Marius Brothers 4 Victor Victor Marius has watched as three of his brothers and some of their friends found their mates. He is happy for them. He truly is. But, as the oldest brother, he had thought that he would have found his mate by now. Malachi is half demon, and he has known nothing but pain and horror. Finding a chance to flee the cave where he's been a prisoner since birth, Malachi runs until the sun and its harmful rays take him down. When Victor sees the man lying on the side of the road, he stops to help but realizes something's not right. He's a demon. The man may smell like a demon, but he also smells like something else entirely.Victor's mate. Can Victor get past Malachi being half demon, and how can a soulless demon have a mate? Genre: Alternative (M/M or F/F), Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves Length: 36,683 words .
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DEDICATION To Dr. Christian Newton & everyone else at the Mountain View Vet: Thank you for helping to save Marius' life and getting us to the specialist he needed. We would never have made it through this without you, and I wouldn't have made it through without your support. You never complain about the middle of the night on-call phone calls you get from me, freaking out once again because I'm scared. And I swear your staff doesn't even seem like they roll their eyes when they hear my name. Plus the way pup loves on everyone when we have an apt, shows me the quality of care you give when I'm not there. Thank you for giving him the continued help he needs to recover fully and constantly checking up on us and his progress. You've all gone way above and beyond and it's very apparent this is more than just a job to everyone in that office. You guys are the best part of my move to small town, WY. .
VICTOR Marius Brothers 4 JOYEE FLYNN Copyright © 2011 Chapter 1 Everyone was finding their mates, well, everyone but me it seemed. Micah had found his by landing his ass in Riley’s old hospital. Which was great, of course, because Riley helped heal my brother, too, so I was grateful they found each other. Remus found Noah Dragos when they were on a Council sanctioned mission. And the kicker was Noah had been living a few miles away the whole time. And again, I was thrilled that they found each other, I’ve never seen Remus so happy. A few months later Stefan went on a soul searching trip to New York to explore his repressed sexuality. He went to a human sex club and found his mate being held prisoner and brutalized. I mean how random is that? Patrick is a great person, exactly what my brother needed. He’s full of life, always eager to help out, and just a ball of energy. Riley found out Patrick was half vampire when he checked out Stefan’s mate, being a doctor and all. And then by some miracle, with Riley’s genius brain and modern science, Riley was able to force Patrick’s conversion to full vampire. Patrick was adapting to being a vampire like fish to water, and they were monumentally happy. .
Victor 9 Even Dillon, Noah’s older brother, had just found his mates on a mission to Ireland while I was gone. Identical twin mates. He got two, and I had none. Caleb went over to help with a mission along with my mated brothers and ended up having mates in the same family. I was happy for my friends; they deserved all the joy mating would bring. And I was miserable. I was jealous. And it made me feel like a complete douche bag. I was happy for them. I really was with all my heart. It wasn’t like I wanted to steal one of my brother’s mates. I just wanted to be happy, too. Shouldn’t the oldest find their mate first? I mean that seemed only fair to me. Isn’t that the old adage, age before beauty? I knew I wasn’t ugly by any means, and my brothers weren’t really any prettier than I was, since we all have the same chestnut brown hair and kelly green eyes. But I am the oldest. It was me, then Stefan, Gabriel, Micah, Virgil, Remus, and the baby Damian. I was eight hundred and ninety-five years old, and I thought it was my time to be happy and settle down. Did I say that to any of them? Hell no, I wasn’t a complete bastard. But it was hard to be around them in all their mating happiness and honeymoon antics all the time. So when the Council asked for a volunteer to investigate rumors of a pack of demons around the Mohegan Bluffs of Rhode Island, I immediately raised my hand. There were normal vampires who ranged in all shapes and sizes, just like humans did. Then there were some of us who were born warriors. When we went through our transitions at puberty to become full vampires who needed blood to survive, some of us grew massive. I’d been about five six before my transition at sixteen and then ended at six eight after it was over. Our large stature and ability to bulk on major muscle was what determined we would be warriors of our race. Why did strong, fast, almost invincible vampires need their own warriors? Demons. .
10 Joyee Flynn Demons were actually vampires once—vampires who decided they didn’t want blood to feed like the rest of us. They wanted it for the power, for the kill. Vampires, enforced by our various High Councils, lived by a strict code: Do no harm to humans, and hide all evidence of our existence from humans. In recent decades with blood banks everywhere, most owned by founding vampire families, we didn’t need to drink from humans to survive anymore. My father, Desmond Marius, had been one of the first vampires to start a medical company that had a plethora of blood banks. While the family made a lot of money selling the blood to covens all over the country, a lot of good was also done. He had instituted a program to pay college students great money for them to go donate every couple of weeks. Most inner cities had programs where you could get paid if you donated, but it was normally just a few bucks. Mother and Father had thought if there were any healthy adults who could use some extra pocket money, it was college kids. And it was all regulated so no one tried to donate too much and got hurt. Most of the blood didn’t end up going to vampires, probably less than twenty-five percent. The vast majority of it went for free to under-funded trauma centers. Father had always said that setting up the company had been a way to help us survive and hide who we were from the general population, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have a responsibility to help others out. We were getting a lot from the human population, it was important to give back. My family lived by that code in everything they did. Hell, my parents had seven children who all turned out to be warriors and served their race for centuries upon centuries. It was the right thing to do. We were born to help our people, so it never came into question that we would. And while some demons had once understood that, they chose the path to evil. They liked the thrill of the chase and slaughtering of humans, who just weren’t built to stop us if we wanted to hurt them. But even like .