Friday, August 10, 2018

Vampire Friday: Vampire Heart 185

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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 had been gathering papers and books for me to carry away with me. He was copying the last undeshifered part of the journals when I arrived to say goodbye and take my luggage.
Would you give me a hand?” he asked not bothering to look at me. It was very strange for me to see him work in a hurry, he was always so cautious about not making mistakes when copying things that it was probably giving him nightmare. I could see the letters coming back to haunt him every time he wouldn’t understand a word and the thought made me chuckle. I sat on the other side of his desk and took a feather already prepare and watered the drying ink before copying the page. Copying German was a fastidious task for me especially when I didn’t understand most of what was written. Nicolas looked at the work accomplished with a smile and gave me a handshake. The contact felt some kind of odd to me. It was like if Nicolas was telling me that he was keeping a part of me here and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. I packed my luggage and the box of books Nicolas was offering me in the carriage. My horses were eating in the street and the passerby admiring the strange attelage. I wanted to go as soon as possible but Perenelle insisted for a last dinner. She had already packed supplies of food for a week in the carriage and I knew the girl could use balance meals before recovering. I wasn’t sure if I was going to let her fully recover or if I was to keep her in the forever lethargic state of people short in blood. I thought that this would depend on her behavior but she had already demonstrated a will to escape.
I was ready to take my leave when Nicolas held me by the elbow and guided me to his study.
I think it is time for me to tell you everything about the philosopher stone,” he said.
I thought that I knew enough to know that I didn’t want to know more struck me. I hating this thing. It had excited me at first by giving me back my memory but I hate what the prolonged use of it had done to Perenelle and especially to Nicolas. What was so good in prolonging your life if you became a totally different person?

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