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|Nothing really, just the second chapter of Lilith's Rising.||
Anger glinted into Alexis's eyes, and she opened her mouth to speak but I cut her off.
Do you have any idea how much it means to me that I find Virgo Dragonriddle?!" I knew I shouldn't've been so careless with my search, but I was desperate to find Virgo. I should have delved into her mind to see what she knew....damn my rules.
"Wait a mintue! It means alot to me also, Captain! You and I are alike, I said that to you earlier. I need answers." Alexis's voice grew quieter, sadder. " Have you not felt it grow stronger, the power? It is frightening me...I need to find Virgo, and I need you for that."
I had felt the power grow stronger, but what was real odd was the fact that a fledgling could feel the power grow stronger. I was still more than a little skeptical. "You need me? How can you need me when you don't even know my name?"
Alexis stood up. "I do not need to know your name when I know that you can help me. Our blood, captain, our feelings are the same. We were both unsatisfied with the course that our lives were set upon and tried desperately to change it. You have succeeded and I have not...That is why I need your help."
"Stop calling me "captain". It's real annoying," I said irritated. And stop pleading with me, thats annoying too, I thought. "M'names Lilith."
Alexis's eyes widened. "Lilith? Were named after her, the woman in the picture back at the Home?" There was awe in her voice. I paused.
"Yeah, I was. How do you know about the Home?" I said suspiciously.
"Then I do not understand...if you were named after our founder, why did they make you leave the clan?" asked Alexis, her eyes wide and completely ignoring my question. I stared at her, my eyes darkening. I was struck by how innocent and child-like she suddenly seemed.
"How do you know alla that...?"
"Well...I am of the clan. No, wait! Please here me out! I cannot escape them; I've tried. They have been training me to take your place, though I do not understand what they mean by that. That is why you must help me, Lily. I do not want to be what you were supposed to be...I do not even know what you were to be."
"Don't call me Lily. M'name's Lilith," I snapped, feeling rather irritated and confused. "I don't ever remember seeing you. And I don't think I'd forget seeing someone as beautiful as you."
Alexis blushed a bright red to match her hair, but her eyes showed she was pleased. "Well...we were being raised differently after all...You spent most of your time in isloation and I was learning social skills. They sent me to this bar when I was18, and I lost track of you." She paused, bit her lip and said softly, " And then I lost my faith without you there." Alexis blushed deeper. "I always admired you from afar, and everytime I saw you, it felt like I knew you. As if I had something of you inside of me. Even though I never even knew your name, I always felt that...I thought you were beautiful."
I nodded. It was pleasing somehow; Alexis thinking me beautiful. I stood up, and Alexis was up quickly and standing in front of me. I was startled. I wasn't sued to other beings being able to move as fast as I could. Hell, I hadn't even met another one of my kind before.
"You cannot leave me, Lilith. You cannot, I beg of you. Please, do not leave me here, not after I have found you. We can help each other. I may not be able to pilot a ship, but I can learn. Please, Lilith, please take me with you," Alexis said, desperation creeping into her voice.. She stared at me with pleading blue eyes, and I suddenly began to laugh. I really couldn't help it. Here was another of my kind, begging me not to leave. Okay, maybe it wasn't that funny, but I found it amusing. Her striking face fell and tears welled up in her eyes.
"I do not see anything funny with someone begging!" Alexis said angerily. I have never meet anyone yet who as completely honest as she was, my Alexis. I sighed softly and shook my head, placing my hands on her shoulders. She didn't shudder at the cool warmness of my exposed skin as I wiped away a few of the tears that had fallen. I smiled suddenly, something I rarely did.
"I am not laughing at you, Alexis. Only at the situation. I've just never meet one of us that would beg not to be left behind," I told her quietly. Confusion darkened her eyes as she gazed up at me.
"Another of us? I do not understand."
"Understand? You're the same thing I am. I shoulda've seen it in your eyes, but I only realized it when you moved." I touched her arm gently. She stared at me in confusion. "Alexis...why do you look like that?"
She shook her head, wrinkling her brow in confusion. "I do not understand what you are talking. What do you mean "your kind"?"
I stared at her and I suddenly understood. I understood and felt a deep sense dread, and oddly enough, a sense of protectiveness. "You have no idea what you are. You know we're the same, but got no clue what you are. What I am." So, that was why they had sent her away. They had known what she was going to become and sent her away. But why did they tell her she was going to be what I was supposed to? This didn't make any sense at all.
" I supposed they never explained what else was in this world besides humans and aliens, did they?" Alexis shook her head, staring up at me. And then it suddenly clicked. They sent her away in hopes that she would find me. But how did they know I was alive? I glanced down at her and realized that I would regret my decision, but I couldn't let someone who deserved to die to...die. Later we laughed over my reasoning. I couldn't let Alexis die because she didn't deserved it. Pretty funny, 'specially since most assasians don't normally think like that. I think my subconscious realized that I had already fallen in love with Alexis, but idiot that I was, I didn't want to realize it.
"Very well, I'll help ya," I snapped curtly, crossing to the door. Her face lit up and she smile brightly.
"You are going to help me!?"
I nodded. "Yes, let's go."
"Where are we going?" She asked.
"Out of New York."
She paused. "But...what about my clothes?"
"We can buy new ones."
"But...what about my club, Lilith?"
"To Hell with your club. I'm sure you think livin' is more important." I reached back and grabbed her hand, wondering if she had already began to have the dreams of blood that always marked the transformation. If she had, then we had to leave sooner than what I wanted to. Once the blood dreams began, they would surely kill her. It had been done before. A young man at the Home I had been raised, had started to become what I am now, and told the teachers about his dreams. They murdered him before our eyes, saying he had commited a great crime. But, I knew better. I controlled a shudder at that gruesome thought and pulled her along, rushing between the bodies. The air outside the club smelt of rain, wonderful after the smell of sweat-covered bodies. I smelt the scent of blood on the air, and something else. A presence that was odd and unlike anything I felt before.
|Lilith's Rising||The Dying of Jessica|