Ryou immediately moved under the covers and shivered slightly as he had never seen someone like that guy before.
Marik had a light tanned skin, his hair was wild and stuck up that he looked like a a dandy-lion flower, he looked even more intimidating than his old master, Bakura and Akefia put together. And that was saying something.
Akefia and Bakura moved in front of Ryou's shaking body that was under the covers as a shield, while they respected their king they were not going to risk anything should the man try to hurt Ryou.
"If we had known you were coming this early we would have had the place cleaned up" Bakura retorted "and could you please wait till we have got ourselves cleaned up and sorted our lover out? Your scaring him"
Marik raised an eyebrow but decided to listen to their request, he had more pressing matters to tell them about. He left the bedroom and went to wait in the living room.
Once they were sure he wasn't going to interrupt them again they quickly went under the covers to see Ryou about to nearly have a panic attack.
After a few minutes (felt like hours) of trying to calm him down and to proove that Marik was in no way evil or a murderer Ryou finally managed to get out of the covers and into the shower to get clean, Akefia and Bakura took another shower since it was clear that Ryou wanted to be on his own for the moment.
When they had finished they saw that Ryou had finished as well and was sitting on their bed still slightly shaking and looking unsure on what to do now.
Bakura sat next to him while Akefia went downstairs "Ryou, please don't be scared of him, he is our king and one of the last surviving members of our race, he has a mate so you don't have to worry about him going after you" he said in a surprisingly soft voice.
"What do you mean last surviving member?" Ryou asked, looking at Bakura in the face for the first time.
"Over the years hunters began to realise what we were so they thought it was wise to destroy us all, they nearly succeeded, me, Akefia and Marik are the only ones left" Bakura's face became distant as he remembered that night as if it were yesturday "although originally I was a human, Akefia offered to turn me when we both realised that we were soul mates, Akefia and Marik are only pure blooded vampires left"
Ryou nodded slowly and watched Bakura's face for a minute, then he slowly sat in Bakura's lap so he was straddling him before wrapping his arms around Bakura's neck before moving his face to where Bakura's neck met his shoulders.
Bakura allowed the scent of his third soul mate fill his nostrils, his vampire side was purring in delight, while it also demanded that he mate with the younger one Bakura managed to convince it that Ryou needed time after what had happened to him before, of course the vampire in him wanted to rip the hunter in half for even laying a finger on its mate, but was also willing to wait for the little one to be ready, after all, when the young one was ready the fun could really begin.
Bakura groaned when he realized what his vampire was planning to do when Ryou was ready, he was just glad that Ryou wasn't anywhere near the problem.
Ryou who didn't notice Bakura's discomfort just continued to nuzzle Bakura's neck and purring to the point where Bakura had to move him.
"Ryou, if you continue I don't think I will be able to stop" he managed to say without making it sound husky.
Ryou pouted but immediately backed down, he was already pushing it with what he just did, while he was okay with what they had been doing in bed (insert blush) he was still weary with anything further than that.
"We should hurry up and go downstairs before they think of we are doing something inappropriate" he winked at Ryou, hiding his smirk when Ryou blushed and looked away from him.
Ryou playfully whacked him on the arm before getting off the bed and waiting by the door for Bakura to take the lead.
Bakura quickly sorted himself out before grabbing Ryou's arm gently then leading him down the stairs, he paused for a moment just to see if there was any talking, there wasn't any, so either they were waiting for him or they heard them coming down stairs.
He quickly turned to Ryou "I know I trust my king but I want you to stay near me or Akefia as much as you can, he can be unpredictable at times"
Ryou nodded and placed his other arm on Bakura's and gently patted it, giving it a squeeze before letting go.
It turned out that Akefia and Marik were in the kitchen, when Ryou followed Bakura in there he realised that they were talking hushed tones and only Bakura knew what they were saying.
They stopped though when they smelt Ryou enter and both looked in the direction Bakura and Ryou came from, Bakura noticed Akefia's mouth twitch upward but why he didn't know.
Bakura made sure that Ryou was sitting at the Island table and placed one of his hands on top of Ryou's but out of Marik's eye sight, then he turned his attention to his king "now what was so important that you decided to come in unannounced in our home" he demanded.
Marik's face turned serious "as I said we have a serious problem, you are all aware of that Tea girl from Domino high?"
Akefia snorted "how could we not she has always been trying to go after me and Bakura, saying that we shouldn't be anywhere near someone who is as pure as Ryou, that she wants what is best for him"
As if she cared about my well being, Yami was the only one who actually tried to help me Ryou thought sadly.
"Well to put it simply she has been going around spreading rumors saying you two are dangerous criminals" Akefia and Bakura snickered "while also spreading stuff about you kidnapping other people and there has also been reports saying that people have been killed with a stake in the heart"
Both of them sobered up when they realised what he was saying, Ryou tensed at the atmosphere.
"Are you saying that Ryou's 'dad' has been the one killing the innocents" Akefia asked in a voice that promised death.
"Most likely" Marik replied as calmly as he could so that he wouldn't scare Ryou who was already pale from the news "since it is the end of school I would like your little blood donor to go into hiding"
"He isn't a blood donor" Bakura growled "he is our mate"
This made Marik curious but didn't say anything "fine then, if you want he can stay here but make sure it is fully barricaded, I do not want any of you getting killed, or do you want to stay in one of my safe houses?"
Akefia and Bakura looked at each other, mentally talking to each other, they both knew it would be best to stay in one of Marik's safe houses since it was fully equipped for emergencies as well as defenses, but the closest one was deeper in the city and looked like a gangsters hideout. They also didn't want to pressure Ryou.
"Let us think about it my King" Akefia said out loud "we will call you when we have an answer"
Marik left, leaving Bakura and Akefia alone with Ryou who looked like he was going to pass out. Bakura wasted no time in pressing a certain pressure point at the back of Ryou's neck (1), knocking the boy the out before he knew what was happening.
Akefia, who had picked the boy up carried him carefully up the stairs and into their bedroom, he left the boy in his clothes since he didn't want to risk freaking the boy out when he realised he had been changed into pajamas.
"Keep an eye on him, I'll go get some food and keep an eye out" Akefia instructed.
Bakura nodded, not removing his eyes from the frail body, he quickly went downstairs and made something small and simple for Ryou when he woke up, he carried the plate up the stairs and placed it on the table next to the bed, then he carefully sat on the edge of the bed deep in thought.
He could think of two things that would help their third mate, the first one was to do what Marik instructed and go deeper into Domino City, or they could make Ryou into one of them, but which one would Ryou go for? And was it safer than the other option?