He wouldn’t be dead for long, but she was sure he wouldn’t be too happy at the thought she just killed him like that. Vampires can only die by a complete break of head, silver bullets, ripping out of the heart, and fire, so this wouldn’t harm him for any permanent death.
His instinct to hunt would kick in shortly after he awakens, yet she went to find a small rabbit or squirrel for him to feed on. When he wasn’t ravenous, she would teach him the basic skills for hunting non-human prey and show him how to “live” among the living. When it comes to being dead, sometimes vampires can forget that humans’ chests rise and lower as they breath and they blink their eyelids.
When Y/N got back to Colby, she sat against a tree and patiently waited.
Colby gasped as he sat up, and then he snapped his head in her direction, eyes darker than his current hair color. “What the fuck?”
Carefully, she explained, “To complete the transformation, you had to die. Theoretically…vampires are invincible, but death by complete breaking of head, ripping out of heart, a silver bullet through the heart or brain, and fire are the only permanent ways…So a stake through the heart or jumping off a building at a melodramatic moment will not kill you.”
“Oh,” he laughed, “I will keep that in mind for the rest of my eternity.”