I return to my apartment, and turn off the police radio, which is only reporting the incident I was involved with earlier that night. I suddenly feel tired once again, and this shocks me. As I lay back on the couch, I continue thinking of Pike, and my first night of being a vampire.
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I hesitate, and then follow Perry outside. Only moments ago, I found myself full of anger, yet at the same time, worry, although not for my own sake, but for my father’s, who is still asleep in the other room. For some odd reason, I am in pain, not from my wound, which has disappeared over the course of my coma, but from my stomach. I realize this is no time to think about food, and follow Perry into the woods. The sky is dark, but daylight is close. I know this because the horizon has a few rays of light reflecting over it. I struggle to keep up with Perry as he leads me to a cave far from the town I live in. Perry sits down on a rock and waits for me to catch up. Once I do, he eyes me as if he’s examining me. “It hurts doesn’t it?” He asks, nodding his head. “It always does.” I feel immense anger towards him. “You… What did you...