Fledging Moon | The Chronicles of Fred Vol I
Homo-Sanguis, Nocturnum, Nightwalker, Vampyre - that's me. I mean, I'm one - a Vampire that is. I mean I'm Winnifred Carmichael. I'm a Vampire - though it's probably more appropriate to call me a Fledgeling.
The thing is.... I think I'm more than that.
Vampires have existed since the dawn of time, hiding in the dark, preying on humans... because we had too. We can't help it if they are our primary food source. We're just lucky now the Treaty still holds, or we would probably still be in the midst of the Blood Wars. Not a pretty period for my kind.
Anyway, everything was suposed to go smoothly. I was suposed to undergo my Awakening, find out I was Empusa - just like my parents, like my brothers - then I was suposed to finish my education at the British Institute and then be on my way to serving in the Nocturnum Government under the Countess. Dream Job!
Turns out Neter has other plans.
I'm a fluke of nature, a Therian born to Empusa parents and that didn't impress the authorities. They thought I'd tampered with the Awakening Ceremony. I mean come on, it is a 5000 year old potion, how the heck would I know how to tamper with it, I can barely walk upright in highheels.
I was bitten by an Apha, broke his nose, deprived of sleep for two days and then forced to run through the woods with 20 woIves chasing me. And that was just my first night as a fledgling.
Now, not only do I have to learn how to shift, but i have to control my blood lust before I feed on my best friend. Again!
And if that's not bad enough, something' is hunting us. Something is feeding on Vampires at the Institute.
How in Neter's name an I going to live through the summer?
Oh, and you should probably call me Fred.
The Chronicles of Fred Vol 1