The year was 1923. A quiet park sat outside of the busy London streets and buildings. People came here to relax and get away from all the business of the city.

A woman sat on a park bench, alone, singing into her flute the most beautiful tune anyone would have ever heard. It sounded other worldly, like no other. Sometimes others would stare and listen to that beautiful sound and perhaps ask for another song. Once a man proposed that she should perform for a living but was politely rejected.

Virginia Dare didn't need to draw attention to herself by performing for an audience. That is the last thing you should do when you are an immortal in hiding.

"I thought I recognized that tune." A voice came from behind her.

"Why if it isn't the famous Dr. Dee. And by famous I mean infamous." Ms. Dare grinned at the fellow immortal. "I don't know whether that is a compliment or a comment." Dr. Dee sat next to her.

"What brings you here?" Virginia inquired.

"Nothing, I just saw you sitting here. Can't I just say hello to an old friend?"

"It is unlike you to do such things, Dee." The middle aged looking woman slipped her flute into her purse. "What do you really want?" She asked seriously this time. "How long have we known each other, Virginia?" "Long enough."

A smart answer. Dee looked at her, his eyes expressionless as usual," I was thinking that maybe we should join forces." Virginia Dare's head snapped back to look at him. "Join forces? To do what?" "To help me acquire the Codex of course. Really, Virginia it's not that hard to guess."

The woman glared at him as he made the remark. "And what will you give me in return if I do help you?" The Englishman blinked, "Well…what do you want?" He assumed she'd wanted something in return but he never figured out what. It was hard to tell with Virginia. "Hmph, typical Dr. Dee." She looked away form him. Dee became confused. "I don't think I will help you." Dare decided with a hint of irritation in her voice. "Death and destruction follow, John, and I will not be a part of it."

Dee rolled his eyes, he's heard that fact long enough. "I guess I should've known better than to go to you." There was a pause.

"In the long years we have known each other, you have known nothing about me." Her grey eyes looked to the ground beneath them. "You don't bother to ask what I want, what I feel or what I even like. The only fact that everyone knows is what happened to my master."

"Well it is a monumental deal for a humani to kill an elder."

"There is more to the human than their actions." Virginia replied. Dee had to admit he didn't know much about this woman, though he saw her in the city from time to time when she was in this Earth Shadowrealm. Grey eyes suddenly looked into his equally coloured grey eyes, "I think it is better to not join forces, John." The Englishman nodded in agreement though he couldn't grasp what having to know more about her had to do with tracking the Flamels. "Think about it, it is better to join with a friend than a stranger."

"We don't have to be strangers, Virginia. We could be more than that if it makes you more comfortable."

"More comfortable!" She chuckled.

"Friends, if you wish." He pressed on.

"We know nothing of each other, Dee. We're just strangers that act like friends and nothing more. " They both looked out onto the park. "Do you want to know more about me?" he asked. Another pause fell upon them only this was longer. After a minute or two, she answered, "Yes." Their grey eyes met again. If knowing more about this flute playing woman was going to getting him closer into capturing the Codex, Dee would do it.

"Where would you like to start?" Dr. Dee asked his fellow immortal.


Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare belong to Michael Scott