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Chapter 15

A new novel in the making.

A New Novel in the Making


I'm working on a new novel. Here's the 15th chapter of it. Let me know what you think about it. You find a Facebook comment form below the text. I post each new chapter when it is completed. The first chapter is here: Chapter One



Morning

The frail light of dawn shines in from above and below the thick curtains. On the floor, Fred sleeps lying on his back, breathing through his wide open mouth, making occasional snoring noises. A hand grabs his shoulder and shakes it. He opens his eyes and finds Caroline leaning over him.

"I thought as much," she says. "If I hadn't come to wake you up, you'd sleep until my mom found you - and with no pants on."

Fred discovers that he is in his briefs. Not only that - he has an erection. He quickly bends his knees to cover it, his cheeks instantly blushing. Caroline hides a smile.

"Didn't you say that you were going to stay awake all night?"

Fred replies with sort of a growl. Then he suddenly turns to check under the bed.

"Don't bother," Caroline interrupts him. "Reuben's gone, of course."

Fred sits up on the floor, until his chest presses against his thighs. His hand jumps to the side of his neck.

"Did he bite me, too?"

"Let me see."

Caroline examines his neck closely, sliding her index finger along it on both sides. Fred bends his head back to expose his neck to her examination.

"Nothing," Caroline concludes and lifts her hand.

"Are you sure? Remember how small the marks were on you."

She leans even closer to him and repeats her examination. Fred swallows, making his Adam's apple bump. One of his hands on the floor starts to slide towards her.

"Nothing at all."

She leans back. Fred halts his hand.

"So he was true about that, at least," Caroline says and stands up. "He wouldn't bite you. Do you have any idea why?"

Fred squints and his cheek muscles tighten.

"I'd kill him!"

"I'm not sure that's it. Maybe he's just a very straight vampire."

Fred shifts to a puzzled expression, staring at her. Caroline giggles shortly.

"You know, only biting girls. Wouldn't you do the same, if you were a vampire?"

"He's no vampire!"

"He thinks so. And he behaves like one. What else is there?"

"Immortality, for one thing," Fred suggests as he grabs his pants and puts them on, without standing up. "Bat's wings. Fangs. You name it."

"Maybe vampires are different from what we think."

"Yeah, like not real!"

Caroline shrugs her shoulders and heads for the door.

"Hurry now, Freddie. We can't have my folks see you here. Not even with your pants on."

They sneak out of the room, turning off the light before closing the door, and make the few steps to Caroline's room. It is dark, but Caroline doesn't bother to turn on the light. Instead, she opens the curtains completely. She continues by opening the window wide, careful not to make any noise. Fred climbs up on the windowsill.

"Should I come tomorrow night, too?" he asks. "In case he returns."

Caroline smiles.

"Well, can you behave?"

"I'm not the one biting you in the neck."

Caroline pauses, looking straight at him and turning her head slightly to the side.

"So, what is it you want?"

Fred catches her hand, squeezes it and kisses it in a gracious way. Then he grins.

"Trust me. I just want to protect you from that weird kid."


© Stefan Stenudd, March 2014

Chapter 16



All the chapters posted so far:
  1. Light and Dark

  2. Mumbles

  3. Don't Touch

  4. Not a Word

  5. Swings

  6. He Talked to Me

  7. Was It Quick?

  8. Flossing, Too

  9. The Lower Canines

  10. Two Dots

  11. The Creep

  12. The Goth Stuff

  13. Nine Months

  14. Like a Rat

  15. Morning

  16. Some Things Take Forever

  17. If He Doesn't

  18. One Little Thing

  19. Another One

  20. Playing It Safe

  21. The Netherworld

  22. Never Grow Old

  23. It Sounds Trite

  24. Dying Is Terrible

  25. Just Kids Playing

  26. He Didn't Know

  27. Maybe the Only One

  28. I Don't Hear It

  29. Honesty

  30. Secrets

  31. I Care

  32. Treacherous Longevity


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All's End

Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

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Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.






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All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Quotes - The Ancient Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd. Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd. QI - increase your life energy, by Stefan Stenudd.
Attacks in Aikido, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikido Principles, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd. Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd. Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.



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