BLOOD BROTHERS FOREVER THE DARRNAVIAN AMULET

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“I see you find the other brother.” Jullian placed a bottle of beer next to five empty bottles on the floor before turning his gazed over to the entrance to Garden Villa mansion upon Riddian and Luke’s arrival.

“What is so urgent that you came to school to drag me home.” Luke was anxious all the way home, fearing that he had done some wrong. And he was going to be brutally punished.

“It’s your brother,” Riddian replied.

“What’s wrong with Luka?” Luke was no longer thinking about himself now, he was too concerned for his little brother. “Where is he?”

“Look up.” Jullian pointed up to the ceiling.

“Luka!” Luke yelled surprised. Gazing up at his brother who was strung up to the ceiling like a human piñata or rather vampire piñata. He then gazed at Jullian angrily. “Why are you doing this to him?”

“Your brother is going through a power frenzy,” Riddian said. “He’s in the starting phase of it, but it will only get worse.”

“I don’t understand. What are you trying to say?”

“Your brother is going insane because he had inherited our telekinetic powers. We don’t know the cause of it or why it happens, but no other vampires can wield abilities except for us.” Jullian looked at Luke speculatively. “I’m sure you must have noticed the changes in your brother behaviour lately.”

“I had a progeny four hundred years ago before you two who undergo power frenzy like your brother,” Riddian stated. “At first it starts with him being emotionless and reckless. He then started to hunger for blood more than a normal vampire until human blood is not enough to satisfied his urges, he started to feast on vampires. He became what we called a senseless. And the only way to stop him was to kill him.”

“You can’t be serious,” Luke protested. “Are you two planning to kill my brother? I won’t let you.”

“I hope we don’t have to, but if he continues to get worse, we will.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Luke shouted frustrated. “Can’t you two do something to save him?”

“Didn’t you just hear what Riddian said, boy?” Jullian said a bit vile. “The only way to stop him from hurting himself and others, we have to kill him.”

“No! I refuse to believe that.”

“Soon he won’t be able to even recognize you as his brother, and he will kill you.”

“He wouldn’t.”

“We will see about that.” Jullian grinned sinisterly.

“Jullian,” Riddian said sternly, feeling an eerie sensation coming from his eldest brother. “How long have it been since you last fed?”

“I’m fine, Riddian.”

“You are not fine. Your fangs are out, and your eyes are glowing dull. Not to mention, your bloodlust is oozing out. You need to feed brother. You know it’s dangerous when we don’t feed.”

Jullian took a breath and his fangs vanished, and his eye colour returned to normal, dark brown. “I haven’t fed in a hundred years. I’m sure I can hold out much longer.”

“No you can’t. And I’m surprised you can still stay sane without drinking blood for so long.”

“Riddian,” Killian said, standing at the end of the single staircase with Diane.

“Killian. Did your memories returned?” Riddian speeds to hug his brother, who was greatly startled.

“No, that’s what Jullian said your name was,” Killian stuttered.

“Oh,” Riddian sounded disappointed. He fauxed smiled. “I’m just glad you are alright.”

“If you squeezed any tighter, I think I might die.”

“I see something’s haven’t changed about you.” Riddian pulled away from him and genuinely smile.

“I see you got the hang of showering, Killian,” Jullian said.

“Yes. Thanks to her, that is.” Killian blushed.

“It’s nothing really.” Diane cheeks also turned red. The way Killian is looking at her right now made her felt a bit awkward, but she likes it.

“I’m sure it wasn’t.” Jullian smile obscenely. “Since you two made the most of the morning sexually.”

“You are all here talking as if all is well,” Luke shouted. “When there is something wrong with my brother.”

“I know you are worried about your brother.” Riddian in a flash held on to Luke’s shoulder, gazing into his saddened eyes. “That is why we will do all in our powers to help him get better.”

He then says in a bewitching tone. “Until then, why don’t you go to your room and try not to think about it too hard. We will handle Luka’s situation.”

“Alright,” Luke said in a sad tone, then speeds up the single staircase.

“What’s wrong with that, boy?” Killian asked, a bit spooked out by the sudden disappearance of Luke.

“His twin brother is going through some bad changes right now,” replied Jullian. “I would explain, but you wouldn’t remember anyway or even know what I’m talking about.”

“Where is this brother of his?”

“Up there.” Jullian pointed to the ceiling.

Killian looked up to the ceiling at Luka. “How did he get up there?”

“I glued him to the ceiling.”

“Can you do that?”

“You sure can ask a lot of questions.” Jullian narked. He then says to Riddian. “Anyway, it seems we are getting comfortable while the deities are still at large.”

“It’s not like that,” Riddian said. “According to Thomas Balcoin, the deities have gone off to Darrnavia and won’t return until four days time. And that was two nights ago. And now Killian is in this condition, he is practically defenceless against them.”

“Or maybe not,” said Jullian. “Killian is not immortal, but he has magic, powerful magic. He might be able to even cast the spell to open the door of perdition.”

“You know about perdition?”

“Thomas and I keep in contact.”

“I see.”

“Well, we need to find the spell to open the door of perdition and teach it to Killian. We also need to find away to protect Le Ann from the Darrnavian Gods before they return.”

“What are Darrnavian Gods?” Killian inquired.

“They are our worst enemies. So you would do well if you stay far away from them as possible.” Jullian in flashed stood before Killian and say in a tone that made his brother shuddered. “But you have nothing to fear. After all, you possess Delikia magic. Magic that is powerful enough to harm a deity.”

“Jullian go and feed right now,” Riddian demanded.

“Fine,” Jullian whined. “I will go out and have some blood.” He then dashed out the living room.

“It hurt,” Killian said, holding on to the stomach. “It’s growling.”

“You must be hungry,” Diane said to Killian. She then made contact with Riddian and asked. “Can I take him out for something to eat?”

“No,” Riddian replied spontaneously. “What I meant to say is there is human food in the kitchen, so there is no need to take him out.”

Diane chortled a bit tensely. “I’ll go cook something for him to eat then.”

“You do that.”

“Killian, why don’t you go to your room and rest,” Diane suggested. “I’ll be up soon with lunch.”

“OK.” Killian headed up the stairs.

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