Two out of Three

7:00 PM in the town of Blackeberg, Sweden as two young friends slept, curled up against eachother, A young boy just stumbling out of the cloud of depression, abuse and anxiety and even though she didn't look it, a very old woman. She slept curled up against his neck as his hand rested on her head. The CD player had very soft music playing which partially annoyed Eli but soothed Oskar, who had trouble getting to sleep. Having Eli with him helped but the music is what really soothed Oskar, who nuzzled against her head which made her giggle softly.

The girl eventually nodded off to sleep against Oskar's chest, sleeping soundly until someone crept in. His hood concealing his face, but the cross pendant, the shine of it awoke her. She shot up, her eyes changing shape as her iris's glowed to reveal a priest, hidden by a hood and a wooden stake. Eli lunged, the priest getting a slash at her chest, but it quickly knit itself back together as it did not touch her heart. It didn't even have a chance too as her fangs completely ripped his throat open, blood spurting from the jugular as she wrapped her lips around it. Consuming the blood like the animal she was inside. Oskar woke up to the horror that was Eli in her true form, she continued to feed as Eli's fangs tore inside of the man as Oskar backed up against the door, appearing to be utterely paralyzed.

Eli looked down at the corpse of what used to be a man, stepping on his head as she walked towards Oskar and pinched his neck, causing him to collapse on the floor in an instant. She carried him to the bed, tucked him in and changed back to her human form, washing her face of the stained blood and brushing her teeth. She took out a small piece of paper and wrote

"Dear Oskar, if you're reading this then I'm gone now. I have to go away for I don't know how long, days, weeks, months. Not sure, but thank you…for everything. You were the first to be my friend, and the first to love me. Even though I don't return what you feel for me, I greatly appreicate it…Well….I do love you. But I cannot be with you at this time, please try to smile for me. I got your favorite song on a CD for you..



Oskar woke up a little later, only to find that the body was cleaned save for the bloodstains. But Eli was long gone, he read the letter she wrote and let it flutter to the floor, sobbing as he pressed play on the CD button, a familiar tune started to flow out of it.

" Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There's nothing left inside of here

And maybe you can cry all night
But that'll never change the way I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn't make me leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
But you've been cold to me so long
I'm crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way
I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach
You'll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you're looking for a ruby
In a mountain of rocks
But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding
At the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

I can't lie
I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not
No matter how I try
I'll never be able to give you something
Something that I just haven't got

There's only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back, ooh I know
I remember how she left me on a stormy night
She kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her
Not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kep on telling me
I want you
I need you
But there ain't no way
I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
Don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere"

Oskar's crying stopped for a bit as he followed her advice and tried to smile. He remembered the happy times he had with her, the time they first met at the park, on the swings, the candy they ate..wasn't very happy for Eli but they had their first hug, which was nice. A voice came in his mind, it was Eli. Her beautiful Swedish accent flowing as she sang

"Now don't be sad…"

Oskar turned off the lights and put himself back into bed.

As Eli's voice degraded down to a simple hum, Oskar sang the last line as he drifted off into sleep.

"Cause two out of three…aint bad."