Extraordinary Hunters- Key of Darkness
Chris 'Kit' Campbell's life is changed when he is rescued by strange allies: Hunter, Vampire Hunter, & Yami, Vampire.
With Half-Vampire powers to control, Kit must learn the value of family & friends to save his new friends & keep safe the Key of Darkness- a fabled Key able to control all things, but is hidden.
How far is he willing to go to rescue his friends? Hell & back!
Something sharp & cold was caressing along my neck. With a cold rush, I felt something slice my neck & my veins popped. I let out a gasp of agony as the blood was sucked out through my neck. My limbs began to freeze as the vampire sucked my life up like a milkshake. As I felt the last of my life vanishing, I heard the thunk of an arrow & the vampire released me with a howl of pain.
As I lay on the cold ground, a strong, angry male voice barked commands & shouted in triumph. A softer male voice echoed some soothing words of apologies as the world went black. Then, another sharp pain: the end all strike of deathâ€¦
I grimaced as I opened my eyes. Everything was blurry & different, not like a hospital though. I slowly sat up & looked around, trying to see clearer. Someone with blue hair was standing in the corner of the room, watching with a kind smile.
â€œWho are you?â€ I said, half-asleep.
â€œMy name is Yamiâ€ he grinned, strolling over. â€œSorry for the darkness of the room!â€
â€œHuh?â€ now I thought about it, it was rather dark. â€œWhyâ€™s that? Hang on, what happened?!â€
â€œUhâ€¦You were bitten by a vampire weâ€™ve been trackingâ€ Yami sat on the bed, looking at the window curtains. â€œHe was hungry & attacked you. I pleaded with Hunter to shoot him earlier, but he said he couldnâ€™t!â€
â€œSo, I was bitten by a vamp?â€ I pinched my skin, which was rather pale. â€œBut, Iâ€™m alive! So, that makes me aâ€¦â€
â€œYep, a vampireâ€ Yami smiled. â€œBut, just a half vampire so you can go out in the sun!â€
â€œBut, how am I a half?â€ I looked at him suspiciously. â€œI nearly died!â€
â€œWell, yesâ€ Yami walked to the window. â€œBut I undid some of the damage to make you a half!â€
Looking at Yami, I noticed how white he was, even in the dark. He couldnâ€™t be. â€œA vampire?â€
He nodded. â€œHunter said youâ€™d never make it, but I kept faith!â€
I swung my legs over the side & stood. Yami smiled & led me to a small kitchen & dining room. The table was strong polished pine with 5 matching chairs. He sat me down & began cooking some bacon & eggs. A tough man with a white stub beard watched me with burning hazel eyes.
â€œDonâ€™t be frightened of Hunterâ€ Yami laughed. â€œHe only hunts vampires!â€
â€œButâ€¦â€ I began eyes wide.
â€œI donâ€™t hunt ones like youâ€ Hunter said, gruffly. â€œIf I did, you & Yami wouldnâ€™t be here!â€
â€œI must be tiredâ€ Yami suddenly said, looking at me. â€œI forgot to ask your name?â€
â€œOh, itâ€™s Kit Campbellâ€ I smiled, hiding my real name.
â€œChristopher Campbellâ€ Yami smiled, putting a plate of eggs & bacon in front of me. â€œNice name!â€
I looked at him, stunned, for a moment, before eating. How did he know my real name? Hunter sat down on the opposite side of the table & ate his meal silently. I carefully watched him, thinking about what Yami had said about me being a half-vampire. I didnâ€™t feel any different, just a bit cold. Yami sat down, but didnâ€™t touch his meal, just looked at it.
â€œUh, are you okay?â€ I asked, tapping his shoulder.
â€œHmmâ€ he looked at me & smiled. â€œOh, yes! I like to look at it sometimes.â€
â€œWhy? We donâ€™t know!â€ Hunter replied, patting his stomach. â€œOnce again, Yami, youâ€™ve proven that you can cook!â€
He laughed & took our plates to the sink. Then, he took me outside. I quickly glanced at Yami sitting, staring, at the table. It was weird. Outside, the crisp morning stuck to everything & the light made me blink. It was rather weird, because it hurt a bit.
â€œItâ€™s just a side-affectâ€ Hunter said, flipping an apple. â€œHalf-vampires can live in the day!â€
â€œHow can you 2 be sure Iâ€™m a vampire at all?â€ I asked, eyeing him suspiciously.
â€œIâ€™ve hunted vampires for a long time!â€ he replied, biting the red apple. â€œIâ€™ve seen all different types!â€
â€œHowâ€™d you come across Yami?â€ I said, looking at a bird. â€œI mean, why didnâ€™t you kill him?â€
â€œI followed some stories & noticesâ€ he smiled, looking at me. â€œBut, when Iâ€™d gotten there, he was already placed in the dungeons & turned to a white drop!â€
â€œA state a vampire can enter if they wish to be resurrectedâ€ he shrugged. â€œI bet you noticed his fangs!â€
â€œWhy would I look?â€ I said, sarcastically.
â€œJust look next timeâ€ he shrugged, walking away. â€œAnd donâ€™t be shy asking him about it!â€
Man he was weird. I went back inside & saw Yami standing at the fridge, eating something. I coughed & he looked around, a guilty smile on his face. He had an open ice cream tub in his hands. Of all things weird, Yami took the cake for it.
â€œIce cream?â€ I asked, giving him a weird look. â€œWhy that?â€
â€œI like ice creamâ€ he said, eating some. He grinned. â€œItâ€™s cold!â€
I spotted the gap were his other fang once was. â€œHowâ€™d you lose that?â€
â€œWhat? My fang?â€ He put the ice cream back, smiling. â€œI tried to woo a lady & got it punched out! She was a lovely, but very fierce, lady!â€
â€œA girl punched your tooth out?â€ I nearly laughed, but I stopped, not wanting to hurt his feelings. â€œBut, I guess peasant girls were tough back then!â€
â€œOh, she wasnâ€™t a peasant, but a fine princessâ€ Yami said with a dreamy smile. â€œShe had me locked up for attacking her, but I didnâ€™t really, just kissed her hand!â€ I laughed & Yami grinned. â€œIâ€™m not a very good vampire either: I forgot to turn into mist & escape!â€
That made us laugh, wildly. Hunter came in & shook his head, smiling. As the day slowly passed, I thought about supernatural things like vamps & ghosts. I used to not believe in them, but Iâ€™m a half-vampire, so that oneâ€™s out. I asked Hunter if ghosts were real & he told me theyâ€™re real & very restless. I sat on my boulder, staring at a little blue bird hopping in the long grass. I suddenly felt hungry.
â€If youâ€™re hungry, Iâ€™d advise you to not eat that bird!â€ came a voice behind me.
I turned to face Yami. â€œIâ€™m not hungry, just looking!â€ I looked at his long black hooded cape. â€œWhy not?â€
â€œSheâ€™s a girl one yearâ€ he said, admiring the hopping bird. â€œA bluebird for the next. Iâ€™ve seen her once as a human, as beautiful as a blooming rose.â€
â€œHmmâ€ I sighed, looking at the bird. â€œI knew a girl that came to school for a year, then didnâ€™t, then she did the year after!â€
â€œYep, that was herâ€ he said, turning away. â€œShe likes guys that are weird!â€
â€œWhy would you say that?â€
â€œThought youâ€™d want to know, Kit!â€