Chapter Ten -
Gideon replayed the scene in his mind as he approached Constantine's door. He shook his head and tried to remove the images from his mind. He couldn't understand how this woman was able to consume his every waking thought. Would he ever find himself alone with her? Her long silky legs wrapped tight around him as he drove himself inside her? Would she look upon him with the love, the love he knew she reserved for the master of her dreams?
"Pull it together, Talbot," he admonished himself as he entered his friends home.
He walked calmly towards Constantine's study, wanting to take in a long drink of something strong, to calm is nerves, passing the sound of giggling women coming from the sitting room.
"I should have told you it was a toga party," a laughing voice greeted him as he threw back his second shot of whiskey. "No matter, I can have Smith bring you something." He continued as he motioned to his servant to retrieve the clothing.
"Something is really off with you, my friend." He could hear the concern in Connie's voice.
"You got that right" he tried to smile to keep his friend from forcing him to say more.
"Okay, out with it."
"I wouldn't even know where to begin" Gideon sighed as he closed his eyes only to find Lisbeth's gaze waiting for him in the dark.
"What's her name? Is she human?"
"Yes, and she belongs to someone else."
"Well, it's easy to overcome that." Connie teased pouring himself his own drink.
"Not this time. Tell me, have you ever actually known a vampire that could dream walk?"
Constantine's long pause told him all he needed to know. "Yes, but it has been ages and ages. I first encountered it when we invaded Britian with Ceasar's army. Magic was still quite strong in those days. Hell, I think there were even still dragons living. I did not think there were ancient ones left who could still do it. It comes from very old Fey magic." A new look of concern crossed his face, "Who is this girl?"
Gideon exhaled a deep breath and recounted his story from the moment he first saw Lisbeth and not stopping until he revealed her last entry.
"Oh, man. You have to let this one go. Give the book back and stop reading it. That woman will bring you nothing but pain and maybe death."
"But there has to be something, anything, that can sever the link, free her from his grasp, right." Gideon pleaded with this friend.
"You are talking about magic I have never been very familiar with. You say his name is Aidan? I wonder if it is Aodhan Ollpheist. He was the last of the dragon clan in Ireland. I thought him dead for all these years. To think he was just wasting away in that old castle of his. Amazing. If that is the man you are thinking of going against, I am telling you now, DON'T! Maybe if he was still weak; but it sounds as if his strength has only grown. Let it go man, just let it go." Constantine warned.
He looked into his old friends eyes and said, "Your right. Now, I am starved, show me to your waiting vestal virgins, uh" He faked a laugh as he slapped his friend shoulder, watching the worry give way to the familiar shine of mischief in his friends eyes.