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Starting over isn't easy. It's like I've been given a second chance, but I didn't need one. I don't
need one. I had two best friends, a great family full of people who loved me, and a loyal boyfriend who said he'd do anything for me, even jump in front of a bullet. I was sixteen and had everything I had ever wanted, even a good job at my dad's office where I earned three fifty a week. But it's like my life had been a dry erase board, and now everything I had written down, all my notes on life and how to live it, had been erased. Basically, my slate had been wiped clean, just when I thought I had found my place in the world. As soon as I had opened that stupid letter, the pain came. The bracelet's chain had been imprinted on my wrist, and there was nothing I could have done to stop it. If I didn't go to that dreaded school, I'd go on a killing spree and hurt everyone I loved. I could feel my throat already starting to dry. Crap. Life sucks. Well, actually, death sucks. Or at least being undead. Heck, I didn't even know what I was turning into. This was my worst nightmare. My twin sister had been imprinted. She refused to give in though. She killed her boyfriends parents and was taken by the Volturi. We never saw her again. I would not end up like her. As much as I loved my sister, I refused to live like she did. Never. I had to go. I had to leave everything behind except for my dry erase board life and the eraser bracelet tattooed to my wrist. I'd go to Babylon High. I'd become a vampire. The only part of the plan missing was what I would do once I got there, the reason behind this was that nobody knew anything about Babylon High except that it was a private school for new born vampires. Oh my god. I was a new born...vampire.
ChApTeR 1-bad day
I had really thought my family loved me. Well, apparently I was wrong. As I exited the front door they didn't even wave goodbye. They didn't even say
goodbye. At all. Whatever. If I was going to Babylon High, none of this would matter in an hour. Still, it hurt. They were the only family I'd ever have, and they didn't care about me. Life sucks. Maybe being dead or undead or whatever it was that vampires were (I was starting to get tired of all this confusion and my lack of knowledge. At least I knew how to get there. That would just brighten my day if I didn't) would be better than being human. Maybe. Probably not, but a girl can hope. I was sitting in my car thinking about all of this when my cell phone rang.
"Dylan?" My perfect boyfriend. The only downer was he was a goody-goody-two-shoes. I hated those kind of people. With Dylan, it was different though.
"Hey, I just wanted to say goodbye." Finally! He was always thinking about me.
"You don't know how much that means to me. Thanks. A lot."
"Er, uh your welcome. Listen Ash, there's, uh, something I've got to tell you..."
"Ya?" I said smiling
"We can't see each other anymore."
"Wait, what?" My smile was ripped off my face. I just wanted to say goodbye.
So he wasn't calling to say goodbye. He was calling to say goodbye
. Aw crap. Here come the water works. Dang it. I didn't know vampires could cry.
"It's over Ash. You're a vampire. I can't date you." The words hit me like a baseball in the face. Like if a good pitcher is pitching and you decided not to wear a helmet (how stupid could you be?) and your face acted as the catcher's glove. Man, I think what I was feeling right now might hurt more than that.
"First of all, don't call me Ash. Second, whatever. You're too good of a person to take risks. Your next girlfriend is going to dump you as soon as she gets home from you two's first date. Have a good, boring life Dylan." Then I flipped my phone shut. Tears were literally dripping off my chin as soon as they welled in my eyes. I thought that if i drove and listened to the radio, it would make me feel better. Turns out, I'm stupid. Today was just not my day. As soon as i turned n the radio, Taylor Swifts "White Horse" came on the radio. Then I started crying even more. But i was singing along through my tears. I sounded like i was yawning instead of singing. To make things even worse, i was running low on gas. Which means that I'd have to get out of the car, fill up my tank, and then go into the gas station (probably filled with kids from my school. They though it was cool to hang out at gas stations. That's something I'm not going to miss.) when I looked like crap, and face the person at the cash register. I looked in the rear view mirror of my Honda Civic. That was a mistake. My eyes were huge and pink and puffy and my mascara was running like a lake. It had gone so far that it had stained my new Abercrombie blouse. Maybe you could steel the gas and not face the crowd
. The thought appeared in my mind from nowhere. I contemplated it. I was actually considering stealing. Just because I was turning into a monster and my life pretty much sucked right now didn't mean I had to add "criminal" to my resume. I took in about seven huge gulps of air (when I was done I was surprised there was air left
in the world), wiped as much mascara off my face as I could, and turned to open my door.
I stepped out of my car and almost started to gag. What was that smell? It smelt like...death
. And of course bad hotdogs, don't forget bad hotdogs. Then a thought came into my mind that made me laugh. It's probably me
. I sniffed my shirt. I smelled like...well...me
. Okay, I know that I probably looked like an idiot, but I sniffed my armpitts. It would be so embarresing to walk in and people start commenting on my bad b.o.! But then again, i probably looked mental sniffing my armpitts... Well it wasn't me. I smelt clean. So what was it? Then my mind shouted "Look over there! To your left!" My instincts took over and I did as my brain instructed. Ohmygod! Seth Clearwater had walked out of the gas station with a brown paper bag in his hand that said "Thank you for shopping with us!" Man that boy was cute! I put my elbow on the hood of my Honda and watched him dreamily. He smelled bad
? I had always thought he had smelt good, you know like whatever smells good. He definitely didn't smell like flowers though. Call me a freak, but i hate the smell of flowers. They're just too sweet for me. Well, back to the subject, he was definitely the one who smelled. No, he didn't smell. He reeked! Ugh, what was that? Was it bad cologne? No, it was worse than that. Garbage? No, garbage smelled better than him at this point. He looked clean and like he had showered recently. What if the smell of the gas station clung to his clothes? As soon as I has thought that, someone conveniently left the gas station. I caught a whiff of the gas station before the door closed. Nope, the gas station smelled loads better than Seth. Hmmm. Then his nose wrinkled up and he looked like he was smelling the scent too. Aw. Poor Seth. He'd be so embarrassed. Did I mention he's cute? Then he looked at me. Like an idiotic dork, I brought my hand really close to the side of my head and did that girly little rolling-my-fingers wave. If he wasn't looking at me I would've slapped myself. He looked horrified. Then a thought floated into my head and made me panic. "He knows what you are! Forget gas! Drive down the street, park your car in front of some business, and run to Babylon High! Just as long as you get the heck out of here!" I followed my brain's instructions again. I jumped in the car and got out of there faster than I could even think about what I was doing. I was dodging cars as they came out of there slots. They honked at me and someguy put his hands up to his shoulders and did that angry shrug that means "What the heck is wrong with you women?". By the time Seth had even got in his car I was at the exit of the gas station. I looked back to see his face in the rear view mirror. He saw my face too. He mouthed "I'm so sorry." and started his car. I was already speeding down the highway. Ashlyn Artisia, you have officially had the worst day in the history of history
I thought to myself. The radio decided it wanted to be ironic and played "Bad Day". I replayed the yawning singer who's having a meltdown scene again as i sang along.
ChApTeR 2-the welcoming commitee
After the song was over, they played some newer Britney Spears so I turned it off. I started thinking about Seth though which destroys your mind as much as Britney. He probably thought I was a monster. But still, how did he know what I was? Okay so my tan may have gone down a notch and I had a bracelet tattooed onto my skin, but he didn't seem to notice that. What he noticed was my smell. He wrinkled his nose in disgust, searched the gas station for the cause, and found me. I didn't think I smelled. I had smelt myself and I hadn't smelled like anything. But I had noticed his smell. What if he was a vampire too?!? But how come he hasn't murdered anyone? Maybe he got imprinted today too! But what if he isn't anything but human, the guy standing behind me smelled bad, and Seth didn't know anything? No, he knows something.
Okay, what was up with the magical appearing thoughts? They just came out of no where. Weirdest things ever. I was so into my thoughts that I almost missed the gate that led to the school. All that people knew about the school was that it was a private school. But because Ashton (my twin sister) had gotten an 'invitation' to apply before she killed someone, my family knew that not only was it a private school, it was a private school for vampires. The weirdest thing was that even though it was a private school, it was free to vampires. But humans couldn't get in. Period. So it really wasn't a private school, t was a private school
. I found myself passing a big, old, black gate that looked like it belonged in front of a haunted castle. The school looked like a haunted castle. Great. Just great. I realized what I was doing, and stopped. I put my car in reverse and backed up. I turned in to te driveway to the school and stopped the car. I was looking for that little box thingie that rich people have outside their gates. No little box thingie. Then the gate flung (gracefully) open. "Creepy haunted castle." I muttered under my breath.
The school had a gigantic parking lot filled with porsches and toyotas. Finally. At least there was once place I knew I fit in. That place was a parking lot. Wonderful. I still do not know how they crept up with out me noticing, but they did. four girls were outside me window when I looked out.
"Hi, you must be Astyn."
"Well Astyn, welcome to our little piece of happiness! My name is Vanessa and these are my best friends Veronica," she paused to point to each one. The girl talking, Vanessa (what a typical vampire name), had dark, brown, wavy, long hair that glistened in the sun. Veronica had dark skin and black hair that was straight and stopped at her shoulders. "Vicki," Vicki had red hair that she wore up in one of those giant clips today. It made her hair fan out around the clip like a cooler version of a pony tail. "And Valerie." Valerie had blond hair that was cropped short and was curly. "We'd like to welcome you to Babylon High. Now lets get serious." On that last line the beautiful smile that was clearly glued to her face dissolved.
"We rule this school, got it? We practically made this school what it is today. Since we role the school, we own the school. And since we own the school, we own you. Now in order for this to work," she motioned me and her "All you have to do is do exactly what we say. It'll be easier that way." Then she flashed me her oh so fake smile and strutted off.
"Ya, try to get me to follow along your path of destruction. Pshh. Whatever." I went to the trunk of my Honda and got my bags. Then I walked out of the parking lot to face the haunted school.
ChApTeR 3-i've got a room mate. yayyyyy.
"Ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod." I had taken my first step into the school and automatically had the wind knocked out of me. I was sooo wrong it's not even funny. It was beautiful on the inside! It looked like a hotel on the inside except instead of having a check in/out counter, there was an office that I assume belongs to the principal/vice principal. That was the only difference! If it were a hotel, the mini living room with the plasma screen televisions and Lazy Boy couches would've been the lobby, the huge computer lab would've been the business center and the huge kitchen that had those tables were they cook in front of you would've been a restaurant. This place was amazing! It had a fountain that you passed once you walked in. I was going to live in this place! I felt like I was thirteen and in the '90's when 'tweens' were screeching about boy bands. I stopped the babbling in my head so that if any girls came by they wouldn't think I was psycho or anything (they'd probably be correct). I was even more shocked when I listened stopped the conversation in my head and was trying to calm myself by doing nothing but standing and looking like an idiot. At first I thought that I had Beyonce stuck in my head, but I was wrong yet again. They were actually playing Beyonce instead of lame elevator music! Wow. Amazing. I decided that right now I needed to drop by my dorm and unpack and then I could come back and marvel. I walked up to the office. It was the size of a check in/out counter at a fancy hotel, but it was made so that it was a giant thin rectangle. I walked to the door on the other size and tapped a cute little rhythm on the door. The office walls were made out of that iced/foggy glass stuff. It was really cool. A vampire that could have passed for twenty opened the door.
"Welcome Ashlyn! come in, come in!" She said excitedly but with an adult edge
"Here sit." She pulled out a really cool chair that matched the walls before she sat down at a desk. I did what she said and sat down.
"My name is Heather and you can think of me as your vice principal. I really do have a feeling that your going to like it here at Babylon High. Almost everyone does. Eventually. As you have seen, we're all about giving the girls the surroundings they want and so far every girl wants to keep it modern but classy. What do you think?" She asked. I noticed her eyes were silver. Not gray, but a metallic silver.
"Oh I completely love the way it's styled!" I gushed
"That's good to here. Now we at Babylon High think that it's important for people to be friends with their room-mates, or at least get along with one another, so would you mind taking a personality questions?"
"Of course not. So if I answer these I'll be matched up with the perfect room-mate?" She laughed at this
"Something along those lines, yes. Here you go. Take as long as you need. These questions really do matter so please don't rush."
"Of course!" I said. She must think I ate like thirty pixie sticks or something. Unfortunately, I act hyper when I'm nervous. I can't control it. Dylan always thought it was cute, but then again, he just dumped me because he didn't want to take risks, so what does he know? Heather handed me a sheet of paper and a fountain pen (how cool is that?!?) and left me at her desk to give me some privacy.
#1. Do you feel like your life is/used to be filled with drama?
. It was my honest answer. The only drama I've ever had excluding today was My best friends, Keena and Paige, tried to cut me out in the first grade.
#2. Do you think what a person looks like matters?
Wow that was a corny question. It sounds like something off Maury.
No. Just the person's personality and spirit.
Seth entered my mind. Man he was cute. He always had a lot of spirit and he had an addictive personality. (sigh)
#3. What do you think is the meaning of life?
Did they know about the whole dry erase board thing? I hope not. But then again, compared some other things I've said, felt, and or done...
To fall deeply in love and live your life with that person forever. You shouldn't have a bucket list. What ever you want to do, do it.
Those were the only questions. I exited the office and started looking for Heather. She was on the couch reading "Grapes Of Wrath". That book made me have dreams about angry grapes for a week and a half.
"I finished." She was in front of me with the paper in her hands in an instant
"Good! I'll be right back!" As soon as I had registered what she said, I went to sit on the couch. As soon as my butt touched the leather she was by my side and I jumped up.
"No, it's not your fault."
"Good. Here's a map to your room and it's circled in red right here," She pointed at it "And if you have any questions, I wrote my number right here." she pointed to the top right corner. She must think I'm an idiot.
"Thank you. I'll, uh, just be on my way."
"Excellent. If there are any problems, just call!"
"Will do!" I called dorkily as I exited the lobby. I exited the lobby
. There were four dorms total (two for the guys and two for the girls) and then one building for each subject! Literature, History, Music, Drama, and Cooking Class. Cooking class? Now that's cool!
Before I knew it I had reached my dorm. I was on the first floor which means I didn't have to go in an elevator! I'm terrified of elevators. Then, I was soon outside my door. I knocked.
"Coming!" Why did that voice sound so familiar? Then she opened the door.
"Aw crap." My room mate was Valerie, you know, the one from the evil welcome committee.
ChApTeR 4-surprise visit
"Oh, it's you. Why are you here?"
"I'm your room mate. Now scoot over and let me in. I've had a bad day and I don't need any crap from you."Shocked, she moved to the side. I entered.
:Crap. I forgot my books. I'll be right back." I walked over to the bed that wasn't hot pink and covered with fat, overstuffed teddy bears and sat my bags on it.
"Oh, and don't even think about locking me out. I'll find a way to get in, then I'll kick your butt for making me come in the hard way. I'm done with complications." Then I walked out of the room and out of the dorm. Where had I put it? Did I leave them at home? No. I had put them in my car. In my car. They were in the back seat of my Honda. So I walked out of the dorm, and into the night of the parking lot. It was night all ready? The day had flown by, but it had been the worst of my whole life. So far.
I easily found my champagne colored Honda Civic. It was the only one with a golf ball hole in the windshield and a huge dent in the bumper. Ah, memories. I opened the door to the backseat and crawled half way in. It was pitch black outside, but I could see every detail. Cool! Being a vampire had its advantages, but the cons were outweighing the pros right now. I was so into my own thoughts that i didn't notice the smell.
I was surprised to see my navy blue backpack sitting in the right side of the backseat. I guess i expected it to be floating in mid air or something due to the shock and abruptness of today's events. But there it was, sitting perfectly still in front of me just as I had left it. I reached for the strap and pulled it to the left seat. Man this thing was heavy! It had seemed so much lighter when I was putting it in
the car. Weird. I thought newborns were supposed to be freakishly strong. Whatever. I didn't even know if I was dead, undead, or not dead at all. How was I supposed to know any of this stuff anyways? If vampires were hidden from the world, then how were us newbies supposed to learn how to be one?
"Her double A." His voice rang in my ears like a perfect little bell. Unfortunately, it also made me jump and hit my head on the ceiling of my car. I was pretty sure i had made a dent in it too.
"Ow! crap." I said as I slid out of the backseat. Sure enough, Seth Clearwater was leaning against the side of my car. Did I mention he was the definition of cute?
"Hi Seth." I said. I looked at my feet as if I was guilty of something. Maybe I was. He clearly shouldn't be here.
"Hi." He was in serious mode. I sighed.
"Seth, what are you doing here?"
"Funny. I was just about to ask you the same thing." He didn't look like he thought it was funny at all.
"I think it's pretty dang obvious why I'm
here. You, not so much." He was horrified. I decided to kick it up a notch. Maybe he'd leave sooner if I made him a little scared.
"See, I've got a bracelet and everything." I lifted up my right wrist to show him. He jumped back ten feet. This made tears well in my eyes. What was i thinking? Scaring him a little
. That wasn't what I wanted and that was clearly not what he wanted. Ya, I was a vampire, but that didn't mean I had to be a monster, right?
"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. Really. I'm sorry." he walked closer, but there was still a big gap between us.
"I wasn't scared of you
. I was just a llittle surprised, you know, to see
that it was true, that you had really changed."
"Hang on, how do you know I changed?" I could tell he wasn't prepared for this question. Good. If I could get an honest answer out of him, maybe the wall he put up around everyone would get taken down. Or at least, a little brick would be taken out.
"You, uh, said that it was obvious why I was here." Did I really? Oops. my bad.
"Ya, well how did you know what I meant? I could've meant that I needed better schooling. I ddn't say anything about changing
. Seth, now would be a good time to tell me why you're here. Seriously Seth, why are you here?"
"I'm here because I was worried." as much as that answer made my heart flutter, I knew it wasn't the truth. Well, at least, not the whole
truth. A girl can hope, right?
"Seth, why are you here?" then my brain shut off completely for some odd reason, and my heart replaced it "I won't tell anyone. You can tell me anything. You can trust
me with anything." As I said this, I looked into his eyes and tore them from my feet. He met my gaze and I saw hope flash in his brilliant brown eyes.
"Seth, whatever it is, you can tell me." I reached out and touched his hand. It was against the car. If my brain hadn't shut off and abandoned me, I would've wondered when he had closed the gap between us.
"I followed you here." he said with a sigh. The rest of the top level was taken off the wall that guarded him.
"Why?" he broke apart the gaze, but my eyes never left his.
"I can't tell you." he said as he ripped his hand out from under mine. When had I laid mine ontop of his? I remember touching it, but not leaving it there to sit upon his.
"Yes you can. I already know so much. You don't have to worry. Like I said, you can trust me." I felt his body relax at my words and I knew I had him. Half of the wall was demolished now. This time, he laid his
hand ontop of mine
"I followed you because I smelt you, earlier today, at the gas station."
"I remember." I said as a small smile lit my lips. Why did that memory make me smile? I had dashed out of there. I was afraid of him when I left. Well not afraid of him
, but of what he knew.
"Wait, you smelt me? I didn't know I had a scent."
"All vampires do."
"Then why didn't everyone else smell me?" He looked at me. he was scared of telling me, but only one level remained of his wall.
"Remember, I won't tell anyone. I really can't
tell anyone. My room mate, well, lets just say she rhymes with witch. And my family doesn't care that I left so they wouldn't answer the phone if I did tell them, which I wouldn't. I haven't heard a word from my friends and to top it all off, Dylan thinks I'm a monster so he broke up with me, so I really don't
have anyone to tell, even though i wouldn't tell anyone."
"Dylan broke up with you?"
"Ya." then we both mumbled "Jerk." under our breaths which surprised the heck out of me
"You didn't like Dylan?"
"No. I always thought he wasn't good enough for a girl as nice as you are." we both were embarrassed at this comment.
"Well back to the subject, how come you smelt me, but no one else did?"
"Because...I'm a werewolf."
"What?" It knocked the breath out of me.
"See, I knew i shouldn't have told you." he looked very sad, pissed, and his wall was back up
"Please don't say that! I was just surprised and all. I'm a vampire! There it's out there! You were surprised too when sort of let that slip." Okay so I hadn't let it slip, but my heart had switched with my brain for a moment, and it tends to lie under pressure. Then my heart took over again.
"I'm fine with you being a werewolf. So what? It shouldn't matter what species
we are. That's like segregation and I think that if people weren't equal, the world would be corrupted due to egos and crap." Did I just say that? Wow. I was sounding more and more like an idiot. But Seth smiled and his wall was demolished again. But this time, only grains of the bricks remained.
"Please tell me your not going to wave your manicured hand to the camera and say 'World peace.' "
We laughed at this. It felt good to laugh. I hadn't in a long time. Then Seth lifted my hand off the car, pulled me close to him, and kissed me. Ya, he kissed me. I know, I'm shocked too. i thought about nothing but what we'd just said to each other as he kissed me. I had just told him the details to my horrible day (which I planned to lock in the back out of my head forever and never think or talk about it) and that I was a vampire and he'd just told me he was a werewolf and that he'd followed me here. When we broke apart, we just starred into each other's eyes. I felt this weird connection between us, like there was a ribbon that was tied around Seth and I, and that it couldn't be broken. Okay, that description really sucks. I basically felt like the energizer bunny, and I knew he felt the same way. Seth finally broke the silence, even though it wasn't an awkward silence, it felt amazing to here his voice.
"Hey, since when are your eyes lavender
? I thought they were golf course green? Or am i the worst boyfriend ever?"
"Boyfriend?" That sounded amazing! But he looked embarrassed.
"Well, uh, if we are, you know, boyfriend and, well, um, girlfriend."
"I don't know. Are we?" We laughed.
"I guess we are. Huh."
"Well anyways, weren't they green?"
"Ya. I thought they still were." I walked around Seth and looked into the side mirror of my Honda. Oh. My. God. Seth was right. They weren't that bright green color that had gained me an extra spot in the year book. They were...lavender
"Ohmygosh! What's wrong with me? Is my hair still blond or brown or whatever color it was? Do I still have those two teeth that slightly overlapped my front? Do I still have that bump in my nose?" I was freaking out! My eyes had changed color! That was so weird!
"Ashlyn, calm down! you're still the same person! You're still the girl that I've liked since the beginning of high school. You still have that beautiful sandy colored hair that could make Einstein go insane if you asked him if it was blond or brown. You still have those two teeth of yours that make your smile your
smile because they overlap your two front teeth. You still have that cute little bump in your nose. and you are still Ashlyn Artisia, the girl turned vampire who I hope to see tomorrow."
"And you will. How about tomorrow at 10:00 p.m."
"Fine with me." He said with a smile that could easily shatter my heart into a million pieces.
"Oh, and don't forget this." He said as he picked up the navy blue backpack with ease and handed to me.
"Thanks." I said as I placed one strap around my shoulders. It suddenly felt as light as air.
""Don't forget about tomorrow." He said as he kissed my hand and then let it drop gracefully to my side
"I don't think it's possible." I replied. Then he walked away into the night. The next thing I heard was an engine, and then that faded away. I walked back to my dorm, surprised that I hadn't fallen over like a drunk person, because that's how I felt. Well, I don't really have a taste for alcohol, do I don't drink it much, which means I've never been drunk, but my friends have. They act so ridiculous. I remember one time Dylan had gotten a C on a pop quiz and thought that this meant he was going to end up as a bum on the street, so he went to a party, or two, or three, and got wasted. He showed up outside my house saying "Juliet, Juliet, werent arent thouith Juliet." Except it was more slurred. Then he fell over. When I helped him up and told him I'd give him a ride home, he just stuck his nose in the air and walked off. Except, he couldn't walk in a straight line and he kept tipping over to one side and tripping over nothing. It was hilarious. I imagine that's what I looked like now. Sure Dylan had kissed me, but it had never made me feel like this
! And I'd never felt that connection before. Ever. Then I started remembering the kiss and touching my smiling lips like a moron. I just kept walking and walking and walking. I actually found my dorm, but instead of going inside like a normal person/vampire, I crawled through the window.
"Ow! What the hell?!?" I looked up from the floor to find Valerie holding a baseball bat. Was the room spinning?
"Wait, it's you? Why did you
crawl through the window? I left the door unlocked, I swear!"
"I don't know! I just...did."
"Well next time, think
! Then I won't have to hit you with a frickin' baseball bat
!" Then something totally weird and unexpected happened.
"Ashlyn! Are you okay?" Seth's voice boomed as he jumped through the window
"Ommygod! What the heck is that horrid smell?!?" Valerie complained as she wrinkled her nose. Then she stiffened and she swung the bat around and tried to attack Seth.
"No!" I screamed. I know it sounds strange, but I felt like the inside of me was changing...colors
. Then the rest happened in a flash. My neck hurt like crazy, but somehow I managed to fling myself in front of Valerie and Seth and I turned into a...elephant
"What the-" Valerie said. Man, that girl could kick but in softball with the swing she had. Even though I was...an elephant, and I could barely feel the bat against my leg, I could tell that she would've knocked the crap out of me if I hadn't...changed
. Then it was over. I felt myself...changing...colors...and shrinking back to my normal size.
"What the hell was that?!?" Valerie practically fell over. Her eyes were the size of baseballs. Huh. How ironic.
"I really don't know. All I really remember was you were about to hit Seth, and them boom. I'm an elephant." Then I turned to face Seth. Where was he? Then I heard the snarl.
Valerie screamed and turned around to find a huge, tan wolf standing behind her.
"Seth?" I asked in a whisper. He whipped his head around to face me. The wolf's eyes instantly showed guilt. It hopped off the bed and up to Valerie's side. It lifted its head and looked Valerie dead in the eye. It growled and Valerie took three steps back. Then it walked up to me. It just sat down in front of me. I looked into its eyes and crouched down. I scratched its ears.
"Seth, is it okay if she know?" I jerked my head in the direction of Valerie. Bad mistake.
"Ow. Stupid baseball bat..." I grumbled. Seth immediately stood up.
"She's fine. Just has a broken neck. It'll be healed by tomorrow." Valerie finally spoke up again.
"See, I'm okay. You can go home now Seth. I'll see you tomorrow." I told him. A smile lit my lips and his wolf mouth turned up at the corners. Then he walked to the window. He looked back, looked me in the eyes, and then jumped out the window. The smile was still plastered to my face when Valerie spoke
"You're in love with him aren't you? Well, that's not going to be easy. Dating anything beside a new born is against school rules. Well, looks like you and me are going to have to learn to get along now doesn't it?"
"You're okay with this?" I asked shocked
"I know what it's like to be in love with someone who other people don't like. I guess it's my soft spot."
"Okay, lets talk. Now what the heck was that thing
you pulled earlier? Do you have a special ability?" And we talked all night.
Chapter 6 is in the comments! page 5!