Jose Tapiro Y Baro [Public domain], via Wikigallery


“Is there an explanation?” I asked after a minute of silence.

“Where we come from, no one would be foolish enough to attack us. Thank you for reminding us that we are in a great Roman city now.” His tone was bitter, but he removed his bracelets, and gestured for his wife to do the same. “You are an honest man, a rare thing. I’ll pay you now for our room.”

This is an original story, chronicling how three of the characters of my upcoming novella, The Vampire’s Gallery, met. What you missed can be found here. It’s part of Six Sentence Sunday. Click the link for more awesome stories!
Please note: This is set around 1 BC, and is light when it comes to historical accuracy. I mean, no one’s going to whip out some matches or a PSP, but there are probably details I’ll get wrong.