He stopped precisely three paces in front of the Vamp chief and assumed their Posture of Submission. This involved extending his arms, palm up and bent downward at the wrist. He was figuratively offering his blood to the clans. He also bent low at the waist, his head down to expose the back of his neck. He was figuratively offering his head to the clans. He held the position nervously but resolutely.
This snippet was selected for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet and is from a work in progress, Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent (a paranormal Western) Previous snippets in this series may be viewed here.