It almost seems like yesterday when I met our trusted vampire associate and current Mystic Investigations Executive Vice-President Drake Alexander. It was back in the days when Rebecca, myself (Xavier Remington), and my brother Michael Remington were fighting evil on the roadways across the great Continental United States. My brother had a thing for Rebecca and at some point he decided to go off on his own because he was too attracted to her. Hell who isn’t? It’s hard to resist a Demi-Mermaid witch who looks like a supermodel. Later we got back together when Mystic Investigations was formed. Of course then he invented his time travel device, and disappeared into history popping up every so often. However we haven’t heard from him in quite some time and presume him lost in the annals of history. Luckily our psychic Julia Hathaway can sense he is okay but can’t locate him.
The three of us were hot on the trail of a serial killing vampire in Los Angeles. Back then we believed that all vampires were evil. Certainly that’s what we were taught in paranormal college and Rebecca in magic school for the most part. The stories of vampire dark deeds were always the ones recorded for historical posterity. We certainly never heard about a vampire hero. So we spent a few weeks beating our way through various LA street gangs and miscellaneous punks with very little in the way of supernatural beings to show for our efforts. That is until the night of the full Moon when we were forced to take down a Werewolf. Said Werewolf had coincidentally led us to a fresh victim of the vampire since Werewolves can’t resist the stench of a new kill. Thanks to some magic spells Rebecca was able to track the victims blood on a map and we ended up at a large crowded swanky night club. Rebecca was sure the vampire was in there so we spread out to find the filthy fiend.
Rebecca saddled up to the bar and ordered herself a Mermaid Cocktail. Within minutes a dashing Scottish bastard sat next to her and ordered a Louis XIII de Rémy Martin Cognac. He began coming on to Rebecca with a passion as his charms lured her into his world drowning out everything else. Her Mermaid senses and instincts told her he was a vampire. She used her own charms to counter his and stay focused on the mission at hand. He was of course Drake Alexander! They danced closely for a while and then they actually kissed as Rebecca lured him into the alley out back with a promise of sensual relations. Before that she alerted us with a text message.
We were waiting when they came out the door and Drake started kissing her again. Michael squirted holy water on him as I swung at him with my stake yelling,”Die you serial killing blood sucking son of bitch!” At that moment Rebecca screamed,”STOP!” Smoke rose from Drake due to the burning of the holy water but he only flinched as he caught my hand before I staked him in the heart. He tossed Michael aside easily and struggled with me while his eyes began to glowed red, and his fangs extended. Drake growled like a terrifying lion but I held my own as my own anger caused major adrenaline to surge. Rebecca grabbed him from behind since he was quite enraged and feared for my life. I then said,”Rebecca what the hell? Finish him off now!” She replied,”I just got the sense that he has a good soul. He isn’t the killer!” Drake then exclaimed,”Yes you fools! Do you assume that every member of an intelligent species is a mindless evil monster? I’m on the trail of a vampire killer as well. The same one as you I assume?” We both stopped struggling and backed away from each other cautiously.
Michael carefully got up as I said,”How can you be good when the Devil’s DNA runs through your very blood?” Drake then said,”It’s a pesky thing called free will sir. I can choose to be good. I can choose to use my powers for the benefit of humankind despite my evil origins. I’m not saying I’m a saint but I help out wherever I can to repay society for any sins I committed in the past. Let us work together to stake the vicious vampire known as Tannenbaum.” Michael laughed, and mockingly said,”Tannenbaum? What a stupid name!” The remark earned a brief chuckle from all of us, and lightened the mood a bit. Clearly Drake knew a lot more about the vampire we were tracking. Tannenbaum was a powerful fourth generation vampire who was well over 1000 years old. Certainly more powerful than Drake who is a 700 something 5th generation vampire.
Drake clafiried his previous comment,”No offense but plausibly you two guys might be good for bait. However, Miss Lovely, you are a different story. If I’m not mistaken I tasted the enchanted energies of magic and mystical Mermaid in that sweet kiss?” Rebecca blushed which she usually doesn’t. She replied,”Why yes kind sir I am indeed a witch and half-Mermaid.” Drake then kissed her hand, and said,”Excellent! I’m confident we can bag this bastard and be in my bedchamber by the time the first embers of dawn are upon us my fair lady.” I then interjected,”Hey wait a minute! Nobody is going into your bedchamber pal. Rebecca is my girlfriend!” Drake replied,”As long as you’re not married she’s fair game…pal!” I then said,”Heeeyyyy!” as I frowned. Drake and Rebecca laughed as we all walked off into the night to find the living dead serial killer.
Drake could smell the blood the vampire Tannenbaum had consumed and he had already left the club. Perhaps due to sensing Drake, another vampire, being there. We came upon a parking lot and a Lamborghini went blasting at us with blinding headlights. It nearly ran us over as it raced away down the road! Drake bellowed,”It’s him! It’s the bastard Tannenbaum!” Drake ran after the car at super speed while I was thinking that someday I would love to own such a fine vehicle. But then I snapped out of it as Rebecca yelled,”MYSTIC SPHERE!” It only formed for a few seconds and faded. Rebecca wasn’t as powerful back then. Now she can fly to the Moon in her supernatural sphere! Again she screamed,”MYSTIC DAMN FREAKING SPHERE!!!!” It formed and she then yelled,”Consurget!” The clear pink energy sphere rose into the air and she flew after the car. In those days the Sphere couldn’t carry more than her since in the present I’d go ahead and hop aboard. There was a biker bar nearby so Michael, and I hot wired some bikes. Before we could take off six biker dudes grabbed us, and we were forced to kick some major ass thanks to our Kung Fu skills. As they lie moaning in pain on the ground we told them it was a matter of life and death. We promised to return the bikes ASAP! We revved up the engines and sped down the road after the vicious vampire!
Drake sped past the lambo going at well over 100 mph and suddenly appeared in front of it. The car crashed right into him but he stood as still as a steel post embedded in the roadway. The car wreck was buckled around him and he quickly bent the mangled metal away from his body, The crash only caused some minor bloody scratches visible in the places his clothes were torn. The vampire Tannenbaum kicked his door away in a screaming rage and it flew a block away nearly missing a homeless guy sleeping on a bench! The vexing vampire attacked Drake like a rabid animal! Drake quickly moved to the side and then shoved him into an electrical pole which fell to the ground. Tannenbaum got his wits about him and calmed a bit. The two vampires then engaged in martial arts at super speed right out of a Matrix movie.
As Rebecca flew up the fight had ended with Tannenbaum lifting Drake by his neck while saying in a sinister voice,”Why do you interfere in this brother? What business is this of yours? If anything you should join me in the wonderful Festival Of Aramus. I only need to kill three more victims of innocence to summon the Djinn to me in gratitude. The wishes he will grant me ensure my rule over this planet. You can join me in my noble quest or die now.” Drake then replied,”I’ll die you sick son of a bitch!” Rebecca then screamed,”Or you can die!” Tannenbaum looked up in the sky and saw Rebecca flying down on him. The Mystic Sphere crushed him to the ground forcing him to drop Drake. Tannenbaum growled,”You can’t hold me for long witch! I sense your power is weakening.” Drake took out a silver stake, and replied,”That might be true if you were going to live for more than another ten seconds!” Rebecca’s Sphere collapsed, and she fell on top of the vampire holding him down as Drake did the same with one hand while swinging the silver stake down with the other. He grabbed Drakes wrist and held the stake just a millimeter from his chest. Rebecca used one hand to press down on Drake’s, and the stake began to enter his chest. Tannenbaum whined,”NOOOOOOOOOO! I’ve waited 1000 years for this. It’s Tannenbaum’s time! It’s my time to shine!” Drake answered, “Why yes it is your time to shine! See you in hell!” The stake pierced his heart and he lit ablaze in violet unholy fire. Drake and Rebecca stood back as Michael and I roared up on our motorcycles. We then all stared hypnotically at the glorious otherworldly flames. Within a minute they had extinguished leaving nothing but black ash that blew away in the wind. We all left the scene quickly as police sirens came ever closer!
We later found out that The Festival Of Aramus was an ancient ritual that summoned the Djinn Aramus who was trapped slightly out of phase with reality. The Earth was his Genie lamp as he was damned to be trapped here by his own kind. Spilling the blood of 24 virgins along with a specific ritual freed him. However it bound him into granting the quintessential three Genie wishes. Tannenbaum was an idiot thinking he could wish to rule this particular world as it would violate The Supernatural Secrecy Pact. He simply would have been sent to a Parallel Universe where he already ruled the Earth.
Back at the night club we had a round of drinks in celebration and asked if Drake would like to join us. He indicated for now he had a lone mission to absolve himself of the sins he committed in his early days as a vampire. When the demonic blood lust was beyond fresh and overwhelming. Before he restored his humanity and common sense. Although, he gave us a card where to reach him in Woodland Springs, Colorado. There he had his base of operations since April 1949 at his beloved Alexander Manor in the Mystical Forest along with his part time firm of Alexander Legal Investigations that utilized both is legal and private investigations skills. Rebecca heard stories of Woodland Springs in magic school but never traveled there. It was a prolific paranormal place teeming with supernatural life. We eventually found ourselves there when we decided to set down some roots. In March 2009 Drake officially merges Alexander Legal Investigations, Inc. with the newly formed Mystic Investigations. And the rest is history…