Hello! Sorry I took so long! Enjoy! There is a little violence in this chapter.

Eight: Rescued


"What are you doing here?" Aidou growled at them.

"Where's Yuuki?" Yagari ignored Aidou's question.

I sighed. "She was kidnapped... by a vampire."


Kaname POV

"What?" Yagari growled. "How did this happen?"

"A rogue vampire has been trailing us and I thought we would be able to dispose of him. I let my guard down today and he kidnapped her... right from under my nose," I growled almost cracking the table in front of me in half.

"Was there anything he left to follow by?" Yagari asked. I shook my head.

"He covered his scent well. I have no idea where he and Yuuki could be." I worked to keep my temper. The one time the chairman sends someone Yuuki gets kidnapped. What horrible timing he has...

"We'll find her," the boy next to Yagari finally spoke. I recalled his name was Zero.

I stared at Yagari. "How?"

"I am a very experienced vampire hunter. I don't think one vampire will be a problem," Yagari answered sounding smug.

"His name is Akamu Haruko," I offered him the little information I knew. "He isn't at level E... yet."

Yagari's eyes widened in disbelief. "Akamu, eh? I've been tracking him for a long time."

"Do you know where he could possibly be?"

"He picks places where there is little human activity," Yagari told me.

"What about that abandoned place outside of town?" I heard Akatsuki offer. "The people around here are scared silly of that place."

Yagari stood up beckoning Zero to follow. I stood up with him.

"I'd like to come with you," I growled firmly grabbing Yagari's shoulder. I saw Zero give me a furious glare. I heard Aidou stand up behind me.

"I'd like to come too, Kaname-sama." Aidou gave me a determined look. I knew that Aidou didn't like Yuuki, but he would do whatever it took to please me. I nodded and Yagari sighed.

"I guess you can join us." Zero gave Yagari a disbelieving look, but didn't say anything as we all walked out the door.


Yuuki POV

I woke up again realizing I was still in the dark room with Akamu. A faint light came in from the outside. I sat up on the rough matress rubbing my eyes.

Was it dawn already? I looked around the room. The blonde vampire was asleep in the chair he was sitting in. Shouldn't you keep an eye on your hostage at all times? I wondered. I slipped quietly off the bed and tiptoed to the window. I pulled back the tattered curtains to look outside. The window had a jagged hole in it like someone broke the glass with a giant rock. I could escape through here, but I'd probably be badly cut. I took a peek at my kidnapper. I wouldn't get very far even if I tried. There was a faint light on the horizon as it was close to morning. A hand grabbed my shoulder roughly.

"What are you doing?" he growled. I tried to struggle free of his grasp.

"I'm just looking out the window," I snapped back. He quickly looked out the window and then closed the tattered curtains. He trudged over to his chair and sat down. I did the same and sat back on the matress. I have to try and get out of here. I looked at the door which was one of my escape routes, unless I wanted to fall to my death. There was a gaping hole on the other side. I didn't know how deep or how far across it was. I looked around the room again. There weren't any other doors in the room. There was a man sized hole in the ceilling leading to another room.

"You'll never escape," Akamu growled echoing my thoughts. His eyes glowed red in the darkness as he sniffed the air. Akamu got up and started to walk towards me showing his teeth. "I guess one bite would satisfy my hunger."

I scooted backwards on the bed staring at him wide-eyed. He was going to drink my blood. "Don't, Kaname-sama will kill you," I threatened in a weak voice. He laughed.

"I don't care about that stupid pureblood." He grabbed my arm and held it up to his mouth. He bit into my flesh sucking the blood from me. I tried to push him away.

"No! STOP!" I screamed. Suddenly the door burst open and slammed against the wall. I heard the sound of a gun going off and Akamu collapsed on the ground. I whipped my head towards the doorway to see a boy about my age holding a gun. I was frozen where I was still trying to absorb what had just happened. The boy locked eyes with me. A man with an eyepatch appeared behind him. The boy ran over to me and grabbed my arm.

"Come on idiot!" he snapped. "Don't just sit there!" I got up and snapped out of my dazed state. The man walked past us as we reached the doorway.

"Wait! What is he going to do to him?" I asked.

"Shut up and jump," the boy growled. I stared down the gaping hole in front of us.

"Jump?" I looked at him. "Are you crazy?" The boy pulled me forward and we both plummeted down the hole. I shut my eyes tight as the air rushed past me. I felt strong arms catch me. I opened my eyes to see Kaname looking at me anxiously.

"Yuuki...," he sighed.

"Kaname-sama!" I cried hugging him. He hugged me back.

"You're safe now, Yuuki," Kaname reassured me. He set me down carefully on the ground. "I'll be back." He jumped up and appeared at the door where we'd jumped from.

Kaname POV

I jumped to the opening with ease. Yagari was holding down the vampire who was struggling with him.

"A little help, Kuran?" growled Yagari. The vampire punched Yagari in the jaw and pushed him off. Akamu wiped the blood off his mouth laughing.

"You thought a vampire hunter would subdue me?" he laughed again. "That girl's blood was very delicious. When I kill you I'll suck her dry." Yagari was about to shoot the vampire, but he slapped away his gun and punched him again in the nose this time. My vision was tinted red as I recalled what he'd said.

He drank her blood? Akamu advanced towards me trying to attack me, but I dodged. He swung his fist towards my face, but I grabbed his fist feeling his bones crack. Akamu yelled in pain and staggered backward. I signaled for Aidou to come forward. He grabbed Akamu's shirt glaring at him.

"You'll be sorry you messed with us," Aidou growled and ice engulfed Akamu's body. I concentrated on the petrefied vampire and the ice statue cracked into a thousand peices.

"Finally that nuisance has been disposed of," I growled trying to calm down. My vision began to turn back to normal. Yagari wiped the blood from his nose.

"Why did we need to take Yuuki out when we could have just taken him out right then and there?" asked Yagari in an agitated tone.

"I didn't want her to see this," I whispered. "Let's go."

Yuuki POV

I looked around for the boy as I saw Kaname jump to the door. I found him leaning against the wall. I leaned against the wall with him. The belt around his waist caught my attention.

Was that a gun? "Aren't you a little young to have a gun?" I asked hearing the sounds of a struggle above us. The boy stared at me with an annoyed expression which made me regret my question.

"Aren't you a little old to be carrying around stuffed animals?" he sneered back. I flinched at his hostility. "Why don't you just say thank you?"

"Thanks for rescuing me."

He grunted and looked away.

"What's your name?"

"Zero Kiryuu."

Before I could ask anything else Kaname, Aidou and the man with the eyepatch dropped down through the hole.

"That was interesting," the man said to Kaname.

"Ah, Yuuki this is Yagari. He's a vampire hunter," Kaname explained. I looked back at Zero with wide eyes.

"You're a vampire hunter?" I asked in awe. "So you do this kind of thing all the time?"

"Yeah," Zero confirmed. He looked at my arm which was now bloody from Akamu's bite. Zero tore a strip from his pants and wrapped it around my arm. I blushed at his kindness.

"Um, thanks."


"We should get going," Kaname said grabbing my hand. Kaname bent down and allowed me to climb on his back. We finally walked outside of the dark old house. The sky was now a grayish blue.

"How did you know where to find me?" I asked curiously.

"Yagari had been searching for this vampire and he was familiar with him," Kaname explained. "How is your arm?"

"It's fine," I replied. I yawned as I saw the sun coming up. I suddenly remembered my gift for Kaname and gave it to him.

"What's this?" he asked curiously as he took the stuffed bat away from me. I smiled.

"It's a gift for you. I got it for you yesterday."

"Thank you, Yuuki. It's a great present."

I blushed and ducked my head. "Y-Your welcome." I sighed. I was finally with Kaname again. I was safe with him once again.

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