No one in the House is at all surprised when Philip proposes to Ariadne and she quickly says yes, but trouble quickly
follows for the couple. When Philip asks Ariadne about the night her face was cut, Ariadne blatantly lies to him and
he catches her. Following a heated confrontation, the two go their separate ways for the night, Ariadne hunting with
Bendix, Philip brooding alone. Meanwhile, Kazuo is spotted talking with Milady. He is called into the office where
Adriana demands to know what is going on. Kazuo tells her he senses good in Milady. Adriana gives him a choice
between Milady and the House. Kazuo storms out.
The next morning, Casey calls Adriana to the kitchen with a proposal for a new project. She wishes to open a time
portal to the future in order to immunize the entire body of the Phoenix Fighters against the Ebene attacks. Adriana
consents to let her try and with Jake and Philip's help, Casey manages to open a portal. Things take an unexpected turn,
however, when a strange baby emmerges from the fabric of time and space. When Casey runs a quick scan on the creature,
she determines that it is half Hylian, half Andorian. She draws the conclusion that this creature must be Philip and
Ariadne's daughter from the future, a genetic impossibility since Andorians and Hylians cannot mate.
The appearance of the child, who Jake dubs Nysa, quickly patches up the arguement between Philip and Ariadne who begin
to wonder at the prospect of parenthood, finding it more and more attractive. Just as they reach this conclusion, however,
a cry is heard. Everyone gathers in Jake's room to discover the boy has been petrified by an upgraded Ebene lash and
that Nysa has been taken. Horrified, Ariadne, Philip, and Inigo set out to rescue her, Sito and Pfalz joining in.
Casey, Lex, Valero, and Pipira work frantically to find a way to restore Jake, but it is Pipira who finally suceeds when
she goes into Jake's room and finds a collection of vials, including one with the old antidote to the lash. Jake is
restored, much to everyone's relief, and Casey goes back to work to reform the portal so she can send Nysa home.
Ariadne leads the rescue team to an Ebene stronghold, following her nose. They encounter little resistence getting
in, as there are few guards to be found. Ariadne disposes of most of them and the group collides with Klein, who is
guarding the room they are certain Nysa is inside of. Klein quickly steps aside, though he frightens Sito. Pfalz
phases through the door to discover Nysa on a lab table and Kazuo, a bloody mess, chained to the wall. The group rescues
both Kazuo and Nysa, bringing them back to the House. There, Ariadne questions Kazuo about his presence. He tells
her that he tried to rescue Nysa, but Milady betrayed him. Adriana was right about her.
Casey discovers a critical error in her mathematics. The portal she opened, through which Nysa arrived, wasn't
to the future, it was to the past. The Phoenix Fighters are assured beyond a reasonable doubt that Nysa cannot be Philip
and Ariadne's child. In sadness, she is sent back where she came from. Later on, Ariadne looks through her father's
journal's and discovers a mention of a young half Andorian, half Hylian named Linnis who was created by magic. This
leaves Philip and Ariadne with a small comfort concerning a future family, but it's enough.