Hey folks I'm still alive, and to prove it (kinda) here is another post with links to things you see in this story and say "Oh? I wonder where he got that from?" because I know...yes I do know how it feels to see something and wonder. I remember this one ti- ah nevermind, here they are!
~In one of the pictures from Chapter 8 I think Carolyn is seen with a small amount of blood dripping from her mouth. That's from Here and there are many other great styles you may see in future chapters ;)
~Marius hairstyle is here.
~The top worn by Alice's dad in her flashback special is here.
~Hair worn by Maria is right here.
~Last but not least is the massive...humongous mansion that Marius and Maria take residence in. That can be found here.
Oh yeah and the next chapter will be chapter 10 of course lol, but after that I'm pretty sure we'll be taking a look back at the past of Alice again.
Jan 24, 2011
Maria stepped up to the challenge first with a inviting grin on her face. "Well first you may be wondering. How did this happen?" Carolyn nodded not wanting to interrupt. "Simple, I'm guessing Alice gave you some of her blood before you died. Sort of preventing you from a final death and giving you this gift."
"Marius do not forget to tell her about invitations." Maria reminded him softly.
"Right. You cannot enter a persons home without invitation. Once invited inside that person cannot retract their invitation." Now Carolyn knew what the 'police visit' was for. Alice only wanted to be invited inside so she could come back anytime. Although that did not explain the other person she thought was in her house before Alice. 'Was that even a Vampire?' she thought. Now that she knew Vampires were real it opened a realm of possibilities. "There are certain Vampires who have been around so long that they can break some of the rules..." Marius started and then paused wishing he had not said anything about it. "We'll talk about that some other time maybe."
"Nope." Maria answered simply and Marius nodded his head to confirm.
"Well what about my family? My friends? My career?" Carolyn asked concerned. If she had to change everything that made her...her...
"Oh nothing, I'm just imagining my boyfriends face when I tell him I'm a vampire. I wonder if he'd accep-"
"Shh, there is a lot to show you." and he wrapped an arm around Carolyn and guided her out of the room.
"It's nice to see you came." Sebastian said hiding his disgust behind a grin as he looked down at the smaller woman. He did truly despise her, but that was the case for every of the seven elders on the council. Unlike most of the others though, she didn't have problems helping Sebastian out when he needed it.
The small woman just giggled as she strolled right past Sebastian and into the house. She looked around curiously. "Ah so this is where the infamous Nari lives." She said with a loud joyful voice. "As expected, you know Nari has lived long enough to be considered as one of the consorts for an Elder."
"Remember Sebastian to call me Nourbese." she said tipping on her toes to tap him on the nose. He growled when she did but she twirled around not caring much for his attitude. "No, I'm no longer considered an Elder." Sebastian's frustration with the brat changed to confusion. He waited a while longer for her to explain. "I was kicked out! It grew boring any ways and after all these years they still have yet to find a suitable replacement." she giggled again and then twirled back around more interested in the environment than him.
"Don't know don't care!" she said plopping down on the couch and taking a deep breath. Sebastian would like to know but he knew he wasn't going to get that bit of information out of her. He followed her to the couch and took a seat right next to her."So...why'd you bring me here?"
"Oooooooooh!" she said jumping back off the couch. "You did something wrong and they are after you? Tsk tsk tsk, it was nice knowing you Sebastian and to think you have lived for soooo lon-"
"NO!" Sebastian bounced out of his seat as well and raised his voice so loud he could swear he rattled the windows, yet she stood still absolutely fearless of him. "No..." he said again this time softer regaining his composure. "I remember Nari talked about them, she's sort of gone missing. She usually comes back here no matter what late in the night. I have a feeling it has something to do with them."
"I am never going to finish if you keep doing that Sebastian." She said in a mocking scolding tone and Sebastian sighed pursing his lips as she continued. "You see a lot have changed since you've been in the ground. Marius is now a Elder, and they even awarded his sister a spot. As you can imagine she favors whatever he does and vice versa, controlling two spots on the council is a lot of power. Any ways Marius is the one that formed the group I believe. The others agreed that it would be a good idea to have a police force as long as it didn't grow too large and that Marius was a good person to lead the effort. As the years passed it has pretty much been passed over to Marius, and personally I think he wanted to use them to get rid of the other Elders." Sebastian just shook his head as he listened. A lot has changed since last, but he definitely couldn't see how they could give someone like Marius and Maria power. Marius was the type of guy who always wanted more no matter what he had.
"How did Marius get a spot? His sister too?" Nourbese just shrugged as her only response. Marius was the puppet-master and they were just giving him more strings to work with. Sebastian had to admit he was brilliant in how he manipulated others, but he also twisted them and changed them. "Of course he slithered his way to more power. That's all he wants."
"We all want something." Nourbese said cheerfully as she began to stroll around the room. She stopped at a magazine rack and began to investigate it. "Chaos is my thing." she winked back at him and he smiled in return. "There is something else on your mind Sebastian boy?" she said teasing him again but this time he didn't bite. He realized that she enjoyed this type of thing.
"I'm not sure, perhaps both. Any ways she's gone missing too. I know who took her, I don't know her name. She had blood red hair and she fought me in a weakened state-"
"Hmm, sounds like she was also a Mongoose member." she said sounding sure of it. "I'm not even sure how they are able to do that...but it's almost like they are past being Vampire and something stronger. I'm sure Marius knows what it is about, otherwise he would have never let them get away with it." suddenly a creepy smile appeared on her face. "Sounds like you need to find Mongoose and find some answers."
"As a former member of the council I do know where they are located. We all do just in case. But it would be suicide going there by yourself...I mean you couldn't even beat one member." She said holding back a laugh. "But there is a way to get answers without blood...unfortunately." She giggled and right before Sebastian could say 'Lets go!' she held up her finger to stop him. "Buuuuuut! You are going to owe me!"
"It went well, she really is impressed with all that we have. Which is saying something since she herself has a lot of disposable income. She really liked the tombs underground-"
"You showed her that?" Maria didn't sound too pleased about that. "That is where we rest occasionally, if she were to betray us."
"Do not worry sister!" Marius exclaimed with a boisterous laugh. "She will not betray us." his voice displayed extreme confidence, Maria was not convinced though. She was always more cautious than her brother.
"You like her. Not just as a person or a potential ally. You like her physically." Marius grinned at her accusation and then shrugged thinking it wasn't that big of a a deal.
Her sudden cackle cut him off. "You think I am jealous? Don't worry brother, I am not jealous. In fact I would ordinarily be happy for you that you've found someone else to play with but usually it is a human woman who the world could do without. This time you are dealing with the relative of Alice, I know your ego is much too large to care. I'm sure you have completely underestimated what you have created." Marius only observed her while she explained herself and before he could open his mouth to retort she stopped him. "Shush. Not only that but a lot of people care for this woman. She has fans, friends, family members. She is not a toy to be played with, you are breaking our own rules! Do you remember your last romantic relationship with another Vampire? It almost caused both of our lives!" she threw up her arms and jumped out of her seat. Hoping that he would at least rethink the type of relationship he wanted to have Carolyn.
Sebastian heard the chime of the doorbell and prepared himself mentally for the visitor. He told her to come in the morning, that way she wouldn't be able to pull anything and he wouldn't either. It was customary for Vampires to do tricky dealings in the morning with others they did not trust. Since they were universally weak with the sun out...still though that didn't stop others from trying with the use of weapons such as guns.
"So?" Sebastian said not really caring. "Are you considering taking her under your wing Nour?" a loud obnoxious giggle burst from her as she turned back around to face Sebastian.
"Why did they kick you out? Usually the only way someone loses their spot is by death." Sebastian had gone through possible reasons but still just couldn't think of any reason they would kick any one out.
Sebastian nodded and remembered she was here for a reason. Otherwise he couldn't have put up with her childish attitude. Although she was only fifteen when she was turned, she should act more mature than a ten year old with how long she has been around. "It's about mongoose-"
"Well I don't know much about them." she shrugged "They serve as a police force, I believe Marius-"
"Marius Bonnet?" Sebastian interruption annoyed Nourbese.
"Yes, there was a woman I was interested in."
"For love? For lust? For what?"
Ever since Marius gave Carolyn a small tour of the estate, Maria has not been happy about it. She spent most of the time pouting about it and reading an old novel to get her mind off of it.. It wasn't that she was jealous of all the attention Marius was giving Carolyn...or perhaps it was? Either way the object of her frustration just approached and Maria had no problem with telling others how she felt.
"So, how did she like the place." Maria asked casually, folding the book she was read and placing it to the side.
"You do not fool me, I have known you for too long." she said glaring at him now. "I know why you've been giving her so much attention, making sure every single thing is just right for her."
"And whys that Maria?"
His sister scoffed. "Of course, but it's more than that. You want her."
Marius nodded casually as if this revelation was nothing to him. "Yes Maria, I do. I don't understand why it matters to you though. You've never cared about my previous partners. You are my sister after all, no need to be envious-"
Jan 16, 2011
"Hello umm..." his friend said from across Craig, waving his hand to get her attention. He was a bit annoyed at how she ignored him.
"Are you going to tell that girl you're not single? That chick obviously was flirting with you." Craig just shrugged carelessly "Carolyn is probably over you any ways I guess. Have you even talked to her recently?"
"Nope." he said shaking his head. "Y'know what? She probably has tried to call but I have a new cell phone now with a new number as well."
"Alright man, I'm gonna get on out of here." his friend said getting up and patting him on the shoulder. "Hope you catch the flight next morning. Gotta go cross country you know." they exchanged farewells and almost as soon as his friend left Christina replaced him. She quietly slipped her arms around his waist in a light embrace.
Thursday 7:40 p.m
"How is Carolyn doing?" was the first question and only thing on his mind at the moment. Carolyn was in her room. It was a large house and he thought it would be a kind gesture to give her one. He wanted her to know that anything she needed, he had. That started off by giving one comfort and shelter.
Carolyn stared at the back of her hand for a moment, she held it up below her chin a bit hesitant. But that reluctance wore off as the rich scent of it teased her nostrils. Her tongue slipped from between her lips and slid across her skin eliminating the remaining blood. She sighed lightly as she looked back up to the now proudly smiling pair.
Nari groaned as she tried to get up again. This time she was able to although her body...it was beyond aching. She wasn't healing as fast either, it was almost as if they did something to weaken her although she knew they were stronger physically than her. She tried to escape from the house but they were too fast, next thing she knew she was locked up in what she presumed to be a basement turned into a makeshift dungeon. She could tell that she has not been the only Vampire in here either. The steel cage door preventing her escape was not ordinary steel. In fact she had no idea what it was.
"What do you want!" she moaned out hearing footsteps down the hall. She had guessed they belonged to Jake, who seemed to be the leader of their group. When the figure walked into her view she guessed right.
A/N: Hope you all liked it!