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Fairies at the Threshold
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Like ghosts angry fairies come out in the darkness, haunting humans. They are now mistaken for ghosts and demons, but in truth they are something natural from this world, they are what makes up everything.

Night falls for humans, but for most of the fairy population the day is just beginning. I’m standing outside a building of high end condos waiting for a creature that Hollywood has made out to be the most romantic and perhaps the scariest of all of them, the vampire.

With thousands of years of life they cultivate a huge collection of treasures, knowledge and skills; allowing most of them to become extremely wealthy. However, they almost never feed where they live, so chances are with so many wealthy people in one place a vampire will emerge from this building to go somewhere else in search of food.
I spot my query a little before midnight. He’s somewhat bloated. The vampire hasn’t been feeding well so its body has started the process of decay; the gasses from this process have caused it to start swelling allowing me to spot him quickly. The only other way to tell who’s a vampire is the way they look at each person they pass. Vampires have a very feral way of looking at people, like a wolf watching a deer.
He catches a cab and heads north to a poor neighborhood; I have a car waiting so I follow him. The vampire makes his way to a large apartment building and goes in. Vampires like apartments in lower income neighborhoods. No security asking questions at the desk and lots of living units to try to find one they can enter. It’s the perfect hunting ground.
The vampire glances hungrily at me as I join him in waiting for the elevator, but vampires rarely ever kill their victims as doing so merely creates another vampire to compete with them while drawing unwanted attention, especially with the camera positioned to look right at the elevators. It is still nerve racking to step into the elevator with the undead. It wants to bite into me and despite how tame they appear to have become, vampires love death. They prefer to kill their victims and this one is extremely hungry. So it’s torn between its undead instincts and the intellect it retains from life that lets it know that it won’t get away with attacking me thanks to the camera. Still I have to be careful, any movement that belays anxiety or fear could set off his instinctive side to a point where he won’t be able to or want to control it.
“It was a nice sunny day today wasn’t it?” I ask as I fiddle with my hair while looking at my reflection in the elevator door.
The vampire nods his head in a non-committal gesture, anxious that I’ll notice his lack of reflection or realize that he has no idea what the day was like, as he couldn’t go out in the daytime.
A twittery giggle echoes inside my head as the most mischievous of spirits whcih possessed me as a child laughs at the vampire. It is perhaps a sign of how warped my mind has become that I would tease a vampire while standing alone with him in an elevator.

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