I know Gargoyles is so passé but I wrote this story ages ago and decided to post it. These characters so belong to Disney so send no money….just enjoy!

Elisa sat waiting in her living room for something to happen. She was still reeling from the dream she had. It had been over two weeks since she had that dream but it was reliving itself, night after night and she hadn't told anyone about it. It was like keeping the worst kind of secret ever because it was eating her up but she couldn't tell anyone. She had done everything she could think of, not to think about it but now, as she sat in her living room, on her night off, with most of the clan in Avalon, she found herself thinking about that.

"A penny for your thoughts?"

"What!" Startled, Elisa jumped off the couch, turning to face the voice.

"Wasn't that the right thing to say?"

"Yes, you just startled me is all," She jumped into the arms of her visitor, planting a kiss firmly on the mouth of her friend.

"I am happy to see you too."

"I thought you and the clan were in Avalon?"

"Yes, I returned early to spend some time with you. I also had a favor to ask."

"You know I'll do anything for you, Goliath."

"Could you spend some time with Angela? Talk to her, see what's going on with her."

"Is something wrong?"

"Ever since our last encounter with Demona, she's been a bit out of touch. What little time she spends with the clan, she hardly speaks to anyone. She just looks out into the sky and cries. Neither Broadway or I can comfort her."

"This is very hard for her Goliath. She grew up being loved and she's been used and manipulated by someone she thinks should love her."

"Demona has rejected all of her clan that she cannot control. I've never been as open to it as I am now. She wants power, she always has and the rest of us just get in her way."

"You loved her Goliath; you didn't want to see those things."

"But it was there Elisa. It was always there, right in front of me and I just refused to see it but the first night of our reunion said all that I couldn't all those years ago." They had since sat down and Elisa brought Goliath's head down to her lap and stroked his hair.

"Relax." After a few moments she heard the familiar rumbles from deep in his throat and she smiled, unaware of him noticing. "You like that, do you?"

"Yes."

"Goliath, sometimes you are too simple for words."

"Thank you, I think, but I'm going to have to ask you another favor."

"Shoot."

"Tell me about your dream the other night."

"Goliath, I've told you before, it was nothing."

"I want to know because it seemed to upset you." Goliath turned in her lap so he could see her face. He often spent nights studying her as she slept. He replayed her every expression of the night as she slept beside him. This feeling was so different that what he felt for Demona so many years ago. Elisa was truly his equal; she was trustworthy and had no use for power and manipulations - she just wanted to keep her city safe.

"Is it warm in here, or is it just me?" Elisa asked changed the subject, while fanning her face. She rubbed the back of her neck then moved both hands to the bottom of her shirt and pulled it up and over her head, leaving her clad in her jeans and camisole.

"Elisa, what are you doing?"

"I'm hot Goliath, so I took my shirt off."

"Maybe you should..."

"Maybe I should what, put my shirt back on, it defeats the purpose, besides its just underwear.

"It would probably be best..."

"…If you relax. I'm fully clothed some people actually leave their home in just what I'm wearing now. Goliath opened his mouth to speak and Elisa silenced him by placing a finger over his mouth. She moved her hand to his neck and began massaging it, delighting in the rumble that emerged from his throat. Her hand moved to his hair and she rested her head on the back of the couch. Goliath looked up at her with a smile and relaxed enjoying the feeling of her hand in his hair.

"The choice is yours for the asking, but there can be no turning back."

"I need both, I must have both."

"You must choose"