I looked at the now silvery pink scars that ran down my entire arm. Had he really done this? Had he really scarred me for life?
It made sense that I would get hurt, I hadn’t wanted to see myself fighting my best friend. I hadn’t opened my
Had I really been angry enough to attack him? My hands shook with fury. I
wasn’t angry with him, I couldn’t stay mad at him; I had never been able to. I was mad at myself. Mad at myself because I had been so
close to hurting him. When all he
had done was try to protect me.
“Kensee, I’m so sorry. Please, you have to forgive me.” I hadn’t heard him come up behind me, but now that I knew he was
there, I couldn’t help but be angry.
“Look at what you did! And all you wanted to do was help!” I held out my arm so he could see it… still without ever looking at his face.
“Please, look at me! You have to believe me! I… that… that wasn’t me!” His words forced me to
turn around and look at him in disgust.
“What do you mean it wasn’t you, you-“ I stopped, unable to think around the feeling overcoming me now. He looked at me like a blind man seeing the light for the first
time. I must have been staring at
him the same way. The fragile
lines that ran down my arm had not only caused me pain, but had also given me a
reason to turn around and face the one thing that was my life now. My only reason for living.
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The most terrifying moment I have ever had was when I got my ears pierced. I had been begging forever, and the day my parents finally agreed, I happily followed Alice and Rosalie up the stairs to get the job done.
Alice and Rosalie stood on either side of me, and got the first holes done with ease, no blood, no pain, nothing. They stuck a pair of pretty little diamond earrings in the holes, and Alice handed me a mirror to look at them with.
“They’re pretty, don’t you think Kensee?”
“But what?” Alice hated to have her work doubted.
“Do you think you could do it again, up a little further too?” she chuckled.
“I suppose… Here, Rosalie you do it, I’ll go find the other earring.” She handed Rosalie the earring she had been able to find and the needle before darting off to find the other earring in the pair.
“About here?” Rosalie put a tiny dot on my ear with a sharpie.
“Yes!” I squirmed around in the chair, excited. She stuck the needle through my ear, pulled it out, and put the earring in; it was done so fast I hadn’t even had time to watch in the mirror. But this time, it was a little different. The tiny prick that came from the needle caused a little bit of pain. Rosalie spun and walked to the closet where Alice kept her jewelry, helping Alice find the other earring. It took only a few seconds for me to realize the growing heat accumulating on my shoulder.
I looked down to find a small amount of blood. No big deal; I grabbed a tissue and wiped it off, then covered my ear with it. Rosalie must have pricked a tiny blood vessel or something.
They both came out, ready to finish my other ear, Rosalie stopped in her tracks in the middle of the room. Only a few feet away from where I sat “Kensee… What… What happened?” Alice asked with her teeth clenched tight, keeping a restrained arm on Rosalie’s wrist.
“I’m not sure, it’s just a little blood, see?” removing the tissue from my ear was the biggest mistake I had ever made in my life. Rosalie lunged forward; Alice grabbed her and threw her back just in time. I realized what was going on right as Rosalie landed on Alice’s bedside table sending glass everywhere. I jumped down from the stool I had been sitting on and darted from the room, running to Carlisle and hiding behind him while explaining what had happened.
After that, I had never asked them to do my other ear. And I never took the earring out, for fear it would bleed again. So instead of the normal 2 or 4 piercings, I had 3; 2 on my left ear, and 1 on my right.
Even now, as I sat in the car on my way to school, I spun my extra earring around. I had become attached to it; it made me who I was. Kensee Alison Black.
“Hmm.” I looked away from the window and faced my mom, smiling as she always was.
“You’ve got everything right?”
“Yeah, just like I always do, why?” she grinned and held up my calculator.
“I figured you might need this, you are still taking calculus right?”
“Okay, this is the first time I’ve left something!” I grabbed it out of her hand and she chuckled as I threw it into my bag.
“Last week you left your spandex at home, and had to borrow Holly’s.” I had met Holly my freshman year, we were pretty close, even when you factored in all the secrecy about my family; she knew just about all there was to know. I had brought her over to Sam and Emily’s one day after school, that’s when she met Seth… they imprinted, and now I couldn’t get rid of her. Oh well.
“Alice washed my volleyball bag and didn’t put it in the dryer! So I had to carry it all in my bag to school, excuse me for forgetting something!”
“Blame it all on me! I washed my bag too, and I somehow managed to remember my stuff!”
“That’s because it was your stuff!”
Alice sat beside me in the back seat; we were in the Volvo, Mom was in the passenger seat, Alice sat between Bella and I in the back, Edward was driving. It was a tight squeeze, but it was best if we didn’t drive all of our lavish cars to school, for the obvious reasons.
Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper, Jane, and Bailey were riding in Carlisle’s Mercedes. These days, Carlisle drove the Aston Martin to work… lucky him.
I felt bad for Bailey; knowing her luck she was probably stuck between Rosalie and Jane, and because of their common bitter personality, they both fought constantly. It was sisterly bickering, but it was still enough to drive anyone crazy.
So instead of having to deal with either of them, we stuck them both together in one car; whoever ended up riding in that car had evidently drawn the short stick.
We went to school in Port Angeles now, including Austin. I had made everyone else wait to start school again until Austin could go with us… or rather, until I could go with Austin. We had both started out at Port Angeles High our sophomore year. We were juniors now, along with Alice, My Dad, and Bella. Jane, my Mom, and Bailey were sophomores, Edward, Emmett, Rosalie, and Jasper were seniors.
At least that was the story. In reality I was barely the age of a freshman, and the others, besides Bailey, were older than dirt. But really… nobody needed to know that!
I slammed the door once we parked, and made my way to the locker room with the rest of the girls in the family to put our sport stuff away. It was the first time in Cullen history where some of us were playing sports… actually most of us; Bailey, Jane and I were on the volleyball team; Emmett, Jacob, and Edward were on the football team. Rosalie and Alice were cheerleaders… of course.
“Kensee! Did you hear what happened?” Holly ran forward and stumbled a few feet in front of me. I caught her before she could hit her head on a locker. How could I not know what happened? I was the first one to know… I knew before everyone else… but I humored her.
“Austin phased!” she whispered excitedly. The wonderful world of vampires and werewolves always excited Holly. “Seth said he was coming to school today, that he finally had enough control over himself to come!”
Austin had phased… that was the reason I hadn’t seen him at all last week… and the week before. I felt bad for him; it was a curse in many ways… just like my lifestyle was a curse in some ways… though I didn’t always see it that way.
But he was coming back today; this I didn’t fake my enthusiasm about… this I hadn’t known.
“Really!” I used her as leverage to push myself down the short hallway. I heard her grumble as she hit the lockers… I guess I pushed her too hard… “Sorry Holly!”
I rounded the corner in the hall, and broke out into the cold weather, running at full speed towards the parking lot. I knew Jacob and Austin would be here soon. But I wasn’t counting on the obstacle I ran into. I hit him with full speed, knocking him to the ground and landing on top of him.
“Jeeze, Ken I didn’t realize you were that happy to see me!” Roark helped me up and kissed my forehead while he steadied me. My heart fluttered, and I lost focus for a few seconds.
“I’m always happy to see you…” I managed to mumble incoherently while I pulled myself together. Roark and I had been dating for almost a year, I met him my first day of sophomore year. Austin didn’t hide his dislike, he was nervous about the fact that I couldn’t “see” him. I couldn’t tell if his intentions were good or bad… if he was good or bad. But how could someone so… perfect be a bad person? I stood on my toes and kissed him. “Did you happen to see if Jacob’s car was in the parking lot?”
“Shall we go see?” he grabbed my hand and started to pull me towards the parking lot. We had just barely gotten in range to see the parking lot when I saw them, my dad and Austin getting out of dad’s rabbit. I wrenched my hand out of Roark’s and darted across the parking lot, dodging cars while Roark walked calmly behind me and apologized to the people who’s cars I had ran in front of.
“Austin!” he turned around at the sound of his name and smiled, throwing his arms out and catching me when I ran into him; picking me up and spinning me around in circles.
“I’m so sorry, they wouldn’t let me leave the house!”
“It’s okay, I understand. I’m just glad you’re back!” he wrapped his arms around my waist and hugged me again; I noticed his warmth this time… so much warmer than before. But still familiar.
Austin, just as familiar as always.