The problems started in December.
They had found him, various enemies, numerous demons. Most demons were easy to get rid of; some left him bloodier than others. How had they found him? A human? That would be the only way, a human spy. He would sense any demon and smell any demon on a human. This should be impossible. It was so close to when Mia was supposed to give birth and twins were usually premature.
They attacked Christmas morning.
The Inn was mostly destroyed and there were so many casualties. Vergil attacked and defended. He saved countless lives in the town but demons were able to slip past him, there were just so many of them.
Mia stayed in a tucked away place, Mrs. Gabby with her. A demon found them. By the time Vergil got there a second later the damage had been done. Mrs. Gabby was left with a slash across her chest, a fatal blow. Her blood covered
Mia's shaking body as she clutched the middle aged woman to her, sobbing.
How could this happen? He had been so careful, kept so many defenses! In the end he wasn't strong enough, again.
The snow and below freezing temperature got to them, to Mia. No matter how much he bundled her she wouldn't stop shaking. She was sick. The illness lasted the rest of the month. In January Mia's fragile body gave birth.
Contractions had tore her from her healing sleep. Vergil had the doctor on stand by, other than a strong hand he was completely useless. How could he ease the pain? He had heard child birth was a horrific experience but never this bad. She was crying and he couldn't fix her! Someone had to help his angel!
The doctor's eyes met his as he handed the nurse the first born. No. There was something wrong. He smelled death. His mouth opened when Mia screamed again. He was met with the doctor's instructions. "Push, push Mia!"
Only a few minutes had passed yet it seemed like an eternity. The air was soon filled with the child's desperate scream, weak but determined.
Only one baby screaming. What was wrong with the first one? He needed answers!
"We're loosing her!" Her? Mia!
"Oh no, no! Mia! Baby, come on!" But no matter how much he begged, no
matter how many breaths were pumped into her lungs Mia was gone. This wasn't possible. This was some nightmare.
It had to be.
Nero. So small and sweet. He had his father's snowy hair but his mother's blue eyes. Yes, Vergil knew his eyes were blue as well but there was something there. Something was shining through Mia and it had been passed down.
Nero. One small wailing baby was all that escaped alive from Vergil's time of happiness. "I cannot protect you little one." He choked back tears and the baby reached for him. "No, I couldn't protect anyone that means anything to me.
Not you. I will keep you safe, hide you away." He clutched the confused newborn to him. One day, when he had the power he had once given up on, he would come back for the child. One day, maybe, he would be able to see Mia's eyes in his son's happy, safe, face.
Fortuna, a city known for being good, if not a bit strict. He left him with a man in the church-like building with only two instructions: Take care of him and he is called Nero, keep his name.
Vergil made sure his orders were carried out, watched as the information passed. He had to leave, yet the wailing baby called for him, he had cried the instant he was out of Vergil's arms, for his father who left him on a stranger's doorstep. "Goodbye, my Nero, be safe, Love."
I am SO sorry for killing her and one of the babies off! This is why I was avoiding posting this for so long...
I want to make this clear though
1) REVIEWS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF A WRITER!
2) I am dying to hear opinions, I tried to keep this true to the game's story-line but am willing to write a sort of alternate ending. Should I?
3) An epilogue. Any votes?