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The time had come Gertrude and the witch, after a lengthy quarrel over Gertrude’s fiasco, finally made it to the house of the human woman who was to have a baby boy. The birth had all gone well and when the midwife had finally left the new mother and baby asleep, the witch transformed herself to look like the midwife.
She entered the house after the real midwife left and being that it was dark she had a great excuse to tell the woman’s husband not to bother his family till next morning. She thereby entered pretending she forgot something and switched the baby with the changeling. The mother would never know the difference. She placed the blaket around him and with magic made an illusion. He looked like a blanket and that was all. The new parents never noticed their child was being stolen from under their noses.
When outside the witch transformed to herself again laughing at her own slyness. Gertrude took the baby from her arms,”Give me the child, I must have him!”
“First aren’t you forgetting something, my dear?”
Gertrude in her dispair almost forgot,”Oh yes,” and grabbed the amulet placing it around his neck. The baby turned instantly to a spitting image of Jareth!”
His hair became a pale blonde with feathery wisps and his eyes were ice cold blue with one pupil larger than the other. The witch smiled again while Gertrude looked in dismay astounded at the transformation. The blue blanket would make him powerful while the amulet would always keep him looking like his supposed father. They ran to the castle and Gertrude did her little act even screamed for Jareth to hear something.
Jareth paced up and down awaiting his child’s birth.
Finally a goblin nurse came out,”Sire, your had a baby boy, congratulations!”
Jareth screamed out with joy,”A boy?!?It’s a boy!” He jumped up and down and was so excited! “Can, can I see the baby?”
“Not yet sire better let them rest for the night.”
“Ofcourse, ofcourse let’s not bother the new baby and mother.”
Jareth was too happy he knew that tomorrow would be the best day of his new life as a father. He would have a banquet! A great banquet in honor of his son.
He called on Mecha the head maid,” Prepare for a banquet, we are going to have a banquet in 1 week early in the morn! Make all the preparations neccessary, don’t spare anything! I shall introduce my son then. I want all the Underground to meet the heir of my throne!”
He made out the best announcements and invitations he could dream of and send them out in floating crystals to all the kingdoms of the Underground. He nearly danced!
“Now I have to finish the preparations for this great banquet, hmm what shall I name him? I most ponder on this decision. It should be a great name worth of a kind, the king that one he shall become!”
In Gertrude’s Room……….
Gertrude smiled at her devilish ways,”He fell for it! He fell for it, that fool! Now I shall be the most famous queen of the Underground! With him thinking he is a new father he will have party after party and banquet after banquet. We shall have masquerade balls and…”
The witch still being in the bedroom chambers became annoyed grabbing Gertrude by the arm. With a tight grip she screamed,”Shut up you little sniveling pig. He’ll hear you. Now remember that this baby was given to you NOT for glory but for a price. I want all rights to him. He shall be my pupil, you must bring him to me every week so I can teach him the dark magics I know, then one day he shall rise up and conquer all of the Underground with me as his guide and you as his mother! That day you stupid ninny will you celebrate for real. This is only the beginning of my revenge, I SHALL HAVE MY REVENGE ON ALL OF THOSE WHO THOUGHT I WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEIR SONS! FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO BANISHED ME TO THE EERIE WOODS!”
Gertrude only grunted at the old lady extingushing her little celebration. The old lady carried the little baby,”And you my dear sweet are the key to my vengeance!” The baby just gurgled and began looking for food.
“Now here the baby needs to eat.”
Gertrude in all her joy forgot that she was to raise this baby. How was she to breast feed the baby when she had no milk. Besides she did not want to have to deal with this baby, it would become annoying after a while. “I have nothing to feed him with.”
The witch smirked,”Go fetch a nursing fae. There has to be atleast one fae around the Underground who could nurse the baby. Tell her she shall be highly rewarded. And remember to keep this all quiet or suffer the consequences.”
The goblin servants went in search of a nursing fae trying to keep quiet not letting anyone see them leave the castle especially NOT Jareth.
Gertrude made a face of disgust as the witch handed her the baby,”Here this little bottle with milk should do the trick until your maids find a nursing fae. Now feed him and place him in his crib. I shall leave now but tomorrow I return. Good evening.” The witch disappeared into thin air.
Gertrude did not like the idea of having to take care of this infant but she had no choice, she fed him and placed him to sleep. “Thanks to you little baby now Jareth won’t leave me and he shall forgot all about his Sarah once and for all!!!!!