egobangflap Vampire!AU | It's late, or more or less early and the topic of turning comes up. Dan is dating two vampires and he couldn’t be more happy, but he was at least physically a bit ahead of them in age.
Considering the events in his life that had led Dan to this point, he honestly couldn’t say he was surprised.
He was a pretty chill dude in general and tended to roll with whatever came his way, but what with the wrestling alligators and other inebriated shenanigans in his twenties, switching from band to band until finally finding his niche in a duo with a theoretical physicist turned self-taught musician with a ninja mask, and, at last, landing a nine-to-five job with which he could sustain himself playing video games. Every day. For a living.
He figured that, hey, he’s survived up to this point and a future version of himself hasn’t arrived in a time machine to shake him and tell him he’s made a terrible mistake, so he must be doing pretty okay.
All that considered, he was really sure he’d fucked himself around the time he realized he was into not only his best friend’s wife, but also his best friend, both of whom, just by pure chance, happen to be vampires.
But, once again, that good, ol’ Avidan luck came through for him, because the two of them ended up liking him back and now they were all together, in a big, happy, gay, old inter-species love thing.
Which, by the way, was fantastic.
The three of them had only been an item for a year and some change, which was nothing of consequence to Arin and Suzy, who had been together something to the tune of three hundred years. Despite that, they loved him and really didn’t make him feel like he had an expiration date and was truly an important piece of their relationship. But try as they might, there were times when his shorter lifespan and human-ness became pretty hard to ignore.
Suzy and Arin were primarily nocturnal, but since most of their friends and coworkers weren’t (with the exception of Ross, who was, against all odds, a were-dingo,) they catered to their schedules and worked during the day, even if it meant constant naps between Grump episodes and events. Dan hadn’t really realized the implications of this until they started living together. The couple had told him over and over that they were night owls, but he shrugged it off and found himself often sleeping alone while his partners puttered around, getting work done or cooking or playing a game.
Luckily, he’d only had his sleep schedule for thirty-seven years as opposed to several centuries old, so it was must easier for him to readjust to their schedule instead of the other way around.
They still made jokes, calling Danny “old man” and “grandpa”, even though they were nearly a millennium older than him, but since they’d been turned in their twenties, they’d look that way forever. They were just jokes, but Dan didn’t miss the looks they gave each other or the looks they gave him when another birthday of his passed or he mentioned his achy back or a gray hair he’d found in his giant mop that morning.
They got that way about everyone, especially when Brian mentioned milestones with Audrey or a famous celebrity they’d watch rise, fall, rise again, etc. pass away.
But it was sort of different with Dan, as was to be expected from the people he was dating.
He knew what they could have been thinking, possible solutions to this discrepancy between them, but it still shocked him when Suzy brought it up one day.
“Would you ever let us turn you?” she asked, muffled through her taxidermy mask but still perfectly clear to Danny’s ears. It was late, even for them, and Danny had been a few minutes away from suggesting they go to bed.