Summer 1980 – A Childhood Never Ending

I said, “I spoke with Silvertree. We are not the only ones seeking the children. The Strigon have set hunters on their trail. We may have to face them as well.”

Kaitlin barked a laugh. “Hunters? Like, vampire detectives? Vampire cops? Fuck. I’m just a kid. I just fucking graduated from high school. The only time I dealt with cops was when the neighbors called them ’cause the parties were too loud. Then I just hid out in the back of the house until they went away.”

I echoed her laugh. I said, “Kaitlin, you are giving yourself little credit. You have not been a kid for three months. I know you have survived more this summer than you would have thought was possible.”