Chris slumped into the chair he'd quickly claimed as his own these forst few months, this was a small house hidden in the lower recesses of the Demon City. Deep in the empty place that Ambrosia and Zeke had hidden for him. He looked over to the small room where Julia sat with Hope, the baby wrestling for the bottle she was feeding from. It had been three months here, at first they had stayed just outside the Demon City, but a Demon Hunter had sensed Hope and had tried to attack her. Chris had been away trying to gather the rebels together, his most desperate attempts at getting them to stop throwing awy their lives. Lebaux had killed the Demon Hunter then contacted Chris. Since then they had been holed up here, in the empty town beneath the surface. Lebaux entered next, his eyes hard as he sat on the couch. His chin was red, mostlikely a fight outside.
"This fucking sucks Chris, no one wants to help, everyones too damn proud." Lebaux hissed and slammed his fist down. Julia entered and brought Hope over to Chris. He stared down at his daughter, swaddled in a pink dress. She giggled and patted his face. He smiled at her and started playing with her bare feet, much to her amusement. Lebaux held out his hands and Chris held ehr out to his brother. If anything had brought him back from the despair he'd been in weeks ago it was Hope, she had the ability to bring a smile to anyones face. Chris loved her dearly, even as his heart ached for the children up above. "We need somethign to do, just rounding them up isnt enough, we need to kill a demon, give them a reason to follow us."
"Your right." Chris rubbed his eyes as he thought it over. "I dont know how though, the demons have laid off, we need to find the inside rebellion."
"Right, and I'm the bloody Demon Queen." Lebaux hissed. "I'm sick of this, I'm going up to see them."
"Lebaux!" Chris started as Lebaux dodged his grasp and was out the door. He clenched his fists and ignored his desire to beat his brother senseless. Chris picked Hope up from her perch on the chair and handed her to Julia. "Here, I have to make sure he doesnt kill himself."
"Be careful." Julia spoke as Chris was out the door drawing a hooded jacet on, it was black, and would help him blend into the night as he tracked Lebaux.
Chris found himself scaling the castle as he perched on the balcony outside the nursery, he looked to where Lebaux was hidden next to the window. He was looking in at the cribs, at the children sleeping in them. Their children, it had been a while since they had last been close to this place. "Idiot, if the gaurds find you they will kill you." Chris growled and shoved himself up.
"The gaurds are knocked out, something is going on." Lebaux spoke his voice tight as he wanted to burst in and escape with Jin, find Lilith and Iram. Chris mirrored those wants as he looked in himself. There slept Asher and Lucas, they were bigger now, plenty of weight to them now. Smiling he leaned against the glass watching, his eyes picked up on movement. It was a demon, it had materialized from the shadows, a gleaming dagger in his grasp. Chris' power lifted and burst out in a sonic blast. The glass shattered and Chris swept in hsi sword filling his palm. He slashed at the demon as a second one joined it. Chris drove it from his sons Crib, and kicked it away from Ashers. Lebaux was next to him, his coat billowing as he dove through the other demons defense and stabbed him the demon screamed and Lebaux ripped Jin from its hands.
Chris stared ahead at the remaining demon, his holy power flared out, it swirled around the demon creating solid bonds. He walked forward his blade just under the demons chin. "Who sent you?"
"They said the knights werent in the palace." The demon hissed. He glared at Chris and in return got a kick to the face.
"Who sent you?!" Chris roared.
"The Greed Master." The demon spoke. His dark eyes glaring as Ambrosia and Zeke smashed into the room. Chris turned lifting the crying twins up. He cradled them and looked at them, safe and sound. He smiled at his ability to not be late, he walked to his Master and Mistress. Handing the twins to Ambrosia Chris lifted a hand and placed it on the bound demon's head. With whispered hymn the demon exploded into gray ash. He glared down at the remains, then at Lebaux who had beheaded the other demon.
"Cupiditas sent them." Chris said looking at the demons he loved. "I'm gathering the rebels, then we are moving out to take Cupiditas' fraction down."
"Very well," Zeke spoke, that dark voice made Chris want to shiver, he steeled himself and turned holding up an arm.
"Condition the gaurds to ignore sleep spells." Chris said as
Lebaux handed Jin over to Zeke. They were out the window and back
into the city within seconds. Both pleased they had been on time,
and pissed they couldnt stay.