Yes, I’m sorry it’s been a while… RL has been crazy recently… with everything from a new man in my life (yay me!), to having serious thoughts about starting my own business (also, yay me!)…
I haven’t forgotten my stories, and don’t plan to forever leave them hanging, but these things have to take priority right now for me…
Anyway, in the meantime I have a piece donated to the Fandom 4 Autism fundraiser… a first part of something new.
If you want to read it in full then you’ll need to go and donate at the Fandom site by September 1st to receive a PDF copy of all the donated stories. The full piece will not be posted here or anywhere else until after November 1st.
“Miss Isabella,” Klaus Mikaelson spoke smoothly, once he was certain the young shifter had backed down, “It pleases me to introduce you to my younger brother, Kol Mikaelson.”
Bella blinked in surprise. She hadn’t expected Klaus to be quite so polite, not to her, and especially not to completely ignore the elders in her favour. She didn’t comment aloud however, instead she simply murmured a polite greeting, her voice feeling like it was catching in her throat.
He stepped to the side slightly, and immediately Bella found herself once again entranced by the handsome man on horseback in front of her.
It felt like something was pulling her toward him, and she slowly moved forward before she could second guess her actions. She came to a halt at the bottom wooden step though, unsure about crossing the stony ground in her bare feet.
Understanding her issue, Kol carefully guided his horse nearer; close enough that she could easily reach out and brush her fingers down the animal’s flank from where she stood.
She looked up at him wide eyed, feeling ridiculously small compared to him as he towered over her.
He was even more handsome close up, and for a moment Bella couldn’t help thinking that maybe being married to this man – vampire might not be so bad. It would at least be a nice view for the rest of her probably very short life.
A faint smirk twitched at Kol’s lips at her slightly glazed over eyes, before he inhaled deliberately, his own eyes closing. He opened them just a moment later and gazed down at her in a way that made Bella shiver with something that she couldn’t put into words.
Time seemed to stretch on as they stared at each other, until the moment was broken by someone coughing. Kol’s eyes flicked in the direction of the noise briefly, his brow furrowing in slight irritation.
He looked over Bella once more, that faint smirk back on his features, before he clicked his tongue at his horse, turning and leaving at a fast pace without having said a single word.
Klaus smirked, amused by something only he seemed to understand, and for a moment Bella could see the resemblance between him and his brother.
“What’s going on?” Billy Black called out, “Is it agreed? Did he even like her?”
“Great,” Bella mumbled under her breath, feeling a little stung and humiliated by what had just occurred “I’ll just pretend I’m not here while you all discuss whether the guy who couldn’t wait to ride off wants me or not.”
Klaus smirked wider, definitely sounding amused as he spoke. “If he didn’t like her, then you would know. Now… let’s get down to business shall we?”
That’s all for now darlings