The Epic Sacrifice

There was a young bard from Potidaeia
Who was captured on her way to Bodicea
The flames put her in shock
While in the embrace of Dahok
How she came with child, she has no idea.
Xe battled the Deliverer with force
And saved her sweet bard, of course
But the bard's guile was gone
She didn't know how to go on
And Xe's soul was filled with remorse.
Now the two have forever been changed
Gab's faith gone and trust rearranged
They were on a dark path
In the shadow of Dahok's wrath
Gabrielle's Hope would prove to be strange.
The love that the bard did feel
For her changling child was real
Tho try as she might
Xe knew something wasn't right
And their life became very surreal.
When Xe gazed upon Hope in her glory
She knew winning o'er Dahok would be gory
For the changling was strong
And the bard she had wronged
She saw Ares and then knew the story.
Seemed the God of War had thrown in
And began to destroy the gods from within
He coupled with Dahok's spawn
Disdaining brain, choosing brawn
Olympus shook from his horrible sin.
When Xe raised the Hind's dagger to Hope
She was literally at the end of her rope
For the Fates had decreed
That her life was the deed
It was a trade for which Gabs couldn't cope.
The bard watched the scene with horror and pain
For she knew her Xe's destiny ordained
She leapt towards Hope
Sliding down the fiery slope
Dahok's loss was Olympia's gain.
Xe stood there with tears in her eyes
The bard's actions had been a surprise
Gabs had been willing to die
To save the warrior's life
She'd made the ultimate sacrifice.
Now Xena walks alone o'er the land
Against evil did she take a stand
But the price was too high
Making part of her die
She wore her bereavement like a fiery brand.
She cried to the heavens that night
Altho she knew what she'd done was right
She just didn't care
Life was only despair
She was in darkness for Gab was her light.

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