Until We Meet Again
This is a Fanfic story I wrote in 2009 for the Blood Ties TV Show. When Lifetime canceled the show the fans were left disappointed, so I decided to get closure by writing a different, more suitable ending. My story picks up from the last episode that aired, Deep Dark. Warning! Mature content towards the end of the story 😉
The moment that door closed she felt her heart break into pieces.Â So be itâ€¦that was all he had to sayâ€¦it was all or nothing, he would not compromise. She was a proud woman, she would not begâ€¦if he wanted to leave she would not stand in his way. Moreover, she had damn good reasons to stay in Toronto. She would not leave Mike when he was down, especially since she felt guilty for the whole situation. It was her who had dragged Mike into this, she had to help him out.
Itâ€™s been a long dayâ€¦hell, itâ€™s been a long week. Vicky was drained. She rubbed her eyes took a deep breath and opened the doors from Henryâ€™s bedroom. Vicky saw Henry at his work table staring at his drawings. She made a step in his direction, then hesitated as she saw the cold look he gave her.
â€˜Henryâ€¦when are you leaving?â€™â€¦she asked, her voice not as strong or as steady as she hoped.
â€˜By the end of the weekâ€¦if everything goes wellâ€™â€¦he spoke in an even voice,
â€˜Will I ever see you again?â€™â€¦Vicky asked not sure she wanted to hear the answer.
â€˜I donâ€™t see the point. Thereâ€™s nothing more to be said.â€™ He added without being resentful, matter-of-factly.
â€˜Thenâ€¦ this is goodbye, I supposeâ€™â€¦she sighed. Vicky didnâ€™t want to end it like this. She felt rage building inside her. She wanted to slap him, yell at himâ€¦how could he leave her like this?! But Vicky Nelson was nothing if not proud. She would not let him, or anyone else for that matter, see that she was hurt. She would allow herself a nervous breakdown later, in the privacy of her office. But for now, she would fake a smile and be civil.
â€˜Henry, it was nice to have you in my life for a whileâ€¦as a friend and as a partner. We managed to save the world a few times, didnâ€™t we? Well, I wish you well!â€™â€¦with that she turned on her heels and headed towards the door feeling she could no longer keep the tears at bay.
Henry didnâ€™t say anything. He was shocked by how composed sheâ€™d been, how easily sheâ€™d said goodbye to him. Did he mean so little to her? This was definitely not the reaction heâ€™d expected from Vicky. If he knew her well, and he thought he did, Vicky was far more likely to be enraged. He thought sheâ€™d yell at him, maybe slap him, but he also half expected that sheâ€™d tell him sheâ€™d come with him. She never ceased to surprise him. And his long life experience left very little room for surprises.
For the first time in a very long time, Henry didnâ€™t know what to do or say. He was exhausted and hungry among other thingsâ€¦he had to feed. There were few hours till dawn, so he had to hurry.
Vicky finally made it to her office. The moment she felt overwhelmed by her emotions she sunk into the couch and opened a bottle of scotch. She filled a glass and drank it in no time. Then she filled another one and took small sips, savoring the taste. She didnâ€™t want to drink herself to sleepâ€¦ only to get numb enough not to care about her world falling apart.
Henry was angry, confusedâ€¦and hurt. He couldnâ€™t feed in this state of mind, he feared heâ€™d drain his victim if he did. He didnâ€™t know what to do, where to goâ€¦he strolled absent-minded on the streets of Toronto. Before he even noticed he was standing in front of her door. He had to see her. Heâ€™d warned her he was not to be taken lightly. But she took him for granted and pushed him too far. He only hoped heâ€™d control himself well enough not to harm herâ€¦much. Ever the gentlemanâ€¦
He entered in his vampire speed an was in front of Vicky before she knew it.
â€˜You should have knocked.â€™â€¦she stated coldly not raising her eyes from her glass. She was startled by his sudden appearance but didnâ€™t show it.
â€˜You should have locked the door.â€™
â€˜My house, my rulesâ€¦I can keep it wide open if I like itâ€™â€¦her voice was slightly shakyâ€¦
Henry glanced at the scotch bottle on the table and then asked:
â€˜How much did you drink?â€™
â€˜Obviously not enough! Now tell why you came here or fuck off!â€™ She finally raised her eyes to meet his gaze, demanding an answer.
â€˜Now thatâ€™s more like youâ€™ he said and flashed a grin.
â€˜When you left my condo you behaved veryâ€¦unlike you. So I was concernedâ€¦â€™ he sighed and added â€˜and disappointed that you would leave me so easilyâ€™
â€˜Well, what did you expect me to do?â€¦ beg?â€™ Henry remained silent
â€˜Well, you should have known better.â€™ She shook her head â€˜Vicky Nelson doesnâ€™t begâ€™. The thought that he expected her to beg him to stay enraged her.
â€˜Henryâ€¦â€™ she hesitated trying to compose herself. â€˜Donâ€™t let the door hit on your way out!â€™ â€¦ He vanished before she finished the sentence.
â€˜Boy, do you know how to make an exit!â€™ She then poured herself another glass of scotchâ€¦
â€˜They all leave eventuallyâ€¦ fathers, men, vampires. Theyâ€™re all the sameâ€™ she paused then she snorted â€˜who needs you anyway?!â€™
Henry arrived at his condo still hungryâ€¦ and hurt. He knew well how she felt. If only she hadnâ€™t been so strong-headed if she gave in to her passion. But no, Victoria Nelson wasnâ€™t the one to give in. The dawn was close, he could feel it. He closed the blinds and then went to bedâ€¦ angry, hurt and hungry.
Vicky fell asleep on the couch with a half-empty glass in her hand and tears in her eyes. She knew what she felt for Henry, but tried to bury those feelings deep inside her. There was no point in exploring them, they had no futureâ€¦ and he was leaving. She had to forget himâ€¦or so she thought.
The moment she woke up she regretted it. She had a terrible hangover. She glanced over at the clock. It was 4 oâ€™clock in the afternoon. She couldnâ€™t believe sheâ€™d slept so late. She took a shower, brushed her teeth, took an aspirin to ease the headache and went out for coffee.
Fresh air made her feel a little better, but she still felt a little dizzy. She hoped the coffee would help wear off the hangover. She entered the coffee shop and fumbled with her wallet to find some change.
â€˜I guess itâ€™s true thenâ€¦ Thereâ€™s no life before coffeeâ€¦â€™ the bartender said in a soft voice.
â€˜I look that bad, huh?â€™ Vicky said catching the manâ€™s gaze.
â€˜No offense, you just look like youâ€™ve been through a lot lately. I suppose we all have demons to fight, right?â€™
â€˜No offense takenâ€¦and youâ€™re right about the demonsâ€™ she nodded and took the coffee. â€˜You just have no idea how right you are about those demonsâ€¦â€™ Vicky added to herself.
Vicky drank her coffee and returned to her office. She thought sheâ€™d go through her files, keep herself busy, and try not to think about Henry. She soon realized it was easier said than done. While rearranging the files she came across something she had forgotten she even had. In a drawer, she found the Iluminacion del Sol. Sheâ€™d kept it all this timeâ€¦She knew whyâ€¦She trusted Henry with her life, but never forgot what he was. Sheâ€™d remember him that terrible night, tortured, chainedâ€¦hungry, viciousâ€¦and the wild look he gave her. Heâ€™d lost control that night. She was nothing but prey to him â€¦and he almost killed Mike. Thatâ€™s why she kept it all this time if something ever happened and Henry would lose control sheâ€™d use it to save her life.
But Henry was leaving now so she was in no danger. She didnâ€™t want to throw it away either. She knew it was a weapon, not a toy. So she decided it was best to give it to Henry. Heâ€™d know what to do with it.
Her heart pounded at the thought of seeing Henry. She wished sheâ€™d be stronger and in better control of her emotions.
Vicky put the Iluminacion del Sol in her pocket and left her office. She hailed a cab and went to Henryâ€™s condo. The sun was setting. Henry would be up soon.
As the sun had set Henry took his first breath for the night. As the events from the previous night came to his memory Henry growled with frustration. No other woman has ever tormented him that way. Not even Christina. He decided not to see her again. He still cared about her and knew that if he saw her he might hurt her. His vampire side would seek retribution for all the pain sheâ€™s caused.
Henry dressed and headed for the door. It had been too long since his last feeding. He feared that if he didnâ€™t feed soon enough he might hurt or even kill someone.
The moment he opened the door to leave he saw Vicky standing there, her fist up, ready to knock.
â€˜Hmpfâ€¦show off!â€™ she snorted.
â€˜I did not know you were here, Victoria. I was leaving.â€™ He stated never leaving her gaze.
â€˜Whatâ€™s the rush?â€™ Vicky tried to sound casual as if nothing happened.
â€˜I donâ€™t have time to explainâ€¦ nor do I owe you an explanation. Now, what is it that you want from me?â€™
â€˜What makes you so sure I want something?â€™
â€˜You always do, Victoria. Now, donâ€™t waste my timeâ€¦â€™
â€˜Fine, if thatâ€™s how you wanna playâ€¦May I at least come in?â€™
Henry moved out of the way and gestured her to come in.
â€˜If you must.â€™ He added in a neutral voice. He was being cold with her and he knew it, but she deserved it.
Vicky entered and he closed the door behind him.
â€˜Iâ€™m waiting.â€™ he said seeing her shifting uncomfortably from one foot to another. She didnâ€™t know how to bring up the Iluminacion del Sol. She didnâ€™t want to upset him furthermore. But hell, he was going to leave anyway so why should she care?!
â€˜My patience is wearing off, Vickyâ€™ in an instant he was right in front of her.
â€˜I came here because of thisâ€™ Vicky took the hand out of her pocket and produced the small weapon.
In the blink of an eye, Henry had her pinned against the wall. A hand clamped around her throat and the other grasped the wrist of her hand stopping her from using the weapon.
â€˜You should know you can not sneak on a vampireâ€™ he spat at her â€˜Youâ€¦ of all peopleâ€¦I trusted you with my life!â€™
Vicky saw the hurt in his eyes.
â€˜Henry, noâ€¦you got it all wrongâ€™ Vicky struggled to speak while Henry held her still.
â€˜Explain, Victoria.â€™ He loosened up his grip on her thought so she could speak.
â€˜I came to bring you this, not to harm you. I didnâ€™t know what to do with it, so I thought you should have it.â€™
â€˜Why should I believe you? You could have given it to me months ago, right after you saved me, why did you wait so long?â€™
â€˜Let go of me, Henry and then we talkâ€™
â€˜Noâ€™ he growled. His eye went black and fangs popped out.
â€˜Come on Henry, you know Iâ€™m not scared of you.â€™
â€˜You should be. I once told you that if I sense I cannot trust you I can end you before you do me any harm. Right now I donâ€™t trust you.â€™
â€˜But I trust you, Henry. You will not harm me. I know it.â€™ She tried to sound confident but her heart was racing. Henry noticed the change in her heart rate and now he could smell her fear. Good. She should be afraid. She shouldnâ€™t have played with fire.
Vicky tried to catch his gaze but he wouldnâ€™t raise his eyes from her neck. It was then when she realized that there was more than anger he heldâ€¦it was the hunger.
â€˜Henry, when did you last feed?â€™
He didnâ€™t answer. He was trying really hard to compose himself, to control his actions.
â€˜Henry, look at meâ€¦â€™
He didnâ€™t move. She could feel how tense he was, how hard he was trying to control himselfâ€¦ he didnâ€™t want to hurt her. He still cared about her.
â€˜Henry, feed â€¦weâ€™ll talk laterâ€™ and offered him her neck.
That broke his resolve. He held her still, pinned against the wall, and sunk his fangs into her flesh sucking like a hungry baby. Vicky felt her heart pounding in her chest. Henryâ€™s feeding was so intimate. She felt a warm wave in her womb. She tried to control herself, but she soon lost the battle and Henry could smell her arousal. That only fueled his own. His hands were all over her body stroking her soft flesh. He pressed harder into her so that she could feel his own arousalâ€¦and she gasped in response.
â€˜Henry â€¦we shouldnâ€™tâ€¦pleaseâ€¦stop.â€™ Her voice was strained, her plea was weak.
Henry cupped her breast and lightly pinched her nipple. She felt warm and wet between her legs. She didnâ€™t want him to stop. She moaned as his hand strayed on her stomach and reachedâ€¦south. His fingers wandered into her panties and found her wet, hot and ready. His fingers caressed her slick folds and gently entered her. She was slick and tight. Vicky was moaning and panting under his ministrations. She wanted him just as badly, thereâ€™s no denying.
Henry stopped sucking on her neck and looked at her. Her face was flushed, her eyes closed and she was panting. He must have done something right, he said to himself.
In the split of a second, they were both nakedâ€¦their clothes lying shredded on the floor. Feeling the cool air suddenly on her skin made her gasp in surprise. When she opened her eyes they were both naked, his eyes roaming all over her body hungrily.
This turned her on even more.
â€˜Vickyâ€¦I donâ€™t want to hurt you, but Iâ€™ve been waiting for this moment for so long. I need you so bad. I wonâ€™t be gentleâ€¦â€™
Vicky licked her lips and just nodded.
With vampire speed, he raised her and entered her in one long motion. She cried outâ€¦not so much in pain as with the shock of it. She put her legs around his waist crossing her ankles. He was relentless and she met him stroke for stroke. He felt her walls tightening around his shaft and started to pound harder, deeper into her until they both came.
He took her in his arms and put her in his bed. They made love again but this time it was sweet and gentle, there was no more hurry.
There were a couple more hours till dawn.
â€˜Henry, what happens now?â€™
â€˜I finish packing and move to Vancouver. Youâ€¦do as you wish. I canâ€™t make a decision for youâ€™
â€˜Soâ€¦I canâ€™t change your mindâ€¦â€™
â€˜Noâ€¦itâ€™s not safe for me here anymore. But you can still come with me. The invitation remains open.â€™
â€˜I canâ€™tâ€¦I already told you why.â€™
â€˜I knowâ€¦because of detective Celluci.â€™
â€˜So this is really goodbye?â€™
â€˜Yesâ€¦ At least until we meet again.â€™
â€˜Weâ€™ll we meet again?â€™
â€˜As I told you once when you live long enoughâ€¦everything comes around again.â€™
â€˜But youâ€™re immortalâ€¦and Iâ€™m notâ€¦I might just not live long enoughâ€™
â€˜If you want to live longer, perhaps you should consider changing your job. Or at least give up night stakeouts.â€™
They both laughed. She felt better. She knew that even if sheâ€™ll never see him again, which pained her, at least sheâ€™d have no regrets.
Vicky stood up and started to dress.
â€˜I should goâ€¦it will be morning soonâ€™ she said in a sad tone.
â€˜I knowâ€¦Vicky, I understand why you wonâ€™t leave with me nowâ€¦you still have someâ€¦ loose ends here in Toronto. But once youâ€™re done, will you come to find me?â€™ he asked herâ€¦hope flooding his eyes.
Vicky licked her lipsâ€¦there was still a future for themâ€¦just maybe.
â€˜Well, Iâ€™m a PI. Thatâ€™s what I do for a living. I find people!â€™ She winked at him and added â€˜Just make sure you leave enough clues for me to findâ€™.
He flashed her his trademark grin and added.
â€˜Iâ€™ll make sure you canâ€™t miss meâ€™
â€˜I miss you alreadyâ€™ then she sighed and left his bedroomâ€¦btn not his life.