Friday, January 20, 2017

Vampire Friday: Vampire Heart 105

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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.

Now, let's continue with Vampire Heart, right where we left of last week
I have an appointment to go see the bodies tomorrow morning. They were looking for witnesses”, Nicolas said. “Two of them only are strangely mutilated.”
I knew that I could just walk back to inside and take a rest for tonight but if he had calmed down, I was still not ready to work with him again. There was something in his behavior that I couldn’t trust.
I’m going out”, I said.
There is no need”, he answered throwing me a suspicious look.
I didn’t answered an walked away. I needed time for myself away from him. I needed to think. I decided to go have a look on the scene of the crime to see if I could find anything referring to vampire. They hadn’t bothered to move the body after the hunt, it was likely that they wouldn’t have erased other traces. Now I just have to hope that the humans discovering the body hadn’t been too messy around them. There was nothing else I could think of. If it was just me I would have flown away from the city in the morning and I would have taken Nicolas and Perenelle with me, dropped them in a house in the country side and continued my journey alone but there was nothing I could really do to convince them to leave. Leaving Paris had taken us almost three years, I knew we didn’t have that much time. If there were Transylvanian vampire in the city they were my responsibility. Not taking care of the body last night after feeding had been my second mistake and I refused to make a third one. I first walked to the river, the air of midsummer was carrying the smell of the river and the trees late blooming around it. I had never really noticed the smell of Praha before tonight. Humans couldn’t distinguish smells so easily, the new blood flowing in my veins made me more sensitive to my surrounding and so I found it easily, the track of the murder, the smell of blood was still hanging in the air becoming stronger as I walked closer to the place. It was subtle and light mixed with the polen and the sand the fishermen had moved from the bottom of the river but it was still there for me to follow. It could have been a trap but I was too confident to even think about it. According to the newspaper the body had been found near a bridge, the bridge was now in sight. The street lamps were being turned on but it didn’t matter to me much, the blood I had taken had restored my ability to see in the dark. No matter what Nicolas would say, I would go to hunt every night from now on, I couldn’t take a chance to be weak if vampire were around. I needed the strength and comfort of my vampire powers and most of all I wanted to train myself on thinking straight while filled with blood. My instincts were developed when I released the beast but I couldn’t keep on acting rashly. The smell of blood intensified. That was really peculiar because after a straight kill like the one from last night, there was nothing left, not a drop of blood. Either those vampires had a lot of fun with the men before either he had been fighting back, either he wasn’t alone and in that case. I took a deep breath, it felt a bit alien to me with the blood still propagating in me on his own but that was an human habit I had take up to calm myself down or to stop myself from thinking too much.

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