Summary: During one of Dracula's feasts of the village, a lady in her twenties begs him to take the child. Not to eat the baby girl of course, but to raise it and help it. Out of curiosity, he takes it and allows his brides to kill the mother. As the years pass, he trains the girl to fight and she learns many things about him. When Van Helsing comes along, she finds herself falling for Dracula. Ignorant to her feelings, he sends her to become friends with the hunter as a spy of some sort.
Story will be better than summary.
Disclaimer: VH ppl Not mine.
It was October 31st. There was silent chaos. The village was quiet. The moon above shined over the land. In four houses on the edge of town, people were begging for their lives. They managed to get the word 'please' out, which only amused the sadistic women. Their cackles were the exact opposite of their beauty.
A man in black clothing watched over his brides, grinning as they ate. His pale skin shined brightly against the moonlight. His grin was cold as ice. He moved onto the next house which had awaked from the noise beforehand. But wait; the candles were on far longer than the other houses; they were on even before the four got there.
Strolling in as if he owned the place, the man looked around and spotted a woman bent over slightly, holding something in her arms. She looked up at the man with no fear, just desperation. Her long stringy gold hair covered her pale face and dark blue eyes. There were shadows under her eyes but it was obvious she had to be in her early twenties. If it weren't for the bruises covering her face, she would have been the definition of beauty.
"Please…" The woman whispered, falling to her knees before him. Hunger overtook the man and he would have devoured her neck if it weren't for the steady rhythm of her heartbeat. It was as though she was facing a kitten rather than the great Vladislaus Dracula. "Take my child. Raise her to be ignorant of this village. Please." Although her voice was weak, it held strong love in it.
At the mention of her child, he looked at her arms which were held out and saw a small body bundled in sheets. From the angle he stood he couldn't see much but he knew the child was sleeping. "Please don't harm her, help her. Make sure she doesn't know her real heritage, her real parents. Please raise her."
It was only out of pure curiosity did he take the baby from her arms. What was so special about her? What made her mother beg him to take her away from here? What was the child's name anyway? Before he could question the mother, his brides walked in with their fangs dripping blood. The mother looked up and gave a sleepy almost drunken smile; relief that her baby was safe. Dracula walked out of the house as his brides drank her blood.
As gentle as a vampire could be, he removed the blanket from the girls face and saw her eyes flutter open. He was taken back slightly by her appearance; orange eyes that shined brightly against the moonlight, dark orange hair, and what looked like three claw markings on her right cheek.
She saw Dracula and giggled, holding out her hand. Something silver caught his attention; it was a bracelet. "Akiko Kainda." The vampire read what was carved into it. It made no sense. The names meant Autumn Child…well that made sense because of her appearance but Kainda meant Hunter's Daughter. A cry from the human snapped him out of his thoughts.
The baby named Akiko was crying for attention. He hesitated, unsure what to do. He wasn't human so he couldn't feel emotions…or at least he hadn't in a long time. "What is that?" One of his brides asked.
"So adorable!" The second one cried out with a smile.
"Take care of this child as if it were your own, my brides." Dracula's voice was rich with confusion, his accent thicker than most times. They took the crying child and smiled at one other. "Such an odd child…" The third bride whispered.
Okay, I'll update if I get 5 reviews/fav. Stories/ story alerts. This is just a preview ish thing. The next chapter will involve the first seven years of Akiko's life with the brides and Dracula.