It had happened so fast. The wagon hurling over the cliff, taking Xena, Gabrielle, and little Eve with it. Ares stood in his throne room watching in horror at the scene before him. "No, this cant happen, not to her," he thought. In a flash he transported himself to the beach where he saw the wagon on fire and little Eve was dead.
Gabrielle was laying on the beach and Xena had just told him that it was over and took her life. He stood there looking at the two woman, one of whom he cared dearly for. "I have to do something to protect their bodies so the Gods can't harm them more," he said to himself as he transported the two women to the foot of Mt. Etna. Inside a cave he had fashioned 2 caskets out of ice one for Xena and one for Gabrielle. He then went and gently placed Gabrielle's body inside. Standing over her, he marveled at how beautiful this young amazon was.
"You had such potential, so much to live for only to waste it protecting the two people you loved against the Gods. You didn't stand a chance against them and it cost you your life. Why Gabrielle? I had so much to offer you, but you refused time and time again. I had offered you the world. You told me that I couldn't give you what I didn't have. But you were wrong Gabrielle, I could've given you the world, my world.That much I did have. My heart, my soul, my very being if you would have only seen that. With you at my side we could have found away to save Eve without losing you in the process. You were Xena's light and mine as well, though I never told you, you probably wouldn't have believe me."
"When I came to you, when you fought against Mavican, I told you that maybe Gods can change and I was right, because you have changed me Gabrielle. You were able to see something in me that no one else could, you were able to get into my soul. You have changed me and I will forever be grateful to you for that. I love you Gabrielle."
With that he leaned over, kissing her softly, whispering in her ear, "Rest in peace my Amazon Queen, you are and always will be my chosen one." Ares stood up taking one last look, closed the lid on his chosen forever.