Yay…..school is over! Time to freakin update! Woo hoo! I'm ready for this to be done, as I'm sure you are. But seriously, what really kept me going to write this story is because of the few wonderful reviews I have received recently. You guys are really motivating me to finish this. I would still finish this story anyway, review or no review. But it's nice to feel appreciated so I thank you so so much. Anyways, I really hope you like what I have here! Enjoy!
Marie hurried as fast as she could to Notre Dame that night. Her heart pounded as she fled faster. Finally she reached the main door to the cathedral and opened it. She closed it softly as she heard the sound of the priests chanting and didn't want to disturb them. She then quickly ascended up the stairs to the bell tower and as she reached the top, she opened the door. She then climbed up on the ladder to Quasimodo's living quarters and began to call for him.
"Quasi? It's me... Marie!" But heard no answer.
"Quasi? Please answer…I know you're angry with me, but I have to explain…please? Quasi?"
She searched all around for himbut couldn't find him in anywhere. She then wondered if he was up on the rooftop. She headed towards the ladder that led up to it. Meanwhile, the gargoyles watched her as they hid behind a bell. When she was out of sight, they began to speak.
"That poor girl. She must be really sorry for what she did to our Quasi." Said Laverne.
"I had a feeling that she would come back." Said Victor.
"But she obviously has no idea where Quasi is. I say we come out of the open and tell her what happened to him." Hugo boldly said.
"You mean…..break our cover?" asked Victor.
"Hugo, we haven't talked to anyone besides Quasi." Laverne replied. "She may freak out…I mean it's not every day gargoyles talk to humans."
"And it goes against the rules." Victor replied.
"What rules? Who said we can't talk to anyone we want?" Hugo asked.
"Urmmm….well…good point for once Hugo," said Victor.
"Listen, she's our pal's gal and we have to do everything we can to help him…right?"
"Well…yes." Said Victor.
"Well then, stop being stiff like a couple of old stones and let's do everything we can to help him. Alright?"
"Alright," said Laverne and Victor. Ironically, they could hear Marie coming back down from the top of the bell tower. She cried out Quasi's name over and over again.
"Quasi…Quasimodo! Please answer me." She walked towards the miniature model of Paris and looked at Quasimodo's own figurine. She picked it up and looked at it. She couldn't believe what she did to him. And now he's probably gone forever because of her. She began to cry and held the figurine towards her chest. Suddenly she heard a voice that sounded like an older lady.
"Please don't cry, Marie. Everything will be fine."
"What! Who's there!" She said as she looked around the tower. She picked up Quasi's carving knife and held it out.
"Eaaaasy toots, we're not going to harm yeh." Another voice cried out from the darkness.
"Her name is not "toots" it's Marie you little pest." Cried another.
"Who are you? And….how do know my name?" she asked curiously.
"We're friends of Quasi, we just happen to live here." Said Laverne.
"Well that's funny…Quasi never mentioned anyone else living here. Besides, I've been here a few times before and I have never seen anyone here besides Quasimodo." Marie said.
"Well…that's because we never wanted him to mention us. You see, we've been guardians of Quasimodo ever since he was a lad, and we've never talked to any…"
"We don't have time for an explanation Victor, we have to help her." Said Laverne.
"Wait, before anyone does anything, I demand that you show yourselves to me." Said Marie.
"Well…I guess we better do it guys." Said Hugo. They agreed and slowly started to hop out from the shadows. Marie was ready with her knife just in case anything happens. But as she began to see what she thought she was seeing as three unusual figures arose from the darkness. When she saw that they were gargoyles she dropped her knife. She couldn't believe it.
"Am I…..dreaming this?" she asked as she stood in awe.
"I'm afraid not." Laverne replied.
"I don't believe it….Gargoyles? Talking gargoyles? It's…impossible! Am I losing my mind here?"
"Listen don't be spreading this around. We don't wanna end up in some kind of traveling freak show." Said Hugo.
"Oh…no..no. I just, can't believe it that's all. It's just that Quasi never mentioned you three and well, obviously I'm shocked."
"He probably wanted to wait, I'm sure he was going to introduce us to you sooner or later. But we can discuss this later."
"Oh yes! Where's Quasi? I have to find him." Marie said as she got to her knees to be head level to the gargoyles.
"I'm afraid he was taken away." Victor said.
"What! By whom?" Marie asked.
"That no good brother of Frollo's and some guards. They captured him earlier today." Said Hugo.
"No…no…he…promised me Quasi wouldn't be hurt." Marie said.
"Why would he promise that?" asked Victor.
"Because I promised him I would marry him as long as he didn't harm Quasimodo." Marie replied.
"Ahha! We knew there was something up when you broke it off with Quasi." Said Hugo.
Laverne elbowed him in the gut and said, "Not now Hugo!"
"My dear, I'm afraid he lied to you. We're truly sorry," Victor said as Laverne took Marie's hand in hers. Marie shook her head in disbelief. She almost gave her life away to an evil man for nothing. And he was breaking his promise to her.
"I have to find him. I have to find him now." Marie said as she got up on her feet.
"I would go and tell Phoebus. He's captain of the guard. I'm sure he could help you." Laverne said.
"Yes…I'll do anything. I just hope I am not too late. Thank you so much. I do appreciate your help."
"Just bring our boy back." Laverne said.
"Don't worry, I will." Marie hurried and descended from the bell tower and headed towards the door to go outside. She ran down the street until she recognized Phoebus' and Esmeralda's house. She knocked on the door loudly and kept knocking until she saw a candle light in the window. She then saw Phoebus' facein the window seeing who was at their door in the middle of the night. He opened the door and asked, "Marie, what are you doing here?"
"I think Quasi is in trouble."
"What do you mean in trouble?" Esmeralda asked as got to the door next to Phoebus.
"I've heard he was captured by Jean's guards and I was wondering if you knew anything about it Phoebus."
"You mean today? I never saw nor heard of him being brought in. I just talked to him earlier today."
"I don't know, but we have to find out. I just know Quasi is in danger." Marie pleaded.
"Phoebus, she may be right." Esmeralda said.
"Alright, let's go." Phoebus said as he went out to fetch his horse.
Ok, that's it for now. Now that school is over and it's summer I will definitely have more time to finish this. Please keep reviewing! It really encourages me to keep going. But review or no review, I will finish this story and my goal is this summer. Thanks guys, you are all amazing!