The freezing cold weather was getting to me as I hiked up a
mountain. I looked towards the moon, the moon light shone on to
the ground in front of my feet. Suddenly, a fist smacked into the
side of my face. I staggered back trying to get my balance. I
slipped and landed on my back in the wet dirt of the mountain. I
got up just in time to take a kick to the gut. I clutched my gut
as I bent over. I knew he was going to find me one day. As I
grabbed my seraph blade out of my thigh strap I shouted
"Gabriel". Light blazed from the blade. The devil's spawn blocked
his eyes from the light. The light got so intense I had to look
away. He suddenly kicked the seraph blade out of my hand.
My head was thrown against a solid rock. I reached for my dagger-
which I had stashed in my belt-, my hand slipped against the cold
metal. The devil's spawn put a bone crushing force on my throat;
he was cutting off my air supply.
"Where's the ware house?" Spat the devil's spawn. I tried to
wriggle out of his grip as he spoke. He put more pressure on my
throat. "I don't know" I managed to choke out. I bought my knee
up in between his legs - where it counted most. He released his
grip on my neck. He moaned in agony as I rolled onto my knees. I
reached for my dagger. With a swift flick of my wrist - I hit his
throat. Blood squirted across my face. "Now, that's what I call
skill." I said to myself. I looked up; the sun was coming through
the tree tops. Red and yellow rays were shooting into the ground.
Time for school. I thought.
I stuck my key into my apartment's key hole. I turned it, it
wouldn't budge. I jimmied it for a few seconds, I heard it click.
As I sighed in relief I walked in the apartment and shut the door
closed with my foot. The green walls were peeling away. Home
bitter home, I thought. I walked in to my ensuite; I pulled my
hair back into a tight brown ponytail. I looked into the mirror.
Blood was still dripping onto my pale blue tank top staining it
scarlet. Grabbing the sink handle I twisted it, I washed my face
clean of the devil spawn's blood.
I peeled off my tank top and my jeans leaving them in a heap at
the end of my bed. As I pulled out a bright pink jacket, a pale
blue tank top, a pair of dark blue denim shorts and a pair of
pale green shoes.
After I was dressed, I got into my worn out truck and drove to my
high school. I parked my car in the nearest spot to the open
forest near the school grounds. I sighed and pulled my truck to a
stop; I stepped out of the truck and slipped on the ice. "Stupid
ice grr." I said as I lifted myself off the ground. People where
laughing at me. I shoved my hands in my jacket pockets angrily.
I sped along the car park. The car park was already full of
Lara Collin's BMW moved towards me, she beeped the horn
furiously. I stuck my finger up at her. She parked the car. She
opened her door and stood out like a princess. All the guys were
staring. Her skirt was 5 inches shorter than it should be.
'Eww, Kirsten Flory, you're looking ... Ugly as ever.' She
'Lara just because you need us to stoop as low as you are
doesn't mean were going to.' I spat. Lara let out a huge sigh.
She turned to her car and suddenly swinging her fist around to
hit my face, I braced myself for the impact. I opened my eyes
after a few seconds of just standing there. I saw a man, he
looked like a student.
He wore faded Levi's and a tight white t-shirt, I looked at his
chest; the defined muscles that showed were absolutely
breath-taking. 'Hey, you might want to watch what you say,
beautiful.' He said. I glanced up at his face; Aviator glasses
covered his eyes, his jaw line strong and define. Urging to
stroke my hand across his smooth cheek, I lifted my hand. Then
realizing what I was doing, I put my hand back down at my side,
snapping back into reality.
"Did you just call me Beautiful?" I said, surprised.
"I don't like it" I hesitated. It didn't sound as convincing as I
would have liked but it would have to do. I silently prayed that
he wouldn't notice.
"Then it stays, Beautiful" He added, 'The names Sebastian.'
'How unfortunate' I spat. I turned to walk away. Someone had
hooked their hand around my elbow jerking me back. Sebastian
moved so close to me I felt his chest rising and falling against
the gentle breaths he took. His lips brushed my ear. A tingly
feeling shot through my body.
'Look, if you ever want to talk I'm here, call me.' Whispered
Sebastian as he slid something into the pocket of my jeans his
fingers spread in my pocket. I felt an electric current run
through my body. I shivered. No guys touch had ever made me
shiver, it was a good shiver I think…He turned on his heel,
winking at me. I felt a hand on my shoulder, I jumped, I grabbed
the persons hand and spun around, twisting their wrist. 'OUCH!'
'Oh my god, I…I thought ...you were… Sebastian.' I stuttered,
'Who's Sebastian? , wait never mind that, but guess what.' said
Mandy. I heard the excitement in her voice.
'Mandy, I've had a rough morning can you just tell me?'
'Fine, Well I got accepted to Columbia Uni.' Mandy said jumping
and clapping her hands cheerfully. I glanced over my shoulder to
see if Sebastian was still there. But he wasn't, he disappeared.
'That's good' I mumbled. I started to walk to the corridor when
Mandy grabbed my back pack and pulled me back.
'What's wrong? You seem down.' Mandy said.
'I bumped into Lara Collin today, she went to hit me but I didn't
feel anything and I looked up and a guy was there instead. He
said Hey, you might want to watch what you say, beautiful.' I
said, I added 'And that guy is Sebastian.'
'Oh is that why you were like, I …I thought … you were…
Sebastian.' She mimicked. I nodded. 'This is good, you are gunna
have a boyfriend' Mandy yelled. I cupped my hand over her mouth.
'Shh.' I whispered. 'I don't want Lara knowing that I haven't had
a boyfriend'. She nodded in approval. I took my hand off her
mouth slowly. I put my arm to my side. I felt a tap on my
shoulder, expecting it was Mandy, I turned.
'I expected you to be on time Ms. Flory. As for you Ms. Simes
you have a lunch time detention for being late 4 days in a row.'
He pulled out a notebook and pen and scribbled; Ms. Simes lunch
time detention, I scoffed in disbelief when I saw Sebastian
sitting on one of the teachers Audi's bonnet. Mr. Clemet looked
as if he didn't even see Sebastian sitting there. Mr. Clemet
dropped a small pencil, Sebastian jumped off the bonnet and bent
over to pick it up. His t-shirt coming up, I saw every line that
defined his muscles, I saw two long scars running from His
kidney's , which I knew was the start of an upside down V. He was
gorgeous; I couldn't move my eyes away from his scars.
"No he can't be…." I whispered. He straightened up and saw me
looking at him; I could see his worried expression, he knew that
I just saw his scars. He turned to walk towards me but I walked
away before he could.
I had a million thoughts of kissing him; what it would feel like
with his strong lips. I couldn't hide it. I was falling for him
until I saw his scars. I thought something was off about him. But
this, can't be true. Could I be falling for the fallen?
I sighed as I thought about it. As I opened my locker, I put my
back pack in the back. Grabbing my Biology text book and my
exercise book. I walked into the classroom and sat down in my
seat next to Mandy.
'Alright, students we are having a new seating plan in action as
I know most of you are getting distracted with your partners.' He
glanced at me and Mandy. He added 'now everyone on the right side
move to the seat in front of you.'
There were feet shuffling and students moaning in disapproval.
Mandy moved next to Jordan Berf. I gave her a look that said; I'm
Sebastian had moved next to me by the time I turned. I jumped
and fell off my chair. Sebastian held out his hand to help me up.
I refused to touch him. I put my hands on the ground and pushed
myself up. I wiped the dirt off my bottom and back. 'No need to
fall for me.' He said in a cunning voice. He put his feet up on
"Just because you've already fallen" I mumbled. I wasn't sure if
he heard or not. I hoped he didn't.
'Now everyone get used to your new Biology partners, you will
have that partner for the rest of the year.' Mr. Cogs said.
I looked at Sebastian. He was still looking at me. I felt myself
go red in the cheeks. 'Can you stop staring, please?' I
whispered. He adjusted his feet and kept glaring at me. I sighed.
'Now for your first assignment, you and your partner will get to
know each other better by asking questions about their life.' The
class moaned. Sebastian didn't care, he chuckled at my reaction.
'Shut up, Sebastian.' I punched him playfully in the arm.
"You might not want to do that. People would think you're
flirting with me" He leaned in to whisper. He hooked his arm
around the back of my chair and pulled me closer. I could smell
the sweet mint in his breath. I tried to move away but he kept
his arm there.
"Why are you doing this?" I asked.
He didn't answer, he was staring at Jordan Berf. "Sebastian,
Don't stare at him." I giggled.
He looked at me. He smiled a smile that melted my insides.
"Sebastian you're….. Beautiful" I confessed "I mean your smile is
beautiful not…." I trailed off, I looked away I was blushing. His
lips brushed my jaw as I looked away. I turned scarlet.
"I know, I'm hard to resist. But I have a girlfriend" He
'Of course a guy like him would have a girlfriend.' I mumbled.
"What was that, beautiful? Speak up, Can't hear you" whne he
smiled my insides turned to liquid.
I stood up just as the bell rang; I brushed past Sebastian and
stormed out of the room. I stood at the door and waited for
Mandy. She walked straight past me. "Mandy!" I shouted as I
jogged to catch up to her. I tripped over someone's foot and went
down, my books slid across the floor.
I closed my eyes as I hit the floor. A hand came in front of my
face. A tattoo of an angel was on the face of the hand. I gripped
the hand and he pulled me up. I got an electric current through
me. There was only one guy who could do that. "Sebastian." I
whispered. I had just touched one of my mortal enemies. Sebastian
bent over to get my books, at the same time as I did. I picked up
my Biology text book and my folder, I stood up, just as Sebastian
did, my head collided with his. I fell to the ground with a
thump, I gasped. Sebastian stood there holding his head.
"Ouch!" Sebastian said. I couldn't help it; I burst out in
laughter clutching my head as I did. Sebastian grinned.
"Well, Kirsten Flory, your more fun then I intended you to be."
"Mmm, you're not so bad yourself I guess." I Smiled. Sebastian
slid my books into my arms. He held out his hand, I took it; he
hauled me up onto my feet. He put his hands on my hips to steady
me. "Thanks." I muttered. I couldn't let this happen. Not with
Sebastian. "I think I should go to my locker." I said and turned
away on my heel.
"Kirsten!" Sebastian shouted. I didn't turn, I put my head down
and ran straight into someone.
"Oh! I'm so sorry!" I said before I noticed it was Lara.
"So that guy, Sebastian is it?, his cute. I should go talk to
him." Lara said brushing past me.
I felt a twinge of envy. "She's gunna get Sebastian, not that I
care or-" I got cut off, Mandy had snuck up behind me by the time
I looked up. "CRAP! Mandy! What are you doing?, trying to give me
a heart attack?" I practically shouted. I heard someone chuckle,
I turned my head just in time to see Sebastian holding Lara's
hand. I scowled.
"Kirsten, back to Earth." She waved her hand in front of my face.
"Sorry Mandy." I mumbled. I turned around to face Mandy. Mandy
was looking at Sebastian and Lara as I were.
"Is that Sebastian?" She asked.
"Yeah, I don't believe it." I sighed. I walked down the corridor.
Mandy grabbed my jacket and pulled me back.
"Look, Sebastian's not worth it." She added, "For my girl
anyway," She winked. I grabbed her by the arm and tugged her
towards my locker. I put my books away and dawdled out of the
corridor into the courtyard.
After a few minutes of walking around, I led Mandy towards our
normal hangout spot. I stumbled over some tree roots. I lifted my
head, as I did I saw Mandy glaring at something, I followed her
gaze. I watched in disbelief. Lara and Sebastian were in the
corner making out.
"What the-"Mandy started to say, I cupped my hand over her
"Shut up" I whispered. I pulled my hand away from her mouth.
Sebastian looked over towards me. His eyes bulged; he pushed Lara
away, as if he was only just aware of what was happening. He got
to his feet and started to walk towards me.
"Sebastian, No, don't bother," I said as I turned.
"Kirsten it isn't what it looked like." He shouted. I turned to
"I'm pretty sure what I just saw explains it all, it doesn't
matter, Sebastian." I stormed off, leaving him staring after me
"I can't believe her, Sebastian was yours for the taking. But
that stupid anorexic pig." Mandy shouted. I sighed and opened the
door to the ladies toilets. Mandy stalked in after me. I reached
for the tap. Twisting it, I looked in the mirror. Quickly turning
my head, I couldn't stand the sight of myself. My eyes stung of
tears. The water was cold as I splashed it on to my face, washing
it clean. As I did this, I let all the tears flow down over my
cheeks. Even though I had only known him for not even a day, I
had begun to feel. And it hurt.
Mandy pulled me out of the ladies toilets after I finished
washing my face. "Look, don't get so worked up over Sebastian.
He's a player. And I don't want my girl being played" She
chuckled. I smiled as the bell went. I walked over to my locker
and grabbed my back pack.
"Mandy, I've got to get home, my mum is expecting me to call her"
"Is she still in New york?" She said.
"Well, yeah, Gary- Her boss-wanted her to stay for a couple of
weeks longer." I mumbled.
"Your mums seriously getting over worked." Mandy sighed. Tell me
about it , I thought.
"Well, see you later then," Mandy said as she walked away. I
stuck my key in the door, it didn't open. I felt a person behind
me. Turning around I found Sebastian.
"Here allow me" He said, taking the key from my hand. He turned
it, it clicked.
"Thanks, I guess" I muttered. I opened the door and sat in the
truck. Sebastian was still standing there, Key in hand. As I
stuck my hand out waiting for the keys; He just stood there
grinning. "Keys, now." I said firmly.
"Only if you let me drive you home and explain to you what
happened with Lara." He said with a challenging voice.
"Fine, get in." I said, sliding over to the passenger seat.
Sebastian was in the car by the time I buckled my seat belt. He
turned the key in the ignition. It screeched to a start.
"I think you need a new car" He chuckled.
"Oh shut up" I mummbled with a straight face. Rain was drizzling
on to the windscreen as we drove towards my apartment.
"Look, Kirsten, Lara came onto me. It wasn't my fault, I would
never hurt you like that, ever, I'm sorry" He said, he even
I turned to look at him. "I know" I added, "What you are."
A muscle in his jaw ticked at my words. He opened his mouth to
say something, and then thought better of it. We sat in silence
for a few moments. I was getting tired of the silence, I sighed.
Then he asked "What do you think I am then?" His voice barely a
"A fallen angel…" I whispered.
"What do you know about us?" He sounded scared.
"Well… you have to lose faith or become rebellious and the higher
monarchy in Heaven's system, clips their wings or they burn one
of your feathers and banish you to hell, an eternity of torture.
Lucifer for example, he was the morning star then he tried to
take over Heaven and got Cast down to Earth." I trailed off.
"But… how did you find out?" He said keeping his eyes on the road
with a fury I had never seen.
"I saw your scars…..I didn't want you to be one. I couldn't
believe it. Then I saw your tattoo." I said quietly. His grip on
the steering wheel tightened, his knuckles whitening.
"And your still here? I, I know what you are and you know what I
am, yet your still here, why is that?" He looked away from the
road and set his eyes on mine.
"I feel….a scary attraction to you…" I whispered. He grinned and
turned towards the road. The rain was coming down a lot harder.
He flicked on the windscreen wipers.
We rode in silence for the rest of the drive; we bounced into the
underground car park. He parked the car in the corner closest to
the elevator. I opened the door to get out; Sebastian stood there
and held out his hand, I took it as I hopped down. He laced his
fingers through mine and pushed me against the cement beam. He
grabbed my other wrist, placing the palm of his hand on mine; as
he laced his fingers through my other hand. I tried to untangle
our fingers. Sebastian had another idea. "Come on now, Kirsten.
Why do you keep trying to deny what's happening between us, you
need to stop letting your heart run from mine." He whispered into
my ear. His lips brushed my jaw.
"Sebastian, I've got to get home." I said unlacing my fingers. I
pushed him away and went to my truck and shut the door. I held my
hand out, waiting for the keys.
He dropped them into my palm. "Goodnight, Kirsten" He said
winking. He closed my fingers over them and kissed my knuckles
and without another word he turned on his heel and stalked out of
the car park.
"Goodnight!" I shouted after him. I pushed the button of the
elevator, the doors opened, I stepped inside and they closed
behind me. Pressing the floor 5 button the elevator grunted in
After I got out of the shower, I changed into my green tank top
and cloud covered pajama pants. I placed my seraph blade on my
bed side table. "Raziel" I whispered. The seraph blade shone for
a few minutes then settled. Stepping into my bed, I closed the
covers over myself. I was exhausted from the day, I thought about
how close I was to kissing him. I sighed and closed my eyes and
drifted off to sleep.
The flashing blue and pink neon signs hurt my eyes. I saw
Sebastian everywhere; I turned and saw him with Lara.
"Sebastian!" I tried to scream, I couldn't get my voice to be
heard. The music rung in my ears like a high pitched scream. I
tried to block it out. I turned and saw my mum with Lara's dad.
Dancing and kissing, suddenly the music got louder, the lights
got brighter. "MUM!!" I tried to scream, it didn't work like the
first time, my voice choked against the lump in my throat. I
tried to walk over there. But they got further and further away.
Sebastian walked towards me, he reached behind his back and
bought a dagger out, he raised the dagger above his head and
grinned; his eyes were as black as coal. Something wasn't good
about him. He plunged the dagger down aiming for my heart, I
screamed as it punctured my skin and he drove it deeper. The
black was crawling over me.
I woke up drenched in sweat, I walked to the bathroom, flicked
the switch. Light blazed through the room. Glancing in the mirror
I saw my face was scarlet red. I turned on the faucet; I splashed
hot water on my face. The water stung my skin. I scrubbed away at
my skin; I needed to scrub away the dream. There was only one
thing that I couldn't scrub away.
I grabbed a faded red towel. As I dried my face, I Suddenly
remembered the piece of paper he slid into my pocket, I dug
through my dirty washing and found the pair of jeans I wore
yesterday; I slid my hand into the pocket and clasped my hand
around the paper. I pulled it out. As I opened it I wondered what
could be on it. His number and name was printed on it.
I put the piece of paper on my fridge as I made some coffee. I
flicked the kettle on and pulled a chair out. It scrapped the
ground, leaving four black marks along my white tiles. Fiddling
with my fingers, the kettle popped, I stood up to make a coffee.
After I made my coffee, I sat down to drink it. The coffee smelt
fresh, I inhaled the aroma deeply. Before taking a sip, I blew on
it; I raised the mug to my mouth and took a mouthful. It scorched
my tongue, burning the whole way down.
I sat the mug down on the table. As I stood up, I hit the table
and knocked my mug over.
"Crap!" I shouted. I ran to the sink and grabbed the sponge; I
walked over to the table and cleaned up my mess. As I grabbed the
mug, I threw it into the sink, I started to skip to my bedroom to
Dressed and ready for school, I walked into the kitchen and
picked up the phone. Looking at the numbers on the paper, I
dialed them. "Hello." Sebastian said through the line.
"Hey" I added, "Want to come pick me up?" I said in hope that he
would say yes. I heard him smile.
"Sure, I'll be there in ten, beautiful." His voice sounded happy.
I was left listening to the dial tone.
What had I done?
I got my keys off the hook and picked up my back pack. Pulling
open a drawer I got Raziel off my bedside and grabbed a dagger
out of the drawer. I closed the drawer, unzipping my back pack; I
placed the seraph blade and dagger in the front compartment,
yanking the zip closed. I walked over to the door, stepped
outside and nudged it closed with my foot. I jammed the key in
and turned it once and it clicked. I smiled, today was going to
be a good day; I thought. I walked into the elevator and pressed
the ground button. I stepped in to the car park and walked over
to my truck and there stood Sebastian at his motorcycle. My smile
widened, he walked towards me. "Hello, beautiful." He said
"Hey." I said cheerfully. I walked to the motorcycle next to
"You seem happy today" He chuckled. I just shrugged.
"Is this safe?" I asked, my smile fading. He laughed.
"Beautiful, your always safe with me" He said winking. He took
the helmet from the bag on the back of his bike and it felt heavy
as he slid it over my head. He sat onto the motorcycles seat. I
slid on behind him. He started the engine, it purred to life. I
twisted my fingers in his t-shirt.
He sped out onto the highway, I was giving him a backwards bear
hug, my thighs tightening around Sebastian's legs.
We got to school and Sebastian drove into the only vacant spot.
People were staring at me as i got off the bike. Sebastian killed
the engine and stood up off the motorcycle, I undid the straps to
the helmet and slid it off, I handed it to him. He placed it on
the seat. He put his hands on my hips, smiling, he moved in to
kiss me. I placed my hands on his stomach. Pushing him away.
"Not yet, I don't know you very well." I whispered. He laughed
louder than expected. I jumped. The bell went, Sebastian handed
me my bag. He held out his hand and almost like natural instinct
I slid mine into his. The touch sent a jolt through my body. I
"Are you cold?" He asked. I shook my head. He brushed his thumb
along his mouth, I could tell he was trying not to laugh.
He walked me to my locker in silence. "Well, I guess I'll see you
in bio" He said and he walked away. Someone poked my shoulder. I
spun around and saw Mandy.
Why do you keep doing that??" I screamed.
"Yeesh" Mandy said.
"I'm sorry Mandy; I just don't know what Sebastian's problem
was." I sighed.
"Ooooh." She added "Why? Did he kiss you?" I didn't reply. "He
did!, I knew it!" She screamed.
"Mandy, he didn't kiss me. He was about to but I didn't let him."
I whispered. Mandy slid her hand into mine, we walked to geology
When Geology was over, I walked out of the class room to find
Sebastian there waiting for me.
"And this is where I leave you" Mandy said, winking. She let go
of my hand and practically skipped down the corridor.
"Hey, I need to talk to you" Sebastian said holding out his hand.
"Umm. Okay." I slid my hand into his. We walked through the
"So why did you bring me all the way out here for?" I said,
letting go of his hand. He grabbed my arm and walked over to the
"This is why" He chuckled. He pushed me against the fence. I put
my hands on his abs to push him away but he grabbed my hands
laced his fingers through mine. I started to protest until he put
his mouth to mine fiercely, I untangled our fingers, I moved my
hands up his torso to his neck. I wrapped my arms around his
neck. He pulled me in closer. Suddenly my phone rang. I pulled
back away from Sebastian.
"Voicemail" Sebastian said as he went to reach for me again. I
grabbed my phone out of my pocket and answered it.
"Hello?" I said into the speaker.
"So. Tell me the details!" Mandy screamed through the phone.
Sebastian moved up to me and kissed my neck.
"Uh, meet me at the teacher's garden soon as possible." I said
slamming my phone shut. I pushed Sebastian away. "We can't. It's
not normal for us who we are." I whispered.
"So you're a Nephilim and I'm a fallen angel, who cares" He said
as he pressed his lips on my jaw.
"We're at war with each other I'm sure your cult of fallen angels
and my army of Nephilim will care." I said firmly. He grabbed my
hand and put it to his heart.
"If I cared about what you are, this wouldn't be beating for
you." He said quietly. I heard a squeak behind us, I turned.
Mandy had come up as quiet as a mouse. I saw her expression and I
realized that I still had my hand on Sebastian's chest. I jerked
my hand back and put it behind my back. Sebastian put his hands
on my hips and spun me around to face him. He put his lips to
mine. "I'll be off then, Beautiful" He winked and walked away.
"Oh em gee, I can't believe that you and Sebastian…" Mandy
"Trust me, I don't believe it either." I said. I grabbed out my
phone and saw that I had 5 text messages. I opened the first one,
from my mother.
Kirsten, love. I'm coming home tonight, Gary said that I've done
enough work around here. Isn't that good news? Your old school
friend, Jimmy Tardens is coming over tonight for dinner. Hope you
don't mind I invited him and his mother over. 8:00 Love you
"Omg. Jimmy Tardens? Isn't that the guy who used to pee his pants
in grade 4?" Laughed Mandy, obviously reading over my shoulder. I
sighed and shut my phone not bothering to read the other 4 text
"Ha, maybe he is cuter" I winked.
"Let's hope so, then maybe I can finally have another boyfriend."
Mandy giggled at my side. I stood up.
"What about, Frankie, I thought you were together." I said
curiously. She burst out laughing.
"Frankie, Pfft, He was a summer fling that's all, sheesh." She
scoffed as I started to walk to the corridor.
"Where are you going?" She asked. Running to my side.
"The bells going." I said and as if on cue the bell rang.
"Are you some physic?" She said studying me.
"HA!" I laughed then I added, "No, I'm just the smartest person
on the Earth" I impersonated Lara by fluffing up my hair. Mandy
I walked to Biology with Mandy at my side. "I'll leave you to it,
don't forget to say hi to Sebastian to me." She turned on her
I took my seat as the second bell rang. Sebastian was already
sitting there with his feet up on the desk as usual. "Hey,
beautiful." He said. He slid his feet off the table and put all
four chair legs on the ground and grabbed my chin and tilted it
towards his face. He leaned in and pressed his lips against mine.
"Hello" I said giggling.
"Get out your Biology text book and turn to page 218" Said Mr.
Cogs. I sighed and flipped through my text book. Sebastian
grabbed my hand and laced his fingers through mine. He turned my
hand over, kissing my knuckles, I giggled.
"Get a room!" Screamed Lara. Sebastian ignored her comment and
put our hands on the table.
"Tonight, meet me at Furlate stadium 9:00" Sebastian whispered as
he leaned in.
"Oh, okay-wait, I can't" I said quietly.
"Why not?" I could hear the sadness in his voice.
"Well, some old friends are coming over for tea at 8:00 and my
mums coming home tonight." I whispered.
"Mmm. Well too bad. I wanted you to come to the game tonight,"
"I could ring my mum and ask her if you can come over for tea." I
"Okay, I mean- if you want."
"I always want you with me." I heard him laugh under his breath.
"Sebastian, concentrate on Mr. Cogs." I giggled.
Sebastian led me through the crowds, hand in hand, after class. I
held onto him more tightly as we walked past Lara. He pulled me
to the teacher's garden once again. He slid down the fence and
sat on the dirt. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and dialed my
mother's number. "Yeah, hi mum, I was wondering if a friend from
school could come have dinner with us and Tardens." I said into
"Sure, darling." My mother said through the other end of the
"Thanks mum, I'll see you tonight." I mumbled.
"I love you darling"
"Yeah I love you too mum." I said as I shut my phone.
"Is it okay?" Sebastian said as he reached for my hands. I
grabbed his hands, he pulled me down onto his lap, strangling his
"Of course, my mum never says no." I twisted my fingers in his
shirt pulling him closer to me. His lips came down on mine. I
pulled away and rested my head on his chest. He held me close to
him. I felt safe, as if no one could take me away from him or so
Sebastian dropped me off at my apartment. I stood there stabbing
the button. "Come on come-." The doors opened, stepping into it,
the closed behind me and I pushed the button for my floor.
After opening my apartment door, I stepped inside and went to
reach for the light switch. A crack sounded as something hit my
head. The black was closing in on me. I let it take me-
"She's still unconscious, boss." A sturdy, man's voice said.
Footsteps came close to me. A hand came down on the side of my
face. I groaned and lifted my head.
"She's awake" Laughed a dark voice. As I opened my eyes I saw 2
silhouettes approaching me. The light came on and I saw a tall,
white man. Head to toe in black clothing. Further back, a man in
a suit and tie. He had stubble and a gun was behind his back. I
jerked my head up as a fist came down on my face.
"Joey, that's enough, no damaging the Nephilim" He spat
'Nephilim' as if it were a poison.
"But boss-."Joey started to protest.
"But, nothing. Joey if you don't like what we do, you can go to
the weapons room and shoot yourself in the head, Kay?" The boss
said. I tried moved my hands and legs. My legs were tied to the
chair I was sitting on. The cuffs on my hands were un-breakable.
"HELP!" I screamed. The boss walked over and pointed the gun at
"If you want to live keep your mouth shut." The boss said in a
gruff voice. "If you want to talk to me, address me as Boss. No
other names or your head gets blown off." The boss moved the gun
away from my head. He bent over and looked at me. His eyes were
as black as Sebastian's were in my dream, I gasped. He laughed
and undid my legs. He reached into his pocket and pulled out the
key to the cuffs. Sticking in the key, he turned it, it clicked.
As I took them off as he punched me in the gut. I moaned in
agony. Falling off the chair, I hit the floor with a thump. The
darkness was closing over me again.
My eyes were blurry as I blinked. The lights were off, it must
have been past midnight. Crawling over to the window, I put a
hand to my head. It throbbed at my touched. Glancing out the
window, I saw New York City's light. I put my knees up against my
chest, I hugged them tightly. I let the tears come easily. I
needed to wash away everything.
"Little girl!" Shouted the boss. I walked towards the sound of
his voice. He saw me, he smiled. His smile put dimples in his
"There you are, now come here." He commanded. I did as he told me
"Why are you doing this?" I choked.
"You're the reason my cult is getting smashed this very minute as
we speak." He yelled. I shrunk down into a small chair.
"That's not my fault; you should have stronger people in your
cult." I spat. His hand came down on my face, hard. Blood
exploded from my mouth. I set my head back, wiping the back of my
hand on my mouth. The blood came away on my hand. I spat the
blood at the boss's feet. I laughed. The boss had a cell phone in
his hand. It looked very familiar.
It was mine.
I gasped. He pressed buttons and called a number. "Hello, your
girlfriend is here and if you don't show up in the next ten
minutes consider her dead" The boss spoke into the phone. "Yes, I
will kill her if you're not here in ten minutes." And with that
he shut the phone. He laughed so loud, it echoed off the walls.
"SHUT UP!" I screamed. He jumped up and spun in the air and stuck
his foot out, striking my face. I was sucked into darkness.
A hand came down on my face, waking me up, I sat up. 3 dark
silhouettes were standing in front of me. The boss, Joey and
Sebastian. I turned my head away from them. I quickly turned my
head. Suddenly realizing that Sebastian was there. "SEBASTIAN!!"
I yelled. The boss looked at Sebastian. A mask of confusion on
"You know this Nephilim?" He asked Sebastian loudly. Sebastian
hesitated before he answered.
"Yes, I do" Sebastian said in a small voice. As I struggled to
get up, to run the Sebastian when an elbow connected with my
face. I staggered back. Sebastian gasped.
"Don't touch her again" Sebastian whispered. The boss scowled.
"Why? She's a Nephilim." He added, "We're at war with each
"I don't care what she is or who she is."
"Hmm, I see, you're in love with this piece of dirt." He spat in
"Yes I am, Father."
"F…fath…father?" I stuttered. The light went out of Sebastian's
eyes. Sebastian tried to reach for me, I backed away from him.
"Don't touch me" I spat. The shock on his face told me that he
was hurt; I wasn't going to fall for it this time. I crawled
along the ground, towards the window. The boss ran to me,
grabbing a fist full of my hair, he hauled me to my feet.
"Don't run you stupid girl" He pulled my hair and tugged me back
to the center of the room. He let go of my hair. He put his hands
on my shoulders, pushing me down on to the chair. Sebastian
backed away from me. Maybe his face did tell the truth, I
couldn't trust him not this time. The boss' hand came down,
striking my face. My head swung at the wall. With a fierce crack,
my head hit the wall. The dream came-
I opened my eyes and found myself lying in a pool of blood. As I
heard Sebastian's laughter get further away from me, I pulled
myself up and looked at my body. A huge gaping hole had made its
way into my skin. Moaning, I curled my knees up to my chest. The
pain was excruciating. I let the lights blind me as they got
fiercer. The music pumped through my blood, the music thumped in
my head. I closed my eyes and saw Sebastian, the very first day I
met him. His aviator glasses didn't hide his coal black eyes like
the way it did on the day. I gasped and flung my eyes open. "Wake
up" I urged myself.
Arms held me tight to a chest. I wrapped my arms around the
person's neck; an awful smell filled my nose. It smelt metallic,
as I opened my eyes to a slit, I gasped when I realized I was
soaked in blood. As I cuddled in to the chest of a man, I drifted
in to a dreamless sleep.
Sunlight blazed through the grey curtains. I clutched my head as
I sat up. Wiping my hand along the bruise on my head, dry blood
crumbled and fell on the blanket that someone had put over me.
"Sebastian?" I whispered. Sebastian popped his head through the
"Hey beautiful, I was wondering when you would wake up." He
smiled one of his rare smiles. He strode over to the bed and sat
down beside me. The bed squeaked. I curled up to him as close as
I could. He pulled me into his embrace.
"Where are we?"
"My room, I didn't want you to go home looking like this." He
"Your room? I've never been to your room before." I said,
surprised. He grabbed a lock of my hair and twirled it around his
"I don't take many people here, because once you've been here,
you have to keep coming back." He winked and stood up. He walked
over to the polished wood dresser. He grabbed something off it
and came back to the bed. I looked at him; he had a key around
his finger. He slid it into my hand. I realized I was only in
panties and a tank top; I pulled the cover over me more.
"Um, where are my clothes?"
"I thought you would've been more comfortable in that"
"So you…" I trailed off.
"Yeah, I tried not to look. I hope you don't mind."
"Wow, get a good peek did you?" He turned his head, to stop me
seeing that he was blushing. I laughed.
"Well, you better get some rest." He walked over to me and kissed
my forehead and stalked out of the room. As I pulled the covers
over my head, I thought about the Tardens and my mum how she was
meant to come home a few nights ago, I sat straight up.
"SEBASTIAN!" I screamed. He came running into the room.
"What?" He looked worried.
"My mum... she was meant to come home the day I got kidnapped."
"Oh…Don't worry about it, I told her that you were on a school
field trip." I sighed and put my head back down on the pillow.
"Sebastian… can you lay with me until I fall asleep?"
"Sure" He chuckled. He sat next to me and pulled off his shirt,
his muscles stretching as he did so, I started intensely. He
pulled off his shoes, laid next to me, pulling the covers over
I cuddled into his muscular chest. Sebastian was looking at me
when I glanced up at him. His thick lashes hid his eyes; I raised
my hand and placed it on his cheek. He put his hand on top of
mine and moaned as if I had just kissed him. The touch excited
me; I could see the pleasure in his face.
He closed his eyes and inhaled deeply. Urging to ask him how I
got away, he placed his lips to mine; this kiss was desperate and
needing. I twisted my hands in his hair; his hands explored my
body, putting an electric current through my body.
Desperate for air, I pulled back. I didn't want to spoil the
moment but I had to know. As I cuddled into him, I looked in his
eyes. "Sebastian... How did I get out?" For a few moments he was
"I thought I was going to lose you, I almost did." His voice
cracked but he added, "I couldn't let him hurt you, I attacked
him from the back, where he wouldn't see me. But he did, somehow
he sensed it. He leaped at me. At first it was a real bloodshed,
but then I pictured you in my mind, lying on the floor in a pool
of blood. I couldn't stand the sight of it. Then he pulled a
sword out and positioned it at my throat." He sighed. I knew he
couldn't go on.
"Look, Sebastian you don't have to go on if you don't want to."
My voice a dry whisper.
"No, you deserve to know." He started the story again, "Once he
had the sword at my throat, I knew there was only one option I
had left… I brought my knee up and grabbed the swords tip, it cut
my hand" He opened his hand. It was bandaged, but the bandage was
soaked with blood, but knowing him it would've healed. He
continued, "I had whipped the sword around, my father was
crouched on the ground. I plunged the sword into his scars… The
only place that tortured a fallen angel so much that they rip out
their own heart… I saw him tear it out…" He trailed off. His grip
on me tightened.
"It'll be okay" I said with a soothing voice.
"I know, you're here with me. I saved you."
"Wait! You saved me- Sit up and turn around" He chuckled. He sat
up and turned his back towards me. His scars were gone! I slid my
hands up his back, where his scars used to be, the skin was now
"I'm an angel again." He smiled. He turned towards me. I snuggled
into his arms, he squeezed me tight. He laid his hands on my
shoulders, pushed me back and kissed my forehead roughly. I wiped
away a tear that dared to escape. "Hey" He patted my back
lightly, "Don't cry."
"S…sorry" I sobbed, "I'm overjoyed." He laughed as I lay down. He
lay down next to me; I shifted closer to him and set my head on
his chest. My head fitted there as if his body were my puzzle
piece. We drifted off to sleep.
The light hurt my eyes as I opened them. As I closed my eyes
again I ran my hand over the other side of the bed. Sebastian
wasn't there, the black silk sheets still warm from where he
laid. My hand ran over something rough, my eyes shot open. I saw
a piece of paper. It was folded in half, I opened it, it read;
Meet me at Tamron square when you wake up. Xo, Sebastian.
After I had a shower, I slipped into a pair of Sebastian's track
suit pants, and a baseball tee the he left out for me. I stepped
out into the frosty air and started on my way to Tamron square.
As I sat down on a park bench, I glanced around, looking for
Sebastian. I couldn't see him anywhere. A dark figure came and
grasped my arm and pulled me into the alley. The figure's grip
tightened when I struggled. I tried to wriggle out of the
figure's grip, it didn't budge. The figure's arm was muscular. I
knew this arm from somewhere, it was familiar. "STOP!" I screamed
as I felt a hard blow to the back of my head, darkness invaded my
vision, I fought the blackness with all my might but it was
relentless it continued to close in on me, eventually it took me
over and I had to give myself up to it.
Lights blurred my vision when the darkness suddenly faded. I
heard footsteps behind me as I whipped my head around, I saw a
shadow in the corner of my eye.
As I turned my head towards the sun, I couldn't see the ground or
anything in front of me. Something was following me, I could
sense it. When I was younger my older brother, James, snuck up on
me and with my 6 years of karate class, I punched him and broke
his nose. I had always been able to sense it when someone was
I half ran down the mountain, the tree branches scraping my face.
My foot caught on a rock and my face collided with something rock
solid and ice cold. Bones. When I scrambled to my hands and feet,
my back scrapping the ground. My head hit a big old oak; I
gripped the tree and hauled myself up.
I looked at the oak tree, markings covered the trunk. Knowing
what the markings meant, I backed off. A class in my old school,
in Paris, told me that those were old Native American bones.
Looking around, I saw that every tree was covered with ritual
I was in a sacred place, so I put my hand on one of the markings,
it smeared underneath my touch. Blood covered my hand. A ritual
had just been performed; I had just entered a dangerous place, I
didn't know who or what, was out there. I wiped the blood off on
Sebastian's tracksuit pants and headed towards home as fast as I
When I opened my door, I knew Sebastian was already here. I
sighed and closed the door behind me. Sebastian was sitting on
the stool with his head buried in his hands. I set my keys down
on the bench and started to undo the ripped t-shirt bandage I
did. Sebastian lifted his head and stared at the wall.
"Sebastian…I'm so sorry, I didn't know." I whispered, he shifted
his gaze to my face.
"Kirsten, Its okay, I know what happened, It was Joey-my father's
helper-who took you…" He trailed off. He jumped off the stool and
walked wobbly towards me, he took me in his embrace; I could
smell the alcohol on him. I buried my head in his chest and let
the tears come. He placed his hand on my head and caressed me. He
walked over to the cabinet and pulled out a bandage.
"Why did he just leave me in the forest then..?" I asked quietly.
Sebastian didn't answer; I saw tears fill his eyes. From then on
I knew that this wasn't the end of what had just happened.
After he patched me up, we sat on the couch huddled close. The
Notebook played in the background as I kissed Sebastian's neck
softly. He chuckled and held me closer to him. He kissed the top
of my head and we finished watching The Notebook in silence.
I didn't remember falling asleep, but when I opened my eyes,
Sebastian was holding me and carrying me to my bed. He inched the
door open with his foot and placed me on the bed. He pulled the
covers over me and set my head on the pillow. I heard him get in
the other side of the bed, he pulled me into his chest and lifted
his hand and put a piece of hair behind my ear that had fallen
down. I could feel his gaze on me as I drifted off to a sleep.
I saw Joey cutting my arm open, I tried to move but I couldn't.
My mind screamed as a high pitched noise filled my ears. I saw
Sebastian holding his arms out to lift me up. He hauled me up and
held me close to his chest, tears filled his eyes in fear and
anger. Joey covered his ears and went down on his knees. His lips
were moving but I couldn't hear anything over the noise. Blood
came from Joeys ears as the noise in tensed. I could feel the
blood trickling from my ears and arm.
Molly Wollstonecraft once said 'No man chooses evil because its
evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks' But,
for all men, is this true? Did some people truly choose evil as a
mistake? Or is that just poetic bull crap?
I thought about my dream that seemed so far away from the night
before. It was fading fast; I couldn't remember why Joey was
doing what he was. I realized that I was holding my arm where
Joey had cut me in my dream. Dry blood coated the nearly closed
wound. I sighed and rolled back over on my back, I looked at the
ceiling and heard a CRACK.
My pulse jumped to a point where I thought my heart would burst
through my rib cage, as I reached down under my bed to grab my
Seraph blade, I could hear the silent screams I was holding back.
I grabbed the blade and slowly pulled back the bed covers and
looked to Sebastian's side as to see if he was still there,
asleep. He was peacefully on his side, snoring lightly, his chest
rising and falling. I didn't want to wake him so I started my way
to the lounge.
When I reached the lounge door way I clutched my knife tighter.
The person saw me and ran towards me, I screamed and fell as the
person wrapped their arms around my neck. The person landed on
top of me.
'OMG KIRSTEN I WAS WONDERING WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN' The person
screamed loudly, I knew at that instant that it's Mandy.
'Omg, Mandy, I didn't…..' Then it struck me. 'How did you know
where I was?' I was suspicious.
'I asked a few people-'Mandy got cut off when someone flicked the
I looked towards the door; Sebastian was standing there in his
'Err… I'm sorry, I interrupted.' Sebastian said and started to
'Ooooh, wow. I can see why you like him so much. He's hot' Mandy
whispered, I elbowed her in the side. As Sebastian turned away I
heard him laugh, I shook my head and chuckled. "What did I say?"
her face was straight like she didn't even notice. I cleared my
"It's nothing Mandy. Just go into the kitchen and make yourself a
cup of tea or something, I need to go talk to Sebastian" I
sighed. Mandy turned and began her way out of the lounge. My feet
pattered against the staircase as I made my way quickly up the
stairs. I walked into the bedroom and Sebastian was nowhere to be
found. "Sebastian?!" I yelled.
"I'm in here." He said. He was sitting out on the balcony resting
his head against the wooden wall. He looked at me and just
sighed. As I went to grab a pillow, the phone rang.
"I'll answer it", I said to Sebastian as I picked up the phone
and spoke into the receiver. "Hello?"
"Hi, are you Kirsten Flory?" The person on the other side said.
"This is the Chicago police department.." My heart started
slowing down. Something had happened. "We are sorry to tell you
this but, your mother was in a car crash.. she didn't make it..
we send our condolences.." They began saying things that didn't
even sound English, the phone slipped out of my hand onto the
floor with a crash. Sebastian came running in and was talking to
me. I don't know if he knew I couldn't hear him, everything
became a massive blur. Nothing mattered; I dropped to the ground
and just looked in awe. This couldn't be real. How? I began to
see something that happened when I was young.
The flowers bloomed in the middle of spring, butterflies flew
around me. I giggled and chased them, turning around I saw my
mother and father holding hands and laughing with me. My dad let
go of my mother's hand and began to run after me, my legs pumped
harder as my breath became fast paced. I was laughing so much.
Nothing was more perfect then it was right now. My mother joined
in, laughing with us. Daddy ran up and began to tickle her. I
giggled as my mums legs began thrashing around as she was
protesting while my father was making a complete and utter idiot
of her in front of people at the park. I walked up to the river
and sat down; putting my hands in the water, water began to
splash on me, realizing that it was getting dark and raining, I
turned around. My parents weren't there. I was all alone. And I
just fell to the ground and was crying.
I awoke in Sebastian's bed, the lights were out and I could hear
the TV downstairs. I was numb, I couldn't move a muscle. I didn't
want to be left alone in the world. My mother was the only one I
had left. Now I had no family. It knocked me down even before I
had gotten up. I began to cry and scream. Sebastian came running
in, puffing and he came and embraced me. I let all of my pain out
as he caressed my hair. Nothing could help me more than to be
left alone but I didn't have the guts to tell Sebastian as he was
trying to do all he could to help me out. All of my pain and
feelings got locked away as I went to sleep.
A few hours later I woke to sirens being sounded and cars
beeping. It was about midnight in Chicago and Sebastian was gone.
I walked downstairs and grabbed a drink of water and sat out on
the balcony, watching the stars flicker as the dark clouds
drifted pass. A helicopter loudly flew over and shook the house.
I just sat there with despair, thinking what do I do now…? I had
never even thought something like this could happen to a person;
this was a scary and wide world. One person with no one there for
them could get lost or hurt themselves very easily.
Then something clicked in my head. I wasn't alone I had lots of
family up in California; maybe me and Sebastian could go there
and stay there for just a while. It would be nice.
I was thinking of all different things to keep my mind off the
part where my parents weren't around anymore. I didn't want to
break down and cry. It wasn't the right thing to do right now. I
needed to go see Sebastian and tell him what had happened because
he must of thought something terrible happened. He was nowhere to
be found. "Sebastian?! Where are you? Are you here?" I looked
frantically around the room for him. With my feet quickly
pattering against the staircase I heard Sebastians soft voice.
"In here." I walked to the sound of his voice, his back towards
me, facing the computer. " I know what happened, I heard. It may
be too soon but I thought you could use some extra money, so I
looked around and I found this..." Scanning the screen it read,
"Retirement home caretaker needed, send in your resume."
"Sounds nice..." My voice raspy.
"I'm sorry Kirsten, it was unexpected. I just want you to be
happy, I'll help you out paying for your mothers funeral." I
leaned against him, he swivled his chair so he could embrace me.
Tomorrow I'll go in and enquire but for now... I'll enjoy
Sebastian must have carried me to bed, I don't remember going
upstairs. I adored Sebastian for his compassion. It was what I
needed, I also need a job. Sebastians naked body lay beside me,
struggling to leave him, I heaved myself out of bed. Today was
going to be better than the day before, I hope.
When I stepped out of the brightly painted office, a young man
followed me out. "We'll see you in a hour."
" Thankyou again, Grant." I said walking out the glass doors,
Sebastians brand new Audi was idling in front of the pavement. I
could feel myself smile when Sebastian stepped out and came round
to open my door for me. " Why thankyou kind gentleman." I said
with a southern accent.
"No problem, fair lady." Spoken like a true cowboy. "So, how'd it
go?" Sebastian said pulling out of the retirement home.
"I got it, I have to be back here in a hour."
"Good on you babe." He placed his hand on my thigh and gave a
Twirling in front of the large full body mirror, Sebastian's
figure leaned against the door frame. "You look good."
"These clothes better look good because they cost a fortune."
"Trust me you look fine. Let's go we'll be late."
"Okay." I said quickly sliding into my flats and grabbing my hand
bag. Sebastian dropped me off at the front entrance and placed a
quick kiss on my lips.
"Bye-bye." He winked and gave my butt a slap.
"Do you mind?" I gave him daggers.
"Nope." He grinned. Slamming my door, he sped off. I walked
through the glass doors, the musty smell of the retirement home
was one I'd never get used to. As I walked down the large
hallway, I was greeted by many of my patients. "Hi, Kirsten. You
look lovely today." Phil said in his sweet spanish accent.
"Oh, thankyou, you don't look half bad yourself." I winked and
moved to the lobby room door. Pushing the door open, I was
welcomed by the warmth of Spring. The large glass windows were
open, letting in the smell of daisies into the room. A small old
man, sat by himself on the row of seats located next to the
"Hello, I'm Kirsten. How can I help you today?" I smiled, showing
my sparkling teeth.
"Hi, Kirsten. I'm Bernie. I was wondering if you had an vacant
rooms? My son told me that Free Hills was the best of the best
for old ducks like myself." And at that I had to laugh, I was
begining to like Bernie before I even knew him.
"Yes, we do have a few rooms. Tell your son I said thankyou for
the compliment. This business was hard to start up, but hey, we
made it in the end. If you'll follow me please, I'll get Naomi to
grab your things." Smiling, I led him down the cream hallways
that had haunted me, I'd seen so many lovely people come and go
"You're a darling Kirsten, my son would really like you."
"Oh... Bernie, I'm not really into the whole dating scene."
"That's okay sweetheart." He put his hand on my shoulder, with a
small toothy smile as he opened the door to his room. Naomi
quickly rushed in with his suitcases.
"Here you are Mr. Ferent sir."
"Oh, call me Bernie please."
"Sure thing, Bernie." Naomi smiled. She turned to me and put her
mouth close to my ear. " I like this old man." I just laughed.
As my staff and I sat for lunch our conversation changed from old
people to our next step in our careers. "I was thinking of doing
a University course for Nursing." Helen smiled as she bit a chunk
out of her salad roll.
"Helen, that's great! I might do engineering, for you know, like
boats and cars." Dylan added. Dylan was the youngest guy on our
staff he only just turned 17, a young volunteer.
"Major in Psychology." Naomi managed to blurt out as her mouth
was full of macaroni.
"Kirsten, what are you going to do?" They looked at me all in
After clearing my throat I said, "I'm doing an English literature
course this weekend. I may go into helping under privliaged
children with learning."
"You are the little helper." Jackson laughed as he walked into
the room. "Just dropping off the old folks meds."
"Oh thankyou Jackson!" I jumped up and gave him a quick peck on
the cheek while taking the box from jackson. I sat it onto the