Alexander smirked on the other side of the door. He knew he hadn't needed to knock. The little vampire child that Charlie had taken under her wing, though young and still learning, had a good enough handle on his senses to be able to hear him coming. He wondered if the other vampire had heard him from the street or if ears had only perked up at the sound of steps on the stairs. However he had sensed, the vampire had given him away and though Alexander preferred the element of surprise, in this particular circumstance, surprises were perhaps not in the best interest.
The mess that Jeremy's pack had created had done far more damage than possibly traumatizing a human girl. Once again, the threat of exposure was heavy on everyone's mind and it put them all on edge. Even Alexander. Not for his own safety but for that of the wolves that had been put into his care. It was nothing personal against anyone else in the town but if the laws were to dissolve between the wolves and vampires and everything else that had taken refuge in New Hope and fighting would break out, he would not care. He didn't have enough in him.
But the laws stood and the only fight that broke out was over who would be the one to convince the human to keep their secret. And even that didn't last long when it was made known that Alexander had a certain rapport with the girl.
If a few tense conversations could be called such.
He was volunteered immediately and entrusted with the task by all. Even Daniel and Mark, who he had kept in contact over cell phone, agreed that if anyone could convince the human, it would be him. He would have been flattered if they didn’t make it sound as if he would threaten the girl. Daniel and Mark knew him better, of course, but the others? He simply didn’t approve of their implications. The trick was in making her want to keep their secret.
He only had to give the girl exactly what she wanted.
“Since I’ve already been found out, it would useless of me to knock then, hm?” He spoke loud enough for both of them to hear. There was no sound of movement inside. No doubt the girl was still too scared to invite him in. A promise then, to lure her out? “Good evening, Charlie-“ he started, calm as he was casual. “Do you suppose we could have a chat?” Still, nothing but he didn’t expect her to give in easily. “No chat? Alright, how about this. I’ll make you a one-time offer and it only stands for the next ten seconds.” He paused, stepping closer to the door as if she were right on the other side. “You have questions, Charlie. About many things. If you come out to chat with me, I promise to give you a real answer. No tricks. No lies.”