Friday, December 2, 2011
Chapter 40: Always Come Home to Me
"Stay out as long as you want," he replies, "But always come home to me."
Despite the fact that MorcuCorp has left them alone during this vacation, he isn't convinced they're willing to cut him loose, so he wants to go back to the house in Redwood Harbor alone to check in with them before going to live with Sage in her house in Appaloosa Plains. Sage agrees readily to the plan, glad to have the opportunity to spring the news of her engagement on her parents before she moves him into the family.
"Joffrey Landgraab," a voice says behind him. Not the cold voice of a MorcuCorp operative, but also not a familiar voice.
"My name is Aymeri. I am Sage's great-grandfather," the man says, "No one sent me. I came of my own volition."
The man's distinct facial features, his nose, the strong chin, give every indication that he is indeed related closely to Sage. But, "Great-grandfather? You're younger than her parents," Joff points out the obvious paradox.
"I can appear as young or as old as I like," the man says, "Since my Allyriane died, I mostly do not appear at all. But I am ancient and immortal."
"You're...the dragon?" Joffrey gasps. There are things he's read in Sage's file that Joff scarcely believed were real. MorcuCorp is prone to chasing after all kinds of fantasies in their pursuit of power.
"Aye, I am. I'm the reason your brethren have taken Sage, and you are the one that lead them to her. It is up to us to rescue her."
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