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Quiescence

Novel By: Fyregx
Fantasy


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I, Remembering, Watch, Slipped, 5:00pm., Grimaced, Walk, House, Long., Anymore. “some, Friends”, Surveyed, Chose, Kissing, Gay. “they, Ditch, Gates, Ago, Entered, Without, Goodbye, Thinking, It;, Least, Depressing, Friendship. “aww, Won’t, Can, Number?”, Nodding, Swapped, Phones, Typed, Silver, Razor., Handed, Selina, Name., Crowding, Glad, Somewhat, Friendly., 8, Including, Given, Wave, Earlier, That. The, Streets, Deserted, Either, Destinations, Faded, Footsteps, Eerily, Noisy, Lack, Street, Usually, Gangs, 6, Today., Wind, Air, Brushed, Bare, Arms, Shivered, Wouldn’t, Imagined, Doing, Untied, Jumper, Waist, Fabric, Warmed, Arms., Sunny, Cloudy, Windy, Rain, Drop, Cheek., Inwardly, Shoved, Hands, Pockets, House. Wasn’t, Summer?


Katie just Wants To Be That Average Girl That Gets The Good grades And Has Some very Close Friends, But Of Course With Her Constantly Moving It's Very had For Her To Be This.
And It's About To get A Hell Lot Harder. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Nov 26, 2009    Reads: 614    Comments: 29    Likes: 7   


Blood was running down my face, caused by the strange bite mark that adorned my face, I could taste the tangy blood on my tongue as it collided with my lips, I spat it out, disgusted by the taste of my own blood. I could not see, everything was black, but I knew he was there, I could hear his breathing, it was heavy, ragged like he had been running. Cold pressed against my scarred wrists causing them to sting as the scabs were rubbed off, the chains rattled as I ejected the blood from my mouth, a sting of pain shot up my arm from the open cuts on my wrists. I was so weak, the only thing keeping me upright were the cruel chains keeping me to the slimy wall. The floor was wet, with my own blood or water I was not sure but the stench of blood was so thick I was almost certain it was blood, if it was my own I did not know but by the amount falling from my forehead I could be pretty certain it was. Noises rang from outside my lightless cell, laughing, he had caught me at last, thousands of years and he had finally caught me, because I was the weak one, the weak link. The laugh was mocking, I gritted my teeth, keeping my lips tightly shut, I had no desire for me to swallow more blood. The heavy breathing came closer, closer until it was right in my ear.

"Too late" I was going to die here in this lonely cell, on my own, all on my own, for all my friends, family, for everyone I was going to die, somehow that made everything seem that little bit better.
I closed my eyes.
Quiescence
Chapter 1
I Guess This Is How It All Began…
I'll Miss You
I slammed the door shut on my apologizing mum's face, this could not be happening, that bitch could not be making me move again. I had been here for two years, the longest I had spent anywhere, I had started to hope that I could stay here permanently but no, of course not, false hopes.Angrily I grinded my teeth together, why couldn't we just settle? Why couldn't she deicide she liked a place? Why couldn't she just let me get on with my life instead of constantly changing where I lived, I was sick of it.I picked up my mobile and flicked through my contact list, selecting Chloe I pressed it against my ear, waiting for her to pick up, she always did her phone was always with her she was a social bunny, she never left her phone at home, that would be a disaster.
"Hello" sure enough just seconds after I had pressed the call button Chloe's high-pitched voice came from the speaker. I loved Chloe, she was a good friend one of those beautiful strawberry blondes that made everyone jealous of them, she was naturally beautiful with a elegant complexion and startling green eye's that constantly sparkled, smiling to myself I quickly began to explain what was happening; I was moving, again. Chloe instantly began the talk I had heard so many times before, the 'I'll call you everyday' and 'I love you' and all the 'I'll come visit' stuff that never happened, of course it didn't. With a sting I remembered Gavin, I had been his girlfriend for four months, that was the time I had stayed in London, I had stayed for a year in complete, I loved Gavin we had done all this, he said he would call me, he never did, he said he would visit me, he never did, he said he would love me forever, in two weeks I found out he had a new girlfriend. I guess that's what happens when you move away, you're forgotten, it's like you never existed just another face that passed them by. I picked up my phone again and flicked through my list, I found Benjamin number, I would miss him so much. Benjamin was my best friend, nothing funny going on, he was gay, but he was my best friend, as they say a gay is a girl's best friend, he was around 6'3 with soft brown hair and large adorable blue eye's, he was a heartthrob to many girls, it really was a shame he was only interested in men. He had a boyfriend, Ronnie. Benjamin and Ronnie, they had always made me laugh, I liked Ronnie, he was funny and good company he got very much carried away with everything, the slightest bit of news sending him into overdrive.
"Katie?" the voice on the other side of the line enquired, it brought me away from my line of thought and it took me a few seconds to remember what I was doing
"Benjamin I'm moving" I stated soberly into the phone, there was a moment of silence then he instantly burst into complaints, most of them involving my mum being a bitch.
"I'm going to miss you" here comes the famous line; he would forget me, we both knew it but it was something it had become courtesy to say when someone is gong for a long time, it's what people did now.
"Me too" and I meant it, I'm sure I'm the only one that did; I would miss him and his happy-go-lucky mood that clung to him like, well Ronnie and Benjamin, I sighed out loud, tears pricked my eye's as we continued the conversation, in a week I would be moving, he planned to spend every available second with me, if I liked it or not.
An hour later I ended the call and once more began to flick through my contacts, it was going to be a long night and by the end of it I was sure that I would be sick of hearing 'I'll miss you'
The sun was shining brightly today, no clouds, and a bright blue sky, how vexatious. I was slumped under a tree sheltering form the heat and currently I was glaring up at the sky, it had to be so damn hot on the day I was leaving didn't it? I clutched my legs to me, pulling them away from the heat, it was mid after noon and the tree offered little shelter, I would of took shelter under a gazebo but a group of unpopular girls and boys stood under it, I didn't avoid them because they were unpopular but because they weren't the most pleasant of people, one of them, Ryan, had pushed me into a oncoming car before, luckily I got out of the way fast enough. I was not sure about the others but Ryan was violent and that was a good reason to avoid him, a very good reason. Since Benjamin still hadn't turned up I began to examine them with interest, I wasn't much into stereotypes, I was just an average girl, but if there was a definition for the word Goth (or perhaps Emo) these people would be it, all skinny jeans, band tee's, side bags dark hair and wrist bands and I was pretty sure there had been more than one rumour about one of them cutting themselves. But now that I looked at them I realised that in fact they were stunning, beautiful people, they were just a bit different, and that was good wasn't it? Isn't being unique good? Then why do so many people get shunned from the popular people for being different? One of them turned to me I quickly averted my gaze to the now suddenly interesting story book green grass, but not before I saw the gorgeous sapphire eye's highlighted by dark black eyeliner, I shook my head, I had never been one to admire boys but these were quiet something. I anxiously peeked up again, he was still looking, with a sudden jolt I remembered his name, he looked so different outside school. He was Jay, the reason I had not recognised him is because our school (or should I say my old school) was uniform no matter the age, it occurred to me that I had never seen him outside of school in his normal clothes. Now I couldn't help but be amazed, he looked tall almost daunting in skinny jeans, they stuck to his legs like they wet and showed how thin and tall he was, his t-shirt was tight fit and advertising some band I had never even heard of 'Never Shout Never' his hair was styled expertly and made an amazing contrast with his pale skin.
"Katie!" I jumped as a loud voice rang through the park, I glanced once more over at Jay his attention was now focused on the boy who had made the noise, I groaned it was Benjamin. I stood up just in time to be hit by the fully grown 16 year old boy speeding towards me, I staggered back from the force of him running into me, I heard a laugh from behind him. He released me and grinned, I peeked behind his back, Chloe was just entering the park with Tiffany, I squeezed my eyes shut on the sight of the flame headed boy coming up behind Benjamin. Sure enough I was engulfed in a massive bear hug only moments later
"Too tight" I squealed as it became hard for me to breathe, laughing he let me go, I let in a few dramatic deep breaths, Chloe came forwards to me for her hug, she was a bit less enthusiastic than the boys had been but it held just as much meaning. Chloe's companion, Tiffany, was not so close to me and frankly I didn't want her to be, she was the school's whore, bright blonde hair, tanned skin, blue eye's and I'd seen twigs fatter than her, she was very bitchy to well, everyone but somehow she had managed to get to the top of the social ladder and there she remained, like a cat with it's prize ball of string. She had always hated me, when I had first arrived at this school she had made fun of me, cracked jokes about me and spread rumours, then she left for school for two weeks to do modelling in France, when she got back Chloe was my friend and the whole school was okay with me being there, it had been a big blow to her popularity but she pretended she was Chloe's friend so that it looked like she was okay with me.
Pushing this from my mind I smiled at her then looked away, a look of disgust was plastered across her plastic features, if there was a Barbie, she was it. Unfortunately for me when I looked away I ended up looking over at Jay, and unfortunately for me once more he was looking my way and since I was completely off guard I was not prepared for his breath taking stare, next thing I knew I was trapped in his icy gaze and unable to look away. That's the exact moment my legs decided that standing up was a really bad idea and collapsed, bringing me down with them.
"Katie are you okay?" asked Benjamin, he was bending over me as concerned look smothered across his rather handsome features, I nodded and took his outstretched hand pulling myself up. I bit my lip sharply not looking over at the gazebo, knowing he was probably laughing at me, my cheeks filled with warmth at the thought. The others had apparently lost interest in me in a matter of seconds and not noticed my leg failure, great friends, but I was also partly relived it was very embarrassing. I dusted my legs off, avoiding Benjamin's eye's I knew he would be smiling he was one of those people that couldn't help themselves, in my two years here I had never seen him be sad, I had seen a range of emotions but all were devoid of any real depression that's why I loved him so much, he was like a light and I was a moth drawn to the things that never came to me. A side-ways glance at Benjamin confirmed my suspicions, a giant grin was split across his face and one look at it caused me to start laughing. I sunk to the ground, this time of my own accord, the grass was springy and pleasant to the touch, but now I was getting warm, Chloe and Tiffany took up the available shade under the tree leaving me to look for an alternative.The park was one of those parks that were in the middle of a big square of houses, a football pitch took up the majority and a few tree's dotted the area, I groaned. It was really boiling, how the hell did Jay wear black in this weather? Then again they were sheltered under the Gazebo which was starting to hold quite a bit of appeal to me there was just a bit of space at the side where there was a bench, I'm sure me and Benjamin could just go there and not be too close to them…
"Can we go under the gazebo? I'm really hot" I explained to Benjamin, he frowned looking over at the gazebo and the people there who had all conveniently moved a bit to the left and left a small space near the right, on the outside bit but it was still sheltered from the sun.After a pause he got to his feet and pulled me up with him, he grabbed my hand as he always did when unsure of something and we both made are way over to the gazebo. When we were in listening distance Jay turned his eyes to me, I quickly looked down at my feet, I kept walking eyes down until we reached the bench that was only just protected from the sun. I sat down on the wonderfully cool bench, Benjamin released my hand and sat next to me, sighing with relief, I could feel the stare of someone eye's on my back.
We sat in companionable silence, made only slightly uncomfortable by the presence of the not-so-popular people behind us who we talking and laughing rather loudly as it seemed on purpose to make us leave but I was comfortable here in the shade. I pulled my legs up onto the bench and leaned my back against the arm of it, playing with my hair I looked around the park. Chloe and Tiffany were shooting us freaked out glances, they both disliked Jay and his friends, and Ronnie was happily talking to some boy from school that he had only just seemed to have met.
A blast of music came from behind us and I turned my head startled, one of the boys had his found out and was now smirking at our startled expressions, I slowly began to pick out the beat and realised it was Chelsea Smile,I turned back to Benjamin, he still had a puzzled expression on his face.
"It's Chelsea Smile, they are trying to make us go away" I told him, he wasn't the brightest in ways of common sense it had to be said.
"You know that song?" he said rather to loudly, I nervously glanced over to Jay, he was watching Benjamin though narrowed eye's, they looked like slits of black against his pale skin, a small strip of sapphire caught in between.
"Yeah…" I muttered looking down, it was seen as unpopular to know any Screamo or rock at all, it was all pop, R & B, Rap and maybe just a bit Indie, exactly the stuff I had problems getting into. I was now completely aware that Jay had turned his full flattering attention to me and was watching me with great interest; doesn't he know it's rude to stare?
"Cool, I have absolutely no idea what it is, sounds rubbish to me to be honest" answered Benjamin cheerfully, I nodded my head but secretly inside that kind of hurt, it was one of my favourite songs and he had just insulted it right to my face, ouch.
We lapsed once more into silence, the only sounds now being Chelsea Smile which I was unconsciously humming to, I couldn't help it I loved this song. I was attracting the attention of the group behind us with my humming, the looks on their faces suggested that they were shocked that a medium popular girl who was best friends with the second most popular girl in the school knew this song that if heard by more popular people would be pretty much spat on. And Benjamin was looking me with a piercing gaze, trying to decipher why I liked this song. I blushed looking down as I realised everyone was staring at me, the music was switched off, there was a tense silence then Benjamin laughed.
"Well that was weird; never knew you were into Screamo" he mused, once more a bit too loud for my liking, I blushed an even brighter red causing the heat in my cheeks to build up even higher. The attention of every member of the group behind us was now on us, I was splaying with my hair nervously, hoping the stares weren't aggressive. Where I went to school to find out a girl like me was into rock was really quiet a big thing, it may not seem like it but it could drag me right down to the bottom of the social ladder, thank the gods I was leaving tomorrow.I shook my head at Benjamin and looked down at the floor which all of sudden was very entertaining to me, 5 tense minutes pasted between me and Benjamin, until he finally cracked sighing and walked off towards Ronnie leaving me alone on this bench. That's when everything suddenly started to happen, Jay appeared in the space where Benjamin had been, the music was turned back on and a few jeers erupted from the group of boys which Jay had just departed from.
"Hey" he said quietly, his hoody was now up and covering the top half of his face and to my disappointment that meant his beautiful sapphire eye's were covered from view.
"Hi" I answered shortly, rather awkwardly, I had gone to school with this guy for 2 years and this was the first time ever he seemed to even care I existed. He collapsed into a silence in which all his friends decided they wanted to join him in harassing me, in moments I was surrounded by a crowd of black clothed teenage boys and girls. Feeling very small I hugged my legs even tighter to me, their gaze was getting very uncomfortable. Why weren't my friends helping me? I mean, it was my last day and they were just going to leave me to get abused by a group of Emo's? Or were they Goths? Damn stereotyping…
"You're Katie aren't you?" asked Ryan in his gruff voice
"Yeah, remember me? You tried to kill me" I answered back sarcastically, well done me for getting myself even further into a damn fight, but I just wasn't in the mood.
"Oh yeah; the car" smirked Ryan, a few of them laughed lightly; surprisingly it wasn't the sinister sort of laugh I had expected but the pleasant carefree laugh of any other teenager. Feeling a tiny bit more at ease I stretched my legs out a bit, the ends of my converse just brushing against Jay's skinny jeans. Then like a trigger being pulled all of them just sat down, on the ground around me, leaning against the wall or on the edges of the bench and they started chatting like I wasn't there. Frowning inside I listened to their conversation, it was like nothing I had expected to be, I don't know what I had expected but it certainly wasn't what they were talking about. In fact they were talking about Art; one of my favoured subjects, I liked to think I did well in it, they were talking about a few famous pieces I knew, but the subject quickly changed to their own art in which a girl called Lizzie seemed to be the best.
"What about you Katie, do you draw or paint?" Asked Jay, his question caught me off guard and my mind was momentarily blanked, everyone else stopped talking and turned their rather unnerving attention to me.
"Yeah I draw; and paint" I mumbled, almost under my breath but everyone heard me, I was sure of this by the way I could sense their gaze turn from mere interest at the mention of art to medium level curiosity.
"I've seen you're work, it's amazing" complimented a boy, a faintly recognised him, handsome features and blonde, green eye's.
"I'm Oliver, I'm in your art class" he answered my confused look, I nodded then turned a deep red, one time on a dare Chloe had made me ask him out, he said maybe and soon after that everyone forgot, I never did find out his answer, I never did finish that dare. I wonder if he would have said yes…. No, don't be silly, who would say yes to me? No-one, he probably said maybe just to play along; no-one but Chloe and I knew it was a dare though…?
"Oh I remember you now! You asked out Oliver last year" exclaimed a girl with bubblegum pink hair; I didn't recognise her, defiantly in with the scene lot though. Her words caused me to blush scarlet red, a few laughs rippled from the people around me and I blushed, if possible, even darker.
"Yeah Oliver did you ever answer?" questioned a brown dark brown haired boy, he gave Oliver a questioning look, Oliver shook his head and the bubble gum pink girl besides him giggled. I studied my shoe laces; following the patterns of the stitching with my eye's 100% aware they were talking about me asking out Oliver, of all people it had to be him didn't it?
"So you going to answer?" muttered Jay darkly from under his hood, for a moment everyone froze and then it passed as one of Jay's friends nudged him and murmured something into his ear, he grunted in response, another silence. I thought it was the perfect moment to tell them that I was leaving tomorrow
"It doesn't matter anyway, I'm moving to Vitriolic Heights tomorrow" I stated matter-of-factly, they all turned back to me, I could of sworn I saw a few frowns appear. Not the best town name I admit, the man who founded it must have been pretty bitter to name a town after such an unpleasant word.
"Really, that's a shame, you seem like a nice girl" answered the bubble gum pink girl rather bubbly, a few heads nodded and my brow creased in confusion, I had only talked to them about what, 10 - 15 minutes? And they already seemed like pretty good friends to me.
I nodded then remembering what time I had to be back I glanced down at my watch, then also remembering that I had lost it when I had had a water fight with Benjamin slipped my phone out, it was 5:00pm. I grimaced, I had 15 minutes before I had to go, the walk to my house was about that long. I glanced over where Chloe and Tiffany had last been, they weren't there anymore.
"Some friends" I muttered under my breath, I surveyed the park further, I saw Benjamin and Ronnie together, unfortunately for me they chose that exact moment to start kissing and I looked away, it really was a shame they were gay.
"They ditch you?" asked Oliver, I nodded still looking at the gates of the park, which only about an hour ago my best friend here and entered now she was gone forever without even a goodbye, I bit my lip thinking about it; at least it wasn't as depressing at Gavin, but it was, I admit, not the best way to end a friendship.
"Aww it's okay we won't, can I have your number?" asked the bubble gum pink girl, I thought about it for a moment before nodding, we swapped phones and I typed my number in on her silver razor. She handed my phone back and I glanced at the contact, Selina, that was her name. Next thing I knew Oliver and a few of his friends were crowding me and Selina for my number, I gave it to them I mean, how else is going to call me? Certainly not Chloe, Benjamin maybe but the amount of friends I had was sad and I was glad these people were at least somewhat friendly. By the time I had to go I had 8 new contacts, including Jay's which Selina had given to me. With a wave I left the park, it was warm, not as warm as it had been earlier, I was glad of that.
The streets were deserted, everyone either still out at their destinations or at home sheltering from the warmth which had faded away, my footsteps were eerily noisy as I walked, it was probably the lack of people, on this street there were usually small gangs of 6 year old playing outside the houses, but not today. A wind suddenly started up, cold air brushed against my bare arms and I shivered something I wouldn't have even imagined doing earlier, I untied my jumper from my waist and slipped into it, the fabric quickly warmed up my skinny arms. I looked up into the sky and frowned, in a matter of seconds it had turned from a warm sunny day to a cloudy windy day, and then a rain drop hit my cheek. I groaned inwardly and pulled my hood up over my head, I shoved my hands into my pockets and started head down towards my house.
Wasn't it meant to be summer?




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