"It would seem the cross affects you more powerfully than this one... Away it goes", Å said with slight surprise in his voice, and pulled a few loose looking threads inside his right sleeve, which resulted in the silver cross sliding back into the jacket. He then reached for his left inner pocket with his right hand, and picked up the vial of holy water. Keeping his eyes and sword on the vampire next to the wall, he crouched and sent the vial sliding across the floor into the direction he thought Maye would be in. At least judging by her voice, that is. Hopefully she knew how to use it without spraying it on herself. It left some nasty burns on otherworldly creatures, and those did not heal for days, even on a vampire. There was that one hunt where he had learnt that...
Å stood up again, and pressed the tip of his shining blade closer to the throat of the 'captured' vampire that had tried to crawl away. "Don't try that", Å said to her. "We are in this position due to the selfish ways of my friend's creator, and we assume you are one of her flock. Does this assumption meet the truth?" Å asked with a slight bit of intimidating tone, but the vampire did not seem to care. "I am warning you. This chance to talk might just save you from traditional execution preceded by a more thorough questioning... and believe me, that'll hurt, no matter how undead you are... But that simply is the last alternative. Feeling more cooperative now?" The vampire shuddered at Å's words, but did not speak. "We'll see how this'll turn out...", Å muttered and then asked with a louder voice: "Maye, anything there?" still without turning his head from his 'prisoner'.
Maye felt a rush of relief as Å removed the cross from sight, she really was quite weak and she hated it. She watched as the vial of water came rolling into her line of sight, looking so innocent but all her nerves told her not to pick it up. She steeled herself and grabbed the vial, being careful to not break it and reentered the room. She glanced over at Å who was focused entirely on a vampire she didn't recognize.
"May, anything there?" he asked her and she cocked her head to the side, what happened to him not using her name.
"Nothing as of yet, just gimme a second" she replied,
She stopped just a way over from the bodies and tossed the vial with accuracy into the center of them. The vial burst as it hit the floor and sprayed out with range but Maye was careful to stay just out of reach, she watched each body as the holy water sprinkled them, none seemed to move. Suddenly there was a cry, a body from across the room was now up and trying to get away as the water burned into their skin.
Maye leaped across the room in one bound and landed on the person, pinning them to the ground. It was a guy this time dressed in a chef outfit with burned now blistering across his arm and face.
"Bingo" Maye smiled , "I got another one over here" She called to Å.
As Å heard the vial shatter on the floor, his thoughts could be summed up in two words: "Oh, hell..." They would certainly not appreciate the fact the vial had broken back at the Sanctuary, but at least Maye had not burnt herself in the process. And then he noticed what mistake he had made: He had said Maye's name out loud. Not good at all, but hopefully this vampire... oh and Maye just discovered another one of them. Excellent! Two possible leads added to the one they already had. This was going fairly smoothly after all. Hopefully these two didn't know how to use names to influence, and if they did, Å could only wish they couldn't affect other vampires. "Try to get some info out of 'em, would you kindly?" Å quickly shouted above his shoulder, and the attended to his prisoner again.
"There goes your trick. Now, open your mouth, or I will have to move on to more powerful ways of questioning. You already got holy water on you in the splash, even with me standing here on its way. That's only the beginning if you won't talk", Å threatened, and felt bad about himself at the same time. Acting like this towards humanoid creatures was not something he liked to do, but sometimes it was simply necessary. "Nevertheless, the vampire continued to refuse his proposal of talking themselves into a swift death instead of the gruesome one they would receive this way. Å waited for a good five minutes (he checked it on his watch, and he also did wind it up. Luckily it ran a few days without winding, so it was still on time), Å opened his mouth again: "I won't get anything out of this one. I'll bring her there, maybe you'll have better luck..." and as he had finished, Å used his free hand to drag the reluctant vampire across the floor while keeping an eye on them all the time not to let them run away.
"I won't get anything out of this one. I'll bring her there, maybe you'll have better luck..." Å said as he dragged away his vampire, Maye looked at the vampire pinned under her anxiously, what now?Suddenly a burning feeling from her red eye came to her, it washed over her and her mind changed from passive to very, very aggressive.
Maye grinned and her single red eye shone brightly and the vampire under her squirmed but to no avail, "ya hear that?" she asked him as he looked at her with terrified eyes, "thats my ticket to torture you as much as I could possibly want. The squirming increased but Maye held him pinned against the ground with her knees, if Å wanted info then info she would get. She cracked her knuckles like a thug and brought her fist down across the vampires face, "I want her name!" she hissed and the vampire choked as a blood ran from his nose.
Maye hardly gave him the chance to respond before she brought down her fist again and again, feeling the crunch of bones which re-healed only to shatter again and again. Vampires may heal quickly but they felt pain no less than a human. Finally the vampire spluttered blood, "no more" he croaked and she cocked her head to the side, "she names herself Rosalina!" the vampire looked at Maye pleadingly as she smiled a smile of innocence. She was up in a flash, dragging the vampire along with her, "This one is talking!" She called to Å before turning back to her unlucky victim.
"Where is she now?" She said in a threatening tone only to met with a glare. She didn't hesitate as she smashed the vampires head against the kitchen wall with incredible strength, "WHERE IS SHE?" She yelled. "I-in a mansion, " the vampire squeaked as blood poured from his broken skull, "It's called the Black Rose! Its on the outskirts of the city, to the west!" He crumpled and Maye nodded.
Å pushed the vampire he had been dragging next to the wall, and blocked their movement with his blade in addition to pressing their stomach with his boot. He then turned his attention towards Maye and her... erm... 'victim' might be the fitting word here. After the brief moment of senseless beating, Maye got some info out of the vampire. "Excellent", Å said: "Marvellous even. But you do realize they might have just said something to get the beating to end..." Å faced his captive again, and spoke: "Were those words the truth?" The vampire that had so far refused to mutter a word now opened their mouth: "True as far as I know..." The fear of similar 'treatment' could clearly be seen on her face. "That means we have two good clean sunbaths coming up. Rejoice, the traditional act is more like torturing to death than executing cleanly." He then turned to face Maye, and asked: "Would you be so kind and hold your captive here for a little while longer while I find a prison for these two?" Then he proceeded to drag his captive out of the room, into the nearby food storage.
"No, this won't be good..." Å muttered, when the vampire suddenly twitched in his grasp, and tried to turn and attack him. Å used his muscles and the power of the opponent to swing them in front of them, swiped them off their feet, and impaled their neck with his broadsword in a one swift move. "What a flippin' waste of good death offered to you, lass..." The vampire made noises quite similar to choking, distorted by the gurgle of blood in their throat. Ignoring the noise, Å swung the blade through the rest of the neck, decapitating the vampire while trying to hold as much blood as possible inside the corpse. "Partner. I think we found your next meal." He dropped his blade on the floor, and carried the corpse of the vampire with it's head back to the kitchen. "Assuming you can also drink from vampires, that is." Å did set the corpse sitting next to the wall, with the head upside down a good distance away. "There", he muttered while taking out his shortbow and one of the arrows. "You are free to move off our more intelligent adversary... I have a steady aim", Å said while aiming towards the vampire, which of course meant Maye was on the line of fire at the moment. But he would not shoot as long as she was.