Labyrinth - Fading, Ch 1Fading, Chapter 1Labyrinth - Fading, Ch 14 years ago in Fan Fiction
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It was in the garden that he first realized it. Amid bowers of hydrangeas that would never wilt, Jareth stood very still and felt the hydrangeas endure. He felt it quite distinctly, like a breeze that blows forever with the same strength in the same direction. He felt himself, and how still he was standing. And Jareth understood that he was going to die.
He tilted his head back and laughed for a long time.
You have to yield a certain amount of ground in order to offer yourself wholly to another person, no matter what you ask for in trade. You have to, by necessity, surrender part of who you were in order to change for someone else. When you tailor your soul to fit a need, you're not guaranteed back the parts you trimmed off. You're not guaranteed that the need will last.
How could he not change, in the face of all that shining human will? When his heroine required a villain, how could he not fill the role? It felt as though he had been waiting