Consequences and Rewards
be serious!” Galatia was furious.
take that tone with me young lady!” Cadence was having none of it.
“Why am I
being punished for finally sticking up for myself?” She had her hands on her
hips and she was red in the face.
know what has come over you today, but let me tell you I don’t like it. I don’t
like it one bit!” She took a step towards her defiant daughter.
“What have I
done today that could possibly warrant that kind of comment? Huh, what have I
done?” Galatia took her hands from her hips and crossed them across her chest.
seriously considered slapping her daughter right across her mouth. But she held
her emotions. “Fine, I had grounded you for tonight but I think that perhaps a
weekend around the house would be better.” Galatia started to protest but
Cadence cut her off with a look. “Keep it up and you’ll get more! Enjoy your
party tomorrow because it will be all you get for the weekend. You’re not going
out and no-one comes here. Now go to your room and just you think about what
you’ve done today!” She had unconsciously
assumed the same defiant stance as her daughter.
screamed and stomped to her room. “Son of a Bacchae!” She growled as she left
you just say?” Cadence yelled after her. She wasn’t quite sure what it was that
she had heard.
mother.” Galatia didn’t try to hide her anger but she was smart enough to not
incur more of her mother’s wrath.
called the children for dinner Galatia did not argue or cause any fuss
whatsoever at the dinner table. She even helped remove the dishes and put the
food away without being asked or told. Then she quietly went back to her room
and called Zaria.
that you were coming over for dinner tonight Gal.” Harmony, Zaria’s mother had
answered the vid phone. Zaria was helping with the dishes.
ma’am but I got grounded for challenging Peace to a sparring match today and
for leaving a few bruises on mommy’s little warlord.” She was still quite angry
at her mother’s decision.
not one of Cadence’s biggest fans but she wouldn’t think of openly speaking
against the child’s mother. “I’m sure that she had a reason for what she did
dear. Anyway tomorrow is your birthday and you will have lots of friends over
to play with. That will help to ease the sting. Isn’t Lance coming around
“God I hope
not!” She saw the surprised reaction from Harmony. “I’m sorry I thought that
maybe Zaria had told you… I broke up with Lance today. I just couldn’t stand
him anymore. He was pushy and demanding and arrogant and he was a horrible
broke out in laughter. “It’s no good having a boyfriend that’s a horrible
kisser.” She giggled a bit more. Perhaps she found it so amusing because she
had someone once that was a horrible kisser. “Well I’ll let you go and talk to
Zaria dear. I’ll see you tomorrow.”
goodbye to Harmony and the screen changed to show her Xena sitting in her
bedroom. “So you pissed off your mom huh?”
being so unfair!” Gabrielle was pouting.
it’s not fair, who ever said life was fair. I heard that somewhere. Besides you
should be proud regardless of what your mom thinks. Peace has a huge knot in
the center of her forehead and she can barely raise her left arm. It makes me
laugh just looking at her.” Xena was highly amused.
wanted to see you tonight.” She was still pouting.
“Ah, I see…
then maybe you shouldn’t have nocked your sister between the eyes with an oak
staff.” Xena was loving this. She hadn’t seen Gabrielle pout in a very long
“Oh shut up…
it was kind of funny.” She smiled. “But how am I supposed to sleep without
you?” She was not pouting anymore… she was genuinely sad.
you’ve slept well enough for the last fifteen years.” Xena tried to comfort
before I knew who I really was. Do you know what the first thing I did when I
woke up this morning?” Xena didn’t answer she just shook her head. “I called
for you. You weren’t there beside me so I figured that you must be in the
kitchen burning breakfast or something worse. So I called for you so I could
stop you and make you breakfast instead.” She looked as sad as she felt. “I
didn’t sleep in so I wanted to make you breakfast.” She smiled a little sad
smile and a tear fell.
Gabrielle don’t. Ssshhh, please don’t… I can’t… touch you from here.” That’s
when Xena decided. She was going to spend the night with Gabrielle. “Okay
honey, listen to me…” She laid out her plan to her beloved.
ten minutes later she was tapping on Gabrielle’s window. The window alarm had
been shut off by Gabrielle and the GEV unit had been sworn to secrecy. Xena
crawled in the window and onto Gabrielle’s bed. The GEV automatically
reactivated the alarm and darkened the window. Gabrielle pulled the curtains
down to block out any sight from outside.
got dressed into their nightshirts and crawled under the covers together. Xena
was next to the wall so if someone came in she could be hidden with pillows and
stuffed animals. She scooted down deep under the covers and Gabrielle curled up
next to her and wrapped an arm around her.
can’t get over how cute you are at this age.” Gabrielle said sleepily but
contentedly as well.
you cute.” She said in mock anger.
do.” Gabrielle wasn’t joking.
“Oh I will
dear, but not tonight.” She pulled her beloved closer.
promises… in the dark.” She quoted the old song.
her and when she let out a little yelp Xena shushed her. In response Gabrielle
did what she had wanted to do all day long. She pulled herself up onto an elbow
and leaned her head down so she could place a long sensual kiss onto Xena’s
receptive lips. ‘Now here’s a person that knows how to kiss.’ She thought to
herself as the kiss went on and on and their hands started to roam.
her lips away from Gabrielle’s. “Babe, not tonight.” She could barely control
herself. Gabrielle’s lips and hands were very insistent and her body was
getting into the mood now as well. They may be in teenage bodies but they
remembered how to do everything. “Babe… ohhh, babe you are not making this easy.”
the muffled reply that Xena heard with only one ear since that was where the
mouth was that said it.
is not the place. What if your mother walks in?”
care.” This was delivered in a husky voice and in a matter of fact tone.
ohhh, honey… please stop and think for just a minute with something above your
waist.” It was getting really hard to think with her mind too. Had she been a
man she would have been long past coherent thought. “Gabrielle, if Cadence
catches us this way she will forbid us seeing each other ever again. Unless you
suddenly want to let everyone know that we’re here… for the sake of one night
of pleasure that we can have in freedom tomorrow night.” She really hoped that
this argument got through because she didn’t think that she would be able to
come up with another one or even want to. Her little Warrior Bard had many
hands stopped what they had been doing and her body followed suit. She looked
up from Xena’s chest at the baby blues that she loved so much. “You had better
make good tomorrow Xena.” She kissed her lover’s lips lightly and laid her head
down on her chest.
don’t worry… trust me.” Xena had to really control her thoughts and her hands
now. Gabrielle had succeeded in switching quite a few buttons to the on position in a very short time.
crawled up on top of Xena and found her favorite sleeping spot and was getting
comfortable. Xena pulled the covers back up and wrapped her arms around
Gabrielle. Thankfully they were asleep a few minutes later.