Libérateur Des Morte by
Shadows of the Guild
Molly Caradene III sighed after the detectives left
their office as she was left alone in the cold room while the fan
slowly circled on. Alone
she thought as a few
tears escaped her eyes again then she closed them as the memory
of that terrible night flooded her mind once again.
Molly looked herself in the mirror as she smiled.
Molly II, her mother, smiled at her as well as she spoke Youre
the most beautiful debutant my dear daughter. I hope you have a
great time tonight with Pierre to the grand ball. Just becareful
out there, I am still worried about what happened to the Reilies.
Molly smiled again as she had waited for a long time with Pierre
for this night of dancing and romance. Oh Mother, you worry
too much. Molly, though, was worried as well for the Reiles
had been long, good friends with the Caradenes. She sighed as she
remembered what was on the newspaper: The Reiles, a high society
family in France, has been brutally murdered in their mansion last
night. Police have not released any evidence on what may have happened.
This is the second high society family hit this week making five
this month. Apparently, some serial murderers were going around
knocking off families of the upper crust in France. Molly shook
her head and tried to forget about it, at least for this night for
she wanted to be with Pierre so much for he had just proposed to
her the night before. There was a knock on the door as the butlers
voice came through it. Madamoiselle Caradene, Mister Deucher
has arrived and the bodyguards as well. Molly looked at her
mother, Bodyguards? Her mother sighed Yes dear
two of them are just going to follow you and Pierre while the other
three stay here guarding our home. Molly sighed as well and
thought, I guess it is for the best
went downstairs where the eagerly awaited Pierre and two men in
jackets awaited her arrival.
Pierre helped Molly into the car as it was getting
late as they drove home from the ball. The bodyguards followed behind
them. Molly yawned for it was so late and tired from all the excitement
with Pierre and their friends. Pierre sighed and said, I had
a great time Molly. I hope you did too. He smiled to her.
She smiled back, Of course Pierre. It will be one of the most
rememberable moments ever. Pierre lifted her hand while he
drove with one hand and kissed it softly and smiled to her. They
passed on through downtown as they were entering the highway and
not long before he would get her to her house. Suddenly, there was
a small scraping noise coming from the car. Do you hear that
Pierre? Molly said with a worried look. Yeah
think the tire may have gone flat and we may be driving on the rim.
Ill pull over to a gas station and then
was cut off as a hand came crashing through his side window and
on his throat as he, on instinct, turned the wheel as the car hit
the railing. Molly screamed as she tried to get the hand off of
Pierre who was desperately trying to keep the car in control. The
hand jerked and scraped Pierres throat as blood gushed out
all over his drivers side. His head fell sideways as his hands
dropped from the drivers wheel. Molly took control leaning
over while she then saw a dark figure out the side of the window.
It then reached over and tried to grab her through the window. The
car veered into the tunnel as Molly saw the thing as the lights
hit it. It had a pale face with reddish eyes and gleaming fangs.
Mollys mouth dropped as she stared in horror at a
Molly, in her fearful awe, suddenly hit the wall as the car veered
into the tunnel and flipped over landing on its roof sliding to
a stop as sparks flew in all directions. Molly opened the door and
crawled out of the flipped over car as she saw the other headlights
stop with a screech and the two bodyguards got out and went over
to Molly. The shorter one looked inside the car seeing the bloodied
Pierre as he cursed and said, We got to get her to her house!
The taller one agreed and they started to break into a run back
to their car. The run suddenly broke off just as it had gotten started
as they saw three dark figures sillouetted by the headlights of
the car. Both bodyguards drew their handguns as they pointed them
at the figures Stay right there or Ill shoot!
The lights went off suddenly as three vampires stood
all with pales faces and blood red eyes. The one on the right was
in torn clothes as he was the one that attacked the car. They let
out a snarl of bestial sounds and lunged forward at the men as the
9mm lead flew right back at them. The torn one caught some rounds
in the head and fell forward on the ground. The other two broke
into the men as one ripped his face off with one swipe upwards as
the man fell over dropping his pistol holding his face while blood
poured out. The other was slashed right across his stomach as his
intestines fell out of his body as he doubled over crying out in
pain. Mollys knees went weak as she saw both men on the ground
yelling as their life ebbed away. The first vampire then stabbed
into the faceless mans back of his head and tore into the
mans brain. Molly heard that voice in her head yelling at
her RUN! Molly broke into a run as she made it over
to the bodyguards truck. The other vampires looked up at her
as they focused their attention off the dead and profusely bleeding
prey and moved towards her. She got inside as quickly as she could
and turned the truck back on as she heard a haunting laugh as the
vampire that was shot in the head looked right at her from the drivers
window. Molly hit the gas as the truck rammed through the wreckage
while the vampires held on to the truck howling at her. She sideswiped
walls as one vampire fell off the side. The same one that killed
Pierre looked at her again from the side window as he put back his
hand and crashed it through at her. Molly fell to the side but keeping
her hand on the wheel as the claw reached for her and grabbed her
elbow. She saw something down below on the floor. It was a revolver.
She grabbed it up with one hand and pointed it at the vampire. .38
Special rounds caused that vampire to fall back and off into the
Molly drove frantically home wondering about all
that happened so fast and sudden. She thought, It must have
been a nightmare. It had to be. Mollys heart sank as
she drove to her house to see numerous police cars and emergency
vehicles out there. She came to a sudden stop as bodybags were rolled
on stretchers into the ambulances. Molly opened the door and pushed
past the paramedics and coroners and opened one of the bags. And
up staring at her was her mothers decapitated head along with
her body. Molly broke into tears as she fell onto the grass while
a cop and a detective walked over to her.
Molly told the detectives that a gang attacked her.
She didnt want to be committed for saying undead Vampires
did it all. Homicide let her go as she went back to the Deuchers
mansion who gladly let her stay now that her home was not only a
crime scene but a place of ghosts of her loved ones. Later that
day, she got a call from someone named Maximillien Reile and told
her to meet him at the park. Mollys eyes widened that the
Reiles son was still alive for he was proclaimed missing at
the Reiles murder scene.
Molly met Max at the park as they sat at the bench.
You are said to be missing you know that? Molly started.
if I go to the cops, they will just put me somewhere
and those vampires will just get me there. Mollys eyes
widened. Max knew what she was thinking, Right
they killed my family and all the others including
Molly raised her voice slightly, But why?
Max looked around a bit and then back at her, My grandfather
showed me many things of old books and things that contained interesting
facts. Vampires are of mixed variances even now. Everyone from some
gang member in the slums, to some blue collar on the night shift,
to even a wealthy business owner that isnt around a
lot. And this was just like it was back during the Middle
Ages. Back then, though, everyone did believe vampires existed from
what the Catholic Church said about purgatory and the myths of monsters
of Caine born from him. They just believed they were savage monsters
out loose from some cave that came into towns at night. There were
nobles. Nobles of shadowy occurrences that never did business at
day unless in their own palaces sealed from light as they secretly
controlled the peasants and other barons while having a hand in
the church and the government. Their influence in the church is
what kept the Inquisition off their backs. Many nobles were tired
of the corruption of supernatural proportions and decided to do
something about it. Many noble families formed Slayer Guild known
as the Libérateur Des Morte or the Liberators
of the Dead They secretly hunted and slayed vampiric nobles.
They had influence as well as they held off accusations against
them. But, the Middle Ages ended and so did peoples beliefs
as even the vampires themselves seemed to grow less and less. The
Liberator Guild disbanded quietly but kept close ties with one another
families. Now, apparently the vampires are back and there are some
that seem to have taken revenge against the families of the Guild.
being hit by the bloody bloodsuckers in revenge and we are in the
middle. I am going to do something about it though. I am going to
try to help out the remaining families and rebirth the Guild in
hope that it might serve a purpose again. Molly, I want you and
myself to begin a new life in this world opened before our eyes.
Our old lives of getting good jobs with our familys wealth
is over now. We know vampires exist and its time something has to
be done about them. There is evil incarnate and its time we laid
some wood down on them. Im not forcing you into anything.
You have all right to not join
but will you still be safe?
Molly thought about all he said and thought for many minutes. Max
said Alright just tell me what you need and Ill get it for
you. I will come back to society once this whole thing blows over
and Ill claim my inheritence as you should as well Molly if you
want to be a Guild Slayer. She would make them all pay for
what they did to her family and her fiancé. Molly looked
at him right in his eyes and said, I need some guns
I liked this Colt 1911 Government and this 9mm Micro-Uzi I saw in
a gun magazine
and maybe a long range weapon of some sort
Max smiled and nodded then got up and walked away. Molly looked
out over the water and just stared at it deciding all the aspects
of her new life as a Guild Slayer.