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Post by savfantasy on Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:51 pm

It was late at night, and a dark figure could be seem flitting from treetop to treetop. As the moonlight filtered through the canopy, the figure was revealed to be a tall, slender female. Her sleek black hair was twisted into a low bun. Her golden-green eyes glittered in the dim light like a felines. Synnara Lunae climbed higher into the trees agile as a squirlle. Her dark green clothes clung closely to her body so they would not get caught in the limbs. Once she had reached the top of the tree, she stopped. Her head swung around quickly as she looked for a safe place to perch. That done, she stared through the leaves into a small clearing in the forest.

For weeks strange reports had been comming into the council. Animals that were under her village's protection had been turning up dead. Marks had been found on thier bodies that could not be matched to any normal animal. As the daughter of the elder, it was her responsibility to check this out. Most of the attacks had occured near this clearing. With hope, she would be able to catch whatever or whoever was doing this.

A rustling in the bushes caught her attention, but she relaxed once a small wild dog crawled out into the clearing. It was obviously not the creature she was looking for. The minutes ticked by, and Synnara's eyelids were beginning to get heavy. She yawned and stretched, careful not to touch any leaves or branches that might give away her position.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:22 pm

Dacre Cassius was lost in a haze of thirst. He hated drinking human blood and this was what he was reduced to. He drank animal blood but it didn't help his ‘condition’ at all. He was a relatively new; a fledgling to his kind. He hadn't been turned a year yet. His master had just left him to fend for himself. She didn't care about what became of him. He was just a toy. Why would he expect any different?

His dark hair shrouded his face and gave his pale skin a haunting look; His eyes were the color of red in his thirst. His black clothing only accented the paleness of his body. He didn't care at the moment. He stumbled hungrily through the maze like trees in no pattern. Vines and gnarled roots were bellow him but he didn't not look, nor did he trip. Dark green leaves and brown branches whipped at his face leaving scars that healed just as quickly.

He sniffed the air, trying to find something that would ease the maddening pain in throat that was so parched. His mouth was dry and he would have believed he would die of yearning if he hadn't been technically dead to begin with. His heart was still beating a little. Did that even count? How long would this last? Eternity. He knew the answer and knew the question was stupid, but he wished it never occurred.

That's when he sensed it; another person. His thirst was too heavy to ignore such a treat. He had tried to starve himself but he hadn't been able to. It smelled so delectable... sweet... refreshing.. quenching. His mind was completely over come. He sped through the remaining oaks in his path and lunged up into a tree where the girl was sitting like she was his for the taking.
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Post by savfantasy on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:45 pm

Synnara had barely caught sight of the pale figure before he was practically on her. She jumped aside nimbly, barely managing to avoid being hit. She twisted mid-air and landed on her feet in the clearing. She had good eyes, but the moon had been hidden by clouds. She scanned the dark bushes around her futilely. Her heart was beating quickly. Her sharp, keen ears picked up movement in the tree tops. She crouched low, ready to defend herself if she needed to.

This thing - whatever it was - had moved faster than anything she had ever seen before. For the first time in a long time, she was afraid. If she didn't remain quick on her toes and as alert as possible, she might just end up like the animals she had been sent to avenge.

"Who's there?" she called in desperation. She caught a flash of white in the tree tops, and attempted to follow it with her eyes. As before however, it moved too quickly for her to track.
"Y-You are in the territory of the Lunar Elves. This forest and it's inhabitants are under our protection. Show yourself, and present your case." Her breath came in shallow gasps, and she had found it difficult to give even that brief speech.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:28 pm

Dacre had so been anticipating the kill. He reached for her but she barely grazed his fingers as she leaped. He hissed angrily as she landed away from him. He had been so close! His gleaming pearl white fangs had extended over his bottom lip in his thirst and the thought of his prey so close. He had been consumed by the predator he had become and his eyes locked onto her throat.

She looked up and he quickly jumped into the adjoining tree tops. He hid himself in the limbs of the tree as he gazed at her. His mind raced through different ways to catch her without her sensing him. He knew he was a beginner, but he had to try. He was thirsty. He had to drink least he loss himself completely. He heard her question and he actually stopped to ponder it; regaining a bit of his senses.

Elf? He only heard of them in stories. "Dacre. I am here to hunt. You're it." He couldn't even recognize it was he who had voiced such a comment. It wasn't like him at all, but he couldn't object to it. He jumped free of the oak and darted toward her. His eyes were fixed on her before he lunged at her precious fast paced beating against her skin. He would either drink and 'survive' or die. At least he wouldn't die completely insane. That thought stopped him. He didn't want to die a monster.

He caught himself and stumbled back from her. His chest was heaving from the longing and desire that invaded every part of him. His own throat burned with more intensity and egged him on to attack. His footsteps constantly moved forward before he would step back once more. He couldn't let the 'disease' win. He was still human. Hoped he was anyway.
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Post by savfantasy on Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:13 am

Synnara gasped and leapt back as the creature lunged for her. His bold declaration that she was his prey had definatly unnerved her. She knew she was no match for this man in speed, but she wasn't about to die without a fight. When he stepped into the moonlight, it was all she could do not to scream.

His skin was paler than the moon, and his eys glittered like blood red rubies embedded into his face. She felt a chill go down her spin as she finally realized exactly what she was facing. This was no normal predator. Her hunter was an undead beast that should never have exhisted by the grace of the gods. A vampire - drinker of life. She had head tales, of course, but she had always thought them to be just that; stories.

The creature - could it really have been a man at one point? - seemed to be struggling with something. It would lunge at her, only to pull itself back at the last moment. Perhaps, she thought wildly, perhaps he isn't completly gone. If there is even a shred of what used to inhabit that body. . . she might just have a chance. She put up her hands in a defensive way.
"Please," she begged. It wasn't hard to make herself sound afraid; she felt it plenty. "Please, leave me be. Find your food elsewhere." She was trembling, but she forced her voice to be strong so that the creature could hear her past its - his - madness. She hated to sacrifice the animals in this forest, but such things happened everyday. And perhaps if this man's thirst was lessened, she would be able to reason with him and get him away from the forest.

((I want her paler than the moon, with eyes that shine like stars...))
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:40 pm

-lol Wondered why that was familiar.-

Dacre covered his face with his hands, trying to get him to focus on something else. Her scent was just so enticing. He was like a man dying for thirst yet seeing a pool of water only a few feet away. He was that; literally. He looked through his fingers at her to see her begging. She was begging for her life! He was guilty all over again. What was he supposed to do now?

"I'll leave you alone... or try to. It's just- I am thirsty. I can't stand it. It burns. Can I drink from you? I won't kill you," he said meekly. Maybe it would be better if he asked nicely. He didn't know if he could stop in the middle of drinking, but he had to try, right? This was his only option. Animal blood did nothing and he couldn't keep killing senselessly. Eventually all the animals would be dead.

"Please? Just a little..." he started loosing the battle again and took a few steps forward. He couldn't stop looking at that pumping vein. It was pure torture to just look at it, yet he couldn't tear his gaze away from her. "Just a sip..." He was beside her in a second. His breathing was ragged and he reached out for her.
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Post by savfantasy on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:04 pm

Synnara couldn't move. She had often heard the term 'paralized by fear' but she had never experienced it before. Her eyes squeezed shut as the vampire moved closer to her. She could feel his cold breath on her neck - just inches from what he longed for so badly. Her breath came in short gasps. She had only two decisions. She could either run, which would probably trigger his pretator instinct to chase her, or she could give him what he wanted. She took a deep breath. There was really no choice at all.

She knew she didn't have long to make her decission; there was no telling how long he would be able to fight off his hunger. She steeled herself, and made her choice. She could only hope that he would keep his word.
"Please, be gentle," she whispered into his shoulder.

Her mind raced. This was a way to protect her forest. That was one way she could deal with it. Even if he killed her. . . perhaps he would leave and hunt somewhere else. The pain worried her; she had never really had more than a few cuts and bruises. Her heart raced faster and faster in anticipation as she waited for those sharp fangs to find her soft delicate neck.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:24 pm

Dacre hadn't even registered that she had given him the permission he had asked her for. His eyes narrowed and he wrapped her into his arms and leaned forward and pressed his lips to her throat just above her jugular. His tongue slid over her skin; pinpointing the most precise point for the incision. Once he found it, his extended fangs pierced her skin and entered the vein. Blood glazed across his tongue exiting him and relieving him.

He drank from her famished. His eyes closed as he enjoyed the elixir She had offered to him willingly. With each swallow he was growing stronger but his thirst wasn't ebbing away. No; instead it had increased and he wanted to drink every last drop she offered. His grip on her tightened as his mind fought against his new instincts. It seemed like a loosing battle. He needed an incentive to break away. His will was weak compared to his cravings. He wanted more of her sweat life.

He hands wrapped around her arms weakly, yet tightly. He wanted to push her away from him so he would stop, but he couldn't push her. He could feel her heart beat beginning to slow and her body getting weaker. He needed to stop or he would kill her. He had promised not to. He moaned into her throat initially trying to tell her but he could not make the words.
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Post by savfantasy on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:54 pm

Synnara had let out a small cry as he first pierced her neck. Her eyes rolled back into her head as she felt her blood being sucked from her body. Her whole body trembled. This contact though. . . it seemed almost sensual. She felt herself getting weaker. A small voice rang in her head, telling her to fight back. She knew that he was unable to keep his word now. He was killing her. Despite that, she felt her arms come up to wrap around him, mirroring the same action that he had performed. Was this what the humans called Stockholm Syndrom?

But she couldn't let him kill her - she had something to live for. She couldn't die. Not yet. Her once red lips were now pale and cracked. It hurt to move them.
"You can stop now," she whispered. "You need to stop now . . ." she gasped in pain. "You've got to. . . remember yourself." She groaned. With each word her throat vibrated, reminding her predator that she was still alive.

Her fingers clutched his shirt in a last effort to get his attention. She refused to push him away. That would only make him hold her tighter. With the last of her strength, she pulled her murderer closer to her. This unexpected action caused his teeth to slip, coming slightly out of her vein.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:17 pm

He heard her voice but it seemed distant at first. He wasn't sure if he actually heard her speak or if it was some part of his subconscious trying to get his attention. He felt her arms cling to him. He hadn't expected that. His eye lids fluttered open and he looked up through the corner of his now golden eyes. She was speaking. He hadn't imagined it.

She clung closer to him forcing his fangs to slip free of her vein. She was too close for his head to remain in the position he had been in early. It was enough however, to snap him out of his feeding. His skin had a healthier glow now thanks to her but now she was the one pale and weak in his arms. He swallowed hard and wiped his lips with his hand which left red streaks on his sleeve but at the moment, he didn't much care about soiling his clothing.

He kept one arm around her while he caressed her colder cheek with his finger and looked down into her face with now gentle green eyes. "Are you okay?" he asked her. He combed his fingers through her hair and made sure they didn't dip into the blood that was smeared on her throat. Once her hair was clear, he wiped her throat and he resisted the urge to lick it. "I didn't mean to drink so much. I couldn't stop..." he admitted. Images of his master flashed through his mind making him grip her tighter. Maybe the memory of how he was turned was the reason he tried to be so gentle. Being bitten had been the worst thing he had ever experienced and he didn’t want people to experience that pain. Maybe one day he would be just like his creator. HE had eternity to warm up to the vampire way of things after all. He had only been a vampire for a week after all.
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Post by savfantasy on Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:39 pm

Synnara's eyes flickered open. Everything was blurry, but she could make out a face. Her head rolled on her shoulders as she tried to sit up. Her mind was confused, but she could recall what had happened. Which explained why she was so weak she couldn't even lift her head. Vaugely, she wondered how much of her blood he had drank. Would she even survive? She heard his voice from miles away. How strange. Now that he had been satisfied, he seemed almost. . .kind.

She tried to make her eyes focus. She searched through the night until they locked onto his bright green eyes. Ah. That was strange too. Hadn't they been red before? No, that didn't matter. She needed to focus now. She needed to live.
"I-I think I'll be okay." Her voice was so low that it could hardly even be called a whisper. She was beginning to get frustrated with herself. There had to be something she could do to help her situation. There was something tickling the back of her mind. Something important. . . Ah. That was it.

"T-there's some blessed thistle in . . . in my belt pouch. It'll help heal the . . . the wound." She winced in pain. Things were beginning to get a bit clearer. The weakness remained, but she was beginning to think more. She watched with interest as the predator moved. He really didn't seem to be like a bad guy. Perhaps she was going to be okay after all.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:54 pm

He watched her head lolling to the side on her shoulders and started to get nervous. How much blood had he drunk from her? He pulled her closer into his arms and slowly lowered her to the ground and sat beside her. There had to be something he could do to help. He could donate bl-no. That would change her. He didn't want to change her into a monster like himself.

"Thistle? Thistle..." he took her bag from her and rummaged through it quickly before he found the plant she had called for. He took it out and showed it to her. "This is it right? I know you need to eat. You need to get blood into your system again. You're... elf, right? You don't eat meat then. That's what I read in some books. I don't know though. That's the only thing I can think of," he said, beginning to blabber a bit from being a little too edgy.

He glanced around; making sure another elf wouldn't come by and try to stake him or something. Would that be a bad idea? He shrugged it off. Suicide was just as bad as killing. He needed to think positive and right now, he should be worried about her, not himself. It seemed that being a vampire for just a week was long enough to make him a tad bit more selfish that he had been when he was ‘normal’.
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Post by savfantasy on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:16 pm

Synnara smiled faintly and shook her head.
"Put it on the wound. I need you to smear it around a bit, get the oils in there. It should close it up nearly instantly. In the. . . the second pouch to the right, there should be some dried dates and chestnuts. I can eat those." She tried to make her voice steadier. It was really sweet that he was worried about her. For some reason, she didn't even think about the fact that he had done this to her. He seemed like a completly different person now. He hardly even looked the same.

Her sharp ears picked up a faint ruslting of trees that even the vampire's enhanced hearing could not detect. She recognized the sound as clearly as if the trees themselves were talking to her, as they had back in the Ancient World.
"Someone's comming. One of mine." It could be no one but an elf; they were the only beings their size that could move so silently through the trees.

She wasn't sure what needed to be done. Surely if someone found her here, in this strangers arms, nearly dead, it would be a bad scene. She doubted she would even have time to explain that she had given him her permission - sort of. She was definatly too weak to move. She sighed. What to do?
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:26 pm

"Oh... heh. I sound like an idiot, don't I?" he muttered and rubbed her wound with the plant and watched it heal closed like a wound on his own body would now. It was still an unnerving sight but it had its uses. He did as instructed and searched in the pocket for the nuts. He hoped that would help her a little bit with the dizziness or something. He glanced around himself once more but didn't sense anything until she brought his attention that one of her kind was coming.

He tensed. He didn't want fight but if that elf came by and attacked, he didn’t know if he would be able to suppress his instinct to lung and kill and ask questions later. He knew he was faster than an elf, but if the elf was hiding, he might not be able to find it. He already had an elf's scent in his nose and wouldn't pick up a second one. He was sharper though and studied the shadows to try and glimpse any movement through the trees. His eyes narrowed dangerously.

"I-er.. don't think its a good idea for me to stay here if someone else is coming. I don't know where to go though..." he told her. "I don't have a home anymore."
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Post by savfantasy on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:28 am

After she felt the wound heal up, and had eaten something, she was beginning to feel a bit better. Her own body-magic also helped with the healing process. She was able to sit up, although the action made her light-headed. She perked up her ears to listen. Judging from the distance of the sounds she heard, they still had a few minutes before anyone would find them. She tried to think quickly despite the fog that seemed determined to occupy her brain. She felt a strange compassion for her would-be killer. Now that he seemed sane, he really didn’t appear much different from any other human. And the desperation in his eyes made her heart sore.

“Perhaps,” she said slowly, “we could find a way to protect you. Temporarily.” She knew that eventually she would have to make him leave the forest; she couldn’t provide him with blood forever. It would be hard to know that she was just sending him off to kill someone else but. . . The only other option would be to kill him. And she didn’t have the heart. Not after he had fought with himself to keep her alive.
“You could come to my house, maybe? Just for a night or so.” Since she lived alone, it shouldn’t be that difficult. The hardest part would be smuggling him past the guards.

She sighed.
“I do not have the strength to walk, unfortunately. You will maybe have to carry me. Or else hide while I talk to whoever it is that is coming.” While it would be difficult to convince someone that she was alright, it would not be impossible. Especially since the darkness would make it difficult to see how pale she was. She would leave the choice up to him. She was too tired to think of the consequences of either. She would just have to trust that everything would turn out alright.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:17 pm

"Uh... I will take you home. I don't want to risk another encounter. I can't really... control myself..." he said softly. He hated loosing control. Control was the one thing he had in life and now, even that was taken away from him. He picked her up into his arms and ran through the trees. "Where is your home?" he whispered as if someone was there listening to them.

"Will I really be safe at your home? I mean... you live in a village right? There are more people there. I don't want to attack anyone..." he said second guessing his decision to take her home. He couldn't leave her in the forest either though. She had given him blood. She had let him get so close and put her life in his hands. He wouldn't let her die for no just cause. His arms around her tightened slightly as he thought of his life before all of this.

He had been a normal kid on the block with his loving family. He had two elder brothers. When he had been turned, he woke up alone. Of course he went back to his family and seek them for help. His father wanted to shoot him and nail him to the ground. His mother had defended by him and in the end; he had been locked in the cellar for three days. He had gone crazy by that point and the next person who opened the door had been his meal. He had killed his whole family in his frenzy. Blood tears began to fall from his face.
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Post by savfantasy on Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:01 pm

She felt his arms wrap tighter around her, and she snuggled closer in an unconscious response. What a strange night it had been. A near death experience, followed by lying in her attackers arms. She looked up into the sky, and smiled dreamily at the moon. The cool wind felt good on her face as they speed through the forest. She made a mental note to take some willowbark tea to fend off fever when she got home.

She turned her head slightly as she felt something wet land on her arm. The dim light that filtered in from above shone off of a dark liquid coming out of his eyes. She smelled blood. With a sigh, she raised one arm to wipe the tears away.
"It seems like a waste," she said quietly. "After all you went through to get it." She smiled. "Please don't cry. Whatever is weighing on your heart, it will feel better someday."
She couldn't even imagine what he might have done in his past. The worst part of it was that it wasn't his choice. The need to live drove him to kill. What a horrible fate.

Her mind went back to his earlier question. "It should be okay, that is, you staying at my place." she said softly. "I live a little bit away from everyone else. The only problem will be getting through the gates. . . How high can you jump?"
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:15 pm

Dacre was startled when she reached up to his face and wiped the tears away from his eyes. He took little comfort in her words. How would he ever feel better for what he had done? He had destroyed his family! They had all lay dead across his family room. Blood. He had been covered in it. His family had fought against him as he attacked. He couldn't even remember what he had done. He had only seen the aftermath to it all. He shook his head to wake himself up before he hit a tree.

"I can jump pretty high." As if to demonstrate it, he leaped into a high branch of the nearest tree and continued to leap through the branches and twigs towards their destination. "Am I going the right way?" he asked. He knew her house was probably deeper in the woods, but which direction? She had yet to answer him that question. He glanced around and caught sight of a few animals as they jumped but paid them no heed. He was thirsty again but he didn't have the insistent urge this time. He would control himself.

"I know this is random, but is there a way where I can get rid of what happened to me? I mean... become human again?" Elves had magic after all. Maybe she could cast some spell to set him free. It was his only option now besides death and he had already established that it would be a horrible idea to let yourself get killed to cause suicide. He would accomplish no redemption from it.
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Post by savfantasy on Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:41 am

((Sorry it took me so long to reply. I was out of town, and didn't have internet access.))

Synnora gasped as he jumped into the air. She had not really expected a deminstration, and it caught her a bit off gaurd. It felt almost exhilerating, though, and she found herself smiling.
"Yes, you are going the right way. And we should have no trouble getting past the gate if you are jumping this high."
She noticed him eyeing a few of her animals, but she also noted with pleasure that he ran right past them. She was beginning to think that everything really would turn out alright. That is, until she heard his question.

She looked away from him and into the night. She wasn't sure how to respond.
"It is true that we have healing powers much beyond that of a human, but. . ." she took a breath. This was harder than it should be. "I don't think we have anything to help you." She saw a look of utter disapointment, and quickly continued.
"T-that is, we know nothing of your. . . condition? - race? We don't even know what causes it. If it is like some disease, we can maybe heal it."

She stopped again for a moment.
"But this vampirism, it alters your body and physiological needs completely, yes? I do not know if something like that could be reversed. We-we could try. I just do not know if it will do any good." She felt bad to be delivering such news. He had looked so hopeful, that she could hardly stand to tell him the cold truth.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:53 pm

Dacre's face fell at the news. So she couldn't help him. It was foolish for him to think otherwise at all. Of course she couldn't help him. This wasn't a disease. It was something forced onto someone else. Why anyone wanted to do such a thing was beyond him. Was it to see the pleasure of someone screaming and crying for a day? His hold on her tightened slightly at the memory. It was too fresh on his mind.

"It's not a disease... It's a change that is forced onto someone through drinking the blood of a vampire. I assure you I didn't drink it willingly. It was forced down my throat. She left me there afterward. I don't see the point as to why she even changed me in the first place. She could have just let me die," he voice was so bitter with the memory. He would never forgive her for ripping away everything he held dear. She truly was a monster.

"I am sorry if I sound so angry. I am not towards you. It's just some of the things I have experienced recently. It really does change a person. Maybe it twisted my mind a little to. I have never been so angry and... pained before. Sometimes I just want to give into rage and destroy things, but I haven't yet. I only went into a... thirst rage once," his voice strained at the end of his sentence.
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Post by savfantasy on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:09 pm

Synnara looked up sadly into her eyes as she listened to his story.
"That is horrible, and I can't condone what she did to you, but," she wasn't sure she should be saying this. It just felt right.
"But if she hadn't, then you'd be dead, right? I know that what you've become - what she made you - isn't what you want, but you can still be who you are. You proved that tonight. I may not know much, but I know it takes a strong person to fight their own instincts."

She smiled at him reasuringly.
"I know it can't be easy, but you're doing great. How many people - vampires - do you think would have spared my life? As long as you have those feelings, that compasion, then living is worth it. We can find a way to get past the . . . less than pleasant parts."

Synnara had always had a soft spot for the needy. Even more so than most elves, she always brought stray or hurt animals home. While Dacre was not physically hurt, he obviously needed help. And she truely wanted to be there for him.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:38 pm

Dacre graced her with a warm smile and kissed her cheek lightly. It was just a kiss he gave to friends for their compassion and thought nothing of it. She was really trying to make him feel better and her effort was enough to win him over. He couldn't agree with everything she said, but he would leave it the way it was. There was no reason to bring up his wounds every minute and bore the poor woman to death when his bite didn't do the trick.

"Thank you. Your words mean a lot to me even though we don't really know each other. You have sacrificed a quite a bit for me. I promise you that no matter what I will repay you for this somehow. I might not be able to right now, but I will. I have eternity to do it, don't I?" he joked. Then he wondered; was she immortal? He knew elves’ had long lives, but did they live forever?

"Do you share immortality?" he asked her. He kind of hoped she did. He didn't want to watch her wither and die. He would have no one there. He was being selfish again. He needed to stop jumping to that impulse. It was better not to live for so long. You would just become lonelier than you had been...
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Synnara was surprised by the kiss. In her culture, a kiss was something you gave to show you're undying love and loyalty to a person. She shrugged it off. Perhaps humans had different customs. His next comment threw her off however. She was used to doing things for people, but gratitude was something she was unacostomed to. She usually did her good deeds from the shadows; remaining annonymous.

"I thank you for your kind words, but I do not want you to feel as if you owe me. If honor tells you different however, perhaps you could content yourself with being my friend? As a healer, I live alone if I have no patients. Company would be. . . appriciated." She knew that having his company might be dangerous, but she had already faced the worst of that tonight. Also, she was currious. It was not often one got the chance to observe a vampire up close. Perhaps she could even find a way to curb his. . . cravings.

And then came the question. She stayed silent for a moment, not sure what he wanted to hear.
"We elves, we live a long time. We can die, just like any mortal. We can get sick, and we can be killed. Apart from those though, if we avoid violence and remain healthy, no one really knows how long we can live. I know those who are thousands of years old. And I know those who parished in the first one hundred years. It really depends on the person." She looked up into his eyes, hoping she had given the right answer.
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Post by Lightning Strikes on Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:12 pm

"That is interesting. So that means you don't know if you could live for eternity. Now I am kinda curious. What age do your people usually die? Like the mode or something? Do you have any ideas why they die earlier or last longer? Maybe it has something to do with what they are working in?" he asked. He couldn't help the questions that burned and bit at his tongue. He would have asked more until he noticed something out of the corner of his eyes.

Dacre finally stopped running when they reached a small gate that would lead into the city of the elves. It was almost invisible behind all the bushes and vines. He set her down gently and kept his eyes on the gate. Just barely he could see guards standing and waiting for some intruder to enter and disturb those who lived inside those walls of green. He would have to be careful and make sure he was quite so none of them would catch the movement.

"What do we do? Where should I go?" he asked. She would be his guide in this territory. "Where are the guards most likely to miss movement? Or if there is magic around the city, where is the point with the least magic? I had no clue what to look for. Until a few moments ago."
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Synnara had to think for a while. She usually didn't have to think about breaking in to her own village.
"Our village is protected by magic, but not any kind that should concern us. It provides a barrier against those will ill intent in their hearts. As long as you plan on doing no harm, you are welcome. That being said," She glanced up at the moon to determine the approximate time. "The watch should be changing in about eight minutes. I would suggest jumping the northern wall at that time. If you stay low, you should be able to escape detection with no problem. If you head right after you get over, you should run right into my house before long. It will be far away from other houses. There is a large herb garden in front. It shouldn't be hard to find." She smiled, and wiggled out of his arms. She swayed for a moment before being able to stand firmly on her feet.

"I will go ahead, so that they do not get suspicious." With that, she stumbled towards the gate. She took a deep breath, trying to force herself to walk normally.
"Synnara Lunae returning from an unsuccessful attempt to find the unknown predator."
The elves at the gate waved her in with friendly smiles. After accepting their hopes for her future success, she headed towards her house. About half of the way there, she had to slump against the wall. Using it's sturdiness to support her, she finally found her way home. It was just a few minutes before the change of the guards. She expected Dacre to show up not long after that.

As she waited for him, she sat down on the couch. She leaned her head against the back, and closed her eyes. It was nice to be back home. And it gave her a little time to think. Her mind raced through all the herbs she knew - which were quite a few. She could think of herbs that would enrich the blood, increase circulation, purifying blood, suppressing bleeding. . . but she could think of nothing that could recreate the effect or taste of blood. She sighed. Just because nothing had been found yet, didn't mean she couldn't find it. And she did love a challenge.
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