Archived November 2002 ------------------------------------------------ Warning: This story is rated R. If you are under 18 years then please do not read any further ------------------------------------------------ Nick looked at Natalie and smiled. She looked good tonight with her hair falling out of the clip and creeping down the sides of her face. Sometimes he just wanted to brush it aside and feel the silkiness of the Auburn curls between his fingers... But now was not the time, Captain Reese was giving the precinct a briefing on the latest serial killer Toronto had the displeasure of hosting. Unfortunatly, this killer liked newlyweds and at the rate he was going..... Toronto was running out of them fast... Nick started when Reese called his name, if he could have blushed the colour would be raging across his face. He recovered his composure and said, "Yes Captain?" Reese looked from Nick to Natalie and held back a smile. "Knight, I've got a little problem when it comes to you..." Nick sat up straight and wondered what it could be, did he smell? No, vampires didn't stink!! Reese settled his heft into the chair at the end of the table and folded his hands in front of him on the table. "I don't have a wife for you." Nick's eyes flew wide open. "What?" The other detectives started to chuckle and make jokes about Nick being hard to marry off. Captain Reese held back his smile again. "What I mean is that I don't have any other night shift Detectives that I can pair you up with." "We need someone who is familiar enough with the case so that they can spot our perp before he gets too close, and I'm not setting you up with any of the rookies. They don't have time to learn any of the information by tonight." He looked Nick in the eye and grimaced mockingly. "Besides, the only female detective I could get for you is six months pregnant and she said she doesn't want to go with you because you get shot at too much!" The detectives all broke out in a chorus of roaring laughter "But..." Joe Reese rubbed his chin as he spotted Natalie sitting in the corner of the room copiously taking notes... Natalie felt way too many eyes on her and looked up from her work... "You know.... Lambert over there is almost as familiar with the case as the rest of the precinct is." Natalie felt her pen drop from her hand. "Oh, no you don't! I'm only on loan from the Coroner's Department for observation." Natalie knew this new trading departments plan was going to backfire on her some time. At firt, she had been excited about the prospect of sitting in on the briefings to help her learn more about police procedure. Now she was starting to regret her decision! Tracy smiled at Nick when she saw the glimmer of hope flash into his eyes momentarily, he tried to hide it but she knew it was there. "But Nat, you'de be perfect. You're not a cop so you won't look like you're... well... looking for anyone." Natalie looked from Tracy, to Reese, to Schanke and finally to Nick. Schanke smiled his little, 'Don know's a secret' look and kicked Nick under the table. "Sure, Nat. You two would be the perfect decoy newlyweds. You know each other's habits and pecadillo's.... being best friend's and all." The tension in the air was beginning to thicken as everyone stared at Natalie in anticipation... Nick felt his heartbeat quicken to twice in ten minutes, well.... it was fast for him! She had a feeling that she wasn't going to get out of it so Natalie set her notepad down and drew her hands into her lap to stop from shaking. She sighed and tried to look perturbed with the whole situation. "Well, it looks like I don't have any choice now do I?" She had been trying to wean herself off of the desire she felt for Nick, but apparently she wasn't going to be getting a break any time soon... If only Nick felt the same way about her that she felt about him.... then it would have been the dream assignment for any visiting coroner... "Ok, then it's settled. You two get to the wedding chapel on fifth and main. See Father Nat McCann and he'll marry you right away." Nick and Natalie both blurted out at the same time, "What?" Reese chuckled under his breath, he had worded it that way just to see what the two of them would say. "He isnt going to legally marry you two. He has been instructed to falsify the marriage certificate. But we want him to make the ceremony to look as real as possible just in case the killer is watching the area chapels. He seems to like the 24 hour variety, and Father Nat keeps his open to everyone any time." Nick sat back in his chair and tried to wipe the 'shit eatin' grin off of his face at the thought that he and Natalie would be able to play at being married. He found himself shaking his head at the honeymoon thoughts that invaded his mind! The briefing flew by at a speed that would scare a vampire in flight. Both Nick and Natalie were trying not to think of the upcoming ceremony. but the time came soon enough! The detectives broke up the makeshift round table and began to shuffle out of the room, Schanke slapped his partner on the shoulder and whispered into his ear. "Be gentle my sweet Prince, it will be your honeymoon after all!" He then cracked himself up and walked past the startled vampire... Nick reached over to his chair by his desk and grabbed his leather jacket, he picked up Natalie's suede one and offered it to her. Reese came out of his office with an envelope in his hand, he gave it to Nick. "Here is some money to give to Father Nat for the ceremony, it's all accounted for from the department's budget... so please don't loose it." Nick took Natalie's arm and escorted her out of the station.... eager to get to their pretend wedding. Nick shifted from one foot to another in discomfort. Although this wasn't exactly a traditional church setting, it still made him nervous. Natalie looked around at the black velvet Elvis paintings that adorned the walls and shook her head ruefully. This wasn't exactly how she envisioned her wedding would be, but then again... it wasn't exactly like she was getting married for real. She sighed and looked at Nick. Why was he being so quiet about this whole situation? She decided that he was probably trying to concentrate on not bursting into flames from the close religious contact the church presented. Father McCann sat in the chair and stroked the plastic yellow animal in his lap. His Irish accent was a little slurred and, in a perverse way, a little leering. "Ah, BJ... me little duckie. How about you and I take a dip in the confessional? I could rub your little feathers down and..." He was cut off by the ringing of a bell. The priest jumped up and watched in horror as his beloved BJ fell to the floor with a squeak. He picked it up hurriedly and smoothed the imaginary feathers. Whispering, he leaned in to the duck's ear flap. "Don't worry me sweet, I'll be back and then we can finish our little discussion." He set it down with another squeak and stumbled to the front desk. Natalie watched the priest warily, there was something not right about him but she decided it must be her nerves and ignored it. She needed to make sure she didn't mess up her vows to Nick. Nick looked at the priest and shook his head. His nerves were making him shaky, but he could swear the man looked a little tipsy. He ignored his feelings and concentrated on saying his vows to Natalie. Nick watched Natalie and placed a hand on her shoulder. It was obvious that she was having a hard time with this. "Nat, are you okay?" Both Natalie and the priest answered in unison. "Yes." Nick looked from one to the other. "What?" Both answered again. "I said I'm okay." They looked at each other. "Wait, I'm Nat." "No, I'm Nat." Nick shook his head and swore under his breath. As long as he married the right Nat, he didn't care what the priest's name was. "Can we get this show on the road?" Natalie watched the priest again and started to get a bad feeling about the whole thing. Unfortunately, she didn't get a chance to voice her opinions as she was presented with several registration papers to fill out. From that point on her attention was dragged from one activity to another. She was taken completely by surprise to realize almost an hour later that the ceremony was finished. She and Nick were officially fake husband and wife. Nick felt the time rush past him as he filled out the paperwork, he was so nervous that he almost forgot all of his assumed identity information. Faster than he could comprehend, he was married. Father McCann started to sway as he let the last words of blessing slip past his lips. Suddenly there were three... no, four people in front of him instead of two..... Suddenly both Nick and Nat had a very bad feeling.... An hour later Natalie came stomping into the squad room with a look on her face that said she was pissed! Nick was trailing behind her at least five paces with a look on his face that said he was scared... Schanke looked at them and cracked a sly smile. "Honeymoon go that good?" Nick held up his hands to warn his fearless partner not to say anything, but it was too late. Natalie turned on the helpless man and practically screamed. "Apparently it's just getting started!" Captain Reese came out of his office and held a hand up to calm her down. "What's going on, here?" Natalie swung around and looked at Nick. "Do you want to tell him or should I?" He shook his head sheepishly. "No, that's okay. You do it?" Natalie took several breaths to calm herself, and then tried to speak without her voice shaking with anger. "That idiot priest married us for real!!" She tried to soothe her anger. It just wasn't fair to have her deepest wishes come true, only to know that it was only a one sided affair. Tracy did a spit take and coughed on her coffee. This was like some sort of sick sitcom! Reese's eyes bulged out of his sockets, "What in the hell are you talking about?" "He's a drunk! And apparently very good at hiding it, because neither Mr. Wonderful or myself noticed it until the moron was done with the ceremony." Tracy wiped at the coffee hanging around her mouth. "How did you know it then?" Natalie pointed at Nick's shoes. "Because he threw up on Nick!" Nick suddenly wondered something. He walked over to Nat's side and made her look at him. "Why are you so mad about being married to me? Is there something really terrible about the idea?" She felt her stomach doing flip flops at the closeness of her... husband. "I can't be married to you, Nick. You are my best friend." He started to look a little hurt. "And that's not a good reason to marry someone?" She looked at his expression, her heart started to melt. "I can think of at least 767 reasons why we shouldn't get married." He thought about it for a minute until he realized she was talking about his age. "You've got to be kidding! What kind of reason is that?" She sighed. "You don't eat any of the food I cook," Her voice lowered. "you can't walk with me in the sun." She stepped on her tip toes and whispered into his ears. "We wouldn't be able to make love without you killing me." He listened to her words and realized the sanity behind them. "Oh, that." Everyone was looking at them with baited breath, but were disappointed when they didn't hear anything that was whispered. Reese shook his head, this was going to have to wait. "We can get it fixed in the morning. Right now I want you two to go back to the chapel area and find a hotel room for the night." The detectives and rookies that were left in the room let out wolf whilstes and rants to the newlyweds. As they left the station, Natalie turned to Nick and said. "The next time they want me to learn more about procedure, get me a CD-ROM!" On the ride to the hotel, Nick sat behind the wheel thinking to himself about the mess they had gotten into tonight. To him it was far from a disaster, but for Nat... well, it seemed to be the end of the world for some reason... Natalie scrunched herself as close to the passenger door as she could. Why did this have to happen to her? The only man she ever wanted to marry was sitting right next to her AS her husband... but in name only not emotion... The clerk at the reception desk leered at the couple in front of him, they were such a nice looking set... he could go either way with them! The female attendants behind the desk smiled appreciatively at Nick. They felt their collective jaws drop when they heard Natalie say. "Let's get this over with!" She grabbed the key from the perky blonde woman (Tracy in disguise) and grabbed his arm to drag him along to the elevators. Natalie unlocked the door and pushed her way inside the room, only at that point remembering that they had no suitcases with them. They must have looked like sex-starved newlyweds who had had too much to drink! Nick followed her in and flipped the switches on the wall, the lights came on to a very dim level. He realized that they were in the Honeymoon Suite, therefore the lights were practically non-existant. Most newlyweds didn't need to see each other. They did most of the activity for the night by touch. He walked forward and bumped straight into Natalie, she had stopped right in his path and was staring at the bed. Natalie started to shake her head while she treid to back away from the bed, unfortunately she only forced herself closer against Nick. "I can't do this, Nick!" He put his hands on her shoulders and lowered his lips to whisper in her ear. "Why not, it's just an undercover assignment? Technically we won't be married be tomorrow afternoon when Cap gets the paperwork figured out." He 'accidentally' let his lips brush against her cheek as he moved to look over her shoulder and into her eyes. Why couldn't she feel the same way about him that he felt about her? Natalie shrugged and tried to fight off the shiver of want that covered her body at his touch. She thought to herself, 'Just go to the bed and lay down, you can do this! You've slept with him on the couch before, why should this be any different? Because I wasn't his wife then...' Her thoughts trailed off as she forced her leaden legs to make their way to the bed. Two hours later both husband and wife were lying stiffly next to each other trying not to fall off the bed. Natalie tried not to laugh as she felt herself sliding off the bed, she grabbed at the bed cover and tried to hold on. Nick grabbed out at the cover also but felt his hand slipping off because it was too velvety for him to properly grip. Their hands collided, both hurriedly moved out of the way of the other and promptly fell off the bed and onto the ground. Nick pulled himself up to lean on the bed and looked over the edge at Natalie who was in the same positon as he was just on the other side. "This is ridiculous, Nat. How come we can sleep on my small couch for the entire day and not fall off, but when have this bed which is easily twice the size we can't stay on to save our lives?" She felt her face crowd with colour and offered a silly smile. "Because we have never been married and in a hotel room together." He looked her face over and gave his best puppy dog eyes to her. "Can't we just forget that whole mix-up at the chapel and go back to being friends? You've seen me half naked before for goodness sakes! I think we can sleep on the same bed together until this assignment is over." She thought about his comment and decided that it made too much sense to argue about it. She stood up and offered her hand out to him. "Shake on it. But if I start to fall off, you're coming with me!" He shook her hand and pulled back the cover on the bed, he laid down and put his arm out for her to join him. Natalie took his hand and climbed into the bed, she snuggled against him like she did whenever she fell asleep on the couch after watching movies. Before either one knew it, they were asleep.... Natalie felt around in her sleep, her clothes were sticking to her body with sweat and the room was so how she thought she was going to suffocate. She got up and padded across the floor to her bureau.... Where was her bureau? She heard a sound and turned around with a start, it was Nick! She suddenly remembered where she was. She had thought she was dreaming about being married to Nick. But there he was, lying in bed not ten feet away from her. She let her eyes adjust to the darkness adn let herself take a long look at her sleeping husband. He had taken off his shirt during the night.... she wondered if he had taken anything else off while he was at it... Natalie shook her head to clear her thoughts when she remembered the heat. She felt along the walls until she found the thermostat, it was up to 90 degrees! She turned the air conditioner on and lowered the heat index to 60. Natalie slipped out of the room and got some ice in a bucket at the end of the hallway, she was going to need it if she was going to cool off in that sauna. When she let herself back into the room, Nick was still asleep so she slowly peeled her sweat soaked clothes off and placed them into the bathroom to try off. She moved back into the bedroom in just her underwear and bra to keep her covered, for some reason there didn't seem to be any towels bigger than the size of a wet nap that she could wrap around herself. Meanwhile, downstairs in the maid' quarters.... Tracy held out several wads of cash for the maids present. "Now, you set the heat to 90, right? And you disabled the air conditioner and took out all the towels before they got here?" The young women nodded and took the cash. "Good, now let's see them try and get out of this love nest intact!" Meanwhile, upstairs..... Natalie tapped on the outer paneling of the air contidioner and silently cursed it. She looked back to make sure Nick was still asleep, he was, before taking a piece of the ice and running it across her upper chest..It was cold but against the heat, it felt like a heaven sent to her steaming body.
Natalie let the ice glide across her clavicle and up to her neck, it practically melted on contact... She reached into the bucket and started to dig out another piece, only to feel a hand that didn't belong to her reach into the bucket first. She sucked in a breath as she looked up into the wall mirror above the waist-high dresser in front of her. She felt her eyes drawn to Nick's as he stared at her scantily clad reflection. Nick gazed at her body with unmasked desire in his eyes, they were still blue but he could feel the vampire rising within him. He pulled out a large chunk of ice from the bucket and brought it up her front, trailing it first along her stomach and then across the fabric of her bra until it met the base of her neck. He let his free hand follow the droplets of water until his hand was just below the base of the small rose in the middle of her bra... She shivered at his closeness and wished he wouldn't stop... Natalie let her hand drop to her side and move back towards his legs. She felt her hand contact his leg and jumped a little with surprise.... he wasn't wearing anything. She pressed herself back against him and sighed at the feel of his hardness against her satiny panties... He pressed into her and made sure she knew he wanted her... and did he ever want her!!! He continued to run the ice up her neck until he came to the side of her cheek, slowly he lowered his head and popped the diminishing cube into his mouth. He held it between his teeth and ran his mouth against her neck as he held her hair up. She quivered and reached back behind him to grasp his cheek with one hand while the other guided one of his own to stroke her breasts through the thin fabric she wished she hadn't bothered to wear tonight. He slipped his fingers inside the sheer cloth and ran his tips against her nipples until they hardened into tiny nubs. She arched away from his body and into his hand as she felt electricshocks shooting into her body from the coolness of his own hardened state of arousal. He slid his free hand across her stomach and pulled her back against him roughly, she caught her breath and smiled. He lowered his mouth, the ice now melted, and kissed her shoulder lightly until he felt the draw of the vein pulsing in her neck... He pulled away and willed the beast down into the depths of his soul, it would not take her tonight... but he man would... Nick turned Natalie around and whispered into her temple. "Nat, I want you.... so badly. I love you." Natalie wasn't sure if she was imagining his words, but she didn't care. Tonight she was his wife and she wanted to make sure she got the chance to show him just how much that meant to her... She moved her lips to his and brushed them lightly against each other before running her tongue across the outer and then inner edges. Nick mooaned and pressed her up into the dresser as his lips captured hers, his tongue mingled with hers until he thought he was going to lose conciousness from the sweet taste of her. He seperated from her just long enough to pick her up and deposit her ass on the top of the dresser and her back against the cool mirror. Nick pulled her lips to his again and hungrily kissed every centimeter until they were swollen with desire and her eyes spoke of nothing but the need to be satisfied. He reached down the side of her body and let his hands find their way into the sides of her underwear, he slid them under the satin fabric... She arched again, this time against him so that his hands could slid further under and into the part of her body that called out for release. She stroked his rear until she was able to find the courage to reach in front of her own body and find his hardened manhood. She grasped it in her hands and ran them along the length of him as she heard his breath become ragged. Nick swayed against her as she stroked him, the feelings of passion rising in him said that she needed to feel the same as he was for the act between them to be equally satisfying. For so long he had dreamed of a moment like this with her, and he wasn't about to let it pass without taking full advantage. He tightened his fingers around the edge of the flimsy cloth and gave it a short vampiric tug... it tore effortlessly... as did the other side when he repeated the movement. Natalie gasped when he tore her underwear from her body, and smiled to herself as she hoped he would do the same with her bra. Nick felt his fangs dropping, but knew it was more out of habit than the need to feed on her blood... there was time before he needed to worry about that. He lowered his head to her breasts and tugged on the offending material that covered them with his teeth, with one good pull it was gone and her soft flesh was pressed against his mouth with urgent need. Nat could feel his erection getting harder in her hands as she stroked slowly, he felt good and she liked the knowledge that she was the one bringing this reaction about in him. Nick moved his fingers to her soft mound of pubic hair and began to stroke softly until he slid his fingers inside and rubbed her clitoris until it became as hard as her nipples. He felt her start to grind against his fingers and stroke his penis with the same motions, he needed to be inside her soon or he wasn't sure he could hold back his release. Natalie whimpered against his mouth and cried out with body for him to take her. He moved her body to the edge of the dresser and positioned himself in front of her. As he slowly pushed his thickness into her waiting flesh, Natalie dropped her hands to the top of the dresser and clamped on as she pushed her breasts up and into his face. Nick stopped mid way and grabbed the same corner of the dresser that Natalie was holding on to and tried to hold back the feeling of estacy that was rushing through him, he reached out with his tongue and flicked her nipples before drawing them into his mouth and sucking on them until he could hear Natalie moaning again. He pushed into her again slowly until he filled her completely and he could feel her muscles contracting around his cool shaft. Natalie didn't feel the cuts forming on her fingers as he began to move in and out of her with a pulsing rythym. Nick felt the vampire screaming to be set free as the sweet smell of her blood reached his senses... He couldn't stop imagining her scent as he pressed himself within her as deeply as he could, his released her hand from the dresser and slammed his own into the wall behind her. Natalie shook with an orgasm as he pumped inside of her, her hand flew to his head and tangled in his hair for support. Nick felt the beast surge forward when she reached out for him, it was then that he realized that he has crushed her hand into the corner of the dresser until it had bled. Natalie's orgasm peaked and she started to relax a little, (One orgasm was more than she had expected for the night so she was happy to wait for another occasion for the next one) even though she could still feel pleasant sensations running through her body at his cool thickness sliding in and out of her.She suddenly noticed a rigidity to his shoulders as his pelvic movements slowed and stopped, she could still feel his erection and wondered why he had stopped before satisfying himself as he had done for her. She moved back and took note of his fangs under his lip, she could feel his controlled breathing as she moved her hand out of his hair and onto his chest... It was then that she saw the blood on her hand, it was smearing against his pale skin... and exciting the inner beast as the odour wafted to his nostrils... She reached towards his face with her other hand and made him look at her directly in the eyes. He tried to turn so that she wouldn't see the monster inside. Natalie kissed his lips lightly and reached up with her injured hand, slowly she placed it on his lips and urged him to drink... Nick was so far past reasoning that he took her soft palm into his mouth and sucked in the blood slowly as he resumes his motions with the rest of his body. Within her blood Nick saw all of her love and desires for him, and the pain of not knowing how he felt about her as well. Her emotions swam into his bloodstream with lightening speed, exciting him and pushing his climax to the forefront as she moaned with another corgasm at the shared experiences the blood draining melded between them. He took one last draught from her as his cum burst forth from his penis and inside of her with one final thrust. He felt her hand drop from his mouth as his fangs receeded into his gums, she slumped against him and wrapped her arms around his shoulders with a satisfied sigh. Nick pulled her face up to meet his so he could make sure he hadn't taken too much, her heartbeat was slow but steady and her pulse was that of a woman who had just made love with terrific force. "I love you Nick." Was all she said as he carried Natalie to the bed and laid her down under the covers. As he climbed into the bed next and wrapped his arms around her, Nick knew a happiness that he hadn't felt in centuries... The next morning as the two walked into the station, changed after a quick stop to their respective homes, Reese shook his head at them. "Where have you two been? I've been trying to call you for hours!" Nick pulled his cellular out of the inner pocket of his jacket. "Sorry, Cap. The battery must have gone dead." Reese shook his head again, he knew exactly where they were and what they had been doing. "Well it doesn't matter now, Vetter caught our serial killer last night while you two were arguing about why you shouldn't get married." Nick and Nat tried not to look guilty as they found Tracy watching them with a gloating expression on her face. "That's right! I got him on my way home actually. It seems that our friendly neighbourhood nutcase was stalking a couple at the hotel across from where you two were staying and I happened across him trying to abduct them while they were having sex outside by the pool." "Wow, talk about being in the right place at the right time!" Natalie was completely surprised and impressed with the young detective. Nick reached out and took Tracy's hand in his, he shook it firmly and smiled. "Great job Trace!" Schanke walked up and placed an arm around Natalie's shoulders. "Well, Mrs. Knight. Are you ready to get that divorce you so desperately wanted last night?" Natalie looked from Nick to Schanke and then back to Nick before she smiled and took Nick's hand in hers. "No, I think I'll try it out for while. Married life agrees with me." Nick smiled down into her glowing face and squeezed her hand tightly. "Me too." Trace held down the giddy glee that threatened to bubble up, and crossed to give Nat a hug. She leaned in and whispered. "I'm so happy for you! Do you know how much it cost me to get that air conditioner broken?" Natalie gulped with embarrassment and Nick choked on his breath as he heard her comment with his extra sensitive hearing. Tracy stood up and gave Nick a friendly hug and smiled. "What are friends for?" The End