Yes this is supposed to be story about different relationships.
And yes I used Bad Romance, the song for my title, so sue me.
Cleaning was never anyone favorite chore, but it had to be done. That was one of the house rules: "Clean the house after a party."
"I hate this. I'm not even joking guys are disgusting, and I hate this." Sami grumbled. Being on the floor scrubbing beer stains out of the carpet was not her idea of fun day. Her long black curly hair was pulled back and she was wearing a pollen mask over her mouth.
"Were almost done, this is the last room we have to clean." Brittany mumbled through her mask. She stood up to spray the room a final time and took off her mask. Her long curly blonde hair fell down. "We can stop now. The boys have to help clean up anyway." The big grandfather clock in the room rang signaling six o'clock. It was early in the morning and they had to go to work soon.
Sami had been living at the dorm house for three years now and still wasn't used to cleaning the enormous building. She'd rather give up a swimming forever (well, not really!) than clean the house, but it had to be done. The house was home to anyone who didn't mind paying rent. So the inhabitants ranged from vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and even mermaids. Sami was one of the mer-folk. She could switch in and out of her fins at anytime when she wanted. (You can imagine that water bill is probably really high). She was young for a mermaid. She had been in the program for three years now, but she was a cadet. Brittany was her temporary "guardian". Until Sami picked a specialty she wouldn't rise in the ranks. Brittany was a Baboan Sith, a vampire that specializes in seducing men by using illusions.
"So where's Tommy?" Sami asked.
"He's out with the boys picking up some club soda."
"Right. Eli got into a drinking contest, with Tommy last night."
"Well he was never the brightest bulb," NOTE: It takes a lot for a vampire to get drunk.
"I wonder if Jacob is okay." Sami commented.
"I'm sure he's fine. He said he was hanging with a friend."
"But he's been going out with this 'friend' a lot. Do you think it's a girlfriend?" The front door slammed open and in walked Tommy, Richard, Byron, and Eli.
"Were home!" Eli shouted.
"Joy." Sami said sarcastically.
"You know you missed us."
"Like I miss getting my wisdom teeth pulled." Eli was forced to move in with the oddball group. He had gotten into a fight with his younger brother, and his parents forced them both to move out until they matured. So there not moving back in anytime soon. Eli was a werewolf like Richard and Byron, but Eli wasn't as in control of his wolf form as they were.
"That was the best party ever!"
"Spoken like a person who didn't have to clean up beer stains and puke." Sami pleaded.
"Thank you." Eli answered happily.
"Seriously Eli, you need to take it easy. Your just lucky that I felt like getting up and getting pills and club soda." Richard said. He was Eli's superior, of course it didn't matter to Eli.
"Thanks, now I'm fine. And I can go to work."
Brittany giggled quietly to herself. Richard looked over at her and gave her a smile. Brittany just blushed. Brittany and Richard had been together for three years. It was odd for a vampire and werewolf to get along and be friends, but it was just plain unusual for a werewolf and vampire to be dating. Brittany had known Richard before she became a vampire. They didn't become romantically involved until after she was turned. Now that she was practically indestructible, Richard saw no reason why they couldn't be together. There was no more for fear of hurting her anymore.
"I'm going to work. Sami groaned. "Where's Tommy?"
"Upstairs sleeping. He's exhausted. He'll catch up with you later."
"Fine with me." Sami went back up to her room and changed into cleaner clothes, and looked for the portal in her closet. The markings glowed red on the wall and she walked through, she found herself immediately surrounded by water. Sami had ended up in the pool of the green house room.
"I need to create a new door." She said to herself. She jumped out of the water, and saw Minerva waiting for her.
"Enjoying the water?" Minerva said. Minerva was graceful as ever. Her hair reached down to her ankles, but she had it tied into a ponytail. Minerva was centuries older than Sami. She lived through almost every important event to date, and yet she didn't look a day over 20.
"Very much ma'am." Sami said happily. Sami hopped out of the pool, and Minerva handed her a towel to dry off with.
"Maybe, you should move your portal doorway so you won't end up in the pool."
"It's fine. I like it."
"I guess it makes sense you being a mermaid and all. Now if you want a snack, there's some snacks in the cooler."
"Thank you." Minerva strolled away, disappearing into the plants. Sami made her away over to the break area. Ariel was already there waiting, looking excited and hyper. Ariel, was also a mermaid and also was undecided about her specialty. She had short mousy brown hair, with a slight red stripe in the back. "Why are you hyper?"
"The snack! Minerva baked a red velvet cake for us!" Ariel practically squeaked.
"A whole cake! This is great! But shouldn't we share with KC and Jacob?" Ariel gave her a sad look like she was about to cry. "Your right. We earned it. Let's enjoy it."
"Yay!" Sami walked over and opened up the cooler and looked around for the container. All she found was an empty plate.
"It's gone……" Sami said. She picked up the plate and a note was attached to it.
"Dear Sami and Ariel,
We saw the cake and helped ourselves. Better luck next time!
Jacob & KC"
"Their suffering will be legendary…." Ariel practically whispered. On the other side of the building in the gym KC felt a cold chill go up his spine.
"Dude, did you just get the feeling that you just made the biggest mistake of your life?" KC asked.
"Nope." Jacob answered. KC was a dragon. He kept in human form most of the time, and he was studying how to become an assassin alongside Jacob. KC was born in the same town as Minerva, so they were close. Minerva helped KC realize his reptilian side. He was tall, and dark with black curly hair that was cut short down to his head. Jacob was Minerva's grandson. He wasn't born with the werewolf gene like his brother Eli, but he was born with a possession of some kind. Jacob had another side to him that had a bad temper. He learned to control it over the years, but it's still unpredictable. That's why his parents made his brother and him split up and live apart from each other.
"Of course you don't." Jacob was shorter than KC, and actually was paler than Minerva, but that came from his mother's side. The werewolf side.
"Where's Richard? He said there was an announcement."
"He's probably out with Brittany again."
"Like you should talk. At least he doesn't have a deathwish."
"Yes. Jera told you not come near her daughter. And what do you do? You ask Amelie on a date."
"Her mom doesn't know. So were fine."
"For now." Richard came through the door with Tommy, Eli, and Brittany in tow. Richard looked angry and scared at the same time.
"I've got some bad news." Richard finally said.
"Evaluations are coming up."
"That's no big deal. We have those all the time." KC answered.
"No. It is a big deal." Tommy said softly. They're sending people from the council to evaluate all of us." KC and Jacob looked scared. Ever since the American branch opened in New York the council has placed doubts that it would never work out. To be blunt, they were pretty much all racists. They were used to their only being the European branch, and have at all costs to keep change to a minimum. At one point they didn't want vampires and werewolves enlisting, but relented after a few years. So the idea of an American branch disgusted them, they would try to find anything wrong with how it was run, it's members, right down to how the building looked.
"This is a ridiculous! They've been harassing us for years now. Can't they except that maybe were doing a satisfactory job?" Brittany griped. " We don't have many members, but were doing great."
"Why doesn't someone just replace them already?" Eli asked.
"Because no one wants their job." Richard. "Look, just be kind, courteous, and just let whatever they say roll right off your back."
"Easier said than done. When are they getting here?"
"2 minutes ago."
"They're already here!?" Everyone yelled.
"Calm down! It won't be so bad." Unfortunately Sami was already facing the one of the councilman at that moment. He was tall, unusually tall, he towered over Minerva. He had a short bowel cut, and deep red eyes that sunk into his narrow face.
"So, Sami…why haven't you picked you specialty yet?" He asked in a scratchy voice.
"Well, I can't really decide what I want to study yet." She answered shyly.
"Do you believe the teacher's are too inefficient to teach you?"
"No! That's not it. Minerva has taught me well. I just have other things that I need to put into consideration. Cause I do have school outside of the agency, so I want to finish that up."
"Oh. You are in?"
"I'm graduating high school."
"So you should have already picked out your specialty by now."
"yes, I know."
"Young lady, there is no excuse for laziness."
"Laziness?" Sami thought angrily.
"We run an agency, that was created to help people. If you can't make a decision on whether or not you want to be here, then you should leave, and not waste our valuable time."
"Yes, Lord Aloisio. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom." I will make you eat those words, old man. Was what she was really thinking. Jacob got most of the attacks though while he was trying to train in the rifle range.
"So Jacob, I'm going to ask a few questions and just answer them as truthfully as possible okay?" the woman said sweetly. She was tall, and had gray hair that she had pulled back into a bun. She vaguely reminded Jacob of an old librarian.
"Yeah, sure." He was on the ground with his rifle aiming at the target.
"Let's start with some basic questions. Are you the second son of Sirius?"
"Yes," He fired and hit the target shot on.
"Is your mother Francesca?"
"Are you currently partnered with a dragon?"
"Are you currently in a relationship with Amelie, the daughter of Jera and Trevor?" Jacob, had fired the rifle but missed the target by feet.
"Amelie. The half vampire?"
"Why is that any of your business?" Jacob got up off the floor, and glared at her.
"Because, last time I checked Jera had forbidden you to see her. So it alarmed me that both you and Amelie had been paying for hotel rooms, expensive restaurants, and other luxuries. I had to assume that you were both going against Jera's wishes."
"Were not together."
"Are you sure of that?" She asked looking at him with a smirk across her face. "Are you getting upset at me for asking such a question? Will I get to finally see your rumored other personality? I believe you call him "Hyde", am I correct?"
"I think you need to leave Madame Alair."
"Hmph. Feigning innocence then?"
"Bye Madame." She left gliding across the floor as if she was a ghost. Everyone in the building was subjected to harsh, and confusing interviews by the council members. Eventually it came down to finally giving their "helpful criticism" to Sirius. Sirius was strictly about business when it came to his work, and liked to get straight to the point.
"Well? Tell me what you think of them. I have work to do." Sirius said. He sounded agitated, he didn't like being interrupted.
"They are all decent workers." said Madame Alair. "My concern is with your son. Jacob."
"What's the problem?"
"For one he lies. Even when presented with evidence he denies everything. Also in my opinion he is a danger to everyone around him. I believe he has no control over 'Hyde', and will eventually kill someone he cares about."
"Well I think you're wrong. Jacob has taken stress relief classes. His grandmother has taught him different ways to calm himself, and overall he's a very calm individual. Now if someone deliberately provoked him." He narrowed his gaze at her. "Then I don't feel sympathy for the person he unleashed his wrath on."
"Be that as it may, we have other concerns. You have a werewolf who is romantically involved with a vampire."
"My agents love/sex lives are none of my business."
"So you were aware of this!"
"Of course I was. Francesca is a family friend of Richard's. I know objection to their relationship, because if you haven't noticed I am married to a werewolf, so a vampire dating a werewolf does not faze me."
"Fine." She said sounding defeated. "I was hoping to not have to do this."
Richard was in the break room lying across the couch trying to sleep. He was tired from being harassed by the councilman. He didn't notice who walked in and sat down next to him.
"Richard." Brittany said sweetly.
"I'm tired. Not in the mood either." He said back.
"Don't let what they said get to you. Everyone looks up to you here." He looked at her and gave her a confused look. "Okay, everyone except for your brother, but that's your little brother. Everyone believes in you. Including me."
"Well you, goes without saying. Of course you believe in me." She kissed him on the forehead.
"I know. But sometimes I think you need a reminder."
"Thank You." She got up and left, and he went back to sleep. KC and Jacob drowned their sorrows with shots at the local hotel bar.
"I never want to go through that again." KC he drank another shot and cued the bartender for another.
"Go through what?" Jacob asked, he was just swishing his drink around in his glass.
"Wanting to kill someone but not being able to."
"Understandable. What did they say to you?"
"He asked what kind of man can't use a sword." KC didn't like using a swords. He had other methods of fighting. "What about you?"
"One of them visited me in break room. I ignored him and he slapped me upside the head, and told me that boys like me would've been beaten for insolence."
"Really? Why won't they just die or retire?"
"Because they don't want to." Jacob got a tap on his shoulder; he turned to find a girl about his age. She was tall, with long black hair that trailed down her back. She was wearing a sweater that looked too big for her with a short black skirt on.
"Hi Amelie." Jacob said. She smiled back with her light brown eyes, her skin was a perfect tan. She lived in the Caribbean with her mother and father, so she was always tan.
"And this is where I take my leave. Bye lovebirds." KC said. "Here's my credit card use it wisely and return it by tomorrow morning." KC handed over a bright blue card, and he left.
"The usual?" Amelie asked.
"Of course." Jacob answered. They got their usual hotel room on the floor closest to the pool in case they felt like swimming. When they got to their room Jacob ordered a video game for them to play. Jacob's and Amelie's relationship was not very sexual. They got a hotel room so they could hang out and catch up with each other. They're parents didn't know about any of this.
"Do you really want to play video games tonight?" Amelie asked.
"We don't have to. What do you want to instead?" Amelie smiled and showed off her fangs. "Sure." He answered happily. He opened up his collar and let her tackle him to the bed. Half-vampires didn't need to drink blood to survive, but they could give their blood willingly to anyone they want. In return the receiver would get an energy boost, instant happiness, and other side effects would happen.
Amelie bit down hard on his neck and slowly let the blood flow out of her into him. Jacob's eyes rolled back, and she could tell he was enjoying it. After a few minutes she got up off of him and gave him a big smile.
"Thank You." Jacob finally said.
"Always a pleasure." She sat down next to him on the bed and cuddled up to him.
"Is everything okay at home?"
"It's fine. My mother is still working on her project."
"She really thinks she can get the councilman removed?"
"Yes. She wants to so badly. She says that all they've ever done is cause problems for everyone. Hearts have been broken, and loved ones have been killed."
"I know. My dad used to talk about a former colleague of his whose dead now, mostly about how great he was, and how he changed a lot of lives. He was the first one to put a sword in my grandmother's hands and show her how to use it."
"Most of all, she wants all the agencies to be more connected." At this point Amelie was on the verge of crying. Her older brother Alexander worked at the London Branch, so he was far from home. Every once in awhile there would be a visit but it was never the same. "I just want my brother back."
"Hey, everything will be alright." Jacob hugged her close to him. Alexander wanted more options in terms of jobs so he went to the branch that was more developed and had more teachers. Now he has a job that he loves, but he lives far away from his family.
"Thank you." She kissed him gently on the cheek. "I probably need to start getting ready to go."
"Probably. I love you."
"I love you too." Amelie got up off the bed, and started to walk out, She checked the hallway first and then took fire exit to the back alley, then made her way to the sidewalk. She was safe, for now. No one saw her.
"Guess, I can go shopping a little before heading to the nearest portal." She thought to herself. After walking down a few blocks, a young man stopped her on the side walk.
"Young lady, I'm doing a survey would you mind answering a few questions?" The stranger asked.
"Okay. Do you like New York?"
"Do you have an older brother?"
"Is his name Alexander?"
"How do you know that?" Amelie started to walk away when something hard hit her in the back of the head. She lost consciousness and blacked out. A few minutes later she woke up and found that she was tied up.
"She's waking up." A voice said.
"Doesn't matter. She's too drugged up to do anything." Amelie's head hurt, and she felt very confused.
"So let's see what can we sell. Fangs, blood, what else?"
"We could sell her to clients who are interested."
"What if they rough her up?"
"She'll heal." At this point she tried to break her bonds.
"SOMEBODY HELP ME!" she screamed.
"Shut her up!" Someone punched her across the face.
"Please let me go!" she pleaded. Out of nowhere a body fell down next to her. A rush of screams came from the darkness then someone flipped on the light. Alexander was standing over her. His long black hair reached down past his shoulders, and he was pale as ever.
"Alexander!" she screamed with joy. He reached and pinched her face.
"Dummy. You should be more careful." Alexander untied her, and Amelie gave him a big hug.
"Thank you for saving me."
"Hey no problem. Let's get you home." Their reception wasn't what they expected though. Instead of a sweet mother who was worried, they got a tired, over-worked mother who was worried.
"I was worried sick! You could've been hurt. You're lucky that Alexander showed up in time to save you!" Jera yelled. It was surprised to everyone when Jera got pregnant. She often used to go on about how she would never have children. But when Alexander was born the French/Brazilian Valkyrie put her weapons aside and became more motherly.
"Mom, I'm sorry. I just wanted to meet up with Alexander in New York so we could hang out." Amelie said. That was the story. She was going to meet up with her brother when she was attacked by the hunters.
"Mum, it's true. If it's anyone's fault it's mine. I shouldn't have left her alone." Alexander inserted. "It won't happen again."
"You bet it won't! The councilman are sending someone to watch over the American branch, and Alexander I know it would be a burden, but you could possibly stay a little while longer and watch over your sister?" Amelie looked at him in horror. He just smirked and nodded yes to his mother. "Thank you."
"Mom I don't need a babysitter."
"It's just until this person leaves. Then you can go do what you want." The phone rang in the next room and Jera excused her to answer it.
"I can't believe this."
"What did you expect? That you would get off the hook for almost being put on the black market? This is our mother we're talking about right?" Alexander said sarcastically.
"I didn't expect her to make you stay, but is the council really going to do that?"
"Of course, they want find something wrong so they can shut it down. But you'll be okay. Just as long as you and your little 'boy toy' don't get caught."
". Your hilarious." Alexander pulled her into a hug and held on tight.
"You really scared me tonight. I was for sure I was too late. Promise that won't happen again."
"No promises." Amelie was shorter than her brother. She came up around his neck, and she could see the scars in his collar bone. "What happened to you?"
"Nothing. Just a little sparring with some friends." He's lying. She thought.
"Does mom know about your tattoos?"
"No, and she better never find out if you value you your life!" He threw her on the couch and began tickling her around the ribs.
"Stop! I can't take it!" she laughed. He stopped eventually and bid her good night. "It's great that your home!" she yelled at him down the hall.
It was supposed to be a short story, it turned into a monster, O.O