The Eye of the Hurricane Part 3 is the episode of the second season of The Phoenix Defenders.
Acknowledging his strong feelings towards Berna, Aeolus announces his love for her in front of everyone and finally broke up with Katelyn. Once Berna and Sera finally reconcile their relationship, Berna then founds out the sad, disturbing truth behind the reason why Sera is so harsh towards everyone.
Ashley:AEOLUS ROWAN, YOU DID NOT JUST DUMP ME!
Aeolus Rowan:I DID AND YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT! I DON'T LIKE YOU ASHLEY AND I NEVER WILL! SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL DEAL WITH IT!
Ashley:NO! YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO!
Aeolus Rowan:I DUMPED YOU. END OF DISCUSSION!
Ashley:WHAT?! WHY?! WHY WOULD YOU DUMP ME OF ALL PEOPLE!
Aeolus Rowan: BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL, YOU ONLY WANT TO GO OUT WITH ME BECAUSE OF POPULARITY! SECOND OF ALL, AFTER YOU HAD FORCED ME INTO BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, YOU REFUSED TO LET ME GO ANYWHERE! THIRD OF ALL, YOU ALWAYS BRING BERNA DOWN AND FOURTH OF ALL, YOU EVEN DARED TO HUMILIATE MY OWN SISTER IN FRONT OF EVERYONE!
Ashley:SO WHAT? THAT'S NOT A GOOD ENOUGH REASON!
Aeolus Rowan:REALLY?! OK THEN, I ALSO DUMPED YOU BECAUSE I'M IN LOVE WITH BERNA!
Ashley:Katlyn, hand me that coffee.
Katlyn hands Ashley a cup of coffee.
Katlyn:Go right on ahead.
Ashley poured the coffee over Aeolus' head and slapped him in the face before stormed out of the cafeteria with the other cheerleaders who are blindly following her. Silence took over until Lyn cleared her throat and started announcing everyone.
Lyn Manchester: Nothing to see here folks. So carry on with eating, chatting and whatever!
Sera leaned forward and cradled Berna's face in her palms.
I want to. I need to get this off my chest.
I think it's time i told you what happened that bring me to who i am now.
No...Maya, you don't have to.
Pedro Hernandez:Is it a boy?
Nikita Hernandez:No, it's a girl.
Pedro Hernandez:Oh... So, what are we going to do with her?
Nikita Hernandez:It's fine,
Pedro Hernandez:We can get rid of her, it's that simple. Besides, we can always try again.
Nikita Hernandez: Are you sure this is good idea?
Pedro Hernandez:Dear, she will never be of any use to us anyway, so why not give her away?
Nikita Hernandez:I just don't feel this is right.
Pedro Hernandez:It's just your motherly instincts coming into play. Watch, soon enough, you will be just as repulsed as i am.
Pedro Hernandez: As her padres (parents), we should at least bless her with a name before giving her away. This way, we'll be able to pinpoint her whereabouts if she ever get into trouble.
Nikita Hernandez: Alright. I say we give her the name Seraph Nikita Hernandez. What do you say, dear?
Pedro Hernandez: I say it's just fine. Nikita, where did you come up with the name Seraph?
Pedro Hernandez: Seraph... that is such a unique name.
Sera shrieked as she dodged the attack and she then quickly lit the robber's beanie on fire with her mind.
Operator:Hello, what is your emergency?
Sera Hernandez:Four guys broke into my home, the four robbers ran off while one of them was injured.
Operator:Alright, stay where you are, we'll send the police. Where do you live?
Sera Hernandez:Eastside Drive.
Sera hung up and sits down in a chair. Silence filled the room as the others continued to stare at Sera.
Fiona Stark:Seraph... How did you...how did you light that man's mask on fire?
Sera sighed and pulled an old lighter out of her pocket.
Sera Hernandez: Happy now.
Unknown to Sera and her foster family, a younger Lyn was spying on them through a window. She then took out a cell phone and dialed a few numbers.
Younger Lyn Manchester: Bruce,You were right, she is a fire starter.
Bruce Wayne:(on the phone)That's all i need to hear. Now go home before your parents get worried. Tell your mother that i said hello.
Younger Lyn Manchester: Yes sir.
Bruce Wayne:Excuse me, are you Seraph Nikita Hernandez?
Sera Hernandez:What do you want with her?
Bruce Wayne:I wish to talk to her about something.
Sera Hernandez:Just to talk?
Sera Hernandez:Well then, you've come to the right person, I'm Sera.
Bruce Wayne:I was told that you have pyrokinesis.
Steam beginning to curl off Sera's hands as she angrily clenched her fists.
Sera Hernandez:(growled)Why do you ask? Does it scare you or are you just here to take me away for experimenting?
Bruce Wayne:Neither, i work with a group of people that could help you with your powers.
Sera Hernandez:You almost make it sound like a problem but let me tell you something, Wayne. I can control my powers just fine on my own so you can just tell your friends to screw off!
Bruce Wayne:It's not just your powers you have to control, there is also that temper you seem to have.
Sera Hernandez:(yells) I CAN HANDLE MY TEMPER JUST FINE! LIKE I SAID, I DON'T NEED HELP!( red stripes appeared in her hair as her hands bursting into flames and her eyes looks like uncontrollable embers)
Bruce raised an eyebrow.
Bruce Wayne:Give me a call if you change your mind. holding out a small white card with words on it
Sera took a deep breath, making the flames on her hands die out and her normal feature returned. Sera still kept a menacing glare at him as she decided to take the card. Bruce turned away from her, walking into a fancy car and drove off. Sera glanced down at the card, her eyes skimming over it before burning it with her mind.
Sera slowly backed away, watching them for a minute until she feels a burning sensation on her cheeks Sera dashed through the hallway until she crashed through a window with her arms guarding her face.
Seraph, what are you-
Jackson:Hey, you okay?
Sera Hernandez: Leave me alone!
Jackson:I'm sorry! I didn't mean to upset you. Um, here! Have some of this bread...it's fresh out of the oven!
My name is Jackson. What's your name?
Seraph Hernandez.Seraph! But i'm better preferred being called Sera.
Jackson:Seraph. Seraph! I like it! It's a cool name!
Sera:Yeah? You think so?
Jackson:Uh huh! So Sera, can we be friends?
Sera:I'll have to think about it!
Jackson:Aw, that's no fair!
Sera Hernandez: We'll be the best of friends!
Sera Hernandez: So...tell me about yourself?
Jackson:Well, i was a fugitive who had ran away from my parents when they kept making decisions for me. I hated their lifestyles and treatment of me, so i stole as much money as i could, packed what little clothes and food i could carry, and left.(sighed and stood, clutching his brown paper bag to his scrawny chest) I
Fiona: Seraph! Seraph! I'm so glad you're okay! I missed you so much!
Sera closed her eyes and clenched her fists.
Sera Hernandez: I missed you too, Mom.
Jackson:What's up with the attitude? I'm just trying to be nice.
Sera Hernandez:(shouted) I didn't ask for you to be nice!
Aeolus Rowan:So this is Sera, huh? She's not that great in my opinion.
Sera Hernandez: What's you say, punk.
Crispin Martinez: Don't fight anymore, please.
Aeolus Rowan:I don't like her one bit...she's full of crap.
Sera HernandezYeah, but i bet even a girl that is full of crap can kick your sorry white butt!
Aeolus Rowan:Why i ought to-
Jackson:STOP! Aeolus, Sera, stop! Geez, you guys are crazy!
Jackson:You know what, screw it. Just screw it. You two can go off and do whatever you want...just leave me out of it. This was supposed to be a day to relax and that's exactly what i'm gonna do, so leave me alone.
Sera Hernandez: LOOK AT WHAT YOU DID! ME? IT'S YOUR FAULT, YOU MORON!
Aeolus Rowan:MY FAULT? CRISPIN, TELL THIS GIRL THAT IT'S ALL HER FAULT!
Crispin Martinez:Please leave me out of this.
Sera Hernandez:SEE, AT LEAST CRISPIN'S GOT SOME SENSE!
Aeolus Rowan:YOU CAN JUST KILL YOURSELF FOR ALL I CARE! C'MON CRISPIN, WE'RE LEAVING!
Sera touched the boy's fingertips but was unable to grab him. She watched Jackson's face become smaller and smaller as he fell and read his lips before he hit the ground in a sickening loud crunch. Sera fell to her knees with a piercing shriek of horror.
Sera blinked and looked at Berna again.
Sera Hernandez: Huh?
Berna Manchester: I said: Crispin told me that Jackson was hit by a bus.
Sera Hernandez: Why would Crispin tell you that?
Berna Manchester: Because i asked him? I, uh, went around asking some people about you before we became friends. T-to get to know you more, that is!
Sera Hernandez: So you went around Lakewood High, asking our friends about me?
Berna Hernandez: Yes.
Sera Hernandez: And none of what they said turned you away?
Berna Manchester:Well I'm here now, aren't i?
Berna Manchester: Why does Aeolus hate you so much? I still don't understand that part.
Sera sighed and tightened her grip on Julie's hand.
Sera Hernandez: He blames me for Jackson's death... not that i disagree with him.
Berna Manchester:What?! You blame yourself for his death?!
Sera Hernandez: Yeah, if i had been just a little bit faster i could've saved him but instead i just let him die!
Berna Manchester:You're right, but...what's the point in holding back? Why should i push down my feelings for a bunch of what ifs? Maya, i know that right now, in this moment, i want to be with you forever. Can't you just let go of the rock around your heart to love me?
Maya Hernandez: I do love you! It's just...
Berna Manchester: You don't want to be hurt, like you were hurt with Jackson. I understand but unlike Jackson, we have something special, much to intimate. And though Jackson was content to have you as his own sister and close comrade, i want something more. Can you let me be selfish and indulge in my desires? Can you be with me, Sera!
Sera Hernandez: I can but Julie, it won't always be like this! Why can't you understand that two girls loving each other is not-
Berna Manchester: Don't you dare say what i think you're going to say! Hermione and Devanie love each other very much, even if they don't realize it yet, and our love is just as special! Love isn't meant to be understood!
Sera Hernandez: Berna, i want you to know that despite your bravery and stubbornness, the words of others will tear you down. You're not like me... you sometimes care about what others think. Are you sure you want to love me, even with all of the troubles that are sure to follow?
Berna smiled beautifully and kissed Sera passionately.
Berna Manchester:Of course.
Berna Manchester:Hey Sera, what happened to Jackson's stuff and his bed?
Sera Martinez: Why do you care?
Berna Manchester:I just need to know.
Sera Hernandez: I threw out his bed. I burned his stuff and i sold his valuables for a skateboard and some video games.
Berna gasped and sat up. Sera grumbled angrily and turned to her side, facing away from Berna.
Berna Jonas: Sera! How could you even think of-
Sera Hernandez: Here we go...
Sera grabbed the pillow from under her head and covered her visible ear from Berna. A sour look scrunched up her facial features and displayed her annoyed mood.
Berna Jonas: Are you even listening to me?
Berna Jonas: Maya!
Sera Hernandez: You're annoying me; leave me alone.
Berna Jonas: Why did you do that? I thought you loved Jackson!
Sera sat up abruptly and glared down at Berna. Berna flinched but remain firm.
Sera Hernandez:(muttered)I did and i do, but-
Berna Jonas: It's painful, isn't it? Having to come back home to an empty house, knowing that the one you genuinely liked was gone, forever. (Sera bit her bottom lip and Berna thumbed it gently) It's okay, I'm here for you, Sera. You're right...I can't promise forever...but i can promise now.