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Gabriel Clemente

"Let me see here...."

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a character in “Life in Blood”, as played by S1mon

Description

❝Gabriel Clemente❞
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❝The Basic Facts❞



Name:Image
Gabriel Clemente

Nickname:
Gabe

Gender:
Male

Age:
20

Sexuality:
Pansexual (Can't be fussy about his food)

Race:
Vampire





❝What I See In The Mirror❞



Eye Color:Image
Green

Hair Color:
Blonde

Height:
6'0

Weight:
140Ibs

Body Markings:
none

Physical Description:
Gabriel, like any other vampire, is described as being quite attractive and as a result, tend to be the most popular. It sadly has quite the knock-on effect that they gain such beauty but cursed by their immortality and unable to truly love another back. Gabriel is tall, lean-built, thin with a slight pale complexion. His hair is a light shade of blonde which shines when in the sun. Despite having a slight pale complexion, he does have a soft visage, wherein lies his bright green eyes which captures the hearts of his victims. Due to being traditional, he usually wears smart casual clothing and wearing what is appropriate, which sets him apart from others.





❝Behind The Façade❞



Likes:Image
  • Blood
  • Literature
  • Night-time
  • Music
  • Peace

Dislikes:
  • Blood (for what he has to do)
  • Death
  • High Temperatures
  • Discrimination
  • Upstarts/Fighting

Fears:
  • Being alone (but can't be helped)
  • Himself; Having to kill in order to survive
  • Dieing (as anyone would)

Strengths:Image
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Healing
  • Enhanced senses
  • Flight
  • Hypnosis (used rarely due to its affect on mental state)

Weaknesses:
  • Silver
  • Fire
  • Sleep Deprivation (no need to sleep)
  • Blood Deprivation (result in death if do not intake)
  • Decapitation

Personality:Image
Gabriel acts as a vampire should, but appears very un-vampire like with his cheerful, enthusiastic, and caring demeanour whether it be towards humans or vampires. However he is also very capable of being deadly and determined when the situation requires. His constant smile and upbeat attitude, even in dark or painful situations, sometimes make it difficult to tell what he’s really thinking or feeling. He has no fear in mentioning the flaws or negativities of a person's character or decisions, not even contemplating what may result due to his high confidence or what some may describe as arrogance. He is very loyal to those who are loyal to him, and will protect and stand up for them no matter what. Although Gabriel usually possesses a carefree attitude, it can be shown that he understands complicated scenarios with an air of maturity, though occasionally showing an immature side.




❝My Past and My Present❞



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Gabriel has always been a carefree spirit, ever since he was a child. He was brought into the world as a human, before the world he knew, his parents, his friends, all faded into dust in a single bite from a Pureblood vampire. Gabriel was left with two choices, he could accept his situation and become a vampire, or he could hold onto his humanity as he descends into madness. However, little did he know that he was in actual fact a Pureblood vampire also, and that the vampire that had bit him, was infact his father who brought him back. Despite this revelation, he found the prospects ahead not as bright as they once were. Nevertheless, things could not be changes and Gabriel was adapt to change and learning as he went along.

He still wished to retain some of the old days, but knew nothing could be changed, but he could hold onto his principles from his younger days, so if he was to be a vampire, he would not be the same as the rest and mercilessly kill in order to survive. It was his method to give them the option just as his father had with him, but when they chose death, it pained Gabriel more than it did the human, but he kept it concealed as he usually does. How could this be life? he often wonders to himself. Despite the requirements of his survival, he also inherited many powers that could be used for good, like his healing for others, and supernatural strength which he could use for good. Every little helps....


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So begins...

Gabriel Clemente's Story

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It had been two years ago since Gabriel returned and was awakened to his life as a vampire. In such years, life has not been so easy. It had been questionable why he became a human in the first place when his people were that of the mysterious and dangerous vampire race. It was a question that he sought an answer to, not that he regretted such a move as it had given him 18 years of his lifetime to grow as a normal human being and not being tortured from within, for the fact that he had to kill people to survive. Those 18 years were not easy, especially the last two before his father returned to him and awakened his true self from within, but what remained within in, was his kind and caring nature, a trait that was best to be put on the shelf in his new life as he could hardly show such when it was a matter of kill or be killed, hence why he refrained from intaking too much and refrained from taking any where possible even if it made him weaker.

However, when it did come to feeding time, it was best to target those who no longer wished to continue their existence, so Gabriel's intervention worked two-fold as it allowed the human to end their life as requested and most importantly, it had fed Gabriel. He was not however concerned about himself, but also concerned about the other vampires that were in the area, and the humans that fell victim to their more aggressive approach. Gabriel looked down upon them as a result, but he had come to learn that the powers of being a Pureblood did have the advantage of calling such attacks off, but it also had the downside of being highly desired by female vampires who would willingly give their blood to the Pureblood, so this assisted him also rather than attacking the humans.

It was at this time that Gabriel was taking a stroll in the city. He was dressed from the neck downwards in a white suit with a black shirt and red tie underneath, while in his hand and above his head was a white umbrella which the raindrop fell upon before running down the sides like a teardrop down a person's cheek. By his body language, he seemed undisturbed by the rain that fell and carried a monotone impression upon his face. His dark green eyes continually scanning the area in which he walked as he passed a few shops, before his eyes locked onto a young boy who sat outside a shop which was quite odd. Intrigued at this position, Gabriel decided to investigate as the young blonde vampire approached him and looked him over.

The boy's position was not the only thing that lured him over to him, but also his smell, which to Gabriel's heightened senses had lured him over making the boy's position questionable. Now in the boy's vicinity and taking a closer look, he certainly was not as young as he thought, a teenager, but it still did not explain why he was there. With such established, he then began conversation, "I apologise if I sound blunt for I am new in this part of town, but might I ask why you are out here getting wet and not inside where it is warm?", which could be the simple fact that he loved rain but when he wasn't smiling and he was showing signs that he was cold, he doubted such a theory but wished to hear it from the boy's own lips, since such would then give him an idea of his character also...

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"I apologise if I sound blunt for I am new in this part of town, but might I ask why you are out here getting wet and not inside where it is warm?" Jake opened his eyes to meet with the green eyes of a rather attractive man. He studied the man carefully before saying anything. Taking in his blonde hair, pale skin, and nice clothes. "You look new to this part of town. My advice, wear less fancy clothing. You're basically putting a big neon sign above your head that says 'mug me'. And about me sitting here getting wet? I've got nowhere else to go, the homeless shelter's filled up." Jake tried to make his voice sound tough, but that was hard to do when he was so cold. The teenager got to his feet and stretched his aching muscles, the cold and sitting there too long had tightened them up. "Wouldn't want to go anyway, too many older, more experienced hobos. I wouldn't last the night." It was true, but he wasn't saying exactly why. A lot of the older homeless guys used the younger ones for sexual relief. Jake was very lucky to have avoided it so far and wanted it to stay that way.

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At the distance, the young man seemed younger than he appeared to be at close range, carrying an innocent facade about him and giving the impression that he was waiting for someone, his parent or guardian, from within the store since shopping wasn't exactly the most joyful thing to do in the world, unless it was a toy shop, as Gabriel recalled his own childhood. However, even if shopping was a dreary task, it would be preferred to enter such a shop in bad weather for the mere benefit of keeping dry, but this lad had decided to remain outside and was getting wet and by the looks of him, he certainly was not showing any signs that he enjoyed getting wet.

Taking it upon himself to investigate as passers-by ignored the young man, his eyes met with his before he replied, "You look new to this part of town. My advice, wear less fancy clothing. You're basically putting a big neon sign above your head that says 'mug me'". It was not a response he was expecting after enquiring about the young man's situation, for he had instead taken it upon himself to give him advice to be, well, less noticeable. It was true that wearing such clothing held high risk, but it also identified what class he was and how much power he had at his disposal. For those that had tried in the past, they had all failed due to the strength that Gabriel possessed, especially with the strength he possessed as a vampire, as well as speed and heightened senses to know when a person was coming. It was those same senses that had brought Gabriel to this young man now, who instead of answering his concern about him, instead raised his own concerns about his own situation which was a nice gesture, so even if it was not much of a concern to him, he appreciated it nonetheless.

"And about me sitting here getting wet? I've got nowhere else to go, the homeless shelter's filled up...Wouldn't want to go anyway, too many older, more experienced hobos. I wouldn't last the night", he then went onto explain, acting all tough but Gabriel knew better, as well as being aware of the 'older, more experienced hobos' that he had referred to, but such were existent on the street as well as the homeless shelter, as he had come across a few culprits in his time. Tilting his head slightly, the young man certainly had distinctive features and could be described as quite cute in the way he tries to sound tough, as well as vulnerable by his soft face regardless of his true age, so he had taken the safer option but it was harder.

"You are correct....", referring to him not lasting very long, but before he gave the impression that it was that he was referring to, he referred to his concern of him, "....my attire may give such an impression and I thank you for your concern, but you need not worry about me, for it is I who am concerned about you". With such established, he then held the umbrella, "Hold this for me", before he turned round, "I hope you don't mind me asking, but how long have you had nowhere else to go, and where are your belongings for I see no bag with you?". Such were just mere observations that he wished to hear the answer to, as he unbuttoned his suit, before he turned around and removed his jacket which he passed to him with a smile, "This should help keep you warm. Walk with me".

Though Gabriel's early years had been that of a normal human, he wasn't exactly the most sociable, so he tended to say what needed to be said. It seemed what this young man needed after being seated so long was a stretch, so he saw no reason why he could not stretch those legs and walk with him with his umbrella to keep them dry. With the young man's wet hair looking smart and with his jacket on, it certainly looked like he was a young entrepreneur now. Despite him trying to act strong earlier, it would be foolish to dismiss assistance when such was given, whether you were a strong man or not.

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"You are correct....my attire may give such an impression and I thank you for your concern, but you need not worry about me, for it is I who am concerned about you". It wasn't the reply Jake was expecting. Nobody seemed to care about him, and suddenly this guy comes along and actually thinks of Jake as a person. The man held his umbrella out to Jake. "Hold this for me" Jake took the umbrella, curious about this stranger. "I hope you don't mind me asking, but how long have you had nowhere else to go, and where are your belongings for I see no bag with you?"Normally Jake wouldn't have answered questions like that, he probably would have punched the guy and stolen all his money. But there was something about this man that Jake liked. "Its been about... Two and half months since I was kicked out. It hasn't been the most pleasant experience, but I'm still alive. For about the past week the other homeless guys have been harrassing me, took all my stuff."

The man took off his jacket and handed it to Jake, he was smiling as he did. "This should help keep you warm. Walk with me". Jake may not have been the smartest person around, but he knew when he needed help. As much as didn't like to rely on others, he accepted the jacket anyway. Jake handed the umbrella back to the man so he could put on the jacket. Then began walking beside the man. "Oh, by the way, my name is Jake. What about you?" Jake didn't know why, but he wanted to get to know the man more. There was something very attractive about him. Almost like the man was seducing Jake. But he wasn't, Jake would have been able to tell if he was.

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He didn't seem to make any response once he had established that it was him that he was concerned about, and such only raised his curiosity further as to how long he has been out here. On the streets, there was a mixture of people who had lost their homes and in the situation that this guy was in, but on average, those on the streets were alot older and not as young which is what caused him to be more sympathetic to his cause and raised his desire to help him. At his age, he had a whole life infront of him, and being on the streets would not improve his situation anymore. The longer he dwelt on the streets in these conditions, the less likely he was able to move forward, as well as his hygiene and health getting worser and worser, and therefore decreasing his life expectancy. It was a cruel fate but it was true. It was why such people were Gabriel's targets as they had little to live for, but this guy certainly had more in store.

Despite the fact that a complete stranger was before him, the young man had taken his umbrella. Such was a simple test, since right now, he could start a business straight away with an item as simple as an umbrella. It sounds pretty strange, possibly outrageous and impossible, but true progress is where the impossible is made possible, and such was possible. If not for a business, it would at least get him some profit for the umbrella to help him survive a little longer or use as a weapon to attack other homeless people to get his goods and money back, and therefore be able to carry on for a bit longer. However, he did not make such a move and instead remained still and listened to him instead. "Its been about... Two and half months since I was kicked out. It hasn't been the most pleasant experience, but I'm still alive. For about the past week the other homeless guys have been harrassing me, took all my stuff".

With his response, Gabriel now knew how long he had been out here, why he was out here, and where he had literally nothing except the wet clothes that were sticking to his thin and slightly muscular body that clearly needed working on, so it was no wonder he has lost fights, and no wonder why he decided he should not run as clearly, despite surviving for this long, he has clearly had enough and without anything, he was now reliant on strangers. However, in his observations, helpful strangers to assist the homeless were not very common, so perhaps this was why he was co-operating and why he had accepted his jacket and remained at his side as he gave the umbrella back, and walked with him as he had suggested.

It did then make him wonder why he was kicked out since he was so obedient, or maybe he was kicked out for disobedience and this experience has taught him better behaviour. If such was the case, then Gabriel could act as a witness and go to his parents' house and inform them of how their child has been with him and how he does not deserve to be on the streets. He wasn't quite sure whether he should ask or not though, as he watched him put on his jacket and looking like a mini-version of himself except with brunette hair, before the young brunette turned to him, "Oh, by the way, my name is Jake. What about you?".

"My name is Gabriel", he replied as he faced forward in the direction they were taking. He wasn't quite sure what brought about his name, as his family wasn't exactly religious to be named about the angel Gabriel, and he certainly was no angel when he was living with this curse where he must shed blood to live which was not angelic at all. It was hard to bare with, but he got by and only took what was offered to him and not by force like other vampires which he was wary of, not for his own sake, but for the victims. He then turned to Jake, "You mentioned you had other homeless guys harrassing you? in what way may I ask? Did you enter any fights? and if so, have you suffered any injuries that have not been treated?", concerned with his health and how he was physically.

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My name is Gabriel" Jake wondered if Gabriel's parents had named him after the angel, but decided not to ask. The man certainly did look angelic though. "You mentioned you had other homeless guys harrassing you? in what way may I ask? Did you enter any fights? and if so, have you suffered any injuries that have not been treated?" Jake was silent for quite some time. His untrusting nature getting the better of him. He didn't know if he should tell Gabriel or not about his injuries. They weren't anything major, mostly just bruises, especially on his ribcage. His knees were a bit scraped up though, from when he was shoved into a pile of broken glass. Of course he had fought back, but when there are four or five experienced homeless people attacking you, you don't really stand a chance. "No injuries, they just threatened me with make shift knives. I didn't want to risk getting hurt, so I just gave up my stuff." he said, making up a quick lie. Jake hoped that Gabriel didn't push further on the subject, he was a horrible liar.

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Living on the streets was not easy for anyone, no matter how tough you were. The only way to survive was through ingenuinity and strength, but out of these things, the most that was needed was strength, because if you could not hold your ground, then you would be overcome. Clearly this was the situation Jake was in, which had raised his concern about his health and if he had suffered any injuries. The result of this was silence, clearly pride getting in the way despite Gabriel's good intentions. Admitting to a girl that you were not so strong and got beat was not exactly a highlight to speak about, and nor was it good to tell another guy, especially a guy who was older and strong about his weakness, so he understood Jake's precautions in being weary of him, a complete stranger.

When it came to living on one's own, whether it was in accomodation or not, it was all about independence, the need to not rely on others anymore. The boy was clearly young and seemed younger from a distance, so no wonder he was made a target, hence why he was concerned with how he was harrassed to make sure he was ok. Vampires were seen as monsters and bloodthirsty animals, but they were capable of being empathetic as Gabriel was. The fact that he lived a human life once before, even if he was a vampire, a pureblood vampire at heart, he was able to relate more. However, in reading body language and taking into account the pause, clearly something had happened, so he hoped it was nothing too serious.

"No injuries, they just threatened me with make shift knives. I didn't want to risk getting hurt, so I just gave up my stuff", clearly lieing through his teeth, because if nothing was wrong, he would of responded straight away. If someone was going to lie, then they had to at least make it sound convincing and not take too long to answer. "I have another theory....", his eyes still facing the direction that he was walking rather than him as he took all the factors into account that he had gathered, "..as you sounded defensive towards not wanting to go to the homeless shelter, I do not believe for a second that you would hand all your stuff over so easily when that is all you have left. You are smart enough I believe not to do that, especially if you walk with a complete stranger and not do a runner, so I am convinced that you would of fought to keep your stuff and that you have sustained injuries as a result, hence why you have kept on the low-down, as well as positionining yourself at the front of the shops for protection rather than the back-alleys...".

Gabriel believed his theory was the correct one, but at the same time, he wished not to press onto Jake too much. This was the side of Gabriel that annoyed people since he pointed out flaws, but he only truly done such to those who needed their flaws pointing out. All Jake had now was himself, and clearly being unable to defend himself and having all his things taken off him, his situation was bleak. "You need not respond to theory, as my theory is exactly that, a theory, which may or may not be true. I am only a stranger and you'd rather keep such details to yourself and I understand that. However, in my journeys, I have seen homeless people before, but none as young as you, which makes me wonder why, but again, I do not wish to pry, for I only wish to help, but clearly you are disadvantaged if you can forgive my bluntness for such is a habit of mine...".

As he walked, he debated his next move, before he carried on, "When you first saw me, you were concerned with my attire which was asking people to 'mug me', but what is important is how to defend yourself which can either be through strength or can be through cunning....I present to you two choices, you may remain with me though I shall ask for board for putting you up, or you may make a name for yourself on the streets and pick yourself up. How to do that you may ask? Well, you have an expensive suit jacket that you can sell on or trade with, and you also have a build up of cash in the right pocket, so altogether, you can use such to keep you going, establishing a trade perhaps, as well as enrol in a martial arts class that can assist you with your harassment problems. If that is not enough, you can always as you say, 'mug me', and complete the suit which will give you a better deal...", speaking simply what was on his mind without showing any reaction to such as if unbothered by it. Afterall, the boy needed to learn, and now his choices and paths were presented.

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Jake listened to Gabriel as he spoke, he was given two choices. Either go with Gabriel, but he'd have to give the man money, which he didn't have. Or take the man's jacket and the money in it and . Jake stopped, letting the rain hit him again. He took off the jacket and held it out for Gabriel to take. "Its yours, I'm not going to take it. Nor am I going to mug you. You're the first person in a long time to give a crap about me, I'm not going to repay you by stealing from you. I don't steal anyway. And I don't have anything to give you in return for putting me up. Except for myself, but I'm sure as hell not going to do that. So I guess I'll find some other way. Jake's gold colored eyes locked with Gabriel's green ones in a stubborn gaze. He would choose his own path, not the ones some stranger made for him. He turned around to leave but something made him stop. A few of the older homeless guys were watching Jake and Gabriel from a nearby alley way. It was the same ones who stole all of Jake's belongings.

Jake kept his eyes on the homeless guys, not moving from his spot. The minute Jake and Gabriel parted one or both of them would get attacked.

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Just as his long life came with the curse of having to live through the death of others, it was also a curse in a way, that his blunt nature and way he presents himself gives him little companionship. Of course, companionship was the last thing of Gabriel's mind, for to have such would create a bond and if a bond is made, then the one he has formed a companionship with, is at risk when he reaches breaking point and having no one else to turn to. At least without, he spends his time casually living each day, so when the need to feed comes, he responds to it immediately, but should his attention be drawn elsewhere, such a process will be alot harder to maintain.

Nevertheless, before him was a young man who desperately needed some form of assistance, but he could only truly help if, if he opened up himself and learnt more of his nature. As far as his theory goes, such wasn't contested which conveyed the idea that his theory was correct, that he did get into a fight and did suffer injuries as a result. Jake was a tough guy on the inside but not as much on the outside, so such suggested that he was also stubborn, just as he was stubborn not to seek the homeless shelter, so he already had an idea how he would respond to the options he laid out before him.

"Its yours, I'm not going to take it", Jake said as he took off his jacket and handed it him back, "Nor am I going to mug you...I'm not going to repay you by stealing from you. I don't steal anyway". Hearing him say such wished him to smile inside but he opted to keep a straight face instead, but he was impressed. If he had wanted to take the jacket, he could of ran off when he first gave it to him, but now that he knows of its contents, he returned such so that the money belonged to its rightful owner. It was clear that despite his toughness, Jake was honest and despite his situation, he would live right, but living right and being weak, it was no wonder that Jake was such a target. It was sad but true.

If Jake did not wish to live with a total stranger, Gabriel did not wish to live him helpless, hence why he suggested he take his jacket and his money to assist him, not that he would report him for stealing, but that it was more of a donation as he had other suits and he was a wealthy man so what he would take would not be a loss, but would be of a great benefit to him, but even as a gift, he did not feel right in taking it. However, he got the complete wrong end of the stick when he suggested that he could come home with him, "And I don't have anything to give you in return for putting me up. Except for myself, but I'm sure as hell not going to do that. So I guess I'll find some other way". Again, it was further evidence that Jake was a honorable type who wished to do things properly, do things right. He just couldn't leave him out here, as Jake turned to leave before he stopped.

"I believe you misunderstood me, as I am not suggesting nothing of the sort. I am not an unreasonable man, but should you choose to live with me, then in order to re-adjust to society rather than on the streets, you would need to pay board, but as I am aware that you have none, I shall offer you work for starters, to clean or to cook maybe while I find a job for you. You do not belong on the streets", he explained, and it was at this time that his eyes caught sight of what Jake had seen, before he pulled his jacket on and pulled out a note, taking Jake by the hand and placing a note in his head, "I assume those are the ones who took your stuff and rightly so you should get them back. As I said before, I would not wear what I do if I could not fight, so again you have two choices, as I walk away, you pickpocket the rest of my money and use such to get your stuff back and if they try anything, I shall step in and help you....or to improve your 'street cred'" as he pulled another note out to place in his hand, "Follow me and lead me to the store near the alley-way they are, then push me to the wall and lead me into that alley, show them the money, say there is more on me and that they can have me if they give you your stuff. I know this way is not what you wish to do, but I will be able to act faster if they fight. I do wish to help you Jake, but by the looks of them, if we don't act first, they will".

Homeless people were desperate and as the saying goes, desperate calls call for desperate measures. It was then that Gabriel pulled away but whispered, "I will be fine. Call this, Lesson 1", leaving it upto Jake now as to what he does. If Jake followed Gabriel's plan, then Gabriel would know what to expect and what was required of him, so though the pushing into the wall was harder to carry out for gentle and kind Jake, he'd avoid getting hurt by lifting his head away. Then again, Jake could leave him hanging and choose none of his options before, and if such was the case, then he'd need to be ready to jump in, but the response time would be slower, though the homeless guys may take Jake more seriously if they noticed that he has toughened up, and possibly willing to co-operate if he was 'sharing the bounty'. Question was, what would Jake choose as clearly if they did not act now, they would maybe act later and they wouldn't be as prepared....

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"I believe you misunderstood me, as I am not suggesting nothing of the sort. I am not an unreasonable man, but should you choose to live with me, then in order to re-adjust to society rather than on the streets, you would need to pay board, but as I am aware that you have none, I shall offer you work for starters, to clean or to cook maybe while I find a job for you. You do not belong on the streets" Jake nodded to show that he heard. He didn't really know how to cook, but if it came down to it, he could clean. Gabriel took hold of Jake's hand, which made Jake's skin crawl, and set a note in it. "I assume those are the ones who took your stuff and rightly so you should get them back. As I said before, I would not wear what I do if I could not fight, so again you have two choices, as I walk away, you pickpocket the rest of my money and use such to get your stuff back and if they try anything, I shall step in and help you....or to improve your 'street cred'. Follow me and lead me to the store near the alley-way they are, then push me to the wall and lead me into that alley, show them the money, say there is more on me and that they can have me if they give you your stuff. I know this way is not what you wish to do, but I will be able to act faster if they fight. I do wish to help you Jake, but by the looks of them, if we don't act first, they will". Gabriel let go of Jake's hand after placing a second note in it. "I will be fine. Call this, Lesson 1"

Jake thought for a moment, staring at the notes in his hand. "It won't be that easy. Things won't end with me giving them money and getting my stuff back. They'll just take it again. I have to confront them." Without waiting for Gabriel to say anything, Jake walked right up to the homeless men and punched the leader in the face. He was brave, but did he have the strength to back it up? He was about to find out.

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Gabriel had given him something of value which he did not take the opportunity to use, so he certainly was not an opportunist. The streets were no place for Jake, unless you possessed strength which Jake lacked, and ingenuinity which he also lacked, and it was on these grounds that Gabriel put forward his tests to see if he would snatch up an opportunity that was presented before him, but alas he did not. Should he of taken his jacket and the money, as well as taking on board his advise to trade and train up at the Martial Arts class, then Jake had the ability to survive on the streets, as well as the opportunity to be noticed by his ingenuity of his trade to attract a business man which would bring him from rags to riches.

It seemed however that Jake was not such a type, he did not wish to fight, he was honest and did not want any trouble, but for some reason, a series of unfortunate events have led him to where he has been for the past two and a half months, but that time had now been served. Gabriel did intend to assist Jake for he knew the sorts of people on the streets, as well as knowing that the homeless were often easy targets for those who wish to commit crime, so who would care if a homeless person lost his life. It was the same ideology he had when he himself took a life to sustain his own, but unlike others of his kind, Gabriel too was honest.

After explaining to Jake that he would not ask for payment unless he had work and that he would provide work, he noticed a nod from Jake which showed an agreement, which inside made him smile that he wasn't going to go with his master plan of finding his own way, especially when Jake had nothing on him, except for his body which he had pointed out. When Jake mentioned earlier of how he wouldn't last a night at a shelter, Gabriel believed such to be so because of his youth, his soft complexion, his inability to fight, all of which led to his vulnerability. When you lived on the streets however, morality and honesty went out the window.

The other homeless guys watching them however posed a problem, hence why in the face of danger, Gabriel sought to test Jake again by coming up with his two plans by either pickpocketing him, or mugging him as a demonstration of his strength, but upon hearing Jake's response, it seemed Jake was once again making his own mind up and acting tough when he was not, "It won't be that easy. Things won't end with me giving them money and getting my stuff back. They'll just take it again. I have to confront them", before walking straight to them, which then caused Gabriel to follow through with his own plan of appearing to be leaving, before making his way along the side of the shop to assist Jake as he heard a punch and some growling which certainly was not Jake.

Just then, the leader roared after being punched, and was about to hit Jake back when Gabriel appeared and caught his fist, just inches away from Jake's face, as Gabriel's green eyes looked up at him, "Now there is no need for all this", as his hand began squeezing his fit so that his bones cracked yet Gabriel remained with a straight face and not showing any emotion, "I believe you owe my younger brother something which you stole from him, and I highly suggest you get it now before you make me angry".

They clearly were the sort who had gathered 'street cred' so would not easily back down without being taught a lesson, so taking Jake's words on board, Gabriel only have a few seconds for them to agree but they did not, instead acting all tough which seemed to pretty common round here, "Who do you think you are! Demanding stuff from us! You want to fight!". Gabriel rolled his eyes, as his free hand reached to Jake and motioned him to move to his right, with a slight push if he did not, as he replied, "Then you leave me with no choice", as he pushed the boss' fist and used it to knock him out before using the boss' body as a shield as the others tried to get him, and then throwing the weight of the boss to knock down one of them and then fighting with another member who was more slender who tried to knock Gabriel down, but Gabriel raised his arms to catch his attacks, before going on the offensive and hitting him from the bottom of his jaw, and then dived down and lifted his feet to boot the other member straight in the chest, sending him down the alley.

Course, if it was dealing with vampires, then the fight would of been alot tougher, but down here in the slums, it was all talk and not so much brawn as Gabriel then stood still and wiping his hands against each other to show he had finished. "Now I have come for my brothers' stuff, so unless you want me to finish you off so you can barely move or talk, I suggest you do as I say, and if you don't have it with you, one of you go and get it while I hold the rest of you hostage. I do not take bullying lightly", as he stood back a little so if any tried to get smart and tried to aim for Jake, he would have Gabriel to deal with.

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Jake braced himself as the leader of the homeless guys swung a punch at him. But the fist never connected. Gabriel caught the punch. Now there is no need for all this. I believe you owe my younger brother something which you stole from him, and I highly suggest you get it now before you make me angry" Jake stood and watched as Gabriel took out all of the homeless guys quickly and easily. "Woah..." he couldn't help the impressed sound, Gabriel didn't look like he could handle himself in a fight. "Now I have come for my brothers' stuff, so unless you want me to finish you off so you can barely move or talk, I suggest you do as I say, and if you don't have it with you, one of you go and get it while I hold the rest of you hostage. I do not take bullying lightly"

After a moment the boss swore and threw a backpack at Jake, who caught it. Then the homeless guys ran off, to avoid more conflict. Jake opened it up to see what was still inside, his money was but everything else was still inside. Including... Jake took a necklace out of the bag, it was a simple silver chain with a simple blue stone pendant. It had been a gift from Jake's lover, and his most prized possession. Getting the necklace is what caused him to tell his parents in the first place. "I forgot this was in there. He turned to Gabriel, "Um... Thanks, for getting my stuff back. Jake didn't like it when people helped him, he prefered doing things himself. But there was no way he could have done it himself, so he was grateful that Gabriel was willing to help.

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Admittingly, Gabriel did not seem like the fighting type, but when you possessed superhuman strength and all the other......gifts, that came with being a vampire, appearances can certainly be....decieving for sure. Gabriel could heal wounds, he could win races, he could even try his hand at boxing or wrestling if he truly wished to, but all of this was a way of life now. Size did not matter, as he saw potential in Jake, that despite the way he acts tough, if he put his mind into it, he too would be able to overcome tough opponents like those he was facing. Of course to Gabriel, these were not hard at all, but clearly they had learn their lesson when they gave Jake his stuff back and then ran off, not wishing for any more pain. Well, as the saying goes, no pain no gain.

His eyes then moved to Jake who he saw looking through his stuff and pulling out a necklace which was pretty strange for him to carry, but the way he held it suggested otherwise. "I forgot this was in there", he heard him say, which he believed was to himself, before Jake turned to him, "Um... Thanks, for getting my stuff back". In response, Gabriel offered a thin smile, "You are welcome.....", as it was exactly what Gabriel had said, that he does not take bullying lightly. However, this was not the reason he intervened, but he also had to show what abilities that Jake could potentially have should he put his mind to it.

Either way, it was time to leave these streets, as he then pulled the money from his jack and put into another pocket, before taking his jacket and passing it to Jake once again. Gabriel was pretty much stubborn when he wished to be, "Now, if your coming with me, please put this on or you will catch a cold", taking note of his wet clothes from the rain earlier which seemed to be decaying, before he then asked, "Anything missing?", as he began to walk once again to get out of the streets and into civilisation.....

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Gabriel smiled at Jake. "You are welcome....." Jake was starting to feel more relaxed around Gabriel. Not even Jake's untrusting nature was getting in the way. After all Gabriel was the first person to show him any kindness since he had been kicked out. He watched curiously as Gabriel took his money out of his jacket and put it in another pocket, took off his jacket, and handed it to Jake. "Now, if your coming with me, please put this on or you will catch a cold"

Jake was surprised, he was still offering, even after seeing how reckless Jake could get. After thinking it over for a minute. He decided that he would go with Gabriel, atleast until got a job and earned enough money to get his own place. He reached out and took the jacket. As he was putting it on Gabriel him if anything was missing and started walking again. Jake followed him, wondering where is was they were going. "Just what little money I had. By little I mean like... five bucks at the most so I'm not worried about." Then remembering something he added, "Oh and, about the whole doing work around your house thing. I can't even boil water without setting the kitchen on fire, so cooking may not be such a good idea. But I can clean or whatever."

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It wasn't that Gabriel didn't trust Jake to leave the money inside his jacket, but seeing how respectful and honest Jake was, and with the money being the reason he gave the jacket back before, he felt that he would be more willing to take it if he did not become responsible for someone elses' money. Such a move ended up turning into a success since Jake then took it, which seemed to imply that Jake decided to go with him afterall, rather than go his own way. He seemed to of got the wrong impression before by suggesting that Jake would pay Gabriel by offering himself, but it seemed that now Gabriel had made his position clear, Jake was willing to accept the help.

Gabriel was indeed curious what caused Jake to be homeless in the first place, but with Jake's trust in him and that his desire to help him was seen to be genuine, it seemed Jake was now on a path to recovery. "Just what little money I had. By little I mean like... five bucks at the most so I'm not worried about", he explained, which despite the fact such was missing which Gabriel could easily cough up out of the guys who took it, it didn't seem to bother him, but such showed how much he had left. It was also curious how much he started off with, but clearly he was at the end of the road and unless he was able to fight for what he had left and also have the ability to gain more through work or trade, such that Jake had trouble achieving through his innocent nature.

"Oh and, about the whole doing work around your house thing. I can't even boil water without setting the kitchen on fire, so cooking may not be such a good idea. But I can clean or whatever", he then added, now that they were on their way to his home. Clearly by Gabriel's appearance, he was from a rich family and had a rich home, though Gabriel didn't like to brag and instead opted to have his own lodgings rather than dwell with the rest of his family, such that his father had arranged. His family have been used to leaving the fancy life, but Gabriel wished to live in the modern times and not medieval times, so he did not wish to possess servants but in the end, he conceded to his fathers' demands and had a butler to assist him since he dwelt alone. However, such wasn't the case anymore, and having Jake with him, he also needed to be vigilant as he was aware of other vampires in the area, but thankfully his father made it clear that this was 'his turf' but his fathers' protection only lasted so long if the other vampires felt he was 'too soft'.

"I am sure we can find you something to do, and by we, I mean myself and my butler. Yes it probably sounds posh to have a butler so I must be one of those snobby fellows, but I assure you I am not. It was the reason why I wished to not remain living with my family for they only hindered my progress and not giving me much space, not that you are intruding of course, because despite having such freedom, it has become a little too much space, so I am relieved to have the company", Gabriel then responded, before then turning to him, "What do you like to eat?", wishing for an idea of what food he likes, especially seeing that he would be under his charge until Jake decided to go on his own way since he seemed to be like him where he wanted to go through stuff alone.

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"I am sure we can find you something to do, and by we, I mean myself and my butler. Yes it probably sounds posh to have a butler so I must be one of those snobby fellows, but I assure you I am not. It was the reason why I wished to not remain living with my family for they only hindered my progress and not giving me much space, not that you are intruding of course, because despite having such freedom, it has become a little too much space, so I am relieved to have the company." The word butler reminded Jake of his former lover. Eric had said something about getting a job as one in the really nice part of town. But he doubted that Eric was working for Gabriel, the world wasn't THAT small. If he was then things could get a little awkward. "What do you like to eat?" The question surprised Jake, he wasn't expecting Gabriel to care. After all, beggars can't be chosers. "I'm not picky, I'll eat just about any-" his last word was interrupted by a loud sneeze. "-thing." he finished with a tiny bit of a blush on his face. Of course it was only natural to get sick after sitting outside in the rain for several hours, but he didn't expect anything to happen yet. Usually he got sick the day after he didn't bring an umbrella to school and it was raining.

He didn't like being sick in front of other people, because it made them worry about him. Which he hated. Especially when he got really sick and his mom took a day off work to take care of him. Making people drop everything for him always made Jake feel bad. So he hid when he was sick if he could, it usually didn't work. But he still tried.

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From his own childhood, Gabriel was not so comfortable by decieving people, but he had no choice since his father returned him to the fold. Gabriel wasn't lying when he told Jake of how he preferred to live away from his family, because in truth, if he remained, he'd always have his father over his shoulders who would not show mercy as Gabriel does. Mercy was what makes a person weak, is what his father preached to him, because if he kept giving in to mercy then he would get weaker and weaker, but it was what made Gabriel human and such is all that he wished to be, but he knew he couldn't change anything, but he could at least help the humans and defend them against the blood-thirsty monsters of his kind, but he also couldn't ignore the fact that if he left himself unfed for so long, then he too would have trouble from refraining himself.

To avoid such a consequence, Gabriel went to the willing, but the question was how long would people be so willing to give their lives up. Thankfully Gabriel was a pureblood so he had more control, control was important, not only in the general sense but also the emotion sense as well, as such only led to trouble. He may be seen as a monster, but he ignored such to be kind to others, just as he was kind towards Jake, so if he could help the innocent boy out and get him back on his feet then it was worth it in the end, and it at least gave him some company for some time, before it was time to return to the drawing board.

"I'm not picky", he told him which made him smile slightly, seeing that he was pretty much easy to please but who wouldn't after living alone in the cold, "I'll eat just about any - thing", and it seemed he was gaining a cold too, as he turned to him and saw him blushing which made him look pretty sweet and once again looking younger than he was. It was no wonder the guys ended up targetting him. "I think good old fashioned soup is on the menu tonight", he stated with a smile towards him, before asking, "When was the last time you had something to eat?", deciding to hone in on a concern that he had before they got home, as he certainly wasn't going to walk all the way as a taxi should be available up the street to take them straight there, so they could pop into a cake shop to at least sustain him, depending on how long he has been without, if he has been without. It was best to be sure.

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"I think good old fashioned soup is on the menu tonight" It didn't matter how simple it was, it sounded like a five star gourmet meal to Jake. He couldn't remember the last time he had a warm meal. "When was the last time you had something to eat?" Again, Gabriel's concern for Jake surprised him. He had never met anyone who genuinely cared about a completely stranger's well being. "Yesterday afternoon at some point. I don't remember exactly when." The thought of Eric being Gabriel's butler kept going through Jake's mind. Honestly he didn't want to see his former lover after what he did. He decided to ask Gabriel about it, to put his mind at easy. "So this butler of yours. What's his name? Uriel, Castiel, Azazel, oh how about Michael?" He was teasing Gabriel about his angelic name, by naming a few other angel's names he knew about. Hopefully joking as he did, Gabriel wouldn't notice that he was nervous about the subject.

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(OOC: Apologies for delay, not sure if I have mentioned before, but am on hols so posting will be sporadic but will try to keep posting up. Am away until 27th July)

"Yesterday afternoon at some point, I don't remember exactly when", Jake responded which did concern him since he had had nothing for his nightcap, nor for his breakfast or for his lunch before dinner, so something had to be done about that. Eating was important, especially where blood sugar levels were concerned as such can make a person feel very bad and if the blood sugar levels were not sufficient then the energy levels would drop and cause the body to be overworked which would later cause the person to feel faint and pass out, and when you were passed out, you were completely out of control until you woke up, and even when you woke up, you still couldn't react straight away until your balance was restored and the blood returned to your head for the body to be set off again. Eating was serious business.

The food that mankind were used to were of course important, but so was eating for a vampire especially, to the fact that they must consume blood or they would grow weak and gradually they would die, leaving them to ignore the fact that they are killing another in order to survive. This was the part that Gabriel disliked about who he was, that in order to sustain his own life, others lives must perish. Being a pureblood helped, and taking the lives of those giving consent helped, but such was not in a neverending supply as his stance on who he was and how he treats humans, especially with Jake now in his custody would give the impression that he was tainted, while those who wished to die would be going down in number, leaving only innocents which Gabriel did not wish to do.

His thoughts were then pulled away as Jake then asked, "So this butler of yours. What's his name? Uriel? Castiel? Azazel, oh how about Michael?", causing Gabriel's smile to return. Afterall there was a reason his stance to humans were different because they were, and were certainly humourous when they wished to be, but they certainly didn't need to die in order to keep a vampire alive who would have more deaths to follow. It wasn't fair and nor was it right. It made vampires no better than murderers as murderers killed to get something they desire, just as vampires kill to get something they desire. Sure the comparison was extreme as murderers had greater devastating motives whereas vampires done such to survive, but still.

Returning his attention back to Jake, he then answered, "They are a nice set of names, but no. I had a butler my father assigned to me by the name of Michael, but I denied him as I did not want my father interfering with the freedom I had been seeking and didn't truly trust that Michael would remain dutiful to me or dutiful to my father...You probably did not want the history however, with this I apologise, but to answer your question, his name is Eric, and since he is not affiliated with my father, it means he is not bound to do everything a butler should do, but rather what I tell him to do, meaning I can do some things myself which I am perfectly capable of doing, and here I go on, ranting on again", as he then turned closer attention to Jake, "I shall wait here, you go use those notes I gave you earlier and get yourself something to eat", motioning with his head the shop behind them.


(OOC: Oh and I thought I'd go with the Eric storyline afterall, so if you want to play Eric as the butler when they get home to coincide with Jake's story)

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(OOC: No worries. I'm pretty busy myself right now.)

"They are a nice set of names, but no. I had a butler my father assigned to me by the name of Michael, but I denied him as I did not want my father interfering with the freedom I had been seeking and didn't truly trust that Michael would remain dutiful to me or dutiful to my father...You probably did not want the history however, with this I apologise, but to answer your question, his name is Eric, and since he is not affiliated with my father, it means he is not bound to do everything a butler should do, but rather what I tell him to do, meaning I can do some things myself which I am perfectly capable of doing, and here I go on, ranting on again" Jake froze at the mention of Eric. His first thought was to run, so he didn't have to see his former lover. But then again, he probably wouldn't survive much longer on the streets. Especially if the older guys saw him without Gabriel. So he'd just have to get it together and face Eric. "Wow, what a coincidence. I know an Eric who got a job as a butler. You think its the same guy?" Jake did his best to keep his nervousness out of his voice, but at least to himself it sounded like he did a really bad job of it.

"I shall wait here, you go use those notes I gave you earlier and get yourself something to eat" Gabriel motioned to a nearby shop. Normally Jake would have argued, saying that he would be fine until dinner. After all he had gone longer without food before. But he was a little distracted at the moment. "Okay... I'll be right back."

Jake went into the little shop. It seemed to be a cake shop. There were all sorts of sweets in there. Jake just got a blueberry muffin and went back out to where Gabriel was waiting. Absent mindedly he started eating it and waiting for Gabriel to lead the way.

(OOC: Okay. I'll make a character for him as soon as I have the time. Should he be a human or should he have been turned into a Vampire?)

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(OOC: There's no need to create a character for Eric, just have him as an NPC as you did with the bullies, unless you prefer to create a character though Gabriel and Jake would remain as the main ones. As to whether he is a Vampire or Human, such is a good question since he's been working for as long as Jake has been homeless or a little longer, either works for me)

Since Jake would be taking up residence at his home from now on, Gabriel felt it was important for Jake to know what kind of a guy he was. He couldn't go out all the way and say he was a vampire, but it was essential he knew what he was dealing with, so what was also important was who else would be involved. Gabriel wasn't exactly the greatest speaker so he simply spoke his mind, sometimes having the tendency to talk too much which he tried to avoid with his pauses. If Jake had met his father or any of his associates, he'd no doubt be a bloodbag right now, being so innocent, vulnerable, alone and having no attachment to anyone, such would be a perfect meal.

Jake had spoken before of how he opted out of being part of the homeless shelter because of the "older, more experienced hobos" and how he "wouldn't last the night", yet what he was unaware of, what many humans were unaware of, was that these 'hobos' were the least of their worries with vampires in their midst and not to mention their rivals, the werewolves. Vampires were seen as bloodthirsty demons, but the truth was that the true bloodthirsty beasts were that of the werewolves. Unlike vampires, they didn't have to live off blood and unlike vampires, they were vicious in their blood-taking in their animalistic ways. Then again, he couldn't judge them all as there was probably werewolves who distanced themselves as he was doing.

"Wow, what a coincidence. I know an Eric who got a job as a butler. You think its the same guy?", Jake asked with his not-so confident self it seemed, causing Gabriel to turn to him to take note of his body language, but did not question such as he then left to get his food, once again not being his usual self of wanting to do things his way. Then again, it could simply be an act of faith on Jake's part and how he was trusting and accepting his help now. It did make him wonder about Eric and if the Eric he knew was the same one who Jake was familiar. If such was the case, it was indeed quite the coincidence, so while Jake was in the store, Gabriel pulled out his phone before sending a text to Eric, "Have guest so please prepare second room", seeing no need to instruct more food to be prepared as such would be implied by the fact that there was another mouth to feed.

Before long, Jake returned but did not say a word, instead he simply begun eating his muffin, so as Gabriel returned to leading Jake, Jake simply followed. He certainly was quiet, which then led Gabriel to talk as he wondered if everything was alright, "Life is certainly full of surprises, especially when you believe you know someone and then it soon becomes clear that you don't know anything at all. I've certainly had my experiences, but such is what life throws at us I guess.....I don't know if the Eric I know is the same Eric you know, but you never know, the world may be big but sometimes it does not seem as big as we thought it was".

Finishing his sentence, he nodded to a taxi driver to claim the taxi before anyone else, before opening the door for Jake to get in, before getting in himself, "22 Nevada Crescent", he told the driver, before turning to Jake, "Eric Olsen I believe his name is. I do not tend to address a person by their surname so I may be mistaken but I believe such to be so...", pausing, "Is there something bothering you, you seem to of gone a little on the quiet side.....", seeing as he had taken an interest in who his butler was.....

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(OOC: Okay, sounds good to me. I think its makes sense that Eric would have been turned. So I guess he's a vampire.)

Eric was just tying his long black hair back, so it didn't get in his way when he prepared dinner. When his phone beeped, signaling a text message. He took out his phone and saw the text from Gabriel. He nodded and turned off the stove, not bothering to send a message back. There was no need, Gabriel knew he would get things done. He decided it would be best to get the room prepared first, even if dinner was a little late. So off he went. He briefly wondered who this guest was, but was more concerned with getting his work done.

"Life is certainly full of surprises, especially when you believe you know someone and then it soon becomes clear that you don't know anything at all. I've certainly had my experiences, but such is what life throws at us I guess.....I don't know if the Eric I know is the same Eric you know, but you never know, the world may be big but sometimes it does not seem as big as we thought it was". Jake finished his muffin as Gabriel got the attention of a taxi driver. Gabriel opened the door and motioned for Jake to get inside. Jake slipped in, suddenly conscious of his scruffy appearance compared to Gabriel. They must have looked like an odd pair. He noticed the driver was watchcing him, so he decided to stare out the window as the car began to move. "Eric Olsen I believe his name is. I do not tend to address a person by their surname so I may be mistaken but I believe such to be so..."

Jake sighed heavily, it was Eric all right. "Is there something bothering you, you seem to of gone a little on the quiet side....." Jake looked at Gabriel, he figured he might as well tell him now. He would find out with the way Jake and Eric acted toward each other anyway. He spoke softly, hoping the driver wouldn't hear him. Yes, there is something bothering me. Eric... Eric was my lover. When I told my parents about our relationship they, well they didn't like it too much. They kicked me out for being gay. Some parents huh? I thought I could just stay with Eric for a while, until I earned enough money for my own place. But he broke up with me, I guess he was afraid that he'd get kicked out too. Somehow, Jake felt a little better telling Gabriel about what happened. But he was afraid that Gabriel would kick him out too now that he knew the truth. If that happened Jake didn't know what he would do.

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As soon as Gabriel heard Jake sigh as soon as he had confirmed the name of his butler, such confirmed that something was going on that he was unaware of, or rather something that went on, such that important for him to be aware of with the fact that both of them would arrive at his home shortly where Jake would come face-to-face with Eric, re-acquainted it seems. Eric's application to be his butler was literally a god-send. It was not that Gabriel desired to have a butler, but unless he found his own butler, his father's man would be intruding on his affairs and not allowing him the freedom he desperately sought after returning to his life as a vampire thanks to his father, causing a divide in the Clemente family. Gabriel cared less of what his father thought, but seeing as his father desired him to have a butler and seeing his advertisement for one was answered quite quickly which he only did so to avoid his fathers' man coming in, he could not deny the applicant and thus far, Eric had met his expectations. It seemed by the fact that Jake sighed rather than smiled, that something was wrong, something that Gabriel took an interest in.

The question was as to whether Jake would say anything to him, seeing as he had kept alot to himself which he should do to a complete stranger, but it seemed by his recent actions that Jake was trusting him, so the question was if Gabriel trusted him enough. "Yes, there is something bothering me. Eric... Eric was my lover", connecting the dots, it seemed that the something that had gone on between Jake and Eric was that of a romantic nature. The fact that he had said "was" meant that something had gone wrong, as he listed to Jake explain about his parents and that being gay was the reason he was kicked out, before answering his question on his mind, "I thought I could just stay with Eric for a while, until I earned enough money for my own place. But he broke up with me, I guess he was afraid that he'd get kicked out too".

The fact that Jake confided in him seemed to convey that he had gained his trust. When he saw how helpless he was when his eyes first caught sight of him, there was a desire to assist him, a desire that grew as he got to know him but it seemed now that achieving that now had a roadblock with how tense relations between his butler and his guest if their past caused problems between them. Gabriel was not against the way Jake felt, as all those who lived had a choice as to how they choose to live their lives and who they wish to spend the rest of their lives with. The sad fact with being cursed as a vampire however, was the fact that being immortal caused him to refrain in aging and live longer than any spouse he could come to love and losing such would only cause pain. The only way was to condemn them to the life he had, but he couldn't do that, just as he did not do such to Eric and keeping his identity secret until he had no choice to reveal and assist in Eric's transition after another vampire had bit him, and his conviction in not allowing his butler to die who had served him faithfully despite the danger in serving him.

"I see why you took an interest in my butler now. As I told you before, you do not belong on the streets and nor should you of been there in the first place", giving a thin smile to reassure him and to show he understood his position as well as thankful that he confided in him before asking on a more serious note, "So seeing as you are familiar with Eric, how do you feel about meeting him again, and any requests you may have?", seeing as he wished to make Jake comfortable after a hard two and half months so he wished to make sure he was alright with the situation he now found himself faced in, so would like to see if there was a way he could be of assistance.

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For a moment there was nothing but the sound the car. The silence worried Jake, what was Gabriel going to do now? "I see why you took an interest in my butler now. As I told you before, you do not belong on the streets and nor should you of been there in the first place" Jake slowly turned his head away from the window to look at Gabriel. He was surprised, this well dressed, mostly likely respected man in society was going to accept some scruffy gay kid? Jake was going to say something, but found that his vocal cords weren't cooperating. The best was that Gabriel was smiling at him. Jake offered a small smile back.

"So seeing as you are familiar with Eric, how do you feel about meeting him again, and any requests you may have?" Jake thought for a moment, how did he feel about seeing Eric again? He was nervous and also... mad? He wanted to show up with Gabriel and say, hey look Eric some random stranger is willing to take me in while my own lover wouldn't. What does that say about you? And maybe he was also a little happy to see him again. It took him a moment, but he found his voice again. "Honestly, I don't know how I feel. There are so many emotions going through me right now that's its hard to figure out what is what." Jake's smile dropped for a moment, then returned. "No requests. You've already done more than anyone else would. I wouldn't want to bother you further." Jake was surprised, he was really starting to trust Gabriel, even though he had met him, what an hour ago? Maybe a little longer. Usually it took him forever to warm up to people, let alone trust them. But there was something different about Gabriel. But Jake didn't know what.

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Everything was a whole lot clearer now, that in the short time he had known Jake, the questions that were remained unanswered in his mind were all answered, now knowing what had brought him to the streets in the first place. Gabriel wasn't one to judge people for what they did and how they felt. The laws of the land constricted people for what they could do, for to obey them meant you were doing right, but there were those who intentionally did wrong and it was those who did wrong that displeased Gabriel, just like those homeless guys who had grouped together to take on the vulnerable Jake who had nothing left "except for myself", recalling what Jake had said earlier. He had questioned before why such a thought came to mind, but the fact he did have feelings for those of the same gender to make such an act right in his books as far as the pairing goes had explained why.

There was certainly safety in numbers, though to pry on the young and vulnerable like Jake was wrong, no matter how desperate those homeless guys may be as they resorted to bullying and probably even more as they were ready to take on Jake who had nothing valuable for them to take. If they continued in this desperate situation, then clearly they would receive a visit when it comes to Gabriel's next urge for blood, though he tries to keep his blood levels average and not going near the danger zone where he would take the nearest human. Such traits is what Gabriel had taught Eric after he had instructed Eric to bite his neck as he required the blood of a Pureblood vampire to help him recover before he descended into madness, where no matter how much he would digest, such would not be enough. Gabriel could not believe at the time why the incident occurred but he was certainly dismayed by it as it put Eric's life at risk, but now Eric was similar to himself that they both accepted who they were and what they had to do.

He couldn't quite put his finger on why Eric had left Jake, because if Eric faced the same fate as Jake, they'd be a lot safer together out there, and no doubt would have more money between them to sustain them. Gabriel was not suggesting of course that Eric should of done such as such was his choice, but he hoped that if asked, Eric would provide an explanation of why, such was the question that no doubt has been on Jake's mind, especially to confess his love to another guy to his parents, to be rejected by his parents for it, and then getting rejected by the guy he had risked it for. It certainly seemed that despite the fact Jake failed at trying to act all tough from how he presented himself thus far, he certainly had courage and an inner strength, a strength that suggested it was possible for him to learn how to fight and defend himself, something Gabriel would encourage as such was a valuable skill, a life skill.

What Gabriel did notice was the smile that Jake returned, which was the first time he saw Jake smile, despite the topic they were currently on which probably was not what he wished to dwell on for long. "Honestly, I don't know how I feel. There are so many emotions going through me right now that's its hard to figure out what is what", his smile became absent as a result before returning again,"No requests. You've already done more than anyone else would. I wouldn't want to bother you further". Instantly, he would of responded that such was no bother at all, but he decided to accept it as Jake had enough on his mind and besides, he seemed to have gained a smile so he did not wish to take that from him as the taxi continued down the road before it pulled up outside. Gabriel left the taxi out his door that was on the roadside, before walking round to open the door which Jake was near which was on the path side, while taking the opportunity covertly, to place a little microphone in the cab, before turning to the driver to give him the payment, "Thank you driver, ID number 11453, I trust no problems on your end and safe journey", having the microphone there to record any comments he makes to see if he heard anything. Ever since the attack of Eric, Gabriel has become more protective over his home where his guest was included, so slander that could reach his father was not ideal at all.

After the taxi pulled away, he then turned to Jake, "I believe that is the first time I saw you smile, you should do such more often, it's good for you emotionally, medically and a whole lot of other reasons which I will not bore you with. Just smile more, okay", giving one of his own, as he opened the gate and walked down the path to the door. His house was not big, just a simple detached house but for safety reasons had a gate put in aswell as some hidden cameras here and there. Walking down the path, Gabriel then added, "Soon as I knock the door, you will see Eric. Now its his duty to serve me as well as my guests, its what he's paid to do. This is no manor but it is if you like, a five-star hotel, so living here will be different to your old home. I personally do not like getting pampered and having things done for me but I've become more open to it or I'm just wasting my money which could be put to better use, so don't be afraid to ask Eric for anything as he's inclined to do what you ask, or accept him doing things you would usually do...its a different way of life, but if you feel uncomfortable, let me know. You've had two and half months living off the streets, so at least give it another two and half months to get royal treatment", giving a wink, as to whether he can call it royal treatment or his chance for revenge as he knocked on the door.

What was on his mind was how Eric and Jake would get on, because if a problem occurred, he couldn't exactly send Eric away with him being a vampire now, but he'd think of something. At the moment Jake was unsure how he felt, so was just a matter of time still he found out how things would be, before speaking with Eric to see if everything was alright on his side. Gabriel may be 'the Lord of the Manor' but he had no problems doing things himself, so if Jake refused Eric's help, then maybe he'd be inclined to accept his. Certainly was a lot to get used to from what he knows, as he was the same until his father turned him and took him to his manor before Gabriel sought to escape from there, more away from his father than anywhere else. As soon as the door opened, Eric was on the other side, so Gabriel's eyes met with his as he spoke, "This is our guest, I trust you will make sure he is comfortable and if not, come see me, same with any problems you may have", glancing to Jake to give the impression that he knew, before turning back to Eric, "If you could prepare tea for us first, you know me...Jake, you take sugar? or would you prefer another drink?", as he motioned him to enter as he followed so Eric could close the door.