Reopening and Renewal of Old Friends (Archived)
Catherine stands in the middle of her tavern and takes a deep breathe. It all smelled new and fresh. She had the whole place remolded and tonight was the reopening. She had sent a letter to all that she held dear and called family. She hoped tonight would bring back her passion for her work. Catherine walks behind the bar to take stock of her supply.
Tonight the vampiress wore an off the shoulder dark green gown that made her eyes darker and her skin paler. She felt anew, as if she was born again. Her crimson locks fall in tight ringlets down her back and shoulders. Catherine smiles as she looks around her tavern. Walking back around the bar she heads to the door and opens it. She lights the candle that hangs beside the door. A signal for all those that know that the tavern is open and ready for business.
Not only did the inside get a new look but so did the outside. Sitting on either side of the door are two bronze statues. One is in the likeness of a drow warrior. He holds a sword and a sheild to protect all that enter. The other is a wolf, laying with his head on his paws and eyes open, ever watchful. Catherine walks back into the tavern and behind the bar. She was ready.