One thousand two hundred and forty-six...This darkness? how long has it been?...One thousand two hundred and forty-seven...Too long, far too long...One thousand two hundred and forty-eight...Caged, imprisoned for eternity until...One thousand two hundred and forty-nine...KAL!!...One thousand two hundred and...
The Winter of 1998, deep in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania...
...A single van made its way up the road towards the small town. The driver, Roland - a reporter - stopped the van and read the Welcome Sign.
[Welcome!! Hometown of the "Vampire" Legend].
He smiled and continued driving deeper into town. "It looks as thought the people have left." His daughter, Remi, said. "What the hell happened here, dad?" He grabbed the newspaper from the glove compartment and handed it to her. She scanned through the article, reading bits and pieces, here and there. "So the people abandoned their homes because of animal attacks? Sounds a bit farfetched, don't you think?"
Roland shook his head. "If you read carefully, you'll find that no one has seen the actual animal yet. All they found were the victims. Mutilated bodies dried of blood. Who knows, maybe there really is a vampire here. Either way, I'm a reporter, and I believe there's a much bigger story here than what that little article says."
Like her father, Remi had a passion for journalism. Unlike him, she was more of a realist when it came to writing. "Yeah, but reporters chase stories dad, not ghosts."
"There's something here, Remi." He said, bringing the van around and parking. He stared out the window to look at the stars in the sky. "I can feel it."
"And did we really have to come here at night?"
"Vampires come out at night."
"If you believe in such things." Remi said. "Which I don't."
"Just grab the flashlight and the camera and lets go."
"Fine. I just hope I didn't waste my winter vacation and hanging out with my friends for this."
Roland grabbed his daughter by the shoulder and gently turned her around. "You didn't." He kissed her on the forehead. "And thank you for coming."
"Yeah... no problem."