Chapter 5: A different side
I closed my eyes and moaned while Christian came in me a fourth time. We kissed hard, the taste of both of our blood on our lips. I unwrap my legs from around his waist.
He sighs softly and gets off of me.
I'm completely spent.
"That was fucking-"
"Fantsatsic." I finished.
Christian smiles at me. "Beyond that." He whispered.
He leans over to kiss me.
I kiss him back and then he lets go. I look over at my clock and I see its four in the morning. I actually enjoyed getting woke up just to have sex. It was fun.
"My sleeping hours been messed up since I got involved with you." I said.
"Invovled? That's what you call it?" He asked. I shrugged and twirled a piece of hair between my fingers.
"What should I call it?" I asked looking over at him.
"I thought I earned the whole "boyfriend" title." He said.
I bite my lip as he leans over and kisses me, taking my bottom lip and nipping at it softly. "So am I?"
"You are." I whispered. He smiled and kissed me again.
"Tell me something about you. Something you don't normally tell people." He said. I exhale while looking him in his green eyes. "My parents were murdered." I whispered.
Christian stares at me biting his lip. "How?"
"A burglar. Me and Nick hid in the closet and had to watch him shoot my mom in her head."
Christian shuts his eyes. "I'm sorry." He whispered.
"The most fucked up thing I've ever seen."
"You know, I know that saying, 'shit happens for a reason' I believe that it made you stronger, Leena. If you can survive another day after seeing some shit like that, you can survive about anything."
"You're right. It was hard but me and Nick kept ourselves in line. Him more than I."
"What about now?"
"Right now, I have you in my bed and I'm happy."
"Alison put it in my head that I can't be happy with humans or relate to them in any way."
He shook his head and sighed. "That bitch put a lot of shit in my head."
"Why'd you listen to her?"
"She practically forced me to fall in love with her. She was a manipulator. Very smart. But she's also intolerable. I need you to stay away from her."
"Where is she?" I asked.
"Bloodlust. That's her…area. She was mad at you when saw me lead you upstairs. She glared at you."
"Its her fault she couldn't make you happy."
"Well yeah, it was that and the fact that she wouldn't stop causing destruction. I've actually sat back and watched her feed on babies. Little children, teenagers, a shit load of people who had so much of their life to live and she just took it away like it wasn't a big deal.
I wanted to help them but she's stronger than me and she overpowers me. When she gets into full blown vamp mode. There's no stopping her or anybody."
Christian's eyes dropped . "Or me.
"You think you're going to kill me?" I asked.
Christian sighed. "You taste so fucking good, Leena. And although I have feelings for you, don't forget that I'm a vampire. I'll always want your blood more." He whispered.
I stared him in his eyes. "Nothing can get in the way?"
"Nothing will get in the way of how good you taste. Not even my feelings."
"Can you protect me from you?"
Christian sighs. "I care about you….a lot. I will never let anybody do anything to hurt you. And I'll kill myself before I ever hurt you. Understand?"
I nod and he smiles. "What time is it?"
I turn to look over at the clock. "Almost five ." I answered.
Christian breathes and closes his eyes. "I wish I could be with you all day. Out…..in the sun." He whispered.
"Me too." I whispered back.
He sighs and then sits up. I sit up and watch him as he grabs his boxers I stand up and take his boxers in my hands and throw them on my bed. He stares at me in shock but then he smiles as his eyes dilates. Grabbing me by my hair, he brought my lips to his.
I don't know why all I wanted tonight was sex, sex, sex. But I wanted it and he kept giving it to me.
It was hard to believe how hard and fast I was falling for him.
When I woke up, I was alone in my bed. It was sunny outside. Hmm….he must have went home. I wrapped the sheets around my body and I go into the mirror. My hair was messed up and tangled.. I look like a mess.
I took a shower, and got dressed in black shorts and a white shirt.
As I got down to the last stair, I looked at Nick. He was snoring, passed out on the couch and I shook my head.
My eyes narrowed as I look closer to him. Getting on my knees and looking at him closely, a gasp got caught in my throat. He had a vampire bite on his neck.
I wanted to fucking kill him. I wanted to run to his house and slap the shit out of him…..but I didn't know exactly where he lived.
I punched Nick's arm and he sat up and rubbed his eyes. "What?"
"You have a bite on you neck."
"I have a what on my who?"
"A bite. Did Christian bite you?"
Nick placed his hand on his neck.
He smiled a lazy smile. "I went to 'Bloodlust' last night."
He nodded and laid back on the couch. "Yep. Nicholas Jaymes Phillips Jr has fucked a vampire." He said proudly.
"I thought you were against vamps. You seemed to dislike Christian."
Nick shrugged. "Of course I'd have negative feelings toward the guy that's with my sister, at first."
I sat on the coffee table and stared at him.
"You completely underestimated it." He said.
"What?" I asked.
"When I asked you the other night what does it feel like when a vampire bites you. You completely downplayed the whole thing."
"I said it was good."
"It was more than good and you know it."
I blushed, embarrassed. "Well congrats."
Nick nodded and closed his eyes.
"Go back to sleep."
My phone rang and I answered it.
"Leena," Christian's voice was low.
"Hey…um," I looked out the window at the bright sun.
"How are you calling me? You're in your basment."
"I'm at Bloodlust." He sounded irritated.
"What are you doing there?" I couldn't keep the disappointment out of my voice.
"My maker's brother wanted to see me. I need you to come here around nine."
"Can you please do that for me?" He asked.
"Yeah, sure…no problem."
"Thank you." He hung up and I put the phone down and looked to Nick who once again, was snoring.
I went to eat and then afterwards watched tv.
Nick woke up three hours later. "How long was I sleep?"
"I wouldn't know. I wasn't keeping count of the hours. What time did you get home last night?"
"Three, four. I opened your bedroom door to make sure you were here and safe and you were."
"Was I alone in the bed?"
Nick nodded. "Yeah."
I look down to the floor. Why would a vampire just want to stay and watch me sleep? Makes no sense.
"So….tell me about this vampire you met."
Nick blushed. Whoa. Never seen that. He was always cool and at ease with shit like this.
"She was blonde and very pretty. Looked about my age although I knew she was much older.
She was a thrill ride to be honest. I think….I think I'm in love." He whispered.
My eyes grow wide. Nick…in love?
That's like a serial killer watching Barney.
"Did she give you any of her blood?"
"That's why. You aren't in love. It's the blood. Trust me."
"Well are you in love with Christian?" He asked. Was I? No. It was…..too soon. Way too soon to go that far. However, I'd want to protect him as he does me.
"I don't know." I answered.
"It's the blood. Trust me." He mocked smirking. I rolled my eyes at him.
When Night falls…I grab a cardigan and head over to Bloodlust. I recall the memories of that night. All that sex and blood and moaning and….
I shut my eyes. I want to feel it again. He's getting me addicted.
I open the doors and am struck by the tangy and metallic smell of blood and of womens perfume and cologne.
A few guys stare at me as I walk pass but I don't acknowledge them. At first glimpse, I notice Remy. He stares at me and then smirks and makes his way over to me. Goddamnit.
I don't move because I'm scared of what he's going to do.
"Remy." I say back and he smiles.
"Look, I want to apologize about that night. I was really…..thirsty."
"I understand." No I don't.
"You don't have to be scared of me. Understand? I'm not going to hurt you."
Remy smirks. "No. I don't swear."
I frown as his pupils dilate. "I should probably step away from you. You have no idea how good you smell right now." He says.
"Then perhaps you should go find another girl to eat."
"Perhaps I should." His fangs elongated and his tongue swiped over his fangs.
Gulping, I kept my eyes on his and the music got lower. "Are you always an asshole?" I asked.
"Yes. Get used to it."
"Where's Christian?" I asked.
"In the basement. There are humans down there. But I'm sure none of them interest him if he has someone like you on his tracks."
"Are you warning me?"
"I like you."
"Like me like me?" I asked. Remy chuckled and shook his head. "No. I don't fall in love with humans. I mean…a lot of girls that seem so quiet and innocent stay away from shit like this and here you are."
"I'm not like any other girl."
"I suppose that's true." A bubbly blonde suddenly came up eyeing Remy like he was a million dollars. He gave her a smile showing his fangs and she almost jumped up and down from happiness. Remy leaned over and whispered something in her ear while grabbing her butt.
I became uncomfortable. Why was I still here?
He leaned back and the blonde bowed her head. What did he tell her? Remy looks to me. "Hopefully, we'll have a night of our own. Until then, I believe your boyfriend is downstairs." Boyfriend. Hmmm….
I step out of his way and make my way to a door. I open it and I see a pair of fancy stairs. I slowly walk down them and I hear moaning. Oh…what the hell is this place?
I walk down further and I see three people-no doubt vampires- sitting in chairs with three other people in their lap. I notice Christian in the corner saying and doing nothing but he looks at me and his lips part.
The three people who were feeding on the humans stopped and licked their lips and then pushed the humans off of them. They all stumbled up and hurried upstairs.
I look after them wishing I could follow them.
A man with blonde shoulder length hair and dilated eyes smiles at me. I look to Christian who stays in his seat eyeing me.
"So this is your toy." The man says.
"I'm not a toy." I blurt out. Christian was suddenly by my side and stared at me. "Don't." He whispered.
"No. Let the girl speak, Christian." The man said. Christian, obviously frustrated sighed and moved back a little.
"Do you know who I am?" He asked. I shook my head. Should I care?
"I'm James." He answered. His eyes suddenly turned blue and his fangs shrunk back. "And you're Leena. I read Christian's mind to find that out. And I also read about how appealing you smell. He wasn't lying." James send me a wicked smile and I look to Chrisitan whose staring down at the floor.
"Almost too appealing. I know you aren't innocent. I read about that. But your blood, how it smells. I can't help but imagine how good it must tastes." His eyes dilate once again and I feel completely exposed.
Christian comes by my side.
"James, I understand your infactuation with how she smells but I'm not handing her over."
"If only for a night."
James smirk and swirves in his chair as he keeps his eyes on Christian. "It's my sister you have to deal with not me."
On cue, there's a click clack of heels that stomp down the stairs. I reluctantly turn to see a small figured short haired blonde with dark eyes. She's wearing red and black lingerie and she looks comfortable yet…hungry. She looks to me rather amused and then frowns when she sees Chrisitian's hand in mine.
Her voice surprises me. Her voice is high but she looks mean.
"This is her. The toy."
"I'm not a toy." I said again and she scowls at me.
I suddenly feel my back pressed against the hard wall and a firm hand around my neck. "You're whatever the fuck I want you to be." She growled.
Christian grabbed her by her hair breaking her away from me. "Enough."
I looked to him and I sighed softly.
James looks to his sister with and smiles when she nears him. "She smells so…"
"I know." James whisper and then his eyes fall on me.
Christian sighs. "Are you okay?"
I nod and then bite my lip as I look over to them.
Alison stares at me.
I suddenly wonder if this is the vampire Nick was with last night. I hope not.
"You wanted to meet her. You met her. Can we go now?" Chrisitan asked.
James glance at me. "I need a taste of her blood." James whispers.
"What?" Christian asked. He looks to me and then back to James.
"Me too." Alison purrs.
James glares at Christian.
Alison looked to the two other vampires in the room. "Go close and lock the door." She ordered.
Christian looking panicked walked over to James. "Why the fuck are you doing this? Why? You can have any goddamn human you want."
"You're right I can. I want her fucking blood, Christian. Give me the little bitch before I drain her all the way." James ordered.
Christian looked to Alison who just looked at me amused.
Then Christian looked to me and I shook my head. He slowly walked over to me. "What are you doing?" I whispered.
He sighed. "He won't let us go unless….."
"I'm not giving him my blood."
Chrsitan grabbed my arm and forced me over to James. I tried holding back but Christian just pulled me along.
"I'm sorry." He whispered.
"No, no no. Please don't. Please don't!" I cried as James forced me into his lap. Shaking and crying, I braced myself as James used his finger to gently move my hair over my left shoulder. I closed my eyes.
And I felt sharp excruciating pain as I felt his teeth sink deeply into my skin. I pulled away and his teeth ripped through more of my skin and he covered my mouth with his hand as he continued the torture.
I cried through his hand and I could hear his moans as he consumed me.
Alison got on her knees, speaded my legs and sunk her teeth deep into my thigh. I tried to kick her off but she kept me still.
"Help me. Help!" I screamed through James's hand. I couldn't bring myself to look at Christian.
I felt like dying at this moment.
"Okay." Christian whispered.
My eyes met his and he glares at James. "That's enough, James."
James doesn't stop and I suddenly feel his teeth dissapear and he threw me on the floor. Alison didn't stop until Christian forced her by pushing her back from me.
He helped me up as I held my hand to my neck.
I can see pain in his eyes. I snatch away from him as I fight my way through the guards and unlock the door and get out of the basement.
I can feel people staring at me. I felt so dizzy at the moment. I felt Christian's hand on my body as he picked me up bridal style and led me out of the Bloodlust. He sat me on my feet when we got outside and looked at me.
I can't even speak I'm so mad at him.
"I'm so sorry, Leena. I didn't know that was going to happen."
"Don't be sorry. I can't do this. I already knew that being around you was dangerous. Yet I did the shit anyways. I'm going to go home and….I honestly…never want to see you again."
I turn and limp across the street and Christian follows me.
"Did you not hear what I said?"
"I heard you. I said I'm sorry. I never wanted anything like that to happen to you. I care about you and I don't want to see you get hurt."
"You stood there while they munched on me like I was a fucking snack."
Christian sighs. "I don't want this to end, Leena. I really don't. I care about you. I want to be in your life."
"You don't know me and neither do I know you. You're a vampire. I'm a human. See what I mean? I'm human. I can't deal with that shit every day, Christian."
"So what are you saying?"
"I just told you. We can't be together."
Christian watches me intently. "I can't believe I fell for you." He shakes his head and I glare at him.
"So quickly, I mean."
"Is that bad?" I asked. My tone a lot lighter than before.
Christian nods. "Humans are only used for two things. Blood and sex."
"And that's what you used me for."
"No. Let me give you my blood. It'll heal you."
"No." I stepped away from him. All that trust I thought I had for him, gone.
"I'm going to go home.
"Please believe me when I tell you I'm sorry. I honestly did not know he would taste you."
I didn't know what else to say.
"I can't even comprehend how I feel right now. I'm just going to leave. Goodbye, Christian."
"Leena," He grabbed my arm.
"Let go of me!" I snatched my hand away from him and glared at him. "Do not touch me." I whispered.
Backing away, I quickly got into my car and shut the door.
I started the car and quickly drove away as fast as I could. I was hurt and angry. Was I insane? This is why half the town ran off like mad people when vampires became known. Because something like that can happen.
I park in the driveway and slowly get out of the car.
I feel kind of dizzy as I stumble through the door.
Nick is sitting on the couch and his eyes grow wide as he runs to me. "Shit! What happened?" Did that fucking vamp do this to you, Lee?" He shut the door and then brought me over to sit in the chair in the kitchen. He wet a rag and brought it over to me. I held it against my neck and closed my eyes.
"What happened?" Nick asked kneeling in front of me. I shook my head and looked at him lazily.
"I'm going to fucking bloodlust to kick his ass."
"No." I croaked. I grabbed his arm. "Never. Don't ever go back there." I whisper breathlessly.
"What the hell happened, Leena?" He asked.
"Nothing. I made a mistake. I just want to go to bed." I put the rag to my thigh and stand up. "I'll be fine." I whispered.
But I didn't know how true that was. Physically, I'll be fine but would I emotionally be fine without Christian?