NCJM56 "A Lost Child, Found"
Past/Memory chapters in BOLD ITALIC; Past/Memory chapters in BOLD ITALIC; P.O.V - REGULAR ITALIC]
Jun Myeon came to a stop on the edge of an island in the middle of the Pacific. The night air was warm and tropical, his still frozen joints were starting to warm up and melt. He swung his arms around, squatted a few times, rolled his neck making it crack, trying to the cold out of his joints.
He walked along the beach under the full moon light. He could see off in the distance, there was a party going on. That was good, he thought, maybe he can blend in, find that one person who's a little too intoxicated to realize that they are taking a night troll with a vampire, too intoxicated to realize he's drinking from them… Or, he could just fly down and snatch one up and take them high up and drink them dry. Because at this point, his thirst was insansible. He hasn't drank blood in, how long did D say, its been five years.
He approached quietly, in a friendly manner. People were laughing and having a good time and sure enough, there were at least a couple people more intoxicated than the rest. One man, one woman, a married couple, drinking, they were starting to get on each others nerves, Jun Myeon watched as their mood escalated to the point where one staggered off into dark. He got up and followed.
He followed until he saw the man lose his balance and stagger into the tree line. He quickly followed. The man laughed at him, sitting on the ground, covered in sand. Jun Myeon said nothing standing over him, an easy catch.
He picked the man up, who blinked and before he could say anything, Jun Myeon sunk his teeth into him, covering his mouth with his hand to keep him from screaming too loud.
Jun Myeon's eyes rolled up with pleasure. The taste of blood squirting into his mouth, and flowing down his throat was the most heavenly thing ever. It tasted so good, he didn't mind the taste of alcohol, he felt his body perk up. When he felt the man's life draining, he dropped him. He stretched his hands to the sky, he couldn't believe how unbelievably good he felt. He wanted more, every part of ached for more... and just his luck, he heard the man's wife calling to him.
Jun Myeon stepped out of the dark trees, right behind the lady. She stumbled a little, calling her husband's name in that tone that says 'I know you're here, where the fuck are you'. Jun Myeon followed her closely, the scent of her perfume and alcohol mixed was sour and old. He drew so close to her that she felt his breath in her neck, she whirled around, her drunken eyes widen with surprise and shock.
"You son of a bitch, who the fuck are you?!" She said tumbling backwards before landing on her bottom. She gazed up Jun Myeon, frustrated at the fall and his sudden appearance.
"I'm sorry… Were you looking for someone?" He asked. He stopped and looked down at her, his hands clasped behind his back. He didn't want to seem like he was going to pounce on her.
At this point, she could scream and people would come running. He looked around, he could see the bon fire blazing high down the beach, he didn't realize how far he was from there. He calculated, that no one would have heard her scream at this distance. He looked back down at her and smiled.
"Yes." She huffed getting up off the sand. "I'm looking for an asshole about this tall, fat fucker…"
Jun Myeon pointed into the tree, "I saw man back there, passed out while he was taking a leak. Maybe that's him. Although, he wasn't a fat fucker." He smiled even more.
She narrowed her drunk eyes at him and marched past him into the trees. He followed her.
"Where are you?" She called, stumbling from time to time, "dammit, damn You! You always ruin everything!" She stopped and looked back but didn't see that guy she had spoken to, he was gone, 'useless men' she mumbled, she thought he would've helped her since he was the one that saw her husband last. 'my husband is just the same' she mumbled again. Her head was starting to clear a bit, and she realized she was lost. It was quiet as she tried to listen for sounds. She couldn't even hear the ocean anymore. He heard a branches breaking behind her, "hello…"
She swallowed the saliva in her mouth that was tinted with alcohol still, her throat went dry, all she could hear was her own heart beating.
"hello….is someone there?" She said quietly. She screamed when she saw something step out from behind a tree. It was a small being as high as her hip. It nearly scared her to death until she realized that it was a little girl. "Oh my God! You scared me! What are you doing out here?!" She screeched.
The little girls face looked frightened.
The woman apologized, and kneeled down, offering her hand to come closer, "I'm sorry little one, you just scared me, I didn't mean to yell at you. Are you, out here by yourself?"
The little girl nodded, she rubbed her one eye cutely, and seemed to sob a little, "I'm looking for my dad… "
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