I watched her gently with a little bit of worry, I really didn’t know how she was going to take it, that was until she told me to get out and not to go near her. Great just great she now hates me, this is all my damn fault, I should have just waited. Or something. I slowly walked out of the room and shut the door softly behind me, I heard her get up and walk towards the door. At first I thought she was coming after me, but then I heard the familiar click of the door been locked. Not that, that would stop us if we really wanted to get in. She then went in to the bathroom, and turned on the shower. I didn’t dare look into her thought's I was too scared, plus she hated me looking into her thoughts would just make it worse.
I decided the best thing would be to go join everyone who had come back just before I told her what we are. I slowly walked downstairs, not wanting to face them just yet. I didn’t know what they were going to say, and if its bad I don’t want to hear it, so taking the slow human pace, instead of the fast inhuman pace was my best option. I knew they approved of telling her because after talking to dad, I went and explained to them what I was going to do, but now I'm not so sure that I did the right thing.
I walked into the living room, everyone was in there. Mum and dad were sitting in there arm chairs reading newspapers, Marcus was laying on one lounge appearing to be asleep, Shawn was sitting on the other flicking through the T.V. channels with Sarah laying down with her head on his lap, appearing to be asleep, and Lizzi and Katrina were both sitting on the floor, Lizzi off in her own little world, and Katrina reading a book about vampires of all things, I'm guessing she didn’t agree with everything been said because every so often she would growl. I don’t blame her, those books often got it wrong, actually I don’t think I've read one book where they got it right.
Dad looked up from his paper when I fully entered the room. He smiled at me and then he spoke. "How did things go son, did she take it well?" Everyone then looked up and eyed me curiously, I guess they weren't listening in. Allowing us our privacy.
"Well she took it as best she could, although a few seconds after it sunk in a little she told me to get out coldly, so I'm pretty sure she hates me." I replied.
"I don’t think she hates you, just give her time she will come and see you when she is ready." He then said, offering a weak smile. I don’t think he was as sure of himself as he come across as.
I went and sat down on the end of the lounge Marcus was laying on, staring blankly at the T.V not really watching it. My mind started to wander and I couldn’t help but think about what would happen if she truly did hate me, we wouldn’t be able to let her leave, so one of us would have to kill her. I tried to stop thinking about, but I just couldn’t. I suddenly felt two arms wrap around me and hug me, I looked up and found Lizzi, normally my thoughts were hidden away from everyone as I taught myself how to block the thoughts, but her mind reading ability was stronger than most, so she must have heard them. She then whispered, that everything would be alright. I didn’t say anything back, as I wasn’t so sure it would be.
After a few more minutes I got up and walked out of the room, I was too worried to be around anyone, and I knew they were worried about me too, so just because I was down doesn’t mean I need to make them down and feel miserable too. I wandered upstairs and couldn’t help but focus my hearing on my room, I couldn’t hear the shower anymore, I'm guessing she is sleeping. I couldn’t help it, I reached my mind out to hers. Bad move, she was having nightmares about me, influenced from the fairytale version of vampires but me none the less. I didn’t stick around to listen anymore, I took off downstairs and outside, to my spot. I found it not long after we moved here, the others never come out here. I don’t know if its because they don’t want to, or because they know its where I come to think. I made it to the meadow in record time, and went and sat on a rock by the waterfall.
I really don’t know what I'm going to do if she hates me, I mean sure there are plenty of others out there, but I don’t want anyone but her. I guess if she chooses the council, and they kill her, I might go off by myself. I don’t think I'd be able to be around anyone for a long time. Although hopefully I don’t turn into one of those rogues, that killed anyone simply for the fun of it. I continued to think, and before I knew it the sun was rising. I guess I should head back to the house, to see if anything happened last night, or just in case she comes down this morning. I ran back to the house, but no where near as fast as I left last night, I walked in and found the living room empty, so I decided to try the kitchen. Walking in I found everyone in there, they all looked up at me and smiled.
"You know you shouldn’t just run off like that, we were worried about you" Mum said.
"I know I'm sorry, I was just out at the meadow. I just had to get out." I replied, walking over and hugged her.
She had been so good to me, taking me in like her own son… well really they had all welcomed me with open arms… except Marcus, I mean we got on, but we didn’t exactly like each other. Which is why I wasn’t surprised when I heard him mutter something like she is just a human, before walking out.
"It's ok, we all understand." Dad said.
"Thanks guys, you know I don’t really deserve all this." I said.
"Don’t be silly bro, of course you do. Your one of us now." Shawn said.
"Oh by the way, she just woke up and is taking a shower" Lizzi added.
"Umm ok." I replied.
Walking over to the fridge I pulled out a canister of blood, and knew that I would have to go hunting soon, I couldn’t continue drinking the stuff we kept in the fridge sure it makes unless thirsty, but never quite as filling as fresh blood. Not long later I finished the blood, and chucked the canister out. A few minutes later, Taylor walked in. I refused to look at her, she hated me so I why should I. I heard everyone leaving, just great they just leave me here with her. Thanks guys. That's when I heard Lizzi in my head telling me to give her a chance. I just blocked her out. I heard Taylor moving closer to me but I still refused to look up. After a few steps she stopped, everything was quiet for a moment before she started to speak.
"Tristan" She said softly. Nope I wasn’t having any of it, she hates me which is why I don’t get why she is been so nice.
"Tristan, please look at me" She said, a little stronger. I raised my head a little, and decided now would be a good time to talk.
"What do you want?" I asked coldly. The look on her face meant showed a little shock, I mean what did she expect, open arms.
"I thought you would like to know, I've made my decision… if you still want to hear it." She told me, looking down, with what looked to be guilt written on her face.
"Oh why not" I spat. Right now I really didn’t care she hated me and that’s all I could think about.
"Well… I've decided that I want to stay and learn your history, and laws and what not… and then maybe become one of you." She said softly. Wait did she just say what I thought she did, I could hear Lizzi saying I told you so. I finally looked up at her properly.
"You don’t hate me?" I asked her softly.
"No I don’t hate you, and I'm sorry I made you think that I did. It was just a lot to take in that’s all… why would I hate you, when only last night I told you I loved you" She replied, looking up at me and smiling.
I smiled back, before saying "Well at least now I don’t have to send you to the council and possibly lose you, your all mine"
She then started to laugh, I wonder what she was laughing at. I seen her roll her eyes, before she closed the last bit of distance between us, and wrapping her arms around me, I wrapped my arms around her, and she rested her head on my chest. Minutes later Dad, Mum and Lizzi walked back in, I smiled at them. They each said thanks for giving us a chance, and they are glad she stayed or I would have done something stupid.
She thought something like I don’t think he would get that desperate, little does she know that I would. I hugged her tighter, not caring who was in the room, I couldn’t help but look down at her, she was so beautiful. She suddenly looked up, and realising that I was looking at her, she blushed. Awww so cute. I couldn’t help it, I had to kiss her. Even if it wasn’t a proper kiss I just wanted to feel her lips against mine, I slowly started leaning in, and when she realised what I was doing she also started leaning closer. Our lips only touched for a brief moment, but it was perfect. When she pulled away she remembered that there was others in the room, and flushed bright red, before hiding her face in my chest. I couldn’t help but laugh at her.
Everyone walked out, and I enclosed my hand and started walking out of the room. All of a sudden I felt her pulling on my hand. I stopped and turned back around to look at her.
"Whoa, I didn’t just come down here to tell you my decision, I also come down to eat, have you forgotten already that when your human you need to eat regularly." She said, and as if on cue her stomach growled to back her up.
"Well I guess we better go back in there and find you something to eat, although I warn you it might be just shabby old cereal today, I don’t really feel like cooking." I replied.
She giggled and replied. "That's ok, I think I can live with that. Depending what cereal it is of course."
I grabbed her hand again, and led her back into the empty kitchen. None of us seemed to be able to sit still for too long. I pointed out where everything was and went and sat down on a stool at the breakfast bar. She was shocked when she opened the cupboard and found all the cereal, Lizzi went a bit overboard the first night I brought her here, and brought all this food, including almost every type of cereal. She pulled out a box of coco pops, and a bowl and spoon, before grabbing the milk out of the fridge. After she made herself a big bowl of coco pops, she joined me at the breakfast bar. I had been so good, I was trying so hard to stay out of her thoughts considering I hadn't told her yet that all vampires could read minds.
I realised I was still hungry and I didn’t want to lose control around her, so I got up and grabbed another canister. Drinking it quickly I threw it out, and then decided I had to know what she was thinking, she hadn't said a word yet. I discovered that she was thinking about how she wondered what I was thinking. I walked over behind the seat she was sitting in and wrapped my arms around her, kissing the top of her head.
"Enjoying you coco pops are you?" I asked cheekily.
She simply nodded and went back to eating, after she took a mouthful, I stole the bowl and took off, been careful not to spill any. I stood at the bottom of the stairs, I could hear her yelling to bring the bowl of coco pops back to her. I just yelled back catch me if you can before taking off upstairs. I made it to my room, and laid on the bed, sitting the bowl on the side table. Not long later she come running in the room, and jumped on me.
"Your so mean." She said, rolling off me and laying down to catch her breathe.
"I am not, I simply brought the bowl up here, so you would be more comfortable." I replied, smiling.
She didn’t say anything just laid there catching her breathe, then sitting up she leant over to grab the bowl. Before she got too comfortable I pulled her to me, so she was sitting in between my legs, leaning on my chest. She finished off the bowl, while I just sat there playing with her hair. I couldn’t stop smiling, I don’t know the last time I was this happy. Not long later she finished and sat the bowl back on the side table. Getting comfortable she moved closer to me, before looking up at me.
"What are we going to do today.?" She asked.
"What do you want to do today?" I asked.
"You shouldn’t answer a question with a question." She replied, before she started to think about what she wanted to do.
She suddenly sat up and looked over at me smiling, I wonder what it is. I have a feeling I wasn’t going to like what she was going to suggest.
"Can we go shopping, I mean I need some new clothes, and I've never been shopping before, and maybe Lizzi could come with us, to help me." She asked.
"Alright, I'm warning you though. We will be gone all day." I told her.
"Oh well, I'm sure it will be fun. Do you want to go get Lizzi while I get dressed." She said.
I simply nodded before getting up. It was going to be loads of fun for her, while me would most likely be bored shitless. I can see it now they will try all these clothes on, and then I would have to try all these clothes on. And it would happen in every shop. I could hear her going into the bathroom. I got downstairs and walked into the living room.
"Hey sis, up for a shopping trip?" I asked.
Her face lit up. "Of course what kind of question is that." She replied.
"Ha-ha, good cause Taylor wants to go shopping. Be careful with her though, she's never been shopping before." I told her.
The look on her face was priceless, anyone would think that someone not going shopping was going to end the world. Before she had a chance to say anything dad walked in and handed me a black credit card.
"That's for Taylor, let her by whatever she wants. Don’t forget half your cupboard is empty." He said before walking out again.
"Why don’t I get a black credit card." Lizzi shouted after dad.
"Because we would need to buy a house and turn the whole thing into a closet if we did that" He yelled back.
I couldn’t help but laugh. I walked out of the living room, and was about to go and get Tay but I noticed her walking down the stairs.
"Ready?" I asked.
"Yeah, lets go" She replied.
We walked outside, and around to the garage. I heard her gasp at all the cars in there. I walked over to the little cupboard and grabbed the keys to the Jeep. I would have loved to have taken the Ferrari, but dad would kill me, apparently we would have to blend in. I felt someone behind me and turned around to see Lizzi, she grabbed the keys to her Porshe out. I looked at her funny, but she told me that she wanted to give us some privacy before giving me directions to where we were going. I walked over to the Jeep and Taylor followed me. Climbing in, she asked what Lizzi was doing. I just told her she was taking her own car.
I started the car, and grabbed my iPod out of the glove box and plugged it in before we left. I took off down her driveway, handing my iPod to Taylor I told her to pick a song, she surprised me by putting on a Three Days Grace song, I didn’t think she would still be listening to them, I guess something's never change. We slipped into a comfortable silence, I mean we had the music on, and would occasional sing along, but other than that we were quiet. The journey passed in a blur, and before I knew it we were almost there, right when we got to the car park she turned a song up full ball. Lucky I was used to it, otherwise that would have hurt. It was "How Can I Live" by Ill Nino. I loved this song, I'd forgotten that she loved it to.
I pulled into a car park, and Tay finally looked up, the look on her face was priceless. I guess she didn’t realise it would be so big. A few seconds after I pulled up Lizzi joined us, and laughed at Taylor as well.
"I guess you didn’t think it would be so big." I said to her.
"Umm no not exactly." She replied really softly.
I tried listening to her thoughts but they were guarded, something was wrong. I told Lizzi to go ahead, and that we would join her in a minute. I walked around to her side of the car, and opened the door. Swinging her legs out I stood in front of her.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"I cant shop here." She replied.
"Why not?" I questioned.
She looked down at her lap, and for a minute I didn’t think she was going to answer. But then extremely softly and shyly she did, " I cant shop here cause well I don’t have much money, so when I said shopping I thought maybe a little mall where I would mostly do window shopping and maybe buy one or two things."
I wrapped my arms around her and hugged her. I should have known, but what she didn’t know just yet was that I had a black unlimited credit card in my pocket with her name on it. I unwrapped my arms, and lifted her chin up so she was looking at me, smiling softly before I spoke.
"Tay I know your parents weren't the best in the world and they treated you no were near as good as what you deserved and still do deserve, but we aren't all like that, mum and dad have accepted you into our family and that means you don't have to worry about things like that, there is no need to be embarrassed about that as six or so months ago I was just like that, was ashamed of where I was from and my background and mum, dad and the rest of the family showed me there was no need to. And plus dad gave me a little present for you before we left." I said, stopping I pulled out the black credit card and handing it to her, before I continued. "So what we are going to do is we are going to go in here and you are going to buy what ever you want for yourself and I even give you free reign to buy me what ever you want, if you want. You will forget about your past and those so called parents and have a good time with me and Lizzi. Plus you can also rub it in that you get a black unlimited and Lizzi doesn’t." I finished kissing her forehead.
She simply replied "Thank you." I wiped away the tears that had fell from her eyes, and smiled at her again.
"Anytime Tay, besides that's what family is for, and I love you more than anything in this world, and I would do anything for you. Even if it was possible I would die for you. You have completed my life." I said. I know that it sounded corny but it brought a smile to her face, and that's all I wanted to do.
"You know I love you too right, so much." She asked.
"Of course I do, now come on we better get in there before Lizzi comes back and starts dragging us." I said, before leaning down and giving her a quick kiss. I then moved so she could get out of the car, she shut the door, and I grabbed her hand leading towards the mall locking the car over my shoulder. She giggled when I grabbed her hand, I have no idea why though. Although I'm glad she felt a bit better. We were almost to the front doors when she suddenly gripped my hand tightly, I looked at her out of the corner of my eyes, and she had a look on her face that I could quite place. Looking into her mind, I figured out what it was… she was jealous.
She noticed some blonde 'sluts' over the other side of the car park who were walking towards us eyeing me of. I couldn’t help but smile, I wouldn’t have picked her as the jealous type. Thinking to myself, does she realise that wouldn’t stop me going if I wanted to but then again why would I when she was perfect. I mean protective of a vampire isn't something you see from humans everyday. Snapping back to reality just before we walked through the doors, she pulled on my hand stopping I turned to look at her, before I got to ask what was wrong she was kissing me. After the initial shock, I started kissing back.