As we last left off Tallylu, she and Horton had just came to the castle and were making their way up to the doors, as that was happening, somewhere inside the castle Courtney was lecturing on to Sokka about the events that happened before, while Noah just stood there and tried to read his book, as if he didn't care.
"Couldn't keep quiet could we? Just had to invite him to stay!" Courtney paced, or hopped, around Sokka, as he sat down "I could give you a list of all the stupidest things you've ever done Sokka!" Courtney kept lecturing on and on "I rather hear an earful from my sister" Sokka rolled his eyes "Courtney, have it occurred to you that Sokka was just trying to be hospitable?" Noah replied, still having his attention to his book.
"And had it occurred to you that you're not lecturing him?" Courtney hopped over to the raven, Noah lifted his head up and had a board look on his face "Why should I?" "You are the Second Head of the House, I think you should be more responsible than perching around reading your books!" Courtney then hopped away, Sokka then leaned over to Noah "No wonder Duncan cheated on her with Gwen" he mumbled in a whisper to Noah "What did you say!?" Courtney whipped her head around and gave them a glare "Nothing" both Sokka and Noah replied and acted like nothing happened.
Meanwhile back with Tallylu and Horton, Tallylu had just opened the doors and both she and Horton walked in "Hello? Is anyone here?" Tallylu called out, she didn't hear any reply "Tallylu I think we should split up, I mean you father could be anywhere in this place?" Horton told her, Tallylu smiled and patted his trunk "Good idea Horton, look you helped me to get here, I'll look for him inside, you can try to check around here as well" she told him as she pointed in directions "If not, try to check the outsides, like the gardens or stables, he might take shelter there, I hope" Tallylu added, then began to walk in a direction "You sure you can manage?" Horton said to her "Hey, if I'm not back to get you, try to search for me" Tallylu chuckled a bit and walked up the stairs.
Once Horton agreed with the plan, he began to search on his own as well, once Tallylu was up the stairs, she checked everyone, calling out for her father "Hello! Dad? Dad, are you here?" she kept calling out to him, hoping to find him in a castle as big as this.
As that was happening, somewhere in the castle, possible in the kitchen area, Alice and Sunset were helping was the dishes as Taiku was rambling on "He shouldn't have done that!" Taiku mumbled as he paced around "Taiky, don't blame him" Alice turned to the dragon "Still, we had our very first guest in a long time, and what does he do? He sends him to the tower!" Taiku still paced around again "He was just upset" Sunset said, as she used her unicorn magic to stack the dishes away "He's always upset, and stubborn!" Taiku then stopped in his place and sat down for a second, Alice then walked over to him "I'm just worried about him is all" Taiku sighed and looked at Alice as she placed her hand on his shoulder.
Gru and Lucy were there in the kitchen as well, but they were busy setting up a bath for their daughters, and right on cue, Margo, Edith and Agnes came running to them "You guys are not gonna believe what we say!" Edith arrived first, then Margo second and Agnes third "We saw a girl in the castle!" Agnes added and jumped around "Edith, what did we tell you about making wild stories to your sister?" Lucy looked sternly at the pink kitten "No no Lucy, it's true, we all saw a girl" Margo tried to tell her "Not another word girls, time for you bath" Gru told them, but before they could try to convince them, Gru used his unicorn magic to lift the kittens up and placed them in the bath.
"You guys aren't gonna believe what Suki and I saw!" TK said as he flew into the kitchen with Suki following him, then everyone in the kitchen turn their attention to them "We both saw a girl in the castle!" Suki announced what she and TK saw "A girl!" "A girl!" both Alice and Taiku gasped and turned to eachother "A girl!?" Gru, Lucy and Sunset gasped, then Agnes popped her head out of the bath "See, we told ya" Agnes chuckled at the grown ups expressions.
Back with Courtney, Sokka and Noah, Courtney just stood there and thumped her foot "I still can't believe you can be irresponsible!" "Listen Courtney, I know I should have plan things through, but that Who man was our only guest" Sokka tried to get through to the hare "Plus you have to think what's going on with all of us" Sokka told her, which Courtney calmed down a bit "Listen, I heard from Aang that everyone around here is loosing their humanity" Sokka began to tell her "Yeah, I heard the exact same from Bridgette, everyone is beginning to act more and more like animals" Courtney was all calm now, and decided to change the subject.
The three animals were silent as they began to talk about the rumors, they heard that most of them around have began to act more like animals than their original selves.
"But still if he doesn't break the spell, we'll all become real animals for sure" Courtney hopped over to the Noah and Sokka "We definitely need a miracle" Sokka said out loud "Hate to burst your bubble, but it's not like a miracle could walk by here any second" Noah said a bit cynically, as he turned the page of the book with his beak.
"Dad?" Sokka, Noah and Courtney heard a voice and froze up for a second, they turned their attention to the hallway, where they spotted Tallylu walked pass by "Until now" Noah couldn't believe it "Did you see that?" Sokka turned to Courtney, and headed for the doorway.
The three animals placed themselves at the door way and looked over, they were sure enough they weren't imagining it, they all saw Tallylu walking by.
"It's a girl!" Sokka exclaimed as he watched her walking down the hall "I'm not blind, I know it's a girl" Courtney crossed her arms "If you two look closely, it's a Who girl" Noah told them as he stood beside Courtney "She's the one!" both Courtney and Noah turned to Sokka, and saw the expression on his face "Don't you two get it, she's the one, the girls we've been waiting for!" Sokka explain to them and began to sat up "She's come to break the spell!" he then began to follow behind "Wait a minute, Sokka!" Courtney tried to stopped him "Come on, let's go!" Noah, rolled his eyes and flew over and perched on Sokka's back, Courtney just groaned and hopped allow behind Sokka.
The three animals kept their paces behind Tallylu, as she was still searching around the castle "Dad?" she called out again, Sokka, Courtney and Noah then stopped near the door, Sokka knew somehow it was the right door and managed to open it, and all went inside "Dad?" Tallylu turned around and saw the door was open.
Tallylu walked over to the door, and opened it more, there she saw a spiral stair way leading towards somewhere, then she began to hear something that sounded like panting "Hello, is someone here?" she called out but didn't hear an answer "Wait, I'm looking for my father!" Tallylu then ran over and followed the sound up the stairway, Courtney and Noah had hid themselves behind the door and began to watch Tallylu making her way up "What is he doing!?" Courtney whispered to Noah, who just shrugged.
Tallylu kept following the sound up the stairs, and once she got up to the place, she looked around and noticed she must have been in the tower, however she didn't see any life form around the room "That's funny? I'm sure there was someone here" she said to herself and looked around the area again, what she didn't know was Sokka was behind the pillar and watched her.
"Is anyone here?" she called out, until she heard a familiar voice coming from the tower's dungeon "Tallylu?" the voice answered "Dad!" Tallylu ran to the door, she grabbed the torch and bent down to see her Dad, there he stuck his hand out to hers and held it tightly.
"How did you find me?" Ned asked her, and shivered a bit "You hands are cold as ice" Tallylu felt the cold hands of her father, as he cough in the other, Tallylu knew that her father must have gotten a cold in that cold dungeon "I have to get you out of here somehow" Tallylu looked at the door, trying to think of a way.
But Ned knew his daughter shouldn't have come "Tallylu, I want you to leave this place!" he ordered her to go "Who's done this to you?" Tallylu wasn't gonna leave until she knew who is behind all this "No time to explain!" Ned still held onto his daughter's hand tightly and turned to look straight in her eyes "You must go, now!" he kept ordering her to leave "I won't leave you!" Tallylu nodded, still determined to stay be his side.
That was until she felt something grabbing onto her shoulder "What are you doing here!?" a voice boomed, as it pulled her away from her father "Run Tallylu!" Ned screamed at his daughter, however Tallylu stayed in her place, the torch she held was now put out by the puddle, she looked around and saw nothing but darkness, besides the light shining down from the ceiling.
"Who's there? Who are you?" Tallylu called out to however was in the room with her, she looked around until she spotted a shadow in the darkness, the only thing she saw were his cold blue eyes, it was the WereGarurumon.
"The master of this castle" he replied to her with a growl in his voice and moved int the darkness more "I've come for my father! Please let him out!" Tallylu looked over to were the shadow moved to "Can't you see he's sick?" "Then he shouldn't have trespassed here!" The WereGarurumon yelled from the shadows "But he could die! Please I'll do anything!" Tallylu began to beg for something "There's nothing you can do, he's my prisoner!" the WereGarurumon moved away and was about to exit.
"There must be something I could...." Tallylu had to think of something, until she thought of one solution "Wait!" she stopped him, the shadow looked back at her, Tallylu took a deep breath and stepped into the light "Take me instead!" she insisted on her request "You!? You would...take his place?" the WereGarurumon turned a bit, thinking of her request.
Ned however wasn't going to allow this "Tallylu no! You don't know what you're doing!" Ned tried to warn her, trying so hard to change her decision, but Tallylu already decided "If I did, would you let him go?" Tallylu spoke to the shadow "Yes, but...you must promise to stay here forever" the WereGarurumon added to the deal, Tallylu however looked down and up at the shadow "Come into the light, I want to see who I'm dealing with?" she asked him to step forward before she could make the deal.
Slowly the shadow figure stepped into the light, Tallylu's eyes widen as each step the shadow form became clear in the light, the last thing that came into the light was the head, the WereGarurumon looked down at her, Tallylu stood back and gasped, what she was making a deal with was a Digimon, a WereGarurumon!
Tallylu then turned back to her father "No Tallylu! I won't let you do this!" Ned held her arms, Tallylu however looked back and walked over into the light, she stood in front of the WereGarurumon "You have my word" she made her decision "Done!" the WereGarurumon ran passed her and opened the dungeon door.
Tallylu then sank to her knees, thinking over to what she'd done, Ned then ran to his daughter's side and took her shoulders to look at him "Tallylu you don't have to do this! I'm old I've lived my life!" Ned tried to convinced her to change her decision, but then the WereGarurumon walked by and grabbed Ned by the collar, dragging him away "Wait!" Tallylu watched what happen in front of her "Tallylu!" Ned tried to reach his daughter but couldn't "Wait!" Tallylu tried to stopped, but she was too petrified to move from the ground.
The WereGarurumon dragged Ned outside of the castle, to a carriage with a horses pulling it, once the horses saw the WereGarurumon they stood at attention "Please spare my daughter! Please!" Ned begged at the wolf Digimon to reconsider "She is no longer your concern!" the WereGarurumon then pushed Ned into the carriage, then turned to the horses "Take him to the village" he ordered them where to go.
The horses neighed and began their way as their master order "Let me out! Please let me out! Please!" Ned tried to get out of the carriage, but it was too late, the carriage have already took off, and there wasn't anything Ned could do for his daughter now.
Up in the tower, Tallylu had just watched the horses and carriage took off with her father inside, she then began to cry in her arms after she saw what had happen.
As the WereGarurumon walked back up to the tower he then heard someone "Um, Matt?" "What?" he turned down to see Sokka sitting next to him "I know it's not my business" Sokka began to go on with his suggestion "Since the girl is gonna be staying here with us, I was thinking it would be nice to give her a well...more comfortable room?" Sokka finished and looked up, the WereGarurumon then growled at him and left, leaving Sokka sitting there a bit frighten "Than again, maybe not" Sokka said with a little fright.
The WereGarurumon then walked in and found Tallylu on the ground crying "You didn't even let me say goodbye! I'll never see him again!" Tallylu cried more in her hands "I didn't get to say goodbye!" the WereGarurumon looked at her, he felt a bit guilt he did that, but decided on one thing "I'll show you to your room" he told her and walked over to the door "My room? But I thought...?" Tallylu looked up and saw the wolf Digimon waiting for her "What, you want to stay in the tower?" he looked at her "No" "Then follow me!" he left the room, waiting for her, Tallylu got up and began to follow him.
The WereGarurumon then began to show Tallylu to her new room, with him Sokka was by his side, Tallylu in the back a few feet away from him, as they continue down the hallway of the castle, Tallylu looked around, seeing the statures of demons and dragons, they had this dark a scary look that made it a bit creepy and scary, Tallylu stopped, looked around and gasped as she returned to follow behind the WereGarurumon.
The WereGarurumon looked behind him and saw she was shedding a few tears, Sokka walked beside him and watched him looking back at Tallylu "Say something to her" he whispered to him to talk to her, the WereGarurumon then turned back to Tallylu "I...I hope you like it here" he said to her a bit calmer in his voice tone, Sokka looked up at him and gestured him to keep going.
"The castle is your home now, so you can go anywhere you want" the WereGarurumon told her "Except the West Wing" he added to where not to go "What's in the West-" before Tallylu could ask the WereGarurumon stopped her "It's forbidden!" he growled, both stopped for a few moments until they continued on.
They soon stopped at a room, the WereGarurumon opened it and allowed Tallylu to enter her new room "If you need anything, my friends and servants will attend you" he explained that if she needed anything "They already attended your elephant friend to the stables" he added, which Tallylu looked away as she forget about Horton.
Sokka then nudged the wolf Digimon, which he turned around and bent down to his height on the ground "Dinner, invite her to dinner" Sokka whispered to him again, instructing him what to do until then.
The WereGarurumon sighed a bit and turned back to Tallylu "You will join me for dinner, that's not a request!" he growled at her, excepting for her to show for dinner, then slammed the door, Tallylu turned to the door, but turned back and finally ran to the bed.
There she began to cry her eyes out more, thinking what she had done, all this to save her father, and now she was being held captive in a castle with a WereGarurumon, all she knew that she had lost everything, her father, her freedom, everything.
As she cried on her bed, outside the weather had finally changed and began to snow outside, snowing hard as it fallen down from the sky. To Be Continued...