A beautiful blonde wearing jeans and a tank top walk into the room. In front of her a very large mostly black cat walks swishing just the tip of his tail as he saunters to two chairs set up for the guest interview. His hair is very long, his eyes golden amber and his undercarriage and feet are white. The two take their seats and get comfortable.
Sandra: Thank you so much for joining us today.
Darby smiles, her bright blue eyes sparkle as she speaks: Thank YOU for inviting Harry and I.
Sandra: Can you introduce yourself and your friend?
Darby: I’d be happy to. I am Darby O’Rielly and this, here, is my cat Harry.
Sandra: Hello to both of you! I must admit, I’ve never interviewed a cat before, though being a cat person I’m looking forward to it. I’m not quite sure how to approach it. How does it work?
Darby smiles: My sister and I worked a little spell on him so that he could communicate with you and me. What you will experience is not so much an actual dialog, but an image or word will come to you as his answer. We’ve used this technique a few times and I must say it’s been quite successful.
Sandra: Hmm. How interesting. Before we get to Harry, can I ask you to tell my blog readers a little about yourself?
Darby: I’d love to. Let’s see. My sister and I are both witches but we’ve only just started using magic, so we aren’t as good at it as some. We do however come from a long line of witches. My family immigrated to the east coast from Ireland then moved from Massachusetts to Oljone, California during the witch trials.
Sandra: I understand you are dating a vampire? That’s rather unusual.
Darby: Yes. Devon Bloomington and Blake his brother rented a house next door to me and my sister about a year ago. Devon and Blake are both vampires, of pure blood – that is to say that in the world of vampires they are considered to be practically royalty.
Sandra: And you just went through a very trying experience with Devon – trying to find him, right?
Darby: That’s right. Libby was an ex girlfriend of Devon’s, but more recently married to Devon’s cousin Anton Larsen. She was a very rare breed of vampire called an “Insatiable”
Sandra: Rare? How so?
Darby: Insatiables can control vampire’s thoughts, much like vampires can control a human’s thoughts AND insatiables feed off of other vampires. Libby had drained Anton leaving him for dead for my Devon, but because of their past history, no one believed that Devon was Libby’s prisoner. They all just thought he had left me for her.
Sandra: How awful! I must say though, that many readers of your adventures in Blood Lust, saw you as weak or pathetic for taking all the coldness from Devon previous to his abduction.
Darby: Hmmm. I didn’t know that. In my defense though, it was so out of character for Devon to behave as he did, that I knew something must be wrong from the get go. Sure he tends to clam up when doesn’t like a situation, but nothing to this extent. I guess I’m just stubborn. He’s so worth the effort and I’d like to think he would have done the same thing if the roles had been reversed.
Sandra: I think we all would like to believe that about our significant others. So how does Harry help you out?
Darby: He knows the neighborhood like the back of his paw and animals are more sensitive to their instincts if something is wrong. Occasionally my sister and I will cast a spell on him so he can reveal to us, if anything is out of the ordinary.
Sandra: How extraordinary! What does Harry do when he’s not helping you, your sister and your friends?
Darby laughs: Truthfully? He’s either eating, sleeping, or stealing something from neighbors. He’s a literal cat burglar. I have a basket near the fireplace with all kinds of things that he’s stolen from people. I just don’t know from where so I can’t easily return them.
Sandra: And what is Harry thinking right now?
Harry squints his eyes at Sandra in acknowledgement then a large rumbling growl comes from his tummy. Darby and Sandra both laugh.
Sandra: Well I don’t think I need to ask him any more questions. Thank you so much for talking with us and I wish you, Harry, Devon and the rest of your family and friends success in your adventures in Deadman’s Blood.
Darby: Thank YOU for having us. It was a pleasure meeting you. Suddenly Harry jumps down from his seat and heads for the door only looking back once to make sure Darby was following swishing his tail as he stepped lightly out of the room leaving an imprint of a tuna can on Sandra’s mind.
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