Desperate to undo what her ungrateful son, Gunnar, had done to her, she hurried inside and called the gypsy.
The gypsy had looked at her with pity. "There is no way to undo what has been done with magic, just nature."
Regina screamed with fury.
Blake stared at his wife. "What happened?" he asked with concern.
"Oh quit asking stupid questions," she demanded. "Tell me where Camilla is."
Regina paused. There was more than one way around a problem.
Blake felt hope in his chest. Maybe now that they were both human they would be able to get back on track. Maybe it was the vampire genes that made them power-hungry. It altered something in their heads and now that they were cured, they could live normal lives. Blake grasped her hands, "I want us to be normal! I want us to have 6 kids and marry them all off like normal families do!"
Regina smiled wanely, willing the sneer to stay hidden, "Of course dear. But, first I need to speak with Camilla."
Blake couldn't believe it. Regina agreed! She wanted to be normal with him! "She should be home from school soon. Can we... will you... " he motioned towards the bed.
Oh for the love of, Regina thought. "Not now, Blake. I've been through too much this morning..."
Blake nodded quickly. "You're right. I'm sorry. Can I get you anything?"
Regina fought off a panic attack. "No." she said sharply. "I'm just going to rest. Alone!"
She raced downstairs. "Camilla," she demanded. "Turn me back!"
Camilla stared at her Mother. She'd been surprised to hear that Gunnar had gone toe-to-toe with her Mother, even more surprised that Gunnar had won.
"No. Your time is done. Make peace with it."
Regina tried to look affronted, "You can't mean that! I'm your Mother, I... I love you!"
"Ha!" Camilla snapped. "A Mother that loves their child does not rob their childhood by turning them into a monster! A Mother that loves their child does not invite them to be the next criminal overlord. A Mother that loves their child... they say 'I love you' long before the child is almost a woman. You are most definitely not a Mother that loves her children!"
Regina's shoulder's slumped.
"Furthermore, since it would break my Father's heart to send you away, you will stay here. As a human. And you will watch your life and your 'dynasty' fade away before your eyes. This house will no longer be a house of crime. Now go!" Camilla demanded.
Regina swished her skirt as she headed to her lair with her head held high, already trying to plan and scheme.
Sabrina shifted nervously. Babies... yuck! "Can we go downstairs?" she asked, eyeing the kid.
Blake hugged Lestat again. "Sure, come on. Let's go finish the homework!"
She came home feeling weak... and old...
But, there was still one department that she kept her power, she thought.
"Drake," Camilla called. "Come here, please."
Drake walked in the room. Camilla had changed since the day she fought with their Mother. She seemed older... wiser...
"Yes?" he asked.
Drake looked at the potion she'd slipped into his hand and felt anticipation. "Is it... is it for real?" he stammered.
Camilla smiled. "Only one way to find out!"
"You're a real boy now, Drake. Now go to school and make me proud!"