"You're going to get into trouble!" Exclaimed Kaena's little
sister, Nira. Kaena loved to bend the rules when it came to
obeying their parents. Nira was standing on a hay stack in the
backyard of their cottage; Kaena was on a tree ready to go on one
of her many missions of the Poya forest. "I won't, plus mamma and
papa are out hunting for most of the day in a complete different
location of the forest. They won't know anything!" She shouted
back at Nira. "But!..."
Kaena was gone before Nira could complete her sentence. "What
next?" She thought with a frown on her face. Kaena on the other
hand swung from thin branches and ran along the thick ones. She
screamed with delight knowing that no one can hear from this far
into the forest. They could probably only hear the werewolves
when there is a full moon first full moon every five months. She
looked below the tree she was standing on and saw a huge lake
underneath. "One, two three!" she thought, at the end of
three, she jumped.
She felt like a bird falling from the sky. Her hair blew behind
her ears, arms outstretched in front of her she started her
decent for the water below her. There was hardly a splash when
she hit the water. Water hugged her body, surrounding her like a
big blanket. Underwater, little fish darted away from her. Slowly
she rose to the surface, she gasped as she broke it. From behind
her she heard a splash. Kaena looked around and a shiver ran down
her entire body forgetting that the water she was treading was
warm. Kaena looked to where the sound came from and as she did a
head popped up……
It was a boy, roughly around Kaena's age. 16 years old. His gold
vampire eyes shone with wonder as he looked straight at her. The
villages that were of vampires around the Poya forest are
completely different to the others from around the world. The
vampires of the Poya forest are able to go out in the sun, and
are not allergic to garlic, the only thing we are allergic to is
copper, and we cannot die when someone stabs us in the heart. It
is virtually impossible to that, but the only way is to use
copper pointed arrows, spears or copper bullets and to hit us
preferably in the neck. They only have enough for the army but
some families have made some illegally for themselves. The boy
looked straight at Kaena, his black hair sticking to his head.
Out of the blue he swam towards her, she felt uneasy, but the boy
didn't seem dangerous. "Hi I'm Kiros." He announced. Kaena got to
see what he really looked like. He was very handsome with his
bright gold eyes and pale skin, and his black hair that was as
dark as night that touched his eyes and went to the base of his
neck. How come she didn't recognise him though?
As if reading her thoughts, that no teenage vampire could do,
which was quite weird for Kaena, he said; "My family and I just
moved here this afternoon. We just came from the Mopa village."
The Mopa village was a neighbour to the Poya's . Kaena only
realised it now. She looked at his beige lips. There was a
silence between them and it was growing awkward. "H-hi" She
"I'm Kaena" she introduced herself.
"Why did you leave Mopa?" she asked. At that question Kiros
looked away. Only then did she notice that he wasn't wearing
shirt. Water droplets fell down on to his shoulders and hit the
water gently making small ripples. People didn't ever leave their
villages, they weren't allowed to, and once you are born there
you stay for the rest of your life.
"We were forced out; my father won't tell us why though." Kiros
"Oh I'm sorry." Kaena replied. After that they had very easy
"I've been doing my own thing for most of my life." They both
said coincidently. Kaena and Kiros looked at each other and threw
back their heads dissolving laughter. They both knew they became
friends that instant. They departed amongst the trees and said
their goodbyes making sure that they will see each other in the
When Kaena reached the tree closest to her house she saw two
figures, both very tall. She knew at once that they were her
parents. They stood very still, like a tree, not moving one bit.
You could honestly think they were sleeping standing up, except
that their hands were one their hips and looking very serious.
"Why are they home? They said they were going to be gone the
whole day." Kaena thought glumly. She hopped down from the
base of the tree and walked to where her two very angry mamma and
papa were standing.
"How could you do that? You know you are not allowed to go out
into the forest, you disobeyed us again!" Papa yelled at Kaena.
Papa looked down at his daughter; he grabbed the table next to
him and threw it up in the air, landing with a loud thump in
wooden pieces all over the floor. "There goes another table, but
don't think that I'm not mad at you young lady." Mamma warned
"That's it! From now on you are not to ever, EVER, go back there
again, it's dangerous out there sweetheart, it is." Said papa
softening down his temper. She nodded solemnly and walked to her
room. But a soft smile played along her lips, and she whispered.
"At least I know what it feels like to be fully alive." And
closed her bedroom door.