More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.
(Sanguine is out to my beta readers now, but still being refined and revised, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)
If you want to pick up from the beginning, I started weekly excerpts from this in October.
Skipping ahead a few lines from last week. Gregor has mentioned his family to Kaen before but Kaen didn’t really make the connection then…
“I have waited my whole life to serve you, Master.” Kaen tilted his head questioningly and Gregor smiled. “My family stretches back in an unbroken line to those who served the first vampire, and we are yours. We merely wait for you to claim us.”
Suddenly Kaen remembered Gregor’s words that the old ways had been kept alive in his family, and a tremor ran through him as he drew a deep hissing breath. “Vladescu…”
“Yes, Master, Vladescu.”
Gregor watched him carefully as the name – and its meaning – began to sink in.
Kaen stared at him, stunned.
Vladescu… an ancient line that stretched back before the first widely known vampires… a people who had always been devoted and willing servants to their Master, and they had only served one lineage… a people who he had thought – who they all thought – was just a rumor, a line that had died out centuries before…
“Do you know the power you are offering me?” Kaen whispered, awed at the prospect… a family of human servants, willing servants, willing blood just waiting for him to claim it… ancient blood… an ancient bloodline…
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