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"Well, it's not a matter of trust. My location is not important for my safety. I'm trained to sleep lightly and my own powers are my greatest means of defense. There's also nothing valuable I own that could entice criminals." She again explained with a matter of fact tone. The sun started settng down as they were conversing.

"Ah, good for you. The night is coming. I assume you're far more comfortable under the light of moons and stars?"


"Umm, because it probably was." Anastasia just bluntly admitted that. "I don't think I understand you much, but you're a pretty intriguing person. Do you have really nothing to do? If so I really don't mind then if you visit my modest place. You can even crash there if you have nowhere to go for some reason."


"Mhm, it is kinda nice." She replied quietly, continuing to bask in Medaka's warmth. Nobody hugged her before, so it was also something new. Now that she thought about it, Medaka was certainly one large walking novelty. Unknown, a bit incomprehensible, but sparking her curiosity.


"Err, what?" Anastasia was frankly befuddled with what was going in that girl's head. There was no blushing or embarassment, she was just completely puzzled about it. It felt a bit nice though, her body was pretty warm. So she neither struggled nor protested, just took it in silently.


"See, I just barely got out of the hospital, so I'm not in a mood. Let's just go somewhere and grab something to eat. If you can eat food. I don't know if you can just drink blood or not." Avoiding the subject again. That was the best excuse she could come up with now, and it wasn't really most convincing one.



"Look, I really don't know how you got that impression. I'm just a bit tired due to recent events. Some break maybe would be reasonable. I can't promise anything, but let's just check for your potential later." The mage bottled her depression and pretended to forget about it for now. It usually worked.

"Honestly, I've never had a disciple, so I guess that'd be new too. If I don't find any fault in you and you have the right potential, I'll try. But you will have to listen to me and become sort of my glorified assistant that is also a servant until you become my senior disciple. That's just how it works." She was rambling a bit at that point, but it was a good distraction.

Medaka Kurokami

Medaka leaned forward, clasping her hands together in triumph.  "A mage!  That's amazing!  And a soldier as well! I have studied a few different forms of martial arts, but I am no soldier.  Please tell me!  I want to help!"

She frowned, making a puppy like face at the soldier.  "I can give you something back if you want."


"I... " Anastasia was being bombarded by Medaka's willingness to learn, but she probably had not so good for news for the vampire. "... don't know if you can pick anything up from me, no matter what your intentions are. I was born this way, unlike you. So unless you have some aptitude that you don't know about, the chances are slim. Let's not talk about paying me back unless you know you can learn even basics."

Of course, it was also her decision whether to impart any secrets on her, but she'd be already honest about her chances.


"Yes, I haven't introduced myself either. I'm Anastasia, I'm a sort of a soldier who uses magic. That's really all that there is to that." She answered with some reluctance, not so hot on revealing all her secrets. But she guessed she owed at least that much in exchange for that valuable knowledge she had learned so far. "I don't either enjoy that, but you're literally the first vampire I met, so I won't let you off hook that easily."


"That certainly sounds quite convenient. I got discharged from a hospital few hours ago, so my memories are still fresh." For a fleeting moment she sounded a bit intrigued and curious, though she didn't seem to dwell long on that as she quickly answered the vampire's question without much of a pause.

"And right, I think I can show you some goodwill even if you did in the past was very foolish. Hopefully you learned your lesson or I'll have to correct that."

There was a hint of scorn, but nothing hostile. She seemed more to chastise her for her own good.


"Even you? Honestly it sounds as if you were usually prone to not think things through and make decisions lightly but this was the sole case when your decision making policy was serious. Honestly I think learning some discipline would only do you great. Are you one of those 'adventurers' who still poke around even when it exposes them to too high risk?"

Mavericks like here were ultimately seen by the society as useful but disposable. Somewhat different than when it came to soldiers like her who were disposable but seen as integral part of the society rather than potential outcasts.

"Heh, if you're one of them then becoming a vampire probably did you some good. If you step into a trap or explosion then there is a good chance you won't die on anyone. Unless as a 'half-vampire' your regeneration is not actually that impressive."


"Yes, I think I was pretty much at my sloppiest point. I have to thank you grudgingly for giving me a reason to do something. I've my own goal, but at this point it seems like something I can't achieve in short term. I think I can tentatively trust you somewhat." Unless she was all along a type of person whose machinations were deviously subtle. She'd carefully observe her for now. Which again, begged another question.

"You say that it happened out of companionship. Was it your idea or the other vampire asked you to agree for that? I sincerely hope that neither you nor the other vampire treat that casually. There could be enough immortality obsessed scoundrels who would abuse your trust if they got wind of that." Immortality caused by a phenomenon like this 'vampirism' did not exist in her world. But there were some people who would turn themselves into spiritual beings or use dark arts to prolong their life just to complete overly ambitious project.


Focus on the more important matter or fall to a distraction?

"Honestly, your nature is an unknown to me while demons are something fairly known. I should not distract myself too much, but if you may, go on. I definitely heard some stories about your kind avoiding the sunlight, but regenerative abilities is something new. Huh, if they took your soul and you're just half vampire, so the seat of your power also lies in your body? Considering you know about your full potential, I assume you were born like this, right?"

Anastasia proceeded to make her own conclusions. She wasn't trained to be a scholar, but a soldier had to know a potential opponent. Even with a truce, she planned to learn enough in case she was forced to make a move.


"That's what you get for trafficking with such fiends. They will take a price, but bend their word to the point that that you regret making a deal. I cannot sense any demonic corruption on you, so maybe you should count yourself lucky. The danger is not gone, so don't be surprised if I will have to turn on you if any symptoms happen." There were many people foolish or evil enough to make pacts with demons, and Medaka belonged to the first type. It was an abnormality from the wizard's viewpoint though that she couldn't detect anything suspicious about it.

"For now I'll give you some benefit of doubt. Though I have a question. Assuming you get your soul back and it's not damaged in any way, do you know a difference between being a half vampire and a full vampire? Just my personal curiosity."


"I'm afraid you might be slow on uptake or just screwing with me. The man to whom you sold your soul. I won't repeat myself again." She wasn't the best at this interrogation thing, but she continued to pressure for answers.


Cooperative, huh? She couldn't determine at this point whether her attitude was genuine or it was a ruse. Either way, she had some questioning to do. Except she wasn't really trained for such kind of job, so she was more adept at executing suspects than wringling out the truth from them, whether by force or by words.

"Maybe there will be no need for me to be upset if the answers you give me won't provide me any reason to be suspect you of anything. First, do you know who that man[/] is?"

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