Beltaine, an advanced spiritual seeker gave Cairn the gift of continuing life in his current physical form, as a Vampayre, until he was able to achieve spiritual advancement approaching enlightenment.
Another god saved StormRider, a bloodthirsty Roman devoted to destroying all Pagan rituals, though he himself was a pagan and had darker motivations for his bloody exploits. He also hated women. When StormRider opened his black eyes, the world shuddered that he again would walk the earth, as a Vampire.
Since Beltaine re-created Cairn as a Vampayre Cairn would have to reach out to Beltaine to participate in the deadly ceremony. The evil entity that had created StormRider would presumably be present. It would be a night when two strong would come face to face and I could not bear the thought of losing Cairn. I was tempted to ask him to follow me to another land, another continent, anywhere that wasn't here and now on the eve of his destruction.
I felt the softening air move gently across my face and lift the hair from my throat. I inhaled life's sweet awakening and wept at the thought of what I now could possibly lose.