The Vampires Below: Ch 2.2Flames oozed from the pit the dwarves had dug, spreading out in little tendrils over the grass and licking toward the apartment. The dwarves looked at one another and Gimli yelled up to Legolas.
"At the university!"
"Get him. Now." Javert commanded Jareth. "Before the apartment goes up in flames."
"I've never met Gandalf, what's he look like?" Jareth asked.
"Old, white beard, robes, funky hat. You can't miss him!"
Jareth nodded, disappearing in a poof of glitter. Sometimes the urgency of the situation outweighed his selfish desires and this was one of those times.
"Get the girls out of the building." Javert told Erik, "James, you come with me and see if those vampires are up yet."
Javert and James took the stairs two at a time going down to the basement. The door was open, a half dressed vampire standing in it.
"What is going on?" Jean-Claude asked. "I did not think there were earthquakes here."
"Your hired dwarves unearthed something and the pit filled with fire. Yo
The Vampires Below: Ch 2.1"Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong."
James Norrington reached over and pulled his alarm clock off the nightstand.
"Five thirty? What manner of uncivilized " He sat up and looked out the window into the almost-dawn.
Marching from a trio of vans parked in the street were dwarves with shovels and pick-axes. He threw open the window and stuck his head out.
"Shut the bloody %&!# up!"
A dwarf with orange hair looked up and yelled in a deep voice. "Would you rather we whistle?"
"I'd rather you shut up! Who are you anyway?"
"We're dwarves, you dolt."
"You're not Disney dwarves, yet you sing and whistle."
"You pick up things when traveling with an elf." Said the dwarf with a grin. "I am Gimli, son of Gloin and these are my cousins, Balin and Dwalin, sons of Fundin." He motioned to a pair of equally gruff-looking dw
The Vampires Below: Ch 1.3Two weeks prior:
Jean-Claude sat curled in the passenger's seat as Asher drove the long road from Olympia to Forks.
"Everyone I talked to said to ask Alice." Asher said quietly. "Don't worry, Jean-Claude."
"Do I look worried?"
"Distraught." Asher was not used to seeing his lover so depressed and it worried him greatly.
Jean-Claude shrugged as they entered Forks, pausing only briefly at the town's one stoplight before turning down the long road that led to the Cullen's house. Trees flashed by on either side until the road ended in a clearing in front of a large white Victorian house.
Jean-Claude climbed wearily out of the car with Asher and walked to the front door. Alice opened it before he knocked.
"Welcome! Come in, come in! You two look absolutely thirsty, come have a drink." Alice said, kissing both Jean-Claude and Asher on the cheek in the French style of greeting.
The two vampires followed her warily into the kitchen, half expecting to see a deer tied down to the table. Instead A