Tortured

Introduction

It had started with a simple glance across a dimly lit room more then three hundred years ago. I had never intended it to go on this long, but the more I watched them both, the more I was influenced to dance within their lives, and their hearts and minds. I could only laugh to myself as they moved through the crowd, thinking they were so different, that no one could live as they do, or as long. Though I was not like them, I was able to say I would, indeed live forever. They were of the undead of this strange world, vampires, but I was something altogether different. Not of their world, not even of their galaxy, but to them I was no more then a shadow in the night sky. Their kind were few and far between, these two were the only ones I had ever seen who stayed together, and truth be told, I was sometimes unsure as to why. They would fight, keep secrets from each other and even keep secrets from themselves. They would turn the night red with the blood of those for whom they fed on and then they would do a 180 degree turn and show kindness to a child the next day. I could not help but to be interested in them. Come now, think if you had all of eternity to play in the universe and you found two such as this, would they not intrigue you as well? I wanted to know everything about them, and since this vampire race of theirs seemed to live forever, or as long as they could understand forever, they were a good match for me, at least for now. One day I would have to get back to my reasons for being on this world, but for now, and this night, I would continue to watch and dream of their scream filling the night by my touch.

It had all started more then three hundred years ago, in the small town of Kolin, Czechoslovakia, just east of Prague. I had been there for many years watching as the peoples learned who they were and the world found its maturity. I was almost ready to move on when something caught my attention. There was nothing unusual about this small town, normal folk and farms, nothing more. But when word reached me of people being found with not only the life drained from them, but their blood as well I knew this small village was into something they were not ready for. I had been on this world for more then a thousand years when this happened and I had crossed paths with more then one vampire. The first time, much to his surprise, did not go as he had planned, but then again I was not expecting this world to have such creatures living on it. I had thought they would have stayed away from here, but I found reason to be here, why not the one race of the universe who fed and lived off the blood of other lesser races?  The first was a young vampire by the name of Cesar, and he had more power then he knew what to do with, add that to the ability to live forever and a profound knowledge of the universe outside of this little blue world and you had the makings of a God, so to speak. Cesar to the rest of the world was the Emperor of the realm of Rome, but to me he was one of the real vampires, of the race of Try’krean.  A world of never ending night, and all the dark and evil pleasures you might think to find therein. Those from that world knew nothing of right or wrong, or the ideas that maybe you should not do something just because it brings a moment of pure pleasure. No, this world took part in ever dark and evil pleasure you could imagine, and many you would not wish to think of. This Cesar was an original from his own world, and had taken it upon himself to claim this world to play with, at least for a time. But, even they grow tired of their own games and find reason to move on. Although, for any of you who have studied the history of this world, the Roman empire made a great name for themselves, they ruled much of the known earth and would have ruled all of it if not for the Try’krean growing wearisome of his games and returning to his own world. Now you know a bit more about the ones who claimed a small part of your history for themselves and yes, you must have guessed they left a few offspring, so to speak, behind to play with this world once they were gone. Which brings us back to my current observation.

I had only meant to watch them for a few days and then move on, but as life has it, that never happened. Sarah and Robin were two of a kind, both dark, bred from a world they had never known for themselves, but something within their minds and memories fed into their need to play with everything and everyone around them. Though I have watched these two for hundreds of years, I can not tell you which one is more sick in their own twisted way. Robin was more often in the mood to be the one who had pain brought to her, and though Sarah had a taste for the same, she was, on the deep dark inside the one who liked to bring pain to others. The night I had crossed their paths, I had watched them take turns taking pleasure in the torment of a young couple, who had just been married, though this happy news did not stop these two from making the night fill with their screams and eventually killing them. What I found interesting about these two if they did not only like to play with their food, they liked to play with each other. Most of their kind were only interested in hurting those they fed on, but these two were much closer to the original Try’krean. They wanted to fill themselves with everything they could, no rules, no worries, no concerns of who they may hurt in their wake. Only the need to fill their dark desires, and fill them they did. So the story began…

One
First Screams

I had just come from a friends home, the dinner of his wife was something to remember for all time. Chicken with a soft white sauce and wild rice, spring vegetables, and new potatoes in a rich broth from the stewing chicken. I had wanted to see them once more before I left town and knew, even though I had told them I would return, I never would. I had thanked them both, embraced them and their new daughter and then left the house. It was a clear night, not a cloud in the sky and the breeze was cool, but not cold. I had only walked a short distance when I heard the first scream. The laughing that followed was of a darker nature then I had felt in many hundreds of years. I followed the sound to a small clearing, where a small fire had been struck and the two women standing near it took my breath away. They were both quite beautiful to behold, but they too were also very different from each other. One had long flowing dark brown hair and the other had the same, but only shoulder length. They were both dressed in black and though the fire did not show all their lines, there is much to be said about not knowing everything all at once. I saw the smaller of the two walk to a tree and hidden behind that same tree I could make out the shape of two people being hung from the lower branches. The screams filled the night air, and though I was concerned about others hearing them, I was too intrigued to walk away. I closed my mind so that they would not know me to be there and walked down into the clearing to watch what was happening.

As it were, there was a young man and woman hands bound and they were both hanging from the lower limbs of the tree. The woman had most of her clothing gone, and I could make out some of it still smoldering in the near by fire. The man had no clothing and was bleeding from more then one spot. I remembered the talk about people going missing and how they had the life and blood drained from them. Since I was on this world only to observe, I knew what these creature were, and in so, I was not permitted to do anything to disrupt the goings on of this night. A small spark of guilt crossed my mind as I watched the two women take great pleasure from the young couple, but I knew it could be much worse. I allowed myself close enough to them both to see clearly what they were doing, and hidden beneath my mental shield, I watched them take turns of both the man and woman. I must say I was amazed at how long it took them both to pass out from the things done to them. Though their methods were crude, I was a bit amazed at what they came up with to make these humans scream. The biting was only the beginning. There was the clawing of their skin till their screams became harsh and choking. When their screams were no longer enough, and the two women knew the others would not play back, they started to play with each other and in front of those they had taken for their night games. The last thing that came from the young couple was the drenching of blood as Sarah and Robin sank their teeth deep within the necks and drained every last drop of blood from them. Then they turned their attention on each other.

Robin was the first to act, when all the blood had been taken. She had Sarah up on the bark of the tree in a second and was more then happy to remove her clothing with her teeth. She sank her teeth into her companion and seemed to enjoy the moans from this more then the screams from the humans. She released Sarah as the blood dripped down over her bare breasts, and though they could have been larger, they were well shaped and glistened in the firelight with the red from within her own body. That was all it took. They took turns making the other beg and cry out in pain and pleasure till the early hours of the dawn. I was not used to watching two women make love to each other, if love is what you would call this. Sweat and blood mixed with screams moans and cries of torment filled the nights air, and when it was over, they should have been covered with bruises and bite marks, but they did have that uncanny knack of healing and looking as if nothing had happened. I would have expected them to cut down the two they had killed hours earlier, but they did nothing of the sort. It was as if they wanted this town to know they were there and that there was nothing anyone could do about it. They slipped off into the sun just as I was about to get up and then they were gone.

I had thought to cut down the two young ones, but then thought twice about it. They needed to be found the way they were, and the two vampires needed not know someone had been watching them the whole night. I stood, dusted myself off and walked back towards the village. I had intended to be long gone by this time today, but then again, I had not expected to find myself witness to what I had found. I went to one of the local taverns and had an early breakfast. There was already talk of the two missing from the night. I listened and ate my breakfast without saying so much as a word. I was hardly expecting what walked in the door next, Sarah and Robin. They came and sat next to me and though I was concerned they knew I had been watching them all night, they gave me no warning of this. They simply sat and listened as I had been doing. A local woman from the next town over came walking in after a few minutes looking as white as a ghost, I knew she had found them. She stood in the door way and could only look in terror as she could not speak. I saw a small quick smile cross Robins face and knew they were getting a great deal of enjoyment out of watching this town lose their minds to the happenings of their village. I had a dark spot of my own hiding just beneath the surface and I took the moment to tempt fate.

“You two look as if you have something to share, would you like to share it with me? Perhaps?”

The look on their faces was not of enjoyment, but of anger and pure rage, that I had interrupted their thoughts and what was going on around them. I watched in fun as they tried to think of what to say to me. I knew they had never shown their faces here before and I knew I could just as easily make their lives difficult, if I wished. Sarah, as I have come to know her spoke first, though it was not the sweet voice I had enjoyed hearing scream throughout the night.

“What business is it of yours, what we enjoy? You should keep to your own food and not make yourself known, before you become the meal!”

They made no secret of their feelings for each other. As the words of hate fell from her lips, Robin found her way up under the skirt of Sarah and seemed to be finding ways to make her smile again. I wanted to enjoy this further, but knew I must not push too far, thus I give up too much.

“My apologies ladies, I meant no harm, just nice to see someone smiling this morning, and not upset from a few more missing from this poor town.”

“Maybe this town had it coming and they should learn to take more care as to who they upset of push out of their lives. Now I think it is time we should be going. I don’t care who you are, but if you care for your own well being, you will stay away from us, and not ever speak to us again.”

And with that, they stood and left the tavern. I did not see them again for many years, and when I did, it was the same thing, over and over till the streams and rivers ran red with the lives they stole from this world and the torment they brought to one town after another. I watched them from that time on, never allowing them to get more then a few days ahead of me. First from central Europe the England and then into Russia. They never stayed more then a few days, but when they came to a new town, the story was always the same. It was the youth they went after. I never tired of watching them, not even when they took the lives of the youth of a certain town who had made them angry a year or so before. It is well known to the world of vampires that the younger the blood you drink, the longer you can stand to be in the light of the sun. Silly stories about this or that and not being able to stand the sun were only myths for humans, the truth of the matter was much darker then most humans would ever wish to know. As a vampire, if you wanted the ability to play in the light of the sun, then you had to dance with the darkest depths of hell and be willing to take the lives and blood of the young. The younger the better, and though I had only spoke with Cesar years before, I could only stretch to understand that it was a drug that would never be quenched once taken. He had said something about it being forbidden, even on his native world. That you must not drink of the blood of children, but then again on his world there was no sun to hide from and this world half of the cycle was filled with the light that would otherwise kill you.

This world was another story altogether. I could live forever here, as long as I did not stay too long and allow others to notice I was not growing older. These vampires, on the other hand could not stay long at all, they had to feed to live and this was not the time of now. The populations of the old world did not overpower the need of two such creatures. I secretly hopped that this world would outlast the plague of the vampire.

Two
New World

In the early 1800’s I had followed them to the new world of America. I knew this was a new beginning for them and I knew their games would find new targets and I was still in desire of watching them. Over a hundred years had passed since the night I had tripped over these two, but I had watched them take so many lives in that time. They had found men to play with, and many they had left untouched and many more they hurt past madness only to leave what was left alive for others to find. Their tastes had changed, and I had watched and even started keeping a record of their actions as time went by. I had decided, long ago, that all vampires must be the same, but a few months ago, I was happy to find I was mistaken.

I had been in Boston for more then a month, watching and keeping my records of them when one night I watched them become the sport of two other. They were walking down a small dark ally when two men, I had not even seen came out of nowhere and grabbed them. I was sure the men would die for disturbing their game, but then the karma of life found Sarah and Robin. These two men were not men at all, they too were vampires, and not the human kind. They were two of the originals, Try’krean. I had not been the only one watching them, and now I was going to see something truly dark and filled with more then maybe I was ready for. I was close enough to be caught up in some kind of transport, for one moment we were in the dark streets of Boston, and the next we were in an open field. No trees and the grass was not like any I had ever seen. There were patches of soft sand under my feet, though I did not smell the surf of the ocean. The stars were clearer then I had ever seen, above my head. I was relieved to see that my being transported had not been noticed. I looked into the nights sky, longing, for the first time in over a thousand years to be home with my own kind, but then a voice, harsh and cruel pulled me back to this world and this night. It was scratchy and hard, no love was held within it, and no mercy would be found by its owner.

“So you think your abilities are for your own amusement, do you? Well we are going to see how you like being the amusement and not the amused this night, and if your minds survive the nights events, then maybe we will allow you to live.”

“Do you have any idea what she and I are, you fools, we will kill you when you think you are safe. We will never stop looking for you and no amount of time will…”

“Yes yes, you have no idea what you are, only the human words of vampire, no idea where it is your real origins are from. Well take a good look at my friend and I we are the origin of your abilities and we are much, much older then you can possibly imagine. We know nothing of mercy and you will find this night that you have nothing on us. Most of our children of this world we leave alone, but you two have brought a great deal of attention to yourselves and to your kind, maybe this night will teach you to keep a lower profile in your future, assuming that you have one after tonight.”

Their faces were truly stunned, and I might have even seen a bit of fear in their eyes. They were finding out that they were not the ultimate evil on this world, and that other worlds existed beyond theirs and they too had a dark pleasure. I had only heard stories about the Try’krean home world. About how they took the idea of pain to another lever and world altogether. The first of the two men shoved Sarah to the ground and reached out to touch her, and with that touch I saw a strike of energy flow from them to her, and then her screams erupted into the clear night sky. The other made his way towards Robin, and again reached out to touch her, though the response he got from her was not what he had been expecting. She only moaned, with a sense of dark need, not even she knew about. Sarah stopped screaming and started taking a deeper enjoyment from the night. The men pinched them, tied their hands with rope, and forced their bodies into one horrible position after another. This went on for hours, their screams and moans filled the nights sky, and though I could tell the two Try’krean’s were taking their enjoyment from the two women, it was not what they had thought they would be getting, not from the looks on their faces.

Robin was the first to push their patience, and with it, the pain and torture of the two women exploded into more then I had wished to see. It went from pure forms of pain to the using and fucking of them. The women were forced to the ground and made to look at each other, their hands and feet bound and then the sex was mixed with the rest. From behind they were both taken again and again. The men took turn with both women, and though this again, did not bring on any kind of upset by Sarah or Robin the men did take great pleasure in what they did. The women were always made to see the torment of the other, while one or both men took their fill of them. They did scream, but not in a way I would have thought. After hours and hours of this, I had to realize that we were not only not in Boston any more, but not on the same world. The torment went on long past the time the sun should have come up and then set again. Still the use of these two vampires was brought to the greatest amount of need. I could not imagine doing this to another, but then again I was not a vampire or Try’krean. Even a vampire has their limits. And when it had seemed like days, then two men took their leave of the women, with only a warning.

“This may have filled you with pleasure, as it has us, but know the next time we think you are overstepping your bounds on this world, we will bring more to hurt you, and you may not find as much enjoyment in it!”

And, in the blink of an eye, we were back in the streets of Boston, and from what I could tell not a moment had gone by on this world. Had we ever truly even left? Or had this all been done in their minds and if that were the case, they must have known I was there. The answers to these questions I never expect to have, but the events of that time were well within the rights of the men.

Over the course of the next fifty or so years, the woman retook their parts in the outcome of this world, but they never again pushed their boundaries. They were no longer careless in leaving bodies to be found. They did not leave anything to be found after they had their fun and they stopped taking the lives of young children, so they would be able to enjoy full daylight. Don’t get me wrong, they still took the lives of younger men and women, but never again children. Time once again stood still as I watched these two take their dark pleasures in the world around them. I wanted to join them more then once, but always remembered that I was but a camera to record, not an actor in this evil plot. That is until I saw them one night in the streets of Portland. The second world war had just ended and they had found a new place to call home. A place that the sun did not come out fully as much as it did elsewhere, and that they could enjoy day a bit more, and not just dance in the darkness.

They had found themselves in a home, not just staying where they took lives. They made as if to stay for a while. They only took blood from other towns, and from time to time on the far side from where they lived and in the bad parts of downtown. They found that the world was finding its own taste for the dark games these two had played for centuries. Groups of normal humans, other vampires, though this was never told to others, and even a few other races that choose to live amongst the large cities. Sadomasochism, the game of pleasure from pain, and the pain from pleasure was beginning to take to new world by storm and though it was not out in the open, it was out. Sarah and Robin had now found more then victims to play with, they had found others who would gladly and willingly serve them and allow them to drink and live within plain sight of the rest of the world, all the while enjoying games from their past. Both women had always been in their early twenties when they were turned and with this they now had the luxury of going to college, and living in much of the same ways that the rest of this world did. They recruited from Portland University and from the few who took the chance to tell others of the games they played with these two.

Time passed and though it never truly stopped again,  the games continued. I was ready to show myself to them again. It has now been more then three hundred years since last they saw me, and I think my little side show of watching them was ready to be seen, not just watched. I wanted to play with these two, and wanted them to take play with me. I waited till they were out one day, walking through Washington park, just above the Pearl district, and chose to show myself to them and see how they reacted. It was now the year 1988 and I was tired of only watching, I wanted to play as well. I wanted to see if they even remembered me from their long past, from the night they had killed the two young married couple in Kolin, Czechoslovakia. Would Sarah remember the threat she had cursed on me, would she follow through with it, all these years later?

Three
Forgotten Promise

They had not had a gathering in a few days, and though I knew they were in need of feeding, I was not willing to wait any longer. I followed them through the park, every so often making it clear that I was following them. Not trying to hide myself from them. I knew their tricks, they would go behind a tree or building and then use their extreme speed to find themselves behind those who could not see them move, but I was more then wiling at this moment to make it clear that I could see them move, knew of their well kept secret and wanted nothing more then to make myself ready to play with them. They moved behind a tree, a large pine, as this park was filled with and when they thought I was only going to keep walking I turned, just as they came up behind me. With a smile on my face, I looked Sarah in her deep green eyes and laughed. I could see the anger in her eyes, she knew without hesitation who I was, and the knowledge that I had been watching them all this time, knowing what had happened  since that first morning made her eyes turn from green to deep red and it was everything Robin could do to keep her from trying to kill me on the spot.

“What is it you think you are doing? Have you been following us all this time, do you know what I promised you the last time we met, do you think I was kidding?”

I switched my gaze from Sarah to Robin and back again. I wanted them both to know I was not in any fear of them. I wanted to see just how far I could push them before they snapped and started the game, right here in the park in the middle of the day. I no longer cared what happened, nor did I care what this world thought of what would happen, even if I had to start it myself. They did not understand I had my own secrets, that I could do certain things just as they could. I could even take us out of normal time and let the world pass us by. Neither of them moved, and this is not what I wanted to happen, so I pushed a bit harder.

“What, don’t tell me, those two men from back in Boston took all your power from you and made you need to behave like good little dogs?”

I never got any more then that out, Robin snapped with the mention of the two men and what they had done to them that night long ago. She grabbed me tore the clothing from me, and pounded me to the ground. I never even knew I was bleeding before I felt her teeth sink into my throat. I felt the heat of my own blood running from my insides to cover my body, the last thing I did before I lost myself in the game being played, was remove us from normal space time. I withdrew just long enough to do what I had done thousands of times and then returned to the game and those playing it. Though she thought she had me pinned, I was in no mood to only be played with, I wanted to play as well. I shifted the energy within me and turned the tables on her, pinning her to the ground and turning my teeth on her. I had only started to taste her blood when Sarah grabbed me by the scruff of my neck and tossed me away from her mate. They both stood and walked over to where I was sitting upright on the ground.

“You have much to offer, much more then we would ever have expected from a mere human. What are you, one of the same as the men from Boston?  And what is this place we are now in, how did you do this? Tell me!”

“Temper temper, you must know that you are not the only ones who can withstand a great deal, as you have noticed, we are no longer in the park, so to speak. And, if you want to understand what I am then you might have to behave yourself!”

Again I was pounced on, but this time by them both. They took turns clawing at me, tearing my skin and sinking their teeth into my flesh. They grabbed my long hair and made me see face to face with the dirt I was spread out on. I was strong, but not strong enough to fight them both off. I had never give in to being used or tormented before, but I must admit now, that I could understand where the moans and pleasure had come from that night in the desert of our minds. I felt myself getting used, and when I too began to loose the enjoyment of pure torment, they turned to a mixture of sex and torture. I was sure I would never again feel this kind of sensation, but I was gaining a set of ideas for myself. In an instant of pure need, I went from the only one being used and hurt, to doing a bit of hurting myself. I grabbed for which ever one I could get and forced their head up as I found myself within them. I took thrust after thrust to the turn of need I had allowed to build way beyond a normal need. Three hundred years was far too long to allow such a need to grow and when I was tired of one, I allowed myself to be pinned back to the ground and used for another amount of time. When I needed to fulfill my own needs, I found the other one and again gave her the desire I felt. My nails found flesh and found blood as well. It tasted sweet to my tongue and I could only imagine what it must be like to have to have it in order to live and survive.

Hours passed into days and still we tore at the others souls and blood of those next to us. It was no longer two on one, it was all for themselves. I got my needs filled and they too found they had much in needs that had not been used for a long while. They used each other while I rested and then another would rest as I got clawed and forced to beg and scream. I did not know anything could be like this. I wanted it to go on forever, but when I though nothing more could happen, there was a flash and again we were back in real time, and no longer alone. Before us were not just the two men from Boston, and Try’krean, but a few others. A woman of that race and another man now stood before us. They looked as if they were beyond madness. I could only look at them and smile. Even though I had never been to their world, their race and my own had mad agreements long ago, never to interfere in the happenings of the other race, and now this was my time to play and they were not going to do anything to upset that balance.

I did not have the ability to heal as fast as the vampires, so as I stood, my blood dripped from my body to the ground. I was in pain, but it was pain I was more then willing to endure. I stood in front of the men who had come before. I stood and made it known I was not going to bak down. There was something different about them this time, something more sinister. I raised my eyes to look him in his and then he spoke, and it was then I was sure he had no idea what or who I was, and he though he was going to break into this little party I had waited for far too long.

“We told you ladies once before if you overstepped your boundaries, or ours we wold indeed make you pay for it. And here we find you, out in the open, middle of the day, in a public park filled with humans taking whatever pleasure you wish from another. Is this your idea of keeping a low profile?”

I looked back only to see Sarah and Robin looking up at them with hatred in their eyes. I did not think they liked that these men thought they had the right to police their every action. I was more then happy to stand between them, but when the first man made to grab Robin, I changed my mind and decided to make them known of just what it was I truly was, and that it was they who was in a violation of a forgotten promise. I stepped between him and the vampire I was now enjoying in my life. And I got the exact response I had expected. All of the on-comers made a move to take anything they wanted. From one instant to another we were no longer the only ones in this little clearing. Four others like myself now stood between the Try’krean and me and the woman. Again they did not seem to understand who it was that was now standing in front of them.

My long time friend and mentor, Jamie, stepped out to stand in the middle of us all, and made it very clear what and who we were. This was not at all what the Try’krean wanted to see. I do not think it had ever occurred to them that they were the only ones, other than humans on this world. Sarah and Robin were now standing beside me and the others and seemed just as confused at the Try’krean. Now it was time for jamie to speak, and I was sure it would be herd.

“Has your race forgotten a promise made between our two races so many millennia ago?  We do not interfere in your affairs and you do not interfere in ours. This being said, I think it is time you return to where ever it is you were before you came here, or would you like to make something more of this?”

“You have no business here, this is not a world you occupy and we will do as we please.”

“Is that so, well we could claim the same of you, but we choose to hold to our bond and not interfere in your lives. This is your last warning, leave these two women and their new friend, and we too will leave.”

I could tell this was not going to be an easy argument to settle, but just as I was expecting us to start taking apart Portland, they took a step back and vanished. Jamie looked and me, giggled to herself and then my friends too, did the same. Stood in front of us, bowed slightly and then vanished. It was now the two vampires turn to walk in front of me and look at me in a sense of wonder. I could tell they had many questions, but did not know how to ask them, so I simply stood still and waited. Sarah walked up to me, leaned in to where my blood was starting to dry and decided that since she had no sense of what had just happened, she would just go back to what we had been doing before the interruption. Robin seemed to like this idea and gave in to her other and made sure to make me scream a few times before I remembered we could be seen by others. I again took us out of normal space and again we all started our dark dance. This time not to be disturbed till we were ready. All of our screams must have been heard all the way back to the beginning of time its self, but this did not stop the pain and blood from flowing. I don’t know how long we tool pain from each other, but in the end, we ended up in a tangled knot of bodies and rest in the blackness of exhaustion.

Four
Patience 

We all woke to the feeling that we all share, across time and space. Those feelings we all want and even need, but never truly believe we will have. We woke in the park, in real time and with dried blood covering us all. I was knotted around Sarah and Robin as they were knotted around each other and me. As we all took the time to unwind ourselves from each other, I noticed that the sun had in deed started to set, and though I was sure they had both had more then enough blood for one afternoon, I was wanting to get us all indoors and out of sight of those around us. I helped them both to their feet and took out a small sphere of crystal, I asked them both to place their hands on it and think of home, and within an instant, we were all three there. I could not help but to laugh at the looks of shock on their faces.

“How is it you have the ability to do these things?  You come out of nowhere, tell us you have been following us for hundreds of years and now you are able to bring us home with nothing more then a thought. Is there any chance you are going to tell us any of the answers to these questions?”

I had to think for a moment, I had to wonder how these two vampires would take to learning the truth about not only who, but what I truly was. They had lived in a world all this time thinking they were so very different, only to be shown the world of other beings from other worlds this day, and now they have seen and experienced first hand, the powers that reside within myself. I wanted to tell them everything, wanted to share what I was, why I was here and how I had come to see and follow them all these years, but the thought of what this would come to brought me to the edge of a fall I truly feared. I had always accepted being different as something I simply was. Had seen this world grow and come into the existence it was now living. I had always wanted others to share this information with, but knew there were rules in place for good reason. But, then again, those rules were for those called human. This was not in any handbook ever written for my kind. Just as they had never thought they would have to explain who and what they were to others, they simply ate them. I dug deep and chose to tell them the truth.

I walked to the backs of them both, knowing if I tried to tell them all I was, everything I have ever known or seen on this world, the feeling and desires and the hurts and loves, it would take a lifetime, and even though I knew we all had that kind of time, I was not in the mood for this to take that long.

“Do you both trust me not to harm you?”

“Yes.”

“Yes.”

“Then try to relax, this won’t take too long and it will feel a bit odd, but you will know everything in a matter of moments.”

I closed my eyes, found the depths of my soul, all the information I wished to share with them both. Felt the emotions it would take to give them a part of my very existence. I pulled on the energies of the universe and everything I had ever learned, and then with a tiny push, I gave them both a copy. It took more out of me then I had expected it too, but I was more then happy to do it. It was, although, more then either of them was expecting and they both fell to the floor with the weight of what they had just learned and felt. I knew there was no way to help through this, so I took a seat in a large red couch, on the far side of the room. I sat where I could see them both, but far enough away that they could have their space and take it all in, in their own time. I had been warned not to ever do what I had just done, there was simply no way of knowing how it would affect any one person. To learn that much information all at once. Minutes stretched into hours, and even into days. I could only hope that I had not hurt them, in any way that was not going to be permeant.

After a day of watching them struggle with this new information I decided I wanted to see the rest of this house, so reaching into my pack I removed yet another small sphere of crystal set it in a hover just above them both and set off to see this large house they had come to call home. I could not have imagined this place could have been this large. I had always seen them come and go, but I had never felt the need to invade their privacy and come within. From the outside it looked like any other house on the street, but what the other homes did not have were the tunnels and tunnels they had dug themselves under the street and god knows half the city. Rooms and passage ways all over the area. They cold have hid half the population in this place and no one would ever find them. I found one room that was locked from the inside and could only imagine what lay just beyond this door, but I would let them show me these things in their own time. I felt a pull from the crystal, and knew they were coming out of the state I had put them in. I was glad I had put that crystal in place, otherwise I may never have found my way out of the catacombs under this house. I pulled on the sphere and let it lead me back to them and the night that was waiting. I entered the foyer to find them both sitting up looking rather annoyed. I guess I deserved that.

“Are you both feeling better, I did not mean this to take so long or for it to affect you this much. Did it hurt either of you in any way?”

Sarah was looking worse then Robin, but it was Robin who spoke first.

“I think we will both be alright, but I assume you gave us everything you have ever experienced?  Otherwise I can not imagine it would have taken that long to assimilate it?”

I could not help but to laugh at her question, this got me glared at by them both. I was not use to being around them and taking in their feeling and knowing they could see me and know I was there. I was getting ready to say something when I felt a cold sharp grasp on my mind. I could not move or even think and when I tried, it caused me more pain then I would have liked. I was growing angry, but again when I tried to get out of whatever it was that had me, I found myself in pain and torment. I must admit that I am not one to deal with having to submit to anyone, or anything for that matter, but I seemed to have little choice. I felt another mind enter the house, and with that mind a body to go with it. She entered from the main door, but there was something very different about this woman. I had brought them here in a way that was not normal, maybe this woman was some kind of protection they had ensnared, but I wish she would let me go. I would hate to hurt her breaking free of her grasp of me, but I was growing angry and after I had given what they had asked for.

“What is he, and how did he bring you back to this house without using the door? Come come ladies, you know I don’t like surprises and I would like to get back to torturing the toys in the basement, who is he?”

“He is the one we have seen off and on for hundreds of years, and though this is not what you will understand, we allowed him into this house. So before you go and get yourself hurt by pissing him off, I might suggest that you release him. He is much more powerful then you can possibly imagine. I would hate to think we might loose you because you did not have the patience to learn about someone new. Sammantha, release him!”

“But look at the pain on his face, I like to see him hurt, you know it gives me such pleasure to hurt someone with this lovely ability you were kind enough to give me when you changed me. I don’t want to release him!”

I could hear the brat in her voice, and since they had warned her, and she had not taken the hint, I figured it was time to deal with this myself. Again I reached within myself and drew on the power that gave me live and memories, and with no warning to her or anyone else in this room, I released everything I had ever felt, in all the ages I have existed across the universe. The blast hit her full force, and the other two with minimal impact. This being my intention I go to my feet and walked over to the woman who did not have to curtacy to learn about a creature she should not have fucked with. The anger within me was greater then I had felt in some years, and now I wanted to repay her, the pain she had caused me. I looked to the two women standing not far from me and they only shrugged. Taking that as some kind of permission to play as I will in this house, I dove into her mind and pulled at ever hurtful memory she had ever had. Shoved her body into the wall and ran my now, very sharp claws, down the front of her blouse. The result was exactly what I had wanted. Her screams filed the house and the ringing filled my ears and soul. It is an odd feeling to cause harm to another, but knowing they had started it first. I opened my inner eyes within her mind and gave her a look she would never again forget, then released her and she fell to the floor. Sarah came up behind me and ran her own nails down my back, causing me to wince and growl a bit. This brought a giggle to her mouth and she smiled with the reaction I had gifted her.

“Yes, may I help you my dear?”

“No, just wanted to hear you once again, hehe. I want to play, want to make someone scream in pain, and though playing with you is so much fun, I want something to drink as well.”

I knew what that meant, she was thirsty and she was in need of blood for food, not games. I should have known, it had been days since I brought us back here and they had used a lot of energy to take in all my memories. I turned and  looked her in the eyes. I wanted to know about these toys in the basement.

“Well what would you suggest? This is your house after all, and I know you need nourishment, so do lead the way, I am more then happy to watch or even join in, this I leave to you. What would you like me to do with this one?”

Turning back to look at the woman who had enraged me, I wondered what they would do to her, out of dark enjoyment. But to my amazement they only walked away and went down the stairs to the tunnels. We came back to the room I had found locked and they both looked back to me, curious.

“Yes I went and looked around the house while you two were out, but when I came to a locked room, I respected your space. What do you want to punish me for not staying at your very side?”

Something made me wonder if those were the correct words to use around these two, but too late now. I saw the glee in their eyes and knew at some point they would take full advantage of those words against me, but now now. Robin simply walked over to me, reached down between my legs and dug in her claws as I tried to hold my ground, but the grip of a fully grown and emotionally willed vampire was not going to work. I sank to my knees and found myself staring up into those beautiful blue eyes wondering what I was in for now.

“I don’t care what race you are from, or what other tricks you can do, I want to play with you and make you know that I also want to own you! Do you have any problems with this desire? Hmmm?”

I got the feeling that no matter what I said to her, she was going to find a way to twist it and find reason to torture me, so I simply smiled and gave in. I had not shared it with them, but I had wanted to belong to another for too many years to count. I was more then happy to become to temporary property of Robin, who knows maybe I would find a place I wanted to be in this world, because outside this house I was growing tired of the world as it was. I chose that moment to see just how much she would allow me to get away with, and I rose and reached over, before she could stop me and bit her, full and deep. Her cries filled the tunnels and her anger erupted with so much force I was brought back to my knees, though I do believe this was the response I wanted. All the years of waiting and watching had paid off. Many have said throughout history patience is a virtue, well that is so very true.

Five
25 Years

I had never thought it would be years before I again saw the light of the outside world. Once in the room that had been locked I was lost to the sweet and evil torments they had created there-in. I had tried to maintain some kind of record of time as the days passed to weeks, but at some point all of it bled together and I lost not only time, but myself, understanding and a sense of what was even real. I was hurt and used by so many in those years. Within that room was an empire of more then just more tunnels. It connected to other homes of people who shared in this desire to be tormented and to torment others. The years I had watched them from outside this house had been used very well. They had created a network of tunnels that expanded over a wider area then any could have ever imagined. Those in this little group of theirs, ended up not being so little. Many of the most powerful people in Oregon were in this circle, and the rings only got bigger the further out you went. I had wanted to be owned, but never did I think I would be shared with so many others. I was fucked, used and tortured for years upon years. I grew so accustomed to my own screams that it no longer bothered me when I heard the true fear in others when they were first brought to this house and this dark evil world.

Over time I was left to my own wonderings and allowed to make my own pain from others. I found that there were only three vampires in this group, Robin, my master, Sarah and the other woman I had brought to pain when she entered my mind without my permission. All the rest were of normal humans, but in the need of pain or causing it. Most were those who had a great deal of power over others in the real world. These were the ones who needed to have that power taken from them and be brought to tears and screams in the dark. The ones who had no control, and were willing to pay the price to have a small amount of time in that seat, were the ones who were more then happy to cause the pain of others. The price was always the same, blood. The owners of this house were all vampires and they needed a great deal of blood, and they did not like to get it after the fact, they wanted it fresh and they wanted to hear the screams of their victims when they took it. One of the first things I was forced to do when I was brought within was to watch, over and over as the blood of the weak was taken in payment for the privilege to have the illusion of power over others. Far too many times that power came with the ultimate price, death.

Those watching would get too aroused and the ladies would get thirsty and they never hurt the members of power in the rooms they held, so those who had paid with blood, would be the meal to make up for the extra needs and desires filled. It was a brutal world, but I had wanted this. I have watched these women for so long, how could I tell them now I wanted to leave? Once there was a young girl who was brought in after the city had fallen to riots and she was nothing more then a young teen. I remembered what Cesar had told me about youth and blood. The younger you drink from the more power you gain from them. The only other secret to this race, was the way in which you took the blood. The more pain you caused the person being fed on, the more you gained as well. So if you did not have the mind to take the lives of those who were very young, then you could simply cause a great deal of pain to the older members of the human race and you would gain the same amount of power when taking their blood and thus their life. She lasted much longer then I had expected her to, but one night when the air in the house was extra heavy from hours of pain and blood being spilt, the desire from Sarah was so great. She wanted the blood of the girl and this time I could not just sit back and watch. I had to get between this young child and one of the vampires I loved. I cared not what I would pay for this action, but I had to regain to self I was when all this began. I had come to this world to help those in need, not to watch as they were fed on and hurt for the enjoyment of others, no matter what they were to me. Robin was at my throat in seconds when I disobeyed Sarah to give the girl to her.

“How dare you not obey Sarah! This girl is nothing more then a meal and you will move aside so she can have the toy she has desired for many months. Now fucking move!”

“No. I can no longer watch as you hurt those who have no way of fending for themselves. If you wish to continue with this little playground of yours then I will not stop you or stand in your way but I will no longer allow you or anyone else in this room to harm the innocent. If you don’t like that, well then you can try to get to her, but be warned, what I shared with you and Sarah was only a moment in the eternity I have lived. You know very little of my true self. Are you willing to test that which you have not seen over this one child and my duty to protect those who truly need my help?”

I could feel the energy in the room growing colder with each passing moment. The other members of the group all backed to the walls and watched as I stood my ground. I was not going to go back on what I had said. This young girl was going to see the light of day again. And I was going to regain the life I had left in search of dark torment. Sarah looked at me,and seemed to understand that no matter what was done, or said, she was simply not going to be drinking the blood of this girl, not tonight, not ever. But Robin was not so easily swayed from her anger. She took one step towards me, then another. I held my ground, but I could feel the fear in not only the young girl, but all the other members within this room. I went back to my first few years within the halls of Cesar. Back to a single conversation I had made sure not to share with Robin and Sarah when I gave them my memories. Back to one very important bit of information I had sworn never to revel unless it was of the upmost importance. How to forever kill a vampire.

Now what you have seen in the movies is all wrong. You now know they can walk in the light, but all the rest is also nothing more then smoke and mirrors. A stake through the heart will only anger them, they will heal from it, and they will never cease to hunt you in revenge. Holy water is nothing more then water, and fire will do nothing to them as well. Cesar had gifted me with the one bit of information I may one day need to protect the young of this world. I could hear his voice and words ringing through my mind, even now.

“What I share with you now is not something to be taken lightly. I only hope you never have to put it to use. The most powerful force in the universe is the same force that you will have to use to kill a true vampire, love. A vampire will only turn another if they love them, and when they share that part of them self to split their nature for blood with another, they split their ability to protect themselves. If you ever have to kill a vampire, you only need to kill the one they turned, or more to the point, the one they love. To do this you have to be of a higher race. You must hit them with a shot of pure power in the heart, enough that it incinerates it all at once. This will kill them!”

I could not take my eyes off of Sarah. I did not want to harm her, wanted less to kill her, but the blood lust of this lair had gone far beyond that of what my true self could allow any longer. Robin was under the understanding that nothing could kill her. That nothing had the power to stop her, when she decided she wanted something and therefor she could simply get her way forever. I had never shared this bit of information with anyone, not even others of my own kind. This was not the kind of thing you ever wanted to have to put to the test. But now, with Robin coming ever closer to me with each step, I feared I would not have a choice. If I killed Sarah I would also kill her creation and that in turn would kill Robin.

Everyone has heard the saying that right before you die, your life passes before your eyes. Well when you are faced with killing someone close to you, their life and all your memories of them pass before your eyes. A single tear fell from my eye and Robin took this as her getting what she wanted, though she could not be further from the truth.

“It will be alright my love, I will forgive all, just as soon as you stand to the side and allow Sarah to kill that damn child! Please do not make me truly hurt you, you know I care deeply for you, but if you continue to disobey me, I will make you scream so that the heavens themselves will feel your pain. Now one last time, move out of the way!”

Sarah was coming up behind Robin, close enough for me to strike and not lose sight of the child I was not protecting. I shifted my gaze from Robin to Sarah, begging her to stop this before it was too late, but she did nothing, again thinking that the vampires were without defeat. Sarah and Robin were now only breathing distance from me. The rest of the room was almost holding their breath in anticipation of the next move. I could only allow one word to escape my lips, it was directed towards Robin, but also to the universe. I did not want to hurt someone I cared for so deeply, but I had made up my mind to return to the light, and I could not go back on it, not when the fate of an innocent was at stake.

“Please…”

“Begging will not help you or her now. This has gone far enough.”

“Then I am truly sorry, for I can not allow you to harm her. Sarah I am so sorry.”

“Why are you saying that to her for, she has nothing to do with this, she only wanted young tasty meal, and you stood in the way. Now you will move.”

In less then an instant the rest happened. Robin made her move for the child and I was left with no other choice. I lifted my hand towards Sarah, closed my eyes, focused all the available power summoned within my being towards her heart, and let go. Her screams lasted for only a billionth of a second then along with her heart, the rest of her incinerated right in front of me. Robin looked as if she thought this to be some kind of a trick, till Sammantha also vanished in a splash of dust and light. Tears were falling from my eyes now, flowing freely. Robin knew what was coming, knew there was noting she could do to stop it. Knew this one child had cost her her true love, the love of Sarah and now her life and existence as well. I watched as Robin started to change from whole to dust in front of me, till there was nothing but a splash of pure white light and she too was gone.

Six
Eternal Darkness

The members of the room, one by one fell back the way they had come to be in this place. The young child I had chosen to protect came out from behind me with tears in her eyes. I was not sure why she was crying but I soon found out.

“Why did you do that? I would have gladly given up my life so that the three of them could live. They were beautiful, how could you do that to them? They trusted you and loved you as well. You may have killed them, but is not a part of your own soul not gone forever as well?”

I knew she was right. Knew that in destroying the vampires this day, I too had lost some part of me I would never again regain. I walked her out to the main floor of the house. It was the middle of the day and the light was flooding in through the windows. I had no idea how long I had been down there. No idea what the state of the world was, or what I had saved this child for only to give her to an unknowing or maybe unwanting world. I opened the door and the light flooded in only to revel that the neighborhood was completely gone. The trees were gone, and the city beyond. The riots had turned to fighting and the fighting had turned to war. Now with the exception of this house, which had been protected by the energies of the friends I had just destroyed, this house may be the only thing left of a once great world. I walked out to the light and felt truly alone. The young girl looked up to me with anger in her eyes, anger focused completely at me.

“This is your doing. You killed them and with them the world they had helped to create.”

And with that she turned and walked away. I had no idea where she would go, but I knew within me she had been right. This was in part my fault. I had allowed this to go on long enough for it to corrupt this whole world. How many had been allowed to suffer and die because of my own dark curiosity of the vampires? I had come here to protect those who needed me to protect them. From the start, I had sat back and hidden behind my title, my name, my very being and allowed to atrocities of this world to take place. I had done nothing to stand up for what was right. I had said nothing and in the end I not only did nothing to protect the innocent, but I helped to hurt them. This was my fault, and the fault of all those others in this world who had hidden behind names, titles, status and rank. Those who had the power to save an entire world, had sat back and done nothing. Simply watched the whole thing burn and then looked to the person next to them in the end and asked why they had done nothing to stop this.

The world as it is, is our doing, all of us. We all have the ability and responsibility every single day to do something to stop the hurt and pain all around us. We have the desire to be something so much greater then what we give ourselves credit for. We all have the sight to see a better tomorrow. See the pain, feel the hurt and make the choice to do something about it. Don’t just stand by and watch as everyone else ask’s the same question, why did you not help them?  How did you allow this to happen?  Why are we all alone? We are all connected through this energy called life. Love the person next to you, help them through their day. Help them to see the light so that they may help the next person see the same.

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