Chapter 1

Luna Foxglove Broom stared at the dirt road as she drove the government SUV; while, her good friend, John Myers, sat in the passenger seat, and staring out at the forest as it passed by. It was nice to see the forests of New York again. It was better than seeing a flat waste land of white.

The two were transferred back to the Headquarters of the BPRD in New York from Antarctica. Luna was to watch over two new additions to the team and John was to be the new researcher for the team as Professor Broom's replacement. They were driving to the new HQ, which was moved to the wilderness of the state. They moved to make sure that the twins that Liz had had plenty of room to grow. The ride was for the most part silent, except for the radio; which was playing country.

"Are you okay with this?" John asked, turning off the radio and looking at her.

"What are you talking about?"

"Me taking over your father's position."

'Oh, that.' Luna sighed. She looked at him briefly, and seeing the seriousness in his eyes, before looking back at the road. "John, we've talked about this. I'm fine with you taking his position. Honestly, I would only allow you to have the job."

John seemed to mull this over before answering. "So, was it you who had recommended that I have this position?"

"Well," she smiled a little, "you could say that." John started to chuckle, yet tried to keep form laughing.

"What's so funny John?"

"You and Red are sometimes so a like," he commented and Luna smiled at this.

"So, are you excited to be back in New York?"

John just looked at her. "You know the answer to that question." They both started to laugh at this.

After they calmed down, a more comfortable silence fell between them. However, yet again, John broke that a few minutes later: "So, what are you going to be watching over Luna?"

She shook her head at him and sighed. "You don't learn do you? Three years is more than enough time to stop referring to the creatures as things."

"But, I didn't—"

"I know you didn't say that," she cut him off. "However, your question suggests that I'm going to be watching over an object. It's not a what, but a who."

John just looked confused and a little annoyed. Luna only laughed and smiled at the glare he was giving her. "Alright, alright," she giggled. "Apparently, I'm going to be watching over two Elven twins: Prince Nuada and Princess Nuala."

John's face went from a glare to recognition. "I read the report on that. They both died, but somehow came back. The Prince injured two agents before Red, Liz, Abe, and Krouss came in. He probably would have killed a lot of agents if Abe hadn't been able to sense the Princess' mind."

Luna nodded. "Yeah, the theory is that the Angel of Death brought them back; however, because no one has been able to find him, it cannot be confirmed."

"But, wait, isn't Red supposed to watch him?"

Luna scoffed. "That was the arrangement, yes. But, that big ape is constantly fighting with him." She gave a heavy sigh before continuing. "Manning is worried that they could tear down the place if they really got into it. He thought it would be better to have someone who understands him and his culture more, to watch over him."

"I think he probably meant your age," John mumbled.

Luna heard him and gave him a look. John just looked out the window to avoid her eyes, and saw a giant mansion. It almost looked like a small castle with the way it was built.

"I guess we're here," Luna whispered.