He barely noticed the bell ringing, he was so engrossed in his own thoughts. His mind was always racing, calculating possibilities. There were a great many mysteries in this world and nobody not even the ancient vampires had the answers. He wondered just where his research would lead him next.
“My Alexis does a good job doesn’t she?”
He looked so proud and why wouldn’t he be. Alexis was very successful and the love of his life.
“Cosima? That is a lovely name.”
He took her hand. His grip was warm and not too firm.
“My name is Bryce. It is a pleasure to meet you.”
He looked down at his shirt and then smiled and nodded.
“The daughter of Isis herself.”
He looked at the girl with a warm smile.
“Are you familiar with her story?”
Bryce was alway looking for people to have discussions with. Not everyone was open to his sometimes radical ideas but he was happy when they were polite or patient enough to listen. He wasn’t sure what Cosima was looking for but he could certainly stimulate her with some friendly conversation.