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Nov
14

Weekends and Evenings


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

Thankfully I have weekends to myself. I never thought I would be glad of weekends; before work the days blended into one another attending parties and enjoying myself.

My evenings are sometimes spent on Committee work and sometimes I have been able to sleep. At other times I wake up at two in the morning and am unable to get back to sleep, as we Old Vampires are naturally awake at night.

I then finish any work for The Committee or reports for The Ruler and after that I read to pass the time.

I also attend parties and social functions at night, when all normal vampires are out having fun.

I am not invited to as many of them as I could wish; or as I used to. This is because work is a four-letter word to all Old Vampires; I have lost my castle and must live in a semi-detached house in Portsmouth with one servant to my name.

This is seen as not keeping up the side amongst Old Vampires and I have suffered accordingly, although the few that that have dared tell me to my face have been dealt with.

I have no hobbies as they are for humans. When not at parties I read about the latest in finance, as we can never have too much money, or go to my club.

A club is a haven for when it is necessary to find somewhere quiet you can share with right-minded people.

I can rest and relax in my club, which is much-needed when my servant Jane is excited over Christmas.

As with any club, there are rule and regulations as to what you may and may not do and every club has different rules.

It is also a place to pick up the latest gossip and rumours and to meet people you know, who have newly arrived in the country, as their first port of call will be their club to catch up on what has gone on in their absence.

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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