Because I Want a Vampire's Kiss! (Book 3)

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Chapter 11

Leo made sure Camilla didn’t accidentally touch the big man and be hurt again.

After closing the door, Dean led them into what looked to be a library. The room was wall to wall bookshelves with a couple of comfortable couches and chairs scattered around. In a deep voice, he said, “Sit down, sit down. I don’t get much company anymore. Would you like something to drink? A snack perhaps?”

Leo glanced at Camilla, she shook her head no. Leo turned back to Dean and said, “We’re good thanks.”

Dean gave a nod and they all sat down. “So, Leo, introduce me to this lovely lady.”

“Dean, this is Camilla,” Leo said. “She’s my beloved.”

“Your beloved,” Dean murmured with a sad smile. “I’d heard that the Vogel brothers were finding what was once thought only a myth.”

Leo nodded. “Yes, and she’s the reason I’m here actually.”

Dean’s eyebrows went up. “Oh? I don’t know how I would be any help to you concerning a beloved since I have never found mine.”

“I know, but you’ve been around a long time, Dean,” Leo said. “I figured because of that; you would know things.”

Dean roared with laughter before saying, “So, I’m the wise old man of the mountain, now am I? Full of wisdom,” he smirked. “Fine, ask your questions and we’ll see if I have the answer.”

“Alright. Well, Camilla and I met yesterday afternoon when she walked into Vogel Automotive,” Leo began. “I took her home with me, but later I had to leave for a bit. I was gone three, maybe four hours, and when I returned, she was showing signs of the bond sickness.”

Dean stared into space for a moment, rubbing his chin with his thumb. “You’re the oldest, correct?”

“Yes,” Leo agreed.

“May I add something?” Camilla asked.

“Certainly,” Dean said giving her his full attention.

“I don’t know if it makes a difference or not, but I’ve had dreams about Leo since I was fourteen,” Camilla said. “I’m now thirty-two.”

Dean frowned at this information. “Dreams you say.”

Camilla nodded.

“Dreams are rare, and usually only happen to an older vampire who is about to give up completely,” Dean explained.

“Completely?” Camilla whispered.

Dean nodded. “Yes, on finding love, and life. It is a point they have come to where the loneliness has become too much, and they are tired of living.”

Camilla turned to look at Leo. “Is that what happened? Were you giving up?”

Leo frowned. “Nein. Sure, I was lonely and tired of being so, but I don’t think I was to the point of giving up completely.”

“I did say usually, but there are always exceptions,” Dean broke in to say. “Anyway, the dreams would explain why it was only hours instead of days before the sickness hit. The bond between you was already there, it didn’t have to start at the beginning as most do. Did Leo talk in these dreams? Were his eyes blue or red?”

“Yes, he talked to me, and his eyes were red,” Camilla answered.

Dean nodded again. “Yes, that would definitely strengthen the bond. His beast bonded with you in your dreams, so half the bond was already created before you met.”

“My eyes were red, that is a sign of anger or hunger,” Leo disagreed. “If it had been my beast, my eyes would have been gray.”

“Maybe, but what greater hunger is there than the hunger for love?” Dean asked with a chuckle. “Once the two of you met face to face the beastly side of you was ready for intimacy. He was ready for you to mark her as yours and he saw no need to wait. The fact that you left her without completing the bond is what caused her illness to be instantaneous. Because you did not, you angered your beast.”

“So, there was no need to wait because he’d already felt her love for us in the dreams,” Leo murmured as he looked at Camilla.

“Correct,” Dean agreed with a nod. “Anything else I can help you with?”

Ja,” Leo said as he shifted uncomfortably. Then, clearing his throat, he said, “We completed our bond last night, or at least I thought we did. Today though, I realized she doesn’t bare my mark.”

Dean once more raised his eyebrows.

Leo continued. “The vows were said, and blood exchanged. This worked for both of my Bruders, why not me?”

“Because you are the oldest,” Dean informed him.

“What? What does the fact that I’m the oldest Bruder have to do with it?” Leo shouted, shaking in his irritation. “Mutter never said anything about me being older changing anything.”

“Please calm down, Leo,” Camilla said softly as she began to rub his arm.

Dean looked at her then. “Let me ask you this Camilla. When you dreamed of Leo, was there something that he always did, something almost intimate? Something you may not have even noticed as… sexual until you were older?”

Camilla frowned thoughtfully, even as her cheeks tinted pink. “Um… like what exactly?”

Dean huffed. “All men, whether they will admit it or not, have a favorite body part. Their eyes, and hands, tend to go there when they see a woman. When it’s “their” woman, they become extremely touchy in that area.”

“Oh!” Camilla exclaimed as if a light had been turned on in her head. “Like when my friend Shelly says all the guys judge her by her rack or her butt?”

Dean chuckled. “Rack?”

“Boobs,” Leo answered.

“Ah, then yes, that’s what I mean. What body part does Leo seem the most fascinated by? It is a place he will always find a reason to touch, even in your dreams,” Dean said.

Camilla looked down, and as she did, Dean’s gaze followed.

Leo looked down also to find his hand on her thigh, his forefinger making circles.

“So, Leo likes your thighs? To touch, to rub, to squeeze, to kiss?” Dean inquired with an uplifted brow.

Camilla nodded.

“To bite?” Dean asked.

Camilla looked startled as she looked up at Leo wide-eyed. Then turning back to Dean, she almost whispered, “No. He’s never bitten my thigh.”

Dean looked at Leo then. “But you want to, don’t you? It almost eats at you how badly you want to, yet you deny yourself of that need.”

Leo shifted, uncomfortable, and looked away from Dean. It was true, he desperately wanted to bite her thigh as he enjoyed the scent of her arousal or the scent of their love.

“Camilla, there are three places a vampire can get the most blood from. The wrist, which is a neutral place and means nothing. The neck, which is much more intimate and is almost like a type of kiss. Then there is the most intimate of the three, the femoral artery in the right thigh. This is where the vampire bites only the one he or she loves, and only at the most intimate of times,” Dean said softly.

“Oh,” Camilla said breathlessly as she looked at Leo.

Leo knew his face was probably flushed because just thinking of biting her thigh was making him crazy with lust. He could almost feel the beast in him rising. He longed to bite his Geliebte as he pleasured her, bringing her to new heights of pleasure.

“Now, Leo it seems has a thing for the thigh anyway. So, it would be his ultimate high to feed on the thigh of his beloved,” Dean continued. “Therein lies his problem.”

“What?” Leo questioned. Why would it matter where I bite her? All that matters is that I do. So, I have a thing for thighs, that has nothing to do with the bonding.

Dean smirked at Leo, then continued, “Let me explain for you. For the oldest born vampire son, fate made a bit of a quirk in the bonding process. I’m the oldest myself, of nine children, and so this is what my ma told me. She said as the oldest, it takes a bit extra to complete the bond…”

“But why?” Camilla interrupted to ask.

“Because they are fate and can do as they please?” Dean answered with his question and a shrug. “Who knows. The point is, as vampires, we carry inside us a beast. Do not all four-legged beasts have a firstborn that is stronger, bigger, more… aggressive?” He asked.

“I suppose so,” Camilla whispered.

“As firstborn, the beast in us likes to throw his weight around. I suppose that is a good way to put it anyway,” Dean mused. “So, therefore Leo, as the oldest, there is an extra step you have to take.”

Dean stood up and stretched.

Leo also stood and taking Camilla’s hand he helped her up also. “What step is that exactly?”

“It’s simple, you give your beast what he desires the most. Whatever it was that you wanted to do in the worst way when you were bonding yet denied yourself. You might not have done it because you’re ashamed of wanting it so badly, or maybe you were scared Camilla wouldn’t like it. Whatever the reason, get over it. Your beast will demand it before he will allow her to bear his mark.”

Then, Dean walked out of the room and led them back to his front door. Opening it, he stood back as the two of them exited his home.

Leo and Camilla had just stepped off the steps when Dean said, “Oh, and Leo?”

Leo turned to look back.

“Tell your brother Bruno that just because I’m a rumored playboy doesn’t mean I truly am one,” Dean told him. He then stepped back inside and closed the door.

Leo and Camilla headed for the car and home.

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