From: "C. Brady" <email@example.com
Date: Thu Mar 25, 1999 4:33 pm
Subject: Forever In My Heart
O.K., here's the deal. After writing my very first story in a
very..um..intense <blush> fashion, I thought that it would be
fun to follow it up with something a little mellower. This is
written for the romantic in me - and for all the other
NNPackers out there. The first one was for my dark side! <g>
Hey, we all have 'em!
Many, many thanks to my beta readers - Lea and Debi. Lea, your
encouragement, enthusiasm and unending patience in correcting
my many mistakes is deeply appreciated. Debi, you never fail to
find the perfect word or phrase for me when I'm groping around
in the dark. My heartfelt gratitude to both of you!
The usual disclaimers apply. I don't own them, James Parriott and
TPTB at Sony/Tristar do, I'm only borrowing them for a bit of fun. No
copyright infringement is intended. I do not seek any financial gain from
the writing of this story. This is definately a Nick & Nat tale and I'm
afraid it's rather sappy so if that thought makes you green, run now!!
Parts 4 & 5 will be posted under an Adult header for explicit sex (Sorry,
I can't seem to help myself ;-)). Permission to archive is given to: Mortal
Love (NNAdult), DarkNN, & Mel's FK Fanfic site. All others, please ask.
Comments and honest criticism are always welcome, but flames will be kept
until barbeque season when they might actually be useful! ;-)
Forever In My Heart
By: C. Brady - March, 1999
Natalie arrived at Nick's loft breathless and out of sorts. Over the past
three weeks she had put in a lot of overtime trying to cover for Dr.
Griegson, another coroner who had broken his leg in a skiing accident.
Just trying to keep up with the autopsies themselves was a big enough
challenge, and it seemed lately that the population of Toronto was intent
on either dying under mysterious circumstances or were getting
themselves killed. Necessitating a trip to the Coroner's Office. The
paperwork was piled to the ceiling and Captain Reece had been politely
bugging the hell out of her for reports on three of his precincts'
outstanding cases. She didn't even want to think about when she might
be able to finish those!
On top of everything else, a rather vicious flu bug was sweeping through the
office. Both Grace and Eddie, two of her best assistants, had fallen
victim to it and they probably wouldn't be well enough to return to work for
at least another 2 to 3 days. Natalie wondered if there was a rest home for
frustrated, overworked coroners. If there was, she wanted to book her
So here she was, at Nick's loft and wondering what the hell she was doing
here when she really should be at home trying to catch what little sleep
that she could before it started all over again tomorrow. Nick had called
her earlier, just before his shift ended. He had invited her over, saying
that she had been working much too hard (a fact that she couldn't dispute)
and should take some time out for a little relaxation. She had to admit,
spending some time with Nick was certainly worth losing a little sleep over.
She hadn't seen very much of him lately... what with her working all these
extra hours and Nick being busy with his own cases, it seemed that their
schedules were constantly conflicting. It was clear that if they were going
to spend any time together at all, they were just going to have to make
the time available. If it meant nodding off in front of her computer
screen tomorrow, then so be it!
Natalie punched in the alarm code and entered the elevator. When she
stepped out and into Nick's home he was standing there waiting for her with
a large, welcoming smile on his face. He always knew when she was coming;
her heartbeat was like a fingerprint, unique to her, and it announced her
arrival to him. He was holding a big, steaming mug of hot chocolate,
complete with whipped cream and chocolate curls, which he held out in
offering as soon as she removed her coat. Delighted, Natalie took the mug
from him and sniffed appreciatively at the velvety confection. Taking a
long sip, she swirled the rich, creamy liquid around in her mouth, and then
let it slide sensuously down her throat.
"Mmmmm." she sighed.
"Come sit in front of the fire and drink your hot chocolate." Nick
suggested. "Make yourself comfortable and I'll be right back!"
Only too happy to comply, Natalie settled onto the leather couch with a
sigh. After about 5 minutes, the effects of the warm fire and her soothing
hot drink began to make her feel sleepy. She looked up through half
closed lids to see that Nick had returned.
"Oh, no, my lady. It's much too soon to surrender to sleep yet. I have
another surprise awaiting your pleasure upstairs. Come with me!" Nick
coaxed, offering her his hand.
Natalie grasped his outstretched hand and allowed him to pull her up from
the couch. When she was on her feet once more, he kept pulling gently until
she found herself held comfortably in his arms.
He caressed her cheek with the fingertips of his left hand while his right
slid lazily up and down her spine. He placed a gentle kiss on her forehead.
"I want to pamper you tonight, Natalie. I know how hard you've been working
and I know that in your dedication to your job you often forget to look
after yourself. I intend to correct that oversight, if you'll let me?" He
was looking at her with that sweet, little boy look of his that she adored
and always found so difficult to resist. She didn't know what had gotten
into him tonight, he was certainly acting like a man with romance on his
mind. Nat found that her whole body tingled at that thought, but past
experience taught her to be wary. Nick was always so careful whenever they
were alone together, and there had been other times when she thought he was
ready to take their relationship beyond the "friends only" stage only to be
dissapointed when he backed away. This time, she would hold back. She
would watch, wait and see how this progressed. She would follow Nick's
"That offer sounds much too tempting to resist!" Natalie replied. "Lead the
way, good Sir!"
Smiling, Nick took Nat's hand and led her up the stairs and into his
bedroom. 'This looks promising!' Natalie thought to herself and then was
disappointed when he kept right on going and headed for the connecting
bathroom. Nick smiled broadly as, grasping the doorknob, he opened the door
with a flourish.
Natalie gasped in delight at what she saw.
Natalie's eyes grew round in wonderment as she gazed at the fantasy before
her. Nick had transformed his large ensuite bathroom into an invitation to
decadence. Candles blazed everywhere, on the vanity, on the floor, on the
steps leading up to the large, two person Jacuzzi that was bubbling
invitingly. A wonderful fragrance permeated the air, it's aroma haunting
and sensual, a subtle mix of florals and woodsy spices that seduced the
senses. She turned to look at Nick, her pleasure evident in her large blue
eyes, and bestowed a brilliant smile upon him.
"Oh, Nick! This is gorgeous! You're wonderful to go to such trouble for
me. I can't thank you enough!" she exclaimed enthusiastically.
Nick looked deeply into her eyes. "It has occurred to me lately that I have
never thanked you properly for all that you have done for me," he said. "I
wanted to do something special for you to let you know how special you are
to me. Tonight is your night, Natalie. I want you to relax and leave
everything to me!"
Nat's heart had skipped a beat when he mentioned how special she was to him.
She wondered exactly what he meant - 'friend' special or 'lover' special?
'Patience, Nat!' she said to herself. This is his play, let him direct it!
She focused once again on the lovely aroma.
"Nick, what is that wonderful scent? The fragrance is elusive, I can't
quite put my finger on exactly what it reminds me of, but it smells
Nick smiled. "I'm glad you like it, Nat. I had it specially made for you
by a friend of mine in Paris. He is a perfumer by trade, believed by many
to be the best in the business. I specified what I wanted and he created
it. This is as close as a perfume can get to capturing the essence of you,
Natalie! Whenever you're close by, this is the scent that calls to me, that
tells me that Natalie is near. I had him incorporate this scent into the
candles, the bath oil, and this..."
He handed her a heart shaped crystal decanter filled with an amber liquid
that was about the same size as the palm of her hand. The label, written
in beautiful gold script, read:
'Forever In My Heart'.
Tears filled Natalie's deep blue eyes as she looked at Nick's gift. "Nick,
I don't know what to say... 'Thank you' seems so inadequate. I will always
treasure this!" With that, she threw herself into his arms and kissed him
with all the love and pent-up passion that she possessed. Nick responded
with equal fervor, running his tongue across her lips. Natalie accepted the
invitation and parted her lips, allowing him access to the sweetness within.
Nick's breathing was noticeably faster as he reluctantly broke the kiss.
Golden lights sparkled in the depths of his beautiful blue eyes, indicating
the unwelcome presence of the vampire. Nick stepped back. "Why don't you
get undressed and get into the tub before the water gets too cool?" he
suggested, his voice slightly roughened by the beast. "Let the Jacuzzi work
away some of the strain of the past few weeks and I'll be back in a few
minutes." Having said that, he turned and left the bathroom.
Natalie sighed with frustration. Another promising encounter destroyed by
the vampire's untimely appearance! Feeling helpless, she turned her
attention to removing her clothes and taking advantage of the soothing water
that waited invitingly for her. Natalie quickly stripped out of her things
and eased into the deliciously perfumed water.
'So, this is what I smell like to Nick!' she thought, feeling very
flattered. "And here I always figured he would associate formaldehyde fumes
with any thoughts of me!"
Natalie laid back into water that was comfortably warm and soothing and
closed her eyes. She relished the wonderful movement of the water created
by the dozen jets scattered all around the tub, massaging away the effects
of the past three hectic weeks. This was heaven!!
The bathroom door opened and Nick appeared once again. This time he was
carrying a champagne bottle in a silver bucket, and a crystal dish filled
with chocolate covered strawberries! Natalie's mouth watered at the mere
thought of more chocolate. Nick certainly knew her weaknesses!
Nick looked at Natalie, reclining languidly in his large Jacuzzi, her lips
softly parted in enjoyment, her charms hidden from his view by the rapidly
churning water. She looked so beautiful! Would she look so relaxed if she
knew what was on his mind? Did she have any idea how the sight of her
there, relaxing in his bathtub, caused his heart to beat twice in rapid
succession and his groin to tighten? He wanted her so very badly!
Did they dare take the chance? Would their love for each other be enough
to shield her from his dark side? From the beast that undeniably wanted
her as well? Was he strong enough to hold it at bay? He owed it to both
of them to find out. If she was willing, tonight their friendship would be
allowed to blossom, and their longing for each other would finally be
Nick smiled a secret smile as he poured some champagne into a tall crystal
flute and handed it to her. Natalie took an appreciative sip. The
champagne was marvelous, obviously vintage and, she had no doubt,
Nick held one of the strawberries to her lips. "Here, try one of these with
it. Strawberries are supposed to enhance the enjoyment of
champagne...although I'm not so sure about the chocolate part."
'Silly man!' Natalie thought, licking chocolate and strawberry juice from
her lips, "Everyone knows that chocolate enhances anything in life!"
"You're certainly looking more relaxed." commented Nick. "Need your back
washed?" he inquired, grinning.
So much for relaxation! Nick's innocent question caused Natalie's heartbeat
to accelerate and she felt a not unpleasant tightening in her lower abdomen.
Would he really wash her back if she said "yes"? She decided to play along
and find out!
"Now that you mention it, Nick... that would be lovely! You wouldn't mind,
'Mind?!?' Nick thought. As if he would mind being able to run his
fingertips over that alabaster skin, having his hands on her naked flesh.
Touching the water warmed velvet of her back, all in the name of
cleanliness! Sometimes, fate was kind.
Nick didn't bother answering, he simply knelt on the bottom step of the tub
and, looking deeply into her eyes, silently held his hand out for the soap.
Nick took the sweet smelling soap from Natalie's outstretched hand. Never
breaking eye contact, he began to slowly, seductively slide it across her
shoulders and up to the nape of her neck. He asked her to turn slightly in
the large tub so that she would be facing him. "I think that I'd better get
rid of this," he said as he stood up and started to unbutton his shirt.
"Bath water can play havoc with silk." Nick stated in his deep, melodic
Natalie couldn't tear her eyes away as Nick finished unbuttoning his shirt
and then slowly slid it down his arms and onto the floor. She sat back
and enjoyed the view as his powerful chest, with its sprinkling of glinting
golden hair was revealed. Nick's chest was nicely developed, his
pectoral muscles rippling with every breath he took. Natalie felt her own
breathing accelerate as Nick once more kneeled down on the step.
Plunging both of his hands back into the water, he built up a billowy lather
and then began what was to be the most sensual back wash Natalie had ever
experienced. After suggesting that she lean slightly forward, he started
between her shoulder blades and worked across and down over the back of her
ribcage, down to her waist, then back up her spine. His hands travelled
this same circuit over and over, each time venturing a little futher
forward, getting closer to but never actually touching the sides of her
breasts. All the while his intense gaze captured her eyes in deep, wordless
communion. The candlelight flickered and danced across his handsome
face and bathed them both in a golden glow.
It was one of the most erotic moments of Natalie's life.
Nick looked intently into the loving eyes of the one woman that he knew he
could not face eternity without. It had taken almost 800 years to find her,
and ironically, he had found her at a time when he was almost ready to
give up the search. But Nick had no doubt that she was meant for him.
She was the other half of his soul. He would like to believe that God had
meant for them to be together, but Nick in his guilt believed rather that
he was stealing her from God's tender care.
He had denied and fought this attraction from that very first night. From
the time that he had first laid eyes on her, standing there in the morgue,
facing him so bravely when he could hear her heart galloping with fear,
he knew that she was the one. She was his salvation. Whether that
meant that she would actually be able to cure him eventually or whether
it meant that they were just destined to love each other in whatever way
that they could, he didn't know. He didn't want to bring her across! He
couldn't bear to see all of that warmth, fire and passion turn cold with
the bloodlust of the vampire. But he also couldn't bear the thought of
losing her to death and he knew that by consummating their relationship
he may end up having to make that decision this very night. Nick was
tired, tired of fighting a battle that in his heart of hearts he knew was
lost long ago. He must have Natalie, he must have her and they would
face the consequences, whatever they were - together.
Natalie was mesmerized by the intensity that she could feel in Nick. He was
gazing at her as if he were trying to absorb her very being. She felt like
pinching herself to ensure that this was not just another one of her very
pleasant dreams. He was looking at her with a hunger that had nothing to do
with blood. She was unconsciously holding her breath, waiting for his next
She didn't have long to wait.
Nick started gently pulling her forward. Natalie's lips parted in a silent
invitation that Nick accepted without hesitation. His lips met hers in a
soft kiss, a kiss that held a quiet promise of pleasures to come. Nick
deepened the kiss, his tongue making a foray past Natalie's petal soft lips,
to engage her tongue in an erotic duel. At the first velvety caress of his
tongue along hers, Natalie felt a definite clenching in her lower regions.
Nick raised further up until Natalie's naked breasts left the water and
pressed against the bare flesh of his chest. Nick's breath came out in a
"Natalie!" he breathed, golden glints appearing once again in the depths of
his eyes. "I love you so much, Nat! I don't have the will to fight it any
longer. I want you and God forgive me but I hope that you want me, too.
Will you allow me to make love to you, Nat? Knowing that I must have your
blood to complete the act? Knowing that I may not be able to control the
vampire's lust for you? Are you willing to take such a terrible risk?"
Natalie smiled at him, her eyes shining with love and unshed tears. He had
finally said it! After all this time, all the battles, all the laughter and
tears, he was finally admitting it! Natalie's heart swelled with a fierce
This man was the most important part of her world, he filled a void in her
life that she wasn't even aware existed. She would face any demon, defy any
force to be with him! She cupped his face gently in her hands. "I love you
too, Nick, and there is nothing in this world or the next that would stop me
from making love with you!"
Slowly, Nick pulled her towards him once again.
Natalie was mesmerized by the intensity of the emotion that she could read
on Nick's handsome face. He was looking at her with all the love that she
had always hoped to see there. Slowly, he pulled her back into his strong
embrace and locked his lips onto hers. He slipped his cool tongue into her
mouth once again and leisurely swept it around that luscious cavern,
exploring. Breaking the kiss, he drew her lower lip into his mouth and
nibbled on the sweet morsel. She could feel the tips of his sharp fangs,
Nick's arousal causing them to protrude slightly, and she felt a sudden
sharp jab as one of them punctured the delicate skin inside her lip. Nick
locked onto her lip and began to suck. Natalie could feel her juices start
to flow at the erotic sensation of his mouth tugging on her bottom lip, his
tongue sweeping across it as he savoured the taste of her.
Nick straightened up and looked into Natalie's eyes through a golden haze.
He knew that his eyes would be glowing with an amber light as the taste of
Natalie's blood had once again triggered the lust of the vampire. But his
courageous lady looked back at him through eyes shining with love and
desire, but not a trace of fear. The fact that his beast did not repulse
her gave Nick the confidence to continue.
Reaching down, he slipped his arms under Natalie's shoulders and behind her
knees and effortlessly lifted her from the tub. He cradled her tightly
against his chest, uncaring of the water that cascaded from her delectable
body and streamed down his chest and trousers, soaking them. He brushed
feather light kisses across Nat's eyes, nose and forehead and on her parted
lips. He slid her body sensuously down his as he slowly lowered her feet
to the floor. She was now standing facing him, gloriously naked. Nick's
eyes burned with desire as he stood back and drank in the sight of the
perfection before him. Natalie was petite, but her breasts were full and
uptilted, the nipples hardened into tight little nubs of desire that made
Nick's mouth water with the need to taste them. Nick's eyes travelled past
the nip of her waist, over the dish of her belly button and flat abdomen to
the nest of auburn curls that hid the core of her femininity from his hungry
view. She was glorious! A titian haired goddess that would soon belong to
Natalie watched with trepidation as Nick surveyed her nude body. Like most
women, Natalie could list all of the things that she believed were wrong
with her figure. Hips too wide, waist too small, Natalie always had trouble
getting jeans that fit properly. She believed that her legs were too short
and stocky and that her coloring was all wrong. How many songs or romantic
sonnets were written about redheads with skin so fair that any prolonged
exposure to the sun caused an eruption of freckles? Natalie had to fight
the urge to cross her arms in front of herself, to shield herself from the
intensity of his gaze. Yet, Nick was looking at her as if he were looking at
Aphrodite herself. Perhaps, when looking through the eyes of love, the
little imperfections weren't important. Nick's gaze was a caress that
ignited her senses and made her burn for his touch.
Nick reached out and lifted a large, fluffy bath towel off of the towel rack
that held it. He carefully wrapped it around Natalie and began to dry her.
He gently rubbed the towel over her back and down her arms, then allowed it
to fall to her waist, where he continued down each shapely leg. After
suggesting that she place a hand on his shoulder for balance, he then lifted
each foot and carefully dried it, stopping to drop light kisses on each one
of her toes. Natalie giggled at his actions. Nick then tossed the towel to
one side, and picked up an exquisitely designed cut glass flagon filled with
golden oil, he poured a small amount into the palm of one hand. Rising to
his feet and rubbing his hands to evenly distribute the oil, he stepped
"Hold your hair up, Nat." he breathed in her ear, sending little shivers
down her spine.
Natalie lifted both hands and, gathering her mass of auburn curls, held them
on top of her head.
Nick started rubbing the oil across Natalie's shoulders and down her back.
The oil had been warmed and it felt wonderful! Nat immediately recognized
the fragrance as her own, the gift that Nick had given her. He had
obviously had massage oil made for her as well. The feeling of his strong
hands, smooth and slippery, gliding over her sensitized skin was wreaking
havoc with her pulse rate. Nick applied more oil and smoothed it down her
back, to the slope of her buttocks and back up her sides. When he reached
the sides of her breasts, he slid his oil slick hands forward and cupped
them reverently. With her hands above her head as they were, holding her
hair up, her tits were pulled high and Nick savoured the fullness of them.
He kneaded Nat's beautiful breasts in each of his hands and then rolled the
hardened nipples between his thumb and forfinger, causing her to gasp his
name. He pulled her back to him, so that her back was nestled up against
his hard chest. "You're so beautiful, Nat. See how each of your breasts
fits perfectly into my hands?" he purred into her ear as he gave Natalie's
boobs a gentle squeeze. "You were made for me to love, Natalie!"
Nick's hands then slid down to the indentation of Natalie's waist, over the
flare of her hips and back to cup her delicious backside. He massaged
the twin globes of her derriere and lightly ran one finger between those
plump cheeks causing Natalie's hips to jump. Reaching his other hand up,
he gently grasped Nat's chin and pulled her lips around to meet his. Nick
was becoming extremely aroused by caressing Natalie and his kiss
contained passion that was barely held in check. Natalie heard a gentle
growl as Nick plunged his tongue deeply into her mouth. Nat locked her
lips around Nick's invading tongue and sucked deeply. She felt his
fangs drop and gently ran her tongue around and over them. Nick's
breathing became erratic as, with a roar, he pulled his lips from hers.
Nick's eyes now held no trace of blue. Natalie was looking into the lust
filled amber eyes of the vampire, and yet Nick was still there too. For
although the eyes were those of the beast, the love shining in them
belonged to the man. It was then that she knew, without a doubt,
that Nick would not hurt her, would not allow the vampire to take her life.
She opened her arms to him.
"Please don't stop now, Nick," she whispered. "Take me!"
Nick's eyes glowed fiercely as he swept her into his arms and strode into
Nick carried his sweet burden into the bedroom. After gently placing her on
the silk sheets of his bed, he stepped back and started to remove the rest
of his clothes. He kicked his shoes off, pulled off his socks, and removed
his belt. Then, undoing the button of his trousers, he locked eyes with
Natalie as he drew the zipper down.
Natalie couldn't tear her eyes away from Nick. He was the sexiest man she
had ever known, and the slow, tantalizing way in which he was removing his
pants was driving her crazy! She watched avidly as, with the zipper now
fully opened, he allowed his trousers to fall to the floor. Stepping out of
them and kicking them aside, he then strode over to the bed.
Natalie's mouth was watering as she took in the view before her. Nick's
black silk boxers were tented out in front, straining to contain an
obviously large erection within. Nick watched her eyes as he undid the
button and peeled the underwear away. His cock sprang free, large and
pulsing, the veins distended, it captured her attention. Nick approached
the bed, and sat beside Natalie. Pulling her into his arms, his lips a
breath away from hers he said in a voice roughened by lust, "Touch me,
Only too happy to comply, Natalie reached out and grasped his rock hard
shaft in her soft hand. Pumping him gently, she reached with her other hand
to cup and caress his swollen balls, causing him to gasp. A drop of pink
fluid glistened on the purple head of his glans and Natalie leaned forward
to lick it away. A growl rumbled in Nick's chest as, wrapping his hands
into her hair, he pushed her head toward his rigid member. Nat needed
no further invitation. Using the tip of her tongue, she dragged it lightly
along the ridge on the underside of his lance from his balls to the head.
Once at the top, she parted her lips further and took just the head into
her mouth. Swirling her tongue around it, she felt his hips jerk,
involuntarily pushing more of his meat into her hot mouth. Nat started to
move her head up and down, gradually easing down his penis until she had
him deeply in her throat. Once past her gag zone, she deep throated him
until she felt his hands in her hair once again, this time pulling her back.
"Enough, Natalie," he rasped. "You're going to unman me! I want to come
into your sweet womb, not in your very talented mouth!"
With vampiric speed, Nick moved Nat onto her back with him on top, holding
his weight off of her on his braced arms. Kissing her passionately, he
started to lick and kiss his way across her chin and down her neck. When he
got to the vein pulsing just underneath her skin, he paused and slowly,
almost reluctantly, pushed his tongue into it as if testing the fragility of
the skin that covered it. His breathing deepened. Dragging himself away
from the temptation of her blood, he kissed his way to her heavy breasts.
With his right hand, he caressed each full mound, teasing the nipples with
his thumb, and then leaned down and tasted the tempting fruits. He licked
her hard nipples, reveling in their nubbly texture against his tongue. He
fastened his mouth around first one, and then the other, sucking each
sensitive nipple deeply into his mouth, delighting in the deep moans coming
from Natalie's throat. Even in the midst of passion, Nick was careful to
ensure that he didn't injure the delicate flesh with his razor sharp fangs.
As he pleasured her wonderful breasts with his mouth, Nick's hand was slowly
moving toward the tangle of curls covering Natalie's womanhood. He teased
the pubic hair with his fingertips and then stroked the pouting outer lips,
causing her to writhe and moan his name. Slowly, gently, he insinuated one
finger into her moist folds and moved up to her clitoris. This hardened
little nub was alive with nerve endings and Nick gave it a gentle flick with
his fingertip. Natalie's hips jerked convulsively and Nick heard her
heartbeat start to race. Nick locked his eyes onto hers as he slowly
brought his finger to his lips and seductively licked her juices from it.
"Delicious." he murmured. "I want to taste more of you, Nat!"
Quickly, Nick moved down to the juncture of Natalie's thighs. Kissing and
licking the inside of her thighs, he encouraged her to open her legs for
him. The musky scent of her heated state caused his nostrils to flare and
his cock to harden almost painfully. He needed to bury himself inside her!
But first, he was determined to make her mindless with pleasure. He licked
along the swollen folds of flesh to her aching clit. He flicked it
repeatedly with his tongue while alternately sucking lightly upon the
hardened little morsel. Using two fingers, he penetrated her slick tunnel
and pumped her.
Natalie was in a state of mindless bliss. Her entire being was centered on
her clit and the wonderful sensations that Nick was causing there. Her
vaginal muscles were lengthening in preparation for the climax that was fast
approaching. When Nick pushed his fingers into her while simultaneously
giving her clitoris quick, hard jabs with his tongue, it pushed her over the
edge. Natalie's orgasm exploded with a force she had never known
before, the pleasure so intense that she was sure it would kill her. She
finally understood what the French meant when they called it "la petite
mort"... "the little death". It seemed that every nerve in her body was
Nick felt Natalie's muscles contract with the force of her orgasm. He knew
that he could wait no longer to possess her. Growling with need, he moved
up Nat's body. Grasping his erection with one hand, he parted her willing
thighs with the other. Hissing with gratification, he sank his turgid cock
deep inside her with one hard thrust. Hot! Hot, wet and tight, Natalie's
vaginal muscles clutched Nick inside her welcoming warmth. Almost mindless
with passion, Nick began to thrust strongly in and out of Natalie's slick
sheath. Pumping faster and faster, he could feel the vampire roaring forth,
demanding its due, keening for the hot, sweet blood that would allow Nick's
own climax to blossom.
Natalie wrapped her legs around Nick's strong back. Unbelievably, she was
rapidly approaching another orgasm. When Nick first thrust his swollen cock
inside her, she wasn't sure if she was going to be able to accomodate him.
He was very big as well as being thicker than either one of her past lovers.
But the sheer erotic feeling of having him plunging in and out of her was
enough to ensure that there wouldn't be any problem. She had waited so long
for this! It felt so right to be with him in this way! She heard him
growl, a deeper, huskier, rougher sound than he had made before. She
looked into his eyes and was not surprised to see them no longer the golden
color that signalled his arousal, but the deep feral red of the vampire
overwhelmed by lust. His fangs glistened in the dim light of the room.
Unafraid, she turned her head, exposing the soft, white skin of her throat,
and whispered, "Drink, my love. Let the vampire taste me as well so that
you may know me totally. Make us one!"
How he loved this beautiful, courageous woman! He knew that with the
vampire's bloodlust fully aroused, he was a fearsome sight. Grown men had
run screaming from that countenance. But here was his Natalie, his
little warrior, so unafraid, so full of love and trust that she was offering
him this ultimate gift. She was trusting him with her soul. He hoped that
he was worthy.
Leaning down, the scent of her blood calling him, his rigid member surging
in and out of the warmth of her womb, he sank his aching fangs into the
velvet soft skin covering that pulsing vein. The essence of Natalie
exploded across his senses. He saw flashes of her life, her loneliness
and sorrow as a little girl, wondering why she was suddenly alone, why
had her parents left her? The ongoing abuse at the hands of her
grandmother, her relief when she was finally old enough to escape. Her
pride in her accomplishments, her dedication to her work, to doing what
was right, her loyalty to her friends. But overriding everything else, more
powerful than all of that, was Natalie's deep and abiding love for and
devotion to him. Her love for him filled him with a warmth and a light that
was brighter than the sun he craved. She was his light in the darkness,
his saviour, his salvation.
He felt her contract around his rod as she climaxed for the second time.
The force of Nick's thrusts increased until, with one last powerful thrust
that should have hurt her, but didn't, Nick poured his seed into her waiting
Natalie had felt the sudden, sharp, sweet pain that had accompanied Nick's
fangs penetrating her flesh. She saw images of him, as he had been in the
past, flash before her mind's eye. She saw him glorying in the hunt,
reveling in the power of the predator, delighting in the feast of warm,
rich blood that was his reward. But then, she felt his shame, his guilt
and overwhelming sorrow for the pain that he had caused, for the innocent
lives that he had taken. She felt his commitment to repaying humanity for
his past sins, to somehow atone for the suffering that was his legacy to so
many mortals over the centuries. Natalie accepted all of it calmly, certain
in the knowledge that no matter what evils Nick had visited on others in the
past, he was now totally different. Natalie felt the fullness of his love
for her, could feel that he saw her as the beacon of hope in his dark
existence. Natalie's heart was filled to bursting with all the love
she could feel coming through the new bond that Nick's bite had forged.
She was basking in the warmth of his love... and yet... suddenly.... she was
cold.... getting... so....... cold.
Nick was relishing the intensity of his orgasm and the wonderful feeling of
contentment his bond with Natalie was bringing him. Her blood was richer
and more satisfying than anything he had ever experienced in his long
existence, and it was hard not to become drunk on the heady emotions that
were thrumming between them through their new connection. He was sucking
greedily at the wounds in her throat, feasting on the fountain of her life
force, glorying in the rich, earthy flavor of human blood.... it had been so
long and he wanted her so badly! Suddenly, he could feel Natalie becoming
very, very tired and oh, so cold. Her heart, normally so strong and steady,
was slowing rapidly, becoming weaker with every beat.
Panicked, Nick flung himself away from her and focused on her heartbeat.
Had he taken too much? Please, God, NO! Not Natalie! If he ended up being
the cause of her death or her damnation, he knew that he would stay up to
greet the sun this morning! He could no longer exist knowing that he had
destroyed the one ray of purity in his cursed life.
With tears gathering in his eyes, he cradled his beloved in his arms.
Nick held Natalie tenderly in his arms and gently rocked back and forth.
Blood tears were streaming down his cheeks and dripping into her hair. He
couldn't stand the thought of facing a future without her... dear God, what
had he done? A sob caught in his throat.
"Nick?" a soft voice whispered. "What's wrong?"
"Nat?!?" Nick gasped. He focused once again on her heartbeat. Yes, there
it was, the tell-tale staccato of Natalie's softly beating heart. It was
slower and it was definitely weaker, but it was steady! In his panic and
overwhelming sorrow at the thought of having fed too heavily, his senses had
been deadened. She was weak and very pale, but he believed that she would
be all right! Without a doubt, he had taken more than he should have, but
he had stopped in time before her life was seriously endangered. They had
done it! For the first time in nearly eight centuries he had made love to a
mortal woman without taking her life.
Nick gathered Natalie into a warm embrace. He brushed feather light kisses
across her forehead and down her small, upturned nose and then placed a very
cherishing kiss upon her full lips. Looking deeply into her eyes he said,
"Natalie Lambert, I love you more than my own existence. When I thought
that I had taken your life, I was determined to walk into the morning sun
and join you in death. I swear to you that from now on we will always be
together. I'm not whole when I'm without you. You complete me."
Natalie's eyes were shining as she looked at this man who had burst into her
life and forced her to reevaluate her view of the world and her perception
that everything in it had a logical and scientific explanation. He had
filled an empty space in her heart that no number of professional awards or
accomplishments ever could. She felt like pinching herself to make sure
that this wasn't a wonderful dream brought on by the many years of
yearning for his touch, of wanting to be a part of his life beyond the
boundaries that had been previously set. She felt extremely satisfied.
Just as she had expected, Nick had proven to be a skilled lover and
had taken her to the heights of pleasure not once, but twice. She was
light headed and weak from the vampire's lovemaking, to be sure, but
in her estimation a pint or so of blood was a small price to pay for such
a delightful experience.
She would gladly donate more hemoglobin to share in such a thoroughly
gratifying encounter again. But she knew that they would have to wait...
probably for a few weeks, so that she could regain her strength before
they could again demonstrate their love for each other in a physical way.
Nick was going to have to learn to stop sooner, or she was going to have
to turn her formidable intellect to solving this new delicious dilemma. For
now, however, she was content.
Natalie looked up at her lover, at the White Knight that she had
unconsciously been waiting for all of her life. He rode into her life,
not on a fiery steed, but in a vintage Cadillac. She smiled at him and
softly said, "I love you too, Nicholas deBrabant Knight and I can think
of no better way to spend the rest of my life than nestled in your arms."
"Always, Natalie," Nick whispered. "You will be, always and forever, in my
Ewww! I know, I know! Corn city, right? But I truly couldn't help
myself! :-) It's out of my system now.... honest!