Melina finds Tristan on the dance floor. “I’m going to put my little brother to bed when I find him, considering I promised him I would read him a bedtime story. He’s running around here somewhere. I’ll be back soon,” she tells him as she walks off.
Little Luke is running through the halls bored of the party already, he is trying to find something to get into. Knowing everyone is outside, he is sure to get away with anything. As he rounds a corner he hears his name being called.
Just for fun Luke hides under the table, thinking it will be a fun game to play.
The man must be a guard, as he approaches closer to the table, Luke can see his boots. “Luke, where are you. Your parents are looking for you,” The guard calls out to him.
Little Luke crawls out from underneath the table to find that the guard has a stiletto in his hand. This scares Luke when he looks up to see that the man doesn’t look that nice either. Luke starts to scoot back toward the wall as the man starts to come at him. “I thought my parents were looking for me,” Luke manages to chokes out.
Luke keeps scooting, and it becomes clear that this guy isn’t very nice at all. “Oh did I say that,” he tells Luke with a smirk on his face. Luke knows he has to get away as fast as he possibly can. Luke kicks the guard in the leg, throwing him off balance, allowing him time to get to his feet, and run out of the door.
It doesn’t take the guard long to recover, and is fast on his feet, and after Luke.
As soon as he gets close enough, he slashes Luke in the back causing a long enough gash that causes stinging pain to shoot through Luke’s back. Luke staggers, and falls to his knees to only feel the blade pierce his back digging deep into his flesh. A few more sharp pains and the world starts to spin. Luke struggles to breath, only to find that he can’t catch his breath. After a few moments Luke’s world grows dark.
guard picks Luke’s lifeless body up and takes it into a cell in the dungeon that is not occupied. No one will know to look for the boy there, he can hide him there until he can find a way to hide the child’s body later. Feeling guilty for taking a young life, he gently lays the boy down that appears to be only sleeping. He keeps telling himself over, and over that it is for the best, and that these creatures of the night be destroyed.
When Melina walks into the room she’s grabbed up by the throat, suspended in the air, as her feet kick to reach the ground. Struggling to breath, while trying to pry the hand that is wrapped around her throat, she is helpless to do anything.
“Time to die, the queen sends her regards,” the guard laughs at her, as he tightens his grip around her throat. Melina gasps for air that will not come, and soon blacks out.
Melina’s body slumps over, hitting the ground hard with a thud. She lays there unconscious and not breathing.
The guard picks Melina’s lifeless body up from the floor, and heads to the dungeon, just as he told Carolin he would.
Melina finally comes to, to find herself laying on a cold floor covered in straw. She jumps to her feet to see the same man that attacked her earlier, coming at her with a knife. She can’t react fast enough before he reaches her.
A sharp pain shoots through her, as she looks down at the knife sticking in her stomach. Blood starts to seep around the knife, and she can’t move. The guard then twists the knife some more, making the wound bigger. Blood pores through the wound when the guard pulls the knife out. Slumping to the ground, she falls landing in the straw. The straw becomes red with the stain of her blood that spills through her wound. She soon becomes limp as the life slips from her body.
Tristan looks from room to room trying to figure out where Melina and Luke can be. He already checked their bedrooms to find that no one is there. So where would he look if he was a child playing in a huge castle?
Tristan can’t find Melina or Luke anywhere upstairs. There’s only one place he hasn’t looked, which is the dungeon. He makes his way downstairs into the dungeon.
When Tristan walks around the corner, he notices Melina laying in a pool of blood on the floor. Tristan runs over to Melina, dropping to his knees, and begins to try to wake her.
“Melina! Melina! Please don’t go, don’t you leave me. I love you,” he cries out as he strokes her cheek. Her ghostly look only brings more tears to his eyes when he realizes she is truly gone.
Then without warning, Tristan hears the sound of someone approaching by the sound of the straw under their feet. Leaping up he is greeted by the guard that is swinging a knife. Tristan dodges the attack without any injury. The guard stops, looks at Tristan and says : “You will not win, they didn’t stand a chance, nor will you,” he laughs at Tristan as he charges at him with the knife again.
Tristan doesn’t say anything, he throws up his hands while chanting something. The guard freezes right in his steps. “You underestimated me, you will be the one to feel the pain. You have innocent blood on your hands and you will pay,” Tristan tells him in a cold tone.
Then with another swing of hands, the guard falls down and curls up in a fetal position. Screaming with agony is all he could do. “Pain, do you feel it? Your pain for taking an innocent life,” he mocks the guard.
Then Tristan casts another spell and watches the life leave the guards body. The horror is only unfolding for Tristan. As he drags the guard into the room to hide him, that’s when he discovers little Luke’s body.
When he props the guard up against the wall as if he were sleeping, running over to him, Tristan tries to wake him, only to find out that Luke is cold and unresponsive. When he rolls him over he notices the wounds that Luke has on his back. Tristan falls down to his knees and begins to cry. He has not only lost his best friend and love, but now he is looking at Luke that he has known since he was a baby.
Tristan then leaves the guard and little Luke in the cell, and heads back to Melina. Pulling her up from the floor, he pulls her into his arms, burying his face in her hair as he cries. He can’t believe that she’s gone. He starts to blame himself for not listening to her when she came to him about her grandmother’s plots. Now it is all too real, she was taken, and he can’t do anything to bring her back. Or can he?
Tristan chokes back his tears, and lifts Luke up to take him where his sisters body is resting on a table. He lays Luke next to Melina. Staring at them both he’s grief stricken at the thought that someone could do such a horrible thing. He has to fix this, and the book is the key.
Tristan desperately looks for a spell to restore Melina and Luke back to life. He searches through the thick book of spells. When he finally comes across a spell to keep a soul from crossing over, he quickly gathers all of the ingredients that is needed for the spell and goes to work.
Mixing the ingredients in the order that it describes in the book, he begins to put the potion together as he recites the spell on each step.
After everything is added, the mysterious liquid glows a purple color. Tristan takes a glass vial out and fills it up.
Walking over to Melina and Luke that lay on the table lifeless. Tristan opens Luke’s mouth and pours in some of the potion, then does the same to Melina. Within a few minutes their skin turns transparent, not moving at all. Tristan stumbles backwards in shock of their appearance. Tristan wonders if he did something wrong or messed up the spell, but just then Luke starts to move.
Little Luke leaps off the table and takes one look at Melina who is laying on the table all gray, and see through. He begins to scream, but Tristan is right there to calm him. “Shh, Luke its me, Tristan. Don’t be scared,” he tells Luke as he steps closer to him. “I’m dead, that awful man……” Luke mumbles. “No your not, your just in between worlds, until I can find a way to restore you and your sister back to the way you were. This was the only thing I could think of until I can find the right spell,” he explains to Luke that still looks frightened. Moments later Melina starts to move.
When Melina finally comes to, she notices that little Luke is crying. Shocked by his appearance and looking down at her hands to find out that she’s in the same condition, she slides off of the table, and begins to comfort her little brother.”Don’t cry, Luke. You’re not alone, and we are clearly not completely dead. Tristan will fix this! Mom and Dad don’t need to find out yet,” Melina tries to reassure Luke.”It was horrible, Melina. That terrible man, he…..stabbed me in the back, I felt the blood pouring out, and then everything went black. And now, look at me, I’m transparent, and I feel weird,” he tells her. “I know, I feel the same way too. That man stabbed me too, but we are very lucky to be like this and not completely meeting death. After she manages to get Luke to settle down, he heads off into another room so Melina and Tristan can come up with a plan.
“What are we going to do?” Melina asks. “Look at me, I’m dead, I told you that she was up to no good. That man told me that the queen sends her regards before choking me to near death, and then finishing the job with a knife to the stomach,” she explains. “I don’t know, I found this potion in panic, I know there has to be a spell in the book somewhere to resurrect the dead or something like that,” Tristan replies.
“We have to come up with a plan so that Luke and I can hide until we can find a way to fix this. If they see us like this, then everything that we worked so hard for will be for nothing, and of course Mom and Dad will freak out,” she tells him. “I know, I’ll make up an excuse while you look through the book to see if you can find something until I get back,” Tristan tells Melina.
When Tristan leaves the room, Melina begins to search the book in hopes to find a solution. The text is so hard to read through, and she knows Tristan will find something much faster than she can. All she can do is hold on to some hope that she can find something and fast.
Tristan heads back to the castle to see if anyone might be missing them, now that the party is coming to a end. “Oh Tristan, there you are. Have you seen Melina or Luke?” Lestat asks.
“Oh yeah, she took him out to play. They will be back in a bit. I was thinking if you would allow it, that Luke and Melina can come with me later to visit my parents. If you don’t mind,” Tristan asks almost holding his breath. “Sure, I”ll tell Shelly so she doesn’t worry. You know her, she dose that a lot,” Lestat laughs. Now that Tristan knows it’s safe, he then returns back to the cottage to find Melina.
Meanwhile back at Tristan’s cottage, Melina creates a potion that is supposed to cure the ghostly state she and Luke are in. Melina takes the vial into her hands and drinks the potion.
As Tristan walks into the room, Melina is hit with a pain that is unreal, almost as bad as when she was stabbed. Her transparent body begins to flicker as if she threatens to disappear. Then suddenly…..she vanishes.
With a flash of light that stuns Tristan, Melina reappears. Her body is restored like it was before she died, but with one twist. She is no longer a wondering soul of the undead. She is very much alive.
“Am I real? I feel real, but do I look real?” Melina asks Tristan with a worried look on her face. “Of course your real,” he replies as he strokes take her into his arms. “Not only are you real, you are just like me,” he tells her. “What do you mean?’ she asks confused. “Your skin is warm and pink. Your eyes are no longer golden, but brown. Your not cursed as they would call it,” he tells her.
Little Luke is next to take the potion. Melina tries to prepare him for the pain. Luke drinks the potion, and with the same results as his big sister, his life is restored to him.
Luke runs to Melina with hurt, and relief flooding his emotions. “What if that bad man comes back to kill us again,” Luke asks. “No one will ever hurt us again, I will protect you from all that will harm us,” she reassures him. “But why did he want me dead?” Luke asks. “Not sure, but I think I have an idea. No need to worry, your big sister will take care of it,” Melina replies.
Melina scoops Luke up into her arms and hugs him tight. “I love you sissy,” he whispers. “I love you too,” Melina replies.
Tristan pulls Melina into his arms. Revenge will be ours,” he tells her. “Yes, a horrible fate just for my grandmother,” she replies as their plot thickens.