The labyrinth. So that's where I live. in a mysterious, confusing labyrinth. I live in the castle that lies beyond the Goblin City. my father Jareth, the Goblin King, rules over the labyrinth, and all the goblins in his kingdom. I am his daughter, Crystal. That is my name. I never knew who my mother was, because she abandoned me when I was only a baby. Father told me that I was half Fae; like him, but the rest was all human. But father never really told me why mother left me. I have father's blonde hair, but mine is straight and long. I also have Father's blue sapphire eyes, and I have my mother's face; as so I have been told. Oh, and if you are wondering, I'm 12 years of age. Father says that when I become of age, I will take his place as the Goblin Queen. But, I am not sure if I want to become queen. I mean, I would rather read books, draw the wonders of the Labyrinth in my sketchpad, and discover more of the mystical land that my father ruled. I love books! Of course my favorite one is "Labyrinth." It tells the story of a girl that came to father's realm to take her baby brother back. One day, I asked father what the girl's name was. He had dreamy eyes when he said her name; "Sarah." I knew at that moment, that he had some type of a connection with her. Not the story, but I think that he was in love with her. "Father, do you love mother?" I asked. He cupped my face with his hands. "Of course I do." He looks suspicious; like he is hiding something... but I don't know what.
I could not sleep. It was already 13 o'clock in the morning, and I hadn't slept the entire night. In our world, we have thirteen hours instead of 12 like the humans. Everything is not what it seems in this place. I walked down the castle steps, to the door of the Throne Room. I peeked my head out. My father was awake. He was lying on his throne, playing with his baton. I walked in slowly. Father quickly noticed me. "Crystal, what are you doing up this early?"
"I couldn't sleep. But, I don't know why. Did I disturb you?"
"Not at all... So you can't fall asleep?" he asked me. I nodded. "Come." father said, as he patted the empty space of the throne with his hand. I did as he instructed. My blue orbs met his, and then he started singing:
"There's such a sad love, deep in your eyes. A kind of pale jewel, open and closed,within your eyes.I'll place the sky, within your eyes."
I leaned my head on my father's shoulder, and the rest of my body curled up on the throne. He kept singing while running his fingers through my long blond hair.
"There's such a fooled heart, beating so fast. In search of new dreams, a love that will last, within your heart.I'll place the moon within your heart. As the pain sweeps through,makes no sense for thrill is gone. Wasn't too much fun at all,but I'll be there for you-ou-ou as the world falls down. in love."
Father took one of his crystal balls out of his pocket and twirled it about, then placed it in my hands. I stared into the crystal to see the beautiful view of the Labyrinth.
"I'll paint you mornings of gold.I'll spin you Valentine we're strangers 'til now, we're choosing the path,between the stars.I'll leave my love between the stars. As the pain sweeps through,makes no sense for thrill is gone. Wasn't too much fun at all,but I'll be there for you-ou-ou as the world falls down."
Father's fluent and soothing voice filled my head. I started to close my eyes; the crystal still in my hands. Father's singing echoed in my ears.
"Falling,as the world falls ,as the world falls . .Falling in love,as the world falls . . in love,as the world falls no sense at no sense to ,as the world falls .Falling in love,as the world falls .Falling,falling in love, as the world falls down."
I closed my sleepy eyes and fell asleep.