Blood Red Moon
By: Joy Kolowski
Thunder roared and shook the ground. Sirus was in the middle of a walk
through his woods when it began to pour out of nowhere.
"Damnit", Sirus sneered, "Of all times for it to rain: the moon was big and
bright, and the air was crisp and clean."
Sirus then heard a small squeak of fright after the thunder sounded once
more. He looked down and saw a small balled up figure in the shadow of a
tall oak tree. He kneeled down, thinking it was a cat, and placed a hand
onto the top of the balled up form.
The figure jumped at once and pressed itself against the tree. Sirus stood
back for a moment as a lightning flashed and revealed the face of a young
Even though it was only a quick moment, he could tell there was fear in her
He adjusted his eyes more to the shadowed area as rain dripped down his
raven black hair. Sirus then kneeled down again, and leveled his eyes with
the little girl's. He then placed a hand onto her shoulder with a
"Hello there", Sirus said as the girl scrunched up at his touch," My name's
Sirus... What are you doing in my woods little girl?"
"I-I was j-just w-walking...?" The little girl said biting her lip.
Sirus now noticed the girl's dress was all torn and caked with mud from the
"What's your name little girl?" Sirus ask taking in another look at the
girl. The girl had deep-red hair and blue-green eyes. She also looked about
five years old and as if she hasn't had anything to eat in at least a week.
"My n-name is K-Kara, s-sir", the girl stuttered.
Sirus could feel the little girl, now known as Kara, shiver from the
coldness of the rain under his hand. Taking a big leap, and guess, Sirus
asked," Are you an orphan Kara?"
Kara nodded and asked in return," H-How did you know sir?"
"My name's Sirus, Sirus Wolf. So please, call me Sirus, Kara" Sirus said
with another sentimental smile "and it was just a guess. I thought you
might be because of your clothes and the fact that you're in my cold,
private woods instead of inside a nice home near a fire."
Sirus then stood up and let out a hand for Kara to take," I guess the right
thing to do will be to take you home and give you something to eat."
Kara, with great hesitation, took Sirus' hand and moved forward a little
out of the oak's shadow.
The rain was beginning to light up, but it still rolled over Sirus' hair,
making it go into his eyes (which he hated).
Sirus, with his free hand, wiped the hair that was in his eyes back over
his head and began to walk down a mudded path. Sirus loved his hair, it was
short and slickly cut, but it grew to be an annoyance in the rain.
Kara, after a couple of minutes, began to make out a figure of a big house.
After they got closer she could see that the house was old, and mainly run-
down. Two pillars in the front was missing, there was a broken bulb hanging
on the porch, the door was half way off it's hinges, and the windows, that
she could see, were all nailed shut.
Kara stopped holding onto Sirus' hand, and clanged to his whole arm.
Sirus patted Kara on the head with his free hand and walked to the steps to
the house. The steps creaked under his weight as they walked up and to the
door. Sirus pulled Kara inside and flicked a light switch on that was near
the half-opened entrance door.
Kara noticed she was in a large living area. The inside of the house, Kara
noted to herself, was nothing like the outside. There was beautiful maroon
wallpaper, the windows all had patterned drapes, there was forest green
carpeting, and the doors on the inside were perfectly fine and made of
Sirus let go of her hand and began to walk across the room and past two
maroon velvety chairs. He motioned for Kara to follow, and she did
Sirus walked into a room and flicked on the light. Kara could now tell that
it was a kitchen. The kitchen had sea-blue tiles and marble countertops.
Sirus must be rich, Kara thought to herself, he owns stuff I've only seen
in Hollywood movies!
Sirus moved to the fridge, looked over his shoulder at Kara, who was
standing in the doorway. He made sure to cover up the fridge with his body
so she couldn't see what was inside.
"What do little girls like to eat? Oh yeah," Sirus sprung up from the
fridge with peanut butter, a jar of jelly, and a small jug of Sunny Delight
in his hands. He then, while still hiding the contents from the fridge,
closed the door and set the condiments onto the counter. "Every kid likes
peanut butter and jelly! And of course you'll need something to drink."
Sirus then opened a cabinet and pulled out some bread and a glass. He was
closing the cabinet when Kara came fully into the kitchen and curiously
looked at the fridge. But after Sirus had her sandwich made, all curiosity
left as she felt her hunger seep through.
Sirus held out the sandwich to Kara. She took it with a "thank you" and a
big grin. Kara ate the sandwich as politely as she could while being
hungrier then she had ever been before. She then asked after a couple of
bites, "Why do you have all your windows nailed shut Sirus?"
"I... I have an allergic reaction from the sun", Sirus replied as he pulled
out some cheetos and an apple. Sirus made another sandwich and he set the
rest of the food onto the large wooden table near-by and sat down with a
peanut butter and jelly sandwich he made for himself.
The chairs were so big Kara had to be pulled up by Sirus to sit in one of
them. Sirus just smiled to himself as he bit into his sandwich and watched
Kara eat the foot he set out for her.
Then a thought stuck Sirus. What if he adopted this orphan? He never had a
kid before, and all his cats, dogs, and even snakes died within ten years
of having them.
Yeah, Sirus thought to himself after finishing his sandwich, I'll adopt
Kara and... she'll die within a brief moment in time. Sirus sighed, placed
his elbow on the table, and sadly placed his head onto his palm.
Kara finished her food and drink and felt like she couldn't eat another
bite if she wanted to. She then noticed Sirus' saddened expression, leaned
over and asked," Are you ok Sirus?"
Sirus began to smile again as he patted Kara with his free and nodded.
"Yes, I'm fine... I was just thinking... I'm not asking for a child, I'm asking
for a friend... would you like to live with me? I'll give you food, a place
to sleep, and anything else you'll need... but I don't want to be a father...
is that ok?"
Kara's face lit up with happiness," Yes! I would love to live with you.
You're so nice, and you made good sandwiches!" Kara swung her arms around
Sirus' neck and gave him a gentle hug, "I'll be your friend till the day I
die! I don't care if you don't want to be my dad! Thank you so much Sirus!"
Sirus petted the back of Kara's head and smiled more sweetly. I want to be
your father, Sirus thought sadly to himself, but I'd lose you down the road
of my life somewhere, and I can't lose a daughter, but I can lose a friend.
Kara's words then broke his train of thought.
"Sirus? C-Can I go to bed now? I'm really tired", Kara then stopped the
hug, stood in her chair and rubbed her eyes with a yawn.
"Of course, of course" Sirus said standing up.
Kara let out her arms to signal for Sirus to carry her. Sirus had no
problem with this, picked her up, and carried her back into the living
area. He then walked up to another door, nudged it open with his foot, and
He turned on the light switch with his shoulder and Kara could now see a
four-posted bed with mid-night blue drapes, pillows, and blankets. She
didn't have time to see the rest of the room because the sleepiness took
over and she fell asleep in Sirus' arms.
Sirus took a small breath, so he wouldn't wake her, and walked over to the
bed. He moved Kara over to hold her with one arm as he moved some of the
blankets back and placed her on the bed. Sirus then tucked her in, walked
to the light switch, took one last look at Kara, and then he flicked it
He closed the door as quietly as he could and walked over to the sofa on
the left side of the living area. Sirus took off the blanket that was
hanging on the back of the sofa, covered himself and fell asleep,
forgetting about the light that was still on in the living area.
Kara woke up early in the morning due to a quench of thirst in her throat.
She uncovered herself from the blankets and noticed it was the bed she saw
earlier when Sirus brought her in. She smiled at his kindness and tried to
get out of the bed. She fell to the floor and noticed the bed was up high.
She stood up and saw that the mattress was only an inch or two shorted then
Kara saw a digital clock on the nightstand next to the bed. It read 9:56
a.m. She shrugged and walked to the door. She then quietly creaked the door
Kara noticed the living area still had it's light on. She saw Sirus sound
asleep on the sofa with his mouth half way open and his hair all messed up
around him. Kara then noticed that Sirus' skin was extremely pale.
She didn't pay much mind to it and snuck across the living area and to the
kitchen door and thought to herself, "Why is he sleeping still, it's almost
She flicked on the light and walked over to the cabinet. Kara already knew
she was too short to reach it so she scanned the kitchen area and noticed a
stool near the entrance. She grabbed the stool and pushed it over to the
counter when the cabinet was. Kara climbed the stool, got a glass out of
the cabinet, and got back down.
She walked back over to the fridge and opened it an inch then she stopped
when a strange fume came out. It smelled like blood!
With a big gulp, Kara pulled to fridge slowly open to reveal two full rows
of packaged blood and a full gallon of blood with a label that read "Young
She screamed and tried to run to the other side of the room, but in doing
so she bumped into the fridge door and made the gallon of blood and a lot
of packages fall out and spill all over the floor.
Kara could feel the blood run over her feet and she screamed again.
Sirus heard a scream and sprung up from the sofa. Right when he stood up he
could smell the sweet, cold blood coming from the kitchen.
"Oh no" was all Sirus could say when he ran into the kitchen and saw Kara
on the floor curled up with fear.
He ran over to her and noticed all the spilled blood. With a sigh of relief
he noticed none of it was from Kara. Sirus then kneeled down and placed a
hand onto her shoulder.
"Are you ok Kara?" Sirus asked as if nothing was really wrong.
Kara just gasped, straightened, and scooted back into the corner of the
kitchen. "T-That's why you're pale and your windows are nailed shut! You're
Kara then began to cry as she hugged her knees and hid her face.
Sirus couldn't think of a way to explain everything, and so he wouldn't
scare her, he didn't move "Yes, I am a vampire."
The bluntness in his voice shocked himself and he tried to go with a more
soothing voice," I'm sorry you had to find out so quickly... I'll just have
to make you forget, and make you happy."
Before Kara could move, she found her eyes looking into Sirus'. They glowed
an eerie silvery- green as she felt her mind go fuzzy.
Only a few moments after, Kara fell unconscious. Sirus picked her up and
took her into the living area. He placed her on the couch with a
disappointed sigh," It hasn't even been a day and I had to erase her
He sighed again, "Oh well, I'll move... I'll make sure she won't remember
this place. She'll never know again that I'm... a vampire."