Mike was still confused about the whole vampire situation in town. He confronted Todd. “What about the shadows that were spotted at the time of Diane’s exclusive parties, and each time there was a full moon? Who or what were they? How—?”
Todd said, “At the time of Diane’s parties, members of The Dead roamed the town at night to spy on the visiting vampires and our secret meetings. They were desperate to ferret out information that would help them destroy the peaceful vampires. But we were very careful and they never gained access to the private events.
“As for the shadows recently stalking all of you, they had to have been the turned human vampires from town who were attempting to terrify you. It was part of their grand plan of bringing murder and mayhem to town.”
Louise asked, “How did I end up on the beach after Shirley and her gang had tried to hang me?”
“You can thank Gregg, Ryan, and Judy. After they resuscitated you at the gazebo, they left you on the beach. They also saved David by pushing him down the flight of stairs leading from End House to the beach, so that he would be out of reach of the flying creatures. They were very busy that night, coming to everyone’s rescue. In addition, they led your group to the door in the basement that allowed you to escape from the wild animals.”
Louise ran over to the human vampires. “I owe you guys my life. I am forever in your debt.”
Gregg said, “It was our pleasure; it was just part of our job description.”
Mike sighed. “There are just too many players in this game; it’s much too hard to keep track of everyone.”