Lover of the vampire
Diving to Phoenix with her two best friends Sam and Taylor, with the roof down, and the cool air blow in their faces, Alice knew her life couldn’t be any better. This is the life she had been waiting to live; this is the moment she had been waiting for. Although she felt that way, something deep down inside her was telling her this trip was going to change her life, she just hoped it was for the better. The radio was playing some songs that Alice didn’t like but she it on because Sam was singing along- it was the only time the other two got a break from her constant moaning. Taylor and Alice looked at each other, the heat was making Taylor uncomfortable but she was trying to hide it. Alice gave her a sympathy smile, she knew just how Taylor felt, but like her, Alice was hiding it. When the song had finished, Sam turned to them, she looked at the road ahead, and then said, “How long now? I hate being in the sun,” she slouched back into the backseat, pulled up her hood up over her head, and closed her eyes. Sam was pale in colour, even more so then normal, and she was deeply uncomfortable. Taylor rolled her eyes but said nothing, she looked straight ahead. Alice turned down the music, grateful that her head didn’t have to put up with that racket any longer. From the backseat she heard Sam’s breathing go even as she began to sleep. She knew it won’t be long before Sam is awake again and complaining every few seconds.
“So, how long is left?” Taylor asked as she slipped on her sunglasses, hiding her hungry eyes. “I am beginning to feel a tad hungry myself.” Her head turned to face Alice’s; Taylor sunglasses should have reflected Alice’s own reflection back to her if she had one.
Alice cheeked the time than looked back at Taylor; the car moved fast over the road and knew that they were making great time. “Shouldn’t be long now, about half an hour,” she answered. She let out her breath; the sun was beginning to take its toll on her just like the other. “Hay, I think we should but the top back up, it might help keep the sun off us for a bit,”
“Please do,” Sam muttered from the back, her voice sounded half asleep. Alice pressed the button and the top began to slip over our head, taking the sun from them, the coolness came back to the car, giving the girls some comfort. Alice felt Sam and Taylor began to relax, the car began to cool down, the sun was forgotten for a bit. “That’s better,” Sam muttered again, she drifted in and out of sleep for the rest of the journey. Taylor carried looking ahead and watching the sun it moved across the sky, and Alice carried on taking them to the place they could be ourselves, a place they didn5’t have to hide way.
“How long until we are there?” Sam asked again, she took down her hood, her hair was a mess but she didn’t care. “I am so hungry, I haven’t felt like this since…” she trailed off, her voice failing to form the word to finish the sentence.
Although Sam didn’t finish, Taylor and Alice both knew what she was talking about. That day was never too far from their minds. Taylor looked at her, turning around in her seat. “Not long now, Sam.” She handed Sam a drink. “Have this; it might help until we get there,”
Sam took it, looked at Taylor, and said, “Thanks,” she drank it then throw the empty carton onto the floor; it took less than a second for her to finish. Taylor gave her a look but didn’t say anything; Alice was the oldest of the three girls, then Taylor, Sam was the youngest of the girls and was still only getting used to her new life. A few minutes later Alice pulled into the car pack, and said, “We are here.” It was just after twelve in the afternoon, and it was hot, the sun was high in the sky, beaming down on them. They all got out of the car; Alice took in the view around her, not much, mainly desert and the sun, but the building in front of her gave her some hope. Taylor made her way to the back of the car and got everything out.
“Why do we have to come here?” Sam moaned. “It is so hot over here, why do they always have to have it where it’s hot?” she put her sunglasses on, pulled her hood over her head, and made her way swiftly over to the luggage on the floor. She picked up her bag, looked around then turned to face the other two girls. “Can you two hurry up? I want to get out of the sun sometime today, its way to hot out here.”
Alice looked at Taylor as she handed her a bag, she rolled her eyes then locked the car. Then she turned around and faced the building ahead of them. They made their way over to the building, Alice led the way with Taylor behind her, and Sam behind her.
The door opened before them, it revealed the hotel, showing itself off. The hotel was amazing, even for a vampire hotel, the whole building was posh, and there wasn’t anything wrong with it, not even a speck of dust could be seen. The walls were coffee brown, the floors were dark pine, and the place gave off a vibe that most humans wouldn’t even notice. There was a small sitting area; it has a single red chair at the top of a long wood table with a two and a three sitter sofa either side of the table. Taylor, Sam, and Alice looked at it with wonder and made their way to the reception. The reception area was set at the back of the room, it had a big built in until with small squares that held the keys, and the woman behind the counter gave them a smile in greeting. She spoke, her voice like water, flowing over them. “Good afternoon and welcome to Everyday Hotel. How may I help you?”
Taylor and Sam both looked at Alice, appointing her the role of talking. The two girls always looked at Alice then they didn’t know what to do, Alice had always thought it was because she made them, in a way, she turned them and become their vampire mother. “Hello, my name is Alice. We have a room booked,” she said.
“Let me just cheek, one moment please,” the woman sat down on a chair behind a compute and began to type. A few seconds later she looked back up at them. “Yes, here we are,” she got up from her chair and tuned her back on them, looking at the small squares that held the keys, she found the one she was looking for and took the key out. “You are in room number 89; it is on the third floor, on the far right. I will show you,” she said as a man walked over to them, she said something to him and he took her place behind the desk. The woman come around and walked over to the three girls, Alice looked at her as she made her way over to them. She was wearing all black, a long black top, a long straight black skirt that comes below the knee, black tights, and black high heels. Her long dark hair was loose around her shoulders, cascading around her body; she had long dark lashes, dark lipstick, and dark eye make up on. Talk about wanting to be a vampire, Alice thought as she stopped in front of them, “Please follow me,” she said, she turned on her heels, she showed them over to the elevator. She pressed some buttons just before the doors opened for them, they all got in, Sam went first then Taylor, then Alice, followed by the receptionist. She pressed the button for the tired floor; the door closed and began to move. Sam closed her eyes, hiding her discomfort for moving above ground, she had never like being in elevators. The door opened back up a few seconds later to show a hallway fall of doors, the woman moved out and walked down the hallway, moving past all of the rooms until she was in front of room 89. She handed Alice the key, “I hope you enjoy your stay,” she said, she moved back down the hallway. They watched her until she disappeared.
Taylor looked at Alice then rolled her eyes. “Humans, they always want what they can’t have,” she said, reading more in the woman’s mine then the other two saw on her face.
Alice didn’t say anything to her; she walked over to the room and opened it with the card key the woman gave her. Sam pushed in front of the other two, Taylor followed behind her. Alice picked up her bag and followed after them. She came to a standstill when she saw the room, if the downstairs was amazing then the room was breath taking. It was big and airy; the floor was polished marble in the sitting area and pale carpet in the sleeping area. She walked slowly over to the sitting room; there were two red velvet sofas with dark wood tables. A chandelier hung from the ceiling, casting pale light all around, a big TV was placed on the wall, and a fire burned in a fire place. Alice then walked out of the sitting room and made her way into the sleeping area, this room was just as big and just as airy. There were three double beds with silk covers; the head boards were made form rich cloth, and the carpet was soft beneath her feet. The whole room was alive with emotion. She let out of her breath, taking it all in with clear eyes. Taylor came running into the room, she bumped into Alice. Alice looked at her and gave her a smile before she moved out of the way. Taylor walked over to the middle bed and bumped on it, letting out her breath. “So,” she said as she sat back up on the bed. She looked over at Alice, a smile on her lips. “What do you want to do now?”
“Can we get something to eat?” Sam said coming into the room. “I am burning with hunger.” Her arms hung at her side, her sunglasses placed in her hands. Sam’s eyes were burning with hunger, it didn’t take Alice long to realize that.
Alice shook her head, and walked over to the last bed, this one was the closest to the window. She shut the curtains then sat down on the bed; she put my head on the pillow and closed her eyes. “I want sleep, the sun has gotten to me, and it has drained me of all of my energy.” She knew Sam was going to complain but Taylor stopped her. “Plus, they don’t serve food until dark,” Sam left the room, Taylor sat down on her bed and closed her eyes, Alice eyes didn’t have to be open to know what each of them were doing, after all, she was the one to make them.
Her mind began to fog over, turning gray then black until she thinking nothing at all. When her mind began to clear again she knew that she was dreaming but it didn’t stop it from feeling real. Alice was in a room when her eyes reopened, a bedroom of some kind. There was a bed in the middle of the room, a double bed that had long been forgotten, the sheets were black silk and felt soft and cold against her skin. Outside the sky was dark, there weren’t any stars in the sky, and the moon was nowhere to be seen. Alice lay down on the bed, waiting for someone to come, someone that should have been there. She was about to get up and go look for him when the door opened and a dark haired man walked in. “Hello, Alice,” he said, he voice like honey, it remained her of home, a home that got destroyed a long time ago. “How nice to see you again,” the man moved closer to her, he had blue eyes, and had two small holes on his neck. A vampire had beaten him but all Alice could smell on his was herself, was she the one to have bitten him?
She began to feel uncomfortable as he looked at me; he slowly closed the gap between them. “Who are you? What do you want? Why am I here?” she asked, her voice coming out too fast for him to understand.
Yet somehow he understood every word. “I see,” he said, taking her in, his eyes moved slowly over her body then he looked down to the floor, it was like he was embarrassed. “How can you not remember me?” now he looked hurt, pain entered his voice and eyes.
“I have never seen you in my life, how do you know who I am?” she asked him. Alice moved off the bed and walked over to the window and looked out, she looked up at the blackness that was the sky. Who can someone she didn’t know know her?
The man walked over to her, he placed his hands on her shoulders and looked deep into her eyes. “You were the one to give me those,” he lifted his head to expose the two small holes in his neck. “You were the one that said you can give me internal life, you were going to give me this gift. You said you have never loved anyone like you have loved me, you were going to keep your promise.”
It all came rushing down on her then, it came in waves, cascading down. Alice human once again, and she was standing in a forest, looking at a man. He was crying; he knew they didn’t have long, he turned around to see her, his voice was like honey but she didn’t hear what he said, her heart was in too much pain. She was going to lose the man she loves. Before he went she promised that they will be together again, she will save his live. Her eyes opened again and fell into his opened arms, he is the one she loved, he was her lover that she had lost so many times before, and she was not going to lose him again. He took her in his arm and kissed her long and hard, taking her in.
When he broke away, he put both of his hands on her shoulders and began to shake her, calling out to her. “Alice, come one, Alice, it’s time to get up.” But it wasn’t his voice; it was a woman, a voice that Alice had heard every day. The voice belonged to Sam. Alice gave the man one last look then closed her eyes. When they reopened she had to blink a few times for them to come back into focus. After a few seconds she could make out Sam sitting on the bed next to her, Taylor was standing by her bed making it. “Alice, can you hear me?” she asked, this time her voice was lighter.
“Can I help you?” Alice answered with a question. Sam’s eye were still filled of hunger, it hurt Alice to know that Sam has been in pain while she had been asleep.
Sam let out her breath. “Thank God, I thought something had happened to you,” she said, “when you didn’t open your eyes…” she trailed off. Alice rolled her eyes at her; Sam had always been the one to over react. “It’s time to get up; I don’t think I can hold on any longer.” Her voice was pleading with Alice, begging her.
Alice sat up in her bed, she was still tried, and her powers were still drained but Sam was hungry, she could see it in her eyes. “What time is it?” she asked, the sun had set at the moon was out, that much Alice knew.
Sam turned to the clock that was ticking away on the wall then turned back to her. “It is 12:04am,” Sam said, she wasn’t happy about having to wait but it was up to Alice when they did things, it always had been.
Alice nodded and got up from the bed, then said to Sam, “Give me until half twelve then we can go,” Sam nodded and got off the bed, she walked into the sitting area and sat next to Taylor, who had moved from the bedroom when she finished making her bed. The TV was on, Sam moaned to Taylor and told her to turn it over; Taylor ignored her, like always. Alice walked over to the bathroom, she brushed my teeth then combed her long light hair, and then she splashed some water onto her face. When that was done, Alice went back into the bedroom and got some clothes out; she put on a pair of white jeans and a pick strapless top, then slipped on some kitten heels then shouted to the other. They both came running out, vampire speed, to the door. Sam turned back around and was about to turn off the TV when Taylor’s voice stopped her, “I’m watching that,” she shouted.
“We are going out know,” Sam snapped, her tone was one not to mess with. She turned off the TV and came back to us.
“Well you two can go down and get a table, I will down in a bit,” Taylor said, she really wanted to watch whatever it was. Alice hadn’t seen her like that for a long time.
Sam turned back to her, her face annoyed at being stopped from eating. “We are not going to eat in the hotel; we are going out to eat,”
Taylor walked out the room, not happy at being told what to do, expressly by someone younger then her. She didn’t say anything as Alice picked up her bag; Sam was already in the hallway, waiting. Alice locked the door and walked towards the elevator. No one spoke as they walked into the office area and out into the parking lot.
Just as Alice was about to get in the car she heard something behind her. She span around, ready to fight, ready to kill, ready to survive in anyway she could. Standing behind her, in a dark corner of the parking lot, was a male vampire. Alice turned back to the other girls; she gave them a smile then opened the car. “Get in, I will be back in a sec,” before anyone had time to say anything, Alice ran away, faster than a human, fast then most vampire, until she was face to face with the male vampire. The male vampire gave Alice a smile, Alice asked, “What do you want?”
The vampires smile didn’t move, if anything, it grew bigger. “Come on, Alice, you know what I am doing here.” He slowly moved towards her, taking each step softly. “Now, are you going to stand there all night or are you going to give your creator a hug?”
Alice fell into his open arms, taking in the smell of him, the way his body felt against hers. “I have missed you,” she said into his chest. “When you went and didn’t say anything I thought that you were killed, I thought you had left me.” The male vampire didn’t say anything; he planted a kiss on her forehead and held her tight. She got lost as she hugged him, she forgot about the other two vampires that were sitting in the car waiting for her. She pulled away from the male vampire and gave him a smile. “I’m sorry, I have some vampires with me, and we were going to get something to eat. You’re welcome to join us if you want?” she asked, before he could answer, Alice turned on her heels and walked back to the car. A few seconds later she heard the vampire following behind her. Alice opened the back door then got into the front, the vampire and Alice closed their doors the same time.
“OK, so where are we going?” she asked as she turned on the engine. The streets were almost empty; the only people on the streets were vampire and maybe a few humans.
“To Eclipse, I have been told that it is really nice there, and the food is amazing.” Sam said, her voice becoming light. Her mind was only on one thing, blood. I pulled out of the parking space, and began to drive, Sam told me the way to the place.
“It is really nice there,” the male vampire said. “But the food is not all that good.”
Sam turned to him, anger filling her voice. “No one asked you, Jake,” she said his name with nothing but hatred. Sam had never got on with Jake, Alice had always thought it was because he was the one to turn her but left Sam to die. Sam has always thought that she wasn’t good enough for Jake.
Alice carried on driving as Jake and Sam began to argue, Taylor sat looking out of the front window, she put on her glasses and sat back. She was just as tired and fed up as much as Alice was. Ten minutes into the journey, Jake and Sam were still going at it. “Do you ready think that I would do something like that?” Jake asked, Sam was about to say something but nodded her head. “Then you are just as stupid then I thought you were,”
Sam was about to say something but Alice voice stopped her. “Shut up, both of you, I have had enough of the two of you arguing for one night,” they fell into silents.
Eclipse was in a small part of town, the outside wasn’t anything special but Alice and the other vampires could feel that the inside was buzzing with life. There were a few people on the roads but it wasn’t too busy, most of them were vampires looking for a meal. The town was amazing, even in the dark she knew that it was a safe place to live. Children could ride on their bikes on the streets without their parents worrying about them, everyone got on. She knew that this was the place she would have loved to live if she was human, a place she could call home. Sam showed them the way into the place, the doorman looked at them once and let them in- this place was made for vampires, and only for vampires. There were a few humans outside, lining up hoping to get in; most of them had a faraway look in their eyes and bits on their arms and necks. Alice gave them all a look as she made her way into the club.
The first thing Alice noticed when she entered the club was that it was filled with humans, but they wasn’t there to have a dance or to hang out with their friends, they was there as food, they were willing to let vampire fed of them. Alice gave them all a pitiful look; no human should have to feel this, it was like they are animals. The next thing she noticed was the smell, it smelt like death and pain. Sam and Taylor walked over to the bar, they asked for something. Jake took Alice by the arm, leading in close, and moved her around the vampire to the bar. Jake shouted at the barmaid and she brought over some drinks, she was human and looked pale in the non-light of the club. Alice looked around; she had never seen anything like this before, not in all of her years of being human or a vampire. She turned to Jake, who was sitting next to her, and asked, “What is this place?”
Jake gave her a look that said she was missing out. “This is the night clubs for vampires.” He said as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. “The club is own by vampires, the humans that you see,” he pointed at the humans being fed, “they are addicted to the vampire bite; they come here to get their next fix. Well, that is if they are lucky enough to be bitten.”
He turned around in his chair and looked at a human girl; her heart was beating fast, trying to get what little blood she had in her body. Jake was about to get up from his chair and go over to her when Alice put her hand on his shoulder and held him down. “What do you mean ‘if they are lucky enough to be bitten’?” she asked him.
“Well, each human has a smell about them, but when a vampire feeds off them, their smell changes into the vampires.” He said. He gave Alice a look then moved off towards the human.
Alice watched him go as she let out her breath.
Taylor tapped her on her shoulder; Alice looked away from Jake and the human girl. Taylor gave her a drink, red which smelt like blood of some kind. She put it to her lips and felt it come alive in her; she felt her body and powers begin to heal. Sam was talking to a man beside her; he was another vampire, one that Alice had known for a long time. He gave her a smile; she returned it then said to Taylor, “What is this place?” despite what Jake had said, Alice could tell there was more to this place then anyone could know.
Taylor looked at her with disbelief. “How can you not know about this place?” Alice shrugged her shoulders and Taylor carried on. “This is the place where vampire can be themselves, where humans become donors, and we live in harmony, this is the place where no one has to hide.” She explained as a human refilled her glass. “Vampires own this place but only humans work in it,” she then moved away and began to mingle in with the humans; she took a man and led him over to a booth where they both say down.
Alice looked around and caught a man looking at her, she looked into his eyes, the blue trapped her and she couldn’t more away, no matter how much she tried. Alice knew him from somewhere, but where? She slowly moved away from the bar and walked over to the man, he was sitting in a booth with another vampire, and she was drinking from his wrist. When he saw Alice watching, he told the vampire that she had had enough; she looked at him but moved away. “Sit,” he said, his voice was like honey. She willed her legs to move; she sat on the seat and looked at the man. “Who are you?” she asked him.
The man gave Alice a smile, and then exposed his neck to her. She saw his blood moving around, she felt herself moving forward and before she knew what she was doing she had him in her arms and was drinking from him, his blood filled her mouth, soft and warm, giving her life once more.
Along with his blood, she also got some images, a human woman, pale and beautiful; she was lost and looking for a way out. She was making promises she couldn’t keep, she was surrounded by darkness. Alice knew that woman; she had seen that woman before.
The human woman was Alice.
Alice broke away from the man; he looked started but didn’t say anything. It was a long time before he said, “you know who I am, and you know what you must do.” He looked around the club; his eyes found Taylor then Sam, they move slowly and found Jake standing by the human woman. All three of them were so happy, they were having fun, and they were full of life. But they were also dead; they died because Alice was afraid of being alone.
You don’t have to be alone anymore, a part of her mind whispered.
Alice looked back at the man; his blue eyes looked deep within her, making her feel exposed. Alice gave him a nod; he took her hand puller her out of the main room. He led her swiftly down a few hallways then into a small door at the end. He opened it up and she saw a big open room. He pushed her in, the door closed behind her.
Alice looked back at him, she knew what she had to do, she knew that he was going to become like her. He was going to be a vampire by the end of the night.
The man walked over to her and took her in his arms, he brought his lips to hers, and memories came in waves into her mind. She knew the man that was kissing her. She has known him for a long time.
The man was called Hunter, and he was her husband. Alice had made a promise to Hunter when they were human, she said they were going to be together and she was going to find a way. Alice has found a way and now, she was going to keep her promise to him; Alice wasn’t going to lose him again.
Alice was turning a man she loved; she was turning her husband into a vampire.
She look Hunter into her arms, she made a cut on her neck and offered it to Hunter. When he was drinking, Alice bit deep and hard into his neck, blood flowed from Hunter into Alice and back again. The only difference was, his blood had been turned, and he was now drinking vampire blood.
When Alice had finished, Hunter lay dead in her arms. She walked over to the bed and placed him gently down. She gave him a kiss before moving away from him, she sat at the bottom of the bed, watching as his skin began to pale, his body changing. She watched as her husband turned from human to a vampire.
It would not be long before Hunter opened his eyes, eyes that would be filled with bloodlust. Alice sat there, looking over the man she had loved for longer then she would ever know, she took a deep breath and waited.