Author: Lycanthrophile
Vampire the Masquerade
Type: slash
Rating: PG 13
Characters/Pairings: Clinton Host/Calvin Bainbridge
Warnings: violence, strong language, characters death
Disclaimers: The Vampire the Masquerade/World of Darkness setting and characters are owned by White Wolf Publishing. No copyright infringement intended.
 Just because an undead heart can’t beat doesn’t mean that it can’t break.

Carl Dane never thought that about Clinton Host.  But when he is handed a box of letters written by Clinton to his lover Calvin Bainbridge, he is forced to reconsider what he thought he knew about the Kindred he claimed as his sire, as well as what he thought he knew about himself and the rest of Clinton’s childer and grandchilder.

Seeking to free himself from the tangled web of lies, he shares the revelations in the letters with one of his enemies, the Cainite sired by his Carl’s own lover.  Acting from a need to form some sort of family, and like any good storyteller, he reads Thorn the letters. Will this bring them closer together, or drive them further apart?

Notes: Thanks to Julie for allowing me to borrow her characters, even though they are offstage for most of the time.

Thanks to Isabella for telling me that it was a wonderful story, even if she didn't understand what was going on half the time.

Thanks to xsilverdreamsx for the wonderful artwork and fanmix.

This story was written for the 2011
Vampire Big Bang.

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