02 July 2008

Chapter 9 - Bite Me!

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Brella was really freaking out when she saw Cking floating!! Carter didn't seem to notice it, and Benjamin surely wasn't alarmed. [This is a glitch that happened in the game when Benjamin was trying to put the baby in the crib and Carter was in the way so the baby ended up there floating, lol]


The more Cking grew up the more Brella was scared of him. He'd make evil faces and she'd just want to run away from him.


Look at this one. Evil or what?


Benjamin would make her read Cking stories. Stories that didn't make sense to Brella because they weren't kid's books, she even had a hard time pronouncing most of the words.


Brella was constantly tired and drained physically and mentally.


Whenever she'd fail to do something or did a mistake, Benjamin would slap her around, telling her he needed to teach her lessons.


She didn't know her husband anymore. He wasn't the Benjamin she had met and fallen in love with.


That's when she turned to Corbin. He was a someone she had met in college who was now a cop. She told him what was going on.


He listened and promised he'd think of something to help her out. She refused to go to a shelter for abused women, so he made her promise to call him if he got violent again before he could figure out how to help her.


Meanwhile, Cast finally got the courage to ask Holly out on a date. He brought her out to eat some lobster.


They talked a lot, but he couldn't help noticing she wasn't finishing her lobster.


Finally she excused herself and told him she had a headache and wanted to go home. He didn't think she liked the date.


He didn't really care because all he wanted to do at that point was finish her plate.


He later saw a man that was standing in the shadows alone so he went to talk with him. He told him about the date he just had and how bad it had gone. This stranger then hugged Cast, Cast thought it was to make him feel better because his date had gone bad, but then he passed out and when he woke up, he was still at the restaurant, only the stranger was gone.


He didn't think much of it until he went to have his picture taken in the photo booth and when he saw his pictures, he laughed because they looked silly,.. then he realized something was terribly wrong with the way he looked.


Worried he called Carter to come pick him up.


He explained to Carter what had happened and told him he even physically saw differently. Instead of being alarmed, Carter was excited as he said it looked like he had been turned into a vampire. Cast brushed that theory off, saying that he wasn't craving for blood and that such things didn't exist. He figured it must be some kind of a bug he caught.


The next day he got ready to go to school and when he stepped in Cking's room to pick him up, the sun from the window started to make his skin burn.


Alone in his room with the curtains down, he tried to make sense of it and tried to figure out what to do.


That night he felt like he was going mad. Like he was loosing his mind. He kept stomping the flowers in frustration.


He turned to his brother for help. Carter told him to bite his neck and see what would happen. And that if he turned into a vampire also, then they'd know for sure and that way they'd both seek help.


As stupid as that sounded, he agreed and bit his brother's neck...


And sure enough, Carter turned into the same condition as Cast. His brother had been right - it was vampirism.


But instead of seeking help like he had promised, Cast arranged the bed with curtains so that the sun wouldn't be able to get to him in the morning, then he relaxed on the bed, seeming very content.


Cast made several phone calls and finally got lead to this woman whom he was told sold a potion that could cure him. He met with her and bought two bottles. One for him and one for Carter.


He read the inscriptions on the bottle carefully and hoped for the best as he swallowed the whole bottle and waited for it to take effect.


As the gypsy had promised, it worked!


He hurried to go tell the good news to his brother, but Carter wasn't ready to change yet. He told Cast that now that they had nothing to worry about, that they had the cure, he just wanted to remain in that state for a while longer.





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