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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 2 (v.1) - meadows and choices

Submitted: March 08, 2011

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Chapter 2: meadows and choices
I opened my eyes to a small clearing; it reminded me of somewhere…
“Hello Sophie” a beautiful voice said from behind me and I turned to see who it was, he was pale with blonde hair and an odd sort of green eyes.
“Who are you?” I asked.
“My name is Langford Greyton” he said, the name stirred something within me.
“Langford but that’s what my mum called her…”I started to say but broke off at the end.
“Yes, Sophie, I am your brother, the one that died 19 years ago” he said with utter calmness.
“But that means…I’m dead” I said, and looked down only to find that I was dressed all in white, white trousers, white shirt but no shoes.
“Yes, I’m afraid that your body has passed away” he sighed, he looked sad for a moment then said “Which is why I'm here, little sister, you have a choice”
“What do you mean?” I asked, confused.
“You can either go back into your body and the world you know…well not totally because you will become an immortal vampire as it is the only way to save you, and the vampire who is trying to save you wants you back” he said, then gestured towards a door that I hadn’t noticed before “or you can follow me through to the other world where you can never come back from”
“Vampire..?” I whispered then suddenly my memories returned, the forest, the clearing, Eric… “He’s trying to save me?”
“Indeed he is, he loves you even though he will not admit it to himself or you… would you like to see?” he asked sounding unsure.
“See? I can see him? Even here?” I asked, stunned.
“Yes… all angels have the ability to open a kind of window that allows you to see the, uh, real world I guess you could say, we need it to see our humans” he explained.
“‘Your’ humans?”
“Yes we can send a small piece of our spirit into a human which connects us” Langford smiled as he spoke “I placed mine in you while you were still in mum’s womb, I wanted to keep my little sister alive because I had perished”
“Thank you” I said and I watched as he closed his eyes and drew a perfect circle in midair and a cloud appeared and within it a scene. It was me well it looked like me I was laid on a bed and Eric was doing compressions on my chest he was whispering something that sounded like ‘don’t leave me please, please don’t leave me’
“He wants you to live, but what do you want, little sister?” Langford asked.
“Will I ever see you again?” I asked choking a little on tears that I was trying to hold back.
“In the distant future yes you will die and your body will not be able to hold onto your spirit and then you will be with me for eternity, little sister” Langford said, then smiled but it didn’t quite reach his eyes “I love you my little Sophie and I don’t wish for you to die now but I am not allowed to interfere with your choice, the vampire can save your body but you have to return it’s spirit, so, dear sister, what is your decision?”
I felt a tear run down my cheek “so vampires get to come to heaven too… I want to live but I can't leave you” I sobbed.
“I’ll be fine up here, and don’t forget I’ll always be watching over you, I promise that you will never really be alone, even as a vampire” he came over to me and gave me a hug “I’m your big brother so I have to love and protect you”
“I love you Langford” I said breathing in the sweet scent of his shirt.
“I love you too” he whispered into my hair.
“Langford?” I said pulling away so my voice would be clearer.
“Yes?” he replied.
“Are dad and gran in the other world?” I asked.
“Yes, they are gran can walk and run again and dad… well he hasn’t changed a bit he’s happy. and your very lucky because you actually have three of us who gave you our spirit”
“Wow” I breathed.
“Grandpa is up here to, he gave his spirit to peter though” Langford said. “It’s time for you to make your choice, I'm afraid your body can not last much longer without your spirit and the vampire is desperately trying everything now”
“I love you Langford” I sobbed “But I don’t think mum could handle it if I died and peter needs a sister”
“It’s ok, I love you so much Sophie and I’ll see you again one day” Langford took a step back as he spoke.
“Tell gran, dad, and grandpa that I love them, ok?” I said, whipping tears from my face.
“I will, I love you Sophie, goodbye” Langford whispered, the kissed my forehead and in a flash of bright light I was sucked backward.
It took me about 5 seconds to realize that I was back in my body, and when I did realize it I took a huge gulp of air.
“Sophie? Sophie can you hear me” a familiar voice said, it sounded close.
“Yes” I tried to say but it came out as no more than a husky whisper. I tasted something in my mouth, it tasted good but it reminded me of another taste…like iron and salt…blood?
“You’re alive!” Eric sounded triumphant.
Wait a minute…Eric? “Eric?” I whispered, my voice was different…clearer, sweeter.
“Yes, I’m here, can you feel your arms and legs?” he asked. I moved my legs and put my middle fingers up in the direction of his voice.
He chuckled “come now I just saved your life…well no totally but your basically alive”
“You’re the one who killed me in the first place” I said as I opened my eyes, I didn’t really mean that. “Wait, what?”
“I did play my part, but, in the end, it was the cold that killed you, and I mean to say you’re no longer human” he sounded regretful and as he spoke his face turned sad.
“Me? A vampire?” I stuttered…Langford had been right
“But you were right; if I had not dragged you into that forest…” he trailed off at the end and mumbled something in a different language. “You would still be alive and human”
“No! It’s not your fault you saved me and that’s all that matters” I said, for some reason I didn’t think I should mention Langford and the clearing “why did you save me? I thought I was just a human, nothing special about me, but now I'm not human am i?
“No and I saved you because…well…I-I…uh…” he stuttered and stammered.
“Well?” I pushed.
“I, uh, hmmm…I thought…uh…” Eric was falling over his own words.
“Eric, just spit it out!” I demanded. I was getting curious as to his answer.
“I can't” he said shyly.
“Ok…Eric, why can I taste blood?” I said, he clearly wasn’t going to tell me why he had saved me so I asked him another question.
“Um…well I wanted to save you so I had to drain you of blood then give you my own vampire blood to turn you over and is been 4hours since I did that so your still half human for another hour or two”
“Still human?”
“Vampire blood can heal every human disease, even cancer, but it was too late so I turned you” he replied slowly.
“Ok so you what? Cut yourself and gave me a few drops of your b-b-blood?” I said
“More than a few drops, about 3 pints actually” he said, why was he so…nervous?
“Woah!” I gasped, it may have totally grossed me out that he had made me drink his blood but for some very weird reason it wasn’t that that bothered me most…
It was the fact that it was his blood, and it wasn’t that that was gross it felt…right, like it was supposed to happen and I didn’t mind it.
“I’m sorry, I just couldn’t bear to think that it was my fault if you…died” he said the last word as if it hurt him to say it. “your clothes are soaking wet…hmmm, wait here” he said then disappeared through a door on the east side of the room, now that I noticed the room was actually a bedroom, basic but elegant, furnished with what looked like antique furniture, even the bed looked like it was ancient, the wall were painted a sort of yellow-gold and the floor was covered with brown carpet. That was when I realized that I could see things better, every dust mote, and every fiber in the carpet.
“Here” he said, appearing out of nowhere, and making me jump, holding out what looked like a shirt and a pair of sweat pants, he made me jump. “Sorry”
“Thanks” I said taking the clothes from him.
“I’ll, er, just, uh, give you some privacy” he said turning and walking out of the door, at a human pace, I heard his every footstep, even the movement of the carpet under his feet.
I got dressed, it turned out that his stuff smelt just like him, sweet yet spicy. As soon as I was done I put my cold, wet stuff in my bag which had been dumped by the bed.
“Ok I'm done” I called out and Eric strolled back in.
“Better?” he asked, sitting on the bed beside me.
“Yes, uh, thanks” I said, what the hell do you say to a vampire who just saved your life but with the side-effect of being turned into a vampire ?
“Will your mother be worrying about you?” he asked, he looked like he was at a loss as to what to say as well.
“Shoot! Mum is going to kill me!” I said and reached for my bag but he caught my hand and held it, not in a restraining way but in a way as if to say ‘hold up a sec’.
“You can't go home tonight or for a while for that matter, the storm picked up and your newborn vampire body will desire blood for at least a month” he spoke slowly, trying not to scare me no doubt.
“O-ok, will I be able to see her after that month is up?”
“Yes, though you’ll have to learn the rules of vampire-hood first though”
“There are rules?” I asked, wow vamps have rules? COOL!
“yes, there is a sort of police force named the Nosufur-atu, it’s Greek for vampires, they are vicious and ruthless, if you break the law they come after you, they kill who ever disobeys them” he said, he seemed to know a lot about it.
“Wow” I said exasperated “By the way am I going to have to stay with you for a little? So long as you don’t mind that is”
“Do you mind?” he asked, his face looked…oddly worried like he wanted to hear a certain answer but thought that he wouldn’t get it.
“I’m ok with it so long as you are” I replied without hesitation, he let out a breath that he must have been holding, it tickled my back and neck.
“I'm perfectly happy with it” he said, was that happiness in his eyes?
“Why would I mind?” I asked, why was I so eager to know the answer to that question?
“You’re willing to sleep in a house with someone who nearly killed you for one”
“I'm not scared of you” I said, it was true, even if I was vampire or not he didn’t scare me.
“Well you are a very dumb for that but very intriguing at that” he said, a smile tugging at the corners of his perfect lips. Hold up! ‘Perfect lips’? Shit was I falling for this vampire? Oh for god’s sake!
I felt my cheeks get warm “I know I'm dumb, but intriguing…well no one has ever called me that”
“Now someone has, me!” he said grinning an absolutely stunning grin, oh shit, too late you have fallen for him, you have fallen for a vampire, wait you’re a vampire too!
I smiled shyly and turned away from him, my cheeks were flaming red.
“It has been a long time since I have seen a human blush, that will probably be your last blush for the rest of eternity, your human sent is fading” he commented, I could hear the sadness in his voice, he took my chin and lifted it so that he was looking into my eyes. “You want to know the reason that I saved you?”
“Yes” I whispered, it was all I could manage.
“If I can't tell you, will you allow me to show you?” he said, not removing his hand and caressing my cheek with his thumb.
“Yes” I repeated. He moved his hand to place it on one side of my face and placed his other on the other side, then he lent in slowly, checking to make sure I was ok with what he was going to do. Alert, Sophie! He is going to kiss you! My brain was screaming at me but I didn’t care, his lips touched mine and i made mine respond, I moved my hand knotted it in his hair, then moved the other to place it on the small of his back. His tongue dipped into my mouth every now and then, as did mine, then, just as my breathing was getting out of control and I had let my tongue slip into his mouth he stopped the kiss. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who’s breath was ragged.
“Wow” was all I could say. He chuckled lightly.
“Now do you see why I couldn’t just let you perish? It would have killed me to know that I could have saved you” he said, his breathing getting more regular. “I, er, well, I love you too much to let you die”
“You love me” it wasn’t a question, I was to totally stunned.
“Yes, I think I'm one of only a few vampires who fall in love with humans, well half human now” he said.
Tell him you love him back, you idiot! My brain telling me and this time I was listening “I love you too” I said, I was still stunned.
His answering smile was blinding, it made me want to kiss those perfect lips again and again and again.
“So let me get this straight, I kill you, and then save you, then kiss you and yet you love me?” he said, looking like he didn’t really understand.
“Yes, do you love me back?” I asked though I already knew the answer.
“Why don’t I prove it to you?” he said then lent down and kissed me again. “Amazing” he whispered pulling away.
“What is?” I asked, breathless.
“You! My beautiful Sophie”
I didn’t remove my hands from his back and he didn’t remove his from their positions on my neck and back.
Just at that moment my phone rang, I saw the caller ID flashing Kayla
“I need to answer this, but what excuse can I give?” I said to Eric
“Tell her you’regoing on a vacation with a friend” he said “same goes for your mother”
“With a friend” I repeated
“Hey Kayla”
“Hey loca!” she squealed.
“You need to speak with your mum, your losing your Spanish accent”
“Ok, I’ll speak to her” she grumbled “You totally made me forget why I rang you in the first place! I have a date with mark lassons!” she squealed.
“That’s great!” I said, Kayla had had a crush on mark lassons (hotness on two feet only he was nothing next to Eric) since we were in 3rd grade so I was happy for her.
“I know right?” she sounded over joyed but I was watching Eric take a knife with blood on the edge of it out of the room, while Kayla babbled on. “Sophie! Sophie!”
“Uh, um, what?” I stuttered, had she asked me something?
“Who are you with? It can't be mike because he’s with me” oh shit, I knew she would ask.
“Oh he’s just and old friend” I said smiling as Eric walked back in just as I said it. “We’re going on vacation for a while but my mum don’t know yet so…”
“He? Your friend is a he? And where are you going with him?” she sounded confused.
“Yeah-” I was about to continue but she interrupted me.
“Oh my god! Por dios! You have a boyfriend and you didn’t tell me?!?!”She was speaking fast, there’s her Spanish side that she tried to hide.
“I guess I do have a boyfriend and I only just found out myself so don’t get your panties in a wad” I said watching Eric’s face light up at the word ‘boyfriend’
“Ok, what's he like? What's his name? Do I know him?” she asked in a rush.
“He’s great, I love him, his name is Eric and no you don’t know him” I said
Eric mouthed ‘I love you too’
“Will I get to meet him?” she asked hopefully, Eric shrugged.
“Maybe” I said.
“Is he there with you?” she said lowering her voice a little.
“Yes” I said, Eric could hear every word she said.
“Tell her I said hi” Eric chuckled.
“I heard that” Kayla said with a giggle “wow, how old is he? His voice sounded deep”
“He’s, uh, a little older than us” I was suppressing laughter as I spoke and Eric was in fits, a little didn’t cover it.
“Sophie…how old?” she sounded concerned now.
“20 ok?” I said, he could pull off 20 easily.
“Phew ok, I thought you were talking like 30” she said letting out a breath which she must have been holding.
“Ew! No way! That’s gross!” I said still trying to smother my giggles.
“Good, anyway be careful if he’s older you know that well he could be after-” I didn’t let her finish.
“Kayla! Gross no! he’s not like that! He’s nice and he hasn’t done…much, we kissed but apart from that we have barely touched” I said and heard Kayla’s intake of breath.
“Oh my fucking god! You have kissed and I wasn’t informed! Details now!” she said in a rush then muttered what sounded like ‘jolines la chica esta muerta cuando le veo!’ meaning: oh my god, that girl is dead next time I see her
“Yes we kissed” should I tell her about the whole dieing thing? Eric looked at me and I mouthed it quickly he shrugged in response “he, uh, saved my life he found me in the woods where I was actually dead and he saved me”
“Wow, that’s so romantic!” she said dreamily.
“I know” I said, Eric was suddenly behind me, his hands wrapped around my waist.
“Crap mum’s here got to go” Kayla said “bye, Monday you are telling me all about Eric, oh before I go where is it you’re going?
“Eric’s dad’s lake house, bye” I flipped my phone shut and threw it into my bag, before Kayla could respond.
“Who was she?” Eric asked, his breath grazed my neck and shoulder.
“My best friend for all eternity” I said turning my head to the side so that I could see his face.
“Ah” he said, then planted a kiss on my cheek. Well damn! He smelled good too! His closeness was triggering all sorts of reactions in my body. My breath got a little out of control.
He chuckled “I am triggering human reactions in you it has been a very long time, you’ll always have those reactions though” he said, a smile spreading across his face. “I’ve never…made love, not in my very long life”
“How come?” I asked, I wasn’t volunteering…yet.
“well I was made vampire at the age of 19 and I wasn’t interested in females at that point and then I was turned into a vampire and all I was interested in was…well…blood for the first month after the change, then the woman who made me was training me to become a warrior for her and then the war broke out so I set out to fight and there was no women for miles only from towns and villages that we evacuated, though some evil souls chose to, er, take advantage of these women”
“Oh, why…oh nothing” I was about to land myself in trouble.
“Tell me, my sweet, adorable, love” he hadn’t spoken out-loud it was in my head.
“Well…I was about to say…well…why not now?” oh shit.
“I…uh…well I have no reason really” he seemed to look away as he spoke.
Well I dug my grave I might as well fill it “Don’t you ever get well…horny?”
“Of course I have been but I have never acted on it” he looked me in the eye now.
“At least we have something in common, just call me the Virgin Mary” I said sheepishly, I was on a bed with a hot guy half a foot away from me…”Let’s act on it this time” I turned to face him and kissed him. He responded more than a little enthusiastically.
That was one of the best nights of my life, and I wouldn't have given it up for the world.
Here you go guys! Thanks for reading it hope you liked it! Please comment and tell me if there is anything I can do to improve it. Oh and please excuse any mistakes in spelling or grammar.
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