Adventuring through twisted time.
As Asha was standing there before a male before her she growled lightly she was a gypsy and she always sometimes get what she wanted but this time after she end up going on her own from the other's of her kind. Asha thought she would give this man what he wanted by reading him but boy was she wrong so wrong. The only think that the male wanted was for her to die, as Asha was speaking to him she soon felt a sharp pain in her stomach she gasped lightly her eyes widen slightly. Asha look down seeing what he had done she was stabbed she looks up at him tears rolling down her cheeks. Gasping a little more as she placed her hands onto the wound now her breath inched slightly bring her eyes down to her hands she looks back up at him with so much fear in her eyes now she shook her head not knowing why he would do this to her.
Was all she yelled out to him, he laughed rolling his eyes, as he watched her fall onto her knees. The male bend down placing his hand onto her cheek slightly smirking down at her she gasped out again but she soon started coughing slightly as blood came out of her mouth. "Why you ask?" He asked her with a slight smirk upon his lips shaking his head a little more then brought the knife to her cheek as he slide it down cutting her cheek. "STOP!!" She screamed out but he just laughed even more rolling his eyes slightly at her.
"It is always with you Gypsies huh." He mumbled under his breath he chuckled softly then she watched him stand up above her. Asha felt like her life was gonna end right there and now, she falls onto the ground tears falling down her cheeks even more. Her breath was weaking Asha watched him walk off to let her die but stopped he turned around to face her. "you are nothing but trouble Asha." he replied softly to her she shook her head a little more, he slowly walked over to her with him not knowing that he was being watched by someone else. "Maybe i should just sit here and watch you die."
"He said softly to her with a soft laugh upon his lips shaking his head, Asha gasped out even more louder blood pouring out of her mouth even more her eyes slightly rolled but she tried so hard to stay awake tp close but not before she saw someone right behind the male that wanted her dead her eyes soon closed in her mind she knew that she would be dying and she wouldn't see her cousin anymore or any of the rest of her Gypsy families.
"Want and need are two very different things," he corrected in response to her having to feed from him. "It'll strengthen you. Being a newborn means you need a lot of blood. Nothing is more powerful than from a human or from me for the time being until you've grown more into this new life you have. Believe me, I'm not thrilled about it, but it was my choice to not let you die back there, so this is the only path available. I'm sure you'd prefer that more than death. For now, anyway," Raffaele said grimly, the last few words softly and reflective of how he felt countless times over his long existence.
He rolled his eyes slightly at her request for something to wear, nodding to the abandoned, decrepit looking home they were walking back to which would serve as a place of hiding for them until she could control her thirst. "Does it look like I have anything for you to wear? I don't even live in this country. I'll find you something to wear in town when you've fed enough and I think you can be left alone." He turned to Asha and looked down to her eyes so she understood how serious he was. "You may think you can handle yourself, but the truth is you can't. You'd slaughter anyone who came walking too close right now as soon as you hear their heartbeat, man, woman, or child. You seem decent enough to know that that should never be an option, but the instinct in you now will say differently. Fighting for your human soul will always be a struggle no matter how old you get." And it was true. Raffaele still struggled endlessly.
"You cannot see your family until you've gained control. It takes time. I'm sure the last thing you'd want to do is hurt them." Flashes of his dead parents on the floor, bloodied and torn apart appeared in his mind and he mentally buried them away as he always did. "Therefore, we stay here for now and hunt animals. When you're ready, we'll go closer to the village and see how you react around humans."
Listening to his words made Asha really upset she looked away sighing softly then took a deep breath. "Okay sorry." Asha mumbled softly pressing her lips lightly together tucking her hair behind her ear, she licked her lips a little. "I will never hurt a child." She replied softly with angry look in her eyes as she turned to look at him she growled lightly under her breath she shook it off then chewed her bottom lip running a hand into her hair she didn't know if she was very happy about this but she was really glad that she wasn't dead though. "well if you think that is a good thing that I stay with you for awhile." She told him softly pressing her lips lightly together as she sighed some more she rolled her eyes, as she would laugh softly. "well am I suppose to go with you into town or am I suppose to stay at your place while you are in town?" She asked him softly as her eyes would look over at him with a soft look in her eyes.
Asha didn't really know what the day was gonna be like for her but one thing she did know was that she had to try to control herself if she was gonna ended up going back home to her family. She just hopped that they didn't get scared of her on what she was now she swallowed hard as her eyes looked around then started to walk with him again back to his place. "What if my family gets scared of what I am?" She asked him softly as her eyes would look over at him as she pressed her lips a little more.
"You'd say you'd never hurt a child, but you have no idea what it's like to be around one when you have no control," he continued explaining as he folded his arms over his chest. "You're a newborn. You'll be in a frenzy as soon as a human heartbeat becomes the inevitable focus of your attention. Not a single sanguine is immune to it, including you. Including me. It's all about learning control which is something you don't have yet no matter how much you think you do. It takes years of practice. Thinking you are ready prematurely will only result in a bloodbath I'm sure you wouldn't want to be the cause of."
Raffaele's dark gaze moved out of the window and listened again to ensure there were no stray humans about the woods who would certainly be prey to Asha if a single heartbeat was heard. "You are definitely not going into town. You'll stay here and sleep when the sun comes up. You'll be drained. I'm sure you are now. Being what you are now is exhausting in the beginning as your body begins to change and adjust. Seeing as this place is clearly abandoned by its old owners, I think you should be fine here."
He moved his eyes away from the outside and looked to her when she asked about her family. "Gypsies tend to be the most welcoming of the world given they are outcasts everywhere else. I have a feeling they will be more understanding of your current existence, but as I said, I wouldn't think about being anywhere near them for a while. Not until you've gained some control. Trust me, I have some personal knowledge on that.. as do many of our kind."
When he said that to her she sighed softly shook her head frowning a little pressing her lips lightly together. "But how do you know that I will want to hurt a kid?" She asked him softly pressing her lips lightly together running a hand into his hair then took a deep breath biting her lower lip gently as she looked down then look back up at him with her eyes. "yea I guess you are right." She giggled softly licking her lips lightly tucking her hair behind her ear giving him a soft smile upon her lips as her eyes would look down at her hands she chewed her lower lip then look up at him as she would ask him softly. "so how do I control myself?" She sighed softly watching him closely she tilted her head to the side a little her heart was pounding into her chest but she can feel it that it wasn't beating like it did when she was human she swallowed hard then cleared her throat.
"So I have to go to sleep in the morning." She rose an eyebrow when she said that to him she shook her head rubbing her face lightly over her face as she took another deep breath as she cleared her throat once more.
He sighed a breath out through his lips, moving his gaze away from the window to look at Asha. Stepping slightly closer to her, he recalled what it was like himself to have to keep the natural instincts at bay when the only thing that mattered was hunger. "Practice," Raffaele replied simply. "There is no immediate fix to knowing how to control oneself until you are forced to do it. I'll bring you into town in a week to see how you fair. It's the only way to really know if you're ready to be around others. Until then, you have to work on hunting and knowing there is an option besides humans because in the end, their blood is the best you'll ever have."
Raffaele watched as she seemed to be trying to keep up with all the information she now needed in order to survive and not become a murderer. It was a lot. Even if he rambled off everything he knew to her, a sanguine still needed to experience it all for oneself. Words were empty until their nature took over. The lessons were only there as a buffer and reminder that they were meant to keep to themselves unknown to most of the outside world.
"Yes, sleep." He walked back towards the splintered window. His eyes moved up towards the sky and he could see the colors begin to change. It would be sunrise soon. It was something all sanguine could feel naturally. "It's the time when we usually sleep unlike humans who sleep during the night. Being a newborn, you won't be able to take the sunlight. You'll adjust better to it in a few months, but even as old as I am, I still remain covered from it as much as possible. You can't be in direct sunlight for long or you will weaken and possibly die. Trust me. It's not something to test." Raffaele looked to her again and nodded to the rather unpleasant bed. "Sleep. I'll get your dress when the sun rises and come back afterwards."