"Man it's the stuff of legends!", Micheal stated enthusiastically. "What's the stuff?" I inquired as we floated over to a shady tree, pulling our hoods off. Micheal's been my bro since before the Mushroom War. We were just out on one of our daily casual strolls, chatting, when he had suddenly brightened up bringing us to this point. "I just recalled a story my grandma would tell me every night before bed when I was a wee lad. Would you like to hear it?" I chuckled a little bit at his "wee lad" statement he had put in there along with an awful Scottish accent.
Once we'd reached the tree he took a seat on a high fat branch that had been carved flat, as though someone had made it a seat purposefully, motioning for me to sit beside him. It was surrounded by leafy branches, blocking out the suns deadly rays completely while still having a breathtaking view of Ooo. "Sure, what the heck. A story sounds nice." I said as I sat down. The smoothed branch was surprisingly comfortable. "Well it's about vampires, of coarse." He started. "Of coarse" I echoed a smile finding its way onto my mouth. "And love" My smile changed into a straight face and raised eyebrow when I heard him say that. "And What?" I questioned.
"Love" He repeated. I had just opened my mouth when he stopped me. "Let me tell the story Marshall" He said chuckling. I closed my mouth and relaxed my face, getting as comfy as possible on the branch. I was thoroughly intrigued. It was totally impossible for vampires to love. Not only were they heartless, literally, but they were undead. Also why love something that will die anyway? Unless it is a vampire of coarse. Even then it isn't possible. That's why it's always been so easy to arrange marriages in the NightOsphere. Speaking of which, I had one coming up the following year with a vampire named Ashley.
"Well, it's about a vampires heart." I sat straight up, leaving behind my incredibly comfy position I had before. He stared at me for a second, expecting me to protest. When I just sat there he went on, "Legend has it every vampire born has a heart, or a living person. It could be any creature of the opposite sex really. The vampire's personality and true self depends on who their heart is, or more simply their heart's personality and soul. Sadly the person that they truly are is numbed by their vampiric nature. This vampiric nature is only welcomed when their heart is cruel, murderous, or of that genre. Who wants a vampire like that running around? I had told my grandma that all vampires were like that but she just shook her head. When I asked her to explain she just shook her head again saying, "That story's for another time dearie" But never told me it. Anyways, in the history of the vampire race, only about one hundred have found their heart. Hearts were much more commonly found before the Mushroom War and many races were wiped clean of the land. My grandma also told me that never has a human been a heart and that there is a myth going around that one is left." This notion really got my attention, causing my pointy ears to perk. "A human? There is actually a human left?" I said, my eyes big with wonder. "Maybe, like I said it's a myth and that's a different matter." He stated.
"So, it starts with a few symptoms. First, the vampire will have to spot their heart, of coarse, but then they loose their flirtatious trait. You know what I'm talking about, like how vampires flirt with every hot chick, or cute guy they come across? Well they wont do that anymore. This goes to the next one which actually seems to be the first symptom because it happens almost instantly right after the vampire spots their heart. There will be a sudden indescribable pain, right where the heart would be. Apparently this is supposed to be the heart growing in the vampires chest, the eternal bond between him or her with his or her heart. As you grow closer to that person the more the pain will dull, but if you grow farther apart, or the farther away you are, or if a wave of hate washes between you two like a fight for instance, the pain just gets worse. In fact, it can actually kill you."
This startled me greatly. Nothing and I mean nothing can kill a vampire, except maybe the sun, but this is just a story right, so what is this fluttering fear in my chest? Micheal went on "But once the act of attachment takes place, your heart blossoms fully, all the painful episodes going away like dust with the wind. The birth of life within you is pure bliss." I felt a little uncomfortable when I spoke, "Act of attachment?" Micheal looked over to me. "Yea, also known as AoA. It is what both you and your heart consider a major act of romance that would bring people together. It could be as simple as looking them in the eyes or holding their hand. It could be what you were thinking I guess." He snickered a little bit at my slightly grossed out reaction. But as he went on his bemused expression became suddenly concerned. "Their heart will become immortal, no matter what being they are. No, they wont become a vampire, they will simply become immortal once the AoA has happened."
I couldn't tell why he seemed so worried until he said it himself, "Marshall, vampires are never grossed out at that stuff, it's in their nature, In fact all vampires find it a great joke. Dude I'm starting to think that this isn't just some story..." Just as I was about to protest I saw this girl walking towards the tree. She had on a sky blue T-shirt and a dark blue pencil skirt that was a short, but comfy version. her socks went above her knees and she had on some black shoes. A small amount of blonde hair poked out of a bunny hat that she wore, and along side her walked a white and caramel blotched cat.
My whole world seemed to disappear except for her. I suddenly felt hollow as my gaze locked. The hollow feeling was almost instantly replaced with an awful pain in my chest. I swallowed a scream as I fell backwards, plummeting towards the ground. I could barely hear Micheal's voice calling my named as I closed my eyes and thudded on the ground below.
I was just walking home from an adventure when I saw what looked like a boy fall and land on the ground. Another boy flew after him calling out something, then attempted to shield him from the sun when he landed harshly on the ground. He started to burn along with the unshielded parts of the other boy on the ground. "Cake!" I yelled for her to follow and sped over to the two vampires. "Make a roof to shield the sun cake!" she did as I asked and the boy stopped hissing. Once he had healed and made sure his friend was okay he introduced himself to me. "Hey, I'm Micheal and this is Marshall the vampire king and my best bud. Thanks for saving our undead souls." I placed my clenched hands on my hips. "That's what I do, for I am the heroine of Ooo!" I felt extremely proud. Not only because I had saved a couple of lives, but because one of them was a king! Even though he didn't appear to look like one. To be polite I introduced myself further, "My title is Fionna the Human, but you can just call me Fionna. And this is Cake, my sister." Cake gave a nod so she wouldn't destroy her current shape which would put the vampires in danger again. Micheal's eyes widened. "Wait, so it's true!" I raised an eyebrow. "What's true?" He picked up his friend in his arms and turned fully towards me.
"Your the last human in existence!"