A chaos Walk
Paul Atreides x female!reader
I loved Caladan's sunsets. They were just so beautiful, that I watched them in awe almost every evening.
I went for a walk on the graveyard near the castle. From the cliffs you could see the waves crashing against the rocks, creating a calming atmosphere.
My eyes wanderd over the many Graves and their Inscriptions, showing the names of Paul's Ancestors, who once ruled over Caladan.
I sighed. I knew, that it could be a huge Advantage for the house Atreides, now that we were going to have the control over Arrakis, but I was still unsure of Leto's decision to freely accept the emperor's offer.
I slowly continued walking along the Graves and occasionally reading a name or two, when I suddenly heard a strange noise.
It came from somewhere near the cliffs.
Curiously, I stepped closer but I couldn't see anything or...anyone.
"Hello?", I asked, "Is anyone here? "
No answer. Of course, it was probably just a bird or something.
I proceeded to go back, when I heard it again.
"Hello? ", I asked again.
Still no answer. What the hell, I thought.
What is going on?
Suddenly, a huge man, dressed in a pitch black armor came out of the bushes.
I identified him as a Harkonnen, as I backed of.
Damn it, I thought. I had left my shield and my weapons at the palace.
The Harkonnen came closer to me, he drew a sword and tried to attack me, but I backed of again. Without any weapon or my shield, I had no choice but to run away, so I made my way through the rows of Graves, trying to get rid off of the Harkonnen.
But it was useless. Everytime, I tried to escape, he was faster then me.
When the Harkonnen got to me, he managed to trap me, with him in front of me and the cliffs behind me, I had no choice. No training in the world would help me any further now.
I tried to back of again, but I almost stepped over the edge, as the Harkonnen lifted up his sword.
"This is the end", he said calmly.
I closed my eyes. If this was the end, I wanted to remember the good in my last moments.
"Oh come on!"
"You are to slow"
I was on the floor, panting while Paul was on top of me. Gurney instructed us to fight against each other for training today.
Paul finally got up, while offering me his hand.
I looked at him:"This is a trick, isn't it?"
Paul smiled:"Who knows?"
"Great", I sighed and grabbed his Hand. He pulled me up with ease, but before I knew it, I was back on the ground with Paul on top of me.
I groaned:"God, I really hate you sometimes"
"Oh come on", Paul grinned, leaning down to me. He reached out his hand and brushed a strand of hair aside. I breathed out shakingly.
"I'm never gonna beat you", I whispered.
Paul only chuckled, before he leaned down to kiss my cheek.
"One day, you will", he said and stroke my cheek lovingly.
"You always know what to say, don't you?", I smiled, taking his hand in mine.
"Thank my mother", Paul grinned.
He placed his lips on mine and we shared a passionate kiss, before we were interrupted apruptly.
"What the hell are you two doing?!?"
Paul and I got up as fast as possible. Gurney only grinned at us.
"Now get back to training, you hear me!?"
Paul and I nodded, before continuing.
"I'm gonna beat your ass", I said grinning.
Paul only smiled and grabbed his weapon:"We will see"
It was strange thinking back to this exact moment, now that I was completely defenseless.
Right before the Harkonnen's Blade collided with my head, it was stopped by another.
I looked up confused and saw Leto.
"Get away!", He yelled and pushed the Harkonnen back.
I tried to run away, but the Harkonnen blocked the way, so Leto pulled me behind him.
"Are you alright?", he asked.
"Look out!!", I screamed.
Just in time, Leto held up his sword, as the Harkonnen attacked again.
"Go!", Leto said again, "Paul is somewhere here. Find him!"
I looked at Leto concerned. I knew, he had enough strength in him to win against a whole dozen of Harkonnen, but I still didn't want to leave him alone.
"Go!!", he yelled again.
Without thinking about it again, I turned around an ran of. I looked out for Paul, but he was nowhere to be seen.
"Paul!?", I shouted, but was cut off, as another Harkonnen came out of the Bushes.
I yelped, as his Blade met with my shoulder blade and left a bloody furrow.
I finally need a weapon, I thought and looked around.
I was still on the ground and the Harkonnen still in front of me. He raised his sword again, but again his strike was blocked by another blade.
This time, it was Paul who saved my life. He managed to force the Harkonnen away, buying us a few minutes.
He grabbed my hand and pulled me up. I cried out in pain, since he grabbed the arm with my injured shoulder.
"We need to get you to Yueh", he whispered and pushed me behind him, as the Harkonnen got ready to attack again.
"What about your father?", I asked fiercely, "We can't leave him here"
Just in that moment, the Harkonnen in front of us was struck down by none other then Duke Leto himself.
I breathed out shakingly. He was alright. Both of them were.
I tried to move past Paul, but I suddenly felt dizzy. I couldn't properly walk, so I tripped.
Paul jolted forward to catch me, as we both landed on the ground.
I groaned in agony, when my shoulder collided with the hard terrain.
"It's gonna be alright", Paul whispered. He grabbed my hand and I felt that he was shaking.
Leto reacted faster. He pushed Paul to the side in order to pick me up. He tried to be gentle, but it still pained me and I grimaced.
"Go and get Yueh!", Leto orderd. Paul looked at his father, then at me. His face told me, that he didn't want to leave me, but I nodded at him and he turned around and ran like the devil was chasing him, while Leto slowly trotted after him, with me in his arms.
I winced from time to time, but slowly the pain became overwhelming and I had problems with keeping my eyes open.
"Stay awake!", Leto said, but it was nearly impossible.
"I- I'm sorry", I mumbled, before slowly closing my eyes.
I heard voices. There were three of them. Two male and one female voice. They sounded familiar. I wanted to know, who it is. I wanted to open my eyes, but I just couldn't.
I tried to listen closer again. It was...
It was Paul.
I forcefully tried to open my eyes and...
I breathed in hardly and sat up straight. I looked around confused. As my view finally cleared, I saw who was in front of me.
Paul, Leto and Jessica.
The three of them looked at me, like they had seen a ghost.
Pual was the fastest to react. He ran towards me and sat down on the bed, while hugging me:"You're awake"
I quickly wrapped my arms around him:"You won't get rid of me so easily"
Paul smiled, before gently kissing my temple:"Don't scare me like that again"
"He's right", Leto said and stepped forward.
I only nodded:"Thank you for saving me"
"You're family", he said and smiled.
"How are you feeling?" Jessica asked and petted my shoulder.
"I'm alright", I said, "Thanks to Dr. Yueh, I presume."
Paul nodded:"I think, he saved your life"
"I have to thank him later"
Jessica eyed Paul and me, before giving Leto a knowing look.
"We leave you two alone", he said. Him and Jessica made their way to the door.
"I'm glad you're okay", Leto smiled before leaving after Jessica.
As soon, as the door closed, Paul's lips were on mine. I sighed into the kiss, as I grabbed a handful of his hair. I felt Paul's hands on my waist, before he parted, panting slightly.
He leaned his forehead against mine:"I thought, I would lose you"
I gently stroke his cheek:"Like, I said. It takes a little bit more then a Harkonnen to kill me"
"They were Sardaukar in Harkonnen uniforms.",Paul whispered.
"That's not good", I answered.
"You're safe. That enough for me"
I smiled:"For now, that's enough"
I kissed his temple, before Paul looked back up at me.
"I love you", he whispered.
I grinned:"I love you too"
Paul Atreides x female!reader Request
Warnings:sexual assault and domestic violence
Requested by anon
"I was thinking, could you do a Paul x reader where they’re best friends with mutual pining. One day Paul is very visibly angry (doesn’t necessarily have to be angry at the reader) which triggers the reader and sends her into a breakdown because unbeknownst to him, she has trauma from experiencing DV and SA. When he realizes what’s going on, he comforts her and assures her she’s safe, which prompts them both to express their feelings and things get romantic/steamy"
It was was a windy day on Caladan. Of course, it was always windy on Caladan, but this day was different.
It reminded me of something.It reminded of Before.My life before Caladan...
"What are you doing here?"
The sudden question pulled me back out of my thoughts. I turned around and saw Paul coming towards me. I looked back down. I stood at the grave of his grandfather, asking myself how Caladan was before Leto became the Duke.
"Oh, I'm just enjoying the view"
Paul looked at me confused:"On a graveyard?"
I just shrugged:"It's not my fault if Caladan has such a beautiful countryside"
A chuckle escaped Paul's lips and he reached for my hand.
"My father wants to talk to you", he explained and pulled me towards him. I felt his arms wrap around my waist and I carefully put my head on his shoulder.
"He said, it was something important", Paul mumbled into my hair.
His mouth just so close to my neck, gave me goosebumps. I started shivering and Paul seemed to notice.
"Are you cold?", he asked. Giving me no time to answer, Paul took of his coat and put in around me.
I sighed and looked up at him, as he secured it around my shoulders.
I felt his hand brush my cheek and he carefully put a hair that had escaped my bun, back behind my ear. His hand lingered on my skin for a second before he pulled away:"We should go"
I only nodded and followed him back to the palace.
While walking through the Halls, I nudged Paul's shoulder. He looked at me expectingly.
"I have to admit, I'm not overly excited to return to Arrakis"
"At least, you have been there before", Paul mumbled, looking down.
"Yeah, and I was happy to get away from that Desert of Death..."
"My father probably wants to talk to you about Arrakis", Paul said and stopped walking, when we reached Leto's Office.
An uncomfortable silence rose between us before I moved to hug Paul. He tightly held onto me.
"See you later", I mumbled before watching him leave.
I breathed in deeply and finally knocked at the door.
A few seconds later, I heard Leto say:"Come in"
I opened the door and stepped in.
Leto smiled at me:"Y/N, it's good to see you"
I gave him a smile in return:"The pleasure is all mine"
"So, we have to talk about a few things. Take a seat"
I did as told and waited for Leto to start talking.
He sighed deeply before finally telling me what was going on.
"It's the Harkonnen"
My heart stopped for a second. It couldn't be.
"But the Baron thinks, I am dead", I whispered and jumped up, "How could they know, what happened!?"
Leto looked at me worryingly, before pulling out a knife.
"The spie we caught some days ago, carried this weapon."
I looked at it. It was impossible, but it was right there in front of me...
The dagger of an Assassin of the Harkonnen.
"They're after you", Leto stated.
I dropped back in my chair, overwhelmed by information.
"What are we going to do now?", I asked.
"We are gonna increase your protection, of course. We have to be careful."
I sighed :"Are you sure, I'm worth all this?"
Leto smiled at me:"Y/N, ever since you came to Caladan, you have brightened the life of all of us. And not to forget your skills, your education. We learned so much from you and you from us.
Y/N, you have become family, of course we are going to protect you"
I felt a tear slip down my cheek:"Thank you, Leto"
He smiled and stood up to give me a hug:"You should better go to bed now"
I nodded and turned to leave, but as I reached for the doorknob, I heard Leto say my name again:"Y/N?"
"Yes?", I said without turning around.
,, I think it's time to tell Paul", He answered.
I only nodded before grabbing the handle and leaving his office.
How? That was the only question, I had in mind for hours. How am I supposed to tell Paul? How am I supposed to tell him, that I was a Harkonnen?
I was about to get up and go to Paul, as I heard something shatter against the Wall behind me.
It came from Paul's room.
I got up as fast as possible and ran towards his room. I saw no one in the corridors, meaning that no one except me had heard it. I inspected his door for a second before I heard something shatter again.
Without thinking, I stormed inside. The sight left me speechless.
There was no one in the room, except for Paul. I looked at the broken vases and glasses on the floor.
Paul only seemed to notice me now.
"Y/N", his voice sounded like venom.
"Paul, what are you-",I had no Time to finish, as he came running towards me. I backed off, but Paul managed to close the door behind me, when he reached me.
"Why didn't you tell me!?", he asked.
I gulped. So he knew it.
"No!", he shouted and looked at me. He looked me in the eye and I could see it all. It was not only anger, it was hurt and betrayal he felt.
"You're a Harkonnen", he whispered.
I could only nod:"I am"
"But why didn't you tell me?!", he took a step towards me. I already felt the door behind me, so there was no escape now.
"We thought it would be better for you! You are the future Duke, the future of the Atreides, Paul! We didn't want to put even more weight on your shoulders!"
"Yeah, you and my father", he mumbled, looking down.
I was on the verge of crying, when I slowly stepped forward, reaching for his hand.
I gently grabbed it:"Paul, I promise, All we ever wanted...All I ever wanted, was to protect you"
Pual took a deep breath in before he looked back up at me. I felt his hand squeeze mine:"Then tell me. Tell me the truth about you"
I breathed in heavily. My hands started shaking and Paul seemed to notice, as he pulled me towards him into his arms.
"Please Y/N, please tell me. I need to know"
He leaned his forehead against mine. I slowly nodded, closing my eyes.
"I-I don't really know where to start", I mumbled. Paul carefully let go of my hand and started to stroke my cheek. It immediately put me at ease.
"It's alright. Take your time", he said.
I looked back into his eyes. I could still see the anger and hurt lingering in his eyes, but there was something else now...
With shaking hands, I started:"I-I was the servant of Freyd Rautha. The nephew of the Baron. I never wanted to serve the Harkonnen or live with them or anything else that concerned them, but I had no choice"
I felt how Paul tensed. He tried to stay calm, but clearly had his problems with it.
"Go on", he mumbled.
"One day, he was... I don't know what happened but he was angry. Really angry. And I happened to drop a tray with his food and h-he started beating me.. And I-"
I felt tears run down my cheeks and I was unable to look Paul into the eyes.
"I can't and I won't remember everything that happened that night but let's just say, after that, I became his concubine and I-"
I breathed in shakingly and looked up. Paul's eyes studied me with concern.
"I didn't know how to tell you, especially you. I was only 13 back then. I had no one and then..."
A chuckle escaped my lips, as I thought back to the day, Paul and I had met. The both us were 14 and not really interested in any relationship, but we became friends rather fast.
" I met you", I mumbled.
Paul only furrowed his brows:"You met me"
"You made everything better. You made the pain go away and I..."
"You?", Paul asked. His eyes were full of empathy now. Not one bit anger was left there.
He slowly reached for my cheek and wiped away my tears. I sniffled quietly and leaned my head against his shoulder.
"I think I've fallen for you, Paul Atreides"
I heard Paul chuckle in disbelief. He looked down at me.
"It can't be. All the time I thought, it wasn't mutual, but-"
I put my finger on top of his lips, effectively shutting him up.
I carefully ran my thumb over his lips, as I heard him sigh.
I felt his hand sneak up to my cheek, carefully pulling me closer.
I closed my eyes, when I felt his lips touch mine.
It was like a thousand little fireworks exploded inside me. I chose to make this the memory of my first kiss. The first boy I fell in love with. It was only at this moment, that I could leave my past behind.
I felt how Paul pulled me closer to him. His hands started to wander and we carefully tumbled to his bed.
I felt him crawl on top of me and he slowly started to kiss down my neck.
"Paul", I mumbled.
"Y/N", he said in between Kisses, "You're beautiful"
A knock at the door caught us both of guard.
"Paul? Are you alright? I heard something earlier and Y/N is not in her room?"
It was Leto.
"I'm alright, Father. Y/N is here with me", Paul shouted.
There was silence for a second.
"Did she tell you?", Leto asked.
Paul looked down at me for a second. He smiled at me and I gave him a grin in return.
"She did!", he yelled.
"Alright, I'll leave you two alone", Leto said and we could hear his footsteps vanish.
Paul kept looking at the door for a few seconds before he leaned back down, reconnecting our lips in a sweet and tender kiss.
"I love you, Paul Atreides", I mumbled, when we parted.
Paul only smiled at me:", I love you too. Y/N..."
My smile fadded for a second. Of course he didn't dare to say my last name.
I looked at him surprised.
"It sounds great", Paul smiled, "Let me make you an Atreides"
I only nodded kissing him again.
"Can we kiss forever, please?", Paul slowly mumbled.