(The heroes are seen walking to Noravith Village with the Artifacts. Mika is seen in her Alien Octopus form holding Valrye as Nick walks with Anya and Nelphie)
Nick: You sure you're okay Anya?
Anya: Trust me Nick, I'm fine. She didn't hurt me.
Nick: You sure? I heard you laughing from the cages.
Anya: I'm okay Nick. Just a bit exhausted is all.
Nick: Well, if you're sure.
Anya: Besides, Nephie was screaming louder than me.
Nick: Wait, why did Sandra have you? Weren't you and your tribe working with her?
Nephie: It's a long story...
Anya: At least now you know what makes that Sandra so scary.
Nephie: Don't remind me. *Shivers and hugs herself a bit* I can still feel her ghost hands on me...
Nick: Well don't worry. She's gone. For now.
Nephie: Thank goodness...
Mika: We're almost to Noravith!
(The heroes are seen approaching the entrance to Noravith Village. The guards notice them)
Guard #1: The children have returned!
(The heroes enter the village)
Nick: We're back!
(The town leader walks out with his men)
???: Ah, you've returned children.
Nick: We sure have.
???: *Sees the Artifacts* Ah, and you've recovered our precious artifacts.
(The leader then looks at Valrye in Mika's grasp)
???: And I assume this is the one who had them?
Mika: Her name's Valrye. She leads a Harpy Tribe near here.
???: Ah I see. That tribe has been a minor headache for us for a bit.
Nick: So. Are you convinced we aren't the thieves?
Erika: And you gonna give our parents back!?
???: Well, a promise is a promise. And you did return on the deal, so yes. You can have them back.
Erika: THANK you!
???: *To the guards* Mages, bring them out!
(The mages go into a building. Soon, they come out with the now unrestrained Defenders)
Nick: Mom! Dad!
(The Defenders run over to the Warriors as Nick and Erika hug Erin and Jack)
Erin: Oh thank god you're alright!
Erika: Us?! We're happy you're alright!
(Alex and Jessica are seen hugging David and Jeanne)
Alex: You two okay?!
Jessica: You're not hurt are you?!
David: Guys guys, we're fine!
Alex: *Sigh of relief* Thank goodness.
???: Now then.
(The leader approaches Mika and Valrye)
???: About this Harpy.
???: You're the one our Artifacts were given to yes? Probably to help with your rituals am I wrong?
Nick: That's not all they did.
Erika: Look what they did to Midvek's Princess!
(The heroes show the mage leader Jonett's Harpy form)
???: They transformed her into a Harpy??
Anya: Yeah. They used those artifacts. Do... Do you think you guys can-
???: Yes I can fix this.
Jonett: You... You can?
???: We've spent decades using these artifacts powers. This will be a simple matter to fix.
Jonett: *Sigh of relief* Oh thank you!
David: But what about the Harpy girl?
???: Well that's a different story. Her and her clan have been causing trouble for us for awhile now. Using cursed spells, performing rituals, kidnapping our people, the list just goes on.
???: You and your people are gonna pay for your crimes Harpy.
Nephie: I-I know we did a lot of painful things, and we have to accept punishment but-
???: What, you asking we don't punish you?
Nephie: No but-
???: But what?
Nephie: Can you...give the clan a more...fair punishment?
Nephie: Yes sir. Our clan is....in shambles right now. Food is scarce and mates are few and far between. If we don't get what we need soon, we'll all die.
Anya: She's not wrong. They allied with our counterparts because they promised help.
Nephie: And instead they left us behind when it seemed fit for them.
Nephie: I'm not saying that you shouldn't punish the clan, but please. Be merciful with your choice sir. Please...
Jonett: Sir. If I may.
Jonett: Look, I understand your anger toward the Harpies. I mean, I am a victim of their....rituals. But she is right, their clan is suffering. They only did this to me because they saw it as their only chance for survival.
Jonett: At the very least, give Valrye's clan a light punishment, and when that punishment ends, give them the help they need. That's the least they deserve.
(The leader stands there thinking for a moment. He looks at Valrye then looks back at Jonett)
???:.... I'll speak with the others and we'll decide how to help the Harpies once they're punishment ends.
Nephie: *Happy gasp*
Jonett: Thank you.
???: But first, I think we should get you back to normal Princess. Wouldn't want your father seeing you this way.
???: Well then, get the Artifacts and come with me.
Mika: What do I do with Valrye?
Valrye: You can let go. I won't run away. I promise.
Aello: Go ahead Mika. She's telling the truth.
Mika: You sure?
Aello: Trust me.
Mika: Hmmm, well, okay!
(Mika lets Valrye go)
Valrye: Thank you.
Mika: No prob!
(Valrye smiles a bit)
TO BE CONTINUED......