14 years later
! Daddy said I could go!” Jessie whined. Her brothers snickered in the background.
“And your mother said no. You know how this works. It’s majority rules and two out of three aren’t in favor. No Cleveland for you,” Chris said, arms crossed.
“But Dad! All the good demons are in Cleveland. Only the stupid ones come to England anymore,” she protested.
“If it makes you feel better, you’re brothers don’t get to go, either,” Xander said.
“But Daddy!” Trick whined.
Xav snorted. “I told you we weren’t going. Mom said no, so one of them has to say no, too.”
Xander grinned as Trick looked confounded. “One of these days, you’ll understand that women make the world go ‘round.”
Chris coughed to hide his laughter.
“And you can trust your Daddy on that,” Faith said fondly as she walked in and looped her arm around his neck.
“And it’s all Ethan Rayne’s fault,” Xander muttered.
“What does Grandpa Ethan have to do with anything?” Trick looked confused.
“Grammy Joyce and Grandfather Giles always look funny when he says something about women,” Xavier said. There was a story there, all three of the kids knew but so far, they hadn’t gotten anybody to spill.
Xander looked over at the other two and, when they nodded, said, “Okay. As a consolation prize for not going to Cleveland, we’ll tell you about how it’s all Grandpa Ethan’s fault that you even exist. You see, it all started with this ugly little statue…”Quote: Treat every woman like a queen and every queen like a woman.
-Leonid S. Sukhorukov, All About Everything