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kitten. He had to stop himself from scowling. His little kitten was sitting in a booth with his master and was chattering away nonstop. Godric was listening intently, smiling, answering softly and laughing a little every now and then. He watched silently. He didn't know how to react and what to say. His master was being entertained so he couldn't exactly find a fault with the situation. Godric watched with a slight smile, his childe seemed to sulk silently in a corner pretending to work around. Arya asked him with a wide smile, "May I get you a True Blood, Godric?" Godric blinked once. She asked that question with no hesitancy whatsoever, as if he wasn't a blood-drinking beast who was going to drink a poor substitute of blood in front of her. She acted in the most extraordinary ways, and it fascinated him to no end. He could feel his childe tensing up in the corner. Godric agreed with Eric's reaction, after all which child asked a vampire if they would like to drink something, it sounded like an offer. He watched Arya's soft and expectant smile and replied solemnly, "An A negative, please." He watched amazed how she nodded cheerfully and turned around and practically hopped away to get his drink. Godric looked at Eric with a carefully put blank face, Eric fiddled with the file he was going through and mumbled, "She doesn't work anywhere near the bar. This is the first and hopefully last time she is fetching someone a drink in my bar." Godric gave a small nod of understanding and soon enough the little girl was back with a warm True Blood for him and a glass of juice for herself. She smiled, "I asked my Auntie to get me that. I am not allowed to touch any of the synthetic blood or the alcohol, you see. I told my Auntie about you just now, she is so happy I have made a new friend." Godric smiled at the enchanting child. But the same thought went on in both maker and childe's minds, what kind of an aunt encouraged her fourteen year old niece to be friends with a vampire? What was wrong with her? While Godric kept him mouth diplomatically and politely shut, Eric didn't bother with it and asked incredulously, "Did you tell Ginger that your new, as you say, friend, is a vampire?" She blinked once and replied back monotonously, but Eric could easily detect her very well hidden sarcasm, "No, really? What else am I going to find in a vampire bar, Mr. Northman? Elves? Faeries?" She huffed, "Of course I told her Godric is a vampire and I also told her Godric is very kind, funny and friendly. Also that he hasn't been weird with me. She knows I am smart, Mr. Northman and she trusts my judgment implicitly." Eric glared at her and then turned back to his work. He couldn't really correct her, if he did it would be contradicting his little kitten's statements and that would be insulting to Godric. After all she did just compliment Godric so much.
The humming in his head continued to soothe his irritation and her scent of the ocean and cherry-blossoms mingling with Godric's own scent of forests and cinnamon worked like aroma therapy for him. It calmed him. So he continued to discreetly watch his maker and his little kitten. He was making observations to prove, or rather dispel the wild claim that Pam made. He watched as they laughed together. The usual signs of attraction were absolutely absent from Arya's behalf. She wasn't staring into Godric's eyes, her cheeks were not blushing, her pulse was steady, her hands were not touching Godric in anyway and neither was she leaning in towards him in anyway. Therefore it was obviously clear that Arya did not have a crush on Godric, she merely thought of him as a friend. A platonic friend. Besides, Godric thought of her as a little sister. His ears perked up as he heard her ask, "You have beautiful tattoos, Godric." He watched Godric look a little surprised and then quickly smile brightly at her compliments. He thanked her sweetly, "Thank you for saying so, Arya." She had a slight smile on her lips as she stated almost thoughtfully, Eric was beginning to realize that that particular look was Arya's spouting facts and observations without filtering them as they came out of her mouth, "Your tattoos look quite old, older than at least a five hundred years. Especially the one I can see peaking out of the collar of your shirt. It was made to look like a necklace and has a tribal design to it and was rather crudely drawn on your skin. Moreover the lack of color and the black ink of it say a lot. Nothing like modern technology. It is quite large too, and something that adolescents would never pick to put on their skins for the rest of their lives. It must have been very painful and if I am to assume it is older than five hundred years then the question arises, which kind of civilization or society would allow a sixteen year old boy to get a tattoo like that? Also you were obviously younger than sixteen when you got that tattoo. Therefore it has to be much older than that and that means you are older than that." Godric listened to her with a blank face. Not blank because he wanted to hide his feelings, but because her simple and unknowingly innocent words were digging up his past. But none of it was astonishingly enough hurting him. Like his memories always did, in fact Eric knew well enough to always avoid talking about his human past. He was in too much awe of the little girl's ability to observe and deduct. He was a puzzle to her and she was solving it, Godric in a way was thankful to her for voicing her thoughts instead of keeping them shut in her brain. He would rather have her be blunt and truthful to him, than think things about him in her mind, things which could be horrible and he wouldn't be able to defend himself to his new friend if she didn't voice her mysterious thoughts. Also now he could see the utter fascination both Eric and Pam felt for her and most importantly for her brain. She really was a genius. A jewel amongst the rather mundane humans. Her mind was brilliant to no comparison and he felt utter pride in her and knowing how Eric was very fortunate to have such a gem like her all to himself. He listened to her and watched her with gentle eyes. A humorous part of him that this precocious child had awakened pointed out exactly how easily she could keep Eric in line with that mind of her's alone, also she would give him all sorts of troubles and she would be Eric's equal in her own way. Eric might be a warrior in strength and personality, but this girl was a different kind of warrior in her own right. She could defeat the mightiest of opponents by her wit alone, without even lifting a finger in certain cases. His humorous side sniggered like a little boy at the future prospective situations Eric would have to face via this little girl. Eric on the other hand had panicked the very first second she started talking about Godric's tattoos. The familiarly painful buzzing started, he felt an emotion akin to fear,
there was that fight or flight urge in his body again. His mind was telling him to expect danger from the vampire in the room and his body tensed in anticipation, he had to somehow escape with his Arya. To keep Arya safe and then come back to calm Godric down. His mind suddenly showed him a flash of his past, he had once touched the red brand like scar on his master's back; Godric had snapped and broke his wrist accidently. Later Eric learnt to never ask about his master's body art. But as time went on Eric deduced much about his young looking master and his mysterious but infinitely sad and painful past, he knew and understood. He didn't ask Godric about it and continued to love his master as always. Years later Godric told Eric almost everything about his past and Eric had loved, respected, admired and worshipped his master more from that night onwards. Of course Eric didn't need to be told that despite Godric telling him of his past, Eric was still never to talk about it. His stupid tactless kitten was sitting there calmly spouting out all of his master's past without even blinking. There was a large part of Eric that was in awe of her accurate deductions, but mostly was in fear of his master's reaction. He was already mourning a little for his kitten. She would be lucky if she got out with just being a little harmed. His heart was hurting for his master's pain and Godric would be absolutely justified if he ripped Arya apart, but Eric would plead him to spare her, for she was a little girl, a child and his favorite. In fact, Eric would promise Godric that he would punish Arya accordingly later on; after all she was his human. Eric had claimed Arya privately. His head was almost tearing itself apart in pain at the image of Arya's blood being spilled and her soft and fragile body being broken and mangled. His fangs ached to slide out, but Eric kept them in. His fangs coming out as a threat would be a huge mistake, after all it would be a sign of attacking and that would anger Godric more. In situations such as these, Godric needed submissive and an outlet for his anger, not a fight. He took a quick look at his master to decide the best move to grab Arya and run away with her. It was then he noticed that Godric did not look mad at all. Eric felt like someone had pulled the rug from underneath his feet. What the fuck? Godric was watching her with gentle eyes, almost affectionate looking. He was just as in awe of her as was Eric and Pam. Eric just to be sure tapped into the bond he shared with his maker, trying to slightly read his emotions and reactions. He was even more stunned to find that Godric was actually not angry or hurt at all. He was listening intently and in complete awe of Arya. There was also a healthy dose of amusement. Fuck, she had done the same thing to Godric as she did with Pam. Eric smiled with relief, it was a huge smile that no one noticed. The ache in his fangs and head eased off, the painful buzzing muted down to the peaceful humming and the tension in his body melted away. Arya it would seem was absolutely safe and completely under Godric's protection. Godric would keep his word about keeping her safe and she had somehow managed to really befriend him. Wiping off his smile, Eric went back to listening and enjoying the marvelous mind of one Arya Hollis. Arya was completely unaware of the emotional and mental turbulence she had created in the two vampires before her. She in fact was oblivious to her whole surrounding and was solely concentrating on her thoughts, the facts and her deductions. She paused for a second, breathed in deeply, breathed out with another tiny smile, licked her lower lip and continued, "The tattoo has to be a significant, a symbol, a rite of passage perhaps. So, we know, you are a boy of sixteen with tribal tattoos placed on you as a rite of passage or as a symbol of your people, which makes you either someone from nomadic tribes or someone of the very first and old civilizations. Now your physical and facial features do not make you a member of a nomadic tribe. Especially not someone from the nomadic forest or desert tribes. You are not nearly tall, built or tan enough for it. You also extremely obviously cannot be a Scandinavian like Mr. Northman. So the nomadic tribe
with her eyes gleaming a magnificent molten gold. perhaps Roman by some blood relative. Godric felt an overwhelming surge of pride in the little girl. you might have been an important member of your tribe. Northman and you. and her thoughts were leading her to the very right conclusion. her cheeks glowing faintly with the palest of pinks. his mighty master." Godric and Eric both watched her with wide eyes. They were both his and that pleased and sated him. your heritage is of Gaul. sociopath. But in the end she was his and Godric was his master. so I usually avoid talking to people and letting them know of my deductions." If it was possible for vampires to have goose bumps as easily as humans did. Now your nose and your jaw line and there just is something about you that reminds me of a certain statue as well as how it matches that time period. So he continued to listen in awe and the humming in his head continued to offer soothing background music. that means if not from a tribe then you are from the olden civilizations. "You have very pleasant but very common features. but since I know not much about that. her lips pulled into her most dazzling smile and excitement and sheer happiness rolling off of her in tidal waves. nearly light gray eyes. where can we place pale skin. perhaps. and I hate guessing without knowing the absolute facts. the early civilizations. psycho and many other such things after I deduce certain facts about people like that. His little treasure of a human who had a mind so brilliant. Now. your body type is all wrong for you to be a very important warrior for the tribe. sick. Eric felt similar. Godric would have them then. Normal dark brown hair and blue. That places you and your tattoos at approximately over two thousand years more or less. Godric let me be myself and let me talk and think like myself without calling me awful names or feeling threatened by me. The Gauls were nomadic tribes and that does explain the Celtic feel of your tattoo. Mr. Arya took a small sip of her juice as she looked at Godric with slightly assessing eyes. It feels . well whatever was Europe back in the first century. all her thoughts were falling in the correct places. like a tribe king's son or council elder's son. She was his human and her mind was his too. Miss Pam. absolutely guess. Not a warrior though. How eerily accurate was this girl? One after the other. but her face remained emotionless. thin but lean build with muscles and a small stature. my dearest friend. are a gem. brown hair and blue-gray eyes nearly two thousand years ago? Europe. She blinked twice and then replied. "You. That's it Godric. Also I get a certain Celtic feel from your tattoo. Godric was his master. slightly tan but still pale skin. There was a miniscule part of him that was a little ticked off at how she was so easily and so fucking quickly figuring out his master and it took him decades to figure even a little of Godric out. Now. His little kitten on the other hand looked a little confused.idea can be stricken out. You cannot possibly be Roman. It's called The Dying Gaul and Gaul back then can be said was Europe itself. placement and design of your neck tattoo. It has been a long time since I last shared my thoughts with someone so openly. unfeeling bitch. "Usually I am called a freak. I should disregard that tidbit." Eric smiled a little at his maker's true compliment. Godric wondered what he could say to her at that point. It leads to confrontations and unnecessary attention on me. almost alike to the feeling he got when he witnessed his own progeny achieving something monumental. deranged. He had his time to figure Godric out and have something worth the entire world with him. She commented softly and later concluded. She looked absolutely beautiful. Like the time he saw Eric fly for the first time. His chest felt like puffing up because that was his kitten. So he simply said. A normal looking sixteen year old boy. but not fully Roman. If I had to guess going by the pattern.
Her touch was soft and smooth. and it eerily reminded him of the cold winters of his land back when he was still a boy and his mother covering him up with warm and soft furs. then he would lose control of himself feeling Eric's anguish and that would only encourage Eric's rage and make him lose control as well and together they would rip apart all of Shreveport simply because Arya was hurt.good to be here with all of you and I have never been called a gem before. There was a voice in Godric's head that curiously enough sounded a little like Pam that said to him how that little girl was either very courageous or downright crazy to approach an enraged vampire like that. His little kitten. Godric never ever wanted this little girl to feel this sorrow or accept the harsh words of other people ever again. She was worth so much. with her small hand touched his much larger clenched fist. Eric had a film of red rage covering his eyes and was suddenly jerked back by the fluttering touch of something small and warm and something entirely too magical singing through his body. But Godric didn't move a muscle. He wanted to protect and cherish her. looking as little as ever. Northman. Godric watched in amazement at little Arya who was staring intently at Eric with soft mellow golden eyes. No one could hear the sorrow and absolute acceptance in her words. It felt like he was alive again. Pam would be entirely too chipper to help them. "I know you told me you would protect me." Godric never knew he was capable of this sudden surge of overwhelming emotion that seemed to seize his heart as he heard all those seemingly monotonous words spill out of this little girl's mouth. but in this case you need not feel enraged to hurt those who threaten me. He knew Eric would never harm Arya and Arya was the one who could properly calm him down right now. but that hand looked perfect holding onto his. leaving him relaxed and languid almost. Her hand couldn't even cover his fist. How his passionate and impulsive Viking of a childe was keeping his temper in check and not ripping the throats of all those humans who hurt his little kitten was astonishing to Godric! To Godric it felt like his heart ached for her. His kitten said in her soft childlike voice. He snapped his head towards the presence beside him to find the most surprising of sight. She bore the scars of those harsh words deep in her heart and had quietly accepted those horrible accusations as true facts. How could a girl so small and innocent have to bear the pains of such a high degree? Why should she need to? His body felt the soft melodic humming and the tension eased away. standing there looking at him with comforting warm topaz eyes. but Godric could feel it." . She stood beside his seat and slowly. He also knew Eric felt it a hundred times more. You need not fret yourself over something as trivial as this. who looked tensed and almost ready to pounce on someone and rip out their hearts. Mr. Her small tiny fingers were curled around his huge clenched fist. I thank you for calling me that. Godric watched with nervousness and a slight happiness as Arya got up and slowly made her way towards Eric. did not even notice her gaze on him. Ginger must have painted them to match her outfit. he smiled at her lightly golden glittered fingernails. Eric. ached so much to wipe away this wealth of hurt that was caused to her by these ignorant humans and their vicious words and brutal actions. Godric didn't even consider the urge to reach out to his childe through their special blood bond that only a maker and his progeny would share to feel what Eric was feeling at that moment. he simply watched and prepared himself to step in if necessary. For Godric feared that if he did.
He drawled out. Besides. and she wanted to be strong. I return them tenfold. I will be better and stronger simply because I must be for my family and friends. you offered me protection and I am forever grateful for that safety and I will ask you for help without any hesitation when I think I am in trouble." She looked back at him with slightly painful eyes but it held a strange sort of determination as she replied firmly. Northman. he was the one who told her he would protect her and he would do so. They are neither family nor friends. She would be perfect to be at his side as a minion. "Do not presume to tell me how I shall protect those who are in my territory. but she was already his. courageous and loyal. Try to keep your emotions checked in. She was probably finding all of that in him and he didn't mind it one bit. How audacious of her to even think that she could tell him who he would harm or not. She had the spirit of a Viking. Their words are empty and only used to cover their own insecurities and I know I do more damage to them with my words. resilient. Northman. little girl. He would never admit it but a part of him felt great affection for her when she said that the words from those disgusting vermin did not hurt her and made her stronger and that affection for her only rooted even more firmly in his undead heart when she continued on to say how she retaliated and her cunning words and actions were more harmful to them. Your opinion matters to me. He replied darkly. What does not kill me only makes me stronger. brother. You. You might not want it. smart. but you are included in those very few people I respect and care for." Eric suddenly felt his heart clenching and expanding. one whom he could be proud of. uncle or mentor. No one would know yet. painful and suffering or not only makes me into a stronger person. and if Eric in his human life ever had raised a child or was the guardian to one. she was all of that. To be that special one you offer your protection over simply because I am nothing like those pitiful and weak humans. But when he felt like he needed to step in. I always retaliate when I feel the need and when they take actions. She did not know it. Their words do not hurt me because they mean nothing to me. it is after all a part of growing up. I am merely asking you to let me prove myself. he would protect her in whichever manner he pleased. but Eric did not plan on her leaving him. because of the overwhelming pride and joy overflowing in his body. His body felt like hot air itself. clearly are in over your head when you let those weak humans hurt you like this. He took her small hand in his large palm and squeezed it once. little kitten. Her determined declaration just seconds before made it resolutely that she was Eric's little kitten. she did need to experience it all and grow stronger. whether she asked or not. He watched her tiny body so small and fragile. He knew she was doing so only because she never had any adult male relationship in her small lifetime. He would never tell her though.Eric felt like taking her by her shoulders and shaking her to make her see reason. in secret but I do nonetheless. But let me be of some worth. To use that clever mind of her's to beat any and every opponent. permanently. "That is all nice and sweet. Mr. her's or his. As a minion she needed to be able to handle trouble. She was not a whinny weak bratty child. This was the kind of child who would grow up and become an excellent adult. Each experience I go through. still holding onto her hand. No father. What I ask from you is to let me deal with them on my own. he decided to let her deal with her problems. She cared for him and offered him her loyalty and wanted to prove herself worthy of him. As for your masochist request of wanting to experience taunts from . This little girl was strong and would have made a fine woman back in his day. little kitten and it makes me feel disgustingly human hearing such emotional words. he would teach her of ways to be strong. She would have to grow up and start working for him and that was that. Let me be strong enough to be here and stand here proudly. "I do not presume anything. he would try his best to raise it to be like her. Strong. Mr.
He supposed he could only tolerate such torturous humor if and only if. little kitten. That was his smile. Every time there was even the slightest chance of them stopping. "Why didn't the vampire drink from the clown?" He watched her with horrified eyes. the two would exchange a look. he rolled his eyes and left the room entirely. "You will not disappoint me because you do not want to find out what happens when I am disappointed. "Yes. Mr. The sudden silence was destroyed by her twinkling and unstoppable giggles and the warm chuckles coming from behind her where Godric was bent over the booth watching them. She wouldn't. "Oh oh I need to ask you something. When he couldn't take anymore. Northman. Eric groaned and suffered from his little kitten's horrible humor again. let alone ever mean it by saying it to someone. but I am not suicidal enough to sate that particular curiosity of mine. Chapter Ten Eric watched and waited impatiently for the sniggering of the two teenagers in his bars to cease." Eric felt a little disturbed by her eager look. Suddenly Arya did something odd." He was pleased to see her smile that bright and beautiful smile at him. On the way to his office he met Pam briefly who sent a smirk his way that was entirely too sassy. I will not disappoint you. Her yellow eyes were twinkling as she said eagerly. She nodded her head eagerly and her bouncy curls happily going to and fro with her movements. or the other would say the word 'clown' or merely snort. She started almost vibrating with excitement as jumped up and down a little still holding onto his hand. He got that feeling of something that was coming and he wasn't too sure if he wanted what was coming. she would and she did." Eric frowned." Eric felt like he blanched. Oh gods. Arya and Godric were the ones excluding said torturous humor. He was extremely curious but still felt a little too aware.those vermins." She pouted and replied. Mr. Northman. She asked entirely too happily. and the laughter spilled all over again. Arya replied immediately with a huge smile." Eric replied back dryly. He huffed. to see to the arrangements for the night. But his blue eyes were twinkling as he heard the laughter of his kitten and master fill the room. but a very small smile rested on his lips. "Now that makes me curious. one that she only gave to him. but secretly pleased. go ahead and deal with them on your own but I expect a thorough report if things get even the slightest bit rough. She couldn't. He nodded once and kept his wary eyes on her. "Because they taste funny. She clearly was too young for things of that sort. Eric did not want her to know what other meaning the phrase 'sating curiosity' had. . did she even know how sometimes her simple statements could so obviously be interpreted as crude innuendos.
"You…where…what? With her? Why?" Godric smiled wider and his eyes twinkled mischievously and he replied happily. There was a smile plastered permanently on Godric's lips and Eric knew that that smile was one hundred percent genuine and to his delight Godric's blue-gray eyes glowed with warmth. I cannot comprehend. He decided that they were much. Also his kitten looked so very animated. sniggering. Eric watched them and found that merely watching them was a pleasure in itself. He knew Benjamin Fisher was waiting for her outside. although the twinkling eyes suggested otherwise as he replied. Godric looked at him with a warm smile and stated. "I will be leaving with Arya. he went back to his master and kitten. smiling." Pam missed taking a picture of Eric's epic moment of flabbergas-m. Godric. Arya nodded at Godric and smiled brilliantly and got up to go about and gather her things. Also. Eric tried once more." Eric couldn't even laugh at that. "Yes. "I had thought that you would be spending the night here. Eric himself was not entirely too sure if he would or could stop his maker from going to her house. Such strange language. Why in hell's name would his kitten invite his master to her house? She did not even invite him yet. His master approved of his little kitten. much more entertaining than some silly paperwork for the bar. it was like serving herself on a golden platter! Why wasn't Ginger stopping her? In fact. in Fangtasia with Pam and me. but Eric still felt uneasy about her being around another vampire. His mouth literally dropped open and he did a little double take and imitated a goldfish and then asked in a voice that had a little stutter in it. I think. Moving her hands to explain things and blinking in that odd way of hers. how nice a scene that was. was she stark raving mad to invite a vampire over for dinner." Eric nodded confusedly and said. his master flitted to right in front of him and looked at him with content eyes. "She also wants to talk more and as the latest lingo goes. Eric realized with slight disappointment that it was time for her to go home. But why would she invite you over for dinner?" Godric shrugged nonchalantly. I would like to spend more time with my new friend. there was no way in hell that his little kitten was infatuated with Godric. in a polite tone. Suddenly. It was so evident that things were platonic between them.After ten or twenty minutes later. He did not even anticipate the huge shocking surprise that Godric was just about to deal him with. my childe. Eric returned his smile with a huge smile. she and I will hang. he was still too stunned. To his surprise. Why would humans refer to spending time together as to hanging. Besides how many times did Godric ever visit him? He found the two whispering and talking softly as if they were very old friends. Eric. "Yes. A part of him once again sneered at Pam internally. I had never imagined that such a day would come where I would be friends with such a delightful child like her. His favorite person and his favorite pet together interacting in a mild platonic moment. Godric would not harm her. she was quiet happy with her new friend. She has invited me to dinner at her home." . smirking.
Eric. She briefly let go of Godric's arm. Then she spoke. before looking at Eric attentively. His kitten skipped to his side and said brightly. Godric returned her smile with his own brilliant smile. instead of spending the night enjoying the delights of his fine club. but still nodded. will watch and help me make lasagna. "Oh. Mr. Also. Quickly she let go and grabbed onto Godric's arm and almost dragged him away. but still did not ask him to spend time and as she said hang out with him at her home.Godric gave him an encouraging smile and replied. All set to leave with her new best friend. but as she is a human child and needs to sleep at night. Mr. the mighty Godric wished to spend his night talking with a little girl and cooking something called lasagna. just make sure that my guest is always entertained. little kitten?" Arya giggled and explained with so much excitement that Eric couldn't help but smile at her. somewhat like his little kitten always did. Arya came in with her bag and a bright smile. she wrapped her thin arms around Eric's waist in a quick hug. Northman. "I am sorry. I must accommodate my time to her needs. He pouted. like always. "Do not fret. Eric sneered to himself. Now off you go. "What are your plans for tonight then. a small part of Eric was sulking at the fact that his Arya cared for him and thought the world of him. kitten." Eric nodded sharply but felt a little irritated on the inside. Also maybe we will watch a movie after we make dinner together." Eric narrowed his eyes at the eagerness of both the teenagers before him. I wish to hear no complaints. Although the odd twinkle in Godric's eyes and that smirk on his lips before he left did make Eric feel a little out of sorts. I'll take my leave for tonight and I will be back early tomorrow. Still. Before he could do anything else. He asked with a raised eyebrow and a neutral voice. taking in lungs-full of her scent to keep his mood calm and sated throughout the night. There was no harm in . Eric was willing to bet that he knew more about human food than Godric. He looked at her dragging a two thousand year old vampire and calling out cheerily. but his eyes were still a bit bewildered at the strange situation that presented itself before him. While her fragile arms were giving his waist a slight squeeze. the hug was entirely too short. I wish to spend time with her as I wish to spend time with you. he was busy inhaling her unique and utterly soothing scent. Eric drawled out. after all he did ask about her favorite food once. She should have asked Eric to cook with her. I will be back to spend the late hours with Pam and yourself. At least Mr." Eric watched them go with solemn eyes. how fun! Do whatever is that you little people do. at noon. His little kitten even had her arm looped with Godric's and they were smiling like little pranksters preparing to raise havoc on an unsuspecting sleepy town. "Well. Mr. Northman." Again. School's out tomorrow. filling him with utter contentment and warmth. I will be sure to send Godric back here safe and sound and way before sunrise. but the fact that she hugged only him would have to sooth his mood. "Good night." Arya huffed. looking and sounding deceptively bored. So tonight he can be my assistant. Eric blinked once." Eric nodded. Godric here. Godric tells me he does not know much about cooking at all. Northman. we will talk more of course and then I can show Godric my home and my books. Eric just watched a bit uneasily. Fisher would be with them and he would keep him reported. "Well.
Arya did not trust anybody. but Godric would bet his entire fortune on the sole fact that before Arya met him. Godric smiled and nodded once towards his progeny as he let the small girl drag him by the arm. Now Eric. Yes his mother did give birth to a baby girl once. When he looked at Arya. Godric considered Eric very fortunate to be receiving her affections. She must have deduced that fact out already being the clever little human that she was. She found out everything she could about Pam and vampires. Godric had to smile at that. This would be a new experience for him. Arya never wanted a friend. Devious little thing she was. Godric knew that Arya felt something indescribable for him. She was an orphan. not the same kind of love that Eric would receive or Pam for that matter. Even though he wouldn't say it but he had seen the look that spread over the face of the formidable Viking's face when the little girl surprised him with a hug. Her good mood seemed to rub off on him. Also. he felt this urge to raise her like he would if she was his little sister. Facts she confirmed and observed. He hoped someday this little girl would bless him with her love as well. Godric. She was independent. Godric was honored that she would choose him to be that. The look could only be best described as elated contentment. But she did not know that yet. There just was something about her. . Godric in all his vampire years and even when he was a human never had anything to do with cooking. talk and laugh. even when he was a human. she was probably keeping all sorts of facts in her head about Eric and backing her instincts up with them. she did not like keeping people close. She pushed everyone out. he might be her first friend. and in some ways even more observant than most vampires he knew. Godric couldn't even blame him. He had found out more about her life in spending an hour with her than anyone else would. The little girl might be one of the most observant humans he had met. but Godric too was observant. he felt proud of her. The thing about her wanting Godric as a friend.having someone extra stay and serve his master and his little kitten. trust. But there were exceptions. her only family. she kept her aunt close and loved her fiercely because her aunt was her family. She just knew that she felt something she couldn't exactly explain. She only trusted facts. She chose a powerful friend. well. But he too wanted to be one of her loved ones. never had a little sister. how perfectly these two meshed with each other. Godric adored her. of course. Also. she could raise her own family on her own if she had a family. everything she learned by observing and then she decided to let Pam in. She should feel so strongly for Eric considering the bond those two shared. being on the receiving end of such affection from the little girl would affect even the coldest of people. She wanted to learn. to know more about this delightful creature. Godric was eager to go home with Arya. Mostly because she learned that Pam liked her more than she liked other humans. Godric could once again bet every penny he had on the fact that she knew already that he was Eric's maker. That was why she had no friend and why Godric was her first friend. Also he was excited to see her cook. He looked forward to how Arya would affect his childe's life. There was nothing wrong with extra protection. She also believed that Eric cared for her and would protect her. but it was a still birth. but she was trusting her instincts when it came to that feeling and Eric. she told him she would teach him to cook as well. this unexplainable affection and joy that she only shared with only a few and Godric was lucky to be one of those few. To her Eric was safety and in some ways home. Now Godric also knew that Arya actually wanted to learn everything she could from her new friend. but she was not needy nor was she weak. She wanted a confidant. He wondered idly.
Fisher for his incompetence. when it came to him and Eric. and then at his fastest speed returned to Arya and together they walked slowly home. felt like punching something hard. He is the daytime security personnel for Mr. We had wanted to take a walk till your home after all. "Godric. Mr. Arya would always feel strongly for Godric and Pam with or without cause simply because Eric felt tremendously for his maker and childe. Especially the way she was unknowingly giving her so many materials to tease Eric with. Also. but tonight Arya would not need the extra protection. His childe was already overly protective and possessive about his little kitten as he should be. Pam nodded back and dealt with things accordingly. Eric chose well. "Let me handle that. just like the fact that she did not know about Eric and herself. Little blossom always did things to please her readily. He immensely enjoyed her company as it was. trying his best not to grumble about a certain little curly-haired brat who had disappeared with his master when a tall brownhaired man knocked on his door and replied in a monotonous manner. She had a two thousand year old vampire at her disposal. Godric has left with Mary and has instructed me to inform you that the extra security for Mary would not be needed tonight as he will be providing it for her himself. show him things." With that. he would punch Mr. Suddenly she stopped and exclaimed. but sometimes she also did things to please her Miss Pam without even trying. She suppressed her excited smirk though. she sometimes let out her inner child in the littlest of ways. Eric on the other hand returned to his paperwork after he told Pam in his most nononsense tone that Godric would not be with them that evening and all the plans that they had to present him to the vermins of at the club as the other vampire to seat at the throne and be worshipped. That girl was slowly becoming more and more her favorite. Fisher in the future. I shall go and fetch Benny. so he left him be. With one look he could figure out that this was the human his childe chose to keep an eye on his little kitten. he needed Mr. Mr. Harmless teasing of course. to be cancelled. still glamored and waiting for Eric's next instruction. but really what chance did her have with his maker. Arya. She was skipping a little beside him." With simply that Benjamin Fisher stood there. At least a friend for now. Next Eric did what he only . it only meant that the beautiful and buxom blonde that they had hired to perform on the pole right in front of Godric's seat especially was free and that meant Pam could just sneak away a little moment with her right then." Godric barely hid his amused smirk. But that was a mystery for another time that Godric would take the utmost pleasure to unfold one day. they looked like that happiest pair of siblings or two teenagers in a courting process even. for someone who acted so much like a grown up. Northman asked me to always leave with him and make him stay at my home until Auntie Jeannie comes home. Eric was busy with his paperwork in his office. smiling at him every now and then. Godric enjoyed the stroll with his new friend.Then again there was little fact that little Arya didn't yet know. "Sir. she would point here and there every now and then. make a few more of those funny jokes and walked along his side with a bright smile on her face. nice man. Northman. She wasn't much of a child intellectually. He looked back at Arya and suggested. tell him things. Godric liked this brief image of normalcy he shared with her. He spoke briefly with this Benny. Godric observed that to every other human who looked at them. For now he wanted to enjoy this little girl's childhood. Eric on the other hand. but Godric wanted to give her a childhood. Godric walked out the back door of Fangtasia walking right beside Arya. Godric flittered to where he found a man waiting patiently beside a black car.
We had fun on the walk. Northman. It calmed him and without thinking he sent her a text. Mr.-EN I will.-AH Eric frowned and grumbled. His disgusted expression suddenly blanched. what on .could do in this situation. So they hadn't forgotten all about him. He wanted to fly over and check for himself. he brooded. He just couldn't. Godric has asked Benny to leave so that we could walk home alone. Mr. She was smart enough to not argue with a much older vampire and despite her newly developed friendship with said vampire she took her security in mind and sent him word. I am home. maybe he found this movie interesting as well. The lasagna turned out really well. yum!AH Well that was that. I was just informing you to check if you had anything to add to that. Mr. Godric is enjoying it. She was watching a children's cartoon movie about fishes with his maker? Gods. her taste in movies was just as bad as her sense of humor. I can come back this very minute if it suited you. Northman. I think I entertained Godric well. A new message received. What was finding nemo? What was this nemo? He quickly googled it on his phone. We are watching a movie right now. a new text received. Godric found her humor very entertaining. a half an hour that Eric spent stressing and sulking over how fucking long did it take for them to walk to her home. Stay safe and enjoy your walk. But something made him stop. It wasn't that far away and they just were talking too long. Dinner was great. stewing in his irritation and slight anger again over how he had not gotten his way.-AH Eric hesitated for a bit. little kitten. What crap could these humans think of. It was around ten at night that he received another message. that took care of the irritation he felt at his little kitten for abandoning her security and going against his word. safe and sound. Lasagna. Godric actually is a great helper. He was back to brooding and to everyone's displeasure that night Eric Northman was in a bad mood. She might not have had the opportunity to ask for his permission or tell Godric differently but she did send him word immediately. He sent back a quick reply. but no he couldn't do that. Suddenly his phone rang. I showed him all sorts of things on the way home and made him laugh too.-AH Well. safe and sound. No fucking way. Finding Nemo.-EN About half an hour later. he had to give her that. What the hell were they doing or was it that she forgot to text. We shall be making dinner in a little while. She was smart. little kitten. They were at her home. It was that half an hour later that his phone rang. Northman and I am sorry for not telling you personally about Benny not escorting me home tonight. He blinked and blinked again. Text me when you reach home. he reached for that slight soothing humming he now almost felt always with or without his little kitten around. He brooded over what his little kitten and his master must be doing and with him having no way of knowing.
He summoned a particularly fetching looking mocha-skinned curvaceous beauty for a snack and later dismissed her after being sated and bored with her. He also says you remind him a little of Nemo. "Verkligen.) Eric turned to look at his childe so quickly that had he been human he would have had whiplash." (Some atrocious human cartoon called Finding Nemo.) Pam suddenly was smiling wide at him and asked him interestedly. a movie? Which one?) Eric scowled but answered happily knowing that at least his childe would agree with him about the movie being crap. Who the hell was Marlin? What was Dory? He grumbled and flittered to his office and started downloading this Finding Nemo cartoon. "Några ohyggliga humant tecknad kallas Finding Nemo. Gill och Dory. Inte en stor en. He returned back to his throne. Gods. An unexpected choice. "Du vad?" (You what?) Pam rolled her eyes and replied in a matter of fact voice. en film? Vilken?" (Really." (Wow. men en bra en. He gloomed for the entire night and at one point Pam came to his side and asked. even Godric was referring to it. But she has good taste. Godric is laughing so much. "Min lilla kattunge gick hem med Godric senare gjorde några livsmedel som kallas lasagne och tittar på en film med honom. Men hon har god smak. He was annoyed.) Pam blinked once and murmured. After all he wasn't her friend. cartoon movies at that about fishes. He had no intention of watching and enjoying it. Another text received. watching all those disgusting vermin beg at his feet. Eric huffed. är det en bra animation film jämfört med de flesta andra animerade filmer. "Jag undrar det lilla blomma och den allsmäktige Godric är upp till just nu?" (I wonder what little blossom and the almighty Godric are up to right now?) Eric drawled a little annoyed. He just needed to know exactly what his little kitten and his master were talking about. no. En oväntad val. Finding Nemo är en bra film. He asked somewhat stunned. They were talking about him and he intended to find out what they meant. he was nothing like whatever this Nemo was. Jag tittar alla typer av filmer. it is a good animation movie compared to most other animation movies. Det var också den näst mest inkomstbringande film från 2003. Jag gillade Bruce. så mycket att lära och se. I liked Bruce. "Allt går bra ikväll?" (Everything going well tonight?) He grumbled. "Ja. Then he looked back at his phone and scowled. "Wow.-AH Now she was making references to the stupid movie. Gill and Dory. He likes Dory.earth made them make a movie about fishes? He briefly wondered if he should get this nemo DVD and watch it later on. underhåller det mig. precis bakom Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." (My little kitten walked home with Godric. "Var inte förvånad. He wouldn't degrade himself into watching stupid movies.) Pam asked in her most bored voice. later made some human food called lasagna and are watching a movie with him. I think Godric is a lot like Marlin though. Det var en bra . His scowl deepened. Godric might humor her strange human tastes but he wouldn't." (Yes.
De hänger ut." (Along with the movie having a good story and script." (Don't be all surprised. Godric hadn't arrived either. but a good one. Pam maintained her look of aloofness but she was a bit embarrassed and the slightest bit affronted at her master's picking on watching human movies. Now he had to watch that stupid cartoon. They are hanging out." (Dory is a Regal Tang with short-term memory loss. Gill är en morisk idol som är mycket listig. Gill is a Moorish idol who is very crafty. Or probably watch the little girl sleep. Bruce and Gill?) Pam replied instantly. at least until Auntie Jeannie comes home in an hour or so. Northman. he needed to remedy the situation at the soonest opportunity. it also is very accurate about all sorts of undersea creatures and details. Eric wouldn't say he was worried but he was getting impatient. Om jag inte visste bättre skulle jag säga att detta låter alldeles för mycket som en människa datum. But it rubbed Eric the wrong way that he hadn't yet been to his little kitten's home. It is very educational. . It was almost midnight. Everyone had seen it and liked it except him. Eric muttered. är det också mycket exakt om alla typer av undervattenskablar varelser och detaljer. "Dory är en Regal Tang med kort sikt minnesförlust. He was more than annoyed. it entertains me. I am off to bed though. That was a good movie as well. yet there was no text from his kitten. Friends have dinner together and watch movies. Det påminde mig om den tid du och jag gick till den resan i Karibiska havet. She was his human.) Eric watched her still a bit flabbergasted. Not a great one. He would keep her safe.) Pam nodded with a humoring smile on her beautiful red lips. Bruce är en stor vit haj som också är en av de självutnämnda vegetariska hajar. What hell was Pam talking about? Pam commented. Goodnight Mr.) Eric snapped back instantly.-AH Eric glowered at the message. "En promenad. Bruce is a great white shark who is also one of the self-declared vegetarian sharks. Vänner äta middag tillsammans och titta på film. After a while Pam's wondering voice took hold of his attention once again. especially appalling cartoon movies about fishes. Eric returned to glowering at the desperate floozy of a fang-banger at his feet. His master already knew so much more about her than he did. He had to see it just to criticize it. If I didn't know any better I would say that this sounds entirely too much like a human date.film också. I watch all kinds of movies.) Eric grumbled. middag och sedan en film. It was great fun tonight. It reminded me of the time you and I went to that trip in the Caribbean Sea. dinner and then a movie." (A walk. right behind The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. animation movies at that. Godric says he wishes to stay here for a little while longer. so much to learn and see. Bruce och Gill?" (Who the hell are Dory. Almost at two at night he received a text. speciellt skrämmande film filmer om fiskar.) Eric if it was possible looked even more confused and irritated. "Du vet bättre och som inte är ett datum." (You do know better and that is not a date. He would he probably exploring her home and learning more about her. Finding Nemo is a good movie. "Tillsammans med filmen att ha en bra historia och manus. It was also the second highest-grossing film of 2003. He would be visiting her home soon. Det är mycket lärorikt. He replied. He was once again brooding. "Vem fan är Dory. It was logical for Godric to want to wait till her aunt came home.
little kitten. he was content with the idea that his master seemed to approve of his kitten and when he got back Eric was sure to poke him for a few more answers. He answered back with short message. Despite that nice little sentiment. I will sleep in till noon. Eric. Why was the scientist's head all wet?-AH Not another one. Although it is good that I do not have school in about four hours or so. Little girls should not stay up. Suddenly another text received. Because he had a brainstorm. But he couldn't help but smile at her urge to still send him an awful joke even though she was tired and ready to sleep. so early into the morning as it is." Eric nodded and asked politely. but still thanked him for it. Something that sounded awfully out of tune and ran along the lines of 'Just keep swimming'. Also to let Ginger go home immediately. He came first and she hadn't forgotten. the punch line of the joke still made him groan. He arrived in his luxurious home. His little kitten was almost nocturnal.-AH Eric smiled a little. Mr. he had a feeling his little kitten thanked him for getting her a friend.-AH Eric smiled. little kitten. She really had an awful sense of humor. What the hell was that? Godric came to sit in front of him with a smile. "So how was your night?" Godric laughed and eagerly replied. Northman." . Sleep well then. His master looked disgustingly cheerful and he was humming something. So he went home. He told Pam to handle the bar and close up. Thank for tonight.-EN Now all he had to do was. back to the house he had bought that no one except Pam and Godric knew about. I am used to staying up till odd hours. Do not tax that humorless brain of yours and sleep. "Thank you for waiting for me.-EN I will and I hope you will rest well in the daytime too. She probably knew it too.-EN Her reply was quick. took a bath and waited seemingly patiently for his master to arrive for a talk.-AH Again. little kitten.Good thing you do not have school tomorrow. He greeted happily. "It was one of the most memorable nights of my life. Well. He hadn't intended on it at all. but he couldn't help but smile. Northman. I always stay up till my aunt comes home. It was about an hour later that his master came home. Mr. my childe. another awful attempt. wait for Godric to get home. I had a lot of fun.
her bedroom is in various shades of purple. Eric thought about it for a while. She would make Pam a great childe. why is she so important?" Godric looked at him in his patent enigmatic look and asked. Pam has never before shown any interest in taking a childe. but as I watched on. I must admit. You are right. "She is mine. cooking is a very interesting activity. If she were a child in my time. How has she gotten to you so much? How has she earned so much of your emotions? You care for her. She is simply a very delightful little girl. with so many colors. Now tell me Eric. She feels as if she were a baby sister of mine. A very clever thing she is. So beautiful. she is unique and fascinating. Eric. She loves sweets as well. She already admires Pam a lot and holds Pam in the highest regard from what she has told me. Her home very much reflects on her. Did you know her favorite color is purple? The dark shades of purple. "Then there you are. It smells a bit awful sometimes. I have some affection for her too. She is also very smart and strong and self-reliant." Eric looked at Godric with intense eyes and continued. She ate with such enthusiasm. but still interesting. "Oh!" Godric nodded enthusiastically and replied. "Why do you feel she is important?" Eric leaned forward and rested his arms on his knees and replied a bit frustrated. I had a lot of fun tonight." All Eric could say to all of that was just a quiet and surprised. "Arya and I walked to her home. We cooked later. I liked it very much. Mine to look after and protect. "I do not know. He finally asked bluntly. Then we watched this great movie. Her home is a small apartment for two. my childe." Eric sat quietly and contemplated everything and Godric patiently waited on him. "Godric. very cozy and full of things that her just her. So much to do and there are endless kinds of human food to cook. Godric seemed to adore her. It was called Finding Nemo and it was such a warming story really." Godric smiled wide and replied in his mellifluous voice." Godric answered noncommittally. but has made this huge exception quite readily when it comes to her. I would have been proud to call her my child. "Really? Do tell. She showed me many of her books and had numerous suggestions for me to read. I must say. I saw many of her photographs and she told me of her mother. master. Pam wants to turn her when she grows up. But somehow she has wormed her way into Pam's affections.Eric nodded a bit hesitantly and asked curiously. She looks up to me. "She is a unique child and I hold great affections for her. Also the details were very accurate from what I could tell. "Yes. You did not even react when she picked your human life apart merely by your tattoos. what do you feel for her?" Eric looked really frustrated and then he thought about it for a while and replied. and she observes the littlest of things about people. I wish to see her grow up and be a part of her life." Godric smiled and started recollecting. She has a very healthy appetite too. . Humans really come up with the most fascinating things. It was an animation movie. "Arya would make a great vampire when she grows up and has lived her human life a little bit more. It was about fishes and I admit I was a bit skeptical about it in the beginning. Eric.
His little kitten.She never has had a male parental figure in her life. I suppose I feel like her father or an older brother. I need one of those high-tech phones like Arya's. Godric?" Godric laughed and replied warmly. Everything else will unfold in due time. You feel like her protector." Eric nodded dutifully. A few hours later when the maker and childe had spent some time together and were happily retiring to rest for the day. "If you keep your mouth shut. her guardian. it brings." With that Godric was sniggering uncontrollably and Eric was barely restraining the urge to pull out his hair. (I still do not undestand anything." To Eric's utter astonishment and anger. Godric suddenly stopped Eric and said. What the future brings. Godric asked gleefully. but wondered in slight awe and fascination. still a bit confused. herre. förvånar du mig alltid. her mentor and you might deny it. He laughed for a while making Eric grow frustrated and angrier by the second." Eric nodded curiously. He also liked how his master called her his lilla kattungen. min modiga (my brave) Viking! Vilken fröjd att du är." Eric nodded. As soon as the question popped out of Godric's mouth Eric groaned and wished he had never asked.)" Eric whispered with much confusion. You wish to see her happy and cared for now. He was smiling and thinking about that when Godric started chuckling once more. even after all these years!) Eric. To his utter amazement Godric actually grumbled once about having only two more nights to spend with his new friend counting tonight as well and how Eric was being too slow. . you will not get caught. Be happy with her. He was already dressed and ready to leave for the club. his maker started laughing. Finally he stopped and replied gleefully. For now enjoy watching your lilla kattungen (little kitten). master. Eric took his time showering and dressing up. "Something that little Arya told me. "Oh my childe.) Lilla Arya är en perfekt passar dig verkar det som. "My childe. She is teaching me how to text with them and she and I shall stay in contact. Eric asked curiously.)" Godric explained patiently. "Eric. What had his little kitten done to his master? Chapter Eleven The next day after sunset when Eric awoke. Truthfully he was just doing so to watch Godric's barely held in excitement. what you feel for her is not the affection of a brother or a father. efter alla dessa år! (What a delight you are. he already found his master awake and flittering back and forth the house quiet excited. "What did one fish say to the other fish?" Godric completely blocked out Eric's groan and replied cheerfully. (Little Arya is perfectly suited for you it seems. "Jag förstår fortfarande ingenting. you surprise me always. I have so much to learn. but you too wish to be her friend. He would do exactly as his master told him to. (Eric. Also. but more calm about it. wanting to know more. "What is it. I need a laptop and learn more about computers and internet. It has been about a year or more since I last had anything to do with a computer.
)" They watched her watch them. He walked briskly towards where she was and Godric followed right behind him. She blinked slowly. not what you said. I just deduced which language it was. currently she is working on her German. "Hon har utmärkta sinnen då. She it seemed was too aware of their presence. Eric. I will accept that compliment only when I will be fluent in at least five languages. she is very fluent in Spanish and French. Now that was strange considering the fact that Godric and Eric were both being their best at being stealthy. Dude to you Godric!" Eric huffed almost inaudibly while Godric possibly beamed at his new friend. filing happily. regardless." Eric immediately snapped his eyes at her and watched her with a slightly stunned expression while Godric looked thoroughly amused as he commented innocently. Hon är verkligen en liten pärla. Eric zeroed in on his little kitten's scent and that special humming that his head did just for her. How could anyone be that happy with boring paperwork. Then she stated in her spouting-facts-voice. "Vampire hastighet verkar inte fasa henne. Other than English. "Oh no. "Yes. our liten pärla here told me last night about her language skills. There she was sitting in Pam's office. "Oh did I forget to mention that little fact. (She could tell it was us." Arya shrugged nonchalantly and replied. compared to most humans. twice and then greeted. Although this wasn't the first time Eric had witnessed this peculiar habit of his little kitten's. it was. little kitten because you already are fluent in four languages!" Arya blinked once and chirped back. his kitten. Northman. "From what I could tell. that was Swedish. Eric. read and write French and Spanish fluently. "Hello to you too. He whispered lowly. Arya. since I don't even know a bit of it. let alone a child as young as her? She looked up immediately and gave them her brightest smile. "Not really. She was a strange little girl. "Yes.Eric even heard Godric grumbling about hurrying up or he could just fly off to Fangtasia.)" Eric nodded and replied with a slight smile. She truly is a little gem." . I only speak. Northman and a very happy Hey. the curls bouncing a little on her head. Eric? It must have slipped my mind. liten pärla (little gem)!" Arya cocked her head to the side. She can always tell when I come to her. Mr." Eric snorted and said in a voice that dripped in sarcasm. I still need to practice my German more. he was still a little impressed. "Good Evening. (Vampire speed doesn't seem to phase her either. "Hon kunde berätta att det var oss. Finally when they did arrive to Fangtasia. jämfört med de flesta människor. completely oblivious to Eric's slight insult and the glare that Godric was shooting at Eric. it seems. (She has excellent senses then.)" Godric commented with a little pride in his voice. Hon kan alltid berätta när jag kommer till henne. Godric greeted back cheerfully. Mr." Godric flitted to her side and took a seat across her and chuckled a little. It was good that she was aware of her surroundings. Godric on the other hand was thoroughly impressed and very surprised. You have a very good ear for languages.
He was brought out of his thoughts by Godric's soft voice commenting." Eric leaned back and watched her with appraising eyes and asked in Spanish. "Oh no. His master was now teasing him. But I am sure she will find out soon enough. "I have noticed Arya that your English seems to lack an accent. little kitten?)" She shook her head and replied. "Yes. Also she said it makes me sound very mature and sophisticated. (I always endeavor to entertain you. pero estoy segura de que ello lo sabrá muy pronto. je me suis ennuyé. n'êtes-vous pas plein de surprises! (Well. Miss Pam does not know. Mr. Aussi. Northman. but I never did get one. "So you learned French and Spanish at your school?" Arya shook her head and replied. aren't you full of surprises !)" She smiled brightly at him. He sneered internally.Eric looked back and forth between his master and his little kitten and almost resisted the urge to snarl. "Why?" She pouted a little and replied thoughtfully and in fluent French. She said I reminded her of her grand-daughter. Monsieur Northman. Today. "Je suppose. Northman. I suppose. well. (I suppose. "Pam tiene conocimiento de tus habilidades lingüísticas. I learned a lot from books and from the library. Pam would be most definitely pleased.)" Eric smiled almost in awe at his little kitten. my little kitten. she was wearing a well fitted short-sleeved button . He demanded looking into her yellow eyes. "No. this little girl was his. "Eh bien. he simply would have to make sure he found out more about her as well. after all so far only Pam seemed to be keeping track of her notable skills and talents. My momma could speak Spanish fluently so when I was a kid I insisted she teach me. which is strange because I should have the same accent I grew up around. she wasn't even in on the teasing. (No. Godric seemed to know about her too. mi pequeña gatita? (Does Pam know about your language skills. Spanish was our thing. j'aime apprendre de nouvelles choses. I suppose that is why I managed to avoid getting an accent. it would help me adapt to other languages with much more ease. My French teacher at school said that my lack of accent is a good thing. Miss Pam no lo sabe. mon petit chaton. I don't exactly know why. Monsieur Northman. My momma had a Louisiana accent. You were born and brought up in Louisiana yet you do not seem to have even the slightest of an accent. There was a nice librarian there who helped me speak it. Eric frowned to himself a little." Eric took Pam's seat and asked curiously. Mr.)" Eric smirked. Also.)" His little kitten was proving herself to be more and more useful. French was something I picked up when I was bored at home when I was around ten. But he couldn't even get mad at his little kitten. She didn't even know there was some kind of teasing going on. I like learning new things. I was bored. la Sra. He watched his maker and this surprising little girl curiously. He wondered if his Pam knew of the little girl's talent with languages. I remember being very precise on my pronunciation of words. After all. "J'ai toujours essayer de vous divertir. She was from New Orleans and she even got me this French learning CD set. Ever since I could talk." Arya nodded and explained. his little kitten was being truthful and factual. Saying them as accurately as possible. I never picked up the accent.
she knew to never insult a vampire. she was not interested in things like that. his eyes twinkling in delight. A tiny. liten pärla (little gem)?" She blinked and demanded in return with a smile that Eric could best describe as impish. Immediately he could tell." Eric almost tensed for the briefest of seconds. Godric. Northman and Miss Pam. While he would scoff publicly if such a notion was expressed by a vampire. he was fine. She would not truly understand what it meant to be a mother. He remembered having witnessing Godric rip out the heart out of a nobleman once centuries ago simply because he looked at Godric for far too long. But Godric's soft chuckle dispelled that thought. maybe giving pet names is a vampire thing. His master asked her softly and eagerly. "I will tell you only if you tell me what liten pärla means. Godric answered.up white shirt and a nice pair of blue jeans. she could not take place of the child's mother. she was just too smart to make such ill choices in her life. Her newly pierced ears. Ginger might be there. Then again. children especially those who quiet abruptly or tragically lose their parents did cling to the trinkets of the deceased parents in hopes of remembering them or keeping them close. he clearly was allowing the human child to be affectionately demanding of him since he adored her." Arya nodded accepting the answer and replied. those belonged to her mother. Northman and Miss Pam. But it was her wish and it did not hurt and apparently it was some sort of rite of passage for girls her age. insult a vampire and never be caught that is. She was strong. "Well. He could empathize with her. "It means little gem in Swedish. She was wearing gold earrings. Also. but if you must give me a pet name like Mr. Well. but he too kept his late father's sword safe and secured in a tightly locked vault at his home. so she was speaking the truth when she said she wanted to wear her mother's jewellery. She looked clean and pretty. The poor child had to suffer through this alone. after all she was just a child. He watched his little kitten with unblinking and unwavering eyes and decided that he would never pity her. in private he did understand and would put a blind eye to this one act of humanity. I do not think I am any sort of a gem. Eric would never admit it." . the thought made Eric want to growl. you need a name as well. She was with in her right to feel for her dead mother. illogical choices. Or as she would say. Or maybe not. Her late mother. little gem. smarter tan all girls her age. "I am seeing a pattern here. He heard her huff and then she told him matter-of-factly. those earrings were well worn. his kitten was smart and knew manners and had a survival instinct. but no matter how much she tried or sacrificed. only a very stupid person would demand something of someone as dangerous and ferocious as Godric. Much better than she looked when he first saw her in Fangtasia. There was also another part of him that thought that if the child's mother was alive she would give her those earrings herself and guide her through the path of womanhood with love. Like Mr. then I suppose it is very much acceptable. he was proud of her. other piercings or things along those lines." Godric smiled. One of the subtle traits that he found endearing in his little kitten. The size of a small stud and from what Eric could tell because of his superior vampire eye sight. "So what are the plans for tonight. his kitten was a very smart girl. affection and sound advice. As long as she did not get tattoos. but I want to give you a pet name as well. very well crafted gold rose in each ear.
"You need not do that Godric. but mostly mon ami d'humour. I shall call you. liten pärla? You mentioned you like having desserts after dinner. Then he asked. sticking with Mr. I will make up more names for you as time goes by. "Should I buy you something sweet to eat after your dinner. my kitchen-skills-disabled friend. stirring. How could Godric bare to participate in such a revolting. Arya even proceeded to flutter her eyelashes wildly at him. mon ami d'humour (my humorous friend) and many other names." To Eric morbid fascination and utter awe. simply calling you Godric will not do just as calling me Arya does not seem to work well for you." Arya shook her head and replied sweetly. Godric. Northman and Sir. " Eric snorted loudly at that. Something that suited his and his personality and sounded just right coming from his adorable and innocent kitten's mouth. "No. What the hell could be interesting about cooking and that too when these human food smelt so so disgusting? Eric was sure that when he was human and that was a long time ago. "I am honored to be called so by you. She did not give him a special name. That was the reaction Godric had and Eric knew it was genuine. "Oh . Simple cutting. "Will it be simple?" Arya patted his hand and assured. One that she would only use for him in private. measuring and watching. then?" Arya smiled." Godric nodded and to Eric's morbid fascination and utter surprise. Your presence with me is sweet enough for me." She nodded and then explained. it smelt simply revolting. but they were most definitely not bellyaching laughter funny.Before Godric could interject or Eric could make a comment to sate his curiosity and irritation at her wanting to give Godric a pet name. such human foods would have tasted and smelt incredibly delicious. But why and how ? Then there was a part of Eric that thrummed in buzzing energy and he wanted to scoff at her special name for his master. "We will cook tonight like last night. Humorous friend. "What shall we be cooking tonight. where as Pam got one and now Godric got one and was even going to get many more in the future." Godric nodded eagerly. watch a movie and I took out some books and albums I told you about yesterday. frighteningly dreadful and Eric could not even begin to comprehend as to why his master actually laughed at her jokes." Godric blinked. pointless and boring task as cooking? Godric smiled and nodded his head a tad bit too eagerly. Godric sniggered and replied with a distinct dramatic tone in his voice. kept her safe and adored her even? He would have to see to it immediately to get a proper special name from her as well. he looked very much interested. They were sometimes pathetically funny and somehow managed to make a slight smile come to his lips. but now that he was a vampire. little gem. she continued. "Don't worry. Godric on the other hand looked thoroughly amused and his blue-gray eyes twinkled as he answered softly. I will let you do the easy stuff and guide you through. he who had done so much for her. So why was he the one being excepted from her affections. I got the recipe off the internet. "Thai-style chicken with noodles. She had the most painful sense of humor.
rather than a few years. Mr. He was much classier than to snort like a pig and a certain Viking. despite her firm statement of she was very much capable of carrying her own bag. cartoon movies about fishes. At least not for him. nothing remotely fun about any of that. but he merely smirked and held in the snort. Eric nodded grimly. Also. How dare they go and have fun and leave him with all the work! The other mature side of him grumbled that really Godric was on a vacation of sorts and they were participating in strange human activities which were in no way fun. I shall see you later." Eric felt thoroughly and childishly disgruntled. Eric continued on pestering his master. Eric. "Mr. Northman. See you tomorrow. "Yes. Eric told himself that this was payback for all those years of mischief he caused Godric during his years as a new born. if he had to be brutally honest. Then why the hell did he feel the extreme urge to brood and sulk? Godric agreed.how you flatter me. my friend." With that. Mr. almost a century of extreme mischief. Northman. "Your most welcome." This time Godric couldn't help but added with a blank face just to goad his progeny. Then for many more centuries. Eric watched Arya suddenly tug on Godric's sleeve and then chirp." Now it was Godric turn to snort. Cooking. he picked up Arya's bag. even her offer to explain things to him wasn't to demean him but to help him. it was all dreadfully torturous. I know it can be difficult sometimes to detect sarcasm. It seems to me as if you are mastering the ways to charm unsuspecting males such as myself. "What charming? She looked as if she had something painful stuck in her eyes with all that blinking!" Arya nodded once in agreement. he walked away with Arya. He replied dryly. but Godric shot a quick glare at Eric. mi amigo tatuado. He is a very busy man. In fact. horrible jokes. See. from what Pam observed and it made her slightly gleeful since she guessed it was something about Godric and little . Godric was jesting and he was being sarcastic. He could tell she was trying to honestly explain things to him and not insult. Before she left though. But Godric merely looked cheeky with his twinkling blue-gray eyes." He grumbled to himself and was in a slightly pissy mood. "Goodnight. Your help is much appreciated. completely oblivious to his dripping sarcasm and chirped. Eric. We have much to accomplish this night. it was decades. like the gentleman he was." Eric gave his maker an exasperated this-is-not-funny-at-all look. A little too subtle sarcasm. discussing books and more horrible jokes. Eric snorted and sneered. Northman has much business to take care of. Eric narrowed his eyes at his little kitten. "Thank you for the offer. "How very right you are. We must be off. horrible jokes. He was the mischief-maker and Godric the calm and wise guardian. but sarcasm nonetheless. I should warn everyone. Northman. "We must be going. she did beam brightly at Eric and tell him. my little kitten. but I could point it out for you if you miss it sometimes. you know and not on a visit of recreational purposes like us. do ask when you miss it. I am sure Mr. it was just the bond between them. Arya explained matter-of-factly. Eric still looked incredulous." She smiled brightly." Before Arya could respond to that.
or having sex with people. Even me. But those horrible people in her school. you know. I complained to her school about it. She doesn't hate me for drinking. She continued babbling. She finally has a friend and she laughs and jokes these days. I worry about her." Eric listened and put every word away in his memory. He glamored her again into forgetting the conversation they had and sent her back working. I know. You know how very very smart she is. He nodded dismissively. I worried. She isn't silly like me. or letting vampires bite me or even working here. I was so happy when I saw Mistress Pam and you being nice to her. They could be good friends. even her new friend Godric. Godric had a friend and he seemed happy and Arya it seemed was not alone anymore. and she told me it's enough and perfect. He found her answering in her annoying but very much dazed voice. She was taking care of her in the best way she knew how. They talk and laugh. She is my family and I love her so much. I was so happy when I found out she has that vampire boy over and they are hanging out. She really is a sweet girl. Then all those awful boys at her school will be so sorry they were mean to her and those girls will be so jealous. Godric would be leaving soon for his area anyway. She could finally be not alone. But they are her eyes. they get jealous and hate her for it. He was surprised at the fleeting thought he had about glamoring her into telling Arya not to invite Godric over anymore. But I checked when she was sleeping last night for fang marks. I know you told her you would protect her and you wouldn't let anyone harm her.blossom. But I can tell that she gets so lonely. you know. I trust her. I do as much as I can. you know. She will be so pretty when she grows up. He listened to her and hoped that she would just stop leaking. but Arrie told me she is fine and she is handling it. "My little angel. He was in a brooding mood and to feel a little better." To Eric's slight horror and fascination. And he looks so young. I loved her from the moment Katie showed me her and I took her in my arms. "Arrie loves me a lot too. Eric stayed in his office in the beginning of the night and sulked in his lonesome. you know. you know. he declined and then he glamored her for the answer he was seeking. but it should be me taking care of her. She doesn't hate vampires at all. She told me everything will work out. She is smart and knows how to take care of herself. "Arrie isn't mean to anyone. Later that night after he his meal. you will see. She finds good things in everyone. shrilly voice. and she does so much. His throne was waiting. She said she is happy. She is so sweet. But I didn't tell her you know. "She doesn't have any friends. Master. you know. She wants to take care of me. When she asked if he wanted to drink from her." Ginger was sniffing loudly and still continuing in a sad. you know. She is so happy that she has a friend you know. he thought of teasing Pam and nothing teased Pam more than to dangle something in her face that she did not have or did not even . Ginger's eyes were leaking a lot of tears and it was making her make-up run down her face. around her age. They just can't see her and how wonderful she is. The other children are so horrible to her. But he resisted that selfish urge and let them be. She said that to me. Katie was pretty too. you know. why should those awful people make fun of her. Pam came in his office to inform him that the vermin were waiting for him. Eric told himself it wouldn't be for all that long. He could tell that Ginger really did love the little girl. She will be out in a year from that horrible school and then she will go to college with smart people like her. you know. So sweet and her eyes are strange. Eric did call in Ginger that night for a talk." After Eric had heard enough of her blabbering and the information he was seeking.
" Pam looked at him sharply and raised an eyebrow and asked. "You mean to say you were at the receiving end of said talented tongue? Isn't she a little too young for you. Godric informed me and I found out this evening that Arya is fluent in French and Spanish. He informed Pam blandly. informing him of what his master and she were doing and about things she thought were funny. but something about Pam turning her did not sit well with him. "You know very well that I did not mean it in that manner. He was with in his right as her maker to be all knowing. His lips did twitch a few times as he told himself firmly. Pam zoomed out of the office as fast as she could. Thinking never caused anyone any harm. Chapter Twelve Eric waited and waited as patiently as he could for his master to arrive home. He figured it must be the fact that Arya was a little child and he could not think of her being turned yet. She loved how grumpy. Suddenly Pam looked up at him in a very devious manner that made Eric brace himself for another cheeky comment. But he did applaud Pam's choice. that it was Godric who discovered Arya's talented tongue?" Before he could even start admonishing her about how he did not mean it in the manner and Godric did not do anything with his little kitten and how Pam should mind her own tongue. He agreed with her assessment of the girl's intellect. He growled. Pam could see exactly why Godric was so drawn to her." Eric nodded once. "Don't you find it curious Eric. The only reason the vermin at his feet while he was on his throne were not the victims of his temper was because of the messages he received every now and then from his little kitten. A little poking. "Little Arya has quite the talented and versatile tongue. It was a few hours till sunrise and Eric felt agitated. his master insisted on staying and watching her hours after she fell asleep. Eric?" Eric glared at her with the intensity of a thousand suns. "She really is very clever.know about. Little blossom seemed to draw all three vampires to herself. the more I find reasons for turning her once she grows up. Eric grumbled and paced. Worse yet. sulky and downright petulant her master got over the new bond developing between his kitten and his master. Pam had been enjoying herself immensely since Godric arrived. prodding. Excessively think about it. the jokes were not in anyway funny." Pam looked very interested at that and commented. After something so innocently fun could never be harmful. A worrying thought nagged at Pam that maybe little Arya was so magnetic to all vampires. Also a few horrible jokes. teasing and manipulation never hurt anyone according to her. His Pam was too cheeky for her own good sometimes. Why shouldn't he? His two thousand year old master was at his fourteen year old human's house doing strange things till sunrise. What was going on exactly? There was no reason to be alarmed but that did not mean he would not think about it. Pam commented innocently. in fact she had been enjoying herself since the little kitten made her way into their undead lives. Eric felt very sour and for the rest of the night he brooded. but Pam did not see a fault in it. isn't she? The more I find out about her. Now that was something to be really worried about unlike the petty matter of . Of course Pam's enjoyment was at Eric's expense.
early in the morning Godric did come back to Fangtasia. "Well?" Godric looked deceptively innocent as he asked back. She would tear their hearts right out of their chests rather than stake them." Godric nodded. Why wasn't his master saying anything? Finally after he couldn't take the smug little glint in Godric's eyes and the silence from his lips anymore he asked. Then she told herself. not while she was still standing. Godric. even thought Arya was not a source of blood or sex." The thought of Arya. She had brown eyes." Eric nodded gravely. From what I observed and learned she is a talented cook. Eric and Godric would both back her up on this matter. Finally Godric said something that caught onto Eric's interest."Well what. Eric would be very much satisfied if she grew up to look just . She takes after her father. All human eat them and find them very fulfilling and delicious. she was still their toy and pet." Godric added after a moment. Just because her food isn't to our tastes does not mean we should disregard and insult it. Also she was not as pale as our Arya. his little kitten growing up to be beautiful and eye-catching bothered him a little. Katie had hair that was not quite red nor was it golden. Her mother was an exceptionally beautiful woman as well. Arya does not get her coloring from her mother. content and smiling. Her father upsets her very much and as it should. "They call it strawberry-blonde these days. That only made Arya more unique and irreplaceable. Of course. Pam was more than happy to have the voluptuous natural redhead all to herself. "She does not eat repulsive things. "Arya has her smile but not her eyes. "Yes. Later on in the night Eric did feed on a beautiful redheaded tourist who came in but did not take her down to the playroom or even take her while she was in the office with him." Eric smirked. Godric smiled." Eric nodded a little sulkily. "Our Arya was a beautiful little child. That night Pam noticed how absolutely sulky Eric was. no vampire could have Arya. How she enjoyed burying her head in between those pale thighs of said beautiful redhead! She knew that her little blossom always did things that made her happy. I am sure of that. "How was hanging out with her? Did you cook any of those repulsive things that she eats?" Godric answered simply. "Arya's mother. He asked for a True Blood and sat quietly in Eric's office while Eric was barely holding onto his curiosity. Talking about her father upsets her. Vampires were just that possessive. she thought as she stared at her master sulk in his throne that night. She simply entertained them differently compared to all their other pets. I have found that very same conclusion. Although she too had curls very much like Arya's. my childe?" Eric rolled his eyes and grumbled. Godric smirked at that. Later on. even unintentionally. She wouldn't let any vampire have Arya. that is quite unexpected. so I did not speak of him. I am sure our source of nourishment is just as repulsive to her as her's is to you. He abandoned her and her mother. She will grow up to be a beautiful woman if she takes after her mother. They talked some more. Looking at Arya's black hair.Arya hanging out with Godric more. Arya was simply theirs. No ifs and buts.
" Eric snorted. Eric smirked. her becoming involved with a male who would fall for her beauty. Eric did care somewhat for the intriguing child called Mary-Jean Arya Hollis. Arya growing up was just a very odd notion according to him. No good would come out of that." . Her brain is more than enough for her." It was not a question. You do not want her to be beautiful. what shall you do and how would she be treated?" Eric felt a tick in his head when he heard that. a quick mind. He grumbled. also you said need to be beautiful. A child who gained him nothing. but protective. "I did not say a woman. Pam wanted her progeny to be impressive. "So what if I am? Protective over her. A statement Eric could not deny. as if agreeing with him." How curious! He was feeling protective over a human. "What?" Godric shook his head and smirked. But she is very much human. Simply because that would mean she would become a target for various harms that might come out of her being attractive. "Yes. that is. "She is the oddest human I know. After some more talking. "You do not want Arya to become a beautiful woman." Godric raised an eye-brow. "Arya is a kind of human who does not need to look aesthetically pleasing. especially not one as vain as his Pam. "Oh." Godric kept on eying him with that annoying glint in his blue-gray eyes. although he was sure Pam would heavily disagree. He was lost in his thoughts for a moment or two but then he noticed Godric's mischievous stare at him. the humming in his head becoming a slight buzz. Godric finally said. and I said want. She is an exception. not possessive. "Eric Northman saying a woman does not need to be beautiful? Pigs must be flying somewhere in the East. He really did care about his little kitten.average. Eric rolled his eyes and crossed his arms over his broad chest and almost pouted out." Godric had what Eric could only best describe as a cat-like grin on his youthful face. What you feel is protectiveness towards her. She was absolutely fine the way she was right now. he would never admit to anyone that he cared for a human child. No vampire wanted an ugly progeny." His master knew him all too well. "There is something odd about her though. Except her unusual intellect. He did not know his thoughts were that blatantly obvious. Then. but she will grow up one day. no need for her to grow up and become attractive. The humming in his head kept rhythm with his thoughts. But to his master and to his own progeny he could admit. his little kitten with strange yellow eyes. Eric grumbled. He replied nonchalantly. as she says. it was a statement. As a vampire and more over a vampire sheriff. She is a child and she should be treated as such. a strange manner of speaking and an awful sense of humor. One of them being." Godric snorted. I said Arya. "We will see to that when she grows up and that is years from now.
" Eric demanded. but instincts tell me otherwise. "Arya has unusual eyes and she has a far superior intellect than most humans." Eric raised an eyebrow at that. She could explain each of the incident in the photographs with precise details. "I know. he did not hate the word. "She has instincts far superior than most humans as well." Godric nodded and added. in a manner that was all too methodical. He finally spoke. First I need to find out if she is something of supernatural nature. but I also know that I need to protect her and find out more about her. If there are any noticeable or very very subtle symptoms. Arya does not know or for that matter believe that she is anything different than a normal human girl. simply because they were nothing special. I find nothing special about her. No. She does not want to be different or as the children in her school mock her. That only meant Arya would not have any attention from anyone else and belong to him only. "There might be something else. He hated those cretins who called her freaks." Eric asked rhetorically. She seems to mimic certain manners of speech and her pronunciation and accents are very much impressive. His Arya was one of a kind and in a way he was happy that no one knew of that fact. That and her keen observation skills. Eric contemplated his master's words for a while. she came with a baby." Godric offered. "Do you think there might be something in her bloodline? From her father's side that is?" Godric nodded solemnly. "Might be. except she couldn't be specific about the time. her mother looked far too young to have a daughter such as her." Eric asked him seriously. "Which creature then is exceptionally smart with unusual eyes and can speak several languages? I can find nothing odd about it. "As is her talent with languages. maybe she had Arya at a very young age. He was coming to despise the word as time passed by. He shook his head mentally. But we know nothing for sure. but then again. No matter how much he would like to believe and have Arya as a normal human child. "She couldn't specifically tell me how old she was or in which year her photograph was exactly taken." Eric nodded." . "Her memory is exceptional as well. Arya did mention her mother going missing for a year or so and later when she turned up at her Aunt's home. Her lack of accents with her English is odd though. I shall consult my library and find out about her.Godric said seriously. she was quite possibly more than that and he had to find out all there was to it. I know for sure that she is not harmful or dangerous. Godric explained. "I have been observing all her photo albums this evening. Also. "Time as in?" Godric explained. but as a vampire and more than that as a vampire sheriff and the progeny of Godric he has always followed his instincts." Godric added." A quick scowl came over his face as he heard the word freak in reference to his kitten once more. a freak. One thing is definite. He did not want to.
She never bothered with the outside world. I can assure you of that. A rape or a messy break-up perhaps. so she never knew what year it was or month it was. "When? Or do you need to consult your library before you tell me?" Godric stared at him intensely and said firmly. Godric continued. as you put it. It was the rhythm of him and a way that kept him aware of his little kitten. That was it. Arya felt like she had no sense of time. but she never gave much importance to them." Eric continued the train of thought." Eric nodded submissively. There was a part of Eric that just told him that what was happening to him was natural and nothing that would harm him." Eric demanded. "Why are you not counting the strange buzzing in my head when it comes to her strange symptoms as you put it?" Godric was silent for a few seconds before he explained. said that it belonged there. I will tell you of it soon. How can she not remember her age or the time of certain incidents? Her whole world was in her home where she spent her time with her mother and aunt. it is not something of her doing. Arya is a girl with an eidetic memory." Eric was like a dog with a bone." Godric was silently mulling over everything when Eric dropped the bomb. "No and she assumes what you assume about her father as well. Perfectly natural. The buzzing which was humming at that point. She never let Arya out of the house if she could manage it. He had to trust his master on this and just let it go. "She was protective of her daughter which is explainable since she must have suffered through something traumatic. . This is strange because. To Arya. Nothing to be alarmed about. she made it a point to never ask her mother about him. like his ability of flight. "Then what is it? The buzzing?" Godric smiled. Did she ever ask her mother about her father?" Godric shook his head. That buzzing in your head is your problem and nothing to do with her. Not from my own experience unfortunately. just like his master said." Eric nodded his head once and commented firmly. of course. I shall tell you when I see fit and that's all there is to it. "It is something vampires go through very rarely. "Smart girl. In fact. Even the part where the buzzing gave him a killer headache whenever Arya was threatened in anyway. She spent her time reading books. It is not her symptom. "I know exactly what you are going through. but from the experience of others like you. "Because we are finding out if she is some sort of creature or not. There is a very strong possibility that she may be just a human girl with a tragic background who is exceptionally smart. She had birthdays and holidays. It all felt natural. Just the average genius amongst the humans. her mother's emotions were far more important than the identity of her father. Maybe it was a special ability or a gift of some sort. She remembers everything. She noticed that her mother always avoided talking about her father like the plague. She chose not to hurt her mother over finding out about her conception. Also her mother was extremely protective over her.Eric looked a bit confused. "Arya told me until a year ago. Therefore. doing certain housework and going to the market or the library.
While he felt slightly confused about everything. Godric continued. "What do you call a fly with no wings?" Eric suddenly felt the urge to either bang his head repeatedly on his desk or just run away screaming. I liked making popcorn." Eric snorted. She likes hearing the corn pop. I am just curious.He waited and contemplated. Nevertheless. "What else did you two do?" Godric smirked. Godric was grinning at him. "Get it? Flying from one point to another without wings? Walking. "The kind you will not be the least bit interested in reading." Eric rolled his eyes. we did. I shall start on them as soon as I reach Dallas. He might humor these god awful jokes and suffer through the tortures. this joke did make him curious. "Humans eat the strangest of things. "She did text me and I know what you two did." Godric smiled a little and then asked. Popcorn. If there was anything child-like about Godric. that is. but no way in hell would he participate. that I am sure of." Eric snorted once more and after a few moments asked." Then Eric watched his master snigger like a little boy at his very clever joke. Although. She taught me how to make hot chocolate later on and popcorn as well. "She showed me some great books I should read. Eric was content." Godric commented solemnly. "We talked. She is very meticulous with her school work. "What else did you and Arya do this evening?" Godric laughed. Eric blinked once and stared back. as long as Godric was smiling." Eric sniffed. she enjoys eating and has a very healthy appetite. So he remained silent and waited for the painful punchline." Eric added with a slight sneer. but that does not mean I was there. "Yes. It seemed as though hanging out with Arya was appealing to Godric's child-like side a lot. "And you cooked?" Godric nodded. It was an insect. just as his master did. You already know what we did. and according to humans we eat the strangest of things. I looked through her school work. Eric asked politely. You simply put in this packet filled with corn in the microwave and then wait for all of it to pop. It was entertaining to watch. where did a walk come from? Godric's warm chuckles washed over his ears as he explained in between his laughter. "Really? What kind of books?" Godric chuckled. "A walk." . while Eric felt a little confused." Eric seemed curious. his master seemed to be in good spirits with a small smile permanently plastered on his lips. "Yes. "Why do you ask? I saw Arya sending you messages on her phone. It is delightful watching her eat. What would you call a fly with no wings? A dead fly? A tortured fly? Who the fuck cared about stupid insects? Godric answered gleefully.
in another home. so I will sleep in later. "Why aren't you asleep. how can I remember?" Arya nodded. "What are you doing up so late. she had school in the mornings. I'd rather be a female version of the Flash. "More like Wonder-woman. "No." Ginger slurped in a rather long noodle in her mouth and mumbled with the food in her mouth. He pinched the bridge of his nose. So she sat there in the kitchen eating her delicious dinner alone. "This is yummy. Ginger gasped and mock-chided. do you like it? It's a new recipe I tried?" Came the soft and adoring voice of her darling niece. her employers were very generous. No way there was anything going on between them. if such horrible atrocities called jokes were being exchanged between Arya and Godric then there was no way in hell something sexual or romantic was happening between the two of them. Be a detective or a crime fighting super-hero in my dreams. He told himself firmly. Jean had showered and was eating the dinner her niece had cooked for her. She was happy. She went to the fridge and got her aunt some juice and sat with her." Arya smiled brightly and thanked her. closed his eyes and sighed exasperatedly. but it couldn't be helped after all. pumpkin?" Arya answered softly. Auntie. Ginger complimented with great enthusiasm. She watched her aunt finish off her dinner with gusto. "Which one is Flash? The one with the green ring thingy?" Arya gasped. giggled and asked. I'd rather solve a murder mystery in my dreams. Jean or Ginger. "Can't sleep and I don't have school tomorrow. That's Green Lantern. The jokes alone killed all sorts of feelings. remember?" Ginger ruffled her black curls and replied. Arya needed her sleep. Angel." . Who the hell cooked and watched cartoons about fishes when you were with someone you were attracted to in your home? Arya did not have any interest of that sort in Godric and Godric clearly had better women than a little girl like her. ensuring she had a couple of hours of extra rest." Ginger munched on the noodles in her mouth. Pam just didn't know what she was talking about. was told to come in the afternoon the next day. Sometimes it did get lonely eating dinner all alone. It was delicious as usual.This time Eric did not resist. At that time. They were simply friends. "Oh sweetie! Like Superman?" Arya snuggled her face in her aunt's damp and sweet smelling blonde hair and replied. Flash is the guy in red who is very fast. "Princes and castles are so over-rated. especially lust and attraction." Arya walked to her and wrapped her arms loosely around her aunt's neck and told her matter-of-factly. silly. Angel. "Oh. "Auntie Jeannie. you know. swallowing another mouthful of noodles. Ginger asked again. there are so many of them. girlie? You should be in bed dreaming of handsome princes and beautiful castles.
Ginger then teased back again. Godric is my friend." Ginger mock-gasped and poked her niece in the ribs as punishment. Just tell her about you. You can turn a simple noodles dish into the most toxic sludge ever. "Well." Ginger giggled. you know." Ginger raised her hands in a surrendering motion and replied laughingly. so that makes him a better person than most humans and doesn't want to be ignorant. "It was so much fun." Arya held her aunt's hand and said. you know. "It's okay to miss her or be sad." Arya eyed her aunt suspiciously for a moment and then nodded. You don't need to be all strong and grown-up. you know. We hung out and he helped me cook. Ginger gave herself a mental pat on the back. tell me how was your date?" Arya rolled her eyes and stated vehemently." . I get sad for Katie too. "Fine. I talk with her sometimes too. Then she drawled in her softest voice. Ginger dutifully brushed her hand softly through her niece's curls and waited. Finally Ginger teased. "Oh Angel! He's a vamp. Ginger did not like it at all when her niece was sad. "I am not being strong or grown-up. No need to be all prejudiced about vampires knowing nothing about humans. I like remembering her." Arya chuckled and replied. you know. Auntie Jeannie. Arya continued after a few moments. She had successfully distracted her niece from being sad. he was a human once upon a time. what would he know about what humans eat?" Arya frowned and replied matter-of-factly." Ginger sniffed loudly. It's not that I am sad.Ginger immediately let her fork drop in her plate with a clang and clumsily leaned out of her seat to give her niece a tight hug. Angels like her should always smile and not be all sad. Besides. her voice a little too high pitched as she herself held back tears. honey! Did you dream of your momma?" Arya sighed and shook her head and replied. "Auntie Jeannie!" Ginger giggled and giggled and then coaxed her niece. He doesn't know a thing about cooking. come on! I was just pulling your leg. Ginger commented." Ginger nodded tearfully and after a few moments dug back into her food. pumpkin. me and our life. "So. you know. how was your play date then?" Arya almost screeched. but I have been thinking of her. "You got your cooking skills from you momma. "Aww. Arya just giggled." Her aunt kissed her forehead and let go of her and sat back down. "It wasn't a date. Don't spoil my fun!" Arya smiled a little at her aunt and then replied. All the good things and the bad. he wanted to learn. "So. fine! Godric is your friend. "I brought out the albums and talked about her with Godric. "No. But I do miss her sometimes. "Oh honey. "I know that I surely did not get them from you.
Mr. you know. Hell. Angel. Depressing in different degrees of course. it couldn't exactly be called depression either. Arya called by her vampire friends when not called by strange pet names. His melancholic mood could not be detected of course. Also. pumpkin. They had very different methods of coping with said depression as well. But no one except said master. they are. Godric is smart. "Yes. I'd rather have one friend exactly like Godric than be the most popular girl in school. her aunt already lost focus. I feel my IQ dropping if I breathe the air in the same room as them. . "Awww. A longing more like it. Eric Northman was far above such petty human emotions. So. This visit though was not a social visit like the Queen Sophie-Ann thought. Arya let it go. I am discovering that having a friend is very much fun. but then again all the time in the world. The other creature who was depressed was a fourteen year old child named Mary-Jean Arya Hollis. his own thousand years as a vampire did not seem enough when it came to his master. He told me so much of history and since he is quite out of touch with the present. He was upset that he did not have nearly enough time to spend with his master. Her aunt was more than a little scatter-brained and that was completely fine with Arya." Ginger gave her niece her best puppy look. Auntie. Eric spent just a few hours with his master out of the three nights he was with him. Eric's depression was very hard to detect." Arya shook her head and replied with a bright smile. movies and tons of other stuff. progeny and a grand-progeny knew of that matter. He is so old.Ginger looked a little lost for a second and Arya knew that her aunt didn't mean her statement in negative way to begin with and by the time Arya was rebutting that statement." Ginger shook her head with enthusiasm and agreed. There was one Eric Northman who was quite put down and depressed at the thought of parting with his beloved master who would leave a few hours after midnight for Dallas." Arya nodded and added softly. Arya continued on replaying some of her moments from the evening spent with Godric. Most people don't understand me or care much. In fact. But Eric came to terms with it since said child was proving to be a valuable asset who needed looking into. Godric was not visiting just his beloved progeny." Ginger giggled and waved her fork at her. "No. I don't want tons of friends. most people are so ignorant and pig-headed. kind. "Yeah. Godric spent all his time with a certain black-haired child. She didn't love her aunt any less for being a little less smarter than her. her aunt loved her to death even though she was a freak. He could be seen sitting bored on his throne being worshiped by his human admirers. understanding and funny. Northman and Miss Pam are my friends too. I told him stuff about technology and books."Good! It's great that you have had fun. but depressing nonetheless. sweetie! You'll have tons more friends. "We watched some movies and even discussed some books." Chapter Thirteen The next night was quiet depressing for three creatures in Shreveport. He was visiting to inquire after and check out a certain person of Eric's. There is more to life than studying and housework. games. It was more of a profound sadness.
silly jokes and plain Arya. She was a strong girl. and Eric did have a gory past both as a human and as a vampire. it remained in her thoughts and in that remarkable head of hers. She was a very smart girl. She would not cry. since he wanted her as far away as possible from vampire affairs. He was experiencing little joys and simple enjoyments. But he did not want to lose her affection and friendship. Oh no. He felt honored almost that she would freely share all of that with him. She needed that comfort. she would accept Eric with all his gory past. wail or bawl like a child just because someone was leaving her. Mr. for whatever depression she felt. He was discovering new things and learning so much more through his time with her. The last creature was a vampire over two thousand years old and he was presently called Godric. He did not tell her anything. so he went by his original name. he would keep contact with her. She was having him just as he was. His life however long it was. He was a selfish creature if nothing else. she would show that to Miss Pam. deductions. A part of him felt guilty that he hid so much of his dark past from her. had always been one that was not happy. Just Godric. She was not losing Godric. A precious little girl who was decades wiser than her years and stronger than the strongest of men in spirit. But when her Auntie Jeannie offered her a tight hug and a few kisses as well as some sweet words. yet she possessed a calm innocence and a child-like awe and delight. It was not her childish ignorance or naivety. his instincts he supposed. Godric was special and he would write to her via email and talk to her on the phone. She was more than depressed. she would show them that she was very much an adult with a cool composure and a rational thinking frame.She was depressed. These days he had no reason for any deception or hiding. Hell. Unless you counted someone possessing innocence and him being one of the reasons for it to be ripped away. It was not content and joyous. Godric. especially to one who did not have friends and could not make friends. His experience in Shreveport in the last two nights would forever remain unforgettable to him. if he was her true friend he should have confessed to her and warned her off. Now Godric was very sad. She acted as normal as possible. dominance. He was experiencing things as a simple human child and he loved every second of it. She would miss her friend so very much. But Arya was a strong child. More than anything else. her instincts would beat the . She had to say goodbye to her first friend. but it was unavoidable and she did understand vampire politics better than most humans. Godric was his true name. But a part of him. He had so many names in the past. told him firmly that she already knew and deduced things and experiences from his past through their interactions already. Thomas and so many many more. Godfrey. He never had someone who cared so much at not pleasing him. But another part of him told him and he knew for sure. Godric had never laughed so much at simple but very humorous things. Also. He would miss her. she did not show her depression in front of anyone. She felt like crying every second and her heart felt so heavy she couldn't breathe easy. he got to experience what he missed out on as a human child. Her mind was her own palace after all. She was very practical and matters like that did not weigh in her mind. But Godric was most definitely his oldest name and despite all the names that he had to change to play along with the time. She wouldn't cry and she told herself she wouldn't lose her very good friend Godric. all those smiles and laughs she had coaxed out of him without even trying hard. He had finally found someone who cared for him and not the vampire that he was. A monster like him. She really had the funniest brain. Godric hated to admit it. That was no easy task. she did not deny herself of that comfort. and things similar to that and in no way innocent. Northman and Godric. it was her mind putting everything in its logical place. she simply did not mind. he had found a true friend. She was all work. but making him laugh. He was after all getting all of that just to be in contact with her. It was filled with violence. Hell. It was a feeling he could compare to none other. She already had much idea about him. it warmed his cold undead heart. That simple trust she had in him when she invited him in her house without so much as batting an eyelash. Godric did not want to listen to that voice and hope.
but that did not stop him. Odd reason to be worried about. He was depressed and felt almost like kicking at the ground and sulking at the thought of missing out on hanging out. but Godric told her firmly to be quiet and that those were very special to him. Godric almost felt the slight sting of tears in his eyes when his little friend surprised him. Godric sat with Arya and talked for hours. He received a beautiful smile from her. Godric always was fascinated by the bond that was between the niece and the aunt of not blood. he got to know so much of her. Arya had always saved money. Godric appeared at Fangtasia with Eric right behind him. Three books. But Arya insisted that it was much needed and very interesting. it said. He worried for her too. But he could not make them stop or do anything about it. They simply could not deny her. taunted her. Lord of the Rings. other than that she was a good enough employee and she kept his new interest safe. IM-ing. Like e-mail. but of love. He looked through the pages with her and she explained how each one was good and which parts she liked best and not giving the plot or the story away. How the children and even some teachers misbehaved with her. She always had and from what she saved. with her. Arya told him that she would miss him and Godric told her that he would miss her more. She bought him six books she had told him of. Her mind was her strongest weapon and she was a master at using it. while his friend fidgeted nervously. but also his family. That evening Godric and his friend spent laughing and talking. Little . these past few days he got to care for her and he wanted all the best things in the world for her.instincts of a century old vampire easily. He knew very well of how things were for her at school. Also he would be learning so many other things. she bought her first friend presents to remember her by. the first three of a wonderful series called the Harry Potter series. Mostly because she wanted to deal with it on her own and there was also that fact that if he or Eric helped out. while her Aunt said her angel had a computer brain. He was adamant on keeping in contact with her though. Well. demeaned her. Arya herself did not know just how important she was to him. Arya had told him that her Aunt was a lovable scatter-brain. she answered softly while her Aunt chattered both excitedly and randomly. In the several hours that he got to spend with his new friend. as she told him the latest word was. She was his friend. It was unspoken between Eric and Godric. It was all so confusing to him. Pam found it baffling that someone like Arya could even be related to even in the most remote sense with someone was ditzy as Ginger. He was worried because she always had to be strong and tak care of herself. but very well understood that Godric would spend the next five hours with his friend at her house and later on he would be back to spend time with his progeny before leaving for Dallas. to Eric and also to Pam. Of course it would be a hassle to learn all about the new technologies all over again. The best part was the messages she wrote in the books. He kept the red tears at bay though. He found himself to be blessed. Eric did not care much about Ginger. He also was going to get very up-to-date with these new phones. She had said something about never having to buy someone gifts before and not knowing what to buy for him and how it wasn't much. He held them to himself as if they were something very precious and not the simple and inexpensive books that they were. games of so many different variety. mostly because she was strong. Including caring for her. And another three books. after all she was practical and she prided herself on that. she would be incredibly hurt because she would think that they thought of her as weak. The modern ones with the messaging programs and what not. she said. He walked slowly to where he could hear his little friend talking softly to her Aunt.
One that was identical to the one he had given to his new pet. Eric was very sad to see his master go. some quotes. just like the one his master wanted. I shall too see you later then. recipe books. "See you later. A phone. I shall call you on your phone tomorrow night. they talked all night on the couch. talking on the traditional phones and using computers very rarely. Eric was quiet happy with that. I do not know the customs well. He did want to master this skill and wanted to cook a delicious meal for his friend one day. but slightly confused as well. but I am a vampire. A perfectly Arya gift for him. Also. Eric too had a goodbye gift for his master and said gift made his master smile. Although Godric did promise her that he would watch this channel which telecast-ed shows on teaching how to cook various types of dishes." Godric was amused by the sentence. photo albums and scrap books she had shown him. His kitten got him interested and actually ready to learn and keep up with the world. some facts. He finally asked. So much better for his business. some jokes." Godric sighed and consented. Also his master would now see. something funny or curious. "My friend." Arya let go of him and replied with a bright smile. "Fine. She sniffed once and giggled in his chest and mumbled. "Don't ever change and never say the word 'homie' Godric! IT sounds so very strange from your mouth. but Godric could detect the very. Godric knew this was her way of personalizing the gifts to him. Secretly the thought made him feel like a good older sibling who took care of his younger sibling. She simply and very maturely gave him a few words of farewell. my fellow alligator. homie'?" Arya's sudden smile and then the giggles tumbling out her lips lightened his heavy heart much. "I am not an Alligator. she looked shockingly stoic. . He preferred writing letters. lots of messages written in purple ink in various parts of the books. I think I understand the humorous meaning behind your statement. Benjamin Fisher brought them dinner. Godric sighed and waited for her to say something. Her strength surprised him. some just saying things to him." With that Godric left.messages. She jumped into his open arms and hugged him tight. his little kitten. enjoy and appreciate all the benefits of the newer technological innovations. But I need another phrase or something similar to say at moments like this. Her neat and distinctly feminine handwriting filling whatever little spaces they could in purple ink. Him a True Blood of his preference and her a pizza and some drink called a cola. Arya. His goodbye with Eric was the usual and he was used to it in the last thousand years. very slight tremble of her hand and the wet appearance of her unique yellow eyes. She explained what she was eating to him while she ate. She got Godric to become interested in the rather more recent technological advances. That night they didn't even cook. He did not even know how to use the internet. but he knew too well of the duties his master had. Alligator. Eric was very impressed with his kitten. he had no idea that such a frail looking girl had so much strength in her thin arms. Much like her school assignments. That night Eric's worker. 'See you later. if you insist. When it was time for goodbye. We will talk much. she had managed to do something he had been trying to for such a long time but couldn't manage. He did insist Eric on taking care of their new little friend. He could now keep better contact with his master. but I think friends depart with an affectionate hug and the rather popular. let alone send someone an e-mail. Godric wanted to use a modern cell phone and how to text.
fed up wouldn't be the expression Eric would use. The annoying bit was that Godric wouldn't tell him what the presents were no matter how much he asked and he did ask more than a few times. Herr Northman! (Good evening. Also. they were actually quiet pleasant and he could handle pleasant. She peaked Godric's interest and even managed to fascinate him with many different kinds of objects and subjects. Eric had to clench his fist to stop himself from petting her head and ruffling her hair for she looked like the perfect adorable kitten sitting there. shoes off. She was curled up on his couch. And no matter how much Eric appreciated the innovations of the 21st century. From what little he could coax out of Godric. No. Eric's head hummed in pleasure at that thought and his chest puffed just a little with pride over his pet. So he zoomed in to his office and to his utter surprise found her. Mr. She felt that sentiment for him and he knew that for sure because she did one thing for him always. to be truthful her sense of humor was literally killing. It was hours after Godric left did Eric wonder if his little kitten would buy him a present if he left for some place far away and if her present would make him happy like it made his master happy. a gem. Usually she was busy with some work. He frowned for more than a few minutes at that thought. "Guten Abend. he was not stupid enough to push Godric on any matter Godric did not want to pursue. She hugged him goodbye every time she left Fangtasia and he actually was in her close vicinity and let her hug him. but it washed away quickly and filled him with a satisfaction. Then a thought hit him and a familiar warm sensation filled him at the thought. if and only if she knew about him leaving for some place would buy him a goodbye present.Godric in some ways was sort of. She looked up at him. it seemed. legs tucked in and curled into herself and reading a book. She was like Godric said so many times. More like. Arya was never in his office if she was not summoned. since it made you want to bash your head into the nearest durable surface. The next evening. So what if her sense of humor sucked? Well. he made a mental note to let her hug him goodbyes more often. He merely told him to ask Arya herself. they were presents that pleased Godric a whole lot and that he would cherish them always. That sent a slight tickle of jealousy course through Eric for a second. He had chosen the perfect pet. She pleased his master so very much and caused him happiness without doing anything drastic. She was still a child there was still much time left before she could be involved in any of his business matters. be a bit weary and wary and just stick with the slightly olden ways. he used his personal Arya-homing device in his head. He frowned to himself. So what was she doing in his office? He was not suspicious of her per say. The less she knew of his business the safer she was. but he was sure as hell curious. Eric walked into his club and as it became a habit. He found her curiously enough in his office. helping out in the various corners of the bar and it was mostly Pam who would put her in her office and make her sort through paperwork. after all someone other than him pleased his master so. so he would never get any opportunity to receive goodbye presents from his pet. and it sort of made Godric reel back a little. even grumbled to himself. She looked calm. His pet. He would never leave his pet behind of course and if he did it would be for drastic business and then he would never tell his pet about his business or even say goodbye. But Arya managed to do it without even trying. Her hugs were not entirely repulsive. Godric was so ancient that he had seem almost everything and the 21st century was the century of innovations. Northman!)" . Eric had heard from Godric that his kitten too had given him a few goodbye presents. But it was nothing compared to all her other qualities. content but also slightly lonely. The thought made everything well again in his head. sat up straight and smiled brightly. Now that made him pause for the briefest of moments. fed up with the world.
"Explain. She merely blinked and stated. leaning back and making himself comfortable. Eric leaned his head back and closed his eyes with a smug smile as he stated confidently. Her breathing was normal and the sound of her turning pages sent an image of her looking adorably absorbed in whatever she was reading behind his closed eyelids. etc. almost invisible tiny scars on your hands. He was right. Not only did she look into his life a thousand years ago and tell him how he was. "Well. He raised a questioning blonde eyebrow at her. just sit in your office and read quietly.) Now what have you been up to?" He sat with her on the couch. it needs to heal previous injuries. "What did you think of my guest?" She blinked twice and replied. Vampires become physically more superior and more capable. Therefore. more like recent damage to the body gets healed. wounds. Her heart beat was soothing as opposed to the usual blood lust invoking heart beats. (A good evening it is. Northman. despite being a Viking. "Godric has tattoos from his life as a human. newly turned vampires get their recent injuries. arms and a few on your face from what I can detect. you must have been a great warrior. Only barely visible. when he finally opened his eyes. You must have been a very skilled warrior to be not injured seriously. despite your life as a Viking warrior and they were very accomplished warriors. she never ceased to amaze him. "That he most definitely is.Her smiled made his head hum. He found her fascinating. If she was then she was a very smart girl. smarter than he gave her credit for." Eric breathed sharply once. Short and to the point. Just nicks here and there. The scent of ocean. As long as she did not know that ." Eric chuckled. isn't it?" Eric watched her with glinting blue eyes. she managed to uncover one of the best kept secrets of vampires without any evidence or even trying. He nodded once and said softly. She did it again. he asked. She did not seem to be the least bit bothered with sharing such close space with him. He felt calm because she felt calm. His kitten seemed to be finished with reading her book and was now staring at him with wide yellow eyes. They function better than human bodies can. I helped around and then Miss Pam asked me to not do anything this evening. Mr. Vampires are essentially undead creatures." Eric nodded and continued staring at her. He never got tired of the way her brain worked. So. little kitten. "You have no extremely visible scars. "Godric was awesome. here I am. He smirked back." She blinked once and smiled wide before explaining. You have no visible scars. almost basked in the calm that he felt around her. "Ein guter Abend ist es. The very best amongst your men. meaning dead bodies which aren't dead to be exact. my little kitten. After a few more quiet moments." He sat there with his eyes closed as he relaxed. kleine Kätzchen. She answered with a blink. Now. For human bodies to become much more superior or capable. She almost figured out that vampire blood could heal and the healing capacity of vampire blood was beyond any human's imagination. scars and wounds healed. Meaning deep and very prominent marks received during one's time as a human stays after they are turned. logic states when being turned major damage to the body. scars. A part of Eric whispered in his mind that maybe she did figure it out and was keeping quiet about it. It must have been at least half an hour. cold winds and cherry-blossoms cloaked him.
She would be a great asset for him and his business. I have told you that I will protect you from harm. Those oddly beautiful eyes showed him her awe in him. tactless as well. looked into her eyes. when she grew up. that is. Later when she turned eighteen. Godric or I can you speak in this manner. he would give her his blood as soon as she turned sixteen. She looked back at him with her yellow eyes soft. She nodded once and then answered softly. I just tell you things how I see them. He took hold of her tiny fragile warm hand. I know I can be quiet obnoxious sometimes. Having the trust of this specific little girl meant a lot. He was actually planning on keeping her under his employment. it seemed. Mr. as long as she kept quiet and no other vampire other than Godric. I usually keep quiet and blend in. she was clearly being factual. "I know. But having the trust of a human immune to glamor with nothing to gain from him and with the intellect that baffled him more often than not. She could and would put her very life in his hands." He watched her blink once and hoped she understood exactly what he meant. But he told himself firmly to be patient. But I only talk to you because you let me and you don't get offended. All he could know and puff his chest out at was the fact that he had her absolute trust. I allow it because I find your intelligence refreshing and of a different league than that of those other dim-witted bags of blood I see every night. Northman. much older. That includes with holding information. As well as blinding faith in him. and told her softly. he would decide what he exactly wanted from her and as his human how she would serve him. I only speak at all with Miss Pam. Also. so I see no point in being deceptive to you in any manner. but Eric knew in that moment. trust and respect for him. It keeps me safe and helps me observe everything. It was a feeling that was so difficult to explain and it left him feeling dazed. as well as painting vampires with compliments and flattery which were absolute facts. Any other vampire would be within their right to glamor her into forgetting or kill her. sudden and well. show any sign of nervousness.little fact. she had affection for him also. You told me you would protect me. Also in the manner she sometimes teased him. but comfortable under his examining gaze. He went through her words. the entire feeling was quick. she remained just as calm and sat motionlessly. it could all be dealt with in time. my little kitten. for sure. Only when you are alone with either Pam. making him stop thinking over the strange feeling. Having the trust of a human was nothing special to a vampire of his stature. she was safe. Pam could turn her. she had admiration. She knew how to weave a good web of words. squeezing his hand lightly. then he would not have to give her his blood to keep track of her. she trusted him that much with her . But she didn't. I allow you to speak of such deductions that you make. I tell you things because I trust you. Although a large part of him wanted to turn her himself. but firmly. shocking. "Listen to me. Other vampires will not think twice about ripping your head off your body if they find you picking them apart by your words. but you must keep such deductions regarding people and other vampires to yourself. He calmed himself and looked at her with glinting blue eyes and kept staring at her. I think you know that I don't mean to insult. She might be friends with Godric and hold affection for him. Godric and now you. that was something extraordinary. It was then that Eric had decided. but the humming continued to relax and soothe him. Pam and him knew of it. Waiting for her to fidget." Eric struggled for an unneeded breath when he felt the warmest feeling course through from somewhere in his unbeating heart and it spread quickly and fluidly through every inch of his body and just as quickly returned back into his heart. That way she would be near Pam as well and when she turned much.
Finally she stopped giggling and retorted with a brilliant smile. He couldn't help the chuckle that came out of his mouth and he also couldn't help but gleefully take in her look of surprise." . He remembered one other thing that he had to do that evening.)" She nodded and a moment later she gasped. He placed his large hand on her head and ruffled her soft curls and growled playfully. her curls were just as stubborn as her. What a surprising girl! His little Arya. Something he had planned the previous evening and of course was very secretive about it. "Ouvrez-le. He mused. She merely sniffed and replied with the pout still on her lips." Arya blinked at him and then giggled. "A golden star for excellent work. Did she not understand that she might be as independent as she wished but she was his and he would give her whatever he wanted whenever he wanted? He rolled his eyes and grumbled. Her giggle was something that always managed to make something in him feel lighter and make his lips twitch into a smile." He narrowed his eyes dangerously. "Are you going to say something stupid like how you cannot accept expensive things from me again?" That was warning enough from him that she mustn't go down that road. "You are obnoxious. She looked confused and adorably so. I could repeat my previous statement." He swept away some curls off her forehead. my little kitten. "Yes. no matter how small a smile. She looked at the box and then him. He noticed her watching curiously. Northman. I am told that golden stars are given to little girls such as yourself as rewards. "No. He continued to smirk and then ordered softly. as he let go of her head. He stated. If she could give him so much of herself." Eric inwardly was pleased at her strange way of not accepting expensive gifts. he did not need horrible and painful jokes to make her giggle. min lilla kattunge (my little kitten). "Takes one to know one. mon petit chaton. Moments passed between them and finally Eric said in a nonchalant manner. He smirked and then handed it over to her. I was just saying that your reward is different. A part of him sneered." Eric snorted. Sir. He reached into his pocket and brought out a small blue box." She looked back at him with glittering eyes and a pout on her lips. "I am different. What a silly little girl she was! Silly and smart. but golden star stickers are the usual rewards. Not actual gold star pendants on gold chains. little kitten. "Aren't you a sassy little kitten?" She giggled a little more and replied. obliged to take care of her in his own way. and while any other human would have gone white with fright. but something tells me you would take offense to that implication.safety. Those curls fell back into their previous place. he was of course to nobody's knowledge. He informed her softly. Blunt honesty. She giggled even more. although it also bothered him that she would not accept what he freely gave her. He could do so with his own way. somehow she knew he was joking. "That something would be very accurate. Sir." She smiled at him. Very much so. "Again. Mr. (Open it. She replied equally softly.
" This time he blinked. Mr." She blinked twice and asked. He hated talking about this with her." She nodded her head enthusiastically and then stopped abruptly and asked in a soft voice. "Will you please put it on me?" Eric obliged. never thank men with anything that has to do with your body. He stated tonelessly. Touching it with her small hands and admiring it. while she stated softly. Sir and that is why I asked. I wanted to hug you because I am very much happy and I would like to hug you like I sometimes hug you good-bye. not a gift. Sir?" He wanted that hug. Northman. After a tight where she giggled into his chest and he unknowingly to her smiled wide. He told her firmly. He asked with a frown.She took out the necklace from the box and looked at the dainty necklace. I know very well that you do not like to be touched. "Why?" She blinked once and replied promptly." Eric knew how she meant to hug him. Also. . "It's very beautiful. He mused to himself how much like her true age she sounded and how very rare moments like this were. "Thank you so much." Then she looked at him and gave him a smile that was simply dazzling. I would like to show my appreciation and gratitude with a hug. He nodded once and replied tonelessly. he had his image to uphold." Eric nodded once. then. she asked him politely." She smiled wide and threw herself into his suspiciously open arms which were quiet well prepared to catch her in them. I observe men or women acting strangely towards me and I take actions accordingly." Of course that was great for his ego and he smirked. Also similar to the time you gave me the phone. after all. "It is a very beautiful and very much appreciated gift. "Because if it is. You may hug me. "I suppose. Worse. She kept on chattering happily about how the necklace was pretty and how she would show it to her aunt and Miss Pam and tell Godric when he called. He kept his face carefully blank. "Is this part of the perverts and pedophiles talk?" Eric resisted the urge to slap his head. but that didn't mean he would let her know it or let her think her hugs were something he wanted much. I follow certain rules and am very cautious about that matter. I have already been given the talk and I have read a lot on the subject. He always had the best taste in everything. she continued. Eric smiled with pride. He stared at her. Also. Also. "It is a reward. But it was good that she was aware of the dangers of the world. no point in becoming so soft. She whispered. She was growing up. She needed to be taught about such things. Big lesson to remembered and followed through as you are a young lady. Then she told him matter-offactly. he hated thinking about it. I may make an exception just this once. "May I hug you. "I will always wear it. "Wear it. "I did not intend to give you a hug in that manner." His head hummed in pleasure. But hearing everything from her mouth always felt better.
be it with her school work or Pam's paper work. "Remembered what. He really should have seen that one coming. Godric was pleased. He could tell that Arya would have been just as happy with a piece of sticker (how odd). Eric was feeding and partaking in women and little Arya was not abnormally normal. Mr. although frankly Godric found it a bit baffling in the beginning. Eric frowned and then looked pained. "Then it must work!" Then she started giggling. Godric smiled. Whenever she was busy in thought. as long as it was given to her by Mr. He had also offhandedly explained the odd concept about teachers. "Why do elephants paint their toenails red?" Eric was stumped. Eric was extremely pleased to see the little golden star dangling from his kitten's neck. it was not just an expensive gift." Eric raised an eyebrow. "No. golden stars and rewards. He stared at her blankly. Pam agreed that it was an odd concept. she had explained the concept of golden stars and teachers and rewards. Northman and how it was so beautiful. "It's another human thing. made Arya very happy and secure that she did not and would not lose her dear friend. After a moment of two." She asked him matter-of-factly. little kitten?" He watched with amusement as her face went blank and she crossed her arms over her chest and then asked him a question. really golden star stickers as rewards. she had . "That is impossible. But surprisingly.Suddenly she jumped up. even some nagging over giving human pets expensive gifts. he sighed. Chapter Fourteen The next few nights everything was back to normal. but she beat him to it. One that mattered a lot to Arya. He had told Pam about the necklace and he had expected a few snide or teasing comments. and he always found it. He contained his urge to yell several curses in various languages. She smiled wide and said cheerfully. she would fiddle with the star around her neck. his progeny made the little human very happy. she simply nodded and said it was an apt gift for little blossom. Also. "To hid in cherry trees!" Had she ever seen cherry trees? Her jokes were terribly but now they did not even make sense. Arya finally answered with a sly smile. Northman for a job well done. Apparently a few phone calls from Godric and tons of messages via text and e-mail. he found another odd but endearing habit his kitten had developed. Of course what she said filled him with horror and he actually groaned out loud. Northman. He always looked for it when he saw her. Eric frowned and huffed and then almost snarled at her in frustration. She had told Godric about the present she received from Mr. but it did catch him off guard. "I remembered." He was just about to explain the whole point to her. "Have you ever seen an elephant hide in a cherry tree?" Eric rolled his eyes and snarled out a. After a few tense moments of his silence." He had smirked at her. he would not answer of even think about the stupid question and the forthcoming stupider punchline. She noticed him noticing and simply blinked and said. it was a thoughtful gift. which Eric would never admit. later he understood the need of approval and idea of a reward.
That was not how his kitten usually greeted him. His kitten's blood. min lilla kattunge?" He had taken to calling her pet name in Swedish. which made the buzzing in his head sharpen just a touch. the strange parts was his kitten. this was not how she worked. They both agreed that human education systems or the public schools must be very cheap. His instincts took over and he started sensing red light alerts. He could always force out an answer from her. One of her hands was on her thighs. kitten. Why?" Before he could even reach out to her to hold her hand. It made Arya sniff loudly and turn towards him sullenly. She looked paler than usual. He took a seat near her and replied. Eric had . Eric sat there puzzled and slightly angry. Eric watched and tried figuring out what was wrong with her. She blinked once. He had walked in and found his kitten in Pam's office. annoyed. Mr. She too had noticed Arya's new habit and Arya had shown her the necklace the very evening she had received it. but that would be his last resort. It was when a groan finally slipped out of her mouth did Eric start to panic. for now he was curious." His voice was one that would have made vampires centuries old rigid. He found her in the backroom packing up her bag. Eric watched. gripping the fabric of her jeans and every now and then she would press it to her stomach. grumpy. The blood smelt strange and old. She huffed and frowned and her face flushed. "You can't ask me that!" With that she looked very upset and she ran out of the office. He could smell blood on her. Pam had told him giving little blossom a golden star was a good idea. she was his and he needed to know to protect her better and she needed a doctor. Too much cherry-blossoms and very less oceans and cold winds. She looked up at his with tired eyes. Her scent was a little off and more overpowering. She told him in a shrilly tone he hadn't known his kitten possessed. He snapped at her. But that wasn't the strange part. He stood in front of her and demanded. Odd. The way her yellow eyes dangerously glared at him stunned him and somewhat paralyzed him. Arya bright smile placed an idle thought in Pam's mind that maybe a pair of matching gold earrings for the little girl would be a good idea for a latter event. sighed and then greeted in a simple voice. Anything wrong. He could tell that she wasn't all that focused with her work and that was odd. She looked for the lack of a better word. She always worked fast and efficiently. "You are bleeding. What did she mean he couldn't ask her that? Of course he could ask her that. the paperwork before her. She shook her head no and started slowly working. "You will tell me what I ask of you and give up this attitude of yours if you know what is best for you. hold it there for a few moments. It was a few nights later and one early evening when the strangest thing happened to Eric. she snapped her head to look at him. Her face would harden every now and then too. Northman!" Eric's felt an odd feeling in his stomach and he felt surprised. or even say something witty. sigh and then place it back on her thigh. She seemed to move a little restlessly every now and then and sigh. It was all wrong. but it was blood and she was injured and not telling him. He stalked towards the direction she left. "Good evening.scoffed. "So it seems. Pam had said to her then that gold suited her well. Very pale and she sat stiff in her seat. she was supposed to smile brightly. She bit her lip and would not look at him. She added that if it was candy then it would be much more appropriate and a better incentive. Also.
I need to get you proper medical attention and then sort out the mess that got you injured. He always thought she was above such idiotic actions. looking utterly frustrated. It's just not what you think is wrong with me. "It's a girl problem. I am going through that. you do not need to be." With that she stalked out with her bag swinging across with her every step. her yellow eyes flashing dangerously. He asked her slightly confused and also a little agitated. you need not to. the hammer of understanding hit him and he felt both embarrassed and shocked. I promise. I can't tell you about it. "You what?" She looked angry and Eric felt uncomfortable for reasons unknown. If she was going to act like a spoiled child then he would have to get firm with her. but I need answers before that. She left some of her books behind. Blood moon. "Where and how did you injure yourself? Show me." What girl problem? His mind went through the absolute worst situations. or was that a lie?" She frowned at him and said heatedly. It's different. If someone is asking you to keep quiet. "Do not lie to me! I can smell the blood!" She gasped. She snapped out. he had bigger issues at hand. I shall take care of it and keep you safe." She looked utterly troubled. his glare ever present. Did someone threaten her. She gasped and replied indignantly. that is gross! Don't tell me that. "Stop all this nonsense and tell me. "You can tell me everything. I never lie to you and will not in the future either. She finally sighed out and looked at her shoes and mumbled something. or was she ashamed of being accosted? He told her firmly." He continued to glare at her and then he told her firmly. "I did not lie. she shrunk a little within herself and grumbled. That left Eric more puzzled than ever. as I have said to you before. she told him harshly. You had promised me your absolute honesty. "Oh god. After a few moments. "My period. After a few minutes of confusion. "I mean. He growled out. I am in pain and I feel tired and I would appreciate if you would not embarrass and humiliate me further. Eric stood there like a statue. . Blood cycles." Eric blinked once. "I am not injured. folding his huge arms over his large chest and his blue ices as cold as ice." He stood there stubbornly. He had never heard his kitten whine and he never thought he would either. not exactly comprehending her words. He continued glaring at her. Whichever term you are used to. If you are ashamed of what they did to you. I am going through my menstrual cycle!" Eric gaped. She clutched onto the curls on her head and shook her head and whined. "I am not injured and I have nothing to show!" He snarled out leaning towards her.no patience for such childish antics." Eric barely noticed her face flush as red as it was humanly possible. "What do you mean your time of the month?" She looked up at him and glared back. her face contorted into an expression of utter mortification and cried out.
" Eric blanched." Pam laughed. "No. those were a bitch to deal with.He walked slowly back to Pam's office to find her annoyed. "Her blood moon. She was acting very much unlike herself. "Blossoms. "How did you humiliate her?" Eric sighed and replied. snapped and was very dramatic. "She is fourteen." Pam blinked once and asked in surprise. she is plenty old to have that. "She smelt like strange blood and I asked her about it. The blood he could understand about." Pam asked him incredulously. He did not have a human sister to care for back then or know about this menstrual cycle. Men are so lucky." Pam rolled her eyes. She whined. she said." Pam sat down and chuckled a little dryly. why do you ask?" Eric replied. "I don't know. he didn't remember much from his human days and fornicating with women back then or in his vampire life." . "What do you mean?" Pam explained." Eric shook his head in disapproval and disgust. you very well know that. "That was what I inquired about. "Yes and?" Eric told her looking into her eyes. "Was she hurt?" Eric answered mildly." Eric scoffed at that." Eric blinked once and asked her. he never had to deal with this particular woman issue ever. Pam added wisely. "She is growing into a woman. His kitten was going through that? Also. she informed me that she was going through her menstrual cycle. She isn't old enough to have that. "She cannot have that. He finally grumbled out. Eric sat down as well. in the old times." Pam snapped her attention to him. "Did she smell odd to you tonight?" Pam answered. He thought about it all for a while and then said softly. "She said she was in pain and tired and she would appreciate it if I did not embarrass or humiliate her further. didn't sort out these papers. but the pain? He felt completely at odds about it. "The pain I had to endure during my cycle was somewhere in between something kicking me in my stomach or something clawing me sharply on the inside. "Her what?" Eric repeated. "From what little I can remember of my human days. After a few moments Pam told him matter-of-factly. She sneered." Eric asked her. by now she would have been married off. "After much insistence on my behalf. Also.
"Tell me everything. very much if you never point it out like you did this evening. as Ginger said. but Pam did not back down. anything at all. crossed his arms across his chest and recalled everything about his evening sullenly. until a message received on his phone.-AH .-EN It is not a disease and I do not get to get well soon. I get a little moody during my time of the month. text me. It is something that will continue on happening like it happens to every other female. He replied. as the card puts it. last year after she turned thirteen.Pam raised and eyebrow and replied dryly. I will be aware of that in the future. Pam was right she was mad about the smelling blood comment. After a while he asked. I was making sure you were not hurt.-AH Eric sighed and then smirked." Eric glared at her. By another hour. so they called someone who did know about it and glamored her for answers. "What should I do?" Pam and Eric both felt a bit odd over it.-AH Eric winced.-EN I apologize for my snappish behavior as well. Pam also found out that Arya had medicines for the pain and it lessened the pain considerably. Thank you for the card and the comfort food. he regretted treating his kitten in the manner he did a little and he felt unusually uncomfortable about the strange monthly phase she was going through. I must endure. But Arya was a little grumpy and tired during her time of the month. He sat in his throne abnormally moody. That fact had Eric scowl. She sighed after a moment and simply said. "I thought she was injured!" Pam laughed incredulously and told him point blank. All was well and he did not even need to reply was quick. but I would appreciate it very. so that's what she meant by it. Pam found out that Arya started her blood cycles. Pam had glared at him to quiet down. That phrase made Eric mumble out. I hope you feel better. After a moment or two. after a few more questions and assuring that Ginger would remember nothing of the event. or period. Later that night Eric was extremely grumpy himself. "You told her you smelt her blood?" Eric snapped back." Eric scoffed and sulked." Eric rolled his eyes. None of them knew what to do about it. Your sentiment is well received and all is forgotten. "Oh yes and she has absolutely no reason to be a little upset when she is bleeding and in a sort of pain that you could not even begin to understand since you are a man. Pam shrieked. If you need anything else. He did not like being proven wrong. "You do not say that to a young girl who is having her blood cycle and if it was me at that age and you told me that you would be ducking for whatever object I would find near me to fling at your head. Eric had someone deliver a large amount of ice-cream and chocolates and a get-well-soon card to Arya's residence.
if the little girl only knew how uncomfortable her little problem had made both her and Eric. Apology accepted. Eric was back in his usual form. Eric was now a bit more cautious with his little kitten and after a little research which left him feeling slightly disgusted and much more aware of the female body. Mr. min lilla kattaunge. Arya was being very much mature about the whole situation." Pam mused. it was very natural thing and it had to do with blood. if he can be casual about my very normal and very natural menstrual cycle. The comfort food you sent helped and is very much appreciated. It was one evening when Eric finally approached a subject he had being contemplating about. "Mr. He watched her intently. Thank you. Which impressed Pam immensely. this is embarrassing.-EN After that. Northman and you. Arya was caught off guard and was embarrassed that one time. She at least could empathize from what little she could remember. once more. Like Arya told her. her lips quirked and she stated. She was his pet. "I guess world domination is out of the table since it would upset Godric. I just know he would think it would be too mean of me to subjugate those . "Men!" Chapter Fifteen After the incident which Eric referred to in his head as the 'incident which shall not be named or spoken of'. Pam simply watched everything and then snorted loudly and scoffed. now she had time to think it over and was very much taking it in stride. confused and embarrassed. Arya wasn't the least bit embarrassed about it anymore.Eric could not help it anymore.-AH You are very much welcome. Also. it did fall under his duties as he was caring for her. "How far into the future are we talking about and in what context. HE asked her. she would be a moron if she thought a vampire wouldn't notice such a thing. I'd be an idiot to be all freaked out about it. He explained. he felt panicked and very out of place. kitten?" She blinked once and looked up from the paperwork she was doing. That's why I look up to Mr. clever girl. "Your education. Arya was back to normal and from what Pam could tell. Are you in very much pain? Do you need to visit a doctor?-EN Again. Of course. After all. Why make an issue out of it? I am okay with it now. things went back to normal. but Eric being a man. how do you plan on utilizing your talented mind. his little kitten. Northman is an adult. Pam had to hide a smile when she heard her say matter-of-factly. Everything was back to how it was supposed to be. He made a mental note to be a bit more caring and if possible stay as far away as possible from Arya next month when her scent was even the least bit off. he was now prepared for the dramatic Arya which he would have to face once a month. Northman?" He smirked. lots of chocolate and ice-cream to be delivered at her home. "What do you plan on doing in the future. They were worried. my kitten? For what purpose?" She looked at his with her golden eyes and pouted her lips. your career. but I suppose this is your way of caring. The pain is as usual and I do not need a doctor. From what Pam assessed.
He checked and curiously enough it was a message from his own progeny. There was a slight vibration on her phone after a few seconds and she huffed and then nodded firmly. Here. His kitten was just too precious. Why else do you think I sound so confident? Also. He then told her something that a part of him truly meant. I want my the United States of Pamela Swynford De Beaufort. I wouldn't laugh as Eric is now. We are getting me that pink country and a pink palace. Also. Arya was pouting and told him. Mr. you know. I would not attend your festivities and parties and such occasions. US of PSDB for short. How about you open a restaurant? With your talents. Screw that. I find the idea rather callous. Northman. "I was right.whom I would deem lower than myself. She can have a pink palace. the things I sacrifice for a good friend. He was chuckling and handed the phone over to Arya. Too mean to subjugate? She smiled brightly as well and shook her head and said with a sigh. but still had a smile etched on his lips. he was smiling wide and laughing all over again. but I would not support it either if you went along with your plan for world domination. She can even have everything in that country to be pink." She leaned in and told him in a tone he knew was dead serious. He laughed even harder. She told him in a snooty voice. an image of Arya with a huge chef's hat and a huge knife demanding people to bow before her. Miss Pam would have a country all to herself. I am behind you blossom." With the images of pink buildings. see for yourself. Eric continued to laugh. He laughed and truly laughed. "I would support you if you did go with your quest for world domination. Northman. She had roused Eric's curiosity. his blue eyes wide and then he smiled and then he started chuckling. who would I really talk to then?" Eric started at her. I am sure Eric would support you idea wholeheartedly. My friend. Can't have an ugly whimpy queen.-Godric After he read the message. he leaned in a bit closer and he told her seriously. Then Godric would always skip on the parties I would throw and let's face it. Eric laughed out right. You are far too compassionate and passionate. the phone in his hand vibrated again. He just knew his master was chuckling and sniggering uncontrollably as well. His voice dropped. Mr." Eric snorted and reached for her phone. "I know." Eric snorted and then looked at her. Now he had another funny image in his head. you know. now can we?-Miss Pam. She huffed and took out her phone and started typing away on it. She likes the color pink. "I was being serious. We need to work on your fashion sense and your intimidation tactics. little Arya on a huge throne and himself wearing a silly hat with huge jewels and an adviser. Godric does find the idea mean. He finally calmed somewhat. Just when he had managed to calm down. so no world domination for me. I would have you as my adviser whom I would treasure above all else. the business would be very beneficial and it is also something you love to do. Which was funnier? Pam's pink country? US of PSDB? Ugly whimpy queen? Intimidation tactics and his little kitten? Or ." She even had her arms crossed and the most adorable pout-y face. "Ah. since I would find it malicious in your nature if you did vanquish your opponents.
He never wanted his little kitten to change one bit. It's a fact. But what I do know is that. I know I cannot be a writer or a journalist. Arya said after a moment. she was his and she had to stay in his area with him. I have money from my momma's insurance. I want to take a year off after school and really think about it and during that time I would like to work. He said with narrowed eyes. He sniggered. Also." Arya nodded. "I honestly haven't thought about it. "I know I am clever enough to do whatever I would want to do. He also didn't want her to pick any of the ones she listed either. I am told by a teacher I would be excellent with both of those careers. but I am not sure if I would have the temperament or the patience to go with the system. "I would make an excellent detective and the law enforcement agencies would benefit a lot from having me and I am not being arrogant when I say it. she needed to talk. . Despite what she said. I am terribly with art." Arya sighed and answered.the fact that Pam signed off that message with 'Miss Pam'? Oh fuck it. Northman. She already is planning for it. my kitten. The main being. It tickled him even more when Arya sniffed and said. but I don't want to spend it all after something I do not want or will regret. she would breeze through the politics and bureaucracy. bribing and honoring Pam with pink countries and then chucking away the whole idea because Godric wouldn't come to her parties. But he kept quiet and kept his attention on her." Eric thought about it and agreed. at least Miss Pam sees the real potential in my idea. She wouldn't leave Shreveport for a college because she wanted to be near her aunt. Mr. I lack the imagination and creativity for it. Eric was secretly thrilled at that." Oh gods." Eric was genuinely interested and fascinated with how her mind was jumping through careers. hell he wanted to manipulate the whole conversation like he had been planning for the past week. She would be a brilliant detective and would be famous for her work. rarer than sometimes. I do not even know if I could be physically fit for it. I am interested in that line of work as well." Eric wanted to interject. "Well. his kitten did have a funny sense of humor. So maybe." Eric added. "There is also your aunt. she would be handed out promotions as well. "I do not want to be a doctor or a lawyer. So he would listen. She sighed and said. So I am taking my time thinking and sorting it all out. Eric snorted. But I know what I don't want to do. keep mum even when I know what is wrong. just maybe. but his were more selfish reasons. follow orders from my superiors. she did not acknowledge one of her own traits beneficial for that line of work. She was perfect just as she was. She continued. After a few more moments. I do not want to be an actress or anything of that sort. "You still haven't answered my question. there is the matter of college being very expensive. to earn a little extra and get some experience with people. you do not want to leave her. Just fourteen years old and planning for world domination and torturing the world. Eric finally calmed down. the whole situation was funny. not judgmentally but factually. She was manipulative and calculative.
He could feel it. The sheer probabilities. she had so much potential. All those waves in his head? Yeah. A part of him felt something akin to guilt. The possibilities of her being hurt. He would keep her safe and happy. I do not want to be an engineer or a physicist. She looked at her shoes and her hands fidgeted with a pen. But I have given some serious thought about becoming a software engineer. He finally decided that maybe becoming a detective wasn't her cup of tea. that left him feeling edgy. she was about to confess something. he thought about it. miniscule amount of guilt. this particular line of work. "A computer expert? A software engineer? Explain. no she wasn't. "I do not want to be a number person. "Mr. becoming a forensic expert does intrigue me. But again. so no banking career for me. She whispered. The buzzing buzzed in his head hard and fast and he felt like . becoming the best and most respected in that field of career. He did not even want to think how psychologically changed she would be after facing so many dark things." That made Eric blink and he gaped at her for a second. But another part of him worried for her welfare. an anthropologist or even a linguistic expert. I would have to be apart from my life here." She looked extremely nervous all of a sudden. maybe even the country. with that career. a historian. mighty wall and just stopped and disappeared. His expression softened and he looked at her with as much kindness he could muster. but something in him melted and he wanted to comfort her. Only his and she would stay that way. well it wouldn't exactly be one which other people would be okay with. None of that. she bit her lower lip and just shrunk into herself. Although. howling and almost celebrating at the fact that. not that he needed to breathe. they kind of crashed against a mighty. it would be beneficial for him to have someone in the human law enforcement as well. She would get hurt." Eric's heart stopped. How could he protect a girl who would be running after trouble simply because it was her duty." He watched her in slight awe and utter intrigue. Oh gods. But I kind of want to do something. She didn't even begin to say the word and he could already see her becoming that person. someone this talented with so much potential was his. it left his mind reeling. very little. She wanted to what? He repeated in a slightly confused voice. But I haven't given much thought to it since it would again mean my departure from Shreveport. thoughts and plans. But that part of him was soon silenced by his more stronger and dominant vampire nature as well as his Viking roots which were rooting. Northman. A computer and tech expert really. Would she be physically able for a lifestyle of basically hunting. She wanted to be one of those dancers who would jiggle and wiggle their bodies in the most obscene manner wearing strings for clothing and would call it exotic dancing. This amazing little human teacup belonged to him. marine biologist. "A small part of me wants to become an archeologist. He couldn't tell what. leaving his ears ringing slightly. She continued thoughtfully. over the fact that he would keep her away from achieving all of that at all costs. Finally she looked at him with pleading eyes and a part of Eric's something melted. He watched her with no expressions on his face while on the inside he was riding wild waves and ferocious waves of awareness. She spoke again. He stopped breathing. if I did pursue that line of career.Also. or architect either. I have never said any of this to anybody. The crimes and criminals she would have to face. she wanted to be a stripper.
hitting his head on the nearest surface. Oh gods, she couldn't become one of those women. She just couldn't. So what if he liked some of those women and hired them and hell, promoted them and encouraged them. The point was he wanted other women to become like that, not his girls. Never Pam or his kitten. That was not how his girls were to act ever. A part of him screamed to calm down but he couldn't. All he could think about were perverts and disgusting humans with repulsive thoughts and revolting desires who wanted to touch and do nefarious things to his innocent and naive and pure kitten. He had to save her. Eric did not notice that his hands were tightened into fists. But Arya noticed it and she panicked. She whispered softly and pleadingly, "Mr. Northman, please hear me out. I swear I am not going to do anything awful. Really! It won't be even harmful. I just think I could do a lot being a tech specialist. Please listen to me before you scold me." Eric heard all her words, but in a distant kind of way, but it worked. Slowly but surely, he came out of the haze of buzzing and the disgusting thoughts of his kitten as a pole dancer. He let out a long breath and then asked, softly, knowing how much she looked worried, "What do you mean by a tech specialist? What does someone like that do, what would you do?" She nodded and explained, her voice still a whisper, "Softwares, tech security, firewalls, web sites, tracking via technologies, anything and everything. Certain people need people with special skills to do certain tasks which would not and could not be done by the traditional means. I want to be that person with special skills." Eric arched an eyebrow and leaned in closer, now completely interested and focused on her. She was a devious little thing. She had a plan, an unconventional plan. He simply said, "These people would pay you for your special skills, of course. Pay you a lot since it would be a nontraditional task. But what do you specifically mean by nontraditional?" She looked at him, all worried, timid and slightly scared. Eric mused, good, she knew what she was proposing was wrong and she was afraid of his reaction. But she was asking for his approval, she was trusting in him and confiding in him. To him that was all that mattered. Besides, she did not know how much potential her idea had for him. She explained, "Basically, a hacker. I want to own the world at my fingertips, literally. Do anything and everything I want; I want to keep eyes on everyone; keep tabs; make them do what I want; trace them; track them; make messes for them; clean up messes; make people and things disappear or create all new identities, people and things. I could do so much, and no one could stop me. How could you stop something as intangible as technology and it is something everyone relies on and is unavoidable." Eric's eyes were glinting in what could be best described as greed and fascination. He realized, he had the perfect, the absolutely perfect pet. Eric had someone who took care of his security problems, and he had used a hacker once or twice, never for something serious but he had entertained the thought of permanently employing one. Especially in these new times when the regent of his state, the vampire Queen Sophie-Ann and other associates and enemies of his were using new spy technologies. He had to get ahead of them. Now as he looked up on his kitten, he was very much aware how very easily he could achieve all of that. Arya might say that she wanted everything at her fingertips, but if she achieved what she wanted to, then Eric would be the one with everything at his fingertips. After all Arya was his and what was hers was actually his. He had to use all his control not to smile wide and smugly. This was a matter where he had to progress with caution. It was also a dangerous field for her. She would be a great
tech expert as she called it, but even that line of work had its fair share of troubles. Most of the things she would be doing would be illegal. Eric told himself to make sure that he was always there to free her if something of that sort did happen. He knew though that it wouldn't, Arya was a smart girl. She wouldn't get caught. But he would still make sure. Also, he would hide away his brilliant little hacker. He knew it would be years before she became one, but he could wait and then he would have his prize. He stared at her making her fidget even more. Finally he spoke, his tone monotone, "You do realize that you plan on becoming a criminal, one that uses computers, but a criminal nonetheless." She whispered with a small smile, "I won't be a criminal if I am not caught." He remarked, "Arrogant already, little hacker?" She smirked, "No, merely confident. There is a lot at stake and I know that very well, Mr. Northman." He asked her honestly, "Do you really want all that power?" She blinked once and answered, "I do not want power for the sake of being powerful. I want to be strong. And I find this work fascinating. My mind works like a computer, so why would I not want to manipulate the world of computers?" Eric declared, "Kitten, I hear your words, your explanation and your plans. But your motives are still not clear." Arya sighed and replied, "I already have some skills with computers. I know what I can do." Eric asked, "What makes you think I would approve something like this? An illegal path approved by a Sheriff?" Arya explained, "I want to be a tech expert. My skills could be used for both good and bad. A gun in the hand of a soldier and one in the hand of a terrorist, both are the same thing but mean different things. I will have skills not that damaging, but essentially powerful. After all the whole world is going for a lack of better term, digital. Everything is technology. Why would I not want to master it? I could help track bad guys, help someone, get paid for it too." Eric listened with a blank face, but on the inside he was smiling with utter glee. She continued, passionately he noticed, "Do you know, Mr. Northman, many companies actually pay hackers to hack into their systems to improve their securities? So do banks and other organizations. Then there are the securities of small or medium sized organizations, they could and would hire me as well. Now certain people might hire me to sabotage someone or hack into someone's systems or crash their systems or bug them, I would do it of course, for a prize of my choice, without any traces left of me and not feel the least bit guilty. I don't know how to explain it to you, Mr. Northman, but I do not feel guilty about any of it and the word illegal doesn't scare me or worry me as long as I make sure I do not get caught." Eric watched her with slightly hard eyes, she matched his stare with her own. She was not scared, she was passionate about it and slightly nervous. He let her sweat for a little
bit and then finally smirked. He announced, "You knew I would approve, that was why you confessed to me." She gave him a smile which literally made his heart feel lighter and a similar smile appear on his own lips, "I guessed. But I was not sure. If you did disapprove, I would have changed my mind and went with forensic science. I find you to be an important part of my life, Mr. Northman. Someone who isn't related to me but gives a damn about me to want to protect me. I look up to you. I want to be a worthy human and well, strong in your eyes." Eric blinked once as he processed her words. He felt something in his chest tighten a little. She really was something. Her words touched him and affected him, but he couldn't show it to her. Not yet, maybe someday. He finally leaned back and said, "Let's say you did become a hacker, Godric would not approve of it." She blinked once and replied innocently, "Let's say I would become an artist and someone commissioned a portrait and paid me a substantial amount of money. Would Godric disapprove of it?" Eric smirked, "You are an awful artist. But Godric would not disapprove." Arya gave him a raised eyebrow and stated, "Then I do not see why he should disapprove of me marketing my other skills." Eric felt a huge amount of satisfaction from that answer. Godric might be her friend but it was his approval that mattered to her, not the great Godric's. She would mold herself to his wishes not Godric's. Eric felt smug and triumphant. She continued, "Godric would only know that I would be a tech expert, nothing more or less. Who my clients are shouldn't reach his eyes or ears, that is not how I would do business. Discretion is essential in being successful in my future line of business." Eric chuckled. She was precious, really. Eric asked her, "Well, when do you start on this business then, little kitten?" Arya explained, "The year I will take off, well that is the time I will learn different things from different sources. I will need a bit more protection then. That is my training period if you will call it. Then I enter the real world." Eric nodded. Great, she was not going anywhere. She would stay with him in his area. He told her, "You have your first client then, kitten. I warn you I am a very demanding client, I keep room for no mistakes." Arya looked at him as if he had two heads and replied, "Mr. Northman, I plan on working for you full time. You wouldn't be just a client and you know it very well. My skills would be very useful to you. Besides, you do not need to warn me, I know how you are and I plan on starting with the horrible excuse of website Fangtasia has." He frowned, the web site for the club was not that horrible. He was going to retort but she interrupted, "No, it is that horrible. Very gaudy and not enough attraction points. I asked Miss Pam if I could help, she told me to ask you. So I am asking." Eric nodded and replied, "Not before you graduate from school."
Look at me!" She did. Her usual pale skin. She had her head lowered and resting on her forearms. very faint but it was there. Arya sealed her deal with her new career choice. His pet. He wanted to keep her. The buzzing in his head became unbearable and he felt something akin to horror and panic fill every pore of his body. But if Pam did not want her or if Arya herself wanted him. Why keep a hacker and a loyal one for just a few decades when he could for centuries? Especially with the world evolving into an age of machines. He wondered and thought about the future. it was Eric who came in an hour later who found it first. He was a little amazed at her words. Pam had came in early but she didn't even notice it. Pam would love having the only vampire hacker in the world as her own progeny. no one else smelt like a child. she could remain like that for a little while more. It was also his vampire side which was raging a terrible war in his head about how someone bled his human. no matter what. he wanted to share his kitten with Pam only because Pam was his beloved progeny. She pouted but he did not relent. hiding them as he was hiding the rage brewing in him. shiny curls of black hair and fragile little body. which she would and soon. her forearms were on her knees which were pulled up to her chest and Eric couldn't believe how very small she looked at that moment. she would be one hundred percent sure on turning her. and if Pam did not turn her. He decided with a slight smile. "Arya. She was a child. Arya Hollis would make a wonderful vampire and progeny. strange golden eyes. Arya was going to become a vampire. His vampire side was telling him that she would taste like no other and would be the most memorable taste of his life. her left cheek had a red-ish purple-ish bruise on it in the distinct . He planned on keeping her forever. If he were a mere human he would be panting. oceans and cherry-blossoms mixed together. those soft cheeks of her's which sometimes blushed. with her shocking intellect. refreshing. his gut knew. When Pam would hear of this particular conversation. Chapter Sixteen It was about a month later when both Eric and Pam came across something that left them shocked and downright enraged. It was moments later when he finally managed to retract his fangs did he hoarsely call out to her. Eric's fangs clicked out in his mouth. She would be an excellent employee. He went searching for his little kitten who it seemed had hidden herself really well in the club that evening.Eric did not want to employ her just yet. Someone touched what was his. but he kept his lips closed. he would not waste a second and turn her. His senses were picking up a very faint trace of blood. She was a treasure. She was loyal to him. She was his kitten. The rest of the evening was spent with her telling him awful jokes and texting Godric. light and sweet. He was sure now and no point in thinking otherwise. every instinct in his body screamed as he stood there frozen. virgin. his body felt that much under pressure. A part of him said she would taste fresh. She wasn't working or in her usual places. He knew. Eric had to rely on his senses and that buzzing in his head to locate his kitten and he found her in the corner of the back room. he would. Eric looked at his precious little kitten. slowly she raised her head and he felt like that one time when Godric had punched him in the stomach. It was Arya's undoubtedly. All silent and curled up on the floor. that there was something horribly wrong with his Arya. What was Pam's was his. He could see that. So very sweet and just the right amount of spice.
shape on a hand. Her soft pinks lips, which usually stretched and curved up in a smile at the sight of him remained immobile and had a small cut on her lower lip. There were scratch marks on her bruised cheek as well. Her beautiful golden eyes with those long black lashes, they looked hard and lacked the usual spark they had in them. Also, her right eyes was swollen, almost closed and was surrounded by a bruise that was quickly turning blue. Her hair was damp, her clothes fresh and she was wearing a full sleeved shirt with a closed collar. His body hardened and so did his demeanor. The vampire was roaring within him and so did his Viking side. She was beaten, assaulted and was incredibly hurt. He walked slowly, careful not to scare her off, towards her. He crouched down in front of her, noticing how steady and calm her pulse was. She wasn't scared or panicked. He was so much taller and bigger than her, she had her back firmly against the wall, making him covering her entirely. She looked at him and whispered softly, "Good evening, Mr. Northman!" He felt a deep stab somewhere within him and all that rage calmed down. He had to care for her at that moment, not destroy everything within his sight with his rage, or even scare her terribly. He breathed and then said softly, "There is nothing good about this evening as far as I can see, little kitten." She blinked once, well the one unharmed eye, that one blinked, the other remained swollen. When she didn't say anything, Eric raised one of his hands, and ran a finger slowly and softly down her purple cheek. It felt hot under his skin, he noticed with a morbid pride, she didn't even flinch at the pain. He demanded softly, "What happened?" She shook her head and replied monotonously, "It was nothing. An accident. I fell down the stairs at school, Mr. Northman." He resisted the urge to snarl. She was lying. He said firmly, "Try once more and this time, do not lie to me." She looked into his eyes, her eyes, those golden eyes suddenly looked so cold and hard. Eyes which belonged to a predator and he knew that because that was how Godric's looked when he hunted with rage streaming in his body. She answered softly, but with much ice in her tone, "Mr. Northman, I ask you to take that answer for now. I will explain everything eventually, but for now you must accept that answer. Please." Eric looked at her as a sudden realization coursed through his body. He knew those words, that tone, that intent, that malice, he knew it all suddenly. She was not behaving just like a predator, she was behaving like someone intent on vengeance. The realization both worried him and filled him with pride. That was his kitten, beaten down maybe, but never broken. He had to act quick. He took one of her small hands in his, feeling her soft and warm skin soothed him. He slowly and very carefully dragged her up to stand, placing one of his large hands around her back to support her if she felt weak. She was anything but weak. She stood proud and strong, her pulse steady. He noticed her wearing an undershirt underneath her full-sleeved shirt, he immediately knew, she was hiding more. He kept her hand in his as he took her to his office. He called for Pam on the way as well. With her in his office, he watched her more. She looked so composed, entirely too composed for someone who was assaulted mere hours ago. He first asked, very clinical, with no emotions whatsoever, "Have you had any medical attention or been to a doctor?"
She answered just as emotionless, "There was no major injury. I visited the school nurse and have had proper first aid." He made a note, it had happened in her school then. Also, she did not have proper medical attention. He asked again, "Have you eaten anything or taken any pain medication?" She replied, "Yes, I have had lunch and a snack. I do not like pain medication, so I did not take any." Liar. She wanted the pain, hence not taking the medicine. She wanted to remember everything, especially the pain. It was then that Pam barged in. It took her less than three seconds to notice and understand everything. She had her fangs out immediately with a loud click and snarled out, "Who the fuck did it?" Eric watched his progeny with pride and approval. She was on the alert and very much ticked off that someone had harmed what was theirs. Eric replied dryly, "Our little teacup here took a fall down the stairs at her school today." Pam stalked towards his desk and stood beside him, looking over Arya with barely contained fury in her eyes and again snarled out, "Bull fucking shit." Eric simply said, "Agreed." Pam suddenly had a horrifying realization as she looked at the little girl closely. She looked at Eric and he matched her look, suddenly she knew and she knew that Eric thought the same thing. She retracted her fangs and asked again, this time her voice steely but her eyes beseeching, "Tell me blossom, what happened?" Arya looked at her and said, "I fell down the stairs. For now." Pam growled out, "What the fuck do you mean, for now?" Arya remained silent. Pam did not fail to notice how absolutely calm and composed the little girl was. After a few minutes, Eric demanded promptly and in a tone that said nononsense, "Take off your shirt, Arya." Arya looked at him and her mouth fell a bit open. She stood still and did not make even the slightest of moves. Eric simply looked towards Pam, who nodded once and walked over to Arya, her heels clicking ominously across the floor. She stood in front of her and made quick work of unbuttoning her shirt. Arya remained still and had no expression on her face whatsoever. Pam neatly removed her shirts and walked back to Eric, who remained leaning against his desk. There stood Arya in display before them in her thin tank top. There was a bruise across her collar bone and one on her neck, again hand prints. One very dark bruise on her left forearm, a punch perhaps. There were scratches, nails marks, on her neck, face and arms. Pam beside him grew rigid, he even heard her hiss a little. He ordered once more, "Lift your tank, and show me your stomach." She blinked once but made no move to do it. Eric stared at her for a few moments, his eyes foreboding and shiver inducing cold. He stated, voice hard, "You will not like it if Pam gets there to do it, I assure you of that." Arya breathed softly and then slowly lifted her tank top till it showed all of her stomach. This time Pam loudly breathed in. The little girl's thin pale stomach was covered in
bruises in the sizes of fists, there were deep red scratches as well. Some were on her stomach, purple and in various sizes, and some were on her lower ribs. The scratches were deep and slightly raw and looked painful. How Arya was standing strong, Eric couldn't help but wonder about. She wasn't even flinching or breathing different. It was as if she was oblivious to the pain. The buzzing was almost deafening in Eric's head and the red film of rage was returning slowly into his mind. He growled this time, loudly and harshly, "Who did this to you?" Arya remained silent. Pam asked her this time, a part of her soft and sympathizing as she used her vampire speed to be right beside her, touching her softly on her shoulder, "Tell us, little blossom. We will take care of it and they will never harm you again." Arya repeated just as softly, gripping onto the hand on her shoulder, "For now, all I will tell you is that I fell down the stairs." Eric breathed in sharply. He knew his progeny was feeling especially connected to his pet right now. Pam would play the soft card with Arya and Eric could not blame her. Pam wanted Arya as her own progeny, meaning a part of Pam already cared for the girl. Pam was not seeing anything more than her pain right now. So he did what Arya did not expect right at that moment. He said, "Take a seat, kitten and Pam you take a seat as well, you will want to be comfortable while you hear this." Arya took a seat right in front of the huge Viking while Pam cautiously took a seat on the couch. Eric watched Arya for a few silent seconds and then asked in his most charming and well, devil-may-care attitude, "How about I show you my power of deductions, little kitten since you seem to be so fond of them?" Arya blinked once in surprise and then nodded slightly. Eric smiled a huge, again charming but utterly fake smile. Then he started his own Arya-like deductions, "Your clothes are too clean, no visible wrinkles despite you spending the entire day at school and after that unfortunate fall from the stairs that you keep telling me about. Meaning, you went home to clean up, now that makes me curious, if it was a simple fall, what makes you want to clean up? A fall from stairs give you bruises, sprains, broken bones, but they don't give you a black eye, or a hand print across your cheek, bruises on your stomach or those scratches in various parts of your bodies. Now, I know my fair share of black eyes, it comes with the territory of being a Viking and the hand print across your face suspiciously looks like a slap. Now about those curious scratches, they couldn't possibly be from a cat so don't even try to blame some poor helpless animal. I can say that with the utmost confidence because I am quite familiar with scratches, especially from female nails. Although my experience with such scratches come with a different intention, but I know those are female scratches nonetheless. You, my kitten were scratched quite ferociously by a female. All of these indicate that you either got into a fight or were cornered by some humans and were attacked. Now, I know none of it happened on the street. So it happened in school and you, my dear kitten will tell me exactly who attacked you, why they attacked you and why the fuck you are protecting them by being a dim-witted little girl?" Pam was smirking coldly. That was exactly why she was proud to be the progeny of the Eric Northman. She was waiting for the dim-witted girl's response. Arya sighed and replied firmly, "I am not protecting them. I told you I fell down from the stairs." Just when Eric was about to snarl at her, his face already formed the expressions, Arya held up a finger and continued explaining, "Let's say, hypothetically, all of your
They had their chance and they did their deed. There is no question about it now. one that did not crack lame jokes. manipulative. She wasn't the least bit effected. Pam again had her fangs out. All that tension and his line of thought was cut short by Pam. all of this is hypothetical. all of that happened. This Arya was very much similar to Eric himself. let the little blossom watch and enjoy the show." (She is fucking perfect. and she was enraged. Mr. Those fucking cunts had touched what was her's. "What could you possibly do to them when you could do nothing while they attacked you?" Arya looked at him and suddenly Eric saw in her eyes something he could relate with. calculative. half-curious and half-demanding." Eric asked. If hypothetically. not tattle to an adult. Det råder ingen tvekan om det nu." Arya explained. How petty and violent could these girls get in her school? If they were like that as children. Arya on the other hand was cool. That a group of bullying bitches cornered me and attacked me in the school's changing room today because I am partners with the head bitch's boyfriend for English class. or be charming with her various languages. While they had to get together to hurt one person. How fucking dare they? She agreed with her blossom. Northman. "Hon är jävla perfekt. If they roll out their version of justice all by themselves then so can I. I will take care of them one by one and all according to my plans. But of course. Maybe she would take her along while she tore them apart. then they would become true psychopaths when they would grow up. this Arya was cold. she will be my first choice for a progeny. then it should be within my natural right to take care of them. A different Arya. "Hypothetically?" Eric nodded. One that he was unaware of. I cannot and will not feel the least bit sorry or even think twice before doing what I will. not the least bit remorseful and vindictive. let alone read and understand Hamlet and he said my eyes looked kind of cool sometimes. I tumbled down the stairs. A part of her screamed and another stormed at how her innocent little blossom was hurt.) Eric nodded and mused. är hon inte?" (Full of surprises.deductions are right. all of that is hypothetical. Pam laughed and said gleefully. She asked with a cold smirk. or the one with the smile that made him smile back. She wanted vengeance and she was right in wanting it so." Eric kept on staring at her. The truth remains. That the cause of their wrath on me was because the dumb boyfriend was grateful for my help since he cannot even comprehend a proper sentence in English properly. What was she? He knew she was strong. They tried to break her." By the time she was finished. kommer hon att vara mitt första val för en avkomma. "Hypothetically. But she was a child and she was cornered and beaten like an animal for helping someone. but that does not mean I am incapable of it. She sounded utterly relaxed as she said nonchalantly. She would rip out their hearts out of their mouths. "I have never harmed any of them. He had guessed that she was thinking of something in this manner. That the group of bitches thought it as their right to teach me a lesson and show me my place in the grand scheme of the world. She was fuming in her seat. Everything will unfold within a month. isn't she?) . "Full av överraskningar. Eric was staring at her with unsurprised eyes. "Of course. but this was a completely different side of her's.
" Eric nodded and then said. His smile. what she did not know was that o matter how harsh her punishment for the guilty party was. But he could not help but worry about her as he looked at her injuries once more. they would pay dearly for what they had done to his pet. As a Viking and a vampire. Nothing would change her mind. "Vad händer nu?" (What now?) Eric answered simply. No one suspects the weak and terrified. I need my battle scars. he waited to see her fidget nervously. Pam would of course be welcome to join in. Finally." Eric raised an eyebrow and Pam snarked. Eric knew. but she didn't. Again. She answered earnestly. He asked bluntly. It was his job as a Sheriff and his word as her protector to take care of her attackers. "Devious or not. That actually made him proud. Arya agreed and explained. The little girl was perfect. aren't you?" Arya shrugged. She finally murmured. He would have fun and they would beg for mercy. Which was why he agreed to give her time." Arya shook her head and answered." (Now. It went against his very nature to let her just go against her attackers. just as Pam said.) Pam smirked and boasted. "Exactly. I need to look weak and scared throughout the week.) Eric retorted. She deserved it. "I could heal all of that. I shall be watching and waiting for results. "Fine. She still smiled." Eric had meant exactly what he had said.Pam nodded also. I do not want to be that weak little girl who couldn't do anything but let the grown ups handle her problem when I look back at this moment ten years from now. "Hon gör mig stolt. Also. You have a month and a half. "Devious little thing. "Why?" She looked at him and finally that cold and hard look in her eyes melted away. "Because I need to be strong. "Nu ser vi precis vad hon har planerat och vad hon är kapabel till. "Something will be fishy if I look better tomorrow. we see what she has planned and what she is capable of. he had to step back just a little and watch this scene unfold. "I so need to learn Swedish. the bruise on her cheek and the cut on her lips must hurt terribly when she smiled like that. Eric glared lightly at that and told her." (Of that I have no doubt. "Av att jag tvivlar inte. he had to take out his rage on those who had dared to harm what was his." Eric snorted at that." (She will make me proud." Pam wanted to heal her as well. he would pay them a visit as well. He watched her for a few more minutes. His kitten." Eric smirked. Pun intended. To take her pound of flesh. and then asked curiously. leaving behind the Arya with soft yellow eyes who looked up to him and adored him. she would be stubborn and stick to her decision and plan. "You look like an eyesore.) Arya was watching both of them talk back and forth as if an audience in a tennis match. after she was done with them and sometime passed. But this one time. Although. If you cannot achieve what you are implying then I shall take matters in my own hands. he wanted to see her limits." . his kitten awarded him with her bright smile.
"Hypothetically. The girl was being admitted to a very strict catholic girl's school. "You still need whatever it is that you humans put on your cuts. They were itching to shove some of their blood down her throat to heal her. instead of her usual time of the afternoons. Could I ask of a favor though?" Eric smirked." Arya replied sheepishly. Suddenly she jumped a bit and exclaimed. Also. Pam asked what did that one do. "Made aware of what? Your clumsiness? You fell down the stairs. I do not see the need to make it the breaking news of this evening's news. agreed. She had asked that evening of Eric that Benjamin keep her actions a secret for now and that he could report to him about everything after she gave him her results. He made Benjamin Fisher follow her more closely and during day light hours. "She has a great right hook and she gave many people many black-eyes. "Oh. The clipping was about a seventeen year old girl who was caught drunk and arrested by the police and suspended from school." Arya nodded. She apparently. His kitten was really precious. A few days later. offered local boys oral sex for a certain price. Eric and Pam were greatly amused that evening. Eric enjoying the game she was playing and wanting to see her potential. Arya answered.Pam chuckled and told her. They didn't know a thing about her mysterious plan though." Benjamin Fisher explained how Arya tailed her to a party and tipped off a nearby police officer just when she was driving back home. Benjamin Fisher had a very detailed report about that. I have some ointment and bandages I will apply as soon as I go home. very much amused." Two days later. "Yes." Eric sighed. Arya simply said. While the girl was vehemently denying . "Depends on what it is. Eric answered with a frown. One evening he found a small local newspaper clipping on his desk as soon as he arrived and Arya was sitting on his couch. Eric knew she was busy with her plans. Later various evidence against the girl was received by the authorities about the girl prostituting herself. Arya was slowly healing and her visible bruises made Eric fume and Pam make snide remarks. Fisher also explained how the girl's very religious mother received a package of CD that showed the activities of her daughter explicitly. another seventeen year old girl from the same school was arrested along with a few other people for making a sex tape. Arya of course noticed Fisher tailing her the very first day. my kitten. she could have been the girl who was keeping watch outside the girl's changing room door while a group of her friends were attacking a defenseless girl. He had to wait for exactly 23 days. another girl was suspended and made an example out of by the school for stealing and selling many school test papers. but at her request and according to her plan they resisted their urges. He couldn't wait to see what hell she had in store for those cunts who attacked her. Arya was always arriving just before sunset. Eric was told how little Arya already had mad skills with the computer. "Would it be possible that Godric and my aunt be not aware of this?" Pam smirked." Everything went back to normal and the nights went by.
She would have the only vampire who would be one of the best hackers in the world as a progeny in the future. but by the time the girl was thirty. After all her future progeny had made her proud. cherished her. first the girl had developed the most awful kind of rash on her face. the school board were deeply ashamed of the batch of bad apples that came from their school. a nasty rumor of her spread that she had gonorrhea. Godric was absolutely right. While Pam received the hug uncomfortably. Godric. Pam got a brand new and top of the line laptop. She was ecstatic over that little fact. she would become a vampire. "What is wrong. not having her would not do. He had to keep her forever simply because. she found out that Arya had only a PC at home. He adored her and held a lot of affection for her. as a family. It was when he noticed his kitten rubbing her forehead with both of her hands did he break out of his thoughts. would go to many lengths to protect her. He asked. That evening Eric spent listening to his kitten chattering on and on about the many programs and features of her new laptop. After a few questions to Ginger. She was more than any other human or pet. What he was doing was watching her and he didn't even know how long he was watching her. After much humiliation she went to the school nurse and later got that rumor cleared up. in purple. He felt complete whenever she was nearby. Little Arya Hollis was a keeper most definitely. What decent hacker didn't have a proper computer? So. some showed her slapping around a freshman girl in the changing room. she belonged to him. A week later. that she came up with a reward for her. Pam was so proud of her little blossom. Eric watched in utter amusement as Pam handed it over to Arya and the little girl shrieked in utter delight and jumped at Pam. some showed her giving the football team captain (who wasn't her boyfriend) a blowjob. All the computers throughout the school started showing different kinds of videos. The eighteen year old girl whose boyfriend had said Arya had kind of cool eyes. She was more than her blood or services. Eric's or her's. Pam. some showed her snorting suspicious looking white powder off a table. Maybe she was meant to be a part of his family. what did it matter as long as she got to keep her. my kitten?" . Some showed her shoving a finger down her throat and puking in the school toilet. He stole the papers while she sold them. her face contorted in an expression of utter disgust and she threatened the girl that she would break her laptop in two if she ever did that again. Something that Godric told him. no doubt about that. He cared for her. While Eric. They were meant to be together. Either by Eric's blood and fangs or her's. Pam and Benjamin Fisher were very proud of Arya's unique skills. It was two weeks later did Eric get to find out about the final girl. a mysterious thing happened. that is the group of delinquent girls. She clicked here and there and smiled every now and then and showed him things which frankly he wasn't paying attention to. Eric noticed how Pam's eyes softened at the girl and how Pam hid the smile that appeared on her lips quickly. proof against her boyfriend and her were received by the school. and one especially showed her seducing and having sex with a much older man whom everyone recognized as the girl's brother-in-law. But it was when she was giggling over something that he realized something. Pam especially was smirking smugly that evening. wrapping her arms around Pam's thin waist for a quick tight hug.the accusations. resulting in her boyfriend dumping her. A few days later. Of course she would have to wait a very long time for Arya to finish growing up. for her little blossom. She was important to him. From Benjamin Fisher's reports. Arya and him. some showed her bad mouthing the principal and smoking.
"What did the fish say when he swam into a wall?" Eric asked aggravatingly. Northman. Everything seemed well and perfect. "Roamin' Catholic. She wouldn't stop staring at him. what do you call a sleepwalking nun?" Oh gods." Arya giggled." Arya waited and kept on smiling at him cheekily." Arya giggled. her laughter was music and she would forever laugh for him. Northman. they truly were awful. I don't. Mr. She asked again. Mr." She smiled. "Maybe. Or quit smiling in that manner. He did not like them. He ran a hand through his own long blonde hair and grumbled. "Dam. "Out with it. he asked Benjamin Fisher to . After all he had to see just what was all the fuss about this 'hanging out' at Arya's place. I can understand how you get headaches. He answered. Finally he sighed. "Mr. Chapter Seventeen Godric never did find out about the time Eric found Arya beaten black and blue or about the time when Arya extracted her revenge. But she would still be called a nun. "I have never met a sleep walking nun. only sometimes. So he supposed he could tolerate the jokes." Eric mock-glared at her. "I will not dignify that with an answer. but her laughter was music to his ears. He snorted. Northman." Arya only giggled more. what did the fish say when he swam into a wall?" Eric sniffed. It was a secret that was very well kept between Pam." Eric snorted and replied. Eric and Arya. "You have the most awful sense of humor. Your awful jokes are already giving me a headache." That was true. He had met many nuns and experienced many things with them. I get these headaches sometimes and they go away just as quickly. She just didn't know it yet. Eric frowned. yes. Eric wouldn't admit it." Arya replied monotonously. Eric watched her with soft blue eyes. but never sleepwalking.She smiled at him and answered. but the jokes were growing on him. "Where do you get these stupid questions?" Arya quipped. then. She sighed happily and after a moment asked. "With those jokes swimming around your head. Even Benjamin Fisher was glamored into forgetting everything about it." Eric groaned. So one evening. She giggled and answered. "The same place you do not look for the answers." He chuckled and ruffled her hair. "Nothing much. Eric even visited Arya's home once. "Maybe because you use that big brain of yours so much. "No. So.
It was small with two bedrooms. "Was she? Did you perhaps inherit that from her. Northman. So this was Katie Hollis. Eric took it with a smile and told her. Eric finally studied the other woman. The house was very neat and clean. Eric smirked. He followed her up to her door and watched her open the locks and enter. I would be very much worried if my kitten sounded like she was dying. his kitten giggled." Eric chuckled and retorted. After all it reflected on his kitten's work. kitten." Eric smirked. She was also very amazing and warm. Arya was very much surprised and ecstatic when she saw the bright red sports car Eric was leading her to. she turned with w flourish and chirped brightly. "No way. delicate facial features which were almost doll like. she was beautiful with strawberry-blonde hair in curls. sing. ha ha. Miss Hollis for the warm welcome. Eric stood there studying each photograph carefully." Eric snorted. "Oh. He rather liked making her giggle. my lungs can't take it anymore. I sound like a dying cat when I even attempt to. This wall was what Godric had called Arya's memory wall. "Now you know exactly how I feel about your jokes." Eric asked interestedly. thank you. another woman and Ginger all over one wall. her favorite color was purple and her bedroom was mostly done in purple and grays. He explored her little apartment. Please do stop. which only impressed Eric. His master was right. Mr. The house smelt more like Arya than Ginger. She had a lot of books in her room and they were everywhere. There pictures of Arya and her mother in various situations and in various stages of her growing up. Northman. Eric noticed how the building in which Arya and Ginger lived was old and it had so many other tenants living in it too. if Arya grew up and grew into at least half her mother's looks. "Your mother was very beautiful. "Well. She was a brilliant singer as well. Then there were many photographs of Arya at various ages. There was a baby Arya and Ginger. but Ginger was always in them or that other woman was. which Eric preferred. Also there were many photographs of Arya. "Please come in. Ginger it seemed was very close to Katie Hollis. It was a few minutes later did Arya come along with a warm bottle of True Blood for him.leave and told his kitten that he would be dropping her home and hang out with her. Mr. she would make Pam proud." Just as he expected. There were many pictures of those two as well. Ginger looked very giddy as she held a happy baby in her arms with black curls and yellow eyes. "Why. Arya's deceased mother. pale skin. He took a look into his kitten's room and was pleasantly surprised. she was a very beautiful woman. Of course that made Arya smile brightly and agree wholeheartedly. warm brown eyes and a smile that was exactly like Arya's. and every corner reflected Ginger and Arya. Eric noticed." Arya beamed at him and agreed softly. Yes." . Eric was filled with smug satisfaction when he watched his kitten enjoying the ride to her home. His kitten was very hospitable. amused. "She was." Arya quipped. but of course not with those awful jokes Godric told her. my kitten?" Arya snorted very unladylike-ly and retorted. It was in a somewhat safer neighborhood. Before he could even open his mouth to remind her to invite him in.
"In New Orleans. I think. "I understand your pathetic jokes very well and they still do not make me laugh. I mean. one of the strong silent types. She really was having difficulties connecting certain facts from her past." Eric snorted. "Oh." Godric was right. A couple of years ago maybe.Arya informed him sagely. Her brows furrowed and she pouted. it destroys everything that I am. thoroughly frustrated." Arya explained. You know. Arya was the only one who was changing throughout the photographs. "I don't know. He asked again. This did not sound good at all. this time softly and with a certain amount of coaxing. This one thing. I am sure if you understand the jokes. She looked utterly confused. You remember everything. "Ah. But momma was a bit protective." Arya blinked once and then replied in a manner that suggested she had an enlightenment. I remember very hazy memories." Eric concluded. "I don't know. "I remember New Orleans because of Mardi Gras and how I was always curious about it. "So. I can't remember. Her mother looked very young. Mr. so I always stayed at home. It is simply that you do not get the jokes and that is why you don't find them funny. "I am not a somber person. don't be like that. I just can't remember the time or the date. We wanted a change in scenary. in the photographs." Arya nodded. "Where was this then?" She answered. "Spoken like a true somber person. after a few moments she sighed and replied. In fact. a little dazed. You just have the most dreadful sense of humor. She was lucky that she was his kitten. He observed more pf the photographs. it too will make you laugh. kitten. I look like I was seven or six. Auntie Jeannie and I moved here after the accident. not remembering my childhood memories." Eric glared at her as she fluttered her eyelashes innocently. "When was this taken?" He watched Arya carefully. Ginger and her mother at what looked like was a carnival and asked. All you need to do is ask and I shall explain. I was home schooled." Arya sat down on her bed with a huff and said. we used to live there when my mother was alive. you can remember the place but not the year or your own age. He pointed at a photograph of Arya. "How old were you in this picture?" She exclaimed. "Did you have some sort of head injury or accident? Something that caused gaps in your memory? Because we know you have an eidetic memory. Northman. This he knew for sure was not a good thing." Eric's gut twisted." Eric snapped. He didn't take sass from just anyone." Eric looked very much concerned. Ginger and her mother both looked young. then you must be a very somber person. "Do you not think I am aware of that? I have a lot of confidence in my eidetic memory and my intellect. After all what am I without my ability to remember everything?" . He asked again. He asked.
Simply because if you were. "Your ego is bigger than mine." Arya gaped at him. he would make those comments. When I was a human boy and in my early teens. After a few moments." Arya sniffed. Mr. Then again. Mr. "No. "Fine then. you just wait. So I suppose." Arya glowered at him. A skill you must be proficient in when you are a person of tall stature. it was very soothing. Northman." Arya groaned. Northman. not that you would know anything about it being a tiny human." The awful innuendos that filled Eric's mind made him feel like a huge pervert. "You are not an idiot." Eric said nonchalantly. and you go on and on about my awful sense of humor. "Oh. but since she was still a child. even if there was the remotest chance. In a few years. "No." Eric snorted. "I am sorry for snapping like that.Eric sighed and took a seat beside her. you shall always be tiny to me and I shall call you so because you will be so. I will grow taller and then you won't be able to call me tiny. "Oh no. "I hope you hit your head trying to get through a door." Eric blinked. But that did not mean he wouldn't tease her. "Well. Therefore. You are just tiny. "I am bigger than you. Northman. you wouldn't be as tall as I am or anywhere near my height. Tell me a joke. her bed really was small. "You are so condescending. Makes me feel like an idiot. It worked." Eric shrugged." Arya scoffed. "Well your brain did suffer a blow to it's ego. he wouldn't bother thinking twice about editing his comments. he refrained. I overcame that problem a long time ago. I did not have any accidents or injured myself. my kitten. I shall have you know. I don't know why I can't remember certain things. although it smelled very potently of her." Arya giggled softly and then apologized." Eric stated in an obvious manner. She calmed down considerably. I detest idiots. Then she sighed slowly and challenged him with glinting golden eyes. Mr. You're a giant. "Your bigger than everyone. she whispered. "Kitten. am perfect. He put his hand on her head and rubbed the soft curls on her head in an attempt to soothe her." Arya grumbled. Northman. Not exactly a bad thing. that you would grow in height. just this once I shall excuse you." . I sometimes think my brain just deletes unimportant memories and details and makes space for new information in my head. He mused. that he was sure of. I learned how to duck. Tiny. If she were older. Mr. which there isn't. that is. you do have an awful sense of humor. I on the other hand." Eric smirked. I would not be in your company right now. He told her matter-of-factly. that's me making excuses.
you said my jokes aren't funny. He was not going to give up." Eric resisted the urge to shudder. Eric asked with a slight smirk and a raised eyebrow. "Knowing about something. I am in desperate need of a laugh. He had the punchline ready at the tip of his tongue." Eric thought for a moment." Eric glared at her. "Fine. "Where can you obtain virgin wool?" Arya sighed. G and E. well demanded actually. and experiencing it are different things. "Which three letters turn boys into men and girls in women?" Arya blinked once and Eric waited for her to be stumped. are these jokes or riddles for me to solve? They aren't exactly funny. going through all the jokes he knew. but mine are universal. They teach you about it at school. if Godric could tell her jokes. Not suitable for your innocent ears. "No." . so could he. She shouldn't say things like that. She was too smart for her own good. "I am not telling you or encouraging you to have sex. "Incredibly large hands. "So you are saying I have to have sex first to understand your jokes?" Eric snapped. gods knew she would be scarred for life if she heard his dirty jokes." Eric was very much annoyed. but before he could she replied instantly." Eric gritted his teeth. she answered immediately. "I would be glad to. you know. Eric snapped. They sounded so wrong. you want proof? Here it is. This time he was going to stump her at all costs. "A.Eric smirked wickedly and stated. all humor leaving him and his competitive side rearing it head. He was really funny and nothing abut Eric Northman was limited." Arya sniffed. "A magnet has a positive side. "What would you have if you had four peaches and three pears in one hand with four pears and three peaches in the other?" She blinked and replied lazily. Northman. "What is the difference between a pessimist and a magnet?" Again. He searched for one that was somewhat innocent and appropriate for her ears. ones her brain would appreciate. He replied. He frowned and then huffed and then asked again." Arya looked at him sceptically." Eric opened his mouth and then closed it. He decided on some smart jokes. but you are saying that your jokes lack humor since all of them have things to do with sex. Northman." Arya blinked and replied. Mr. He asked again. Mr. Age. but I will never know and you cannot prove it so simply because your sense of humor is limited. He was funny. "Do tell me. Your sense of humor might be great. He growled. I mean. you know. Hell. but my jokes are mostly the adult kind. without the smirk. my kitten. this time. "I know plenty about sex.
it was a joke. She asked after a few seconds of this. something. He said. "No. and she was silent and staring at him with incredulous eyes. Maybe she did not understand the joke. to be fair to both of us. mature." Eric frowned as he followed her into the kitchen. The . Like the times Godric coaxed them out of her with his jokes and she laughed till her stomach hurt. Good. this cannot be resolved. thank you very much. he growled. You were supposed to laugh and not take it seriously. a twinkle in her eye." Arya simply said." Arya replied. Then he felt his eyebrow twitch as she ranted on and on. I am surprised. "You aren't an ugly sheep. He went for a different approach. Before he could open his mouth to explain she almost shrieked. "She is right. I'm surprised. So. You are astonished. "Gods be damned. or a small smile. He noticed she had a huge collection of comics. it was not funny and I am a virgin.He smirked then. You're an adorable kitten."" Eric was already smirking a little. it seemed. "A linguist came home early one afternoon and found his wife in bed with a young man. He started. Also." She bolted upright. "What else do you and Godric do?" She jumped up and walked while he followed her." Eric snorted and then looked around her room. much older and ugly like your previous joke?" Eric stood up and growled. "From really ugly sheep. He replied smugly. Susan. it was a little well. No need to fight for the honor of virgins all over the world. you don't even understand good jokes. "No." Arya's anger deflated and she huffed. She was a fan it seemed. she explained. After a few minutes." Eric grumbled." She pouted. "Well." Eric's smirk disappeared and he looked at her. "That is so offending. "Well. "Was the part about her sleeping with a young man funny because she was much. still waiting for something. He sat down at the small dinner table in the kitchen while she walked around in the kitchen looking at things. then. Arya blinked once and said. let's just say that until I grow up. "Oh. he wasn't going to give up without another try. there is a difference." Eric sighed. "Well." He waited for her giggles. we talk and we cook. "Not only do you have a horrible sense of humor. He waited for a full minute. her collection of books were very diverse. Finally. kitten. We watch movies as well. she didn't know that one. Are you trying to say that all virgins are ugly? Do you not understand the concept of choice? Can women or men for that matter not be selfrespecting enough to wait for the right person or follow their own religious beliefs? How can anything be funny about something so shallow that virgins are repulsive to look at?" Eric gaped at her. pointed her finger and corrected him. your jokes are limited to more mature topics and not appropriate for me. Northman. "Why. he asked. Mr.
from what he could tell. "Make your sandwich. Godric was so funny. "I suppose this odd fabric he is wearing is funny as well?" Arya giggled and explained once more. There even was a photograph of Godric wearing some sort of covering and holding a knife in his hands. Arya noticed and giggled. We shall watch a movie later on. To protect your clothes." Sandwich. Eric watched with utter attention. "That. He asked. But certainly not a chef." She giggled some more and then said. "Well. He mocked her in his head.kitchen was neat he supposed. Eric shot her a quick glare. "Are you a good cook?" Arya answered. Godric held a fucking knife in his hand and she found him funny and what the hell was with the covering? He pointed at the white covering Godric was wearing and asked. Northman is called an apron. "It's just a normal apron. He finally decided that he could postpone in participating in this task for a later date. Mr. oh now she laughs! She explained. I can make a sandwich since I will be the only one is a very quick and easy type of food. Who would eat something called sand and witch? Eric couldn't decide if he wanted to participate in this task Godric and she participated in." . He looked at the fridge and to his amusement. Then he asked. I had to show him. I am better than average. clippings of recipes. There were pictures and more decorative magnets. a knife. This was interesting. He walked over the fridge and stared at it. He asked. He told her. I like cooking though. "No. "Will you be cooking tonight?" Arya smiled. You wear it so that you don't spill things on yourself while cooking. bread. it was covered with different things stuck by magnets. "And you kiss the person who wears this apron?" Arya really giggled this time and answered. He liked looking at them. postcards of exotic places and photographs. they come in different designs and most of the time with humorous or witty writing on them. some jars. She had a plate. oh Godric was so funny. you know. His covering said the oddest thing. well a little bit. There were magnets spelling Arya and Jeannie. "Would you like to help me?" Eric asked. Kiss The Cook. how odd. and she was chopping and putting things on her bread and piling them on." Eric resisted the urge to sneer. "I took that." Eric nodded once." Eric frowned. she was efficient and quick." Arya nodded and walked to and fro gathering things to make her food. After a few minutes. Now that was funny. The food would smell revolting and he did not have the patience or the interest in preparing food that he won't even eat. looking ever so slightly confused. it's soothing. "No. They are like t-shirts. some vegetables. he couldn't even chop a tomato properly. crossing his arms. Pictures of food. what a strange name for food. It doesn't require cooking. Eric was impressed. "Do you need my help?" Arya answered.
" Eric looked bored. She seemed domesticated as well." Eric smirked. "Whatever it is that you watch with Godric. Eric frowned. It was difficult to explain. It's called Ocean's Eleven. Arya would sort of breathe. Northman. She was putting things back in their places and then getting a glass for a drink. she would have made a good wife for someone." Eric stated. Comedy movies would be acceptable but since our sense of humor varies. Eric wondered idly." Eric frowned. "It sounds strange." Arya explained. He smiled when he saw her pour herself a tall glass of orange juice. Cooking was very much acceptable. In olden days. Mr. you will like it. She liked this man a lot. omelets and pancakes? What was his master up to? What was his kitten making him do? Godric was going to be visiting in a few days. It seemed she quiet liked eating and had a more than healthy appetite. "So which one is it?" Arya smiled. "Godric told me he has been watching cooking shows on tv." Eric settled down on one of the couches and watched her eat. She asked him. I am sure. a very light blush and her pulse would race just a bit. She added. innocent and harmless. Historical films. Eric noticed something with utter horror. She had made four sandwiches. This Brad Pitt person was not suitable for Arya at all. "I rented one a few days ago. "It's a good movie. "What would you like to watch. Mr. He learned how to make omelets and pancakes. He had informed Eric about it and that he had missed his little friend. much worse. "I do not watch many movies. we watch some animation movies and fantasy movies. Arya liked many of the actors in the movie." Arya sighed. . why? He was so much older than her and he looked silly. But there was one man and whenever he came on the screen. suspense or crime. I do not think you will like them much. Arya would tell him interesting facts or something about the actors. He promised to cook with me when he visits next time. then again those two could have been doing things much. it could quite possibly be a disaster. "What kind of movies do you like to watch?" Eric answered. We should stick to science fiction. Arya asked. "Well." Arya blinked twice and then started in a tone too familiar and one that Eric dubbed 'Kitten's deduction voice'. You would detest young adult movies or romantic chick flicks. those you would constantly criticize. Northman?" Eric shrugged. but Arya would get a slightly goofy smile on her lips. They certainly had odd hobbies. He tries recipes sometimes. "Horror movies would be humorous and boring to you. Eric was told not to tell Arya about the visit. Animation movies would be too childish. where did all that food go? How was that she was so tiny and thin? The movie was good and every now and then.Eric nodded. Godric wanted to surprise her. It has a few of my favorite actors in it.
technologies and techniques. Godric apparently liked it. new year's or even Christmas. That was how they had planted the seeds of acceptance and the idea of vampires to be friends instead of predators in the mind of the humans. Eric had scoffed and Arya teased him by telling him details about the movie. Arya answered with great hesitation and much coaxing from Eric that she did not remember any of her birthdays at all. real vampires were different. She only remembered celebrating last year's Christmas with her auntie. some other topics came along as well. Eric especially liked the modern ways of these bunch of thieves. Eric mentioned he wouldn't mind watching the fish movie Godric told him about. Anne Rice was the human of a vampire. he was very much interested in watching that as well. He noticed how frustrated and in pain Arya looked as she tried to recall details or even talk about it. Arya added that even though now she knew of and about vampires as well as a few vampires closely. Saying over and over again how much a great idea it actually was. Arya nodded and played Finding Nemo. For example. methods. depressed and lost. It was inaccurate and well.The story was interesting. Arya was holding onto the kitchen counter trying to balance herself while she swayed dangerously. But what Eric was thinking about was the simple fact that he would have a hacker in the future under his employment who could and would do things they were showing in the movie. He stole a quick look at Arya. he would ask help from him to solve this mystery. Arya told him he might not like it since it was an animation movie and meant for children. After the movie was over. It was the sudden noise of a crash. Eric still wanted to see it to know what the fuss was all about. It turned out that Eric really enjoyed the movie and when his kitten told him that there would a sequel to the movie. she told him. Eric felt both puzzled and worried for her. All those new schemes. There were many different characters and the interaction was humorous sometimes. She only liked it because it had Brad Pitt in it. Arya cleaned her dishes and went to get some ice-cream for dessert. Eric explained it all to Arya and she listened in awe. making it all exciting. Then came the topic of presents and holidays and other occasions. she was fascinated by everything. no doubt. He smirked dangerously. It was all the plot of the vampire leagues and associations all over the world who had writers all over the world writing about vampires (whole vampires were still in the closet). Eric mumbled to himself how he was right. She looked sad. Until then he would keep his kitten distracted. she found the movie An Interview With A Vampire quite funny. then she didn't remember which outing was a celebration of some birthday or holiday. There was a broken bowl on the floor and she had her eyes shut tight and . Eric had grumbled. She was enjoying the movie. that Brad Pitt really was a douche. that made Eric jump up and flash into the kitchen. Or the holidays like Halloween. Arya didn't have any and if she did. he started laughing. they were sensationalizing vampires. Or the birthdays of her aunt and mother. While Eric watched the clown fishes and how Nemo was named and how his father was protective of him. intriguing and romantic. Eric hated seeing her like that and had decided that as soon as Godric arrived. Who the hell played a vampire with those peculiar contact lens and that awful long blonde hair? During their discussion about which writer was actually hired by vampires and which were not. what a load of bullshit. which books she gave to Godric as presents. She loved ice-cream. After he had heard of the author of the book from which the movie was adapted. Eric and Arya talked. He asked to make it easier for her if Arya had photographs of such occasions. She had joked about watching a movie called An Interview With A Vampire.
"Pam. I am flying her in ten minutes.was grunting and slightly whimpering. but she wouldn't respond to him. "Yes. Before he could even move to her. Pam answered on the second ring. He shook her. hesitant. she only moaned in pain. but she was whimpering and writhing. she fell on the floor. How could he ease her pain? A dark voice in his mind whispered maliciously." Pam could hear the painful moans. He swore he would never forget those sobs. not knowing how. but she writhed on his lap and was sobbing against his chest in pain. Gods. but nothing worked. Send away everyone and glamor Ginger into thinking that Arya is asleep in her bed at home. She kept on whimpering. long time. and he felt paralyzed as he watched her. Her hands were pulling on her hair and she wouldn't respond to him at all. Her sobs and that accusing voice were all that was he could hear and he knew that it was something he would never forget. immediately. Her answer was curt. Eric knew immediately that it had everything to do with her headaches and gaps in memory. What is wrong with her?" Eric answered. Never ever again. Eric tried calming her down." Pam hung up after a curt yes. Before she could even say hello. Eric turned to his little kitten. it's all your fault. Not on his watch. He rushed to her. he never wanted to forget that moment. Call Godric as well. She was in pain. She was pulling out her hair as she moaned and panted and growled in pain. He took out his phone from his pocket and called Pam. She writhes in pains because of you. How could he help her? She did not have any injuries he could heal with his blood. Master. Eric tried to comfort her. It's all your fault. sobs which tore into Eric. calling her name over and over again. He tried to pull her into his arms and away from the floor. He could do nothing to help. For a vampire who was a thousand years old. You pushed her for answers because you were curious. he was concerned and he felt fear and helplessness in a long. There were tears streaming down the sides of her face and from her closed eyelids. a child he deeply cared about who was writhing in pain. sobs and whimpers. Master. She did not want to remember. You broke her mind. He forced her hands away from her hair as gently as he could and held her hands down. Ludwig. You pushed her. He never wanted to forget because he would make sure that something like this would never happen to his Arya. Eric was breathing sharply and he held her tightly in his arms as he waited for those ten minutes to be up so that he could fly away with her to Fangtasia. What the hell was wrong with her? She was panting and crying out loud. Chapter Eighteen . She is in pain but has no injury. Eric's stomach dropped. He just sat on the floor and clumsily held onto his kitten while she writhed in his arms in pain. he felt incredibly helpless as he held a small child in his arms. shut down the club and fetch Dr. "I don't know Pam. he barked.
they come and go very quick. "I know. but all of a sudden she had a terrible headache and she was on the floor screaming in pain. all gruff and curt. Pam was worried. His friend's life was at stake after all. lips raw from her biting on them to hold in her screams of agony. Where the fuck is Dr. but Eric stopped her with a look and explained. "Has she been glamored?" Eric replied promptly. "What else? Little girls like her do not fucking faint because of headaches and they do not have fucking vampires playing nurse maids to them either. but kept her composure. She demanded. Eric rushed into his club where Pam was. which Eric felt like were the longest five minutes of his undead life. but he held onto her tight. then why was she so badly hurt? Pam stated." . Ludwig. her pulse is so weak. There were so many things he had thought that would happen when he would take his little pet for a flight for the very first time." Eric ran a hand through his hair and replied. He would fly high. she was unconscious. Ludwig?" In about five more minutes. fly fast and fly slow. She is immune to it. hours before her headache. mostly because the cause was still undetermined. This sudden incident had unnerved her. She was dangling in his arms almost lifelessly. not taking his time showing her the beauty of the night sky like he had wanted to. But fate played cruel games and what he didn't even think in his darkest imaginations. She was in pain for a long time before she lost consciousness. hair wild from her tearing at them. the stars and the moon. A miniscule comfort in this panic was that his master was thrice as fast as he was and Godric would be there soon.There was a part of Eric that always thought that the first time he would take his little kitten flying would be the day she would be in utter awe of him. He was racing to his club where Pam would be there with Dr. tear tracks still there on her pale cheeks. the clouds. He would fly loops with her in his arms. His master was flying as fast as he could towards Shreveport as well. Ludwig. happened. Pam had Eric make her little blossom lie on the couch. he would show her all the marvels of the sky. no color on her face. He was flying as fast as he could. Dr. We have been talking about that tonight. "What the fuck happened to her?" Pam hissed. He had imagined himself puffing his chest in pride while she showered him with curious questions and awed compliments. "Eric. "She has gaps in her memory as well." Ludwig checked her ears and eyes and then asked. She had blacked out from pain. while the old croon of a doctor did her tests on the unconscious girl. She growled. barging in." Eric gruffly replied. "She can't be glamored. "She was fine. did Dr. Ludwig immediately checked her over." Ludwig frowned. fly low. Eric never thought he would feel such panic and fear. vampire?" Eric motioned towards her. The first time Eric flew with his kitten in his arms. "Where the fuck is my patient. No one attacked their little pet. breaths shallow and pulse very slow and weak. safe and shrieking in joy. He could feel the same from his progeny and master as well. Pam and Eric watched helplessly. Ludwig arrive. Also she has mentioned to me in the past that she gets headaches. panic evident in her usually confident voice.
" It was then that a strong breeze entered the club with a whoosh. Ludwig merely whispered in awe. Godric stood crouched over his unconscious friend. She stayed quiet for a few more moments and replied. Ludwig jumped up and checked her eyes again and then asked." Eric nodded. "What color are her eyes?" Eric answered in a confused manner. vampire?" Eric answered. No major harm done. She needs a cure. Doctor?" Ludwig answered. she put it back in her bag and sat down. who was frustratedly staring at the little girl asked." Ludwig replied coldly. "She is weak and will walk up sooner or later. "What is she to you. she got out a long black string with a tiny blue crystal on the end of it. "Where is her family. "I put a blue amaris stone on her belly. After a moment Pam. and it stopped giving out light. Dr. I'll be damned!" The doctor immediately took the crystal off her stomach." She was immediately going through her bag.Ludwig did a double take at that. But what was that?" Ludwig answered gruffly. a few inches above her belly button. vampire?" Eric replied. "I did not mean it in that manner and you shall do well to remember your tone with me. "She is under my protection. Eric and Pam watched in fascination as the old doctor lifted Arya's shirt up and placed the crystal on her stomach. "What is your diagnosis. "Can't we just give her some blood and heal her?" Ludwig snorted. Doctor and you will do well to remember that. I need more information. "She isn't injured so you can't heal her. She asked. Finally. "She is an orphan. "They are yellow. Stupid vampires. Whatever has happened to her is a part of her system. "What is she?" Ludwig demanded right back. not healing. But I have many suspicions. always thinking their precious blood heals everything. her kind can't be glamored." . "I do not take advantage of children. He demanded." Ludwig smirked. "What the fuck is that?" Eric was too stunned to say anything. "Just that?" Eric snarled out. vampire. "Well. No wonder she couldn't be glamored. Just like a light bulb." Eric stopped breathing for a few seconds and then demanded. Now I can come up with a diagnosis as to what is wrong with her. It lit up like a fucking light bulb. "That was something that told me what she is. Pam hissed." Suddenly. it was exactly three seconds later did the blue crystal started giving out light. There is a strong possibility that vampire blood will only make that problem stronger instead of curing it.
"The buzzing?" Godric smiled warmly and answered." They obeyed the older vampire. you need to know something very important. some develop early emphatic bonds and then there are some like you who have a very light telepathic bond. "Sit down. millenniums. a companion to spend eternity with them. keeping an eye on her. Ludwig laughed a short bark like laugh and sneered at the tall vampire. Suddenly. that would have worked out marvelously. his voice shaking with fury and shock. Pamela. we go on living for centuries. Yours in particular comes in the form of buzzing. He murmured. "Yes. Eric. you blonde lug of a vampire. You did.Godric breathed in sharp and did a double take at the girl. "He means a soul mate. "We need to inform the authorities." Eric growled. "Every vampire has someone who was made for them. Some get lost in the scent. Then she asked Godric with wide eyes. It is so rare and all of us other long for it. but we never find them. Eric shivered and said merely two words. of course. The buzzing. Godric watched with serious blue-gray eyes as his progeny seemed frozen with shock. The most fortunate ever come across their mates. "Oh yes. Many things have unfolded this evening and I shall tell you all about it. Godric smiled a small smile and nodded once." Eric demanded." Pam gasped. Ludwig snorted and sat near the unconscious girl. Godric ordered. You as well." Ludwig snorted. "Not before you two tell me what the hell is going on. letting what he said sink in. "Well. "A fucking what?" Eric gaped. "She is his…?" She didn't complete her question but did a slight motion with her head. not thoughts." Godric was silent for a few moments. Godric explained. some feel magnetic pulls. "All of us vampires. "Eric first of all. Godric started solemnly. "When did you know? Why didn't you tell me?" Godric asked simply. This companion is very precious and the bond between the vampire and his or her special companion is the most sacred bond in all of vampire history." Eric nodded. Master. Eric. Only a rare few ever do find their soul's mate. didn't you score the jackpot!" Eric growled. "I do not understand." This time Ludwig gasped and did a double take at Eric." . "Tell you that a fourteen year old child is your soul's mate?" Pam muttered. Godric sighed." Eric murmured. I want to know what the fuck is wrong with my kitten. there are many physical indications when you come across your mate. Not a progeny.
so keep her safe." "You are experiencing something all the ancient vampires long and yearn for. Knowing your preference of women it would have made things a bit different for you if it was a him. Now.." "I know. you and even I." Eric swallowed hard and stared at his kitten who still was lost to the world and to the chaos that was around her. simply because you felt it." "Your. Not that you could have helped yourself if it was a him. "Quite right. Let yourself care for her. I felt you. I have all the time in the world to talk to you about this new turn in your life. Eric. but rarely if ever experience. You are experiencing it simply because you have found her. without bounds. always remember she is yours and Pam and I will be there to make sure she is always with you. I have given you time and opportunities with her. "She cannot be. The buzzing.Eric glared as Godric replied." "Of course." Eric whispered hoarsely. Mostly to you. Also. It is the way it must be. my childe. "I have been waiting for this phone call for the last two days. tell me about your new friend. But what is happening to you is something vampires yearn for with all their being. it's a her. Think of everything that I have said to you about her. Think back. dear Pamela. Simply because you care for her. this certainly complicates things for you. Not only have you found yours. would he lose her now that he ." "She is someone of great importance because she has the potential to become someone of great importance and I am telling it is set in stone that she will become invaluable to Pam. You will notice Pam already does in her own way and even though I have not met her yet I already care for her. you would still be drawn to him. Eric. the humming.. I have felt her through you since the very first moment you laid your eyes on her. I felt it all. you must protect her with all your power and cherish her. Eric and when I will visit you I will explain things further to you. know only a handful of vampires who have found their mates.She is fourteen? That young? Oh my. She had that strong an impact on you. the warmth and the contentment that you feel. teach our progenies to look for this lost treasure and dream of it? Feel the same painful yearning? Search till high heavens but can't find what they seek? We grow mad without our mates because the yearning gets to us eventually." "Nothing is wrong with you. but rarely ever get to experience." Eric did just that. The fates are smiling upon you. Godric's voice consumed him." Godric whispered mournfully. Of course I felt it in moderation. A part of him whispered. Of course you have not heard of it Eric. I myself. She is just a child and I have never heard of such a thing. just let it progress. But you must wait patiently and grow with this experience as your little girl is growing up." "Thank the Gods. but I felt it nonetheless. Do not worry or fret. "Do you think us vampires who yearn but cannot find the mates of our souls find it easy to speak of such things? Worse yet. Keep her happy and with you. Now.
Eric. Pamela and I both learned to love her for her own special self. Eric. She has to keep Arya forever. "You were to let her grow. but her strength was failing her. he had one too many surprises this evening. She is one of the rarest of creatures. the little girl on the couch groaned. she would have come to choose you no matter what. thankfully. She was moving about and suddenly had the attention of three overly-concerned vampires and one very grumpy doctor on her. He broke her mind. Your mate is not even a human. she knows already that Arya is your mate. "Pamela and I shall always feel a strong bond for your soul's mate. just as we love you. Pam turned to her master and nodded once." Pam whispered as Eric was too stunned." It was Pam who so eloquently put Eric's thoughts into words. when she would have grown up. She is unique and we love her. Because he pushed her limits. She admires you. Arya opened her eyes in little slits and asked hoarsely. In her own way. "Pamela wants Arya as her progeny because she cannot think of anyone better to share her blood with.finally found her? It was not fair that he had to watch her in pain. The same was for me." Eric grumbled. she cannot possibly live without you." Eric inhaled sharply and turned to his Pam. "What is she?" Godric answered softly. "She is of magic. She opened her eyes and moaned painfully. "Why the fuck does my body hurt and what am I doing here?" . "Do not disrespect this gift. But now she is hurt and I do not know what to do. He looked mournfully at his master. It was the old doctor who was fussing with her while she was lightly pushing her hands away. disgusted with himself. "I have met only a few of her kind and they were beyond powerful. She feels the same pull for you as you do for her. "So what? I take a child bride or do I groom her to be my lover once she grows sufficiently?" Ludwig snorted lightly once while Godric snarled." Godric stated seriously. She tried sitting up. They are allies with vampires. Master. Eric. she was so young and he didn't even have enough time with her yet. She is of great importance to Pamela and I simply because she is of great importance to you. Eric looked at the child who he knew was suffering because of him. Of course. Live her life while you protected her and supported her. When her time came. Godric replied tightly. Pamela noticed her first because she was drawn to her Master's mate. Eric." Godric sighed tiredly and answered. later on. She is a mage. let's you protect her and trusts you blindly. "What the fuck is a mage?" Before they could even begin to get an answer. Godric cleared his throat and explained. "I know. as well. who was staring at Arya with sadness and longing in her blue eyes. not only are you lucky to find your mate. Pamela cares for her. Eric!" Eric immediately looked chastened. He sneered. "Here comes the strange part. She feels it deep in her blood and bone." Godric looked Eric straight in the eyes and simply said. respects you.
"You did have an attack of some sort. "How are you feeling now." Godric blinked and slowly made his way towards his friend. causing her head to ache slightly again." Arya frowned and shook her head vehemently. What is wrong with me?" She was breathing fast. Eric was already panicking again. she actually dropped a f-bomb. Ludwig merely observed and let out a small. but why not any of this. "If you do not believe me. Northman. I remember being home with Mr. kneeling on the ground holding onto her small cold hand. Eric asked her softly. "I can't remember any of what you are saying. She was so scared. that was over two hours ago. I don't remember the pain or anything. "Why are you all here and what am I doing here? Why does my body hurt?" It was the old lady in scrubs who answered her. Her voice was soft. She was a young child. You have been in pain and then unconscious for over two hours. Godric told her softly. "Interesting. The remembrance made him flinch. Eric rubbed his other hand on her back slowly and let her lean into his arms further. Pam came to the other side and was brushing Arya's hair lightly with her fingers. Eric couldn't say anything when he looked into those fearful yellow eyes." Arya sniffed once and then looked at her Mr." Godric looked exasperated while Eric was right beside her. But the fact that she was trying her best to stay strong and ." Arya denied and retorted. which made Arya wince. "Wow. little girl you had a headache that was almost seizure inducing and you passed out and these vampires called me in to get you all better. Arya. Godric felt proud of her. she could cry. There was something very wrong with her. so he merely nodded and held her in his arms. "I did not. What are you doing here anyway. She was his and he couldn't even protect her. The only thing keeping Eric from overreacting was the fact that his kitten was holding onto him tight and leaning on him. Also the joke about the fish and the dam. "Well.Pam muttered in slight shock. She was on the verge of crying. but filled the three vampires with dread. He was the one who saw you collapse in pain and brought you here. and Eric into a new frenzy of worry and panic as he detected the slight hysteria. Giving her what little comfort he could. decided Arya. I must have fallen asleep during the movie. She held onto Eric's hand tighter. Northman. "Yes. kitten?" Arya swallowed loudly and replied timidly. That is why we all are here. Godric sighed and said." Eric was holding onto his Arya tight. "I did not have a headache. let alone a seizure. but firmly." Arya looked at her for a few seconds. We watched Ocean's Eleven and we were watching Finding Nemo next. you did text me and told me all about the movies. Eric remembered getting Arya to stop from pulling all her hair out in pain. She would be very much justified if she cried and Pam or Eric would not mind a bit. tried to sit up and then scowled. Her voice was very gruff and her attitude lacked a lot. I remember everything. then ask Eric. But my darling girl. Godric? I texted you ten minutes ago." Godric nodded and explained.
"I am dying. the grumpy doctor chuckled lightly. You are just sick. Godric has friends who will help you. He felt a whole new surge of affection towards her. girl. Pam hissed. We need your kind to fix you up. keep telling her that. Vampire. How can you fix that?" Eric admonished. Fitting her head right under his jaw and rubbed her back." Arya asked exasperatedly. . I do need to go there. nothing shall happen to you. her hand still clutching Eric's. In fact. It was Godric who answered softly. "Not a hospital. kitten. and we will fix that. you die. calm yourself. little girl. Ludwig. A quick look at Eric and Godric smirked a little. "You are mine and that is all that matters. Ludwig's harsh voice cut in. since you seem to be an incompetent excuse of a doctor. "You are deteriorating quick. You are not human. Not believing a word the harsh doctor was saying. It was Ludwig who broke his line of thought and what she said made him wish he could shut her up forcibly. Only your own kind can." Godric wanted to admonish Arya for being disrespectful to Dr. "You are not dying. Godric frowned thoughtfully at the floor. "Fix what. We will cure this sickness of yours. To Godric and Eric's utter surprise. She was a very respected doctor of the supernatural kind and was very much in demand by supes all over. I have come across quite a number of you in my time and all the hope in the world cannot save you now. Get it through your thick skull. "Yeah. if they don't. "What am I?" Eric stated simply." Ludwig immediately turned to Arya and explained. the crabby doctor even had contacts in places that could get the little girl a lot of trouble.not cry in front of everyone." Ludwig was packing up her things when she told the girl once more. I know exactly what you are and what is wrong with you. "I shall keep tabs on you. the girl is just as obstinate as you." Ludwig snorted. she was amused by the little girl. I promise. "What am I and what do you mean by my kind?" Ludwig just smirked. Godric?" Eric pulled her to him and hugged her close. I shall call them immediately and we will fix this." Arya leaned in close to the doctor. Arya. she growled. trying his best to calm down the little girl. "Arya. I know a few friends who can help. "Calm down. well that impressed Godric. She whispered back. Arya and he really were well matched. my kitten. But for now all you can do is wait for your kind to come soon. "By my kind if you mean the hospital then yes. He breathed in her calming scent and whispered to her. Ludwig sneered at Eric." He felt her sigh and nod in his chest. Arya snapped. "Lord." Arya nodded weakly and asked." Eric glared at her. pleading. She will be a handful.
a vampire older than Godric? Eric swallowed. Yet." Eric nodded. but a small part of him said that Godric was right. "Dröm sött. Eric grumbled. I have always been friends with him. She never looked more like a child like she did then. He watched her curl up and sleep on the couch. when she brushed her nose against him and breathed him in. Godric explained. he is right about that. His name is Mihael and he is a vampire who is much older than I am. He watched her with awe. Eric felt what he could only best describe as peace. This was his ferocious kitten. "Mihael is a vampire who is about five hundred or more years older than I am. It was Godric who made decisions. but he is a dear friend. His master looked very much worried. He can . "You do not know him. this was his soul's companion. Godric just shook his head in disappointment. remember that. "He is the one who taught me so much about mages and their world. His children had no manners whatsoever. He is very trustworthy and very honorable. He felt utter contentment as he realized that it was him who was keeping her strong right now." Godric explained with a small smile." Eric couldn't help it. He wouldn't dare use the word mate." Eric gaped. can I take a small nap on the couch? I feel really tired. he was too old and set in his vampire ways." Eric did not trust this friend. It was very difficult. "You trust us. leave quick. She asked Eric softly.) Godric called for him and he went to Pam's office. "I made calls. She hugged him tight and snarked back. Also he holds great love for humans. he whispered. "How much older and who is he? I have never heard of a Mihael from the AVL. He is the one who can help our little Arya. I shall fetch your things. but he is just as much yours.Also. Your aunt will be sorted out. Eric sat with him and waited. Mihael does not work for any vampire league or any vampire regent. my Arya. He is the only one who can look after you and keep you in less pain in what little time you do have. Her very life was in his hands and he could not and would not bear it if something were to happen to it. doctor then it's best you keep quiet. but because this was something too precious to just trust someone with it. so could you trust us some more to wait a little?" Arya nodded and after a few seconds she yawned. min Arya. rubbing her eyes. "Mr. but I have left a message for an old friend of mine. "If you can't help me. you will temporarily move in Eric's home." Eric growled." Arya buried her face into Eric's shirt. or the sheriffs or regents. Northman. "Arya. he did love this little girl. not because of any specific reason. Eric couldn't say it yet. "Who is this friend?" Godric sighed. Ludwig and she did leave." (Dream sweet. He would protect her. Better yet. He started chuckling and along with him Pam smirked. He brushed her hair with gentle hands and then pressed a soft kiss on her forehead. "What would he know about mages when you can't help my Arya?" Godric smiled mischievously. stick really close to that big blonde lug of a vampire. Pam sorted out Dr. "When will I get my answers?" Eric asked affectionately." Arya asked. You are his.
he told me there was a civil war of sorts. "Why do we not come across these mages if they are so good friends of vampires?" Godric shrugged and explained. We have a few dozen vampires in the mage world as well. Magic runs in them like blood. they have their own source of magic. Witches are their natural enemies. They do not harm us and we do not harm them. "So vampires are friends with mages?" Godric nodded. the last five human years have been difficult for the mage world. "Mages are being born with unbelievable amounts of magic in them. "There are dark mages?" Godric answered. more so because their mates were mages. he found his mate there as well. if they find a mage nearby." Eric looked aghast." Eric asked hesitantly. Also. try their best to capture it and then drain it of magic. you know. Godric?" Godric answered patiently. she is a mage?" . His master recently moved to the mage world as well as the new ambassador. Mihael is married to a powerful and influential mage himself.help our Arya because he is the mate of a very powerful mage and lives in the mage world currently." Eric looked less confused and worried. "So they are like the fae and witches?" Godric admonished. Their spells. runes and other magical actions are so much stronger. "Time flows differently in the mage world as it does in the human world. Mages have helped us through out time. They take that as the highest insult. "What are mages. Eric. we are very good friends with mages. "Mages who lose their purpose. Never say that in front of a mage." Eric asked aghast. but the tension did not leave him. He asked. Godric explained." Before Eric could ask Godric replied." Eric nodded. "Yes. only the mage world is much more prosperous and beautiful. Last I talked to Mihael. an ambassador too. "Yes. "Mage world?" Godric nodded. between the mage kingdom and the dark mages." Eric nodded. Mages hate witches." Eric looked abashed and confused. They were very fortunate. They are capable of amazing feats of magic. Mihael and his master are the few rare ones who have found their soul's mates. Mages can live as long as they want by their magic. "Yes. unlimited blood." Eric looked dubious. "So my Arya. their magic turns black as does their sense of judgement. Decades pass there and here only a year or two pass. He asked. they call them magic thieves and mage killers. Now mages. The AVL and the other vampire leagues hold mages with the highest respect. "Witches do not have magic in them to perform spells and such. Their bodies are merely tools with which they suck out magic from whatever is nearby and then cast spells. They perform evil deeds and magic. "Bite your tongue. it is very much like the different dimension fae had for themselves. Witches. incantations. Most of them are insane as well from what Mihael explained.
I want her as my fucking childe. She is not going to die. "Which one?" Godric replied. "You shall have both a hacker and a mage as a childe. "No. Pam was staring at the little girl intently. "I heard the conversation between you and Godric." Eric smirked dangerously. Eric was left in his thoughts. Pam sighed. Then replied smugly. "I don't fucking care what we have to do. Aren't you a lucky one?" Pam snorted.Godric smiled proudly and nodded. she is. He went back to his office to find Pam already sitting at the sleeping girl's side. Eric sat beside Pam." Eric breathed in. I saw her first. she can't be your childe." Eric glared at her. "They say De Nile is not just a river in Egypt. "Yes. "If she is what Godric says she is. Can you imagine the kind of pain in the ass she will be for you?" . I shall be right there to teach her of all the ways to cause trouble. with magic and a hacker. "I know." Eric glared at her heatedly. "Remember your days as an uncontrollable and disobedient pain in the ass newborn and the trouble you caused me?" Pam chuckled out loud in remembrance. "Oh yeah." Eric nodded and tried to distract himself from thinking about Dr. But this answers a huge question of ours. Ludwig's comment of her deteriorating. Eric. How should he tell Arya that? His kitten would be heart broken. Also. "I could at this point say things like. if she is to keep you in line and be your mate." Eric asked. shouldn't she be my progeny and not yours?" Pam hissed. We need to fix her quick. eyes glinting. But you are right. "My Arya is a mage. After a few moments." Eric asked curiously. he decided to spend his time beside his kitten. she said. I would have a hacker as a childe. can you imagine the damage I could do to people?" Eric chuckled and shook his head at his unique childe." Eric reminded her. Godric's phone rang and then he left quickly to talk. "Why does she not do magic then?" Godric answered. I wouldn't. Pam smirked. your future mate has a crush on your younger looking maker or that you are a cradle-robber." Eric chuckled. "No. "Arya's absent father was quite possibly a mage. she would make you a magnificent childe. You'd command her left and right." Pam smirked. "I do not know. Both master and progeny were solemn and sad.
Sarcastic as well." Eric asked. Pam looked up and said merely.Pam's smirk dropped immediately as she scowled. "Eccentric. Two. he is bringing a mage with him to see to our Arya." Godric snorted. "Fine. "Does he know what might be wrong with her?" Godric nodded. our Arya could be two things. "Is this mage any good?" Godric snorted. Like humans have veins to run blood through out their bodies. she might be a strong hybrid mage. Casper is more than capable of fixing our Arya. They stared at their girl sleeping contently. "Mihael is bringing Casper Jinx. Although he is somewhat odd. Vampire blood after all is a kind of magic too." Eric asked. her magic needs to be let out properly. her father was a mage. Casper Jinx is a huge pain in the ass. she might be born to humans." Godric rolled his eyes. "Would you like her to watch an adult movie then?" Eric glared at Pam. that or she has seals on her left by her father. She hissed. "It was a children's movie. Mihael and his mage friend will fix it tomorrow. "Shut up. she likes Godric more than you. "Yes. You are merely aesthetically pleasing. A child born to a mage and a human. "Odd?" Godric nodded." Eric was still reeling over the fact there was a four thousand year old vampire and said vampire's mate was visiting his area the next night. Casper also happens to be the mate of Mihael's maker. "Mihael is coming here tomorrow. "Children!" Finally when he had both of their attention he spoke. Her's isn't working properly and no one taught her to use it. Her magic is deteriorating her body and mind." Eric grunted and scowled right back." . "I believe Arya taught me a few modern terms that are applicable when describing Casper Jinx. one of the most powerful mages in mage world." Eric asked skeptically. "Eccentric as in bat-shit crazy and unbearable?" Godric considered a moment and then replied. but has much magic in her for her to become a mage." Eric crossed his arms across his chest and scowled." Eric shrugged and said. Lucas. Lucas is a four thousand year old vampire." Pam goaded. It is a good thing we did not give her vampire blood. slightly annoyed. One. if that is the case then she has a lot of magic that is sealed within her. Godric entered the room to find the two blondes staring intently at Arya. "She is mine. Mages have pathways for magic in their bodies. He is the younger looking one after all. Either way. It would quicken the damage the magic is doing to her body. "She also made you watch Finding Nemo. Pam repeated. But remember. "She is exhausted. Godric is the hottie.
She felt so weak and drained. there she also found her cellphone. Why couldn't she think? She was frustrated. on a couch in the room. more like she ran a marathon and her legs were hurting because of it. The room she was in was very clean and very. she was exhausted. It was done in dark blues and light greys. Daylight couldn't enter the room then. The things she felt were preposterous since she couldn't remember much from what happened the previous night." The man was called Jinx. She found a bathroom attached to her room. He muttered. She didn't even know when. Her head throbbed a little with every breath she took. every little clue indicated towards that. many hours she slept. hearing Godric use those words or having a pain in the ass mage named Casper Jinx. she got up once more and out of the room.Eric didn't know which was more weird. She checked the time on the clock that was placed on the bedside table. but the fact that she didn't remember any of it made her feel incredibly upset. Her mind felt foggy and her vision hazy. She knew instantly. very slightly feminine. or something to eat. As soon as her strength returned she would find someone. a few minutes before sunset. she had to sit down a bit to rest a little and gain back some more energy. Frowning hurt her head. Every inch of her body hurt and her scalp felt sore. that was what having an eidetic memory meant. After about ten minutes. It shocked her what she saw. Her stomach was growling and she was so very hungry. Her face was pale and pallid. her travel bag to be precise. A few hours later. She remembered Mr. Northman's house. She decided finally with a nod. sickly looking. She was supposed to remember everything. Just fucking great. with a lot of difficulties. Slowly she stood up. Her hair as usual was a mess of curls. her legs felt slightly weak. she was in Mr. her toiletries and her laptop. she was definitely sick. Everyone claimed she had some sort of attack. Her stomach was growling for food. but couldn't even frown. Before she knew it she was slipping down against the wall and to the floor. She felt lost there. She would wait for him and trust him to take care of her. She freshened up. She looked through it and found clothes. but her dazed musing and throbbing head vanished into a drowning darkness and she was lost. "Great. She wanted to call for help but her throat and mouth was betraying her. but her strength was betraying her. the . She washed her face and looked in the mirror. so she settled for brushing her teeth and freshening up via the basin. She managed to make it till what looked like the living room. well forcing to remember even the slightest details caused sharp needle like pins poking into her brain. which was unusual for her since just about six hours sleep per twenty-four hours did well for her. The windows she noticed where light proof. She found a bag. in an unknown house. She decided she could sit there and rest for a bit again. and it was true. how could that be a good thing? Chapter Nineteen Arya woke up extremely tired and groggy the next day. So she took a deep calming breath and stopped. Trying to. After a little concentration and gathering of energy was she able to get up from the soft bed she was sleeping on. By the time she was out of the bathroom. Northman's words very well and decided to follow them through. and leaned against a wall for some support. Despite the many. She wanted a bath. not to mention the eye witnesses. It was a big and very clean house with very modern styling. well late afternoon to be precise. Her lips were chapped and it looked like she bit in a few places really hard. Damn that old crabby doctor who wouldn't give her answers. Her eyes were bloodshot and there were creepy black circles around her eyes.
they would never have to feel such a pain ever again. watching. while Godric looked her over frantically. Many things. but it was his progeny whose eyes reflected the pain. wishing. "You should have slept with her in the same bed. She might be physically feeling pain but it was Eric who was receiving the emotional marks and scars which would stick. Pain to a vampire meant something was threatening them. While Eric managed to let her not pull her hair out in pain. Her voice was hoarse from screaming and her face wet with constant rivers of tears. ready to rip someone apart or bite the hell out of them. But it could not be helped. Godric watched with utter misery etched across his face as Arya struggled in pain in Eric's arms. a little girl. then he had to be strong enough to be there for her and watch all of this. He told himself with a fierce determination that he had to. Until then they had to survive through this. Eric did not waste even a second as he took his Arya to bed. Eric wasn't sure who was offering whom strength. The small girl. His resolve hardened if his little Arya could be strong enough to go through such pain. fangs out. he merely took her hand gently in his and pressed a small kiss to her fingers. What Godric saw in Eric was empathy. started writhing and moaning. He held her tightly in his arms as he sat back on the bed. They could not do anything about it. There was something of awe. hitting him with her hands as she thrashed and biting her lips raw and bloody. She moaned. offering whatever comfort he could. She didn't even know. When one of her small hands hit Eric's face with surprising force. he hated feeling helpless. they had to wait this time out. Eric. Eric and Godric both knew. it was another attack. with her laying in his arms. He had never seen pain in Eric's eyes. She was so small. but his thumbs rubbed the skin of her ankles affectionately. he could not stop her from kicking out. which meant their bodies went into attack mode like the beasts that they were. Godric noticed. Godric murmured. After a few more minutes. Mihael and his mage friend Casper Jinx would be arriving in another two hours. They swore and breathed her name before rushing to her. Godric held onto Arya's kicking legs gently. Wait for his. he didn't even blink. screamed and thrashed about in ache. searching for her through out the empty house. He felt for the little girl in his arms deeply. going through unimaginable pain. groaned. looked even smaller in Eric's larger arms. this was worse than last night and it was more intense and going on for a longer period of time. Was he offering her strength and support to survive this agony or was it her who was giving him some of her immeasurable strength to bear watching her go through this? Eric realized with a sorrowful sigh. He kept a hold of her hand. supporting. her pain to stop.unconscious girl on the floor." . He hated watching her like this. They also knew they had to wait it out like the previous night. mewled. Pain engulfed her and she knew nothing more of the conscious world. Eric and Godric both awoke from their dead rest that evening hearing an agonized shriek. Eric scooped up the writhing girl in his arms immediately. she was busy crying out in pain. but never pain. But the search was made so much easier. It would stop and later they would administer a cure to her so that she would. they followed her scent and the screams. growling. Eric felt shaken with worry. panted. Godric was there with him. that it was the little girl in pain.
" Godric sighed. He murmured. Godric's attempt to soothe him with encouraging words did not help anything. mind your manners around them. Instantly. Godric and Eric were sure that maybe the pain was receding since Arya's thrashing calmed down a bit. Eric and Godric swiftly flipped her over the edge of the bed. whatever Arya was coughing out smelt a little." Eric blurted. with blood. urging someone to hurry up. He was worried and not repulsed. "Eric." Eric gripped her tighter as she almost slipped out of his arms when she coughed out a particularly large glob of mucus-y looking dark red magic." . with a washcloth wiping her mouth and chin of all that blood and slimy substance. Godric but I am not that depraved. you are helping her a lot. After another ten minutes. Godric. Looked like mucus but in the color of old blood. his Arya was coughing out huge amounts of blood and something else." Godric admonished softly. Godric was on the phone. "When will that fucking mage come?" Godric retorted sharply. I said so last night so that you could have been there and comforted her if she had an attack. That or she was too exhausted to writhe some more. Eric kept a hold of her hand though. Godric heard it first." Eric snorted angrily and buried his nose in the scent of cherry-blossoms and oceans. I might be many things.Eric buried his nose in his Arya's black curls and replied sharply." She was coughing even louder. until then we wait. "Magic. Everything seemed calm for just a minute or so and then everything went to hell. She wasn't even lucid. I see no comfort that I offer her. Her magic pathways must be very damaged for it to come out of her mouth. Her magic. Eric. They will be helping us. Eric watched in utter horror. she is coughing out some of her magic. You offer her comfort. of course you offer her comfort. "She is your soul's mate. "She has a high temperature as well. spicy." Eric replied bitterly. Eric growled. Godric kept on brushing back her curls off her forehead. Not now and not last night. "She is coughing what?" Godric seethed. leaving her head hanging. Godric was back at their side. "From where I am. "I did not mean it in that manner. "He will come in due time. Things are deteriorating fast in her body. Then Arya started coughing violently and choking. her chest heaving and Eric just held onto her tight. The scent of the blood was very potent in a delicious way and it should have repulsed him. he needed that. "They will be here in an hour. something sticky and dark. a very slight gurgle from Arya. Godric gasped and muttered urgently. Godric murmured." Eric stubbornly ignored his master's words. Eric exchanged a quick look with Godric and slowly loosened his arms around her as Godric let her legs go. "I will not sleep in a child's bed. no need to offend them and lose what little chance we have of curing our Arya. In your own way. she didn't have enough strength to hold herself up. Also. She was still in pain and he was still helpless.
he was too busy battling his fear and panic. "Blossom. "What the hell is she coughing out and why does it smell so delicious?" Every nerve of Pam's body was revolted. Godric muttered. This is all a part of her attack. but it still smelt delicious. you stop all this coughing this instant. "Her magic." Godric murmured sorrowfully. preventing her from choking on it. Godric. She swished to the bedside and right beside Arya and demanded. Godric's ears hurt when he heard the child before him breathing haggardly. You stop this and eat what I got you right this minute. She stiffened. he did not notice the sound of the door. especially when she was sick." . Pam took some tissues from the table and started wiping off the blood from Arya's neck as gently as she could. Eric and Godric were crouched around a small Arya who was almost hanging off the bed. she was suddenly reminded of a human being choked. Pam whispered halfsoothingly and half-threateningly. She was even bleeding from her nose and ears. Godric swiftly explained that she was deteriorating and help was on the way. "She is bleeding from her ears and nose. He gasped and Godric informed him grimly. I did not go to that tacky human food place and get your disgusting smelling food for you to do all this nonsense. "Do something. She watched as the little girl coughed and wheezed loudly. We have to wait. it was Arya." Eric pleaded from gritting teeth. This time Eric noticed it first. "We can't. which was surprising considering how much Eric complained about human food smelling utterly repulsive. She stared at the dark red goop on the floor with horror. she was still coughing. The things she did for her pet." Pam made a face that was a cross between gagging and hissing. but he did flinch slightly. Pam had heard the hacking sounds. Godric knew Pam was there. or someone pressing the security codes to enter or the sharp clicks of heels coming towards the room. But as soon as the sounds entered her ear. at first she was too focused on pinching her nose closed at the strong smell of the human food she was carrying for her little blossom. but it was nearly impossible with how much Arya was shaking with each cough. There was a fear of her choking on the blood and magic she was coughing out. She swished into the room and to her utter horror. but Eric had positioned her correctly and all of the blood and magic was coming out of her mouth.Eric couldn't even comprehend the words Godric spoke. Pam then smelt it and asked horrified. small trickle of blood was flowing down the side of Arya's thin neck. The floor was covered in blood and something else. more spurts of blood and something else came out of her mouth. He certainly didn't notice the strong smell of a pizza wafting through the air. Whenever she heaved Godric had to reign in the urge to wince. Mihael said so. It will pass soon. in between coughs. Eric was so focused on the little girl in his arms. Eric. "What's wrong? Why is she bleeding?" Eric couldn't even answer." The washcloth clutched tightly in his fist was blood red.
her voice was horribly hoarse. They changed quick and were nearby while they eavesdropped on Pam and Arya in the bathroom. Eric grumbled that he should go and change. He did not want Eric and Pam to show their desperate care for the little girl because she was being destroyed from the inside. Pam told her in her no nonsense voice that she would be taking Arya away for a bath. had a lot of blood on it. But Eric wouldn't let go of her. Eric didn't even seem to listen. It was when Eric heard and saw for himself. Arya wakening up that he let go of her. Pam came out of the bathroom for some fresh clothes for Arya. oceans and something else though. When Arya did come out of the bathroom. She will in a few minutes when she stops coughing so damned much. of course she understands what I am saying. She just can't respond yet. That was Pam's way of reaching out to her blossom. Godric mused out loud that her high temperature would lower down if she was bathed or say cooled down somehow. They decided to place Arya in a different room. She complained the whole time though." Eric and Godric both were a little relieved to see Pam and at her attempt of coaxing Arya. "She is still too weak. and after the blood was washed away and she cooled down considerably. Arya just smiled weakly and thanked her once. cold winds. Godric left them be. "She has five times the brain than a average teacup human.Eric breathed in sharply and grumbled. smelling fresh and nothing like blood. Arya was actually snuggling into Eric's arms. The gray bed sheet also was bloody. so did Godric. complaining about how Arya was far too light considering all that crap she ate all the time. Pam whisked Arya away in her arms. but this wasn't how he wanted to see any of them." The last part was muttered at Arya. She wouldn't have taken it up on herself to bathe the little girl. It was of unexplainable relief when their sharp hearing caught the soft mutterings of Arya's hoarse voice. For some reason the thought of cleaning up Arya's blood disturbed them both. Arya and Pam shared a different sort of bond. No matter how much Eric and Godric cared about Arya. she was still just a little lucid. So. Eric's black tank top." Pam dressed Arya up. pressing his cold hand on her hot forehead. Eric had a lot of blood smeared on his pale skin as well. but instantly started brushing her hair and forehead. if she didn't care. Godric agreed. She was snuggling further into Eric's arms and muttering about how the cold felt better. Eric and Godric waited. there were bloody tissues and washcloths on the floor. Pam had put Arya in the tub with cold water first. Eric and Godric could tell that complaining was Pam's way of coping. Arya blinked. Pam glared at her master. Godric had lots of sprayed blood that Arya coughed all over his white shirt. Eric's mood went darker when he heard Pam mutter. Her breathing was irregular though and she was completely weak. This went on for another half an hour or so. he always loved seeing them slip and show their affection and care for little Arya. Godric watched the two blondes. Pam wanted to help clean her up a bit. dressed in a yellow shirt and a pair of . The whole room smelt like Arya. though barely visible because of the dark fabric. but managed a shaky nod. "She is not lucid right now. It all smelt like cherry-blossom. That was all there was to it. Too weak to even stand. the floor was bloody. Godric was on the verge of commanding him when he noticed. There was blood on both of them. Pam drained the tub and put her in lukewarm water this time. she was still damp from her bath. There was blood and dark red goop all over the place. Arya slowly stopped coughing.
Pam snorting. she is rather thin. We will have to glamor him tomorrow. call in that employee. that suddenly put Eric in motion and he zipped to her side. look at how thin her legs are! People will soon think we starve little children. ever." Godric gave her a proud smile. which sent Godric chuckling uncontrollably. I'd rather go with a tigress. She pouted her red and injured lips lightly and looked a little embarrassed. her throat is raw and she can't fucking talk without it hurting. who just noticed the blood on her own clothes was sneering. Eric finally sighed and his voice was light." . Godric watched curiously as Arya waved at them weakly. What she is trying to unsuccessfully act out is that." Pam who was nearby. quit your fucking charades. loudly. "I shall take care of it. She didn't." Godric laughed lightly." Godric simply said. Godric told Pam. As a joke and as well as the fact that Arya was a strong being to go through the last few hours. Godric added after a thoughtful look. Eric frowned and sat closer to her. said thin cheetah nodded her head. Pam briskly walked away with Arya in her arms. Arya leaned back against the pillows tiredly. Yup. "I wasn't going to just leave her like that." To Eric's utter amusement. Godric's inside clenched in concern that she may cough again. she placed her on the bed in a new room. Eric stayed with Arya. Godric and Eric followed into the room. The comic relief. You suck at it. we will have to glamor him. "Looks like my kitten is a lioness. "The way you took care of little Arya was wonderful. We must feed her then. huh?" Godric watched the pride and affection in Eric's light blue eyes and he knew that Eric meant it both ways. Godric was wiling to bet anything on the fact that Arya did not notice that she reached for Eric's hand and was holding onto it. "A cheetah or a leopard. We will need him to get us food for Arya and later for our guest. she cannot look like an eyesore. the bond worked both ways. "It's a good thing I keep spare clothing in all of Eric's safe houses. She shook her head and made the coughing motion again with her hands. Benjamin Fisher and keep him here for the night." Pam smirked and replied." Pam sneered down at her clothes. Then she did a motion with a closed fist to her mouth as if she was about to cough. the other mage. holding her hand and stroking her hair occasionally. She then laid her head back and watched them with tired yellow eyes. Godric and Pam left to find some food. She snorted and retorted.white shorts and in the arms of Pam. her hands looking more thin and fragile than they had ever looked. "Yes. She is my pet too and by that extension. then made a swift severing motion with her hand. "Oh. and Eric's mouth fall open in awe and then chuckle as well was the fact that all of a sudden. "Pamela." Arya smiled tiredly and nodded. little Arya's stomach growled." Pam nodded. "Yes. Godric was just trying to piece it together when Pam snapped. "No. then touched her throat. Pamela. this is one of Eric's safe houses after all.
"What do we do. but as soon as she saw Arya's tired yellow eyes light up at the sight of the box. Godric thought hard and finally asked Arya. My throat is too hurt to have anything else. Pam added mischievously. although looked disgusted. She bathed her. Pam. To Godric's absolute sadness and slight horror. almost starting another cough attack. Eric was in utter chaos. not ask her how to take care of her. Pam came sat near Arya. Pam sighed and disappeared to come back with the pizza box. The only reason Eric was so motionless. They could manage. Absolutely destroyed the. "Will I bring you that stinking piece of thing you call food?" Arya looked at her questioningly. who had whipped out her cellphone and was busy instructing one Benjamin Fisher to pick up soup and bring it to the address she told him of. panic. He was hanging onto every little haggard breath his Arya took. We shall get you plenty of this soup. "Wait a little. and so many other emotions. I am sure Eric would vehemently be opposed to you bathing his Arya. guilt. . anguish." Pam quickly changed her clothes and was back for Arya and asked her. affection." Godric nodded towards Pam. They were supposed to take care of Arya. She slowly started typing into it and finally showed it to Godric. It seemed that it was only Pam who knew what to do in such a stressful situation. Godric watched his progeny and he reached out to him through their special maker-childe bond. worry. "Besides. Eric was busy growling and holding her. Pam smiled as well. she winced and held her throat painfully. "That he would. Pam placed the box on the nightstand. blossom?" Arya frowned a little and reached for her phone again. What do you have to say for yourself. Pam panicked and got her a glass of water. she was keeping everything as normal as she could for his Arya. Arya?" Eric sent an annoyed glare at his master. Godric fetched a plate and got her a slice of pizza. was going to feed her and was successfully distracting Arya. "You have ruined a pair of my Jimmy Choos. my Arya. I could have some soup." Godric shared a wicked look with his progeny's progeny and agreed. tension. relief. Eric gave her a nod. A turmoil that rocked Eric to the core and all that was keeping him in somewhat control was holding onto the little girl. Arya wasn't strong enough to lift the plate or even chew. Quiet and still beside the little girl was because he was so damned unsure. Godric sat beside her and handed it to her. Pam narrowed her blue eyes at Arya and snapped. Godric smiled wide. Eric felt proud of his progeny. their little mage was so very clever. He was in pain.Godric chuckled. Arya sighed and looked at her cellphone. Eric did not know what to do. Eric read it too and said softly. you know. When she did manage to chew a very small piece and swallow.
I am sorry for your shoes. Pam received another reply. I am difficult to please. Well. Godric asked softly. Arya's 'Oh!' was silent. "Oh!" Although. holding it gently. "Would you like your answers now. Who was Jimmy Choo? Eric sighed and let out a tinny disbelieving chuckle and stated firmly." Godric was just as lost." Eric snorted. Arya looked deceptively innocent for someone sick and tired. "They are shoes. Godric remembered seeing blood and the red goop cover Pam's shoes. blossoms? You disappoint me so much. It was true that she deserved her answers more than anything. What are Jimmy Choos? Pam looked at her in disbelief and answered slightly shrilly. Expensive shoes that women go insane over." Godric repeated. "Jimmy Choos? How can you not know what Jimmy Choos are? What kind of a girl are you." Godric and Arya both nodded and gave an united and understanding. "Hacker mojo?" Eric blanched and then exchanged a look with Arya. Arya reached for the phone again. Maybe this was another way of Pam's of distracting Arya. Pam was confident that her blossom was a strong girl and what she was going to discover was a great thing. Godric. Pam nodded and said. min lilla pärla?" (my little gem) Eric breathed in sharply and looked at his master with a stoic face but pleading eyes. Suddenly. Not panic over it and lose it like some melodramatic little twit. who knew how she would react and when else he would get another chance. He wanted to delay this conversation as long as he could. He wanted to wait till his Arya was healed and well rested before they would turn her world upside down. Yes. She was all in for telling Arya everything. That would be a little too . "Don't ask.Pam found her response. But I expect you to get me dozens of pairs of Jimmy Choos in return when you start using your hacker mojo. Godric moved closer to his friend and took her other hand in his lap. "That's all nice and dandy. I shall do just that and as you know. I always aim to please you. you know. Eric murmured." Pam received another reply from Arya. Miss Pam. everything except the soul mate part. "That's my good girl. she would take this news in stride. Miss Pam. Godric decided that it was a good time as any. They were waiting on Benjamin Fisher and on Godric's friends and it was Eric who was brushing his fingers through his Arya's hair. He had her absolute attention. Arya was a rational girl. Pam read it and answered dryly.
creepy for her to handle right then. This illness. then later from absolute strangers who want to poke and prod at her. you are not a vampire. Pam smirked. Northman. That one sigh sort of broke Eric. Arya. I am something different and not human. my dear friend. She was relieved. Eric sighed." Arya made a disbelieving sound with her nose. it was terribly raspy. her voice no where near pleasing to hear. "No and get that thought out of your stupid little head." Arya closed her eyes tight and sighed a long sigh. it was his master vampire voice. Godric?" Eric growled out. But we have discovered that you are something much more special. "You mean like Harry Potter?" . "Do you think I am a freak." But she didn't even look at Eric. I would have said so. this little girl. even if she was being a bit too dark and depressing right then. you mean. "Bättre höra sanningen från oss. if it was so. senare från absoluta främlingar som vill sticka och produkter på henne. "You are not dying and I did not imply anything of that sort. "You mean. She was wise eyes. "So. "Yet. You. His Arya thought she was dying. Arya looked at Godric with tired eyes that glowed in such a way that left Godric wanting to catch a breath. but I am not a vampire. he was damned sure his friend would survive all of it. "You are something special. I am really a freak?" Godric held her chin between his fingers and looked into her yellow eyes and asked in the voice that made Eric cringe. Arya?" Arya answered softly.) Godric nodded. Godric smiled sadly. not even bothered by the voice. she was a smart girl. Godric continued after Arya opened her eyes. kitten. Something in him stung harshly at that thought. which amazed both Pam and Eric. now am I?" Godric smirked and replied. the pain. it seemed. Arya nodded and then asked." (Better hear the truth from us now. Mr. Northman was right from the beginning. She was just as strong as her beloved Mr." Eric swore vehemently in Japanese. Godric's decision was made stronger. You are not dying. "No." Arya nodded and asked. "No." Arya swallowed and asked. the truth. We have recently discovered many things about you that were unknown to even you. my darling girl are a being of magic. Godric shook his head and answered firmly. her voice was a small whisper and very hoarse. everything." Arya smirked darkly. You are not dying. She kept her gaze firmly on Godric. "No. "Am I dying." Godric nodded and said wisely. I do not imply. Pam murmured. "You are of a species of people who are simply magnificent.
"Don't ask." (Harry Potter is a character from a children's book.Eric demanded." Godric sighed and asked. I aim to please you. "Yes. her attention peaked and mind focused on her friends words and what seemed like her destiny. but Arya merely hoarse-d out. "Would you like me to explain to you about mages?" Arya nodded and leaned her head back into Eric's shoulder. Godric was waiting patiently on his friend. "Harry Potter är ett tecken från en barnbok. He is a wizard. Tell me everything. Pam broke the ice. "Like I said before. Pam was amused. Eric.) Arya looked sharply at Godric." Pam snorted and replied." Everything was quiet for sometime." . "So I am a mage?" Godric nodded. Miss Pam. "Who the fuck is Harry Potter? Another mage?" Godric sighed tiredly and gave Eric a narrowed look and said. still holding onto his Arya. blossom. you are a mage." That earned her glares from the other two vampires. Finally. "Oh most definitely. Han är en trollkarl. "Things with you around never get boring. Eric was sulking a little. He was giving her time to process that fact.
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