The Matrix-port mosquito bite is gone, which means either it was just a mosquito bite, or (more likely) the robots managed to smooth over the glitch that was allowing me to begin the process of waking up. I’m pretty impressed with myself that I managed to maintain the memory of the glitch, though, because presumably the robots would have tried to suppress that.
I have a new bite, though, on the side of my neck, in exactly the spot a vampire bite would be. This means one of two possibilities. Option one is that mosquitoes have evolved to home in on arteries, allowing them to suck more blood from each human, thus enabling them to bite fewer humans and reduce the chances that they’ll get slapped and killed.
Or, and this seems like the likeliest explanation, vampires have evolved to the point that their bites are indistinguishable from those of mosquitoes. I bet the newest ones don’t even have the pointy teeth – I bet they have a retractable pokey-nosey thing like a mosquito! I just googled it, and it’s called a proboscis. SCIENCE! The new vampires probably have a proboscis instead of fangs. It retracts into their nose, just like the old-fashioned vampire fangs retract. And now vampires can bite humans without anybody getting suspicious, because we all just assume it’s a mosquito bite.
We live in terrifying times.
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