Author's Note: For story purposes, the Canmores are still in the picture. Jason isn't paralyzed and Jon didn't go insane. I don't own gargoyles series nor characters. Any characters created outside of gargoyles canon belong to me.

Chapter 1

Elisa was running through the woods. Her feet carrying her as fast they could. She wanted to scream for help but doing so would get her killed. She needed to stay alive to help her comrades. She dodged the fireballs and arrows coming at her.

She collided with a figure and fell to the ground. She quickly got up and took a defensive stand. She looked at the figure before her. It was Goliath. She visibly relaxed upon seeing him.

"Thank God you're here. We don't have much time. We need to get to safety. The enemy forces are gaining on us."

She was about to run when Goliath stopped her. He gripped her arm. "Goliath, what are you doing?"

"Elisa, I'm saving you," he answered.

"By stopping me. We have to go," said Elisa.

Goliath tightened his hold. "You misunderstand. I'm stopping you for your own good."

Elisa was getting confused. This wasn't Goliath. He would have scooped her up and escaped. "What's going on with you?"

"I'm perfectly well. However, I can't allow you to stop my plans."

Fear settled in when Goliath growled and his eyes flashed white. Elisa tried to jerk her arm away but his grip tightened again. The next thing she knew Goliath was choking her.

Goliath lifted her off the ground. She clawed at his hands trying to pry them loose. Tears started forming.


He smirked. "You got in the way." He choked her. She was losing air fast. Her lungs were hurting. Then her world went black.

Elisa shot up out of bed holding her neck. She could still feel his hands cutting off her oxygen. She could see the pure hatred in his eyes and he loved every minute of it.

"What was that?" she wondered aloud.

She went to the bathroom and splashed water on her face. "It was a nightmare. Goliath would never hurt me."

Elisa came out of her bathroom to hear a sound in her living room. She jumped. She softly opened the door and grabbed a bat that was in the hallway. She walked softly to her living room and saw it was Derek.

"Derek," she called out.

He turned around and his eyes immediately spotted the bat. "What's with the bat? Thought I was some robber."

"Yes, I did. I could have hurt you," Elisa said. "Why are you here?" she asked irritated.

"What's going on with you?" asked Derek.

"Just tired that's all," Elisa replied.

Derek wasn't convinced. He knew when his big sister was lying. "Elisa, what's going on?"

"I told you I'm tired," Elisa said.

Derek narrowed his eyes. "You're not telling me the full story."

Elisa sighed. "I had a nightmare before you came. Happy now?"

"What was the nightmare?" he asked concerned.

"It doesn't matter. It was stupid. Why are you here?" asked Elisa.

"I'm reminding you that Maggie's party is tomorrow night. Are you coming?"

Elisa's expression softened. "I wouldn't miss it. It's at 7:00, right?"

Derek nodded. "I'll see you tomorrow night."

"Have a good night Derek," Elisa said. Derek left her apartment and headed back to the Labryinth.

Elisa relaxed. The nightmare shook her up but she hoped no more dreams like that would occur.

She went back to her bedroom and tried to get some sleep.

Two men were watching Elisa and Derek across the street.

"Is that them? Are they the new protectors?" asked the first man.

"Yes," said the second man.

"But I thought all three were human. What happened to the brother?"

"The brother was human before he was the victim of a gross experiment. Here is what he looked like before," said the first man as he handed his partner a photo.

The second man eyed the picture closely. "That's some transformation. Did he not want to turn back?"

"As far as I know, no cure exists. However, I doubt he wants to change. Considering how long I've been following him, he has not made any efforts to return to his former state."

"What do we do? We can't bombard all three of them," the second man said.

"We gather The Council and tell them that our new protectors have been found. The eldest one will be of interest for sure. She is special in her own right. Let's go."

They jumped off the building into an alley unseen and walked into the dead of night.