Felix had taken Rebecca to the steakhouse, and then out for ice cream.
Rebecca yawned loudly as he pulled into his driveway.
Opening her car door, so she could get out, he asked, “Are you tired Kitten?”
“Yeah, I didn’t get much sleep last night,” she murmured as she leaned against him.
“Oh? Were you that nervous about today?” he asked as the made their way up the walkway to the porch.
She yawned again, then said, “No, I was lonely. It’s getting harder to sleep alone Felix.”
“I know,” he said softly. He did know, because with him being a vampire it was even harder. He felt the bond so much stronger than she did, her being human.
Reaching his front door, he unlocked it. He then let her go in first, shutting and locking the door before leading her to his room.
“I’ll find you something to wear to bed, if you’re serious about staying tonight. If not, then maybe it would be best if I took you home now,” he murmured as they entered his room.
She turned to look at him. Then, stepping forward, she put her arms around his neck. “I was serious Felix, if you want me to stay. I just...I want to lay with you, feel your warmth next to me when I sleep, and wake up beside you. I want to be able to kiss you good night, and have you wrap me in your arms. I want to see your sweet face first thing in the morning, and have you kiss me good morning.”
“Oh Kitten, I want those things too,” he told her as he pulled her tight against him. He then kissed her before saying, “Let me find you something to wear then.”
Pulling away, he walked over to his dresser for something that would fit her.
She headed for the bathroom.
When she came out he saw she had removed her make-up and taken her hair down. He handed her the clothes he’s found for her.
“Thank you,” she whispered, returning to the bathroom.
He walked back to the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of blood from the fridge. He didn’t even bother to heat it, instead he just quickly drank in down. He then stood staring out the window at his dark back yard.
Turning around, he saw Rebecca standing in the doorway, lit from behind by the light coming from the hall.
“Is everything alright? If you don’t want me to stay the night I can...”
“Oh Kitten, I do, I promise I do,” he told her, and he walked over and picked her up. He then carried her to his bed and lay her down. After kicking off his shoes, he lay down next to her, pulling up the cover. “I’m just struggling with not taking what my beast, and my body, so desperately want. I know we’ve done a few things but with you staying tonight, all night, for some reason it just seems...different.”
“Yeah it does. It makes everything seem more real somehow,” she said, then yawned again. “Although I don’t think there will be any ‘playing’ tonight, ’cause I’m too sleepy.”
“That’s fine Kitten,” he told her. He let out a deep sigh, which caused her to look at him questioningly. “You know, it’s kind of funny in a way how little control I seem to have around you, because I never really went through the whole ‘ruled by my cock’ stage.”
“You didn’t? I thought all guys went through it at about sixteen or maybe eighteen,” she murmured softly.
“I suppose most do, but I never did, at either age. Now I seem to be getting a double dose of it,” he told her. He rolled onto his side then to face her. “Rebecca, you will be my first, you realize that, right?”
She nodded. “Yeah, and you’ll be my first too Felix. I think that’s why I’m so scared. My feelings are so strong for you in the short time we’ve know each other, that sometimes I fear they aren’t real.”
“But they are Kitten, trust me they are,” he told her.
She lay there staring at him for the longest time before saying, “I do trust you Felix.”
She yawned again, and her eyes began to droop.
He dropped a kiss on her forehead. Then he quietly said, “Schlafe mein geliebtes Kätzchen.” (Sleep my Beloved Kitten)
Felix lay for a few moments listening to the even breathing of his sweet Rebecca as he tried to calm his hormones down. He decided that maybe he needed to go take a cold shower before he would be able to sleep himself.
So, thinking she was asleep, he began to get up, only to be surprised when she spoke.
“Ja,” he answered, laying back again.
“I forgot to ask you, when did you get your tattoo?” She asked sleepily.
“I went the night before going over to your house before dinner. I went to an all-night place,” he answered softly while running his fingers through her lovely long hair.
“But doesn’t it take days to heal?” She asked then.
“Vampire healing remember?”
She giggled a bit. “Oh, yeah.”
“Now sleep,” he whispered, kissing her gently.
Then she did.
He, however, ended up getting up to take a cold shower first. Only then, his arousal once more under control, was he able to go to sleep.
Felix awakened the next morning hungry. This of course was normal for him, but for some reason this morning it was more...extreme. He gave a groan as his stomach clenched in hunger, his gums aching with the need to let his fangs lengthen.
That’s when he smelled it, the sweet earthy scent of his Geliebte. His eyes shot open, and he found himself staring down at Rebecca as she lay snuggled into his side sleeping.
Felix smiled, and leaning in he began to place light kisses along her cheekbone, then down her neck. His hand moved along her thigh under the cover and found it bare. This caused him to hiss lightly as another need hit him!
As his hand continued its upward movement Rebecca moaned in her sleep.
He left her neck then and began to give her light pecks and nips on her lips. He caught her bottom lip with his teeth, careful not to nip her with his fangs that were now half down and sucked.
She whimpered and moved closer to him even as her eyes fluttered open. “Felix?”
“Ja, meine Geliebte?”
She smiled a sleepy smile, gazing at him as she asked, “Are you hungry?”
“Ravenous Kitten,” he murmured.
She tilted her head, giving him access to her neck.
He didn’t question the move because he knew what she was offering, he just accepted it. After numbing the area around her pulse point with his saliva, he let his fangs completely descend and bit down. Her flavor burst over his tongue; and he drank until his beast was content and his hunger was sated.
“I love you Kitten,” he told her softly as he leaned back to look into her eyes.
She smiled at me again, saying, “I love you too Felix.”
Her stomach growled, and he laughed as she turned slightly pink.
“Hm... sounds as if my beast wasn’t the only one hungry this morning,” he said.
“Nope, guess not,” she agreed.
“Well, I happen to have some fruit in my kitchen. I think my Kitten would be quite pleased with the selection,” he said, knowing she loved fruit for breakfast.
She grinned. “You do, do you.”
“Ja, indeed I do,” Felix said. So, standing up and throwing her over his shoulder, he carried her laughing to the kitchen to find her some breakfast.
After breakfast Felix took her home, reluctantly.
He walked her to her door, leaving her there with a pout.
When she tried to shoo him off to work, he stepped of her porch muttering about ‘dirty car parts’, which is nothing new, as he climbed back into his car.
She shook her head and giggled at him as she watched him drive out of sight. Then, walking inside the house, she found her mom in the living room, so she headed in to say, “Good morning mom. Where’s Ben?”
“Your brother has a job interview this morning before his afternoon classes. He’s almost finished for this year as you know and told me he needs to make some loot; his words not mine,” Mom answered.
Rebecca laughed, saying, “That sounds like Ben.”
“I wasn’t expecting you this early since you have no more school,” Mom said then.
“Yeah well, the man has to work sometime although he hates it there,” Rebecca told her, as she pulled her feet up onto the couch after sitting down.
“Why does he hate it?”
“Felix doesn’t like being dirty and says car parts are nasty. In fact, he flat out refuses to work the tire shop side,” Rebecca explained with a giggle.
“So... why doesn’t he find a job elsewhere then?”
“It’s the family business, so I guess he feels obligated,” Rebecca explained. “You know though, sometimes I think he just feels obligated to gripe and doesn’t really mean it.”
“Could be. Men are such silly things sometimes,” Mom said with a nod and they both laughed.
“Anyway, I’ve been thinking about looking for a job myself. I saw on the way home that Myra’s Boutique is hiring, so I thought I’d clean up a bit and go check it out,” Rebecca said as she stood to leave the room.
“That’s fine Rebecca, but I want to discuss something with you first.”
Rebecca sat back down, seeing the serious look on her mom’s face.
“Just how serious are you and Felix exactly? I don’t want you jumping deeper then you’re ready for.” Mom said softly.
“I’m very serious about him and he’s serious about me too,” Rebecca informed her. “He asked me to marry him, but I wanted to wait until I turn nineteen.”
Mom’s mouth opened, then shut at that revelation. She cleared her throat to say, “Oh, alright then. When do you plan to marry him then?”
“As soon as I turn nineteen,” Rebecca reinstated with assurance. Of course, what she didn’t say, only because she couldn’t, was that Felix already saw her as his wife. All he was waiting for was the moment she turned nineteen, so she would move in with him!
“Do you plan to have a big wedding, because if you are you’ve put a bit of a rush on it,” Mom cautioned.
“Nope, no big wedding for me. As far as I’m concerned, I’d be just as happy to swing by the courthouse,” Rebecca informed her mom a grin.
“You sound so much like your father right now!” Mom told her with a laugh. “You know, we didn’t have a big wedding either. It wasn’t quite the courthouse, but close. The preacher came to the house and married us at my mom’s bedside because she was very sick. She wanted so bad to see me married though, and I sometimes wonder if that was all that kept her hanging on,” Mom said softly with a sad look. “A week after I was married she passed away.”
“How come I never knew that?” Rebecca asked.
“It was one of those things I don’t talk about,” Mom replied. “I was so happy and in love with your father, and he had just made me his wife. Then it became a sad time as I lost my mom. So, I suppose it was just easier to not talk about it at all then to remember the heartache,” she said with a sigh. “Anyway, if you just want to have it at the courthouse, I suppose that’s fine with me. I also want to know if you plan to stay with him...well, nightly, or is this a one-time thing until the wedding?”
“Uh...honestly, I think it best if we didn’t. I know Felix would love it if I did, although he hasn’t asked me to, and I hope he doesn’t. I’m afraid if he did ask, I wouldn’t be able to say no to him...” Rebecca looked away as she felt her face heat. “So, I’m going to say yes, it was a one-time only thing.”
“Alright then, that’s all I wanted to know. Now go check on that job, I need to get ready for work anyway.”
So, doing what she was told, Rebecca went off to change for job hunting.
That afternoon Rebecca came home, surprised to find her mom’s car in the driveway. So, walking into the house she called, “Hey mom!”
“In the kitchen Rebecca,” mom answered.
Walking into the kitchen, Rebecca found her mother putting groceries away and asked, “Early day today?”
“Yes, thankfully. Ah...I love short days,” Mom said.
Grabbing a banana out of the fruit bowl, Rebecca sat down at the table and began to peel it. She then said, “While I was out Felix called me. He said his parents would like us to come for dinner at seven if we can. They want to meet you and Ben before the wedding.”
“That sounds like a good idea. I’ve gotten to know him and he’s such a polite young man. I’d like to meet the woman who had the wherewithal to raise five boys! Tell him we would love to have dinner with him and his family,” Mom agreed with a smile.
Looking up to find her mom leaning against the counter, Rebecca chewed the piece of banana she’d shoved in her mouth. After swallowing she said, “Okay!”
Leaving the kitchen, Rebecca went to her room to call Felix and let him know she’d see him for dinner.