Now was the morning after Roxanna Morgan had been killed. My Mom had left for work.I’d come to my room.Before going to sleep, I went over to my lap top, checking out what was on the Sangreville High student’s website.That morning, the website displayed a picture of our classmate Roxana Morgan lying dead on the sidewalk outside the Bouncing Casket Club, where we’d left her the night before, with blood on her naked boobies, and a deep bloody gash between them.
I was involved in that? I wondered.I Elaine Harris was an accomplice in the revenge killing of Roxanna Morgan?She had not gotten away with murder.Would I?
I had prayed to the Lord about this. I wondered.He’d told me to take no revenge.He’d said that if Roxanna was hungry I should feed her; or if she was thirsty, I should give her something to drink.So I had paid for her glass of root beer.That was after she’d run outside the Bouncing Casket, where I knew that Nathan and Diana were waiting.
Is she now in Hell, getting burning coals dumped on her head? Is that what I should look forward to for myself?
No! “I have accepted Christ as my Savior, so all my sins are forgiven, and I have no guilt before the Lord. His undeserved, total forgiveness is extended to all sinners, who accept Christ as Savior; including me.”
So I won’t be going to Hell. I wondered.Does that mean that I won’t get in any trouble at all?
“No guilt? The scandal of God’s grace?”
If you can call it a scandal, then there is gonna be trouble.The question is, how much, and what kind of trouble will it be?
I clicked again on the same page, and found another gory photo. This one displayed the decapitated head of my cousin, the Staker Vampire Staker, Paula Sheridan, who Roxanna Morgan had murdered.
Above the photo was the statement, “Sacrificed to Vampirania; as was
Roxanna Morgan. Now all is right in Sangreville.”
Beneath this photo was the comment, “Do Not Provoke the Wrath of Vampirania!”
No! I thought.This is too much!Are they serious?All is right in
Sangreville? My cousin and my classmate are both murdered, and everything is “All right”?
“Don’t provoke the wrath of…” the demon?
No! God’s Word says, “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.”
But hadn’t my resisting the Devil, lead to my Cousin Paula getting killed, and then my classmate Roxanna killed, in retaliation? It had also led to me almost getting killed myself.Hadn’t it also led to Diana and Nathan becoming vampires?
Does God really want me to keep on to doing what might lead to more of these things?
Now I remembered another scripture. It says something like “Cast your cares upon the Lord…”I forgot what else it says.
“Okay Lord. You be the One who handles this ‘resisting the Devil so he flees’ business.I’ve had enough!”
Now I went to my bed. I got under the covers and shut my eyes.
There’s no way, I thought, that I’m gonna be getting a good day’s sleep today.
What I was thinking was; I don’t want to keep resisting the Devil in the way I’ve been doing it. I obviously have no idea how to do it right.
That’s the same reason I didn’t want to become the Staker Vampire. I wouldn’t have known how to handle that either.
But Diana knew. She asked the vampire kids around her for help; and she’s now got more than a half dozen of our classmates working with her.
That’s it! To resist the Devil in a way that works, I’m going to need more people’s help.
I again remembered more scripture; Jesus’ words. “Wherever two or three are gathered in my Name, there I will be in the midst of them.”
Would those two or three include any vampires? Are there any other vampires here in Sangreville, who the Lord has also called?
Again I prayed. “If there are any other vampires who you’ve called, could you please introduce them to me?Thank you.Good night.I mean Good day.”
Then I shut my eyes, but I still couldn’t sleep. While I had been praying to the Lord in faith, I also had evil thoughts going through my mind.I was indulging in daydreams of biting some of my hunky guy classmates, and sucking out their blood ’til they died.I was even having those same daydreams about some of the guys back in Greenfields; including Larry.
Then I did fall asleep; and I, Elaine Harris the Vampire dreamed, but not about me biting people.
In my dream it was night. I stood on the sidewalk outside the Dark Arts R Us Shop, facing the spot where Roxanna had been killed.I saw Roxanna alive and standing up straight, and she was naked.She stood between Nathan and Diana who were fully clothed.This time Nathan was not holding a stake.He held a machete.He held its sharpened edge against the back of Roxanna’s neck.
He pulled the blade back. Then he slashed it forward through her neck.
Roxanna’s head came off and fell to the sidewalk, rolling in my direction, where it stopped at my feet.
Her body became a nudie display; a wobbling fountain of flesh, with blood gushing up out of her neck stump to twice her height, then splashing down on Nathan and Diana. They both opened their mouths, and began gulping down the girl’s spurting blood.Her body started convulsing, splattering blood in all directions, all over them and splattering some straight at me.
At my feet, Roxanna’s head burst into flame. Then Diana’s head was on fire.So was Nathan’s.
That’s when I woke up. I remembered what I had dreamt, and I wanted to actually take part in the beheading and drinking the gushing blood of somebody.I wasn’t sure who.Anybody’s head and blood would be all right.
Then I thought. No.I’m not just any vampire.I’m the vampire who God has chosen.I have to use self control.
I again remembered the scripture, “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.”
I had tried to resist, and continued trying, but I just couldn’t get that sadistic dream and those sadistic desires out of my mind.
I thought, I can’t resist the Devil now, but I can control myself. So as long as those thoughts and dreams remain fantasies, and I keep them to myself, they shouldn’t become a problem for anyone other than me.
Now I was asleep again, and dreaming again. This time the dream did not contain sadistic fantasies.I was again standing outside the entrance to the Demon’s Gateway Cavern at night.I again stood beside the body of my Cousin Paula Sheridan, the Staker Vampire who lay dead with an arrow sticking out from deep between her boobs.
Again I heard voices from inside the Cavern chanting. “Come in here!Come in here!Come in here!”
Then I was deep inside the Cavern; with the entrance far above and behind me. All around me the limestone walls were dimly lit.
Before me, stood a dimly lit stone idol; almost 20 feet high. I recognized it as the idol of Vampirania; the one who’s photograph was displayed all over Sangreville.It was a piece of finely sculptured white marble; but this marble was alive, moving and breathing.
Now the sculpture spoke, in an echoing, contralto voice.
“Listen to me Elaine Harris.” Vampirana spoke, “Listen and learn.I know you have been told to resist and that I will flee.But do you know what you will be resisting?
“I can be of great benefit to you. I can be of great benefit to your mother, to your Aunt Josephine, to your cousin Diana, your classmate Loretta, her boyfriend Nathan.”She chuckled, “I can even be of great benefit to the one who you girls call ‘Mr. Goodbite’.I can be of great benefit to every person living here in Sangreville.That is all dependent upon you.
“I’m not asking you to do harm to anybody. All I am asking is that you don’t get in my way.If you get in my way, all these people who I’ve mentioned will come to harm.Stay out of my way, and they will receive great benefits.
“Now if you Elaine Harris want to receive great benefits for yourself, remember ‘You can get away with anything you want when you’re living on a Hellmouth.’
Then the idol of living marble said, “I have told you to listen and learn.
Now I say, ‘Seek and discover’. Seek and discover what’s inside the Vampire’s Handbook.Seek and discover what’s inside the Dark Arts R Us Shop. Seek and discover what’s on cable channel 666.Then you will discover what benefits you may receive, as long as you don’t get in my way.”
Then I was awake. I remembered everything I’d just heard and seen in my dream.
That was no dream. I thought.That was real.The message was real; a genuine warning: If I want to avoid trouble for myself, or anyone who I care about; I’d better not get in Vampirana’s way.
But that wasn’t all. The message wasn’t just a warning.
“Seek and discover”?
Now I prayed. “Lord.You heard everything Vampirana just told me.What do you want me to do?”
I knew His answer.
Don’t look in the Vampire’s Handbook. Stay away from the Dark Arts R Us Shop, and don’t watch channel 666.Look in the Bible instead.
I picked up my Bible, but I had no idea where to look. I shut my eyes and spread the pages open.The book had spread opened at its final pages; the beginning of Revelation. Chapter 3; verses 7-11.
“…These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”