Strange Days & Dark Nights
By The Original Pippie
All the curtains had been drawn tight, causing the house to be dark
in the middle of the day. Bam sat curled up on the couch, his clothes blending with the leather.
He stared at everything
and nothing, trying to keep himself together. Jenn came into the room and walked over to the nearest window.
open the curtain, bringing a beam of sunlight inside. Bam jolted up and stiffened in his spot. His head jerked toward Jenn’s
“Ok…” She said as she let go of the cloth hanging from
the bar above the window.
“What’s your problem?”
“Sorry I just… please you can’t
open the curtains.”
“I don’t feel like explaining. Just keep them closed
“There’s no one looking for you is there?” She joked as she approached the couch.
“No. I uh…” He trailed off.
Jenn sat down next to him and playfully poked Bam on the arm
“Bam is something going on with you?”
“I don’t know… you just haven’t been acting like yourself lately.”
do you mean?” He looked down sheepishly, all ready knowing the answer.
“Well there’s the whole sudden
gothic thing you’ve been trying to pull off lately, you’re whole attitude, the way you snap at everyone for no
reason, and all the other weird things you’ve been doing.”
“I haven’t been doing anything
weird.” She gave him a ‘yeah right’ look.
“Ok well name one weird thing.”
the whole curtain thing just now is pretty weird. You don’t dare to step outside until the sun goes down. You lock yourself
in the bathroom for a long time, and I don’t even want to know what you’re doing in there…”
said one weird thing.”
“So I got carried away.” She smirked.
“With the way you’ve
been acting lately, it’s almost as like you’re turning into a vampire or something.” She finished her sentence
with a laugh.
Bam laughed nervously.
“Yeah. That’s… that’s a good one Jenn. Vampire.”
“And come to think of it… I haven’t seen you smile much lately. At least not where you show your
teeth. Are you hiding fangs in that mouth or something?” She grinned.
He brought his lips together tight and
turned his head away from her.
Her grin faded into a frown.
“Bam? What are you hiding?”
I’m not hiding anything.” He lied.
“Bam look at me.” She held her hand firmly under his chin
and turned his head toward her.
“Open your mouth I want to see something.”
He tried to resist
but knew that there was no point. Then he sighed and opened his mouth showing her the fangs.
“Are those real?”
She reached out to touch one of Bam’s fangs but he pulled away.
“Don’t tough them they’re sharp! And… yes they’re very real.” He pulled his knees
up to his chest and wrapped his hands around his shins.
“Jenn I… it’s impossible to hide this from
any one. I don’t know why I even tried to. There’s something very wrong with me. I thought it was all just in
my imagination at first but this is all too real.”
He looked at her, showing the fear in his eyes.
I’ve turned into a vampire.”
“Bam you’re not serious.”
“Oh yeah? You think
I’d make something like this up? Look at me.”
She shook her head.
“Bam I don’t believe
this. How could you be a vampire?”
He stood up and took her by the hand.
“Come here if you don’t
“Just follow me.”
He brought her upstairs and
into the bathroom, closing the door behind them. They stood in front of the mirror and he pointed.
What do you see?”
She stared in disbelief at her reflection and then looked at Bam.
have a reflection!” She stuttered.
“How can that be?”
Jenn felt dizzy and her knees buckled.
Then she fell to the floor and passed out before Bam could catch her. Bam knelt down beside her and looked at the bare skin
on her neck that had been exposed.
He ran a finger down the length of her neck and closed his eyes to fight his urge
to bite her. This wasn’t the first time since he fully transformed that he wanted to bite someone.
In fact his
cravings for human blood were growing increasingly tougher to control. He stood up and filled a paper cup with water, then
came back down to Jenn’s level.
He placed one hand behind Jenn’s head, lifting it, and with his other
hand he held the cup of water. She opened her eyes and looked at him.
“Here Jenn, have some water.”
“You fainted. It’s ok, just drink this water and you’ll be fine.”
sat up and sipped her little cup of water. As she sat there looking at Bam, she was still trying to fathom what happened.
“This is a crazy dream I’m having, right?” She finally asked.
Bam shook his head sadly.
wish it were, but trust me this is really happening. I’m really a vampire.”
“H--how did this happen?”
“I have a pretty good idea. You remember me telling you about that fight I had with that guy in the bar?”
“The guy you said was a vampire?” He nodded.
“The one that bit you?” He nodded again.
think he really was a vampire and that bite turned you into one as well?”
“That’s the only thing
that I can think of that would cause this.”
“What are we going to do?”
know. Figure out some way to change me back if possible, or learn to deal with it.”
“Bam. This is officially
the craziest conversation we have ever had.”