Hey guys, this a sequel to MyWayWriter's "Family Bonds Of A Different Kind". Thank you MyWayWriter for letting me write this, you're awesome :). First Chapter away! Remember to review ;).

What is Love?

The sun is at its peak, shining as bright as ever. In Emperor Land, a party is currently in full swing with Gloria, Haley, Bo, Nicki, and Carmen as the lead singers. Everyone was having a great time, except for one lonely penguin. That one penguin was Gab, Erik's son. Ever-since Syrena left with Zev, he has been left heartbroken. Gab refuses to sing or to dance claiming he has lost his reason to do anything. He loves Syrena with all his heart and seeing her love another male broke him. Gab had just graduated at the top of his class, even though it was because he was forced to sing but even then his voice was incredible; The Elders had never seen such range on a male before. Erik and Age, along with the whole family, were worried about him; it was not healthy for such a bright and talented penguin to sulk all the time. Not Even Age could seem to relate to Gab's dilemma, but he was there for Gab whenever he needed to talk. There was only one penguin that could relate to him and that was his grandfather Mumble. Since Mumble had been through a struggle to be with Gloria and then on top of that he almost loses her again when he went to on his journey in search of the aliens, he was able to talk to Gab and understand where he is coming from. Although the only advice he could give Gab is to never give up on love, because true love always finds a way, Gab took these words to heart and to this day, he has not given hope. Gab is now resting against an icy slope, thinking about Syrena, while the rest of the penguins were in the party. (We found Love - Rihanna)

Gloria, Bo, and Nicki: Yellow diamonds in the light
And we're standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
What it takes to come alive

Haley and Carmen: It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny
But I've gotta let it go

All: We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Gloria and Bo: Shine a light through an open door
Love and life I will divide
Turn away cause I need you more
Feel the heartbeat in my mind

Haley, Nicki, and Carmen: It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny
But I've gotta let it go

All: We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Haley, Nicki, and Carmen: Yellow diamonds in the light
And we're standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine...

All: We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Gloria and Bo: We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

As the song finished, Gloria noticed Gab resting against the ice. She decided to go and talk to him and maybe get him to join the party.

"Hey girls I'm gonna leave for a bit so you guys take over!"

"Yeah no problem" Answered Haley

While Gloria was making her way towards Gab, Age noticed her and decided to see what's going on. Gloria never leaves in the middle of a party.

"Ma, are you okay?" Age asked worriedly.

"I'm okay Age, it's just Gab is sitting out again and I'm going to go cheer him up"

"And... How are you going to do that?"

"Easy...Mumble! Erik!"

"Ma what's wrong?" Erik answered as he ran towards her.

"Gloria are you alright honey?" Mumble asked

"No, Gab is just lying there again and I need both of you to cheer him up" Gloria answered, pointing at Gab.

"Mumble I need you to help me with that song" Gloria said as she winked at him.

Mumble then started to tap in slow and soothing rhythm. Erik immediately caught on to the song and immediately went to get back up singers.

(Bridge of Light - P!nk)

Gloria: When you think
Hope is lost
And giving up
Is all you got,
Blue turns black,
Your confidence is cracked,
There seems no turning back from here

Gab immediately noticed and looked at Gloria. This was the song his father had told him about. The song that could calm even the strongest of all snow storms.

Sometimes there isn't an obvious explanation
While the holiest stars can feel the strongest palpitations

Gab started walking towards his family. He immediately relaxed and felt like everything was going to be okay.

Gloria: That's when you can build a bridge of light,
That's what turns the wrong so right
That's when you can't give up the fight

Gab cracked a smile, something that he hasn't done in a while. It was a beautiful effort by his family and he was not going to make their efforts be for nothing.

Gab: That's when love turns nighttime into day,
That's when loneliness goes away,
That's when you gotta be strong tonight,
Only love can build us a bridge of light

Everyone was shocked, but pleasantly surprised. Gloria was crying, because she was happy for Gab. Soon enough the whole nation was backing them up and a new party had started.

Gloria: On your feet, I made a storm
You're convinced that you're all alone
Look at the stars, it's straight up the dark
You'll find your heart shines like the sun

Let's not let their anger get us lost
And the need to be right cause us way too high costs

That's when love can build a bridge of light
That's what turns the wrong so right
That's when you know it's worth the fight

Gab: That's when love turns nighttime into day
That's when loneliness goes away,
That's when you gotta be strong tonight
'cause only love can build us a bridge of light

Gloria: Deep breath, take it on the chin
But don't forget to let the love back in

That's when love can build a bridge of light
That's what turns the wrong so right
That's when you can't give up the fight

That's when love turns nighttime into day,
That's when loneliness goes away
That's when you gotta be strong tonight
'cause only love can build us a bridge of light

Gab: Only love can build us a bridge of light…

At the end of the song Gab felt relieved; He felt relieved that everything was going to be okay. With new vigor in his heart, Gab was about to join the party until he heard a familiar voice.

"Hey!Pa!Ma!"

It was Syrena! Everyone immediately went to greet and welcome her back. Gab decided to stay behind, because right behind her came Zev. They looked happy together and inside he felt happy that she found her soul-mate, but he couldn't help feeling bad for himself. Gab proceeded to slide away and hide from the crowd. On the other hand, Syrena had grown into a beautiful penguin; she was about Norma Jean's height, but looked a lot like Haley. Zev had also grown, he was a bit taller than Syrena and with all his feathers gone he looked a real adult; He even resembled Mumble a little bit with a little scar on his chest. Syrena noticed one person was missing from the family.

"Hey Erik, where's Gab?" Syrena asked spotting Gab's father. Erik sighed at this, but he knew she was going to find out sooner or later. He turned around to point to him, but found that his son had disappeared.

"Uhhh...I don't know actually. He is probably over there in that cave." Erik responded, pointing towards the icy cave, where Gab usually goes into.

"But why? Is something wrong?" Syrena asked with a worried voice.

"...Syrena it's not my place to say. You should talk to him alone though." Erik said with a sad voice and with that he walked away.

"Syrena is there something wrong?" Zev asked as he caught up to her.

"Gab is not here and I think something might be wrong with him" Syrena felt hurt that such a longtime friend would not come to see her and she was even more worried of what might be wrong. She also felt guilty that she didn't tell Gab she didn't love him and on top of that she never even said goodbye. Little did she know that the reason Gab is not there is because it's too painful for him to see be around her right now.

"Its okay honey, we'll find him." Zev said as he hugged her.

"Actually Zev, Uncle Erik said for to talk to him alone okay?" Syrena said with a dejected voice. She rubbed her neck against his in a loving manner, and then she unwillingly broke away.

"Okay Syrena, be-careful though"

"I will honey."

Zev was confused at how fast Syrena changed from being happy to being depressed after they had just reached Emperor land. She always talked about wanting to return home. Even though he was confused, he knew one thing; He was going to find answers. And off he went to find Age and Erik.

Syrena slowly walked toward the cave where Gab was supposedly in, thinking that maybe he was mad at her for not saying goodbye or something along those lines. Syrena felt weird inside, she felt something fresh and happy, but she also felt terrible guilt; she couldn't quite understand it. Her life had never been better, she had Zev and they had just returned to her home where she received a warm welcome from her family. She brushed it off and continued walking and finally entered the cave.

Syrena turned a corner and immediately saw a penguin resting against an icy slope. She felt that strange feeling again, but she suppressed it. She approached the penguin, but as she approached the penguin that feeling kept getting stronger and stronger.

"Gab?" Syrena called. The penguin looked at her in pure shock. Syrena now knew who this penguin was.

Gab was shocked to see her here. He really didn't expect Syrena to go looking for him and find in a this cave of all places. He just stood there frozen in shock and fear.

"Gab are you okay? It's me Syrena."

A tear slid down from Gab's eye, it slowly made its way to his cheek and then suddenly dropped into the now damp spot of ice. Gab tried to run away, but he still couldn't move his body and as Syrena got closer, he suddenly wished he never met her...