Summary: STARTS AT THE END OF SPIRIT BOUND! Five years after Rose has been proven innocent and left court, she meets Dimitri again and has to live with him in the same house for unlimited time. And now she has some new cool powers and a new destiny in life.
Bad always leads to good
It had been five years. Five years since I've been proven innocent, five years since I've left court, five years since I've seen him.
After the guards gave me my freedom back, I went straight to Lissa's room. When she was done jumping up and down about the fact that I was found innocent, she told me that Dimitri left, and that she didn't know where he was or if he'll ever come back. Lissa told me that he was calling her every couple of days, checking if she was okay and if something happened. I cried for days after she told me that. I hadn't left my room, didn't eat or drink, just sat on my bed and cried.
Then, one day, I decided I couldn't stand the suffering and pain anymore, so I packed my things, wrote Lissa a letter and left court.
Right now I'm in Russia; I'm hunting Strigois with the other unpromised Dhampirs. (I know I have a promise mark, but you know what I mean.) Those are the same Dhampirs that had helped me search for Dimitri while he was still a Strigoi and I left school to kill him. (Wow, I ran from school and court a lot.)
I joined the guys five years ago, two weeks after I left court. First, I went to Spokane. I felt like I had something to do there.
*_* FLASHBACK *_*
I went to the mall in Spokane, where I first saw the list of letters indicating of the twelve royal families, and killed there every Strigoi I could find. Then, I went to the warehouse where Mason was killed. I thought it would be empty, but it wasn't.
At first, I heard voices in the warehouse. I killed the Strigoi that was guarding outside of the warehouse and walked closer, so I could listen.
"You think one of them will do it?" The first voice asked.
"Sure they will, those kids know that they are going to die anyway, one of those Moroi will crack and kill one of his friends. I bet they'll kill the blond." The second voice answered.
When the Strigoi said that I immediately knew I had to help those kids. The Strigois are doing to them what they did to us when Mason died, and I had no doubt that they can't make it all alive without my help.
I knew what I had to do; it's the first thing I learned in Stan's class. I will face the Strigois one at a time, until I'll get found and then I'll have to face the Strigois that I hadn't killed yet.
I did exactly that. I snuck behind a Strigoi and killed it before it even had the time to alert the others.
I killed five Strigois that way, without anyone even noticing, but the sixth screamed before I could stake him. I quickly killed him and prepared to face the rest of the Strigois in the house.
Three Strigois jumped on me; I fought them and fought hard. I broke the first one's neck, leaving him unconscious for a few minutes, while the first Strigoi was unconscious, I staked the second.
The third Strigoi just stood there and watched me. After I staked the unconscious Strigoi I turned around to face him. "You are that girl, aren't you? The one that killed Ishaia when she was only seventeen?" he asked. "Well then, I'm honored to be the one that will awaken you." And then, he jumped at me.
Oh, he underestimated me. He thought he can take me by himself. Well, he is going to have a little surprise. He was harder to kill than the other eight, but I finally found an opening to his heart and staked him. He managed to whisper "You're good" before he fell on the ground, took his last breath and died.
I took my stake out of his chest, wiping his blood on his shirt and ran to the basement, searching the kids the Strigoi were talking about, I could sense that there are more Strigoi in the warehouse but I decided that I'll first help those kids to get out of here before I will kill the rest.
I entered the room where my friends and I were captured and saw them. Three Moroi and five Dhampirs tied up to eight chairs.
In the room there were also eight Strigoi. I ran into the room, staking one Strigoi before he could react. One down, seven to go.
I let my senses take over, not even noticing what I'm doing, I already staked two more Strigois before even realizing it.
And then, it was me fighting five Strigois at the same time. Kicking and punching, I saw an opening to the heart of the Strigoi on my right and staked him.
After an hour or so of fighting, I managed to stake the last Strigoi, it was hard, he was better than all the other Strigoi and I could tell he was really old, which mean he was very strong. I was very tired at the end of the fight. I waited a couple of seconds, until I sensed that there were no more Strigoi and then I went and untied the kids. I still kept my guard up, incase there are humans in the warehouse.
I took the Moroi and the Dhampir out of the warehouse to a place with sun; it had been hours since I entered the warehouse, and in the meantime the human day started.
We sat there for a few minutes, catching our breaths.
"Are you guys okay?" I asked, really concerned. They were all really pale, even the Dhampirs.
"Um… I think so." One of the kids mumble. He was a dhampir and had black hair and grey eyes. "I'm Austin, thanks for saving our asses out there." He said. He looked like the only one out of the eight that wasn't in shock. My guess is that he had saw a Strigoi before.
"That wasn't the first time you saw a Strigoi, right?" I asked him, curious; He looked like he's sixteen.
"No." That was the only thing he said, I didn't push it.
"So, how old are you guys?" I tried to change the subject and get the others out of the shock at the same time.
"Um… I'm almost sixteen." Austin said.
The only girl in this group, a Moroi girl, said "I turned sixteen today." She was a blond Moroi, kind of reminded me Mia.
"My name is Kelly." She said. "Those are Thomas and Jake." She pointed on the two other Moroi "And they are Chris, Ron, Owen and James." She pointed on the four other Dhampirs.
"Hi." I told them all. "So Kelly, are you sure you're okay? You look very pale."
"Yeah, I just need to feed. When can we get back to the Academy?" She looked really eager to get back to her school, and I understand why. When the Strigoi kidnapped my friends and me, I wanted to get back to the school too.
"As soon as your friends get out of the shock."
"No, we're okay, let's just get back. I want to be out of here." Owen said and the rest of the boys nodded.
"So, where are you guys from?" I asked.
"We are here with our school for a vacation, in the ski lodge close by." Chris answered. Oh, the irony.
"Okay guys, listen. I'm going to drive you back to the ski lodge, and then I'll go to my way." I said to them and stood up.
"Wait, you're not coming with us to the ski lodge? I thought they were the ones that sent you to find us." Kelly said, confused look on her face.
"No, I'm here on my own. I heard what the Strigoi were doing and decided to come to your rescue." I stated, hoping they won't recognize me.
"But how can you get your molnija mark if you're on your own?" Jake asked. "You killed more Strigoi than every guardian I know, and you look like you just got out of school, maybe eighteen or nineteen."
"It doesn't matter how old am I, and I'm not going to get the marks for the kills. You should tell your teachers where is the warehouse and that there are seventeen bodies in there, tell them that in a locked bathroom in the end of the mall there are twelve more bodies." I've gotten tired from all those explanations. "Let's start moving."
"Wow! You killed twenty nine Strigois today? You have to get your molnija marks!" Ron exclaimed. We were walking to the car rental. Lucky me, my dad gave me huge amount of money as an I'm-glad-you-didn't-kill-the-queen present.
"I don't have to do anything, and I'd appreciate it if you will not tell them how I look or how old I am. Do me a favor; don't even tell then if I'm a man or a woman." I told them; I knew they would listen to me.
"We promise, don't worry." Kelly said.
After that, I drove them to the sky lodge and when I saw them get into the wards I drove away.
*_* END OF FLASHBACK *_*
After Spokane, I killed a few more Strigoi and then went to Russia.
I have to say, Denis was shocked when he saw me on his doorstep. He told me he thought I was dead. I told Denis and the guys that Sydney gave me a few bottles of this cool stuff she uses to hide the Strigois' bodies. I also told them I killed fifty Strigoi since I ran from court, and that I can use this thing only if I'll let her know how many Strigoi I killed so she could write the kills under the name "The Killer", she also said she won't tell anyone that I am the killer.
Right now, the guys and I are in a club pretending to be dancing and waiting for some Strigois to come. I'm wearing Strigoi's bait clothes, really short dress that reveals a lot of skin, pale body make-up to make me look pale and my dress is blood red, matching my blood red lipstick. We're in Vladivostok; it's one of those big cities in Russia with lots of Strigoi lurking in every corner. Well, not for long.
Just when I thought that, I sensed the Strigois. A huge amount of Strigois.