Sorry I haven't updated, haven't had internet... UGH. Sad, I know.. :( But here's the newest chapter. :)
After a few days of wandering around the castle and ordering the golbins to do un-necessary tasks, Sarah was beginning to get bored. That was of course, until she heard a voice that she had never heard before. She turned around and no one was there. Shaking her head, she twirled around and saw that no one was in the hallway with her. She was confused. Who was talking? What exactly were they saying? "Hello?" More talking that she couldn't understand. "Who's there?" This time the voices stopped.
Sarah walked down the hallway and searched every room, finding no one. After shutting the last door, she rolled her eyes and chalked it up to her possibly going insane from being alone. Jareth had gone away on family business and she was supposed to stay at the castle taking care of all the goblins and making sure that no one allowed Hoggle or Ludo out of the dungeon. Sighing, Sarah began to think that maybe Jareth got the better deal out of this marriage. He got to see his family whenever he wanted, he got to stay at his home, and he of course he got the girl that he loved.
She couldn't say she was un-happy exactly. She just missed her family and her home. How did he get what he want? It just wasn't fa- Before she could finish her thinking, she bumped into a goblin who was apologizing ferociously. "You should be sorry! You little twit, how dare you not look where you're walking and then bump into your queen!" The goblin was quivering in front of Sarah. "I could have you bogged for that!" The goblin fell to the floor crying, begging to be forgiven. Sarah sighed and knelt down beside her. Why was Sarah all of sudden feeling sorry for her? Just twenty minutes ago she was screaming at everyone for any little thing. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said any of that. I'm just aggravated and lonely."
The goblin looked up at Sarah. "I know, I know. That is no reason to take it on you." Sarah grabbed the goblins hands helping her stand up again. "What's your name anyways? I've never seen you here, and I've been wandering the hallways for a while because Jareth's gone." There was sadness in both Sarah's voice and eyes.
The goblin stared at her wide-eyed. "Milady, my name is Diamond."
Sarah smiled for the first time in days, even though she felt like she wanted to cry. "Diamond is a pretty name." Sarah bit the inside of her cheek, then looked behind her. "Were you just talking? I mean, before you said your name."
"No milady. I just came into the hallway when I bumped into you."
"No, that was my fault. I wasn't paying attention. It's very considerate of you to try to take the blame though. But I can not allow it."
"So I see the old Sarah is back?"
Sarah and Diamond turned in the direction of the voice and they saw Jareth standing there. "How much of that did you see?" Sarah questioned him.
Jareth tsked her. "Now dear, I've already told you not to talk to me like that. I'm still your King."
She smiled sarcastically. "Of course, how could I forget. Jareth honey, how much of that did you see?" She asked him with mock enthusiasm. Why was he acting like this? Like he owned her? Because down here, he does. You can't leave the Underground until he allows you. She thought to herself, and she had to admit that it was true. If she had known this, she never would have married him.
"I saw the whole exchange happen. That's how I know the old Sarah is back. Or at least almost back." He walked over to Sarah and grabbed her chin. "I'm guessing you forgot that I can hear your thoughts my dear?" She quivered a little then nodded. "The rules for a King and Queen Underground are just a little different than they are Aboveground. You are supposed to listen to your King. You're lucky you have gotten away with so much of what you have done." He leaned in and kissed her. "Believe me love, you will not have to worry about being a prisoner or anything as such, but you should be more respectful towards me."
"And you I."
Jareth laughed. "True. I promise I will, if you will make an effort."
It was as if they had forgotten Diamond was there. She stepped away from them and started to walk away. "Not so fast Diamond. We haven't been properly introduced. Come back here."
She slinked back over to Sarah and Jareth with her head down. "Yes, milord?"
"Look at me. I like to get a look at my goblins. They all hold a special place in my heart." Sarah scoffed. Kicking them and ordering them around was a special place in his heart? "Sarah go to the bedroom, and wait for me there. I have a surprise for you."
Jareth turned to her with fire in his eyes. "Now!" She sighed and turned around to walk away, but Jareth pulled her into his arms and kissed her again. "I missed you." She rolled her eyes and walked away.
Jareth waited for Sarah to turn the corner then turned back to Diamond. "Well, you played your part famously."
"I only did as you said."
Jareth smiled victoriously. "You did it well."
Diamond nodded. "Can I please have my body back? This one, it just doesn't suit me."
"Of course." He laughed. "Because you helped me get Sarah back, you may have anything wish."
Jareth waved his hands and Sandra appeared before him. "Thank you." She narrowed her eyes at him. "You know, I realize that you love her, and that she loves you, but you can't treat her like that. She's not one for standing up for herself. Back home, I always stood up for her. As her best friend, I will do the same in the Underground."
Jareth chuckled and Sandra backed up a little. "There is no need to protect her from me. I would never hurt her." Just as Sandra was going to speak again, Jareth stopped her. "I may have taken her from her family and friends, but I never hurt her. Not in the physical sense."
"Good to know. May I go say hi to her, then go home?"
He smirked at her. "Not tonight. I have a surprise for her tonight, and you are not it. Next time, you two can hang out or whatever it is that you call it." She nodded as he sent her home.
Jareth turned and walked to the bedroom that he shared with Sarah. When he walked in, he saw Sarah laying down on the bed crying. He knelt down next to her and started stroking her hair. "What's wrong love?"
She looked up at him and sniffled. "What's wrong? What's wrong? It's more like, what isn't wrong!"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean, I'm tired of all of this! You get to leave the castle, you get to see your family, you get to go wherever you want! It's not fair! I have to sit here and worry about my family and friends." She shook her head and then wiped her eyes. "Speaking of my friends, I want Hoggle and Ludo let go."
Jareth stood up and crossed his arms over his chest. "Excuse me? You want them what? They kidnapped you."
She laughed at him. "Kidnapped me? Really? If you actually thought about it, they were trying to keep me safe from your brother-"
Jareth cut her off. "I could have done that!"
"You think so? Because they took me out of your castle, under your watch, without you knowing. So what's to say that your brother wouldn't have been able to do the same?"
Jareth sat down on the bed and looked at her with kind eyes. "I didn't think of it that way. I just thought-"
"You just wanted a reason to get rid of Hoggle. You've never liked him."
He shook his head. "I haven't. I've always been jealous of his relationship with you. You've always been nicer to him than you are to me."
Sarah felt bad. Of course she'd been nicer to Hoggle. He hadn't taken her brother, even though she asked him to be taken. Hoggle hadn't trapped her in an oubliette. He didn't send cleaners after her, or any of the other things that Jareth had done to her. "You're right, I am. But that's because he's nice to me, and you're not." She regretted the words as soon as they were out. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean it the way it sounded."
"It's fine, Sarah. I know I haven't always been so nice. Just remember, I already told you that I could be cruel. I never lied to you about that." He came closer to her. "I told you I had a surprise for you." Then he smiled.
"Yea. You did say that, and honestly, I don't want anymore surprises."
"Aww, don't be made love. You are going to love this surprise."
He leaned over her and started kissing her neck. "Jareth, just leave me alone. I don't want to be near you right now." He sat her up and started to unzip her dress. Her eyes went wide. "Really? You want to do this now?"
"I told you that I missed you. Besides, your my wife. We've waited long enough." She smiled and reached up to kiss him.