Just in case you needed a recap, here are links to the previous four “Real Vampires Don’t Eat Grilled Cheese” posts:
Anna: We’re also kind of barred from acting without it.
Zoe: Which is a pity. I could get so much more done without that rule.
Earl: Care to tell me what’s going on here?
Zoe: Not especially.
Earl: But I’m expected to reveal intimate details about my life. On an empty stomach even. Very fair.
Anna: You know what? I don’t actually care that much. We can call it a fact-finding mission: If you’ll tell an entertaining story, that will be good enough for me.
Zoe: You say fact-finding; I say wild goose chase.
Anna: Think you can tell a story even she’ll believe?
Earl: That depends. Can you ask nicely?
Anna: I can ask more nicely than anyone else in this room.
Earl: Good answer.
Zoe: Could I get another cup of coffee?
Anna: Certainly, Zoe, but don’t think for a minute that I don’t recognize the timing as strategic for you and inconvenient for me.
Zoe: Both at once. Sometimes, I even amaze myself.
(Anna exits left.)
Zoe: What are you going to say?
Earl: Why does it matter to you?
Zoe: I’ll know if you’re lying.
Earl: She won’t.
Zoe: Do you know that for sure?
Earl: Besides, what makes you think I lie?
Zoe: I think everyone lies.
Earl: Anna included? You seem to think you have her figured out.
Zoe: So you really are a vampire?
Earl (chuckling): I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.
Zoe: Not true. Nothing can happen just for saying you’re a vampire. That’s freedom of speech.
Earl: How do you know there’s not a horde of vampire hunters hiding in the ceiling, just waiting for me to make a wrong move?
Zoe: Even if there were, like Anna said, they’d need proof.
Earl: So Anna knows about vampire hunters?
Zoe: I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.