Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Emotional Meeting


"Ah. My darling little Angeline," I cooed.


The boss, as they called her, came in the room quietly. She motioned us to sit, and we did.

She was acquainted by her little group of body guards, of course. The man still didn't seem too sure about us being anywhere but their little cell, but seemed a little more at ease with the boss there. The boss looked very powerful, and I wouldn't want to be on her bad side.


"So what brings you here to the base?" she asked.

"My father," I asked.

"And who is your father?"

"Blake Ashen." The woman's facial expression seemed to go cold.

"I've heard of him," she said casually.

"How?" I asked.

"Never mind that. What does he want with you?"


"Well. I started sneaking out to see Logan, because I love him. My dad has always known that I didn't hate humans, but tried to persuade me anyways. My relationship with Logan simply made him aware that it wasn't working, so he wishes to rid me of Logan and kill me off. He views me as a disgrace to our family name," I said.

"I see, and what do you want with us?" she asked.

"Protection. The Scarlet Snake is a very powerful organization, and protection is better in numbers."


"Lisa, Louis, step aside. They're family now," the boss commanded. They looked at her skeptically, but honored her decision. Then she turned her attention back to us.

"If you're going to live here, would you do us the honor of becoming one of us? Your mother was a very powerful and prized woman of the Scarlet Snake. It would be best to have one of her own with us," she said. I nodded. She smiled and handed me my mother's things. "Since you're a vampire, we know you're strong, but we would like to train you in the arts in case you are attacked by those more experienced than you."

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"So how do I look?" I asked.

I decided to change my look for what would be my new lifestyle. I pulled my hair back, revealing my mother's earrings that she once wore to show her membership in the Scarlet Snake. Usually, trainees aren't allowed to wear snake earrings or the arm band, but in this special case they allowed me to wear her earrings. I also wore my very own snake bracelet that trainees wore. I was Victoria Dragomir now, and it was time to show it.

"Logan?" I called again.


"Dayum," he snickered. I laughed.

"Oh, close your mouth."

"Yes, ma'am!" he said.


"What does Mommy's girl think?" I asked and held her in the air, laughing and giggling with her.

"Babe?" Logan said, suddenly turning my attention to him.

"Huh?" I asked.

"You need your energy."

"Yeah, so?" I asked.

"I know you haven't had any blood lately, and you're weak . . You need it."

My eyes widened at what he was suggesting. "NO."

"Victoria. Please.. for me," he pouted.

"I can't even believe you would ask!" I shouted.

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In the end, he got what he wanted.


I could finally train. Louis says I'm catching on fast.




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CUTENESS. I couldn't resist!



Angeline as a toddler ^-^

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th! (Part 2)


"You have one more chance. Tell us what we need to know, and I might end it quickly," the woman growled.

The man next to her smirked, but showed no other emotion than that.  "Better do as she says, girl," he snickered. I could hear Logan in the next room, trying to get in.


"I've told you everything I know," I said.

"Lies. It's all lies!" the woman shouted.

"No, it's not!" I raised my voice at her.

Before I knew it she had come at me again, leaving my body feeling ablaze. I raised a weak hand to my cheek. I could smell the blood in the room. However this wasn't as normal. This was my blood. I clenched my teeth to keep from attacking her and getting myself in more trouble than I already was. I am an inexperienced vampire, and there are plenty more of them than there are of me.

I sighed. Things might have been better if my father was here-wait. No, I can't call out for him. Not that he gives a sh*t about me anyways. All he wants is revenge, and he's the exact reason I'm in this mess.

I could hear their voices . . but they were fading. I was becoming aware of something else. Something more serious. But what was it?


A few moments later I screamed in pain, and leaned against the brick wall.

"Shut up!" the man screamed, holding his ears. But I couldn't help it. I screamed again. "What the hell?"

I felt a wetness between my legs.

The woman grinned at him. "She's in labor."

I bit on my lip to try and muffle my screams, but it was unbearable.


Somehow Logan was able to barge in, while the man and woman simply pushed passed him and leaving him there. They said nothing as they left. He was able to get into the gate despite his panic and come to rest at my side.


 He settled himself awkwardly in front of me. I would have preferred someone else help me deliver the baby, but he was sadly all I had. "Come on, Vic, you can do this."


"Logan, shut...up....," I mumbled through contractions.

"D**nit, Vic. I'm trying to help you here. It's not like I exactly know how to do this," he said.

"Stop shouting at me!" I screamed.

"I'm not!" Tears fell from my eyes. I was much too young for this. Much too weak. I was feeling a little dizzy. "Vic... VIC... Come on. You can do this. Just-just push!" That's all I could do. I took a deep breath and . . .


"My baby girl," Logan mumbled as he stared into the baby's beautiful eyes. "I love you already. I can't wait until your mommy wakes up and sees you." Victoria had fallen unconscious seconds after birth, and hadn't seen her daughter yet.


"What are you doing?" Logan asked as his newborn daughter was taken from his grasp.

"It must be disposed of," the woman said.

"What the hell? That's my daughter! Are you psycho?"

"It must be done. It is the best for all of us. I don't want to take a risk in case it is one of them," she said calmly.


"WAIT!" Logan called as they started to leave.

"What now?" the man asked.

Logan scrambled over to his girlfriend's unconscious body, digging through her pockets. He found a small, coiled object and held it out to them. Then he hunted for the earrings, tossing them.

"What's this?" the man said.

"Victoria's mother's t-things. We were told you would be able to recognize it. That's why we came. We seek shelter from Victoria's mother's murderer," Logan told them.

The woman roughly grabbed the objects, twirling the coiled snake armband every which way to get a good visual at the name inscribed on it. She clenched her jaw. "The vampire's mother is... Alexandra Dragomir?" She looked at the man beside her. "And why should we believe you? How do we know you two didn't simply kill her and steal these from her?"

Logan sighed. "Because I'm human, and I know what her father is capable of. He's a lunatic vampire that has been kidnapping random women, slaughtering them, having his way with them. Alexandra was unfortunately one of his victims. She gave birth to Victoria, and then he killed her. But he is now after Vic because she's different. She doesn't believe the way he does."

The woman smiled. "Sounds like Dragomir blood to me. Alright, boy, here," she motioned for Logan to pick up the baby, "you three have a little meeting with the boss later." She winked and the pair disappeared, leaving Logan, the baby, and an unconscious Victoria.


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Sorry for the wait, guys! :\
Hope you liked the chapter.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th! (Part 1)


"Come on. We haven't any time for this. We have to go. Now," I said.

"What the hell, Vic?"

"What?! I don't want to get caught in my father's death trap when he comes back from Hidden Springs and finds us gone!"


"He won't be here for a while. You and I both know that," he announced.

"I DON'T know that. My father is unpredictable--which is something you must have forgotten. Or did you love being abducted and sealed away in your tomb?"





"You're not going out there."

"And why not?"

"It's dangerous." I scoffed.


"Anything dealing with me is dangerous! My whole life is dangerous!"

"Victoria-no, don't do it."

"Watch me."

"Victoria! Please! You can't go out in the daylight. You're a full-fledged vampire now. It's time to act like it."

I knew he was right. But, unfortunately, I didn't listen.




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Even though I knew this would happen, I couldn't shake the tears that the scene brought. The ground below her unconcious body was burned, and the tree that once held life had gone with it. I pulled her close to me. "Why, Vic?" I said between sobs. I love her so much. I could feel her strained breath on my shoulder, but it still wasn't enough. I will never forget it.


The longer I left her out here, the more effect the sunlight would have on her. I had to get her indoors as soon as possible. First, I gathered myself. It was hard to do, actually. She was easily lifted, so I was able to get her inside and out of harms way.


I laid her down on our bed. Her skin was hot, something I wasn't used to when it came to her. She looked so helpless, so vulnerable. I choked back tears. There would be no way we could leave today, not even if we needed to. I had to look away.


Instead I focused my attention on the sunset outside. It would be dark very soon, and that would mean that the vampires would come out to play. I watched the various events going on in the world without me: animals frolicking, kids playing. But I didn't care. I had Victoria, and she was all I would ever need.


The time seemed to go on forever and ever. After being around Victoria for so long, I had forgotten just how boring life was without her. I'll remember next time, that's for sure. But eventually the sun went down, just like everything, and the night-life started to stir. Or, at least, I knew it was. Perhaps not by the eyes, but in the shadows they were there. This is what I learned from Victoria. Vampires could be as silent and deadly as they wanted to be, or as sweet as anyone else around. 

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"You don't even know how worried I was about you," Logan said.

"Couldn't have been that bad," I mumbled.

"Oh, it was. It was absolute torture."

I grinned. "Worse than my dad?"

"Worse than your dad."

"Well," I started, "we need to keep moving. What time is it?"

"After eight p.m., and we can't leave now! You just got up for goodness sake!" he exclaimed.

"I'm fine."

"Yeah, that's what you said last time."


"I knew what I was getting myself into last time."

"Well apparently you didn't!" he screamed.

"Stop being so stupid, Logan! Vampires heal quicker than humans do. Look," I spun around slowly, "I'm perfectly fine-normal old, boring me," I said.

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So, basically, I got it my way.


"Hold on, Vic. Let me stretch." We stopped our rigid pace and came to a halt close to a few flower bushes.

"Aww, come on. Please hurry, Logan. We have to get there before sun-up," I told him.


"L-Logan," I whispered.

"What?" he asked, still stretching his arms.

"L-L-Look," I pointed.


"Who is that?" he asked, coming to my side.

"How am I supposed to know? Just walk up to them and say 'Yo, dude! Who are you?'" I stared at him seriously.

"Well, no, but-"

"Logan. They're turning around. I think it might be my dad. He's finally figured it out. Shh---and RUN!"


We ran.


"Huh?" I heard a voice say. Soon after I heard the footsteps hot on our tails. I tried to run faster, but it was hard because of the baby. I didn't want to harm the baby, or leave Logan behind. "Louis! We've got trouble!" Louis? 


 I heard another set of footsteps, and then an excruciating pain, one that brought me to my knees.. then everything went black.


"We're sorry, son. It had to be done," the woman said.

"She's a vampire, and they must be dealt with."


"NO! Please, don't take her!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day! ♥


I rushed down the stairs quickly, fiddling with the gate's lock.
Logan came to rest on the opposite side of the gate, staring at me. "What are you doing?" he asked.
"I'm getting us out of here!" I exclaimed, still attempting to unlock the gate. "It's no use, and besides, what if he catches us?" he asked.

That caused me to stop and look at him. What if he did catch us? I hadn't exactly put much thought into our punishment if my father ever found out about our escape. I took a breath, turning my bright pink gaze away from his pale yellowish one. "Then I suppose we'll just have to make sure he doesn't." There were no other words spoken as I twirled each key in hand, trying to find which was the correct one. Thankfully in his anxiousness to go ruin Ivy's wedding, Dad left the keys lying around unthinkingly.


"Where will we go?" he asked. I answered without turning around to face him. I didn't want to see the fear in his eyes, or him to see mine. After all, I was the stronger species. I wasn't supposed to show weakness. I had to stay strong. "I-I don't know," I mumbled as we rushed away.

There was no time to waste. I had no idea when he might return, what he might do; I had nothing. I just knew we couldn't spend our lives here.


Shortly after I compelled a young woman to allow use into her home, and that we would be living there for the time being, my cell went off. The caller ID read 'Dartay'. I groaned and showed it to Logan, totally clueless to the way my family works and who was all in it, who nodded. I sighed and put the piece to my ear.


Victoria: Hello? 
Dartay: Hello.
Victoria sighed before saying, Dad's not here.
Dartay: Thats fine. I was calling for you.
Victoria: Me? Why would you be calling for me?
Dartay: Oh come on, we both know we get along at least a little better then he thinks we do.
Victoria: I suppose.
Dartay: My mom comes from a really big family and they're all really close, all her brothers and sisters and cousins and all that, so she wants me to get along at least with my siblings. That means you. Whats wrong anyways? You sound upset and not just because your talking to me.What did he do?


Victoria:  Remember Logan?
Dartay: He knows?
Victoria: Actually he was stalking us, or something! We were at school after dark just hanging out, and I was about to go home, and then he just came out of the shadows when Logan kissed me. He had Logan in the cell.
Dartay: Oh my gosh.
Victoria: While you guys were away at the wedding, I took the chance and got us out of there. But Dartay, there's something else, I paused and took a deep breath, looking deep into Logan's eyes.
Dartay: What is it? I know how much you love that boy. I won't tell him, I swear.
Victoria: I think-I think I'm pregnant.
Dartay: What?
Victoria: A few nights before the wedding, Dad didn't have a cell yet.. So he let Logan stay in my room. You know he wouldn't allow a human in his bed. . . Well, we kind of shared "one last night." I bit my lip in the awkwardness of trying to explain this to my slightly-younger sister.
Dartay: I see... 
Victoria: So I'm on the run. If not for Logan and me, then for our baby. I'm only afraid of what Dad might do if he finds us.
Dartay: As well you should be. We both know he'll kill you. Oh god. Okay, where are you?
Victoria: I'm at an apartment, sorta, under a different name. Sunset Valley.
Dartay: Sunset Valley, huh. Alright, I think they have a base there...

 
Victoria: Base? What?
Dartay: A base, a compound, the question isn't what, its who. The Scarlet Snake, I've researched them in case they ever come against me. If what I've read is true they'll help you.
Dartay: Find the base, go to them seeking sanctuary, they'll take in Logan and once they know who you are they should take you too.
Victoria: What makes you think they'd take a vampire in?
Dartay: I'm not supposed to know this, but I do.
Dartay: They won't at first but like I said once they know who you are they will.
Victoria: Know what? Who am I? What do you know that I don't? I heard my voice raising. How was it possible that she knew more about myself than I did.
Dartay: Your mother... She was one of them, a member of The Scarlet Snake, and a high ranking one at that. A founding member and the latest in a near ancient line of vampire hunters.
Victoria: Wait, she WAS one? Where is she?
Dartay: From what I know, he killed her after you were born.
Victoria: Should have known. Still, it would have been nice to have a mom.
Dartay: I'm sorry. Her name was Alexandra Dragomir.
Dartay: When she was captured my mother took her arm band and earrings that all members wear. I can send them to you. They should help prove your identity.
Victoria: That would be most helpful.



Victoria: I'm so happy you're going to help me. And just think, you'll be an aunt! I was slightly suspicious, but as she said, we were a bit closer than our father knew. We had a few traits in common, anyways.
Dartay: I guess I will won't I?
Victoria: The one and only.
Dartay: I'll probably never meet them though.
Victoria: You might. Besides, what kind of mother would I be if I didn't let my kids see their family?
Dartay: Your seeking refuge with vampire hunters Victoria, you're one thing, they'll help you but not me.  There was a small silence as I took in the true meaning of running. I was virtually alone.
Dartay: I hope this isn't the last time we talk but I think it should be for a little while. He might try to use me to find you.
Victoria: Good point.
Dartay: Then again that would be the least of our worries if he finds out I've helped you.
We talked a bit more back and forth, mostly about our concerns when Dad finds out. Though we hope he doesn't. (Read about that on Many Mini McKnights) After that I hung up with Dartay, turning to find Logan missing.


I finally found him in the our new bedroom. My eyes widened in shock as I walked into the room, staring at the array of flowers sprawled across the floor. He hopped off the bed when he saw me, pulling me more into the room.




"I think I forgot something," he said, pulling a dozen red roses from behind his back. "Happy Valentines Day, Vi," he added.



I squealed loudly and kissed him. "Oh my, Logan! They're gorgeous! I need to go get you so-" I started to take off to the store to get him something. All this time worrying about Dad made me forget about Valentines Day! I needed to get him something. He pulled me back, of course.


We fell back onto the bed, with me cuddled up in his arms, as close as I could possibly be. "You've already given me everything, Vi, and now you deserve the world," he said.