Chapter 18: All hell breaks loose
You crazy bastard! Adrian growled as he tumbled away from Doryan. He looked to see Raygen standing safely beside Dmitry. Dmitry smiled and stepped in front of Raygen so she wouldnt be harmed by the two combatants. Doryan, you dont want to start a fight with me. Adrian said low. At this point the crowd was screaming and circling around the four. Nor I. Dmitry said in his semi thick Russian accent. The blond Vampire had apparently sided with his Sire.
Raygen started to stir and wobble; Doryans thrall was beginning to wear off and at the worse possible time. You arent going to ruin your Lords wedding now are you? Just back down and lets take this elsewhere
Adrian said noticing the audience gathering. He knew Mael was probably plowing his way over to them right now to rip them apart. Suddenly a scream distracted them, Raygen was fully awake and freaking out. Settle yourself miss! Dmitry said as calmly as possible but it wasnt easy as Raygen was trying to punch him. Keep her quiet! Adrian yelled but it was too late, Paris had heard her.
Mael was making small talk with some of Cassys relatives and friends when the screams began. He didnt have to wonder much what it was from. Goddamn it
He hissed then hissed again as his tongue burned. His teeth clenched and so did his fists. Pardon me, wont you? He said to the group he was talking with and started out to where the commotion was coming from. On his way out he felt some one grab his arm; he stopped and turned to find Father Shale there.
Father, its not that I dont want to talk but, if you havent noticed, world war three just erupted on my patio
Mael said and started to pull away. If anything Father Shales grip tightened. Oh I think you can spare a minute
you have eternity after all. Shale said suddenly. Mael looked bemused and amused at the same time. Pardon? He asked with disbelief at the Priests claim.
You heard me right, I know who you are and damned if I am going to allow you to start Armageddon with that innocent girl in there! Father Shale growled. Mael smiled, it was so wicked one might actually believe the Priests ramblings as truth. You really give me too much credit, Father
I am merely a lowly Vampire. Mael laughed. He tried to move but the Priest got a better grip. Mael looked down at the bold maneuver.
My patience is wearing thin
He said in a low growl. The screams outside were becoming louder and more frequent. How about this!? Father Shale pulled a shiny crucifix from his jacket and thrust it at Mael. Oh lovely
I hope the man you bought that from didnt tell you it was silver. Mael said nonchalantly. He didnt seem to be effected by it at all. Father Shale looked at it then back at Mael in confusion. Is it that I do not have enough faith
? Shale muttered to himself.
I am too old to be bothered with this scrap of metal
do I look like a convert to you? If you want it to work on me you better have God himself forge it from the gates of heaven and have Jesus bless it! Now, let go and allow me to go murder my Brother, please. Mael said, this time he jerk his arm free and walked off. Father Shale watched him go, totally dumbfounded that his cross had not worked. Im not done yet
He muttered and then ran into the crowd toward the battle.
Rampage wasnt really the right word for what was going on but it was close enough. Paris had seemingly lost control and was in his wolfs skin. He had taken out several Vampires that had tried to stop him and he was squaring off with Doryan. Mael pushed his way through until he had reached the circle that had opened, allowing them fighting room; honestly he was surprised that the people hadnt run out screaming by now. My Lord, he is tearing everything apart! Its all ruined!!! Ailo cried appearing behind him.
I see that
Was all Mael said. Adrian was circling Paris and Doryan, looking for a way to stop them both. Paul, Maggie and Red had followed Paris when he heard the scream and burst through the crowd. Dmitry was waiting and watching if in case his Sire needed help. In truth, they all needed help. Paris was lunging back and forth at Doryan and Adrian, he was at least a foot taller now and well
he was a werewolf. His claw swished through the air slicing at Doryan, blood sprayed the crowd as it caught the Vampires arm.
Mael stepped out into the circle finally and roared. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING!? Doryan went stock still as did everyone, even Paris. Ailo, lock the gate, no one is leaving now. Mael said as the crowd went silent. Ailo did as he was told. Now, before we have to go through the rigorous task of brainwashing I would like to say this; I am taking my Queen over to that arch and I am going to marry her. And you are all going to watch it and make her happy, do I make myself clear? He said.
Silence, most of the people werent sure if this was some form of entertainment or what but they werent about to speak against it just in case. Doryan
you are going to be punished. I dictate when wars are to be started, not you. And one of you put that dog on a leash if you are going to stay, thank you. Mael growled. Raygen was already trying to calm Paris down, it wasnt easy but he seemed happy to see her. Dmitry was standing in the midst of the wolf pack and two humans, smiling. Well
very interesting wedding wouldnt you say? He asked Maggie.
She looked utterly bemused by his comment. Now that the cats out of the bag
Dmitry Lifanov, Vampire, you? Human or
? He asked Maggie, Paul and Red with his hand extended to shake. They all looked at each other then shook his hand one at a time. Maggie, Human Red, Wolf Paul, Human
They sounded off. Dmitry smiled. Right then
well nice meeting you. The silver haired one is my Sire, you know him correct? Dmitry asked as if he were simply a normal everyday guy making small talk.
Adrian joined the group after helping Raygen calm Paris down. Its like a madhouse here
Some old woman said I put on a good show and told me I had a cute ass
He said bewildered. You do. Ailo said passing by with a mop for the blood stains on the patio. They all tried to ignore the comment. I think the Lord is forcing the wedding to begin now
perhaps we should take our seats? Dmitry said suddenly. Just then a womans voice could be heard telling people to take their seats on their corresponding sides.
Dmitry offered his arm to Maggie with a pleasant smile. I wont bite. He said shyly. Adrian nodded. Its alright, Maggie. He is a nice kid. He said, though Dmitry had been turned right at the age of thirty he looked no older than twenty years old. Maggie took his arm reluctantly and the group went to their seats, luckily there were some to spare. Paris was half naked and everyone there was staring at him as he passed so Raygen made sure to give them all a dirty look. Are you alright? You could have been killed you big dork! She scolded as she forced him into a seat.
Im going to kill Doryan
I can see him right there near the front
he will never see it coming
Paris growled. No you wont, you will be massacred! Raygen said in a quiet gasp. The conversation was drowned out by the sudden start of the organ playing the wedding march. Flower girls, brides maids, ring bearers and so on began the usual journey down the aisle, then Cassy appeared looking rather flustered, being led down the aisle by a man she had called her uncle. In fact they both looked flustered.
Next came Mael being led by Cassys Mother; he was not smiling. Father Shale waited under the wedding arch for them with his bible open in his hands. All seemed as if it would finally go according to plan. We are gathered here today to witness the joining of Cassy Peterson and Mael Seraph
Father Shale paused; he lifted one hand to adjust his robe. Maels eyes went wide; the old man was damn crafty! Before anyone could even blink, Shale pulled the vile of holy water from his robe and doused Mael and Cassy with it, though he had only meant to hit Mael.
Screaming, the screaming was audible for miles. Jackie ran to Cassy instantly, her expression was pure shock. Cassys neck and chest looked as if acid had been sprayed on it and
Maels face! He was not making a sound despite half his face was literally melting away. His eyes were like blue fire and they were aimed at Father Shale who was cackling in victory. Oh my God! What the hell did you do?! Jackie cried pulling Cassy to her. Cassy was in so much pain she could barely speak.
Just then, as if the crowd hadnt been shocked enough, Paris lunged and took Doryan down. The leap cleared about fifteen feet. Screams issued from every corner of the seating area. Adrian was trying to push his way through the panicking mob but it was almost impossible. Dmitry was at his side trying to help him get through and so were Raygen and Maggie. You really know how to crash a wedding
Dmitry said. Why do you think I wasnt invited? Adrian said with a small chuckle.
To be continued in Chapter 18: All hell breaks loose part two