|Need for you
Author: Amy Ravenheart PM
During the missions Amy's vampire side awakes and she decides to leave until it all settles down. Meanwhile Dante and Zhalia go on a lonely mission into the land of Ice. What will happen to them? Rated cause of Amy's languageRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Dante V. & Zhalia M. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,113 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 05-27-12 - Published: 12-04-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7609213
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Hello darlings! Here we go again, with a new story! I hope you will all like it :) There will be more about our fav villains and even more DantexZhalia moments! What else can you ask for? :D R&R so I could know what you think about the new story. Enjoy!
"Zhalia! Wake up!" Dante called her and gently shook the raven-haired woman's shoulders.
She was lying on the floor of a cave, while Dante was kneeling beside her.
"Leave her alone Dante. We can't help her here" Amy whispered to him.
"She's right. First we must get out of here, but there are too much Suits outside to try anything. We must wait till they go away" Sophie agreed with Amy, which was really rare.
"And what do you advice me to do? Leave her like this so she could bleed out?" Dante snapped at her, holding Zhalia's hand in his and looking at Sophie with anger.
Sophie's eyes widened with shock. Dante never yelled at her or anyone like this. She only shrugged and looked away. She stood up and walked over to Lok. She sat down beside him and put her head on his shoulder, trying to gather some energy for later.
Lok was already asleep. He fell asleep right after he sat down and leaned against the wall with his back. Soon Sophie fell asleep as well.
Now it was only Amy and Dante who were still awake, though they wanted to sleep as well.
"Why don't you sleep as well?" Amy asked like she read his mind, sitting beside him.
"Not until she wakes up" he answered with a tired voice and caressed Zhalia's face. Amy only sighed.
"Dante, you can't go on like this. You must rest. You're not unbreakable, you know? Maybe you can lie to Lok and Sophie, but you can't lie to me" she said gently and looked at him with worry.
"Stop messing around in my head girl" he snapped at her and gave her a look full with hatred.
"I'm not" she answered shortly and looked at him even more worried.
Dante hated vamps for a reason, and she knew it as well. His parents died because of vampires and he knew it. That made him hate them even more. But he didn't only hate them, he was a bit afraid as well. They were strong, fast and had abilities he didn't know about. You could never tell what ability a vampire has. At least not until it uses it on you.
Dante looked angry at Amy one more time, but that realized she was right, she wasn't doing anything. And she said the truth, he wasn't unbreakable either. He felt guilty for hating Amy. Even for a minute, but he hated her, thou all she wanted to do is help him. From all the exhausting fights and running he was losing his self control and trust in Amy.
He lay down beside Zhalia and moaned with pain.
"Sorry for yelling at you" he apologized to Amy with regret in his voice.
"It's ok. We're all tired. May I see your ribs?" she asked and knelt down beside him.
"You don't have to. You're too tired to heal them anyways" Dante answered with closed eyes and a tired tone.
"I still have enough energy to heal you if they aren't too bad" she insisted and pulled his shirt up.
Dante didn't complain, he simply let her do whatever she wants to. Amy spotted the bruised ribs and put her palm over them. Dante winced at the sudden pain, but in a second it was gone.
"Thanks" he nodded at Amy.
"No problem" the vampire girl nodded back and looked at Zhalia now.
"Maybe I can wake her" she said, but her eyes were slowly closing from the exhaustion.
"How?" Dante asked with hope and Amy's eyes suddenly opened up from his voice.
Without answering him, she put her hand and Zhalia's head. After a minute or so, Zhalia moaned a bit and slowly opened her eyes. Amy sat back where she was sitting before and closed her eyes. She was breathing slowly and shallowly.
"Dante?" Zhalia asked and tried to move closer to him, but the sudden pain made her stay still.
"It's ok sweetie. You'll be fine" Dante said and kissed her lips. She only nodded and closed her eyes.
Dante crawled closer to her and pulled her into his arms. With a bit of complaining Zhalia got comfortable in his arms and nuzzled at his neck.
"Are you ok?" she asked with worry.
"I am fine. We just need to think of a way to get away from here" he answered and closed his eyes.
"Why don't you rest a bit?"she asked with worry when she noticed how tired he is.
"No, I'll stay awake with you…" he muttered, but he was already half asleep.
Zhalia caressed his arm and soon she heard his deep and peaceful breathing.
She looked around.
They were in a cave, a dark and cold one. She saw Lok and Sophie sleeping beside each other, a bit farther from where she was right now. After it she noticed Amy sleeping beside her and Dante. None of these pictures were new to her. When they were on missions and they were too far from an inhabited place it was normal for them to find a safe place and rest, but now something was wrong.
She was wondering why are they all bruised and hurt and why does every part of her body hurt this much. Suddenly she remembered what happened a few hours ago.
"Team, we have a mission" Dante said with a smile as his team walked into the living room.
"Already?" Sophie complained at that.
"Yes, but it's a short one. If you don't want to go, you don't have to. So, you three decide if you want to come with us or not" Dante shrugged. Amy and Lok looked at each other and nodded.
"Good, cause we have to get ready for the exam which is next week" Sophie nodded and turned to Amy and Lok. As she saw them grinning, she sighed.
"We're going" they said together, not asking Sophie at all.
"Alright than. The plane is taking off in an hour. Get your stuff and let's go" Dante smiled and took his backpack
The teens did the same and went to the door. Amy turned back to her mentor and gave him a questioning look.
"Waiting for Zhalia?" she asked. Dante only nodded.
"Go ahead, we'll catch up" he promised. With that the teens went out, closing the door.
"Dante?" Zhalia called from upstairs.
"Yes?" he answered and sat in his armchair.
"Oh, here you are" she said and hurried down.
"Um, where are the others?" she asked and looked around.
"They headed to the airport. We have a new mission on mountains" he explained.
"U-huh. Ok, I'll just take my backpack and we can go" she said and went back upstairs.
After a minute she was standing beside him, waiting for him to stand up.
"Shall we?" she asked and showed the doors way.
"No, not yet" Dante smiled and pulled her into his lap.
She didn't complain, she relaxed and put her head on his shoulder.
"How does it come that you avoid doing this in front of others?" Dante asked with a little smile.
"Cause I feel uncomfortable in front of them" she admitted and blushed lightly. Dante shook his head lightly and leaned down to her.
He captured her lips with his and gave her a gentle kiss. It wasn't an open mouthed French kiss with tongue but a peck on the lips, but it meant a lot to both of them. They broke the kiss and stood up.
"Let's go baby" Dante said and took her by the hand.
They went out and headed the airport. When they reached it they picked up the rest of the team and went to the gate which leads to the plane to Austria.
"Austria?" Sophie asked with surprise and Dante only nodded.
"Why can't we go with train?" Amy complained.
The whole team knew she hates to travel with plain; she was afraid of flight and had a lighter form of claustrophobia.
"Calm down little vampire" Dante laughed when he saw how frightened Amy looked now.
"It will be a short flight. We're going with plane because we're going to the mountains" he explained while walking.
"On the airport in Graz a Foundation plane will wait for us and it will drop us at the place. There between two smaller mountains is a place where the titan should be" he added and they went into the plane.
After a short flight, just like Dante promised to Amy, they got from one plane to another. They got out between the two mountains like Dante planned.
As normally, they found an entrance, went through traps and found the amulet. They were heading the meadow where the plane should have picked them up, when everything went wrong.
Zhalia was walking in front of Dante with Amy beside her, while Sophie was walking behind him with Lok. Without any warning spells started to fly all around them.
"Hide!" Dante yelled and the team separated.
Dante hid behind a big rock, but when he realized that Zhalia isn't beside him, he started to look for her in a bit panicked way.
Lok and Sophie were close to Dante, while Amy and Zhalia run to find a safe place.
"Stay down, I'll take down a few of them" Zhalia whispered and pushed Amy down at a bigger rock which could use as a shield.
Before she could protest, Zhalia run away so make the Suits go after her and leave Amy alone.
"Dante will be so pissed if something happens to her" Amy whispered to herself.
"Give up Vale and give us the titan" a Suit yelled and shot a Boltflare at the rock where Dante was hiding
He growled a bit, but when he looked around, he admitted that it's useless to fight. There were too many Suits.
After some thinking he found a plan how to save his team, thou they would loose the amulet. He sighed and opened his mouth to surrender, when he heard a sharp scream full of pain.
His heartbeat stopped for a moment when he recognized that it's Zhalia's voice.
"Zhalia!" he yelled with fear and run towards the scream, but soon he got hit by a Dragonfist and Poisonfang. As the spells hit his ribs and chest he fell on the ground with a painful moan.
Zhalia was lying on the ground, surrounded with Suits who were shooting spells at her. She managed to call an Armorbrand, but she wasn't able to block all attacks. The shield was weak and Zhalia was bleeding, so it was only a matter of time when will it completely disappear and make her an easy target.
Lok and Sophie got out from their hiding place when Dante got hit. They were fighting with around ten Suits, but they kept coming.
Amy stepped out from her hiding place and took her amulet.
"Help us, Ravenheart!" she called and the black raven appeared in the sky.
Ravenheart started to fly around the Suits who were attacking Zhalia. He blew them away with his wings and hurried to help the others.
A Suit looked at Dante who was still on the ground, but he was trying to get up. The Suit called a spell and threw it on Dante. Amy jumped in front of the Augerfrost which was meant for Dante, and she stumbled a few steps back.
Dante stood up and thou his ribs were hurt he started to fight back the Suits.
Meanwhile Zhalia tried to get up, but she was too weak and her whole body was in pain. She lay down on her stomach and closed her eyes.
"Dante…" she whispered softly.
"End this, Caliban!" Dante called his titan.
"Guys, is it really worth to loose?" Amy asked the Suits who were approaching them.
Some of them looked at each other with confusion. The team was outnumbered and weak, while the Suits were full with energy and ready to fight.
"She's bluffing" and orange haired woman said.
"Alright. In that case, lunch is served" Amy grinned and her fangs jumped out, while her green eyes now got the dangerous red flesh in themselves.
"Vampire!" some Suits said with fear.
Dante took a step back as well, just to feel safe.
"And I'm not the only one. There are more of my kind in the mountains, waiting for me to give them the sign. And believe me, they are really hungry" Amy said and took one more step towards the Suits, while her fangs looked sharp and dangerous.
"Retreat!" one of the Suits yelled and in a few moments they all disappeared.
Amy slowly fell on her knees and started to breath heavily.
"Are you serious?" Lok asked walking to her, holding his bleeding arm.
Amy smiled a bit and shook her head.
"I was bluffing" she admitted.
Dante run to Zhalia and knelt down beside her.
"Zhaal, come on, get up" he begged her.
He gently slid his hands under her and turned on her back. He took her into his arms and stood up. Sophie went over to them and looked over Zhalia's wounds.
"They are bad" she said and pointed on the bloody stains on Zhalia's shirt and jeans.
"We need to get on a safe place" Dante said as he saw the dark clouds hurry towards them.
In that moment Ravenheart landed in front of them and pushed him with his beak. Dante looked at Amy with an annoyed face, waiting for an explanation.
"He heard you and he wants to help us" she shrugged.
"Lok, Sophie, go with him. He will take care of you and bring you on a safe place" he nodded at them.
Sophie hesitated, but Lok sat up on Ravenheart's back.
"Is it safe to sit on his back?" Sophie asked still unsure.
"Come on Soph, it's alright. I did this a couple of times already" he smiled back. Sophie nodded and got up behind him.
Ravenheart flew up in the sky and soon disappeared. After a few minutes he was back, standing in front of Dante. He looked at Amy like asking if it's ok. Amy only nodded at him.
Dante stepped to him and made Zhalia sit up. He sat up behind her and hugged her around the waist, making sure she can't fall off. She opened her eyes and put her hand on Dante's.
"Hold on sweetie, you'll be fine" he kissed her neck and sighed deeply. He was afraid that he's wrong.
She put her head on his shoulder, tilted it to the left and kissed his cheek.
"I will" she promised.
Ravenheart flew up and soon got to a cave in the mountain. He flew in there and let Dante and Zhalia get off.
Dante gently pulled Zhalia off the titan's back and into his arms. Zhalia put her arms around his neck and her head on his chest, listening to his heartbeat. She was breathing shallowly and quickly.
"Try to breathe deeply" Dante advised her.
"I can't. It hurts too much. Everything hurts" she sighed and a tear slipped down her cheek.
"Can you put me down please? Maybe it will be better" she asked with a begging voice.
"Sure, just a moment" he said and put her down on her feet.
"No, I can't…" she complained but tried to keep balance.
Dante quickly took off his coat and put it on Zhalia. He helped her to lay down on the floor and he sat beside her. He held his ribs with his hand, trying to ease to pain.
Meanwhile Ravenheart flew back again with Amy. When she was standing at the entrance Ravenheart returned into his amulet.
Amy walked over to the wall of the cave and sat down there. Lok was sitting at the wall as well, sleeping for some time now. Sophie was not so far from Dante, but she was keeping distance, giving space for Dante and Zhalia.
Zhalia was still bleeding, and her clothes and Dante's coat had red blood stains.
"Dante…" she called softly. Dante held her hand in his.
"I'm here Zhaal" he answered with fear.
"I'm cold and everything hurts…" she whispered and started to close her eyes.
"No, no, no… Don't close your eyes! Don't fall asleep!" he begged with panic.
"But I'm so tired…" she complained but kept her eyes open.
Dante looked at Amy, asking for help, but she didn't know what to do either. She was fighting before, using spells and receiving hits and Ravenheart took a lot of energy, so she was exhausted and hurt.
Zhalia sighed and slowly closed her eyes.
"Zhalia" she heard one more time Dante's voice before she fainted and completely lost herself in the cold darkness.
Xxx Flashback end
"How could I forget that?" Zhalia asked herself as she remembered everything that happened.
She caressed Dante's face and moaned at the sudden pain.
"I hate Suits…" she growled and closed her eyes.
This situation reminded her of the time when she was a little girl. She was on the cold streets, being hurt and in pain after some bigger kids beat her up.
She shivered at the memory.
Dante felt the shiver of his beloved one and he pulled closer to her, warming and protecting her with his body. Zhalia smiled and caressed his arm which was carefully placed over her waist.
"This time it's different. This time I'm not alone" she said with joy and hugged Dante.
She was right, she wasn't alone.
She had her love beside herself and her friends with her.
In other words, she had her family with herself.
To be continued...
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