DT’s Home Coming|
In a shower of emerald green sparkles, DreamTraveler materializes in her dorm room. Stretching as she yawns, “It’s good to be home”. DT undresses, longing for the comfort of her own bed. Crawling between the sheets, she promises herself that she’ll catch up with family and friends in the morning. After tossing and turning for what seemed like hours, she slips out of bed and pulls on her silk robe that was lying across the foot of her bed and heads for the campus kitchens. A nice glass of pineapple juice with a shot (or two [g]) of vodka in it should help her relax enough to fall asleep.
Walking along the path from the dorms to the kitchen, DT stopped to admire the brilliance of the stars of the moonless night. “Beautiful isn’t it”? The seductive baritone voice was little more than a whisper. “Yes”, she turned towards the voice, “it is”. He was so handsome it almost took her breath away. His eyes held her gaze, his lips, full, and inviting. Finding her voice again, she asks with a warm smile, “Are you a new student”?
“Forgive me, enchanted by your beauty, I have forgotten my manners.” Executing a slight bow, he takes her hand in his and lifts it to his lips, softly kissing the back of her hand, “I am Derek”.
DT blushed, “Welcome to Deb U, Derek. I’m DreamTraveler.”
“Tell me, DT, are you enjoying this fine October night?”
“Yes, I am. October is my fav…..October! It’s October?”
“Yes, the 22nd or 23rd now. The month is almost over.” DT’s head lowers with her sadness. Derek reached out his hand and with his finger tips gently lifted head so that her eyes once again met his. “Why does this sadden you?”
“Because Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. And here at Deb U, Harby’s visits make the whole month of October Halloween. And I’ve missed it.”
“The month isn’t over yet. There’s still time for you to join the others at the after life party.” Derek took DT in his arms and kissed her passionately. As they kissed DT felt his fangs. As their lips parted she tilted her head giving him access to her neck. Sinking his fangs into her neck, Derek drained DT’s blood. Sweeping her up in his arms her lifeless body up in his arms, he carried her back to the Vampire’s booth and laid her in the empty sarcophagi next to the one Antares’ body was in. DT’s specter thanked Derek as she floated off to join the party.