Beauty and the Immortal: It started with a dig

[Mature Content] Some things are best left undisturbed for a reason. Especially ones that are buried in the ground.  Thirteen years after the incident at Winchester Manor, Mallory Winchester resides with her uncle and his family. She is to wed a baron. However, Mallory faces betrayal. Desperate, she sets out looking for the buried artefact that she once believed was a joke told by her grandmother.  But what do you do if you don't find the object, but a person instead? And not just any person, but an immortal being who was never meant to see daylight ever again.  Mallory is convinced that whoever created Hadeon Van Doren must have mixed in generous doses of evil, sadistic nature, and dangerously handsome looks. Now, besides her initial problem, she must find a manual to tame this person who is looking at her as if she is his next meal, as well as tame her. 

ash_knight17 · Fantasy
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On the rooftop

Mallory chose not to stay in her room. Instead, she wandered around the castle until she found the stairs leading to the roof. Feeling as if Ivy was spying on her, she thought being away from prying eyes would do her some good.

Pulling a cigar from her pocket, she placed it between her lips. Click! The lighter appeared out of nowhere, casting a flickering flame that danced at the end of the cigar.

"A little too addicted to the taste of smoke, aren't we?" Hadeon's voice cut through the silence, startling Mallory slightly. She hadn't expected him to appear beside her, his golden eyes now dark red, staring back at her with a wicked smile.

"Your heart is going to darken sooner than I expected. Or the lungs," he said as the cigar burned, flicking the lighter closed. "What are you doing up here all alone, like a ghost?"