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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 11 (v.1) - Conspiracy

Submitted: September 19, 2008

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Submitted: September 19, 2008



Chapter 11: Conspiracy

Everyone stood around, watching Xavier as he slowly opened his eyes. They widened as he realized how many people were in the room, and he began to cry right away.

I sighed loudly and picked him up into my arms, cradling him.

“It’ll be okay, don’t worry. Everyone is here to help you, sweetie.”

He raised his little head up and looked into my eyes, his filled with tears.

“Are you sure, Vikki?” He plead with his sparkling eyes.

“Yes, Xavier. You’re fine now; everything is alright.”

Dante placed his arm on mine and rested his chin on my shoulder, looking at Xavier.

“Everything’s going to be fine, bud. We’re going to get this all sorted out.”

“Where’s Nikki? I wanna play with Nikki!” He started kicking in my arms and I tried to hold him down.

“Sweetie, we’re going to see Nikki soon.” I looked up at Dante, confusion written all over my face. He shook his head slowly and the same look crossed his face.

“What is going on?” He whispered.

I had no clue. Why would he want to see Nikki when she knowingly bit him? Why would he want to see her when she caused him so much pain? Why?

“We should get going if he’s okay,” My dad stood up.

“Are you alright to walk, Xavier?” I asked, worry filling my eyes. I didn’t understand how he could feel so well after being bitten by a vampire-even if he was a darkling. Even I was sore the day after it happened.

“I feel great, Vikki!” He got out of my arms and started dancing around.

I smiled and stood up. I looked over to Dante who nodded his head, first to me, and then to everyone else who waited.

“Let’s go, everyone.” He said.

We all started to walk out of the house, some hand-in-hand, some alone until we reached the walkway in front of the house.

“We’ll meet you all there.” Dante lightly shouted.

We appeared in front of the same familiar mansion, in the bright light of the sun. I could see no one around me, but I could concentrate on all of their energy and know where they were.

Everyone was chattering amongst themselves and Dante grabbed my hand from thin air and held it all the way up the stairs. I made sure I was next to Xavier the whole time he asked where I was and the whole time he was scared for what was going to happen.

I made myself visible; I don’t know how, but I did. I still needed Dante to transport me, considering I wasn’t a full vampire.

I bent down to look into Xavier’s face.

“Am I gonna play with Nikki now?!” His eyes lit up with such intensity it reminded me of the first time I had seen Dante.

“In a minute, sweetie, but first we have to ask Nikki some questions, okay?”

“But why? Nikki’s my friend! Don’t be mean to her!”

“Oh, no, we’re not going to be mean, Xavier, we’re going to be nice, okay?” I flashed a smile.

“Okay…” His little voice trailed off and he quickly looked toward the front door.

Dante knocked loudly and I looked behind me to see about three hundred vampires in my sight. No, they weren’t visible, but I could see their energy through my new eyes.

I promptly learned more new and exciting thing about my obtained powers. For instance, I was now hearing everyone’s thoughts-even Dante’s.

But, I didn’t get scared; everything I had ever believed he would think about me, was true. He was constantly saying how much he loved me and how much I really meant to him. Every time he’s looked into my eyes, he’s said the most wonderful things that have just made me feel even more deeply in love with him.

I looked forward again and the door slowly creaked open. I saw one bright blue eye peeking at us through the small slit.

“Nikki!” Xavier yelled.

“Go away,” her voice sounded louder and deeper-almost not like her. It scared me and I flinched away at the sound of it.

“Nikki, what’s wrong?” Dante tried to move inside of the door but the small girl just slammed it in his face, making him look over at me and shrug.

“What’s wrong with her? Was that….Nikki?” I asked.

“Nikki! Where’d Nikki go?! I want Nikki!” Xavier started stomping where he stood, flailing his little fists through the air.

“Calm down, bud, we’ll see her in a minute.” Dante grabbed his small shoulders and held him still for a moment.

Xavier started whimpering, his tiny bottom lip puckering out slightly, making my heart break right where I stood. Bright tears fell from his green eyes, making them red with sadness.

I bent down, picking him up into my arms. I hated when he was sad. I’d only seen it a few times, but I felt as though I had been the one who had given birth to this perfect child, and I felt like I was his rightful mother. Maybe I was wrong, but he was mine now, and I would protect him and find out what the hell was wrong with Nikki.

“I’m going in, take Xavier.” I said, handing him to Dante.

“Victoria, I have to go in with you,” please don’t leave, he thought.

“Okay, give Xavier to Melissa. She doesn’t mind holding him.”

I looked behind to see Melissa and her bright smile, arms already outspread, searching for Xavier. Dante walked over to her, whispered something, hugged him, and walked back to my side.

“Let’s go in.” He nodded at me.

I nodded back and I pushed the door down with one small gust of wind. Dante looked at me, dumbfounded, and I smiled.

My father came walking up quickly from the back of the crowd, pushing through everyone and ending up by my side.

“I’m goin’ in with ya, kid.” He nodded back.

We walked through the hole where the large doors used to be, and looked around, cautiously.

I walked to the living room, finding no one, growling a little, and moving on. We hiked to the next room-the large room where all the meetings were held, and found them, as they always were-sitting in a large row across the table.

“What is wrong with Nikki?! Do you know she bit Xavier?!” I marched in angrily, fists hung at my sides, death written across my face.

“Oh, Victoria, Dante, how are you, my loves?”

“We want answers and we want them now, April. You can’t hide anymore, out with it!” Dante was right next to me, the same expression I had written across his face. He stood very tall and very sure of himself, which was extremely attractive.

“What makes you think you deserve answers, Dante?” She turned her head sideways. The look on her face made me feel sick to my stomach. She didn’t care about us, and she didn’t care about Xavier or Nikki, and that hurt me the most. She lied to us, and she lied to the people who cared for her most.

“We haven’t done one thing to you, and look at what you have done!” I shouted, extending my arms out.

“Oh, calm down, Victoria. You’re always making such a fuss over nothing.” She smirked.

“I will kill you now, I swear I will. Don’t tempt me, April.” I gritted my teeth at her, growling.

Dante grabbed me by the shoulders, telling me to calm down in his mind. I just couldn’t stay calm, I just couldn’t! Who did she think she was!

“You’re just like Vincent.” She laughed.

“What are you talking about?!”

“You want peace, but you are not powerful enough to obtain it, are you, my dear?”

“What do you mean?! Of course I’m powerful enough! And plus, Vincent hated us, he only wanted everything for himself!”

“That is what I made you think.” She laughed louder.

I shot glances to the men beside her, who all sat lifeless, blank expressions on all of their faces. I was completely confused and I didn’t know what to make of anything right now.

I tried to search her mind, closing my eyes, but found a block around her thoughts. It was a barrier I was trying to climb over, but had no success.

“Quit trying to read my mind, Victoria. It won’t work.”

“Then tell me what you’re doing!” I was about to pounce on her. I was surprised my father wasn’t trying to hold me back, but I looked at him and the same confused and angry look was on his face.

“I don’t think you can handle what I have to tell you. And, I really don’t feel like killing you just yet.”

“You couldn’t kill me if you tried!” I yelled, feeling the anger boil in my stomach and making my mouth taste like acid.

I am the only queen in this room. You are a mere child compared to my capabilities.”

“Listen, I never asked to be queen or whatever, April, so just shut up! I don’t care about any of it! I care about the children you are corrupting with your warped views! What have you done to Nikki?!”

“Nikki wanted Xavier to be hers. She bit him on her own. I had nothing to do with it.” She perked her nose up, giving me a look of high class. I wanted to rip her throat out at the very second.

There was no way Nikki would do such a thing on her own. April was behind it, and I knew it. Just look at the way she was acting!

“Nikki would never do that, even if she wanted Xavier all to herself. She cares way too much for him!”

“Victoria, you could never understand. You don’t know what I’ve been through! I just want to be loved again!” She pushed her chair back a little, raising up just a tiny bit.

“April, just tell me what you did! I thought we were friends! What have you done?!”

“I made her bite him! Okay?! I made her do it! Get over it!” She stood up now, a childish tone making its way into her voice.

“How could you do such a thing?! You stole his childhood! How could you be so heartless, April?!”

“Listen, you little bitch,” her tone turned sour and I backed away an inch. “I will do whatever I can in my power to have order in this species! And then you come and take that all away!”

“I haven’t taken anything away from you! I found a child and I wanted to save him, big deal, April. You’re the one who need to get over it. Face it, if you couldn’t control people’s minds, you would have no one!”

She moved toward me slowly and Dante moved himself in front of me, blocking my view. I tried to see around him and found a hold between his arm and his torso and I peeked through.

Move, Dante.” She ordered.

“No, April. I’m done being pushed around by you. All of us are. We are sick of you and all of your rules. This new world was supposed to be wonderful and better for us without humans, but you have ruined everything!”

“You know nothing, Dante!”

“Why did you make me kill Vincent?! Why would you do that?”

“You didn’t kill him, I did. Remember?” She stopped a few feet in front of Dante.

“Why did you make me angry with him? Why did you control him? How could you do that?!”

“Vincent was a mere pawn, Dante. He was nothing and he knew he was nothing. He had no one left. He was the easiest to let go; can’t you see that?” She turned her head sideways and shot me a look. My father quickly moved behind me, sandwiching my body between him and Dante.

“Don’t worry, kid, I got your back.”

Thanks, dad, I thought.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. April controlled Vincent. She made him do the nasty things he did. How could she do such a thing?

“I can’t believe this,” Dante whispered.

“I told you you wouldn’t be able to handle the truth. You just can’t handle the fact that your cousin was killed, for no reason, can you? You thought he was dying because he was evil, when in fact, he wanted the opposite. Quite funny, I think.” She laughed.

Cousin?! Vincent was Dante’s cousin?! When in the hell did this happen?! And what the hell was going on?!

Where was Nikki? When was everyone else going to come in? Why was all of this happening?! Is this all just a big plan?

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