The Fragile Things (Chapter One)
Ebony didn't know how long she'd been here for, lying across the floorboards in the dark, like a corpse displayed upon a mortician's table. Her eyes took in nothing—not the fungus spores creeping across the ceiling or the blistered wallpaper. The atmosphere was heavy and foreboding, as if death had seeped into the very bricks and plasterboard, the flesh and bones of the building.
In a way, she supposed it had.
There was a knot of Serpents in Ebony's belly. She could feel them squirming and twisting around her innards. Her fingertips trailed across her ribcage, resting upon her stomach like a mother-to-be.
Well, not exactly.
Ebony's stomach couldn't be described as anything close to swollen. Her entire body was wasting away, shrivelling up like a discarded strip of orange peel. Because that's all I am, she thought. A skin. But theirs was a conflicted relationship; as much as the Serpents pained her, Ebony welcomed them. Wished they would devour h
Vampire Kisses - Chapter 7Vampire Kisses
Chapter 7: An Awe-inspiring Evening
Before I could do anything, Wind reached out and wrapped his fingers through my nicely straightened hair. He kept on playing with it. Then, I did what I knew I had to do. I turned over as soon as he moved his hand out of my hair.
Hi, I said. He didnt seem surprised at all.
Youre a bad faker. He was smiling. I opened my mouth.
How could you tell?
You were awake when you heard the window open. Then you saw me and didnt move.
OK. You caught me. So why are you here? In my bed?
I missed you today. I waited at your house after school, and you never showed up.
I got...a little surprise. Thats all. Now he seemed surprised.
Really? What happened? I could see worry in his eyes this time. A worry for me, and my well being.
Well, do you remember that girl I saw you with in your class today? He nodded slightly, just en
Rhapsody of the Darkness: Chapter XIV
Yuki and Teru exchanged glances then nodded to Jasmine. Though they were reluctant to deal with such dark arts they would both do anything to help Masashi, even if his presence unsettled them a little they still had many a good laugh together.
"What will we be doing?" Teru asked, stepping forward and gently taking Jasmine's free hand into his own.
Jasmine smiled upon him, not failing to notice his tired eyes and the chilliness of his hands. He needed rest, but Jasmine knew well that the White Rose wouldn't dare sleep while his family was in danger of falling apart, therefore he wouldn't ask such from him.
"We are simply going to gather up a bunch of items necessary for the completion of this ritual or spell. Kamijo shall preform it, so there is no need to worry about that." He led Teru out of Kamijo's room, making sure Yuki followed them out. "It will take the rest of the day to gather up all of the herbs, because they need to be fresh cut. Meaning I have to go out into the
Echoes in My Mind Ch. 9Echoes in My Mind
Chapter 9: The Ball
As I paused for a moment at the top of the stairway, I took a deep breath to try to steady my nerves. The ball had just begun, and I was seconds away from being introduced as Ratigan's future queen. I could hear his voice as he made a small speech, but I didn't focus on the words as the gravity of the situation weighed heavily on my shoulders. This was supposed to be a fun night, but instead of excitement, all I could feel was dread. I had long since abandoned any hope of escape; I had considered trying to slip away during the ball, but it would be a difficult task with so many people around, most of which were vampires. It would be impossible to sneak past just one vampire, let alone a big room full of them.
As to Basil coming to my rescue; I sincerely doubted that that would be possible either. Even if he could have found his way to the castle, how would he infiltrate a vampire ball and get us both out safely? I knew he would stop at nothi
Nocte Rapit Die: Chapter II
"Enid, why the hell did you bring him here?!" The angry voice of a young woman echoed down the hallway where Enid had been trying to discretely carry the unconscious Geraint down to the dungeon.
Enid had froze when he heard this voice, cursing under his breath before he turned to face his wife. She too had had a good relationship with Geraint, and she had wept her share of tears when he'd been kidnapped, but all relationships turn hostile when one becomes a member of the undead.
He stiffened when his beloved treaded down the hall toward them, her steps swift but quiet. She too had been a vampire hunter, a very good one. But she set down her blade when their child was born. It wouldn't do to have two parents risking their lives in their daily work, and it'd be better to have one's mother around all the time. Despite her happiness with her decision she still yearned for the thrill of the hunt on occasion, are all hunters are ought to do.
"Maria " Enid began, his tone pleading, but s