A New Clan


I was extremely content with my life here. It was as if they were my family, and it was a perfect place to hide from Wendy. Nights were cold, and there were the times when I was grateful that we had Daniel down here; his power was greatly appreciated at night. One evening, I was sitting by the fire, staring blankly into space, when a girl about my age came to me, and gently placed a goblet on the rough ground.

"You are Hally, right?" I asked. She nodded.

"Richard, right?"

"Right. What’s that?" I asked, eyeing the golden goblet,

"Dinner. Don’t worry, it is blood." She told me, so I lifted the goblet, and uncertainly took a sip. Then the flavor hit me. I spat the bitter, rancid stuff out of my mouth instantly,

"What is that?" I asked, my mouth smeared with the red liquid.

"It's animal blood. What did you expect, human?" she asked incredulously.

"Just drink it; you'll soon get used to it." she said, shoving the goblet back at me, so I drank more, fighting back the gags. When I finished I threw the goblet on the ground.

"Is this all you can eat down here?" I asked,

"Only a crazy person would come down here. And, if we drink his blood, it would turn us crazy too." she explained.

"We take their personality with us, if we drink the blood of a human." she said, seeing the confused look on my face.

"I never noticed that." I said. You learn something new every day.

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