It was a beautiful warm night in Mystic Falls. Not a cloud could be seen in the sky and it seemed as if all the stars were at the brightest. It was rare that there was very a beautiful quiet night like this in the city…or at least that is how it seemed. A fierce predator was out hunting the streets tonight, though how fierce would have to be for the victim to decide. At times the death would come quickly making it to where they could hardly feel a thing. Then at other times the pain would be very slow and painful, dragging it out until the victim pleaded for death.
Hayden hated what he had become, and yet he was still alive and walking around. When he was not in pain he enjoyed bedding women and every now and then when the mood struck him, a few men. He was from a time when it didn’t matter if it was a man or a woman, if the need was there, he would take what he could get. Mostly though he preferred the fairer sex. Still they would not last very long after he was through with them. Other times he enjoyed movies, music, dancing but they all seemed to end in blood and pain.
Spotting a drunken woman leaving a bar Hayden followed along behind her making sure to keep his distance. She decided to take a little stroll through the park, which was perfect for him, it was dark enough for him to hunt and keep hidden. Luckily for her the death would be quick. The woman was not even able to let out a scream for help when Hayden came up behind her and sunk his fangs deep into her neck.
It was as if the moment the crimson red liquid gushed into his mouth, that he felt a stabbing sensation all over his body, the worst was in his gut, and only strengthened with every drop of blood that entered his stomach. He grunted and groaned in pain as it continued to increase, being unbearable every time he drank blood, no matter if it were human or animal. But it was her fear of the increasing darkness that had him continue until the final moment when his teeth tore at her neck, ripping her jugular out.
He watched for a moment as the body of the woman fell to the ground, then he himself fell down to the ground on his hands and knees, nearly gasping for breath as the pain continued. His face and his clothes were covered in the woman’s blood. Once the pain started to subside is when he stood back up and wiped the blood from his mouth with the back of his hand.