Chapter 24, Part 2: Destiny Is a Motherf*cker




Alice didn’t panic when she was arrested. Panic was for people without toddlers and who hadn’t been to jail before. Panic was for people who could afford to freak the fuck out and not think. That was not Alice. Even her best-paying heist never afforded her that luxury. 

Calmly, she asked for her phone call. Alice had learned from experience that it had to be someone who could set everything you needed in motion. They were your catalyst. They needed to update your babysitter, hire a lawyer, and ask your bazillionaire vampire boyfriend to bail you out because that had to be a perk, right?

She called Latimer because even if he wasn’t Vlad’s actual dad, he was pretty close. Plus, he was retired, with full access to the bank accounts, so he had the necessary time and resources to call out the calvary. He was beside himself, but Alice didn’t have time for emotions.

“I’m fine,” she told him. “I’ve been through this before. They’re going to demand that bail be paid in cash, and…do you want to get a pen? You might want to write this down…”

Everything was still calm when she got checked into holding. Fingerprints, photos—her body went through it guided by muscle memory.

“Don’t smile in your booking photo,” Alice whispered to the young woman standing next to her, “It’ll make you look like a psycho, and you’ll never live it down when it comes time to ask for a lesser sentence.”

Later, when they were actually in the cells, Alice held her while she cried. “I swear you’re gonna be okay. This seems really scary, but you’re going to come out the other side.”

“I shouldn’t have worn the striped shirt,” she sobbed, “I thought it would be my signature, but it was so stupid. The owners picked me out of a lineup, and I still had all their stuff in my truck.”

“Always stash your loot in a neutral location. You can come back for it after the heat dies down. And no matter what you see on TV, the only ‘costume’ you need when you’re robbing someone is dark clothing and comfortable shoes.”

Having done her good deed for the night, Alice grabbed a seat in the corner and tried to figure out the identity of the sim murdering everyone in her heist crew. Johnny and Eliza? She didn’t like either of them, but they didn’t deserve to die.

Okay, fine, maybe she did think they deserved it, but she never thought it would happen.

What if it was Salim?

The thought banged around in her head until she was digging her nails into her legs.

What if this is your fault because you’re a fuck-up?

Alice began to shake until she pinched herself. Get your shit together! Your baby-daddy is an asshole, not a murderer!

But he was the only one that made sense. And if that was the case, then Penny was right; Alice did make shit decisions on the regular.

By the grace of some force outside herself, Alice managed to shove her swirling thoughts back down. She had a kid to get home to. Chill Alice remained in control until they announced that her lawyer had arrived and led her into an interrogation room.

There stood Vlad. He was dressed impeccably, somehow managing to look like he hadn’t slept for days, would burn this place to the ground, and yet, had never known worry in his entire life. 

“Are you alright?” he rasped, his voice rough like he’d contained everything he was inside a tiny box.

“Totally fine,” Alice replied confidently.

And then she broke into a million little pieces.

Song: “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” by Dawn Penn. Additional VFX and SFX from Envato Elements & Footagecrate.


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  • Snow ~
    Jun 17, 2023

    Finally getting around to this chapter! ~
    ‘“There’s a monster inside me,” she told him, tears flowing until he let loose the beast beneath his skin and replied, “There’s a monster inside me too, and I promise we will learn to control it together.” THIS HIT ME LIKE A FUCKING SHOVEL. A SHOVEL MADE OF GOLD. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. ‘ I love her bringing up Ethren again XD

    Oof, the fight between Penny and Ana…and a lot of words that Penny might come to regret later on being thrown around as well as throwing hands. The complete lack of control over such a thing as well, where even trying to control your emotions won’t work because the moon’s influence is too powerful…There’s so much conflict going on between these two, they both have a lot to work out within themselves, but with not being able to resist werewolf fury, and vampirism and a long life of awful events for Ana dulling her emotions, it’s rough.

    HOOOOO BOY Penny and Ana on the sofa X_X OuO I want to hug Gwendolyn ;-; Not sure how Lil will get on as babysitter, but we’ll see XD So Eliza killed herself by mistake? Still, even if Caleb thinks the case is solved, there’s still so much shit going on that they’ll both have to deal with. I really hope Alice can get out of this, but I don’t see it happening without Vlad doing a little sliver of murder.

    WOAH the end shot on the video…though i can’t make out which of 2 characters the guy is… excited for tomorrow after work!

    • feroshgirl
      Jun 19, 2023

      Thank you 😭 even though I hit you with a shovel!!! Haha I loved writing this scene and yes, the specter of Ethren is always hanging around 😈 I’m sure that won’t come back in anyway.

      Yeah, Penny and Ana are not in a good place at the moment. I mean I would not throw hands against Ana but you know, I’m not a werewolf on the full moon.

      Ummm I will not apologize for Ana and Penny on the sofa. This story is 98% thirst traps 😂

      Umm I think Ben and Grim should be more worried about Lilith than Gwendolyn 😈

      Lololol “a little sliver of murder” I am deadddddd

  • Yimiki
    Jul 2, 2023

    Vlad and Lilith’s relationship is a lot of things, but it’s not hatred. She seems to like ruffling his feathers and grows jealous every time she doesn’t immediately get the attention she’s hoping for, but she wouldn’t do either of those things if she actually hated him. You’re just fine, Vl- aaaaand Alice is in jail. Hoo boy. This will not be pretty.

    Lots of people feeling like monsters in this chapter. Penny is trying so hard to keep a grip on her “normal” and the only way she knows how to do that is to push people away and fix other people’s problems. I feel for Ana here – she’s trying so hard, and it’s all falling on deaf ears because Penny is stonewalling herself. Everything she does, Penny interprets in the worst way. Of course she’s not taking her to the accolades, it’s a full moon and Penny can’t control her werewolf side yet. But all Penny feels is rejection. And everything she accuses Ana of are things that she’s feeling about herself. X.x

    Whoa. Hol’ on. That “I’ll put a fire inside you” is what Miko said when she carved up Akira, isn’t it? Why does Vlad have that in his head? Did she do the same to him?

    Alice is amazing. It’s survival mode and she’s hanging on by a thread but it’s incredible that she’s even able to reassure her cell mate a little. The burglar getup from TS2 made me laugh 😆 Oof, yup, the sight of Vlad coming to her rescue was enough to make her crack. They’ve both gone through hell just now, for different reasons. I’m glad that they have each other.

    • feroshgirl
      Jul 9, 2023

      YES to so many things in this comment! I think you really nailed the theme: Lots of people feeling like monsters, and not because they are literal monsters.

      The Penny section was so hard because man, is she being awful right now. LOL thank you for also seeing how insane it was for Penny to complain that Ana wasn’t taking her to the Starlight Accolades…on the full moon…when she is a new wolf…and said she didn’t want to go.


      “I’ll put a fire inside you.” – Ooh you have sharp eyes. Yes, it is exactly what she said to Vlad! Vlad and Akira have both been under Miko’s thrall—though in Akira’s case there was a torrid love affair before she carved him open. Now as for “what” she put into them? Well, we know Vlad is a monster far beyond a vampire. And Akira? Well, I could tell you but spoilers 😈

      Alice in survival mode needed the TS2 burglar to give our hearts a break LOLOLOL.

      Seriously though, her and Vlad are 😍😍😍😍😍

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