The look on Andy's face was something Daniel would never forget. His eyes were sorrowful, more sorrowful than he could imagine possible. His mouth was twisted into a tortured grimace, but he did not shed a tear. Daniel thought of saying something to drown out or stop the heart breaking sound of Mona's quiet sobs, but he couldn't bring himself to speak.
"We need to go Daniel." Andy choked. His eyes met Daniel's as he soothingly stroked Mona's hair.
He heard Mona sniffle as she slowly turned away from Andy's chest. Her eyes were red and her cheeks streaked with tears. "The safe house." When she spoke her voice was soft and slightly hoarse.
Dan was quiet for awhile. "Whatever you guys say." He mumbled. "Are we going now?"
Andy wrapped his arm around Mona's waist and looked at her. She stared down to floor as tears continued to roll down her cheeks. "Yes. Pack your things this time." Andy told Daniel without looking up from Mona's sad face. "We'll be right there."
Dan nodded as he turned and walked back into his room. He reached under his bed to pull out his suitcase. He looked around his room looking for more clothes to wear. He never was one to buy clothes, he basically only bought them when they were necessary. So he grabbed a drawer from his dresser and dumped the contents carelessly into the suitcase.
All of a sudden he heard a thud from outside his room. "MONA!" He heard Andy yell. Dan dropped the drawer and ran out to the living room. He saw Mona lying unconscious on the floor and he slid onto his knees beside her. Andy gently smacked her face to attempt to wake her up. "Mona, Mona pleased wake up. Mona! Mona I need you Mona." Andy rambled desperately.
"Andy what happened to her?" Dan asked.
Andy cupped Mona's face in both his hands as he answered Danny, never looking away from Mona. "I don't know she, she turned to me and started to say something and then she just passed out or something I-"
"She's not passed out." Lucifer's voice sounded behind Andy once again.
Andy moved so quickly he was a blur. He whipped around and lunged at Lucifer, only to blow right through him. He had returned once again as a projection. Andy yelled in frustration as he slammed into the wall, leaving a hole as he rolled onto the ground.
"What have you done to her?" Daniel demanded.
"I haven't done a thing to her." Lucifer stated. "She's been cursed."
"No." Andy choked.
Lucifer cruelly smiled as he turned to face Andy. "Oh yes."
"Wha, what does that mean?" Dan asked.
"You son of a bitch." Andy spat as he slowly stood up from the ground.
"Oh don't be angry with me." Lucifer said as he slowly turned to face Daniel. "Be angry with
Dan startled as Mona slowly ran her hand across the floor to wrap her fingers comfortingly around his. When he looked to her face she still was deeply unconscious.
Daniel startled as he felt Mona's hand touch his. "Daniel saved Mona. He has done nothing wrong."
"Ah. That's what you think. You see Reaper, although Mona's heart has been changed for good her blood still runs with the evil she was created in. She is of two powers, good and evil. There is a war raging inside her of which shall prevail." Lucifer casually walked to where Dan sat with Mona and knelt on the opposite side of Mona across of Dan. He was so close that Dan could see deep circles under his eyes and that his eyes were strained and red. Despite his cool suit Dan could tell that cool was not how Lucifer was feeling at all.
"You stay away from her!" Andy yelled as he stomped up to Lucifer, his shanta burning blue. He swiped at Lucifer's head with full strength but his hand once again went right through Lucifer's transparent body.
Lucifer, ignoring Andy, continued; "I can offer her refuge Daniel Durbin. She is suffering, but with me she will be rejoicing. For an eternity. She belongs with me. She knows that. She does not belong in the heavens with the good. She belongs with me. She belongs with the evil." Lucifer looked down to see Mona's fingers entwined with Daniel's. "She is like a child." Lucifer laughed. "She must always be watched over and protected."
"I don't think you know Mona at all. From what I have seen of her she belongs where she wants to belong. And she wants to be good. So she is good. Her heart has been changed and there isn't any going back."
Lucifer snarled at Daniel. He began to say something, but a woman's familiar voice cut him off. "BE GONE SATAN. LEAVE THESE PEOPLE BE." God's thundering voice sounded behind Daniel. He was so startled that he let out a small yell. Lucifer let out a defensive hiss as he vanished into thin air.
Andy got up from the ground, using the arms of Daniel's couch for support. "God what is happening here? This is the second time he has come to Mona as a projection today."
God walked over to where she lay and knelt down by her head. "Oh Mona." She cooed. She then turned to Andy. "Lucifer is acting in desperation. He has become far too reliant on her over the years and, as you have found, is using Daniel's dear friend Laura to get to Daniel. Lucifer needs Daniel to change Mona's heart back to how he originally created it and lift the curse, but in a way that Mona does not wish. It was not a mistake to change Mona's heart, it was simply the first that needed to be taken in this process. But I do fear that something went wrong when you did it." God looked down to Daniel's hand wrapped around Mona's. Her eyebrows furrowed. "That ring. Where did you get it?"
Daniel looked to his hand. He had forgotten that he was still wearing the silver ring given to him by Alexandra. "It was given to me. By Alexandra." All of a sudden Mona started to squeeze Daniel's hand so hard that he tried to pull his hand out of her reach, but her grasp was too strong. She started to squirm and whimper until her whimpers turned into blood curling shrieks.
"ANDY! HEEEEELLLPPP MEEE!" She shrieked.
Andy scrambled to Mona's side. He cupped her face in his hands and tried to soothe her. "Mona, Mona honey I'm right here. Mona it's alright I'm here." Despite Andy's efforts she continued to shriek and squirm. God closed her eyes and laid gently laid a hand on Mona's shoulder. God's hand burned a blinding white on Mona's skin. After a solid 3 seconds Mona gasped awake, covered in sweat. Andy reached out to lay a hand on Mona, but God held her hand up to stop him, her eyes focused on Mona. "Mona look at me. What did you see what happened?"
Mona was breathing fast and heavy. She said nothing as she stared into God's eyes. They held eye contact for a long time. God finally closed her eyes and rubbed her hands against her face. "You poor thing." She breathed. Mona abruptly sat up and looked to Andy. She threw her arms around him and buried her face into his chest as she sobbed violently. God laid hand on Andy's shoulder. "Take her into Daniel's room. Let her rest. Comfort her." Andy nodded and picked her and carried her into Daniel's room. After he laid her on the bed he whispered something into her ear and walked over to the door and shut it.
"Laura has my blessing Daniel. She will not die, she cannot be hurt. At least, by Lucifer. You do not need to worry about her safety. What you need to worry about is yours. Go to the safe house. All of you will be safe there. Give Mona the night and leave early tomorrow. The curse will make her very weak. All she will be able to do is transport the three of you to the safe house and then she must rest. Mona will not be able to protect you now Daniel. She must fight the battle inside her as you fight your own battle. It's up to you now Daniel. Alexandra will meet you at the safe house tomorrow. You have my blessing Daniel. Stay strong. For Mona."
With that God vanished just as Lucifer had.