"Something funny Mr Branagh?" Mr Van Helsing enquired glaring at him.
"Umm" Robin looked at Vlad for help but Vlad just smirked at him.
"I see you're just being agrestic" Mr Van Helsing said. "Count I suggest you get that grin from your face this instant!"
Vlad stopped smirking and looked down.
Robin leaned towards Vlad and whispered, "What does agrestic mean?"
Vlad shrugged. "I'm not sure, I think it means rude!" He whispered back.
"Well I think he's just concupiscent for moi!" Robin grumbled.
Vlad had to bite his lip to stop himself laughing.
"What?" Robin asked nudging him.
"Do you know what you just said?" Vlad smiled.
"Not really, I remember Chloe using it" Robin confessed.
"Concupiscent means sexual desires!" Vlad had to chortle at Robin's face; he looked totally shocked and turned a dark shade of red.
"Branagh and Count!" Mr Van Helsing shouted. "Report to me at the end of the day!"
Both boys looked at Van Helsing then at each other before laughing.
* * * *
The end of day came pretty quickly and Vlad and Robin made their way through the gushing crowds to Van Helsing's room.
They knocked but there came no answer.
"I'm guessing we wait!" Robin said slumping to the ground shortly before Vlad joined him.
They watched everyone leave until they were the only ones left in the corridor.
"Right then lets each pick one word to describe Van Helsing!" Robin said.
"Why?" Vlad asked.
"Because I'm bored and it'll pass the time!" Robin replied.
"Ok I choose…" Vlad paused to think. "He's a pilgarlic!"
"Pilgarlic? You made that up!" Robin laughed. "Just because the man stinks of the stuff no need to poke fun!"
Vlad laughed. "It means he's bald!"
Both of them couldn't control themselves and were besides themselves laughing until it brought them to tears.
"Ok" Robin gasped wiping the tears from his eyes. "He's a philodox"
"What's that?" Vlad asked.
"He likes the sound of his own voice" Robin chuckled.
"Reminds me of someone I know" Vlad said tilting his head, grinning at Robin,
"Oi!" Robin thumped him playfully on the arm. "I'll have you know I'm the greatest person you'll ever meet!"
"Nah, I met better" Vlad joked.
"Oh really?" Robin asked with a mischievous grin. "Mr I'm superior because I'm a Vampire-"
"And the 'Chosen One'" Vlad added.
Robin shook his head. "Correction you the Vampire, I'm the Chosen One for putting up with you, I deserve a medal!"
"Well I deserve a trophy" Vlad said loudly.
"Do you want to know what you deserve?" Robin whispered leaning in closer.
Robin took a deep breath and pressed his lips upon Vlad's just for a second before pulling back.
"Well, well, well" Came Mr Van Helsing's voice from above them. "A lot can happen in ten minutes!"
They looked up at him and just stuttered.
"You ought to watch yourself Branagh, this one can bite!" He said pointing at Vlad.
Vlad gazed down at the floor.
Robin scowled. "You pompous…pilgarlic…philodox!" He shouted.
"I beg your pardon?" Mr Van Helsing looked absolutely shocked.
"My bark is twice as bad as his bite!" Robin snarled, grabbing Vlad's hand and pulling them both up. "So don't start with me alright?"
And with that he whisked Vlad outside and pushed him against a wall.
"Now where were we my soft centered Vampire?" Robin purred caressing Vlad's cheek.
"Let me see" Vlad smiled grabbing Robin's collar and pulling him into his tight embrace.