"Armand, help...vampires..." the motal mumbled in his sleep. The previous night had been a long one full of vampires and unspeakable horrors.
Yes, I finally did it. Sorry for the wait. :/ Daniel is quite useless in this chapter, but I'll give him something more to do as it goes on. Anyway, nothing you don't alredy know if you're been reading, so enjoy!
-Chapter 14: The Offer-
"Well hello..." a voice said behind him in a cold tone. He jumped turning around to meet the cold grayish eyes of Lestat and gasped.
"You don't like my furniture?"
Daniel who had been still in shock had stopped to listen. He wasn't into the news much anymore, but this story seem capture his interest. When he was sure the reporter had finished, he sat there stunned and looked white as a sheet. He wasn't sure why, but he felt connected to this story in some way.
"Silly vampire going get themselves caught with such foolish behavior," Lestat mumbled getting up from the piano to look out the glass doors. Louis and Daniel looked up at him, then back at the tv.
"I'm beginning to wonder if the news is talking about her now." he said making Daniel wonder if he was reading his mind. They all knew who the her he spoke of now. The woman they all seem to be seeking. The same thought seemed to cross all their minds as neither of them spoke. None of them even noticing Armand had returned.
"You miss the news," Lestat said breaking the silence.
"Armand, why the hell am I here?" Daniel jumped up from the couch snapping out of his trance.
"Well hello to you too!"
"Well last night after the club, we all decided to meet up at Lestat's house."
"We all?" Lestat said glaring at Armand.
"I didn't approve."
"So we all caught up now?"
"Yes, so what were saying about Claudia last night?"
"I believe Claudia is with the vampire we seek. If you help us, I'm sure you will finally get to meet her face to face."
"Louis, if Claudia is with her than she either dead or up to no good. When you make them that young, it never turns out well."
"But you said it yourself last night that she planned on leaving. What makes you think she wants to be found?" Armand said bluntly, but feeling a hint of regret of saying it such a way.
"Well Armand, can you at least help us find her and talk to her. I can't leave her with such unstable vampire. She's all over the news. Do you really think she'll be safe with such immortal?"
"Does it matter? Is it that hard for you to accept that Claudia has moved on?"
"What?" Armand mumbled casually looking up at him from the couch.
"So when did you become a coward?"
"What? What did you say?"
"I asked when did you become a coward? This woman must have you shaking in your boots. If I was you I would want to go after her. She totally embarrassed you."
"Coward? Embarrassed me?"
"She has tried to get Daniel twice now, but yet you sit here doing nothing. She even brainwash the poor sap into coming to her. She basically screaming challenge me! Don't you want protect your...er property?"
"Property? I'm not property!" Daniel mumbled under his breath pouting.
"Shut up," Armand grumbled. "What are getting at Lestat? Do take me for some fool? If I want to find this woman, I'll find her on my own! I don't need you!"
"But you do my dear Armand! While you were having a chat with Louis, I was downstairs getting all the info needed to find her." he said waving a piece of paper in his face. Armand went to grab for it, but it quickly disappeared with a flash. Cursing angrily he stood up staring Lestat down.
Louis puzzled himself asked the question Lestat had on his mind, "What offer is that?"