Part 16 – The Austin and Elizabeth Stories
“I can’t give blood.”
“Why not? It isn’t live you’ve been to sketchy African places or are having sex with needle users.”
“I don’t produce enough of my own blood to share.”
“I’ve never heard of anything like that.”
“Now you have.”
Elizabeth moved away from her boyfriend Austin’s friend Jason’s girlfriend Nicole and made her way back to the kitchen. The kitchen was where there was booze and nobody trying to get into her medical history or her lack of civic body fluid donation.
As she poured herself another glass of Cabernet a nicely dressed man with boyish good looks came into the room. She lifted her glass to him.
“Here’s to nosey assholes who won’t mind their own business. I take blood. I do not give.”
Austin put his arm around her and gave her a kiss. “Understood. Was Nicole bothering you about it? She asked me why you wouldn’t sign up.”
“I’ve got a good mind to take a blood donation from Nicole tonight.”
“Nicole is passionate for her cause.”
“It isn’t just her cause. Every time we see them she drills me about something. You know Austin, I am the mistress of polite but…”
“Nicole is just trying to be friendly. I’ve known her since college. She has always be forward.”
“Forward? Try rude. She is always drilling me with questions. She wants to know why I don’t like the sun, or why I don’t eat much, or why my skin is always cold, or why I never talk about my family. The questions are endless.”
Austin kissed on the cheek. “Don’t let it bother you.”
Elizabeth wasn’t going to be pacified. “I would normally ignore someone like her or fill her with nightmares but she is your friend. The only reason I don’t deal with her in the usual manner is because she is your friend. Do you understand. Do you understand what I mean by usual manner?”
“Yes, I understand. But you’ve been around enough that…”
“I know. I have. But I have never been in love with anyone with warm blood… ever, even before I became a Vampire. This is new, just like you dealing with my friends is new. Help me out here Austin.”
“This is all new to me too. One day I was a Vampire hunter and now I’m in love with a Vampire.”
“You’re not really a Vampire hunter. What you do is more like pest control. Unfortunately that doesn’t include pests like Nichol.”
He put his arms around her and pulled her close. “Let’s go home.”
She brushed her cold lips against his warm neck. “Good idea.”
As they walked to the car, arm in arm, a lone figure watched from the sidewalk. Maybe leaving the party for her house wasn’t that good of an idea. The night would tell.
To be continued…
About The Austin and Elizabeth Stories (The Hunter Series)
What happens when a History Professor/Restoration Expert/Player turns into a Vampire Hunter? He discovers basements full of undead creatures, a thriving community of hip and trendy Modern Vampires and the maybe love of his life (or maybe the cause of his death.)
For the complete story of Austin and Elizabeth (from the beginning) check the links below.
Part 2: Memory of Distant Love
Part 3: Dark Dreams of the Hunted
Part 4: About Those Pesky Undead Folks
Part 11: Even Vampire Hunters Get the Blues
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
Elizabeth really is annoyed. And I would say, in the current situation – I understand her. Following through a case is one thing. Being pushy and annoying another one. She’s right to be mad. I like her. 😉
Yes, we all have to put up with annoying people. Ugh. Elizabeth handles it with grace – at least as much as she can.
…..and just when you thought I’d disappeared from the face of the earth – I’m back !
Waiting for “to be continued”. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’ve missed you! I was ready to go looking for you! Welcome back.
Long story, J. Not for print on WP ! 🙂