Originally Posted: Feb. 25th, 2007
Length/Rating: 145 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none, deathfic
Summary: Atlantis is waiting.
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She is Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Briar Rose. Locked away from the world in crystal and steel, cocooned in the silence of the sea.
Then he came, her bastard prince, royalty a thousand generations diluted, but his blood still sings. In her dreams she answers, waiting for the kiss that sets her free.
She is Rumpelstiltskin, Whuppity Stoorie, the Goblin King. He doesn’t know the words to say, and so she sleeps.
He gives her in death what he never could in life, one last benediction, blessing, whispered into the chaos as the world around them shatters. And in that moment the story changes.
No longer passive, sleeping, she rises from a pale echo of the darkness that enfolds him. No Juliet, this silver city, but Erinyes, Eumenides, Tisiphone bewinged and armored in the faith he’s placed in her.
And she does.