Killer Convention part 2
yawned loudly as he wandered behind Louis.
fledgling had woken him up early so that they could go to the art
gallery and see some strange Japanese art by Kazuya Minekura, he had
been here a week ago when David had kidnapped Louis and whisked him
off to see some German art house film… He would have like to have
gone too but he hadn’t been invited so he had taken the piss out
of them for days after.
had finally confessed what he had done that night, after Merric had
blabbed that he wasn’t with her, Louis interest had been hit with
a sledgehammer. But at least it wasn’t that dreadful “Modern
Art” that had seemed to infuse the last two centuries with it’s
vulgar lines and stupid hidden meaning that meant nothing to the
viewer and he guessed even less to the Artist themselves. Gods if
most artists couldn’t bollox talk their way out of anything, then
they just weren’t an artist.
liked this kind of comic book art, even if it could be a bit blasé
about its figure anatomy. But at least it want that dreadful
“American” style that had been around and hadn’t changed for
the last fifty years.
was great!” Louis smiled as they finally walked out of the
gallery, “I think we should go to Japan, I haven’t been there in
grinned, “Why not just go to the late night comic book shop and
pick up some… umm Manga… Or there’s e-bay, tones of stuff
stopped and stared at him, “You looked this stuff up?” he asked.
grinned as he took Louis arm and stared him towards the quieter part
of town, he hadn’t just looked it up, he had things being shipped
over right now.
walked in companionable silence. Ever since they had met that Blade
fella and Louis had finally taken his blood, his most beautiful one
had not really stopped smiling, he seemed to find new joy in just
remembered on waking the next morning to see Louis almost shinning
with the stronger dark gift, and his unbelieving exclamation that he
wasn’t hungry. Infact, Louis hadn’t fed since that night, and
didn’t seem to mind at all that he no longer had to feed, he took
it all in his stride.
and Merric had both been shocked when they had seen him the next
night, with his new powers he seemed most confident in himself and
shinned with it.
were about to turn a dark corner when they were both hit in the face
with a mouthful of sickly smelling ash.
spluttered and whipped it from his eyes, gagging on the taste.
you!” he heard Louis exclaim almost happily.
it would appear to be you too.” Came a deep grumble that he
recognised all to well.
Blade… I take it that was one of your latest victims?”
chortled to himself. “You really should look where your going.”
He said with honest amusement. “Or move to somewhere that wasn’t
so attractive to Vampires.” He paused as Lestat glared at him,
“No offence.” He grinned showing his set of perfect white teeth.
glanced at Louis hoping his new suit, to replace the last one,
wasn’t ruined now by vampire dandruff remains. But on inspection
he saw that he was the one to get the brunt of the dust.
take it they came back?” Louis was saying with a smile.
looked at him and the nasty smile he had for Lestat was gone, it
would seem his beautiful fledgling had worked his whiles on the
stoic half-breed, just like he did everyone else. Poor Bastard.
the one this time.” Blade said, “And I just got him… so what
were you two doing tonight?”
shrugged, “nothing we cant put off till tomorrow… Want to go to
another Movie or something?”
Lestat couldn’t help but snarl, sometimes he wished Louis wasn’t
so friendly. This Blade guy helped Louis finally make up his mind
sure, but that was not an excuse to now be familiar!
Lestat, we have all the time in the world to do what ever we want…
now stop mopping and move!”
couldn’t help but gawp at the other vampire. That was another
thing, Louis mouth had gained something it never had before… a
voiced, and very adamant, opinion!
he would pull that ‘passive violence’ thing and silently let
everyone around him know he was pissed off, or make them feel guilty
so they would then follow him around like lost puppies, and the
worst of all was making others fall in love with him so they would
then do anything for him. Lestat had fallen hook line and sinker for
this one, so had Armand, so it wasn’t all bad.
he could push Louis enough to have a screaming fit… but this new
thing was a new one on them all, he told David to leave him alone
this evening and unlike before he wasn’t very polite about it.
Lestat even thought Louis didn’t know them kinds of swear words,
especially not in old French!
his equilibrium and to mark his territory, he pushed in between
Blade and put his fledglings arm though his own. Ignoring both their
grinned instead. “So where are we going?”
was about to answer when two adolescents jumped out at them looking
like some drugged out hippy commandos and threw something over them
all screaming “Die Vampire Scum!”
once again spluttered. He and Louis both stood there with water
dripping from them and Louis was looking rather stunned with his
perfect lips slightly open in shock.
aware of Blade hissing but from the other side of the street. He
looked over to see the half-breed smoking slightly.
can’t both be Master Vampires!” one of them said with a slight
the other one growled out and suddenly they had bits of wood in
both screamed and charged.
grabbed the one with the lisp and he grabbed the other. Both fought
viciously creaming like banshees.
suddenly loomed up infront of them, wisp’s of smoke still rising
from his hair.
the adolescents froze, their wide eyes revolved in their heads to
look at the Dark figure now behind them. Both squeaked charmingly in
are you…” Blade grumbled low and menacing, showing them
impressive teeth, now slightly longer than Lestat remembered.
kids looked at each other then back at Blade.
are the Frog Brothers!” the darker haired one screeched with
something trying to be threatening.
scum! We kill blood suckers like you!” the lispy one muttered.
groaned then, “Ok… so what is it about Vampire killers and this
town?!” he tried to sound peeved.
just looked at him with one perfect brow razed.
effect would have been more stunning and felt if Louis didn’t look
so much like a drowned rat, and the water dripping off the end of
his nose wasn’t helping Lestat’s giggle fit the was now
threatening with gut hurting vitality.
cares!” Blade growled, the full force of his anger aimed at the
grip on his sword. “I’m going to kill them, that hurt!”
So you are a scum sucking vampire then!” the dark haired kid
yelled and squirmed a bit.
raised his sword ready to strike; Lestat pushed his kid forwards a
bit and braced himself for getting covered in more gore.
them spun to see a tall lanky looking guy walking up the street,
from what Lestat could see he wasn’t that bad looking, when the
guy got closer he couldn’t help but gasp.
You look like Jim Morr…”
”The guy from the Doors!” Louis also gasped as the other guy
stopped in his tracks.
that wasn’t going to break the ice so much as smash it to peaces.
“The wrong thing to say?” he asked Louis as that song, ‘People
are strange!’ was now running thought his head like a giggle
guess he get’s it all the time.” Louis answered as he turned
back, he must have been a bit squeamish about Blade taking out his
vengeance on a couple of kids.
not another Vampire Killer are you?” Lestat called as the guy
finally came closer.
was a charming smile as the guy shook his head. “Not today, the
names Michael… Sorry about these two, they get a bit carried away
sometimes, this being New Orleans.” He shrugged then looked at the
two kids. “My brother has found this all night comic book shop and
you two run off!” he scolded.
the lisp boy said trying to shrug Louis off.
NOTHING!” Michael screamed, “Now MOVE IT!”
let go of his captor a little perplexed as Louis did the same.
watched them run up the street then disappear around the corner that
Michael had come from.
about that.” Michael smiled then walked after them.
three vampires stood there in silence as they watched the young man
Lestat felt someone coming up behind them. But before he could turn
a tall man dressed head to fool in black studded leather walked
past, his hair was cut in an eighties stile and bleached white with
a spiky top.
walked past he turned to look at them, then he smiled at Lestat from
a long almost pretty face.
probed the others mind but all he could pick up was a name… David.
watched as he also disappeared around a corner.
was that all about?” Louis asked.
bastards” Blade said under his breath as he sheathed his sword,
“I ever see them again I’ll kill them.”
their human?” Louis sounded shocked and Lestat felt the smug smile
spread across his face, so it would seem Blade wasn’t the
Samaritan Louis thought he was.
looked back at them as he retrieved his shades from somewhere in his
coat and placed them on his nose. “So they just better not mess
with me again. That was holey water they threw over us!”
Lestat asked as he heard Louis gasp.
you all right?” Louis just had to ask and was the receiver of an
almost nice grin.
I’m fine… Let’s go.”
+ + + + + + + + +
this is your grave then?” Blade asked Louis.
Louis said with a sigh.
was bored, Blade had asked about the local attractions and the
cemetery was defiantly one of those, It was the ancient city of the
dead after all and it was about the one place that he was guaranteed
not to have any Vampires, and even less chance of meeting more so
called Vampire Killers, well only if those killers were extremely
thick and morbid.
large white tombs that stood like small houses were almost
oppressive on there quiet streets, vines and dark grime covered
almost all of them, only Louis looked a little more kept and white
where all the tourists had managed to find his tomb had touched his
name and had sick mortal dreams about meeting him…
we should have someone come and etch your name into it again.”
Lestat commented as he looked over Louis shoulder, “Looking a bit
warn away there. And this tomb wasn’t cheep in the first place!”
is where you razed to darkness?” Blade asked with a razed eyebrow.
Lestat snorted, “Do I look like a heathen! And besides it would
have done nothing for his complexion!”
right, it happened how I wrote it…” Lestat got a glare from
that, so instead of backing off as he would have done, he grinned
and then pulled Louis into his arms.
think I more than made up for it!” he said as he nuzzled the
perfect column of white neck.
muttered something incoherent as his hands tightened in Lestat’s
still damp shirt.
was ready to forget about Blade and take Louis right here, he
couldn’t help that slight exited kink of taking Louis outside his
own mortal grave.
licked a line up Louis neck to nip at his ear making his fledgling
shiver, it was always nice to know he could do that to Louis, reduce
him to mindless babble so easily, it was also an exhalent way to get
him to shut up, and the sounds he came out with just made him harder
to resist. Oww ya, he loved this!
heard Blade snarl then spun round to find a lanky vampire getting to
his feet rubbing his ass.
to slippery here.” The new vampire muttered, seemingly oblivious
to them. He stood straight, combed his fingers through his short
light blond hair, straightened his black leather trench coat then
turned and smiled at them.
gasped in horror.
didn’t blame him, the guy was hideous, his face was all crinkly
and he looked like something from a ‘Don’t mess with fast cars
and trees’ seatbelt advertisement.
what happened to you?” Blade grumbled out. “The fairy Godmother
hit you with the ugly stick by accident?”
vampire looked a little shocked, then grinned. “Oww sorry ‘bout
that!” He seemed to shake himself and his face became normal, he
wasn’t that bad looking, Lestat thought, but nothing much to right
you queers never seen a real vampire before or somethin’?” he
asked lightly in some strange London accent.
beg your pardon?” Louis asked a little pissed note in his voice.
ya were just nicking, and hell, looked like you were enjoying it
too, shocked me so much I slipped and fell off the bloody roof!”
the other said as he pulled a cigarette from a rumpled packet,
placed it between his lips and sparked up. “Your not the first
morbid queers I’ve come across lurking in a graveyard, ya know.”
pulled out of Lestat’s hold and advanced on the other Vampire.
“I wasn’t on about that!” Louis said softly, and Lestat
shivered, he could hear that slight edge in his fledgling’s voice
that was usually followed by something very accurately aimed at his
the vampire looked a little shocked. “What then?”
have no idea what YOU are, But we are the only Vampires here!” oow
ya, Louis hands were itching for something blunt and heavy to start
would have though it! Louis getting offended by not being recognised
as a Vampire? This was something unexpected.
turned to Blade and smiled at him, “He means no offence to you
Blade grumbled back, “So this is another of your kind of
paused as he tried to read the others mind, it was as open as a
book, a very badly spelt one with the pages all jumbled up. But this
vampire could eat and it would seem drink normal human things, he
also had vague memories about being awake during the day, something
they couldn’t do, also tinges of mortal sex, yet again something
that was useless to them. But this being seemed more like a Blade
vampire, after all a vampire would have had to have sex with a
mortal to get a brat like he was.
shook his head, “Nope not one of us, he’s closer to yours I
imagine…” He grinned, “Do you want to take him before Louis
stones him to a pulp?”
smiled back, “I don’t think I’ll spoil his fun…”
shrugged as he carried on rummaging though the others mind, after
all he seemed blissfully unaware of the invasion.
just about to leave after finding out that this vampire had been
tampered with by humans, something Louis was always harping on to
him about, being careful and all that tosh, and they had done
something to him that meant he couldn’t hurt humans, but left him
free to kill vampires and shockingly enough Demons?
he pulled back hearing Louis get that snarl as his French accent got
stronger, he saw the face of the girl he had killed the night they
had met Blade.
would seem this vampire also carried a flame for her and was a
little pissed that she and her sister, the one Blade and stuck, had
both been killed and was looking for vengeance.
Louis… Maybe you should just get right on there and kill him?”
he said half-heartedly.
remember that Louis hated to be kind of told what to do. Ow well if
Louis wouldn’t do it, he would. Just what he didn’t need was
some weakling vampire trying to stick bits of wood in him… again.
watched as the cocky English guy kept trying to goad Louis and boy
was it working like a charm! He watched as Louis was about to
strike, his long limbs braced to leap. The others wouldn’t see
this subtle change and he grinned and put his back againced Louis
tomb to watch the fun.
great someone else to spoil the fun.
what was it about long black trench coats anyway? Everyone but he
and Louis was wearing one! What happened? Did these vampires wake up
and think, ‘ya I really need a Long black trench coat, very gothic
and menacing’?… In them hideous chain stores did they have big
signs with a big arrow, ‘Vampire coat barging bin HERE’ or
something, he would have to check it out, maybe he should get some
for them all and it might stop all this misunderstandings, even
print “I am a Vampire, stick your stakes here,” with a big bulls
eye on the back, they might get left alone then!
vampire ambled up with his hands in his black trench coat, he had
broad shouldered with a short mop of brown haired also spiky.
was another thing! Did Vampires get a discount on modern hair gel or
got closer his eyes, though brown, almost had a regretful Louis-ish
morbidity, ‘I have the weight of the world here,’ cast to them.
glanced at them all and kind of smiled. “Hey.” He said almost
this is my dig!” The one called Spike hollered now almost nose to
nose with an angry Louis.
no need to go beating up the locals, now back off.” Angel said.
gods, was he dealing with nothing but sharp objects and hippy names
night was just getting worse!
they’re Vampires too! Or has your Irish brain lost all sense?”
Spike spat as he now spun on this Angel fella.
move on his part, Lestat though as Louis pick up a cupid and hit
Spike over the back of the head with it in one fluid motion the
others were just to slow to see.
couldn’t stop the hysterics this time as Spike hit the ground face
down and the cupid bounced off the back of his head landing at
could hear Blade not much better than him, though he was trying to
save face by having his back to them all.
meanwhile was fuming, but in the sexiest way and Lestat could truly
appreciate the affect, seen as he wasn’t the one with the bump on
the back of his head and his face in the dirt.
was stood to his full height, his feet close together and his
shoulders turned at an angle so he could look down his nose with
more affect as his chin stood defiantly up, his hands rested in
loose fists at his sides. He was nothing but the embodiment of an
eighteen-century gentleman in the midst of a duel. Or a Lord looking
down at his stupid servants.
way he oozed dominant masculine sexuality, and a “don’t even
THINK about it,” air of quiet menace that was doing funny things
to Lestat’s vampire ego and sending pleasant shivers down his
there big guy!” Angel said holding up his hands with another smile
as he pulled a dazed Spike to his feet. “We just want to ask a few
questions that’s all.”
watched as Louis composed himself into something more natural and
kind of questions?” Lestat stepped in then, no use in having to
kill these amusing vampires if they didn’t have too, and they
WOULD have to if they found out that they killed these guys main
have thought this Buffy girl was such a Vampire whore?!
the Vampire Layer.
tried his best to quell the grin, but turned it to his advantage, he
could do ‘I’m nice’ just as well as Louis, only better!
was a girl here a few weeks ago… Some vampires killed her..”
looking for the Bastards what did it!” Spike finished with a growl
as he rubbed his head, he was also now stood behind Angel looking a
little warily at Louis.
Spike!” Angel rolled his eyes and looked over his shoulder, these
two had been friends at one point, and Lestat could read enough from
both of them to know that Spike was a 2nd generation
vampire from Angel.
take it your more Vampire killers then?” Lestat asked casting his
own look at Blade who just grinned from the other side of Louis.
smiled, “Something like that.” He shrugged, “Just wondered if
you guys knew anything?”
shook his head, “Nope, not really seen anything.”
Funny that,” Angel said softly, the smile still in place. “The
two friends who were with them said that she was killed by a
Blond.” He gave Lestat a pointed look.
that there was a thin gangly white guy and a black guy with him!”
smile was now nothing but forced, and with a swift motion he lifted
his arm and hit Spike in the nose with his elbow, sending Spike
guess we are the ones your after then?” Blade said in his low
I guess you are.” Angel wasn’t sounding all too friendly
Lestat snapped himself. “It was an accident! She started it, Louis
here was just trying to be friendly and she threatened him!”
you killed her?” Angel asked and his Irish accent was coming
shrugged, “I was just about to let her go when your friends ran up
and she squirmed just at the wrong seconded…”
a Vampire Slayer she wouldn’t have died that easy frog!” Spike
hissed right back and both Lestat and Blade took an arm each.
this one was defective then.” Blade supplied. “We didn’t want
her dead if she was to make our jobs easier.”
Jobs?” Angel asked with barely contained menace.
the Vampires that infest our planet.” Blade said smoothly,
”LESTAT!” Spike laughed out, “Sick fan boys then!”
have been though this,” Blade sighed. “And these two are the
couldn’t help but bow.
was silence for a second.
cares!” Spike seethed, “I just went through hell to get my Soul
back and you buggers killed her!”
I’m sorry alright but shit happens!” Lestat said with a
Angle guy looked a bit lost for a moment.
Lestat said,” Louis sounded calmer now as he addressed Angel.
“We are sorry and we didn’t mean to harm her, but things just
happen… We have lost ones dear to us as well so we know your
almost cringed, This was no time to be getting sappy.
if you know who we are then you will also know you are no match for
my Beautiful one, Lestat thought as he tried his damdist to look
could take you all ON!” Spike shrieked as he tried to lung at them
only to have Angel floor him this time.
what about Dawn? Why did you kill her?”
other girl…” Blade muttered, “She surprised me, again an
accident, mortals are so fragile.”
sighed. Then began walking away.
was on his feet yet again unfortunately.
We can’t just leave this!” he yelled after Angel’s retreating
back. “Just because I was having it off with her instead of you
doesn’t mean you can just LEAVE THIS!”
up Spike.” Was Angels only reply as he moved off down another
street of the dead.
turned to them. “I’ll get you!” he hissed.
if I get you first.” Blade grinned and made to reach for his
the English vampire muttered as he made his way to follow Angle.
that was eventful.” Blade moved to push the cupid that still lay
on the floor with his boot.
should have done more than throw that thing at him.” Louis
laughed as he hugged his reluctant fledgling.
thought you handled yourself well.” Blade commented as he wrapped
his coat a bit more about himself. “Well it’s time I was
going… Thanks for the night it was a blast!” he smiled then
began walking away. “I’ll leave you to your meal Lestat!” he
called as he took a turn and disappeared behind ancient marble
pillars and walls.
Louis asked with a frown.
shrugged remembering his thought from earlier. “Oww I think he
knows me better than I though!”
only grunted as Lestat cannoned into him sending them both flying
until Lestat found him self happily on top of his fledgling.
guess I am hungry tonight after all!” he chortles as Louis cocked
his head to one side.
get something to eat!” Louis growled trying to act all defiant.
just grinned as he advanced.
– ‘Anne Rice’, ‘Vampire Chronicles’, if you didn’t guess
it ‘The Lost Boys’ and finally ‘Angel’… and all the people
they belong to, I get no cash from this but donations are legal and
happily accepted *grins*…
ok so not as good as the first so shoot me :P was fun writing it…
feed back would be Lovely!
also proves to me why a stronger Louis isn’t always an interesting