into the shadows of an ordinary city excisted a place only those
aware of the supernatural world knew about. Under the ethereal lights
of a nightclub called Fangs ‘n Fire, unearthly beings danced, the
rythm of the music chaotic but strangly harmonious. Horns glittered,
fangs shone, and claws flashed. The place felt glamorous yet
dangerous. Walls were covered in a luxurious shade of red with golden
trimmings and covered in several dozen mirrors. Cozy, private booths
were lining the wall and the bar was stacked to the ceiling with
almost any kind of drink, from earthly to otherworldly. On the
dancefloor the air felt heavy of unrestrained desire. It was
Their eyes met. Just for a second, but Caleb could feel the pull tugging at his undead heart. A tall demon, with hair fiery red and untamed, stood out from the crowd. His jawline was sharp, with high cheekbones and twinkling eyes. He wore a tightfit T-shirt in a shade of red that complimented his tanned skin well. The man’s fine looking ass was clad in a black pair of jeans.
Caleb’s memory served him well, this man was part of the Demonic
name was Astaroth. Caleb
shifted unconsiously, making his blue suit rustle.
was very well known among the supernatural elite. Rumors were
that he was engaged to the princess of the underworld, Lilith.
they were rarely seen together. Many speculated it was an arranged
mariage out of political reasons and not out of love.
that Caleb knew much about love. With his mother raising him in a
cult with the sole reason of him eventually becoming part of the
knew nothing of it.
escaped his lips.
Deciding to let the entrancing music invade his mind and chase away
the negative memories, he
his lithe body move to
the rythm. He
got lost in
until a deep voice pulled him back to reality.
haven’t seen you here before. What’s your name?”
to face the source
of the voice.
It was none other than Astaroth
his black eyes now revealing a hint of amber in the low light of the
dancefloor. The air crackled with tension as their eyes locked once
again. The vampire felt
demon bowed lightly
and it made Caleb blush, his
pale skin making the pink on his cheeks stand out even more.
really hoped the man in front of him wouldn’t notice. Caleb looked
back at him, and instantly forgot what he was worried about again.
close the man’s features were striking, making it hard not to
to meet you, Caleb. My name is Astaroth Bloodtorne, heir of the
Bloodtorne family. What brings you here tonight?” Astaroth
asked with a polite but probing curiousity. There
was a hint of a smirk on his lips.
making him hesistate on answering just for a moment.
a bit of escapism, you know? Day to day life isn’t exactly…
dark eyes seemed to glimmer with a knowing intensity, as if he knew
more than the
had let on.
I can imagine. A vampire’s life can’t be all that easy, huh?”
blinked. Did he look that obviously undead? He thought he had managed
to hide his looks pretty well from humans so far, but he guessed
demons weren’t so easily deceived.
did you know?”
besides your flawless skin and those pretty pointy canines, you carry
aura of a vampire,” Astaroth said, then leaned in with a smirk,
“Yours is particularly
close! Caleb could smell the demon, like
warm fire, overwelming his senses. And
he knew it, everything went black.
sorry about that.”
had been propped up in one of the leather booths, with a satiny
pillow under his head. Astaroth sat next to him, his smirk was
replaced by a worried frown. The demon reached out to a glass on the
do you feel? Do you want something to drink?”
he recognized it now. A Bloody Mary. It was a human drink usually,
but here the bartender added real blood to it. Better than the blood
wine, he wasn’t much of a wine drinker.
carefully reached for the glass, but his hands still shook from the
let me help.”
held the glass for him so Caleb could reach the straw. He took a few
sips and looked at the demon in front of him. Usually he would have
the demeanor of a bad boy, acting
all cheeky and flirtatious. Now this rare sight of a caring
personality made his heart glow, just a bit. It was actually pretty
cute. He chuckled, and immediately regretted it, accidently getting
some booze in his lungs. He coughed.
at least you’re dead already, otherwise I would have to revive you
couldn’t help but cough and then laugh when his lungs were finally
clear. How this this royal demon get such a stupid sense of humor!
face was one of confusion. “What?!”
the vampire could finally speak again, he patted the man in front of
him on the shoulder.
funny, Astaroth. I like you.”
light blush appeared on the demon’s tanned skin. He shyly adverted
his eyes. Cute.
at least I’m glad you’re feeling better, Caleb.” The demon
looked at one of the mirrors on the wall. His face suddenly turned
worried. “I… have to go now though. Will I see you again? I’ll
be here next week, same day, same time.”
nodded without hesistation. He had grown quite fond of this man so
quickly already and he barely knew anything about him.
for not letting me die.”
scooted out of the booth and looked one more time at Caleb. He nodded
silently and then disappeared into a red smoke.
Astaroth’s sudden exit left Caleb a bit worried and with quite a
few questions, he felt… content for once in his life. Maybe meeting
the fiery demon was a good thing. Caleb really hoped so.