Friday, May 12, 2017

Vampire Friday: Vampire Heart 121

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Summary of the previous episodes: Viorel has been tortured by his supposed family who wanted to have him burn in the sun. Strangely enough the sun didn't burn him as expected but Viorel has no memory of who he is. Following the advises of his supposed father, he left Sighișoara and is now traveling to the West. After some skirmish in a previous city, he found refuge on a boat. Viorel is now in Vienna. The little problem is that the guy at the inn was a bit of an asshole and helped capture Viorel thinking he was a vampire, which he is but nobody needs to know. Now there is a huge man (which I call the colossi) taking care of Viorel and a priest. They brought a girl. Torture my holy water... Fail. Viorel managed to confuse everyone, now he would like to get out of here. But the girl seems pretty useless. They still managed to escape and he left the girl to the care of the boat lady before going back to have two words with his captors but his power of persuasion were failing him. The priest wanted to crack a deal but Viorel is not really up to help his enemies. He finally got some blood but he can't risk to stay in Vienna. He travel to Linz were he stays a bit to learn German.
Viorel wanted to go to Praha but redirect himself toward Augsburg instead where he wants to get a horse, except that the horses are a bit scared of his vampirism and maybe something else. Viorel is really not a horse expert. Then he comes into an altercation with couple of people, he wants some fear in his blood. The girl Viorel has found seemed to enjoy the game. Viorel prepares for the nightmares that come with a feast of blood, in a rush to leave, he cross the dukedom of Lorrain.
We introduced Sorina, three weeks after the beginning of Viorel's escape.
Viorel dreamed of Sorina and woke up not really remembering anything. Traveling to Paris, he arrives at "La cour des miracles". He is rescued by a stranger who turned out to be Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist he was looking for. Nicolas does some strange experiment without Viorel's agreement. Some people are looking for Nicolas's secrets. On the other side of Europe, Sorina awakes and Viorel's past in haunting him. Viorel discovered that he can change into a wolf but that's not the easiest thing to handle.

Now, let's continue with Vampire Heart, right where we left of last week.

Nicolas spit out half of the zip of chocolate he had in his mouth. I heard the plate Perenelle was washing fall in the sink’s water as she turned to me. I looked at her, she had a disturb grim on her face. I had never considered before that having me around was a lot for her nerves but it seemed to be. Her older self had been really slow at moving around and at the same time was slow to for emotion and conclusion giving her sometimes to think carefully in a stressless manner. But her younger self was a lot more inclined to strong emotion. Her expression changed quickly and she resumed to her task but I knew what she thought of me, I was a killer and that couldn’t be erased, I was killing people to drink their blood and I was hiding in her house, now on the top of it, I was becoming a frightening animal. I felt the pain in my chest and resumed to Nicolas. I knew it was a good time for me to leave.
Vampire don’t shape shift. Of course there are tales about shape shifter which looks like vampires but they are in fact different beings. We know everything about your anatomy we have been studying you for more than four years, this is impossible.” Nicolas said. 

He had said that firmly as if I couldn’t even think to protest about it, as if he could just decide that it was impossible and by saying so making me unable to turn into a wolf again. I didn’t know what to say to it. I wanted to tell him that we might have forgotten something, that there was a part of me that I didn’t really know about until last night and that somehow it just happened to me but I knew that things like that don’t just happen. I knew for sure that Perenelle washing her dishes wasn’t going to turn into a bird any time soon. Nicolas had that kind of certainty about me, even for his younger self I was still looking like a kid who didn’t know much. It was infuriating, especially coming from someone who had seen me gone home changed with my clothes on the ground, someone who had spend part of the night back against the wall facing my wolf shape and the other part sitting in front of my closed door with a wooden stick ready to defend himself against the wolf I was. But I decided to push the thought away and to calm down. The younger Nicolas was too sure of himself and of his knowledge, he was ready to make mistakes and to fall for them, somehow this time he really looked like a child to me. After all, I could have been hundreds of years older than him and there was one thing I knew for sure and that was that my wiseness hadn’t been reset by the philosopher stone. I decided to go the entire way around and to tell him the entire story starting with my quest for clues at the murder scenes. That’s when I finally realized that something was clearly wrong. The vampires I had been looking for when I went out last night and the two vampires I had seen feeding last night were not the same. As I told him how they jumped from the roof together and killed those two robbers, I realised it.

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1 comment:

  1. I like Perenelle's reaction, and what Nicolas says about Viorel turning into a wolf. I also really like Viorel's thought of how Perenelle sees him.

    Now I want to know what he left it at such a cliffhanger :)