Chapter 0:

The Vampire: Dreaming

A School For Body Stealers

A long time ago, the adults sayBookmark here

Deep in the forest there is a mansion near the bay, Bookmark here

Beware of the vampiric beast Bookmark here

That waits in the thicket for another feast.Bookmark here

But even with this tall tell taleBookmark here

Two young siblings, both identically maleBookmark here

With smiles and laughter, Bookmark here

They went in the forest still and soon after Bookmark here

The rushing blood from their feet Bookmark here

Would entice the vampire they wanted to meet. Bookmark here

Lalala, a lone voice sung Bookmark here

"The blood moon has yet begun" Bookmark here

The pair looked at the moon so beautiful and red Bookmark here

And suddenly fell with their legs crushed and bodies broken like lead.Bookmark here

Lalala, sing to the wolf's thrall Bookmark here

The two siblings were never found again Bookmark here

If at all. Bookmark here

A piano kept playing with a nauseating melody along with the old nursery rhyme I've heard plenty of times before. The singing was coming from a young lad with a bright smile, dark hair, and white skin as pale as snow. His deep azure eyes would always turn to me as a hole began to open from a wound in his chest. My eyes burned a flaming red, as I held onto him. Bookmark here

"Lalala, please my dear friend. Don't leave me here, alone. " Bookmark here

He said tears streaming down his face as I held him closer. Bookmark here

Na-o...Bookmark here

Nao……Bookmark here

I strained to call out his name, but my throat felt so dry to even whisper it to him. The pain from my throat soon buried itself deep within my chest. The pain was so unbearable, I wanted to scream. But instead, I clamped my fangs into Nao's neck. I ripped through his skin as he muttered a little more. Bookmark here

"You know how we can be together forever. You have the power. Use it…so we can become each other." Bookmark here

He was right, there is a way, and I can use the power. Bookmark here

I let go of his neck as we faced each other closely. Our hands hugged tightly together as our bodies melted into one. Bookmark here

The energy was intoxicating. Bookmark here

And his blood was invigorating. Bookmark here

I looked down at myself and saw him. Bookmark here

His hands were mine.Bookmark here

His face was mine. Bookmark here

His eyes were mine. Bookmark here

His body was mine. Bookmark here

So why do I feel alone… Bookmark here

I ripped the blankets from off me as I sat up breathing rapidly. My throat was super parched, but I had no water on my nightstand. Bookmark here

It was that dream...again. Bookmark here

Suddenly, my phone started lightly buzzing on the floor near my bed. I looked at the number with blurred vision and picked it up to answer. Bookmark here

"Hey Shizu! I've been trying to reach you all day, bro! You finally awake? I found some fresh meat with your name all over it!" Bookmark here

That's right, this must be that thug, and he called me because I gave him my phone number that one time.
How long have I been sleeping?
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I coughed a little because my throat was still dry, but that person's cheerful voice kept talking to me through the speaker. Half listening to him ramble, I slowly picked myself up and went towards the bathroom. Bookmark here

"You know Shizu, you've been a great help for me and the gang. If only you could see that! We've been racking up bodies just for you of course! But we wouldn't be so loaded with cash without ya! Why not hang with us more?" Bookmark here

I poured some water in a small cup from the sink and gulped it down quickly. As I stared at my face in the mirror, I finally came back to reality. Bookmark here

"What's up with you, bro? Are you still half asleep? If you hurry out, I might treat you to something extra delicious." Bookmark here

Then, I looked at the phone and spoke through the receiver. Bookmark here

"Don't worry, I'm awake now." Bookmark here

"Sweet! Well hurry down to our usual spot!" Bookmark here

My name is Shizu and I'm a vampire that can shapeshift into other people after devouring their bodies. I permanently kept myself shifted into my beloved friend Nao for many years, and I would never dare change that. Nao was everything to me. And ever since the day he died from the vampire hunter that attacked us, I swore that we would be together for eternity. My twisted fate led to me becoming my best friend. Bookmark here

I am what they call, a Body Stealer.Bookmark here

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