Vincent needs to come to terms with all that has passed to finally shirk the demons and live in peace with Julian. With the death of Julian's father weighing heavy on his mind, Vincent vows to sift through his feelings and force himself to live a guilt-free life. An invitation to Lord Drover's ball unsettles Vincent, but he attends with Julian, realizing one of Julian's well-kept secrets. The Christmas season is well under way, and the two spend it with those who they see as their family—Gordy, the captain of Le Frai De Demon, and his wife and brood. Their guests give them a very special gift and, at last, Vincent sheds the past and looks forward to a brighter future.