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Christine Feehan - Dark 07 - Da…

上传者: dierapunzel 2013-02-21 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《Christine Feehan - Dark 07 - Dark Dreampdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含DarkDreamChristineFeehanDarkSeriesbookPrologueThenightwasblack,themoonands符等。

DarkDreamChristineFeehanDarkSeriesbookPrologueThenightwasblack,themoonandstarsblottedoutbyominousswirlingcloudsgatheringoverheadThreadsofshinyblackobsidianspunandwhirledinakindoffury,yetthewindwasstillSmallanimalshuddledintheirdens,beneathrocksandfallenlogs,scentingthemoodofthelandMistsfloatedeerilyoutoftheforest,clingingtothetreetrunkssothattheyseemedtoriseupoutthefogLong,widebandsofshimmeringwhiteSwirlingprismsofglitteringopaquecolorsGlidingacrossthesky,weavinginandoutoftheoverheadcanopy,alargeowlcircledthegreatstonehousebuiltintothehighcliffsAsecondowl,thenathirdappeared,silentlymakinglazycirclesabovethebranchesandtheramblinghouseAlonewolf,quitelarge,withashaggyblackcoatandglitteringeyes,lopedoutofthetreesintotheclearingOutofthedarkness,onthebalconyoftherockhouse,afigureglidedforward,lookingoutintothenightHeopenedhisarmswideinawelcominggestureAtoncethewindbegantomove,asoft,gentlebreezeInsectstookuptheirnightlychorusBranchesswayedanddancedThemistthickenedandshimmered,formingmanyfiguresintheeerienightTheowlssettled,oneontheground,twoonthebalconyrailing,shapeshiftingastheydid,thefeathersmeltingintoskin,wingsexpandingintoarmsThewolfwascontortingevenasitleapedontotheporch,shiftingeasilyontherunsothatamanlanded,solidandwhole"Welcome"Thevoicewasbeautiful,melodious,asorcerer'sweaponVladimirDubrinsky,PrinceoftheCarpathianpeople,watchedinsorrowashisloyalkindredmaterializedfromthemist,fromtheraptorsandwolves,intostrong,handsomewarriorsFighterseveryoneLoyalmenTrueSelflessThesewerehisvolunteersThesewerethemenhewassendingtotheirdeathHewassentencingeachofthemtocenturiesofunbearableloneliness,ofunrelentingbleaknessTheywouldliveouttheirlonglivesuntileachmomentwasbeyondenduranceTheywouldbefarfromhome,farfromtheirkin,farfromthesoothing,healingsoiloftheirhomelandTheywouldknownohope,havenothingbuttheirhonortoaidtheminthecomingcenturiesHisheartwassoheavy,VladimirthoughtitwouldbreakintwoWarmthseepedintothecoldofhisbody,andhefeltherstirringinhismindSaranthaHislifemateOfcourseshewouldsharethismoment,hisdarkesthour,ashesenttheseyoungmentotheirhorrendousfateTheygatheredaroundhim,silent,theirfacesseriousgoodfaces,handsome,sensual,strongTheunblinking,steadyeyesofconfidentmen,menwhoweretriedandtrue,menwhohadseenhundredsofbattlesSomanyofhisbestThewrenchinginVladimir'sbodywasphysical,afierceburninginhisheartandsoulDeepPitilessThesemendeservedsomuchmorethantheuglylifehemustgivethemHetookabreath,letitoutslowlyHehadthegreatandterriblegiftofprecognitionHesawthedesperateplightofhispeopleHehadnorealchoiceandcouldonlytrustinGodtobemercifulashecouldnotaffordtoGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlbe"IthankallofyouYouhavenotbeencommandedbuthavecomevoluntarily,theguardiansofourpeopleEachofyouhasmadethechoicetogiveupyourchanceatlifetoensurethatourpeoplearesafe,thatotherspeciesintheworldaresafeYouhumblemewithyourgenerosity,andIamhonoredtocallyoumybrethren,mykin"TherewascompletesilenceThePrince'ssorrowweighedlikeastoneinhisheart,and,sharinghismind,thewarriorscaughtaglimpseoftheenormityofhispainThewindmovedgentlythroughthecrowd,ruffledhairwiththetouchofafather'shand,gently,lovingly,brushedashoulder,anarmHisvoice,whenitcameagain,wasachinglybeautiful"IhaveseenthefallofourpeopleOurwomengrowfewerWedonotknowwhyfemalechildrenarenotborntoourcouples,butfewerareconceivedthaneverbefore,andevenfewerliveItisbecomingmuchmoredifficulttokeepourchildrenalive,maleorfemaleThescarcityofourwomenhasgrowntocrisispointOurmalesareturningvampire,andtheevilisspreadingacrossthelandfasterthanourhunterscankeepupBefore,inlandsfarfromus,thelycanthroscopeandtheJaguarracewerestrongenoughtokeepthesemonstersundercontrol,buttheirnumbershavedwindledandtheycannotstemthetideOurworldischanging,andwemustmeetthenewproblemsheadon"Hestopped,onceagainlookingovertheirfacesLoyaltyandhonorrandeepintheirbloodHekneweachofthembyname,kneweachoftheirstrengthsandweaknessesTheyshouldhavebeenthefutureofhisspecies,buthewassendingthemtowalkasolitarypathofunrelentinghardship"AllofyoumustknowthesethingsIamabouttotellyouEachofyouweighyourdecisiononelasttimebeforeyouareassignedalandtoguardWhereyouaregoingtherearenoneofourwomenYourliveswillconsistofhuntinganddestroyingthevampireinthelandswhereIsendyouTherewillbenoneofyourcountrymentoaidyou,tobecompanions,otherthanthoseIsendwithyouTherewillbenohealingCarpathiansoiltooffercomfortwhenyouarewoundedinyourbattlesEachkillwillbringyouclosertotheedgeoftheworstpossiblefateThedemonwithinwillrageandfightyouforcontrolYouwillbeobligedtohangonaslongasyouareable,andthen,beforeitistoolate,beforethedemonfindsandclaimsyou,youmustterminateyourlifePlaguesandhardshipswillsweeptheselands,warsareinevitable,andIhaveseenmyowndeathandthedeathofourwomenandchildrenThedeathofmortalsandimmortalsalike"Thatbroughtthefirststirringamongthemen,aprotestunspokenbutratherofthemind,acollectiveobjectionthatsweptthroughtheirlinkedmindsVladimirhelduphishand"TherewillbemuchsorrowbeforeourtimeisfinishedThosecomingafteruswillbewithouthope,withouttheknowledge,even,ofwhatourworldhasbeenandwhatalifemateistousTheirswillbeamuchmoredifficultexistenceWemustdoallthatwecantoensurethatmortalsandimmortalsalikeareassafeaspossible"Hiseyesmovedovertheirfaces,settledontwothatlookedalikeLucianandGabrielTwinsChildrenofhisownsecondincommandAlreadytheywereworkingtirelesslytoremoveallthatwasevilfromtheirworld"IknewthatyouwouldvolunteerThedangertoourhomelandandourpeopleisasgreatasthedangertotheoutsideworldImustaskthatyoustayherewherethefightwillbebrotheragainstbrotherandfriendagainstfriendWithoutyoutoguardourpeople,wewillfallYoumuststayhere,intheselands,andguardoursoiluntilsuchtimeasyouperceiveyouareneededelsewhere"NeithertwinattemptedtoarguewiththePrinceHiswordwaslaw,anditwasameasureofhispeople'srespectandlovethattheyobeyedhimwithoutquestionLucianandGabrielexchangedonelonglookIfGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmltheyspokeontheirprivatementalpath,theydidn'tsharetheirthoughtswithanyotherTheysimplynoddedtheirheadsinunison,inagreementwiththeirPrince'sdecisionThePrinceturned,hisblackeyespiercing,probing,searchingtheheartsandmindsofhiswarriors"InthejunglesandforestsoffarofflandsthegreatJaguarhavebeguntodeclineTheJaguarareapowerfulpeoplewithmanygifts,greatpsychictalents,buttheyaresolitarycreaturesThemenfindandmatewiththewomenthenleavethemandtheyoungtofendforthemselvesTheJaguarmenaresecretive,refusingtocomeoutofthejunglesandminglewithhumansTheypreferthatthesuperstitiousreverethemasdeitiesThewomenhavenaturallyturnedtothosewhowouldlovethemandcareforthem,seethemasthetreasurestheyareTheyhave,forsometime,beenmatingwithhumanmenandlivingashumansTheirbloodlineshavebeenweakenedfewerandfewerexistintheirtrueformWithinahundredyears,perhapstwohundred,thisracewillceasetoexistTheylosetheirwomenbecausetheyknownotwhatispreciousandimportantWehavelostoursthroughnatureitself"Theblackeyesmovedoveratall,handsomewarrior,onewhosefatherhadfoughtbesidethePrinceforcenturiesandhaddiedatthehandsofamastervampireThewarriorwastallandstraightwithwideshouldersandflowingblackhairAtrueandrelentlesshunter,oneofsomanyhewouldbesentencingtoanuglyexistencethisnightThisfighterhadbeenprovenmanytimesoverinbattle,wasloyalandunswervinginhisdutiesHewouldbeoneofthefewsentoutalone,whiletheotherswouldgoingroupsorpairstoaidoneanotherVladsighedheavilyandforcedhimselftogivetheordersHeleanedrespectfullytowardthewarriorhewasaddressing,butspokeloudlyenoughforalltohear"YouwillgotothislandandridtheworldofthemonstersourmaleshavechosentobecomeYoumustavoidallconfrontationwiththeJaguarTheirspecies,asoursmust,willeitherfindawaytojointheworldorbecomeextinctlikesomanyothersbeforeusYouwillnotengagetheminbattleLeavethemtotheirowndevicesAvoidthewerewolfasbestyoucanTheyare,likeus,strugglingtosurviveinachangingworldIgiveyoumyblessing,theloveandthanksofourpeople,andmayGodgowithyouintothenight,intoyournewlandYoumustembracethisland,makeityourown,makeityourhome"AfterIhavegone,mysonwilltakemyplaceHewillbeyoungandinexperienced,andhewillfinditdifficulttoruleourpeopleintroubledtimesIwillnottellhimofthoseIhavesentoutintotheworldasguardiansHecannotrelyonthosemucholderthanheHemusthavecompletefaithinhisabilitytoguideourpeopleonhisownRememberwhoyouareandwhatyouare:guardiansofourpeopleYoustand,thelastlineofdefensetokeepinnocentbloodfrombeingspilled"Vladimirlookeddirectlyintothegazeoftheyoungwarrior"DoyoutakethistaskofyourownfreewillYoumustdecideNonewillthinkthelessofanywhowishtoremainThewarherewillalsobelonganddifficult"Thewarrior'seyesweresteadyonthePrinceSlowlyhenoddedacceptanceofhisfateInthatmomenthislifewaschangedforalltimeHewouldliveinaforeignlandwithoutthehopeofloveorfamilyWithoutemotionorcolor,withoutlighttoilluminatetheunrelentingdarknessHewouldneverknowalifemate,butwouldspendhisentireexistencehuntinganddestroyingtheundeadChapterOnePresentDayThestreetswerefilthyandsmelledofdecayandwasteThedrearydrizzleofraincouldnotpossiblyGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmldispeltheoffensiveodorTrashlitteredtheentrancestorundown,crumblingbuildingsRaggedsheltersofcardboardandtinwerestackedineveryalleyway,everyconceivableplace,tinycubiclesforbodieswithnowhereelsetogoRatsscurriedthroughthegarbagecansandgutters,prowledthroughthebasementsandwallsFalconmovedthroughtheshadowssilently,watchful,awareoftheseethinglifeintheunderbellyofthecityThiswaswherethedregsofhumanitylived,thehomeless,thedrunks,thepredatorswhopreyedonthehelplessandunwaryHeknewthateyeswerewatchinghimashemadehiswayalongthestreets,slippingfromshadowtoshadowTheycouldn'tmakehimout,hisbodyfluid,blending,apartofthenightItwasascenethathadbeenplayedoutathousandtimes,inathousandplacesHewaswearyofthepredictabilityofhumannatureFalconwasmakinghiswaybacktohishomelandForfartoomanycenturieshehadbeenutterlyaloneHehadgrowninpower,hadgrowninstrengthThebeastwithinhimhadgrowninstrengthandpoweralso,roaringforreleasecontinually,demandingbloodDemandingthekillDemandingjustonce,foronemoment,tofeelHewantedtogohome,tofeelthesoilsoakintohispores,tolookuponthePrinceofhispeopleandknowhehadfulfilledhiswordofhonorKnowthatthesacrificeshehadmadehadcountedforsomethingHehadheardtherumorsofanewhopeforhispeopleFalconacceptedthatitwastoolateforhim,buthewantedtoknow,beforehislifewasover,thattherewashopeforothermales,thathislifehadcountedforsomethingHewantedtoseewithhisowneyesthePrince'slifemate,ahumanwomanwhohadbeensuccessfullyconvertedHehadseentoomuchdeath,toomuchevilBeforeendinghisexistence,heneededtolookuponsomethingpureandgoodandseethereasonhehadbattledforsomanylongcenturiesHiseyesglitteredwithastrangeredflame,shininginthenightashemovedsilentlythroughthefilthystreetsFalconwasuncertainwhetherhewouldmakeitbacktohishomeland,buthewasdeterminedtotryHehadwaitedfartoolong,wasalreadyborderingonmadnessHehadlittletimeleft,forthedarknesshadnearlyconsumedhissoulHecouldfeelthedangerwitheverystephetookNotemanatingfromthedirtystreetsandshadowedbuildings,butfromdeepwithinhisownbodyHeheardasound,likethesoftshuffleoffeetFalconcontinuedwalking,prayingashedidsoforthesalvationofhisownsoulHehadneedofsustenanceandhewasathismostvulnerableThebeastwasroaringwitheagerness,clawsbarelysheathedWithinhismouthhisfangsbegantolengtheninanticipationHewascarefulnowtohuntamongtheguilty,notwantinginnocentbloodshouldhebeunabletoturnawayfromthedarkcalltohissoulThesoundalertedhimagain,thistimemanysoftfeet,manywhisperingvoicesAconspiracyofchildrenTheycamerunningtowardhimfromthethreestoryhulkofabuilding,aswarmofthem,rushingtowardhimlikeaplagueofbeesTheycalledoutforfood,formoneyThechildrensurroundedhim,ahalfdozenofthem,allsizes,theirtinyhandsslippingunderhiscloakandcleverlyintohispocketsastheypattedhim,theirvoicespleadingandbeggingTheyoungonesChildrenHisspeciesrarelycouldkeeptheirsonsanddaughtersalivebeyondthefirstyearSofewmadeit,andyetthesechildren,aspreciousastheywere,hadnoonetocherishthemThreewerefemalewithenormous,sadeyesTheyworetorn,raggedclothingandhaddirtsmearedacrossbruisedlittlefacesHecouldhearthefearintheirpoundingheartsastheybeggedforfood,formoney,foranylittlescrapEachexpectedblowsandrebuffsfromhimandwasreadytododgeawayatthefirstsignofaggressionFalconpattedaheadgentlyandmurmuredasoftwordofregretHehadnoneedofthewealthhehadacquiredduringhislonglifetimeThiswouldhavebeentheplaceforit,yethehadbroughtnothingwithhimHesleptinthegroundandhuntedlivepreyHehadnoneedofmoneywherehewasgoingTheGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlchildrenallseemedtobetalkingatonce,anassaultonhisears,whenalowwhistlestoppedthemabruptlyTherewasinstantsilenceThechildrenwhirledaroundandsimplymeltedintotheshadows,intotherecessesofthedilapidatedandcondemnedbuildingsasiftheyhadneverbeenThewhistlewasverylow,verysoft,yethehearditclearlythroughtherainanddarknessItcarriedonthewindstraighttohisearsThesoundwasintriguingThetoneseemedtobepitchedjustforhimAwarning,perhaps,forthechildren,butforhimitwasatemptation,aseductionofhissensesItthrewhim,thatsoftlittlewhistleItintriguedhimItdrewhisattentionasnothinghadinthepastseveralhundredyearsHecouldalmostseethenotesdancingintherainwetairThesoundslippedpasthisguardandfounditswayintohisbody,likeanarrowaimedstraightforhisheartAnothernoiseintrudedThistimeitwasthetreadofbootsHeknewwhatwascomingnow,thethugsofthestreetThebullieswhobelievedtheyownedtheturf,andanyonewhodaredtowalkintheirterritoryhadtopayapriceTheywerelookingatthecutofhisclothes,thefitofhissilkshirtbeneaththerichlylinedcape,andtheyweredrawnintohistrapjustashe'dknowntheywouldbeItwasalwaysthesameIneverylandEverycityEverydecadeTherewerealwaysthepackswhorantogetherbentondestructionorwantingtherighttotakewhatdidnotbelongtothemTheincisorsinhismouthoncemorebegantolengthenHisheartwasbeatingfasterthannormal,aphenomenonthatintriguedhimHisheartwasalwaysthesame,rocksteadyHecontrolleditcasually,easily,ashecontrolledeveryaspectofhisbody,buttheracingofhisheartnowwasunusual,andanythingdifferentwaswelcomeThesemen,takingtheirplacestosurroundhim,wouldnotdieathishandsthisnightTheywouldescapefromtheultimatepredatorandhissoulwouldremainintactbecauseoftwothings:thatsoftwhistleandhisacceleratedheartbeatAnodd,misshapenfigureemergedfromadoorwaystraightinfrontofhim"Runforit,mister"Thevoicewaslow,husky,thewarningclearThestrange,lumpyshapeimmediatelymeltedbackandblendedintosomehiddencrannyFalconstoppedwalkingEverythinginhimwentcompletely,utterlystillHehadnotseencolorinnearlytwothousandyears,yethewasstaringatanappallingshadeofredpaintpeelingfromtheremnantsofabuildingItwasimpossible,notrealPerhapshewaslosinghismindaswellashissoulNoonehadtoldhimthatapreliminarytolosinghissoulwastoseeincolorTheundeadwouldhavebraggedofsuchafeatHetookasteptowardthebuildingwheretheownerofthatvoicehaddisappearedItwastoolateTherobberswerespreadingoutinaloosesemicirclearoundhimTheywerelarge,manyofthemdisplayingweaponstointimidateHesawthegleamofaknife,alonghandledclubTheywantedhimscaredandreadytohandoverhiswalletItwouldn'tendthereHehadwitnessedthissamescenariotoomanytimesnottoknowwhattoexpectAnyothertimehewouldhavebeenabeastwhirlingintheirmidst,feedingonthemuntiltheachinghungerwasassuagedTonightwasdifferentItwasnearlydisorientingInsteadofseeingblandgray,Falconcouldseetheminvividcolor,blueandpurpleshirts,oneanatrociousorangeEverythingseemedvividHishearingwasevenmoreacutethanusualThedazzlingraindropswerethreadsofglitteringsilverFalconinhaledthenight,takinginthescents,separatingeachuntilhefoundtheonehewaslookingforThatslightmisshapenfigurewasnotamale,butafemaleAndthatwomanhadalreadychangedhislifeforalltimeThemenwereclosenow,theleadercallingouttohim,"Throwmeyourwallet"Therewasnopretending,nopreliminaryTheyweregoingtogetstraightdowntothebusinessofrobbing,ofmurderingFalconraisedhisheadslowlyuntilhisfierygazemettheleader'scockystareTheman'ssmileGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlfaltered,thendiedHecouldseethedemonrising,theredflamesflickeringdeepinthedepthsofFalcon'seyesWithoutwarning,themisshapenfigurewasinfrontofFalcon,reachingforhishand,draggingathim"Run,youidiot,runnow"Shewastuggingathishand,attemptingtodraghimclosertothedarkenedbuildingsUrgencyFearThefearwasforhim,forhissafetyHisheartturnedoverThevoicewasmelodic,pitchedtowra

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