Are we fated by the sins of our fathers? Can we be absolved from sins we didn't realize we committed? I delve into these questions in my novel Absolution. Chloe is a vampire who doesn't realize she's a vampire. In the past, she was protected. In the present, she is hunted.
“I canst not move,” she objected. “Ye hast made movement impossible.”
Chloe reached up, moving the gauze just enough to allow breathing.
“Now you messed it up.” Earl re-adjusted the layer, leaving it slightly looser.
“I be barely able to see,” Chloe complained. “Doest ye believe such will work?”
“I think it will, but what about these?” Benny fingered her long tresses. “Won’t they get suspicious if her hair’s not burned off?”
“’Tis very thin,” Chloe murmured, “and p’raps they will think the fire be the cause.”
“Good point! Maybe if we pull it up and wrap it around her head, they won’t even notice it. Her face’s enough to scare ‘em away anyway.”
“For gawd’s sake, Benny! Is your mouth attached to your brain?”
Chloe’s lips twisted in a wry smile. “’Tis well Benny reminds me often, else I might fall into the sin of vanity.”
“Well, I’ve been paying attention, and believe me, you’re getting better. There are actually places where skin’s starting to form. That has to be good!” Earl reached for a jug of blood. “While I’m thinking about it, you better drink some more of this before you go to sleep.”
Benny’s stomach gurgled loudly. “How about us? When do we eat?”
“I be pleased to share.” Chloe’s voice rang with amusement, much to Benny’s chagrin.
Shuddering exaggeratedly, he poked a finger down his throat and gagged. “Forget it!Yuck!”
With Earl’s assistance, Chloe managed to mince her way to the SUV, but getting in was another matter. Between the two of them, Earl and Benny loaded her into the back, taking care to tuck the tent around her once again. Their voices came muffled through the layers and Chloe felt as if she were in another world. Truth be known, she was in
another world, unlike any she’d ever imagined. How was she going to fit into this strange place?