Reunion - Megan (Private)
Edgard entered through the back entrance of Club Eternity, recieving a nod from the bouncer watching the door and being ushered through. He quickly made his way to the private lobby, which was filled with men who seemed both alert and sober - clearly guards. Two especially large men flanked a door, which Edgard assumed to be the entrance to Megan's private VIP room. Edgard approached the door, and the two guards glared at him, obviously sizing him up. They looked pretty tough - for humans - but they wouldn't be much of an obstacle if he or any other vampire really wanted to get in. Megan needed better protection than this. When Edgard reached the door and stood face to face with the guards, he opened his mouth, showing them the empty space where his tongue should have been. They didn't even flinch, which was a rare reaction from humans, and instead merely opened the door to let him in. Edgard stepped inside, eager to get on with this long-awaited reunion.
"I am Time, grown old to destroy the world,"Â? she said to her guest as he entered the room. "It's been far too long."Â?
[ Time is the only undefeatable foe. I have seen the world and everything in it since I left your side, and one thing I have learned through my centuries of war is that it is Time alone that can unmake an empire. It is the passage of Time that has fueled my desire to seek you out again, and only with the passage of Time have I at last found you. It has, indeed, been far too long. ]
She put her martini down and rose to her feet, the silk dress hugging her form. Walking over to her old friend, she kissed both his cheeks in greeting, and then took his arm and motioned him to the nearby sofa.
"Wont you come sit with me? We have a lot to catch up on, you and I."Â?
[ I see that Time has been good to you. You have become a very wealthy and important woman, as I knew you would. What is it that you do to occupy your nights, these days? ]
She looked over at the warrior sitting beside her, and doubted very much he had come back after the better half of a millennia to find out how much free time she had. She decided to cut through all the formalities.
[What has brought you back, after all these years?]
[ I have looked for you, over the centuries since we last parted ways. You are not an easy woman to find, and at first my drive to find you was not so great as to motivate me to scour the earth as I have over the last few decades. As time passed, I came to realize that a life of endless war is not something that anyone should aspire to or be content with - especially not ones such as ourselves. When I realized this, I knew that I would have to abandon the lives that I have known and start anew. You helped me do this once before, and I believed that you would help me do it again. You have always been one who strived to become something greater, and I would like for you to show me the way. I spent centuries killing people. At first, it was the butchering of the French whom I hated, but over time it became merely an act of habit. It was the only thing I knew, and with every life that I meaninglessly took, I felt myself slipping closer and closesr to becoming a soulless beast that could do nothing but kill. You once saved me from death, and now I ask you to save me from something far worse. ]
"If it is a home you are looking for,"Â? she said. "You have always had one here."Â?
[ Thank you for your kindness. If I live another thousand years, I will still not be able to repay the debt that I owe you. But, I want more than a home - I want a life. I want to be a part of something worthwhile. Will you tell me more about your clan and its ambitions, so that I may find a place for myself in it?]
"Evenhet has grown a great deal from the clan you knew,"Â? she went on. "Through Meridian Apex, we have business holdings in fifty-seven countries, traffic in millions of dollars worth of antiquities, and through various other business ventures manage to take in approximately eleven billion dollars annually. As the world pushed towards a global market, our influence increased exponentially."
[ When I was coming in, I noticed your two large pets that you have posted outside They look pretty tough, for humans, but if a vampire such as myself had come here with intentions of violence, you and I both know that they would not even be an obstacle. I know that you are perfectly capable of defending yourself, so I suspect that you keep them more for show than anything else. Thus, my suggestion: Keep your two toys and let them wait outside and keep the drunks from bothering you. Let me be your personal bodyguard, instead. With you and I working together, I doubt there is a vampire in existance that we could not defeat. I am much more effective, and while I may not be as pretty as those boys, I promise you that I can be much more... intimidating. ]
With the last word, Edgard stretched out his muscles and limbs into an aggressive stance that made him appear twice his true size, and his face twisted into an angry snarl, revealing his huge and bared fangs.
(Fierce Visage on, for demostration purposes only).
A few moments passed, and Edgard resume his normal pose, and his twisted snarl was replaced with a slight smirk as he waited to see the lady's reaction.
(Fierce Visage off)
Still, she thought, it might be interesting to have a real bodyguard for a change, a vampire. If he had really spent the last 700 years in warfare, he would seem to have the qualifications.
"You would serve me?"she asked.
"As you wish,"Â? she said to him warmly. "Welcome home."Â?
[ It feels good to be home. What now? ]
She paused, searched for the appropriate word and failed to find it, "well, wearing... that."Â?
Getting up, she walked over to the bar where she had set her purse down. She reached inside and pulled out a thin leather case, and from that a small plastic credit card.
"There's a place downtown that sells suits, Italian. Giorgio's. Tell them I sent you."Â?
[ Thank you. I will put this to good use. ]
He smiled. If his mission was to go out and buy expensive Italian things, he had a few extra stops to make. He gave Megan a small bow, turned on his heel, and walked out of the room.
((ooc: Edgard out))