askhenrysturges:

Henry smiled softly at the words, resting against him and closing his eyes as he drew a deep breath, only to slowly exhale and relax a little. “Heh ever been considered a bad omen?” He teased slightly.

Adam chuckled. ”I brought vampires into the world, I don’t think I will ever be anything less. But that’s alright. I am fine with it.”

He wasn’t sure what to show Henry next. There just wasn’t something quite as spectacular as the pyramids, that he had personally seen. So perhaps something else something much smaller? He had had so many homes, so many travels that it was difficult to pin down a moment of happiness they had blend into others so thoroughly.

He was crouched in a tree. For whatever reason he was going by a different name. Someone was shouting it. “Mezizi! ur-maḫ-e šaḫ ĝiš-gi u-mu-ni-in-dab Mezizi! 1” Somehow Henry knew it was a taunt and knew what it meant through the filter of Adam’s understanding. He was quiet as the torches passed under him, reaching down to pluck one of them men hunting him up into his tree. “dnanna kur-ra tud-da-ni ur-bar-ra gu a-ba-da-ak-e. 2” and snapped the glass top of the tiny bottle off and poured the contents down the man’s throat. Dropping him back to his saddle. 

He had just moments to drop from the tree while the man sputtered. More than enough to turn. Soon the human would know. The human shouted up to the tree and his companions fired their arrows. One by one he poisoned them all. It took his entire supply and he had to be careful not to hurt them. He wasn’t too sure if that affected the change or no and he wasn’t in the mood to get shot. 

In the end he kicked one off his horse, the blood he had given them and the long, week long hunt taking it’s tolls. Soon they were unconscious. He pulled them into a tiny shack for their change, taking their clothing before he left. Their camp packed into the horses’ packs for sale. He knew a place. Before he left he wrote a note and pinned it to the shack’s door. ‘welcome to the family’ He would have left them their clothes, but for that insult.

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  1. When the boar caught a lion, he roared: “Your flesh has not yet filled my mouth, but your squeals have deafened my ears!”
  2. I am born of Nana, I, the lion. You wolf circled around it, the lion just picks it up.

askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

Henry looked away sadly, his eyes dark as he stared at his book. “You’re wrong…” He said in a quiet voice, sighing and quickly smiling. “I mean… Well I hope you’re right.” He quickly caught himself in the contradiction, silently berating himself for it. How could he? He swallowed hard and looked out the window, the screams of decades passed loud in his ears even if they were just memory.

As the echoes filled Henry’s mind enough to begin to fill the carriage Adam crouch-stood, shifting to sit on the same side as Henry. It took him a moment to take Henry’s hand. 

"Such terrible memories. But you’ve survived. The things done to you and that you were forced to do, they are not not your fault."

Adam smiled at the idea. He’d share with Henry a memory of his own.

He recalled the memory of watching the pyramid under construction. Not slaves, but teams of men racing each other up and down the ramps with wooden sleds and pitchers of water. The work chant of ‘A-ya-uyp’, though he had forgotten what it meant. Kufu’s Drunkards had been the team he was rooting for. He had even placed a bet for them to ‘win’. He liked to sit on a hill during sunset to watch the monument rise into the sky every day a little higher. Until one sunset the capstone gleamed in the fading light.

And maybe he piggy-backed in the sentiment he had been stumbling over. He liked Henry too much to take advantage of him.

Henry was silent as he quickly reigned in his memories. “Sorry…” He muttered quietly, taking a slow breath only to smile softly. “What… What else have you lived through?” He asked quietly, leaning to rest against the other gently.

He wrapped an arm around Henry both to comfort and support him should there be any bumps in the road. 

"There is no need to apologise. You’ve done nothing wrong. What happened was not your fault. And I’ve seen so many things. The world rise and grow only to collapse and pick itself back up and rise again. Rome was not built in a day I assure you. It was built in layers. Every once in a while the whole thing is covered over and someone built atop the old. I can show you Greece and Rome if you’d like. The Persians and their Baghdad. Or Babylon.

"Not as they are now, but as they were. They say Troy was just a myth but I use to live there. Once day I’m going to find some young historian’s map and draw a big X on where I know Troy to be and even label it look here. I was there when the siege happened. I seem to have a knack for that actually. Being in places that end up under siege.”


askhenrysturges:

Henry looked away sadly, his eyes dark as he stared at his book. “You’re wrong…” He said in a quiet voice, sighing and quickly smiling. “I mean… Well I hope you’re right.” He quickly caught himself in the contradiction, silently berating himself for it. How could he? He swallowed hard and looked out the window, the screams of decades passed loud in his ears even if they were just memory.

As the echoes filled Henry’s mind enough to begin to fill the carriage Adam crouch-stood, shifting to sit on the same side as Henry. It took him a moment to take Henry’s hand. 

"Such terrible memories. But you’ve survived. The things done to you and that you were forced to do, they are not not your fault."

Adam smiled at the idea. He’d share with Henry a memory of his own.

He recalled the memory of watching the pyramid under construction. Not slaves, but teams of men racing each other up and down the ramps with wooden sleds and pitchers of water. The work chant of ‘A-ya-uyp’, though he had forgotten what it meant. Kufu’s Drunkards had been the team he was rooting for. He had even placed a bet for them to ‘win’. He liked to sit on a hill during sunset to watch the monument rise into the sky every day a little higher. Until one sunset the capstone gleamed in the fading light.

And maybe he piggy-backed in the sentiment he had been stumbling over. He liked Henry too much to take advantage of him.


askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

Henry was perfectly fine until it got quiet. He got a little fidgety, a little nervous. He played with his books and held them tight. What was he doing? Did he do something wrong? Why was it so quiet?? He walked with him to the house in silence, keeping oddly fidgety until the other spoke, and come time when Jack was around possibly even skittish. The vampire avoided Jack and Vadoma more than ever now and relaxed again once they were alone packing.

Adam didn’t mean to spook his young friend, he had only meant to enjoy the walk and company but couldn’t think of anything pleasant to talk about.

While Henry packed the things he wanted to take Adam spoke to Vadoma. While he and Henry were away, tending to matters on the mainland, would she pick up her spy network again.

He packed, a few sets of clothing and his log book, a traveling writing set and a few little things.. until Jack found him, looking rather rough. By the time their conversation had finished he had very nearly through his brother out the window. He could stalk the docks for the winter and help Vadoma with the networking. Hell, take over a shipping company just as long as something was done by the time spring came and if he killed an entire household again he was going back to the old world.

He sat across from Henry in the carriage, a hand at his temple until they were blocks away from the house.

"I should explain. What ever he said to you… I… he has a very cruel sense of humor."

Henry had taken to complete silence after Jack’s visit. Actually, unless you were actively thinking about him it was easy to forget he was there, his movements not even holding a sound to them. Once in the carriage, he sat with one of the books Adam had bought for him earlier that day, holding it to himself as he looked out the window at the passing scenery, the two urges both to scoot closer to Adam and to keep against the far wall fighting within him.

As Adam began speaking he listened and had to fight for what the best reaction would be. He didn’t want to upset the other. He looked to the other, not quite making eye contact, and offered a slight, calm, smile. “It’s okay.” He lied.

That odd smile appeared again. That Henry could Le to him was a good sign.

"I know you don’t like it when I say these things, but you do deserve to be happy. One day you will be. One day you won’t need me to look after you and you’ll go have your own adventures. It’s my hope that one day far off after you have gathered stories a plenty you might remember me and think to come back and tell me some of them.

"Until then, you don’t need to worry about me, I’m not going…. I can control myself. I am very fond of you, I admit as much. The last thing I ever want to do is scare you, or hurt you. You are important to me and I’ll not betray you like that."


askhenrysturges:

Henry was perfectly fine until it got quiet. He got a little fidgety, a little nervous. He played with his books and held them tight. What was he doing? Did he do something wrong? Why was it so quiet?? He walked with him to the house in silence, keeping oddly fidgety until the other spoke, and come time when Jack was around possibly even skittish. The vampire avoided Jack and Vadoma more than ever now and relaxed again once they were alone packing.

Adam didn’t mean to spook his young friend, he had only meant to enjoy the walk and company but couldn’t think of anything pleasant to talk about.

While Henry packed the things he wanted to take Adam spoke to Vadoma. While he and Henry were away, tending to matters on the mainland, would she pick up her spy network again.

He packed, a few sets of clothing and his log book, a traveling writing set and a few little things.. until Jack found him, looking rather rough. By the time their conversation had finished he had very nearly through his brother out the window. He could stalk the docks for the winter and help Vadoma with the networking. Hell, take over a shipping company just as long as something was done by the time spring came and if he killed an entire household again he was going back to the old world.

He sat across from Henry in the carriage, a hand at his temple until they were blocks away from the house.

"I should explain. What ever he said to you… I… he has a very cruel sense of humor."


redhairedtwin:

vampireadam:

Adam smiled and kissed her hand. 

"Not a problem at all. We are hardly so formal. I have simply spent too many evenings chasing away silly humans for their own good. Eden is a home for all of us, so feel free to explore."

A warm smile pulled at her lips as he pressed a kiss to her hand - she always loved that gesture and so few creatures did it in this modern age. When he released her hand and began speaking she cants her head to the side, her magnetic blue eyes running over his form and features, as if to study him. “Indeed, thirty some years ago I had to constantly chase mortals off my property. It became such a problem that I retreated to the forests of South America for a while.” 

Eyes sweep about them for a moment only to return back to him. “I am afraid I don’t know much about your land, good Sir. Will you grant me the honor of telling me about it?” 

"Of course. And forgive the oversight, my name is Adam.

"Construction began almost as soon as the Revolutionary war ended. My partner and I built her together and at her height Eden housed nearly two-hundred of our kind in comfort and safety. There were plans for a second wing, another two-hundred beds. 

"As is the usual case, the behaviour of the humans had grown so absurd I felt the need to intervene. My partner disagreed and we went our separate ways. I backed the Confederacy, he the Union. When I threatened to take over the entirety of the United States, my partner trained a hunter up from his teenage years well into adulthood.

"Though once the Civil War began in earnest, my partner and I spent more time saving each other than we actually fought. We found we had grown very fond of the other. Sadly, his Hunter was very clever and extraordinarily skilled. Mr. Lincoln not only won the war, he tricked my entire chain of intelligence, right up to my master spy. A rather clever woman who just happened to have been my sister.

"I nearly died in the resulting ambush and went into hiding until recently. Legends kept Eden safe for the most part, but I lost two thirds of my estate as towns and walmarts sprung up. My partner and I are now married and Eden has been restored. 

"Certain historians are allowed access. Eden spans an impressive portion of the nations history and her art and murals are frequent requests, along with the former slave-shacks and grounds. I’ve found that it’s quite beneficial. I donated a portion of the garden for the use of one of the universities for paleobotany. Plants I haven’t seen in two thousand years are now back. If you were fond of the old Judean Dates might I offer you one? A tree has been resurrected.

"But the public tours had to go. Now that we are housing vampires again, there were far too many close calls and disappearances. Not to mention the idiots who tried to break in claiming they were ghost hunters. Lets just say that they found something much better than a ghost."


redhairedtwin:

vampireadam:

Hello.
I would ask what you are doing near my home. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of confusion lately. Tours of Eden Plantation have been permanently halted and this is a private residence. Don’t feel too put out though. Now that you are here you might as well stay a-while.

redhairedtwin

The ancient turned to look at the male. “Forgive me.” She says softly bowing her head respectfully. “I tend to wander and your land is lovely. I suppose I got distracted.” At his invitation her lip quirks into a small smile. “Thank you. I am Maharet.” She extended her cold hand to him knowing well what he was.

Adam smiled and kissed her hand. 

"Not a problem at all. We are hardly so formal. I have simply spent too many evenings chasing away silly humans for their own good. Eden is a home for all of us, so feel free to explore."


bloodanddye:

Again, Emily cringed. “I can’t even imagine how much that hurt. When I’m really hungry or excited, I swear my fangs ache. Having them broken or smashed in—” she shuddered.
"It’s like all those bodies they’ve found. Supposed vampires with their teeth knocked out and a brick in their mouths." Emily frowned as she looked at him, a thought suddenly coming to her."Were— Were any of them really vampires? Did people actually do that to us?" she practically whispered.
She shook her head slightly. “Would you— Could you teach me to control it? O-or am I too young? Also, um… I-I wouldn’t mind getting a closer look at the glands and our fangs. I really want to know how it all works.”

"Oh, it did hurt for a bit, but their are worse pains out there and even if someone does clip or knock out your fangs they’ll grow back by sunset.’
He flicked back and forth slowly between two scans so she could compare the two.
"It’s more of a mind a mind over matter thing. If you asked me to draw on the scans how those little peanuts nodes work, I couldn’t."

bloodanddye:

Again, Emily cringed. “I can’t even imagine how much that hurt. When I’m really hungry or excited, I swear my fangs ache. Having them broken or smashed in—” she shuddered.

"It’s like all those bodies they’ve found. Supposed vampires with their teeth knocked out and a brick in their mouths." Emily frowned as she looked at him, a thought suddenly coming to her."Were— Were any of them really vampires? Did people actually do that to us?" she practically whispered.

She shook her head slightly. “Would you— Could you teach me to control it? O-or am I too young? Also, um… I-I wouldn’t mind getting a closer look at the glands and our fangs. I really want to know how it all works.”

"Oh, it did hurt for a bit, but their are worse pains out there and even if someone does clip or knock out your fangs they’ll grow back by sunset.’

He flicked back and forth slowly between two scans so she could compare the two.

"It’s more of a mind a mind over matter thing. If you asked me to draw on the scans how those little peanuts nodes work, I couldn’t."


askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

Henry gave a nod, excited more and more about the whole thing. “How soon can we leave?”

Adam looked to Henry with a smile. “About two hours after we get home if you’d like. There are plenty of traveling trunks in the attic.”

Henry smiled warmly with a nod. “Alright, then.” He looked up to the other with a smile.

Adam needed this break from his family almost as much as Henry did and was looking forward to the peace. Sneaking away would become regular for the pair sometimes with less notice than this. This would be fun. 

As they walked he debated topics to bring up he ended up staying mostly quiet with perhaps a comment here or there until they were home. He wanted to talk but there was little he could say out in the open like this. He could wait though. Right now it was a pleasant walk.


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Seriously. Are you serious right now. "The willingness and openness to discuss film technology and progression!" Yeah. Ok, if you really wanted to discuss something, that'd be great. If you had simply disagreed, that'd be great. I like to discuss things in a way that forces me to be open minded. But the FIRST impression that you made-- the very FIRST post you made in response-- includes the phrase, "it's ok! I was young and naive once, too." And you SERIOUSLY think that's respectable? Ok bye.

First off I admit, openly and willingly that I like the movie Willow. Try to find anyone else who will talk about it outside of their guilty pleasure pile. 

I love movies. I love talking about movies and movie technology. But that Original Post LITERALLY STATED THAT CGI IS BETTER THAN LIVE SHOTS. Maybe the pretty gifs got in the way for you, but go look at that post again. Their are words tucked in there.

For every tiger transforming into a woman there is a robocop with a jet pack. That’s not me being condescending. That’s me trying to warn you. CGI betrayed me. It will betray you as well.

CGI Is a tool. No more no less.
The quality of a movie DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF THE CGI. 

If you want to fill my inbox with these little rants about OH MY GOD YOU’RE SO MEAN FOR NOT INSTANTLY AGREEING WITH ME go right on ahead. I actually don’t care.

You obviously need to let off some steam so Vent away my bent little biscuit. I’m not going to judge you for what you say. 

Rant On!


askhenrysturges:

Henry gave a nod, excited more and more about the whole thing. “How soon can we leave?”

Adam looked to Henry with a smile. “About two hours after we get home if you’d like. There are plenty of traveling trunks in the attic.”


askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

Henry nodded quietly for a few moments, listening in silence as he thought that through. Adam’s siblings and him didn’t get along in the slightest and he really…really did want this to happen. “Yeah..,. I… They’re nice. Well bearable I mean—” he cut himself off, deciding not saying anything would be best for now.

"They’re a pain in the ass sometimes.’ Adam was smiling and even chuckled, giving Henry’s hand a gentle squeeze ’It’s okay. I know what they are like. His humor is more appropriate in the bars and taverns and she’s not happy unless there’s a war going on.

"So we’ll get away from them for a while. Winter on the mainland."

Henry gave a small nod, a small thrill of excitement running through him as he looked up to him briefly, only to look down again. “Where, exactly, are we going…?” He asked quietly. With Adam, he felt okay… Okay to actually do things like ask direct questions.

"It’s a little place inland about three or four days. It’s small, two bedrooms and a common room, but it has a stable and horses with acres of room to wander and roam. It was meant as an over night shelter for our kind traveling between the towns, but with the arrival of ships slowing for the winter, I don’t think it will be in much if any use.

To see the spark in Henry’s eyes and to know he had already relaxed enough to ask a question only let him know it was the right choice to make.

"Pack the books you would like to read, I don’t remember if there are any. But there is a town near by it so we can go out if we get the feeling."


askhenrysturges:

Henry nodded quietly for a few moments, listening in silence as he thought that through. Adam’s siblings and him didn’t get along in the slightest and he really…really did want this to happen. “Yeah..,. I… They’re nice. Well bearable I mean—” he cut himself off, deciding not saying anything would be best for now.

"They’re a pain in the ass sometimes.’ Adam was smiling and even chuckled, giving Henry’s hand a gentle squeeze ’It’s okay. I know what they are like. His humor is more appropriate in the bars and taverns and she’s not happy unless there’s a war going on.

"So we’ll get away from them for a while. Winter on the mainland."


askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

"Whichever." He nodded, honestly meaning it, a small smile as he released the books with one arm to gently reach out and wrap it around one of Adam’s arms, an act he had never dared before. His eyes remained planted firmly on the ground.

He couldn’t help but to smile as Henry took his arm, and gave his hand a gentle squeeze. “The long way home? That way we get a little of both?”

As they walked he thought. Henry was showing signs of improvement, but it was slow and his siblings were not helping.

"I’ve been thinking of going to the mainland for a while. Taking a break from sister and brother and I know you need a break from them to. Perhaps we could over-winter in the little house along the road just the two of us?"

Great fully accepting, Henry headed towards the longer or, as he preferred, scenic route. He looked up to his companion in surprised. “That sounds…. Very lovely.” He decided after a moment, smiling warmly. “I don’t believe we have had too much time just you and I, have we…?”

"No, we haven’t. I’d like to get to know you… I know you can work iron, I’m still very impressed with the gate, and you like Shakespeare, but that’s all. I know that first week was something very raw and I know how overbearing my adopted siblings are. I think some time on the mainland will do us some good.

Adam seemed to like to refer to Jack and Vadoma as his adopted siblings when they were alone. 

"We can make the preparations when we get home?"


[text] hey handsome

askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

askhenrysturges:

vampireadam:

[text] hey love.

[text] what are you up to?

[text] Right now?

[text] wondering when we’re going to go on another date.

Henry had to actually stop to think about that.

[text] yeah, when is it?

[text] You free?

[text] for you?

[text] always.

[text] Want to go to New Orleans for the week end?