The vampires in my window
Your life doesn’t mean anything if you don’t really live it. Walking around breathing just like everyone else not really taking a risk or make something of that one life you have. Therefore, what was the point of me living, breathing, being here doing nothing. Just another no one seeing my days pass me by. Even if my life wasn’t normal I can say now I would still wish it to be over. I have lived in the same house for nine years, two story old house with lots of windows so that the sun could shine as hard as it could on me as it did everyday all day. I live in Miami, fl. very sunny and hot, humid and rainy but what is nice is that clear sky that is out in the morning with the sun is still there at night. With stars that shine so bright and a moon with a light that can mesmerize me for hours. That’s why I leave my windows open in my room to see the moon and stare at it. Sometimes I think it plays tricks on me, makes me see things illusions that intrigue me. When I was six, I believed that there was something on the moon but not just something, three men that lived on the moon and that were just as fascinated with the moon as I am. Since I only saw them at night, I knew they were like the moon hiding until they could come out. As I got older, I realized it seemed as if they just stood on the roof of the next house with the moon just behind them. As a child figures that tall casting a shadow in front of the moon could be mistaken for aliens or something actually stepping foot on the surface of the moon. When they would leap off the roof, it almost looked as they had leaped off the side of the moon. I always thought it was a vivid dream or just a fantasy I wish to be true. I guess still even with my lack off love for life I still tried to find some intrigue. I might have spent everyday waiting for them. Each week came and passed not one of those days did they not appear. One night they finally came to see me, I always thought they knew I was starring at them every night. All three of them jumped on to my window and sat there starring at me. They would look around my room as if it was familiar to them, but grinned quite disturbingly as if they did not approve of my girly childish belongings. They seemed amazed to be seeing it though. They jumped down and it seemed they just flew to me, came close to my bed and the entire time I was very quiet I didn’t want to pretend I was sleeping because I was very curious to meet them. They came closer for a moment, I thought they were sniffing me, almost judging me. They stared at me with there very green eyes and just smiled but almost a haunting smile that confused me. I heard one of them whisper “not yet.” Then another the tallest one said
“ I know next time.” They all walked to the window and the tallest one again turned and smiled at me once more. “ He was staring at me without ever once blinking and then said “ we will back.“ It was so sudden and soft I barely heard it. They all leaped out the window simultaneously. I wasn’t at all concerned for them or scared that they had just barged into my bedroom. I pondered for a moment if I had found a reason to look forward to something for the first time. I do believe I had because prior to that night I had always waited for them to appear outside my window. I had then had hope I would see them and learn more about those three men.
I didn’t see them for about ten years until they finally returned to my window and my life finally began.
A life or something like it
As I grew up I started to think I had made them up because I had been lonely but that never stopped me from leaving my windows open. I thought if I left them open they might come back and I would see them again. I didn’t want to believe it was all a dream and I didn’t want to believe they would never come back. I was still waiting night after night, still waiting to see the moon men, it could be the one thing in my life that I need. Everything else didn’t seem to matter anymore.
I was sixteen now and the only way I could see the three moon men was by closing my eyes which I did most of the time to escape this ordinary boring world and life I had. I went to school all day and came home and waited for the night and moon. I began to think I was more boring then my life and this world. Every time I wake up I can hear the sounds (noise) of my little sisters. Alexis, Lisette and Jaslene there all two years apart so I use to think that my parents hated having me they waited years to have another kid hoping the next would be nothing like me, when she wasn’t they were thrilled and tired again soon after. They loved there new little girl so much they had another and then another. As if having a boy would bring me happiness because I would bee compared I would finally have a sibling I could say wasn’t created just to push me side or erase me. Well that wasn’t the case but I loved them either way, boy or girl. My sister Lisette was the second oldest, 6 now more full of life and joy then I could ever have. Alexis was the middle child and Jaslene the baby that could never do us any wrong unlike me. I don’t really think am as bitter as I sound but I knew my life was just a curse, something I could not end myself but something I had to bare until someone does. I feel sometimes like my sisters and I are worlds apart, I loved them but they were to young for me to form a bond with but out of everyone in my house and in my family they really did love me. They were always loud in the morning, filled with excitement of the day that held such promise. Of course since they didn’t have to go to high school today they were much excited about there first day of 2nd grade, first day of kindergarten, and first day of daycare. If I could sit in my room awaiting the night I would, but as always I hear my mother say “Amelia come on its time.” Yes its time; time to go to this place that sucked the soul right out of me with just one minute of stepping foot on the concrete of that hellish place. My mother was very beautiful and her eyes a light golden brown that matched the color of her hair but when she looked at you it seemed as if all you saw in her eyes was a cold bitterness with a touch of sadness. Her name was Ann, I believe it is Annabel but she makes everyone, all her friends and my dad call her Ann. My grandmother’s name was Annabel so I guess she didn’t want to be reminded of a mother that she really never had to begin with, sort of like me. I loved my mother but sometimes in my heart I felt she could never really love me, or never bothered to show me. She is very religious, Sunday church and all. That could be the only time that my mother makes me be part of the family even by force if she had to. My father was a very handsome dark and mysterious kind of guy. Both of my parents were only 34, young I say but it was too late to take any of us back, even or especially me. Fred my dad was always polite unlike my mom at times, he was tall and had black hair and very dark brown even sort of black eyes but he was still much a saint. Fragment (consider revising) Fred and Ann or Annabel as names they seemed to go together but as people they never seemed to go together I thought, but somehow they did and they do. What was stranger is they were both born on the same month and a week apart my mother on Feb. 14 and my father Feb. 7 and if you saw a calendar for the year 1975 you could see both were born on a Friday. Yet as alike they were they also were very different. One was cold and mean the other sweeter and gentle. As much as I say they didn’t love me they still kept me and keep me around so they must somewhat care. For the fourth time I heard my mother and now my father yell my name, so I ran down stairs and finally said “yes it is time and I am ready,” my mother smiled and said “great” and we left.
Oh high school this magnificent land of wonder with a devilish charm, why was it so addictive,
Fragment (consider revising) I didn’t think it was just the other students. I knew it was that place that building; it made us all become someone we weren’t. It was all a lie we all pretend because we had hidden agendas or were just plain evil. Those who enjoy to torture and prey on the rest, the weak and the ones who they choose didn’t belong. I kept thinking isn’t the world bigger then this, then these four years
That could possibly mean nothing once it’s over. I felt like I even became someone else in this place, trying to be someone I wasn’t or it was that these people made me want to pretend and play along. Not one of them could make me want to be who I really was or make me want to know who they could really be.
The opening to the school was very wide and divided into four buildings, very wide with lots of open spaces. Two main building, the third one on the side held the gym and pool and the farthest one to the left was the office and things like that, with the cafeteria next to it and a nice open courtyard with tables to eat in the sunlight.
It was a beautiful scene but you could tell beyond the trees, grass and posters was a dark hole waiting to suck you in and turn you into something evil and dark if you let it. Not many could be strong to withstand it and some already came with the darkness in them. As I got out of the car, I looked up and saw my new home since we spend much of the day here. I took a deep breath and walked toward the many crowds of teenagers. My parents waved and sped off as if they could not stand being in this place either. Out of all the people in this place, I did though have friends. Who as soon as they saw me rushed to me with a sign of relief that there was one more person in there crowd. Erica was my age but two months younger, she was just as abnormal as I was maybe more. She wore all black and did not care what others thought, yet she was very pretty and tough. She had a very strong personality was very outspoken too. She had black short hair and bright blue eyes, thin a little pale. She was someone you did not want to mess with. My other friend Sarah was also 16, she was very shy and quiet, not a nerd since she did not really know what was going on at times but I guess just a weak prey. She could easily be hurt in this place if she did not have Erica or me to hang around. She had dark blonde sort of brownish hair but nice hazel eyes that seemed to show exactly who she is. Soft and fragile but she was fun to talk to and be around when you could get her to open up and speak. Then we had Karen she was seventeen and a very big shout of attention. She was very different then light blonde hair, blue eyes, she and us was just like any other high school girl. Trying to gain attention by the clothes, she wears by the smiles she gave to people or the giggle she threw out everywhere she could. Did it sound cute, I will not say but people never cared about the noise she made but by what they thought, they could get by having to listen to it. I always did believe she befriend us for two reason. One, no one else would want to since she did come out pathetic at times and two because as much as I never wanted or asked or even promoted this attention I got from the boys in school. You could be an outcast as much as you like but if someone, someone being some guy finds you attractive there is no hiding from the sudden attention it brings and the grins you get, the barbaric sounds or looks. She knew boys enjoyed my presence and she knew that standing next to me could get her looks from these jerks too. If they cannot have the real thing, you always resort to the next best thing, even if it is less quality.
I had always dressed the same, jeans and shirt girly but still comfortable and me. Most of the times I hear what these boys say about me, “Amelia with her dark brown eyes and very dark long black hair” something about “ her beige smooth silky skin, long legs, nice body, lips and smile.” Ha well it could be more like her butt is so nice and big. I had so many nice qualities to them. My butt, which I guess was more well what I would say, developed then most skinny girls. I was curvy and thin, two combinations that were appealing to men. I never once believed them or thought I was any of that. I found my curves dangerous since they did cause so much raucous. I did not want them and found them to be a bother. All I wanted to be was invisible well gone but invisible would suffice. I could not be sure but Karen believing that I did not deserve any attention especially more then her; so for the time being I assume she is here to find the opportunity to make everyone see she was better then me and that I was no one, no one special to fond over.
The screeches of Karen’s voice transmitted towards me along with Sarah and Erica coming towards me to hug me and say hi. “It’s been so long” .Karen said. See she was the only one of us four that did not bother to hang out with us unless it was during school months. Summer break was an I do not know any of you break. She pressed up on me as if to hug me. Was it a hug or did she just push me. Erica and Sarah just smiled and stood there. We all just stood there awaiting the first bell, seeing the boys stare, turn away, and smile. Everyone who would walk passed us would either ignore us, smear there ugly looks at us or smile and look at us as nothing more then bodies. It was finally 7:14 and we all walked towards the doors or gates of hell. For eight hours, until we could run and be free we would have to endure the pain and humiliations of being trap here. So my school day began in homeroom we did not have lockers so we could carry our book bags with us all day. To students who do not get that luxury I say don’t wish it upon yourself. It gets heavy and tiring very fast. You always see boys kicking there book bags by the middle of the day. We all would remain for fifteen minutes starring at each other or the ceiling. Our homeroom teacher Ms. Wilson just sat at her desk reading the paper, a few times when some of the boys got loud she would take her nose out of the paper and glance over as if they were interrupting her and not as if she was going to ask them to stop. She did not seem to care much or care what we did, I think for her we were just a bother to her obvious bitter life. She didn’t even take attendance just passed around a sheet of paper for us to sign and when she felt like it she would check it off on her actually attendance book.
Finally, the bell rang so Erica, Karen, and I went to English. In English Erica, Karen and I sat in the back close to the windows. I sat in front of Erica and Karen next to her on her right. Our English teacher Ms. Leighton was very sweet but somewhat naïve. I believe she really thought everyone cared about writing, reading, or anything she talked End-of-Sentence Preposition (consider revising). Most of the boys ignored her and made fun of her and this class. They quickly became aware that she was fragile and weak. She did not yell, fight, or punish them. Somehow, I found her very impressive because she also did not cry or let it show that she was hurt. All she did was ignore them and continued talking about what we would gain and learn in her class. Those boys were Kevin and his friends Vincent, Trey and Paul. You can say they were your average brainless jock looking guys. Kevin with his blonde hair and blue eyes thinking he was better then everyone. Trey and Paul Boyd were brothers hence the same last name and they were both were much alike, both jerks and both looked like tall idiot models. They both had brown hair and hazel eyes. Everyone started to call them the pretty boy twins even Kevin when he would try to get there attention. “Hey pretty boys,” he would say. Vincent was quieter then the other four but still had the urge to insult anyone Kevin did. Vincent did seem to have some sort of knowledge but never dared to show it especially in front of his friends. As Ms. Leighton was speaking, she started to talk about how high school was a new beginning and it would be four years of our lives. Four years that we would never forget. I thought she was right these four years would stay with us forever. We could try to forget but we won’t. We could try to move on but no matter where we go our high school years can never be forgotten. Especially since most of us will not get or have it go the way, we want it to and it will just be a memory of regret, shame or it could turn out exactly how we want it to and it would be four years you wish you could have back. I was trying to pay attention to Ms. Leighton the whole time but I did just end up starring out side the classroom window. Palm trees, train track, tall buildings, and clear sunny skies with lots of clouds and sun shine. Erica spent the class time reading one of her dark novels and Karen was as predicted talking to Kevin and his friends of course she was giggling for no reason. Class could not get more boring. Poor Ms. Leighton going on about what we would learn this year and how we were just one year away from graduating. Oh that was something I definitely did not want to think about. How ironic when it comes down to it is anyone really truly ready to leave. I hate this place but I am also scared of leaving. I rather have a life that is predictable, get up each day and go to this place everyday like clockwork. Change is not something I looked forward to. Has to happen someday I guess but that is my future self’s problem. Well the bell rang; it was now time for gym. I never understood why gym was important, let everyone choose to exercise or not. What ever happen to free will? Well during gym, it was probably tenser then actually learning. We were taken outside to the track. We then began to experience the classic torture methods of high school. As running has never been my forte unless like most others I was being chased you can assume I was pissed about having to do this everyday. I could keep a good pace but I would never kill myself to have a good time like the boys do. They definitely wanted to each the goal of four laps under 4 minutes. I was trying to keep at it for the fifteen minutes without passing out or giving up but especially with the heat it was possible that I could have passed out. Of course, Karen only showed her efforts when a guy would run near her and since they were faster then her she could slow down until they came back around. Therefore, she could again meet and run next to them. She would wave her hair and smile but somehow they never smiled back. Erica, Sarah and I stuck to our pace. When we would ran past Karen I would tell her to stop creeping everyone out. She laughed and played it off but you could still see her face was annoyed and angry. We were running ok and our pace was good but we were not in the front or going to reach it any time soon. The rest of the girls in my gym class did the same walk or jog but put no effort into racing like a greyhound and we did not really want to try. Not like the boys though, who were trying to show off. They would try to go past one another and try to make it look effortless. I knew they were suffering inside just as everyone else’s calves were. Some of the guy’s faces were starting to show it. I guess it was amusing to look at. Even if they struggled or got tired, they kept at it striving to be number one. They could not bare the thought of someone else winning. That was high school if you cannot come out on top no one can.
The rest of the day was just as bad as the beginning of today. Science was next with Mr. Bryans; his class was a great napping place. Everyone was already tried from gym and the ones who had come from other classrooms were just bored and took naps. Nope there was one up and he just happened to sit next to me. Lauren Mitchell, I learned his name from Mr. Bryans when he called attendance. He was very studious and a great listener. Not at all taking a nap like the others. He never once put his head down while I was very ready to lie on top of our table. Lauren was a very handsome guy with black hair and had very light greenish gray eyes. I never laughed at his name and I did not think most girls would since he was good looking cannot say that about the guys and he seemed to have some muscles on him. He was not to bulky but for a sixteen year old he was above average. Lauren and I had history together too I did not know if that was good or not since I was alone without my friends. Lauren spent all of class listening to Mr. Bryans. Mr. Bryans just read from the textbook. See this made it more of a nap class at least force us to write or read on our own. Lauren occasionally glanced over at me. While my head was down, I could peak through an opening between my hairs where my eyes saw him turning his head back to Mr. Bryans. When I decided to lift my head up, he smiled at me and formally introduced himself to me. “Hi, I’m Lauren,” he said. I was staring straight into his eyes they were mesmerizing but I glanced down to the table. Took a good minute and I said, “Hi, I’m Amelia. He smiled again and would not turn his head from starring at me. I glanced back down and stared at the names carved and written on the black lab table. Once I was past science, history came and it was a bit dull to I actually was fascinated by history but our homeroom teacher taught it so it did not really make me jump up and down. I spent most of the time reading the textbook on my own. History is fascinating, so much has happened and so much will happen. It is the story of life or something like it. No matter if you choose to see it or notice it, it is all connected and all intertwines. I look at it as a cause and effect all of it had to happen so we could be where we are today. Life happened whether good or bad it just happens. Whether by fate or destiny or just life, is it a course set ourselves or by someone else? I just like history, knowing the choosing others made or the choices set for them to make and the outcome of it all. The outcome of lives not just life it is all intertwine. What happens or happened to one or many can affect others, many others. Well history was over by the end of my rant, time sure flies when you are over thinking. So I headed to math next were nothing really happened either or in any of my classes since it was the first day. Just teachers talking to much or bored to be there just like us students. Well they do not try to teach so much to not overwhelm us and since all of the students do not show up until like the 3rd day. It did suck because it was the first day which meant for an about a year I would have to keep coming back each weekday. It had just begun and was not close to June at all. I was just looking forward to going home laying down and watching TV. My second to last class was photography, a better class name, photography for dummy’s but I knew I few things but the teacher always treats you like you don’t or cant know more then him. It was only photography 1 I had not taken this class before, I did not really think it would be what I had imagined, and it was not. Good to know I was right but I still caved and signed up. Mr. Almen was very rude but in his words brilliant. He did have some nice pictures on the wall but he was just a teacher. Who knows why he does not try to be a professional photographer. Cause it does not pay much mostly likely. As I sat there in class, I picked up my camera and starred at everyone through the lens seeing if I could capture their souls. Most of them might not even have a soul anymore. I sort of doze of and did not hear the bell, it was a very annoying beep that sounded like a digital wristwatch alarm. It would not stop for a good minute, a very loud and long beep. When it was 1 minute before class started and you would be late the beeps got closer together and repeated faster I would say even louder. It was like a countdown telling you to hurry your ass up. Half of the students could careless but cheered when they reached the door at the very moment of that long lasting dying down beep. Almost every time the guy who made it shouted out those very words “made it, “followed by laughter of accomplishment. I headed back to my homeroom and saw to new guys that were not here in the morning. George Samuels and Chad Louis both average looking boys. Chad was a pale light red head and George was a light brown husky tan guy. Lauren was also there but I tried not to look at him much. I was not really the type to make new friends or friends. Who really knows how I kept Sarah and Erica, even though we are all three alike. Meeting in middle school might have helped. Ms. Wilson said hi to the new students and said since classes were getting big we would have assigned seats soon. I wasn’t really pay attention to her, I heard a bit but I kept staring at the clock seeing it was almost time to go. I looked outside the window and the sun was blazing. Once the bell rang, I got my backpack and rushed out I had to take the train home since mom and dads were still working. I ran down the hall pushed the doors open, ran down the stairs, pushed two more doors open, and headed toward the side gate, which was closest to the train. As I walked very fast towards the train Lauren came and said hi. My friends already knew I did not wait for no one or would bother to waste time and say bye. I had a specific train to catch missing it would cause me to cry. Well not really but it would suck. Last year I use to skip study hall and go home. I got home an hour early that was heaven. Why would you give a student study hall as a last class? Well I took it as an excuse to go home and said it is the schools fault for giving me that as a last class. So since Lauren was a new frien.. guy in my life he did not know and well I did not really stop walking fast but I did turn to look at him and he was just smiling. “Um you’re really fast,” he said while losing his breath. I just asked him was he heading to the train. He smiled again and said “yeah.” I looked at him with a blank face showing neither happy nor sad emotion and said “fine talk to me upstairs.” I walked faster almost losing my breath, went inside paid my fair, and went upstairs to wait for the train. As five minutes past, he finally came upstairs to join me on the bench. He said, “I don’t even know your full name you know.” I kind of laughed and said “oh probably not, my name is Amelia parker.” He stared at my eyes and did not say a word for a few minutes. Was he shocked I was conversing with him or was it the half smile on my face. As he came closer to me he said “well am Lauren Mitchell you know and Amelia hmmm you have such a beautiful name.” “Hmmm” I thought, what did that mean. I felt very uncomfortable and strange to have him starring at me. I turned my head to stare at the trees and buildings that were so far away. “I think we should be friends,” Lauren burst out of nowhere. I looked back at him and saw his smile and look towards the track on the other side and saw the train come. As the announcer came on and said, “The southbound train is approaching the station.” I got up as quickly as I could say, “sure if you want, I don’t care.” I then ran to the doors as soon as they opened and sat in the corner seat starring at the window and put my bag on the seat near the aisle. I did not feel like I liked him but I was confused that it seemed he did. He was not even a jerk for me to blow him off and not feel bad for doing so. He sat at a seat close to the door facing me, I could see him looking at me. I tried very hard not to seem worried or even flattered. I just decide to keep starring at my window. I was hoping he needed to catch the northbound train. Well I guess I did not take him serious so I just said what I said. I did not think much of it and just looked forward to going home.
2nd chance meeting and the packed
Everything before I came home became a blank I did not want to think about it or wonder. I just remember coming home and going to my room to change into my sweats then came back downstairs to start cooking dinner for my sisters. I got home at around three and my sisters busses all do not come til four thirty. They were the last stop so it was a long ride home for them almost an hour and half ride from school. I was making them a green bean casserole since even if they were all toddlers and a preschooler they loved eating it. Once it was in the stove I checked my watch and saw it was 4:20 so I went out and walked to the corner to wait for them. First ones home were Lisette and Lexis I sometimes call Alexis, Sammy because of her middle name but at times just lexi or lexis. They both went to the same school so they sat next to each other on the bus I knew they loved that. Lisette was a great big sister, unlike me. Jaslene came four minutes later. Lisette and Alexis were getting tired of sitting on the curb waiting for tiny jazzy. I like calling her Jasleni tortellini I thought it was cute just like her. Lisette had a nickname to it was sette or I would just call her Angela which is her middle name. So now, with all three here I called out “Sammy, Lisette, and Jazzy lets go. We all walked home and as always, I would end up having to pick up miss tortellini and carry her home. They were all so adorable I never mind getting them from the bus stop. Lisette and Lexi both start to run so I had to run with Jaslene to keep up. Once we made it home, I told them to go upstairs change and wash there hands so if they were hungry they could come downstairs and eat. We all ate together at the table with Jaslene on her high chair. Once they saw the casserole, you hear little voices say mmmmmmmm.
We all enjoyed it and when we were done, they left me to go watch Tom and Jerry while I went to wash dishes. I was like mommy number two but do not let my mother hear that she would hate it and deny it. Truly, I think she would be more envious though. My parents finally came home at six so I told them I would go upstairs now and leave my sisters in the living room watching pink panther now. I do not know what it is about silent cartoons with them but they love it. I went upstairs and closed my door turned on my TV and laid down on my bed. I was ready to tune out everything, everyone and relax.
I laid on my bed watching TV not even noticing it was dark out side. I finally got up and checked my clock it was about nine. I looked outside my window and I saw the most beautiful crescent moon I had ever seen. I was so mesmerized by the night sky. All I could do is stand there starring. I might have stood there for five minutes just starring out at the stars and the moon. I was just about to turn and go to my bed when I felt this strong wind come from outside my window and knock me down to the floor. I looked around my room, everything was still the same but I felt something strange. I felt the wind again rushing towards my room and I closed my eyes. As I opened them slowly, I saw three shadows by my legs I gasped and took a deep breath. I looked up and saw three dark figures crouching on my windowsill. They jumped down and stood in front of me. I could not stop starring up at them but then when one looked down at me and saw my eyes I rushed my head down and starred at my feet. I kept breathing fast and sensing my heart beat twice as fast. Thing was I did not know If I was afraid I did not really think I was. Could I have been more excited then anything? I had always thought they were not real but was I going crazy or was I right. I giggled softly and whisper “the moon men.” I smiled and thought I could not believe it. What was more awful is I could not move Then one of the shadows moved closer to me. I kept starring at the floor seeing it reach closer to me. He finally touched my shoulder and said, “You know you could get up, right.” I got up but did not stop looking down at the floor. He then came close to my ear and said “don’t scream.” I did not think I would but as they all came out of the dark and I could make out there faces I saw these three guys. The three I saw when I was six, they looked completely the same as they did then. These beautiful guys that were very pale, all three had dark black hair and very bright forest green eyes but they had this very empty expression on their faces. They definitely looked strong they were thin but built muscular guys. I had noticed though that they had not really blinked they just kept staring at me. They looked a little older then me but you could not tell it was hard to pin point an exact age. They just stood there not saying anything. I moved back away from them toward the wall. As I almost reached the wall, two of the guys reacted and jumped from were they stood onto me. They held my arms down there hands were so cold. My arms were starting to hurt from the pressure they had been putting on me. I looked up at there faces and I gasped, there eyes. There eyes had turned black, pitch black. My face started to get scared and they could see that. They seemed as if they were examining me, judging me and even sniffing me. It was like a dream a dream of a dream. A dream from long ago that I had not had for years but it felt like just yesterday. I looked at the guy still by the window. Once my eyes met his, I felt safe. His eyes were still green. He looked into mine and I felt my heart beat fast again. I could not stop starring at him and he would not look away either. He saw my face frighten and in pain. He walked toward the other guys and just gently said, “Alright come on,” they backed off and the boy who had first spoke to me came towards me again now with his green eyes and said “hi.” I could not even try to say it back. I was just gone, lost in the moment.
“Well my name is Crow to my left (the other guy who grabbed me) is my older brother Demetrius and over here is our little bro sap,” he said. They both laughed except for sap, which is not his whole name but I did not know if his whole name was any better. “My name is Sapphire,” he said. It is a nice name I think it is unique. I finally awoke from my disbelief.
“Well you already know me right,” I said. They looked at me trying to play stupid and not knowing what I meant but I finally told them they had been here before so they have to know my name. Sapphire came close to me and said “Amelia were sorry for coming here all these years it’s just this is our house, this is were we lived awhile ago when we first came to Florida. “When was that,” I said. They looked at each other as if I had just made a joke. “Well sometime around the 1950s” said crow. I kept forgetting that they were not like me at all. Sapphire continues telling me that the house meant something to them because there family continued to live here for sometime until they went back to France. They told me they came back ten years ago and decided to come to my house and see it one more time and maybe thinking if it was vacant they could return here. As it was not they just looked around and when they saw the open window, Crow decided to look in. They told me how they sat on my windowsill looking around. Demetrius told me they saw me and knew I was wake but since I was six they thought I would think I was dreaming. They decided not to return because of the family living there. They did not really want to kick us out but had suggested it until meeting me. Something told me there was a different reason they did not want to come back but that is what they told me so I did not say anything. The entire time they spoke, I tried to imagine what they would do next and figure out what they were. Crow finally decided to talk about it. He looked at his brothers and then to me. “So by now you can tell we are nothing like you.” I just stayed quiet for a few minutes trying to think of what to say. “What are you guys,” not so great of a response but that is all I thought to say. “Well were dead first of all,” Crow said. I started to notice he was the more relaxed carefree one. Demetrius laughed but then came to be serious when he said, “Were vampires.” I took a deep breath in and just waited for another laugh. They did not laugh, and I felt my sense reality change.
“You mean real, really vampires,” I could not even speak correctly; I was very confused and overwhelmed. When I was six, I thought they were moon men growing, up I did not know what exactly that meant but I knew they were different. Maybe somewhere, I had considered nonhuman but I never put a label on them. I wanted to move past it think of it as a dream. They were not real vampires were not real. “What, “I said. Crow just looked me in the eyes and said “yes.” Sapphire looked at my face with this honest angelic look
“We didn’t mean to scare you,” he said. I looked down at the ground and did not want to understand
“I wasn’t scared but it’s not natural.” I said. We started to talk a little more about why they came back since they did not come back until now. “Well sorry we just wanted to check out your house again.” Sapphire said. “Sure, “crow coughed”
“Be quiet,” Demetrius added.
“So you guys came ten years ago and saw the house and you came back now to see it again, right.” I said. They just laughed and said “yep,” all in sync and everything. I thought they were definitely trying to cover something up. Well they told me they were vampires what else could they be lying to me about. Crow very oddly took a serious tone and said, “Well yeah we came back then to see our old house since we had just come back from France and then we went back and well we just did it for fun.” He wasn’t done speaking but I interrupted him and told him “so then now your taken a second look,” this was in on and on conversation. I did not understand what they were doing here maybe I was just rattled at the fact they were vampires. Oh my, did I even believe that. Demetrius finally spoke again “Um not exactly,” Demetrius said. Crow walked towards me took my hand still it felt cold but he was trying to be dashing and in his most gentlemen like voice he said “ may I say ma chérie you are very beautiful and have a scent as magnificent as a rose.“ I just stared at Sapphire to see if this was a joke. His face was just blank no emotion as always. “Um thanks that’s real sweet,” I said. Demetrius came forward, seemed a bit impatient, and said, “We do have something to ask you but maybe we came too early.” I did not understand that but I said “no its ok ask.” Sapphire now looked afraid
“Wait I will ask her,” Sapphire said and now walked ahead of Crow and Demetrius, I thought if they came any closer, I would be pushed into the wall. Before he could speak, I said, “if you were going to kill me you would have done it by now right, you wouldn’t have just talk to me and started to bond with your meal.” Crow and Demetrius just looked at each other when crow told me
” were not going to kill you.” I would not let Sapphire ask me anything because I was nervous now. So I kept talking “so then how do you.” crow interrupted me and said
“Drink” I just rolled my eyes down and said
“Yes.” Demetrius explained how they would trick or sort of force humans to let them feed on them and then make them forget it ever happened. They did that so they would not have to kill them since it could be more of a reveal to everyone if people were to just die from being drained of blood. They told me they decided awhile back to just go around and find many random humans to drink from. I then started to think about why they were here and I asked them “am that why you’re here, is that what you want to force me.” Crow then told me that I was the first human that they bothered to talk to about what they did especially for this long. They said that since they had met me ten years ago by coincidence that they have not been able to forget or stop thinking about me. They probably meant my blood so I was not that flattered. They told me something about my scent and the energy I gave off attracted them. They could feel it smell it and it was as if they needed to feed on me and somehow they knew the taste would be great and different form any other they have had. Crow finally explained what they had wanted to ask. Unlike the rest, they did not want to force me or trick me. They were just asking me to let them. They debated about asking me as a child but all said as tempting as it was it would have been wrong. “We kill less often now and just because we are dead doesn’t mean we lost all of our chivalry,” Crow said. Lost your chivalry huh I thought they would have said soul.
My heart was racing and I knew that they could feel it too. I took a breath hard in. Sapphire told me they would not hurt me and it would be somewhat painful but I could be pleased by the experience to. I could not think how but then Sapphire said, “You don’t have to.” Demetrius and Crow both shouted “SAPPHIRE!” He then gave this dark aggressive look and said forcefully
“No you don’t have to.” I told them that I still did not get it why did not they just force me. Sapphire very shy said, “I don’t want to or would let them force you.” I felt better and thought to say yes because if I did not they would leave and I would never see them again. I knew it was a stupid reason to give up my blood for but having no meaning in life and then just having one stare you in the face so suddenly. Would you let it go or would you not try to hold on to it if you could. “We can make a packed,” I said. Sapphire looked at a little afraid and unhappy with my decision. “Are you sure?” Sapphire asked me. I told them yes but they would have to make a promise and not break it or I would not let them drink from me anymore. Demetrius, Crow, and Sapphire agreed. “So then let’s hear it,” Demetrius said.
“Well I really only need one thing from you guys, one thing you must never do and I will let you drink anytime all the time.” I looked them in the eyes and said, “Promise me you won’t go away and just leave me.” Sapphire spoke for them and told me they would not. Crow then tried to make sure I knew what would happen after the first time. “Look we drink your blood once and we grantee we won’t want anyone else’s. So you’re willing to be there, be our supply everyday.”
“Night,” Demetrius corrected Crow. I told them I would not change my mind.
“So is that it I am really hungry,” Crow said. I looked shocked.
“You guys haven’t eaten, you came here not knowing if I would say yes so why not eat before,” I said. “Nervous,” Demetrius smart-ass attitude said. I looked away for a second and said
“No am sorry just give me a minute.” Sapphire grabbed my hand and made me look at him
“You didn’t ask for much,” he said. I grabbed his other hand and said
“I only need that one thing from you, don’t leave me ever please.”
Sapphire just starred into my eyes and smiled. I let go of his hands and stood in the middle of all three of them. I just took a breath and said “ok am alright, whenever you want am ready.” I was a little scared but I felt I could trust them. Demetrius said he would go first, he leaned forward and grabbed my left arm. They told me they would bite me somewhere I would be able to hide from others. He bent his head down and bit me above my elbow. Once his teeth broke into my skin, I felt a sharp very intense but blissful pain. I started to feel weak. It must have taken him about 3 minutes to stop. I looked into his eyes and they were pitch black as if he was now the monster feeding on his prey. He seemed to be in a state of shock he did not say anything he just stood there with a grin on his face. Demetrius looked as if he was in a trance. “It felt like ecstasy a very divine taste that I now yearn for, “he said. Then Crow walked towards me grabbed my other arm and rushed his head towards my arm. His bite was much harder and as he drank, I could feel his mouth suck out the blood and every bit of it aroused me. It felt like my body went numb and instead of an extreme pain, I felt excited and wanted more myself. Crow had a hard time letting go but Demetrius and Sapphire finally got him to let go. They could see my face start to get pale and my body getting weak. Sapphire almost did not want to take his turn but I reminded him a deal was a deal. I told him I was ok and it was all right I would be fine but I did not want him not to have a turn. I felt weird talking about it as if it were an amusement park ride. Crow and Demetrius eyes went back to there normal color. They looked at me and Sapphire then said they would go look for a place for them to stay this morning. He did not say anything but his cheeks, it was weird it seemed if he could he would have been blushing. I kind of giggled and said, “Fine, go.” As they left Sapphire came towards me I told him once again I was ok. I felt stupid for saying it again but he seemed frighten about something. I think he thought if he liked it, he would not want to leave me just as I did not want him to leave. Sapphire grabbed my hand turned me around then pushed my hair to the side. He leaned my head to the side and put his mouth on my shoulder. He then picked it back up and rushed towards it with his sharp fangs. As it pierced its way into me, I felt like fainting. I started to moan and ache. It was painful but I was so surprised I did not enjoy it. It was a much stronger grip then his brothers. I tried to move but he took his arms and wrapped them around me. I could not move and the pain that once put me in a trance now awoke my body and I could feel all of the pain, I started to cry. It was very painful and I began to get weaker. I turned my head around and I saw his eyes they were more then just black they looked evil and angry. He had asked me if this was what I wanted I knew that I had felt something from what he said. His brothers wanted to try my blood so did he but even more, he wanted me to say no. Therefore, he is trying to scare me. Trying to make me regret saying yes and tell him that I do not want to anymore. If I gave in to it, I would never see him again. I would lose this… I started to feel my body get weak and my eyes began to lose focus. I went dizzy and suddenly everything got dark and I remember falling into sapphires arms.
“If only she would have said no for she has no idea what this means for her. So much danger, pain, and yet if I lost her now I would only want her more. We all knew that her taste would be extraordinary but I knew it might make me feel this way. I could never forgive myself if something happen to her. I knew from that moment that I had her I can no longer be without her. She does not know what will come of this but I know nothing will harm her as long as I am by her side. She has know taken my soul and I am only hers
I woke up to an empty room, just as it was before. I was alone again and for a while, I thought of all of it as a dream, a wonderful terrible dream. I looked at my arms and my shoulder the marks were still there. The pain had gone down but I still felt it as if it were happening over and over again. My body might have recovered but I did not feel the same. I had this feeling running through my entire body and I did not want it to go away. I was so afraid they would not come back. I almost felt like sitting in my room and wait for night
to come. My mom finally came to get me to take me to school. I just wanted to make sure that they would come back and be with me again. The entire day I could not stop thinking about what happen. It had burned into my memories and it replayed every second. His lips on my body and the feeling of his mouth sipping my blood, I could not help but space out in class. I was weak too being drained of blood does that obviously but somehow I could go on just thinking of them gave me strength. I remember being in homeroom because of an assembly, we were waiting to go to. I just left my classroom, left my body and my mind and drifted back to the room. As Erica and Karen tried to make me react, I felt Sapphires fangs on my body. As he drove his fangs into my shoulder, I just screamed. I looked around and he was gone. I only saw Erica’s face telling me if I was fine. How could I answer no? I knew I was not but to everyone I had to be.. fine. “What could you possible be dreaming about, did you hear yourself what was up with the scream.” Erica said.
“Don’t tell me you’re having a bad dream,” Karen said. Of course, she had to make fun of me for doing that in front of the whole class. Mostly in every class I spaced out for a bit, if it was one of my teachers waking me up or my classmates scarring me out of my dream; it was Sapphires eyes and sharp fangs waking me up with a tear slipping from my eyes. Luckily, I did not have any more outbursts but I could not stop thinking of hi… them. After school was over Lauren found me walking aimlessly towards the train. He said if he could walk with me, I really did not know what to say. I was very out of it. I just never said no so he continued by my side. “You know you were completely in your own zone this whole day, what’s wrong,” he said. I had stayed quiet for over five minutes thinking of them knowing I could not say anything. “Am fine,” I said. All he said after that was ok but he said it so softly and with a sincere smile on his face. He asked me to hang out with him later but I could not focus not on him nor anything at all. I walked faster and as soon as I was ahead of him, I turned around and said, “I got to go, I’ll see you later.” I arrived at the train station paid the fare and went upstairs. Luckily, the train arrived fast and I just got aboard and waited for my stop. Once I was downstairs walking home. I just kept walking fast then faster and faster and I began to run home. I ran so fast I almost could not breathe. I wondered where they were right now. I knew it was still early and very bright but I could not help it I wanted to be in my room. I wanted them to know I was waiting for them. That I did want them to return, that I did want to see him again. I finally let it slip maybe I was more excited to see one more then the others.
As soon as I reached my house I opened, the door ran to my room and just lay on my bed trying to catch my breath. My heart was racing and I could not even move but I was so happy to be home and to know that soon night would fall and I could feel.. Everything I felt when I am near them. My life is awakened when am with them. I closed my eyes for a bit and I began to think of them again. Since I did run fast, I got home at around 3:40 I thought I would just drift away for a while until my sister would come home. I could not even dream about them anymore. I was so nervous now thinking about what would happen tonight. My body started to shake I felt my body begin to sweat and I could not relax. I heard a noise something hit the window and I jumped thinking they would be standing there. Why am I fooling myself it is sunny and bright. I opened the window and noticed the tree branch hitting the side of the window. I left all my windows open and went downstairs to turn on the stove. I took out some pasta and some ground beef and began to make lasagna. As it turned 4:00 I turned everything off, began to set the table somehow as off, and lost I was it took me 20 minutes to set the table and I grabbed my keys and headed to the corner. I stood there waiting for my sisters. My, face as blank and empty as I felt, nothing made sense or felt real anymore. All I knew was that if I did not have them I would feel like this forever. All of my sisters finally came and we walked home together. They could all see my face it lacked any emotion. We came home they went upstairs to change and wash their hands. When we all came to eat, they sat around me not saying a word. If you know kids no matter what there doing they are always noisy and talking. Did I make them feel sad and empty too? They say it is contagious. Maybe I just make them feel so uncomfortable. I tried to cheer up but I was still so worried. Usually my sisters make me feel so happy, I just could not pretend as if I was ok. When we all finished I cleaned up, saved the rest in the oven and told them to stay in their rooms watching TV so I could be in mine. I did not want to be near them making them feel awkward this was not their fault nor did they need to get involved. I just laid in my bed waiting. Once I heard my parents, come in I closed my door and went back to my bed. I could not stop looking at the clock. Every second passed and every minute went by and still the hours came so slow. It may have gotten dark around seven but they still have not shown up. I almost wanted to cry. I went to take a shower and finally being alone and without anyone around I could let my true emotions out. The tears in my eyes came pouring down. I cried and cried. I did not know why I was crying but that is all I felt like doing. I knelt down and cried until I could not cry any longer. I closed my eyelids and cried out his name, “Sapphire.”
“I felt her pain I knew she would be in pain. I did not want her to feel pain but how could I make it go away. I heard her call out my name and I could not run out and go to her. I had my own pain as well. For now, the only way for it to go away is to be with her. As much as I wanted to stay away from her that is how much I never want to be away from her. This pain we both feel is only the beginning to something I fear will only cause us more pain, terrible pain.” – Sapphire
I got out of the shower and starred at the mirror looking at myself. Why did I have to be like this? Why could I not just be like everyone else? Feel like everyone else. Not be sad and so alone. I wiped my tears, went to my room, and got dressed. I put my pajamas on and looked at my clock one last time. It was 8:30pm and it was very dark outside. I went to go look at the moon, another full moon so beautiful yet so far away, just like everything else I wanted. I laid down on my bed and closed my eyes. I did not feel myself go to sleep but I did. I thought it was for the best. It would help me from crying all night.
The women and the broken promise
“And with that I knew I had no choice but to keep visiting her, for a moment of happiness is so valuable if you know how to cherish it, you can keep it for an eternity. “ – Sapphire
I was trying to dream of them but I think my thoughts were to scattered and I had so many emotions running around my head that I could not just concentrate. I think I could feel myself sleep but not really sleep. I felt as if I was wake but I did not move or speak. I just laid there with my eyes closed. I did not know what time it was but I felt half-asleep or not even asleep at all. I started to feel my body get cold and I became fussy. I tossed and turned until I felt a hand grab me. I felt them sit next to me on my bed and I felt it lean towards me. I began to wake up but I kept my eyes closed for a bit. I was not fully awake until that something tried to bite me and I jumped up while pushing that something that I now say was Crow off me. I was breathing heavily and tried to calm down but I couldn’t. Even though this was what I wanted, they did not have to come here and scare me. I only complain because now that I they were here I could. I got up and stayed quiet waiting for one of them to speak. I looked at my clock it was 11:30pm. I did not think I had slept that long.
“So how are you,” Sapphire said. I looked at him starred at his bright green eyes and all I could say was “fine.” Crow then got off the bed grabbed my hand and pulled me up.
“Get dressed then,” he said. I looked at Sapphire and Demetrius and there faces made me feel good and even knowing what they are I felt secure and happy. I went to go get dressed and as soon as I was done, Demetrius and Crow jumped out of the window. Sapphire climbed up to the windowsill and told me to grab on to him. “Hold me tight and don’t let go, and it might be best for you to take a deep breath.” as he held me I took a deep breath and we leap out of my window on the second floor. I did not know how high it was but at this moment, I was not trying to figure it out. He flew out of the window with such grace. As my heart drop down to my stomach, I closed my eyelids and held back my screams. I felt him jump up even higher. I did not even try to understand how this was possible. I felt him kick himself even higher. Thinking it was a branch or something else he used to leap even higher, I opened my eyes and saw he had jumped over the next house. Moving fast I could not even notice how many houses, we had pasted. I held him even tighter thinking I would fall as we started to move faster. It could not have taken us more then 15mins but once I opened my eyes again I saw the water I felt the sand. How in the world could we have gotten from my house to the beach that fast? As Sapphire dashed to the shore, I felt my heart drop again. He let go of me and took some steps back. I did not even notice where the other boys were. I sat down and felt the water reach the tip of my sandals. The moon looked even larger here. You could even see a few stars nearby.
“So pretty amazing right,” Crow said.
“It maybe to bright and sunny for us but nothing beats living somewhere with a beach.” Crow said he seemed very passionate about it. I guess it must be hard to have so many things limited once you are like them. “We have lived in so many places but this is home right guys, “he said. No one answered him but rather seemed happy. Crow voice is always so uplifting and excited. He speaks without a care in the world and finds joy, laughter, and happiness in everything and it comes off in his voice. Unlike the serious deep depressing manly voice of his older brother. “Right can we start,” Demetrius said. He always spoke as if he was sad he did not seem mean and was not to me but his voice could fool you. I guess in the end he knew what he was and an innocent voice did not really suit it. Even though that is how I could describe Sapphire voice. Soft, innocent, caring, gentle, and yet still sad. By the way, what Demetrius said did not bother me I knew what he meant. “I hadn’t forgotten our pact you know, am ready whenever you are,” I said. Crow face looked as if he could hardly hold in the laughter any longer, Demetrius, as usually had no reaction and Sapphire on the other hand looked angry. Maybe I should not have just said ready when you are as if I was so fine with them biting me. I looked down at the sand and waited for them to do something. I really did not want to make Sapphire angry again but I guess I was trying to show them that it was ok I would do whatever to keep them around. “Well then I’ll go first since you to be still acting weird, “Demetrius came towards me and said, “well you said it so here it goes am ready.” He knelt down and grabbed my arm and just about, where a short sleeve length sits, he bit me. My heart started to beat faster. I felt an exciting feel through out my entire body. His bite was not that painful but I could still feel his sharp fangs break my skin and as the blood leaves my body, I feel some small ache but it does not stop from feel incredible at the same time. Suddenly I felt him stop and wipe his mouth. His eyes quickly turned back green. Crow walked towards me and said give me your hand. I lifted my right hand and sat it on his. He then slowly put his head down on my hand and bit me. He did not take long I could see just as before if he did not stop soon he would not be able to later. Crow then got up, grabbed Demetrius, and dragged him off. He even went as far as to wink at bow and me. So again, Sapphire and I were left alone. Which is awkward since he does not speak to me as much as the other two. “Why,” he murmured. I tried to understand him but I could not so I just had this confused face. “Why do you want to give us your blood,” he asked. I did not know what to say. “I don’t know don’t you need it,” I said. He looked even more upset now. He came close to me and said
“I can have anyone’s blood I want and don’t need it.” I felt awful I could not even look at him. I got up and just walked away trying not to cry, “Where are you going you cant leave please stop,” he pleaded. I did not even want to stop or go back even though I knew I would not go very far I began to run, run as far and as fast as I a human could. “Please,” I heard him yell. I was just running until I felt a wind pass by me and even if I ran fast, I could not surpass the wind. I finally ran into him and fell down. “If you can choose anyone why stay with me, go see if I care,” I said. I knew I did care but what he said made sense if not now one day he might want or have to go find someone else. No one else but him and his brothers could live forever and that was always something I had never wanted. I did not even want to be around now. Why would I ever want to be like him? Everyone tries to live moment to moment day to day live it up make every day count live life to the fullest and never look back but am ready to give it up and let go. “ You know it’s the people who don’t know how much there worth that actually end up being the most worthy to live, love and have the most to live for,” Sapphire said. He picked me up and said
“Your not just lunch something about you makes you unlike anyone I can ever feed off.” I looked into his eyes and felt special he had a way of making you feel that way. Even if they all scared me, I knew that I meant something to them. Nothing may make sense anymore but is not that the best part of life, when you can have something out of the ordinary happen to you. Not just be a sheep no matter how you look at life its never a guarantee that you will make it to the end or that it will be all pleasant but if you can have one moment one memory of happiness, excitement, or a feeling of truly being alive wouldn’t that make it all ok. I know I can never go back I can never forget or deny runaway from all of this from them. This is my moment my memory and no matter what happens I can always say I have no regrets because I met you.
It is not as if I could ever say that to him, wow no, oh my. Well sitting in the sand is fun and all but, I told them to take me home. I think it was like 2am when we got home. “Goodnight my dear,” Crow said. I smiled at him and said thanks. I did not really know what to say it was very awkward. “Whatever lets go bye Ami,” Demetrius said. They jumped out of the window so fast I could not even say anything back just was left with the word in my mouth. Finally Sapphire came towards me and said, “I’ll be nicer I swear,” and he smiled at me. That was creepy he has never smiled at me. More then that, why did he say that? They are just too awkward to handle. I just remember saying ok goodnight and he then leaped out. I went to the window to see if I could see them even just for a second, see them in the sky. They were already gone no trace of them anywhere just the moon glowing in the sky It was still there facing my window. I closed my windows and went to sleep. “I pray that you never leave,” I closed my eyes and dreamt of nothing else but them.
Unfortunately, I had only five hours of sleep until my mother came to wake me up. With Jaslene ready and willing to jump on me to make sure, I would not fall back to sleep. I picked her up and put her down and told her to go is changed. I went to take a shower and I then got dressed for school. I went downstairs for some juice and said bye to my little sisters. I waved bye to my mom and dad but again seems like they either careless or did not notice. I was surprised; after I opened the front door I saw Lauren standing there, I think I surprised him to because he looked as if he was going to knock before I startled him. “Hi Amelia, how’s it going,” he said. I had this puzzled look on my face mostly because I had no idea what he was doing here. Oh and I had no idea how he knew where I lived. “Am fine,” I said. He looked at me and then to the floor he seemed nervous and would not speak for a while. “Um I just came to see if I could drive you to school,” “if you want,” he said. I did not know what to say he was already here and telling him no would be cruel. It was so awkward though since I never drove with anyone beside my parents. “Its ok I guess,” those words just jumped right out of my mouth without any thought of what that meant. I did not really process the fact that now we would be in a car next to each other all the way to school. “Thanks am glad you want to,” he said and smiled. Well I did not want to but I would not say that to him. Lauren seemed nervous even though he tried to hide it with this very weird happiness. I did not know what to say or do friends or company just is not something I deal with well in my life. “Well how are you today Amelia,” he awkwardly asked. I did not know what to say well vampires bite me every night so am tired and weak but it is amazing so am ok. That sounded as crazy in my head as it would if I had really said it. “Um well am fine,” I said. He smiled again and just continued staring at the road as if nothing; yet I was starting to get more nervous. Once we got to school I felt much better, Sarah and Erica were waiting for me at the front doors so I just waved and tried to make a run for it. Lauren then got my attention went in front of me and said, “This was great,” and walked away. He was just passing the front doors when my brain and mouth managed to say “thanks.” Erica and Sarah looked at me as if I had committed a crime. “Well you don’t see that everyday,” Erica said. My face got very pale I did not know what to say or explain that situation. “Lauren just drove me to school come on it’s not that big of a deal.”
“Are you kidding outside of this school we don’t seem to be your friends at all,” Erica said.
“Come on don’t be like that, that’s not true I just rather be alone but you guys are my friends ok,” I said. Sarah just stood there panicking and slowly starting to worry. Sarah really was not one for fights or arguments, which I do not think this was but she is very sensitive. “Look think whatever ok I didn’t want him to drive me but he did so it’s over,” I said. Then I felt the breeze of death know also as Karen.
“Hey everyone,” she said. Starring at the guys standing on the sidewalk she brushed back her hair and smiled.
“So who drove you to school?” Karen asked. I did not feel like telling her I knew she would cause a scene or say something ridiculous. “Forget it,” I said and walked into the school. The day was just as boring like every other day. Erica and Sarah as a follower ignored me the entire day. Karen well she did as she does flirts and well she always ignored me because it is convenient to her. Well no matter what I was fine and would not let that get to me. I had other things to think about then those eyes but I just wished all day could be night. That was a silly thought but being around them made me happy. All I wanted to do was see his eyes.
I finally got home but I still had plenty of time before nightfall. My head was only filled with thoughts of them. I made dinner and picked up my sisters as usual but it felt as if I was not even there, moving, alive. I sat in my room waiting until I finally fell asleep. When I had woken up it was 11:30pm, I was wondering why they had not come yet but I got up and opened my windows. I kept staring at my watch anticipating there arrival but no one came. I must have fallen asleep again but this time on the floor. It was about 2am when I finally heard Crow’s voice telling me to wake up. My head was very heavy I could not quite wake myself up. Crow dragged me, picked me up, and put me on his shoulders. He seemed angry and very worried. I did not know what was going on but I could tell something was wrong. We finally got to the beach and he sat me down and said, “don’t move.”
He said it so cold and so afraid it almost made me become afraid. As I sat there, I looked out into the ocean and saw the shadow of the moon. It was so beautiful I felt safe and warm. Sometimes the moon can make you forget about what’s really going on around you to bad it was not so safe and warm tonight. I looked at the left side of the beach and at a distance, I saw Sapphire walking towards me, very powerful and angry. His face as worried as it was, felt more anger then anything. He picked me up and hugged me, as hard and tight as he could. I felt like crying because I did not know what was wrong. He whispered in my ear and then turned around and told Crow and Demetrius to leave. “Am sorry,” he said. I did not understand but I was so confused I did not even ask. “We have to leave,” he said. I still could not get anything out because he was speaking so fast. “We have to leave, before.” I was still confused but
“Before,” I asked. He just gave me this very terrified look and said
“I don’t want anything to hurt you.” I assumed it was something very terrible if he was getting scared.
“But I don’t want you to leave, please don’t leave.” I begged.
“I will be ok Sapphire I promise just don’t leave me,” I said as I began to cry. He leaned towards me, gave me a kiss on the cheek, and said “goodbye.” I know it is not possible but I would have sworn he was crying or at least wanted to. “I can’t let you go please why I don’t understand,” I could not stop saying do not go. I finally walked away, Sapphire was standing with his back turned he would not speak to me. Therefore, I had no choice but to go home. I would have stayed there all night but I did not want to cry anymore in front of him. I had tears in my eyes the whole way home. I took a taxi back but was afraid I would wake my parents. I just remembered what Sapphire said to me and I kept repeating it in my head. “I will find you again. “ I did not understand why he had to leave but I thought that maybe that meant he would come back. As the taxi pulled up to my house I got out and decided what to do now. I looked at the tree next to my window the one Crow, Demetrius and Sapphire easily jump on to it. Well I cant easily but I will have to climb it to get in and not wake anyone up. I got a grip and pulled myself up. It took me awhile unlike them, which only take one leap.
I finally hopped onto the edge of my window but hovered on the windowsill for a minute until I could get a push inside. Once I fell to the grown in my room, I heard a laugh. It was a women’s laugh. I was afraid to lift my head but I did slowly. There she was I did not know who but there she was sitting on my bed laughing.
“How pathetic, is this who they replaced me with,” she said.
“I know I was a human but not as awkward as you.”
“Well girl its time to find out what makes you so special.” I did not understand what she was talking about but all I could do is stay frozen on the floor. “Are you going to stay there like a dog, wont you even get up you fool,” she said very proud. She was very beautiful as beautiful as them. I figured it out that she was one of them. Her eyes were this powder blue so light they almost seemed clear. They were so mesmerizing.
“Impressed are you,” she said. I felt like getting up now but still could not. She came closer to me my heart started to beat faster that even I could hear it now. “Well doesn’t that sound pretty,” I was so afraid she would try to bite me. I backed up until I hit the wall underneath my window. “What do you want,” I finally said. She looked at me as if I had just disobeyed her. “Well not that I enjoy speaking to humans especially those I will eat, so you think you’re the only feast those morons have ever kept alive and made a deal with. They use to feed on me lets say hundreds of years before you.” My face just got pale after she said that. I did not think I was the only one but I thought. “Well I just love to spoil the boy’s fun especially poor Sapphire who thinks he can get rid of me just like that. Hmmm no no he cannot little girl. Its time that he gets hurt just like me and something tells me eating you will do that,” she explained. I could not speak but I wanted to scream but I was afraid she would hurt my family if I did, if she had not already. As she leaned towards me opening her mouth, revealing her fangs my heart just stopped. She came towards my neck and just by a second Sapphire grabbed her. She was just able to scarp me. Crow and Demetrius picked me up and asked me if I was ok. I told them yes even though I was filled with so many emotions, mostly sadness. They wanted to leave me.. and now it made sense to keep me safe but still they would have left and. “Oh you boys and your toys, please don’t make me laugh it’s just a doll,” she said. Her eyes never left mine even when I looked away and looked back I knew she had not lost sight of me. “A rag doll that should be thrown away,” she continued. I began to cry, and then sapphire came through the window and put a necklace around the women’s neck. She fell to ground her stiff body slamming on the floor like a boulder. My parents woke and dashed to my room. As my door opened, a gust of window blew by me. “What is that noise?” my mother asked. I looked around to see where they had gone but then just answered, “I fell.” My mother looked at me with such anger and annoyance.
“You’re light as a feather,” my dad said.
“Gosh just go to bed before you wake up your sisters,” my mom said,
“As long as you’re okay, well just head to bed please,” dad said as he shut the door behind them.
I was so shocked and motionless. The guys came out of my closet and dragged the women’s body out.
“What happened,” I said. The guys picked me up and sat me on the edge of the bed.
“This bitch is a vampire,” Crow said
“Duh,” I replied.
“She is.. was like you we use to feed on her before we turned her into a vampire,” Demetrius said.
I pondered that very idea of me becoming exactly like her and soon becoming a vampire. I hope that not 1being a bitch like her too. Sapphire really looked upset and after a few minutes of awkward silence asked his brothers to leave. They looked at each other and then jumped out the window. Sapphire closed the windows because he said it was getting cold. He got my cover and wrapped me around with it. I finally was passed my fear and sadness. I stood up and all you heard was SMACK!! I slapped Sapphire, it hurt my hand more then I think it hurt him but I still felt justice. “You were going to leave.. You were going to leave!.. Me!” I said. I just wanted to scream and shout remember my family were in the other rooms kept me calm.
“Why,” I said.
“Because of Ella,” he said. I interrupted him and just paced around my room.
“You don’t get it,” I said.
“I’m sorry, I chose the wrong plan. I should have stayed and found another way,” he said.
I closed my eyes and said “I don’t care about her or her hurting me, no one could hurt me, no you can you hurt me, you tried to leave after I begged you not to. “
“I said I was sorry please forgive me and let me tell you something important,” he said and then began to tell me about his past.
“Ella wasn’t our first volunteer human but she was the most willing and cunning. She had caused Demetrius to become enamored with her. They were almost good for each other. Demetrius unlike Crow had never had a lover not that he was pure but I mean someone he devoted so much time to. In your time, I guess a girlfriend. He had slept with women just to pass the time I guess or still have a memory of his human life. The last time he was in love it did not go so well so with Ella he had let his guard down and fallen again. Therefore, Ella as a human seemed sweet at the time of Demetrius newfound feelings Crow and I had stopped feeding on her. I will not say it was not hard her blood at the time was intoxicating but it was just her blood nothing more. I started to learn of her mind games when she would offer her blood to me saying it was ok and Demetrius would not mind. At the time, I did not know if he would mind but it felt disrespectful to just drink her blood. He was my brother she was no one. It all seemed to go well until Ella proved to be more deceitful then we could have ever thought. Ella family was still alive but she refused to live with them any longer after Demetrius professed his love. She convinced us she just wanted to be closer but we soon learned her family was missing her and wanted her back. We spent months living together and as soon as we found out Ella’s family were looking for her we asked her to return. She did not take that well and through a fit, blamed Demetrius saying he did not want her with him and did not love her. We convinced Demetrius to let her go for the good of her family and her in the end. Ella’s family was not bad they were caring people but Ella hated being confined and wanted to break free. She did not like being told what to do and felt she was just used as an object. Her father was trying to arrange her marriage to a wealthy man. She would never let her father get rich off her when he did not respect her or care for her. We did not see her father as such a bad man but she would not stop trying to convince us he was a bad man. She came one day crying to Demetrius saying her father had hit her and threatened her life. We never expected Demetrius to be so blinded by her by love but he was. They went to her home and her father was there and he began to yell at Ella and as Demetrius says he yanked her and through her to the ground she cut her arm and began to bleed. Demetrius filled with anger attacked her father. Ella’s father fought back but as he reached for a weapon. Demetrius was to angry and to consumed with the smell of blood in the air. He bit her father and killed him. Ella’s mother and two brothers walked in and saw a monster had killed there husband and father. Ella’s mother screamed and Ella stood up and said Demetrius please you must shut her up before she knows about you. I remember him saying her words that triggered him. “I don’t want to lose you,” she said. I never wanted to remember what he did after but yes, he killed her mother. Her brothers were only nine and five. Young but aware of what Demetrius had done and who he was. She walked towards him and let him drink her blood. Her brothers were just staring at her crying at the fear and shock of it all. She then whispered in his ear “you must, they can’t live I will not let anyone take you away from me, it’s for the best she assured him.” I was cringe at the thought of what he did. He killed those two boys not even stopping as they cried and pleaded for help. After he was done he dragged all of there bodies to the living room and burned the house down. She had told him that she would let her brother know so they could understand it was not his fault. She told him they would run away together and never have to think of this day again. That was a lie Demetrius has not had a day where he has not been haunted by what he did. Ella did come to tell us but her version was vaguer but the most horrible thing we did was believe her. She said Demetrius was enraged with her father upon hearing the marriage would be next month. We knew she was arranged to be married so it was easy to believe parts. One she told us she attacked him we were beginning to disbelieve but she swore he attacked him and killed him. Fearing that her mother and brother saw he killed and burned them. She said he even tried to hurt her that why she had a cut and her arm. He went to force her to leave and not speak of this to no one. As Demetrius was coming through the door she said, “I can’t not love him anymore, I am terrified of what he has done and I cannot love a monster.” He became enraged and flew towards us. We pushed him back and tired to calm him down. He would not comply and he just kept saying he wanted us to hand her over. He would not come to reason. Both Crow and I said we would listen to him and help him but Ella just made it worse. “You will keep me safe forever wont you sapphire,” she said. She started at me with lit up eyes. He became jealous and more enraged; he said you could not have her. We were just convinced he had gone mad. I had grabbed the same amulet I had placed on Ella now around his neck. It is a very old gift from a very old friend. Its magic entombs a vampire into a deep sleep. We had told Ella we would keep him like that for now. She seems relieved but I guess it was her plan. As the years went by, she began trying to get me to feed on her. I resists as long as I could. She was cunning. I pushed her away so much because of respect for Demetrius because of the thought of him asleep because I still wanted to blame her. Somehow, she got her way and again I was enamored with her blood once more. I felt ashamed I kept it a secret from Crow but I believe he knew. She seemed to have become obsessed with me as a homemaker harassing me at every moment possible. One night she was not satisfied with just me drinking her blood. She kissed me and tried to seduce me. Unlucky for her I told her it is not her body or looks. It was simply her blood I lusted for and nothing more. She angrily stated that if I did not succumb to her advances she would not let me drink her blood. I became angry and called her a whore. She said she would make me hers that she wanted me more then my brother. I began to see she was a pity deceitful woman and could have betrayed my brother. I slapped her and asked her to leave. She left but came back pleading to me. She said she would no longer live if she could not have my love. She drew out a dagger and stabbed herself in the heart. Crow rushed in, did not know how to react, he had not known of her games, and asked me to turn her. Not to let her die in such a way we could not bare it. Crow could not stand the thought of a women committing suicide. I might have done the second most horrible thing in my lifetime. I created the Ella you saw today. I believe this was her plan from the beginning to be like us. I would never forgive myself for what I had done. Just like Demetrius would never forgive himself for what he had done. She has caused us much pain, for creatures of the night who feel nothing she had awoken feeling that we wish to have never had. Ella as a vampire became more sadistic, evil, and smart. She knew her number one goal now was to punish me and my brothers.”
More then blood
I did not know how to react, sapphire finally stopped explaining but I was not ready to speak. I was more understanding of them and what they had gone through but I was still angry and sad. I finally spoke and told him “don’t leave, it’s not worth it and she’s not worth it.” He came towards me and hugged me. He did not let go but said, “You are more then blood.” I hugged him back and began to cry. He looked at me and just smiled. “The amulet will keep her asleep so we can entomb her in her coffin but she could break free from the spell,” he explained.
“So then do that for now and keep living each night with me, please,” I said.
“No matter what I will never leave you it won’t even be a choice,” he said. I looked at him with disbelief but grabbed his hands and said, “I know.” He was staring deep into my eyes leaning closer to me now but I reminded him “um isn’t she still in my closet.” He jolted up and went to open a window somehow Crow and Demetrius knew to come back in. I looked at Demetrius but he would not look at me. I guess he knew that I now knew about him and Ella. Crow and Demetrius dragged her to the window and Crow pulled her over his shoulder and they vanished quicker then I could blink. I had asked Sapphire to stay all I said was stay. He complied and laid on my bed with me. He reassured me that he would not leave until right before the sunrises. I was happy and a little worried. I was beginning to hate Miami for so much sun it produced. If it snowed, it could be gloomy but it was only September so there would not really be snow yet if it were even possible. I fell asleep quick enough even with the cold contrast hitting my skin underneath my blanket. He was my pillow now and I began to like that concept.
For the first time I knew the difference between lust and love. I have wanted so much blood from so many people. More then half, I can never remember a face or even a name. I can recall few scents of some as an animal you have this ability to differentiate what a vampire calls good blood and bad blood. In a way yes it is all the same but with your senses heighten some intrigue you more then others. Therefore, this is why Amelia’s blood is so much more special to me. Her scent is so alluring it is so hard to turn away. Remembering her as a child oh how hard was it to turn away. I came to see her more times then any of my brothers. I could not get enough but I have been learning that it is not just her blood anymore. This woman lying in my arms has captivated me. Reminded me of who I use to be as a man. She has awoken a feeling I have never felt. You may not know it but everyone has someone out there to live for.. – Sapphire
When I woke up Sapphire and Ella were gone. His aura had remained maybe I was crazy but there was a different presences in my room. As if you could tell, there was something unusual about it. Maybe it screamed out “hey there was a dead person here,” make that three. I do not know but I guess my whole life and even persona had changed. Was I enjoying my nonexistent life was it gaining a purpose. All I could say was wow. I had to hurry and get dressed for school. Luckily it was Friday and did not really have to endure a whole week of school was great. Except I would next week but all I could think about was my first weekend with the brothers. My joy did come to a halt when I realized being stuck at home all day waiting for night to fall would drive me absolutely insane. I just sighed and ran downstairs. I grabbed a quick snack, cookie and orange juice. I sped out of the front doorway and slammed it behind me. To my amazement Lauren was leaning against his car, I assume waiting for me. “Good morning Amelia,” Lauren said almost shouting it so I could hear from the distance we had between each other. I walked closer to him until I reached the sidewalk. “Hey Lauren,” I said. He smiled and began to offer me a ride to school. I accepted only because the thought of saving two$ was appealing. I was not cheap or anything but money is money. I almost felt like giving him the money though. Alternatively, would it have been rude? As I pondered that he drove us to school again the awkward silence was to much to bare. “So Lauren why do you even want to drive me to school,” I asked.
He glanced over at me and then back to the road. Looking at his face, I think I saw him blushing. “Well I just like the company and its nice getting to know you,” he said. I almost smiled and wanted to laugh. I said in my head awww that is sweet but then sensing the tone of my voice in my mind, I thought that came out very mean. Therefore, I did not say anything. As we approached the school and he began to park, I told him thanks and got out as soon as the car stopped. I ran to the front doorway of the school but before reaching it, I turned around and waved at Lauren. Not giving him a chance to wave back I turned back around. I have a feel he waved back though. Friday went by fast it felt like classes just lasted a minute and we were off to the next. Only misfortune about today was we finally had homework it was the third day of the beginning of the school year so they assumed everyone who need to show up did. I still think a few new students can show up by Monday though or any other day in these months. Transfers or whatever but well I did not care they all look the same to me, new or not. When the finally bell rang I rushed out and already had so many plans I wish I could do with the brothers but maybe it was just wishful thinking. I hurried outside and on my way to the sidewalk Lauren popped out behind me. He asked me to let him take me home. I thought it was the quickest way home so I said sure. This drive home was a little more active then the rest had been. It was a lot more conversation for sure.
“Do you like school so far,” Lauren asked. I wondered so far as in what.
“I guess but school is school as you know,” I replied.
“Well yeah sorry,” he said.
“Do you like it, I mean I’ve never seen you around last year or the year before that,” I said. He laughed, sighed and shrugged his shoulders. “Well I guess I was a wallflower back then didn’t really standout or want to,” he explained. I thought about it and wondered if he had come to the school all this time. I did not think he did I thought he transferred. How someone like him could not be noticed well by me, I get. “So I think I wasn’t that noticeable as a fourteen or fifteen year old, I am only noticed now because of reasons I rather went away,” I told him.
“I noticed you,” he said. I noticed he had started blushing. I did not want to make him more uncomfortable so I stayed quiet. “Well I think its just hard not to but that’s just me,” he added. I wanted to tell him no it is not just you. I for sure knew it was a guy thing but little did I know that his reason was not like other guys. I just smiled and said “thanks.” I did not think it sounded mean or rude just simple and honest. We were reaching my house and Lauren spoke again, “So I was wondering… if we could hang out on Sunday, I would really like to get to know you and actually have a friend.” I thought to myself there could not be a way he did not have friends but I wanted to leave that topic alone. Therefore, I just went along with it and reluctantly said yes. I wondered if when Sunday came would we really go or would I just cancel on him. I could not be sure but as antisocial, as I was I was not a mean person. I did not like being mean and I did not want to hurt him or anyone at that. I did not know if saying no would upset him or even hurt him a little but what does the worse then an hour out could do. As he stopped in front of my house, I looked over at him, gave him my cell number, and told him to have a good weekend. I guess saying that made it sound like I would not see him until Monday but I said it to late to take it back. I went inside my house and rushed upstairs to take a shower and take off my jeans and blouse. I put on some cotton light orange shorts and a plain white t-shirt. I put my hair up into a ponytail and ran back downstairs. I started to cook for my family I had decided on tacos. It was simple and quick I only had less then an hr until my sisters came home. Once the meat was done, I turned off the stove and headed to the bus stop. I waited fifteen minutes until Lisette and Alexis came then two minutes later Jaslene showed up. We all raced back home and Jazzy remarkably was the first one to the door. It could be since the other two got tired and stopped running and I was only jogging right behind all three. Obviously knowing if I put speed into my jog, I could easily beat all three. Once inside the girls smelled the cooked ground beef and yelled out “hungry,” almost all at the same time. I told them to wash up and put away there things before they came down to eat. We all ate together at the table while Lisette told us about her day and Jaslene explained that the bathroom was also called the restroom. The innocence of a child and the beginning stages of learning. It is wonderful to see and know they had so much more to learn. It made me happy to share moments like these with my siblings. It made my life a little more worth living. After dinner I told them to go do there homework and or play upstairs. I began to clean up the dishes and stove top. I left the kitchen spotless and headed to my room. I was bored now knowing I had nothing to do but wait was beginning to get on my nerves. I began to do my homework, which seemed like the most logical thing to do. Take it to Ms. Leighton to assign a 250-word essay on what we look forward to this school year. I sighed at the thought of every student using this to crush Ms. Leighton’s spirit. I decided to skip that assignment for now. Math was easy you could say just the even number problems on page 94 and science was just a simple handout about basic things we learned last year. History was just reading a few chapters of our textbook and answering questions at the end. Seemed easy and I rather enjoyed that one. U.S. history was not exactly my favorite but it was history nonetheless. I was still very much excited about learning more and more. I was finished with all my homework all that was left was that awful essay. As for my other two electives we still did not have homework in them, why I choose them in the first place was still a question to me. I had chosen art, which I had no ability in what so ever and early childhood education which if I had any actual choice I would have liked to be a teacher so it seemed fitting in a way.
I was restless once more I looked at my watch and say it was only 5:30pm. If I thought, I did not have a life before I really began to see I did not. My life was just me waiting for three vampires. I found that pathetic and sad but in all truth when they finally would arrive it turned everything around. I knew it would be soon the sun would set and I would start living again. I tried to find stuff to do anything really. I began to search the web. Face book, Google search, you tube but nothing seemed to help time move faster. I laid on my bed and began to read my history textbook again. Halfway through my third sentence I was interrupted my cell phone. It had buzzed letting me know I had received a text. It was from Lauren. I looked at the time on the corner of my screen on my sidekick. It said it was 6:00pm well I was glad it was know 6 but no sooner could it be dark. It did not get dark until around 7:30pm. Therefore, I had some time to kill still. Lauren text said, “Hey hru, I was just thinking about um asking u something.. We could go to the beach and hangout or go get ice cream at bayside. You know there’s a haagen daz there.” It took me a while to process but I finally replied with just a “sure.” I was not sure what was going on with him and I really thought I would just cancel when it came down to it but now I was digging myself deeper into this night out. He kept texting me, things like did I get my essay done and if I was enjoying my night, what I was up to and nonsense like that. He began to talk about his day after he got home and how his brothers were bugging him. He was the oldest he said and I felt a common bond with him there. He kept going on how they were loud and would not stop running around there I thought my lovely girls stayed quiet most of the time. I was very thankful and loved that about my little sisters. We had been texting back and forth for half an hour until I told him I had to go. I felt bad because for a moment there it did feel like I could have stayed texting him all night. I had almost forgotten how nice it was to have someone to talk to. Someone who did not judge you or fake want to listen to you. He seemed genuine but no matter how much we text it was not replacing my number one priority at the time. It was now seven and I had fallen asleep with my phone by my pillow near my head.
Her soft lips and kind innocent face always seemed so angelic and peaceful when she slept. It was as if my princess laid in a deep slumber awaiting for me her prince to awaken her. I could look at her laying there gently sleeping forever. Oh but it is bittersweet for if she slept forever I could never again look at those beautiful eyes of hers. What a choice to see her be at ease asleep or awake with her gorgeous eyes starting at me. I could not not choose I wanted her everything. – Sapphire
My alarm clock rang it was now 11:30pm I could not believe I had slept so much. It did not seem like it had been that long. When I woke up and turned off my alarm, I saw three shadows in the corner of my room. They were facing me and I could see the similarities in there shadows all strong and dark. They had these beady little round dark green eyes sparkling in the darkness. By now, I could tell the difference between them though. Demetrius the tallest of course had the tallest shadow and was at on the right. Crow the shortest but not short I would have guessed he was around 5’7 making Sapphire 5’8 and the one in the middle the second tallest. He was the most gently looking of the three with a soft demeanor to him. He was so kind but broody looking. As they all had black hair you would think they looked the same but Sapphires hair was a kind of medium parted tapered look. It looked messy but neat all at once. It was cool looking it made him look more beautiful and mysterious. Crows hair on the other hand was much longer and more polished. It
was more of a medium-layered cut. It made him look tough but timid. Which he wasn’t really shy but his hair especially when it sort of covered his left eye made him look vulnerable like with one glance he could make you melt and he would apologize for it. His look was misleading he looked so much like a delinquent gentlemen. Yeah it made no sense but that summed it up. Demetrius could be the only one who looked so much like his personality. He had a medium Ivy League haircut, which made him look like a gentlemen of high society but made him look fierce and sharp. He looked tough and aggressive maybe it had more to do with the look from his eyes but he was handsome just like his brothers. They could pass as triplets I guess black hair, green eyes and this mysterious cool vibe they all had. Neither looked more built then the other. They were thin like I said but you could tell they had muscles and strength. I did not know if it was just a vampire thing or if they were like that as humans too. You cannot deny they were not bad to look at it. As they came out of the shadows and into the light of the moon that shines through my window, you could see there pale skin shine. They were as gorgeous even as undead creatures. Sapphire came the closest to me and sat on my bed. “Are you okay,” he asked. I smiled and I mean a real smile from ear to ear.
“Yes,” I replied. He grinned back and said
“Great, I’m not really hungry so we can drink later.” I was shocked it was now 12am so what was later. I was still somewhat tired. How could I say I wanted to sleep? I tired to get off my bed but Sapphire blocked me.
“Don’t,” he said.
“Fine,” I said. He laid me back down and told me to rest. The other two just sat down on the floor and began to play poker. I was somewhat confused my job was not being done. I was afraid they were bored of me or not intrigued anymore. Did I become dull? I did not know what to do. I finally sat up on my bed and asked them what happened to Ella. They all looked at each other and finally Demetrius spoke.
“She is entombed somewhere safe and secluded, for now she wont be a problem.”
“For now,” I wondered.
“Well she could always break the spell,” Crow explained. I pondered that idea for a moment. It seemed so disturbing, the thought of someone so evil and driven coming for me. I wondered why me “did she feel replaced.” she did not seem jealous and seemed more sure of the difference between us. She acted as if she meant more to them then I could ever. I began to fear for all of us. All I could hope is that she would break free years from now if even. I could only pray that she would never break free but somehow the looks on the brother’s faces told the truth, it was only a matter of time before she broke free. Demetrius and Crow then stood up after that long moment of silence and said they were off to bed. Sapphire said he wanted to talk to me some more. He grabbed my hand and said, “I want you to know something very important.” I wondered what it could be. “It is solely in the hands of Demetrius whether or not to kill Ella. We only trapped her once before and he choose to trap her. We never knew why, was it to keep her near and in his heart forever or was it a more tortures choice then death. For that, I should add that her body is still but her mind is very active, aware of her state. So as time goes on you choose to let your mind fall asleep as well as if you were dead because it less cruel then being numb and seeing no end in sight.”
I looked straight into his eyes with a sort of sadness leaping out of my eyes. I was questioning whether Demetrius acted on sympathy or cruelty. Was he punishing her or trying to show her he still had hope. I kept thinking and wanting to shout out “Sapphire just kills her and no one would have to worry!” It seemed so easy a perfect solution right there in the palm of your hands. Sapphire explained though going against his brother once more was out of the question. I understood that, he could not just betray him again I then wondered if behind there close brotherhood I noticed each day; did they still harbor harsh feeling towards each other. I kept sighing with discontent but decided to let it go, it was not my place to interfere with there lives or past lives. Sapphire got on my bed and I fell asleep in his arms again.
I woke up it was now Saturday and my hope of spending a day with Sapphire came crashing down as I felt the light of the sun hit my skin. I went to take a shower and brush my teeth. Once I was finished, I headed to my closet to find any pair of jeans to wear. I opened the closet door and with each inch that the door peered open the sunlight rushed inside the dark room. Once the door was completely open, the closet was completely lit. Sapphire jumped up from the floor and shouted, “Please shut the door.. Now!” I slammed the door behind me not realizing that maybe I should have stepped out of the closet. Standing in a towel and dripping wet from my hair to my toes I could not help feeling embarrassed. Sapphire turned on the closet light but I felt nervous and grabbed his hand before he could tug on it. I was breathing hard and motionless. What could I do but stand there like a dummy. He finally gently pulled the string down and turned on the light. He pulled my hand down and turned around. I was somewhat upset but did not want to show it. I blushed and began to look for a pair of jeans. I grabbed the closest ones and apologized. I put my hands on the doorknob and began to twist it. Before I could open the door just a bit to step out Sapphire grabbed my hand and pulled it off the doorknob. He turned me around, grabbed my arms, and began pushing me towards him. Chest to chest I know he could feel my heartbeat and all I felt was his cold skin laying on mine. He bent down and kissed me. It was so soft and gentle something you wouldn’t expect from a vampire. His lips were so smooth and just slightly cold. It tingled pressed upon my warm plumped lips. It seemed to last forever indeed it was for several minutes. It began to get more intense and I could feel his arms grip mine much harder. He finally pulled back and opened the door over me just a crack. He walked over to the corner of the closet until I walked out and closed the door. I stood there leaning against the door in disbelief of what just happened. I got dressed and decided to cover up my windows with thick dark purple curtains. I put two layers of other curtains underneath the purple ones just in case. I walked back to the closet door and just whispered, “If you want to come out I think its ok I’m going to go eat breakfast.” I stepped out into the hallway and closed my bedroom door. I passed by Jaslene on my way down she was sliding down the banister as always. I sat down at the counter; my mom and dad were talking about work. My sisters were at the table eating there pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. My mom after five minutes of glaring at me in the corner of her eyes reached out a plate of food in front of me. I grabbed it, thanked her, and received no reply. It was times like these were I really felt invisible in my own home, in my own family. To them I had no purpose and that in return made me feel as if I had no purpose in life. My sister all then went outside to ride there bikes. Before I could go back, upstairs my mom made me wash the dishes even though we had a dishwasher. I cleaned the table and counter plus the stove just to show her I would before she asked. Maybe I was trying to show her I was a good child or I was just trying to avoid going back upstairs. I was nervous to go back and act like nothing happened how I could. It was not as if it was big deal but then again was it not. I was so confused, with my depressed looking face I headed back upstairs. I opened the door so slowly I thought I was buying my self some time. When it was finally opened all the way, I saw Sapphire on my bed looking through a family album I had on my shelf in my closet. I did not know what to say and if I should even be upset but it was somewhat cute to look at. I stare at him for a moment until he looked up at me and smiled. His smiled scared me more, was it because of the kiss or was it just a smile. I could not read him not as if reading guys was easy I had to try to read a guy who was a mysterious vampire.
“Are you okay,” Sapphire said. I looked at him puzzled.
“Yes,” I said firmly. I did not know why he asked. “Are you ok,” I almost wanted to say how dare you say that why not say sorry or I don’t know anything with substance especially of prior events. I began to wonder if he was just going to forget that fact that he kissed me. Was I suppose to bring it up because I would not do that. I walked over to my computer and checked my face book. In the blink of an eye, Sapphire was standing next to me. “Wow you have so many friends,” he said. I looked at him then back at my page. Did he know face book friends did not really count for much. I might have had half or all of the school as friends but not like I really knew any of them. Even having people I want to middle school with but ended up at another high school had found me and reached out to be face book friends with me. Well I guess having 508 friends was a lot but there were many others on here with much more. I turned around and stare at him.
“So what are you going do today?” Sapphire asked me.
“Not sure,” I replied. I wanted to spend the day with him but I could not say that. I wanted him to want to spend the day with me but he did not say anything. I wanted to scream what was wrong with me, and him.
“I was wondering,” he began to say while I wondered if he would ask me to stay with him.
“I was wondering if I could have some blood because I didn’t drink last night and I am thirsty now,” he finished saying. I was so upset but thought well at least it means he would rather want me to stay I guess. I pulled out my arm and lifted it up towards his face. Sapphire grazed his teeth on my arm until he reached my shoulder. He turned me around and bit down on the top of my shoulder. “Ouch,” I squealed. It hurt a bit but began to feel very euphoric. His arms were holding down my arms with a grip that only added to my pain. His hands were so cold and strong it felt like a boulder had my arms underneath them not a young mans arms. His lips on my shoulder were so intense it brought back the feel of his lips on mine. I bit my lip and could not stop. I finally gripped so hard my lip began to bleed. Sapphire quickly noticed and thought I was hurt. Alarmed he turned me around and lifted me up out of my desk chair. He seemed enticed by the blood that he gripped his arms around mine and pushed my body onto his once more. He sucked on my lip so soft slowly turning into a kiss. It was a very intriguing but weird kiss. The taste of blood ran through my mouth as well. It slipped down my throat but I did not pay any attention to it. I did not want the kiss to stop. He moved me towards my bed and laid me down gently. We stayed kissing for a while until we heard my sister running and yelling past my door. My heart started beat so fast after that. Here I thought it could not get any more awkward oh but it did. I need more I felt as if I was in the same boat as him. He thirst for blood and I thirst for his lips on mine. It seemed silly but I could not get enough. Sapphire was still on top of me and I could not stare at him. I looked down the entire time until he pulled my head up and made me look into his eyes. “I want you to know you mean more to mean then you may think,” Sapphire said.
“You are more then a meal,” he said after. I was so happy and even wanted to cry. I did not know why but his voice made me feel so many things. It simply made me feel. “I never want to leave your side, you have no idea how allured by you I have become.” he said. I felt so honored and joyful I began to grin. I tried to hide it but I could not stop smiling. “Please don’t I said, don’t go away.” I wanted him to be with me always if he left I would go back to my lonely life. I did not want that for once I wanted to live. I had something to live for even if it was something that was not living itself.
From the moment I met her I could not help feeling so many emotions. I wanted to know her, speak to her, and see her smile. It was her only her, the one thing I longed for and looked for. How could I function without her? She smelled so amazing. She is so beautiful being around her was difficult every single time. If my heart had a beat, it would only beat for her. How could I control myself around her with each passing day I wanted her even more. Could she be only mine one day? Was I being selfish? I needed her but would she ultimately feel the same way about me. I finally got to taste her but that soon became not enough. I finally got to kiss her when my patience reached its limit. I was not thinking all I wanted was to have her even if it was not fair or against her will, I could not control myself. I had to have it. Her lips were so warm it almost made me feel warm inside. Her skin is so soft and her radiance leaped off her making me more enticed. I wanted more but had to resist I did not want to hurt her. She was special to me more then anything ever was or would be. I need her to know that. I need to show her that. Kissing her again was an accident, my two desires mixed in one. Her lip drenched in blood was my horrific aphrodisiac. Two things I lusted over I knew I would lose control but I did not care. For that moment I could have it all and feel no regret. I can only hope that is all I need for now. She was more then blood to me she was my everything. I would never put her in harms way I would never let anyone take her away. If this is how my brother felt I could understand how he became mad but I was not afraid. Her lips were my safe haven, nothing else matter. -Sapphire
The calm before the storm
It was Sunday, I did not know if I should be happy, nervous, scared, anxious, or all of the above. I had to much to worry about. I had something to be happy about and something to be nervous and anxious about. Ella, Sapphire, Lauren… there names ran across my mind over and over. I could not pick just one to devote my thoughts to. I sat there on my bed just anxiously thinking about everything and anything that had happened or would. I was over thinking things to much but looking at my closet door I began to calm down. I ran into the shower, as I stood there her face kept flashing in my head. Was she haunting me beyond her comatose state? I wondered. Did she posses the strength and ability to threaten me from wherever she laid. I tried to brush those thoughts off with a lovely tune. That is until I wondered if my guest could hear me from the hiding spot. I quickly stopped and finished up. Oh my! My roommate was becoming somewhat of a handful. I got dressed and brushed my hair but still thought of the person sleeping behind that door over there. I thought about opening it maybe by accident or maybe I needed something from inside. Even if I had many excuses, I had a feeling he would read right through them. I kept on with my day, went downstairs for breakfast and a quick session of table hockey with a saltshaker between my sisters and me. I had no other option but to go upstairs. I stepped onto the first step and my mother forcibly grabbed my arm and pulled me back down. “Um Amelia, we are going to the Morgan’s house for dinner tonight I hope you can manage a night alone unless its just to hard for you maybe you could go to a friends house, that is if you have any,” she rambled. I wanted to laugh but thought it would be a declaration of war. I just stood there taking it all in as once she finished said “fine.” My family always goes out as a family without me. I did not mind why would I want to go somewhere lame anyways. The Morgan’s were my parents oldest friends they’ve known each other for years now and have a lot in common, there assholes too. I guess that would mean one night that I did not have to worry about noise. They always came home late. I raced back upstairs a little more chipper now. I still did not want to wake up Sapphire but I did not know what else to do. Jeez did I really have no life that the only thing I do or have in life is vampires. Well it could be worse and could be plenty of people out there who would want a vampire to play with. That thought made me chuckle. Well I was finally feeling calm and normal but I then felt my phone vibrate. No surprise it was Lauren saying “good morning.” I pondered if I did not reply would he think I was busy and not ask about our plan to hang out. It was risky and I laid my phone back on the bed but then another text came in. “See you at 6.”
I looked at my watch over and over, I did not know if I wanted the time to go by fast or slow down before it turned six. I waited until it was 5:30pm and got dressed again, into jeans and a blouse with longer sleeves. I was worried and anxious. I was hoping Sapphire would not notice I was getting ready. It was still a bit bright outside so Sapphire stayed in the closet with the door opened. He fell in and out of sleep. I looked at him sleeping there, he looked peaceful and like an angel. It was now 5:50pm and my heart started racing. Sapphire leaped up and asked me “what’s wrong.” I took a deep breath and said,
“I have to go out for a little while.”
“Once the sun sets I can meet you there,” he said.
“No, no that’s ok I’ll be fine and meet you back here,” I said back. He looked puzzled but did not say anything back. I told him I would go downstairs to get some water and if I did not come back up it is because I left. I also told him to stay in my room if possible make no sound and I would be back soon. I went to the kitchen grabbed a glass and went to the sink turning on the filter. As I poured my glass with water, my mother came in. I drank the water as she spoke trying desperately to get her to go away.
“Are you going somewhere, well lets hope its not to walk aimlessly around town alone we don’t need anyone seeing you thinking your really that pathetic now do we.” I finished my water as she walked away I thought to myself “I timed that nicely,” I really did not want to say anything back and cause a fight. I received another text from Lauren; he was outside waiting for me. I walked outside and got into his car then we drove off. “You have no idea how happy I am,” Lauren said.
“Oh,” I replied.
“So do you like ice-cream?” he asked.
“Yeah I guess,” I said as I raised my eyebrows.
“I’m sorry I just don’t know what to talk about,” he responded.
“It’s okay,” I said.
I was so nervous I guess besides being someone’s late night snack I really have not been with a guy. I mean I have never been on a date. I really cannot count being around the brothers as a date. Even if I did this would be first time with someone who was not dead. We stayed quiet from then on until we reached bayside. After we parked and walked up to the ice cream shop, he began to ask me more questions.
“Did you always live here,” he asked.
I told him no I was born in Los Angeles, California and left when I was about nine. Therefore, I told him I guess then yes I grew up here so you can count that as always being here. He laughed and we went on to order our ice cream. He got a simple vanilla cone and I got a cup of strawberry and chocolate with gummy bears. He liked my choice and said it looked good. I questioned his choice but then realized that is what Lauren was. Vanilla, simple but still good. I was actually having a good time sitting there eating ice cream with him. After we finished them, we went for a walk outside on the sidewalk in front of bayside. Once we reached the water fountain, we sat down.
“I grew up in Tampa,” Lauren said.
“Tampa, that’s nice,” I said.
“Yeah sometimes I miss it but right now I guess I’m glad we moved down here,” he said.
“Oh I miss it all the time, being in L.A. with my grandparents,” I told him. I really did miss it, it was probably the only time I felt part of a family. Only time I felt happy and alive.
“Do you want to go back?” he asked.
I thought about it and figured why go back I have something here now.
“I guess not at this moment,” I replied. He smiled at me I guess he did not get that I meant it because of someone else not him. The time went by so fast it was now eight and I kept getting anxious. I wanted to go home it was dark out and I thought I could go out with the brothers now. I did not want to be mean to Lauren but what else could I do. I had to choose and right now, what I wanted was to spend time with Sapphire.
“I should go home,” I told him.
“Okay I wished we could have done more but I’m glad we got to hang out,” he said.
“I’m glad we got to hang out to,” I said back.
“I want to spend more time with you when you have time,” he told me.
“Um I guess we can,” I said.
“ Really I’m glad, please it would mean so much to me I feel really good with you around and I just want to be around you, oh wow that sounded like to much huh but I just mean we should be friends, good friends that hang out,” he continued to say.
I just nodded and said “sure.” I had begun to blush as I replayed what Lauren had just said to me. If I were to have an actually friend to hang with I guess I was glad it would be him.
Lauren then took me home. Parked outside my house I got out of the car and headed to the front door. Lauren quickly got out and ran in front of me. He stared straight into my eyes and smiled.
“Thanks for today,” he said.
“No problem,” I responded. He then came towards me and kissed me on my cheek. I was so still I did not know what to do. He told me to have a goodnight and I told him the same back. He went back to his car and drove off. I was so nervous to enter the house it took me a good minute to step inside. I finally was inside and I noticed my family was gone. I was happy but still nervous. I ran upstairs and went to my room. My heart again began to beat fast. I opened the door and sitting on my bed were the brothers. From the moment there eyes hit mine they never once parted. I wanted to look away but it almost became difficult with every passing moment. Finally, Crow spoke “How was your date,” he said. Sapphire quickly got up and looked away. He looked out the window maybe hoping this would all go away as I was hoping it would. I took a deep breath in and said “huh.” I was not trying to play stupid but what else could I say.
“So,” Crow said.
“How did you know I want out with someone,” I said.
“Sapphire heard you,” Crow answered. I took another deep breath and tried to understand what crow just said. Well they are vampires that meant they were bound to have some special abilities like those that you see in movies. “Lauren is a friend from school we went out for ice cream,” I said. Sapphire turned back around and looked at me then at the ground. “You are free to do what you like,” he said. Then he lifted his head back up. “I know but I came back early so I could …. be with you guys,” I said. They all then smiled at me and I felt a lot better. “Don’t I feel special,” Demetrius said with this very sarcastic tone.
“Well I’m thirsty,” Crow burst out.
“Hush boy,” Demetrius said to him as he nudged him.
“I’m here,” I said as I smiled. They all laughed.
I walked over to the bed and put out my arm in front of crow. Crow then grabbed my arm and bit me on my upper arm. I gasped, it was much rough then usual but the intensity became very serene as I cleared my mind. Demetrius once again had to stop him before I passed out. Demetrius waited a good while before he drank. He grabbed my other arm and pressed his fangs as gently as he could on my skin. Then the pierced my skin and the feeling of euphoria came rushing back. Demetrius unlike the other two drank quicker and much less. Once he was done, he got up and stared at Sapphire. As if giving him the signal or saying you are up. My heartbeat became slower and I think Sapphire noticed he seemed to frown for just a second. He did not come towards me or say anything. I just assumed he would wait like Demetrius so I offered to show them around the entire house. “So you guys want a tour of your home?” I asked. They all grinned at each other and then at me. I thought maybe that it was because while my family slept they could have walked around.
I showed them my parent’s room and Sapphire said that was his old room. I had a look of excitement and astonishment on my face. “I wish I could have seen it,” I told him. We walked over to my sisters rooms and Crow pointed out how glad he was bunk beds were not around when he was young. He said sleeping underneath Demetrius could have been mortifying. “We are close but I would never want to be so confined in such tight quarters while we sleep,” Crow said. I laughed just thinking about them sharing a room. Even as kids, I bet they were a riot. I asked Sapphire who slept in my sister’s room. He said “a friend.”
“So Demetrius and Crow slept in my room?” I asked. I had thought well my room was a bit bigger then my sisters. I was surprised I did not have the smallest room. Even though my sister’s room was far from small just smaller then mine.
“No, Crow and Demetrius eventually moved into your sisters room,” Sapphire said. I was starting to get confused. I guess they did not grow up here. I did not really think they did but maybe I had imagined they lived here before they turned into vampires. I guess that was not the case.
“We kept this house for somewhat years until we finally sold it so I lived here with other .. people then Crow and Demetrius,” Sapphire said. Well I guess they had to have a home could not be nomads forever.
“So then one of your friend slept in my room then/” I asked. Sapphire looked at my doorway then at the floor and then finally responded “yeah.” I did not know what was wrong he stayed quiet after that.
“It couldn’t have been Ella’s room could it.” I thought to myself. I let it go and said we should continue and go downstairs. They each wondered by themselves around the kitchen and living room. Finally, Crow and Demetrius sat on my couch and began to watch television. Looking at them sitting there was sort of interesting and funny. They almost seemed human. Well in some way the still were just dead humans now.
Sapphire took me by my hand and led me back upstairs. He sat me on my bed and then leaned close to me. He put his lips on me and kissed me. He smelled so good almost like a nature fragrance spray. Like one of those that smell like rain. It seems like an unusual smell to say smells amazing but it did. His lips were so nice I just wanted them to stay on mine forever. He then got up, grabbed my hand, and bit me on my palm by my thumb. He held down my other arm and kept me lying on the bed. I wanted to shout but did not want to make so much noise. It felt better then before and better then his brothers. I almost wanted to cry. He finally stopped and said, “I want you to be mine.” He kissed me so passionately I almost fainted. My heart started to beat fast. Sapphire laid his hand on my heart and said, “I have never felt anything so lovely and pure.” I wanted to cry and for a moment, I did. He wiped away my tears and kissed me once more. “Your eyes are so captivating,” he said. I put my arms around him and held him tight. I did not want to let go. I finally found my reason to live. He was the reason I made it to today and the reason I would continue. He gave me happiness from the moment I saw him and until the end of time. I let him go and he let me sit up I went to my headboard and laid back. “I want to be yours, only yours,” I told him. He smiled and came closer. He grabbed my hand and said he wanted to tell me some things. “I feel like since coming up with arrangement we haven’t had a chance to talk or introduce ourselves properly. My name is Sapphire Mikhailovich Aleksandrov and I am 25 years old. My mother was born in the Holy Roman Empire in 1303 and my father was born in Moscow in 1301,” he told me. All I could say back was wow but I guess that was called for. I knew he looked older then me but I did not think it was by so much. It finally dawned to me that he was probably hundreds of years older so I should not be so freaked out but my face still showed I was shocked. He continued telling me about him. “I have been 25 for over 600 years so I am roughly 687 years old. You almost want to stop counting after the first 100 years. I was born in 1325 in Moscow, I was born again in 1350 which is also the date I died,” he said. I became very sad looking at his face it was filled with sadness too.
“3 months before my 25th birthday my parents died of the black death. I should tell you though my parents suffered because of that plague and they deserved to die peaceful. I could not end their life even if it would have stopped there suffering. I rather know they died from the plague then by the hands of my younger brother,” he told me. I was so surprised I did not know what I was reacting to it all hit me at once and I could not help feeling overwhelmed. “I need you to know I loved my parents and I love my brother. My younger brother killed my parents so they would not spread the disease onto us. Once they began to show symptoms, we knew we had to leave them but I did not want to. I never wanted to kill them, I knew that the chance of there survival was minimal but I could not bare to part with them. I tried for years to forgive my brother and see his way but all I saw was my parent’s killer. My mother’s fingers were black from the gangrene and both my mother and father had buboes on there legs. My father could barely breathe and I knew in a few days they would pass but my brother feared that we could be infected if we tended to them ourselves. Around that time, the plague was spreading rapidly and no one knew why or how exactly but we knew it spread like wildfire. We did not have much money so taking them to quarantine medical facility they had established was not a possibility. We tried to tend to them but there symptoms progressed quickly. After there 4th day from what we thought was there initial infection date we took our belongings and a few of my parent’s things and prepared to leave. I told my parents that I loved them and my last goodbye and stepped out our home. As I stood outside, I could hear my brother saying his goodbyes and saying, “I will stop your suffering and see you in our next life.” He stepped out and pushed me aside. My brother set the house on fire and burned my parents alive. It seemed harsh at the time and still does at some points but I try to cope with what was. I do not know maybe you hearing his might make me see if what he did was cruel or was it a mercy killing. I could not tell for so many years and still cant. Well as I turned 25, I met an immortal named Paul or well back then was know as Lucius Velleius Paulus. He was called Paul by the time I met him. He saved me from myself and gave me a reason to see life in a different light,” he explained. I thought that was nice, that is how I see Sapphire, as someone who saved me and helped me see life for what it could be. “He turned me into a vampire and I followed him for many centuries across Europe before we came to America. He also turned my brother when he turned 19 he was reluctant to do so but I could not let my brother wander around by himself. Well this is it for now do you have any questions?” he asked. I did have one. “So Sapphire your Russian but your name is so beautiful and unique, why?” I asked. He smiled at me and said, “Oh that was my mother she was a lapidary and so was her father. She loved gems and stones so much her children were named after two of her favorites, funny story huh.” I laughed and agreed with him, his mother seemed great though. Since I met him, I have never seen Sapphire so happy and energetic. He was great and I loved every moment I have to be with him.
“ So then why don’t you have an accent?” I asked.
“ Oh well that is years and years of hard work, I hardly sound like a Russian anymore but I hope I don’t sound like an American,” he said.
I laughed for awhile but he didn’t he was even unique in that aspect. His voice was mature and wise. It was sweet, gentle, strong and manly. I don’t know how to describe it but it wasn’t American I think you could still tell he was European well at least I think so.
“That is my story then well part of it,” he said. I jumped into his arms and kissed him. “You’re amazing in every way Amelia,” he told me. This was an amazing night and perfect moment. It could last forever and I would not mind being with him made everything slow down, move fast, and skip back and forth. It was crazy and unusual but normal. It contradicted itself over and over but we were something beyond logic. Something beyond my grasp but I would hold on to it… forever.
Out of nowhere Crow and Demetrius came running upstairs. “Your parents are coming home,” they said instantaneously. I told them to close the door and asked them to stay in my closet if they wanted to. All three could fit close side by side but they would fit. Sapphire said they should all go for today but told me not to worry night would come back soon enough. First Crow and Demetrius jumped out the window Sapphire wanted to tell me something first. “I will forever be yours,” he said. He then leaned in to kiss me. It took him awhile to stop but finally brushed my hair back and said goodbye. I did not want him to go, held his arm, and felt it slide out of mine until he was completely out the window. I began to miss him from that moment on. It was silly I know but he was easy to miss even for a minute, a day or a few hours. I heard my parents come home and I went to lie in my bed. I could hear my parents putting my sisters to sleep. Once they closed their bedroom door, I heard my parents talking outside my bedroom door. “I swear could the Morgan’s talk about anything else but Amelia its like they enjoy humiliating me,” she said.
“Well there kids do go to her school,” my dad said.
“Oh yes there kids who are all perfect while my daughter is worse then a wallflower and a loner combined,” she said.
“She is just a teenager who needs to find herself,” my dad told my mom.
“She needs to stop being so embarrassing and ugh she needs to just go away,” she said.
“You are being ridiculous and this .. ,” my father said before he was interrupted by my mother slap. She slapped him in the chest but hard enough that I heard.
“Let go to bed before you wake our girls,” my father said.
“Yes before 3 of my girls and 1 mistake wake up,” my mom said.
I did not know why my mom hated me so much, I wondered if my sisters were loners when they grew up would she hate them too. Well they had each other so they should be fine. At least I had gone away I had gone to a place where I could be happy and far away from her and her words. They did not affect me anymore I was above it I was in the clouds with the brothers soaring through the skies where no one could reach me or hurt me. I finally fell asleep but before that I sighed at the fact it would be Monday when I opened my eyes.
Another school day and I did not look forward to it but it could make the day go by faster then sitting at home. I took a shower and got dressed soon after I went downstairs to eat some cereal and drink some cranberry juice. My mother rolled her eyes at me at least 6 times during breakfast but she could see I did not care. As soon as I finished I could move fast enough to head out the door. To my estonishment, Lauren was parked right outside again. I was beginning to think this would be an everyday occurrence especially since what happened yesterday. I was starting to feel a little nervous; what if Sapphire knew just because he cannot come out in the daylight does not mean I should keep this from him or pretend as if it does not count. Well Lauren is just my friend and I could never see him as more how could he compare to Sapphire. Lauren got out of his car and opens the passenger side door before I had even stepped forward or agreed to go with him. I looked at him then quickly looked away. He smiled and laughed then said, “We are going to be late.” I rolled my eyes and said “yeah.” I got into his car and we headed to school.
He usually kept both hands on the wheel but today he left his arm on the center console so it was right beside mine the entire ride. It was a bit awkward but one it was his car and two it was not a movie theater where I could just push his hand off and claim the hand rest as mine. I did not know what to do it seemed to get closer and closer like he was pushing my arm off but it wasn’t harsh or rude just gentle. Like a cat grazing it, face on its owners leg. I seriously wanted to move my arm but I could not I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it so I just dealt with it. As soon as I saw the school from a distance, I let out a deep breath of relief. It felt like I was holding it in this entire time. So as soon as he parked I got out and just said see ya and slammed the car door behind me. I walked as if I was jogging and headed for the front doors. I saw Karen and Erica sitting on the rails by the front door so I went up to them.
“You got a ride from Lauren again,” Erica said.
“Yeah,” I told her. She starred at me with this weird look and tilted her head to the side and then to the other and smiled.
“Yeah, huh that’s nice I guess,” she said then. I was confused and annoyed by her attitude I did not do anything wrong or unusual. Well it was unusual for me to be with anyone else besides them but still he is my friend. Still was not sure if I wanted another friend but this was the start of my new life as a positive person and friends of all kind or welcome. I really wanted to change and be better if Sapphire knew I was a loner he probably change the way he saw me or even felt about me. I did not want that or would let that happen.
The first bell rang and before I could rush outside Lauren brushed by me. I was keeping an eye out for him but I must have lost him. He surprised me by showing up right behind me. As he brushed by me, he turned and gently ran his index finger on my cheek and said, “You shouldn’t run off like that.” I was in shock until Erica bumped into me and pushed me inside. I was too worried to see who saw and began to get angry. Oh, I wish I could have slapped him. He had some nerve doing that so I guess maybe he was just like other guys. I started to think about our date on Sunday and smiled but then quickly frowned when I remember Sapphires reaction and what Lauren did just now. I grabbed my books from my locker and headed to homeroom. Classes were boring as usual; I was just looking forward to lunch. Sometime Erica, Karen and I force Sarah to come with us off campus to have lunch but today we just ate in the cafeteria. Sitting there staring at my meatloaf and corn I decided to just eat the pizza and apple Karen bought me. As I ate my lunch Kevin, Paul, Trey and Vincent came by our table. Kevin began to talk like the jerk he was.
“ You know Erica if you just looked a little more like a girl you know had long hair and stop dressing like Goth head case I might actually think you were hot,” Kevin said to Erica. She just smiled at him and continued eating. You could see since he was not getting attention he got more agitated. He then turned to Karen who was sitting on my right. “Well it’s a shame you’re only a six compared to this one who with a bit more personality would be a definite twelve,” he said. Kevin was talking about Karen and me. I ignored him and looked at Sarah. She was a few minutes away from having a break down and probably hope as I did, that Kevin dare not saying something about her. He then looked at her and before he could open his mouth, I said, “You seriously should take your boyfriends and play somewhere else.” He smiles, comes close to my face and then said, “We could all play together you and us four.” I then noticed someone standing behind me. I turned around it was Lauren, his face looked so angry I could almost feel the fury he was feeling. He pushed Kevin away from me and said, “What’s your problem you have nothing better to do then be a creeper.” Everyone in a hearing distance laughed and Kevin raised his hand as if he was going to punch Lauren but Lauren anticipated it and push his hand back and punched him instead. The other guys looked at his face and just walked away but Lauren still angry bent down and said “I really don’t want to hurt you little boy, well not to much.” Lauren then stepped and Kevin’s arm and kicked him twice in the stomach. Everyone at that point start to scream and shout. I grabbed Laurens arm and turned him around telling him to stop. He looked at me, smiled, and said “your okay,” and then I just said yes.
I was looking at my computer screen deciding what to do until it gets dark. I relived every moment of today’s school events. Events as if it was something good or eventful even. It was more terrify and shocking. I always knew behind Laurens smile and gentle face there was darkness. I mean it is not obvious but sometimes you can see his smile be more wicked then sweet. He definitely was more then what he seemed. I did not know what exactly that other part of him was but it scared me. It scared me more then the brothers and them being vampires. It scared me more then Ella at this point because I did not know I did not know anything. Who was he? What was he? Unanswered questions I might never know because how could I ask or find out. Oh, I was freaked out and nothing could comfort me, nothing and no one.
It was now 10:30pm I felt sleepy so I just laid down and took a nap. Around 11:15pm, I heard I loud thump and I woke up. The brothers had jumped onto my bedroom floor from the window.
“You should really close your window before you get robbed or worse violated,” Crow said jokingly.
Everyone laughed but Sapphire he just punched Crow in the arm and pushed him. I could not contain myself and I hugged Sapphire. “Are you okay?” he asked. I looked down and then just changed the subject.
“I don’t know why you can’t come earlier then midnight,” I said. They looked at me and said together
“Pile of ash.” I laughed
“I know but I mean the sun goes down around 7 or 7:30 so why not sooner then later,” I replied.
“Your parents, we wake up late, you can wait,” Sapphire, Demetrius and Crow said. I think you can tell which said which. I was happy when they were around. I did not answer back but I knew they would try harder to come sooner from now on. I had forgotten to do my homework, which made me sad, and Crow ragged on me for now wasting there time. Even though he was just messing with me, he was right. I have to do those things early so my time with them is for them. I worked on my homework as Crow and Demetrius watched TV in my room. Sapphire sat next to me on my bed as I did my homework. Starring at me and smiling. I looked up once in awhile and did the same. Flirting with him was fun, cute and made me blush. Once I was finished, we decided to go downtown. Seeing all the skyscarpers lit up was pretty but nothing was more amazing then the stars and moon. It was somewhat hard to see with the bright lights but I could make out a few. Then we went up a parking lot building and Sapphire told me to close my eyes. Therefore, I did and then he picked me up and I was in his arms. I felt him leap off the building and onto another and then another.
I opened my eyes a little and I saw the brothers next to us flying. They were just jumping but it looked like they were flying. We finally land on another roof and he put me down and told me to open my eyes. We were so high up. I could see the moon so clearly. It was beautiful and the stars were easier to spot. Demetrius and Crow noticed a club on the other side of the building we were on. “It’s your lucky day, you can have a day off,” Crow said. Then he nudged Demetrius and told him to “come on.” they jumped off the building and probably went to go prey on some poor girl at the club. I was happy and nervous being there with Sapphire. We could hear the music from the club from up there and Sapphire tried to get me to dance as he had already started to. I laughed and smiled the entire time.
“So you know how to dance?” I asked.
“Of course,” he said.
“Nice and you can dance like you really were born in this century huh,” I said.
“I have to learn to adapt as the times call for,” he told me.
“Cool and your good at it,” I said. I stayed starring at him while he danced. This was nice it was like a dream but I was glad it was not. It was real.
“I love you,” Sapphire said so unexpectedly. I stayed quiet and smiled so hard my cheeks hurt.
“I love you too,” I replied. He came towards me and kissed me while he held me in his arms, tight.
I could hear the song playing in the club. It was an old song by Mary J Blidge called “Be without you” it was so pretty and fit perfectly with the mood. It was like a movie and that was the perfect song for this scene. I did not want to be without him and I was in love with him. We then danced together to the fast and slow songs that played next. This Spanish song came on and we heard a line from it saying he would give her the moon if that were the price of her love. Therefore, Sapphire said, “I would give you the moon if that’s what you wanted.” I laughed and kissed him on the cheek.
“I believe the moon belongs to a lot of girls by now but thank you I just want to look at it with you,” I said.
“Fair enough I rather have you and look at you,” he said back.
“So how do you know Spanish?” I asked him.
“I know 8 languages,” he answered.
“Oh wow you really do adapt,” I said.
“Yes, so how do you know Spanish senorita?” he asked.
“Oh well my mom is Guatemalan and well as you can tell my dad is American, My mom was born there so she is Hispanic and taught me Spanish along with my grandma. Know a days my mom and I hardly speak Spanish though but I like being biracial it’s nice,” I explained to him.
He laughed and said, “It is nice.”
I looked into his eyes and then began to pull down my strap from my tank top. My bra strapped slipped along with it and Sapphire leaned in and kissed me on my chest. He then pierced my skin and drank my blood. I was going into euphoria it felt amazing as I remembered. His arms were wrapped around me so he was pressing against my body more. With him by my side, I was more then content with my life. I would never let go or give up. Once he was done, he kissed me and I kissed him back. The guys finally came back up and said it was 3am and we should go back to my house. Therefore, we headed back this time as we jumped off the roof I kept my eyes open. In his arms, I felt safe and secure. It was an adventure and an extreme view. The feeling was a bit hard to handle but it was amazing feeling as if I could fly. This was the best feeling in the world.
Sapphire was the only one who came in my room this time. He told me to have a goodnight and kissed me goodbye. He said he would definitely stay tomorrow but he had something to do while it was still dark. I was okay with that I had a great night so I kissed him one more and said goodbye aswell.
In the morning, I was still sleepy and did not want to wake up but I had to do I. Same routine I took a shower and got dressed for school. Today though I felt bubbly unlike my usual sort of mopey self and wore a sundress to school. I had breakfast and then headed out the door. Lauren was there again I was more then surprised I thought for sure he would avoid me as I planned to do to him. He opened his car door and I got in. I was still curios and was hoping he would explain himself.
“I’m sorry for yesterday even if I wanted to defend you I should have not been so rough with Kevin,” he said right out the bat.
“Its okay I guess I was just surprised,” I told him.
“I know how to defend myself Amelia,” he said.
“Okay I guess but you didn’t have to be so aggressive and vindictive,” I said angrly.
“I’m sorry but I was taught to never back down and never show fear,” he said.
I was shocked and scared.
“I don’t know who would teach you that or why but it’s not good,” I told him.
“I’m sorry just know I would never let anyone hurt you,” he told me.
“Thank you,” I replied and he just laughed.
“My dad,” he said suddenly.
“Huh,” I said back.
“My dad taught me to fight and defend myself,” he told me.
“Oh well good but just be careful and don’t get hurt,” I said.
“I won’t and I have to stay strong, for you,” he said.
He smiled and I could not help smiling back.
“You look really nice,” he then said to me.
“Thank you I am glad you like it,” I said sarcastically.
We finally arrive at school and we parted ways as we got out the car. I was whistled at as I walked up the stairs past Kevin and the guys. I reached Karen and Erica, Karen said she thought I was trying to hard and I looked okay. I knew she was scared and jealous, if I actually started to dress more feminine and tried as she said I would more then I do know take the attention she gets away from her. She saw how the guys paid more attention to me then usual. She did not speak to me the rest of the day, which I did not mind it was a lot less bitchy today without her comments and remarks. Sarah was out sick today lucky her so it was just Erica and me today. She also did not like me wearing a dress I guess she thought if I turned into Karen, I would either ditch her and Sarah or be just as a bitch to them as Karen was to them. I would never change and be like Karen even if I dressed like this more I would not be a she-devil. School went by slow but as soon as I noticed, it was over. Lauren found me before I headed to the train so he offered to take me home. I went with him but then he told me he wanted to take me to his house first if I did not mind. I was reluctant to say yes but because I had less homework today I decided, it was a good way to kill time.
His house was nice it was a two-story house with a back house and a side garage. It was a nice yellow color and had a pretty porch wrapping around the whole house. It also had a balcony it was a cool house. We went inside and Lauren introduces me to his mother and father. They seemed so nice friendlier then my parents. Laurens Father Morgan Mitchell was a tall mascualar 49-year-old man. He had light silver hair and grey eyes he did not look old at all he looked just as handsome as Lauren did. Laurens mom Delilah Mitchell was just as pretty. She had raven black hair and light green eyes. She was only alittle shorter then her husband and was very thin she almost looked fragile. Her voice was so soft it sounded like a child but adorable and kind. Lauren had three brothers, Chase, David, William. Chase was 13, David was 11 and William was six. They all had Black hair and green eyes they could all be twins at how cute they all were. His family seemed just like mine except the opposite. They were the happy version. His mother was cooking dinner while they younger kids played hockey in the front porch with there dad. Lauren then took me upstairs and showed me his room. It was big and bright, full of bold colors, red, blue and silver. He had had a cool sword collection hanging on the wall behind his bed. I asked him if he was scared of them falling and chopping his head off while he slept. He said no because he could handle any danger. He compares himself to spiderman and being able to sense evil and danger. He had weights in the corner of his room and even a punching bag. It was definelty a guys room but it was as manly as it was nerdy. He had a huge bookshelf on the side of the wall with books on almost everything. He had mediaval book, science books, astronomy books, historical books, fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and everything else you can think of. It was a cool room. He asked me if I wanted to sit on the desk and do my homework with him. I said sure and we began to do our homework together. We finished doing our homework at around six and then his mom called us downstairs and invited me to dinner. I said I would stay only because I liked the feeling of family. She made pot roast, salad, and rice. For dessert, she made a homemade apple pie that smelled amazing. I was so full I could not move it was one of the best meals I ever had and that includes the ones I have cooked. After dinner, I helped Ms. Mitchell with the dishes while the boys went outside to play football. It was so extraordinary how this family spent so much time together. When we were done Ms. Mitchell called everyone inside and the boys went to go do there homework and Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Mitchell went upstairs as well to relax. Lauren decided to take me outside and show me the rest of the house. We walked all around the porch and showed me where he likes to paint in the back of the porch. He showed me his easel canvas facing the sky and you could see the lovely sunset and birds flying by. It was a beautiful scenery and perfect place to paint. He then wanted to show me the back house. We walked to the back house. It was a spacious room with a couch and TV. It had many old paintings on the wall that was somewhat eerie. They were all of executions or death. They were all scary to look at for more then a few minutes. I did not know what to think but this definetly changed the vibe of the house and the whole family.
His mother called Lauren and I began to walk out the house with him but he told me to stay and wait but to not touch anything. I did not want to stay in this room but I did not want to be rude. I did not want to look at the creepy paintings anymore so I just looked down at the wooden floor. Not noticing where I had stepped I tripped over a rug that revealed a hidden door underneath. I quickly threw the rug back on top of it and crawled backwards away from it. I hit my elbow on the shelf that was by the door. As I got up I had to support myself so I grabbed on to shelve. As I popped myself up I bumped myself on the shelf and the shelf went inwards on the wall. Then suddenly down came new walls on every side of the room. Four new walls suddenly fell from the ceiling. The room now was dark only being lit by a chadalier on the ceiling. To my astonisment, the walls were covered with weapons. No more paintings or light fixtures. Nothing but knives, swords, and guns. There were other weapons I did not recognize but I did not want to look at them any longer. I ran out of the room and did not even bother to say goodbye or pretend I did not see anything. I ran home. I looked at my cell phone it was 8:45pm and I had a bit of a walk left before I made it home. I was still running so fast I couldn breathe. I almost fell acouple of times I did not know what to do or think I just want to go home. I wanted to cry not only because of what I saw but also because of Sapphire. I could have been home waiting for him instead of being in that house. Was all of that a lie his perfect family what was that then. I finally reached my house at about 9:15 and I went straight in. My mother was in the kitchen and rushed towards me as I stood there at the front door. She began to yell at me because I did not pick up my little sister and I tried to explain to her that they do not need me to walk them 15 steps to the front door. She then raised her hand and slapped me hard across my face. It hurt and got bright red. I opened the door behind me and walked out. I sat there on the steps crying. This day could not get any worse I thought to myself. I did not know why this was happening but I wanted it to stop. I could not take it anymore I wanted to scream and go to my room. I then noticed Lauren running towards me. I could not run away and I was to scared to run back into my house so I just stood there frozen. Lauren finally reached me on the steps and began to apologize over and over. He explained that his family just hunts deer sometimes but that the creepy hiddenness of it is just so his younger brothers did not find the weapons and try to play with them. I tried to understand and believe him but my face hurt and I could not think. I was holding onto my cheek when he pulled my hand down and asked me what happened. I told him nothing and asked him to let me go. He told me if we could talk and I just snapped telling him to leave me alone. That is when out of nowhere Sapphire showed up and pushed Lauren to the grown.
“I don’t want you to come near Amelia anymore..ever,” Sapphire told Lauren.
“Stop,” I yelled out.
“Please Amelia just list.. ,” Lauren said but then abruptly stopped.
“I’m sorry Amelia, I’ll talk to you later,” Lauren said as he walked away.
“That dude just didn’t get it, huh,” Crow said. I was so shocked that I could not even be happy Sapphire was here. Sapphire grabbed my hands and kissed my cheek. Crow and Demetrius just said hi to me and then walked me to the back of my house. Sapphire picked me up and flew into my bedroom window. I was so sad I could not stop crying. No one said a word to me and I did not say anything to neither of them. I finally wiped away my tears and looked at Crows face he looked thirsty. I went downstairs to grab three glasses and a knife and came back upstairs. Sapphire tried to speak I guess to stop me but he noticed my emotionleess face and stopped. I grabbed the knife and cut my forearm. I let the blood fill each cup half way. It hurt a lot but I almost could not feel it and I tried not to pay attention so much to the pain. I put the cups down at the edge of my bed and offered them to the brothers. They hesitated to drink them but the aroma brought them closer until they could not take it anymore and they drank it. Even Sapphire could not take it he tried to resist but ended up drinking the blood, last but he drank it. After they drank it, Sapphire took his shirt off and wrapped it around my arm. He looked at his brothers and they decided to leave. Sapphire told me if he could cry he would be crying right now. He kissed me on my forehead and I began to cry again. I hugged him and said I was sorry and so happy he came to see me earlier.
“You had me worried,” he told me.
“I’m sorry I shouldn’t have…,” I tried to say I should not have gone with Lauren but I did not want to think about him right now.
“Its okay, I love you but don’t be so rash and next time let us drink from someone else, I never want to see you bleed like that,” he said.
“I love you so much,” I sobbed.
“I know,” he replied.
“Without you I am weak remember that,” he told me.
“I think I am vulnerable without you,” I said.
“Let me always be by your side,” I cried and pleaded to him.
“Always,” he said softly.
The bleeding finally stopped and I fell asleep in his arms.
In the morning, my mother came into my room and saw the bloody shirt and me still sleeping and my arm cut. I belive she thought I was a cutter but I did not care she should feel bad for what she did. I told her I was not going to school and she just nodded her head. I bet she just did not want anyone to see my arm and hoped the scar would go away after today. Last thing she need was to be more embarrassed by me. My family then went to work and school. The thick curtains were still on my window so that meant Sapphire was in my closet. Of course then he popped out and said “good morning.” I smiled and asked him to lay with me. He began to sing to me as I drifted back to sleep. His voice was so soft and elegant it was nice to listen to. Once school started, I guess Lauren noticed I did not show up because he began to text me I couldn’t fall asleep. Sapphire suggested throwing it at the wall. I turned my phone off and then jumped on top of Sapphire and began to kiss him repeatedly. This kisses then became more passionate and intense. He kissed my neck then my chest then my hand.
“I want all of you and much more,” he said to me.
“Will you be mine?” he asked.
I said yes so fast he smiled and I smiled back at him. As we gazed into each other’s eyes, he picked up the knife from last night. He told me not to be afraid. He then grabbed my hand and turned into over. He cut a diagonal line across my palm and the licked it. I giggled because even though it hurt it rather tickled. He then cut a diagonal line across his palm and pressed both our palms together.
“You are me and I am you,” he said.
“You have me and now I have you,” he continued.
“I will love you and protect you for eternity,” he told me.
“I will love you and protect you for eternity,” I told him back.
He then kissed me and I kissed him back. Our palms still interlocked we began to make love. He took my shirt off so gently and kissed my stomach. I took his shirt off next and kissed his lips intenstly and aggressive. He continued to undress me and I undressed him. Soon after that, we were interlocked in another way now. He kissed me over and all over. He thrusted upon me and I gripped my arms tightly around him. Still our palms were pressed together. I felt so complete and more then happy. I wanted to cry but I tried to be brave. We passionately gave ourselves to each other. It was blissful and wonderful. He whispered he loved me and I did the same. I fell asleep in his arms after and it was nice to be able to have him here.
It was now noon and around lunchtime. I told Sapphire when I woke up that I was hungry so I would go make me something to eat and told him to wait for me.
“Where would I go now, Amelia you have me prisoner,” he said. I laughed and went downstairs.
I was making a roast beef sandwich when all of a sudden I heard someone pounding my front door.
“Lauren what the hell are you doing here,” I said to him.
“Move,” he said. He pushed me out of the way and came into my house. He grabbed me and pushed me into the living room. I was telling him to get out but he would not move or speak. Finally, he looked me in the eyes and said, “I don’t know what they did to you but I will help you.” All I said back was what and I tried to get him to leave. I pushed him as far as I could but then he grabbed my arms and pulled out a gun. I was so scared and I screamed out. Sapphire came rushing down stairs it surprised Lauren who did not see anything. “Ha I knew it,” Lauren said.
“Let her go,” Sapphire said.
Sapphire could not come to close so he was standing in the middle of the stairs.
“Let her go,” he yelled out again.
“I knew it, how could you prey on such an innocent girl,” he said to Sapphire.
“I f you don’t let her go,” Sapphire demanded.
“What will you do? If I take her outside your defenseless,” he said back.
“Stop,” I yelled. I tried to push Lauren off me but he had now had me as a shield standing in front of him. His grip was tight around me.
“I won’t let this monster hurt you, from the first moment I saw him I knew what he was Amelia how can you defend him or be around him,” he said to me.
“I don’t care what he is,” I said.
“He must have you compelled,” Lauren said.
“Don’t be stupid boy I will hunt you down if you hurt her,” Sapphire growled at Lauren.
“I don’t want to hurt you Amelia just him,” he said.
I was so scared I did not want anyone to get hurt. I told Sapphire to go upstairs. He resisted and begged me not to. He finally gave in and left.
“Please Lauren stop I love him and I know what he is but why do you care,” I said to him.
“I am a vampire hunter,” Lauren said firmly.
“What! Look Lauren okay I get it it’s your job in a way but he isn’t hurting me,” I said.
“Wow really so your hand and arm are just presents from your boyfriend,” he said snarkly.
“Please I am begging you to just forget about this particular vampire,” I pleaded.
“You want me to forget,” he replied.
I started to cry and said “I don’t want to lose him and if you do kill me then please shoot me too because if you don’t I will just do it myself.”
“I don’t know what it is with girls thinking vampires are awesome, they are monsters and leeches but no girls fall and think hey maybe I’ll get to live forever too,” he told me.
“Okay I get it but I don’t want to live forever I just want to be happy and he makes me happy,” I said to him.
“I could make you happy,” he told me.
“Maybe but you can’t be him can you?” I asked.
“Fine, for you…. I will let him go but if he kills or even steps out of line once I will come back for him,” he said.
“Thank you,” I said.
“Don’t thank me if my father finds out I can’t stop him or his followers from coming for him and you too,” he said.
“Its okay, and wait you didn’t tell your family,” I said.
“No, I was worried about you so I ran here when you didn’t come to school, I was worried he had killed you,” he said.
“Well thanks either way,” I told Lauren as I grabbed his gun and told him to put it away.
“Are there anymore leeches around or with your boyfriend?” he asked me.
“No its just him and I promise he wont do anything bad and if it comes down to it he will leave but just know I will go with him if it comes down to it,” I said.
“Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to that,” Lauren said a little worried.
I went back upstairs and asked Sapphire if he had heard everything. He said yes so I just quickly said lets not worry about anything and be happy. He smiled and kissed me on the top of my head. I then flirtingly said, “I should take a shower.” He grinned and agreed with me. I pulled him into the bathroom and closed the door behind him. I had a grin on my face now and began to take my clothes off. It felt so natural to be with him and do these things with him. He began to take off his clothes too and I climbed into the shower. I turned on the water so it was warm enough. He climbed in after and we stood there for a good minute, just starring at each other. Until he came towards me and kissed me repeatedly. He pressed me up against the shower wall and now the water was falling down on top of us. It was the second most wonderful moment of my life. He picked me up and instantly he was inside me again. I never thought vampires were so needy or energetic when it came to that. He thrusted upon me more and I began to bend my head back. I closed my eyes taking in all of the pleasure and pain. It went faster and faster until he pulled back. He put me down, kissed me on my neck, and then slowly began kissing me lower and lower. He came back up and kissed me on my lips before titling my head and biting my neck. I moaned so loud I was glad my nieghbors were not home. He stopped and cleaned off my wound with some water. He grabbed my soup, washes cloth, and began to clean my arms and legs. We talked about us and how much he loved me. It was so sweet and amazing. He was so gentle I could almost imagine him as a living human. I then took my turn washing him and we continued talking about the future and us. He asked me a lot about where I would like to travel and what I wanted to study. I told him I wanted to see Egypt, Italy, France, Japan, China, Brazil, and even places like New York and Canada. I wanted to see the world but I also told him I was jealous of him. My fasniation in history made me want to see what he has seen. Even if it was gruesome and terrifying I would have like to have lived and seen some of the good parts of history. To which he replied, “Well this is one of the best moments in history.” I laughed and kissed him. We got out of the shower just in time before I got all wrinkly. I got dressed in some sweats and tank top. I told Sapphire I would get him a dress shirt and pants to wear. Of course, it was from my dad but it looked much better on him. Like a true homemaker, I put his clothes in the washer. It was getting late and by that, I mean my family would start coming home soon.
Therefore, I decided to start dinner. I closed the curtains in the kitchen and told Sapphire to sit in the corner where there was a shadow being cast by the refrigerator. He sat there as I cooked and we talked to pass the time. We talked about cooking and how he had tasted many great things and some not so great in his lifetime. I was cooking milanesas, which is, just breaded steak. Which is something my grandmother taught me when she came to visit one summer. I let him taste one once it was done cooking. He seemed to like it I really hope it was tasty and that he wasn’t faking. As I began to feed him he started kissing me. It was getting intense and heading to a dangerous position. He lifted me up and sat me on the counter. He gripped his hand on my thigh and squeezed it. We become lost in the moment until the pan filled with oil began to spatter all over. We looked at each other and laughed. I got down and continued cooking. I looked at the time and it had gone by so fast. It was almost time to go pick up my sisters so I told Sapphire after I ate he should go back to my room. Sapphire and I went upstairs I got dressed in jeans and a cardigan then told him to wait for me here. I was so happy that during the whole walk to the corner all I could think about was this morning. The girls finally came and we walked home then I let them eat soon after they went to play. I went back to my room and found Sapphire reading a book on my bed. He was reading “Tuck Everlasting,” I always that book was so sad.
“ Isn’t this book a bit juvenile for you,” he said.
“ I think its just sad,” I told him.
“ You don’t want to live forever?” he asked me.
I started laughing uncontrollably. Did I, did I want to live forever? A couple of weeks ago all I wanted was for everything to stop. I want to be with Sapphire so isn’t that enough. I was thinking about it to much so I just crawled up to him and threw the book on the floor. We started making out again until I heard my parents come home. Sapphire quickly jumped in the closet when he heard my parents coming towards my door. My mother open my door and started dead hard at me.
“ Atleast you managed to do something on your day off from school,” my mother said.
“Stop,” my dad interjected .
“Well next time you stay home you should clean the entire house not just eat,eat, and eat,” she said.
“ Well I left you some if you want,” I told her.
She slammed her foot on the tile floor and stormed out slamming the door behind them. I then took a breath in and let it out slowly. I don’t know if I was more embarrassed or more disappointed. I knew Sapphire had heard but I hoped he didn’t or atleast pretend not to have heard. He finally came out of the closet and smiled at me. He came closer and gave me a hug not letting go for several minutes. I finally pushed him off gently and told him to tell me about vampire hunters. I had been worried about that and Lauren since he stopped by. “Well I don’t know much but from the ones I’ve met and heard of from the past they can be very dangerous,” he said.
“Can I trust Lauren?” I asked Sapphire. He stayed quiet for such a long time.
“Only you know that,” he told me.
“ I want to trust him but I don’t know him,” I said. He held my hands and I felt better.
“Lets not worry about that for now,” he told me.
“I do not need a reason to be afraid of losing you again,” I explained to him. He embraced me once more and whispered “ I’m here, I’ll always be here no matter what.”
“No matter what,” I repeated. He kissed me on my cheek and went to remove the thick curtains from my window. It was finally dark and I guess his brothers would be on there way.
“What is up,” Crow shouted as he jump into my bedroom. I almost ran to my door to see if anyone had heard him. I definitely think someone heard him but no one came to investigate. I let out a breath of relief and sat back down on my bed. “ Jeez could you please not do that anymore,” I pleaded to Crow.
“ Oh come on I wasn’t that loud,” Crow told me.
“ So what is up?” Crow asked again.
“ What do you know about vampire hunters?” I asked both of the brothers. They looked at me puzzled for a moment.
“ Why, have you met one?” Demetrius asked.
“Sort of,” I said.
“What,” Crow yelled. I wanted to slap him for shouting again.
“Stop yelling just listen, my friend Lauren is a vampire hunter I guess and he tried to kill Sapphire,” I explained. They looked at each other and then at Sapphire.
“ Seriously well Sapphire is still here so he failed,” Crow said.
“Not the point,” Demetrius said.
“It’s not a big deal,” Sapphire said.
“How can you say that I’m worried luckily I told him Sapphire was alone so maybe he will leave it alone,” I said.
“A vampire hunter leave a vampire alone sure right okay,” Crow said sarcastically.
“Crow is right and you should have told him we were here we are not scared and will not let our brother face them alone,” Demetrius said firmly.
“No one is facing anyone we will also leave it alone.. for now,” Sapphire said.
I was so worried about everything I didn’t know what to think. I just want to go back to this morning. I want everyone to be okay and safe even Lauren.
“Please just don’t do anything stupid leave Lauren and his family alone,” I said. The brother just said fine and left in a scuffle. I hoped they weren’t angry but I don’t want them to hurt anyone.
“So he is your friend?” Sapphire asked me. I looked up at him and smirked.
“ I can have friends right?” I asked him. He blew me a kiss and I blew one back.
“Just be careful and don’t let your guard down,” he said to me.
I told him I would and pulled him down on top of me. We both fell on my bed and rolled around on it.
I laid my head on his chest as he caressed my arm with his fingers. It was a bit ticklish but it made me smile. I kissed him on his cheek and told him I loved him. He smiled back at me and began to tickle me on my side. I began to giggle and begged him to stop. “They can hear us,” I told him.
“Let them hear,” he said. He began to kiss my neck and ran his hands through my hair. We were both smiling and laughing. It was another great moment. I was glad he loved me and so happy he came into my life. I finally fell asleep on top him. It was nice having him as a pillow it was warm and cuddly.
The next morning I woke up alone. My closet door had a note attached to it reading “ Still here.”
I smiled but quickly frowned I had just realized I had to go to school and run into Lauren. I was hoping he wasn’t going to pick me up today but that was unpredictable. Once I was finished getting dressed and eating breakfast I bravely walked outside. He wasn’t there I was surprised but relieved. I headed to the train station. To my estonishment there was Lauren in his car waiting for me. He stepped out of his car and headed towards me. “We need to talk,” he said. I tried to walk past him but he grabbed my arm.
“Please, I didn’t wait for you in front of your house because I figured he’d hear us,” Lauren explained.
“What do you want?” I asked him. He began to pull me towards his car and I pulled back the other way.
“Stop let me go.. NOW!!!” I shouted. He put his hand over my mouth and dragged me into his car. Once inside he closed the door and locked it. He then unlocked his door and got in. I thought about running but I thought I should hear him out. He began driving and noticed we were heading to south beach. The view of the ocean was so beautiful. “Why cant you just leave me alone?” I asked Lauren.
“I thought about it and I don’t want to hurt you or your friend,” he said.
“Then why are you kidnapping me,” I said.
“I want to talk and you need to listen whether you like it or not,” he demanded.
“Fine,” I said admitting my defeat.
“You friend is dead so I don’t care about him but you should be cautious I am not the only hunter or threat he has,” he told me.
“I know, believe me I know,” I said back.
“Just know that I warned you and that I wont you to get hurt because of him,” he proclaimed.
“ I don’t really care, my life had no meaning before I met him and it wont if I lose him,” I said.
“I get it but I hope we can still be friends and I don’t particularly like being a vampire hunter anyways,” he said. I giggled and continued starring at the ocean view. I asked him why we were skipping school and he said it was because it was his turn to have a day with me. My eyes got so wide but then I laughed to myself.
Neither one of us was dressed to go to the beach but that’s were we ended up, at this park by the beach.
We walked through the jogging path in the park.
“ So how did you meet that monster?” Lauren asked.
“He showed up in my room the rest is history,” I said.
“Ah so he stalked you then broke into your house..nice,” he said.
“Ha ha not funny,” I told him.
It was a nice walk. We headed down to the beach next, the sun was blazing today. There was a little wind but the heat was so strong. “I hope I don’t get sunburn,” I told him. He smiled and passed his hand down my arm from my shoulder to my hand. I backed away from him and turned away.
“You know you wont have this with him,” he said.
“A nice sunny day at the beach,” he replied.
“ I like it better at night,” I said back. He smiled and laughed. I have lived a limited life so far. So I would learn to live by Sapphire’s rules. We began to burry each others foot in the sand and then even splash water on each others clothes. Sand was now in my sneakers and making it way in my pants and shirt. My jeans were wet at the bottom and my shit particially soaked. My arms had sand stuck on them and my legs too. School was almost over so we decided to head back. I was able to pick up my sister on time. I ordered Chinese food for us all. It was easier then cooking at this time of day. I ran to my room as soon as I was done ordering. Sapphire was sleeping like a baby on my bed. I went to go kiss him on the lips and sure enough he opened his eyes and startled me. “Hi,” he said and I said hi back. He noticed my shirt was wet and grabbed it. I told him I would take a shower and he offered to join me. “Oh your a lot less shy now huh,” I said. He smiled and nodded. I told him I just wanted to take a quick shower and he should wait out here. He looked at me puzzled and I just smiled. “This isn’t me pushing you away, this is me taking a shower,” I said.
“You were with Lauren?” he asked.
“Yes,” I replied.
“I love you,” he gently said.
“And I only love you,” I said back as I blew him a kiss. I took a quick shower before the food came. As soon as it came I gave my sisters each there share and took the rest to my room.
“Orange chicken,general tso chicken,beef and broccoli, and two egg rolls,” Sapphire said as he read my order to me.
“I like them all and can never make up my mind so I order them all,” I said.
“Oh how I miss the taste of it,” he said. I was getting confused.
“So you cant taste it,” I said.
“Not like before,” he said.
“Oh so then what is it like?” I asked.
“Well I don’t know how to describe it, my organs don’t function anymore so no point obviously but it doe not cause me any harm to try, I cannot and shouldn’t eat a whole meal as you do but a taste wont kill me,’ he chuckled.
“Then all eat this all by myself,” I said.
“I think that was your plan all along,” he said. We both laughed and kissed before I began to eat.
Once I was done eating Sapphire and I laid done on my bed. We began to watch a horror movie. It was hard to pay attention with Sapphire running his fingers through my hair. All of a sudden I got a text from Karen. “Party at Vincent&Pauls house at nine..come or else” it said. I replied back “no thanks,” I don’t want to be anywhere else but in my room. She then text me “You wouldn’t want to leave poor Sarah and Erica alone wud you.” I was getting upset. If she dragged along Erica and Sarah they would definetly be in trouble. She wouldn’t defend them or watch over them. I talked it over with Sapphire and he suggested I should go. I reminded him Lauren would be there and he explained to me it was okay. It was now 8:30pm.
I was getting ready or trying too. Sapphire kept distracting me with his lips. I finally got a nice skirt and sparkly shirt to wear. He wasn’t so against this outfit choice so we were good. His brothers finally came around 8:50pm. “I want to go,” Crow demanded.
Sapphire and Demetrius both said “no.”
“I would love that but its to risky,” I explained. I really wanted Sapphrie to come but then what about Lauren. “Fine then I am going,” Crow insisted. He jumped out the window and stood outside waiting.
“Guess its no use just be good,” I said. I walked out and my parents were locked in there room and my sisters had already gone to bed. I didn’t bother to say goodbye or anything so I just left. I had offered to take us in my moms car but Crow said there was a faster way. They jumped from roof to roof with me in Sapphire’s arms until we got there. It was loud and crowed already. I was reluctant to go inside but finally Crow jump the gun and went in before any of us. Once Sapphire,Demetrius and I stepped inside the house everyone was all eyes on the brothers. Not only were they handsome,dressed sharp, and mysterious but they were definetly out of place. You can tell when someone who doesn’t go to your school shows up to your schools private party. If only the fun would have just stopped there.
Once Karen noticed I was there and with the brothers she flew to me. She tried flirting with all three but not even Crow poked back. Crow even made a remark on how bad she smelled. “Her blood is nowhere near the caliber of yours it more to the degree of a dumpster,” he said. I told him not to be mean but like he would listen. Erica stormed off and didn’t speak to me the entire night. I tried looking for Sarah and Erica but I couldn’t find them. I had hoped they didn’t show up but then I felt stupid for coming and believe Karen in the first place. The party was okay but the guys from school began to act like morons. Sapphire had his eyes dead locked on me and anyone who even walked passed me. We danced only once but it was great. The guys talked to a few girls I guess they wanted a snack. I need to use the restroom so I left Sapphire in the living room so he could keep an eye on his brother. When I came out Lauren was standing in front of me.
“ I see you brought your friend,” he said.
“My boyfriend,” I said back.
“So who are your boyfriends friends?” he asked. I stayed quiet and told him to leave it alone. He grabbed my hands and said that I promised him to keep Sapphire in check. I told him I didn’t need to keep him in check because he wouldn’t do anything bad. We were beginning to have a shouting match about the subject. With the music balsting and everyone chatting it was hard to hear I wondered if Sapphire could hear Lauren and me. “Damn it,” he said as he pushed me back into the bathroom.
“Ugh let go,” I shouted.
“Why do you continue to defend them, are you stupid they are monsters who kill,” he shouted. I slapped him so hard my hand hurt. I tried to push him away from the door but he kept getting in my way. Soon after he came towards me. Pushing me onto a wall and pinning me to it. I couldn’t move and even as he said “sorry,” I knew he wasn’t. He leaned in and tried to kiss me. I moved out of the way and told him to stop.
After a couple of minutes of struggle I finally broke free but then I heard a loud scream. I had feared that one of the brothers had been found out. I ran out and ran to the living room hoping to find Sapphire and the guys standing there. I was relieved for a just a moment. They were standing there but facing the stairs just like the rest of the party goers. So the scream came from upstairs I thought to myself. I guess everyone was waiting for someone to come running down stairs begging for help or something. Lauren finally made it to the living room. He starred at the stairs then ran up them. Sapphrie and the rest of us decided to follow him. The party goers followed soon after. Once I reached the room where the scream came from I noticed Lauren hovered over something. Sapphire remained still and dazed. “What is it,” I said. Lauren got up and turned to me and said “ I knew it.” I looked down at the grown and there was a dead girl on the floor. She was bleeding from her neck. She also looked as if her neck had been broken. I was so terrified and sad I couldn’t move or speak. I wanted to cry and scream. As we heard the crowds coming Sapphire shut the door and locked it. There we were, the vampires and the humans locked in a room together with a dead body. I knew what this looked like and for a moment I thought the worst but it couldn’t have been. It couldn’t have been any of them. Lauren finally began to shout at the brothers saying he would hunt them down and expose them. Crow merely laughed and Demetrius fiercely stood his grown. Sapphire remained calm but began to defend himself and his brothers. Lauren wouldn’t believe them and said if it wasn’t them then who? They looked at each other and didn’t say a word. It was beginning to look suspious. I was trying to calm Lauren down and telling him to listen. Sapphire walked up to the dead body and sniffed it. He then looked at the bite marks and picked the girl up. “We will take care of it,” he said.
“Put her down,” Lauren demanded. I told them both to shut up and I punched the wall as hard as I could. My hand was bruised and cut only a little. I started to cry and Lauren came to me and hugged me. He whispered “ if only you had listened.” I pushed him off and then looked up. The brothers were gone and with them the body. I ran up to the open window and slipped on the blood spattered on the floor. I began to cry more and even screamed. I was so frustrated. Lauren helped me up and began to clean up the pool of blood. He left it as clean as possible with no trace of what had occurred. Even though we were still unsure of what happened. I was still covered in blood so I decided to leave through the back door in the kitchen. With Laurens help I left unseen. Seeing I had no ride he drove me home. I didn’t speak much during the drive. I kept looking at the blood on my clothes and hands and wanted to throw up. I felt sick I didn’t understand anything and again he abandoned me without saying a word. I wanted to hit something over and over again.
That day I took the most showers I have ever taken in one day. I rubbed and rubbed until the smell of blood went away. I could still see it even if it had all gone down the drain by now. I was so upset I took two Advil to relieve my headache. It took me three hours to fall asleep but when I finally did all I could see was more blood. Nightmare after nightmare after nightmare nothing but darkness and monsters. I found no salvation no safe haven. I was alone and I had been betrayed again.