November 3

I Can’t Destroy What Isn’t There

The Universe:
{the boys watch Ro leave with Silver, Glen cracks up} He’s so accommodating. {smiles} I wonder if he’s like that with his targets.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at Silver} Yes, actually. Aaron moved back into his old cell. But it’s all right, because I got him to come back upstairs.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Thank you for taking care of that..I wasn’t aware he’d moved out. But I’m not talking about that.
The Universe:
{Ro frowns} Oh. {thinks, blinks} Right. Lia. {looks at her} Lia and I had a lunch date today.
The Cosmos:
{Silver shakes her head} I know about your armory and the money being moved around your accounts.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} I see. *That*. {looks at her} So.. this is the part where I explain that, I guess.
The Universe:
{Ro shrugs} It’s kind of a catch 22, really. I need the armory to kill people, and I need to kill people to pay for the armory.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} So you are an assassin. Cool. Okay.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} And.. I’m not sure I’d call it an *armory* per se.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} I mean, it really is kind of small as far as armories go. I would like to know how they found the room and got into it, though.
The Cosmos:
{Silver looks at him} Ro… from the list I got.. it’s close enough. {shakes her head} That’s a Gabe question. {smiles} Here’s the thing. Does Christopher know?
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her like she’s high} Oh, hell no. I mean, think about it. Our father was a decorated Philly police officer.
The Universe:
{Ro shrugs again} He even died in the line of duty.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Well every person in that room knows. And secrets don’t stay secrets long around here. Genja is going to have Summer summon Christopher, so you can tell him. I thought you’d want to be the one he hears it from. How *did* an investment banker get into *that*?
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} It’s not as difficult as you’d think. It’s developing a taste for it that’s a bit more complicated.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} And did you?
The Universe:
{Ro nods} I did. And I’m very good at it, obviously, or I’d be dead or sitting in prison right now.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Yes, you would be. {looks at him} They’ve taken your…Genja called them “toys” but I’m loathe to call them that. I have too much respect for that sort of thing…Collection.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} We were informed rather generically at breakfast that “armories would be confiscated”.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} Honestly, though, it’s not like it’s a viable career any longer. I would like to have my katanas if at all possible though.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} I will see what I can do, about that. {quietly} What do you want to do about your brother, Ro?
The Universe:
{Ro shakes his head} He won’t actually believe me, Silver. He’ll think I’m just fucking with him.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods, quietly} Do you want him convinced?
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} He probably should be.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Then we’ll do what it takes to convince him.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} I would prefer it if we could do it privately. He doesn’t deal with crowds of strangers very well and it would just be cruel to throw this at him in front of everyone.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Absolutely. Ro.. Summer will probably want to be there…for him.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} That won’t be a problem. In fact, it’s probably best.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} He’s very fond of her.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} She adores him. In fact.. I’ve never seen her this..into another guy. Not really.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles again} I think he gets nervous when he’s away from her too long.
The Universe:
{Ro shakes his head, still smiling{ Which is what he’s always done with me, but.. never with a woman.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles, quietly} Summer is the most…calm of us.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} She’s good for him.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} Which is a strange thing to say about a vampire.
The Cosmos:
{Silver looks at him} She won’t hurt him.. and she won’t let anyone else hurt him. If she thinks this is too much for him or if he gets too distressed over it she *will* stop it.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} That’s fine. {looks at her} Oh.. and.. Aaron knows about my “other” career. I don’t think he would have come upstairs without it.
The Cosmos:
{Silver laughs} You threaten or bribe?

The Universe:
{Ro smiles} He just wanted to see the fallout when the others found out.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} You’ve heard his story, right?
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Yes. {looks at him} I’m under no illusions that he’s just an eccentric genius.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} I stole a peek at the records Gabriel dug up on him. Just because the more I know, the better I can work with him. {smiles} He’s really not that bad. Either of him.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} Well, that and I’m just nosey as hell. Did you *see* his IQ? It’s a wonder his brain fits in his skull.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} It’s amazing. I’ve been trying to let him get his bearings. I’m wondering if I should spend some time with him.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} That might not be a bad idea. He seems to have abandonment issues on top of everything else.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} Back to Christopher for a second, though. He *is* amazingly resilient, believe it or not. He kind of has to be to deal with half the things he does. I’m sure the first thing he’ll do is find the positive in it because that’s his defense mechanism.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} And we’ll let him have that. {smiles} I like Christopher, and if I thought for one second it wouldn’t be weird or uncomfortable or that he could handle me.. {grins} I’d’ve snatched him too. But I know better. My life prepared me well for this.
The Universe:
{Ro laughs} He couldn’t handle you.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} Very few can.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} That I can believe. Shall we go get this over with? People are waiting on us.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} Yes we shall. I’ll ask Genja if we can use one of the private rooms for this.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} I was thinking we could just go find him. Maybe even tell him at Summer’s where he’s comfortable.
The Cosmos:
{Silver nods} All right… I need to let Genja know because he’s keeping the others contained until Christopher knows.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} And then we can keep *Christopher* contained while everyone’s heating up the grapevine.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} Yes. So.. Lets deal with Genja first Grab Summer and do our thing?
The Universe:
{Ro nods} Sounds good.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles and takes his hand again, looks at him, quietly} I’m biting you tonight. {starts back for the throne room}
The Universe:
{Ro walks with her, arches a brow, smiles} Because… I’m an assassin and that turns you on?
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} you turned me on when you weren’t. *That* makes you exponentially hotter.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles again} I knew I liked you.
The Cosmos:
{Silver shrugs} You’ll like me better when we’ve slept together.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles more broadly} I have a feeling *everyone* who sleeps with you likes you better.
The Cosmos:
{Silver smiles} Not always.
The Universe:
{Ro shakes his head} It’s very difficult not to like you *without* sleeping with you. I can’t imagine not liking you better after.
The Cosmos:
{Silver looks at him} Roland.. I used to be very good at what I did. Some people weren’t supposed to like me.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at her} I understand.
The Universe:
{Ro walks back into the throne room with her}

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Posted November 3, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires