The Culmination of Time
Book 5 of 'The Course of Time' saga
Marius A. Smith
Copyright 2012 Marius A. Smith
Published by Marius A. Smith at Smashwords.
All historical individuals or places mentioned or referred to in this book are portrayed in a purely fictitious sense. All other characters are purely fictitious, and no resemblance to individuals living or dead is intended.
Chapter 1: The Last Sapphire
William, Larissa, Luke and Cerah trudged back towards the graveyard in disappointment. They'd been hoping to dine at a classy restaurant owned by a gentleman named Tom, where Luke had assured them they could get a good steak with roasted vegetables and some of the best fresh bread in Leeds. As it happened, Tom's venue was closed for the day in preparation to cater for the wedding of a nobleman that would take place later that evening at the groom's family estate. Through the windows, the group of vampires had seen the waiting staff scurrying about, preparing to load the required foods, beverages, cooking pots and utensils into coaches for transport. Another place that Cerah had recommended, owned by a man named Cuthbert, was also closed due to a death in the family.
William's long dark grey coat blew about as a wind built up. Beneath it he wore a long sleeved black cotton shirt to match his black pants and boots. Larissa, William's wife, wore an outfit that was entirely black. She'd had it tailor made on the planet Melhandur. Her thinner knee-length suede jacket blew about more freely than William's. She also wore black boots, with a diagonally cut skirt over her pants, and also a tight waistcoat over her blouse. Luke and Cerah, who were also married, were still dressed in formal late eighteenth century attire, which they were both quite keen to be rid of.