In The Darkness

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In The Darkness

Status: Finished

In The Darkness

Book by: Siaftza

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Genre: Fantasy

Summary

This novel features horror and sexual scenes.
The human world knows of vampires, but not the war. A war Rayna finds herself in the middle of one night. In order to preserve her life she must do everything The Master asks, including giving up her humanity, but then a discovery is made, and it is clear that she is the key to victory for him.

Summary

This novel features horror and sexual scenes.
The human world knows of vampires, but not the war. A war Rayna finds herself in the middle of one night. In order to preserve her life she must do everything The Master asks, including giving up her humanity, but then a discovery is made, and it is clear that she is the key to victory for him.

Chapter1 (v.1) - In The Darkness

Author Chapter Note

This novel features horror and sexual scenes.
The human world knows of vampires, but not the war. A war Rayna finds herself in the middle of one night. In order to preserve her life she must do everything The Master asks, including giving up her humanity, but then a discovery is made, and it is clear that she is the key to victory for him.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: January 12, 2015

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: January 12, 2015

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My friend Alice was a strange girl; I always thought she was into drugs or really ill, but the truth turned out to be much worse.

She had called me to some depraved house in the middle of the night, needing someone to pick her up. I drove up to the industrial estate, seeing exactly what I expected. Everything about the place was lesser; the outside was decrepit and decaying, a mere shack. I breathed deeply then got out of my car, and approached the door. I could hear murmuring, some music in the background. Nothing I didn’t expect. I knocked on the door.

“Who’re you here for?” The girl who answered the door looked barely legal, black eyeliner was smeared across most of her eyelids and a deep red lipstick only made her look paler. Her tiny black skirt and deep purple corset outlined how skinny she was.

“Alice,” I said. She turned around, then sighed and ushered me in.

The inside looked just as bad as the outside; a couple of cheap couches, all scratched up and stained. I didn’t want to know what it was. A group of people slouched on the floor, against the walls, on the couches. All of them passed out. Needles, beer cans, white powder and the unbearable stench of bad decisions filled the room. I followed the girl through to a room which I assumed was the kitchen, but in actuality had only a refrigerator inside.

Alice was slouched, unconscious like the rest of them, on the cool tiles.

I bent down, and put my hand on her shoulder, gently trying to wake her up.

“Alice,” I said, quietly. No response. “Alice,” I said, louder.

There was some commotion from outside, and I heard the girl talking at my shoulder to someone on a mobile.

“You need to send someone now, I think they’re coming inside,” She sounded panicked.

Fuck. I thought. What the hell had Alice gotten into.

“What?! But Lucius-“ I turned around slowly, and saw the girl’s face. She looked at me.

“I understand,” She said, and hung up.

“Get out of here, take your friend with you, now,” Then she left, in a blink. Bewildered, I looked around me, then I heard crashing. Next thing you know, I felt something hit my head and I was out cold.

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I woke up with a horrible pain in my head, feeling disorientated. I opened my eyes, groggily. The level of light was extremely low. I tried to put my hands up to my head, but my limbs were weak.

“I couldn’t just leave her,” That girl’s voice whispered, pleadingly, to someone I could neither see nor hear.

That person seemed to respond in some way as the girl then said “yes, master,” with the same defeat in her voice I had heard before.

Then I slipped into unconsciousness again.

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“Good morning,” A high-pitched voice sounded in my ear.

“OW” I said, a pulsing pain in my head. I opened my eyes slowly, half covering with them with my hand, which still felt weak.

The girl before me looked like a Victorian. Black, straight hair, pale face, red lips, a black flaring skirt which went down to her calves, black tights, black shoes, and a shirt. Only her neck and face were visible.

“Sorry, was I too loud?” She asked, seeming apologetic.

I felt sheets under me. Comfortable sheets. I nodded, wanting to go back to sleep.

“Sorry, Rayna, I can’t let you go back to sleep,” She said, again with the apology in her voice.

“Why not?” I whined.

“You have a concussion, you need to drink something,” She said. I groaned and closed my eyes again. She silently passed me a plastic beaker, with the lid cover.

“This will make you feel better,” She said. I opened my eyes again. She smiled earnestly. “Trust me,”

I sighed, anything to shut her up, and sipped the drink.

At first I felt a horrible sickness in my stomach, but after a second or two, my head stopped throbbing, and my fatigue seemed to disappear. I opened my eyes again, astonished. And saw that hers were red. She was a vampire. Vampires had come out to humanity before I was born. They weren’t exactly accepted by society though. The rich, powerful ones had a direct line to the government. Most of the time, vampires still hid their nature, just like they had before.

“What the hell is in this?” I asked. She looked down at her feet.

“If you really want to know, you have to talk to the Master,” I raised my eyebrows.

“The Master? What exactly is this?” I asked, trying to sit up.

“That beaker is filled with blood,” She said. My eyes widened.

“It’s vampire blood,” She said, taking my hand. “Don’t worry, you need a lot more than that to turn. Please just talk to the Master,”

I stared at her for a few seconds.

“Alright,” I tried to keep the rising panic I felt out of my voice. “Take me to him, then,” She nodded enthusiastically, then picked me up and carried me through a complex of darkly lit, deeply macabre rooms, until we came before a deep red door with a large skeleton knocker on it. She didn’t knock, she just went through.

This room was slightly better light than the ones before, but I could still not see much. There was a deep mahogany desk in the centre, with bookshelves from ceiling to floor entirely encompassing the room. A small chair was in front of the desk, and behind it, the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. I gasped slightly when I saw him. His eyes darted from the desk, to mine, and I melted under a dark red gaze. He flashed a smile full of sharp, completely white teeth. He looked almost elvish.

“Our guest seems better already, I’m guessing you came by to tell me you were taking her home?” He said to my escort. She looked from me to him, to me to him, then zoomed to his side and whispered something in his ear. His eyes stuck to mine, the grin remained exactly in place.

“I see, why don’t you take a seat?” He pointed to the seat in front of him, talking to me now. The girl disappeared without a trace.

I walked slowly, but felt a surge of energy in my muscles. Pure, raw, seductive, addictive power. I sat down, trying, and failing, to remove my eyes from his. He chuckled.

“You seem to be taking to vampiric blood rather well, I must say,” The grin had dropped, instead a smirk took its place.

I didn’t say anything.

“You see, humans aren’t usually very good at reacting to it. It’ll heal physical wounds but not without churning your system inside out,” He said, watching me. I stayed quiet.

“Are you a mute?”

I shook my head. He cocked an eyebrow. He was so goddamn beautiful. Dark hair, perfectly symmetrical, contoured face, long black eyelashes. And those gorgeous, cruel eyes. He looked away from me for a minute.

“My name is Lucius Dante, this is my home. Last night you got caught in the middle of an attack by a rival coven,” He said. “Your friend isn’t a vampire, she’s a blood doll, but I am, and so is Ahnna.” I was terrified to my core.

“And the blood I just drank?” I asked, voice trembling slightly.

“Mine,” He said, baring his teeth slightly. “Which is why your reaction,” He was speaking in an almost-purr, slowly, “is so…unique.” I looked in his eyes again. The nice guy act had dropped. Now he looked at me with the eyes of a predator.

“You should have uncontrollable vomiting, you understand. You should feel weak, confused, disorientated.” He got up slowly. He was tall, and well dressed. Still wearing all black. He perched on his desk, too close to me for me to take comfort. At least he wasn’t looking at me.

“But you’re definitely not a vampire. I can smell your blood. It’s different, but still within the human spectrum.” I gulped. I could barely make out what he was saying; my heart was working overtime, I felt sweaty, endorphins were crashing through my system. He glanced down at me again.

“See, that’s a more typical reaction, but that’s not to my blood, it’s just to me,”

“Eh?” I managed to grunt.

“You’re attracted to me. Extremely so, being this close to me is unbearable to you,” He chuckled to himself. “Strange as I’m technically inside you now,” I blushed, and couldn’t help but think about what it would be like to be with him…

His chuckling brought me out of my thoughts. I just blushed deeper.

“Don’t worry, it’s normal,” He got up and resumed his seat. I gulped again.

“I’m interested in you,” He said. I felt like my heart stopped. It was like my first crush had told me he loved me. “I should be more precise; I’m interested in your blood,” He said. And soul-crushing rejection.

“Was that really necessary?” I said, lowly. The fear had been taken over by anger in an irrational move on my body. It was stupid to defy these creatures, but for some reason I still did.

“Hmm?” I knew he had heard me. I rose my eyes to meet his.

“Was. That. Really. Necessary?” I said, loudly.

“No, I’m just having fun,” He laughed. “Human women are wonderful. Seriously, though, I want to run some...well, tests on your blood,”

“No,” I said, looking down again. He didn’t respond.

“I have no desire to be a part of this; any of it. My life was perfectly fine 24 hours ago and that’s what I want to go back to.”

He sighed, dramatically, and I looked up again. He had put his elbows on the table and now rested his head on his hands.

“I’m afraid, I can’t let you do that,” He said. Now, I felt fear again. “The existence of our kind may be public knowledge but the things you’ve seen aren’t. You’ve seen things, you know things. You would be able to identify important personnel, and Alice would be a constant reminder of that,” He said.

“So, what?” I said. “I just live here as a slave, because, obviously, you can’t trust me,” He leaned back again.

“Well, I wasn’t going to use those words,”

“Is there any other option?” I asked.

“No fun ones,” He said. “Well, not for me,” My ears perked up.

He chuckled. “So predictable,” I ignored that comment.

“So what is the option?” I asked.

“I wipe your memory of the last 24 hours, simple,” He said. “I mean, it’s kind of dangerous-“

“Do it,” I said. He cocked an eyebrow again.

“Doesn’t this make you kind of curious?” He was doing that purring thing again, staring into my eyes again. “Isn’t it kind of…exciting? I mean, you will never meet another guy like me, ever. Again.” I responded with my own question.

“You don’t seem to care much for consent so why don’t you just take what you need?”

“I swore to Alice that if you ever got caught up in anything while you were doing your duty as her friend, I would help you and treat you as a guest,” He said. “Shouldn’t have, really, but one of my captains wanted her and I never go back on my word.”

“Wanted her?...”

“As a blood doll,”

“Which entails?”

“She hangs around, he gets to bite her, and do other things to her I’m sure, whenever he feels a bit peckish,” I sighed.

“You never go back on your word?” I sought confirmation. He shook his head, once.

“You’re obviously not going to let me leave until I give up. Take what blood you need to run some tests, then wipe my memory and never let me see you or hear of you again.” I said. “And I don’t care if those tests don’t help you; that’s it,” I held out my hand for him to shake.

“That’s the deal I’m offering, you won’t get any better than that,” I said, matter-of-factly, after he just kind of looked at my hand, with a slight expression of disgust, for a few seconds.

“Fine,” And he got up. “Ahnna,” He said. In a second, she was by his side, then I was in her arms.

“What the-“

“We’re going to your home,” He said.

“WHY?!” I exclaimed. He smirked at me.

“Explanations weren’t part of the deal,” I scowled at him.

“You’ll want to close your eyes,” Ahnna said. I did. I felt a huge gush, then a blast of warmth and then I felt my bed. I opened my eyes.

Lucius was next to me, perched on my bed, and holding a needle. Ahnna was next to him, holding several vials.

“That needle better be clean,” I said. He glanced at me.

“Relax, my blood will kill anything,” He said. I stared at him. “They’re clean.” Then he raised his hand to touch my face.

“Wait, what are you doing?” I flinched away. He rolled his eyes.

“Sending you to sleep,” He said. “You’ll wake up in a few hours thinking you’ve been in bed sick,”

I begrudgingly settled down again, and matched his eyes as he put his hand on my face. The desire I felt for him was too much to bare. His hand drifted over my eyes and I felt them close against my will, his eyes scorched into my mind.

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I watched Lucius put the needle in her arm and passed him one of the vials.

“Fascinating, don’t you think,” He murmured, “the arrogance of humans. I give her an opportunity to learn about us, a secret side of the universe humans are now aware of but have no real knowledge of, and she rejects it. Where is the famous curiosity humans are so proud of?” I smiled.

“It’s not a world most humans would want to be in,” I said, lowly. He looked at me.

“Do you regret it?” He asked. I hesitated. He chuckled.

“Don’t lie, Ahnna, you know I can see through everything you say,”

“You saved me from death,” I said. “But I sometimes wish I was human again,” He looked back to Rayna’s arm, watching the vial fill. I watched his eyes. He was transfixed.

“What?” I asked.

“I want her blood,” He said, matter-of-factly.

“Is that why you gave her a choice?”

“No,” He replaced the vial, I corked the full one.

I waited.

“I saw fire in her eyes,” He said. “I’ve never seen a woman do that to me before,” I nodded.

“So you want her blood but you don’t want her around,” He nodded. We waited in silence as he filled the rest of them. He finished, but didn’t move. I watched him, closely. He was just staring at her. Then he cupped her face with one of his hands, and turned it to face him.

“Strangely fair, isn’t she,” He seemed to say to himself.

“She’s rather beautiful, by human standards,” I said.

Then he kissed her. It was a long kiss. I had never seen him kiss anyone like that before, at least not unless he was trying to get them to do something. And Rayna was asleep, so that was obviously not the goal here. I almost thought I heard him whisper something to her when he stopped the kiss, then his lips trailed to her neck.

“Lucius-“

“I want to taste her,” He said. I watched his fangs penetrate the skin of her neck, then I watched him remove them and use his lips to drink from her. He withdrew himself and growled. The wound of her neck healed quickly. His blood was still in her veins. He licked his lips and chuckled.

“Like the highest grade of vampiric heroin,” He said. He got up, wrenching his eyes from her only when necessary. Then we left, and we left Rayna to her normal, human life.


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