9. Chapter Nine
"I'm not going to hurt you...not anymore, at least." James reassured her. Angelica kept her face down and her eyes not in contact with his. "...You can't tell anyone, though." he said. This time, Angelica looked up and at James. "It was hard enough for me to tell you as it is. But you had to know, now that you're one of us." he said. Angelica's eyes widened, "One of you?! I'm one of you?!" James nodded, "When I bit you, I didn't rob you of your blood and drain you. I injected venom into you." "Venom?" "Yes, the substance that came from my fangs, courses through your veins, and turns you into a vampire. Speaking of which...are you thirsty?"
Angelica thought about this. She was thirsty, now that she thought about it. But not for water, or any regular beverage like that...she thirsted for something a lot more rich in iron. She nodded to his question. James stood up and held his hand out to her. Angelica hesitantly grasped his hand, and James helped her stand up. "We're going hunting. Listen well and watch carefully when I teach you, okay?" Angelica nodded obediently. This entire event felt surreal and frightening to her. Just wake up already. She kept thinking to herself.
James led her outside in the dark night. He led her to the woods, and Angelica's grip on James' hand loosened. He could tell she was afraid, and mainly of him doing something to her. "I know that at this point it will probably be very difficult for you...but please, trust me. I'm not going to hurt you again." he said softly to her, attempting to reassure her. Angelica remained silent and continued to follow him.
Finally, James chose a spot and began to train Angelica on her hunting. She wasn't so well in the beginning, but he didn't hold that against her since she was new at it. After a while, she got better, and was able to get some blood from a few animals. James led Angelica back to his home after making sure she was full and satisfied. The moment they stepped foot in the household, there was a tall, pale man standing in the living room with his arms crossed. There was a cold, harsh look in his eyes the moment he saw James.