I led the child that Ella, who I have recently discovered is actually named Arabella, to a room across the medical wing. This room had two guards stationed outside, and was full of toys young humans seem to enjoy.
As I approached the door, my advanced hearing was able to pick up the sound of a young boy crying on the other side. I let out a sigh of frustration. I couldn’t believe the nerve of that little boy. I have done him a favor by taking him along with the girl instead of locking him in the cells as I have done with the rest of his party.
If I had my choice, I would have left the little brat with the rest of his group and only would have taken the girl, as she was the only one of use to me at the moment. However, the more rational part of me recognized that leaving the brother of Arabella’s little friend in those dark and dusty cell would most likely upset her. If I wanted to get Arabella on my side, I suppose I will just have to deal with the annoying child.
As I opened the door to the temporary play room the crying got louder. I saw the small boy out of the corner of my eye, laying on the floor, and having a full blown tantrum. The boys sister went over to try and comfort him, and I left before the child’s screeching got any louder.
I was on my way to my office to start clearing my schedule to make time to oversee Arabella’s recovery and start her training when Officer Ian appeared out of nowhere, exhausted and out of breath.
“My Prince,” Ian tried to catch his breath. “The southern Border is under attack from Second Prince Dominic!”
My already sour mood increased tenfold. I have just brought the EM we have been looking for back to the castle and we were already being attacked. Now I couldn’t oversee her recovery like I had hoped and I will be forced to leave her here under the care of my staff while I take care of this.
“Ready the horses, I want to be there before sunrise.” I announced. “I want David to be overseeing Arabella’s recovery in my absence. Make any necessary preparations, we leave in one hour.”
My mind was buzzing while trying to make sense of what that vampire just told me.
I was angry that he had took Maya to who knows where, but I was far too weak to do anything about it. The pins and needles in my arms and legs served as a reminder of just how much blood I lost in those woods and how close I came to dying.
What the hell was that thing that attacked me?
I wanted to get up and leave to find Maya and maybe the rest of my former travel companions, but as soon as I tried to take my first steps away from the bed I fell to the floor with a loud thud.
Only a few moments later the doorknob to the room jiggled and was pushed open. A man, who I recognized as a vampire entered the room. I knew this man from somewhere, but in my hazy mind, I couldn’t place from where.
“Wow, what happened here?” He questioned while staring down at me.
I tried to push myself up on wobbly arms. I did not appreciate being in such a venerable state around so many vampires. After a few moments I managed to push myself into a sitting position. I looked up at the vampire and found that he was looking at me with an expression that was half amused and half unimpressed.
“Just what do you think you’re doing crawling around on the floor?” He questioned. “Last I saw you, you were half dead. Now you are supposed to be resting.”
He took a couple of steps forward and lifted me onto the bed. I did not appreciate the contact in the slightest.
“There, isn’t that better?” He asked with a small smirk.
"W-who are you?" I managed to choke out of my sore throat.
"What is this? You don't recognize me?" He asked in a mocking tone. "I was one of the ones that saved you from your near death experience. My name is David and I will be the one looking after you while the Prince is away on...business."
He sounded unsure at the end of his sentence. As if 'business' wasn't quite the right word he wanted to use.
I really didn't overly care for this information. After all I didn't plan on staying long enough for their prince to return. As soon as I was strong enough, I planed on finding Maya, and maybe the others, before escaping here.
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