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Hunger

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Prologue.

Hellsing Castle was intimidating to the eyes of a young man who stood by the gates. Holding a sealed envelope, the man presented it to the guard on duty. As the guard phoned in to be advised, the man looked at the castle but showed no signs of emotion.

Here he would start a new life.

"Sir Integra Hellsing will see you now," the guard said. Nodding, the young man entered the gates and placed his future to fate.

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A pair of red eyes followed the young man as he entered the doors of the main hall. His lips turned into a smile as he watched the young man enter Hellsing's office.

"Is there something wrong, Master?" Celes Victoria asked as she came up behind him.

Alucard only chuckled and smiled at her.

"The hunt has just gotten interesting," the vampire chuckled and disappeared into the shadows. Leaving Celes blinking in confusion.

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Chapter I: Sol

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Sir Integra Hellsing read the letter in her usual deadpan manner but inwardly, she was surprised. She looked at the young man in front of her in scrutiny.

Sol Aries Helios, that was his name. He stood at six feet and was standing in full attention. His dark brown hair was long and tied into a ponytail. His amethyst eyes seemed distant but she was fully aware that he was totally alert.

Walter Von Krum, Hellsing's steward, was smiling and he studied the man. Hellsing, looked at her steward in question.

"Will you excuse us?" Integra said and the young man complied with a courteous bow and exited the office. "Who is Sir Helios?" she immediately asked Walter as soon as the door had closed.

"You do not remember him?" Walter smiled. "You used to play with him when you were about eight. He was eighteen then." Integra frowned in thought. In a few minutes, her eyes widened in recognition.

"Meteo?" she asked. Walter nodded and smiled.

"He was one of the best we had," he smiled in memory. The truth was, he admired the young man then and was proud to have fought by his side.

"Where is he?" Integra smiled as she remembered her friend. He was the only one to make her laugh. She will not admit it but she had a crush on Meteo. He was the epitome of an angel. He was kind, caring and sweet at the same time he had these rippling muscles that... she didn't want to delve into that right not.

"Your father did not tell you?" Walter asked in shock. "No, of course he didn't."

"Didn't tell me what?" her voice was grave. She didn't like secrets, especially if it concerned her.

"Meteo died on a mission," Walter's face fell. But Integra's shock could not be compared. Almost immediately, she once again wore her mask and removed all emotions in her face.

"How did it happen?" she asked. Walter was reluctant to answer but he felt it was time to tell her the truth.

"He was assassinated by the Iscariot foundation while we were eradicating a hoard of vampires," Walter waited for the outburst but it never came.

"I see," she said as she reread the letter. "He said in this letter that this man, Sol I believe, was his ward and by dutiful honor he was to take Meteo's place in the institution. What do you think?" she asked.

"He has got potential," Walter said as he walked towards the door. "I believe we should give him a chance."

"Then we should let him prove himself," Integra said as she folded the letter and kept it in her desk.

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Celes Victoria was curious about the young man who had just left Hellsing's office. Once she had her eyes on him, it was extremely hard to pull them away. He was a young as her, or rather, as young the day she crossed over.

"You are interested in him," the eerie voice of her master entered her mind. Celes only blushed in his accusation.

"There is something about him, my master," Celes admitted. It was hard not keep any secrets from him.

"Indeed," with that she no longer felt his presence. Looking at the young man as Walter led him to the dungeons, Celes sighed and left.

There was something about him indeed.

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End of 1.

A/n: Please be gentle. This is my first Hellsing fic and I'm threading in unfamiliar waters.