Modern Day Vampire?

by Duvessa
(El Paso, TX, USA)

I know this young man since I was a child and I always wondered why he would only come to play in the late afternoons.

He never really went to school but he was very smart about everything.

My parents of course thought he was strange because he was home schooled and always looked like he was about to pass out.

His skin was very pale since he never got any sunlight.

I asked my mom why he looked so odd and she told me not to be so rude. I didn't mean to be, but I wanted to know.

Years passed and we still talk to this day but he still is very pale.

Once I turned about fourteen, I finally got the courage to ask him why he looked so pale and so fragile.

He told me he had a skin disease that did not let him go out in daylight. He said it was very rare but he couldn't go out in the sun because he would break into hives and not be able to breath.

He said he could feel his skin burn like fire because he was so light skinned. I though he was pulling my chain it sounded like he watched too many Dracula movies.

So against his better judgment he went out in the sun to prove to me he would get sick. I wish he never did that because he was sick for weeks after wards.

He did break into hives and even got some type of asthma attack to where he couldn't breath. It was so strange to me and not to mention scary.

To this day he still amazes me and I feel so sad that he did that to prove to me that he truly has a severe sun allergy.

Who would have ever thought that could be true. So here is to my modern day vampire may you always remain safe and loved.

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