By the time I had gotten done telling her about different security protocols it was late afternoon. I was wincing in pain from hunger at this point... it had been almost three days since I had a proper meal. “You must be hungry.” She commented as if concerned tilting her head slightly.
“And a bit queezy.” I admitted playing with a lock of my hair- it was actually getting worse by the moment to the point where my head felt dizzy.
“It’s my proximity apologies. We likely shouldn’t meet again until you meet your fated one.”
“I thought you promised to help me!” I protested in anger reaching for her hand- I had told her everything! She purposely avoided my touch her body flinching away. Then I remembered the stories- touching her was certain death. I snatched my hands back quickly tucking them behind my back but my face no less upset than before. She had promised! I told her everything I knew from Monica to where Nicodemus stayed most of the night.
“The only one that can help you is yourself- but in order to find who you’re looking for look in this fountain after I leave. I promise you’ll find the answers you’re looking for. I also ask that you remove the barrier around this place once you’re finished.”
My eyes widen in fear- take it down? “I can’t do that- they’d kill me for-”
She shook my head making the words die on my lips- did she know i was lying? It was the only protection they had it was bad enough I sold myself to the bringer of death. “I will be putting up my own, yours is not nearly strong enough and this place will need a better one with what is to come.”
“The Fey will be here to see the bride of Nicodemus in two days.” I said nodding after I thought about it for a moment, clearly she was still here and he probably went to confront her himself and she had to be the strongest witch I ever knew of. Maybe she really was the one he had been looking for- or at least that's the part of me that wanted to believe I hadn't betrayed the only people to ever take care of me. This was life or death though... “Perhaps it is best if they see your magic at work.”
She smiled tightly, the smile almost cruel but it seemed forced. “You do realize I have no intentions of marrying him and I was sent here to kill him.”
“That was what I was told to do as well..." I said trailing off- another lie. All the others had been sent to do that. "You should really rethink it though. Nicodemus is a good man, he could help you.” I said in earnest- perhaps I could change her mind.
“Nicodemus is not a man, he is a vampire. You would do well to remember that.” She stiffly before she stood up and lifted a hand pointing to the fountain. “Find what you seek we will speak again once you find your fated one. I will care for this place until I over see it’s destruction.”