"Vlad turned to the side, admiring his image in the mirror with a smirk. Henry was going to lose it when he saw Vlad's costume." PG; 5 "He brushed his black hair from his eyes and slipped the plastic teeth into his own mouth. They fit perfectly over his own fangs, which protruded slightly, despite his large dinner." PG; 5
"Vlad ran his thumb across the glyph. It glowed brightly, and the cylender shook in his hands. He held it tightly. A piercing white light shot from the opposite side end, filling the alley with a blinding flash. Vlad squizzed his eyes shut and rubbed his thumb over the glyph once more. When he opened his eyes again, the light had faded-contained once more within the small black cylinder." PG; 169
Otis stepped between them. "We can't hold the bor accountable for his father's actions." PG; 163 The theme of the story is don't judge people for things that happened in the past. For instance, D'Ablo thinks Vlad is bad because the mistakes his father made in the past.