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So here is the next chapter. Yes the last one was left off on a cliff hanger, wasn't it? Mwahaha! So here it is, Thank you.
"What do you mean?" I asked, my voice laced with confusion. This lady reminded me of my 6th grade principle. When I was 11, I got in a fight with another boy after he called me something. It wasn't important what he called me. What was important was, that I had to make sure it never happened again.
It was right after my whole world was turned upside down. My mother had died right before my eyes, my father was the one who killed her, and my sisters were gone…and I had no idea where. I had nightmares every night at the boy's home. I was sent to a place where everybody hated everybody. The anger in those kids was the same in my own. So I got mad. And ended up punching the kid who called me the name in the nose.
So of course I was sent to the principles office. I angrily walked the whole way, a mix of anger and fear in my body. As I walked into that office, I knew that I was going to get busted. Bad. But when I got in there, and talked to the principle, she had this air of… authority. She had power in her words and in her eyes and it scared me. She could read me like a book, and could see every single thought in my mind. I thought about her when I ran away from the home 6 weeks later.
Amelie had that kind of authority to her. The second she found me, I knew that if I tried to fight her, I would end up messed up. This lady, who was about 5 inches shorter than me, scared me. So when she pulls something like that on me and my sister, I kinda freaked out.
"It means, Daniel, that your father was working on something. Something big. Am I right to assume that your father is James Adam Bentley, than we do have quite a big problem."
Claire quietly gasped. "Amelie… Are you talking about the ability to change vampires back?"
The piercing look from Amelie to Claire made me uncomfortable. "Yes Claire. I do believe I am. What do you know about that?"
Claire sighed, and started to pick at her nails. Was this a nervous habit? "I don't remember a lot. I was really young…"
"Tell me what you do remember." Amelie said in a voice that didn't give any room for disagreements. I wanted to argue with her, to say that she's been through enough in the last 24 hours. To leave and come again later. But like I knew before, I was going to end up messed up.
"I…" Claire said, closing her eyes against a memory. "I remember him coming home late in the night. He had all of these papers on the kitchen table. He used to drink coffee, and once it spilled on them. They were stained."
"I remember him bringing in one night to show him some of the papers he had. I was so young, but I remember him telling me that this was going to change the world, and that I was going to be apart of it. That scared me so bad."
"Is that all?"
"No…. I remember him…. the night that I left he told me what it was. He used to go to work in a lab every day. It was more like an abandoned warehouse. He was their all the time, working on something. He used to say that he would be the greatest scientist of them all once he was found out."
"Daniel? Do you remember anything?" Amelie asked, staring at me. I almost said no, but I did remember one thing.
"He trapped a vampire. My father was the first one to tell us of vampires. He was insane, but a genius. He ran tests on some woman a long time ago, than killed her."
"Are you sure?" Amelie asked, her voice now urgent. "Are you sure he killed her?"
I was startled by her sudden intensity. "That's what he said. He may have been lying to us, but I remember him telling it to Claire."
Amelie's body seemed to slump down in her chair, which struck me as weird because Amelie was definitely not the kind of person to slump. "What is it Amelie?" Claire asked. "Danny was right, my father is crazy."
"Is?" Amelie asked again, her voice once again sharp and clear. "Is he still alive?"
"Danny said he saw him a couple of years ago. My father is not the kind of man to die in an everyday kind of event. He is much to smart. I don't know where he is, but I know he's alive."
"My dear, this is quite a big ordeal. I'm not sure what to say. Claire, I need you to tell me everything, from the beginning, to when you left that place. Danny, I need you to go tell Michael to call a council meeting. And to get a hold of Myrnin. I need Myrnin here as soon as possible. It is urgent."
I opened my mouth to object. Quite colorfully. But Claire grabbed my arm and shook her head. "It's fine. Just go and then come back."
Claire got it. I didn't want anyone near her. My little sister scared the hell out of me, because if something happened to her-
"I'll be right back." I told them both, standing up. I walked into the kitchen from the back, and saw all three of Claire's roommates pressed up against the door, straining to hear what was going on. "You guys are nosy."
They all jumped a foot. "Damn, you scared me." Shane said, touching his chest. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack."
"Amelie's body guards are scary?" I asked with a small smile.
"You have no idea." Eve said darkly.
"Hey Michael, Amelie need's you to call up a council meeting and to contact Myrnin. Or whatever the hell his name is."
Michael dashed from the room, and went to the house phone in the hallway. I looked up at Shane. "She's safe in there right? I mean, their not going to start having a quick snack with her, right?"
Shane nodded. "I may not like them, but they haven't hurt Claire yet."
I guess this was going to have to be enough. "Alrighty then. So Shane, your dating my sister, huh?"
Shane looked at me warily, while I saw a wide grin cross Eve's face. "Yea, she's my girlfriend."
I desperately wanted to play the big brother card. But I held it back. "Is she happy? I mean, up until recently."
"I don't know Danny." Eve said, washing the dishes in the sink. "Claire is pretty stoked that you're here. I mean sure, there was a whole lot of baggage with the whole thing, but she's real glad you're here."
I smiled at Eve. I liked her. She was really nice. "Thanks Eve."
She beamed at me as Michael walked in. "Ok, the meetings set up for later this afternoon, and I can't get a hold of Myrnin. He's probably at his lab."
"Who the hell is Myrnin?" I asked.
"Myrnin is Claire's vampire boss. Once they found out what a super genius she was, they assigned crazy Myrnin Claire." Eve said, as she started to put up the dishes.
"That seems to get Claire into a lot of trouble." I said bitterly. "He's crazy, huh?"
"If munching on your lab assistance counts as crazy."
"What!" I had completely gotten up from my chair in outrage. "Why is my sister there?"
"First of all, were really down in the whole Morganville food chain. She, Vampires, are obviously on top. But above the vampires are people like Amelie and Oliver."
"The guy who dragged you in here the other day." Shane said in a dry voice as he stood against the door frame.
"Yea, well Amelie's over Oliver. But Oliver comes in second. Amelie founded this place. And Oliver's just an ass who really wants to be Amelie."
"Lot's of drama here?" I asked with a smirk.
"You have no idea." Michael said with an eye roll.
"Well then there are the second and third strings of vampires. Then there are your important humans, like the mayor and such." Eve carried on.
"Then theirs you guys?"
"Not so fast." Shane said.
"No, no, then there are your everyday humans. Then there are your college students, and then there are us. Well me and Shane anyways."
"Where does Claire fit in?" I said, sitting back down in my chair.
"Well, she started off as a college student, then she became one of us, and then she jumped to an important human."
"Seriously?" I asked.
"Yea. She's the brains of the operation. She gets paid and all, which is great. Too bad there's not a lot more career choices around here. But she got pretty lucky.
"She's with a crazy vampire who eats his lab assistance." I said sarcastically. "That just screams safe."
Eve shrugged. "At least she has a job."
Before I could agree with her, Claire walked in. Her face was pale, and her eyes looked a little wild.
"What's the matter Claire?" I asked, standing up. I stiffened when Amelie walked passed her and to the front door.
"I'll be in touch with you in the next 24 hours. Find out that information, and quickly. This is of dire importance." And with that she left.
"What happened Claire?" Eve asked, coming closer to her best friend.
"Nothing." She said, shaking her head. "We just have to go see Myrnin."
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