His hand rested on my left shoulder. His other hand wrapped around
the right side of my head, tilting it so that my neck was neatly
exposed. My blue eyes went wide with fear. His brown eyes shifted
from my face to my throat. His lips parted showing white fangs. I
shut my eyes for I knew what was going to happen. His fangs easily
pierced my throat. He drank greedily till I fell to my knees, weak
from blood loss. He fell with me, holding me close to his cold
body. His grip was tight around my sides making it hard to breath.
His hands on my back pressing me against him. My arms around his
neck for support. He drank from me like I was his first meal in
ages. I began to feel dizzy and tightened my grip. Unwillingly he
released me. His hold on me softened as if he was afraid he would
break me. He held me back looking at my pale face. The look on his
face was a look of worry.
"What, Thanatos? Are you afraid to finish me off?" I said in a
horse voice. A cold tear ran down my face. Betrayal! He betrayed
you! Betrayal! My heart screamed. He hurt you. Make him pay. Pay
for seducing you! Make him regret this. Betrayal! He didn't do
anything just stared at me like I was some helpless animal. I took
my arms from around his neck and started pounding on his stone hard
chest. "You just want me to suffer don't you?"
"No." he said in a dull voice as a small smile spread across his
It made me mad seeing the smile keep getting bigger and bigger till
it was near to a grin. Did he think this a game of torment? I went
to punch that smile off his face but his hand came up and grabbed
His smile finally became a grin. In one quick motion he stood us up
as he bends my wrist back. I heard a loud crack as a surge of pain
came running up arm. I sucked in a huge breath trying not to
scream. "It's okay to scream, no one will hear us here deep in the
forest." He bent my hand back more till it touched my wrist.
Was it supposed to be able to do that? I don't think so? Whatever
it can do it hurts. I couldn't hold it in any longer. Don't! Don't
scream! That's just what he wants! Don't satisfy him. Too late, I
thought. I opened my mouth and a blood curtailing scream was
released. I swear I scared any living creature that was with two
miles of us. When I was done I swore that there was a soft gleam of
victory in his eyes.
Right then and there something clicked. I no longer could feel the
pain. I was no longer fighting for breath, fighting the erg to pass
out. It was like I just awoken from very deep slumber. M sight
seemed so clear; I could hear and smell everything. At first I was
excited but then became very scared and confused. What was
happening? What would happen next? Will I become what he is? With
my good hand I pushed off him with incredible strength. I looked at
him scared. "What did you do to me?"
His face looked grim and slightly confused. "I did not know it
would happen so quickly."
"What did you do to me?" I asked louder with panic.
He sighed. "You are going to have to come with us."
Us? Us who? Who else was there? I looked around the small clearing.
Dark figures came out of the woods like shadows. They wore long
black coats opened with black gloves, shirt, pants and sky masks.
All boys by the looks of their chests. There were about five or six
of them. Most of them had evil grins showing fangs.
I didn't know what to do. As soon as they came close I started
punching out trying to hit nerve spots. I managed to hit a few but
it seemed to do nothing. They grabbed my arms and legs, lifting me
in the air with my back facing the ground. One of them pinched my
butt. They all laughed when I flinched.
They bound my hands together and blind folded me as they slumped my
tired body over one of their shoulders. It was a long hick trough
the forest before I finally herd car starting. They stood me up and
took off the blind fold. Throwing me in a secret compartment in the
back of a van. I bumped around as we drove down the dirt road. A
wile after getting on the tar road, tired I fell asleep.
When I woke I found myself on a bed in a nice room decorated in all
red. I looked down at my hand to find it was all bandaged up. I
stood and walked around to the foot of the bed to a chest labeled
clothes. Inside lay three school uniforms. I knew they were a
school uniforms because on the shirt in the top right was a
stitching that said V.P.S high school. The shirt was red with a
black collar. The skirt was black and went down to the knees. I put
on one of the uniforms and went to the mirror over a dresser to
look at myself. On the dresser was a piece of paper labeled rules.
Listed were: 1.No messing with the school uniform. 2. You must
listen to your superiors 3. There will be no sexual harassment of
any kind 3. No one is permitted to leave the school grounds 4. You
must have a pass saying where you are going during class hours and
during lights out 5.Long hair for girls must be braided.
I put the paper down a started braiding my blue dyed hair. I didn't
know what else to do. I opened the dresser drawers to find them
empty but for a small sticky note saying 'This dresser is for extra
clothes of your belonging' Nice I don't always have to wear the
I looked over at the door as a head stuck in. "Come in." I said
wondering if I had heard her knock or not. She was a petite girls
with long brown hair braided, of course.
She skipped into the room a large smile on her pretty face.
"Hello," She was way too peppy "I am Eliza, the school president.
What's your name?" She held out her hand.
"I am Artemis. My care taker gave me the name after the Greek
goddess of the hunt." With my good hand I grasped hers. "May I ask
where I am?"
"We are at the V.P.S. High School. V.P.S. stands for Vampire
"I know about the High school but I want to know where the school
is." I gave her a bored look.
She looked confused. "How do you know about the school? No one
knows of it unless you are brought or..."
"Born here." I finished her sentence. "I was born here but at a
young age my mother ran away with me. Growing up she told me of
this place and how badly it treated her. Just a few years ago they
found us. My mother told me to run and never look back. I ran for
days without stopping finally when I came to a small town I moved
into their motel and enrolled in their school. I worked for my
room. The people were nice and would bring me there left over's of
food." She sat on the bed listening intently. "After a year they
came to that town. I was lucky that the people helped hide me. They
stayed for a few days hoping I would come out of hiding. Three
weeks went by." I looked at her and held up three fingers. "Three
weeks. I thought I would never get out of that dark closet. But
that wasn't the worst of it." I looked away shame faced "By the
time I came out. They were dead. They all were dead. Drained or
blood and life." I shivered. "It reeked of their corpses. On one of
the bodies lay a note. It said 'Come to the edge of town by the
river or else the rest of the people will have the same fate.'"
The girl leaned in. "Well, did you?
I shook my head. "No. My mother's voice echoed in my head 'Run and
never look back.' To another town I ran to but this one was larger.
This time I stayed in the woods. I enrolled in their school. This
time though I did not make any friends till I thought it was safe.
After a while I had made good friends I even got a boy friend." My
face turned stone cold serious. "But that was a huge mistake. At
first I was in love, but then he began to seem nervous. I got
suspicious and did some research from the school network. His file
was much like mine. It did not say where he came from or who his
parents where. Just that he was in this school nothing else." My
face turned grave. "One night we snuck out, like we had done many
times before, but he took me very far in. He said he had a surprise
for me. I put all my trust in him that night. But it was a trap and
now I am here the next day."
She looked at me confused. "Why did you tell me this?"
I gave her a small smile. "We were once best friends, Eliza. I am
surprised you don't remember me."