I have a vampire named Killian in my story who serves as the confidant/ brother figure to my MC, half vampire Vermira. Vermira has spent her entire life raised by an extremist religious cult that wants to exterminate vampires, and uses Vermira to do so (as she’s half vampire and possesses abilities that neither the vampires nor the humans have)
I want to start my novel with Vermira and Killian already knowing each other and being apart of each other’s lives because there is nothing I hate more than reading the “omg you’re special and I’m here to make sure you reach greatness” ominous vibes however, I can’t seem to figure out why Vermira would trust and love something that she actively kills. He is like family to her and her one exception, and he’s a big part of why her loyalties begin to change in favor for the vampires.
I want her to have known him since she was a child, but I’m BLANKING on an event that would allow her to trust him. I was considering having her maybe on a vampire hunt and he saves her? This just seems really bland and basic though.