Chapter 2: Exploration
3rd June 2004.
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As I walked inside I took the time to admire my surroundings, something I had not done earlier when I was leaving at top speed. The whole house just screamed out elegance, everything seemed to be where it was supposed to be and the floors were spotless, not one blemish. Of course I being the poor street kid felt extremely out of place as I looked around, it felt like I was the only thing that was wrong with this room. I looked over at John and caught him looking at me, he giggled as our eyes met.
"What?" I asked as I smiled at his cute giggle.
"Your face," he answered, "You look so intimidated."
"Yeah well excuse me if living on the street for the past year has made me feel out of place in a house like this," I answered.
"Awww...," he said with a pouty look on his face that made my heart flutter. Suddenly he was behind me and wrapped his hands around my waist. Damn! I am going to have to learn how to move that fast, I didn't even see him.
"Soon you will have no problems calling this place home Tom," he whispered in my ear and I found myself getting an uncontrollable erection as he began to lick my neck and whimper lovingly in my ear...
I jumped, immediately broken out my trance and blushed when I remembered that Sergereo was in the room with us however the smile in his face told me that he wasn't repulsed or angered by our show of affection.
"You will have plenty of time to `get to know each other' later John. Right now I think it would be a good idea if you showed Tom here around the premises and introduce him to the rest of the hunting team," he said as he observed us with his sparkling green eyes that seemed like they could see through anything.
"Okay Sergereo," John replied as he took my hand in his and led me out of the room through a large doorway to the right.
"So where are we going?" I asked him as we walked through hallway after hallway, room after room. Every so often we would pass a person sitting at a desk or walking the other way, this place was like a maze!
"To the living quarters," he replied.
"Who are all these people?" I asked as we started to climb down a few flights of stairs.
"They work here and before you ask, they're not vampires. Just very tired humans," he answered.
"Ah, here we are," he said as he opened a large steel door that led to what looked like a massive common room. It was filled with seats and tables and had a massive TV that was blaring in the corner. The whole place was heated and had a very comfy feeling about it. I noticed that there were people in this room, around six or seven that looked around at us as we entered. As we walked into the centre of the room the TV was suddenly turned off and every eye in the room was focused on us,
"Everybody this is Tom," John said a little nervously as every body looked at us, "He's one of the team now so lets show him a good time, okay?"
After he said that everybody went back to what they were doing and we walked over to a group of kids who looked around my age, three boys and one girl who were sitting in a group talking. We both pulled up a chair and sat with them, I was as nervous as hell.
"Hi Tom," the girl of the group said as she extended her hand and I shook it, "I'm Stacey, this is my boyfriend Christian," she said pointing to the guy sitting next to her. He had brown hair and purple contacts covering his eyes, there were tattoos all over him and he wore a leather jacket over a black shirt and jeans with black boots. He grinned and shook my hand,
"Pleased to meet you," I said as I admired his tattoos. "Did you get those done before you crossed over?" I asked.
"Yep," he replied, "My old man used to own a tattoo parlor, until he went broke."
"And this is Matthew and Joel," John said as he pointed to a small dark kid who had black hair and brown eyes who looked like a twig could break him in two and a large kid with black hair with blond streaks through it and sparkling blue eyes.
"Hi," Joel said as he grinned, "So there's another kid joining the group huh? Welcome, Matthew here is a mute so don't expect him to say hello. He will shake your hand if you offer it to him though."
I offered my hand to the smaller boy and he shook it with a cute little smile. After the introductions were done they went back to their conversation that they were having before they came, something about silver vs. garlic but I wasn't interested, I was too busy watching the group on the other side of the room watching TV. They all looked to be around twenty and were laughing at the program that they were watching.
"Let's go and meet the rest of the group," John said as he got up.
"Nice to meet you everyone," I said to Stacey, Christian, Matthew and Joel I got up and walked over the other side of the room but they were locked in what had now turned into a heated debate. Stacy and Joel were arguing while Christian grinned and Matthew just sat there with no expression at all on his face.
As we approached the older group John seemed to become a little edgy, I wasn't sure what was bothering but realized what it was a few seconds later.
"Well, looks like another fudge packer has joined us," said one of them as he looked around at us as we approached him. He was sitting on a sofa watching the TV with a girl lying on his lap. He had fiery red hair and blue eyes and the girl on his lap just giggled at his comment, she had long black hair and hazel eyes. The guy was wearing a long pair of cargo pants and a long sleeved shirt, I also noticed that he had a tongue pierce when he turned around and talked to us.
"Uh... Peter, this is Tom," John said nervously.
"Who the fuck cares?" Peter replied, "Just make sure you don't do any of that faggy stuff in front of me."
"Uh... her name is Shana," John continued, ignoring Peter's last comment and pointing to the girl on Peters lap. She was wearing all leather, boots, jacket everything was leather and had large earrings that were in the shape of skulls. "And that's Luke," John continued, pointing to a guy that was sitting on a chair watching the TV. He looked to be quite solid; at least a hundred kilos and had short brown hair and blue eyes that were bloodshot to the extreme. I guessed he was on drugs from the way he was acting, he was wearing a jacket with a hood that covered his head and I noticed a small kitten sleeping on his shoulder.
"Pleased to meet you all," I said, deciding to be polite.
Luke just grunted and Peter and Shana didn't react at all so we just turned around and walked back towards the other group.
"Sorry," John whispered, "Peters a real dick sometimes but he is reliable when you're out on a mission with him."
"Mission?" I asked in confusion.
"Sergereo will explain everything to you later," he said as we waved goodbye to the group of kids who were still arguing and exited through a door on the corner.
"What about that Luke dude?" I asked, "It seemed like he was on something harsh."
John just smiled as we walked down a hallway with many doors on each side, "Yeah he smokes a lot of pot, Sergereo used to frown on it and actually stopped him at one stage but then noticed that his abilities decreased and he wasn't as efficient when he was forced to go cold turkey. So he stopped protesting about it. The kitten on his shoulder is called, `Stopwatch', don't ask me why it's called that, I don't think even Luke knows."
"Weird," I said to myself as we passed a room that smelt like hemp which I immediately guessed was Luke's.
"This is the actual living quarters," John said as we walked. "Everybody has their own room but I requested that you live in with me, is that alright?" he asked timidly.
I stopped him and kissed him on the lips, "Of course it is John my love, I'd be complaining if I wasn't living with you," I said as I kissed him again.
"Mmmm... Okay, let's see our room first," he said as he broke the kiss. He led me to a door on the right at the end of the hallway and pulled out a set of keys and opened the door. "You'll get your own set of keys soon Tom; you'll get keys that acess not only this room but rooms around the whole house."
"Cool," I replied as he opened the door and we stepped into our room. It contained a large cupboard, a queen sized bed with a small bedside table and a door that looked like it led to a bathroom. Some of John's clothes and belongings were strewn across the room and gave the room a very `lived in' look.
"This is great!" I exclaimed as I took in my surroundings.
"Better than sleeping in the park?" he asked with a grin.
"You bet," I replied and I sat down on our bed. Wow! OUR bed, that sounded so cool.
I was feeling a little tired so I decided to lie down as John started saying something about Sergereo getting me a heap of new clothes.
"New clothes, where?" I asked. He opened the cupboard and the inside was divided into two sides, the door on his side had a calendar and a photo pinned to it which I couldn't see from where I was. I hopped up, curious to see what it was when something on the calendar caught my eye; the days that had passed had been crossed out.
"Whoa, it's the sixteenth?" I asked as I studied it more carefully, making sure that it wasn't a mistake.
"Yep," he replied as he sat down on the bed.
"Last I remember it was the tenth," I said in confusion.
"That's because you slept for six days, a transformation doesn't happen overnight you know," he said with a giggle.
"Wow, I slept for six days, no wonder I'm not tired," I said as I sat down on the bed next to him.
John leaned forward and planted a kiss on my lips, "You'll sleep when the dawn comes, trust me."
We started kissing each other in earnest and our passion increased as we both lay down and started to roll around on the bed. Who'd have thought that a guy who was an insignificant street rat a week ago would now be rolling around on a queen sized bed with the cutest boy in the world? I was still thanking my lucky stars that I found John, well, technically he found me...
John got on top of me and started to grind himself into me as we kissed passionately,
"I love you Tom," he whispered in my ear, "I'm so glad I found you."
"Me too" I replied as I let my tongue explore his mouth timidly. He moaned and hopped up off the bed,
"What's wrong?" I asked, suddenly fearing that he didn't want to do this for some reason.
His answer came when he started to unzip his pants and slid them down his legs to reveal his five and a half inch cock which was pulsing with his every heartbeat. His two testicles had the slightest trace of hair on them and there was a small tuft of pubic hair just above his shaft. I quickly followed his lead, I undid my pants and kicked them off and he groaned again when he saw my genitals.
"I think we're around the same size," he said in a sensual whisper.
"Yeah," I replied and he lay down on the bed and got on top of me again. His messy blond hair was hanging down over his face and his blue eyes were almost glowing. And then we started to grind into each other,
"Uhhhh...," I moaned as our two cocks rubbed together, John whimpered and I nearly lost it right there, I think it was the sexiest sound I'd ever heard. Suddenly he spun himself around and swallowed my cock in one gulp,
"Ohhh Jesussss!" I exclaimed as I felt the new feelings of pleasure that were coursing through my body. His cock was dangling above my face and I took it into my mouth, making sure that it didn't touch my teeth. As I started to suck on his manhood with vigor I felt my orgasm rush up from deep within me, the feeling of love between us was enough to bring to a climax by itself.
"John, I-I'm close," I managed to moan with his penis still in my mouth but he only sucked me harder and that was all I could take, "I looooooooove you!" I blurted out as I unloaded my seed into his mouth, I whimpered as spurt after spurt shot out of the end of my penis and John swallowed it all. After I came down from cloud nine I continued to suck Johns cock as he let my deflating member slide out of his mouth. After thirty seconds of me teasing him with my tongue I felt his cock expand in my mouth and he whimpered as he started to shoot his load right down my throat. I swallowed hungrily until he had no more left to give and I nursed at his penis with my tongue briefly before I let it slide out of my mouth.
John spun himself back around and we both got underneath the covers and stared into each others eyes,
"You're so amazing," I said in pure wonderment of his beauty.
He kissed me on the lips, "So are you," he replied.
We kissed for a few minutes and then I glanced over at the bedside clock and noticed that it was 5am which meant that dawn was nearly here. I felt my body start to shut down and found it hard to keep my eyes open,
"Love you," John whispered as he closed his eyes.
"Love you too," I replied as I closed my own eyes and let sleep take me to the dreamscape.
I was flying, flying through nothingness. All the colors of the rainbow swirled around me as I kept flying towards a never ending horizon. I flew around for what seemed like hours and then I looked to my left to see John smiling at me, I flew over to him and he planted an angel's kiss on my lips. He reached down and started to masturbate me slowly as he kissed me; I shivered with excitement at his silky touch. As we kissed I felt myself getting closer and closer...
I awoke suddenly and moaned as the feelings of pleasure wracked my body, I heard a slurping sound and lifted up the blanket to find John sucking me off. I sighed to myself and he giggled. After I had shot my load down his throat he crawled back up next to me and we kissed underneath the blankets.
"You're up early," I said between kisses.
"I wasn't going to let you sleep in," he replied with a twinkle in his eye, "We have a lot of important stuff to do tonight."
"Sounds good," I said as I kissed him again, "But lets have some time to ourselves first,"
"Agreed," he replied.
Ten minutes later we were both up and decided to take a shower,
"You know I haven't had a shower for nearly a year," I said matter-of-factly.
He turned around and looked at me with a smile on his face, "That's gross dude," he said with a giggle.
"I did bathe though," I added quickly as I blushed.
"I know, I saw you," he replied.
I was shocked, when did he see me? He saw my expression and giggled even harder as he stood in the shower facing me.
"When I was ummm... following you after I first noticed you a few months ago I decided to follow you to one of your park spots and I got a free show when you took a bath in the stream."
"You pervert!" I exclaimed as I slapped his bare butt.
"Sorry if I thought you were the cutest thing ever," he replied with a cute little pout.
"How long did you follow me for," I asked.
"As I said, for a few months, I just couldn't get enough of you," he said as he turned the shower on and we started to wash each other.
I kissed him under the running water, "Why didn't you ever talk to me?" I asked.
"Because I didn't want you to be exposed to our kind, you were too pure for that but since it happened anyway I guess it was a waste of time and energy avoiding you after all."
Suddenly a question popped into my head,
"John, how old are you?" I asked nervously.
He looked at me with a serious expression, "I'm sixteen, I was turned three years ago by a group of vampires that attacked me as I was walking home late one night after soccer practice. Joel and Matthew intervened but were too late, I'd already been bitten. Does my age bother you?" he asked.
I kissed him on the lips, "Of course not, I just wanted to know for some reason."
We finished in the shower and made our way back up to the ground floor of the house and were told by a lady at a desk that Sergereo would talk to us soon and to wait in the drawing room. I followed John and we entered a room that was just as high-class looking as the rest. I whistled as I looked at all of the expensive-looking art lining the walls and then a thought occurred to me,
"Where does Sergereo get all of his money from?" I asked John as we sat in comfy armchairs surrounding a large coffee table.
"Well he gets most of it from the government," John replied.
"The government? They know about vampires?"
"Yep," he replied, "Have known about them ever since this country was created. Vampires have been around for as long as humans have been around. The general population used to know about us but stopped believing that we were real around when they started to use science to explain everything."
"What about all of the killings?" I asked.
"The government cleans most of that up; our job is to keep a tab on vampires and those who they kill so our kind is never revealed to the general population. Our other job is to hunt and kill them."
"Wow, so the government knows about this organization but it still doesn't care?"
"It's your organization now Tom," a voice behind me replied. I turned around to see Sergereo behind me with a grin on his face. He was wearing that weird red suit with the black and red tie again. "You're both late, I take it that you had some trouble `waking up'," he said with a knowing smile.
"Uhhh... yeah," we both replied awkwardly.
"Anyway down to business," he said as he sat down in a seat opposite us. I looked over at John who took my hand and squeezed it. "Tom you are now part of an organization called `The Hunters', we deal with vampires, mainly covering up their existence and killing them," Sergereo said quickly.
I nodded to show I was listening, hoping that I would finally find out more about what I had become.
"It may seem ironic that we are vampires killing vampires but our productivity is much better than those hunting organizations that use humans. There are no historical records that tell us how or why vampires came into being but we suspect that it may be the result of some sort of virus transmitted through the saliva on the fangs of the vampire. Because of the competition for food that may occur if there are too many vampires, most vampires finish off their victims rather than leave them alive so that there aren't too many vampires in their area. `The dark gift' as some like to call it allows a person to push themselves beyond human limits and also allows the chance to learn certain techniques,"
"Techniques?" I said, confused.
"Yes, there are hundreds out there and there are new ones being found every day. Ones such as the ability to read the human mind and others that are more offensive like this one,"
He pointed his index finger at a fireplace at the other side of the room and I was shocked when a large flame shot out of the end of his finger and into the fireplace, setting it alight.
"Wow," was the only thing I could think to say.
"Normally a vampire only has one or two techniques at his/her disposal as it takes decades to learn and fully master a technique," he said as he placed his hand back to his lap. "Now to kill a vampire you must disregard some of the legends, a cross does nothing. The three most effective ways of killing a vampire is by sunlight, garlic or silver. Here at `The Hunters' we prefer to use silver bullets or steaks but there are some on the team that rather normal bullets coated with garlic."
"So I have to learn to shoot?" I asked. I was nervous; I'd never even shot a gun before.
"Yes, if you want to become an active member of this organization you will have to learn how to fight, both hand to hand combat and with weaponry. Does that bother you?" he asked as he observed me.
"A little," I replied honestly, "But I'll learn."
"Good," he replied with a smile. I looked across at John who was smiling at me.
"Any questions?" he asked.
"I do have one but I'm not sure if you'll answer it," I said nervously.
"Well you'll never know unless you ask," he said.
"How old are you and why do you head this organization that hunts vampires while you are one yourself?"
He sighed, "That's actually two questions but I'll answer them both. I'll be sixty three in December, I was turned by a vampire who slaughtered my family in front of my eyes and then bit me but failed to kill me. So now I take those who were turned against their will and teach them that vampires and humans can co-exist."
Suddenly another question popped into my head, "W-will I have to kill so I can survive?"
He grinned, "No, you're lucky. If you were turned fifty years ago then the answer would be yes but I can buy preserved blood from the hospitals and it's so pure that you'll only have to drink half a liter of the stuff once a month to survive."
"Thanks" I said as I took in all of the information. I was very relieved to find out that there was an alternative to killing, it had been something that had been poking at me from the back of my mind but I didn't have the courage to ask anyone.
Sergereo got up and took an envelope out of his coat and handed it to me,
"Here, it's your first weekly allowance. You two can go out and have fun tonight but tomorrow Tom will go with the group that's been assigned the mission to take out the group of vampires living in that abandoned warehouse on Bullwinkle Street."
I looked over at John, who nodded at Sergereo; obviously he was a part of that mission and already knew all about the warehouse. Sergereo walked out of the room and I opened the envelope,
"This is a weekly allowance!" I exclaimed as I pulled the large amount of bills out and stared at them in amazement,
"Yep, good huh?" John said as he got up. "I wont lie to you Tom this job is really hard but we get paid well and never have to feed on any innocent humans."
"So where are we going?" I asked him as I got up and followed him as he walked towards the door.
"Wherever we want to go," he replied.
I laughed as my fighter was knocking the hell out of John's fighter. We decided to hit the arcade first and I challenged John to a few bouts of Street Fighter vs. X-Men and I laughed as he scowled after I took his fighter down in thirty seconds. After a few more bouts I decided to leave before John threw a fit at loosing for the tenth time in a row. We walked down the street and passed a pizza place, someone opened the door and walked inside just as we passed it and the pleasant aroma of freshly cooked pizza flooded out onto the street.
"Can we eat normal food?" I asked John who was also sniffing with a dreamy expression on his face.
"No," he replied with a hint of sadness, "Well you can actually but if you do then you'll be having stomach aches for a week."
I sighed, "That bites, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons in the long run."
"Do they?" he asked as we turned into a small street mall.
"Yep, I get to spend all eternity with you and that's better than any pizza," I said happily.
For a moment I thought he was going to kiss me right in the middle of that crowded street but he managed to control himself. There was no need to attract any unneeded attention.
For the next four hours all we did was walk around and look at the shops and talk to each other about previous events in our lives before we met. John already knew most of my life from reading my mind when I was still human but he was still interested to hear it from my own mouth for some reason. As soon as it turned four we decided to head back to the house, we were a few streets away when we bumped into Stacey and Christian who were sitting on a park bench making out.
"Hey love birds," Stacey said in greeting as we approached her.
"You two are lucky," said John with a sigh, "At least people don't stare when you guys make out in public."
"Cheer up Johnny boy," said Matt as he grinned at us, "I'm sure one day the world will stop basing their opinions on sexuality by using a religion that's going to die out anyway."
"I hope so," John said with a sigh.
"It will happen," Christian insisted, "Seriously, the day that the Christian religion dies out I'm gonna make my way to the Vatican somehow and piss all over their church, I'm going to piss fucking everywhere, and so is Stace, isn't that right babe?"
We all giggled, "That's funny coming from someone whose first name is Christian," John said with a smile.
"Yeah well you can blame my extremely religious mother for that fact," he said as he kissed Stacy on the cheek.
"Oh by the way you two had better be careful, we bumped into Roger and all of his cronies today," Stacey said with a serious expression on his face.
"What were they doing in this area?" asked John with an equally serious look on his face.
"I dunno," she replied, "They took off as soon as they saw us and we couldn't be bothered chasing after them."
"Have you told Sergereo?" asked John.
"We'll tell him when we go back, as a matter of fact we were going back now, care to join us?" she asked with a sweet smile.
"Sure," we both said as we all got up and walked back to the house. Stacey and Christian walked ahead while John and I walked a few meters behind them.
"Who's Roger?" I asked him as we walked.
"A guy who's around 35 years old. He and his buddies are part of another hunting organization that hates vampires, including us. Sergereo and the leader of his organization managed to come to a truce but there have been some... discrepancies over the years."
"Discrepancies?" I said.
"They tried to kill us a few times," he replied with a look of anger on his face.
"Oh," I said.
"Yeah, just don't go out by yourself and you should be safe. They're bad news, all of them," he said as we reached the house.
"I won't," I answered as we walked though the gate.
Thirty minutes later we were both curled around each other and were necking underneath the blankets.
"Mmmm... That's another good thing about being a vampire," he said as we kissed.
"What?" I asked.
"You can give me all the hickies you want but they'll always heal in a matter of seconds," he said with a cute giggle.
"Hey I can always try to leave a permanent mark," I replied as I started to suck his neck again.
We made out for what seemed like an eternity, after we had both explored each other fully we both found that we were both trying hard to stay awake,
"Do you think I'll be alright on the mission tomorrow?" I mumbled.
"You'll be fine," John answered in a tired voice. "I'll never let anything happen to you, ever."
"I love you John," I said, I heard him mumble a reply but I was already fast asleep before he even finished talking.
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