"Oh! N-no! I'm just...happy!" I smiled and used the sheet to wipe away my tears of joy.
"Then, why are you crying?" Vladimir raised an eyebrow.
"Well, no-one has ever given me something before! This is my first present! So, thank you, Vladimir!" I bowed my head to him. Not even Nick has given me anything besides his time, and Im rich, so I can have anything I want. It feels nice that the first person who has ever given me something was a rather distant person, one who wasn't visibly friendly. He groomed my hair that the cheeky Alejandro had messed up.
"That's a bit better."Vladimir nodded with approval as he kept stroking my hair like a cat. With each stroke, I realised how I feel. I was in love with Nick at first, but like a man's ambition, I wanted something that I couldn't get: Vladimir's heart. I was falling in love with him! That's why Nick's kiss didn't feel right, my heart was subconsciously chasing Vlad's affection. I'd be lying if I said that Nick wasn't attractive, but he had one downfall that got to me: he has had about 9 girlfriends in about 3 months, which I got the hint he wasn't going to stay with me for long if we did have the same feelings for one another.
"Thanks, Vladimir! You're lucky, I only say someone's name when I don't mind them, take it as a rare privilege!" I re-quoted his words. He grinned at my devilish, sarcastic remark.
"Word thief." He shook his head with a light chuckle. Yeah, I'm in love with him. Without knowing it, he had gotten softer towards me.
"Well, see you later, I have to go finish preparing for hunting the Kishies." His beautiful English with his low Russian accent made me even more lovesick. He walked away while playing with the twin dagger to the one he gave me.
"Well, I'll be damned, lassie! That be de first time he's been so kind to a lassie or any lad!" The stubborn little Scott looked at Vladimir's broad back. I smiled at his remark.
As the night progressed, Balondemu set everyone in pairs: Evelyn with Takeshi, Teimoso with Nick, Louise with Alejandro, Ammon with Balondemu and Vladimir with me.
"Alright, our plan is you are the victim, the beautiful dame that need saving, and hopefully a Kishi will see you 'alone' with no protection. All you have to do is lure them into the shadows, check if they're a Kishi and if they are, then say: ya lyublyu knigi. You got it?" Vladimir was telling me the plan for exterminating the Kishi. I nodded with determination. It's sorta cute that he made the code word the first thing I ever said to him in Russian.
"I'm ready!" I flashed my dagger with pride.
"Remember, I'll be protecting you, that's only for an emergency." He smirked and rolled his eyes. I felt my cheeks heat up in embarrassment. I felt like he was my hot bodyguard, or my modern Prince Charming. I know he is decades older than me but biologically, we're the same age. I was wearing old, typical Egyptian clothes. The colour matched my hair and even though I was wearing what was considered rags, I felt richer than Cleopatra. As I was giggling to myself, a man about twenty years old walked up to me. Before I knew it, he had me behind a building, kissing me and trailing from my lips to my chest.
"Ya lyublyu knigi!" I yelled out to Vladimir. As I finished saying the code words, the perverted Kishi had a blade against his throat, slicing at its neck, and drooling blood.
The demon was on the ground, bleeding to death.
"Thanks, Vladimir!" I was panting.
"Why are you panting like an exhausted dog? Don't tell me you were getting turned on by that devil!?" He grabbed my chin and made me look into his intoxicating eyes.
"What?! No! I was freaking out! I mean, he was kissing me and I just wanted to grab the dagger you gave me and plunge it into his throat. He had my arms pinned behind my back, so I couldn't move! Also, he isn't really my type, so it's alright." I smiled faintly.
"Okay then, you think we can keep this up for another hour or so?" He kicked the corpse like a soccer ball. I didn't reply with words, but my body simply hugged him. He gasped from the shock.