Prince Caspian and the Heirs.
"I remember we were living like kings and queens in a little tiny castle made of hopes and dreams. It was destiny meant to be, so complete, the perfect team but suddenly there's a glitch in the system. And between us is a bit strip of distance, they say it's supposed to make the heart grow fonder, from all I can tell it couldn't be wronger." Dancing On My Own-Pixie Lott.
I was sitting at my desk that evening, drawing away as usually did. I was in the middle of sketching a seven year old boy holding a bow when my mum called:
"Rebecca and Oliver, please come down, I've got some news!"
I sighed, put my pencil down and headed downstairs and met Olly half way down.
"Have any idea what this is about?" I asked.
"No, I don't." He shrugged.
We reached the living-room to see Mum sitting with her boyfriend on the couch. She gestured us to sit down on the other one and we did.
"Paul and I have some news." She beamed. "I'm pregnant."
"And we're going to get married." Paul added.
My eyes grew wide and my mouth fell open. She was pregnant? I was going to have another sibling? This couldn't be serious. These things take time! They had only been together for two years! Having kids is a big responsibility and marriage is a big step.
"No need to look so excited." Mum said sarcastically.
"It's great, mum, really." Oliver smiled. "It's just a lot to take in."
"Rebecca?" My mum asked. "Are you alright?"
"I'm … I'm…" I stuttered. "I'm shocked."
"And why is that?" She looked angry but was trying not to let it show.
"It's just a surprise." I swallowed.
"At least I know my own daughter doesn't support me, isn't that brilliant?" She scoffed and got up.
"You have no idea what it's like!" I yelled at her. "You're happy, you might have found the love of your life and now you're going to have a kid. What about me Mum? I've been practically invisible to you since you got divorced! You don't know what it's like to be stuck here day by day when all your heart wants is to be somewhere else with other people!"
"Don't you dare talk to me like that?" She shouted.
"When have you ever cared about how I act? I've been getting into fights at school all year and you've never given a damn! I don't even know why you're going to have another kid; you hardly have time for the two of us!"
And with that I ran out of the room grabbing my coat as I walked out of the door. I headed for nowhere in particular I just headed in a random direction. I ended up at the entrance of the Tube. I took out my pass and beeped it. Once I reached one of the platforms I sat down on one of the benches. I felt someone sit down beside me.
"You shouldn't have gone that far." Oliver told me.
"I've wanted to get those things off my chest for a while." I looked up at him.
"Mum didn't really appreciate it though." Olly sighed. "I know this year has been hard for you but you need to stop taking your anger out on others."
"I know, but I'm just frustrated all the time. I want to go back, see my kids again and see Peter again." A single tear fell from my eye.
"You will see them again." Oliver reassured me.
"It's been a year, how long does he expect me to wait?"
"Maybe for now you should accept that we live here and stop pretending any different." He advised.
"I can't Oliver."
"I'm not asking you to forget I just want you to move on in the meantime instead of cutting yourself off from this world."
I sighed, I knew he was right but I didn't want to admit it. Then suddenly I felt him pinch me.
"Oliver, stop it!" I stood up laughing.
"I'm not doing anything!" He raised his hands in defence.
"Of course you're not!" I smiled.
"Honestly! I'm not-" He stopped then jumped off the bench. "What the hell was that?"
I saw the train coming on and a sudden wind start to rise.
"Oliver, give me your hand!" I held mine out to him.
"Is this magic?" He asked.
"I think it is!" I answered.
The train came in and bit by bit the scenery changed as it went by. Once it had gone by us we were standing in a cave on a beach.
"We're back." I whispered.
"I can't believe it!" Oliver gasped before turning and hugging me.
"We are actually back!" I grinned as I pulled away.
"And we're not alone." He gestured to the sand in front of me.
There was a blue jacket lying there. I walked over and picked it up. There was a name scribbled on to the label at the collar. I read it and my heart skipped a beat.
"PETER?" I yelled while running out of the cave. "PETER?"
Then I saw him he was in the water messing around with Susan, Ed and Lucy.
"PETER!" I yelled again as I dropped his coat and started running towards him at top speed.
He looked up and I saw his smile increase as he did. He couldn't have gotten out of the water faster. Peter began to run in my direction. We met halfway and I jumped into his arms with such force we fell backwards on to the sand.
"It's really you." I whispered as we sat up and I placed my hands on both his cheeks.
"It's really me." He had tears in his eyes.
I couldn't wait any longer I crashed my lips against his and he immediately started to kiss back. Our lips moved perfectly in sync like they always had. It was the most amazing feeling to taste his lips again, to have the softness of them touch mine and to have his arms around me again. I don't know how long the kiss lasted but all I knew was that when we did release each other I didn't want to.
"I have missed you so much." He murmured as he trailed kisses up and down my neck line.
"I've missed you too." I sighed as I melted in to his arms resting my head on his shoulder.
"I'm not letting you go this time." He promised.
I brought my head up again and looked into his blue eyes.
"I love you." I leaned in and gave him another peck.
"Are we allowed to see her or not?" Ed joked from behind him.
"All in good time, Edmund don't worry." I smiled as Peter and I both got up from the ground.
I went over and gave him a big hug before moving on to Susan and Lucy. Oliver gave the girls a hug and the boys what they like to call "a man hug". I just think they're being damn annoying when they do that. They should just give each other a proper hug and be done with it.
"So you guys were having fun?" Oliver said.
"Just a bit." Lucy smiled.
"We were actually on our way up to see why there were ruins in Narnia." Ed informed us.
"Ruins? In Narnia? Since when?" I asked looking slightly confused.
"That's exactly what we want to find out." Peter took my hand and we began to make our way up to the ruins above us.
We began looking around the place.
"It's beautiful isn't it?" I said sadly as I came up to Lucy who was looking over the water from an old balcony.
"Why so sad?" She asked but I just shook my head, they would realise sooner or later where we were. "I wonder who lived here." She went on to say.
"I think we did." Susan said as she bent down to pick up a golden knight she had hit with her foot.
"That's mine, from my chess set." Edmund remarked as he took the piece from Susan's hand.
"Which chest set?" Peter asked.
"I don't think he has a golden chest set in Finchley does he?" I answered sarcastically.
"I had forgotten how critical you could get." Peter teased.
"Well I hadn't." Oliver huffed.
"It can't be." Lucy said as if in daze.
She then ran by us grabbing Peter's hand as she went and led us to an opening.
"Look, imagine walls." She put in front of what I could tell was the remains of a throne. "And columns there." She arranged Susan. "And then a glass roof."
Ed had already found his spot so Lucy stood in hers. I walked up what was left of the steps and took Peter's hand.
"This was Cair Paravel." I breathed.
"But what happened, we have only been gone a year." Susan asked.
"Narnian time doesn't go at the same rate as ours." I explained. "Aslan knows how long we've been gone."
We headed out of what used to the throne room. When we reached another bit Edmund kneeled and examined the rocks.
"Catapults." He observed.
"What?" Peter looked at him.
"This didn't just happen. Cair Paravel was attacked." Edmund explained.
"But who would attack? We had the biggest army; no one would dare to do it." Oliver interjected.
"We were gone." I stated. "An army without a leader is nothing. With us out of the way Narnia was prey to anything the bordering lands would want."
Peter looked at him then walked off towards the wall followed by Edmund. He pulled away the ivy from the wall and with Ed started to push. He was trying to get in to the secret chamber. Once they had pushed the wall away a small wooden door was revealed. Peter, with the help of his pocket knife, knocked some of the rotten wood away to open the door from the other side. He ripped the bottom part of his shirt off and wrapped it around a couple of twigs.
"No one happens to have matches?" He asked.
"I don't have any matches but would this help?" Ed said as he pulled a torch out of his bag.
"You might have mentioned that a bit sooner!" Peter smiled as he threw his thing away.
Ed just smiled and led the way down. I let Susan and Lucy go ahead of me as well as my brother.
"Ladies first." Peter smiled.
"Thank you." I smirked as I grabbed his hand and walked in. We quickly caught up with the others and soon overtook them. We headed down the steps and together we pushed the steel gates open revealing six chests with stone statues behind them.
"I can't believe it, it's all still here." Peter looked amazed.
Lucy rushed by us to her chest. Followed by Susan, Oliver and Ed. Peter hung back as he picked up a golden tray with Aslan's head on it. I watched at him take a deep breathe a blow some of the dust off it.
"I was so tall." Lucy remarked as she pulled a dress out of the trunk and compared it to her body.
"Well, you were older then." Susan smiled.
"As opposed to hundreds of years later, when you're younger." Ed had put his war helmet on that was way too big.
I took a deep breath and walked over to my chest and opened it. Waiting for me was my sword gently placed on top of parchments and clothes. I took it out and slowly caressed the sword hilt debating whether I should pull it out or not. I turned to look back at Peter who was staring longingly at the statue of himself. I knew how much he probably wanted to be that High King again. He started taking slow steps towards it.
"What is it?" Lucy asked Susan as she continued to rummage her chest.
"I can't find my horn. I must have left it on my saddle the day we went back." She sighed.
Peter was now in front of his chest and opened it carefully. He attracted the attention of everyone in the room. He went straight for his sword and pulled it straight out of its cover without hesitation.
"When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets its death." He recited.
"When he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again." Lucy finished.
There was a moment of silence before she continued. "Everyone we knew, Mr Tumnus and the Beavers, they're all gone."
I turned away from everyone to hide the tears that had begun to fall. They were dead. Archer and Liliana were gone. I had never failed anything in my life but I had failed them.
"I think it's time we found out what's going on here." Peter announced.
I didn't turn round I just stood there for a moment.
"Can you give us a minute?" I heard Peter's voice plead the others.
Ever so silently they left the room and I felt Peter strong arms wrap around my waist from behind.
"Everything is going to be alright." Peter murmured.
"They're dead Peter." I turned round to meet his eyes. "We abandoned them and now they're dead."
"We did not abandon them." He wiped the tears away from my cheeks but it was no use others continued to fall.
"We left, Peter. We went back. I promised Archer I would come back. I let him down and now he's dead." I rested my head on his shoulder as I tried to regain control of my breathing.
"We didn't leave on purpose it was an accident." He whispered. "If we could change it we would."
I felt tears on my neck. Peter was crying as well. For once he was letting the real emotions show.
"You're right." I lifted my head. "We need to find out what's going on."
I gently pressed my lips against his before turning and grabbing some clothes that would fit me.
"What are you doing?" He asked.
"I'm not going to trek around Narnia in these clothes am I?" I gestured to my jeans and navy blue top.
"You're right we should change." Peter agreed.
He went over to his chest and rummaged through it before finding something suitable. We both changed there and I couldn't help but let my eyes wander to his chest as he changed. He hadn't lost that six-pack.
"Are we ready to go?" I asked as Peter and I came up the stairs to meet the others.
They had already gotten changed: Lucy and Susan had opted for a dress unlike me who had gone for a look similar to the boys.
"Let's get started then." Ed said.
We climbed back down to the beach and continued along. After a while we came to a soft water lake.
"What's that?" I pointed to a small row boat.
"They're going to throw the dwarf in!" Lucy cried.
Susan was first to react.
"Drop him!" She ordered as she loaded her bow.
The two men shrugged and dropped the dwarf in the water.
"Really, Susan?" I added before running for the water dropping my sword as I went.
I saw one of her arrows hit one of the soldiers and the other jumped ship and swam off. I reached the water and dived in followed by Peter and Edmund. Peter and I headed for the dwarf. Peter caught him and pulled him up. I hate it when he does things that I had begun to do. He saw that I was going for him, why not let me? I swam to the surface and watched as Peter dragged the dwarf to safety. Edmund had gone for the boat and was currently coming up to us.
Lucy hurried to cut the dwarf's bonds.
"Drop him?" He demanded after he had regained his breath. "Is that the best you could do?"
"A simple thank you would suffice." Susan said to him.
"They were doing fine drowning me without your help." He snapped.
"Maybe we should have let them." Peter added.
That remark cut the dwarf off.
"Why were they trying to kill you anyway?" Oliver asked as he gave me my sword back.
"They're Telmarines, that's what they do." He answered.
"Telmarines? In Narnia?" Edmund asked confused.
"Where have you been for the last few hundred years?" The dwarf said.
"It's a bit of a long story." Lucy smiled.
Susan handed Peter his sword back. The dwarf eyed it suspiciously before sighing.
"Oh you have got to be kidding me." He said in disbelief. "You're it? You're the Kings and Queens of old?"
"High King Peter, the Magnificent." He introduced himself.
"You could have probably left the last part out." I snorted.
"Probably." The dwarf chuckled.
"You might be surprised." Peter challenged as he held his sword out.
"You don't want to do that boy."
"Not me, him." Peter gestured to Ed as he gave the dwarf his sword.
Ed smiled and drew his. The dwarf took Peter's sword and let it drop to ground as if it was too heavy but I knew better. Edmund looked a bit cocky. Suddenly the dwarf swung Pete's sword viciously and hard. Edmund had to duck to avoid it. He swung again and this time he nearly hit Ed.
"Are you all right?" The dwarf teased.
Edmund swung and moved behind the dwarf whacking him as he went. He blocked the dwarf's attack and counterattacked. He swayed his sword with speed and ease managing to finally disarm his opponent. The dwarf dropped to his knees.
"Beards and bedsteads." He gasped. "Maybe that horn worked after all."
"What horn?" Susan enquired.
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