Selene listened to her father tell her that she could not go home just yet. Allowing herself to lift her head and look upon the majestic angel, she smiled weakly. “Yes, father… When I am well…”Turning around, she walked to the vanity in the corner of the room that the servants had supplied her should she start feeling better. Sinking into the seat, she looked at her reflection in the mirror. She looked horrible. Her blonde hair was plastered to her face and bare shoulders, her eyes their normal color but still shiny from tears. Looking at her father in the mirror, she asked softly “Mother is here?” That could mean nothing good. If she had heard of Selene’s condition, there was little doubt in her mind that her mother would just let it be. Her father had said she was here, and that meant she was pissed. Looking down at her fingers, she whispered barely audibly “I did fall in love…” Her father commented on their natures clashing and it only made more tears fall.Standing up from her chair slowly, Selene gasped and almost fell over from how weak she was. Rhonda had returned and rushed over to help steady her. The servant turned to look at the king “M’lord, I suggest she gets a warm bath and rests. It has been a very trying time for the princess.” She gave Henry and encouraging smile to show she could manage. Your presence seems to have done her a lot of good. Her voice dropped to a whisper and added “There is a rumor The Majesty Queen has arrived…”With that tidbit of information, she turned to undress Selene and help her into a warm bath. After allowing her half an hour to soak, Selene was then dressed in a new white gown and was placed in bed to rest. Rhonda had left the room but Selene did not sleep. Instead, she looked at the ceiling and remained silent with her hands on her stomach.
Stepping back, his wings started to fall back in behind him, when his daughter rose to standing, and then Rhonda stepped in, as her daughter was feeling faint once more. Advised that she would do better after a warm bath and rest, the King nodded politely, only to bend his head to her, on the whisper that the Queen was in fact in attendance, just not having come to see her daughter or Husband yet. King Henry patted the servant’s shoulder and discreetly left the room, so that Selene could have some peace, and he also intended to search the inn for his beloved Metia.
“I am here to see Princess Selene, and order you show me to her room at once.”
“Y-Yes, your Grace.”
The portly Innkeeper led him up some stairs, and then pointed to the room where Selene was residing. The Prince tossed him two gold coins, then approached the door, taking a moment as he gathered himself in composure and then he did what any fiance’ would do, he simply opened the door.
Looking in, he could see Selene lying on the bed in the centre of the room, wearing a white nightie, and staring at the ceiling. Joffrey crept in and closed the door gently, before gazing over her. She had just had a bath, by the scent of the room, and he now had a question that needed answering.
“Are you with child, Selene? Don’t lie to me, or I will leave this room, and you will not see me ever again.”
“There is only one worthy of me. But I am not worthy of them. You need not say another word, but at least let me take the pain away.”
He summoned up his channeling and his hands started to glow a fierce red, the energy to soothe the unborn demon spawn, to give it comfort inside the womb of light. Only with his touch, could he keep the baby from killing its mother. He brought his head down and whispered into Selene;s ear.
“I can only ever love one woman….and that is you.”
He only said her name, not about to start fighting with her again, not after everything that brought him back to this place. He had himself made the demon within his being dormant, and what she would see, was the same man that she fell in love with. He was there all the time. Only when truly in rage, did he release the callous dark side to his nature, but for now, he could only see his love, the mother of his unborn child, and he just wanted to hold her.
Finally, Selene turned around and then she crossed the floor, going up on tip toes, and brushing her fingers along the scruff of his face. He could see the love in her eyes returning, this was the woman he wanted…he needed so desperately.
“Will you just kiss me already…”
Barely had she finished the sentence, and he swept her up in his powered arms, and kissed her with such passion, the ache in his heart, heard through the light moans that escaped through the corners of his lips. She was like oxygen, the very air that one needs to breath to live. His hands traced all over her back and only broke the kiss to see her tear streaked face, gazing at her beauty.
“You never have to ask that again.”