The cries from Prince Alfred, his father Prince Killian and mother Princess Angel could be heard nearby. Gemma and Talula were having an argument in the afterlife kitchen.
"If Angel doesn't explain why the Renegades hired the Sweglords and what the *** is going on, I will tear her son in half and make her eat his eyeballs."
"No!" shrieked Gemma. "Angel needs more time."
"Have you considered Angel might not know?" came a voice from behind Talula.
"Mama?" said Gemma. "You look young. Younger than me."
"Gem!" said her mother, "how's the war going?"
"I thought you moved on?"
"I was brought back to limbo because of a dream my grandson's going to have in a month. I'm just off to the studio now to record it, but thought I might drop by here first to say 'hi.' Your son's a naughty boy, Gemma. Reminds me of a little girl I once knew."
"He's not in my 'good books' either," said Gemma.
"This about the battle in Egypt?" said Oak.
"Not the battle, the result."
Talula turned round to face her daughter. "Oak!"
"Hey mama. Been a while."
"So tell me. How are all my grandchildren?"
A Hotel, Moonlight Falls, 2031
The Evil Geniuses and the Sweglords had decided to stop in Moonlight Falls on the way to Egypt. Moonlight Falls was a city which could not be placed on a map. It was a place you could spend weeks travelling to or accidentally stumble across in your backyard. Most people in the world do not know about (or would refuse to believe in) Moonlight Falls. Simslanders have always believed, and so it is not surprising that it is Simslanders who are the visitors to Moonlight Falls.
Lilith was worried. Very soon they were expected down at the Red Velvet Lounge with the Evil Geniuses and the Sweglords, but Paris had not come out of her room.
“Sis!” said her brother, Caleb. He had spotted her moping along the corridor and thought he might see what’s up.
“Go away, Caleb,” mumbled Lilith.
“Why aren’t you dressed for the meeting yet?” We’re due to leave in roughly ten minutes.
“Are we though?” snapped Lilith. “I know Alex and his gang expect us there, but without Paris showing any signs of leaving her room, how do we know we’re not just gonna spend the evening hanging around here?”
“Sis, just go talk to her, for goodness sake.”
“I’ve tried. But she keeps telling me to leave.”
“Then let yourself in. You’re the only one who can talk sense into Paris, so you’re gonna have to try.”
“Urgh you’re right.”
“I’ll see you and Hector downstairs in ten minutes.”
Paris mulled over what Grim had said. If she lost this next battle, Alex will marry a Sweglord. But which one? She had been kicking herself over not having asked Alex that question when she had the chance. But something had been holding her back. Does Alex have his eye on one of my family? The thought of Alex marrying one of her nieces or nephews had caused her several trips to the bathroom. There is no way that villain is getting his hands on one of my family.
“Paris?” Lilith had allowed herself in.
Paris reluctantly raised herself from the bed.
“Hi Lilith,” she said.
“Paris, you need to get dressed. We shall be leaving soon.”
“Yes?” said Lilith. "But why aren't you dressed?"
“Oh," Paris had forgotten about leaving. "I’m going to ask Alex who he's marrying?”
“Huh? Okay...” said Lilith.
"I don’t want Alex marrying one of my nieces or nephews.”
“Okay... then he mustn't win.”
“We still have to have a plan of action in case we lose, though,” because we are going to lose. We have to.
“I have to marry someone Lilith,” said Paris. “We all know as Grandmaster, it’s a tradition, in case I don't come back. There'll be someone to carry on.”
The Red Velvet Lounge, Moonlight Falls, 2031
Henry was the first Sweglord to enter the Red Velvet Lounge. He had run ahead of his cousins so he could catch a quiet moment with Alex.
“Follow me,” said Henry. “The V.I.P’s this way.”
Adrian, Anita and Luka watched Henry enter the V.I.P area.
“Alex and Henry are going to get caught someday,” said Luka.
“What do you mean ‘someday?’” said Anita. “We see them loud and clear.”
"And here comes Alex," said Adrian.
"And he's looking as confident as ever," Anita chimed in.
"Hello," said Alex.
"Hello Alex," said Adrian. "Off to the V.I.P so early? The evening's barely begun."
"I have some important business matters to attend to," said Alex.
And he continued towards the V.I.P. area, when Paris appeared out of nowhere behind the bar.
"Alex, may I speak with you?" said Paris.
"A little busy now, Paris. Later hmm?"
"Now will do."
She led Alex to another V.I.P area at the other end of the lounge.
"So," said Paris, shaking Alex's hand. "I wanted to discuss your wishes to marry a Sweglord."
"Oh yes," said Alex. "I think you would agree that it could join families together and end this blood feud."
"Ehm...sort of?" said Paris. "You are forgetting we're paid to kill you."
"No," said Alex. "You are forgetting we're a powerful, wealthy business that can pay you double of whoever's paying you, which would be in your best interest to accept if we were to build an alliance by bond of marriage."
"I see," said Paris. She was grimacing.
Good, thought Alex. Because I will marry a Sweglord whether they like it or not.
"So do you have anyone in mind?" asked Paris.
"Curious and protective as anyone would be who fears their little darlings being in the clutches of a psychopath."
"A psychopath hmm?"
"Wait. I'm not finished with you yet," said Paris, barging out the door.
"You know I'm a little busy right now, Paris," said Alex.
"Just a bit more of your time please," said Paris, as she led him into yet another V.I.P room.
"So, I've been thinking, I'm sure you've given some thought about who you would like to marry."
"Of course," said Alex.
"Then who is it?"
Alex eyed Paris curiously. "Why don't you just wait and see hmm?"
"How about you tell me now?" cried Paris.
"Not sure that's a good idea considering your current... mood."
"It's a very good idea considering my current mood."
"No," said Alex.
"You will tell me, Alex!"
"Urgh. I've not finished with you yet."
Paris disappeared and reappeared in the V.I.P area Alex had been originally heading towards.
"Henry? What are you doing here?"
Paris disappeared again.
"Alex!" Henry dived into Alex's arms the moment Alex stepped into the V.I.P room.
"Alex. Paris knows you intend to marry me. Paris knows," said Henry.
Alex laughed. "Yes. I thought Paris might head here. It's alright. She was going to know at some point.
Alex grabbed Henry's waist.
"Don't worry about us, Henry. We'll be fine."
Meanwhile in the main area of the lounge, Adrian and Anita had a delightful surprise.
"Look, Anita! It's them! It's them!"
"I didn't think The H.E.S were coming," said Anita.
The members of the His Evil Services' secret organisation had phoned the current Head of The Evil Geniuses, Adrian's mother, to say they were unable to attend the meeting in the Red Velvet Lounge, as many of them lived abroad and couldn't get earlier flights.
But here they were.
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