Sunday Excerpt — December 1, 2013

More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.

(This is still a work in progress and the following lines have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)

Picking up from last week, Kaen fed from Gregor and nearly killed him by taking too much.

Kaen pulled the man against his chest, holding him, and Gregor nestled against him contentedly.  “Sleep,” Kaen said softly, lowering his head until his lips brushed Gregor’s. 

He felt Gregor reaching for the kiss and he smiled. “Rest now,” he said, settling him back onto the bed. “I have some things to attend to, then I will be back:  if you wake before I return, just lie still and wait for me.”

“Yes…”  Gregor’s voice trailed off into sleep and Kaen smiled, tucking the blankets around him. 

He watched him sleep for a moment, cursing himself for a fool:  it had been centuries since he had had a willing Blood Slave and he had nearly lost him in the first feeding – he had forgotten how sweet and powerful blood was when it was freely given.

Stepping out into the space station he realized that he had also forgotten how much sharper his senses could be, and he smiled:  it had been so long since he had felt his full powers — powers that could only come from the blood of a willing donor.

“Ah, Gregor,” he murmured, “you have given me more than you know.” 

His eyes closed for a moment remembering the taste of Gregor’s blood:  there was something about it – something familiar and comforting and somehow… more… than any other blood he had ever tasted, and he was already craving more.  

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17 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — December 1, 2013

  1. I have the feeling that this won’t last too long, he is enjoying it way too much.

  2. Very nice! Can’t wait to see what he does with all this power! 🙂

  3. There are some wonderful emotions in this snippet, and you did a great job with complementary choreography. Great job!

  4. Calling Gregor the slave might be an oversimplification—Kaen is clearly hooked! 🙂

    Is there a tradition of a Blood Bond? ‘Cause methinks that might be closer to the truth . . .

    • They do have an interesting dynamic…

      There is a great deal of history that is explained later. Gregor’s family has served Kaen — and those of his lineage — since pretty much before recorded history (a cave painting is involved…) Kaen, however, has been missing for generations. He went mad for a while, and then lost part of his memory in a duel with another vampire. He and Gregor share a Soul Bond — Gregor is vaguely aware of this (and knows who Kaen is) but Kaen is still totally unaware. (Well, he’s beginning to sense it…)

  5. Very well written piece. 🙂

  6. Lots of emotion here, but I hope he can restrain himself until his “slave” is stronger.

  7. Lots of emotion and a bond is formed. I’m wondering what will come of this connection. Great 8!

  8. Great job of exposing a lot of the dynamics between these two characters! Nicely done!

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