Seeing the light
Aio and Soren had a lot to think about with Draven’s words and it took them a while to come to terms with the truth of it all. The fact remained that Aio would need to take everything into her own little hands and be the strong one weighed heaving on the little Nekojin. Aio had hidden herself from everyone, but Soren.
Aio wanted to keep her mind on Soren. She had told him that she wanted to know more about her new world. There was so much she wanted to learn and she felt like she did not have enough time to learn it all.
Soren wanted her to slow down, but he knew that she was trying to take it all in for him. She wanted to be good for him. That was fine with him but he also wanted her to be herself. He could tell that something was still bothering his kitten. He wanted to ask her what was bothering her but he was hesitant. He didn’t want to push her to her limit but he needed to know her thoughts above anything and it was bothering him that she hadn’t really said much to him in 2 days.
I was worried about Aio so instead of hiding again from my worries like I kept doing I was going to just ask her what was going on.
“Aio, my angel.” I called to her softly knowing she would climb down from wherever she had been hiding and come to me.
It took her a few minutes to climb down from her perch but when she did, she crawled into my lap instantly. “Yes, my light? she asked tiredly
“I need to know what you are thinking on everything. This is driving me insane. You hide yourself away, studying gods knows what and only come to me when I call out to you. I’m worried about your health and you keep yourself at arm’s length with everyone and I cannot do a damned thing about it.” I said in a rush trying to get everything out all at once before I lost my nerve to confront her on this.
Aio looked up at me, sadness coming into her beautiful eyes. “I just wanted to understand everything about the court life here. I wanted to become a Queen suited for you.” she confessed easily. Her sadness clear on her face, she had not wanted to be caught.
“Love, you are the perfect Queen for me. You are everything I could ever ask for in a Mate and Queen. What made you want to push yourself into this nonsense?” I asked thinking to myself that it really was nonsense that she wanted to do all of this.
“I didn’t want to disrespect my new people. If I am to become Vampire, and your Mate. I will need to know about the culture and the ways the people interact with each other.” Aio said in an offended voice.
I looked at her shocked. She wanted to become Vampire, but not until she had a better understanding of everything around her. The fact was however, was that she was CHOOSING to become Vampire. She WANTED to stay with me forever.
That made me beyond happy and I pulled her closer to me, kissing her head softly. “We will do it together sweet angel.” I said sitting her up on my lap facing me. “Show me where you are at and I will see what I can do to help you.”
She smiled and squeaked happily before jumping off my lap and scaling the wall with an ease that could only be described as feline.
When she brought back the books and scrolls, she had been studying I was very surprised that she cold comprehend half of what she brought me. We sat there in our tower suite discussing everything Vampire and everything she would need to know to not only become my wife but, in the end, become Queen.
It was not only a long night but it was a wonderful night.