I sighed and tried to flick a strand of hair out of my face. The downside to being this tall is that teachers make you carry more books for them. Because you have extra space due to your damn tallness. God, it was my first day here and the staff already had me running errands for them. I gave up on flicking the hair away and tried to blow it out of the way instead. It had about an equal effect as the flicking. Just as I was thinking about putting the books down and moving it with my hands someone walked in to me, sending the books and their bag tumbling to the floor.
"Sorry, sorry!" whoever it was said, bending down to grab their bag.
It was a small girl. I couldn't tell you how old she was because frankly I suck when it comes to guessing ages. That's what happens when you live as long as a vampire does. She had long silvery hair and there was absolutely no way she was human.
"It's okay" I said, my voice a little deeper than normal.
She straightened up, handing me one of the books I'd dropped, and apologised again.
"Nah, don't sweat it. Could've happened to anyone. Thanks," I said as she handed me another book. Why hadn't I picked them up yet? Oh right, because there were at least fifteen of them. "I'm Alexander, by the way. Alexander Zackary Burns. You can call me Alex, or Alexander, whatever works".
"Nina" she said with a smile.
"So, you're not exactly human" I said with a grin, "Care to divulge?"
"Half witch, half werewolf".
"Eew, werewolves. Nah, I'm just kidding. Werewolves are okay. I guess".
"I'm guessing you're a vampire then. They all seem to hate werewolves".
"Am I that obvious?"
Then came the awkward silence that has to happen when you meet someone new and you both know you have somewhere to be but you don't want to be the one who says anything. Ultimately it was me who broke the silence because one of the books I'd been carrying had somehow made its way over to a group of kids who didn't exactly look like they wanted to read it.
"I, uh, I better go get that back" I said, quickly picking up the rest with a little help from my natural vampiric speed.
"Oh yeah, me too" Nina said and left with a kind of wave.
Right, now to get that book back.