But let's talk about some "real life" issues they would face. They can't all be rich, can they? Live in mansions, own expensive cars, never work? Right?
So...how do they get birth certificates? Driver's licenses? Social Security numbers (in the US)? Do they pay taxes? Can they get health insurance?
Maybe there's a secret central Vampire/Werewolves/Shapeshifter Identification Unit that works solely on providing necessary documentation like fake passports, licenses, birth certificates. And, now in the age of advanced technology, these could be updated quite easily.
Surely a 300-year-old vampire can't provide an original birth certificate. In fact, a new one would have to be issued every 30 + or - years to keep the vampire in question "looking" close enough to be in a particular age bracket. With eternal youth at whatever age a vampire was first bitten and "turned", you could only say, "I've had plastic surgery" so long before people would get suspicious.
Now that I'm dwelling on all this, what about resumes? Do they get phony ones? Would anyone do a background check and start asking questions?
What about voting? Can a vampires register? And, here's another question from a far-off tangent from the inquisitive side of my brain...what costume does a vampire wear on Halloween?
I'm thinking way too much about this. I should sit back and enjoy a vampire/werewolf/shapeshifter romance book at face value...as a romance without pesky "hows" getting in the way.
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