"Mommy help meeee!" The voice rang out through the house like a horn, sounds of crashing and banging all around, a bookshelf comes crashing down… Horrible shrieks are heard.. a monstrous shadow looms overhead. Just then an arm spreads across like a protective hood…. Then red…. splattered on the ground like paint, the protection tossed away. A pang of pain… then the dark figure fades into nothing. Sirens in the background. The door ripped off of what was left of its hinges then another protective hood. All this seen through eyes like a hazy mist and then…. silence.
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5:30 am Tokyo Japan:
"AAhheeghmmmmm" Kai bolted up from his bed with sweat beading down his forehead… ‘Damn it! Another one...' His mouth was clamped shut and he could feel it… The fang protruding through his lower lip the pain was excruciating but nothing new to him. He had been having these recurring dreams for about 13 years now. He was hoping someday he would grow out of them… Apparently, no such luck.
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He knew they weren't random dreams. He knew they were memories.
His feet made a muffled patting sound as they hit the wooden floor of the apartment building he currently called home. Getting up he walked to the bathroom flicking on the light switch. "Gaaaagghhhrrbgh!!!" His lip burst into excruciating pain as the fang exited after he made a face from the intruding light. He covered his mouth as a bit of crimson seeped onto his fingers. ‘Well, here's my breakfast..' copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡBCoDdT7HM2
He sighed sucking the blood off his finger. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡ8x9LVKHkOT
He had to pull it together, he had a job to do, he was called into the office of the organization he worked for. A branch of the Japanese government that was put together after the world discovered that the things that go bump in the night do indeed exist. The chief of command was the woman who saved his life. Not literally, of course, his mother did that and paid the ultimate price for it. But, thanks to this woman Kai wasn't alone and that was important. Especially when he was discovering just what he was. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡcxZm6SZyF5
He shook his head trying to clear his thoughts. ‘Damnit, Kai, get it together!' He cursed inwardly as he turned on the water in the sink to wash his face.The warm water was relaxing on his skin as he wiped the remaining sweat and blood. He wondered just what she wanted to see him for today especially so early. He had class in a few hours after all. He didn't really understand why he still had to go to classes, in his mind, his future was set. He was a vampire hunter. But, the woman's words rang in his head.178Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ9JSOL2HpKo
"You never know Kai, the future might have something totally different in store for you."copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡWvfVTEqmUA
It was funny considering he was already 18 years old and a senior. Just the thought of her words caused a smirk to tug itself along the tip of Kai's mouth as he turned off the water and checked his reflection to make sure his dark hair didn't become too unkempt during the night. ‘Good enough' He thought as he exited the bathroom. He didn't like looking at his reflection too long.. The blue fire in his eyes reminded him of the monster that stole his past away from him. Stepping into his room he sighed deeply. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡN2cqYiDjYp
The room was still rather dark as the sun was just rising but that was ok, He preferred a darker atmosphere. He walked over to the dresser opening it up. It was fairly organized, pants and long sleeved shirts in the top drawers, shorts, tank tops and short sleeved shirts in the lower drawers.He pulled out his phone to check the weather and decide the appropriate attire. He settled on a plain blue T-shirt and black shorts. He pulled the shirt over his head then the shorts up his legs as his phone rang. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡeI1vqkRdP4
Picking it up he hopped on one foot trying to put on his shoe. "Hello?" it took a moment but finally, there was a response. He recognized the voice immediately. "Yea, so what's the plan "Boss Lady?". Why am I having to come in so early, you told me that you would keep the jobs down while I'm still attending classes.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡTQQ605gTUs
The woman's voice on the other end was smooth clear and friendly. "It's not a job Kiddo, I'll explain it all when you get here, I'm just your alarm clock, I know how much you love to sleep in."copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡmyxQC8sY5p
He sighed rolling his eyes. After the accident, the woman took Kai into her home for a while. He had no complaints, she treated a complete stranger like family, how could he find fault in that? "Ma'am, your motherhood is showing again." He jested.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡsw0EwnM5LA
The woman on the other end shook her head… "Call me Mei, you know you can.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡQsBZyhFemE
The truth was, although he was indebted to her and he did like their casual relationship, Kai could never bring himself to call her by her first name. For the few years he lived in her house he called her mom, when she introduced him to her work and brought him in as a specialist, he called her Ma'am, that's just the way it was. "You know how I am, I just can't do it."copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡEacDqBFqk8
A small chuckle escaped the woman's lips. "I understand Kai, what is your ETA?"copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡ4Eryo765HV
He thought for a moment before responding, "I'll be there in 30 minutes." He replied before hanging up the phone and slipping it into the pocket of his shorts. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡLUqXAd12WK
He walked out of his room to the far end of the apartment where a small table acted as the centerpiece. The woman who saved him told him that a bit after the incident she went back to the home and picked up the table and had it restored so that he would always have a piece of his past even if he didn't remember it. A smile played on his face as he grabbed his keys. ‘That damn sentimentalist.' He thought as he turned for the front door.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡpcJzn6tKdW
The sun hadn't quite risen yet so it was still pretty dark with the exception of some golden hues with red mixed in which outlined the sun on the horizon. Kai liked the sun, always had, in fact, other than his employer, the sun was the only thing that could really make him smile. He wasn't a bad guy, not by any means at all, he just had an attitude problem… and it didn't go unnoticed. People at his school usually avoided him, those that didn't he often got into fights with… He didn't want to be that way, they just didn't understand him. He shook his head as though shaking something out of his hair. In reality, he was shaking the pesky thoughts out.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡpY7njCPHfQ
He unlocked the door to his car. it wasn't anything fancy, It was an old Ford, a nice dark red color but that was the most appealing thing about it. It was his first car. The director of the organization asked him if he wanted the company to provide him with a sports car but he promptly turned that down. He didn't need something fancy and he didn't want it. He got in the front seat and started the engine pulling out of the driveway.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡ3bODSrh2cq
It didn't take long for him to get to the headquarters of the organization. It was an old-ish looking building, nothing really nice to look at. A plain brick building with a little wear and tear on the bricks themselves. The building started off as a school in the 80's rather than have it torn down when the school closed, the government decided it was the perfect place for their special ops team. He got out of the car and headed for the door. No security scanner, not even a push button, just a normal pull and open. ‘Man, they really should give this place a good overhaul.' He thought to himself, laughing a bit. His shoes gently tapped on the linoleum floor as he entered. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡAmAhNg0mRV
The inside was considerably different than the outside, the classrooms had been expanded into offices designed for research and development. The research came into play when they came to realize that conventional vampire weapons don't work like the books and movies portrayed. ‘Damn, why do they have to be so difficult?' He asked himself as he reached the door to the office of the director. Her office was actually the smallest in the building. copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡJL53MiR7Wj
Kai could remember the first day he had come to this place he asked her why her office was small. She simply smiled sayingcopyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡj31lvzqS6f
"I'm simple, I don't need extravagance."copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡdwOLKmMoAR
That memory brought a small smile to the corner of his lips as he knocked 3 times.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡXS7YsRsbdo
"Come in." Came a woman's voice from inside.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡImk80lYzxO
He walked in quietly. The small room was made to look even smaller because of the fact that all the windows were covered by blackout curtains. The woman inside was a daywalker just like Kai but for some reason, her eyes were more sensitive to light than his. The tall dark haired woman smiled as her blue eyes rested on Kai. "Reporting for duty Ma'am. He said. The woman simply shook her head as though trying to understand her foster son/apprentice. She pointed to the chair right in front of her desk and he sat down promptly. She came over to his side with a syringe in her hand.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡlmgeCB0kOX
"Umm. what's that for?" Kai asked a bit of nervousness present in his voice.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡ1QSLbO1TZR
"You have to understand, we haven't had any luck keeping the vampires down. At first, we thought to enchant our weapons with any vampire blood would do but we tried a test with my blood and it didn't work. It would seem there's something special about you Kai. His face reddened slightly before a shooting pain shot through his arm as the needle went in. "We need to find a way to synthesize your blood." She stated rather bluntly.copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡexJchzRJq9
Kai nodded as the woman went back to sit at her desk. "So, is that all you needed me for Ma'am, you know I could have dropped by after class and given you that sample. Sighing the woman opened her desk drawer retrieving a file and tossed it to Kai he gripped it in his hand and skimmed the contents before his eyes flashed bright blue. "A PARTNER?!?!?!"copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡYvHELWG4lq
(Due to a recent stroke of boldness and recklessness from the vampire species I am requiring all hunters to be assigned a partner. All partners will be chosen by me at my discretion.)copyright protection174ＰＥＮＡＮＡQTOLpVcdJh
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Kai looked at the woman in disbelief…. "Are you kidding me, I have been working on my own since I was 15 years old. The day you personally brought me into this world, I work best on my own you know that… I'm independent!"
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Nodding Mrs. Hinata looked up at the young man… "Listen to me Kai, I of all people know how independent you are but there is one thing about independence that you never really understood. The most successful independent people in the world know when to ask for help. Part of independence is having the foreknowledge and the sense to be dependent. I know it sounds like an oxymoron but it's not."
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At this point, Kai had sunk into the chair an exhausted look plastered on his face…. "Fine, just one question… how exactly did you come about finding this new partner of mine?"
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Hearing those words made Kai bolt straight upward…. "What…!! Bad idea, do you realize that most of the students at that school can't stand me?! I mean, I know you probably haven't paid much attention since I moved out but…."
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His words were cut off by a dark glare… "I always keep an eye on you Kai" Mrs. Hinata corrected. A sigh escaped his lips…
"You have to find someone else… anyone else… from somewhere else please!"
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Mrs. Hinata simply shook her head. "I'm sorry, but it's already been decided.
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Just then the door behind him creaked open a girl with dark raven colored hair and a silver and white school uniform came in walking over to Kai before flicking him on the nose… "That's right… so get used to it fang-face."
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