Octavia, a human, appeared into this world with a mysterious past unknown to even her. Victor a cultured man of influential prestige was born a savage vampire. They should have never been but their attraction was so profound neither could deny their love.
“Tell me to stop and I will.” He came to stand in front of her after hearing no more words of resistance cross her lips.
In a split second, he wished he could sire her and take her for his own. He wanted to tell her everything. This world, his world, about vampires, but he could not.
Victor gripped her face within his palms. “I cannot let you go. I will not,” he exhaled, caressing her lips. “But if you want me to, I will leave you be. Forever…”
“This is madness…” Octavia gazed up at him speechless. She tried to resist him, but the words of refute would not flow.
“And I cannot breathe when you are not near. I cannot think when you are not by my side. The last few days have been murderous knowing that I could not have you” He kissed her, not allowing her to refuse him.
He would never let her go.
Removing him from her mind, but still feeling deflated about not being able to see him, Octavia ascended to the hospital rooftop like her routine insisted. She walked towards the edge and took in the fresh fall air, focusing on the magnificence of the palace. The sun was descending, and it was as if the castle lights were summoning her. At least in her mind they were. It was stunning. “One day you will actually get to see the inside. One day,” she sighed in promise to herself.
“I heard it’s a beauty,” said an unfamiliar voice from behind. Octavia spun around on the uneven gravel to find none other than him, the nameless stranger. Her heart nearly leapt out of her chest.
It took a minute for her to respond. After a forced swallow she replied, “Oh, yes. Yes, it is. Well, that is what I hear.” She concentrated on the man so intently, it was a wonder she could not read his thoughts.
For a minute, no words were exchanged, as they could not help but gaze at the other. It was Victor who finally broke the silence. “My name is Victor.” He then extended his hand for her to shake.