Tip of the day for dealing with these insane temperatures currently in The Netherlands: Take a HOT shower.
Taking a hot shower will let your body warm up even further for just a short period, and by the time you get out the outside temperatures won't feel as hot as they are for several hours.
When you unfroze the humans and you gave our daughter some instructions he just watched the scene from a small distance and he watched how Arianna out of the sudden grabbed her victim and sank her teeth in his neck and drained the body, in the meanwhile the woman tried to escape and he let her, she would never come far.
"Never loose focuss of your victims dear" he said when Arianna dropped the male victim and he threw a glance over his shoulder to the female who you noe froze to the ground.
Immediately Arianna went to the female victim to finish her job and he clapped once enthusiastically, obviously amused by the way Arianna learned, she was a fast learner yet she needed some more lessons to get full control over it.
He looked at you while you talked and when Marcus comforted you with his words he grinned.
"I believe she ages till adulthood and then stood aging, just like you my love" he said, ofcourse you were changed once but there was a possibility it would go like that with Arianna or atleast that was what he was hoping for.
When then the scent of humans entered his nosethrills he abruptly looked at the door when Heidi got in, followed by the rest of our coven including Jane who immediately glanced at you, obviously still haven't forgotten what you did to her earlier and a couple of minutes later he started to greet our guests with his normal enthusiasm almost immediately giving the sign as he also attacked and fed himself, when he was done feeding he had taken hold of a couple of humans who ofcourse fight for their lives but simply couldn't escape out of his grip since he was way stronger than they were and after every one had cleaned up the throne room he had asked the guard to get Arianna so we could teach her how to hunt.
When Arianna came in running he asked everyone else to leave, even Marcus for he needed Arianna's full attention instead of Marcus trying to distract us and he then let go of the humans so Arianna could smell the adrenaline and almost hear their blood running trough their veins.
He just stared in front of himself while his hands rested upon his lap and he followed the conversation between you and Arianna, she sure was to young to hear about your quarrels with Jane though the little girls curiosity could be heard and he grinned wide.
"She's right, way to young my dear, one day you will hear the reason why, we do not want you to worry about those things yet love, we're only protecting you" he said on a soft tone and he watched Arianna walking down to the platform to return to her study.
"A few weeks old and already curious about adult things" he said when the doors closed and a sigh escaped his throat again, amused yet also somewhat concerned she might ask Jane the same question about you and her and probably Jane will answer her though she wasn't even allowed to be around Jane without someone watching though he knew the girl was capable of doing something like that without Jane being the one to blame.
He slowly cocked his head to a side when he heard Jane saying she would go back to work and slowly he nodded.
"You can join us with dinner dear" he only said to Jane and when he turned around he saw the look on your face, clearly angered.
"Because my dear, Jane and your mother do not get along very well" he spoke to his daughter, it was the truth and he knew for sure there was still a lot of jealousy from Jane's side towards you.
A soft sigh escaped out of his throat while he watched Jane leaving the throne room obviously angered because he (with your influence) had send Jane back to her duties as a receptionist, she still couldn't believe she was handling the work of a human right now and he wondered if she would ever see you as her "mistress".
He slowly laid his hands on his lap while he just gazed in front of himself and his red eyes turned into Arianna's direction again when she asked if he was mad but when he wanted to reply you already did and you were right this wasn't Arianna's business since she was still to young for such matters, way to young.
He saw Arianna moving herself towards Chelsea to play with her and when you mentioned Jane's foot the grin on his face widened, some seconds later the door opened and Jane stormed in, it was clear you freed her again.
"I know you are curious my love" he said as he slowly stood up to go to Jane and he laid an hand on Jane's forehead, stroking her skin with his thumb.
"But first of all you are quite rude for not asking permission, and second, it's not your job to mend within these matters any longer, just like Victoria said" he spoke, not wanting the fight between you and Jane to escalate.
He once laid his hand onto Carlisle's shoulder as he then nodded.
"Very well it is up to you ofcourse" he then said as he turned his attention back on Toshiro and he gave Alec and Felix the order to escort Toshiro out.
In the meanwhile he had noticed the conversation between you and Carlisle and he made his way back to the throne to sit back down again, agreeing with what you were saying so he didn't had to intervene.
He then looked at his daughter who stood there watching us.
"It seems our daughter has been eavesdropping our conversation with Toshiro" he then said on a soft tone clearly thinking she's not ready to do any leader-like job yet and so he thought it was no need to warn people since he had everything under control and to Carlisle this news wasn't any new.
"Next to that, I think it's time you let go of Jane's foot dear" he then said obviously amused by your actions to tie the girl to the ground with your ice powers.
A soft sigh escaped out of his throat while he slowly turned himself around to look at you.
"Do not worry my love, the Cullens remain unharmed" he had known how strong the cullens were especially the ones with a gifted abbility he had his eye on for years already.
He then looked back at Toshiro as he gave Alec and Felix the order to let go of him.
"Do not think you can fool me my dear Toshiro, my eye will be set upon you with every step you take, one wrong move and you can wave your immortal life goodbye, the same counts for your beloved crush and your newborn children am I clear?" He said on a serious tone, the bittersweet tone still lingered on the back ground but Toshiro knew he was serious and he could only hope he would send this message to this Victoria girl whom he had kept an eye on for a way longer time already though since she played it trough someone else he wasn't able to track it.
Some time later Carlisle out of the sudden entered.
"Ah my dear friend, Toshiro have come here to inform us about Victoria trying to create an newborn army, you should go join your family" he then spoke to Carlisle, not wanting to see his dear friend worried or anything.
He listened to Toshiro's words when he claimed he was planning on telling us when he got away out of Victoria's grasp.
"Ofcourse you will" he said on a bittersweet tone and he suggested Toshiro to take his hand an encouraging smile curling around his lips as he finally took it.
He looked into his memories and he could see Victoria sucking up on Toshorio, obviously poisoning his mind.
"Newborns are lethal indeed, so is love, love can be deadly when falling for the wrong one my dear friend" he spoke as he broke the contact and slowly walked away and when you asked who was doing this and someone explained you about this Victoria girl who had tried to revenge her mate for some time already he had stopped Demetri in his tracks.
"Ofcourse Carlisle already knows about Victoria, Alice can look into the future remember she has seen Victoria coming ages ago" he said and a large smile curled around his lips once more then stepping aside feeling Demetri's gaze upon his figure, we also had a quarrel with the Cullens or atleast Bella who was still a danger to our kind since she was still human, the last time we visited her was months ago and she was still human, so why not letting someone else taking care of it? He thought yet he didn't spoke out his thoughts.
While he slowly stood up from his chair after our kiss and the man in front of us lowered in front of the platform ofcourse because of Alec and Felix doing so he also noticed Jane's abruptly standing still, already guessing something had stopped her in her tracks as he already suspected you to be the one who stopped her.
"Ah why are you here today my dear Toshiro" he asked as he slowly cocked his head to a side then slowly floating down, Toshiro was one of the nomads who didn't wanted to be really loyal to anyone, though he thought as far as it could Toshiro was loyal to him and his coven, but he also knew his loyalty could change fast since he didn't wanted to dissapoint anyone.
"He got caught being part of an newborn army Master" Alec said and he frowned, him being a part of newbor n army? How could that be, only Victoria, another nomads could be behind this, this girl hated the Cullens and really wanted to get rid of them, especially she wanted to get rid of the weakest of the coven Isabella.
"Is that so my dear friend" he then said not having heard of a big newborn army yet though this could be the start of it and it better got destroyed at the beginning before they go out of hand, he slowly offered Toshiro his hand and he took it so he could see who had made him do this and if his suspicions about Victoria being right.
He looked at Arianna when she out of the sudden responded this enthusiasticly, obviously glad about his idea and the grin which stood on his face already only grew larger and he felt how Arianna pressed her lips onto his cheek as he then watched her running off slowly standing up again.
"Ah yes, I believe you are right my love, she has grown very special for me, not every day vampires get children and get away with it" he teased back, ofcourse this was an different case than the ones of immortal children but still it easily could be such a case than he had punished other vampires for and he had to cherish that.
He then slowly stepped onto the platform again and sat down on his chair as he laid an hand underneath his chin, rubbing the skin of his chin with his thumb as a sigh escaped his throat as he could hear a scream outside the throne room, wondering what was going on as he noticed Alec and Felix dragging someone inside and he also noticed Jane quickly following her brother and Felix to see If there was something she could do and he threw a glance in her direction, not wanting to show our weakness before our "guest" of him putting down Jane's rank though secretly he hoped his glance was enough to warn her to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, normaly she was always there when conversations or executions or better said heavy decisions needed to be made.
OOC: So I got bored a while ago and I decided to just practise my writing by re-writing Victoria's story from Victoria's perspective. And I personally think it worked out pretty well.
The year 1841, the year I was born. My parents were very influential people at the time. My father was Louis Francéss a duke from France and my mother was Victoria from the Italian Maestri family, her parents were both in line for the throne of Italy if something were to happen.
Unfortunately my mother died when she gave birth to me, so I don't know what sort of person she was, only that I was named after her. My father however... well... Let's just say he was very distand. He had me send and raised by my aunt and uncle in the country side while he remained in the city to tend to his duties. Even though my aunt always told me it wasn't true, I always believed my father blamed me for my mother's death. I rarely ever saw him, and when I did he would always only ask about my studies and point out everything I had to work on, so I had no other reason than to think he blamed me.
1858, I had already turned seventeen and my father seemed to think it was finally time for me to join society and find myself a suitable husband. So he took me to a masked party where he introduced me to several of his influential friends who all had son's who my father considered to be suitable candidates to marry her.
I wasn't paying much attention to my father and the introductions, I was to busy taking in everything of this world I had never seen before. And it was not long until a tall man approached me and my father, introducing himself as the host of the party. His small talk made my father like him very quickly, and my father even eventually trusted him to show me around and introduce me to some more people. From the second he got me away from my father he started to seduce me, give me all sorts of compliments and attention. The type of attention I had never gotten before. And only in a matter of hours I had fallen for this stranger. Or so I thought...
His kind and gentle words, loving even, his touch, the look in his eyes when he looked at her, everything about him made me want to get closer to him. Making it only easier for him to get me all alone, away from the party, where he showed his true self to me. It was outside by the fountain where he sat me down, his fingers combed through my long oak red hair as he planted his lips on the skin of my cheek. His lips slowly trailed towards my jawline as his hands carressed the skin of my arms, up towards my shoulders. I was hesitant to let him continue, however I couldn't get myself to stop him, so I just let him. I felt his lips kiss my jawline down towards my neck. I just moved my hand up to his head when all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain comming from my neck which quickly spread through my veins as I locked my fingers in his hair. I tried to pull his head away from my neck but I was simply too weak. I was terryfied, I tried to call out for help but the pressure on my neck simply wouldn't let me. Shortly after everything went black...
When I woke up I was no longer at this party, I was in a... a bedroom? What happened? I felt so strange, I heard so much more, I was able to see so much better, smell so much more, however there was this burning feeling in my throat. A burning which I couldn't place, it was like I was starving but at the same time like I was awefully thirsty. That's when he came in and I remembered everything. The party, the pain, I couldn't think of anything else but running away. I surprised myself with how fast I was. It frightened me, but that man frightened me more, so I simply kept running as fast as I could. However I was not fast enough. The man was able to capture me again and drag me back to his castle in the middle of a dense forest. He was angry at me, for running, for not accepting what I had become, he took me down to the dungeon's where he locked me away before he left. It felt like ages, although it could've only been around five minutes until the man returned. But he was not alone. I was surprised, yet frightened, to see how he dragged my father into the cell while this frightening grin played on his face. "It's time for your first meal dear." I can still hear these words from him ring in my ears every single day, the words before he forced my father to come closer, cut his neck and I lost control through my thirst for the first time. I forced my newly gained fangs into my fathers neck, right through his veins as I started drinking from his blood. I couldn't stop myself... and because of that, I killed him. I killed my own father. And deep down I actually enjoyed it aswell.
I scared myself, how could I enjoy this? This was my father and I was killing him. I grew to hate and fear what I had become and the man did not like it one bit. He started to punish me for not accepting this, gift, as he called it, which he had given me. He'd often starve me, hit me or simply lock me up for a while. He even got himself several new brides who would torment me even more.