Standing transfixed, her gaze was held by a row of Victorian era portraits. Some of them were of faces she recognized. They were of the ones she’d hunted over the years. Even a few she’d executed recently. For some mysterious reason one particular male face caught her attention. She can’t stop herself from looking at him, the solemn expression on his face. His eyes are haunting, and truly sad. He sits perfectly posed, almost doll like. His black necktie neat and evenly done up with his white upstanding collar. It made him look very important. He wore a black top hat and held a pocket watch in his right hand. A single moment frozen in time.
Every time she tore her glance away to look at the rest of the portraits she somehow found herself looking back at his. His eyes continued to call her back. Such sadness, and she wondered, why?
“That’s Maksim, my brother,” Demetre said as he walked up to her and brushed her hair away, exposing her bare neck.
She sucked in a deep breath as his chilled lips cascaded over her heated skin. Even with the warmth of the house he was still as cold as ever. Something she needed to get use to.
Pushing her head back into him she lost herself in the moment of his touch.
“Feed,’ she said breathlessly as she lifted her hand and touched his cheek. His skin was so cool, yet he still ignited a fire deep inside her.
He hungered and there was no denying it.
“No, not here my love,” he said and lightly grazed a fang over her flesh.
Chills raced down her flesh and she yearned to feel him. The pain of his fangs breaking her delicate flesh. Him taking sustenance from her. Filling his body with her life.
To be continued….
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