Cassiel rushed down the stairs of her house, almost tripping over the bottom steps. Well...not almost. She DID trip over the last few steps, landing with a thud on the bottom floor. "Ow..." she muttered, standing up and dusting herself off. She was in a rush because she had been napping in her room and had missed the bus that would take her downtown. Cassiel's favorite places were downtown. Of course...they didn't open 'til about 8:00 pm, which was when the sun would start setting. Not that that mattered. It was quite nice. Because you see, Cassiel's a vampire. Her biggest problem wasn't missing the bus, it was that she'd now have to ask to borrow her father's car. What a nuisance, She thought, going into her father's study. She knocked the door twice to announce her arrival. She peeked in. "Uh...mind if I borrow the car?" she asked him. He looked up from his work, "Go ahead. I'm busy, go on." He took the keys from his pocket and threw them to her. Surprisingly easy, Cassiel thought as she left the house. She'd expected a long lecture on how she should be studying instead of going off and messing around. "Oh well," she said to herself, backing the car out of the driveway. And with that, Cassiel set off into the night-time in downtown.