dark hunter fic - Breaking Free 14
Ok this is the end! Thank you to everyone for reading, commenting, and encouragement!
Acheron leaned back in his chair (he was sitting with his back towards the wall of course), and did something he seldom had the opportunity to do – relax.
He was content watching Katra teach Simi how to open a bottle of bbq sauce properly - twisting the cap off using her clawed hands, not ripping it off with her fangs. Personally he didn’t care; as long as his baby was happy and not drawing too much attention, she could do whatever her Charonte heart desired.
“Ooooo Katra! You quality people. The Simi like this way better. The little plastic things don’t get stuck in my sauce when I opens it now.” Simi exclaimed happily.
Katra gave the incorrigible demon a small smile. She turned her attention to Acheron next. Despite wearing dark sunglasses, she knew his mercury eyes were on her.
“Take those off. We’re inside. You look stupid.”
Acheron leaned forward and slid his sunglasses down his aquiline nose to look at her.
“I could say the same about your clothes.” He countered, speaking low, so that what he said only reached her ears.
Color fanned Katra’s creamy skin at the sexual implication. She narrowed her reproachful gaze at him.
“I look stupid huh? I’d like to hear you say that after you don’t get any for a week.”
Acheron realized the folly of his words a minute too late. He was suddenly nervous.
“I didn’t mean it that way. What I meant was-”
“Akri! The Simi wants more this!” Simi pointed her finger at the picture on the menu so many times, they were afraid she’d poke a hole through it.
“I’ll tell the waiter.” Katra said, patting Simi’s enthusiastic hand while she waved a waiter over.
Acheron sat back again, a smile lit up his masculine face. Spending quality time with two of the most important people in his immortal life felt like holding a priceless treasure in his hands. He would savor and enjoy these moments for as long as he could, and would utilize everything in his power to keep them within his grasp.
No being, not even his mother, the Destroyer, or Artemis the bitch goddess, would break them apart.
He’d find a way for them to stay together, even if it took him a lifetime to do it.
Sometimes the simple things in life were truly the most invaluable, and worth fighting for.
No plot intended here.
This fic was always meant to be a short, smutty glimpse into what could be, between Acheron and Katra. A filler.
The loose ends here are tied up somewhat, I leave it up to the reader to imagine the rest. Sorry! LOL In short:
Stryker pissed off Apollymi on purpose. She in turn, took away all the powers she bestowed on her servants. Within that time frame, Stryker conspired to kill Acheron. He failed, not counting on Katra being there to save Acheron. Acheron soon realizes he wants to drink from her only, and he is determined to find out the mystery surrounding her. Katra, bound by duty and admiration for him her whole life, evades all of Acheron’s inquiries, but allows him to feed off of her for the time being.
So at the end, Acheron and Katra are in a precarious relationship. Think Cael and Amaranda. That’s who I thought of when I compared the scenarios.
In this fic, Acheron and Katra aren’t in love, yet. But it certainly sounds like they’re making their way there. LOL I don’t think I have it in me to write Acheron’s love story, especially since it’s already been written by Sherri.
I didn’t even dare to touch Katra’s secrets. I leave that up to Sherri, because I have no idea what she has in store for all of us. I’m certain it’s huge though! (Please, let Katra be anything but a relative of his. Or I would be so eeeeewwww’d out)
The bath tub scene is from the manga, Clover by Clamp. It’s totally different, and can be in a genre of it’s own. Concise but powerful panels, the art is a combination of cyberpunk and whimsical fantasy.
Acheron’s presence feeling like the tip of a blade came from another manga, Bleach. It’s an action, comedy adventure manga. The art starts off with bright colors and a pop influenced style, bordering on gritty. The story goes at a good pace, revealing shocking twists at the right time. This series is one of my favorites. It’s funny, exciting, & subtly touching. I can almost never guess what’s happening next!
We see more of Katra in Dream Hunter & Devil May Cry, and of course, the true story of Acheron is coming out Christmas 2007! I can’t wait!
By the way, I recently read Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning, & I was surprised by how good it was. The fact that she wrote a fantasy, mystery in spite of the fact that she's a romance writer, speaks volumes about how talented she is.
I can't wait to read the next 4 books in the Fever series. Too bad they come out like once a year.
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