Chapter 4

-Morrigan- "Noooo! I don't want you to go!" She tugs on her father's clothes.

-Belial- "Ah! Morrigan…we've been through this, child. This meeting is very important. I'll only be gone two weeks."

-Morrigan- "Why can't you have the meeting here? Why do have to go to the human world?"

-Belial- "Because in Makai, it's easy for spies to hear our plans. In the human world, even if someone does hear us, there will be no consequence."

-Morrigan- "I don't know what consequence means! Just stay home, Daddy! Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!"

-Belial- "Morrigan!"

-Morrigan- "Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please…"

-Belial- "*sigh*"


-Mudo- "Well, I'm already for my trip with Lord Belial."

-Lucien- "…"

-Mudo- "Oh? Is something the matter, Lucien?"

-Lucien- "Grrrrr…"

-Mudo- "Sorry? I didn't quite catch that."

-Lucien- "One more time!"

-Mudo- "Very well." They play a round of rock-paper-scissors.

-Lucien and Mudo- "One, two, three!"

-Lucien- "GAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!"

-Mudo- "Rock beats scissors, I'm afraid. Don't worry, I'm sure you and Lady Morrigan will have a wonderful time together."

-Lucien- "I hate you…"

-Mudo- "I wonder where Lord Belial is. He's taking an awfully long time." Belial comes in, carrying luggage in his hands and a little girl on his leg.

-Morrigan- "…please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please…"

-Lucien and Mudo- "Ugh…"

-Belial- "Heh. She's got a strong grip, this one!"

-Mudo- "Master, we should really be on our way. We have a very tight schedule." He opens a book and begins chanting an incantation.

-Belial- "Yes, I agree. Morrigan, the time for games is over. I really must be going now."

-Morrigan- "But…"

-Belial- "No buts!"

-Morrigan- "*sniffle* B-But I…" Tears start to form in her eyes.

-Belial- "…*sigh*" He crouches down to her side.

-Belial- "Child, you know that I would love nothing more than to spend my days with you. But I told you that this meeting is important for all of Makai. It's part of Daddy's superhero job, remember?"

-Morrigan- "…*sniffle*"

-Belial- "I want Makai to be the best possible world for you to live in and play in. Nothing but the best for my daughter." He wipes the tears from her eyes.

-Belial- "So no more tears, child. You've got to be a big girl and watch the House while I'm gone. This is a task I can trust only to an Aensland. Can you do that for me?"

-Morrigan- "…Okay, Daddy."

-Belial- "And I promise I'll be home as soon as possible and I'll make up for all our lost time, all right?"

-Morrigan- "*gasp* Okay!"

-Mudo- "The portal is ready, Lord."

-Belial- "I see. Lucien."

-Lucien- "Yes, Lord." He picks up Morrigan, who is still trying to fight back tears. Belial, with a soft smile, places a hand on her cheek.

-Belial- "I love you, Morrigan."

-Morrigan- "I love you too, Daddy."

-Belial- "Hm." He and Lucien turn to walk into the portal before it closes, leaving small traces of energy behind.

-Morrigan- "…"


-Morrigan- "When's Daddy coming back?"

-Lucien- "He's not any closer to coming home than he was when you asked thirty seconds ago, my lady."

-Morrigan- "Aw…I miss Daddy…"

-Lucien- "And he misses you too, I'm sure. But for now, you need to be strong for him." They walk into her bedroom.

-Morrigan- "*sigh*"

-Lucien- "Now, your father was kind enough to let you stay up past your bedtime to see him off. But now you need to rest. Tomorrow, we'll start up on your studies."

-Morrigan- "Yes, Lucien." Lucien places the child into her bed and tucks her in.

-Lucien- "Would you like me to read you a story?"

-Morrigan- "You're bad at reading stories! Daddy's better!"

-Lucien- "…*ahem* Very well, then. Good night, Lady Morrigan. Please call for me should you need anything." He leaves the bedroom.

-Morrigan- "…*sigh*" She closes her eyes.


In the days that pass, Morrigan goes about her usual routine. She studies with Lucien and exercises every day, trying to keep her mind off of the fact that her father isn't home. But it soon becomes harder and harder for her. She always manages to remember doing everything with her father and having the most fun a child could have. Soon enough, her patience begins to run thin. Then, one night…


-?- "Morrigan…Morrigan, my child…"

-Morrigan- "Mm…huh?" She slowly opens her eyes.

-?- "Morrigan…"

-Morrigan- "Ah! Wh-Who's there? Lucien!"

-?- "Morrigan, come here…"

-Morrigan- "…! The window…?" She begins to step out of bed, but hesitates. Her hands have begun to shake.

-Morrigan- "Ah! N…No! I have to be strong for Daddy! I have to protect the Aensland house!" She clenches her fists and runs to the window to find the source of the voice.

-Morrigan- "Where are you? Show yourself, you meanie!" It is then that a figure floats down from behind her.

-?- "Fly."

-Morrigan- "*gasp*" Before she can fully turn around, it's too late. The figure pushes her out of the window.

-Morrigan- "AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!" Lucien bursts through the doors of her bedroom.

-Lucien- "My lady, I came as fast as I…ah!" He soon realizes that no one is in the room.

-Lucien- "Lady Morrigan? Lady Morrigan!"

-Morrigan- "Ha, ha, ha, ha!"

-Lucien- "Huh? It's coming from the window!" He runs to the window and sees Morrigan flying through the night sky with her new wings.

-Lucien- "She's…she's flying!"


-Morrigan- "Ha, ha, ha! I'm flying! I'm really flying!"

-?- "Well, of course you are."

-Morrigan- "Huh?" She looks to her side and sees a beautiful woman flying next to her.

-?- "It's in your blood."

-Morrigan- "You're the voice from before! You're so pretty!"

-?- "Why, thank you!"

-Morrigan- "So you knew that I would fly if I fell?"

-?- "I know everything about you, Morrigan. I know more than even your father."

-Morrigan- "Huh? But Daddy's Daddy! He knows everything!"

-?- "There are many things I must discuss with you, Morrigan. You and your father. What do you say we pay him a visit?"

-Morrigan- "*gasp* We can go see Daddy in the human world!"

-?- "If you like."

-Morrigan- "Please, please, please!"

-?- "Then to the human world we go!" They both continue to fly into the distance.

-Morrigan- "Thank you sooooo much…um…"

-?- "Hm? You don't know who I am? I'm surprised, Morrigan!"

-Morrigan- "Should I know you?"

-?- "My name is Jedah. Jedah Domah. I'm your mother, child."