All the signs were there. Jackies parents weren't what they claimed to be. Not only that, there was a secret locked room in the basement. Jackie had asked several times what it was for and always got different answers:
"We are growing pot; don't go in there."
"Your moms a dominatrix that's her torture room."
"It's your dads man cave, you don't want to go in there."
and her favorite: "We'd tell you, but then we'd have to kill you."
Ha funny, she thought but something about her parents really stank. She was going to get to the bottom of it.
There were clues: both her parents were acting secretive. They would go out all night and sleep all day. Did they go to work at night; or were they alien beings who hunted down humans for weird experimentation?
Jackie decided the next time they went out she was going to follow them and see what they did.
It was Friday when she decided to do some amateur sleuthing. Jackie dressed in black so she couldn't be spotted. She had a flashlight, a camera and healthy snacks just in case. Her brother Gunther was asleep when she left right after her parents snuck out.
Just after her parents left in the family van Jackie climbed into the Volkswagen beetle and followed them downtown. They parked in a darkened alley and got some things out of the van and put them in knapsacks.
Hmmm just what the heck is going on here?
Jackie had parked a ways back so they wouldn't see her. She grabbed her back pack and quietly exited the small car.
Sneaking up to the back of the van, she peaked into the back and spotted a lot of wood with sharpened points. What the... she thought. This is getting weirder by the minute.
Jackie stealthily caught up to her parents as they were engaged in a confrontation with a man with what appeared to be large teeth. She took out her camera and snapped a few stills. She would examine these later as she watched the interaction between her parents and the stranger.
The man lunged at her father. Jackie was about to whip out her cell to call 9-1-1 when her mother appeared to have a pointed wooden stick in her hand. The young teen held her breath as her mom threw the stick javelin-like at the mans chest. Mom had hit the bulls-eye and the man fell backwards and hit the ground. Within minutes the stranger vaporized and her parents high fived each other.
It suddenly occurred to Jackie that her parents were vampire hunters.