A Week after the return from the strange land...
After everyone had been accounted for Noble heart called a meeting of the ones who had gone into the strange land "Alright gang, now we are all a bit curious as to how Nathan is still ali..."He trailed off.
Bright heart spoke up "Well it's no scientifically possible I mean he was dead."
Grumpy nodded and said "Well, is there anyway we can talk to him yeah know ask him?"
Noble heart shrugged "I don't know but we had better keep this between us."
Swift heart stood up and said "What!? What about his mother?"
Grumpy put a hand on her shoulder and she sat down.
Noble nodded "I know Swift heart but we can't just go up to her and say, Hey! Your son is alive! Where is he? Oh I don't know but he's alive!"
Swift heart sighed and shook her head and said "Well that woman blames herself for his death."
Innocent sighed "She does have a point."Bright heart nodded.
Grumpy and Gentle were on Noble's side "Look guy's I agree she should know but we have to have all our facts before we come riding in."
As Grumpy said this Noble nodded "We can't just go in half prepared and expect good result to come of it."
The other nodded and Noble continued "Now, anyone have an idea how to conta..."
He was cut off by a bright light and they all turned to she a portal.
"You were asking about me?"Nathan said as he stepped through.
Gentle heart got a bad feeling and got closer to Bright heart.
Grumpy however stood up and said "Why yes we were indeed."
Nathan gave him a smile and Swift heart asked What they were all thinking. "How'd you know we were talking about you?"
His smiled faded "I have my sources so what's up."
Noble coughed "We were wondering how do we contact you?"
He waved a hand and said "Just ask aloud I'll show up and if I don't I'm just busy and I'll come here and wait for you."
They nodded and smiled, that is except Gentle heart, Nathan nodded and said "You may be wondering what that place was called."
They nodded and he continued "It is called Vitolinè in the native tongue which in English translates to The Land of The Lights."
Bright heart laughed "But we didn't see any extraordinary lights there."
Nathan shook his head "That's cause you arrived there during the day at night it's breathtaking."
Swift heart rolled her eyes "I bet, so how did you get there?"
Nathan's face darkened a little Gentle heart just hoped it was just the lighting "Well I woke up in a camp, in a dazed state I was walking around and the resistance leader saw me and took me under his wing."
Still confused but deciding not to question it Grumpy wondered why so suddenly take him under his wing.
Nathan continued "So after a few hours they launched a full scale attack on the capital and sadly the king committed suicide before we could try him for his crimes."
Noble nodded and asked "Then what?"
Nathan put a hand to his head as if it hurt then shook it off "Then the resistance leader changed he went crazy and started accusing me of trying to take the throne from him and he tried to stab me but I grabbed the knife and..."
He trailed off and Innocent heart nodded. "We see."
He Nathan shook his head and finished with "Well needless to say I took power and now everyone is happy."
Gentle heart was still suspicious and said "Very interesting."
Nathan gave her a smile that made her queasy but just said "I should be getting back, see yeah guy's."
With a wave of his hand another portal opened and he left.
Gentle immediately began freaking out "Guys something is wrong."
They turned to her and asked "What?"
She nodded "He is not the same child you met on Earth."
Swift was furious "Are you kidding me Gentle!? He went through Hell and back and now he is different."
She put air quotes around "different" Gentle shook her head and turned to Bright heart for support "Bright heart..."
He turned from her and said "Sorry Gentle I'm with Swift heart on this one."
Gentle heart shook her head and walked out.
Swift heart felt bad and went after her.
Swift heart was able to catch Gentle heart quickly and said "Gentle wait!"
Gentle heart stopped and turned to her "What? Come to yell at me again."
Swift heart shook her head "No, no I'm sorry it's just been stressful."
Gentle heart nodded "In all fairness I should have expected that reaction though not Bright heart's."
She crossed her arms as she said his name Swift heart nodded "Look what did you mean by different."
Gentle looked at her and said "For one I didn't say different, two he just seems... abnormal is all. I mean when you met him he was friendly to you he barely knew and immediately asked for your names you yet he didn't ask who me, Bright heart or Innocent or even Noble were."
Swift heart thought back and nodded "That's true..."
She nodded and Gentle heart continued "Then he claims that he missed you all a lot and I'm not saying he doesn't but he didn't even try to contact you rather he had you kidnapped."
Swift heart nodded and Gentle ended with a big finish "Also where did he learn to use those portals in the time he was fighting in the revolution?"
Swift heart lifted her hand up In defeat "Ok, ok so he is different. Oh man we gotta explain this to Noble."
Gentle shook her head "No time we have gotta follow him next visit, or figure out how to use those portals. So that we can spy, and try not to get caught."
Swift heart chuckled "Me? Caught spying unlikely. Like how I saw you like to sing in your garden..."
She stopped when Gentle started to blush "Ok let me explain."
Gentle shook her head "Later, come on."
Swift nodded and followed Gentle with no idea what she had planned.
Nathan came back to his kingdom and rubbed his hand against his head "Man that's weird."
A man laughed behind him and said "Yeah I bet it was."
Nathan groaned and said "What do you want Andrew?"
Andrew laughed again as he flew down his tail flicking behind him. "Well I would love nothing more than to punish all those people who kicked me out of their precious society."
Nathan turned to him and said "I thought the corrupt king did that?"
Andrew waved him off "Eh it don't matter."
Nathan snorted lightly and asked "What do you mean by that?"
He gave Nathan a smile that made him uneasy "Well you do have to repay the debt you owe me."
Nathan shook his head "Fine what do I have to do?"
Andrew smiled and put his arm around Nathan making him uncomfortable. "Oh I'll tell you."
Loyal was still settling with the news Proud heart had dropped on him. He was genuinely happy but the thought still made him nervous. Proud was watching him and sighed "Pregnant great." She thought.
Loyal stood up and saw Proud "Ah... hello Proud heart how long have you been standing there?"
She rolled her eyes "Long enough."
He smiled and gave her a kiss "You ok?"
He asked as he put a hand on her stomach.
She shook her head "Yeah, Yeah fine just... hard to adjust to think something, no not thing, one that someone is growing inside you it's just different."
He nodded "No kidding, but with us as parents it's gonna be the coolest kid on the block."
She rolled her eyes. "Well duh of course he or she is."
He smiled and put a hand on her cheek "You know I love you."
She put a hand on his and said "I know."