Seth pushed past the wizard, they gave him dirty looks, but he didn't care, the government was full of snobby wizards, but he couldn't say anything because they had found his kids, and he just hoped that they weren't taken. He pushed past some more wizards, one man dropped his file, yelling out to Seth who completely ignore him. He had to get to the counter as fast as he could. He looked to his left, to his up most horror he saw Inglewood, he was striding along with the a man behind him, he to looked like he wanted to get to the counter. Seth's heart was racing, he saw the counter not that far away. A lady was looking down, completely unaware of the two wizards racing to get to her. Seth could feel the back of his neck tingling, he looked over to Inglewood and their eyes locked, he knew Seth was here, now it was a race to get to the counter. Seth pushed himself harder, as he barged through more wizards, to him the counter seem to seep away from him. In that instant, he lunged forward, he had gotten out of the crowd and was standing right in front of the lady, who looked up all startled. "And you are?"
"Mr Peirce, i'm here for my kids!"
The lady looked down onto the documents she was holding, "oh yes, i got a call from someone saying that they found them, they don't seem to be here right now, i can call them".
"Yes, please do so, i need them".
She smiled and went to the phone. Seth turned to see Inglewood standing a few feet away, "i see you got called in?" he said with a straight face, "they're my kids, of course i'd get called in, I don't know why you're here", but Seth knew what Inglewood was doing here, he was going to snatch those kids from Seth, and send them to an orphanage. Inglewood smirked, as he slowly made his way to the counter a few feet away from Seth. "Oh I know that you know exactly why i'm here Mr Peirce". Seth didn't move a muscle, his boss was bigger than he was, he could easily take Seth down with a single blow, he planned not to go down that road. "I wonder why you don't give up though, you know that i'm trying to take the kids away and yet you fight, why can't you just accept that you're not a good father"
"I need more time, i love my kids, and I know they love me, i made a promise to Mink -"
Inglewood grabbed Seth's shoulder, it was strong grip, Seth could move, "Mink i dead, you can't keep a promise for someone who is dead Seth, you are insane, might as well put you in the dungeons for all i care, but you aren't going to get those kids!" The big doors that were a few steps away opened, revealing Ludwick, Golong and Fita. Seth broke free of Inglewood's grip, rushing over to the kids, his arms wrapping around them. "Where have you been?" He said, Ludwick gave a bone breaking hug, "i don't know, everywhere?" Seth tried not to cry, he was happy they were back, well at least three of them. "Where's Baloc?" The kids fell silent, their smiles were all gone. A strange man was standing near them, he looked away instantly when Seth had saw him. "Where's Baloc?" He asked again. This time the man answered, "sir i'm sorry, but we were unable to save him".
"What do you mean, save him?"
"Well sir, your kids were taken from you by the great lords blood children, they took them to him, i came to their rescue, but i only left one behind because i heard him say that he was the one that had cast the spell". Austin could feel Seth's eyes bore into him, "you left one of my kids behind?"
"It's because i thought he was the one that cast the spell -" Seth lunged forward and slammed his fist into Austin's throat, Austin fell back his face going pale. All the wizards in the room stopped and stared, "how could you leave him behind, he was only a child, he didn't know better!" Seth spat at Austin, the young wizard massaged his throat. Ludwick stopped his father before he could strike again. "dad, calm down, i know it's bad but, we had unleashed a great enemy apparently, and i don't think anyone would want to help us because of what we'd done". Seth tried to focus, was that dizzy spell he had a few hours ago connected to Baloc? Seth rubbed his temples, this was got to be the worst day of his life. He brought out his hand to Austin but the young wizard got up, avoiding Seth's hand. "How long have you had to kids for?" Seth asked, "for a few hours, we tried to go back to get Baloc, but when my brother brought them in, they all got sick at the same time, that's when we all knew that -"
"There was no point looking for Baloc". Seth finished off. Austin lowered his eyes and nodded, "thank you for looking after them for me". Austin as shocked from such kind words from a wizard who almost punched the lights out of him. "no problem, but i do have a problem at home though".
"What would be the problem?"
"We're getting attacked, it may possibly be the person who kidnapped-"
"It is the person who kidnapped us!" Ludwick interrupted. Seth rushed over to the lady who was at the table once again, Inglewood was still at the counter, staring at him, but right now Seth wanted to get the person who decided to kidnap his kids. "I need to use the phone!"
"I'm sorry, but you're not allowed to use this, i can call whoever you want though". Austin came to his side, "here i'll give you the phone number, it's too dangerous to go there, they might be still fighting". Seth was so close, he hoped that she wasn't gone, he could get in touch with his sister in law, then she could tell him about her family and why it was kept a secret from him for so long.