Kersen.

Jan. 20th, 2017 01:50 am
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After Anael had made sure that Alcuin had everything he needed, he set off to do as he had promised him, and reached Kersen's home right as the sun was setting behind the London buildings. He landed in a nearby, small street, then shed the wings and reappeared to the world, to walk on over to Kersen's door. He rang the bell, then said quietly to the door, hoping that Kersen might be listening, and would hear him, "It's Anael."

Date: 2017-01-20 01:09 am (UTC)
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Kersen had just woken, and had barely had a moment to throw on a robe and head into the kitchen to get some blood when the doorbell rang.

He might have waited until after he fed, but then heard Anael's voice. So he opened the door.

"This is a surprise," he said, pleasantly. "Come in. I'm afraid I've just gotten out of bed."

Date: 2017-01-20 01:20 am (UTC)
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Bonnie tended to sleep longer than Kersen, until it was pitch black out. Which was probably good, if Anael had bad news.

He frowned as he took Anael's hand. "What is it?"

Date: 2017-01-20 02:02 am (UTC)
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Kersen went still. "He..." For a moment, he thought he must have misunderstood. But no, not with the expression Anael had on his face.

"Oh my god." He stumbled back a little, and leaned against the wall, as if he might have fallen over otherwise.

Date: 2017-01-20 02:16 am (UTC)
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After a moment, Kersen shook his head, though there was sorrow written all over his face. He looked at Anael. "Like you, I've seen many people die over the years. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt, of course." He sighed, ran a hand through his hair. "But he was young, still..."

And speaking of young - "Does Alcuin know?"

Date: 2017-01-20 02:58 am (UTC)
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Kersen leaned his head against the wall, and sighed. "Yeah, sounds like what I know of him. He's probably dying inside, and manages to think of me. How is he?"

Date: 2017-01-20 09:23 pm (UTC)
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"Of course he is," Kersen said quietly. "Fuck." He pictured Hannibal's face. Then, unbidden, a slew of particularly good moments with him. "Fuck."

Date: 2017-01-20 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Kersen offered him a small, sad smile. "Not really. I'll be fine. It's always difficult to lose a friend, but it will pass. I - would worry a lot about the boy, though."

Date: 2017-01-20 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Kersen paused for a beat and said, "Please tell me it's not Eric Northman. The person he has coming over." It wasn't that Kersen disapproved of Eric's interest in Alcuin and vice versa but he could hardly imagine someone worse for this particular occasion.

Date: 2017-01-21 12:13 am (UTC)
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"Ah," said Kersen.

Recognizing that Anael did not seem to know who Eric was, he added, "You know Alcuin has fae blood?"

Date: 2017-01-21 12:42 am (UTC)
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"Eric is a vampire," Kersen said. "He's kind of... in charge, ever since I stopped being so, thank god. And Alcuin - " He almost said belongs to Eric and then realized how awful that was and stopped himself. "He's under Eric's protection. Which is not a bad thing exactly. But it's likely Alcuin has the impression he's more emotionally attached than he actually is."

Date: 2017-01-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
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"Um..." Kersen actually gave this some thought. "I'm not sure. But if Alcuin has a habit of falling for emotionally unavailable older men, it could be a problem. On the other hand... I think it's a good thing that Eric is keeping an eye on him. He's been attacked by vampires at least twice." He didn't mention that one of them was Bonnie. Dear god.

Date: 2017-01-23 08:29 pm (UTC)
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"Ah... no, I think it's highly unlikely. But if it is him... perhaps that just means he cares. He isn't a danger to Alcuin."

Date: 2017-01-23 09:53 pm (UTC)
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"I was concerned because I don't think he's the best person to help," Kersen said. "But if he's who Alcuin wants in this moment..." He shrugged. "We all cope with things differently."

Date: 2017-01-24 03:10 pm (UTC)
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"He's lucky to have you looking out for him, too," Kersen said gently.

Date: 2017-01-24 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Kersen nodded. He was glad. He imagined Hannibal would have worried about him.

Hannibal. Grief rolled over him.

"It was kind of you to come by and tell me in person," he added quietly, and put a hand to Anael's cheek.

Date: 2017-01-24 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Kersen pulled Anael into an embrace, and then kissed his cheek.

"I think perhaps I'd like to be alone for a little while though," he said softly.

Date: 2017-01-24 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Kersen shook his head. "She's gaining more control, but I haven't introduced her to my human friends yet, she..."

He hesitated, and then decided that Anael should get the whole picture. "She's the vampire who recently attacked Alcuin."

Date: 2017-01-24 05:15 pm (UTC)
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"I would like that," Kersen said. "I think you'd be a good person for her to meet. Though she's not awake yet - she's young enough that it takes a time after sunset for her to be strong enough to wake again." He put a hand on Anael's shoulder. "Soon?"

Date: 2017-01-24 06:28 pm (UTC)
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"I will," Kersen promised. He and Bonnie had talked a lot, and within the next few days he was taking her to the club to supervise her drinking from a volunteer. Both of them were uncomfortable with the idea, but it was necessary.

"Thank you again," he added quietly, and kissed Anael's cheek again.

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