Saturday, October 22, 2011


"What can't we face if we're together?
What's in this place that we can't weather?"
-Buffy, the musical episode

Hello, blog world! This is Bree.

Well, as it turns out, we were right to be worried about what the weird guy who followed us said. We got home, and told the adults - and Inna totally flipped out. We knew she'd probably be upset that someone had threatened her (and us, too, really) but we didn't expect the level of fear we saw when we broke the news.

Inna immediately announced that she was leaving. That it was too dangerous us if she stayed with us. That was something we weren't okay with, though. We couldn't just send Inna off on her own. We'd miss her - and besides, we're safer together than any single one of us would be alone. Inna was skeptical, so we took a vote. No one voted she should go. We're a family, and she's part of that family. No matter what. 

She continued arguing, but I pointed out that she'd do the same thing for any of us. Inna couldn't really refute that, because we all knew it was true, so she conceded the point. 

There was brief talk of just the Roses going - but again, safety in numbers, and neither Inna nor Maia wanted to put Summer and Kiwi in danger. That's why they came here in the first place. To be safe. Thankfully, we decided the best way to make that happen is for us all to stay together. I'm glad. I don't want to lose anyone from my family.

Speaking of that, Tabitha - our new vampire - is doing a little better. She's been drinking the blood Clare brings her, and she seems maybe a little less crazy now? 

Tabitha actually managed to have a reasonably coherent conversation with me on one of my visits. She told me she liked my shirt (the first time she'd expressed any kind of preference.) Since she seemed to be conversing better than usual, I asked if she had any family we could contact for her. Tabitha said no, and asked where she was. She seemed surprised when I said Canada - I don't think she remembers the trip at all - but she seemed relieved to be far away from the place where things went so badly wrong for her. And, probably more importantly, at least for now she's gotten away from the people who were chasing her there. She asked if we were really going to protect her, and I promised we would... because family doesn't leave each other, and we're stronger when we're together.



  1. Salut, Bree!
    I'm glad that Tabitha is beginning to get along with you girls. It's good that she knows you're there for her.
    I wonder where Inna wanted to go to...

  2. Bree says:

    Hi, Sabine! :-)

    Yeah, we're glad things are going a little better with Tabitha. I'm not sure if she really knows we're there for her, yet... but I think she's starting to get it, and at least she knows we aren't against her. I think she understands we aren't a danger to her, at least.

    I don't think Inna really had any particular plan for where she would go aside from "away from here." She's afraid that her being here puts the rest of us in danger, so she was going to leave to try to keep us safer. Except she would be all alone then, which isn't cool.

    We're so glad she stayed! We care a lot about her.