Dante Gregorium decided that he needed more information about Harry and Elena before working for them, despite not having been hired yet. He ran into Cheri, then began to pick the lock on Elena’s office door, despite Cheri’s warnings that might end poorly. Elena, having received a text from Cheri about what Dante was doing, came outside from the inner office of Lynn Security, packing heat.
James, Elena’s bodyguard, heard the commotion from the stairwell and entered into the fray, gun out and aimed at Dante. Dante claimed neither Elena nor James had the guts to shoot, so James fired, shooting him in the knee and telling him that he better not make any mention of once being a warrior, or he’d shoot his eye out next. Dante’s reaction was to tell them to do it. Cheri didn’t need to be told twice, smelling the blood from the wound and launching herself at the man, going for an artery.
James shut Elena and himself into Elena’s most inner office, and made sure Harry was informed of what transpired. When Cheri texted Elena that it was over, Elena insisted on coming out with James, seeing the blood spatter stains everywhere– on the walls, on the floor. But by the time Elena emerged, both Seraph had shown up as well as Harry. Elena rushed to Harry’s side, his own bodyguard, Lee, with him. As they took in the bloody scene, Harry and Seraph finally were introduced, just in time for Dante (who claimed he would make a deal with the devil and rise again) to come back to life, breathing fire.
Seraph’s second nature, the darkness, seeped out around him in smoky black tendrils, and harsh words were exchanged. Neither Cheri nor Elena wanted Dante left alive, but Harry was uncertain. If he died and came back, what was the point of killing him? Dante thanked Seraph for his lenience and had at one point retracted his desire to work with Elena, stating instead he’d rather work for Harry, and claimed he would do something to prove that he was serious. What he will do remains to be seen.