Summary: A missing moment of sorts from 'Half-Blood Prince.'
To be a vampire is to live with a thirst, to live forever. You play the game, and you get what you want.
Written to fulfill the request of a fellow SPEWer for the Spooky Swap for a story that covered dangerous territory.
*thud* Exquisitely done, Marie! A perfect blend of seduction, horror, and mystery. And your ability to blend completely original storylines with HP canon never cease to amaze me.