Take him to the basement of Biltmore House
Turn him in to the police detectives
Take him to the forest forever
Take him to the mountain lioness
The Black Cloak
She saw Gidean running and leaping and needed to hide
She was afraid of the lioness and the fact that she could be killed by her
She could see the faces of the missing children and lots of other folks
She only saw tunnels and lost sight of reality when the cloak was pulled around her face
He was becoming more likable and friendly to others
He was getting older and deteriorating
He was becoming more vicious and mean
Stabbed it with a dagger
The lioness tore it off of her
She heard her dad say that the rat doesn't kill the cat!
Cut it with the angel's sword
The angel was in the graveyard and it cut Serafina's hand, she remembered it and used the sword to help rid her of the cloak!
It symbolizes the fight of good against evil......the black cloak was evil and was winning, but when Serafina utilized the angel's sword, the fight changed to illustrate good defeating evil!
The angel was in the graveyard and represented death ---therefore the cloak had to die when it ran up against the sword!
Hope is strong and defends all
The Man in the Black Cloak was killing all the townspeople in the abandoned village
The Man in the Black Cloak absorbed her human side and since she was pure mountain lioness, she couldn't care for a human baby
She just truly didn't want anymore children
Serafina scared her/she thought that Sera would be deformed so she wanted someone to take her off her hands
Contrasts and Contradictions
Again and again
He made her a baby doll out of a wrench
He told her not to go to the forest for fear he would lose her spirit in them
He went out looking for her even though he needed to work on the dynamo desperately and get it fixed for the Vanderbilts
He went to the Vanderbilts to ask for help in finding her even though he'd hidden her from them for years and knew they could become angry/he could lose his job and livelihood
The people it had absorbed came back just as they were when absorbed
The spirit of the cloak absorbed the angel and the lioness
Serafina and Gidean celebrated and rejoiced then walked back to Biltmore House alone
Her old shirt-dress
The dress he'd given Serafina
The charms she had played with when she was with Braeden
Let them come and live upstairs in Biltmore House
Send beds and bedding down for them so they can be more comfortable
Give them presents, food, and a warm place to stay
Allow them to become a part of the Vanderbilt family
She wanted to make everyone feel safe, she knew if she told them about the bizarre cloak they would feel unsafe and scared!
She knew that they were adults and would not understand and/or believe her, so she made up a story about how the children got lost.
She wanted everyone to leave her mom alone and was afraid they would go to the lion's den to check for the man in the black cloak if she told them the whole truth.
She just simply wanted to lie to everyone to see if anyone could figure it out then she'd know who she could trust.