It was finally sixth period Biology and Raine was ready
for this day to end. It was finally Friday, after a long,
boring week of school. Raine got her Biology book and binder
and slammed her locker shut. She set off at a brisk pace so the
bell wouldn't catch her off guard. She was just turning a
corner when someone stuck their foot out- Raine saw it a second
too late. Her books sprawled on the floor as she released them
to catch herself with her hands. She sighed in irritation as a
few people stopped to laugh and she flushed a bright red. She
pushed herself onto her knees and reached out to grab her
books, but they were gone. Instead, she saw two black, high-top
converse- exactly like hers.
"Need some help?" a sweet, rough, boy-ish sounding voice
asked. Raine looked up to see someone new- at least new to her.
He had long, straight-ish black hair, peircing, diamond-like,
baby blue eyes, and his face looked insanely beautiful; in a
nut-shell, he looked like a Greek god.
"Sure," she breathed, taking his outstretched hand. He
pulled her up and handed her the books he had picked up.
"Thanks." she murmured appreciatively with a smile.
"No problem." he said with a grin. Something strange, like
a secret, flashed in his eyes. "Um, see you later." he mumbled
quickly, turning in the other direction and fast-walking
Raine sighed dejectedly and went on to her class. The rest
of the day passed in a slow blur. She didn't really even
remember any of her seventh period English class as she walked
She paused as she began to walk down into the ditch that
led to her home. She looked to her right, down the pathway
leading further into the forest she'd never once gave a second
thought about- she could have sworn she heard something. It
could be a squirrel, but it sounded too big and moved far too
She glanced back at her house, where she knew no one was
waiting for her to come, then back to the forest. She backed
out of the ditch and walked wearily to the opening where the
pathway began. She peeked in to see nothing. She pushed her
backpack further up on her shoulder and took her first step on
the dirt path that was at one time covered over with trees.
She jumped as the slight russeling of the fast moving thing
sounded closer. She shook her head of the slight fear she felt
and walked further down the path. It took a sharp left turn and
opened up to a clearing. The noise was suddenly coming closer
until a blurred object jumped out of one of the trees and
landed right in front of her.
She jumped back, tripping over the stub of a tree stump in
the process, and falling onto her butt. As she looked up at
that same Greek god she'd seen earlier, she remembered hearing
Lillian say his name was Alex. Her mouth fell open slightly.
He'd been running faster than a car!
Alex had the same shocked expression on his face- mouth
open slightly and eyes bugged out. She broke out of her shock
and a slightly hysterical giggle escaped her lips. He shook his
head and just stood there, as if he were frozen in place. He
took a small, cautious step closer and opened his mouth
slightly as if he was going to say something.
"Um, hello, Raine." he stuttered out and slightly waved at
"Hey," she managed to get out dispite her shock. "Were-
were you just... running?" Raine asked in complete and utter
He nodded. His face looked pretty worried over something.
"That fast?" she asked with an eyebrow raised in
He nodded again and stepped a bit closer to her before
sitting down. "I'm... I'm not a normal human." he told
her and then stopped.
She motioned for him to continue, keeping her face blank.
He sighed. "I'm... immortal." he mumbled so quickly she
didn't catch what he said.
"Huh?" she asked, leaning closer to hear.
He looked up into her eyes. "I'm immortal." he said in a
slightly louder voice.
Raine's eyes nearly popped out of her head. Alex's eyes
were pleading for her to understand. She shook her head, trying
to clear it. She hesitantly took his hand. "I understand." she
Alex and Raine began going out, they trusted each other with
everything and knew they were in love from the start. Eventually,
when they had their first kiss to be exact, they realized when a
human kisses an immortal, the human becomes immortal. They last
the rest of that eighth grade year and through high school. They
got married the day after their graduation ceremony.