Karlstadt – The Return Excerpt 4
According to Legend, the Vampire seeks out young virgin females, but I tend too think this is pure superstition. I think a blood starved creature would take sustenance whenever and wherever it were available and in what form.
The Vampire can be of either gender, which was the reason that my Father was so protective of my Mother, and even now after all this time, still has niggling doubts. Another thing that I was unaware of was that the Vampire could actually turn a victim in to one of its own kind. I found this information a little disconcerting.
This was disturbing information, I had been under the mistaken impression that we were seeking a lone Vampire. This may have changed to a Vampire with any number of acolytes. Although I wasn’t visualising an army of them, the thought of having to possibly dispose of several of them gave cause for concern.
I think the most important thing in this mission is to place our trust in each other and be very wary of strangers. However sincere and well-meaning they appear to be. We will be in a foreign country whose ways are very different to our own. They I believe are quite a superstitious people and may not totally understand our ways.
Whilst we are in the Twentieth Century, their roots are still firmly embedded in the past. A past of folk lore and superstition where strangers are still treated with suspicion, especially if they are foreign.
(C) Damian Grange 2019