Clarke rolled over, surprised to find the spot next to her empty. She pushed herself up and looked around for Lexa.
"Lexa" she called out. There was no response. So with a sigh Clarke got out of bed and got dressed. She headed to the throne room ready to give Lexa a peace of her mind. Honestly to wake up alone after sleeping together, how dare she.
As Clarke entered the throne room, all previous anger vanished at the sight before her. Lexa was walking around the room while she taught a bunch of children about what it means to be a commander. Her face was so peaceful, with a smile upon her lips and a twinkle in her eyes. The only time Clarke has seen Lexa with a look like that was when she was looking at her.
It didn't take long for Lexa to notice Clarke's presences. She ordered the children to continue their training as she walked over to Clarke.
"Good morning, Clarke"
"Morning Lexa, who are these kids?"
"Their Natblidas. Ones who can become the next commander. When they are found they are sent here for training"
"I see, so this is why you left alone this morning." Clarke turned her head to Lexa with a raised eyebrow.
"I'm sorry Clarke but I had things to attend to and you looked so peaceful. I didn't want to disturb you."
"Well next time I expect a good morning kiss before you leave."
"Glad to know there will be a next time."
A blush covered Clarke's cheeks as she gave Lexa a shove. "Shut up"
Lexa let out a small laugh as she turned her attention back to the Natblidas.
"That's enough training for now, you may leave."
As the the Natblidas headed out Lexa called out to one to stay back.
"Clarke this is Aden. He is the most promising of the Natblidas. If I were to die he would likely succeed me."
"Hello Aden" Clarke reaches out her arm to him as she looks to Lexa.
"Its nice to meet you, but I hope its a many longs years before you become Heda."
"If I become Heda. It is nice to meet you as well." Aden says as her grabs Clarke's outstretched arm.
"That will be all Aden thank you." Aden bows his head to both Lexa and Clarke before leaving.
"He's like a mini you. How adorable."
Lexa turned to Clarke and raised her eyebrow, while Clarke just smiled at her.
"We are meeting the Clan leaders today, so I hope you are ready."
"I'm good to go, unless there is something I should be ready for."
"No, but I am making an announcement today and I'm sure it wont go over well, but no matter I will deal with it."
"Okay" Clarke gives Lexa a questioning look, after all that was a vague answer. "Shall we go then?"
After they finished their morning duties, they headed to were the meeting would take place. As they entered the room, all twelve clan leaders were already there waiting. Lexa took a seat at the head of the table and Clarke stood by her side. All eyes were on Clarke. She came dressed in her cloak, her hair tied back in her braids. But she was sure it was her furry friend that had everyone giving her questioning looks.
It was Nia, Queen of the Azgeda who voiced her thoughts first. "Why have you brought that Sky girl here."
"She is an ally of the Coalition and part of the reason I called this meeting with all the leaders instead of your ambassadors."
Nia chuckled softly "She is no ally, her and her people are nothing more then invaders that need to be taken care of."
Anger flared in Lexa's eyes. "I will hear no more of such talk. We fight for peace not war. The Skaikru are allies and will remain as such."
Lexa looked around the table daring anyone to question her.
"Now for the reason you all are here. As some of you may know the Trikru and the Skaikru have been working together. Learning and teaching each other. Things have been going well and there is a lot we can learn from them. To keep up the good relations with the Skaikru and to keep peace among the clans, they shall be initiated into the coalition as the thirteenth clan."
Whispers broke out among the clan leaders. Lexa waited for the whispers to slow before she spoke again.
"Clarke will be their ambassador and will travel to Camp Jaha to work out negotiations. Once that is complete she will return with their leader and we will hold the initiation ceremony."
Queen Nia stood from her chair "We will not accept this, the Skaikru have no right to be part of the coalition. They have brought nothing but death to our people since arriving on the ground. They should not be accepted simply because you favour this girl." Lexa jaw clenched at this and Nia just smiled as she continued. "You have become weak Heda."
Lexa stood from her chair and was about to respond but Clarke beat her to it.
"If I didn't know better I would say you fear my people Queen Nia."
The Queen turned her head as she narrowed her eyes at Clarke.
" I don't not fear such weak and foolish people"
"You are the fool if you truly believe my people to be weak. Or have you forgotten what we have been able to accomplish in our short time on the ground."
"I have not forgotten Wanheda. As I said you bring nothing but death to these lands."
"Enough." Lexa yelled gaining the attention of the table.
"I understand your concerns, but my decision is final. The Skaikru will make better friends then enemies. The goal of the coalition to to create and maintain peace, I will not start a senseless war because you feel threatened."
"I do not feel threatened."
"Then we have no problems. Have I made myself clear." Lexa looked to each leader waiting for them to nod in acknowledgement.
"Good. We shall discuss more at a later date. Enjoy the rest of your time in Polis."
Lexa rose from her chair and left the room with Clarke right behind her.|\\
They walked in silence until they reached Lexa's room.
"You could of told me what you were planing. This is a big deal."
"I know. I have been thinking this for a while, which is why I was so lenient with your plan. I needed to know your people were willing to work with us, without it benefiting them."
"Okay. I get that, but it still would of been nice to know before going into the meeting."
"I know and I'm sorry. I knew it might not go over well, especially with Nia, and I didn't want you on the defensive. You are better then you think under pressure. I was quite impressed with how you handled yourself against the Queen."
Clarke let out a sigh "You are changing the subject. You can't keep me in the dark Lexa. I understand you are the commander and you answer to no one, but I'm not no one. If we are going to make what ever this is between us work, then you need to be open with me. I need you to trust me."
"I do trust you Clarke. Do you trust me."
Lexa looks into Clarke's eyes and green meets blue. Clarke opens her mouth to answer, to say yes, but nothing comes out. Lexa walks closer to Clarke and lowers herself onto her knees as she looks up at Clarke.
"I swear fealty to you, Clarke kom Skaikru. I vow to treat your needs as my own, and your people as my people."
Clarke just stares at Lexa, her heart bursting with love. Clarke reaches out her hand and helps Lexa stand. As Clarke looks into Lexa's eyes she sees them swirl with emotion. Pain, regret, love, and promise. And finally Clarke is whole again. The burden of a leader no longer weighs heavy on her shoulders, the harshness of the earth she has come to know, no longer seems so scary, and the pain in her heart no longer seems to exists. She knows the demons of her past will never really leave her, but with Lexa by her side she has a future that she can look forward to.
Clarke reaches her hand to the back of Lexa's neck and pulls her into a kiss. Its soft and gentle, conveying everything they are feeling in this moment. Clarke breaks the kiss and leans her forehead against Lexa's. As Clarke looks into Lexa's eyes she whispers to her "I trust you, fully and completely."