The only time we’ve spoken about it was that one time…I’m not blaming you. And you can…I’m just saying that I had no idea that’s what you were wanting to do. I still don’t know you that well, Bridget. I can’t tell what you’re feeling yet.
Yeah, well, maybe we should keep it that way.
No, that’s not what I meant, but it doesn’t matter. Let’s talk about something else. What’s been going on with you lately, aside from breaking up bar fights?
Not much really. Your life is much more riveting than mine right now. What made you like the cop anyway? Was it the uniform or the handcuffs?
How was I supposed to know that that’s what you were doing? The only other time I had experience with you even slightly talking about your ability, you completely shut me out. How am I supposed to gauge that you’re ready to talk given my past experience? I have to walk on eggshells around you, Bridget. You’re hot and you’re cold, one wrong word and it infuriates you. I didn’t even say you were on your own, I said I’ll take care of it. As in I’m trying to find some way to protect you! Trying to find a way for you to not have to talk about the ability you hate talking about and for it to be a constant reminder.
I’ve been on my own for centuries, so excuse me if I’m not used to talking about the images that plague my mind. I’m really sorry that that’s a difficult thing for me to do. I was starting to trust you with it though, I was beginning not to mind talking about it with you, because I thought that I could, unlike with everyone else.
See, there you go again. Anytime we talk about this, I somehow piss you off. And with this quassus thing, I foresee myself pissing you off a lot now. I’ll leave you be then.
What the hell do you want me to say when I try to reach out to you and you just brush me off with your stupid I can’t help you story? I didn’t get mad until you basically said I was on my own in this. So you know what? I’ll just be on my own in this. Stupid me for actually thinking I made a friend in this dumb town.
…okay. What do you want me to say?
Nothing. I’m really not in the mood for this right now.
I was just saying. I can’t help you, I have no answers for you, I don’t know how your ability differs from mine feel wise, or how you could block it out. So I’m zero help to you.
Alright. Whatever you say.
And last time we tried to talk about this, you got angry so…we can drop it. Really, don’t worry. I’ll find a solution. Besides, you’re not the only vampire with an ability that’s still using theirs…the others don’t know. So it’s not solely you, I’m certain about that.
Well, I didn’t get angry now. But fine, Josh. Let’s drop it.
I don’t know, Bridge. I can only use mine whenever I want to cause I trained myself. It took me forever until I could manipulate it at will without it going off whenever.
I don’t choose what I see. It just comes at me.
Hey…whoa, hey don’t cry. I forgot this was dangerous territory to talk about—uh…don’t worry about a thing, Bridge. I’ve got this, okay? I’ll figure something out, I’ll find a way.
No, this is… What if you’re right? What if we’re only making it stronger by using our powers? You can hide yours whenever you want to, but I can’t. I’ll be feeding it energy all the time. And if this thing is dangerous, it could cause a lot of damage.
You can’t what, Bridget?
… Turn it off. I don’t have a switch like you do…
He’s a werewolf. I think that in itself puts him at the top of the list of dangerous guys that I’ve dated.
So, you’re dating now?
Isn’t that pretty much what the ominous stranger in the cave told us? We’re all tied to it—no idea if you have to touch the quassus in order to feel when it actually uses it’s powers but…she deserves to know. It could take all of us to find a way to destroy it…or to keep it from growing stronger. Besides, I should inform her not to use her ability, in case that helps amplify it somehow.
But Josh… I can’t— I mean…
She kinda has to be involved too…she’s a vampire with an ability.
You think… this is about vampires like us? That others like us feel what we feel too?
Not yet. There’s one person that I should tell, but I haven’t seen her since we found the quassus.
Don’t you think we should do research and figure this thing out before we go and tell everyone?