Vampires Night Out (Aftermath)
sidestepped a can that lay forgotten on the pavement as he walked
back to the flat.
had left to go to England to sort out something there, she had told
David what she was doing and had
been gone before he had awoken; still having his old habit of waking
a worried frown on his brow, He was sure Lestat and David were
planning something, and that something, he was positive, was going
to have something to do with him.
quietened down after the whole affair with his attempted suicide,
Lestat had actually questioned him about why he had made Merric, and
he had not quit until he had had the truth from Louis.
had made her for David, Yes He had thought he loved her and in a way
that was not a lie. But His love for Lestat had been greater, and at
the time he could no longer go on with his maker as lifeless as a
corps on the chapel floor, it had finally been to painful to watch
him night after night, And with the things that spiteful ghost of
Claudia had said and done to him he saw no point in going on.
had seen everything in that night when he was resurrected anew, from
the former ashes of himself. He had also seen everything in Lestat
as they had once again exchanged blood. It was better than what he
had remembered from so long ago, when he was half dead from fever
alone and Lestat had been frighten and angry.
had also changed between Himself and Lestat; there was an
understanding there now as there never was before. Not only because
he was now stronger than David, having had more years for his body
to easily accepted and use the stronger blood, but not as strong as
had been some closure to their long lives, as if there slates had
been almost wiped clean and they could both go on anew into this new
tripped over a crack and couldn’t help but smile to himself, Even
though he was stronger than most of the old ones, through some
rezone no one could explain but that Lestat took most delight in, He
still held most of his mortal qualities, granted his eye’s were a
little to inhuman now and he had to go as Lestat did into the world.
But he couldn’t fly and still shied away from anything to
he was standing out side the flat. He could see all the lights were
still on, but that meant nothing, Lestat still left all the lights
on if he could help it.
up the steps and opened the door and stepped inside. David was stood
down the hallway and smiled at him. Louis returned the gesture as he
moved a little forwards taking off his coat, the cold also still
affected him some.
suddenly strong arms encircled him from behind, effectively trapping
his arms to his sides. He tried to struggle as David came towards
him chuckling to himself.
Louis looked over his shoulder to see Lestat grinning at him.
is the meaning of this!” He said trying to keep his voice even.
“Unhand me Lestat.”
reply Lestat sneezed, and then addressed David, “See David!” he
said, “I buy him a new wardrobe and he still wears his rags!”
brushed Louis shoulder as if removing something, a small cloud of
dust floated up. “For once Lestat I must agree, He is as dusty as
tried to wriggle free but it was hopeless, then he heard the sound
of water running in the bathroom.
go get him something new to wear David, Something expensive, in dark
green if you can manage it, Navy blue if you cant.”
is the meaning of this!?” Louis said as Lestat effectively picked
him up and began dragging him towards the bathroom. “I don’t
need new clothes, you bought me some only last month!”
then there old and you need something nice for tonight!” Lestat
said and there was a chuckle in his voice.
you can’t tell me you agree with this madness?!” Louis tried in
vain. But David just waved him farewell and left.
was laughing loudly now as he kicked the door to the bathroom open
and manhandled Louis into it.
huge white marble bath was almost over flowing with steaming clear
water. Louis had to admit he did love a hot bath; he had enjoyed it
when he used to visit Lestat in his rooftop apartment.
not need a bath Lestat. If that is what you are thinking!” he
protested as his maker finally let go of him, closing the door
firmly behind him.
not thinking it Louis… It is going to happen.” Lestat had that
gleam in his eyes that always managed to disturb him.
I can take a bath by myself thank you very much.” He said turning
his back on his maker. But he could still see him over his shoulder
in the bathroom mirror; and Lestat was coming up behind him with a
know you can.” Lestat said as arms came around his waist. “But
David will be back soon and I know how long you can take in the bath
and we are in a bit of a hurry…”
razed one brow, “And just where are we in a hurry too?” he asked
as he felt Lestat’s hand’s already tugging his old black jersey
from his faded black jeans.
was a breath by his ear as Lestat rested his chin on his shoulder,
“It’s a surprise.”
could not help but blush and lifted his arms as he was helped out of
his top. Then Lestat was turning him around, Fingers already undoing
Lestat, There is no need for this.” He tried to nock his maker’s
hands aside, but to no avail as Lestat grabbed his wrists and pushed
him back againced the sink.
there is a need…” Lestat purred as he pressed up to him, “I
need to do this, My beautiful one.” Then he brushed his lips
across Louis’, His blue eyes burned into green, and Louis was lost
as he let Lestat finish undressing him.
his maker took a step back and with wandering eyes looked over him
with a smile on his face.
fought the urge to fold his arms around himself, He could not
understand what Lestat saw in him, always thinking himself to skinny
and long limbed to be anything but gangly. Unlike Lestat or even
David in his new body, all tall and well proportioned. But Lestat
obviously found something pleasing in his appearance, it had always
been well documented in his books.
looked away blushing; Lestat swiftly picked him up in his arms and
then carefully placed him into the hot water, before he had time to
water felt good againced his skin and he couldn’t help but sigh as
it warmed him and relaxed him despite Lestat’s company.
endured the enforced bathing, it had been a long time since he once
had slaves to do what Lestat was taking such pleasure in now; and he
had to admit, at least to himself, that he really rather liked it.
lifted his arm and ran the sea sponge lathered with rose scented
soap across the inside of his arm then down his right flank.
could do nothing but squirm away from the intended ticklish touch.
“Don’t do that, you monster!” he cried as Lestat just grinned
at him then plunged his arms into the water and pulled Louis up
agenssed the side of the bath.
love me really…” He purred into Louis damp hair. “Tell me you
shivered and not through revulsion as he might have done. “I love
you Lestat as well you know.” He whispered in kind, “But it dose
not stop you being a little monster!” and with that he pulled away
and splashed Lestat in the face with suddy water.
could do nothing but laugh as Lestat spluttered and horridly tried
to wipe the bubbles from his eyes. Then blue/grey eyes looked at him
through his maker’s fingers and Louis could see the smile that
already played on his lips; but before he could do or say anything,
Lestat grabbed him and pushed him under the water and held him
felt a moment of mortal panic before soft lips descended on his own
and a tong demanding entrance. He gave in willingly as Lestat kissed
kiss deepened Louis found him self void of any thought other than
Lestat, as his makers hands lightly squeezed his flesh, not yet used
to his harder skin of which he now possessed.
reached up and let his arms encircle around Lestat’s back as he
tried to pull him closer, But Lestat was resisting and then managed
to pull away, Laughing as he did so.
gasped as he sat up wiping water from his eyes; His maker was doing
the same, his hair now damp sticking in blond ringlets to his face.
“Why Louis!” He grinned as he kissed a drop of water from Louis
nose; his blue eye’s sparkling. “I thought I was meant to be
bathing you, not the other way around..” His grin widened,
“Maybe I should just get in with you right now.”
wiped his damp hair from his eyes and sniffed, “I think not, I
don’t want to share my bath water with a demon.”
you injure me!” He stuck out his bottom lip and pouted, clutching
his hands to where his heart should be.
sighed as he smiled a little, Lestat could be so endearingly silly
just about to say that he might be clean now when there was a polite
knock at the door and David stuck his head into the steam-hazed
not finished yet!” He said as Lestat managed to stick his hands in
the hot water again, encircling Louis and hugging him.
Louis will be so fussy in the bath!” Lestat chortled as Louis
rolled his eyes as he came fully into the bathroom, “Well at least
I managed to get what you asked for. A nice deep green out fit with
Lestat exclaimed, “Come on Louis, it’s time for me to be your
man servant!” He said as he pulled Louis out of the bath easily.
shook his head and left the room, of which Louis was grateful. David
still held some of his English modestly. ”I’m going to get
changed! You two hurry up!”
snatched a large blue towel from the shelf and began to rub Louis
down, somehow managing to do it with their bodies pressed close
grin and beard it, he could push his maker away if he so wished, but
he knew it would only send Lestat into a mood he had no wish to
witness or deal with right now.
Lestat decided he was dry enough and with another deep and lingering
kiss he pulled Louis into his room, where David had neatly laid out
what he had brought on Louis bed.
made a delighted sound as he ran his fingers over the deepest
emerald green trousers cut in a pleasing modern style, next to that
sat a large white shirt with baggy sleeves with long tight cuffs,
then finally a tight waist coat, with the same emerald green and
black brocade and last were a pair of black polished ankle riding
boot’s that sat on the floor.
had to admit David had a taste for good clothes, almost as good as
Lestat embraced him, “As much as I like seeing you naked…” He
whispered into his ear. “I love seeing you all dressed up… But
even more than that…” Louis felt himself flinch as Lestat pulled
the towel away. “I love to dress you!”
forced a hard-done-to sigh as he stood naked in the centre of the
room, “What’s new in that then?” He asked with a razed
eyebrow, making the brat prince laugh as he picked up the shirt.
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fumbled with the gold chain of the pocket watch that David had also
kindly provided, then with one last tug on the hem of the waistcoat
he stood back to admire his handy work.
stood straight but relaxed, his long fine boned hands hanging at his
sides, his long silky hair, now dry, brushed his shoulders with soft
ringlets. Lestat loved the way His fledgling’s hair would gain an
extra wave when freshly washed.
had managed to get the size just right. The clothes hung of Louis
tall slim form with elegance. The colour only managed to enhance
found he was mesmerised by them as they looked back at him
passively. He thought them beautiful when Louis was still mortal,
then more so when they had vampire blood flowing threw them. But now
that he was stronger than David but not so as him self, they gleamed
with an inner light, now they truly were laser beams. The only thing
that could look into his very soul; grip his very heart as nothing
almost lost those eyes, how could he go on with an unending
immortality if he could no longer stair into those eyes, if those
eyes could no longer stair at him in return. Life didn’t seem
worth living if those green orbs were not somewhere on this earth.
chest he felt a tang of pain. Those beautiful eyes creased with
something akin to worry, then widened suddenly.
found him self stood directly in front of Louis. One hand razed as
he ran his fingers over closed lids, first one, then the other.
He heard his name as if from afar, then again as he felt something
touching him in return.
fingers ran over his check. “Lestat?.. What’s wrong?”
didn’t understand until he felt something trickle down his cheek,
he took hold of Louis hand and looked at his fingers, they were
tinged with bloody tears.
I can not be that stunning that you are reduced to weeping.” Louis
smiled gently, giving no mockery.
could not keep his emotions at bay as he embraced his fledgling, He
buried his face in silky hair, he wanted to say so much but nothing
creped into his own hair as Louis held him back; his face againced
tightened his hold, as he never could have in the past, the love he
suddenly felt was exquisite in its pain.
you hold him any tighter, Lestat, you are going to crumple him.”
couldn’t help but grin as he purposefully wrinkled the back of
Louis new waistcoat, making Louis pull away suddenly, tugging the
back of the abused garment.
Louis it’s just a wrinkle, your rags are normally full of them.”
Lestat chortled. As Louis pulled the back of the waistcoat down with
one final tug.
if you will go about dressing me like some doll, creases just
wouldn’t be fitting.” He said as he turned to David. “Thank
you David, you have better taste then Lestat ever had.”
noted David shine under Louis praise of him; After all they had been
alone together for some time. And Lestat knew all to well the effect
Louis could have on a person when they spend anytime with him. And
that was usually to fall head over heals in love with his almost
resent that remark!” he said as he wandered in between them. “I
always dressed you in the highest of fashion!… It’s not my fault
sometimes it was a bit OTT.” He muttered with a wave of his hand.
sighed deeply, “So where are we going that I needed such attention
from both of you?” He asked his hands delicately folded in front
of himself. It was the pose of the everlasting gentleman that would
never place his hands in his pockets for it was unseemly. Besides,
Lestat thought, why should such artistic hands be hidden from view?
Is could almost be considered a sin on Louis behalf.
grinned he had almost forgotten about it all in his playing with
Louis. “Yes! Come on David, Lets go!”
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felt wonderfully content as he walked arm in arm with Lestat, his
maker was being his normal enigmatic self but what was rare was the
fact that he was honestly happy.
were a few times when they had both been together with Claudia that
Lestat had been like this and it was about the few time that he
who walked on his other side now chatted happily with Lestat.
could have envied David, his easy manner with their maker was
something he thought he could never excel at, hence Lestat being
peeved with him more times than not. Mostly because their emotions
were too strong for either of them to say what they truly wished.
smiling to himself when Lestat tugged on the arm he was in charge
the blind fold on him David!”
But before he could protest further his blood sibling had wrapped
something thick about his eyes and Lestat already had him in the
now he was strong enough to brake free, but he had not mastered the
feet of flight yet and did not fancy plunging to hard ground that
would not kill him but he did not want to know if the impact could
still hurt him.
it seemed apparent that nether Lestat or David were going to answer
his questioned pleas, nor was the flight set to be a short one. He
buried his face in Lestat’s shoulder, as he could not look up into
the heavens, and breathed in his makers sent, now so much more than
it once had been before his rebirth but some how still strikingly
could feel himself drifting off as the air suddenly took on a new
direction and this stomach told him they were heading down.
landed he could hear and feel a lot of mortals near by, and the
heavy hum of a huge city around him that almost drove him to
distraction, so much so that both Lestat and David held him once his
maker had placed him back on his feet.
are we?” He could not help but ask.
heard Lestat chuckle close to his ear, “We are in LA.”
that was all the answer he got, not much information considering how
big that one city was, before he was pulled along.
figured they had landed in a dark ally as through the blindfold he
could see it was suddenly much lighter and there seemed to be a lot
of people about them, and not all of them specking or thinking in
English. Somewhere that was obviously used to night traffic and
stumbled on uneven ground and was steadied by David. Lestat had
disappeared somewhere and he could feel mortal eyes on him, some
even laughed at him.
could sense some of their thoughts and blushed. The sight of a
blindfolded man in the company of two more hansom men wearing
sunglasses must be something of a sigh, some of the mortals were
even wondering who they were and trying to figure out it they were
could not figure out why they were having such thoughts when Lestat
was with them again.
your eye’s Louis!” Lestat demanded, amusement in his voice.
so as David removed the blindfold and Lestat placed his own
sunglasses on him so the gathered mortals would not see the pallor
of his eyes, He did not think it to necessary for he had surmised
that any mortals who did see their eyes would think them some new
kind of contact lenses. But he did not argue this point right now.
Lestat said, “Open your eyes!”
did so and instantly he was glad of the dark lenses that covered his
eyes as a hundred lights lit up the night filled with red and gold
painted dragons and pillars.
looked down to see slabs of concrete under his feet with hand and
foot imprints and names of actors and actresses inscribed in them,
obviously the reason for his uneven footing and earlier stumble.
Chins Theatre?” He surmised as he looked up at his makers smiling
I take you anywhere else to see a film?” He laughed. “Come, I
booked a theatre all to our selves!”
was also laughing as Lestat dragged them into one of the large
escorted them to the middle row and sat them down in the very middle
best place to sit.” Lestat informed him as he turned and waved to
the man in the both with the projectors.
screen in front of them flickered with light as the film began to
are we watching?” Louis just had to ask as the name had not come
up yet. But a familiar bridge came up on screen.
with the Vampire!” Lestat chortled, “I thought it might be fun,
It’s a good film from your little book, even if it has been hacked
to peaces by Hollywood.”
just stared at his maker for a moment, wondering if this was some
new cruelty on his part.
have seen this film before Lestat.” He could not keep the coldness
from his voice, and did not try.
frowned then his grin became wider and David was also trying to
smother some laughter of his own. “Ow dear me!” He said, putting
a dramatic hand to his mouth, “then I guess we will just have to
watch something else.”
razed his hand and suddenly the image of the young Brad Pitt and
Christian Slater disappeared and were replaced by something else.
gasped, “Hamlet?” He had been meaning to see this new film but
had never seemed to get round to it.
smiled as he hugged his arm to him. “I’m sorry Louis.” He
apologised with a hint of a smile. “I could not resist seeing the
anger in your eyes!”
told him not to do it Louis.” David defended himself, “but he
promised we could watch Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton after this.”
squeezed David’s arm to let his brother know there were no hard
feelings then settled back to watch the Shakespeare film with Mel
Gipson, Who surprisingly enough made a good Hamlet.
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