Tears of Vampires
Chapter 35: Kings of Ends
A/N: Thank you all so much for reading and staying by my side. I really hope that you like this very long process of getting this damned story finished. You have fun with this chapter and I'll see if Mindless Tears can ride once again. Yeah. I love you all and have fun with the story.
Trees rustled in the wind while dark figures communed in a graveyard. The dark figure in the center seemed livid with anger. He turned this way and that throwing angry words and random curses here or there. The ones standing in the circle wondered if they would live to see the sun rise.
"I'm sorry your majesty, that's about all I can do."
"Its ok healer, it was more than I could ask for. How about my son-in-law?"
"He'll live but needs more practice with his powers. He was lucky this time but another incident like that and he could be lost forever."
Three figures sat in the trees surrounding the graveyard. Patches on their arms spoke of where they were from and who sent them. One was a human carrying a large metal case. The other two were vampires with rifles strapped to their backs. They watched the group before preparing for the task at hand.
"I'm not going to continue this argument Adom."
"But Master, they are not married and…"
"Enough! I gave you an extra week because of both of your sons and their mates. Now, I need you at the table with me. Lucian will not be able to handle it alone."
"Master, he's not family I know you picked him because of the promise you made with Michael. But he's not…"
"Silence! I have made the decision and the council agrees. Do as I say Adom or pay the price."
The human cracked his neck while cracking the case open. Lying inside the case was parts of an advance sniper rifle. When his companions asked what model it was he just smirked. He carefully lifted the barrel and center piece and screwed on the barrel. Next a spiral cord and then the process continued with other attachments.
The two vampires huffed at not knowing what type of rifle but then turned their attention to the group in the graveyard. They picked out a few targets and one they chose at the same. They fought for the target by hitting each other and rustling the trees.
The human glared at the two and told them to hush. The leaves rustled and the human hissed at the two claiming the main target. The two began to protest but the human raised his fully loaded and prepared rifle at the two. They stopped instantly.
"I said no Master."
"You have no say in this."
"I am not Michael and won't bend to your whims."
"You will do as you're told."
"Not on my life."
"That could be arranged."
"Fine, but my answer is still no."
"You insolent child."
"Give it to Darres."
"You were chosen Amos not him. You cannot refuse me."
"I will and I Can… I will leave."
"What of Tori?"
"Find her another mate. I will not break for you."
"You would leave your mate over this?"
"The first mark was made but I will not make the second."
"I will not. She knows this and it was you fault for doing this to her… and me."
"Take the crown Amos if not for her then the clan. Don't leave this family as they are."
The human aimed at the center figure that threw a curse at another member. A head shot and heart shot should do the trick. The vampires finished splitting the others between themselves. They loaded and cocked their weapons, waiting for the first shot. The center figure fell in the heap.
"You're leaving me aren't you?"
"Very well, I will not ask you to stay but I will wait for you."
"I apologize. Four hundred years and this is all I can give. That's just pathetic."
"Stop, you have given me what you have given no one else. I will hold on to it till you return."
"I will come back…one day."
The two vampires smiled as the body hit the floor.
The circle was in chaos while bodies hit the floor. The circle tried to find out why their fellow members were falling without any curse or hex being thrown.
One by one each fell not knowing who or what instigated the attack. Cries of fear and anger rang through the night. It was over.
"Harry, you should be resting. You had a bad empath attack."
"I'll miss you."
"Hn… figures. You barely know me…did Master put you up to this?"
"No. I just wanted to say bye."
"Good bye Harry. I will miss you as well."
"She's crying for you."
"She doesn't shed tears. She can't."
"No, her soul."
The three assassins laughed at their handy work and pack up their things. The human cracked his neck again and he inserted another piece. The vampires sat for awhile before dropping to the floor. They waited patiently as the human finished his work. He clicked the case shut then dropped it in the waiting arms of one of the duo. The other held out his arms to catch his companion. The human stalled before sliding off the branch and landed safely in the waiting arms.
He thanked his friend and he smiled. He carried the human in his arms as they trekked back to the car.
Amos growled as he stepped into the room. Lukel came to him saying that Severus wanted to speak before he departed. Amos had just opened his car door.
He hadn't knocked and ignored Harry's questioning eyes, making his way over to the seats by the fireplace.
Amos heard about the events leading to the injury of the youngest prince and his mate. Darres was possessed by Amos's former mentor and almost merged with the soul that day. Master Drago came in time to save the family and save Harry's mental state.
Amos, Tori and Chaplin had come two days later and Chaplin had begged forgiveness from Drago. Chaplin had promised to Drago long ago to inform him of any events happening to his family. Drago granted forgiveness at a price. Chaplin now must stay in the castle till Drago saw fit his crime was paid and Amos thought that would take a bit longer than need be.
Severus was left blind in his left eye and in one year's time his right would go as well. The healer said he was lucky but the acid poison was still in his blood for another two months. Harry was banned from drinking it till they were sure the poison had left the young prince's system. His sight would return once it ran its course in his eyes.
Amos sat in the chair adjacent to Severus. He stared at the fireplace not realizing he never had noticed its details before. He had been in Severus's rooms many times before and this particular item had slipped from his radar.
The fireplace was made of black marble but that wasn't what made it beautiful. It was the small statues. There where devils and cherub angels all over, from base to top. Each had details so immaculate and yet each one was different from the other. Of course, they moved like every other beautiful image. Yet, unlike the portraits and tapestries of grand battles this one was free moving. It would not start over again once it was done, it was alive.
The devils were beautiful with the details of each and every sharp curve of the body. The torso was always strong and gorgeous to vampires whom had dealings with the devils. The goat legs were powerful in design and seemed to hold beauty in the fur.
The cherubs were beauty laced with a strange innocence. They seemed to not be very understanding on some level but they were very adventures. The soft face and small wings just added to the innocence. What made them stand out was the level of submissiveness held in the angels and the dominance in the devils.
The thing that intrigued Amos the most was what they were doing. A certain level of intimacy that only lovers held for each other was displayed for all to see. Soft caress, tender kisses and just the pure closeness of partners is what the little figures displayed.
It was also a game of power and the devils had no problem of showing the angels that they excelled in that. They even play with each other and then stop altogether before the game started again. Amos wondered if display was reenactments of Severus and Harry being together in this very room.
Amos's eyes continued to travel the mantle till he found that a couple was having sex. He smirked at this while paying attention to the angel. It was pure bliss on his soft cherub features and the devil showed nothing but love in his beautiful features.
"He loves that angel."
Amos shot his head over to his companion. He hadn't noticed that he had ignored Severus this whole time. He could see the eye patch that now covered the young prince's left eye. It was a hand embroider patch with green stitching in the shape a snake curled around a bow. Amos figured that Harry got it for him.
"That devil loves that in his arms." The devil gave a violent thrust to his lover. Severus continued. "When I first had it that devil was the first one to sleep around more than the others. He took pride in his conquest. The angel was shy and stayed clear of the devils and was teased by the other angels."
Amos watched as the angel writhed, clinging to the one anchor he had and thought of himself. Amos was a shy kid and very un-promiscuous in his adult hood. He only felt like himself when Tori had traveled with him before his turning. He remembered when had at first mistaken her for a human child. She insulted him and said he was an idiot. Now all he knew and had was this clan and Tori, and her love.
"When did the devil notice him?" Amos asked feeling tired.
"When Darres died."
Amos scoffed at that. "Did he ravage him the second he saw the innocent angel?"
Severus chuckled. "No, he had found the angel crying and seemed to be drawn to him. He then proceeded to protect the angel at all cost. It was a game to them but they waited so long for that angel to accept his love and desires. He only got it last year actually."
Amos stared at the angel and devil. The angel clung to devil while the devil pretty much pounded into him. Amos would play certain power games with Tori but once it got physical he would stop. It was hard on both of them but her morals were long gone and she was often found between in legs in the morning. He would try to remove her but she would say "I always finish what I started…remember." And did he remember.
It was then that Amos realized that he tried to hold onto the last of his humanity. The morals stayed with him since his turning and it was in this seat that his humanity was all but lost now. Four hundred years as a vampire and the epiphany had just hit him. He growled in frustration.
"I'm running again."
Severus turned to fully face the older vampire. The patch didn't take the beauty away from his face and only add to its features. The right eye was a bit milky around the edges but a human couldn't tell that.
"Do you really think that? You're the bluntest and observant person I've known. Is leaving really the only option left to you?"
Amos looked over the prince's face. He wondered why every family member of the Snape's been that beautiful and yet had the most tragic experiences in their lives.
He turned his green eyes away to see the angel and devil climax together. The cherub collapsed into the waiting arms of his lover and was stroked gently. Amos smiled wondering when the day he held Tori like that would come soon. He truly loves his little bloodsucking angel but felt wrong dirtying that innocent body of hers.
"Amos, have you heard of the first child turning?" Severus asked.
Amos smiled remembering of all the times he heard it from Tori's lips.
Severus smiled at the older vampire leaning on his left armrest.
"Do you believe it?"
Amos turned his eyes toward the fire. Severus spoke of the part of the story were the little vampire trapped in a child's body fell in love with another vampire that was roaming her Master's woods. She had run away with the vampire and they mated. When they awoke from the mating she had her adult body and a few weeks later her master found them and killed them both.
He wanted to believe it but he was hard press to believe in folklore and fairy tales, even though most of the world to believe them to be folklore and fairy tales.
"I must leave, my plane leaves in two hours and customs is going to be a bitch." Amos stood and stretched. "Tell Darres to take over till I return. I will send him a phone number and email address to reach me at. If anything big happens I need to know and I will come to deal with it." He turned to stare directly in Severus's eye.
"This is a direct order from your King."
Amos left and sent a prayer to Severus and his mate and child
Amos growled as he looked up from his keys. Roseal, Remus and a newly turned Sirius Black stood on the other side of his car.
"What can I do for you Rosy?"
Roseal growled at the nickname and glared at Sirius. The convict only smirked.
"We're coming with you."
Amos raised an eyebrow at that.
"You're leaving Harry behind."
Roseal shook her head and waved off the statement. "He has Sev and the rest of the family. We're coming."
Amos smirked as he pushed the unlock button on his key. He silently thanked Ivanna.
Your welcome your highness.