Morinda's Desire: A Vampire Story
boyfriend and she broke up some time ago.
“Come right in,” Emily stated holding open the door.
Morinda stepped inside and looked around the living room and
saw Chuck sitting in his recliner with the remote in his hand flicking
through channels. Chuck, a short fat bald man wearing coveralls and
smoking a pipe barely turned his head to look at the woman at the
“Thanks,” Morinda replied and followed Emily to the kitchen.
Emily motioned for Morinda to have a seat at the counter next
to the stove while looking through her refrigerator for something she
could whip up for their house guest. “Anything in particular you
like?” Emily asked.
“I’m not picky, some cereal would be fine,” Morinda replied.
Then Morinda was startled when she noticed Chuck walk up behind
her and stop out of her view. Emily nodded at Chuck and he continued
down the hall walking down the steps to the basement.
“Chuck is a man of few words,” Emily said with a smile.
“Been that way since I met him in high school.”
Morinda, a bit creeped out by Chuck and his lack of word
usage, tried to act like it didn’t bother her. Emily retrieved a bowl
from the cupboard, set it down in front of Morinda and went around
the backside to fetch a few boxes of cereal. While she was digging for
the boxes, she reached up to the top shelf and removed a small bottle
and set it on the counter out of sight from Morinda.
“What would you like to drink?” Emily asked. “We have milk,
tea, and some fruit punch.”
“Fruit punch would be fine,” Morinda replied looking around
at the severely out of date kitchen appliances and old antique style
decorations that lined every open surface.
Emily poured Morinda some fruit punch and used the dropper