-Bellum, Clarence Necargie's Mansion-
Diana had been called here today by her old family friend Clarence Necargie because he had some important news that he wanted to share with her. He claimed that some confidential "sources" had told him that Mr. Gorman was making moves in the shadows and hiring the services of some contract killers to eliminate Diana. Diana was ushered into Mr. Necargie's presence by Madeleine, the young woman who she had recently rescued from the Haunted Guild.
"Welcome, Miss Winchester. I appreciate everything you did for me a few days ago, but the pleasantries will have to wait. My uncle would like to speak to you about a grave matter." Madeleine greeted Diana. Diana wiped off her navy blue dress shoes at the door and was guided by the brunette into Mr. Necargie's dining room, where the impeccably dressed older man was seated at the head of the table with a glass of champagne at his right hand. The table had been set for three, which must have meant that Madeleine would be joining them for the discussion.
"Welcome, my dear. Please, have a seat. We have much to discuss." Clarence said to Diana, who took a seat at the opposite end of the table. Madeleine closed the doors and drew the curtains, then sat to the left of her uncle. Once the participants were seated the discussion of the "grave matter" began.
"Some confidential sources have told me that Mr. Gorman has learned that you're still alive. As you remember, he's the one who had your family killed over four years ago. He thought that he had gotten all of you, but now that he's learned that you're still alive he's going to finish what he started." Clarence warned Diana of Mr. Gorman's intention to complete the extermination of the Winchester family.
"Do you have any specifics that you can tell me about without endangering your sources?" Diana asked her host. Clarence closed his eyes for a moment and took a sip from his glass of champagne, then spoke to her again.
"I can say this much. Mr. Gorman's been spending a lot of money on something. My sources don't know what exactly that something is, but I suspect that it's the services of contract killers from a group called The Shadow Collective. They're very expensive but also very good at what they do." Clarence informed her. Diana was not very surprised to hear that. Mr. Gorman had plenty of money to throw around and would spend as much as it took to destroy the Winchester family once and for all. If the information her host had obtained was accurate, Mr. Gorman was spending a lot of money to hire a shadowy dream team of contract killers to remove his problem for him.
"What will you and Madeleine do if Mr. Gorman decides that you are next for elimination?" Diana asked Clarence. Clarence gave a smile full of confidence.
"He won't move against us. He wants you dead more than he wants us dead. Mr. Gorman may be a conniving snake who has a lot of money and charm, but he's got a weakness. A big one." Clarence replied to Diana with confidence. Diana was interested in what he would say next. He knew much more about Mr. Gorman that she did and the blonde hoped to learn how she could defeat the enemy before the banking magnate could finish the job he started over four years ago and kill her.
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[Total Word Count: 600/1,500]