I’ve got the blood, but not the bloodlust
AU MEME : Open Pairings + Dark Mythology
While on a heist at the residential mansion of visiting Wayne Board members from the companies Pretoria office Selina Kyle departs with more than precious diamonds. Buried in a hand made glass chest is a seemingly unremarkable but no less valuable large decorative egg she takes as a trophy. But after several months the true nature of her trinket is revealed; in the midst of a violent thunderstorm the egg hatches to reveal an infant of sorts covered head to toe in black and white feathers. After being bitten by the child Selina, unable and unwilling to keep for this unknown creature searches for someone else to have him; eventually ending up business of a local sangoma who tells her she has stolen a rare and potentially chaotic being. An impundulu; in harmony with thunder and lighting but possessing an insatiable appetite for blood. Once learning how the lighting bird came into Selina’s possession the woman refuses to tell her how to fully release herself from the role of its master but does offer to place him with a neighboring South African woman engaged to married one Johnathan Blake. However should the adopted parents come to any harm the child; by nature partial to serving women and never forgetting the taste of its first master’s blood, will seek out Selina once more.
After the death of both his parents Robin John Blake runs away from the orphanage his first night there and returns to the sangoma who helps him track down Selina. She reluctantly agrees to finally accept the role of his master once John, no longer needing to take the guise of a child, shifts into an adult form for cover. It is a union which quickly becomes stained with blood and conflict as John’s thirst grows to high for animal blood to satiate him. When human blood becomes a necessity they turn to Selina’s enemies; which does not weigh easily on either of them.
But soon comes another woman, born in darkness and now moving through the light of high society with a mask always in place. A woman who may inadvertently offer Selina a chance at full freedom and provide John with a more suitable master.