Under the Surface/Taken
The pure bloods have always been the top of the food chain. They made the rules, they dictated who was sent to do what job or live where. They also could decide who got married if they wanted. Mostly the pure bloods interbred, to keep their blood strong, the other vampires below them, well..they meant little if they were made with a bite. It was them, the pure bloods, the elders who commanded everyone even their own children. When outsiders came and brought new vampires in, either they were deemed worthy or they were killed off. They had lived like this for thousands upon thousands of years, maybe even longer. A vampire child, a pure blood, was hard to come by. The vampires could mate, yes, but pregnancy was never guaranteed. Sometimes it was take centuries even thousands of years before a pure blood child was born. Even then some pure bloods went all their lives and died in battle without ever conceiving a child. That must have been why it was such a blessing when the pure bloods had conceived several children together.
However there came a problem. Unlike minor vampires, pure bloods had problems when giving birth. They didn't conceive half breeds. Either the child was born full vampire or born full human. It only happened every once in a while that a child was born as a human and they often gave the baby away. That's why it was even more heart breaking when it was the only girl of the group that had been born human. It's true vampires matted, but the amount of pure blood females had dwindled from past wars. They had been the easier targets of the war, to take down the mates and cause the vampires to flea to try and create more of then. That had been the whole reason pure bloods, some without any dignity, had began mating with lesser vampires and thus creating half breeds and different ranks in the vampire system. That had also been the reason some of them had began changing humans, so they could parent something and bring their numbers up.
Now they were paying for that mistake. They had numbers, yes, but they mainly consisted of lesser vampires with little to no powers that wanted more power. They were selfish, and the pure bloods were not happy with this. That must have been why the few of them had mated with other pure bloods to try and have pure blood babies. So they had more pure bloods to control the increasing annoying vampire population of idiots. So they had more leaders and more mates...and once again the attempt had backfired. They had several male pure blood babies and..one human girl. Humans aged differently than pure blood vampires babies. The human pure bloods were still pure bloods, just..well they kept aging till they died. The full vampire babies grew to their twenties, and stopped aging, where as the human pure bloods would keep growing and aging like a normal human till they died. However, there was a way to fix it. If they were patient, one of the pure bloods that wanted to mate with the human could wait until they hit their twenties and turn them. This would awaken the human's pure bloods vampire blood and let it corrupt them, so they too would be a pure blood vampire and not just a pure blood trapped in a human's body. It was not uncommon for the pure blood males to get impatient and turn the female before then, when the female was sixteen through nineteen, it just often ended badly. The brain would not develop any further and they were stuck in that age and mind set forever, or as long as they weren't staked. Some of them didn't mind, they liked it, having a child to always take care of, but the children often staked themselves. Most of them for the reason they were underdeveloped, some of them had never gone through puberty yet, they were embarrassed to be the young ones while all the other vampires were in their twenties..so once more actions had backfired. Yet another reason their numbers had dwindled and the pure bloods had nearly become extinct.
The father had to make a choice. Either give up the human girl, or wait to change her or wait till another pure blood decided to change her...It's always hard to take care of a child whose addicted to the light when the family is addicted to the darkness...She is after all, just another pure blood under the surface of her skin.
((Was sort of hoping for Daddy/daughter or brother/sister for this. ))