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                    "It's my duty to protect you...at all costs. As I must also protect myself."

                    With this final thought, Onyx had laid her inner turmoil to rest. This life, this extraordinary long life she had lived had not been for Heiden. Only the last twenty had been for him. Everything she had been and done up until that point had to mean something. Onyx was willing to admit that a chunk of it had been selfishly sought. What about the rest of it? She lay her knife down...

                    Onyx's husband was thought to be deceased but there was never a body found. It wasn't like she didn't think about or hope that maybe some way, some how, Soverus was still alive. If he was, why ... no how, could he have kept away from her. From his son? No...she was sure that if he was alive he would have come home by now. Slowly she moved to the veggies and began to chop those up too as her mind moved to the memory of the day she and sov had made their hand prints on the tree. She smiled inwardly at that. Then her mind moved to Rome.

                    "Why do you still wear it?"

                    It had been a symbol of faith, loyalty and devotion to Soverus. Even with the idea of him being gone forever, when she looked into her son's face, the miracle child that she never thought was possible for her, it was the same. She had sworn faith, loyalty and devotion as a mother to her son. Unspoken of course. Not all mothers were like that with their offspring. Even among humans. In attempts to not hold on so tight that she suffocated him, she had let a lot of s**t slide. She had sent him all over the place to live and experience. She could understand all of this, her own feelings. The issue between her and her son was ironically Onyx. She knew that one day the life of secrets, lies, betrayal and her actions were going to come back to bite her. The price she would have to pay for the one thing in life she wasn't suppose to have she guessed. Swallowing nasty jagged little pills was hard. Acceptance was even harder.

                    She took in a deep breath and exhaled. She refused to allow the incident with her son ruin the day/evening she had been desperately trying to have. Soon the curious notes would waft out from the kitchens and out into the bar area. Spices, hot melted butter, cooking wines and vinegars, fresh bread, tender meat, the scents were all crescendoing into a rather beautiful symphony of tantalizing mouthwatering desire. Now while things sat to stew, boil and bake, Onyx would exit out to the bar and slip behind it.

                    In silence at first she would pour herself a cold glass of import Guinness, on tap. She leaned against the back bar and took a nice deep and healthy sip. An audible sigh to follow. That was some good s**t right there.

                    (( OMG the feels for SoA crying it was guuuud lol
                    Good to see you again Jevina, welcome back. ))
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"On second thought I think that I will just have a ice water for now, if that is alright..."

She mummers lightly, and looks at the bar table. She looked towards the kitchen and wondered if going in would be safe or not. Then before her mind was made up Oynx had come out quietly. She was pouring herself a drink, and Jenica had gone off somewhere. Rini sips her water quietly, before walking over to the mother figure she had in her life.

"Are you alright?"

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                              He was feeling rather drunk. Boy was he mad. He was wondering why he was so mad. Oh yeah, he was drunk. Taking himself downstairs to his room on the third floor he'd haphazardly slammed the door shut. Heiden had altered this room a bit so that way it looked less like a sleeping quarters and more like an office/lab. His bedroom actually was through a cleverly guised portal through his black gilded mirror. The one given to him by his father. In this altered room was a big desk, book shelves, glass cabinets, and a makeshift green house with plants and herbs. Yes, it was a lab. He had gotten his deep love for alchemy from his mother. He had made a few pretty amazing things so far. Of course considering where he did his training it wasn't that big of a surprise.

                              He paced this room just going over the incident and the words of his mother. There was something there. Something she wasn't telling him and it was pissing him off. He was her only son. Why couldn't she just tell him? It had to do with Metal. She always got weird when the topic of him came up. Nothing could be so bad that she couldn't tell him and yeah, he took offense. Coming in a close first for him was the subject matter, Rini was a vampire. His mother had issues with vampires. She said that she had resolved her feelings, her hate towards vampires when a certain vampire (the vampire with which Heiden never knew his name) saved his life. Heidens life had meant that much to her that she vowed to absolve it all. But had she? If she was to act a certain way around the Vampire Metal, how would she be able to say she had truly absolved it all? Wouldn't that then mean that Onyx secretly disliked Rini because she was a vampire?

                              And all of this happened at a reeeeeeeally bad time. Heiden was going to speak to his mother tomorrow about wanting to ask Rini for her hand in marriage. Heiden did not know that his mother had offered Rini a different sort of contract. He did love her despite their tumultuous past. They were young. Young love was hard love. They were still trying to figure s**t out for themselves let alone together. Still, Heiden was always vastly more mature mentally than most people. He was incredibly intelligent as well. He did want her by his side for all time. To have her as his. How the hell was he going to do that now without really ******** things up? His mother hadn't absolved her hatred towards vampires. She was still trying to absolve.

                              Heiden's hand came to smear down the front of his face as he paced.
                              [********] he said turning suddenly to smack a beaker of liquid clean off his table. It hit the wall with a smash. Liquid ran down it in thin viney streams. Both hands were up in his hair to push it back and hold onto the top of his head. He tilted his head up towards the ceiling and closed his eye's as his mind raced. He was trying to search for a way for everything to be peacefully resolved. He wanted this to be smooth. He knew this wasn't going to be the case anymore.
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                    Onyx's eye's turned to Rini. They rested upon her face, pretty girl. Weren't most vampires. It was absolutely true that she didn't like vampires. They had earned badges with her all right. Plenty awards and credit given unto that species. And while yes, it was also true that Onyx did have VERY few vampiric friends she was always on her guard even around them. Almalexia came to mind. However, when she met Rini she was NOT a vampire. She had had her suspicions as to the how-abouts rini became a vampire and why. Nothing concrete mind you. Staring at her right now in this moment ... something inside of her wanted to both hug the girl and slap her right across her face. Or perhaps it was truly herself that Onyx wanted to strangle. Poor rini, she didn't know, couldn't have known, how much she and this situation with her son had reminded her of a love affair, history books ago.

                    It was a rather sad tale. Simple but sad. It was suppose to be a one time love affair. She had never intended for it to be anything more. She was going to make sure she was gone when he woke. But something that night, something about him and their time together had made her stay throughout the night. They had become friends after that, seeing one another from time to time visits and in travel. A personal quest brought him to her and on a quest they went. During a brief separation he was bitten by a vampire. He became a vampire. He loathed himself. He could barely stand himself and given how she had felt about vampires, well it was devastating. Onyx had tried to love and be with him anyways. She just couldn't. Raza had played an integral role within her life at that point in time. He mentored someone dear to Onyx and eventually to Heiden. A poor tortured soul himself. Both now gone from this world in cold blooded murder. It had been hard to live with herself because Onyx had been, even while with Raza, secretly hunting and killing vampires.

                    Here was her son, fell in love with a girl who became a vampire. Heiden didn't have the same hangups as she did though. This problem still was within Onyx. She forced a smile.
                    "Yeah...I am sure that I will be alright."

                    Before becoming a vampire Onyx herself had grown fond of Rini. It was why she agreed to Leo to take care of her whilst helping her to deliver messages on his behalf. The visit to the Asper grew more frequent and got longer and longer. She met and fell in love with the pirates son. There was the problem. She saw their love as something tragic because Rini was turned into a vampire. It was all...deeper than that though. Onyx could handle Rini dating her son. But marriage...the idea of her being legit family...a vampire being legit family...she wanted to s**t her heart out at that prospect. Onyx hadn't honestly thought that their relationship would get that serious. Given their fights, she thought that perhaps it would end badly. The contract she offered would still protect her regardless of what became of those two. It was...just...good business. No. The story of Heiden and Rini was not tragic. Onyx was tragic.

                    "My son...is drunk. Do you think that you can check in on him at some point for me?" she asked her as she pulled herself together a bit.
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She would watch Oynx's face as the womans eyes were upon her face. She had to wonder what was going through the woman's mind. With the tone of her voice earlier, and how she had reacted about the change. Oynx loved her, but something changed, because she changed. But, she was still Rini, just different genetics. Maybe it was with everything Rini and Heiden went through that Oynx did not believe in their love.

There was one nagging thing in her brain, wasn't Metal like a crush or something? He was different too. Sometimes people forgot things, and Rini would love the woman to be in love and happy again. Thought the way her brother looked at Oynx, she knew he was slightly smitten.

"You promise you are alright?"

When Oynx mentioned Heiden was drunk and that Rini should check on him she smiled. So, she was not fully angry.

"I was going to but when you finished dinner, with your permission I was going to take him a plate"
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                    Metal was not a crush. He was a love hate. He was this businesses first official customer (that didn't come for the LN). He was apart of Onyx in many ways. No matter how rough s**t got that was something that could never be undone. For the longest time he was her nemesis. Then he turned into a thorn. Through time and various incidences she had learned the truth about that tormented vampire. Onyx never truly bothered to try and kill him because...his life was punishment enough. There were times though, good times when the two of them laid down their blades to have a break from the fighting. It had been during those times that pieces of the man before the vampire came to the surface. It was that man that Onyx had been attracted to. It confused the living s**t out of her because...his face, his skin, what he did to others, was ALL vampire. His soul was dying over the ages it seemed, the more and more he lived life as a Vampire. That in which made him human appeared at times all but lost. True it wasn't all bad. They did have some amazing memories together. Something in her wanted to fight for hope, to keep hope alive. Maybe...maybe that slice of good that was left in him...could be saved? Metal being a vampire tortured her because for the second time in her life, she felt disgusted with herself for harboring feelings for the 'enemy'. A crush Metal was not. He was sweet poison.

                    While Onyx's was allowing her issues to cloud her vision regarding her sons love interest, it was also about Heiden being her only son. He wasn't suppose to happen as her Kessen Chu killed all foreign matter in her body. It sounds horrible, it does...but...was she willing to give up her pride and joy to a vampire? Yeah, okay She wasn't your typical vampire and that was because she was but a baby vampire. Perhaps there was a little more hope. She still needed to feed though and the thought of her sinking her fangs into her sons flesh...lets not even go there.

                    Yes, Rini was still Rini and Onyx needed to keep it firmly in her head. She had to give the credit where it was due. Oni knew that Rini had feelings for her son even before the change. That counted for something. She chuckled softly and shook her head.

                    "You don't need my permission to take care of my son Rini. I'm sorry...he can be difficult. He takes after his mother." she said grimacing into her glass at that last part. She took another deep and healthy swig of her beer.

                    "Dinner will be ready soon." she folded her arms slightly beneath her stuffy chest.
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As visually ordered, Khoi hopped down from the stool he sat on and followed Jenica. Once in her room she dug out a nice black cotton t-shirt and a plain pair of Levi's Jeans. Thankfully, she was a small woman. Otherwise the clothes would be way too big. though he'd fill these out in time right? Belted pants with the legs rolled up at the bottoms to avoid dragging the extra length. Pulling on the shoes, they were barely too small, maybe a half size or so. Ultimately it was comfortable enough for short term wear. Next thing he knew, she was leading him out of her room, out of the bar, and off of the boat. Where the hell were they going now?

She spoke to him, more new words he didn't understand. The salty smelling beach boy dressed semi swag simply stood with his hands in his pockets. his brown eyes looking up at her face with a simple smirk. He knew not why they were in the store, he had new clothes on. Maybe she wanted new clothes. Women did love to shop after all. After a long and painful process, they would eventually emerge from the store, having successfully shopped for the boy. And now, they were returning to the ship. Boy was it hard to distinguish what to get between what Jenica thought was cute and what Khoi actually liked.
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Listening yet not listening to the conversation that Onyx was having with Rini, Shioon just sat where he was leaning back in a lazy fashion in his seat. As if he did not have a care in the world. He had plenty of them, but he always tried his best not to let them dwell on his mind or influence his mood. He was thinking back though, to times before he was suddenly here after that viscious hard fought battle he had. He was still coming to grips that he was no longer in a place and possibly world he was familiar with. It both intrigued and frightened him at the same time. A chapter in his life to start something new and a chapter in his life where things that had meaning to him and people/creatures he had feelings for were no longer there. One of those epiphanies, if you will, or whatever this sort of thing is called. Shioon sighed, to himself, as he wondered where things were going to go from here.

Leaning back a bit farther than he realized, Shioon suddenly found himself momentarily suspended in mid-air with that zero-G feeling before falling back with a yelp on his back and bumping his head on the floor. Groaning and hissing to alleviate the temporary pain, Shioon did a comically classic move of rolling back and forth as he curled up into the fetal position while gripping the back of his head with both hands. This continued for a few more moments until he slowed to a stop and then splayed himself spread eagle on the floor to stare at the ceiling. He said nothing, did nothing but stare for a few minutes. Then he laughed. Just laughed. Laughed at his situation and just because he felt like laughing. A laugh that was both heart warming and made people feel at ease and for some it made them feel like joining in on the laughter simply because he was laughing, even if they had no reason to laugh themselves. Eventually calming down, Shioon places his arms by his head curled so his hands were above his head and his palms on the floor before he shifted his legs to scissor kick/twirl which flowed into him rising in the air to allow him to use his arms/hands to push himself up further before twirling around on one palm and flipping his body from parallel to perpendicular to the ground and then to standing straight up.

Dusting his clothes off, not that they were dusty or dirty from his fall but rather out of habit, Shioon looked around the room at who was still here. Not that you could see him blush, but he was slightly embarrassed that happened to him. Raising a fist to his mouth he coughed into it as if he were breaking the ice, before heading over to the bar where Onyx was and sitting down on one of the stools.

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