“Oh, don’t be so stupid” She spat scornfully at Darius. “Just because vampires are real doesn’t mean that all the stuff you’ve heard from various legends is true, you know that better than anyone. Vampires can walk around in the day. You know that you were the one who told me that the whole idea of sunlight killing vampires was created by Hollywood, never part of the original vampire legend. Well duh, yeah, that’s right, sunlight: not a problem. A lot of things aren’t a problem and your crosses and things like that, they don’t matter so if you think you’re going to grab one from your knickknacks on the wall, don’t waste your time.”
Darius thought for a moment and replied “That may be true, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t wait you out. I have food in here for weeks, who’s to say you’re telling the truth about not needing to eat or drink? You must need to feed regularly.”
“Darius, I’m undead, and you can stay in here as long as you want, but guess who can’t?”
Then her gaze turned down to Henry who lowered his head, looked back at his master with concern again and then looked back at her. Although he was apprehensive, the dog began to release a low grumble again.
“Guess what? The dog you love so much? He has got to go outside eventually, even if you have enough food for him too, he needs to go outside and when he does I’m going to rip him apart. I’ll make you watch me skin him alive after I break all of his legs, and it will be your fault because you could have prevented it by just letting me in. I will make that thing suffer so much that it will give you nightmares. Maybe I will, even if you do let me in, just so you can experience what that’s like.”
Darius looked down at his companion, they shared a moment of eye contact again. He stroked the head of the gentle giant. He breathed heavily, a little worried about the mental health of the woman glaring at him.
“Maybe, but I do know one thing: there’s no fucking way I will let you in.”
“Ahhh, you fucking asshole” Allison screamed, banging her hands on the door.
Darius got up and walked quickly over to his at-home work office. He reached for the phone and suddenly like a flash, a blur of red and white, Allison’s hair and dress, were menacing in the window. Her skin began to change color, somehow paler now with undertones of purple and blue. She sneered from the window. Her arms and hands seemed to become even more purple and distorted as her face scowled up with deep furrows that looked something beyond human.
“You think I wouldn’t think of that, you idiot?” She screamed through the window.
He paused for a moment and then he picked up the receiver anyway. He heard the dial tone and before he could press any buttons, there was a noise, it was Allison screaming.
A second later she was holding a torn, frayed phone cord that she had ripped out of the exterior wall from below the window. She glared at him.
“It’s not going to be that easy!” She said.
Darius quickly left the office, walking through his other sitting room. Allison flew by the windows there as well, banging on them and beginning to rattle them with some sort of supernatural vibration.
As Darius rounded the corner, she said: “Darius, I know you’re going to look for your cell phone next, but think about this: what are you going to say?”
Darius paused for a moment letting her words undermine his determination. Suddenly she was at the side window next to the patio door again, off in the distance.
“Think about it Darius” Suddenly she was at the front door. “What are you going to tell them? Are you going to call the police?”
Her voice came from the window directly behind him.
“What are they going to think? What are you going to tell them, that would make them come out here and think you’re not a lunatic?”
Darius turned to face the window, but she wasn’t there; her voice came from the window to his immediate left in the sitting room.
“Think about it Darius, you can’t call the police. They’re going to think you’re insane. All I have to do is not be around when they show up, and you’re going to look like a mental case who is taking his job too seriously. They are going to carry you away to an institution”
“Maybe then if I have to, maybe that’s the only way out” Darius stared at her for a moment.
“Yeah, or maybe I’ll hide on the roof, they come to take you away, then I come down and kill all of you, one by one. Then I go on with my day as if nothing happened.” She said. “Do you want to be responsible for that? Let’s get some more innocent people killed just because of your ego, right? Isn’t that what you do? Innocent people die for your ego?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about” Darius responded.
“Oh, really? Maybe I just don’t see it in the same way you do, but I think that your ego has caused a lot of pain and suffering.”
“I did everything I could for you,” Darius responded suddenly finding some backbone.
His temper started to rise at the accusations from this woman who was once part of his life; now turned some sort of demon spawn.
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