I listened, shocked as Sylvetser outlined his story. My heart went out to him. I knew exactly how he felt. My time as the Shadow hadn't been all that long ago, and the memories only recently buried. Before I had a chance to say anything, my hand burned. I yelled and dropped it. Kyrshiro explained something about a special forgery. He could have mentioned it earlier..
I turned bakc to Sylvester yet again, before he could run off into another fight. There were Hunters coming apparently, and I wanted him to have a reason to want to fight.
"Sylvester," I said softly, as everyone else started running off. Jay was hovering close, but giving us privacy. "It's ok. I don't care about your past. I undersatnd what you're going through. People think bounty hunters are heartless. Maybe we just hide our pain well. You did something really brave, braver than I did, because you faced something that no one else will fully understand. I know how you are feeling." I then leant in closer and whispered in his ear "My first victim was my fiance..he betrayed me to the Council, who then paid me. I was employed by them.."
His eyed widened. "So I understand more than you think" I said, moving away again "But please, don't spread that around. "
He nodded. Then gave me a small smile "So, are we going to get these Hunters then?" he asked.
I laughed a little. "I'll catch you up, I'm going to talk to Jay for a bit. Leave some for me though!" I said a little louder as he left the room, looking happier than I had ever seen him. I walked over to Jay, who then pulled me into a hug.
"Don't scare me like that again" I teased. "Are you ok?"
He smiled. "Yeah, 'tis just a flesh wound"
"So yo'll be joining me in a little more action?" I said playfully
He laughed, putting his arm round my waist as we walked into the hall, where the others were gathering. I suddenly spotted the winged thing I had seen on my first night and another vampire who seemed to be the one who had raised the alarm. I could sense the Hunters getting close. It suprised me, since the would have needed a vampire to find the place. Something didn't feel right.
"I'll be right back, "I said to Jay, before running over to the winged thing.
"You!" I said "Who are you? You were here on my first night.. if it wasn't for you I would have gone straigh away"
"I'm Matthew, " he said, not really looking at me, glaring at the new vampire.
"Well, I'm Asha, " I replied "I want to thank you, if it wasn't for you, I'd be trapped in a nightmare still"
He looked at me, slightly confused
"Erm, don't worry about it?" he said. I
I smiled back "I want to talk to you later!" I called over my shoulder, walking to Jay's side. He took my hand. Then Kyoshiro spoke.
"Who's with me?"