He walked all around the hall, dragging his giant hammer on the floor. With his fangs covered in blood, he didn’t say a word and he surely didn’t care about the people around him. He did make a few grunts though. Nobody cared to go near him, as he kept the procedure going as if there was nothing else to do.
Vampire Owl: I think that he has some problems in his stomach after having all the porotta and chicken curry. These people are always having food at the wrong restaurants. What is that sound he is making? I believe that needs treatment.
Vampire Bat: What are you talking about? He is the Great Executioner. You can’t talk like that about him. It is so disrespectful.
Vampire Owl: I am sure that I can. He has finished all the food here along with the special Blood Shake which he drinks seven times a day. And he is dragging the sharp end of his huge hammer on the marble – it was imported by the gypsies specially for this hall. Surprisingly, nobody is telling him anything.
Vampire Bat: That is not the sharp end; the hammer is a hybrid, a mixture of hammer and axe, one of its kind. He calls it the hammaxe. He is actually going through a state of depression. There is something which made a very deep impact on him, and he is struggling to go through the after-effects.
Vampire Owl: What happened to him? You call him The Great Executioner, but I have never even heard about him.
Vampire Bat: It is a long story which can be traced back through the ages. This man has been the official executioner of the realm a long time before you first joined the Vampire Team. Whenever someone needed to be dead, he was called; not just by us, but also by the other creatures of darkness and twilight. The creatures of the light had it easy because they would just come up with a damnation curse, and we had to deal with the rest of the situation. So, The Great Executioner has been of great help.
Vampire Owl: Such a creature of pure evil! It is like walking inspiration for the citizens of the dark side. I don’t see why he could be depressed or disappointed. I would guess that he missed one of his targets and thus failed to perform his duty?
Vampire Bat: That would be impossible under normal dark circumstances, but he came across something which is not less than a disaster – he was caught up in love.
Vampire Owl: Holy Vampire Elders! Now that is a disaster indeed. This is the worst thing that can happen to someone with such an immortal profession.
Vampire Bat: Yes, and he even fell head first on his hammer. It is quite a tragedy. The Dark Elves were the first to understand his problems, and later the Vampire Elders decided to take the responsibility and send him here after the Werewolves denied even knowing him.
Vampire Owl: The impact should have been that deep. Otherwise, I wouldn’t expect this man to walk around like this.
Vampire Bat: Yes, love makes people dumb, especially when the person whom we are talking about is a witch from north, and she is even allied with the Lich Queen.
Vampire Owl: La Belle Dame sans Merci, right? One of my favourite humans, Keats knew it. That certainly can bring the deepest impact. I have always hated those magic cauldrons and flying broomsticks. I once read a spellbook and fell down dead, but then I remembered that I was immortal. I had to apologize to myself about the same, because that was the result of drinking human blood poisoned with hate for fellow creatures.
Vampire Bat: What we should be worried about is related to finding a new executioner. I have heard two names among humans, someone known by the codename Agent 47, and another one called John Wick. They are known to make the deepest impact with their shots.
Vampire Owl: Lets see what my zombie minions can find out then. I shall use my wide network in the graveyards all around the world to find these replacements.
[Leaves the castle].
***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of the movie, Hotel Transylvania.