-->''Planet of origin... Vampiru?''

''Vampiru'' (now renamed ''Cross'') is a WebSerialNovel on [=WattPad=], written by [[http://www.wattpad.com/u/ShaylaRah ShaylaRah]], found [[http://www.wattpad.com/story/1898797-cross here]]. It is a mixture of the vampire and science fiction genres. As of December 2013, it is completed and edited, and a sequel called ''[[http://www.wattpad.com/story/7534823-10-30-the-day-before-yesterday-sequel-to-cross 10:30, The Day Before Yesterday]]'' is in progress.

There's a new teacher at Dani Tamari's school - Professor David Cross. What no one knows is that David is really an alien vampire, who's hiding on Earth after killing his father. Meanwhile, a whole load of alien vampires, led by Lady Terror De Mon, are recruiting humans to their cause and murdering Earth's leaders.
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!!''Cross'' contains examples of:
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Phantom sees itself as this.
* AbusiveParents: David's father.
* ActionGirl [=/=] DamselOutOfDistress: [[spoiler: Dani. When Grievous tries to rape her,]] she picks up a copy of ''Literature/LittleDorrit'' and hits him over the head with it. Repeatedly.
** And again, when she's attacked by a werewolf.
* {{Adorkable}}: Sébastien. He really has no clue how to handle children...
* AerithAndBob: Terror, Nightmare, Grievous, Attykcca, Vlad, Carmilla, Ruthven, Orlok, Abihira, Legina, Angerona, Anahita, Sébastien, Moon, Phantom, Gadget, Sirius and... Dani, Edward, David, Lacey, Jackson, Janice, Niall, Celeste, Gareth, Steven, Jack, Biff, Richard, Autumn and Christian.
* AlliterativeName: Sirius Sangue.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Abihira.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: ''David''. Murdering your father, running from the police, killing a random drunk, manipulating a twelve-year-old girl... Enough said.
** Vlad and Abihira also qualify.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The way Nightmare tortured a werewolf bears a strong resemblance to some of the methods used by the Gestapo.
* AnimalisticAbomination: The werewolf.
* AsianAndNerdy: Autumn, the only explicitly Asian character, is a nurse. Gadget, the computer expert, hasn't been described but is probably Northern Irish like most of the characters.
* AssholeVictim: David's father.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: Grievous tries this on Dani in chapter 25.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Considering how many works by Creator/CharlesDickens are mentioned, the author is apparently a fan of him. Also, her profile lists ''Literature/WatershipDown'', ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Series/LostInSpace'' among her favourite books/series. Dani also likes those.
* AuthorAvatar: Dani?
* BigBad: Terror.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Nightmare]].
* BilingualBonus:
** Celeste's line in chapter 9: ''Mangez merde, vous chienne''. It means "[[PrecisionFStrike Eat s***, you bitch]]".
** In chapter 35, after [[spoiler: Nightmare kills a man]], the crowd start yelling "Killer", "Madwoman", and "Someone call the police!" in Romanian.
* {{Blackmail}}: Terror is doing this to some government official on another planet.
* BlondesAreEvil: Nightmare.
* BloodyTears: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent These vampires]] cry blood instead of water.
* BreakingAndBloodsucking:
** Dani struggles to sleep after watching ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'' late one night. When she closes her eyes she pictures herself standing in the bedroom watching Dracula lean over Mina. Any action she takes suddenly places her in the bed with Professor Cross drinking her blood.
** In a variant, Cross rescues Dani one night, hypnotizes her to sleep, and takes her home. He places Dani back in her bed, lost in thought from his problems, and several minutes pass before he realizes he's feeding from her wrist.
* BrickJoke: In ''Cross'', Boone tried to behead O'Hara with a pillow (ItMakesSenseInContext). In ''10:30, The Day Before Yesterday'', O'Hara is afraid he'll try to do so again.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Between David's parents.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Dani's parents]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: David does this post-humously to his father in chapter 16.
* CannotCrossRunningWater: Implied by this line:
--> '''Narrator:''' ... [N]ot far away, running water could be heard. That was a most unwelcome sound. [David] didn't know if water on Earth was poisonous, but fear of the deadly water on their own planet was too deeply ingrained in every Vampiruan for them to see it as anything but an enemy.
* Literature/{{Carmilla}}: Carmilla Karnstein is one of the vampires who work for Terror.
* CharacterTitle: "Cross" is the surname David chose for his alias.
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler: Nightmare's ability to raise the temperature of objects.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: [[spoiler: Dani, David, Nightmare, Grievous, and Abihira ''all'' end up in Rome.]]
* CrashIntoHello: Dani first meets David when she crashes into him.
* CreepyRavens: David takes the shape of a raven in chapter 29, freaking out the [=InGEN=] team. Nevermore, his pet [[spoiler: who is really Terror in disguise]], is also a raven.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler: Dani and Celeste.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Nightmare, from a vampire's point of view.
* DaywalkingVampire: David.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** David.
--> '''David:''' If you're quite finished daydreaming, Miss Tamari, it may interest you to know that school is officially finished for the day.
** Dani can be quite snarky, too, especially when dealing with her subconsciousness.
** Anahita, too. "What an idiot you are", indeed.
** Dracula.
** Abihira.
* DeathGlare: Quite a few characters are described as giving other characters glares of this sort.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: In the references to Dracula's past, he was in love with Mina. Obviously, he didn't get her.
* DisposableSexWorker: Mentioned:
--> '''David's thoughts:''' The only humans likely to be up at this time were drunks or whores. Neither would be missed, and killing one would be doing humanity a favour. There were only two problems: humans tended to notice the deaths of even the lowest of the low, and he had no wish to drink blood poisoned with alcohol or disease.
* DissonantSerenity: Nightmare wonders why Sébastien was so upset... after she had just tortured and murdered a werewolf. While ''[[{{Squick}} licking blood off her hands]]''.
* {{Dracula}}: Vlad Dracula and his cousin, Nicolae (AKA Sébastien).
* EasilyForgiven: David, to some degree. Yes, he killed his father, but Jackson and Lacey (and, apparently, the author) think he was quite justified in his actions. He is forced to stay on Earth to help clear up the mess he's partly responsible for, though.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette:
** David is described as having white skin and dark brown hair. And he is definitely eerie.
** Abihira. Pale-skinned: check. Dark hair: check. Eerie: check.
* EvilCounterpart: Abihira for David.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin [=/=] InWhichATropeIsDescribed:
** Chapter 34, "When In Rome... Literally!".
** Chapter 36, "In Which The Catacombs Are A Nightmare".
* FlashStep: David crosses a room thirty metres wide in five seconds.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In chapter 4, Dani stays up late watching ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', and has nightmares about it that turn into images of herself and David.
** While [[spoiler: Dani is being held prisoner in Sébastien's mansion]], she hears someone mentioning locations in Rome. Guess where the latest chapters are taking place?
* FreudianExcuse: David was abused by his father. This probably doesn't excuse everything he does.
* FunetikAksent: O'Hara and Orlok.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''In'''ter-'''G'''alactic '''E'''mergency '''N'''etwork.
* FurAgainstFang: Vampires seem to hate werewolves.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See BilingualBonus.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: Celeste]] is half-human, half-werewolf, and turns into a werewolf.
* HotForTeacher: Gareth says that most of the girls have crushes on David. Whether or not this lasts after they have to sit through one of his classes isn't mentioned.
** WordOfGod says Dani and David will not have a romantic relationship. Thankfully.
* IdenticalGrandson: According to Terror, Abihira greatly resembles her mother.
** [[spoiler: Dani is descended from Mina, and looks slightly like her.]]
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler: Dani]] looks slightly like [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Mina]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Why, ''hello'', David!
** And he pales in comparison to certain other characters - Sébastien, for instance, is annoyed when Nightmare killed a werewolf... because [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint she made a mess of the floor]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sébastien. Sort of. His interactions with Dani are somewhere between this trope and {{Adorkable}}.
* LackOfEmpathy: ''David''.
* LemonyNarrator: [[spoiler: Phantom]] has quite a dry sense of humour. He/she/it even ''stops narrating'' at times to snark at the reader!
* LiteralCliffhanger: A variant at the end of chapter 36.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Not a cast of thousands, or even a hundred, but there are a lot of major characters and named background characters.
* LooksLikeOrlok: [[TropeNamer Orlok]], [[CaptainObvious obviously]].
* LoopholeAbuse: Used by Dani to justify going outside during dinner time.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: [[spoiler: Dani]] is heading this way after [[spoiler: her parents' deaths]].
* ManipulativeBastard: '''David.'''
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Common among vampire families, apparently.
* MeaningfulName:
** Terror De Mon, and her children Nightmare and Grievous (her other child, Attykcca, is an OddNameOut).
** Gadget is the [=InGEN=] team's computer expert.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [=/=] AwesomeMcCoolname: Lady Terror De Mon, Nightmare De Mon, Grievous De Mon, Abihira Rah, David Cross.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In chapter 22, one character tells another to light a "freaking" candle. [[LemonyNarrator As the narrator comments afterward]], "freaking" was not the word used.
* {{Narrator}}: [[spoiler: Phantom]].
* NoNameGiven [=/=] OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Gadget is ''always'' called Gadget.
* NoodleIncident:
** This exchange:
--> '''Boone:''' Sir, we've picked something up on the monitor.
--> '''Jackson:''' What is it this time? Another passenger plane that happens to have gone off schedule somehow? Another secret government test?
** That time Abi got caught in her own web.
** The Moscow incident.
* NotSoDifferent: Abihira says she and David are this. And she might be right.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Dani goes on her period and as a result awakens David's hunger and indirectly causes the death of a drunk.
* {{Oireland}}: ''Northern'' Ireland, but the stereotypes are averted. This might have something to do with the fact that the author lives in Northern Ireland.
* OnlySaneWoman: Lacey.
* OpenSecret: One has to wonder if Dani is the only character who ''doesn't'' know what David is.
* [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Orlok]]: Appears in chapter 14.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: These vampires:
** [[WizardsFromOuterSpace Are from outer space]].
** [[TearsOfBlood Cry blood instead of water]].
** [[BizarreAlienBiology Females don't have breasts]].
** [[BizarreAlienBiology They reproduce asexually]] (whatever ''that'' means) and can have up to five hundred children. Sibling rivalry must be a problem.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: We don't know enough about [[spoiler: Celeste]] and her mother to know what rules these ones follow, but considering it's science fiction...
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Nightmare's army. Made from aborted babies.]]
* PunBasedTitle:
** "When In Rome... Literally!", in which the main characters and three villains end up in Rome.
** "In Which The Catacombs Are A Nightmare", which is a pun on Nightmare being (sort of) in the Catacombs of Rome.
** "Seeing Red". Nightmare's clothes are red, and [[spoiler: her explanation of her plans makes David, Dani, and possibly Abihira see red]].
* PunnyName:
** Possibly unintentional, but David's alias is David ''Cross''. Traditional vampires are afraid of crosses.
** [[spoiler: Celeste]]'s mother is called Moon.
* PutOnABus: Most of the characters in Northern Ireland.
* [[Literature/TheVampyre Ruthven]]: A character named Ruthven is mentioned several times. Considering Carmilla and Dracula are characters, there's a good chance it's [[Literature/TheVampyre that one]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: David killed his father. And doesn't regret it.
* ShipTease: Dani/David, which is hinted at several times. Hopefully ShipSinking still applies and [[TrollingCreator the author's just messing with the reader's head]]...
** ShipSinking: WordOfGod says there will not be a romance between Dani and David.
* ShoutOut:
** Dani has a picture of the characters of ''Series/LostInSpace'' on her wall, she watches ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', and her favourite book is ''WatershipDown''.
** The [[ItMakesSenseInContext voice in Dani's head]] likes to be called "Phantom". Dani and Phantom... Is that a ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' reference or unintentional?
** Vlad's full name is [[Film/VanHelsing Vladislaus]].
** [[spoiler: Dani]] uses a copy of ''Literature/LittleDorrit'' to attack [[spoiler: Grievous]].
** Chapter 35 has one to Poe's ''The Raven''.
** Chapter 37 has one to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. And before that, a werewolf was described as "...something Dr. Frankenstein might have dreamed up".
** Vlad's middle name is Alexandru, which is the name of one of Dracula's followers in ''{{Department 19}}''.
* SpotOfTea: Lacey.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Between Abihira and her mother. [[spoiler: And between Dani and Mina, though in that case it's downplayed.]]
* SwitchingPOV: All. The. Time. Every chapter switches [=POV=] between Dani and David, usually multiple times, and almost every chapter also has scenes from the [=POV=] of another character.
* TakeThat:
** One has to wonder if Edward's name is a TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
** Another TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' comes from Nightmare. Obviously, the author doesn't like that series.
** David also gives a TakeThat to politicians in chapter 31:
--> '''David:''' ''[to Terror]'' The day you apologise for anything will be the day that a politician tells the truth.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: David.
* TheVoice: Dani frequently argues with her subconsciousness. David does at times, too. It hasn't yet been explained if a character's subconsciousness is another character entirely... or [[FridgeHorror someone else speaking into their mind]].
* [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Two Villains]]: Carmilla and Ruthven. Possibly.
* ThreeAmigos: Dani, Steven, Gareth.
* ThisIsReality: Used at least once when [[spoiler: Dani is a prisoner in Sébastien's mansion]].
* TitledAfterTheSong [=/=] RefrainFromAssuming: Chapter 38, ""Crazy" Is, I Believe, The Medical Term", gets its title from a line in an Icon For Hire song, "Iodine".
* TokenMinority: Most of the characters are Northern Irish or aliens, so Akiko "Autumn" Tsukiyama stands out a bit because (going by her name) she's Japanese.
* TooDumbToLive: ''Dani''. She tells [[spoiler: Edward]] about [=InGEN=], after promising not to tell anyone. And then [[spoiler: Edward apparently told Terror]].
* TrashOfTheTitans: Edward's room, which "could charitably be called a mess".
* UndeathlyPallor: Common among vampires, apparently.
* VampireVords: Orlok.
* [[WizardsFromOuterSpace Vampires From Outer Space]]
* WorldOfSnark
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