Toby's Wish

Summary

Sarah never forgot what she learned that night many years ago. But some lessons that are hard taught to some are never learned by others. Toby never learned those lessons and now someone has to pay.

Genre:
Drama
Author:
HyborianQueen
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
16
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

*Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.

No family knows the truth behind those words quite like the Williams, particularly the younger of the family, Sarah and her brother, Toby.

It all started sixteen years earlier when Sarah was fourteen and was left to babysit her squalling half-brother, who, at the time, was the helpless age of eighteen months. Sarah, in a fit of anger and frustration, wished her little brother away to Jareth, the Goblin King, ruler of the Labyrinth. When he came to retrieve the babe, Sarah pleaded with him not to take Toby, but what's said is said.

Her first lesson was in the power of words.

However, the Goblin King was generous and offered Sarah her dreams in exchange for the simpering child. Tempted as she was, Sarah refused. Jareth then offered to let her run the Labyrinth in order to win him back but if she couldn't reach the castle beyond the Goblin City in thirteen hours time, her baby brother would be forfeited and become a goblin forever.

Her second lesson was in the consequences of words.

So, through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, Sarah fought her way to the center of the labyrinth to save her brother. But Jareth wasn't quite done with the heroine just yet. The Goblin King never was a graceful loser and tried to seduce her with masques and pretty words of devotion, all in an attempt distract her from her quest. Yet, despite all his temptations, Sarah managed to say the right words "you have no power over me" and defeated the Goblin King. He returned Sarah and her brother home and retreated, screeching, into the darkness amidst feathers and glitter in his owl form.

Her third lesson was in the redemption of words.

Sarah never forgot the lessons she learned that night and was a doting and protective sister to the young Toby. Through the years, she nurtured and sheltered her brother, whom she fought so hard to save from the Goblin King's clutches. Toby grew up basking in the affection and love of his older sister and as much as I would like to say that they grew into adulthood with mutual love and respect for one another and lived happily ever after, that is hardly ever the case. If that were to be the case, my story would be very short indeed. No, it doesn't end there. For some lessons, though bitterly learned by some, are for others left untaught. Some lessons, which ought never to be neglected, have tendencies to lay by the wayside on the road to maturity. And sometimes, when lessons are neglected or forgotten, they have a way of coming back around to bite you in the end.

….And what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the girl.

.

*Jean Paul Sartre


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Mygirl98: I absolutely loved the story. I’ve already read the other stories. I wish I could’ve read them in order because it would’ve been epic to read them back to back and then the second generation. If you haven’t read any other books by this author please read them in order you’ll love them all even mo...

Rain: It was the best. It didn't have those cringe cliche wolf story plots, yet it still hit all the right places.

huriya089: I think the author has displayed a very good understanding of the characters and I am thoughrly enjoying reading this

Lanrev Yakanna: This is s very interesting story, the setting of the story keeps it'd readers coming back for me. I love it very much

You: A very emotional book

abby: Good book to read.will recommend it to my friends and workmates

Blackeyedlunah: I liked the plot but the story is rushed.

Ellida Yngente: Enjoyable read so far . Nice leading characters and good contemporary plot .

Donair: Love how the story goes and couldn't help laugh while reading too. Nice job author. Just hope the update will come soon.

More Recommendations

Sash Gaffoor: Absolutely love this plot and the story has me hooked, looking forward to reading more

Umu Shour: U are really an amazing writer author 🥰I have read almost all ur books u are really great 💙💙💙and this one also is muah 💜much love

maite: I like the author's skill of writing and also the story is much great very close to my heart knowing how hard it is to love someone that you cant have..I also like the fact there are no mistakes concerning the grammar.everything is perfect

Cj Tukana: Awesome story line right now...

Deign Pen: Very Interesting. I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition this April.

scionmama18: L♥️VE it!! As usual NEED WHOLE story!! Want to see Cora knock Elle & other hot to trot big mouthed heifers on their asses!! Lol.

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.