And, ooh, yeah, y'all are gonna kill me. Considering I've now lost TWO jobs. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't fired from either of them, technically. The second my dad made me quit, don't ask why, the first the business closed down while I was at karate camp. So that sucked dirt. My second job is going to be waiting on me to come back come summer, and then I'll get another one on top of that. But yeah, it's been awhile... (dodges computer) no more false promises, if I can update, I will. If I can't, please don't murder me.

Disclaimer: not mine

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"Allan, you know you don't have to do anything, right? I'm not mad."

"I don't care, I'd rather make it up to you. I mean come on, I bloody shot you! You almost died!"

I stopped in my tracks. "But I didn't, so don't beat yourself up over it. If I didn't expect to get shot at some point in time I wouldn't be a police officer. I should be thanking you, actually, because you introduced me to it. Now i know what it'd like and I might be able to fight through it if I need to next time."

"You're joking."

"One hundred percent serious."

He sighed, and then chuckled, finally cheering up a bit. I wasn't allowed to leave the hospital yet, but I was allowed to walk, escorted. Allan had jumped at the chance when I mentioned wanting to take a walk outside. The sun had long since gone down, and in retrospect i should have realized that now would be dumb time to take a walk. Even after a week of being awakei wasn't thinking clearly yet.

We were on our way back to my room, when he showed up.


We stopped, and Allan took a protective stance in front of me. "Can we help you?"

My red cloaked stranger merely smiled, somehow only his lips being seen from beneath that ridiculous hat of his.

"Ridiculous, is it, police girl? Now that's not very nice..." He took a step forward.

"Hold it!" Allan had pulled his gun, pointing directly at my visitor. "not another step. I don't miss."

I heard the laughter in my head before heard it aloud. "Apparently not. You've done a marvelous job at shooting my property already."

"Property? What kind of bastard are you?"

Mr. Red took another step. "The nightmarish kind. But I grow bored of our talk. Good-bye." Darkness seemed to just roll out of him, and I watched in horror as Allan started to rise up to alarming heights.

"Put him down!" I shouted.

Mr. Red just laughed again. "Gladly." The darkness disappeared, and Allan started to fall, coming back to the ground at an incredible speed.

"No! Gently!"

Sighing, he stopped the blonde's descent abruptly, and set him back on the ground. Allan wasn't moving, his eyes seemingly frozen open.

I knelt by him, waving my hand in front of his face, but he never seemed to recognize that I was there. "What did you do to him..." I whispered, horrified.

"I froze him. If you wish for him to live, you will not tell him anything about what happened. He will come out of this small coma and will not remember any of it. You are mine, and in my power. If you do not wish for anything to happen to those you choose to get close to, I'd advise not letting them get close to you, either. Good night, Police Girl."

With a flourish of wind, he disappeared and Allan blinked. "Seras? What happened... ooh, my head..."

"What's wrong," I muttered, knowing full well what.

"Don't... know. Just feeling some intense vertigo now..."

I smiled, sadly, and helped him up. Must be the weather. Let's get inside. It's cold. He nodded, and followed me in.

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Alucard stared at the blonde man, an uneasy feeling deep within his gut. The memory charm he'd put on Allan had not worked, yet he acted like it had. Seras had befriended someone she shouldn't have, or something. This 'Allan' would need to be watched over, and if he ever did something to invade onto his territory again, he would kill him. In the most unpleasant of ways.

Alucard smirked at the thought, knowing he would be having some fun in the near future...

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And that's it for now, but I will be doing some more writing today, so i might write another chap for this fic. Don't know yet, maybe. Working on all of them again. Written updates for four of my stories now!!