>> Friday, February 6, 2009
Both of the boys turned towards her. "What?" They said it almost in unison.
Seeing Hobart's interest, Amália turned towards him. "Yeah! My dad sent me to my room early, but they didn't know I wasn't asleep. Dad said that it looked like her blood had been drained through her neck-- like a vampire did it. Isn't that weird?"
Hobart was trapped. He looked over Ama's head at poor Jason who was faced with the back of Ama's head. In a way, it was better this way. Jason could not expect what Ama would suggest.
"I think we should look for him!"
Hobart looked at her, surprised even after his mental preparations. "Who?"
"The guy who did it, duh! I bet he is a real vampire."
Hobart groaned. He was only a year older than Ama, but he felt himself to be the wiser of the two. "Oh no. No way. You're on your own."
"Pfft!" Ama stuck her tongue out and turned back to Jason. "What about you, Jason?"
Jason seemed to perk up when Ama turned her attention back to him with the offer of adventure. "Yeah! I wanna see him. Maybe we could catch him."
"Maybe. But it's gonna be dark. Are you scared of the dark like you are of bugs?"
"Shut up, Ama. I am not."
Hobart rolled his eyes. "And how are you going to get out of the house at night?"
Ama's response was full of her classic smugness. "Easy. I'll say I'm at his house and he'll say he's at my house."
Hobart's head was starting to hurt from the eye rolling.