"So you're saying I can't have a child of my own?" Carolyn asked again. The current topic was things that made Vampires different than Humans.
"Hmm sorta. As long as you remain healthy yes. As long as you drink you'll feel and look alive. Disguise in plain sight is our greatest weapon, besides even if you don't drink you will just dry up and freeze. Forever remaining a statue until someone has the means to free you. A horrible experience from what I've heard." Carolyn shuddered at the thought.
"So...umm, when were you turned and how was it?" Carolyn asked reluctant at first. She didn't want to thread on personal territory, but her curiosity got the better of her and she wondered who was the oldest and strongest? She knew that the oldest are usually the strongest because they have fed more, which is what Marius told her. They also had some amazing abilities, and almost seemed liked deities.
"No reason to be sorry dear. I welcome all questions, we have nothing to hide from you." she smiled again as she held out the cup. Carolyn didn't even have to sniff to pick up it's scent. The honeyed smell that filled her nostrils could only be one thing. Blood. "It does have a sweet smell to it doesn't it?" Maria asked and Carolyn barely nodded her head to agree. "Although of course Humans would disagree." Maria placed the cup gently on the table in front of Carolyn. The young vampire took no time to grab it by the handle and take a sip. Carolyn was past hesitation. She had made the decision already. If she were to live and live happily she needed to drink.
Carolyn placed the cup down gently on the table and could feel the guilt building up inside of her. She was drinking fresh stuff now, not some donors blood from the hospital...but someone Else's blood. Someone who had just died possibly? Someone still living? Maybe they had a room with living prisoners like a human farm? Carolyn shook away the thoughts as if she continued asking these questions she would throw up at the thought of something like that. "Fresh?" she asked her voice trembling, afraid of the answer Maria would give her. If there was ever a time for Maria to lie to her it would be now.
"Yes, don't worry the donors are willing. We'll have to show you it sometime. All of our donors are willing of course. The blood you drink here is guilt free." she added a wink which only made things worse in Carolyn's mind.
"About the whole Vampire thing, yeah got it." Carolyn let out a deep sigh preparing herself for her next question. 'She did say it was guilt free' Carolyn thought. "Can I have one more cup of that?" Maria smiled again and began to pour her another cup.
"Well..." Hollie said beaten, trying to think of a reason to to convince the police to at least try to look for her friend. She knew it was only a few days, they kept telling her that but still. They had to at least see things her way. "She just disappears after inviting me over, how can you guys not see anything wrong with that?" she said distraught, the officer went to rebut but Hollie did not let him. "Plus she left her phone on the ground? Who leaves their cell phone lying on the ground like that." she argued but she could tell nothing was going to sway his mind.
"Sure go ahead. I'm not going to stop you and I can't imagine anyone who would. Until then take care of yourself." he tipped his hat and walked to his police car.
"Hollie? Hey! How's it going?"
"What? I'm fine, never been better. I just wanted to let you know I'm doing great. Sorry about leaving you like that. Hey, I gotta go talk to you soon." after that the only conversation Hollie could hold would be one with the dial tone. Her jolt of excitement became a barrage of fear. Something was wrong, she was sure of it now. She looked back at the number, glared at it. Trying to get as much information out of it as possible. The only thing she could tell was the area code was in state, so not far.
When Alice approached the humble Mongoose headquarters she could feel that danger was in the air tonight. Something wasn't right. The sun had began to descend from the sky and it was just too quiet around here for her tastes. There weren't many break periods for Mongoose, Vampires were naturally bad and always broke the rules with the thought that they could get away with it. Those were Alice's favorite targets, they were usually too cocky for their own good and Alice loved to destroy confidence.
"Yeah, Nari. She wouldn't accept my offer so she'll pay for it until she accepts it."
"Hmmm?" Jake's brows raised and he chuckled a bit. "I'm sure I told you to get rid of him. It's been a few days now. Why the delay?"
"We should listen to her." Alice interrupted but Jake immediately shook his head.
"We should have listened to her. At least three others." Alice said blandly but her warning was too late now.