Chapter 18 : Stefan
I walked through the halls when I bumped into someone. It was someone I don't know the name of. The face looks familiar, but can't put a name on it. He had light golden curly hair with jade green eyes. He was nervous. He looked up at me and whispered an apology and slowly walked past me. This was not uncommon for me or Nick. We were held with high regard here. The other Fallen thought us the equivelent as Gabrial and Michael. Only unlike the angels under them we were feared more than loved. I don't mind it at all. And I know for sure that Nick doesn't. He enjoys being feared: makes him feel powerful.
"I guess even here they fear you." I looked ahead to see Reverie. She was wearing an orange spaghetti top with short gray shorts. Her hair was down and a few strands fell in her face while the rest outlined it.
"Do you not fear those who are stronger than you or hope to be stronger than?" My voice was even and uncaring as I spoke.
A smile played across her lips, "No, I'm not. Honstely I think those who are feared try to be so no one gets close to them. But I don't know you at all so I can't say the same thing about you." I stared at her not knowing what to say. "Have you seen Flora? She wasn't in our room when I woke up."
"I haven't seen her. Might want to ask Nick."
She nodded, "Suppose you haven't seen him either."
I shook my head, "Nick has seperate courters than I do."
She nodded and turned back in the direction she had just came from and walked away from me without another word. I watched for a few moment then continued down the hall trying to stay far behind her so she wouldn't think I was following her.
I soon caught up to Nick who was slashing his sword through dummies. I walked over to him and nearly got striked down with the lightening emitting from his sword. "Nick, calm down. What happened?"
He turned to me, his eyes were darker than normal, "I kissed her."
"Yes, Flora. I kissed her then claimed her as mine."
"You mean you......" I didn't want to finish the sentence.
"No. I told her she was mine. That no one else can have her."
"Ah. You are angry that she let Michael kiss and hug her while she has tried to escape and kill you."
"Why is it that I am so drawn to her? Even in my sleep I can't get her out of my head." He was pacing now. His sword still in his hand. "How do you control yourself?"
"I try to stay as far away from heras possible."
"Damnit! I can't do that! I never could! I've been drawn to that girl since they ran across us and we followed them from the warehouse."
I placed my hand on his shoulder, "I'm sorry."
He pushed me away, "I have to go to her."
"Nick, you can't. What if you fall in love with her?"
"I already have, Stefan. I fell in love with her a long time ago." I was shocked. Nick had never cared for anything or anyone. Once again I watched as he stalked off and stood by myself. I thought about telling Reverie that she belonged to me and stealing her away from Gabrial and keeping her from him or any other man that she might meet.