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13
Apr
17

Divorce


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

The divorce is going well. Henry has set a date for the hearing, which is in a couple of months’ time.

I now have to collate all documents and provide witnesses as to the state of our marriage and reasons why I want a divorce.

I am divorcing Jeremy on the grounds that he is not a fit husband for an Old Vampire and was not fulfilling his duties.

Disappearing to “find himself” will aid me there. It is not the done thing to disappear unless your life is in danger. Any other reason will cause a stir.

I have also managed to get Adele to obtain information for me gratis by pointing out that if she wishes to sell my Obligation and the divorce does not go my way, then the price for it will plummet.

If I am successful then she should be able to get a good price for my Obligation.

Adele does not like this, but will acquiesce because she will get something out of it.

The witnesses will attend because they will be able to dine out on the spectacle of my divorce, whatever the result is.

My servant Jane is also hard at work obtaining information as she does not want to go back to working in a castle under a butler.

She feels that she is quite comfortable as and where she is and does not want to change.

Jeremy will be amassing documentation and witnesses as well. I do not know who he will call, but you can never tell which way a witness will side until they are on the stand.

While on the stand we tell the truth to the best of our knowledge of how the situation is.

There are stories of people of whom it was proved they had deliberately lied and no Old Vampire wants to end up like they did.

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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25
Nov
16

Michael


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

Michelle, who is now doing my job at the prison, reports that Michael, the Debutante Vampire who killed humans, is being difficult.

It turns out that ascertaining the nature of this difficulty is in itself a problem.

He is not refusing to talk to Michelle or drink blood or do anything that is requested of him.

Yet things around him keep going wrong. While fights are commonplace in prison, Michelle has identified a cluster around Michael.

Equipment is also breaking down, with the result that Michael has had to be moved three times to secure him.

This last was so worrying I suggested Michelle sit down and write and submit a detailed report to The King’s Men.

She did this with some relief that the problem could be handed over to them.

I suspect Michael is paying human prisoners to disrupt the prison. Michelle disagrees, saying that an Old Vampire, even one who had fallen so low, would not associate with human prisoners.

I would normally agree with her, but I can think of no other explanation, as we Old Vampires possess no supernatural means such as telekinesis which would influence events.

We are stronger and faster than humans and there are some annoying effects such as being unable to appear in photographs, but that is all.

Michelle has no explanation for what is happening with Michael, which is why she sought my advice.

No doubt The King’s Men will take care of him. Undoubtedly he will not enjoy the experience, but it is his own fault for causing disruptions in prison. The human staff will look the other way at what is going on and will be quite happy that a problem not of their making is dealt with by someone else.

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

31
Aug
16

Telephone


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

Telephone

This new technology of the telephone is changing everything.

I used to answer queries with a letter. If the query was urgent, there would be a servant standing and waiting for a reply, but that was a rare occurrence.

Then the Hunters started decimating Old Vampires and speed of information was at a premium, so Old Vampires started to use and got used to having the telephone at their disposal.

Now I have people telephoning me at the drop of a hat, expecting me to drop everything and answer their query this very minute.

Whereas beforehand some information could be deemed not very important and left to digest for a couple of weeks, nowadays I may get someone telephoning with a query about it and have to read it as soon as it comes in.

It makes my job on The Committee more pressured and I complained to The Ruler’s Men about this, citing the fact that The Ruler’s Men will also have to respond to information more quickly.

If not they will have Old Vampires telephoning them up until they have responded.

I fear it is a habit that they now will not break and so my life has become more difficult.

Old Vampire Servants used to fly over with messages about meetings; the higher your Status was the more important the servant would be who was sent.

Now I worry that they will lose their flying skills as they are doing hardly any flying because they now pick up the telephone and arrange these meetings instead.

I send my servant Jane out to fly regularly and fly myself.  As I realised when I had a fence, these skills must be kept up or they are not there when needed and much time will be spent obtaining them.

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

20
Jan
16

Hiatus


I am sure regular readers have noticed my posts getting more erratic in the last few months and it is with much regret I am unable to continue writing at this moment, due to the fact that the real human writing this fiction is pregnant and in between sleeping, eating and myriad appointments I am having trouble getting things done and need to concentrate on baby stuff, especially as the baby is at the most five weeks away, we haven’t yet finalised a name and today the hospital just told me I couldn’t have what I’d written on my birth plan, so I will have rewrite it.  Also the NHS et al are snowing me under with reading material and I occasionally like to read other things than baby-related material.

I really enjoy writing this blog and want to continue, so I will be back in May at the latest.  Unfortunately I have had to give up other things I enjoy at the moment, which I hope will just be for a few months (stop laughing you parents) but may be permanent.  I’ll just have to see what happens when the baby is born.

06
Nov
15

Aftermath


*** 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 am being invited to a lot more parties than usual as a result of catching the killer.

Of course, everyone knows who he is and it is common knowledge that several Old Vampires who had dealings with him were caught trying to leave the country.

The ones I advised to contact The King’s Men before The King’s Men contacted them have fared rather better, but will not be seen for some time.

Unfortunately I have had to return to w.o.r.k., so I am unable to attend as many parties as I would enjoy.

However, I am able to give the partygoers some snippets of information that do not compromise the ongoing investigation but mean that I am invited to more parties.

Of course our Ruler and his Men know I will be doing this; I would not be an Old Vampire if I were not working out how to turn a situation to my advantage.

Jane has been out quite a lot more than usual; I assume that as my servant she is also being invited to parties, but her work is being done well, so I have no complaint with her and I have already told her what she can and cannot reveal to others.

The killer, a Debutante Vampire called Michael, has finally calmed down. The King’s Men then removed him for interview.

Andy, the Human Police Representative, was grumbling as he didn’t get much chance to interview him before he was removed and hardly anything out of him.

I placated him by saying that justice would certainly be done and Michael returned to prison a bit worse for wear and more compliant with Andy as long as Andy could promise that he would be kept in a human prison.

This will certainly happen, as the Ruler has no desire to have to house such as these.

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

11
May
15

Fighting


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

For the first time I have watched humans perform martial arts. It was most interesting seeing the humans’ economy of movement and how they defend themselves.

Any vampire, even a New Vampire, is still too fast for a human, however skilled they are.

It amuses me that humans must defend themselves against other humans and walk around afraid of being attacked.

We Old Vampires use the fence to air any grievances which have escalated as far as fighting.

I still owe Gerhardt a favour for training me to win my last fence. I have no doubt that unless he is careless enough to get himself killed he will someday collect.

For grievances which have not got as far as fighting there are always our machinations and allies to fall back on.

While being a New Vampire is cause enough for us to attack them it causes too much trouble.

If we meet while hunting both parties walk out of the area. It is the only way as neither would give way to one another.

Neither I nor Nosferatu (the New Vampire representative) relish being called out to deal with such a thing and for once we are both in accord that whoever disturbs us must pay.

He is more physical in taking payment, while I view allies and obligations to be worth more than favours.

Unfortunately these days I must take money, as I need to pay off my obligation to Adele.

All Old Vampires are schooled in boxing techniques in case we need to fight outside the fence.

It would be embarrassing in so many ways if I lost to a New Vampire; embarrassing in nearly as many other ways to another Old Vampire.

Even before New Vampires existed Werewolves had no love for us and some would try to kill us, so we had to be prepared.

Humans were never a problem unless a mob got together. One or two together we could take quite easily.

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

13
Apr
15

Predators


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

We look like humans to you, so you forget that we are uncaring predators who happily kill without a thought; you idolise us as being sexy and think that alleviates our danger.

While you think we are sexy it only adds to our allure and makes us more dangerous, as humans are drawn to us like moths to a flame; especially as men do not see the danger in our women and many a life has been extinguished without the knowledge we were a threat until it was gone.

You should never forget that we are the ones who are on top of the food chain.

It is very annoying, but I must admit that humans forgetting who we are make our lives easier. I would prefer to live as who I am.

We can hunt without fear of the mob and you humans are more careless around us.

Sharp bits of wood are no longer carried by humans and with the decline of Christianity there is a lack of crosses, holy water and priests who are trained in dealing with us.

Garlic has never been much in evidence in Britain, with many people today asking for it to be removed from their food, which is all to the good of vampires.

The cameras that are so prevalent on street corners nowadays do not worry us, as we have never shown up on them.

It would be perfect were it not for the Human police, who of course do not approve of hunting humans.

We try and thwart them at every turn, try and prevent them finding bodies with no blood in them, as it annoys them and they make us uncomfortable in return.

New Vampires do not see this as a problem, but we like our lives as they are : quiet and free to carry on as we wish.

There is always the worry that new laws will be passed that forbid us from the hunt.

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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