I froze, and looked over towards the entrance of all the festivities, and my mouth fell open. My father, Noir was there. I felt rage begin to blossom in the pit of my stomach. Everyone froze, no one dared to breath. His laugh echoed through the tent once more. I stood up slowly. He walked towards me slowly, gently picking up a champagne glass, and took a large gulp.
"Well, congratulations Knox and Remi. I always knew you were a little…." He paused, searching for the right one. I braced myself for an attack. There had to be some reason as to why he was here, but none came to mind. I started to walk around the table, after untangling my hand from Savitar's grip. Noir noticed me, and turned so that he and I were staring deep into each others eyes, mine full of anger, and his were ice, pure ice.
"What do you want, Noir?" I spoke, my voice quiet, I was trying to control the rage that was bubbling in my stomach. He laughed at my question, it was a cold sound, and I wanted to kill him.
"Isn't it obvious, Alexandra? I've come to take you back to Azmodea, and today, on the day of your brother's wedding seemed fitting." He said, and he reached towards me. I took a step back, and took a defensive stance. His eyes shifted from ice to danger. Everything in the room shifted along with it. I kept my eyes steady, and he curled his mouth upward in a grim smile, and he laughed once more.
"No, not today…. I guess that seeing my daughter looking so beautiful. It's a shame that Katyana isn't back from her honeymoon yet." And with that, Noir left. I stood very still for a moment, and then I relaxed. He was really gone. I smiled a prizewinning smile.
"Sorry for the interruption everyone! Please, continue with the festivities!" I told them. Everyone began to do what they were originally, but there was a hint of rigid tension floating around the room. I sat next to Savitar, and picked at the reminisce of my food.
It was a week later, and I was still feeling apprehensive. I was grateful that I was taking a two week sabbatical on Savitar's island, as well as Remi and Knox, who could go out into the sunlight, since he received his soul back from Artemis. It was a somewhat perfect family moment. I was lounging in the huge bed in Savitar's room, enjoying the quiet, until I heard someone enter the room, I closed my eyes, and pretended to sleep. I felt Savitar lie down beside me, and he wrapped his arms around my waist, and I felt him lean in close to my ear.
"You're not asleep, baby. I know you're awake." He whispered, and I smiled, opening my eyes. I turned my head, and looked at him. His hair was still damp, he'd just finished surfing. He smelled of sun, flowers, and ocean. It was a wonderful way to wake up in the morning. I smiled, and he returned it, with a quizzical look in his eyes.
"What are you thinking about?" He whispered, and I felt my face heat up.
"I was thinking about you, about how this is a really nice way to wake up in the morning.." I said, as I leaned up to kiss him. He kissed me back, sweetly, and he lifted me onto his lap. I snuggled in, and rested my head on his chest.
"That's sweet. I was thinking about you too…. Heh.." He chuckled nervously. I raised an eyebrow, something was off about this. I turned around, and looked at him. He was nervous, his eyes were a dark green, and he was hiding something, or feeling guilty about something.
"Sav, what's going on in that pretty little skull of yours?" I asked, and he smiled awkwardly, but he started talking.
"Please, please don't be mad…"