The Blood Feud

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A war between vampires and humans, where the vampire princess Ava save the human Andrew from slavery and they end up running away together.

Submitted: July 17, 2012

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The Blood Feud

 

If you think vampires are just like in the movies. You’re wrong. In the real world they’re sneakier and more dangerous that you’d ever known. In the movies most of them sleep in coffins and a lot of ways you can kill a vampire too, like with holy water or a stake in the heart. Well, all those things are just rumours. In the real world they don’t eat or sleep at all. Cause they’re already dead. But of course they still need blood because of the dead thing and you can only kill a vampire by beheading it. They are dangerous, because they can walk outside in the sun and they look like the humans too. No red eyes or white skin. So in the real world, it would be harder to spot a vampire. I should know that, because I’m one of them. I am the vampire princess.

It is a terrible time. There’s a war going on and the worst you can think of. My father is the vampire king and has been fighting the humans, since before they even knew about us. Dad is talking to the vampire council again, which he does almost every day, since the war began and I want to know what they all talk about, so I listen in to see what went on.

“We have to do something my lord. The hunters are getting smarter every minute.” Said a council member all worried.

“We need the A-group and the B-group in sector 2 in the east side of town.”  Said dad and planning his war into the last detail.

“My lord, I should tell, there is a rumour that the hunters know, where you live.” Said dad’s right hand man and send a serious look back to dad.

“Just get extra look outs at the east tower and the north tower.”

“Yes, my lord.” Said the council and walk out.

The council come out the doors, so I hurry to hide behind the barrels in the corner next to the doors, in case I get caught for listening in.

Suddenly I hear the house alarm go off, sounding like a scream. I stay behind the barrels in the corner. Dad’s right hand man come running inside to the meeting room, where my dad still is. I carefully move forward from the barrels to see what is going on in the room. Dad´s right hand man is holding a human by his neck. He is being hit in the head, so I can tell from the smell of his blood that he is human. I don’t understand, what is happening. What is that human doing here?

“Get him out.”

“What do you want to do with him, my lord?” Said the right hand man and holds him by his neck.

“Throw him in the cage to the others.”

I can’t help being concerning, when my dad said the cage. The cage is a room, where dad keeps the human slaves and they don’t last long down there. I don’t know, what it is, but when I look at the human, something comes over me and I have to do something, so I storm in through the doors.

“Let me have him, dad.”

My dad and his right hand man look shocked to see me here and they know I have been listening in.

“You want him, Ava”

“Yes.”

“My lord, she can’t. He’s a vampire hunter and we never use hunters as slaves. It’ll be too dangerous having him inside the mansion”

My dad looks at me all serious and then he looks at the human.

“Who is your leader human?” Asked dad and make his deep and determine look.

“I have no leader.”

“What are you babbling about?” Said the right hand man and looking very furious.

We all looked confused.

“My dad is the vampire hunters’ leader.”

Dad got all mad, almost exploded, when the human said that.

He grabs the guy in the arm.

“Your dad is Chuck.” Asked dad and raging in anger.

“Yes.”

Dad couldn’t take it. Chuck is the most dangerous and most feared hunter of all of the vampire hunters and is the hunters’ leader. All the vampires fear him. Dad tells his right hand man to throw the guy in the iron house. I’m shaking just by the thought of it. The iron house is dad´s private torture chamber and the most horror firing room in the mansion. I can’t let it happen to this human. I have to help him somehow.

“I want him to be my personal slave?” I said and tried not to show any pettiness.

“Alright, if you think you can handle it.”

“My lord.”

“It’ll be fine. I trust Ava.”

The human look my way and I look at him. He looks all mysterious with his look in his eyes and I feel something. He’s different. My dad let go of the human and his right hand man grabbed him by the neck again.

“I’ll take him.”

“Alright.” Said the right hand man and threw him down on the cold floor.

I run to him and take him in the arm to give him support and whisper to him in his ear, if he is okay, like he did with me at the diner. I know my dad won’t tolerate, if he hear I’m talking nice to humans, especially when they’re slaves. The human look at me astonishing and I bet, he thinks it is strange for a vampire to be friendly to a human, but somehow I don’t care at all. I take the human to my bedroom and put him on the chair by the makeup table.

Then it knocks on the door to my room. It is one of the guards, who give me clothes for the human. I close the door and throw the clothes to the human for him to wear. The clothes are made from old sacks, so they look all worn out.

“What are those?” Asked the human and looks all strange at the clothes.

“They’re clothes.”

“I’m not wearing that.”

“You don’t have a choice. All the slaves are wearing them.”

The human put them on and looks all dirty, when he’s wearing them.

“Why are you so nice to me? Vampires are always horrible to humans.”

“Do you want me to be horrible?”

We both smile to each other and then laugh out loud. Somehow I can see the way he looks at me, there’s something good about him.

“I’m Andrew.”

“I’m Ava.”

“I know. You’re the vampire princess.”

I look surprising, because he knows I’m the princess right away.

 “My dad told me about you and your dad.”

“He did.”

“Yeah, he says you have to know your enemies.”

I grin.

“Well, what do you want me to do?” Said Andrew, looks and not even afraid to be here.

“What?”

“I am your slave, right?”

“Right.”

“So…” Said Andrew, waits for me to answer.

“You can bring me some blood.”

“Sure.”

The human Andrew starts walking against the door and then he turned around.

“Where?”

I laugh.

“You’ll get it in the feeding room.”

“The feeding room?”

 Andrew looks all confusing.

“It’s where my dad and the rest of the vampires in the mansion have their own private feast.”

Andrew looks more worried now and sends me a frighten look.

“Just walk slowly in and walk pass them to the big door behind a red curtain. That’s where they keep all the blood they get from the blood bank.”

“The blood bank?”

“Yeah, my dad owns his own blood bank.”

I can see on Andrew´s face he don’t like the thought of a vampire, who owns his own blood bank. Andrew opens the door and closes it. I wait for a long time and start to worry, so I walk out see if he’s alright. I walk down the hallway and see Andrew by the door into the feeding room.

“What are you doing?” I Whispered.

“Sssh.”

“They’re in here.”

“Who?” I asked all confusing.

“The vampires.”

“So?”

“I’m not going in there. What if they all start to feed on me?”

“Just wait here. I’ll go in.”

Inside the feeding room my dad and the other vampires are feeding on his human slaves and have their sharp fangs in their skin. Some have in a human’s wrist and others have in the classic place of the neck. I walk slowly through the room, because my dad hates to be disturbed, when he’s feeding.

“Ava, what are you doing?” I heard somehow ask behind me.

I stop and turn around. Dad is looking right at me with a strange look and with his mouth full of blood.

“I’m just getting a blood bag.”

“That’s why I let you have that human. You can feed on him”

 “I can’t.”

“What!?”

“I said…”

“I heard what you said, Ava.”

“You’re not supposed to care about them. The only thing they are here for are for slavery and food”

“I know.”

I take some blood in the room behind the curtain and quickly walk to the door. I look over my shoulder and see only animals. I just want to get out. I close the door and grab Andrew´s arm.

“Did you get the blood?”

“Yes.”

“Where’re we going?” Asked Andrew and looks confusing.

I’m too upset to answer, so I just rush down the hall to my room and slam the door behind me.

“What’s going on?”

“I can’t take it.” I said frustrating.

“What?”

“This place is driving me crazy. I don’t see vampires here. I only see animals.”

“I thought vampires feed like that.

”I don’t. I’ve always fed on blood bags”

“Haven’t you seen the feeding room before?”

“No, I always had another one go in there for me.”

“Wow, you are really not like other vampires.”

“Do you want to help me?”

“How?”

“I can come with you.”

“Where?”

“Into town.”

He looks all confusing.

“I’m your slave.”

“Fool you’ve never been my slave. I just didn’t want my dad to throw you into the iron house.”

He looks all surprising and touched at the same time.

“Well are you going to help me or what?”

“Ava, I would love to help, but every hunter out there will recognize you.”

I walk over to my closet to take a  red cloak out, throw it on myself and put the hoody over my head.

“What do you think?”

“Well, you sure don’t look like a princess anymore.”

I look at his worn out slave clothes and thought they look terrible. I look in my closet and throw him a pair of black pants and a black t-shirt.

“Put them on.”

“Where are my old clothes?”

“My dad threw them out. He does that with all the slaves’ old clothes.”

Andrew put the new clothes on I gave him.

“They look great. Where’d you get them?”

“Just something I had in my closet.”

“But they’re man’s clothes.”

“I use them, when I want to sneak out, okay.”

He gives me a little smile.

“Let’s go.”

“Wait don’t you need more blood, if we´re running away?”

“I can’t. My dad will just get suspicious.”

“My dad has blood.”

I look all astonishing at him.

“Your dad?”

“Yeah, he uses them to torture vampires with.”

“Can you get them?”

“I think so.”

We walk down the streets of the town, who looks more like a war zone now. Some still drive their cars, but most cars are destroyed or smashed and are lying down the streets. Even some of them are on fire and humans walk with guns to defend themselves against vampires, but most who do are the hunters, and I’m afraid that any human will figure out I’m a vampire and the princess.

“Don’t let them see you’re scared and they won’t be suspicious.” Said Andrew and hold his arm over my shoulders, to make it look like we are a human couple out for a walk.

I try to walk normally without any fear for hunters. I grab Andrews’s right hand and hold it. I figure they won’t be suspicious, if we are holding hands like a couple. Too bad it’s forbidden for vampires and humans to be together, because we would make a great couple. I keep thinking it’s a bad idea, but I can’t help myself looking at him. It’s good I have my hoody on, so he won’t notice me looking. Andrew has dark hair. It’s not black nor is it brown and he has the most beautiful honey brown eyes. I’ve never seen a human with such a perfect tan and a perfect smile. I’m spellbound by his beauty and I guess humans can be beautiful like vampires are. I look away as he is turning his head to me.

“Something wrong?”

I know it is wrong to ask, since I don’t really know him, but I just went for it.

“How old are you, Andrew?”

“I’m 24. Why?”

“Just curious.” I said, trying not to blush.

I look at him and after telling me his age, he look all male like, like a real man.

“Can I know your age then?”

I look at him, thinking I want to tease him.

“Human years or vampire years?”

“How about both.”

We both laugh out loud.

“I’ve been 17 since 1776.”

Andrew look astonishing, but he keeps looking into my eyes, as I’m looking into his. We start to get tired of walking, but it’s good we are not downtown anymore.

“We have to find shelter for the night.”

“We´ll go to a motel. I have some cash with me.” Said Andrew and holding me close.

Later on Andrew and we get to a place called “The Black Lantern” It looks like a really strange and torn down place and I’m not sure, if it’s a good idea to go in there or not, but I won’t tell Andrew. Andrew walks inside to the Black Lantern through the door and I follow him. The door sounds all squeaky. Inside it is older, but it is decorated beautifully with red curtains and red corner sofas. Everything is red, even the doors are, which made it weirder, than it already is. No one is here and it’s all quiet, but still we don’t go, because we don’t have anywhere else to go. Since it is the closest place, we can find. We walk over to ring the bell, so we can check in, but no one is coming.

“Hello.” I shouted out loud. “Is anybody here?”

“I guess no one is here.” Said Andrew and turned to go back out.

“There has to be.”

“Let’s go.”

“We’re not going Andrew. This is the closest place and it’s getting dark soon anyway.”

“But no one is here.”

“We are staying. I don’t care how long it’ll take. We are not going anywhere.”

Andrew gave up. I guess he realized you can’t win with me. We walk over to one of the couches in the corner, to wait for someone to come back. The old dusty clock in the lobby strike midnight and Andrew started to look sleepy, since he’s not used to be awake in the night, like I am. The squeaky door began slowly to open and a strange man walks in with he’s huge boots and sits down on the red armchair on the opposite side of the couch, where Andrew and I are sitting. He keeps staring at Andrew with a mysterious and dark look, but I don’t say anything to the man and neither did Andrew.

“Is he your human?”

Andrew gasps and then he looks at me with a weird look on his face. He probably found out the strange man is a vampire, but I could smell it the minute he walked in here. He keeps staring, so I answer him back.

“Yes he is.”

Andrew looks at me astonishing.

“Too bad.” Said the man, staring with a hungry look.

The man and I keep staring at each other, when another one walks in through the door. He walks and stops behind the counter, where you check in. Andrew looks at me and waits for me to say the word.

“Let’s go.” I said and walk with Andrew over to the check in counter and stop right in front of it.

“Can I help you?”

“We want a room.”

The man is about to book us in on the computer, when he takes of his eyes off the screen and looks right at Andrew.

“Is he human?”

“Yes. So?”

“So humans can’t check in. They follow as a snack.”

“Fine. I want a room, please.”

“Alright. Your name?”

I look at him and think it’s not a good idea to give him my real name. Since I’m the princess and all, it’s far too dangerous.

“Veronica Hensley.”

He books me in on the computer and gives me a key. Andrew and I walk up the stairs and down the hall to find the room.

Andrew looks at me and opens his mouth.

“Is this a vampire motel?”

“Yes.”

“Did you know?”

I look at Andrew all mad. Why would he even think of that?

“Of course not!”

We get to the door to the motel room and walk inside.

 “So how long are we supposed to stay in this dreadful place?”

“I don’t know.” I snapped at him.

“That’s good to know.”

I started to get mad and raise my voice at him.

“Look, what do you want me to do? It’s not my fault, we are here. I was just following you.”

“Are you saying this is my fault?”

“I’m just saying, we wouldn’t be here in this motel, if you didn’t happen to go inside.”

We look all furious, like we want to kill each other. But I know it won’t help much, if we stay mad at each other all the time.

“I’m sorry.” I said, but Andrew still looks mad at me.

“To tell you the truth, if you haven’t walked in. I would have.” Said Andrew and couldn’t help given me a smile. “I’m sorry too.”

It knocks on the door and I open it. It’s the vampire downstairs in the lobby from before.

“What do you want?” I snapped at him.

“I just want to know, if you want to grab a bite with me?”

“No thanks, I’m good.”

“It’s AB positive.”

“Not interested.”

“Why not?”

“I have my own.”

The vampire looks at Andrew and gives him a smirk.

“Alright. Maybe another time then?”

“Sure.”

I close the door and turn around to Andrew.

“Sorry about that.”

“What did he mean by AB positive?”

“Well, it’s rare for vampires to find.”

“So, why don’t you go with him?”

“I only hunt in emergencies.”

“Are you hungry now?”

“Why will you even ask me that? And in a place like this.”

“Do you still have the blood bags you took from your dad’s private stock?”

“No not anymore. I drank them earlier”

“You can have my blood.”

“NO!” I yelled at him and trying not to think about the thought about drinking Andrew´s delicious blood.

Andrew looks in his leather jacket and searches in his pockets. He takes out his hand of his right pocket and holds a pocket knife in it. Then he takes his left hand up to the knife and slices it right in his palm. He holds the pain inside and blood is dripping from his hand, but he doesn’t say a word, not even a cry.

“What are you doing?”

“Drink.”

“Are you out of your mind? I’ll kill you.”

“I’ll take my chances.”

“Why are you doing this?”

“You’re hungry aren’t you?”

Andrew is right. I am hungry and I can’t hold it back much longer. I look down on his hand, where he cut himself. The smell of his blood is strong. It’s like a sweet aroma to me and I need it so bad. I grab his hand and hold it up to my mouth. I open my mouth slowly and move the fangs closer and then slowly put the fangs in the cut, because I don’t want to hurt him too much. I began to suck and hurt Andrew from the biting, but he keeps holding the pain inside. I want to stop hurting him, but I can’t do it, because his blood is indescribable. It tastes like nothing I’ve never had before. His blood is like sweet honey and I can’t stand it, so I’m biting harder with my fangs. Andrew cries out loud in pain, but I can’t help myself for wanting more of his delicious blood.  He tries to break free, but isn’t no use. I have my claws deep inside him. Andrew is screaming to make me stop and tears his hand out of my mouth, but it makes a huge cut in his hand that blood starts dripping from his hand and down on the dark floor. I can see that he’s in pain, but all I can think about is the taste of his blood and I’m feeling really bad about it.

“I’m sorry.”

“It’s fine.” Said Andrew, holding back his dreadful pain.

“No it’s not. I could have killed you.”

“But you didn’t. Besides it’s my fault. I cut my own hand in the first place.”

“You’re not hungry anymore, are you?” Asked Andrew and looks all worried that if I was, I would try to kill him again.

“All full.”

“Thank god.”

We both laugh out loud. The night is long since we are worried that someone will find out where we are. Andrew put on a bandage around his hand that he brought with him, just in case. I want to help him, but the scent is just too strong for me to handle.
 

“Are you okay?”

“Yeah.” I said, but I know I’m not, because his blood makes me thirstier than ever. It’s only a matter of time, before I’m beginning to slaughter him, like my dad is doing with his prey.

“Are we going to get the blood bags from your dads place?”

“In the morning.”

“I thought we could rest first.”

“I need them now.”

“But it’s the middle of the night. All the vampires will be out and they’ll smell me right away.”

“NOW, ANDREW!”

Andrew looks afraid. I guess he has a feeling I will feed on him, if we don’t leave immediately.

“Okay, we´ll leave now.”

We grab our stuff and run out the door and out the motel doors. It’s raining outside and the moon is out. Nobody is on the streets, where we are walking, which is strange. I’m starting to feel weak and pale. I guess, because I haven’t eaten from a human in centuries I get hungry quicker and have a harder time to control it. I collapse, but Andrew grabs me in his arms and carries me in his arms. I turn my head on the side, so I can see where we are going. I keep getting weaker and my throat is all dry like sand paper. Andrew´s blood is getting stronger, but I try to keep fighting against it, because I don’t want to hurt him. He tells me to hang in there and while he walks with me in his arms, I look up at Andrew and start to get a strange feeling. My dead heart starts to burn and somehow my body feels warm all over, which is really strange, when you’re dead. Andrew looks down at me and I feel really weird, like I’m going to be sick.

“Are you okay?”

I don’t answer, but I keep looking at him with this weird feeling and wonder what it’s happening to me.

“You look really pale. You want me to stop?”

I’m so weak that it’s hard to get any words out.

“I’m so thirsty…”

“Let’s rest over there for a bit.”

I turn my head to see, where he points at. We stop over by a broken bridge, where there is just enough room to rest beneath it. Andrew carefully puts me down on the dirty ground and sit up against the concrete wall to rest for himself. It starts to get lighter, so we need to be more careful now. Andrew got up and starts to walk away from me.

“Where are you going?”

“Don’t worry. I’m just trying to see, if I can find some blood for you.”

I look at him all worried and I’m afraid he’s going to leave me here.

“I won’t be long.”

I watch him walk away from me and wait and wait for him to come back to me. I wait for a long time and start to get scared and worried. What if he never comes back? Will he just leave me here? I know he isn’t like that, but I can’t help myself thinking of it. It became darker up in the sky and started to rain again. He isn’t coming back. I’m so weak that I can’t get up and I feel all helpless, like this is the end. Suddenly I hear footsteps in the rain and they’re getting closer to me. Maybe it is another vampire or Andrew? Maybe he finally came back for me. But what if it isn’t? What if it’s a hunter inspecting the area or something? Either way, I can’t move a muscle. I lay all quiet, hoping I won’t be seen, but the steps keep getting louder and bigger. A pair of big black boots stops in front of my head. I’m afraid it’s a hunter, so I look up slowly. But because of the dark sky and the heavy rain, I can’t see who it is. I can only see a black shadow staring directly at me. Then I feel something from behind, but before I could see what it is, I got hit in the head. I wake up and start to come to myself and realize I’m tied to a chair. I look around. The room is dark and looks really bazar, like a laboratory. There are injections, knifes and even chains, so I figure it’s a torture chamber. I try to get free, but it’s too tight and there’s no way I can escape anyway. I’m too fragile and simply just too weak. I wonder what happens and where Andrew is, but it’s all a big mystery. A door opens and a man with black clothes, leather jacket and black boots comes in and I know right away that it’s the man in the rain. He walks over to me and looks me in the eyes, but I’m not afraid. I’m just really hungry. He turns around and takes something up from a trunk he keeps on the floor, and when he turns around, I see he holds a blood bag in his right hand and a glass in his left. He opens the blood bag and pours the blood up in the glass. The smell of the blood makes me hungrier and I feel like dying, but I know he’s only doing it to torture me.

“Care for a drink?”

The man is holding the glass of blood up to my mouth and I look at him all pale and fragile, trying to hold the hunger back. 

“You don’t look so good. Said the man, looking at me and then starts to break into laughter. Are you okay?”

He makes a cocky smile.

“Who are you and what am I doing here…” I asked, but because I’m too weak I can hardly speak at all.

“The name´s Chuck and you’re at my place.”

I’m in shock. Somehow I have ended up at Andrews’s dad´s place and looking at this place it’s not going to end well.  Andrews’s dad takes a knife and began to cut in my skin. I start to scream out in pain and because I need blood, I’m too weak to fight back. I see the door opens and Andrew barge in.

“Dad. Don’t!”

Andrews’s dad turns around with the knife dripping with my blood.

“Andrew. You’re just in time for the grand finale.”

Andrews’s dad takes a long sword he keeps in the corner, and then he swings it to cut my head off. I look at Andrew for the last time and tears run down my face for the first time in centuries. Now I know what that strange feeling is. I have fallen in love.


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