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Queen of Twilight chapter 4Chapter Four • Immolation
Elsabett's heart raced. "I—I am??" The other brides squealed delightedly. The Moonwitch spun to face them and folded her arms beneath her breasts.
"I know what you are thinking. She will not bear a child like the babes you have borne. You three are true vampires, and as such can give birth only to undead children. This woman carries a dhampir, who will be born alive." The three vampresses stared at her in shocked silence.
"But how can you be certain that it is—" Verona began, but Elsabett cut her off.
"I am certain," she said quietly. "I was a virgin. Vladislaus is the only man I have ever been with." The vampire mentioned suddenly burst out in triumphant laughter and engulfed Elsabett in a passionate hug. The elder brides slowly recovered from their surprise and descended on the happy pair, adding to the group hug. The Moonwitch sighed.
"I suppose it's best I be off then. But I shall return to examine her regularly. I've midwife
Queen of Twilight chapter 3Chapter Three • First Blood
The next week passed swiftly, occupied by Elsabett's exploration of the massive castle as well as her training and outfitting by her new family. Vlad was surprised to find how well she could handle a sword, and was even more impressed when she produced a handful of throwing knives and demonstrated her well-practised aim. Revelations seemed to come more often but were usually incomprehensible, slipping away from her consciousness like water between her fingers, and were sometimes accompanied by a sickness-like malaise.
'I can't be ill,' she thought, pressing her hands to her aching stomach, 'because I'm a vampire now. Vampires don't become ill. It must be homesickness. I do miss Mutti and my little brothers and sisters…but I can't visit them. Not yet, anyway.'
"When was it you last fed?" Marishka asked, quietly entering the room. "Vampires do not need to eat as often as humans do, but you should go hunting at least once a week
Queen of Twilight chapter 2Chapter Two • Reception
"Aleera, Marishka, Verona!" Vlad called as he and Elsabett landed on the rough-hewn balcony of a black spire sticking into the sky. "Come and meet your new sister!"
Shrieks of mixed joy and shock echoed from the depths of the tower as Vlad took Elsabett by the hand and led her down narrow spiral stairs. In a tiny yet lavish hall, she was greeted by the sight of three pale and slender women, one blonde, one red-haired, and one with hair as black as midnight. They rushed toward her in a cluster and scooped her up in a cold yet bizarrely affectionate vampire group-hug.
"Oh my lord, what is the occasion?" the redhead asked delightedly.
"You have not taken a bride in over a century," the one with dark hair said. "Why now?"
"Apparently, it was meant to happen," he said quietly, seeming particularly satisfied with himself for some reason. "Elsabett, allow me to introduce my other brides. Aleera the Bright, Marishka the Evenhanded, and Verona the Shadow. Thi
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