Keep Your Fangs To Yourself!

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    Glancing away from Arielle, Gio grabbed an apple off of the fruit tray that was set in front of them and started to munch on it. Sure, he could eat some of the human food, but it really held no nitritioal properties for the vampire. He was more of a fresh blood only kind of guy. Not that he'd be able to talk about the differences between fresh and bagged blood with a human. They just wouldn't understand the difference.

    Half way through Ariella and Gio eating, the other royals seemed to have joined them. Gio not really paying attention to their whole discussion, but he did manage to briefly pick up some talk about having a conference with some political leaders coming up in a few day. That in it's self was quite a surprise. As in the vampire's kingdom, most of the nobles fought when it came to humans and vampires.

    "Wait, what's going on?" Giovanni asked as he glanced towards his parents. Interrupting their discussion. He ignored the slightly annoyed look on his father's face, and just listened as he started to explain things. "I've managed to get the nobles to come together Saturday. We will be talking about the success you've had with being around Lady Arielle." His father explained. "They're surprised that you're not going blood crazed when around her, as vampires do when they're around a mate. So, they want to discuss the relationship of a vampire and human to see if it's healthy for you or not."

    From what he was hearing, Gio couldn't help but to scowl. "Those old bafoons wouldn't know romance if it bit them in the ass." He mumbled, which got a look from his mother. "What? It's true." Gio tried to defend himself. "They're all against your ruling, Father. How the hell would falling for a human be bad? There's no rule that says I have to be blood crazed for someone, to know that I'm healthy and willing to be with someone."

    Hating that they were talking about something that was actually a private matter, Gio groaned and stood up. "I'm going to go for a walk." Gio mumbled as an excuse to leave the dining table and headed out to walk towards the garden.
    September 15th, 2019 at 12:28am
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    A deep frown came over Arielle's lips as she watched Giovanni leave the table and walk out. It seemed to her that the vampire seemed truly bothered about what was being discussed amongst the nobles. At least, it didn't seem like an act to her. Though Arielle couldn't be all that sure unless she asked. As much as she wanted to follow, to keep their ploy up as well as to find out what exactly blood-crazed was (it didn't sound like a good thing for her), Arielle knew it was time to head to the airport.

    Arielle looked to the royals a bit nervously before excusing herself from the table. It seemed that she would have to wait to speak with Giovanni later. And she just had to hope that the man would be willing to discuss something that clearly displeased him. Though how and when she was going to bring that up would be a later issue.

    Heading down the hallways, Arielle met her parents at the entrance to the castle. They quickly were ushered into the car that was ready for them before driving off to the airport. Though, once they were there, they headed into the airplane where her parents decided to have a long conversation with Arielle about her time there. By the end of it, Arielle was frustrated and more than happy to see her parents off.

    Hours had gone by before Arielle was brought back to the palace. While she tried to keep her composure relaxed and calm, her anger was bubbling below the surface. As much as she wanted to investigate the conversation she heard earlier, Arielle quickly decided it was best to leave it for tomorrow as she quickly made her way towards her room.
    September 18th, 2019 at 03:21am
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    After haveing stormed out of the dining room earlier that day, Gio managed to calm himself down. He was no longer upset about the nobles ruling nor was he interested in talking about it anymore with his father. The man didn't have things under control anyway, so why bother? So, that leaves clearing things up with Arielle. She was in the room when his father brought it up, so he was sure she'd probably be curious about what he had to say.

    Leaning against the princesses room's door, Giovanni checked his Rolex once more. He wasn't sure how much longer it'll be till the Princess came back, but he hoped she would soon because this was something that they needed to talk about. Vampire customs were so damn annoying and if the old men on top wanted them to bond, then he'll have to talk about a way around it with the Princess because there was no way in hell she'll want him to bite her. Not now and most likely not ever.

    Just as he was looking away from his Rolex, Giovanni noticed the Princess coming down the hall. "We need to talk." He said as he stood up straight and turned towards the Princess. "Privately." He said as he waited for her to agree to speak with him before motioning that they needed to talk in her room. Most of the staff were off for the night anyway so there wasn't a chance of them being caught.
    September 19th, 2019 at 04:01pm
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    As much as Arielle wanted to wait until tomorrow to talk, she could see the look in Giovanni's eyes. Whatever it was, it was important and it needed to happen now. "Very well," Arielle muttered, some harshness coming through her voice. Though she had no anger towards Gio, Arielle was unable to keep her bad mood from boiling to the surface. All she had been trying to do was make it to her room without blowing up but Arielle was unsure she was going to be able to continue to keep it down until Giovanni left.

    The princess took a moment to glance down the hallway, ensuring that no one was there before she opened up the door and motioned for him to follow her inside. Once he had done so, Arielle closed and locked the door behind them. It would not do if anyone disturbed them. And no one should find it odd that her door was locked.

    Heading over to the couches, Arielle stopped and picked up a bottle of water, holding it tightly in her hands. She sat down before turning her attention to Giovanni. "Can I assume that this conversation is about this morning?" Arielle asked as she raised an eyebrow questioningly at him. "Or has something happened since I left for the airport?" All the princess could do was hope it had to do about breakfast. That would make things a bit simpler and, hopefully, she could get some of the answers that had been swirling in her mind.
    September 21st, 2019 at 05:26am
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    As soon as Arielle had agreed to speak with him privately, Gio couldn't help but let out a small sigh. At least one thing was going for him today. As in, Ari knew when to listen to someone when they needed to speak with them privately and not push to talk in a public place. So, as soon as he was allowed, Gio followed Arielle into her guest room. He didn't even really need to look around because most of the guest rooms were the same. Unless it was one of the royal family's side of the Palace, then they were multiple rooms decorated differently.

    Walking over, Giovanni grabbed a wooden chair that was by a table that was set up for the Princess and brought it over. Gio set it down in front of the Princess before sitting down and resting his elbows on his knees as he looked towards her. His expression was emotionless as he took in the young girl's expressions.

    "Do you know any of my people's customs?" Gio asked, plain and simple. "Mainly asking about our marriage sort of customs." He reinstated, then sat up and let out a small sigh before he ran a hand through his perfect-looking hair. "Wait, don't answer that. I'll just explain everything." Gio said before Arielle could get more than a few words out of her mouth.

    Closing his eyes and taking in a deep breath, Gio did his best to calm himself before he exhaled and looked towards the human. "In my species customs, we have this thing called Blood Crazed," Gio said, pausing to make sure that Arielle was following along. "Blood Crazed is when a vampire couple who have marked each other, crave each other's blood like crazy. Hence why it's called Blood Crazed." Once again Gio paused for Arielle to take everything in. "Now, you're probably also wondering what it means to be marked and why I'm stressing out. Right? Well." Gio slowly reached out and grabbed one of Arielle's hands gently and turned her wrist upwards. "The mark as we call it is when the vampire's bite each other on the wrist, and we inject a serum into the one's we desire most. Kind of like what werewolves do, except once it's done, we crave the taste of the other's blood."

    Without even realizing it, Gio's thumb had started to rub small soothing circles against the girl's inner wrist. "The nobles who are coming, are surprised that I haven't bitten you yet and marked you. They don't think it's healthy for a couple like us to not mark each other."
    September 28th, 2019 at 12:32am
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    As Giovanni started to explain the situation from this morning, her body grew stiff. She had a feeling that whatever was being discussed that morning would not be good for her but Arielle had not been expecting it to be to that degree. After all, she had only been there for two days, so Arielle expected that the nobles wouldn't have much to complain about concerning her yet. It appeared that was not the case. Though the new information sent an already furious Arielle over the edge.

    "Over my dead body, pretty boy." Arielle hissed as she ripped her hand from Giovanni's grip. "You tell those nobles to shove it up their ass and if I see you coming at me with those fangs of yours, I swear to God I'll stake you faster than you can say 'Blood Crazed'."

    For a moment, Arielle was quick to completely lean back into the couch, as if trying to get some space between her and Giovanni. Though, she was quickly up onto her feet in a fury. "I want to keep myself a healthy distance from becoming one of your 'blood bags'. And I certainly don't want you suddenly craving me when you want a midday snack." The princess let out a little huff. "And it's not like I can bite you. So, what? You're just going to 'claim' me but you're just going to walk around freely. I don't fucking think so."

    Arielle turned back to Giovanni. "On top of that, I have only been here for two days! Did they expect you to just take a bite out of me when I got off the plane? If they try to challenge me about it, I am going to tell those dumbass nobles to keep their noses out of our fake relationship. They don't know what is fucking healthy for us. I don't see many human/vampire couples walking around, do you?!"
    September 30th, 2019 at 04:13am
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    Slowly leaning back into his seat. Gio didn’t say anything as he listened to Arielle. A small smirk slowly playing along his lips as he listened to Arielle going off on him. “To me, it sounds like you’re jealous.” Gio said, a small smirk playing along his lips.
    October 1st, 2019 at 03:43am
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    Arielle rolled her eyes as she scoffed at him. "And what exactly am I jealous of?" The princess turned her body to Giovanni completely, her eyes narrowing at him. It was like she was challenging Gio head-on. Her arms folded in front of her body. "I think I already made it perfectly clear that I don't want to be bitten by you. And I certainly would not want my nobles trying to push me around like yours seem to be quick to do."

    She raised an eyebrow at Giovanni as she waited for him to explain. None of this situation seemed preferred to her. Arielle didn't want Giovanni to mark her, especially since she was planning on finding a way out of this engagement. So how was she going to get around this? And it seemed to be an even more difficult task now that Giovanni suddenly found the whole thing amusing. "Go ahead, explain it to me. What is there to be jealous of?"
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:05am
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    With a small sigh and a shake of his head, Gio was as at a loss for words. "Humans are so emotional." He mused as he listened to Ari, his head shaking a little bit as he listened to her. "Forget it, Ari." Was all Gio said as he looked towards the human girl. "We have to figure out how to stop this whole thing." He told her. "Not focus on your emotions getting the best of you."

    Licking his lips, Gio tried to think of how he could possibly get out of biting the young girl. "What if I cut you? We could say that it was a bite. It's not like they'll be demanding to see your wrist or something." Gio suggested, not sure what else to say on the matter at hand.
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:10am
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    "They are demanding that you bite me in the first place, what makes you confident that they won't ask for proof? And, if they did, what will we do if they catch us in a lie?" Arielle said rather harshly. Though once the words left her mouth, the princess closed her eyes for a moment and took in a deep breath. She was trying her best to calm down but between this news and her parent, Arielle was over the boiling point.

    "Can't we just tell them to not interfere?" Arielle asked him. "Obviously this relationship is important to both countries but I haven't been here very long. We should be allowed some time to adjust to our new relationship. Additionally, I do not think the nobles should have the right to make relationship requests of us anyways. Is this really a matter that we want to set a precedent that they have a say in?"
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:19am
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    Slowly, the smirk that was displayed on Gio's lips slowly disappeared. Settling into a small frown as he ran his hand through his hair. He really didn't know what to say to Arielle on the subject, except, maybe some more explaining on his part would be a better option at the moment.

    "Things aren't so simple Ari." Gio replied, using that nickname that seemed to roll from his tongue so easily. "In our Kingdom, My father would suggest a proposal, a new law, whatever. Then, it'll have to be sent through the nobles who were elected hundreds of years ago to see if the King's rule is just or if it's for his own gain. It's how our people make sure that we don't develop a dictairor." He explained.

    Then, a small sigh escaped from the young Prince. "I can bring up that we're still feeling each other out, but don't count your blessings, alright?" Gio offered, wanting this to be over with already.
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:28am
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    Arielle dropped her head slightly at Giovanni's words. It was not what she wanted to hear but she understood that the rules here were different than at home. They had their own systems in place and their nobles had their own powers. But it would be more difficult for them to interfere with the royal family's personal relationships unless it had a serious negative impact on the country.

    "Very well," She said softly. "I am just saying this is not a new law or a government proposal. And if they decide to interfere often, it will make it harder for us both to fake it to everyone else." Arielle lifted her head up and looked to Giovanni. "If they say we must, we will figure something out but know I am not letting you bite me."

    The princess was quiet for a moment before continuing on. "And I apologize for my outburst. I was already in a horrible mood before you asked to speak so I can assure that my negative attitude does not solely lie on this..."
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:35am
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    Raising his hands, Gio just shrugged his shoulders in a nonchalant method. His easy going smile slowly coming back to play along his lips as he looked at the young woman. "It's alright, Ari. I understand how this stuff can be." He told her, remembering momentarily how he lived in the Kingdom of werewolves for a couple of months as his father and their King Alpha worked on trade negotiations and to help rebuild after a devastating storm rocked the Kingdom to it's core.

    Raising a fist, Gio did his best to hide his yawn. "I think we should just sleep on things." Gio suggested, feeling exhaustion seeping into his vains. "We're just going around in circles at the moment, not really going anywhere." He looked towards Arielle as he stood up from his seat. Without even realizing it, Gio reached out and brushed his thumb gently over the human's soft cheek.

    Then, pulling his hand back, Gio started to head towards the door. Pausing for a moment to make sure that he didn't hear anyone outside of her bedroom door. "Is there anything else that needs to be addressed now?" He asked quietly before he'd open the door to give the Princess her privacy once more.
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:45am
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    Silence feel over the princess for a moment before she turned her head away from Giovanni. "No, there is nothing else that needs to be discussed now," Arielle told before she turned herself away from the man completely. She knew she was holding back from Giovanni, but it was not an issue that needed to be discussed immediately. If she truly wanted to, Arielle could let it sit for weeks before it turned into a problem.

    "Sleep well, Gio" Arielle told him softly. The princess waited until she could hear Giovanni head out of the room and close the door behind him until her body unstiffened and she let out a tired sigh. Her fingers lifted up to where the man had brushed against her cheek. She could feel her skin still tingling. Though, more than that, she found the action from him strange. Especially since they were alone.

    Deciding not to let her mind dwell on the small action, the princess changed for bed and locked the door to the room before moving under the covers and sleeping soundly.
    October 1st, 2019 at 04:54am
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    The next day, Giovanni yawned as he walked down the hall. A smidge of dried blood from his morning drink staining the corner of his lips ever so slightly. It was a rough night last night, meaning that he would be a little slow on his rapid fire today. He'll be off his game, and that would ultimately lead to a bad mood if he was annoyed by anyone.

    Wanting some fresh air, Gio moved to the garden that was located in the middle of the Palace and stepped into the bright sunlight. A small sigh escapng from the Prince as he moved towards a bench that was located in some shade. He released a small sigh a he put his arms around the back of the bench. Relaxing, for the first time in a while, Gio closed his eyes and rested his head back ever so slightly.
    October 1st, 2019 at 05:03am
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    Arielle had woken rather early in the morning despite her own wishes. Normally, the princess was the type to sleep in but it seemed that being on edge from entering the vampiric world was affecting her sleep schedule. So, after getting herself dressed for the day, the princess made her way down to the gardens to enjoy the warm weather and the beauty of nature.

    As she started to make her way back towards the palace, the young woman saw Giovanni. It almost looked like the prince was sleeping soundly on the bench. Arielle had half a mind to leave the prince in peace to enjoy himself. But she could not help but want to tease the prince gently before continuing on her way.

    Arielle quietly made her way over to him, stopping in front of him before speaking. "I can think of a few spots more comfortable to nap than the bench, Gio."
    October 1st, 2019 at 05:17am
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    Relaxing in such an open area was usually against the Prince's ethic. He didn't like being spotted by the guards in such a relaxed state while they matched around, making sure that he was protected as well as his family. Although, for some reason, today was different.

    Hearing her before he heard her, the edged of Gio's lips twitched. "Hmm, and where might those spots be?" He asked, his voice thick with his exhaustion as he slowly lifted his head to look towards the young human girl. "Come relax, the shade feels good," Giovanni said as he used one hand to pat the bench before closing his eyes once more and resting his head back.
    October 1st, 2019 at 05:28am
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    A light hum left Arielle before she turned and sat down on the bench next to Giovanni. She was originally planning on heading inside, maybe making her way to the library. Though spending a few minutes with the prince would not hurt her any and it was not like Arielle had a set schedule to keep.

    Once she was settled beside the prince, Arielle dropped her head back similar to Gio. Though instead of finding air, her head ended up pressing against Giovanni's arm, at which point, she just used him to support her head as she relaxed. "One might think a bed or a couch. Perhaps even the floor covered in blankets and pillows would be preferable to a bench." Arielle spoke softly back. But, now that she has settled onto the bench next time him... "But I can see the appeal. This is rather nice, especially relaxing in the shade."

    Another hum left the princess, but this time it was softer and more pleasant. She could feel herself being able to relax a bit after what had been a rather crazy few days.
    October 1st, 2019 at 05:45am
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    Listening to the young Princess, Gio couldn't help the small twitch of his lips. Arielle may seem like she was a proper lady, but Gio was finding that she had a more relaxed nature as well. She just needed some prompting to get it out into the open. To live life a little and not always have a stick up her ass like so many pricesses seem to.

    Releasing a small hum of his own as he listened to the Princess, Giovanni thought of her reply. "You forgot the lap of a loved one." He said as he peaked open an eye and glanced towards the Princess who was sitting quite close to him. Then, he closed his eyes once more and let out a small sigh of contentment of his own. "Relaxing in the shade after a stressful few days is always nice. It's kind of like my retreat from my duties." He told her as he relaxed.

    A couple moments past before Giovanni opened his eyes and slowly turned his head towards Arielle's. "We'll figure things out, Ari. I promise biting you to show proof of our supposed bond will be the last thing." He told her, trying to give her some kind of reassurance. She might of not spoken about it, but Gio understoof that she was terrified. Each time that it was brought up, she freaked.
    October 3rd, 2019 at 09:02pm
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    "I did forget about that." Arielle murmured back. "I suppose that is where you would rather be, than on this bench?" It would go against so many of the rumors that she had heard, but Arielle was curious if the man currently has a girlfriend. Or, rather had one before the arrangement was made. If he did, his parents would have surely had him cut it off before she arrived. Though that would be much sadder than if he was just alone. In truth, though, Arielle had a feeling that Giovanni was more of a playboy than anything else. Despite how he acted around her, Gio had the aura about him.

    "This must be your favorite bench then." Arielle teased him lightly. She enjoyed sitting in the shade, it was rather nice but it wasn't her go-to for relaxing. She preferred hiding away somewhere quiet where she couldn't be interrupted. Though Arielle did get in trouble when she disappeared from the castle... The young woman was sure she wouldn't receive a talking to if she were to do that here, but Arielle definitely did not want to run into any unknown vampires without Giovanni.

    A couple of pleasant moments had passed before Giovanni started to speak again. Though once he did, Arielle could feel her heart sinking slowly. Her eyes opened and her head turned to look Giovanni in the eyes. A bit of a frown now finding a home on her lips. Her cheek was now pressed against his arm as she continued to rest her head against him. Arielle didn't want the possibility of Giovanni of biting her to be an option. Her voice turned to a low whisper.

    "I am trying to... be better. But, Gio, I don't think I have it in me to just let you do that. Even if we don't have any other options." The more Arielle started to think about it, the more her heart started to race, feeling anxiety settling in. She didn't want to go into more details but as far as she was concerned, trying to stake him or turning into shaking, panicked bawling mess on the floor were both options if it came down to it.

    "Please don't do that to me." Her words came out in a light whimper without her meaning to. Her eyes dropped slightly from his, now taking in Giovanni's whole face. Though, as she did so, she noticed the small bit of dry blood on the corner of his lip. Arielle nose wrinked slightly before reaching up and wiping it off with her sleeve. A little gross but blood didn't bother Arielle. Thinking about how the blood got there was a different matter... It only added to her anxiety.
    October 3rd, 2019 at 11:12pm