Time for something to start brewing in this fic. I won't tell you what, capiche? Oh, and sorry 'bout the last chapter since I was a bit lazy towards the end of it. This chapter will be a whole lot better. Promise, or not.


Netilie's POV

Ever tried to fight or hunt a lion? If you answered no then you are rather lucky and you won't even come close to what it was like to fight Thundra. However, if you were extremely crazy to fight or hunt a lion then multiply the strength of the lion by 3000 and add the strength of Wonder Woman. At least now you might even be able to barely grasp the fact of how easy it was to fight Thundra.

I mean, she didn't even put up a decent fight. All she did was some fancy flips and tried to claw us. Thundra was a cat with some serious human or vampyre problems. Seriously, Claymore and I have tigers, even ligers, that put up a better fight than Thundra did.

Claymore used his rope like a whip to make cuts on her back while I whipped her front. We were both quick and unseen, meaning we could be walking in front of her and yet she wouldn't see us. Thank you, Nyx. I decided to finish this so I said, "Claymore, now!"

My brother wrapped her arms and legs with rope while I cut the blood flow to her brain. She was out like a light within the next 5 seconds. Claymore hoisted her over his shoulder while I followed close behind with all of her 'play mates' being pulled by my whip. When we met up with the others, they just finished cleaning up their mess. We gathered all the villains together and the only one that kept talking was the Wizard, "Just wait. Next time, we will get you."

"Shut it, blood bag." I said while kicking his helmet. "No one likes you and you should be in the holding facility. Just remember that I took my last chill pill yesterday."

"Words from a PO'ed vamp. You've been warned." Claymore continued. The 2 of us pulled each of the villains to the waiting S.H.E.I.L.D van and watched as they drove off into the sunrise. Wait... Sunrise?

"Claymore, underground and within the next 10 seconds." I said while pulling him towards an abandoned building. There we ran at Mach 3 towards the island, it was about 15 kilometers away, and didn't stop until we were in our separate dorms.

The moment I got inside I changed into my pj's, hid my costume, and fell asleep. Wait, let me rephrase that. I tried to fall asleep. A noise from downstairs made my run down their as fast as possible with my athame and prepare to fight the intruder. As soon as I got down their, I saw Ava try to sneak in with her costume on, minus the mask. Letting out a huge sigh I asked, "Where in the name of Hades have you been? Do you know how worried you had your mentor, Melinda, was? She sent search parties to check the entire perimeter of the island. Now think of Mara, she was crying for you, crying. Mara chose you to be her familiar for a reason and not because you can leave her alone on her second day of life."

"Sorry, I didn't want you guys to get worried. I had to fight the Frightful Four with the guys." Ava answered. Fake accusation is the best way to make people feel guilt, works better when they aren't around and you have several people in on it.

"Never heard of them." I said while tucking my athame into my pocket. I started to walk upstairs with Ava close behind. "You need to take your responsibilities seriously, now that you are no longer human. I've contacted your sister and she is coming tomorrow to check on you."

"Awilda is coming?" Ava asked.

"Of course. She deserves to know where and how you are." I answered.

"Great. What about the guys?" Ava asked.

"The guys are being scolded as we speak by my brother. Their family members are coming. At least I think they are. See Danny doesn't have any family member that are still alive, Luke's family thinks that he is long past dead, Sam has a step-dad who hates him along with a mother who is sticking to her husband like glue yet they are coming, and Peter has his Aunt May coming." I answered. "Be grateful that you have a family member visiting at all."

"Your dad doesn't visit you?" Ava asked.

"He's a CEO of a worldwide, major, transportation and nature preservation company. My dad doesn't have time to look at his kids from more than half a second." I answered while keeping my face emotionless. I have never forgiven my dad for letting my mother spend her last years of life in a hell-hole. "Besides he's not a fan of us vamps."

"Sounds like he's dad of the year." Ava commented snidely. We went inside our room and went to our separate beds.

"Totally. Now sleep. If you wake me up this time then you are going to see that I can be very snippy." I said while turning to face the wall. Thankfully I had extra thick velvet curtains.

I snapped my eyes wide open when the sun began to set. Quickly I changed into my fourth former uniform and got Ava up. While I waited for her to get ready, I ate a quick breakfast. Cereal with blood instead of milk, it's actually tastes a lot better than it sounds. After Ava ate her breakfast, I lead her to her first class, "Your first class will be Vampire Sociology. It is a class exclusively for third and sixth formers. I managed to get into a sixth former class for that year. Anyway, you will need to stay on this level for all of your classes. It will make it easier for you to find the rooms. If you need anything, then I will be upstairs and Melinda is at the stables."

"This school..." Ava started, but stopped when my brother came into view. "Is amazing."

"You do know that he kissed you when you were in the coffin. He likes you, Ayala, and I know that you like him." I whispered

"Your not freaked out?" She asked.

"I like a boy who is the CEO of a rival company. I think I can handle my roommate liking my brother." I whispered while joining Clay. I gave him a quick hug before asking, "Did you brief them?"

"Yes, now stop fussing. Your not my aunt." Clay said while crossing his arms.

"No, but I'm older than you and it is my job to fuss." I commented while hitting his shoulder. The guys came into view and when I saw Danny I actually smiled. "First business suit and now a blazer. I admit that I'm impressed, Danny."

"Very funny." Danny replied.

"Well, we have to go and this building doesn't have an elevator." Clay said quickly before using the window to launch himself to the second floor.

"Good luck." I whispered before using my Earth affinity to walk up the side of the wall. "Hey, Pete, did you know that if you have an Earth affinity then you could do this? Ha, looks like Ava might actually replace you."

"Wait, what?" Pete asked

"Just kidding. Take a joke." I replied while walking up the side of the building.

Danny's POV

I walked inside the large room and saw Peter's mentor in front of the class at the front. She had long black hair, pure black eyes, and her Mark resembled a spider, "Come, come. We have much to cover and little time to cover it. Hurry into my web and just like a spider, I won't release you until I want you to be released."

"She is definitely Peter's mentor." Ava muttered while taking a seat in the first row with Peter and Sam while Luke and I sat behind them. "Her name is Spidera, she changed it after she got Marked because she loves spiders and is obsessed with them, though not many were liked in London, her home. Well, that is what Necro told me. Glad that Melinda is my mentor."

"Peter! How have you been adjusting?" Spidera asked. Except when she said Peter, it sounded like Pee-Tah.

"Great! I actually got the hang of my Air affinity. Well, the basics at least." Peter answered.

"Good. Now remember, come to me for anything. I have an open door policy and if you ever need any help or advice, then come to me." Spidera continued as the rest of the class filed in. I felt a strong pull from the floor above me, as if I could feel someone else with the same affinity as mine. Spidera directed her attention to me and asked, "Daniel, are you alright? Should I go get Xander?"

"I'm fine and I don't think my mentor would like to be taken away from his students." I answered while holding my hands out. The last thing I want is my mentor coming in. Xander was the school's martial arts professor from California and he could beat me with the Iron Fist and his Mark reminded me two katanas coming out of clouds of Darkness, his affinity is being the ultimate fighter and this allowed him to be able to make a silent kill. "Trust me, I'm fine."

"Okay, but remember that my mate always figures things out." Spidera said while pointing to her temple. I already knew that Xander figured everything out quickly, but I didn't want him to find out what was going on in my head.

"What does she mean by mate?" Sam asked quietly.

"Mate, husband, boyfriend, partner. Pretty much the same thing in the vampyre world." Ava said while waving her hand around.

"I'm guessing Necro told you that." Luke whispered.

"Nope, Steve Rae. She and Zoey are staying in my dorm while their house is staying here." Ava corrected. "Steve Rae even taught me some tricks for my Earth affinity. For example, making tunnels, climbing walls, earthquakes, and making plants obey my command."

"Never get you mad." Peter whispered. I smiled at this since it was like we were back at Midtown. Before we knew it, the bell rang for second hour. Each hour went by quickly and each time I had a better understanding of everything. When fourth hour was over, we walked towards the cafeteria to eat. Over at one table, Zoey and her friends were eating while in a booth parallel from them, our table, was empty. "Where'd they go?"

Suddenly music started to blare from the courtyard. We left our food at our table then ran outside with every other fledgling in the yard. Sam looked at all of us and said, "Well, they might be where the music is. Right?"

When we got outside, we saw a giant stage with only two people on it, Clay and Necro. They were playing this song, I'm guessing Freak The Freak Out by how many times she's saying it, and Necro was singing lead while Clay was strumming the guitar. I looked to the side and saw Ava jumping to the beat like she was at a concert. 'This time,' I thought to myself, 'This time, I'm going to at least act normal.'

Are you listening? Hear me talk, Hear me sing.

Open up the door, Is it less, is it more?

When you tell me to beware, Are you here? Are you there?

Is it something I should know? Easy come, Easy go.

Nodding your head, Don't hear a word I said

I Can't communicate, when you wait or relate

I try to talk to you But you never even knew, so,

What's it gonna be, Tell me can you hear me?

I'm so sick of it, Your attention deficit

Never listen, never listen. I'm so sick of it,

So I'll throw another fit Never listen, never listen.

I scream your name, It always stays the same.

I scream and shout, So what I'm gonna do now

Is freak the freak out, hey!

Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh oh.

Patience running thin Running thin, come again

Tell me what I get Opposite, opposite

Show me what is real If it breaks does it heal

Open up your ear Why you think that I'm here?

Keep me in the dark Are you even thinking of me?

Is someone else above me Gotta know, gotta know

What am I gonna do? Cause I can't get through to you

So what's it gonna be Tell me can you hear me?

Can ya hear

I'm so sick of it, Your attention deficit

Never listen, never listen. I'm so sick of it,

So I'll throw another fit Never listen, never listen.

I scream your name, It always stays the same.

I scream and shout, So what I'm gonna do now

Is freak the freak out, Hey!

Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Easy come, easy go

Easy come, easy go

(Can you hear me?)

I scream your name, It always stays the same.

I scream and shout, So what I'm gonna do now

Is freak the freak out, Hey!

Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

I scream your name, But you never listen

No you never listen, But you never listen

Necro took a little break and and took a sip of this red liquid inside a water bottle. Once she finished half of the liquid, Necro went back to the mic and said, "Hey, my fellow creatures of the night. I want to know if your having a great night so far." The crowd muttered a few answers, but Necro just shook her head. "Wow, I thought that you were a bit more than human? Come one! I want to hear you scream it!"

The entire crowd of fledglings screamed a simultaneous 'GREAT!' before Necro bobbed her head to a new beat that was playing. She held the mic close to her mouth and said, "This song is for my brother as well as my best friend and it is from her point of view, not mine."

I call you up When I know

He's at home I jump out

Of my skin When he picks

Up the phone

Why can't I tell If he's looking at me?

Should I give him a smile? Should I get up and leave?

I know it's strange I don't know what I'm thinking

But is it wrong If I see him this weekend?

I really hope I can get him alone

I just don't, don't want her to know

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

Yeah

A punk rock drummer And he's 6 foot 3

I don't want to But I want to

'Cause I just can't get him out of my mind!

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

BFB [x2]

My best friend's brother [x2]

I kinda think That I might

Be his type 'Cause when you're not around,

He's not acting too shy

Sometimes I feel Like he might

Make a move Is this all in my head?

I don't know what to do

I know it's strange I don't know what he's thinking

But is it wrong If I see him this weekend?

I really hope I can get him alone

I just don't, don't want her to know

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

Yeah

A punk rock drummer And he's 6 foot 3

I don't want to But I want to

'Cause I just can't get him out of my mind!

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

BFB [x2]

My best friend's brother [x2]

'Cause he's such a dream

Yeah

And you know What I mean

If you weren't related

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

Yeah

A punk rock drummer And he's 6 foot 3

I don't want to But I want to

'Cause I just can't get him out of my mind!

Yeah

My best friend's brother Is the one for me

BFB [x2]

My best friend's brother [x2]

BFB, BFB

My best friend's brother [x2]

"Thank you and remember that auditions for the Spider-Man play will be held after sixth hour in the theater." Necro and Clay said into their mics as the crowd started to disperse. We went up to the stage while Necro was drinking what was left of the red liquid. Now that I looked at it closely, I saw that it was blood, 'Why would a blue fledgling drink blood like it was water?' She drained the rest of the bottle and then started to pack everything up. "Y'all like the show?"

"Remind me to murder you in the dorm." Ava said while helping Necro pull the amp down from the stand.

"A Spider-Man play? Really?" Peter asked Clay.

"Yup. A human submitted the idea. I think her name was MJ Watson and she seemed very persistent about that play. Hm, I wonder why." Clay said mockingly. Pete looked like his eyes were going to fall out of his head Sam started to laugh his head off at this and so did Necro. I shook my head to indicate that I thought that this was a bad idea. "She's seems like a big fan, Pete."

"I've known her ever since I was in grade school. I could've told you that." Pete replied. Just when we were about to reenter the cafeteria, a voice stopped us.

"Okay, well, then I'm just going to go back to Midtown." The voice said. We all turned around and saw Ava, Harry, Mrs. Parker, Ava's sister, and man in a business suit. Ava went to go hug her sister while Peter nearly tackled everyone else. Clay and Necro on the other hand looked about ready to rip the man in shreds.

"Children." The man started.

"Father." Clay and Necro answered. They stood next to each other and kept there arms crossed. However, I sort of feel bad that I didn't recognize him even though I've seen him a few benefits. "What are you doing here?"

"I'm here to check up on you. See how things are going." He answered. I saw their muscles tense at the end. Then I heard Necro's voice in my head, 'I would be grateful if you help us out of this conundrum.'

I did help them, I walked over to them and stayed at Necro's side. Necro took my hand and laced her fingers in mine. She looked at my through the corner of her eye and then I heard her again, 'Let him believe that were, you know. Well, just for now.' In returned I tightened my grip on her hand slightly to reassure her.

"Netilie, who is this?" Their father asked. Necro still had her fingers laced in mine and didn't let go. Instead she answered.

"Well, father, Danny is my..." She started.

"Boyfriend." I finished. I didn't want to mention the ritual when she drank my blood, but still. The only thing I could do was say boyfriend and this made the group snicker slightly.

"I see. Now, I've been meaning to ask how the meeting went with Rand Industries." He asked.

"No deal. Instead I will do my absolute best to convince Aurora to a partnership with this House of Night." Necro answered. Clay stayed on her right and kept placing his hand on his sword then putting his hand down.

"No. You must take a break from the stress you currently have. I will consult with Aurora." Mr. Sandburg said. He walked away and Necro quickly let go of my hand. She furrowed her eyebrows together. Her body started to shake a little bit before her hand started to glow a bright blue and she punched the floor so hard that it slightly split.

"Well, it's good to know that you still have your abilities from your time as a mutant." Clay remarked. I looked at them before someone put their hand on my shoulder. Quickly, I saw that it was Sam and he had his devil grin.

"I guess I should help Ava pick the roses for the wedding." He joked. I glared at him before punching him on the arm.