posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:40 PM
She kissed him and his mouth welcomed her, Karlhungis picked
the small girl up in his muscular arms and held her close.
Time looked on and waited with the rest of the resilient friends
for the couple to finish their meeting.
After some quiet words to each other and a star-sparkling smile
from Zazz, they turned to face the onlookers in the yard.
Karl flicked his long silver hair back and BIAD copied him, the smiles
and grins were everywhere.
With a flair that only superstars have, Karl slid the laser sword into
it's sheath, the crackling weapon quietened.
Raud beamed and stepped forward to shake the hero's hand, Karl
reached out and pumped the strong man's hand with vigour.
"You saved the day" Raud said and dared to pat his friend on the
shoulder. Karl's eyes showed thanks and shook head, "No... the
ones who saved the day..."and glanced at Zazz, "... and my heart,
were you folk, you're the heroes today"
The horse whinnied as if to agree and Kyo frowned as he thought
the sound was familiar. The rancher in bib and braces looked over
at the huge horse and a smile broke his face as the memory dropped
"It's Pegasus... it's him!" he shouted and clapped his hands at the
startled creature. Kyo stepped to the horse and carefully held his hand
out for the animal to smell. Pegasus eyed warily the man's outstretched
limb and sniffed it cautiously.
Karl and the others watched on as the horse relaxed and Kyo hugged
the strong neck of his long-lost friend.
Through tear-filled eyes, Kyo looked at his wife and said "you remember
Raven?... the mutant foal?" BIAD and Raud watched the interaction
between Kyo and his wife, like tennis spectators and it took all of Karl's
might not to break out in laughter.
Raven approached Pegasus and patted his nose, "hello my friend" she
whispered lovingly. The horse stamped a foot and his feathered wings
shook in excitement, both ranchers hugged him.
Later... much later, Zazz stood in front of her two guardians and told them
of Karl and her plans for the future. Karlhungis stood a few feet away and
waited with respect as she explained why they couldn't come with her.
Raud and BIAD stood rock-still and nodded with the sense of it.
Chad sat on the wooden fence at the front of the ranch and watched the
goodbyes, his eyebrows showed his surprised by his friend's unemotional
acceptance. Kyo and Raven were also in the front yard and gave lengthening
shadows to the packed earth.
Zazz reached over and kissed both men on their cheeks, she patted each
face with care, the men remained silent.
Stepping back, Zazz showed her misery of leaving her men and it was Karl
who placed an arm around her to ease her mind.
Karl looked his friends up and down and smiled into their respective faces.
"You know, you'll never leave my thoughts... you are truly my friends" he
said softly, his kind eyes showed his affection.
"The hotel is safe, I used a few favours and we've bought the premises from
Mr. ScepticOverLord... Barabbas is a wealthy man" Karl watched to see if his
men understood the outcome.
Raud nodded and BIAD followed suit. Chad couldn't believe their spirit.
Zazzafrazz went over to Kyo and Raven and thanked them with hugs for
their bravery and hospitality. Kyo blushed bright red as the young girl
kissed his lips. Raven smirked, but hid her happiness behind her hand.
Then the tears came, Zazz's eyes filled with water and the jewel-blue
colour became even brighter. Raven held her and whispered in Zazz's
ear not to cry, she should be happy.
Zazz sighed and pulled slowly away from Raven and looked into the
rancher's wife's face. "I'm not crying for me, I'm crying for them..."
she hitched, "they can't cry, so I cry for them" and then set off with
Raven looked at her husband and showed her sadness, these were strange
people indeed. She held the frail girl in the housemaid's dress.
Karl walked towards Chad and the Gunslinger climbed off the fence to
meet him halfway. The tall long-haired warrior held his had out for Chad
the dark-haired gunman left it and hugged the Karl instead.
Karl stood surprised for a couple of seconds and then hugged him back.
"Thank you for keeping my lady safe" Karl whispered and the Oz-lander
nodded to say that he'd heard.
Zazz wandered over to Chad and thanked him for everything, her eyes
showed her happiness.
Then they were off... Pegasus pawed the ground as if he wished to be away
and Karl helped Zazz onto the stallion's broad back. Kyo and Raven patted
the horse's neck one more time and stepped back.
Chad wandered over to stand with Raud and BIAD, the two men still stood
Karl vaulted onto the mount with athletic agility and waved his hand to say
final goodbye, Zazz blew kisses at her friends and her sobs still escaped
every now and then.
Pegasus unfurled his wings and a blast of air stirred the dust again. The
animal lifted from the ground with an ease that showed it's strength.
A white feather fluttered away in the eddys and BIAD caught it in his paint
-chipped fingers, he looked at it as if he'd never seen a feather before.
Everyone waved as the lovers and their steed flew away to the south...
the darkening blue sky framing the scene beautifully.
[edit on 3-4-2010 by A boy in a dress]