Author's voice: Sorry for the wait :( School is waaaay to long :( Anyway thanks for all the nice reviews, I hope you enjoy this chapter as much as you did with the previous chapters!
I kicked wildly but fruitlessly as Talon lifted me up. "Let me go! Let me go!" I screamed over and over but he ignored me. No! Crap! He was lifting me over his head...He was going to drop me! "Derek don't! She's just a kid!" Elisa yelled squirming wildly in Claw's grip. "No Elisa! I'm not going to delay my vengeance any longer! No matter what it takes! I'm going to end this once and for all!" Without warning, Talon just slammed my body downwards. I twisted wildly in an attempt to cushion the fall, no such luck. I landed very heavily on my side and as my body made contact with the floor there were two sickening cracks. I whimpered as the excruciating pain overwhelmed me. My vision was getting blurry... No I'm not going to pass out... I AM NOT GOING TO PASS OUT... "Dahlia!" out of the corner of one eye I saw Maggie reaching for me and in my other eye Talon menacingly approaching Goliath. "No...Talon..." I croaked. "Dahlia...Your ribs...They're broken...Don't move..." Maggie instructed as she lay her hands on me. I closed my eyes as Talon caused a huge drainpipe to fall on Goliath knocking him unconscious. I have never seen anyone knock out Goliath...That was the last straw. Grabbing my sides and ignoring the burning flames of agony, I stood up to help Goliath only to collapse back down and held back by Maggie. "Let me go..." I croaked tears running down my cheeks. That was when Talon turned around. "Bring Sevarius here...They can die together..." He said gleefully like a little boy about to get his Christmas present early... Fang willingly shoved Sevarius towards Derek. "No!" Elisa begged. "Derek you can't" Maggie warned. "He won't, This is the antidote!" Sevarius declared holding up a test tube filled with lime green liquid...
We all froze, an antidote? Sevarius actually created an antidote? So that's why Elisa and Goliath were here with Sevarius... They were trying to force him into making an antidote. Maggie leaned me against a table and released my shoulders. She was staring at the test tube with absolute fixation; I could tell then and there she wanted it more than anything in the world. "There's only enough for one...But I can make more...Enough for each of you! All I want in return is my safety...and my freedom" Sevarius laughed wagging the test tube. He could make more? Enough for each of us? I...I was going to be human again... I am actually... "I'm way past caring about your antidote!" Talon growled dismissing Sevarius's words like they meant nothing. "Me to! I LIKE THIS BODY!" Fang sneered happily flexing his arms. "I just want to see you pay for your crimes..." Talon leered happily. "What about what we want?" Maggie cried desperately pointing to Claw and me. "Please Derek, is your vengeance more important than our humanity?" "Give it to her..."he said simply, genuinely not interested by the prospect of being human again. I watched in anticipation as Maggie reached for the test tube. To our surprise Sevarius stopped her from taking the antidote. He wrapped his arms protectively around the test tube like it was a fragile child. "Why let her take it? YOU deserve it more..." Sevarius said cajolingly to Talon. I raised an eyebrow. "Why would you care?" I growled. "Yeah why would you care?" Fang commented casually tossing the test tube to Maggie. "Good question! If he's going to make enough for all of you why should he care who takes it first?" Elisa reasoned finally breaking out of Claw's hold. I saw Talon about to retort, oh no you don't... From where I lay, I grabbed his arm. "Think about it...For once in your damn life, think it through..." I croaked. I watched in relief as slowly as his ears perked up and realization hit him. " She's right...That's not a cure...It's poison!"
"You want me out of the way!" Talon roared at Sevarius approaching him menacingly. "No! It is a cure! It has to be!" Maggie argued defiantly looking at the precious vile of liquid. "It is the cure! You have to trust me!" Sevarius begged urging Talon to drink it. "I think that ship has sailed doctor..." "Augh!" Fang cried as a red beam of light shot him straight in the chest and into a nearby wall. Weakly, I turned around to come face to face with... Ok I'm hallucinating from the injuries I...I had to be... Otherwise, how would I explain the dozen robotic replicas of Goliath's in front of me? I watched in confusion as one of the mechanical Goliaths' pulled off his head to reveal Xanatos underneath. Wait, so Xanatos strides around in a Goliath suit? Seriously? For a guy who was soooo evil he could be so well...Lame... "You always to overplay your role Anton..." Xanatos commented dryly as Sevarius scampered behind him. I watched as Talon's face expression turned from one of confusion, shock and then anger... Finally, the blockhead gets it... "I don't believe it... Goliath was not Sevarius's partner... It...It was you all along! I TRUSTED YOU! YOU TURNED ME INTO A MONSTER AND I DEFENDED YOU!" Talon roared. Balling his large fists, he made his way to beat Xanatos into pulp until Xanatos shot a beam of red light at Talon's feet creating a large hole in the concrete ground. Ok...Suddenly the gargoyle suit became less lame. In fact, it was dangerous... We could all die here at the mercy of Xanatos... "I am a sorry things turned out this way..." Xanatos mocked. "No you're not..." I snarled from where I was leaning. "Well I thought you'd all be happier if you remained in the dark but now..." "But now we know the truth..." Talon growled his eyes glowing with hate. "Yes you do. However I cannot let you destroy Anton, he's bit of a bother but his mind represents INFINITE possibilities. He's the scientist... You are all just the experiments..." I growled. Trust me, if I weren't injured right now...I would have just ripped him limb from limb. I expected Talon to do that but he just stood there shaking. Poor guy...He was just being used the whole time. It must feel horrible... I watched as Xanatos and his goons turned to leave. Just before Sevarius left, he smiled...That same horrible cold smile he had when right before I changed. "You know...That may be a vile of poison...Of course, there's only one way to find out..."