I had experience now. Experience garnered by blowing a man who may or may not be related to my tormentor.
Milo had been the baby, the one that had garnered all of Mae’s attention until Daisy came along, and she required a lot more than he did. He wasn’t a real jealous person, but this struck a nerve with him. Being ignored by our real mother had been bad enough, let alone her replacement. What’s Bobby doing? I asked, hoping to cheer him up by talking about his boyfriend.
They’d been together for four months, and they weren’t meant for each other, not the way vampires are, but there was still something there. Bobby made Milo happy, and he was a good guy.Bobby mostly lived with us back in Minneapolis, and despite my initial hatred of him, he’d really grown on me. Some of that probably had to do with the fact that I’d bitten him, bonding us together slightly. It tended to drive Milo nuts, but we couldn’t do anything about it.He’s sitting in front of a fan in our room, Milo said, scratching absently at his arm. The spiders here were crazy about him. The bites didn’t really hurt him, but they left irritating, itching bumps for hours. Even the heat is getting to him, so you know it has to be bad.
He’s probably just used to living in our climate, I yawned. We hated being hot, and we constantly kept our house at frigid temperatures. Plus, we had just come from winter in Minnesota. Ugh! It’s too hot sleep!Tell me about it. Milo looked up at me. What time is it back home? Maybe Jack’s up.
I don’t understand the time difference. You tell me.
I don’t know what time it is here, he said and made no effort to find out. Have you talked to Jack lately?I’ll never be ready for this.
I paused, swallowing blood and every urge to beg.If we were alone, I would’ve toppled to my knees and wrapped my arms around his waist. I would’ve had no decorum or self-control. I would’ve promised anything, given him everything, if only he put a stop to this.
His eyes narrowed, glinting with anger. His family watched our every move.That was it, then. There was no way out. He was resigned to this. And so must I.