Chapter 4:This is it
I was right beside Eric. We ran together north as the vampire scent got stronger and stronger. I'm scared, Eric. Maybe we should turn back.' I said telepathically.
'No! We can't go back now. They can smell our scent. Even if we do turn, they'll chase after us. We have to keep going.'
My anger increased as I ran faster. I was suddenly tackled to the ground and not by Eric this time. I hit the ground with a hard thud. I saw Eric get tackled by something that was fast. I rolled back onto my feet and growled at the vampire I saw. The same one that I've seen earlier. He smiled. His eyes became dark. "Come here, girl." He whistled. I growled again and charged at him. He suddenly disappeared and was on top of me. I whined. I heard him laugh. "Not so tough. Are you dog?" He asked. I heard Eric's growls and whines.
'I'm going to distract them. I want you to run as fast as possible.'
'No! Eric....No! I'm not going to let you do that.'
'Adrianne, don't argue with me. Run in 5....4......3.....2..
'1......Go!' Eric growled.
I took off running even with the vampire still on top of me. I growled as he pinned me back down to the ground. I rolled over to my back, making him fall off of me and then I got back on my feet and ran back towards the Main Area. Oh my god. Why did I leave Eric? Why? I'm so stupid. I love him and I left him like he was nothing. I turned back to my human form.
'Eric? Eric can you hear me?' I didn't get an answer. Oh no. Something must have happened. 'Eric.....Answer me...please.' I begged in my mind. I never beg for anyone. But.......for Eric, it's different. He still didn't answer. I had to go back. I just had to.
'Answer me, please!' There was nothing. Just as I was about to go back towards the vampire's territory, Eric was coming toward me in his human form. Blood was pouring down his chest. I gasped and phased back. I ran over to him and grabbed his face with both of my hands and kissed him hard with passion. He wrapped his right hand against my back pushing me against his body. Once I broke the kiss, I looked down at his chest. "What happened?" I asked. "I phased back mistakedly and they just started biting me. But they didn't realize that wolf blood is poisoness to vampires." I smiled. "Vamps.......they are so stupid." Eric snickered. "Yeah. The bites will heal soon. We're going to have to go back out there." I shook my head. "No. No. There's no point. It's almost six in the morning. The vampires will have to go to their 'hideout' soon. We might as well stay here." I said. He hesitated but nodded anyway. "Get your clothes on." I said. He walked away from me for a second. I then realized that I was still naked. I grabbed my clothes and placed them on. He came back to me with his clothes on and a small smile on his face. "What?" I asked.
"I can't believe that when you realized that I wasn't dead, you couldn't even tell me you love me." I rolled my eyes. He can't be serious. "I've told you."
"Yeah, in your mind.....while we were having sex." He answered. There goes the irritating Eric again. "You better be happy I said it at all." He sighed and pulled me against his body. "I am happy you told me, Dri." He kissed the top of my head. I wrapped my arms around him, closed my eyes and breathed in his scent. He smelled like honey , roses and apples. I didn't realize we were being watched until I opened my eyes. I gasped and stepped away from Eric. He looked at me confused and then turned his head and saw Lana.
"You too are suppose to be out, hunting." She said. I wish she'd put some clothes on. 'me too.' Eric said telepathically. I chuckled and looked at him. "What's so funny?" Lana asked. I just shook my head. "We were out, until both of us almost died." Eric said glaring at her. She raised her eyebrow and looked at me. "You let my brother almost die?" She asked. She thought I did it on purpose? That fucking bitch. "I didn't do it on purpose and he told me to run. I wanted to stay but he told me to leave." Lana scoffed.
"And you listened?" I nodded. "We'll you're the omega, of course you would have to listen to the brother of the alpha."
I'm sick of this. I stepped to her so we were face to face. "Lana, I don't give a fuck that you're alpha. I don't. So stop trying to rub it in my face because it doesn't fucking affect me." I said. She smiled. "You want to be alpha more than anybody, Adrianne."
"Lana, just go. Now." Eric said. She looked at him and then turned her head back to me. "Stay away from my brother." She grabbed Eric's hand and led him away into the woods. I sighed. God I hate her. I wonder where everyone else was. I suddenly heard a growling coming from behind a tree. I slowly turned. I breathed in the air and smelled the scent of......death. There's a fucking vampire around, before I had the chance to shift, the same vampire we've been chasing was walking towards me. He had a smile on his face. "I thought the 'lone wolf' was just a saying." he said. My heart pounded fast and hard. "My family is out right now chasing you and your little friends."
"And you're here alone." His fangs slowly slid out of his gums. "What do you want from me? You can't have my blood. You'll die from it." I said. "I don't want your blood for me." He said.
"What do you want it for then?" I asked. "That's my business. I just need a little wolf blood, and I won't come back to your side of the land." Was he serious or was this a trick? Trusting a vampire was stupid. Right? I have to do this.....for my family. Even though I disliked them....I had to do it for them. "Promise?" I asked. He nodded once. "How are you going to get it? I asked.
He stepped closer to me and pulled a small clear vial with a small red top out of his pocket. He held it in his left hand while he pulled out a small knife with his right hand. "Hold out your arm." He said. I hesitated for a second but then held out my arm and look into the vampire's eyes. His pale, cold hand wrapped around my arm while the vial was still in his hand. The knife lowered and then touched my arm diagnally. He pressed down and I could feel my skin rip as he drove the knife across. I bit my lip to keep in the cries of pain. As the dark red liquid emerged from the cut. The vampire placed the knife back in his pocket and grabbed the vial, and placed it against my skin. Drops of blood filled the vial quickly. Soon, the vial was filled completely and he let go of my arm. He placed the top back on the vial and placed it in his pocket. "Thank you, dog." He said to me.
"Your welcome, bitch." He chuckled and turned around. I felt a whoosh and he was suddenly gone.
I looked down to my wound. I decided to lick it myself. When you're a wolf, your mate is suppose to lick your wounds. It's like an act of compassion. The taste of my blood was salty but it had a small sweetness to it that I enjoyed. The sun was about to come up and that made me excited knowing that we won't hear or see the vampires for at least twenty hours. The vampires can only come out at midnight. No time before. My mother was walking out of the woods. Dirt and leaves were in her hair. She looked at me and she looked apologetic. "Can we talk?" She asked. "No." I answered walking away from her. She grabbed my arm and made me turn around to look at her. "Listen to me, Adrianne." I sighed and listened.
"I know you're mad at me. And I'm sorry. I thought by now, your grudge would be over. But I guess not." She shrugged.
"I just don't understand where we went wrong. You know? I hate that my daughter hasn't even attempted to talk to me in over half of a year." It was longer than that. "We don't have to talk. It's not nescessary. You made your decision." I snatched my arm from her and walked off. I hated my mother and it was because she got remarried only a few months after my dad died. Fucked up. Right?
When I smelt Eric's scent and Lana's, I got closer. I heard them talking away from the main pack area. I hid behind a tree to listen.
"You're unbelievable, Eric. Mom doesn't like her. I don't like her."
"But I love her. She's my mate rather you like that or not."
"I'm the alpha. I can make you stay away from her." Eric grew quiet. Why did Lana want to mess up me and Eric's relationship? Why is she such a bitch?
Lana suddenly turned and I could have sworn she saw me. I hid more behind the tree. "Not only can I sense you, Adrianne. I can smell you." I sighed and got from behind the tree. My eyes were locked on Eric's. "I'll give you two some time. Eric, do what you have to do." She said before turning away and running off. I sighed and turned to him. "What does she mean by that?" I asked. His eyebrows were pulled together in an angry expression as he looked down to the ground. "Eric?" I asked.
He let out a deep sigh and his eyes finally looked into mine. "She doesn't want us together, Adrianne. And she can make us break up. She's alpha."
"You're going to listen to your sister just because she's alpha?" He didn't answer.
"You can't be serious."
"But I am." He replied.
"Why are you listening to her? Don't let her push you around. You're stronger and faster than her. You could kill her easily if you wanted. Don't let her control you."
"You think I want this? She's the fucking alpha, Adrianne! She can do whatever she wants. Even if none of us likes it."
"Don't let her break us apart." I placed my arms around his neck. He just looked down to the ground and grabbed my arms putting them back to my sides. He really wanted nothing do with me? Now I am the one begging for him to love me back.
"Ir's already done." He said. I felt tears come to my eyes. I just don't understand how after such a short time after we decided we were mates, how could I be so deeply in love with him that it makes my heart hurts?
As tears escaped my eyes, he looked away. "Okay. Okay. You want to hear me say it?! I love you! Okay! There. I said it! Now please don't do this." I said placing my hand on his cheek. His eyes turned dark for half a second. He stared into my eyes and then after a while, he placed his lips against my forehead. I closed my eyes. "Go find another mate." He whispered. My eyes snapped open and looked at him. He slowly turned and walked away from me. I felt myself about to break down. My heart was broken. Eric was my first love and yeah, it felt stupid to love some one so deeply, so fast but I couldn't help the way I feel. Werewolves fall in love fast.
But suddenly, my tears didn't come down because of sadness and heartbreak. It was because of anger. I dropped to my knees and growled. I felt my body burn and sting and the familiar ripping sound of my skin filled my ears. My growls got lower covering my screams of pain as my fur sprouted from within me. Lana was dead fucking meat.