Elise, the demon representative of Envy, gasped when the mage stated her ability. That skill, that knowledge, that power, it was enticing. She wanted it. Elise was not the only one to become more interested in this mage, however. Envy was just the most drawn to Ka’liya by this knowledge. She wanted…she needed to see all that the mage saw and had seen. The others were not quite as intrigued until Deikona explained what he had done. Ka’liya wasn’t weak until Deikona had made her so.
As Deikona placed his hands on Ka’liya’s shoulders, she could not help but become tense. She then heard his words, and her face contorted from confusion to anger. He had taken her futures from her, and she hadn’t even known it. The fact that she didn’t know she was being manipulated bothered her more than she cared to admit. It did explain, however, why Ka’liya had seen nothing, and why she should have been suspicious about that earlier. Though Ka’liya stayed silent, Raishena had enough of a reaction for both of them, and the seven were less than pleased by outbursts.
“Well she is hardly a seer if she hasn’t been affected by her sights, now has she.” Pride’s representative chuckled at his own witty remark. Elise opened her mouth to speak, but she was cut off. The others knew that her thirst for that knowledge would make her next line of questions entirely too distracting from why they had been assembled. The next to speak, was Pride’s representative, as he was one of the more composed demons at that moment. “The claim on these children seems convoluted enough without you, Deikona. But if you have some piece of information that you would like to contribute, we might as well hear that too.” The council waited, listening to Deikona’s input, if he had any, and then turned his attention on the seer once more.
“You stated that you think you hold a claim because it is your egg. What about the sperm, then? What about the father?” Wrath’s representative, Reith asked, furious that they were getting distracted by the other demons who had made themselves present, for some reason.
Ka’liya gave a small nod, and recounted the incident in the bar. She explained that the twins recognized that the unborn babies were theirs before she knew such. Their response was to physically leave.
“So, whichever of them was the father… forfeited his claim to Adriel, giving him the ability to trade the demon spawn for whatever he see fit.” Reith mused aloud, trying to get to the bottom of this quickly. The others nodded in agreement. Adriel could have made a deal, as he had more rights to do away with Ka’liya’s claim than she had to maintain it. Finally, Elise turned to Shari. “So why do you believe that you have the rightful claim to the unborn children?” She asked.
Shari explained when Mina had acted on Adriel’s behalf, as he was in no position to do so himself. She focused on the latter half of the wording; the deal had been struck for ‘the result of what is in that womb’ she quoted herself for good measure. When they questioned her, she did say that she had specified a child, but it was everyone’s understanding at the time in question that there as only one child. The answer was truly in the details.