Chapter 3

Thousands of volts of electricity raced through Lexi's body. She jumped and her eyes flew open. She gasped, disoriented and looked around. "Thank you." she heard someone murmur. Her wild eyes rested when they saw Dr. Fray.

"What happened?" She asked.

"You had a mild heart attack." He explained.

"Am I alright?"

"You should be now," she could hear an edge of doubt in his voice.

"What caused it?" She wondered.

"Um, well, we're not really sure." He answered.

Then the realization hit. "I'm no longer a vampire am I?"

He nodded. "Do you remember anything from your past life?"

Lexi's gaze was far away. She fainlty heard the echo of his words. She tried to think. Her head hurt and it was hard. "Lexi!" The doctor's voice echoed louder and she felt him shaking her shoulder. She turned and looked at him. "Are you alright?" He asked, his eyes full of worry and concern.

"Uh, yeah, what did you ask me again?"

"Do you remember anything?"

It happened again. Her head continued pounding and her eyelids felt like they weighed a hundered pounds. What is this? she thought. A sharp, stinging blow on the side of her face was enough to bring her around. She gasped as the felt the burning sensation on her cheek. Her hand reached up to touch it.

"I'm sorry," Dr. Fray apologized.

She stared at him, appalled.

"Lexi, I need you to focus. What happened to you in your past life?"

"All I remember is, " she began. As she continued to speak, she saw what she described in the back of her mind. "A stake was driven through my heart, and that I shouldn't be alive." She answered.

"No, you shouldn't have lived. Lexi, let me tell you what happened." He offered.

She nodded. "I would like to know."

"Very well. When you came in, you were very weak, I could see that. I could also see what you were. I ran over to help you before anyone else could. You callapsed onto the floor and I offered to examine you. I didn't want anyone else near you, incase you woke up with a bloodlust. I examined the hole myself. I didn't see the stake, but judging by my records, it was in deep enough to kill you. I don't see how you lived through that.

I knew what had happened and you were undergoing a transformation I hadn't seen in over 300 years. I forgot about all my other work. I wanted to make sure you would be ok. You were clearly in pain and due to that, every part of you was unstable. This is all part of the transformation. I was suprised that you were handling this so well. After a while, your body grew so weak that it shut down, and you fell into a deep sleep. Then you know the rest, because you woke up."

"Where is the stake?" She wondered.

He sighed."I don't know.It wasn't in you or on you when you stumbled in here. That means that it must have been taken out by someone, or that while you were walking here, it fell out."

A sharp pain made her gasp and clench her midsection.

"What? What is it?" Dr. Fray demanded, frantic.

"My stomach," she said through her teeth. Dr. Fray could see that she was in pain and was at her side.

"Do you fee nauseous?" He asked.

She nodded. "Yes."

"You probably need food, what are you hungry for?" He asked.

Lexi didn't like the probably in his response. The word flew to her lips before she had the time to process it. "Blood."

The End

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