Chapter 4: Something seems...off
“Remy, I don’t understand why its so much fun.” I said as I walked with him down the dark road. I had no idea where we were. And I didn’t really care.
Remy nodded. “Right. Even as old as I am, it never gets old.”
“It’s odd. I don’t feel….guilty.”
“That’s how it is at first.”
I nodded and walked side by side with him.
“The thirst will get easier to deal with like a few months from now if you have really good self control.”
“A year if you let the blood control you.” Said a voice in the outstretching darkness in front of us.
I recognized the voice.
I looked to Remy who smirked. “Christian.”
Christian was now two feet from us.
His eyes were focused on me. “Can I take over for a second?” He asked.
Remy nodded once. Then he looked to me. “You did a good feed, Leena.”
“Thank you.” I said.
He smiled and then nodded at Christian before walking down the road into the darkness.
I looked at Christian and he didn’t smile at me.
“I want to talk with you.” He said.
“Talk away.” I replied and walked pass him.
He slowly followed behind me. “You do realize that I’m the one who should be angry, right?”
“No? You cheated on me, what the fuck do you mean?”
“Christian, I told you I wanted us to be over.”
“But we didn’t officially break up at that moment, Leena.”
I looked around in the darkness and then to Christian.
“This isn’t normal.”
“Me…arguing with someone about our relationship.”
“What relationship?” I asked.
Christian glared at me. “Fuck it.” He placed his hands in his pockets and sighed.
I stared at him. “I don’t know anymore.”
“You’ll break it off with me to be with Aiden.”
This was not about Aiden.
“Then was is it about?” He asked.
“I just want to be alone.”
“To what? To think?”
“Yes. To think. Shit is different now if you haven’t noticed.” I said.
Christian nodded. “Right. I saved your life and now you have to think.”
“You’re making me angry….and thirsty.”
“No one’s keeping you here. No one that matters to you anyway.” He said turning away.
“No one is making you insecure.”
He chuckled bitterly and turned. “Insecure?” He asked. He shook his head. “It’s amazing how conceited you are right now.”
“I’m sorry, you didn’t hear me?”
“I have to start thinking differently and staying clear of anything that brings danger to me. It’s your fault why Nick is dead.”
“No one asked you to persuade Alexander to fight with you. I was getting controlled by Alison because I saved you from being killed. More than once.”
“And I’m grateful. But by the second time you saved my life, you should have called it quits. I would have.”
“Wow. So, since you’re a vampire, what? You’re literally acting like you have no heart?”
I placed my hand over my chest and shrugged. “I can’t feel the beat.” I said and then turned and walked away. Into the darkness of the road.
It was a harsh thing to do but it was also the best. It gave me a chance to explore this new life. My new fate. Do I even still have one?
I have unlimited time now and my fear has ceased out of nowhere.
I broke out in a run.
I let lost myself in the run and I felt tons better.
But then I caught a scent and I stopped.
The smallest smell of it, and it gets me addicted.
I looked around and saw a few drops and trails of it.
I followed the trails and peeked behind the corner of a building.
I saw a girl laying on the ground and a guy on top of her. A guy that looked vaguely familiar.
“James.” I said.
The guy lifted his head up and blood fell out of his mouth as he looked to me. He locked eyes with me and wiped his mouth off midway before standing up.
His eyes swept over my face and body before he locked eyes with me again.
“Look who joined the club.”
I stared at him. “What are you doing?”
“What does it look like?”
“I see what you’re doing but-”
“Who brought you in?”
“Christian. I was dying. He…saved me.”
James rolled his eyes. “Of course. The bell rings and the dog comes running.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
James snickers and wiped his mouth again. “He always saves you when you’re in need. He’s a pussy, technically is what I’m saying.”
“Say what you want. We’re not together anymore.”
James raised his eyebrows. “Oh. Interesting.”
“So I’m going to leave.”
“Why don’t you just say the one thing you’re thinking?”
He smirked. “You’re as glad that my sister’s dead as I am.”
I stared at him and I smirked with him. “Maybe gladder.” I said.
He nodded. “I can tell you’re going to be a good vampire. I see the changes already. And I’m glad you’re not trying to hold on to your humanity unlike your ex.”
“No point. I’m dead.” I shrugged.
James nodded. “I guess now since you’re a newborn, you’re going to go slut your way though eternity while drinking as much blood as you can take.”
“Slut my way through eternity?” I asked. A growl escape my lips and James smirked. “You’re rather intriguing as a vampire, Lee-na.” He said.
“Don’t give me that look and I have no intentions of ‘slutting my way through eternity’ as you put it. I just want to be alone.”
“I get it but….vampires need love too.”
I scoffed. “Says the guy who just raped and killed a human not too long ago.” I looked down at the girl with ripped clothes that was laying, dead on the concrete.
“She was just a meal. I turned my real love into a vampire a month ago. Her name is Bree.”
I nodded. “Good for you, James.”
He smiled. “And you….what’s your lifetime plan? No pun intended.”
“I don’t know. I can’t look that far ahead again. Okay?”
James nodded. “That’s all you.” He looked up into the sky. “We have a shit load of night time left. Better make the most of it.” He said and then looked to me.
“I’ll do that.” I said.
He nodded and looked back down to the body. “Silly, stupid humans who are also…delicious.” He gave me a wicked smile before leaving as I blinked.
He was nowhere to be found.
I can do the same thing.
I continued my way down the road into the darkness where I now belong.
I sat against the tree that had to be at least a mile away from where my pack now laid.
I needed to think alone for a second since Langston and the rest are always up my ass.
I smelled someone before I heard them.
Great, whose about to fuck with me?
“Just me.” Said a small voice.
Emily peeked from behind a tree and smiled.
“You don’t look happy to see me.” She said walking to me and sitting down next to me.
“Your dad hates me and being out here, alone, with his teenage daughter won’t make him change his idea about me.”
“If its my choice then it shouldn’t matter.”
“Why do you want to be here with me?”
She shrugged and ran her fingers through her hair. “I need to talk to you.”
“Okay. What’s going on?”
She bit her lip and sighed. “So you know that the girls and guys have to mate with each other. We don’t get to choose rather we want to or not but we do get to choose the person we can mate with. And I….I choose you.” She said.
Oh. Okay. Oh shit.
She has to be high. “You’re a teenager, Emily.”
“I know but we have to mate.”
“Not us in particular.”
“Who else could you mate with?”
Emily swallowed. “Alee has a mate already. Ted and he hates it when she talks to other guys. He’d never let her mate with you. Everyone else picked their mates and Tommy is only six so I only have you.”
“I’m about to be twenty one and how old are you?”
“Not important. Please, Aiden.”
“I can’t even believe you’re asking me to….take your virginity.”
I stood to my feet and shook my head.
I felt odd.
She stood with me and sighed. “Take this seriously.”
“Your dad will bite my head off if I even so much as look at you.”
“Aiden…look, I know that most girls want their first time to be special but….its not what I want.
I know its my duty to conceive children, to keep our race going. Plus you’re the most decent person here.”
I scoffed. Is that a compliment? “Yes, but I’m sure there are other guys your dad would prefer.”
She nodded. “Yes, but I prefer you.”
I sighed. How should I put this? “I can’t.” I shrugged.
Emily’s eyes dropped to the muddy ground. “Am I not pretty enough?” She asked.
My eyes grew wide. Shit.
I walked to her. “Emily, you’re fucking beautiful. But you’re young. Too young to get pregnant and too young to have sex with me.”
She shook her head and grabbed my hand, forcing it up her dress and I snatched my hand away.
She can’t do that. It’s wrong.
She curled her lips together and turned.
“Emily, please understand.”
She shook her head and disappeared through the woods.
I went after her, breaking into a run.
I follow her scent and push myself to run faster, I didn’t want to go through the pain when I morph so I stayed in human form.
I heard voices and I stopped running, becoming more careful with my steps.
I peeked around a tree to see Langston.
He was shirtless with a pair of jeans on and he was glaring at the girl who came out of his tent earlier.
The moon shined over his face and his eyes lit up, bright red.
“Why aren’t you getting pregnant?” He growled.
She shrugged, leaning against her tree, tears streaming her cheeks. “I don’t know.” She whispered.
“Something has to be wrong. Something has to be wrong with you.” He growled.
“I don’t know what it is, Langston, please.” She begged.
He grabbed her by her hair and forced her onto the ground. “I fucked you eight times last night and ejaculated in you over and over. Why the fuck aren’t you getting knocked up?” He asked.
I hid more behind the tree. I knew he was bad news.
Why is he being so aggressive with the girl?
He sighed and unbuttoned his pants. “I grabbed you from nowhere because I thought you could give me kids.”
She whimpered on the ground as he bent down to pull her panties down. “If you don’t give me a kid this time, Vanessa, I’m gonna kill you, understand?” He asked.
She nodded, her eyes closed as more tears fell down.
Would he really do that?
Would that sick, sadistic bastard really kill her?
Jesus. Should I stop him?
“I’ll try.” She whispered.
He smirked. “Good girl. That’s what I like to hear. Spread your legs.”
She did as he said and he got on top of her and immediately pushed hard inside of her, eliciting a scream from her lips. “Shh, you’re not that damn sore.” He said and pushed inside of her harder.
I looked away.
I knew there was something off about him.
If he couldn’t get pregnant, he was going to kill her.
I couldn’t let that happen.
It wasn’t my business but still…I have to do something.