I barely listened to Nicholas while he told me about the story, only keeping an ear out for where Kyle Newson was. I didn’t care about the story right now, I could find that out later. My main concern was finding Abigail’s father right now.
He soon told me where he was, and I grabbed Abby and we left. We got through to where Kyle Newson were being kept very easily, making me suspicious. It shouldn’t have been so easy to get to him. Something was going on.
I tried not to let Abigail know that something was wrong with the situation as I picked the lock and let Mr Newson out. Abigail hugged him immediately.
“Daddy!” Abigail exclaimed.
“Oh, darling, what are you doing here… no… you’ve been turned…”
“I chose this, Daddy. Aaron, I hired him to help me find you, he’s a vampire, Daddy. I love him and I chose this,” she said to him. He looked at her for a moment.
“You shouldn’t have tried. You shouldn’t have come here, you should’ve just left me,” he said frantically.
“How could I leave you, Daddy?” she said, “Why would I?”
“He knows very well why,” said a voice behind me. We all turned around to look at another vampire. Something about him looked very familiar.
“Isn’t this reunion touching?” he asked.
“Who are you? Why?” Abigail screamed. He just smirked.
“I suppose I haven’t introduced myself yet. I run this whole operation. Vampires who lend money to people we know can’t pay it back, and then taking payment in other forms. Generally a pretty young woman who is important to them, but not always a woman. Of course, we’re also involved in other… activities. My name is Bennett. Bennett Gilbert,” he said. My eyes widened and Abigail turned to look at me, shock in her eyes.
“Gilbert? Is he related to you? Your father is involved in this and now him? Are you, too? Was this all a trick?” she screamed. Bennett looked extremely pleased.
“He’s related to me, but I’ve never met him before. He… he’s my great great great great grandfather,” I whispered, “Ambrogio told me stories…”
“Oh, yes, how is Poppa?” Bennett asked, “And Nana? Nana always seemed to be the only person I could stand.”
“They’re better people than you,” I said. He just smirked.
“I knew you were investigating this, Why do you think I let the two of you get in here. I must say, I was surprised how well it turned out, I didn’t expect Nicholas to tell you quite so soon. I told him to tell you, but not give the information too easily. I’ve wanted to meet you, Aaron,” Bennett said. I frowned.
“Meet me?” I asked, confused.
“I like to keep tabs on my family, my descendants. How do you think I got Nicholas involved? When your mother kicked him out, I found him, told him that I had a group of vampires who could help him get used to his new vampire life, didn’t have to be solo now that the Gilberts had turned him away. Told him I was a Gilbert myself who had been turned out of the family-”
“That’s not true! You murdered your wife, left your daughter without a mother as you were sent to prison!” I exclaimed. Bennett shrugged.
“And it was my family who sent me to prison. Anyway, Nicholas quickly caught on to what was going on, but he didn’t mind. In fact, he was into it. He became my best man. He often got to enjoy the young women, and you must know how much he enjoys women. Of course, most of the women were shared before they were disposed of,” he said, grinning widely.
“That is disgusting. He told me you would kill him if he wanted to get out of it,” I said. Bennett laughed.
“No I wouldn’t. Of course I wouldn’t. I can find other people to get involved. People have left easily enough before. That’s just what he told you because he still hopes to have a relationship with you. Of course, he doesn’t deserve a relationship with you. Anyone who abandons their child shouldn’t have a relationship with them. You know that as well as I do,” Bennett said. I glared at him, before turning to Abigail, who was looking more confused than ever, and Mr Newson was looking terrified.
“So, what are you going to do to us? I assume you’re going to play on the fact that we want to get Abigail’s father out of here, and know only I’ll be able to fight you off as you bring in more of your people,” I said. Bennett shrugged, looking at Abigail and Mr Newson. Before I knew it, he was pushing Abigail away, and took Mr Newson’s wrist, biting down.
“Daddy!” Abigail screamed, before pulling him away and jumping on Bennett.
She started fighting him, and I quickly joined in. Soon Bennett was out cold, and we took Mr Newson and started to head back home. I found it extremely curious that there was no one around still, but we soon got home.
As we entered the house, Mr Newson collapsed on the ground, and Abigail knelt down and cradled his head.
“Daddy? Are you okay?” she whispered.
“My darling daughter…” he murmured. Tears filled Abby’s eyes. We could both hear his heart starting to fail.
“Daddy, you’re going to be okay, Aaron’s aunt is a Doctor, Aaron, get Rose, get Rose!” she screamed at me. I stood, frozen. I couldn’t believe what was going on. Ambro and Rose heard Abigail’s screams, and ran into the room. Rose went to Mr Newson’s side, but she looked up at me and shook her head.
“He’s been poisoned, I think. This bite, on his wrist… a vampire?” she asked. I nodded mutely. I couldn’t even tell them who it was. Their own grandson. But they already knew what Bennett was capable of.
“No!” Abigail screamed, “NO! We didn’t go through all that just so I could lose him! No, Daddy, you can’t. You have to stay!” she yelled.
“Love… you… Abigail…” he muttered. Abby put her forehead against his, her tears falling freely on to his face.
“I love you too, Daddy, but you’re going to get through this. You’re going to make it. You-” Mr Newson’s head lolled to the side, and we all heard it as his heart stopped beating. Abigail sobbed harder.
“No, no,” she whispered, “Daddy, no.”
AN~ That wasn’t supposed to happen, it just… did. I never planned it and then it happened and I’m a terrible person.