"Stalking Shadows"

Author: Radiant Sea Serpent

Disclaimer: Everyone except Lynara and Vaitrue belongs to R.A.S.

Authors Note: The first Fanfic I ever wrote, before I even knew it was called fanfiction, this is also one I managed to only recently save from my broken laptop. Sorry for the delay it's been 5 years since I last added anything to this fic and it took me awhile to get back into it. I've also had issues dealing with Catti's accent, hope I've done ok with it so far (

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He was reasonably tall, well proportioned, and muscular. Hishair was long and pale blue in color tucked behind gracefully pointed ears. The only feature that could be seen of his face though were his eyes, large almond shaped eyes that flashed with a red light and which Catti carefully avoided, the rest of his face was covered with a mask like veil. With more confidence than she was actually feeling Catti squared her jaw and slowly drew her sword, rightfully named Cutter, and stood off against the vampire.

"Ye're not fer havin me friend, I'd kill him meself before lettin ye get him." She said firmly. The vampire cocked his head and slowly approached her. Catti began to back away but then realized that that was precisely what the creature wanted, by backing away she would leave the room's door reasonably unguarded. She held her ground bringing the sword out to her side when the vampire was within only a few strides from her. She stared boldly into his face careful not to meet his gaze. The vampire looked her over carefully.

"So much courage." He said suddenly his voice smooth and melodious the sound of it inspiring an almost irresistible urge to sleep in Catti-brie, "It does much to accent your beauty." He continued, lifting a slender sharp nailed hand to stroke her cheek.

Catti swallowed hard, this was nothing like she had expected, it was just so much easier thinking of him as an unthinking monster. Gritting her teeth she flinched back away from the Vampire bringing her sword up between them, "Ye'll not have him!" she growled.

The vampire's eyes narrowed and she had a terrible feeling that he meant to attack, and indeed he would have but a sudden choked cry from Drizzt caused both human and vampire to look into the room. Drizzt was in a half upright position, his eyes were open glaring with open hatred at Lynara who fought to keep Drizzt pinned to the bed. Lynara gasped, blood running down her arms from cuts caused by the budding claws on Drizzt's hands.

"I do not believe your friend feels the same." The vampire said amused. Turning he began to enter the room but stopped hissing in anger as he intercepted the invisible barrier caused by the holy water spilled on the floor. Catti wasn't really too worried about the vampire as she was for Lynara, she knew perfectly well Drizzt's skill in hand to hand combat. Her fears were met a moment later when Drizzt curled his legs up between him and Lynara, kicking her with enough force to send her stumbling backwards into the wall. There was a sharp crack as her head hit the wall then she collapsed, senseless, to the floor. He then rolled off the bed into a sitting position where he sat breathing hard.

Catti gasped and moved to enter the room when with a sudden blurr of movement the vampire grabbed her by the back of her tunic and threw her forcefully backwards into the hallway wall. She crumbled to the floor in a heap, blood running down her neck from where she had hit her head on the wall.

"Drizzt." she managed to whimper before collapsing into darkness.

TBC

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Review Please!

Was a little shorter then the last two chapters but it just seemed like a good place to stop. ( If you liked this chapter be sure to thank Maffeoel, cause it would have been a few more days in the coming if it wasn't for his/her review. It gave me the push to update quicker.

Review Responses for the Last Two Chapters

She-Cat: w00t! You reviewed my story! Your Drizzt fics are my favorites and I'm so glad you like mine (

Sirithiliel: Sorry about the delay, hope it wasn't too long for you.

Arlen Halfelven: Yeah me too! I first wrote this after seeing Brahm Stoker's Dracula, kinda obvious in the last chapter (

SilverWolf7: Yes I always wondering why no one had mixed the two yet and I'm so glad you like it!

ChichiX: That I am, it works better.

Kuraishi: I think you'll be surprised and hopefully pleased by where I take it (

DragonEyeZ: yeah I know, a cliffy ( and thanks for telling me about the missing paragraph, don't know how that happened.by the way, love your Drizzt stories

SpellBlade5777: Unfortunately no, my laptop broke before I could finish this chapter.

Silverbane: I thought so too (

Maffeoel: I'm so glad you reviewed, I was actually in the middle of writing this chapter when you reviewed ( You helped me get done all the sooner.