-1Prologue

She had tracked the vamp to an old dilapidated manor at the edge of a dense forest. It was exactly where the locals had told her it would be hiding, but she always liked to track them herself. Entering the front hall of the house, she was surprised by state of the place, it all looked to be in rather good shape compared to the outside; nice to see a vampire that didn't live in a death trap for once. She drew her saw-off shotgun out of its thigh holster and moved stealthily through the building, glaring at every creaking floorboard and squeaking door hinge. Eventually she had gone through every hallway and room and nothing had jumped out at her, tried to bite her or cackle manically like some of them tended to do, it was kinda disappointing really. It was always so annoying when they tried to hide from her, she could sense undead when they were close by, but they seemed to think she'd just leave them alone if she didn't see them.

Returning to the front hall, Alexis turned to face into the house with her hands on her hips and sighed.

"Okay, enough hiding already", she called out. "I know you're in here, I can feel you in my head."

It spoke then, it's voice seeming to echo around the hall. "Oh really? Well hot stuff you'll soon be feeling a lot more of me."

Trying to hear where the thing is would be pointless as they all used mind tricks to confuse their prey, so instead she focused her mind on that sixth sense for undead and zeroed in on where she felt him most strongly. Directly across from where she stood, in the patch of shadows beneath the ornate wooden stairway.

Bracing the shotgun against her hip she took aim at the darkness and whispered. "I'd like to see you try."

The gun roared into the quiet of the house, blasting a hole in the wall, as the creature charged out of a dark doorway to her right.

Cursing herself she whirled round to point her gun at the blur that was the vampire. It was too fast and cannoned into her knocking them both to the ground before she could raise her weapon. The vampire's hand shot out hammering the gun from her hands with numbing force and before she could react it pulled her up into a tight embrace, it's arms wrapped around her like steel.

Alexis looked into his face from inches away and gasped at the beauty of the man. He had long blonde hair of the palest yellow she had ever seen flowing loose around his face, a face of pale white skin, high cheekbones and kissable lips. She looked into his eyes and saw that they were a beautiful dark blue, like deep ocean waters, but with that strange ring of red round the outside of the iris that all vampires seemed to have. Her eyes widened as she realised she had looked into the vampire eyes, and tried to look away again, but she was trapped. The vampire grinned at the look on her face, revealing it's long, wicked looking fangs, and laughed mischievously.

"Ooh the little vampire hunter made a mistake there, didn't she? Don't they teach you hunters never to look us in the eyes, I was sure you humans had figured that one by now?"

He sat down on her lap and wrapped his legs around the unmoving girl, snuggling into her to get comfortable.

"Now, what am I going to do with you, my little would be murderer? I could just snap you like a twig and throw you out with the trash, or I could bite you and have a little fun."

He seemed to think about it for a moment, staring into her eyes as she sat there transfixed. Suddenly he grinned again, flashing his fangs and leaned into her, pressing his cheek to hers breathing in her scent and whispered in her ear.

"You smell too yummy to just kill, I think I'll have a little fun with you first."

Once the vampire had looked away Alexis began to come back to her senses, but before she could push him away from her he struck. His fangs were a sharp, sudden pain, then it melted away into a hazy pleasant feeling and her mind went blank.

He began to suck on the wound, drawing her blood out and swallowing it slowly, savouring the taste. She could feel his hands sliding down her back to cup her ass, squeezing and massaging gently through her jeans. One hand stayed there while his other moved back up, sliding in under her t-shirt pulling it up to expose her breasts and began playing along the skin above the bra. His hand quickly slipped round to her back and expertly unfastened the bra, returning to her front to tug the bra down revealing her small breasts. His hand covered one completely and he grinned into her neck as he drained her. His fingers began to tease her nipple, squeezing and rubbing, and despite herself she let out a small moan of pleasure.

He pulled back from her neck at this and looked into her eyes again, bloody mouth set in a wide smile at the dazed expression on her face. "Oh you like that do you, little hunter?"

She felt so weak staring into his eyes, she couldn't remember why until he leaned back in and kissed her, his tongue playing along the roof of her mouth and tickling along her tongue filling her mouth with the taste of her own blood. His mouth slid down to her collarbone and back up to the wound on her neck in a long slow lick.

"Mmm you really are very tasty, like a fire in my belly."

His mouth moved to her breast and he gave the nipple a quick lick making her sigh and close her eyes, he slowly took all of her breast into his mouth and bit down, piercing her flesh again. She couldn't even feel the pain this time, only pleasure.

She began to feel light-headed and weak from the blood loss, panic rose and cleared her head of the hazy feeling enough for her to whimper. "No…s-stop…"

He pulled back to look into her eyes, but she had them tightly shut now. "Heh, you still have some life left in you, eh? Let me see to that."

Returning to her neck, he sunk his fangs back into the wound and she felt him draw the life from her, sucking down her blood greedily. Her sight was being obscured by black dots now and she knew she was going to pass out soon, but she couldn't do anything, she was just too weak.

She was sitting there feeling herself fade, staring blankly at the front door of the house when she saw the it glide open silently. She could only see the outline of the person standing in the doorway, silhouetted against the moonlight. It looked to be a man by the width of the shoulders but that was all she could tell about him. She tried to call out to the man to help her but all that came out was a whisper. "H-help…me."

The vampire pulled back from her neck again and laid a soft kiss on her forehead. "There's no one that can help you now honey. No one at all."

He saw her looking past him and frowned. In the instant it took to turn his head, the man in the doorway moved from the doorway to stand behind the vampire. Grabbing a hold of the vampire's head he twisted it round with a sickening crunch and tore it from his body, spaying blood across the room.

As the vampire died, it's grip on Alexis loosened and, too weak to hold herself up, she collapsed to the floor. She lay there breathing weakly, staring up at the ceiling and felt tears fall down her cheeks. The man who had saved her came into view and stared down at her, she couldn't see his face clearly, black spots still dotting her sight, but she saw he had brown hair and pale skin. She knew now that she hadn't been saved, this was another vampire. How else could he have twisted the first vampire's head off with his bare hands?

Her sight began to fade as she passed out and briefly she wondered if she would ever wake up again.