Three days later. Engagment ring on her index finger but Kate didn’t feel better. It seemed that not even love could save her. All of a sudden a pain like no other filled her body. Kate started screaming. Gene was not at home. Alfred woke and cried.
Kate exhaled. She felt wonderful. Strong. Perfect. Kate knew what had just happened. She was as of now a vampire. Alfred’s screaming didn’t bother her. She felt at top of the world. She could hear everything. Sense anything. A knock on the door stopped her from thinking and when she walked over to open she saw that it was not Gene but a vampire like herself. The woman walked inside the apartment and introduced herself as Jeane, leader of the vampires. Kate didn’t really know what to say but she really liked Jeane.
“When he comes home” Jeane said and Kate understood that the other vampire meant Gene, “try to kiss him”
Gene opened the door and walked over to Alfred who was crying. The father picked up the son and held him tightly. Gene then walked into the living room and looked at Kate. She looked different, however he could not see Jeane.
“Come here my love” Kate said and Gene left Freddy who were playing with his teddy bear. Slowly Kate stroked Gene’s cheek feeling his warm skin full of pulsing blood.
Kate leant closer to kiss him. Fangs. Neck. She bit him. The most wonderful feeling filled her. His blood in her mouth. His life in hers. She was stronger now. Gene however was not happy.
At first he didn’t know what to do but soon he got his wits back. He looked at Kate with a murderous gaze.
“You animal” he shouted and then added “you are the pathetic excuse for a woman, a person I’ve ever met!”
Kate hadn’t anticipated this situation turned to Jeane for help. Jeane walked closer. She was made herself visible for Gene and he screamed.
“Who is she?” he demanded to know.
“I am Jeane, high empress of the Vampire order” she said and Gene opened his mouth as if to say something but then understood what she had just said.
“A vampire?” he asked foolishly.
“‘Course, as your lovely wife to be” Jeane said.
“She is no wife of mine!” Gene screamed. “You are both monsters!”
“I never want to see you again” he screamed and walked over to Alfred who was once again crying. “We are leaving. I never want to see you again and if you so much as look at Freddy I will kill you” Gene explained with surprising calmness.
So he left. Eugene Remlinger carried his son through the night. Seeking something better. Crying. Wishing everything back to normal. Knowing nothing would ever be normal again. He hugged Freddy dearly and said.
“Son, I will make everything well again, I promise!”