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OOC, Violence, Sexual Assault, Anal, Slash, blood play, vampire pregnancy, Severe AU, Dark, language, weapons usage, under age, Character Death, Non-Con, Het, Murder, Language, sex slavery, fantasy, supernatural AN:
Bev inspired this series by creating the wonderful world of Sylum, the clan structure is similar to Sylum, but you will see major differences in the two series. The most noticeable of this is that the supernatural exists beyond a few cursed individuals and vampires. This series is ongoing we have six parts finished and are still working on it. Please if you do not want to read an extremely dark series or see some characters both vilified and saved then please read no further. Disclaimer:
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and email@example.com Chapter 1 ~McLean, Virginia: AJ and Sarah’s House~
“Isis, what’s wrong?” inquired AJ when he walked into the room.
Sarah looked up at him “Tomorrow’s Clay’s birthday…” she whispered “and I know that I should be thinking about the party we’ve planned but I can’t help thinking about the twins, Kate and Sara. Caitlyn’s had such a beautiful life. What would Sara have been like if she had survived? Why can’t I forget her, why can’t I let the past go?”
AJ sighed. “We’ll never forget Sara; she was a part of Kate and us.” he whispered gently holding Sarah as she cried and thought about the day that the twins had been born. ~Cairo: July 16, 723 AD~
The midwife hurried into the room “My Lord, you have a daughter; you may come up and see her now.”
AJ turned to his boys, Clay and Horatio, and said, “You have a sister…” then turned and headed up to see Sarah and his daughter. The first thing that AJ noticed when he entered the room was that Isis was crying uncontrollably.
“Sarah, what’s wrong?” he asked concerned.
Sarah looked up at him in tears. “Why won’t they let me see her; she may not have survived but I have the right to prepare her way into the next world.”
AJ looked at her confused what she was saying didn’t make sense. “Isis, what do you mean? I was told that I had a daughter.”
Sarah looked at him quietly and then realized that they hadn’t told him that she had had twins or that one of his daughters hadn’t survived. “AJ, I gave birth to twins, both girls, one of our daughters survived but they took the other away telling me that she hadn’t survived. They won’t let me see her!”
AJ sighed. “She’ll always be with us through her sister; however we can never tell her she is a twin. We shall name her Caitlyn. Would you like to name her sister?” he asked hesitantly. ~Present Day~
Slowly coming back to the present AJ looked at Sarah and commented. “I still remember your response after I had named Kate and asked if you wanted to name our other daughter. You said…”
Sarah smiled and interrupted. “I said ‘Please let me, her name shall be Sara and may the Goddess Isis receive her soul and protect her on her journey.’ I have never regretted naming her or blessing her passage. However there have been times when I’ve looked at our children and their sons and daughters and wondered what Sara might’ve looked like.”
AJ shook his head sadly. “I understand, Love. Let’s think of happier times. Do you remember when we first met?” he inquired.
Sarah smiled “Yes, I do; it’s one of my happier moments, mostly because my soul was pulled towards you and I realized that I was finally going to be complete. That I would no longer be lonely.” She replied thinking back. ~April 13, 129 AD~
‘The pull at my soul is here again my mate is within this group, but who is it?’ Sarah wondered as she felt the pull she had been waiting so long for. “I will not be returning with you to the temple. The future that was destined for me has arrived. I’ll always be a Priestess of the Temple of Isis but it is time for me to follow the path chosen for me.” Sarah stated to her High Priestess.
The High Priestess stepped towards Sarah and said. “I was told by Isis before we left that I would lose one of my Priestess’ on the journey so I was prepared but I wasn’t prepared for it to be you, for you were to be given the rank of High Priestess once we returned to the Temple. We will miss you but you must follow the path that the gods have chosen for you.”
“Thank you for understanding High Priestess.” Sarah responded then said, “I’m going to ride ahead.” *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
“Marcus, I’m going ahead to do some scouting, keep watch.” AJ ordered.
Sarah watched as the General rode away and wondered what was going on so she rode over to the Legionnaire and asked, “Why has the General left us alone?”
“He has gone to scout ahead, Priestess.” Responded Marcus.
Sarah nodded in response noticing then that the pull at her soul was no longer within the group and using her skills as a Vampire she quietly slipped away and followed after the General, locating him several miles away. She quietly observed him as he checked around to see if there was any danger ahead of them. “You have great skills…” Sarah remarked coming out of hiding and revealing herself to the General.
“What are you doing out here without protection?” AJ demanded as he quickly turned around a growl in his voice.
“I have been waiting for you, my love, nor do I need protection. Your soul pulls at the Vampire in me; you complete my soul for you are my soul mate. I know this is difficult for you to understand but I must ask you do you know of our kind?” Sarah inquired.
AJ looked at the Priestess and smiled. “I know of your kind, Priestess. My family has been Roman guardians for many generations. This however is a surprise as well as a great honor.”
Sarah smiled. “A guardian…” she paused thoughtfully then said, “I should’ve known. You will let me turn you then?”
“Yes, I will, as well as complete the bond and when you’ve finished how about we go back to my tent?” suggested AJ.
“I’d be happy to accompany you back to your tent now and turn you there.” Sarah responded.
AJ nodded and led her back to the camp and his tent. “I’ll be right back.” He quickly left his tent approaching Marcus “I’ll be in my tent; I don’t wish to be disturbed.” he ordered.
“Yes sir, General!” responded Marcus who quickly saluted his General.
When AJ returned to his tent, Sarah looked at him and said. “There will be some pain…” ~Present Day~
“I remember everything that happened that day. I also remember that after we had completely finished bonding you looked at me and called me Isis and still do to this day. You’ve never told me why.” Sarah stated.
AJ smiled at Sarah and replied. “My beautiful Isis, that day when I looked into your ebony brown eyes that day I saw the beauty of the gods looking back at me and thought ‘I have my own beautiful Isis.’ and have called you that ever since, my love.”
“You’re my love, AJ, for now and for always. You’re also correct, Sara may not be with us but she’ll always be in our hearts and as long as she’s there she’ll always be a part of us.” Sarah responded.
AJ nodded and holding his hand out to Sarah, he said. “We have a party to plan for our son.”
“Yes, we do…” Sarah replied here eyes sad, but also content. TBC