Chapter one: a surprise visit
Khione Snow was minding her own business when she heard her brother’s mocking laugh from behind her. She turned around to see Caleb Snow’s taunting brown eyes and his mischievous smile, “Hello, Caleb. What do you want?” Khione asked, her eyebrows furrowing.
Caleb smirked, “Nothing, little sis. Just, y’know, here to see you and mum. How is she, by the way?” he asked with concern. Caleb had moved out of the house with his girlfriend, Pamela, and was getting married in the spring. His mother was heartbroken, their father dead.
Khione smiled, “Oh, you know; fine, heartbroken that her baby boy left her,” Khione smirked. “She misses you so much, baby Caleb. She wants you back home,” Khione laughed.
Caleb rolled his eyes. “Thanks, Kiki. You’re a real help, y’know that?” he rolled his brown eyes again. “By the way, I brought you something that Pam got you for your birthday, I dunno what it is, but whatever. I can never understand woman,” he grinned.
He handed her a brown paper bag, and inside of it was a silver bracelet with little charms all over it. “Oh my God!” Khione gushed, “You have to tell Pam I love it!” she squealed and gave her older brother a hug. “Oh God, I can’t wait to tell Annabelle.”
He laughed, his brown hair waving. “Pam got one for her, too. But she didn’t know what a fourteen year old would like, but she was sure she’d like it,” he showed her a silver necklace to his sister.
“She’ll love it,” Khione reassured. “Tell her don’t worry. She’ll like it.”
“Only like?” Caleb teased.
“Shut up,” she rolled her eyes. “Do you want some burgers? I was just about to make one for myself. I’m sure you’re hungry.”
Jase North wasn’t sure where the traitor was, but he was sure that he lived near. He knew that he had two sisters; Khione and Annabelle Snow, and that the both were hunters. But they didn’t know it yet. Curse their mother for not telling.
His teeth were bared. “Yo man, calm down. I know that he was a good man, but he isn’t now. So we have to get this stuff over,” his best friend, Aadam Current muttered to him.
“Yeah, Jase. C’mon, once he’s gone we won’t have anymore trouble. We’ll recruit the girl, and once the younger one turns fifteen we’ll take her in, too. So chill,” Katarina Curse, another friend of his said.
Jase sighed. “I just can’t believe that he would betray us like that; it’s just … so not him.” Jase frowned and then sighed, “Let’s get this over with, before I back out,” he muttered and took a step foreword.
“How is it?” Khione’s eyes gleamed as her brother scarfed down the burger, dripping ketchup on the table. “Is it good?”
He gave her a hands up before swallowing. “S’great, Kiki. Don’t worry, if I eat something mean its edible,” he grinned.
She rolled her eyes. “Shut up, Caleb. Just because your such a fatty and eats everything insight doesn’t mean you have to be mean to me,” she smirked.
“I’ll get that. Help yourself to seconds if you want.” Khione stood up and walked to the door.
When she opened it, there she saw stood a tall tanned boy with heart melting eyes and shaggy golden hair. “Hullo,” he said. “Is Caleb here?” it was strange. Why would someone come to a house asking for Caleb when he didn’t live here?
“Uhm, yeah. Sure. One sec,” she walked off to get Caleb.
Where the hell was he? He wasn’t in the kitchen.
“Caleb –” a hang went to her mouth. Frightened, she looked up and saw Caleb. He had a serious look on his face. “Caleb –?”
“Shh,” he murmured and motioned to the door. “They can hear us,” his eyes flashed silver.
What the –
He jumped over to the door – literally jumped the eight feet. He wasn’t that fat but he wasn’t that fit, either.
Something silver went through the wooden door, something that already had something red gleaming on it. Oh my God -!
“What the hell!?”
Caleb reached for the silver item and grasped it, pulling it foreword. His hand dripped something scarlet, and his face was set in stone. Someone yelped on the other side and flew through the door, smashing into the crème wall in Khione’s mothers’ foyer.
The face looked up towards her, and Khione saw that it was a girl, and she, too, had something scarlet gushing out her forehead –
Oh no, Khione thought, the room spinning. Its blood –
She heard a cry of pain before everything went black.