My Messed Up Life – Rose's Love.
"Okay, I'll fight them off, you go get Lissa okay?" I asked Rose.
"But-" She tried to say
"Go!" I said sternly. I didn't mean to yell at her, but I
couldn't bear to have her in danger. She nodded and ran
off towards the shack. I turned to face the on coming
Strigoi. There were 6 of them, but it was obvious that they
Weren't going to fight me, not yet anyway. One of them,
Obviously the leader came forward.
"Hello, dhampir" he said in a cold tone.
"Cut the chit-chat strigoi," I hissed.
"Well don't you want to know my name? I'm sure you've
heard of me."
"I don't really care about who you are, or used to be."
"Oh you will." He stated
"Oh? And why is that?"
"Because, you know my son and my sister."
"Do the names Christian and Natasha ring a bell?" he
"You're Lucas Ozera aren't you?"
"Indeed I am."
"Why did you kidnap Princess Dragomir?"
"Because, she's valuable, and she has a very close
relationship with my beloved son." He stated calmly.
"Everyone thought that you and Moira were dead."
"We pulled it off well don't you think? Don't you want to
know our reasoning?"
"I'm not interested in your reasoning."
"You're going to leave this place, immediately." He stated
I knew he was trying to use compulsion on me, but I
averted my face.
"Hmm, a strong will. You'd make a fine Strigoi."
"No I wouldn't. I'd rather die than become one of you."
"You will leave, now." He hissed
Again I averted my face. Lucas hissed angrily and nodded
towards one of his followers. The new one smiled and
walked over to me. In one swift movement, he broke my
arm. I let out a small hiss of pain, but otherwise remained
"Has your mind changed yet? Are you sure you don't
want to become one of us?"
"My answer will never change."
"Very well." He nodded again and the Strigoi swiftly
broke my other arm. It was dangerous to let it come to
that, if it came to down to a fight, I'd have a great
disadvantage. I glared at Lucas, my face not even
twitching from the pain. He smiled coldly at me.
"Finish him off, he's not worth my time. And after that,
find the other dhampir, the female." He smiled at me one
more time and turned on his heel and walked away. The
other strigoi walked towards me slowly, tauntingly. I toyed
with the silver stake in my pocket. I dodged the first hit,
but another hit me on the side of my head. I knew I would
need medical attention after this, but I didn't care. I
swiftly pulled the stake from my pocket and staked the
closest one to me. He fell like a stone in water. The others
hissed angrily. I laughed mockingly and staked another
one. That left three still standing there. Two started
running towards me, but I neatly dodged them and staked
them both. The last one standing, looked at me with
surprise. I smiled and staked him before he saw me
coming. That left Lucas around here somewhere, unless
he escaped. From the north, I heard an ear piercing
Scream. It was either Rose or Lissa, I couldn't tell. I ran
Towards the scream as fast as I could. There stood Lucas,
He held Rose by the arm. She had a dazed look on her
Face; she was under compulsion.
"Let her go!" Lissa screamed
"You have to give yourself up if you want me to let her
"Don't do it Lissa."
"Well, well, well look who survived 5 strigoi.
"I don't need your praise." I hissed
"If you want to fight, we'll fight. But first"
He hit Rose over the head. Her body crumpled to the
"Rose!" Lissa and me screamed in unison.
Me and Lucas started circling each other, well not really
circling because I couldn't let him get any closer to Lissa.
"Are you sure you want to do this dhampir?" he asked
"Of course." I answered calmly. At some point, Rose
"You can do it Dimitri, I know you can. I love you."
"You do?" I asked without removing my eyes from Lucas.
"Of course I do."
"Awww isn't that sweet?" Lucas said mockingly.
"You're gonna be sorry you ever hurt her and Vasilisa." I
"Am I?" he taunted.
Rose's love gave me a new strength, a new hope. With
that, I moved into my battle stance.