Ella sat on her bed terrified. She had just found out a few minutes ago. This kind of thing happens to teens all the time. Right? I've read all kinds of books about it. But, they were fiction. She tried to stay calm as she thought about it. I know he didn't mean to. It was an accident.

She examined herself in the mirror again. No drastic changes altered her appearance, yet. Soon though, she would look like a completely different person. Her favorite bright, yellow shirt covered her. How much longer will I be able to wear this? She asked herself.

After examining the red apple in her hand she took a bite. Delicious. She thought as she savored the flavor knowing soon she would have cravings for some of the weirdest things. Even then she didn't really want the fruit. Still, she devoured it.

I'll have to tell my parents. She thought as she walked down the stairs to throw the apple core away. Her dad sat at the table holding her baby brother, Evan, and her mom was cooking dinner. Malachite, her older brother, was arguing with her other older sibling, Lisa.

"Hello, Ella," Her dad said and wrapped her into a hug with his free arm.

"H-hi," She stammered nervously. Better tell them now. She thought. "I have something I need to tell you." Her mother came over.

"What is it?" She asked.

"Chite! Lisa! Stop fighting!" Her dad yelled.

"Yes, Dad," they said in unison.

"I don't want anyone to be angry with my friend, Max, especially Dad and Malachite. It was his fault but it was an accident." Ella quickly said.

"What did he do?" Lisa questioned curiously.

"I was right beside him and I felt like I couldn't move so I just let him-" She stopped for a moment.

"What happened?" Malachite asked, angry with Max already. Ella moved her hair to show two marks.

"I'm a vampire." She said.