Title: Hunting Passion
Part: Prologue?
Author: Usagi-Atemu-Tom [miakalikestamahome at hotmail dot com]
Genre: Romance, Angst, Supernatural, AU
Pairings: Yami no Yuugi x Yuugi
Criticism: Constructive criticism welcomed
Disclaimer: Nothing is mine, I don't make money from fanfiction.

Description: They came at midnight. He didn't know how they were able to intrude his house, but somehow they succeeded. They were a male and a female. HE, was the leader, obviously. She seemed to be some kind of apprentice to him. Not that it really mattered. For him they were both strong and deadly.

But when a young teen is able to run from the grasps of his captors, it is the start of a long game of hide and seek. He finds out a new side of himself he would have never dreamed of. And it helps him to keep the game to his advantage. But he knows the game will never end, at last not before his death. Because his hunter is a vampire.

Thanks to my betareaders JayKateel, Deb and SF for the usual quick work.


Prologue

The small town was in agitation. A corpse had been found this night. It was a young man, just at the end of his teens. He was lying on the street, his eyes glassy and with a grim facial expression.

On first sight, nothing seemed to be wrong with him. But then one of the doctors noticed the two small marks on his neck. Bite marks. And the corpse had been nearly devoid of blood.

People of that time didn't exactly believe in vampires anymore. But now, with that dead young man as proof, people became afraid. They watched out for anything unusual, afraid that the vampires might come back and take another one with them.

But nothing happened. And left behind was a small family with deep sorrow. A mother, a father and a younger brother. They had a hard time to cope with the loss of the fourth member of the family. When the young man was buried, the whole town arrived at the ceremony to express their consolation to the family for the loss. These declarations gave the three people left behind strength. They were strong enough to say goodbye.

The name of the young man was Mutou Yuugi.

-60 years later-

It happened overnight. It all took him by surprise. His family was away. Three wonderful weeks all for him alone. He remembered he had been so delighted. But not anymore. Not since THEY came.

They came at midnight. He didn't know how they were able to intrude his house, but somehow they succeeded. They were a male and a female. HE, was the leader, obviously. She seemed to be some kind of apprentice to him. Not that it really mattered. For him they were both strong and deadly.

That night, when they suddenly entered his room, the male one pinning him against the wall, he never thought he would live to see the next day. But to his utter surprise, nothing happened. Nothing besides a small lick over his throat. That was all.

He was told that he was their prisoner now. He had to do as he was told. He was allowed to go to school at daytime, but when the last lesson ended he was supposed to return straight home. If he tried to run away, they would find him. And his punishment would be severe.

He hadn't tried, so there was no need for them to prove him the truth for that last threat. Even though he was afraid, for now he just couldn't bring himself to run away. Where would he go? And even more important, how could he warn his family when they came back?

No, he needed to stay at his home right now. But this meant he was their prisoner. He was not allowed to go anywhere. First he had been really surprised about this turn of events that night. However, he wasn't stupid. He soon realized the male just liked to play.

Give him some time, give him hope. Just to be able to crash it in the end. But he wasn't willing to give up yet. Even though his situation was hopeless. He was not even human anymore. At least not in their eyes. Just some small piece of meat. A drink, a vessel full of lovely blood.

He was a prisoner to something people didn't believe in anymore. And he was their food - HIS food.

They were vampires.

But what he couldn't know, there was something sleeping deep inside of him. It was a gift he himself wasn't even aware of. But it wasn't supposed to be a secret any longer. Soon it would show what he really was.

His real life had just begun - if he was able to survive.