Disclaimer: I do not own Eragon

Disclaimer: I do not own Eragon.

Sadly, I think this is the last chapter. I was thinking it over for the past week, which is why I didn't update sooner.

The Third Rider

Chapter 12

Alexine was riding on her horse the next day, looking for Galbatorix. She wasn't exactly happy that this responsibility had fallen on her shoulders, but Alex would do what she had to for Alegasia. Besides, she would then become the Empress of Alegasia, and she could fix what her father did.

But first that depended on whether or not Alegasia really needed someone to rule.

You'll figure it out, Merick said.

I know, but it's all so hard.

No one ever said it was easy.

I hate it when you're right.

Eragon and Saphira were having their own conversation.

What do you think of Alex? Eragon asked.

She might be the one. Arya turned you down, and Alexine is still of noble birth.

I didn't even think of that, but now that you bring it up, I think you're right.

Besides, you two already like each other, so go after her. She may want you to help her fix Alegasia.

Maybe…What's that?

Saphira looked where Eragon was mentally pointing. There was a black dot on the horizon, and it was definitely in the air.

Merick?

Yes Eragon?

Let Alexine know that Galbatorix may be coming.

What?

Just tell her!

And now Alex was in a panic, which would be good for when her father landed. She made sure the dagger was in her sleeve, hidden from view. This was it.

Galbatorix was looking through his dragon's eyes and saw Alexine. He almost felt relieved at seeing her unscathed. Galbatorix landed in front of his daughter.

Alexine jumped off the horse when Galbatorix climbed down.

"Ah, Alex, I am grateful to see you unscathed," Galbatorix said.

"Why? You never showed me any attention before," Alexine said. They were about a yard apart. The last time Alexine had let them come this close together was the day he killed her mother. Tears started streaming down her face.

"You are the heir to Alegasia, of course I want you alive and unscathed, it doesn't look good," he said.

"Some father, you don't care about me. All you want is that stupid rock," Alex said. Real tears were falling down her dirt covered face.

"Come here my girl," Galbatorix said, and held out his arms for a hug. Every once in a while he showed compassion. It was just that this time would be his last.

Alexine walked into his arms, and put hers around him. She quickly got out the dagger hidden in her sleeve, and before she could think about what she was doing, she plunged it deep into his heart. She let go of the dagger, and walked away from her father.

"That was for my mother," she said. "And I know where your precious green rock is." Merick, come down. Merick landed next to Alexine, and Galbatorix stared hatefully at the two of them. His dragon didn't make a sound next to him as they died. Alexine climbed onto Merick, and they took off into the sky.

"You did it," Eragon said. "It's over."

"No, only my father's life is over. I still have to clean up my father's mess," Alexine said.

"Good thing you have awhile then, isn't it?" Eragon joked.

"And I'm gonna need every minute of it," Alex said.

"I'd like to help," Eragon said, working up nerve. It had been so much easier with Arya.

"What?"

"I'd like to help you clean up Alegasia."

"I'm not gonna turn anyone down who wants to help me," Alex said, not actually understanding what he was getting at. Merick went upside down and flew over Eragon and Saphira. "Ahh!"

"What I'm trying to say is, I love you, Alexine," Eragon said. Alexine blushed.

"I love you to, Eragon," Alex said. They tried to kiss, but it was rather awkward since Alexine was upside down.

Two months later …

Alexine was the Empress of Alegasia, and Eragon was the Emperor. They were doing their best to fix Alegasia, but it was going to take time. The elves had come out of hiding.

Murtagh was helping a little. He was doing his best to fix the fact that he had helped Galbatorix.

And best of all, there was another dragon egg up for grabs. Yep, Saphira and Merick had been busy.

And after they fixed everything a century later…

THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

-End of Chapter 12- -End of The Third Rider-

I did it! I finished another story! And for how long I have been a member it is really sad to think that this is only the second story I finished.

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