"I’ll keep you guys posted," Yamada said with a laugh before ending the call with his friend. But as soon as he stepped into the kitchen, his good mood instantly soured as he saw Chinen standing there with a mischievous grin on his face, making his fangs look extra shiny in the fluorescent lights.
"Hello roomie," the vampire said in a tone of voice Yamada was all too familiar with by now. That tone of voice which said Yamada wasn't going to like what he said next.
"If you tell me you've got another training session..." Yamada began, trailing off in annoyance.
"...I won't tell you," Chinen said, opening the back door and then gesturing towards the two people standing there. "They can tell you."
"Hi!" exclaimed the taller of the two guys. "We're here for the new vampire training session." He waved enthusiastically, which caused the other person to lean warily away from him.
Yamada sighed and crossed his arms.
"First vampire rule to start with," Chinen began, "you have to be invited inside." He swiveled his head towards Yamada.
"I don't want to invite them in," Yamada said. "What if they're not as friendly as you and try to crunch my bones and drink my blood?"
Truthfully, Yamada didn't think either of them looked strong enough to attack him, but if Chinen insisted on these annoying training sessions, he was at least going to make it fun for him too.
"I think only ogres crunch up people's bones," the tall one mused.
"The only thing I crunch is numbers," the other guy chimed in, nodding sincerely.
They all stared at him because of the unexpectedness of his response.
"...I'm an accountant," he clarified.
"A vampire accountant," Yamada remarked, and then sighed. "Okay, you guys can come in." He gestured to the kitchen table. They seemed too nice for him to just leave them standing on the doorstep in the cold all night.
The two settled down in chairs and introduced themselves as Yuto, the tall one, and Keito, the accountant.
"The thing to remember about invitations," Chinen started as he began passing out pamphlets to the vampires-in-training. "The thing to remember is that you only need to be invited inside once, but it's always nice to be polite and ask again when you return. And also, the welcome sign at any store totally counts as an invitation."
By now, Yamada was used to hearing all this information since Chinen hosted these sessions about once a week to earn extra money. But the new vampires looked very interested in what Chinen had to say. Keito was even taking notes.
"It's also nice to know that you can stretch the definition of 'invitation' pretty far," Yamada added because he knew it would derail Chinen's carefully planned session. "Like, 'yes, please bring the delivery inside.'"
That's exactly what he'd said to the people who had unsuspectingly dropped off a coffin instead of the mattress he'd ordered, thus inviting Chinen into his house and his life forever.
Yuto's eyes grew wide. "You mean we should pretend to be delivery men?"
"Don't listen to my human roommate," Chinen said. "He's grumpy because it's past his bedtime."
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