Chapter 18: Trapped and Released
"You do look quite beautiful."
"I look naked."
Lana looked at her reflection in the mirror. His lacked to show any image in the glass. She looked like one of his vampire sluts is what she looked like. A red long skirt with a slit that went right up her leg, a golden bra with red encrusted jewels, and chains that hung off like gold chain necklaces. She looked like she belonged in a sex shop or an Egyptian palace…not in a musty old Transylvanian castle.
"And there is one more thing…"
She watched as she saw his arms reach around her. She looked down to see the Blood Ruby hanging off of her neck.
"You're giving this too me?"
"I am. I don't think you'd ever try something, at least not now that Helsing is captured." He smiled. "Plus, you may not taste good but I'm not afraid to bite." He skimmed his mouth along her neck as she twisted it away. He caught her chin in his hand before forcing a kiss onto her lips.
Finally she pushed him away gasping for air.
"My apologies, you forget about air when one cannot breathe." He smiled at her.
She looked at him with eyes full of despise.
"Don't give me those eyes; anger really doesn't look good on you." He stared back at her, smiling cockily.
She watched him walk out of the room. He was right…she wanted nothing more than to kill him but her powers wouldn't come out from hiding. Maybe that was it; maybe it was that her powers were not rooted in the means to kill, but in the hopes to save. Wow, even for her that was deep…but maybe that was it. Maybe it was the fact that she hated the thought of Alex getting hurt that caused her power to destroy Cari. Maybe it was that her heart knew it wasn't right when Brandon assaulted her with a kiss. Maybe her power was rooted in love. And yet, it seemed that even now it was too late to have this epiphany, as she was about to follow Dracula into the throne room…Alex was no where to be found, Dracula would not hesitate to kill her or worse…and loved was the last thing she felt right now.
"What kid? You're driving me up a wall." Lilith glared at the Van Helsing boy through the bared door to his cell.
"Nothing really…I'm just surprised you're down here baby sitting me."
"I am too…" She sighed to herself in frustration.
"I thought you were the prego-Vampire with the special powers…"
"HIGH MISTRESS TO YOU!" She flared her fangs stepping forward venomously at Alex. Why Dracula insisted to keep him alive was beyond her knowledge.
"Right, right." He said nodding. "But really Mel should be down here with me right? I mean come on, Dracula having Lana as his queen? I mean I like Lana, but she's a klutz and let's be real, not very experienced when it comes to love…and other stuff." He said non-chalantly leaning back in his confines, dusting off the dirt on his pants.
"You are right Helsing, maybe I will visit the happy pair, after all the incarnate baby will be here soon." She said getting up from her chair to go find Mel.
"Really eh? I thought you'd just had too much for lunch…"
"I'd watch you're tongue boy or that's the next thing that I'm taking from you." She sneered at him. "Plus, I'm not afraid to be the first to give your little gf a scare or two."
"Don't you mean Dracula's girlfriend?" He said raising his eyebrow at her.
"As if." She said before storming off.
He looked around. His plan had worked. Lilith had left and Mel would be here any minute, and she was the one he'd target. He looked through the cell bars greedily at his belt hanging on a nearby hook. Luckily, he thought to himself, he should have just enough time to get ready before she arrived.
"It's your turn to babysit." Lilith smiled at Mel, giving her a dismissive motion with her hand, as she looked ahead to the grand hall where her prey was.
"No way am I dealing with a new born vamp…" Mel started.
"NO the Helsing boy stupid!" Lilith said, giving Mel a hard look as she stared at her baby bump.
"Right, right. I was going to say; I didn't get NOT chosen as the High Mistress for nothing." Mel rolled her eyes and opened the door past Lilith to the musty, moldy cell room down the stairs.
"The shit I put up with." Lilith rolled her eyes back at her before leaving the room to find Dracula.
"Okay Helsing boy, Lilith has me on guard duty and…" Mel said before noticing that the boy wasn't on the floor but standing up in the cell.
"No problem, Lilith was getting a little touchy…probably all those whore-mones." He teased.
"You really aught you shut your mouth boy, or I'll have to do it for you." She said, snarling at him. "Pay back for the damage you did on my wing."
"You really should do more housekeeping around here." Alex shrugged as if not paying attention to her words, mimicking an unimpressed look.
"And why is that?"
"Because there are too many rats…" He started seriously, "…and rat bones make good pick-locks." He smiled as he tapped the dungeon door ever so lightly as it creaked open, released his hands from behind his back, revealing the chains were no longer confining him.
She looked wide eyed, and yet prepared herself ready to pounce. "How…" She started.
"Easy, Lilith is one hell of a vampire witch, but you…well you're just a normal vampire bitch who I really don't care for." He smiled at her.
"Well you have to get through me to get you're…"
"… my belt with my goodies?" He asked waving it in his hand before replacing it around his waste, eyes pealed and a knife in the other hand. "And getting through you shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't mind getting a few holes?"
She ignored his statement before pouncing on him, ready to bite, oblivious to the gun he had already shot various times at her while in mid-air.
She pinned him to the ground. "You think a few bullets are going to put me down?" She asked.
"No," He said his head twisting out of the way of her flaring fangs. "But a few bullets drenched in holy water should."
Her eyes widened as she looked to her stomach, where three bullet holes singed into her, burning holes into her abdomen.
"But if that's not enough, maybe this will work for you?" He asked politely before thrusting a wooden stake in her heart – pre soaked in holy water.
He stood up and pushed her off of him as he watched the vampire cringe as the holes in her body increased before she burnt into a pile of ashes on the floor.
"That's for kidnapping Lana, hitting me in the head, twisting my arm, and oh right…proving that I don't have to be God's chosen one to kick some demon ass."He said before kicking the dust that was left on the floor and running up the stairs.
"Lana, don't worry, I'm coming for you this time."