The Devils Child

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
A group of boys go into a hotel with a past and it changed their lives forever.

Submitted: January 17, 2010

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Submitted: January 17, 2010

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“In the small town of Relentless, an old run down house once stood. It had at one time been a beautiful house with its fresh white paint and green shutters surrounded by a lush green grass and beautiful multicolored colored flowers. But now the paint was peeling and the grass and flowers have been dead as long as anyone could remember. In the house it was said lived an old woman, whom the locals call a witch. She did not take kindly to unknown people coming on to her property. But she allow the children to come to her house during Halloween and there she also hosted the haunted house of the town, since her house fit the description dark and spooky. One year several people was making fun of her and pestering her about her looks and her house so she quit having parties and decided that she was going to stay away from the town except on one day of the year. On that day she would come out and buy all the supplies that she needed and then as soon as she was finished she would return to herwouldn’t be seen again until the following year. This only lasted about two or three years and then one day a young boy and girl went missing, they were last seen leaving the local skating rink hugging and kissing on each other. That day just so happened to be the day that Mabel Stratton came down from her house.
That night when the two teenagers didn’t return that night their mothers called the police and reported them missing. The next day they formed a search party and searched the whole town. After they had done this and there was still no sign of the teens one woman so happened to look up at Mabel’s house and said to her neighbor “You know I bet that witch took them for one of her spells.” Well the neighbor went to the other town’s people and together they formed a mob with pitchforks and torches they slowly walked up to the house and broke down the door and entered. Taking Mabel from her bed the drug her outside into the yard. “Mabel Stratton where are the children that are missing we know you have them now tell us, where.” The governor insisted. “I have no idea what you are talking about.” She told them. “Well since you refuse to tell us then we will have no choice but to sentence you to a witch’s death.” He stated for all to hear. Then he grabbed her by the hair of the head drug her to the middle of town and built a pyre of wood and tied her to the spike in the middle and set fire to it. Everyone watched as she yelled “You burn a innocent woman and now you will pay I curse the people of Relentless. May whatever they choose to build on my property be cursed and shall be consumed in the evil deed that they have done. “The next morning after the ashes had been blown away by the wind the two teens returned to Relentless laughing and having a good time. They had been in the woods just trying to have a moment alone but they didn’t think that they would call a search party out for them. Ashamed of what they done the town council met at town hall and decided that they were gong to act like nothing had happened. They tore down the house and cleared the land. One day a rich man came into town looking for some land to build a hotel and he bought the land and began to build the hotel. That way no one from the neighboring town would know that Mabel Stratton ever existed. But little did they know that the hotel would be a even greater mistake the burning Mabel.
At first the construction went as planed but then things started to go bad. A man that was in charge of pouring the concrete for the foundation was doing his job when he felt someone or something push him into the wet concrete below. Since the boss decided to use the quick dry kind of concrete combined with his body heat it seemed to dry almost immediately and there was no way her was able to free himself. The more it dried it squeezed him until he could no longer breath, thus killing him. No one even noticed he was missing until he didn’t come home that night to his wife and kids. But try as they might they couldn’t find him, he was now lost to the hotel.
After they had the walls up and where trying to put the beams in the ceiling another man was sitting on one of the beams nailing it into place when he felt the same force pick him up and throw him down into a wheelbarrow below. It so happened that it was full of nails. He landed on them piercing him in many different places. But the fatal blow was to back of his neck right at the base of his skull. But when the police came to investigate they ruled it as a accident and went on with their daily lives without a care. With the exception of the man family and friends, they remember the curse and from that point on they believed in it and moved away from the town and stayed away from the hotel and the town of Relentless.
And the final bump in the road of completing the hotel happened when they were putting the glass windows in their place on the top floor. One of the panes slipped and came crashing down to the ground. One of the men standing below so happened to look up and managed to move out of the way just in time to avoid being split in two. But he didn’t pay attention and had stepped into the road and there was car speeding toward him. The driver was a young teenager and he was trying to find a certain cd and they all fell into the floorboard of his car. When he bent down to pick them up he took his eyes off the road and ran down into the man. Because of the accident the man was sent to the hospital and slipped into a coma. The doctors said that a coma like this wouldn’t be easy to come out and not to expect him to. But his wife wouldn’t give up on him and she stay by his side hoping that he would wake up any day now. But he never did.
Even with all of these things that happened the hotel still opened on the scheduled time. And a grand opening party would be held on the following Sunday after church. The richest of the rich would be there to celebrate the opening of the town’s first grand hotel. The day went as planned well actually it went better that planned, nothing went wrong and anything that would have went wrong was brought to the managers attention first. When the first guest arrived one employee noticed that someone had built a fire and no one would admit to it. after awhile the final guest came to the magnificent party. When they walked through the door a cold wind came blowing through slamming the door shut, and somehow locked the door behind them no one paid much attention to this as well but they did pay attention to the lights when they began to flicker. “Relax folks, it’s a new hotel we haven’t broke in the new electrical systems yet.” The manager said as he tried to explain the situation to the panicking customers. But this was not the case and the once good day was coming to an end. Suddenly the lights went out and the fire seemed to get brighter and brighter. Until it looked like it was going to come out of the fireplace and then suddenly everything went dark and no one has ever seen any of them again. This was one of the stories that Zake the local story teller would tell the people that would gather around him in the mornings at the town square.
On this one morning there were five boys that could often be found at the feet of Zake hooked on every word that the man said. They were considered the bad boys of the town, they done what they wanted and took then faced the punishments later. However they basically got by with whatever they wanted. Jayne was the biggest and bravest of the five. His dad was an officer in the army and he was always ruff on him and his brother Mavis. Who was born two minutes after Jayne and was always very sick. So his father didn’t bother him as much as he did Jayne, but he still had strict rules to follow. So when their father went missing in action Jayne didn’t care he was just glad that he didn’t have to take anymore abuse from him. Mavis however thought that he still needed his father and didn’t want the army to stop looking for him. But as things go they did and their mother couldn’t bare it and moved them to Relentless and there she became the mother that they needed and never had.
Now Shane was different he never knew his father because he died just two days after Shane was born. A truck had pulled out in front of him sending him to his fiery grave. Oddly enough Shane could still remember that he looked like and the sound of his voice. His mother tried so hard to hide the pain that she felt inside. But every time Shane asked about his father she would start to cry and tell Shane that she was so sorry even though she had nothing to do with it. So all Shane knew about his father is what other people told him.
And a totally different story was Kaiden’s, he was an abused child. His father was a drunk and blamed him for the lost of his mother. So he kept poor Kaiden locked up in his room, only letting him out when once a day to use the bathroom and maybe if he was lucky to get something to eat. No one in the city that they lived knew about Kaiden because he had never seen the outside of the house. They believed that he had died with his mother. One R. ONE DAY HIS FATHER WENT OUT TO THE LOCAL BAR TO GET SOMETHING TO DRINK AND THERE HE FOUND A WHORE WHO TOOK HIM OUT BACK AND SHOT HIM WITH A SMALL PISTOL HOPING THAT HE WOULD HAVE SOME MONEY ON HIM BUT HE HAD LOST HIS JOB EARLIER AND HAS SPENT ALL HIS MONEY THAT NIGHT ON HIS DRINKS. IT TOOK A WEEK FOR ANYONE TO COME TO THE HOUSE AND FIND KAIDEN. AND THE ONLY REASON THEY DID FIND HIM IS BECAUSE THE LANDLORD CAME TO CLEAN OUT THE HOUSE IN ORDER TO RENT IT OUT AGAIN. THE LANDLORD SMELLED SOMETHING VERY BAD AND WENT TO OPEN THE DOOR AND FOUND KAIDEN CURLED UP IN THE CORNER BARLEY BREATHING AND BEGGING FOR HELP. NOW THAT HE’S TEN YEARS OLD HE HAS BEEN IN SEVERAL FOSTER HOMES. FINALLY HE FOUND HIMSELF IN RELENTLESS LIVING WITH MR. AND MRS. HUNT. THEY WERE A KIND COUPLE WITH NO KIDS OF THE THEIR OWN. BUT HE STILL PULLED AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE THAT SHELTERED HIM. HE MAINLY STAYED IN THE TREE HOUSE THAT MR. HUNT BUILT WHEN HE HEARD THAT KAIDEN MIGHT BE COMING. SLOWLY HE CAME TO TRUST THEM MORE AND BEGAN COMING IN THE HOUSE MORE OFTEN. AND THE LAST BOY WAS NAMED GABRIEL. HE HAD A HAPPY LIFE BUT UNLIKE THE OTHERS HIS PARENTS WERE GOD FEARING PEOPLE. THEY DIDN’T LIKE HIS FRIENDS NOR THEIR PARENTS. BUT SOMEHOW HE MANAGED TO SNEAK OUT AND FIND THEM. AND WHEN THEY GOT INTO TROUBLE HE ALWAYS MANAGED TO GET AWAY FROM THE SCENE. BECAUSE OF THAT MOST PEOPLE CALLED HIM SLICK. BUT HE PREFERRED TO BE CALLED BY HIS NAME. ON THAT NIGHT THEY DECIDED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT KAIDENS IN THE TREE HOUSE. WHEN THE HUNTS WENT TO BED THEY WAITED ABOUT AN HOUR AND THEN SNUCK DOWN ONTO THE ROAD LEADING TO THE HOTEL. AT THE GATES TO THE HOTEL THEY STOPPED AND LOOKED THROUGH AT IT. IT’S PAINT HAD FADED AND STARTED TO PEEL, AND IT’S SHUTTERS WERE FALLING DOWN. THE WOOD WORK HAD LONG BEEN SUBJECT TO TERMITES. A BIG YELLOWISH SIGN HUNG ON THE DOOR. THE BIG BLACK LETTERS ON THE SIGN READ “CONDEMNED”. I DON’T KNOW IF WE SHOULD GO IN THERE.” GABRIEL SAID. “YOU’RE NOT CHICKENING OUT ARE YOU?” JAYNE TEASED. “OF COURSE NOT IT’S JUST.” GABRIEL BEGAN. “JUST WHAT SLICK? WE HAVE BEEN IN A LOT WORST TROUBLE THEN THIS BEFORE.” SHANE ASKED. GABRIEL JUST REMAINED QUIET. THE REST OF THE BOYS JUST SHOOK THEIR HEADS AND OPENED THE GATES AND WALKED ON IN. EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN’T WANT TO GABRIEL FOLLOWED. THE STAIRS TO THE PORCH CREAKED ALMOST SORROWFULLY AS THEY WALKED UP THEM TO THE DOOR WHICH ALSO CREAKED SLOWLY THEY OPENED THE DOOR AND PEEKED IN BEFORE OPENING THE DOOR FURTHER. TOGETHER THEY SHOWN THEIR FLASHLIGHTS INSIDE TO REVEAL A GRAND STAIRWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOBBY. PAPERS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE FLOOR, AND EVERYTHING WAS COVERED IN DUST, OTHER THEN THAT EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE IN PLACE. WHEN EVERYONE WAS INSIDE A BREEZE BLEW UP AND CLOSED THE DOOR BEHIND THEM. GABRIEL TURNED RAN TO THE DOOR AND TIRED TO OPEN IT. BUT IT WAS LOCKED AND WOULD NOT BUDGE. THEN SUDDENLY THEY ALL HEARD A VOICE SAYING:
“YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WARNED NEVER TO COME HERE.
BUT NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR FREEDOM IS LOST.
SHE WILL ALWAYS CALL YOU TO HER.
BECKONING FOR YOUR WARM EMBRACE,
BUT HERS IS COLD AS DEATH
RESISTMENT YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY TRY
AND FEAR WILL DRIVE YOU AWAY
BUT IN THE END YOU WILL NEVER BE
ABLE TO LEAVE THIS PLACE.
 
SCREAMING THEY ALL TRIED TO OPEN THE DOOR. THEN JAYNE FELT THE NEED TO TURN AROUND. WHEN HE DID HE SAW A YOUNG GIRL ABOUT HIS AGE STANDING ON THE STAIRWAY WITH A MAN RIGHT BEHIND HER. “YOU BOYS DARE ENTER MY HOUSE?” THE MAN ASKED. FROZEN IN FEAR THEY COULDN’T ANSWERED THE MAN. THIS SEEMED TO PLEASE THE MAN AS HE THREW HIS HEAD BACK AND LET OUT AN EVIL LAUGH REVEALING HIS SHARP FANG LIKE TEETH. IT REMINDED JAYNE OF THOSE MOVIES THAT HE AND HIS FRIENDS SEEN IN THE THEATERS. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT HIT JAYNE, THAT MAN WAS A VAMPIRE. HE TRIED EVEN HARDER TO GET THE DOOR OPEN AS THE MAN CAME TOWARD THEM. “PLEASE SIR, I BEG YOU DON’T TAKE THEM, LET THEM GO.” JAYNE HEARD THE GIRL PLEAD AS SHE STEPPED IN FRONT OF THE MAN. THE MAN GRABBED A HOLD OF HER SHOULDER AND SWUNG HIS HEAD BACK AND BITE INTO HER NECK. HER HEAD FELL BACK WITH HER EYES STILL OPEN SHE LOOKED BACK AT JAYNE. THEN HER HAND FELL TO THE FLOOR AS THE MAN LOWERED HER DOWN WITH THE LAST BIT OF HER STRENGTH SHE PICKED UP HER HAND AND WAVED IT AT JAYNE. THIS CAUSED THE DOOR TO UNLOCK AND THE BOYS WERE ABLE TO OPEN IT. “NO.” THE MAN YELLED AS HE THREW HE ASIDE AND CAME TOWARD THEM. THEY OPENED THE DOOR AND RAN OUT OF THE HOTEL BEFORE HE COULD GET TO THEM. OUTSIDE THE SUN WAS JUST COMING UP AND THEY KNEW THAT IS THE STORIES WERE TRUE THAT HE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO COME OUTSIDE AFTER THEM. JAYNE STOPPED AND LOOKED BACK AT HER. THE MAN WAS NO WHERE IN SIGHT SLOWLY HE WALKED BACK INSIDE HOPING THAT THE MAN WOULDN’T SEE HIM AND THAT HE COULD SAVE THE GIRL. WHEN HE GOT TO HER HE KNEELED DOWN BESIDE HER AND GENTLY PICKED HER UP AND STARTED TO HEAD BACK TO THE DOOR. BUT THE MAN CAME AFTER HIM AND HE HAD TO HIDE IN A ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRWAY. THE GIRL DIDN’T WEIGH HARDLY ANYTHING SO IT WASN’T HARD FOR HIM TO CARRY HER. HE KNEW THAT THE DOOR WOULDN’T HOLD THE MAN BACK FOREVER SO HE QUICKLY SEARCHED FOR A WAY OUT. THE ONLY WAY HE COULD FIND WAS TO GO THROUGH THE WINDOW. BUT WHEN HE TRIED TO OPEN IT, IT WOULDN’T BUDGE. HE LOOKED THROUGH IT AND REALIZED THAT IT WAS TO THICK TO KICK OUT. SO HE PICKED UP THE GIRL AND STOOD AGAINST THE FAR WALL AND TOOK A RUN AND GO AND WENT RIGHT THOUGH THE WINDOW. HE LAID ON THE GROUND TRYING TO CATCH HIS BREATH AND HOPING THE GIRL WAS OKAY.
A POLICEMAN WHO JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE DRIVING BY SAW THEM AND STOPPED HIS CAR AND YELLED “WHAT ARE YOU KIDS DOING HERE AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT?” “SHE NEEDS HELP.” JAYNE YELLED BACK. THE OFFICER RAN OVER TO HER AND SAW THE BITE MARKS ON HER NECK. “ARE YOU OKAY JAYNE?” THE OTHERS ASKED AS THEY RAN UP TO HIM AND HELPED HIM UP. “SHE NEEDS MEDICAL HELP, AND SO DO YOU.” SAID THE OFFICER AS HE PICKED HER UP. HE THEN PUT THEM ALL IN HIS CAR AND TOOK THEM TO THE HOSPITAL. IT WAS DAYLIGHT WHEN THEY GOT THERE BUT THAT DIDN’T SEEM TO BOTHER THE GIRL. MAYBE SHE WASN’T A VAMPIRE, MAYBE HE HADN’T TURNED HER YET. JAYNE THOUGHT AS HE FOLLOWED THE DOCTORS IN THE HOSPITAL. THE COPS CALLED ALL OF THE BOYS PARENTS AND TOLD THEM TO COME AND PICK THEM UP. JAYNE HOWEVER WAS THE LAST TO BE PICKED UP. HE STAYED IN THE WAITING ROOM UNTIL THEY BROUGHT HER OUT TO A ROOM AND THEN HE WENT IN AND WATCHED OVER HER WHILE SHE SLEPT. HE THEN HEARD HIS MOTHERS VOICE BEHIND HIM. SHE WAS TALKING TO THE DOCTORS WHEN HE HEARD HER SAY “AND WHAT ABOUT THE GIRL, WHO IS SHE?” SHE ASKED. “NO ONE KNOWS. WE CONTACTED THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES AND NO ONE HAS EVER REPORTED A GIRL MISSING. NOR DOES SHE FIT ANY OF THE DESCRIPTION’S ON THE DATABASE THE POLICE HAVE.” THE DOCTOR ANSWERED BEFORE THE NURSE PULLED HIM AWAY. JAYNE’S MOTHER WALKED INTO THE ROOM AND TOOK HER SON INTO HER ARMS. “WHAT’S THE MATTER?” SHE ASKED AS SHE WIPED AWAY HIS TEARS. “I DON’T KNOW I FEEL SOMEHOW CONNECTED TO THIS GIRL. IT’S LIKE I HAVE KNOWN HER ALL OF MY LIFE, YET I HAVE NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE.” HE CONFESSED TO HER. “COME ON LET’S GET YOU HOME.” SHE TOLD HIM AS SHE HUGGED HER SON CLOSE AND WALKED WITH HIM OUT OF THE ROOM.
THAT NIGHT THE GIRL SLIPPED INTO A COMA FROM THE LOST OF BLOOD. FOR MONTHS JAYNE WENT EVERYDAY AND SAW THE GIRL UNTIL FINALLY ONE DAY HE WENT IN AND SHE WAS AWAKE. HE WALKED IN AND SHE WAS STARING OUT THE WINDOW, LOOKING AT THE SUN SET IN THE DISTANCE. “BEAUTIFUL ISN’T IT?” HE SAID. THE GIRL SLOWLY TURNED AROUND AND JAYNE COULD TELL THAT SHE WAS TERRIFIED. WITH EVERY STEP HE TOOK TOWARD HER SHE TOOK A STEP BACKWARD. EVENTUALLY SHE HAD BACKED INTO A CORNER NEAR THE BED AND SHE JUST SUNK DOWN AND HELD HER KNEES. “PLEASE IT’S ALRIGHT, DON’T BE AFRAID. I WON’T HARM YOU.” SHE LOOKED UP AT HIM AND TOOK HOLD OF HIS OUTREACHED HAND. HE THEN HELPED HER TO HER FEET AND THEN BACK INTO HER BED. “THERE NOW NO HARM DONE.” HE SAID AS SHE COVERED HER UP AND ASKED “SO WHAT’S YOUR NAME ANYWAY?” SHE RELUCTANTLY SAID “ JOSLYN.” “WELL THAT WAS A PRETTY NAME, MINE IS JAYNE. I NOW IT’S A GIRL’S NAME BUT IT’S SPELLED DIFFERENT.” HE SAID. HE KNEW THAT THE MAN HAD SOMETHING DO WITH HER FEAR OF PEOPLE. THEN HE GOT TO THINKING ABOUT WHO THE MAN WAS. WAS HE A KIDNAPPER, A CHILD MOLESTER, OR JUST A VAMPIRE FINDING HIS NEXT MEAL. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT HIT HIM LIKE A ROCK FALLING IN THE PIT OF HIS STOMACH, WHAT IF THE MAN WAS HER RELATIVE?
FOR WEEKS JAYNE AND JOSLYN MET EVERYDAY IN HER ROOM. THEN ONE DAY HE CAME INTO HER ROOM AND SHE WAS NO LONGER. THE COVERS WERE NEATLY FOLDED AT THE FOOT OF THE BED, AND EVERYTHING WAS CLEANED AND PUT AWAY. THERE WAS NO SIGN THAT SHE HAD EVEN BEEN THERE. WHEN A NURSE WENT BY HE STOPPED HER AND ASKED WHERE JOSLYN WAS AND SHE ANSWERED “OH THAT GIRL, SHE WENT TO A BETTER PLACE, OR AT LEAST I HOPE IT’S BETTER FOR HER. FOR SOME PEOPLE IT’S NOT YOU KNOW.” THEN SHE TURNED AND WALKED AWAY. JAYNE FELT AS IF SOMETHING HAD KILLED SOME PART OF HIM. HE THOUGHT TO HIMSELF, HOW COULD SOMEONE WHO SEEMED TO BE IN PERFECT HEALTH NOT BE THERE THE NEXT DAY? HE JUST COULDN’T UNDERSTAND. BEFORE HE REALIZED IT HE WAS OUTSIDE AND LOOKING AT THE SKY. THEN SOMETHING HIT HIM IN THE BACK OF THE NECK WHEN HE TURNED AROUND JUST IN TIME TO SEE A ROCK COMING AT HIM. THIS ONE KNOCKED HIM BACKWARD TO THE GROUND, HITTING HIS HEAD CAUSED HIM TO BLACK OUT. BUT BEFORE HE DID HE SAW A SKINNY FIGURE COME UP TO HIM AND STAND OVER HIM.
WHEN HE WOKE UP HE SAW SOMEWHERE HE HAD NEVER BEEN BEFORE. “WHERE AM I?” HE ASKED. “YOUR IN AN OLD ABANDONED CHURCH.” A FAMILIAR VOICE TOLD HIM. “HOW DID I GET HERE?” HE ASKED. “I CARRIED YOU.” THE VOICE ANSWERED . JAYNE GROANED AND DECIDED THAT HE HAD TO OPEN HIS EYES AGAIN. WHEN HE DID HE SAW JOSLYN SITTING BESIDE HIM. “YOUR ALIVE? I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD.” HE SAID EXCITEDLY. “WHAT ELSE WOULD I BE?” SHE ASKED HIM. “I DON’T KNOW BY THE WAY THE NURSE TALKED I BELIEVED YOU WERE DEAD. I GOT THE MOST HORRIBLE FEELING DEEP DOWN INSIDE. I NEVER WANT TO FEEL THAT WAY AGAIN.” HE TOLD HER AS HE SLOWLY SAT UP AND HELD HIS HEAD. “WHY’D YOU HIT ME?” HE ASKED. “IT SLIPPED.” SHE INNOCENTLY ANSWERED. “SURE HE LAUGHED AS SHE CAME CLOSER AND STOOD BESIDE HIM AND PLACE A COOL WET RAG ON HIS HEAD. “AH THAT FEELS GOOD.” HE SAID AS HE HELD IT AGAINST THE THROBBING PAIN. THEN SUDDENLY THE DOOR FLEW OPEN AND THERE STOOD SHANE, MAVIS, KAIDEN, AND GABRIEL. SLOWLY THEY WALKED INTO THE RUN DOWN CHURCH ALL THE TIME STARING AT JOSLYN. “HEY GUYS WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?” JAYNE ASKED “WE SHOULD ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION YOU HAVEN’T BEEN HOME SINCE THE DAY WE WENT TO THE HOTEL. WHAT GIVES?” MAVIS ASKED. “I HAVE BEEN HOME I CAME IN AT NIGHT AND LEFT THE NEXT MORNING.” HE ANSWERED BUT HE KNEW THAT IT DIDN’T CONVINCE THE OTHERS. “AND WHERE DID YOU GO?” MAVIS ASKED. “TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEE THAT GIRL.” SHANE ASKED “YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?” JAYNE SAID STANDING UP TO SHOW SHANE THAT HE WASN’T AFRAID OF HIM ALTHOUGH HIS HEAD WAS NOW POUNDING. “YES WE DO. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD BE THE ONE WHO WOULD DITCH US FOR A GIRL. I GUESS THAT I WAS WRONG. COME ON GUYS LET’S GO.” SHANE SAID AS HE TURNED AND WALKED TO THE DOOR AS HE WALKED PASS JOSLYN HE PUSHED HER BACKWARD WHICH MADE HER LOSE HER BALANCE AND SHE FELL TO THE FLOOR. THE OTHERS TURNED AND FOLLOWED SHANE ALTHOUGH THEY TURNED BACK AND LOOKED AT JAYNE EXPECTING HIM TO START LAUGHING AND SAY THAT IT WAS ALL A BIG JOKE. BUT INSTEAD HE HELP JOSLYN UP AND ASKED IF SHE WAS ALRIGHT, THEN HE HUGGED HER. DISAPPOINTED THE OTHERS TURNED AND WALKED AWAY.
TEN YEARS PASSED BY BEFORE THEY WOULD SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN. JAYNE HAD RAN AWAY FROM HOME WITH JOSLYN TO A TOWN NAMED TORREN. THERE THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT VAMPIRES AND LEARNED TO COMBAT THEM. THEY CAME INVOLVED IN A SECRET AGENCY THAT SUPPLIED THEM WITH WEAPONS AND MONEY SO THAT THEY COULD TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD KILLING OFF ALL OF THE VAMPIRES THAT FACED THEM. THEY ALSO CHANGED THEIR LOOK TO BLEND IN WITH THE VAMPIRES THAT WAY THEY COULD KILL THEM FROM WITH IN THEIR OWN FORCES.
MEANWHILE BACK IN RELENTLESS AS THE TIME WENT BY MORE AND MORE CHILDREN WENT MISSING. THE ONLY THING THAT THE PEOPLE COULD THINK OF WAS THAT THERE WAS A CRIMINAL IN TOWN TAKING THEM AWAY. THAT WAS UNTIL ONE NIGHT DURING A FESTIVAL A MAN CAME OUT OF THE SKY AND SAID. “TEN YEARS AGO PEOPLE FROM THIS TOWN STOLE MY CHILD AND I WANT HER BACK. AND UNTIL YOU RETURN HER TO ME I WILL TAKE ONE CHILD EVERY NIGHT.” THEN HE FLEW UP INTO THE SKY AND THEN SWOOPED DOWN AND GRABBED A CHILD FROM THE CROWD AND FLEW AWAY TOWARD THE HOTEL. EVERYONE WAS FROZEN WITH SHOCK AND FEAR. SHANE, MAVIS, GABRIEL, AND KAIDEN JUST LOOKED AT EACH OTHER. WHEN THE SHOCK RELEASED THEM ONE OF THEM SAID. “THAT’S THE ONE THAT JAYNE TOOK JOSLYN FROM.” THE OTHERS AGREED AND THEN MAVIS LOWERED HIS HEAD AND SAID “WE NEED TO CALL JAYNE AND HAVE HIM BRING JOSLYN BACK.” “YOU KNOW WHERE JAYNE IS?” “I’M HIS BROTHER. AND MY PARENTS HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN WHERE HE WAS?” mavis ANSWERED. SHANE JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD AND WALKED AWAY. THE OTHERS WENT TO MAVIS’S PARENTS HOUSE TO GET THE NUMBER AND THEN OVER TO MAVIS’S HOUSE. SINCE JAYNE AND JOSLYN NEVER STAYED IN ONE PLACE LONG THEY HAD TO CALL HIS CELL PHONE. WHEN JAYNE ANSWERED THEY COULD HEAR GUNFIRE AND THEN JOSLYN SCREAMING IN THE BACKGROUND. “I’LL CALL YOU BACK.” JAYNE SAID AS GUNFIRE FILLED THE PHONE AND THEN IT WENT DEAD.
HOURS WENT BY WITH MAVIS AND THE OTHERS WAITING ON THE PHONE CALL. THEN THE NEXT MORNING AT AROUND SEVEN O’ CLOCK THE PHONE FINALLY RANG. “HELLO.” “YOU CALLED.” IT WAS HIS BROTHER. “YES I HEARD GUNFIRE ARE YOU OKAY?” MAVIS ASKED. “YEAH I WOULDN’T DESCRIBE IT AS OKAY BUT WE’RE ALIVE. NOW WHY DID YOU CALL?” “WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK TO RELENTLESS JOSLYN’S FATHER IS THREATENING THE TOWN AND HE WANTS JOSLYN BACK. PLEASE COME BACK BEFORE ANYMORE CHILDREN GO MISSING.” “HOW DID YOU KNOW HE WAS HER FATHER?” JAYNE ASKED. “HE TOLD US.” THERE WAS A LONG SILENCE ON THE PHONE AND THEN JAYNE SAID “ALRIGHT THEN WE’LL BE HERE TOMORROW.” JAYNE SAID AND THEN THE PHONE WENT DEAD AGAIN. THEN MAVIS CALLED THE OTHERS AND TOLD THEM WHAT JAYNE HAD SAID. THE NEXT DAY MAVIS WENT TO HIS PARENTS HOUSE TO WAIT ON JAYNE AND JOSLYN BUT WHEN DARK FELL HE GAVE UP ON THEM COMING. SO HE WENT TO THE LOCAL DINNER AND THERE WAITED WITH THE OTHERS. SUDDENLY THE RAIN STARTED POUR DOWN AND THEN MOMENTS LATER A BLACK TRUCK PULLED UP IN THE PARKING LOT. AND FROM IT STEPPED TO FIGURES DRESS IN ALL BLACK. TOGETHER THEY WALKED IN AND LOOKED AROUND AND THEN WALKED OVER TO THE GROUP OF FRIENDS. MAVIS NOTICED THAT THE WOMAN WAS DRESSED IN ALL BLACK WITH A TIGHT BLACK HALTER TOP SHIRT THAT HAD THE BACK OUT OF IT. BUT THAT WAS COVERED WITH A BLACK TRENCH COAT THAT HAD A BLACK CROSS ON THE BACK. HE WAS DRESS IN A WHITE T-SHIRT AND BLACK PANTS WITH COMBAT BOOTS ON. EACH OF THEM HAD A PAIR OF AUTOMATIC PISTOLS ON THEIR BELTS AROUND THEIR WAIST. AND THEY BOTH WORE A BLACK COWBOY TYPE HAT.
THE MAN LOOKED AT THE GROUP “I SEE THAT YOU ALL HAVEN’T CHANGED MUCH. STILL TOGETHER HUH?” HE SAID IN A RUGGED VOICE THAT MADE HIM SOUND OLDER THEN HE REALLY WAS. “JAYNE IS THAT YOU? MAN YOU HAVE REALLY CHANGE.” GABRIEL SAID. JAYNE JUST REMOVED HIS HAT AND SMILED AS HE PULLED A CHAIR OUT FROM THE TABLE AND ALLOWED THE WOMAN TO SIT DOWN. “AND THIS MUST BE JOSLYN. SHE NEVER DID TALK TO MUCH.” SHANE SAID. “AND THAT BOTHERS YOU?” SHE SAID. SHOCKED THAT SHE ACTUALLY SPOKE SHANE SHUT UP. “ENOUGH OF THIS LET’S GO BACK TO MY HOUSE YOU TWO LOOK LIKE YOU BOTH COULD USE SOME REST.” MAVIS SAID. “NO IT’S DARK NOW AND THAT’S THE TIME HE COMES OUT WE MUST TALK TO HIM BEFORE ANOTHER CHILD IS TAKEN.” KAIDEN SAID. HAVING A CHILD OF HIS OWN HE FEARED THAT IT MIGHT BE THE NEXT ONE TAKEN. “HE’S RIGHT WE MUST TALK TO HIM. SO LET’S GO UP THERE AND TALK TO HIM.” JOSLYN SAID AS SHE SLOWLY, AND EVERYONE COULD TELL PAINFULLY STOOD UP. “ARE YOU SURE?” JAYNE WHISPERED TO HER. “NO BUT KAIDEN IS RIGHT.” SHE ANSWERED. THEY WALKED OUTSIDE AND THEN SUDDENLY JOSLYN’S FATHER LANDED IN FRONT OF HER. JAYNE DREW HIS GUN AND STEPPED IN FRONT OF EVERYONE TRYING TO PROTECT THEM. “AH MY DARLING DAUGHTER YOU HAVE COME HOME TO YOUR FATHER. NOW COME LET’S GO HOME.” HE SAID AS HE HELD OUT HIS HAND TO HER. “LUTHER WHY WOULD I WILLINGLY COME BACK TO THE HELL FROM WHICH I WAS BORN?” SHE SAID AS HE WITHDREW HIS HAND FROM HER AND SAID “YOU USE TO ENJOY THAT HELL AS YOU SO CALL IT. UNTIL THOSE BOYS STOLE YOU FROM ME. THEY HAVE POISONED YOU MIND AGAINST ME.” “THEY DID NO SUCH THING. I CHOOSE TO LEAVE LONG BEFORE THEY CAME. THEY JUST GAVE ME A WAY OUT.” SHE SAID “WHY?” HE ASKED. “WHY DO YOU THINK. YOU WASN’T EXACTLY KIND TO ME. ALL YOU DID WAS TREAT ME WAS YOUR SLAVE.” SHE ANSWERED. “WELL YOU SEE IT THAT WAY? THEN I WILL GO NOW BUT KNOW THIS. YOU WILL COME BACK TO ME EVENTUALLY.” HE SAID BEFORE JUMPING UP IN THE AIR AND FLYING BACK TO THE HOTEL. WITH HIM GONE FOR THE NIGHT JAYNE PUT UP HIS GUNS AND TURNED TO THE OTHERS AND THEN TOGETHER THEY WENT BACK TO MAVIS’S HOUSE.
BY THE TIME THEY GOT THERE IT WAS ALREADY MIDNIGHT SO THEY ENTERED THE HOUSE AS QUIETLY AS THEY COULD WITHOUT WAKING HIS FAMILY. MAVIS SHOWED THEM TO THEIR ROOM AND LEFT THEM TO GET IN TO BED. JAYNE SAT THE BAGS OF CLOTHES DOWN ON THE EDGE OF THE BED AND WALKED OVER TO JOSLYN WHO WAS STANDING NEAR THE WINDOW LOOKING AT THE HOTEL. HE WRAPPED HIS ARMS AROUND HER WAIST AND THEN PULLED BACK HER COAT TAKING IT OFF OF HER REVEALING SEVERAL SCARES ON HER BACK. THEN HE REMOVED HER GUN BELT AND LAID IT ON THE CHAIR BESIDE THE BED. THEN HE UNTIED THE TOP OF HER SHIRT AND SAT DOWN ON THE BED AND SIGHED. “ARE YOU ALRIGHT?” HE ASKED. “I’M FINE WHY DO YOU ASK?” SHE ANSWERED “BECAUSE YOUR BLEEDING.” HE TOLD HER AS HE LOOKED AT HIS HANDS THAT WAS COVERED WITH BLOOD. SHE LOOKED DOWN AND SAW A SMALL WET SPOT ON HER SHIRT NEAR HER WAIST. SHE REMOVED HER SHIRT AND ALLOWED HIM TO UNDO A BANDAGE. “IT’S BAD JOSLYN.” “I’LL BE ALRIGHT.” SHE SAID AS SHE PUT HER HAND OVER THE WOUND AND BENT OVER AND KISSED HIM GENTLY ON THE FOREHEAD AND THEN WENT TO TAKE A SHOWER TO WASH AWAY THE BLOOD. NOT LONG AFTER SHE GOT IN SHE HEARD SOMEONE OPEN THE DOOR AND COME IN. SHE QUICKLY SLUNG BACK THE DOOR AND ALMOST ATTACKED JAYNE. “YOU SCARED ME DON’T DO THAT.” SHE SAID TRYING TO ACT LIKE SHE WAS MAD. BUT SHE COULDN’T STAY MAD AT HIM FOR A DEED SO SMALL. “I’M SORRY I DIDN’T MEAN TO.” HE SAID AS HE GENTLY KISSED HER LIPS THEN HE REMOVED HIS CLOTHS AND JOINED HER IN THE SHOWER.
EVERYONE HAD DREAMS ABOUT THE CURSE THAT THEY HAD HEARD THAT NIGHT. EXCEPT FOR JOSLYN WHO DREAMT THAT SHE HAD HEARD LUTHER’S VOICE SAYING:
 
“ALL WHOM YOU TRUST HAVE BEEN CURSED TO DEATH,
SAVE BUT YOU. BUT NOW I SENTENCE YOU TO A FATE WORSE
THEN DEATH. I CURSE YOU TO LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT LOVE.
UNTIL SUCH TIME YOU DECIDE TO RETURN TO ME.
SO TONIGHT HOLD THE MAN WHOM YOU LOVE CLOSE.
FOR TOMORROW HE SHALL BECOME MINE.
AND NO OTHER SHALL YOU LOVE.”
THIS NIGHTMARE FRIGHTENED HER SO MUCH THAT SHE WOKE UP AND GOT OUT OF BED AND WALKED OVER TO THE WINDOW AND LOOKED OUT AT THE HOTEL. THERE SHE SIGHED BECAUSE SHE KNEW WHAT SHE HAD TO DO NOW TO MAKE LUTHER LEAVE THIS TOWN ALONE. SHE GOT DRESSED AND THEN GRABBED HER GUNS AND PLACED THEM AROUND HER WAIST. THEN SHE WALKED OVER TO HER SLEEPING HUSBAND AND GENTLY KISSED HIM ON THE FOREHEAD AND THEN WHISPERED “I LOVE YOU.” THEN SHE WALKED OVER TO THE DOOR AND LOOKED BACK AT HIM BEFORE CLOSING IT. THEN SHE WALKED UP TO THE ROOF AND THERE SHE JUMPED OFF AND UNLIKE NORMAL PEOPLE SHE DIDN’T HIT THE GROUND INSTEAD SHE FLEW LIKE LUTHER. SINCE SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF A VAMPIRE AND NOT JUST ANY VAMPIRE SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF THE LOCAL VAMPIRE CLAN. BUT UNLIKE HER FATHER SHE WAS MUTATED, SHE DIDN’T HAVE ANY OF THE WEAKNESSES THAT THEY HAD. SUNLIGHT AND SILVER DIDN’T BOTHER HER. IN FACT SHE WORE A SILVER CROSS AROUND HER NECK. AND THE THIRST DIDN’T STRIKE HER LIKE A PLAGUE, EVEN THOUGH IT MAKES HER STRONGER AND FASTER, SHE SOMETIMES DRINKS THE BLOOD OF ANIMALS TO KEEP HERSELF ABLE TO FIGHT OFF ANY ENEMIES THAT COME THEIR WAY. AND IT ALSO HELPS IN HER HEALING PROCESS. BUT BECAUSE OF THIS MUTATION SHE HATED VAMPIRES SO MUCH THAT SHE VOWED TO KILL THEM AT ANY CHANCE SHE GOT. BY THE TIME SHE GOT TO THE HOTEL THE SUN WAS BEGINNING TO COME OUT AND LIGHT THE SKY. SHE KNEW THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FIND HIM NOW BUT MAYBE SHE COULD LAY DOWN A FEW TRAPS. AS SHE ENTERED THE HOTEL MEMORIES FLOODED HER MIND AND SHE COULDN’T HELP BUT TO REMEMBER HER MOTHER AND ALL THE NIGHTS THEY SHARED THERE.
MEANWHILE AT MAVIS’S HOUSE EVERYONE WAS BEING TO WAKE. JAYNE ROLLED OVER TO KISS JOSLYN GOOD MORNING BUT WHEN HE FOUND THAT SHE WAS GONE HE FOUND THE NOTE THAT SHE HAD LEFT FOR HIM AND READ IT. SUDDENLY HE FELT THE MOST SICKLY FEELING IN THE PIT OF HIS STOMACH, BUT TRYING TO BE THE TOUGH GUY HE WAS HE IGNORED THIS FEELING AND GOT DRESSED AND THEN WENT DOWNSTAIRS TO MEET THE OTHERS. EVERYONE WAS THERE AND WAS EATING BREAKFAST. “ARE YOU OKAY YOU DON’T LOOK SO HOT.” MAVIS’S WIFE ASKED JAYNE. “YEAH I FINE.” HE SAID BUT IN FACT HE WAS NOT FINE. HE HAD FELT THIS FEELING BEFORE AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON. “WELL YOU LOOK KIND OF PALE. I WAS JUST WONDERING. WHERE IS JOSLYN.” SHE SAID. “WHEN I WOKE I FOUND A NOTE THAT SAID SHE WENT TO SAVE OUR LIVES. SHE WENT TO THE HOTEL TO TALK TO LUTHER.” HE ANSWERED. “WELL THEN WE MUST HURRY UP AND GO AND HELP HER.” MAVIS SAID. JAYNE NODDED AND THEN THEY BEGAN TO GET READY TO GO. IT TOOK ABOUT HALF AND HOUR FOR EVERYONE TO GET INTO THE CAR. AND ANOTHER HALF AND HOUR TO GET UP TO THE HOTEL. BY THE TIME THEY GOT THERE JAYNE COULD ALREADY FEEL HIS SKIN BEGINNING TO BURN FROM THE SUNLIGHT. BUT HE COULDN’T TELL THE OTHERS THEY HAD EXPECTED HIM TO COME AND PROTECT THEM NOT TURN INTO THE THING THAT THREATENED THEM. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS HOT OUTSIDE HE PUT ON HIS COAT AND HAT TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE SUN.
BY THE TIME THEY GOT INTO THE HOTEL HE HAD ALMOST FULLY CHANGED, BUT HE WAS STILL ABLE TO CONTROL THE THIRST ENOUGH TO KEEP FROM SUCKING HIS FRIENDS DRY. THE ONLY WAY HE COULD AVOID THE CHANGE WAS TO DRINK THE BLOOD OF A MUTATED VAMPIRE JUST LIKE JOSLYN. BUT THE LAST TIME HE WAS BITTEN HE ALMOST KILLED HER WHEN HE BIT HER. AND HE WASN’T SURE HE WANTED TO PUT HER THROUGH THAT AGAIN. “ARE YOU COMING?” MAVIS ASKED HIS BROTHER WHO WAS DREADING COMING OUT OF THE CAR. BUT HE DID. AS THEY WALKED UP THE WALKWAY MEMORIES OF THE FATEFUL NIGHT THAT THEY BROKE UP THEIR FRIENDSHIP CAME FLOODING INTO THEIR NIGHTS MAKING NO SINCE AT ALL. WHEN THEY WALKED IN THEY SAW JOSLYN SITTING IN A CHAIR ASLEEP. SUDDENLY A THIRST CAME OVER JAYNE THAT HE HAD NEVER ENDURED BEFORE. A CRAVING THAT HE COULD BARELY CONTROL. JOSLYN HEARD THEM COMING AND WOKE UP AND WALKED OVER TO THEM. SHE KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO JAYNE. “LISTEN TO ME AND LISTEN CAREFULLY. I MAY NOT BE AROUND TO HELP YOU AND PERHAPS MAYBE YOU WILL LIVE TO SEE YOUR FAMILIES AGAIN.” SHE SAID AS SHE BEGAN TO TELL THEM ABOUT THE TRAPS THAT SHE HAD PLANTED, AND A LITTLE ABOUT THE VAMPIRES THEY FACED. WHEN SHE WAS JUST ABOUT TO FINISH JAYNE COULD NO LONGER RESIST THE URGE AND ATTACKED JOSLYN. THE JUMPED TOWARD HER AND TOOK A BITE OUT OF HER NECK. THE OTHERS WATCHED IN HORROR AS JAYNE STOOD BACK UP AND WIPED THE BLOOD FROM HIS MOUTH WITH A BLANK STARE ON HIS FACE. HE COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT HE HAD DONE. “JOSLYN” KAIDEN YELLED AS HE RAN TO HER SIDE AND CHECK FOR A PULSE. “SHE’S ALIVE BUT BARELY.” HE SAID. “WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?” GABRIEL ASKED. “WHAT SHE SAID TO DO.” SHANE ANSWERED. NOW CURED FROM HIS PAIN JAYNE BENT DOWN AND PICKED UP JOSLYN AND CARRIED HER TO ANOTHER ROOM. EVERYONE FOLLOWED AND SAW HIM LAY HER DOWN IN THE BOTTOM OF A EMPTY POOL. THEN HE GOT OUT OF THE POOL AND PULLED A LEVER BESIDE IT. SLOWLY THE POOL BEGAN TO FILL WITH BLOOD. WHEN IT REACHED HER SHE TOOK A DEEP BREATH AND THEN BEGAN TO BREATH NORMALLY AS THE CRIMSON LIQUID BEGAN TO COVER HER BODY. WHEN SHE DISAPPEAR BELOW IT THE OTHERS BEGAN TO WORRY THAT SHE MIGHT DROWN, BUT SINCE JAYNE MADE NO MOVEMENT TO SAVE HER THEY REALIZED THAT IT WAS ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN. THE BLOOD RAN THROUGH HER VEINS LIKE A LIGHTENING SHOOTING THROUGH THE SKY RECHARGING HER STRENGTH AND HER ANGER. SHE CAME OUT OF THE POOL OF BLOOD, WHICH WOULD NOT STICK TO HER SKIN, WITH A NEW STRENGTH SHE HADN’T FELT SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND HER FATHER FORCED BLOOD DOWN HER THROAT. “JOSLYN ARE YOU ALRIGHT?” JAYNE ASKED. “NEVER BETTER.” SHE ANSWERED HOLDING HER SIDE THEN SHE UNBUTTONED HER SHIRT AND REMOVED THE BANDAGE TO REVEAL THAT THE WOUND WAS HEALED, LEAVING ONLY A SMALL SCAR TO SHOW THAT IT HAD BEEN THERE. SHE THEN LOOKED UP AT HIM, HER EYES THE COLOR OF BLOOD. THE OTHERS COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED THEY COULD OF SWORN SHE WAS DEAD. “ARE YOU ALRIGHT?” SHE JAYNE AS SHE RAN HER HANDS DOWN HIS CHEST. “I AM NOW THAT I HAVE YOU BACK.” HE ANSWERED AS HE KISSED HER. “IT’S BEGINNING TO GET DARK WE SHOULD FIND HIM SOON.” KAIDEN SAID. “YOU’RE RIGHT.” SHANE SAID.
SUDDENLY A COLD GUST OF WIND BLEW UP FROM BEHIND THEM SLAMMING CLOSE THE DOOR. EVERYONE TURN TO FACE TWO DARK SHADOWY FIGURES. “AH BIG SISTER YOU HAVE RETURNED TO US AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT BACK THESE BOTHERSOME PESTS TO FACE THEIR PUNISHMENT. AS THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE.” THEY SAID. “NO I HAVEN’T BROUGHT THEM BACK FOR SUCH FATE. WE COME TO DESTROY THIS PLACE AND EVERYTHING IN IT ALONG WITH EVERYTHING IN IT.” SHE ANSWERED. “WHY SO HARSH? SISTER.” ONE OF THEM ASKED AS BOTH OF THEM REMOVED THEIR HOODS AND THEN STEPPED FURTHER INTO THE LIGHT REVEALING THEIR FACES. “AH SONARA, AND ANARIAN. I SHOULD OF KNOWN HE WOULD SEND YOU TWO TO DO HIS BIDDING. THE OLD FOOL NEVER COULD FACE HIS OWN ENEMIES.” JOSLYN SAID “DON’T TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT. AFTER ALL HE’S OUR FATHER.” THEY SAID. “NO YOU’RE NOT HIS DAUGHTER’S. HE TOOK YOU FROM YOUR PARENTS WHILE YOU WERE STILL IN YOUR BEDS. ONLY I HAVE THE CURSE OF SHARING HIS FLESH AND BLOOD. AS MUCH AS I REGRET TO ADMIT IT.” JOSLYN SAID, “STOP IT YOU WILL NOT TURN US AGAINST HIM.” THEY YELLED AS THEY BEGAN TO RUN TOWARDS HER. SHE TOLD THE OTHERS TO LEAVE THE ROOM AND FIND LUTHER AND FINALLY KILL HIM. BOTH OF THE VAMPIRES CAME AT JOSLYN ONLY. EVEN THOUGH HIS PRIDE WAS HURT JAYNE JUST SAT BACK AND ALLOWED HER TO HAVE HER FUN. SHE TOOK THEM BOTH DOWN WITHOUT MUCH TROUBLE PLUNGING WOODEN STACKS THROUGH THEIR HEARTS SENDING THEM INTO A BALL OF FLAME. JAYNE CLAPPED AND PRAISED HER, AS SHE BOWED AND WALKED CLOSER TO HIM AND KISSED HIM ON THE LIPS.
SHANE, AND THE OTHERS WENT IN SEARCH OF LUTHER, WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD FINALLY FOUND HIM HE WAS LAYING IN A BLACK COFFIN SEEMINGLY ASLEEP. “HE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A MAN CAPABLE OF TAKING INNOCENT CHILDREN.” GABRIEL SAID. “WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING. YOU SAW HIM YOURSELF.” MAVIS SAID. “I KNOW BUT.” GABRIEL BEGAN. “OH DON’T START THIS LET’S GET THIS OVER WITH.” SHANE SAID AS HE TOOK UP A BROOM BESIDE THEM AND BROKE IT IN TWO AND THEN PLUNGED ONE END INTO HIS CHEST. BUT UNLIKE THE OTHERS HE DIDN’T TURN INTO ASH HE JUST TURNED INTO ONE OF THE CHILDREN HE HAD TAKEN EARLIER. “WE HAVE KILLED AND INNOCENT CHILD.” GABRIEL SAID AS HE LEANED AGAINST THE WALL. “MAYBE SHE’S NOT SO INNOCENT.” SHANE SAID AS HE LIFTED THE GIRL’S LIPS AND SHOWED HER FANGS. “SHE HADN’T TURNED YET.” HE SAID AS HE TOUCHED HER FANGS “OUCH” HE SAID LOOKING DOWN AT HIS FINGER AND SAW THAT HE HAD CUT HIS FINGER. “CAREFUL THESE THINGS ARE SHARP.” HE SAID AS THE BODY JUMPED AND WENT BURSTING INTO FLAMES. “COME ON LET’S GET OUT OF HERE.” SHANE SAID AS HE LEFT THE ROOM.
“SO WHO WERE THEY?” JAYNE ASKED “JUST SOME OF MY FATHERS EXPERIMENTS.” JOSLYN SAID KISSING HIM AGAIN. “AH WHAT A LOVELY SIGHT THE REBEL HAS FALLEN IN LOVE/” LUTHER LAUGHED. “IT’S AMAZING ANYONE WOULD WANT HER.” “AND WHY WOULDN’T THEY?” JAYNE ASKED “BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE IS.” LUTHER SAID. “I WOULD LOVE HER DESPITE WHAT SHE IS.” JAYNE ANSWERED AS HE STEPPED IN FRONT OF HER EVEN THOUGH HE KNEW THAT HE WAS NO MATCH FOR LUTHER IN STRENGTH. AND HE KNEW THAT HE WOULDN’T BE MUCH USE IF LUTHER REALLY WANTED JOSLYN. “DO YOU LOVE HER ENOUGH TO RISK YOU LIFE FOR HER?” LUTHER ASKED. “YES GLADLY.” JAYNE ANSWERED “GOOD LUTHER YELLED AS HE CAME AND PUSHED HIM WITH A MIGHTY SHOVE UP THE STAIRS ONTO A BALCONY WHERE IT WOULD TAKE HIM LONGER TO GET BACK DOWN THERE. THEN LUTHER RAN INTO JOSLYN CAUSING THEM BOTH TO FALL INTO THE POOL OF BLOOD. CAUSING BOTH OF THEM TO GAIN EVEN GREATER STRENGTH. SUDDENLY JOSLYN CAME FLYING OUT OF THE BLOOD AND INTO THE WALL. “YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO STAND UP TO ME WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN DO IT NOW?” HE SAID COMING OUT OF THE BLOOD. JOSLYN PICKED HERSELF UP OFF THE FLOOR AND THEN SAID “I AM OLDER AND A LOT WISER.” HE BEGAN TO LAUGH AND THEN SAID “WISER WHAT USE WOULD THAT BE?” HE SAID. “WISER BECAUSE I NOW KNOW WHAT YOUR NEXT MOVE WOULD BE.” SHE SAID AS SHE DODGED HIS NEXT BLOWS.
MEANWHILE JAYNE HAD HIT HIS HEAD AND BLACKED OUT FOR A MOMENT. WHEN HE CAME TOO HE SLOWLY STOOD UP AND LOOKED DOWN AT THE TWO POWERFUL BEINGS BELOW. HE LOOKED AROUND FOR A WAY DOWN. BUT THE ONLY WAY WAS THROUGH A DOOR AT THE END OF THE STAIRWAY. AT THE BOTTOM HE RAN INTO EVERYONE ELSE AND WHEN THEY ASKED WHERE JOSLYN WAS HE TOLD THEM THAT SHE WAS FIGHTING LUTHER. “ARE YOU OKAY SHANE YOU DON’ T LOOK SO GOOD.” JAYNE SAID. “YOU HAVEN’T BEEN BITTEN HAVE YOU?” BEFORE HE COULD ANSWER THE WALL BESIDE THEM CRUMBLED AND BEFORE THEM ON THE FLOOR WA S JOSLYN. LUTHER WALKED THROUGH AND THEN TURNED TO SHANE. “YOU ARE TURNING AREN’T YOU?” HE SAID HOLDING UP HIS HAND AND LIFTING UP SHANE’S REVEALING THE SMALL CUT ON HIS FINGER. THEN LUTHER CHANTED SOMETHING UNDER HIS BREATH AND SHANE BEGAN TO TURN FASTER. HE FELL TO HIS KNEES BEFORE THE VAMPIRE AND BEGAN TO TURN WHITER LIKE THE GLOW OF THE MOON. WHEN LUTHER RELEASED SHANE FROM HIS EVIL GRASP HE WAS NOT THE SAME PERSON THAT HE ONCE WAS. THE ANGER HE HARBORED FOR JOSLYN FINALLY CONSUMED HIM. HE SLOWLY STOOD UP AND LOOKED AT THE OTHERS AND THEN LEAPED TOWARD JOSLYN. BUT SHE WAS BLOCK BY THE OTHERS AND HE COULDN’T GET TO HER. SHE RAN AROUND THEM AND ATTACKED LUTHER. JAYNE FOLLOWED AND PULLED OUT HIS GUN FILLED OUT WITH SILVER BULLETS AND SHOT ONE AT LUTHER. BUT HE SAW THE BULLET COMING AND TURNED AROUND QUICKLY CAUSING THE BULLET TO HIT JOSLYN. CAUSING HER TO LOSE HER BALANCE AND FALL BACK WARD. LUTHER GRABBED HER AND HELD HER AGAINST THE WALL. “GIVE IT UP IT’S USELESS.” HE SAID “NEVER.” SHE SAID AS SHE PUSHED HIM BACK AND THEN TOOK A BUT OUT OF HIS NECK. CAUSING HIM TO BLEED TO DEATH. THEN THE GROUND OPENED UP AND SWALLOWED HIM UP AND TOOK HIM BACK TO THE FIREY DEPTHS OF HELL FROM WINCE HE CAME. ONCE HE WAS GONE SHANE SCREAMED AND BURST INTO FLAME.
WHEN ALL WAS GONE JOSLYN FELL TO THE FLOOR SCREAMING. JAYNE RAN OVER TO HER AND ASKED IF SHE WAS ALRIGHT BUT SHE WAS IN WAY TO MUCH PAIN TO ANSWER, HE RIPPED HER SHIRT OFF AND TOOK OUT HIS KNIFE AND BEGAN TO DIG THE BULLET OUT. WHEN HE FINISHED SHE FELL SILENT. JAYNE REFUSED TO TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL BY SAYING THAT THEY WOULD EXPERIMENT ON HER. IT WAS TWO DAYS BEFORE SHE WAS ALLOWED AND ABLE TO GET OUT OF BED. BY THAT TIME JAYNE HAD RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THEIR AGENCY THAT ALLOWED THEM TO GO ON A PAID VACATION A LONG WITH EXPLAINING THAT ALL OF THE VAMPIRES AROUND THE WORLD HAD BEEN DESTROYED AND THAT UNTIL THE NEED AROSE THEY WOULDN’T BE NEEDED AGAIN BUT THEY WOULD CONTINUE TO BE PAID.
 


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