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Rodrick Colton

Leader of the House

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a character in “House of Demons”, as played by Mischief Managed

Description

Name: Rodrick Leonardo Colton
Age: 1,703
Living Relatives: Brother; Hugh Colton
Power: Mind Control over weak vampires and humans
Personality: Rodrick is the kind of man that is easy to like. He gets along with most everyone with his colorful personality and pleasant outlook, he proves that, even if it may not seem so, vampires can be kind hearted creatures. Don't get on his bad side, though, he's a very unforgiving person.

So begins...

Rodrick Colton's Story

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I'm going to tell you a story. It's not a good one, granted, but it's mine.

I'm Marley David and I've been a vampire for almost 13 years. My beginning is simple, I was playing in the street and I cut my leg on some glass, a vampire smelled the blood and attacked me. When he realized that I was still alive he stopped and brought me to his home, I was presented to his leader. I remember very clearly what Mr. Rodrick had said.

"She's a pretty little thing, isn't she? How did you come about this one, Kian?"

"I-I was on a hunt and I smelled blood. I didn't even look before attacking, I just- What are we gonna do?"

"What do you mean? You turned her! She'll stay with us, of course," he kneeled down to my height," How about I get one of the rooms prepared for you, darling?"

"B-But, Rodrick, the Council has strict rules about children-"

"Poppycock! The Council would have to know for us to get into any trouble over it. You won't tell them, will you?"

He shook his head.

"And neither will I! Who else needs to know? Now, run along. I have to attend to this girl now. What's your name, darling?"

"My name is Marley."

"Well, Marley, I'm Rodrick, and I can tell we'll be the best of friends. Won't we?"

We were the best of friends, from that day on I never once missed my family because Mr. Rodrick soon became like a brother to me. One day I went out into the garden after dark, as that was the only time that Mr. Rodrick ever allowed me into the garden, at this time I had been there for almost 10 years and I was getting bored of hiding. I stumbled upon a lady sitting on the railing under the shade of the gazebo, watching the sunrise. Soon enough, this lady and I became friends. I pulled her out of the terrible darkness that had settled over her heart.

Then something bad happened.

Mr. Rodrick began to be out more and later, I almost never saw him. When I asked Ren, the lady, what was going on she told me war-

I think I've gone too far,, let me go back to when this began.

It was a very starry night and Mr. Rodrick was having a party.

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The scene was the same as all of Rodrick's parties, there were people everywhere, and I do mean everywhere, all of their clothes were of the highest possible elegance. The vampires talked, laughed and drank. By "drank" I mean the people, humans don't just come to the parties for nothing. They come for our venom.

Vampire venom is like a drug of some sort, it gives the one who is bitten an elated feeling. The humans come for their doses and the vampires get their nourishment. I stood in the doorway for a few moments, deciding whether I should continue in or not. I've tried this many times, but it always ended the same. I change my mind and go back upstairs to my bedroom and hold my box. I was about to make the same choice tonight when an arm linked through mine and dragged me into the crowd.

"You're not doing this again," Rodrick whispered into my ear. He let me go in front of a man with a glass of champagne," Mingle, Florence. You've been sitting in the shadows too long."

He disappeared into the people and I turned back to the person.

"I'm sorry about that."

"It's nothing, really. I'm Henry."

"Ren."

"But didn't he just-"

"I don't go by that anymore."

"I see."

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Marley

I stood in the hidden passage that led out to the living room watching the party. I know each and every nook and cranny in the place, including all the passage ways. It's not my fault that I wander. While Rodrick is a great keeper for me, he does have things to do and places to be that can take him away for hours at a time. I started leaving my room about 8 years ago, giving me plenty of time to get to know all of the house and it's inhabitants. Right now I watch as Ren makes fatal attempts to mingle with a tall man with bushy, raven hair. I can smell that he's a human, but she's not reacting the way most do, most vampires would have immediately offered to sink their teeth in but she's not even a tiny bit thirsty.

And let me tell you, this human smells good.

I don't know what to do. How do I push her to be more like a vampire? I think I understand why she isn't exactly eager to feed after what happened to her husband and son, but that was over a century ago! Come on, Ren!!

I almost gave up when I saw something, a glimmer of a smile on her lips. I was about to stay and watch more when I saw Rodrick head towards the stairs to tuck me in, then I raced into the hall that would lead me to my room, hoping that I would have enough time to change into my night gown before he got in there and asked why I wasn't ready.

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Image I walked thorough the woods, it was cold outside, I hadn't eaten in two days, the animals at the minimum numbers in this area.

"I can't do this anymore Addy" said my wolf as our legs were shaking with lack of energy. I don't know what to do, my body will blackout any minute now, so with my last amount of hope and energy I howled for help as loud as I could before falling down onto the ground.

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Addy:

I sat quietly and watched as he made his decisions.

"He's not going to reject us is he?" asked my wolf, looking for hope.

"No no, it'll be, fine," I said trying to convince myself it was really going to be fine.

"I'm sorry that it came falling down on you, it's okay if you reject me, I'll understand, I mean I wouldn't want myself as a mate either and you know what? I'm gonna go outside, I need fresh air yeah?" I ranted while pulling on the blanket to wrap it around me and started going out of this, tent? I didn't notice, I was about to leave when I crashed into someone, his skin was cold and I bowed my head, sensing his power.

"I heard there was a new rogue in the camp." He said with a cold voice, I was afraid of vampires, I know my wolf hated it when I obeyed, I do too, I knew he's stronger than us so therefore I can't risk it.

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Rodrick

She bowed her head as I spoke. I let out a low chuckle.

"And what a pretty little rouge wolf as well. What are you doing so far from home, little one?"

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Addy:

When he let out a chuckle, I gained confidence and looked up at him.

"I-I was hunting and I was lost and hungry so I blacked out" I said lowly. But I heard a growl from someone, I looked over to see Ethan.

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Ethan

After she left I stood there for a moment, letting the entire mate thing sink in. Then I realized that if this was true, then I couldn't just let her walk out. I ran after her only to see that she hadn't gone far. She was talking with him. I growled.

"Get away from her," I shouted at him as I pulled her away by the waist. He laughed at my outburst.

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Addy:

I felt two arms around my waist pull me away from the man.

"Get away from her." the source shouted, I knew from the sparks that it was Ethan, the man laughed at his outburst but I rolled my eyes.
I turned around and looked up at Ethan with my hands around his neck now.

"It's okay" I said and gave him a little smile.

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Ethan

I faintly heard her tell me it was okay, but I was too busy watching Rodrick.

"You're not welcome here, Rodrick. Now leave before I make your presence known to the camp."

"More so than you just have with that little outburst? Actually, do I'd love to see dearest Jane again."

I growled again at the bastard, he has no right to be here and less right to talk to Addy or about Jane.

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Addy:

I rolled my eyes as the man "Roderick" left to see "Jane" I'm guessing it's the girl from before. I growled in annoyance looking back into Ethan's eyes, they were black, meaning his wolf is on the edge of taking control. I cupped his jaw, stroking his cheek, like my dad once did, calming his wolf, making her wolf howl in excitement.

"You're alright" I said, I remember my mother telling me a story how dad once got jealous and attacked the guy who tried flirting with her and she did this to him to calm him, I used to stare at her in awe as she talked about mates, now it's my turn.

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Ethan

Watching him leave put my wolf even more on edge, he wants to fight- No, he wants to kill him.

We're not strong enough, I remind him as he begins to growl.

Fighting against him is getting harder and harder, he's never been this out of control. I feel my teeth begin to elongate right when a hand touches my cheek, electric sparks coursing through my face where her skin meets my own. I look back at her.

"You're alright," she says softly.

My wolf begins to calm and I lean into her touch, going so far as to put a hand over her own and hold it there for a moment before moving it to my lips and placing a soft kiss on her palm. By now my wolf is all but purring, far abandoning his violent feelings from earlier.

"Ethan," Jane says in her usual sharp and commanding tone while giving me a sharp gaze.

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Addy:

"-but you cant go out like this-" that stuck with me, I knew he was embarrassed by me, I'm going to keep myself distant from him, my wolf started disagreeing but there wasn't much I can do.

"Who's Roderick and why are you hiding from him?" I asked, glancing up at his eyes every now and then, even though I was embarrassed, I couldn't resist his eyes.

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Ethan

Who's Rodrick? Where do I start? I guess the beginning.

"Rodrick is, to put it simply, our enemy. And," I glanced at her before letting out a humorless chuckle," Jane's ex. He turned her into a vamp then couldn't accept her new state. The state that he put her in. We aren't hiding from him, per say, more like we're not ready to take him on. We just need a little more strength, then we'll take back what's ours."

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Oh my god I'm going to be in a werewolf/vampire war. I just nodded, since I had no things to pack I asked Ethan if he needed some help.

"How are you going to move the couch and bed? Because I see no cars here, and unless you're a witch or something you can't teleport shit" I ask. It's so hard to stay mad at Ethan, literally impossible.

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Jane

I finished brushing her hair and told her to hurry up and join the rest of the camp, I have some unfinished business to take care of. The moment she was out of site I ran through the woods and into town, so that I was standing right in front of a nursing home. A young girl with golden-blond locks and brown eyes walked out of the home with an older woman on her arm, a nurse with wild, black hair and dancing brown eyes followed closely behind but not too close as to be noticed. I went up to the woman.

"It's a shame, isn't it," I whispered to her," I visit them each and every day just like you do but neither of us can tell them our true identities."

"What do you want, Mother?"

"I want what every mother wants, Margareta, I want to see my children. That includes my first born and my grand daughter," I said while nodding at the women in front of us.

"You leave them alone, I've invested too much in Regina's health to let you-"

"Hush now, dear," I picked up her hands and smiled at her. So much like Rodrick. She looks so much like Rodrick. "I need a favor."

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Margareta

Originally, I had no intention of doing my mother any 'favors', then she explained what I would need to do and I got an idea.

I was to go to Rodrick's house and create a distraction by announcing my existence, then send her a text telling her it was safe to attack.

I went to Rodrick's house at exactly midnight, when they are infamous for having their parties. The house was lit up and there was jazz music pouring out of every window. I love jazz. I went up to the door and raised my fist to knock, but lowered it when I caught a glimpse through the window. Everyone in there was dressed up in suits and gowns, I had worn ripped blue jeans and my old leather jacket, the most care I had put into my outfit was putting on the necklace that Jane gave me to prove that I was, in fact, his daughter.

I shook off the feeling and flung the doors open, the entire party stopped to look at me after my dramatic entrance. A man with unruly black hair and brown eyes like mine stepped forward.

"May I help you, miss?"

I looked at my father for the first time ever. I suppose that if he were a girl then he would look like me, we had the same hair, eyes, chin, mouth and jaws. The only differences were our heights, as he was a good 4 inches taller than me.

"Are you Rodrick Colton?"

"Yes," he smiled," And who might you be?"

"Your daughter."

The entire audience gasped. Rodrick's face fell as he took in what I said but then lit up again.

"That's impossible, I haven't been with anyone fertile since-"

"Jane Delany," I finished for him," My mother. She gave me this to prove myself to you."

I took off the necklace and handed it to him. It was a locket, I knew that much but it has a secret way to open it so I couldn't know what was in it. It must have been something important though because Rodrick started to shake when he opened it. Then he rushed over and wrapped me up in a big hug, pulling back only to look at me.

"How?"

"My mother gave birth to me after you changed her, she left me at a nunnery and took off. About 20 years ago she started to visit me, that's how I came to know why I was so different then others," I looked down and felt a tear sneak out of my eye," I felt so alone. I thought that I was the only one, I thought-"

"Oh, my sweet, sweet girl," he put my head into his shoulder and smoothed my hair," I'm so sorry. had I known-"

"That doesn't matter now," I told him as I wiped my eyes dry of tears," What matters is that Jane is coming here with an army to kill you all."

"What," he said.

"You have to hurry, she's-"

"Right here."

We both looked to see my mother standing in the doorway, a young girl and a young man on one side of her and a older man on the other side. All looked angered.

"Oh, my dear daughter," she said," Did you really think you could outsmart me? I made you. I know you from the inside out, that's why I knew that you'd ounce at the chance to be with your father," she looked at Rodrick with mock despair," To feel welcome and like you belong."

"Leave, Jane. You aren't allowed here."

"That's where you're wrong, Rodrick, this," she gestured to the house and smiled," This is exactly where I belong."

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Marley

The battle was a bloody one, I know this because I walked through the empty halls of the house during it. Protecting my family and attacking my enemies. I have the gift of Electrokinesis, so it was simple. I crack the door open and I shoot the person who stands as a threat. They fall, vampire, human or wolf.

They all fall.

One person who fell first was Ren, though she was my friend I couldn't help her and I'll always regret that. The last words on her lips were the name of her long lost son," David."

Another to fall was a young man, I believe that his name was Ethan from what the young girl screamed after he fell. He landed in a pool of his own blood, hemorrhaging violently. In the time I've been a vampire I've seen many deaths, but this is one that I'll never forget. The girl who screamed his name went to kill herself after he fell but I stopped her. I took her out of the room and into the secret passage. I told her a secret.

"You'll hurt the baby."

"What baby?"

"The one inside of you," I put my hand on her stomach and smiled," It's a girl."

She stared at me for a moment before falling to her knees and staring at the wall in shock.

Jane was killed at the hands of her own daughter when she attempted to kill Rodrick. Unfortunately, Rodrick died later on in the night as well and so did Margareta herself. All of the Colton's fell that night.

Almost everyone died, but in the end it was no one that won. The house was filled with dead bodies and blood by morning. I buried them all, writing on tombstones what I knew about them. A name here, a title there. Jane, Rodrick, Ren and Margareta all got buried next to each other. I thought the girl from earlier might return so I buried the boy with a tombstone too so that she could find him.

While it might not be the most joyful of stories, it does have a happy ending. The girl visits often enough to see the grave of the boy named Ethan and she brings her daughter every time. he named her Eva, when I asked her why she said-

"Because I couldn't name her Ethan."

So now I live in the House of Demons alone, all of the vampires that once wandered these halls when I was locked up are gone and I stay, because in the end it isn't about the tricks or the tactics, it isn't about strength or smarts, it's about how you play the game. It's about who you let play you.

I never let anyone play me.

And that, my friend, is why I still stand when all else fell.