It was nighttime. A boat is driven to land. About three men got out of the boat, landed on the ocean waters, and helped the boat get to shore. They were out of the public eye, not wanting to create too much attention.
One of the occupants tied the boat, and about another two occupants got out of the boat. There were four men and one woman.
“The signal picked up that the monster is here,” said the woman.
“Let’s hope he is here. We can’t let him get away again! We waited for too long!” said the oldest man of the group.
“Calm yourself, Jason; we can’t lose sight of our goal. For now, we must look around the area and find a good hiding place,” said the youngest man of the group.”
“Come on, let’s get going.”
Even though it was dark, the group got their belongings. One of the men accidentally dropped a bag on the rocky ground. Inside the bag were a couple of guns and other forms of weaponry.
It was morning, and Danae was already awake and making breakfast for herself and her grandmother. As she put the food on plates, her grandmother walked into the kitchen. “My, my, you are getting better making breakfast than I, Danae.”
The young woman giggled. “I often wonder who I learned it from.”
The older woman sat, as did her granddaughter, both began to eat.
“So, what are you planning to do today, Danae?”
“I am going to meet up with Makoa today.”
“I see. You seem very excited to see that boy. I wonder why that is.”
Danae blushed as she took a sip from her orange juice. “We are just friends, grandmother. Besides, we can catch up.”
They both ate silently for a while.
“What about that other boy you brought to this house?”
“Oh, Jex? Well, I am not sure.”
“What do you mean?”
The young woman sighed. “I don’t know much about him. He seems to have speech difficulties and told me that he doesn’t have any family. Poor guy.”
“Do you know where he lives?”
Danae shook her head. “No idea, but he seems to be a nice guy.”
“Be careful around him. I have a bad feeling about that boy.”
“You worry too much, grandma. I’ll be okay.” Danae then looked at the ticking clock, got up from her seat, and washed her dishes. “I’ll be back soon, grandma. Take care!” She then went out of the house, leaving the older woman alone. “I can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is going to happen.
Danae ran through the streets to the place she and Makoa would meet. She was excited. She sat on a bench by the beach, awaiting him. About twenty minutes later, she felt a hand on her shoulder.
She turned and smiled. “Makoa!”
Jex woke up from his slumber. He woke up in an underwater cave in his siren form. He got out of the cave and was excited to see Danae again. The human female brought him much joy in his lonely existence. Jex swam up to the ocean surface, and smelled the air, and then caught a scent.
It was Danae’s, but she wasn’t alone.
The creatures smelled the other scent carefully, and it was familiar. A low growl escaped his throat. Then, wings formed behind his back and flew to the blue sky and followed the scents.