Chapter 8: Enough of Jackson
I was glad to be over that whole “graduation” thing. I was with Nick who was driving me back over Christian’s house.
“He sounds like a controlling bastard.”
“He just wants to keep me safe.” I said shrugging.
“That’s what big brothers are for. I seriously don’t know about this whole relationship between you a vampire.”
“Says the guy who becomes lovesick at just the mention of Alison’s name.”
“I’m not that way anymore. I just know that the both of us should stay away from them.”
“”Them” have a name and why the sudden change of heart?” I asked.
He sighed. “It’s just very dangerous, Lee.”
“I like the danger of it.”
“I know you do. I did too but I just don’t like them anymore.”
He pulled up to Christian’s house and whistled. “Controlling rich bastard.” I rolled my eyes. “Do you want to come in?”
“No. That’s okay.”
“What do you have against them all of a sudden?” I asked.
Nick looked down to the steering wheel. “I mean look at them, Leena. Look at what they do. They take the blood of humans mostly against the human’s will. It’s unnatural and just fucking disgusting.”
“No one asked to be a vampire, Nick. Alison changed Christian against his will.”
“Right, I don’t want to be her next victim. I can hardly deal with you being with one. I’m just going to stay away and avoid them as much as possible.”
“If that’s what you want, Nick.”
He exhales and looks at me. “It’s what I want for the both of us but I understand that you’re in love with him. And I know he’ll protect you.”
“If he does something you don’t like-”
“Yeah, yeah, tell you and you’ll kick his ass. Spare me the brother speech.” I said as I opened the door. He looked at me as I shut the door closed.
“Have a good night.”
“You too.” I said.
I turned and went up to Christian’s door. He gave me a set of my own keys and I unlocked the door and waved to Nick before walking in the house. It was five in the afternoon so Christian won’t be up until another two hours.
I took my jacket off and placed it on the chair and then went into the fridge to get something to eat. Hmm. A sudden thought. Can vampires get humans pregnant?
Probably not. Most likely, Christian would have told me and we would have been using protection.
But I ate and then watched some tv. Two hours of the vampire diaries. Damn….they really do have it all wrong. Except for the speed and the strength.
After three episodes pass, I hear the footsteps coming up the stairs. I glance toward the window and I see sunset is going down.
I hear the door open and the immediate rip of a bag. I put his normal ten blood bags on the floor as always and he ripped through them fast and without hesitation.
I bit my lip and looked up at the ceiling.
The footsteps were making their way into the room I was in.
They entered the room and I looked over. It was Jackson. I gasped and backed away to the other side of the couch.
He smiled and there was blood covering his teeth and going down his chin. “Christian!” I screamed.
He shook his head. “Christian is at Bloodlust. Thanks to Alison. He fell for it quite easily. I’m actually rather surprised. I thought 162 years of being on earth would make him smarter. Guess not.” He was suddenly in front of me leaning down. “You are so damn pretty and you taste so damn good.” His fangs slid down out of his gums and I started panting in fear.
Christian should feel this. Where is he?
“No. No.” He grabbed my ankle and pulled me down on the couch and I yelped as he got on top of me.
“Lets hope there aren’t any….interruptions this time.”
He grabbed me by my neck and I opened my mouth to speak but nothing would come out.
I gagged while trying to fight him but his cold hand continued clasping my hand and squeezing.
There was no pushing him away no matter how hard I tried.
He leaned down to sniff my neck and he moaned in delight and nipped at it and a choked screamed escaped from me.
I screamed louder and fought him harder when I felt…I felt my skin harshly being pulled with by his teeth. “No!” I shouted.
He caressed my face with his hand while his head was still buried into my neck and so was his teeth.
There was suddenly a cracking sound and Jackson slowly released me as he gasped.
I looked up at and he brought his head up. Cracks formed on his face revealing red blood. I gasped as his eyes widened and turned fully dilated.
His skin melted to a burnt color and he fell into ashes on top of me.
Christian was standing a few feet from me holding a blood covered stake in his hand.
I looked up to him and back down to the black ashes and burnt flesh laying on me.
I was in too much shock to move.
Christian dropped the stake onto the floor and came over to me.
He grabbed my face in his hands and looked dead into my eyes. “Are you okay?”
I nodded slowly and I suddenly felt sick.
“I think I-” I quickly moved and let go right on the carpet.
Christian rubbed my back as I threw up right there. He didn’t seem bothered by it. It was almost as if he expected it.
I covered my mouth with my hand and sighed and I closed my eyes.
“Are you okay?”
I opened my eyes and saw all the black dust covering my body and pieces of Jackson’s flesh and it made me sick again.
“You want to take a shower.” He said matter of fact. I looked at him and nodded again. He grabbed my hand and took me into the bathroom and closed the door.
We both got in and I just hugged him to me. I was still in shock and completely scared.
Christian’s muscles were tense so I know that-well maybe he isn’t scared but he’s nervous.
“I’m sorry that I keep getting into trouble.” I whisper.
Christian grabs my head so that I’d look up at him. He shakes his head. “I’m just glad you’re safe.” He whispered.
I nodded and shut my eyes again.
He leans his forehead against mine and breathes deeply. “It’ll be okay. I promise.” He whispered.
I nodded and then opened my eyes too look at him.
His eyes were green and filled with concern but also relief.
I lay onto his chest and shut my eyes once again.
We got out and I put on a pair of my panties and one Christian’s shirts.
He put on a pair of black pants and a black long sleeved shirt.
He’s all about black tonight.
I followed him downstairs and he got onto his cell phone. “Remy, I need you here, now.”
He slid the phone down and stared at the pile of ashes on the couch and floor, plus the blood, plus pieces of his skin and my throw up. Jesus…..it looked like a murder scene.
The back door opened and I looked to Christian.
He looked expectantly at the doorway.
Remy came in and he looked at the couch and the floor. “What the fuck happened?”
“Jackson.” Christian said.
Remy’s eyebrows raised. “James will-”
“Fuck James.” Christian growled.
“But what if he doesn’t have to know?” I asked.
Remy shook his head. “He’ll know. When a vampire dies, every vampire in that bloodline feels it. It’s like a really sharp pain going through our veins. It’s last for a few minutes.” He said.
“Did you feel it?” I asked Remy.
He shook his head.
I looked to Christian and he shook his head also.
“He’ll know a vampire died in his bloodline but he won’t know specifically which one.” Remy said.
“He will when he notices Jackson missing.” Christian says.
“It’s my fault. I’m sorry.” I said.
Christian turned to look at me. “It is not your fault, Leena. Stop blaming yourself. It’s his fault thinking he could come in here and try to kill you without their being any damn consequences. I blame him.”
“I do too.” Said Remy nodding.
I sighed and ran my fingers through my hair. Damnit…I don’t know. “I’ll get a broom.”
Under the building of bloodlust, I sat across from James who was glaring at everything he looked at. I didn’t see what the big deal was anyway. If it was Jackson who died, then he’s dead. It doesn’t matter. All he is was just another vampire.
“He was my cousin and your cousin too, Alison. Why don’t you keep your thoughts hushed. Okay?” He asked.
“No one asked you to read them.”
“I don’t have a choice now do I?”
“No one asked you to start feeding from vampires, James. That was your decision and there are also consequences to that. You think that just because Mala-”
“Don’t you dare say his name.” He glared at me clenching his teeth.
I rolled my eyes. So dramatic.
“He who shall not be name’ eats vampires. But he does it because he can handle it. He’s gone centuries without human blood so his body is ammuned to vampire blood.”
“No. That’s not the reason I do it. I do it so that everything will be heightened and it works. I can tap into people’s thoughts, memories. Everything. And I plan to go to Christian’s house and tap into his memories. If I found out that your ex killed him and because of that little whore, they’ll both be in trouble.”
I laughed. He really thought he will hurt Christian. No one will hurt him. Unless its me. “No.”
James looked at me. “What did you say to me?”
“No.” I said again. Get the picture.
James, came over to me which could not be seen to a human’s naked eye and pinned me on my stomach against the wall and pulled my hair ripping my head back making me gasp. “You don’t tell me no. You understand?”
I didn’t answer. He grinded hard against me and ripped my head back even more. “Do you…understand me?” He growled against my ear.
“Good.” He let go of me and I slowly turned to him.
He had pieces of my hair in his hands and he dropped them to the floor.
He sat back down and buttoned his shirt. “Now, sit down. Back to the topic.”
I got back into the seat and boldly looked at him.
“I want Christian dead if he’s done what I think he’s done. You never liked his human whore specifically for the reason that he’s in love with her. What do we do about this?”
“I’ll kill her and you leave Christian in my possession.”
James shook his head. “I don’t think so, love.”
“Brother, please.” I got up and stared down at him.
He looked up at me and put his hands together. “Alison,” He breathed.
“Leave Christian in my possession and he won’t do anything else to make you angry.”
“How do you know that?”
“I’ll turn him back.”
“Back?” He raised his eyebrows.
I nodded. “I’ll turn him back frenzied.”
“You know how.”
“Then who will take the punishment for what he’s done?”
“Turning him that way and making him leave Leena is punishment enough.”
James shook his head. “I disagree, hermana.”
“What will you do?” He asked as he stood up. I looked down at the floor as he took my hair out of my bun and let it fall to my shoulders.
“Nothing.” I growled.
“Yes you will.” I was now on the desk looking up at him. He got onto the desk with me and stared at me. “Do not fight me this time.”
His lips came down on mine and I pushed him hard off of me and he took me with him as we violently fell on the floor.
I bit his lip until it bled out and he continued kissing me.
And touching my body.
“Don’t.” He growled.
I released his lip. “You, Don’t.”
“Do you want me to spare him?”
I slowly nodded.
“You know what that takes, hermana.”
“Those days are over, hermano.”
“No. They are not..” He nipped at the flesh of my throat and I liked the pain of it.
He made me wrap my legs around him as he violently kissed me and I kissed him back just as violently.
It was an old sex thing that we promise never to speak of as of the night we were both reborn. But at those moments when you’re put into another life, the sex drive of new vampires cannot be ignored or ever fully satiated.
We cleaned Jackson up and threw him in the trash along with my…vomit.
Christian sat in the chair and looked to Remy.
“What’s going to happen?”
“They’ll come after the culprit which is me.” Christian said.
“They can’t. He attacked me.”
He nodded. “Vampires don’t play fair, Leena.”
He looked to Remy. “You’ll keep her safe, right?”
Remy stared at him.
“Right?” Christian asked more firmly.
Remy nodded. “Yes.”
Christian nodded. “I’ll take whatever they throw.” He shrugged.
“Not your fault.” He finished.
Remy looked to Christian. “Rather it’s you or her, it doesn’t matter, I’ll keep the both of you safe.”
“Not for long.” Christian mumbled. I looked to him and he looked back to me. “I’m sorry.”
“Not yet, but you will be.” I looked up and James was in the doorway. A smile appeared on his face and his fangs extended as he looked at me.
Author's Note: "Hermana" means "sister" in spanish in case you guys care. "Hermano" means "brother" in spanish also.