|Human to Gargoyle
Author: ZabuzasGirl PM
In New York a gargoyle is alone among his clan and each time he's thought he's found love his hopes are soon dashed. Somewhere else a young girl is alone, facing an abusive father with no one to save her. What if they were brought together? Brooklyn/SataRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Brooklyn - Chapters: 21 - Words: 118,847 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11-30-12 - Published: 11-20-11 - id: 7568448
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Human to Gargoyle Chapter 18
Even though the clan was frozen in stone sleep during the day the others never stopped searching for any clues to find me. As Broadway said to his rookery brother Elisa never stopped searching for me. She and most of the other officers were still driving everywhere around the city looking for me. Unlike the other officers who kept switching shifts Elisa just kept on going. Elisa just took small naps in her car whenever she was tired. She usually slept like the gargoyles whenever the sun was up, but not today. This detective wasn't going to stop until she found something.
Also, the agents that Fox and Xanatos had were working overtime. They had sent a number of them out searching for anything that could be useful to them, but so far none of them found anything. They all looked into the deepest and darkest corners of the city for information, but they all kept coming up empty handed. By the afternoon it was with a heavy heart that Xanatos and Fox called their agents back and replaced them with new ones. These two were starting to think they were going to have to face Brooklyn tonight empty handed. They so definitely wanted to avoid doing that so they told their agents to just keep on looking.
As for me things were getting worst by the minute. Every once in a while this day Castaway kept coming into my cell to try and get information on the gargoyles out of me. Each time he came into the cell he always brought my father with him. Every time these two came I kept completely silent not saying anything. Whenever this occurred Castaway ordered my father to beat me out of my defiance and impudence.
Otto-san did so gladly each time Castaway asked this of him. With each hit that landed on me my injuries were getting worst. After each beating these two laid upon they left leaving me in there all alone and promising to visit me again soon.
Whenever Castaway left my cell he said the same old thing each time. He said "You won't last much longer. Stop being so stubborn. Why protect someone that doesn't give a damn about you?"
Castaway paused a few seconds after he said this waiting for a response. I never really answered Castaway when he said this to me, but the last time this happened I did speak.
I said "You're wrong."
Castaway stopped where he was when I said this to him. "What did you say," Castaway asked.
I said "You're wrong. He does care about me I know he does."
"We shall see," Castaway said. He then closed the door as he left.
Truth was I was actually feeling a little sick. Castaways words were starting to hit me home, but I wasn't about to let Castaway know that. Castaway's words weren't the only thing that was causing me to get a little ill. I hadn't had anything to eat since before the art contest yesterday and right now I was seriously hungry.
Castaway had kept well on his promise. I wasn't receiving any food or water while I was in my cell. The food I could understand, but not even a drop of water now that was just cruel. I wasn't even given anything to clean or mend my wounds. Didn't expect anything less from the Quarrymen although one of them was about to change some of that, but not in my eyes. Well not just yet.
Not long after my Otto-sans and Castaway's last visit I heard some movement outside of my door. It was too early for Castaway and father to be back again so it couldn't be them. I was just thinking about who it was when I found out.
The door opened and in the doorway stood Mr. Richard Harrison. He then stepped inside and closed the door behind him. He then held up the tray he was carrying in his hands.
"I brought you something to eat," he said.
I narrowed my eyes and turned bodily away from him even though it pained me to do so. Seriously it really hurt.
Richard only smiled and moved closer to me. I ducked my head into my arms so that I wouldn't have to look at him. Once he was close enough Richard knelt down and held out the tray to me.
"Come on don't be like that. I brought you something to eat. I know you're hungry," he said, gently.
I tried to ignore him, but the smell of the food he was holding was impossible to dismiss. Without actually thinking I grabbed the food tray and immediately started to gobble up the food. Richard had brought me a sandwich and a small cup of water. I took both of these things down in a matter of seconds. That was how hungry and thirsty I was at this point.
When I was finished devouring everything that was there I looked back up at Richards. When I did I saw that Richard was wearing a look of satisfaction on his face.
"There now that wasn't so bad now was it," he said.
I shook my head at him. I then handed the tray back to him. As Richard took it from me he looked closely at me and seemed a bit concerned. He was looking at the injuries covering me. The pity on his face made me angry so I just glared at him through my hair. After a few moments Richard let out a sigh. Then he got up and headed for the door.
Before he left I finally spoke up. I said "Why did you do it?"
Turning, Richard said "Excuse me?"
I said "You disobeyed your master and gave me food. I want to know why."
Shrugging, Richard said "It's quite simple really. I disagreed with the idea of not giving you any food so I decided to give you something to eat even though it wasn't much."
I nodded and the expression on my face softened slightly at hearing these words.
Richard said "Now it's my turn to ask you a question. Why are you protecting those monsters?"
Eyes hard, I said "The gargoyles aren't monsters. They're my friends and I love them very much. Nothing any of you can do that'll make me betray them."
"I'm sorry to hear that then," said Richard.
I said "Yeah I'm sorry too." Sorry for Angela that is and how heartbroken she would be when she found out about this.
Richard nodded his head solemnly and left my cell. Then I was once again alone with absolutely no one for company.
The rest of the day passed by quickly for everyone including me. The night came faster than they all expected it was winter.
The clan woke up with roars and screeches filling the air and shattered pieces of stone flying everywhere. Jumping down from their roosting spots at the top of the tower they joined the others on its lower level.
Goliath spoke to all of them, saying "All right we all know what we have to do tonight."
All of his clan mates nodded. Nothing else really had to be said here they all knew what they had to do this night.
"Then go out and find her," ordered Goliath.
After this was said all of them started to jump off of the tower walls and went in all directions. All except for Brooklyn that is. He was about to jump off when Goliath halted him.
Clearing his throat, Goliath said "Uh, Brooklyn."
"Yes," said Brooklyn.
"I think you're forgetting something," said Goliath.
Brooklyn looked down at what his leader was pointing at. He had forgotten he still held the picture of my Okka-san and I in his hand.
"Oh right, I forgot," he said.
Goliath held out his hand for it, saying "Alexander should be well rested by now. I'll take it down to him and Puck."
With some reluctance Brooklyn handed the photograph over to Goliath and then took off himself.
While Brooklyn was heading out Goliath walked the rest of the way down the tower and went to find Puck and Alex. He found them right where he thought he would. The door to the nursery was wide open by the time he got there. Just like Puck had said Alexander was well rested by now and was very active indeed.
Puck grinned, seeing Goliath standing in the doorway, saying "Ah, Goliath, you have it then?"
Goliath said "Yes, I have it right here." Goliath held the photograph out in front of him to prove his point.
With a wave of his hand Puck made the photograph disappear from Goliath's hand and into his own. "Thank you, Goliath, will keep you informed," he said.
Goliath gave a curt nod and went to join his clan out in the city while leaving these two to their work.
Puck and Alexander activated the finding spell right away. Everything from last night had been left untouched by anyone during the day so they were able to start up immediately. It didn't take so long for this to occur than last night, but it still took them about two hours to find my location again. When he did Alexander squealed in delight and smiled up at his teacher.
Puck smiled down at his student. He had found the same exact thing a few seconds after Alexander did. "Well done, my boy," he said.
These two then focused their energy to getting a good image of my present location. Long Island showed up in front of them and then switched to the tall building I was in on the island.
Satisfied at what they had found Puck ended the lesson. "Looks like we're done," he said, lowering the photograph back onto the floor.
The candles went up by themselves thanks to the magic Puck and Alexander was giving off. At the same time a wind seemed to blow through the room. It surrounded Puck and Alexander and then within seconds the form of Puck was replaced with the one of Owen holding the boy. He was holding the boy with his stone fisted arm. Owen then reached down and took the photograph off the floor.
He said "Come along Alexander let's tell your parents what we have discovered." With this Owen went running out of the nursery with Alex to find the boy's parents.
Owen and Alex found them inside his father's office going over some business papers. Some small pieces of information their agents had managed to gather for them. Xanatos and Fox looked up in surprise when the two of them burst into the office so suddenly.
Xanatos said "Owen, what is it?"
"Success, Sir," Owen said.
The eyes of Fox and Xanatos widened in realization at hearing these words.
"You mean…," Fox began.
Nodding, Owen said "Yes, we have found her."
The Xanatos family now immediately sprang into action.
"We must contact the gargoyles immediately," Xanatos said.
As Xanatos went to contact the gargoyles Fox moved closer and took Alexander into her arms. She then gave her son a kiss on the forehead. "Well done, Alex," she said, love in her voice.
At the same moment her husband managed to contact all of the gargoyles at the same time using his communicator to do it.
Xanatos said "Goliath, Goliath can you hear me?"
Out in the sky Goliath and the others could hear Xanatos loud and clear in their own communicators.
Goliath said "Yes, I can hear you just fine."
"What about the others can they hear me," Xanatos asked.
The rest of the clan answered before he even finished speaking.
"We can hear you just fine."
Even though the gargoyles couldn't see him right now Xanatos nodded his head. "Good, listen to me Owen has some news for you," he said.
This got everyone's attention, especially Brooklyn's. "What do you have for us," he asked.
Owen then moved closer to his boss so that the clan could hear him more clearly through the communicator he was speaking into. "It seems we have finally found the location where the Quarrymen are keeping your girlfriend," Owen said, dully.
Brooklyn's voice was extremely forceful when he spoke again. He demanded "Where, Owen, where are they?"
Owen then gave out the location to the clan. "It's on Long Island quite close to where your friend lives Hudson."
"That's good," the old gargoyle said.
Owen said "It's a tall bricked building where they are keeping her. Alexander can put the image o the building in your minds."
Owen turned to Alexander and the toddler nodded his head. Alex then closed his eyes and used his magic to put the image and location of where I was into their minds. The clan got the information with no trouble at all.
Goliath said "Thank you, Owen."
"My pleasure," the man said.
Goliath spoke to his second in command. "Did you get all of that, Brooklyn," Goliath asked.
The answer Goliath got was one he had expected. "I'm already on my way there," Brooklyn said.
This time Angela was the one that spoke. She said "Be careful and don't do anything reckless."
"I can't promise that, over and out," said Brooklyn. With this Brooklyn broke off communication with the others and headed straight toward my location.
The others in the clan headed this way, too. Before he broke off contact with Xanatos he only asked one thing from him.
Goliath said "Xanatos contact Elisa for me will you?"
"Of course, I'll tell her to meet you there," Xanatos said.
The two of them broke off contact and Xanatos did what was requested of him. There was no need for Alexander to use his magic this time.
After she had gotten the directions Elisa immediately sprang into action. Sh said "I'm on my way, I'll be there soon."
"Be careful," Fox said, on the other end of the line.
Elisa quickly reassured Fox that she would be. A moment later she had broken off contact with them, too. Once that was done Elisa took up her police radio and contacted some officers to back her up. Morgan was included in this and she even contacted her friend Matt Blusestone leader of the Gargoyle Task Force. She then started driving as fast as she could following her friend and the directions she had been given.