And Teddy manages to survive being stabbed in the chest yet again.
Drake being a mess after a fight is sadly nothing new for Drake. Archie has gotten used to patching him up.
If you're wondering why super-healing vampires carry around a traditional first aid kit (in addition to blood to help them patch themselves up), its because they also have humans living on their lands that they protect. More on that relationship later.
While Archie is nice and friendly with Drake, he is the commander of the vampires' military units/enforcers (referred to as Reapers). He's not a sadist by any means, but he can be ruthless when it is needed, and ruthlessness is often needed when he has to keep both his troops (who tend to be the more unstable and violently inclined vampires) and the Order in line. He's highly competent and does his job well, but has no qualms about spilling blood in the process. Drake has no issues with this attitude, in fact since he was around when Archie was making the adjustment from human to vampire he probably had some impact on Archie's attitudes.
re man in black: thanks ^_^
re AJL9324: thanks ^_^ Archie appreciates the compliments.
re Arrikanez: Aylis, remember that vampires are allergic to your magical unicorn purity powers. Please be careful not to injure him. Joan is tired and more than a little nervous about all the vampires. She's just gotten used to Teddy, but these are a lot more intimidating.
re doom Bubbles:Archie is speaking, not planning out the speech bubbles ahead of time backfired a bit.
re avian-reader: and now Archie is sending in the cleanup crew. poor humans indeed.
re Kadtie: In many ways Archie and the rest of the unit became surrogate siblings for Drake.
re Mina_Lunga: After one or two experiences with Drake's "leadership skills" the whole group worked hard to keep Drake from even having an illusion of power.