So, it's that time. Haven't you been waiting to hear from the stars of the newest book. Vlad the Impaler, Dracula, and a host of other names, paired with Vax King, the Chosen of Hecate and Heir of Mjolnir. I'm pretty sure no one saw this pairing coming, because I sure in the hell didn't. They met in the book, Heir of Mjolnir. There was a bit of sexual tension there, but nothing major. Vlad was Vax's test. So how the hell did these two end up together? Well, you'll have to read the book for the exact answer to that. Right now, we're talking to them about everything else.
Drako: So, Vlad, it's been a while since I talked with you, but I never got the chance to really talk to Vax here.
.Vlad: It has been far too long since our last meeting. You look well.
Drako: And you're still an enormous flirt.
Vax: That's not likely to ever change. Long as he keeps it at flirting.
Vlad: *grins at Vax* Now why would I ever do anything more than that with others?
Vax: You wouldn't, if you know what's good for you.
Drako: So, that's an interesting dynamic. Looks to me like you two are the exact opposite of what we'd all have expected when I wrote Heir of Mjolnir.
Vax: Well, that was an introduction, I guess. Being tested and having to prove myself. I was still a novice.
Vlad: A very lucky novice, I might add.
Vax: You seem upset? Mad that you got your ass kicked?
Vlad: I would hardly say I had my ass kicked. I was starved. I'd been asleep for decades. There's something to be said for a long period of time without blood.
Vax: Excuses, excuses.
Drako: You have definitely come out of your shell. So, you two really are interesting to watch. I never pictured Vlad being in any way submissive.
Vlad: I never saw it in myself, either. It would appear that the gods know best. There is something so interesting about allowing myself to surrender to Vax. I've never even tried it before.
Vax: I'm not used the dominant and submissive roles, really. I'm no saint, and I sure the hell wasn't a virgin when I met him. I'm a college student after all. I just did what I was told and it still seems to work.
Drako: Can't be bad having the king of vampires at your beck and call.
Vax: *laughs* It's never dull, that's for sure.
Drako: So Vlad, we see in this book some of that legendary prowess, and you let us in on a glimpse or two of your past. You and Andreas have some secrets to share.
Vlad: I have many secrets, some of which may remain secret, but yes, Andreas and I have a history. A dark one, and you'll be telling it all too soon.
Drako: Oooo, more to look forward to. Does Vax know all this?
Vlad: After the events of our story, it's safe to say Vax knows the entirety of my past.
Drako: I have an idea of it already. Vax, any thoughts on it?
Vax: Not my place to judge. We all have a past, and we all serve the gods. For those of us that serve directly it means doing a lot of things we don't like and might later feel guilt for. I haven't hit that point with Hecate, but I don't have the power that Vlad and Andreas have, and I'm a lot younger.
Drako: So is it safe to say you and Andreas feel some form of regret about this shared history?
Vlad: I do not regret aiding him, but some of the things we did, and the methods we used, I'd rather not have used. But my regrets are nothing compared to his. As powerful as I am, I'm no match for Andreas.
Drako: We've seen Andreas in action. We've seen you in action. You look about even.
Vlad: *smiles* I'm glad you think so, but trust me, we're not. Andreas far surpasses every other child or servant of Jarel. What you've seen of him so far is a restrained Andreas. When he releases his real power, you'll understand why we all pale in comparison. I've seen him at full strength. He is very much his father's child in that regard.
Drako: Can't wait to finish writing that next story. So, back to you. How do you get along with Lita?
Vlad: We get along well. I am quite close with her father as well.
Vax: It's been a bit rough here and there between them.
Vlad: Well, yes, she did have a talk with me right before I met Vax's parents.
Vax: First I'm hearing of this.
Vlad: It was to be between us. She acted as only a true friend does. She threatened severely bodily harm including but not limited to castration and cauterization if ever I were to break your heart.
Vax: *smirks* Sounds like her.
Drako: And Merlin? What does he think of your relationship and how do you get along with him?
Vlad: He is a mystery to me as I am to him. We are both thought of as myths and legends even among our own kind. I'm not sure what exactly he thinks of me, but it would seem he doesn't disapprove.
Vax: Merlin is a mystery in a lot of ways, but he's pretty direct if he hates you. Ask him who his parents are and what they are, and you'll get the most cryptic answers ever. Ask him if he hates you, he's really quite blunt.
Drako: So what's next for the happy couple?
Vlad: Eternal happiness, such as it exists in our world.
Vax: But he's the king of the vampire race, and there are more stories of his race to tell, plus Andreas has the next story. We'll be around often enough for you.