A patient misheard me yesterday and she shut her jaws and bit my hand. For some reason, I made some noise that can only be described as a minute howl… all it took is my colleague to say ‘Now you’ll turn and become one of the patients’ and my imagination was unleashed. I hope you’ll enjoy this little portrait that I painted with letters.
It was late at night, and Dr. Woolsey just made sure his last patient would get out with a Hollywood smile on her. The reception had no more patients.
‘I think that’s it for the day, Renny!’ doctor Woolsey said out loud from where he was, inside his office. His receptionist, Renny, placed the final case’s data on her computer. She saw her reflection on the screen when her PC went off… she only saw her reflection. Getting her own bag, she turned and met what she couldn’t spot earlier. A tall, pale man, grim, in every way imaginable, as death, he wore a pitch black long coat that only made his face clearly pale in contrast. She almost shout out, when suddenly.
‘I smelled him… don’t worry’ Dr. Woolsey told his Nurse.
‘So what do I owe you the pleasure, Odol?… oh, and you can leave now if you want.’ Renny didn’t wait for him to say that twice.
‘My canine is broken’ Odol said… his words came from Woolsey’s back, when the latter turned around he couldn’t find him, Odol moved too fast.
‘I’m already on the chair!’ he heard Odol in his head.
Humans can heal and regenerate, vampires do it a lot faster, but they can’t, like humans, bring back their lost permanent teeth. They eventually needed dentists.
Odol opened his mouth to reveal his case.
‘So you are an Interview With A Vampire kind.’ Woolsey said while using his mirror to survey everything inside.
‘What do you mean by that?’ he asked, the words came out wobbling because he said it with his mouth wide open, but it reached Woolsey’s ears. Woolsey pointed at the poster he had on the wall.
‘That is a good way to classify our ki…’ ‘Shhh,’ Woolsey interrupted, placing his impression trey inside Odol’s mouth ‘you can’t talk now’
‘Nice try’ he heard Ozol, who is now using his telepathic ability to speak to his mind ‘by the way, your nurse has a very beautiful neck… I think I’ll give her a visit later today’ he spoke to Woolsey’s mind.
‘She’s mine’ Woolsey replied. Odol felt the animal side in Woolsey. And then it dissipated away. Odol felt relieved.
‘You look bad’ Woolsey said.
‘I wouldn’t know… I have no reflection’ Odol replied ‘so how are you going to help me?’
‘Implant’ Woolsey replied.
‘You know I heal very fast, you won’t have time to place your implant after you drill me’
‘It’s a special implant made for your kind… some humans see business in anything. They created a garlic coated implant just for your kind’
‘So I guess they charge more for the extra garlic?’ Odol said telepathically.
Odol had his final implant, what should have taken months only took him hours thanks to Odol’s supernatural ability. Getting out, Odol took another whiff from the reception area.
‘I got your scent’ he told him self.
‘And what will you do about it?’ Woolsey spoke, who heard what Odol said through his heightened hearing.
‘I want to try my new teeth if you don’t mind’ Odol grinned.
‘She is mine… you won’t have her… she’s my prey and I want her’
Odol knew Woolsey had to have one every month, where the moon takes over all his senses. He felt Woolsey turning.
‘You can not out run me, and it is night… your pathetic attempt to have my prey before I do is nothing but a waste of your thoughts’
Odol waited a second, he felt the animal dissipate again. Woolsey spoke calmly to him.
‘You are right… it is dark, and there is no sun outside’ Odol looked inside Woolsey’s mind, and he read what the latter’s mouth didn’t say.
‘But I already have my own sun here’.
With a press of a button, UV light came from all angles of the room, blinding Woolsey, and killing Odol. In the end, Odol exploded.
Woolsey looked at where Odol was. And then he suddenly started to feel himself getting weaker and weaker… he felt a strong headache. The implant Odol had had went through Woolsey’s head when the former exploded… but why?? I am immortal… why am I dying?? He thought… but then came his answer. The implant… it’s silver coated to reduce infection risk… but vampires don’t get infected… they are immortals… humans… they see profit everywhere… why else would they add silver like they do for humans… to have us pay more.
Woolsey fell on the floor, centuries of his life drained away… both of them died… for humans, and by humans.
~ A. H. Amin