Chapter 10: Not human at all
I knew that breaking up with Alessa was the right thing to do. I didn't want to hurt her anymore and by being with her, that's all I was doing. I was lying on the couch and Kenny walked in the living room from the kitchen. "Please stop being depressed. Just me being around you is making me feel that way."
I sighed and ignored him. "I kept biting her and taking her blood. I'm so stupid."
"That’s what vampires do."
"But I'm not 100% vampire. I guess the vampire side outshined the human side of me." Kenny sat in the chair that was at the desk.
"Well just start messing around with vampires." I gave him a look like he was stupid. Which he was.
"Shut up." I said.
"What about that Alison girl? You like her right?"
"Why does everyone think I like her? She's just a friend."
"But you told me that when you think about her, you don't think about her blood you just think about as a person whereas for Alessa, her blood was all you could think about. Explain that to me, Dalton." Sometimes I hated when Kenny was smart.
"I don't like Alison, okay?" The front door suddenly flew open and Cyan was limping through the door with an object in his leg. He slammed the door shut and sat next to me. I looked closely and it was a stake in his leg. My eyes grew wide. Cyan gripped onto it and yanked it out. He dropped it and it clattered on the floor. Me and Kenny looked wide eyed at Cyan. He finally looked at me.
"There's a vampire hunter is town." He said. I looked at him questioningly.
"Whoever did it, I couldn't see them but their scent repelled me. I don't know what happened."
"Are you okay?" I asked. He nodded. A vampire slayer. Here? "You think it's a human?" I asked. Cyan looked at me shocked. Either it was because he was considering that it could be or because he hadn't expected me to ask that question.
"Humans aren't supposed to know about us." Cyan said examining his leg where the wound from the stake use to be. He pulled his pant leg down.
"Well yeah but we can trust him. There are other humans who must never know about us. Ever. Do I make myself clear, Dalton?" I nodded. Cyan nodded and got up going up the stairs.
I sighed and ran my fingers in my hair out of irritation. There's a hunter in town? What the hell?
"What are you going to do?" Kenny asked. I shrugged. What could I do?
"I guess I just have to be more careful."
The next morning, I got in the shower and got dressed. It was going to be a long day. I actually have to go to school and see the face of the girl’s heart I broke. I came downstairs and Cyan was drinking a cup of blood. “Good morning.” He said looking at me.
“What’s so good about this morning?” I asked. I went into the kitchen and got out a glass. I poured some orange juice and went to the refrigerator. I opened a bag of blood and poured it into the orange juice. I got a spoon and mixed it together.
Cyan walked in sipping the blood out of his cup and leaning against the counter. “How long did it take you to get over Summer?” I asked.
Cyan looked down at the floor. “I’m still not over her, Dalton.” I took a sip from my cup. The blood and juice made a dark orange color and it tasted good together.
“Will I ever get over Alessa?” I asked. Cyan shrugged. “No one knows the future, Dalton. All you have to do is take it one step at a time. At least the girl you love isn’t dead.” He reminded me. He was right. The human he loves is dead and will never return. But I’m going to see my human in school today.
“Sorry, you’re right. I should stop moping.” I gulped down all of the blood and orange juice. “I have to go.”
“Have fun.” Cyan called as I walked out of the kitchen.
“Funny.” I said as I walked out of the door. Kenny was waiting for me. I placed my hands in the pockets of my black jacket. “Are you going to be okay?” I shrugged. Maybe I will be, maybe I won’t be. I don’t know but what I did know is that me and Alessa can never be together again. High school waits. More like hell. As soon as I walked into the school, the first person I noticed was Alison. She was talking to other girls. Her black curly hair was thrown over her shoulder. She had on a white shirt with a black vest and black jeans with black boots on. She had a skull head ring on. Her earrings were skull heads. I smiled at the sight of her.
“Someone is obviously drooling over someone they claim they don’t have feelings for.” Kenny said smiling. I glared at him.
He smiled back at me. “Come on, you obviously want her. I’m sure you didn’t break up with Alessa just because you wanted her blood. Seems like there was another reason. Right?” Kenny’s voice trailed off as I stared at Alison and her perfect face. It was pale and flawless. Her eyes met mine and she smiled widely. I couldn’t help but smile back. She said something that looked like ‘bye’ to whoever she was talking to and she came over to me.
“Hey, Dalton. What’s going on?” She asked. Kenny patted my shoulder. “I’ll see you later, Dalton.” He said.
“Nothing much. You?” I asked. She shrugged. “I’m going to get in major trouble for not doing my biology homework but other than that, I should be fine.”
“Why didn’t you do the homework?” I asked.
“I didn’t know how. Maybe later, we can go to the library and you could tutor me.” She said. She didn’t say it in a flirtatious way. It was like she really did need my help. I bit my lip and saw Alessa. She looked upset as she walked by us.
“I…….I’ll be back.” I said. I walked pass Alison and followed Alessa down the hallway. She stopped and went to her locker. She turned the lock. I leaned against the locker next to hers. Her eyes were watery as she looked up at me.
“Alessa, I’m sorry.” I said.
“You told me you didn’t like her. Why did you lie to me?” She asked. I shook my head. “I didn’t. I don’t like Alison. We’re just friends.” I said. Alessa opened her locker and got her book bag out.
“I see how you look at her, Dalton. I’m not stupid.” She closed her locker and sniffed. I continued to follow her down the hallway.
“Alessa, I just don’t want you to hate me.” I admitted. She turned to me. “What do you want, Dalton. What do you truly want? You don’t want me. You don’t want her. What do you want?” She asked. I looked down at the floor trying to find out the same thing.
“I can tell you what I don’t want. I don’t want to hurt anybody I care about.” I admitted. Alessa bit her lip and a tear slowly slid down her cheek. “What do you mean by hurt?” She asked. I shook my head. “I can’t tell you.” I said. Alessa rolled her eyes, slowly turned and walked away.
I watched her as she walked away from me. I hated that I keep hurting her. Rather I’m not telling her the truth or I’m feeding from her.
“You okay?” Said a sudden high voice. I turned around to see Alison with a worried expression on her face.
I shrugged. “I broke up with Alessa and she’s angry with me now.”
“Well……getting your heart broken isn’t easy.” She looked at me with remorse in her eyes.
“Yeah…..I know.” I said. The bell rang and we began walking to mythology. When we got into the classroom, Mr. DeLoric was smiling at us sitting on his desk.
“Nice of you to join us, Alison, Dalton.” He said nodding at us. We sat down in our seats and waited for Mr. DeLoric to begin.
His smile slightly disappeared. “Have you all heard about the disappearance of one of the teachers?” He asked. I looked at Alison who had a blank expression on her face.
“Yeah, he disappeared and the police went to check out his house and his car and all of his clothes are at his house. Nothing is missing except for him. Mr. Allen.”
“Our Gym teacher?” Alison asked. Mr. DeLoric asked nodded. “But we don’t all want to jump to conclusions.” He said. Then his eyes shot to mine.
“Dalton, you look so pale. What’s the matter?” He asked. It sounded as if he was teasing me. I shook my head. “Nothing, it’s just a shock to me. That’s all.” I said. Cyan knows never to feed on important people. People who other people would notice if they were missing.
“You sure, Dalton? Sure that’s the reason?” He asked raising his eyebrow.
“Are you thinking there’s another reason?” I asked glaring at him. Mr. DeLoric had a smirk on his face. “Let’s talk after class, Dalton.” He said turning around. What was this guy’s problem? Really. Did he know about my secret? Was he going to try to expose me? I had to tell Cyan about this.
When class was over, Alison waved at me and walked out of class. I went to Mr. DeLoric’s desk. He cocked his head to the side. “So you know nothing about the disappearance?” He asked.
“I already told you no.” I said. He nodded. “If you say so, Dalton.”
“Do you hate me?” I asked.
Mr. DeLoric simply smiled and said, “No, Dalton. I just know when I see a monster.” His eyebrows pulled together.
“Excuse me?” I asked. His smiled widened. “How’s Cyan?” He asked. My eyes widened. How did he know Cyan? “Tell him I said hello.” Mr. DeLoric said. I stood there, confused and slightly scared. “O-Okay.” I whispered as I slowly turned and walked out of the class room. I was confused and I didn’t know what to do about this situation. What did he mean he knows when he sees a monster? I’m not a monster. Am I? The only person I have ever fed on was Alessa and I regret it deeply. I needed to know what is going on because Mr. DeLoric is really starting to piss me off.
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