More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.
(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, 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.)
Skipping ahead a bit to start introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past. In this post, Kaen and Gregor have gone to clean out Gregor’s quarters on the station. Kaen has been looking through a photo album while Gregor packs. Picking up a couple lines from where I left off last week – Kaen has asked Gregor to tell him what happened to Sergiu.
“We were captured,” he said, his voice flat and emotionless. “They… they wanted…” His voice broke for a moment and he took a deep breath to regain control. “What do you know of the Erid’thu, Master?”
“Not much, I’m afraid, only that they have been warring with their nearest neighbor, the Solovei for — well, pretty much since they first met each other.”
“Do you know about the Ferrastin?”
Kaen winced as a pain shot through his head. “Yes, but I — I don’t… it seems… familiar, but…”
“They are vampires — a subclass of vampires – not true vampires, not what you are, but they are closer to what the popular myth is. They are… they are evil, Master. They arose during a dark period of vampire history…” He took a deep shaky breath. “They still exist, and they have made Erid’thu their home world.”
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