It's overcast, which means James doesn't have to be all "careful" while walking around outside, so he can in fact just walk around outside! It's nice to do that every now and then. And then there are a couple of packages he's expecting so he might enjoy this lovely unsunny day to visit the Post Office, why not.
This rain doesn't help. He'll... take his chances and go north. Vampires are more likely to prefer the north for weather reasons.
North is the Netherlands!
There are no obvious traces of a coven of three nomad vampires, here. There's a vampire that keeps a territory around here that he could perhaps ask, but he wouldn't have been involved in any of this and might not even have been aware that there were nomads to the south of him, eating or turning brothers of pretty girls.
And missing persons over the past three months still stable, probably. Come on, where would they have taken a newborn, surely they'd have had to kidnap some humans?
...that's promising, though. Germany is where Blair was planning to go next and... whatever... social collapse going on here... is probably actually pretty great for a newborn vampire?
(Pretty great for an older vampire, as well, he hasn't eaten in a while, he'll go find some human to nom. Nommmmmm.)
Vampires! Here batty batty here, here batty batty!
"I'm not looking to stay, I'm just trying to track some friends that might have passed by here. A couple and a newborn, about three months ago?"
"Oh, that's grand! Do you happen to know whereabouts in Italy?"
"They didn't mention anything while you could hear? I promise I'll get out of your hair as soon as I can, I just want to not run around in circles." More circles, rather.
"It is, yeah, thank you, and sorry to bother."
Italy is still better than nothing. To Italy, seeing if he can find any more informative vampires on the way.
Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.
There aren't many places they could've reasonably entered Italy from. He's hoping against hope that one of those entry points will have vampires that might have sighted the trio. Please? Or at least some small villages with mysterious disappearances a while back?
Oh, yeah! Now that he mentions it, these people did go missing a while back!
This is notable not on account of the numbers, but on account of the aim and the fact that they all disappeared in the same timeframe. All of them were really terrible people, apparently, and no one misses them. One of them was apparently a child molester!
...why should he care?
Whatever, it's a pattern. Does it continue in any direction?
...interesting. So he'll watch, and follow, stopping for snacks every now and then because wow he really didn't think he'd have spent the next few weeks of his life touring around Europe when he went to grab that one package that day huh well anyway onwards he's surely moving faster than the trio.
And what are the odds Blair is gonna run into a random American vampire?
Actually pretty damn high, what with this random American vampire knowing his scent - or parts of it, enough to recognize it. So, where's Blair?
Hunting, apparently. He has a bound and gagged man casually tossed over one shoulder, then stops to look at James curiously.
"... I'm sorry, is this yours? I didn't think this was anyone's territory." He looks very controlled for a newborn. No hiss, no posturing. Just calmly looking at him with his bright red newborn eyes.