After the whole story telling, I went to bed with Bat escorting me towards our chamber. We rested ourselves after the long day journey, not forgetting those awkward conversation that made me smile non-stop ear to ear. Wait, why was I feel that way? He's a total jerk! I couldn't fall in love with that bad-mouthed kiddo who always getting on my nerves, always made me sulk but, somehow, he's reliable. Well, he's always there when I need him, always console me when I was down, always save me from misfortune so, I thought of one thing that maybe I could endure his vulgar words even though sometimes it depressed me.
Finally, twilight took place. I woke up hurriedly, washed my face and went to see mom to seek for her advice. I knocked her room and she said, "Come in." I entered the room, quivering was the only thing I could do. I was so scared to ask for something that couldn't let my mind be at ease.
"What is it darling?" She with her usual smile greeted me as I walked in inside her chamber.
"Will you give me a piece of advice?" I asked.
"Aww, everything for my cute daughter!" She hugged me.
"Well, my feeling is insecure," I explained.
"Hmmm... How do you feel when you are with him?" She smiled again and this time, a bit softer.
"Uhh..." I blushed. " Well, I feel very safe."
"What do you think about him?" She asked.
I hesitated at first, but then, I answered, "Well, put away the bad mouth, he's kind of protective and manly."
"Do you feel embarrassed when you're with him?" She asked again.
"Well, sometimes," I replied bluntly.
"Does your heart pounds when you see him?"
"Well then, you're in love with him," She smiled. "Finally! My cold-hearted son. Why don't you go and meet him."
"What for?" My face flushed.
"Well, just in case..." She answered with a naughty grin.
"Well, I... Uh... I don't know," I hesitated. "I think, I need a stroll to clear away my thoughts," I stood up and headed towards the door-way.
"Good luck!" She cheered.
I was walking aimlessly, staring towards the full-moon which was very beautiful that night, shone to it brightest that attracted people's attention. Suddenly, a were-wolf came out out of the blue and paced towards me, "You, Lady Natalya?"
I nodded as horror started running through my veins, I quivered. He picked me up and took me away that I could do nothing but scream.
"Let me go!" I shouted.
"No. Sir Dracula wants to see you," He replied.
"What? Why?" I asked.
"No asking and silently follow me," He answered.
I obediently followed him and I did hear Hans was shouting for my name from afar but I ignored it. I walked and walked until we were out of sight. I wonder why did Dracula wanted to see me since I was nothing just a useless vampire.
To be continued.
I took a deep breath and finally explained briefly about my life, "Well, before my awakening as a vampire, everyone was very good towards me. Well, since you're a vampire yourself even though you are a new-leveled one, you might experience awakenings right?". He nodded. I continued, "Until it's time for my awakening, my father whispered that 'I don't have to do it if that makes me unhappy. I'll protect you even if it costs my life'. The next day, I was presented upon the Dracula and was given a human that they had captured to show my proof of being an adult vampire. That day, I refused to drink the blood of that human and the whole vampire and the Dracula said that I couldn't stay there no more. Well, I was awaken 4 years ago so, I had been enduring those bullies for 4 years. But then, my father exchanged places with me and the very next day, Cyano came to feed me with bloods that he got. Her sisters always came to bully me since then and as an apology, he had come to serve me those blood."
He finally said, "But, why didn't you suck his blood?"
"Because, I could feel his fear, his horror. I didn't like his expression," I replied. "Now's your turn."
He who was sitting in front of my finally muttered, "The day when we were found, I couldn't remember anything except the bunch and my very own name. I don't know how, back then, I was the only one who had awaken as a complete vampire, a new-leveled vampire. The bunch's powers was awaken when they're in their 10th birthday. Before the awakenings, everyone was looking down on us. Since that I was the oldest and was the only one who wield that prowess, I need to protect them and that's how I became a bully. Since that I couldn't stand them being weak, I bullied them so that they can be stronger. Dad always pushed me back then since I was the only one who's strong back then so, I couldn't feel the sensation of being a normal kid. Being pushed towards something that you didn't want and finally, expressed my stress in the wrong way by bullying them. They didn't mind the bullying at all and just bear with it. Even so, I'm glad that dad treated me that way since I could protect them when they were weak."
"I see. So, what's with 'that' thing about?" I finally asked.
He was hesitated at first but finally, let out a sigh and answered, "You know, since that I was the strongest especially in mind-control, I used that to... You know, made them do embarrassing stuffs like being lovey dovey and such."
His eyes were staring towards the checkered floor, and was kind of embarrassed about his statement.
"Laugh all you like since I'm the devil of the house," He covered his face with his right palm. I burst in laughter and leaned behind his back. I could feel his heart beating fast since that mine was also doing the same. I hope that that time could stop for a moment when finally, the door was opened and all the seven figures stood in front of us, giving a sly smile. Mom came towards me and gave that warm embrace of hers.
"You poor thing. Mom will never leave your side, ever!" She replied.
"MOM?!" Hans exclaimed, a bit astounded.
"Well, you're just too cunning to pretend that it was nothing when you really are in love with that girl?" She smiled.
His face flushed very brightly and he retorted furiously, "I never said that?!
"Oho, can you prove it?" Kyle walked in. "With that kind of posture, there's no doubt!"
Lyle joined the mocking, "Miss Natalya, how does it feel to be Mrs. Royard?"
Ruth came and hugged me, "Big bro you're sly! Don't keep all the romance to yourself when this lady is so cute!"
I could feel an evil aura emitted from Hans body. He stood up and said, "You guys really don't know how to value your life."
Charle, Luce and Luca retorted simultaneously with that anxious look on their faces, " We aren't involved!"
"Of course you are. If not, why are you guys here?!" His face showed that of the fearful tiger who would rip off his prey anytime he wanted.
"Lady Natalya, we begged for your mercy," Ruth said while hugging me tightly.
Hans came and separated me from Ruth and said with the aura still lurking around him, "Oh, well then, you really want to experience 'it' right?"
Ruth gave that puppy eyes of his towards me, giving an emotional attack. I gulped and said, "Instead of bullying them, take me instead.". I didn't understand why was I being so bold. If he did something outrageous... No!
"No! Who knows what'll Big Bro do towards you! His a guy and you're a girl! It's not worth it and we want to keep you in the way you are now until he officially married to you!" Charle persuaded.
"What the hell?! They way you're describing me as if I'm a gigolo or something," He muttered and his tone kind of off.
I blushed. Bat finally found me and hugged me with all his might, "Mistress! You should be sleeping by now! And what's the fuss?"
The atmosphere grew into an intense silence, the feeling of inconvenience. break up the silence, saying, "Hans, promise me that you won't hurt them?"
He frowned and finally said, "If you're looking for me, I'm in my room. Oh, I won't bother those child-like bunch. So 'uncool'." He smirked as he paced away from us.
All of them let out a sigh of relieve that they were saved from that deadly abuse of his. For now...
To be continued.
My expectations never ceased from that vampire hunters when I finally entered they enormous manor with full of luxuries, that the manor was nicely decorated and the furniture were those of that antiques of English style even though we're in the Orient. I was sent to my room where the room was designed beautifully as that of a princess. Since that dawn had finally took place, I was about to have my slumber when finally Hans' mom went on knocking the door and entered with a slight creak was heard from the door.
"It's been a while since I've been chatting with a girl since that everyone in the house are all men," She gave that gentle smile of hers.
"Same here," I paused. "Don't you think that you're living in a harem? Well, all of them are grown-ups now."
The mother chuckled and said, "Yeah, I did think of it sometime. Oh, please call me mom just to decrease that awkwardness and I had always longing for a daughter you know."
"Can I?" My eyes shone happily since that I had no one whom I could call mom since my mom died after giving birth on me.
"Of course you can!" We finally embraced.
The door flung abruptly and let out a loud crash while six statures of men (Not including Hans) fell on the floor, looking at us with an unbelievable look. Both mom and I burst in laughter.
"Sorry for barging in in a rudely manner. I'm Luca Crowford and this is my twin, Luce," One of the two twins finally spoken.
"I'm Kyle, these are my brothers, Lyle and Charle Swift."
"How do you do?" Lyle gave a slight bow.
"I'm Ruth Russel. Nice to meet'cha. You seemed to be around the same age as I am. How old are you?" He asked.
"I'm 18," I replied passionately.
"Hey, Ruth. Guess that she's one year older than you. You don't have to flirt on her," All of the three twins laughed.
"Does that means that Hans is 20?!" I asked, almost shouted.
"Well yeah, he didn't tell you?" Charle replied, a bit shocked.
"No..." I paused. "Say, what did he mean by 'THAT' just now?" I bluntly asked.
Suddenly, the atmosphere died when all of them including mom gave that depressed look and a gloomy aura seemed to emitted from their body and started to lurk around the entire room. Did I say a taboo?
Luce finally uttered, "Since that she's now one of our family, why not tell her about it?"
"I won't decline if you want to," Kyle agreed.
"Well, the one who suggests gets the honor," Ruth smirked.
"Well, here goes nothing... You know, the most horrifying way to bully people that only he alone can do is..." Before Luce could finish his statement, Hans barged in and kidnapped me, masculinely carried me while saying, "If any of you dare say a word about it, I'm gonna make sure you'll experience 'IT'," He sneered and fled with me in his hold. Everyone frowned and was looking at us while our figure started to diminish throughout the horizon.
We finally arrived at an empty wrong, probably a storage room. He put me down and I deliberately slapped him with tears in my eyes. He said nothing and just stared at me with his usual look on his face. For a few moments, silence took place and finally, his voice broke up the silence, "I deserve that I guess."
"Why won't you let me know about it?" I muttered with my voice chocked at my throat.
"That supposed to be my line long ago. Why won't you? Consider that we are event now?" He replied in a high tone.
I was quite astounded since that that was the first time he had ever raised his voice over me, "I don't want you to pity me. I don't want that sapphire eyes of yours looking at me with that sad look!"
"Same goes to me. That red eyes of your had always shed tears over something trivial and even if I tell you anything about it, you can't even change a thing," Hans was staring sharply towards my eyes.
I hesitated but, I didn't want this agitation to continue no longer.
"You... don't trust me? You don't want to share those pain of your with me? I promised Bat that I'll make you happy," He uttered sadly.
"I trust you!" I retorted.
"Then, tell me. Share that pain of yours with me," He replied.
"If I tell you, will you promise to do the exactly same thing?" I asked.
"Cross my heart," He finally smiled.
The story of our past would be opened soon. The pain we had felt when we were weak, when we were powerless. The pain that we could never erase it from our wit. That pain, that exasperation, we're about to share it together.
To be continued.
Well, as usual, after he was well-fed, it's time for me to search for something to stuff my empty stomach from grumbling violently and to make sure that I wouldn't pass out later. This time, my prey was a middle-aged woman who sold bread who was walking nearby, selling her bread as her usual routine. We dragged her towards a secluded area and I had my feast that very moment. This time, Hans left two needles as the evidence and smeared them with tit-bits of her blood, talk about sneaky.
"What are we to find in the east?" I asked.
"Well, it's been a while since I've meet with the bunch and my parents," He answered briefly.
"Huh?! Wait, what bunch?? Parents??!" I said, almost screamed.
"Don't worry, my father used to be a Dracula in certain province and my mother's a mere human," He replied convincingly.
"Is that how you get a new-leveled vampire? I mean, a Dracula and a human..."
"Well, they're my foster parents. Whenever I asked them about my real parents, they just shook their heads and said they know nothing of the sort. I was found in the middle of the bloody corpses. Well, do you expect me to remember something that a three-year-old child could never get to remember?" He said with that weird expression on his face.
"And the bunch?" I asked.
"Oh, they're with me that time too. Since that I was the oldest there, If I'm not mistaken, I was 3 years old by that time and the others most of them are twins. We had done that blood test and each of us do not share the same blood except for the twins. Two twins of two-year-old, Three twins of one-year-old and a baby, maybe a few days. That's how we were found," His face was somewhat gloomy by that time.
Bat came from the our backs and landed on my right shoulder, saying, "There's no people around here."
"Of course, this place is prohibited from the mere beings to interfere," He uttered.
"Will they by chance will attack me? I mean, I'm a vampire and you guys are vampire hunters," I asked bluntly.
"Well, if I didn't attack, they won't. Because they know that I'm their leader since that our father can never stay still at a place."
Somehow, this meeting his family thing was making me a bit nervous despite of his statement just now that was quite unconvincing.
Finally, after a long journey, we finally arrived at his so-called house when he was young even though that the house was still his home. Once he knocked the door and named himself, the door flung abruptly and six male figures and a woman came to greet him with smiles on their faces.
"Hey, big-bro! It's been a while since you're home," One of them finally spoken.
"Shut-up. I was just around here so i decided to ditch-in my plans and finally came here," He replied with that monotonous look on his face.
"Either way, you are always welcomed to be here. My, I never expect to meet my daughter-in-law this quick especially when it is 'YOU' who take her in," A middle aged woman greeted him with her motherly smile.
Hans went on blushing and finally retorted, "I would never marry such a klutzy vampire who's very useless. She's just my food-supply."
"Never mind Big-bro. Since that she's just a food-supply and nothing more, can we play with her? She's kind of cute y'know," One of three twins muttered a bit sarcastic.
"Dare lay a hand on her and feel the wrath of the bully. What would it be this time? Bungee-jump? Tie you upside-down? Or, you prefer 'THAT' one?" He let out a smirk.
All of them turned pale and retreated a few pace backwards away from him, retorting simultaneously, "We're sorry Big Bro! We will never dare try!"
Somehow I was kind of envy of him for living in such glee and lively atmosphere where I could never retrieve it no matter how much I wanted it. I burst in laughter while hugging Bat and said, "I'm sorry. It's just that, you guys look so cute."
All of them, including Hans and the mother, were frowning and was staring towards each other. Well, I guess it would be the best thing to get to know his family but one thing that concerned me most, how did a new-leveled vampire was produced?
To be continued.
That morning, we didn't even utter a word since that I got so angry that I avoided myself from getting near him or even tried to talk to him. I wasn't sure of what he was feeling about it but as far as I know, as if he cared about that! His words, his sneer, his mocking and sarcastic attitude, how could I not be angry?
After I went to sleep, I woke up feeling a bit refreshed. I went to a nearby mirror to check whether if he bit me or not. I shifted my collar, trying to search for any bite-mark but couldn't find any. I got so curious that I went on searching for him without having a slight thought of 'what would he do this time?'.
"Hans, where are you?" No reply was heard. I paced towards the couch and found him sleeping on it with both of his eyes were shut, he was in deep sleep. I examined his face and he looked kind of... Defendless. I didn't know how long I was staring towards him until finally twilight took place and he slowly shifted his eyes, staring at me. I jerked backwards and was blushing endlessly.
He was staring at me with that sleepy look on his face, "What time is it now? and why are you staring at me like that?"
I was still blushing, halted like a statue. He shoved away his gray hair away from his forehead, covering his eyes with his right hand and stayed in that posture for quite a while.
"Hey, are you okay?" I asked.
"I'm fine. It's just that, I'm tired since I haven't drink any blood for quite a while... I guess my energy drained out," He let out a heavy sigh.
I turned my back towards him and shifted my collar to offer him my blood, "Here."
"After what I had said to you?" He asked, quite in a shocking manner.
"It's okay. To see you in this shape is the worse. I'll forgive you. Bat's still asleep and please hurry," I insisted.
Without a further warning, he sunk his fangs into my neck and sucked my blood until he satisfied. I did let out a low moan since it was kind of hurt. Suddenly, he stopped and released me. I tried to turn back but he stared away, saying, "Don't look at me." I could see that he was blushing.
"Why did you stop? Was it because I moaned? Sorry, I didn't mean too..."
He cut my words, "It can't be helped since that it's kind of hurt."
Silence took place for quite a while until I finally said, "Well, I don't mind if you want to suck my blood when I was asleep. But, make sure that I get enough blood later." I smiled towards him.
He nodded as an agreement and wiped his mouth with his right hand, still blushing. Bat who was finally awaken was flying towards me with the usual smile on his face, "Mistress! Morning!" I hugged him back and replied him with the same thing. He noticed that Hans was still blushing and asked, "Did I missed anything special?"
"Nope. Everything is just normal," I answered.
Hans face went redder than usual as he stood up and said, "I need to wash. Be right back."
I smiled and okay-ed his statement.
To be continued.