In The Wind

Lot discovers a box of secrets. Read the first part of today's double bill here. London – 1844 Tessa wasn’t in her room at the brothel. I hadn’t expected her to be. I dug around through her wardrobe and drawers tipping clothes on the floor, rummaging through boxes of trinkets; faded tickets, flyers, bits of … Continue reading In The Wind

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Puzzle Pieces

A meeting with Freyja makes things clearer for Lot. London – 1844 ‘Still watching the ducks?’ I said and sat down beside Freyja on the bank of The Serpentine. ‘How else would you find me to say thank you?’ she asked. ‘What would I want to thank you for?’ ‘I got rid of your little … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces

The Nellyphant in the Room

Lot tries to think up a plan but gets interrupted by the pitter-patter of tiny feet. London – 1844 If Gale had been anyone else I would have chased her down, but I couldn’t catch her if I didn’t have a plan to stop her draining energy. Getting drained of all our energy wasn’t the … Continue reading The Nellyphant in the Room

Safe Place

Lot, Bran, and Josef discover toddlers have no consideration for strategy meetings. Read the first part of today's double bill here. London – 1844 What we wanted when we got home was a strategy meeting. What we got was Bran walking around the library reading area rocking a crying Edward against his shoulder with vomit … Continue reading Safe Place

Taking a Gamble

Lot and Josef track down Gale in their search for answers. London - 1844 ‘Is this how people do courting these days?’ Josef asked, leaning against the bar. ‘I have absolutely no idea,’ I replied. We were in another gambling den following Gale, who was on a winning streak. It was hot, crowded, and loud, … Continue reading Taking a Gamble

Night Hauntings

WARNING: Some sexual content. Lot soothes fears and Josef voices a suspicion. London – 1844 I climbed through the bedroom window and sat on the ledge. Bran was lying on his front with the sheets twisted and thrown off and his nightshirt had ridden up his legs just short of his rear. He wasn’t asleep, … Continue reading Night Hauntings

Making Assumptions

Elizabeth discovers she may have miscalculated. London – 1844 ‘Come to threaten me?’ Elizabeth sat up and leaned against the headboard of her bed. ‘And you have a flare for the dramatic.’ I was sitting in an armchair by the open window with my ankle resting against my knee. ‘Seems we both miscalculated.’ She sighed. … Continue reading Making Assumptions

Home Truths

Lot and Millie have a heart-to-heart and come to an understanding. London – 1844 ‘I’m in trouble, aren’t I?’ Millie said when I opened her bedroom door. She was sitting up in bed with her bandaged hand resting on top of the covers and a cup of cocoa on her bedside cabinet. ‘Yes and no.’ … Continue reading Home Truths

Blood and Trust

WARNING: Sexual content and bondage. Lot faces consequences and makes a decision. London – 1844 I fell through the bedroom window covered in blood and hungry and staggered to my feet. Bran burst through the door and caught me round the waist before I could tumble into the hallway. ‘Millie’s safe,’ he whispered. ‘Josef is … Continue reading Blood and Trust

Den of Thieves

WARNING: Contains violence and sexual references Lot and Josef's night out doesn't go as planned. London – 1844 ‘This is a little further down market than I would choose,’ Josef said close to my ear, without my vampire hearing I would’ve lost the words above the people and out of tune piano. He tapped the … Continue reading Den of Thieves