|Disclaimer & Waffle:
was written BEFORE Merrick, may I just add!
Also this is kind of a second part to “A Night of Bloody Tears” or it was meant to be because I was writing them at the same time… But no worries it can also be read as a stand-alone fict!
a the 2nd part of ‘A Night of Bloody Tears’)
walked besides his Maker, down some dark LA street.
had been staying with him for a few months now, He had said he
needed a change of scenery, and he saw no reason not to stay with
his youngest and powerful fledgling.
thought you would be going back to New Orleans by now?" David
suddenly said braking the silence as he kicked a bit of rubbish out
of his path.
giggled, "Fed up of my company already David?"
not it" David said in an almost peeved tone. "I just
thought you and Louis were a thing now or something, you haven’t
been out of each others company since we got him back".
just shrugged in his usual manner, "You really can’t find
Louis if he doesn’t want to be found..." he mused. "He
wanted some time to himself, so he went off for a bit." he
explained with a look at his nails.
frowned, "He left without telling you then?"
grinned "He told me he was leaving, just not where or when he
walked around another dark corner.
you tried to find him?" David asked, he watcher Lestat closely.
He was still not certain on the two older vampires relationship.
cast him a withering look. "Like I said, No one can find Louis
if he does not want to be found."
had to laugh, "You mean even you with all your vast powers can
not find one of the weakest one's amongst us? Even if he is your
heard Lestat growl deeply. "Weak he may be, but despite all
Louis little human foibles he has one thing I have not found in any
stopped in his tracks as he frowned at his maker. "And what
would that be?" he had to ask. He noted Lestat was not looking
impressed with something.
tort you how to find anyone through the eye's of other's,
nodded, "Yes you did... and?"
waved his hand at the busy street ahead. "I know for a fact he
will be in this city tonight and more than likely out on the
prowl... See if you can find him through mortals eye's."
couldn’t help but smile, "I could just seek out his
gave him a half smile. "Try and find him whatever way you like,
I trust you it will make no difference." he shrugged.
gave his maker one last quizzical look as he closed his eye's to
concentrate. He had never needed to seek Louis out before. Either he
had always been there or he was out of mind, or out of reach like
the time he had been kidnapped. As Lestat had said he immediately
began to seek out Louis mind.
he could feel the others, one or two answer with a slight query but
cant sense him" he said softly, "Are you sure he is
most defiantly." Lestat confirmed.
then tried to sense Louis in the minds of mortals. It would not be
hard, Louis was no way near being unattractive, and no doubt with
his vampirick added beauty he would catch almost every eye as he
passed, and no doubt leave a lingering memory he could pick up on.
he was met with silence. He combed the entire city, then just to
make sure he checked suburbia. Still not even a lingering trace.
now and again there was a flash of green eyes, the impression of a
slim male figure, silky long black hair that shined. He even
searched for memories of a soft French accent. But on inspection
none of them had been Louis.
opened his eye's in anger, Lestat was obviously playing with him, if
he could not find Louis then surely Lestat could have no idea where
his most loved fledgling could be.
Lestat stood with his face deadly calm as his grey eye's stared at
you sure he is in LA?" he had to ask.
nodded, "If he is not, then I will burn all his book's and he
knows it." he grinned finally.
shook his head, "I can not even find a trace of him, he is not
maker began walking again his hand's in his pockets as he chuckled
to himself. "Have you ever wondered why in all the book's we
have written he is hardly mentioned in any of them but the one's I
write? And even then I say very little." he asked as David
hurried to keep up.
not the most interesting character." He said sincerely,
"And we all know how he gets all disapproving if we write to
much about him. Though even then I think he is hardly mentioned...
what is your point?"
point." He said with a sigh. "Is that Louis has something
non of the rest of us do... a dark trick all his own."
that is?" David sighed knowing Lestat was wanting to make a big
show of this.
ability to disappear!" His maker said with a flourish of his
arms out spread like a true stage actor. Then giggled as David stood
still as the fact sank in.
for once was right, now he thought about it. The enigmatic vampire,
the most beautiful of them all, how strange it was that they all
seemed to forget him so fast, to even forget his most charming
characteristic and put them down to nothing more than mundanatis if
he was not in their presence or they were not concentrating.
despite all his charm when in his full attention, you forgot him as
soon as he turned away. David had to admit his silence in every way
was so complete and so firm that it was undetectable by them all,
even after such a time.
it had always puzzled him why Lestat and Armand seemed so fixated
with his weaker older brother, did Armand know of Louis silence, was
that what kept them both so in ore of him? They had both been in his
persons for a long time. Surly his looks could not keep someone so
fixated on him. There had to be something else to Louis that they
couldn’t help but to keep coming back to him. Something none of
the others had sensed, not even himself.
was it the fact that Louis had loved them in return, to some extent
that he had let this protection down just to them?
he thought about it, reading Lestat's account of the whole Akasha
affair, He doubted even Akasha would have found Louis if he had not
been with Gabriel already.
looked at Lestat who was staring off down the street now. "You
missed him that much...?" he breathed. Louis was Lestat’s
fledgling after all and wouldn’t be able to call to him, but he
could still read minds even back then, But Louis had shut everyone
out long ago…
looked at him sideways with a genuine smile. "The
concert?" he asked in a subdued voice.
nodded. Shocked to see his maker in such a quiet mood.
of it was just to be adored by a score of mortals... But some of it
was in hope Louis would hear and find me out..." He grinned
suddenly. "And it worked like a charm."
said in your book that he said that he saw you..." David mused.
was Lestat's turn to nod. "Like I said, I can’t hear or call
him and I know non of Them could either. Even thought I had no idea
where any of Them were or the power then to do so. It was the only
way I could think of... To make a public Icon of myself." he
giggled as they began walking together again.
that you did." David laughed as they hit the street. It was
still early and people were sill out enjoying the night. “And so
he found you again.”
he did.” Lestat answered quietly once again.
how are you so sure that Louis is in LA, Lestat?" He asked as
they walked down one of the main streets with nightclub's blearing
out their music and mortals stumbling around drunk.
shrugged then his face lit up. David instantly looked at what had
court his makers eye.
the crowd he could see a head of long wavy black hair, Mortals
parted but non of them seemed to take any notice of the stranger in
their midst. Immaculately dressed in a black silk shirt that had
been carefully tucked into pristine black jeans that ended with
brightly polished black riding boots. Over one arm hung a perfectly
folded black trench coat.
he locked eyes with his older brother.
green of Louis' eye's seemed to shimmer with an inner light; the
thick lashes the only thing from stopping them from shining at that
moment as his eyes lowered.
felt Lestat take his arm. "Open your mind..." His maker
did as he was told; He reached out to the mortals as Louis passed.
There were traces of black and tall, some even went so far as to see
his face but the memory was soon lost as they turned to other
one on the whole street actual took any notice of the beautiful tall
creature walking amongst them.
Louis greeted as he came to a stop before them, his head slightly
down as he addressed their maker.
late, Louis" Lestat said as he grinned, obviously delighted to
see his fledgling and failing not to show it.
it is you who are late." Louis said in his soft voice. Then he
turned to David, his eye's showing nothing of an emotion other than
polite etiquette. "David" he said, again giving the little
bow of his head, an innocent smile curved his lips a little.
returned the gesture in kind, his mind still open.
he had looked for Louis he had felt mortals take note of them, most
of them gave Lestat an admiring second look. But he realised that
even as mortals passed them by now, they paid as much notice to
himself and Lestat as they had paid to Louis earlier. They seemed to
be court up in whatever spell Louis was creating around himself.
Lestat chortled as he talked to Louis. "You know it is SO
unfashionable to be anything but late!"
covered his mouth with his long fingers as he laughed silently.
"How foolish of me to have forgotten such a thing, accept my
felt Lestat nudge him a bit, and court the sideways glance his maker
read the sign and kept his mind open to the mortals around them.
large mob of happy drunken mortals were coming down the street
towards them, So David instantly fixed on their minds intently.
Again they didn’t even seem to notice them at all.
apology, mau chere, just isn’t good enough!" Lestat said with
a delighted chortle.
Louis could say another word Lestat had pinned his slightly shorter
fledgling to the nearest shop window.
was just about to protest at this when Lestat court his face and
then lips with his own and kissed him deeply.
instantly the mortals passing stopped for a moment and stared at
them. David, by now past the feeling of embarrassment at such a
show, suddenly looked away as Louis mind seemed to open like a flood
gate, all his emotions for Lestat rushed forth like a tidal wave.
Passion, anger, lust, hatred and finally overlaying it all an
unending love and need, all aimed at one being, Maker and Master.
name seemed to be a lament as Lestat’s hands wandered sensitive
skin and the kiss became more forceful as it was reciprocated.
had never felt such strong emotions from anyone before, and had
thought them nothing but a mortal fantasy long ago.
the mortals passed in a muttering and laughing gaggle and Lestat
broke the embrace, but he did not let go of his fledgling.
was an instant when they both looked into each other’s eyes. David
could see Louis green clearly and Lestat’s grey reflected in the
window. Such a wealth of years of understanding and forgiveness
flashed in both their eyes that David could do nothing but look
felt Louis mind close like the slamming of a door when he glanced
back up, but as he looked at the older vampire, Louis eye's seemed
misted over as he looked at there maker, his face flushed from more
than the kill he had obviously had recently. He still clung to
Lestat almost in fear of a swoon.
will take that as a down payment." Lestat said as he brushed
lose black hair from Louis face. "And I see you did dress for
tried to look sullen but smiled slightly non-the less.
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had visited one of the many night club's on the stretch of street,
Lestat had danced with some mortal's as David and Louis sat in a
dark corner and talked a little about nothing much and was quickly
forgotten when ever Lestat came bounding over to try and get one of
them to dance to the loud music. Louis had finally submitted under
one of Lestat's more exuberant onslaughts to one of his favourite
song's. But Louis had seemed to be enjoy himself as he swayed and
moved with his maker on the dance floor, oblivious to the mortals
the sometimes stopped and stared at them.
had retreated back to David's apartment when the last place had
closed. And the night was drawing quickly to a close.
argued animatedly with Lestat, who was sat on the sofa with Louis at
the other side now soundly asleep.
turned off the TV as Lestat argued his point about how good
Animatronics had got since the film Labyrinth was made. David
didn’t really have a point of argument but felt he had to give one
David yawned, He glanced out the east-facing window and sure enough
his vampire sight could see the tiny flex of gold and red on the far
already David?" Lestat asked with a frown, they didn’t
normally retire until the sun was well to breaching over the
guess you just wear me out" he said off hand as he went to
rise, then his eye court Louis still asleep on the sofa, looking to
all the world as if he were dead.
saw his look and instantly sat upright. "Merds!" he gasped
as he rested a hand on Louis leg, waking his fledgling with a non to
looked up bleary eyed with a murmur of recognition, way to close to
the death sleep to do anything else.
looked up at David then. "We forgot to ask where he's
staying!... I don’t have room in the coffin I brought with me for
him! And there’s no time to get him anywhere safe!"
was moving sluggishly as he began to sit upright himself, He was
pail and didn’t look at all well. "Morning..." he
managed to gasp out as he collapsed againced Lestat, as his maker
held him, David could see it was far to late for Louis to even be
quickly closed the curtains, hopping at least even the sun's weakest
ray's would starve off the sleep of death a little.
he heard Louis gasp as Lestat held him tightly.
I know chere, I know..." Lestat gave David a desperately
worried look. "Louis... Where are you staying?... Louis?!"
another violent shake.
just clutched at Lestat, burying his face in his maker’s chest,
the affects of the sun as it inched ever higher coursing the weak
vampire more harm.
tell me!" Lestat said forcefully. "I'll put you down here
and I'll find your layer... Louis?! You hear me!"
even David could tell Louis was beyond rational thought now as he
clung to Lestat like a lost child. He seemed so vulnerable and
innocent. Suddenly he could see why Lestat could be so protective
over him at times.
Let him bed with you today" Lestat said desperately, "Your
coffin is surly big enough, is it not?"
shook his head. and Lestat's face fell. "He would not
appreciate waking up to me tonight."
glared at him. "How could you think of something so childish
now!" he demanded earning another whimper from Louis in his
sighed deeply. "I meant for you to bed down with him." he
said, "I'll take your coffin tonight. Now hurry before the sun
is fully up and we lose him!"
gave him a relieved look as he swiftly collected Louis in his arms
then fled to David's own room.
heard Lestat shuffle about then the lid of his coffin close, He knew
it was early still for his maker to be bedding down but he doubted
he would pass up any opportunity of sleeping next to his most
a sigh David retreated to the guest bedroom and climbed into
Lestat's surprisingly small coffin. He doubted he would have descent
dreams this night, but he closed the lid and swiftly fell asleep.
End of chapter 1
had been awake for at least three hours, after stiffly rising from
Lestat's cramped coffin.
Lestat was awake before him. Watching TV, or reading. Finally he
walked into his own room after a book he had been reading the night
before. He stopped in his tracks as he looked over to his coffin.
lid was wide open and Lestat was sat on the floor with his arm
inside, he was also looking intently into it. Slowly he took a few
was staring at Louis as the other Vampire still sleaped in the death
sleep. He was running his fingers through the long black dishevelled
hair and humming ever so softly one of his infuriating songs. There
was a slight smile curving Louis lip's, he looked the pitcher of
was just about to say something when Lestat held up his free hand.
he utters braking off his humming. "He's rousing...
watched as thick black lashes parted revealing piercing dark green
eyes, they blinked once then fixed on Lestat, his face lit up in a
smile as he stretched ever so slightly.
feeling all right this night?" Lestat asked as the backs of his
fingers softly caressed Louis check.
hand came up and their finger's intertwined as he gave a little nod.
Then his dazzling green eyes court David over Lestat's shoulder.
for an instant before Louis looked away and colour entered his pail
face, David court a glimpse of the look the weaker vampire gave
their maker, it was one of complete trust and unbounded passion. No
wonder Lestat was so protective over probably the only immortal who
could still look upon him in such a way, with such a human gaze and
demeanour. A look he virtually craved for. But it was more than just
the look burning from such green eyes, it was the feeling’s that
spoke from Louis very soul.
he said feeling just a little awkward. "I did not mean to
was pulling Louis from the coffin now as he grinned. "Isn't he
charming on wakening!?" Lestat asked as he gave Louis a quick
hug, then turned to David with an expectant look.
inclined his head with a smile of his own. "In this Lestat, you
was blushing furiously now, though his cheeks beryl coloured with
lack of any fresh blood in his vane’s. But he was looking away as
he let Lestat hold him about the waist.
what are you two planning on doing tonight?" He asked, while
retrieving what he had come in for.
gave a great sigh, "I guess we should get Louis’ coffin, I
can’t have him staying alone in some motel can I!?" he
chortled to himself. "And I have to watch Louis feed before we
do anything else!"
Louis said in his most authorities voice, a tone David had only
heard him ever use with Lestat as he tried to argue with the brat
hugged him closer as he looked at his fledgling out the corner of
his eye. "Louis." he stated in a bored voice. "I have
seen you hunt on hundreds of occasion’s, Just this time you know
I'll be there!" he grinned then he was gone into the spear
heard Louis sigh, then his older brother turned to him. Some time's
David found it hard believing that Louis or even Lestat were older
than he, After all he had reached the prime of his life before
entering this body and becoming what he was. And to him the two
looked like nothing but young adults, still stupid and wilful. He
guessed Lestat had never changed. But the look Louis gave David now
spoke volumes of his age, then he realized out of all in the vampire
coven, Louis was probably the only one not to have gone to ground
yet. he doubted he ever would, Louis lived with his sorrow ever
night of his life after all.
see we sleped in your coffin last night." He bowed his head a
little, "Thank you."
nothing of it" David said as politely. "Your welcome to
stay here anytime you like, you know that."
smiled as Lestat came bounding in, then threw Louis one of his own
thick coat's with a fake fur lining.
looked at the coat with a frown. "I do have my own." he
cold tonight, you need to keep warm!" Lestat said as he finally
took the coat and helped Louis into it. It was a bit long in both
lengths, almost reaching the floor. And in cuff that covered his
delicate long fingered hands.
too big, Lestat!" the vampire protested softly as he examined
the expensive fake fur.
look wonderful!" Lestat stood back and admired him with a keen
eye. "You, my beautiful one, can wear anything and still look
had to admit Lestat had a point. The coat just looked as if it was
bought to be just a little to big for comfort.
grabbed Louis hand then began half dragging the other vampire to the
door. "See ya later David!" he heard the brat call as
Louis managed to cast him a smile.
shook his head and walked into the other room.
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let Louis walk a way infront of him, He knew how much his fledgling
hated to be watched, so he hung back waiting for Louis to make his
would have preferred being at his side, especially after Louis had
been kidnapped. And when his beautiful one had said he needed to go
to New York alone for a bit, Lestat had considered following him
then, but instead he stayed at the Ru Royal till he had sought out
watched as Louis turned his attentions on a rather dashing mortal,
which just happened to be walking down the wrong street at the wrong
man suddenly seemed fixated by Louis as he came forward’s and
Louis came to a slow holt at the mouth of an ally.
quickly entered the mind of the unwary mortal and saw through his
eyes. He was vagly surprised by the mortal’s sudden lust for what
he though was the most beautiful thing his eyes could ever behold.
He could not take his eyes off him as he approached.
smiled slightly his eyes told of unknown grief stricken danger, but
the mortal was only intrigued by this, as he reached one hand up and
touched Louis cheek.
Louis led the mortal into the ally away from prying eyes. The mortal
followed willingly almost in a trans.
stopped walking and leaned againced a shop window, He might not
watch with his own eyes. But Louis had never said anything about
watching through the eyes of his victim.
mortal lent back againced the wall as Louis pressed close to him,
long delicate finger's wrapped around the mortals upper arm's, A
firm hold he had no hope of braking free from, but the mortal had no
care by this point, he burned for this marvellous being to touch him
mortal moaned as Louis slowly put there faces close, their chest’s
already pressed together. The mortal tried to lean forward's and
steal a kiss from those sensual lip's, but Louis swiftly moved aside
as his lips instead began to nuzzle the mortal neck.
man gave another grown of shear pleasure as Louis suddenly bit deep.
There was a stiffening from the mortal then shear acceptant as the
pain turned to euphoria, then light headed ness at the loss of
blood. And Lestat pulled away.
was only just recovering from what he had been witness to, when
Louis came out of the ally.
gave him no chance to even look his way before he was on his
fledgling; the lust the mortal had felt was still strong in his
mind. Quickly he captured Louis lips and kissed him deeply tasting
the mortal’s sweet blood as he did so.
was quick to submit as Lestat held him tight. Finally he let him go
a little and he was surprised to see Louis smiling at him.
take it you Liked that?"
grinned. "You did that just for me then, my beautiful
would not normally play so with them as well you know..." Louis
said and tried to step away.
grabbed him tighter, "oww but I do love it when you do" he
grinned. Surprised at how easily and how quickly Louis was giving
into him. “So, What would you like to do now?” He grinned.
though we were going to get my coffin?” Louis frowned, “David
said I could stay with you.”
grumbled, he could think of a hundred different things that were far
more interesting. “We have the whole night to do that... Come
on... Wasn’t there something you would rather do before we go
back?” He grinned wider, “Just the two of us?”
looked down at him with a weary look on his face, but there was a
sparkle in his eyes. “Alright Lestat,” He sighed, “There was a
film I was wanting to see.”
grabbed his fledgling’s hand and began pulling him down the
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was surprised when Lestat and Louis came stumbling in late.
was chortling and Louis hid a grin behind his hand.
back.” David said as they both sat down on the sofa. “I see you
have forgotten the coffin?”
Lestat cried as he turned to Louis. “You made me forget!.. Now
what are we to do?!”
smiled back at him, “It’s still dark enough for you to go out
and get it… it’s not far from here… Not for you…”
was taken aback again at the look Lestat cast to his elder brother,
it was one free of his maker’s sarcasm and everlasting smirk. This
was a look filled with so much warmth and true feel it almost hurt
to look upon.
slight curve of Louis own lip’s and the softening of his eyes said
he also appreciated what he was looking at.
an exaggerated sigh of someone trying to be the hard done to one, he
jumped up from the sofa. “So where the hell were you staying?…
It’s either the finest hotel you could find or there are roaches
climbing the walls.” He put his hands on his hips as he glared
down at Louis.
it’s the…” But Louis was given no time to finish as Lestat
a wave of his hand he said “It doesn’t matter, I’ll get us
another…” then he was gone, so fast even David did not see him,
just the resounding slam of the door marked his leaving.
gave a huge sigh of suffering as he leaned back on the sofa. “Dose
he ever listen…” he griped.
was not sure if the question was directed at him or just Louis
voicing his thoughts. He answered anyway. “I though you perhaps
more than most would have figured that one out by now.”
large green eyes fell on him, then he smiled with amusement. “You
think I would, but I have always proved the fool when Lestat is
involved, have I not?”
had to look away from that penetrating gaze, then smiled himself,
“I guess you may have a point… But who can blame you, Even I
could not take his constant exuberance for long… Or his whimsical
actually laughed silently about that. “Yes… some time’s I
wonder myself why I put up with them.” Then his expression became
haunted, “But after everything that he’s been through… I could
and would not leave him now unless he wished it…”
about all that you have been through?” David couldn’t help but
had expected some violent or sudden response, but instead all he got
was a slow rolling of slender shoulders.
of it I brought upon myself.” He sighed, “But it’s all in the
past now how ever much I wish to change it… I can not…”
room fell into silence; David was just about to pick up his book,
used to the thick and sudden stillness of his brother, when the
French windows flew open.
jumped to his feet, but Louis who had been sat closer didn’t even
flinch. Just coolly looked over his shoulder with one black brow
must you constantly try to impress?” Louis asked as Lestat stood
in the door to the balcony with one of the widest coffins David had
laughed at Louis remark as he gave one of his own, “Because you
like to be impressed, Louis…” He grinned as his fledgling gave a
sigh of suffering but smiled anyway.
on earth did you get THAT?!” David asked as he helped Lestat lug
the huge black box into the room.
just chortled as he flopped down on one of the chairs. “It took
some finding… I had to brake into a morgue up-town, it WAS one of
their show modals… For Couples so it said.”
looked the coffin over, it was a very fine make and when he lifted
the lid it was lined with the whitest satin and he had to admit very
comfortable. “Isn’t it a bit fine for a few night’s?” he
asked turning to face his maker.
I put Louis in anything else?” He asked, giving the said fledgling
a wink. “And besides it was all I could find on such short
it threw into the bedroom then.” Louis said as he turned away.
“It’s almost dawn.”
laughed as he manhandled the huge coffin threw into the other room.
David watched his maker with a smile and a shake of his head. “It
looks like you will be at least cumbftable when you stay here.”
stood at that and David noticed he didn’t seem so steady on his
feet, he took a quick look out the window and noticed that the sun
was closer than he thought.
Hurry up!” David turned to see Lestat coming back into the room,
When he saw Louis he hurried forwards and put his arm around his
fledgling, all hummer gone from his face now, replaced with concern,
“Louis come, You should have taken the coffin that was here
did not answer as Lestat all but carried him through the door.
was feeling a little of an outsider in his own domain as he listened
to Lestat laying Louis down and whispering soft nothings to him.
was about to collect his book and read a few more pages when
Lestat’s mop of blond hair poked around the door. “See you
tonight David” He grinned, “I have something that we could all
do in mind so don’t go anywhere!” he demanded, “I’ll be
getting up when Louis dose so heaven knows when that will be.” He
rolled his eyes then blew David a kiss and disappeared again.
smiled as he picked up his book.
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carefully laid down besides Louis in the large coffin, He had to
admit it was better than being stuffed on top of one another, this
way he could truly admire Louis in his death sleep.
was fighting the inevitable as he struggled to stay awake, his eyes
thin green lines as he yawned.
should have been asleep by now” Lestat said as he stroked some
hair from Louis check.
I just wanted to say Goodnight.” He whispered.
smiled as he kissed Louis temple, “Goodnight my beautiful one.”
smiled as his emerald eyes closed on the world safe in Lestat’s
Next Fict (Not a sequel) - A Vampires Night Out (Aftermath)