woke up two hours later. Nathan was standing over me. I swear he
was crying. I stood up nearly knocked off my feet by the speed. I
fell backwards but Nathan caught me.
"What happened?" I asked.
closed his eyes and sighed.
"You were stupid. You changed yourself too.
For me. The only thing I don't understand is why."
He opened his eyes. They had changed from that gorgeous chocolate
brown to a sharp piercing red. I gasped.
"I... Well... I love you."
Is what I should have said but I was cut off by a loud crashing
noise. Me and Nathan looked over to where the sound had come
from. The vampire had a sword and was swinging it at some
"Take that you metal fiends!"
I laughed. But Nathan just stood there looking at him. He sighed
again and looked back at me.
"This is all my fault. God this is all my
Nathan was angry again. I didn't like seeing him angry. I
remembered when he had run up to the vampire trying to fight him
off. I shivered.
"Nathan. No it's not your fault. Its
loony-tune's fault over there."
"Yes but look at us Isabelle. We are shit
sucking vampires. The one thing we have been fighting for half
vampire flit over to us.
see you have adjusted. Oh and by the way, dear, just because I
fight some bins doesn't make me a 'loony-tune'."
laughed. I laughed too, but Nathan had turned and started to walk
"Nathan!" I shouted.
didn't turn back. I noticed something glinting in his hand. A
knife. He stopped where he was and fell down onto his
"NATHAN NO!" I shouted flitting towards
was too late. He had driven the knife right through his heart. He
screamed out in pain but didn't move. He just sat there on his
knees staring at the wall ahead.
"Nathan?! Nathan can you hear me? Oh god
please say you're not dead,"
"I'm not dead," Nathan said.
blinked in surprise. He turned his head towards me. There were
tears in his eyes.
must have missed. I didn't want this. It's been four hours and I
Nathan was bleeding a lot but didn't seem to
know. It's going to be ok. We'll stay together."
"HOW DO YOU KNOW WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE OK
gasped. He'd never shouted at me like that before.
I didn't think so. Look I'm sorry but i'm going to need time to
relax and figure out what I'm going to do. Just leave me for a
couple of days. If I'm not back by next Monday then I've probably
shuddered. I didn't like the way he was handling this. I was
fine. Obviously choosing to be a vampire wasn't a mistake for
Nathan stood up. The blood on the floor
started to fade and so did the blood on his clothes. He walked
towards the vampire.
hate you for this. I want to kill you but I trust you to look
after her. Do not let her out of your site. If she ends up dead
because of you, just remember that I'll come and kill
Nathan looked back at me and walked towards
me. The vampire looked stunned but the corners of his mouth
pulled up into a smile. Then all of a sudden Nathan kissed me. It
was full of passion.
"I'm sorry Isabelle. This is all too much for
me. Be careful and I'll be back soon."
With that Nathan took off. I stood there
looking like a lemon. I didn't have any other choice. I just
hoped Nathan didn't go too far.
"Well that was very dramatic. Sort of
Shakespearian id say,"
The vampire walked over to me. I looked at him still amazed by
"Hang on. I still don't know your
was true he hadn't mentioned his name once in the past few
"Lucian darling. Best werewolf fighter of the
He bowed to me. Then took my hand and kissed it softly, again.
(What was it with vampires kissing your hand all of the time?)
Memories of the past two hours flashed back at me. It felt like
the way he had kissed my neck.
"Wait. Werewolves? I thought they were a
myth. Vampires are about the only thing I believe in,"
I was so confused. Now there were werewolves too? Wow Nathan
wasn't going to be happy.
then you have a lot to learn my dear. Yes werewolves are real but
so are fairies, trolls, witches and wizards. Of course we have
good and evil sides but most werewolves, wizards and witches are
evil. You might have heard that they are ever so nice in fairy
tales. I assure you my dear this is not a fairy tale,"
There was a flash of light in the sky. I looked up to see furry
dog shapes coming towards us.
shit," I said looking at Lucian.
"Yes. Shit coated in a load of