Return of the White Witch.

If I owned Narnia I would be rich and probably not writing right now...

Chapter 9: The Messenger

It was the dead of night and almost everyone was sleeping. They had arrived at the field where they fought against the White Witch before, they got everything set up and were ready for the most unexpected attack.

Most of the Narnians were asleep however, there were a few still awake, including Peter, in case there was an attack and people needed to be awakened. It was around every hour that the people who stood guard changed, so everyone could get some sleep to renew their energy.

All of a sudden there was rustling among the trees and the sound of twigs snapping. Peter stood immediately signalling for the rest of the guards to stand and wake everyone up.

Peter had his eyes glued to where the sound was coming from. He was a bit surprised when a dwarf came out of the bushes, but of course didn't let it show.

"Who are you and what do you want?" Peter asked, when he was sure that nothing else was behind the bushes, he couldn't be sure, but by the sound of it, there wasn't.

"I come with a message from the Great Queen of Narnia" Many scoffs were heard at this. The guards had managed to wake a lot up, the rest woke up at the sound of Peters voice.

"And what might that be?" Edmund asked.

"The Queen of Narnia says" He got out a scroll and cleared his throat. "Pevensie children, long time no see. Unfortunately we can't meet right now, which is why I have sent my most trusted servant to read you this. I will find you children and this time you will not escape, you will die and I will be ruler of Narnia. I wish you Good Luck Pevensie children, you're going to need it" By the end of the message you could just hear the evil laugh coming right off the page, as clear as if she was right there with them.

"She really thinks she can defeat us?" Someone nearly laughed.

"We can and we will" the dwarf defended.

When he spoke all eyes narrowed to him. There was a wash of fear over his face when this happened. He ran for it.

The leader of the centaurs was about to go after him, when...

"Don't do it, he's not worth it." Peter stopped him, he didn't know how far they really were from the White Witch and didn't want a loyal Narnain going after him when he didn't know what was really lurking behind the bushes.

"So what do we do now?" Lucy asked.

"We carry on with the plan, she doesn't know what it is, we just stay here until she comes to find us, we'll be ready" Peter assured them.

"Well, it's nearly sunrise, I'm going to get some practice with my shooting" Susan told them.

"OK, I'm going to practise my swordsmanship, Edmund what about you?" Peter asked.

"I think I'll join you"

"Everyone else, prepare for anything that may happen" Peter ordered.

They all nodded obeying their King.

With Susan and Lucy.

"When do you think we'll have to fight?" Lucy asked.

"I'm not sure, soon I'm guessing"

"We've defeated her once, do you think we can do it again?" Lucy asked.

Susan stopped her practising and went over to Lucy.

"Of course, why wouldn't you think so?"

"Well, the White Witch has spent years of planning this and now has so much rage towards us, she might be stronger"

"Might be. Don't worry Lucy, everything will be fine"

"You seem pretty confident"

"You have to be in these kind of situations, if you're not, then things won't go your way. You need to believe in yourself Lucy."

Lucy nodded.

"Alright now stop being such a pessimist, that's my role" Susan smiled.

Lucy laughed in agreement.

"When do you think we'll get back to our own world?" Lucy asked.

"When all this is over" Susan sighed.

"You don't seem too happy about it"

"Oh I am, it's just, Narnia, you know? We've done so much here, it's become like a second home"

"Yeah, only our home was knocked down and smashed to pieces."

"True, very true. But this is a world of magic"

"Do you want to stay here?" Lucy asked.

"Wouldn't be the worst idea in the world"

"Do you think Aslan would let you stay? You're only supposed to be here t-"

"To defeat the White Witch, I know. And that's what I've got to keep reminding myself." Susan laughed and rolled her eyes. "Don't worry Lou, I'll be back to my old self in no time once we're back"

With Peter and Edmund

Peter and Edmund are currently having a break from their sword fighting, they're down by the lake talking over a few things.

"Do you think we're ready?" Edmund asked.

"As ready as we'll ever be" Peter answered.

"I'm scared Peter. Not scared as in of mum and dad kind of scared, I'm scared for my life. Last time she had a plan of how she wanted to attack and everything. I have a feeling that this time will just be blind rage and revenge, are we really prepared for that?"

"Edmund, you know I'd never let anything happen to you, or the girls. Yes she may be attacking on instinct and not plan, but we have a plan, and it will work, I promise"

"Don't make promises you can't keep" Edmund sighed.

"I can keep this promise, Edmund. Even if it's the last thing I do, I'll keep it"

Edmund nodded satisfied with the answer.

"Come on, let's go find the girls" Peter suggested.

"Oh no, not yet, I want to talk to you two"

The boys knew the voice immediately, as soon as they heard it they got out their swords ready to fight however, it was just a voice, they couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

"Down here you fools" Peter and Edmund looked at each other before looking down and sure enough, the White Witch was there, well her face anyway.

"You can't kill me here, so it's pointless having those weapons out"

"Better safe than sorry" Peter sneered.

"True, but still pointless"

"What do you want?" Edmund asked.

"It's rude to interrupt, boy"

"Answer the question" Peter demanded.

"You really think you can defeat me?" She asked, as if the answer was obvious.

"We've done it before, we can do it again" Peter answered, feeling the need to reply anyway.

"Don't get too confident. When we go to war, I'll make sure to keep you alive, bring you back to my new castle and make you watch your siblings get tortured" she said, smiling evilly at her plan "You'll beg for death"

"I don't think so"

"Oh no? You may have defeated me once, but that was just once, I don't count on it happening again"

"How are you doing this?" Edmund asked, curiosity getting the better of him.

"Doing what?" The White Witch asked in an annoyed tone.

"Talking to us through water" Edmund nearly laughed, thinking it would be obvious what he was talking about.

"Ah, yes. Well you see, you learn a lot of things when you're dead. You'll see" she sneered

Peter had enough of her and slashed his hand through the water to get rid of the revolting face in front of them.

"I'm going to kill her" Peter swore, with rage in his eyes, still looking at the water.

OK, I owe you guys a HUMONGOUS apology! I have honestly and truly been working on this, but I still have (now) two other stories, no excuse I know, I'm late on one of my other stories as well (oh so late)...Either way, hope you like this chapter...and I am seriously SO SO SO sorry!