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Abilene Elise Hades

"You could still be what you want to. What you said you were, when I met you."

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a character in “Clash of Clans”, as played by GoriexGorie

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|| MEDICINE || THE GREAT UNKNOWN || TO BUILD A HOME || THE VIOLET HOUR || PARADISE CIRCUS || INTRO || THROUGH THE DARK || PEARL'S DREAM || DON'T DISCONNECT ||




You could still be what you want to...
What you said you were, when I met you.





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|Name|
Abilene Elise Hades

|Nickname|
Abbi (by her parents and close relatives)
Abilene/Lady Abilene (by all others)
Elise (how she will be known to the son of Atkana at first)

|Birthday|
June 3rd

|Gender|
Female

|Age|
17

|Sexuality|
Heterosexual

|Alignment|
Zylm

|Role|
Daughter of Zylm




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|Personality|
Abilene knows that she is privileged. She knows that she is an important person, in a position of importance, and that she comes from important blood. She will admit that this can get to her head sometimes, but she would also admit that she is relatively relaxed about being the only daughter of Damian Hades, ruler of Zylm. Others wouldn't necessarily agree, but they also would say that she isn't a mean girl in the slightest. And that's at least one thing everyone can agree on; Abilene is a kind girl. She's been known to actually have 'real' conversations with her maids and servants. She is also a bookworm, even though most wouldn't suspect it, and loves to bury herself in her studies. In the end, though, what she does is mostly because of her father, as - to her - his approval means everything. And she is still the daughter of the ruler of Zylm, which means that in one way or another, she views herself as at least slightly better than the majority of those around her, though she tries her hardest to keep her ego in check... But when you've grown up only knowing a certain life, that isn't always an easy feat.

|Habits|
Biting her lip when nervous.
Playing with the ends of her hair when in thought.
Humming to herself when completing long tasks.

|Strengths|
Kind | Good Listener | Eager to Learn | Calm | Intelligent
Polite | Archery | Beautiful Penmanship | High Literacy Level
Relatively Level-Headed | Hand-to-Hand (Mediocre) | Dreamer

|Weaknesses|
Stubborn | Superstitious | Tends to Lose Track of Time Easily
Slightly Spoiled | Not Well Traveled/Doesn't Know Much of the
World Outside of Her Home | Terrible Swordsmanship | Dreamer

|Fears|
The Death of Any of Her Family | Being Chained or Confined
Bodily Harm by Sharp Objects | Spiders | The Fall of Zylm




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|Likes|
Fresh Air | Archery | Apple Tree Blossoms | Waking to Birds Singing
Reading | Going For Strolls | Uninterrupted Nature | Singing | Painting
Spring | Fall | Learning | The Sound of Pure, Uninhibited Laughter
Hot Tea | Time Spent with Her Family | Sweets | Flowers | Hot Baths

|Hobbies|
Archery | Practicing Calligraphy | Horseback Riding | Painting | Singing

|Dislikes|
War | Battle | Sword-Fighting | Watching Others Suffer | Extreme Cold
Most Bugs | Spiders | Feeling Tired | Hand-to-Hand Combat
Senseless Arguments | Sudden, Loud Noises | Threats to Her Family

|Haven|
The family's private gardens.
Quiet, secluded areas in the woods
(she's found many that are like her secret hideaways)
Anywhere where she can get lost in her imagination.




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Image|Family|
Father: Damian Hades
Mother: Alexis Hades
Brother: Cato Hades

|Background|
Abilene was born into the Hades family, their only daughter and youngest child. Her parents cared deeply for her, and still do; some say they even spoil her. But that's just to be expected for someone in Abilene's position. She grew up privileged, but wouldn't necessarily call her life easy. Being a Hades has its perks, and there are many, but all the same it is a name that holds a lot of responsibility. From a young age, Abilene was in lessons: etiquette, horseback riding, archery, swordsmanship, history, music and singing, dance, the philosophy of the royal courts, sewing, needlework, and grammar, among others. Abilene would say that she resented the hours of her life that she deemed wasted on topics that she could care less about - etiquette and swordsmanship, particularly - but in truth she did enjoy the ability to learn so much. Such a task was daunting and certainly not easy, but with years of practice, Abilene eventually got used to the hectic schedule of it all. She acquired many talents because of these lessons, but the best part of all was the books she acquired as well. Those where what really drove her - receiving more books for her birthday's or holiday presents. Even for doing exceptionally well in her lessons. She'd get lost in them for hours, barely being able to put down whatever she was reading at the moment to eat meals with her family.

Her relationship with her family has always been a good one, though she feels her parents worry too much about her. She feels like sometimes her older brother looks down upon her, whether it be due to age or the fact that she is his younger sister. But she believes the two have a genuinely healthy relationship, and enjoys the time they spend together... usually getting into some sort of trouble they shouldn't be.

As the years have gone one, Abilene has begun to get restless, almost like she was ready to go out and do something she'd never done before. Her disregard for her lessons increased, and she would sneak away more often than she would admit, to have a walk through the halls of her home, or out to her family's private gardens. She desperately wants to see outside of the walls of the lands of her clan, but has never been out of Zylm's borders.

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|Face Claim|
Lily Collins

|Played By|
GoriexGorie

So begins...

Abilene Elise Hades's Story

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“Time and time again they claim war. They kill our troops as if wiping out farmers which we are left to train as soldiers due to these circumstances!” Damian should’ve remained composed but he was pacing the room back and forth. Those that were present were those that he trusted with his life conveniently, but his children were not invited to this meeting that Damian mistook for a venting opportunity. Usually they were free to attend, observe, contribute as born Hades to see how the Kingdom was ruled but Damian advised against it firmly this time. He did not trust himself to make exemplary behaviour and so far he was right in that judgement yet still could not bring himself to calm down.

Zylm was in an incredibly vulnerable state and susceptible to attack as well as newly low on supplies. That burden had no other place to fall but his shoulders. It wouldn’t be long until the citizens of Zylm recognised this and turned to their ruler; and what comforting response could he offer his people?

The recent march had ended with countless fatalities on what was meant to be a simple journey whereby there was no calculation of death. And yet the enemy had taken them by surprise and wiped several good men and women out. Few had the chance to fall back and report of the devastating battle.

Damian, if not so unachievable at the point in time, would have liked to of marched out and attacked Atkana’s walls and ruin their victorious feast filled with the spoils that belonged to Zylm. They were probably loving life somewhere in the comfort of their own walls over indulging in their triumph. Which would have made a spectacular opportunity for an opening to strike if he only had the numbers.

“Commander!” he addressed without looking to her. “What’s your verdict?” There was much he expected from her. Her own review of the recent blood bath for one and her thoughts, though she wasn’t the type to complain, about training farmers. Or perhaps she could offer a whole new approach and strategy that he would be open to.
Diana was more than capable and reliable despite her age and as some would question...gender.That was never an issue for Damian though, for time and time again she proved herself as incredibly worthy. And even the arrogant of Zylm came to know it.

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Diana watched in silence as her leader raved and vented. She understood where he was coming from, and the attack on the caravan had cost the lives of several soldiers Diana had come to respect. For them to fall in an unfair battle insulted all the effort they'd given into becoming stronger. Learning of their cruel fate had caused anger to bubble up inside her. And she knew her rage was nothing compared to what her ruler felt at the moment. She saw it in his face and in his actions. His rage fedhers, but she knew she had to maintain composure. At least one of them had to be thinking clearly, or else more would fall in an anger-fueled attack.

Her head snapped up when he addressed her. He was asking her for her professional opinion, and her respect for him grew. He was a good ruler, and she knew he trusted her enough. "They have the numbers, but skill is on our side," she stated, her teeth clenching. A big part of her wished that it was enough. Military training-wise, she was confident in their abilities, but they had lost plenty of good people and the soldiers' morale was low. It wasn't enough. "There is a chance that we might find ourselves successful should we choose to launch an attack now, but that chance is slim. We would lose more men than we can afford."

A part of her, the more ruthless side, hoped that he would launch an attack. The soldiers were angry, and the possibility that the people of Atkana were still celebrating was high. There would be sacrifices to be made, but in the end, she was certain they could secure victory. Her eyes slipped shut and she took a deep breath before continuing. "I would not recommend it." Her hand found the hilt of her sword. "All we can do for now is to gather more soldiers. I will gladly train them myself."

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Alexis watched her husband pace restlessly and it was borderline contagious to watch at the table. He looked moments away from breaking the closest object to him. She had two of those men who threw tempers like a tempest in the family. How fortunate of her. Her eyes flickered to the commander nervously, not sure how to tend to Damian’s mood that did not reflect well on his common leadership skills.

It was until the commander finished speaking that she could not see it anymore. She rose to her feet and caught Damian’s shoulders redirecting him to his seat. She had seen him in many conditions before but never so agitated. “Sit down and calm yourself,” she told him pushing down on his broad figure to guide him to his seat then massaged his shoulders lightly. “You have full support right here in this room. This whole kingdom loves you and we can only begin to imagine the stress you carry. But you must gather your thoughts and control your emotions in order to make the best judgement,” she said softly into his ear even when she was half scolding him.
Once she trusted he was still, she left him to return to her own seat and hopefully allow them to resume the meeting in a calmer state.

She understood his rage. Dealing with loss was not easy and Zylm did appear to be at a disadvantage but only internally. “Foes do not cross our lands to count our forces My King,” she added formally. “The best we can do is return to our normal routines and wait for our soldier count to rise.” She gestured to the commander whom she was agreeing with completely.

Her blue eyes shifted to the door expecting to see the shadows of moving figures outside. Not just any figures but those of her gorgeous trouble makers that couldn't help themselves. When suspecting the meeting to come to an end, Alexis still excused herself courteously and stepped outside.

She paced the halls in search for her kids and managed to catch sight of Cato seeming to have his arms reserved to his chest. "Cato," she called sweetly at first for him but her face slowly dropped. Alexis sighed out gently. Another orphan animal no doubt that he thought he could sneak in inconspicuously. "For Zylm's sake whatever it is, don't let your father know. He's having a bad enough day." He was lucky she had a soft spot for the oddity of Cato's to adopt every stray creature with innocent eyes he came across. "Do you know where your sister is?" she continued.

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Abilene had been awake for a few hours at most, and instead of alerting one of her handmaidens, the young woman had curled up under her feather blankets with one of the various books that her parents had collected for her. Her nose had been buried in the pages for longer than she was even aware.

A sharp knock on her bedroom door startled her, and the voice of her handmaiden Mary rung out from behind the mahogany. "Lady Abilene, you aren't still in bed, are you?" The young woman's face turned up from the pages of the book just in time to catch sight of the thick wooden door creak open, Mary standing on the other side with raised eyebrows.

Abilene shrugged, caught in the sights of Mary, whose eyebrow was raised at the sight of the youngest child of Damien Hades curled up under her blankets, hair a mess from the nights sleep before. "You haven't been in bed this whole time, have you?" She knew that the answer to that question was affirmative, but she watched Abilene with a calculating eye as she moved into the room, keeping silent as she waited for the girls response.

Abilene's grin was sheepish as she spoke. "Well, I have but... oh, Mary, this story is simply amazing. There's a dragon, and a warrior princess!" Abilene had made her way out of the tangle of sheets and over to Mary, who pushed the young woman behind the changing screen. Abilene continued to ramble on about the new story she was reading as Mary helped her into her dress. Abilene's story was going along just fine, up until the ties of the corset were pulled.

"M-Mary! T-Too tight!" She sucked in a breath of air, hands pressed firmly against her stomach. Mary was quick to let out the ties a bit, laughing slightly.

Finally dressed, the young woman let Mary fix her hair and brush out the knots. Turning some back from her face, Abilene was quick to thank the woman who took care of her needs most mornings, and rushed off to her lessons for the day. She'd started with her etiquette lessons, but had quickly grown bored. After an hour of tutoring, she'd disappeared from the room, a grin on her face as she snuck away. She was supposed to be going to her horseback lessons after, but instead she had decided to wander through the halls of her home. She knew her instructor would come looking for her eventually - knew she would probably be questioned by her mother as to why she was late for her lessons later - but she couldn't bring herself to care very much in that moment.

She made her way through the halls of her home, her imagination running wild with thoughts of how the book she was reading might end. She soon found herself near the reception hall; she could hear her fathers voice booming inside as she approached. Cato was outside the hall, clearly listening in on the conversation within. As she moved towards her brother, her mother exited the hall. Finally close enough to be noticed, she heard her mother's question aimed towards her brother, and her brothers answer.

"I'm here, mother..." She knew her mother might question her later as to why she wasn't at her lessons, but as it stood, she wasn't as concerned with that at the moment. Her eyes turned towards her brother, then finally fell to the floor, noticing the small fuzzy creature huddled so close to his leg. Her face instantly lit up with a smile. "Oh, he is so very cute, Cato!" She'd hushed her voice, so that she wouldn't be heard through the doors and in the meeting within. The last thing she wanted was to disturb her father when he was in a meeting, and she knew that this one was particularly important - they had lost many good men recently, and that thought alone saddened her heart.

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Damian sat with his hands slowly coming to clasp a tight fist, being still as Alexis wished but not bothering to hide his entire furious state.

He thought briefly on the advice of the commander. There weren’t many realistic options that guaranteed a high success presently and he would not be so reckless to launch an attack after the recent loss only to lose more. Instead he only nodded once.
“You can tend to your day,” he dismissed the commander officially and watched Alexis practically flee to the door. He released a sigh at the odd motion and family he had. They were each their own and all handfuls in their own ways.

In the absence of the mother though, he had a spark. “Commander.” He added heading to the door with her, actually feeling good about an additional feature to Diana’s willingness to train soldiers. “How would you feel about Cato helping the training process?” he smirked a little. That way it would keep Cato away from those boring chores he always had something to say about. He’d get to parade around his talents and be particularly productive for the Kingdom. Still, he would value the commander’s own opinion if she were against the idea.

Damian swung open the door expecting for the hall to be cleared and be able to walk with the commander and discuss Cato’s position, yet saw the three of his family members outside. Plus a pup. He looked between the three giving each a warning a look. The commander present shouldn’t have had to experience their family issues so he stepped aside for her to proceed to her duties.

He offered a mocking gentle smile as he entered father mode. “So. Who would like to start explaining…everything?” he finished glancing back down to the puppy who was a new addition. The real question was, which child was the better liar or which child would confront Damian of what was overheard and the truth?

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Diana nodded at the dismissal, giving a low bow. Her mind was already running, thoughts about how she would go about making soldiers out of farmers. Most of them had the incentive to join the cause and had the fire necessary to learning, but the skills... They greatly lacked the skill and finesse of a fighter, not like the men they'd lost. Training an entire troop on her own would prove challenging, but she knew it was necessary. She would just explain to her mother that she wouldn't be coming home for the next couple of weeks. She was certain her mother would understand.

She did pause however when her king brought up the possibility of having Cato help her. Cato was a wonderful warrior, and she'd watched him spar with the other soldiers before. "His help would be greatly appreciated, my King." She smiled softly as they left the hall. She certainly hadn't been expecting to see the rest of the royal family awaiting outside. She gave a low bow. "Your Highnesses," she greeted before nodding and taking her leave. She briefly heard Damian ask for an explanation and she couldn't help the smile that crept up her face.

Family. It truly was the most important thing in the world.

She wiped the smile off her lips as soon as she reached the training grounds. There were already a few farmers that stood in attendance at her arrival. They were scrawny and weak, but she would make them strong if it was the last thing she did. "Prepare yourselves," she announced as soon as her soldiers joined the rest and they all stood in front of her. "The odds are against us, but we will push forth. For Zylm!" She raised her blade to the air and the men and women mimicked her actions, shouting their agreement. "Let the training commence."

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Cato turned to see his sister finally arrive, to where she then greeted their mother. "Oh, he is so very cute, Cato!" Cato turned his head from the door smiling at Abilene before he lifted the pup up from the floor and nestling it close to his chest again. "He sure is, isn't he?" he whispered, but it seemed he was half talking to Abilene, and half talking to his newfound fuzzy friend. The puppy licked again against Cato's face, letting its cool tongue wipe against his cheeks.

But as he was cuddling with his pup, his father arrived to the scene, “So. Who would like to start explaining…everything?” Cato gave an awkward nervous laugh, because obviously he was not suppose to be eavesdropping and now he was caught doing so. However he could tell he was in no type of trouble, no his father did not seem mad at all. And perhaps Damian could understand his son's curiosity and profound goal to become a ruler like his father.

Though was Cato going to outright say, Hey, I was eavesdropping on you. No, but was he going to lie. No also, because if anyone knew Cato, they knew Cato was an awful liar. If he committed any act of dishonesty Cato would be affected physically. Such as, his body would began to drench itself with bucket loads of sweat. And Cato never sweat, not in the blazing sun, nor in the heat of combat, nothing unless he was lying. So Cato learned pretty fast in life, lying was not only wrong, but was quite obvious when he was doing it.

So, if Cato ever wanted to get out of saying the truth, he found a sudden exit or would change the subject. Where in this moment he decided to go with both. "Father, were you not suggesting that I go train common folk with the commander?" Cato thought that was good enough, because he really just admitted to spying because he would of only discovered that information by listening on their conversation. "Perhaps, I should go do so?" And with that Cato turned away and rushed off. But before he went out to the training grounds, he approached one of the palace maid where he handed over the pup, "Make sure he gets a bath, a nice scrub. Oh and can you feed him, I'm a little busy right now. Thanks." Some may think it was hygienically degrading that Cato was cuddling with a dirty stray from off the streets that could have the possibility of bearing fleas. But no matter, Cato believed everyone was going to get dirty in their life one way or another.

Cato approached the training grounds as Diana was addressing the farmers that with sheer training, would become well-fighting troops. Cato was now equipped in his battle armor. He let her finish her speech before arriving. Cato's choice in weaponry was also sword and shield, and he was a master and both. But Cato's fighting style could be described as crazy, berserk even, but it was as if he was out of control. And because he moved so fast he was unpredictable, however some would ay he lacked any method, but Cato believed in the heat of battle, you didn't need any formula to succeed, only the pure determined stitched into his spirit. And he always toward soldiers he has trained is that the mind is the sole captain of this ship being your body, and once your mind is determined of a victory, the rest of your body will be steered the same way.

Therefore above all what mattered the most to Cato was morale, because he has heard stories of forces consisted of only a few hundred units against thousands and winning . Why? Because in their mind and heart they believed they were victors. So, perhaps his father was outnumbered, but that did not mattered as much to Cato as did the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of their men. So, he decided to inquire the Diana, "How is morale, commander? Is it truly that bad?"

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Abilene was relatively surprised at the sound of her father's footfalls against the marble floors approaching the door the three had been crowded around. Her face betrayed her emotions - a hint of panic flashed across her eyes - as the door to the hall was opened. Her father seemed relatively surprised to see his wife and two children outside, at least. And so Abilene was quick to mask her own panic, already thinking of perfectly valid reasons as to why he would find them all in such a state.

Or at least her.

Her mother, she rationalized, had been at the meeting herself. So there was no explanation to be had there. Her brother... well, he had actually been eavesdropping when she had happened upon him. But she knew as well as anyone that Cato could not lie. No, her father would know immediately.

Her brother opted to answer before she had the chance to even part her lips in explanation. Cato chose the route of averted truth - smart, she thought. He definitely had the makings of a leader in his future, and it was evident in the way that he told the truth without really telling the truth flat out.

The commander had flitted out of the room a while ago, and Cato was soon dismissing himself to join her in his admittance of knowing what his father had discussed. And then that left her mother, who had a natural reason to be outside the hall after her father had his meeting...

...and herself, who... well, didn't.

Abilene was a cunning liar, that much was true. She didn't naturally take delight in her ability to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, but for whatever reason, she'd been able to hide the truth skillfully away behind a smile, sparkling eyes, kind words, a clever diversion or the like for as long as she could remember.

"Father," she began with a smile pulling at the side of her lips. "I am not certain of this... 'everything' you speak of, though Cato does appear to know better than I. I, myself, have only reached the hall just a moment before you, you see. I was on the way to my horseback lessons."

The entirety of it wasn't a lie - she had really only just reached the hall, but it wasn't like it was only a moment before. She knew very well what her father had been discussing in the hall. But the biggest lie of all was the last part - she had in fact not been on the way, having escaped her etiquette lessons. Instead, she had been planning on finding her way to the gardens to daydream some more. She was sure now that those daydreams would have to wait for later, as her father would see that she made it to her lessons - as it was where she was going, apparently. The words had come from her own mouth. She cursed herself at not coming up with a better destination. But at least that was truly believable.

She smiled at her mother, before turning the look back to her father. Her eyes practically twinkled with hidden mischief that might otherwise be read as merriment. She knew how well her own father knew her - both of her parents were probably the only two that would question a single word that came from her perfectly rehearsed lips. But even sometimes for the two of them, it wasn't so easy to tell when she was just being polite and well-mannered, and when she was lying through her teeth.

She would have laughed if that wouldn't have given her away.

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Damian watched Cato head off for his new duty which was admittedly a sly escape but for being clever enough, Damian let his son go and do something he would possibly enjoy and help train the soldiers that needed the skills in combat. He had no doubt that they were loyal, ambitious, willing individuals but they needed all the help they could to evolve to talented soldiers and become a unit rather than target practice for Atkana. He would be sure to check on the progress later but for now, his son had certainly left his sister alone stuck with the explaining.“Abile…” he prompted but she was already explaining her side.

Damian found they could be too gentle on Abilene and acted as if she were fragile. She was a lady in the making but tough in her own ways. Like her will to rebel and knowledge of how her mother would feel about that. Oh, yes. He knew. As a King and Father the word travelled very quickly to him when fellow royalty did not attend their classes. Personally, he did not care much for it as long as she had the practical skills to look after herself but he was interested to hear what she was doing as a substitute. Hopefully combat training. But that was less than likely.

The mother could lecture her later, for now, Damian offered his arm to his daughter to oversee the training. “Small detour before your class.” He did not wish to encourage her skipping classes as it showed lack of discipline but he wanted to draw on the emphasis of Zylm’s standing and how each played a crucial role, small or big. He wasn’t going to make it a lecture of his own but he wanted his daughter to have some deeper understanding. She was however, free to attend to her horseback riding instead if she insisted.

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The family merged together and Alexis rose her brows expectantly intrigued to hear the answers her children would offer and silently hoped they would be satisfactory to the King’s mind though she knew they were intelligent and sly offsprings and more than capable of providing a good response. Alexis did not wish for family tension to be present in a corridor however, but she was quite willing to defend her children if Damian got unreasonable with their presence.

Thankfully she detected his fatherly side blooming rather than formal King, which she liked seeing him express but she did not comment on it as if afraid to ruin it like a delicate facade. Her blue eyes couldn’t help but flicker to him nervously as Cato and Abilene gave their reasons then lower her eyes feeling responsible for not dealing with them immediately herself. Her husband could communicate a shocking amount with just a look.

She had much to discuss with Abilene about the rumours of skipping her classes but Damian had presented her with an opportunity of temporary escape and been the unlikely saviour. Alexis released a gentle sigh, preferring to have it over and done with but again kept her comments to herself for there were larger problems and her issue would seem petty next to them particularly in front of Damian. Besides, she couldn't help to love the idea of potential bonding between Damian and Abilene. They weren't distant that she knew of, and she was sure all of her family loved each other unconditionally but with such foes and hatred directed at Zylm, Damian had a target and high price on him. What would be his last breath was disputably unpredictable. For him to spend quality time as a dedicated father was beautiful.

She swallowed the lump in her throat pushing thoughts aside of Damian's passing. Alexis moved on to the next concern. Out of wonder she headed pass the training grounds to see the beginning of the resolution to Zylm's problems, in time to see Cato demonstrate his passion for Zylm’s comeback and motivating speech. Alexis covered her mouth smiling, taking much pride in Cato but also amused by the innocence of childhood that lurked, speaking of dragons. Alexis herself had found them to be the most fascinating of creatures in books. But Cato’s speech was also able to embed a surge of confidence and faith in her of Zylm’s fate. Perhaps the rivalry between Atkana would be laid to rest once and for all or at the very least, claim vengeance to the fallen.