by Campfire Part 4
Xena Fanfiction, Xena fanfic, Xena fan fiction, Xena and
Gabrielle fanfiction, Xena fiction
The characters in this fan fiction are not mine. They belong to MCA/Universal/USA Studios and about a dozen other folks who Iím sure are making tons upon tons of money Ė unfortunately I am not one of them. This little tale contains adult themes and language and involves (you guessed) a love tale of two women.
Note: This story takes place around the Season Four episode Daughter of Palarma.
and Gabrielle take a greater step to being lovers.
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Campfire Part 4
Xena looked stoic
as ever has she sat running the whetstone the length of her
blade - cool, calculated, even strokes moving up and down.
Gabrielle never seemed to tire while watching the warrior
perform her nightly ritual. Even if her sword didnít see any
action, the warrior made it part of her evening routine.
The warrior looked
up from her task when she heard the heavy sigh of her
companion. Gabrielle casually tossed the scroll to the side,
giving a yawn. She wiped her eyes as if to will herself to
tired, Gabrielle," the warrior commented. "Why
donít cha get some sleep?"
"I do feel a
little bit worn down, but itís more than that,"
Gabrielle answered as she rolled up the parchment.
wrong? Still worried about the incident with your
family?" Xena replied, putting aside her sharpening duty
to move closer to the bard.
Gabrielle loved her
parents. But their less than civil response when they learned
of the growing love affair between her and the warrior
saddened and infuriated her all at once. The reactions she got
crept into both of their thoughts from time to time. Xena
never wanted to come between Gabrielle and her kin but as sure
as she breathed she didnít want to part with the bard
because of them.
no," Gabrielle answered breaking into Xenaís rambling
thoughts, "I havenít thought about that all day."
Xena crunched her
eyebrows. "Well, what is it then, Sweetheart? You can
considered the question. She closed the inkbottle and put the
quill aside. "I canít seem to write, Xena. I havenít
The far off look in
Gabrielleís eyes worried Xena.
when?" the warrior asked impatiently.
packed her belongs in the saddlebag.
Hope," she answered in a whispered voice. She wasnít
sure why but she felt ashamed by her answer.
Xena for her part
felt angry - not at the bard, but at the child of Dahak. How
much more conflict and pain was that Ďchildí going to
inflict on the bard? She was gone - Xena was certain - but her
time on earth left Gabrielle, perhaps both of them, scarred
for the rest of their lives. Xena was unsure of how to reply
to the confession.
write again, Gabrielle. I know it. With all youíve been
through... it just takes time," Xena answered trying to
comfort the bard.
sure, Xena," the bard protested softly. "The stories
are there, but they seem trapped - hindered in some way...
Iím so LOST sometimes like Iím just going through the
Ďmotionsí. Days pass - time moves on. But I donít feel
anything changing for me."
Xena sighed the
bardís name - part in frustration for being unable to help -
and in anger. They had stopped Dahakís arrive into the world...
but at what cost? The warrior stroked the bardís smooth
cheeks, struggling for a starting place.
"What can I do
to help?" Xena asked.
Xena was so sweet, so caring. It was a side to her that not
many people, if anyone, had ever truly seen. She felt proud
that she could bring this wonderful side out in the warrior.
"I wish I
knew," she said sincerely. Both women paused for a moment
until Gabrielle cleared her throat. "I was considering
perhaps traveling with you."
already travel together?" Xena grinned.
"Yes, but what
I had in mind would take us far from Greece. Back at the
village a man talked of India. He said itís a wonderful
place to find your soul. I think thatís what I need because
some days Xena... it feels like Iíve lost mine."
Xena thought her
heart might break. "Oh, Gabrielle, please donít doubt
that you have a soul. You have one of the most caring, pure
souls Iíve ever known."
at the way Xena would put her on a pedestal.
all I know is that something is missing. Iím at a place in
my life where I always wanted to be. Iím on the verge of
being your lover. People recognize me as Ďthe warrior
bardí in taverns. I have everything I ever wanted -
everything I ever dreamed of as a child - but thereís a part
of me that feels so empty."
"Then India it
is," Xena said without hesitation.
again, "Just like that - weíre off to India?"
not?" Xena replied. "You want to find yourself. And
if you think this will help you do that you have my full
support. Youíve spent all these years following me while I
searched for my place in the world. Perhaps itís time that
you lead us for awhile."
considered what the warrior was offering and she had to smile.
on," the warrior said, taking off her boots,
"Letís get some rest, okay?"
her consent and once Xena was safely nuzzled in the bedrolls
did she join her. Gabrielle let out a long sigh, after
snuggling in next to the warrior, that didnít go unnoticed.
Sweetheart," Xena coaxed the bard. "Everything will
work out. Youíll see. I promise."
Gabrielle moved her
head just a slight bit and kissed Xenaís collarbone
affectionately. Xena released a sigh of her own as a result.
One of contentment and arousal.
felt the need to add another kiss and then another. Xena
shifted herself down so she could be face-to-face. It seemed
like hours as they silently looked into each otherís eyes
although in truth it was just a matter of seconds.
"I love you so
much, Gabrielle," the warrior said stroking the bardís
cheek. "Iíd give you the world if I could."
"All I need is
you," the bard answered. "You are my world."
unleashed Xenaís long held passion and she kissed the bard
for all she was worth. Gabrielle returned in spirit all the
desire that Xena was showing. And the way Xena was sucking her
tongue as they kissed made her lightheaded. She had
experienced passion with Najara, but the feeling was nothing
couldnít say exactly HOW, but Gabrielle ended up straddling
the warriorís waist. She leaned over Xena and the bardís
long hair tickled the warriorís cleavage. Gabrielle watched
the warrior lick her lips and swallow hard at the sight before
Xena had waited
She had waited long
And with one quick
tug Gabrielle pulled her tunic up and over her head.
All that remained
was her bosom wrap and in a matter of moments Xena took the
gift that was being offered and pulled the material down
exposing the bardís full breasts. The warrior rose taking a
nipple in mouth, her lips and tongue and teeth teasing it to
attention. When Xena was satisfied with the reaction she went
to the other, giving it the same treatment.
fingers worked their way into Xenaís hair pulling her
closer, fueling both their growing fires. The tugs to her
nipples shot straight down to her sex and Gabrielle felt
herself growing wetter by the moment. Finally, she could take
no more of the loving treatment. She pulled away and saw the
hurt and confused look in Xenaís eyes. But soon enough
Xenaís eyes lit up again as she watched Gabrielle discarding
the wrap for good and going to work on her skirt. Once that
task was finished, she went to her britches.
Xena pleaded softly. "Leave them... For now."
With a coy grin,
Gabrielle did as Xena requested. She watched as the warrior
worked her way out of her leathers and her shift. Raising her
hand, Xena brought the bard back down to the sleeping furs.
Quickly, Xenaís fingers slid through the sides of
Gabrielleís hair, bringing her face forward for a searing
kiss. Gabrielle moaned at the intensity of it.
The amazon pulled
back for a moment to catch her breath. "Gods, I feel like
Iím on fire," she muttered before going back for
another melee of kisses. Her skin tingled at every light
caress that Xenaís fingertips provided. All the years of
waiting and wanting and hoping were coming together in this
one moment. It was overpowering. So much so that the amazon
began to cry.
Xena felt the sobs
against her neck that Gabrielle had be skillfully kissing just
a moment before.
the warrior said stroking her hair. "Itís alright if
youíre not ready," she offered.
her head to focus on Xena, her eyes still wet with unfallen
tears. Gently, she stroked the warriorís face, soaking up
the features sheíd pined over for so long.
okay," Xena added when Gabrielle still hadnít replied.
fine," Gabrielle answered after a few moments of silence.
"Iím just a bit overwhelmed, at the moment... I love
you so much, Xena... And the only thing that frightens me is
doing something like I did in that village."
herself a bit from the bard, moving into a sitting position,
but staying connected by holding Gabrielleís hands.
"What are you talking about Gabrielle? We helped two set
of people come together for the first time in history.
Whatís wrong with that?"
"Since you put
it that wayÖ. nothing," Gabrielle answered. "But I
made two set of parents compete for a childís love. I made a
child chose whom she wanted to make her life with... it was an
error in judgment that broke a lot of hearts. Canít you see?
I donít want to make another error and break yours too...
What if you decide we were better off as friends? What if I
let you down again at time when you need me most?"
Xena grinned and
shook her head. She pulled the bard close, kissing the top of
her head affectionately.
she whispered. "When you love and when you care... you
always run the risk of getting hurt. Iím willing to take
that chance because the pay-off in doing it is soooo great it
outweighs everything else... And like I said... I didnít see
that child choosing. I saw two nations come together with a
common link. Sheíll have both parents - both nations that
will love her... We did good, Sweetheart."
Gabrielle gave a
small grin and nodded her head but she still didnít make eye
contact with the warrior. Not until Xena hooked her chin with
"I love you
Gabrielle and I have faith... Weíll face difficult times,
but weíll face them together and weíll be stronger in the
end. I promise."
Gabrielle into another embrace and carefully escorted her to
the bedrolls. "Letís just go to sleep tonight, okay?
Weíll let Ďnature take its courseí some other night.
Youíve been through a lot lately and I donít think we
should add more to it at this point."
want you to think Iím a tease," Gabrielle said
Xena laughed out
loud in response. At first, the bard felt offended, but had a
grin soon enough upon realizing how ridiculous that statement
sounded. Soon she too was chuckling. When Xena regained some
composure she gave the bard a tight squeeze against her.
me," Xena replied. "You are far from a tease. A
tease doesnít enjoy my kisses as much as you do... It will
happen, Gabrielle. Letís give it time."
into the warriorís shoulder. "Thank you," she said
Xena could feel the
bardís smile upon her shoulder. "Thank you for loving
Ďmeí," the warrior answered.
"Well, you are
pretty wonderful," Gabrielle said playfully poking Xena
if you still feel that way after I spend my time take notes
while you kick butt," she teased.
really gonna hold me to that, are you?" Gabrielle asked
with mock concern.
can count on it little bard. Or should I sayÖ little
warrior? After all, Iím trading my sword for a quill
That earned the
warrior a poke to the ribs that made her chuckle.
as well, burying closer to the warrior. "I love you,
Xena sighed in
contentment. Her arousal had subsided and she was being
overtaken by the glow of simply having the bard near her
"I love you to
Moments later, both
woman brought a long day to a close.
to Part V