Music: "Let her go” Passenger
“She will be okay.” The young vampire tells the older vampire, as the older one places his swaddled newborn daughter in the younger one’s arms. He looked over at the mother, who was barely holding on to what little life she had left. The mother holds her weak hand out.
“Let me see her, just this once please.” The younger 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.” The mother looks adoringly at the baby girl 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 newborn daughter 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, and things will happen that will be out of our control but the most important thing is to protect her and keep her away from the Elders. Don’t let them find out about her. She is so very special.” She gazes lovingly at her sleeping newborn snuggled against the vampire’s chest.
“I will protect her with my life.” The young vampire looked down at the beautiful baby and felt something stir in his chest, he wasn’t sure what it was, but he what he did know was that he couldn’t leave this innocent girl helpless in a world full of so much evil, hate, and sadness. He decided he didn’t want such vileness to touch her kind soul, he would do anything in his power to keep her innocent and pure.
He would protect this little girl, his girl, not only from the Elders but from all the evils of the world as well. He would save her. “She will never be afraid with me aroun.” He tells her parents. The couple both look up with solemn faces.
“You cannot stay with her; you will have to stay hidden in the Shadows.” The Older Vampire said. “It’s the only way to keep her safe.”
The Young vampire knew better than to argue with his sire, so he bowed his head in submission. He saw the tears fall from the grieving Mother’s eyes. He felt their sorrow; he remembered watching from a far distance how his own mother cried at his funeral. The pain in her eyes was all too real.
“I know she is in good hands with you; it’s time to take her now.” The Older vampire hands him a manila envelope with the adoptive family’s name on it. “These are all the documents they will need for her and they are 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.
He glanced once more at the fading mother and with one last look, he promised to keep her daughter safe and then disappeared into the darkness with one mission in mind. The last thing he could do was lose the one person who made his dead heart beat again.