3 Works in Companions of the Night - Vivian Vande Velde
In her mind, Kerry had viewed vampires as creatures with higher intellectual skills than humans, with the ability to catch on to new languages and analyse situations quickly, methodically, and with a precision that would rival computers or MENSA level geniuses.
Kerry awoke with a start. Her heart was pounding in fear, all her senses on alert. She couldn't move, couldn't breathe. She felt paralyzed. It took her less than a moment to realize that this was because someone was in her room.
What happens after Kerry walks away in the end of Companions of the Night? The natural progression of their relationship was for them to get together for a time, for Kerry to fall head over heels for Michel, for her to have to make the ultimate decision again. In a perfect world, that would be their happily ever after. But it wasn't. Now Kerry's been living without Michel for four years. She's moved on; she's happy. Of course, that's not the end of the story.