Subject: Burning Epiphanies
by KTC on 2008/2/5 3:00:24
reposted by request
Teijal was bored. Very bored. The usual hobbies such as torturing the locals or terrorizing the pygmy demon population just didn't appeal to her anymore. Well, she had been doing it for a couple hundreds of years. Shaking her head, she crushed a skull in her hands seeing if that brought any inspiration.
She was still bored. Cursing, Teijal decided to visit her favorite human. After all, what else could she do at this hour?
Teijal materialized into Rhen's yard, under the shadows of a large tree. The vampire crooked a brow as she watch the human move with the sword. It was fluid, graceful, and utterly amusing to watch. The vampire stayed quiet and just watched until Rhen finally paused to take a breath.
Clearing her throat, she stepped out of the shadows clapping. "Very good. Though I thought little humans such as yourselves should be asleep at this hour."
Rhen jumped when she heard the vampire speak and spun around. "Teijal! What are you doing here?"
"What, I can't check up on my favorite human?" Teijal gave her a cheeky grin while walking up to her.
Rhen rolled her eyes. Honestly, she would never understand the vampire. Teijal laughed and stood a few feet away from the human, an amused look in her eyes. They stood there for a few seconds, Rhen muttering something about crazy and woman. Teijal just smirked not mentioning she could hear every word the human said. While Rhen continued to ramble, Teijal observed the human and absentmindedly noted the tension she saw.
Suddenly, an idea popped into her head and her smirked widened. Now she knew what to do to get rid of her boredom.
Moving swiftly, Teijal placed a finger on Rhen's lips to stop her ranting as she commented, "You humans talk too much." Before the human could say anything, Teijal hugged her and whispered in her ear, "Dance with me."
The human jerked her head back and tried to break the hold. "Why?"
Teijal shrugged, keeping a firm but loose grip. "One: I'm bored. Two: I came here wasting all my energy to get here. Three: I don't feel like listing anymore of my reasons."
Rhen sighed and looked into the vampire's eyes. Was there a hint of.. concern? No, that couldn't be right.
"Come on Rhen, just one dance."
Yes, that couldn't be right. Rhen sighed and nodded, giving in. Teijal grinned and took a step back, her hands lingering around the human's waist.
At first, they danced rather awkwardly, almost as if they were both on eggshells. But eventually, both were able dance to a slow song neither could hear. Rhen started to feel more tired with each slow step. She didn't even notice she was leaning against the vampire, until she heard Teijal softly hum. The human didn't recognize the tune, but found it soothing to her tired body. Soon, the two slowed to a stop and just stood there, enjoying the comfortable silence and companionship they both craved for.
A few moments later, Rhen yawned, unable to repress it any longer breaking the silence. Teijal gently stood away from the human, and in an uncharacteristically soft voice, "You should sleep Rhen."
Rhen nodded slowly and turned to walk back. Just before she went into her house, she turned to the vampire and smiled, "Teijal... Thank you."
Teijal nodded and with a her trademark smirk, replied. "Anytime Rhen. Anytime."
She silently watched the human close the door with a soft click. Turning away, she chuckled softly.
Well, it was soon going to be morning.
And she was no longer bored.
All in all, it was a productive night.
This was so stupid. She was being stupid.
Teijal didn’t understand what was happening. It was just a dance, a stupid dance to cure Teijal of her boredom. It was meaningless. So why in all the fiery hells did the thought of holding that person not leave her?!
She got up in total frustration and started to pace.
Vampires do not worry about humans. Vampires cannot care about humans. Humans were insignificant playthings and food for vampires. Then how come that human would not leave her mind?!
Teijal took a skull and crushed it in her hand watching her blood run before healing quickly. Damn this was insane. Growling in frustration, she decided to do some traveling. After putting liberal amounts of sun lotion on (thank goodness for supply magic or she would have ran out long ago), she flew to the source of her problem.
Landing a few feet outside the human's village, Teijal attempted to regain her cool. It was a futile mission, but the luckily the villagers were easy to fool. They already had a rather healthy fear of her anyway. Regally, the vampire made her way to Rhen's house.
The first thing the vampire noticed was agitated voices. Very agitated voices. Curious, she approached the house with a bit more speed. She was just curious. The second thing she noticed was a very belligerent looking man standing outside Rhen's house.
She crept closer as the voices became more clear. Ahhh, a suitor. And a very aggressive looking one at that. There was much gesturing and movement from both. Rhen looked like she was an inch away from slicing the man's head off. Fortunately, she was also patient. Unfortunately Teijal wasn't. The vampire's eyes narrowed as she glared at the man. Insignificant insect. Who the hell did he think he was? She promised she would not interfere with the human's life. But she did not promise interfering in other people's lives.
"Come on Rhen, I'll be the perfect guy for you." The man said arrogantly.
Rhen didn't know how much she could take before she just slammed the door in his face. Really, why couldn't people understand the word NO. She was being very nice here listening to his proposal for ten minutes but this was getting ridiculous.
"My answer's still the same as before: No."
The man looked dumbfounded before reaching out to grab Rhen.
"Listen here you –"
The man backed away holding the remnants of a broken arm. "What the hell?"
Teijal merely shrug. "If you don't leave now, it'll be the other arm for you."
As soon as she saw the man aiming to grab Rhen, Teijal saw red. Growling, she ran and shattered his arm with the ease of snapping a twig before standing a few feet in front of the man. Perhaps he'll get the message now?
The man charged at vampire. With a barely concealed sadistic grin she rushed too. The vampire's superior speed allowed her to easily evade the man's attack and grab his fist. Twisting it, she sent the man sprawling and tightened her hold crushing several fingers.
"Come on, is that all you are little boy?"
One second the man was standing. The next, he was on the floor, his arm bent in a bizarre position, and Teijal was crushing his fist. Giving the human an eye, Teijal casually released the man who got up and ran away.
The two warriors stared at each other. Rhen glared at the vampire. Why did the vampire go around hurting people? Oh yeah, because she was a vampire. What happened to the vampire who held her?
Rhen felt her anger grow. She had never been this angry in her life, not even when she was in slavery. Why was she angry?
Damn it! No one goes around breaking bones to get the message across!
Teijal's head turned from the force of the hit.
Teijal's head whipped back, eyes blazing. The human slapped her.
The pain didn't register as her rage at such humiliation rose.
Who. did. that. little….. human think she was?!
Suddenly Rhen slammed against the wall of her house, the vampire pressing against her. The human's hands gripped tightly to her side. If the vampire breathed, Rhen would have felt it across her face.
"Teijal! Let me go!"
Ignoring the human, the vampire concentrated on restraining her anger. Right now, she felt like tearing the human apart. No, she will not do that. Gritting her teeth, the vampire growled. "Why did you slap me little human? The idiot deserved it!"
Fearing she might actually do something stupid like tearing Rhen's head off, Teijal abruptly released the human. "Nevermind. Next time I'll ignore whatever mess you get into."
Not waiting for a response, the vampire turned into mist and flew.
Raging, Teijal took her blade.
A head went flying.
The blade shattered.
Slowly the rage dwindled and the vampire's mind returned. Surveying the damage in her castle, Teijal slumped against the wall with the least debris near it. She felt something wet on her face and gingerly touched it. Blood. Bloody tears. A harsh laugh reverberated through the castle as Teijal dropped her head into her hands.
The vampire had fallen.