NOT YET BETAED!!
AND SEARCHING FOR A BETA!!
A Demon's Duet
Eden pressed the sharp knife against the vampire's throat. "Get off of me!" His heart beat rapidly, but he kept his face straight. He was going to die, there was no doubt about it, but he would be stupid not to try to get away.
The vampire did not pull away, he stared at Eden with a joyful smirk. He grabbed Eden's hand –the one that hold the knife- and slowly moved it down, holding it before his chest, at the place his heart should be. "There is just one way to kill a vampire. You have to stab him through his heart," the vampire said playful.
Eden's eyes widened and swallowed. The information the vampire gave him confused him a little, but not enough to distract him from his situation. Without a second thought, Eden tried to stab the vampire.
The vampire pulled away quickly. In the same movement he grabbed Eden's wrists and pressed them next to his head against the ground. He licked his lips and bowed to Eden's neck. "I like your courage," he purred into Eden's ear.
Eden let out a shuddering breath. He fisted his hands and closed his eyes. He tried to pull away, but the vampire kept him against the ground.
Suddenly a cheerful laugh reached Eden's ears.
The vampire sat up straight and let Eden's arms go, yet he did not get off of him. "You really are more fun than most humans, though you could work a little about your strength."
Eden was too confused to hear a single word of what the vampire told him. He stared at the vampire, not sure if he had to try to get away or not. He held his knife defensive before his chest again. Not because he planned to attack the vampire again, but he wanted to make sure the vampire wouldn't attack him either.
When the vampire stared back at Eden with a childish grin, Eden dared to open his mouth. "Y-you're not going to kill me?"
The vampire cocked his head again. "No. I just ate," he said shrugging. "Besides, if I would to kill you, I would kill myself as well. And I'm not in the mood to die yet. I'm too young anyway."
Eden stared quietly at the vampire –who was still sitting on top of him- and let out a shuddering but relieved breath. He closed his eyes for a moment, but did not let his guard down nor did he drop his knife. Even if the vampire didn't plan to kill him, there were still a lot of things he could do, including torture or enslavement.
Eden shivered thinking about it and quickly opened his eyes looking the vampire right into his eyes.
"If I was you, I would drop the knife. Killing me would mean your own dead too," the vampire informed Eden friendly.
Eden slowly lowered his knife, still keeping it between the vampire and him. If the vampire was right, how did he end up in this situation. He licked his lips and tried to remember what had happened after the moment he had heard the vampire and Alex coming closer.
Suddenly he remembered. "The magic!" he called out.
"Exactly," the vampire answered. "Now show me your mark." He start unbuckling the belt that Eden wore over his shirt.
Eden tried to pull away shocked. "What are you doing?!" he called out shocked. It was already the second time that the vampire did something Eden had never expected the vampire would do.
The vampire pulled Eden's shirt up and slide both his hands slowly over Eden's abdomen and chest.
Eden dropped his dagger next to him on the ground and used both hands to pull his shirt back down. "What are you planning? Just let go of me!" he called out in a mix of panic and anger.
The vampire grinned widely. "I just want to look at your mark."
"I don't have a mark!" Eden spit out angry.
"Yes, you do," the vampire said and forcefully pushed Eden's shirt up again. He revealed a pitch black mark on Eden's chest in the shape of a curly 's' with two small dots on each side. "There it is," he said and followed the lines of the mark with his index finger.
Eden quickly looked down and he saw the mark the vampire told about. He could barely see the mark on his chest because it was quite high, but he saw enough to feel wary about it.
The vampire suddenly pulled his own shirt up and showed Eden the exact same mark on his chest.
"It's pitch black," the vampire mentioned. "That could be a problem."
"What do you mean by that?" Eden asked shocked. "Does this have anything to do with the wall of energy that kept me from running away." It was the only reason Eden could think about, yet he hoped he was wrong.
"It has everything to do with that energy wall," the vampire said. "Let me explain." While he said that, he slowly pulled Eden's shirt down, on his way touching Eden's skin again. "The magic Alex used is a very commonly used magic that binds someone onto something or someone else."
Eden grabbed his shirt and pulled it down quickly, bitterly staring at the vampire and at the same time making sure he wouldn't miss a single word of what the vampire said.
The vampire's eyes met Eden's shortly. Another smirk appeared on the vampire's face, just before he sat down next to him and continued telling Eden about the magic.
Eden quickly sat up straight and shove away from the vampire, yet he made sure to be close enough to hear what the vampire said.
"A lot of vampire hunters use this spell. Most vampires are faster than their hunters and with a spell like that they can bind a vampire to a certain spot. The better they control the spell the longer they can bind a vampire onto something. Mostly that 'something' is a tree. It's the easiest way to kill a vampire. A hunter just waits until it's day or if they are in a forest, kill the tree by burning it."
Eden added the last pieces of the puzzle himself. "Don't tell me I'm going to be stuck with you for a long time?"
"Ok, then I won't," the vampire said and pushed himself on his feet. He stepped in front of Eden and stuck out his hand, offering Eden some help. "As far as I know, the only way to get rid of the spell is to wait until it wore out of by killing Alex, but maybe the elder knows what to do."
Eden ignored the hand and stood up by himself, fixing his cloths. "Wait a second," he said after he linked a few facts together. "You already killed Alex, why is it that we are still bounded?"
The vampire turned towards the stop where he had left the dead body of the hunter only minutes ago. "Then tell me where he is," the vampire said when he turned back to Eden.
Eden quickly looked around, searching for the body, but it was nowhere to be found. "W-what...?" Eden couldn't find words to express his confusing with.
"This was the fifth time I killed him." The vampire said and looked at Eden with his head cocked a little to the side.
Eden's eyes widened and swallowed. "What is he?"
The vampire snorted bitterly. "He taste like a human, but he certainly is not."
Eden licked his lips nervously, his eyes still scanning the area hoping to find the body. "So, what now?" Eden asked the vampire. Never he had expected to end up as badly as he did now.
"I think it would be best to go to the elder. He can certainly tell us how long it'll take for the bond to break, maybe he even knows another way to rid of the spell."
"The elder? That sounds like we're are going to a hole filled with vampires," Eden said. The thought only already made the hair in his neck stand up.
"It is a castle if you don't mind," the vampire said offended.
"Are you seriously going to take me to a place filled with vampires? Are you mad? I'm human remember!" Eden said completely ignoring the correction of the vampire.
"And what do you want to say?" the vampire asked shrugging. "Do you want this bond to break or not?"
Eden bit his lip painfully, yet not hard enough to make it bleed, because in the back of his head he knew there was still a vampire standing before him. There was no doubt the smell of blood would trigger the vampire. He took a deep breath and shook his head slightly. "I want it to break, so just promise me one thing. Make sure I get out of that castle alive."
The dark red eyes of the vampire stared directly into Eden's and he nodded. "That's a deal," he stuck out his hand grinning widely.
Eden swallowed and doubted if the vampire would keep his promise, though it was the best option to thrust the vampire on his word right now. He carefully took the surprisingly warm hand of the vampire. "It's warm," he mentioned carefully. "I thought vampires were cold beings."
"We are," the vampire said with a smile. "But blood warms us."
Eden nodded in understanding and suddenly noticed he was still holding the hand of the vampire. He quickly let go and turned his face into the forest. "So, I guess we have to travel at night, don't we?" he did not like the dark, not that he was scared for it, but because he couldn't see a lot he felt uncomfortable during the night.
"Yes," the vampire said simple. "I don't think we would survive if we would travel in the sunlight." He laughed quietly.
Eden took a deep breath. "I was already scared for that. Well, lead the way then, Vamp."
"O no. Please, don't call me vamp. You sound like Alex," the vampire said disguised. "Call me Xy'lan."
Eden looked though the corners of his eyes to the vampire. It was clear the vampire tried to make the journey a bit more comfortable for both of them and he appreciated it. "They call me Eden."
"Good, Eden," Xy'lan said. "Grab your bag and let's go! It is about a two night walk and the earlier we're there, the better right?" He did not wait until Eden was done and start walking.
Eden shock when the vampire strode away. He quickly grabbed his back and ran after the vampire, making sure not to lose Xy'lan out of sight or fall over tree roots, in the pitch dark forest.
Eden sat down on the cold floor with a sigh. After a whole night walking an no sleep he was exhausted and wanted to sleep. The vampire and he had found a cave only a few minutes before. One or maybe two hours they had searched for shelter. For a place where Xy'lan wouldn't get burned by the sunlight.
Eden stared outside of the cave and saw the sky slowly turning red, introduction the morning.
Xy'lan walked into the cave and threw blocks of dry wood in the cave. The vampire then turned around and looked at the sky. "Just in time," he said cheerful. He turned to Eden and smirked. "You look awful."
Eden stared angry at the vampire. "Thanks for letting me know," he said bitterly.
"No problem at all," Xy'lan answered as if nothing was the matter.
Eden did not react on it and felt his eyes slowly closing.
"Before you fall asleep," Xy'lan suddenly said. "I still need more wood and it is already to light for me to walk outside of this cave. There is a pile just outside the cave."
Eden growled and opened his eyes again. He slowly pushed himself on his feet and mumbled curses meant for the vampire, yet he did not refuse Xy'lan's request. He wasn't planning to press Xy'lan's buttons, simply because he wanted to die old.
Eden stumbled out of the cave and stopped in the entrance. A few rays of light shone through the trees down on him. He took a deep breath and enjoyed its warmth, because there was a huge change that this was one of the last times he could see or feel the sunlight on his skin. If he had enough bad luck, he would be stuck with the vampire for a long time.
When Eden noticed he almost fell asleep standing there, he dragged himself to the pile Xy'lan had told him about.
The wall around Xy'lan and him came closer and when Eden was only a step away from the wood it blocked his path.
A tired and irritated sigh past Eden's lips. He wanted to turn around and walk back to the cave -where he would try to control his anger and as the vampire to come closer to the entrance so he could grab the wood-, but then the wall moved away. He looked over his shoulder to the cave and saw Xy'lan standing in the shadow of entrance of the cave. He smiled friendly at Eden and waited until he would come back.
Eden turned back to the pile of wood and grabbed as much as he could carry. Slowly he walked back to the cave and threw the wood on the pile Xy'lan had already made.
"Thank you very much," Xy'lan said and sat down next to the pile of wood, trying to make a campfire.
Eden did not react. He sat down on the ground and grabbed his bag. He pulled the cloth he had used as a towel and spread it over himself as a blanket. Then he lay down with his back to the vampire.
"You should lay closer to the fire." Eden heard the vampire tell him and Eden reacted on it with a low growl. "You're the one who wanted a campfire." He mumbled. He was irritated that the vampire was still keeping him awake.
"I made it for you," the vampire said a little offended. "I thought you could use some warmth while you sleep."
Eden opened his eyes and slowly turned on his other side, looking at the vampire.
They quietly stared at each other for a short while.
Then Eden slowly turned back on his other side, quietly mumbling a thanks and crawled a little bit closer to the fire.
"No problem," Xy'lan's friendly reply came.
Eden snorted still irritated and closed his eyes again. This time falling asleep before Xy'lan had the change to keep him awake.
~To Be Continued~