Sunday, June 19, 2011
In which things get more complicated and Lilly wins the guessing game
Hi, friends! This is Kaya.
So, you're not going to believe this. Like literally, NOT going to. I'm still not 100% sure I do. But...
It's looking like Lilly was right, in the comments she made. About... well, almost everything.
This afternoon, the sun was out, and our family went to the carnival that has come to the city for the week. We rode a few rides, had hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy, and played games to win stupid prizes. Yeah, we spent way too much of our allowance, but it was fun.
When we got home, we decided to go see Clare. I guess Charissa wasn't really thinking about the fact that we were early and she should really knock, because the shed is at least temporarily Clare's home. She didn't remember. She just threw open the door.
The sun was low in the sky, but it wasn't dark yet. Clare dived out of the way of the light that came in through the door, but we could see what she was doing. She was eating - or drinking, really. Blood.
It wasn't a person. It was a rat. Still, it was very unsettling. It was also the first time that Clare has seemed scared of us, not just scared about the situation. It was the most surreal moment of my life so far.
Clare is a vampire.
At least... you know... seemingly. She begged us not to tell anyone, and now the situation is more complicated. She's not just a runaway who needs some good therapy. She's a supernatural creature of the night. We're still kind of getting used to this whole thing.
It also begs the question - who scared her this badly? Other vampires? We may need to sharpen the stakes and ready the garlic.