I trotted swiftly into the land ruled by the unicorn faes, once, Ceelena, and now, Hidden Illusion, the first queen's daughter. I had stopped along the way home for this, that my wish would come true, and I could lead back home twins in the coming months. Desert Sun deserved twins. He should have so many more in his herd, in his land. Yet we had waited till now to show our love. So, I came to Illusion, that I may offer him still more. Would that I could give him the world, and I would...
Still, the twins weren't just for him, for I longed for two young ones running through Carrick Cliff. They would be able to be friends, something that I knew many missed from the days of their youth. I wanted it too, for myself, in a small part. Twins would be such a wonderful joy in my life, two young ones, mine and Desert Sun's. Yes there was a risk to it, but what in life didn't have such risks?
"Illusion?" I called, my light head turning to and fro, looking around for her.
The head lifted, the harks twisted as the musical lyrics reached them. Finally, a reason to live again. Most wishes were to heal something, to change someone past. But this wish, the simple wish from his more then worthy fae was one of the most joyus things she had ever done. Even though she had something to tell the fae, something that would break her precious heart.
"Ultimus," she greeted, approaching the fae with ease and not bothering with her mothers old tricks. For something like twins, it was not needed.
I smiled as she approached, my light head nodding in a small bow to her, my pure black, stiff tail flickering a bit from one side to another, brushing off a few stray flies. "Hello, Illusion. Thank you for coming," said I, my ebony eyes looking at her hopefully, thoughts straying once more to my king, Desert Sun. How happy he would be, to see two young foals running through the beautiful waters of the mountain, romping in the soft, sweet grasses...
I knew she had found what I wished for, for the unicorn fae was able to read minds as she pleased, knowing one's thoughts before they said a word.
Pallid feautes twisted into the perfect smile, the movement coming easily to the young, kind fae. "The pleasure is all mine," she said softly, green orbs running along the length of the black mares bodice. "I see you come for foals, but you need not to have come," she chuckled lightly "you already carry the twins of the Sun line..did he not tell you that most are twins in his family?" Her head tilted slightly, "he, himself, is a twin."
Emotions flashed across her face suddenlly, unreable to the most. "Ultimus..." she said quietly to the mare "I'm afraid I have some bad news."
I smiled a bit, and nodded my fine head. "He did, but I wanted to come, all the same, in case I bore but one." I said, laughing a bit as well. Life would be very happy in Carrick Cliff with two young heirs to the Sun line wandering through it. However, something in me stopped short as Illusion said her next words, and a dark, painful feeling was growing in me.
"What has happened?" I asked, fearing that someone had challenge Desert Sun, or... I couldn't even think that horrid thought, and I beg silently that she wouldn't say what I feared the most. He couldn't have... He must NOT have... "Please," I whispered, longing and dread in my voice.
A sweet sigh escaped her kissers, the soft white nose lowering slightly in respect to the queen. "You have been stolen," she said quietly "your love, has died."
She hated telling her at such a happy time, but she knew it best she found out now and had a chance to get away before it was to late. She wondered if she could do something, something to keep the young fae and her twins safe. "Run," she said suddenly "run...my magic shall keep you safe and unfound until you wish to be." She nosed the mare gently, urging her to take the gift. "None can see you who you don't wish to see you."
I looked at her, tears staining my light face, falling from my twilit eyes. "Thank you, Illusion. Thank you," I whispered, accepting the gift of invisibility. My king... My king... Desert Sun was dead! The thoughts I had made, the hopes and dreams I had cherished of the time when our young would lope through Carrick Cliff... All were gone, whispers of ash in my mind. I turned, bowing to the unicorn fae, before galloping away, my head down and the tears fell.
I would travel till I came across one I could stand, one who could maybe one day claim my broken heart, and gather it up again. For now though, my thoughts were only on my love, my dead king, the Sun of Carrick Cliff.
The green orbs following the crying fae, her own sorrow showing clearly. Do not return to your lands....she whispered, words being projected into the pure mind of the simple fae.
If she returned, there was nothing she could do to keep her safe. Emotions could over come the barrier of safety, and there loev had been to strong. Maybe she would check on her later, but for the time she had her own things to worry about.