It’s been exactly 24 hours since I have found out what I am, and Klaus has yet to leave my apartment. Probably because of how skittish I am, but I’m grateful that he hasn’t left yet. I don’t want Damon and Stefan to come after me, and Klaus had been telling me stories about the reaper he once knew, and what he found out from her.
“According to what I was told, a reaper is a force to be reckoned with. Powerful and strong. And the more aid given to the shadows, the stronger you will be. A reaper’s spirit can leave their body to guide the balanced, or rather the ones who are ready to move on, but that is a skill that will take a while to learn.” He explained.
“What do you mean, aid the shadows?” I asked.
“They will give you little tasks. Things that they require you to do.” He said as he pulled out a piece of paper, and handed it to me. I looked at it confused.
“What is this? Is this even English? I asked as i tried to decipher the beautiful, but old script.
"Yes love, it is English. My sister translated it into English. My mother wrote it in rune script some thousand years ago.” He said as he snatched the paper out of my hands. I looked up at him with wide eyes.
“Well aren’t you going to tell me what it says?” I asked him.
“Don’t get snippy with me, sweetheart. I’m getting there.” He said, his patience obviously waning. He’s probably wishing that I went back to being the scared girl he met a day ago. Well too bad.
“Well…?” I said, crossing my arms over my chest.
“Are you always this annoying?” He asked.
“Are you wishing Damon had ripped my throat out when he had the chance?” I asked bluntly. He gave me an amused look.
“Never love.” He said more softly. I nodded my head, and i relaxed my posture slightly. “It says that you can also be a guardian to humans in dreams as well. Like a a guardian angel.” He said with a smirk.
“That’s funny. What else does it say?” I asked.
“It says you are immortal unless someone burns your body while you are guiding a soul. Then you either become a shadow, or you go to the other side.” He told me. I looked up at him alarmed.
“Relax Anna. I wouldn’t let anyone burn your body.” Klaus said. I went to say something, but he put his hand up to stop me. I looked at him confused, but he gestured to the door.
I walked over, and i opened it. I saw Damon and Stefan there. Damon looked angry. What else is new? They made a move to get in, but they hit an invisible wall. I looked over at Klaus in confusion. He simply smirked, and cocked his head to the side. Oh yeah, only originals can enter without permission.
“Anna, tell us what you are! I’m going to kill you! I will rip your flesh off your face. I’ll rip your heart out so fast, you’ll be able to see it beat in my hands right before you die.” Damon growled out. I took an involuntary step back, away from the door, even though I knew they couldn’t enter.
I ran into Klaus and he was glaring hard at the brothers. “If you even dare to come after her, i will rip both of your heads off, only after i have killed everyone you have ever known. Starting with your precious Elena.” Klaus sneered. He put his hand on my waist in a protective and possessive manner.
“Are you really going to trust him, Anna? A man who kills just to get his way.” Damon snarled.
“Like you are any better? When Elena told me about vampires after i was attacked, she told me about what you both have done. All of it. So don’t you dare act like you are any more noble than Klaus. In the past 24 hours he’s been more kind to me, than any of you. You both have tried to kill me, i was thrown across the room, and now you’re threatening me. Again. I thought you were supposed to be the good guys?” I said, feeling the need to defend him. He tightened his grip on my waist, and i looked up at him. He had an unknown emotion hidden in his eyes.
Damon advanced forwards, and pounded on the invisible barrier. “I’m going to kill you!” He snarled.
“You don’t even know what i am.” I said in a bored voice.
“If Klaus is defending you, then it’s something bad.” He said.
“No, she’s pure. I just recognize the power she possesses. I wish to protect her purity.” Klaus said.
“I’m going to track down little Izzy.” He said, and my face paled.
“Damon, don’t. Don’t provoke her!” Stefan said, but Damon didn’t pay any attention to him.
“I’m going to track down little Izzy, I’m going to bring her back here, then i will drain her dry. Right in front of you. Or… Or I’ll turn her, then stake her, and leave her head in a box as a present.” Damon said.
I felt an incredible rage fill me. It felt like a stir crashing in my head. I have never felt anything like it before in my life. But with the rage, i felt an incredible power fill me. I felt strong.
I ripped myself out of Klaus’s grip, and i marched forwards. I felt like i could do anything. Both Damon and Stefan looked at me in shock. I left my apartment, and Damon came towards me, but i raised my hand, and as he touched my hand, it was like a rubber band snapped, it was like raw power was released, and he was flung backwards, and he was left convulsing.
I was being dragged backwards, and right as Klaus closed the door, i collapsed. Klaus caught me, and carried me to my couch, and laid me down. I recognized the veil and the shadows. The same little girl appeared before me.
“How did I get that much strength and power?” I asked her.
“The shadows hate it when Reapers are threatened. Especially the young ones who are new to everything, and are seen as weak. So we channeled our power and you released only a fraction of it.” She said as she played with her curly blonde hair.
“Why is it you who always appears to me? Are you the leader or something?” I asked.
“No, no. There are no leaders. I’m just tied to you. I’m your real sister.” She said, and I felt a wave of sadness crash over me.
“Stop that. Don’t feel sad for me. I died of natural causes. I didn’t have the reaper gene.” She said.
“So why are you here? You told me this was for the lost.” I said, watching her carefully.
“Okay, you got me. I was put up for adoption, too. My adoptive brother pushed me down a well, and I drowned. They found my body, but i was already here when it happened. I won’t be at peace until you are at your full potential, but you will still be able to communicate with me, no matter where I go from here.” She said.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Lily. Now here’s your first mission. You must find out who mother is, appear to her in her dreams, and guide her. She hasn’t been taking souls.” She said.
“How do I do any of this?” I asked.
“You have to find out who she is, meet her in person, then do a ritual, and appear to her. It’s usually not that difficult, but we don’t know where she is. She has herself cloaked.” Lily told me, and before I could asks anymore questions, she and the others vanished.
I sat up quickly, gasping for air. I looked wildly around, and Klaus was at my side in an instant. “What is it?” He asked.
“I know what I have to do.” I said, then I passed out once more.