had told Armand and Daniel what he had seen. That Lestat’s latest
fledgling had gone after Louis without mercy.
expected they both wanted to see this new Vampire, and he had no
doubt, to rip him apart.
both had a long history with Louis and both of them loved him even
though he was unable to return it in the way they wished…
sometimes thought that maybe Armand had made Daniel out of spite for
Louis, after all Louis had tried to scare the child and the rest of
humanity and failed miserably. So Armand might have thought it a
great spiteful trick. That may have been the case on out set, but
there was no affection lost between them, they did love each other
if not as much as they loved Louis.
refused them to see David; on just the account that he didn’t
think Lestat would appreciate them killing him when he had made
Marius himself promise not to harm him.
had retreated to the parlour as they had left Lestat and Louis
alone. And on entering the room Armand had been the first to see the
Spirit Bored on the desk and commented on it mildly as Daniel had
gasped over the state of the window, or what was left of it.
had called someone about the window and they would be around to fix
it in the morning, people that could be relied upon to keep from
snooping and not to make a fuss about anything they saw.
wandered over to the fireplace, noting the fine powder of glass that
also lay on the thick rug, the only thing to tell him what it had
been was part of a stem of a finely crafted glass, no doubt this had
served as the pointed on the board seen as he could find nothing of
the wooden triangle that normally served as a spirit pointer.
couldn’t help but wonder what had happened when Louis had walked
in on David, or even if he had been with this new vampire when
something had gone wrong.
about to sit down in one of the chairs when Lestat walked in,
pulling a long sleeved shirt on in the fashion that some young
people took in this age, with the front open and looking scruffy.
not comment on the slight bit of blood that showed on one cuff of
the blue and black checked cotton.
Lestat said as he walked over to the board, looking down at it with
distain, “I looked in on David and he’s still staring at the
ceiling…” He turned and fixed is eyes on Marius. “What do you
suggest we do now?” he asked.
gestured to the board, there was only one thing they could do other
than call a priest for an exorcism and he didn’t think that was
practical in the circumstances.
think we should see if we can contact someone…”
stared at him for a second before looking back at the board, “you
think this thing works?”
shrugged, “I don’t know… But it’s all we have right now.”
stepped in then. “How can you be serious? This is nonsense!”
Be quiet!” Lestat snapped as he retrieved a glass from a cabinet,
where there was one already missing and placed it in the centre of
the board then sat down on one of the chairs.
an impatient bark when no one moved to join him. “Sit, I don’t
want to be here all night!”
that they sat, even Armand. They placed their little fingers of
their right hand on the rim of the glass.
believe this is the way they do it in the movies.” Lestat said
looking at Marius. “What now?”
shrugged, “ask a question?”
stared at the glass, “Who did this?” He snapped.
made David attack Louis!” He barked again.
nothing. They all sat there staring at the glass then at each other.
told you this is worthless!” Armand snarled but did not remove his
Danny spoke up with amusement in his voice. “Is there anybody
all shot a look at the young vampire in annoyance but as they did so
there hands began moving of what seemed there own accord.
all watched as it moved over the ‘yes’.
pushing it!” Armand hissed at Daniel who was pail, he shook his
is it?” Lestat said his voice slightly subdued.
could almost guess what he feared, but the class did not linger over
to C. instead it moved over to the S.
frowned but said nothing as the glass moved, hissing across the
board in the silence of the room.
the glass seemed lost for a second as it drifted around the centre
of the board until impatiently it darted over the A and then N.
Marius frowned. He looked over to the others seeing if they
recognised the name. There was no expression from Armand. Danny
looked like something was dawning on him and he wasn’t liking it.
Lestat on the other hand had a tear in his eye.
you die here Stefan?” Daniel asked in a shaky voice.
glass flu to ‘no’ stayed there for a short time then moved over
to ‘yes’ just as quick. Where it then began flitting across the
were more tears in Lestat’s eyes now.
fire took your immortal life didn’t it?” Danny again this time
his voice so shaky it hurt to hear.
glass that was half way to ‘no’ suddenly doubled back on it’s
self and settled on ‘yes’ in a most determined manner and stayed
finally saw why Lestat sat with a tear trickling down his cheek and
Danny had recognised the name.
had been the one he had threatened Claudia with and then made a
vampire after his fledglings had thought him dead. And then in
helping Lestat had died himself in this very place.
Lestat crocked. “Did you make David attack Louis?”
glass darted to ‘no’.
you want too?” Lestat’s voice had turned into a snarl.
glass began doing a figure of eight in the middle of the board then
slowly drifted over ‘no’ again almost reluctantly.
glass darted away from ‘no’ then settled back on it
was just about to say something else when the glass moved towards
A pause, Y.,O,U,L,O,V,E,H,I,M… P,R,O,T,E,C,T…
did it say?” Daniel suddenly asked as the glass rested on the
centre of the board.
all looked at him, then it dawned on Marius that who ever this
Stefan was he was replying in old French. The only thing that Daniel
could comprehend had been the name and then the yes and no.
he explained what had been said for the modern youngster.
who?” Danny asked, “Lestat or Louis?”
glass moved again even though the question had not been asked to it.
from who?” Danny asked.
Who are them?” Lestat snapped, “Only you died in this house!”
MEANYOUHARM… THEYHURT… NOTDEAD…
can they not be dead if they ARE dead?” Armand scoffed.
think he means they don’t know their dead, or they do not wish to
acknowledge the fact.” Marius mused as the glass flicked over
are they?” Marius asked.
WOMEN,MOTHER,DAUGHTER… FEARANGER… WANTTOHURT… HATE…
killed them?” Lestat was frowning now, honestly confused buy this.
Then the name came, but not in the context that Marius had feared.
realized on them all then, Louis had mentioned this in his book…
Claudia had killed two female servants and hidden their bodies in an
old bread oven. Something about her never growing up or something…
Marius wasn’t sure he had never met the girl and they did not
speak of her at all if they could help it.
they make David attack Louis?” Marius asked before the silence
they here now?” Lestat asked.
glass flew about the bored and Marius could feel a definite chill
suddenly fill the room, like a breeze from the window it raced
around them. Though the night threw the broken window was deathly
was just about to get worried at the violent movements of the glass
when suddenly it stopped dead in the centre of the board and
winced as shards of glass passed straight threw his right hand and
felt a pang of regret for his new clothes as he felt glass pierce
the cloth and then his own skin. Lestat and Armand had much the same
Daniels screams that shot threw the room and flat like a knife.
young vampire collapsed to the floor in a ball of agony, clutching
one very bloody right hand to his chest.
skin of his face also pocked by bloody hols, thought they were
healing as they watched, his hand would take a little longer and
with Armand’s help he managed to sit up.
you all right boy?” Marius asked as Lestat shook the remanding
glass on the board off the other side of the desk.
nodded giving Armand a pained grin.
sit with Louis.” Lestat said taking another glass from his
diminishing collection. “If he wakes then feed him.”
be stupid Lestat!” Armand was being protective over his fledgling
and it was cute. “He’ll be to weak now to do such a thing.”
all right.” Daniel insisted as Lestat bobbed down before him and
took his left hand in his own looking right into his eyes.
can clean yourself up in Louis bathroom, then lay with him if you
like… I don’t think he would mind.” Lestat’s voice was
almost compassionate, if not for his suppressed rage. “This could
get messy and I will not see you hurt more…” he took the
youngsters arm and pulled him to his feet ignoring Armand. “Go…
Keep him safe for me…”
looked at him wide eyed then with a faint smile he nodded and left
the room without a backwards look at his maker.
will not have him too Lestat…” Armand hissed and he was angry.
turned in time from watching Danny leave to see Lestat look
patiently at Armand.
not you… I don’t try and steal things that belong to someone
else already.” A cold smile then, “unless they want to be stolen
hissed. “At least my things don’t keep trying to kill me!”
stiffened afraid at what might happen next, who would he try and
protect? His ageless angel or the brat demon, it was not a choice he
wanted to make and not right now.
surprise Lestat smiled, “No they just leave you before they die of
groaned loudly, “Right, that’s enough… If you both insist on
carrying out this petty fight then do it later when this mess is
turned to Armand with a smile, then ruffled his hair like a child
much to Armand’s annoyance, but the animosity seemed to never have
been and they sat down with a new glass…
+ + + + + + + +
took a deep breath as he sat down by the board again. Talking to
Stefan had been hard, it hurt that yet another of his fledglings had
gone to the grave, but then three out of six wasn’t really that
good, and he was never certain about Louis and his mother was who
knew where again. And now David, unmoving and lifeless on his bed…
He just hoped to heaven that he did not have to kill one of his
children as well, but he would, he would not let anyone harm his
Louis… Who ever they were, even David…
his little finger back on the glass, blood had smeared across the
wood but he didn’t have time to clean it off in his hast to have
an answer to what happened, he would not keep his fledglings in this
building a moment longer than the dawn if things meant them harm.
are you still there?” He asked in old French, now that Daniel
wasn’t here it was easier for him.
glass instantly moved over the ‘no’. Then became restless,
smearing the rim of the glass with their immortal blood and
obscuring some of the letters.
is this?” Marius asked in his forever-calm voice.
glass pointed out and all in badly spelt French.
you the servant’s that Claudia killed.” Armand asked without any
sign of emotion in his voice.
do know that you’re dead…” Armand said off hand.
looked at him with a frown but Lestat could not stop the grin. Too
many bad ghost films.
Armand said in a soft voice. “You both died long ago… You are
spirits who can do no harm in this world so long as we know you are
here… I banish you.”
glass flue about the board, every now and again it would glide over
‘no’ but nothing-coherent came.
do now that you can enter the kingdom of heaven now that you are
dead… Do you not want to meat god?” Armand said softly.
was surprised by the compassion and softness of Armand’s voice.
glass carried on zooming around until with a sudden jerk it settled
on ‘no’ with such force that all their fingers slipped from the
was growing angry, how could you reason with ghosts, he would much
rather give this up and take Louis and David away from this place.
reached out to place his finger back on the cursed glass when they
heard the sound of wood shattering.
suddenly David was stood in the doorway. His eyes completely blank.
Marius gasped as David suddenly moved.
saw him to late as with one arm he knocked Lestat to the floor so
hard the floorboards snapped beneath the rug covering thim and about
the only thing that stopped him going all the way through the floor
to the level below.
the pain in his cheek and jaw told him that David had broken a few
he got to his feet to find Marius and Armand trying to keep the
stronger Vampire at bay.
struggled, his sightless eyes riveted on him only, as he threw
clung on as much as he could but it wasn’t long before the old
vampire met with the same bone-crushing fist that had floored him.
dived for his fledgling. He may be as strong as Lestat could have
made him, but he still was not as strong as him.
grabbed David’s arm that was heading towards his face again and
spun David onto the floor with his own momentum.
there, Lestat sat on the small of David’s back, one hand holding
both his wrists the other pushing his face into the plush rug as he
Marius was with him, The older Vampire stood with all his weight on
David’s ankles, he was rocked about but clung on to Lestat for
support when David tried to kick.
Lestat called, not really seeing what happened to him.
was a grunt of an answer. “Here.”
see if Louis is all right, and Daniel!”
I need to be told!” Armand snapped then he was gone.
Stop fighting me!” Lestat shouted. “Fight them you imbecile,
you’re the one who’s seen god!”
voice but there was something in it that was not David; He could
never pull off such an old French accent, let alone add the old
Creole that laced through the voice.
me speak to David!” Lestat twisted the arms a little more.
will not kill him! You filthy demon!” there was also a strange
double overtone in the voice, like two people talking in tandem.
will kill him and gladly with you in there if I must! And do not
think I would not! You harmed Louis with this body and I will not
let you have the chance again!”
emphasis at his seriousness he twisted just so and David’s left
arm came sickeningly out of it’s socket and then snapped at the
elbow with another vicious twist.
was a strange double scream, high-pitched and very feminine.
began pulling the other arm as something occurred to him.
stuck in there!” he breathed. “You’re little ghostly puffs of
air are stuck!”
will not kill us you cant!” the voices screamed from David’s
mouth. “We will now see you all die!”
lies.” Marius said over Lestat’s shoulder. “I believe you are
right Lestat, maybe David has a hand in trapping them.”
didn’t answer as the thing beneath him writhed and almost
succeeded in throwing the both off.
for crying out loud!” Lestat shouted angrily. “If you can do
anything do it now!”
there was no reply other than a shriek that filled the entire house.
how David’s elbow court Lestat in the face with such force he lost
his hold on the broken arm.
heard Marius hit something as David managed to buck Lestat off.
Lestat could react David was on his feet again and ready to descend
on him, but before he did something pail and livid red stepped
before his stunned vision.
He heard Marius gasp and he knew it was so.
beautiful one stood with his arms spread before a possessed David,
protecting his maker.
still ran from a wound that had not yet healed, but his back was
stiff and he showed no sign of the hurt as he stood ready to fight
for a thing that he claimed to hold most dear.
this…” Louis voice came in a gasp but it was as soft as it ever
had been. “Please, there is no need for this anymore…”
what Lestat could see of David from behind Louis trembling body the
other vampire was completely still.
are the one that made her!” David’s mixed voice accused. “You
should be dead!” It moved to lay hands on Louis, but he held up
his hand to forestall him.
he gasped and there was something wet and sickeningly wrong with his
voice now, like he strained for breath through gasps of water.
“You both served us well when you were alive…”
still live you demon!” the voice said again and again Louis held
up a now shaky hand.
we found your bones.” He said, “We took them to the cemetery and
buried you on holy ground as was fitting the services you had done
us… But I now see this is not enough…” The shaky hand sank to
his side as he bowed his head. “I had thought maybe we had all
paid for what happened but it would seem we did not… I most of all
am to blame for you’re hurt and pain… I most of all will pay the
highest price and by your hand this night…”
Lestat could not move for some reason; but he would be damned more
than he was if he would let some stupid ghosts kill his Louis.
Louis only held open his hand to him for silence and did not turn
is innocent of my sins, I beg you to take me then to take your own
eturnal rest in heaven and leave this place… You no longer belong
here any more than I do…” something in Louis body language
sagged then in defeat, as if he would seriously go through with
this. “Please, Take me and we will go together, you to the light
and me to the hell in which I belong.”
was a deathly silence in the room. Lestat could not take his eyes
off his beloved fledglings; he didn’t even know he could take a
breath to say something, anything to protest to Louis or the ghosts
that this was just foolery.
moved then, but it wasn’t with the speed he truly possessed but
with an almost gentle care, took an unresisting Louis into his arms.
we kill you demon… The way you give us pain…”
with that, once again this night, Lestat watched as David’s fangs
sank into the all too mortal flesh of Louis neck.
stiffened in the hold, but made no move to pull away or even fight
as his fingers loosened to droop slack from his hands, in turn his
arms hung from his sagging shoulders with each thirsty gulp.
felt the helpless tears trickle over his cheeks.
could he not move? Why could he not just stand up and pull his Louis
away, destroy David and the ghosts then take Louis somewhere safe
and far away. He tried to move then, but nothing happened.
already to late.
panting gasps had reaching a crescendo, getting weaker and louder,
filling the room with his fight for immortal life, as if he were
desperately trying to cling to the one thing that distinguished him
as still human.
the gasping and panting faded until they were nothing and his face
laid aganced one of David’s broad shoulders, the only thing
keeping him up right at all were strong arms about his back and
there was silence.
stirred in the room filled with nothing but conscious death. Even
the dust court in the path of light from the wall lamps seemed to
hang in there own orbits.
David let go.
limp body slid down the taller frame with boneless ease to lay at
his feet in a heap of useless flesh and cloth.
did not notice when David’s eyes rolled in his head and he began
to fall backwards to the floor.
attention on his screams as he moved to collect Louis into his arms,
he didn’t hear another’s cry of pain that could not quite match
not see Daniel, crying as he tried to hold an emotional Armand from
tearing a prone David apart.
not feel as Marius tried to take Louis from him.
could see nothing but that face that had haunted his life and his
dreams alike for almost all his life. Always filled with some
emotion whether he liked it or not. A face like the books that court
more attention from those emerald eyes than Lestat ever could, open
and easy for anyone to read if you could understand the language it
was written in.
Language only Lestat could read fluently, a skilled linguist that
could understand but never speak the tong how ever hard he tried.
Louis face was blank, his eyes looked up at the ceiling. A look he
sometimes gave when lost in thought or looking at something that
seemed to take an age to comprehend, but the slight sparkle, a
flutter of a brow or lid to give away the fact he was still there at
all was gone.
face began to fade and become tinged with red. He could not help the
shameful sobs as he held Louis to him in numb terror.
touched his cheek and he flinched away from the distraction so lost
in pain that he could not let anyone intrude.
again, fleeting and soft.
off!” he snarled to who ever deemed fit to comfort him, he did not
need it. He was beyond anyone’s pitying hand. He did not deserve
it, he had let Louis die when he had promise to never let anyone
harm him… Ever. And he had sat on the floor like some coward and
watched his beloved die.
finally see you cry…” came a croaked voice from beneath him.
“And over me… there is a God.”
did not like the undertones of amusement; it angered him. “Leave
me!” he snarled.
was a slight chuckle. “I would.” A slight gasp, something wet
slithered over Lestat’s hand that was wound tightly in silken
black hair. “But I fear more hurt if I do.”
blinked, something in his brain was trying to tell him something, it
might have been his conscience and he wasn’t ready to listen to
please…” Came the voice again only this time weaker than before.
“I need to rest.”
buried his face in soft hair; it stank of Louis blood and his own
tears. “Then rest.” He snapped at the intruder into his grief.
came Marius’s slightly annoyed voice this time. “It’s almost
the sun come!” he seethed, “I welcome it!”
don’t…” the voice from beneath him again, only this time it
seemed closer, something brushed across his ear like a breath,
though he knew non of the others stood close.
have placed David in his own coffin.” Marius said as matter of
fact from somewhere before him. “I will take the guest room and
I’m sure Louis wont mind if Armand and Daniel share his.”
away from me!” Lestat shouted at the name he didn’t think he
would ever be able to utter again, that was if he did not just take
himself to the desert again and wait this time until he was nothing
but chard cinders.
fine Marius…” the voice again, it was beginning to bug Lestat
that he could not figure out who it was. “I’ll share with
if he ever wakes up enough so we ARE able to ask you about all this
be dusk.” Marius did not sound angry, or upset. It irked Lestat
that his old mentor could not be grieving over this and sound so
was a weak chuckle then. “Thank you Marius… I’ll find my rest
with or without him.”
felt Marius drift away.
long fingers cores his face then move to his hair. “Lestat, I
really am tired, my death sleep is not far away… I would rather do
it in a coffin…”
up Louis.” Lestat groused as he clung tighter.
could he go on with out his beautiful one to look upon anymore? To
teas and talk to on those long and boring nights when the only thing
that eased him was Louis soft and calming voice. Or to argue with
about black is white and Louis would always know and argue in turn
white was black. The rest of the cover, even his own mother, were
nothing but close friends almost distant family. But they always saw
him as either a powerful brat or an interesting nuisance. Louis
didn’t treat him as some fine peace of porcelain, that either had
to be handled with care or he would brake in some fit of anger or
shatter in some mad caped scheme to kill himself, What ever the
comparison, he was best put on some shelf behind lockable glass
doors to be admired but where his sharp edges would not cut
treated him as he always had, to him he hadn’t changed, and he
loved him regardless. Louis was his constant. His family, his blood,
his brother, his conscience and most of all, his lover.
hated to admit it but HIS world revolved around this one being, as
the rest of the coven seemed to revolve around himself, non of them
truly seeing Louis beautiful soft light for Lestat constantly bigger
light eclipsing him. Only Armand and Daniel had ever known the Louis
without Lestat, and they both loved him deeply.
they all jealously guarded from the others, and now that light was
gone and Lestat was adrift without his very own guiding star.
hugged the too cold bloody body tighter, and said what he never
could to listening ears.
was silence then, only soft breathing and the hand that rested
softly in his hair.
started as he jerked his head up to look directly into sparkling
love you too.”
couldn’t help but choke. “Louis?”
full lips still stained with blood twitched up into something of a
smile. “Yes… and I would like to sleep Lestat.”
he stuttered. “Armand… Danny?”
know… Please, I don’t think I can make it to your coffin…
You’re going to have to take me.” He gave a slight cough then
that made his lips bloodier.
and without thinking Lestat stood, cradling Louis in his arms and
walked through to his own room.
thinking he kicked the lip off his coffin, locking the door with a
thought and laid Louis down into the cushioned velvet of his coffin.
smiled up at him and held out a welcoming hand.
found his own limbs moving to lay him down besides his beautiful
one, one arm pulled the lid closed as the other snaked underneath
Louis and pulled him close to his chest.
sighed and cuddled up close to him.
He found him self asking, pushing his fingers back into silken hair.
deep sigh Louis answered. “I knew what was happening when David
bit me the first time… The second was a chance but I couldn’t
let him hurt you… I felt him trying to keep them contained, but he
could not do it to any success.”
could have killed you!” Lestat felt a little hurt as grief and
anger fought for supremacy.
was a slight shrug of Louis shoulders. “It was a chance I was
willing to take… I had to make them think they were killing me…
They had their revenge… I think they are gone…”
scared me whittles!” Lestat accused with a tug at Louis hair.
yawned, “I’m sorry Lestat.” He whispered. “Thank you…”
was about to ask what for but he felt when Louis entered his death
sleep, as his body became slightly stiff and heavy againced his arm.
forgiven…” he said with a smile.
night had been enough to rival any of his own escapades, or at least
on Louis standards, at least no vampires had truly died this
night… But maybe the only thing to have died might have been some
of Louis stiff pride in accepting physical contact from Lestat…
and just maybe, maybe Lestat had realized just how much one of his
oldest and more withstanding fledgling truly meant to him…
sigh of relief Lestat followed Louis into sleep…
maybe at dusk Louis would not run away from him when he let the lid
off the coffin like he did the last time they had both slept
Next Fict (Not a sequel)
I will Always...
So I wasn’t able to finish this at work… and it’s actually a
day late, but hell I was knackered!
little rushed for my liking but I was always shit at endings
>_<… Hope you liked it and I didn’t upset to many
people… but like a fan-fict can ever really do that >_<… I
really enjoyed doing this multie-parted fict, and mostly I just have
lots of unfinished parts that will never make a whole >_<…
But one day I might finish the other 2 VC ficts I have, but I doubt
and huggis to anyone who read this ^_^
prefer writing at home *smiles* cos there is a great A4 printout of
Louis (Brad Pitt) just off to the right of my monitor on the wall, a
screen cap of where Louis is in the sewers and Lestat’s just held
his hand out asking him to come back and the camera does a close up
shot of Louis face looking all bedraggled and mournful. (grins at
picki) always sets a nice depressive mood, if I didn’t like it so
brings me to a question… In the film, Lestat just said he had
something to show him… Now Louis being Louis, reluctantly takes
his hand to go with him… What would have happened if it was just a
new clock or something? And not Claudia? I mean, Louis didn’t
exactly RUN very far did he? And he WENT back with Lestat… Would
you if someone you didn’t like was being a bastard? I’d have
liquidated EVERYTHING and buggered off on the next ship! Maybe a
speck challenge in the offing for anyone willing to take it ^_^