My name is Kalo and I am a vampire, some people are made vampires but I was born a vampire. Let me explain, there's this popular misconception that vampires would never age past their time of being bitten, that we are immortal.
Like I said, misconception, well not completely wrong but not always the case. When you get bitten yes, you stop aging that very second if you can actually survive the transformation[i]but when two vampires decide to get funky town and reproduce, the 2nd gen vamps come in, that's me.
We were never mortal to begin with, the mothers never survive because babies have the hunger without the control and yes we have teeth. I am glad to say I didn't kill my mother at birth[ii]but we work differently, we can age to a certain point. I am not going to become a 2000 year old baby, although Elsiella says I am a 300 year old baby in a young man's body.
Our organs function in a different manner, we have a heartbeat and we have digestive systems but like all classic vamps we can only consume blood. Before our vampire system kicks in very rare meat or any kind of bloody food will work, but when we reach the age of 18 our digestive system becomes incapable of digesting solids.
I tried explaining this once to a friend from school, she didn't take so well to it, who would have thought? Without further adieu I present to you my diary entries of my stay in Oogletown and how my life changed forever.
[i] It's actually remarkable how few make the transformation, most of the time they end up writhing a lot and screaming and foaming from the mouth. They cease, their hearts stop and the blood ceases to flow on its own, organs shut down and that's the normal part, it's all a part of dying which is what the vampire venom does in principal. But, yes I started a sentence with a but, but if the venom does not take to the body then it simply dries up with all the other fluids and zombies are born.
[ii] Although that wet nurse never did see it coming, moral of the lesson, before hiring make sure your wet nurse is in fact mortal.