I was in a dark den, the only light was from the crackling of a fire place in a hearth, that took up the whole wall. The crackle of the fire were like bullets bouncing around in my brain, groaning I put my head in my hands.
“I’m glad to see you awake.” A deep voice spoke in front of me. Snapping my head towards the voice, only to feel like electricity shoot down my spine. “Here, for your headache. I’m sorry for the bump on your head.” A bottle of water and ibuprofen appeared in front of me. Guzzling the water down without a second thought. Then it clicked, last night’s events came back to me. Martha my best friend in the world, had set me up with a guy from her office as a blind date. The guy decided to bailed at the last minute and another male that was inhumanly gorgeous slid into the seat across to me. We chatted for a while and ate dinner, he said since we were both alone we could keep each other company as we enjoyed our meal. From what I can pull from the fuzzy memories his name wish Silas and he was from somewhere in Europe… Ireland??? Scotland????
“You were the one who sat with me after my date bailed.” My voice croaked unattractively. The man sat back in a high backed red winged chair, his dark brown hair reached down to his hips and glowed ember from the dance of the fire. Silas’ angular face was adorn with ruby eyes and dusty pink plump lips that had fangs protruding from under his upper lip. I knew that those abnormally elongated canines should have scared me but oddly I’m calm.
“You must forgive me but, I have glamoured you, so you wouldn’t run away without me able to explain. See, I am old and I have yet to find a companion to tell my stories to….until last night.” Silas said leaning closer as he settles his weight on a cane that had a crystal dark blue orb on top that was set onto a twist of metal vines.
“Glamoured??? And how the hell are you old, you look a day over twenty-five.” I exclaimed. Silas’ chuckle sounded like hot chocolate on a freezing winter morning, warm and kind. His warmth stayed out of his cold lonely eyes. Only thin did he was older then he looked.
“Glamour in is a basic technique of my kind that can either erase memories or impels a person to do something at a vampires will.” Silas watched me as he explained, he must have seen my eyes explode out of my head. Because seconds later I was soothed by a sense of warm bubble bath. “I was turned after my last gladiator fight in 402 A.D. I have been a gladiator, a Viking, a highlander, a king, a prince, a general and many other statuses…. Just no one to share this lonely god forsaken world with.” Silas grew grim and silent until he looked at me with a longing in his eyes, “please will you give me your name again, you just look like someone I have met once and I don’t want to mix you two.”
“My name is Christine.” I blushed not knowing why I was all of a sudden attracted to this man whom I should have been terrified of ’cause you have Stockholm Syndrome stupid, you just got done studying this in pysch 101′ I mentally kicked myself.
“Christine…such a fitting name for a beautiful companion.” He seemed to forget that I was there and was talking to himself ‘See he’s a delusional psychopath. How do you know those teeth aren’t glued to his head?’ My internal self yelled at me.
“Why do you need a companion?” His head snapped towards me as he snarled at me ‘wait for it his fang will fly out any moment if he keeps on doing that.’ Putting up my hands in an ‘I surrender’ “easy buddy I’m not food. I’m just asking questions.”
“Because, my darling I am dying and my people have had companions so they can spend their last moments feeling like they belong somewhere in their darkest time. Someone who will listen to the stories of their life.” He played with his cane like a kid would with a basketball, dropping it a few millimeters off of the floor just to pull it back up again. ‘Keep talking stupid, it will stall him out so someone will notice you are missing.’
“Why are these stories so important?” His response was the saddest thing I have ever heard, his facial expression looked like he lost everything even thought he lived in a million dollar house and looked to have everything anyone would have ever wanted.
“Everyone has their reasons mine is not so much for the stories rather then just for someone to be there with me as I die and know that they don’t see me as a monster. I have lived for one thousand six hundred and twenty seven years and everyone I have ever loved has all died and turned to dust in the ground, or feared me and ran way or was torn from me by others who thought I was a monster. I have waited for this day for one thousand six hundred and ten years two months, three weeks, six days, twenty three hours and thirty seconds. Only because I knew that when I transpired I would have finally found my companion that knew my every betrayal, every love affair…Every person I have saved….each that I have murdered… And not be afraid of me.” Without knowing I had leaned in until my hand caressed his, I found tears running down his cheeks and a look like he was reliving every moment of his long life.
“You really have it down to a science there don’t cha.” I whispered trying to easy the mood that laid so thickly around us that I swear that if I moved any part of my body again it will send a ripple through the atmosphere. I only got a slight scuff for my comment as he stared at our hands in appreciation. “Please Silas, tell me a story” my internal self slapped her forehead but I just ignored her and went with my gut. Who is to say that vampires don’t exists, sure he maybe crazy and may kill me but this man will just have to prove the latter. “Prove to me you are not a psychotic sociopath that wants to drain me dry for some fetish.” He lips then slowly spread into a grin revealing those pearly whites “nu uh not proof enough those could be glued on. Or some dentist filed them that way.” His fangs retracted like the vampires you see on True Blood, to tell you the truth I was terrified now and hoped that I didn’t show it.
“I have to hear it from you, Christine. Or it won’t be offical.” Looking at him confused he explained, “it’s how a companionship with vampires work. No, paper work just your word. A “I solemnly swear” type bound by your voice.”
“First take your glamour off of me, wouldn’t you want me willingly then knowing that you are forcing someone to be with you. If Merriam-Webster changed his definition on acceptance and understanding in the last few hours then we are screwed.” At that he laughed a full hearty laugh.
“I knew choosing you was the right choice, Christine. You haven’t been glamoured since I told you cuz then what was the point cuz then you would be just causing more pain and loneliness then true companionship.” ‘Well he does seem logical and his fangs did freakishly vanish….now we gotta check you out to see if your sanity is still intact.’ As I argued with my self, Silas sat there silently waiting for my decision as he gently rubbed his thumb along the back of my hand where they were still caressing his. ‘Fine, if I get out of this alive I will go get a cat scan.’
“Then yes, Silas….I, Christine vow to be your companion.”
Hello everybody this is just the first of ‘A Night with a Vampire’ sorry if this sounds like a ninth grader’s best. Artist doodle, I on the other hand piece random words together and come up with a scene that is in my head. Whether it makes sense or not. Any-who every Wednesday night I will try my best to write a new installment of Silas and Christine. If you have any ideas on the era he should tell please don’t hesitate to contact me. The picture I have no clue who it is from but if you (the reader) drew it I love it and I will totally take it down if you want it to be taken down or if you want credit for it that is fine no problem just tell me and I will do it. Again sorry for the grammatical and sentence structural errors honestly I only spent two hours on it and didn’t do anything fancy to it. I’m going to put a link down here to a YouTube video (Breathe into me by RED) love the song reminds me of how Silas sees Christine as being his breath of life. So yea I guess I will probably do this on Wednesday as well. I’m almost done with season one of Criminal Minds so keep check back for a review on that and more. I also have made a group and page on Facebook called darkestXrose blog if y’all want to follow and if you can’t contact me here, you can Definately contact me there. So yea y’all have a good night and