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Love Found In The Shadows Chapter 2
Marcus Spent all night watching Sebastian sleep. He would not need to feed again till night. Staying by the sleeping man's side was much more important. Marcus is old enough and strong enough that even the Sun no longer bothers him much. Sure direct prolonged exposure would probably kill him but indirect or brief exposure no longer hurt him. It took a thousand years for Marcus to see the rising Sun again. In another thousand years, the Sun won't effect him at all.
Sebastian begins to move, he stretches and looks over at Marcus perched on the foot of his bed. "Good morning Sebastian." Marcus says in a tone that is both comforting and betrays the fact he is of noble birth and not from this time. "Did you sleep well?" Sebastian gets down and makes his way to the bedside sitting next to Marcus.
"I thought it might have been a dream but here you are." Sebastian says with a look of wonder on his face as he gazes upon Marcus. "Shouldn't you be in a coffin or something?" He asks getting slightly confused as he looks out the window to see that it is daylight.
"I have not needed to sleep in a coffin in over 12 hundred years, so no, no coffins." Marcus seems amused by the question and smiles. "I am strong enough to be able to handle the effects of the Sun for short periods of time. Seeing as I am not directly exposed here I have nothing to worry about." Furrowing his brow he adds, "Now I do believe you have work." He says as he stands up holding out his hand.
Seeming downcast Sebastian takes the hand offered and stands. "Yea I do I wish I could stay here with you though. There is so much to talk about." He grabs a towel and makes his way to the bathroom. He turns and looks at Marcus as he stands in the door way. "Care to sit in here while I take a shower so we can talk more?" He blushes immediately realizing how his invitation could be taken. "I mean you sitting in the room while I take a shower not you in the shower with me." He stammers nervously.
Figuring out why Sebastian got embarrassed he chuckles. "I would be honored to sit by you while you shower so as our conversation may continue." He gets up and joins Sebastian in the bathroom. "So what would like to know."
"When were you born?"
"January 18, 194 AD" Marcus says casually. Sebastian's mouth drops open but Marcus can't see that from the other side of curtain.
"Are the stories about V--- Vampires true. You know like the cross and holy water and stake to the heart." He stutters over the word vampire this causes Marcus to laugh softly to himself.
"Some legends are true, most are not. The sun has less effect on us as we get older; it also depends on your generation. Stakes don't hurt us not much can. Holy objects have no effect on us either. We don't need permission to enter residences. Only the young and weak need a coffin. Silver has no effect either. We do not age, but we can change our looks if we want; our hair does grow. Some of us are able to shapeshift and there are some other skills that a few have." He sounds very business like.
"What was that you did last night when you took me to class and then back here?"
"Its called Shadow Walking. You can think of it like teleportation . I go between the worlds and use it to cover space without movement."
Sebastian seems to grow quite. Marcus can hear his heart rate climb. "Why did you leave me alive?"
"I was wondering when you would ask that question. I usually do not kill my donors. If I was weaker I would be able to live off animals but I am far to strong to do that. I was going to feed more from you but something stopped me. What I am not sure."
"Do you need to.... feed every night?" he sounds worried.
"No, not normally but I will tonight I did not feed much last night. I ended up with you instead." The water turns off and Sebastian opens the curtain exposing himself to Marcus. Sebastian blushes and Marcus drops his fangs unintentionally. It is something that embarrasses Marcus greatly. Having his fangs unwilling descend is like an oral erection, it means he is highly aroused his eyes also turn slightly gold adding to the look of arousal. Marcus quickly stands and makes his way out of the room. Berating himself for allowing himself to lose control so easily.
Sebastian comes out with a towel wrapped around his waist, his chest still has drops of water on it. "Sorry if I embarrassed you, or made you hungry."
"The term is thirsty. And know you did not make me thirsty at least not for blood." If a vampire could still blush he would have.
"Hello Cynthia." A woman steps out of the shadows. She looks about 20 average height, auburn hair, and brown eyes. "You know I don't like it when I am followed; I told you to wait for me."
"I got worried when you did not come back." She looks at Sebastian with a curious look like someone would have if they stumbled across a puppy. "Still playing with you food Marcus. I admit he is cute but we must go." She goes over to Sebastian and starts tracing her fingers along his chest. "If you don't want him I'm sure I can have some fun with him, even if he is human."
"Forgive me, this is Cynthia. She is what you would call a slut. Cynthia this is Sebastian." He's says, then as his gaze takes in the physical contact between Sebastian and Cynthia his mood darkens. "He is not food, and I would like it if you would take your hands off him." He says in a rough growl as he shifts into a crouch ready to attack. His fangs drop again to around 4 inches as his jaw unhinges and his face begins to distort ,his eyes turn blood red and begin to glow. The room becomes darker and what can only be described as shadow like clouds and fingers begin to move and tumble around the room. Every one in the room can feel the power rolling off Marcus as he gathers the shadows around him then he begins to float just a few inches off the ground.
"I was just having some fun calm down." she backs off and takes a few steps back stumbling slightly she looks shaken and nervous. She takes a deep breath , collects herself and offers her hand to Sebastian. Hello Sebastian I am Cynthia." stunned by what just took place and the fact that he has yet another vampire in his room makes him just stare. "Marcus, I think he's broke." Marcus begins to calm down as his powers come back under control. His features return to normal and the power dissipates.
"Uhhhh. Sorry this is all so new to me. It's nice to meet you, too. Umm your not going to try to eat me are you?"
"No not like you are thinking. Someone like you has much better uses. But Marcus has told me not to so I wont." Surprising both vampires, Sebastian goes to stand next to Marcus and moves close to his side. Marcus once again loses control of his fangs his eyes flicker gold and his fangs drop an inch. It is not lost on Cynthia or Sebastian who now knows what the gold eyes mean.
"Well, it looks like Lord Marcus has finally found someone that attracts him. Have fun boys," with that she vanishes.
"Sorry about that. That was Cynthia. I made the mistake of turning her several hundred years ago, now she torments me. But she is one of my closest friends. So we have nothing to worry about from her." His voice drops on the last part. He knows Sebastian will be in danger. Romances between mortals and vampires while not unheard of are not looked upon with favor.
"What did she mean finally found someone that attracts him?" Sebastian asks.
"Vampires are usually very sexual beings. I have never taken a mate since I was turned that is what she meant. And because of my inability to control my body it is painfully clear I am attracted to you," he says in an extremely formal way stiffening his stance. Sebastian's mouth drops open in shock.
"I thought that's what you meant earlier but I wasn't sure. I really did not expect you to admit to it though. Ummm I have to get work can we talk about this more later. I work at Great Lakes Mall. If you want you can stop by and see me." He heads out the door leaving Marcus standing in his room.
..............................Notes from the author: I would like to thank everyone who wrote to me on the last chapter. Anyone who would like to can reach me at ThomasNealy@gmail.com please includes the story name. Feel free to visit my web site http://www.thomasnealy.bravehost.com/ Chapters are posted and updated on my site first.