Music: “Let her go” Passenger
“She will be okay.” The young vampire tells his Sire, as the father passes his swaddled newborn daughter over. He looks over at the mother, who is barely holding on to what little life she has left. The mother holds her weak hand out.
“I need to see her.” She chokes out. The young vampire nods and walks over to where the mother lay. He sets the baby in her arms and watches as she places a kiss on her newborn’s forehead. “You have a wonderful path ahead of you.” She looks adoringly at her daughter with tears streaming down her pale face.
“I love you my sweet baby girl, but I can’t be with you right now. When the time comes, we will meet again. For now, I want you to be happy and live your life to the fullest. ” She lays one more kiss on her forehead and places her infant back in the younger vampire’s embrace. He turns to walk out but she calls out to him.
“You need to understand something. Her life will not be an easy one, things will happen that will be out of our control. The most important thing is to protect her and keep her away from the elders. Don’t let them find out about her, they will do everything to destroy her because of how special and rare she is.”
The mother’s dark chocolate eyes are filled with trust but also grieve when she cast her gaze upon him holding her baby girl. A sense of peace and comes over her, seeing her infant daughter snuggled against his chest. “I will protect her with my life.” He reassures while glancing down at the beautiful baby and feels something stir in his chest. He can’t pinpoint the feelings but knows he won’t leave this innocent girl helpless in a world full of so much evil, hate, and despair. He doesn’t want such vileness to touch her pure soul; he will do anything in his power to keep her innocent and pure.
“She will never know fear with me.” He tells her parents, then they both look up with solemn faces as they are unsure of their daughter’s fate. However, they know the promises made were to be true. They have chosen wisely for their child’s guardian. He would protect this little girl, his little girl, not only from the elders but from all the evil of the world as well. He would save her.
“You cannot stay with her; being seen with you puts her in danger.” His sire replied with a sigh. “It’s the only way to keep her safe.”
The young man knows better than to argue with his sire, so he bows his head in submission. He sees the final tears fall from the grieving mother’s eyes and feels her sorrow. He remembers the time he watched his own mother cry at his funeral. He remembers the pain in her eyes, it was all too real. “I know she is in good hands with you; it’s time to take her now.” His sire hands him a manila envelope that has two names written upon it, the name of her adoptive family. “These are all the documents the family will need for her; they are also expecting you.” He nods his head and presses the baby girl closer to his chest, he would keep her safe if it was the last thing he did.