A Knight's Dream
by Casey Carpenter

Disclaimer: FK characters belong to the people who own them. I'm just
borrowing them for a while. Song lyrics from The Mystic's Dream by
Loreena McKennitt (from The Mask and Mirror).

Nick could see with perfect vision the clear night sky above him. The
star's lights twinkled softly and the wind whispered in his ears dreams
he could not forget. Dreams of mortality, humanity, and the warmth of a
love lost to him...

A clouded dream on an earthly night
Hangs upon the cresent moon
A voiceless song in an ageless light
Sings at the coming dawn
Birds in flight are calling there
Where the heart moves the stones
It's there that my heart is longing for
All for the love of you.....

Nick glanced at the century old tombstone. Nat. Despair and sadness
washed over him as it did everytime this year. He had stayed with her
till she died, and the cure they had so desperately tried died with her.
She had a faith he lacked and in the end it had killed her, taken her
away from him. Oh how he missed her! His best friend and one true
love...gone. He shut his eyes to the pain as a single tear escaped down
his face.

A painting hangs on an ivy wall
Nestled in the emerald moss
The eyes declare a truce of trust
And then it draws me far away
Where deep in the desert twilight
Sand melts in pools of the sky
When darkness lays her crimson cloak
Your lamps will call me home....

But now, after a century, he had the cure in his grasp. Bending down he
removed the dead flowers from last year and replaced them with the yellow
daisies. Bright suns, that's what she had always called them, he smiled
at the thought.

But even with the knowledge of the cure, he had someone else he had to
give it to first. To right a wrong done a century ago...Janette. Nat,
he thought to her silently, you will have to wait a little while longer
my love, but I will join you soon. I know I will, because I too have
faith now. He smiled at the thought. He would have to wait another
century before he could try the cure again, but what was a century to one
who has waited for over 900 years...

And so it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
And now I feel you move
Every breath is full
So it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
Even the distance feels so near
All for the love of you....

The End