Zeke had had enough, he stalked out onto the dance floor and yanked Asher by the collar, as Kale would have involved himself and attacked Zeke shut his powers down with a flick of his hand. He stalked through the crowd to the tables then pointed at Lucas and Jin as his normal form materialized, "Come, now." He growled as they sheepishly moved to him. He engulfed them in energy and vanished, Chris could handle his daughter, right now it was his job to take care of the twins. In the main palace room in flashed Ambrosia, Lilith and Iram. All looked livid, Zeke banished Sen and Kale and stood behind Ambrosia as she began her tirade.
"Are you stupid?" She hissed moving into her sons' space, Ahsher shrunk in on himself and Lucas stepped back. "What would you have done if a rebel had spotted you?!"
"We were just in a club mom." Asher said defensively, Ambrosia's demon form flared to life and Zeke placed a restraining arm on her shoulder.
"Perhaps my love I should take them with me on the crater visit." Zeke spoke, she settled back into her normal form and looked at him darkly.
"And you think you should be rewarding them for their stupidity?" Ambrosia hissed, to spare himself from her wrath he continued.
"I will put them to work not a princes as they desire, they will start from the bottom of the barrel and work their way up. Perhaps we have spoiled them, allowed them to think they were pampered." Zeke looked at his sons with vehemence and they looked rightfully frightened. Either by his anger or by the positions they would take, he was well on his way to teaching them their place was earned never given. "I will teach them what it means to have power, and show them that with the status they desire comes respect and responisbilty. They will stary with the grunt demons and work their way up. I hope you know my sons, that being a grunt stripps you of your power over the other demons, you will be just as worthless and expendable as them, I suggest you work fast to hone your skills and climb up the ladder."
He took Ambrosia's hand and led her away, "And until it is time to leave, you are forbidden to leave your rooms." Ambrosia added and Zeke smirked, they left to go back to bed but he was quite annoyed with his sons and the continued dispaly of spoiled attitude. He was sure he's raised his sons better than that.
Chris snatched Hope by her arm and dragged her out of the club, she had started to fight until they were in the sunlight and she saw exactly who had her. He hoped she saw her doom. His daughter, dancing with the last demons he wanted to see her danciing with; like a lust demons for that matter. He glared at her and continued to drag her along, no doubt Lebaux had lost it seeing Jin with Sen and Lucas. Christ a part of him felt for his brother, but the other part cheered his son for taking what he wanted. Fuck he was messed up, once they were inside the hidden entrance of the Lower Kingdom his disguise unraveled and he turned on Hope. "What the hell are you doing out here?" He demanded.
"Dancing?" She offered a small smile teasing her lips. He turned on his heel and stalked off, he couldn't do this. He would kill her before she dressed anything like she was now. He yanked his black leather jacket off and handed it to her.
"I find it wortless to leave you here with Julia, she doesnt need you walking all over her while I'm away." Chris hissed. "You are grounded and you will accompany me on my journey, however you will be under my supervision and you are not allowed to battle."
"What? You cant take me and expect me to not fight!" She yelled, he payed her no heed, He would have her under gaurd detail so he could watch her and help her learn that being a teenager and demanding recognition required hard work and devotion to the cause. "What about self defense?" She demanded.
"I'm sure you can used your powers just fine Hope, but I warn you if you step so much as a foot out of line you are out of the army and will spend the rest of your days learning to be a human woman." He threatened. She gaped then looked away.
"But I'm not human." She spoke, he heard the bitterness.
"I am sorry, I know thats all you ever wanted to be." Chris led her in front of him, as they walked he tried to put into words his feelings for his daughter, he loved with his heart and soul. He wanted to give her everything, shelter her from pain. But inside he knew Heaven called to her, her mother called to her. He gritted his teeth and looked at her, what would happen in two years? Would she follow him or turn into the angel she was promised to be. "Listen to me Hope, one day there will be a decision for you to make, and it is yours alone, it will be soon."
"How soon?" She demanded.
"You'll know it when the time comes, it will devestate you to learn who I really am, what I really am. But I am your father, and no matter what I love you."He looked her up and down. "Though some times I want to strangle you."
"Sorry." She whispered.
"It's okay, youre still punished though." He said as they neared the house, Julia came out in a huff and ushered Hope inside.
"Lebaux left." She spoke.
"I suspected." Lebaux would need some time to come back from his
murderous rampage. Chris knew he would need some time to but he
had things to do and a trip to plan, and sixteen year old to