As Mona slept the boys sat on the bed in confusion.
"What is she talking about?" Dan asked as he turned to Andy.
"Let me see it." Andy requested as he held his hand out flat.
Dan took the ring off his finger and dropped it into Andy's palm. Andy picked up the ring and examined it, running his finger over the engraving of the ring. "These are Angel runes." Andy said. "It's a sort of Angel writing or Angel language as you would call it. The runes have granted the ring some kind of power, that's probably how it changed her heart. "
"Can you read the writing?" Dan asked.
Andy squinted his eyes in concentration. "I think it says conceived in evil, consumed by evil."
"Mona said that just before she went out." Dan pointed out.
Andy looked to Mona and then looked back to the ring. "If this was meant to change her heart why would it say something like that?"
"Maybe it wasn't meant to change her heart at all." Dan said. "Maybe it was meant to curse her like this."
"Alexandra gave this to you didn't she?"
Dan nodded his head.
"Why would she give you a cursed ring? She protects people, not harm them."
"While that may be true we have to remember, Mona is not a people." Dan suggested.
"Why would she do something like this?" The ring slipped out of Andy's hand and fell onto Mona's leg. She immediately started to whimper and curl away from the ring but as soon as the ring fell off of her she was still and quiet again. Andy grabbed the ring and put it into his pocket. "Keep it away from her."
Dan nodded. "I'll be right back." Dan walked over to the door and grabbed the handle.
"Where are you going?"
"Stay with her."
Dan opened the door and ran up the staircase and turned to the hallway where his room was located. He opened the door and ran to stand in the center. "Alexandra!" he half yelled. Alexandra we need to talk."
"Yes Daniel Durbin?" He startled at the sound of her voice. She was closing the door behind her when she stopped to stand in front of the closed doorway.
"The ring you gave to me. Did you make it?"
She smiled brightly. "Your quite fond of that ring aren't you?"
"Alexandra did you make that ring?"
"Yes I made it just for the occasion. It's made of the finest metals found on heaven and earth."
"What does the saying on it mean?"
Her smile immediately faded from her face. "The saying on the ring is 'conceived by evil, consumed by evil'."
"I know that. But I want to know what it MEANS."
She smiled wickedly and walked up to Dan. "The saying means," She stopped to wrap her arms around Daniel's neck. "That Desdemona will soon be dead, and you'll be free of her. Free to be with whoever you want." Alexandra leaned in to whisper in Dan's ear. "Free to be with me."
Dan didn't move. "Why are you sending her back to the devil? You protect mankind don't you? Why aren't you protecting Mona?"
She pulled her face back to face Dan once again. "You said it yourself Daniel Durbin, she isn't apart of mankind. With her dead and Lucifer weakened man kind will be as safe as ever."
"But her heart-"
Her voice rose and became more harsh. "She doesn't belong in heaven Daniel Durbin. She belongs with Lucifer and she knows that. But she also knows that she is better of dead."
Dan pushed Alexandra away. "What are you talking about?"
"Oh she didn't tell you? Lucifer has given her two choices. Either come back to him or die. If she doesn't comply to either, then he'll kill you. I've saved the both of you. With Mona dead Lucifer will be as weak as he ever was and you'll be alive and free." Alexandra wrapped her arms around Daniel and held her face so close to Dan's that the tips of their noses touched. "Free to be with me."
Alexandra gently kissed Dan's lips. "We can be together forever."
"Oh how about HELL no." Laura appeared in the doorway. Alexandra whipped around and held out her arms protectively in front of Daniel. "You can't be here Demon." Alexandra hissed.
"Hey I haven't hurt anybody I have as much right to be here as anyone else."
Alexandra let out a deep inhuman growl.
"Kill her Laura." Dan said coldly.
Laura's red eyes landed on Dan in shock. Alexandra turned her head to look at Dan, her face utterly horrified.
Laura said nothing. She smiled cruelly as she slowly walked to Alexandra, her gaze fixed on her.
"Daniel run." Alexandra crouched defensively.
"I think your the only one in danger here Alexandra." Dan said as he slowly backed away from her.
Laura lit her orange shantas and Alexandra lit her bright white shantas in defensive.
"Daniel stop her." Alexandra pleaded.
"I don't control her Alexandra."
"YOU CAN'T HURT ME HERE DEMON!" Alexandra yelled in desperation.
Laura was now so close to Alexandra that she could reach out and touch her. Alexandra turned and reached for Dan, but Laura had already grabbed her waist. As Alexandra let out a final scream a red flame consumed the two of them leaving Dan alone in his room.
"Wow. This is one safe safe house." He muttered sarcastically as he made his way to the staircase.