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I had been so afraid of what would happen the next day. What if Alejandro Corvinus had found out that I had lied? Kesh and the others assured me they would be prepared, that he wouldn’t find out, that we were safe. I let it go, but it was still in the back of my mind. The day went smoothly. The night, not so much.

First, I walked and talked with Duvalean. Ox’s non-physical lycan brother, Sethean, runs a clan of wolves. We have a contract with them that they will provide us with protection when needed and in exchange, they have a base set up on our land. The clan isn’t a clan of lycans, but instead a clan of wolves. I’ll try to explain: in ancient times when William Corvinus was first bitten by a wolf, the werewolves only changed to wolf form and couldn’t change back. The Underworld series’ portrayal of lycanthropy and vampiricism were rather accurate. This clan that Sethean now leads is ancient: they cannot transform into lycans as Sethean, Ox, or modern-day lycans can, but only into wolves–a more animalistic, instinctive lot with less human traits than today’s lycans–and cannot change back. Technically, since it was Balthazaar and Ox who had taken out the leader of the clan, Ox was offered to take over as he was a lycan. Ox refused the offer and suggested Sethean who had very recently joined us as our ally at the time. Since then, Sethean has taken over the clan and run it well. Duvalean is an agile clan member whose life I saved in a fight against the vampires when Aro’s assassins had paid us a visit. He has a partner/mate, a very strong and talented clan member, but he has pledged a sort of devotion to protecting me as I am a “princess”. He is the most loyal to me and happens to be my best friend–other than the obvious Ox, Malakesh, Gab, Morgaea, and Balthazaar. He, and a handful of others, have been trying their hardest these past several months to convince the rest of the clan to trust me. The only reason they don’t is because I’m a vampire..

Anyway, Duvalean and I were walking around the driveway talking and having some fun joking. That’s when the two from last night showed up. I had been informed previously that they’d had nothing to do with Alejandro’s actions and I was able to identify them last night as messengers for the Kishimura clan. They had business to discuss with Ox and myself, not Sethean as I had momentarily assumed. About that time, Ox’s brother-in-law, Balindaga (Bal-in-day-ga) aka Max (short for Maximus), informed me that there was a storm in the distance (I could see lightning and I assumed it was the Shanxx Collective talking) that “wasn’t right”. I escorted the party, Duvalean included, in to the house to talk to Ox.

Max told him the storm “wasn’t right” and Ox had him keep an eye on it. Duvalean even said that he, and the clan, had been sensing something coming and going. The messengers said that Zie (Zee), a lycan assassin for the Volturii (the head lycan council and lycan version of the Vampiric Volturians), would be returning “soon” and needed to be hidden. Why? We don’t know. Ox had Duvalean fetch Sethean who dropped straight through the roof and surprised me when he did. Haha. Oxand Sethean agreed to hide Zie. It turns out, though, that the Kirishimura clan (the wandering clan that had been trying to invade Sethean’s land due to the warlock) was trying to join up with the Lanninthra clan, Zie’s clan. The “L” clan were currently based in the empty house on our land, the rent-house. Their leader is a very mouthy yet powerful female named Calinifra (Cal-in-if-ray). Duvalean and Sethean took care of what they needed to before Duvalean returned to go with me back outside.

Sadie, my dog, along with other dogs around started barking wildly. I sensed something as did Duvalean. I went back to the door and asked Ox what “soon” meant when the messengers said that Zie would be back soon; he said it could be a couple of days. I went back to Duvalean and told him that if Zie wasn’t due back for a couple of days, who could be on their way here? The L clan was getting anxious and it seemed so was Sethean’s clan.

For the past several days, at mom’s included, I kept hearing a word and a phrase. The word was “Moscow” coming from Balthazaar; apparently, someone important–an Angelic or Demonic of the Original 18)–was in Moscow. The phrase was “Montague is coming for you.” I had no idea who Montague was. Not until last night. Max said, “Montaee is coming for you.” (Mon-tay). According to Duvalean, Montaee and Montague are half-brothers. Montague is a vampire; Montaee, on the other hand, is a lycan. A lycan assassin. On our way back in to the house, I asked Duvalean why this Montee was coming here for me. He explained that he was hired by Daddy Von Hessial (Vannon and Val’s dad, the hunter from 800 years ago when Ox was murdered as a child) to assassinate me. I asked him why.

“You’re the one who will be carrying the twins,” he said. “It’ll be in a couple of months.”

I asked him, “How do you know that?”

“The ancient of our clan has been foreseeing it,” he answered.

Another question I asked was how come I haven’t been seeing them in my dreams and he said that the closer the time comes to me getting pregnant, the more dreams about the twins I will have. It turns out, surprisingly enough, that the dream I’d had that previous night was that I, a vampire, was one month pregnant by a lycan, Ox. Though, I was Sonya from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and my father, Victor, had found out. In the dream, he thought I was pregnant by a vampire though and handed me a doll of the suspect. This vampire doll had platinum blond hair pulled back in a short ponytail and was dressed rather well like a lord of some sort, a noble. I don’t know who that vampire is because Brigantriad (Morgaea’s husband who murdered her), although platinum blond, doesn’t have long hair–at least, it’s not long enough to be put up in a ponytail.

Duvalean got me into the house and we explained what was going on, that Montee was coming to assassinate me. Calinifra came in with some attitude, she was pissy about something. Duvalean went to fetch Sethean because she refused to listen to someone who wasn’t the “leader of the clan” and not only got into Sethean’s face, but also Ox’s. They all started to bicker about her “taking orders” and while that was going on, Montee showed up. Fired a spike that barely missed me right into our house and it instead hit the wall. Kesh planned to go out there, but I insisted I come. He would agree on one condition: I had to stay behind Calinifra and Sethean. That was awkward because they’re so much bigger than me. I got to sit on the trunk of our car while I talked to Duvalean and watched Montague get ripped to pieces. Kesh came back with a claw and said that he wouldn’t have killed him if the guy hadn’t been so persistent. Figuring it was personal, I asked Kesh why he wanted to kill me so bad.

“It seems he’s more afraid of who hired him than he is of me, which is strange.”

He gave me the claw and a new blade. The blade that Balthazaar gave me to get rid of Alejandro Corvinus in my dreams (the night Kesh told me how) is a beautiful blade. It’s called the Black Rose Dagger. On the one Kesh gave me, I had to push a button on the edge of the hilt for the blade to pop out. It’s the twin to the Black Rose Dagger, called the Black Thorn Blade. I put Montee’s claw on a necklace around my neck and put the Black Thorn Blade away. Kesh left and we hoped that would be the end of the night’s fiasco. Sad to say, it wasn’t.

When we got back into the house, I looked down at my arm. I think my “sight” is definitely improving because I saw a scar clearly visible on my arm in a place that I’d never injured myself before. It didn’t even look much like a physical scar at all. I checked in the mirror and believe it or not, I could see the scar on my cheek that the fight against the warlock had given me. I even checked the scar where Destromada had put a hole in my chest, but I couldn’t see it. Not physically.

All day, I’d been having headaches. First was a powerful migraine that I thought was due to the sun. It came around 4 PM, I took 3 Tylenol, and laid down in our semi-dark bedroom listening to music. I fell asleep. Later that night, I got another headache around 10 PM and again around 12 AM. This time, I took 2 Tylenol to get rid of it. When we got back in to the house, I was feeling sick to my stomach, too. Valik did a “full system check” on me, basically sensing anything that might be harmful to me. Gab wasn’t available, but Balthazaar was. He helped out..I think. Valik said that I basically looked like a porcupine with as many senbon (or throwing needles) that I had stuck in me. Someone had managed to attack me so many times and yet I, nor any of my Givens, felt anything at all which is odd because we usually do. Valik demanded Gab, who has been uber-crabby since yesterday, come out to finish up and get what he couldn’t. She pulled out some that he couldn’t sense and checked me. She said Maladon had to help me because it seemed that I had a fever and a poison in me that only he could cure. She went back to her room, strange for her, and let Maladon handle it.

As he tried to get my mind to relax, I saw an image of Destromada. I panicked and started telling him he was outside, he was here. Maladon got rid of the poisons in my stomach, cleared my fever in a matter of minutes, and despite my warnings that it could be a trap for him, he was out the door to take care of him. Vallen and Jack, my Guardians, were left in the dark room with me as I was weakened. I sensed something in the darkness; a big something. A big, familiar, creepy someone.

Alejandro Corvinus stepped out of the shadows. It had been a trap, not for Maladon, but for me. Vallen stepped in his way and as a result was stabbed in the chest and knocked out of the way. I was too weak to do anything and I couldn’t scream or I’d frighten my sleeping kids. He brought out a Soul Eater.

That’s what one looks like: the thing on her shoulder. They eat souls. The phrase “into the belly of the beast” is true only for a Soul Eater. A soul eaten by a Soul Eater can never return; it is neither destroyed nor alive. It is simply eradicated from existence. Malakesh had once almost felt love before the laws of love concerning the Original 9 were put into place; it was because of this and Balthazaar’s actions from a love destroyed that the laws were put up. Malakesh was in love with a woman just like me named Shannon (ironically) whose soul was eaten by a Soul Eater set loose on her by her own father. The Dark Ages were the result of Kesh losing her. He will never love again, not even me…

I didn’t want to put Kesh through that again and I didn’t want to put Ox nor Balthazaar through it. Alejandro did find out that I had lied to him and insisted he tell me where Zen and Lin were. Balthazaar kept saying “Moscow, Moscow” as he had been doing for the past several days. I told him to shut up, but Alejandro, overhearing me tell Balthazaar to hush when he said “Moscow” jumped to the conclusion that Moscow was where they were. He set loose the Soul Eater anyway. Jack stabbed him in the back with his light sword and Alejandro turned to stab Jack back. I swatted the Soul Eater away and was met by a large, rough hand on my neck. Alejandro was trying to either choke me or hold me down so that the Soul Eater could do its job. I immediately pulled out the Black Thorn Blade and stabbed it into his arm. He let go, I swatted the Soul Eater away again, jerked out the Black Rose Dagger and slashed as Kesh had told me to: across the eyes, from the chin up to his forehead to make a cross and stabbed the blade through his head just above his ear. He screamed and I thought he would have exploded, but I took off running with the Black Rose Dagger in hand. Though, I did stupidly leave the Black Thorn Blade in his arm to let the poisons seep in; I didn’t take it with me so he has it.

I ran as fast as I could into the game room and saw Maladon. Seconds after I stopped, I was choking and trying to catch my breath. He took me down the hall towards the master bedroom and set me against the wall while he took care of the Soul Eater. By the time he returned, I was hysterically crying because of Jack and Vallen and what I’d been afraid of. I stayed on the couch and when I woke up, Jack was using Ox’s body to talk to me. He said they were both okay and that I had nothing to worry about. They, along with Ox’s guardians of Belik, Dralik, and Bralik, had sealed up the house so that nothing could get in no matter what it was. I couldn’t sleep, but I laid in bed until Balthazaar took over.

In his sleep, Ox’s claws dug into my body’s arm. He was having a recurring nightmare again. Balthazaar blocked his claws, took the energy that was in my arm, and fashioned it into a blade. A black blade with gold filigree in the handle. At the tip, he started to make a second smaller blade, but broke it off and instead took Montee’s claw and settled it into the tip of the butt of the hilt. He gave this blade to Ox, let me back out when my body was tired enough to sleep on its own, and I dreamed of vampires. Balthazaar assures me that if Montague, Montee’s vampiric brother, comes to kill me, he will make a twin blade to Ox’s for me with Montague’s vampiric fang.

I am terrified of what Alejandro has in store for me when he returns from Moscow–if he even goes before he gets revenge. He’s furious…and now he had the Black Thorn Blade. But it was a gift from Kesh and I have every intention of getting it back from Alejandro. I’m just worried about Ox and his Givens… What if Alejandro uses them to get to me? He’d said that night he’d possessed Ox that I was “too easy” because I would give anything to protect Ox. What if Kesh can’t protect him this time? I’m so afraid..

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Morgaea

During the time period between the death of Samuel and the next life I can recall, a pure-blooded witch named Jade performed a forbidden ritual to try and taint her blood which would grant her an insane amount of power. The ritual called upon an entity known as a Harbinger (these will be explained later in the story). She had her mind set upon a particular Harbinger, but she instead encountered Chorvaldo, the Harbinger of Chaos. Jade’s tainted blood was used as a kind of rare candy for my soul mate. Unkown to Samuel during his next few normal lives, a group of six people lead by Vannon placed an incantation on her blood in order to keep Samuel from hunting the flesh of others in his other lives. Brig, Vannon, Jade, Azael, Damien and his brother, Garek were the original six members who performed the soul-blood ritual.

This chapter is a significant life in the chronology of our story; it was the third or fourth time I was reincarnated, but the lives before were normal. My name then was Morgaea Thelanti. During conception, I acquired a twin sister, Elizabeth, who became the younger of us. Our bloodline descended from the witch named Jade, but it was my sister who gained the title of witch from our father, a powerful warlock. I, on the other hand, inherited our mother’s bloodline: vampire. We were the daughters of a wealthy man who had worked hard for his fortune and raised us in a townhouse as normal children until our late teens.

It was then that our father decided to have our townhouse remodeled by a farm boy. His name was Alastair, the reincarnated soul of Samuel. I frowned upon him at first because of his status, but as weeks went on during our remodeling, my opinion of him changed. I discovered that he was the youngest of three sons sired by his poor father: Alastair, Nathaniel, and Zeke.

After nine months, he finally courted me and took me horseback riding. We sat down at a picnic and talked for hours. In the course of our picnic, my father stopped by to chat. He stayed a bit longer than we had anticipated, but both my father and Alastair seemed to enjoy each other’s company. When my father decided to leave us alone, he gave us his blessing on our official courting status. We dated for months. My sister became jealous because she felt, for some reason or another that Alastair was supposed to be interested in her instead of me. The harder she tried, the easier it became for Alastair to ignore her advances.

Alas, our happiness was postponed when Alastair got word that his father was on his deathbed. He gave us his apologies and excused himself at once. In the three months that he was taking care of his father, I visited him often—as did my sister. He was polite to her, yet rude at the same time. He was far more worried about his father’s health than anything. His father was such a kind and wise man. He listened so intently to Alastair’s ramblings about me that it took him only a short while for him to figure out how in love his youngest son was. Alastair’s father had it placed in his will that everything went to him to sell: the property, the livestock, all of it. Everything would go to Alastair. However, once Alastair sold it, he must give half of the fortune to his brothers to split between themselves. If there was an attempt on his life or if he was to die of unnatural causes and the brothers were found to be behind it, they would get nothing. As I said, Alastair’s father was wise and, at times, clever.

Those last three months after the will was changed, his brothers hired one or two men to kill Alastair. The Judge/Deputy Sheriff caught the man and his two brothers conspiring to murder him. He had them sent away and when his father finally passed on and Alastair sold everything, he became wealthier than even my father. Yet, he set it all back and moved in to the townhouse with us at my father’s request. Everything Alastair had gained, he placed into his will that in the event of his death, I would gain everything. When the Judge asked why he did that, Alastair replied “I’m in love”. It was then that the Judge learned of Alastair’s plans to marry me.

When my sister found out, all hell broke loose. She searched for a soothe sayer in order to learn how to invoke the spirits of one of our ancestors. The ancestor my sister sought out was none other than the tainted witch, Jade. It was Jade who told Elizabeth how to perform a ritual called a soul-body-possession. This allowed Elizabeth to inhabit my body while I watched from inside, helpless to stop her.

The day Alastair came to propose to me Elizabeth had possessed my body. When he did propose, she did the most terrible thing a person could ever do. In a way, my twin sister killed two birds with one stone: Alastair and myself.

“I am not in love with you,” she said pretending to be me. “I was never in love with you. I was using you and now that I have everything that I want, you are of no use to me. If you truly love me, you’ll drop dead and give me my fortune.”

The broken hearted man went home and put a pistol to his head… He self-destructed. Alastair death is not the ending of my story, however. A witness told me that my sister had went to a sooth sayer. I sought out the same sooth sayer to find out what my sister had done. When the sooth sayer informed me of my sister’s intentions and curiousity, I tried to kill Elizabeth. Of course, my father stopped me and set a trap. My father was just as wise and clever as Alastair’s father. Instead, he changed his own last will and testament so that I would inherit everything and Elizabeth would get absolutely nothing. The moment she found out, my twin sister tried to kill me. She was arrested for attempted murder and the judge had her put away.

In the event of Alastair’s death, I did indeed inherit everything his father had left him. I could have very well been the wealthiest woman in the county, probably in the entire province once my father passed away and I’d inherited his fortune as well. I could have been, but what value did money have without a husband or a family? With the fortune, I remodeled the town. In exchange, I was given the key to the city. This attracted the eye of several suitors, but none of whom caught my interest like a singular man whose own fortune had been squandered and who was known to be rich only through his father’s name.

His name was Brig. Yes, one of the original six who had placed an incantation upon Jade’s blood had found an interest in the wealthiest young miss within that area. Brig, too, was a vampire. He longed for me only for my fortune, but apparently he played out being in love with me all too well. In an attempt to move on with my life, I agreed to give him my hand in marriage. In the following year, I had suspected him of adultery many times and caught him at long last. The fiend tried to make it up to me, convinced me his love was true, and made love to me that very night. It was then that I conceived a child. A pure-blooded vampire child who died of SIDs within seven months of her life…

I sank into a deep depression. That was when Brig decided to try and get his fortune, but he knew I was not a normal human. He had to take extra precautions to ensure I was dead. First, he shot me in the heart and then stabbed me. My body was burned, the ashes pissed on. My father, who was the Power of Attorney chosen by me, signed away my entire fortune. It did not go to my treacherous husband. Instead, the entirety of my fortune—what I had inherited from Alastair and would inherit from my father—went to the town, as I had requested. Brig was left with nothing.

The murder of the vampire Morgaea Thelanti triggered an unusual reincarnation. Her soul was fused with that of a Harbinger, Lestraido, and placed into my present self. My past life is now one of my Givens. I try to warn many people about her awful temper, loathing for men, and that serious case of vengeance she has set up for Brig when she comes across him again.