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Important note!!! before you read: This story takes place in the future after Aiya has grown up. Mr China does not need food to survive but he does get horrible and cranky if he doesn’t eat.

I’m honestly not much of a writer but I had this idea and I really wanted to write it…


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Soft low growls emitted from within the depths of the dark cave. The Chinese vampire was sitting in the very back, his talismans-covered hands scratching against the earth irritably. He gritted his teeth tightly, trying his damnedest to keep his cravings for blood down. Normally he could keep it down by consuming other kinds of food, but recently his hunts had not been going so well. It was hard to get proper food when you’re a 6 feet tall hopping undead, and with feelings and a conscience no less. He refused to kill any living creature just to satisfy his own hunger.

Now he had to face the consequences. Without being able to appease his craving, he would get irritable. If it kept up, he might even go crazy. He could already feel his sanity slipping a little. The shadow of his former self was still present in him and trying to keep it down was difficult. He was still a monster deep down.

Just then, a familiar silhouette appeared at the mouth of the cave. It was none other than his daughter, Aiya. He was happy to see her but at the same time, he did not want her to see him like this. In his current cranky mood, he was afraid if he’d do something he might regret.

"Daddy! I’m back! How have you been?" she chirped as she entered the cave, her shoes making a bit of noise as she traversed across the grounds towards him. It wasn’t that loud honestly, but his senses were sharp and that little noise was enough to annoy him.

"I’m fine," he grumbled back in response, immediately regretting it. Now she was probably going to ask him about it.

"You don’t sound fine. What is wrong?" she knelt down beside him, looking concerned. When he didn't respond, she reached up to put a hand on his arm. “Come on, Dad, you know you can tell me—"

"I said I’m fine!" his voice raised considerably, his eyes seemingly flared in the dark, snatching his arm away from her. She let out a gasp in shock and pulled back, hurt written on her face which quickly made his non-existent heart break. He put his face in his hands and sighed heavily.

"Aiya, I’m…" he muttered softly. "I’m so, so sorry. This… This is just not my day. I’ll be better tomorrow, I promise." To be honest, he wasn't even sure if tomorrow would be better. It might very well just get worse for him. The possibility is always there.

"I think I just need some air," he finally said when she had remained silent. He rose up from the floor and headed for the exit. But a hand took hold of his own, stopping him.

"Daddy… It’s the hunger spells, isn’t it?"

He looked bewildered. He had never told her before. “How did you know?"

She sighed, standing up as well. “This isn’t the first time, Dad. There are other times you’re like this but once you start eating, you get back to normal."

He looked away, slightly embarrassed. “It is that obvious, huh?"

She stepped into his vision, her expression a serious one this time. “I want you to have my blood."

His eyes widened and he froze. “Wh-what?" was all he managed to utter.

"You heard me, Daddy. I want you to bite me." Her voice was full of confidence, as if she had been thinking over this for a long time.

He frowned, still baffled. “Do you realise the severity of your request? No. No, Aiya, I can’t. I /won’t/." He turned away, trying to dismiss the idea from his mind. His cravings were screaming at him to take the offer but how could he? She stepped into his field of vision once more, insisting that he take her blood. And once again, he refused. What kind of father would he be if he had bitten his own daughter?

"Daddy, please… I want to help you." She sounded so sincere. “You never had an easy time raising me. Every time you managed to get food, you've always prioritised me, leaving little to nothing for yourself. You don’t know how bad that makes me feel! I love you so much, Daddy and it hurts me more to see you like this! So please…"

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fists, still trying to hold back his urges. He turned back to look at her, leaning down low to look her in the eyes, his expression a stern one. As he spoke, his voice was a guttural growl. “Are you certain about this, Aiya? It /will/ be painful."

Unfazed by his warning and as a response, she stripped herself of her jacket and tugged on the collar of her shirt, tilting her head to one side and exposing her neck to him. He stared at the offered flesh, so many things running through his mind at once. He studied her eyes once more and then hesitantly brought up his large hands to her. He gently picked her up, raising her to his level and cradling her in his arms softly. Deep down he knew this was a prevention to something far worse. He did not want to think of what would happen if his appetite was not appeased. The monster in him would not be as lenient.

He made eye contact with her one more time. “I’m sorry…"

And with that, he leaned in, his jaws separating, revealing the rows of sharp teeth lining the inside of his mouth. Aiya closed her eyes when she felt his hot breath against her neck, bracing herself. In a few moments, she felt the tips of his fangs pressing to her skin and gently sinking into the flesh. She gasped softly and squeezed his shoulders. It was painful and she bit on her lip to suppress it, allowing only quiet whimpers to escape.

The Chinese vampire shuddered as he felt the taste of her rich warm blood flowing down his throat. He couldn’t help but let out a growl of delight. It had been so long since he tasted something as sweet as this. His body twitched as he tried to compose himself and the monster within. He drew more blood from her, drinking it down hungrily. At the same time, his hand softly stroked and caressed her back in an attempt to comfort the girl and get her tensed muscles to relax.

Her groans eventually softened and the tight hold she kept on his shoulders was released. It was still uncomfortable and the pain was still there, but it had subsided considerably and it didn’t felt as bad as it had initially. She went limp, entrusting herself to him completely.

They remained that way for a while before she finally let out a suppressed groan, and her grip on his shoulders tightened again, successfully bringing his attention back to her. She was already starting to feel weary and drained. He understood immediately, and forced himself to remove his fangs from her. His entire being trembled as he savoured his last mouthful of blood, a deep content purr escaping from him. He leaned back in and licked her neck softly, cleaning her wounds. It took all of him to keep himself from plunging back in.

When he was done, he pulled back and looked to her, worried. “Are you all right, Aiya?"

She did not say anything, but instead smiled at him and nodded weakly. Her father pulled her in for a hug, his voice cracking slightly as he started to sob. “I am so sorry…"

"Daddy it’s fine," she raised her hand to pat him on his shoulder. “Did you like that?"

"Yes… Yes I did… Thank you. My beautiful girl… I would be nothing without you." He nuzzled her lovingly, speaking in between his sobs. She only smiled and kissed him on his forehead. “I love you, Daddy… I-If you don’t mind, I would like to get some rest now."

"Yes… Yes of course. You must rest." He carried her over to her makeshift bed and laid her down softly, leaning down to give her forehead a kiss as well. “Good night, Aiya. Daddy loves you too."

"Good night," she yawned softly with a smile. She turned over on her side and curled up under the sheets, falling asleep almost instantly. Throughout the night, the Jiang Shi kept his watchful eyes on her.
Woahhh lamest title ever.

I KNOWW THERE ARE TONS OF MISTAKES IN THIS. Like for example I keep switching tenses, amongst other things. But I really don't care lawl. I'm not a writer and I'm not that interested in writing. >_>

But I had this idea and really wanted to write it anyway. (Because drawing a comic to this instead will kill me.)

So yes,
Critique not desired.

I'm honestly extremely insecure about my English and my writing and it's taking a lot out of me to even put this on here.
Fun fact: I tried to upload this a few days ago but then I chickened out (':






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(C) to me, *Digimitsu
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is really good.  I really like how you captured the emotional bonds between Mr. China and Aiya.
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Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... great story so far :) 
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SaphiraPrimeAutobot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
good story i think ud be a great wrighter if u tryed and put ur mind to it ud make some great storys for Mr. China and Aiya 
and Btw Awsome Charicters
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DenisseBloodShandow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This history.......made me think.......
Darfon: that if a sacrifice....
Rane:.....
Pd.
VERY GOOD STORY THE PUT IN MY FAVORITES
by the way I love your drawings of Mr China is also have a talent for this
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incidentally while reading your story heard this song 
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samthefox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I......LOVED THIS amd your a very good writer, ive read it at least 10 times now and i keep wanting to read it
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha wow thank you very much! That makes me very glad! :aww:
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samthefox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im very glad it does keep up the great work
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Kurrona Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a good job displaying emotion in the text here. I am impressed ^^

*le moar tears*  Aiya...you're a sweet girl. Caring for your daddy and all.
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much uvu
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Bunni89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually teared up, this is really heartwarming and yet bittersweet at the same time.
I was worried from the title that it'd be some weird cliche "oh no he snaps from hunger and accidentely hurts his loved one and has VAMPIRE ANGST" plot, so this was pleasantly surprising. It's nice to see a vampire who isn't evil, yet still has to deal with the problems of his condition, yet they aren't simplified and reduced to "oh no, OCCASIONALLY he's evil!!" It feels less like he's fighting against himself and more like he's just dealing with symptoms of a disability.
It's odd how much his status as a Jiang Shi seems like an integrated part of his character... even though he doesn't like it, you can sorta tell that he.. accepts it? He believes that it's not something that was DONE to him, it's now.. him. He used to be someone else but now he's this, and it may not be what he wants but he won't hate HIMSELF because he's dead.
You have an amazing ability to write characters realistically and give so many hints towards motives and personality without saying it outright. It's really fun to try and work out the nuances of these guys and make theories, and it's exciting every time you reveal more about them through the askbox :3
So basically... I love these two!!! And especially this story!! And I wanna ramble words about it!! XD
Keep up the excellent work!
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha oh man that cliche plot LOL I don't like that cliche thing. Accidentally snapping and hurting his loved ones lmao. I'm actually not fond of vampires so I try to avoid making him too much like one.

And ahhh thank you so much C: I enjoy your long comments haha. They're nice to read. Not like those other one word comments. I like it when people tell me more about how they feel and why they like the character (if they do), rather than just saying "nice" and walk away.

I had another deviation where I asked people to let me know why they like Mr China and I realised that there are more people paying attention to him than I actually know. And it was nice to discover that.
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Bunni89 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yeah XD It's so overused that there's no drama out of it. And there's not really any drama anyway because its like.. you didn't do it. You temporarily got possessed by some abstract made-up "evil side" or an overdose of hunger hormones in slightly more realistic media. It just looks like a guy with a mental illness being shamed for having an attack, and running away from humanity and living in a cave, or killing yourself via sunlight because your mental illness apparantly makes you less than human.
Well obviously they're less than human, but I mean I dislike the treatment of "not human" being supposed to mean "not capable of rational thought, love, morality.." or even "not worth living".
And even when they don't do that, it's like "living with a mental/physical disability that makes him ugly and unable to function socially is SO HORRIBLE that he doesn't want to live anymore!!" Gee, thanks.
So I really love how Mr. China is definately filled with the desire to "live" despite being dead, and it's not like his life is unending horror and he spends every second of every day whining about how bad his condition is. He doesn't have to ADORE being a Jiang Shi, but he doesn't build his whole character around being angsty and he doesn't let it stop him from moving forward. And he definately doesn't let it stop him from stretching his heart muscles and being an incredibly nice guy and a brilliant father :D
It's realistic. A guy who's blinded might be chronically depressed at first but it doesn't destroy his entire life even if things have changed and certain abilities are now gone. And eventually he'll just adapt and be able to laugh and cry and care about other things. He might not totally love being blind and be happy that it happened, but.. well he'd probably go "it's not a big deal" and focus on more important current problems such as whether his fave sports team will win the championship XD

Yay, someone likes my rambling!! :dance: What a relief XD i'll try and give you long comments in the future! I usually try and censor myself because it seems that most people on this site WANT the "lol nice" comments. 9I hate them too) I can't stand doing those myself so I tend to just fave stuff and walk away.. it's pretty much exactly the same thing XD
So be happy that your characters are so awesome that I can't just sit by and be silent! :D

You're lucky to have such awesome fans, dude. I'm way jealous! XD
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha Mr China did want to cease "living" at first. It's just that his spirit just wanted to be laid to rest. When you're from centuries ago and you end up in a modern world, it's really confusing and very scary. Everyone you ever knew is long gone and dead. You're pretty much extremely alone and on your own and looking like he is, it would be very hard to get help. He also does not want to alert people to his existence.

He tried to get rid of the talismans at first by setting himself on fire but that did not work lawl. He doesn't feel physical pain so that really did nothing to him, except to lose his previous head lawl.

At first he does mourn a lot. He's a grieving ghost. He mourns for his past life, his family, losing everything etc.

But he's very noble. When people visited him on that ask blog, he will put aside his sad feelings and whatever and will not let people know just how sad he is.

But yes, now he's getting used to being the way he is. He does not grieve any more and he has stopped looking for ways to destroy the talismans, because he knows someone else needs him and that's Aiya.
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Bunni89 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's kinda what I meant, it's entirely possible he had a manic episode and a death wish at first and I wouldn't have blamed him for trying to die. It's just... once that's over you've got to come to terms with what you are and see that it's not the end of the world. It would have been horrible and unendingly sad if he'd succeeded at killing himself before realizing he had reasons to live. That's what bugs me about most "symapthetic" angsty vampires, you lost all sympathy when they just STAY like that, they're depressed cos of dumb reasons like self hatred or "all monsters are evil" instead of rational shock, grief and the pain of adjusting. And they just never heal, and they take it out on everyone, and if they commit suicide it's portrayed as morally correct and "yay they are happy now, and they could NEVER have been happy while undead". No, that is not right. Suicide is a horrible thing, it's a loss of so much potential. You shouldn't be cheering it on, you should be running in to stop that guy and tell him that his circular logic is completely false and there's hope of a better tomorrow.. he WILL heal and he WILL live.
I mean geez this sort of cliche story helps provoke real-life attitudes that disabled people should be euthanized "so they don't suffer anymore". Better to suffer than to be FUCKING DEAD. T^T Someone's life is never NOTHING but suffering, they have happy days too...

So yeah, I can completely sympathise with Mr. China's sadness but it also makes me super happy that he's got bright spots amoungst it and things are getting easier. He's so amazingly loveable because he's been through so much and has been so strong to endure it and decide to keep living and looking forward.. it really makes you wish him all the best in the future :3
And Aiya is like his ray of sunshine and it's beautiful!
haha.. okay I probably sound a lil dumb getting so emotional about a character but it just hits close to home. I think anyone who's been depressed and felt like life's not worth it.. they can sympathise with him and find the story as an inspiration.
Whereas normal vampire cliches are teh exact opposite and provoke really harmful attitudes T^T I pity anyone who sat down to read a cliche vampire novel to try and distract them from suicidal thoughts, eep..
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SketchedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Finally got a chance to read this and I just fell in love with these characters even more!!! And BTW, love your writing, I really got the emotions across! I should never write something... it is every reader's nightmare to understand my stuff...lol!
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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666satanschild666 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING u shouldn't think your a bad write cuz ur AWESOME :3 jus sayin
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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666satanschild666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np it really is an awesome story :) I almost cried XD
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Crazybandit1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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5-Skulls Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
You should be more confident in your English and writing! The story was touching and very well written.
And there's more to a writer than just the writing part, you know. Mr China and Aiya are well developed, and everyone loves them a lot.
So you're a good artist and writer ~
I hope you write more shorts. These two are too adorable for words. C:
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply but thank you very much (: I'm honestly not as good as others when it comes to writing but I'm glad it's good enough hahaha. I'm in the middle of writing another short but I don't know how long it would take.

Thank you :D
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5-Skulls Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
As I have been told with drawing, everyone starts off at not being good. (I've been afraid to start drawing again, because of what others will say/think) The same goes for writing. You have to start somewhere. You don't have to be the next Shakespeare when it comes to writing. Be proud of what you do, no matter where you are. :D
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IM-A-LITTLE-UNWELL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
........I have intense feels for these characers
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TRfER Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't say that
You're a great writer,great history :)
Hope to see more literature from you :P
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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SerinaNight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I like it. It's interesting. You wrote it well, the scene is rather creepy while still managing to maintain the intense feelings of both parties.
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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SerinaNight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
beautiful work Digimitsu! do you plan on writing more shorts?
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I get any ideas that's interesting enough haha. Writing is such a headache for me though LOL
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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Yay! Your writing is quite brilliant, with me I'm all over the place and I seem to leave out too much of certain things. =P
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josh54667 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I think you should have more confidence in your writing abilities. That was a very entertaining story. Mr. China has rapidly become one of my favorite characters from DA. Thank you for sharing this with us. Great job!
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! I really REALLY appreciate that <3
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josh54667 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
You're very welcome dear ^_^ I really find him an interesting character. Being good and a father and also well technically being a physical monster, but golden hearted on the inside. Again you're welcome :3 God bless.

P.S. I'm very flattered to get a response back as well :D
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AmbiguouslyAwesome1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've long proved that you were an amazing artist, but now it seems you've proven yourself to be a great writer as well! :D


The story was great and you are great. :D
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
afaflkj; I'm not as good as others honestly lawl but thank you so much C':
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EmbraceNightEternal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought I could love vampires again ever since the Twilight series... But you have proven me wrong! Mr. China has gotta be the most sweetest vampire I've ever known and seen! Your writing is really amazing no matter what you may think!
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I normally don't like vampires too but I'll make an exception to the jiang shi uvu
I'm glad you like Mr China! :D And thank you so much :hug:
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Yokaimoon666 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This was so cute >w<

This was just d'awww.

You should write more stories for Mr. China and Aiya because their relationship is something I would like to see explored. I would have honestly called this a Daughter's Devotion, due to her love and support for her father to be willing to give him her blood, even though she's not really his daughter of course.

Despite you being self conscious about your English, this was very well written and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I would give it some fancy title like what you said but sometimes I prefer to give it blunt, straightforward titles. Simply because it catches attention haha.

I'm glad you like the story and that you think my English is fine haha. I would write more if I have anymore ideas uvu
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GlassTalons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this story so much. And the thumbnail's gotta be my favourite picture of Mr China so far I think!
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you :aww:
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Masterzork Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd love some drawings of Aiya all grown up
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LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Shoo, feels, shoo! ̉nÓ This was very sweet ah ;u; :heart:
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ;v; :heart:
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ZeeNovos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful I got a bit teary and sobbed a bit. Mr. China is the most freaking adorable vampire ever, I swear.
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Digimitsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much ;__; :heart:
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ZeeNovos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, he is my fav character of yours. And you're welcome!
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Coffingeist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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