AN: I originally wrote this for a book report back in highschool, but I just found it an my hardrive and decided I might as well post it.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own Homeland and made no profit from this.

Alternate Ending

As I walked into the chapel a cold weight settled in my stomach. My family, all of my family, was there, surrounding the Spider Queen's black altar.

"So pleased that you could join us Drizzt. The ice in Malice's words could freeze magma.

"Come closer, Drizzt." Maya said.

I looked at my father as I walked forward. Zak's eyes pleaded with me, begging me to understand some unspoken message.

I was standing right next to the altar before I realized Briza was holding something, the spider-like dagger of Lolth.

Suddenly I understood my father's message, but it was too late. Briza stepped toward me and plunged the cursed thing into my chest.

I tried to fight it. I tried to get the thing out of me, but I couldn't. Lolth's spider came alive and dug it's way through me to my heart.

I fell on the altar. "Why?"

"You displeased the Spider Queen." Malice sneered.

"And now you will suffer your proper fate." Briza said with disdain.

Vierna's voice held a hint of sadness though. "He could have been great."