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Eleena Devonshire

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"Fair enough, although I can't imagine this situation is overly different than the two-hundred years you spent with your sire... Unless things have drastically changed while I slept, master vampires tend to be quite fickle creatures."
He smiled up at the ceiling, as if remembering times now past... "Walking on eggshells, constantly trying to please and serve without slipping up or making a single mistake. I think you will find that I'm far more forgiving when it comes to mistakes. One does not reach my age without making a myriad of mistakes, I think you will see that makes me quite a bit more gracious when considering the mistakes of others."

Eleena supposed it really was not that different but, at the same time, her sire had made her. He wanted her there. Gideon did not make her. He could grow tired of her quicker than someone he cared for, she imagined. She did not voice any of that though.

"I killed my sire when I was a fledgling, a cruel mistress who used me relentlessly in any way she saw fit, it was a wonder I survived. The bonds between sire and spawn were stronger and more magically binding back then, I could not kill her with my own hand, so I plotted her destruction from the shadows... Bided my time, served her faithfully while I pulled strings from behind the stage to orchestrate her downfall. Once she was dead, I was free to do as I pleased."

Too bad you survived, Eleena thought as she listened to his story with her eyes still closed. How was it that he got to judge her for murdering vampires when he had done the same to his own sire. Such bullshit.

"I've killed thousands of vampires over my long life... Some deserved it, some did not... But it seems one can be forgiven of such things when you are the most powerful creature around. Did I do it for wrath? revenge? entertainment?"
He opened his red eyes once more and turned his head to look at her.
"... The answer is yes to all of the above, and more... And yet it has somehow become my burden to pass judgement on you. Tell me, are vampires not the most pitiful sort of monsters in Arethil?"

Now she opened her eyes and turned her head to glare at him. He had killed his sire and he killed so many vampires yet she was the monster here? The bullshit kept growing but she couldn't help but wonder if it was all lies to get her to admit her own murders.

"It seems a cruel joke that my fate would lie in the cold hands of someone who readily admits his crimes while I am innocent..."
 

Gideon Varnay

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"It seems a cruel joke that my fate would lie in the cold hands of someone who readily admits his crimes while I am innocent..."
That glare was impressive, he almost smirked at it. Instead, he faced the ceiling again in a half attempt at hiding his amusement.
"A cruel joke indeed. And yet, here we are. The difference between your alleged crimes and my own is that I have been chosen by the people I elected to protect to be the one to decide your fate. It's really all circumstantial, context is key here, I was chosen by others to judge you because they simply do not care what I've done in the past because they weren't alive or undead at the time, but they have a potential criminal right here in the present day and age, you make for a much easier target to those bleeding hearts among them."

His smile faded again, his thoughts wondering.
"And... Really... How long does one need to live to escape judgement for their crimes? A hundred years? a thousand? Perhaps after you've watched a mountain eroded to a bump in a field and all who could accuse you have long since joined it in the dust, how about then?"
His voice grew soft as he spoke, the bloody red pools in the black sea of his eyes not staring anywhere in particular, the resting flame seated within their depths burning low.
"... That is what makes a monster... One who has lost their humanity completely, and none can put a stop to them..."
Blood trailed down his cheek from his right eye.
"... Though many have tried..."

He took a deep breath and recovered himself. That was unexpected, was he really this starved to talk to somebody?
"Monsters truly exist in this world and being one of them I should know. And you should know that only a mortal can kill monsters like us."
 

Eleena Devonshire

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"A cruel joke indeed. And yet, here we are. The difference between your alleged crimes and my own is that I have been chosen by the people I elected to protect to be the one to decide your fate. It's really all circumstantial, context is key here, I was chosen by others to judge you because they simply do not care what I've done in the past because they weren't alive or undead at the time, but they have a potential criminal right here in the present day and age, you make for a much easier target to those bleeding hearts among them."

Such. Bullshit. Fucking. Bullshit.

That was the only thing that kept going through her mind over and over as he spoke.

"And... Really... How long does one need to live to escape judgement for their crimes? A hundred years? a thousand? Perhaps after you've watched a mountain eroded to a bump in a field and all who could accuse you have long since joined it in the dust, how about then?"
His voice grew soft as he spoke, the bloody red pools in the black sea of his eyes not staring anywhere in particular, the resting flame seated within their depths burning low.
"... That is what makes a monster... One who has lost their humanity completely, and none can put a stop to them..."
Blood trailed down his cheek from his right eye.
"... Though many have tried..."

Eleena could tell that this topic was bringing up old wounds. She was on his left side so she missed the bloody tear that slid down his cheek.

"Monsters truly exist in this world and being one of them I should know. And you should know that only a mortal can kill monsters like us."

Gideon's words hit her like a slap to the face. She was a monster but not like him. How could a mortal kill a monster? Mortals were nothing in comparison. That is why she wanted to rid the world of vampires.

"What do you mean?" Eleena asked casually.
 

Gideon Varnay

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"What do you mean?"
He blinked and wiped away the blood on his cheek, of course by its nature the evidence was hard to hide.
"I've seen it only a few times... But for monsters like me, death only comes from mortals with true conviction in their purpose, something immortals or deathless things lack, a certain spirit that is lost when they cease to be mortal... Humans tend to exhibit this spirit more often than most other mortal races... That is how I will die, at the hands of a mortal who is pure of spirit and conviction..."
He wiped away the blood as best he could and hid his hand before rolling to his side again and facing her.
"... Does that make sense, Eleena? That is why, if you are guilty, I would doubt very much you could truly kill me even if I were to allow you to drive a stake through my heart, cut off my head, fill my mouth with garlic and burn my body to ashes... You lost your greatest weapon against me, and for that I pity you, guilty or not."

This was a strange tactic he was using; he wasn't quite following it himself. Exposing the hopelessness of her mission while also letting her know that he was not her enemy by choice? Befriending her would take time and he will get plenty of tries if that's what he was trying to do, many attempts to say the right things to her for the responses he wants... If that's what he wanted...

... Why was she so easy to talk to even though he knew for a fact she was here to kill vampires?!
 

Eleena Devonshire

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"I've seen it only a few times... But for monsters like me, death only comes from mortals with true conviction in their purpose, something immortals or deathless things lack, a certain spirit that is lost when they cease to be mortal... Humans tend to exhibit this spirit more often than most other mortal races... That is how I will die, at the hands of a mortal who is pure of spirit and conviction..."
He wiped away the blood as best he could and hid his hand before rolling to his side again and facing her.
"... Does that make sense, Eleena? That is why, if you are guilty, I would doubt very much you could truly kill me even if I were to allow you to drive a stake through my heart, cut off my head, fill my mouth with garlic and burn my body to ashes... You lost your greatest weapon against me, and for that I pity you, guilty or not."

Eleena noticed the red stain on his cheek when he rolled over to his side and looked at her. She did not comment though. It was none of her business but it was something she would tuck away for future reference.

No, it did not make sense to Eleena. She had true conviction. She had so much conviction that she had become a vampire on purpose. She had spirit and conviction. She would succeed.

"I do not think that is true. If anything an immortal would have more spirit and conviction since they have the time to wait and plan..."

She closed her eyes again.

"I also do not need or want your pity, Gideon."
 

Gideon Varnay

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"I do not think that is true. If anything, an immortal would have more spirit and conviction since they have the time to wait and plan..."
She was confusing cunning and guile with true human tenacity and spirit. Something that even he has not been able to fully understand beyond the fact that he knows it's real... It's simply how it is, perhaps a curse? The pure of heart who maintain their purity, historically, have been the only ones who could truly put down a monster.

Hell, he'd been "killed" many times... But it's never really stuck because those who killed him, while tenacious, simply weren't... Worthy? Was that the word?
He'd seen it though... A monster like him, a true monster, being killed by only one who was worthy... What laws put this in motion? What governed or decided what sort of creature was worthy?
The only consistent symptom he could identify was mortality in these "worthy" creatures.

She closed her eyes again.

"I also do not need or want your pity, Gideon."
He smirked, "Well, you have it regardless. It's mine to give or take back."
He sat up and stepped out of bed, letting the blankets fall away from his naked form.
"Well... Perhaps this is unrelated, but this will get you thinking. Save for stepping into sunlight, I've never heard of a vampire successfully killing themselves. A stake to the heart works, but why not from your own hand? Don't you think many have tried? And why do you think that is?"
 
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Eleena Devonshire

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"Well... Perhaps this is unrelated, but this will get you thinking. Save for stepping into sunlight, I've never heard of a vampire successfully killing themselves. A stake to the heart works, but why not from your own hand? Don't you think many have tried? And why do you think that is?"

The bed rustled and Eleena opened her eyes again. She bit her bottom lip as her eyes traveled over his bare skin. He was perfect...well...his skin was perfect. Unblemished silkiness that begged for her to run her hands over every inch.

Gideon was speaking but it took her a few seconds to catch up with the fact that he had completely changed the subject. No longer was he talking about murder. He was talking about suicide. Her crimson eyes snapped to his face as he spoke.

"Just because you have never heard of it happening does not mean that it has not been done." There was an edge to Eleena's voice now. An edge that might have warned mortals to change the subjects or to stay away. Gideon was not mortal though and ever since she had woken up, he had been poking at her.

"Why are you in a mood this evening?" She finally asked. She had sat up now and pulled the blanket over her chest. She was not sure why she was self conscious around him since he had already seen all of her apparently.
 

Gideon Varnay

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"Just because you have never heard of it happening does not mean that it has not been done."
He glanced back at her still in bed, shyly covering herself as if she weren't the conniving seductress she pretended to be.
If he were to believe what she said, she sacrificed much to strike back against vampires. Her humanity, her morals, but apparently she still clung to her self-respect, she resisted immersing herself fully to do literally whatever it took to accomplish her goals...
Thus, she clung to the sheets like a lifeline to her dignity.
"Awfully bold of you to assume I've not lived long enough to see it all, and bolder still to assume that one that's lived as long as I have has survived but not for lack of trying."

He left out a slight contradiction. Sunlight has always been a surefire way to destroy a vampire... When he tried it he was indeed destroyed, reduced to a burned out husk... But blood seeping into his remains eventually brought him back from even that fate... But perhaps he is the exception in that regard.
Vampirism is considered a curse even by many vampires, the hunger alone is often enough to drive a good person insane, the immortality is often considered a curse as well, especially to those who looked forward to a final resting place or paradise for their soul.

If vampirism were a curse, and yet so easily escaped through death, there would be far fewer vampires in the world today.

"Why are you in a mood this evening?"
He shrugged as he found his trousers on the floor and began pulling them on.
"Who knows, perhaps your succubus charms are affecting me? It wouldn't be the first time I've been led down uncertain paths by a woman."
He pulled his pants up and belted them in place, going over to a small table where he sat down, facing her.