Every month, every single backer of our Patreon and ko-fi gets access to a brand new, six-month-exclusive free story! This month’s free story is Count the Number of Seeds by Lyn Weaver, the third story in the “Sunrise Over the Black Forest” universe; the first written (though third chronologically) is the erotica story We All Need to Get By (available in our webstore!) and the second, Things We Know, But Don’t Recall, is also erotica and is currently Patreon exclusive. Combined, the stories explore the meetings between Sevan, vampire and Lord of the Black Forest, and Kel, a less-than-innocent priest who takes over an abandoned church deep in the woods.
Title: Count the Number of Seeds
‘Verse: Sunrise Over the Black Forest
Author: Lyn Weaver
Genre: Fantasy with Technology, Gothic
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: interspecies relationship, m/m, relationship of convenience
Character Features: amnesia, in a religious order, immortal, magic use, nature spirit, non-human, vampire
Tags: church setting, fluff, past tense, pov third person limited, unreliable narrator, vampiric feeding (mentions of)
Kel was bent over the stage, attacking various stains with the concentrated effort of a man taking out his frustrations on something that couldn’t fight back. His golden hair was up in a messy ponytail, and he’d taken off his outer vestments, presumably to keep them clean.
Sevan wanted to tug that tail. To materialize beside Kel instead of meters away. To sink his teeth into the nape peeking out of Kel’s untidy dress shirt.
He carefully set that train of thought aside and tossed one of the apples up. It made a satisfying thunk when he caught it. “Good evening.”
“Hello, neighbour,” Kel said. He glanced up briefly, then went back to scrubbing. “You’re later than usual. I was starting to think you weren’t coming.”
Length: 9 pages/2,407 words
Best of all? This is only one of the TWENTY-FOUR stories you could read RIGHT NOW if you backed our Patreon or ko-fi for at least $3/month! And, as if that’s not enough, if you backed at $10/month or $25/month, you could access forty-seven stories posted for our backers, AND claim free stories from our webstore!
Intrigued? Back us on Patreon or ko-fi now, and find out what awaits Kel in the depths of the Black Forest…
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