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Season Two, Episode 8-1, Part 20

  • Jun. 13th, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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Andy parked his car a discreet distance from the cabin near the bridge and took a few seconds to study the surroundings. It didn’t look like much of an ambush to him, but then ambushes weren’t really meant to be obvious. On the other hand, given the apparent lack of mental fortitude Tristan’s lackeys displayed, if it were meant as an ambush he’d probably know by now.

Of course, none of that had anything to do with explaining why he’d come out here in the first place. He didn’t like to think of himself as being dangerously compulsive, but willingly walking into a vampire lair without any sort of plan or reason went against everything he thought he was. It was reckless, the sort of thing someone with a death-wish would do, so why was he still walking up the pathway to the front door?

He stopped, struggling against whatever it was that had taken control of his motor functions. If Payne had somehow figured out how to control people’s minds…

The door to the tiny cabin swung open, spilling an oddly dirty light onto the pathway in front of him.


“Glad you were finally able to join us; I’d almost written you off.”
“Got to say, it seems my curiosity’s gotten the better of me tonight.”
“Come on in. I had the boys pick up some food on the way over. You like Chinese, right?”
“Yeah, sure. As long as you mean ‘food’ and not ‘people.’ As in, to eat.”
“Of course it’s Chinese food. What do you think we are, barbaric?”
“No, I can’t see you doing anything even remotely uncouth.”

Andy shifted uncomfortably as Tristan stared out at him from the doorway. After what felt like an enormous amount of time, but couldn’t have been more than a few seconds, he smiled widely and stepped to the side, gesturing for him to enter.

“Do come in, Andrew.”

Andy’s feet surprised him by moving his body forward and into the dank, mildew-infested cabin where he found the group of vamps watching him intently. Deanna stared at him doe-eyed from the furthest corner of the room.


“Paul, give our guest some food.”
“Sure thing. You think he likes lo mein or fried rice better?”
“Why don’t you ask him yourself?”
“Just give me the fried rice,” Andy snapped. He snatched the box from the young man’s hands, sat down on the cleanest looking part of the couch he could find and absent mindedly took a few bites of the salty rice and chicken mix. The other vampires passed the rest of the food amongst themselves, occasionally snickering and watching him a bit too closely. After a few minutes, Tristan leaned forward.


“How do you like your maggots, Stone?”
“Is that what you kids are calling it these days?”
“Maggots, Andrew. You’re eating maggots.”
“This is your plan to get at me? Taunting me with ridiculous fabrications about the food your gang provided? I expected more from you, Payne. A lot more.”
“I’m only teasing; there’s no need to get so upset. Here… why don’t we call a truce with some wine?”
“You honestly think I’m going to drink anything you offer me?”
“Why are you so convinced I’m out to get you? What do you think this is, poison? Blood?”
“Neither would really surprise me.”
“Come on, Stone; if I wanted you dead, I certainly wouldn’t be so subtle about it.”

Though he could hardly believe it, Andy found himself actually wanting to show the idiot that he wasn’t afraid of him by drinking his stupid wine. The other three vampires were hovering around, suppressing their laughter, while Deanna stood a little further away. Her earlier blank expression had been replaced with moderate concern, which did little to convince him one way or another of their intentions.

Tristan offered him the ornate bottle with a smile that could charm the pants off just about any female – and quite a few males, no doubt – but only sent a chill straight through Andy.


“Join us, Stone. Be one of us.”
“Don’t do it, Andy!” Deanna exclaimed, suddenly rushing forward. “He wants to turn you into a vampire!”
“Oh for god’s sake, that’s not even how it works. Give me the damned wine.”

He took a mouthful of the red liquid, which struck him as tasting somewhere between cranberry juice and fruit punch with a slight hint of copper and a mild alcoholic burn, and swallowed quickly. The room erupted in shouting and cheering, while Andy waited for convulsions to start. When nothing happened after a few seconds, he let out a relieved laugh.

“Interesting Kool Aid.”
“That was hardly Kool Aid. Drink up; you’re one of us now.”
“I certainly don’t feel dead. Sorry to disappoint, but—“


The room was suddenly tilting, and it seemed to Andy that the lights had been turned up considerably. Somewhere, someone had turned on music he didn’t recognize, and Tristan’s gang of vampires had started dancing to it. His head was spinning, and though he was more confused than afraid, he knew he wanted more of the wine he’d been offered.

After taking another drink of the sickly-sweet substance, time seemed to compress, and everything became a slow-motion blur. The last thing he remembered seeing was Tristan sitting perfectly still, smiling, and he felt eternity pulse within his veins.

Comments

century_eyes: (Gib-looking up)
[personal profile] century_eyes wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
“I think he’s working with Stone.”
“He took up sculpting?”

I think this may be my favorite line.

The whole scene with Jacob, James, and Mary still has me cracking up.

Also, George! :D
aikea_guinea: (TS3 - James - Lady Face)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Hopefully this was easier to read once it was in order, and not the chaotic mess it was over in my journal. XD

I love that scene, too! It was very amusing to write, even if I was getting a headache from James.

Thank you for 'George'! Someone's been working out... ;)
century_eyes: (Saph-pink)
[personal profile] century_eyes wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Someone's been working out...

Heh heh, I did notice that...

I can't imagine how painful it must have been to write James'ss''ssss dialogue.
alwaysbeurangel: (Default)
[personal profile] alwaysbeurangel wrote:
Jun. 15th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Amazing episode! Totally worth the wait! I was confused, then curious, then laughing my ass off! lol I think I figured out who everyone was except Markus! Jacob = Dracula (I got that right away), James = Edward from Twilight (Oh why James! Why! This was the first time I was ever turned off by James! And I couldn't figure out WTH was wrong with him until I saw him watching Mary sleep and then I was like, Oh no! lol), and Deanna, Tristan, and Andy = Lost Boys! Was I right? I tried to figure out who Markus was but I still have no idea. Still, he was hilarious! I loved it when James told him to stop narrating! lol I can't wait for the next episode! :)
aikea_guinea: (TS3 - Markus)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Jun. 15th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
You got them all! Markus I'm not so surprised about people missing because he's based on a character from one of my favorite series of books from when I was younger. It's called The Vampire Files and it's about this vampire detective from the 1920s. I figured even if no one else got the reference, it would be great for moving the plot forward. :D

Gads... trust me, it pained me to write James that way.
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[personal profile] alwaysbeurangel wrote:
Jun. 15th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'll defiantly have to check that series out because I just loved Markus's, he was very entertaining! :)

I was soooo embarrassed for James! The scene with him, Jacob, and Mary was my favorite in this episode. I was laughing like a lunatic! lol And I loved that James said he loved Mary, but too bad it had to be when he was under the "Twilight Spell". I can't wait to see how he explains his action to Mary after the affects wear off (Hopefully the will! *crosses fingers*)

I'm very curious to see what will happen to Andy now....

And I miss Chris! *Hoping he will show up soon and cause chaos*

aikea_guinea: (Buffy - Evil Twilight)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Jun. 16th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
That scene was my favorite to write, even if it was also really difficult to be as over-the-top as I needed to. XD There's another fun scene coming up with them that was almost as fun for me to write.

Chris is coming back, no worries... ;)
cupthatiscake: (pic#807199)
[personal profile] cupthatiscake wrote:
Jun. 17th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Now that(all the chapters and this one obviously) was awesome! Thought it was going to go in a different direction from the preview but this way was just freakin' great. Glass should mess with the undead more often.

Must go watch Lost Boys now and possible drool over late 80's Kiefer Sutherland even with his uhh mulletaction he has going on...
aikea_guinea: (The Lost Boys - Brothers)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Jun. 17th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I did the preview and then realized Jacob isn't in it so much in this first part as he is in the second. Oh well. XD

Gads... I don't know how, but Kiefer Sutherland still manages to look pretty damn tasty even with that horrible mullet.
cupthatiscake: (Default)
[personal profile] cupthatiscake wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Yes, not many guys can look that decent with a mullet. I think his voice helps since he has one of those sexy voices like the lead singer of Rammstein.

ashurrii: (Default)
[personal profile] ashurrii wrote:
Jul. 10th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
The worst part is, I figured James out right away - from the very first hair sniffing. ;~; Confessing that I read Twilight is too painful these days.

But ugh I LOVE this. So worth the wait! I love how each character has the very distinct storytelling style. And good LORD James. I was DYING so much from laughing at him; I absolutely loved it. Poor Mary! But thank God she has the sensibility Bella Swan lacks.

I have to ask. Did you actually read Twilight for this? D: YOU BRAVE, STRONG SOUL.
aikea_guinea: (Buffy - Evil Twilight)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Jul. 10th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
HA! Thanks! Honestly, as hard as it is to write James like that, it was fun. And him and Mary... gads.

I tried to read it, but honestly couldn't get past more than a few pages. Then we tried to watch the movie, but even Riff Trax'ed it was too horrible! Mostly I went off what I read on this one LJ journal that gave a synopsis with hilarious pictures. Wish I could find it again... :/
ashurrii: (Stock: rubber ducky)
[personal profile] ashurrii wrote:
Jul. 11th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
As someone who STILL (lulz after all this time) ships Mary/James, it had me rolling around. :D

I cannot blame you. To this day, I'm not sure how I managed that series. For having not read it, though, you did an amazing job with his ridiculous antics and melodramatic tendencies. Man, if James could see himself now.

I can't wait for the next one already, haha!
[personal profile] madd_rae wrote:
Aug. 15th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Damned it all. Now I want more of this, it takes me about a month to get through one episode thanks to dial up internet, but now that I'm caught up I want to cry. This is still on going right?! If you say no I WILL cry.
aikea_guinea: (TS3 - Tristan - Profile Awe)
[personal profile] aikea_guinea wrote:
Aug. 15th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Yes! I'm working on some behind-the-scenes stuff, but I certainly haven't given up.
[personal profile] madd_rae wrote:
Aug. 15th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh fantastic! I wouldn't even get onto our dial up connection if not for your amazing story. Thanks for letting me know!

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