"You have to eat first. Flesh. Isabella has some stored and I won't have you weak, considering the Unseelie King is probably honed in on my essence. He'll know when I'm back in the Human World." Igraine got to her feet and walked to the bedroom, letting him pick up her clothes and shove them in her bag.
"I'm going to lay down while you do that." Igraine laid back on the bed, relaxing her whole body and looking over at him. She smiled at him, glad that he was trying to be useful and not trying to stress her out. Igraine turned on her side and closed her eyes and promptly fell asleep, much faster than she had even planned on.
There was a light tap on the front door, followed by a soft shuffle. Thorin would know who it was and know that the sounds being made were for Igraine's benefit. Isabella didn't have to make a sound when she moved.
Is she asleep? Good. Isabella moved to stand next to Thorin with a basket in her hands, covered heavily with a densely woven cloth.
Time to eat. I won't let you go without eating everything in this basket, do you understand me? Isabella walked out of the house, making no sound at all, aside from the swish of her skirt as it whipped around the door as she slipped through. Once they were outside she turned to Thorin and handed him the basket.
"It's from a Fae that was mostly human. She died of natural causes in her old age. She wasn't given any herbs so you won't have any ill effects after eating the meat. Trust me, you'll notice when someone has been poisoned, or drugged, or anything that isn't normal. It's a lot easier to notice with pure humans, because you'll also taste the difference in their blood. Humans are the best food source, but you'll notice that other races give different attributes. Fae are the second best food source and their blood tastes the sweetest. Angels are probably the worst and I figure that has a lot to do with the fact that Vylrath was half demon and somewhere broken down inside us is that taint, only darker. Angel flesh will taste like ash in your mouth and you will spit it out. Demons will give you a buzz, mostly because of their dark blood."
Isabella gestured as she spoke, trying to give him a quick run down so he would understand what he should eat and should avoid. It was a simple 'This will be poisonous to you if you eat it' speech. He had no idea and if he ate the wrong thing he would be in trouble.
"Above all else, the flesh has to be dead. It's best eaten on the third day after death, but if you wait too much longer putrifaction sets in and you'll be vying for food with maggots and other insects. The liquifacation is digusting and you really shouldn't sully your body with such poisons unless you have to. You will notice a marked drop in your power as your body tries to rid itself of the taint."
Bella gestured to the basket and leaned against the wall of the house behind her.
"Above all else, be careful. The Vuri aren't widely known in the Human World. We didn't get a chance to have much influence, and those that know us fear us. Humans are most susceptable to our powers and you can transfer the Vuri power as easily as a virus if you aren't careful. If a human consumes your blood in any way they will become infected, die, and be reborn as a Vuri. You just have to be careful when you do this, because sometimes they'll freak out and go crazy. Other times they just die, not really able to handle the process of eating dead flesh. You WILL die if you don't eat once a month and drink day old blood once a week at the least."
Isabella flexed her arms and looked at her son carefully, watching his facial expressions, feeling his thoughts and his power.
"If you consume blood that is dead, three hours after given by the host, on the Full Moon -- your power will be strengthened three fold. I found that out the hard way. So eat, make sure you fill up for your journey. You won't need to eat again for a whole month. You can eat human food too, but you won't need it to survive. It just helps with the niceties of court."