Flash Fiction Prompt…Fight
Mine by Lily Graison
(531 words) – Original Characters
© 2012 Lily Graison. All Rights Reserved
“You want to fight me?”
“That’s what I said!”
Kieran scratched his head as he looked at the brute before him. “I just asked if I could buy her a drink. I wasn’t moving in on your girl.”
“I’m not his girl.” The brunette he’d spent the last half hour watching stood and placed her hands on her hips. She cocked her head to one side and threw a glare at the brute. “Get lost, Mack. The restraining order says you can’t be anywhere near me.”
Restraining order? Kieran looked from the brunette to the brute and shook his head before lifting his hands, palms out. “Look. This is all one big misunderstanding. I just offered a pretty girl a drink. I don’t want to get in the middle of a domestic dispute.”
The brunette smiled at him before crossing the distance and taking his arm. “There is no dispute. This lunk-head can’t take no for an answer. Now, if I’m not mistaken, you offered me a drink and I’m dying of thirst.”
Kieran followed her back to the bar, ordered her drink and watched her take a sip before looking over his shoulder. The brute was still there. Still staring a hole in the back of his head. Regardless of what this little beauty said, he’d not walk away from this without a fight. Was it worth it?
When she turned and smiled at him, he decided it was. He winked at her before standing to his full height and turning to face the irate man at his back. “What do you say we just get this over with? I really don’t feel like looking over my shoulder all night.”
“Fine by me!”
Kieran nodded his head and smiled. “Right then.” Glancing back at the brunette, he said, “This will only take a moment.”
He followed the brute out back and when the man turned, he used the one weapon that seemed to work the best. He smiled, showed his fangs, and lunged. The brute screamed, tried to run, but failed. When his lifeless body hit the ground, Kieran wiped his mouth and returned to the bar.
When he spotted the brunette where he left her, he took his time walking back. Her glass was nearly empty and she smiled when he sat back down beside her. “I don’t think you’ll have to worry about him again,” he said. “Now, how about another drink?”
She smiled. “I’d love one.”
Kieran order her another drink and watched her take a sip before saying, “I don’t think you told me your name.”
“Oh!” She giggled and pushed her hair out of her eyes. “It’s Kiki.”
Kieran raised an eyebrow. “Kiki?” She nodded her head. Kiki. Could he spend eternity with a girl named Kiki? His teeth itched just looking at her. He didn’t know if eternity would work out but a few hundred years might. He smiled as she finished her second drink and ordered her another. At this rate she would be his before midnight. She’d have a hell of a hangover come morning but it wouldn’t last. Once she realized she was like him, she wouldn’t care. Vampires rarely did.