Music: Avengers Assemble
He’s dead. He’s actually gone. It didn’t think it would ever happen, but I saw my father shot dead, his brains splattered all over the back lawn of his estate.
I should be happy. I should be relieved and at peace. But it isn’t that simple. I mean, yes, it is a weight off my mind, but I feel conflicted. I was prepared to fight against him the rest of my life. His existence is actually what kept me from taking my own life all those years ago. I felt I had to stay alive to protect this community from him. Now that he isn’t here, what’s my purpose?
Well, I guess there will always be strange and evil creatures that need defeating. Like that Denarian. And I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Angel. I guess she’s assuming the position of power in the family. Even though she helped us take out our father, I still don’t fully trust her. I doubt Cyril does either, but I think he may be warming up to me at least. I wouldn’t say that we’re close friends or anything, but I feel he’s less suspicious of me.
That fight at my father’s estate had taken a lot out of us. I know it had taken a pretty heavy toll on me, at least, physically and emotionally. After the struggle in the gardens, I visited my old bedroom. It was strange to be back there, the first place I had ever killed an innocent mortal, the place where I turned into what I am now. Those sordid memories sapped away what little strength I seemed to have left in me. Siegfried came to me though, and carried me out in his arms. It felt nice to be cared for. . . .
After the adrenaline of the fight wore off, we were all pretty hungry. We ended up going to a local shawarma joint. While we were there, a messenger delivered a large, manila envelope to me. The way my life has been going recently, I half-expected it to exploded in my face the second I opened it. It didn’t, however, and it turned out to be official documents making me the new owner of Angel’s Arctic nightclub. So that’s interesting. Been busy learning how to run the place. I’ve been considering asking Siegfried if he’d like to be head of security for the club. I think he’d be a good candidate for the position. He definitely doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he’s no stranger to the magical and supernatural stuff, should any of that occur. Also, I wouldn’t mind him hanging around where I can see him all the time. Of course, that may incur more wrath from Suki. Her and I may end up exchanging blows at some point. Kinda surprised it hasn’t happened already. . . .
Well anyway, it feels as if a new chapter of my life has just begun. So many things have changed, and a lot of things have happened that I didn’t expect. I still intend on finishing school, getting my bachelor’s in psychology. Not sure if I’ll have time to keep my job at the strip club. I may not need to work there to feed if I could perhaps privately entertain a few guests at the Arctic every now and then. . . . I don’t know, we’ll see. I’m still kinda reeling from the recent events, and it may take some time for me to sort all this out. I guess I’ll see how this new chapter plays out. . . .