Chapter 24

"What do you mean they are on their way as we speak?" asked Goliath. "This was the information that could wait until later," he said.

"Of course not but I didn't know what I walked in on," Demona defended. "These new hunters are even more dangerous than the Canmores. I doubt this new threat will back off once they arrive."

Goliath let out a deep sigh. "We must alert Fox of this development first. She can get answers from Queen Titania."

"And the clan?" asked Demona.

"Get the clan while I go find Fox," he ordered. He brushed past her and Demona soon followed.

Demona found the clan on the terrace. They had just come from patrolling the streets. "Mother. Is everything alright?" Angela asked looking at Demona's stomach.

Demona placed a hand over it and said, "Things are fine. Your father would like us to meet Fox once he locates her. A situation has come up that needs our attention."

The clan nodded their heads. They walked into a room after finally seeing Fox and Goliath discussing the situation.

"Now that we are all here, please summon your mother," Goliath said. Fox called out her mother's name and a puff of green smoke appeared.

"Fox. What a lovely surprise," said Titania.

"Mother, what do you know about members of the third race attacking Manhattan?"

"I did sense some trouble brewing in other lands," Titania replied. "I didn't know they would attack here," she admitted.

"Mother, you need to tell us everything," Fox demanded. Titania proceeded to wave her hand and a mirror appeared. They all looked at the action as Titania spoke.

"Very early in Oberon's reign, there were individuals who decided my husband was not fit to be ruler. They wanted his brother to rule Avalon. There was a coup but as you can see my husband's army was more powerful. The people were banished from Avalon." The mirror disappeared.

"Why now? Why attack now?" asked Goliath.

"It seems someone got restless but I suspect the real reason is that they have heard of Alex. He is an heir with magic," said Titania.

"Are you kidding me?" asked Fox. "Someone plans on attacking my son and you're just now saying something!"

"I only suspect this as a reason Fox. If I thought my grandson was in immediate danger, I would have come. I will call for an emergency meeting." She disappeared.

Fox ran fingers through her hair. She had to find a way to stop these vultures.

Meanwhile, Elisa and Jason had gone over to Matt and Sara's. They wanted to show Elisa and Jason the baby's room.

"Sara, this is beautiful," Elisa said. The baby's room was painted a sky blue with clouds. There were books and stuffed animals on a bookshelf. There was a toy chest by one of the walls. The name Rebecca was carved into it.

"Rebecca," Jason said. "That's a pretty name."

"Thank you," said Matt. "We're probably going to call her Becca or Becky for short."

They saw Sara and Elisa chatting away so they decided to leave. They walked onto the balcony.

"How does it feel knowing the baby will be here soon?" asked Jason.

"Ah man, it's exciting and terrifying. I'm having a girl which just heightens my anxiety. There's so much I want to teach her and protect her from."

Jason cracked a smiled. "You'll be fine."

"I hope so. How are you feeling?" Matt asked.

"I'm good. I've been dealing with so much. These past months have been difficult but I've decided I can't hold on to it anymore."

Matt nodded. "And you and Elisa?"

"We're in a better place. I still want to spend the rest of my life with her," Jason said.

"Then all I can say is that I hope you two get everything you want," Matt replied.

Sara and Elisa finished talking about the baby's room when she asked, "How are things going with you and Jason?"

Elisa chuckled. "We're doing better every day. You know it hasn't been easy for us. I think I fell more in love with him after my grandfather's passing. He's been there and has been so supportive. I love him so much."

"So are you two going to have more children?" Sara asked.

"One day. Trust me, I'm not getting pregnant anytime soon."

"Why not?" Sara asked.

"We haven't been intimate that way since Jessica. I don't think I'm ready yet. I trust him but…

"You still need time," Sara finished.

"Yeah. I don't know. I feel…I just feel that the time has to be right."

"Ok. Well, what about Goliath? You think he will be okay with this," Sara said.

"He'll be fine. We've forgiven each other. It's time we moved on for real."

Sara smiled. "I'm glad for that. I just hope we've had enough drama for a while."

Elisa and Sara walked into the living room to see Goliath talking with Matt and Jason. They looked at each other before paying attention.

"So these people are on their way?" asked Jason.

"Yes, we have reason to believe they are going to come after Alex. They want to extinguish current and future rulers," Goliath answered.

He looked over them and saw the women standing there. "Elisa, Sara."

Matt and Jason turned to them. "A situation has come up with Fox. Some people want to attack Manhattan," Matt said.

"Clearly, I can't be of any help physically. Is there anything I can do?"

"No Sara. We don't want you to risk anything," Goliath said. "Will the three of you help us?"

Elisa nodded yes as did Jason and Matt. "So much for not having anymore drama in our lives."

"What happens now?" asked Elisa.

"Titania is currently gathering guardians before our battle begins," Goliath said. "I think it's best if you come to the Eyrie tomorrow night."

"We'll be there," Elisa said.