year was 2300, two centuries had passed since Lestat had last laid
eyes on his oldest of Fledgling… Gabriel had died with any and all
vampires not strong enough to withstand the destruction of the ozone
the humans had finally found an inadvertent way to affectively wipe
out vampire kind, as well as most of their own.
ozone layer had finally been thinned so much, that by the year 2087
the sun was burning the land and everything in it. It did not happen
as predicted, the ice caps had not melted, thinned yes, loosing some
low lying countries and islands, but that was all. Ten years after
that, man had devised huge machines that pumped ozone back in to the
atmosphere, so much so that even vampire who could resist the death
sleep for a short time found that the sun no longer burned… but
with this came the humans fascination with Vampires until their
existence had once and for all been proven.
of their kind had been captured when the sky had burned everything,
the oldest thought that maybe they had offered themselves to
scientists in hope of salvation… unfortunately for that one, they
had died suddenly in their cell, deep underground, by bursting into
Lestat and the oldest of them lived in the most inhospitable place
. Afraid that the
men and their devices will find them and kill them all… Even the
oldest and most jaded of vampires are scared of their own death…
or maybe the lack there of, seen as some knew that death, if it came
at all, would be long and slow in the coming.
found himself wandering the streets of a
, he had become
bored locked with the others in the old temple in
wandering the now united world aimlessly looking for something to
far he had found nothing.
walking in the light of day held no interest for him anymore,
protected by a drug that not only blocked the affect of the sun on
his skin, but also stopped the debilitating death sleep.
group of mortals distracted him for a moment as they walked,
laughing, along the street towards him.
one caught him eye most of all.
young man was tall and slender, dressed in black jeans, a fashion
item to survive the ages, and a white shirt. His long limb’s moved
easily as he walked, so graceful and so unconscious of his movement.
Short black hair shone in the sunlight.
inside Lestat stirred, something he had not thought about in two
took a step toward the mortal youth who suddenly looked at him and
Lestat stopped as he stared back into dark brown, almost black eyes.
altering his stride, Lestat looked away and continued past the
mortals without another glance.
his mined raced with old memories and things he had blocked from his
mind years ago.
they thundered through him leaving him almost faint with their
of long silken raven hair, of long limbs and subtle hands turning
pages of ancient books night after night, of a soft voice whispering
or shouting in rage.
most of all… Deep green eyes looking up at him, glittering with a
light that only that being possessed…
name came to his lips, a name he, nor anyone else, had spoken in a
with that one utterance, he knew what he had been searching for.
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years he searched, the whole world he had scoured looking for those
green eyes and he had come up with nothing, not even a single
glimpse from any age.
had been the only one to not think him foolish in his endeavors.
knew the others all thought he was going mad, that Louis surely died
with the burning seen as non of them had heard from him before the
sky destroyed almost everything.
of them could feel him, but he failed too point out that they never
could feel him as they could sense all the others.
had even entertained the idea of coming back again as the great
Vampire Lestat the rock stare, or writing another book… but he had
just mused over the idea’s and dismissed them all. Going back into
the mass media market was more like committing suicide… and he
doubted that Louis would come out of the woodwork and expose himself
he found himself wondering across Venis beach, not surprised now
that something just never changed in essence.
was tired, tired of searching for something as elusive as a drop of
pure water in an ocean. Tired of calling out one name and never
having it answered.
he came upon a small beach side café and sat at a table that faced
out into the rolling surf.
sun was getting low in the sky when he felt someone sit down
opposite him at the table.
didn’t turn to look at who it was, many people had come and sat
and left during the course of the day he had sat there, and this was
just another of them, or so he thought.
prowling about my domain had driven me too distraction…”
heart tightened as he spun round to find two glittering emerald eyes
gazing at him. “Louis…?” He breathed out.
lips he remembered so well curved up in a smile. “Lestat…” he
nodded his head just a little, his gaze never leaving Lestat’s.
“I was waiting for some flamboyant show of the great Lestat…”
he said coolly, as he cocked his head to one side. “or have you
finally grown up a little?”
couldn’t help but return the look, “I thought I would just lure
you out with my charm and charisma.” He replied.
was surprised to see a flash of white as Louis smiled and looked
away towards the sun that was heading towards the horizon. “Well
it would seem that it has worked”. With a wave of dismissal he
leaned back in his chair. “as always…”
was at first shocked, but then retained his coolness. “Well you
were always a sucker for me.”
actually chuckled as he pulled his hair from behind of his back, to
let it fall down the back of the chair.
couldn’t help but stair. Louis had always kept it at shoulder
length, or cropping it short altogether… to see him with waves and
waves of long black hair that shined almost blue in the light of the
dieing sun was more than he could bare, and with one hand he reached
out and stroked it, still as soft and silky as he remembered. He
slowly bought a finger full of it too his mouth, feeling it strands
against his lips.
closed his eyes as he rubbed it against his check, taking a deep
breath he breathing in the scent that brought back more memories.
way he would burry his face in Louis hair to try and stop the fit of
giggles, the way he would run his fingers through it when ever they
were having a moment where they weren’t fighting.
were harder memories also, the amount of times he been left holding
strands of it after an argument or fight… but he buried those,
they had no relevance anymore, they never really did.
heard Louis laughing softly to himself, “If I knew it was my hair
you were so transfixed with.” He chuckled. “I would have never
looked over at his ancient fledgling, to see him looking straight
back; still relaxed at this plain show of affection Lestat was
having towards him.
here was I, laboring under the misapprehension that you were always
enthralled by my eyes…” he widened them a little as he laughed
some more, this time razing a delicate hand to cover his lips. His
glassy nails glittered red in the glow from the sun that was now
lowered his hand, but didn’t let go of Louis hair as he rolled it
between his fingers. He looked out over the ocean as it turned as
red as the sky. “The whole world bathed in blood…” he
whispered to no one in particular.
sky at night, Shepard’s delight.” Louis whispered back. “You
have really grown pessimistic in your old age Lestat…”
ignored this as he watched the sun slowly disappear into the sea.
was the last thing I saw…” Louis finally broke the silence.
“Before you made me yours…”
frowned at the wording as he looked back at his fledgling, “You
were never mine, Louis…”
rolled his head across the back of his chair to look at him, his
eyes sparkling with his smile. “I was Lestat… Only you always
seemed to have trouble keeping what you possessed.”
found himself smiling at that, “I can’t say that’s not
nodded with a grin, “So what have you been doing since our last
goodbye?” he asked casually.
shrugged. “We moved the coven to a monastery in
… apart from
that we have all been getting on each others nerves.”
still telling you your stupid then trying to drain your blood?”
never change.” Louis confirmed with a sigh… “I know Daniel and
Merrick died… I take it David didn’t take it well… I haven’t
felt him in a long time…”
could no longer look at his companion. “David went to ground
shortly after she died, he hasn’t come out yet…” Lestat
shivered, he remembered pleading with David to stay with him, to not
shut him out… but David had gone, without even looking back…
felt something brush his hand, then a soft warmth covered it. He
looked down to see long fingers encasing his own as Louis squeezed
ever so gently.
sorry… I always thought David was stronger…”
shook his head, dispelling the darker thoughts. “So when did you
go to ground? When the ozone went?” Another squeeze on his hand.
should know me Lestat… I never want to miss anything…” he
sighed deeply then withdrew his hand. Lestat was almost desperate
for the contract again. “I think if I went to ground I would not
be able to cope with the change.”
ever human fledgling…” Lestat twirled the hair still in his hand
around his fingers, unconsciously trying to trap Louis to him.
looked down at his hand and the black threads twined there. The
years had mellowed him, the changes sometimes distressing him to the
point of madness had all but killed the once brash Lestat, so now
maybe he could say what he always wanted to....
missed you… you know…” he whispered so only Louis would hear.
heard Louis move then the table move as both his hands here taken in
his own, “I missed you too…”
looked up to find Louis face only inches away from his own. His eyes
gleamed with hidden emotions as he looked from one eye to the other.
And with his chest tightening he remembered why he gave this
stunning creatures a nickname he had all but forgotten with, it
seemed, so much else.
beautiful one…” he uttered against lips he remembered being soft
against his own.
felt those lips smile against his own, then press harder as eyes
closed and they found themselves in an awkward embrace over the
was almost chaste as they pulled apart a little.
could feel people looking at them, and their minds were filled with
the thoughts of admiration at the two good looking men. At least
this was one change that he hadn’t disapproved of.
Louis spoke. “Before you ask… I’m never going to your hiding
blinked as Louis finally stood. His hair slipped from Lestat fingers
watched as Louis turned away from him.
you want to find out the joys of this age…” Louis said over his
shoulder… “Then you follow me now…”
sat stunned as he watched Louis walk further and further away.
hadn’t seen him standing, and his eyes watched mesmerized as Louis
now long hair swayed with each step just above his knees.
hand strayed to his lips where Louis had actually kissed him, and
the lingering taste of his was sweeter than any blood…
are you doing, Lestat!/
came Marius’s voice in his head. /If
you don’t follow him NOW, then you will have lost him forever!/
mind remained clouded in what had just transpired, he thought he
would have been granted more time, that Louis would need wooing, or
that he would sweep the other vampire off his feet and carry his
back to Tibet, back too safety.
had not expected this small conversation they had shared over a
grubby table on a beach. He had also expected Louis to not be so
forwards… but then two hundred years had changed them all…
he sent back to Marius along with his confusion.
felt a bubble of amusement. /Just
go you fool!, I told you to make a vampire from love when I sent you
away and you did just that… and one who finally realizes he loves
the Coven?... I cant Lea…/
feeling of patience came from Marius then. /I’m
sure we will survive… Go, be with him in this age… and this time
don’t make a fool of yourself this time, or I’ll tell Armand you
secretly love him!/
spluttered as he felt Marius laughing then sever their connection.
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felt the chill of the night coming on and as always he didn’t like
it, the warmth of the sun had been something he had grown all too
quickly accustomed to.
had delighted at seeing Lestat sat at that café’s table, his
blond curls catching the sun light as he had never seen them before,
and his cold heart had jumped at the very thought of Lestat near
had missed him in all the years they had been apart, the loneliness
sometimes driving him towards
and the coven of
those that were left, in hopes of seeing his maker again… but
something had always stopped him, something had always driven him
back to the human world that he reveled in.
had never made another, even the odd times when he found a mortal
with golden hair and gleaming gray eyes, he had resisted the urge,
knowing that he was only trying to find a substitute to what his
twisted soul sought the most…
he walked away from that haven he had so longed for… If Lestat did
not follow him now into his life… then he had already decided to
end everything, how ever hard it might prove to be…
over four hundred years he had had enough…
feet hit the hard pavement making his heart sink even lower with
finally made a decision to head right into a side street where he
would go back to his apartment… alone and for the last time…
was just about to step onto the road them something his him hard
spluttered as arms crushed his chest.
there was a quiet voice by his ear, sending shivers down his
follow you till the end…” a sharp nip at his lobe as he felt a
tong lap at the blood it had brought. “My beautiful one…”
just smiled as he held the hands against his chest. “I was
thinking you could do it at my side…”
umm… another little sad and non exiting ditty, brought into being
by a conversation me and Danielle had some time ago, that I finally
got to write… it’s not long cause I always rush my ficts ^_~
Just a little ‘What If’ idea that was badly thought out… hope
you like anyway even if they didn’t get all sticky and Armand is
only mentioned in passing, eh he… hope you liked and Feedback
always helps to make my head bigger
This was written as I watched ‘The Travesty’ (and I still think
Akasha was the best thing in it, and Lestat’s hair made every
human in LotR look like they had just been to a salon!), Then ‘The
Dark Prince, the true legend of Dracula’ (with the guy who played
Dracula in Buffy), followed up with a nice dose of ‘Nightwalker’
a strange vampire anime ^_^… I was having a vampire moment what
can I say ^_^