Dust and family
The great doors of the museum closed with a heavy thud behind him. The museum was just like any other in the middle of summer; the traffic was slow but there were people mingled about. Panos strutted forward towards the great stare case when he heard a subtle 'snuffing' nearby. Slowly he turned and locked eyes with the bigger of the two massive beasts that Chryseis was familiar with.
"Achillies I take it?"Â? Panos kneeled down in front of the mastiff.
"I'm looking for your master. Now where would she be?"Â? He reached out to pet the dog on it's gigantic head and it emitted a low growl. Retracting his hand swiftly he stood erect.
It was Achilles who lay asleep by the door whose head darted up with a twist.
“What is it?” Chryseis asked the beast with a lazy look in his direction.
She was given images of familiar things from him and he stood and whined. Something or someone was here that he recognized but didn’t remember all that well. It had been awhile since he had smelled this scent.
“Go to it then.”
Achilles deftly (for his size) nudged the door open and left the room. It wasn’t long before the new images were sent.
Dark clothes, male, tall, knows me, knows you, bad man, smells like old, like you.
“I’ll give you old!” she said with a burst of energy as she stood. Birseis raised her head and then her body, following her master as Chryseis walked out the open door.
It was true, Achilles had not been mistaken, and it was someone almost as old as she was. Another vampire, of course Achilles could not have known that but she did. She knew the man whose back was facing her was a vampire because she was his aunt.
“Apparently, he does not want to be touched by you. I don’t blame him; I hear a lot of girls feel the same way when it comes to you.”
She saw his shoulders straighten out in a hurry as if she surprised him.
“Should start using that perception a little more nephew. I see that you have arisen from the dead. What brings you here? Some sort of trouble I suppose?
“My dear aunt how good to see you. No it is not trouble that brings me here; I just have missed you so much I needed your company.”
Chryseis snorted and looked unconvinced. He decided to get down to business and screw formalities.
“Do you know where I’ve been?
“Do I know where you’ve been? How on earth could I know such a thing? It was a question I thought to ask you myself.”
He didn’t look like he was being an ass and trying to be funny. Panos had been gone so long that she had thought he was dead. He hadn’t answered any of her tries at calling to him.
“I though perhaps you had gotten yourself exterminated.”
He didn't want to sound like a sap but he had questions that he needed answered that may be able to help him.[/]
"Did you try to find me? Speak to me?"
[I]He was refering to their bonding. usually if he was in trouble he'd subconciously call out to her. The last thing he remembered was some kind of fight, why hadn't he called to her then when he was going down if that was what had happened?
He didn't want to sound like a sap but he had questions that he needed answered that may be able to help him.
"Did you try to find me? Speak to me?"
He was refering to their bonding. usually if he was in trouble he'd subconciously call out to her. The last thing he remembered was some kind of fight, why hadn't he called to her then when he was going down if that was what had happened?
"I imagine that I did look for you. You never tried to reach me. I think the last time we had spoken it was a argument over your silly little daughter who you fume with jealousy over when you see that male cat that plays protector over her."
Panos faced darkened and he interupted her sharply.
His anger got the best of him and any ideals of being nice just to get his aunt to talk flew out the door.
"What do you know?" He demanded.
Sighing inwardly she lowered her crossed arms to her side.
"I did look for you. I went to my home in the woods that you had been living in and you weren't there. It was a mess, not a burglary mess but still in a bit of disarray. I figured you weren't the tidy type and I cleaned it up. That was about three months after you had been gone. There was dust everywhere as if you hadn't been there in ages. Achilles did not like it in there and Birseis wouldn't leave your room. I tried to use our connection to reach you but you wouldn't answer. It was just a blank nothingness. How are you here now?"
"I don't know. I woke up in an apartment downtown alone. I wasn't hungry, and i wasn't dirty. There was clothing in the closets that only fit me and bottles of untouched water in the fridge. No food, no garbage no evidence of life outside of me. I got the hell out of there as fast as I could. The strangest thing is Chrys, is that from the moment I woke up I felt like I was being watched. I don't think anyone was in there, or I would have sensed them or found them at least. I did look. At least we both don't know."
"That's strange to hear. I'm sure you've racked your head tryin to find what you remember last. It is a shame to lose time like that. I'm sure tall dark and sexy isn't pleased?"
She wasn't trying to to pick on him with her question. She truley couldn't remember the name of the arm candy he wore last.
"I have not seen Alexandra yet. I haven't seen anyone, except some guy I ran into at the coffee house who gave me a ride here. Other than that, you’re the first person I've come looking for."
"Well, the museum still stands. I am here most of my days so I can't tell you much of what goes on elsewhere. From what I hear Fallon has taken more responsibilities within Heolfor Manor these days. Her tomcat I think went somewhere. I don't pay much attention to the gossip of the house that doesn't deal directly with responsibilities of The Rose."Â?
She realized he had no idea what The Rose was but she didn't explain.
"What will you do now?"Â?
"I don't have the energy right now to try and figure out what happened to me. Maybe if i ignore it for long enough the reason I was gone will come to me. Anyways, up for a midevening snack?"
"I will be safe my pets. I am not concerned with his motives." she whispered with her mind in images they could understand.
I suposse I could get out of this place for once. Where will we be headed?"
"We'll start with babylon and see what turns up. Oh and for the record, I am not and have never been jealous of your clan mates. That's all I'm saying."
"Allright then, let's go."
(ooc: Chrys & Panos out)