shadows pt. 1
pairing: reader x Hoseok, OT7
genre: vampire!au, angst, implied smut, mentions of violence
word count: 5,780
synopsis: you thought that the death of your maker would lead to freedom from chains, but little did you know that bonds are much harder to break after death.
“I love you, Hoseok” you murmured, feeling a sense of content for the first time in months.
He smiled, “I love you too” He nodded towards the sunrise, “Take in your last few moments. We don’t have much time before the sunlight will reach us.”
You nodded, turning your attention back towards the painted sky. You wanted nothing more than to run out and feel the sun’s rays. To soak your skin in sunlight, but this was enough. It was more than enough.
“I’m ready” you tell Hoseok, turning around and lacing his fingers with yours. “Where to now?”
“We can go anywhere you want to go, just give me a name.” he smiled, leading you back into the darkness.
The two of you walked in silence, enjoying the comfort of each other’s presence. You tried to think of where you wanted to go, but you didn’t care. As long as you were with Hoseok, nothing else mattered.
But your partner froze next to you, staying still for a split second before he pinned your body against the damp tunnel wall. He covered your mouth with his hand before you had any chance to question his sudden behavior. There was a flash of panic in his eyes as he stared at you when a woman’s voice rang out through the darkness.
“Jung Hoseok, I always told you to be careful of what’s hiding in the shadows”
He stood between you and the woman, a deep growl emitting from his chest as the two of them stared at each other.
"It’s nice to see you haven’t changed much,“ she smiled wickedly. She was almost beautiful, in a terrifying way. Her wild red hair framing a pale freckled face. Her black eyes laced with unspoken evil. There was something about her that made your cold blood freeze.
"What the hell are you doing here?” Hoseok hissed, pushing himself further against you like a shield.
The woman cocked her head to the side, “Don’t you miss me, Hoseokie? It’s been what, almost 700 years since the last time we’ve seen each other? I certainly wasn’t expected to be greeted with such hostility, especially since you seem to have company.”
“Go to hell!” Hoseok snapped, spit flying from his lips in between the syllables.
The vampire held up her hands, “I think you’re misunderstanding me Hoseok. I don’t want to hurt you. I was just trying to pay my old friend Kai a visit,” her eyes flickering onto yours as she spoke, “But it seems like he’s no longer at that address.”
You could feel Hoseok telling you to keep your mouth shut, to not antagonize the vampire in front of you. But he should know by now that you’re a terrible listener, “I can send you his ashes in a box, if you would like.” you quip, flashing the vampire a sarcastic smile.