The Chronicles of Sidacia.

The Chronicles of Sidacia.

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Genre: Romance

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

Summary

Sidacia is a Utopia among worlds, and the ruler of it, Lucius, practically a god. He is murderous, manipulative and cunning, until he meets Rayna, and falls completely and utterly in love with her. Rayna is engaged, but Lucius is never one to give up without a fight...

Summary

Sidacia is a Utopia among worlds, and the ruler of it, Lucius, practically a god. He is murderous, manipulative and cunning, until he meets Rayna, and falls completely and utterly in love with her. Rayna is engaged, but Lucius is never one to give up without a fight...

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Sidacia is a Utopia among worlds, and the ruler of it, Lucius, practically a god. He is murderous, manipulative and cunning, until he meets Rayna, and falls completely and utterly in love with her. Rayna is engaged, but Lucius is never one to give up without a fight...

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Submitted: October 26, 2015

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Charlie knocked on the door to the great study slowly, hardly wanting to actually be beckoned inside. It was a great honour to be chosen for Turning, but his employer had always unnerved him, and he didn’t want to admit that he had been keeping Rayna a secret.

The great door opened and Miss Liddell ushered him in.

“Come now, do not dawdle,” She said, disapprovingly, then turned on her heel and walked back to the Master’s side, who was reading in front of his fire place, goblet in hand. He was not facing the room and did not move when Charlie entered.

“What is it, Charlie? It is a late hour,” Lucius Dante’s voice was smoother than silk, despite having smoked for the past three hundred years. But what else would one expect from a vampire?

“It is a very great honour to be chosen for Turning sir, but….well sir, I think my fiancé should meet you before I become one of your vampiric children,”

“I don’t believe you ever mentioned a woman, Charlie,” Lucius slowly turned his chair to face his servant. Not that Charlie not mentioning it had meant that Lucius hadn’t found out. Charlie thought about her increasingly often, and Lucius had been telepathic for many years at this point. But none of his subjects knew that, except for Alice, who was more of a sister than a subject.

“I-I-I k-know, my liege, I just-“ Charlie began trying to defend himself. Lucius waved his wand in dismissal and turned back to the blood in the goblet.

“But of course, in fact, why don’t you invite her to stay here until your Turning ceremony? I am sure she must miss you,” Charlie had been stationed at the Castle for two weeks, and his Turning ceremony was not due for another two weeks. He was expected to stay until then and beyond.

“Yes, yes, my Lord!” Charlie could not keep his relief out of his voice. Although even if he had, Lucius would have been able to hear it in his thoughts.

“But, my Lord, you are not angry with me?” Charlie said, his voice small.

“Of course not, Charlie, I trust you must have had a good reason for not declaring her,” Lucius said, with no resentment in his voice. “Now go, I expect to meet her at the Annual Peace Celebration in two days’ time,” Charlie practically ran out of the room with his glee. Lucius in himself was not wrathful or indeed a cruel leader; in fact his corner of the realm was the happiest, most just and most thriving of all of Sidacia. Charlie had always held him in the highest of esteems, but he was still a vampire, and could still kill a human within a split second if he so desired.

Lucius continued reading, smiling to himself. He had no desire to rule by fear but the occasional servant would always fear him for his nature. Indeed, his desire to inspire loyalty and admiration above all else was the only reason he tended to not hire those who were married or committed. Love was a powerful force. Lucius demanded absolute loyalty, and to be the primary consideration in the lives of his charges. But he had left Charlie off for precisely this reason; Charlie’s love for his master was actually quite admirable, and Lucius was aware that if he asked Charlie to break his engagement with Rayna, he would for his own advancement. Charlie had wanted to be a vampire for a very long time now.

With that thought in his head, he continued reading in contentment, sure that this girl would cause him absolutely no trouble worth thinking about.

 

Rayna hated trains. She sighed and rested her head pane of the glass. She had never minded her fiancé’s occupation, but she had rather been under the impression she would never have to partake in it. Nevertheless, for Charlie’s happiness, when he had called her and told her the Master’s wishes, she had almost resentfully agreed and booked a train which had her arrive in time to go and buy a dress for this ball.

Although their world was as old as ours, and human civilisation had existed for as long, their technology was far beyond ours, due to the vampires. The vampires had been accepted for centuries now, and with their eternal life had vastly contributed to the advancement of humanity. Despite this, Lucius lived in a fairly old fashioned way, probably due to his own age. In this way, she knew she would require a large, old-fashioned gown to enter the Ball tomorrow night. Not that this would be a problem; in Lucius’ capital such clothes were very common in shops as the gentry and the court spent all their time there. They were quite used to attending Lucius’ parties, which required such a dress code.

Rayna, like the vast majority of the world, had never met their Emperor. But rumours spread quickly. Those who had seen him always praised his charm, his beauty and his fairness. She hoped that her existence had not compromised Charlie’s position, who cared dearly for his Master, she would even venture to say he loved him. She would never be as important to him as his servitude was, but she was quite content with that. She didn’t want someone who needed her.


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