Author: BellaDonna
Story Title: The truth about vampires
Gen or Slash: Gen
Rating: G
Complete or WIP: complete
Category: snippet, humor
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: It's the truth we've been secretly suspecting but never dared to believe.
Notes: Inspired by a picture on a post of the German Blood Ties board about a fake? report on vampire bats and the physical attributes of male bats in relationships. It looked like a different and also huge explanation for the need of all that blood ;)

The truth about vampires
by Belladonna

“Say, Henry, do you need blood every day?”

-“You know I need blood for sustenance. That’s nothing new.”

“Yeah, but do you need it every day?”

-“Well, I can go without it for a while…why are you looking so disappointed, Vicki?”

“Uh, nothing.”

-“Aha, so why your sudden interest in my feeding habits?”

“It’s just, well I was curious.”

-“No, you were not.”

“I was.”

-“No, you were not

“Okay, so I wasn't. But I’ve done some reading and I wanted to know.”

-“You’ve never been interested in that part of me before other than when I was injured and you gave me your blood. I think Coreen is the one who’s more interested in my feeding habits, but that’s because she was trying to sell me her blood. At least that’s what I think it was.”

“She better be only interested in that.”

-“What was that?”

“Uh, nothing, as I was saying, I’ve done some reading and it made me curious.”

-“Must’ve been some fascinating reading then.”

“You can say that. And it made me wonder how often you need to feed. Say, how much blood do you normally need?”

-“You’re starting to worry me here a bit, Vicki. First you aks about the feeding intervals and now about how much I actually feed. Somehow I’m not entirely sure I should answer that. Not until you tell me why you want to know all this.”

“But you’ve got nothing to hide, do you?”

-“You're acting really suspicious, you know. And to answer your question, nothing you haven’t already seen, so why this sudden interest now. And what exactly have you been reading??”

"Just some report on vampires, male vampires to be exact. And let’s just say, I now have a better idea why you need all that blood and where it goes.”