Alucard was not in a good way. For some reason, there was a shortage of people where he lived. Evidently, other vampires had driven them away and gone after them.

Because of this, there was a shortage of human flesh and blood. Never one to take more than he needed to survive, Alucard now found himself in a predicament - there was not enough blood available to him. Clearly, there was only one solution; he had to go away somewhere - somewhere far away where there would be more people - where there'd be enough blood to satisfy him.

But he couldn't just leave without notice. He had to take this up with his master, Sir Integra Hellsing, director of the Hellsing Organization. He went up to the door to her office and knocked.

"Come in," said a voice.

Alucard went into the office and up to the desk that Integra was sitting at. "Master," he said, "I've gotta speak with you."

"Ah, Alucard. I'm glad you came!" said Integra. "You may've noticed that there's been amazingly low vampiric activity around here lately. We've been havin' it real easy, heh-heh. So what can I do for you?"

"Well actually, that's exactly why I'm here," replied Alucard. "The reason why there's been low vampiric activity is because they've driven the humans away, and have gone after them. Now I've never been one to take more than I need, but with the big shortage of humans, there's not enough blood even for me to live off of!

"So anyway, normally I wouldn't ask this of you, but I need to go away for awhile - some faraway place where there'll be more humans around - a place where I can get my fill of blood until such time as the humans come back here."

"Well, you couldn't have asked at a better time," said Integra. With how slow it's been around here, we're planning on taking a vacation to Spain; we're all very excited! So while we're all there, you feel free to go where you please to quench your bloodthirst. Just try not to wreak too much havoc."

"You mean it?" asked Alucard.

"Of course!" answered Integra. "You're our organization's biggest asset. You deserve it."

"Wow, thanks," said Alucard. So anyways, I guess I'll be leaving in a second. You guys have fun in Spain. Oh, and try to keep an eye on the police girl for me, okay?"

"No problem," replied Integra. "See ya round!"

"See ya!" said Alucard. And he teleported away.

Alucard wasn't thinking of any place in particular to go to - just anywhere that he'd be able to find some human necks to bite. When he came out of teleportation, he found himself in a cul-de-sac that was totally unfamiliar to him. "Where am I?" he asked himself as he looked around.

In no time, he caught sight of something promising - a group of kids near the end of the cul-de-sac. It looked like a sale of some type - there were three boys at a makeshift vendor's stand, trying to sell products to six other kids. Alucard suddenly built up an appetite. He saw these kids as a very good supply of prey. He went up and hid behind a nearby tree. "I'm come to the perfect place!" he cackled to himself as he watched the kids, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce...