“come inside if you’re ready. We really want to show you the room we’ve prepared for you. We even made rooms for your siblings and their family members we know about so you could be assured they can come whenever you want” It was worth every bit of effort that had taken when they saw how much it comforted Nephi, their precious little boy. They all entered Alvah and Darays castle. It had been amazing from the outside but it was breath taking on the inside. Nephi had never seen anything like this “wow” he blushed as it slipped out. Daray smiled, offering his hand. Nephi took it and Dary guided Nephi to his room, eager to show it off first.
They opened the door and let Nephi walk in first. He slowly moved around the room, seeming to want to look at every inch of it. “it’s wonderful…thank you” he sounded like he was holding back tears so Daray hugged him again “we know you’ve only just met us but we love you. We’ve loved you from the second we heard about you Nephi. You’re amazing, a gift and we want you to be happy here”
“thank you so much” he managed to keep the tears at bay as they left his room to start showing everyone the other rooms that would be for them. Nomas room was the very next one. Since they were so close Alvah and Daray thought he’d be happiest that way. They had taken great care when they did each room to make it as homey and welcoming as possible.
“I liked your world so far” Nephi said as they all sat down in the main area Daray and Alvah kept company “we could explore some later today or tomorrow. We know it was quite a trip getting here”
“yeah…tomorrow would be good.” Nephi looked at Alvah, really taking him in. He looked precisely like he thought a vampire would look from old books he had read which was something that grabbed him because in Wolfric and Merles world the vampires he met all looked like regular guys. He eventually asked “why do vampires look like regular guys where I came from but you look like something out of the books I’ve read” Daray almost chuckled before Alvah answered “Most look like regular guys I just dont care to update my look”
“well…you look cool” Nephi blushed and Alvah smiled, happy to hear anything other than he was scary. He knew he now needed to control his temper more than ever. He didn’t want to screw up his relationship with this child. Alvah spoke again “Daray is a vampire now too. He was human when we met but I wanted to keep him forever”
“you can really do that?”
“yeah, I’ll teach you when you’re older if you ever fall in love with a mortal”
“was it a hard choice to be a vampire?” Nephi asked Daray who shook his head “No, I love Alvah with all of my heart. It meant the world to me when he asked me to live forever” Nephis next question was directed at Alvah again “My creator told me you were incredibly powerful, is that true?”
“Yes, I bet you can do a lot of things I can. I can help you learn and if you got nothing from me I’ll love you the same. It doesn’t matter to me, I want to make sure you know that. You can be as powerless as Daray was when I met him and I’d love you Nephi” Another weight off his shoulders. He knew Merle and Wolfric didn’t care about stuff like that with their kids but he was still nervous he might disappoint them in some way.
They stayed inside the first day, exploring the castle and getting to know one another. The next morning after breakfast they left the castle “why don’;t you lead the way son, Daray and I will let you know if you should avoid anything”
“yeah, whatever interests you, go for it. We can show you specific things that will take awhile to get too later…if you decide to stay with us”