While he slept I thought about how things were set up to do the exchange. The sun is up and the grazers are all up doing what they do best, eat.
I tried to keep my mind off the increasing hunger. I knew that I had to stop off at Jim’s. He really was a desprit move for me. He was an incomplete ghoul. For some reason he never fully turned. He served a master for a century until he was murdered in his sleep.
Normally a ghoul would turn human again but it did not work. It was like his DNA was stuck in limbo. so he had no master but he had a penchant to try to pimp himself out as a hired ghoul.
His place looked like a dive with junk in the front of his shop that he calls antiques. I pulled around back where he had a closed in garage for our kind of business.
I made sure to scan the place before parking my car. The blood bag was sleeping still. Which is the perfect opportunity to get what I need.
I walked into his shop by the connecting door to have his rotted out teeth smile waiting for me.
“What can I do for you today? Do you need that body disposed of. I have a shredder in the upstairs bedroom.”
“Jim cool it. I need a bag of the exotic OB+. Do you have it?”
“OB+ is rare to come by. Some say it is so rare that you can get your self killed by having it on hand.”
“What’s with the speech? Do you have it or not?”
He looked at me straight while his left eye wandered right.
“Of course I got it but it will cost ya and no tabs. My supplier is getting antsy delivering it to me.”
I nodded and gave him the cash. He pulled out half a gallon of OB+. That’s all an undead would need to stay filled until the sun set. For some reason it’s like a super food to us.
“Can I ask where your gonna go with the blood bag?”
“None of your business Jim. Thanks for the pic me up.”
“You know I am here to serv–., to help you if you need me.”
There was the slip of the tongue. “Serve”. I do not have ghouls they are a permanent reminder of the mistake I made by choosing this existence.
“I’ll keep you in mind.”
That made his day by the look on his face. I should just kill him but he has been a vital part of our community and since he serviced his masters killing it would be a shame to end his life now.
I walked back to my car to be greeted by a partially awaken man.
“Hey what is going on?”
The blood loss would interfere with memory.
“Again I am taking you to someone who wants you back badly.”
“Yeah you told me that before. Is she here?”
He turned his head to quickly and he almost passed out.
“Relax, you will be with her within the hour.”
“He sat back as I pulled out of the garage. He started scratching a scab from and injection site. I was not hungry but I will not be able to hide his scent if he bled.
“My skin feel like it’s on fire.”
I looked over to see a rash starting to appear on him.
“Are you allergic to latex?”
Shit I had to get him antihistamine quick. Nothing ever goes smoothly in this world.
“You were in a clinic where they had latex gloves. I need to get you some medicine fast.”
“Just get my epi pen from my bag.”
He looked for his bag and realized he did not have it.
“Where is my bag?”
“No clue, hang on. I’ll pull up to this clinic bus and get you what you need.”
The medical bus was a front for emergency help for our kind. I hope they have what I need.
“Hello can I help—“
“I need a epi pen quickly.”
“He’s bleeding. It smells so lovely.”
Hey, focus. Epi Pen, Now!”
She manage to get out of the haze to get what I asked for. I gave it to him to eject it into his thigh. My strength would send the needle to the bone.
“That will be 2 marks.”
I handed over the payment and drove off. I knew I just put myself on radar. I needed to unload him quickly. The sun will eventually set and I am pretty sure I will be summoned.
“Yeah well you’ll eat soon, so just sit there silently and don’t scratch another scab off.” I said with annoyance.
She better have that jewel or I’ll end both of there lives.
Well another exert went well at least for us fire starters. Keep the fires burning and keep yourself occupied in this time of confinement. Let me know how your liking this story so far.