The cool evenings, biting with frost, the wind tightening your skin at every exposed part of your body,the chill of disturbing thoughts coupled with the howling wind frightens you as you find yourself stepping off the bus to work the evening shift.
You’re only about two blocks from the area hospital where you have a housekeeping position.
In the glare of a lonely street light, you step off the bus noticing a dark figure of a man as it vanishes into the darkness. You notice an uneasy feeling immediately and almost make yourself run for 2 blocks to get to work.
Your heart begins to race, the bitter cold you felt moments before is replaced with perspiration as you try to make your way frantically to the door of the hospital.
While crossing the first street, the figure darts in front of you again, only closer now. You realize this part of the street is not well lit as only the brief light of a passing vehicle quickly dissipates.
Suddenly, you are approached from behind and knocked unconscious.
As you find yourself in the alley close to work, you are awakened by the feel of the warm sun on your face. You look at your watch, and scurry to the safety of the hospital.
You immediately tell the first person you see that you were attacked and knocked unconscious.The hospital attendant immediately calls for a doctor as you begin to lose consciousness again. Attendants quickly take you to an exam room, and immediately observe that you are grotesquely pale. They discover an area on your neck which looks like a snake bite, but much larger. You are barely hanging on to consciousness.
The doctor comes into the exam room and asked you what happened. You tell him you were attacked by someone and were knocked unconscious. He asked if you remembered anything about the marks on your neck. No, you said.
The doctor examined you and told you they would run some tests on the blood samples taken from the wound. He told you to go home to rest for 2 to 3 days to re-gain your strength.
After you get home, you notice a craving for steak, rare steak. Unusual cravings since you are a vegetarian. So you eat some fruit and take a rest. While you are sleeping you have some very strange dreams and are awakened in a cold sweat several times.
By this time, it is getting close to dark, and you realize your craving for rare meat is increasing. You feel like you want to go out and wander around the neighborhood. You get up and go outside and as you wander, you see a few people out and feel a strange desire to want to get intimately close to them. After seeing several people you finally give in to what now seems to be a hunting instinct and you single out and begin stalking a homeless man. You can feel the excitement as your heart begins to pound quicker by the second. You can feel the fear in him as he tries to elude you. He is like prey being hunted down. Your mouth begins to water as the chase is on. The man begins to run and now you are in the fullness of your hunt as you take him down like a lion takes down a gazelle.
Your strength increases as you drain the blood from your prey. Like a wild animal, you have gorged yourself and head back home to rest. You find that you must increase your daily kills as your desire increases.
This is now you daily cycle.
The lion will continue stalking the grazing gazelle. His insatiable hunger will never be extinguished!