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Vampire King 2 Chapter 29Chapter Twenty-Nine
There were two things that Adrian was sure about now; one, Abby was still the same Abby only older and two, she was trying to kill him. Though both could be considered the same thing. She must have felt their connection because she wasn't even trying to be subtle about it. He thought he would have to ease her into understanding it and perhaps even convince her it was true but she seemed rather...easy going about all of it. He was flabbergasted. When she had asked him to lay down with her, he was shocked. Grateful, yes, but still shocked.
He had thought letting her believe they were only close friends would make her feel less 'pushed' into a specific scenario but instead she seemed disappointed. Then again, it was Abby. She had wanted him from the moment they first met, though back then he had assumed it was raging teenage hormones. Perhaps she still suffered from them... perhaps he was suffering from them too. Some born in sense of decency was keeping them both from
Vampire King 2 Chapter 28 Part 2She had expected something a little lighter when he had said they were friends. Not this. "Don't worry, I didn't bargain it to the wrong people, Abby. I don't regret what I did. Seeing you again, it has been worth the ordeal." He said and smiled. How could that possibly be true? She had been a complete asshat to him. Of course, she didn't know what this 'ordeal' was and so perhaps it wasn't so bad. Still, he must have waited a long time for this and she was ruining it. Big surprise.
"I... I feel like a complete ass. I, I can't even imagine..." She stuttered. "Well, that's not exactly true. I understand a little... I used to do crazy stuff because I felt like I was missing something. I know what that feeling is like. I know what it's like to do anything to fill a void. I guess, it might be why I can take all of this so well. When I saw you, for a very brief moment, that feeling was gone." Abby admitted, averting her eyes from his. "There is no need to be shy about it, Abby. We had a ver
Vampire King 2 Chapter 28 part 1Chapter Twenty-Eight
Abby considered the idea that she was completely insane and possible stupid for coming home with this guy. But then, she liked him. She wasn't sure why but she just didn't get the creeps from him even though she probably should have. The private lift they took was posh, to say the least. The walls were glass and metal in a diamond pattern. Some poor guy had to come in and Windex it daily, no doubt, Abby thought as they rode up in a comfortable silence. He seemed very relaxed, his hands were in his pockets and his posture was lax.
God he was tall and built. She tried to think about the situation at hand but his body was a hard thing to overlook when you were in a small and confined place like an elevator or lift. Also, she noticed his hair was silver again, it had been since she saw him in the alley. The ride seemed to take forever and she realized the reason for that was he had selected the top most floor. Better to fly off the roof, she assumed. "So, you can fly?"
Vampire King 2 Chapter 27Chapter twenty-seven
Adrian's eyes widened at this revelation. "Ulveress is giving them sanctuary in the Sylain...?" He guessed. Paris nodded gently. "It was the final straw, you might say. I cannot turn my back on her atrocities anymore. She has gone too far." Paris said, lowering his eyes. Volven eyes normally didn't disturb him, being used to Haedren, but Paris' were a silvery gray color and they glowed eerily in the darkness. "How long has she been harboring them?" Adrian asked, trying to keep the note of panic from his voice.
"Around a year or so. They are devising a plan to sneak into this realm unnoticed by the Step." Paris said. "And how are they planning to do that?" Adrian asked, his jaw clenching suddenly when he caught the scent of a very familiar body. He had known she was following him but he had thought he lost her at the apartment. Paris knew she was there too, his nostril flaring just slightly in recognition. "Perhaps we should continue this another time." He said low,
Vampire King 2 Chapter 26Chapter Twenty-Six
It was about a full thirty seconds before Abby perceived that he was leaving after what he said. "I missed you." It wasn't really what he said, it was how he said it. Even after the vampires, monsters, previous life nonsense, that's what she was mind blown by? Abby realized she had a really bad idea of priorities. She followed him out because it felt like something important was walking away from her and she desperately wanted to make sure it couldn't. She felt like a complete fool trying to stall hm.
In the end her efforts were for naught and he vanished down the hallway. Abby slipped back inside her apartment, feeling somewhat lost. Here was an entire weekend to loaf and relax but relax was the last thing she wanted to do right now. Instead, she decided to see if this business card was legitimate and how long this guy had been in business. Obviously he appeared in her room and obviously he had caught a bullet but that didn't mean she trusted what he said. Yes, and
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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