Author's Note: I know it's kind of weird to have three stories in progress at once but...its what i do so enjoy.
Chapter 1: Not an ordinary day
I gaped as I made the mistake of slicing my finger with the knife. I stared at my finger as a little bubble of blood came out. I placed it in my mouth and sucked the blood and continued to chop the vegetables.
My brother, Nick sat on the barstool watching me.
"Since when do you make fancy food like this?"
"It's not fancy food. Its stir fry."
"I'm telling you right now, I'm not eating."
I sighed. "Nick, please. How do I even know when my cooking is better if you don't taste it?"
"I got sick the last time I ate your food, Leena."
"Okay, but it wasn't my fault."
"It was. That meat loaf was….it still give me chills." Nick joked. I threw a spoon at him and he smiled.
After I was done making dinner, I set up the small table and me and Nick sat at it.
It was just me and him now.
Our parents were killed years ago by a burglar.
"Guess what?" Nick said.
"What?" I asked.
"My friend, Tony, is dating a vampire." He smiled revealing straight white teeth. Hmm. Vampire.
I remember when they were first known. The whole town were scared for their life. But other people were fascinated.
And I remember that fascinating night I had with that vampire. Christian.
"Ever met one?" Nick asked taking a bite of his food.
"Once, yeah." I said.
"Bloodlust." Nick stopped and stared at me. "That vamp bar? Are you serious?"
"Yeah, it was two months ago."
"Look, Leena, I know you're old enough to look after yourself but I don't want you going back to that bar.
"I've went back to the bar to find the guy I was with that night but he's never showed up."
"That's what vamps do. They fuck and then leave. Which is why I'll never get involved with one."
I continued eating my food and wanted to get off this subject. I remember how disappointed I was the morning I woke up and didn't see him right beside me. I knew he had to go before the sun came up but I was still a little disappointed.
I haven't seen him since although I craved him constantly. Especially when I'm alone in my bed.
I shake the thought out of my head and look to Nick whose actually eating my for once without making a disgusted face.
"Is it okay this time?" I ask.
"It's great, Lee."
I breathe out a sigh of relief.
After dinner, I go upstairs and lay in my bed. And of course because he became the topic of discussion at dinnertime, I thought about Christian.
The way he touched me, took my clothes off and fucked me and bit me and…..oh so much more.
I shut my eyes slowly and sigh as I slowly pull the covers from my body and use my fingers to rise my night shirt up.
Stop it. Stop it. It just wasn't the same. I stopped and pulled the covers back over me and went to sleep.
I woke up the next morning expecting today to be pretty much the same as yesterday. Taking a break from college is exactly what I needed.
Nick headed out for work while I headed out for the library. So I'm a social freak. A loner. I'm sweet but you can hate me.
Somehow, being a quiet private person always just worked for me. Nick is the exact opposite. He's outspoken and all. The charming older brother with all the friends. The lady killer as he calls himself.
I wasn't in so much luck with that department but it was okay. I actually preferred to get through college and then work on the whole social life thing. I have gotten asked out but its normally from some old perverted guy with yellow stains in his teeth. Do I only attract old guys?
Today I had to go put in applications for this job I'm hoping for. Nothing much, just being an editor. I'm graduating soon and hoping to be able to get this job. It will mean the world to me. Mom and dad would have been proud of me and Nick for coming so far even after their death. Nick especially. It hit him hard and it killed me that day when he stayed in his room crying.
He was always the brave guy who could get through anything but when I saw him break down like that, it made my heart hurt.
I parked in the parking lot of the library and I got out of the car and closed the door. Damn...almost sundown already?
I got into the library and looked around. All of my books are getting boring and I want to find something that will entertain me. As I looked through the books, I feel a presence behind me. So I turn and a very tall man is looking down at me. He smiles warmly. "Hi." His tone was clipped and I stared at him.
His brow furrows. "You all right?" He asked.
He's very attractive and I almost wonder for a second. I touch his hand and his eyebrows raises as I touch it. Oh, not a vampire. Of course not. Am I really supposed to believe that only vampires are attractive in this town?
"I was a vampire." He finished. I nodded as my cheeks turned red.
"Yeah, you're not the first."
I nod and then turn back around as I grab an Anne Rice book. "Sorry, I'll just get out of your way." I said as I walk away.
"No, wait!" I turn to look at the man and he smiles. "I don't normally approach women-"
"You approach men?" I blurt out. Oh no. Did I really just say that? The man looks shocked and then amused.
"I'm Leena Philips."
He smiles and shakes my hand as I hold it out. "Jackson Aims."
What an odd name.
"I was wondering if you'd be interested for lunch….or coffee even sometime."
He smiles a beautiful smile.
"Okay." I answer. He reaches into his pocket to draw out a little card and hands it to me. I accept it and look up to him.
I nod and smile at him as he walks away. Biting my lip, I place the card into my purse and bring out my library card. Gosh I feel like a dork.
Sometimes its dangerous being the kind of girl that I am. The helpless type. I was more of a do-it-yourself kind of girl and maybe that was bad but I was more than able to take care of myself.
Nick for instance always felt like I needed to be watched after.
I'm 23 on to be 24 in two months and I'm going to be alone for a while.
I don't need anyone watching after me twenty four seven but I understood why Nick was always so overprotective.
What big brother wouldn't be in a town filled with vampires?
Afterwards, I went to my car and started it up and reversed out of the parking lot. I drove over to Nick's job and chatted with him and his friends for a bit. He worked at a garage and he was all oily and dirty. Some girls would have found this attractive.
"Scared to be home by yourself still?" He didn't ask it in a teasing way as he used a wrench to tighten something under the car.
"A little. But I'll have to get used to it once I move out."
Nick stopped and looked at me. "Lee, you don't have to do that."
"Mom and dad left you the house in their will."
"I'm giving it to you. I'm moving in with Selena." He smiled.
"Your ex girlfriend with the husband?"
"How is that going to work?"
Nick put the wrench down and slid out from under the car while running his dirty fingers through his hair.
"The bastard is going out to live with his grandmother for a while and Selena is letting me crash with her."
"So while her poor husband is with his grandma, you're going to be sleeping with Selena?"
Nick shrugged although a smile was playing on his lips.
"Well….that's rude." I said. Nick burst out laughing. "Rude?"
"Yeah, she's giving out her hoo-hah while her husband is away."
Nick laughed again and shook his head. "Hoo-hah. Nice choice of words."
I shrugged as sat in a black bean bag chair and Nick went back to work.
"Speaking of which, when was the last time you slept with anybody?" Ew. Why would he want to know that?
"I know its weird to ask but you don't seem interested in anyone. Why?"
"A guy actually gave me his number today."
"Are you going to call him?" He asked.
"Girls always do that."
"I might. I haven't decided on it yet. He seemed nice."
"I want to meet him." Nick said. I grimaced and he shrugged.
"You're such a dad." I said.
"Well somebody has to be." He said looking out into the window. He was right. I didn't have a dad anymore and Nick was the only person I have left.
"Well…daddy dearest, I have to get home and start on-"
"Anne Rice." Nick guessed. I raised my eyebrow and he smiled.
"Only you," He snickered.
"Nothing wrong with reading vampire books."
"Just don't stoop down to Twilight and I'll continue to tell people we're related."
I threw a dingy rag at him.
I giggled as I walked out of the garage.
"Bye, Leena!" Shouted Tony, Nick's best friend.
I waved goodbye to him and got back into my car.
I forgot how far the garage is from our house. It's much darker at this moment and I get kind of nervous of my surroundings. On my right is a long gate which perimeters a large abandoned building and the left of me is the woods.
Isn't that dramatic?
Why is it woods in every vampire movie and show and now here they are once again.
I look behind me as I hear a loud sound like rain falling down but I see nothing. I turn back forward and boom, a body hit through my windshield, up and over as I swerve the car and run straight into the woods and the car came to a violent stop into a tree.
After blacking out, I opened my eyes and looked around as they adjusted. Oh. Oh! My leg is burning really bad and I can't stifle my sobs.
I think its broken.
Night time falls and I'm completely trapped. And in pain. I feel my head and I could feel the warm blood almost gushing out. I close my eyes and lift my arm up which feels very heavy at the moment and open the car door.
It doesn't open all the way because its trapped by some branches. I close it back and close my eyes again. I look to my left and the other door has no branches around it so I move to the other side but my left leg protests.
I have to get through the pain. Get through the pain.
I move once again and although there is searing pain in my leg, I manage to crawl out and fall into the leaves of the ground. I'm not in too far. I can…crawl out.
As tears continued to pool my eyes and my leg caused me screaming pain, I dug my nails into the dirt and mud and grass and leaves and pulled myself forward.
I couldn't believe this was happening.
I pulled myself over a broken branch and it broke through my skin. I cried out and turned over on my back whimpering. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't see. I was lost. Lost under the pain. I grabbed the branch and tried to pull it out but it didn't budge not even a little. I can feel it really through me every time I moved.
After laying there in ever ending pain for two minutes, I realized a lot of my blood was all over me and pooling onto the ground. "Nick." I gasped.
He was the only person I could think of at this moment and my eyes watered more as I thought more about him. Who will he have now?
I heard a faint rustling noise and I shook my head and closed my eyes.
"Help." I whimpered. I couldn't talk. I felt heavy and dizzy.
A closer rustling noise came towards me and I lifted my head up and I saw a figure walking towards me and I laughed in relief although it hurted my chest.
"Help me." I whispered as the figure got closer.
It stood there. I couldn't see his or her face. It was covered by a dark hood. "Can you…..help…..me?" I was losing consciousness.
"No…I can't." The dark figure replied. Oh shit.
I continued looking up at him and he slowly removed his hood.
A gasp got caught in my throat as I saw that he only had one half of his head and the other was completely gone.
"You see what you did to me?" He asked in a low calm voice.
"You will be." He whispered. The man kneeled down beside me studying me. Then he scowled as he saw the branch caught in my chest. "What have we here?" He asked as he pushed it in further.
I let out another crying whimper as it pierced through my body and through my back.
The man placed his hand over my mouth.
The pain burned throughout my chest making me want to pass out.
Gasping for air and crying, I tried to move his hand from my mouth but he slapped my hand away.
"Fucking humans." He said with disgust and he shook his head. "Pathetic fucking creatures. Weak and fucking stupid." he said as he spit on my neck.
Oh no. I could feel myself about to slip under……..