Later in the morning, Shirley woke up and came down the stairs to check on Drac. She had no idea about what happened last night. She screamed when she saw him laying there on the floor with blood around his mouth. Wolf was asleep on the couch.
“Drac!” she yelled, “What have you done?!”
Drac opened one eye and looked at her.
“You didn’t kill anyone, did you?!” Shirley asked.
He remained silent, a look of guilt on his face, and then a look of sadness and anger.
“They tried to kill my best friend… I-I-I had to…” Drac stammered.
“I could get in trouble for hiding you here!” Shirley said.
“Sorry, mom…” Drac said, closing his eye and trying to go back to sleep.
Shirley sighed. Some police men walked up to the door and banged on it loudly.
“Open up! It’s the cops!” one called out.
Shirley nervously walked to the door, opening it slightly.
“Hello officers… What’s the reason for your visit?” Shirley asked, pretending that she didn’t know anything.
“We found out that you are housing a dangerous monster here… We’re going to have to ask you to give him up!” the cop said.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about… I apologize, but I really am not harboring any dangerous monsters here…” Shirley said.
“Ma’am, mind if we check your house…?” the cop asked.
“Actually, I do mind. This is my private living space and you wish to enter it and search for something that isn’t here!” Shirley said.
“The monster has killed someone, therefore, it should be put to death,” the cop said.
“Don’t you think that’s a bit harsh…?” Shirley asked.
“No, no punishment is too harsh for a monster, now let us in!” the cop said.
Another cop pushed the door open, causing Shirley to fall. Drac was asleep and unaware of what was going on. The cops walked in. They passed the couch, mistaking Wolf for a regular scruffy mutt. They found Drac lying on the ground. The officers grabbed Drac and started dragging him away.
“No! You can’t take him from me! He’s my son!” Shirley said, sobbing.
“He’s a murderer and a threat to our community!” the cop said.
“You don’t understand, do you?! He means so much to me!” Shirley said, “Doesn’t he at least have the right to explain himself in court?!”
“Monsters don’t have any rights! You should know that by now. You’re lucky we don’t lock you up!” the cop said.
They left the house, taking Drac with them. Shirley sobbed loudly, upset about losing her son. She continued to cry for awhile. Wolf was awoken by her sniffling.
“What happened…? Where’s Drac?!” Wolf asked.
“He was taken… The police… They’re going to put him to death…” Shirley said.
“Oh darn it! I got my buddy into trouble, didn’t I?!” Wolf asked, “We need to rescue him! Sitting here and crying won’t do him any good!”
“How will we save him…?” Shirley asked, “Also, who are you…?”
“I’m Wolf, Drac’s best friend…” Wolf said.
Wolf transformed from his wolf form.
“You’re a werewolf…?” Shirley asked.
“Yep!” said Wolf, getting off the couch.
“Do we need supplies to rescue him…?” Shirley asked.
“Supplies…?” Wolf asked.
“Lock picks, pepper spray… Stuff like that?” Shirley asked.
“No, we just need to be quick!” Wolf said.
Shirley took Wolf’s hand and ran with him to the jail. Meanwhile, the cops just got Drac in and he had woken up.
“Hey! You’re not my mom! You have no right to be touching me!” Drac said, trying to yank his arms away from the cops.
“Your life will be ending soon because we cannot allow monsters to exist around here! All monsters ever do is murder, destroy, and bring depression and headaches!” the cop said.
“You only say stuff like that because you’ve never truly met a monster… If you were to meet one, you’d know that we really only attack when provoked...” Drac said, “Also, I bet if you let monsters get an education, we could become more useful to you humans and learn how to control our anger, but no, you made it illegal to teach monsters so that’s your loss.”
“Hey, don’t argue with us!” the cop said, “We’re too smart to fall for your tricks!”
“All I’m asking is for you to treat monsters the way you would treat humans…” Drac said, “If I truly was bad, don’t you think I would have bitten you already?!”
“You’re unpredictable and evil!” the cop said.
They tossed him into a glass container with tubes connected to it.
“Please… I don’t want to die… I’m still a child… I never even got to become one hundred years old…” Drac pleaded.
Drac made the cutest and saddest face he could. The cop went to press the button, but became distracted by Drac’s face. He attempted to press the button, but something in his mind was stopping him from doing so. Something about that little face that looked so much like a ten-year-old’s face made him think that what he was doing was actually pure evil. Alarms started to go off in the building as Shirley and Wolf broke into the jail to find and rescue Drac. Angered by this, the cop closed his eyes tightly and slammed the button in before racing off to catch the intruders. A nasty gas started to fill the chamber and Drac tried as hard as he could to escape. Shirley and Wolf knocked over any guards and cops that tried to stop them and they made it to the chamber.
“I hit the button, it’s too late! The vampire will be dead within seconds!” the cop said, aware of what he just did.
Drac banged on the glass, trying to hold his breath for as long as he could as the chamber filled to the top with gas.
“How dare you! You dare kill a child and claim that you are the good guy!” Shirley said, “You should be ashamed of yourself!”
There was then a loud sound like an explosion coming from the room where Drac was. The door broke down and Drac came out, surrounded by a protective shield. Gas leaked out of the room in huge clouds.
“Evacuate the jail, now! Anyone who stays will die!” Drac said.
Alarms sounded and a lot of officers started rushing around, each taking an inmate with them as they made their escape. Drac broke his shield so that he could take Shirley and Wolf home.
“I know it was wrong for me to blow up the machine, but I just couldn’t let myself die…” Drac said to Shirley and Wolf on his way home.
“I understand,” Shirley said, “I’m so glad to have you back!”
“Mother… I’ll try harder to contain my anger…” Drac said, “It’s time we come up with a different solution to our problem…”
Drac’s once smooth hair was all messed up so Shirley smoothened it down for him. He chuckled.