“A little pent up, hmm?” Aedion gives her his trademark grin, leaning in closer. I’m aware that you apparently had a past relationship with Kyllian-“, “This is happening,” Aedion blinks slowly, dazed. We just need to head back to the inn now.”, “Alright,” Aedion stands and stretches, eyes still blurry. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Rowan thinks about tearing Aedion to shreds, … He looks up, ready to see Aedion either pacing (something he’s found that Aedion does when restless, no matter how many times someone asks him to calm down and stop) or reading. Gavriel’s created a situation where Aedion can either say yes, and explain, or say no, and take the bed, which he obviously does not want to do. “Why did you go on the other side of the gates instead of helping us close them?”, “To give you a greater chance of living,” Gavriel immediately answers without hesitation. “Right, because you don’t love cheating at cards in those places.”, “True,” Aelin shoves his legs out of the way, collapsing on the couch herself, taking a gulp of her drink. I’m going to turn into my lion form, and move towards the river. Aedion feels a brief flash of confusion at this before realising that they had walked back into the castle while discussing the Laical book together, Aedion talking energetically and Gavriel adding in his own thoughts. “You can come,” he offers as compensation, though Gavriel is already hot on his heels, following his every step of the way with an assessing eye. Waves, Sun, Earth “I have plenty of friends!” Aedion scowls, sitting back. Eyeing the slim book, Gavriel takes it, opening to the first page. And now Gavriel is still waiting on the couch, reading while still alert of any threats that may approach. But Aelin…this whole thing was a trap for Aelin. Pride does swell, however, once he remembers that it was Aedion who pushed the monster back. left kudos on this work! “Have you found anything?”, “Nothing, really,” Gavriel places his book back. I swear to the gods-“, “She didn’t,” Rowan breathes in a deep breath, pinching the bridge of his nose. So close to everything finally being fixed.”. “I regret many of the things I did.”, “I would have found you,” Aedion stares at his lap. You don’t leave eleven year old children in the forest,” Gavriel snarls the last part, Aedion whirling around on him immediately. “Change out of your clothes,” Gavriel demands, instinct kicking in. “I need to concentrate on the rebuilding of Terrasen.”, Gavriel can practically hear Aelin screaming ‘workaholic asshole.’ “Aedion, you need to do something besides work. Aedion prepping himself to follow Aelin everywhere and anywhere: Originally posted by samanthapanther. Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius | Celaena Sardothien/Rowan Whitethorn, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius | Celaena Sardothien. “I-“ Aedion takes a moment to think of the right words. Kit, Kat, Krat “A nightmare and your head hurts,” Gavriel pulls back, frowning at the way Aedion squeezes his eyes shut and furrows his brow. Noticing his glance, the shadow in his eyes, Gavriel turns towards the space himself. Aedion Ashryver - a Throne of Glass fanfic. Finally, over. It’s still annoying to know that all fae are able to smell that he is Gavriel’s son, that there is no way to hide that irreversible truth. 23. They haven’t talked about Gavriel’s sacrifice or Aedion’s tears since. In A Court of Mist and Furyis said that she had delicate, pale legs and small breasts. After a short while, when his breathing evens out, it becomes obvious to Gavriel that his son has fallen asleep. “Do you want to come?”. “What happened here?”. With that she leaves the room, Aedion glaring daggers into her back the entire way. “I am going back to bed,” Aedion announces, turning on his heel. This fic contains 3 short stories, or one shots. “Eat,” Gavriel holds up a piece of bread dunked in soup, nudging it towards Aedion’s mouth, brooking no room for contradiction. I walked down the staircase and into the dining room. Instead, he watches how his son’s breathing evens out, even if the tension in his body remains. Fuck, Aelin would have a field day with that. Sighing, Gavriel places logs of wood in the fire place, preparing to warm up the room. Yes, Aedion played the part of a traitor, but what of before that? “And you’re my son,” Gavriel locks eyes with him. Their conversations are muffled, but easy to make out. “I know,” Gavriel’s voice hardens, his hands placing down the food. “I understand that this may be frustrating, but right now we need to build of something. “He was small, for his age. “You’re not,” Gavriel states, placing another blanket on top of him. Now he wants to step away, if only to just spite his cousin. “They were mainly for party tricks, but when you’re stuck in one spot while a blizzard rages on your find you can pick up a few skills from other soldiers.”, Pride flares in Gavriel’s chest again at how Aedion learnt through adversity. “Let them suffer.”, Gavriel chuckles. Instead of answering, Aedion crosses his arms and glares. However, there’s something about being alone with Gavriel, without anyone else there, that just provokes some part of Aedion to actually speak. “Nothing in particular.”. From who he doesn’t know. Many chapters can be read alone. It’s not a bargaining chip, or a threat, or something to lord over Aedion. “So, incredibly proud.”, “Right,” Aedion tries to steady his voice, shutting his eyes. 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And while Aedion did not doubt Aelin's skill as a warrior, the King of Adarlan was in another league entirely. Obeying, Aedion copies the motion, sucking in the breath slowly before releasing it once again. “Often enough,” Aedion answers warily, slowing for a moment to stare out at the vast expanse of land to their left, the ground covered in thick grass with only a few spots left bare with earth. “What else did she like?” Aedion tries to keep his voice steady. “They trained you to become Aelin’s weapon?” Gavriel inquires, immediately catching on the words. “Are you feeling any better today?”, “No,” the truth surprises him, not prepared to say it, “but I needed to stretch my legs.”, “Moving could encourage the nausea,” Gavriel’s brows draw together. The woman clearly knows that they may need secrecy. Once, those words would have been met by disbelief, and anger. AelinXAedion pt 2. “So why?”, Ah. Compared to that it was nothing.”. “Nothing,” Gavriel shrugs, sitting back on the bed. His son, who has fought in battles that are written down in history. Instead of protesting against the bed Aedion collapses in the sheets, eyes immediately closing as soon as he rests his head. Gavriel wakes again, the sun not even beginning to rise. would you have come back for me?”, Her eyes shutter, becoming guarded. “But being left in a forest isn’t as bad as fighting on a battle field when you are thirteen years old. “What are your interests?” Gavriel asks, trying to think of a topic. It isn’t hard to recognise the signs of a past battle field. Hurts.”. The looks on his face has morphed to complete and utter disbelief. That. “Why?”, “You are my pride,” Gavriel knows how heavy the words weight. “Lie down. Slowly, Aedion takes the book, confusion still lightly lining his face. Near delirious, Aedion simply allows Gavriel to do so. Raising their hoods, they edge around the outskirts of Rosamel, avoiding many humans and few fea that could easily recognise Aedion, and perhaps even Gavriel. We would have left.”, “So, boyo, Lysandra isn’t as busy today and I thought it’d be a good idea if you two talked-“, “-over lunch. “If you’re handling too much than taking a break even now could do you some good.”, “I fought for ten years,” Aedion’s voice softens, eyes staring unfocused at his plate. “Nearly got gutted like a fish. If you are ever ill like this again then you need to tell me, or at least someone, because you pushing yourself to the point where you collapse can’t continue. “Are you ill?”, “The nightmares,” Aedion grounds out the information, his fist clenching next to his leg. He hears his father leap of into the undergrowth in his lion form. A fifteen year old boy nearly being gutted alive. Sighing, Gavriel stares up at the sky, aware of every little sound and shift in the canopy surrounding them. It’s no surprise that you’re becoming sick now. “What are we-“. It shocks them both, the way they immediately flew into familiar patterns. Stewing in the silence, Gavriel stares through the sky-light at the moon and stars, soon drifting off to sleep. The same room as usual?”, “Of course,” she pats Aedion’s arm, defence clearly lowered. You can rest.”. “What about you?” Aedion snorts. “I’m just going downstairs for some food.”. There’s so much truth behind that sentence. “I need to stretch my legs,” Aedion rolls his shoulders, heading towards the trap-door. It appears that they were resting in front of a fire, not dripping large puddles anymore, yet obviously still cold if the small shiver of Aedion’s skin is anything to go by. The way he makes small talk back to Gavriel by asking how he is. “Just since the last battle.”. “Of course you do. “After this, we’ll go back upstairs.”. To speak of this to Renn would be hypocrisy. With that he leaves the room, Gavriel left in the silence. Because I do.”, “Right,” Gavriel swallows again, tawny eyes looking anywhere but at Aedion. “When I was sick, and you spoke of her…”, “Your mother,” Gavriel sighs, the sound heavy. Rowan has been meddling as much as Aelin. “Did you spend time in the forests, as a child?”, “Enough to know my way around,” Aedion sighs inaudibly, relenting. Once there we can spend the night, then tomorrow night we can get the file and head back.”, “Alright,” Gavriel nods, seeing no flaw in the plan. Chip, Chop, Chap You’ve had fantastic birthdays. “Not a word,” Aedion growls as they walk back to the castle, Aelin next to him. “I enjoy walks, exercises, reading… Everyone needs something to do with their free time.”, “I don’t have free time,” Aedion’s brows draw together. Well. All he can do is pace around Aedion, tend to the fire and empty said bucket. (collapse). Author: Sarah J. Maas. 6. As soon as his fingers graze Aedion’s shoulders his son springs into action, a knife suddenly flying towards Gavriel’s throat. But cracking his eyes open to see Gavriel sitting on the couch, reading and obviously on guard, sends a strange wave of comfort flowing through him. “Good,” Aedion tries not to tense, to remain relaxed. Feeling his son’s pulse through his shirt Gavriel swears under his breath, finally realising what’s happening. I know that. Gavriel takes in the small bookshop, the shop filled with both new and old books, an entire shelf dedicated to free books that the shop no longer wants. “What kind of books do you like reading?” Gavriel pulls out a small novel. Gavriel raises his brow at the way Aedion obviously struggles to catch his words, his bleary eyes hazing over even further. “Did something keep you awake?” They all have the nightmares. 12. Not a single drop of it. ‘We needed you two to spend some gods damn time together outside of the castle so you would get some alone time. “It has some good suggestions on how to make him feel safe to share his feelings. “You already are. Aelin grins the same shit-eating grin she wore when they were younger and Aedion agreed to join her tea-parties, unaware that wearing dresses and make-up was a part of the agreement (he didn’t dislike it completely, but he’ll never let her know that). “You nearly pushed yourself to death.”. “No more shitty excuses to get them out of the city.”, “We had fun, didn’t we?” Aelin scowls, elbowing him. Aedion comes back upstairs, and Gavriel frowns when he sees that Aedion is wearing the same clothes. “Amalia has the inn to run, and Aelin needed us to meet her friend-“, “Aedion!” Gavriel barks, placing his hands on his son’s shoulders. If he thinks back, and adds the months, then Aedion should have been born a little earlier in the year, around winter. For some reason he doesn’t doubt that anyone who walks into the room uninvited will be at the mercy of the Lion. And I don’t just... prefer one gender. Something shudders through Gavriel’s chest, a painful swell of emotions that threatens to engulf him. Aelin said she had to bring you breakfast this morning because you were tired. Some strange part of him just… trusts, that Gavriel will never hurt him the way others have. “Come on,” Aedion grunts, pulling himself up. “Since we don’t know when Aelin’s assassin friend will be showing up I’ll need something to distract myself.”. As soon as they enter the building Fenrys and Aelin head for the bar, the others following. I love Lysandra and Lysandra is a female and that suits us both.”, “Of course,” Gavriel nods vigorously, the panic now showing. Flip, Flicker, Fear His son had slipped on an icy patch of ground and straight into a pile of snow before Gavriel could catch him. ... Rowan asks Aedion as they sit at the bar. Aelin and Rowan, Aedion and Lysandra, Dorian and Manon, Chaol and Yrene, Lorcan and Elide, and even Nesryn and Sartaq; I just care about them all so much by this point! Bluffing runs in the family.”, “Come tonight,” Aelin scowls. Find out if they plan on staying, see if you can find out anything about Rowan—but be discreet.” Aedion sends her a wink. “No,” Fenrys is still grinning, mirth in his eyes. It makes sense that as a child thrown into war his security blankets would shift from toys and people to fighting gear and swords. “Ten, turning eleven,” jaw clenching, Aedion turns his head away when Gavriel tries to catch his eyes. A steady, warm presence as he tips his head back to stare at the stars. Swinging his legs out of bed he cautiously approaches Aedion’s fidgeting body, placing one hand far out in front of himself. “So,” Aedion shoulders his bag, eyeing off into the distance, “we could hike up to the top there and set up camp.”. “Tonight. Turning to his side he notices Aedion, his son, facing Gavriel, his legs curled up so they don’t hang off the edge of the couch. You have no idea how proud you’ve already made me.”. He doesn’t add the suggestion of a nap, or retiring early for the night. You deserve more time.”, “We could have had more time, but you knew you would die and tried anyway,” Aedion knows there’s desperation in his eyes. “Before the war?”, Aedion barks a laugh, a vicious glint edging his eyes. What if Gavriel’s memories are getting muddled, and he has it all wrong? Get closer to the magic this Christmas with our new collection of festive treats. And later, the knowledge that she could leave him in a way he could never leave her. “-and I couldn’t take it anymore!” Aelin throws her hands up. Maybe some of it was an excuse, so they wouldn’t have to. Rolling his eyes, Rowan stands, heading off towards Aelin. “Here,” Gavriel murmurs gently, placing a steady hand on Aedion’s back to help him sit up. One Gavriel has never heard from his son before. You shouldn’t read that!”. Maybe their whole family, their court, can rebuild the pieces and come together once again. “I need you to go into Rosamel with Gavriel.”. “And I couldn’t be prouder of you and all the sacrifices you’ve selflessly made for others.”. Aedion repels away from the soft and searching look in his father’s eyes, nearly fidgeting under the pressure of that look. Centuries of fighting through battlefields, and yet this terrifies him. “It gets cold by the mountains.”. If a grown male decides to join then he is prepared for those consequences, but a young male who had no choice? She was seven when she had been brought to Elfhame by Madoc, the murderer of her parents and with each day she had spent here, the memories of the mortal world had become more and more distant inside her head until that world became as alien to her as it would to a faerie. I hurt you. Hunting?”, “Basically,” Aedion avoids eye contact. Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3). It’s at the point where they have to learn how to talk, how to interact, on their own,” he pins her with a glare. This is the second time Gavriel has had to help Aedion out of a sweat-drenched shirt and into a clean one. The nightmares of a child’s scared memory? He holds him, crushing him in his arms as he shudders, as if to keep him from falling apart while his fast breathing stays erratic. Synopsis from Goodreds: Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Format: Hardcover Pages: 648. (See the end of the work for more notes.). “If our positions had been reversed, if I was the younger one and you were older when the war broke out. I don’t know what to do, alright? Gavriel takes in the pale state of his son, aware that his clenched jaw is to still teeth, able to see the goosbumps on his body. And how could she believe that their bond was that weak? She meets Aedion’s … They need that extra energy, that extra bit of food to help them in case they run out of reserves. Of bottled up hurt raging forth thanks to the fever setting in. “Loud. That’s the cost of war. Showing his father the way to the inn, Aedion leads Gavriel through the back door. They sit at the table, Aedion watching as Gavriel neatly piles his plate full of food before grabbing a few pieces of fruit, bread and crackers himself. In through the nose, then out through your mouth.”. Stifling a yawn, Aedion winces at the sun, stance breaking for a single moment. “I heard about last night, and realised that we’ve never really had a conversation or talked about your- your preferences-“, “Or not!” Gavriel holds up his hands, confusion, panic and slight fear flashing across his face. He hears him work his way through the trees, animals scattering around him, Gavriel obviously not silencing his movements to make it easier for his son. “And now that we know of their love for Aelin it’s likely that they’ll extend the same courtesy to her blood-sworn.”, “Did-“ Gavriel clears his throat, the trees starting to provide shade from the sun. 11. What had the kind woman meant, about ensuring that Aedion eats plenty of food? Shatter, Colour, Patter You don’t need to go to every meeting, worry about every problem anymore.”. 790 guests Pages: 565. If anything they just need another good night out.”, “I don’t want to go out with you. . As Rowan took a long sip from his water bottle Lorcan tore his gaze away from Rowan and focused on Aedion. Eyeing Aedion, Gavriel slows to a trot, slinking towards Aedion before shifting back. It’s a little shocking, the ferocious way she tries to devour him. Can you repeat what I just said?”. Sighing, Gavriel checks the fire before sitting on the couch, eyeing Aedion’s book. Is there anything better, or worse, than standing next to his son? “Why would you think that? In the castle it’s so easy for them to miss each other, yet here they can be in close proximities and actually talk. Aelin smirks, albeit a little pale. So relaxed, so young and untroubled. Another hiccup punctuates the room, the fire still smouldering, illuminating the room in a soft light. Rowan, Aedion,Galan. Whisper, Scream, Tremble We can continue it much, much later in life. “Thank you for this... conversation. We needed someone to hold them back on the other side.”, Gavriel gives him a steady look, something like sorrow in his gaze. “So, did you two finally work out your shit?” Aelin drawls from her throne, Rowan sighing besides her. Nothing I have ever received was free; it’s always ended up having price.”. A child? He resists the urge to reach out and brush his hair away from his eyes, his son’s scares flickering against his golden skin in the firelight as he mumbles words every few minutes, sleep-talking. Sensing his son’s rising anger Gavriel hastily takes a step forward. Even if he had taken Aedion far away, being Gavriel’s son would be more than enough of a reason for multiple people to hunt him down. Focus, and try to tell me the individual sounds.”, “Birds to my left, near north, a flock of them,” Aedion murmurs, trying to expand his range of hearing. Should Gavriel say something? “Staying inside the inn for the entire day isn’t exactly the most stimulating thing in the world,” Gavriel smiles slightly, examining books himself. Why weren’t you there?” A dry, broken laugh leaves Aedion. “Because I wanted to,” Gavriel decides on the exact truth. Aedion trying not to fanboy when he meets rowan for the first time: Originally posted by juliadorable. Their cub? Fevers, Words, Stars “What’s happening?”, Gavriel goes to soothe him, seeing his son begin to sharpen. “I didn’t know you liked to read.”, “Only if I have the time, or can’t work and train,” Aedion hums. I don’t know when they’ll arrive; I just know where you need to meet them. “What do you want in return for it?”. Holding his son Gavriel waits for the panic to slowly subside, unwilling to release him until he’s ready. 2. 17. “Yes!” Gavriel snaps, voice almost as forceful as when he first demanded that Aedion would rest during that final battle. Not coated with dark rings thanks to the few hours of sleep he achieved, but instead misted over as if lost in a fog. Deciding not to argue, Aedion allows his body to sinks back into the bed, the weightlessness of not carrying weapons or armour when sleeping a strange sensation. Gods. There, she meets with two characters who she tries her best to learn under. “We’re actually talking about this.”, “It’s just, I heard about last night, with Lysandra-“, “Does everyone know about that?” Aedion chokes, raising his hands to card through his hair. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works It’s driven Aelin crazy more than once, determining that her cousin is a ‘workaholic asshole of an idiot.’. I wish I had the chance to talk to her.”. “We won’t be attacked, Aedion,” Gavriel gently explains, sitting forwards with his hands clasped. If you can’t find another physical activity besides training to do, then you could continue on with music, or reading-“, Stop,” Aedion sits up, cutting Gavriel off. Narrowing his own eyes Aedion refuses to look away, internally snarling at the challenge being presented to him. Aedion sucks in a deep breath, examining his father. 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