Sky sends the children to their aunt Glimmer’s for the night. She hasn’t told Glimmer anything, just that she needs the kids out of the house for the night. Thankfully Glimmer didn’t ask any questions.
And the twins are too pre-occupied with their upcoming prom to really notice their mother’s strange behavior.
Raindrop gets home later that night with his daughter, Catherine.
Adalyn didn’t give up her daughter easily.
He doesn’t say a word to her, but Sky follows him up to the nursery, watching silently as he places the sleeping baby in her crib. When he finally turns she reaches out to touch the red splatters on his face.
He nods. “It is.”
She wants to cry but she can’t. “Adalyn?”
“She won’t be bothering us ever again. I took care of her.”
“Like you took care of Tempest?”
He doesn’t answer, and thats all the assurance he needs. “Oh Watcher... Raindrop how could you?”
“I just want things to go back to the way they were, Sky... pretend this never happened. That we never had that fight.”
The sick feeling in her stomach grows, but she hugs him anyway. “Okay. It never happened. I love you, Rainy.”
He can tell she’s lying.
Chad is still the protector of the Sabo family, and quickly learns of Raindrop’s actions. He suggests Raindrop keep out of sight pending the police investigation into Adalyn’s disappearance. So for now at least, Raindrop is a stay at home dad.
Clark notices nothing out of the ordinary at home and is just happy to have daddy at home all the time.
The twins do finally notice that something is wrong, but they choose to keep quiet about it. Jacob deals by spending as much time away from home as possible, while Jessica watches over her little sister in hopes the baby can tell her whatever their parents are keeping so quiet about.
Sky has also been spending a lot of time outside of the house, but always on her own. She was supposed to meet up with local politician, Derrick McKinley but never showed up. He called the house so Raindrop calls her out on it.
“Derrick is Ana’s husband.”
“I know who he is. He came to our wedding.”
“... I didn’t want to give you an excuse to hurt that family any more.”
“Sky you’re being stupid.”
“In your own words... every time you act out its my fault, and you’re right.”
“I wasn’t in my right mind that night, I didn't meant-”
“As soon as the twins are of age I’m leaving you.” She waits for her words to sink in before continuing. “I’ll have a few minutes lee-way before the bond-break takes hold and traps me in a form. I plan on returning to my butterfly form, its immortal, and perhaps one day I will find someone willing to set me free so I can return to my home.”
Raindrop doesn’t know what to say.
He leaves her alone for the rest of the day, preoccupied instead by cleaning the house both inside and out.
He’s so preoccupied in his own thoughts that he doesn’t even hear the vampire coming up behind him until she speaks.
He spins around to face her, realizing for the first time how quickly dusk falls in Meadow Glenn. “Who are you?”
She smiles, familiar eyes glinting dangerously. “Look closer... I’m sure you’ll remember soon.”
A second later it clicks. “You’re... you’re Adalyn’s sister.”
The vampire smiles. “Correct. Quetzal Sperie... your daughter’s aunt. I’m here for the child. And I plan to kill whomever gets in my way.”
Four faces flash in front of his eyes. Its still early, even Clark is still up. Sky would be in the nursery with Catherine now, giving the little girl her first feeding of the night. If he let Quetzal pass, who knows who she’ll hurt.
“You’re not touching my family, bitch.”
“Then I guess I’ll just start with you.”
She does what everyone’s wanted to do to Raindrop for a LONG time.
And then takes it a step further.
Sky hears the commotion and rushes outside. Raindrop yells for to get inside the house but for the first time she doesn’t listen, and the last thing he sees is her face with a very satisfied smirk.