Côte d'Ivoire has only learned the most basic elemental magic, in addition to controlling a little bit of fire, water, wind and earth, it is almost a warrior. Vampires are stingy with their knowledge; they refuse to share their magic. But for fragile humans, learning magic is the most effective means left. But for the vampires, if the humans turned into a magic clan, it was probably themselves who were in trouble.
But Côte d'Ivoire was a very smart guy, and after what happened last time, this time of his own accord, he went over to the passenger side to hold the door open for Mary, holding out his hand to invite her up. Côte d'Ivoire didn't really like this kind of etiquette, but if Mary liked it, she had to cater to her temperament and preferences.
Once in the car, Côte d'Ivoire immediately drove off to the east. The sea was to the east, and it was necessary to find a boat to cross the English Channel, which was one of the most difficult things to do. It was really difficult because he had crossed the English Channel once himself when he came from Camarilla.
"Mary can you fly me across the English Channel? I don't think it's possible to find another boat. When I came here, I already realized that the ships were all worn out and there was no way to sail them. And since the sea level is rising fast without humans, most of the ships have already been towed into the sea, and the ones left on the shore aren't of much use now."
"So how did you guys get over here?"
"We got lucky and found a nice shipyard with a new ship inside that had barely been used. But we still couldn't turn over from the waves when we came over. It took all day to cross the English Channel, and my teammates slept inside their coffins while I drove the boat across. During the day it was slightly better, but at night it felt like the waves were getting bigger and bigger and it was impossible to control them. The animals in the sea were all nasty too, almost crashing my boat, and I kept feeling as if something was chasing us, but it never showed up. Eventually we made it to safety, but just as we reached shore the feeling that someone was chasing us disappeared."
Mary smiled, "It's normal, it's a feeling you get when you're at sea. But ...... it's a long way ahead, I don't know how long it will take to get there. I was thinking about the question of taking the closer road or the farther road. But you have already decided for me, you do things quite actively. This is Ireland, we can drive straight east to a coastal town to find a ship, sail to England, then to the English Channel to find another ship to France. Of course we could also sail directly from Ireland directly to France, something I knew about hundreds of years ago. Taking two boats would be relatively safer, but more time consuming. Taking one boat would be relatively more dangerous, but would save a lot of time. And with two boat rides, we might encounter some very interesting things.
I used to rule this land, and I believe I know a lot about it. I was once the Queen of this place and I know everything about it. I was a friend when I was a vampire and I wonder what has become of all these monsters. I would like to stop by and visit them. I'm quite worried about the comfort of several of my friends, by and by, after seeing what you humans have done."
Côte d'Ivoire stared at Mary for a long time and asked curiously, "Have we humans done anything? We just want to live well in this world, it's the walkers who are really at fault. They drove the humans out of where they lived, they ate them and turned them into zombies. Is that the humans' fault?"
"I'm not talking about this matter, have you ever thought about the fact that this place, Earth, isn't very big, and more than 6 billion humans is too much.6 billion people, how much food do you need to eat every day? Even if a person eats a pound of food and water a day, what a burden it is for the Earth, and where do all the stones and wood needed for human habitation come from?"
"Don't forget that you were a human before. If it wasn't for you running the country well, humanity wouldn't have developed like this wouldn't it? So you're not partly to blame."
Mary nodded, "Is this your way of recognizing my merits in history? But being a queen is going to be more tiring than you think, keeping the power of each family even, not letting them get too strong or too weak. There are building marriages to be made, and it's all so complicated that I never married off for the rest of my life, and I didn't realize I was too old until I tried to marry myself off. I had a few options at that point, but others turned me down. Because I was too old at that time, they wanted some beautiful young woman."
"Don't vampires stay young chūn forever?"
"That's another thing, you wouldn't understand. I haven't slept much in the past few days to take care of you, and I just took a shower so I want to get a good night's sleep you don't have a problem with that. You've gotten a lot of sleep these past few days and I'm feeling tired."
"Sleep at ease, I'll be right next to you to protect you. Ordinary zombies or whatever monster's are no problem, but I'll also wake you up if you encounter a powerful monster."
Mary's expression looked increasingly tired and smiled slightly, "I don't know how long I'm going to sleep, I used to need to sleep every day when I was a vampire, but now I feel like I can't sleep instead. But I'm afraid I won't wake up so easily after I fall asleep. If there are any problems, you can deal with them yourself."
After saying that, Mary immediately fell asleep. Côte d'Ivoire wasn't a fool either, these past few days he had been in a state of unconsciousness, and when he woke up there were zombie limbs and broken arms all around, all of this was of course Mary's doing. She had been keeping watch by her side while she was unconscious.
Although she didn't know what a third generation vampire was like, all the other vampires she had seen so far had had to sleep every day. Humans could sometimes hold out for a few days without sleeping, but vampires were the ones who had to lie down in their own coffins after the sun came up, or else they would feel sick all over. Unless conditions do not allow it, vampires must sleep during the day. Although the third generation vampire was very strong, she was still a vampire, not to mention vampires, any creature would be tired if they didn't sleep for a few days.
Looking at Mary as she slept, she slowly drove the car towards the front of the fairway. Because the direction was clear, it was just a matter of paying attention to any obstacles ahead. The whole way was particularly desolate, the highway had been cracked in many places due to the loss of maintenance and the lack of humans driving on it, and there were even places that had sunk in due to crustal movements. There was wilderness everywhere along the way, the plants were eroding very quickly, and there was a very large amount of short grass growing on both sides of the highway and even inside the highway.
There were walkers passing by from time to time along the way, and in order not to disturb Mary's sleep, Côte d'Ivoire also tried as much as possible not to enjoy the appearance of using the car to smash the walkers into pieces. In fact, pursuing this feeling was the main reason for wanting to drive the car, the fragile zombies could easily be smashed into pieces because their body tissues had all rotted away, and that feeling was truly one of a kind.
My wife is a vampire.