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Charlie hurried away from the table, and I quickly followed him. I could actually feel heat radiating off of him as he walked.
“What’s going on?” I asked. He turned, eyes still flaring, and put his hands on my shoulders. His hands were so hot they nearly burnt me.
“I don’t have time to explain. Beth, and probably everyone else who has been sick, didn’t catch a bug. A vampire has been feeding from them,” he said. He spoke so quickly and quietly that it took me a moment to process the words.
“Whoa,” I cried as it sunk in. “A vampire?”
“Listen very carefully. If I tell you to run, don’t hesitate and don’t argue. Run. Get back to your room as fast as you can and don’t let anyone in and stay there until one of us gets you. Do you understand?”
“But…” My head whirled. Vampires? Seriously?
“Do you understand?” he snapped. I swallowed nervously. “Yes.”