November 10

Tie Me Up Before You Go

The Universe:
{Damien looks at Nix} You may stand.
The Cosmos:
{Nix stands, keeping her elbows together behind her back, and lowers her eyes again}
The Universe:
{Damien watches her} This is no longer your grandfather’s castle. We don’t run things they way he obviously did. Our ghouls and humans are not slaves and they are not worthless. In fact, they’re very important to us and we will not tolerate threats to their safety.
The Cosmos:
{Nix softly} Yes sir.
The Universe:
{Van looks at Damien} And we won’t tolerate threats to the vampires, either because we like things the way they are.
The Cosmos:
{Nix softly} Yes sir.
The Universe:
{Damien nods, looks back at Nix} And the way things are.. particularly between our different species.. is that we rely very heavily on trust. Without it, this wouldn’t work as it does. Without it, we *would* have to resort to running things like your grandfather.
The Cosmos:
{Nix looks at Damien, then quickly back down} I understand, sir.
The Universe:
{Damien nods} Good. So the first two rules I’m going to give you now are going to help you earn our trust and hopefully, help us earn yours. The first is that you are not allowed to shield your aura. The second is that you are not allowed to attach anymore threads to anyone else. Ciara and I will be removing the ones that currently exist with the exception of Alexei’s if he chooses to let you keep it.
The Universe:
{Damien looks at her} These rules are subject to change once said trust has been established.
The Cosmos:
{Nix nods, softly}Yes sir. I won’t shield my aura and I won’t attach any more… May I speak?
The Universe:
{Damien shakes his head} In a minute. I have one more rule and this is *very* important.
The Cosmos:
{Nix nods} Yes sir.. thank you sir.
The Universe:
{Damien looks at her} You are no longer allowed to judge yourself by a dead man’s standards. He *was* your king. He is no longer your king. Your king is Genja now. He is the only judge you need to worry about.
The Cosmos:
{Nix nods} As you wish sir.
The Universe:
{Damien nods} Now you may speak.
The Cosmos:
{Nix softly} If you would permit me I’d like to remove the threads myself. {quieter} I can do it in just a few seconds.
The Universe:
{Damien nods} It would make our lives much simpler, yes.
The Cosmos:
{Nix nods, softly} Thank you..sir. {bows her head and closes her eyes disconnecting all the threads, looks at Alexei questioningly}
The Universe:
{Alexei looks at her, quietly} I would like to keep mine.
The Cosmos:
{Nix smiles and nods} Yes sir. {looks back at Damien} It is done.
The Universe:
{Damien nods} When you get your notebooks, write down your rules.
The Cosmos:
{Nix nods} Yes sir.
The Universe:
{Damien looks at her} Unless you have anything else you want to talk about, we’re done here.
The Cosmos:
{Nix quietly} I *am* sorry for the trouble I caused. May I please be excused, sir?
The Universe:
{Damien nods} *I* forgive you. I’ll help you work on the others. Yes, you may go.
The Cosmos:
{Kendra glances at Van}
The Universe:
{Alexei hands Damien the crop}
The Cosmos:
{Nix blinks} Thank you, sir. {tears fill her eyes as she leaves the room}
The Universe:
{Alexei follows her}

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Posted November 10, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires