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I woke up to my alarm clock blaring in my ears. It said 9:00 PM.I sighed, picked it up, said some pretty colorful words, and threw it in a random direction. I heard a small crash, but decided that it wasn't important enough to look for. I got up, and went to my bathroom to take a shower thinking that I shouldn't've fallen asleep. After I got out, I looked at my reflection. What did I expect? Just because I was eighteen-a full fledged adult-now doesn't mean I had to look older. I still had the same black and multi-colored hair, jade green eyes, pale skin, and curvy body. I smiled to myself as I wrapped up into a towel and went back to my room. I took my costume out of my closet, and held it up. Stacey-my bitch step mom-would hate it. It was a Gothic Schoolgirl-with the Brittany Spears skirt and all. After putting it on, and gallons of makeupmostly eyeliner-I decided that I needed a tiara. I dug through the drawers, until I found a small black one. I put it on and stepped back. It was perfect! I tiptoed down the stairs, trying to be quiet, but Stacey stepped in front of me. "And where do you think you're going Ithaca?" She asked.(And yes Ithaca like the street name.) "Out. It's the Halloween party down at Swig. And not to mention my eighteenth birthday. I'm gonna celebrate." I was going to go to my car, but she grabbed the end of my skirt. "In that? It's so dark and short!" She looked like it actually hurt her to say those words. "That's exactly why I picked it. And you're not my mom so don't tell me what to do." I pulled away from her and ran to Corvette Z06, slamming the door. Driving away, I could still see her standing on the doorstep, looking pissed off. I didn't care. Picking up my cell, I called Jack. "Hey my lil Emo Faerie." He said, sounding more gay than usual. "Hi my little Pixie Pop." We picked each other's names in the seventh grade. "Where are you? The party's soo awesome! And there's like hella hot guys here! Great potential!" I laughed into the phone. "I'll be right there." I hung up and zoomed down the freeway.
************************************************************* As soon as I got into the club, I was ambushed by my friends. "Oh my God!" Camille bounced up and down, her blond hair bouncing with her. "I'm soo glad you're here. Jack's been getting on my nerves! Ugh!" "Yeah, he won't shut up about the 'hella hot guys' in here." Andrea chimed in. Jack rolled his brown eyes. "Whatever." For the first time tonight, I realized we were all dressed slightly alike. Camille had on a Gothic Tinkerbell costume. Andrea and Jack came together as the Vampire King and Queen. Although Jack looked more like the Queen. "Holy crap Jack! You have more makeup on than me!" I yelled, causing everyone in a three feet radius to look at his glittery makeup. "Whatever." He rolled his eyes again. After celebrating a bit, they all drifted off to dance with everyone. I leaned against the wall, almost suffocating when I saw Jack start dancing with the girls by the poles. I looked into space, catching my breath, when a low voice brought me back. "Hey there. Wanna dance?" I looked up to find a hot guy staring down at me. He was an easy 6 foot, with straggly gold hair, and dark brown eyes. "Sure." I shrugged, letting him lead me to the middle of the dance floor. We started dancing to Madonna's 4 Minutes. His body slithered against mine, his hands sliding down to my hips. After a few minutes of it, the place started to feel like a steam room. "Want to get some air?" He asked over the blaring music. I nodded, and he took me outside in the alleyway. We stood there for a second, before he came in front of me, putting a hand on the wall behind me. "So," He leaned in closer. "What's your name?" "Ithaca." My voice had a squeak in it. He licked his lips. "Mmm, I like it." He put his other hand on the wall, trapping me. "Mine's Daryl." "H-hi D-Daryl." I stuttered. This wasn't going to end well. He leaned in closer, until our faces were just centimeters apart. He breathed, "Hi your self." before putting his lips roughly on mine. I wanted to push him off, kick him, do something, but the only thing that
came to mind was to kiss him back. His lips went from my mouth, to my neck. I could think slightly better. I started to move, so he just put his weight against me. I felt his teeth graze my skin. They were sharp. He bit my neck, and I let out a cry of pain. I felt him start to drink the blood that was flowing. I screamed again, and he put his hand over my mouth. I bit down hard, causing him to pull back, calling me a bitch. I kicked him, making him stagger back. Just as he started to come back at me, a guy came outta nowhere, and tackled him to the ground. I started to run away, but my legs felt like they were on fire. I fell to the cold, hard ground. I screamed again, as the guy pulled out something that looked a lot like a dagger. Letting one last piercing cry of pain, I blacked out.
I felt as if there was fire in my veins. I screamed and thrashed around, until someone's voice came broke through the wall of pain. "Shh." The voice soothed. "It'll be alright. I'm going to fix it." I couldn't see anything, it was like something was blocking my eyes, but I could still hear the determination in the voice. I relaxed a little, but started up again when I felt pressure on my neck. It was as if a vacuum was sucking everything out of me. But after a minute the pressure and fire went away and I happily went back into unconsciousness. ****************************************************************** When I woke up, it took me a moment to realize that I wasn't in my room. I looked around. Everything was soo huge! The walls were long, and tall, draped with red fabric. The windows were also huge, with of course, blood red curtains. There were chairs scattered up against the walls(also blood red) and there was someone in one of them. He looked to be sleeping-I couldn't see his face, He had his hood on. I looked down, and noticed that I was still in my costume. I got out of bed quietly, and almost fell over at the sight of it. It was MASSIVE! It was a four post King with a canopy over it, with multiple layers of, yep you guessed it, red. Good God, could there be more red anywhere? I went over to a pair of French doors that opened to the biggest bathroom I've ever seen There was a huge bathtub that looked really comfortable right now. I turned around, and noticed another door across the room. I went to it, quietly as to not wake up the sleeping person, and gasped when I saw the huge,
going to closet. looking at me curiously. I went to the door. "Okay. there was another staircase that led to upstairs. the guy that jumped in front of him. They both looked like someone." He held out his hand. "Are you okay?" He asked. who are you?" He asked." The memories came flooding back into my head. which were a beautiful shade of gold. "Breakfast is ready." . Oh. He had long black hair. but I didn't have any clean undergarments." He looked at my costume. It was a mansion! The hall was huge. I felt two strong arms carry me back to my bed. and here's my brother Damien. looking at me with concern. Ithaca. by the way. with marble floors. and sure enough. "And our other brother Domanic is somewhere. and was really really tall. "Ithaca. I thought I was going to hit the ground. shaking his hand." I said." I looked over to see another guy. I shook my head while laughing and walked down the stairs. I felt my legs buckle under me. He smiled. closing the door behind him. but instead. that's all. and stepped out into the hall. that went slightly over his eyes. I noticed that there were at least a dozen different hallways on the first and second floor. Like I felt like a midget with my 5' 7" next to him. and I did too. I'm Domanic. Daryl. I suddenly realized that this wasn't a regular house. I looked back to the closet and chose a pair of baggy sweats and a too big T-shirt. and two curving staircases that led down to the massive living room. with some effort. the fire that was burning me. I almost jumped out of my skin when someone started walking with me out of nowhere. I would have taken a shower. "Like it?" I jumped around and faced the most gorgeous guy I had ever seen. and. "Yeah. I around. umm." He didn't look convinced. "Why hello. He set me down gently before leaning over me. He smirked and answered. And you?" "I'm Corren. "Who are you?" I finally managed to say. It was slightly torn with blood on it that I didn't notice before. "Why I'm the one that saved you. and after letting my hand go. "Umm.and I mean HUGE closet. About half way. I managed to sit up. I guess I just went into shock." I said. there's some clothes in the closet if you want to change. The ally. I put on the clothes and put my costume in the bathroom garbage. stood up. "Thanks. his sharp teeth biting my skin. I turned around in time to see Domanic going out of the room.
" . It was as comfortable as it looked. Both guys looking at me weird. deciding something. They both had dark brown hair.That's who they were. I could see it now. God." They both said. They both nodded. that's alright. "Yeah?" "Where am I?" All three guys looked at each other. I'm used to making the meals at home. kinda." He said. "Whadda mean?" Damien asked me. "Hey. "November 3rd. I sat down at the bottom of the stairs. And we're Vampires." I shuddered. I had a little incident with the stove. I wonder where everyone was. Three days without a shower.wait what's today?" I asked both open mouthed guys. "Last ni. These guys were fricken lunatics! "I'm sorry . and gold eyes. "So that's who you are. I'm guessing that because about three chefs came running out behind him." I said." I complained. and with us. I wondered where I was. . than Domanic's brothers. he saved me from this guy Daryl. yelling about a fire. "You guys are Domanic's brothers. Eww. you're in our Castle. The guys were about to answer. "Well. "Well it took ya long enough. stretching my legs out in front of me. waiting for them to come back. "I said that you're in our castle with us." I stopped. "You mean you met him already?" Corren asked. Domanic took my arm and led me to the couch. "So I'm guessing that he can't cook huh?" I looked behind Domanic to Corren and Damien. "Sorry. "Back up! I need back up!" He yelled. Domanic rushed up to me and took my hand. Domanic?" I asked softly. They looked more like twins. "Yeah. remembering about back home. pulling me to my feet. they came back through the doors laughing. About a half an hour later." They seemed to be having a hard time realizing the fact that I knew Domanic.what?" I asked. taking Damien and Corren back into the kitchen. still shocked. Breakfast will be late. . "You mean I've been out all this time?" I shrieked. but Domanic busted through the door that I'm guessing led to the kitchen. " Well. And we're Vampires . I thought you looked like him." Domanic said.
backing up. Corren jumped on it's back and sunk his long teeth into it's neck. yelling at him to put me down. I shouldn't've snapped like that. "What?" I asked." Corren spoke up. Finally. . green treetops. . and saw that Domanic had ripped it's head off and now it started disintegrating. I looked away when the blood started spurting out. twitching. . feeling my anger rise slightly. I leaned back into the tree as if it could go back further. his was more impressive. Domanic looked to where I pointed. It hissed at us." Damien was about to pick me up. With a swiftness that left me breathless. I could hear the hurt in his voice." All three of the boys took off running towards the creature. walking up to me. but it only made him laugh. however was not. I honestly think that you're having a hard time believing that we are Vampires. And I should have believed at first so I didn't have to see that." Domanic groaned. "You still want proof that we're Vampires?" I nodded." I wrinkled my nose. It looked like an overgrown rat with wings.that . Along with the arm. ." I said simply. thing?" "It wasn't a thing. there was green moss. When I looked back. They looked back at me. we're just glad that you believe us. "Well what?" I snapped. "I want proof. "I don't believe you. I'm sorry. "No.do you honestly think that I'm stupid?" I asked. "Holy crap! What the hell is that?" I shouted. "Well?" Conner asked." Damien said. I looked up. "No. It was entirely black with red eyes. I couldn't take it. I let go of him and gave the other two a hug. It was so green. green grass. "You just ask well what to me after you killed that ." He said. "Nothing. . They all laughed. into the forest. . but I held my hands up. I instantly regretted it once I saw the hurt in all three of their eyes. He matched my glare with his own. We didn't mean to scare you. . and it landed in front of me. "C'mon lets go back. I ran up to him and gave him a big hug. folding my arms across my chest. I yelped and backed up into a tree. Another limb flew towards me. I gave up. then back at me. I looked away. ." Domanic said. Damien had ripped it's arm off."Do you . it was a Demon. I looked down to find that it was gone.do you . and my hands sore. The next thing I saw. he picked me up and threw me over his shoulder. awaiting my reaction. he let me down and I glared at him. "I'm sorry. . He was as hard as a rock. and started moving closer. I repeatedly hit is back with my fists. and I looked up at Corren and Damien. and then his face brightened. "Then watch this. It was beautiful. It was a weird creature of some sort.
"I can walk ya know." I said. "I know." He smirked, and threw me over his shoulder-again.
"What's for dinner?" I asked, skipping down the stairs. I'd spent all day exploring the house with the guys and I was starving. "I haven't eaten for three days." "Right, well, how 'bout take out?" Corren suggested. "Ohh, pancakes!" I shouted running to the kitchen. I took out a bowl, spatula, and climbed onto the counter to reach the box of pancake mix. I grabbed it, but just as I turned around, my shoe slipped and I fell to the ground, landing on my butt. I was completely covered in powder. I blushed when the guys came in and started laughing at me. "Oh . . .my . . .God . . . Ithaca! What did . . .you do?" Damien asked, laughing hysterically. "I was trying to get the pancake mix." It was soo not cool that they were laughing at me. I picked up some of the powder and made my way towards the boys. They didn't even notice me get up they were soo busy laughing. But they stopped once I poured the powder on their hair. They looked at me with outraged, then surprised expressions. I laughed, and took off running. I ran up the stairs, slipping on one of them, got back up, and ran down the hall. I turned around, expecting them to be right behind me, but they were nowhere to be seen. I looked back and smacked into something-or someone-cold and hard. Looking up, I realized that it was Damien. "Uh, bye." I said, running in the other direction, just to be stopped by Corren. "Shit." I mumbled, running to the side. I had gotten to the stairs, when Domanic grabbed me from behind, and lifted me into the air as if I weighed ten pounds, instead of one hundred ten. "Got her." He called, as the others came to us. They laughed when they saw me being held in his hands. "You can put me down now." I said. He chuckled. "Could, but I don't feel like it." I looked up at him and saw that his eyes were slightly darker. I held his gaze until the others spoke up. "Alright, enough flirting." Corren said, walking to the kitchen. Domanic abruptly set me down, almost causing me to fall. "Sorry." He mumbled. I just nodded. We walked to the kitchen in silence. As soon as I opened the door I was greeted by a puff of powder in my face. "I'm going to kill you!" I yelled at a red faced Damien. He took off running out to the backyard. I ran
after him, and found him hiding behind a tree. "Got you!" I yelled, jumping on his back. "Hey! Oww! That hurts!" He shouted, as I pulled his hair. "Say sorry." "You!" "No. You!" I pulled harder. "You!" "You!" "No!" "Yes!" "No!" "Yes!" "Damn dude! She's hella beating you!" We turned around to see Domanic and Corren laughing their asses off. "She won't get off me!" Damien shouted. "He won't apologize!" I defended. "She pulled my hair!" "He threw pancake dust in my face!" Domanic chuckled before taking me off Damien and carrying me to the kitchen. When we entered, I saw two people staring at the kitchen. I had to admit, it was pretty bad. There was dust everywhere. "Mom, Dad, I'd like you to meet Ithaca." Domanic motioned to the two stunning people. The guy was tall, with blond hair and the same gold eyes. The woman was short, with soft waves of black hair. Of course her eyes were gold. "Ithaca, meet our parents." I suddenly wished that I had ordered Chinese food. "Umm, hello. It's nice to meet you." My voice was faint. "You as well." His dad said, extending a hand. "I am Raphiel, and this is my wife Miranda. You may call us," He looked to his wife for help. "Mom and Dad." She said, giving me a perfect smile. I shook both of their hands, getting them lost in the stone grips. "Hi." I had more feeling in my voice this time. I was still taken back by the boldness in the fact that I had
to call them mom and dad. Well, it's not like my own cared. "So, what happened here?" Raphiel asked, motioning to the kitchen. Besides me, Domanic chuckled, no doubt remembering the scene I had made. "Well, I was going to make pancakes, but I fell, and well, yeah." I hung my head, waiting for them to start laughing. Only Domanic did. "Domanic, that's enough. It's not polite to laugh when someone gets hurt." Miranda scolded. I tried to hold in my laughter. "But mom-" "No. And now you get to clean up this mess." She started walking to the door. "It's nice meeting you Ithaca, I'll see you tomorrow." She left the kitchen with Raphiel following her. He smiled at me before he left. I turned back to Domanic, who was running a hand through his [perfect] hair. "Alright, let's get this cleaned up." I just about choked with laughter. "You think I'm going to clean this up? Your mom told you to do it. She never said anything about me." He looked at me, his face filled with disbelief. "What? You're not going to help me?" I shook my head. "It'll take me forever!" "No it won't." I said, walking to the door. "You're a vampire, you have super speed. See you later." I winked at him before leaving. I walked around the house, looking for more rooms. I walked up and down the hallways, peeking into open doors. I noticed that most were empty. I came to a set of two dark oak doors. They were closed, but I really wanted to see what was inside. Quietly, I opened them, and my mouth fell open at what I saw. Books! There were shelves upon shelves of them! And I mean big books, like Shakespeare and other big, leather bound books- not like the small, He's Just Not That Into You, books. I walked around a shelf and saw Raphiel sitting at a desk, reading a big book. Noticing my entrance, he motioned for me to sit down. "Hello Ithaca, come have a seat, I have some things to discuss with you." I walked over, and sat in a big black chair. I sank down, almost being swallowed by it. "What things?" I asked curiously. What more could there be than finding out that there's Vampires, Demons, and who know what else.
She had long. I'm guessing you already know that we're Vampires. well. Drink blood? Was he insane?! That's disgusting! "I-is that all?" I was scared. About one eighth." I felt a shiver go down my back. "So." Her face brightened. I think. "Where exactly am I?" I asked. I'm Angelina. "And then. I sat up to find a petite girl sitting at the foot of my bed. "Which means that you are part Vampire now." My stomach started heaving." At that point I fainted. He reached over and patted my hand. But you can call me Lina. Right?" I gasped. good you're awake. "Ah. no. She gave me a warm smile when she saw me." She extended a small hand to me. "I'm Ithaca. Then. we have no idea where he is. He continued. I waved him to go on. I woke in a different room this time. and I just about expected her to sprout wings and fly around the room with joy. blond hair and chocolate brown eyes. Daryl disappeared before Domanic could kill him. he would have killed you. You are not safe back home. "Oh . My hand reached up to my neck and I felt two small dots that were slightly raised." I frowned. for one. "You are going to have to stay with us from now on. everything was blue-good thing it was my favorite color. there are some other things I have to tell you." My head started hurting. Domanic sucked the venom in Daryl's bite out. but some. the other night when my son saved you from Daryl. I took it. he bit you."Well. Not quite half." I looked back up. You may notice that your skin is paler. I put my head in my hands. He could tell. slumping into the big chair. I had totally forgotten about that. It was exactly what the other one looked like. so as of right now. "I'll take that as a yes. but where?" "You are in a castle. but in the Underworld." That reminded me of something. but instead of red." I nodded. "Well. "Well. you might have an urge to drink blood. but he couldn't get it all. you might get a little faster. If you are anymore than that. wondering why none of the boys said anything about her. before he did. My brothers have been worried sick about you. you started to turn into a vampire. If he did. Raphiel looked at me. See. And. when he bit you. "Domanic told me earlier that I'm in a castle.
okay?" She nodded her head. Yes it did matter. The guys don't even know yet though. ." I shuddered at how bad I must smell. . Three. " I found myself space out-something I did often-then something sunk in. and he bit me. He just didn't want to scare you away. I nodded my head in agreement. Lina nodded her head. "One. Two. "first. "Pretty much yeah. The only reason he didn't tell you was because he wanted you to get adjusted to all this. Take it easy. "Why. of course! He's crazy about-" She stopped then. and to the rest of the Underworld.my God! You're Ithaca? Domanic's told me soo much about you!" "He has?" I was stunned. the guy Daryl that attacked me-on my birthday no less. Then after you were ready. Domanic? King? No way! "Ithaca? Ithaca. I haven't eaten or showered in three days. saved me by sucking the venom back out. but I'm still one eighth-or more Vampire. I'm going to start from the beginning. Of course I have Mom. but like she's always soo busy being Queen . "Whoa there. . looking like she might explode. Then added. what do I know? I'm only a human-from the human world. but it did. Dad wanted you to tell them. "HE'S A PRINCE AND HE DIDN'T TELL ME?" Lina just looked at me with wide eyes. "Queen?" There was no way there was a queen of the Underworld-then again." I had calmed down by then. "And Domanic's supposed to be King next you know. I'm in the Underworld." She motioned around the room. Domanic. who is a Vampire prince. and laid back down on the bed. very curious. "So. "Of what?" "Vampires of course." Lina said. "No. And four." I groaned. "HE'S A PRINCE?" I basically screamed. "But I just recently learned about you being part Vampire. finally I have another girl here! I've been all alone in this castle. Why was I overreacting? Did it matter that the first person I met in another world just happened to not tell me one of the biggest secrets in the history of biggest secrets? The answer was yes." I just about fell over. he was going to tell you. "Ugh. She just shook her head and started talking again. "Crazy about what?" I asked. let me get this straight." "They don't?" I thought for sure their Dad would've told them. I had no idea why it mattered. and breathed slowly in and out." She looked like I should have already known this. the dickhead-is missing. are you okay?" Lina shook me slightly. I'm sure.
" I blurted out. but once you're turned into a Vampire." I looked up to find everyone with a confused look on their face. earlier. My own boldness shocking me. Which means that I'm ." She reassured me. . "I have something to tell you guys. But." I started. And Domanic is about 190. "I'm part Vampire. he told me a few things . Well. Come on. so they're both 150. "Well. . "There's our own Sleeping Beauty. Even your heart. The oldest of all of us. when I was talking to Raph-Dad. I wondered how close it was to the actual thing. that he couldn't get all the venom out with out killing me. Seeming to have heard our entrance." "How old are the guys?" I asked. Lina sat down besides Conner and turned off the TV. what does it mean for me to be part Vampire." She sounded like she didn't believe what her dad said. But remember he stopped aging at 21. and put my hands in my lap. All better now?" He asked. even only one eighth? "I was suddenly nervous to know. "See. before I could change my mind. twisting my fingers together. lets go get something for you to eat. They'll probably be happy. Ithaca has something to tell you two. Domanic got up and came over to me. Wait." Come on Ithaca. Just tell them. "Well. I looked down. while my cheeks turned scarlet. had to tell them sometime. why do you have to watch some fake? Now." She must have heard my stomach growling. "Dad says it's all part of growing up. "Okay.I'm p-part." I walked to a chair. "Yes. or even if you're born that way. and Domanic tried to save me. as a matter of fact I am. Say it. I told myself. It's not that hard. as Conner and Damien turned their attention to me."Why do I have to tell them?" I asked to no one in particular. "How old are you?" I asked suddenly. I saw all of the guys eyes widen in shock. Domanic following me curiously. not really wanting to know." She motioned for me to start. he told me that when D-Daryl bit me.about me. technically I'm 116 years old. . "Well. "YOU'RE PART WHAT?" The all shouted together. "Hey! I was watching that!" He shouted. feeling suddenly nervous. . "That's something you're going to have to talk about with father. you stop aging at the age of 21. "Hmm. watching Underworld. you know how the real thing is. Damien and Corren are twins. . Everything about you stops then. We got up and walked down the stairs to find all three guys in the living room.
Domanic looked over at me from behind the wheel. Whatever. "Awesome. the sales lady looked at me like I was wearing a trash bag. So far. and the sky was overcast. with red flecks in them. "As long as you're happy. I don't know what I was really expecting. the clothes Domanic let me borrow did look kinda bad on me." Corren said. "You'll get used to it. I looked at Domanic. the Underworld looked a lot like mine. I was especially exited-not only for the fact that I would get to buy new clothes-that I was going to see what the Underworld really looked like. waiting for his answer. I thought walking past her." They said again. You could barely see the sun from behind the clouds. not really." He pulled into a parking spot and sighed. They were darker again. Although. "Oh. And we were going to get some food afterwards. I smiled at her." Lina said. I was surprised at what I saw. "No. with a sigh. or purple skin. "Come on. "Not what you were expecting? Huh?" He asked. I laughed and got out of the car. looking uncomfortable. he met my eyes. sounding like a girl. Although I had to admit. Lina and I took off." I added quickly. "Well. My kind of day." I whispered. "Yeah. smirking. lets go shopping!" He said." I whispered in his ear. I found a lot of cute vests and . Then." He said."Vampire. Finally." I admitted. "I'm very happy. The people-or something like people-looked almost like humans. Lina and I had persuaded the guys to take us shopping in town. I think it's great. At least I don't look like a cat. it's cool." Damien agreed. with the exception of a tail or horns. while the guys lingered by the door. When we entered the town. I threw my arms around him. I went to the pants section and chose several pairs of skinny jeans and baggy capris. I was really hungry. There were green trees everywhere. "But only one eighth. I smiled to myself as we drove down the long road. The first store we went to.
don't worry. "But it'll cost so much! I couldn't do that-" I started to say. "I said.shirts with smart-ass sayings on them." "Me too. I realized that it was a credit card. "Almost. "Umm. . ***************************************************************** "Are we done yet?" Damien whined. Domanic came over to me and pulled out a matching card like Lina's. carrying like a dozen of Mine and Lina's hundreds of bags. With the exception of a few stilettos. She basically threw the menu at her. giving me a fake smile. and a fruit punch. As if sensing my distress." He said. I wanted sooo bad to take her down. I suppressed a laugh." Both the guys handed her their menus and she gave them smiles too. I'll have a glass of blood and a side order of onion rings. They felt like fire under his touch. "Please. Once we were seated. "What?" I asked. but he put a finger to my lips. She dumped the clothes on the table and pulled out a black card. She smiled at him. otherwise she ignored my existence. "I'll have the same. our waitress came and asked us for our orders. She left without saying anything else." I added. and gave me a slight glare." Domanic handed her the menu. "And what will you order?" She asked. and she gave him a smile. After that store we went to a shoe store and I bought at least ten pairs of Converse and DC's. I'll pay. ignoring Lina and me. so let's get some food. "A burger." He put an arm around my waist. I found some hodies too. When I walked up to the cash register. I saw Lina with a pile of clothes almost bigger than her. returning Domanic's glare. fries. and led me to the girl at the machine. "Don't worry." She said to the guys. her ears twitching." I started leading the way to a restaurant with waitresses that had pink skin and cat ears. I suddenly realized that I didn't bring any money with me. "Hi. She turned to Lina reluctantly and Lina took a glass of red wine and a burger. I'm Katie and I'll be your waitress for tonight." I chucked the menu at her and caught sight of Domanic giving me a glare. But I'm getting hungry.
" I said. "What's wrong?" Katie asked. Lina and I just shrugged."What was that?" It was a rhetorical question." She went to reach for it. but they wouldn't budge." She said. I'll take it back. "What's wrong? You look sick. I'm human." I felt Damien shake my shoulder. giving me the same look everyone does-the 'what the fuck is wrong with you?' look. fake surprise on her face. and winked at Domanic before walking away. . and put the glass on the table. okay. I was about halfway done with it when I realized what the flavor was. "Ithaca. I'm used to it." He looked concerned. "What?" I asked. "No. "Hello? Earth to Ithaca!" I snapped back to reality to find Lina snapping her silver nails in front of my face." I took my plate of food and looked at it. and it looked so peaceful. and I liked it! I immediately stopped drinking it. I took a bite of it. I'm not supposed to like raw meat! "Oh! I'm so so sorry. "It's raw!" I shouted. I would be too if I saw someone looking as sick as I felt. "I-I have to go. It looked fine to me. I spit it back out in disgust. It was starting to rain. "Oh. . with some other hidden flavor. checking for any sign that she spit in it." I tried to get him and Corren to move out of my way. You could tell by looking at it that it was too dark red and thick to be fruit punch. It was sweet. and reached my drink. I just did. It was that coppery taste like in blood. It was then that I realized I was drinking blood! BLOOD!! That evil b!tch waitress gave me blood. and a little tangy. because it was the best burger I had ever had! And that scared me. I don't know why I did. "What?" "I've been calling your name for like ever! Our foods here. I spit it out. It's alright. "Do you know how dangerous that is for a human?" It was dangerous. I started chugging it down. But the worst thing was that I didn't spit it out because I didn't like it. It made me want to go outside and dance in rain . Yeah. I was soo thirsty! As soon as I took a sip of it. I wanted to choke her. I should've seen it sooner. taking my plate back. She shrugged. It was the best Fruit Punch I'd ever had. and looked out the window. Hell. I ignored the looks that everyone gave me. but I stopped her. I started feeling sick because I liked it so much. and realized that it was basically raw. I could feel my friend's eyes on me. but I wouldn't look up to meet them. I'll keep it. I looked up at him. I gave .
" Damien shrugged." She gave me a catty smile. I licked it off before I could think twice. but stopped when she started choking me. I reached over and tapped his shoulder. Look at your hair. I want him but he wants you. I had a little blood on the sides of my mouth. I snatched my hair away. I went into the bathrooms and looked in the mirror." "How would you know? You've known her for like a day. making her land in the wall behind me. and backed away. "Let me out. I walked up to her so we were just a few feet away. Domanic shook his head." He snapped. "That guy out there. and crouched down as if about to pounce. -Lina's POV- "What's wrong with her?" Corren asked. and before he even sat down again. I looked around." He got to his feet. He looked up at me with sad eyes. the look on her face screamed that there was something wrong. Although. and I can't have it. angry now. "What the hell is wrong with you?" I asked-no shouted at her. "I-I just know. She didn't do anything but twitch her whiskers. "Although I don't know why he would want you. "Because. She started hissing at me. "Ithaca's not like that. staring where Ithaca ran to." I said. finally saying something. I laughed." She shook her head and smiled. I'm going to find her. I smiled then. "She's a girl. but didn't see anyone. "Simple. I turned the corner. You have something I want. The one with the black hair. So I fucked with you to make you look bad. There must be something wrong. putting his head in his hands." She came over and picked up a piece of my hair that was purple. I was in the woman's bathroom. The b!tch had no idea what she was doing. and gasped at what I . "What could I possibly have that you would want?" I asked. "At least I don't have ears and a tail!" I shouted. "Did you like your drink?" I turned around to see Katie standing against one of the stalls. And I think it worked. who knows.up and crawled under the table and took off running once I got out. and ate his food." He sighed. She flung herself at me and I dodged her.
"I'm really bad at impulse control. Ithaca had leaned over the girl and whispered something in her ear." She started walking swiftly down the room. She looked at her neck. startled. We ran out of the dressing rooms-with the dresses still on-and looked through more racks. "Hell yeah!" She said. It made her look taller than she already was. walking past me. It was dark blue. "Son of a mother!" I turned back to see Ithaca staring at her now clear neck.saw. spinning again. was Ithaca. unable to answer. That was for sure. "Cool!" I looked up. spun around and kicked her in the stomach. out cold. . "That one was made for you!" I agreed. Which is exactly what they were. She had the waitress Katie pinned against the wall with her foot. dumbfounded. "Oh. There. She dropped it. Even with my extra hearing. how 'bout this one for me?" I showed her the red dress that I had on. until she stopped in front of the sinks. looking down at me. I was so glad when Ithaca decided to go dress shopping. ending right about the knees. Ha ha. I nodded my head. I know I'm short. She just pissed me off. It was strapless. I couldn't tell what it was. That mother f***er scratched her! I looked back to where she was. her eyes shining. And those types of Demons are usually dangerous. and looked un-surprised to see me. "What?" She looked at me. Aren't I?" She asked. There were ten small scratches across her throat. "I'm more than one-eighth Vampire. " She was hiding something from me. "I said." **************************************************************** "OHMYGOD! I HAVE TO HAVE THIS ONE!" Ithaca shouted. "Now. yeah." I shook my head and laughed. that? Nothing. and went to the floor. The guys are waiting. She turned around. They looked like claw marks. Okay. So. definitely more than one-eighth Vampire. "C'mon. She had totally beaten that girl up. Looks like she's more than one-eighth of a Vampire. and I saw it." She said. and flowed out on the bottom. right in front of me. as she twirled around in the dress she was trying on. in less than a second. "Hey. cool! I've always wanted to be a vampire. and well . I thought. "What the hell was that?" I asked. I could tell. We'd already . Yeah. . with a halter top on top. It had healed.
I saw Domanic staring at me when I came out in the dress I chose. "See who?" He asked. sitting at a table-in public-was Daryl. and had a small wrap below the breast line and a slit that went from the floor to the middle of my thigh. I couldn't stop the thought from going through my mind. how come I was the only one who saw him? "You . I spotted Domanic taking in everything she did. I was looking around at the stores where what seemed like regular people were shopping. I saw her looking at a black one that had no straps and went down to the floor with a big slit in the left side. giving up. when I stopped dead in my tracks. How in the hell did he do that? Where'd he come from? Why was he here? But the most important one was. It didn't work. Domanic. I wanted to run-and I started to-but Domanic caught my arm. only to find that he was gone. . The dress had made my curves more dominant. I squealed and looked around to show Ithaca. trying to get thoughts of him out of my head. I twirled around in front of the three way mirror. and apparently Domanic liked girls with curves. a smile on his face. but I knew I looked good. Domanic. "What's wrong?" He asked. I chuckled under my breath and went to try the other dress on. and went to go change back into my clothes. I sighed. I pointed to where Daryl sat. . . It may be egotistic. It was black. There.had about five each. But I already knew the answer. dumbfounded.you didn't see him?" I asked. that was the only thing I could think about. Once we had purchased all twelve of Lina and my dresses. Domanic thinks I look hot. Ever since the b!tch waitress in the bathroom told me that she made me look bad in front of him. Why should it matter what he thinks? I asked myself for the fifth time already. A thousand thoughts ran through my head. He was looking right at me. we started walking down the strip of shops. Domanic. but it never hurts to have more. Beyond her. anxious. I found another one that was purple and went to the middle of my thighs.
but then her face turned to pure fury and hatred. he wasn't here. You must finally be going into shock. holding me." She motioned to the bags on the ground. frustration coloring his tone. and he smiled at me . . groaning in pain. and smiled." I said. "Go put the bags in the car. he had to be there." Then. but the person was to strong." I laughed in his face. my terror momentarily suppressed by my shock. "See who?" He asked again. I kicked him where it counts. but he was . I saw Lina look shocked at first. "Well. but I wouldn't move. and then scope out the area. stay here with Ithaca while I go look too. He was still in pain. Don't worry-I'll take care of you. I had a hard time believing my self. there." I sounded so fricken crazy. as hard as possible." He ordered. He was here. then looked back at me. I'm positive. "I think he did. to find him laying on the ground. . gone. and leaned down. . he did something I think he didn't even expect. but he looked more . . I tried to turn around. that he was here." "Alright. ." I looked up into his big dark brown eyes. and I looked over . . . Daryl. Lina. "The dropping everything we bought part. . "I'll be right back. "Or the part where he kissed you?" "Yeah." Both guys looked up at him." I was about to say something. "You have to believe me. "I'm sure he was here. Daryl was right behind me. He stood up with a swiftness that would have made me fall over and hit the ground. I smirked at him. and felt him let go of me as he fell to the ground. that part. well. . I turned around. if he hadn't caught me. He bent down and kissed the top of my head. Corren. Was I imagining things? Impossible! He was there. he smiled at me. but someone grabbed me from behind. and as if sensing my distress. "No. you could tell. I was so sure that it was Daryl." He started leading me back to the car. "Daryl! He was sitting right . ." I shook my head again. added. "Ithaca. "What we have here is that you just got beat up by a girl. and couldn't see anything but concern. Damien. then I showed you . "Did he just do what I thought he did?" I asked.I shook my head. Lina walked up to me. I pushed off of him. what do we have here?" I froze at the sound of his voice. and stumbled backwards. He took off running before I could comprehend what had happened.
I turned around this time to find Domanic." He added. I thought I was going to pee my pants." He said. I heard Lina growl. it hurts when I can't catch her scent. and he wants Ithaca. only to find myself in his iron grasp yet again. almost sounding like he meant it.and stared into space. "Fine. as long as it keeps her safe. Holy shit! I screamed in my head. I felt two strong arms pick me up. thinking about what had happened. and I felt bad for her. She'd had such a hard time since she came here. "Yet. What the hell is going on?! I started to feel dizzy from everything that was going on. "Don't worry. I wanted to turn around and look at her." Came the most beautiful voice. And find out what the heavy feeling in my chest is. and I ran over to Domanic. Daryl declared war." He let me go. And she got attacked. but I wasn't going to take my eyes off of Daryl." And with that he left. I looked away from her-reluctantly. His eyes were completely red and his fangs were twice the size they were before. He's going to kill me! Domanic! Help me! "Let go of her. and taken back to a house full of Vampires." I heard Lina say. and Damien standing with Lina. I mean she smells so delicious. He was smiling at me. *************************************************************** -Domanic's POVI waited on the foot of her bed for her to wake up. and was startled to find that she was staring at me with those bright green eyes. I looked back at her. and looked at her. Did he just say war? And I thought there was only one Vampire King and Queen. I'm a royal too. What the Fuck?! I thought. . And I don't mean he walked away. I mean it was her birthday for God's sake. She looked so peaceful in her sleep. Behind me. and what I had to do. "But remember. "We need to take her back home. I started to back away. What I have to do: Keep Ithaca away from him. I sighed. I spun around and looked up at him. And now it's war. What happened: Daryl came back. and there's something going on with her-I don't know what. I gulped. It was a smile that raised the hairs on the back of my neck. and it made me more scared. in front of us. actually kinda afraid of him. hugging myself to him.pissed off than anything else. I was too out of it to respond. I could almost feel like all the evil things in the world were gone. I won't hurt her. Like he just disappeared right there. Just by looking at her. but I sure as hell don't like it. She is part Vampire. Corren. They looked so fricken scary. and take me back to the car. Then. And as much as she might like it here. I mean he left. she has no idea how much danger she's in. Find out what is going on with her-at all costs.
" "Like a shapeshifter. I suppressed a sigh. I smiled at natural it looked-her being so close to me. feeling my heart speed up uncontrollably. "What can I do for you children?" He asked. my tone soft. I just . "It all started with . ignoring her protests. "Yeah. I know the person for you to talk to. I want to know everything. I turned around. but I sure as hell don't like it." He began. You already know that Daryl is actually a Demon Prince-who can take the form of any creature." I laid there. and I sat down in one of the big chairs in front of my father's desk. closing the thousand year old book he was reading. The heavy lump on my chest got even heavier. I realized that Ithaca was still in my lap. . I was laying on Domanic's lap. "Is that all?" I asked Raphiel. I turned back around and blushed. and my eyes probably started bulging more. I mean. . I was sitting on his lap! No. It was a lot of shit to take in. I decided that as long as she was comfortable. and with us." "Me neither. Did you sleep well?" I asked. . what . ." Ithaca said. We entered the Library. "Well . . my eyes bulging. smiling at us. happened?" She looked really confused. . And from what I've heard of the story is that since you're here. I realized that I must have been to wrapped up in the facts of everything that I didn't notice that I was laying on him. . prolonging the moment with her. or why he wants war. "Okay. ." Domanic said in a gruff voice. and walked to the Library. I heard Domanic snicker. that I wouldn't move. but . well no. . . like a shapeshifter. . so she was facing Dad. shifting her weight on me. "Yes. From the beginning.Those eyes made me want to melt." I shivered. "Err." I picked her up from the bed. "What should we do?" I asked. "C'mon. I walked slow. "Good morning." I commented. that he's declared war. Behind me.did. I was just told that there's been a rivalry between Domanic's family and Daryl's family that goes back thousands of years. The look on both of the Vampire's faces showed that they had to have heard it. "I don't know why he wants you. I don't know why I wanted to spend so much time with her.
He looked up from his book again. . . Domanic gave me a puzzled look. "Oh. then started joking. You better start packing. Okay. okay. and started walking out of the room. well." I laughed. mostly to myself." I said." He paused. "And I think that you and the rest of my children should go back to the Human world." "Wow. thinking something over." I answered. let me get Miranda. My parents probably didn't even know I was gone. but I stopped him. and I think that you would be the one to help me. nervous. I'm sending out some troops to spy on him. "Nope. I just nodded. I've only been here for. and you never went to High-school. Long trip." Dimitri picked me back up. keep him in check ." I said. Okay. The Human World." I said. for the time being. "Well . "Okay. "Yes?" "Well. making him put me down. . there are some things that I feel are not normal. and he immediately stopped. until we know what's really going on. "I've never been to high-school. What else did she tell you?" "Nothing. "I should've known. Of course. 190 years of living." Raphiel said. I did miss my friends. His face darkened. "Lina told me. "Umm . I didn't know what to make of it. And I didn't want to go back home. "I need to ask Dad something. "Okay you two. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back. looking at the floor." He left the Library. Don't worry you'll be safe. . less than a week. It's been a few days since I've seen them." He picked up the phone on the desk dialed a number and waited. I loved it here." He assured us." He whispered to me." My mouth dropped. I'll be right there. ."Well." I said. and I'm sure they're worried about me." Domanic said. but it was so nice. "I will send a few guards to look after you all. "How do you know how old I am?" He asked. "You want us to go back to her world? But we have no one with us there! We could get ambushed!" I flinched back at his voice." "Ithaca-" He was cut off. "Okay. "Never?" He shook his head. then added. Well. Never. "Back to her world?" Domanic asked. . "Yet.Dad?" I sat down. . "I'm sorry.
" "Okay." He said. "Hi Mom." "Okay. ." Raphiel said. But you can try to still be with them." I decided to just spit it out. . "What is it?" She asked. . "But."Please come to the Library hun. "Well then. I tried to hold my laughter." He said. "Oh. I suggest that you avoid any human interaction. I think you are more than one-eighth Vampire. hello Ithaca. "Half Vampire?" They both nodded-and even though I really wanted to-I forced myself to not faint-I'd done that enough already.want . Dad told me that I was one-eighth Vampire. how? You said that Domanic had sucked out the venom. what I mean is that I think you are more like half Vampire. Ithaca says that there are some things that are not normal going on. . But if it gets too hard. It's actually a very common mistake. . "Not all Vampires drink human blood. but I still haven't told anyone. sitting in the chair next to me. Here it comes. Okay. "See. I'd go to jail. "What kinds of things?" She asked." Miranda chimed in. "Maybe. and they are. "Obviously. I couldn't find my voice entirely so I just answered. "Oh.blood. and what about when I go back to school? Will I want to drink my friend's blood?" I asked. Within seconds Miranda was there. and that I ." And walked numbly out of the ." He corrected. and my mouth dropped open. Again-my eyes bulged." Raphiel suggested. and that we could help." Mom said. "We drink animal blood." I said." I still felt weird calling her that. but I've noticed that I am faster and stronger than before. Oh shit. Thanks." She greeted me. . "Well. "Miranda. ." I was starting to sound whiny so I stopped talking. . "Oh. turning to me. yeah. and that a few things would be different.well . but the venom must have blended into the blood stream enough that he couldn't taste it anymore. then hung up." I said all in one breath. but what about the whole blood thing? I can't just go around sucking people dry. "Umm . "Well." Mom and Dad said together.
. you might get drool on the carpet. I noticed." I warned. This was getting really awkward. I was stunned that he had said that. "Careful.room to pack for my "long trip". I. Wouldn't that distract you? "Soooo. I looked around frantically for my clothes. I forgot my clothes. I'll be out in a minute." I called back. and came face-to-face with Domanic. He went in front of me and opened the door. I looked back and picked out some other clothes. "What?" He asked. . "Ithaca? Ithaca are you in there?" I heard Domanic call from outside my bathroom door. and walked over to Domanic who was staring at me. . . and chucks. I dug through the drawers until I found some eye liner and lip gloss. ." He scratched the back of his head. "Hi. . Of course I got new undergarments. and get dressed. and hat. I finished my shower and stepped out in a towel. It wasn't meant to be a big kiss." I stopped in my tracks and looked up at him. In here. I'm going to get my clothes . . I thought. He was usually so quiet. "Oh. "Yeah. I decided that it was high time that I took a shower. I went on my tip-toes and kissed him. so I stepped all of the way out and walked over to my closet. "Yeah. "Well it's hard not to drool over someone as hott as you. taking some random items from my closet. some baggy capris. I stopped when I realized that Domanic was just out there. Hmm. . ." I tightened the towel to me. I didn't see him anywhere." I tried to make conversation(although you'd think it was useless." I spun back around." I said." I swore. I had picked a sock. "So . He looked really distracted. "Crap. I cracked the door open and poked my head out. "Son of a Mother!" I yelled.) "Huh? Oh great." He answered. walking to the door. I walked back out. worried. I'm all packed. until I realized that I didn't have them in the bathroom. Umm . I ran back to my bathroom and put them on. Before I could change my mind. I looked down at them and sighed. Well there's a girl in a towel standing right in front of him for one. mini skirt. reaching for the door knob. not good enough. Umm . I got a pin-striped vest.
I turned around to find the guys and Lina looking around." I agreed. yeah. . Sure. . whenever he touched me I felt like my skin was burning where we touched. **************************************************************** I groaned. We were interrupted. Like before. They just had to act like regular people and take a plane back to the Human world. and nearly empty streets. I'd spent the last six hours on the plane playing games with the guys or talking with Lina." He said. Everyone's waiting for you two. "That was interesting. that's exactly what happened. and when he was looking at me. This was pure bliss. we would wink at each other. I loved the big sky." Lina gave me a big smile. Let's go. everyone else already knew. They had some pretty gruesome ones. but nothing compared to this. But a good type of burning. When I got off the jet I was amazed by how much I really missed it. "Shall we go?" He asked. It was kinda like a I kissed you wink. As much as I wanted to continue our . "Yes. I shrugged and followed him. The plane ride had taken forever. I walked back to them. and stretched my legs. Get down here. "Blabber mouth. "Yeah. I felt myself getting light headed." Corren responded." He said. Domanic pulled away from me. . "I think they're cute." Domanic said. Very interesting. definitely taking everything in with their extra Vampire senses. Now. "Like it?" I asked. "Yes. Occasionally I would sneak a glance at Domanic. it felt like my entire body was burning. pushing me closer to him." Damien walked out the door with his bags. Like I was sitting in front of a blazing fire. I'd kissed other guys before. We had taken their jet and arrived in a fake air port in Port Angeles. "Hey love birds. The only thing that I didn't like about it was the various smells. I loved how it was almost always windy and overcast. By Corren. Once we got there we could see everyone staring at us. okay. We shall. conversation. "You know it. and smiled. and when I reached up and snaked my hands through his glorious hair.but when he put a hand behind my neck. Yeah. Corren told them no doubt. but it was still thrilling to wink at each other." I looped my free arm with his and we walked down the stairs. walking back down the stairs. grabbing my bags that were by the door.
It was the master bed room. and I heard her walk away. "It's cool. and there were hard wood floors. ***************************************************************** My mouth dropped when we pulled up in front of the house. I started asking a few questions. . putting a hand on my knee. because I could only hear Domanic out there. I jumped out of the car and ran up to the porch. "Fine. I walked back out and walked to the walk in closet. I figured that it would all of my new clothes perfectly. "Dibs on the Master bedroom!" I yelled.Corren and Damien nodded. "Are we going to my high school?" I was in the middle of my senior year. Lina looked really shocked. taking my bags to the car that was waiting for us. "We have our ways. There was even a wrap around porch! I had always wanted one. "Yeah! No fair." Lina answered. and I found that it held a bathroom with a big garden tub and a double sink. The fourth one was a bathroom. "Too bad!" I put my weight against the door and laughed. after they heard me coming. When I did. I loved it. and Domanic looked pleased. and found several doors." I grumbled. where are we staying?" "At a house by the school you went to. He just smiled. "I've lived here my whole life. I nearly fell down. They looked up. that overlooked the living room where everyone was standing." "How'd you get them to let you in?" I could tell that I was getting on their nerves slightly. I opened the door and ran inside." Domanic said. "Awww! Come on Ithaca! No fair! You got a head start!" Damien yelled from outside." I answered. I ran up it. . The door that was to the right was open. The walls were indigo." Corren said. Now. I opened the first one to find a bedroom. The walls were a light shade of blue and there was a staircase at the end of the room." He said. The second and third ones were bedrooms too." Lina huffed. I walked to the top of the stairs. The twins must have left too. "So. and ran back into the room. we want a look inside. It was a fricken massive house! It was two stories tall and had a nice Victorian theme. . I slumped down in the seat. "Well . and the fifth and sixth ones were bedrooms. "Yes. "Fine! You can have the stupid room! I don't want it. Once we were all in. The one door at the end of the hall was the only one I hadn't opened. just relax." I mused. locking the door behind me.
. ." Lina said." I suggested. looking around. seems to me like someone doesn't want the master bedroom. dropping the subject. . "You know." I could hear the smile in his voice. This time I didn't say anything. once my stomach started growling." "Come on Ithaca." She said. looking confused. that's right. . sure. "We ordered take-out while you two were "busy". and he groaned. guys?" I asked. "Finish that sentence and I'll kick your ass. "Where's Corren and Damien?" I asked. "Why?" "Because I don't want the room. I shook my head. . "What's wrong?" He asked. "Yeah?" They asked. . Hey . wait ." He said. . "Nothing. you have a nice a-" I cut him off. "They went to pick the food up. nervous. "I'll just have to take . never mind. and threw me over his shoulder. I opened the door only to be tackled to the ground. "Okay. "What? It's true. I shrugged." He said." She said. "We're going to have to go furniture shopping soon. "Lets go get some dinner. "Umm . "Okay. I just kissed him back. Domanic was kissing me. And besides. "Hmm . on the floor. I narrowed my eyes at her. "Yeah." Domanic said." I warned." He stood up. I just wanted to see if you'd listen." He gave me an evil smile and started kissing me again. Yep. "What's for dinner?" Domanic asked."Ithaca let me in." I noted. "Hey . sitting in the middle of the room "Cool. "Cool. You know you can tell us anything. . How 'bout this weekend?" Lina asked. . I have all your clothes out here. stop!" I gasped between kisses." I said. There was no furniture at all. . He put me down in the living room." Lina said.
listen. ." I finally looked up at her. and sat in the middle of the floor. . what were you going to tell us before?" Lina asked. "What things?" I asked. Lets eat. "I-I'm half V-Vampire. and when I brought it back down. it's just what they preferred. pushed past him. And. and his face softened. But after I finished my food. "Umm . "You know. . making me feel even more sick. . And we're going to teach you to hunt. the last time I cried was five years ago." Just then. . "Well then. Ithaca. We got the food. I am . Damien dropped his chop sticks. "A-and I-I like bloo-bl-blood. they said that I can try to hang with my old friends. I really liked the room. but if it gets too hard to resist." I stuttered. . . "Alright. "Which is?" They asked after I stopped talking." I looked up at him. we're going to have to set limits on your interaction with Humans." My voice was faint by the end. "Ithaca. We need to talk. that I have to stop talking to them. Mom and Dad said that. . I couldn't bring myself to look at the other two. He came and sat down next to me." I stood up and walked up the stairs. Corren and Damien walked in carrying the food." . but I . "I'm tired. h-half . confused. "Vampire. I let out a humorless laugh. Lina was the first one to speak up. but your going to have to. "Things like what food we're going to eat. ." He said. I knew that Vampires didn't need to drink only blood. "I have something to tell you!" I blurted out. it was wet. Talk to me. We were all silent for a moment. I'm gonna go to bed. "Umm . A lot. I know you probably don't like drinking blood. I forgot that there was no bed. Just as I reached for my bedroom's door knob. "What?" Domanic asked. I don't really know how to say this. . I started feeling a little sick." She explained. This changes things. Domanic stepped in front of me. "Wait." I whispered. "Yeah. "Hey. I was crying." I finished." She acted like she was disappointed. I lifted my hand up. and rubbed my face. ." I could barely go on. I just rolled my eyes. well . and everyone started eating.it then." They put the food down. "Well. and Corren started at me." I agreed. .
Even if your only half. "My Mom died. I know you're just trying to help." "Better if I do? Better if I do?!" I couldn't believe what I was hearing." I put a hand on his shoulder. "If it wasn't for my Dad making me talk. I'd be a savage right now." He said." He chuckled then. And trust me." "Okay. Wanting blood. I shouldn't have pushed you into talking to me. I don't like to talk." We kept silent for a second. it . "I'm the one who should be sorry. and making me say things that bothered me to no end. Help you adjust." "Really? It seems like a piece of cake to me. but you do. I know. but you're going to talk to me. And. "Okay? I know. "Help me?" "Yeah." "Oh. Trust me. every thing is out of wack." I looked up at him." His voice-even though it was just a whisper-was pleading. "You're right. I want to help you." He took my hand in his. What are you doing right now?" I didn't give him a chance to answer." "Ithaca! Listen to me! I know it's going to be hard. "Making me talk to you! That's what!" He sighed. I made sure that I didn't start crying again. and looked me in the eyes. "How the hell would it be better? It's just going to end up with us yelling. and me possibly crying. I know your tough and think that you don't need to talk. "Listen Ithaca. but you have to. Being a Vampire is hard. When you turn into a Vampire. His face fell. I've been here before. What the fuck? What happened to the whole 'I shouldn't have pushed you into talking to me' crap? Where the hell did that go? I pushed away from him. Your emotions and thoughts get all fucked-up. "What the hell? You just said that you shouldn't have pressured me into talking to you. It'll be better if you do. How could things have gone from so good to so bad in a few hours? "I'm sorry. Right now. He looked back up at me-his golden eyes sparkling. It's hard becoming a Vampire. you don't want that. and I immediately felt bad. "Listen Ithaca. I know you don't want to talk. taking my face in his hands. You do strike me as the type of person who doesn't exactly like to talk." I said sarcastically. you know what? It gets even harder. Domanic was the first to break the silence."What happened five years ago?" Domanic asked.
yet. I knew that some day I was going to have to sort this all out. I identified it as three different smells. You just need someone there with you. and she had long brown hair. Even from Domanic. I sat in on the ground of an ally. The second was a slightly taller girl. To my horror." He smiled then. my stomach started rumbling. Suddenly. It made me feel weak. "Now!" I yelled. and I saw the three people standing in the mouth of the ally. and found my siblings staring at the front door. She just took off running. And that was exactly what I did. It was familiar. He was taller than the other two. My head shot up. but being able to say 'no' even to yourself-it's hard-but it helps.never goes away. and I felt as if I had no control over it. But at that moment. Run away from it all. From being a Vampire. trying to sort everything out. After a few moments. and I could feel pain coming from inside me mouth. the only thing that I wanted to do was run. I ran back down stairs. leaving me staring at the spot she had just been sitting in like an idiot. Three people. How much danger she was going to cause if she didn't work things out. and green eyes. and my head started to hurt. The third was a guy. Ithaca had no idea what she was doing. and big green eyes. I knew what he was saying was right. taller . So much crap had happened to me lately." I tried to sound brave even though I was so scared. a scent came to me. We ran around in the dead of night. from talking. staring at me. my eyes wide. with blond hair. The first was a short girl. I ran down the stairs. not. She left. before my mind caught up to what I was doing. since everyone was standing there. I didn't like that feeling. ***************************************************************** -Domanic's POVI sat there. and out of the house. no matter what. looking for Ithaca. "We need to go look for her. And you have all of us here for you.
" Lina agreed. NO!" I saw Lina start to argue back. I realized what it was. and if we still can't find her. I took a quick intake of breath as I realized who the people were. Glittery makeup. "No!" I snapped." "Fine. because something on it was blinding me. "Lets look around one more time.than me too. We all used our extra hearing to listen to their conversation. but he was interrupted by squealing. Yeah. Don't make me repeat it. "We've been scared sick. but it would do. but Corren stopped her. we've been looking everywhere. She was no where to be found. and had brown hair and brown eyes. three people walking-the fourth had to be dragged out. and Jack. . turning around to see four people walking out of an ally down the street. Girls squealing. Camille. we'll go home. I couldn't see his face fully at first. "But Dom-" "I said. "Fine. Andrea." Jack looked really stressed out." It wasn't exactly what I wanted." Lina finally said." Andrea said. after a moment. ************************************************************** -Ithaca's POV"Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ithaca where have you been?" Camille asked. Well. "What the hell?" Corren asked. **************************************************************** -Domanic's POVWe'd spent hours on looking for Ithaca. you heard me correctly. I could tell that Domanic was about to say something. "Yeah. I felt kinda bad for scaring them so much. Then. "I think we should just go home. I also felt bad for wanting to kill them.
"That's good. "Cool. wouldn't you put them in an asylum? "She's been with me. He led me a few feet away from everyone and whispered. Thank God. there you are baby. It slightly was-not that I was going to let anyone know that. yeah they're my friends and all. Umm. "Alright. . as if I hadn't seen her a few hours ago." She whispered. I believe you. "Hey." Sometimes Jack was too observative for his own good. Note to self: Never. and I could see that they believed it. I hugged her back. "Oh. I mean. I was looking for you. Ithaca can I talk to you?" Jack asked. "Don't think for a second that we're done here. "are these your friends?" "Mmhm. When we pulled back. "Really? I was looking for you too. I could see everyone looking at me to see if it was true. We walked back to the three to find that Damien. "Umm. NEVER piss a Vampire off. With Domanic." She went to give me a hug." I looked up. okay." Camille started. I looked back at my friends. He looked like he didn't really believe it. she had a sweet smile on her face. and gave him a smile."Umm . "There you are Ithaca!" Lina squealed." His voice matched mine." I acted as if leaving Domanic was hard." Crap. "Where have you been?" "I told you. an idea came to me. wanna come back to our place?" I asked. if someone was to tell you they spent the past few days with Vampires in the Underworld. but he still nodded. . and to keep up the act." Andrea said." I lied." I answered. looking as cheery as possible. so I acted. Suddenly. . looking at Corren. Ugh." Domanic said. "I've been wondering where you were. Okay?" "Okay. "Soo. putting an arm around my shoulder. I didn't have a story. I went ridged. rocking back on her heels. tell me if anything happens. but really. Mushy with love. loud enough for only the Vampires to hear. It was kinda hard. But. Corren and Lina were with them. guys.
"You moved?" Jack asked. I heard them sigh. and just about any other thing that might get them killed-by me. Can you say FUN? 6." He called. I had to tell my problems to them. and we made you some breakfast! It's really really important for you to drink it!" Damien yelled. it was better than the morning. "Sure. Crap. Domanic. it was a VERY VERY VERY LONG night. telling me I had to get ready for school. How I was doing. Boy was I right. "NO! I don't want to go! I'm not going near any humans! I'll kill them!" I shouted back. Domanic wouldn't talk to me. and the hunger in my stomach. Damien and Corren were pounding on it. needless to say. Yet." I lied. ***************************************************************** "Leave me alone!" I yelled through the door. ignoring the glares from the Vamps. but it was kinda true. Let me make a list for you: 1. stunned. "Yeah. Everyone-human-kept giving me hugs." Camille agreed. and kisses. so of course. 4. and someone come up behind them. I was soooo thirsty-for blood-that I thought I was going to attack the next person that came within three feet of me. Lina made everyone talk. I couldn't take it at home anymore. Why do I always have to deal with him? "Ithaca. 3. 5. "You have to get ready! We're going to be late. If I was alright. My stomach was killing me. and started leading them back to our house. 2. He would barely look at me. I'd be six feet under by now. "Awesome!" I said. This was going to be a long night. I figured out that if looks could kill." . let me in. What I've been up to. There were some very scary vampires glaring at me the entire night. So. Everyone-mostly Jack-kept asking me fricken questions. "Ithaca.
I wouldn't blame you if you said: I told you so. . It was like something inside of me was telling me to. I screamed because Domanic was standing there-with a dead bunny. They all had respect for them. I heard him growl. Not good." He threw the thing at me and walked away. that's what I meant. "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?" I shouted. They retract when I don't want them-but only a little. I felt so alive! So refreshed. They're about an inch and a half long. I just did. Oh. I LOVE them. So when I opened the door. it still hurts to pull them all the way back. Not this again. "Breakfast. lift up a car. I caught it before it hit the ground. Do anything! Which I just about could. They were new and C. and we walked to the school in silence. . Here . Don't ask me why I opened the door. Rumors about them had been spread. I felt as if I could walk on water. I caught up to them. Can you say Yum? I mean eewwww! Yeah. treated them like royalty(no duh). "Hell no! Go away!" I yelled. did I forget to tell you that I have fangs now? Cause I do. He better not try to kiss me. When I was finished with my breakfast I walked downstairs and threw it away in the trash. it was different. We need to talk. and sunk my teeth into it. and as sharp as a needle." Oh god no. jumping back. and screamed. Not now. Enjoy. . people treated Domanic and his siblings different. ***************************************************************** One of the differences that I noticed was that in the Underworld. But the only reason they looked at them like that was because A. "Damn it Ithaca! Let me in. I saw everyone starting to walk out the door. Sure people still looked at them like royalty-they were all inhumanly beautiful people Vampires.Here we go again. They were gorgeous B.
I really HATE him right now. and whispered about. Trust me. So. Yea. drinking on school property. I'd always thought that if he wasn't the one talking with me. Nice. we NEVER DID ANYTHING. well it's true. darker eyes. What's there to be jealous about? I had a family-broken. and more pronounced features. . No doubt about my new look: paler skin. turning my insides. stared at. . I could hardly contain the urge to go over to them and throw Missy into the wall. I was jealous. Okay.Throughout the day. that sort of thing. Most of it really didn't bother me cause I get gossip talked about me a lot. Vampires are very thin for some reason. glared at. what the hell? I was in Biology when it happened. most people would probably think that with me being half Vamp and all that I would want to drink her blood. but still a family-friends. I'd never been jealous over a guy. He wasn't my boyfriend no matter how much I wanted that. There was Missy flirting with Domanic. materialistic items that had almost no sentimental value to me. Her and not me. Boy was that a lie. Doing drugs. well it smells nasty. NO ONE would want to do that. Ya know that I've never been jealous before? "No way!" You think. Yell at him. Because I'm an idiot and had to run off and screw things up. if anything I would look thinner. however long I was gone-I still don't remember-because I was pregnant. Jealousy. he wasn't for me. And you know what? I would want to beat the crap out of Domanic. So this kinda bothered me. But more shocking. And Domanic was the father. And the fact that I was sitting with 'the New Kids' added to the whispering. That if I ever was jealous because a guy was with another girl and not me. So. The last contact that I had with him was when he threw the rabbit at me. But this stuff bothered me because most of it was that I was gone for . The other thing that bothered me was: IF I was pregnant-which I am not-and someone knew wouldn't that mean that I LOOKED pregnant? Does that mean I look fat? God. And even before that. that he was the one for me. Jealous because Domanic was flirting back with her. But I still felt a boiling passion build up inside of me. I had been looked at. making me want to do horrible things to Missy-not that I haven't wanted to do that before. why was I feeling this way now? . "What the hell is wrong with you? Flirting with another girl! What about me?!" What about me? I had no claim on him.
past that. I was half Vampire. Or. I'd been with at least one person for the past few days. That woman never shed a tear for me. It kinda bothered me to be alone. The cream furniture. my school sucks. what I was supposed to be. The only one she cares about is Dad. Yeah. Maybe this was part of it. Hey. Suddenly having these things didn't seem so bad. "You scared me half to death! Don't ever do that again.actually genuine smile on her face. . "I couldn't sleep. I walked straight out of Biology class. it said 2:30. I guess she really does care. I got up and dusted myself off. Everything was exactly how I had left it. with. but when I looked at my watch. Oddly. I could feel Domanic's eyes boring into the back of my skull. I highly doubt that she cares about me. I don't know how long I was sitting there. of course I didn't notice that I wasn't back at the house when I walked up to the very familiar oak door. you know it helps. it relaxed me to listen to any song that had something to do with ripping someone's heart out. Except me. light yellow walls. and your father's been worried too! He would hardly talk to any of us. I stopped short of reaching touching the door knob when it hit me. "Ithaca! Oh Ithaca! There you are!" I turned to see Stacey running towards me with an-now way!. and started walking away. No need to get ahead of myself. And my family was not. Now. Where my annoying little brother tortured me. it was slightly scary. I laughed at the thought. I sat in the middle of it. They were Human. out to the courtyard. And my Dad that was never home. while she sobbed into my hair. don't give me that look. I'd always believed that fate worked in twisted ways. and stopped when I had walked across the school. to the right field.Not being able to stand them anymore. I'd always been the type of person that would revel in being alone. which meant that I'd have detention tomorrow. It felt weird to be by myself." Damn. Never paying attention to where I was going. what's that? Actual tears running down it. I wasn't how I was supposed to be. the white carpet. Everything was how it was supposed to be. I walked down the stairs. and pulled out my ipod. ignoring the teacher's bickering. I'd skipped my last four classes. I was back home! At my house! Where my bitch of a step mom was." She hugged me tightly. I opened the door-it was never locked-and stepped inside. True. maybe not.
. I continue to be put in a straight jacket and hauled away to an Insane Asylum where my room mate. she'd ground me for hanging out with a guy. I'd be charged as an adult in court now. He ran over to me and gave me a big hug. I was almost raped by a shape-shifting Demon. . ." I get cut off by the fifty people that come busting through the door with masks and weapons. "Mmhm. My dad walked through the door at that moment. . Here's how I imagine that conversation: "Oh. I know how much you like her. "Take her away! She's insane!" Stacey yells." I say as if we were talking about the weather.am I good or what? I knew she was only worried about Dad. "I've slightly fallen in love with one of them. "Umm . "Oh. Honey. . "Oh. So. home. He looked shocked to see me. . I realized that I was eighteen now. "I hope I get to meet them soon. where've you been these past few days?" She asked. "I missed you. well." I nodded. let's see. we came back here. called Bob talks to themselves(I never said it was a girl)and wets the bed. Promise me you'll never do that again." He whispered." She reaches for the phone. I could do whatever I wanted. "Oh. Cause I am. Hmm . almost whatever." I lied through my teeth. I try something else. where've you been these past few days?" She asks. If I told her what I told Jack and them. On the other hand . but now feel like killing him and Missy-I'm sorry about that. . . It's been years since he's hugged me. . Well. and did I forget to mention that I'm half Vampire. It was delicious." I said. I've just been with some new friends. Damn. honey. "Your . not exactly how I imagine spending my time here. cause there's a war between the Demons and Vampires there. And I ate a bunny this morning. I felt my eyes fill with tears. I'm sorry?" I wasn't sure how to say anything. Then." "You will. then as if that wasn't enough I was taken back to the Underworld to live with six Vampires." He finally said. Stacey just looks at me with a blank expression. "Oh.
It was a picture of my Mother. debating. My clock that I had thrown when I woke up on Halloween had crashed into my picture that stood on my little night-stand. I just had too. Should I. Guess that wasn't such a good idea. "Sorry. "I'm so so sorry that I left. just like the rest of the house. I was sorry that my life had turned up-side-down. How could I lie to him like that? Of course I'll have to leave like that again. I walked around to the side of my bed and looked at the mess that lied there. Stacey walked over to Dad." I smiled slightly at the thought of 'busy'. I wasn't curious enough to find out. I pulled away from him and faked a smile." Corren and Damien Corrected. It was. I'm not full Vamp. I'd always admired my mother. Her eyes were like blazing emeralds." They mumbled. First of all. I threw them in my trash basket. posters of random bands all were as I had left them. I bent down and picked up the shards of glass. "And second of all. I could barely stand hugging him so closely now. I wasn't sure what would happen if my blood spilled out. We both shot them a dark look. I was sorry that I went out that night. who was no doubt trying to make me fall for her flirting. That's why it hurt me to see the only picture that I had left of her broken. I had too. I began throwing all my clothes in my suitcases. black furniture. or should I not? Which one is the right thing to do? I decided that I should. With her jet black hair and her blazing eyes. I had gone along with her just to ruffle Ithaca's feathers. but I wasn't completely sorry that I left. Imagine having to do that everyday. not literally-to see it broken. untouched. "Look. Seeming to fall for the subject change." She led him to the dining room.I felt my heart stop-not literally. neatly placed the photo in my wallet that was on top of my dresser. "How could you lose a Human being?" "Half-Human. I ran up the stairs to my room. you don't know where she went?" Lina screamed in my face. making sure not to cut myself. It broke my heart-again. *************************************************************** -Domanic's POV"What the hell do you mean." It wasn't totally a lie. she isn't my . small bed. My electric blue walls. leaving me standing in the living room. Hopefully this was the right thing to do. I had been talking to Missy Cromwell. I was busy. "C'mon Dave. dinner's ready.
Great. " I drifted off. "Mmhm. . . my parents are in my car. . amazingly beautiful . "H-how long were you standing there?" I asked. realizing what had just come out of my mouth. Her eyes were turning to black. . "Enough. -Domanic's POVWe all turned around to see Ithaca standing in the doorway with several bags and boxes surrounding her. the woman had an expectant look. Stacey. breaking the-awkward-silence. Outside. Okay?" We all nodded. .responsibility. she started pacing up and down the hallways in the house. "Long enough. "These are my new roommates: Domanic. everyone was lined up looking like a deer in the headlights. "See? How could I love a girl like that?" Lina just smirked. "Hey guys. horrified. "And." "H-how much did you hear?" This was just perfect. "Listen guys. brave girl who's invaded my life. selfish . Crap. . She walked back out and came back with two people with expectant looks on their faces. appalled. When we walked into the doorway. . "Did you ever think that maybe Daryl isn't in the Underworld? Huh? Ever think that he's here. then sighed. So. 'yall better be ready to meet them. . Me love her? "How could I love a girl like that? She's an annoying.smart . ***************************************************************** -Ithaca's POVI led my Dad. and filled it with . with . He already hates me. "That's not the point!" Lina continued to shout. and so did the guys. . Corren. but the man was taking in the room with narrowed eyes. and Stacey up the front steps to the house. waiting for us to slip up like you just did?" She was getting really angry now. Well. what was so important to you that you couldn't take care of the girl you love?" She asked. She can take care of herself. Ready to meet my parents?" Oh." I said." Yea. . "Dad. My Dad kept mumbling-criticizing-everything." She smirked. "Excuse me?" I asked." They said together. . thick headed. well she could.
. "I'll come to check on you later. "What the hell do you want?" I spat at him. Stacey looked around with fake enthusiasm. what is wrong with you?" He asked again. and turned so that my back was facing him. it's so nice to meet you. I didn't want them to leave yet. I was about to start up the stairs again. the master bedroom upstairs. to the bare kitchen. and you're an adult now. We're going shopping Saturday." I whined. "No. his eyes never leaving Domanic's paled face. but Domanic stepped in front of me. "Do you share it with anyone?" Again." Each one smiled and waved when their name was called." I said once I closed the door. So that's what he wants to know. "Good. . So. From what I had seen earlier." I explained. quaint. Why don't you give us a tour of the house?" "Okay. . "Umm . . so goodnight. we kinda just moved in a few days ago. My Dad was just looking around the room through narrowed eyes. "Where do you sleep?" He asked me. She started leading him out of the door before he could say anything. "Well." He looked away from Domanic." I started leading them through the living room." Stacey said. "What's wrong with you?" He asked. "I'm guessing that you don't like her." I said. "Bitch. "No. his eyes never left Domanic's face. "I know." I turned around to be face-to-face with Domanic. and Lina. Lina was the first to step up. so we have to let you get moved in. "You!" I shouted. I didn't want my Dad to leave yet. good night. I took a deep breath. I started picking up my boxes to carry them up to my room. I placed them on the bare floor of my bedroom before going back to the front door. not sure where he was getting at. "It's . but we have to get back to your brother. And they just happened to land on Domanic. Well." His voice was gruff. "What? But you guys just got here." "Yeah.Damien. "Hello. I really really didn't want to even look at him. . It was paler than usual." she said. it's been nice seeing your house and all. . but we have to go . "Good." My Dad warned before Stacey dragged him into the car. Seriously. ." Stacey answered for my Dad. shaking hands with Stacey.
or if we ran into each other at home-which isn't often." "What someone else? I know no-one but you here. "Please. Something inside of me twanged at his face. At first. But no one could ever beat Domanic at the-I-Hate-Ithaca-game." He looked hurt. everyone would knock at my door. When the only thing you have to leave your room for is going to school or just going out in general-I left through my window at night to hunt-you didn't see people much. or when we were at home." "Missy. well it's too late! I don't want you. Look what you've done. but she was still nicer than the rest. I started taking boxes back and forth to my room. and sit in the back of every class. "Missy? What about her? I don't even like her. ignoring everyone. Lina would barely talk to me. Of course. He hasn't talked to me since our fight. He was the king at that game." "Flirting? You think I was flirting with her?" His desperateness turned to anger. You're too busy with someone else to care. Domanic wouldn't talk to me. Every night since my fight with Domanic. fine! I don't want to see you either! EVER!" He stomped away. leaving me alone. and ignore me too. there's a coldness . It didn't work. I still went to school. Stupid! What are you doing?! You're going to ruin everything! I wouldn't listen to my inner voice. don't want to flirt with you. I know. "Yeah. pain filled months since I've talked to anyone. Corren and Damien would follow Domanic's example. Any time we'd see each other. realizing what he had said. "Like it would help. the entire time thinking. "Like hell you don't like her! I saw you flirting with her in biology. But still. you think that's a lot. tell me. everyone ignored me too." He shut his mouth. "Tell me. get ready for school. I know." I shook my head. Well it's not. trying to get me out of my room. Two months. "Well then." He started to sound desperate. I'd just wake up in the morning. don't even want to see you!" I shouted. it was either in Biology. Two long. crucial."When I said "you. I think I was too gone to care about what he just said. I wouldn't talk to anyone. "That's insane! The only person I would flirt with is you-. Sure." I was losing my temper. but I didn't even talk to any of my friends." Was all I said. She'd say hi to me when we passed in the hallway at school. Even Jack." I was completely serious.
. and I am very sorry for your loss." He started heading down the steps. "Thanks. There." I said cheerfully. but stopped. Renwick?" I shook my head. . well maybe I was exaggerating-he himself wasn't the worst person in the world. "Who?" I had no idea who he was talking about. can I help you?" I asked. when the bell rang. I took it. I had never known . that I had to answer the door today. dressed in all black. I am a messenger from Mr. . they wanted me to give one of their children this. He wi ll h ave a Ba ll to find his Queen an d tak e ov er the Unde rw orl d. yes. "Yes. you'll never figure it out. He wi ll need t o m ar ry as so on a s poss ible s o he c an hel p restore wh at we h ave lost . I was sitting in my room. Just the thought of Mom and Dad made me feel a little better. "Mr. It was thei r las t wis h for you a ll t o retu rn to the Unde rw orl d t o m ak e Pr ince D oma ni c King . The man cleared his throat. "Umm . . He just shook his head and walked silently to the waiting car. We ha d won -we ev en kille d Da ryl -bu t a t a cos t. . Ja meso n( Ex ecut iv e t o Kin g Raphiel and Queen M ir an da . Usually I wouldn't have answered the door. was the worst possible person in the world. . I was always alone now. . . And I had to receive the message. Well. Okay. . Take a guess. Raphiel and Miranda?" "Oh oh oh! Mom and Dad!" I shouted. "Umm . in the corner. I am v ery sor ry to say th at King Rap hiel a nd Queen Mi rand a h ave d ied in b attle . but at the time it felt like it. He sighed. opened the envelope immediately and began reading: De ar R enw ick Ch ildren . And I had to tell the others. "Oh. realizing what their name was." He handed me a white envelope. well." He said. "You know. And you know what the worst part is? Go ahead.) . I got up from the my corner and walked slowly down the stairs to the door. being curious like I am. The worst part is . I laughed with no humor at that.in her that I never knew she was capable of. Renwick." "What?" I asked. I'd better go. "Yes . and Mrs. and Mrs. my voice was hoarse from not talking in a few weeks. but I was alone today. Sin cerely . . Mr. Me. standing on the porch.
at something else. we should get going. you and I don't belong together. "What do you mean. as he wrapped an arm around her waist. "That has got to be the worst nightmare I have ever had. and you're just a Half Breed. "Come back! I love you!" But they were already gone. when I heard a skin crawling scream." I whispered to myself." She said. "Who the hell is she?" I asked. into the dark. my love. but the damage was huge. "C'mon. Domanic. and saw her." I shivered at the coldness in his voice." The girl-Winter-started leading him away. to try and turn back time I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do And I've hurt myself By hurting you ------------Christina Aguilera----------Hurt I had to be dreaming. why?" "Cause. Oh. with you. "I missed you. they used to sparkle. the second one made more sense. you're leaving?" I asked. I'm the Vampire prince. . "But. but he wasn't paying attention. "I don't want to be here anymore. Or having a nightmare. "Ah. The last thing I remember was feeling the cold hard wood floor touch my face. He was looking past me. I put the letter in my pocket and felt my knees buckle. "She is my new Queen. and something inside of me quivered. I realized it was me. I could see his eyes change. Winter.The letter was small. Ithaca." As he said this. I saw Domanic look back. "NO!" I shouted after them. They were dull." He seemed exited by this. We will rule the Vampire Kingdom together. once I closed my mouth." He said. I don't want to be here anymore. Yep. It's Dangerous And so out of line. "But I-I" I whispered. I turned around. I shot up.
Domanic come over to me. . . unwillingly. and that I'd never do . Hmm . And I had to tell the Vamps. and my palms turn sweaty. They walked past me.) I curled into a ball on the couch and thought over as to how I was going to do this. and saw her start to cry. "Well?" Corren asked. and I wasn't going to change it . reading the paper. . and read it out loud. "Umm . I'll just . . and cried my eyes out. Lina was the first to speak. telling them that they were wrong. Damien's. maybe I'll wait till their in a good mood. . I shook my head." I sat there. I crashed on it. They turned slowly. and fanned myself with a piece of paper from my pocket. then at me. Just awesome! (Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice. We ain't got forever. as they accused me of forging the letter. My other parents. I had made up my mind. the Vampire King and Queen. I cleared my throat. . They way they all turned around at the same time would have made me laugh at any other time. and saw all the guys look at their sister first. I didn't feel like mentioning to him that he was after all immortal. and Domanic's parents were dead. I'll just tell them. And I sat there. and after telling myself that I could do it a thousand times. My thoughts were interrupted by the four people I wanted to see least in the world. Corren's. I spoke. Get back to the point." Damien said. . "Hm? What's this?" I asked myself. hopefully. And I sat there. well. see . II" I sighed. "Well. Well this was just great. . I could feel my breathing increase. I'll just . and walked to one of the couches. I flinched at her voice. . Forever. Lina's. "What? You want to talk now?" She asked in a harsh voice.I got up from the floor. and watched Lina's face break down. and watched the man i love. It took only two lines to remember what had happened. ignoring me as usual. But there was no way I was going to laugh now. Since when do Vampires sweat? Never mind. Just get this over with. They were dead. . no-yes!" I shouted since they started to walk away. I sat there. "Yea. snatch the letter away. were dead. "I got this note today. "H-hey guys?" I asked. . And I sat there. Gone. That would really suck. .
She's as heart broken as the rest of us. "W-what do you mean?" Lina asked. and cried along with me while the guys just stood there. "It was a rhetorical question. we know. Domanic. "We know. causing me to jump. of course you didn't forge it. "Y-Y-You k-know I'd n-never dooo t-that!" I shouted in between sobs." Domanic stuttered. Just because we all made some bad choices before. cut her some slack. "Well yeah!" She shouted back.that." She hugged me. I could have sworn my heart . "I am so so sorry. doesn't mean we have to live down to those now. And you're hugging her?!" I think he had a problem with this." They whispered back. I saw almost everyone's faces turn soft. What do you expect me to do?!" I could tell that Domanic was about to speak. and hesitantly put their arms around us." I whispered to them. "You're hugging her! The person that's just about drove me." I just stared at Lina with new appreciation. you'd never cause just a little bit more?" "You know as well as anyone else here that I would NEVER do that to you guys. I'm sorry we accused you. Ithaca. and pull me from everyone. I smiled slightly and hugged them. Damn. Your parents were like my other set of parents-one's that really cared.I mean us crazy. Why would I do that to the ones I-I I lov-" I broke down crying again. Slowly. "Oh. not sure of what to do. "You'd never do that? After all the pain and worry you've caused us. M-Mom even told me how she was such a great addition to the family. Lina-like always-was the first to come over. "Well it better be fine!" She snapped. and is now making it's way through a puddle of pudding-do not ask me where this comparison came from-Corren and Damien made there way over to us. like slower than a snail that's been super-glued to the ground slow. very slowly. "She loves them like we do! She knew them. "Really?" Domanic asked. "W-well fine. They hesitantly sat down next to us. I felt two very familiar arms wrap around me. "What the hell are you doing?" Domanic shouted.
*Two days later* "Are you kidding me?!" Camille shouted. laughing along with Andrea and Jack. "Are you ever gonna come down?" Lina questioned. "Nothing. you're probably questioning my sanity right now. everyone's still been careful around me. "Okay. but hell. anyways.skipped a beat. "So you seriously want us to believe that you're a Vampire?" Jack asked. Everyone seemed to be waiting for my response. standing in my doorway." "I'm sorry I scared you. . I hugged him as hard as possible. "What's wrong?" She asked. "C'mon! Let's go!" Corren and Damien yelled from downstairs. Well they're wrong. yeah. "Yeah we're waiting!" I heard Domanic yell. and I knew it would be a while before they all trusted me completely again. "Umm ." I said to Domanic. what can ya do? So. but then the other three gathered around us in a big hug. let me clear things up for you: *1hour earlier* "You ready to go?" Lina asked. . it's like they're afraid to get me angry or something. Like I said." I answered. He sighed and . and yet I felt as if I was forgetting something." It sounded like a question. no. "I'm sorry I yelled at you. Ever since we hugged. . I'm not going anywhere without Domanic them. I sighed. But. . Okay. "Uh . I hugged everyone tighter." I had almost all my clothes packed and stuff. so before we go on. I'll take what I can get. thinking that I'll flip out again. Just jittery. We stayed like that for a moment. they still don't trust me completely. Okay. . "For what?" "Nothing!" I shouted. and kinda made up." She walked away.
"Fine. "Oh my god! I've missed you soooooo much!" He lunged towards me and I stumbled back. but I've had some trouble and I needed to sort things out. He just stared at me. He thought it over for a second. It'll last longer. aggravated. He seemed to notice it too." Domanic said. "WHAT?" I shrieked. is that everything?" "Uh. yeah. "Jack wait!" I shoved my foot in between so it wouldn't close. "C-cool. "Well."Ugh! What the hell do you think?" Quiet. "Take a picture. ." I said awkwardly." I grunted. "STOP!" when we came to the right one. nearly causing me to fly out the window. "Well finally Princess Ithaca comes down. "I'm sorry! Okay. Whatever. *************************************************************** "WAIT! STOP THE CAR!" I yelled. "Of course I'm coming!" God. "What?" He asked. Everyone glared at him. shut up and help me. Just take this one. it's you. starting to close the door. Okay? So can I come in?" I asked all in one breath." I instructed. causing Domanic to slam on the breaks. "What?" He laughed. "Why?" I started to un-buckle my seat belt. Everyone turned away-except Domanic." Everyone seemed to be staring at us. erm." I said as I started walking up the steps to the house. six suitcases. "Nothing. I knocked a few times. and go down Redding Street. "Yea-oh." He said. before answering. I'm sorry I've been ignoring you and Camille and Andrea. "Nice." I told him. He cleared his throat." He reached to take the other one and his hand brushed against mine. "I'll be right back." I said. and I almost dropped everything." He said. and walked to the car. He quickly came over and took the smallest one. Yeah. His touch sent fire blazing on my hand. "Oh. and rushed downstairs-carrying all SIX of them. and waited. this was getting annoying. I looked at all the houses and yelled. "Turn around. turning the car around and heading back to Redding. supporting our-his-weight. I quickly put the rest of my clothes into my suitcases.
"Wow. . Like . ."Shh. "Sorry. . . "Okay guys. and hugged us. but I-I'm h-half-f V-Vampire." they all sat on the grass. I punched him lightly on the arm." Damn. and I just wanted to give you a hard time. "Mad? How could we be mad?" Jack asked." I laughed. I've been having weird comparisons today. "Wha-but-you-and-how-what?" I demanded asked. She leapt over to us and pushed Jack out of the way. "Which is . . I took another deep breath. "S'okay." I soothed." He laughed." Andrea started. Shh. "Sit down. there's something I need to tell you. I cast a glance over to the car and saw everyone staring at me with a horrified expression. "You showed us that at the parade you and your friends put on that one day." I laughed. "Umm ." I stuttered out. "I love rainbows!" "We know you do.ITHACA!!!" Camille shouted. "I was acting. Sorry. I'm back now." I muttered. and continued. Like seeing a rainbow fish riding a unicycle eating a hot dog weird. . And this my friends. this is going to sound weird. "What was that my Lil' Emo Faerie?" Jack put a hand to his ear. "Camille you bitch! Don't even pretend tha-ITHACA!" Andrea screamed. "What's all the commotion. "Oh. . I mouthed to them. "Ooh!" Jack squealed. and tackled me in a hug. remembering why I came here in the first place. nothing my Little Pixie Pop. "Dick head." We all said. "Okay. listen guys ." They mumbled. It's okay. As did I-it was hilarious! "Oh yea! I remember that! Oh and remember that time when-" "Guys! Enough." I said." Camille shuddered. is where you came in on earlier: . looking at my torn All Stars. waiting for me to start talking." I said. But I stopped. And I thought you'd be mad at me. like I said. I sat down in front of the three and took a deep breath. They all just stared at me." I cut Andrea off in mid-sentence. . I knew why you weren't talking to us. like really really weird. I know this is gonna sound weird.never mind.
How could you even think that? She's your best friend! you could have turned her! Or worse! Killed her! "Then you're lying. I shoved Camille away from me with inhuman force. I threw it to the ground and wiped my mouth with the sleeve of my jacket." I breathed. My eyes landed on Domanic." I said. "Umm . and went for the kill. and caught the Bunny with my mouth. The scent of her breath-and blood-were really really REALLY sweet. "Prove it." Andrea said. But since there was a very delicious rabbit in my mouth. His face said it all. until they noticed that I was serious. It tasted pretty good. I looked up at my friends. . I continued to suck it dry. ." They all looked skeptical. I huffed. "Holy crap! Don't tell me you're one of those freaks who believes they're a Vampire?" Camille asked. I tore my eyes away from her neck. "Really?" She asked. no. But they weren't there. Half Vampire. and elongated my fangs. I turned back to my friends and sighed again-wow I've been doing that a lot. I would have thrown it aside. Well. half Vampire. "Uh. My stomach rumbled. shocked. Camille leaned in. If I was thinking straight-if there wasn't a dead bunny in my mouth. and stuck my tongue out at him like a three year old. More. A Bunny. with the sweet blood dripping into it. causing the animal to fall limp." Andrea stated. "So you really want us to believe that you're a Vampire?" Jack asked. See what you did? They left! You should've just left without telling them! . "I don't know how. They were all speechless. laughing along with Andrea and Jack. I brought it back to my friends. I could almost see the blood pulsing through the veins in her neck. and she landed back where she was.no. "No. "Yes. Then from the corner of my eye. I took off. I licked my lips. "You never start something if you don't have the proof. making the distance between us too small. I huffed."Are you kidding me?" Camille shouted. I saw it." Jack said. They just laughed harder." It sounded like a question. Perfect. "No. I looked around. Hopping around the edge of yard. making sure no one else was close. and looked around. I shook my head." I admitted. I am a Vampire. Prove it." She was right. I sighed. "How's that?" I asked. Go on.
." I whispered. ." Her face went pale. . . . "Cause you guys are my best friends. "OHMYGOD! OHMYGOD! OHMYGOD!" Camille squealed. I stood up and went to turn around. Not without telling them." Andrea said. why'd you tell us?" Andrea asked. I couldn't just leave without telling you . "Oh. "Umm . again." "And you haven't killed anyone yet?" I smiled at Camille. It's really important. . how long?" Jack asked. This is gonna hurt. a ball . ." "Oh. and a wedding . . No.How could I? They're my BEST friends! I couldn't just leave them again.yeah. Well . . Yea huh. Whatever. I can't stay here anymore. what's today?" "Tuesday. "Why?" They asked. "Oh. "About three months. "Then . . . . ." "So. "Well. okay-wait. there's kinda a like . You're leaving?" They all looked confused. "What the-" I started to say. But I almost did. Well duh. "Umm . ." She whispered. . You're crazy. "No." That you wish was yours. yeah. and a funeral . . Nu uh. . but was tackled back to the ground." "When?" "About five minutes ago. I'm having a conversation with myself-in my head. . . . February 1st." "So . Domanic." I counted in my mind. "Sorry. . "YOU REALLY ARE A VAMPIRE!" "Shhh! People will hear you!" I hissed.
" He reached up and wiped my face with his thumb. I could hear my heart thumping in my chest." She whispered." She smiled. They're your friends. I could see him leaning closer to me. How. "Thank you so much. How is the grass green? How is the ocean blue? How is blood red? How did my other parents die? . I laughed. "Yeah. You need them. my eyes filling with tears." We all turned around to see Lina getting out of the car. I left Lina and walked over to the driver's side. "But you guys can come. Why? Why is the grass green? Why is the ocean blue? Why is blood red? But a better question. Thank Domanic. But whatever.Shut up! I'm a part of you. He's the one you owe. . Domanic. and I could feel myself leaning towards him. let's go!" Camille said. And he obviously could hear it too. cause I saw him smirk. "Don't thank me. They can go. "Do you mean it?" I asked in disbelief. Our lips were about to touch. Ithaca. "And besides. jumping in the way back of the car. We both pulled apart quickly and I rushed to the other side of the car. *13 hours later* Why? A simple question. I ran over to her and gave her a rib crushing hug." I said. "Thankyouthankyouthankyou! You're the bestest person ever! I soooo owe you for this!" I squealed. "Okay." She said. This was so perfect! "No problem. I think Corren and Damien like your friends over there. . So your telling yourself to shut up. but .
so he killed himself so they could pass together. and Andrea. "They fought him on their own. "Ithaca." I nodded. "Yes. a VERY good question. "Well." We all turned around to look at the three. Camille." I felt a shock go through my body. I found it on the desk. when he came up outta nowhere. while I was reading it. Jameson pull out an envelope. since him and his men killed the rest of the guards. "Sorry. They had successfully killed him. Jameson cleared his throat before going on. and led us to the library to give us all the details." We all nodded. SHUT THE FUCK UP! "You will all attend this. What am I saying? How could I just automatically want him to choose me? Because you love him." Mr.Ah. "This is for you." I turned back around to see Mr. We had just gotten back to the Underworld." By this time almost everyone in the room was crying. "And this means that Prince Domanic will now have to have a Ball in order to find the new Queen of the Vampires. Your father couldn't bear the thought of living with out her. Wait. you see. I turned around and put a finger to my lips. What was I supposed to do about that? Nothing. "Is that all?" I asked." I took the envelope. A Ball. All I could do is sit there. "Thank you. It will take place in two days. I could do nothing about it. I had completely forgotten about that. But. and we all started walking out of the library. but sadly only after he had killed Queen Miranda. we all know that the King and Queen don't participate in battle. Jameson. . "As I was saying. It may be too dangerous for them. my voice cracking. and hope he chooses me. er." Mouthed Jack. they were ambushed by Deryl and so they had to fight back. well except the humans. With hundreds of girls-full fledged Vampires-dying to be the one for him. you know that they were the King and Queen." I made my way back to my old room. and I heard three small gasps from behind us. or else it would have been a sure death. And here's the answer: "How did my other parents die?" I asked Mr.
All my stuff was already packed away. Just. and started to drift to sleep . I shoved him off and laid back down. You w ere li ke a fif th ch ild t o us . But anyways." I pointed to my closet. "No! It's fine! I get it. We kn ow h ow mu ch ou r Dom ani c mea ns to you .S. Remem ber ." "Go fall in a ditch and die. and I couldn't resist. "What are you going to wear to the ball?" Jack asked. "So. see girls hav-" I threw my hands over his mouth. "There's like a million in there. Mom an d D ad . -Lov e is a v ery irr at io na l an d odd t hin g. . Love. i t wi ll al l wo rk o ut s omeho w. . Remem ber . Okay?" He nodded. "What the hell?" I asked. D on' t be af raid t o m ak e s ome irr ati on al de cisi ons. foll ow you r hear t a nd p ray for the best ." I told him. "Are you going straight on me?" I joked. . take care o f our chil dren. sitting on my bed. "The black one. . "Honey." It was all very confusing. Plea se. "I dunno." I couldn't bear to open my eyes. don't ." "Oooh! It's so sexy! You'll look so hot in it!" I opened my eyes to see Jack dancing around with it. "Nice shirt. Probably that one. standing up. so I . I sighed and let my hand fall from his face. I fell back onto the bed. P. . and the bed was made. Only to be pushed out of my own bed. understand. I saw my bed. but guys are so much better.De ar I th ac a. is it time we have the talk? Cause I'm sure you already know all this. Plea se. I went and picked out a shirt that said I ❤ Vampires. So even Mom and Dad knew I loved liked Domanic before I did? How weird was that? I put the note in my pocket and walked into my room. . girls are pretty. It was a grea t p leas ure t ha t w e cou ld mee t you. I flopped onto it. who's your date?" . "With the slit. "Oh god no! Don't get me wrong." "But you like guys that act like girls. a ll is fair in lov e a nd war . and a pair of sweats. just don't say anymore. a nd yourse lf." Jack said.
But maybe it was because tonight. "No one. still in . fifteen . . cause Jack did it)." He held out his arm and I looped mine through. "It took you long enough-" I stopped talking when I noticed it wasn't the escort. ten . I was all ready to go." "Well. . are you gonna be that Queen?" I sat upright again. Domanic had never made me this nervous before. I had my dress on. my shoes on." "So . Sure." I shrugged the entire conversation off and made Jack leave so I could get some sleep. And with my luck. he would choose a bride. "W-what are you doing here?" He smiled. "I had to get ready too. would I love to know. But I really was as far from ready as possible.I eyed him suspiciously. "Because the ball is for Domanic to find his Queen. . "Probably not. still unsure. . I waited on my bed for the escort to come and take me to the ball room. As far as anyone knew. ." Jack raised one eye brow. five minutes passed ." I explained. . "No I don't. "Argh!" I exclaimed as someone knocked on the door. "Well sorry." I breathed. "I'm here to escort you to the-my ball. Every girl there-except the moms and Lina-will be dateless. but where in the hell is my confidence? Boy. but I dunno. why not?" "Cause it's not the type of ball for me to have a date. "But you need a date! Everyone needs a date!" Jack exasperated. my makeup(with some sparkles. it was the break me. . . . I had my hair done(thanks to Camille and Andrea). and sighed." "Domanic. . Tonight he would make a decision that would either make me . or break me." "So what?" "So." He said sarcastically.
I couldn't forget about their gallons of makeup that was melting off because of their grinding on the dance floor. "See you later. Oh crap. "Saw what?" "That. I got a few. B. I'm Ithaca. "I'm Kim. "Hi there!" One of them said. "For sure. I gave a relieved sigh. and neon lights." She pointed to the other two. that's Tina and she's Elli. I dropped my gaze." We started walking down the stairs and to the ball room.right. "Whatever. and looked over at Lina. you could take 'em. hi. causing shivers to go down my spine. they're all full Vampires." They said. "Yep." Corren and Damien said together. Alone. One. when a few girls came up to me." She motioned over to Domanic." She said. sitting down. oh. Corren. until I noticed Lina. . giving me an unnecessary hug. . They could probably take me down! Oh . With a hell of a lot of girls glaring at me." I was slightly scared. There were black walls. all eyes were on us. "Hi. They're were girls in slinky dresses trying to grind up on any guy.shock. "Hey. . And. who was staring at me. okay. I was sitting at the table for a few minutes by my self. I started to panic. Once we entered. I looked around the room. and noticed that this ball wasn't like what I was expecting. Eh. "Sluts. "What?" "I saw that. looking bored. Damn. and made my way towards them." Lina agreed. taking her brothers with her. "Umm. "Uh. They were all dressed similarly: short-and I mean short dresses with hooker shoes and bleach blond hair." Domanic whispered in my ear. And. Nice. and Damien sitting at one of the tables. before leaving me. a thousand glares form all the girls. and they just smiled. and rock music playing." I said under my breath. I laughed but stopped when I saw Domanic dancing with some girl. I sighed." I said. there's like hundreds of them." She just shrugged and walked away. screw that.
and how you and Domanic are like best friends. I let out an ear piercing scream. It didn't work. I may have gotten faster at everything. When I reached the end of one of the hallways. . they were standing outside of the door. "What the hell is wrong with you people?!" I shouted at them. "She convinced us to sabotage you because we all know how much of a hold you have over him. and they smell delicious. take care of you for her. we're thirsty. Oh. "W-what?" I sputtered. giggling." I chocked on the drink I had." The whore was right." They all took off running out the door with in human speed. not. . and they smell delicious. And it didn't work. "Really?" I asked. we get there first. We'll be having a lot of fun with Domanic. "Seriously? I mean. . of all nights to get locked in a closet. tied up and waiting for you to save them." "Where are they? What did you do with them?" I took a step closer to them. "Because. No one could hear me out here. "Really?" I asked aloud. "You see."Well hello there! We just wanted to meet you because we've heard so much about you. Winter. "I said we're thirsty. "Have fun in there. Oh. as they closed the door and locked it. They just smiled bigger and Kim grabbed me by my hair. I immediately started pounding on the door and screaming at the tops of my lungs. "Unless. just stuff about how you were like another daughter to the King and Queen. "Umm." Tina said. we never had your friends. we've decided to . and by the way. So. then spoke. and how you have three Humans upstairs right now. "Don't even bother." She threw me into the room which I quickly realized was a closet. we want Domanic. and I was ." I stopped breathing." Elli sighed and rolled her eyes. "H-how'd you know that?" They gave an evil smile. . "They're out there." It made my skin crawl to hear her say my name. I noticed the other two give her dark looks. "S-say that again. but they were still full Vamps. "What?" They all shared a quick look. but we might soon. I ran after them as fast as I could. They can't hear you out there. it had to be now?!" I . I tried again. Ithaca. but so does our older sister." "W-what?" I could not believe what I was hearing." They all said.
in high heals and a ball gown. Not only did I have any interest in any one of these whores. pounding harder and harder on the door. Oh. I mean annoying-squeals and laughs of the whores. I heard the very distinct-and by distinct. hoping to break it but it was no use. How stupid am I? If I had just kept my mouth shut that night. in the ballroom. How? You ask. stuck with a bunch of ho's. But that's not it. Because I'm smart enough to try and break through the door ." I heard Mr. in a puddle of my own blood and tears. "And now it's time for Prince Domanic to dance with each available woman. "And now it is the time for Prince Domanic to dance with each available woman. but I had to act like I liked them. Except one. "Son of a bitch!" I shouted. But I'm not sure anymore if she wants me. Which I didn't. real smart. here I am. . *************************************************************** -Domanic's POVArgh! I really hated this part of the ball. you know which one. Yeah. I was never the one for that. with no weapon what so ever to help me. it was as hard as a rock. no not yet. I could hear what was going on outside. but now it seems right. Just great. having fun with the ones who she thinks don't hate her. Yeah. Jameson say. while she's out there somewhere. and hadn't shouted at her. So." Mr. I sighed and went to dance with every whore. Trust me. Ithaca. At all. Then I proceeded to pound on the door with my bear hands. I mean woman except for the one I want. witch had . Jameson said. . **************************************************************** -Ithaca's POVI was sitting at the bottom of the door.kept on pounding on the door. we'd probably be all mushy and sweet right now.
I'll take care of it all. he took me out to the balcony outside of my room . She was calling my name. But not just any voice. trying . And do you know what she was saying? My name. Oh. Trust me. and rushed to me. Then. everything. I was about to give up. "She's in here!" I heard Lina yell. And my voice had come back too! Thank god. I stood up but fell back down because of the blood on the floor. much louder than before. "What happened?" "I . and I forgot to mention the part where I broke my hand from hitting the door. except that it was a faint whisper from my earlier screaming. After everyone had found me. It was followed by the sound of four shuffling feet. . I'm just as shocked as you are. and then there they were. I heard the sound of a lock being picked." He said as he picked me up. . get out. Shouting it even. Lina's voice. it only would take a few hours for it to heal. I didn't even know they had one!-and examined my hand." Was all that managed to escape from my throat. Domanic took me up to the infirmary-and dude. and landing on my hand. If you've never heard a bone snap.made the door splinter and cut up my hands and arms. there he was. consider yourself lucky. . But more importantly. "Baby. "Someone! Anyone except for those whores help me!" I shouted. I raised my right hand-the left one was broken-and pounded on the door one last time. but stopped when he saw. It made a faint tink sound. "Here! In here!" I tried to yell. "OW!!!!" I screamed. Since I was part Vampire. but I could barely hear it myself. well. then falling down cause of my fucking high heels. . when I heard a voice. Of course I was crying because of the fact that Domanic was out there dancing with everyone unknowing of what was going on here. "Ithaca!" He exclaimed.
. wanted to dance with me. I just waved him to go on. "So after we got everything from them. and what they were doing. we made sure they didn't mess with your friends-" I jumped up from the bench. "Domanic it's okay. and she said that you had chased after the other three girls into the hallways. "No." I mumbled." "God I hate those bitches. And you know what? For the first time in my life. it sounded good. was really not looking forward to the ball. What happened?" He asked. umm." My eyes widened." He raised his eyebrows. Never!" I just laughed. like I was saying. . and said that he wanted to talk. but Domanic put ." He sighed. He quickly back tracked. Tina." "So go on ." I shuddered. "No no no. and they said it was none of my business." "You think I'm a whore?" I pretended to be offended. "Umm. and then these three girls came up. It was actually kind of funny because the form of torture we used was wiping off their makeup and threatening to burn their dresses. Well first off I . "Oh." He stopped for a second. she got all pissed off when I told her that I didn't dance with ho's and she said something like 'what about Ithaca? Isn't she a ho?' And that's when I realized that I had-grudgingly-danced with almost every other girl but you. So anyways. Kim. and continued." "Uh. It didn't take long. "You okay?" He asked. I was just playing. catching his breath." He was relieved. I want you to explain to me how you found me.' and then I proceeded to have Lina torture them until they confessed to where you were. there were a bunch of whores. so do I." "Why?" "Because it was filled with a bunch of whores. and I felt my stomach flip. "Oh my god! I completely forgot! Where are they? Are they fine? Did those bitches hurt them? I swear to god if they did I will kill them-" I would have continued. "So. then I'll tell you everything. I had found the other three and confronted them. "What did you say?" "I said 'Well you just made it my fucking business. "Alright. . then after she came up to me.and sat me down on the bench. So I asked Lina if she had seen you. "Yeah. Domanic laughed. tell me. . "Let me finish. and Elli and said that their older sister. Winter.
Even for the two months that we didn't speak. ." I rolled my eyes. Ever since I saved you from Daryl. "What?" He asked without opening his eyes. ." . He just glared. laugh. It was all just to get you to follow them. . trying to lift the all to sudden intense moment. "Domanic!" I groaned. . Trust me. He closed his eyes. and I gulped loudly. I didn't hate you. but more of a Holy crap. feeling the warmth touch my cheek.his hand over my mouth." I laughed. bonded with your blood. This entire time." I was getting this weird feeling in my stomach. ." I held up my left hand." I looked up at him with a what the hell? kind of look." He chuckled." I sat back down and rested my head on his shoulder. "Yeah." He looked at me. and I smelled your blood. they didn't hurt them. Dude?" I tried. now you tell me. here we go. I meant okay . "Wait. . I wasn't talking to any of you guys because I thought that you guys hated my guts. then after that. I-it's not possible. "Then why didn't you?" I honestly didn't understand. It wasn't a Ha ha that was so funny! laugh. "It's okay. I could never hate you. we found you in the closet because well being Vampires and all. freak." He opened them now. Oh. that was almost healed." "Okay . they didn't even talk to them. . "Damn you for changing the subject! But if you must know . "Well yeah . . I've become . "I'm sorry. "Never." I laughed. . why don't you tell me everything now?" He asked." He seemed to mean it. "Oh. "I thought this entire time that you were the one that hated me. and saved me the trouble of losing my voice and breaking my hand. "Like I said. then figured out that I wasn't there. I took you out here. I could probably pick it out from thousands of others a hundred miles away. I have no idea where to start. right?" He nodded." He trailed off. "So. "Why?" I asked. . changing the subject. now it's your turn. and told you everything. You said that you weren't enjoying the ball because of a bunch of whores. we heard you crying and hitting the door. "What then?" "Then. "Much better. "But you know you could've just asked me to dance. "So. "Because I thought that you hated me.
I want to know why. and I want you to be able to talk to me too. even with out knowing it. . . But know that I've met you guys. So. "Me?" "Yes. "She died because o-of a drunk driver one night. when I was thirteen. So. and I couldn't stand my dad for the longest time. he started neglecting my brother and I. She never would have let all this happen." I wiped a few tears away. always clinging on him. And then. . After that moment. . I wasn't so sure. I've become happy. "Oh . but it was no use. me again. but I sure as hell told them that I wished they were the ones that died. Well. I became more pissed off. What made you make me love you-" I stopped when I realized what I had just said. so it kept him busy. my life's just been so much ." I wiped my entire face with the sleeve of my jacket." "Love? I helped you do that?" "Yes. My dad and brother weren't even scratched. because I knew that mom would never do what they had been doing. But as I became older." "Wow. ." I could feel my cheeks getting hot. and two brothers that I could mess around with . We were all in the car. I had parents that cared. I never told my dad or brother that I loved them." "But. I think that you should tell me everything. and the only thing that kept me alive were my friends. that's just where the problems start. which made us start hating each other. And the guy just came out of no where and rammed right into the side of the car. . Starting with. you helped me realize that I could be . I want to be able to tell you things. and soon he started dating Stacey. . and I still hate Stacey. . my brother. "You helped me. You. okay."Okay. not telling anyone what had happened because it was just too hard. "My dad refused to talk about it. cause we were just so a-angry all the time at Dad. Why and how you did that. so we took it out on each other. and I had you." I poked the tip of his nose with my finger. better. That I could love again. and a sister who I could shop with." Now this gulp was huge. and at Stacey. and mom and dad. and now we have a shitty relationship and hardly talk to each other. she d-died five years ago. It had hit the front harder and she had died on the scene. well listen. while I was put into a coma for two weeks. because I think she made him forget about my mom in a sense. I've lived my entire life. me. . She was always needy. and it was when my family started falling apart. They would just be coming back soon. and my music. The side that I her and I were on. your mom.
lie truth. anything at all to make me hate you. Damn. the King and Queen usually have to like each other." He said. "Possibly. Felt good. "After everything I've put you through. Yep. truth. will you make me the happiest man in the entire universe and marry me?" So. "Wait. looking around. Clare." I let out a relieved breath. Then got down on one knee. I've loved you from the second week. "St. lie." Lie. . Of course I couldn't say no to him. He laughed." I nodded in agreement. well that's good. in the short three/four months we've known each other. My heart stopped again. ." He repeated. Then the world stopped." I said. Sure did. shocked. . engaged. my voice wavering.Did I just do that? Uh huh. I love you too. "Did you just say what I think you said?" Domanic asked. because you know. "Cause you know. I swear my heart did actually stop beating for a beat or two. . you really do?" "Of course. Probably literally. "Umm ." He said before leaning down and kissing me softly. . He took my right hand-left one still broken. "Yes it is. "St. Clare." "Oh. Clare." I said." I instructed. Domanic and I are officially . "You do?" I asked. I already told you: you could never do anything. It would break both our hearts. say that again. ignoring my demand. "Ithaca St. "What's your last name? I never got it in the whole time we've spent together.
LOVE!!!!!!!!! I took Mom's advice and it worked. but you know what? I don't give a damn what anyone thinks. Sappy. so we can reign over the Vampire Kingdom together. here I am. all is fair in love and war.So now. and engaged . . to a Vampire. He's the one that I love. forever. Again. Remember. after we're married. and the one that I'll always love. Sappy huh? I know. . Love is a very irrational and odd thing. so traditional and sooooooo corny. Oh. And. Even with the whole Edward thing. This is how we want it. So many years have gone by Always strong. Don't be afraid to make some irrational decisions. She was right. I know I know. But I love it. I've been trying to get Domanic to be more like him. I love him exactly how he is. tried not to cry Never felt like I needed any man To comfort me in life But I'm all made up today A veil upon my face But no father stands beside me To give this bride away Well I'm standing in the chapel Wearing my white dress . Bella Swan couldn't do much better than that. eighteen years old. (But between you and me. Half Vampire. and that's how it's going to be. wait. I'm in L-O-V-E. I have no idea what's wrong with me. Domanic's going to turn me all the way into a Vampire. Ithaca St.) But of course. corny I know. She was most definitely correct. I do. We're getting married on Valentine's Day. Clare. Domanic and I have been this way for the past week.
I have waited for this moment With tears of happiness Here I leave behind my past By taking the chance I've finally found the right man Thoughts racing fast through my mind As I'm gazing down the aisle That my future will mend the memories Torn between father and child My emotions overload 'Cause there is no hand to hold There's no shoulder here to lean on I'm walking all on my own Here I go Now I'm standing at four corners To have and to hold Now my love. you stand beside me To walk life's winding road And I owe it all to you For taking the chance You've shown me there's a right man 'Cause I never knew a right man Well I'm standing in the chapel Ready to confess That I've waited for this moment With tears of happiness Now I leave behind my past By taking the chance Ohh Well I'm standing at four corners .
but hey. with a lace corset and a big princess skirt. Girly I know. you stand beside me To walk life's winding road And I owe it all to you For taking the chance And one day my little girl Will reach out her hand She'll know I found the right man ------------------Christina Aguilera---------The Right Man I was in the most perfect dress imaginable. So many years have gone by Always strong. knowing what was coming next. It was all white. and they walked out. where the wedding was at. so why not play it up a bit? I stood inside of the back room that led to the back yard . . throwing rose petals down on the ground. Well I'm standing in the chapel Wearing my white dress I have waited for this moment With tears of happiness Here I leave behind my past . The two little flower girls-Domanic's cousins-line up and get ready to walk out the doors. My heart started beating faster when I heard the song The Right Man by Christina Aguilera start. I took a deep breath. tried not to cry Never felt like I needed any man To comfort me in life But I'm all made up today A veil upon my face But no father stands beside me To give this bride away The doors opened.To have and to hold Now my love. That meant that I would be walking down the isle soon. . it's my wedding day.
Several more came down. and Jack. You may kiss the bride." We smiled at each other before sharing a passionate kiss. . several people smiled at me. "Good. to love and cherish for the rest of eternity?" "Of course. Then I looked up to where the priest was an d first I saw My bridesmaids. "Then I now pronounce you husband and wife. Vampires. "I hate it when you cry. and holy matrimony don't usually go together. He had his hair falling slightly into his eyes-which were a light butterscotch color. and some of them-whores-glared. . It's your wedding day. after we pulled apart. The sun was bright. dearly beloved. Then I looked at the groomsmen." He said. . but I honestly don't care. You should be. Damien. I took another deep breath. He looked so handsome. because I'm so . "And do you Ithaca take Domanic to be your husband to love and cherish for the rest of eternity?" "How could I not?" There was no way anyone had an answer to that. I was brought back down when I heard the words. I only smiled brighter. just looking into Domanic's eyes. Andrea and Camille. . and felt something wet roll down my cheek. All dressed in the dark blue summer gowns I chose for them. I smiled sweetly at him. ." "I'm crying . Of course I was also thinking. "I love you so much.By taking the chance I've finally found the right man That was my cue. Lina. They all had on black tuxedos. Domanic had on a regular tux with a white rose on the lapel. "Are we ready to begin?" We both nodded. "Well then. Corren. happy. . and walked through the open doors. they had gone down to my neck. "Don't cry. priests. "Do you Domanic take Ithaca to be your wife. an odd day for the Underworld. we are gathered here today to join Domanic and Ithaca in holy matrimony . . I saved the best for last." The priest turned to me. The priest cleared his throat." I whispered. so by the time I got up to the front." Domanic lifted up my veil and wiped my tears away with his fingers." I slightly trailed off. As I passed everyone who were in the benches." I smiled wider and tried to stop the water works.
" He whispered back. But I knew that as long as I had him at my side. and so many things we will face. I could do anything. So many things we had gone through. I knew the moment I laid my eyes on him that I had unconsciously chosen him to be with for the rest of my life. ℑFinℑ ."I love you more than you can imagine.
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