Hello! Welcome back to another Fiction Wednesday! I was a bit lost at what to do with the story when I talked it out with a great person and they gave the idea to focus on Dana first and then everyone else later on. Now I’m going to focus on Dana and her daily life along with everyone else. I’m doing something new and I hope you all enjoy it. Well, let’s begin!
“Alright, just try not to be too late and don’t forget to eat this time. I don’t want to carry you to the resting rooms again.”
“Don’t worry I’ll eat! I’ll see you in a bit okay?”
“Okay David. See you.” I ended the call and leaned against the wall in the elevator. You see David is one of the donors at the hospital. He’s a human that lets vampires take their meal and gets paid for it. Don’t worry there are doctors that are around to make sure that a vampire doesn’t take took much or tries to secretly drain a donor. David started around the same time I did and he’s pretty great. He’s funny, smart, and can always put a nervous, new vampire at ease. He does forget to take care of himself sometimes though. That really worries me, so I always have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself like last time.
As part of the program I have a donor too. Her name is Amy and she’s a very nice girl. She’s doing it to help pay off her loans, let’s just say being a donor pays very well. I might have to go apply for a new one though. Amy told me that she’s on her way to grad school, so I don’t know how long she’ll be around. I hope she stays around for a bit longer though. I really like her. I’ll probably have to visit her before I do my presentation. Trying to work while I’m hungry and there are new humans around isn’t the best idea. Being a vampire can bring out my not so favorable features that I don’t like to use often. It’s one of the reasons I try not to go too long without eating.
I checked my phone for any more messages as I walked off the elevator and over to the front door.
“Good evening Dana, off to work I see.”
I looked up and smiled at Caroline who sat at the front desk of my apartment building. “Yep! I have a presentation today. Wish me luck.”
Caroline smiled. “I’m sure it will go fine. Good luck!”
“Thanks! See you!” I waved on my way to the front door.
After the paranormal kind paid off Detroit’s debt they started to place different businesses and apartment buildings for humans and the new paranormal citizens. It didn’t take too long for the construction to finish either. Being able to stay up all night without any troubles can do wonders for getting things done.
I live in one of those new apartment building in the Midtown area. My building is really close to the hospital that I can bike or walk there if I’m in a good mood. I can walk to the nearby grocery store, the organic food store, and the restaurants too. It’s pretty convenient. Oh and another great thing about Caroline she’s a ghost. She used to live around here and loved the area so much she never left. It’s pretty nice to have someone there that could watch all night that can alert security if something happens.
Tonight was such a nice night I decided to walk to work. It wouldn’t hurt to get a little fresh air. I put my phone in my pocket and started my walk when I heard a familiar whine. I giggled at the black dog that sat up when I walked past the bike rack. “Hey, I have some treats for you today. I hope you had a nice dinner.”
The dog barked happily when I placed the treats in front of him. I rubbed his head with a soft hum. “I’ll see you when I get back. Be good and guard this place okay?”
He barked in response before he leaned down and ate his treats. I rubbed his head one more time before I waved at him and walked away. I met Shadow, that’s my creative name for him, one day when he was hurt by the apartment building. I took him to the vet and nursed him back to health after that he always waited for me outside. Feeding him became a part of my routine I didn’t mind very much.
Since I had a few minutes I decided to take the long way to work. It was funny to see vampires, werewolves, and sky demons flying along the way. One of the many changes to the city that I’m pretty used to by now. It wasn’t long before I made it. I waved to a few doctors on my way to the vampire station when I stopped after I saw a nervous vampire out the corner of my eye. He looked around before he looked back down at his phone and scratched the back of his head.
He looked so lost I had to help him. I walked over to him and cleared my throat.
“Excuse me? Are you looking for the donor room?”
He turned to me in surprise before he nodded. “Yeah, you see I moved here a few days ago and got the email that had the directions to the hospital. I’m meeting my new donor today. I don’t know where to go though, um, do you?”
“Yep, I do. Take the elevator to the fifth floor that’s the donor floor. Once you get there check in at the front desk and tell them the name of your donor. Do you know?”
“Yeah one sec,” The vampire flipped through his phone and stopped when he found what he was looking for. “Here it is.” He held up his phone for me to see. I resisted the urge to shake my head when I saw the name of his donor. David was his donor and he was late. He owed me for this one. The vampire frowned when I didn’t immediately say anything. “I did come the right day, right?
“You did, just take the elevator to the fifth floor and they can get you settled there. My name is Dana if you need anything.”
“Alright, thank you Dana. My name is Stephen, it’s nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too.” The doors to the elevator dinged and opened in front of us. “Remember the office will be right there when you step off.” I reminded him when he walked on.
Stephen nodded. “Okay, I’ll remember. Thank you!”
“No problem!” I waved and walked back to the vampire station when the doors closed. It felt good to help him, I’ll have to check to make sure he got there though. With everything happening in the hospital it’s pretty easy to get lost. I hummed on my way over to the computer at the front desk and checked in. I turned to walk to the back where vampire personnel put up their stuff when I heard my name. I turned around to see Calista, one of my co-workers walking over to me. She started a few months before me. She’s an older vampire who helped me whenever I had a question. She keeps an eye on me to make sure I don’t forget a meal.
“Hey Calista, how are you tonight?”
Calista smiled before she adjusted her glasses. “I’m good. I was looking all over for you. Did you get my messages?”
I shook my head. “I didn’t. Why? Is something wrong?”
Calista shrugged. “I’m not sure. Amon told me to tell you to come see him before you start your shift. You’re going to see Amy right?”
“I am, but he didn’t tell you why he wanted to see me.”
“Nope, just that he wanted to see you after you visited your donor. You didn’t forget something did you?”
“No, I don’t think so. I’m sure it’s nothing too big though, thanks for telling me.”
“No problem, so are you ready for your presentation?” Calista asked as she followed me inside the back room.
“As ready as I’ll ever be.” I joked on the way to my locker. I tried to keep a calm face while I figured out the reasons Amon needed to see me. He’s the vampire that changed me ages ago. He should know by now that I’m alright. If my heart still worked it would be beating out my chest right now. It didn’t stop me from feeling nervous.
What did he want to see me for?
I hope it’s nothing too bad.