Disclaimer: I do not own the Iron Fey series.
I realized I never put a disclaimer in any of my stories I am so sorry! For all past and future stories I do not own the Iron Fey series I could never amount up to the incredible work of Julie Kagawa. Anyways this fan fic is for my first reviewer ever! Beautiful Redemption this is for you #TeamPuck.
I leaned against a tree and stared at the creak down below me, listening to the water run. It's been a month since ice-boy returned to Meghan's side and they immediately became lovebirds again so they've been busy with being well lovebirds. I couldn't really intrude on them because they're both in the iron realm which is still deadly to me and because they both would kill me, trying to stop me from ruining their love scenes I guess. I twisted an apple from the tree and bit it with a crunch.
"Puck! Get down here."
"Got tired of ice-boy princess?"
I sighed, put the apple in my mouth, and jumped down right in front of her. She stepped back from my landing so that she wouldn't fall over I leaned back a little away from her just in case ice-boy was around. I admit I feel sad and jealous that she chose ice-boy but she is with him now. I still love her, she will always be my princess. I grinned at her as she crossed her arms on her chest and shook her head I could tell she's happy to see me. She's more happy with ice-boy I have to accept that as long as she's happy I am too. I threw the apple to the ground and crossed my eyes to my chest, eyeing her.
"Have you seen Ash? I've been looking for him all morning"
"I haven't seen ice-boy since he returned for you princess. He might be playing swords with someone in the Unseelie court."
She bit her lip at the mention of the Unseelie court. Queen Mab doesn't like her one bit especially since she's the queen of the iron fey and she took Ash, her last living son, from her. I kicked the apple on the ground, sending it into the creak a few feet away, making her look at me with worry. I held up my hands to show her I was alright.
"Puck, have you been here all this time?"
"I've been here and there princes, roaming the nevernever for fun. Battling some trolls, creating mischief, laughing at witches."
"Puck you're going to get yourself killed! Don't you think it's time you find something to do? King Oberon must be looking for you."
"When King Oberon needs me princess he just calls and I have a better plan to do for the rest of my life then playing with the Faeries, annoy ice-boy forever."
"Puck that isn't funny."
"I am serious princess. Me and ice-boy will have a blast."
She stared at me annoyed I grinned back at her, making her smile too. I put my hands on the back of my head and started walking away. Meghan will call me back she can't stand it if we fight or we don't talk because of past actions.
"Let's take a trip to the human world just you and me."
I grinned even wider now, me and Meghan in the human world together and ice-boy left out in the dust.
"When shall we leave princess?"
"Let's leave as soon as possible."
"How about now princess?"
I wiggled my eyebrows at her, smiling as innocently as I could. She looked at me and knew I was eager to leave ice-boy here.
"Where's the nearest trod?"
"Geez, princess the human world really hasn't changed since we left."
"Let's just have fun today Puck."
I followed her down the street and turned the nearest corner. We've been walking for almost two hours already. We heard shouts and a lot of noise coming from pier and I could see a lot of lights near the pier.
"Oh goody there's a carnival in town."
"Good for us, isn't it?"
I looked at her suspiciously. Why would we go here without ice-boy I know she always wants to be with him and he wants to be with her I stopped walking and looked at the lights from the pier there's a Ferris wheel on pier, its lights shining like a beacon. I looked at the Meghan and shook my head.
"Princess, what's going on?"
"What do you mean Puck?"
"Why are we here? Why isn't ice-boy with us? This is all too strange."
"Can't we just have fun today?"
"Not until you tell me what's going on. Ice-boy's your knight he wouldn't just leave you alone."
She bit her lip and my stomach dropped. She's obviously hiding something from me I should have seen it sooner but I was too distracted by the fact she wanted to go out with me instead of ice-boy. She looked at me, sadly and the theory popped into my head.
"You're leaving with ice-boy."
She looked at me worry and guilt evident on her face. I felt the blood drain from my face. So I found out why ice-boy isn't with her and why she wanted to go out tonight with me and not him.
"How soon is soon?"
I closed my eyes waiting for the worse to happen. Meghan grabbed my arm and squeezed I couldn't help but look her in the eyes. I winced when she spoke.
"Where are you going?"
"Ash's taking me to see everything in the nevernever and then the world."
"Ice-boy's idea I guess."
I snorted I should have known it would be ice-boy's idea. I looked at the pier, the lights and basically anywhere but at her. I could sense she's shifting uncomfortable. I sighed of course they want to be together.
"Are you alright with this?"
"To be honest I hate it but there's nothing I can do about. Let's just enjoy the night."
I grabbed her hand and quickly made our way to the pier. A pair of kids passed us laughing and screaming at each other and I couldn't help but act a little like them.
"Let's go on the Ferris wheel."
"Isn't it amazing up here?"
"You're more amazing."
"Nothing princess. I just said the view's amazing."
I looked down and observed the people running around I could feel Meghan's eyes on me, so I kept my gaze steady on the ground concentrating hard on the people below. My vision was excellent so I could see everything clearly. One person caught my eye she was beautiful, thin, red hair flowing with the wind, pale white skin glistening in the moonlight, and her head was tilted to one side while she read a book. I smiled as I read the title of the book she was reading A Midsummer Night's Dream. I looked at Meghan and pointed her out.
"Look at the red head reading the book."
"What about her?"
"She's reading A Midsummer Night's Dream."
"Ah, just another story about you."
"Yep princess, my fame grows with every passing day I guess."
She snorted, it was almost midnight and I guess I should leave already. I stretched my arms out wide and looked at Meghan she smiled sadly, she already knew I was going to leave now.
"Well princess it was a blast but I think I will go now. Send my regards to ice-boy."
"I'll see you when I can Puck."
I smiled and kissed her on the cheek before she could react and jumped off the Ferris wheel at the peak. Gracefully and silently I landed near the red headed girl. She flinched startled at my sudden appearance I grinned at her and nodded at her book.
"Great book you're reading. I love the characters."
"Yeah. Isn't A Midsummer Night's Dream just amazing?"
"Of course it is. It's one of my favorite books."
"I love Robin Goodfellow. His cheeriness, mischief, adventurous spirit. If only I could meet him."
I blushed a little at her comments I guess I have a gorgeous admirer.
"That would be something. Well goodbye."
"Wait. What's your name?"
I smiled at her question and tilted my head, considering if I should tell her the truth or just walk away. I tucked my hands in my pocket, green eyes glinting in the darkness, and leaned in a little closer.
"My name's Puck."
I swiftly moved away from her as her eyes widen with a note of understanding. The book fell from her hands and I laughed a little so she does believe me that much how interesting. I slipped into the nearest trod and made my way to the nearest creak I could find.
Beautiful Redemption you're character's name has a meaning to it. I will post the next chapter as soon as possible I am sorry Meghan's here too but I need a little tension.