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PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:35:09 AM »
Lazarus met Jake in New York, in some bite club called Liquid Empire. He was one of the groupies in high demand, working the fang crowd and selecting who would be lucky enough to be offered his blood and body. Whoever took him home usually kept him for a few nights but Jake wasn't one who could be pinned down as a pet.

That was what the rumours said, anyway. Lazarus liked the look of the young man - newly celebrating his twentieth birthday when Lazarus first laid eyes on him. The blond vampire wasn't intending on hanging around New York for long because the vampire council ruling this city didn't like him or his spontaneous decision making. He'd had two warnings and he figured there wouldn't be a third. Better to get away. But then he'd seen Jake and hung around. There were too many other ancients sniffing around him, enough with mental talents that wouldn't hesitate to smack Lazarus down. Better to just wait until Jake noticed him.

It took three weeks and Lazarus was getting irritated. He was on his final night to the club, figuring he was going to leave New York anyway, when finally Jake approached and shuffled onto the bench seat beside him. A few seductive words later (mostly on Jake's side, for Lazarus was crass) and they were back at Lazarus' apartment fucking the night away. The little shit left during the daytime and when Lazarus saw him again a couple of weeks later, Jake was throwing himself at another fanger.

Lazarus left shortly after them. The other vampire was only a couple hundred years old. In the confrontation that followed, there was Lazarus, a pile of ash and a young mortal staring wide-eyed at him. Lazarus sired him then and there, in that alley, atop the ashes of the guy Jake was being taken home to fuck.

The start of their relationship was salty. A lot of hate sex that eventually turned into thirsty sex. Their attraction to one another saved them at the beginning. Once Jake admitted that being a vampire was better than being human, they were good to go. They travelled away from New York but still found themselves in a city with a portion in the north-west that touched the ocean.

They settled in the suburbs after Lazarus bled dry the elderly occupants of a nice two-storey house. It was a strikingly modern place with timber shutter blinds fixed to all the windows. A wonderful way to keep the place sunblocked. Lazarus tended to Jake as well as he could - keeping him around longer than any of his other fledges. Most of his other fledges were squeamish when it came to Lazarus' darker side but Jake found that he enjoyed experimenting and he and Lazarus had a lot of playdates with a lot of mortals, and only a handful didn't survive.

It was shortly after the decade long anniversary of Jake's making that Lazarus found the other one. He was at Risk on his own because he and Jake had played with a mortal they'd picked up earlier that night but Lazarus was restless and left them to it, citing he wanted to pick up one of his own. He went to Risk and saw Ben.

Jake's looks were dark and brooding and sexy as hell. Ben was fair and fine-boned and eager to throw himself headfirst into danger to get what he wanted. That kind of mindless dedication towards a goal impressed Lazarus. The problem was extracting Ben from the creature whose eye he'd caught.

Ben reminded Lazarus of Jake in a way - he was offering himself up to vampires, but not as their bite boy. He overheard the conversation nearby and knew Ben wanted to be fledged. Lazarus thought it was cute and figured he and Jake could have some fun playtime holding the promise of that over his head. Except Ben was now being courted by a hideous old monster and Lazarus had thought Ben would retreat, except he didn't. He was on the hook. The old one was doing what Lazarus had intended - dangling promises of siring to lure Ben into his parlour. Lazarus struggled to come up with ideas how to separate them but luck was on his side. The old thing gave Ben a card with his details on it and told Ben to visit him tomorrow night. Ben agreed, but by tomorrow night it would be too late.

Lazarus did the same thing with Ben as he did with Jake, sans vampire to destroy. The blond mortal left Risk and headed for his car parked in a dark street. Lazarus met him there and cornered him with questions about being sired. He could tell Ben was a little scared because he was being antsy, but he was also respectful and went along with whatever Lazarus suggested; which was to climb into the back of Ben's muscle car and be drunk from. The sighs and groans and writhing soon turned to fucking and it wasn't long before Ben's intensity wavered off because of blood loss. Lazarus was livid; he'd meant to drink and fuck and take Ben home for Jake so they could both play and maybe swap mortals. He was also interested in Ben in a way that reminded him of his interest in Jake.

He couldn't die. But here he was, dying. Lazarus did all that he could; he sired him.

They went back to Risk. Ben's thoughts were loud and invasive, unusual that a newly made fledge could even tap into telepathy at all. Lazarus backhanded him a couple of times and then it stopped. Good. He went through the tedious task of teaching Ben how to drink and not make a mess of it and Ben proved himself a good student. Even better. They took Ben's car back to Lazarus' place and the beat-up Charger burbled into the garage.

Lazarus took Ben's hand and entered the house. He knew Jake was still here but he couldn't exactly tell where. He figured he was still upstairs in the bedroom with the mortal and was about to head up there when Jake's voice surprised him from the direction of the living room.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 02:45:54 PM »
New York had been one hell of a town. It had been better than the Jersey Shore, and the gutter trash town Jake was from. The young man moved when he was eighteen, and found about vampires shortly after. Even before knowing they were real, Jake had dreamed about them. The idea of everlasting beauty and life pulled him deeper into nightlife, searching for the ultimate daddy. He liked men, and more importantly men liked him. His grey eyes, pale skin and dark hair drew vampires to him for study. The first few times the vampires had been in control, and some had treated him like real trash. However, he learned quickly how to play the game, to use the honorific at the right moment, to look wide eyed and stupid to those who wanted it, and nasty and cruel to those who craved it.

Jake wasn't sure how nasty or cruel he was, despite doing many nasty and cruel things. He assumed Lazarus had been drawn to his rather subjective morality, his sire's appetite for blood for exceeding his own. He'd seen Lazarus many times before he'd spoken to him, and it had been intentional. He found him sexy, that long blonde hair and chiseled face calling out like a beacon. Jake had simply learned that they wanted him more if he made them wait, strung them out, and got them all wild. He'd even relished in dashing Lazarus's hopes after their first sexual encounter. It was fun to torture him.

That ended the night Lazarus killed his rebound vamp. The sheer power, and fear took the fight out of him as Lazarus took away his choice. God it had been a cruel stroke for such minor teasing, but it told Jake never to cross Lazarus again, at least not until he understood him more. Despite despising him, Jake wanted and needed him. His fresh blood cried out for his sire's body, and so he had a hate filled sexual relationship with Lazarus, that continued on the basis that it was good. Jake didn't like Lazarus, but he began to understand him. Jake had been his, claimed from their night of passion. He'd taken what was his that night, and Jake resolved to take what was his too, when the time was right.

Overtime, he hated Lazarus less and less, and eventually, he agreed that he was happy for his siring. He felt strong, and old ones they met said he was both young and old as a result of Lazarus's blood. In time, they became a pretty pair of killers, and Jake found the feeling of power addictive. Other vampires had already approached him in recent days. Some said Lazarus was holding him back, and that in a few centuries he would have the world. Jake knew it was true, but in a strange way had grown to love Lazarus. He was a twin of soul, and Jake felt responsible for his maker. He would leave one day, he knew, but he wasn't ready to let go yet, and he didn't think Lazarus would let him leave.

Jake had finished the mortal off, fucking him and then draining him to death. He'd been a good meal, and a better screw, but Jake had given in to his hunger, and regretted nothing. The mortal had been a nobody anyway. He'd only finished disposing of the body, using his limited amount of Celerity to throw it in a dumpster several blocks down before coming back to the house. Jake had only been in the living room for a moment, when he spied Lazarus and someone he didn't know heading towards the stairs.

The kid was cute, with nice blonde hair and full lips. Something was wrong though. Jake felt drawn to him, like he was only drawn to one other, Lazarus. His eyes widened with shock, and he looked at Ben before saying, "what the fuck is this?"
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 03:06:35 PM »
Ben's shiny blue eyes gave him away almost as much as the blood bond did. Fledgling kin didn't feel one another the same way they felt their sire, but like Jake, Ben instantly knew that they were part of a new little family. Surprise and wariness melted into his expression at the hostile question and Ben turned his vivid gaze up to Lazarus to do the explaining. He only knew one part of the story, himself.

Lazarus dragged Ben closer to him, releasing his hand so he could lock an elbow around Ben's shoulders. Jake wouldn't have cared if Lazarus brought back a mortal or a vampire, but to bring back a new fledge would be a shock. He wasn't ignorant of this fact, though he couldn't summon any empathy for it.

"Someone new to play with, love," Lazarus said, noting that he could hear no heartbeat in the house. The mortal was gone. He didn't care how. "Jake, say hello to... uh..." he looked down at the pretty young man. "Ben?" he hazarded.

"Yes, Ben," Ben replied, expression betraying his unhappiness at being so insignificant to the Ancient that his name had already been forgotten after being sired. He looked at Jake, hopeful that Lazarus' other fledge would accept him. "Hello," he said. He couldn't say he was pleased to meet Jake. He was still reeling in shock that there even was a Jake.

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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 01:02:06 PM »
Jake liked Ben's shiny blue eyes, and Jake couldn't deny an attraction. He blamed it on the blood they shared. He was attracted to Lazarus, so of course he'd be into another of his bloodline. He wasn't sure how to feel, but for the moment pontificated betrayal. Was Lazarus bored with him so he made another? Was the day coming where Lazarus would leave Jake a note and say he and this one absconded to Paris? He couldn't help but see this Ben as a replacement. He didn't approve.

He looked at his sire, his fury being evident through their blood bond. His face was pleading for an explanation beyond the obvious dribble the ancient had just put out. Ben looked fun in that way, but they could've used him and dumped him as a mortal. Now, they were stuck with him. What a happy little family Jake suddenly had.

"Hey Ben," he said warily, a sense of judgement layering his voice. "So did he murder someone before he forced himself on you like me, or did you just fuck him?"

He knew he was asking for a slap to the mouth, or worse, but Lazarus had brought this mess into their home, and Jake was quick to let both of them know he wasn't happy about it. He didn't have anything against Ben though. How could he? They'd never met. However, the mere fact that Ben existed in this context was enough to stoke Jake's rage.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 05:38:34 PM »
Lazarus smirked at the anger that hit him. He knew Jake would be salty about Ben's siring like he'd been salty about his own siring, but hopefully he'd come around sooner rather than later. Because Jake interacted with Ben directly, Lazarus let it play out.

Ben could feel Jake's rage as well. It was a peculiar sensation, something that reminded him of heat and smelt like charcoal. Jake's words struck him with a double blow; first about his siring being forced on him (but it wasn't something he'd minded because he'd been looking for a sire after all), and second about having sex with Lazarus. He'd gone along with what Lazarus wanted even though he hadn't intended on behaving like a worthless groupie, but he hadn't expected to have sex in the back of his car. The feeding had brought out something intense in him and he'd been horny as anything, and all he remembered was being drunk from, being fucked and then being put through a fast-paced lesson on drinking from someone. His siring had started off peaceful, in the back of his car, but then Lazarus had returned him to Risk and everything was a haze of colour, light and sound.

Still, Jake's challenge made him feel cheap and dirty and he looked down as the colour in his cheeks rose with the fresh blood he'd ingested and the fact he was still new. His emotions radiated outward.

"Aww, love, you made him feel bad," Lazarus laughed.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 09:28:10 AM »
Jake had an idea, and decided to ask. The worst case was Lazarus would tell him no. He smiled at the thought of getting Ben alone. They could have a little chat.

"Let me play with him," Jake said, looking to Lazarus with a much kinder face. "It will make up for me not being there when you claimed him."

He looked like all would be forgiven if he just got Ben alone. He couldn't always succeed, but Jake had learned he could sometimes manipulate his sire. It normally meant flattering him, or convincing him things were his idea, but sometimes Jake got ahead by offering to make tension go away. Lazarus might say no, tell Jake the new one was his, and to piss off. If he did, Jake would wait to see what his sire had in mind. He always had something in mind.

He looked at Ben, enjoying the negative feelings he'd stoked in him. It was adorable to watch him squirm. "You're cute when you're shamed," Jake observed. "Good to know."
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 09:40:51 AM »
Lazarus narrowed his eyes at Jake, knowing from experience that he could be destructive. He didn't want Jake to destroy his new prize, though it would be interesting to watch. At least they could have a few rounds of Ben and see if he was worth keeping. He'd never destroyed a fledge without being attacked first before, but he was still attached to Jake and he liked how they'd developed as a pair and he wasn't done with him yet, so if it came down to it, he would dump Ben to fend for himself or let Jake try out his powers on him. Lazarus didn't stop him from practising them, but there was also a rule that he couldn't use them on him. Perhaps Ben could make for target practice.

"Alright, that sounds reasonable. I'll watch, though. I don't want you marking or breaking him before I have another go."

Ben listened as the pair of them negotiated over him like he was steak. He frowned first at Lazarus then at Jake when the other said how cute he was.

"Hang on a minute, I only had sex with Lazarus because the bite made me... want to," he explained, his outrage fading on the last few words as they sat awkwardly on his tongue, but when he tried to pull away from Lazarus and couldn't, he turned on his new sire. "You can't just pass me around to whoever you want."

Lazarus looked down at him, a cruel glint in his eyes. "Oh, but I can, love, and I will if that's what you need to get your attitude adjusted. It's my blood in your veins. I own you." The ancient's hand moved to Ben's hair - in need of a haircut judging by its slightly shaggy appearance - and he gripped it and pulled his head back. Ben cried out, his hands raising to hold Lazarus' by the wrist. "I can snap you in two, so be a good boy like you were in the back of your car, and do what I want. What I want for you is to play nice with Jake. Got it?"

Ben hesitated just enough for Lazarus to give him a little shake. "Got it! I got it!" he shouted.

"Good boy," Lazarus said, and let go.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 09:58:53 AM »
Jake internally scowled at not getting Ben alone in a room. He wouldn't be able to say or do certain things with old Lazy around. That didn't mean he was mad at Lazarus. He enjoyed having an audience for which to put on a good show. He looked to Ben, and motioned for him to approach with a crooked finger. He then took off his shirt, and tossed it in the corner.

"Strip," he commanded, and looked to Lazarus for a sign he was doing this right. In their early days, Jake had enjoyed his sire teaching him how to drink, how to fuck and how to kill. He would only be doing one of the three tonight, but as he looked at Ben's delicious form he considered the possibilities. Once Ben was naked, Jake ran hands up and down his body.

"Do you fear me," he asked softly, his tone like a lover.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 10:08:22 AM »
Petulant venom shot at Jake through Ben's eyes. Rage and hatred spilled into the triangle that was their blood bond and a strong desire for rebellion. But Ben stripped anyway. He did it without show, lowering his eyes when he started removing his clothing. He did it with all the care and attention as one does before hastily getting into a shower.

He kept his face turned away so he didn't have to look at either Lazarus or Jake. At the roaming touches at first he flinched in place and then he closed his eyes, willing himself not to react more than he already was. Jake would notice now that Ben was breathing even though he wasn't talking, a habit he hadn't yet lost. His mind hadn't caught up to the fact his body no longer required it for him to continue living.

"No," he replied, because it was Lazarus he feared, not Jake.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 10:31:26 AM »
"Wrong answer," Jake whispered just as softly. He would be made to fear him then. Jake liked when people were afraid of him. He knew Lazarus would never be. Even without mental powers there was little he could hide from his maker. Mortals normally had to do, but they were so temporary. Jake now had a little brother, to love and torment and help, in his own way. He'd start helping him now.

"Look at me," he said, putting mental force behind it. Jake wanted to force Ben's eyes to stare into his own. A hand grabbed Ben's flaccid member, and lightly stroked. "Fear will help you survive as one of us."

It was a tiny bit of real advice. Jake wasn't aware that he had shared something personal concerning immortality, but he had. "Unbutton my pants, and pull me out," he instructed, keeping Ben's eyes on his own. "This doesn't have to hurt if you play nice."

He remembered hearing words like that, from one of the vampires he'd experimented with before Lazarus. This sin wasn't nearly Jake's worst, but it was strangely cruel and personal.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 10:41:18 AM »
Ben looked at Jake immediately upon the command. Whether or not he was going to look at him without it was unknown. Ben was acutely aware of Lazarus standing near them, watching. He didn't turn his head to look but it gave everything an oddly unrealistic feeling. It could be dangerous to think in such ways. Detachment meant he was likely to do whatever was asked of him. When the instruction came hand-in-hand with a threat of pain, Ben's earlier glare of infection returned.

"I won't ever forget this moment," he breathed. A promise usually spoken to a lover, Ben uttered them in a way that made it sound like something with longterm consequences. Yet he did as told, staring Jake in the eyes as he felt his way to his zipper and worked it down, pushing his hand into the clothing and finding him bigger and stiffer than he'd expected. Wrapping his hand around it along with Jake's stroking upon him made his own cock gain girth and weight, fattening under Jake's touch. Ben trembled and closed his eyes to settle himself.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 06:25:43 AM »
Jake laughed at Ben's proclamation. "You'll forget," he corrected. "Eternity is a long time."

Ben was hard now, and Jake grabbed by his chin. "Don't tremble," he said annoyed. "Did you break him when you made him," he called out to Lazarus. There was a day when Jake would've understood how Ben felt. He wasn't always as confident and monstrous as he currently was. He remembered times of feeling unsure, sheepish and scared. He'd been a teen older men had loved, and he'd hardened into steel from those early days. Lazarus was his longest and most stable monster relationship, but it was far from his first. Jake didn't have the cognition available to recognize he'd become the beast of his early youth, or that he was paying forward his own pain to Ben.

"On your knees," he instructed, giving Ben a few seconds to do as he was told. If he resisted, Jake would force him to his knees. This was happening.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 06:54:53 AM »
"He was willing for me," Lazarus replied, excited to watch these two.

Ben twitched, meaning to look over at Lazarus except his face was held in place by the chin. Ben was disappointed that his new sire wasn't interested in protecting him at least on his first night. He sank to his knees in front of Jake, the other vampire's hand no longer holding and stroking him. Ben still held Jake, though, and with his erection pointing aggressively at his face, Ben spoke.

"Stick it in my mouth and I'll bite it off," Ben said, his voice shaking. "Even if you kill me for it, you'll still have no dick for the rest of eternity."

He wasn't serious because he'd rather give a blow than risk his life over it but if there was a chance Jake believed him and didn't go through with it, then he would take that win. Ben knew - the instant he'd been backhanded in Risk - that he was going to be in a world of hurt, but he'd thought it would only be at Lazarus' hand. Having two tormenters was a lot more than he'd bargained for.

And still, with Lazarus' ancient blood in his veins, and the supernatural ability to see everything, and being told that he would live for eternity... it was worth it. It was an abusive world. He'd endured emotional abuse from his parents for years. He'd only had a few years away from and his life had faced financial hardship and constant uncertainty that he'd make rent or be able to buy food or find the next casual job. So now he was facing sexual abuse, most certainly physical abuse, and it didn't reallly surprise him. Just something else to navigate.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2020, 09:52:40 AM »
Jake scoffed at Lazarus's obvious tease, smiling a bit to show he wasn't a terrible sport. The threat had real spirit to it, and Jake did not want to lose his dick. He didn't take Ben seriously, and supposed he could just make him do it. No, that was no fun. The new meat needed to be punished for his refusal. Jake would've been happy for an oral treatment, but now he wanted more, and Ben would give it to him.

"Well I can't have that," he said, pausing long enough to give Ben hope that this was all over. "Turn around and show me your hole then."

He crossed his arms over his chest, and if Ben tried to suck him now he'd smack his head away. It could've been easy, but now because of his spunk, it would be a whole lot harder for him. Jake didn't understand why he was so set on doing this. Normally people lined up to get him alone, but something about Ben's refusal was stimulating in a new way. It was fun to conquer someone stronger than a human, but still weaker than him. As he inspected Ben's exposed ass, he wondered if this was how Lazarus felt throughout history.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2020, 10:04:50 AM »
Ben was getting angrier. In spite of Lazarus' order to play nice, he didn't think the blond ancient was going to interfere after all. He was staying out of it, watching them. He hadn't said or done anything when Ben had refused Jake. Maybe this was a test from Lazarus to see if Ben would give it away to others. Since he didn't want to, he had a refusal in mind.

"No," he said, and he took pleasure in the word. He would fight Jake if he had to. No way was his blood that much older than his own. He looked just as new as Ben did. Barely ten minutes ago he hadn't even known Jake existed. If he was older and an important companion to Lazarus, then Ben would've been eased into it.

Lazarus laughed his delight. "How many people have said no to you, love? Not many," he said, answering his own question.

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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2020, 10:12:11 AM »
Jake backhanded Ben across the mouth, as hard as his ten years would allow. He was still on his knees, and the force of the strike knocked him to the ground. Jake was angry, mostly because Ben was putting up too much of a fight. Shouldn't he have been quaking in his little boots? It didn't matter. Jake would get off on him one way or another. He turned to his sire.

"Can I practice my powers on him? I won't try and use them on you. I know the rule."

He could just beat the shit out of Ben, and then cum on him. That would be kind of hot, and new. Maybe after a few rounds of beating him, Ben would beg for simple sex. Jake both hoped he did and didn't. He'd have fun either way.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »
Ben was knocked off his knees and went sprawling. Pain rocketed through his face, radiating heat from where Jake had made impact on his cheek. He only had time to get one arm up and save himself from smacking his head against the floor, though he was seeing stars anyway. His face was throbbing and he lifted a hand to it, fingertips pressing gently. They touched something wet and he looked at them. Blood. Jake had split his face open with that smack. Ben felt for the cut, smearing his blood on his face when he did so, but found nothing because the cut had been small and he'd already healed it. He barely heard the conversation as it happened between Lazarus and Jake... but he didn't miss the importance of it after everything was said.

"Yes. Move him to the centre of the lounge. I want to sit," Lazarus flapped a dismissive hand and strode to the armchair that faced the centre of the room. Jake and Ben were off to one side, hidden by the sofa. Lazarus wasn't sure how Jake would drag Ben into the room. Usually, Jake's display of his vampiric talent made the ancient highly uncomfortable. Since Jake now had someone to use them on that wouldn't show ragged edges, Lazarus figured he could get used to seeing them. He didn't understand the appeal of it. It was like cheating.

At the permission asked then granted about using powers, Ben finally felt the fear Jake had wanted out of him, and from the floor he lifted a hand to ward off the other fledgling. His bloody fingertips were obvious as he held his palm towards Jake.

"Please, sorry! I'm sorry," he said. "I'll do what you want."
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2020, 07:58:56 AM »
Jake mouthed a kiss to Lazarus as he was given the green light to make Ben his play thing. Lazarus could be a hindrance at times, but Jake was overly fond of him in a way. He liked that they were still together, and secretly hoped they'd be for a while yet to come. His big moment could wait a few more decades or even centuries. He wasn't getting any older.

Ben looked pathetic, groveling on the floor like some common whore. Jake delighted in his change of tune. As fun as beating him would've been he was more in the mood for sex. He decided to practice his powers to ensure Ben didn't make good on any biting promises. Jake moved Ben to the center of the room, ensuring Lazarus would get his view. He wasn't quite the voyeur his sire was, but he loved to be an exhibitionist. He loved giving his friend and maker a good performance. Jake felt ninety percent of life was putting on the right show.

Jake stripped himself naked, and joined Ben on the floor. "This is what this life is like," he said softly again. The lover was back. "He did it to me, and now I welcome you to this world. If you end up not having the stomach, simply step out in the morning. He won't miss you, and neither would I. But if you're strong, you'll survive me, and one day be me. One day I'll be him. That's how it works little dove."

It was all so tender, but as Jake spoke, he'd wet his finger tips and was poking around Ben's hole. Jake's rod was hard, and he was very clearly turned on. "Now, suck me, and look me in the eye as you do it. If you do a good job, we'll stop there. And..." His eyes bore into Ben's and the other would feel his free will vanish. "No teeth, love."
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2020, 09:24:42 AM »
Placed in front of Lazarus caught Ben's attention as soon as he saw him again. His gaze pleaded with the blond Ancient but he specially didn't think anything at him like he had at the club because he knew Lazarus wouldn't be happy with him. He was mute and upset when Jake joined him on the floor, and the intimacy and touching was too much a juxtaposition of the cruelty from before. It left Ben confused and reeling, not grasping any words beyond the relevant: 'this is what this life is like'.

He better get used to it, then.

A hand rose to grip Jake's shoulder weakly, holding onto the arm that was reaching around and threatening to finger him. Ben didn't push him away or try. Instead he felt as the muscles moved and whimpered in his throat every time he thought that finger would enter without lube. There was pleasure in it, too, which he didn't want to admit but his body certainly responded to. He'd lost his erection from before but now it was coming back, fattening under Jake's teasing. Ben continued to breathe, a habit, and his breath shuddered beneath the touches, giving away the pleasure he felt.

Ben's free will had pretty much already vanished, but now he felt the compulsion to obey in a way that was separate from himself. He was aware of the change, that he was being dominated. He didn't know if he preferred this or the other. Actually, no. He preferred this, because now he didn't have to blame himself for giving in. Now he could just blame Jake. His dignity could remain intact.

He surrendered himself to it.

Crawling over Jake, he repeated the instruction, "No teeth, only suck," and he went to work immediately. His hand gripped the base of Jake's shaft and he licked the tip and played with the head with his lips while looking at Jake, like he'd asked. Slowly, Ben engulfed him, waiting for that moment where he was just about to choke... and he never did. At the sound of a zipper, he reached the base and pulled his hand away, holding himself up from the floor for better leverage and also to be able to look up Jake's body and make eye contact. He'd never managed to take someone that deep into his throat on the first stroke before - it had always been something he'd had to work up to. He developed a rhythm, undulating his tongue, moving his head to and fro even as he pulled back and pushed forth, not scraping his teeth gently on the underside like he sometimes did because no teeth, only suck. Ben worked Jake as good as he could, looking up at him often and speeding up when Jake started to react with twitches and thrusts. He would do a good job because that was what Jake wanted.

He could hear the noises he made and the ones that he summoned out of Jake. He could hear Lazarus on the armchair beside them, wanking. He could hear the whirr of the fridge and water bubbling(?) next door. He could hear the muffled quality of the neighbour's television on one side and every now and then a strain of music from the neighbour's radio on the other side. And he continued to suck all the way through it in his attempt to get Jake to blow.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2020, 03:42:45 PM »
Jake split his attention between Ben and Lazarus. One was an object, a prop to be used. The other was a captive audience, to both his beauty and his cruelty. Jake didn't do anything like slap the back of his head, or shove him around. He didn't need to. Ben was faithful to instructions. Jake looked down at the new puppy with glee. He decided he liked Ben a lot. Maybe, he'd even teach him a thing or two. He'd earned his keep with both of them at this point. It might even be nice to have some fresh meat around.

He was skilled at his work, and Jake smiled darkly as Ben realized he had no gag reflex anymore. It was one of the small gifts of the dark curse, but useless nonetheless. The soft wet cavity of Ben's mouth massaged Jake's cock, slowly bringing him closer and closer to climax. Jake could've jerked himself at this point. The control is what was getting him off. That didn't mean he didn't appreciate Ben's skill. That was the icing on a very good cake. Jake felt the familiar pressure building within him, grunting softly as he realized his load was coming. Now he did grab Ben's head, and held it in place as he shot down his throat. It was a perfect end. Once he was satisfied, he let Ben go, and stumbled back to collect himself.

"I like him," Jake said to Lazarus, conversationally. "I think he'll fit in nicely."

Now he turned back to his little brother. "Nice meeting you Ben."

He left the room laughing like a madman. He'd had one good night.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2020, 10:25:20 AM »
Ben slept the day with Lazarus, his jaw aching before the morning sun rose because Lazarus had been inspired by Jake's play. Ben could blame Jake for dominating him but not so much for Lazarus. He willingly got onto his knees for the blonde ancient. His sire. The idea of it was still surreal - as surreal as his enhanced senses.

He was woken more tenderly than expected. Lazarus was in the mood and he put Ben into it as well. He'd gone from having a two-month dry spell to constant sex in two nights. Throughout the deed there was a passionate relish for something that the sex couldn't satisfy. He threw himself into the act, which Lazarus praised him over, but it still wasn't enough. After they'd both orgasmed, Ben realised that sex wasn't the thing he craved.

It was blood.

He'd fed last night but now that he'd identified it, the hunger grew dramatically. Lazarus forced him into the shower because Ben wasn't thinking very well. He relied on muscle memory to clean himself as his mind wandered, thinking of racing pulses and willing necks.

"Are we going back to Risk?" he asked.

"Tedious. Jake and I are taking you out to show you how we do it. Not every city will have a place like Risk, love. Better you learn now." Lazarus prowled to the bedroom door and moved to the room where Jake slept. He might have slept in as he was sometimes likely to do, or he might have heard Lazarus fucking Ben and been annoyed by it and left. Lazarus hoped he'd only gone downstairs rather than leaving the house altogether.

"Jake?" he called.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 05:30:07 AM »
Jake had slept away the day like a baby, dreaming sweetly of little Ben's face as he'd dumped down his throat. It was the kind of control that he'd craved but had never been able to achieve with Lazarus. He had to listen to his sire, and knew if he ever stepped too out of line, that he'd be dust. With Ben, it was different. With Ben, the possibilities were endless. This emotional armor Jake wore was tested when he woke to the sounds of Lazarus and Ben fucking. Normally, Lazarus would've come into his room and woke him with sex like this. Now, he was giving it away to the house boy. He'd rolled his eyes, and went to shower, taking more time than normal to groom and really shine.

He'd managed to finish before Ben was shoved in there, and so focused on getting dressed. He wore black, as normal, and settled on a tight sweater and sleek pair of trousers. He chose boots, not unlike his sire's in design, and styled his hair to a cute bedhead. He let his hair sweep in front of a single eye. Mortals always loved that. As Lazarus knocked on his door, he emerged, giving Ben a polite -but far from warm - look, before greeting Lazarus with enthusiasm.

"I assume you want me tonight," he said, pulling a cigarette case from his bedside table. He offered one to Laz, before lighting his own. They hadn't had plans, but normally if Lazarus knocked this early it meant he intended to spend the night with Jake in some capacity. It now appeared it would be a family outing. Great.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2020, 01:04:24 PM »
Ben stepped out of the ensuite bathroom connected to the master bedroom, unaware that Jake had only just finished his own shower before he'd even started his. Jake wasn't on his mind at all until Lazarus said his name. Ben dressed into the clothes he'd worn the night before and was pulled along with the Ancient to Jake's room.

"I need clothes from my place," he said, hoping that they would find something for him to drink before they went there. The last thing he wanted was to be unleashed on his unsuspecting ex-roommates. They didn't even know they were ex-roommates yet.

"Just borrow from Jake's wardrobe," Lazarus said, huffing his impatience at such menial requests as clothes. His two fledges could work out the details. Lazarus just wore the same thing all the time. Jeans, button-up shirt, either bare feet or cowboy boots. It wasn't like he sweated in any of it.

When Jake appeared in the doorway, Lazarus grinned at him as he looked him over and accepted the cigarette. Once it was lit and puffed on, Lazarus held it between his fingers and announced for his two fledglings what was happening tonight.

"We're going to teach Ben how to hunt," he said, his lips curling into a smile. "Our way."

Ben wasn't as alarmed as he should've been upon hearing the tone Lazarus used. He was too hungry for a drink. With glazed eyes he looked at Jake and what he was wearing and didn't think he'd suit it for himself. Too much black.

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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2020, 06:09:54 PM »
"Why from my clothes," Jake winged, shooting Lazarus a distasteful look. He and Ben looked similar frame wise, even Jake admitted. However, his complexion and hair were wrong for all of Jake's clothes. He knew it instantly. He looked to Lazarus like he'd finally gone too far. His mouth curved into a pout even more when he found out his night would be educational in nature. He supposed it could be fun to train a new, little killer. Jake was good at confusing the humans they didn't kill. He felt if he had the right teacher, he'd be able to wipe memories all together.

He looked to Ben, wondering what could be done with him. "I have a cute baby blue shirt that would look nice with your eyes," he admitted. "He looks like he'll do best playing the preppy boy. I got just the thing actually."

He went from winging to freely helping, all in a matter of moments. The truth was, despite his protest, he kind of liked the idea of playing dress up with the puppy. How cute might he be with the proper tutelage? Jake wanted to solve this quandary.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2020, 06:30:02 PM »
"Nooo, not preppy," Lazarus admonished, his words intended on stopping Jake from collecting something too nice. He threaded his fingers through Ben's not-quite-dry hair. He needed a haircut but Lazarus liked him without it. He would perpetually look as though he needed a haircut. The clueless youth who had no idea how hot he was. He already had one that knew exactly how hot he was. Lazarus liked the idea of opposites. One light, one dark. It wouldn't be long before Ben's insides matched theirs, but for now Lazarus could play with the concept until he got bored. "Jake, do you have a sweater with a hood? A swoodie?" Lazarus pulled a face. "Hoodie," he corrected himself. That particular item of clothing was not in his usual language.

"Language must be really different nowadays," Ben said, his tone respectful in a way Lazarus wasn't used to. Worshipful, always. Fearful, sometimes. Respectful? Rare. He looked at Ben with renewed interest.

"Yes, love. I change with the times as much as I can."

"Reinvention forced by society," Ben marvelled. "That's... you're amazing."

Lazarus puffed out his chest and drew himself up to his full height. He smirked at Jake. "If only you were like this when I first sired you. We missed out on a lot of your baby steps."

Jake wouldn't miss the way Ben looked when he shifted his gaze from Lazarus to him, his light, respectful smile turning into something a little more charged, and smug.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 07:13:48 AM »
Sure, dress him like garbage, Jake thought as his sire rejected his good advice. Jake knew how hot Ben was, and didn't understand why Lazarus wasn't maximizing his chances during the hunt. A hoodie did nothing for Ben's figure. His sire was likely playing some kind of game, and Jake had learned a long time ago that trying to guess his sire's motivations was folly. He rolled his eyes out of his head as Ben played good puppy.

Language must be really different nowadays.

No shit, Jake further thought, not falling for this thoughtful act at all. Jake didn't understand why Ben seemingly liked Lazarus so much at this point. It had taken Jake the better part of two years to admit his siring was for the best. It took longer than that for any positive feelings to develop. He still knew nothing about this kid, and he reckoned his sire didn't either. When Lazarus chided him for not being more like the pup, he'd had enough.

"Sorry Lazzy, I was pissed you took me in alleyway when I was with another. I got over it obviously."

And now he turned to Ben. "And you, you already blew him once today. Give it a break. He'll get bored with you if you don't challenge him."

Jake didn't know if that was true, but he felt he and Lazarus existed to challenge one another, piss one another off and then fuck to make up. It made growing up eventful, and strangely romantic. This Senpai worship was like a base to Jake's acid. It revolted him.

Before Lazarus could smack him in the mouth, which he assumed was on the way since he was being especially full of back talk today, he went into his room and pulled out a maroon hoodie and tossed it to Ben.

"Anything else, oh gracious, amazing sire of mine?"
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2020, 07:45:23 AM »
Ben caught the hoodie with his face. Once he had it organised, he slipped it on and pulled the hood up over his hair, but Lazarus swept it back.

"Not yet, love," he said, not looking at Ben so he could glare at Jake. "Jake seems to have forgotten he always ends up on his knees too," Lazarus said, taking a lot of the sting out of Jake's words to Ben. "Maybe we should leave him behind," he said to the blond at his side.

Ben's expression went carefully neutral before he looked back up at Lazarus. He said nothing, unsure how to play the ancient just yet. It felt like too many compliments would be obvious and end up sounding insincere. He didn't particularly care for Lazarus but he liked him a lot better than Jake. He was certainly easier to manipulate and after a more tender session of sex, he thought that Lazarus could treat him well if there wasn't a third party getting in the way.

Ben's gaze flicked back to Jake, to see what he would say to the threat of being left behind.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2020, 07:51:30 AM »
There was the hook for Jake to bite. He began to wonder if this was all a big joke. Had Lazarus brought in Ben to make Jake behave better? It was possible, but that gave Lazarus far too much credit. He crossed his arms and almost huffed. His first impulse was to shout, "good, I don't want to go anyway," but that wasn't true. He didn't like the idea of ever being left behind for someone else, especially this new boy. He also caught that line about being on his knees. That stung. He hated and loved Lazarus. He wanted to kill him, and have him all to himself. Ben was a problem, and Jake planned on solving it. Still, he'd realized that throwing up protest wasn't getting him anywhere. He wanted to scream and shout. Instead, he said, "I'll behave."

It was a defeat, and he refused to look Ben in the eye. He wouldn't give him that, ever.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2020, 08:05:44 AM »
"Not too much," Lazarus said with a growing smile, "just enough."

The ancient threw an arm around Ben's shoulders and pulled him close, then reached his other hand out towards Jake, wanting to cuddle them both.

"Mmn, I think tonight we'll all share a bed together." He thought of both of them crawling over him with their mouths and tongues hard at work. It was a nice image. "Come on, time to feed our baby bird."

*

They walked the city streets until they got to a place where the alleys between the apartment blocks were graffitied and had litter along it.

"Here. Jake, stand the corner and walk someone down the alley to feed on. Show Ben how it's done," Lazarus said.

"I don't need to be shown that, it's not difficult," Ben said, cranky because he was getting hungrier by the minute and it had already been an hour.

"Pay attention. Jake's technique is masterful," Lazarus said, losing patience with the fledgling. He'd forgotten how demanding the new ones were.

"Being a whore comes naturally to him, then?" Ben sniped. Lazarus looked shocked then laughed.

"Ooh, I've picked one with a sharp tongue after all," Lazarus said with glee. "I wouldn't insult Jake if I were you though, birdie. He'll make you pay for it later."

Ben shrugged but he cast a wary eye on Jake.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2020, 08:43:51 AM »
Ben should've listened to Lazarus's words. Jake was no common whore. It seemed a flippant mouth was something Lazarus just liked, but his sire was right that he'd make Ben pay for it later. Now, he wanted to show the pup what Lazarus had meant. He thought of sharing a bed with both Lazarus and Ben, and was thankful that he was at least attracted to him physically. That would make pushing past his dislike easier. He wondered if Ben had any hard feelings about their first night together. It seemed less likely if Lazarus was going to force them all into a throuple whether they liked it or not.

Jake walked down the alleyway, and lit a cigarette. It was an excuse to be standing on an odd street corner. The first few passerby's were not to Jake's taste, although a few did stop and stare at him, mouths open and expectant. Finally, a college boy with an anime backpack came running down the alleyway. He looked like he was running late. Jake reached out with his mind, and turned the mortal's attention to him.

"Hi," the boy said, walking up to Jake. "Can I-. Um. Can I have a smoke?"

"Sure," Jake said, Ben seeing a new kindness on his face. Jake handed the boy a cigarette, but didn't light it. "You're cute," Jake said. The mortal blushed. "You're cute too," the boy admitted, being drawn in by Jake's aura. His hands were now on Jake's chest. His cigarette remained unlit. Jake put his own out. It had served it's purpose.

"Want to make out," he offered, hands now placed on the boy's shoulders.

"Do you often wait for guys in an alleyway to make out with them?" The question was strangely on point, but Jake laughed, making the boy laugh too. "Naw, you're just that special." The youth's cheeks flushed. "Le'ts move down the alleyway."

The youth nodded his head, and let Jake lead him by the hand. The whole exchange took about two minutes. Jake felt proud as he moved the youth into the spot Lazarus had specified. He waited for the rest of his little family to meet him. He'd brought them a blonde little treat.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2020, 09:22:26 AM »
Both blond men listened to Jake's pickup and Ben screwed up his nose. Those lines worked? They were shit. The guy Jake had pulled was full on into it. Too much into it, in fact. Ben's mind turned on that, inspecting it from all angles until Lazarus set a hand onto the small of his back and pushed him forward.

"Off you go now. Get yourself some of that." Lazarus knew it wouldn't be easy for Ben to insert himself into the pair, especially if Jake was feeling spiteful, but he wanted to see what would happen pushing a hungry fledge into Jake's pull.

Ben, shoved forward out of the shadows, had his hoodie pulled up over his head. As he approached the pair he felt a bit like a thug, as if he was going to rob them of something. Technically he was going to take something without asking. He was salivating at the thought of biting down on the guy's neck. He'd been shown how last night by Lazarus but only the most basic of instruction was on his mind. Find a pulse with his tongue, shift his fang(s) to it, then bite down and drink.

Ben walked all the way up to them, looking between Jake and the human until the latter caught his attention fully. Ben's eyes were a silvery blue and shiny, glowing like a cat facing torchlight. Ben licked his lips as he drew nearer.

He had no idea what to say, but he was in their space and they could both see him.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2020, 04:57:28 AM »
Jake was surprised to see only Ben. He figured Lazarus would teach him how to drain quickly in an alley. The kid was small, and far from enough blood for all three of them to feed, especially a new fledge. Jake caught Ben approaching, but was busy snogging the mortal boy, moving his lips to kiss his neck. He found the vein, and normally would've bit down by now, but what to do with Ben? Then, to make matters worse, the human noticed him.

"Hey, who's that," he asked Jake.

"My step brother," the brunette replied. "He's just come out as gay. He really looks up to me."

He motioned for Ben to come closer. If the little shit wanted to blow a perfectly good cover story that was on him. Jake had kept it simple. He searched for Lazarus, wondering if was expected to give up the meal. He liked the look of this one, and wanted to taste him, but he guessed he should really just make sure Ben didn't kill him on the first go. Killing was fine with Jake, but knowing how not to kill was more important.
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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2020, 07:51:20 AM »
Now that he was closer, Ben was focussed on the mortal's heartbeat. Could he actually hear the blood whooshing through his veins, pumped by the muscle that would force that blood into Ben's mouth once he bit? Thinking about it made him salivate.

He didn't contest Jake's words because he barely even heard them. He'd hesitated away from them but now he had a single-minded purpose to follow through. Eyes glazed over with hunger, Ben moved up to them with the intention of taking over.

His hands lifted, one to grab the mortal by the shoulder and the other to push Jake aside. The instinct was primal, he behaved without thinking. He was hungry and there was a person available with blood in him and Ben was going to go get it.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2020, 11:25:39 AM »
When Jake saw the look on Ben's face, he recognized the hunger. Damn baby. He froze at first, unsure how to intervene. This led to Ben grabbing the mortal boy, attempting to bite him, and shoving Jake to the side. Jake knew what would happen next if he did nothing. He opened his mind, and prodded Ben's. It was single tracked, and about to be satisfied.

Ben stop it or you'll lose control.

He wasn't sure if Ben heard him, but his behavior was the same. Jake let him take the boy, more interested in keeping the lad alive than fighting with Ben at this point. He'd berate, belittle, and insult the little puppy once they were done here. Jake had only the moment to think, but realized Ben biting the boy would cause less of a scene than the human screaming. He changed his aura to be calming instead of sexy, and extended it to Ben and the kid.

He would wait and watch. If Ben could pull back on his own that would be all the better, but if it looked like he couldn't, Jake decided it would be hilarious to make him stop. He could seal up the wound and confuse the boy into thinking he'd had rough sex if he needed to. All the while, he wondered where Lazarus was. It really should've been him leashing the newbie. He crossed his arms in boredom. He was pissed he'd need to find another meal for himself. 
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2020, 09:32:47 AM »
From the shadows Lazarus saw what was happening and laughed. His eyes glistened with interest as he considered what might happen between the two young vampires and that poor soul between them. Disappointment flooded him when Jake gave up his food so easily. Shame.

Ben, in the meantime, was operating on pure instinct. He found the vein in the neck easily of the mortal, too surprised to react, pressed against the wall with considerable strength so that he couldn't escape - not that he was trying just yet. By the time the shocked young man thought to pull away he was under Jake's calming influence and the zen quality of the bite. He sighed and his hands rose to hold Ben's waist as he became meditative.

Ben drank, the blood his ambrosia. He swallowed over and over, the frenzy lessening little by little but not fast enough. The human would be dead or dying if Ben drank all that he wanted. There was no stopping him, but Jake's calm fell upon him in a way that had little effect since now he was already calm, getting what he wanted. Only when Jake pulled him away was he under its influence. There was impatience at being separated from his food but then Ben's awareness returned when the mortal was sent on his way, healed up and confused about what had just happened. Ben lifted a hand to his mouth, horrified at himself at how much control he'd lost.

Lazarus continued to watch from the shadows out of the way. His fledges would be able to see him but he was more interested in seeing how they interacted afterwards. He thought he might have to pull Jake off Ben so he was prepared to interfere if one looked ready to kill the other.

"You can't let me get that hungry," Ben said first to Jake and then turning to see where Lazarus was. His shaking voice betrayed his anger while his bloodline betrayed his guilt. "It's your fault," he said to the ancient, who should've known better. "I could've killed him. I could've..." Ben looked back at Jake, to see if he cared, because he could tell that Lazarus didn't.
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Re: PARALLEL: Battle of the Fledges
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2020, 08:08:05 AM »
Jake was happy the way it had ended. The mortal was alive, nobody screamed, and Lazarus was on the receiving end of his new fledge. Once Jake separated them, he quickly caught eye contact with the mortal. Doing funny memory stuff was easier when he could lock eyes. Jake didn't believe in souls, but guessed that whole window crap people slung had something to do with why controlling people was easier when you held their gaze. He implanted himself fucking the youth roughly, and while the boy had no hickey's, he'd feel as though he had one to explain the mix of pain of pleasure. The youth stumbled out into the night, looking weak, but not bad enough he couldn't make it home alone.

As Ben reflected on what might've been, he was able to summon the tinniest amount of empathy. He didn't care that Ben cared about what he'd done. It was something deeper than that. He cared that one day Ben would be alright killing. He cared  that one day soon, Ben would be a little monster too. If he'd stayed with the moment, he might've gained some insight into himself. However, Jake thought too much reflection was a path to death. What was that one piece of advice Lazarus gave?

Just focus on the good times love.

However, since Ben was looking to see if Jake cared, it would look like he actually did. It was gone as soon as it came, but lingered in his answer. He was less sarcastic, less cruel. It was almost nice. "You didn't do anything this time," he grumbled. "I kept you from doing that. Your welcome." He pulled out another smoke and lit it. He was going through them quickly tonight. "Lesson of the day. It's easy to kill a bitch. It's harder to stop. Trust me, I know all about it."

He wondered what Lazarus would make of this momentary showing of warmth. He hadn't seen it's like since Jake was a mortal, and here he was giving it to Ben. It was strange. Jake's face turned back into the annoyed, eye rolling expression it normally held as he waited for Lazarus's reply to Ben.
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