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Committee


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

Nosferatu, the New Vampire Representative, has heard about my divorce.

He spent the last meeting of The Committee making remarks about it, until Sasha, who is the Werewolf Representative, said that she didn’t care if I was or was not getting divorced as long as he “shut his trap” about it.

Rather a crass comment to make, but the sentiment behind it is an admirable one.

Since it was followed up by a snarl and bare of teeth, Nosferatu shut up. Although the fact that it was close to the full moon may have had something to do with that.

Andy, the Human Representative, expressed his sympathies then when I said that I was glad to be rid of my husband looked confused and a silence descended upon the meeting.

It seems that whether you are undead or human, a woman must have a man. Of course, a man can function perfectly well on his own.

I do not know why this is. I have been functioning perfectly well without Jeremy and since Old Vampires do not feel emotions I have no need to be wedded to any man just for the sake of tradition.

People have been muttering at me that it will “end the sanctity of marriage”. I think these people have been around humans too much.

If there is a financial or a political reason for Old Vampires to get married, then even if they do not care about tradition (which is highly unlikely) they will still get married.

If Jeremy could provide me with a castle and thus restore me to the way of life we used to enjoy then I would not be initiating divorce.

Unfortunately in his haste to “find himself” he got rid of all “ties that could bind me” which includes financial and property constraints, if there would have been anything left after his debts had been called in.

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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