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Tempted (Aphrodite's P.O.V.)

Short story By: swimmer2011
Young adult



So this is for PeaceLoveLingleton's character challenge. This is going to be apart of the Marked series by P.C. and Kristen Cast. Its the 6th book, Tempted, from Aphrodite's point of view. ****I do not take resposibility or credit for any of this. I copied the dialougue straight out of the book.


Submitted:Dec 22, 2009    Reads: 351    Comments: 1    Likes: 2   


Chapter 11

I was lying silently in my bed when I heard Zoey and Erik right outside the door. I got out of bed and walked over and sat by the door putting my ear against it. "I thought you knew I was here. It wasn't like I was trying to hide." I heard Erik's voice. I used to date him but he was too clingy for me. "Damn Z, I've been waiting here for you for ages." Silence. It was hard for be to keep my mouth shut.

"Erik, I'm not much in the mood for kissing." Zoey said. She sounded stressed and tired at the same time. But then again, who wouldn't being in her place and all? She's going through a really tough time.

"Really? Is that what you told Heath, too?" Erik sounded pissed. Heath is Zoey's human "boyfriend." Erik is Zoey's totally hot but clingy vampyre boyfriend. Stark is another totally hot vampyre "boyfriend" of Z's. He's actually her warrior and a red fledgling. Most of the vampyre fledglings have a saphire blue mark but these red one's are the ones that Nefret made after their bodies rejected the change. And then there is Zoey's third man, Kalona. Totally fucking gorgeous, totally fucking immortal and totally fucking creepy. No lie.

"I am so not going into this right now." Now I could tell that Z was getting pissed. Erik's hot and everything but he's too clingy and a total asshat.

"Then when are you? The next time I have to watch you drink from your human boyfriend?" Have I mentioned he was clingy? I have. Good.

"You know what? You're right. Let's talk about it now." Oh jeez. Here we go. I swear Zoey needs her own damn soap opera. "Heath and I are Imprinted. Either deal with it or don't." And this is the only discussion we're ever going to have about it." I could hear Erik sigh and laugh a little.

"You sound like a HighPriestess." Erik saidless pissed.

"Well, I don't feel like one." Zoey said.

"Hey, I'm sorry." Erik said. Bipolar much? "Nyx gave you new tattoos, huh?"

"Yeah, it happened when Kalonawas banished."

"Do you mind if I see them?" Erik said in his sweet seductive voice that still gives me chills to this day.

"Not now. I just want to get some sleep, Erik." Zoey said.

"So how's Stark?" Eric asked.

"He's hurt. Bad. But Darius says he'll be okay."

"And you just came from his room, didn't you?"

"Yes." She said. There was a couple seconds of silence.

"It's just too much." Erik said frustrated.

"Huh?" Zoey said confused.

"All of these other guys! I have to put up with Heath because he's your consort and just when I'm trying to get used to that, this other guy shows up---Stark." Now he was really jealous and pissed. Fun. Oooh! Drama! Where's the popcorn?

"Erik,I---" Zoey started.

"Yeah, sworn to be your warrior. I know what that means! He's always going to be with you." He interrupted.

"Erik--" She started to speak again. She needs to learn how to say "no" to some of these guys.

"So I'm going to have to put up with him. And as if that's not bad enough, it's obvious that there's something going on between you and Kalona! Come on! Everyone's seen the way that guy looks at you. Like that doesn't remind me of Blake?" Loren Blake was a totally hot vampyre laurenate which Zoey lost her virginity to. Erik is just selfish but hey, who am I to talk?

"Stop." Zoey said merely in a whisper. "Let's get this over with. You do not have to put up with any other guy because as of this moment you and I are not together." Oh! Burn! Does poor wittle Werik want some ice for that burn?

"Hey, I didn't--" Erik started. There, how does he like being interrupted?

"No! It's my turn to talk. We're done, Erik. You're too possessive, and even if I wasn't exhausted and stressed out of my brain---two things that apparently don't matter at all to you---I still wouldn't be up for tolerating your crap." Go Zoey!

"After everything you have put me through, you think that you can just walk out on me like this?" Yes, Erik. That is exactly what's happening so deal with it. Jeez, get with the program. Dumbass.

"No." Say what? "I don't think anything. I know this is how it's going to be. We're done. Now you need to go away before I do something I might, in like fifty years, be sorry for." Oh, okay.

"What the hell's happened to you? You used to be sweet. Now you're a freak! And I'm sick of you cheating on me with everyone who has a dick. You should be with Stark and Heath and Kalona. They're what you deserve!" I heard him stomp away like a spoiled brat in a store not getting what they want. Zoey opened the door with me still attached. I nearly fell on face.

"Oopsie." I said running my fingers through my hair. "Guess I was, uh-"

"Listening to my big breakup scene with Erik?" She asked.

"Yeah, that would be what I was doing. And may I just say I don't blame you. Talk about an asshat. Plus, you don't cheat on him with everyone who has a dick. You and Darius are just friends. Plus there's Damien and Jack...well, not that they really count, being as they like dick themselves. Still, it was a ridiculous exaggeration." I said.

"You're not really making me feel any better. She sat down on the bed next to the one I was lying on.

"Sorry. I'm not very good at the 'making someone feel better' part." I said.

"So you heard all of that?" No shit Sherlock.

"Yep."

"Even the part about Kalona?"

"Yes, and again I call him an asshat."

"Aphrodite, what the hell is an asshat?" I rooled my eyes at her.

"Erik is an asshat, you dork. Anyway, as I was trying to say before you interrupted, it was seriously not cool that he brought up Kalona. Plus, he had enough evidence for his stupid jealous insecurity already with Heath and Stark. It was totally not necessary to mention the winged guy."

"I do not love him." She said.

"Of course you don't. You've outgrown Erik. Now, I suggest you get some sleep. Goddess knows I hate to mention it, but you look like crap." I said.

"Thanks, Aphrodite. It really helps me right now to know that I look as I terrible as I feel." She said sarcastically.

"Hey, anytime. I'm just here to help." I said with the same sarcastic tone.





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