The Bonds of Family
His arm went up, held straight out, before he could reason himself out of it. He stared ahead as Griffon whooped and landed on it. “We got a deal, then?”
“A king needs a jester for his court, Griffon.”
“A what now? Hey! Did ya just call me a clown?” Griffon ruffled his feathers, electricity crackling in them.
Vergil has been restored, leaving Griffon and co. without a host. But the demon bird rather loves living, and seeks a new contract for their demonic trio.
Inspired by the lore in the V manga! I couldn't help wonder what would've happened if Griffon had instead forged a second contract and stuck around. It does refer to the manga quite a bit, and I also went all out on the "alternate ending" thing, so expect a good amount of canon divergence. :)
- Part 1 of The Bonds of Family
While exploring a demon shrine, Vergil finds comfort from a bad day in Shadow, and rediscovers the pleasure of thunderstorms with Griffon.
- Part 2 of The Bonds of Family