They next morning I had gone through rigorous training with Jereum for the entire morning and when I got back I had slept throughout the day. Tia had told me—before I slept—that she would be going to hunt and Jhan had gone for a patrol with Jereum. It was just me and Leya at home. I woke up at three in the afternoon, the sun was shining brightly and all the curtains were closed against the yellow light, filtering it and allowing only the bright white light to pass, not harmful to us vampires.
I went to the parlour and saw no sign of Leya; she must have been in her room. I walked back through the short corridor and stopped at the door closer to mine at the left. I knocked gently three times, and I heard the sound of ceramic breaking, from inside her room.
“Leya are you okay?” I asked.
“Kaldar?” She asked, “You can come in.”
Gently twisting the door knob, I opened the door and stepped into her
THURSDAYTia had returned home yesterday not long after I had heard Leya's insufferable tale. I had stayed with Leya all morning, trying to find a weak spot in her so I could console her but she seemed to be doing just fine, showing no weakness whatsoever. Yet, I was compelled to feel pity for her and a sense of protection as well.Knowing all this about Leya had made me see her in a different light, I no longer saw her as the weak little girl I once saw her as, but now I saw her as a heavily willed, strong and bold little girl.The fact that she had gone through all that coupled with the taunts Jereum used to throw at her, made me hate Jereum even more. I thought about what Jhan had done, was he at the wrong for saving her life? I mean, didn’t she deserve to get a choice? Or was her condition too critical for that.She said she had drunk the blood of the people that did that to her and her friends. Did she kill them herself or was it Jhan? I wasn&r
THURSDAYWe all just looked at each other, exchanging gazes periodically. It lasted for a few silent minutes."Wait—what in hell is going on?!" The tyrant yelled angrily."You were about to drop the bomb on 'em sir," one of his minions said, that one I had been previously locked in with in a staring match, which I apparently won because he had lost concentration and looked away at the voice of his boss."Oh, yeah..." he said, faking sudden remembrance. Dallas was ironic, it was made him seemed less like a threat and more like a pathetic person that was just trying too hard to make an impression or prove a point."Should I tell him Jereum? Or you'd rather shut me up?""Yeah, sure tell 'em... It's not like you all don't know it," Jereum said, shrugging and looking nonchalant.I saw the shock and bewilderment in the tyrant’s eyes. But I could also see, right behind the mask of I-don't-give-a-damn that was pasted tightly on Je
JEREUMS'S P.O.V.I woke up, remembering the executions I carried out last night. The creatures I killed were for the good of the town. Though many did not know about their existence and even thoughts them to be myths, I and my colleagues did all we could to ensure that those creatures stayed at Bay.Today was a special day, we got a lead that strange activities were being carried out in the abandoned corn mill. The building was well built, steady and sturdy. A few mechanical problems with the machines had left it abandoned for now but the blood drinkers must have seemed refuge within it's walls.I stared at my cobwebbed ceiling, lying down. Whistling away the little joy I had in life. Rackety taps on the window put my on alert, I rushed up to my feet, almost tripping over the empty phial that lay carelessly on the ground. I peered out my window, it was dark outside, I could barely see a thing except for the wagons that stood outside my neighbour's houses.
JEREUMS'S P.O.V.The clouds up above were clearing from the moon. Its light shun upon my brothers scared face. I took what he said into consideration, it was indeed true that none of my colleagues had ever fallen. We were the best of the best and had slayed over a hundred if these creatures over the past two years of our tenure in service for the church.I had never seen Syberus this scared before, and there was a point to his argument. We heard gun fire and then another. I turned sharply and looked at the building. I need to help them, who knows how many may be in there."We need to help them—I need to help them," I said, "stay here, and if I don't come back in ten minutes, alert the reinforcements from the church."I didn't even give him a chance to argue, I took one last look at his face and then I ran off towards the building. I had to look brave, bold, and strong, it was the only way he'd have hope and the courage he needed. If a leader showed
JEREUMS'S P.O.V.He fired arrow after arrow, the tips of the silver heads glistening in the torch light before embedding itself in the creature.It shrieked and growled as it was being assaulted. Syberus kept on coming closer as he fired and the creature was moving backwards on impulse with every arrow it took. I could see parts of it evaporating into the air around.He got closer to me and I got to my feet."Thought I would leave you alone?"I knew he'd always have my back."It's stronger Syberus, and it's the one that killed our parents."He fired more arrows into the demon, firing with hate."Then let's kill it once and for all, let's kill for all Sybil, and the others, and for our parents," He said, sounding deeply hurt. He removed a small sword from his holster and handed it to me. I took it, gripping it tightly in my palm and he withdrew his longer sword. The demon was now on its knees, all the strength it had probably dr
FRIDAYWe got back home, my training session with Jereum yesterday ended up turning into a full on clan fight. Leya had stayed behind to get more seeds and plants for her little garden while the rest of us departed. I was still flooded with the feel and emotional I had felt while I was in Jereum's memories.His story was one filled with great contradiction and bends all over. Sure he had killed the Supreme that killed his parents but in that being impurified, and even begging to be killed rather than to live as a vampire. The hate I felt for my kind when I was in his life was enough to burn me up from the inside.He had actually hated vampires with so much of himself, he would have rather died by the sword than live as one. As for his relationship with Tia, it was now becoming clear to me that she was not a direct cousin to him, rather more like a descended one. She was the only family he could be with without posing a threat to her life, and that was probably t
FRIDAYIre bubbled under my skin. My usual dormant beast had been awoken again. My limbs were trembling because of the effort I used to keep myself from dashing at the tree and tearing him apart. He looked at us one by one through his dark cold eyes."Do it... Let's see how fast you can cover the distance before I slit her throat." He materialized a long bladed silver knife and put the blade to Dawn's throat and I tried as hard as I could to stop myself from moving from the spot I was."Doesn't anyone remember me?" He asked.His voice was wounded and cold, like as if he had swallowed a rock that tore its way down to his belly.Everyone was silent."I do."Jhan's voice tore through the silence and carried along with it a blanket of surprise that covered us all."One hundred and fifty years ago."The man looked intensely at Jhan before a wide smiled crawled into his face."Yes, you do. How could you forget?"
SATURDAYWhen I got back home it was already the break of a new day. I stayed in the parlour and as far away from Dawn as possible. I felt a rising hatred myself that was overcoming me. It was my fault she got hurt the first and instead of me to protect her I let her down. How was I sure I could still keep her safe, even now.And Leya, I had almost blurted out Dawn's name at the time that Lupine was counting me down. I had betrayed her whether she knew it or not. But there was nothing I could do, it was either Leya or Dawn and I chose Dawn. So what is the black wolf wasn't there? Then what could have happened.Over the next few days I stayed at home Dawn got better quickly.Jhan had agreed to keep Dawn a secret from the higher court, Jereum did whatever Jhan did so I guess got lucky at that. Tia on the other hand was just all round sympathetic. She was in support of my relationship with Dawn but at the same time she felt bad. I could see the pitiful