The Way Of The Wind Essay

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." Jeff followed him without question. As he trailed behind the emotionless assistant, he finally noticed his stone hand. At first he was surprised and was opening his mouth to ask about it, when he thought better. Whatever had happened, he really didn't want to know. His life was becoming weird enough as is. Besides, around here a stone hand was probably pretty normal."Mr. And Mrs. Xanatos are in the dinning hall." Owen said, opening the door and moving aside so he could enter.Jeff entered the large hall and was amazed once again. The room was massive, with incredible crystal chandeliers decorating the roof far above. A long wooden table, large enough to seat a small army, ran the length of the room. At the far end, Mr. And Mrs. Xanatos sat in their chairs, enjoying their dinner. David noticed him and motioned him forward."Come Mr. Galvano. We were just beginning dinner." Jeff walked to the end of the table, acutely aware of his jeans and shirt. He sat down gently in a chair that looked more like it belonged in a museum or an art collection rather than at a dinner table."Mr. Galvano, I'd like to introduce you to my wife, Fox" Jeff turned and stared at the woman in front of him. She was extremely beautiful with an odd tattoo over one eye. He recalled hearing that she was on a TV show at one point, but he had never seen it, not being really interested in that sort of ninja show."Hello." Jeff said to Fox. "And please, call be Jeff. When people call be Mr. Galvano I feel like I'm in trouble for something." Both David and Fox laughed at this. "Well, we don't want that, now do we Jeff" Mr. Xanatos replied."I heard you had a little run in with Demona." Fox stated."Yes, I have had the displeasure of meeting her, or at least one of her experiments." "Ah yes, that vial of virus." Mr. Xanatos said frowning. "Well, the good doctor tells me he could find nothing dangerous about it, so I guess your in the clear." "Yeah, I guess so." But for some reason, Jeff wasn't feeling so sure.The rest of dinner went along nicely. David and Fox kept up a running conversation about insignificant little things, family, friends, movies, the weather. Jeff began to feel more and more awkward, not being a very social person himself. He found himself trying to remember which spoon to use during which course of the meal, which was, of course, of the highest quality.Halfway through dinner, Fox excused herself to see to young Alex.Jeff was left alone with Mr. Xanatos, who continued eating unconcernedly."So Jeff, what do you think of the gargoyles? He asked."They're amazing. Simply amazing. But then again, so are you.You own one of the largest corporations on earth, have a Scottish castle on top of you building, live with a clan of gargoyles, and have some of the most advanced scientific equipment I have ever seen. That's quite a list of accomplishments." "Yes, that's true, but I consider my greatest achievement marrying Fox. Marrying her and having little Alexander are two of the...

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