Azran Legacy AU with the Gressenheller Gang (P2)
The students return to Kodh hospital with Aurora and they bring Dr. Schrader up to speed on everything they’ve learned. Schrader is gutted that he didn’t enter the ruins himself, but nonetheless, he’s eager to start searching for the other Azran eggs! The gang returned to London, leaving Paul in Kodh hospital. (Clark and Claire wanted to press charges but Schrader couldn’t be bothered waiting for Paul to wake up.)
Back in London, Schrader has to beg Dean Delmona to extend his sabbatical. Claire introduces Aurora to all of the labs and technology at Gressenheller. They run into Dimitri Allen while they’re there. He and Claire give Aurora an impromptu science lesson.
They are interrupted by Clark dragging Aurora to the library.
(“Clark— come back with my student!” Claire shouts. “I was teaching her about electricity!”
“Later! It’s more important that Aurora learns how to read—“
“You are NOT going to turn her into a Tolkienite…!”)
Aurora starts to learn how to read English. Brenda thinks it would be nice for her to learn other languages to. They get some language phrase books for the places they will be visiting.
Meanwhile, Hershel helps Dr. Schrader with some packing in his office. (Because Schrader is awful at packing supplies.) Hershel is still concerned about Scharder’s wellbeing, after he was drugged and put in hospital. Schrader admits that he’s disconcerted Paul— his former student— would threaten them as he did. Hershel suggests that Dr. Schrader could stay behind to recover while he and his friends go searching for the Azran eggs. But Schrader says he wouldn’t miss this adventure for the world. Also, he reminds Hershel that they can call him ‘Andrew’ outside of university.
Once everyone has reunited, Brenda suggests tthey should get Aurora some new clothes in case Paul comes after them again. (Any excuse to get new clothes!) Cue the adorable shopping scene in Kensington. Brenda dresses Aurora in a range of wacky outfits that stand out even more than her Azran robes. With Claire’s input, they eventually settle on a more low-key disguise with a white sun hat for Aurora.
No one wants to fly in a plane after their last experience, so they hire an airship with a trusted pilot. (I’m trying to think of a character that would be cool to use here!)
Layton’s parents come to see him off at the London Aerodrome, same as Brenda’s dads. Clark’s butler, Doland, comes with best wishes from his family. Dimitri and Bill come to see Claire off. (Bill asks why
Claire didn’t invite her family, but Claire just brushes him off.)
The only one without any well-wishers is Dr. Schrader. Aurora asks him where his family is and Schrader explains, somewhat sadly, that he’s the last person in his family line. Aurora expresses some sympathy for him, (apparently) being the only survivor of her civilisation. Schrader assures her that she will always be welcome at Gressenheller. Aurora smiles and assures him that his family line will not end with him. (Foreshadowing for the Gressenheller gang all sacrificing themselves at the sanctuary, ha…)
Everyone says goodbye to their families and they board the airship.
Brenda feels horribly sick as the airship takes off. Surely that’s nothing to worry about…
First stop is Phong Gi!