Chapter 2: That taste of blood
I pushed myself forward until I got into my own yard finally as I found my way back.
I willed myself forward and I was at the door.
I leaned forward and I could smell the paint from years ago and the wood.
I let my hand touch the knob and I turned it and it let me in.
Everything seemed brighter, clearer than usual. It was almost scary.
I smelled a familiar scent.
I looked around and I knew what I was smelling.
It had to be leftover blood from either Nick or Kindle.
I tried to resist it.
But it smelled so good.
I tore my gaze away from the floor and took a few steps and walked to the bathroom.
I turned the light on and I looked up at the light bulb and then to the mirror.
I walked closer to it and stared into it.
My eyes were completely black. Dilated.
Oh my god.
I’ve been with Christian long enough to know what it means.
My skin was pale and the rest of me was close to imperfect.
I still looked like me, aside from the eyes and the paleness.
But at the same time, I didn’t look like me.
Nick would’ve freaked out.
Now what the hell am I going to do?
I wanted to hunt. To feel more blood pour into my mouth.
Now I understood the craving. Because the human blood cannot compare to anything I’ve ever tasted in my life.
I didn’t know it was this good. I didn’t know.
And although I knew the guilt that would come with slaughtering and feeding from humans, I would have to put that aside for later because I’m addicted to it now.
I willed myself in a fast speed upstairs to make a quick change of clothes because I still had on my bloody clothes from when I was still human.
I had to make a change.
After changing, I went backstairs to look in the mirror. It just wasn’t me.
I didn’t understand it.
I didn’t know what to do about what came with the new ‘me’.
The government hired vampire hunters.
My relationship with Christian, Remy….and Aiden.
And my anger towards Svetlana.
There would be a lot of problems with this new me and I didn’t want those problems.
But I had a feeling that even if I would have stayed human, I’d still have these problems. Especially after my betrayal.
I heard a noise and I whipped my head to the left.
Footsteps, three yards away.
“Whose there?” I asked in a low voice.
The footsteps were much faster. I ran out and a figure was coming near me.
I was getting ready to pin it down when I was pinned down hard onto the floor.
My eyes were focused on the person above me and I saw that it was Remy.
I growled at him and he looked at me in shock.
I pushed him back and he fell off of me.
I stood up quickly and glared down at him.
“What the hell.” He said in a low voice. He got up to his feet.
“Christian.” I answered.
“Who killed you, Leena?”
I didn’t answer at first.
I walked around the living room, I felt like I can destroy it in a second.
I let my fingers run over the fabric of the couch and the walls.
“Werewolves.” I whispered.
Remy smirked. “So now you learned your lesson.”
“I do not want to talk about this. What the hell am I going to do?”
“Have you fed?”
“Did you kill the person you fed from?”
“Because….I wanted to.” I admitted.
“Couldn’t resist the blood, could you?”
I leaned against the couch and shook my head.
“Was Christian there with you when you fed?”
“He tried to stop me from killing the girl but she tasted so good.”
“Virgins are mouth watering.” Remy muttered.
“I don’t know what she was. I’m not exactly a fan of figuring out who are virgins.”
He shrugged. “Suit yourself.”
“Are we avoiding the subject?” I asked barely looking at him.
I can see him nodding from my peripheral vision.
“Want to hunt?” He asked.
I looked to him and didn’t say a word.
“Leena, you are not feeding from a blood bag. You see Christian upgraded because it doesn’t taste as good.”
“He upgraded because his ex made him.”
“And he couldn’t resist. I know you may have sympathy for humans but you have to realize that they are our food. We have to feed from them.”
“That first time was just to stop me from dying. And although it was good, I don’t think I can do it over and over again.” I said.
“You can’t feed from animals if that’s what you’re thinking.”
“Because animal blood makes us sick.”
I raised my eyebrows.
“ So if we bite a werewolf-”
“Sick for years.”
“And if they bite us?”
“It makes them sick and they could possibly die.”
God. So now its real.
It’s live or die.
Well, for me now its die or stay dead.
I got this overwhelming sick feeling in my stomach and it ran through my body.
My fangs shot down digging into my lip and my head became dizzy.
I shouldn’t be feeling this.
“You’re thirsty, Leena.”
I looked to him and my throat clenched and I nodded.
“Care if I join in your hunt?” He asked. His fangs shot down as he gave me an evil smile.
I shook my head.
“Best place is to stay out of the street in your hunt. Vampire hunters surround the fucking area now.”
“Yeah, guess I have to watch out for them now.”
Remy shrugged. “Its fine. I got you covered and we get back before sunrise, we need to talk about the werewolf situation.”
I nodded. “Fine. Where do we hunt?”
“There’s clubs everywhere where there are humans hanging around outside. Come on. Follow me.”
He opened the door and I went outside and stood in the middle of the street.
Remy blurred right next to me. “The speed takes a bit to get used to.”
“I see that. Where to?” I asked.
Remy smiled. “The club on April street. Know where that is?”
I nod and go off before he can take another breath.
I felt the wind through my hair and a burst of wind as Remy passed me.
I could see him but I knew I couldn’t catch up.
I pushed myself forward, harder than before.
Just the running made me feel good.
This is the fastest I’ve ever been and I couldn’t get enough of it.
But when I saw the name of the club in bright neon colors, I stopped perfectly right beside Remy.
He was scanning the people outside the club.
A lot of people were out here talking and making out.
Me and Remy looked at each other. “You know how to pick a person out?”
I shook my head. “No. I thought anyone would do.”
Remy shrugged. “They would but you want the best fill possible.”
“Like who?” I asked.
Remy sighed and looked to the left. He smiled and jetted his head up slightly. “That guy over there in the plaid shirt.” He said.
I raised my eyebrow as I looked at him.
He was almost as pale as me. Dark eyes. Blue and white plaid shirt and khakis.
He looked out of place apart from the rest of the people around.
“He’s your target. Try to get him alone, behind the club.”
I looked to Remy and he nodded in encouragement.
I looked back at the guy and I didn’t realize that my fangs were extended.
It felt like everything else was a blur and the very center of my being was focused on him.
I walked through the crowd.
I felt graceful as I walked and I knew my eyes were dilated as I neared towards the man.
He was average looking but I can see the vein in his neck pulsing from a yard away.
I walked closer to him and that’s when his blood filled my nose. And I smiled.
My tongue swiped over my fangs and I walked closer to the man.
Everybody watched me. They knew what I was and I didn’t care.
The man finally locked eyes with me and paused.
He swallowed as I appeared in front of him.
He swallowed again.
“Hi.” I said.
He didn’t say anything.
“Come with me.” I said.
He swallowed again and nodded. “S-Sure.”
I grabbed onto his hand and he looked down at my hand as he felt my cold temperature.
He looked back into my eyes and I looked up at him through my eyelashes.
I turned and pulled him away from the crowd and he followed me effortlessly.
I did as Remy said and made us hidden in the back of the club.
I pushed him against the wall with unnecessary force and he looked down into my eyes.
I showed him my fangs just to show him what he had coming.
I wasn’t myself in this moment and I didn’t know why but I liked this journey of danger I was taking.
He didn’t look fearful as I revealed my fangs.
“Please do it.” He whispered. He slowly turned his head to show his neck.
I leaned near his neck to inhale his smell.
He smelled good.
It made my insides jump.
I pierce my fangs in and the guy moaned.
He tasted good. Better than the blonde from earlier.
I let my hand go around his throat while the other went into his hair.
He tasted sweet, warm, and sugary. And as before, his blood felt like silk as it moved down my throat.
I could feel him getting hard against my body and I pulled away to look up at him and I licked my lips rid of his blood.
He looked down at me. “You’re so beautiful.” He whispered.
I smiled in response and continued drinking from him.
He got harder, more erect.
I didn’t know biting turned on guys too.
The man’s breathing became hard and I felt him began to push on me to stop. But I didn’t let him.
He tasted too good. I didn’t want to stop.
I moaned as I bit into his jugular vein. He gasped and I moaned again and pushed my body hard against his, getting as much as I can.
I felt like I was about to have an orgasm from it.
I didn’t listen. Remy’s voice wasn’t breaking my concentration.
He couldn’t make me stop.
The guy tried pushing me off but it was amazing even with as much force as he put against me, he couldn’t move me.
I didn’t listen.
Before I knew it, within me, I could feel the guy’s pulse inside of me, I could feel it slow down along with his heart beat.
I didn’t stop, not until he was completely drained.
He began sliding down and I picked him back up until I was finished.
“Leena.” Remy said.
I finally let the guy go and he slid lifelessly to the ground and I looked to Remy.
He looked shocked as he stared down at the guy.
“No self control yet.” He muttered.
I shrugged and used my finger to wipe away the blood from my bottom lip and then stuck my finger in my mouth to taste it.
Remy smirked. “You’re sexy.”
I walked pass him and then turned to slightly look at him. “Did you get what you wanted?”
He nodded and wiped his bloody mouth. “Definitely.”
“Ready to go?”
“Thought you were dreading this talk about the wolf.”
“I am. How many hours until daylight?” I asked.
I probably have to hide out in my basement now.
It’s so boring down there.
“What did you use to do when you use to hide out in my basement?” I asked him as I buttoned my jacket.
“Think about my human memories.”
“Hide out with me for just today?” I asked.
He smiled and nodded. “Sure. Christian will be angry.”
“Christian can go to hell for all I care.”
“He did nothing to you. Don’t be a bitch just because you’re a gallon stronger.”
I sighed and looked to the people in front of the club and then to Remy. “I bet this is how Svetlana and Alison acts….right?”
“Its how everyone is in the beginning.”
“That doesn’t make it right, Remy.”
“Just enjoy while you can, okay? As you get older, your human emotions will come back as you get more familiar with them. Okay?”
I slowly nodded and he smiled. “Alright, so,” He looked down to his phone. “Two hours until sunrise.”
“Lets go.” He pushed forward and disappeared yet I could count in my head every step he took.
I pushed forward and willed myself forward fast and I was running. Maybe ten feet from Remy or more.
He looked back smiling.
Although we had stuff to talk about. Christian. Aiden. The hunters, I was slightly…joyous at this point.
Should I feel that?
Maybe it was the blood doing this to me.
Or maybe it was the fact that I’m not alone in this.
I had Remy and maybe eventually, I’d get Christian back too.