Flash #4 Very Superstitious

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"It's going to be a good night tonight," Eddie said. He knocked on the wooden table twice. "I'll have a fun hunt."

"Why do you knock on wood all the time?" Chesa asked, throwing on a denim jacket.

"Because if I don't it won't come true."

"Bullshit. Superstitions aren't real."

"Says the girl who walked went straight home after my funeral, thus inviting me along. And now look at you. You're a vampire."

Chesa rolled her eyes. "I didn't become a vampire because of pagpag. I became a vampire because your clingy ass couldn't deal with this immortality crap by yourself and came crying at my window."

"Which wouldn't have happened if you'd stopped somewhere else first."

"I am not putting up with your superstitious bullshit for eternity."

"Best friends do anything for each other," Eddie said, grabbing his coat.

"I've been reconsidering our friendship lately." Chesa turned on her heel and pulled the collar of her jacket down to reveal the bite mark that'd be forever scarred on her throat. "Best friends don't bite each other, Eddie. Now come on, I'm hungry."

"It's raining out," Eddie said, grabbing an umbrella. His thumb accidentally skimmed over the release button and the umbrella popped open. He shrieked out immediately. Swearing, Eddie frantically tried to bring the umbrella back down.

"Oh no. No, no, no!"

"Don't open umbrellas inside?" Chesa asked after sighing. "You did it by accident."

"It doesn't matter! Superstition says that it angers the sun gods by putting an umbrella up inside. Sun gods, Ches! We're vampires. They already hate us."

"You've never believed in a god. Or gods."

"And until recently, I never believed in vampires but here I am."

He bit down on his lip and took off his coat. "You'll have to bring someone back for me to feed on. I'm not going out there. What if the sun comes up?"

"It's literally just turned night." She clicked her tongue and grabbed her best friend, dragging him towards the door. "Get your vampire ass out there and hunt with me. You know how cranky I get when I'm hungry. And then you won't have to worry about the sun gods killing you, you'll have to worry about me."


So far, so good. A girl had wandered off from her friends by herself and Eddie followed her. She stumbled a lot, clearly drunk and he darted from shadows to shadows until he was close enough to pounce.

But the minute he did a spray of burning water hit him in the face. He howled, feeling something sharp burst through his chest. It missed his heart but the pain was enough to sweep him into unconsciousness.

When he woke up, he was tied to a tall post and the girl he'd been following stood in front of him.

"I was watching you too, bloodsucker." She smiled and gestured behind her with a stake in her hand.

At the sunrise.

Eddie screamed as the girl stepped away, allowing the first stinging rays to scorch his skin.

(Word count: 484)

A/N: The fourth and final challenge was to base a short flash on a superstitious vampire.  There were some perfect vampire-esque superstitions from the umbrella one to a Filipino legend that warns people not to go straight home after a wake otherwise they're inviting the dead to follow them home.  Such a fun challenge!

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