Peering into the darkness, I could see six red eyes staring at me. I took a couple steps closer to the red eyes to see it more clearly leaning my head closer to them.
“Hello?” I said speaking into the darkness. One of them- a tall dark figure- lunged out at me as I stumbled backwards trying to keep my balance. As soon as my eyes adjusted, I gasped. He was the most gorgeous guy I’d ever seen. He had dark brow, wildly cut hair the hung in his face covering his red eyes. He wore white t-shirt with a jet-black pull over and his hood pulled over his head; some dark blue jeans and faded black and torn converse. The fact that he was totally and completely gorgeous took away the fact he wore raggedy clothing. I noticed that he was staring at me as if I was the most beautiful thing on earth even though I was wearing my pajamas. Then he smiled at me and I blushed returning his smile. Our gazes met each other’s eyes and we stared at each other adoringly. My body was completely frozen, I couldn't move.
He spoke,” My name is Élan Mason DeMarrow Knight, what is your name?”
I just stared at him.
He cocked his head side ways, “Will you tell me?”
I nodded again, “My name is M-Marie Hathaway.”
He shook his head at me in dismay and smirked at me, “You’re lying to me. That is not your full name. Now I’m going to give one more chance to tell me the truth. What is your name?”
He smirked at me and shook his head again. He disappeared and then he was in front of me with his hands on my throat, slowly tracing my vain. “I know your one of the Luccas’. You can’t hide it from me, one of the most powerful vampires of our time,” he leaned closer to me. I could feel his cool breath against my skin as he whispered in my ear, “Rosalind. Tell me, what is your name?”
“Excellent.” He said smiling at me. He lowered his mouth towards my neck and I could feel a sharp pain as I let out a blood-curdling scream. I could faintly hear my mom’s voice in the background.
“Marie! Marie, wake up!” she yelled shaking me.
I gasped opening my eyes. I was in my bedroom, sweating. I looked at my clock; it’s only seven-thirty. I sighed heavily and looked at my mom. She looked at me with sad; worried eyes wiping my face and hugged me. I hugged her too. “Did you have the nightmare again?” I nodded. She rubbed my back wiping hair away from my forehead where it stuck from the sweat and kissed it. “Don’t worry it’ll all be over soon.” I looked at her shaking my head a little. She’s been telling me the same thing since I was little. Somehow, I find it hard to believe. My dreams always felt so real. I could feel those red eyes staring into my soul. He was the most gorgeous guy I’d ever seen, somewhat beautiful actually. Something about him always seemed so familiar. Sometimes, if my mom didn’t wake me up, when he bit me, it felt pleasureful. Once I had that dream and he bit me, I pulled him closer, moaning and begging him to keep biting me. I wanted him to suck my blood. I enjoyed it until my mom woke me up. I don’t understand why I have these dreams or these pleasures or why I know I know him. I just know they’re there. I just wish my mom would help me to understand, but every time I ask her, she says when you’re older. I’m turning sixteen in a couple of months; she’ll have to tell then. I got out of my bed looking out my window.
My mom sighed, “Honey, I promise you I’ll tell you about your dreams soon, ok?”
I jumped at the sound of Demitri’s voice, “Don’t do that. You scared me half to death.”
He smiled at me, “Sorry, I could help myself. So, you still up for going to the movies after school?”
I sighed, “You know how mom and dad feel about us hanging out too much. They think its bad for me.”
“I don’t care what they said, you’re my little sister and I want to hang out with you today. So, are you still up for it or not?” he asked.
My shoulders slumped and I sighed. “Yes…but on one condition. You have to buy everything this time, deal?” I held out my hand towards him and he shook it.
“Deal.” He said smiling at me.
The bus pulled up from around the corner and stopped. Jan the bus driver opened the doors. As we boarded the bus, I heard someone calling after the bus.
“Wait! Don’t leave!” they shouted.
“Can I help you?” he said in a snarky tone.
The kid looked at him shocked. “Um…no. actually I couldn’t help but your notice your little friend staring at me before I got on the bus.” he said calmly.
i gasped. He sounded just like the guy from my dreams.
“Is that so?” Demitri looked back at me and I blushed.
I nodded to Demitri letting him know it was ok for the guy to sit here.
“Okay, my sister said you can sit here, but you have to sit over there by yourself.” he pointed towards the seat next to us.
“Yea I am. Actually I had no clue that they had a Cambridge here.”
“Oh, I see. I’m from Taiga.”
“Taiga? That’s far from here. What are you doing living in the forest.”
He shrugged. “My family likes to live I quiet places. You know, away from all the city people. I mean I like the city and all but sometimes, it can get a little crowded. It’s just nice to get away for awhile.”
He stretched and yawned. He scooted over to his window and rested his head on it falling asleep.
I yawned too leaning on Demitri.
“You tired?” he asked me.
I nodded. Demitri put his arm around me as I lay on his chest, closing my eyes and falling into a deep sleep.
“Marie, Wake up! Its ok, your fine. I’m with you.” Demitri said trying to sound calm.
I was clutching his shirt like a scared child.
“It felt so real…” I said as my voice cracked.
I heard Mason speak up, “Is she ok?” he asked worried.
“She’s fine.” Demitri snapped.
I turned to see Mason with a worried look on his face. I hid my face in Demitri’s chest too scared to look back up at Mason. “Just go away. Please, just go.” I said-my voice barely a whisper.
He sighed. “Fine, but I have one question for you to answer first.”
I nodded solemnly.
“Why doesn’t anyone ever sit back here with you?” he asked curiously.
“I always have nightmares! Now goodbye!” I shouted and stomped off the bus with Demitri trailing behind me. Mason trailed along behind us. I was beginning to get irritated with this guy but also intrigued. I spun
“I just wanted to know what classes you have.”
I sighed. “P.E., Geography, Math and English.”
“Interesting,” he mused, “so do I. Are your classes in that specific order?”
“Guess I’ll be seeing you around then.”
He gave me one last smile and headed towards the school. I wonder why he is always bugging me. Maybe he’s one of those im-gonna-stalk-you kind of guys. Never mind that. I have enough to worry about by myself.
“Well isn’t this just great.” I muttered to myself.
“What is it Marie?” Demitri asked trying not to sound worried.
“He’s the one I saw in my dreams.” I said.
He froze. “A-Are you sure?”
I nodded and he quickly pulled out his phone and dialed a number