We 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 she showed it to us. All of Vanna’s visions she draws for us to visualize it. We both look at the drawing, it’s a shooting star, no more like a meteor shower.
"There will be a meteor shower?" Van asked, amazed. "Woah, haven't seen one for years."
Vanna nodded. “I don’t know. I haven’t figured it out but it’s like there will be a war and I saw stars falling. ”
“That’s weird,” Mom said. “We should send it to the council along with the other owl. They must have seen something connected to yours. ”
The conversation ended there and we went back to watching, well I wasn't watching because I was spacing out until I heard Via say, "Van already has a girlfriend."
They all looked at me.
“No,” I denied it. "It's not like that, okay?" I tried explaining. And told them everything about Cassandra, all the details except the part of my dream.
Cassandra started telling everyone at school that she’s my girlfriend. I tried to play the role of a boyfriend which I actually failed. I never had a girlfriend, and don’t feel like I needed one because we’re vampires. We don’t fall in love, but somehow we know how to love.
My father and my mother are cousins and they weren’t in love when they got married but as time passed by they learned how to love. Besides don, purebloods cannot mate with humans if we want to continue our lineage. We need to actually marry our cousins, or relatives so as not to lose our blood. I don’t think I would marry. I think of joining my mother's research team right after this life. I’m tired of being a student.
"Missing, disappeared?" my Dad again. "That's not possible."
“I’ve seen it,” I said in words. “Have you seen something like that in your visions, Vanna?”
“I haven’t. Maybe she’s a wolf? ”
“I haven’t heard of a wolf who can do that,” Van clicked his tongue “How about ghosts?”
I was just shaken. I actually don’t know. Mom said she would research it and suggested that we should watch her for a while before reporting it to the council.
"You can actually see her for yourself," Via said after a while. "I invited her to dinner tomorrow, so I guess we have a feast!"
She was the only one happy about it. I was too, but still trying to figure out why.
“She’s giving me a headache,” Vanna said as soon as Cassandra stepped into our house. We all looked at each other while I was shocked by what I saw in Cassandra's eyes which was immediately replaced by a smile.
“I’m sorry,” she apologized, innocently. "I didn't get it but if you want me to leave ---"
“No, my sister is not used to people-humans. She usually spent her time at home. ” Van explained. Though, I'm not sure if that is really the reason. I sensed something behind those words.
"And, your blood is that strong," Dad commented. “I am Vince Fear, and this is my wife Vina Fear. Nice to meet you! ”
They shook hands.
“We’ve heard a lot about you, dear,” My mom kissed her on her cheeks.
“I am Vanna, sorry about a while ago. Didn’t mean to be rude. ” Vanna nodded a bit.
Cassandra smiled. "No, it's alright."
“Okay, welcome to our humble home,” Via said, with a proud look while I just let them speak on their own.
“Come, join us for dinner,” Mom offered. "We cooked a lot for you."
“No, it’s okay. Thank you! ” She waved his hand as if to say no. "I mean, I ate a lot before going in here because I know you don't eat," she said shyly.
Dad started chuckling, “Oh, yeah right. We don’t.”
“Though, I can wrap them up and take them home if that would be alright so it won't be a waste. How about that? ” she said it with a smile again. The smile never really left his face. I must say she is pretty, but beautiful when she smiles.
"Sure why not. Vlad will help you go home, right Vlad? ” Mom looked at me. "She's your girlfriend."
"Oh, no," she said quickly. "No. I’m sorry. I’m just playing with Vlad and he doesn’t want to. Just for fun, nothing serious. No falling in love, ”she explained.
I got irritated. I really hate her, don’t know why.
“No, it’s okay. I’d like to see my son having a girlfriend in this lifetime, ”Dad said, as if it’s the best thing in the world.
“But, yeah, no to falling in love but you are always welcome here,” Dad added.
I'm not sure if it's a trap, or if they do like her. Who wouldn’t like her?
“For me, he doesn't like me. He’s so cold to me. Though, I still like him, ”she looked at me. I looked away. I don’t know how to stare at her eyes without helping myself.
“Aww,” Mom commented. "Anyway, what would you like to do since you don't want to eat?"
"Uhm, I'm here for stargazing actually," She turned to Via and nodded. “Via said you have a telescope that could actually see the solar system. I just want to try. ”
“Oh, that. I see, ”Van nodded. “No one uses it. It's just Kuya. Is stargazing also your hobby?”
"Yeah, I somehow feel like I'm home whenever I stare at the sky, the universe." I felt the sadness in her voice. I don't even know about his family. Never got the chance to ask.
“What do you mean by that?” Vanna reacted.
“Oh, nothing. Just a metaphor. I just miss my family. They are in another place,” she explained.
When I looked at Vanna, she didn't seem convinced. Has she ever seen anything like this in her visions? Dida he see anything in Cassandra's eyes? Vanna can see the future of a human just by looking at their eyes.
“I guess Vlad will bring you to the top. So that you can bond as well, right son? ” Dad said.
I just nodded since it looks like I can't do anything. I felt like I was the one who needed to be away with her for a while so they could talk.
Vanna already left. She went straight to the library, our place to talk. It’s actually soundproof not only to humans but also to vampires so I won’t be able to hear them. I invited her to go up, or to say she went up first after Via pointed the way to the attic.
Our house is made of glass, from the doors to the windows and even the furniture. But not the ordinary glass you know. We cannot be seen from the outside, and the glass keeps the ray of the sun away from us. It is also equipped with cameras, automatic bullets and arrows that would fire when an intruder steps inside.
"Where's the attic?" she asked when he reached the second floor. "Wow, never thought vampires love glass," she said excitedly as he looked at and touched every glass we passed.
I was shaken, as if she had just seen that. It's a good thing, they turned off the alarm but one by one the bullets went out.
Our house is actually equipped with sensors, since vampires don’t reflect on glass. We placed a sensor that would recognize us as the owner. And those people that wouldn’t be recognized are already an intruder. Maybe, they are talking if they will put her on the sensor or would identify her as an intruder the next time she steps in.
“Here,” I opened my room. She peeked first before she entered.
“Oh, this is your room. It’s plain and cold, ”she commented, though I never asked. It’s really plain. I’ve only got a king size bed covered with a white and blue bed sheet. A table with a pile of books and then a shelf of books at the corner. There is also nothing hanging on the wall, it is just plain blue.
"Where's the— wow!" amazed, she said when I pulled out the shelf where the stairs are located. him. She didn't wait for me to speak and she went up first.
“Oh my God !!!!!” I heard her shout.
Deafening! This woman is really annoying. To tell you, she is always hyper and noisy. I don't even know how long Via can last, maybe because Via is also like her and now she found someone to talk to.
“Come on! Let’s start!” She pointed to the telescope.
"Do you like to know what the mirrors are for?" I asked. The attic was not that big. It’s like a studio type covered with mirrors from the floor, to the wall, up to the ceiling.
“Why is it a big deal? I mean - Oh my God! ” She stopped moving when I clicked the sensor. He just gaped. "It's just," she smiled. "Feels like heaven." I heard her whisper.
The mirrors weren’t put there without a purpose. It’s installed with a sensor, that when you click the remote the mirror will give you the 3D view of the universe or any view you like as long as it’s installed.
I watched her move around the place, feeling the stars, comets, asteroids, the galaxy like they were all real.
She had the most genuine smile I haven’t seen for a hundred years, just by looking at her I somehow learned how to smile again.
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.
Vladimir’s POVI still had tears in my eyes when the place changed. This time I was standing in front of a church. I had memories of growing up as a human and I remember praying the Lord’s prayer yet I never learned how to pray on my own.The old me stood there for a minute until I walked to the side of the church, where I found myself entering a gift shop, though I wasn’t able to enter because of the strong force that’s keeping me outside.“I mean no harm,” The old me said to a young lady. “I just want to ask something, to know something. People talk, their stories lead me to you, you must be Mira.”“What does a Fear need in me?”"I need ingredients and spells to summon an angel."Summon an angel, I summoned an angel?I haven’t seen how, but the next pictu