Chapter 6...I never thought I’d get this far. XD I’m glad there are people that like this fic.
Oh, and this chapter may sound a little...Mary Sue-ish now that I’ve read over it a few times. But...I didn’t know how to write it without making it seem this way. so...rest assured it won’t be so cliched later on.
Oh and Megami and her world and story belong to me. I’m writing a book on it so you steal, you die. XD
Please let me know what you think of the story so far! ^^
It had been several days since the strange man in the black cloak broke through Integra’s office window. Integra’s back had almost completely healed and she was more than happy it was. Not because of the fact that the small gashes stung for a good few days and now they stopped hurting, but because Alucard constantly pestered her about it non stop since Walter bandaged her. She couldn’t tell if his concern was sincere or not, but she didn’t really care either. His constant presence and worry over her had been getting quite irritating. Walter, Alucard, Seras, and unfortunately her doctor all insisted she stay in bed until she healed. Integra would have none of that though and continued doing her work from bed. Luckily the man that tried to attack her hadn’t shown himself since then. There were no strange attacks, only the usual ghoul infestations and random immature vampire stupidity.
Integra was finally back in her office after four days of Walter insisting she stay in bed and heal. It felt good to be back in her high backed black leather chair behind her large mahogany desk. She opened the top drawer and pulled out a cigar and a lighter. She put the cigar in her mouth and lit it, inhaling the familiar flavors and blowing out the smoke sending the white swirls dancing toward the ceiling.
The past four days had been very peaceful really. Integra hadn’t had a strange dream, or vision and it was almost like those incidents never happened. Though she couldn’t deny the sense of foreboding she had in the back of her mind. The man in the cloak couldn’t have just up and left or suddenly decided to stop terrorizing London. Integra was curious as to why he hadn’t shown himself for four days. Also, she never did find out why she was hearing a voice that wasn’t Alucard’s in her head and how that voice knew of the cloaked man.
Integra took a drag from her cigar and turned to some papers on her desk, trying to take her mind off of her sudden worry filled thoughts.
“I left because I thought he had gone back to his world. But I sense his presence return to I came back.”
Integra looked up from her paper startles. The voice from before just spoke to her in her head again.
“Who are you? And what are you doing here? Show yourself.”
Integra was sick of not knowing what was going on. She wanted to know who that man was and who was speaking to her in her head.
“I’m inside you.” the voice replied. “I’m sharing your body for now. That man can’t know I’m here or there will be hell to pay. I’m sort of...undercover.”
“I don’t recall giving permission to share my body...”
Integra should have been more surprised than she was, but she had seen strange things and didn’t think to much of this newfound information.
“Yeah...sorry I didn’t ask. I was in a hurry...”
“Well...don’t think I’ll share for long. I want you out as soon as your business is done, which better be soon”
“Talking to yourself now Master? I never thought you to be the type.”
Integra was pulled from her internal conversation by the perpetual pain in her posterior. Her eyes met with Alucard’s and she glared.
“I didn’t notice you come in. I was thinking about things...”
Alucard walked closer to her desk and leaned on it.
“I’m sure... Who were talking to...?” Alucard glanced around the office. “I don’t sense anyone...”
Integra’s right eye turned green. Alucard leaned closer to her, but she blinked and it was back to normal.
“What are you staring at Alucard? Is there something wrong I should know about?”
“Your right eye...it turned green again....” All humor had left Alucard’s face.
This time integra knew why. She thought she should probably keep it from Alucard a bit longer though. He might overreact and do something drastic to try to get the girl out of Integra’s body. She needed to find out more about this situation before informing anyone else. Weather that was her idea or the girl’s, she wasn’t sure., but she’d go with it anyway.
“Are you sure you’re well Master?” Alucard asked, suddenly much closer than he had been moments before.
Once again Integra had let her mind wander and she hadn’t seen Alucard move. She quickly turned to him.
“I’m fine. Leave me. I have work to do.”
She waved her hand to dismiss him. Alucard frowned but nodded and left.
“As you wish, Master.”
“He’s quite the looker isn’t he?” The voice in her head suddenly said.
Integra’s eyes widened. The voice laughed.
“Don’t deny it Sir Hellsing. I’m sharing your body after all. I know what you think when he’s around. I’ve only been here a week and I already know you how much you care about him.”
Integra glared. She didn’t appreciate the girl reading her thought. Sharing a body or not, they were her private thoughts, she didn’t want her affections for Alucard made public, and the girl should have acknowledged that and left her thoughts of Alucard alone.
“I’m sorry if I’ve offended you.” The girl finally replied.
Integra sighed and took one last drag from her cigar before snuffing it out in the ash tray on her desk.
“It doesn’t matter. When you get out of my body, don’t go parading that information around. Especially not to him.”
“Of course. But...doesn’t he already know?”
Integra went silent. The voice was silent. Integra chose to ignore that remark.
“What’s your name again?” Integra asked.
“Megami.” the voice replied.
“Well, it’s nice to meet you, I suppose, Megami.”
Megami smiled. Integra didn’t know how she knew, she just felt her smile.
“Nice to meet you too, Sir Hellsing.”
With that the voice went silent again and Integra went back to doing her paperwork, wondering if this was how Seras felt with Captain Bernadette’s soul inside her.
The day went by uneventful. Alucard hadn’t come up bug Integra since she shooed him away. Integra stood looking out the window in her office (it was fixed by Walter the day after it broke. He was always so efficient.) smoking a cigar. The girl, Megami, hadn’t spoken to her since that morning either. Integra hated to admit it, but she was a bit bored and maybe even a bit lonely without Alucard pestering her.
Integra sighed heavily. She still hadn’t gotten answers from Megami and her curiosity of what the girl was to be able to share her body had been rising all day.
“I’m not sure if you’re ready to hear that yet...” Megami suddenly spoke, sounding tired.
“Where have you been?” Integra asked aloud.
Integra raised her brow. Sleeping? How strange.
“And why am I not ready to hear about what’s going on? This is my city, I should know what’s taking place in it.”
Integra heard Megami sigh.
“That’s true. Very well. I’ll tell you the important things. I’m from another world, and so is that man that attacked you, if you hadn’t guessed yet. He’s what’s known as a Chaos Demon. Chaos Demon’s are high ranking demons or monsters if you will. They can take the appearance of a normal human, but you’ll know they’re not by the color of their hair and eyes. They have extraordinary powers far beyond that of vampires. Yes, we have vampires in the other world too, but they’re ranking is below that of the Chaos Demons and Elves and Dragons. They’re Fifth down in the rank higherarchy.”
“Fifth?” Integra inquired. “You only mentioned four species...”
“Yes well, I’ll save that for another time.”
Integra thought Megami sounded a bit uneasy, but ignored it.
“All right, continue.”
At least the girl was explaining things. Integra could wait for a more in depth explanation later.
“Well, There was a huge war that took place in my world that ended three years ago...”
Integra’s eyes widened. That was when the war with Millennium ended. How strange that the wars in both worlds took place at relatively the same time.
“The Chaos Demons and Dark Elves wanted to rid the world of Humans, Light Elves, and Dragons so that they would be the domineering race and control the world. They just wanted to get rid of humans because most are...well...annoying. No offense.”
Integra scoffed but said nothing. Megami cleared her throught.
“Anyway, the war lasted a whopping year before...it ended.”
Megami paused before finishing that sentence and Integra wondered if there was something more to it just by the way Megami was speaking about it.
“I don’t when when the plans began, but the Chaos Demons weren’t about to give up. By the time I discovered their plans to take over this world, they had already dispatched one of their top ranking officials to come here and prepare things.”
“Take over this world?”
“Yes, their plan is to kill off all humans here, control all the vampires, and build up another stronger army here then transport them back to our world secretly and start the war again. I found out this information from an acquaintance of mine from the war. He tipped me off in just enough time for me to follow the Chaos Demon here.”
Integra went and sat back down in her chair, putting out her cigar and leaving in the ash tray. This was quite a bit of information and it was almost overwhelming. Megami continued.
“I needed somewhere to hide where he wouldn’t detect me. I am your counterpart from my world.”
Integra raised her brow.
“Really? There are people that look like those from my world in other worlds?”
“Yes, everyone has a counterpart in other worlds. I am yours and you are mine. Though my eye color and hair color and personality are different, I do look like you I and I can act like you assure you. So, I decided you were the best person to hide with so I entered your dream while you were sleeping, that day you first dreamt of strange things. Things from my world. Through your dream, my soul entered your body and that’s where I’ve been. Luckily for me the Chaos Demon didn’t sense me with you, but as long as you continue to hunt vampires, he will come after you and try to kill you off first because, after all, he wants the vampires of this world “alive.” However, I will protect you. He can’t touch you with me here.”
Integra leaned back in her chair and took a few minutes to let all this information sink in. Demons, dragons, elves, another person sharing her body, counterparts of everyone she knew living in other worlds. She hated to think what just occurred to her.
“So...There’s another Alucard living in your world?”
Megami was silent for a while. It seemed Integra had struck a nerve.
“Yes.” Megami finally replied quietly. “He’s much calmer than Alucard though...”
“You know him then...”
Neither spoke then for a long while. The room was completely silent and Integra realized it was also very dark. Integra turned in her chair to look out the window, It was late for the moon was high in the sky and the stars twinkled above the dim city lights.
Integra felt a chill run down her spine, which only could mean one thing. She swiveled her chair to face the expanse of her office.
“Alucard.” Integra addressed the shadows.
The shadows in the corner of the room shifted and formed into Alucard who walked slowly toward her. Integra was almost glad to see his usual smirk was back in place. Luckily he didn’t seem to know that she had just had a very long and interesting conversation with a voice inside her head. He surely would never let her live it down if he knew.
“Master.” Alucard acknowledged Integra.
“What brings you here servant?”
“I just wanted to see you my master.” Alucard said, his smirk widening.
“I’m sure...” Integra replied, raising her eyebrows and reaching for another cigar from her desk drawer.
Before she knew what was going on, Alucard’s gloved hand was suddenly grasping her wrist preventing her from retrieving a cigar.
“Alucard...” Integra said, warning in her voice.
A warning of lots of silver bullets embedding themselves in the vampires head.
“Integra.” he replied, his smirk still present, but not as eccentric as it had been moments before. “Those things are bad for your health. My job is to protect you from harm.” he teased, grabbing the box of cigars and tossing them to a corner of the room.
Integra’s eyes narrowed.
“What are you playing at servant?” Intgera asked, standing and trying to remove her hand from her vampire’s grasp to no avail.
“Playing at, master? Nothing, simply looking out for your well being.”
“I see.” Integra said, her eyes boring into his as she stood mere inches from him.
Neither would move, though, for that would show surrender, and neither would surrender to the other in this game they played.
“You have such extravagant excuses just be around me.” Integra said, smirking.
Alucard’s smirk faltered slightly, but it was hardly noticeable. He let go of Integra’s wrist and stepped a bit closer, his nose almost touching hers, but not quite. He was so close Integra had the brief thought he was going to kiss her.
“Extravagant, my master? You should know by now I am the master of extravagant.”
“Yes...you are.” She replied, moving her hand that had been held at the wrist by Alucard, slowly into the drawer. “Though you’re also easily distracted when it comes to me I see.”
Alucard’s smirk vanished and he raised his brow just as he felt the cold steel of Integra’s baretta on his temple.
“Such a clever girl.” He said, but suddenly smelled something wafting in the air.
Blood. HER blood. His eyes darted to her hand holding the gun to find a small cut on her finger. She must have cut it on something in the drawer when she reached for the gun. She didn’t seem to have noticed and weather she did it on purpose or not was a mystery to him, but it didn’t matter. At that moment her blood was mere inches away.
Before she could reply to his remark about her being clever, Alucard had grabbed Integra’s wrist again, making her drop the gun, and he brought her hand to his face inhumanly fast. He inhaled the scent of her blood deeply before removing her glove quickly to get a better sniff. Integra didn’t even flinch as he licked her finger to clean it of the blood. Alucard’s eyes were closed and his expression was that of bliss as he continued to lick the wound until it healed. When the wound was closed, he opened his eyes, but only partially, and stared at Integra, his expression full of satisfaction and lust as he dropped her hand. Integra smirked and reached up and wiped a smudge of blood off the corner of his lips with her thumb. Alucard held her hand there and bit her thumb playfully, almost like a puppy. They stayed like that, staring at each other for several moments until the floor rumbled violently and a couple minutes later Walter burst into the room.
“Sir Integra, there’s been an explosion a few miles from here and there are strange creatures heading this way.”