We started off exactly where we left off last time with Calvin trying to convince the others to go vampire hunting with him. It didn’t work so hot. Megan and Darius both looked at me like I’m crazy and Alex rolled her eyes.
Oooh, segued into first person there. Hmmm….actual play reports would be easier to write from Calvin’s POV…but maybe not.
Calvin dropped Megan home and then Alex. Sophie indicated that Alex might come around if Calvin pursueded her, but when I thought about it I wasn’t sure how Calvin would do that. He didn’t care enough about having her along to say he wanted her there and he certainly wasn’t going to say ‘please’ or beg or anything. I came up with “well, if you don’t care that there are monsters out there, fine whatever. I’ll see you later.” Sophie blinked at me. I shrugged. It all comes down to Calvin’s admitted motivation to go out and pick a fight with a vampire, he says it’s because it’s an honour thing. Of course the real reason has to do with being messed up and violent and reckless….but the honour thing sounds better. Later I used the same argument with Norm. “If you don’t mind knowing that there are vampires out there, killing innocent people and doing whatever, fine. You just live in denial.”
Sophie made it work. She said she’d meet Calvin at St Mary’s cemetary. The one on St Mary Street.
‘The one named after St Mary?’
‘That’s the one.’ Then she went into her house to have dinner with her happy family. Calvin hit the Home Depot and bought wooden garden stakes, sledge hammer, axe, machetes….pretty much everything he could think of. And a great big metal tool box so that it can all be stored in the back of his hummer. And yes, casting Jared Padalecki in this role has already turned Calvin into Sam Winchester. Just like that. But without the guns. So far. Continue reading