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An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody

Excerpt from Chapter 14

“The point I’m trying to make, Gerald, is that your father is dead. Vampires don’t live forever. That legend is false.”

Gerald didn’t answer. How could he, Ginger thought. He was wrong about vampires and immortality.

“I give in.” Gerald exhaled. “Our existence is no better than what yours was before you met my brother. I just don’t understand, though. Why do you hate us so?” Gerald’s pout was pathetic.

“Humans are fascinated with vampires, but they aren’t ready to embrace any of you. You’re the enemy, Gerald. Why? Because you trap people into a living death. No one wants to live like I have to. Alienated from their friends, unable to smile because we don’t want our teeth to show! People stare at you in the shopping mall because your eyes are all black from sleepless nights, you’re thin as a bone because you’re hungry for wholesome food like salad and peanut butter sandwiches and— and lasagna.”

She knew Gerald had no concept of good-tasting food. When had he ever eaten lasagna? The silence was stiff after that. Ginger had to stop talking because thinking about lasagna made her stomach gurgle.

Gerald was obviously trying to maintain his dignity. He stood, carefully pushed the chair back under the table, and looked long and hard at Ginger. His eyes were sorrowful, as though Ginger had just abandoned him. Maybe she did. If Ginger and Raymond do find the cure for this curse, Gerald will be one lonesome half-blood vampire. She almost regretted being so hard on him. Almost.

“I’m going to find out who killed my father.”


“It’s just something I have to do.” Gerald turned and walked out. The screen door bounced five times after him

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