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Chapter 14: Weapons
It was around twelve thirty when someone knocked on the door.
I got up from the couch and went to open it.
A man, tall, blue eyes and pale skin was standing in the doorway. He looked cautious more than anything.
"Are you Svetlana's boyfriend?" I asked.
He nodded. "Yes." He said in a thick Russian accent.
He stepped into the house carrying a bag in his hand.
It was huge. You'd think there was a body in there.
Nick stood up from the couch eyeing the man and looked at me.
I shrugged and closed the door.
He dropped the bag onto the floor and I swallowed.
"Do you want some water or a beer?" I asked.
"Yeah man, you look nervous as hell." Nick said.
I glared at him and he shrugged innocently.
"Water would be fine." the man said.
I looked to Nick and he rolled his eyes and went into the kitchen.
"What's your name?" I asked.
"Alexander Bascov." He answered.
"What part of Russia are you from?"
Nick came back in and gave him his glass of water.
Alexander took it into hands and drunk it all in one gulp. He handed the cup back to Nick who stared at him.
Alexander sat down on the couch and grabbed the bag and opened it.
The first thing he took out was a wooden crossbow.
Nick's eyes grew wide. "Oh shit."
He reached for it.
"Careful," Alexander said, "It's heavy."
Nick scoffed and took the crossbow from him. It dropped to the floor along with Nick's arms.
"I told you." Alexander said.
Nick attempted to lift it up.
"There are stakes to put in it. I have ten here. Will that be enough?"
"You only brought ten?" Nick asked.
"For the crossbow, I brought ten. However," He reached into the bag to pull out a bigger stake. It was thick, splinters stuck out beside the point.
"A 15 inch stake." He studied it carefully.
I held my hand out.
"You'll need gloves or this will hurt you." He said.
He put the stake down and slipped the black leather gloves off his hands and gave them to me.
I took them in my hands and felt the leather.
Alexander reached into the bag and got out a medium sized spray bottle and gave it to me.
"What is this?" I asked studying it.
I sprayed it and Alexander quickly snatched it from me.
"Don't. You have to be very careful with this. It melts your skin right off like acid." He said.
"What will it do to vampires?" I asked.
"The same. But they won't die from it. It's temporary."
"What is it?"
"Mercury." Alexander answered.
"You mean the chemical?"
He nodded. "It'll temporarily distract the vampires."
Nick nodded. "That's fuckin-" A stake shot from the crossbow and Alexander quickly catched it fast. Too fast.
I stared at him in shock. Whoa.
"I thought you were human." I said.
He threw the stake down and glared at Nick.
Nick shrugged innocently.
Alexander examined the splinters in his hand and his palm began bleeding.
"We should put that under some water." I said.
Alexander followed me to the kitchen and Nick followed in and sat in the chair.
I turned the water on and it hit Alexander's palm.
He breathed out and relaxed. "I am human."
"You caught that stake really fast."
"I was a hunter."
I stared into his blue eyes. "A v-vampire hunter?" I asked.
He nodded. "My father forced it on me. I had no choice. I was introduced into the supernatural world at a very young age and forced to kill any supernatural beings I discovered."
"Beings? There's other things out there beyond vampires?"
Alexander didn't answer.
I turned the water off and Alexander grabbed his hand with his other and sighed. "You have to be very careful."
We walked back into the living room.
He sat back on the couch and pulled out a beige bandage from the bag and carefully began wrapping it around his hand.
"Wow, you're really prepared for this."
He nodded. "Have to be."
I studied him for a second an something was messing with me internally. "Wait, if you use to be a vampire hunter, why are you with one?" I asked.
Alexander nodded. "I figured you'd ask that." He sighed and sat back. "The last vampire I was hunting was Svetlana. She was fast.
I could have stopped hunting after my father died but it was something I was used to.
I decided at the time that'd I hunt one more vampire and I'm done until I die.
Svetlana is over five thousand years old.
The hardest vampire I'd ever tried to kill.
The whole thing became a game.
A serious killing game and then…..it eventually, out of nowhere, turned to lust. And I decided not to kill her just as she decided not to eat me."
He nodded and reached into the bag and pulled out a black gun from his bag.
"Remy said bullets don't hurt vampires."
"There are mercury bullets in here. Once it goes throughout their body, it'll melt all their insides and then their outsides."
He nodded. "Mercury is very serious. People use to think that only stakes and the sun can kill vampires but there are other things out there. They just don't want humans to know because if we do know, they'd automatically become a target."
"Fire? What does it do to them?" I asked.
"It burns their flesh but it heals within seconds. It's useless."
I nodded. "Okay."
Alexander sighed. "I think we're all pretty much set."
I nodded. "Thank you so much."
Nick grabbed the bag and took it upstairs.
He watched after Nick before looking back to me. "I know its none of my business but would mind telling me what are the weapons are for?"
"It's kind of private."
"I can keep a secret." He said matter of fact.
"I'm going to stop my ex and his girlfriend and her brother from wreaking havoc on the town." I said.
"Just you and your brother?" He asked.
I shook my head. "And my ex's best friend, Remy." I said.
Alexander froze. His eyebrows furrowed. "Wait, your ex, you mean Christian?" He asked.
He licked his lips and looked down at the floor. "And by his girlfriend and her brother, do you mean Alison and James?"
Alexander took a deep breath. "Svetlana is best friends with Alison and adores Christian. She will not be happy that she gave these weapons over so you can kill her best friends."
"I'm not going to kill Christian. I'm trying to set him free. Alison did something to him to make him back evil."
"You mean frenzied?"
"She used his vampire blood to force him."
"She took some of his blood and used it to control him. The way he is at the moment, he's that way because she forced him not because he wants to be that way. I had no idea this was happening."
"I have to get rid of her." I said.
Alexander bit his lip. "A couple of years ago, Alison killed my little brother and I told Svetlana but she told me to never try to kill Alison. But this is my chance. Although she's best friends with Svetlana, I'm not going to stop you from killing her. I want her dead as much as you do. Maybe more."
"Join us." I said.
Alexander hesitated. "I vowed to never kill another vampire."
"We need you." I admitted.
Alexander shut his eyes. "I know." He whispered.
His eyes opened and he nodded. "I will join you."
Good. Our team is building up. We have a vampire and a vampire hunter on our side.
"Thank you, Alexander."
"When is this happening?"
"How do you know?"
"Christian told me."
"He wouldn't do that unless he'd want you to come and stop him."
"You are the second person whose told me this."
Alexander shrugged. "It just wouldn't make sense for him to tell you unless he wants you to stop him."
He zipped his coat up and sighed as his blue eyes caught mine. "I'll meet you here on Friday at ten p.m."
I nodded. "Thank you for this."
He nodded. "Remember, Friday at ten."
I nodded. "Okay."
He nodded, opened the door and then shut it.
I sat on the couch, slipped the gloves on and picked a stake up.
It was cold, and it was thick.
Nick came downstairs still holding the crossbow. "Am I seriously the only one who thinks this is fucking awesome?" He asked staring at it.
"This is serious, Nick."
"I think we can do this."
"So, our target is Alison. What about her brother?"
"There are three of them and four of us. One of us can keep them distracted."
Nick nodded and caressed the crossbow. "I don't know about you, but I'm fucking ready."
Remy studied the weapons in the bag. "Alexander always comes through."
"He's fighting with us." I said.
"He hates Alison because she killed his brother. He wants her dead."
Remy ran his fingers through his hair. "We cannot let Svetlana find out that we're going to kill Alison. If she finds out, we're all dead. She's older than me, you, Nick, Christian, James, and Alison altogether."
Remy nods and sighs.
"What if, I mistakenly shoot Christian? I'm not good on my aim."
Remy stared at me and got up to his feet and came over to me face to face. "If you shoot my best friend, I will eat you. Deal?"
I shrugged. "I don't have a choice?"
"No. Not in this matter."
I nodded and swallowed. "Okay."
Remy exhaled and kept his eyes on me. "I need to take some blood from you."
"If we get separated, your blood can show me where you are." His eyes began dilating as he stared at me.
He had a good point but for some reason, I was afraid.
"You won't take a lot, right?"
"Right." He nodded. His fangs elongated and he stared into my eyes and grabbed my arm. "I'll try to make it hurt as little as possible."
I nodded and shut my eyes.
He lifted my wrist and I felt that familiar sharp pain and it ended as quick as it started. I opened my eyes and Remy was staring at me.
I looked down and my arm looked normal and there wasn't a trace of a bite or blood.
"That was quick."
"I know. Only because I didn't want to hurt you."
"What do you mean?"
"If I bite you and I want you to feel…pleasure, then that's what you'd feel.
But if I bite you and want you to feel pain, you'd feel that."
Remy shrugged. "I don't know why or how but that's just how it is."
So when Christian bit me the night before, he wanted me to feel the pain. The thought made me feel sick.
Remy looked at me. "Are you ready?" He asked.
"It's going to be a bloodbath. I'm more than ready, Remy.