Where I committed my greatest sin… It wasn't hard to figure out. I had committed many sins, but they were minor ones considering the type of creature I am. However, there was one major sin that I committed. I looked out to the distance. "I guess I have to go back to that place. How long has it been? 40 years?"
40 years ago:
"Just die," a vampire around my age said as he pushed me to the ground. "You're just a meaningless existence. 10 years old and you still can't suck blood from a mere human. What difference do you have with those humans?"
I attempted to stand back up, but was knocked down again.
“Useless fool,” the vampires sneered. The seniors called for them and they all walked away.
I didn’t attempt to stand up again. Laying on the ground, I continuously repeated, “Why am I still alive?”
After sometime, I fell asleep. When I woke up, a girl was sitting on top of me. “You’re awake!”
I screamed and tried to back off.
The girl covered my mouth with one hand and put one finger to her lips. “Shh... Iris am not a bad girl. Iris just saw you on the floor. Are you hurt?”
I winced as all my pain came back to me. “Why are you here?”
The girl, which I assumed was Iris gave me a confused look. “Iris was walking with mama but then Iris started to walk in circles, and then...mama disappeared.”
So she’s lost. “Why aren’t you sad?”
Before Iris answered me, I noticed tear streaks on her face. She shook her head and smiled. “Mama said that I have to be happy everyday.”
I suddenly had the urge to protect her. It was as if I found a reason to live.
Iris gasped. “Oh! I forgot!”
I tilted my head and gave her a questioning look. “What?”
She suddenly grabbed my hand an started to shake it vigorously. “My name is Iris. Nice to meet you.”
For the first time in my life, I smiled. “My name is Alexander.”