"I am the grammarian about whom your mother warned you."
Here is the first page from my current, all-consuming WIP. If you enjoy this, you might also like to read a character interview I did with the main character, Andrej, here. Thanks for reading!
Brown eyes. Damn. He preferred blue. Oh well, next time, he thought. Three hundred years, and he still preferred blue eyes. Well, some things you can’t change. Andrej lit a cigarette and took a deep drag on it. The girl had sidled up to the bar where he sat, and stood there waiting for him to acknowledge her. If she only knew why she was attracted to him, he thought, smiling inwardly. He pretended not to notice her, and took another drag on the cigarette. He could see the other men at the bar were nearly salivating at the sight of the voluptuous brunette. She didn’t say anything as she stood there looking at him, waiting. He blew out the smoke above her head and looked at her casually. That was the only fun part of it for him anymore, seeing how long he could drag out the seduction, anticipation building in him for that final moment when he’d sink his teeth into that soft skin, and feel the warm rush of life filling his mouth. He had gotten so good at prolonging this form of foreplay he had once stretched it out for a week. He wasn’t willing to wait a week this time; he was hungry. He paid his bar tab and slid off the stool, taking the girl’s hand and headed out, back to his apartment.
The next morning as the girl was leaving, she remembered it only as a night of passionate, exhausting sex. It wouldn’t do to have them walking around making reports of blood-sucking fiends. Other vampires hadn’t understood this and their cavalier attitudes had gotten them killed off over the years. There were so few left now, maybe a hundred or so, scattered over the world. Forensics in the twenty-third century had come a long way, and even with his abilities to obscure his tracks, if someone really wanted to connect the dots they could connect them all the way back to him. Sometimes he really missed the old days when investigations could be botched by incompetent detectives.