Author's Note: The next chapter isn't going to be so pretty. Something bad is going to happen to Adrianne. I didn't excatly plan for this part when I first wrote the story but as the story progressed........I got a whole new plan for it. Thanx for reading this story guys. Not sure how many chapters there are going to be. But enjoy this.
Chapter 8: It's Todd's world
"What?" I asked. "A hybrid. A werewolf/vampire hybrid." The vampire said. "A what?" I was beyond confused and scared to death. "You need to stay away from this guy." I ran my fingers through my hair. I didn't know rather or not I should tell Eric and the rest of the wolf pack.
Todd was a vampire and a werewolf.
How the hell was that even possible? "You need to get as far away from him as possible. Do you understand?"
"Yeah. Yeah I do but what if he doesn't let me leave?"
"Then I don't know what to tell you because it's hardly my problem."
"But still. I mean if he's a hybrid, wouldn't he have control over both vampires and wolves?" He thought for a second. "You're rather smart for a dog." He said as he began to pace.
"What is this guy's name?" He asked.
"Todd King." I answered. His eyes grew wide. It looked like he was about to cry for a second. "Todd?" He asked. I nodded. He had a look on his face as if he was about to pass out but that wasn't possible for vampires. "Do you know him?" I asked.
He looked like he was in pain. "Todd........King is my......dad." He whispered.
"What?" I asked.
"That fucker is my dad." He growled. I never saw someone so angry.
"Wait, then why aren't you part.....werewolf?" He shrugged. "I don't know. I just never gotten the trait and neither has my sister or brother."
"So what do we do?" I asked. He thought for a second. "Well...maybe if he serves his purpose here then he'll leave. I doubt if your pack and my coven can kill him. I heard that werepire hybrids are more powerful than at least forty wolves and fifty vamps put together."
"Werepire?" I asked.
"Ignore the name and be serious. This is a serious matter."
"I know but I just don't know what to do." The vampire sighed and leaned against a tree. "Well should I pretend like I don't know anything until we know what to do?" I asked. The vampire slowly nodded.
"Or you can get the hell out of there. But either way is the smartest. Just don't piss him off." I nodded. "I won't."
He looked down to the ground. "What exactly does he want?" He asked to himself. Yeah. What did Todd want from my wolf pack? Or was it me that he wanted something from? Or Lana?
"Okay, so you should meet me back here tomorrow night around midnight. We'll form a plan but make sure until then that you don't know shit about what he is." I nodded.
"Okay." I said. He nodded once. "By the way, My name is Aeryn." He said.
"Adrianne." I said. He smiled slightly but in a way it was fake. He didn't like working side by side with a werewolf and I felt the same but Todd is a danger to both wolves and vampires.
"I'll be here around midnight." I said. Aeryn nodded once. I turned and instantly phased back not giving a shit if I tore my clothing. I can't think about it. Todd can read my thoughts. I have to think about anything but that. As I ran through the trees with fast speed, I got back to the main pack area where everyone was acting tense. My eyebrows pulled together. What was going on? My mother came over to me along with Eric.
Eric looked angry. Almost like he was ready to shift but trying his hardest to keep the process down.
"What's going on?" I asked. My mother bit her lip. I looked to Eric he looked heated. "Tell me." I whispered.
"Todd is alpha of the pack now." He said. My eyes grew wide with fear. "What?!" I asked. Eric nodded. Why would Lana give up her title for Tod?
'He probably charmed her and convinced her to let him have her title.' Eric said telepathically. I shook my head. That explanation isn't good enough. I walked pass Eric and my mother and tried to sniff out Lana's scent. When I smelled the familiar scent of coconuts and vanilla, I followed it.
I spotted Lana sitting on a chair watching the wolf pack. She didn't look angry, she looked........high. "Lana?" I asked. She slowly looked up at me. "How could you give a postion like that up? And for a guy you barely know?"
"I love Todd." She said standing up face to face with me."
"How? You don't even know him! He could easily be evil!" I yelled.
"Can I?" Said a deep voice. I looked over to see him coming out from behind a tree. "It's rude to make assumptions about someone before you know everything them, Dri." He smiled. I swallowed. My throat felt dry and I felt nervous.
"I wasn't making assumptions. I was just saying......"
"Saying what exactly?" He asked. I bit my lip afraid to say another word.
"Well, if you have nothing to say, I suggest you keep your mouth shut." He said as he forced Lana out of her seat and they disapeared into her small house.
"What was that about?" Eric asked as he came near me. I looked at him in disbelief. "You know you heard the conversation even from all the way over there." He sighed and placed an arm around my waist. "I have to talk to you later, not here." I said. He nodded and kissed my forehead before walking away. I looked after him for a second before turning my head back to Lana's cottage. What the hell was happening?
It was two in the morning and I still haven't told Eric about Todd. It was impossible. Because if he finds out everything, he's going to charge in his family's house, try to fight Todd and Todd just might end up killing him. I couldn't risk that.
Eric turned the shower off and I heard him step onto the tile floor. I was sitting against the headboard of my bed and looked at him as he came into the room with a towel wrapped around his waist.
He dried himself off and threw the towel onto a chair and climbed into bed with me. He began to kiss me and when he noticed I wasn't kissing back, he pulled back and looked at me. "What's wrong?" He asked. I closed my eyes and shook my head.
"'Nothing." I responded. He slightly smiled and began kissing me again. I kissed him back this time to show him there was really nothing wrong. He pulled me on top of him. He placed his hands on my thighs and through my hair. I just stopped. I couldn't do this. I got off of him and he looked at me, confused. "Did I do something to piss you off?" He asked. I shook my head.
"No. I'm just tired." I said.
"You want me to hold you until you fall asleep? I have to get back home soon anyway." I smiled at him. "Yeah, hold me until I fall asleep." I said. He laid down and pulled me into his arms. My head was under his chin and my leg was over his. I closed my eys. I loved the feeling of his body against mine. "I love you." He whispered. I smiled.
"I love you too." And I was off to sleep.
When I woke up, the sun was rising and I was in my bed alone. It made kind of upset that I didn't wake up in Eric's arms but I got over it and got up. I got on a pair of shorts and a tanktop and went into the kitchen where Kevin was sitting eating a bag of chips.
"Can you not eat all my food? You've got a house too."
"Yeah but mom is there with you-know-who and I am not going home if they're doing what I think they're doing. Fuck that."
I rolled my eyes and got out the ingrediants to make a sandwich. "Did you go out for a run this morning?" I asked putting a slice of ham on the bread.
"Yeah, with that Todd guy. He's faster than any other wolf I've ever seen." I turned to him. What was Todd up to? Was he trying to get close to my brother only to manipulate him? Or am I being paranoid?
"Kevin, you have to promise me that you'll stay away from him." I said. His eyebrows pulled together. "Why?"
"Because I said so."
"Last time I checked, I was older."
"Only by two years. It's not that big of a difference. But seriously, promise me Kevin." He sighed and nodded while looking down at the floor. I turned back, made my sandwich and sat down at the table across from Kevin.
After I was done eating, I took a shower, threw on a pair of clothes and went outside. I heard yelling coming from Lana and Eric's house so I ran as fast as I can. When I got there, Eric and Todd were yelling at eachother. What the hell is going on? I ran and placed myself between them too. "What's the problem?" I asked. Eric looked mad. His eyes were that emerald color they always turned when he was in wolf form. And Todd's eyes were white.
"Tell your boyfriend to get the fuck out of my face." Todd growled. I looked to Eric who glared at Todd.
"He put his hands on my sister. I'm going to kill him." Eric retorted.
"I'd like to see you try you fucking prick."
"Stop it!" I yelled. They were both quiet and glaring at eachother. Lana slowly walked towards us and I can see a mark on her neck. I squinted my eyes. Don't think. Don't think. He can hear my thoughts. I couldn't make assumptions about the marks. Not yet any way. Without warning, Eric managed to reach over and punch Todd in his jaw.
Todd touched his jaw and it was red but changed back to his original skin color. "Okay. Okay. You'll see, Eric. I'm going to hurt you in a way you never imagined." Todd said.
"Lana, come with me." He demanded as he walked away from us and grabbed Lana's arm. She winced in pain as he pulled her away.
I looked back at Eric who's fist were balled up at his sides. "He's doing something bad to her. Lana doesn't take shit from anyone and now all of a sudden, this asshole took her postion and is taking control over her."
"No. He has to go. I'm sick of him. I want him gone. Now."
"He will be.....soon. Just give it some time." Eric's eyes turned back to normal. He let out a low sigh and he unballed his fist. He took a deep breath.
"What do you mean give it some time?" He asked. I was hoping he wouldn't ask that. I reached up and gave him a kiss to distract him and luckily, it did.
I loved the taste of Adrianne's lips. It was sweet and intoxicating. To me, she smelled like bananas, hazelnut, and freesias.
Whenever I kissed her, it blocked everything else out. All my problems. Everything bad that's happened. It clouded my thoughts. The bad ones and the good ones. I guess that's how it is when you're with your mate. She curved her fingers into my hair and I pulled her tight against my body. I needed to feel all of her.
She pulled away from me and looked down at the ground. "What's wrong?" I asked. She shook her head. Something was wrong. I could feel it. I had to get into her head.
'Don't think about it. Don't think about it. Don't think about.'
"What are you hiding from me, Adrianne?"
"Nothing." She said.
"Okay." I said nodding casually. She narrowed her eyes as she looked at me. She knew what I was up to. I bent down and picked her up and flung her over my shoulder.
"What are you doing?!" She screamed. I just smiled as I started to run towards her cottage. She was hitting my back as I got the door open.
Kevin wasn't here which surprised me. I closed the door and took her to the bedroom. I closed the door and threw her onto the bed. She looked up at me angry. I pinned her hands to the bed and stared down at her. "What are you hiding from me?" I asked again. She shook her head. "Nothing." She whispered. I leaned down and began to nibble on her neck. She moaned and giggled at the same time.
I stopped and pulled back to look at her. "Tell me." I breathed. She shook her head. I leaned back down and licked her bottom lip. She tasted sweet like candy. We kissed each other agressively and my grip on her wrists had tighten.
"Eric....fuck me." She said against my lips.
"Tell me what's been on your mind and I'll fuck you day and night if you want." She frowned and turned her head to the right looking out of the window.
"I can't." She whispered.
"Why can't you?" She looked back at me. "It's not important. Can we just continue the whole foreplay thing?"
"If something is bothering you-"
"Nothing! Nothing is bothering me for the last damn time!Now can you just shut up and fuck me?" It's amazing how quick she can piss me off.
I got off of her. "Why don't you just go fuck yourself?" I asked. I opened the door and slammed it shut.
I sighed and got up. I made Eric mad and him being mad made me mad. I wanted to tell him so bad about everything. But Aeryn said not to tell anyone. We had to keep it a secret until we find out what we can do about it. If only we knew the reason Todd was here in the first place.
When it was ten o clock, I was laying in my bed, naked. I missed Eric and I wanted him here with me. To hold me. To make love to me. To do anything but be mad at me. I soon fell asleep.
I was in the state where I was half sleep but half woke.
I had my eyes closed and was halfway through a dream but I was also aware of the things around me. I slowly heard my door open. My eyes opened. I was facing away from the door. I smiled. I knew Eric would come back. When I turned, it was Todd standing there by my bed completely naked smiling down at me. I gasped and sat up. I was naked in my bed and Todd was naked right here next to me.
"Todd. What are you doing here?" I asked. My voice trembled. "I want something from you, Adrianne. And I 'm going to get it." He said. My eyes grew wide from fear.
"Wh-what do you want?" I asked.
His smile disappeared. "I want a child."