Icemark Drabble Challenge

Drabble Ninety-Four: Dead Wrong

Her Vampiric Majesty gently slipped a steel gauntlet in place over her hand. Long tresses of shining black hair were now neatly braided and running down her back in a single plait, blending in perfectly with the midnight of her armor.

Even though her appearance was prim and proper, fatigue had built itself deep within the Vampire's bright blue eyes. The attacks had really drained the life out of her, figuratively speaking.

"Dearest heart, may I speak with you for a moment?"

The voice of her consort made the Vampire Queen smile slightly. "Of course you may."

She turned to face His Vampiric Majesty, who stood tall and proud before her. Something was off, though. It wasn't his appearance; it was her husband's demeanor that worried her. His eyes shone with something she hadn't witnessed in him for hundreds of years: apprehension.

Gently, he took her hand and led her to an empty nearby cave. Confusion crossed the Queen's face. "Dear heart where….?"

Her question wasn't finished before he crashed his lips upon hers. At first, shock prevented the Vampire Queen from responding. But after a moment, her eyes began to drift shut and she responded, wrapping her armor-covered arms around his neck. Absently, she stroked his hair with her fingertips.

Just as suddenly as it began, the kiss ended. Her Vampiric Majesty gasped for breath and nuzzled her nose into the crook of her consort's neck. "What was that all about?"

The tone of her voice was undeniably playful and affectionate, but her question was serious all the same. His Vampiric Majesty sighed lightly. "I want to tell you something before the battle begins."

He paused. Strong arms drew the Queen away from him so that he could look into his eyes. Strands of his silky black hair fell across his icy blue eyes. Something that she couldn't quite read burned within their aqua depths. "No matter what happens out there today, I want you to know that I'll always be with you."

The Vampire Queen frowned. "Nothing is going to happen to you. We'll come back and rule for eternity together once this blasted Sky Navy's been destroyed."

For a moment, it looked as if the Vampire King was going to speak once more. But then he smiled and embraced his queen tightly. "You're right, my only one. I'm being stupid."

He drew back and kissed her gently once more. It took a moment for Her Vampiric Majesty to realize that he tasted sweet, like honey and chocolate. They drew apart, if only by a few millimeters, and His Vampiric Majesty whispered, "No matter what that blasted idiot of a general does, I will always love you."

She rested her forehead against his, brushing her fingertips across the soft skin of his cheekbone. "And I'll love you. Nothing will change that."

The king hugged his queen until he felt her start to shake slightly. Looking down, he realized that she was giggling. "And what's tickled your funny bone?"

"You tasted like chocolate. I can't even remember the last time I ate chocolate, in yet you managed to taste exactly like it."

The Vampire King chuckled and kissed the top of her head. Something was off, but he was going to remember this moment for the rest of eternity.

If only he knew that his assumption was dead wrong…..