It’s date night with Anthony Carnatelli and Leon is begging Ciara not to go by any means necessary. This includes hiding her clothes and trying to force her in to wearing something ridiculous. She gives in and allows him to pick out her dress for the evening, and attempts to reassure him that nothing will go wrong. Ciara forbids him from following. Ciara meets Anthony Carnatelli downstairs, while Trinny appears to kick some sense in to Leon. Leon follows.
Leon and Trinny first spy on dinner from on top of the roof. They then get ambushed by a stranger with a gun demanding to know what they’re doing up there. It turns out to be Gabriel stalking after Anthony. Leon is fed up with watching the flirting below and is about to go storming down there, when Gabriel stops him. When dinner is over and they’re leaving, Gabriel disappears. Leon and Trinny continue to follow Ciara.
Ciara and Anthony’s next stop is to the ballet where they have a private box seat. Leon finds himself a disguise out of the costume room (Robin Hood!) and spies on the box with Trinny’s help. Leon tried to disguise his voice, announcing to Ms. Grey that she has an important phone call, but she remains. Then when it looks like they are about to kiss, Leon mis-shoots a prop arrow and hits the back of Anthony’s chair. Ciara, realizing they were followed, excuses herself for a moment.
In the hall Ciara yells at Leon, but Trinny hits her with sleeping powder and she passes out. Meanwhile, Gabriel snuck in to the booth to shoot and kill Anthony – with no luck. Anthony exits to the hall finding Leon trying to run off with his date, and is about to strangle him when Gabriel saves the day by spell casting Anthony away. Leon and Trinny take the sleeping Ciara home.
- Ciara is distracted with thoughts of Leon.
- Leon is recklessly protective of Ciara.
- Gabriel shows a kindness for protecting innocents when rescuing Leon.
Trinny glittery appeared in Leon’s face and kicked him in the nose! “You said you wasn’t gonna let her leave! Big liarface!”
“Oh yay! I loooove spy games!” She glittered after him like a bullet!
Anthony: *Was waiting in the lobby! When he saw Ciara, he smiled and when she walked up to him, he took her hand and kissed the back of it.* You look absolutely breath-taking, Ms. Grey. I hope you do not mind my … boldness. *From behind his back, he offered her a red rose with the thorns cut.*
“He’s a big mean vampire, he’s just gonna suck out all her blood and she’ll be all… bloodless!!” Trinny latched herself on to his shirt collar, as he was nearly going too fast for her little wings to keep up!
Anthony: *Soft chuckle.* We European men do our best to impress. If you would follow me, Ms. Grey, I have a delightful evening planned. *He offered her his arm.* How does some dinner and ballet sound?
Trinny was giggling like a little glittery devil! “Soooo fuuuun!! It’s like a roller coaster on feets!”
Anthony: I must admit … I did ask around. *Dressed in a fine tuxedo, black and white, he led her out to his waiting limo. The driver was there and he opened the door for them. Anthony gestured for her to go in first.*
“ooooh look at him! We should go kick his face off right now!” she fluttered about behind Leon to go dart after them!
“We won’t have to apologize if we pull his eyes out!” Trinny pouted, but conceded to his orders. Spy games were so hard!
Anthony: *Waited for Ciara to get comfortable as he gave the driver instructions and then climbed in after her. The driver closed the door behind him before getting in and driving away.* It is a beautiful evening tonight. Is everything alright, Ms. Grey? You seem … preoccupied.
The valet, a bubble-gum chewing blonde who looked stoned, just gave Leon a bored expression. “Man … they went … that away.” He pointed in the direction the car had gone.
Chew. Chew. “Uh … Yeah … They went … um … the driver said … the um … Le Bistro. That uh, fancy place down at the corner of um, stuff.”
“Ooooh, that’s fancy plancy restaurant! They Miss Ciara orders dinner from there every third sunday! Aww… why didn’t she take me, I loooove Le Bistro’s!” Trinny pouted again!
Anthony: Ah … *He nodded.* Strays can be such a problem. But enough of that. Why don’t you tell me a little about yourself, Ms. Grey? *A soft chuckle.* Besides what I hear from the local gossip.
“You run pretty fast, follow me!” She squeaked as she zipped down the side like a speeding firefly! Ducking and dodging around pedestrians!
Anthony: *Another soft chuckle.* I’m just an old businessman trying to make something of himself before he meets his Maker. I am a simple man at heart, Ms. Grey.
Anthony: Stealing the hearts of women? You flatter me, Ms. Grey. I have not been out to relax and enjoy a woman’s company in quite some time.
Trinny zipped under a dog, over an old man, and around a corner! Giggling her little pixie heart out!
Anthony: *Chuckled softly.* It’s the honest truth. I would say check my black book but I do not suppose you would like the smell of moth balls. Ah, here we are. *The car stopped and he got out first so he could help Ciara out.*
Anthony: *Chuckled softly again.* Business does not leave much time for social calls, I’m afraid. Unfortunately, that has led me to suffer in the eyes of socialites.
The Le Bistro was busy as usual but everyone made room for Anthony Carnatelli and … Ciara Grey?! Oh, the tabloids were going to love this! Right now, the host was stepping up to lead them to a reserved table!
Trinny nearly whizzed right past the restaurant as she flew by, and had to back track! “HERE IT IS! HERE IT IS! Look it’s all shining and crowded!”
Trinny practically squished herself up against the window glass as she spied! “They are getting a table! Oooh she’s so pretty! She looks like a silver star surrounded by those fuddy duddies in black and boooring colors! Ewie she’s got her hands on him!”
“In the movies they always sneak inside as part of the waiter staff or go in with a hot date!”
Anthony: *Smiled and pulled her chair out for her.* Yes but women like you do not deserve to be lonely. Perhaps most men do not admire a strong woman.
“Drats! We’re foiled! Doomed! Disastered! Distressed! Troubled! Ruined!” Oh the dramatics from a little pixie! “If only we could hang from the ceiling!”
“They’re so useful and awesome and they glitter so much more than other pixie’s wings, so I am a fashionista! Ooooh! They have live lobsters in that fish tank! I want one!” She was pressed up against the skylight glass knocking on it!
Anthony: *Ordered a steak, medium rare, and some fine red wine to be served with the meal! He handed the menu to the waiter and smiled at his date as the waiter got their orders and left with a promise to return shortly.* Truth be told, my dear, I am not one for dates. *Soft chuckle.* I believe you can even say, I am a bit afraid of the whole process really.
The cold muzzle of a gun came out of nowhere to get pressed against the back of Leon’s head. “One false move, wolf. State your business.”
Trinny kicked and stomped on the glass! “She’s just smiling! I hate that-AIIEEE!” Trinny screamed and pointed at the man with the gun, as if Leon didn’t already know!
Anthony: *Another soft chuckle.* I must admit … I have heard quite a lot. The odd part being that I am not very sociable so how this gossip trickles down to me is a mystery. *He held his hands out in a “What can you do?” gesture.*
The gun just pressed even harder against Leon, forcing him to look away! “Three seconds to state your business before I blow you away. 1 … 2 …”
The gun stayed there for what seemed like ages to Leon before the pressure against his head went away. Someone walked past him and looked down at the skylight.
Anthony: *Soft chuckle as he sipped his water.* Ah, what can I say? In this world, the only thing worth keeping as private as your social security number or PIN is your privacy. It is a shame how some people thrive on such attention. For me, it was merely a side result of all the hard work and time I put into my job.
Deeming the new stranger as harmless now, Trinny went on talking! “He’s going to EAT her and she thinks she can fight him, but she really can’t fight! Well, she can fence pretty well and punch people in the nose and she has poison in her lipgloss but that didn’t help her LAST time and this one is big and scary and badder!”
The stranger didn’t look up at Leon. He still held the gun in his hand. But he snorted when Leon mentioned being a hunter.
Anthony: *Smiled.* It’s not as childish as you may think. We all need to escape. Being trapped somewhere is a most horrible thought. We all need freedom and when we cannot get that freedom, we dream.
Anthony: *Soft chuckle!* I must confess, Ms. Grey. I have always thought about adding “poet” or “writer” to my long list of credentials.
Trinny was now pulling her hair and kicking the skylight glass again! “No! No! That smile isn’t for you! That’s the smile she gives Mr. Bear when no one is looking!!! He’s hypnotizing her!”
Trinny stopped her glass stomping to look up at the stranger. “Oh, he’s Gabriel. He’s been around forever and he likes shooting things.”
Anthony: *Soft sigh.* I’d rather not say … I fear that no matter the words I sprout, my ability to get them down on paper is … severely lacking.
Anthony: *Small smile.* Perhaps. The literature professors I consulted have all but outright told me I should never be allowed a pen and paper unless I was signing something.
Anthony: *Chuckled softly.* I believe that calls for a glimpse of my writing talent. Or … lack thereof in my case. *He looked up.* Ah, our food. *The waiter came with a silver cart and placed their orders down in front of them. Then he showed them the bottle of wine and after their approval, he opened it, poured it into their glasses, and left the bottle in the ice bucket.*
Anthony: *Looked quite surprised!* You would not mind? *Then he shook his head as he began to cut his steak.* No. No. I could not intrude.
“YEAH! Lets go smash his face in and break all of his bones!” Trinny shouted, fluttering after Leon!
A gloved hand reached out and grabbed Leon by the collar of his shirt! No matter how Leon struggled, he just couldn’t get free!
Gabriel: No. Stay here and wait. The date is not over. *He spoke softly but he said it so … firmly … that one could easily believe he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt.*
Anthony: *Ate a bite. Chuckled softly once it was down.* You flatter me, Ms. Grey. Are you certain you can make time for such a social visit? *It sounded like he was teasing her.*
Gabriel: *Released Leon. He hadn’t even looked up from the skylight. He seemed intent on not letting Anthony out of his sights.*
Anthony: *Was thoughtful for a moment.* Well, since you are being so very generous by such a brave offer … perhaps another date then?
Anthony: *Soft chuckle.* I do enjoy the occasional cruise whenever I can spend sometime away. What did you have in mind, my dear?
Anthony: *Small smile.* That sounds splendid, Ms. Grey. *He looked at his watch.* Ah, it seems time is flying away without us. Would you like more time to enjoy your dinner?
Anthony: As am I. *He chuckled softly.* I enjoy a quiet evening spent watching dancing and listening to music. But I believe the company will make such an enjoyable evening, even better. *He gestured to the waiter.* My check, please.
The waiter asked if they would like anything else as he handed Anthony his check!
Anthony: No, thank you. *He gave the waiter his credit card and smiled at Ciara.* I trust you enjoyed your meal, Ms. Grey. I do enjoy their food and their service.
Anthony: Is it now? *He sipped his wine.* I find there are few places where food is given such care. Except in Paris. There it is almost as if food is worshiped.
The waiter returned! He thanked the two of them for their patronage and invited them to return!
Gabriel: *Turned and started walking away from the skylight!*
Anthony: *Nodded to the waiter, although he didn’t turn his attention away from Ciara!* Perhaps we should visit together sometime. I hear the trip is even lovelier when spent with someone of taste and beauty.
Anthony: *Smiled and stood. Then he pulled the chair out for her, offered her his arm, and took her back to the limo.* I trust you will enjoy the ballet we are seeing tonight.
Gabriel: Dinner is over. He’s leaving. *He watched the limo drive away and looked in the direction they were headed! He suddenly took off after the limo, leaping from building to building!*
Anthony: *Soft chuckle.* If only other people were as easy going as you. In my business, everyone is everything but.
Trinny weeeeed all the way down to the ground! “I told you he is Gaaabriel!”
Anthony: *Smiled.* How very true. All we can do is enjoy the moments we do have, yes? *He reached over and placed one hand on hers.*
“Eeeee! That was COOL! You can jump really high!” squeaked Trinny! “I guess he IS a vampire so he’s naturally suspicious and he did point a gun at you! I thought you were a goner for sure!”
Anthony: *Brought her hand up and kissed the back of it.* It is only half in the evening and already I find myself in anticipation of our next … date. *He looked up at her and smiled. He looked out the window.* Ah, here we are.
The limo slowly came to a stop in front of the theater and the driver let them out. They bypassed the line of people almost immediately and went inside.
Anthony: Ah yes. Swan Lake. I do enjoy the story. *He offered her his arm as they walked into a grand room with a high ceiling lit by a huge chandelier. The colors were red and gold and ramps on either side led up to the private boxes. The security there made sure no one who wasn’t supposed to get in didn’t get in.
“Um… um… um… Nope! No invisibility! But… Mister Gabriel is sneaking in over there!” she pointed off in the distance!
Anthony: *Took Ciara to one of the ramps leading to the private booths. Once they were at the top, they were taken to the booth by an usher.*
Trinny was mimicking Leon’s every move! Only… in mid air while she glittered and floated! “This is so awesome! it’s like a spy movie!”
Anthony: *Smiled as he held the curtain separating the hall from their booth aside for her. There were four seats.* I often use this booth for clients. However, I made certain we would be alone. Few can appreciate the ballet and I did not want to spoil the evening by allowing someone who would only end up snoring the acts away.
“Oooo! I want a costume too!” Except none of the ones there fit! So Trinny pulled out a tiny little pixie wand and tapped her own head. She ploofed and looked like… a pixie in a shark suit!
Trinny giggled herself in to a fit! “Ohohohohoho! This is the greatest game ever! Robin Hood would kill a vampire for sure! We can steal his wallet too!”
Anthony: *Smiled as he sat down beside her.* Is everything alright, Ms Grey?
Down below, the security guard threw a thumb over his shoulder as a usher came back from break. All he had to see was the uniform and certainly wasn’t paying attention to the one wearing it …
Anthony: *Took her hand and kissed the back of it.* In that case, it can have any seat it wishes as long as I get the pleasure of sitting beside you.
“Whack him!! Whack him with a stick!!” said Trinny! She demonstrated by knocking the security guard on the head! He only seemed to scratch it!
Anthony: *Smiled as he leaned a little closer to her.* I must confess it to be the solid truth, Ms. Grey.
Anthony: You mean besides writing? *He chuckled softly, obviously teasing.*
As Leon went to the booth, he didn’t notice the usher coming out of one of the other booths!
Trinny fluttered behind him! “But if he get him faster she won’t get eaten! Lets just shoot him dead!”
Trinny peered between the curtains whispering!! “They’re sitting next to each other! They’re practically kissing!! Aim to the left!”
Anthony: *Glanced at the curtain.* Am I keeping you from important business?
Trinny flittered down and pushed the arrow until it was just in the right spot! “Perfect! Shoot him dead!”
Anthony: *Soft smile as he reached over with his other hand and cupped her cheek.* I see no reason why you cannot. You are a strong woman but we all need time away.
SSSHHINNNK! THUD! The sound of the string being released cut off whatever Anthony was about to say! And a fake arrow thudded against the back of the chair before hitting the ground!
“We missed!!!” spat Trinny, who kicked the curtain in fury!
Anthony: *Looked up and at the curtain! Then he looked over the chair to see the arrow on the ground!* Forgive me, my dear. It would seem someone is playing a bizarre trick on us. *He started to get up.*
Anthony: *Stopped and turned! He finally nodded and smiled.* Certainly and thank you, Ms Grey. This is the first time something like this has happened, I’m afraid.
Trinny was wisely staying out of grabbing distance! “We came to rescue you and drag you away before something happened!”
Anthony: *Settled back on his seat and folded his arms over his stomach. He would watch the show until Ciara returned!*
The usher watched Ciara and Leon leave before moving toward Anthony’s box. He drew the curtain back and fired a few shots that were muffled by the silencer he’d slipped on!
Anthony: Bang bang bang! The three shots hit home and he jerked and went still!* …
Gabriel: *Threw off the usher uniform and walked farther into the booth. He knew damn well the asshole wasn’t dead.*
Anthony: *Was still for a moment but then he put his hand to his chest to where the holes were already closing up. He licked his blood as he sat back and watched the show as if nothing had happened.* It is a pleasure to see you as well. Social call?
Trinny poofed in front of Ciara, waving her hands like a mad pixie! “No! No! You can’t go back! Get her, Leon!!”
Gabriel: *While Anthony was sitting back, Gabriel was already dashing forward and kicking the chair legs out from under him!*
Anthony: *One moment he was falling and the next he was just gone! He appeared behind Gabriel and nearly sent him flying out of the box with a kick!*
Gabriel: *Twisted in mid-air and landed on the railing in a crouched position with one hand supporting him. He fired a few shots again!*
Trinny’s little eyes well up as if she were going to cry! “I’m soooo sorry! Please don’t hate me, but the other vampire might kill you too!” Trinny drew back her hand and through a whole bunch of glitter in Ciara’s face! A big puff of it!
Anthony: *Blurred and reappeared where he’d been standing just a moment ago!* Now if you would excuse me, I am going to check on my date. *And he walked out of the booth and in the direction of the powder room where he saw Ciara asleep in Leon’s arms and a pixie.* Insects. *He disappeared and reappeared in front of Leon to grab him by the neck and hoist him up in the air.*
Trinny gave a shrill scream!! “Help! HEELLP! Other vampire! Heeeelp! No no! Don’t kill Leonwolfie!” Trinny pulled out her want, and thwacked Anthony’s hand!! “Let go! Let go!
Gabriel: *Ran out of the booth! He pulled out a knife and cut his palm!* Anthony genitus! *A few drops of blood fell to the ground!*
Anthony: *Glanced over his shoulder in time to see the blood on the floor and he was suddenly gone! He disappeared completely!*
“You’e okaaaaaay!!!” Trinny clung to Leon’s forehead! “You’re okay! You’re okay!!”
Gabriel: *Watched the scar on his palm heal before slipping the knife back and walking toward Leon.*
Gabriel: *Paused on his way past them.* Sent him away. Leave before he comes back. *And then he was walking away.*
Trinny waved goodbye! “Thanks mister cool vampire Gabriel!! I’ll send you a gift basket!!” She fluttered around Leon’s head! “She’s gonna be really mad when you wake her up.”