My teaser this week is from Electric Candle.
It was getting late. Blair was tired of sitting, and he needed to see Forge. The ache he felt being away from the man for too long was going from a little niggling reminder to something far more annoying. He shut everything down, put the journals in a plastic tub Lucas had bought to store them in, and went up the stairs.
He heard Simon and Ben talking with Boggs in the living room, so he moved quietly to the main staircase and made his way up to the landing off Forge’s floor.
The door opened before Blair could knock. “That’s not creepy.”
Forge smiled and shrugged. “I heard you coming up the steps.”
“Can I ask you something?”
“Sure,” Forge said. He motioned Blair inside and gently shut the door. “Shoot.”
“A few things, actually. I wanted to ask about a few…before, I need to know about before….”
Blair decided the direct approach was the best course of action. “Before you were a vampire.”
Forge opened his mouth, but Blair moved fast. He hooked one arm around Forge’s neck and pressed his body against Forge, his lips to Forge’s lips. Taking advantage of the fact Forge was trying to talk, Blair shoved his tongue into Forge’s mouth, wound his other arm around Forge’s waist, and ground his pelvis against him.
Blair could feel how surprised Forge was at first, but certainly pleasantly so, and he responded to Blair’s kiss almost immediately. Forge’s hands moved up, coming to rest on Blair’s face before he fisted Blair’s hair.
Blair saw a woman and a little baby. He knew the baby was a girl and not Forge’s. He, or rather Forge, kissed the woman’s cheek, squeezed her hand, and spoke a kind good-bye. She wore a wedding band. Forge had married her, but Blair felt no lust from him for her, merely affection.
Blair watched the scene from Forge’s eyes as he left the small house, joined other men carrying muskets, and walked with them into some unknown event.
No, Blair reminded himself, the event was known; the destiny that would arise from that event was not. Blair broke the kiss, gasping for breath, and took a step back. “Who… you were married?”
“Yes,” Forge said and nodded. “A long, long time ago.”
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