Ulrich's stance was finally changing. Still, initially it was a bit surprising. He was a Ravenclaw after all, wasn't he? And Ravenclaws pursued knowledge and the truth, correct? Evidence was important, yes, but this wasn't about factual evidence, at least not yet. It was about a different course of investigation. Not to mention that the vampire idea made more sense than all other concepts so far. Thus Ulrich's initial position was a bit strange to her ears.
Luckily professor Faust wasn't as eager to dismiss the notion right away. It seemed that he was actually supportive of it. More surprisingly was that he had done his own research and thought process concerning this very idea. How curious.
“As far as I remember, really old vampires are hard to find. They know how to keep out of sight, otherwise they wouldn't have gotten so old.” Vampires would not only have enemies among humans, both wizards and muggles alike, but probably even among other vampires. Power had this effect she knew.
“There is one thing,” she said, “that I learned from my grandfather, who was an avid hunter, and that is that if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”
It was somewhat amusing to refer to her grandfather as an avid hunter, though it was also the truth. The thing was, her grandfather usually had never hunted the way humans would.
“Of course, what we need now is more evidence, but that duck is certainly quacking.”
Facing the library door, Rika suddenly felt the fine hairs on the back of her neck rise. Her kind responded faster and easier to changes in the environment, though there had been muggles who noted changes in temperature or even humidity in the presence of...
“Oh, you're always so smart, aren't you?” The voice was clearly that of a girl, however it sounded hollow and disembodied.