Writer Notes: Well, happy late Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. My most beautifulest Sim, who does not exist anymore is in this chapter. So enjoy!
Warnings: car riding scene, unexpectednesssesss, and time management
“I’m ready.” Tatiana smiled when she saw Vaiden enter the room.
He nodded. “Well let’s get this show on the road then.”
“Now you two be careful.” Lewej said. “Don’t kill each other before you even get there.”
Vaiden scowled at her. Tatiana kept walking.
“Don’t let him stress out either.” Lewej said.
“We’re just running over there, talking, and coming back.” Vaiden said at the door.
“Take care of him.”
“I will, Lewej, don’t worry.” Tatiana smiled.
While they were on the road, nightfall bestowed upon them. The darkness plus the silence was ever growing in the car and Tatiana didn’t like it.
“So what exactly are we going to talk to this friend about?” Tatiana then asked. “The Vampires or something?”
“No,” Vaiden replied. “We’re going to ask about the ‘blue fire.'”
“Oh…” Tatiana side glanced at Vaiden. “You’re serious?”
“When am I not?”
She didn’t even have to think about it. “Never.”
“Let me lay down some rules on you because you know I’m serious.” he began. “No mushy stuff. No complaining or arguing. We’re to be unnoticed so let’s not do anything to get anyone’s attention.”
“I understand, Vaiden. We’re to be invisible.” Seriously, she couldn’t imagine Vaiden invisible to the eyes of the people. He was glowing with fierceness. Even more, she was a Human. And, a Human and an Elf together would raise some suspicions on their own wherever they were. At least they were driving out of Misplaced Stream. It was more unlikely for people here to read the POST and know about the front page article that speculated that Tatiana had been kidnapped by Vaiden. Then again…maybe she needed to contact someone and tell them she was just on an extended vacation?
No…she knew she couldn’t do that. Hadn’t Vaiden told her it was obvious that the Vampires had connections with the police and possibly the other media? How did they have that much power over such things? But, then again, as she thought about it…who would fight them angry Vampires? She didn’t want to, but evidently she was. Having no choice always sucked.
“Just remember what I told you.” Vaiden said, leading her away from the car.
“Well, hello Vaiden, it’s been a long time. And, greetings to you as well.”
This…she…was not what Tatiana had been expecting. Vaiden had explained in the car that they were meeting with an Elf that was closing in on two thousand years of age. For some reason she had imagined an older gentleman with gray hair. Elves, they’re always filled with surprises.
“I am Coastal.” she then said.
“What a pretty name.” the Elf smiled then fell serious. “Vaiden tells me that you have had some type of an incident where horror caused some type of explosion from you.”
“Well that’s one way to put it.” Tatiana tried to sound polite.
“Explain it to me then.”
“Well,” Tatiana flashed back to scenes of an angry Vampire grabbing her wrist and trying to pull her away. She remembered the panic and fear then suddenly an eruption of blue. The Vampire screamed, but could not escape from the flames. The fire hadn’t seem to damage Tatiana in any way; however, the Vampire had perished.
“I see.” said Coastal when Tatiana had finished.
Both Tatiana and Vaiden waited in silence as the “High” Elf was in thought. Vaiden had also given Tatiana a little rundown of the Elvin powerbases while they were in the car. High Elves were magical, usually older Elves. Lower Elves, such as Lewej were praisers of the gods and drew power from the elements. When Tatiana had asked Vaiden what he was, he didn’t reply.
“It seems that you have some sorcery within you.” Coastal then said. “Is there any history of magic within your family?”
“Not that I know of.” Tatiana replied. She had never thought to ask it of her parents. The only family history she knew of was a great aunt who had died of heart disease. She didn’t say this outloud because obviously it was irrevelant to the case.
“I know that this is only a one time meeting…I wish I had more time to…evaluate you, but unfortunately, my friend here has decided against that.” she smiled slightly at Vaiden. “He is always so determined to keep everything tightly locked away.”
“We’re not here to talk about me and my procedures.” Vaiden interrupted. “Let’s get this on with please.”
“Of course.” Coastal smiled brightly at him. “Do you have any questions?”
“Yes, what exactly do you think happened…in that specific incident?”
“Obviously, when Tatiana knew that the Vampire was there to hurt her, her power rebeled.”
“It is a rare gift for Humans.” Coastal glanced back at Tatiana. “However, I believe that to really understand what magic you have within you, we would have to do many different experiences to see what…makes it spark.”
“The blue fire?” Tatiana questioned.
“There’s always a variety of magic within someone.” Coastal answered. “You may be capable of more than just that display of power.”
“More of this…horrible.” Tatiana shook her head rapidly.
“Magic isn’t horrible as long as you learn how to control it.” Coastal answered.
“How do I do that?”
“Well, first you have to figure what triggers the power and regularly use it.” Coastal explained. “Of course, I know it’s not that simple. There will be some pain. Remember to only use magic when you have plenty of enery, adrenline, and such. If not, magic will take…power out of your life force to supply itself.”
“That’s just…great.” Tatiana said. “It can kill me.”
“Only if you use it unwisely.”
“Thank you for the tip.” Tatiana tried to smile.
“Vaiden, I’m sure will make sure you’re always well so you’ll never have to worry about that.” Coastal laughed.
“He will give you my number though that way if you are ever in doubt, you can call me for advice.”
“Thank you. That’s very kind of you.”
“It’s the least I can do if he won’t allow me to do anything further.”
“I don’t blame him.” Coastal said further. “Vampires are a nasty race to face. Precaution is probably the best thing to do.”
Vaiden nodded in agreement.
After a few more conversations about magic and keeping it under control, Vaiden put a stop to everything. They had to leave. It was getting late and there was a long drive ahead of them. Coastal was very upset, but said goodnight anyways.
“I know I don’t have to tell you, Vaiden, but I must. Take good care of Tatiana.” Coastal whispered. “There is something very special about her.”