"But-" "No." "Please?" "No." "There's no men involved!" He paused for a moment. "No!" "What if I took Andy?!" "Hell no!" "Dammit Sundown! Why wont you let me go to New Orléans?!" Sundown gave Lilika a stern look. "Because your dad, who is much eviler than me, would have my ass on a mantle if I let you go off, ALONE, to New Orléans!" "He would never know-" "Yes he would! Mama Lo would call him, then he would go to Sanctuary, send you home, then come to kill me!" Lilika scoffed and sipped her evening mimosa. It was 4 am in Las Vegas, NV, morning for some, evening for others. "How about I call my dad and ask if I can go hang with Remi? He always says yes to that." "Fine. If he says yes, and I gotta hear him say yes, then you can go." Lilika's face grew into a huge smile, and she hopped up to kiss the cheek of a scowling William Jessup 'Sundown' Brady. "Thankies!" That earned her a cranky growl, but that no longer mattered seeing as she was about to go see her closest friend in the whole world! Grabbing up her iPhone, she dialed up her dads number and put him on speaker phone. "Hey baby doll." Hearing Savitar saying 'baby doll', even to his own daughter, made Sundown cringe. "Stop cringing cowboy, and yes Lilika you may go to New Orléans as long as your with Remi or a squire at all times. Understood?" "Yes daddy-kins. Lovey you!" "Love you too." Sundown watched as Lilika turned off her phone and toss it into her bag. "Shouldn't you call Remi?" "Nah. He's used to me just popping up outta nowhere." Lilika gave a small shrug, then ran up to scream goodbye at Andy. Literally. He could never believe that so much power, and noise, could come from someone as small as her. Sundown shook his head, and gave a crooked smile to Lilika as she gave him a quick hug goodbye. "Bye bye cowboy! See ya next time!" Sundown said goodbye to the air she disappeared from and with a shake of the head he finally went to his 'dungeon' for some much-needed sleep.
Sanctuary was quiet when Lilika walked into the bar. "He just went upstairs Lilika." Lilika turned to see Rebecca, someone she wasn't quite fond of, standing in the doorway of the kitchen. She nodded her head thanks and darted up the stairs, past the two guards who stood at the bottom of the stairs. Lilika paused at the memorial candles and said a prayer over all of the fallen were-hunters. "Rest peacefully all that have fallen." She bowed once more and turned to walk down the hall to Remi's room. She knocked only once then walked in, only then did she realize, Remi was buck naked. "Oh! Did not need to see your hairy ass!" "Nothing you haven't seen before, dammit!" Lilika paused for a moment. "That's true." She smiled then jumped on his queen size bed and hid in the mound of pillows til he was dressed and plopped down next to her. "What brings you here cher?" "I got bored with being in Vegas so I wanted to come hang with the only person who can calm these damned nightmares." "They start-up again?" Lilika nodded and laid her head on Remi's chest fighting the urge to cry from the painful dreams. She was the only woman, besides Rebecca, that Remi would hold like this. "I don't know where these dreams are coming from. I know they are from before I remember because I am in them but.. I don't know if they are my memories or someone else's." Remi held Lilika tightly to him and slowly rocked her til she fell asleep. Remi didn't know why these nightmares kept coming to haunt Lilika. She was one of the kindest people he had ever known and she didn't deserve this mental pain. Remi couldn't help but reminisce when looking at her.
It was the first time Remi had met Lilika. She was with Savitar. It was a short time after his parents opened Sanctuary, a place for all creatures to come and be in peace or leave in pieces, it was also only a few days after he found out that Rebecca was mated to Quinn, so he was still in a state of anger and hurt. He didn't know why but that little pixie, hiding behind Savitar's jacket, tugged on a small, dark piece of his heart. Whatever it was it pissed Remi off, so he scoffed and picked up the box of dishes and went into the kitchen to finish his job. Little did Remi know that Lilika had seen him as well. She had seen into his heart and knew there was a deep, cruel pain inside of him. Lilika looked around the newly established bar, seeing no humans around, Lilika hopped up onto Savitar's shoulder and used him as a launch and jumped onto the banister of the upstairs. She followed the emotionally pained bear and watched him collect dishes from everyone. Finally when they both reached the kitchen, Remi slammed down his tub full of dishes and looked down at her. "Why do you keep following me, dammit?" "Why are you so sad?" Remi's eyes widened, when this little pixie asked him this, out of nowhere, question. "Why, why, why would you ask me that?" "Because you looked so sad, so why? Why are you sad?" The question angered Remi to a dangerous point, and yet, he was strangely calm. "I am not going to talk to you about it, that's for damn sure!" "Why not? What do you have to lose by telling me?" "You're a fucking pixie who will probably tell everyone!" Remi watched as Lilika, literally, began to glow. Her dark red hair was emphasized by the light shining off of her. "I am not a pixie! I am Lilika! I was only trying to help you through a hard time but now I see that you are just like everything else!"
As Remi thought about it, they really didn't start off as well as they could have. He slightly cringed at calling her a pixie, especially after the blow he took from calling her that to her face.
Savitar noticed it instantly, and when he did he was slightly shocked. She never glowed unless she was happy or really angry, and Savitar knew from the look on her face that she was not happy. "Yeah. Get out ya little pixie!" He then felt very bad for Remi. Lilika hated being called a pixie, short, or anything that reminded her that she was only 5 feet tall. "Stop calling me a pixie!" Lilika turned to face Remi and she shone brighter than earlier. Her light was nearly blinding. "Pixie!" Savitar could hear the deep growl emerging from Lilika, so he decided it was time to step in. "Lilika! Cool it!" Almost instantly the light was gone. All of Sanctuary was quiet. Lilika stood in the middle of the room, she let only a single tear drop from her violet eyes. "I only wanted to help." With that Lilika turned to run out the door. Savitar looked over to Remi to see his mother smacking the back of his head. Savitar also found it odd for her to lose her cool like that, granted Remi did call her a pixie. Before Savitar really had a chance to react, Remi was out the door following Lilika. He followed her for quite some time, till they reached Bourbon street. "Stop following me!" He stopped directly in front of her. "Two of my brothers just died, and the woman I'm in love with is mated to my brother." Lilika's eyes widened a little, before she looked at the ground. "I'm sorry." "Not your fault." Lilika looked up at Remi for a moment before she went forward and hugged him. Remi was in shock for a moment, since no one ever hugged him, but after a moment he hugged Lilika back and held her tightly to him. "Remi would you like a friend?" Remi nodded his head against her hair. "That would be great."
Since then Lilika and himself have been nearly inseparable. He was with her through many nights of heart wrenching screams and night terrors, and he still didn't know why she had these horrible dreams, or memories, or whatever the hell they were. They stopped a few decades back when she started to sleep on the mound of pillows Remi had on the side of his bed. Looking down Remi saw that Lilika was finally sleeping soundly, so he began to move her to the pillowed section of the bed, or as he called it, her perch. Seeing that she was asleep and comfortable, Remi got up and grabbed his cell off the dresser. Closing the door gently, he glowered over at Colt, who was standing to close to the room. "Anyone comes near this room, tear off their head. Got it kid?" Colt took a noticeable gulp, and a quick nod, then returned to his post, at the top of the stairs to watch for any humans, who may come up. Remi walked down the stairs, pausing to make sure Colt stayed in his spot, he pulled out his cell and dialed Savitar's number. "What?" "She's having nightmares again." Remi listened to Savitar speak for a few minutes, he was explaining to Remi why Lilika was having these nightmares. "He did what to her?" Remi growled out loud, scaring the people near him.