Everlasting Breath

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

Chapter 5 (v.1) - Change of Heart

Submitted: September 13, 2008

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Chapter 5: Change of Heart

“This one! This one!” Xavier was jumping up and down, pointing to a bedding set featuring SpongeBob Squarepants.

“You want that one, X?” Dante was in more of a playful mood than he usually was, probably considering we had two small children running around the biggest store imaginable, pointing at things and running hand-in-hand everywhere.

I’m not going to lie, it was quite exhausting.

“Yeah, that one!” He pointed again, throwing his arms in the air. He and Nikki then grabbed hands and began spinning around, singing a children’s song. They were the cutest kids I’d ever seen and I didn’t want to let go of either of them any time soon.

The decision to change Xavier had stung in my mind for the rest of the afternoon as I watched him, acting like a normal child. He seemed happy to just be alive, and I didn’t want to take that away from him, no matter what the cost. If I had to give my own life to save his, I’d decided that would be what I would do.

“Victoria?” I shook my head when I heard his voice. “Do we need anything else for the little guy? He seems pretty content with the supplies we have gathered.”

“Yeah, I think we’re good. Are we good, guys?” I bent down to look into both of their cute little faces and they both smiled and nodded simultaneously.

“Alright then, let’s get you home, Nikki.”

“But I don’t want to go home yet! I want to keep playing with Xavier! I haven’t had child contact in so long; please, Victoria, please?” She turned her head innocently and smiled. It was too hard to resist, so I decided she would help us set up Xavier’s room.

“Is it okay if she comes home with us for a little while, Dante?” I gave him the same pleading look.

“Well, okay, it’s hard to resist so many cute faces around me.”

We arrived back at the house and Dante picked out Xavier’s room. Surprisingly, he had a room with hardly anything in it, and lo and behold, that was chosen as his room.

Nikki and Xavier played around in the room most of the time Dante and I were setting it up. They were entirely too excited to stay in one place and it was completely exhausting to look after them all day. Kids are tough, I decided.

Another thing I decided-Xavier would not be turned into a vampire, at least until he was old enough to make the decision for himself. If he would decide he would like to be the same age as Nikki, he would have that decision. They must grant us with this. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

After Dante dropped Nikki off and Xavier was quietly sleeping in his new room, I decided to have a conversation with Dante about the changing of our new son.

“I don’t want Xavier to be changed until he is able to make the decision for himself,” I blurted it out, exactly how I felt. I’d hoped Dante wouldn’t be too hard on me.

“I completely agree, in all honesty. I would prefer that if he is our son, that he would be able to make his own decision about how his life will turn out. I honestly think that if we were to change him now, he would never survive. His mind is much too young for that type of physical agony, let alone the mental suffering it would cause him.”

My mood saddened. I hated thinking of our new son being a crazed, blood thirsty monster at such a young age. Nikki was something else, sure, she was physically only nine years old, but she had been born in the early 1900’s, as was Dante. She had a much older mind, considering her young age. I wanted Xavier to be like her, before he made up his own mind.

“When should we ask them?”

“We should go back tomorrow. Xavier and Nikki can play all day while we get this sorted out once again. You know, Victoria, I never knew children could be so wonderful. They have really opened up my eyes.”

“I know, they’re great, aren’t they?” I smiled, looking down. I loved them so much, and I loved the way my little family was starting to work out.

“We should have our own.”

I shot my head up at that instant. “Our….own?”

“Yes, we should have a baby. A combination of you and I. Imagine how wonderful he or she would end up. Our baby would be the most beautiful being imaginable.” He looked up, his eyes filling with wonder.

Sure, I wanted to have Dante’s baby, but right now? How would that possibly work out? And more importantly, what would our baby turn out to be? It was intriguing to think of, yet terrifying also.

“I think we should wait until the situation with Xavier is worked out, don’t you?”

“Yes, I suppose. Maybe I am just clouded with the love of children at the moment. They made me feel so….alive, today, my love. I’ve never felt that way before….well, except when I’m with you.” He kissed me lightly, and then growing with force. I felt the heat of his body against mine, although it wasn’t hot at all. Maybe it was the heat of passion?

He began to move his hands all over my body, being very careful not to hurt me, which I would make sure he wouldn’t do. He moved his hand under my shirt, caressing my back and rubbing up and down with the softest touch.

“I love you so much,” he whispered, kissing my neck.

“Dante, I don’t think…” I lost my voice as I felt his teeth brush against my skin.

Is he going to bite me? Oh well, I don’t care. I knew I should have stopped him, but I let it keep going.

“It is so temping, my love. You blood still runs through your veins with the sweetest scent.”

“I’m sorry.”

“For what?”

“For my blood running through my veins.”

He giggled and I did too. He sighed then and pressed his lips back down to my throat, making me breathe in short, quick gasps.

I felt his teeth grow out of his mouth and pierce into my skin slightly. I sighed heavily and he pressed them in deeper. It didn’t hurt, surprisingly. It felt….good.

He then pressed them in all the way and began sucking. I could feel the blood from my vein flowing into his mouth and my head clouded with pleasure. Why does this feel so good? Why do I love this so much?

It burned slightly, but I couldn’t feel it; I was numb.

He kept sucking and kissing me lightly around his teeth. I wanted to kiss him badly but I didn’t want this moment to end. He was caressing me still, and I started to see in black and white.

I heard him gasp loudly and in one quick move, he removed his teeth from my neck and snapped his head back up.

“Oh my God. I am so, so sorry, Victoria. I don’t know what I was thinking.” He wiped my blood from his chin and I smiled. Why? I couldn’t tell you.

“It felt….good. I hope you don’t think I’m crazy.”

He looked utterly confused as I said this. His eyes returned to my throat and he wrinkled his forehead.

“You’re….you’re healed?”

“What?” I grabbed the side of my neck, feeling nothing. I felt no blood, I felt no holes; there was nothing.

“How is that possible?”

“I….I don’t know.” Just then, I almost screamed. My bones felt like they were crushing, my veins were burning. My heart was beating the fastest I’ve ever felt it beat. What was going on? Was I turning into a vampire? But….it can’t be possible.

Can it?


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