24
May
13

Who I am Unable to Harm


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

Unfortunately one of the things The Ruler made clear to me when I was forced into this job was that I am not allowed to harm a hair of my bosses’, colleagues’ or prisoner’s heads.  If I could, some of them would have disappeared by now.

They are only human, but I have been unable to find out how and why they are protected in this way.

There are times when they annoy me to breaking point.  This is when I visit one of the Old Vampires (as part of my job, of course) and we spend a comfortable hour or so discussing the worst points of humankind.

Humans do not seem to know their place anymore and some of my colleagues are very uppity.

It does make me laugh, these peasants giving themselves airs and graces above their stations, thinking that they are better than the prey they are.

I could easily end their life with one snap of the neck. The worst thing is they can order me around without knowing this, as I am under instructions not to let anyone at work know I am a vampire.

It is a pity, as I can bend humans to my will easily and could have the whole prison under my thumb in a few months.

I did object to this when the restriction was placed on me, but The Ruler is of the opinion that if a whole prison knows of vampiric existence then the fact will get out into the human population.

I am not of the same opinion, especially as I spend a lot of my time on The Committee covering up our existence, but when The Ruler gives an order we have to obey.

Instead of which, I am the one under everyone’s thumb; my bosses’ and even my colleagues’.

I have not been subservient to anyone for a very long time; I had forgotten how demeaning it felt to be at the beck and call of others.

Glossary

Bonded Wedding Old Vampire marriage for political reasons

Common Status the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire

Debutante Vampires before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society.  They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes.  They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.

The Committee see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity

The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans

Fence an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

Negatives Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.

New Vampires vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs.  This started after Dracula came out.

Notice the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative

Obligation when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say

Old Vampires vampires who are polite society.  Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.

Parent the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society

The Ruler’s Men people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks

Shun a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Status a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status.  See Negatives and Thousands

Status Keeper the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points

Thousands Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points

Vampire Hunters New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes

Vampire Servants servants who are vampires themselves.  Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve

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