So I have a lovesick elf, another elf who wants to rip my guts out (literally) and I'm stuck trying to help the both of them. I want to help Guenevere come out and confess her love to Lunadin but also help Lunadin get out her rage and anger that's built up over the last five years because of me. And I didn't blame her.
Guenevere claims she'll hold Lunadin back and prevent her from killing me but something tells me I will most likely be dead by the end of the day. So if anything I needed to make sure this couple that's meant to be will happen. That last good deed I do before I die. Even if it meant helping my killer find her happiness. I always wanted to make people happy... Just never thought it would be this ironic.
So I fell asleep in the chair. I hadn't had a good sleep like that in a long time. And I dreamed of Amlugion. I was in the woods where he dropped me off the day before and I looked up as he flew down gracefully from the sky. He stared at me with his big yellow eyes. In my dream he actually spoke to me instead of thinking his words. His voice boomed but it wasn't scary or loud. It was God like and reassuring. "You're in a bit of trouble," he said.
"Of course this would happen as soon I asked you to leave," I said back, "And I don't know if I will see the end of the day when I wake up so I just want to tell you that even though you've only been my dragon for about 12 hours, you've already been a great companion and one of the best friends I could ever ask for. Thank you."
"I will be there for you whenever you need me. Just think it and I will hear you," he said.
I know this was just imagination making him say this in order to make me feel better but I liked it. "I will Amlugion," I said, "I will."
I walked up to him and hugged his snout. "I love you," I said.
He made a little sound of comfort in response. I then woke up and saw Guenevere standing over me. "It's time," she said.
I looked around. "Where's Lunadin?" I asked.
"She went on ahead. Warming up most likely."
I took a deep breath and nodded. "Alright. I'm ready," I said.
Guenevere lifted me up and led me out of their little home in the woods. I looked back and watched it disappear as the forest ate it. Fear had struck me again, along with the guilt for what I did to Lunadin. It's probably because of me she has anger issues. I wouldn't be surprised. But I still had some unfinished business. "So why didn't you tell her last night?" I spoke up.
Guenevere turned to look at me as we walked. I stopped in my tracks and the rope she had made into a leash on my hands made her stop. "Why didn't you tell her you loved her last night?" I asked again.
"I shouldn't have even told you," Guenevere said, "I don't know even know why I did. But that is none of your business. So leave it be and move on."
"You made it my business!" I said, "And if you didn't want it to be my business you should have worked a little harder to hide it!"
Guenevere ignored me and pulled the rope once more, yanking me forward. I walked but slowly. "Guenevere! I don't care what you say, Lunadin WILL kill me today. Once all those feelings are unleashed, there will be no holding back. I am determined to bring you two together before I die. Don't think I won't."
Guenevere stopped and turned to face me. "Fine," she said as she pulled out a rag.
She approached me with it. "Any last words?" she said.
I stared at her in the eyes and simply said, "Every moment that passes by without her knowing, you're going to regret."
We stood there for a moment and she finally gagged me. Pulling the rope and dragging me to wherever this event would take place. And then there was a clearing where Lunadin stood, waiting for my arrival. I could feel the hate as she stared me down with her one good eye. She seemed relaxed and calm but I could tell there was anger behind a wall that was about to crumble. I just hoped it would be quick.
"Well here she is," Guenevere said taking the rope leash off me and pushing me toward the Wizard, "She's all yours."
"Why is she gagged?" Lunadin asked, "I want to hear her scream..."
She shot a blast a magic towards me, slashing the rag off my face and cutting my cheek. I yelled in pain. But prepared myself for worse. This was only the beginning. But Lunadin had to know...
It was hard but I managed to get myself back up with my hands tied. "Lunadin, there's something you need to know!" I yelled.
But she ignored me and shot another blast of magic towards me, knocking me to ground. My breath left me and I gasped for air. Only to kicked in the stomach once more. I could barely breath. I moved my head up to see Guenevere staring down at me. She looked sad. Why was she sad? I thought she would be happy to see this. I just regret not being able to see them come together. I know Lunadin would love her back. I then felt myself being lifted up by a magical force, strangling my neck as Lunadin made it grasp tighter and tighter by the simple closing of her hand. She dropped me and I lied there defenseless and barely breathing. "YOU DID THIS TO ME!" she said and kicked the back of my head.
I almost blacked out but managed to stay conscious. Lunadin squatted down and grabbed the back of my head like a ball, making me sit up. She turned my head towards her and she whispered, "What do you have to say for yourself?"
I took the biggest breath I could possibly take and said, "She loves you..."
Lunadin remained angry and slapped my face where the cut was. It stung but I didn't flinch. I couldn't. I could barely speak let alone move. "You're full of shit!" she exclaimed.
"No... Guenevere... She loves you..."
I said I was going to make these two a couple before I was done and I always follow through on my word. Always...
Lunadin slammed me back on the ground and stood back up. She formed a ball of magic in her hand and held it up, ready to slam it into my face. This was going to crush in my skull and kill me. At least the pain would be over. And I got to say what I wanted to say. "STOP!"
I moved my head slightly to see Guenevere running to Lunadin, pulling back her arm and the magic flew somewhere else. Hitting a branch and slicing right through it with no struggle. As the branch fell to the ground, I imagined that being my skull and was suddenly thankful it wasn't. But I was near death. Come on you two! Get together already before I die! That's all I ask for is seeing a happy memory before I pass on. Lunadin shoved Guenevere off her and turned to face her, leaving me on the ground like a helpless vegetable. "Why Guenevere?" Lunadin asked, "Why does she deserve to live?"
"Because I'm not going to let her last words be something I should be telling you," the Hunter said.
My eyes widened. Or at least I think they widened. I painfully shifted to watch the couple. Lunadin's face had turned to shock and Guenevere looked at her in awe. "She's right," Guenevere said with a little laugh, "I love you..."
I smiled, although it hurt to do so. But the pain was worth it. Lunadin though still looked shocked. I couldn't tell if she was shocked because Guenevere had the same feelings for her or if she was trying to find a way to tell her she didn't feel that way. I'm blacking out here. Just tell one or the other already! "Guenevere," the Wizard said, "I- I don't know what to say..."
Guenevere smiled and leaned in to Lunadin as both of them closed their eyes and then their lips met. They both relaxed as the world around them faded away and there was no one but them. I knew that feeling. It was one of the most magical feelings in the world. I didn't exist right now and I didn't care. I did what I said I was going to do and now I could die happy. I closed my eyes. The sounds of the forest faded away and the world blacked out.
I'm sorry you won't see me next month mother but I'm glad I got to see you one last time before this. Lottie, I haven't seen you in five years but you helped make this journey possible. I couldn't thank you enough. Esteldir... My dear Esteldir... You gave me the chance to feel that these two are feeling right now and even though things didn't work out for us, I'm glad to still call you friend. Amlugion, I call to you now but I doubt you can hear me. I love you and you gave me some of the best companionship I ever had. And to all the people I've met along the way- Astrid, Khamylle, Casey, Godknocker- I have gained nothing but good stories and memories from all of you. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.
And with this final thought, I thank the world for my chance at life and being able to live my dream. I believe I did what I was meant to do and must I say that damn! I did a good job.
It was a great run... I love you all...