Author: BellaDonna
Story Title: I'll never tell
Gen or Slash: Gen
Rating: PG
Complete or WIP: complete
Category: snippet, AU
series: Nightwork
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I'm just using them to create a story for fun. No copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: He thinks I'm too damn afraid of them, thinks I'm crazy to believe that they are real, but I'll never tell...
Notes: This is a companion piece to „Hiding in plain sight“ and an AU missing scene for „The Vampire“ based on the premise that the original idea for the show had been it playing at night.

I'll never tell
by Belladonna

The best way to keep him from ever finding out, is to deny everything.

Of course, the best way would be to never let him find out in the first place, but I think recently he's gotten a bit suspicious of me. Really, I don't know why and there I had thought I'd been extra careful. Ah, well...

So I do what I do best – or so he always keeps telling me -, goof around the issue and pretend to be afraid... very afraid and paranoid about the whole vampire thing. I even conned Huggy to join me in this scam of my partner.

Okay, I threatened him with bodily harm if he didn't work with me here, but it was all for the greater good of the cause, you know?

And here I am now, standing with wooden crosses, holy water and stakes, the whole shebang, pointedly showing them to my partner to ensure he thinks I'm scared shitless of the dark and the whole possibility of vampires being real and such.
I even brought garlic, though I know that the whole garlic thing is bullshit. Never worked. Just an invention of Hollywood.

Why do I know that? Because I'd tried it. Got a good laugh out of the vampires for it, that's for sure. Almost didn't have to stake them.

He makes fun of me and my „totally over the top“ fear of vampires and the whole thing itself; „it's just stuff to scare kids with“ as he gleefully informs me and I smile inwardly.

Mission accomplished.
He really believes I'm just a naive innocent and gullible guy who falls for Huggy's money making schemes and believes in such nonsense as vampires but is way too afraid to ever go near one.
And of course there is no such thing as a vampire as he points out once more. That is should they exist at all, which he of course keeps denying, is someting he just uses as one more reason to make fun of me. I'll let him have his fun, if it keeps him blissfully unaware of the truth: protected.

So my secret is safe.
He'll never know that vampires and all the other stuff like that are very real and are walking amongst us. And that I go out there every night and fight them, to protect him and the others in Bay City.

If all it takes to keep him safe from harm is to have him believe I'm crazy for thinking that they are real, I'll never tell him just how wrong he is.

I'll never tell him that I'm the current Vampire Slayer of Bay City.