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Chapter Three




It was just my luck of the blood drive draw that I’d get stuck with “her”. There was really nothing outwardly wrong with "her", and that was the problem. The girl was more than beautiful with her big and innocent teal eyes, petite little body, long chestnut hair that fell over her perfect breasts, and slender legs that were sexy as fuck in a short skirt. Not that I had noticed.

My problem with "her" consisted of the fact that I was about as smooth as sandpaper when it came to talking to someone like her. Although slutty girls would regularly approach me, I was tired of all the meaningless one-night stands. I had pretty much given up on having an actual relationship, and hadn't put the moves on anyone in, well, what year was it? It was going to be an awkward twenty minutes as I tried not to fumble and mumble like a fool, completely embarrassing myself in front of this beautiful girl.

Drawing blood from the sorority sluts didn't bother me since they were all superficial and shallow. They dressed and acted like they were sure things, but didn't understand why guys treated them that way. Their attention whoring was easy for me to ignore. But with "her", God she looked sweet and shy, not hung-over or slutty at all. But she was too young and innocent for me. And too gorgeous. That bastard fate was throwing her at me and laughing in my face because she was so damn perfect, and I knew I didn't have a chance in hell with someone like her.  

"Hi, um, she told me you were ready for me?" she said, in her sweet angelic voice that matched her appearance. Oh baby, I'm ready for you alright. Why don't you sit down on my lap and feel how ready I am for you?
Snap out of it Sam!

I couldn't immediately give the girl a verbal response. I was still taking inventory of her assets as she stood before me, my eyes transfixed as she brushed a strand of hair behind her ear like it was one of her nervous gestures.

"Yeah, sure, whatever," I said after I finally made my mouth work. That was my wonderful personality shining through right there. I either came across as a dick or a dork. Oh God, and she smelled good too - like fresh flowers on a spring day. Where the hell did that thought come from?

I realized I was still staring at her, which no doubt had made her more uncomfortable. A hint of red was starting to form on her cheeks. Oh, that so doesn't help. My mind was going through all the inappropriate things I wanted to do to her that would make her blush even harder. That short skirt made me want to bend her over and ... dammit! Putting those thoughts away for later fantasies, I finally cleared my mind enough to function, and tried to talk to her normally, or at least more professionally.

"Sorry, still asleep this morning. Have a seat and we'll get started," I said as I motioned for her to stretch out in the reclined chair beside my workstation.

My dick and I couldn't help but notice the way her jean skirt inched up over her knees as she stretched out, or how her button-up shirt pulled across her ample bust, showing the hint of her white bra underneath. This was going to be difficult.

I spun my rolling chair around, putting my back to her as I punched my junk ordering it to behave. I was acting like a fifteen-year-old boy instead of an eighty-four-year-old man with self-control. Although, I don't look anything like an eighty-four-year-old man. I'd only been twenty-six when I was turned, a long fifty-eight years ago.

Joselin had found me after I was walking home from a downtown bar on July 4, 1954. Some son of a bitch drunk driver had plowed over me and kept going. She gave me the choice of living a long time or dying right there. I was a coward, and too scared to die after I’d recently watched my parents and younger brother do it.  

Joselin had been like a second mother to me from that day forward. She had only been thirty-six-years-old when she was turned, but she'd been a vampire since 1790. She insisted I move out of my shithole apartment I paid for with minimum wages from the factory, and into her large, two story plantation home just outside of the city. I'd been a slacker and just lived with her for the next thirty years until she remarried, and I finally decided to live on my own. Now Joselin was really the closest thing to family I had left. That reminded me, her birthday was coming up next week and I needed to send her a card.

Back to the blood mobile and "her". I should probably find out her name and get to work instead of just sitting here in silence eye-fucking her.

"I'm Sam by the way. Thanks for donating today,” I told her as I put on a pair of latex gloves.

“I’m Kate. Kate Adams," she said shyly, then looked down at her hands in her lap, blushing even harder.

I looked her over again, being less perverted this time and more professional.

"How much do you weigh?" I asked, wondering if her tiny frame actually met the damn weight requirement to donate.

"Excuse me?" she asked as she looked up, surprise showing on her face from what was usually a very personal question for most women.

"Well, you need to weigh at least a hundred and ten pounds to donate, and you look like you might be under that."

"I weigh a hundred and ten pounds," she said defensively, but I wasn't convinced.

This girl was determined to donate blood, the consequences to herself be damned. It showed just how sweet and kind she was. It wasn't like I was going to refuse to let her donate. I wanted to keep her here beside me for as long as possible. I just hoped she wouldn’t pass out after she left that chair. I’d make sure she was okay before I let her leave. She may need to stay here even longer than normal just to be safe.  

Getting on with it, the first step was for me to prick her with the finger-stick to check her hemoglobin. She extended her soft delicate hand to me and I tried to hold it gently even though I knew it was going to pinch like a son of a bitch. I only had to squeeze three drops of her blood directly into the blue copper sulfate to make sure she had enough iron to make it sink. Yep, her blood was good to go.

Instead of wrapping the Band-Aid around the small gash on her finger, I wanted to stick it in my mouth and suck it dry. That sure as fuck would get me fired, I thought with a smile as I reluctantly taped up her finger.  

I had to slide my chair closer to her to tie the rubber band around her lovely upper arm and make a tourniquet. That only put me closer to her oh-so-perfect breasts that I wanted nothing more than to reach out and touch. I sighed at my total lack of professionalism as I swabbed the area around her vein with alcohol, probably a little longer than was necessary, then it was show time.

I handed her the red stress ball and told her to start squeezing, and oh and I had something else I'd really like to have her squeeze.

"Okay, are you ready?" I asked, trying not to look at her beautiful face and get distracted again, or her chest, or legs, or where her skirt was riding up. Yeah, I just needed to focus on the inside of her arm.

"Go ahead, I just don't want to watch while you do it," she said as she turned her head to the side and started squeezing the squishy ball. Her already fair skin had gone a shade paler.

"Alright, here we go. You're going to feel a sting but I'll try and make it as quick and painless as possible," I told her. I jabbed the needle in as gently as I could, but still made her flinch, then the worst was over. 

"Are you okay?" I asked after I taped the needle down.

“Yeah, that wasn't so bad," she said as she let out the breath she’d been holding and finally turned her head to look up at me. Damn she was beautiful.

"Good,” I told her with a smile. “It'll probably take about fifteen minutes to fill up the bag, then you'll need to eat and drink something before you leave." I looked down to check on the progress in the bag.

"Oh shit!" I said covering my mouth before I could stop the outburst. The other four people on the bus had stopped what they were doing to turn around and look at me. I tried to think of a cover-up.

"Sorry," I said. "She just has really good veins," was all I could come up with. I was such an idiot.

My real surprise had been the color of her blood as it settled in the bag. It was almost black.







Lane Hart was born and raised in North Carolina. She continues to live in the south with her husband, two daughters, and several pets named after
Star Wars


When Lane's not writing or reading sexy novels, she can be found in the summer on the beaches of the east coast, and in the fall watching football, cheering on the Carolina Panthers.


Her current work in progress is
Blood Loss
, the third book in the Bound by Blood series, as well as new stories in the All In series.


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