Author's Note: This is a Chris and Sabrina one shot I wrote for Halloween.
Chris took Dr. Julia Hoffman's advice and got Sabrina away from Collinwood after she had returned to the Rose Cottage with the vampire marks upon her neck. Thankfully she hadn't lost too much blood, but Dr. Hoffman thought it best that they not take any chances. Chris was afraid for Sabrina's safety, so when the doctor left, he packed his and Sabrina's belongings and helped her into the car.
"Chris, where are we going?" Sabrina asked, still slightly woozy. The tiny wounds on her neck ached and she felt ever so strange. Her vision was fuzzy.
"We are getting the heck out of here. As far away as possible," Chris stated as he started the engine.
"Wh- what?" Sabrina asked. "We - we can't leave here. What about... what about Amy... and - and...?"
"Don't worry. We'll send for Amy later. Right now, I have to get you away from Collinwood and somewhere safe."
"Chris, what happened to me?" she asked as he backed out of the driveway.
"I think you know... or at least you can hazard a guess."
"A vampire? Did a vampire bite me on the neck?" she asked, trying not to become too hysterical. She didn't want to believe that vampires could exist, but the man she loved possessed a curse of his own.
Chris reached across the distance between the bucket seats and caressed Sabrina's hand. She was immediately soothed by his tender touch. "Everything will be alright. I was tired of Collinsport anyway," Chris stated.
"But what... what about finding a cure?" Sabrina asked. "The moon poppy didn't work. Surely there's something we could do."
"We can concentrate on that later. Right now, let's focus on us."
"Yes, you said you wanted to get married."
Sabrina nearly shot out of her seat. "You've reconsidered?"
Chris had a hint of a smile on his face as he gazed over at Sabrina in the pale dashboard light. "You've persuaded me. We can get married, but there will be conditions. When the moon is full..."
"I know. I'll have to lock you up."
"I don't want to hurt you again, Sabrina. Not you or anybody else," he said, his voice laden with infinite remorse.
"I have forgiven you, Christopher. You know that. It wasn't your fault."
"I'm not finished. We can't have children, because that would be a disaster just waiting to happen. We have to stop this curse, so these traits don't get passed on to future generations. If Amy were to..."
"You worry too much," Sabrina said gently.
"I have plenty of reasons to worry. A creature attacked you tonight and drank your blood."
"But it wasn't you."
"I am a beast as well when the moon is full. I prowl. I won't put anyone else through another moment of torment."
"And yet you've gone through tremendous pain... all on you own."
"I won't be alone anymore. I'll have you, Sabrina. The woman I love."
"I love you, too, Chris. It will be you, me, and your little sister Amy. We'll be a family and we'll all be so happy."
"I think we have a chance."
"We have more than a chance. We've gone completely full circle."
"Sabrina, the moon is a circle."
"Exactly. The moon has ruled your life for far too long. It's time you stopped living in fear of the beast that you become. A full moon comes but once a month. You have the rest of your days to be with me and Amy. You could be happy. WE could be happy. Remember what that was like?"
Chris let out a sigh. "No, I haven't forgotten. Those were the best days of my life."
"We'll have them again," she said as she squeezed his hand. "I promise."
"You shouldn't be promising me anything. It should be me who makes all the promises. Not to hurt you again... that I'll keep you safe."
"I believe you will."
"You have far more faith in me than I have in myself."
"I always have."