SEARCHING FOR A MATE - Season 6 Episode 70
Now that all of the dark Fae had been stripped of their magic, it was time to follow through with the next part of the plan. I admit that I was not exactly looking forward to this part, but it was something that I needed to do. I was a Queen and a Goddess, I needed to be able to rule my people. I needed to be able to follow through with the punishments that I levied onto others.
Knowing that I needed to do it though, didn’t make it any easier for me. I knew that I needed to do a lot of things, but that didn’t make them fun or pleasant at all. Banning these people to a place that was so full of death and decay was going to destroy me. I literally felt like I was going to die a little inside for each and every one of them.
I didn’t say much after the powers were taken and the promise was made. And thankfully none of the dark Fae said a word in complaint. They had taken my promise to heart and were following all orders given to them by the others. I don’t know if it was because they were in the presence of a Goddess or not, if they even truly accepted me as a Goddess, but for some reason they were listening to what I and the others had to say.
I knew that it would take too long to take all of these people through the castle and over to the portal that was in the courtyard. Not to mention, the citizens of the city would fear that they were under attack again. No, taking them that way was not an option.
So, to make things easier, for me at least, I opened another portal. This portal was much like the one that I had made from Sterling and Alloy’s house to the city. Only that time, I had been let out before entering the castle itself. I had been told that no one was able to open a portal like that in the city. Well, I guess that rule doesn’t apply to Goddesses.
The portal, which looked just like the last one that I had made, stood bright and clear on the side of the dungeon wall.
“We will all travel through here.” I instructed them as I stepped first into the portal. No one would trust it unless I tested it for them. I hadn’t even waited for them to agree or confirm anything.
There was another reason I had gone through the portal like I did. There was something that I wanted to accomplish, and I didn’t have time to wait. I didn’t want the others to see what I was going to do.
While everyone else scrambled, Reece included, I went straight to the entrance to the dark realm. I was probably the only one aside from the dark Fae who knew what it was like over there. I was probably the only one who truly understood how it was they lived. To be fair, I don’t blame them for risking their lives with a war. They wanted to live in the light and not the dark.
Well, did the dark realm have to be the dark realm? Could it not just be an imprisonment realm? Could I not bring some life to that land? I could try at least.
I put my hands against the barrier and instantly I could see what the lands on the other side were like. I saw every terrifying thing that had been there when I crossed over. And I changed it all.
I took away the death. I took away the pre rotten fruit. I took the blood out of the water. I didn’t make the land a paradise, not by a long shot, but if the people doomed to spend their imprisonment in here could have a slightly better place than before, perhaps they will see that I was truly not here to destroy them.
“Trinity, why do you keep running off like that?” Reece asked as soon as he came through the portal that I had created.
“What am I, Reece, a toddler? I can assure you that I am not a helpless little child.” I smirked at him as he came running up to me. The moment that he was close enough, he slid his hand around my waist and pulled me against him.
“You’re worse than a little child. Reagan and Rika listen better than you. Hell, even Talia listens better than you do.” I laughed at him. Talia wasn’t even a year old, she most definitely didn’t listen better than he did.
“You’re such a worrywart, Fido. Did I ever tell you that?” There was a glint in his eyes that told me that he was hyper focused on me, and I didn’t know why. Oh well, I had a job to do. “I needed to change something beyond the barrier. That was why I went ahead of you all. I knew that you all would just follow after me.”
“Please, just don’t run off like that.” He kissed the top of my head while the others started to pour through the portal.
All of the dark Fae had their hands bound with a ring of golden light. I knew what it was for and why it was necessary. However, not a single one of them even looked like they were trying to get away.
With the prisoners now lined up before the portal, I faced them all and spoke in a loud, clear voice.
“You will all be returning to the dark realm now. This is not a permanent imprisonment. There will be times that I come to check on all of you. Please, do what you can to see the error of your ways and earn your right to have your magic reinstated.”
With that final statement from me, the line of the dark Fae started to move through the barrier and into the (no longer so) dark realm. It took some time for them all to move through the area since there were so many of them. I made eye contact with each one of them as they passed by me, making sure that they knew that I was not shying away from them.
When the last dark Fae moved past me and into the other realm, I moved to the barrier. With both hands on the crack that had been formed, I poured my magic into the boulder. I sealed the crack and strengthened the wards that kept the lands separated.
“I hope they can be changed.” I whispered to myself and saw a golden light fly from me and into the barrier before it was permanently sealed.
Just like that, it was all over. There was nothing else for us to do here. We all headed back through the same portal that I had made to get here, only this time, it took us to Aunt Glory’s private study. That was also something that shocked the others. They hadn’t expected that I could create a portal that took me to where I wanted to go and not just a fixed location. How useful would a portal be if it only worked to go to one place and not where I needed to go?
There hadn’t been much that we needed to discuss at the time. Mostly, I thanked them all for their help and just wanted to end it there.. However, they had something else in mind.