Inside his home, Percy leaned against a wall and finally started to breath again. His knees had been shaking the whole time! Slowly that stopped.
Then Percy went to his bathroom mirror again and stared at his very clear reflection in the mirror over his sink. “Ah yes, there I am, clear, as the Americans say, as a bell.'”
“Me-ow?” asked Snow, worried.
“NO. Snow, no bath. Just a bit of reflecting. On life, on the silliness but great potential of the Human race, and in this mirror.” Percy reassured his Cat.
Then Percy went downstairs to his basement coffin and Lavender drying room. He went over to a particular part of its wall which is as covered with drying Lavender is as all the rest.
He pushed the Lavender aside to reveal a safe.
He carefully opened it and took out its contents; various legal papers, some cash for emergencies, an old wedding ring of a marriage that had been such a tragedy!
Though he had as gently as possible, bit and bit his Beloved, she had failed to catch the Vampire Virus, so Percy had, had to watch her so very rapidly age and die!
And there had been no Off Spring. He took out the silver necklace that had belonged to his Second Wife, who had caught the Blessed Virus and thus not been able to wear the necklace ever again.
But it had been a gift from her beloved Grandmother so she had kept it.
It burned a little handle it, but he did once in a while because it so reminded him of her! She had made the mistake one day of visiting a Friend too close to Morning and the Sun had got her.
But their Great Great Grandchild is an Artist who currently lives in Alaska An excellent choice for a Vampire for much of the year,
because at least during much of it his Grandchild had to cope with so very little sunlight.
Then he took out a little hand carved, wooden box.. Gently Percy opened it. There was a very small, old fashioned hand mirror inside the box.
Percy took it out and tried to stare at his reflection. There was none.
Why? The mirror was backed with silver. Almost all mirrors made before a certain time were backed with silver.
Why did he reflect in his bathroom mirror? Because modern mirrors are backed with aluminum! The Mayor had not of course, as most People would not have, thought of that.
He might have, maybe, but someone that Guy didn't seem smart enough. Percy grinned. Yes. He had won his gamble!
And why could Percy and the Mayor both take pictures of himself with a cell phone camera? Duh! Cell phones are digital cameras. THEY DO NOT USE SILVER IN ANY WAY IN THEIR PROCESSING!
Then Percy shuttered.
If the Mayor had had the sense to bring some “testing equipment” to prove their point that they were ridding their town of a 'vicious Vampire?
” not just committing a mob-done murder to a Town Eccentric and they'd brought a regular camera along...But they hadn't.
None of them had even considered that if you kill someone, suspected Vampire or not, you are going to face legal action, so you had better be able to prove why you did it!
None of them had thought that far along at all! And that had been his salvation!
Then he carefully put all the stuff back in his safe, gently rearranged the drying Lavender to hide it.
Then he knelt his alter and prayed before it, thanking God for the blessed stupidly of the Human race!
Then he went upstairs and made a fresh pot of peppermint tea. He sat in one of his hand carved mahogany rocking chairs with Snow resting comfortably on his lap.
He drank his tea and rocked very slowly for a very long time, comforting himself.
Snow helped with her rhythmical purring. A Cat's purr and touch and us touching them raises the neurochemical Oxitocin.
Percy really needed his love-tank filled back up! It sort of worked but he needed Human contact too.
Percy opened up his laptop, turned it on and stayed at his Face Book page for the rest of the night. His Lavender would do just fine untended for one night.
Percy had, as most Face Book Junkies do, Friends all over the World. Most of them were not Vampires.
A few were even Vegetarians, Little did they know just how sentient Plants are! Vegetarians and Vegans are not off the hook, if there were a hook.
Every bodies got to eat somebody! This life is just the beta test. In The Next Life Beings can dispense with eating one another and live directly off of God. And even he would be there someday.
He could make a mistake, BE staked, And of course as he had thought earlier the Solar System itself will not last forever!
There were a few Vampires among his Friends. Vampires have a little symbol they use, just as early Christians and many modern ones use the Christian Icthus Fish symbol to identify themselves.
<>< Percy thought to himself.
Interesting how it can be made on a modern computer keyboard or an old fashioned typewriter keyboard with the greater then and lesser than keys!
It is if God wants us to be able to make that symbol. His preference I am sure would have been for that to be the Christian symbol not the cross.
Who wants to be remembered for their instrument of torture and death?
He was off of it now, that was for sure! And enjoying new wine in copious amounts and other well earned goodies up in His cube.
(Revelation 21: 16) Who ever had said, “Don't put God in a box” hadn't read the next to last chapter in the Bible!
For the first time that night, Percy threw back his head and belly laughed.
Snow stared at him as if he was crazy.”
Percy gave his Cat a toothy grin, “Why yes, Snow, I am! But I am crazy-wise not crazy-dangerous or crazy-incompetent.”
Over one hundred coo coo clocks started chiming all at once.
They had been programmed to only do that once every 24 hours, at the time daylight was coming, and were hooked up to two outside light censors, one for backup.
It was as the scene from Disney's Pinocchio. Percy had made for himself every clock shown in that movie plus quite a few more besides.
Now he was working on recreating all the mantle clocks shown in Back the Future to add to the din. Well he did have rather a lot of time on his hands. And would continue to for centuries.
Ah the blessed Vampire Virus! “Thank you! Thank you, Jesus!”
Percy smiled to himself, at Snow, at God.
He felt so much better now! Rocking chairs, Peppermint tea, the smell of Lavender, good, dark, rich blood, rich Earth, his Cat, Jesus, Dear Dear Friends on Face-book!
And simply a few hours of Time going by. 'Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels.' Enough of it usually does anyway. And he had time, all of Time, all the Circle of time, every time-line.
He was a Vampire AND a Christian!
Percy held Snow and went down to his coffin. And he got in it, and he slept, soundly! Snow lay on his stomach and purred and purred and purred!
Good day everybody! Use it with delight! Use it with wisdom! Help anyway you can to make our precious Multiverse a better place.
Don't forget to help yourself! You too, are a precious Child of God!!