"Oh, it's you?" Randy said being a little surprised.
"Is that a bad thing?" she asked with a little apprehension. "I would think you would be a little more cordial to my presence here. You've been trying to talk to me since yesterday, haven't you?"
He was taken aback by her forwardness, but he answered her. "Yes I have, but you seem to be a hard person to find after class. I never saw you leave last night or tonight even, and yet Mr. Paulson confirmed he saw you leave. How is it that I missed you both times?"
"I leave out the window when class is over and everyone is out of the room."
"I leave out of the window. I don't like to be cooped up in the hallways with all the other students. It makes it hard to keep my guard up and all the noise and bodies are too distracting."
This was not the way Randy thought his first conversation with Delloria was going to go when he got the chance to talk with her. She was beyond weird in his book now, but there was the nagging question he had about the images in his head earlier that he wanted to ask about to her. "You looked at me earlier and my head had hurt and images came flooding in. is that something you did?"
"In a way it was more of helping you remember things you have forgotten. I was just trying to unlock something that was closed off to you centuries ago."
Randy was speechless in disbelief and yet the girl in front of him was dead serious that what she was saying was one hundred percent true. He wanted to tell her she was full of it, but the images he saw, the feeling in his head as if things were being pulled out from the dark of his mind. The scary thing when he thought about it was that the images were familiar and not something that scared him.
Delloria could see he was trying to make sense of everything that was happening and suggested they take a walk. Getting away from people so she could go into more detail was the first thing she wanted to do and he just walked alongside and listened.
"Okay, so you climb through the windows of the college to go to class, why?"
"The truth is I do this because I am a vampire and my heightened senses are all screwed up in the hallways. The talking, cellphones, cologne, bumping and all the jumbled thoughts are something I just want to stay away from." It took her a second to realize she was walking alone and that Randy was frozen in place. "Seriously?"
"Seriously?" He said back to her in a loud tone. "You expect me to believe that?"
"It's the truth and I can prove it."
The crowd had thinned out from the college as the last classes let out and people were on their way home. While they talked the two had not noticed a lone man in sunglasses walking towards them wearing jeans and a simple white shirt, but his stride gained speed gradually as he got closer. He was nearly upon Delloria and Randy when he leaped into the air at them.
Delloria pushed Randy away with both hands and swung herself around to grab the man with both hands on his shirt and throw him against a nearby tree. Instantly she ran to the man while reaching to her thigh and grabbing a gun which she rammed under the man's jaw. Before she pulled the trigger the man whispered something Randy could not hear and then the gun went off. Under the glasses he wore, the man's eyes went wide and then rolled back as all thought and life were expelled from his body. Delloria quickly holstered the weapon and pushed the man's body to the ground and brushed her skirt to make sure the gun was hidden once more.
"Oh my god! You just killed that man in cold blood!"