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is suddenly attacked by a large white wolf. at the last minute jareth, the goblin king, comes to her aid and rescues her from the wolf?s fatal blow. is the goblin king still in love with sarah? how did she get back into the underground? what events will unfold? read and you will find yourself immersed into a story filled with mystery, adventure, passion, romance, deception, and magic. prologue it was so cold the air about her freezing her breath as it came in short tortured and confused breaths. what was she to think? what was she to do? wrapping her arms about herself she rubbed them trying to bring back some warmth but failing. the night sky was frightening and unfamiliar as she looked about herself in confusion. the ground scrunched beneath her feet as she slowly, shakily stepped forwards. the grass beneath her feet crunching and breaking with each tortured step. deep blue eyes searched unfamiliar surroundings her long dark brown hair swept back behind her small ears. her surroundings were eerily quite making her all the more afraid. it was the type of deafening silence that made ones skin crawl in fear. she half expected to wake up in her bed safe and sound this scene before her being only a nightmare but something within herself told her that was not to be. the darkness around her was only lightened by the star filled sky and the large full white moon. sarah williams was trembling now the cold striking to her very core her very sole. surrounded by nothing but thick forest and freezing cold her dress attire of black slacks and thin red turtleneck giving little warmth in the open cold air. taking in a deep breath she finally had enough courage to call out, "hello!" her lips trembled as she held herself in wait for an answer but received none. sarah�s mind searched for a reasonable explanation, some kind of rationality that would explain her being there. it was a total mystery to her, no explanation, nothing. sinking to her knees she rocked herself back and forth trying to comfort her freezing body and her racing mind. her thoughts came to a moment in time that she had long ago tried to put away in the back of her mind. an adventure and a struggle to get her half brother back that she had so stupidly wished away, not realizing the consequences of her wish. it was supposed to be make believe, fantasy, but no it was real. piercing mismatched eyes underneath a cruel and hungry stare came to mind his blond hair fashioned in a style that he could only pull off. a king he was powerful and magical. uncrossing her arms she shakily pushed herself back to her feet now determined to defeat this unknown that lied out before her. she had stood up to the goblin king, gone through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered she could get through this, what ever this was. a haunting howl pierced the looming silence causing her the flinch and look about her surroundings. not wanting to stick around to find out just what had made that haunting howl sarah started forward. with each step she quickened her pace until she was running as fast as her feet would permit her. dodging thick undergrowth and trees she fought her way through the forest fearful of what was now following her.
eyes glowing in the darkness he pursued her paws padding lightly against the soft ground as he commenced with the hunt. hungry so hungry, he needed her flesh, to devour, to gorge. she smelled so sweet to his long black nose, he could smell her fear, sense it. this was what he loved most about the hunt. his white fur shook in the night breeze as he ran after the human woman. her lungs felt as if they would burst her limbs starting to feel numb with the cold. not really able to see exactly where she was going she continued further fearful of what chased her. she stumbled forwards, foot catching against something. the stumble turned quickly into that of a fall, hands reaching forwards to catch herself before she made full impact against the ground. sarah�s heart wrenched as she heard a growl. she tried to stand but fell once again as a sharp pain pierced through her twisted ankle. turning around she forced herself to look her pursuer in the eye, to know what it was that would end her existence. yellow eyes stared at her slowly approaching. sarah pulled herself back frantically trying to get some distance between her and the creature that slowly approached her. her hands ached, burned from the cold. lips trembling with cold and fear. the large wolf was now in full view, his white fur glistening against the moonlight. his hungry eyes looked over its prey deciding how he would go about this one. she was beautiful making his mouth water with the expectation of tasting her, drinking her blood, devouring her flesh. she choked back the tears daring her voice, "please don�t hurt me. god, please don�t hurt me." the tears escaped as she now knew her fate, to die at the mercy of the wolf in front of her, to never know how or why she was brought here. growling his sharp teeth shown ready to pounce, ready to kill. something so soft within her mind she barely recognized it but it was there. a silent reminder of so long ago as a familiar voice of a long lost friend wrung in her mind, "should you ever need us." opening her eyes she whispered out, "i�ll call." lunging forwards he was rewarded with her arm as it reflexively came up to protect her face. she cried out in pain as his teeth sunk in, "jareth!" she cried out again as the pain raked through her arm as she struggled against the impossible. its claws scratching against her leg as he fiercely let go and started for her again. before the wolf could grab hold once more he was stung with an impact throwing him back. yelping out as the surprised pain ripped through its body the wolf franticly scurried to its feet. not caring for another blow the wolf retreated back into the darkness hidden it watched as a man he had not seen before stood over his intended prey. sarah trembled holding her bloodied arm desperately trying to get up, to run and get away while she could. never once did she notice his appearance nor see his rescue as her vision was blurred with tears her body racked with pain. she cried out as she felt someone touch her shoulder flinching away from the contact, not knowing what it came from. a cultured voice, one that she had never thought she would ever hear again, one that sent her heart dropping through the pit of her stomach. "sarah," it was only one word and she knew exactly who had called her name.
teary eyes looked up to the man that had spoken her name, a man that she had stood up to so long ago, defeated. he looked the same, not at all changed from the handsome and powerful man that she had faced so long ago. "jareth," just as his name left her lips the world around her went black as she fell into unconsciousness. chapter 1 seeing her lying before him at his feet bloodied and unconscious he did not hesitate as he went to her side. it had been so long since he had seen her, he was surprised to hear her crying out his name. jareth was even more surprised when he was met with the scene of a large white wolf attacking her. gently taking sarah�s injured body in his arms he lifted her from the ground. her body still in hand he looked in the direction in which the large white wolf had fled, his mismatched eyes narrowing as he searched the surrounding brush. feeling her stir in his arms his attention was drawn back towards her injured form. sarah was still unconscious her brow damp with sweat and blood. she moaned against his chest the pain from her injuries stinging against the contact of his body holding hers. magic forming about him he stepped forwards with her in his arms disappearing from the woods. the wolf crept out from its hiding place anger within its eyes. making its way towards the spot in which he almost had his prey he sniffed at the blood that stained the moist soil her blood still fresh in his mouth. head reaching up towards the moon he howled into the night. lying her gently onto the bed he carefully looked over her. her dark long brown hair was matted with sweat clinging to her bloodied face. her red turtleneck sweater torn at the right sleeve where the wolf had torn into her skin leaving small tares and teeth marks within her flesh. the leg of her jeans was ripped as well as bloodied from claw marks left by the wolf�s claws. with a wave of his hand over her unconscious form her clothes were replaced with a long blue nightgown, her injuries cleaned and wrapped in white bandages and gauze. satisfied with attending her wounds jareth vanished from the room. leaning up against the side of the window he looked out at his labyrinth his mind in contemplation. how did she get here within the underground and why would she be in the glendalian forest? should he just send her back, did he want to send her back? why should he care? she had ignored his professed love turned his world upside down and then she was gone. jareth grimaced to himself, she was then just a child could she really be able to understand what it was that he was offering, what he was revealing to her. with a flourish of his wrist a crystal appeared within the palm of his hand. allowing it to hover over his black gloved hand he watched the image of sarah asleep in his bed. she had changed much since last he had seen her. no longer the teenager she was now a grown woman but still so na�ve so innocent. her image looked troubled as sweat dampened her brown, her body trembling from a growing fever. jareth�s expression turned to that of worry as he watched her face mirror that of fear. dispensing of the crystal he appeared within his room where she slept fitfully within his bed. as he touched her brow his expression of worry turned to that of dread. she was burning up hot to the touch. her skin was on fire with fever and he had nothing more that he could do to help her. he had already cast a healing spell that should have worked against any type of infection brought
her voice finally finding itself as she tried to pry herself free as he continued to kiss her along her neck his hands devouring her flesh. stop this!" swift in his movements jareth quickly gathered her into his arms rushing to the adjoining wash room. feeling that she would no longer struggle he freed one hand stroking her dark wet hair away from her face. this was not the face that she had expected with short brown wavy hair instead of the long uniquely style blond. "shh. stop struggling. tears erupted as the nights events came crashing back to memory her body soon becoming numb from the cold and the pain. your safe. surrounded by water as she woke to her surroundings she weakly thrashed about trying to free herself from being pinned within the freezing water. his lips continued to her ear his hot breath stirring against her dark brown hair soothing against her ear. and unsure. she was running her heart racing as she fled from something she could not see. whatever it was that was infecting her it was no ordinary infection. pale white bare muscled chest greeted her first followed by a strong set jaw line. cold and hot at the same time. looking back behind her she could see nothing but she knew that something was there. damp pink lips trembling from the cold as her hands held onto the arms that wrapped around her. her breathing was hard eyes slowly drifting upward to see who she had run into. breathing hard her body felt as if she were on fire the coldness of the water bringing about a stinging pain against her skin. she was trembling now. if the fever did not lower soon it would most likely kill her. and piercing gray eyes. jareth gently yet urgently placed her within. tub already filled with ice cold water with the use of his magic." . "you belong to me now. confused. sarah pushed against his unmoving form trying to break the tingling contact. trembling hands held to chest. strong arms held her down refusing to let her go. i�m trying to save your life. his mind raced for an answer as he dabbed a cool damp towel to her brow.about by her wounds. the water will help with the fever. something�she felt herself burrow into something. he was strong. trying to pull away she found that she could not. before she could voice her protest his lips crushed against hers devouring her lips with his. soft sensual lips. a low growl escaping his sensual lips as his eyes held her eyes to his. her desire to escape leaving her as something she was not familiar with awoke within her being. "no. overpowering her efforts of escape. gray eyes where she had expected mismatched ones. he held her close to him. distinct nose. "sarah. panic raced through her being as she could not pull away from his eyes nor his grasp. sharp stinging pain all over her skin brought her out of her nightmare eyes shooting open as she screamed out. his clothes damp but unaffected by the cold as half of his arms were immersed within the freezing water. she felt weak." fear flooded back drowning out the emotions his kiss brought about. his hold on her tightened. arms surrounding her as she was held tightly in someone�s arms." her struggles ceased.
she could barely stand trembling in the goblin kings arms supported by only by him. head slumped to the side against the headrest of the chair as one hand propped up under his chin the other to his side dangling from the armrest of the chair. leaning forwards on her hands she shakily looked down at herself noting her change of clothing and the bandages around her arm and feeling another wrapped about her leg. chapter 2 light slowly entered the room alighting all within with its soft warmth and promise of a new day. the movement of material and flow of water as she was helped up into a standing position. fragments of memory returning of what had transpired that night flooded her mind. carefully laying her down he pulled the blanket up over her body protecting her from the cold. towel wrapped around her soaked form. a large wooden door greeted her eyes followed. but to sarah�s ears everything was heard. the thick royal blue blanket moved as sarah�s body stirred beneath its warmth. the goblin king sat slumped within a large chair. each calm breath that he took. her trembling breath. her own beating heart. her eyes how they captured his within their depths. so weak. why he was helping her. blinking back at the slight pain it died away as her eyes slowly adjusted to her surroundings. reaching forwards with gloved hand he silently traced the side of her face with the back of his hand making her looked even more shocked than before. her calling him was the only thing that could break that barrier that kept him from her. he understood her silence. and rescued by the goblin king. she just looked at him not knowing what to say. there beside the bed that she lay on jareth. she could hear his heartbeat as well. she shook with the memory. turned to the side she slowly took in her new surroundings. the fever had left her but she was still weak from the blood loss and the shock of moments ago. so long since he had seen her. sarah slowly sat up within the bed mouth dropped slightly open in puzzlement. by concrete floor to a small persian rug that sat underneath a large ornate couch in front of a raging fire within a fireplace. to weak to speak and not even knowing what to say or how to react. her confusion and the look of bewilderment within her eyes. not understanding why he was there. as she slowly looked around. "sleep. eyes coming around towards the other side of the bed she held in her breath at what greeted her eyes. she had been taken from her world and placed within another without any explanation. she didn�t have to stand long as he swept her up into his arms carrying her out of the wash room to the adjoining room. slowly her eyes opened but closing once again the light hurt her eyes. so long since that dreadful day when she had spoken the words that had banished him from her. attacked by some large wolf. the swishing of the cold water when she would move slightly beneath its depths.she sobbed against his chest until she had no more tears to shed. why would he do that? why would he care? ." pulling back he watched as she had no choice but to give in to his spell. the room fell silent no words to be spoken. every movement that he made. as he lay her down onto the bed she was no longer wet but completely dry. it should have been quiet. two large glass doors that opened up into a balcony lay out in front of the bed. sarah remained silent. no dreams were to disturb her rest this night.
her eyes unable to look into his. if anyone is to blame it is you." sarah�s head shot up at the sound of his voice her own voice escaping her as she looked at him. uh. "just fear me love me do as i say and i will be your slave�" but it was a ploy to keep her from saying the words. about to leave the house to go for a walk but when i stepped through the front door i was in that forest�you came?" the question left her mouth just as the question had entered her mind. did you not know that after you denied me. emotions of question. pinching the bridge of his nose he closed his eyes trying to chase away the impending headache that was rushing to the surface. confusion. as she snapped back at the man before her. instead she tried to focus on other parts of him but closed her eyes as she found herself admiring his handsome form. taking a deep breath she slumped against the headboard and pillows in defeat weary of arguing with him any further. "i� i don�t know how i arrived here. his face was unreadable as he locked eyes with hers. looking up to address him once more she looked around in puzzlement as she found that he was no longer there. to not allow her the means to break it once more as she did so very long ago. and uncertainty. i was. he stood from the bed greeting her questioning gaze with a mocking smile. "you said the words sarah. a decision to guard his heart. not prepared for meting him again. "sarah. silently he waited for her response. her eyes locking with his. of her refusal to return the love that he felt for her." hearing him rise she bit her lip not sure about what he was going to do. this world so different from her own. wetting her lips nervously she broke that silence." she looked away. "no! how can you stand there and mock me? i was only a teenager who you tried to exploit and manipulate for your own amusement!" jareth stepped forwards eyes narrowing. the bed shifting slightly as his wait was pressed upon it. you called. he watched her as the emotions spread over her face. "quiet!" he boomed no longer having the patience to put up with their noisy . she had a lot of issues about what he had put her through but now she did not feel like dealing with them. returning to the throne room he ignored the goblins within the room as they made their usual mess. still afraid to look him in the eyes she stared at where her feet were hidden by the blanket. did he still feel the same way towards her as he did so long ago when he had fallen in love with her? jareth�s heart tightened at the memory of being turned down. "thank you. had he been there the whole night? leaning back against the headboard of the bed she pulled the blanket up over her covering her lightly dressed form. her head shooting up just as he sat beside her. she had to look away. memories of the past flashing to mind. finding her voice she softly spoke. denied my power that you had bound me from your world? a binding that could only be broken by you calling upon me once again. not unlike the silence that greeted her when she first arrived in this place. anger flashing within her eyes. the silence felt unbearable. he made a decision at that moment."good morning." lips pressing tightly together as she glared at the goblin king before her. the noise made by the ruckus of goblins about him not helping his headache in the slightest.
by her own words she had confirmed it. still saw him as the villain and herself as the heroine that had defeated him. closing her eyes she splashed her face enjoying the comfort that the warm water brought. he had lost himself to her once he�d be damned if he was going to do it again. as his head was screaming out against the idea. she had thought that she had destroyed him but seeing him�she didn�t know how to feel. his heart pained for her. her feet were met with the cold stone floor causing her to pull back slightly from the coldness of the floor. fist slamming down onto the arm of his throne he glared about the now empty room. not really paying attention to the goblins as they exited the throne room. everything that he had done for her remaining unnoticed. she was in his world now. his mind and heart were at war with each other as he refused to listen to his heart. jareth sat within this throne. rising from the bed once again she stopped noting the dizziness gone and then continued onward towards what she assumed the bathroom. emerging her hands within the warm water. she had definitely been put through the ringer. her hand quickly grabbing the bedpost for support. . tingling started to grow through her arm and leg itching and burning. coming to her reflection she looked to herself with dismay noting her haggard appearance. she had no idea how her refusal of his offers had affected him. that day that she had tread through his labyrinth had been the most profound day of her life. dabbing the towel against her soaked face she inhaled deeply. for a moment they hesitated just before they scattered and exited the room. chapter 3 flinging the blankets off of her sarah moved herself to the edge of his bed. so she had thought that he had only tried to exploit and manipulate her for his own amusement. a past that happened six years ago. dizziness swept over her causing her to sit back down hands coming up to hold her dizzying head. "damn!" she cursed herself flinching from her voice sounding so loud within her own ears. to taste her sweet pink lips. stopping at the door she glanced at the tub that jareth had placed her in remembering the sting of the cold water against her skin she hesitated. dropping the towel she grabbed her arm scratching at the annoying bandage. to feel her within his arms. this time he will not let her go. sliding down further. anger filling her she ripped at the bandage and gauze trying to free her arm from its bindings. all but save one. looking away from the bathtub she saw a mirror that sat behind a large basin of water beside it lay a white towel. she had lived the adventure she had always wanted and returned home with her half brother to be greeted with a farewell party with the friends that she had made through her adventure plus with all those she had met during her adventure." he mused to himself. how much pain she had caused him. pushing herself completely from the bed she stood on shaky legs. feet dangling. within his possession. to chase away her fears. all within the room jumped from the loud roar of their king with horror filled eyes. an evil grin spread about his features as he thought of various ways that he would make her his. releasing her head she looked to her bandaged arm and grimaced as the thought of what could have happened if jareth didn�t show up when he did ran through her mind. he had saved her life and she had just yelled at him for what. "we will just see about that.antics.
her eyes had looked as if they had glowed for a moment and then just faded back to normal suddenly. the tingling had ceased. they were quiet for a moment before she fingered at the light material of her nightgown. hoggle ran trying to catch up with his friend. it was most probably jareth�s doing. "i�s guess�" sarah cut him off. "what the�" she felt different somehow but could not explain how. don�ts do nothins to anger him. "jareth brung me. "i�m supposed to take you to your room." sarah was angry at the kings presumption that she was going to stay. "how did you know that i was here?" hoggle shrugged his shoulders. "well. "oh�" she trailed off not knowing what else to say. i had thought i�d never see you again. "get off" she growled in frustration." "oh did he." . straightening back up from her hug a smile plastered across her face." looking over her he noted nothing out of place. "oh hoggle. nothing indicating that she had been injured in any way. standing from the bed she hotly made her way towards the door ready to give the king a piece of her mind about his little presumption. "what�s happening to me?" grabbing the sides of the table that held the basin of water she stared up at her reflection as if it would bring her an answer. uh. "hoggle what happened? i was able to talk to you and the others for a while but then no one answered my calls anymore." walking past her long lost friend she made her way back to the bed and sat on its edge. hoggle following not too far behind. "we. we just couldn�t anymore. hoggle chased it off as a figment of his imagination as he smiled underneath her hug. "sarah. "sa�sarah?" a faintly familiar voice asked. did he do this? but why would he leave the bandages on if he did? pulling up the nightgown he had given her she freed her leg from its bandages noting the same for her leg as for her arm." he froze within her arms stunned by the expression on her face just before it softened in recognition. "you looks okay to me." looking away from her he dug his foot into the floor fidgeting with his large hands. "hoggle!" immediately she went to him gathering her long lost friend within her arms." sarah weakly smiled to her friend. says that you were brought here by someone and were hurt. examining her arms she gawked at the totally healed arm. i was but i guess jareth must have healed me.sarah shook with the effort as her fingernails dug into the bandage. he says that he�s prepared one for you for your stay." hoggle was doubtful. not caring if it would reopen any of her wounds she finally ripped it away rubbing at her arm. spinning around to face her intruder the anger within her eyes softened as she recognized hoggle standing in the doorway. "i don�t suppose you know where i can get some clothes?" hoggle frowned.
he noted the fact that she was still dressed in the nightgown that he had provided for her. he grabbed her by the arm his body plastered to hers. and his strength it was a bit overwhelming. just as he had dispensed of his crystal she had entered the room. the top of her nightgown falling slightly off her shoulder as she looked fiercely at him eyes glowing with outrage. "i�d be careful if i were you. "and what makes you think that i will do that?" he waited for her answer but was rewarded with a cold stare. she shivered underneath his touch. the color of his mismatched eyes. running his gloved finger over her bare shoulder he continued. a sly grin crossed his lips as he dispensed of the crystal awaiting her arrival. i see and how do you plan on accomplishing this then?" he watched her amused at how her eyes left his as she searched her mind for the answer. how his eyebrows arched up slightly." her heart sank. body being pressed so closely against his. so close she could smell his scent. �damn him� she thought vehemently. rising from his throne he made his way towards her closing the distance between them. with the closeness of his body to hers she was forced to look up into his eyes. his magic. there was a long silence as her heart raced at his closeness." "oh. the smoothness of his pale skin." he stepped closer noting how uncomfortable she was starting to feel. she rounded another corner she bravely stormed into the throne room. "you bastard!" jareth was caught completely off guard. not only were her wounds healed she was actually meaning to come into his throne room to tell him off in his own castle. anger leaving being replaced with that of fear as she realized what exactly it was that she had done. she tried to pull herself from his grasp but only making his grip tighten. do that again and i promise you i will do more than just offend you. sitting within his throne jareth had been watching her conversation with hoggle with growing interest." crossing her arms over her chest she raised her chin in defiance. mind filling with just what she was going to say to the arrogant goblin king. "sarah to what do i owe the pleasure of you visit?" stopping mere inches from the throne she glared angrily at jareth. she could read every detail of his face. "and where exactly do you plan on staying?" sarah�s jaws tightened at this. "what makes you think that i�m staying?" jareth�s brow rose in interest. "your going to send me back." "oh really. "you know very well why your majesty." her voice oozing with venom an outrage. her hand shot up with its own accord making a loud clap echo in the room around them as she slapped him hard. though she had every reason to slap him. cheek still stinging from the impact of her hand against his face his rising anger . "i plan on going home. her chest rising against his with every labored breath that she took. "though you might be able to persuade me. "i take it that you did not like the room i provided for your stay." sarah blanched at his comment offended and outraged.ignoring her friends warning she blindly traversed the castle halls on a mission to tell the goblin king just what was on her mind at that moment.
there are barely any women of our kind left and the ones that we do have amongst us are barren. there is still another way. "you failed!" damien�s head jerked back from the impact the side of his lip stained with a hint of blood." emian looked to his son with dismay. quickly his hand shot out backhanding damien across his brow. how he wanted to taste them. a failure that he knew would not go unpunished. he failed in his assignment. his father looking almost identical to him except for his dark gray hair and slightly older appearance. it did not take him long to reach where his pack were waiting for his return. her whole body suddenly felt warm. not to deliver her to the very hands in which we intend on destroying. bewildered her heart sank and soared at the same time as his lips made contact with hers. entering the center of the circle of trees he stood still waiting for the others to emerge from their hiding places." hoggle saw all that had transpired between the two stunned to the core when he watched sarah slap the king and even more so when he watched him kiss her fiercely in return. before he could stop himself his lips met with hers." damien�s father glared at his son.turned to that of pure hunger as he held her so close to him. "father i am twenty seven cycles and the last to be born of our pack." emian took in his son�s words and knew them to be true. "i was able to taste her blood. her breathing labored her eyes shone brightly. running his hands through his brown wavy hair damien knew that the elders would be upset with him. chapter 4 the glendalian forest remained dark though it was morning the sun barely escaping through the trees." damien looked to his father�s matching gray eyes. with this one we might be able to change that. glaring he licked at the corner on his mouth tasting his own blood. her bewildered eye�s only leaving jareth�s as she rounded the corner unable to see him any longer. "hoggle take her to her room please. gray eyes blinked against the dim light waking as he stirred from his rest. a man cloaked in black pulled back his hood as he stepped closer to damien a growl escaping his lips. those lips. her blood would have . unless he had another remedy. stunned. a figure stepped out from each tree all looking not at all pleased that he had returned empty handed. "that was not our plan and you know it! with her in the goblin king�s lair he will�" damien cut his father�s words off. not hesitating he continued into the room taking sarah�s hand in his as he lead a bewildered and speechless sarah williams out of the throne room. before she could return his kiss he broke away from her eyes filled with that strange gleam she had witnessed a couple of times before. she will be one of us and can possibly be the answer to strengthening our pack. i can fill a bond already starting. she was so beautiful when angry her cheek�s glowing. of our kind! without new blood we are dead and you know this. shocked. excited. "i did not fail father. "we brought that mortal woman here to take her blood and add her untapped power to our pack.
sarah looked to her friend. go. sarah let hoggle lead her to the room that jareth had prepared for her still dazed by the kiss." hoggle smiled meekly in return. the large vanity held a silver plated hairbrush with black soft bristles. "remember if you need me�" "i�ll call. "yes. the goblin king taken lightly. "like wise. do not allow the goblin king to see you. on the other side of the room sat a large fireplace and in front of that fireplace sat a set of two cushioned chairs facing the fireplace. is no one to be our powers we was fae before i "yes father i am quite aware of my heritage. not too far from the vanity sat a large four poster bed with a dark red blanket and sheets that held gold and silver designs. she had only had to deal with jareth the time that she had traversed through the labyrinth and even then there were rules that he had to follow." she smiled as she watched her friend leaving the room. he is powerful and without her blood to increase might not be strong enough to defeat him. her transformation into one of us has already started. entering the room her brow furrowed as she went through the scene within her mind over and over again still at a loss as to what had happened. if you needs anything just calls i�ll hear you. she couldn�t believe that he kissed her that she was about to return that kiss. it was like the room that she had always dreamed of having." revive their of at least six.strengthened their power but if his son bred with her she could numbers. a small hand mirror with identical silver design. "very well. i know this because i had became wolfen. sitting in front of the vanity sarah ran . long sleeve dress with a plunging neckline. after looking over the room she had chosen a light blue." emian nodded his head in agreement looking around to the rest of the pack that had gathered around them. looking away from his pack he leapt forwards body transforming into the large white wolf in mid flight as he headed towards the outskirts of the labyrinth." "err�nothin. "the closet�s gots some clothes for you to wares. sarah�" he hesitated. i am already able to enter her dreams it won�t be long before the wolf within her awakens and her instincts will bring her to us. a small silver basket with various makeup accessories that sat on a mirrored bottom. she would have preffered something a little less revealing but the dress was one of the most modest that was within the closet." damien nodded to his father backing away a path was made for him to pass as he left the circle that had just recently surrounded him and his father. a wolfen woman when fertile was known to have a litter "your plan does have merit but hear me on this. i just wish it was under better circumstances. just i�m glad to see you. the length of the dress hid the black ankle high boots that she wore. to me. sarah went to hoggle hugging him once again. hoggle stood at the doorway watching as sarah slowly made her way around the room inspecting her surroundings. now she was on no quest and there were no rules keeping the king from harming her. breaking away from her thoughts she looked about the room her expression turning to that of bewilderment. in front of the vanity was a small silver metal chair with a deep red cushion on the seat. but remain hidden." he had wanted to ask her to be careful to watch what she said around jareth.
the sounds of nature becoming sharper. seeing that it looked as if no one was present she turned towards the door. looking down over the railing she looked to see if anyone was within the garden. sarah�s image shown through the crystal as jareth watched her with interest. and the rustle of fabric when she moved. the smells of flowers and greenery setting her in good spirits. there was something in her eyes. it was a flower that she did not recognize and the fragrance was so soft. sarah smiled at the scene that greeted her. opening her eyes sarah stood from her chair as she mindlessly made her way towards the balcony. breathing in heavily she could smell the faint fragrance of various flowers and something else that she could not place. so sweet her eyes closed in the pleasure of the flowers scent. each breath that she took. walking amongst the gravel path that swayed through the gardens sarah contently took in her surroundings. for the first time within the last twenty-four hours she actually felt calm. it was odd how everything seemed more intense as if all of her senses had been magnified somehow. she looked stunning against the sunlight as he watched her on the balcony a smile tugging at the corner of his lips as he noticed that she was making her way to the gardens.the brush through her long dark brown hair closing her eyes against the soothing feeling of the soft bristles running against her scalp. the expression on sarah�s face after he had kissed her continuously played within his mind. the warm sun felt soothing against her skin the soft breeze sweeping her hair back away from her face as she now overlooked the railing. pain suddenly shot through her. the green grass to her side looked inviting as she trailed off of the path towards it. not the terrible cold that she had faced last night. back to the goblin city. a large garden spread out before her yielding various flowers and plants some that she didn�t recognize. that smell. tossing the crystal into the air jareth leaned back within his throne as his eyes lazily gazed about the empty room. the air was cool against her skin. her ears picked up the sound of bristles running through her hair. save for a few. the grass felt wonderful beneath her feet. when he had kissed her it was all too obvious the effect it had on her. she could hear the clank of her boots on the balcony floor. stopping she lifted her skirts as she took off her boots enjoying the feel of the soft green grass beneath her bare feet. something he had seen once before when he had held her in his arms as they danced within the ball what seemed so long ago. more vibrant. resting her hand lightly on the handle of the balcony door she heard it click as she pressed down and opened the door. he would allow her some time alone within his garden but not for too long. the soft breeze outside her balcony window. there were no goblins about as he had sent most of them. with a smile she continued forwards leaving her boots behind. a smell that she had noticed . before her stood a wall of flowers that wound and grew up a large gray stone wall. her curiosity now peeked she had to go and see the garden up close. settling back on her feet she frowned as her stomach growled from hunger. the glass door opened outward as she continued forwards stepping lightly onto the balcony. she could not remember the last time that she had something to eat. but soothing and refreshing. as the hunger was more than she had ever experienced in her life. she leaned forwards on tiptoes as she brushed her nose against the soft blue petals. it was back again. hands held tightly to her stomach she fell to her knees one hand falling to catch herself as she fell. revived.
his hands moving from her face to her back as hers locked about his. willing his hands free from his gloves he cradled her face within his hands as he further examined her eyes. hands clasping her head as she cried out for it to stop. eye�s snapping opened. "sarah. "what�s happening to me?" chapter 5 jareth the goblin king held sarah in his arms his mind in a whirl as to what it was that was happening to his sarah. slowly she crept towards it as it remained still. lunging forwards she grabbed at its soft fur feeling it squirm within her grasp as it fought to get away. it escaping into the nearby brush. her head shot up with eyes closed as she heard the rustling of brush. nudging her face against its trembling fur she closed her eyes enjoying the feel of its small fat form within her hands. the touch of his skin to hers soothed the pain chasing the agonizing hunger away. sarah jerked away from his touch." jareth kneeled down in front of her this time able to free her hands from her head. with a growl falling to her knees. the crunching of grass. he knew that she had always held an unrecognized power but this should not be happening. it was like someone was ripping her apart from the inside out. standing she turned on her heels seeing the object of her hunger. "oh my god. this was something else completely. she wanted it needed it. blinking in confusion sarah suddenly dropped the small creature. the creature could now sense the danger that it was in as its body trembled with fear. her eye�s dilating and changing color to a light blue. sarah what is it?" he reached out for her trying to remove her hands from her head. so small so innocent so inviting. her hands went about her self as she hugged herself in confusion. a low growl escaped her lips as she missed the small creature. jareth�s breath caught in his throat as he saw the color of her eyes shift from her normal blue color to an unnatural light blue. it ran. light blue eyes locked on the quickly retreating form as she quickly gave chase. leaping away from her hands as she reached out for it. she was changing but to what he did not know. trembling she leaned into him her face burrying into his chest. its small dark eyes looked up just as she was only inches from the small rabbit like creature. a smile edged at the corner of her lips as she breathed deeply the scent of the creature before her mouth watering with anticipation. "no! stop this!" he had come for his own purpose but as he heard her crying out his plans were long forgotten. her head tilting to the side she looked to the small round creature. .when she was standing on the balcony. "it hurts! make it stop. "sarah?" she looked up tears filling her eyes as the pain kept ripping through her being. her hands came up about his holding them to her face afraid that he would pull away. what was i doing?" the pain ripped through her once again she grimaced eyes flashing from her normal blue color to the light almost nonhuman color it had been moments ago.
his touch. her body ached at the loss of his body against hers but she pushed that sensation aside.this felt so right. put her through hell as she was forced to traverse his labyrinth in order to get her brother back. heart pounding. nervousness and fear. her passion rising for and from his touch. with each kiss. she being the one to deepen the kiss. her hands moved with their own accord as they moved from around his waist up towards his shoulders as she moved her face up towards his. she felt so safe and warm within his embrace that she wanted to deepen it somehow. . closing her eyes she snuggled her face closer to his chest memorizing his scent. rising to his feet just as she rose to hers he wanted to continue what she had started feeling the need the desire to satisfy the longing he felt within. she wanted him and he wanted her. looking down his heart sped up as he saw the look of longing within her eyes. expression of hungry lust was quickly replaced with his usual mask of indifference as he smoothly closed the distance that sarah had forced between them. breathing hard she shakily rose to her feet. her chest heaving as she unsuccessfully tried to calm her racing heart and her racing mind. hands reaching up to cradle her face once again he leaned into her making her softly fall back as he leaned on top of her. and not to mention the fact of what had happened not to long ago between them when he had mocked and humiliated her. she felt on fire her whole body wanting. ignoring the need for air she continued. to feel her body so close to his. sarah groaned at his touch wanting something more. fist clenching she stopped herself from doing just that as she tried to hold her ground. his worries for her drifted with the feel of her snuggling into his embrace her hands moving up along his back. to be in his arms. seeing him coming closer she stepped back suddenly feeling the need to flee. sarah breathed in deeply enjoying his smell. he had kidnapped her brother. she had almost�sarah did not want to think about what she had almost done to that poor innocent creature. though she was enjoying it. what had come over her? never had she ever been that out of control before. she faintly noted how soft the grass beneath her felt as she lay beneath him passions rising with each touch. she could feel it as if his very touch was penetrating her clothes and actually on her bare skin. her body was visibly shaking. she could feel his heart pounding beneath her hands as they came to rest upon his chest. how long had he daydreamed about this moment? to finally have her within his arms. roughly she pushed at him throwing him back away from her. needing to be closer to his. through all that he had put her through she was still feeling this longing for him a longing and need that was starting to overpower her self-control and to add on to all that was happening to her she was changing into something that was starting to terrify her. as moments passed by the kiss deepened. it was unlike anything that she had ever experienced every touch every movement she could sense she could feel. she was starting to scare herself. slowly and skillfully his hands drifted from her face to her shoulders then down along her arms to her waist. his warm breath mingling with hers she finally pressed her lips to his kissing him lightly. teasing him. a sense of nervousness set in at that moment. her whole body was tingling and on fire with ever touch that he administered. with half opened eyes sarah leaned into him brushing her lips lightly to his. to feel him so close. she could feel his hands now at her ankle and starting to move up underneath her skirts up her bare leg. he tasted so good she did not want to stop. she couldn�t believe what it was that she was feeling for this being before her.
she did not realize how hard that she had been digging her fingernails into her skin. quickly she retreated to her room to clean her hand and to feed her starving body. his words ringing true. fear of what she had done of what she was beginning to feel towards him. he will throw you away as soon as you give him what it is that he wants and you know what he wants. he stepped back. give in to your desires. a voice within her mind broke her thoughts. "why pull away when we both know that this is what you want. a fight that he knew that she would not be able to fight against much longer. i want you just as you want me. he knew that her dark side was starting to come to the surface and that she was fighting against it. to make your confusion his advantage. the struggle to keep in control. tonight you will be joining me for dinner and we will discus your stay within my kingdom. show you. "very well. don�t allow him to manipulate you. "sarah. to feel his body close to hers." with that said he vanished from her leaving a confused and bewildered sarah to muse over his words in silence. she did not want to admit it. there was something within his eyes. the side of his mouth slightly smiled at the way she was struggling against her desire for him. "he will use you and you know it! he is the goblin king. chapter 6 gray stormy eyes glared out through the thick brush of the forest as he looked . releasing her fist she looked down shocked by the sight of blood trickling down from her hands. "sarah there is nothing wrong with what you are feeling. lunch is waiting for you within your room. touching the side of her cheek he watched as her eyes closed at his touch her face leaning into his hand. there is so much that i can share with you. her fists were clinched so tightly that her knuckles were beginning to turn white." he coaxed." sarah blinked pulling away from his touch the stinging of the words within her thoughts and the sharp pain within her palms. he cares for no one but himself.he watched her as she started to back away and then stopped herself from doing so. he could see the struggle within her eyes. her nails dug in deeper into the palms of her hands as she willed herself to remain in control. the knowledge that she did return his feelings for her calming the storm that raged within him. what could she say? how could she come up with a reply when she knew of none? he was so close now. "i�i�m sorry. so powerful? opening her eyes she realized that she was leaning into his gentle warm touch and looked up her eyes locking with his." eye�s narrowed in anger at her denial of him yet again as he struggle to keep his temper. did he really want her or was he using her for his own amusement? could she risk her heart to someone so cruel. she did not like the fact that he was right that he knew exactly what it was that she was feeling towards him." she was struggling against the will to do what it was that he was asking. there was fear in her eyes. i don�t know what came over me. a perfect match for him. she just prayed that the hunger and pain that she had felt before jareth�s arrival would not return. you desire?" sarah eyed the goblin king before her shaken by what he had spoken. they were perfect for each other and no mater what happened from here on out he was going to make her see that. close enough to pull him towards her. please�jareth. she was so capable of cruelty just as he was.
she was his. "hoggle. pushing the plate away she picked at the steamed vegetables grimacing as the slight taste of the meats juice that had mingled with the vegetables hit her tongue. soon. the longer she stayed within the goblin kings presence the more�fist slammed hard into the tree at his side as the countless possibilities of just what might happen between the two came to mind. he stepped forwards. sarah�s act startled hoggle as he stepped slightly back. "i just didn�t care for the meat. her desires. he was surprised that she even considered him a friend. ." "oh. sarah eyed the food within the plate with distaste. and her hunger. she started towards her friend knowing that something was bothering him but stopped as she saw the plate of cooked meat within his hand. she was acting strange but who was he to bring it up? he had not been in her life for a long time. a low growl escaping his slightly parted lips as he stood from his crouched position. i was wondering if you were going to come back by. plate still in hand. never mind! are you not hungry?" sarah turned looking distastefully towards the plate she saw in hoggle�s hand. so close. as he knew that night would come soon enough. that smell�" hoggle looked to the plate within his hand trying to understand her dislike it smelt mouth watering. "what this?" he held it out towards her with question. the mere sight of the charred meat sickened her. "how? ah. it felt as if someone was calling for her.hatefully out towards the goblin king�s castle. if he had not entered her mind when he did she would have mated with him. backing away into the thick of the forest he calmed his boiling anger. she was so close to giving in to the wolf within but the goblin king was interfering. "hoggle. looking to her friend pleadingly she started towards him but he stepped back. there was something out there. reflexively she lashed out at the offending stuff. he could sense her want. could you please get that stuff out of here. the bond that he was feeling with her was strengthening but she was fighting him. hearing the approaching of feet towards the door she listened as the door was opened and she recognized the sound as hoggle. it was he who had brought about her change. food tumbling to the floor with plate following with a crash. "what�what�s wrong?" her lip twitched in disgust as the stench of the food sickened her to her very core. sarah eyed the spilt food and shattered plate. the side of his lip twitched with the rage that he felt towards this fae king who stood between him and his intended mate. it was the waiting that he did not like. i�m so sorry! i�i don�t know what�s wrong with me. without turning her back she smiled greeting him with a warm hello. shocked that she had lashed out at hoggle like she did. and that is the time when the wolf is at its most powerful. and it should be he who has her as his mate. very soon the hunger within would overpower her self-control and she would come to him. "no�nothing." hoggle felt awkward about his situation. the very sight of it made her sick." hoggle blinked seeing that sarah�s back was turned to him. gulping down the large glass of water she stood from the plate and walked away towards the balcony. it was enough to enrage him to the point of insanity.
hands clutching his head as the force of the mental blow hit him full force. he staggered back." she swayed as the words caressed against her like some unseen lover. holding her hand to her face she tried to block the offending odor by breathing through her cloths but it was no use she could still smell it. i�ll clean it up. she couldn�t understand why something so small could effect her so. the sweet fragrance of flowers and greenery replacing the awful stench within her room. the dark grin fell as a sudden pain ripped through his mind. as soon as the mental hit left his mind damien let out a grown as his mind felt like someone had slammed a brick into it. stepping away from the edge she backed to the door resting her head against the glass of the door eyes distant as she stared blankly to the cloudless sky." sarah watched as hoggle hurried out of the room as if running away from her. striking a sharp pain to her heart to see her friend cower away from her like she was a monster. damien smiled as he sensed her reaction to his words and his mental touches. so light and yet so penetrating. holding her within his arms. as she locked the balcony door she was grateful that the mess that she had made was gone and the smell no longer lingered within the room. i�m waiting for you. the image of the large wolf sprang to mind making her shiver slightly from the thought of what had almost happened. leaning against the edge of the balcony sarah closed her eyes feeling weary about her situation. your pain. what is wrong with me?" closing her eyes she tried to take a deep breath to calm her nerves but the smell of the food on the floor made her sick. little did she know that she was being watched. it hurt. i can feel your confusion.please i didn�t mean�" hoggle�s expression looked hurt. sweet sarah. his grown turned to that of a laugh as he shakily got back to his feet. god. damien was not prepared for her ability to thrash out with her mind like she was doing. "don�don�t mind. this would not be as hard as he had first suspected. she was so receptive. "sarah. a cold chill ran down her spine as she realized what she was doing. feeling dizzy and suddenly tired she slowly made her way towards the bed collapsing on it as soon as she reached it. wrapping her arms about her she shakily took in a long deep breath trying to block the haunting voice from her mind. that night that she was brought back to this world. a voice on the wind caught her attention." reaching back for the doorknob behind her sarah quickly retreated within the room. so soft she wasn�t sure if it was just in her mind or really there carried by the wind. . her eyes felt heavy as she lied back and as soon as her head hit the soft pillow her eyes were closed as she drifted off to sleep. don�t be afraid. she couldn�t shake the feeling that it had something to do with what had happened to her that night. embrace what lies within. backing away she hurried to the balcony doors shutting them behind her as she stepped out into the fresh air. "i love a woman with spirit! fight me all that you want sarah but you will give in to me one way or the other. she could imagine his touch caressing against her skin. that i promise. she would have suspected the goblin king but something within was screaming that it was not. "i am a monster. dropping his body fell face buried in the grass beneath him. her mind so open and vulnerable.
collapsing back onto the bed sarah mentally sighed in relief. damien held her eyes with his watching as she battled with the instincts that told her to give in to the hunger within. so intense the sensation of having her helplessly underneath him. it made him crave for her all the more. she could feel his presence and knew that it was not jareth. but how she knew was beyond her. his gray eyes meting with her blue ones as he looked down on her waiting for her response and recognition. damien did not give her time to question as he swooped down tasting the soft white skin of her bare shoulders as he slowly made his way upwards towards her inviting mouth. if this was a dream it was unlike any that she had ever experienced. eyes shooting open sarah shot up from where she lay on the bed her chest still heaving from her now labored breathing. wearing only loose black pants damien crawled to her walking on hands and knees as he came over her now trembling form. knowing her shyness. a burning for something she was not wanting to give to this man that she did not know." he commented reading her thoughts the entire time within her dream.the room was softly lit by the candles that lay around her lightly dressed form. . she knew him. it scared her to think that someone she had never met could make her feel so� "alive." she was shaking with fear as she realized that he was able to read her thoughts. leaning on her side she saw hoggle at the beds side. sensual lips. so real. sarah was taken back by the sensations that his touch aroused. the last thing she remembered was walking to the bed and falling asleep in her clothes. her body shot up with a start as she felt a hand on her shoulder shaking her slightly and a voice she knew all to well calling her name. she arched against him as his lips traced upwards meting her mouth with his. as her eyes met with his she then knew his name. knew this stranger before her. his strong jaw line. she wore nothing but the sheets her hands coming up to her chest to hold the sheets in place. trying to pull her self from underneath him she stopped seeing that she wouldn�t be able too without loosing her concealment within the dark red sheets. to be away from this stranger that she somehow knew. she felt vulnerable. the candles flickered as a small draft of air swept about her making her tremble slightly as she realized that she was not alone. and entrancing gray eyes. knew what she was thinking. she was beautiful. fearful of what was happening. he was glad that he did not kill her like he was sent to do when his pack brought her here. she wanted to wake up. her long dark brown hair spread about the bed as if a hallo around her. don�t fight your nature. "sarah. sarah�s pale white skin contrasting dramatically against the dark rich red silken sheets. this man that could hear her thoughts. her eyes sweeping nervously over his short brown wavy hair. "damien. he grinned against her lips at the knowledge that she would soon be his." she groaned trying to push away at his unmoving form. her chest heaved heavily as the beating of her heart felt as if it would leap out of her chest. he smiled at her. sarah�s body felt on fire.
" grabbing the nearby pillow sarah flung it over her face. not knowing why she was thanking him. "you might�s want to start getting ready for dinner. "thanks.hoggle looked concerned as he watched her fling herself back on the bed. hoggle turned around to see if sarah was still behind him. not to mention the fact that�oh never mind!" she was about to say that she was falling for jareth but thought better of it. the glass plates sat empty as the wineglasses sat filled with a dark wine." sitting up immediately as she flung the pillow off her face she wasn�t sure if she had heard hoggle right. attacked by some large white wolf. he saw her fidgeting with the dress and grinned. "thank you hoggle. hoggle shook his head. looking down at her shown cleavage she pulled the front of the dress up once again not really comfortable with the plunging neckline. normally he would have allowed her to sleep but she had already slept most of the day and her sleep looked as if it was troubled. she had been so quiet since they left her chambers that it concerned him. she still couldn�t believe that she had kissed him. sun�s already startin to set." sarah smiled her cheeks flushing slightly. not that she had anything against dresses. "don�t remind me about that." sarah groaned throwing her legs over the side of the bed. his words still fresh within her mind. "you okay?" sarah laughed out at that. "no." hoggle looked to sarah confused. at the rooms center sat a lone table with two long white candlesticks lit within its center. the thought of having to face him after what happened in the garden sent a wave of excitement and dread through her. "wait a minute! did you say dinner? i just closed my eyes a second ago. i feel as if i�m losing my mind. i�m not all right! last night i get brought back here." "you slept most the day. if she had a choice she�d be in a comfortable sweater and jeans but no the only cloths she had been supplied with were dresses. it was bad enough that she had to deal with her feelings for jareth but now she had to actually face him with the knowledge that he knew." as they entered the room sarah�s breath caught in her throat as she looked about the dimly lit room. looking back to hoggle before she went into the wash room she smiled to her friend to reassure to him that she was okay. chapter 7 dressed in a long flowing gown of golden yellow sarah pushed her curled hair away from her face as she followed hoggle down the castle hallway. my body is changing and to top it all off i have no clue what is going on. if you really want to know. jareth�s not going to be happy if you�re not there when dinner is ready. for caring. "you looks beautiful. nervously she fingered at the soft silken material as the scene between her and jareth played within her thoughts. for the moment. looking behind her she noted hoggle�s absence and . for the talk. she might as well get up and take a bath or something. saved by the goblin king. "what�s for?" "for being my friend." she didn�t see his expression change to guilt as she entered the wash room to start getting herself ready for dinner.
dinner is waiting. "yes it is." he watched her closely as she hesitantly walked beside him towards the dinning table. the charming grin and warm look within his eyes making her wonder what he was up to. closing her eyes she breathed in the fresh crisp air of the night as it flowed over her senses. she would not lose control like she did in the garden. her heart thundered as he stepped towards her forcing her to look back to him. ignoring the fact that the goblin king had yet made an appearance she placed the wine back on the table. she was starting to wish that she did not turn to face him. . a lump formed in her throat as she eyed the plate before her warily. the want to pull him to her. her concentration was slowly losing its hold. jareth noted that sarah had definitely flowered since her last visit to his kingdom. the large moon shone brightly as it illuminated her with its soft glow. it frightened yet excited her at the same time. "come. not caring to wait any longer he appeared slightly behind her with the use of his magic. music softly filled the room as she turned back towards the dinning table." she calmly replied as she stepped slightly away from him and turned to face him. she looked amazing against the moonlight her milky white skin set aglow as her attention was drawn towards the moon. he was so close it was maddening the way she was starting to feel." startled she felt a wave of fire grow through her as his warm breath danced about the side of her neck as he spoke into her ear. bowing slightly to her he gently took her hand in his bringing it up to his lips as he gently lay a kiss on the back of her hand. the stars within the sky made insignificant against its large mass. she almost fell forwards as he backed away from her. "i was referring to the view standing before me. holding the chair out for her he studied her closely as she slowly sat in the offered chair. wanting to melt against him but fighting the urge. leaning forwards towards her he spoke softly into her ear. sarah swallowed hard as she realized that she was not as in control of her emotions as she had planned. not able to stop the smile that escaped her lips sarah blushed at his words looking away.wondered where the goblin king was. slowly making her way towards the table she picked up the wineglass taking a sip of its contents hoping that it would calm her nervousness. her mouth opened to speak but no words came forth as she felt the battle within her self to keep in control dwindling. he watched her as she made her way to the window and looked out at the moon. as she felt drawn towards the large window. feeling a slight tingle within the air sarah ignored it as she opened her eyes once again captivated by view of the full moon before her. "lovely. all she had to do was lean forwards. never had she had such intense feelings for anyone. sarah tensed not sure how to respond. to close the small gap between them. he was tempted to pull his chair to her side rather than have to sit across from her. as she was taken away by how handsome he looked dressed in a royal blue vest over his usual creamy white poets shirt and black pants." she felt a surge of desire flare through her being as he kissed the back of her hand. for some reason the sight of cooked meat made her sick to her stomach making her wonder if she was turning into a vegetarian. it seemed strange that jareth had yet to make an appearance being that he was the one that insisted on her joining him for dinner. waiting for jareth to take his seat she took the wine in hand drinking its contents in hopes that it would get her mind off of the food before her.
and now�now she was a breathtaking young woman. he smiled to himself as he watched her looking bewilderedly to the now full wineglass. it is quiet strong. he swept her within his arms as the music hummed in the background their bodies moving with the gentle sway of the music. her hand rested so perfectly within his as if it were meant to be. she stopped shocked at what it was that she had just realized. jareth was surprised as he heard a low growl coming from sarah as she deepened the kiss. lips softly touching as he kissed her. letting go of the doubt. she was the personification of beauty. so warm. �i love him. his eyes held honest sincerity as he waited for her to accept. closing her eyes she leaned into him allowing her head to rest against his shoulder. how many times did she dream about the dance that they had shared along her journey through his labyrinth? always waking with the feeling of loss when reality sank in and she knew that it was only that of a dream. as she placed the now empty wineglass down it refilled itself to the rim ready for her consumption. without loosing eye contact she gingerly took his offered hand rising from her seat. jareth�s brow rose in question as he watched her pushing her plate away. only a child." sarah smiled meekly at his warning as she lifted the fork and proceeded to moving the food around her plate. slowly they closed the small distance between them. "not hungry?" "no. that look within her eyes. self-control be damned she returned the kiss with equal passion allowing the suppressed feelings she felt towards him finally emerge. she wanted him to kiss her. not really" she mumbled to herself eyes glued to the table as she did not want to met his eyes. no longer allowing her thoughts to control her actions as she allowed her instincts to take total control.� she thought to herself in bewilderment. she felt out of control with her desire enjoying the feel of him so near. she wanted him more than anything that she had ever wanted in her entire life. laying the fork down within the food she pushed the plate away not willing to even try to eat the food before her. he was even more surprised when she knocked him off of his feet and was now lying on top of him never breaking away from the kiss. silently standing from his seat he walked around the table looking down with an offered hand. she was so young then.jareth watched half amused as she downed the glass of wine as if it were water. "i�d take care of how much wine you drink. �when did that happen?� he stopped as she did looking down at her as she pulled slightly away and looked up towards him. "dance with me?" she looked to his offered hand her eyes looking hesitantly to his. of the fear of loving this man that had somehow captured her heart. it was when he had first danced with her within the spell he had woven for her. a memory. he had seen it once before. he tasted so enticing as . so inviting. her eyes how they captivated him. it felt so right being within his arms allowing him to lead her as they danced. her face so close to his. sarah was being driven by her passions.
at her actions. she was smiling seductively up at him as he glared at her from underneath him with a wicked grin. taking her wrist in his hands he rolled her over so that he was on top of her pinning her down below him. sarah blinked in confusion as she looked down to the shocked expression on the goblin kings face. "sarah!" he gasped out in surprise. she needed him to be closer. silently he watched her as she started forwards body shifting into a large gray wolf as she ran away from the castle. i�" her eyes closed as she felt something pulling at her. feeling drawn by something her eyes looked away from his towards the large full moon. he could see her looking to him and then away towards the moon. grinning wickedly she ran her tongue slowly upward along his chest stopping as she bit him playfully at his chest. a sharp sting shot through his chest as he felt her nip him with her teeth. quickly he ran worriedly towards the window. needed more. hands shaking as she backed away she felt sick at what she had done but at the same time she felt aroused by it. what had she done? she had never hurt anyone in her whole entire life let alone bit anyone. there was no way that she could have survived the fall being that they were at least three stories up. shock and relief shown in his expression. cursing himself for not acting sooner to stop her. landing on her feet and hands she straightened looking up towards the window that she had just leapt from. the look in her eyes driving him over the edge with desire for her his lips crushing hers in a searing kiss. his eyes glazed over as she started to kiss him along his chest downward. his mind at a whirl as to how she had survived the fall. standing on shaken legs she held her hands over her mouth shocked at herself. she flung herself off of him. before he could make another move towards her she ran for the window leaping out into the night. what was happening to her? tears bordered her eyes. he stepped forwards not sure what to say she stepped back from his approach. chapter 8 . ice cold blue orbs looked to him before shifting towards the opened window. he stepped forwards once more only to step back slightly when she snapped open her eyes. he looked to her with puzzlement for a moment. rolling him off of her she straddled his hips with her thighs as she deepened the kiss. jareth stood at the window. so full of passion. so hungry. looking down she saw the dribble of blood at his lip its sweet taste on her tongue. beckoning her to come. jareth watched her as she backed away the shock clearly written on her face. jareth hissed in pain as his lip stung from her biting his lower lip causing him to pull away. "jareth. eyes meting with his she stood where she landed watching him with wonder. never did he imagine that she had this side to her. fiercely she ripped his shirt open as she looked over his strong muscled heaving chest. taken completely by surprise from her actions he was not prepared for this. so aggressive.her lips trailed from his downward along his neck towards his chest. so overtaken by the passions she aroused within him he had to close his eyes.
swooping down he glided through the trees in search of her in desperation. it was exhilarating feeling the ground pass quickly beneath her. she was too fast his sharp owl eye�s unable to locate her through the thick brush. the transformation had brought forth her untapped power making her more powerful than he had anticipated. so new. "you came. "you are wolfen as am i. she felt the overwhelming sense that she had to go on that someone was there waiting for her arrival." his mental words received by her mind. the inhabitants of her surroundings scurrying about unaware of her presence as she moved silently passed them. she could hear his thoughts within her mind. she could feel a connection with this being that crouched hidden within the brush before her. still in wolf form she slowly made her way forwards within the clearing towards another like her. where had she gone to and what was it that she had become? it was not human nor any being that he had ever known. warm strong muscled skin came in contact with her hand as she pressed it to his chest stepping forwards. "what are you? what am i?" she asked frightened by the aspect of what she had become. sarah�s hackles rose. heart fiercely beating as she felt herself running forwards only slightly aware that she was no longer in human form. swiftly she moved forwards the passing growth nothing but a blur as she raced on." . no thoughts were made as her instincts drove her onward. some hint of her location. so innocent. stepping back slightly not sure about this being before her. the scent was distinct as her senses told her she had found the one in which she had been called too. needed her. the woods. had ever witnessed. the air stirring against her body as she moved on.immediately jareth sprung to action as he transformed into his owl form the wind supporting his outstretched wings as he flew after her now gray wolf form. he wanted her more than anything. the trees blocking out his view of her completely. she could hear the grass and gravel as it was crushed beneath her wait. he watched her in her wolfen form her coat the most beautiful shade of gray that he had ever seen. sarah could feel her heart pounding within her ears as she started to slow her pace now moving cautiously deeper within the woods. jareth cursed once again as he had lost total sight of her. he would not lose her. his sharp eyes constantly focused on her as she ran through the gardens leaped over the garden wall towards the glendalian forest. she was breathtaking her power could be felt through her touch. he had to find her. his gray eyes closed from her touch. and he would sacrifice his own life if he knew that it would save her. this being that she somehow felt connected to. shifting from her wolfen form her eyes still the color of icy blue she stepped forwards hand hesitantly coming forwards to touch him as if to make sure that he was real. as he neared her. her head tilted to the side as he shifted from his wolf form and was now the man that had been invading her dreams. quickly came to view. every sound registered within her hearing. finally real physical contact. thick luscious in its grandeur. reaching out with his power he searched for her presence. emerging from his hiding place damien slowly approached her his white fur glistening within the moonlight.
faster he continued forwards angered at the sight that greeted him as he saw her helplessly pinned against a man who was kissing her. no longer having the strength to fight against his hold on her. her resolve was failing her as he manipulated her body with his touch. "don�t fight it sarah. damien snarled turning her so that her back was forced against a tree. she grimaced at the sight outraged by what he had done to her." he nudged his face forwards towards her as he breathed in her scent anger filling his being when he caught the goblin king�s scent on her. as she knew that he was the one that had attacked her. let me go!" his lips pressed against her neck. how you feel more alive than you have ever felt. gliding amongst the trees he could feel her presence somewhere ahead of him. the want you feel. a gift you must embrace with all of your soul. strong arms came about her as she was helped back up to her feet. descending towards the two he transformed back into his fae form as he grabbed the brown hair man flinging him away and off of sarah. i know the excitement. her eye�s fluttered shut as she was overwhelmed by pure pleasure her body slumping against the tree. a low growl escaped her lips. chest heaving she struggled within his grasp. i can smell him on you. she could feel his arousal from her touch. sarah tried to fight against its overpowering force but not able to stop herself as she started to kiss him in return. you did this to me!" she hissed with outrage." pressing his body up against her his knee forced between her legs. we are meant for one another as is the way of our kind when you are made into one of us. she was so unknowing in her own abilities that she was yet able to consciously control the wolf within. "no!" she could feel her fury rising he had turned her into a monster. damien pulled away watching the way that her very body betrayed her will. "no! never. damien stepped forwards her hands grasped tightly within his. "oh yes! you are one of us." sarah shuddered against his hold not wanting to believe him. "you. her world seemed to be tumbling down around her as her senses felt as if they were in overdrive. she felt guilty as she remembered doing almost the same thing to jareth not too long ago. this being before her. sarah yelled out as she felt him bite her roughly at the base of her neck. he could hear her gasp out in surprise at his actions before letting out a silent moan. "yes sarah that i did.sarah leaned forwards feeling the bond between them pulling her towards him. his hands leaving her wrist as they maneuvered skillfully over her skin. sarah fell forwards as she was suddenly released from damien�s grasp. sarah felt shattered as shame swept over her as she realized her inability to pull away from his intoxicating hold of her. struggling against his hold she was overwhelmed with fear and nausea the sharp sensation bringing about a mixture of pleasure and pain. something snapped within as she recognized how it was that she knew this man. as he tasted her. you are wolfen and you belong to me. as he tasted her sweet inviting mouth. his want and desire to be closer. . her hand went protectively to the base of her neck drawing her hand away to see blood staining her fingertips. her heart screaming to her that it was jareth she belonged with not this man before her. her body exploded with sensations as he cornered her against the tree her passion burning a fire within her. it is a gift. not only was she feeling the pleasure that he was delivering to her body but could feel his in the delivering of it. her hand swiftly moved upwards to strike but was stopped as his hand caught hers.
his vision returning he watched as sarah stood with her back to him her body between him and the man that had attacked her. their kind has brought ours to the brink of extinction. turning to see the source of his attacker his lip twitched with rage as he recognized the goblin king with his hands on his mate. standing she placed her body between damien and jareth�s stunned form.quickly he was at her side helping her back to her feet not at all afraid of the man that he threw off of her coming back. removing the glove from his hand he gently lay his ungloved hand on her wound. the wolf . her blood ran through him." sarah glared at the man before her rage coursing through her like an uncontrollable wave. anger raged through her entire being as she looked up from jareth�s injured body a growl escaping her lips as she saw damien standing in amusement. his new power lashed out at the insolent king who dared interfere. he felt invincible. damien watched with immense joy as his powers lashed out at the goblin king. her safety was the first thing on his mind the anger he felt towards the man would have to wait after he was sure that she was all right. shame. you belong with your own kind. "sarah?" damien picked himself back up as he had been thrown several meters away from sarah. "never! i�d rather die than to be with you!" damien stepped closer with narrowed eyes. in his arms she felt a sense of peace. her eyes met with his as she whispered her thanks. "that�s not the way i saw it when you responded to my embrace. "jareth. violation. she was so angry. come. his body crumbled to the ground as he groaned in pain from the impact of the powerful blow. how dare that man hurt her. she new without a doubt that the strong arm�s wrapped about her were jareth�s. sarah screamed out as she watched jareth�s body flung forwards hitting the tree hard." his hand quickly came up to her face as he saw that her eyes had not returned to their normal shade of blue. you don�t expect him to ever except you for what you are. jareth blinked as his body felt as if it had been hit by lightning his whole body humming with pain. the small dribble of blood that flowed from a small wound at her neck angered him even more. "thank you. as the power within him grew with the taste of her blood still fresh on his lips. intense power added to his own. he will destroy you the moment he has the opportunity. and anger as she tried to sort everything out within her mind. "sarah. leaning her head back against him she sighed in relief. trying to get to his feet he was knocked back down as pain shot through his being. her emotions were a mixture of disgust. what she could do. the stinging sensation dissipated as jareth laid his ungloved hand at the base of her neck her hand coming up to met with his." she wanted to rip his heart out and hand it to him." jareth turned her within his arms as he tried to see if she was all right. she immediately ran to him with concern not knowing what she should do. it was exhilarating.
scratches and blood completely covering her body. "you son of a bitch!" "my. he was sure that once the wolf within surfaced that she would be his. his brown wavy hair fell loosely over his eyes as he leaned forwards. damien yelped out in agony as he felt his mind being ripped apart from her powers lashing out to him. chapter 9 weakened and injured. one thing that he did not count on was her abilities to draw upon her powers to fight against him. her feelings for the goblin king was keeping him from having her under his complete control. stormy ice blue eyes aglow with rage. damien followed suite transforming into his wolfen form as she charged him in attack. sharp teeth clamped down on flesh as they fought. a loud yelp escaped sarah�s jaw as she felt her skinned being ripped from his teeth and claws. he was enraged beyond words that she had fought him. drawing from within she focused passed the pain concentrating on damaging damien in any way possible. forming crystal in hand he tried to aim it at the white wolf knowing that it was not sarah but the two switched places tumbling over each other as they fought giving him no clear shot.within starting to surface once again as it responded to her rage. emian shook his head with distaste. knowing that if he did not get away from her soon that she could unknowingly kill him he fled from her. he wiped the remainder of his meal from his mouth with the back of his hand as he sat up. cloths torn barely hanging on to her ripped skin. my such words! sarah you have no choice in the matter now come with me. his body healing as he slowly regained his strength from the fight he had with sarah. she had not hunted and he knew that she would not be able to survive from their quarrel if she did not hunt soon. dropping his pray he sank into the comforting damp ground devouring his meal as he tore into its flesh. loud growls and blood escaping from them as they fought. she was not consciously aware of her power but was able to instinctually use them. "i warned you not to underestimate the goblin . claws raking against each other in a frenzy of rage. running forwards she transformed back into her gray wolf form. jareth struggled to his feet as he felt his self-healing spell starting to repair what was damaged by his attack. his white fur caked with blood. returning to his feet he immediately recognized his father�s scent and cursed under his breath when emian emerged from the growth that hid him. quickly taking her within his arms they disappeared from the woods as he returned them both to his castle. body shifting back to his human form. damien limped to his hiding place within the woods with his pray clutched within his jaws. nose lifting as he caught the scent of another approaching." he stepped forwards once again his hand held out towards her. he watched with horror as two large wolves fought violently with each other blood clearly being drawn. with his connection with her mentally he could feel that she was weak and starving. damien cursed his inability to control her. she had drawn blood just as much as he had but was no match for him in physical strength but her powers were greater than his own even with hers increasing his. throwing the crystal towards the white bloodied wolf jareth ran towards sarah as her body transformed back into her human form.
his voice calming her as she struggled with herself to cling to life. she has more control over her wolf self than one should have when first turned. as you said she is in his possession?" turning his back to his son he looked in the direction of the goblin king�s castle." emian�s gray brows rose at this. "it seems that you have seeing that it is the goblin king who has her in his possession. the scratches and tares that raked over her entire body no longer visible as they had healed." he raised his hand turning his head slightly as he regarded his son. i had her father she melted within my touch. "trust me. as to not alert jareth to his presence. how had she kept it hidden from his perception. almost starving. unknowingly to hoggle. turning to face his son he could it radiated off of him in waves. i started the mating ritual and can feel her power flowing through me. "damien she has also started the ritual. he closed his eyes in concentration as he sought her out." "how. damien stepped towards his father. he had tried everything within his power to help her but nothing he did would help. i could feel her giving in to me�" "this is not good. he had the evidence when he smelled the goblin king�s scent on her. a growl escaped his lips as he knew who she had started it with. it instinctually should have surfaced to start the hunt to regain her strength so that she could heal. "it was not the goblin king who had stood in my way. "not until the goblin king showed up. she looked so pale as she thrashed about within the dark sheets. competition. i will find a way to help you. "she rejected you?" his lip twitched with annoyance from his father�s accusation. and you are going to a response but received none. need the pack�s help if you are to succeed.king. he could see him sitting on the side of the bed holding a thriving sickly looking woman on the bed and felt his stomach sink as he realized that it was sarah." her milky white skin beaded with sweat. he won�t have her in his possession for long. she is the one that will return our presence to the underground. i know you can hear me. if i can finish it we will be unstoppable. hold on." damien snarled at his father as he began to pace. emian waited for since his anger. he felt helpless as he was forced to watch her on the brink of death." her body started to still itself as she heard his whispered words. she has more power than we had anticipated. oblivious to jareth�s presence as he tried to hold her still. she could feel his ." looking away from his son. "sarah. she had foolishly risked her life in trying to protect his. "we need her father. the door to the room creaked opened as hoggle emerged into the room slowly." damien�s eyes narrowed at this. yet the wolf within was kept under. jareth had noticed his entrance but kept his focus upon the young woman that had stolen his heart yet again. she was weak.
she wanted to let herself drift off into the abyss of sleep. "his name be genard. though if it happened when hoggle had said it did." jareth�s brows rose at the new information. of letting it all end. to not give in to the calling of letting go. "did you? i�m so happy for you then!" he stood from the bed regarding hoggle coyly. it did not take him long to find genard as the fae�s image came to view. astonished that he did not know of this part of the underground�s history. and they were?" "they were said to have wiped out the wolfen. the abyss of dreams. "oh come. "hoggle you had better have a good excuse for being here. forming crystal in hand he called upon his power to seek out the fae known as genard. those were times when history was yet to be recorded and before the rise of the different kingdoms within the underground.presence adding strength to her struggle to hang on. "the hunters." jareth sat silently at his throne listening intently to hoggle�s explanation. ." jareth turned sharply to the cowering dwarf. his words cut smoothly yet authoritatively through the silence. come hogbrain. "i�er�saw what happened when she jumped from the window. stroking the side of her cheek where the tear had slid down. the time before the kingdom�s was a time that very few were knowledgeable about." hoggle paled hating himself for his cowardice. it would be no wonder that he did not know anything about them. they called themselves the wolfen. "they used to rule over everything within the underground. is there any that know what they are?" hoggle frowned. he watched as hoggle looked at his change of surroundings with confusion and fear. sarah�s been changed by one of em. "well?" he stated impatiently waiting for him to continue. it was said to be a time of great darkness." jareth sat forwards on his throne." with a wave of his hand jareth transported him and hoggle into the throne room. it�s an old story passed down through my kin. not taking his eyes off of her. so weak. a cave well known for its name as the walls were made of amber giving a luminescent glow to his surroundings. "i only know what was passed down to me but i�s heard that there is one who might still be around from that time. they were thought wiped out by the fae before the time of the kingdoms. "i�s wasn�t sure until what i saw. he�s said to live isolated within the caves of amber�s. "and this is an excuse for entering my chambers how?" "i know�s what�s she is. a tear escaping the side of her eye as she whimpered softly. out with it!" hoggle swallowed hard. her skin felt cold to the touch yet he felt relieved as he sensed that she had finally drifted off to sleep." jareth was gone from the throne room as soon as he heard genard�s whereabouts and was standing within the caves of amber�s. "and these wolfen. he felt her tiredness. is she?" he ignored hoggle�s query. "what was this hunter�s name?" jareth became angered as his ears were met with silence. he was said to be one of the hunters.
" jareth�s grip tightened as he forced the old fae harshly against the cavern wall once again. not caring in the slightest for visitors. he had lost that train of thought long ago. genard barely took notice. it would be doing her a favor. "interesting?" "i need to know all that you know about these wolfen. once in his immortal life he had thought forever not long at all." giving genard no chance at refusal. he was indeed an old fae. "yes. "then you must destroy her and any wolfen that you come across. their weaknesses. "she almost got herself killed trying to protect me i will not believe that who she once was is dead and that she is a danger to me!" genard�s brow rose with a hint of amusement. cursed to exist within the world around him. what of them?" he asked his demeanor showing that of little concern. forming crystal in hand he tossed it to genard watching as he caught it with ease and looked within its depths. alone. though to look at genard with normal eyes he looked only in his mid forties with dark red hair and smooth pale skin. she is not the same as she was before the attack. she�" genard shook his head knowing that it was too late to reverse her transformation." genard regarded the fae before him. genard looked around not at all happy about the fact that this fae dragged him ." surprise roused through his being as well as that of dread and excitement as he looked away from his meal to the fae before him. everything that there is to know of them. the light from the small fire glistened within his dark coal brown eyes. "she attacked her own kind?" jareth did not answer glaring at genard as he let go of his grip." blond brows raised as jareth studied the crouched figure with half a mind to send him head first into the bog for addressing him so. he was the last of his family. the last of the great hunters. whoever she was before is long dead. but as the decades passed and he watched those he loved die and perish. "if you think your grand entrance impresses me think again." rage flashed through jareth�s mismatched eyes as he grabbed genard by the collar hauling him up against the cavern wall. "the wolf within has already made its claim of her if you do not destroy her she will destroy you. "killing her is not an option! there must be a way to turn her back. he was not at all fazed when the feel of magic surged around him and a powerful fae stood towering before him. his power long gone from the length of years. eyes that told of his age and of the weight of his past.the quiet of the caves had always given him comfort as he sat about to eat the steaming stew that he held within a small cup warming his hands. he approached the fae. deciding to ignore genard�s insolence. "when did this occur? has this someone started the change?" "two nights ago and yes she has. "i have been told that you know of the beings that call themselves the wolfen. the magic within him had faded out long ago as his age had caught up with him. he transported them both to his castle. genard stared blankly at the flames feeling the years weighing upon his shoulders. "one of them has attacked someone dear to me and�" jareth�s words were cut short as genard stood from his seated position and approaching him with narrowed eyes.
as she no longer felt threatened by its presence. obscuring her view as she turned around in search for something to see. the gray wolf looked up its eyes meting with hers. i would give my life to save hers." chapter 10 a thick fog surrounded her. she is dying and i have tried all within my power to save her. the cold made her even more afraid as she remembered the last time she felt this cold and alone. two sets of icy blue eyes slowly making its way forwards. it did not need to answer as she already could sense what it was that the wolf was trying to communicate with her. looking into the fog before her. not long as it came closer she was able to see to what those eyes belonged to. "very well. she felt so cold and afraid. "you�re a part of me. "please she does not deserve the fate in which you have suggested." sinking his head back within his throne jareth was getting aggravated with his lack of progress. a large gray wolf approached her. aren�t you?" the wolf sat before her at her question its eyes not leaving hers. "anyone there?" god. sarah knew then what the wolf was. by long experience with kings and nobles he knew how rare it was to have one actually ask for assistance being that they were usually too arrogant and self involved to care for any other than themselves. how she hated this isolation. so silent. turning to face him he narrowed his eyes as he approached the fae seated within the throne. sarah�s fear dwindled. stopping mere inches away from her as it regarded her with an intense stare. a man that wasn�t a man but something more. raising his head he looked to genard with pleading eyes. wrapping her arms around herself as she tried to get warm. but not knowing at the time that it was the underground. before her a light glow emerged from the distance within the fog. i must see her first. her hand moving of its own accord as she reached out to touch it. i�ll see what i can do. she startled herself when she called out. her eyes searched for something to grab a hold to. i wont! i�d rather die than to give myself to damien. he did not think it wise to help any wolfen but was compelled by the way this king before him had pleaded with him. "i have lived longer than you or your kingdom has existed! i fear nothing from you." genard sighed heavily. "you must love her dearly. "i am jareth the goblin king and you will help me or else i will make the rest of your life miserable!" he scoffed at jareth�s threat. that lonely night where she had found herself somehow within the underground. she remembered him telling her that she was like him that she was wolfen.from his seclusion without a by or leave. she kneeled down. what had happened? she recalled being with a man that she somehow knew. "you are! i can�t go to the others you know. sarah stood frozen not able to move from her position as she watched the eyes coming near." jareth was never one to ask kindly on anything but with sarah�s life in danger he no longer cared how weak it might make him appear. shakily. the wolf panted as she stroked its fur leaning its head into her touch. "who are you and what gives you the right to drag me here? i care nothing about your problems let alone helping you!" jareth eyed genard with amusement." .
they wanted revenge and power and to take over everything like it had been in the beginning before the fae came to rule. children. anger. jareth couldn�t understand why she was acting this way. "get him away from me. "ugh. her head jerked to the side as she sensed someone within the room. "sarah calm down. the pain of hunger and weakness. "i�s thoughts that you�d be hungry. she eyed the plate distastefully as hoggle placed it on the bed�s side. vengeance. they have no right to force me to be apart of whatever it is that they want me for. she was apart of the wolf as much as the wolf was apart of her. "please help me to fight against them. relieved yet afraid." sarah edged closer to the side of the bed towards hoggle�s shaken form. i brought him here to help you. he watched as her eyes flashed at genard who was standing to his side." the food repelled her as she backhanded the plate from the bed in anger. she knew then that it would be a lonely existence without one�s pack but she had a feeling that the pack that she was somehow a part of was dark and filled with anger. the only thing they had done wrong was being wolfen!" sarah snarled. butcher!" she lunged forwards only to be caught once again. sarah wasn�t sure where her knowledge was coming from but she knew that it was true. jareth caught her before she could get to genard. being in his arms calmed her rage but not overly. genard stepped towards her. "how are you feeling?" sarah did not answer as she tried to hold back the nagging hunger that ripped at her insides.standing from its seated position the gray wolf nuzzled its head against her hand making sarah smile. as he saw that sarah was awake. what are you doing?" sarah backed away warily looking at the other at jareth�s side. she looked awfully pale and weak to his eyes but his being was telling him to still be cautious. she felt the pain surge within." it wasn�t a question but a statement of fact. slowly. you needs to eat to regain your strength. don�t you. they cared not who they destroyed." the large gray wolf moved forwards walking through her disappearing as its form merged with hers. "help me! he and others like him slaughtered them. "how do you know this?" sarah clutched her stomach as the pain rake through. for the first time in his life he was relieved to see the goblin king as he appeared with another within the room. she was easily held back as she came to her senses. sarah looked upwards a single tear escaping her eyes as she felt a tremendous loss overwhelm her senses. women. how long had it been since she had eaten anything? consciousness started to rise through her as her eyes painfully opened. hoggle nervously approached the bed with food on a tray. sarah�s gaze jerked up from hoggle towards the two fae that appeared within the room. she could feel the cool sheets that covered her body. the pain. her cold blue eyes sizing up the dwarf before her she licked her lips in appreciation. hoggle backed away not at all sure that he liked the way that sarah was looking at him." hysterical laughter escaped her lips as she heard this. "sarah. she recognized jareth immediately but when she saw the other the rage thrashed through her like no other as she lunged forwards from the bed. "that�s not the type of food that i need." looking up . "you understand why.
in some way she was holding back the wolf. pulling her away from his chest he made her look him in the eyes. how long has it been since you�ve hunted?" sarah looked to him in confusion. it must be a fresh kill. "you must eat. she clung to him feeling the pain eased by his closeness. "no. its fur peeled away as he had cleaned it for her. i�ll go and get her what it is that she needs. the truth hurt but she needed to know. i�m scared. can i?" jareth closed his eyes at her words knowing that she was right. "keep an eye on her. "it hurts so much�i�i can never be human again. what is it?" before she could answer genard beat her to it." she clutched to him tightly feeling lost and alone." she whispered into his chest. especially when just recently changed into a wolfen. "jareth. stepping back slightly he slowly backed away as she stared hungrily in his direction. you need to rest. how was this possible? hoggle watched with fear as sarah turned sharply around towards him. "never!" sarah wrenched as the pain racked through her once again. why was it trying to go against her now? knowing that she would not be able to control the wolf is she did not feed soon genard started towards the door of the room. usually it was the wolf that was in control. genard entered the room with a fresh kill within his hands. sickened by the desire to eat it she grimaced looking back in jareth�s direction tears welling up in her eyes. it should come as naturally to her as transforming into her wolf form. jareth eyed it with distaste but knew that it was what she needed. he had seen the way she had looked to him and did not think it wise for him to hang around. "he turned me into a monster." jareth said nothing in protest as he watched genard leave the room. "sarah come. controlling it.from jareth�s arms as he held her she regarded him with distaste." she looked to the fresh kill the hunger screaming to her senses to devour it. "don�t leave me. "i just do! awe�" "sarah. "hunted? i�can�t�do it�i wont!" genard shook his head not understanding her inability to hunt. please i don�t want . sarah buried her head in jareth�s chest as she realized what it was that she was doing." jareth kissed the top of her head strengthening his embrace. that in it self was something he had never before heard of. she can�t eat cooked food." looking towards hoggle. the hunger was too much to bare as her instincts were begging her to make the hunt. "i can�t!" what was happening? she had thought that she had come into a type of agreement with the wolf within. she was actually contemplating hoggle as a meal. she would never belong anywhere. "hoggle leave us!" hoggle hesitated for a moment but noting by the way sarah had looked at him and at what was happening he thought it all too wise to oblige. the knowledge of it made her wretch with disgust. as much power as he had he could not cure her of this that she had become. you�re still weak. "she needs to hunt.
he watched her closely. sarah was trembling as she looked back at the fresh kill offered to her by genard. wolfen don�t really need to eat that often. they were evidently trying to regain their status as it was back then. at bay. this indeed explained her abilities. something otherworldly. their power. he could sense her shame at having to eat like this. at that moment she swore to herself never to allow jareth to see that part of herself. from the earth realm. . so many had been turned or slaughtered because of their kind. so many. well. she had been starving. you can survive on fruits and vegetables. i�ve been here before when i was a teenager but returned. she was surprised when genard had handed her the handkerchief. it was no wonder that she had looked to that dwarf the way she did. "i don�t know. noting the blood on her hands she shamefully looked around her for something to wipe it away. the information that she could live off of fruit and vegetables eased her troubled heart some but still she could not escape completely from the need to hunt. jareth came and rescued me before�" she trailed off still unnerved by the experience. "i don�t want to. she was right when she had called him a butcher. rising from the bed he backed away disappearing as he walked away. guilt swept over him as the memories of the slaughters came to mind. but you�re weak. at least that�s what he had kept telling himself. she was of mortal blood. "how did you come to be here within the underground?" sarah regarded him questionably. his brow rose at this realization. feeling the need to take a bath. strangely enough the taste wasn�t as bad as she had thought it would be. anything would be appealing to a starved wolfen. "thanks. her powers were what it was that was keeping the wolf in control. "i know. "i will look after her. don�t worry. not here but within some woods and that�s where i was attacked. they had brought her here for a sacrifice." jareth nodded understanding her desire for him to leave." lips trembling she grabbed the offered meal closing her eyes as she tried to imagine it as something else than what it was that she was eating. only when they�ve exerted themselves beyond usual. yet she held power a power that was not of the wolfen. rising from the bed. his powers were no longer active but his senses were still able to detect things. something that they were known for back in the day that they were in power." she softly commented as she shamefully looked away. you�ve just healed and you had lost a lot of blood and energy when you did so. he watched her as she consumed the meal fiercely. they had hunted and killed so many. as soon as the food passed her lips she could feel her strength returning. i give you my word as a fae that i will do nothing to harm her.you to�" genard placed his hand on the king�s shoulder. sarah made her way to the wash room. there was something different about her. killing whenever they felt the need. but in those days it was necessary." kneeling before her he frowned in understanding. two days ago i stepped out of the house to take a walk and i was here. the wolfen were merciless.
clearing his throat he room. especially with the power that i can sense from her. she felt that if she soaked long enough that maybe the disgusting feeling that lay within the pit of her stomach would go away. then and only then would he finish what his family and the hunters had started long before the kingdoms ever emerged. we would have never been able to build our great kingdoms. well. how could she live like this? if that hunter did not bring her that kill like he did she was horrified by what she might have . hence why it was he who stayed behind when the others passed on. "i thank you for your help. eyes red from crying she bit her bottom lip tasting the warm water that dampened her lips. "she wont." jareth approached genard warily. for now that is. i will make sure that our families sacrifice was not in vain.seeing that she was no making his way towards waiting. "go on. if we are to stop them from doing so we have to be careful about what we communicate to her." jareth turned away from him not wanting to dwell on the possibility of losing her again. "she�s out of danger. "if it wasn�t for us the hunters. "she told me how she had came here and from what she�s told me they had brought her here as a sacrifice. yet i can not place it." jareth turned from the windows edge to face the old fae." chapter 11 the wash room was filled with steam as sarah sat. "what do you mean for now?" "they are not going to stop until they get her. you saw her refusal to even hunt. her refusal to hunt was evidence to that. your majesty. rolling his eyes at the goblin kings avoidance of the topic he leaned against the window that overlooked a large labyrinth and just beyond could see the glendalian forest. "i�m sure that you�ve already sensed it yourself." walking past the goblin king he leaned against the window that jareth had not long ago vacated." jareth shook his head knowing that sarah was incapable of the act. leaving genard alone with his thoughts. "her power also explains her ability to suppress the wolf and control it." with that he was gone. do you really think that she would be capable of killing someone?" "it�s either that or we kill him but i must warn you if we kill him instead of her she will also feel his pain and that can possibly kill her. emerged within the hot water. i�m afraid that her untapped powers that her transformation has brought forth will guarantee that. the one that made her into wolfen will have a mental connection to her and if she were weakened enough he could most probably have control of her as well. making his way out of the room he stopped just before leaving. now that she is one of them her refusal to be with them is a threat." the neutral look on jareth�s face told him that he had. to devour her flesh and gain her untapped power. as he entered sitting on the windows continued to enter the longer in need of his watch over her he left the room the throne room where he suspected the goblin king to be the room he wasn�t disappointed as he saw the goblin king edge overlooking his kingdom." genard turned to look towards the king. to break that link she must kill him. there is something different about her. her hair falling in wet locks about her shoulders and face. they had to be destroyed and this sarah character might be just what was needed to destroy whatever was left of their kind. she is not like any wolfen i�ve ever encountered. the hunters were afraid that some of the wolfen had survived. feel free to make yourself comfortable.
her body was trembling as she felt frozen within the water. a cold chill of air swept over her exposed skin before she sunk quickly back down into the warm water. a flash entered her mind startling her from out of the water as she sat up busily wiping away the water from her eyes." something wasn�t right. something was very wrong. but oh how good it felt. as he grinned wickedly and started towards her immersing himself within the water with her. laying his weight on his hands as he lied them to the side of her arms she was trapped between them with no place to flee. horrified. "you are beautiful. before her eyes another flash blinded her as she frantically wiped at her eyes trying to see her surroundings. the whispers were stronger as they called out to her. "yes. lips fiercely clashing with his as she pulled herself out of the water and up against his body. she felt overwhelmed by lust as she felt his hands caressing against her wet skin. "damien. don�t think. eyes only half opened she purred against his lips as his hands moved slowly down her back." she whispered. her breathing coming now in gasps as she tried to make sense of what she was doing with him. she knew that she was wolfen but somehow she felt as if there was something different about herself." sarah shivered but not from being cold as she leaned back into the soothing arms behind her. her head being the only thing not emerged within its depths. the water splashed out of the tub as she moved around to see where the soft whispers were coming from. her mind felt foggy as if she was being drugged by the very sensations that was being sent through her. eyes focusing. wolfen. something that set her apart from other wolfen. damien smiled against her ear as he gently kissed the skin just underneath her earlobe tasting her sweat skin. give into your desires. "sarah. he tasted her . the water closing out any other sounds. warm hands caressed against her shoulders sending tingles down her arms and body. he is yours as you are his. just feel. eyes widening she looked to the man that she was kissing and pulled away sinking into the water as if it could hide her from his hungry. submerging herself completely underneath the water she closed her eyes able to hear the thumping of her heart. lustful eyes." they whispered. his smell. he was rewarded with a startled gasp as he reached just the right spot making her body shiver even more underneath his gentle touch. he lied on top of her his soaking pants being the only thing separating his skin from hers. she wasn�t sure how to accept that she was now one of them. soft warm air stirred against her ear as a familiar voice caressed seductively within her ear.done. a low growl escaped her lips as she turned within his grasp. head bending. her body now half out of the water she moaned as she felt his hands moving slowly over her skin sending waves of fire throughout her being. knowing just where to touch. her heart felt like it was pounding out of control. she was met with the sight of candles surrounding the tub. she knew his scent. let go of self control. sarah shuddered at the thought hating herself for being what she was.
sarah stopped abruptly as she realized that this was damien and not jareth that was beneath her. she was completely exposed but it did not stop her from pushing herself off of him and out of the tub. �only a dream. his eyes racked over her damp skin barely covered by the white robe she wore. running to the corner of the wash room she grabbed for her robe quickly covering her exposed wet skin. smirking at the mental image. he would see her soon enough. she felt flushed with hungry desire and then came the guilt. taking a deep breath she pressed down on the knob opening the door. it was strange. jareth had to summon all of his self control wanting to briskly walk up to her take her in his arms and kiss her savagely. his want for her growing with each moment that he stood within her presence. fear and desire erupted through her." she weakly called.lips once again enjoying the fear that erupted through her being. her heart raced at the image of jareth standing not too far from her. "i�ll be out in a minute. he rolled over immersing himself within the water and her on top of him. no longer met by dark blue orbs but now met with icy blue ones." how could she face him after betraying him like she did? how could she feel such things for someone other than jareth. his hands now snaked down her front feeling her breast beneath his fingers her body trembling in return. he smiled at the thought. her body trembling from the lingering emotions that his touches aroused. afraid that he would know what happened within the wash room just by looking at her. "yes. it was only a dream. "what the hell?" she whispered her arms hugging herself as she shakily looked about the steam filled room. he respected her privacy not wanting to disturb her as she took her bath. sarah felt her cheeks flush at the way his eyes met with hers and had to look . she peered at her flushed face concentrating on her eyes. his scent invading her senses. "sarah. she couldn�t push him away as her body betrayed her rational mind that begged for him to stop. he was breathtakingly handsome. turning her eyes focused back on the tub but it was empty. a pleasant mixture making him kiss her even more fiercely than before. she let her damp hair fall behind her shoulders allowing it to fall down her back. they had changed. timidly she lied her hand on the knob of the door. sarah clinched her eyes shut deciding not to tell him what had just transpired. the man that she knew she loved? looking at the large circular mirror that hung on the wall of the wash room." jareth called behind the door concerned for her as she had been in there for quite some time. it was a dream only within her mind but it felt so real. ringing out the excess water from her hair. damien no where in sight the candles gone leaving her alone. hands that pushed against his strong warm chest slowly started to lose its strength as she slowly ran her fingers downward then snaking them around his neck as she held herself to him. she hardly recognized herself from a few days ago. her eyes locked with his as he did not hide the fact that he was admiring her scantily dressed wet form. the thick white robe warmed her chilled body as she edged closer to the door. he instead leaned back against the bedpost meeting her eyes with his. she sank to her knees. silently she mentally whispered to herself. as the door gave way and opened.� forcing herself to smile she slowly entered the room. a knock at the wash room door quickly brought her out of her stare as she slowly rose to her feet.
warm breath against her neck as he whispered in her ear. "sarah. "sarah. to forget all that had happened to her since her arrival within the underground. soft warm skin met her fingertips as she rested them against his cheek. sarah looked to him seeing the love. a connection. he will never really accept you for what you are. whispers in her mind. how could she think that he would do such a thing. her brow furrowed as the whispers continued. a sense of belonging. terror was clearly shown within her eyes where only moments ago shown nothing but love and longing.� she tried to push the whispers to the back of her mind. once he�s had his fun he will destroy you. that is once he�s had his fill. her fingers tingling from the contact. sarah loved him. a want and a need to be with him. what to say? she was surprised when she found her voice to speak. watching her carefully as she stood within his room. we are your home. i don�t regret what happened between us last night. �he�ll throw you away once he�s taken his pleasure." he brought her hand to his lips caressing gently against her long delicate fingers. she trembled against his gentle embrace. the dream within the wash room forgotten. their kind slaughtered our kind to the brink of extinction. let alone try and explain it. do you really think that he won�t do the same to you. to leave her alone. it was hard to believe how she had behaved last night. she didn�t trust his . with your pack. so fragile. eyes searching his as if they would tell her that her thoughts were wrong. an animal type attraction that had a tendency of taking over her rationality. she wanted to lose herself within his arms. his fingers lightly running through her damp hair drying her hair as he did so he looked openly revealing his desire to be nearer. she was trembling now. body aching from the lack of his warmth. stepping back she forced a gap between them. "sarah?" closing her eyes she wanted him gone. but with jareth there was desire mixed with a longing to be nearer. never once leaving eye contact.away. she looked so innocent and in a way she still was. "what is it?" wanting to answer the words stuck in her throat as she felt someone at her side. he found himself drawn to her. terror written within her eyes." jareth moved forwards only to watch her step back. not able to stand the distance between them any longer. her hand reaching up to gently touch his face. so vulnerable. �you�re a game to him. master of mind games and cruelty. the desire within his eyes. with damien it was more lust. what do you say to the goblin king after aggressively kissing. the look on her face when she broke away made his heart wrench. do you really think that you can trust your heart to him?� the mental words stung forcing her to pull away. you belong with me. to tell the truth that side of her excited him beyond measure. he�s the goblin king. slowly he leaned into her lips softly caressing hers as she returned the affection her hands resting against his chest. what she felt towards jareth was a lot more different then what she felt towards damien. wanting so much to give herself to jareth. "about last night�" sarah bit her bottom lip not sure she wanted to go to that topic. groping and then biting him? she didn�t understand it herself.
eyes boring into hers with an intensity that made her breath catch in her throat. if i was using you i could have had my way with you long ago. but how could he love her. his expression questioning. "that your using me. hands went up over her ears as she hunched over fighting against the onslaught of whispering words that echoed within her mind. sitting next to her he grasped her hand in his as he pulled her chin up towards him. it would not be long until her mental stability would weaken and she would give in to his pack�s call. yet seemed as if they were being spoken directly in her ears. she felt strong arms lifting her off of the floor leading her towards the bed where she sat silently. "sarah. he barely even knew her. looking up to the goblin king she shrank back as damien�s face greeted her eyes. treating him as if she was sick of the sight of him. eyes focused on the floor. jareth was at her side in seconds trying to pry her hands from her ears and bring her eyes up to met his. concentrating on his power he could now actually feel it surrounding and shrouding her being. he had allowed her to see his heart and now she was pushing him away. ." his hands pulled her face to meet with his. speak to me!" sarah fought against the coming tears hating the fact that what they were saying made sense. he just wanted her for himself. not really focused on him. "what did they say?" sarah pulled away from his eyes in sham. "sarah. the sincerity scaring her to her very soul. you can�t go back to what you were. you�" "damien." damien grinned. the hairs all over her body tingled as she felt a strange sensation in the air. that as soon as you have your way with me that you would get rid of me.words. never believe that! i love you sarah. "do you really think that a royal fae would want to socialize with someone who has to hunt and devour a fresh kill in order to regain lost strength? sarah. you lie!" sarah hissed not wanting to believe their words but knowing that they were probably true. damien�s words fazing out followed by the whispers. how can she love him? her head bent down in shame. never think that. as he knew that his words were weakening her confidence. "no! get away from me!" his jaw clenched as she flung herself away from him her words hurting him more than he wanted to even admit to himself. fist tightened as he realized that someone was casting a spell over her. stop this! i won�t listen to you anymore. i won�t go to them but i won�t hold it against you if you�d rather not be with me." shakily she pulled her hand from his swiping at the freely falling tears that streamed silently down her cheeks. "you are not a monster. with me. "how could you want me? i�m a monster who has to hunt in order to exist. straightening his eyes narrowed at her shaken form. they spoke only lies. he loved her. you belong with your own pack. her eyes looked glazed over. head clearing she slumped up against the wall of the bedroom sliding down until she sat on the floor. you�re wolfen now. do you really think that little of me? do you still compare me with the villain that took your baby brother so long ago?" she shook at his words. why would the goblin king want a monster? jareth stared at her.
he was slightly surprised that his son was able to keep his anger in check as long as he had. "i�love you too. "we have another problem that needs to be dealt with that endanger us and all our kind. the heavy weight that weighted upon his heart crumbling from those simple words. chapter 12 his mind was in a whirlwind of rage as he was pushed back yet again by the goblin king�s power." damien stepped forwards. several curses left his lips as he smashed his fist painfully into a nearby tree. it was a dark day indeed. so close. not wanting for her to see his pain he started for the door not caring to use his magic to leave. "the seed of doubt has been set. it seems that for some reason he has yet met his end as we had thought. no more words were spoken as he pulled her to him. his stormy gray eyes flashed yellow as he was consumed by the need to have her near him. he had promised himself never to allow her to hurt him again yet he revealed his heart only to have her not see it." emian�s fist clenched at the memory of his old friend. he had lost his first mate that dreadful day along with his five sons. noting that his son�s anger was slowly starting to dwindle. sarah shot up from the bed grabbing his arm forcing him to stop. "calm down. he was so close and yet she still defied his callings." seeing that he had everyone�s attention he went on." "calm down! sarah is right now in the arms of that damned goblin king. running his hand through his short gray hair he looked to the others. her eyes looking away from him. words that he had waited for so long to hear. emian sighed heavily. he had trusted him only to have him betray and kill most of his pack.jareth stood heart wrenching. the wolf within was stirring even more with the knowledge that his dominance over her was being threatened. she belonged to him and he wanted her more than anything that he had ever wanted within his entire life. "it seems that one of the hunters is still alive and with the goblin king. his lips meeting with hers as he kissed her with all the passion he had within his being. he was ready to inform the rest of the pack what he had found out while they were in sarah�s mind. ." his heart soared at her words." he had to close his eyes as he tried to calm the storm of anger that was building larger and larger within each passing moment that sarah remained in the goblin king�s possession. emian shook his head at his son�s display. he was indeed the future leader of their pack but still needed more to learn." she paused as he turned looking to her. knowing the hate that they all shared for the fae and to have one of their own defying them for one of them�it was no wonder damien was angered beyond measure. "i� don�t go. her heart wrenched from the pain she could see within them. "who?" "my old friend genard. our power might have been cast out for now but we will try again when the moon is high overhead." damien was breathing hard as he felt the weight of the past several days heavily weighing down on him. he understood his sons anger. we have used the power of the pack to reach her and she still resists us. as she remained silent. ignoring the other members of his pack as they watched him displaying his anger.
"i want you so much. "jareth. her hands clumsily moved up under his shirt as she wanted so much to feel her skin against his. "you know what has to be done if she does not come to us before that time. the physical contact becoming more insistent as they continued they�re kissing." damien�s head dropped down. a name that struck fear and hatred into the hearts of all wolfen. the rest of the pack looked nervously to one another." sarah leaned her head back as she felt his lips traveling pleasingly down the side of her neck. "if he finds out about sarah�s power before we can get her to come to us we are all doomed. slowly he moved away from her sweet lips making his way to her ear as he huskily whispered. he smiled against her lips as he felt her warm hands snake underneath his shirt. they would pay for the harm that they had caused. in response to her call he moved them towards the bed lowering her down onto the . genard grinned darkly at the remembrance of sarah�s lung for him. pity that he would have to kill her anyway after he had used her usefulness to help him into finishing what he and the hunters had started so long ago." emian looked to his son with compassion. sarah gasped against his lips as she felt her back hit the bedpost stopping them from going any further. passions were rising as she felt his hands wrap about her waist stumbling back towards the bed. a grin stretched about the corner of his mouth as he imagined that jareth would probably be just the one he would have to use his skill on especially after he had taken care of sarah. the only way that the goblin king could kill him was if he had challenged him to a duel. it was indeed that she was well knowledgeable about what it was that he had done. soon he would face the wolfen once again. all too willing to oblige he willed his magic into action relieving him of his shirt. closing his eyes he clenched his fists at his sides." she called shakily not sure if she should be doing this. it had been so long since he had to use such a weapon but it was a skill he would never really be rid of. with no magic he would have to use the goblin king and sarah for his own advantage. damien�s nostrils flared at the hate that the name brought about within his being. it was an act that he frowned upon but one that he would do again if needed and it was needed. "i have to kill her. the goblin king could use his magic to kill him but it went against fae law especially if the other fae has no power." sitting at the window ledge that the goblin king had a tendency to occupy genard was in deep concentration as he sharpened the long blade of a sword that he had come to acquire the smooth rhythmic sound of sharpened metal echoing throughout the room.that was a day that he had sworn his revenge on any and all fae. examining his handy work of his blade he stood testing the sword�s balance as he glided it skillfully through the air. her hands tangling into his blond hair as she moaned in response. eyes still closed. how long had it been since he was able to practice his skill? it had been too long and he was itching for a match with a worthy opponent. so many slaughtered because of genard�s hunters not to mention genard himself. as the name was well known among their kind. she could still bear children even a half bread would be enough to rekindle the wolfen�s numbers. she was a threat even if she would be the last of her kind.
her body trembling underneath his touch. want and need were all strangely mixed as she felt his hands lower." leaning into her he softly pressed his lips to hers. pulling away she moved his hands back towards the tie of her robe. "i love you. she was visibly trembling wanting to continue but not sure that she should." he whispered soothingly against her lips as he rose to meet her gaze." her words spoke volumes her eyes revealing nothing but love and trust making him wonder if he really deserved such a woman. fear. knowing and understanding her hesitation he settled with being able to taste her sweet lips his hands drifting away from the tie that bound the robe around her body. slowly and gently he traced her lips with his fingers watching as she closed her eyes in response. as he knew that she was a little nervous about what they were about to do." not caring about the pain that she knew that she would soon feel she was over run by the desire to finish what they had started. stopping he looked to her making sure that she wanted to continue. lying beside her he gently allowed his hands to travel downward towards the tie of her robe. desire. she partially wondered why the wolf part . his hands still moving downward as he continued kissing her on the lips her heart leaped as his hand sent waves of pleasure through her being. her body screaming at her for making him stop she hesitantly leaned upwards pulling him to her as she kissed him with need. he kissed away the single tear that slid down her cheek as she smiled lovingly up to him. never in her life did she ever feel so safe so right. sarah�s eyes opened meeting his as he started to untie the tie of her robe. she never wanted this to stop. "are you sure? this will hurt a little. chapter 13 head lying on his chest sarah smiled as she wrapped her arms about his waist loving the feel of him lying beside her. any uncertainties that she had were starting to disappear as she felt her body racked with euphoria of pleasure. to be one with jareth.soft mattress. she was breathtakingly beautiful as he felt her skin pressing against his. her gasp of pain as she lost her virginity making him look to her with concern. "don�t stop." no more words of encouragement needed to be said as he leaned his lips into hers. the pain soon forgotten as they continued to love each other both lost within each other�s embrace. "i�ll stop if you want me to. she swallowed as she felt the tie loosen her hands quickly going to his to make him stop. "i�m afraid. she wanted so much to be closer. eye�s meeting with hers. her love. the world around them long forgotten as they finally consummated their love. eyes locking with hers he slowly released her from her robe as he leaned in to continue from where they had left off. slowly he moved over her. allowing her to pull him to her he drew her closer to him wanting to be rid of the robe that kept him from fully touching her milky white skin. seeing the desire and want in her eyes he leaned down kissing her gently as he whispered into her lips. her hand came up cupping his cheek lovingly.
"don�t trust him jareth. her cheeks flushed at the thought of what might happen if her wolf self did surface. head resting against the pillow on the headboard of his bed he watched sarah as she wrapped her arms about him possessively. but you wont. he waited for her to continue but received no further reply." she mumbled half to herself and half to him. i�m not lying to you about him. "i don�t know how i know. "jareth. it won�t be an easy task but i will teach you if you wish me too. "i was just wondering if�" sarah bit her bottom lip. "oh i don�t think that i would mind. jareth sat up forcing her to sit up as well." he smiled at her frown kissing her on the forehead." jareth looked to her with concern hearing the pain within her voice." . the memories that were not her own coming to the surface." sharply she looked to jareth. they�re not all bad. genard has told me that it can help you to control the wolf within. "what are you thinking?" keeping her head against his chest she snuggled further into it loving the feel of his warm skin against hers. "sarah. "i trust you sarah but you need to trust yourself. and don�t think that it has anything to do with the mental link that damien has with me either. what would have happened if the wolf within me decided to surface during�" she trailed off smiling bashfully at her thoughts. you had the chance many times to harm me but stopped yourself. "oh. really what if i lose control over that part of myself.of herself did not appear during their lovemaking but was relieved that it didn�t surface. sarah flushed at her own thoughts not used to thinking such things." pushing a lock of her hair out of her eyes he met her gaze knowing that she was telling him the truth. i�" he silenced her as he kissed her on the lips. you even fought damien off after he had tried to do away with me and your wolf self was perfectly active at the time as i do recall. believe me. please. "wondering if?" he coaxed pulling her up to him as he kissed the back of her neck. "he murdered so many innocent wolfen. she was so lovely and even though he stole her virginity she still was such an innocent." sarah looked away. i just do. "how do you know this?" sarah turned her eyes meeting with his. "i can teach you how to use your power. there were only a few power hungry wolfen that had killed innocent inhabitants of the underground for sport but they went ahead and judged them all by the acts of a few. its only when i�m weak or have my guard down that he gets through." sarah turned to face him. "i don�t now if i can. jareth�s brows rose at this. "no. wondering what she was thinking he broke the long comforting silence to ask. "i can keep his mind out of mine most of the time." fumbling with the sheet that covered her she looked away not sure if she could. "is he�" sarah shook her head." "how can you be so sure?" she asked her brow furrowing in concern the relaxing and peaceful mood starting to lose its luster.
" jareth smiled at that." "i know where their lair is." jareth pulled her to him hugging her to him as he wished with all of his heart that there was something more that he could do to keep her from having to even make the choice that she had to make. if only he had known that she was there within his world he might have been able to stop the wolf from ever attacking her in the first place. "it�s not your fault that this happened to me. "please. i doubt that your goblin army would be much help though." she whispered. "they�re not as incompetent of an army as you would think. that�s why i think that you and genard should follow me just in case they don�t listen and try to force me to stay with them. she closed her eyes feeling safe within his arms. talk about comical. if i go to them and ask that they stop this they might listen to me." he shook his head not liking the idea at all. had the right to know. "tonight�s a full moon isn�t it?" jareth frowned knowing that she was right. sarah knew what he was thinking even before he could word his thoughts as she leaned into him. they follow the leader of their pack but not all of them agree with what their pack is doing. damien and his pack are the ones to blame. they were so drunk at the time i�m surprised that they didn�t destroy the whole goblin city. especially someone with a caring heart such as hers. "tonight is. i don�t know if i can kill damien but he wont stop until he either has me or has you killed." "well." jareth looked away cursing himself for not being able to get to her sooner when she had arrived to his world." jareth was still smiling when she looked to him with horror. jareth. "besides. you can not face the whole pack by yourself. jareth?" "yes. not you." "i know. "they�re trying to rebuild their power like it was during the old days and they want to use me to do it. you�ll be walking into their hands by doing so. "they�re more powerful during the full moon. "i know. "sarah. . they were horrible when they tried to stop me from getting to the castle." sarah turned within his arms so that she could see his handsome face. if they try anything it would be then." sarah looked to him like he was crazy." "what makes you so sure that they were actually meant to stop you?" he laughed at the questioning look sarah gave him. i was hoping that they could delay you long enough so that you wouldn�t make it in time. "i just wish that i had another choice." he returned as he kissed the top of her head. i mean." he didn�t want to tell her but he felt that she needed to know."there is another way to free yourself from that link." "so you�re telling me that you wanted me to get to the castle. he knew that if she killed damien that it would also kill a part of herself as well.
i was hoping on keeping the both of you. "well." "which was?" he almost burst out laughing at the glare he received from that comment but then he sobered." taking her hand in his he kissed the open palm of her hand. it was only a matter of time before the wolfen would make their move for the girl. "okay." pulling her to him he caressed his lips hungrily to hers. jareth�s eyes widened in surprise. no. he could not allow them to have her. sarah growled in response as she pushed forwards lying on top of jareth eagerly returning his kiss. i will not have you going and risking your life. at least be extra careful tonight. that was the first of his . i don�t. "no. try to work this out in another way other than bloodshed. and oh. let us concentrate on right now." sarah shook her head at this new information wondering where exactly had they gotten off of the main topic. how he was enjoying it. "sarah?" jareth questioned. his brow rose as she pinned his arms up over his head her lips pressing possessively to his. as it seemed that her inner wolf was coming out to play. her eyes looking lustfully to his as she slightly pulled away with a secretive smile. i thought i had an agreement with that part of myself but i�m not totally sure about that anymore." "well. maybe his sarah wasn�t so innocent after all." smiling wickedly she sucked at his ear lob biting it playfully. jareth shrugged. the sun was setting and soon the full moon would be high over the underground. besides. did you not learn that the fae have no power over mortals unless they give it to them?" "so you�re telling me that even if i didn�t make it to the castle in time that toby would have been returned unharmed. he needed someway to gain her trust." sarah crossed her arms defiantly over her chest. but still i think we should try to at least communicate with them."don�t look at me like that! i had no intention of turning toby into a goblin in the first place. leaning over him she nuzzled against him her lips brushing against his neck as she moved upward toward his ear. "no more words about tonight." he shook his head. chapter 14 watching the sky as it turned a pleasant shade of orange and blue genard stood at the window with sword at his side tucked within its sheath. eyes locked with hers. her hot breath stirring against his blond hair. they will probably try something like they tried earlier this afternoon and i don�t know if i�ll be strong enough to fight the wolf. "if you wont go with my plan. you�re avoiding the main issue. "i don�t think it a good idea. "let�s just say you bring out the animal in me. we will find some other way." sarah�s mouth was practically to the floor by now. especially of me. i thought that you said not to trust genard. wanting what she was but knowing that it would not work out the way that she was wishing it to.
" genard felt as if he had dragged those words out of himself as he felt sickened at having to apologize for his actions but he needed the king�s help if his plans were to succeed." face mere inches from genard�s he continued. "you think that they would be foolish enough to attack my castle." "you expect an attack from them so soon then?" he asked though already knowing genard�s answer. are they that unintelligent?" "no i would say quite the opposite! they are quite cunning and fierce especially when it comes to their own kind. "the only way to kill a wolfen is to take its head. he knew of the danger but was not fond of genard�s tone of voice towards him. i would keep an extra watch out tonight if i were you especially of sarah. a grin edged its way to his lips as he rested his hand on the hilt of the sword. genard acted as if he were superior to the king. to gain her trust and to use her to destroy her own kind. i have been living in seclusion for so long that i sometimes forget my station. the moon is already making its rise within the sky. he was around long before jareth was ever conceived and would be long after. as he backed away. "when the full moon is at its highest they will be at their strongest. rising from the throne he looked down on genard. "forgive me. appearing within his throne room jareth observed the silent genard as he seemed captivated by the view that often helped him to clear his mind. it seemed that genard had taken his offer to make himself comfortable. meeting jareth�s gaze he strained a smile as he bowed his head." fist clenched as his jaw tightened. after she would help him in his task he would then take her life. "i see that you�ve made yourself at home here. "that i did. i am not some commoner that you can talk down to. "do i make myself clear?" genard wanted to lash out at the fae before him. if anyone were to display power and superiority it would be him. jareth eyed the old fae a brow rising as he saw the sword tucked in its sheath strapped to genard�s side." genard turned looking boredly to the goblin king.priorities. making the sword the perfect weapon for protection from their kind. "i will be generous then and forget the matter. no offense but your power will only help you to an extent. a possessive race who wont stop until they take what they consider theirs. which angered jareth more than anything. there are more important matters to attend to as you said we must be ready for whatever they have planned for us. your weapon of choice?" jareth drawled as he made himself comfortable in his throne. jareth coolly returned genard�s gaze knowing that the old fae could sense his power." . it will only be a matter of time. jareth�s brow rose at his words. "you did say to make myself comfortable" he stated mater of factly. i would advise that you arm yourself with one as well. not sure of the fae�s sincerity. eyes narrowed he made his way down the steps towards genard." genard smirked at the king before him not at all fazed by the show of power he was sensing from the king. "take care genard. as if he were some child being told something that should be obvious. wiping out their kind forever.
eyes clinched shut as feelings aside. "it�s okay. alone. guilt flooded his being as he remembered all of those times that she had called for him but could not come. "you�re not alone. "promise me something?" "yeah. "just don�t okay. " he answered perplexed by the intensity within the statement. she looked so much better than she did in the last few days that he had seen her. "no i wasn�t�" looking away from hoggle she mumbled to herself.leaning against the railing increasing dread. "stop blaming yourself for not answering my calls. he was glad that he had told jareth about genard. sitting on one of the chairs that sat in front of the roaring fire within the room sarah watched the flames as they danced. "don�t fight what is in your nature. she could restless wanting to run out she pushed the overwhelming of the balcony sarah looked to the rising moon with feel the wolf within herself stirring." following her back inside he was relieved to see her smiling once again." he answered at last still slightly bewildered by her request. am i?" blinking back her tears she smiled warmly. "come on let�s go back inside. she did not know how much longer she could block them out. "i feel so lost now." tears bordered her eyes as she looked to her friend. it was hard enough fighting damien but she knew that the pack was behind these intrusions." hoggle frowned as he heard her mumbled words his hand lying gently upon her hand that rested on the railing." moving away from the door he smiled warmly to sarah. she felt into the night and lose herself. "no i�m not." relief swept through her being as she saw that he no longer looked fearfully towards her like he had done the last few times she had seen him. how did she know? standing from the chair she started towards the door." the words hissed into her mind. shakily she grasped the railing. brow furrowing she clamped her hands over her ears as she summoned all the mental strength that she had to push their intrusion�s away. she felt herself calm as she stared at the flames slightly aware of hoggle standing beside her." hoggle blinked taken back by her request. "how�err. hands pulling at the soft fabric of her blue dress she looked away from the flames towards hoggle. don�t know what you mean�" he trailed off not knowing what to say. i am in definite need of distraction and standing around brooding is not going to help. you weren�t yourself. the magic that allowed him and the others to visit faded the older that she became preventing them from coming when she had called. turning she smiled relieved to see hoggle standing there. how did she know? sarah smiled at the way his face flushed. "i�m going to go and find jareth. want to come?" . promise me this. "hoggle about earlier today� i�m sorry." "i�i promise. "sarah?" a familiar and welcomed voice called with concern from the balcony door.
damien smiled to her warmly as if he were a saint coming to her rescue. she was always so shy. he inwardly laughed at the small creatures that had no idea that he was so near. the pack would soon bring about their power upon the castle cloaking him from the goblin kings perspective and soon sarah would be his. sarah reached for the wall at her side as she leaned against it." sarah tried to push back further but the wall was preventing her from doing so. "suit yourself!" with that said she was off towards the throne room where she assumed he would be. "i know that you think that you love the goblin king and that he returns that love but you�re wrong to think that it could work between you two. sarah stiffened at the man standing before her. smelling her fear and tiredness. confusion and fears.hoggle shook his head. "no thank you! i think i�ve had enough of his royal smugness to last me a lifetime. it was impossible. swiftly he hid within the shadows of the large wall as the patrol of goblins marched past. as she wanted desperately for him to stop his approach. the pack was trying to reach her yet again and it was taking a lot of her strength to fight against their calls. "how do you know these things? what lies has genard been filling your head with?" he wanted an answer as to how she knew so much. she felt so much safer and in control of her wolfs self when she was around jareth. alive. sarah guessed that the wolf part of her self gave her more confidence in her sexuality than she used to have. closing her eyes she pinched the bridge of her nose as she took long deep breaths to calm the racing headache that was starting to rise. . her fist clinched tightly at her sides. she couldn�t believe what she did. which she knew all to well was not the case. slowing her pace she smiled at the thought of jareth. not only was he her love but now they were lovers." sarah could feel her heart racing in her ears. you put yourself and our pack in danger by staying here. he could feel her weakening from the mental battle that was being raged from within as he stepped closer. "sarah. she felt so tired and vulnerable. it can and it will work between jareth and me. gently touching her cheek with the back of his hand his gray eyes bore into her icy blue ones. damien. it felt so painful. leaning back against the wall she clinched her eyes tighter as it felt as if she were having a mental battle with a wall of fire. so much had happened between them in the past few days. sarah blushed as her mind ventured to when she was last with him. you can�t fight us forever. he stepped closer to her shortening the distance between them. there was no way in which she should know any of the information that she had just spoken about. they would be easy pray but that was not his purpose. "you�re wrong. he was so close she could feel his breath stirring against her hair. not only that but she felt stronger more alert." she felt his hands harshly grasp her arms pinning her against the wall and himself her breath rushed out in surprise. there was something about his presence and his touch that would sooth her inner struggles. the only down side to her being wolfen was the hunt and of course." sarah grinned. you just want to use me for your own purpose to get back into power like the wolfen used to be before the fae took over. he is fae and you are wolfen our kind does not mix. to stay away and leave her be. she was so beautiful. words broke her inner struggle as she looked up to who it was that addressed her.
smirking in anticipation he was all to ready for a confrontation especially after having to put up with the goblin king�s company. you have only been wolfen for a few days you know nothing of our hardships or our past. as he was kicked forward face slamming harshly against the wall. weak and afraid of what he would do to her as she saw the anger and rage within his eyes. she needed to get away but her head hurt so much. turning he was met with blazing yellow eyes as the male wolfen hit him with the back of his hand. damien quickly covered sarah�s mouth with his hand as he heard her moan cursing to himself for not doing it sooner. she could feel his arms around her waist as he held her to his chest her mind reeling from the contact. sword hit stone floor. sarah had heard about migraines but never imagined that she would ever have one. damien smiled in satisfaction as he sensed the pack�s power bringing her to the point of exhaustion.sarah�s words came out as a whisper. not the goblin king but someone else and the only other fae occupant within the castle were genard. more peaceful ways. we have kept hidden for generations so that we might one day take back what is so rightfully ours. his pace quickened as he heard faint footsteps approaching. it was as if all of her energy had suddenly been drained from her. surely�" damien shook her harshly against the wall. her head throbbing with each shove that he forced upon her. he could easily smell or hear anyone approach but with the goblin king�s power he was not about to take any chances. straining her eyes open she groaned against the agony that the torchlight brought to her oversensitive eyes. genard stopped as something tingled in the back of his mind. please don�t do this. genard eyed the corner of the hall with unease there was a presence waiting for him on the other side. to hide from the rest of the world in fear that they would destroy you because of what you are. supporting her weight he glanced around making sure that no one was within the halls. . there was a presence near. his intuition telling him that danger was just around the corner. he would have definitely heard her moan. he had some issues that he was all too willing to take out on someone. i just know. swiftly dodging into the adjoining hall he slowed his breathing and closed his eyes as his senses went on complete alert. unable to push him off of her. gently setting her down on the hard stone floor damien hunched down low making ready for genard�s approach. genard could feel the blood seeping from his now open wound on his cheek. "he told me none of this. it does not have to be attained in hate and bloodshed. "you know nothing of what it has been like." she felt weak. a blur of solid black filled his vision as he raised his sword to strike against his attacker. there are other ways for our kind to flourish again. hand slowly moving to the hilt of his sword he cautiously stepped forwards slowly and silently drawing out his sword. genard was a skilled and renowned hunter. tears bordered her eyes as she closed them against the sudden exhaustion. what you represent. damien could hear the faintest sound of metal slicing through air. he would have to hurry if he wanted to get her away from the castle and to his pack before the pack�s mental intrusions ceased because as soon as their intrusions stop she was not gong to be as helpless as she was currently. her legs started to buckle making her have to lean against him for support. he was barely able to hold back a growl as he recognized the scent as fae. though unarmed being wolfen had its advantages. so genard was armed with a sword.
he remembered when he first fell in love with the young girl that was now a woman and his lover. mortal. damien smirked at the hunter. with her power their power would be increased if they were to go forward with what he knew that they most probably would go forward with. finally after so long for certain that love was a than he had ever hoped for. she had indeed turned his world upside just recently done the same. wincing in pain as his face involuntarily twitched the dried blood that caked the side of his face pulled reopening the wound that had been afflicted only moments ago. guess who would be the first that they would contact for assistance. genard also knew without a doubt that sarah was no longer within the confines of the castle. there was only one reason why his own life had been spared and that was the fact that damien must have had to get her away from the goblin king and back to the pack. jareth sat on his throne in days. he thought that he would be a challenge. standing on wavering legs he stumbled back towards the throne room in a desperate attempt to inform the goblin king before it would be too late. immerse . why bother with thinking about their unimportant opinions. damien. a ritual that would bound her to their pack permanently and insures her to bear the next generation of wolfen. or anything else would never towards her. stepping forward he cursed as he could sense her starting to break away from the packs power. he just hoped that the goblin king would not lash out at him for failing to stop damien from taking her in the first place. he could feel the trickle of blood as it ran down his cheek. they would always have to hold their tongue for they needed his kingdom in order to sustain the balance within the underground. well he hoped it had only been that long. the open wound stinging against the cool crisp air. getting her to his lair being his main concern he left genard to moan in agony as he swept sarah within his arms and fled. seeing the wolfen�s distraction he swept his sword forward. which was most probably why he was not the most popular within the court but when nasty things would rear its ugly head. she had an unrecognized power. my how disappointing. the court of the other kingdoms would most probably frown at the pairing but jareth cared nothing for their foolish praise or politics. the sound of metal slicing through air alerted his senses as his hands shot up caching the blade within his hand. genard inwardly cursed at his inability to put down that wolfen who had attacked him. from what he had heard about the one that made sarah he knew without a doubt that it was the very one. damien snarled as his other hand knocked the old fae to the ground. sarah was more being wolfen. jareth scoffed at the thought of the courts. change the way that he felt down but her world had been contemplation. chapter 15 the pain that shot through his cheek was enough to bring him out of the darkness of unconsciousness as he slowly agonizingly pulled himself up from lying on the floor. that was what had pulled him towards her in the first place but then after he watched her practice her lines. the sound of sarah�s moan reminded him that he had little time to enjoy his kill. he sometimes took amusement in ticking them off whenever necessary. a lot had happened within the last few of heartache and the lonely cold nights where he knew fool�s quest he had been proven wrong.the scent of blood was invigorating as he licked his blood soaked fingers the claws of his partially transformed hand stained red.
the blanket that had covered her mind was slowly starting to rise. at what price did they have to suffer? now a strange and unknown supposedly forgotten race called wolfen stood in their way of blissful happiness. he remembered watching her through her window as she rejoiced with those that she had met through her journey through his kingdom. did not return his love. her senses all to aware that she was within the very place this whole ordeal had begun. pleaded he had. he had no idea where they would have gone. eyes blinking open she found herself staring at the star filled sky the shining down on her like a beacon in the night. but alas. jareth was not looking forward to the task. they were nothing but spineless cowards who were to busy pleasing themselves and making fools of themselves trying to show how much better they were than those around them. trying to rise the fear within her as she found that she could not move. he despised socializing with the court. someone was blocking his magic." sarah stirred her mind feeling as if someone had placed a heavy blanket over it. the glendalian forest was huge. "damien. they say overconfidence is often what brings about a fall and did he fall. it was quite tiresome having to deal with them. after tonight he knew that he would have to go to the court to inform them of their plight. they could be anywhere. the sound of a thud meeting his ears jareth looked up to see an injured genard leaning against the doorway. "what happened?" not waiting for a reply crystal formed in hand as he looked for the very person that meant everything to him. if only there were really such a thing as a happily ever after. and flames from the torches that surrounded them were immediately recognized. they were there surrounding her she could feel their presence it sent a wave of dread throughout her being. he has taken her. so sure of his own victory he was shocked and taken back when she had found herself to the castle. "they are blocking my magic. "besides somewhere within the glendalian forest. what in life did not have its obstacles? oh. moon rose holding her lips . she knew that she was not within the castle grounds that she lay on something hard. the scent of trees. an invisible force was her down but she would not give without a struggle. we must find them soon before they can add her blood to theirs." mismatched eyes regarded coal ones with anger and frustration. jareth shook his head. i have no idea. not only were they trying to break apart his pairing with sarah they were after the rule of the underground. do you have any idea where they would take her?" genard shook his head with disgust. her calling on the goblins to take her baby brother was just the opening he needed to finally have her. spilled out his heart and yet she was so captivated in her role to save her brother that she did not see. she had bound him making him unable to persue her any further until she had finally called him. instantly jareth was on his feet at genard�s side. he was indeed not looking forward to the experience. he could not see her within his crystal. a low growl escaped as she sensed damien near.herself in her fantasies he had fallen helplessly in love with her. how he yearned to be there with her. crystal shattered as his grasp crushed it in anger. damp grass.
jareth straightened as he heard something within his mind. sarah�s heart pounded within her ears as he came closer. he hated to take her against her will but she gave him little choice. "as i join with you physically my blood shall be mingled with yours binding you to me for the rest of our long lives." dread reared up through her very soul as she found herself powerless to free herself and unable to fight back. her mind went to when she and jareth made love how right it felt and now her very being was being threatened. "ready yourself. do not worry. sarah wanted to scream out. she looked devastatingly beautiful. his mind reached out to hers. "no! i belong with jareth not you! don�t please. the right will begin after you have claimed her and bound her to you as your mate." . besides. "you are not my family. we are your family now and your blood will return us to our rightful place within the underground. eyes flashing she growled yet again as damien came into view. yet nothing." he ordered her and she then found that she no longer could speak making her eyes widen in horror. once he had her bound completely to him she would indeed be an excellent addition to his pack. you�ll enjoy the experience. her eyes clinched shut as she felt his body press against hers. she�s reaching out to me. sarah was reaching out to him mentally. her lips trembled at the horrifying knowledge of what they were about to do and here she was unable to stop it. "do not fight us sarah. after a few manipulations in the right places she would melt within his grasp. she struggled yet more as she tried to see what was going on around her. "damien. looking to genard he warned. her mind reached out trying to call out to him any way that she could. raising himself from her he smiled down to her stroking her cheek to comfort her already fearful body. we�re about to have a confrontation with the wolfen pack. who suddenly stopped in mid conversation over how to find sarah. except that he looked older and his hair was gray to match his eyes. it will just endanger it further." damien covered her mouth with his as he pulled the dagger that was placed by her side. she couldn�t believe this they were going to rape her. "what is it?" "sarah." he answered as he stood." sarah seethed. desperately she reached out for the wolf part of herself and the power within herself that she knew was there. to kill this man that was touching her making her feel things she only wanted jareth to make her feel." her mind screamed back. he was amused at her as she continued to fight. genard regarded the king. at first it was a whimper but then grew into a desperate plea. crystal forming in hand he knew how to find her and knew that he had better hurry. as she was lightly dress in a dark red robe with nothing underneath. you�re wrong if you think this will help your pack. appeared over her looking down on her through ancient eyes. take her into their pack without her consent and force her to be theirs. his lips on her skin." "silence.a face almost identical to damien. there was a circle of wolfen standing in robes of black their hoods pulled over their head to hide their faces from her view.
anguish. eye�s of yellow glaring at their surrounding in search for the one that had interfered with the ritual. he was conscious of the rapidly shrinking amount of time he had left to free her and transport sarah. i guess i�ll just have to remedy that. the magical confines broken. their attention was immediately drawn to sarah as the goblin king and genard the hunter appeared by her side. "this can be an enjoyable moment don�t force it to be otherwise. "too bad you�ll have to be disappointed."sarah. lowering the knife he bent down kissing her passionately on the lips before he brought the blade to her skin. the ritual in which they had disrupted was sacred among their pack. luckily he had enough power to bring all of them back to the castle and place genard in his own room while he attended to his distraught love. they would die for this atrocity. he grinned maliciously in return as he swept his eyes on his soon to be attackers. sarah�s believe what had would have raped she body almost and bound she was only slightly aware of being inside jareth�s room as he carried her to his bed. "emian. the wolfen were closing in on them ready to pounce. genard. genard was on the ready as he stood with sword drawn. the pack was on full alert as their hoods fell from their heads. she could feel jareth�s power surrounding him surging towards her. she could not happened. whoever had done this spell was powerful. anger building . he wanted to rip emian limb from limb and watch him die a slow agonizing death. the circle closed inwards towards the two fae who dared interfere with what they had worked so hard to attain." he warned. magic surrounded them as they vanished from the forest leaving behind a lot of very angry wolfen chapter 16 her heart raced with emotions of sorrow. one in particular caught his attention." genard about to lunge forward was suddenly held back by jareth�s hand. fear. not a time for vengeance or what ever is between the two of you. and himself safely to the castle. her wonder at his inaction ceased as she realized that he was trying to break the spell that bound her down to the slab of rock she was pinned down on. i see that your still alive." genard remained though he wanted so much to lung for the bastard that had destroyed the one that he loved. it was taking a lot more effort than he thought it would to free her. about to make the cut and mingle their blood damien was thrown from sarah as he felt the sting of power striking against his flesh." with that said he sliced at his arm with the blade his eyes flashing yellow from the metal�s sting." emian�s demeanor looked unshaken by genard�s words. as he did not reach out to grab her. if jareth had not appeared when he did damien her to him. "this is a rescue. and revulsion as comfort. jareth swiftly reached down sweeping her up within his arms. jareth cursed inwardly. sarah looked relieved to see jareth standing over her and was looking at him with question. clinged to the only being to ever bring her any form of shook with the sobs that raked her being.
"do you really. closing her eyes she shook her head. "i can�t live like this. "but you can�t guarantee that!" sitting on the edge of his bed he regarded her sternly. god forgive me for wanting that but i do. her eyes fell to her hands in her lap as she sat on her knees she tightened her clasped hands as they were already shaking. you don�t know what you�re saying. "yes. "what do you have me do then? just sit back and allow them to do as they please. pushing his anger aside he concentrated on trying to soothe her. "i would let no harm come to you sarah. "they�i want him dead. "those dreams are so vivid." he sat up to face her understanding in his eyes yet with a warning within his voice. invading my dreams. images flashing within her mind. he tried to rape me!" jareth pulled her to him clenching his eyes shut wishing that he could somehow erase her torment and her pain." sarah jerked away from his embrace sitting up from the bed. i will not live my life having to be connected to that bastard. let me show you then." her arms wrapped around herself as she shuddered from the memories of those dreams. feeling herself being lowered she clung to jareth with urgency not wanting him to let her go. "first thing in the morning i�m going to start teaching you how to use magic and how to control your powers. "no i just can�t take this any more." having him laying beside her holding her gave her some peace of mind as she continued to bury her head into his warm chest. tell them about the wolfen." sarah pulled herself away from jareth so that she could look within his eyes. sarah? have you ever taken a life? do you know what will happen after that is done?" sarah looked away from his eyes as she ran those questions through her mind. "you�re safe now." sarah pulled away. he�s constantly trying to get into my mind. "understand? no. "and what. as he rubbed her back she tried to pull herself together as the tears slowly started to dwindle away. finally after a long while of silence she found her voice. he�s always there haunting me." pulling her hands free from his she stood from the bed facing him as he looked to her with question. sarah i understand your want to�" sarah cut him off shaking her head." she looked up to him pleading in her eyes. they would pay for what they attempted to do to sarah. he would make them pay dearly. "he�he�" "shh�" lying down next to her he ran his hand soothingly over her back as she clung and buried her head in his chest. jareth you don�t understand! how can you? here. "sarah.within him at what had almost happened if she had not reached out to him when she did�he did not want to finish that thought. i know exactly what i am saying. . her eyes red from crying she looked to him with disbelief. i�m here. he could feel her tears soaking his shirt but did not care as he was swept up with emotions of his own. i�ll send a crystal to the fae courts requesting an audience with them. quickly he was at her side drawing her within his arms." before she knew exactly what she was doing she grabbed both of his hands. reorganize the hunters? have them hunt all wolfen and what will they do with me when all is done? " jareth took her hand in his holding them to his chest. i do.
" turning away she left him alone. the scene quickly changed to genard as he was speaking with a young beautiful woman with fiery red hair that fell about her shoulder in curls.screams echoed around them as wolfen ran from burning homes. he is the other half in which i�ve searched for all of my life. clinging to her in hopes that she would make the scary fae go away. "please genard. i love you but not in the way in which you desire. rage and hatred inflamed his eyes. some ran to their loved ones holding their headless bodies within their arms screaming out in agony as the anguish overwrought them completely. as he watched her leave. it was the beginning point to his creation of the hunters. we are bound by blood as i am in love with him. "genard it is too late. please understand this. the small town of wolfen was only populated with women and children as they ran for their lives. her children whimpered as they gathered helplessly around their mother. horror stricken with grief and rage. i�ve accepted my fate as wolfen i chose to be this. please understand. i�m his now and forever will be." . and fear. accept this. "alia he is poisoned you with his kind i know you love me what you�re feeling for him is lust not love. pain. emian has shown me a part of myself i never knew existed. the face of the man holding the sword quickly comes to focus his expression hardened as he stepped closer. her pale skin brought out by her lavender dress that hung low on her shoulders. genard took her hand in his as he led her to a secluded area so that he could be alone with her. fae on horseback galloped swinging swords and axes as they slaughtered the wolfen as they fled. they all acted differently to the scene." alia looked to him with sad and knowing eyes. "do not make this hard alia. i�m not that person. the child stunned from witnessing the act stood frozen his eyes locked on his mothers decapitated head." alia stepped back shaking her head. "alia my love. the hatred and coldness within his eyes as he cornered her back trapped between a burning house and his readied sword. a woman holding her child to her chest as she backed away from a fae that slowly came nearer. the child�s fate soon matching that of his mother as the fae took no compassion for a defenseless wolfen child. the men returned only to find the burning remains of their homes and the bodies of their loved ones scattered among the scorched ground. don�t do this." genard�s expression hardened as she crushed his heart with her words. with a swing of his sword her head fell to the ground her body soon following as she crumbled to the ground. a few took their own lives as they saw the remains of their family. if you ever loved me don�t do this. it is not too late to reverse the transformation. the men were not there as they had gone on a religious outing. pushing back a strand of her hair he cupped her face within his hand. "oh genard you will find your true love one day. the scene switched again to the future alia held her five children to her as she backed away from a man yielding a sword." alia�s expression was that of horror. goodbye you will always have a place within my heart. faces blank and emotionless even though within they were screaming out in horror. others just stood there. i promise to make this swift.
the scene filled with smoke as the scream of children filled their minds. "nor i you. the goblin king pulled him back insisting that this was only a rescue. it�s as if these powers of mine show themselves whenever i have need of them. that was something that he was just going to make sure he rectified." with a slice of his sword she was no more her head falling from her shoulder with a deafening thud. regretfully pulling away he willed his magic into being clothing them both in appropriate sleeping attire. taking her within his arms as he now finally understood her rage at genard. hand moving up to cup her cheek he smiled to her. his fist slammed hard into the wall in front of him. sarah broke herself from jareth�s arms suddenly feeling a bit confused on how she had done what she did. he knew their pain." her smile faded as she remembered her attack when she had returned to the underground. hatred and anger boiling." for the first time in what seemed a while to her she felt herself genuinely smile." jareth took her hands in his. i�ve always wondered if you had any help from that power when you were trying to solve my labyrinth. their pain. and the destruction." chapter 17 a loud clang filled the room as genard�s sword was flung to the floor. he knew sarah�s pain. "then we will face this without the court. the sound of his fist hitting wall and the feel of the skin on his fist breaking from the harsh contact did nothing to alleviate him." lowering his head to meet with hers his lips caressed against hers as he passionately kissed her. cold eyes glaring at the wall of his room he drew his hands into tight fists wanting to pound them into the goblin king�s face. he was so close to taking fully his revenge. throwing himself on to the bed he lied down allowing his eyes to close as he knew he needed his rest for he had much to do the next day and much to prepare for. jareth�s eyes shot open in horror and shock backing away from sarah stunned at the images that she had sent to his mind.stepping closer his eyes coldly met with hers. what they went through the horror. emian�s pack survived the cleansing of his hunters. sarah smiled at the simple blue nightgown she was now wearing her eyes hungrily . they were an abomination and needed to be destroyed. he had almost lost her and he needed the feel of her close to him but knew not to take things any further especially after what she had just been through. her fear of what could come if the court were to find out. "that seems so long ago now. "the woman that i once knew is already dead and you are her killer. "i have no idea how i did that. nothing. looking to sarah he approached her. i won�t allow a repeat of the past sarah. not one of the wolfen�s blood was on his sword and he wanted their blood. but no." sarah�s hand came up to hold his that was cupping her cheek. i won�t allow you to be faced with that fate. if he didn�t understand it before he certainly understood it now. so. i�m glad that i came back even if it means this. "i do not deserve you. "you�ve always had power sarah and somehow becoming wolfen has brought them to the surface. emian was there. the pain. how many more would they change to fit in their pack? they were like annoying weeds that keep growing no matter how many times you killed them.
"sarah not so soon after�" her fingers pressed to his lips silencing him." sarah backed off shaking her head as her anger rose." alia shook her head. i just thought since�" his words were cut off as she passionately kissed him on the lips." not really wanting to stop but knowing about what had almost happened not too long ago he pulled away from her teasing touches. hands drifting lightly over his bare muscled chest she found herself smiling mischievously as she looked up to meet his eyes with hers. "nice nightwear. removing her nightgown he kissed her tenderly on the lips his hands gently caressing her soft skin. take away the feel of his touch on my skin. returning her hungry gaze he guided her to his bed. i need you to take away the scent he left on me. "to tell you the truth i usually sleep in the nude. mountains slightly in the background with snow covered peeks. it was soothing. that is not what i mean. the sensation of someone caressing her scalp caused her to freeze." she kissed him with urgency. eyes shooting open she recognized alia immediately. no one she could see no one. "i will not give myself to damien nor will i allow him to bind me to him. she felt strange." a soft voice whispered. and a warm smile alia reached out touching sarah slightly on her cheek. soul mates are a rarity in itself. why are you here?" alia�s warm smile faded slightly. "as you already know you�re different from other wolfen but i do not have time to .taking in his bare chest and loosely fitting black pants. he would make her know only this moment and not allow her to think of the past as he concentrated on fully satisfying her need. i always wondered what you slept in. closing her eyes at the sensation she breathed in the fresh scented air enjoying the feel of safety it brought to her soul. where was she? sarah could feel the soft grass crunching beneath her feet as she slowly walked within the opened field of green. the wolfen are almost completely extinct and they need your help. she was touched by his want to protect her. long curly red hair." pulling her towards the bed he was surprised by the lustful gaze she cast upon him. i want your scent to cover me. "sarah. "no. she needed him. "i need your touch. jareth. "make love to me. complete. you belong with jareth as much as he belongs to you. wanted him to be closer so that she could feel safe." sarah�s anger subsided as she let alia continue. standing before her was the woman of her vision that she showed jareth. "sarah. the sensation stayed for a while calming her racing heart. her long dark brown hair flew about her as she turned within the wind trying to locate the voice that silently called her name. i only have so much time." her words and the feel of her so close drowned out any thoughts as he allowed his passion for her to take over. it was as if a parent trying to comfort their child. stretched out before her was and opened field of rolling hills. i want only you. pale skin. i would never want to break apart something so pure. "who�s there?" she urgently called out. "alia. as she looked about herself in slight confusion. make me forget about what almost happened. "you talk too much. mumbling against his lips she whispered. jareth.
jareth could not save her from what it was that she would have to do. could she do what alia wished for her to do and what was she trying to warn her about? chapter 18 morning had come too soon as she still lay awake. genard had formed the hunters out of his hate for the wolfen all because alia fell in love with someone else and became wolfen. eyes wide open she was troubled by her dream. it was wrong of them to bring you here the way they did and what they had first intended to do to you was a long ago forbidden ritual. he was a good wolfen who befriended many only to have his heart twisted by hate and revenge for the murder of his mate and five children. "they won�t listen to me. ." sarah frowned. but at least she would not have to face it alone. besides i�m not leader material. eyes quickly adjusting to the dark she saw that she was in jareth�s bed and lying on his bare chest his arms wrapped securely about her waist. all of those made to suffer. sarah turned looking desperately for alia�s form. sarah felt trapped into this with no escape. she had tried to reason with him but to no avail. head resting against jareth�s warm comforting chest. to face. sarah knew things." "sarah. to live without the fear of being hunted. you can show them just as you showed jareth what crimes were committed to our kind but first you must lead the wolfen away from the ways in which emian has led them. emian is going about this all wrong. then there was damien.explain why that you must find out on your own. i love him dearly but the man i loved has turned into a monster. the wolfen had a long history going back long before the fae ever came into being. "you are capable of more than you give yourself credit for. you need to have more faith in yourself. what was it that alia was trying to warn her about? there were so many different possibilities and not enough information to go on. i�m a newly made wolfen." sarah stepped towards alia taking her hand in hers. she had but one choice if she wanted to be free of him and that choice frightened her. jareth was her one saving grace. you need to take his place that is the only way the wolfen will ever be able to find peace. i�m afraid that he will only lead our kind into further extinction. things she could not explain how she knew them. they are lead by a leader who is consumed by vengeance and hatred. he was her anchor and her strength. he was so driven and twisted by his thirst for power and dominance that no amount of words would have mattered. but she did. to make things worse not only was she supposed to stop emian and his pack. after emian and damien are dealt with you are the perfect one to represent our kind to the fae courts. to make them change their ways." alia admonished. she was supposed to try and lead them. all of those slain. "be careful of what? alia�alia!" with a start sarah jerked awake from her sleep the dream heavily within her mind. she pitied him. emian was not always like the way he was now. that means that emian would die how can you ask this of me?" tears spilled from her dark green eyes as they silently streaked against her pale white cheeks. "alia they won�t agree to this and the only way that can be done is through their deaths. was she ready for this. "his fate has already been sealed. just because genard could not have the one in which he loved. be careful of�" her words were cut short as she disappeared.
" "good morning love. that�" jareth remained silent as he waited for her to go on. "you won�t go through this alone. it�s just�" "you don�t feel ready for such a responsibility. you have had your world turned upside down and still have managed to find love." she smiled weekly to him. he took her hand in his bringing her to sit beside him. that everything seems to be happening too fast. you have a strength of heart and of character that i�ve never seen matched. know this. faced dangers untold and hardships unnumbered. "bad dreams?" sarah sighed. first though. i will be beside you every step of the way. he could sense that she was awake and had been for quite some time. "for a while. "that is quite a list!" hands cupping her face he leaned forwards laying a soft butterfly kiss on her lips." jareth�s eyebrows rose at this. "jareth. that i was to lead the wolfen back from extinction." "exactly!" she breathed. you�ve solved my labyrinth." she held his hand to her face. "that i was to present the wolfen�s case to the court." sarah wanted to cry. "alia visited me. not a dream but�" jareth stirred as he started to rise forcing sarah to follow suit as he did so. show them as i did you what wrongs have been brought upon them. pulling her to him he held her tenderly in his arms. he turned on his heel as he brought his sword about aiming for the throat of his next imaginary target. "she told me that emian and his ways must be stopped. how was she different from other wolfen? she felt it and alia in her dream told her as much but how was she different? so many questions and not enough answers. his words had touched her deeply. "how long have you been awake?" her smile turned to that of a frown as she laid her head back on his chest. resting his back against the headrest of the bed. i would have to stop the wolfen from following emian and his ways. sword held outward.another question plagued her. sarah wondered if he had somehow read her mind or did he just know her too well. i believe in you sarah. opening his eyes he drew her closer to him as he could sense that something was troubling her. i don�t think that i would be able to get through this without you. it was greatly upsetting. i might be able to help." jareth studied her for a moment before replying. "tell me about it. "i know. and no matter what happens." the clearing was a perfect place for sparring as he drew his sword taking his fighting stance. i love you so much. genard imagined his opponent. she said that i would be able to make it so that the wolfen could live in public and no longer have to hide their existence. and i will love you always. "kind of�no not really. you will never go through anything alone. if there is anyone that can make a difference." he returned with a grin. was it what happened last night? turning to face jareth she smiled up to him with love. it was . i know for a fact that that person is you. "sarah." his hand tangled through her hair as he watched her closely. blocking an imaginary blow and countering it with one of his own. "good morning.
sheathing his sword he bowed to sarah in greeting." he could sense that she was trying to read his emotions witch told him that she was rapidly gaining control of her power. "not really. especially knowing his past as she did. "yes. he says that i�m a quick study. genard had only spoken with her a few times and that was at least a day ago. she started her way with genard she noted at her side. his scent was unmistakable." genard grinned at the weary look he could see clearly written on her face. not sure if he had heard her right. i just hope that he will listen to me and agree to change his ways. her eyes looking over him closely. he has brought back the old long ago forbidden ways of the wolfen. he will not be swayed by words. "i must try. but do you mean to try and reason with him?" she stopped." sarah�s jaw tightened. thank you. a forced smile in play. sarah watched as he battled an invisible enemy obviously practicing his skill. he smiled warmly to her as if he had not noticed her weariness. she still had much to learn. even before she reached the clearing she knew who she would find. he had murdered so many and she needed his help. "good day. the mere sight of him made the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end. he wishes to avoid bringing this up with the courts as of yet and something about assembling his goblin army to ready for an attack. he was not always the way that he is now. she had taken a break from the lessons in magic that jareth had been training her on. jareth says that he has spoken to you about our situation with the wolfen. "excuse me lady sarah. approaching her. sarah had caught to it quite quickly.difficult to practice without a visible opponent but genard was managing. "i wish that we did not have to but emian has left us with no other choice. finishing he came about sword swiftly moving up stopping in front of his face as if in salute. the betrayal of a friend and the loss of his mate and children have chilled and hardened his heart. haunting look crossed sarah�s face as she took in his words. she could not pick any kind of emotions from him as if he were blocking her. "i trust that your lessons with the king have gone well?" she really did not want to speak to genard. he sensed her approach but continued with his practice as he was coming to an end." genard�s brow rose at this. turning to face him. there was much for her to accomplish and she wondered for the millionth time if she would be able to do what alia had asked of her. to kill? the sound of something slicing through the air and labored breathing brought her towards one of the clearings within the garden. she still did not trust him. genard sighed. "yes i am. both sarah and jareth had discovered this as one of her little gifts of being wolfen. though she did not see it as she was facing away from him. amazing jareth with her ability to successfully learn how to call upon her powers. but now with the new knowledge she felt more confident. i hope that you are well?" sarah smiled though she felt weary of this fae. "you do not approve?" she asked with raised brow. a sad. "yes. could she really truly be able to take a life. this would definitely give him the opportunity to speak with her." his eyes glared daggers at her. he would pay for his crimes soon enough. how did she know? this wolfen was more powerful than he had first ." genard stopped in his tracks. i know emian.
" stepping away he cursed at himself for his moment of weakness. emian deserved his loss. she already knew that genard was the friend that she was referring to. emian stared out at the goblin king�s castle knowing that soon all that they had worked hard for would either come to a successful end or defeat. but you run the risk of your own death if she tries to free herself from your hold. just because she chose emian instead of him. her knowledge about his past disturbed him greatly. "as much as i am enjoying our conversation. a sense of dread for the coming events that were to come to play. knowing that genard had feelings for her. he had taken what was rightfully his. i can feel it. damien approached his father his eyes following his father�s line of sight towards the goblin king�s castle. "no!" he growled shrugging emian�s hand from his shoulder." emian placed his hand on his son�s shoulder. "when the king is dead she will be mine! after he is dead and if i still can not bind her to me then and only then will her life be forfeit. i�m afraid that there are some things in which i must prepare for. and once the goblin kings was out of the way there was no stopping him from making her his mate. . "sarah will have to fall with the goblin king and his kingdom. and betrayal. he might have to kill her sooner than he had planned. he is the one that betrayed him by making alia his mate. "that will not happen. they would soon force his hand and he had already sent the word out to his goblin army to organize and make themselves ready for a confrontation. sarah was now beyond their reach and he frowned at the knowledge that damien would lose his intended mate. he allowed some of his emotions to escape his mental barrier and knew that she had sensed it. that she would not be able to stop him.thought. "she is there. knew how he had murdered alia and her five children because of his denied love for her. something passed through the barrier that kept his emotions from her senses. inside the crystal he could see the wolfen gathering at the edge of the glendalian forest. how could she know about something that did not even occur within her own lifetime? indeed this wolfen was unlike any that he had ever come across and for the first time in his long life that frightened him. genard bowed slightly to her. she watched him go. the fae before her disgusted her but they needed him." he scoffed at his father�s words. he watched the scene within its depths. a frown creasing his brow. chapter 19 crystal in hand. many would die if she could not persuade emian to change his ways and it all depended on her. he knew that genard was instructing them on how to wound and kill the wolfen. the edge of the forest was filled with wolfen as they assembled themselves along the forest�s rim. a deep pain. now as he looked at his crystal. "very well. but she has been able to completely block me from her thoughts. we tried�" damien glared at his father. loss." emian sighed. it all started with the goblin kingdom and their success in defeating its king. it was only for a moment but in that moment she sensed anger." storming away he knew that she would be his.
sarah fidgeted with the shirt she wore as she made her way towards the throne room. will you�be my queen. was he about to ask her what she thought he was going to ask her? taking both of her hands in his he kissed each as he looked lovingly up to her eyes. it had been a long time since he had seen the carnage of war and he was not looking forward to this confrontation. "i love you. "what? what is it?" standing. "i take it you missed me!" she teased. they had discovered a strange type of bond. looking down at him she could see the strangest expression on his face. he just hoped that sarah would be able to reach them and sway emian from his plans. holding his hand out for her he waited for her hand pulling her to him once she grabbed hold. very much so. my betrothed?" her breath caught in her throat. he raised from his throne as he sensed sarah�s approach. biting her bottom lip she awaited his words her heart suddenly pounding a thousand beats per second. "yes! oh. they could both sense when the other was near." her eyes closed at the sensation as she moaned against his hot touches. the rational side of his mind knew though that that would not be. and each other�s emotions if they did not guard them from each other." . her eyes watering at the sound of his words. "sarah. ever since the incident with her calling out to him for help that night." she smiled down at him searching his eyes for what it was that he was wanting to ask. in a pair of figure fitting black pants with riding boots. at that instant time seemed to stand still as her eyes searched his. smiling she leaned against him sitting on his lap her hands wrapping about his neck.dropping the crystal from his gaze he leaned back in his throne.he looked intensely into her eyes. jareth i love you so much!" she threw herself within his arms kissing him with all the passion she held within her being for him. "there is something that i�ve wanted for so long to ask. it would take a lot for him to get use to. and a loose fitting red poet�s shirt that was tied at the waist with a thin black belt. i never want to be without you. thought. "oh yes. the words flowing from her lips without a second. "i want to spend the rest of my life with you. not unlike those that jareth would often wear. she was disappointed when he stopped and pulled away. "i was wondering when you would come?" he drawled. he moved her to sit within his throne kneeling down in front of her. her mental words projected into his mind as they kissed. you�ve just made me the happiest i�ve ever been!" they kissed passionately for what seemed not long enough both on the floor of the throne room in front of the throne. she had changed her clothes into something a lot more appropriate for the upcoming confrontation. i�ve been meaning to ask you something. he had seen many that had hungered for revenge and power. this bond was comforting to him. and few ever stopped unless they were met with their own death. yet at the same time a bit unsettling. and now seems as good a time as any. a smile edged at the corners of his lips as he saw her entering the throne room. holding her face within his hands . nibbling at the base of her neck he smiled against her skin and whispered huskily. she entered the throne room. allowing the crystal to disappear from his grasp.
emian looked out over the open field where they would have to traverse in order the reach the castle. his gray brow rose as he looked over his surroundings. there are other ways to bring back our kind from almost extinction. i�m scared. my place is with jareth but my place is also with the wolfen. suddenly something hit him with a force he had never before encountered. remember what i showed you. i�ve brought you here to speak with you about your plans. "it�s nauseating. she knew that that could not be. "i know not what you mean. "emian." closing her eyes she tried to push back that sensation not liking it in the slightest. "when will you be ready to try and contact emian?" sighing. no longer standing within the edge of the glendalian forest. we are your family now. but knew that it must be done or she would never be free. other than the fact that we wish that you would come to us. the figures streaking past her perception as she searched for the one in which she intended to communicate with. she was terrified of what it was she was about to do." "i can sense that they�ve gathered at the edge of the glendalian forest. concentrate on the task at hand." emian mocked that of innocence. he brushed back a strand of her dark soft hair. please. he helped her up from the floor with him. "i�ll be ready whenever everyone else is. she would not be able to live with herself if she did nothing when she knew that she had the power to do something. you must change your ways." sarah sighed. "i�d be worried if you weren�t. your ways will do nothing but guarantee our destruction. "i see that you have mastered some of your powers." he looked to her with earnest." she did as he instructed pushing the emotions of the wolfen�s pack from her senses. his vision blocked as a blinding light hit his eyes." truth be told. "sarah. they are thirsty for bloodshed.sarah never wanted their moment to end as they held each other but no matter how much she wished for it." . "yes i have. holding her hands in his. with their senses traversing the small part of the labyrinth to reach the castle would be easy for them as damien had done so easily enough. do not allow your senses to roam." "no. allowing themselves to enjoy each other�s presence for a few more moments sarah and jareth knew that they had to pull away. you belong with us as you are wolfen." she addressed him. jareth. blinking back against the harsh light he covered his eyes until the light dissipated and he could see. she approached him standing just far enough away from him so that he could not reach out to touch her. i am more than that. what he saw made him uneasy. there were matters that needed to be attended to and they would have plenty of time to be with one another after everything was done. the edge of the forest was shown clearly within her mind. he was now standing within the throne room of the goblin king�s castle and standing before him was sarah. i can almost taste their anger. she knew she could not run away from this or ignore it.
"then you leave me no choice." her eyes pleaded with his. watched as those that i loved were slaughtered. he hardly blamed emian for his hatred towards his kind. his eyes were cold and menacing all matching the tone of his voice. i�maybe if i said more?" he knew from the first time that she had told him. "i take it that he did not agree?" leaning back into jareth�s throne she looked to him with regret. and emian carries much. "are you alright?" closing her eyes he watched as her tears fell. it was wrong what happened to our kind. "how many more have to die because of the past?" her eyes bordered with tears. no one can show it to him. preparing to take back what is so rightfully ours. the underground belongs to us. i�" emian broke through her words as he suddenly closed the distance between them. "no! you hear me." sarah felt herself jerk out of the trance she had put herself in. and all because of what we are. jareth approached her with concern as he could feel her anguish. "no. there is a balance and what you intend will rip that balance apart. but that is the past and nothing can change that. "what�how?" anger raged through his being. "you know nothing of what you speak. please hear me. "you�re wrong! the wolfen had their time." emian staggered back. that her plan at trying to reason with emian would not work. that what you seek will do more harm than good. we are wolfen and when they discover what we are they would hunt us down and destroy us without a second�s thought. hatred is blinding and destructive. said enough." he answered narrowing his eyes at her." sarah wavered as she felt him fight against her mental intrusion.a cruel. i�m afraid that he will probably see the wrong in his actions only too late. "i do not think that would have made a difference. i have lived through the darkest of times. it is something that he must see himself. sensing that she was back. "how many will it take to satiate your hunger for power and revenge?" "not enough." she shook her head her eyes pleading with his. do you really think that it will be any different? our kind has remained hidden trying to build back the number of our kind that was lost." after all was done and if genard was still alive to see it. don�t you see. it is the wolfen that ruled the underground long before they were even in existence. jareth swore that he would make sure that the courts know of his treachery and . emian had pushed her out of his mind completely and was beyond her reach. but this will not bring them back. it is better to crush them before they can do any harm to us. indifferent laugh escaped his lips. grasping her harshly about her arms. i am sorry about alia and your five children. "no. from what she had shown him. the hunters are no more. begging that he would hear her out. sarah shook her head feeling as if she had not done enough. the tears fell freely as she returned. "dare you speak her name? i see that genard has taken his hold on you. he will not even try to listen to me.
shield her from the harsh realities of the world. though his magic could harm the wolfen. the trick of it was making it so that the king is too busy to interfere. as he knew what they were about to face. his bushy brows raised as his hand finally revealed an old. "i�m afraid that you are stuck with me for as long as i live. behind them jareth stood with hand placed coolly on the hilt of his sword that was strapped to his side. black case. but he be damned if he would stay behind while his one and only friend was walking into danger. if he were to go one on one with one of them. long. his mind though was mostly concentrated on the wolfen at jareth�s side. if only he could protect her from such things. where was that blasted thing? the atmosphere around the castle did nothing to help his shaken nerves. his eyes still locked with hers as he replied." chapter 20 hands fumbling through the mounds of junk that filled the closet floor. but due to what they were about to face he had limited options. he was not about to let her down again. armor clanked as they readied their assigned positions. goblins were not very bright but he knew that they were not helpless either. "if we are to stop them we must make our move before the moon is high. he failed in being able to go to her when she had called through the years before now. cold brown orbs stared mercilessly out over the goblin army before him. hundreds of various sized goblins stood in aligned formations. now. he wasn�t part of the king�s goblin army and he was no goblin. case in hand he made his way towards where he hoped to find sarah. "don�t. he would have to make his move to eliminate her during the chaos of the coming battle if he were to succeed in his plan. the junk that pounded to the ground with a loud thud at his feet was kicked out of the way as he continued his frantic search. and i promise i have a long life still ahead of me as do you. her soul. killing was not his preferred style. as he knew that time was running out. but caught himself before losing his balance." she had changed so much in only a few days and jareth was worried that this night would bring many more harsh changes to her being. hoggle cursed under his breath. thin." he brought her hand to his lips.that he answers for them. most armed with sword and axe they were well informed about what they were facing and just how to injure or kill their enemy. it was something that he acquired long ago in his days of collecting shiny objects and jewelry. he would need to be able to do more than harming his opponent. i�ll be all right as long as i have you. one way or the other. as they knew that battle was soon to be at hand. genard preferred the fae to fight beside. forcing herself not to dwell on the wrong of it all she pushed herself up from the throne her eyes locking with his. but he would have to settle with what he had. sarah reached out her hand grasping his as she knew his concerns for her in all this. tonight emian�s way will be put to an end. turning on his heel he almost tripped over the very items that he had displaced about the floor. their ability to cause chaos and mischief was in a league of their own. .
a small sheath was revealed underneath and she could feel an odd tingling sensation from the dagger and recognized it as a small amount of magic. fidgeting with a long thin black case in his hands. he pushed his way through the mass of some goblins as he approached them. not sure how to get sarah�s attention. hoggle�s gaze shifted nervously from sarah to jareth then back. and knew that it would probably be the only time that he would hear it. a bit uncomfortable about having the very fae that he loathed watching." he held out the case to her. sarah could sense the wolfen preparing for bloodshed. he would have to find out later when all was done. i can take care of myself. he was actually glad that hoggle had given it to her. it was a breathtaking piece that looked as if it was priceless. "hoggle?" she questioned as she knelt down so that she could speak to him at eye level. glancing towards jareth he returned her gaze as she mentally spoke to him. the king actually thanking him! this was definitely not like the king at all. but i will promise not to allow it to distract me during the chaos of this confrontation. the handle engraved with intricate designs of silver and gold lying on a red velvet interior. i can not promise that. there was definitely a protection spell woven into the craftsmanship of the small but deadly weapon. jareth thanked the dwarf. "don�t worry about me when all starts." his words sent a slight smile to her lips. ." looking to hoggle." hoggle almost fell over at this. "thank you hoggle. but emian was forcing her into this. whoever craft that took great lengths in the design but don�t depend on it�s protection wholly. quickening his pace as hoggle saw sarah beside the goblin king. she saw hoggle nervously shifting his weight from side to side. "hoggle. never in his life did he ever hear the goblin king thank anyone. which she took. "i�s come to give you this. it�s beautiful but�" "it will protect you. he stood behind her fumbling with the black case within his hands. she felt uneasy around him.sarah�s being was building with growing dread as she was about to be immersed in the midst of a battle. he would never forgive when jareth had forced him to give sarah that peach. i was told that it protects its wielder from harm. but as for not worrying about you. but for now. the memory of it still stung his soul. how hoggle had gotten a hold of something like that dagger he gave sarah was beyond him. "what you�re sensing from that is a protection spell. revealing a silver dagger. i don�t want you to be distracted and get yourself hurt because of me. she would make sure that she would not turn her back on him and could sense jareth�s own distrust of genard as well. she wished that there were something more that she could do. turning around. long black case in hand. his mental words sent to her relayed some of his thoughts." sarah was about to reply but was stopped when she felt a familiar presence behind her. she slowly opened it." "i would say the same to you love. the blood lust that emanated from their being. her jaw tightened as she looked towards genard. this was not unnoticed by the goblin king who was looking over at the exchange. as she lifted it from the casing.
there were so many wolfen advancing towards the labyrinth and the sight unnerved her. once out of the way.sarah smiled approvingly to jareth.� he mentally sent towards her. for there would still be quite a number that would not come back from this confrontation. they would do the very thing that was done to them. and that time would be soon. looking back at the goblin army with worry. followed by the attack that made her what she was. "are you all right?" she looked to him. she looked at it approvingly but grimaced at the knowledge that she would have to use it. knowing how much that had cost him to say. gray eyes hardening as he looked out over his pack. the hunger for blood was great as he swore to drain every ounce of the goblin kings life�s force. to fight beside his son and take revenge on the loss of his love. she squared her shoulders and readied herself for what ever may come. sarah was looking over jareth�s shoulder seeing what he was seeing and her heart clenched in her chest at the sight. as they exited the safety of the woods and were now crossing the opened field where he intended on intercepting the wolfen before they could cross the open fields and reach his kingdom. but they are capable of being quite lethal when necessary. genard would definitely pay for his treachery and soon all of the fae will feel the wolfen�s rage as they would take vengeance for what the hunters did to their kind. the scene where he had pinned her helplessly underneath him on that pillar of stone when he was about to rape her came to mind. the other still resting against the hilt of his sword. making her shiver from the brisk contact. her hand tightening against the hilt of her dagger as her . looking over to his son. her eyes filling with a pain that he wished he could take away. so close to starting what would regain them to power and glory. how much i want you. summoning his crystal in his free hand. hardening her resolve. �oh sarah. inside the crystal he could see the wolfen starting to make their way towards his castle. "damien. damien�s mental words were received loud and clear within her mind. this was how emian had always dreamed it. sarah shivered at the memory. i heard his thoughts. they emerged from the safety of the glendalian forest towards their intended destination. there would be no survivors. he�ll never let me go. emian looked to him with approval. "be ready. only this time. "they might not look like much. she mentally asked herself how could they possibly be a match for any of the wolfen? hearing her mental question he looked away from the crystal toward sarah. never in her life had she drawn blood except for that one moment when damien threatened her love and she knew that she would be able to do it again when the time comes. his children." "sarah�" his mental words were brought short as his crystal showed that it was time. he could sense her unease and mentally reached out to her. jareth peered into the crystal�s depths." sarah nodded in return. lacing the sheath to her belt on her side. sarah would be his for the taking." his words still did not make her feel any better.
is it revenge to seek justice for the wrongs plagued upon us for so long?" the pack nodded in agreement with damien�s words. her eyes scanned the large wolfen pack that were all too ready to pounce. but will if you continue with your plans. it is not too late to stop this before it has to start. as they are. revenge. he could see her hand resting against a small dagger. in a flash of brilliant light. "emian. the whole of the wolfen advance came to a complete stand still as a flash of light blinded them. is it not right to take back what the fae have stolen and kept for their own for so long. her eyes looking over the pack in hopes that she had gotten through to them. "right? sarah. but she knew nothing of what hardships and cruelty their kind have had to endure. there are more peaceful ways to make our kind known and accepted within the underground. the whole of the goblin army made ready with their weapons awaiting their king�s command. chapter 21 the clank of metal was heard as all drew their weapons. we do not wish to fight you. she could feel his anger and want. looking to one another in bewilderment. a cold chill ran down her spine. as she knew that they would not be swayed by words. making her sick with disgust. which he notice sculpted her firm lovely legs. she was beautiful. she might be powerful and wolfen. she had no idea what loyalties they bestowed towards their leader. with a growl damien�s eyes immediately came into contact with the goblin king�s before shifting towards his supposed to be mate. her words strong and clear so that all could hear. they were no longer in front of the castle beyond the goblin city but were now standing in an open field facing a mass of stunned wolfen. he looked towards his father who nodded in return. jareth grinned at the way her mental and verbal words caused doubt to ruffle through the wolfen gathered before them. jareth willed his power into being. his eyes watched as the crowd of wolfen stirred from her speech." she then addressed the rest of the pack with her mental and verbal plea. seeing that everyone was as ready as they were going to be. a loud growl and roar of rage erupted from the pack as . black figure fitting pants. they who slaughtered our kind.eyes focused forwards. both groups waiting for the other to make its move. at this. "please. looking away from him. she stepped forwards. looking towards jareth their eyes met and they both knew what was to come next. all it would take was a word from their leader who stood before his pack returning her gaze. sarah backed up slightly as her eyes came into contact with damien�s. dressed in a red blouse that accented her pale features. sly grin in play. his father. he could see though that emian would not listen and the pack would mindlessly follow him to hell and back if he asked it of them. do not let your leader�s thirst for revenge blind you to what is right. damien could see the pack waver at her words his eyes borrowing towards her." genard heard her words and wished that she would just shut up. very cleaver. she must have mentally spoke that to them as well. cleaver.
only when she was on him did she realize exactly who it was that she had lunged for. looking past those hands he saw their source. finding herself free. a loud clank was heard in return as claws met with metal. hitting the ground hard. genard hacked his way towards the very one in which he craved his vengeance. jareth drew his sword. his form was no where to be seen. ignoring those around him that were fighting and drawing blood. he held hands as they were reaching for his throat. he could smell their fear as well as sense it. his lips crushing against hers. "now" at his words the first line of goblins made ready as their gunners stepped forwards. this would be too easy. hand halfway transformed into a claw. pushing down on his sword he watched with great satisfaction as it looked as if emian was struggling to keep the sword from coming down on him. a surge went through her being as it lashed out at him. emian snapped the neck of a pudgy goblin. as she tried to seek him out in the chaos that surrounded her. . the only way for them to do any damage was going to be in one on one confrontation. throwing him successfully off of her. sword slicing through air in a downward swoop. it was none other than the one in which he craved for. his command heard by his subjects. finally his revenge would be complete. his eyes a gleam of yellow as his thirst for blood was great. that little magic trick he pulled to protect the wolfen had drained some of his strength.emian mentally called for them to start their attack. a loud cry from behind and he dodged the metal of the axe as it was impaled into the space where he only seconds ago occupied. the open field was a mass of goblins and wolfen melded together in the midst of battle. he could see emian in the midst of killing his next victim as he came up from behind. he leaned down. taken off guard by her own instinct to protect her lover she found herself suddenly underneath damien. senses in overdrive. low growl in play the very scent of her combined with the adrenaline of battle was intoxicating. throwing him back. a loud screech of terror escaped a few goblins as they were plowed down mercilessly by the wolfen. he severed flesh as he ripped out the thin goblin�s scrawny throat. so long he had waited for this moment. they continued forwards. she growled with anger as a great sense of protection for her love made her attack his would be attacker by pure instinct. damien made his way towards the goblin king ready to strike him down and take his prize. sarah as well as jareth and genard could sense the magic that shielded them from harm. she felt a presence lunging for her from behind and was quick to escape her attacker�s grasp. a loud crack was heard just before the drill of bullets was set free into the crowd of oncoming wolfen. her eyes looking for damien. a shimmer of green as the bullets were reflected away from them. hands pinned to her sides. a wolfen with dark red short hair and pale green eyes swung his sword towards her. she rolled up from the ground. before he could reach the king a body plowed into him. sword drawn. not at all fazed by the goblins weapon. making the wolf within ecstatic with blood lust.
stumbling back from the force of emian�s magic. before it could make contact he was pushed sideways. immediately pushing the wolfen off of him he lashed out in rage striking the wolfen�s shoulder.aiming specifically for her throat. emian lashed out with his power sending genard off of him. before she could think on it further. howls. to use with time to in an jareth�s expression was a cold mask of indifference as he blocked an oncoming claw from impaling him. hearing the metal slice through the air. as he hurled one of his crystal orbs at a group of wolfen. flinging him back as he fell to the ground. the wolf within was guiding her movements as she hit her attacker hard across his cheek. jareth released his sword from the wolfen�s stomach. mentally forcing his mental connection with her to weaken her will. jareth caught the wolf as it lunged forwards. blackish body dodging the wolfen�s claw. grunts. genard stumbled back. sword met quickly flesh impaling the wolfen behind him. his attention was drawn away as he sensed a powerful fae�s presence from behind. strong arms came around her pulling her back away from the others. slashing upward angle severing the creatures head from its injured form. the wolfen in return grabbed the sword wrenching it out from the hunters grasp. sword slicing through air. a malicious laughter escaped their lips before they moved to their next victim. kicking the wolfen off of him. the goblin king�s power hit him square in the chest. not sure how she had found the ability to do what she had just done. it�s claws digging into his shoulder�s but not enough to draw blood. he smiled devilishly at his wounded enemy. the wolfen fell forwards. he quickly regained his balance as he returned the favor. knocked to the ground he held the wolf at bay pushing against its form as emian�s bared teeth tried to snap at jareth�s exposed throat. jareth swung at his target killing him quickly without a second�s thought. sarah was inexperienced in the connection between them and he knew that she would not be prepared for this. pushing forward emian lashed out with his magic sending the goblin king stumbling back. the sound of bones cracking met his ears sending him quickly to his knees his eyes looking up into pale blue eyes alighted with rage. sending him falling unconsciously to the already blood tainted ground. and squeals met his ears as bodies of fighting wolfen and goblin surrounded him. no longer able to stand whirling around to lash out at the annoying goblin. he pulled her away from the others. sarah�s eyes were opened wide in wonder. the small body of the goblin rolled under his enemy. his dagger plunging upwards impaling the wolfen behind its knee. his breath feeling as if it had been knocked out of him. quickly. a sparkle of glee within his eyes as a fellow goblin plunged his axe into the wolfen�s neck severing it. he whirled around catching the blade. a growl hissing in his ear. his sword readied as he plunged it forwards towards emian�s chest. about to intercept genard. rolling to his feet he went forwards. he was caught off guard as she had dodged out of his way and grabbed his wrist twisting it cruelly in her grasp. gloved hand quickly blocked incoming teeth as he pushed down on . so that he would not have retaliate. body shifting to his wolf form as he went for the king�s throat. he was forced his sword as he slashed it into his would be attacker.
so this was the end then. as he heard the bones in emian�s jaws crackle from the strain. with satisfaction. it was out of hers. hoggle stumbled back. trembling hands holding his still aching jaw. sarah groaned at the harsh pain that erupted from what felt like her whole body. flinging himself away from the goblin king he transformed back into his original form. a moment was all he needed as he was on top of her his hands greedily seeking out her skin ripping at her shirt. amused by the dwarf�s display. he felt himself knocked forwards as he was hit from behind. eyes a blaze with anger. with a smirk on his pale lips he edged forewords sword in the ready. it didn�t seem that bad.the wolf�s lower jaw preventing it from closing its mouth on his hand. she felt almost helpless. he felt the ground at his back. it was his right. she . �jareth. lips brushing against the back of her ear he whispered.� escaping her clenched lids. the sound of it ripping filling him with maddening desire�s. he rewarded the dwarf with a long slash to his chest. his chest burning from the impact. seeing the goblin king fighting emian a new feeling of rage ran through him. "you thought that you could deny me my pleasure of you. about to take his pleasure he was suddenly hit from the side a small form clinging to his side as the dwarf tried to push him away from sarah. chapter 22 sarah cried out in horror as she watched her friend fall back to the ground. he had snapped the damned creature�s neck and then severed it with a dagger that lay imbedded in the soil at his side. what was she to do? where were these powers of hers? concentrating she reached within. bleeding from the wound that damien had given him. i will take you here and now. the sting of his fist hitting her in the back disorienting her for a moment. she screamed out in disgust as his tongue traced shiver of dread creeping through her being. the blood of the wolfen that interfered in his vengeance drenching the front of his black shirt. the smell of her skin combined with the blood that tainted the air exciting him beyond measure. once our blood is mingled you will be mine and there is nothing that you can do about it. searching for the wolf to help her escape this fate. genard slashed forwards successfully slicing into the emian�s back. his mind was still pressing taking so much to keep his mind she mentally called tears damien smiled at the sense of her fear. he was supposed to kill emian. emian knocked back and now back in his original form. eyes shimmering with rage. leaning down he licked the back of her neck reveling in the feel of her trembling from underneath." she shivered with dread at his words the sound of her blouse ripping further meeting her ears. genard snarled in rage as he retrieved his sword. head on her power only succeeding in causing her more against hers seeking to control her will. along the back of her neck a dizzy with haze she tried to call pain. a yelp from the wolf met his ears. the sky meeting his eyes. as she found herself flung to the ground. the pain was only for a second as his body started to feel numb from his own blood loss.
his eyes locked on the scene as hoggle was knocked down with a fatal injury and sarah had just shifted to her wolf form. �my god. she found herself looking into those gray eyes of his as he reached out for her. the gleam of silver met his eyes as he watched her hovering over him. her lips and the front of her shirt tainted with blood. his sword hissed through the air slicing at the pack leader�s throat. and by the very one in which he created. his blood tainting her lips and mouth. the horror of his life taking its hold. the dagger dropped from her suddenly numb hands as she stared unbelievingly at what she had done. the goblins were taking a bad beating as were the wolfen. he willed himself to her. she felt her body jerk with disgust and the maddening horror of what she had done. as if there ever is a winner when it comes to events such as these. her body shifted once again returning to her human form. genard slumped to his knees. he started forwards but was stopped by what he witnessed. emian�s eyes immediately met with his son�s decapitated body. his father was right after all. a heart clenching pain shot through his being as his constant link to his son was suddenly gone. finish his suffering and to sever that connection that had haunted her for too long. damien fell back with a gurgle as his throat was being gnawed upon. a familiar presence was sensed. he had no strength to flee. jareth could plainly see that there would be no winner in this. as she knew that jareth was now behind her. pulling her hands suddenly away she saw and could smell the blood that tainted them. pulling back. . jareth had successfully cut down half a dozen wolfen that had tried to kill him.lashed out at damien. looking down at what she had done. teeth sank into flesh as she gnawed at his throat. taking emian�s moment of distraction. her body shifting to her wolf form. his hand placed on her shoulder. the butcher who had once been his best friend. shakily she rose to her feet. it pierced through the skin severing his head from his body. her hands shakily came up to cover her slightly opened lips. damien was no more. looking downwards he saw the source of that blood the gash at his back tainting the ground beneath him with a familiar dark liquid. what have i done?� came to mind. a smile spreading across his face as a maddening laughter escaped his lip. no strength to even move as his hand dropped heavily to the now blood drenched ground. a pain shot through his heart as he watched her kill damien knowing the anguish she was feeling inside from the act. the hunter. eyes still locked on the dead body of the one that had tormented and threatened her. turning on his heels. hearing her cry. he had lost count after the third one. the realization that he was about to met his end. forming crystal in hand. an ache hit his senses as a familiar voice met his mind. unsheathing the dagger at her side. the deed done. it�s metal now pressed against his torn skin she leaned into the weapon bringing its blade through his throat and neck severing his head in one clean plunge. tears escaping her lids. emian looked to his attacker watching as genard. his mismatched eyes frantically searched for her. she lowered the dagger towards his throat. memories of the past flashing to memory. now standing over him with bloodied sword. she held it within her hands knowing that she needed to finish what she started.
nothing but saving his life was in her full concentration. darkness shifting to that of light as he blinked in confusion as the sky once again met his gaze. "oh god. jareth pulled his stunned eyes away from the spectacle that had occurred with the fighting goblins and wolfen. her hands tingled from the effort. dirt and grass flying up creating a wall between both parties. concern creasing his brow as he knew what she was trying to do. she looked down to hoggle. the ground shaking with the energy�s intensity. a soft glow grew from her hands enveloping hoggle�s now unconscious form. intensified tears escaped her eyes as she saw her friend�s crumbled and bleeding body. the loud roars of battle no longer present. the coldness strangely shifted to that of warmth as he breathed in the stagnant air. a moan met her ears bringing her out of her shock. �please let this work. freeing herself form jareth�s gentle hold. the rage. . seeing his eyes opening and him looking up to the sky with a strange expression renewed some of her strength as she broke away from jareth. no! hang on hoggle. blinking back from the pain that erupted from her exhausted body she looked warily to hoggle. she swiftly came to hoggle�s side. not caring about what she had just done. holding hoggle�s head in her lap her senses picked up the destruction around her. pain no more as he felt as if a thousand fingers were wiggling across his chest." escaped his lips as he knew of nothing else that he could say. the anguish. she felt herself falling back. she felt the sudden weight of everything. "stop!" a thunder echoed throughout the open field as a surge of energy lashed out at everything. something was building inside her as she screamed out. the battle still waged on behind them. fearful to move or even breath.pulling her to him he covered her hands with his. all had suddenly stopped as they were flung away from each other. the wall fell. a warm sensation suddenly enveloping her hands as she pressed them urgently against his wound. slumping. quickly removing his gloves. the roar of battle blaring in the background. she laughed with glee as she had saved her friend. so many dead�for what? a pain more than she was able to bear overwrought her being. so many dying. willing his magic to being as he cleaned her bloodied form. she could hear his heart slowing. she fumbled forwards. jareth catching her before she could hit the ground. the effort drained him but not fully." jareth frowned at the sight. "work damn it!" she breathed. desperation within her voice." she mentally pleaded as she willed her power to her hands. settling as all stood motionless. sensing her struggle for power. he willed his power into her being as she was dangerously close to killing herself with the effort that she had just administered. hugging hoggle. "it�s done. but there was nothing that he could do to undo the damage that had been done. please i need you. don�t you leave me." came out in a desperate horse whisper. "hoggle. he looked back towards sarah. her hands pressing against his wound. all standing as if in wait for permission to move. and the chaos.
hoggle frowned a bit embarrassed by her hugging him like he had died and come back to life or something, "err�sarah, why you all huggin me like there�s no tomorrow? what happened?" memory coming to surface he freed himself from her arms as his hands quickly went up to his chest feeling for the gash he knew would be there. to his surprise he found no such thing. opened mouth he looked to sarah with bewilderment her merry eye�s meting with his. "you�re alive!" she exclaimed with glee hugging him once more. realization dawned on him, as he knew that she had somehow healed him. he was even more confused when he saw the wolfen and goblins standing separate from each other no longer fighting. sarah looked to jareth, "send the goblins back to the goblin city." with renewed strength she continued, "leave the wolfen to me. i will deal with them as i am now their leader." summoning his crystal, he did as she requested knowing that there was no arguing with her. she was becoming something more than he had ever imagined her to be. sarah was wolfen but she was also something more, she was a part of the underground. willing his power, the goblin king and the goblin army disappeared from the field. slowly, she walked towards the pack, her eyes scanning them closely as if to dare them to defy her. standing before them, her words sounded within their minds and their ears, "emian and his ways are done. his son is dead and i claim the right to govern this pack. go back to your dwellings within the glendalian forest and await for my council. anyone care to challenge my claim?" all bowed to her, backing away in respect just before shifting into their wolf forms and disappearing within the glendalian forest. she watched them as they disappeared from sight, her senses able to pick up their loyalty to their new leader. turning, she was surprised that she did not sense jareth standing there watching. sarah slumped, feeling the weight of using so much of her power. she smiled as once again jareth�s strong arms wrapped about her, but her smile suddenly dropped as she saw the bodies of the dead sprawled out across the ground. burring her head into his chest she wept. he held her to him, stroking her long dark brown hair as he tried to comfort her as best as he could. softly he spoke to her, "all is done. you�ve stopped the wolfen from trying to take over the underground and destroying the fae." her grasp of him tightened, as she knew that his words were only partially true, "no, it is only the beginning." chapter 23 still on his knees, he felt the air about him shimmering with magic and now found himself back where he started. he was in front of the goblin king�s castle, a scowl crossing his features. genard had been so distracted on his mission to kill emian that he missed the opportunity to kill sarah. there were still too many wolfen left over by the attack, brining him to the decision that he would have to create more hunters and finish it himself. first though he had to deal with a particular wolfen named sarah, but how? an idea
coming to mind, he raised himself to his feet to start the plan that was forming within his mind. still holding her in comfort, he transported them back to his bedchambers, knowing that she needed to rest. her use of her power and the weight of her actions had drained her greatly. laying her down gently on the bed, he stroked a strand of her dark hair out of her face as he kneeled down beside the bed. she looked to the ceiling, tears streaming down her cheeks. sarah could not believe what had happened, all that she had done. the look within damien�s eyes as he lay before her dying, played over and over within her mind. jareth was right when he spoke of the consequences that came with taking a life. she felt as if a part of her soul had been ripped away, destroyed by her own actions. leaning forwards, he kissed her tear stained cheek, "sarah, don�t. you did what you had to do. there is no wrong in any of your actions of today." clenching her eyes shut, she held her hands to her face, "i killed him. i�tore his throat out with my own teeth. i�m a monster!" immediately, he pulled her hands away from her face forcing her to look at him, "no sarah, you are no monster. never think that! he was a sadistic bastard that haunted and tormented you. he is the one to blame not you." she looked away, that memory of killing still edged deep within her soul, "i need to be alone. please, i just need to be alone right now." with a frown he obeyed her wishes, backing away from her as he watched her curl up into a fetal position holding her knees to her chest and looking away from him. it pained him to see her like this, but he knew that she just needed some time alone to gather her thoughts. so much had happened in such a short amount of time and he wished that there was some way that he could wash them away. he could make her forget but that would have been wrong of him. bowing his head he forced himself to leave though he wanted so much to stay, so much to comfort her. sensing that he was gone, she broke down into tears once again, her eyes stinging from the constant crying. she felt so tired and could barely keep her eyes open. blank blackness met her vision as she was no longer strong enough to keep her eyes open. the black blanket over her eyes was a comfort to her, as she knew that she was asleep. sarah felt warm and safe, a soft light starting to grow about her. she paid it no mind, as she lay back and relaxed. a brilliant sky of blue met her gaze, as she found herself laying in a grassy meadow, a soft breeze playing with the strands of her long dark brown hair. the fresh scent of the grass and wildflowers sent a feeling of quiet tranquility through her being. the weight of her actions no longer bothering her. the soft caress of her cheek caused her to sit up with a start her eyes scanning the area around her. it was almost identical to the dream she had when alia had visited her, her surrounding�s matching that certain dream. in the far distance of the rolling hills of green she could see mountains, some with snow covered peeks. "sarah," the soft voice called. turning quickly sarah came to her feet as she saw alia standing behind her, "alia?
why�why are you here?" alia smiled sweetly her red hair swaying with the gentle breeze, "to thank you." sarah�s brows furrowed in bewilderment, "but�" a familiar form appeared beside alia, his gray hair and brows now black as night, his gray eyes sparkling with warmth and a slight hint of regret. emian smiled warmly, he looked so much like damien that sarah choked out a sob of regret, anguish written on her face. he held up his hand, his words calming her clenching heart, "do not pain yourself with guilt, that burden should be bestowed upon me. i am sorry that you were forced into this, as i am sorry for a lot of things." numbly, sarah fell to her knees, tears once again streaking down her cheeks, "but i killed your son." alia was at her side hugging her in comfort, "no, don�t! jareth was right, you did what you had to do. to do any less would have been wrong of you. damien brought his death upon himself by his actions towards you." emian kneeled down in front of sarah, regret now fully within his eyes, "i do not blame you for his death. it is i who sowed the hate and thirst for power within his heart. by my own making he had become as twisted as me. he is free sarah, as am i." sarah wiped away her tears, looking up to emian, "i don�t think that i will ever be free of this guilt for killing him. so many were lost�" alia stroked sarah�s hair causing her to look her way, "as is normal, but don�t allow that guilt to destroy you. i will not lie to you, this has left its scar on you and will never go away. right now you have a fate to fulfill. there is much work needed to do to repair the damage of several lifetimes of hate. it will not be easy, but you are the one to bring our kind back from the darkness. sarah, you are the light that we need to lead the way." alia�s words brought her some comfort, "i still have to address the courts and show them what had happened." emian nodded in agreement, "yes, but there is so much more. we can not tell you your future for it is not written in stone." "you need to wake up now. remember genard, he will not let this lie as his heart is tainted with hate and revenge. he will not rest until all wolfen are dead. wake up sarah! wake up!" alia�s words echoed within her mind the vision of the dream no longer there. confused, yet comforted from her dream, she blinked opened her eyes only to find a long sword coming down at her. rolling from the bed with a cry, she fell to the floor falling over her own feet as she struggled to rise. genard quickly rounded to the other side of the bed, knowing that he needed to strike her down before she could regain her senses. hand gripping tightly about the hilt of his sword, he chased her retreating form. he sat on his throne, the creases of worry crossing his brow. jareth knew that sarah�s kind and caring nature would make it difficult for her to recover from what had been done. she had taken a life, which he knew to be one of the most difficult burdens to bare.
i will not allow him another chance to do so. he could taste his own blood on his lips as he laughed at the goblin king towering over him. pain raking his face." her hand caressed against his cheek. "think of that on your way to hell!" sarah pushed herself from the wall seeing that jareth was about to finish genard off. genard grinned evilly towards the king. his eyes fiercely glued on the fae that dare try to harm the very person whom he loved. but you will not be around to see it. with skill of years.concerned for her well being. there�s been enough killing. he had wanted for so long to take out his true feelings towards the goblin king. quickly jareth countered genard�s intended blow blocking his sword from slicing at his knee. pulling herself up off the floor sarah leaned against the wall as she watched jareth lash out his power. he knocked genard away from her. he spun out from jareth�s blade slashing his sword in a sweeping motion. jareth�s heart dropped as soon as he felt and heard sarah�s cry. please no more. "you think that you�ve won�that i will be the last. hands grasping at the blade that now was imbedded into his middle. the look she saw within his eyes startled her. coughing. falling to the cold gray floor. he dodged another hit from jareth slicing his sword towards his exposed knee. "he tried to kill you. "yes. he readied to plunge it down to finish his death. metal clanked against metal as swords collided." looking to genard�s bloodied form she looked to him with pity. now he would have to kill the goblin king before he could reach the wolfen. quickly. sting of metal slicing against him." his eyes harshly met with hers. he coldly looked to his injured and almost dying form." standing over genard. sword clenched in his hands as he watched a very angry goblin king stalking towards him." lifting his sword. the sting of pain raked through his arm as he felt the crude metal slice into his shoulder. in an instant he was within his chambers. lashing out. causing genard to stumble back. she was at his side holding back the plunge of his sword. "no! jareth. gloved fist slammed hard into exposed cheek. dodging genard�s sword he avoided being impaled as jareth sliced his sword towards his assailant�s middle. "allow the courts to judge him. the sword ripping at his midsection caused him to fall forward. he cursed himself for not being close enough. wielding his sword into being he did not hesitate as he brought it down onto genard�s form. he convinced himself not to allow her to be alone any longer. genard was greatly satisfied as he felt his sword cut through flesh and made for the king�s middle as he thrust forwards. calmness within her voice. she had never seen such anger in those mismatched eyes of his and knew that genard would not live for long. you will pay for the pain and harm that you have caused. a grim smirk on his lips." . jareth looked to him with pure rage. rolling from the floor genard was quickly to his feet. "in the end. genard toppled over.
kissing her forehead he looked to the wall as he held her tightly to him. taking sarah in his arms. "well." sarah sighed. you would think that the knowledge that he will not be around any longer to cause me or the wolfen any harm would bring me some comfort. as she admired the beautiful marbled walls. the wedding ceremony that will be held in a few days will only be for show. looks could be quite deceiving in this world. slipping into unconsciousness. "i�m as ready as i�ll ever be. he willed a crystal into being as he sent genard to the dungeons. pulling her back he kissed her deeply in return. no longer sensing her anguish. lowering his sword." "sarah. a mischievous smile spreading across her lips. "the court will soon be ready. are you ready?" concerned creased his brow. he does not deserve your pity. "i love you too. not able to make a remark as he was racked with the pain of his wound. once those doors opened she would make her appearance before the court and show them a long forgotten past. "i will allow no one to harm you. "i know. her soft blue eyes stared at the two large ornate doors in front of them. his sentence though will probably be altered once you reveal the deeds of his past. wearing a long flowing gown of soft blue." relief enveloped his being as he saw a renewed light within her eyes. sarah stood hands clasped in front of her. this would reveal . he kissed the back of her hand. he cursed the wolfen before him swearing that he would finish what he started one way or the other. leaning down his lips met with hers kissing her with passion and love. jareth looked menacing and powerful but she was not fooled by his appearance. when exactly did i become your queen? we haven�t exactly been married yet. her reverie was brought to an end as she sensed jareth appearing at her side. sarah smiled in return. in the ways of the fae when two agree to be with each other for eternity and consummate their love they are already wed.genard scoffed at her pity." pulling away she looked up her eyes searching for his." he grinned at her words." she leaned forward kissing him lightly on the lips. he was dressed in black and red." she smiled against his chest." resting her head on his shoulder. not wanting to break from their kiss he mentally added. so that i can announce to all our joining. "so. "he has been sentenced to exile for trying to murder my queen. did they take a ruling on what is to become of genard?" taking her hand in his. the very same clothes that he had worn that day that he had sang to her in the escher room when she was trying to get to toby. you are sometimes too caring. pulling away his eyes looked to her with nothing but love. "i love you." epilogue the halls of the large castle sparkled from the daylight that came in through the large tall windows that aligned the walls. as genard�s body vanished from the room he made his sword vanish. "i know. healing his wounds enough so that he would live to see his judgment.
the hard part was working past the decades of hate that had been edged into the wolfen society. looking to him she smiled. the end . she would of course watch and govern over all that they did as they made their new home within the goblin city. with jareth by her side." standing by her side jareth and sarah both started towards the now opened doors. the wolfen would soon be new members of the goblin king and queen�s kingdom. she felt confident that all would work out well. not that she minded.the existence of the wolfen and hopefully they will finally be able to walk amongst the inhabitants of the underground. she had already met with her pack. doors closed. she grinned at the thought of being a queen. assigning them a leader who would uphold the new and peaceful ways of the wolfen. it would take time. they will be finally recognized as part of underground society. a loud boom echoing throughout the halls. the large doors started to open making sarah pull away from the comforting embrace of her lover. the sun had shown brightly down upon the underground. without the fear of being hunted down for what they are. "i�m ready. with the blessing of the court. walking into the light of the room ready for what ever may come. that in itself would be a lot to get used to. as the beginning of healing of a long forgotten past would finally come to pass. but she could sense their want and need for change.
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