Disclaimers: See Chapter 1

Additional Note (Please Read): This story is tied in with the tale, The Conqueror and Ri, A Twist of Destiny. This is chapter 4, so if you haven't read the other chapters of both stories, you should do so if you want. No. I command that you do sooooooooo. I really don't want anyone rubbing their heads about the full plot. A special thanks to my readers (psst, keep the comments coming. This bard loves to be fed.) :-)

Feedback, or comments welcomed at,

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Xena and Gabrielle,

A Turn of Fate,

By, Ahkiken

Chapter 4: Ruined Paradise

Xena quickly finished brushing Argo down and checked her horseshoes for wear when her young lover came up to her.

"You handled that well." Gabrielle announced.

"Hopefully she'll get it together." The raven haired warrior tossed the bard her boots. "You was amazing today, Gabrielle. You kicked ass and saved a life."

Gabrielle sat down, but hesitated putting her foot ware back on. "I took a life today, Xena."

"I thought you were accepting your path as a warrior?"

Gabrielle let the boots slip from her grip. "I did... I do embrace it, but it gets difficult for me occasionally."

"Gabrielle-"

"Xena." Tanya interrupted without knowing.

She was saddled atop her dark brown horse. "I am on my way to Scione, maybe I'll hitch a boat back to Thessaly. Either there, or some place else."

"We're heading in, Ow." Gabrielle was cut off with a pinch to her shoulder from Xena.

Tanya was sadden that the light and dark duo's destination wouldn't be disclosed.

"I am forever grateful to have met you two, and in y'all debt."

"You're most welcome, Tanya. May your travels be safe and full of kind wonders." Gabrielle replied.

"Safe ventures." Xena said casually.

Tanya pulled the reigns to get her horse in motion.

When she moved pass them, she said. "I know you told me to find my own destiny, Xena, but I'm sure our paths will meet again."

And with that, Tanya trotted off.

"Xena." Gabrielle mildly smacked her arm. "Why didn't you want me telling Tanya, we were going to Scione?"

"She'll be fine. Besides, this is a good place as any for us to talk, now that we're by ourselves." The Warrior Princess moved closer to Gabrielle, grinning seductively. "Don't you want to talk, hmm?"

She pushed Gabrielle's boots aside, lowering herself in between the amazon's legs. "Forget about putting those on. Matter of fact." Xena began lugging at the straps of the blonde's halter top. "Let's get naked and jump back into the water."

"You didn't have to be so mean to her, Xena. Tanya is young and learning herself."

"She can learn herself somewhere away from us." Xena responded, her hands trying to peel the scarlet top off.

Gabrielle jerked from Xena, and walked over to her pack on Argo. Taking out the item she wanted to give to her soul mate, Gabrielle made her steps back towards Xena. Noting the worried expression on her lover's face, Gabrielle wanted to relieve her by slowly removing her red halter, the ornate silver belt and skirt, completely erasing the concerned look.

Indeed, Xena was fully allured by the now naked amazon as she watched her relax deeper in the stream. Xena hastily unclothed and joined her lover.

"What do you want to chat about?" Gabrielle implored, fighting back the battle lust.

"Are you alright? About earlier?"

"No, I'm not. Will you make it better?" Gabrielle asked closing the remaining space to Xena's sexy body.

"How can I?"

"Taking a life is still something I am learning to deal with. I don't like it and who knows, maybe later in our lives, we can stop the bloodshed. The Greater Good is draining me. I just want to be with you, Xena. You are my family, my home. I love you." the bard proclaimed.

"I love you too, sweetheart, and that's what I wanted to speak with you about when we got to Scione." Xena tried to hold Gabrielle's hands, but the younger woman encircled them around her back.

'That's even better.' the blue eyed woman thought as Gabrielle's body pressed firmly with her's.

"When we reach Scione, we will go wherever you choose." Xena told her.

"Seriously Xena, the choice is mine?" Gabrielle was taken aback.

"I wanted to surprise you, but like I said, what better place than here and now."

Gabrielle kissed Xena's breast lightly. "You have been full of surprises lately. You astound me. Who are you and what have you done with the real, Xena?"

Xena chuckled. "I can still be a tad gloomy and impassive, but the woman that always tried to discard you, is gone. You are the best thing to have ever happen in my life, and I am going to show you how much you mean to me. As long as breath course through my body, I will treat you as my Queen, the true ruler of my heart."

Next, their lips came together in a calm kiss, before becoming a storm of tongues fighting for dominance. Gabrielle was on the verge of losing grip of the small gift, by her need to touch every part of Xena's skin.

"Xena wait. Wait."

"What is it?" Xena questioned as her wet pink muscle sucked the spot on Gabrielle's neck.

A hard moan shot out from her throat, but Gabrielle fought to regain control.

"I... Mmm... I wanted to... Aw, yes Xena... Be more romantic when... Mmm, oouuuh... I asked you to... Marry me." the nude amazon groaned the words barely.

Xena's tongue made its trail back into Gabrielle mouth before teasing. "We done this already. I asked you, remember?"

Gabrielle unwrapped her arms from Xena, causing the tall warrior to be puzzled.

"Just say yes." Gabrielle demanded.

"Yes, Gabrielle. I will marry you." Xena did what was commanded of her.

Gabrielle grasped Xena's left hand and placed the gold ring on her index finger.

"Whoa, what's this? Where did you-"

The bard ceased her future wife tirade with a kiss.

"You are my world Xena. We have been through a lot, some events I don't care to remember." she repeated what Xena had said to her a fortnight ago. "Doing the times when you absolutely needed me, I have not been my best. I have failed you sometimes as well. But I swear to you, Xena, from now till the end of my life, I'll be faithful to you and you alone. I'll never put another above you. I will never abandon you. I'll be your's forever." Gabrielle declared bringing tears of joy to Xena's eyes.

"Xena, don't cry. You'll make me cry too."

"I... You didn't have to get me anything Gabrielle, but thank you." she said.

Xena inspected the golden circlet and read the words inscribed on it. "My Soul, My Life. Oh, Gabrielle where did you get this? It must've cost you a lot of dinars." Xena inquired.

If the question wasn't asked in such a jubilant manner, Gabrielle would've found herself getting miffed.

"It haven't cost me a lot of money. It cost us, a lot of money. What mines is yours now, and vice versa." the amazon retorted with a gleam of mischief in her greenish blue eyes. "It doesn't have any gems in it like the one you gave me. I hope that's alright."

"It's perfect the way it is. Plain is good, you know I'm not a show off." Xena replied.

Gabrielle giggled, amazed that her soul mate would make such a comment.

"Okay. Maybe I'm a bit showy, but that's because, I have many-"

"Skills." Gabrielle finished the famous phrase. "You should hope and pray, I'll never get tired of hearing you say that."

Xena scooped the petite blonde up, allowing Gabrielle to wrap her legs around Xena's waist.

"You should hope and pray that I'll get tired of saying it." Xena shot back in advance of her lips sharing a searing kiss on Gabrielle's.

Their mouths opened and joined as one, passionately tasting each other. Xena slowly grind Gabrielle's clit against her stomach. The friction was incredible, and it genuinely gave the bard something to write about later in her scrolls.

With her feet no longer touching the bottom of the stream, Gabrielle kept her eyes locked on Xena's, imagining her as a sea goddess, sprung from the depths to take her. In her imagined mind, the Warrior Princess was one with the water that engulfed them and was taking her body to pleasurable heights, that no one has never done, nor ever would do.

Xena's speed picked up slightly and Gabrielle knew she wouldn't last long.

"Xena." she moaned. "It feels too intense, I'm not going to be able to hold out much longer."

"Then you shouldn't, Gabrielle." Xena replied without interrupting the rhythm.

"But I want to make love to you also." Gabrielle moaned.

"You're making love to me right now. Giving you pleasure, brings me satisfaction too."

That was the last Gabrielle heard of Xena's husky tone, before the raven haired beauty began once again sucking and biting her neck and her pale pinkish nipples. Gabrielle was in a form of paradise, somewhere in the back of her head, she heard somebody moaning real loudly and wished that they would shut up, but realized that it was her voice the whole time. Instead of muffling down, her tune got louder.

"Xena!" Gabrielle yelled when her orgasm hit.

Her hands wanted to be everywhere on Xena's body, but could only find support cuffed underneath the strong woman's arms and upper back.

Xena continued licking Gabrielle's throat while carrying her into the deepest body of the stream, towards a stone boulder that was in the water. There she laid the delirious amazon on top of it and immediately feasted on the bard's neither lips.

Again, Gabrielle screamed aloud as Xena's tongue delicately licked her sex. She tried to lift her head up, to gaze at her future spouse going down on her, but her strength was fading fast. So she laid back, closed her eyes, and felt the wonderful things Xena was doing to her.

A tongue passed over her engorged clitoris, then two digits entered into her, pumping in and out of her. Xena ascended Gabrielle's lithe body, her fingers still busy at their task.

"Gabrielle." Xena called, caressing the side of the amazon's fair face.

Gabrielle opened her hooded eyes, her mouth still making exotic sounds.

"Watch me, can you do that?"

"Mmm, yes."

Their tongues met again as the fingers inside Gabrielle's sex plunged deeper and faster, easily accepted by the silky wetness that flowed. Gabrielle looked on at Xena's white teeth and pink tongue, bite and lick the harden crest of her breast. Her hands intertwist in Xena's hair, while Xena nipped at her chest, before descending once more to her soaked core.

This time Gabrielle remained a spectator, taking in the sight of Xena's mouth moving in unison with her invading fingers. Her grip tighten when Xena started to moan while sucking and stroking her pussy.

Gabrielle couldn't take it any longer. She cried out her soul mate's name as she came again, this time, into Xena's accommodating mouth.

After Xena was done licking the bard clean, she gently pulled the amazon into her arms and kissed her softly. Gabrielle was well sated, she wasn't sure she could reciprocate the same treatment to her lover, even if the warrior begged her.

'No, nothing could keep me away if she pleaded with me.' she mused in a haze.

"So, I see you're spent." Xena jest.

"Give me a moment. Or several. I will be back in top form, you'll see."

Xena glimpsed at the sun. "A few hours before nightfall, that will be plenty of time for you to rest."

Gabrielle stifled a yawn. "What about you?"

"I'll be fine. In all the excitement of the day, we still hadn't eaten. So, I'm going to catch us some fish, cook 'em, and feed ya. I told you, I'm treating you like my Queen."

Gabrielle snickered as she wrapped her legs around Xena. "That's great and all. Just don't burn the fish, I like my food edible."

Xena headed towards shore with the bard in tow when she retorted. "Gabrielle please. I have many skills."

Some time later, after a small rest, a nice quiet meal, and freshen up, Gabrielle was contented holding onto Xena, making their way to the port of Scione. She ecstatically looked forward to reaching the harbor, so she could repay her blue eyed soul mate, for the love making they had shared.

"Have you decided on where we will spend our wedding and honeymoon?" Xena questioned.

"Um, actually, my mind is on another thought."

"Seems I've left an impression." Xena boasted.

"You're a good lay." Gabrielle teased. "I'm not sure where I want us to go, I'm still excited about becoming your wife and I can't wait to taste you tonight."

"Turn abouts, are fair play, I guess." Xena said while steering Argo onward. "You have to have some idea. I would like to know before we get to the docks."

Silence stilled the air as Gabrielle tried to think of a destination. She had the whole of Greece in mind. Athens, Attica, Acarnania, Corcyra. She then thought about going some place in the Peloponnese. Sparta, Phocis, Arcadia, Thasos, Epidamnus.

All of a sudden, the bard wasn't certain that she wanted to stay in Grecian lands.

'Maybe, some sights abroad. Rome is certainly out. The Celtic lands, naw, to close to Britannia. Crete could be alright. No, still Grecian.'

Xena, in an effort to jolt Gabrielle's thought process, added. "Sex can't be the main activity going on in that head of yours. If you want, and keep in mind, this is completely up to you. We could go to the Amazons, check up on them, make a home there. You could even claim your rightful place as Queen, and we can have an Amazon Bonding."

The Warrior Princess had such a high cheerful tone, until she felt Gabrielle's arms grip her sides more tightly.

The blonde amazon haven't seen her Amazon sisters since their last great battle against, Bellerophon. To Helicon and back, it was hell for everyone including Gabrielle, if not more. The courageous amazon had usurped leadership from Varia, the former Supreme Amazon Queen, after her failed attempt on Gabrielle's life.

Gabrielle knew that Varia has begun facing charges for betraying the united tribe, by trying to murder a fellow queen. When they returned to Amazonia, Gabrielle left Cyane IV as Regent, an opposite act comparing to the entire tribe that wished for her to stay and rule. Sadly she just couldn't.

"You don't want to rejoin the Amazons?" Xena asked.

"No." Gabrielle responded. "Not yet. Probably in the future, if a peaceful, tranquil life gets boring."

Xena was thrown off by Gabrielle's response. "Are you sure?"

"By joining the Amazon Nation, we'll be participating in one war or another."

Xena scoffed. "There will always be battles, Gabrielle."

"I thought it was my choice, Xena." Gabrielle was getting irritated.

"It is."

"It's not just war that concerns me. Being with the Amazons, there's always some type of contention. I want peace. We deserve some peace."

"Forgive me, Gabrielle." Xena said in chagrin. Just like that, she tried forcing her will on her beloved.

The bard's lips pecked Xena's shoulder. "All is fine. I know troubles are always capable of occurring anytime, anywhere, but I don't want to be in a predicament where fights are common, and we don't have a choice." she explained.

"And the Greater Good?" Xena wondered aloud.

Gabrielle took a moment to ponder the inquiry. "I don't mind helping others... Just not for a very long time."

Xena laughed, causing Gabrielle to join in.

"Point taking, I will not forget it. Hmm, how about Egypt?"

Gabrielle was ruminating on the subject.

"We'll get married, then me and you will have a very romantic time there. No Greater Good, no problems, only us. I promise." Xena said.

"Okay, but I'll hold you to your word." Gabrielle agreed.

"I swear, it'll exceed any expectations you'll have. It will be paradise."

The blonde dwelled on the sexual acts Xena and Antony partook in. How envious she was of the roman, as he had strawberries and honey, kissed and licked off his lips. The memory didn't make Gabrielle jealous now, Antony was dead, Xena was her's. Instead, the memories enliven Gabrielle to great extents.

Her mouth absorbed the skin below her soul mate's ear. "Do you know how much I want you right now?" she stated before her aperture initiated a suction motion.

Xena brought Argo II to a cessation in her ambling. Whirling in her seat on the palomino, Xena captured Gabrielle's tongue in a deep kiss. She knew her petite lover was still under the influence of battle lust, and Xena loved it when they had sex, with the bard being dominate.

Gabrielle and Xena moaned together as their souls became one. Gabrielle's small hands felt all over Xena's body, touching every inch of flesh that were available, preceeding to unbuckle the warrior's clasps on her armor, unsuccessfully, just as Xena commenced pulling the straps on Gabrielle's top down, to grasp her breast.

They were so enthused with each other, until a distant noise caught both their attentions.

Ceasing their exertions at the same time. "You heard that?" Xena and Gabrielle asked in sync.

Xena twirled back in front of the saddle grabbing the reigns.

'Please. Not a ruined paradise.' Gabrielle feared pulling her top back up to cover her exposed chest.

"Yay!" Xena shouted.

There was no need in being silent. The sun was slowly sinking from the sky, and whoever, or whatever caused Xena to feel that something was amiss, would be standing directly in her pathway.

After finally looping the bend, she pulled Argo to a grinding halt, beholding three warriors in different colored armor. Each with elaborate helmets that covered their heads and face, making it impossible to see their identity.

Xena instantly pegged them to be, Samurai, as she observed their accessories of Japa armor and weapons. One wore sunfire yellow armor with an assortment of blades circling his hip, a wakizashi, a tachi, and tanto. Another was wearing blue armor, a naginata on his back, and a tanto. The last was dawned in purple armor, a kusarigama chained to his left side, as well as a tanto.

They all was equipped with a sword Xena swore she would never see again.

Katanas.

"All of you, reveal yourselves. Is it a fight you all want?" Xena questioned while getting off of her mare, with Gabrielle following suit.

"No." A foreign, accented voice replied.

The three Samurai shifted aside to allow a man dressed as a monk and armed with a staff to step forward.

"Are you Xena Sama, The Warrior Princess?"

"Who wants to know?" the amazon asked.

The monk bowed in respect. "My name is, Kenji. We'd traveled all the way from the land of the Rising Sun, to seek her out. We are in a perilous situation, and need her aid. She said, we would find her here in Greek lands."

Xena was curious. "Who sent you for me?"

"Akemi." came the answer.

Gabrielle felt Xena's discomfort with the avowal of the name.

"Xena. What's wrong?" she asked cautiously.

A disenchanted expression was replaced with a stoic one as Xena affirmed.

"Akemi."

To Becontinued...

Disclaimers: See Chapter 1

Additional Note (Please Read): This story is tied in with the tale, The Conqueror and Ri, A Twist of Destiny. This is chapter 4, so if you haven't read the other chapters of both stories, you should do so if you want. No. I command that you do sooooooooo. I really don't want anyone rubbing their heads about the full plot. A special thanks to my readers (psst, keep the comments coming. This bard loves to be fed.) :-)

Feedback, or comments welcomed at,

Alexjanos612@yahoo.com

Xena and Gabrielle,

A Turn of Fate,

By, Ahkiken

Chapter 4: Ruined Paradise

Xena quickly finished brushing Argo down and checked her horseshoes for wear when her young lover came up to her.

"You handled that well." Gabrielle announced.

"Hopefully she'll get it together." The raven haired warrior tossed the bard her boots. "You was amazing today, Gabrielle. You kicked ass and saved a life."

Gabrielle sat down, but hesitated putting her foot ware back on. "I took a life today, Xena."

"I thought you were accepting your path as a warrior?"

Gabrielle let the boots slip from her grip. "I did... I do embrace it, but it gets difficult for me occasionally."

"Gabrielle-"

"Xena." Tanya interrupted without knowing.

She was saddled atop her dark brown horse. "I am on my way to Scione, maybe I'll hitch a boat back to Thessaly. Either there, or some place else."

"We're heading in, Ow." Gabrielle was cut off with a pinch to her shoulder from Xena.

Tanya was sadden that the light and dark duo's destination wouldn't be disclosed.

"I am forever grateful to have met you two, and in y'all debt."

"You're most welcome, Tanya. May your travels be safe and full of kind wonders." Gabrielle replied.

"Safe ventures." Xena said casually.

Tanya pulled the reigns to get her horse in motion.

When she moved pass them, she said. "I know you told me to find my own destiny, Xena, but I'm sure our paths will meet again."

And with that, Tanya trotted off.

"Xena." Gabrielle mildly smacked her arm. "Why didn't you want me telling Tanya, we were going to Scione?"

"She'll be fine. Besides, this is a good place as any for us to talk, now that we're by ourselves." The Warrior Princess moved closer to Gabrielle, grinning seductively. "Don't you want to talk, hmm?"

She pushed Gabrielle's boots aside, lowering herself in between the amazon's legs. "Forget about putting those on. Matter of fact." Xena began lugging at the straps of the blonde's halter top. "Let's get naked and jump back into the water."

"You didn't have to be so mean to her, Xena. Tanya is young and learning herself."

"She can learn herself somewhere away from us." Xena responded, her hands trying to peel the scarlet top off.

Gabrielle jerked from Xena, and walked over to her pack on Argo. Taking out the item she wanted to give to her soul mate, Gabrielle made her steps back towards Xena. Noting the worried expression on her lover's face, Gabrielle wanted to relieve her by slowly removing her red halter, the ornate silver belt and skirt, completely erasing the concerned look.

Indeed, Xena was fully allured by the now naked amazon as she watched her relax deeper in the stream. Xena hastily unclothed and joined her lover.

"What do you want to chat about?" Gabrielle implored, fighting back the battle lust.

"Are you alright? About earlier?"

"No, I'm not. Will you make it better?" Gabrielle asked closing the remaining space to Xena's sexy body.

"How can I?"

"Taking a life is still something I am learning to deal with. I don't like it and who knows, maybe later in our lives, we can stop the bloodshed. The Greater Good is draining me. I just want to be with you, Xena. You are my family, my home. I love you." the bard proclaimed.

"I love you too, sweetheart, and that's what I wanted to speak with you about when we got to Scione." Xena tried to hold Gabrielle's hands, but the younger woman encircled them around her back.

'That's even better.' the blue eyed woman thought as Gabrielle's body pressed firmly with her's.

"When we reach Scione, we will go wherever you choose." Xena told her.

"Seriously Xena, the choice is mine?" Gabrielle was taken aback.

"I wanted to surprise you, but like I said, what better place than here and now."

Gabrielle kissed Xena's breast lightly. "You have been full of surprises lately. You astound me. Who are you and what have you done with the real, Xena?"

Xena chuckled. "I can still be a tad gloomy and impassive, but the woman that always tried to discard you, is gone. You are the best thing to have ever happen in my life, and I am going to show you how much you mean to me. As long as breath course through my body, I will treat you as my Queen, the true ruler of my heart."

Next, their lips came together in a calm kiss, before becoming a storm of tongues fighting for dominance. Gabrielle was on the verge of losing grip of the small gift, by her need to touch every part of Xena's skin.

"Xena wait. Wait."

"What is it?" Xena questioned as her wet pink muscle sucked the spot on Gabrielle's neck.

A hard moan shot out from her throat, but Gabrielle fought to regain control.

"I... Mmm... I wanted to... Aw, yes Xena... Be more romantic when... Mmm, oouuuh... I asked you to... Marry me." the nude amazon groaned the words barely.

Xena's tongue made its trail back into Gabrielle mouth before teasing. "We done this already. I asked you, remember?"

Gabrielle unwrapped her arms from Xena, causing the tall warrior to be puzzled.

"Just say yes." Gabrielle demanded.

"Yes, Gabrielle. I will marry you." Xena did what was commanded of her.

Gabrielle grasped Xena's left hand and placed the gold ring on her index finger.

"Whoa, what's this? Where did you-"

The bard ceased her future wife tirade with a kiss.

"You are my world Xena. We have been through a lot, some events I don't care to remember." she repeated what Xena had said to her a fortnight ago. "Doing the times when you absolutely needed me, I have not been my best. I have failed you sometimes as well. But I swear to you, Xena, from now till the end of my life, I'll be faithful to you and you alone. I'll never put another above you. I will never abandon you. I'll be your's forever." Gabrielle declared bringing tears of joy to Xena's eyes.

"Xena, don't cry. You'll make me cry too."

"I... You didn't have to get me anything Gabrielle, but thank you." she said.

Xena inspected the golden circlet and read the words inscribed on it. "My Soul, My Life. Oh, Gabrielle where did you get this? It must've cost you a lot of dinars." Xena inquired.

If the question wasn't asked in such a jubilant manner, Gabrielle would've found herself getting miffed.

"It haven't cost me a lot of money. It cost us, a lot of money. What mines is yours now, and vice versa." the amazon retorted with a gleam of mischief in her greenish blue eyes. "It doesn't have any gems in it like the one you gave me. I hope that's alright."

"It's perfect the way it is. Plain is good, you know I'm not a show off." Xena replied.

Gabrielle giggled, amazed that her soul mate would make such a comment.

"Okay. Maybe I'm a bit showy, but that's because, I have many-"

"Skills." Gabrielle finished the famous phrase. "You should hope and pray, I'll never get tired of hearing you say that."

Xena scooped the petite blonde up, allowing Gabrielle to wrap her legs around Xena's waist.

"You should hope and pray that I'll get tired of saying it." Xena shot back in advance of her lips sharing a searing kiss on Gabrielle's.

Their mouths opened and joined as one, passionately tasting each other. Xena slowly grind Gabrielle's clit against her stomach. The friction was incredible, and it genuinely gave the bard something to write about later in her scrolls.

With her feet no longer touching the bottom of the stream, Gabrielle kept her eyes locked on Xena's, imagining her as a sea goddess, sprung from the depths to take her. In her imagined mind, the Warrior Princess was one with the water that engulfed them and was taking her body to pleasurable heights, that no one has never done, nor ever would do.

Xena's speed picked up slightly and Gabrielle knew she wouldn't last long.

"Xena." she moaned. "It feels too intense, I'm not going to be able to hold out much longer."

"Then you shouldn't, Gabrielle." Xena replied without interrupting the rhythm.

"But I want to make love to you also." Gabrielle moaned.

"You're making love to me right now. Giving you pleasure, brings me satisfaction too."

That was the last Gabrielle heard of Xena's husky tone, before the raven haired beauty began once again sucking and biting her neck and her pale pinkish nipples. Gabrielle was in a form of paradise, somewhere in the back of her head, she heard somebody moaning real loudly and wished that they would shut up, but realized that it was her voice the whole time. Instead of muffling down, her tune got louder.

"Xena!" Gabrielle yelled when her orgasm hit.

Her hands wanted to be everywhere on Xena's body, but could only find support cuffed underneath the strong woman's arms and upper back.

Xena continued licking Gabrielle's throat while carrying her into the deepest body of the stream, towards a stone boulder that was in the water. There she laid the delirious amazon on top of it and immediately feasted on the bard's neither lips.

Again, Gabrielle screamed aloud as Xena's tongue delicately licked her sex. She tried to lift her head up, to gaze at her future spouse going down on her, but her strength was fading fast. So she laid back, closed her eyes, and felt the wonderful things Xena was doing to her.

A tongue passed over her engorged clitoris, then two digits entered into her, pumping in and out of her. Xena ascended Gabrielle's lithe body, her fingers still busy at their task.

"Gabrielle." Xena called, caressing the side of the amazon's fair face.

Gabrielle opened her hooded eyes, her mouth still making exotic sounds.

"Watch me, can you do that?"

"Mmm, yes."

Their tongues met again as the fingers inside Gabrielle's sex plunged deeper and faster, easily accepted by the silky wetness that flowed. Gabrielle looked on at Xena's white teeth and pink tongue, bite and lick the harden crest of her breast. Her hands intertwist in Xena's hair, while Xena nipped at her chest, before descending once more to her soaked core.

This time Gabrielle remained a spectator, taking in the sight of Xena's mouth moving in unison with her invading fingers. Her grip tighten when Xena started to moan while sucking and stroking her pussy.

Gabrielle couldn't take it any longer. She cried out her soul mate's name as she came again, this time, into Xena's accommodating mouth.

After Xena was done licking the bard clean, she gently pulled the amazon into her arms and kissed her softly. Gabrielle was well sated, she wasn't sure she could reciprocate the same treatment to her lover, even if the warrior begged her.

'No, nothing could keep me away if she pleaded with me.' she mused in a haze.

"So, I see you're spent." Xena jest.

"Give me a moment. Or several. I will be back in top form, you'll see."

Xena glimpsed at the sun. "A few hours before nightfall, that will be plenty of time for you to rest."

Gabrielle stifled a yawn. "What about you?"

"I'll be fine. In all the excitement of the day, we still hadn't eaten. So, I'm going to catch us some fish, cook 'em, and feed ya. I told you, I'm treating you like my Queen."

Gabrielle snickered as she wrapped her legs around Xena. "That's great and all. Just don't burn the fish, I like my food edible."

Xena headed towards shore with the bard in tow when she retorted. "Gabrielle please. I have many skills."

Some time later, after a small rest, a nice quiet meal, and freshen up, Gabrielle was contented holding onto Xena, making their way to the port of Scione. She ecstatically looked forward to reaching the harbor, so she could repay her blue eyed soul mate, for the love making they had shared.

"Have you decided on where we will spend our wedding and honeymoon?" Xena questioned.

"Um, actually, my mind is on another thought."

"Seems I've left an impression." Xena boasted.

"You're a good lay." Gabrielle teased. "I'm not sure where I want us to go, I'm still excited about becoming your wife and I can't wait to taste you tonight."

"Turn abouts, are fair play, I guess." Xena said while steering Argo onward. "You have to have some idea. I would like to know before we get to the docks."

Silence stilled the air as Gabrielle tried to think of a destination. She had the whole of Greece in mind. Athens, Attica, Acarnania, Corcyra. She then thought about going some place in the Peloponnese. Sparta, Phocis, Arcadia, Thasos, Epidamnus.

All of a sudden, the bard wasn't certain that she wanted to stay in Grecian lands.

'Maybe, some sights abroad. Rome is certainly out. The Celtic lands, naw, to close to Britannia. Crete could be alright. No, still Grecian.'

Xena, in an effort to jolt Gabrielle's thought process, added. "Sex can't be the main activity going on in that head of yours. If you want, and keep in mind, this is completely up to you. We could go to the Amazons, check up on them, make a home there. You could even claim your rightful place as Queen, and we can have an Amazon Bonding."

The Warrior Princess had such a high cheerful tone, until she felt Gabrielle's arms grip her sides more tightly.

The blonde amazon haven't seen her Amazon sisters since their last great battle against, Bellerophon. To Helicon and back, it was hell for everyone including Gabrielle, if not more. The courageous amazon had usurped leadership from Varia, the former Supreme Amazon Queen, after her failed attempt on Gabrielle's life.

Gabrielle knew that Varia has begun facing charges for betraying the united tribe, by trying to murder a fellow queen. When they returned to Amazonia, Gabrielle left Cyane IV as Regent, an opposite act comparing to the entire tribe that wished for her to stay and rule. Sadly she just couldn't.

"You don't want to rejoin the Amazons?" Xena asked.

"No." Gabrielle responded. "Not yet. Probably in the future, if a peaceful, tranquil life gets boring."

Xena was thrown off by Gabrielle's response. "Are you sure?"

"By joining the Amazon Nation, we'll be participating in one war or another."

Xena scoffed. "There will always be battles, Gabrielle."

"I thought it was my choice, Xena." Gabrielle was getting irritated.

"It is."

"It's not just war that concerns me. Being with the Amazons, there's always some type of contention. I want peace. We deserve some peace."

"Forgive me, Gabrielle." Xena said in chagrin. Just like that, she tried forcing her will on her beloved.

The bard's lips pecked Xena's shoulder. "All is fine. I know troubles are always capable of occurring anytime, anywhere, but I don't want to be in a predicament where fights are common, and we don't have a choice." she explained.

"And the Greater Good?" Xena wondered aloud.

Gabrielle took a moment to ponder the inquiry. "I don't mind helping others... Just not for a very long time."

Xena laughed, causing Gabrielle to join in.

"Point taking, I will not forget it. Hmm, how about Egypt?"

Gabrielle was ruminating on the subject.

"We'll get married, then me and you will have a very romantic time there. No Greater Good, no problems, only us. I promise." Xena said.

"Okay, but I'll hold you to your word." Gabrielle agreed.

"I swear, it'll exceed any expectations you'll have. It will be paradise."

The blonde dwelled on the sexual acts Xena and Antony partook in. How envious she was of the roman, as he had strawberries and honey, kissed and licked off his lips. The memory didn't make Gabrielle jealous now, Antony was dead, Xena was her's. Instead, the memories enliven Gabrielle to great extents.

Her mouth absorbed the skin below her soul mate's ear. "Do you know how much I want you right now?" she stated before her aperture initiated a suction motion.

Xena brought Argo II to a cessation in her ambling. Whirling in her seat on the palomino, Xena captured Gabrielle's tongue in a deep kiss. She knew her petite lover was still under the influence of battle lust, and Xena loved it when they had sex, with the bard being dominate.

Gabrielle and Xena moaned together as their souls became one. Gabrielle's small hands felt all over Xena's body, touching every inch of flesh that were available, preceeding to unbuckle the warrior's clasps on her armor, unsuccessfully, just as Xena commenced pulling the straps on Gabrielle's top down, to grasp her breast.

They were so enthused with each other, until a distant noise caught both their attentions.

Ceasing their exertions at the same time. "You heard that?" Xena and Gabrielle asked in sync.

Xena twirled back in front of the saddle grabbing the reigns.

'Please. Not a ruined paradise.' Gabrielle feared pulling her top back up to cover her exposed chest.

"Yay!" Xena shouted.

There was no need in being silent. The sun was slowly sinking from the sky, and whoever, or whatever caused Xena to feel that something was amiss, would be standing directly in her pathway.

After finally looping the bend, she pulled Argo to a grinding halt, beholding three warriors in different colored armor. Each with elaborate helmets that covered their heads and face, making it impossible to see their identity.

Xena instantly pegged them to be, Samurai, as she observed their accessories of Japa armor and weapons. One wore sunfire yellow armor with an assortment of blades circling his hip, a wakizashi, a tachi, and tanto. Another was wearing blue armor, a naginata on his back, and a tanto. The last was dawned in purple armor, a kusarigama chained to his left side, as well as a tanto.

They all was equipped with a sword Xena swore she would never see again.

Katanas.

"All of you, reveal yourselves. Is it a fight you all want?" Xena questioned while getting off of her mare, with Gabrielle following suit.

"No." A foreign, accented voice replied.

The three Samurai shifted aside to allow a man dressed as a monk and armed with a staff to step forward.

"Are you Xena Sama, The Warrior Princess?"

"Who wants to know?" the amazon asked.

The monk bowed in respect. "My name is, Kenji. We'd traveled all the way from the land of the Rising Sun, to seek her out. We are in a perilous situation, and need her aid. She said, we would find her here in Greek lands."

Xena was curious. "Who sent you for me?"

"Akemi." came the answer.

Gabrielle felt Xena's discomfort with the avowal of the name.

"Xena. What's wrong?" she asked cautiously.

A disenchanted expression was replaced with a stoic one as Xena affirmed.

"Akemi."

TBC

 

 

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