September 13

Life of My Own Part 11

Boys:
[Genja takes another drag, to Chloe] I understand your anger. But your anger is making you rash.
Girls:
[Chloe nods] You’re right.. I’m going hunting.
Boys:
[Genja nods] All right. Then come and talk to me when you’ve sated some of that hunger which I am sure is not helping your disposition.
Girls:
[Chloe shakes her head] Not hunting because of the hunger.. hunting to get rid of the anger… because if I don’t I’ll kill her.
Boys:
[Genja rolls his eyes] Just go.
Girls:
[Chloe growls] Fine.. I’ll be back in an hour.
Boys:
[Genja looks at Chloe pointedly] Careful.
Girls:
[Chloe turns and walks out]
Boys:
[Genja watches her go, looks at the others] So. I haven’t sentenced her to immediate death so that should satisfy most of you.
Boys:
[Genja shakes his head] So other than meaningless words from the lips of a murderous stranger, give me *one* good reason why death should not be forthcoming.
Girls:
[Ciara shakes her head and looks at Lucien]
Boys:
[Lucien looks at Ciara, quietly] If you have anything to say, now would be the time to say it. This is the closest he’ll get to listening.
Girls:
[Ciara looks at Genja] I think she’s truly repentant. She still grieves the loss of her family, but the anger’s gone.
Boys:
[Genja nods] There is another issue to consider. Specifically, that no one here will *ever* trust her. She will find few, if any, friends here. She will be an outcast even among *us*.
Boys:
[Genja shakes his head] That also means that the rest of us will never rest easy while she walks among us.
Girls:
[Ciara nods]
Boys:
[Edward, quietly] Then banish her.
Boys:
[Edward looks at the others] We don’t *have* to destroy her. But we don’t have to live with her either.


Girls:
[Sangria quietly] Banish her when she’s brand new? You may as well stake her and set her in the sun.
Boys:
[Edward looks at Sangria] This doesn’t come with a manual and not everyone here had a guiding hand. If she’s everything Heather says she is, she’ll be fine.
Boys:
[Genja nods] Heather does seem to have a rather high regard for her resourcefulness. [looks at Sangria] Do *you* want her roaming the castle?
Girls:
[Sang shakes her head] Not really.. But she’s not my…childe.
Boys:
[Genja nods] As far as this court is concerned, she is no one’s childe. At least with Edward’s option she has a *chance* for survival which she most certainly will not have were I to set her in the sun.
Boys:
[Genja takes a drag] In fact, with Edward’s option, there may even be a chance that she may one day return should she so desire.
Girls:
[Sang nods] How? Would you ever return to a place you were banished from especially under these circumstances? Fuck. I can’t believe I’m defending her.
Boys:
[Damien takes Sang’s hand]
Boys:
[Genja smiles] And would you want to stay in a place where everyone regarded you with suspicion and hostility and where you were considered a threat?
Girls:
[Sang squeezes Damien’s hand, looks at their hands] Not really, but if it were the only option I had, and I was a newborn.. [shrugs] I’d do everything I could to stay where I knew I could at least watch and learn.
Boys:
[Genja nods] Except you also didn’t try killing anyone. In addition, in the course of watching and learning, you would also learn of our weaknesses and the most efficient way to kill us off. [shakes his head] *This* is why this is not a democracy. Everyone clamors for mercy because no one wants to get their hands dirty. You show mercy, and it isn’t merciful enough. You all but pat her on the head and give her a cookie as a show of forgiveness, and the majority walks around looking over their shoulder fearing for their safety. [looks at Sang] It is one life that has to be weighed against many. Ultimately, the many are worth far more than the one.
Boys:
[Genja drops his cigarette and grinds it out with his boot heel] She dies.
Girls:
[Sang closes her eyes, turns to Damien, quietly] I’m sorry.
Boys:
[Damien looks at Sang, quietly] You didn’t do this. I did.
Boys:
[Edward blinks, looks at Taryn]
Boys:
[Lucien nods solemnly]
Girls:
[Sang blinks, starts to say something when Ava interrupts] No..Damien you didn’t *she* did it.
Boys:
[Damien looks at Ava] We all made our own choices. Mine was to turn her rather than turn her over.
Boys:
[Genja shakes his head] I’m done with this.. selection.. shit.
Girls:
[Taryn looks at Edward and tears fill her eyes, shakes her head, quietly so only Edward can hear] What just happened?
Boys:
[Edward whispers] He just ordered her execution.
Girls:
[Ava nods quietly] She would have died either way.
Boys:
[Damien nods] This way is just a hell of a lot messier.
Girls:
[Taryn softly] I can’t.. [shakes her head]
Boys:
[Edward shakes his head, looks at Genja] Look.. I understand the situation, but seriously… *destroy* her? *Now*? Like it or don’t, she’s one of *us* now and that *has* to count for *something*.
Girls:
[Ava looks over at Edward]
Girls:
[Heather nods in agreement with Edward] Chloe tried to eat Lucien… we kept her.
Boys:
[Genja looks at Edward, growls] Then give me a fucking solution that protects *everyone*. That makes *everyone* happy. If you can do that, *you* can be the fucking king. [looks at Heather] She was on the streets *hunting*. It’s *hardly* the same situation.
Girls:
[Heather looks at Genja when Joey walks in]
Boys:
[Genja shakes his head] The best solution we’ve had *yet* is banishment.
Boys:
[Glen walks in with her having decided he *had* to check out why *Edward* was summoning Joey]
Girls:
[Joey looks at Edward] I needed to see you.
Boys:
[Glen looks at the others] What’s goin’ on?
Boys:
[Edward looks at Joey and Glen] Genja just ordered Simone’s execution.
Boys:
[Glen arches a brow] Whoa.. what?
Girls:
[Joey blinks] What?
Boys:
[Glen looks at Genja] You know I wouldn’t tell you how to run your shit and I’m just as bloodthirsty as everyone else, but.. isn’t that a bit.. I don’t know… extreme.. all things considered?
Boys:
[Genja looks at Glen] Do *you* trust her?
Boys:
[Glen smirks] Fuck no. But I’m not fuckin’ *afraid* of her whelp ass, either. Are you?
Boys:
[Genja arches a brow] I most certainly am not.
Boys:
[Glen looks at the others] Well.. someone must be fuckin’ actin’ like a pussy, then, or we’d just be gettin’ on with gettin’ on.
Boys:
[Edward takes a deep breath, whispers to Taryn] Remind me that I love him later when I forget.
Girls:
[Taryn smiles] Totally.
Girls:
[Sang looks at Damien confused]
Girls:
[Ciara looks up at Lucien as she wraps her arms over his]
Boys:
[Glen arches a brow] So? Who’s the pussy ass “vampire” who thinks some little whelp ass bitch is “threatening” to *us*?
Boys:
[Damien looks at Sang]
Girls:
[Heather smiles] that would be Chlo.
Boys:
[Lucien looks at Glen, arches a brow] Really?
Boys:
[Glen looks at Lucien] Oh, don’t tell me you’re scared of her. [looks at Heather] Chloe’s havin’ a fuckin’ tantrum because she didn’t get to kick her ass. Let Chlo kick her ass and move on already.
Girls:
[Heather smiles] Chloe is off “hunting”.
Boys:
[Glen shakes his head] Look, people. We put her out in the sun, we’re sayin’ we’re *scared*. Of *her*. I’m not down with that.
Boys:
[Genja looks at Ava]
Girls:
[Ava frowns] May I please talk to you alone for a minute?
Boys:
[Genja nods, takes Ava’s hand and moves away from the group]
Boys:
[Glen shrugs] She’s already been turned. She’s been staked. *And* she killed her first feed. Let Chloe go hand to hand with her or even power for power and let’s just be done with this shit. Then *we* don’t all look like a bunch of little cowards.
Girls:
[Ava quietly and quickly] He’s right.. It does send the message that everyone is scared…and this is the easy way out..but you don’t want Damien to have her so give her to Glen. Let him teach her. He seems to be the only one that doesn’t have a problem with her on some level.. or Glen and Edward. It’s a solution that saves face for you *and* keeps the bleeding hearts happy. She’s not dead but she doesn’t have free run either.
Boys:
[Genja nods] It’s a solution I have to go with whether I want to or not *because* he just essentially called me out in front of *everyone* and said if we execute her, we’re pussies.
Boys:
[Genja looks at Ava] And, of course, status is everything. I execute her *now*, they’ll think he’s right and I’ll lose entirely too much status.
Girls:
[Ava smiles wickedly] Right but this way *you* get yours with him. Saddle him with a fledgling that he can’t leave alone.
Boys:
[Genja smiles] Yes. That’s exactly what I’ll do.
Girls:
[Ava smiles brightly]
Boys:
[Genja walks back over with Ava, looks at Glen] Fine. We won’t execute her because we’re *not* scared of “her whelp ass”. But *you* get to be responsible for her.
Boys:
[Glen rolls his eyes] How did I know that was comin’?
Boys:
[Genja smirks] Put your money where your mouth is. And Edward can help you with her.
Girls:
[Joey blinks]
Girls:
[Taryn looks at Edward, blinks]
Boys:
[Edward looks at Taryn, smiles] It’s just so I can balance Glen. And of course, if she *does* end up having to be put down, I’ll have to admit I was wrong. I can live with that.
Boys:
[Glen looks at Joey] Hope you weren’t hopin’ to get away from her.
Girls:
[Taryn nods]
Girls:
[Joey shrugs] She wasn’t a bad roomie.. but if she tries eatin’ me…
Boys:
[Glen nods] If she tries eatin’ you, I’ll deal with it. [looks back at Genja] You realize I only have one windowless room that’s not a bathroom, right? And I am *not* sharin’ my bed with her.
Boys:
[Genja smiles] Your problem. I suggest you deal with it. I don’t care how. Just make sure you keep a leash on her.
Boys:
[Glen nods] So.. where is she?
Boys:
[Genja shrugs] Locked in a guarded room waiting to find out what I’m going to do to her.
Boys:
[Glen sighs] So.. she might as well be staked again. Cool.
Boys:
[Damien looks at Sang, quietly] Are you okay with this?
Girls:
[Sang nods] I think I am.. are you?
Boys:
[Damien nods] As long as you are.
Girls:
[Sang quietly] I never wanted her dead…you know that right.
Boys:
[Damien nods] I know. This way, she won’t be.
Girls:
[Sang looks at him, quietly] And you don’t have to be responsible for her.
Boys:
[Damien nods, quietly] Bonus.
Girls:
[Sang stands on her toes and kisses him, whispers against his lips] Thank you.
Boys:
[Damien smiles, kisses her back, quietly] For what?
Girls:
[Sang softly] For caring enough to put me first. For not being angry that I opened my mouth when I should have been quiet.. and for being everything I’ve ever wanted.
Boys:
[Damien smiles again, quietly] We can talk about that last one a little more as soon as we get out of here.
Girls:
[Sang smiles] How soon can that happen?
Boys:
[Glen looks at Joey] I’ll pick up the kid from day care. You go tell Hannah what’s goin’ on.
Boys:
[Damien looks over at Genja] Now that this is settled…can we go?
Boys:
[Genja nods] Go. And I’m fucking going, too.
Girls:
[Joey nods] I’ll let mom know you’re bringing home a new sib.
Boys:
[Glen smiles] Yeah, and tell me all about the look on her face and her reaction later.
Girls:
[Chloe walks back in looking flushed and freshly fed]
Girls:
[Joey smiles] I totally will. [heads out]
Boys:
[Glen looks over at Chloe, smiles slowly, to Joey] Oh, hold on a min…. or not.
Boys:
[Glen walks over to Chloe] You missed the part where Genja ordered Simone’s *execution*.
Girls:
[Chloe smiles wickedly] Sweet.
Boys:
[Glen smirks] Pussy.
Boys:
[the boys watch]
Girls:
[Chloe looks at Glen, growls] Fuck off.. I’m not allowed to touch her, remember. So that’s the next best thing.
Boys:
[Glen nods] Sure. If you’re *scared* of her.
Girls:
[Chloe shakes her head] Please I’m not scared of *you* why would I be scared of a coward that takes out little girls and stabs people in the back.
Boys:
[Glen looks at her] You keep tellin’ yourself that. And tell yourself everyone *else* believes that shit, too. She’s not bein’ executed, because while *you* might be scared of her, the rest of us aren’t. She’s *my* responsibility now, so here’s how it’s gonna go down. You get one round, no weapons, no *cheating*, and no Final Death. Capisce?
Girls:
[Chloe nods] Got it. [smiles] And that’s even better than puttin’ her down.
Boys:
[Glen nods] We’ll see. We’ll meet you outside in ten.
Girls:
[Chloe nods]
Boys:
[Glen heads out to get Simone]
Boys:
[Lucien bursts out laughing, smiles at Ciara] There’s going to be a “rumble”.
Girls:
[Chloe smiles wickedly]
Girls:
[Ciara smiles] Do we get to watch?
Boys:
[Lucien nods] Of course.
Girls:
[Ciara nods] Cool.. and we get to be outside?
Boys:
[Lucien nods] That’s where it’s going to be.
Girls:
[Ciara softly] I like being outside. It’s not…confining.
Boys:
[Lucien smiles] I agree with you. I’m particularly fond of heights.
Girls:
[Ciara smiles, quietly] Show me your favorite place in the castle?
Boys:
[Lucien smiles again, quietly] My favorite place in the castle isn’t actually *in* the castle. Are you afraid of heights?
Girls:
[Ciara shakes her head] Not at all. [grins] Well maybe a little depending on how high.. but I want to go.
Boys:
[Lucien nods, takes her hand] Come on. [heads for the door]
Girls:
[Ciara goes with him smiling]
Boys:
[Genja looks at Ava and Eden] Shall we watch the brawl in the courtyard?
Girls:
[Ava nods] Of course.
Girls:
[Eden smiles] My money’s on Simone.
Boys:
[Genja looks at Eden, lowers his voice so only she and Ava can hear] Considering Glen’s setting this up.. honestly, mine is too.
Girls:
[Eden softly]Simone’s got nothing to lose at this point. Why shouldn’t she fight like a wild cat.
Boys:
[Genja nods, whispers] And I think Chloe’s underestimating her.
Girls:
[Ava nods] I think you’re right about that.
Girls:
[Eden nods] She probably is.
Boys:
[Genja nods] Come on. Let’s get the hell out of here. I’m about tired of looking at the fucking dungeon.
Girls:
[Ava nods and smiles] Me too. [grins] And you and I have a date later.
Boys:
[Genja smiles at Ava] Yes, we do.

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Posted September 13, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires