The Break of Dawn

Friendship,
Impulse,
and heartbreak.

Control is only an illusion.

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1. Scene 1

We strode up to the jury of elders, My palms were sweating, my vampiric blood was pulsing in my veins. My strong, graceful body was tense. I was about to be condemned for my morals.I had only tried to be moral in a way of which was unacceptable to the vampire colonies. I looked at Fae who’s delicate face was as white as snow, her long, sleek purple hair flowed down to her wrists where the enchanted handcuffs bound her hands together.
“Dawn  Alessandro and Fae  Callidora please step forward,” said Judge Thana.
“You are here today on account for protesting against the feeding off of humans.” accused the Judge. The jury gasped in shock as this is abnormal for a vampire to fight against. They'd created the human farms as a way to feed vampires- to please them. I didn't seem to get the pleasure of sucking the life out of someone. Fae looked at me, her slanted turquoise eyes glistened as she stared into my slitted eyes that matched a shining sapphire gem. Beads of sweat fell from Fae’s face onto the obsidian floor. The moon shone in on us from the purple stained glass dome roof. The moon's reflection bouncing off the quartz walls. “Is this statement true” He proclaimed. “Obviously it is true because why else would we be here,” I stated. Fae elbowed me in the hips signaling me to stop ranting on. “Excuse Dawn sir, she can act out irrationally” Fae whispered.
“Why is your minion speaking for you!” chuckled Judge Thana. A vampires witch is never meant to speak without the vampires permission. They were forever tethered to them and had to do anything to keep their master alive. They have to be obeying, and can feel everything the vampire feels. 
“She is not just my 'minion'! She is my friend!” I defended. 
Fae chuckled under her breath, the tension in her shoulders loosened. She straightened her back and looked Judge Thana straight into her eyes, her confidence restored. “I may be her guardian but that does not necessarily mean I have to be just that.” declared Fae. Fae was my guardian, a witch who is personally attached to me, she protects me and helps me make the right decisions but I am starting to question if I should listen to her after the recent chain of events that have led me to the court house.
“Dawn and Fae you have confessed to your actions and in return will be punished severely.” 
“Should I not at least get to defend my actions?” I exclaimed.
I had always hated the way that we feasted off humans and kept them in farms as there were substitutes such as a mixture of enchanted herbs but this was unacceptable to the vampire colonies as this has been the way of life in Deephaven for as long as anyone can recall. 
“After confessing to your actions there is no need to. It doesn't change the verdict that you're both guilty.”
Judge Thana turned around and faced the jury of elders, her blood red robe trailing behind her.
They whispered to each other, trying to determine what our punishment was to be for our actions.
“Everything is going to be okay,” Fae whispered to me,
“Only if I am with you,” I said grabbing hold of her hand.
We stared through the dome roof at the crescent moon and embraced it in all its beauty as it could be the very last time that we were to ever see it.
“Dawn and Fae. Please rise up in attendance of Elder Akili.”
I strolled up to the judging podium with Fae by my side, our hands clutched together. 
“Dawn  Alessandro and Fae  Callidora as a punishment for your actions you both will be banished to the human realm to live out what remains of your life. You will have no communication with this realm, and will live out your life in hiding."
At that moment the realm of Deephaven appeared to stop turning. Everything froze around me as if time itself had collapsed inside itself. This punishment couldn't be a realistic punishment for a couple of sixteen-year-olds. Matured vampires rarely were punished so severely.  Then it hit me, the reason why they had chosen this punishment, the reason they found it so suitable. If I was banned to that realm, I would have only one choice- to either feed off of a human or die. They wanted me to go against my beliefs- they wanted me to know that there was no choice against feeding off of humans. That- it was a necessary part of a vampires life. They wanted me to turn into one of them, or die rebelling. 

It was impossible to reason with the elders. We were granted a day before we had to leave for the human realm.
Fae and I I would have to spend a year sipping my life out of bottles or either drink from the warm human flesh which I found unacceptable. Humans were just like us, apart from their dietary requirements. 
I was not ready to leave behind my life here, I had only just begun living, fitting in with fellow vampires, making friends. I was not ready to leave the realm of Deephaven. It's tall quartz buildings, obsidian paths- the constant moon which illuminated the city, bouncing off the quartz walls creating a sphere of light. I had been educated in school about the human realm and how the moon only comes out at a time called night and that the sun is fatal to our delicate porcelain skin but they taught us nothing about how to survive there. Fae materialized next to me while I was packing my bag, she threw the bag of fluorescent purple,spiked plants onto my bed. She sat herself down on the bed and crossed her legs. She stared off into space as she spoke to me,
“At least we have each other” she said her voice trailing off. I hugged Fae, the mattress bouncing underneath us, and whispered into her soft pink ear
“We will never be pulled apart."
“For we are one” we chanted together, laughing we toppled backwards onto the bed.
Fae made intricate patterns with her hands,bursts of yellow light emerged, creating quiet crackling noises. I admired the delicate patterns that hung above our heads. Fae would never complete her witch training now. The amount of power she held was inconceivable to me. Now, she was destined to never unlock her full potential. 
“Have you ever wished you weren't a witch?” I asked Fae, as I stared at the cream ceiling.
“Everyday I would if I wasn't with you, you're the one that keeps me sane,” she stated nuzzling her chin into my shoulder. Fae was practically my sister, and I trusted her with absolutely everything.
“I have never regretted being assigned to you. They made a good choice when we were ten. Although, they're probably regretting it now. With us being convicts and all..."
“Well your never going to lose me, as now we have to spend an eternity together in the human world.” I chuckled, lifting myself off of the bed and sealing everything I'd packed.
“We better be heading to the Court house its nearly time to go…” Fae said her voice trailing off, a tear escaping her eye and rolling down her delicate rosy cheeks. I wiped away the tear, grabbing my bag and slinging it over my shoulder. I extended my hand towards her, signaling her to grab it. I pulled her off of the bed and she stood next to me. I stared at our room for the last time.
“Come on” I said pulling her behind me. 
I turned the bronze doorknob and looked back at my room, with its blood red walls and wished it farewell.
“We are going on an adventure”
“More like an eternity in hell.” Fae shouted, tripping behind me as I pulled her along.


We stood outside the towering quartz building. The court was the grandest building in the whole realm. We strode inside the great titanium doors onto the marble tiles of the reception, a cool breeze hit us as we approached the desk.
“We are here to-” I started to say to the blonde haired woman that sat behind the desk on her computer.
“I know who you are and why you are both here, Ms.Callidora and Ms.Alessandro” the receptionist stated,
“Left corridor, take the stairs down a floor and its the second door on the left”
“Thank you for your help” I hissed, turning around and starting to head in the direction of the room when the receptionist called me back.
“Look I know your punishment is harsh and I find it quite unacceptable for a pair of sixteen-year-olds but it does not mean you have to live your last few moments here talking to everyone harshly. No one deserves to be barred from their homeland. No matter how severe the crime."
I absorbed what she said, acknowledging her sympathy towards us,
“Thank you for your advice. I appreciate your honesty.”
I could feel my cheeks blushing as Fae said farewell to her and we were on our way to what I suppose, was the rest of our lives. Condemned to hell. 


We reached our destination and stood outside the door, unsure of what was awaiting us. A fate, almost worse than death was behind this door for us. We could try and run, but it was guaranteed we wouldn't get very far.
As I went to turn the doorknob, the door flung open from the other side.
“Dawn and Fae, we have been waiting for you for quite some time now."
“Sorry Judge Thana we had to pack our bags. You know? Get our belongings from the home we are never going to see again?” I stated, my hands shaking. Fae didn't dare to even take a deep breath.
“Well it's time to meet your fate,” said Judge Thana, with a swift movement she swung her long red robe behind her as she walked towards an elevator. She signaled us to follow her and we trailed behind her. The elevator smelled like stale blood- probably from Thana’s recent feast which still lingered in her breath. Fae looked uncomfortable as she searched for my hand to clutch on. I went to grab it but Judge Thana blocked her hand with her arm, she stared into my eyes a look of resentfulness filled them. The doors of the elevator opened, a room full of darkness waited for us. The Judge ushered us inside, engulfed by the darkness, I could sense that we were not alone in the room. I could smell other scents faintly recognizable from our last court appearance. 
“Stand here,” Thana said positioning me in a certain part of the room with Fae next to me.
“Dawn and Fae, please step forward,” said a mysterious figure beckoning us towards them.
We did as they said, the ground which we stepped on becoming uneven. Suddenly a blue pool of illuminating liquid illuminated in front of us. It startled me and I lost my footing. Fae quickly grabbed my sleeve and pulled me towards her. The portal revealed the other mysterious presence of the room- An Elder.
An Elder was one of the highest people in the vampire world. He made serious decisions and was thought of as the wise one who knew what the right thing was to do in all circumstances. He was the one who made the decision to send me and Fae to the human realm. A hatred for my realm started to grow as I think about how my kind could put people like that in that position of power, to make decisions like to exile us. They called it justice0 but I called it low. How they could keep farms of humans and feast off their blood whilst they are still breathing, still alive, still able to feel what is happening to them. My blood started to boil as these thoughts flooded my mind. Fae could sense I was pissed off and shuffled closer to me. 
“It is going to be okay Dawn.” she whispered as the Elder talked about the rules we broke. Those few words that Fae spoke to me, set my mind at ease as I thought about how I would soon be relieved of the horrors of this realm. In a few moments, I was to be in another realm which I was sure- could not be worse than this.
“Before you are to go... we must search your bags and clear them of anything that consists in only our realm, as it must not mingle with any other.” declared the Elder. A couple of people emerged from the shadows behind us and tried to pull the bag off of my shoulder. I remembered: The herbs. The herbs which were my only chance to survive at all in the human world were in my bag- and were about to be taken from my rucksack.
“Surely we should be allowed a token from this realm which reminds us of home.” Fae bargained realizing herself what was in the bag.
“I am afraid not, as we cannot have the humans know about this realm as they don’t believe in vampires. We cannot compromise our existence for you to have a mere token of your previous home.”
“You're just afraid that they will find out that you keep their kind in farms here to feast upon.” I threatened.
The Elders fists clutched and he exhaled deeply.
“You will not question what I say, now co-operate immediately or you will not be allowed to take even a single piece of cloth with you! Rules are rules, and they are there to be obeyed. Don't make this any worse than it has to be.”
At that moment silence fell in the room, our bag was taken and all realm objects were confiscated including the herbs. I watched them to toss the purple plant into a container.The bag was thrown at my feet and I picked it up and clutched it in my arms.
“You will now step forward: willingly into the portal or be forced in. This will teleport you to the human realm, where you will live out your sentence.” 
“Where will it take us- in the human realm that is?” I questioned. The two guards beckoned from behind us again. I took a step back, waiting for my question to answer but the answer never came. 
They took the question as a sign of resistance, and they pushed us both into the portal.
The portal was shallow and I stood up in it, being consumed by the blue iridescent particles. I watched the elder chuckle as the blue particles engulfed us, bringing us to the human realm which we were now to call home.

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