Author: Kat Lee
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 91: Old Enough TO Know Better
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 2 June 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Henson, not the author, and are used without permission.
He has lived for millennia and has learned something new with each passing century. One would have thought he would have learned, by now, to leave well enough alone and to forget girls determined to remain foolish children who do not know what, or who, they truly want. He has forgotten many of them; their bones decorate his numerous oubliettes. Yet there remains one who he can forget.
With a twist of his delicate wrist, Jareth gazes in on the mortal girl again. He should have left her alone; he should have left her in his oubliette. He meant what he said when he said that she had gotten further than she ever should have, but he had not simply been referring to his labyrinth. He had been referring to his heart. This is the one girl, the one precious, hidden gem, who he can not forget. With the passing of this century, if he has learned any one thing, it is that he does have a heart which is very much alive, beating, and feeling.
He throws the crystal far away, sending dreams of himself to the spoiled girl and waits alone another night for love to find him.