Thirst by Sarah A. Hoyt
Approx. 7,170 words.
Published on January 26, 2012 by
All Hylas wanted to do was retain the affection of the Emperor. But though the vampire promised him eternal youth what he offered was something quite different. Soon, Hylas who had never understood love, would come to know thirst.
An honorable mention in the year's best horror and fantasy for 2004