A Vampire's CurseA Vampire's Curse10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Darren shoved open the wooden door and carried his paper coffee cup to the back of the room. It had become a ritual. Every Tuesday morning he would buy a large mocha at the kiosk on the corner and walk another two blocks to his early morning creative writing class. The class began at 5 in the morning and convened at 7, so the sun was usually just rising by the time he arrived at his one-room apartment. He slid into his normal seat at the back of the small classroom, next to the window and wiped the sleep from his eyes. The air conditioning blew directly on him, but he had grown used to it. It was a small price to pay for the perfect view of the plaza and of Rochelle Lonai. He shivered slightly from the cold and pulled his jacket collar up around his neck. Students gradually began to arrive and sat down in their designated seats around the room.
Rochelle sat in the second row, third over from the right, in between her two best friends Ciara Connelly and Kalena Genova. Darren w