Em's heart leapt in hope as she caught sight of Ben and Jack jumping down to rescue her. She prayed that Varlimdi would not see them, but the Brides had spied them.
"Well, well, well, boys, would you like to bring me out on a date?" Bethezila sneered. Karisham and Ereala giggled malevolently.
"What a tasty treat they look!" Revona licked her lips. "I'm sure I will enjoy tasting their sweet lifeblood!"
"Boys, it is your blood that shall keep me beautiful. What do you think of that?" Ereala simpered.
Jack took the stake and threw it like a harpoon. It caught Ereala nicely in the chest, leaving her gaping like a caught shark. "I think if you're going to kill somebody, kill them! Don't stand around talking about it!" Jack said.
Varlimdi heard Ereala's screams and saw her turning to blackened ash. He glared balefully at Jack and prepared to bite Em now. But Em took the chance to grab the stake that Ben threw her hid it behind her back. When Varlimdi leans in to bite her, she pretend to be charmed by him.
Varlimdi smiled as he envisioned living with Elisabeta for eternity.
Em smiled as she think of how shocked Varlimdi will be when he found out she killed him.
Just before Varlimdi's fangs reaches her, Em stabbed him hard in the heart.
Varlimdi staggered back in shock as he slowly turned to ash. "Why… Elisabeta!"
As Em continued to push the stake further into Varlimdi's heart, she snarled "I-am-not-ELISABETA, you moron!" A few more tries and Varlimdi combusted.
"Great work, Em!" Ben shouted.
Em's smile fade away when she realize that the Brides were still there. "Why are you still here?" she asked.
Millarca yawned in boredom. "A silver stake? A crucifix? What, did you think nobody have tried anything before? They've shot him, stabbed him, clubbed him, sprayed him with holy water, staked him through the heart, and STILL he lives! Do you understand? No-one knows how to kill Dracula! But we, we can be killed. And now, we are going to have great fun with ya."
Revona, Karisham, Bethezila Rothbay, and Millarca drew nearer towards Ben and Jack. Em looked around and found that the stake had burned to ashes, and Varlimdi was no longer to be seen. "Where is he?" Em asked.
"You don't think we'll gonna tell you that, do you?" Millarca smiled as she poised her fangs over Em's jugular vein. Ben and Jack stopped fighting. "Listen up, boys. Any action and your sister dies. Not to mention the spoiled brat. I'll even let you go, we just need the 2 ladies."
"Em's gonna die anyway!" Ben shouted.
"Not true, she'll just be an undead. What's it gonna be?" Millarca asked.
Ben and Jack slowly looked at each other. "I love Em," Ben whispered, close to tears.
"I know you do, I do too." Jack said. "But it's the only way, we need to save the world first."
"Go, Jack! Vesa the drowl!" Em shouted.
"Bye bye, you hope you never see me again!" Millarca laughed merrily as she flew away, with Revona, Karisham, and Bethezila following her. Karisham threatened to bite Ben, but Revona pulled her away. "We promised them, though if I ever see you again, au revoir my darlings!"
Ben and Jack were left, mourning bitterly for Em, and wondering how on earth they were gonna vesa the drowl. Save the world.
Gabriel Pansneda hurried up the stairs of the ruined Gothic chapel in London, the Nunhead cemetery. He prayed he was not too late.
Gabriel entered and saw Ben and Jack lying on the floor. Earlier on, he told the boys that Varlimdi was probably in this chapel, due to him pursuing Wilhelmina Murray here once. He knew that the boys would try to save Em and Dominique on their own. He knew that they had failed.
"T-they t-took E-Em. W-we t-tried so… so hard b-but we f-failed." Ben wept.
"It's OK. I knew where they would go. Dracula's castle, in Romania. Dracula would be resting after the battle, we still have 12 hours of daylight left. To go there and rescue Emily and Dominique. I've told the Vicomte de Montargis that I'm taking you for a school trip." Gabriel said.
"What about the so-called vampires here, in New York?" Jack asked. "We can't kill so many of them! It's hard enough killing Ereala, let alone many students!"
"I don't think most of them are really vampires, they are just under the influence of Varlimdi. Once the vampires are gone, they will slowly go back to normal. But I'm afraid one of you must stay here to kill the rogue vampires, in this school. Jack, would you stay? You know
how Ben need to save Em…" Gabriel said.
"OK. Just tell Ben how to defeat Varlimdi once and for all, I'm take your arsenal and go."
To be continued…