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- Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:13:57 +0000
Ciaran caught the book without so much as a flinch before dropping it on the desk. This had to stop once and for all, throwing down a thick file along with the one that he was reading and her and Akira's report card, he placed both hands on the desk and staring her straight in the eye, "Alanna Strigori," he started, taking a completely different tone now, while it was clear he was not enjoying what was coming, he was definitely going to show her what came with her behaviour, "ever since our parents died you have shown none of our father's values, only lust for blood and vengeance. You've lost sight of the simple fact that it's a law of nature that prey vastly outnumbers the predator, or how an army of ants can tear a wasp to shreds like a pack of famished piranhas. Humans are the same, they might be vulnerable alone, but they vastly outnumber us, and they can overpower us that way, they will if they find out what we are, because as a race they only see the worst in anything that has a human form, and you'd be all the evidence they needed." his golden eyes were cold as he spoke, "If you're so good at hiding your corpses why have Hunters found them? How do they know our hunting spots?" he countered, opening the thick file to reveal the names of her victims, notes on where they were found, and even photos of their skeletons and partially decomposed corpses, all stolen from the Hunters themselves the moment Ciaran got wind of the scale of it, "Not to mention you can't do a background check to save your life, because if you had, this girl," he held out a photo of a girl she killed the month before, "would still be alive, she was born into a long line of Hunters on her mother's side, but her mother thought her father was a crackpot and left. Her cousin nearly killed Akira today. He would've succeeded if it weren't for the fact that she never hunts alone." she knew that Akira's strength only came about when she was running low on blood, but when he heard her bring up their mother, his eyes changed into snake-like slits and the temperature of the air around him dropped, something no one but their father would've known about until now, but it would show that he was very serious, "I never, ever, want to hear you comparing yourself to Mother again, she had an unusual lack of control over her thirst and did easily get lost in the taste of blood, but she didn't plan to kill and she did treated those she killed with dignity. You kill people you have petty disagreements with in cold blood, and the way you're going, I would not be surprised if you pissed on their graves to boot. As for my incentives, I felt that the rewards would encourage some of you to at least put in an effort to be discrete, and those who follow that do get rewarded. Akira is getting a reward for getting A+ to B grades at school, like a normal girl. All of her teachers are singing praises for her efforts. While yours are C or below, and one even marked you as not attending enough to even get a grade. Between you and Akira, you have maturity of body, but she has maturity of mind." he stated flatly, and although it was clear that he was not going to enjoy this, he needed to put his foot down. "Alanna Strigori, te vad ca pe cineva consumate de către puterea care vine cu vampirismul, şi, ca atare, consider anula provocare. Nu aveţi smerenia sau sentimentul de responsabilitate care trebuie să fie capul familiei." he stated, speaking it in the Old Tongue, which would make the matter binding between them. Unless she developed and showed the traits that were required as declared in the old laws, she would no longer be able to challenge him.
After a moment, he sighed, muttered something, and suddenly, his body language and the light in his eyes looked different, as another person had possessed him.
"Anna, Anna, Anna, when did my little tomboy become so full of hatred? What happened to the loving girl who'd ask me to help with her homework?" came a voice telepathically, their father's voice. "I chose Ciaran because he strives to protect the ones he loves, he wants you all to be happy, and has the power to protect all of you, but doesn't abuse it. Your actions lately are telling him you don't care if your family dies because of your foolishness."
Hearing Akira shout for Ciaran, he said, "It seems more Hunters have presented themselves, Akira needs us right now, go and think about the consequences of your actions, Ciaran and I have to calm down and help your sister." and with that, Ciaran was out the door, closing it firmly, but not slamming it, leaving Nexas alone with her thoughts in the dark room.
Running over to the mouth of the cave he looked at the mess, "Shh... it's ok Akira, accidents do happen, you were only defending yourself." he said, giving her a brief hug. "There's a drop in the caves, it won't be nice, but we can make it look like an unfortunate accident." he said, scooping up the boy's body and into the caves.
((Translation: Alanna Strigori, I see you as someone consumed by the power that comes with vampirism, and as such, I deem your challenge void. You do not have the humility or the sense of responsibility that is required to be head of the family.
I chose Romanian because of the links between it and vampirism))