|Gargoyles: Two Souls Joined By Fate Part 1
Author: MonstarzGirl PM
Revised. Takes place in the series. What if Elisa wasn't the only one who first saw the Gargoyles? What if she had a partner who keeps having dreams of being in 994 Scotland? Does she have a certain memory of Goliath and his clan back then? Goliath/OC, Brooklyn/OC, and Matt/Elisa. No flames or mean comments please! Romance will come up soon. I only own OCs; all rights to Disney.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Brooklyn & Goliath - Chapters: 30 - Words: 107,115 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 05-08-13 - Published: 09-10-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8515443
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New York City, 2004
A young woman of 25 with black hair that was wavy and reached her shoulder blades in low pigtails, light brown eyes, and fair skin was walking into the library in the busy streets of New York. Her name was Isabelle Donahue, but her friends would call her Belle. She wore a pair of red sweat pants, white tank top, and a pair of black-and-white Converse. Isabelle was the oldest of the family, which mainly has her parents and younger sister.
Isabelle was looking at some books about castles in Scotland and looked at a picture of one of the castles mentioned: Castle Wyvern. She looked at the page about the castle being protected by creatures of the night, known as Gargoyles. She looked at the myth about how these monsters are stone during the day and can come to life as creatures of flesh and blood.
Isabelle looked at a picture of a statue that looked demonic, but almost looked like an inspiration to Rodin's The Thinker. She gave a little laugh and mumbled, "I guess the French must've been to Scotland for inspiration." She looked closely at the creature's face and raised a brow. She thought to herself, Where have I seen you before? Who are you? She kept looking at the picture, checked the book out, and headed for her car.
As she drove towards the apartment buildings, she got up to her floor and room. Once she was inside, she was greeted by a small bark. Coming towards her was a little Cairn Terrier with black fur. Isabelle looked at the dog and smiled, "Hey, Mina." The dog looked at her mistress and exposed her belly, which she received loving pats. Isabelle laid herself on the couch and started to doze off.
Scotland, 994 AD
Battle on Castle Wyvern started with the attack of the Vikings and their leader, Hakon. Catapults of rocks and arrows flew from both sides of the opponents. From the castle, a man yelled, "Stand fast! We can hold them back!" One of the knights was against the command, but the man growled, "Back to your posts! In a few minutes, the sun will be down and then we'll see some fun."
From the Vikings, one of the men grumbled, "Attacking a castle full of Gargoyles near nightfall? This is crazy and Hakon knows it." Hakon heard the conversation and growled, "No, my friend. That's not crazy. Questioning my sanity when I'm an earshot, that's crazy. I say that those Gargoyles are not much, but chiseled stone! Even if they aren't, it's not much worth for the plunder within!"
He gave the commands to attack, then the men charged towards the castle and began to climb the walls. As Hakon made it to the top, he looked to see the sun go down and a stone statue begin to crack. As the stone began to crack, lavender skin appeared underneath. The stone chipped away more to reveal giant bat wings, a muscular body, and a masculine face with defined features. The creature also had sharp talons, a long tail, and ebony hair that flowed towards the middle of its back.
The creature's eyes glowed green as it opened its eyes, then were dark brown that looked black. The creature saw Hakon, grabbed him by the wrist, and a deep voice came from the monster saying, "You are trespassing." The other Vikings stood back in fear as they watched the other statues come to life; they looked like demons. This did not faze Hakon as he drew out his sword and was about to kill this Gargoyle.
The creature stopped the blade from cutting his flesh with his hand, but crimson blood appeared as the Gargoyle's eyes glowed white as he snarled. Hakon was still dangling and shouted, "Fight, men! They are not invincible!" The men began to attack the creatures as they began to spread their wings and glide. Various Gargoyles of different colors, appearances, and bodies swarmed around and lunged at the Vikings.
Three Gargoyles that seemed to be in their adolescent years were watching the action. One was tall with white hair that reached his back, henna skin, and a face that had some sort of beak. His body was thin, but muscular. The other one was small and muscular, but had wings that were webbed like a flying squirrel. His head was bald and his skin was a fern green. The third one was bigger than the smaller one and has teal skin. He was pretty round around the stomach, but looked strong.
The henna one said, "Shall we let our brothers and sisters have all the fun?" He fan his wings out and lept into action, while the other two stayed and watched. The small one looked at the other one and teased, "Not afraid, are you?" The round one laughed, "Afraid? Me! Ha! Why, all of nature trembles at my passing!" He sucked in his gut, but it came back out and the small Gargoyle poked it with a small laugh, "I could see why."
The two started to fly around the night and attack. An old Gargoyle that had a scar on his left eye fought some off and was about to have an attack from behind, but the lavender Gargoyle lunged at the man and looked at the old one saying, "Watch your back, old friend." The old one looked at the young Gargoyle and said, "Watch your own." Wave after wave of attack, the Vikings were beginning to dwindle in their battle.
The fat one flew towards a small courtyard that had some people there and began to eat some food. He saw one of the Vikings running and slammed the man's head with the meat. Over the attack, Hakon turned to see a Gargoyle on four legs and growl like a dog. He ducked away from the Gargoyle dog and ran into a dark room, where he saw a pair of red eyes glowing in the shadows.
He saw a figure with red hair that was long and blue skin, then a feminine voice smirked, "Face me, human, if you dare!" She bared her fangs at the man and stepped out of the shadows, cornering the man with the Gargoyle dog. The Gargoyle encountered from before appeared and said, "I see you've met our watchdog and my second command, as well."
He grabs Hakon by the front of his tunic and growled, "Take what's left of your men and begone!" He throws the Viking leader off the ledge, but a pile of straw broke the man's fall. Hakon got out of the wreck and shouted, "THIS ISN'T OVER, MONSTER! I'LL BE BACK!" He and his men ran out of the castle, while the knights of the castle cheered on their victory.
Over the cheers, a beautiful woman with black hair, light brown eyes, and rosy cheeks appeared. She wore her hair in a long braid, a golden crucifix held by a golden chain, and a black dress made of satin with trumpet sleeves and some areas of her dress lined in silver. She walked towards the Gargoyle and smiled, "Goliath, my people owe you their lives." The Gargoyle, Goliath, looked at the woman and said, "As we owe you ours everyday, your Highness."
She notices his hand cut and took her hair ribbon off. She held his hand out and wrapped the white material over the wound. She sighed, "I'm sorry if it's not much, but it could help stop the bleeding." Goliath looked at his hand and gave a small nod, "It will heal after the next night, your Highness." The woman gave a small laugh, "Goliath, how many times do I have to tell you to call me by my name when I'm not in the presence of my people? We've known each other since I was a child."
Goliath apologized, "Forgive me, Isolde." Isolde gave a small smile and said, "There's a banquet in honor of the victory. I was hoping that you and your mate would come." Before Goliath could say anything, the captain of the guard said, "Your Highness, they're wondering where you've been. You best head over to the great hall." Isolde left the tower and walked towards the great hall.
She sat next to a woman a few years younger than her with brown hair, green eyes, and complexion similar to her. The girl looked at Isolde and whispered, "Where have you been?" Isolde said, "I only came to visit a close friend and thanked him for saving us from the Viking raid, Catherine." The feast began with music playing, food being brought over, and the guests making merry.
The captain of the guard walked in and bowed before the two princesses. Catherine looked at the captain of the guard and smiled, "Our thanks for a battle well fought, Captain." The Captain said, "The gratitude is not mine to take, your Highness. Without Goliath and his Gargoyles, our defense would've proven useless." Catherine frowned and said, "Please don't mention that monster's name in my presence!"
Isolde said, "I hate to upset you, dear sister. You should at least be grateful that his clan saved us from annihilation. If he does come, just try to grin and bear it. For me?" Before Catherine could say anything, the doors of the great hall opened and two winged figures approached. It made the people gasp and the two princesses stand up.
The two Gargoyles walked into the room and went towards the two women. As the two creatures approached the royals, Catherine jumped into her seat in shock. However, Isolde kept her feet planted and stood regally. Goliath gave a majestic bow before the oldest princess, then folded his wings like a cape. Catherine glared at her sister, "Isolde, what is the meaning of bringing beasts in the dining hall?" A man with white hair and pale skin added, "You're absolutely right, Princess. These are unnatural creatures; no good can come from associating them."
Isolde said, "Catherine, we've known Goliath and his kind when we were children. I invited them here to honor their bravery for defending us from the Vikings." The captain smiled, "He fought bravely as the Philistine soldier who fought David." Catherine was still angry and said, "You do well to remember, Captain, that the Biblical Goliath was also a bully and a savage."
Goliath's mate glared at the princess with her eyes glowing red, which made Isolde have enough. She glared, "Typical! Just because they look like demons and savages doesn't mean anything!" Realising her outburst, she regained herself and apologized, "Forgive me for my behavior, Captain, Goliath." Goliath nodded and said, "If you will excuse us, your Highness." As the two Gargoyles left, Catherine looked at the captain and scolded, "In the future, Captain, you will make your approach to our advisor, the Magus. Not directly to me or Isolde!"
Isolde looked at her sister and said, "I've had enough of this." She refused to eat and left the great hall in a huff. She ran down the halls to find Goliath and his mate walking. Isolde walked over towards them and sighed, "I'm sorry about this, Goliath." Goliath looked at the young woman and said, "No apologies, Isolde. We are what we are. Her opinion will not change that."
Goliath's mate scoffed, "Have you no pride? No sense of justice? We saved their lives and they repay us with contempt! These cliffs were our home ages before they built their stone fortress! They should bow to us!" Goliath held her hand and calmly said, "It is the nature of humankind to fear what they do not understand. Their ways are not our ways."
The female sighed, "There are times when your patience astounds me, my love." Isolde looked at them and felt something inside of her. She was happy for them outside, but she felt broken inside. Other than her father, the Magus, and sister, Goliath was the only one who could listen and understand her. Isolde looked at the two and asked, "Could I speak to him alone? I promise I won't take long."
Goliath's mate looked at her with a raised brow, said nothing, and walked away. Isolde sighed, "I don't care what she or anyone else says. They're just too stubborn by their fear. I'd never repay you with contempt for your clan to protect my people." Goliath looked at her and said, "Your defense back in the great hall proved how much you understand us." Isolde sighed, "I just don't understand why they can't see the truth underneath."
Goliath looked at the princess, placed a hand on her shoulder, and gently held her hand. He said, "Close your eyes. Now, forget what you see." Isolde closed her eyes and concentrated. She felt Goliath place her hand onto her chest and heard him ask, "What do you feel?" Isolde opened her eyes and answered, "My heart." Goliath held her head and gently placed her ear against his strong chest.
Isolde gave a small laugh and said, "Your heart." Goliath looked at her and said, "We're alike inside. We share the same heart, feelings, and mind." Goliath held Isolde's hands and sighed, "Your people and my kind just couldn't really see it." Isolde looked into Goliath's dark eyes and sighed, "One day, we'll make them see it together." The two looked at each other, then Isolde said, "Goliath, there's something I wanted to tell you. I know this may sound crazy or stupid, but..."
Goliath looked at her and asked, "What is it?" Isolde was about to say something, but sadly shook her head, "I can't explain it right now." Isolde sadly walked into her bed chamber and turned in for the night. When the next night came, she heard news about the Vikings attacking again. She went towards the tower to see the Gargoyles awakened and Goliath removed the bandage to see his hand healed.
The captain said, "Those Vikings may return at daybreak, Goliath. I say, take all your Gargoyles and make sure they're gone." Goliath's mate added, "I agree. Let us go out in force and put an end to these pigs once and for all." Isolde shook her head, "It's too dangerous. No one would guard the castle and our men can't handle Hakon's men on their own."
The captain ignored the princess's alternative and said, "Their leader swore he'd be back. It's best to have them far away now and not take that chance." Goliath heaved a sigh and said, "Very well, but I shall do it. I can scare those cowards away without any help." Goliath's mate sighed, "That's too dangerous for you. Let me come along at least." Goliath sternly said, "You and the others will stay at the castle. You are my best warrior. I leave you in command."
Isolde looked at her childhood friend and said, "She's right. I can't let you." Goliath held his mate's hands and said, "I won't go alone. Remember, you and I are one. Now and forever." Isolde sadly watched Goliath turn away and headed into her room. She sighed to herself, "I hope he knows what he is doing." As she walked down from the balcony, she saw a woman hold her young son protectively and throw a stick at a Gargoyle's head.
Isolde saw the commotion and ran down to stop what could happen. The woman looked at the princess and said, "Stay away from them, your Highness! They tried to harm my son!" Isolde shook her head and said, "I didn't see them try to hurt the lad. They're not the beasts! You're too blind and ignorant to see the beauty underneath!" Before some of the refugees began to surround the young woman and picked up stones to strike her, Goliath and his mentor lept down.
Goliath ordered the young Gargoyles, "You three, down to the rookery until I return. I'll deal with you then. And take him with you!" Isolde looked at the blue Gargoyle dog give a small whine and watched the four leave. Goliath looked at Isolde and asked, "Are you alright? They didn't hurt you, did they?" Isolde sighed, "No, they didn't. Why can't anyone just accept others for who and what they are?"
Isolde felt her body shake and hot tears run down her face. Goliath looked at the princess, gently brushed away her tears, and said, "I know how you feel about this, but I'll be able to make it up them somehow. Right now, I have business to attend to. Take care of your sister and stay safe." Isolde watched him fly away into the night with the older Gargoyle and heads fpr her room.
As dawn came, Isolde woke up and saw the Vikings attack. She realised that the knights can't fight the Vikings back and ran from her room. Catherine saw her older sister and told her the news. Isolde said, "We need to tell the captain about this!" The two sisters ran down the stairs and saw the captain, then told him the news. The captain grabbed the girls by their wrists and smirked, "It is worse than that, your Highnesses."
Isolde's eyes widened in shock and betrayal, then she shouted, "You bastard! How could you do this?! My father placed you as his best captain and the Gargoyles trusted you, but you turned your backs on them! If he was alive now, he'd have your head for this!" The two girls were dragged down and had their hands bound in front of them, then followed the people out of the castle towards the woods. From a distance, Isolde gave a last glance at her home and tears ran down her cheeks as she saw Hakon destroy the stone Gargoyles to pieces.
New York City, 2004
Isabelle woke up as she felt someone shake her lightly. She opened her eyes to see a woman younger than her with light brown hair, green eyes, and a beige complexion. She wore a white blouse with long sleeves, a red skirt with a floral pattern that reached her knees, and a pair of red flats. This is Isabelle's younger sister, Rosaline. She said, "Belle, you up yet?" Isabelle looked at her sister and said, "Yeah, Rose. I'm up. I kept having that weird dream about being in Medieval times. I was also reading some book about some castles in Scotland and felt like I've been in one of them."
Rosaline shrugged, "Yeah, that's pretty something. Anyways, you have about an hour to get ready for your first day at the night shift." Isabelle changed out of her clothes into a green t-shirt, dark blue jeans with a golden embroider, and a pair of white Nikes. She brushed her hair out and tied the elastics in, then got her gun holster and placed it over with a denim jacket.
She said, "Wish me luck on my first night." Rosaline giggled and said, "Yeah, sis." Isabelle walked out of the room and met up with her best friend since high school, Elisa Maza. Elisa was about two years older than Isabelle and said, "Well, it looks like it's time." Isabelle said, "I'm pretty excited for this, but kinda nervous about working at night." Elisa gave a small laugh and said, "Hey, I felt the same way when I first got into nights. C'mon, let's head over to my car and get started."
The two women walked into a red vintage and drove into the city. The radio from Elisa's car buzzed and said that there's something going on at Times Square. Isabelle asked, "Is there some kind of explosion going on there?" Elisa shrugged, "Not sure, but I hope that 9/11 doesn't repeat itself or something." As they pulled into Times Square, they saw some explosions from the sky and got out to meet with a police officer.
They held up their badges as Elisa said, "Maza and Donahue, 23rd and 24th." Isabelle looked up and asked, "What the heck's going on up there, Morgan?" The officer, Morgan, gave a shrug and looked up, "You got me, Detectives. Must be a heck of a party up there." Out of the sky, falling debris of rocks fell towards the street and made everyone scramble.
Isabelle and Elisa fell to the ground, then got up to inspect the rock. Elisa looked at the crowd and shouted, "Get back!" Isabelle mumbles to herself, "You guys wanna wind up like roadkill?" She looked at the rock and placed her hand on it, then notices deep gash marks. She said to herself, "Claw marks... Where have I seen this?" Elisa looked at her friend and asked, "Belle, what's this about?"
She said, "I dunno, but let's say that something strong enough can leave claw marks in solid stone. I had a feeling that I saw this before, but I can't place it." The two got out of the way as another falling rock fell towards a fire hydrant and made the water spurt out. As everyone cleared things away, Morgan asked, "What do you think really happened up there, Detectives?"
Isabelle shook her head, "I don't know, but I have a feeling about something about to happen. I'm not gonna sit around and wait." Elisa watched her friend walk towards a building and caught up with her. Isabelle asked, "You're gonna check it out with me, too?" Elisa said, "Yeah. I'm not gonna sit around either."
How was this one? This is my very first Gargoyles fanfic. I loved watching the series when the show was on Toon Disney at 8 and loved watching it. Now, I could watch the episodes on Youtube. I don't own the characters, but OCs; all rights to Disney. I hope you like this one! Kind reviews and comments are accepted.
AN: If you're curious about the pairings, I wanted to experiment having Goliath being paired with an OC. I know how much people love Goliath/Elisa shippers, but I sometimes think that Matt/Elisa would make a cute couple. Plus, one of the trio's gonna be paired with someone :)
Also, I changed the time from 1994 to 2004 to make it even more interesting.