Cruz Castle, Windenburg, 2031
Alex was in his rooms getting ready for his public statement in Windenburg Square. He would be announcing his departure to The Lotus Oasis near Al Simhara, Egypt, where he, Paris and a select few intended to locate the hiding place of Victor and Cas.
His mother, Gemma, appeared behind him.
"Mama," blurted Alex in shock.
"Hello Alex," his mother smiled.
"Mama, I'm about to leave soon."
"To The Lotus Oasis, I know," said Gemma. "I just wanted to bid you farewell, that's all."
Alex rolled his eyes. "Yeah right, mama," he said. "What is it you really want?"
"Alex," cried his mother. "There's no need to speak like that. Who says I wanted anything from you anyway?"
Alex sighed. "Mama, whenever you come to see me, you always have an agenda."
"You can't blame a mother for having hopes and dreams for her children," replied Gemma.
"I don't have much time mother, so say what you have to say."
Gemma's face relaxed, and she became more serious.
"Alex," she said. "We think we know who's hiring the Sweglords to murder the H.E.S." She was referring to His Evil Services.
Alex said nothing, but waited for his mother to continue.
"It's the Renegades."
"We're not certain, but we're interrogating Angel, to find out more."
"And?" said Alex.
His mother lowered her voice, "I need you to somehow... despatch your cousin Alfred and your uncle Killian. We need them down with us so we can properly interrogate Angel. Can you do that?"
"Consider it done, mama," said Alex.
"Charlize will take the ghosts when you're done, so do it on this property."
"Okay," said Alex. "No problem."