(A/N: I own nothing and read last chapter.)
"Give me a break Eliza! Can't you do something to keep most everyone you meet from falling head over heels for you in mere seconds?" Chavez asked sounding as if she were about to throw her hands up in defeat, not that Eliza blamed her since her eyebrow was twitching ever so slightly as well.
"Trust me Captain if I could I would. It got tiring after the third time I had to refuse a date from one of my teachers in Highschool." Eliza said her eyebrow twitching even more so at the flirtatious looks Xanatos and Owen were giving her as she and Chavez discreetly looked around and took note of everything, even the seeming to move Gargoyle statue on the battlement a little ways away.
"Mind telling us what happened here Xanatos, and please don't tell me it was an exploding generator?" Elisa said sighing slightly as she and Chavez followed behind Xanatos as he led them through the castle.
"Owen was a little confused, that is for the press. My men and I just repelled a rival invasion." Xanatos said causing Elisa to stop and plant her hands on her hips slightly as she narrowed her eyes at Xanatos.
"A rival invasion? You're a private citizen Xanatos, not a country." Elisa said wondering if he would slip and tell her who the 'rival invasion' was.
"Quite right, my beautiful detective, however I own a company bigger than any country you can name." Xanatos said smirking, and causing Elisa to narrow her eyes further at him.
"I presume they have licenses for the automatic gunfire that both Elisa and I heard?" Chavez asked trying to bring the multibillionaire's attention away from her goddaughter.
"Of course." Xanatos said his full attention still on Elisa even as he led the two women back towards where Owen was standing.
"I hope I've satisfied your curiosity, detective? Captain?" David asks his eyes never wavering from Elisa even once as he spoke.
"Not even close…but we'll back off for now." Elisa said speaking for herself and Chavez after the two women exchanged glances briefly.
"Please feel free to come back at any time detective. Owen will show you out as I, unfortunately, have business to attend to. Have a pleasurable night, detective. Captain." Xanatos said rather flamboyantly kissing the back of Elisa's hand and merely giving the brown haired woman a nod of politeness, much to Elisa's annoyance.
"Follow me detective, Captain. Please remain close as these halls can seem like a maze to those that don't know them." Owen said smiling at Elisa as he began to lead the two women towards the elevator when Elisa saw something out the corner of the eye and turned to look closer.
"Is something the matter detective?" Owen asked noticing her attention being diverted and turned to look where she was looking. Chavez also turned to look and blinked at seeing a very life like gargoyle appear to move up on the battle mounts.
"I could've sworn I saw that gargoyle move." Elisa said quite calmly for seeing a gargoyle statue move.
"Yes these old castles tend to have that kind of feel about them. I thought I saw the same thing more than once." Owen said mentally cursing that the gargoyle had been seen by the suspicious detective.
"Right through here madams." Owen said bowing them into the elevator and moving to join them when his PDA went off.
"My apologizes madams but I will be unable to join you both in the ride down to the lobby as it seems I have other business to attend to. Good night." Owen said grabbing Elisa's had and kissing the back of it and giving Chavez a small nod. He left without seeing Eliza's and Chavez's eyes twitching at the affectionate and polite gesture.
"Remind me to sterilize my hands when I get home." Elisa said dryly causing Chavez to snort but nod as the elevator doors slid shut. The two women waited for a few seconds before sharing a grin as Elisa hit the 'open door' button.
"Sorry buddy boy but this investigation isn't over quite yet." Elisa said to the direction Owen had walked off in as she and Chavez walked through the castle looking for any clues or pieces of evidence to anything illegal.
"Captain?" Elisa asked a few minutes later when they both turned around on one of the battlements only to see a large strange looking dog behind them.
"Yes Eliza?" Chavez asked rather calmly at seeing a weird dog that looked like some of those gargoyle statues on the roofs of some older buildings.
"Are you seeing what I'm seeing?" Eliza asked quite calmly as a large male Gargoyle walked up behind her softly.
"If you mean a dog like creature that looks like the stone statues on the sides of old buildings, then yes, I am seeing what you're seeing." Chavez said rather deadpanned as she kneeled down and held her hand out to the gargoyle dog. The rather large dog trotted over slowly and sniffed the brown haired womans hand before barking happily and licking it, allowing her to scratch him behind the ears.
"At least he's friendly." Eliza said kneeling down and extending her hand towards the dog as well, causing him to trot over and sniff her hand as well. Unlike where Chavez got a friendly bark and a licked hand, Eliza got a friendly bark and was tackled by the dog as he licked her face and nuzzled her happily.
"Even gargoyle dogs are smitten with you Eliza." Chavez said laughing at her goddaughter and wondering where the hell her camera phone was when she needed it.
"Down boy. No down! Good boy." Eliza said causing the dog to get off of her and sit on his hind legs in front of her with his tail wagging like a banner in the wind as she reached down and patted his head.