After he had gotten breakfast and his guardian had left he crawled to the mural on the opposite side of the room. He had to be very quiet, because he knew she wasn’t the only one who could hear him. The other vampiros had a very good hearing too. He lay his hands on the mural and whispered: “Caroline?” No response. “Caroline” a little harder, but still soft.
Caroline lifted her head and opened her ears. No way! That was not possible. When Amber said there were others Caroline assumed she was talking about vampires, not werewolves.
“Tyler? Is that you?” she asked.
“Yeah, but keep your voice down” Tyler warned. “If you can hear me, so can the rest of your kind”
“Right” Caroline said. “When did you get here?”
“About two weeks ago” Tyler answered.
“Then they must’ve taken us around the same time” Caroline concluded. “Do you know what they’re up to? What they want from us?”
“Well, I can be wrong” Tyler started. “But I think it has something to do with the full moon”
For a few segundos it was completely silent at the other side.
“Were you trying to be sarcastic?” Caroline asked eventually.
“Eh, yeah, kind of” Tyler said, making Caroline laugh.
“I’m sorry” Caroline said. “It’s not funny… at all. I’m starving and they refuse to give any blood. When I got here I would get at least some of it, but now I get nothing. How can we be useful when we’re starved to death?”
“Obvious. When they release you when you’re really hungry, you’ll kill mais people” Tyler said.
“By that time I’ll be too weak to do anything. It would be impossible for me to kill anyone” Caroline said.
“Not if they bring the comida to you” Tyler said after another few silent seconds.