Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Xena, Warrior Princess
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 58: Travel
Warning(s): Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 11 October 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
She can still remember when her biggest dream was to see the world. She’s had so many other dreams since then and has travelled so many places. Yet there are still whole lands, Gabrielle knows, yet to be found, yet to be discovered, yet for her to see . . . But she doesn’t want to see any of them.
Her green eyes turn toward Heaven. Her grip tightens on her staff. She doesn’t need it any longer -- she uses Xena’s chakram and her own sais to fight with these days --, but it is nice to have it sometimes when travelling.
Still, there’s only one thing she wants to see now. There’s only one place she wants to be. Her head snaps up as she hears screams on the land. There are more lives in trouble, more people who need her. She grabs a rope and swings out, ready to fight again.
But one day, her tasks will be over. One day, she’ll get to go home. She’ll see her lover again. She’ll see the Elysian Fields again; this time, she’ll neither want to leave nor will she. Her travels will be over, and she’ll finally have eternity with the woman she loves.