One year later Truly it was hard to quite believe that the two lovebirds were finally getting wed, but alas after all that occured it was finally time an all Alistair could do was give them his blessing. It would be quite interesting to be able to see everybody all together, but for Alistair it wasn't really anything truly special. He couldn't say he built the closest of bonds with the group as he had basically joined them during the last two day of their mission, but he could say he was pretty close to the two that were getting married. Samuel was his angelic brother, and like all sibling the two fought...and fought...and fought. It helped them get their violent tendencies in check, but lets be honest and say it held some pleasure for them. Their bouts were far too common so the brotherhood was just something that formed over time. Alistair thought of visiting the gorrila as he tried to put on a suit, but he truly did not wish to enrage the groom on such a day. If it was to be about pleasant discussion then it was only fitting to visit the bride. Raising up the cane he held, he gently tapped on the door that led to Hana's room "Knock knock! Permission to enter?" Alistair said cheerfully. With the knock at the door, Hana turned away from the mirror and smoothed out the lace sleeves on her dress. She recognized the voice immediately and nodded her head at Iris. "Could you get that please?" she asked before turning back to the mirror. A curly red lock of hair fell out of place and she ran her fingers over it, twisting it back into place. "Mom, why are you so nervous?" She turned to the boy sitting on the floor at her feet and smiled wearily. "I've never been married before -- not here, not there." Hana glanced up at the ceiling before her blue eyes fell back on the mirror. Through the reflection of the glass, she could see the door open and a familiar man walk in. "If Alistair is here, that means Caius and Cal are here now too. You should go find your friends before we get started." Reuben gave her a sour glance before getting to his feet and walking over to Anna, holding out a hand. "Come on Anna." "And check on your father!" she called as they walked out the door. Hana collapsed into the large chair behind her and sighed heavily. She lifted her gaze to meet Iris and Alistair and smiled warily. "Is it always this nerve - wracking?" The eyepatched arisocrat could only chuckle as he removed the fedora resting on his head and walked deeper into the room to greet the bride. "Its to be expected, after all you are making quite the big leap in your life...and it is with the big gorilla after all" Alistair said closing his eye with a smile "But even so when you truly think about it there really is nothing to be nervous about...today is a day for you to enjoy and fretting over nothing is such a waste" Alistair said. She rose to her feet and pulled Alistair in for a quick hug, giving the man a kiss on the cheek before stepping away. "That doesn't make it any less terrifying when you're as old as I am, but enough about that I suppose." Hana gave him a smile. "It's good to see you could make it. Any luck finding Cal's sister?" With an exasperated look Alistair scratched the back of his head keeping his eye closed "that girl is a slippery one...but even so I feel she'll be able to take care of her self" Alistair said shrugging his shoulders with a sigh "I mean the girl has a home and all...but in the end its up to her to accept that home" Alistair said "The reverse was true when Henrik and I got married." Iris smiled faintly and looked down at the ring on her finger. "I practically forced him to go out with me after we first met. I thought I'd have to be the one to propose." She shook her head. "In the end all those feelings of anxiety just melt away." Iris spoke softly as she watched Reuben head out with Anna. Although she lamented Henrik's absense, she knew he would have been happy to see Anna adjusting to normal life. "It's just rather disconcerting knowing she's out there doing who - know's - what and no one can manage to locate her. It's been hard enough getting everything to quiet down without her help." They still had a lot of work cut out for them. Even with the war over, there was a great deal that needed fixing and rogue demons about. This life cycle didn't look like it would have much down time. They had to pretty much drop everything the way it was, in order to get around to the wedding. She glimpsed herself in the mirror and sighed. "I still can't believe it's here. We must have changed the date nearly one hundred times. There's just so much to do..." Thinking about Mali was something that was always unpleasant for Alistair. The girl was truly the daughter of Temeluchas and who know what stupid traits the girl had learned from his deceased mistress. It truly must have worried Cal, but she was a strong one and Alistair was glad for this. Dealing with demons was all he could do for the world now. He did not wish to think about such unpleasant thoughts on such a day and event so he merely returned his thoughts to the people he considered his family. He walked up behind Hana and placed both hands on her shoulders and grinned happily "Don't you worry your red little head. I told you that this is a day for you to enjoy. I'll take care of all the annoying stuff so just relax" Alistair said. Her right eyebrow went up skeptically as she stared at him in the mirror. "That's comforting." Hana pressed her lips together, feeling an overwhelming sense of dread in her bones. "If you really want to help, you can make sure no one loses a limb before the day is over. This is the first time many of us have gathered together in quite awhile. I'll be more surprised if I wake up tomorrow and everyone is still in one piece and alive." Alistair's eye softened and his grip on her shoulders a bit tighter in order to reassure her. They had all struggled so hard so it was no surprise that she would be feeling like this "Alright, lemme tell you one thing, nobody is getting hurt in the slightest..I promise you this alright? I'll make sure to keep this promise" Alistair said softly with a smile Hana let the muscles in her shoulders relax and nodded once to show she had faith in him. She rested a hand on his, lifting it away from her shoulder. "You best get to it then. There's no telling what everyone might be up to by now." She smiled. Alistair smiled as he brought his hand to his chest and gave her a small bow "Understood sis" Alistair said raising himself up to a proper posture and placed his fedora back upon his head. With that Alistair turned and walked out, raising a hand in farewell as he walked out.