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Vampire Lord found a map that gave him the location of the origin of the dark figures, and discovered that it was, in fact, on earth!
So Vampire Lord and Nireth got in a cab and were being driven along, when Vampire Lord realized that the cab driver was taking them somewhere without having asked them for their location. When the cab stopped, Vampire Lord dragged Nireth away and they climbed into a new cab, which did all sorts of crazy maneuvers to lose any pursuers.
Vampire Lord hen explained to Nireth that the cab driver had actually been a dark figure in disguise; that the dark figures knew that they were on earth and that they were trying to hinder Vampire Lord’s mission to destroy them at the source. The source is the Vesper family–a group of people who have chosen the evil way of life above the good way of life.
He also revealed that he was not really “Vampire Lord”: he explained that his real name is Tiberius Cahill, and that his ancestor Gideon Cahill’s ring will help him gain enough power to stop the Vespers. The Vesper and Cahill family have been feuding for a very long time, so this mission is a very personal one for Vampire Lord.
Unfortunately, the ring’s location was known by the Vespers, who had every weapon imagineable. The only hope was to get to the ring first–which Vampire Lord did!
But, once again, the Vespers unfortunately knew the ring’s location, so they were able to find Vampire Lord and Nireth. They were knocked unconscious by sleeping gas, and when they woke up the Vespers had stolen the ring!
Vampire Lord assured Nireth and Shadow-Rue, who joined them in their cell, that there was still hope: Gideon’s Serum, which he had in his posession, but it would only be of any help when combined with the ring.
Soon, though, Vampire Lord discovered that the ring–which had supposedly been stolen–had been dropped by one of the guards into a glass of water! Unfortunately, he discovered this by drinking the glass of water and getting the ring stuck in his throat.
Nireth and Shadow (who turned into Raider) struggled to save Vampire Lord, but their efforts were useless!
TO BE CONTINUED…
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(Please note: I added some things to try and make the story clearer for a readed who wasn’t there)
“All right,” Vampire Lord said, “I found the map to the source of the dark figures in a book. Apparently,” Vampire Lord paused, “it’s on earth.”
“Really?” Nireth was startled. “But that’s where I’m from!”
Vampire Lord nodded, “We have to get to earth to stop the dark figures.”
Out of nowhere, a cab drove up. The driver said, “I’m looking for Vampire Lord and Nireth. If you’re them, then get in!”
Nireth and Vampire Lord climbed into the cab, which drove off rather abruptly.
“What is this?” Nireth asked, looking around in awe.
“It’s a cab,” Vampire Lord explained, “something from earth.” He was obviously distracted.
“We’ll be at the hotel in a few minutes,” the cab driver said.
Suddenly, as if someone had stuck him with a pin, he jumped and said loudly, “I forgot to take my medication on the way! We have to stop!”
“Are you all right?” Nireth asked, concerned.
Vampire Lord shook his head, but said, “I’ll be fine.”
When the cab stopped, the taxi driver asked if he could get their bags.
“Yes, please!” Vampire Lord said.
While the cab driver was busy, Vampire Lord grabbed Nireth and ran as fast as his legs could carry him. “Taxi!” he called, hailing another cab.
“Get in!” he cried. Nireth and Vampire Lord climbed into the cab.
Vampire Lord issued all sorts of weird directions, confusing the cab driver immensely; “Take this alley–NO! Not the street, the alley!”
Finally, Vampire Lord asked the cab driver to let them out near a small hotel. The cab driver, who was relieved to have his crazy passengers out of the car, drove away. Nireth and Vampire Lord went into the hotel lobby, which was strangely empty, where they stood and discussed their adventure so far.
“What was that all about?” Nireth asked, rather sick from their car drive.
“I never gave the first cab driver a location,” Vampire Lord said gravely, “but he clearly had somewhere he wanted to take us. He was a dark figure in disguise. And as for the ride: I had to make sure we weren’t being followed.”
Nireth gaped, “So–they could be anyone?”
Vampire Lord nodded solemnly. “That’s right. But I know a way to stop them. I know of a ring that will make my powers strong enough to stop them–the ring of my ancestor, Gideon Cahill.”
“That sounds useful!” Nireth said. “How can we find it?”
“It is usually kept in a bank vault in Switzerland,” Vampire Lord explained.
Nireth bit her lip. “Oh. How far is Switzerland? And why would a family ring help defeat the dark figures?”
Vampire Lord took a deep breath, “I really shouldn’t be telling you this, but my real name is Tiberius Cahill. The ‘Vampire Lord’ thing is fake.
“There are four branches in the Cahill universe: Janus, Tomas, Lucian,and Ekatarina. I am a Janus.
“But we have to keep the Cahill name secret for a reason. You see, the dark figures are created by the Vespers, our mortal enemies.”
Nireth shivered, “But why would anyone do something so awful?”
Vampire Lord shrugged, “That’s just it; I don’t know.”
“Will the ring take away their power to create the dark figures?” Nireth asked.
“Probably,” Vampire Lord said, “but there’s just one problem: the Vespers know the location of the ring, as well. And they are fully capable of getting it–they have every weapon imagineable!”
Nireth bit her lip, “We’ll just have to beat them to the ring!”
“Nope!” Vampire Lord said with a grin, “I actually got it last night. It’s right here.” He held up a silver ring.
“Oh, good!” Nireth said, clapping happily. Then, slowly, realization dawned: “Wait,” she said, “if they know the location of the ring, and the ring is here, does that mean they know our location?”
Vampire Lord nodded, “Allright, so now we have to go to–” his sentence was cut off by a voice on the intercom system:
“Ah, Tiberius and a friend,” the voice said maliciously. “All of your Cahill training, and you walked right into our trap. Not even you two are immune to knock-out gas!”
A thick, green gas filled the hotel lobby, and both Nireth and Vampire Lord were knocked unconscious.
Vampire Lord was the first to re-awaken. He realized, with growing dread, that he could not find the ring. “Nireth, wake up!” He cried. “They took the ring!”
“What?” Nireth asked, suddenly wide awake. “Oh, this is terrible!”
Vampire Lord nodded glumly, “Now they can overthrow the Cahills and steal the only other thing that can beat the Vespers: Gideon’s Serum.”
“Gideon’s Serum?” asked Nireth. “What is that?”
“It’s a compound made of every chemical known to mankind, and it was also hidden in the bank vault…” Vampire Lord stopped short. “Wait a second, I stole that, too!”
“Oh, good!” Nireth said happily. “How do we use it to defeat the Vespers?”
“We combine it with the ring,” Vampire Lord frowned.
Nireth’s eyes narrowed. “One of us will have to get the ring then–I’ll do it!” she volunteered herself.
Vampire Lord shook his head and took a drink from a nearby glass of water and began to choke. “Oh!” he cried. “They dropped the ring!”
“Really?” Nireth asked. “Where?” She began looking all around for the ring.
“It was–” Vampire Lord coughed–”in the glass!”
“Oh, no!” Nireth said. “Are you all right?”
“I’m choking!” Vampire Lord cried.
“Oh, um, right!” Nireth ran around behind Vampire Lord and began thumping him on the back, trying to get the ring to dislodge from his throat.
Shadow appeared out of nowhere, “What’s going on?” she asked, staring at the strange sight.
“I’m choking on a Gideon Cahill’s ring!” Vampire Lord exclaimed.
Shadow-Rue changed into Raider.
“Am I doing this right?” Nireth asked anxiously, pounding harder on her friend’s back.
Despite their efforts, Vampire Lord still choked.
TO BE CONTINUED…