Mid Janurary: Present, before the Sophia ArcThe Royal Troupe of Illusions and Sorcery
Freed from the imprisonment of a hospital bed that the Dragon Knight subjected me to, I was left with two options. Live in the Castle, or go back to Traveling the world. The real world. Honestly I was never one to stay cooped up, and staying in this unstable kingdom didnt exactly seem to be totally safe with the dragon knight out on a headhunt. So I took to the world. It reminded me of raising Eloy out of a few suitcases, always on the move. This lifestyle would also allow me to chase the terrorists again.
After a week in London I knew I had to search for the terrorists with an alternate approach. Luckily I had one in mind. I needed to allow them
to find me.
I planned to find a way to get on TV and prod Mistletoe to contact me. Unfortunately one of the most notable traits of vampires is that they are not seen by cameras. For this plan I'll need a non-vampiric accomplice, unfortunately the only person I have a chance of working with was dear sister Lana...
Lana distained my proposal. A magic troupe using real magic. One we'd run as a pair. With actual magic we could create illusions so mystifying that we'd need no less than a single blowout-show to make national headlines. A few more to be world famous. I had already prepared an arguement to convince her of the idea. The same goal as my own, finding the terrorists. When Lana was trying to gain the Dodgian's favor she promised annihilation of the terrorists who tortured thebroyal children. Though she was not the queen of Dodgia, fulfillment of this promise would paint her as a wise and powerful, natural leader, and give her persuasive power, comparable to the kings political power.
We started with our first show in London. Lana started the show by making objects levitate. We left them with a memorable trick where 'Lana' turned me into a bat. It was simple for me being a vampire but the crowd was astonished. I decided to sell my dark Vampiric self as a theme for our shows. Lana wore a white Cape and hat and I sported black. The costumes were my ideas. Watching Alfonso over winter break convinced me itd be a lot of fun. Lana represented Light and I represented darkness. Lana left most of the promotional material up to me, afterall, all she had to do for our plan to work was appear on TV. Ill admitt I took quite a liking to the magician's lifestyle. Anything I did was automatically given a perfect explination that the spectators beleived. 'Hes a magician! Its obviously a trick!' People did end up filming my act, and took notice that I appeared invisible. Lana explaimed that away saying I was a vampire, and could not be seen on film. The viewers ate that up, obviously assuming i had some clever trick to 'pretend' to be a vampire and appear invisible on film. After tge London show we did one in Sclotland, then Germany, though far from the academy, then Japan. After the japanese show we were invuted to an interview with a highly popular German news network, Lana did the interview. The interview was translated into three languages, being Japanese, french, and English and we announced the location for the next show in our tour to be Dallas in america. We were jumping around a lot in attempt to catch the attention of the terrorists.
It was not long after that interview when, as I sat in my Dallas hotel room, I received an email. It was from Mistletoe. I saved the email adress immediately, even though I knew Mistletoe probably wouldnt allow me to contact her linger than a few moments.
- [+] Missys Email
- But you'll never find me.
I'll save you the trouble now. You should stop searching all together, because I can assure you that I too am out for justice after what happened at the Academy. The difference is that I can do it much more efficiently.
I found what I needed, and now I'm waiting for a moment to strike. I have a date set already. You won't have to worry about my family again.
Let me set this straight. Stay out of the way, or you will get hurt. Poke the bear, and you'll lose a couple fingers. I don't think either of us want a war, but if you keep aggravating your enemies and they will retaliate whether you're ready or not.
Keep your nose in your own business, and you'll see results soon enough.)
She was telling me to back off, expectantly. I sent a reply.
- [+] Kevins response
- Oh I see you saw my sister's interview! Sorry about the publicity but you didnt exactly leave me with your buisness card. now Ive told you before and Ill tell you again i do beleive in you, but taht doesnt mean either of us can just spectate from the sidelines. We're more the proactive types. Besides, theres more than one reason we're trying to track you down now. But if you want details you might have to speak with me or my nephew in person. I remembered you were in america before so i went off that information and tried to locate my next magic show conviniently for you. But Eloys got more to say to you than I do. Just so you know. After Dallas its France where the Grand Magician Kevin Clyde will disappear forever! This troupe was only a means to an end afterall .
I attatched two tickets to use at either of our future shows and sent the to Missy. after that, Mistletoe sent me this:
- [+] Missys second email
- I have no quarrel with you, Kevin. I've told you already, you will never find me. Give me until April, and then you won't want to.
This is my battle, not yours. Getting involved, whatever your reasons are, is only going to get more people killed. You're not invulnerable, and I think it has been made quite clear that retaliation is something my family is rather familiar with. I'll do what I can to distract them, but I suggest staying out of the limelight if you want to keep the target off your back. Everyone is on edge. You're only putting yourself in more danger.
I won't warn you again.
I sent a short message this time
- [+] Kevins second email
- Youre stubborn as my sister. unfortunately for you Im twice as guilty! Even if Ill never find you I wont stop looking so get used to it. And I dunno whats happening in April but Eloy will never not want to find you.
Mistletoe was clearly tired of arguing with me because she sent this in reply
- [+] Missys final reply
- Don't use double negatives.
Enjoy your wild goose chase.
I sat satisfied at our progress. The date was currently Janurary 28th. The next show would be on Febyrary 3rd. If Missy showed up itd be great, I could speak with her. If she didnt, and I didnt expect that she would, Thatd be fine. We were planning Paris, our show after Dallas, to be the last in oyr little magic tour. Though the public didnt know that, the grand finally would be making ourselves disappear forever from the public's eye, and this magician buisness would be done.