Prompt 093

Title: Lycan Tales
Genre: Drama, romance, fantasy
Characters: Victoria, Xavier, Ulrich, Caleb, Nikita
Prompt: 093~Envy
Word Count: 1,456
Rating: PG-13
Type: Series
Summary: Lycans aren’t the only creatures that hid among humans.
**And I want to thank dolly_riot for the use of her Sims. Ulrich is Early, Xavier is Izzy, Caleb is Caleb and Victoria  is Diva. If you haven’t I suggest that you check out her stories on LJ.

“Oh bloody hell!” Ulrich buried his head in his arms knocking over a nearly empty glass. The club had emptied a few hours earlier and thinking that everyone else would be asleep he had knocked back a few. Or ten. Now his head was pounding in time to the arguing that was going on behind him. Maybe if he could just remember that breathing technique that a Buddhist monk had taught him decades ago everything would be alright. But right now everything was just so blurry.

“Shut the fuck up!” It started as a shout and ended in a whisper.

“I don’t think they heard you Ulrich.” There was a thread of laughter in the voice that came from his right.

“Bugger off Caleb,” he snapped. Nikita’s familiar scent reached his nostrils and almost made him perk up. Almost.

“The rumors. They’re true then?”

“From the intel that I’ve gathered they’re very much true. The mongrels master has come home to the pack.”

“Filthy dogs.”

“I agree. However, we need his assistance.”

“The help of a mongrel? Never!” Victoria sounded horrified at the thought.

“The lesser of two evils. When his father was in power we were strong. For the last ten years some of our kin have become dependent on the supply that Ethan gives to us.”

“Not our problem.”

“It is our problem.”

“How is it our problem?”

The strobes lights were still on and they flashed across Xavier’s face as he stared across the small space that separated him from the woman he had once thought himself in love with. After all these years he knew love was a facade for lust. At least for his kind. The Lycans, on the other hand, seemed to find it so effortlessly and sustained it over their life span.

Filthy dogs. He had ignored them for the most part. They kept to their kind and his people kept to themselves. Occasionally mixing with the other species when they needed to.

“It’s our problem because our kin looks to us for assistance. Who do they turn to with their problems?”

“Only because you baby them. If you wouldn’t try to solve all their problems they would have to stand on their own wouldn’t they?”

“You had no problem leaning on me with your troubles Vicky,” he snapped intentionally using the shortened version of her name. She hated that. He hid a grin when her face tightened.

Ulrich slowly lifted his head and rubbed at his forehead before digging into his pocket. Grabbing a smoke he lit it before taking a slow drag. Turning his head he spotted Nikita. A slow grin spread across his lips as he took in her form in that figure hugging dress she was wearing. The woman knew she looked good. He had spent countless years trying to get into her bed but she was like the fucking Virgin Mary. Well, not the fucking part. She didn’t do that. Or at least that’s the way the rumor mill spun. Hell, as far as he knew she didn’t even go out on dates. She darted a quick look at him and he shot her a grin. She rolled her eyes in response.

“Are you going to do something?” she hissed as the argument escalated.

Shrugging he tapped out his ashes on the floor. “Why should I?”

“Because we all know that this is their idea of foreplay. And we all know that they’ll be rolling around on the floor sometime soon.”

“Nothing wrong with seeing a little tits and ass.”

“Don’t be a prick.”

“You wouldn’t know what to do with me if I was any other way. We wouldn’t do this whole cat and mouse thing that we do.”

“We don’t do anything.”

He hummed in the back of his throat before searching in the shadows for Caleb. The man just blended into the shadows. Ulrich jumped, startled, when he silently appeared next to him.

“Looking for me?”

“Yeah. Go fix the clusterfuck. Nikita’s getting antsy.”

“She hasn’t taken her daily dose.”

“Better Niki?”

A shudder racked her body as she hastily swallowed the liquid in the glass. “Somewhat.”

“Not warm enough for you?”

She shrugged. “Nothing compares to it coming from the source but this will do in a pinch. So, what do you think about that Lycan resurfacing?”

“He’s a pup still. He doesn’t know his way around the pack. He’ll be struggling for a bit so right now is the time for Ethan to get to him.”

“But what do we know about him?”

Nikita glared over her shoulder when she felt a hand slide down her waist to come to rest on her hip. Ulrich waggled his eyebrows at her from his across the room. He had gotten up to dispose of his cigarette. She hated when he did that whole phantom hand thing. It annoyed her because she did want his touch. She just didn’t want to want it. The bastard.

“Not much. He hasn’t been on the grid for the last ten years. Then he suddenly pops up. Why?”

“Maybe he heard something. Or maybe he figures that it’s time for him to take his place as Alpha. His father was good to us.”

“His father rarely spoke to us.”

“Exactly. But his dealings with us were always fair.”

“Enough Victoria! I’ve already made my decision. We need to make contact with him.”

“Are you insane? That’s like inviting the dog into the house after it’s defecated on the Persian rug.”

Victoria whipped around when she heard a muffled laugh behind her. “So the drunk is awake?” she sneered.

Ulrich blew smoke from another cigarette in her direction. “Cheers love.”

“You’re almost as bad as one of them.”

“You’re really going to have to move forward Victoria. Leave your prejudice behind.”

“I am not prejudice. I just think that they should stay with their kind and we should stay with ours.”

“Of course. That’s the complete opposite of being prejudice,” Xavier snapped. He spun her back around and shoved his face closer to hers.

“I said enough. Would you rather our people suffer?”

“If they can’t stand by themselves then I say they should.”

All that bickering just made Ulrich’s head start hurting again. Rubbing at his forehead he stilled when a hand landed on his back.

“You drink too much Ulrich.”

“It soothes the savage beast Niki.”

“What do you think you’ll do if you’re sober?”

“I don’t know. I haven’t been completely sober in years.”

He kept completely still as her hand rubbed gently at his back. She was like a frightened kitten. If he made one wrong move she’d curl up and hide. And the demons he tried to keep at bay seemed to stretch and moan under her touch. Like a dog. He shuddered. What would they do if they found out? He’d kept this secret for decades. One of these days he wouldn’t be able to keep it leashed.

“Nikki…”

“What Ulrich?”

“What if…I know that-”

A sharp whistle pierced the air.

Caleb snapped his fingers. “Now, now. You two are snapping at each other like…well like dogs.” Caleb rarely talked so when he did everyone listened.

A small smile played around his mouth when Victoria gasped. “Save your screaming for someone else Victoria. We don’t have time for this. Xavier is right. We need to get to the pup before Ethan does.”

“Of course you would agree with him. You’ve always loved associating with them.”

“Of course I have. They’re not snobs.”

“No, all they want to do is play fetch and chase their own tails.”

“Sounds like someone’s jealous. You should try it sometime. Anyways, everything I’ve heard about Caine has been good. My vote is with Xavier.”

“As is mine,” Ulrich added quickly.

Nikita nodded. “I agree as well. The amount of hybrids being born might be a good thing for our dwindling numbers. I believe Caine would have everyone’s best interest at heart.”

“All of you are idiots! Idiots!” Victoria screeched.

“Victoria! You can’t continue to live in the past. We all have to move forward. You-“

“You’re weak Xavier. You always have been. No wonder I had to find my satisfaction somewhere else,” she sneered.

“Why you little-“

“Enough!” Ulrich shoved between the two of them. “The sun is slowly climbing. I can feel it. It’s raining so whoever goes to get him might be able to avoid the rays. ”

“Only you young  bloods worry about the rays of the sun,” Victoria snapped behind him.

Ulrich ignored the insult. “When do we want to meet with him?”

“As soon as possible,”  Xavier stated.

“Fine. Tonight. Now, who will go and get him?”

A hungry look appeared in Victoria’s eyes and her tongue traced over her red lips.

“I’ll go and retrieve him.”

And I’ve already said it on my other blog but I want to thank the poster on Simsecret for the lovely compliment. Everyone over at simfic50 is so talented. And this update is dedicated to you…because it would TOTALLY be epic! Maybe it’ll happen.
Also, this was a piece to get things moving. Dolly, I told you I would add them! LOL!!

35 Comments

  1. gayl says:

    Oh boy…we are talking vampires here? Hehe, this should be interesting. Wonderful use of wry humor in this piece.

    Ulrich, I suspect, has a Lycan dwelling somewhere inside him? He is extremely interesting! And I love LOVE Caleb’s hair! OK spill…where did you get it. I am sure I will have a character that will wear that hair one day…

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Oh gosh! I was afraid I was going to be jumping the shark, so to speak, so I called my sister and asked her. She wasn’t sold on the vampire idea until I told her where I was heading with it and she said go for it! LOL!! I still don’t know if this will be totally intergrated or not. *shrug*

    Hmm…I don’t know. I just wrote this out this morning/this afternoon soooo…LOL! One of the good things about these prompts are that you can take it where ever you want. Wink

    Caleb was a download so he came with the hair. I LOVE it as well. Ohh…just found the hair here. LOL It’s near the bottom of the page.

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  2. gayl says:

    Well I think it is apropos in this story. It makes sense that if there are Lycans out there that there would be vampires. It sets an interesting dynamic there, especially with the idea that they are a different “class” of people/species/whatever. Wink

    Thank you for the link! Lots of awesome recolors there! A smorgasbord. Shock

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    This is true! But I worried about there being too many stories out there like this ya know? Oh yeah! Victoria wants to make sure they stay separate classes…well…except for the occasionally shag fest! LMAO! Thanks for the support Gayl!

    No worries! And there is! I love CC creators! The game just wouldn’t be the same without them! Alien

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  3. Dolly_riot says:

    It would be epic, and much fun! i really think we should try and do some sorts of round robin. ^_^

    And Weee! My sims! i LOVE seeing my sims in other peoples stories, if i could i would just make sims for other people *grins* With that said, i love your vampires Smile You managed to make them whole and intreseting characters that we want to know more, in just one chapter, i said it before and i will say it again.. You are just so goddamn talented!

    I’m sure that no good will come of Vicky trying to make Caine go with her.

    <– Agrees with Gayl, where did you find that hair?

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    It really, REALLY would! We’ll have to email each other and see if we could make something happen. Everyone has their own writing schedules ya know?

    Hahaha!! You’re Sims are AWESOME in my game. By sharing your Sims you are making other Sims for people. Especially seeing as how you don’t care if we tear them apart(which I didn’t do!). Thanks Azzy! I try to squish in as much as possible and I hope it takes! Ohhhh!! Oops! Thank you! I feel the same way about you.

    Uh…no! No good whatsoever! It will lead to a few complications actually.

    Azzy!!! That hair came off of Early!! Shock I downloaded him from you and just kept it! LMAO!! You probably have it in your game! If not you have it in that download link!

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    Dolly_riot Reply:

    It came of Early? ahhahaha jesus i need to keep better tab of what the hell is in my downloads folder. Well then i can say that it’s either off MTS or GoS. It CAN ofcourse be a Rayon hair.. eek i don’t remember, just link Gayl to Early then, and she can download it toss the sim, keep the hair. Maybe the file says who did it?

    I’m pretty sure that Elecy would join, and GS would prolly join too, i’m sure that she would just worry that she has enough stories on her hands, and that her writing process is slow. Which she would be the only one to worry about xD.

    I’m glad you like my sims, and i love what you did to them. Personally i think its really boring to keep sims like other people did them, my fav part is the makeover to make other peoples sims my own somehow, just like i did to poor Caine, and you did to my sims. Let me hint you tho, the Shadow sim (the same as the Rainer sim) is just about the best sim ever! he is very expressive and looks great nomatter what the hell you do to him. Which reminds me i need to hand my version of Caine some other hair, i downloaded something perfect for him! Wink

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    I found it. I just went on your LJ, found Early and looked up the hair that way. The file said it! Thank God that you add a picture of your CC list otherwise I would have been lost! Wink

    I sent you an email about that! LOL @ her being the only one to worry about her writing proces being slow!

    I didn’t want to tear them apart TOO much! Just a little eye shifting, hair changing and makeup. Ohh…I was eyeballing Shadow! I’m going to have to download him for…something! I don’t know yet! Thanks so much for letting people use your Sims. Awesome! I was going through the list and was like: “I need to stop downloading now! My CC folder already hates me!” Razz Ohhh…Caine with new hair! Can’t wait to see it! Grin

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  4. Van says:

    Ooooh interesting! Can’t wait to see what you do with the vampires. So far, it looks like you’re taking them in an original direction–can’t wait to see how they interact with the Lycans Grin

    Do you happen to remember where you got Xavier’s hair? It looks like it could be passably medieval. If you don’t, it’s no big deal, so don’t worry about it.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks Van. I Vamp lore really isn’t my thing. I’m making it up as I go with just the bases as a starting point.

    Girl, I just did a search for that hair then was like duh! I should have opened body shop up first! Anyways, the hair can be found here. I love that hair! Hope it works for you.

    I really need to make a better CC list! Shock

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    Van Reply:

    Thanks, Phoenix Smile

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  5. Penelope says:

    Caine is going to need all the help he can get. What Ethan lacks in intelligence and strength, he makes up for in CRAZY. And that in its self is dangerous.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Crazy people are SUPER strong!! For serious! And yeah, he is. But factions are going to choose sides. Hopefully he gets the powerful ones on his side. Sad

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  6. Ning says:

    Uh-oh! I don’t think Victoria really means to help, especially not after her strong objection to associating with the lycans! Is she actually thinking of eating Julius? (I assumed they were talking about Julius; correct me if I’m wrong)

    By the way, the rows and rows of bottles in the bar looked so damn cool! I love it! Wink

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Victoria is to Vampyres(my spelling) as Ethan is to Lycans. I think that little analogy speaks volumes! Shock No, they were talking about Caine. Remember, he’s only 21 and they’re a few centuries old so he’s still a pup to them.

    Oh! Thanks! It took me forever to build that set. I always think they look so empty but that’s just the bottom floor. Those bottles came with another lot I download to use as the club but decided against because I couldn’t use certain boxes that I needed. Sad So that’s residential lot that made to look like a club!

    Your sets are always stunning looking!

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  7. Sinclair says:

    Victoria needs to go. She got to go. I dont like her unreasonable hating on the lycans. Especially when the rest of her kind is at least accepting towards them. Shes on my shit list with Ethan. O!!! Dom should beat her up to! Right after she knocks Ethan off a 40 story building.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! You’ve only just met her Sinclair! She might be a good person deep inside. DEEP inside!! Shock Besides, there might be some backstory there that you don’t know about!

    Daaaaaaaang! I have something else in mind for Ethan when/if he gets cornered! Haha!! Bwahahaha!!! LOL

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  8. sandybvv says:

    What an interesting twist!!!
    i’m really looking forward to read more about this vampires… I wonder if Caine will accept their help… He has been a loner most of his life and working with a pack and now joining forces with vampires might be a challenge for him!!!
    Wonderful storyline, it just keeps getting better and better!!!
    Victoria really is a piece… she doesn’t seem reliable!! Grin lol
    Ulrich and Caleb, what a fantastic addition to the tale!!! Wonderful!!!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks Sandy! Wink Like I said…I was stressing about adding them in here! Caine doesn’t really want ANYONE’S help! Whatsoever! I hope that will change otherwise Ethan will have more allies than he knows!

    Oh wow!! I really appreciate that Sandy! Hahaha! I worry overly much about what I’m writing and if people will bother reading! Blah! She’s not reliable at all…at least not in this point in time. Maybe…maybe not!

    I LOVE those two! hahaha!!! Well, I really love all of them but I enjoy fleshing them out even more! Wink

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  9. cheripye says:

    OOOH!!! clap clap, VAMPS are here to play! LOL!

    Stunning wonderful writing although I sorely missed dear sweet grumbly Caine, LOL! but the addition of the new characters was stunning and I LOVE!!! Ulrich!!!!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! Thanks Cherie!! Grin I really was worried.

    Awww…thank you! I appreciate it! Grumpy Caine will be back! Don’t worry but I had to get this story moving in the direction that I wanted! Hopefully it go according to how I planned! I LOVE Ulrich too! He’s like a vampy Caine! Haha! LOL

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  10. S.B. says:

    OMG so now you have the ‘mongrels’ and those that keep to their own ‘kind’! Go for it! Love it!

    I love the way you portray Ulrich. Victoria…well I will reserve judgement but so far…who’s side is she on? I’m fascinated! Wonderful new twist!

    I’ve been a fan of dolly riot for some time. so yes…

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks Beth! I’m just making this up as I go along! Shock

    Ulrich is fun to write. Different but fun. I can’t wait to get him, Caine and Nolan together! Oh boy! Should be good times! Yeah, Victoria…I don’t know which way I’m going with her. Although now that I think about it…ohhh!! *nods*

    Yeah…azzy is boss!! LOL!! LOL

    Once again…thanks Beth! For all the support!

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  11. S.B. says:

    agghhh about the grammar…..whose not who is….sorry about that…my mother would whack me for that one. and it is a total pleasure to read anything you do!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! I know what you mean…although I’m usually the one correcting my mom! And thank you Beth! The same goes! Smile

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  12. Emily says:

    Woo! Vampires! How exciting! And all of them look so interesting, I do hope we get to see more, more, more! Grin

    Sounds like they all have their opinions, now don’t they? LOL. I never get sick of different people’s takes on vampires and werewolves, etc. I have always been fascinated by that sort of thing! Loving this!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Hahaha!!! They’re will be more, more, MORE!!!!

    Yeah, they do. And they voice them strongly. All the time. Loudly. That’s what I worry about Emily. Hopefully I do them justice. And I have too! Werewolves really. Vampires when I was younger. Wink

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  13. Freestar says:

    Bravo little sister, bravo!!!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks Sis! Maybe one of these days I’ll check out ‘True Blood’. One day….

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  14. goodbye_sun says:

    I really like the addition of vamps to the mix, and the dynamics between them and the lycans, its like they both keep each other in check so neither dominates the humans.

    Victoria is a bit of a live wire, and way too excited about the chance to spend a bit of quality time with Caine. And Ulrich and Nolan so need to hang out.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks g_s!! You do them so well! And that’s what I wanted to show too. It’s only natural they would keep an eye on each other. Doing a culling, so to speak, when they get out of control.

    Victoria definitely has her own agenda. Whether good or bad that reminds to be seen. Haha!! That’s so what I was thinking too!! That should be good times. Grin

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  15. Mao says:

    To be honest, I’m a little sad that there’s vampires getting added in. Simply because anytime vampires come in, werewolves get pushed aside. It’s like the entire world sees this supernatural hierarchy and vampires are ALWAYS above werewolves. I like it when it’s the other way around. As long as they don’t start flying around, though, hopefully it won’t be so bad, LOL!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Frown No worries Mao! I’m careful about that. Vamps will NOT be taking the place of my Lycans! No way, no how! *shakes head* I always thought Vamps were weak. I mean, you have to hide from the sun and EVERYONE knows that!

    And no flying!! Hahaha!

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  16. Valpre says:

    And the plot thickens with the vampires. Mhh, I can’t wait to see where this goes.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Vampires aren’t really my thing when writing so I hope I do them justice!Razz

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