Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Xena, Warrior Princess
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 #532: Heaven and/or Hell
Warning(s): Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 31 January 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
I stand on the bank of a river we said we would never cross again. Up above, it's Spring time in the land of the living, but I haven't felt alive in so long now. I know we said we wouldn't do this again. But you searched Heaven and Hell to find me before. Did you really think I could not do the same?
I know you made me promise, and I hate to break my promises, especially to you, but I no longer see any other recourse. I can't keep living without you, Xena, and I can't seem to find death easily. Besides, that's another promise you made me make, and it's easier not to kill myself or allow myself to be killed as long as I know we can be together again. I just have to find you.
We're meant to be together. We are more two halves of one soul than other couple I have ever known. You are my better half, and I'm coming for what's mine. I haven't found a way into Heaven yet, so I'll start down here. There's bound to be a pathway that leads up, or at least somebody who knows how to reach it.
I'm coming, Xena. You told me to keep writing, but I can't keep writing when I don't know what happens next. I'm going to find you, and I'm going to bring you home to me. And then we'll live my next story, as we're meant to, together.