Mar 10, 2011

Chapter 11 (Distress 2)

  Carolyn handed Marius his sleek cell phone after releasing a heavy sigh. She had just finished calling her friend Hollie, Craig who still didn't answer his phone, her agent who demanded to meet with her ASAP, and her mother who didn't seem to be all too worried. That was to be expected, its not as if her Mother didn't care. She did, she just wasn't one to worry herself over things that didn't happen. "That's it." she said nonchalant as Marius tugged his phone back into his pocket after taking it from Carolyn's hand.

  "Good." he said simply, seemingly uninterested as he squeezed a large book back in its rightful place. "They may not believe you are safe, although that doesn't matter." he added coolly before carefully taking a seat on the couch.

  Carolyn cringed at his comment. It mattered to her, even though she was a Vampire she still planned on living her previous life. At least they told her the only thing that would change was her diet. "Soo..." she started, a bit hesitant. "When can I go back home?"

  Marius raised his eyebrows surprised. "No one is keeping you here against your will, but I do not think it is a good idea for you to wander out on your own...yet." he reached out and grabbed the remote laying on the coffee table and flicked on the wide screen high definition television. The first thing that was on seemed to be one of those entertainment gossip shows.

  "Why not?" Carolyn asked ignoring the television.
  "Because you're not ready." he said being as blunt as possible.
  Carolyn let out a frustrated groan as she crashed to the couch. 'Not ready for what?' she asked herself. She understood the rules, which were all predicated on no one else knowing you're a Vampire. She knew she had to drink blood every once in a while. It didn't seem so difficult, in fact since no one was preventing her she was going to do just that.

  Marius was quietly focused on the television now as Carolyn watched him discreetly. 'He must be really into these kinda shows.' she thought. For Carolyn, this was the last thing she would watch. She hated the entertainment gossip shows since she was usually the subject. Since it was on and Marius didn't seem to be in the talkative mood she glanced up at it and what she saw made her jaw drop and gasp. "Hey that's!" she yelled jumping out of her seat.

  It was her boyfriend Craig. Not that the sight of him would draw this kind of reaction from her, but the sight of him flirting with other women and then leaving various clubs with them would. She began to wonder how long this has been going on, after all he was always on the road for more than half a year.
  When her jaw closed it formed a nasty scowl. She stood tensely with her fist closed tightly at her sides and this maddened demeanor finally caught Marius attention. He flicked off the television as it only seemed to be increasing her anger since the show only rubbed it in at this point. Once the television was off so was Carolyn  Using her new speed to leave the room and disappear in a instant.

  "She's not taking that too well." Maria said entering the room almost as quickly as Carolyn left it. Marius nodded as a wry smile crept onto his face. "I should go talk to her before she does something rash."
  Marius shook his head. "No no, let her do what she wants." Maria responded with a bewildered look. "She wants revenge, just make sure she cleans up after herself when she is done."
  "You are expecting  her to kill her boyfriend? " Maria said only a little surprised.

  "Yes, she's still a newborn so she's bound to do something reckless. I just want you to make sure she does it correctly." he continued to keep his attention on the screen ahead, Craig was still the subject of the show. At this point they were talking about the woman he was seen with.
  "I doubt she will, she seems like a sweet girl." Maria retorted, but it did not deter Marius.
  "They all are when they first turn." he said chuckling. "Once they have their first fresh meal though, I'm sure she will see things a bit more clearer."
  Maria simply nodded. Her brother was correct, as usual. Nothing was like the first victim, nothing was like blood coming straight from the source. Carolyn wasn't prepared for it, she wasn't prepared for the addiction that would follow. She wasn't prepared for the grief that would trail her either. It took years upon years to grow from the addiction and to become immune to the guilt of taking another life. Maria knew that the first person Carolyn bit was as good as dead. Since that was the case it didn't need to be someone she was previously close to, or else she'd live with that forever.

  "I should go talk to her." Maria mentioned which prompted a laugh from Marius. "He shouldn't be her first victim, we can pull anyon-"

  As Maria turned to head towards the staircase and up to Carolyn's room, Maruis suddenly blocked her path. "I understand you and her are alike in some cases and have sort of....bonded." such words stuck to his tongue. "This woman is mentally stronger than you think Maria." Marius said with a smug look that painted his face which annoyed Maria, and that frustration could be heard in her response.
  "I think I know her better than you, the last thing we need is for her to get caught right now. The other Elders will not accept this, and if something happens to her...who knows what Alice will do, she knows all of your plans after all." Maria threatened but it didn't shake Marius as he moved past her and head back to the couch.

  "She has a natural blood lust, she just didn't know it yet." Maruis shrugged. "But I've never given you a demand to follow sister. So if you think you should stop her, go right ahead." Marius grabbed the remote again as he leaned back into the couch.
  Maria sighed before rushing to Carolyn's room. Although she agreed with the idea of Carolyn having her first victim, she just didn't know if Carolyn would be ready for it. At least that's what she thought, because when she went to Carolyn's room it was empty. The window was wide open though and Carolyn was nowhere in sight.

 A/N: If you have noticed...the pictures look a bit different. You are correct! Thanks for reading!

Mar 1, 2011

Chapter 11 (Distress)

  Nourbese started to laugh maniacally as Jake scowled. Her shrill laughter made both Alice and Jake cringe as she bent over to show just how much humor she found in his comment about ridding the world of her. Jake knew that Nourbese wouldn't be here though unless she knew she could get what she wanted and for some reason she wanted Nari. Jake couldn't understand why though, and it looked like he had to find out later as Nourbese stepped aside.

  The first Vampire that walked through the opening was Tony. He pounded his fist into the wall, his attempt at intimidation. Jake didn't buy it, as Tony looked at Jake with revenge filled eyes his opponent only smirked. After their last meeting Jake wasn't worried about Tony, not one bit. He knew little about Tony other than he was associated with a rather large clan of lost and weak vampires hoping that their numbers would protect them. As Tony moved off to the side Jake crossed his arms and waited for the next opponent to walk into the kitchen.

  It was Sebastian and he disregarded Jake as he walked into the room. He immediately turned his attention to Alice and kept it there. Jake had to admit to himself that Sebastian looked ready, looked calm. Alice on the other hand seemed to be bothered, her upper lip twitched in anticipation. Jake's smirk only firmed, Alice looked like she was ready to rip Sebastian to shreds this time. She always took things like this personally. Jake scoffed looking at the two Vampires. "You didn't expect to really win with this did you?" he said insulting the two men in front of him. Tony growled and Sebastian didn't seem to let the insult affect him. In fact Sebastian didn't even seem to notice Jake.

  A small chuckle could be heard  from Nourbese but Alice was tired of the presentation. She couldn't handle how Sebastian stared at her, seemingly so calm and almost mocking.  Alice lept in the air, flying over the island in the kitchen with grace. The toe of her boots were less than a second from connecting to Sebastian's forehead and hopefully for Alice landing a quick critical blow to make things a bit more easier...but instead of her striking first, it was Nourbese's group landing the first significant blow. Alice found herself flying backwards instead. Her body crashed into the wall behind her creating a large hole.

  "Alice!" Jake shouted as he realized this was not a good situation, not at all. The massive man standing in the now crowded kitchen was no other than Ouza. Nourbese's bodyguard. Jake was foolish to think she would start a fight without him, together these two caused havoc since...well since forever basically. No one knew Ouza's relationship with Nourbese. Some thought he was her big brother or even her father? No one was really sure and Ouza was not one to talk...ever. Jake looked back and could hear Alice groan out in pain as the wind gushed through the new opening in the house that was created by Alice's body.
  The large man cackled as he looked at his handiwork, the destruction he caused in a single moment. "Ouza, you go outside and handle the red head." He obeyed silently with a nod of his head and walked past Jake. Although the hole was too small so he simply stepped to his right and created a new hole. Crashing through the kitchen counters and the brick wall with ease. "Sebastian, you go find Nari. Me and Tony can take this loser!" Nourbese said sticking out her tongue and making the 'L' sign with her hand and holding it in front of her.

  "You're going to pay for what you did to me." Tony said as Sebastian disappeared. Tony took no time before charging at Jake recklessly, anger and rage filled his eyes as he reached his outstretched arms out to grab and strangle Jake!

   Though not even revenge could bring him closer to doing any damage to Jake. Instead he found a much larger hole than last time in his midsection as Jake swiftly dealt with him again the same way. Tony coughed violently before his body could be heard hitting the ground again. His wails of agony were ignored by both Jake and Nourbese. Jake wiped the blood off his hand using his own shirt and turned to face Nourbese. He took a deep breath knowing she would not be as easy as Tony.

   "You wanted to rid the world of me, well here's your chance." she didn't make any childish gestures this time...

A/N: If you are asking yourself this question 'Why is this chapter significantly shorter than the previous ones?' the answer is that I thought it may be better to just release the scenes/parts whatever you want to call them separately instead of putting them together for one larger chapter. Sorta like my other story 'Alive' except that the scenes/parts whatever are a bit longer than that one. This way the story doesn't take like a week to release! If anyone prefers the previous method just say so and I can easily go back to that. It's just a matter of how to release it really.