As she stood in the store comparing costumes and prices a thin, cold male hand reached forward and grabbed her by the shoulder. His face was next to hers and the coldness from his skin radiated off him and onto her. She suddenly had the chills.
“The Victorian dress would look the best on you with your bone structure and posture” he whispered into her ear almost sensually. She took a step forward and turned around to face this man who thinks he knows what’s best for her without knowing her. She came face to face with a gorgeously thin, tall but pale man with medium length black hair and ice blue eyes. He was dressed in all black except for his name tag. ‘He was very sexy’ she thought to herself however she was steaming mad.
“Just who do you think you are?” Trinity asked as the blood started to rise from her neck to her face.
“Oh. Let me introduce myself. I’m Jason and I work here in the Costume/Holiday Department” he said smiling to himself, his hands clasped behind his back. She took a deep breath and started to calm down. “I just saw you debating over the two costumes so I thought I’d give you my expert opinion” he smiled again.
“Expert?!” she hissed. “Expert, in this rinky dink little store of yours? Do you like to scare all of your customers like that?” she demanded.
“I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to…” he said but she cut him off with a wave of her hand. She threw down both costumes and stormed out of the store to her car and drove off in a huff. He was left standing there dumbfounded. He took off his name tag, stuck it in his pocket and snuck out the back like he’d come in. She’d be back. He was sure of it.
All day at work she had been reminded that they were having a Halloween Party in just over two weeks. They basically told everybody that they are expected to have a costume and participate. This depressed Trinity. This time of year really got to her with all her Halloween superstitions and it being her birthday. No one at work knew it was her birthday and that’s just the way she wanted it. It was going to be her thirtieth birthday and all she wanted was a quiet dinner at her parents’ house that were still together after fifty years and she was very close to. Then the next day she was usually paranoid so much she just went home, lit her candles, did her rituals and then went to bed. She had no reason to believe this Halloween was going to be any different but he had different plans for her.
It was Friday and she got paid that day so she decided to attempt to go costume shopping again, nothing had gone right all day for her but she’d try. She went to Halloween USA this time which is a store all about Halloween and only opens around Halloween. She looked for the costume Jason had suggested for in truth, that was the one she preferred but she couldn’t tell him that. She looked but they didn’t have it in her size which was a very common size for adults. She found two other options but she couldn’t find her size in those as well. She began to get frustrated and decided to go back to the original store but just hope he’s not there to see her swallow her pride.
As soon as she walked back to the costume section, there he stood, holding her costume in the size she needed. She snatched it from him:
“Ok, so you were right” she said trying not to sound too hateful.
“Well thank you Miss. I love a gal who can admit her mistake” he said smiling and his pearly whites shone through, dazzling her and holding her in a moment of amazement.
“Yeah, well, I have to go. Thank you for your help” Trinity said, scooping up all her stuff.
“You’re welcome” said Jason as he watched her look and feel ruffled around him. It was exactly what he was going for. As she got up to the counter, she mistakenly dropped everything, including her purse and it was strewn out all across the floor. He flew up from the back to help her pick it up and put it back together.
“Thank you. It’s just my dumb luck” she insisted.
“Well, it is Friday the 13th so I’m not surprised. We’ve had all kinds of things happen to customers today” he consoled her. Jason put the last item back into her purse and she grabbed him hand as he went to pull it out of the purse. He stopped and looked at it as her touch was so warm to him. She looked at it as well as it was cold to her.
“Will you let me thank you and come to dinner with me tomorrow?” she asked and released his hand. He was taken aback for this was not how he had planned it. He thought it was going to be much harder to get into her house. “Please? I insist. I’ll cook which I do very well” she said and started writing her address and phone number on a piece of paper and handed it to him. “7pm sharp!” she said and turned around and walked out, forgetting her costume.
The following evening, with costume in hand and at 7pm sharp he was standing outside and ringing her doorbell. She had dressed up for the occasion in a pretty long black figure hugging dress with slits up both side from just above the knees down to the bottoms. She was in her bare feet but her hair and makeup had looked like a professional had done it, ‘nothing like what she usually wears for work’ he thought to himself. She was so stunning to him that he felt a little coal of warmth burning within his belly, something he’d never experienced before.
When she opened the door, he was standing there, looking very sexy with a bouquet of flowers in one hand and her costume in another. She checked out his black tailored pants with a purple dress shirt and a black and grey pin-striped suit vest. He looked amazing as his curls bounces around his face with his every movement. He took off his black leather trench coat and handed it to her and she hung it up for him though it was almost too heavy for her to lift.
“Can I just say ‘I’m a bozo’?” Trinity asked. “I can’t believe after all that I ended up leaving the costume there. Please let me pay you for it” she insisted.
“Nope. It was left for me to buy it for you and it was fate for me to come over here today” he responded. They smiled at each other until she stuck her nose in the air, excused herself and returned to the kitchen.
“Make yourself at home” she yelled from the other room.
“I’m a bit nosey so I’ll stay on the couch” he said laughing.
“That’s fine. I have nothing to hide” she yelled back. ‘Oh really’ he said to himself and got up and went over to her DVD collection. Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned, John Carpenters Vampires, From Dusk Till Dawn, Daybreakers, Lost Boys and then TV box sets, Moonlight, Kindred: The Masquerade, The Vampire Diaries, Dark Shadows-the complete series, True Blood and many more. “Looks like our little angel has a fascination with vampires” he mumbled just as she was coming out of the kitchen with the roast she had prepared and set it on the table.
“What did you say?” she asked, smiling innocently.
“Oh, it just looks like you like vampire stuff is all” Jason said a little embarrassed.
“Yes. It’s my guilty pleasure when it comes to TV or movies” it was her turn for embarrassment. He helped her into her chair before he took his. Just as she took the salt shaker she dropped it on the floor and it broke. She immediately jumped up, turned around three times in a circle and then threw a pinch of salt over her right shoulder. When she was done, she stopped to look at Jason who was looking on with her almost horrified.
“What was all that about?” he asked, the surprise still in his voice.
“It’s a superstition and since superstitions are doubly trouble during Halloween, you have to be careful and take care of them. I could have died if I hadn’t done the circle and thrown it over my shoulder” she said solemnly. Jason was amazed at her belief in these things. It had been so long since he’d met anyone this serious about the superstitions. “I even carry a handkerchief tied in a knot in my purse to ward off evil spirits” she said.
“I saw that when I was helping you pick up your things at the store” he said beginning to see how his plan has just been made easier.
“I’m sorry. I just get weirded out by Halloween, that’s all. Most people like it but I just detest it and my birthdays near it so it makes it worse…” she trailed off.
“Whoa!” he said. “Your birthday is on Halloween?” he asked. “Then you are supposed to be able to see and talk to spirits according to superstition” he said trying to pull her in by seemingly understanding the superstitions.
“Well, I was born on October 30 which isn’t close enough because I’ve never seen or heard from any spirits and it’d probably freak me out if I did” she said nearly in a panic attack. He reached his arms out for her to come curl up in his lap. She hesitated at first but something drew her to him. She slowly moved towards him and sat down on his leg. She pulled herself up into a ball and leaned herself against his chest. He rested his head on top of hers and they sat there calmly for awhile. He had a soothing affect on her and though she denied it at first, the longer they sat there, the better she realized she felt. Finally, he cleared his throat and she knew what was coming.
“Well, I better get going. It’s getting late” he said fighting every primal urge in this body and pit of his stomach to ravage her body, open her up and drink her blood right then and there. However, he had a plan for her so he’d wait, ‘reluctantly’ he thought as she kissed him on his way out the door. As he walked down the street, his desire for her grew and grew and he didn’t know if he’d be able to control the beast within the next time he had her alone.
Over the next two week, Trinity and Jason spoke on the phone and made plans to go out together to celebrate her birthday. It was difficult to convince her to go out since he detested celebrating her birthday but he convinced her since it was such an important one. He had decided that he birthday was the perfect time to put his plan in motion since she’d be emotional and susceptible to his charms. She had actually started looking forward to it for she had never had anyone special to celebrate it with.
The day finally arrived. Jason picked up Trinity from her house and on their way back to his car a black cat ran across their paths. Trinity jumped into Jason’s’ arms in a hysterical fit.
“Someone’s going to die now. I saw the black cat!” she pointed to where the cat had been.
“It’s ok Trinity. You are with me and I won’t let anything happen to you” he said consoling. After much comforting, he got her into the car and they went to a nice restaurant for dinner. Trinity noticed again that he didn’t eat, he kinda pushed food around on his plate and when he’d been at her house he never ate the roast. ‘What’s wrong with him?’ she wondered to herself. ‘He was a picky eater’ she told herself in the back of her mind. On the way home, Jason purposely drove past the town cemetery and Trinity started to freak out.
“Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh” she said before sucking in a deep breath and holding it until they completely passed the entire cemetery.
“What’s wrong my dear?” Jason asked innocently enough to her but deep down his plan was working.
“It was a cemetery. You have to hold your breath while passing one or the evil spirits can enter your body with your air” she explained.
“Interesting” he said, already knowing the answer to the question before he’d asked it. He’d gone online and looked up “Halloween superstitions” and was given a whole list of them so he was making sure many of them were coming true for Trinity so she would be upset and frail so what he had to do and tell her would be much easier in her condition.
When they got home he purposely parked further away on the street from her house so they had to walk. While walking they were the only ones around but heard footsteps behind them. Jason started to turn around and in a panic Trinity grabbed him and made him keep walking forward.
“If you hear footsteps behind you, don’t look because it could be death coming for you” she explained solemnly. Jason was amused at all her silly superstitions but they endeared her to him. He had started all this as her being his next victim but it turned out to be so much more. He had actually fallen in love with her so the plan had to change. He just hoped it didn’t backfire.
As soon as they got in the house, Trinity lit the Halloween candles and walked through each room in the house ringing a small bell. ‘The bell scares the evil spirits’ she told Jason. Jason eventually got her to sit down on the couch next to him, facing him with her hands in his and looking into his eyes with those big brown chocolate eyes of hers.
“I wanted to talk to you” he said.
“Oh no. Are you breaking up with me?” she asked sadly.
“No no. It’s nothing like that” he reassured her.
“Good ‘cause that’s the last thing I wanted” she said leaning up kissing him on the lips. He leaned into her to kiss her again, deeper this time and he found his arms embracing her tiny body.
“I have to...” he tried to get out between kisses.
“Yes baby?” she teased him.
“I don’t want to lose control…but” he trailed off.
“But what? Lose control Jason. Ravage my body. Hold me tightly and kiss me all over” she encouraged him. That was all he needed to hear and he started to do exactly as she requested. He kissed her lushes lips, ran his tongue along the tip of her ear from top to bottom and gently wiggled it into the opening while breathing his hot breath on it. He turned her to the side, pulled up the back of her hair and started kissing the back of her neck and playing with the little hairs there which sent shivers down her back. He moved back down to the side of her neck and she took a deep breath in and that was his cue. He couldn’t resist any longer. The beast inside him was ready to come out. Just as he bit down into her neck a small squeal of delight came out of Trinity.
“OOOOOOOOOO! Baby! That is so awesome!” she cooed as he drained her blood. When he stopped, he came up to look at her and still had a trickle of blood running down the side of his mouth. When she saw it she jumped up off the couch and away from him.
“Is that blood?” she asked though she knew the answer.
“Yes my love” he said standing up and moving towards her with his arms outstretched for an embrace. “You have literally two minutes to decide if you want to join me or if all your silly superstitutions are going to come true and you die” he said very calmly, still moving towards her.
“How could you not tell me you’re a vampire?” she demanded.
“You never asked” he joked.
“This is not a joking matter. This is life and death” Trinity huffed becoming more and more angry.
“I know. You are so worried about your little superstitutions that you haven’t learned to live. It’s after midnight so you could be born a vampire on Halloween and put all those silly things to rest since as a vampire you are immortal and will never die. This is a gift I am offering you…immortality and to be with me” he explained.
“I have always had a fascination with vampires” she said.
“I know. I saw your DVD collection and figured as much” he said. He looked to her with loving eyes and held out his hand invitingly, waiting for her to come to him. After a brief second, she flew to him and put her head on his chest and he enveloped his arms around her. He bit again back into her neck, giving her that instant feeling of release and pleasure as he drank from her. He then laid her on her back.
“This won’t hurt a bit. Just keep drinking until I tell you to stop and keep your eyes closed” he said, slit his wrist and put it to her mouth. The blood danced a high paced samba on her tongue and it put her in an euphoric state of mind where everything was peaceful, calm and beautiful.
“Ok, you may now open your eyes and see as a new vampire would” he said encouragingly. Trinity delicately opened her eyes and everything around her was more vibrant and in greater detail. Her eyes made all things beautiful, especially her new companion.
“I’m glad you’re here with me” she said reaching for his hand and holding it inside hers and up to her lips for a gentle kiss.
“I’m just glad I didn’t make you my meal!” he said and she gently punched him in the stomach with a smile.