Hide and Seek
Halloween night. One of Lestat's favourite holidays. At most times he would spend it with his lover and companion Louis, but this year Lestat invited all the Vampires around for a Halloween party in New Orleans. Lestat had asked Louis to post all the invitations; he was too over excited and had been running from shop to shop with Louis looking for the perfect costume.
On the night their house reminded Louis of Les Innocents. Lestat had placed candles, long skinny and white on every surface. There was a table in front of their fireplace with glasses and wine bottles filled with blood, all the sofas around the table in view of the fire. All the walls, Lestat had put paper over with the picture of stone walls, and had taken down all the paintings, frightening masks were placed everywhere and made Louis feed uneasy.
Lestat had dressed up for this occasion as a corpse. Louis looked at him in the doorway. He was wearing a black suit and tie; there were blood stains all over the white shirt. The tips of his hair were also covered in blood and were draped over his shoulders. Lestat had put on makeup. All around his eyes Lestat had put on black eye shadow, blood was dripping from the corner of his mouth down his chin staining his collar. He still looked handsome. Louis turned back to his book. Lestat stood in front of him.
"Well, what do you think?" Lestat asked "How do I look?"
"I think you look good Lestat" Louis said without looking up from his book
Lestat looked down at Louis's clothes, a green sweater and black trousers "Louis, you cannot be thinking of wearing that to a Halloween party"
Louis looked down at his clothes "I have nothing else for tonight"
Lestat smiled "Come" He took Louis's hand "I'll help you find something"
Armand had come to the party as a demon puppet. He had the wooden jaw line and joints drawn on his face, arms and fingers. He was wearing a Pinocchio costume with the hat and shoes and the face paint, he only didn't have the long nose. String was attached to his wrists and ankles which dragged across the floor.
Marius had come to the party dressed as a highway man. He had a black cloak and the wide brim hat. He had some pistols in his belt and a knife. Armand stared at him for the longest time.
Daniel had come dressed as jack the Ripper. He carried a small suitcase filled with different types of knifes. He obviously had the cap and hat and gloves. In his waistcoat he had a pocket watch on a gold chain.
David had come dressed as a ghost of his other self when he was an old man, a white suit, red tie and a cane, wrinkles were drawn on his face but he still looked youthful.
They were all on the sofa's watching the fire with Lestat waiting for Louis to come out.
"Louis, come on, show them what you're wearing" Lestat called white laughing
"No" Came Louis's voice from behind the door "I don't want to"
"Please come out" Armand begged "I want to see how Lestat dressed you"
They heard Louis sigh, a door opened, everyone turned around except Lestat who just looked at everyone's faces.
There stood Louis in the doorway. His costume was a pink bunny suit. He had the pink hood pulled up, floppy bunny ears stuck out, his black hair peeking out from the hood and draping over his neck. It was silent for a moment and the air was filled with silvery laughter. Louis bowed his head, Marius got up and went to him, and he threw his arm over his shoulder and guided him over to the sofas and sat him next to Armand. Armand wrapped his arms around Louis's neck.
"Don't worry Louis" He said and stroked Louis cheek with his thumb "I think you look adorable" Lestat took Louis's hand and pulled him onto his sofa, Louis let off a small cry. Lestat held Louis close.
"Don't even think about it Armand" Armand folded his arms across his chest and scowled. Marius looked at his fledgling, smiled and shook his head.
"What do we do now>" Daniel asked who was under the arm of David, eyes lit up when others saw them together
"Why not hide and seek?" David suggested
Lestat answered instantly for them and volunteered him to count first.
"No cheating Lestat ok" Warned Marius "And no reading thoughts"
"Fine, fine" Said Lestat, he turned to the wall and began counting
Everybody ran out of the room and up the staircase except David who ran into the closet next to the door they just ran through. Louis saw Armand run through a different door on the second floor; Louis ran into his own room but left the door ajar to watch Marius and Daniel run into different rooms. The air was filled with slamming doors for a bit and then there was silence. Louis closed the door and waited to be caught, and then he remembered the last times they played hide and seek Louis hid here and was found instantly.
Louis opened the door cautiously and peered out. No one was there. Louis looked across the hall to the other door; Lestat would not look for him in there. Louis opened the door fully, slipped through and closed; he padded across the floor and began to run in his bunny costume.
Suddenly the door just in front opened and Louis ran into Lestat's arm. Lestat gripped Louis tightly, Louis slipped but Lestat held onto his and began dragging Louis into the room and closing the door. Louis found himself laughing.
"Ok Lestat you got me"
Lestat pulled Louis to his feet. They were in Lestat's bedroom. Lestat raised Louis head and brushed some black locks out of Louis's eyes; he stroked Louis's cheek with the back on his hand, and then began to play with Louis's bunny ears.
"You do look adorable"
Lestat wrapped his arms around Louis's hips and pulled his towards him. He then began to push Louis to the bed, Louis's legs hit the bed and he went tumbling down onto the bed with Lestat on top of him.
"You are so cute"
Louis opened his mouth to say something but immediately felt Lestat's lips on his own. Louis felt Lestat's hand go into the hood and play with his hair. Lestat pulled away and Louis kissed Lestat's fingers by his lips.
"I Love you Lestat" Said Louis
Lestat smiled "I love you too Louis" He said and kissed him again, he pulled away "Happy Halloween" He said and kissed him again and again
"Where the Hell is Lestat!" Armand asked David
"I do not know" He said, Marius and Daniel came
"Had Lestat found you yet?" Daniel asked
Marius looked up, he closed his eyes and slowly nodded "I think I know what he's doing"