Love for the Moon Chapter 12
Morning finally came to the kingdom. The suns morning rays shines through the empty streets of the kingdom, creeping its way to the castle. It eventually made its way to the castle, shining through all its windows. The rays happens to shine through the balcony into a room, shining itself onto a familiar blue dragoness; Alythia. She stirred from her peaceful slumber, accidently waking up her loyal pet, Valkyrie. Eventually, she leaned up and looked towards the balcony where she sees the morning sun coming up. She lets out a heavy sigh as she turned to her pet she woken up. Valkyrie look at her with half sleepy eyes as she lets out a small yawn.
"Today is the day, Valkyrie..." she said in a low tone. Valkyrie looked to the blankets under her as she nodded slowly. The day of the marriage has finally arrived. The mere thought of Alythia being united with Gage makes Valkyrie's stomach turn into knots. Their thoughts were soon interrupted by a sudden knock on the door. "Hello...? Alythia? It's me, Nectra. Can I come in?" Alythia shuffled out of her bed, walking over to the door and opening it. She soon finds a pair of arms wrapping around her then pulled into a hug by the black and yellow dragoness. Alythia was stunned at first, but slowly accepted the hug from her. After a few more moments, the two release as Alythia looks to the floor.
"We must get you ready Alythia." She said in a semi-depressing tone. She wasn't her cheery self this day. There was truly nothing to be cheery about. Her new friend is going to get married to the one they both have a hatred for. She couldn't help but feel sadness for the dragoness. Alythia nodded slowly as the three made their way out of the bedroom, heading down to Florence and Nectra's room for dressing. Further down the castle's corridors, lies the room of the dragon tyrant, Gage. The room inside had no sort of natural lighting. The only source is from the glow of his blade that lies on his bed. Gage himself was staring at the mirror, observing himself in his glory.
"Today is finally the day." He grinned as he gave himself one more glance in the mirror before turning back to his bed where his sword lays. The blade glowed an ominous red aura, something it doesn't do on a regular. Gage raises an eyebrow at it, taking the hilt of it in his claw and bringing it up to observe it a bit closer. His thoughts were interrupted from a knock on the door. Gage whipped his head towards the door. "Enter." He stated point blank as the door opened. Florence stepped in from behind the door to come face to face with the Lord. She steps a bit closer to him with her tail slowly wagging and a small smile on her face.
"My Lord, it's time to get you prepared for the wedding." She stated as she started to circle around him. Gage however didn't move or even bother to make eye contact with the female. Instead; he only nodded. As she makes her way behind him, she brings a claw to his back, slightly dragging it down somewhat. She soon pulls it back as two more maids step inside the room. The two maids were carrying two sets of outfits for Gage to choose from. The first one was a black outfit with gold vine decorations going along the edges of the outfit. The second one was a dark green outfit with majestic symbols on the arms and pant legs of it.
"Which one will you pick from, My Lord?" Florence asked as the maids held out the outfits. Gage pointed to the second one. Florence nodded as she placed that one on the bed while the maids made their leave out of their room and back to setting up the wedding. Once they have left, Florence slowly closed the door as Gage began to disrobe before her. Florence couldn't help but let her eyes gaze upon the dragon before her. After another moment of gazing, she walked back over to the bed and grabbed the outfit. Gage stood in front of the mirror with his arms outstretched. Florence began to place on the top to the outfit, while at the same time, rubbing at his abs.
"This will fit you perfectly, Lord Gage.." she cooed as he placed on the pants next before fixing himself up in the mirror. Gage smirked at the image in the mirror, looking at himself from all angles. Florence grins as well as she watches the Lord prepare. Gage then returns to the bed where his sword lays, taking it in his claws and sheathing it away on his left hip. Florence makes her way over to the curtains, pulling it back some to look at the sky. It was sunset and people are making their way over to the castle. She looks to the gate to see a line of people dressed up for the occasion. She looks back over to her Lord. "It's nearly time my Lord. Shall we go?" she asks as she lets go of the curtains, making her way over to the entrance of the room. Gage nods and follows her out of his room and heads down the halls to the gardens.
The garden of the kingdom was filled with people from either the kingdom or from neighboring kingdoms throughout the country. People who just entered started to converse a little amongst themselves for a moment, mainly waiting for the main event. Gage and Florence made their way to the gardens, where they were soon met with applauds and small cheers. Florence soon moved to the back of the crowd, grinning. Gage smirked and waved as he made his place near the alter where a figure wearing a shroud and wearing a mask that resembles a white owl, the priestess. Gage looks to the priestess and speaks out in a whisper.
"Don't screw this up, Priestess." He warned her. The priestess only looked at him and nodded once. Alythia watched from the balcony above the garden area but at the same time, making sure no one would see her. She sighed as she turned back to the mirror, observing herself. She was wearing a pure white dress that had flower and star decorations flowing smoothly across the bottom of the dress. Valkyrie sat there on the dresser, watching her Mistress as she stood there. Nectra stood behind her as she observed herself. "How is that?" Nectra asked. Alythia nodded in approval as she reached for the veil that goes with the dress. As she grabbed it, Valkyrie jumped onto her hands, which made her look at Valkyrie in surprise. She then feels warm wet streaks going down her arm. Valkyrie looked at her with teary eyes.
.please don't do this." She sniffled as she buried her face into her arm. Alythia sighed gently as she pulled her off her arm. "I have nothing else for me
.so if it means protecting these innocent people at the cost of my own happiness, I will.." she leans in and kisses her forehead gently as she placed on the veil and grabbed the bouquet of roses. She turned and slowly headed out the door with Nectra in tow. She looked to Valkyrie one last time and whispered. "Goodbye
" was all that was heard as she left the room with Nectra, closing the door. Valkyrie soon broke into tears. Within mere minutes, she's going to be wed to that horrible Lord and he's going to do god knows what to her. This made her cry harder. Her ears perked up as she heard music now playing. She quickly flew over to the balcony to see Alythia slowly making her way to where Gage and the priestess await for her. Small dragoness' sprinkled flowers around the walkway as she neared the alter. The music slowly comes to a stop once Alythia makes her way towards the alter, looking at her soon to be husband. Nectra stands in the back of the crowd, sneering at Gage with all her being. How could he do something like this to the poor woman? Her thoughts were interrupted from the priestess as they began to speak.
"Mother Teara, Father Sun, and Sister Moon, we have come here today to join these two hormonal lovers in eternal unity. Should anyone object to this unity, may they speak now or forever hold their peace." Gage and Alythia looks around for a moment to see if anyone has something to say. From the corner of her eye, she catches the glimpse of a large dragon tail at one of the castles towers. She soon shrugs it off, thinking it's her eyes playing with her.
"Do you, Gage, Lord of the kingdom Darastix, vow to take care of Alythia? To love and to hold? To honor and cherish? Til death do you part?" Gage smirked and nodded. "I do." The priestess nodded and turned to the Alythia. "Do you, Alythia. Take Lord Gage to be your husband? To love and to hold? To honor and to cherish? Til death do you part?" Alythia lets a small tear fall as she speaks out shakingly. "I-I do.." Gage smirked and speaks out. "Come on come on lets speed this up so I can be crowned already." Alythia only sneered behind her veil. Gage soon reaches over and pulls over her veil, leaning in to kiss her.
"By the power invested in me and by the great guardians of this world
.I now pronounce you
" The priestess then swings a fist at Gage. This connects with his jaw, making him fly back about 3 feet. Gage growls in anger as he held his jaw, looking to the one who attacked him. He looks in surprise to see it was the priestess. Alythia too, was in total shock from what just happened. The priestess then pulled up the hood and removed the mask that made everyone in the garden gasp in shock. Stood there, was the white dragon they have believe to have been executed about 2 days ago; Lunaris.
..totally out of your mind." Lunaris smirks as he pulls off the shroud, revealing himself completely. He was now wearing a white sleeveless coat and black pants under it. Black Armbands on both forearms. Alythia looked on in total surprise but it didn't last long until she jumped on him.
"LUNARIS!!" she screamed out in total joy, the heavy heart on her soul have been lifted instantly from seeing her lover ok. She held onto him tightly as he returned the embrace. His eyes go back to the one on the ground, rubbing his cheek and snarling in anger. Lunaris grins as he lets go of her, walking towards the Lord as he stood up again.
how are you still alive? We all saw your head roll off the chopping block. How can you be still here!?!" He growls more and more as Lunaris responded with a little chuckle. This infuriated Gage even more. "Answer me!" he demanded as Lunaris' smirk never went away. He begins to explain himself.