So it’s been two years… I’m writing this Season 2 Epilogue to describe what’s happened in Dallas while the heroes were trapped in the Never-Never all this time. I didn’t plan for the in-game storyline and what happened in the real-world to mesh up so well in regards to the passage of time… but I’ll take it.
"Why Alex Kross… it’s been a very long time. It’s good to see you again." The ever welcoming voice of Molly Malone was always worth an extra drink sale or two at the Speakeasy. Today, it seemed especially radiant and welcoming what with all the rain outside.
“Thank you Molly. It has been a long time! Three years plus change.” The speaker was on the tall side for a woman, and clearly of Mediterranean stock. She shook a little bit of the excess water from her clothing and looked around the room. Seeing they were alone, she came up to the bar.
Molly had been working on a drink since the moment she recognized the former Dallas resident. By the time Alex had gotten comfortable and put away her purse, there was already a cloudy white drink in front of her – ouzo, cut with water, on the rocks.
“So are you moving back into the area?” Molly was rummaging behind the bar for something.
Alex, still amazed that Molly remembered her drink, laughed. “I wasn’t planning on it, I was mainly just passing through on my way to a gig in Shreveport. Nice to see rain, it’s dry as a bone in Cali. But you never know. I figured I’d at least get some idea of things while I was here… how’s Conor?”
Molly brought forth a small plate with some kind of sesame bar upon it. It looked much like “peanut brittle” except made from sesame seeds. “Get comfortable. How much of an update are you wanting?”
The Greek beauty picked up the sesame brittle and took a bite, not wanting to drink ouzo (even cut with water) “xerosfyri” – dry hammer – or in other words, on an empty stomach. “Um… I have time. Why not, lay it on me.”
“Well, Conor’s now a High Lord of the Fae. An Earl no less I’ve come to understand, with vassals and everything.”
Alex chewed her sesame brittle, a furrow of concern on her forehead.
“But you needn’t be concerned because he’s also been gone for a year and a half, since the fall of 2013… off in the Never-Never.”
The Greek stopped chewing, stunned; her eyes seemingly the size of golf balls.
Molly nodded, “Yep. But supposedly he’s not dead. Various folk with a better grasp on the Never-Never than I have said his realm is still around, so he’s still alive.”
Alex took a sip of her ouzo and winced, “Augh….” She exhaled and nearly coughed, setting down the drink. “That’s the good stuff like always… What about his friends? The wizard?”
“Likely to be wherever he is. They haven’t been seen either.”
The now California dwelling Greek actress shrugged, “Well I can’t say I’m too sorry to hear that to be honest.”
Molly nodded knowingly, “I heard there were some harsh words between the two of you; but he and his friends being gone are actually a bad thing.”
“Without The Scooby Squad…”
At this Alex snorted and giggled.
“… yep, that’s what some around town started calling them. But without the stabilizing effect of the Scoobies there have been some pretty intense struggles for power on the spooky side of the night. There are also some nasty heavy hitters that have moved into town. Not to mention The Winter Court has basically used this past winter as an open hunting season on Summer and the Wyldfae.”
The Greek finished off the sesame brittle with a few loud crunches, “Sounds like chaos.”
Molly nodded, “That’s putting it nicely.”
“Well, thanks Molly as always.”
Alex grinned as she washed down the sesame snack by gulping the rest of her ouzo. A look of utter pain danced across her lovely features. “For convincing me to get back in my car and not stop until I get out of the Metroplex…. again.” She picked up her purse and stood.
The bartender nodded, “Safe travels Alex, it was good to see you again.”