“I bid you welcome to the Earth, Druella. I trust your accommodations meet with your approval?” Mara asked sweetly, her smile tight.
“They most certainly do not!” Druella shot back. “I demand something larger!” she stated testily.
“My fiancée!” Alonzo explained. “Horus was right! At first, she was pissed enough to rip me a new one” He began to explain, then paused.
“And now?” Mara prompted after a couple more seconds.
“I swear to God, she’s trying to fuck my dick off!” Alonzo answered.
“I guess I should give you a heads up.” Secundus began as he touch-activated the craft’s access. After the panel opened, he remained where he was and looked over at her. “Quintus was marooned in a 37th century Rastafarian penal colony. It changed him.”
“Answer me now Secundus. What is the real reason my Mother, the Great Maou, exiled me here?” She demanded, her eyes blazing.
“My doom,” I rasped quietly, “has come upon me,..”, I continued, slowly at first then more rapidly as I continued to speak.
“Let me not,… then die ingloriously,” I continued,…
“If he succeeds in bridging our two worlds then every Nightbreed male will be Alped!” Huey continued shouting and gesticulating hysterically. “I don’t want to be a female!”
“What are you talking about!?” Horace demanded then, finally breaking his silence.
“Which people would that be?” Juanita asked, trying to get some clarification.
“Can you not tell?” The strange seeming girl asked. Juanita shook her head in negation. The girl looked surprised.
“I am an Annwyfn.” She informed her.
“I cannot, nor will I ever condemn you for allowing yourself to be bound eternally to Mara.” He said approvingly.
“In fact, it is my fervent wish that you and Mara will continue happily with your relationship for a long time to come.” He finished.
“Then why were you condemning her just now?” Juanita asked
“Uh, yeah.” I said quietly. “Who was it?”
“I don’t know.” Thirn answered fearfully. When I looked at him then, I saw that he was scared. “For all of my abilities, I cannot discern who ‘They’ are. All I do know, is that they manipulate us. To what end? I can only speculate.”