Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Hey! This is Felicity with an update. Unfortunately, not a super upbeat one.
We hadn't heard from our unfriendly visiting vampires in awhile. The vampire hunters got sent to jail for causing a traffic accident, but the actual bloodsuckers have been on the loose. Normally this time of year would be pretty limiting for vampires - but we've been having very little sun. Most days are overcast, and a lot are rainy and misty. That's been great for Clare; she's been able to lead a fairly normal life lately, and go most places we've gone. On the downside, though, it means the other vampires are able to be active, too.
We hadn't seen any sign of them, and we hoped they had just given up, or gotten bored and forgotten Clare. No such luck. Clare says she thinks they went somewhere else to... you know... hunt. Our province has a pretty low crime rate. On average 2-5 people are murdered every year in the whole province, and it's almost always a domestic dispute when it happens. Violent vampire activity would be noticed. Fortunately Clare isn't violent, at least not to humans (although the rats might disagree.)
During the night the other vampires left us a little reminder that they're still around, though. We woke up to a note left on our door.
"Hand over the girl, Clara*, and no one gets hurt. Last warning."
*Seemingly these vampires are not detail people. ;-)
Our guardian didn't say much, and neither did Inna and Maia, but we could tell they were worried. Obviously the "choice" is no choice at all. We'd never just give them Clare. We're kind of nervous about what trick the mean bloodsuckers are going to pull off next.