Chapter 8 : The Forgotten.
I saw something that would be rated R for gore and blood.
Adrian was on the floor, sucking the life out of a kid no older then seven.
I screamed, louder then ever.
Then I fainted, my last coherent though being : he's a vampire.
My head had doubled in size and I felt worse then the first time I woke up, in a small enclosed room.
I was now spread out on a black leather couch, a damp wash cloth on my forehead.
“You alright ?”
looked up into blank white eyes and started to open my mouth. Before I could let out a sound he clasped his hand over my mouth and shushed me.
“Don't.” He warned.
I look at him, is he a vampire? He can't be, such a thing doesn't exist.
“I deserve answers.” I say with force. I will not just sit around and wonder what will happen to me.
He sighs loudly, in defeat I guess.
“You're right, you should know, but...” He stops mid sentence and gives me a warning look, “But what I say you won't like. It's not what you want to hear.”
I look expectantly at him. And then he tells me everything that he'd been keeping inside.
“It started the year of 14, 1214. A vampire named Ramonda fell in love with a zombie, Fredrik II. Vampires have souls but if for some reason they lose it, they become zombies. A creature that has no feelings and after a few decades starts to decompose.
“They had a baby boy named Fredrik III. He then created a hybrid that was part zombie, part vampire. That person was known as Juliette. She was beautiful but also was rejected by all creatures of the night. She was different.
“Juliette finally turned to Fredrik III, deciding to live happily with him. They called themselves Forgotten. Being that they were both the same race and both were outsiders, even werewolves and witches didn't like them. They later realized that two Forgotten couldn't mate. They could create a Forgotten but not have children.
“I am like them, Leah, I am that same creature. My parents are vampire and zombie. I am a Forgotten.”
I was speechless. This was impossible.
“So wait, two Forgotten can't have kids but a vampire and a zombie can, which makes a Forgotten ?” I ask.
“What about human and vampire ?”
He shakes his head.
“Human and zombie ?” Again he shakes his head.
“Vampire and a Forgotten ?”
“Zombie and a Forgotten ?”
Again he answers no.
Ok, so only a vampire and a zombie/vampire without a soul whatever you wanted, could have a baby. And a Forgotten women, and a Forgotten man couldn't. Only create one.
“How do you create a Forgotten ?”
He shrugs, “You bite a human. Same as a vampire, you transform.”
I gasp, “So if you bite me, I'll become a Forgotten ?”
A look of gilt crosses his face.
“Uh, I kinda already did. At the bus stop.”
My eyes go wide. My mouth falls open. My heart stops beating.
“I'm still human, my eyes aren't white.”
“That comes later. When you've completed the change,” He studies me, making sure I don't pass out again, “I'm sorry.”
Why ? Why had Adrian chosen me ?
“I want to know more about Forgotten people.”
“We are immortal. We can eat and sleep. As for physical stuff, we are stronger then vampire, we also have great hearing and night vision.
“Our skin and eyes are white from the zombie genes.
“We bite humans to transform them with our fangs,
from our vampire genes.”
I sigh, this is a lot to take in.
“Do you drink blood ?” I could not imagine myself as a blood sucking leech.
“Only after we transform someone, we need to regain our strength.”
“How long does it take to become a … -like you ?”
He smiles sadly, “Well we both know that you are much stronger then before and your skin is paler. I would say about a few more days.”
I look at my hands, my skin is pale, like he said.
“Why me ?”
To that question Adrian laughs.
“Isn't it obvious Leah ? Why would I do anything for a human girl -young lady, sorry.
“Because you are the only one I went to stand eternity with.”
And with that he got up and started for the door.
“Wait, where are you going ?” I said, after having processed his previous words.”
“Leah, you need your rest. Sleep well.”
He turned back, closing the door behind him.
As blackness swallowed me up, I shed a single tear then let it all go.