Maternal Instincts
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Gabrielle: "Ephiny! I can't believe this ... Xenan? ... Why didn't you send word you were coming?"
Ephiny: "And spoil the surprise? Besides, as a Centaur prince, this treaty is important for Xenan."

Ephiny: "Gabrielle, what is it? What's wrong?"

Ever heard of GTE?
Callisto: "It's pathetic."
Unfortunate Man: "All the tokens are on fire! What do you think you're doing?!"
Callisto: "Just sending a message to an old friend."

Gabrielle: "I can't believe it's only been a couple of months. Feels like a lifetime since Xena and I were in Britannia."
Ephiny: "Word was Xena helped Boadicea defeat Caesar."
Gabrielle: "That's true. While we were there, I got into a very bad situation."
Ephiny: "What do you mean? What happened?"
Gabrielle: "I had a child, and she ... she died. I named her Hope. That's what she was, my hope that despite everything that had happened, this child was worth it all."
Ephiny: "You can't blame yourself for her death. Only the Fates know why sleep steals a child's life ... I'm so sorry."

Kaleipus: "Cut those men down Now! ... I want the group responsible for this."
Xena: "It wasn't a group. Look, there's no footprints. Nothing's been disturbed."
Kaleipus: "Could be a god, Ares maybe, angry over the treaty."
Xena: "No, it's not his style. There's only one who would relish something like this. But unless the impossible has happened, she's trapped for good."

Gabrielle: "This wolf -- it's by Senticles, isn't it?"
Ephiny: "Uh-huh."
Gabrielle: "Xena gave me a wooden lamb last Winter's Solstice. I gave it to Hope."

Gabrielle: "Whoever you are, I know you're there, so come out ... Now! ... I'm sorry. I'm not going to hurt you. What's your name?"
Young Girl: "Fayla. Are you Xena, the Warrior Princess?"
Gabrielle: "No, I'm not Xena. I'm Gabrielle. Xena's a friend of mine. Maybe I can help you."
Young Girl: "It has to be Xena. The monster-lady made me promise."
Gabrielle: "Monster-lady?"
Young Girl: "She said she'd hurt me if I told anyone else, and she can, she's a god."
Gabrielle: "Fayla, this monster-lady ... did she tell you her name?"

Xena: "Callisto! I sensed it earlier, but how could she escape? ... This message she told you to give me -- what is it?"
Young Girl: "She told me to tell you that she knows your little secret and she's going to take it to the grave."

So much for that secret
Xena: "Callisto knows about Solan."
Gabrielle: "But how?"
Xena: "Whoever freed her must have told her, but who that is or how they know ..."
Kaleipus: "... doesn't matter. Bottom line is protecting Solan."

Xena: "How about hiding Solan in the Ixion caves?"
Kaleipus: "Should be safe there."
Gabrielle: "Maybe we should take Fayla there, too. How about it, Fay..."

Hair like that, she definately favors her father's side of the family
Callisto: "Tell me again how Xena looked when you told her that I would take her precious little secret to the grave."
Young Girl: "Like she'd been stabbed through the heart with her own sword."
Callisto: "And that's exactly how she'll feel when Solan dies ... stabbed ... stabbed through the heart ... pierced to the soul, but such exquisite pain ... oh, I wish I could have seen it."

Young Girl: "You'll get your chance. Why do you think I freed you?"
Callisto: "To make her suffer."
Young Girl: "To make her stop. My father's kingdom is at hand. The Age of Darkness when Dahak will snuff out the people Xena loves till he's crushed her very soul. And as she goes, so goes the world." -- Hope obviously doesn't take much after her mother's side of the family.

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