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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 15 (v.1) - Settling Down

Submitted: September 23, 2008

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Submitted: September 23, 2008



Chapter 15: Settling Down

Once everyone had left and everything had settled down, Dante and I decided to head on home.

I tried transporting myself for the first time, being beyond successful in my attempt. I was completely happy with my accomplishment.

It was actually easier than I thought. All I had to do was think of where I wanted to go, and make my body show up there.

We returned back to Dante and I’s house and decided it was time to let Nikki know what was going on with everything. I had decided it wasn’t time to talk to Xavier yet about what he had turned into, but I was quickly changing my mind, finding out he seemed much older than what he really was.

We all sat in the living room; Dante and I next to one another, my father on the small chair, and Nikki and Xavier sitting in Indian-style on the floor in front of us.

“Nikki,” Dante started, he leaned forward, folding his hands together and staring at both of our little angels. “April has left, as you see and I was wondering if you had any idea why.”

“She wasn’t happy with me,” Nikki said, lowering her head. “She always told me I wasn’t good enough to be her daughter; that I didn’t have the right kind of personality or powers she’d preferred I would have. She made me feel really bad about myself; almost like I wasn’t even supposed to be in existence.” Her eyes twinkled when she looked up at me.

“Nikki, I never knew she said those things to you. Why didn’t you tell us sooner?” Dante asked.

“Well, she was always like that. I never really thought into it up until the end of our relationship. Once Victoria found Xavier, it was almost like she was jealous about what you guys had. It made me dreadfully upset.”

“She was jealous of us? Is that why she wanted Xavier changed? So she could feel better?” April pissed me off so bad. I just didn’t understand her deal and now that she was gone, it was harder not to find her and kill her. No one would know, right? I could show up, kill her, and be on with my life, right?

“She knew Xavier held a higher power and she thought that by turning him into one of us, he might die. She thought his little body wouldn’t be able to take it.” Nikki looked over to Xavier and grabbed his small hand, kissing the back of it. It was quite a sight-two children in love. It was nothing I’d ever seen before and it was simply amazing.

“April wanted me to die? But, why, Nikki?” Xavier asked her, looking into her eyes, his widening.

“I don’t know, but I wanted to leave and I was about to tell you, Victoria, but you found out her plans on your own.” She looked back to me.

“I know. I’m just sorry I didn’t find out sooner. Xavier wouldn’t have suffered and neither would you. I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t put my finger on it.”

“I’m just glad she’s gone now,” she looked back to Xavier, “and I’m sorry I hurt you. It wasn’t me; she was controlling me.”

He nodded his little head, his curls lightly bouncing and he smiled at her, tightening his grip on her hand. They were the two most perfect children I’d ever seen, and the best part of all of it was that they were both mine. Forever.

“Are you going to be okay staying with us, Nikki?” Dante asked.

“Of course! I can’t wait to spend everyday with Xavier!”

“I should probably be leaving, seeing as you do not need my assistance anymore.” My father got up from his chair and started walking towards the doors.

“No! Dad, where do you think you’re going?! You’ve got to help us plan the rest of the wedding now! It’s less than a month away and we could really use your help, couldn’t we, Dante?” I elbowed him in the ribs.

“Ouch,” he muttered under his breath. “Of….of course, Damien. We would love your help. You may stay as long as you prefer.” Dante flashed a smile.

“Well, okay. I guess I could stay a little longer, that is, if you guys really need me. If you’re lying and I find out, you’ll pay, Dante.”

“Oh no, sir, I would never lie to you.” He said sarcastically.

“Why don’t you two go play in Xavier’s room?” I asked, looking down to the kids. They both got up and ran up the stairs after one another, laughing and giggling the whole way. They made me smile so brightly I thought the chandelier above me would break.

“Victoria, you don’t even know what the wedding will look like, do you?” Dante asked.

“No, actually, I don’t. I know some things, but I don’t know major details. And for some reason, I’m more interested now!” I started bouncing up and down, looking to Dante and my father over and over, smiling.

“Okay, okay, calm down!” He laughed. “Let’s go to the dining room where we can look at some more details.”

“Okay! Come on dad!” I got up, grabbed my dad’s hand, and skipped to the dining room.

For the rest of the night, we went over wedding detail after wedding detail, fixed all of the bugs, and figured out a few more things that I would like to see happen.

I was much too excited now, considering that it seemed as though everything was going so much smoother now.

“This is going to be a great wedding, you guys. You have my blessing, by the way, Dante.” My dad said, standing up from the table and pushing in his chair.

“Thank you, Damien. That means a lot to me.” Dante grabbed my father’s hand, shaking it lightly. They smiled at each other for one of the first times and I almost started crying. It was so nice to see them getting along and to see everything going so great.

“Vic, you must be tired. You’ve had a long day, haven’t you?” My dad asked, putting his arm around my shoulder. I let out a yawn, realizing how tired I really was.

“Yeah, I am kind of tired, actually.”

“Let’s get you to bed, sweetie.” Dante grabbed my hand, leading me out of the dining room.

We all stopped in the main hallway and turned towards one another in a small circle. I walked over to my dad, kissed him on the cheek and said my goodnights.

Dante and I then walked upstairs and I changed into some pajamas. I climbed into the large bed and smiled at Dante as I laid my head on the pillow.

“You are too beautiful, my love.” He whispered. I want you too badly, Victoria, I heard his mind whisper.

I creased my forehead with this statement. It just hit me that we had only gotten so far in our relationship; the physical one, rather. The last time we tried anything, he ended up biting me and changing me into a vampire. So, I guess that wasn’t really a successful try.

“You want me, eh?” I asked, looking innocent.

“Quit listening to my thoughts.” He laughed.

“I’m sorry, they’re just so interesting sometimes. Usually I don’t listen because I respect people’s personal thoughts, but with you, it’s a little harder not to hear them.”

“I understand,” he said, pulling me on top of him. My hair rested around his face as I lowered my head and puckered my lips. He laughed lightly and kissed me roughly, pulling my hair so that my face was as close to his as it could get.

I felt myself blushing as he ran his hands up and down my back, kissing me deeply. I knew we wouldn’t have to worry about him being too rough now, considering I was a vampire now, too, and I would stop him before he had the chance to hurt me.

He ran his hands all over my body now, lifting my shirt up just a little bit to feel my skin. I shivered at his touch and I felt as though every nerve in my body was going haywire. My head started to fog and my thoughts turned off completely, leaving only him and I together.

I pulled him on top of me now, taking his shirt off slowly. He gasped but I just smiled, throwing it onto the ground beside our bed. I ran my hands over his muscles, feeling the warmth of his body under my palms. Now that we had the same body temperature, he felt so much nicer to the touch and I couldn’t get enough.

He was kissing me rougher now, pulling my hair as hard as he could, and surprisingly, I loved it. He pinned my hands behind my head, kissing my neck and rubbing his nose all over my face.

My shirt came next. He pulled it off up over my head and I felt self-concious for a moment, but knew that he would never judge me by my body. I tried to cover myself for a split second, but he started kissing my stomach, leaving me breathless and unable to move.

Before I knew it, it was as though our honeymoon had come a month early. We couldn’t stop touching each other, we couldn’t stop kissing each other, and he couldn’t stop what he was doing.

It was the closest I’d ever felt to Dante and I never wanted it to end. I felt as though we were the only ones in existence; I forgot all about the previous day and the events that had occurred; I forgot about Nikki and Xavier and my father just fifty feet away from us in the other rooms of the house.

I tried as hard as I could to bring myself back to reality, but I kept slipping back into my world of bliss. I hate to say it, but I needed more, and I wanted more from him.

I knew that Dante could go all night, but I needed my rest before I passed out. I cuddled up beside him and his fantastic warm body and closed my eyes while he twisted his fingers in my hair. I nestled my head in his chest and he hugged me tightly while I fell into a very deep sleep.

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