The old vampire who I called dad was smiling broadly facing his head towards me, as if he knew what had happened.
"There's no need for you to hide the detail, my child. You, Hans Royard, had fulfilled your task as a vampire hunter without a shred of doubts and even mercy even towards the one who cares for my daughter, but, you do have that weak side of yours since I found my daughter's life is safe by your hands."
The atmosphere grew to intense awkwardness and I couldn't lift my eyes away from his sturdy figure who was standing masculinely upon us, giving a cold stare towards the old vampire.
My father continued, "My child, have you come to a knowledge of your own cousin's feeling towards you?"
My feelings swayed in a horror of my own thoughts. I bravened myself to speak, "I may acknowledge that kindness of his, but, I cannot accept those pure feelings he casted on me. I... do not share the same feeling as he, who's willing to do anything for the sake of the one he loved. I'm regret to not being able to reply his feelings for all these years. I'm... sorry." I kept my head down from seeing his expression.
"Raise your head, my child. There's nothing for you to regret as you know your happiness is also his. And the one who should be regretting is me. I failed to fulfill my vow to you," He muttered with his voice beginning to dominish.
I held his hands and retorted, "No! You don't have to regret it! If it wasn't because of you, I wouldn't have been alive on the first place!"
Finally, he gave one of his warm smile, "I assume that I have not enough energy for further the conversation. Young lad, I entrust my daughter and my bat under your protection even though I know that it's against your protocol. But, you may use her as your food-supply and in return, supply her for the same. That is to lift that debt you had made since you've killed my nephew."
Somewhere deep inside my heart, I was actually wanted to say, "It comes without you telling that."
"I have your words. Trust me, she may be useless but, her blood is extravagant for any other ordinary blood," He smirked.
"I know. She has the same blood as mine. It's time for me to say good night, my child."
My heart throbbed, pounding hardly and almost burst. I tried to hold my tears a bit longer and gave him a faint, weak smile, "Good night, Dad. Have a peaceful slumber."
Then, his body too turned to dust. I lost two of my most important person in just a single day and I even retrieved a new comrade at the same time. I was confused whether to be happy or to be sad but one thing that I knew was both souls were happy that they had been realeased from the curse. Hans had his right hand on my left shoulder and said, "It must be hard on you."
"Will you mind if I borrow your shoulder?" I asked.
He said nothing and embraced me that made me burst to tears. I could hear his heartbeat but that's not the point! The point was that I didn't want to see that Sapphire eyes looking at me with that pity look on them. I wanted them to always gleamed with that sly look, mischievously playing tricks on me. I didn't quite sure why I wanted that to happen but I knew that that was the only way to make my heart be at ease. Bat, who shared the same feeling as me, settled down on my shoulder with tears still in his eyes. We knew the solitude of losing the one we loved. We knew....
To be continued.