Chapter 4- Mysterious Man in Red
She opened her eyes and looked around. It was empty, she touched the empty space beside her on the bed. Last night’s memories still danced in her mind. Gripping the sheets Angel turned over into the comforter. “Why was I so nervous?” She chided herself, frowning. Every touch of his mad her body shiver and shake, but it wasn’t in fear. Alucard misread her reactions as fear. She was just nervous, never had any relations with a man before. Not one to this extent.
Angel let out a sigh, promising herself that the next time would be different. “I’m not gonna freak out next time. No coping out.” Sitting up she hugged her legs, resting her head on her knees. The blush forming on her cheeks as she recalled the tender kisses. A giggled escaped her as she remembered his grin. –Who would have thought someone as scary as Alucard could be so soft and tender-hearted?- Her fingers trailed along the lace bottom of her silk nightgown. –I wonder how long he’s been gone?- She slid out of bed and stood up. “Well, I won’t find out being in bed all day.” She walked over to the dresser and saw her uniform neatly folded and cleaned. “Walter must have cleaned it, I’ll have to thank him later.”
She got dressed and started brushing her messy hair, tying it back into the pig tails and smiled at the mirror. “Today is another day on a mission I bet. I’m gonna do my best.” It was probably odd looking, seeing someone give a pep talk to themselves but everyone needs encouragement sometimes.
A set of cat ears peeked around the corridor. “hrmm… I know she’s in one of these rooms.” Schrodinger looked around and looked at the doors curiously. Angel opened her door and took one step out into the hallway. “AH!”
They both fell to the ground as Schrodinger crashed into her. “Ow, what the?” Oh! Hi, Neko.” She said smiling at him. “h-hi” He was embarrassed a bit, laying on top of her and scrambled to get up. “So, I heard you had a tough mission. Are you alright now?” Angel stood and dusted her skirt off, “I feel alright now. Thank you for asking.” He smiled back at her, “Did you give that priest a run for his faith for real?” That phrase made her frown as his faith wasn’t shaken at all from the battle. Not at least to her knowledge. “If you mean did I hold my own in battle, I think so.”
She remembered the wings and looked behind her to her back, they weren’t there though. –hrmm. I know it happened but it’s so weird and all so fast.- “Um… Have you seen Alucard?” Schrodinger’s ears flicked and flattened to his head in thought. “I think I saw him in the basement… but that was like an hour ago.” “Oh. Ok, well thanks anyways” She walked past him but was startled when he grabbed her hand. “huh?”
He grinned at her, “There’s other places to be!” Angel was confused, “Like where?” She had no choice as she was being dragged by him. –Wow for a small cat boy he has a lot of strength. My hand hurts!-
Schrodinger lead her into the dining room where Seras was sitting and reading a book. Pip popped out from behind her and waved. “Hello Cherub! Feeling better?” Angel glared at him briefly recalling his rude comment about Alucard the day before but gave up the glare. “I’m alright. How is everyone?” She took a seat beside Seras.
“Well, Sir Integra is in her office. Walter was doing something for her and Master, I haven’t seen him all morning. Have you Angel?” Angel shook her head, “Not since last night.” Seras nodded, “Everything seems to be fine otherwise.” Schrodinger cocked his head to the side peering at the book, “Whatcha reading?” Seras blushed, “Just doing some research, that’s all.” Angel looked at the title, “Oh, the holy roman empire. Brushing up on a history lesson?” Pip chuckled, “I think she’s trying to be a smarty and see if she can find traces of Alucard through the history books. I doubt it.” “Oh shush Pip!” Seras looked back at the book, blushing more and concentrating.
Angel smiled, -I guess that’s a good idea. We don’t know all that much about him. Only just yesterday I found out he has another form and more are to be found out. - She laid her head on the table watching Seras read and sighed, -I wonder what his other forms are like. Are they all frightening? - “Hey, Seras?”
“hmm? Yes?” “Have you seen Alucard’s other forms?” Seras looked off to the side thinking, “I have.” “How many are there?” Seras took a moment to count, “Three levels.” Angel looked at her shocked, -that means there’s two others I haven’t seen yet.- “What are they like?”
Seras smiled remembering one of them and giggled uncontrollably. “What’s so funny?” Angel stared at her best friend. A grin crept across her face as she looked at Angel. “I’m not telling you.” “AWWW why not?!” Angel exclaimed flattening her upper body on the table frustrated. “You can’t keep things from me, that’s not fair!” Seras laughed hopping up and getting out of her chair as Angel tried to grab her. “Dang! Get back here!”
Seras darted into the corridor with her book. Pip laughed watching Angel chase them. “See if you can keep up Cherub!” Angel furrowed her eyebrows and sprinted after them. –grr… She knows something about them. No, she saw them. I want to know too! I’ll be closer to understanding Alucard. I must know-
She turned the corner and jumped up the stairs to the second level. Angel followed only to smack into Walter, sending papers everywhere. “Ow! Not again.” She rubbed her head and looked up seeing an irritated Walter staring back at her. –Oh shit.- “W-Walter. Oh I’m so sorry.” She stammered and collected the papers for him. Walter sighed and collected the remaining sheets and picked up the stack from Angel’s hands. “Please try to refrain from running around aimlessly and take more care.” Angel flinched slightly from the chiding. “Yes Walter.” She watched him as he walked away.
Slowly walking up the stairs she saw Seras at the top and glared at her. Her white gloved finger pointed at her, “You have some explaining to do! I want answers now.” The voice that bellowed out from the pig tailed blonde surprised Pip but made him burst out into laughter. Angel seethed in annoyance staring at Pip. “What’s so funny!? I crashed into Walter because of you.” Pip smirked, “That wasn’t my fault.”
Seras rubbed the back of her head nervously, “That would be mine. Ok I’ll tell you since it was my fault.”
Angel hopped up the stairs, landing in front of Seras. Her attitude changing to a higher tune again, “So, what’s his other forms like?” Seras leaned in and whispered, “Well one he’s got longer hair and is a bit scary in, but the other…” She giggled again. “Whaaaat? Tell me.”
Seras’s red eyes darted back and forth nervously as if she was afraid to be caught. She leaned in further and whispered, “Master has a mustache”
Angel’s eyes widened, “WHHHHAAAA?”