Love, Lust & Blood

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Chapter Nine

“Franc, I. I’m not mad, I promise you there really is something terrorising me each night

”Kori, please, I know that you’re sacred, for me, for yourself, let me stay with you tonight. We can face this together, I can protect you, please!”

"Please come home, I miss you, I need you!"

"I can't, you will be in danger if I come home!"

"No I won't, I can protect you, and I am stronger now than I ever was! And I have new friends that can help."

"It's not that simple Franc, I. I can't explain you'll just have to trust me."

"Kori, there is nothing that you can't tell me, I will always be here for you, no matter what."

"There's. There's someone else."

"I can tell when you're lying Kori even without my..."

"Your what?"

"I have been in love with you since the very first moment I saw you, you are everything to me! You to me are every love song that has ever been written, I am nothing without you, please don't shut me out especially now when you so obviously need someone on your side, someone to keep you safe!"

"This isn't one of your fantasy books Franc, there are no princesses to be rescued from dragons, just..."

"I don't read fairy tales Kori, I think that you do need rescuing my prince."

"You'll think I'm crazy, maybe I am, I don't know."

"You're not crazy my love, I have learnt some things since you have been gone that have tested even my capacity for belief and if I was to tell you, you would think that I am crazy but they are true and I hope that one day I can share them with you but for now I can't but I can promise you that you will never have to fear anything again, not ever, I will always protect you for as long as you live!"

"Stop trying to distract me Franc! What were you going to say?"

"Huh? I don't know what you mean!"

"Without your what?"

"Oh. Um. My..."


"Whitfield! You made me jump! I'm sorry Kori, I can't tell you, I'm so sorry."

"Who the hell is that?"

"Kori this is one of the people who helped me to find you, his name is Whitfield."

"And I wonder what else he has been helping you with?"

"NOTHING! Kori I would never! You are the only man that I want!"

"I want to believe you Franc, I really do but I know that you are hiding something from me, I don't know what, yet, but I think it has something to do with him."

"Okay but it's not what you think, I promise and I hope that one day I can tell you everything. No scratch that I will tell you everything but for now it will have to wait!"

Franc shot a look at Whitfield that told him not to argue, that he didn't care what he had said about the secrets he must keep, he was going to tell Kori everything! He just hoped that it didn't scare him away.

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