Scarlet, Hidden

Uh oh I thought, feeling a bit of a fool crouched under a junk-laden desk in Marcus' lair, She knows. I watched with awe as Marcus moved swiftly towards the human girl.

"What did you say?" Marcus said, shaking slightly as he uttered the words, "What do you mean, vampires? There's no such thing" he said, dismissively, shaking his head slightly. The human girl smirked at him, a knowing look on her face. Marcus sighed heavily, before returning to the battered red settee, falling quickly into the chair. The girl hovered a bit, looking blankly into space before shaking her head just like she had done before.

The girl walked around the settee and sat next to him. She picked up something off of the coffee table, examining each side, before placing it carefully back where she had found it. "What's it like? To be a vampire, I mean." she asked, looking up at Marcus who was sat next to her. Marcus ignored her question and sipped the drink in front of him.

"Scarlet" Marcus said, loud enough for me to hear, "Will you please come out from there and talk to our guest?"

Damn it! I thought, how does he know I'm here?! How does he always know. Reluctantly I crawled out from under the large desk and walked over to the settee.

"Err, hi.." I said, looking at the girl, before turning to Marcus and glaring at him, "how did you know I was here?" Marcus smiled at me, dismissing my question and turning to the girl who had returned to staring blankly in front of her.

"Umm," Marcus said awkwardly, "are you okay?" he said, snapping his fingers in front of her face and shooting a worried look at me. The girl looked as though she had just been in a trance. The girl shook her head from side to side and refocused, switching her gaze between Marcus and I.

"Sorry.." she said, sleepily, "I should go.. Um thank you for before.. Sorry again" The girl stood up slowly and took a step toward the door before blacking out and collapsing. Marcus moved swiftly and caught her in his arms, not at all struggling under her weight.

"Scarlet, grab her legs."

The End

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