10. Chapter Ten
James looked back at the tall man, a very small gleam of fear in his eyes. "James." the man said flatly. "Nicholas..." James replied. Angelica looked at the two frightfully. "I see you've got the girl," Nicholas said, "did you tell her about everything?" "Not everything yet," James replied, "but I'm getting there." Nicholas nodded before saying, "Well, hurry up." James nodded back and leaded Angelica back into his room, closing the door behind her.
"Who was that?" Angelica asked. Just the very question James wasn't looking for. "That's Nicholas. Some call him Nick, but only those he 'authorizes' to. He's the leader of this clan of bloodsuckers...If you are to be given orders, you get them from him. And you act upon them. No questions asked..." James looked into Angelica's eyes. She was scared and confused. He felt a pang in his heart. He hated to see her like this... "Don't worry," he reassured her, "you'll be fine."
"But," James sighed, "I do have a lot I need to tell you about." I walked to his bed and sat down, patting the space next to him as an indication of an offer to join him. Angelica sat beside him and looked at him expectantly. "First things first," James started, "you can't tell anyone that you're a vampire. You can't let them know in any way. If you do...a lot of bad things can happen." "Why did you tell me, then?" Angelica asked. "Because you became one." James answered. Angelica nodded, and waited for him to go on. "Nicholas is in charge everyone. There is no disrespecting or disobeying him..if you do, you get executed." James continued, leaving Angelica to gulp frightfully and nod slowly. "You're my apprentice as of right now, so I'll be training you and whatnot. Stick by me at all times, unless told otherwise by me or Nicholas and no one else. Understood?" "Understood." "You're probably wondering where you're going to rest now...They're setting up a room for you. You won't sleep, since vampires don't sleep, but they do still get tired. So if you're exhausted from training, you will always be able to go into your room and rest for a few moments. But, for right now, you stay with me."