"Daddy!" Blessing screamed from upstairs. "Mommy's in a fight!"
Evan whipped around. "Hert?"
"We didn't schedule anything, Master."
He took the steps three at a time. "What's going on?"
"Mommy's in a fight," Maria repeated calmly.
Picking up Maria so he could claim a spot on the couch, Evan watched as Zephyr Girl whipped around a giant lizard thing, the unholy offspring of Barney the dinosaur and Godzilla. Zephyr Girl darted in, pulling a trip wire past the reptilian legs and dodging a heavy fist.
His heart skipped a beat. Right after Election Day, he was finishing the body armor he'd planned for her. It hadn't seemed necessary when she was a stay-at-home-mom, just kinky in a fun way.
A heavy green claw swiped downward, and Zephyr Girl didn't move fast enough. She bounced off a building, her neck snapping back.
"Mom!" Delila rushed to the TV screen. Tiny fingers fanned over the live image of Zephyr Girl plummeting toward the ground.
"Move back!" Angela ordered, pulling on her sister's shirt. "Let me see Mommy."
"Move, Tabby. Move, baby," Evan whispered. He hugged Maria tighter. The TV needed to be off. Now. The girls shouldn't watch their mom die. He shouldn't watch his wife die. Anger burned through the fear. Whoever created that abomination was going to pay.