A Shade of Halloween

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Chapter Forty-Three

“Let her go!” Ryan growled.

I had never seen him so angry before. I understood he had every reason to be. The Vampires that invaded his house were the very definition of the word scary. They were dressed in all black, which contrasted sharply with their pale skin and icy eyes.

Whatever they represented had to be bad. I could feel it within me.

“Ryan... Soille.”

The Vampire holding Trina smirked, tossing her to the ground in the far corner. “How long has it been?”

Trina ran as fast as she could to the spot I was standing, right behind Ryan.

“I’ll like to continue with the chit chat but I’m too busy being repulsed by you, Viktor. What do you want?” Ryan asked from behind gritted teeth.

I had no idea who this Viktor guy was but I already had a bad feeling about him. Ryan didn’t seem to like him and it was clear to see why.

“Ah... Still so uptight.” Viktor gave a dismissive wave of his hand.

“Has the whore not pleased you enough to lighten your mood?” Viktor asked, looking at me.

What? Did he just call me a whore?

Ryan charged at Viktor with bloodshot eyes and pushed him into the wall behind him. He snapped his neck in one quick motion, the sight freezing my body in wide-eyed shock.

Viktor snapped his neck back into position and got off the ground he was slumped barely seconds ago. He looked at the still angry Ryan and smirked.

“I could get into a doggy fight with you but I came for more pressing matters. You do that again and I’ll show you just how outnumbered you are.”

“What do you want?” Ryan growled again.

“Ros. Where is he?” Viktor asked casually.

“...and what makes you think I know?” Ryan spat.

“I don’t think you know. I just asked.” Viktor smiled.

It was more of an evil smirk. One that said ‘I know you’re lying and I’m about to prove it’. Viktor’s presence made the room feel much colder and all I wanted was to get as far away from him as possible.

“Well, I don’t know. You may leave now.” Ryan replied in a tone filled with irritation.

“Brother, brother, brother!”

I heard Ros’s voice from behind me and almost collapsed in shock. My legs instantly felt wobbly, like I could be tossed to the ground by even the slightest wind.

Where the hell did he come from?

I didn’t even know he was alive!

I knew I never asked Ryan where Ros was after the incident, but I assumed he was dead.

“Why in such a hurry to dismiss the Council members? Could you perhaps be hiding something?” Ros asked sarcastically, walking into the room with four other Vampires behind him.

I could see Ryan clenching his fist and gritting his teeth but he didn’t reply. With the addition of the four Vampires who came in with Ros, the number of intruding Vampires rose to twelve. That was enough to crush Ryan if he dared go against them. It was in his best interest to stand down. Launching an attack against them would be suicide.

Ros turned around and smirked at me.

“I see he got you to safety this time, Peaches... but don’t celebrate too soon.” His eyes turned bloodshot red and I almost jumped out of my skin from fear.

I had a mixture of conflicting feelings flowing through me. My body shuddered from the fear of seeing Ros again after the horrific encounter he put me through. My blood boiled from hatred... of his lies and his actions. An invisible knot tied so tight in my personals from his betrayal, that I had no idea when I pulled my legs together defensively.

I didn’t want to be around him. I just couldn’t stand it. Ros Soille was nothing but trouble.

“Why so shocked to see me, brother?” Ros continued taunting Ryan. “I mean… It should be common knowledge that my Council members will come looking for me. Or were you hoping any different?”

Ryan still didn’t reply. He kept his gaze locked on Ros, watching for any action he might take.

“It turns out your heroic moves are going to be useless. No offense, dear brother but you can’t save her this time. She’s going to die.” Ros continued.

“What do you mean?” Ryan asked, anger raging in his veins.

“A couple of hours ago, the Council’s witches sensed a surge of dark magical powers very similar to that of the sorceress, Sophia. They traced that dark energy all the way here... and guess what they found? No, not me. I was just the added bonus.” He smiled. “Your little witchy girlfriend just happens to be a direct descendant of Sophia. You know the rules, don’t you? The Council cannot let her live!”

Ros had barely finished speaking when the eyes of all twelve Council Vampires turned bloodshot red. They bared their sharp fangs and charged towards me with super speed. The murderous intent in their eyes was as clear as daylight...

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