Chapter X - Revenge [part3]
Written by Tadi
I was sitting in the same café again when a black car came to a stop in front of it. Zach got out and waved at me.
“You carriage awaits, m’lady” he said and waved his hand dramatically at the car. I couldn’t help but smile at him. He was wearing a black formal suite and his hair was nice and sleek. He opened the back door for me and I sat in. We drove to the boutique where the dress was waiting for me. As we walked in the Italian lady greeted us with a big smile and she told me to sit down in a chair. Her accent made it hard to understand a word she was saying, even though she was speaking English. A younger woman started brushing my hair and I leaned back letting them work their magic. They also polished my nails and applied makeup. When they were done they guided me to the dressing room without letting me see myself. They helped me put on the dress and also handed me a pair of white high-heeled shoes. I walked outside awkwardly and everyone went quiet when they saw me. I stepped in front of the mirror and I couldn’t recognize the person looking back at me. I looked much taller because of the heels and my hair was up and away from my face put neatly in to a stunning hairstyle. But the most surprising thing was the makeup. My blue eyes popped out, thanks to the black liner and my lips looked fuller, covered with soft pink lipstick.
“Ready?” Said Zach. I smiled and nodded. He held me around my waist as we walked outside.
“We might have a problem” I said.
“I don’t know how to walk in heels” I whispered and he burst out laughing.
“Well then” he paused and smiled “this should be an interesting night after all.” We drove through Venice and came to a stop in front of a big beautiful building, The Ca’ d’Oro palace. There was a lot of people walking around, cars waiting to drop of the guests when we got out of the car. A man approached us, his hair was black and he was wearing a black suit and black sunglasses, probably to hide his blood red eyes. He escorted us up the stairs to the entrance. He opened the door for us and slightly bowed his head. We walked in and I stood speechless. The inside of the palace was absolutely stunning, the decorations, the lights made it more welcoming, not at all what you’d expect from a couple of vampires. Zach offered me his hand and I took it as we walked down the stairs. Everyone stopped to look at us. I could feel the envy in the women and the lust in men, all of the emotions coming over me made me dizzy and I had to hold on to Zach to steady myself.
“Who’s that” I said, looking at the three people sitting on big chairs at the end of the room.
“Those are the leading vampires, they’re considered royalty. Everyone follows their rules, well everyone should.” We walked through the crowd to the middle of the room. He lifted my hand on his shoulder and held my waist. He held my other hand firmly in his and he started moving. I’ve never danced before in my life and I had no idea what to do. So I just followed his lead and let go, after two dances I finally got the hang of it.
“The one on the right is called Victor, he’s the one that started all this. He can learn everything about you by just one single touch. Next to him is his brother Lucius, he’s the meanest of them all. He can make you lose all your senses just by moving his hand. And next to him is his wife Elena, she can see into the future and she’s just as bad as her husband. Whatever you do don’t make eye contact with any of them, once you have their interest, they won’t let you go.”
“Maybe that’s exactly what I need.” I stepped back a little to have a better look at them but he pulled me back to him.
“Don’t be stupid Alice” he said and we started moving to the song again. I needed to get their attention, I don’t care what he says. I need to find the vampires that killed my father. I gathered my courage and lifted my head to look up at them. I focused on Victor and he met my eyes. As soon as he did he tilted his head a little and smiled. He stood up from his chair and Lucius grabbed his arm. It seemed like they were arguing and I looked away and focused on the people around us. There were a lot of vampires in the room and the women fought with each other over them. Vampires have this certain power that makes them seem a lot more attractive than they really are, it’s almost as powerful as the beauty of fairies. But it doesn’t affect me for some reason.
“Mind if I step in?” said a man with a heavy Italian accent. I turned my head to look and saw Victor standing in front of me, smiling wickedly. Zach held his hand in front of me protectively and pushed me back a little.
“Yes” he growled.