I really wanted to try a vamp fic, so here's my first one! Go easy one me, I'm really excited about this plot and can't wait to see you guys' reactions!
Man has always had misconceptions about vampires. Novelists have taken the few known facts about the undead and twisted them into the widely-accepted image of light-hating creatures who slaughter man and animal alike. Some of what mortals write and say is true and some is not, but they are not wise enough to know the difference. Vampires exsist, stronger, wiser, and more powerful than any human.
Run. Duck. Jump. Land, roll, run. Dont bother to breathe. It isn't necessary. Chocolate brown locks slapped against his forehead, the cold night air slicing his throat. He came to a halt near a lit bus stop and under it to shelter himself from the pounding rain. Taking a deep breath and leaning against the glass, he glanced around. Calm Prussian eyes noticed a young, worn girl sitting near him, but he didn't pay her any mind as an alarm rang in his head. Immediately he ducked to the left just before the glass was shattered by his pursuer's fist. Leaping up, he started to run again, back down the alley he had come from.
'Why doesn't Kayor just give up?' he wondered.
"Yui!" the man behind him screamed as 'Yui' flung a large piece of glass back at him. Something confused Yui, however, as he heard two sets of footfalls come closer. Swiftly he hid behind a dumpster, waiting to see if Kayor had an accomplice.
A tall man rounded the corner. He was dressed all in black and had black hair that hung to his shoulders. Bright amber eyes scanned the alley, looking for his prey.
Tsukino Usagi walked slowly to the bus stop, only wanting to get out of the rain. Glancing at her watch, she sighed heavily.
'2:15. Why can't the youma attack during the day, like they used to?'
Usagi slumped onto the plastic bench, wincing. Her back had gotten cut up badly and her self-healing ability hadn't been working well lately, leaving her wounded for a few weeks before the aches began to dull and the cuts to fade. It was all she could do to hide her many cuts, bruises, and late-night ventures from her parents.
Suddenly a young man ran into the sheltered area. Mere seconds later a fist smashed through the glass. Openmouthed in horror, Usagi watched as the first boy ran off again, the second close behind. A strange feeling pulled at her and she ran after them.
Crouched on top of the dumpster, the boy waited for his moment. He was shocked to see a young girl following behind.
'If Kayor finds her, she's dead.' Yui thought. 'Stay back, kid.' he warned silently, grinning as he saw her freeze in place.
'Weak human. She'll stay there until I command her to move.' he thought, grin widening.With that, he jumped from his resting place, daggers drawn. His foe spun around just in time, pulling his own daggers from their hiding places. They each held one dagger of sharp silver, the other of wood. Silver was like a poison to the undead and would eat away at the flesh from the inside. Wood, if it pierced the skin, would kill them almost instantly.
Like a beautiful, strange dance the two circled, daring the other to come closer. Kayor moved first and the silver flashed in the moonlight as daggers met. When they jumped back, Yui had a deep cut running from his right shoulder to the bottom left of his torso.
"Oh my god," Usagi whispered, unbelieving. It was like watching one of those late night horror films. "They're real." she breathed. She watched as the two clashed again, attempting to bury a splinter in the other. Something held her back from moving towards them but she fought against it and soon won.
"Come on Kayor!" Yui taunted, seeing Kayor's amber eyes flash at his words.
"Give it up, Hiiro!" Kayor replied. Hiiro didn't respond, just launched another attack. This time, Kayor played a trick on him and soon had him by the neck. As Hiiro struggled, Kayor slammed him into the dumpster and raised his wooden dagger.
"I'll tell them that the better man won." he promised, holding the dagger above his head. Hiiro did not flinch or fight, just watched the girl out of the corner of his eye as she lept up and snatched the wooden weapon. In one swift motion she spun in the air and used her momentum to bury the stake deep into Kayor's back. Kayor spun around and grabbed her by the throat, eyes widening in fury. His long nails raked at the skin of her neck as a shadow lept from the ground and engulfed him, leaving only a pile of dust. Usagi immediately dropped the stake and looked up at him, into his deep Prussian eyes.
Big mistake. She promptly passed out but he caught her before she ever hit the ground.
"Silly human." he said in a light monotone. Quickly he scaled the fire escape, carrying the strange girl with him. He had many hideouts hidden throughout the city, and he prayed that none of his friends were at this one tonight. As he reached the top floor he climbed through the window and scanned the room, finding that they were alone.
Gently he set her down on the worn mattress. Placing a hand on her forehead, he muttered a few words and waited. Soon her eyelids lifted to reveal the most shockingly blue eyes he had ever seen. In these depths he saw her go from confusion to realization and then to fear. She sat up a little and tried to back away from him, but stopped as she looked at him fully. Something unreadable entered her eyes as she saw the cuts he bore, both from the fight she witnessed and the one that ended just before he ran into the bus stop. She moved forward, closer to him, putting her hand out slowly. Just before she touched his skin he flinched.
"Does it hurt?" she asekd in a whisper, innocently. He nodded. She touched his shoulder and he hissed, looking away. Hoping he wouldn't kill her, Usagi put her other hand at the end of the cut and took a deep breath. She sent a quick shock of her own energy through him, and the felsh instantly pulled together and healed, leaving only a faint white line where the cut had been.
Hiiro looked at the girl, confused and suspicious. What was she? Though vampires possess the ability to heal quickly, healing others required some of their own blood. And this girl used none.
"Who are you?" he demanded, regretting his tone as she cowered in fear. Hiiro sighed.
"I'm not going to hurt you, I'm just curious. What's your name?"
"Tsukino Usagi." she replied.
"Usagi." he rolled the name off his tongue, testing its sound.
"Can I ask you a question?" Usagi asked.
"Sure." Hiiro replied slowly. 'She sure trusts easily.'
"Are you- a- a vampire?" she stuttered.
"That's what my kind is called by humans, yes. We are the undead, the Akuji."
"It's an ancient tongue, long dead to the living of this world. It means 'dead and awake'." She was silent for a few moments.
"Are you going to let me go?" she asked, unable to meet his eyes.
"Hai!" Hiiro replied quickly. He was fascinated; in the many, many years he had been a vampire he had never met anyone like her before.
"Why did you help me?" he asked.
"You were hurt." Usagi replied, as if it were the simplest thing in the world.
"Not why did you heal me, why did you kill Kayor? Most humans wouldn't have followed us."
.... seconds passed and she did not reply ....
"I don't know." she finally gave up. She wasn't about to tell him that she felt the evil coming from Kayor and suspected him of being a powerful youma. No way... Outside, thunder crashed suddenly and she moved closer to him on instinct. Another thunder clap sounded and she gripped his arm in fear.
'She's afraid of thunder but isn't afraid of two vampires?' Hiiro wondered in amazement. A strange feeling grew inside him but he shoved it away.
"You can stay the night here if you're afraid of returning home." he offered, kicking himself as he said so. Usagi looked around, mind screaming what her mouth would not.
"I won't bite you or anything, I promise." Hiiro told her, piling blankets onto the mattress to make it softer. Usagi looked up at him from her seat, eyes searching for something within his Prussian depths. Whatever she was looking for she must have found because she nodded and lay down, pulling a thin blanket to her chin to ward off some of the cold. Hiiro sat on a pillow next to her, unmoving, except to blink occasionally.
With a jolt he realized what she had done. Usagi had staked one of the most powerful vampires 'alive', one of the leaders of the Clan. And such a kill did not go unpunished. She would be hunted by the best there was until she was dead, that was for sure.
He sighed and looked at her sleeping form. There was no way that he was letting her die for something he had gotten her into... Wait a minute, he hadn't gotten her into it, she followed them of her own accord. But she did kill Kayor and she did heal him, and there was something about her... something he was yet to place. He wanted to find out what was so special about this girl, this Usagi. There and then he made a silent vow.
'I will protect her and keep her alive and away from the hunters until I figure out why she's so different from all the others. On the moon, I swear it.'
Ironic, ne, that he would choose this celestial body to swear upon?
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