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Daily Prompt: Nature

From Inside the Grey House:

“Do what Markus?” Vincent sounded worried.

“Fight. It’s never been in my nature to jump into a fight. The first night you saw me fight here, I was trying to impress you. I knew I wanted to be a part of your house long before you knew about me. Tonight, I was really happy that you ordered me to stay out of the way. And it’s not that I can’t yet, it’s that I don’t want to. I’ve been talking to Anthony about what he and his group does, and it seems more like what I should be doing.” He sounded sheepish.

“You wish to gather information and be a spy?” There was no emotion in his voice.

“With your permission, sir.”

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Daily Prompt: Gain

From Inside the Grey House:

“He’s not lying. He’s thoroughly broken.”

Vincent shot Mierka a dirty look.

Natalia turned to the large vampire, touched his cheek to gain his attention. “I’m going to talk to him. Get what you need. I’ll be up shortly.”

“Natalia. I don’t trust him.” Vincent caressed her cheek. He wanted to pick her up and carry her to their bed. He still had some energy.

“That makes two of us. I can take care of myself, Vincent.” She stepped even closer and leaned in for a kiss. Vincent obliged, and released her when she pulled away.

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Daily Prompt: Tuned

From Inside the Grey House:

Vincent stepped forward again, grasped her shoulders and kissed both her cheeks as a Frenchman would. He let her go, turned to Charlie and gave the werewolf a slight bow. “You may both leave when your affairs are in order. For now, let’s join the others. Natalia has won the first round.”

He left the room, expecting the men to follow. Rebecca stayed behind to watch the monitors. She tuned the screens to all have different camera views but kept the main one focused on the fight. As the three men walked down the hallway, a tiny Natalia and a tiny Joseph squared off again. Rebecca winced in empathetic pain as the blur that was Joseph slammed the human against the wall. When Vincent entered the ballroom, Joseph had her pinned to the wall, her sword arm behind her, his hand wrapped around her throat. Each had now won one round. Rebecca settled back in the comfortable chair to watch the next match, which she suspected would be between Vincent and Joseph.

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Daily Prompt: Calculating

From Inside the Grey House:

Vincent stopped circling to consider the human before him and her proposal. His usual rules wouldn’t work, really. He had no desire to drain her blood and she had no reason to drink his. Her proposal wasn’t a bad one, and he could easily win against her. Their eyes locked again, and he realized the look in her eye had changed just the smallest amount. It was a calculating look. The woman was plotting her own tactics. A smile came to his face as a low growl once again escaped his lips. He would win the first round easy, fight her a bit for the second, but he would ultimately win.

“All right. Two out of three.” He turned away.

Natalia was pressed against the wall before she could react. She tried to stop the scream ripping through her throat and could not. The bellow of pain brought a cold, blood stained smile to Vincent’s face. He looked her dead in the eye, licked his lips and gave her a nasty satisfied smile.

“One.” He reached into his pocket, grabbed a handkerchief and threw it to Natalia.

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Daily Prompt: Sit

From Inside the Grey House:

Joseph stared at Vincent, not reacting to being hit repeatedly with card stock in the chest. “Tell her about the Red Tie affair, ask her if she wishes to participate, then have her practice in heels and an evening gown. Let it be her decision.”

Vincent turned and walked back around his desk to sit in his leather chair. “Fine. I’ll ask her tomorrow when she’s better. Agreed?”

Joseph kept his back to his boss, hiding the victorious smile on his face. “Agreed.”

Vincent watched as Joseph left the room without another word. He cursed under his breath when the door closed behind his friend, knowing he had been manipulated.

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Daily Prompt: Flower

From Inside the Grey House:

Natalia’s dark hair, which was tied up in a French twist, sparkled in the light. The hairdo revealed her long neck in all its beauty. Her dress was black velvet with a silver vines and flowers climbing around it. The dress tied around her neck, confidently revealing her bite mark riddled shoulders and muscular arms. Her silver necklace was just under the string tie, almost hidden by the velvet. The dress was so short: it barely hid her ass. She was holding a black and silver rose, twirling it slightly in her hand. Her shoes, stiletto heels, matched the silver of the dress. He caught her eye and she smiled. She was almost to him. He started breathing, trying to stay in control of himself. As his eyes raked her body his only thought was to wonder where she had gotten the dress.

Natalia stood before her lover, still slowly twirling the rose. She reached out with it and drew the feather rose slowly down his jaw line. He closed his eyes at the softness letting his lover draw him to her with the rose. He was rewarded with a kiss as soft as the feathers of the rose. His blood boiled as she reached out to grab his belt and pulled him closer. She pulled away from the kiss, smiling an evil smile. She acknowledged Joseph without looking at him.

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Daily Prompt: Entertained

From Inside the Grey Hosue:

Anthony didn’t like Morgan. He liked the vampire biker, Dex, even less, but knew he had to keep them entertained. Vincent wanted time alone with Edwin, but now that Natalia was in the room as well, he felt someone should be watching. Joseph was in the security room, but Anthony preferred when there were two watching. One to watch and one to sound the alarm when necessary.

As it was, Joseph was alone in the security room and was more than able to sound the alarm. Anthony didn’t trust Natalia and felt he, or one of his men, should be watching her actions. Vincent didn’t feel this was required; therefore, Anthony was stuck in the foyer, speaking with vampires that weren’t worth his time. He tried to start a conversation with Dex, but it was impossible. The man had no intelligence.

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Daily Prompt: Jealous

From Inside the Grey House:

“Charlie!” Her voice came out red as blood bubbled up her throat. A lone wolf extracted itself reluctantly from the melee and padded over, snout, forepaws and chest spotted crimson with blood. She saw Vincent approaching too, but carefully waved him away. The movement caused the sword to shift and cut into her a little more. She felt a warm hand on her outstretched arm and Lilly, who had been standing by in the security room, told her she would be all right. As the pain took hold of her, she questioned her healer’s words. Her breathing was labored, and she felt like she was slipping. She wondered briefly what hell would be like, knowing she did have a way out.

Charlie, now human and naked, but still spotted with blood, knelt beside her. Vincent had a moment of jealousy when the wolf took her hand. “Nat?”

She squeezed his hand weakly and took a shallow breath, trying to stay awake. “Take the sword.” Her words were red. “Guard it with your life.” She breathed out more blood. “No vampire touches it.”

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Daily Prompt: Weight

From Inside the Grey House:

It took a while, but finally Natalia saw what she needed. Up until now, only her side of the path had bushes. The other side had trees that weren’t thick enough together to hide herself and her actions. Now, there were bushes on both sides. Pulling the cloth out of the bag, she placed it into her right hand, left the bushes and slipped up behind Jeffery. He didn’t notice her and she was able to wrap her arm around his head, place the chloroform cloth to his mouth and nose and pull him into the bushes on the other side of the path. Jeffery wasn’t a large man, about as tall as Natalia, making it easy for her to move him around. In the bushes, she used her full weight to keep him quiet, until the chloroform made him pass out.

Knowing she didn’t have too much time, Natalia stuffed the cloth back into the plastic bag, shoved the bag into her pocket and pulled Jeffery up to a standing position. She slipped his arm around her neck and then placed her arm around his waist, making it look like she was trying to walk him back to her car. He was about her built and weight, so it wasn’t that hard to pretend to walk him out of the park.

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Daily Prompt: Quiet

From Inside the Grey House:

Charlie nodded. “That’s a really good idea. Do you need someone to take over for you?”

Ben shook his head. “Not yet. I’ll get someone if I have to.”

Charlie nodded again and rose from the chair.

Ben gave him a reassuring look. “From what I’ve heard, she’s a fighter. She’ll be fine.”

Charlie made a noncommittal noise and left the room without his dinner. Ben took a seat in the recliner. The vampire sat in quiet contemplation, watching the sleeping human toss and turn fitfully. She was dreaming. He wondered what flitted through her feverish mind.

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