Scroll: Chasing Destiny
Dixie smiled happily. She found a handsome young man sitting in a pasture. She snuck a little closer to him, studying his movements. He was sketching the scenery almost perfectly.
“What’s this?” he asked. Dixie followed his reach with her eyes and gasped. He had procured Vampire Heart from the soil, rubbing the dirt off its face. “It’s Vampire Heart!” he gasped, nearly dropping the necklace.
“How could you know that?” Dixie asked, unintentionally revealing her presence.
He smiled when he saw the woman, “You don’t remember me, Dixie?”
“Remember you?” Dixie looked thoughtful for a second then smiled, “Mistress Naoko’s adorably kid brother, Yoshi, right?”
He smiled, “That’s right.”
“You found the necklace, aren’t you going to…” Dixie blushed and looked down at the ground.
Yoshi slipped the necklace around his neck, “It’s a family heirloom, right?”
“That it is,” Dixie said quietly. She couldn’t help but adore how much Yoshi had grown since he was but a boy. He grew into a handsome young man with an eye for beauty. How could a human possibly make her blush so much?
“How would this work? The owners of this necklace were all women before me,” Yoshi mused.
“Maybe it’s about time for some equality?” Dixie asked hopefully.
Yoshi met her gaze, “Are you asking to be mine?”
“I want you to tell me to be yours,” Dixie said intensely, trying to not fluster up with emotion.
“Dixie, I command you to be my pet,” Yoshi said as evenly as his tone would allow.
“Yes, Master,” Dixie said happily as the Human Heart formed around her neck.
“What brings you out here?” Yoshi asked. He was gathering all of his art supplies and ordering them inside of his book bag.
“I don’t really know. We were fighting newborns and something told me to go, and here I am,” Dixie shrugged, not really remembering what had happened.
“You were drawn to me like Vicente to Naoko and Jaden to Rakela,” Yoshi said with a smile.
“Can you blame me?” Dixie asked coyly.
Yoshi frowned as he took a look at the sky, “It wasn’t cloudy a moment ago. This is a bad omen.”
“Naoko! Vicente!” Dixie gasped as she remembered what she had run away from. “Yoshi, we have to go! They’re all in grave danger!”
“What kind of danger?”
“Vampire hunters!” Dixie huffed. “Come on!”
Scroll: Choosing a Side
The fiery vampire stepped onto the enemy’s property. He had seen how they drugged the entire party of vampires, the half vampire and one human. It was time that he drew the line. He had let them point fingers at vampires for murders one too many times.
He walked slowly through the leaves. He felt his body temperature rising as he drew closer to the basement door. Most likely he would find the entire group of kidnapped bound and gagged.
As intelligent as those vampire hunters could be he doubted that they had picked up on any of the vampire’s powers. There was a very powerful lot among their captives, including the young human girl.
He glared up at the pathetic excuse for a lock, hitting it with a stream of fire. Within seconds the lock panged to the ground and he took entrance to the basement.
“This looks more like a crypt or a tomb,” he remarked as he passed a large stone table. He stopped, and then turned to take a second look at the table. He could smell blood, blood that was old and hardened.
He stopped using his night vision to see in the dark and conjured another flame that sat on the palm of his hand. The table was black, made of obsidian and it was stained with blood.
“It’s an alter for sacrifice!” he stepped backward, not able to fully take in what that find had met. He backed up another step, and then took in a deep breath. He was there to pick a side and seeing that gruesome ornament was more than enough to stir the dark emotions needed to hate somebody.
He continued down the hall and stopped when he smelled human blood. It had been quite some time since he had taken it upon himself to feed. It was a woman, no doubt. Men hardly roused his interest since their smell wasn’t as fragrant even though he’d probably killed more men than women out of morality.
He took another step, his flame still lighting his path, and found a cell. Inside was the woman he smelled. She was gorgeous and dark-skinned, her hair long, black and silken. She had soft features and a delicious smell.
He couldn’t leave her locked up. He was certainly not going to allow this beautiful woman to be sacrificed on that altar. With little effort, the fiery vampire melted the lock to her cell and slid the door open. He slipped inside of her cell, knelt down beside her and checked for a breath and pulse. Under her eyes were dark black marks called kohl—a tradition from ancient Egypt that showed rank.
He lifted her with ease and cradled her against his chest, “If you can hear me, my name is Will and I am here to rescue you from these vampire hunters.”
“Thank you,” she weakly whispered in an accent Will was not quite familiar with.
Will blushed, “You’re welcome.” He sighed when he felt her fall back into deadweight having passed out from probably no food or water in weeks, maybe even months.
Will froze when he stumbled into the next room. One human and two vampires were on the ground and both nearly dead. “What the…”
“Will, behind you!” Vicente shouted, but was too late. Will was attacked from behind by Edward and Ming who were just coming down the stairs.
“It seems he’s found our little surprise,” Ming said sadly, referring to the girl Will was carrying.
“Put them both in the empty cell,” Dane grumbled as he finally came to. He glared over at Vicente who had knocked him unconscious a few hours before.
“What if they’re a pair?” Edward asked.
“If they were a pair the one identified as Will would have left with her and not turned back,” Dimitri said as he came down the stairs.
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