An utterly random thought I just had:
If you’re following the part of vampire lore that says they can’t enter a house/dwelling without an invitation…
… is that invitation specific to the person/family, or to the house?
As in, if I bought a house, and the previous owners had knowingly or unknowingly invited a vampire into the house, would the vampire be able to come back at his/her leisure and pick off me and my family?
Or what about rental places, especially apartments, where there can be a very fast/high turnover of tenants?
IF SO. A vampire could just be like a cable repair guy or something similar and get invited into several houses. (Just do it in the winter when it gets dark early. Repair people always show up later than they say they will anyways). Easy meals for a while, at least. He/she could have a handful of houses they’re allowed in, in a handful of cities, and rotate between them.
Anyone know of any vampire story where they address the issue of invitations? (I remember in Buffy, you can disinvite a vampire, but don’t remember if it said anything about whether it’s the people or the building the invitation hinges on).
And no, I’m not currently working on anything involving vampires. This is just how my mind works.
On that note… Happy Easter!