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Work


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

I pity these poor humans their existence even more now I have tasted of it.

The humdrum world of getting up, going to work, coming back from work and watching mindless television is not for us Old Vampires.

We live. We party. We enjoy ourselves. We are Old Vampires, instead of working at a j.o.b.

I am the exception. I must work, as I have no castle and little money. Until I reverse my situation I cannot leave or find another job, as I am here at The Ruler’s bequest.

I am trapped here, pounding away at a computer, instead of perusing the newspapers at my club, sleeping, talking to allies and enemies and most of all having fun.

I became a vampire to escape the life of working for and obeying others. There was no 9 to 5 then, but I worked hard from sunup to sundown with little respite in between.

At least now I have the weekend to look forward to, which is one small crumb of comfort and since I have a servant I thankfully do not have to do any domestic chores except ordering in blood.

Unfortunately I have to maintain my real life as well, which happens at night. Other Old Vampires are waking up at dusk, ready to live again. I am usually coming home from work feeling like I am dying again.

This pattern is unnatural for me and a strain to maintain. It is a good thing that humans get holidays otherwise I would snap under the strain.

When it is worst I find myself making mistakes at my job. I know I am not performing at my best most of the time and that is an irritant for any Old Vampire, which leads to more mistakes.

We are supposed to be more than human and here I am working away like a good little human.

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
Walk into the sun : a euphemism for suicide

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