Chapter 17: The One and Only

*Deep within the caverns he calls his home, Deadend broods. Long has he remained enclosed in his halls, awaiting the day he felt the desire to return to the surface. As he sits in front of his fireplace he reads the journal he has kept these many long months since the Black Raven Inn closed it's doors. His thoughts turn to those he once called family. Something pulls at his consciousness, however...something very familiar. Slowly, he closes the journal and rises. He is ready...it is time. He grabs his favorite smoking jacket and walks to the entrance to his caverns. He looks up at the moon for a moment...one that looks very familiar. Yes...the Inn has reopened it's doors. He smiles to himself as he races down the once familiar path to the Black Raven Inn. As he nears the Inn he notices the light in the window. "Great!",he thinks to himself,"there are people there already!" He walks quickly up to the front door. He suddenly notices something...an indistinct image on the ground near the door. It seems familiar to him, as if it were someone he knew...he cautiously walks up to it.* Hello? Who's there?

*Deadend suddenly realizes that it is Ven...she doesn't seem to notice him as she walks to the back of the Inn. He watches her go.* Ok...I guess I'll say Hi to her later. *laughs softly to himself as he walks up to the door. Cautiously, he opens it.*

Deadend
5 May 2001

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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