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-->'''Ethan:''' One thing we’ve learned over the years, the number one rule – after You can never have too many covers on a window – is Don’t mess with kids.

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-->'''Ethan:''' One thing we’ve learned over the years, the number one rule – after [[WeakenedByTheLight You can never have too many covers on a window window]] – is Don’t mess with kids.


When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki goes out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as she thought…

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When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki goes out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps decides to help Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as she thought…


Companions of the Night is a YoungAdult VampireFiction written by Vivian Van de Velde, first published in 1995.

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Companions of the Night is a YoungAdult VampireFiction written by Vivian Van de Vande Velde, first published in 1995.


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires can feed off human blood only, and they also have to kill on a regular basis (how frequent they must kill isn’t mentioned, but considering what Ethan says about vampires needing to keep a low profile, one assumes that it must not be enough to attract attention). According to Ethan, during the feeding a certain kind of mental bond as well between the vampire and the victim, that’s why feeding off animal blood or blood bags is impossible. Sunlight burns and kills them, they don’t age, and if they cut their hair it grows back to how long it was over the course of a few nights.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires can feed off human blood only, and they also have to kill on a regular basis (how frequent they must kill isn’t mentioned, but considering what Ethan says about vampires needing to keep a low profile, one assumes that it must not be enough to attract attention). According to Ethan, during the feeding a certain kind of mental bond as well takes place between the vampire and the victim, that’s why feeding off animal blood or blood bags is impossible. Sunlight burns and kills them, they don’t age, and if they cut their hair it grows back to how long it was over the course of a few nights.


* KissOfTheVampire: When Kerry asks Ethan about vampire feeding habits, he tells her that being bitten by one is actually quite enjoyable for both parties, and that mixing it with sex is beyond pleasurable. There are exceptions, since, according to Ethan, some vampires get off on their victim’s pain and [[VampireBitesSuck therefore willingly choose to make their bite painful]].

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* KissOfTheVampire: When Kerry asks Ethan about vampire feeding habits, he tells her that being bitten by one is actually quite enjoyable for both parties, and that mixing it with sex is beyond pleasurable. There are exceptions, since, according to Ethan, him, some vampires get off on their victim’s pain and [[VampireBitesSuck therefore willingly choose to make their bite painful]].


When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki went out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as she thought…

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When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki went goes out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as she thought…


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* WeakenedByTheLight: Sunlight kills vampires in an extremely painful manner, and it is ''not'' instantaneous. This kind of death is so excruciating that [[spoiler: when Ethan thinks he’s about to die that way, he asks Kerry to shoot him before he starts frying.]]

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* WeakenedByTheLight: Sunlight kills vampires in an extremely painful manner, and it is ''not'' instantaneous. This kind of death is so excruciating that [[spoiler: when Ethan thinks he’s about to die that way, he asks begs Kerry to shoot him before he starts frying.]]


* PragmaticVillainy: Don’t kill children is one of the first rule vampires learn. Because of moral reasons? No. It’s because missing or murdered children always attract more attention than missing or murdered adults.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Don’t kill children is one of the first rule rules vampires learn. Because of moral reasons? No. It’s because missing or murdered children always attract more attention than missing or murdered adults.


* NiceGirl: Kerry is often has concern and sympathy for people who haven’t been nice to her at all. Ethan, being a ManipulativeBastard, notices it right away knows exactly how to take advantage of this.

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* NiceGirl: Kerry is often has concern and sympathy for people people, even those who haven’t been nice to her at all. Ethan, being a ManipulativeBastard, notices it right away knows exactly how to take advantage of this.


* ILied: Ethan does it so much that Kerry has a really hard time to spot when he’s really telling the truth.

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* ILied: Ethan does it so much that Kerry has a really hard time to spot when he’s really actually telling the truth.


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires can feed off human blood only, and they also have to kill on a regular basis (how frequent they must kill isn’t mentioned, but considering what Ethan says about vampires needing to keep a low profile, one assumes that it must be not enough to attract attention). According to Ethan, during the feeding a certain kind of mental bond as well between the vampire and the victim, that’s why feeding off animal blood or blood bags is impossible. Sunlight burns and kills them, they don’t age, and if they cut their hair it grows back to how long it was over the course of a few nights.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires can feed off human blood only, and they also have to kill on a regular basis (how frequent they must kill isn’t mentioned, but considering what Ethan says about vampires needing to keep a low profile, one assumes that it must be not be enough to attract attention). According to Ethan, during the feeding a certain kind of mental bond as well between the vampire and the victim, that’s why feeding off animal blood or blood bags is impossible. Sunlight burns and kills them, they don’t age, and if they cut their hair it grows back to how long it was over the course of a few nights.

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When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki went out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as they looked…

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When 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki went out late at night to get her baby brother's stuffed bear back from the laundry store, she becomes the unwilling witness of a crime as three men come in dragging with them a bleeding and bound handsome young man. The men appear to be dangerous and violent lunatics, as they claim that their hostage is actually a vampire whom they plan to torture and kill. Kerry doesn’t believe them and helps Ethan, the hostage, escape. However, as she soon finds out, those men may not have been as crazy as they looked…she thought…

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