Through the centuries there have always been beliefs or legends about supernatural or mythological beings.
All started in Harghita village in Borsec, Romania. In this small and abandoned town there is no difference. At night there is usually not much movement in the residences, either because of the legends that circulate or because of the wild animals that may be around at night.
Much was said about one family in particular, the Blacks. They were a small family of farmers, who were the main suppliers of foods such as meat and vegetables, as well as fruits.
The wife oversaw the family administration, and the husband oversaw the crops and the quality of the vegetables, fruits and meats that they distributed, that means that they were doing very well financially.
The Blacks were alone for a long time, it was rumored that the wife was who did not want to have children, she was a greedy and a vain woman. It was believed that the marriage was in crisis, but for the same reason that she was a greedy person, she did not want to lose what they had, since the husband was the owner of the land and everything there that was the livelihood of the family, so she agreed to have a child.
Shortly after they welcomed a beautiful boy called Ion Black, with black hair and emerald, green eyes, his features were fine, a fine complexion. He was a very loving child, smiling, very intelligent and playful.
He always accompanied his father to see the work of the business, and little by little he learned how to take care of the crops. His father didn't let him help much, since he was still a little boy, he was always with his father, all the time since his mother never liked to share with him. She was a cold and cruel woman in the eyes of others.
One afternoon, while the little boy was playing in the front garden, the sun was at its highest point, he began to feel bad, and some spots began to appear on his face and arms, everything on his body that was exposed to the sun It looked like a burn, and he suddenly lost consciousness.
The father took him in his arms, got on his horse and took him to the town doctor, the doctor diagnosed him with a strange disease, they called it "photosensitivity", his body burned when exposed to sunlight, the moon could emit a superficial burning on his skin. So, his life changed from one moment to another.
The doctors indicated to both parents that they could not expose him to any type of light. when little Ion reached adolescence, reaching the age of 12; By order of his mother, he began working on the farm late at night, wearing long-sleeved shirts and a large hat to prevent the moonlight from hurting him, that was what he did to help at home, because his mother did not tolerate seeing him there without helping the family.
This was how it all started...
One day Ion couldn't get up from bed, his illness had been getting worse since then. His fever didn't decrease, his mom was getting irritated that they can't continue producing the same number of vegetables and so, just because Ion wasn't able to help during the night.
His father was the only one who was worried about Ion's health. He went with the village's doctor, and he took him to the house. That day Ion was not even awake; the doctor treated him. According to the doctor Ion's illness was soon to take his life.
Ion's father, Mr. Black was so sad of what was happening... Day and night he spent all his time taking care of his son, there were good days, where Ion did not have fever at all, but there were days he was burning, he never regains consciousness. His father was losing faith, he knew his son would die any time, but he never left him alone as his mother did.
One of these days, when everything seemed to be bad on Ion's condition his father went outside to get cold weather from the font... It was a very cold night, the atmosphere felt gloomy.
A soft voice coming from the behind alert Ion's dad, He turned around and he saw a man with weird clothes on and a long hat, He had a dangerous eyes, that was the first thing he noticed about this man.
Mr. Black- W-Who are you?
Vlad- I know him...
Mr. Black- you know my son?
Vlad- yes. Is he unconscious?
Mr. Black- Yes, he is.
Vlad- Take me with him, I can help him.
Mr. Black- What?... How?
Mr. Black agreed to take this weird man to the house, he said his name was Vlad.
Mr. Black- Are you sure you can save my son's life?
They went inside the house; Ion was in his room. His mother was not at home. He guided Vlad through the house till they were in Ion's room.
Mr. Black- This is my only son, and I am trusting you, someone who came from nowhere to talk to me about my son; someone that I have never seen before in the Village. A man who has a weird smell and dangerous eyes.
Vlad- He's the one...
Vlad went inside the room, Ion was there. He looked like he was sleeping, Ion's lips that looked red in some time, now has no color at all. Big eye bags marking the sleepless nights he had been through.
Vlad got closer to Ion; He opened the eyes in surprise.
Vlad- The smell of his blood had changed... He looks so different now, he is about to be seen as his true form.
He was still standing next to Ion's bed. He takes his right hand out of his coat; He was wearing only one glove and then he took it off.