I didn’t confront her. I was waiting for the right time so I just observed her. For the last few days, she became close to my sister Via. I warned Via about being too close to her and she told me she would eventually change Cassy’s memories in due time. She just really enjoys her company because she is so smart. She even told me that Cassy didn’t believe all the rumors we spread. Somehow, in the last hundred years she met someone again who she wanted to be friends with.
"I feel at peace when I am with her, like I've known her before." I remembered Via said in which my other sister Vanna agreed by saying, "Sometimes we meet the reincarnation of the people we've met before."
I didn't argue anymore. Usually, when Vanna speaks we just listen to her and we always ask her what to do. Sometimes, she would tell us but most of the time she wouldn’t, she would just give hints and warn us. Sometimes, she also doesn’t know how to interpret all her visions because mostly they are unclear. It’s just warning and signs.
I continued just watching her. I was annoyed because it’s been a week and I hadn’t gotten any information yet. She seems harmless. She was very cheerful, friendly and she knew almost everyone besides us. It's like her aura attracts people, that sometimes when you look at her all your negative energy will ease away. Or maybe I was just fascinated by the fact that after a long time, there was someone again who wasn’t scared of us no matter what she heard around her. I heard people saying that she should stay away from us but she kept on eating lunch with us. And I kept on staring at her when she’s not looking, realizing I can’t hold it anymore so after our class I asked her if we could talk outside.
I took her to the garden where I often hang out. Quieter and no eyes watched over us. I stopped wandering around and asked her, "Who are you?"
She stared at me like it was the most stupid question I’ve ever said. She even said her name.
“No, what are you?” I repeated.
She laughed. "What do you mean?"
"How do you manage to disappear?" I asked impatiently. Annoying! She’s not answering directly. "How do you even do that?"
I stared at her. She was wearing the uniform of our college with a black ankle boots. She always wore the same outfit, I always stared at her but only now did I notice her necklace. It was a mini glass hour, length of my index finger. I remember seeing it before but I just don’t know where.
"I don’t disappear," she replied simply.
"No?" I scowled. “Last time, I was sleeping in here. I know, even with my eyes closed you were there but Via and Van said that they were not with you. You were with them all along. It can’t be!” I yelled in annoyance. “What are you doing to me?”
The smile still lingered on her lips. “I’m not doing anything, Vladimir,” she said my name like it wasn’t my name, like it doesn’t belong to me. “I’m not, okay? Also, how could I be here? I just found out about this place right now. What are you saying?" she laughed.
"You are lying."
"I don't lie," she said with emphasis on every word. “And I’m not missing either, okay? I do not know what you're saying." She would have turned her back if I had not stopped her. I was startled by the flow of electricity when I touched her so I immediately let go.
"What?" she sighed. "Fine, you want to know the truth?" she said seriously which was also immediately replaced by a smile. "In one condition, you'll be my boyfriend for just a little time, not that long, just until I ask you to be."
I frowned. “Why would I do that?”
“I know that you are a vampire. All of your family.”
"You don't have proof."
She laughed, the kind of laugh that is irritating, as if I will not win against her.
“I have, why would I ask if I don’t have, right? You will just act as my boyfriend. It’s easy though you are not allowed to fall in love, okay?”
“As if,” I rolled my eyes. She's really annoying! I was irritated for no apparent reason. "Show me proof first, people will never believe in lies."
“They do. They actually believe that you are a drug-addict just by hearing it from others. So, I can start here at school. People will believe me if I say that you are a vampire. First, you don’t reflect on mirrors. Second, you don’t have a shadow. Third, they can’t take a photo of you. Fourth, you don’t have a heartbeat. Fifth, I can use my blood.” She gave me a satisfying smile.
“How many vampires are here? If I bleed myself, will they come?”
Damn! I tried to hide my frustration. She can’t bleed, we’re not the only purebloods who can smell her blood. Half-bloods can too and they’re just around. If they knew this is where the smell came from, I'm sure the lowkies would have raided this place. It’s too dangerous. Should I report him? Is she now a threat to us?
I sighed. ‘Why are you doing this?’
She looked straight at my eyes, and for the first time I saw sadness that reflects mine. When she dropped those words, “One, four, three,” my heart stole a beat.
Vladimir’s POVWe are in the living room. We were watching a series. Via kept on watching Vampire Diaries telling us how much she loves Damon. She seems to want to meet and write the Vampire Diaries to tell her something true.Mom and Dad kept on laughing at her. They’re both cool. Dad is actually a police detective, he mostly focuses on rare cases like us, the disappearance of people and the corpses found with vampire bites. He tried his best to divert the truth from them. Sounds unfair, but we can’t risk our life. While my Mom is a doctor in a hospital for vampires. She is the head of research that studies vampires and how we can survive the modern world.Van was sipping blood, while I was reading a book when Vanna came out of the kitchen. She brought her sketch pad and then s
Vladimir’s POV"Can you at least pretend just for a while," Cassandra started, as she sat across from the telescope.She was already done naming all the constellations, stars, and galaxies she’d seen through the telescope. She got tired of blabbering while I just watched her.Though, okay that’s a lie.I didn’t just watch her, I talked to her and for the first time we actually found something that we could talk to. I always loved the universe and never found someone who loves it just as much as I do.Earlier, we talked with sense, not that she’s been talking nonsense since the first time I met her but this is the only time we had a topic that we both like. Weird, I’ve felt like I’ve seen through her soul.She even told me all the stories of the constellations, each of them though I already know them.
Vladimir’s POV"She got a tattoo," Via said as she entered my room.It took her days to actually say that. I’ve been waiting like crazy because I’m dying to know. I did nothing but wait and cook for her everyday. I don't know, that woman is getting used to me cooking for her. She even wanted me to cook not only for her. Actually, she always gives the things I cook to the children at church."And," I said impatiently. "What covenant?"Then, she’s a witch—“It’s no symbol of covenant,” Via dropped it. She shook his head. “I’ve searched for it. Stan did and so did Mom. It’s not a symbol of a covenant or anything, not even a symbol of a wolf, ”she sighed. "It's just a tattoo of broken wings."“So, it’s nonsense?” I asked.“Yeah, sh
Vladimir’s POV The people believed the so-called epidemic and some of them even rushed to the nearest hospital to ask for a prescription. There’s no medicine to cure the virus, and no prevention so they also didn’t get it because normal doctors are still studying it - what they thought was a disease when it’s not. Though, there is really a cure and it’s our blood. When bitten by a vampire, using the vampire's blood it will heal but when the virus spreads only the human blood is the cure but that would make the human a vampire. The whole place declared no business for days because of what happened. They were so afraid so they bought a lot of stocks and hid inside their houses. I don't know how long people will do that but it's still a good decision especially and we're not sure when the half-bloods will start. They had better stay in their homes first. Mom and Dad were not yet
Vladimir’s POVI tried calling Mom and Dad but they didn't answer their phone. Van is patrolling the town together with Stan and the other vampires from our house. Via and Vanna are in the living room, talking about her visions. I told her about the shooting star today and the meteor shower next month but she told me that that wasn’t connected to half-bloods.There is something that will happen to the world but they still haven’t figured it out.What they have actually figured out is the war between half-bloods. They already know the hide-outs of the other half-bloods but they are still figuring out where their king’s hide-out is.It will happen in two days, so we started warning the people in the way they would believe.The Ruin already controlled the media, the police and even the palace because hide-outs of half-bloods were scattered all over the country.&
Vladimir’s POVI was spacing out. I can’t clearly think when I’ve reached the council but I’ve tried my best not to think of it for a while to focus on what’s happening.My Dad and Mom were already standing at the front gate waiting for us. We were joined by Stan and his brother as well as their parents who already went inside to lock the system. Vanna was also inside with the other owl.We left some guards outside the area to patrol while we locked the gate. Dad made a barrier out of fire to lock us from the outside and I saw him a while ago putting some fire on the ground. I freeze the inside of the area."Brother," Via reached for the box. When I opened it, it was blood from a human. “Mom bought some from the blood bank. We need it, you need it. ”I nodded and drank a bag of blood from a human. I felt the effect of it on my veins as
Vladimir’s POVAs the snowflakes fall, the half-blood runs towards us. Van and I both run towards the front door. As soon as the door closed, the arrows kept flying outside. We waited for them to come inside but it was only Ashlon who went inside. His companions were left outside, some of them were already lying on the floor. The explosion of planted bombs outside has also begun.I saw Dad draw his sword towards Ashlon. Mom and Van started to fight with the remaining guards while Via and I ran towards the center of the council. I have not been able to see the incident yet.I started freezing my way up to the tower. I know Stan and the others are all standing in the center while I go up the tower. It was my job after all, to go and wait inside the tower. I never used my full power before, I never thought I would use it.But they told me the great risk I will be taking if I will
Vladimir’s POVI woke up. I saw myself, lying on the ground, dead. After a minute, my eyes opened. It was only when I found myself in our old house that I realized I am dreaming. I am standing inside my dream, or maybe it wasn’t a dream, it was my memories.From our house, I suddenly went to the streets. I found myself standing on the crossroads going home. I noticed the woman walking behind me. She was wearing an ocean blue dress, the same dress I gave to - she’s Cassy. Cassandra, with brown long hair.They were walking towards me, no, they couldn’t see me. I am seeing my memories. Am I already dead? I tried to remember what happened. Is this what it looks like to be dead?Cassy, it’s Cassandra but there was something new about her. She was glowing, the blue light was shining around her. She was wearing a mini glass hour on her neck.