Reservations of the Undead 5: The Reuinion
Published Jul 31, 2008

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Hey everyone, I just wanted to say hi and thanks for reading my story. I'm very thankful to everyone who has left comments... if I didn't write back to say thank you, I apologize, I tried to write to everyone but I might have missed a few here and there.

VERY, VERY special thanks to ritakwolf who gave me the idea for the name Devlin!! THANK YOU RITA!!! :D

Enjoy the last chapter!!

Hugs, ~TR~

Hey everyone, I just wanted to say hi and thanks for reading my story. I'm very thankful to everyone who has left comments... if I didn't write back to say thank you, I apologize, I tried to write to everyone but I might have missed a few here and there.

VERY, VERY special thanks to ritakwolf who gave me the idea for the name Devlin!! THANK YOU RITA!!! :D

Enjoy the last chapter!!

Hugs, ~TR~
We had holed up in a little shack on the edge of town; we figured it would be a good base of operation. It wasn't much... a kitchen table and a few chairs. We didn't even have a kitchen. That's ok, we didn't plan on spending much time there. We needed to find the Elders, but first we needed to know something about them. Who they are. Why they are the way they are. Why they hate everyone. Virginia and I sat down to discuss what we knew so far. We knew they were attacking people at random. They wanted them to suffer the same fate they had suffered. But why? We had to wait for Garrett and Makenzie to return. They left to go underground to find out what they could. I was hoping they'd return soon; we needed to stop the Elders before they hurt someone else. It was a little past noon when they returned. They'd only been gone for about a day or so, so I figured they must have something big. We all gathered around the table to listen to what they found out. Garrett, or Gary as Virginia calls him, started out telling us about when they first came to town. He said that what he knew of them before wasn't true, and they had a much sadder story than any of us had imagined. Devlin and Larissa VanBuren lived in Sim City for 2 years until they gave birth to their beloved daughter Nathalia. They were outcasts in the city and thought maybe a quiet life in the suburbs would be the best choice to raise their daughter. They never thought it would be the worst decision they would make. They found an old, abandoned church on the edge of town. They were far enough away from their neighbors that they wouldn't have to deal with them on a daily basis. But they knew they weren't accepted. They heard the whispers and saw the dirty looks. Still, they thought this would be a better life for their daughter. The three were a loving family and nothing anyone said about them could ever change that. One evening, Larissa and Devlin decided to put Nathalia in her crib and spend some time enjoying the outside. Larissa gave her a kiss goodnight, tucked her in, and the couple went outside. It wasn't until they returned inside that their worst fears had been realized. Their baby was gone. Calling for help got them nowehere; no one ever responded. They were on their own, and they were never able to figure out how anyone got in or out. They couldn't understand how this could happen, or why. They knew they weren't accepted but they never thought anyone would go as far as to kidnap their child. Whoever took Nathalia must have thought she'd be better off without them; that they were monsters for bringing a child into their cruel, disturbed world. Days passed, then weeks and there was still no sign of Nathalia. She was gone forever. They fell into a deep depression, followed quickly by anger. Well, if they were monsters then they might as well start acting like monsters. They would get their revenge and they would do it by making people face the same fate they faced. They wanted them to be whispered about and ignored and stared at in horror like freaks. They would make them Vampires. The people would learn they had messed with the wrong family. It was a terrible story and after hearing it, we called up the four people from the commune. They were starting to find it easier to fit back in with society, but they were still outsiders. We told them what we knew and made a plan from there. We knew we had to find Nathalia, but where to start. Jeremy remembered his brother being friends with a girl named Nathalia Melbourne, and she'd be about the right age. He remembered where she lived, so he and Makenzie agreed to go to her and find out what she knew. They returned a few hours later saying she didn't say much, but they told her where we were and invited her to come see us if she was interested. Virginia pulled me aside as everyone was leaving. She told me she remembered seeing a crack in one of the walls of the old, abandoned church where the commune was. She couldn't remember where it was, but she knew she'd recognize it if she saw it again. Her theory was that if they had been able to be in hiding before Nathalia was taken, then maybe they'd never left. It was a good idea, and right now it was all we had to go on. The next day at a little past 9am, a young, blonde woman stood in the front yard looking like she was trying to decide whether or not she wanted to come in. Jeremy saw her and invited her inside and introduced her as Nathalia Melbournse. It was there where we asked her what she remembered about her childhood. She sat down and told us that she knew she had been adopted, but whenever she asked about her birth parents, her adoptive parents quickly changed the subject. She said she had always wondered about who they were and why they would give her up. She said after she spoke with Makenzie and Jeremy that she suddenly understood that she had to meet her real parents since she knew that they loved her and hadn't give her away. We told her about our plan and asked her if she would be interested in going with us. We promised her that we didn't want to hurt them; we just wanted to stop them from turning more people into Vampires. She agreed and said she would do whatever she had to in order to see them again. She seemed to get along really well with Jeremy, right off the bat. We agreed that it would be better for Jeremy to come with us into the church. It might make it easier on her since she didn't know any of us except for him. Maybe since she could trust him, then she might trust us and our motives a little more. Just before dusk we waved goodbye to Makenzie and Garrett. They were going to scope out the church and see if they could find the crack in the wall that Virginia remembered. Once dusk hit, we would meet with them and they would keep watch outside with the others while the rest of us went in. If everything went as planned, we could convince the Elders to stop their reign of terror. If it didn't work, then we'd have to play it as we go. I was hoping it wouldn't come to that. We all were. When we got to the church, none of us could seem to find the enterence to the upstairs of the church. Not even Virginia could remember where she'd seen it. All the walls seemed to look the same, there was nothing even resembling a doorway. It was getting darker and harder to see and the sounds of the old building were getting eerie, putting all of us a little more on edge than we would have liked. After about an hour, Virginia called over to me. She said she found the wall where she saw the crack. She said the wall had a funny color to it and when light hit it at a certain angle you could see the outline of a doorway. So we tried the wall, and lucky for us a large stone door swung open. We all held our breath as it creaked open and as silence enveloped the room, we all looked at each other and waited for the worst. When nothing happened, we decided we would go up first and leave Nathalia and Jeremy downstairs just in case they were waiting for us. As soon as we got upstairs we knew we were in the right place. In the middle of the dark, dingy room was the empty crib, covered in dust. They had never moved it, probably hoping one day their little girl would return to them. On the far side of the room lay two coffins side by side. They were open... the Elders were somewhere in this building, and I didn't like not knowing where they were. They could be around any corner waiting for us. Slowly Virginia and I made our way around a corner and there were the Elders, waiting, their red eyes glowing in the dark like lasers. They knew we were there and they didn't look happy to see us.

As soon as Larissa turned on Virginia, I knew we were in trouble. Virginia had been a Vampire once herself, but I didn't know what would happen if she were bit again, or even if Larissa would let her live. Just then we heard a small voice call from the corner of the room, and it was as if the whole world had suddenly stopped spinning. "Mom? Mom, is that you?" It was Nathalia. She had found another staircase and came up to see if everything was ok. "Oh my.... my baby!" Larissa cried. She knew right away that this was her precious baby girl. A mother never loses the bond she has with her child, and she immediately ran over to her now grown daughter and threw her arms around her.

"I always knew you were alive. I've never stopped loving you." Larissa and Nathalia were both in tears. Devlin stood in the corner in shock, then eventually his face broke and he went to his wife and daughter and they all just held each other and cried.
"You have returned our daughter. Why have you done this for us? No one has ever done anything good to us... what can we do to return the favor?" Larissa asked in between tears.

Virginia spoke for all of us. "All we ask is that you stop attacking people who don't want to be Vampires. I know how hard it has been for you both trying to live in a society that doesn't accept us. I was a Vampire too, and until I met Sebastian, I thought the whole world was out to get me. But it's not. There are many of us around. Please, don't hurt any more people."
Devlin and Larissa both looked at each other, then at their daughter and smiled. Devlin replied, "We agree. We have our daughter back, that is more than enough reason for us to stop."

After that, the rest of us left Nathalia with her parents to let them get to know each other again and we returned home. The future was looking good for all of us, and it looked like everything would work out for the best.
One year later... Nathalia and Jeremy got to know each other better. After a few months, he proposed to her and they were married in a small ceremony at the church where her parents live. Both her families were there, agreeing to put their pasts behind them for the sake of their daughter. They eventually moved into my old house and immediately started a family. They had a daughter and named her Virginia. Devlin and Larissa may never have had the opportunity to see their daughter grow up, but that wasn't going to happen with their granddaughter. Makenzie and Garrett decided to take a little time away from here. They travelled the world. It turns out that Garrett had quite a lot of money, so he and Makenzie, who'd always been a bit of a free spirit, decided that now that they could go out and not be feared, they would take full advantage of it. And they did. We saw them again 2 years later when they came home. They had been married in Egypt in front of the Sphynx and had a baby boy while they were in Mosambique. They named him Sebastian. A good strong name if I do say so myself! And as for me and Virginia... we had a baby too. We had a son and named him Garrett. We figured if it weren't for him, we never would have met. We bought a cute house right in the center of town. We started a program in the town that has really grown and moved into the city too. It's a program to help people learn about Vampires and teach them to accept Vampires for who they are. We have a lot of help, from Larissa and Devlin as well as people who have chosen to live as Vampires, and those who have been cured. Things couldn't have worked out any better and we are literally, one big happy family.

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#1maggiesmom1Aug 1, 2008

Wooo, first comment!
I just have to say that that was EXCELLENT.

#2Aug 1, 2008

i liked it alot. good job.\:rah\:

#3kazakhAug 1, 2008

Great story! \:rah\: \:rah\: \:rah\:

#4shumainAug 2, 2008

i loveeeed it. great story

#5lordeverglotAug 2, 2008

great story!!!! \:cool\:

#6ritakwolfAug 3, 2008

great finish to your story. Thanks for the acknowledgment at the begining. Also great names for the rest of your new characters. Keep me updated if you write any more stories\:rah\:\:D

#7Aug 5, 2008

And at the end the mother and daughter were united.\:wub\:

#8Thera_MAug 5, 2008

I was soo waiting for this! Its just sad it was the last part \:\(, but I have to say I ended really well!!! So nice story!
Ill be always looking forward to see your stories!!!

#9cutedazyAug 10, 2008

Cute ending!\:rah\:

#10charrayOct 18, 2008

Great job on this story \:rah\: \:rah\: \:\)

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