Kyra decided to retire early so she could get some rest before she started her new job in the morning as personal assistant to billionaire Jedidiah Worthington. This new job promised to give her the exposure that she wanted as freelance publicist and to show the world her independence. But instead, the news came on with a special report: VAMPIRES AT THE WHITE HOUSE! Kyra listened to the report, but somehow didn’t believe it. How could there be vampires at the White House?, she thought. But there it was on national television for the whole country to see. The report claimed that our President and his family had been bitten by a plague of vampires.
Suddenly, Kyra jumped at the sound of her ringing cell. She missed the call because she dropped her cell as she was trying to answer it. She went into her missed calls to see who it was and it was her new boss, Jedidiah. She scrolled down to his number and pushed send to see what her boss wanted.
Jedidiah picked up on the first ring, “Hello.”
“Jedidiah, it’s Kyra. I was returning your call?’
“Yes, Kyra. I was calling you to let you know that you have the next flight to Washington D.C. in an hour. I want you in Washington to cover this story.”
“Do you really think this is true, Jed?”
“I don’t know, Kyra, but you better get there yesterday!”
“Okay, Boss. I’ll get a bag packed and head to the airport.”
Kyra hung up her cell and got a few things in her suitcase so she could be on the flight. She still could not believe there were vampires at the White House.
Kyra was just getting into her seat on the plane when a good-looking gentleman came up and asked if he could sit with her even though there were plenty of other seats still left on the plane. Reluctantly, Kyra said yes. The gentleman immediately sat down in the seat next to her. The good-looking stranger couldn’t take his eyes off her. He noticed her the minute he saw her at the ticket counter before she got on the flight. Her beauty urged him to buy a last-minute ticket wherever she was headed.
“Hello, Beauty, the names Jared. May I just call you Beauty?”
Disgusted, Kyra replied back, “No sir, my name is Kyra.”
“I’m sorry if I offended you, but you’re so beautiful, I can’t take my eyes off you. I even bought a last-minute ticket the minute I saw you at the ticket counter.”
“Do you always buy last-minute tickets for flights whenever you see a beautiful girl?” Kyra asked, not believing the line he just pulled on her.
“First time I’ve ever done this…honest. I’m shocked I even did it.”
“Well, I’m going nowhere special. Just meeting my boss in Washington D.C. Something about vampires.”
Jared starts to feel his fangs forming inside his mouth and tries to suppress them from coming out. When he fails to do so, he immediately excuses himself and runs to the restroom. Kyra is mystified by this stranger’s behavior, but shrugs it off.
Later, that night, after Kyra got settled into her motel in Washington D.C., she walks to the diner named “Candie’s” just a few doors down from her motel. She orders a BLT sandwich with fries, a 7-UP, and some ketchup for her fries. The server comes out with her order and asks her if there is anything else she can get her. Kyra tells her she is fine. All Kyra wants to do is eat dinner and go back to the motel.
Kyra gets back to the motel, opens up the blankets of her bed, then goes into the bathroom to get ready for bed. Kyra is bushed and just wants to get some sleep so she can talk with her boss in the morning.
As Kyra falls fast asleep, she has a disturbing dream about her grandmother, Sukie. She tells her not to go to her boss in the morning. He has been bitten by the vampires and is now one of them. Instead, she tells her to find a gentleman named Gerald Thomas. He has been looking for her and will explain everything when she finds him. Then, suddenly, with a jolt, Kyra awakens from her dream.
Kyra realizes it is morning and remembers what her grandmother told her about not meeting with her boss because he is now one of them. Instead she checks the phone listing for the name of the man her grandmother mentioned in her dream. She found one in the listing and dialed the number. A man’s voice answered.
“Yes, is this Gerald Thomas?”
“Yes, it is. Who’s calling?”
“My name is Kyra and this probably going to sound strange, but I was asked to contact you.”
“Is this Kyra Levine?”
“Kyra, yes. I’ve been looking for you for years.”
“Yes, that’s what my grandmother told me.”
“Well, where can I pick you up?”
“I’m sorry. I don’t understand.”
“Where can I pick you up so we can get started on your training?”
“Yes, I’m what they call ‘The Watcher,’ and you, Kyra, are the next vampire slayer.”
“The next what?”
“Yes, I’m supposed to train you to be the next vampire slayer.”
Gerald hears a loud thump on the other end of the line as Kyra faints and falls.
A few minutes later, Kyra wakes up to hear Gerald shouting from the other end of the phone line.
“Kyra, are you okay?”
“Gerald, are you still there?” as Kyra picks up her cell.
“I guess I fainted. The last thing I remember is you telling me I need to start my training as the next vampire slayer. Is that right?”
“Yes, Kyra. You are the next vampire slayer, and we need to get to work on your training so you can banish these creatures back to hell where they came from.”
Kyra tells Gerald the name of the motel she is staying at and he tells her to be packed by the time he arrives. Gerald is there within 20 minutes and he gets her into his car and they drive to his estate, shows her to her room, tells her to get settled so they can get started on her training. Kyra can’t believe that she is the next vampire slayer, so she does an internet search and finds out that she comes from a long line of vampire slayers where the women in her family have been trained to slay vampires, the last one being her own mother.
Kyra can’t believe that her mother was a vampire slayer. She remembered that her mother died about five years ago, but no one really ever told her how she died, however, her father did mention that her mother had died in a freak car accident. She opened her laptop and googled her mother’s name. She hit pay-dirt with the first listing with an article by Jerry Smithers, writing about her mother’s death. There it was in black in white, “Vampire Slayer, Tasha Levine, Killed by Vampires!” She was shocked to read the article.
Kyra couldn’t sleep. All she could do was think about how her mother really died. Finally, after mulling it over for an hour, Kyra fell asleep. She was in a heavy dream, recalling the events of how her mother died. In the dream, Tasha was fighting with Vampire head honcho, Jared LeBlanc. Tasha seemed to have the edge over Jared, and was about to slay him, when Jared pulled a fast one on her and turned the spike on Tasha. Tasha died immediately. When Kyra saw how her mother had died, she awakened right away.
Kyra was still asleep when she was awakened by a loud rap on her bedroom door. She jumped out of bed, and wrapped a robe around her, then walked to bedroom door and opened it. It was Gerald.
“I’m sorry to wake you, but I thought we should get started on your training.” Gerald walked into her room as soon as Kyra opened the door.
“No, Mr. Thomas, it’s okay.”
“Please, call me Gerald. After all, we will be working closely together.”
“Yes, Mr., er, Gerald. I had a rough night last night.”
“Oh! You didn’t have a dream about your mother, did you?”
“How did you know?”
“I was walking by your door last night, and I heard you cry out. I knew that you must be dreaming about your mother.”
“I never knew she was a vampire slayer. I was told she died in a car accident.”
“Yes, your father and I thought it would be best at the time if you weren’t told of the real details of your mother’s death. After your mother’s death, your father was so depressed that he took you away. That’s when I lost touch with you. I knew one day I would have to train you to be the next vampire slayer, and your father wanted you to have nothing to do with it, so he took you far away from Washington D.C.”
“Yes, he did. That’s why I couldn’t find you. It’s taken me five years to find you. We need to act fast. The vampires at the White House have taken over the President’s family and turned them into vampires.”
And so, Kyra and Gerald began immediately to train her for her job as vampire slayer. She couldn’t believe that her father knew the truth about her mother’s death and he never told her. She would have to have a talk with him soon about it. For now, she had to train to fight vampires.
Gerald woke Kyra up the next morning around 10 with a special breakfast of eggs, bacon, and toast with jam and butter and some milk to wash it down. Kyra had a busy night training for her job as vampire slayer and had work really hard the night before, so Gerald thought it best to let Kyra sleep a little longer in the morning.
“Good morning!” Gerald exclaimed, coming in Kyra’s bedroom with her breakfast.
Rubbing her eyes, “What time is it?”
“it’s 10 a.m. I thought I’d let you sleep a while longer. You worked so hard with your training. I thought you needed some extra rest.”
“What’s this?” Kyra asked, sounding surprised as Gerald placed the tray of eggs, bacon, toast and milk over her lap.
“I made you some breakfast. I thought you might like some breakfast in bed before you got a shower and got ready for the day.”
“Thank you, Gerald. You didn’t have to do that.”
“Well, I’ll let you eat and finish getting ready. Then we’ll get started on today’s training.” Gerald said as he left Kyra to eat her breakfast.
After Kyra finished eating Gerald’s wonderful breakfast, she grabbed her favorite pink blouse and gray skirt, some underclothes, pink socks, and her favorite sandals, she went down the hall to shower before starting her training. She had just finished showering as was getting out of the shower, when Gerald frantically knocked on the bathroom door. Kyra wrapped her bath towel around her and opened the door.
“What’s wrong, Gerald?”
“Get dressed quickly! There’s no time to do anymore training! You’ll have to make good on what I’ve taught you so far!” Gerald explained.
“We have trouble at Smithsonian? Jared LeBlanc and his evil crew of vampires have just attacked and bitten more innocent victims.”
“I’ll get dressed and be down quickly.”
“I’ll see you in the car in a few minutes. Hurry! We have no time to waste.”
Kyra dresses quickly in the clothes she picked out earlier. She wished she had more time to practice her skills, but I guess Jared LeBlanc had other plans in mind. She would just have to remember what Gerald trained her and hope for the best. She wasn’t sure she could take this on, but Gerald seemed to have faith in her abilities. She just hoped he was right.
When Kyra got to the Smithsonian, Jared had already left a bloody trail of victims lying everywhere inside and outside the Smithsonian. Kyra went on a rampage looking for Jared. She shuddered as she saw body after body while looking for Jared. Just as it looked as if Jared was nowhere to be found, she hears Gerald calling for her. She turns around and finds Jared holding Gerald by the neck just about to bite him in the neck. Enraged, Kyra runs towards Jared but misses as he dodges her and she runs straight into the wall of the north side of the Smithsonian.
By this time, Jared is turned onto Kyra’s feistiness and engages in some head games with her.
“So, Kyra, why don’t you come over to the dark side.” Jared taunts her.
“I’d rather spit nails.” Kyra spits back.
“Oh, c’mon! It’s not that bad. Just think about it; eternal life. Doesn’t living forever mean something to you?” Jared question Kyra.
“Yes, it does. It means your one sick vampire and I don’t want no part of your world.”
“Well, too late, my dear. You’re already part of it.”
“What do you mean?” Kyra asked Jared, puzzled.
“I mean, you’re the vampire slayer. It’s your duty to slay vampires. You can’t rest ‘til every last one of us are dead.”
“Yeah, don’t remind me.”
“Well, Kyra——-do your job and come and get me.” Jared taunted her.
And just as Kyra was about to swing her mother’s sword at him, Jared disappeared, leaving Kyra alone. She ran over to Gerald who was okay, but dazed from loss of blood where Jared b it him. Kyra panicked when she saw the hole in his neck. Gerald reassured her he was okay. That Jared only sucked just enough to make him pass out. It was right here at this moment that Kyra vowed vengeance on Jared and his gang of vampires.
Jared was met by his legion of vampires after he left mysteriously disappeared and left Kyra and Gerald.
“Why didn’t you kill this Kyra?” The legion asked Jared.
“Would you believe that I enjoy taunting her?” Jared answered them with a question.
“You said you would take her out tonight!” The other vampires were getting mad at Jared’s sloppiness. “You took out her grandmother and her mother. Why is it so hard for you to take out Krya?”
“She outsmarted me.” Jared lied. “As soon as I saw she was going to swing that sword at me, I knew I as done in. The only thing I could do was was disappear mysteriously.”
“Well, I guess we’ll let it go this time.” The legion told him. “Don’t let it happen again.”
They left Jared to himself. Jared couldn’t believe he let Kyra get the best of him. He enjoyed taunting her. He never taunted any slayer the way he enjoyed taunting Kyra. The other slayers he’s killed were easy prey. But Kyra, he should have been able to kill her. But something kept inside him kept him from doing so. Jared knew that if faced with the possibility of killing Kyra, he knew deep in his heart, he would fail again.
Kyra was training really hard now. She couldn’t believe that Jared pulled a fast one and disappeared right before her eyes. She would win, Kyra told herself. She would kill Jared to avenge her mother’s and her grandmother’s deaths. She would make sure of it. Jared would die at her hands, or sword.
Kyra was training vigorously with Gerald when she got an unexpected visitor. Gerald’s butler, James, came downstairs to the basement and knocked on the door to Gerald’s gym.
“Sir, Miss Kyra has a visitor.” James says, opening the door to the gym.
“Who is it, James?” Gerald asks. “We’re a little busy right now.”
“It’s Miss Kyra’s father.”
Seeing the shocked look on Kyra’s face, Gerald covers, “James, have him wait upstairs for her.”
“Okay.” James goes back upstairs and informs Mr. Levine to have a seat in the sitting room where Miss Kyra will join him shortly.
Kyra has wanted to speak with her father ever since she found out the truth about her mother’s death. But she was afraid of confronting him with the truth. Kyra always thought of her relationship with her father to be fairly close, but ever since the truth came out, Kyra felt estranged from him.
Gerald helped Kyra contain her composure enough to be able to confront her father. As soon as she felt in control, Kyra headed upstairs to finally confront her father.
“Hello, Daddy.” Kyra said as soon as she got upstairs to the sitting room.
“Kyra, darling.” her father said, when he saw her for the first time in years. “Sweetheart, I heard the news and I knew I had to come see you.”
“Daddy, why did you lie about mother’s death?” Kyra asked.
“I-I-I-I don’t know?” Mr. Levine stammered. “I was afraid, I guess.”
“Didn’t you think I could handle the truth?” Kyra asked.
“Kyra, darling. You have to understand. I never cared for your mother’s job as slayer. I always had a fear of losing her and when it came true and Jared killed her. . . . . “
“Daddy, I understand. I just wish you could have trusted me with the truth.” Kyra told him.
“Darling, I had just lost your mother. I couldn’t lose you too. I knew that with your mother’s death, Gerald would be by to take you away and teach you your slayer duties. So I took you far away so Gerald wouldn’t find you.”
Kyra just went over and hugged her father. They both held each other for several minutes.
“I know now that I was wrong. If I had just let Gerald do his job and train you, Jared would never have been able to wreak his havoc on the White House.”
“Oh Daddy. It’s not your fault. You couldn’t have known.” Kyra said, giving him another hug.
Gerald had just come into the sitting room with some tea and his mother’s home-made scones. “Kyra’s right, Mr. Levine. I don’t blame you for what you did. If faced with the similar situation, I probably would have done the same thing.”
“Thank you, Gerald.” Mr. Levine said, feeling a little better.
They all enjoyed the tea and scones, getting better acquainted since the death of Kyra’s mother.
Back at Jared’s coffin in his family’s mausoleum, Jared is lying his coffin trying to come up with his next plan and somehow convince his vampire minions not to kill Kyra. He had to get over this obsession with Kyra. He didn’t know what it was, but he enjoyed taunting Kyra. She brought something out in him. He loved the thrill of taunting Kyra. Killing her was wrong. He was suddenly afraid of his legion of vampires. They wanted Kyra dead, but Jared didn’t. He had to somehow convince the legion that killing Kyra was no longer the plan. It wouldn’t be easy, but somehow he had to convince them.
Jared held a meeting in his lair in order to convince his minions how important it was not to kill Kyra without revealing his secret: that he was in love with her, just like he was in love with her mother. Jared never wanted Kyra’s mother dead, but his vampire minions led a revolt and killed Tasha when Jared failed to do so.
Tasha wasn’t killed in a car accident as everyone was led to believe.
As hard as it was to fight his growing feelings for Kyra, he could no longer deny them. But he knew he could never have her, for if he did, the truth might come out about what really happened to her mother. And Jared couldn’t risk Kyra hating him forever.
Jared did manage to convince his minions not to kill Kyra. . .or so Jared thought. . .
Jared’s minions held a meeting without him. They all felt it was time to make Jared step down from lead vampire. He was getting sloppy in his work since Kyra Levine came into the picture. It was happening all over again. The vampires knew they had to kill Kyra in order for their kind to survive and Jared was once again, in the way. The vampire minions had to do away with Krya.
Back at Gerald’s house, Kyra was enjoying some bonding time with her father before he had to go back home, when Gerald interrupted them.
“Kyra, I’m sorry to interrupt your last few moments with your father before he leaves. . .” Gerald apologized. “. . .but I’m afraid we need to be going.”
“What is it, Gerald?” Kyra asked.
“There’s trouble at the mall in Washington, D.C.” Gerald told her. “Vampires have began wreaking havoc on shoppers.”
“Jared is behind this.” Kyra said. “I’ll bet my life on it! I’m sorry, Daddy, but it looks as if I have to go.”
“Don’t apologize, darling.” Mr. Levine told his daughter.
As Mr. Levine kissed his daughter good-bye, Kyra grabbed her slayer tools and left with Gerald in his car, heading to the shopping mall to stop Jared and the vampires from killing innocent shoppers.
When Gerald and Kyra arrived at the shopping mall, Kyra was surprised to see that Jared was on where in sight. She wondered what he was up to when she couldn’t find Jared. She knew Jared was behind this mess but Kyra was about to get the shock of her life.
As Kyra jumped in and fought the vampire minions, who were hell bent on killing her, Kyra kept wondering where Jared was. It wasn’t like him not to be involved in this. Something was up with Jared, but Kyra couldn’t figure out what it was.
Kyra managed to kill off the vampires, all but one: the mastermind behind the shopping mall battle meant to draw out Kyra so he could kill Kyra, the one who wanted her dead because Jared failed in getting rid of Kyra.
As Kyra was battling with the mastermind, Seamus, she heard Gerald scream. When she turned her head, Kyra was surprised to find Jared holding Gerald, with his fangs against his neck.
“Seamus, back away.” Jared ordered.
“What are you going to do, Jared?” Seamus mocked him. “Kill him?”
“Just let Kyra go, or I will kill this man!”
“Yeah, right, Jared!” Seamus laughed. “You failed to kill Kyra like we wanted! What makes me think you will kill him?”
“I had my reasons for not killing Kyra!”
“You’re in love with Kyra!” Seamus revealed. “Just like her mother!”
“That’s not true!” Jared lied, trying to deny the truth.
“You’re in love with Kyra just like her mother!” Seamus confessed. “You don’t want the same thing to happen to Kyra that happened to mother!”
Jared was angry now. He let loose of Gerald and went straight for Seamus, knocking Kyra out of the way. Kyra was more confused than ever by Jared’s behavior. And she couldn’t believe the story from Seamus. Jared was in love with her? Just like he was with her mother? And just how did her mother really die? Kyra wondered.
As Kyra watched Jared go after Seamus, Jared managed to thwart Seamus’ plan of killing Kyra―for now. But the war was not over. Kyra needed to die, just like her mother. But for now, Seamus needed to find some more vampires, since Kyra killed the others.
As Seamus got away from Jared’s clutches, Kyra looked at Jared with new eyes. But Jared couldn’t look Kyra in the eye, and walked away, leaving Kyra and Gerald baffled.
Seamus woke in a dungeon in Jared’s basement after he had thwarted Seamus’ attempt to kill Kyra. Jared couldn’t let on the real reason he saved Kyra—that he had fallen in love with her and even argued with Seamus when he went to his dungeon cell.
“What is bloody wrong with you?!”
“It was not time to kill the girl.” Jared covered for his real reason.
“Don’t you know who she is?”
“Yes, I know she is the daughter of the slayer who killed our gang?”
“Then tell me again…why you let her go?”
“It wasn’t her time!”
Jared left and let it sink in and went back to his coffin as it was getting to be daylight. He had to protect Kyra from Seamus and his band of vampires.
Meanwhile, Kyra was waking up as she remembered how Jared saved her from Seamus nearly killing her after she killed the other vampires. She hoped they both left because she vowed if she saw them again, they would be killed. Kyra didn’t care if Jared saved her life. He was still vampire and he need to die!
Back in the basement dungeon, Seamus had found a way out of his prison and out when Jared came by to check on him later that evening.
“Damn you!” Jared muttered angrily.
Jared needed to find Seamus before he found Kyra and killed her.