3. Chapter Three
The next subject of the day was ‘History of the Founders’ or Monster Studies as it was commonly known among the students. It was taught by no other then a monster itself: Mrs. Kaylynn Piersall. Not looking a day older than us, she acted like she owned the town.
I know I said the vampires did own the town but not her. She was just a servant. The real owner – and the most dangerous of all the vampires – was Eliezer, Jovan’s elder brother.
Even thought I often threatened Jovan to tell Eliezer about his doing, I hoped I would never have to do it for real. He never came out of the Mansion of the Monsters, never showed himself. No one in town knew what he looked like. And that was the real scary part about him – he could be anyone! He could walk among us right now, sit beside me in class or have sold me an ice cream in town.
Still I think I would have noticed him – I mean he would probably look a lot like both Jovan and Mrs. Piersall: Pale skin, blood red eyes, fangs. Maybe he was blonde like Jovan? I mean they were brothers. Or maybe he was the complet opposite of Jovan – like Lily and I?
“Miss Plair!”, Mrs. Piersall smashing the history book into the table right in front of me with more force than she needed to – she just loved this teacher job way too much! “I do not tolerate any daydreaming in my classes. Am I clear?”
Cold. As. Ice. She did not even blink once while speaking. If she had ever had any humanity it was long gone by now. I could not stand her!
Just as I was about to give her a sassy answer like always, Mrs. Piersall’s eyes went blank – staring into the thin air. It was like she was in another world – and I creeped me out!
“You are expected. And you better hurry for the sake of your sister”, every cell inside me froze. Her dark smile with visible fangs did not help. Did she- If she was telling the truth then the monsters had Lily!
I ripped the door open! Disturbing a lecture was the least of my worries.
“Have any of you seen Lily?” I asked into the room. Nothing but shaking heads.. again. I ran to the next door in the hallway. So far Lily was not in her class and no one had seen her since lunch. My heart was pounding so fast it hurt! Was it planning to dig itself out of my chest! I tried calming myself. Panic was not an option right now. The monsters could not have taken her. They just could not!
I was not so sure anymore. She was no longer at school and Lily would never skip classes without telling me first. She was a model student for gosh sake!
With eyes full of fear I looked out the nearest window. My eyes locked at its target: The highest hill in town; the Mansion of the Monsters.
“Are you up there, Lily?” I asked myself even though I already knew the answer.