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Half-Hearted Halfling

By RomanTinkerBell

Fantasy

Rain

Vladimir Dracula had never been in a slump like this before.

In one foul blow he had lost his best friend and his girlfriend to Elizabetta and her son, his half brother.

Though, technically, it was his fault.

He had staked Bertrand, thinking that he had betrayed him one too many times and he bit Erin because she was dying, then she betrayed him and had shacked up with his half brother, Malik.
Right now she was in the middle of Paris somewhere.

He regretted nothing concerning Erin, but he missed Bertrand.
He was sure Bertrand would commend him for how things turned out...if slightly annoyed.

Vlad figured he just needed to relax, so he set his mind to working on his peace plan between Slayers and Vamps. Unaware of the small havoc that was quickly approaching.


Rain beat down as Everett Ainsley landed in the next tree, breathing heavily.

It soaked through her hood plastering her hair to her head.
She hadn't had a good run like this in a long time but that didn't mean she enjoyed it.
She looked behind her, steadying herself on the branch and hoping she had finally lost the Slayers. A stake narrowly missing her head answered that question.

'And here we go again'

She was fast, but it looked like they had four wheels now. She moved upwards into the trees for some cover and set off again.

Through the trees she spotted little dots of light, light meant-

'People! Possibly crowds to hide in!'

So she quickened her pace best she could and aimed for hope.

After a minute she seemed to lose the Slayers again but this time didn't stop for a breather, her fear keeping her moving forward.
The lights became a building, not what she was expecting but it would do to hide out in, for now.

She leapt over the wall rolling when she hit the ground.

'I never did learn how to land on my feet'

The thought made her chuckle even in the dire situation.

She ran through the first door she saw slamming it shut behind her panting.
She jumped when something dropped and someone coughed indicating she wasn't alone. She looked to her side cautiously and saw a bald man covered in what appeared to be flour...then again it could've been anything considering the Vampire Community.

"Hi! I'm Everett, Everett Ainsley. Hope you don't mind me hiding out here, Slayers and all" she pointed to the door when she mentioned Slayers.

It was a second later he reacted running from the small kitchen, as it turned out to be, screaming 'Master! Master!' at the top of his lungs.

Her mind kicked into action again, she wasn't wanted here, obviously, but she was gonna hide out here all the same! Even if it was for an hour or so.

She ducked outside again and jumped up toward the roof. She could only jump up half way and so climbed the rest sitting on a chimney when she reached the top. She noted that this place was bigger than once thought.

'Must be a school or something'

About thirty seconds later the Slayers pulled into the grounds, piling out with weapons of mass Vamp destruction.

Everett walked to the edge of the roof and looked down on the scene.
Three people appeared rather quickly, obviously vampires, from inside the building and after a minute two others appeared. She could tell that they were there due to the long shadows that appeared.

Only one stepped out into the rain, if she hadn't seen him step out she would've thought he was another shadow, and the conversation started.

"You won't be needing those weapons here. We're not going to attack unless you do" said one. It sounded male probably about the same age as her.

"We know who you are and we're not here for you, even though you should be staked through your unbeating heart! We're here following one you who attacked our team, she was last seen heading in this direction and figure she may have taken refuge in this building"

"Well I can easily say that we're not harbouring any fugitive"

"Unless you're talking about Ingrid, then you can go ahead and dust her" another male piped up.

"Hey!" a female voice

'A rather demanding female voice'

"Uhh, Master –"

"All the same we would appreciate it if you would let us check the grounds and inside the building for her. We'll leave as soon as she's disposed of"

"As I've told you we're not harbouring a fugitive. So, no. You can-not come in and take a look around. Feel free to look around the grounds but I can't allow you inside" said the first voice

"And if you don't believe them I can assure you none of them have left and no-one's come" said a new voice, another male.

'There's so many men in this place'

Both sides eyed each other for a bit longer before the slayers piled into their truck and drove off.

Everett shivered, she was soaked to the bone as it was still raining quite heavily, but unlike the true Vampires below her, if she didn't get inside, she could possibly end up dead.
Although, she'd never been severely sick so wasn't really sure what would happen.

Upon finding an unlocked window she climbed inside, thankfully to an unoccupied room, curled up in a corner and eventually fell asleep.


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