She looks up, sees a man, and stands up against the nightstand nervously.
Man: No! Don't be frightened! I noticed you in the crowd.
Kara: Oh yeah! Is that suppose to make me less scared.
Man: Sorry! I meant I noticed your limp. Are you injured?
Kara: Oh! Um! My dad and I were in an accident just down the road. I sprained my ankle.
Man: Oh! Is he alright?
Kara: Yeah! I used someone's cell and alerted the authorities in the next town. I'll see him in the morning.
He goes over and sits on the bed.
He places his hand beside him on the bed. She looks at his hand.
Man: Don't worry! I just wanted to check your ankle.
Kara: Oh! Um! Ok!
She goes over, sits next to him, and gives him her leg. He pulls back her pant leg and looks at her ankle.
Man: I'm Luke by the way.
Luke: Kara. That's a nice name. Ooh! Yeah! It's sprained. You should probably stay in bed. I could let you know when the party is over and you can take the bus back with the others.
Kara: I don't know. I don't think the person that stays here would much appreciate it.
Luke: I think he'd be fine with that.
Kara: And what makes you so sure? Are you friends with the guy?
Luke: Yeah, but I kind of have to be. I mean I'm stuck with myself. I can't just leave me.
Kara: Oh! So this is your room. Whoa!
Luke: What's wrong with my room?
Kara: No. Your room's fine! It's awesome, but I don't understand why you would want to live in a cave.
Luke: Well, when I was young, I found out I was allergic to the sun.
Kara: Oh, that's terrible. I'm sorry! I didn't mean...
Luke: Oh it's alright. It's not as bad as you think. I get to live in a cave. Who else gets to live in a cave and throw parties in a cave?
Kara: No one I know. So, that kind of makes you like a bat then, doesn't it? Though, I'm sure it can get pretty cold at night.
Luke: Well, I guess it does. I'd say this makes me more like a vampire, but I wouldn't say I like to drink blood.
Kara: Well, a vampire wouldn't want to bite me, that's for sure.
Luke: And why is that?
Kara: Well you see I was born with a birthmark that's shaped like a cross, and as everyone knows, vampires don't like crosses. They're the same as a kryptonite crystal to Superman.
Luke: May I see it?
She pulls her hair back and he takes a close look at her birthmark and then he touches it, but she moves away.
Luke: I'm sorry, but that is an amazing mark. I've waited so long to see it.
Kara: Huh! What are you talking about?
Luke: I'll show you!
He looks down and then looks up with baby blue eyes and two long fangs protruding from his mouth. Kara sees this and faints. She begins to fall backwards towards the nightstand until he places one hand behind her head and one behind her back for support. He then lays her head on the pillows, pulls back the covers, and puts her legs underneath the covers, before turning to leave the room. When out of his room, he signals to Jay and Kasey to follow him. They smile and follow him to the stage. He grabs the microphone and the dj sees him and stops playing. The crowd stops dancing and looks at them.
Luke: Are you all having fun?
The crowd cheers.
Luke: Good! We want to thank you all for coming, but now the party is over and it is time for you all to give us some of your life blood, but don't worry, you won't remember a thing.
The crowd becomes puzzled as Luke and others in the room bow their heads. Luke and the other ones on stage look up with their baby blue eyes and fangs and they all smile, except Luke. Persons in the crowd then look at those near them who bowed their heads as well. They then raise their heads and the crowd becomes frightened. Luke signals for the others to go.
The crowd screams and begins to run towards the exit. Two female vampires are the first to the exit who hypnotize two men in the crowd and then bite in the throat. Kasey and Jay then spring from the stage on two unsuspecting victims. Luke stays on the stage and watches.
At the exit, people begin to frantically push on the boulder to get it out of the way with no success, screaming loudly. They then turn and you see all the already hypnotized victims and the vampires walking towards them. The victims are still scared even though there are more of them then there are vampires.
A strong man, still with a beer in his hand, hits the bottle against the cave wall and begins to walk towards them. Jay walks towards him as the others smile. They get within three feet of each other and the man begins to swing the broken glass shard at Jay, but misses. He tries again, but fails a second time. He gets mad and begins swinging left and right at Jay and keeps missing because of his superfast reflexes. He stops and tries once more and nicks him in the face. Jay just smiles though, as the cut disappears slowly from his face after he puts a drop of his blood from the cut on his face onto his fingertip and licks it. The man's face becomes worried and then Jay reaches forward and grabs the shirt of the man's chest. The bottle drops from the man's hand and then he too drops to the ground and you then see Jay’s hypnotizing eyes.
A girl screams and then everyone else begins to scream and run again. You see some fight back, including a girl who punches a male vampire in the face. He falls back and comes back up. Her face becomes shocked because she did not feel that the blow from her punch would have such an effect, but then he comes back up from the fall and she becomes scared again.
Man: I like you. I think I’ll let you remember tonight.
She screams and he slowly comes after her. She continues backing up until she hits the wall and feels the tapestry with her right hand to the secret room and sees she can enter it. He then, seeing she has nowhere else to go, jumps after her. She screams and goes into the secret room running. She wakes Kara up, who screams as she sees the man grab the girl's arm, and then look at Kara and say...
Man: Oooh! Seconds!
The girl then tries to get away from his grip and so he pushes her up against the cave wall. As he does this, Kara jumps out of the bed and runs to the tapestry. He sees her, quickly hypnotizes the girl who slides down against the wall, and then goes after Kara. He reaches her and turns her up against the wall. He then tries to bite the side of her neck with the black cross, which in turn acts like acid on his mouth, so he lets her go and tries to stop the pain. While he does, he faces towards the exit and Luke punches him, which forces him to fly backwards in the air. Kara hurries then and runs out and the hurt vampire gets up with an angry face until he sees that it is Luke. He calms downs to a cool and then you can see the acid burn on his mouth disappear slowly.
Luke: Stay away from her. She's mine!
Man: I'm sorry Luke. I didn't know she was yours! You never join us.
Luke: Well you do now and I'm not 'joining you.' She's special.
He then turns and goes back out. You see many people lying unconscious on table and the ground and some locked up in shackles hidden below the stage with frightened looks on their faces.
Luke: Kara, there is no need to fear me. I do not wish to hurt you. We do not kill.
You see her hiding behind part of the boulder blocking the entrance into the cave, scared, but peering out ever so often to see the location of all the vampires. Luke continues to walk closer to her position.
Luke: You are a very special person Kara. You have a gift that is like a cure to this curse that we are forced to live. This is why I can't let you go yet.
Many vampires become surprised and stare between Kara and Luke. Kasey begins towards the boulder to get her, but Luke grabs her arm, so she backs away.
Luke: Before you can leave, though, a ritual will be performed in one week’s time when the moon is full. We must first assemble and when the deed is done, you may go free, but until then, you must stay here. I promise no one will harm you.
He reaches the boulder where she is hiding.
Luke: There is no use fighting me. You will always lose.
He then pulls her out from behind the boulder. She continues breathing heavily as he pulls on her arm. You can see signs of pain from her limp and the "aahs" as she is pulled back into the room.
Kara: Please let me go and all those other people too.
Luke: I'm sorry, but I can't let you go yet. The others will be sent home tomorrow. Ty! Lee!
Two male vampires come into the room.
Luke: It's time!
He goes over to the nightstand and pulls out a small, old book. He opens it and pulls out some paper that he hands to Ty and Lee.
Luke: Now go, so they have time to prepare.
They leave and he turns to see her still hiding on the other side of the bed.
Luke: Now it's time to see if you are really the prophecy.
Kara: What do you mean?
Luke: I need a taste.
Kara: What? No! Stay away from me.
She begins to turn and run to the other half of the room, but his quick speed and high fly jump abilities allow him to get in front of her. She turns again to run and trips onto the bed. She scrambles to get to the other side but he beats her and knocks her nicely back onto the bed and gets on top of her. She uses her hands to try and get him off but he grabs her wrists and holds her on the bed. She still struggles but he holds her hands above her head and pulls back her hair.
Luke: Just relax. It won’t hurt but a second. I'm sorry for this.
Kara: No. No. Nooo.
He bites into her neck and she becomes weak and dazed. You see blood drip from his mouth and the holes on her neck down to the bed. He then lifts up and licks his blood smeared mouth. She still lies there, breathing heavily, as he gets off his bed and heads towards the wall. He pulls a cord which opens an area above his bed where there are sun-intensity lights. He then walks over to the lit area where Kara lay and places his hand in the light. He sees no damage came to his hand so he gets on the bed and lets the lights fill his body completely.
Luke: The light of the sun. I've waited hundreds of years to feel its warmth and tomorrow I shall feel it and see its face again.
He turns to see that Kara’s blood loss has caused her to fall asleep. You then see her blood covering her shirt, neck, and face. You see Luke later coming out of the room connected to his room. He picks her up off the bed and carries her into the other room, which is a bathroom with an old fashioned, western movie style bathtub. He places her into the tub and you see the blood come from her body and clothes into the water. She then wakes up later to find that her clothes and her are clean. She looks around and sees Luke standing near the bathroom door.
Luke: I cleaned your wound and dressed it.
Kara: And redressed me.
Luke: Yeah! Sorry! But there was no way to get the blood out of your clothes.
Kara: Sorry! You looked at my body.
Luke: You shouldn't feel embarrassed; you have a beautiful body.
Kara: Um. Hhhm!
Luke: You have a special gift. Your blood can change our species forever. To be able to walk in the sunlight is a miracle and to see the sunrise and sunset is a blessing that we the undead have been denied for hundreds of years. Your father is lucky to have such a beautiful and gifted daughter.
He then walks over to her and sits next to her on the bed. She flinches slightly and makes a cross with her fingers, but nothing happens.
Luke: That doesn't actually work. I promise you're safe.
She puts her hands down.
Luke: You are lucky to be able to experience a world that is both dark and light; both beautiful and terrible. All we see is the dark and terrible. You don't know what it's like to never know the joys of the world and to be held captive to the blood filled hunger that resides in us; one that is never fulfilled. One that starves for more and more until the creature inside us no longer waits for the once human host.
You then see her father in a wheelchair at a hospital and a couple of policeman.
Officer: We still have not heard from your daughter. She is not the only one. You said she was on a bus with a group of people going to a party.
Joe: Yeah! That's what she told me.
Officer: All the persons that were on that bus are also missing.
You see a guy in the background with a long coat listening to their conversation.
Joe: Are there any leads?
Officer: We know from one of the kids whose parents didn't let their child go, that the party was somewhere in the desert. We have many officers combing the desert looking for any signs of the buses or the people that were on them. Now we are going to need for you to describe what she looks like to us.
He pulls out a notepad to take his description of his daughter.
Joe: She is 5 foot 9 with long curly brown hair and hazel eyes. She is wearing blue jeans, sneakers, and a black shirt. Oh, and she has a birthmark of a cross on her neck. Please find my daughter. After my wife died... She is all I have left of her.
After mentioning his daughter's birthmark, the man in the background looks even more curious about the story Joe is telling.
Officer: Don't worry sir. We won't give up until all those people are found. This isn’t the first time this has happened. They always come back after a day or so, but it’s with no memory of what happened or where they were.
The man in the background then turns and walks away after speaking into a walkie talkie.
Man: Finally. We found her. They have her though.
Girl's voice: Good! Now find their hideout and report back once you have her.
Man: I'm going now.