Author's Note: I got this idea from a crazy dream I had and decided to run with it. Some characters' personalities have been changed to fit the storyline, especially Tamaki's. Please read and review! I will take any CONSTRUCTIVE criticism! I know this has been uploaded once before but my server was being idiotic. Enjoy anyways!
The Dark Prince of Ouran
They were on the front doorstep. The great oak door rattled with the force of their blows. The vampire king knew it would come to this one day. After taking the side of those that refused human blood, he knew the nobles would not take it lightly. He was right. In response, they rebelled and they were coming to kill him and his family. The vampire king turned to his wife and gently rested his hand on her shoulder.
"We have to get our son out," he said. "He's our only chance."
"I know," the queen answered, tears glistened in her eyes.
The king and queen turned to see their only son, a tall, blond youth just shy of one hundred years.
"I think every single noble is out there," the prince went on. "They're being led by that bastard, Alphonse. If we can take him out—" he trailed off as he saw his mother's tear streaked face. "What's wrong?"
"There are too many," the king replied. "They've brought all their personal guards. Our chances of survival are very slim. You have to get out."
"What?!" the prince exclaimed. "No! I'm not going to leave!"
"You have to," the king said.
"Chase Tamaki Suoh-Verdun, my only son," the queen gently took his face in her slender hands. "One member of the royal family must survive and it's going to be you."
"No, mom," the prince shook his head, tears filling his eyes as well. "I can't, I just can't!"
"Yes you can," the queen replied. "Our people need you."
A loud crunch echoed through the hallway as a gloved fist broke through the door.
"Go my son!" the queen let him go.
"Kyoya!" the king shouted. "You and the rest of the guard get the prince out of here! I don't care what you have do, just get him out alive!"
"Yes sire," the black haired guard nodded.
The door made a horrible wrenching groan as it was ripped off its hinges. An army of snarling black clad vampires swarmed into the main hall like a plague of locusts. The prince went into a fighting crouch, ready to spring when Kyoya grabbed him.
"Come on sire," he said. "The others are waiting."
The prince was about to protest when Kyoya started to drag him from the hall. A cry reached their ears and the prince looked over his shoulder just in time to see the king go down at the hands of a silver haired noble. Alphonse.
"Father!" the prince cried. "No!"
"There's nothing you can do now!" Kyoya growled. "We have to get out!"
The prince snarled and struggled in the guard's grip, but Kyoya succeeded in getting him out of the main hall. The prince's four other personal guards were waiting in one of the black hallways.
"What took you?" one with spiky red hair asked.
"The king has fallen," Kyoya replied. "We have to go. Alphonse and the other nobles will be looking for the prince."
"Let them come," the prince hissed.
"No, Prince Tamaki," Kyoya said. "Our orders were to do whatever it takes to get you out alive. Now let's go."
The guards began to leave, Prince Tamaki reluctantly following in their midst. They rushed through winding servants' hallways and back rooms. Tamaki felt numb, like he'd left part of himself behind. He passed familiar places without seeing them. All he could think was his family was dead. Tamaki didn't realize they were outside until he felt the cool breeze on his face. They flitted through the huge garden that Tamaki used to spend so much time in. Now it only made him think of his mother. A tear streaked down Tamaki's cheek. He felt someone pushing him but he didn't know who, he didn't care anymore. They started ascending a hill when the smell of smoke hit Tamaki's nose. Smoke? The fog clouding his mind dissipated and he pushed his way to the front of his guard.
"Sire!" Kyoya exclaimed.
Tamaki ignored him and continued to the top of the hill. The hill overlooked the mansion of the royal family and he arrived at the top to see smoke rising from the mansion. His home was burning.
"No," he whispered. "This can't be! NO!!!"
The prince dropped to his knees and hung his head, sobs beginning to wrack his body. He had nothing, first his family, now his home. His guard crested the hill and gathered behind him.
"Tamaki," Kyoya placed a light hand on his trembling shoulder. "We have to go."
Tamaki barely heard him. A sickening crunch echoed through the still night. Tamaki looked up to see the roof beams crumble to the flaming onslaught. His despair melted into rage, pure unadulterated rage. A savage snarl rumbled deep in Tamaki's throat. His fangs slid from their sheaths and his eyes blazed red. Instinct completely took over and his instinct demanded blood.
"He's losing control," Kyoya said. "He's losing control!"
Tamaki tilted his head back, letting loose a guttural roar. In one movement he sprang to his feet and took off.
"Take him down! Take him down!" Kyoya shouted. "He can't get near humans in this state!"
The four other guards immediately shot after him. The small one with blond hair caught up first. He dropped and skidded, wrapping his arms about Tamaki's legs. The prince went down with a shriek. Tamaki bent and planted a well aimed fist in the small one's face. He yowled and let him go. Tamaki scrambled to his feet and continued running. Two with spiky red hair, twins, came up along either side of him. Tamaki saw them coming and skidded to a halt. He turned and faced them, snarling. The twins slowed down and advanced cautiously.
"We're gonna have to fight him," one of them said.
"There's one of him and five of us, we can take him," the other replied.
They came forward slowly, Tamaki's eyes darted between them. He bared his fangs and hissed. The twins went into almost identical crouches, baring their teeth. Then they charged. Tamaki dodged around one and sank his teeth deep into the other. He screamed in pain.
"Kaoru!" the first twin shouted.
Tamaki let Kaoru go and faced the other twin.
"Hikaru, get Mori!" Kaoru yelled, clutching the bite wound on his shoulder.
Hikaru ignored him and leapt at Tamaki with an enraged roar. Tamaki growled and also sprang, the two collided in the air with a crunch. Tamaki shrieked as Hikaru buried his teeth into his neck. While Hikaru forced his fangs ever deeper into the vampire prince's flesh, Tamaki reached back and dug his long fingers into Hikaru's shoulder. A loud pop pierced the night as his shoulder was dislocated. Hikaru howled in pain and lost his grip on Tamaki, falling to the ground with a thump. Tamaki landed in a graceful crouch but failed to notice the smallest member of the guard creeping up behind him. Suddenly the little vampire jumped on Tamaki's back, wrapping his arms around his throat. The prince tried to roar but all that came out was a strangled gurgling sound. The small one tightened his grip. Tamaki leapt sand bucked, trying to dislodge him, but he held fast.
"Honey, drop!" a deep voice rumbled.
Honey let go just as black haired vampire charged in. As soon as the extra weight was gone, Tamaki spun away from his new attacker. The black haired vampire shot out a fist but Tamaki dodged and grabbed him, sinking his teeth into his arm. He snarled and landed a crushing punch across Tamaki's jaw. The prince was knocked a few feet away where Kyoya pounced, pinning him down. Tamaki shrieked and struggled but Kyoya kept him pinned.
"Got him?" the black haired guard asked.
"Yeah, Mori, he's down."
"What was that?" Hikaru asked, popping his shoulder back in place.
"It's like he doesn't know who we are anymore," Honey said.
"He doesn't," Kyoya replied, keeping hold of the thrashing prince. "This is Bloodrage. He's lost all humanlike memories and self control. He's running completely on instinct. His instincts demand blood and we're keeping him from getting it. Therefore, we're enemies."
Tamaki roared and snarled, but his struggles were futile. Kyoya would not move.
"Mori, knock him out," Kyoya ordered. "If we wait for it to wear off we won't get out in time."
The black haired vampire nodded and brought a clenched fist down on the back of Tamaki's head. The prince went limp and Kyoya got up.
"He'll be fine when he wakes up," Kyoya assured. "Move out."
Mori picked up Tamaki's prone form and they disappeared into the forest.