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"I guess being half cat isn't so bad." Zaus walked gracefully along one of the thin wooden beams that supported the tower, high above the ground.
Instead of the silk gown, the sorceress now wore one of the detective's black fitted shirts that showed off her toned fur belly, and a pair of slightly dark faded very fitting blue jeans that hugged her hips nicely. Half of her hair was in a loose braided pony tail, sporting her gargoyle pendant as well.
"Hey where's Zaus?" Looking down the Siberian tiger sorceress saw her three best friends coming in.
"Up here, guys!" Getting in a couching position, Zaus jumped from the beam she was on to the non working gears, scaling them down quickly. Once on the ground the Siberian stood, her tail swaying behind her as she dusted herself off.
"Wow, Zaus. You're getting the hang of your new abilities really easily." Lexington said, amazed at what he saw.
"I really had nothing else to do while you slept." Zaus shrugged.
"Well, while Broadways makes breakfast, why don't I teach you how to glide." Brooklyn said as she headed up the stone steps.
"Sure!" Zaus' excitement made her three gargoyle friends smile brightly.
"And where are you two off to?" Goliath asked, seeing the sorceress and red gargoyle heading out of the clock tower.
"Brooklyn's going to teach me how to glide while Broadway makes breakfast."
"I don't know."
"Come on, lad, Let the lass go for her first glide. She'll need to learn it anyway." Hudson said, placing his clawed hand upon the leaders shoulder.
"Alright, but don't go to far from the clock tower." Goliath sighed, finally giving in.
"Thanks, Goliath!" Zaus gave the leader a quick hug, then headed outside.
Once outside, her beaked friend was already perched on the ledge. Her nerves kicked in when she stood next to him, looking down at the city below.
"It may look scary at first, but you'll get used to it." Brooklyn stood to his full height, being a head taller the her, putting out his clawed hand for her to take.
"You better be right." She confidently placed her own clawed hand into his strong ones.
"I am. Now we're going to dive off the ledge and when I give the word, open your wings and the air current will lift us into the sky."
"Ok, you won't let go, will you?" Zaus' voice shook, scared that she might fall.
"No, I'll wait till you're ready, and if you fall, I'll be there to catch you." Brooklyn smiled, reassuring the sorceress that stood next to him.
"Alright, I'm ready."
Taking a deep breath, the red gargoyle and siberian tiger mutate dived off the clock tower. The sorceress' grip tightened around her red friend's hand as the sight of streets below came closer.
Brooklyn and Zaus spread their wings, catching the air current, and glided high into the sky. Zaus felt the fear of flying being replaced by amazement and excitement. Gliding felt so right to her, she could have spent hours just gliding everywhere. With the help of her red friend, Zaus was about to get the hang of turning in all directions, even suspending herself in the air for a few seconds.
"This is amazing." Zaus said as they glided above the clock tower.
"Ready to try on your own?" Brooklyn asked, but for some reason, he hope she would say no.
"Yeah, I am."
The sorceress and the red gargoyle released each others hold. Everything was going perfect until the sorceress clenched her stomach and screamed in agony.
"Zaus!" Brooklyn watched in horror as his friend began to fall.
Thinking fast, the red gargoyle dived down, catching the sorceress in his arms, and landed back on the tower. Feeling her shake uncontrollably, he looked down in amazement. For his friend was starting to change back, but in a very painful way.
"What happened?" Goliath's voice yelled out as the other gargoyles and the detective came running out of the tower.
"I don't know! We were just gliding and the next thing I know she was falling and screaming in pain!"
The detective moved closer to get a better look at the sorceress, her eyes widening in amazement.
The fur all over the sorceress' body and tail were now gone, her facial features where slowly changing back along with her legs and feet.
"Whats wrong with her?" Lexington asked.
He, along with the others, could hear the shifting of bones coming from the screaming sorceress. It broke their hearts to hear her in such pain.
"She's changing back, but painfully. Whoever did this to her must have kept her sedated while she was changing. Now that she is changing back, she is feeling everything. She's changing rapidly, so it's causing her more pain. She must have been the first person this Dr. Sevarius tested it on. Maybe he knew it would not last long." Elisa could see the poor girl shake in pain as she tried to hold back her scream.
"Why in the world would someone be so cruel as to do this to an Innocent person!?" Hudson said.
"I Don't know, but I'm going to find out."
"What do we do? Is there anyway we can stop her from being in so much pain?" Broadway asked fearfully.
"Is she going to Die?"Lexington got the most horrified deadly look from his red rookery brother.
"No Lex, she isn't going to die, but their is nothing we can do for the pain, all we can do is wait. Lay her on the mattress, hopefully she'll pass out from the pain." Elisa didn't want to say it, but if the girl did pass out, she wouldn't be in as much pain.
Everyone moved out of the way as the red gargoyle headed into the clock tower, carefully trying to not hurt her even more. Once near the mattress, he laid her down gently and covered her up.
It broke his heart to see his friend like this, she had never been in this much pain before. Sure the others felt the same way, but this was different. It felt like his heart had broke in two the first second he had heard her scream. He wished he could take it away.
Instead of joining the others, Brooklyn sat down, leaning up against the wall, next to the sorceress, and watched as she slowly, painfully, changed back into her human form. Looking at her face, it looked like she had passed out from the pain, but he could still see the expression of pain in her face.
"Don't worry, Zaus, I'm not going anywhere." Brooklyn said softly. Using one of his talons he moved a couple wet strands of white hair off her sweaty forehead.
All night, the sorceress' screams echoed throughout the tower. The detective didn't even bother to go to work, fearing that if she left, something would happen. Everyone in the tower did nothing but listen to the friend's screams, each one taking turns on checking on her, even though the red gargoyle stayed by her side.
"You coming, lad?" Hudson asked. He and the rest of the gargoyles headed up the steps as the rising sun approached.
"No, I'm going to stay here." Brooklyn said, not taking his eyes off the now peacefully sleeping sorceress. She was finally back to her normal form.
The old gargoyle just nodded his head, heading outside with the rest. The detective walked over the the concerned gargoyle. She could see the pain in his eyes.
"She'll be alright, Brooklyn, All she needs is rest now." Elisa said placing a comforting hand on the gargoyle's shoulder.
"I hope you're right." Brooklyn said as he went into stone sleep, his gaze still on his sleeping friend.
At the Castle, David Xanatos was sitting in front of his work desk, waiting patiently for his phone to ring. He was very interested to hear how the little test he had ordered went out. And finally, he was able to talk to the doctor.
"You will be pleased, Mr. Xanatos." Sevarius told him with his perfectionis voice. "The mutation works wonderfully. There are no undesirable side effects like additional unwanted limbs, death or insanity. She should have changed back to normal now, though. Just as you told me. Well, if you had give me free hand, she would have stayed like this, but..."
"Sounds good." Xanatos interrupted him. He knew the doctor's stubborn and immoral attitude regarding this topic. "And she's still in your lab?"
"That is a little problem." Sevarius cleared his throat. "We were not able to hold her, she escaped through a window..."
"Well, I saw that coming. That's one of the reasons why I didn't want the change to be permanent " Xanatos answered. He wasn't shocked in the slightest.
"Besides, I have other planes in mind for her." A smirked played on Xanatos face.
"Now we can continue with the project. And you will be happy to hear that I want the next objects to be changed permanently... and while you work on that, I'll think about something to keep them in the place where they belong."
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