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14 July 2013 @ 02:38 am
[fic] Vampire 101 - Chapter 9/? - Reita/Ruki, Kai/Uruha  
Title: Vampire 101
Chapters: 9/?
Author: matchst_ck
Genre: Fluff, Angst, Supernatural
Chapter Warnings: Very mild violence.
Chapter Rating: PG
Pairings/Characters: Reita/Ruki, Kai/Uruha.
Synopsis: Ruki finds himself... not quite himself. A strange man enters his life and everything gets turned upside down.
Comments: Wow... its been a while :| I'm afraid the writing muses for this story are not being very forthcoming at the moment, but I shall try my best! Apologies. I hope you enjoy. Also (it took a rather long time *sweatdrop*) but I created a Fanfiction archive which can be found at my journal for ease of finding and reading my work :3 Comments welcomed and appreciated!

Vampire 101 - Chapter 1
Vampire 101 - Chapter 2
Vampire 101 - Chapter 3
Vampire 101 - Chapter 4
Vampire 101 - Chapter 5
Vampire 101 - Chapter 6
Vampire 101 - Chapter 7
Vampire 101 - Chapter 8

“I’m surprised you remember me. It’s been years.” Aoi grinned as he stopped just ahead of Reita, arms folded.

“Three years and 9 months.” Reita whispered. “How could I forget?”

The hairs on the back of Ruki’s neck stood up at that, nostrils flaring. There was a… fondness in that voice. Jealously coiled in his stomach. Aoi took another step towards Reita and Ruki found himself moving a pace forward instinctively, protectively.

“What’s this Reita, your guard dog?” Aoi snorted.

“Aoi, don’t say that.” Reita frowned. He turned to Ruki, smiling softly. “It’s okay Ruki. That story I told you, about the vampire that saved me in Hokkaido? This is him, this is Aoi.”

Ruki couldn’t find it in himself to smile. He wanted to shout ‘get away from him!’. He breathed, trying to reign in his temper. From the corner of his eye he could see Shuichi watching him carefully.

“I feel like I should ask permission. Can I touch him?” Aoi raised an eyebrow at Ruki.

Unwilling to speak, worried about exactly what would come out of his mouth Ruki just took a step back instead. He watched as Aoi moved forward, wrapping his arms around Reita. Their heights matched as they rested their chins on each other’s shoulders. Ruki looked away when he saw Reita’s hands come up to grip Aoi’s shoulderblades. Hand’s that had been running over his body only last night.

“You’ve grown. You used to be... short.” Aoi laughed as he ran his fingers through Reita’s long blonde fringe, his fingers straying behind Reita’s ears. He pressed his nose to Reita’s cheek, taking a deep breath.

Ruki felt his blood boil. He didn’t understand when he felt his fingers curl into his palms. He didn’t understand when his fangs ran out and he wasn’t hungry. He didn’t understand when he heard a low growl that emanated from his own chest.

“Get. Away. From. Him.” He heard himself, his tone low. Dangerous.

Aoi turned to him, his hands sliding down to Reita’s neck. “Who do you think you are?” He whispered, voice just as sinister. “You weren’t here first. I was.”

“Hey, stop.” Reita’s hands went to Aoi’s chest, pushing him back, trying to put some distance between them, eyes flicking worriedly between the two as he watched Ruki take a step toward Aoi, the two vampires turning to face each other off.

Delicate hands dropped to Ruki’s shoulders, holding him steady. Ruki blinked out of his angry stupor, realising the position they were in. He hadn’t seen Shuichi move from his seat.

“Now gentlemen, we will not have that here. Not in this house.” Shuichi said softly. “Ruki-kun, why don’t you stay with me for a while. I’m sure Reita and Aoi-san have some catching up to do. And Reita will be fine… won’t he, Aoi-san?”

Ruki looked between Shuichi and Aoi, watching as Aoi seemed to struggle a little with himself before he realised who the superior was in the room and just whose house he was in. Ruki’s still heart did a little leap of joy when Aoi stepped back from Reita, reluctantly, and bowed deeply.

“Of course Shuichi-san. I’ll bring him back, safe and sound.”

“There now Ruki-kun, Reita will be fine. Why don’t you take a seat?” Shuichi motioned for Ruki to sit at his desk.

Ruki didn’t move, his gaze falling on Reita.

“Ruki,” Reita took the smaller hands in his own. “We’ll just go for a walk around the grounds. I’ll be back soon, I promise.”

“No, no. You can’t go with him.” Ruki pulled his hands from Reita’s grip and grasped his t-shirt in fisted bunches. He was overwhelmed, his heart telling him not to let Reita go with this stranger. “I don’t trust him.”

“You don’t have to trust him. Trust me.” Reita said gently.

“I-I…” Ruki whispered, hearing Aoi snort in the background.

He trusted Reita, he had no reason not to. His hands dropped from Reita’s t-shirt as he tried to stamp down on the jealously seething through his lifeless bloodstream. He breathed out, feeling defeated. He didn’t understand. He felt soft lips pressing against his cheek as Reita leaned down to kiss him.

“Don’t worry.” Reita whispered into his cheek. He slipped his blindfold back on and Ruki seethed a little more as he watched him find Aoi’s forearm as they left the room.

“Come, Ruki-kun. Talk with me for a while.” Shuichi headed to his side of the desk before Ruki hesitantly pulled his gaze away from the door and dropped down into the waiting chair.

“How are you feeling?” Shuichi asked.

“Honestly? Like I want to run out of the door and bring him back.” Ruki glanced toward the door again. “I don’t like him Shu. Aoi I mean.”

Shuichi smiled gently. “I didn’t think you would. That tells me then that you and Reita know each other on a more… intimate level?”

“Er,” Ruki stuttered a little embarrassed, Shuichi was like a father to him. “Yeah. He’s my boyfriend.” He finished, a little awkwardly.

“Then I’m very happy for you.” Shuichi smiled. “It explains what you are feeling though. Tell me, why do you not like Aoi-san? You do not know him.”

“I know I don’t but…” Ruki thought about what had just happened and found his anger flaring again. “The way he was touching Reita! Ugh, I just wanted to hit him. Nobody can touch him like that except-” Ruki cut himself off when he realised just how possessive he sounded.

“You?” Shuichi finished for him.

Ruki could only nod, a little ashamed at his behaviour.

“It is normal to feel like that in your position Ruki. Vampires are very… passionate creatures. When we feel, we feel with everything we have and more. Your feelings for Reita are the same as if you were human but so much more intense. That is why we only ever have one ‘match’ for a vampire. If that vampire develops an emotional attachment to their human, as you have done, it is not wise for any other vampire to intrude upon that.”

“So basically Uruha was right?” Ruki furrowed his brow. “Vampires mate for life?”

This brought out a laugh that bubbled from deep in Shuichi’s chest. “Not quite Ruki, Uruha does always manage to make me smile though. The loss of a loved one, however, is taken with great difficulty as a vampire, we feel so much when they are with us and we feel that just as profoundly when they are gone. Some vampires may takes decades to find another mate and some never do, the loss is just too great.”

“Oh.” Ruki paused for a moment before looking up at the old vampire. “Shu, I’m scared.”

“I know you are. Reita has explained what brought him here, he has told me about Aoi as I can see he has you. I admit, there seems to be a certain… fondness between them. But Reita has chosen you, has he not?”

“Well, yes but-” Ruki chewed on his lower lip. “That was only because Aoi was gone. Now that he’s back I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

“I’m afraid Ruki-” Shuichi stood, heading around Ruki’s side of the table and patting his shoulder. “That is a conversation you must have with Reita.”

“But what if he wants to leave me?” Ruki’s voice was less than a whisper.

“Then Ruki, you cannot force him to stay with you. As I told you when you first met him, he cannot be forced to do anything against his wishes.” Shuichi’s voice was gentle, but firm.

Ruki’s mind was spinning, his heart full and his stomach churning. He didn’t want to lose Reita, he couldn’t lose Reita. Already he felt so much for him and the thought of not being with him hit Ruki like a rock.

“I don’t know what I’d do if he left.”

“If that time comes, and I sincerely hope it does not, I will be here for you Ruki-kun.” Shuichi squeezed his shoulder.


Dropping to his bed Ruki couldn’t help but watch as time ticked by. Reita had been gone for almost 3 hours. Rolling onto his side he rubbed his chest, right over his heart. He still couldn’t feel anything, no vibrations or movement but it hurt.

There was a gentle knock at the door and Ruki knew who it was immediately, that delicious scent travelled even past the dark wood. He paused. He wanted to see Reita, he wanted to grab him and keep him locked in the room with him. It was irrational, he knew, but he couldn’t help it.

He had obviously waited too long when he heard that deep voice from the other side of the door. “Ruki, let me in. Please.”

He sighed. He couldn’t resist and he couldn’t deny seeing the one person he most wanted. “Come in.”

He heard the door open and close, Reita’s feet padding across to the side of the bed and it dipped where he sat beside him. The smell was delicious, the few hours that had passed had left Ruki hungry. He felt a hand settle gently on his side when he refused to roll over to face him.

“Ruki, talk to me. Please.” Reita’s voice was gentle, slightly desperate.

“What’s there to talk about?” Ruki said petulantly, he knew he was being childish but he couldn’t scramble through his feelings to think rationally enough about the whole situation.

“Don’t be that way Ruki. Look…” He heard Reita sigh. “Aoi just came to see me. He’s my friend Ruki. He could be yours too.”

Ruki snorted.

“I know you didn’t get off on the right foot but, he’s actually nice when you get to know him.”

“Oh, nice. I’m sure he’s nice.” Ruki grumbled.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Reita’s hand slipped from his side now as Ruki turned to sit up, a scowl on his face.

“You know what it means.” He pressed, not thinking before speaking. “I saw the way his hands were all over you and when he… sniffed you, you didn’t seem to mind!”

“Look, that’s just the way Aoi is, he’s just a bit… touchy feely. He doesn’t mean anything by it, he doesn’t wan- wait a minute. Are you jealous?”

The small smile on Reita’s face infuriated him. He wasn’t finding this funny at all.

“It’s not funny Reita!”

Reita leaned in and pressed his lips to Ruki’s in a chaste kiss. Ruki, a little shocked, pressed his hands to Reita’s shoulders and pushed him back, his fangs running out at the taste.

“Hungry Ruki? Here, feed.” Reita shuffled forward on the bed but Ruki shook his head. He stood off the bed and stomped over to the fridge and started filling a chilled glass with blood. He turned back, trying to ignore the hurt look on Reita’s face.

“I’m not good enough to drink from now?” Reita huffed a little. “Look, you don’t have anything to be jealous about Ruki. Aoi doesn’t want that.”

“You keep saying ‘Aoi doesn’t want’, ‘Aoi doesn’t want’ – but what about you! You haven’t said he’s not what you want.” Ruki hissed as he slammed the glass back to the dresser and watched as the humour fell from Reita’s face.

“I asked you to be my boyfriend. I thought that quite clearly told you what I want.” Reita stood from the bed now, running slender fingers through his hair.

“That was before he came here!”

“Ruki, stop it! I don’t want anyone but you, I-” Reita shouted but was interrupted when they heard a knock on the door and someone push it open.

They both turned to face the door, scowls on their faces and saw Kai poke his head around the entrance.

“Yeah, sorry to interrupt… whatever it is you guys were yelling about, but Shuichi needs you both downstairs now.” He looked apologetic enough that neither boy could take their anger out on him.

“Okay, thanks Kai-san.” Reita sighed, rubbing hands over his now weary face.

Kai disappeared as Reita headed to the door. He turned as he pulled it open.

“Are you coming?”

Ruki nodded and they both headed downstairs. Shuichi was waiting for them in the hallway, as Reita neared him he closed his eyes.

“Do not worry Reita, you may look.” Reita opened his eyes as the older vampire continued. “Aoi-san has requested to speak to you. Both. Please follow me.”

Shuichi left no time for questions as he led them both into a large dining room. The table was large, dark oak wood and Ruki couldn’t keep the grimace off his face as he saw Aoi sat in one of the large chairs on the far side of the table. Ruki took a seat opposite him, watching as Reita sat beside him. Shuichi took the seat next to Aoi.

There was an awkward silence which Ruki couldn’t help but break. “What could you possibly want to speak to me about?”

“I don’t particularly,” Aoi snorted. “But it’s a formality I have to adhere to. Reita’s your ‘match’ isn’t he?”

“He’s more than that.” Ruki answered.

“I told you this Aoi.” Reita spoke up now, his brows furrowed a little confused. “We’re more than that. He’s my boyfriend.” Ruki beamed at that, he couldn’t help it. “What’s this all about?”

“It’s simple.” Aoi leaned on the table now, smiling in Reita’s direction. “I want you to leave with me.”


“What?!” Reita and Ruki questioned in unison.

“I want you to leave with me. I want you.” Aoi repeated.

“Shu… he can’t, can he?” Ruki questioned the older vampire.

“He can make the request Ruki-kun. Reita must make his own decision. He is not a prisoner here.” Shuichi answered softly, trying to cushion the blow.

“Aki, what do you say? You didn’t want me to leave you all those years ago. Now’s your chance.”

“That was… I didn’t have…” Reita stuttered.

“Reita, please. I… I don’t want you to leave.” Ruki looked at him, pleading. He couldn’t force him, he knew he couldn’t but he wanted Reita to know that he wanted him to stay, needed him to stay.

“Who are you to ask? You don’t know him.” Ruki turned to a furious Aoi. “You don’t know that he’s scared of insects, or that he once fell off the bullet train.”

“I… I…” He didn’t know those things, that was true. But he wanted to know. He wanted to know everything about Reita.

“You don’t know that he likes birds or that he-” Aoi had stood now, hands on the table as his voice raised.

“Stop it, stop it.” Ruki put his hands over his ears, eyes screwing shut.

“- likes playing video games to relax. You don’t know him, I do. He. Is. Mine!”

Aoi’s voice boomed over the table and before he knew it Ruki’s fangs had dropped and his anger reached boiling point at hearing those words laying false claim to his mate.

Shoving his chair back harshly, he leaped onto the table and grabbed Aoi by the neck, pushing him back off the table as they both landed on the floor with a harsh thud. After the initial shock wore off, Aoi grabbed him by the biceps, throwing him to his back and pinning him, asserting his dominance as the more powerful vampire.

Shuichi was on his feet in a second but it was Reita that spoke up.

“Stop it, STOP IT!” He screamed.

That voice was full of worry and upset and it got through to Ruki, his hands fell from Aoi’s neck to his sides and he stopped fighting. Aoi took the opportunity to lace his fingers through Ruki’s hair painfully.

“Aoi, stop!” Reita screamed again, running up to the two as Aoi was about to slam Ruki’s head into the floor.

“Aki, you’re coming with me right? You are. You are.” Aoi seemed to be talking more to himself than anyone else as his fingers tightened in Ruki’s hair, making the younger vampire wince.

“Reita, please-” Ruki started.

“Both of you just give it up! I’m not going anywhere.” He shouted, pleased to see that Aoi’s fingers dropped from Ruki’s hair and the both of them looked at him.

“Really Reita?” Ruki couldn’t help the relief that slid through his body, visibly shivering.

“Akira… you can’t be serious?” Aoi stood up now shakily, not expecting his request to be met with a ‘no’.

“I’m serious Aoi.” Reita nodded. “I’m sorry but-”

“You want to stay here?!” Aoi was shouting now. “With that?” He pointed at Ruki who stood up from the floor, dusting himself off.

“Please don’t refer to my boyfriend as ‘that’ Aoi.”

“But… why?” Aoi asked, he couldn’t understand.

“It’s simple.” Reita shrugged his shoulders. “I love him.”

The room was silent. Had someone been there to photograph the moment, it would be something Ruki would frame and keep forever. Shuichi was smiling, Aoi looked like he wanted to kill something and Ruki knew his own chin was hitting the floor in shock.

“You… you love me?” Ruki had to ask as he took the couple of paces forward he needed to get to his mate.

“I do. This isn’t quite the way I pictured telling you but-” Reita chuckled gently. “I love you. All of you. Ruki, Takanori and all the pieces in between.”

Ruki didn’t care where they were or who was staring at them. He grasped Reita by the t-shirt, gently this time and leaned up to seal his lips over the others. One heated kiss later, he pulled back smiling.

“I love you too. Reita, Akira and all those pieces in between that I might not know about.” Ruki harped back to the argument he’d just had with Aoi as he dropped his head to Reita’s chest.

“It’s okay Ruki.” Reita kissed his soft hair. “We’re learning together, right?”

Ruki nodded against his t-shirt.

“Well, Aoi-san. I think you have your answer. I hope your journey here was not wasted.” Shuichi nodded to Aoi.

“No, no it wasn’t.” Aoi’s voice seemed faraway. Ruki turned to look at him. “At least I got to see you Aki.”

“You’ll always be my friend Aoi. I couldn’t be more grateful that you saved my life. Don’t be a stranger.” Reita smiled.

“I won’t, I won’t.” Aoi lifted a hand to stroke the back of his neck, brows furrowed. “Something’s bothering me though. What did you call him?” Aoi pointed a finger at Ruki.

“Ruki?” Reita was confused now.

“No, you called him something else?” Aoi shook his head.

“Oh, Takanori? That was his human name.” Reita answered.

“Takanori.” Aoi’s voice was soft and he looked thoughtful. His eyes came up to meet Ruki’s. “Ruki, how long have you been a vampire?”

Ruki was surprised that he’d even been addressed considering what had just happened but he tried to think. “I… not very long-”

“He’s been a vampire for little under 2 months.” Shuichi took a step forward. “What is it that you know, Aoi-san?”

“Wow, he wasn’t lying then.” Aoi chuckled gravely, under his breath.

“Aoi, what are you talking about?” Reita waved a hand at him, the other arm wrapped around Ruki’s waist.

“Him. Takanori.” Aoi pointed a finger at Ruki. “I know who made him.”

ViciousFaye69: ReitaxRuki <3viciousfaye69 on July 14th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
yeah so happy your back!!!!
I can't believe you ended it in such a cliff hanger!!!!
I hope u update soon!!!
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Updates may be later rather than sooner but I'll try :)
TakaGacktHydetakagackthyde on July 14th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
and aoi ends it with a killer plot twist.
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
Trust Aoi ;)
pledged_lovepledged_love on July 14th, 2013 05:16 am (UTC)
Cliff hanger!!! ):

Anyways yay thanks for updating! I just happened to be thinking about this fic and poof I saw your update!!!! I'm so happy now omg xD HEHE I've been reading this fic since you first started it (though I didn't comment on any /sorry) and every update is a new surprise, this included! Despite Aoi's interference (?) Reita chose Ruki over him /aww/ and omg the last part make me squeal I can't wait for the next chapter!
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Naughty author, ending on a cliffhanger ;)

Don't worry, I appreciate you reading anyhow and thank you for letting me know that you like it! And it's good that you're surprised by it! Thank you :)
gazefangirl97gazefangirl97 on July 14th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Firstly, I'm super glad you're back! Secondly, this chapter was super eventful and interesting owo Lastly, as much as I love Reita x Ruki, Reita x Aoi is one of my OTPs so... ;w;
But I love your story and please update soon! ♥
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
RL is just a pain but I'll try and update when I can, thank you :)
gAbbYgabbyrockzz on July 14th, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)
Who made him?! :D
D'aww Reita all faithful~
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yay faithful Reita :D *snuggles*
Oof, we shall find out I'm sure!
rechino_renorechino_reno on July 15th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
I want to know who made Ruki-chan *nods*
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
*nods* me too...

Oh wait, I'm supposed to know! haha ;)
kitty_luvs_nomskitty_luvs_noms on July 15th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
Ohhhh snaps. This is going to be good. :3
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
I hope it will be! Thank you :)
internetjockeyinternetjockey on July 15th, 2013 06:53 am (UTC)
ooohh shiiitttt cliffhanger....angry ruki is so hot....imagine being in reitas place though, two gorgeous vampires fighting over you.....
also, im glad aoi wasnt too mad in the end..
but..i have a bad feeling he'll want something in return for telling ruki who "made" him..
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
Bad author, ending on a cliffhanger! ;) I enjoy angry Ruki too, so I'm glad you do too!

Thank you!
bite_to_all136bite_to_all136 on July 16th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
First off, *flails about!* YOU UPDATED~~

And I knew it, I freakin knew it! My prediction was right, Aoi was no good >.< Trying to take Reita away from Ruki...no, that's a BIG nono! Although, I am glad he lightened up at the en and sort of accepted that Reita's not going anywhere ^^

And daaww, the confession was cute *cheeks hurt from smiling* I absolutely love how you stress the fact that even thought they don't know every little detail about each others lives/past lives, they know their relationship will grow and they'll be able to accept whatever is brought about <3

Gaaahh! Another cliff hanger! Why must you do this to me? (0_0) Now I have to sit here, refreshing my page, just waiting for the next update >.< You cruel, cruel woman! But, it's ok, I still love you :D

*huggles* Glad to see you back~

matchst_ck: Cute Reitukimatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Mega late reply, apologies! *latches onto you* If you just take me everywhere you go, I think we'll be all good *pocketsized* :D

You called it! Aoi had to stir it up, at least a little. Maybe he'll be good from now on though! ... I can make no promises though ;D

Blah, the confession - my fluff monster could not help it! It had to come out at some point, so why not in the middle of a fight over the lovely Reita :D

I know, I'm sorry! Honestly, I don't intend for these cliffhangers (at least I don't think!) but it just seems like a good end for the chapter! I'm cruel but only to be kind! *snuggles* I'll make some hot chocolate and cookies, it'll all be better :)
cat_chan_208cat_chan_208 on July 28th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
I love just how the story progressed. XD
Even though, that's a bad cliffhanger, but a really good one too and Reita confessed to Ruki in such a sweet way. Soo cute.
He stays with Ruki, that's the best part. XD
Thanks for the update.
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on August 5th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! And you're very welcome :D
My Devil On the Bed: GazettE - Ruki lick Meltldybastet on October 3rd, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
You realize I'm waiting impatiently for the next part, right? ;) I really really like this story! I love how you've built up a whole vampire society, and how we get to see it through little glimpses all through the story! Ruki and Reita are really adorable together, and for a while I really disliked(!) Aoi! LOL Good job!
matchst_ckmatchst_ck on October 3rd, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ah thank you very much!! Hopefully there will be more soon now that the Gazelive is over *sniff* I was too panicky for the couple of months beforehand to be able to write coherently at all >_< Again, thank you!
joannesamajoannesama on April 9th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
God this story is so perfect but it has been such a long time ;-;
I would love it if it was continued... But I don't really think it will ever happen