I slowly opened my eyes as I heard her voice in my mind. She wasn't by my side anymore, and I stretched my legs and my arms slowly, yawning a little. Then I jumped out of the bed and opened the curtains, looking out. The sky was still colored with reds and purples. It was so pretty. I made my way to my closet and took off a red medieval blouse, all made of velvet, and nice medieval black pants, put my black shoes, and made my way downstairs.
As soon as I got there, I sat the cherry oak piano. It was grand, amazing, beautiful. Tears came to my eyes as I stared at it, wordless. I couldn't express the happiness and surprise that I was feeling. I walked slowly to it and ran my fingers on it. It was so luxurious. It must have cost so much, I thought.
Slowly turning around, I saw the casket. Such a beautiful color, and again, so gorgeous. I slowly made my way to it and touched it too, then turned toward Tay and saw the cloak.
"Blue velvet..." I finally managed to whisper. I walked to her and stopped, inches away from her. "Tay, this is too much..." I whispered again. "I'll never be able to thank you enough for all of this."
"You don't have to. I have one more thing for you." I said to him.
I pulled the box out and opened it showing him the ring. I took it out and took his hand into my own and as I slid it onto his finger I said, "I promise with this ring that I will always love you and take care of you no matter what."
I sighed, barely noticing that she was leaving. A single tear ran on me cheek as she closed the door, and I sighed.
Waiting to be sure that she was now far enough, I slowly walked out, keeping the cloak on my back and the ring on my finger, playing slowly with it, I sat down on a bench and looked at the road. I stared at the mortals, who were walking by and barely noticing the immortal sitting down on a bench in his own property, no light around him not to make any surnatural look to his own self. I sighed and wiped away the tear that was still on my cheek.
I knew already that she had left a letter and what was in it. I heard it from her mind while she was writting. Yet, another of my beloved ones that was ending up hurt by me, hurt by my incapacity of forgetting the past.
I closed my eyes and used the mind gift to see her, sitting on the beach, crying. Such painful sight. Still using the mind gift, I moved her coat on her shoulders, in a way that she wouldn't think that it was me at all, then after a few minutes of looking at her, I looked around and noticed flowers.
I used the mind gift to gather them and make them fly around her slowly, knowing that no mortal was close enough to see it. I made them slowly and softly touch her skin and move away, as if the wind was making them dance, then made them land around her in the shape of a heart, her being in the middle of all of this.
I lifted my head to see the flowers flying around me and landing finally in the shape of a heart around me. I knew it could only be my one true love. I smiled softly. I was overreacting to the way he was feeling. He had the right to feel this way about his long lost beloveds. Louis had left him to practically die...their relationship is on and off again. I had to be strong for him. I had to comfort him. Tay you shoudl be ashamed of yourself for being such a little snot. He has the right to feel the way he does when it comes to his children. You're supposed to be the one that comforts him and you failed. Go to him you idiot. I thought to myself in a battle of right and wrong.
I stood and then ran to find him. I had to tell him I was sorry when I saw him sitting on the bench in the dark, his cloak on his shoulders, the ring on his finger. I stood in front of him. Tears flowing down my cheeks. "Lestat...I'm...I'm sorry. I forget that I'm not the only one that has problems. These are your children that you are allowed to mourn for. I'm such an idiot for thinking that you can easily put it behind you."
I slowly started to walk around my room and opened a desk to find a small jewel box.
In it, there was one of my first rings ever, with a small red ruby on it. There was also one beautiful cameo showing a woman that was looking a little like her, it wasn't wanted but it was just perfect for her. There was also a small necklace with more ruby on it, as well as earings. And finally, a heart, crimson heart made of ruby too.
I gave the box to her without opening it.
I opened the box and saw the ring, the cameo, and the necklace and earrings, and the crimson heart. I gasped at its beauty and looked at him with tears in my eyes. "Lestat...you didn't have to get me this. I thank you for it though. Its all so beautiful." I said to him.
I moved to him to allow him to put the necklace on me and if he wanted to the other jewelry that was in the box.
I slowly moved behind her and kissed the back of her neck, then wrapped my arms around her. "Don't worry, ma chérie. It is fine. I am well right now. I just thought that opening myself to you would help you to understand me." I said softly. I kissed her neck again and simply let my head on her shoulder, closing my eyes.
"And if you ever want to create another vampire, just make sure you truly love him. It is something important. Make sure that this person is sane enough to be able to go through eternity. That's what I forgot. That's why Nicolas died." I smiled sadly.
I went silent for a few seconds, thinking. Thinking about Louis, wondering if he was fine. Then thinking about Mona and Quinn. Were they still together? I wasn't even knowing. Then my thoughts drifted to Gabrielle. Where was she?
I sighed softly.
"I love you, ma belle. Je t'aime. From the bottom of my immortal heart."
I finally allowed myself to calm down. His words were calming. "If I ever make another Lestat...Surely you would coach me through it." I said to him.
I went silent and then remembered someone telling me that we weren't allowed to make others. "I thought we weren't supposed to make other fledgelings?"
He was silent and possibly thinking. "I love you to my darling angel. Thank you for opening up yourself to me. I think I understand you alot better. There is no one that I desire more than you. Now I know what I have to deal with." I said to him.
I turned in his arms and leaned up to kiss him. "I'll never forget what I saw and what I felt. If you ever need to be alone for an hour or so let me know. If you want to try to find Louis then let me know." I said to him.
Those blue eyes of his sparkled and I leaned my head against his chest and just held him. "Shall we wipe tonights slate clean then?"
It was a beautiful night. One that shouldn't be wasted indoors as I practiced my violin. I walked outside and began to softly play the song I had wrote on my flight over here to New Orleans from my home state of Georgia. I stepped out onto the balcony and began to play the song. It was called "Midnight's Requiem." The song started off slowly and never went into much of a fast pace. It was one of passion for the midnight.
I enjoyed what I was doing and I really hoped my neighbor didn't mind. I would hate to be a bother to them.
I laughed at her comment and looked directly into her eyes. "Chérie, do I look like someone who follows Marius's rules?" I said in a clear and soft voice, still laughing. "And Marius didn't follow his own rule anyway. He turned Benji and Sybelle not that long ago. So who says I should follow those rules?"
I smiled softly and kissed her forehead. "I must go feed now, do you mind if I go alone?" I asked her softly. "I promise i'll be back soon.. And I'll keep my mind opened for you to know where I am."
I smiled and said, "Of course you may go alone. I just want to sit here and rest for a while. I'll probably be playing that piano of yours too."
I watched him closely and decided she would be alright with him gone. "I forget sometimes that you're a rule breaker." i said jokingly.
I laughed softly, fighting the need to tell him that it was impossible for me to get married. "I am not interested in weddings." I said smiling softly to him as I ran my fingers in his hair. "I don't want to get married. It isn't worth it."
I smiled again. Hunger was growing stronger inside of me and it was hard to fight it off.
I smiled at him. "I see. I think I'm deathly afraid of that big of a commitment too. Which was why my last relationship fell apart. Tell me of this friend of yours. I'm curious to know about her."
you never know. you might could marry that girl...if you really loved her. I thought towards how he felt about weddings.
I slowly pulled away and looked at him sadly. I wanted to tell him that was what I want, too. But I knew I couldn't. I knew I shouldn't. It could be mortal to him. But then again, I knew if I was saying no, he would think that I played with him. Wasn't what I wanted at all.
"I wish it was possible." I whispered. "I swear Damien, I promise I would never hurt you." I sighed deeply and walked a little away.
"I need to run an errand." I suddenly said softly to him. "Can you wait for me here? I promise I won't be long."
I smiled to him.
I was sitting on a park bench waiting for Lestat to return when I heard someone come up behind me. I couldn't turn around to see who or what it was but I felt a sharp pain in my neck. I started screaming desperately in hopes that Lestat would come help me.
This creature was taking my blood. I was growing weaker by the minute. Oh god, Lestat where are you. Something is attacking me. I cried out with my thoughts. Too bad Lestat wasn't a mind reader.
I felt the creature release me and I fell to the ground. Stay awake Damien. Lestat will be back soon. That is if you don't die from lack of blood.
I closed my eyes not once opening them lest the creature still be around me wanting to attack me more. I wanted to cry. I wanted to get to the hospital to find out what the hell attacked me. My breathing was shallow and labored. I felt myself become dizzy. "Lestat...where are you?" I whispered.
I walked to the bed and grabbed my cellphone again, putting it in my pocket. Never leaving it, as if anyone would need to reach me, it could be useful. Then, thinking a little, I took it out and again, made Samuel's phone number. "Hi Samuel. It's me again. Can you come by tomorrow evening, after the sunset? I have a new... friend and he might need your help to help him out for his public appearances. He wants to meet you. Parfait. Thank you. Tomorrow. Yes. Merci." I hung off. "It's all arranged. You'll meet him tomorrow. He will come over once the person he employed will be done washing everything off." I smiled softly and kissed him quickly. "He will be able to find the perfect reason. As for me, well.. it isn't the same. I said I was a vampire. It was easier to stay in the night." I laughed softly and pulled him close to me for a few seconds, whispering "Of course I'll join you. I'll wash you all over." then I pulled away and winked. "Your family doesn't need to know. I took care of my father all time he was alive. But it was easier.. He was blind. You stay around them for a while, then you tell them you moved away. You send them emails, and letter. You can do like Quinn did... and stay around them as much as you can. Remember, they will eventually realize that you aren't growing older.. But that will take time."
I took his hand and walked toward the hammock where I knew Tay was, then I softly kissed her forehead. "Tay, ma belle..." I whispered softly into her ear. "We'd like to know if you want to come with us feeding? I can feel the mortal blood into you, smell it.. But you might want to come with us anyway?"
I opened my eyes when he spoke my name. "I would love to. Damien. How are you dear? I hope you're not angry with me." I said to him.
I smiled at Lestat and said, "How long have I been asleep?"