There was little more him to say now that all the cards were on the table. He watched Elektra as she moved to look through the dossiers he’d made up. These people were her relatives, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. None of them were the sort of people who would accept who he was, though, Elektra they would accept. The girls they would accept. The dossiers, if nothing else, opened the door for them to have a wider family, well on the Devereaux side of things. The Bellerose should be actively avoided. Ash had heard all about the wizard who was Elektra’s biological father.
Whilst waiting for her to finish her brief look through, he flicked one hand and sends both cups of coffee floating back towards the sink. He couldn’t stay here, that was something he knew right there and then. She would need time to take everything in and revaluate their entire situation. So, whilst she was looking at the information he’d given her Ash was considering what he should take with him and which location he would go to. He has several locations in the area he could go too when needed, a safe house.
Then Elektra spoke again.
“I don’t know what she currently knows. I haven’t had dealings with her in years, thankfully.” the thankfully was added as more of an afterthought “This girl is in Australia. She went to Tallygarunga, a Sturt. It’s all in there, last known address and the one for her art studio.” he sighed and run a hand through his hair before speaking again “If Estella knows this information, then yes, this girl could be in a considerable amount of danger. But, I would also guess that she’ll be low down on the list of people she is watching.”
This was the point when he felt it was best to remove his self from the situation, well, the home at least. Turning to the desk again, he closed the laptop before picking up a piece of paper and pen. On it he wrote down the address of the place he would be staying.
“I think it’s best if I go for a few days and give you time to decide what you want to do with the information and our arrangement. I’ll let the IWP where I am but won’t disclose any other information.” he said, putting the address on top of the pile of dossiers “That’s where I’ll be. I have placed extensive protection spells around this house. I’ll come back in two days to renew them, I’ll try and come when you aren’t here.”
He paused for a moment, one hand resting on the address he’d placed down looking at it for a few seconds taking a deep breath before reconstructing his emotional walls, something he would need over the next couple of months. He then looked towards where his room was and decided that he didn’t need to linger and cause more emotional strain than he already had.
There was only one thing he needed to say before he left.
“Elektra, I understand that my actions or lack thereof around this wasn’t the right thing to do, despite what I believed.” he said, even now trying to dodge around saying the words he really needed to say “It was never my intention to hurt you.” that said, he turned away and picked up his normally discarded wand from the top of the desk and his leather jacket from the back of the computer chair.
“I’m sorry.” he said finally, putting on his jacket as he turned to head towards the front door.