Chapter One: Pick up your meal
William had been standing in front of the candy shop for the last twenty minutes waiting for a girl to come out. It was lunch time in Cardbury high school and a group of twittering girls had just entered the candy shop.
He wanted to lure at least one of them in hope of his lunch. He was craving by now. If they didn't come out in five minutes, he would have to risk his identity and go inside. Damned teenage girls, they took so much time. After he's finished with them they won't be buying any candy ever again. He could have gone for the children that had come before but they were too much hassle, really difficult to lure with his well-muscled body and applied and tested charm.
He had not had a dose for two days. His mind was already playing out scenarios, the ripping apart, digging those sharp fangs in and that heavenly taste of the juicy sweet liquid. This was not helping him to be in control. But if he didn't focus on this, he'll start remembering about her, her smell, her blonde hair that smelled like strawberries, which he didn't want to do at all. It still hurt after more than a century.
Will was pulled out of his wanderings with the squeals of a fifteen year old looking girl coming out of the shop finally. Will´s green eyes lit up in anticipation. She was alone for now, calling for her friends to come out, this was the kind of opportunity he was waiting for. He stared at her till she looked up and made eye contact, he knew she was a goner as soon as she looked up, he gave her one of his lopsided charming smiles. She blushed and looked down, he walked towards her in a easy pace and stopped too close for comfort. Then he took her hand and placed his lips, just floating on them and asked for her name. She blushed more if it was possible, he was becoming impatient.
He tried to catch the voices of her friends; they were still inside far enough for him to make his move. He moved even closer to her, closing his hand on her wrists, with his other hand he snatched the packet of candies from the girl and slipped them into his coat. The girl looked up aghast at his audacity but Will was far from caring, he compelled her to forget the past five minutes and disappeared from the crime scene inhumanely fast.
Finally, he had got the candies. He ripped apart the packet and dug his fangs into them, the sweet-sweet liquid covered his fangs. He was pleasantly surprised by the girl's choice in candy. Maybe he would meet her again.
It was evening already, Will turned away from the candy shop and started walking towards the bus stop.
Will waited at the bus stop for the bus towards his apartment, at such times, he desperately prayed for a car. He wished he could afford one, even though he had been dead alive for the past 120 years, he had lost all his fortune of those twenty years of bliss with her in search of her for the next hundred years. He had to start all over again now, he had lived on the streets for a few months, until he had managed to acquire a good enough apartment.
His love for candies had made him buy decent clothes as girls wouldn't give a second glance to his charming persona if he looked homeless. He just loved candies, the high they gave him almost enough to forget his true love Candace, but the thought of buying candies despised him, they had to be charmed from girls not bought.
He had always gone for younger girls, they seemed more exquisite, easily charmed and quite unaware of his intentions. His love life had been non-existent for a century which almost made him a virgin. He believed in God and that’s why he had swore to fornicate only after marriage. Marriage, that word reminded him of a certain blushing bride of whom he should not be thinking about.
He looked at his cell phone which had contacts of only his employer, manager of a hospital, where he worked in the morgue. He felt lonely at times like this, he never had a friend. She was his friend, his wife, his love and so much more.
He had applied there so he could easily sneak for blood supply and also not many people were enthusiastic to work in the morgue. His life had become quite mundane and the only part that gave him some joy was peeking at the high school girls in hope of some candy.
His wet dreams about candy were interrupted by the growl of a stray dog. Will was scared, very scared, he had never been a fan of dogs, they were pesky creatures with fangs longer than his and drool dripping from their mouth. He had no idea what to do, if he was not in a public place, he would have gladly ran.
Will heard the screeching of the tires of the bus, this was his moment to escape, but he'd have to sacrifice his leftover candy. He pulled them out of his coat and threw them far enough to let him climb the bus, the dog took the bait and ran after it. Will sprinted all the way to the bus, just making in time for the dog to return. The doors closed and he was off to the safety of his apartment. He thanked God silently and sat down.
He was shocked to see the same girl from before sitting beside him, she looked at him almost like she could remember him, but then shook her head and looked away. Will doubted whether the compulsion could have had gone wrong , he dismissed the thought the minute he saw his stop and stepped out of the bus. He was happy to be home for once. The dog had scared him enough for the day. He went to the refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of red wine, which was in fact filled with blood, B+ , one of his favorite.
He pulled out Tangled from his movie collection, though there were hardly a dozen movies there. He had watched this movie many times and he absolutely adored it, maybe because of a certain blonde girl in the movie. He despised the part when she turned brunette and thought of it as a sad ending, like his life.
He sat down with the glass of blood in one hand , ready to kill time since he didn't need to sleep.