“Is that your natural completion or have you lost blood recently?”
This odd looking man with a glittering chain asked me.
“Are you always this fair in color?”
“Either it’s a yes or a no. I do loath the indecisiveness of today.”
I was starting to get annoyed and my patience with him was almost at it limit. But I still had manners and decided to use them.
“Can you please tell me how far I am to the next town, Sir?”
“Are you lost?”
“No I am looking for work and I seemed to have fallen asleep.”
The odd man looked around the clearing and looked back at me.
“Are you not scared that someone would take advantage of you? It is clear that you are alone and do not seem strong enough to defend yourself.”
“Sorry for wasting your time. I will continue on my path. Good day, Monsieur”
He seemed pleasantly amused. I stood up a scraped my elbow on a piece of bark that was jutting out. It was a small scape yet the odd man captured my arm and wrapped a scarf around it as a bandage. Little did I know he sampled my blood in the process?
“Oh mon chéri, you are a lioness, hidden in a cub’s body.”
I was finally at my limit and I did not have anyone to answer to other than myself.
“I am no lioness. I am just a person who is looking for employment in the next town. I will now leave. Good day”
He stood there and smiled with the jewel twinkling capturing nonexistent light in the dense forest.
“Are you good with cows and chickens?”
“Good. Go down the path you will see a crossroad. Take the path on the left. It will lead you to my home. Ask for Allegra. She will assign you a place to sleep and tell you what must be done. We will talk about your pay when I return.”
I should have turned him down but I was desperate and I needed to work.
“Monsieur???, what is the name I must address you by?”
“When we are informal you can address me as Francois. With company it is Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville.”
I caught my breath when I realize who I was speaking to. I knew I looked a mess but I curtseyed and accepted the offer.
You would think people with this modern technology would learn to master driving. That thought made me smile. People really never mastered anything anymore. They just learn enough to get by. The sun is almost fully up, I made it to my home in just short of burning myself alive.
The door opened automatically due to the electronic system I installed. Yes I installed it. It’s amazing the knowledge you acquire when you drink warm blood.
I can build a home, a car and many other things from scratch. My appetite was immense in my youth. I went into my temperature controlled and sun omitted room. I slept on a bed made of down. Habits are hard to break.
I will wake before sunset and get back to the body. That should give me time to get it out of there and to the person who wanted it back so badly.
I did not bother to change, I was too tired and I pushed myself too far. The bed was a welcomed comfort. I fell into death and I dreamt of it. The jewel.
Fire starters how are you enjoying it so far let me in on those thought will you. Until next we burn. (I do not own the picture)