So it has been a while since I´ve written a piece so I’m probably a bit rusty. It´s midnight when I finished and I´ve been awake since 5 in the morning so I do aplogize for any grammatical mistakes!
But do enjoy!
Warnings: Spoilers resident evil 8!!
Time slowly crawled by as the tinkering in the factory continued. How he did this for so many hours per day still confused you. More often than not, would he grumble something under his breath but at this point you were used to it. Perhaps something about mother Miranda or lady Dimitrescu, or supersized bitch as he would refer to her as well.
Karl felt you sneaking upon on, did you honestly think he would drop his guard just because he was working. He puffed and prepared himself for the incoming attack. Bit by bit, you inched closer and tried to pounce on him. Metal clashed against your body and dragged you to the wall. Karl had his hand outstretched and looked over his shoulder. You were stuck on the wall. ¨You know I need to fucking finish this.¨ A whine errupted from your mouth but you nodded to the best of your ability. ¨I know I know, Ethan winters escaped your trials and now you want to prepare for Miranda.¨
Of course you had heard the story of why Karl come home with a jar and a torso in it. A baby´s torso to be exact. He had been fuming and flung some scrap metal to the wall, even now you could see the dents. It brought you sadness that he was forced into this plan by Miranda until it was time to strike back but the poor baby. No matter how Karl tried to convince you that it would be fine, the baby was special and this was nothing, it couldn´t distract you from feeling sad for the parents and anger to Miranda. You knew the stories of the village before you came to see if they were true.
You cursed yourself, thinking you were prepared for the cold but it was still so damn cold. Tales went around on the internet about a small village in a quiet part of Romania where they still lived like it was the old ages, more simple and rustic. Seemed beautiful but there was a dangerous part that drew you in. Rumours had been going around that there were actual monsters in the small village. Or big wolves, way bigger than they should be and very aggresive.
Of course it had been your stupid plan to see if it was really true. No matter how many times you shook the thought away, it always came back. Your surroundings were quiet as you followed stone paths, drawing in closer to the middle of the village. Sometimes it seemed like there were growls but the moment your gaze went towards that direction, it was gone. You tightened your grip on the knife in your hand, for protection, you kept repeating as you brought it. Who knows if there were really big wolves that would attack on sight, this would scare them away or at least you hoped it would scare them away.
It didn´t take long for your previous notion to be thrown away as you were certain growls were closing in on you. Your breathing quickened and your heart felt like it was about to explode. ¨Hello?¨ The wind carried your voice but there was no reply. ¨Shit.¨ The moment you heard those growls getting closer, you ran, you sprinted until you thought you would collapse. Whatever it was, was chasing you as you ran away. The village seemed small from where you were now and no matter how much you would want to go watch, there was no time.
Whatever it was jumped on you, trying to bite you before you struck it with your knife. ¨HELP.¨ God, there wasn´t a soul around to help, why did you even yell that. The two of trashed in each others grip before you cut it somewhere. You didn´t realize where you had cut until the thing had stopped move and you had to push it off from you. ¨It´s a person.¨ Fuck fuck fuck, now taking a better look at him, you saw he had grayish hair, sharp teeth, more than the usual person and clothes were tattered. A sick feeling rose from your stomach to your throat just before you puked next to the man. ¨Oh my god.¨
That is how Karl ended up finding you, passed out in the snow, next to one of his dead lycans who was gutted pretty badly. At first he considered letting you die out in the snow, what was another dead person but he decided against it. He took you to his factory to experiment on you. It would be interesting to have someone from outside the village, would there be any changes in the cadou? Would there be a different result or just another lycan?
That all flew out the window the moment you had woken up and looked at him. He still remember the first words that flew out of your mouth, the usual where am I, he reconized the fear and fierceness in your eyes. It reminded of him of himself when he was younger. Karl grimaced at that word, younger, how long had he been how he was? How long had it been since he had been experimented on by that bitch. Instead of experimenting he would keep you hidden in his factory, a secret from everyone but him. Maybe he could even see how you held up against a few of his lycans and take you with him to kill the bitch called Miranda.
It wasn´t unusual for him to be away, working or going to talk to the other lords. At first he was a bit secretive but those meetings made him rant about how stupid they were, how he disliked them or how he couldn´t wait for it to be over and to be free. That´s how you got to know about super sized bitch or lady Dimitrescu, moronic freak or Lord Moreau, ugly ass psycho doll or lady Beneviento. All of them were experimented on as well but they didn´t seem to mind it as much. Or so you gathered from Karl. Miranda was behind it all, appearantly she had lost her child during the spanish flu and acted for her own gain. She had used her kids and most of them didn´t seem to care.
Of course, Dimitrescu had gotten daughters and her own castle, maidens to drink blood from, Beneviento had her dolls to keep her company and Moreau…. well he had his love for mother Miranda and the need to be loved. But Karl, he had been ripped away and thrust into the role he has now. You sympathized with him, although not always agreeing to his methods.
The other lords knew that there was something else about Heisenberg no matter how much he tried to hide it. Although his fuse was still short, he seemed to be more patient than before. It wasn´t hard to pick up for mother Miranda that there was something going on. Maybe she would have to visit Heisenberg when he would least expect it to see what it was. Alcina had let her know that Karl had been off and had said on numerous occasions that his loyality was wavering, not clear cut and she had to agree.
She didn´t trust any of them fully but Heisenberg had almost none of her trust. Miranda had known of his behaviour even if he tried to hide it. But she didn´t care about, as long as she could have her little girl back.
The sighs and grunts as he tried to fall asleep got you, waking you up and putting your hands in his hair, playing with it. Karl got a bit more calm and turned to face you in bed, you took this opportunity to brush his hair behind his ear. ¨What are you thinking about?¨ His gaze fixated on yours as he opened his mouth before closing it. ¨I have to meet them again tomorrow and I don´t know if I´ll keep myself from exploding but I don´t care about that.¨ Of course, this had always played on his mind whenever he went away. The factory was a dangerous place for everyone except him and you yet he still worried something would happen if he left. ¨I´ll be fine, your pups can protect me right, otherwise I can run a mean sprint.¨ You said jokingly, knowning if you got serious right now both of you wouldn´t be able to sleep tonight.
¨And pass out again huh, in the snow waiting for me to pick you up.¨ He grinned and put his hands on your hips. ¨Perhaps I did that on purpose.¨ Karl laughed, making you smile. It wasn´t too often that he laughed but you swore everything he did, it would be a good day. He was beautiful and you knew your heart had belonged to this cocky asshole at times. ¨I see, I might have to look out, maybe there will be a hungry lycan who sees you and can´t look away from such a snack.¨ A blush crept on your face. Modern lingo, you taught him that and it still made you flush. No matter what he said, he always had that cocky smile on and those playfull eyes and they got to you every single time.
¨If I am such a snack, then hold me in your arms and let´s sleep, you have an important day tomorrow and I know how often you crawl out of bed to work.¨ Karl actually looked a bit sheepish before complying. ¨Alright, tonight I will stay in bed and try to sleep.¨ You nodded. ¨And if those dreams come back, wake me up, I´m here for you just like you are here for me Karl.¨ You pressed a kiss against his forehead and closed your eyes, his tickling you as he pulled you to his chest. The calming sound of you breathing and sleeping would do him well. It would lull him into a restfull sleep he desperately needed.
He had slipped away before you had woken up. There wasn´t a lot to do inside the factory but walk around in the few safe spots that existed. Even if his lycans knew not to attack you, it could always happen and after having to actually kill a few of time, you didn´t wish to do it no more. There was no way of knowing if they still realized what was happening or if they really mindless monsters under Karl´s command. Furthermore, he needed every little thing against Miranda if he wanted to fight against her. You knew she was way stronger than him but he had his wits, he wasn´t blinded by grief or longing for a child who had been long dead. That´s where he would be able to get her distracted.
¨Heisenberg!¨ You almost fell out of the bed, who the fuck was this. There was a saferoom nearby that should protect you from any unwanted visitors, if they didn´t track you down. The voice sounded femenine, probably either mother Miranda or lady Dimitrescu, neither was one you wanted to meet. The metal felt cold under your bare feet as you tried to get to the safe room as quick as possible as the voice drew nearer. ¨Heisenberg!¨ It called out more annoyed, this time whoever it was definetly came closer to you. ¨Of course that idiot would run off like that and mother Miranda sends me to go drag him back.¨ Dimitrescu it was, big tall vampire lady as you had saved her in your mind. You definetly did not want to be found by her, you were certain she was going to snap your neck in a simple second.
Her heels clacked with every step she took, closer and closer to you. ¨Come on.¨ You were close to the familiar blue door, he had painted it just so it could be a calm space, the old red rust didn´t seem as inviting as this. The door creaked open loudly as you opened it, alerting lady Dimitrescu of your position. ¨I am not in the mood for games, mother Miranda wants you back.¨ The voice came closer and closer. You went inside of the room quickly but appearantly not quickly enough as darkness welcomed you into it´s cold embrace.
His eyes were blazing with hell fire, his shoulders tense and he walked to mother Miranda. ¨Where are they!¨ He yelled out without even thinking about using damn manners. She didn´t deserve any of this. ¨Who do you mean.¨ Karl let out a soft growl. ¨You know damn well who I mean.¨ Miranda looked off to the side, Alcina soon stepped out. ¨I didn´t know you kept a little pet for yourself Karl.¨ Just hearing his name out of her mouth seemed to sour things even more.
¨You stay out of this, now where the fuck are they.¨ Scraps of metal began floating and twisting around him. Anger had consumed him the moment he caught wind of what happend. You weren´t there when he came back from his chore and he knew immedaitly who to turn to. There was no way in hell you had run off without him. There was no way that could be true. ¨Oh, them? I had them taken to my girls, they needed a new maiden and she tasted divine. You have a good taste.¨ Alcina let out, her teeth bared in a vicious smile. ¨If harm has come to them, then I will kill your girls you super sized bitch.¨ He couldn´t control himself, the metal twisting around him faster and faster.
¨Calm down Heisenberg¨ Miranda let out and stood up. ¨They are probably already dead, I gave them to Alcina because you hid this from us, a little toy you haven´t used for any of your experiments.¨ Alcina smiled from the corner she was in, Miranda had been right. She was sure her daughter had taken care of their little problem. ¨If you will attack me, I will kill you where you stand Heisenberg, we both know you are too weak to take me on.¨ Karl knew Miranda was right but that didn´t mean he wouldn´t take any revenge on Alcina´s girls.
Karl knew he had to wait before attacking. He would come back and kill both those bitches. This only fueling his anger and resolve to quicken his plan as soon as possible. It hadn´t quite hit him you were gone just yet. He turned his back to both of them and walked off, the metal scraps around him embedding themselves into the walls and near those bitches. With every step he took, he could feel himself shaking, anger slowly disolving into sadness. The one good thing he had here had been taken away as well, he blamed himself, he should´ve taught them more, he should´ve been there more, should´ve done something different.
Every creature he saw on the way back to the factory suffered the same fate, death by metal. It didn´t matter where it was an animal or one of his own lycans. Rage was on the surface while sadness bubbled underneath. He had to let it go but not here, somewhere he could explode and have no thoughts about it. The walk back seemed longer than usual. There wouldn´t be anyone waiting on him, with a smile on their face, a hug attack coming in even if he denied he liked them. He had lost the one person he felt himself being true to. It was all his fault. He was selfish to keep you with him.
Karl was so lost in thought that he hadn´t noticed the blood on the ground until he was at the factory. It was bright, fresh blood, something had run into his factory or he had a lycan to put down. Whatever it was, it would be a good calming down. He followed the trail deeper and deeper into the factory and realized he was walking towards the office, the blood puddles were becoming bigger meaning that whoever was injured was getting slow. Karl was ready to attack whoever it was but stood still as he saw the figure on the ground of his office.
¨I´m sorry.¨ They had let out as Karl leapt forward, picking them up. ¨Ssh.¨ How were you here? He thought you were dead, was this a sick game they were planning to play. No matter what, he worried about the blood on the way knowning it was yours now. ¨I´ll take care of you.¨ He whispered and kissed your forehead bringing you towards his lab. There would be medical equipment. ¨I´m so sorry.¨ Your voice was raspy and he knew that your throat was dry and probably felt like sandpaper. ¨Don´t. I´m glad you´re here.¨ Normally Karl wouldn´t be so gentle but cuss the shit out of you but at this moment he was just happy to have you with him.
The wounds on your body weren´t too big and would be able to heal with enough bedrest. It took a while for your body to get accustomed to the rest. It broke Karl´s heart to see you awake full of fear, your body shaking like his body would after a nightmare. Slowly your face got more colour and you took this time to try and talk to Karl. ¨Ethan got me out.¨ Those were the first words you had said after resting for a few days. ¨He killed one of those women that was about to kill me. I´m only alive thanks to him.¨ From that moment on, Karl vowed to protect you and try to get Ethan on his side before killing him, as a favor because he saved you.
Karl brushed your hair behind your ear and held your hand. ¨Take your time to heal, I´ll be here you idiot.¨ He kissed your hand and observed you for a bit. He would make sure this would never happen again.
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