Three weeks had passed since Terri's arrival to Traverse, as she started to grow much more comfortable with the people and their ruling King; King Violet.
Yet, during those few weeks Terri and Violet had grown much closer to each other than ever before. Both swearing to protect each other, and the people of Traverse.
The two felt nothing would rip them apart.
Terri smiled as she listened to Violet hum a song that she had never heard of. The tune was calm, yet it had a very sad feeling to it. "What are you humming?" She asked.
"It is called "The Goddess's Regret". She sang this song after her lover died in battle."
"...What did she regret?"
"She regretted a lot of things; the war, betraying her friend's trust, and letting her lover die." Violet said before holding Terri's hand in his own. "But I do not regret meeting you." He smiled.
Terri blushed and smiled back. "I don't regret meeting you either, Violet."
He smiled and held her close to him. Terri sighed in happiness, and hugged Violet in return. However, their moment of bliss had ended when Robert had rushed in to confront Violet.
"Sorry to interrupted, but you have to read this." He said, handing Violet the letter.
Violet took the letter and looked to who the sender was.
"King Gerald Hirt? That slimy, arrogant, psychotic piece of--"
Terri stood next to Violet in both shock and utter confusion. "A-are you okay?" She asked.
"Yes, I am quite all right..." He said as he opened the letter and read through it quickly. His eyes widened and looked to Terri with fear.
"W...w-w-what is it...?" She asked very hesitant.
Violet crushed and crinkled the letter in his hand and looked to Robert with stern determination. "Robert, I need you and Sam to watch Terri while Gerald is here. No objections."
"Sir, with all due respect Gerald is a sneaky, and ruthless bastard that can destroy both you and Traverse. And as your Shield it my sworn duty to protect you from the likes of him." Said Robert.
"...Thank you for your concern Robert, but Terri is much more important right now. Do this for me, please...as your friend."
Robert clenched his fists tightly, but quickly let loose and nodded. "Yes, sir."
Violet nodded and firmly held Terri's hands. "Go with him, you will be safe as long as he and Sam are with you."
"But what about you?" She asked.
Violet smiled and kissed the top of her head. "You have nothing to worry about."
"..Somehow I find that hard to believe..." She said, trying her best to hold back her tears.
Violet gently wiped away her tears and looked into her eyes. "Trust me."
Terri looked back into Violet's eyes and slowly nodded. The two slowly broke their embraces, with Terri following behind Robert.
"I still don't understand why I have to hide. Who is this 'Gerald' guy anyway?" She asked Sam.
"Terri, did you not see Violet's face when he received that letter?"
"Yeah, I saw...but who is he?" Terri asked.
Sam bit her lip and sat next to Terri. "He is King of the Southern Kingdom...but he is no ordinary King."
"What do you mean?"
"Gerald, is a man of science; he loves to experiment with alchemy, chemicals, and other things. He is also known for kidnapping people, and trying them with his experiments..." Sam stated.
"...So, he's a total nut."
"But, what does any of this have to do with me?" Terri asked.
"He has a big interest in humans. He must have heard you here in Traverse."
"But, who did he hear it from?"
"I do not know..."
"Lord Gerald, it is very good to see you again." Violet said with much sarcasm.
"I agree, it has been a while Boy. Look at all the lines on your young face." The German Shepherd anthro said, having a smug smirk on his face.
"And look at all the brown on your nose; how are your projects working out?"
"Better than your failing Kingdom."
"Well, not all of us are relying on other Kingdoms to fund for our pathetic projects."
"But you don't waste time hiding and protecting an alien!" Gerald stated.
"I have no idea of what you are talking about." Violet said.
"Don't play me for a fool boy. The human, I know it's here." He snarled.
"And pray tell how you know the human is here?" Violet asked.
Gerald smirked and glanced to Violet all the while looking around the throne room. "I have people with very observant eyes."
"Oh, and what do they see?"
"A human, it's here, and I want it."
"But, what if the human means no harm to us." Violet gestured.
"I would still like to take it in for some...questioning."
'He only knows that Terri is a human, he does not know of what she looks like; meaning he does not know of her entirely other than basic observation. Whoever saw Terri has very poor eyes in not giving him full information...Thank the Goddess.' Violet thought.
"The human is not yours to claim." Violet sternly said, glaring at Gerald.
Gerald looked to Violet and chuckled lowly. "It's not yours to claim, either."
Violet snarled and dug his claws in his own thrown.
"How about this; we settle this like men and take this in the Arena. If I wan; the human is mine."
"--and if I win, the human stays and you never set a damn foot in my land again." Violet added.
Gerald scoffed and looked to Violet. "Very well. But rest assured boy, I won't lose this fight." He said as he walked out of the throne room.
"Do not get your hopes up, Gerald." Violet scowled.
"You idiot! Do you realize what you got yourself into?" Robert growled, pinning Violet against the wall.
Violet looked at Robert with much determination. "I did what was right."
"No, what you did was stupid! Gerald is a professional swordsman and Lightning Wielder, and any element you use against him he will take advantage and kill you with it!" He said. "I made an oath and solemn swear to swear to protect you, and I will not--" Robert paused as he felt Violet's hand be placed upon his shoulder.
"Thank you, Robert." He said.
"You're still an idiot." Robert added.
Violet smiled and chuckled softly. "And you are still a meat head." He added.
"...Sounds like they stopped fighting" Sam said as the left side of her face and ear were placed against the door. Terri gave Sam a nod of approval with the right side of her face placed against the door as well.
"Is it safe to go in?" She asked. Sam looked down to Terri and shrugged her shoulders.
"Only one way to find out..." Sam said before opening the door and pushing Terri in.
Terri let out a loud shriek and skidded her way in front of Violet and Robert. She slowly looked up to the two scaly men, as if she were a rabbit that had ran right into two bloodhounds. "U-uhmm...hello..."
Violet smiled sadly before signing and looking to Robert. "Robert, can we--"
Robert lifted to hand as if to stop him from finishing, and nodded. "We'll talk more tomorrow." He said before leaving the bedroom, and having Terri and Violet being the only one's left. The two looked at each other and stood in the middle of the room quite awkwardly. Violet opened his mouth as if to say something positive, but was stopped when Terri rushed up to him and hugged him tightly. He immediately held her in return and felt tears stream down his face. Terri buried her face into Violet's chest and silently sobbed, her tears drenching Violet's shirt. He softly sighed and lifted Terri's chin, looking deep into her ocean blue eyes and gently wiping away her tears. "I love you, Terri." He said, as he leaned in and kissed her soft lips. Terri wrapped her arms around Violet's neck and kissed him with passion.
"I love you too, Violet."
Their love was like nothing they had ever known.
Her soft skin, and sweet scent drove him mad.
The pleasure of the sword was thrust.
Blood and sweat mixed together with infinite pleasure.
Both caught in a feverish passion before the sun had risen.
"I promise to return home, this do I swear." He said softly, gently caressing Terri's back with his finger tips.
Terri looked up to Violet, still flushed with pleasure, and meekly smiled. "You better."
The two cuddled close together and kissed with much love and passion for each other.