A male vampire comes along and takes India away and I am alone again. I sit in the dark for a while, and then the door opens yet again and I am dragged out into the night.
"You didn't bite her? How stupid. You know you're no use if you can't bite. I'm going to have to kill you," says the scowling vampire. He grabs my arms behind my back and presses a knife to my neck. Beads of blood slide down my neck. Wait. Blood? I'm not a complete vampire? So I can be killed. I close my eyes and wait for death. Then like a lifeline thrown to a drowning man a voice comes from behind me.
"Let go of her," it says.