I walk very quickly in the
dark alleyway. This place still creeps the hell out of me. It is
so dark I can barely see a thing. Why did I stay late at the
library again? Oh yah, that's right, my stupid English partner
Alison did do anything that she was supposed to so I had to do
it. I could almost hear her stupid little excuses. "Sorry
Angela, I just did have the time to do it. It's not my fault I'm
busy." God I hate her so much. Why did our stupid teacher
have to pair me up with the stupidest, slutiest, god
"Hey Angel wait up!" the
sudden voice behind me almost made me jump out of my skin. I
leaned against the alley wall and tried to slow my heart rate as
my boyfriend, Sanders, came up behind me. I closed my
"A little warning would be
nice." I said as he came and leaned on the wall beside me. "You
know I hate having to walk through this place in the dark. Next
time you purposely scare me like that I swear to god." He laughed
and put his arm around my waist.
"Sorry, it's just so easy to
I scowled at him, "yah, it's
also just so easy to get rid of you."
He rolled his eyes, "sounds
like someone had a bad day." I sighed and nodded my head.
"You want to talk about it?" I
shook my head, venting to my 'already in enough trouble'
boyfriend wouldn't help things. I got up off the wall and looked
at my boyfriend. He wasn't much for the brains part of things but
he's definitely a looker. Actually he looked kind of pale right
"Hey, are you feeling okay?
You look kind of pale." He pursed his lips.
"Yah, I'm just a little
creeped out too. Let's get out of here." He started dragging me
away, glancing over his shoulder every now and again. When we got
to my house he turned to face me.
"I have to go," he said, "but
I'll see you soon, okay?" I nodded and he gave me a quick kiss. I
turned to unlock my door, and when I blinked he was gone.
Okay, I thought to
myself, that was kind of weird. I walked up the stairs to
my room and changed into my pajamas. As I slept the same thing
kept popping up in my dreams: What was he keeping from me? I know
something is wrong. It was a restless sleep that night and in the
morning I was just barely able to force myself to sit up. I
yawned, enormously, once or twice and went to get dressed.
School sucked like I new it
would. Alison forgot to do her part of our essay on 'And Then
There Were None' by Agatha Christie, and I had to spend my entire
lunch period writing it. What really caught my attention was that
Sanders wasn't at school. When I got home the usual routine came
along. Mom asked me how my day was, I said it was fine, and I
walked up stairs to do my homework. Before I did my homework I
decided to call Sanders and see if he was okay.
"Hello?" said a cheerful voice
on the other line.
"Hey, Mrs. Maggoty, is Sanders
"No dear I thought he was at
your house." That was strange.
"But he wasn't even at school
today." There was a long pause.
"Oh, dear, this is not good.
He must have gotten lost in the woods again."
"Here, I'll go look for him. I
know those woods inside and out." I hung up the phone before she
could answer. I ran downstairs and grabbed my coat yelling, "Mom,
I'm going out!" I raced out the door.
When I got into the woods I
stopped and glanced at my watch. It was 9:00 and it was already
getting dark. Maybe I should just go home, come back tomorrow,
when it's lighter out. No, I can't be such a chicken. I walked
onto the dirty path and hoped to god I would find Sanders.
I walked and walked until I
heard something behind me. I gasped and turned around, there was
nothing there. My imagination must be going wild; my fear of any
dark, closed, space made things that much worse. I heard
something from behind me again. I turned to face my original
direction. Again, there was nothing. I suddenly heard things from
all directions, like someone was circling around me, so fast I
couldn't see them.
I started running, looking for
a way out, but I only found myself going further into the woods.
Looking around as I went, seeing nothing but the black outline of
trees, the shadows dancing in the wind like monsters moving from
side to side. I suddenly crashed into something, someone.
It wasn't Sanders.
He was smiling, his voice a
sound of perfect desire that ran chills up my spine.
"Well, look here, I found a
snack." He grabbed my arm and I winced as his strong hands
embraced me. "You should know better than to come in the woods
after dark." He bent his head down to my neck and I held my
breath. What the hell was this guy doing?
I felt his perfectly straight
teeth at my neck. I closed my eyes as I felt the stab of pain and
the heat of my pulsing through the wound in my throat. I suddenly
felt his body being ripped off me and I was shoved back onto the
ground. I opened my eyes and stared in horror as someone took a
twisted, bulky, blade and stabbed it through his chest. I started
hyperventilating as he turned to face me.
My scream was glass
shattering. Or at least it was before Sanders came and put his
blood covered hand over my mouth, so fast I didn't even see him.
He put his arm around me and tried to hold me still. I struggled
furiously to get out of his grasp, but he was just too strong and
soon my anger and fear transformed itself into tears. I broke
down crying, in shock. My boyfriend just killed someone, someone
who was still lying dead on the ground in front of me.
As soon as Sanders realized
that I was done trying to get away he released my mouth and held
"Angela, listen to me." I
shook my head, still crying my eyes out.
"You killed someone, how could
you. How did you move so fast? What are you?!"
I shoved his hands away and
tried to get up, but he caught my wrist and slammed me back onto
the ground. I hit my head on a tree. I gasped as the new pain
"Angel, you will listen to me!
If you don't I'll have to kill you too." I stopped breathing,
stopped crying, I stopped everything.
"Now, are you calm enough for
me to let go of you?" I nodded. "And you wont run away?" I nodded
again. He let me go and I moved away, I didn't move away enough
so that he'd think I was going to try and run.
"Good, now, take a look at me
Angel, look at what I am." He moved his head to the side so that
I could see two small holes in the side of his neck. My eyes
widened and I started hyperventilating again.
No… he can't be… it's not
possible… I jumped up and pressed my back against a tree.
Sanders reached his hand out for me to take and sit back down
with him. I shook my head quickly, saying no and trying to clear
my head. He started to get up, that's when I couldn't take it
I started running, running as
fast as I could, and yet Sanders was in front of me. I ran right
into him and he grabbed the tops of my arms so tight it hurt. He
looked straight into my eyes.
"Angela, just say it! Say what
Shook my head and closed my
eyes shut. "No, no it's not true! You don't exist!"
"I know you know it just say
I held my breath. "No." I
whispered, "No, there's no such thing. You say what you are. I
don't believe it!"
He shook me hard, "I'm a
vampire! You know it's true I see it in your eyes!" he let me go.
"It is true just, say it!"
I turned back running and
screaming at the same time. I had to tell somebody, but who could
I tell? As I ran I again didn't see Sanders. I ran right into him
and something pierced my chest. Sanders pulled the bloody, twisted, blade
from my heart.
I leaned on him, gasping for
air, trying to breathe through the blood rushing into my mouth.
My vision started to fade, but I could still see the tears in
"I'm so sorry Angel. Angela
I'm so sorry. You will always be my fallen angel. I had to stop
you from telling anyone I'm so sorry." Those were the last words
I ever heard.
But my last thought was:
Sanders how could you? And with that I slowly die.