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Uriel had made a tremendous mistake. She’d secretly fallen in love
with a bloodsucking vampire with a handsome face and had decided to
break The Rules and save his life even though he’d been fated to
die. Because of this transgression God had assigned Uriel to be his
had explained that since she’d saved his life he was now her
responsibility. And this would have been all well and good if Uriel
were still in love with him since she’d have the opportunity
to be close to him. However, Uriel was no longer in love with Slaine
‘Pain In the Ass’ Morvyn.
One may ask. Well, ever since his unrequited love Rebecca ‘Becca’
Thorn (now Becca Dearg) got married Slaine had gone off the deep end
and was drowning his sorrows in booze, drugs and women nightly.
had become a despicable man. How could she have fallen in love
with a perverted, bad boy freak? She wondered in despair. He was even
having sex with more than one woman at a time. Utterly
‘love’ Uriel had felt for Slaine had shriveled up inside her
heart and withered away. Her duty as Slaine’s guardian angel was to
help him find true love in the form of his Judge, so he could be
redeemed of his sins and join God’s Holy Army. A Judge was a very
special human with a pure heart and soul that had the ability to
redeem a vampire or demon with his or her love.
example, once redeemed a vampire would regain their soul. Only after
they were in possession of their soul could they then become an
official member of His Holy Army and join the fight against Evil.
Morvyn was a unique case, however, since he’d already managed to
get his soul back. Now he just needed the love of a Judge to redeem
him of his many sins.
before Uriel could even think to introduce Slaine to a delicate
female Judge, she had to get him back on track and reform him of his
evil ways. Her work was going to be cut out for her. That was
was currently seated at a table inside a popular, San Francisco, Goth
nightclub named Iron Casket. She was using her angelic power
to remain invisible so she could spy on Slaine Morvyn.
don’t get her wrong. She wasn’t stalking him - she was
spying. As Slaine’s guardian angel she was supposed
to be keeping an eye on him.
there he was dancing sexily on the dance floor while surrounded by a
group of three vampire wannabe girls. Slaine was wearing a black
T-shirt with a silver skull on it, black leather pants, a leather
belt with a glittering skull, and biker boots. His chin-length
snow-white hair was slicked back over his head, but a few strands had
come loose during his dancing and framed his face.
eyes were a glittering, ruby red and he had extremely pale skin
making him look like an albino. All the black he was wearing was
really making his exotic features stand out, and there were a lot of
people openly staring at him.
Slaine Morvyn was looking quite fine on that dance floor as he shook
inner thoughts came screeching to a loud halt. No, no, no. She
did not just think Slaine looked hot dancing to Goth metal
with sweat glistening on his brow, and his hips gyrating sensually to
the pounding bass. Gah! Uriel gripped her head with her two
hands in horror.
her own good Uriel turned her attention to the three girls that were
dancing with Slaine. Those tramps, er, nice young women were dressed
in punk outfits. One had a short bob of black hair and was wearing a
red and black Gothic Lolita style dress with a mini top hat. The
blonde was wearing a black bra with a sheer top over it, tight black
pants, and high heels. Lastly, the brunette was wearing a green tube
dress that made her green eyes stand out along with a pair of black
three of the tramps, er, girls had fake fangs stuffed into their
mouths, which meant they probably had blood fetishes. This was a good
thing for Slaine since he could drink from those three girls without
was unconsciously grinding her back teeth as she watched Slaine’s
despicable display of depravity. Try saying that five times fast.
She’d ordered a Cosmopolitan and the waiter had delivered it to her
table probably thinking that whoever had ordered the drink had gone
to the bathroom or was on the dance floor.
thoughtlessly picked up the martini glass and took a sip of her
few people seated at the table next to Uriel’s noticed the floating
martini glass and began to rub their eyes in disbelief and give
suspicious looks to their own drinks, wondering what the hell was in
minutes later, Slaine and the three girls decided to take a short
break from dancing and headed back towards their table which happened
to be right next to Uriel’s.
sat down at the table with his prey and put his arms around two of
the girls’ shoulders smoothly, and ordered them all drinks.
when Slaine noticed something out of the corner of his eye - a
floating Cosmopolitan that was obviously being drunk by a ghost. An
amused smirk curled his lips. He had company. “If you’ll excuse
me, ladies. I’ll be right back.” Slaine stood up from his seat at
girls pouted. “Hurry back,” they called after him with
flirtatious winks and waves.
sauntered over to Uriel’s table and took a seat directly across
from her. He could smell his guardian angel’s unique strawberry
well, well, if it isn’t my stalker angel,” Slaine drawled.
was so caught by surprise by this that she ended up spitting her
drink out onto Slaine’s face.
frowned and grabbed a couple of paper napkins from the dispenser
sitting on the table in order to dry his face off. “So not
cute,” he groused.
did you know I was here?” Uriel asked in a low voice.
gave her a look of disbelief, and hoped he was staring at the right
spot. “The floating Cosmo kind of gave you away, baby.”
crap! I forgot about what that would look like…and don’t call me
‘baby’. My name is Uriel!” the angel snapped hotly.
Slaine tried her name out on his wicked tongue. “So why are you
following me? Are you in love with me?” He teased in that smooth
black velvet voice of his.
used to be. Uriel was inwardly fuming. “Hell no. I’ve been
assigned as your guardian angel. I’m going to help you find your
Judge so you can be redeemed.”
vampire’s expression darkened and a deep scowl formed on his face.
“My Judge…?” Slaine’s thoughts immediately went to the woman
he’d fallen in love with - fashion blogger Becca Dearg. They’d
had sex, and he already had his soul back. Slaine’s expression
became cold and unreadable. “There’s no point. Thanks to Becca I
have my soul back.”
course there’s a point,” Uriel huffed in exasperation. “The
love of a Judge will redeem you of all your new sins. And
there are a lot. I’ve been watching you, buddy.”
sins?” Slaine raised an eyebrow at the angel.
ever since your unrequited love Becca got married you’ve fallen
into depravity,” Uriel began to nag. “You’re having sexual
relations with multiple women, doing drugs, and drinking heavily. You
need to stop this horrible lifestyle immediately!”
had flinched when Uriel said ‘unrequited love’. Ouch. Way to
twist the dagger in a guy’s heart. “No thanks, Mom. I
happen to like my current lifestyle. I have no interest in
ever falling in love again. Love is pain. Love is stupidity. Love
is…” Slaine shook his head.
bristled at Slaine calling her ‘Mom’. Love is pain?
Heh…she could relate. Love was stupid? She could relate to that
too. She’d fallen for Archangel Leviathan a millennia ago, but he’d
fallen and become a demon.
that long ago, she’d become merman Levi Devlin’s guardian angel,
knowing that his true identity was Archangel Leviathan. She’d
selfishly tried to stop Levi from finding true love with his fated
Judge, Vivien Tempest. And she’d failed.
the end Levi and Vivien had fallen in love, and Vivien had redeemed
Levi so that he was now a part of His Holy Army once more. She hadn’t
been good enough for Levi. Or at least this is what she believed. “I
can relate,” she said softly.
raised his eyebrows at Uriel. “You’ve been in love, angel? I
thought angels weren’t allowed to fall in love.”
coughed into her hand. “That’s…none of your business.”
am interested in flings though. I usually go for bad girls,
but I may just make an exception for you. From the glimpse I got of
you when you saved my life you were pretty hot. Why don’t you
materialize so I can see what you’re wearing?”
doubt you’d find it very exciting. I’m wearing my usual battle
armor,” Uriel said in a droll tone. Uriel’s battle armor
consisted of a silver breastplate, armored skirt with spikes,
shoulder armor with spikes, arm bracers, and armored boots with
wore armor to a club?” There was an incredulous note to
Slaine’s voice. “Well, what do you have on underneath? Can’t
you just take your armor off?”
naked beneath my armor,” Uriel replied dully.
eyes popped. “Yeah…don’t materialize naked, angel.” He
stroked his chin thoughtfully. “You know, if you’re going to be
stalking me to clubs all the time you should really think about
getting some clubbing clothes. That way you don’t have to sit there
all invisible and lonely.”
bristled. “I’m not lonely!” She objected vehemently.
“And I have no interest in human fashion. It’s utterly
was a lie. Uriel was actually very interested in human female
fashion, but didn’t know the first thing about it. She also didn’t
know what colors would look good on her, or what kinds of articles of
clothing she should buy. Skirts? Jeans? Tank tops?
wasn’t very ‘feminine’. Well, she looked cute and
feminine, but when it came to the way she acted she was a bit of a
tomboy. Okay, a lot of a tomboy.
many millennia, she’d fought side by side with her brother
Archangel Gabriel while protecting the Universe from violent alien
races. Especially the bloodthirsty Lunarians - a plant alien race
with dangerous psychic abilities.
battles, winning wars, sword fighting - these were things she knew
about and was good at.
like how to be graceful, feminine, pretty, how to put makeup on, or
how to dress like a human girl were beyond her.
maybe this was why she’d failed to win Levi’s heart. Sadly, she
could relate to Slaine, and his unrequited love and pain. It was one
thing they had in common.
that still didn’t excuse all of his recent rotten behavior. She had
to change him somehow. Maybe Slaine had a point though, and she
should at least try to make an effort in her appearance. She
could start trying to dress like a human female and wear makeup.
After all, how hard could it be?
Uriel was lost in her thoughts, Slaine reached his hand out and felt
the cold, hard steel of her breastplate. He ran his hand upwards
until he could feel the soft flesh at the top of her breast.
felt Slaine’s hand on her chest and was abruptly snapped out of her
thoughts. “Pervert!” Uriel slapped Slaine hard across the face
and with such force his head snapped sideways.
removed his hand and when he turned his head to face her, his
expression was blatantly unrepentant. “I just wanted to make sure
you weren’t lying to me, angel.”
right.” Uriel did not sound at all convinced. “Keep your hands to
I shouldn’t keep the ladies waiting.” Slaine stood up smoothly
from his seat at their table. “See you around, angel.”
ladies?” Uriel muttered darkly to herself. “And aren’t
you supposed to be working? I thought you were the manager here.”
raised an eyebrow. “I am working. Half the job of a good
club manager is socializing. Now, if you’ll excuse me. I have work
to do.” He turned around and walked over to the table where the
three punk, Goth girls were waiting for him.
isn’t Dracula a lenient boss. Who would have thought?” Uriel
muttered as she glared at Slaine.
owner of Iron Casket was none other than the legendary,
ancient vampire, Vlad Tepes otherwise known as Dracula. Dracula had
recently been redeemed by the love of his Judge - a Battle Nun named
Kendra Knight, and had been turned into a human.
of his redemption, Dracula had turned a new leaf, and no longer
permitted his fellow vampires to feed from unwilling humans or to
kill them. Iron Casket had become a neutral zone for vampires,
demons and humans to mingle in complete safety.
took a moment to admire the club’s décor. Dracula had spared no
expense and the tables and chairs were all antiques. There was red
and black striped, Victorian style wallpaper on the walls. Everything
was lit by candlelight inside of the club, and there was no
electricity (except for the sound system).
wrought iron, medieval chandeliers with hundreds of lit candles hung
from the ceiling. Bronze candelabras sat on the tables as well as
glass globes with candles inside of them. The candlelight was casting
a flickering, spooky, golden glow about the entire club. The humans
probably thought the lighting was romantic.
and the girls ended up drinking for an hour longer before Slaine
asked for the check. Uriel watched as the vampire stood up and the
three girls began to accompany him out the club.
Smooth Vampire Punk.
made Uriel want to pull her hair out. Calm down, Uriel. She
told herself. Stay cool. She took out a piece of bubblegum and
plopped it into her mouth. Chewing gum was a nervous habit she
couldn’t seem to break.
stealthily followed behind the group and exited the club just in time
to see a valet arrive with Slaine’s latest ride.
angel’s eyes widened and she smacked a hand to her forehead in
utter disbelief. “You have got to be kidding me.”
vampires and demons who were trying to live their lives and blend in
with human society liked to remain low-key and didn’t purchase
overly extravagant cars.
that wasn’t stopping Slaine Morvyn apparently. Slaine’s new car
was a red and black, four-seater Lamborghini Aventador. It must have
cost a fortune. And the doors opened up like wings. Who does he
think he is? Batman?
caught the keys the valet tossed his way as he stepped out of the
car. Slaine hopped in behind the wheel and started the engine. With
excited giggles and murmurs that were definitely related to the car
the three girls filed into the car.
were even taking pictures of what was happening. They must have
thought Slaine was some kind of celebrity or something. Geesh!
Uriel almost panicked, thinking that Slaine’s image wouldn’t show
up in those photos until she remembered that Slaine had his soul back
thanks to Becca Dearg.
Dearg. Pffft. She thinks she’s some kind of modern-day Gwenevere or
something. I’m in love with two men. Pu-lease. Uriel waited for
Slaine to speed off in his Lamborghini before she summoned her wings.
They emerged from her back and spread. Uriel’s wings were white and
feathery with blue tips. She loved her wings.
a flap of her wings she took off into the night sky, glad that it was
clear out, and pursued Slaine’s Lamborghini while remaining
followed him all the way to his apartment building where he owned the
penthouse apartment. Silly vampire. There were a lot of glass windows
in that particular apartment. She didn’t know what Slaine was
thinking when he bought that place. Unless…he had suicidal
tendencies, she supposed.
flew up to Slaine’s balcony and landed there. She went to the
sliding glass door, opened it, and entered the apartment. Silly
Slaine, he should really lock his door. But at least he was making
her job easier. She smiled impishly to herself.
last time Uriel had been to Slaine’s apartment was when she’d
been checking up on him to see how he was doing after she’d rescued
him. He, of course, never knew about this visit since she’d
thoughts drifted to that fateful day a few months ago when she’d
randomly decided to save his life. Slaine, Becca and Derek (the Druid
Vampire Hunter who Becca was currently married to) had just defeated
Dracula in battle and had saved San Francisco from a Zombie
the end of the battle, Slaine had fallen off the roof of a building
and ended up in a garbage dumpster. With his keen hearing Slaine had
been able to hear when his two friends defeated Dracula. The only
problem was that Slaine had also heard his friend Derek proposing to
Becca. She’d said ‘yes’ and after that he’d lost all
motivation to leave that dumpster.
had been watching Slaine, and had realized that he must have been
feeling suicidal since dawn was approaching and he’d made no move
to leave the dumpster. Uriel had then taken it upon herself to get
his ass out of that dumpster, and take him to safety.
the humans say: ‘No good deed goes unpunished’.
Uriel muttered to herself as she looked around Slaine’s apartment.
She’d forgotten about Slaine’s fetish for all things Japanese.
Authentic Japanese brush paintings depicting tranquil mountains,
white cranes and green bamboo were hung on the walls. One scroll
looked like it had the teenaged mutant ninja turtles on it. So
display inside of a large glass case was a suit of red samurai
armor including an impressive horned helmet. Two katana,
Japanese swords, were on display on the table in the living room that
sat in front of the huge flat-screen TV. Talk about spoiled.
heard the front door being opened and almost dove behind the couch
before she remembered that she was invisible. Story of my life.
She thought bitterly to herself.
entered the apartment along with the three girls. He had his arms
around two of their shoulders and he began to lead them to his
bedroom. On his way, he paused for a moment, sniffed the air, and
vampire opened the door to his bedroom, flipped on a light switch,
and ushered the girls inside. “Why don’t you ladies go ahead and
make yourselves comfortable while I go get us a bottle of wine.”
sounds perfect, Slaine.” “Yeah, thanks, Slaine.” “Don’t
keep us waiting too long, lover boy.” The girls chimed in their
closed the door, spun around and crossed his arms over his chest. “I
know you’re here, Uriel. I can smell you.” A cocky smirk was
playing on his lips.
allowed herself to materialize so that Slaine could see her glaring
at him with her hands on her hips. “I do not smell!”
sauntered over to Uriel until he was standing directly in front of
her. He leaned forward and then moved his head to smell the crook of
her neck. “You smell like strawberry bubblegum.”
flushed and had to resist the urge to swallow her gum. “I-I do
pulled back and his expression turned serious. “Why are you here,
here to stop you! You know, having an orgy is a grave sin!” Uriel
wagged her finger at him. “You should tell those girls to leave at
huh.” Slaine gave her a bored look. “And then how do you expect
me to get the blood I need to survive, hmm?” The albino vampire
tilted his head at her and gave her a pointed look.
Uriel frowned and chewed her gum loudly.
of course you’d like to take their place in my bed,” Slaine
suggested with a waggle of his eyebrows.
was so taken aback by Slaine’s perverse offer that she slapped him
hard across the face out of reflex. “I…I….you wish, vampire!
I’m not a slut like them!”
Don’t tell me…” Slaine leaned forward, his tongue coming out to
catch a drop of blood from his split lip. “You’re a virgin.”
His tone was highly amused.
blush intensified. “That’s none of your business!”
a virgin. Sadly, I don’t do virgins.” Slaine put his hands
out before him in a helpless gesture. “Well, you could always join
in on the fun?” His look turned hopeful.
thank you,” Uriel huffed and blew a bubble right in his face.
loss, baby,” Slaine purred. “I guess you’ll just stand out here
and listen to us like a pervert as I make love to those beautiful
ladies in there.”
not making love! That’s-” Uriel began to object, waving
her hands wildly through the air in front of her.
you’re right, sorry. I’m going to go in there, and fuck their
brains out. Then I’m going to give them the best orgasm they’ve
ever had. I’m going to make them scream my name.” A cocky smirk
curled Slaine’s sinful lips.
jaw dropped open. She couldn’t even form a response to all those
lewd things that Slaine had just said.
reached inside of Uriel’s gaping mouth, plucked out her gum and
plopped it into his mouth. “Thanks, baby.” The vampire then
strolled into the open kitchen, opened a cupboard, pulled out a
bottle of wine, opened the bottle, grabbed four glasses, and headed
back to his bedroom. He made a rude, suggestive gesture with his
tongue at Uriel as he passed.
clenched her trembling hands into fists. She was shaking with rage.
The nerve of that punk! And he stole my gum!
entered the bedroom and he shut the door behind him. Uriel just stood
there staring at the door like an idiot. That’s when the noises
started. First, it sounded like they were kissing since there were
all these strange slurping and sucking noises.
Slaine.” “Oh, right there.” “Oh yes, yes.” “More.” The
girls began to moan as Slaine pleasured them. The girls’ moans
became louder and more insistent as the minutes passed.
One of the girls cried out and then the sound of the bed rocking
could be heard as Slaine probably pounded into her. Uriel covered her
ears with her hands as her face turned as red as a tomato. Oh my
God! He’s really having sex with one of those girls in
there! And the other girls…are watching!
yes, yes, yes! Slaine! I’m going to…! Slaine!” The girl cried
out in ecstasy.
couldn’t bear to hear more. Her eyes prickled with hot tears. No!
She didn’t care who Slaine fucked! She spun around on her armored
heel and made her way back outside to the balcony. Remaining
invisible, she summoned her wings and took off into the night sky.
headed back ‘home’. Home was a penthouse apartment that she
shared with her stern, overprotective brother Archangel Gabriel. A
few minutes later, she landed on the balcony outside of their
apartment, opened the sliding glass door, and stomped inside with
I can’t believe him!” Uriel threw her arms up into the air in
exasperation. “The nerve of that depraved freak! I can’t stand
him!” She complained as she stalked through the living room.
hearing his sister’s arrival, Gabriel swiftly exited his bedroom
dressed in a black muscle shirt and matching sweatpants. He had a
towel around his neck and had obviously been using the punching bag
in his room. When Gabriel caught sight of his sister’s trembling
form, and didn’t know that it was from rage and not fear he
immediately grew concerned. “Uriel! What’s wrong?”
pouted at her brother. Archangel Gabriel was an incredibly handsome
man with a warrior’s physique. He had the same snow-white hair as
Uriel, but wore his short, and gelled into spikes. The tips of his
white hair were blue. Gabriel also had the same icy-blue eye color as
his sister. “It’s my ward…Slaine Morvyn. I just can’t stand
him. He’s such a perverted freak!”
flashed in Gabriel’s ice-blue eyes and he strode over to his sister
with lightning fast steps. He grabbed her shoulders in a firm grip
and looked searchingly into her eyes. “What? Did he do anything
perverted to you!”
Uriel couldn’t help but recall how Slaine had reached out and
grabbed her boob at the club.
dropped his hands, and stepped back with a furious look on his face.
“I’ll kill him!” He tossed his towel aside, and willed his
battle armor to appear on his body. His armor consisted of a
stainless steel breastplate, shoulder armor, gauntlets, and armored
boots. The Archangel’s armor was covered in spikes for an extra
menacing effect. The last thing to appear on his body was his
broadsword, strapped to his waist by a thick leather belt. Gabriel
unsheathed his sword and started for the balcony. He was out for
was snapped out of her thoughts when she noticed her brother in full
battle armor heading for the balcony. “Ah!” She ran over to her
brother and wrapped her arms around his waist. “Stop! Brother! He
didn’t do anything to me! I swear!” Uriel was being dragged
across the floor. Her brother was like a tank on a warpath and there
was no way to stop him. Uriel let out a defeated sigh. She had a card
to play though. “Brother, I’m hungry.”
stopped and glanced back at Uriel with a questioning look on his
face. “You’re hungry?”
nodded and gave her brother her best puppy dog eyed look. Her big
blue eyes were already naturally wide so when she did this it usually
worked like a charm on her brother and got her anything she wanted.
huffed resignedly and sheathed his sword. “I suppose Slaine Morvyn
will have to wait. Dinner first.” He made his way towards the
kitchen with purposeful steps.
let out a breath of relief. Safe.
would you like to eat?” Gabriel questioned.
said Uriel simply.
chuckled. “Could you be a little more specific, sis?”
it is then.” Gabriel went to the fridge and began to get out all of
the needed ingredients. “Why don’t you watch your favorite human
movie while I make dinner. It always seems to cheer you up.”
idea, brother.” Uriel strolled into the living room and walked over
to the entertainment center. There was a row of DVDs and she selected
her favorite movie: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. The Disney
popped the movie into the DVD player, grabbed the remote, and made
herself comfortable on the white leather couch. Uriel turned the TV
on, hit the play button, and the movie started. A smile formed on her
face. She loved this movie. It had action, adventure and romance. The
moral of the story that ‘true beauty lies within’ resonated
deeply with Uriel. This was probably because the Hunchback reminded
her of someone dear to her from long ago. Someone that she thought
she might have been falling in love with before his untimely demise.
would always cry at the end of the movie because she was rooting for
the Hunchback and his secret love, and was pretty sure Esmeralda had
feelings for the Hunchback too. Even if she had ended up with Phoebus
at the end.
through the movie Gabriel announced that dinner was ready. She paused
the movie and made her way into the kitchen. She took a seat at the
kitchen island and looked down at her plate. She began to salivate.
sat down across from her and they both put their hands together
before them to say grace. “Lord, thank you for the meal we are
about to receive. And thank you for keeping my sister safe. Bless
this meal. Amen.”
Uriel echoed quickly and then began to dig in. Her brother had
prepared her hamburger just the way she liked it with everything on
it. It had lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions and
smiled fondly at his sister as she began to pig out. His sister was
so cute. The cutest thing on Earth, no, in the Universe. He loved to
spoil and pamper her when he got the chance. “Guess what, Uriel.”
Uriel asked with a mouth full of food.
made chocolate cake for dessert,” Gabriel revealed smugly.
swallowed her enormous bite. “Have I told you recently how much I
love you, brother?”
flushed slightly and his chest puffed up with pride. Yes, he prided
himself in being the best brother in the Universe.
they finished their burgers Gabriel served the cake and they took
their plates into the living room. This way they could enjoy their
cake and watch the end of the movie at the same time for ‘maximum
enjoyment’ as Uriel would say.
was happy to oblige his sister and didn’t care if Uriel got crumbs
all over the couch either. He’d clean up after her later.
the siblings watched the rest of the movie and ate cake, Uriel
snuggled into her brother’s side. He was always so cold -
temperature wise. And she hoped that her own body heat would warm him
up a little bit.
brother Gabriel could control the element of water and ice, but there
were some drawbacks. Uriel was able to control the element of wind -
not as fun. She’d always been a little envious of her brother being
able to control the element of water since there was so much you
could do with it.
I had control over the element of water…Levi and I would have
something in common. I’d be a part of his world. Gah! Why am I even
thinking about him? Stupid merman. Uriel shook her head and
concentrated on the sweet Hunchback on screen.
the movie finished Uriel wiped a single tear from her eye and pressed
the stop button. Immediately the local news came on. A blonde female
news reporter was reporting live from Pier 39. “Hi, I’m Cristy
Stevens, reporting live from Pier 39 where an evacuation order has
just been issued. Five people have died tonight from a mysterious
and Gabriel shared a speaking look at the use of the phrase ‘animal
victims are all suffering from the same strange bite wounds on their
necks…” Cristy continued in a dour tone.
heart skipped a beat. Vampires. This incident had obviously been a
vampire attack. But surely Slaine had nothing to do with this. After
all, he was currently having fun with his three vampire wannabes back
at his apartment.
vampires are at it again.” Gabriel stood up and checked his sword.
He began to head towards the balcony. “I’m going out.”
stood up next. “And I’m coming with you.”
hesitated and gave Uriel a searching look. “Uriel, if Slaine is out
there killing innocent people then I’m going to decapitate that son
of a bitch.”
Slaine is behind this then I’ll kill him myself,” Uriel
said firmly, even as her heart twisted inside of her chest at the
thought of killing Slaine.
looked pleased and nodded. “It’s times like this that make me so
proud of you, Uriel. Come, let’s go.”
slid the sliding glass door open and the two Archangels stepped out
onto the balcony. Gabriel closed the door behind them and the two
angels summoned their wings. White feathery wings emerged from their
backs and spread. With a flap of their wings they took off into the
night sky. They were a formidable brother sister duo that was one to
be reckoned with.
and Uriel flew over the glittering city of San Francisco and headed
directly for Pier 39 where the night’s attacks had taken place.
They reached Pier 39 a few minutes later, and began to fly over the
when Uriel spotted a lone figure bathed in moonlight, standing on the
edge of a roof and peering down into a dark alleyway. The man was
dressed in a white kimono with the pattern of red
chrysanthemums on it, and a red obi sash belt was tied around
Uriel quickly followed Slaine’s line of sight and spotted a man,
woman and a small child between them. With cameras around their
necks, backpacks, and baseball caps on their heads that read ‘Pier
39’ they appeared to be tourists.
glowing red eyes were tracking their movements intensely. He
unsheathed his katana with one fluid motion and leapt off the
Uriel cried out and flew towards the alleyway at top speed with her
brother right behind her. The two Archangels arrived just in time to
see Slaine land in the alleyway right in front of the family.
then turned his back to the family and stabbed his katana
forward into the dark shadows of the alleyway.
cry of pain rang out, and a man staggered out of the shadows. A man
with glowing red eyes and gleaming white fangs. The vampire hissed at
Slaine angrily, bearing his fangs, and lunged at Slaine with his
showed the vampire no mercy and slashed his katana through the
air and decapitated him. Blood splattered through the air and onto
Slaine’s face and kimono. The vampire’s head fell to the
ground and rolled towards the terrified family.
the head stopped in front of the family and stared at them with its
now lifeless eyes, the family screamed in terror.
shot them an impatient look over his shoulder. “What the hell are
you people still doing here? Get the fuck out of here, idiots!” He
snarled at them.
a monster!” The father screamed at Slaine’s face.
flash of hurt crossed Slaine’s gaze before a cool mask of
indifference fell over his face. He smiled at the family, showing his
fangs. “That’s right. I’m a monster. Now get the fuck out of
here if you don’t want to be next!”
father took the hands of his wife and child, and they ran for their
sighed. “About damned time…stupid humans.” He returned his
attention to the shadows of the alleyway. A group of five vampires
emerged, all with furious looks on their faces. All five vampires
were dressed similarly with spiked silver collars around their necks,
black T-shirts, leather pants, and biker boots. Due to their dyed
hair, mohawks and piercings they looked like thugs.
saw that the vampires were closing in on Slaine and was about to fly
down and help him when her brother put a hand on her shoulder,
have to help him!” Uriel snapped at her brother.
Gabriel said while keeping his eyes on Slaine. “Just wait.”
looked the five vampires over and his lip curled back in a disgusted
sneer. “And what the hell are you guys supposed to be…some kind
are a gang!” One of the vampires immediately declared. “We
are the Stray Dogs!” He puffed up his chest with pride.
raised an eyebrow at him. “The Stray Dogs Gang? Never heard of you.
You must be small fries.” He proceeded to pick some wax out of his
ear in a bored gesture and flicked it off into the air.
vampire bristled. “We’re new! Our beloved boss just turned us and
gave us the order to wreck havoc here at Pier 39.”
boss? Who is he?” Slaine demanded.
five vampires shared a conspiratorial look and then chuckled darkly.
“We’re not telling you! We’re loyal only to the boss! We’re
the boss’s loyal dogs! And you’re either with us…or against us!
So what’s it gonna be, punk?”
rather eat shit than be a part of your stupid gang,” Slaine smiled
that mean he won’t join us?” one vampire asked dumbly.
vampire was quick to hit him over the head. “Yeah, you fucking
idiot! Just keep your mouth shut. You’re making us look bad.”
vampire frowned and rubbed his head. “Sorry, dude. So what do we do
kill him, duh.” The vampire rolled his eyes in exasperation.
five vampires whipped out their weapons and began to close in. Two
pulled out switchblades, one pulled out a long length of chain, one
took out a crowbar, and the last whipped out a baseball bat.
raised an eyebrow at the hodgepodge of weapons. “What? No guns?
What are you teenagers?” His lip curled back in a condescending
up, punk!” The vampire who appeared to be their team leader shouted
loudly. “Get him!”
vampire with the length of chain attacked first. He whipped the chain
out towards Slaine’s head, but Slaine lithely dodged and charged
forward. With a slash of his sword he decapitated the vampire.
again blood splattered through the air, and a head and body dropped
to the ground. The first vampire Slaine had killed was already
turning into dust and in a few minutes the vampire Slaine had just
killed would also be nothing but a pile of dust too.
No!” One of the vampires cried out in outrage and attacked Slaine
with his switchblade. “You’ll pay for that, you bastard!” He
stabbed his knife through the air.
blocked the knife with his sword. A loud clang filled the alleyway.
The vampire’s eyes widened in surprise, probably surprised that
Slaine could keep up with his new superhuman speed. The vampire
didn’t give up though and continued to slash his knife at Slaine
humored him and blocked a few attacks with his katana. A few
seconds later, he yawned widely. So goddamned slow.
bat went swinging through the air, aiming for Slaine’s head. Slaine
sensed the attack coming from behind and ducked.
bat ended up smacking into the face of the vampire with the other
switchblade, knocking his fangs out with the force of that tremendous
straightened. “Man, you guys really are idiots.” He chuckled.
vampire with the bat lowered it and began to apologize to his
comrade. “Fuck, I’m so sorry, man. I didn’t mean to.”
fucking idiot!” the vampire roared, blood, teeth, and spit flying
through the air. “Look at what you did to my face!”
think it’s an improvement,” Slaine drawled sardonically.
was that, asshole?” The toothless vampire lunged at Slaine with his
dodged and the vampire stumbled past him, tripping over some of the
garbage that was in the alleyway. Slaine spun around and decapitated
the vampire from behind. More blood, and another body and head
dropped to the ground.
that wasn’t fair. He had his back turned,” the dumb vampire
said this was a fair fight?” An evil smirk curled Slaine’s lips.
aren’t you the protector of this city? The hero…Druid Vampire
Hunter, Derek Dearg?” The vampire questioned confusedly with his
muscle beneath Slaine’s eye ticked in irritation at the mention of
his rival and the vampire who’d married Rebecca Thorn.
I’m not Derek Dearg,” Slaine said through gritted teeth.
“My name is Slaine Morvyn. And I’m no hero. I’m just doing this
bastard!” The vampire that was good with a knife attacked Slaine
again while the vampire with the crowbar attacked from the opposite
blocked the knife attacks with his sword and then spun to gracefully
parry the crowbar. The vampire with the bat just watched slack-jawed
as Slaine effortlessly fought his two opponents.
was able to disarm the vampire with the crowbar and took that
opportunity to take his head off. Slaine felt a sting in his back and
reached behind him to pull out the knife the vampire had thrown at
him. He tossed it aside casually.
spun around and glared at the vampire. “Was that supposed to hurt?”
He sneered. “You idiot, you should have gone for my head. Something
like that is nothing compared to the torture I once endured.”
Slaine charged forward and swung his samurai sword through the
Wait! Stop!” the vampire cried out and raised his hands in a
surrendering gesture. “I’ll…be good! I promise! Please!”
mercilessly decapitated the vampire. “Well, I don’t believe you.”
As the head and body dropped to the ground he approached the dummy
with the bat.
vampire dropped the bat and raised his hands up before him in
surrender. “Please…don’t kill me.”
wicked smile curled Slaine’s lips. “Today is your lucky day,
dumbass. I’ve decided to let you live another day. I want you to go
back to this boss of yours and tell him that this is my city
and that he has to get through me first.” I can’t have any
vampires that feed and kill prowling around the city that my beloved
Becca lives in.
I thought Derek Dearg was the official ‘Hunter’ protecting this
city?” Dummy said.
up.” Slaine swung his sword and his blade rested against the
your boss this is my turf. Got it?”
smiled, whipped his sword through the air to remove the blood from
its blade, and then gracefully sheathed his katana.
you…a samurai?” the vampire asked with a note of awe in
chuckled. “No. I’m just a good for nothing vampire punk. Now,
hurry up! Get going!” He clapped his hands.
The vampire took off into the shadows.
shook his head. “It’s so hard to find good help these days.”
let us return home, sister,” Gabriel said with a slight smile on
his face. “There’s nothing left for us to do here.”
brother,” Uriel agreed. She was slightly stunned by what they had
just witnessed. Slaine Morvyn had protected a human family and killed
several of his own kind. He’d acted like a hero. Well, a slightly
psychotic hero, but still…
there’s still hope for him yet, dear sister,” Gabriel grudgingly
Uriel smiled goofily. “There is definitely hope.”
be continued in…Tattoo 2: Athame
to popular belief Slaine Morvyn took his job as Manager of Iron
Casket seriously. That’s why the following night at Iron
Casket by the time Slaine was finally finishing up his paperwork
it was already ten o’clock. Approving or disapproving booze and
food orders took time.
had given him his own office space on the second floor that had an
extra room attached to it that was a small bedroom with a private
bathroom. Theoretically, this room was to be used in the event Slaine
had to pull an all-nighter, grew tired, and would then have a place
if Slaine pulled an all-nighter, lost track of time, and ended up
getting stranded at the club during daylight hours. A scary thing for
any vampire. But what Slaine ended up using that spare bedroom for
was usually for a quickie and feed with a vampire wannabe girl.
never took the same girl to his bed though. He didn’t do the whole
girlfriend-boyfriend thing. He was so over the illusion of love. Love
was a joke. And he was tired of being the butt end of that joke.
cracked his neck from side to side and stretched his arms over his
head. He needed a drink. He exited his office and made his way down
the stairs into the club.
club was already packed. More than a hundred punks, Goths, and
wannabe vampires were dancing on the dance floor. The Goth metal was
pumping from the club’s speakers (the only thing hooked up to
electricity). The large wrought iron chandeliers filled with dozens
of lit candles shed their flickering light upon the dancers.
strolled towards the bar and could feel several hungry eyes on him.
The vampire smirked cockily. He knew he looked good. Heck, he always
night he was wearing a black T-shirt with a rhinestone, gothic cross
on it, red leather pants, biker boots, and his signature white
leather trench coat with lots of straps and buckles. Sometimes the
ladies needed something to hang onto.
Slaine walked his trench coat billowed out behind him like a cape. He
took a seat at the bar on one of the tall stools and ordered himself
a drink. The Goth bartender set the drink down in front of Slaine a
few minutes later.
picked up his drink and spun around on his stool so he could watch
the people dancing. He took a sip of his Black Russian and ogled the
scantily clad girls. He thought back to last night and couldn’t
stop the leer that spread across his face. The fun, kinky times he’d
had with those three vampire wannabe girls had been great.
been a little disappointed to discover that his stalker, er, guardian
angel Uriel had been long gone by the time the girls had fallen
asleep and he’d exited the bedroom to see if she was still there.
Er, to get a glass of water in the kitchen.
no, she hadn’t stuck around. Prudish angel. His loud fucking
had probably been too much for her delicate sensibilities.
found himself searching the crowd for a bob of curly white hair with
punky blue highlights. Maybe Uriel had taken his advice and gotten
herself some normal human clothes so that she could stalk, er, guard
Slaine without having to be invisible. Yeah, right. He knew
the chances of that were pretty slim.
was a sudden commotion on the dance floor and the crowd seemed to be
parting to let someone through. A beautiful woman, perhaps? However,
the sound of people snickering and jeering reached Slaine’s sharp
you look at that?” “Who comes to a dance club dressed like
that?” “Is she supposed to be a clown?” “Wow. That’s a
fashion emergency if I ever saw one.” “People like her shouldn’t
come to places like this.” “Yeah, she doesn’t belong here.”
“Leave!” “Get out of here!” “Freak!” Random people on the
dance floor were making insulting exclamations at whoever was walking
through the crowd.
crowd parted enough for Slaine to see the person everyone was talking
about and his eyes widened in alarm. Oh shit.
she was dressed like a…clown?
had on an extremely large amount of makeup. Her face was completely
overdone with too much purple eye shadow, bright red lipstick, and
red rouge on her cheeks. The rouge looked like two red circles had
been painted on her cheeks.
what the hell was she wearing!
was dressed in a tacky, sky-blue dress with puffed sleeves and a
full, belled skirt. The dress was made out of a cheap, blue stain
material. It would have almost been pretty, but a dress like
that was completely out of place at a Goth club like this where most
of the girls were dressed in short tube dresses or booty shorts.
on the other hand, looked like she was going to prom, or going to get
married at a trashy chapel in Las Vegas, or go to a Gypsy wedding.
angel was frowning as she looked around her and realized that
everyone was staring at her while pointing, laughing, and insulting
her. She was about to turn around and flee the club when suddenly her
eyes met with Slaine’s.
blue clashed with ruby red.
face flamed with humiliation. She spun around and began to flee, but
ended up tripping in the four-inch high heels that she wasn’t used
to wearing. Uriel fell flat on her face on the floor. How
embarrassing. She wished the floor would just open up and swallow her
female vampire wannabe who was holding a glass of red wine stalked
over towards Uriel’s fallen form and emptied her wine glass over
Uriel’s head and onto her dress. “Oops. I’m sorry. I thought
you were a trashcan!” The girl sneered loudly, an evil smile on her
face. Several people laughed in response.
felt tears burning her eyes. Sometimes humans could truly be so
then a gasp rose up from the crowd and Uriel felt something being
draped over her head and body.
the hell do you think you’re doing, you ugly bitch?” an angry
snarl reached her ears.
eyes widened at that familiar deep voice. It was Slaine! Uriel looked
up and was surprised to see Slaine Morvyn standing protectively in
front of her. At first Uriel thought Slaine was talking to her, but
then she saw that his gaze was on the woman who’d insulted her.
me?” the vamp girl said, her tone incredulous. “Did you just call
call it how I see it.” He started to look her over from head to
toe. “Fake teeth, fake tits, dyed hair. Wow. Your natural self must
be truly hideous, huh?” Slaine’s lip curled in a sneer. “You’re
just jealous that my friend Uriel looks prettier than you…even in
that hideous dress. And her boobs are real. FYI.”
vamp girl was clenching her hands angrily into fists at her side. She
let out a hysterical squeal. “Ugh! How dare you! Just who do you
think you are! I want to talk to the manager…I’m going to get you
fired, buddy.” She flipped her hair over her shoulder.
Slaine Morvyn - the manager of this club.” Slaine stared down his
nose at the girl in a condescending manner. “And you are hereby
banned from this club. We don’t need ugly bitches coming here.
It’ll scare off our male clientele.”
manager? I can’t believe you’re protecting that fashion
emergency!” The vamp girl pointed her trembling finger at Uriel
bouncers grabbed the girl’s arms and began to literally carry her
out of the club.
go of me!” the girl screeched, incensed. “Unhand me at once!
Argh! You’ll hear from my lawyer about this!”
spun around, dropped to one knee in front of Uriel in a very
prince-like manner, and held his hand out to her. “Milady.”
looked up at Slaine, put her hand in his, and allowed him to help her
up. There was red wine all over her dress. Slaine clucked his tongue
at the sorry sight. “Your dress is ruined.”
don’t care…it’s ugly anyways. Apparently, I have no taste in
human clothes. I was better off being invisible. In fact, I think
I’ll go back to being invisible.” Uriel began to turn invisible
beneath Slaine’s coat.
Don’t do that here. Come on.” Slaine swiftly began to escort her
across the dance floor and to the side exit. Slaine pulled Uriel out
into the alleyway and closed the door behind them. Uriel was silent.
Slaine walked around to her front and crouched down to peer up at her
face. She was already completely invisible again. Shit.
Uriel removed Slaine’s trench coat and returned it to him. “I no
longer need it. I should have known better. I’ll never be a
beautiful, feminine woman. I’m an Archangel. A warrior for God.
sorry, Slaine, but…I really can’t handle your teasing right now.
I…I need to be alone for a while.” Uriel’s voice was close to
breaking. “Try to stay out of trouble for one night. Goodbye.”
wait!” There was a rush of wind and the sound of flapping wings.
Slaine was left feeling strangely empty without her presence. “I
wasn’t going to tease you,” the vampire said to the empty
alleyway. In fact, he’d been about to tell Uriel that she looked
‘cute’. Completely out of place inside of a Goth nightclub, but
still cute. Even with her overdone makeup.
kicked a beer can and sent it flying out of frustration. “Goddamn
it.” Because of him Uriel had been hurt. Sure, he enjoyed teasing
Uriel, but he never truly wanted to hurt her.
all, he owed his life to her. He was alive thanks to Archangel Uriel.
And Slaine always repaid his debts.
reentered the club and headed back over to the bar. He needed another
drink. The bartender made him another Black Russian and Slaine spun
around on his stool to watch the people dancing once more.
few people raised their drinks in Slaine’s direction and he nodded.
He flushed, feeling odd. He wasn’t used to being the hero.
as he tried to find the night’s conquest, his thoughts continued to
stray to Archangel Uriel. She was an enigma. He couldn’t quite
figure her out. At first, he’d been sure she had a crush on him
because she’d gone out of her way to save his life. But now it was
obvious she didn’t like him. And even if she did like him…he
wasn’t the right man for her. Uriel was pure, innocent…
he was trash. A druggie, a playboy, and a drunk.
was a disaster. A mess.
that moment, there was another commotion among the crowd. What
now? Slaine wondered as he watched the crowd parting in much the
same way they had for Uriel.
this time the crowd was parting out of reverence and awe - not
Look at her.” “She can’t be human.” “She’s a goddess.”
“She’s…perfect.” “Hey, babe, marry me!” “No, marry me!”
“So beautiful!” The crowd parted in front of Slaine so he could
see the woman everyone was gawking at.
was absolutely stunning. The woman had long, shiny black hair that
had been artfully styled into a side braid. The braid dangled over
her right shoulder. A few locks of hair were loose and framed her
face. She had otherworldly bi-colored eyes. Her right eye was a
sapphire blue and her left eye was a ruby red. Colored contacts?
Slaine wondered. It was not unusual for club patrons to wear oddly
colored contact lenses.
woman was wearing a short, slinky, sapphire-blue dress, and
thigh-high black leather boots. There was a black velvet chocker
around her neck with a single ruby dangling from it. The dress was
low-cut and showed off her ample cleavage. Wowzers.
woman seemed to be looking around the club for someone. Lucky
bastard. Slaine sneered jealously in his mind. At that moment,
their eyes met.
mysterious woman smiled, revealing her fake fangs. She started to
approach Slaine with purposeful steps, swaying her hips.
frowned and looked at both of the seats next to him in case he was
mistaken that she was approaching him. He didn’t want to
make himself look like an idiot by waving to her or something when it
turned out she was going over to some other dude.
there wasn’t anybody seated in his vicinity. Slaine’s white
eyebrows rose as the stunner continued to approach him. She was a
woman stopped right in front of Slaine, and smiled seductively at
him. “Good evening, handsome. Would you like to dance?”
frowned. He didn’t like being called ‘handsome’. He has his
reasons. But how could he turn down the opportunity to dance with
such a stunner? She was even a vampire wannabe by the looks of
Slaine smiled charmingly in return. “How could I refuse a request
from someone so lovely?” The vampire slid off his stool, took the
woman’s hand, and guided her out to the dance floor.
crowd parted for them as if they were a king and queen, and it irked
Slaine a little as he remembered what had happened to poor Uriel
earlier. Human beings were incredibly superficial. True beauty lay
something wrong?” the woman questioned perceptively, sensing
shook himself from his dark thoughts and turned his attention back to
the beauty in front of him. “No, sorry, baby. I guess I have a lot
on my mind tonight.”
think about work. Try and enjoy yourself. Life is short,” the woman
purred in her silky voice. She had a strange accent. One Slaine
couldn’t quite place.
woman had a point and Slaine tried to clear his mind. “So what’s
your name, beautiful?” Slaine asked as they began to dance to the
Goth metal music.
Ruby. And what’s your name?” Ruby purred.
was a pleasure to watch dancing. She was very good. A little toss of
her head from side to side. A bounce of her breasts. She ran her
hands up and down her sides in a sensual manner. These little moves
kept Slaine’s eyes riveted to her.
started to dance closer and closer until Ruby spun around and began
to dance with her back to Slaine. She bent her legs and slowly slid
back up Slaine’s body. Slaine liked that teasing move.
boldly pressed herself against Slaine so that her ass was pressing
against his crotch. Slaine put his hands on her hips as they began to
sway and move to the music together. His crotch was rubbing against
her ass and he could feel himself harden in his red leather pants.
began to rub his erection against her ass unable to help himself.
Ruby had to feel his hard-on, but she didn’t seem to mind. In fact,
it looked like she was reveling in the way she was making Slaine feel
and the effect she was having over him.
spun around and danced closely to Slaine. They began to grind their
bodies lustily together. Their faces were getting closer and closer
until they were only an inch apart. They were so in sync that they
closed their eyes at the same time and leaned in for a kiss.