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The boy whined and grunted as he began to get back up. He realized that he had cornered himself while trying to escape in panic. The boy buried his face in his hands, he didn't want to look up at the creature. He saw how it looked already. It was dirty. Mussed hair and his flesh was stained with grime. The man had a horrid smell to him also, a stench that could be noticed just by occupying the same room as him. He looked just like one of the men that would run up to their car holding a sign sometimes poorly written begging for money or food.
By now the boy had tears running down his face. He knew he would die, he was never stranger to the truth when it looked him right in the eyes. His mother would want him to be strong though, so he wiped the tears from his face. Which didn't matter because the stream never stopped. He wasn't going to beg, the man would kill him any ways and he wasn't going to give him what he wanted.
"Have it your way then..." the man said, a touch of frustration in his voice...
Carolyn lay back on her bed and gazed up at the bland ceiling. She was back home now, or what had now become her home since her last one was lost to her for good. She would go looking for a new place but that's what normal people did, she was far from being normal now. When they arrived back at Mariuses place she paid no heed to all the other voices she could hear chattering in the house. There seemed to be quite the audience here today. Carolyn though wasn't interested in who was here or why she just wanted a moment to herself. Away from all the Vampire stuff, and Maria had been hospitable since her return. Giving her the entire lower floor which was a basement technically. Yet was large enough to be a guest house and even had it's own kitchen. Things had moved so fast ever since she was turned she hardly had a moment to think to herself about it, and now that she did the whole shock and awe factor of being a Vampire began to wear off.
Carolyn nodded as she moved to get off of the bed. "So whose all here?"
"Most of Mongoose, Marius of course, and some others we picked up recently. Actually that's why I'm here. I want you to meet them."
Carolyn stood up agreeing that she would. Curious at who would be waiting for her. Maria led her though the house briskly, moving through Carolyn's quarters and moving up stair to the main floor. They arrived to a room where three others were, seated and talking to each other rather casually.
When Carolyn and Maria approached though the two guys stood, but the woman with short hair seemed a bit hesitant to stand until Maria peered at her Then she rose lazily to her feet.
"Why's that Maria?"
"You want me to follow her?" Carmella said before giggling again. "Isn't she a model or something, actress or...I've seen her somewhere."
"Not doing it." Carmella said, her laughter dying at that moment.
"It's Travis, I was starting to wonder if he'd ever come back." Maria said stepping from the window and returning to the newborns. Carolyn followed. "One of you go invite him in, bring him here." she demanded, Sonny already left before Doug had a chance.
Carmella had her arms crossed in front of her chest and she wasn't budging. Maria smirked. "You are like an insolent child seeking attention."
Carmella rolled her eyes and before she could send an insult back Travis and Sonny had returned.
"Connect the dots. Everything happens for a reason, one thing Jake was really good at was creative planning-"
"Alright Travis enough." Maria cut in sharply "I was just telling Carolyn that these three will hopefully make good companions."
"Me and my brother will help." Maria said but that didn't comfort Carolyn. She had no trust in Marius and while she had grown to like Maria just the fact that she was the sister to Marius was troubling.
"I am sorry about the car Carolyn. I just do what I am told." Travis said interrupting the conversation to Maria's dismay. Carolyn wasn't even thinking about the car anymore.
"Yes sometimes you do as you are told." Maria corrected.
"You will anyways." Maria muttered.
"Carolyn is too young to be an Elder. They will never accept it." Travis said stating the obvious and to that Maria scoffed.
"My brother has thought of this already. I'm sure he has a way otherwise these three wouldn't be here."
Maria stopped as a long yawn followed after her sentence. It was from Carmella, she seemed a bit bored by the discussion.
"Whats wrong with this one?" Travis asked, moving over to stand in front of Carmella now. Carmella was never one to have someone speak for her so she spoke up herself. Giving Travis no mind and directing her words to Maria.
Carolyn though was almost a mirror image of Maria. While Sonny and Doug looked shocked, Carolyn and Maria simply looked nonchalant. Carolyn had seen so much since being turned, a simple punch wasn't going to twist her stomach anymore. She couldn't imagine if anything would now, her wiring was different then before. "That's how you treat people who disrespect you Carolyn." Travis said smiling back at her.
"Thanks..." she replied quietly.