Chapter 16: The bad side
I heard the shot before I felt it.
It sent me flying back into the door.
I didn't feel like myself.
All I could feel was the adrenaline, heat, and anger running through my body like that's what I was living off of.
As I got to my feet, I looked down and the tiny stakes melted out of my stomach and then I looked to who shot me.
It was the tall dark haired vampire. Remy.
He repeatedly shot the gun yet nothing was happening to me. I didn't understand it.
The stakes continued melting out and eventually, I looked down and saw the girl….Leena, sitting up against her bed, being cradled by her dead boyfriend.
She felt warm inside. And I suddenly want her again.
To take this odd anger out on her fragile body.
I charged at the both of them to get to her, but they were both gone before I reached the bed.
I was pushed against the door making it crack.
It was Remy.
I pushed him back into the window and he fell into the glass and pushed himself forward.
We were now the only ones in the room.
"Bring it on you fucking dog." He growled.
I stared at him and a low growl escaped out of my throat.
I was not myself.
I saw things in a whole new way. Like everything turned into a tinted dark red color and I suddenly felt like I couldn't breathe.
My eyes grew wide as I dropped to my knees.
I gasped for air and my hands slammed onto the floor, my eyes watered, my vision became blurry.
I felt the throw up come up and I begged to breathe for air.
Without being able to breathe for another second, I jumped onto the bed, and launched myself through the window.
The ground neared me as I jumped down and I landed on my feet.
Something was happening.
I knew what it was.
I had this urge to push myself forward and that's exactly what I did.
I ran as fast as I could, until my ankle twisted and knocked the breath out of me as I hit the concrete.
I fell directly onto the concrete with a hard thud.
I slowly opened my eyes and looked out onto the concrete and watched as the blood seeped out of my head.
Shouldn't I be dead?
The blood, like before, took an abrupt stop and soaked back up, slowly moving back in reverse and curled back into my head.
My head wound stopped hurting immediately and the twisting of my ankle started back up.
One pain left, and another started.
The twist in my ankle started not only hurting, but burning and it tightened up everything inside me.
Like a Charley horse going through my body.
I tried my hardest not to scream. I was stronger than that shit.
This feeling continued and suddenly got hotter, I felt like it was lifting me off the ground.
This time, I had to let go because there was nothing in this world like the pain I'm feeling right now.
I was paralyzed because of the pain.
I literally couldn't move.
I suddenly heard my heart pumping fast. Faster than anything I've ever heard.
It was beating fast and hard.
Then…I could feel it, I didn't keep quiet.
My weak moment came back and I was now Aiden again.
"HELP ME! SOMEBODY!" I cried out.
No one listened. No one came to my side.
Whatever I was a second ago, it took over and I became aware of what I did.
What I did to Leena.
What the hell is wrong with m-?
I arched my back as this pain shot through me. I cried out and managed to turn onto my stomach.
I wanted to die.
To cease the pain.
"FUCK! PLEASE!" I cried out again.
It was excruciating.
I dug my nails into the concrete, tearing them off.
And the blood fell out, but as always, reversed back.
I didn't understand it, I didn't want to.
I stayed there, and I started shaking, trembling with pain.
I felt weak but at the same time, I felt every muscle in my body rearrange and I tried to pull myself up.
There was no use though.
The pain had me pinned down.
It felt like acid going through my bones.
After laying there for what I counted was ten minutes, something inside me told me to get up.
I rolled onto my stomach and every muscle in my body felt different, new, sore. I didn't understand it.
I got on all fours.
And something inside me awakened right away.
My eyes widened.
I felt my skin….breaking.
I screamed in pain.
It just wouldn't fucking stop and it had me in full panic mode.
This hot and chilling feeling washed through my body and I could both feel and hear my clothes tearing.
Everything burned and it made my eyesight back to tinted red.
I felt like I was losing myself again.
Like I was dipping back into dark water as that person who raped the girl I call my friend.
The girl I cared about. The girl I was in love with.
And as I lost the little bit of sanity I tried to hold onto….another me sparked to life.
I felt my breathing, harder than it should be.
My heart beat was out of control.
This dark shadow took over my mind and I knew that nothing was stopping me from this.
I felt my painful transformation and as much as it hurt, I wanted it to. Something about the pain made me feel stronger.
I transformed and although I felt the dreading of it, I liked it.
I shot across the street with a speed I've never encountered before.
It might have been just as fast as a vampire's, maybe faster.
I shot through the woods, my sight, sharper than before. Things around my bloomed and I felt like this was my first time actually living.
The wind shooting through my newly grown fur felt good.
I stopped for a second, I smelled something.
I turned my head.
'So you turned.'
I recognized the voice in my head as the Latino's voice immediately.
'So I did.'
She appeared from behind a tree and looked at me cautiously.
Then she smiled and neared me.
She only had on a dark blue cut off dress dirty with mud.
But she smelled purely sweet.
"Need a pack?" She asked out loud.
I just answered with a quick nod.
She smirked. "Then let me introduce you, Aiden."
She turned and without thinking, I followed her.
I laid in a hot tub of bubble bath and sat back and shut my eyes.
Christian was sitting on the top of the toilet and I knew he was watching me.
I sniffed and turned my head and opened my eyes to look at him
"Are you in pain?" he asked.
I nodded. But it wasn't as bad as it seems.
"Leena, I'm asking your permission to kill him."
Christian narrowed his eyes.
"It wasn't him, Christian. He was changing. It's my fault."
"Don't fucking do that."
"That blaming yourself bullshit, Leena. That's not going to slide through anymore.
He attacked you. He has the. Right. To. Fucking. Die."
"It is my fault, Christian. He had a book that Alton gave him about werewolves which said they'll have high sex drive. He was basically warning me that this was going to happen. The real Aiden wouldn't do this."
"You don't even know him, Leena. What makes you think that there is a 'real' him?"
"He's a good person, I know it."
"You care too goddamn much."
"And that's a problem?"
"For this case, it is."
We stared at each other.
His green eyes grew dark. Not dilated but just dark and it scared me. I knew he had a hit out on Aiden now.
And it was going to be shitty because it wasn't 'Aiden' that did it.
He started transitioning and that made him do it.
"Leena," Christian chuckled as if something made him laugh. "You…uh…you can't actually stop me from killing this bastard."
"If you hurt him, you'd be hurting me. Doesn't that matter to you….even a little?"
"You mean the world to me. And if it means to kill the man who violated you, then I'll do it to keep you safe."
"Christian….please don't do this. Stay with me."
A set of footsteps walked across the wooden floor.
Remy appeared in the doorway.
Thank god the bubbles were covering me up.
"He jumped out of the window before I could kill him."
I raised my eyebrows. "He 'jumped' out?"
"He's a wolf. Of course he did." Christian said.
"How are you holding up?" Remy asked.
I shrugged. "I'll be fine."
"You know me and Christian will always protect you. No matter what."
I smiled warmly at him.
"Forever and always." Christian muttered and I looked to him.
He had a pained expression on his face and I lifted my hand out of the water and gave his hand a reassuring squeeze to show that I'm fine.
"It's not healthy for you to be around supernaturals, Leena."
"I know that now. I didn't ask for any of this to happen."
"I should take you somewhere. A fucking hotel or something."
"I'm not leaving."
"He could come back, Leena."
I glared at Christian. "I'm not scared."
"Yes you are. I can feel how scared you are in case you've forgotten."
Oh yeah, damnit.
"I'll just call Nick and ask him to come here."
"Want me to do it?" Christian asked.
He wanted to talk to Nick?
"Um…okay. My cell phone is on my night stand in my room and Nick's name is under my contacts his name is-"
"Nicky." I finished quietly.
I grabbed her phone and looked at her recent calls.
I redialed Nick's number and held the phone to my ear and looked at the door.
I glared at it and it shut closed because I wanted it to.
I closed my eyes and opened them back up.
"Hello?" Asked a drowsy voice.
"Nicolas, it's Christian."
"Goooood, He slurred. "Nooow, I can hang upp." He was drunk.
"Wait!" I demanded.
"What?" He asked. His irritation thick in his slurry voice.
"Your sister was raped."
"What?" His normal voice returned as if it was an 'on' switch.
"That fucking werewolf-"
The line went dead.
Okay, well he's on his way I'm thinking.
I put her phone down and looked back to the door. I glared at it again and it slowly opened and Remy was now in front of it.
He looked at me with unease.
"The vampire blood lets me do extra things." I said as my explanation as I got up and walked pass him.
After I got out of the bathroom, I placed a towel around myself and walked into my bedroom.
The bed was slanted now.
My window was broken.
My walls were cracked and breaking down.
I looked down to the wooden floor and saw the panties that Aiden ripped off of me.
Christian's cold hand made me jump. He took his hand away and I turned to him.
"I'll get you some clothes. You go into the guest room."
I nodded and walked out of the room.
I walked into the guest room and waited for Christian to bring me some clothes.
When he walked back in, he handed me a big t shirt, a pair of shorts, and a pair of panties.
"Your brother is on his way."
I nodded and took my towel off.
I got dressed in front of Christian and when I was done, I saw his eyes become dark red.
"You need to hunt?" I asked.
"You can feed from me." I said.
He framed my face with his hands. "As delectable as that may sound, I need a lot right now.
I'm going to stay until Nick gets here and then me and Remy will go hunt."
"Promise me you won't go out to look for Aiden."
He said nothing. He just stayed frozen.
"Christian…promise me…please." I whispered.
He let out a shallow breath. "I can't." He shrugged.
He turned and walked out of the room.
As he I heard him walking down the stairs, I heard the door from downstairs open.
"Where is she?" Said a panicked voice.
I knew it was Nick.
I didn't hear Christian's response.
All I could hear was running up the stairs.
Nick hurried through the door and brought me into his arms.
Jesus, I couldn't breathe.
"Nick." I whispered.
"Who the fuck did it?" He said. He pulled me back at arms length.
"It isn't even a big deal."
"Leena, I want the name and fucking location."
"Calm down, Nick."
He took slow breaths.
"So…you won't believe me."
"It was Aiden who did it."
"That asshole I watched the game with that I said would suit you better? He raped you?!"
"But it wasn't him." I said.
He narrowed his eyes. "What the fuck are you talking about, Leena?"
"He's a werewolf and it made him go crazy. It was his anger and high sex drive. Its all the symptoms for…that word…um…lycanthropy."
Nick stared at me.
He shut his eyes and sighed. "Enough, with the werewolf bullshit, Leena!"
""It's true." Christian's voice made us quickly turn.
Nick stared at him.
"Go look in her room. What he did."
Nick looked to me, released me and then turned to walk out of the room.
Christian watched me and I walked up to him. "Go hunt." I whispered.
He nodded and sighed. "You're going to be okay?"
"Tougher than I look." I said.
He smirked. "I know that." He leaned forward and planted a gentle kiss on my lips.
He was about to back away, but I didn't let him.
I made him cling to me and I parted his lips with mine and forced him to kiss me harder.
Kiss me for real.
Kiss me like a fiancé should.
Just because of what happened, I didn't want him to be scared to touch or kiss me.
It was no use.
Christian made no hesitation to pull me against him.
"I'm sorry I didn't make it sooner." He breathed.
"Shut up and kiss me." I whispered.
Christian continued the delicious assault. And pushed me up against the doorframe.
I suddenly needed him.
I guess to help me forget.
It was an accident but it still scared me a little and I guess I wanted him to do things to me to bring me a sensual feeling to replace this scary feeling inside my body.
"Seriously? Trying to fuck my sister just when she's been raped?" Nick asked.
Christian sighed in my mouth and moved away from me.
"I wanted him to, Nick." I said as I looked to him.
Christian shrugged. "It's okay, I need to go feed." He planted a kiss on my forehead and disappeared from the room.
I looked to Nick.
He sighed. "They never stop do they? You'd just been violated and all he wants to do is fuck your brains out."
"That's not true. He gave me a little kiss and I made him go deeper- Why the hell am I telling you this?" I walked pass him out of the door.
He followed me downstairs and into the kitchen.
"Leena, since you got involved with Christian, shit has gone bad."
"A couple of bad things happened."
"A couple? You got your heart broken, Illinois has been cleared out, they've unleashed vampire hunters everywhere, Other vampires have been trying to kill you, Alexander died and you were raped. That's not a couple of things."
I opened the refrigerator and sighed. "Nick, let it go or leave."
"Leave you alone? Hell no. I'm staying here and guarding you in case that asshole come back."
"It wasn't him. It was his…werewolf side."
"Werewolf side. Likely story."
I rolled my eyes.
Nick was quiet for a second and then he sighed. "Come sit down with me." He said.
I starred at him for a second and then sighed.
I sat down at the table with him and waited.
"Leena, you're my sister. So I give a fuck about you. Okay? I know that I don't like your dead fiancée or his best friend or the thought of you finding dead people appealing. Protecting you is a natural brother instinct and you're lucky to have someone who cares about you in that way."
"I know. Thank you, Nick…but I can take care of myself."
He nodded. "I know you can. You're a Phillips. We're all badasses." He said.
I couldn't help but smile.
"Except for mom. She was just the cook."
Nick nodded. "But dad was the real badass. He could handle guns like nobody's fucking business. Maybe that's why I'm so good with them."
I nodded. "Severe possibility. You're exactly like dad. Look like him and everything."
Nick's smile faltered a bit. "Good looks, goofy, crazy, smart."
"True for all but the last."
"Shut up." He playfully pushed me and I giggled.
He smiled with me. "It takes a brave person to recover from rape that fast. You know that, right?"
My smile disappeared and I nodded. "Yeah, it's weird. It kinda hurts to think about it because I trust Aiden but I guess it doesn't hurt that much because I know it really wasn't him."
Nick leaned forward and put his elbows on the table. "So…he's actually a-"
"So…vampires…and werewolves exist?"
"Looks that way." I said.
He sat back and raised his eyebrows. "Damn."
I nodded. "I know. He got this book from this man name Alton. And in the book, it was talking about high sex drive and anger. So…."
"Don't you dare say you had this coming."
"I let him in even when Christian and Remy told me not to."
"You're just being you. Caring, loving. I mean…you obviously cared about the guy."
"I still do."
"Seriously? And I thought I had a problem with you caring for a dead guy but a rapist?"
"Don't be so dramatic, Nick."
I smiled. "So you want something to eat?"
"You know, I'm glad you've upgraded from those blood bags. The source is so much better." Remy said pushing a human male onto the ground. He wiped his mouth rid of blood.
I lifted my head up from the woman's neck.
"Yes, it was nothing compared to this." I said.
Remy looked at me. "You seem distracted."
"I am." I said.
"I know she is. I want to kill Aiden, though."
"Me too but she'd hate that."
"I hate that the fucking bitch is still alive."
"A bitch is a female dog."
"Exactly what he is." I said as I crossed the street.
Remy followed after me.
"Okay, I know you're stronger than me and a lot of vampires, Christian, but there are packs of wolves in the woods and they're just as fast and strong as you are. Don't get yourself killed."
"I won't." I entered the woods and tried to inhale the air to see if I can smell them.
"Be careful." Remy said.
I turned and snapped him back a look.
He backed up and I look back ahead. "She will be upset."
"Yeah she would. So just come on out and lets continue feeding."
"Blend." I said as I turned back to him.
Remy raised his head. "Blend with the humans?"
Remy sighed. "Shit, that's hard."
He took off.
I turned back towards the woods where my fiancée's rapist is and then slowly turned back and took off to continue my feed.