Everlasting Breath

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

Chapter 13 (v.1) - Agony of a Once Friend

Submitted: September 21, 2008

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Chapter 13: Agony of a Once Friend

“Victoria! Are you okay?! Victoria?!” I opened my eyes and saw Dante’s face in mine and felt him holding me.

“I….I can’t believe it….” I whispered.

“What?!”

“She can’t handle what I have shown her. It isn’t a surprise. I told you that you couldn’t deal with the truth of my situation.” She perked her nose up again, crossing her arms.

I started to feel the pain from my broken bones and tried to curl myself into a ball. Dante picked me up lightly and I winced under the slight pressure of his arm against my broken rib.

“April! What did you do to her?!” Dante shouted.

“One of her ribs is broken, one of her arms, and one of her fingers, as well.” My father walked over, looking down at me in Dante’s arms.

“She got what she deserved Hmph, she could never be more powerful than I am. She’s wasting her time.” She walked back toward the house.

At this point, I didn’t give a crap about my wounds or broken bones. I didn’t care about her past or anything that had to do with her. I wanted to kill her. I wanted to get it over with.

I jumped out of Dante’s arms, focusing on my bones. I mended them, one by one with my mind, invisible sutures keeping them together. I smiled at her back as she walked away, unaware that I waited behind her.

Victoria, I know that she’s wrong, but please, you’re going to get yourself killed. Come on, kid, calm down, my father thought.

Sorry dad, this time, I’m not going to back down and give up. I’ve done it one too many times in my life, I thought back.

“Victoria, please don’t.” Dante whispered.

I lightly pushed him out of the way and he followed. I could feel my crowd of friends growing closer around me and following, as well.

“Hey! April!” I shouted. I stood with my hands on my hips and creased my forehead in anger.

“Back for more, little girl?” She asked.

“I don’t care if I die fighting for something I believe it. As long as you die with me, I’m fine with it.”

“Vikki! Please don’t Vikki! Please!” I looked down to see Xavier at my side, pulling at my shirt. I wanted to let go of this and I just wanted to be happy; but I could tell that April just wasn’t about to let that happen.

“Xavier, go back to Melissa. I’ll be fine, I promise.” I smiled down to him.

I watched as his little eyes filled with tears again and I closed my eyes, trying to keep the smile on my face. I needed him to understand that I had to do this, but how would I explain such a thing to a child? I was utterly confused, but I knew I was doing the right thing; not only for his future, but for the future of all of the vampires.

“You just won’t give up, will you?” April laughed.

“I’ll fight with you, Vikki!” I heard Nikki’s small voice next to me now and I looked at her, smiling brightly.

I looked behind me for a split second and watched as, one by one, my friends nodded their heads.

I hated what I was about to do, but I knew I had to do it to survive and to beat April.

I concentrated on all of their minds at once, holding them in place. I gave them all strict commands to follow and made them all nod, once again.

I watched them start to move forward behind me, eyes glued on April’s face.

“You cannot beat me in my own game, Victoria!” She screamed.

Just then, five dark figures made their way out of the house and into the courtyard, surrounding April. I had forgotten about the rest of the elders, and apparently, she had also.

They all snarled in my direction at once and I screamed, Fight! In my head.

At once, all of my friends ran at the elders and the elders ran at my friends. They collided in a mass of bodies. I heard screams, rips, and cracks. I then made my way through them, watching venom squirt from mouths, seeing skin being ripped apart.

I found my prey. I closed my eyes again and looked to the heavens. I need your help, mom. Please help me.

Just then, I felt myself growing stronger. I felt myself growing in power. I felt my eyes flicker as I looked for April, focusing on her face.

An expression of terror came across her face as she stared at me. I walked slowly past everyone, feeling wind blowing around everywhere. I saw the leaves bustle hastily. The trees started to bend. The house started to shake.

Everyone stopped what they were doing to look at me as I strode at a steady pace toward what I wanted.

“You will die, today.” I growled. My voice sounded so low it almost scared me, but I stalked forward.

I felt rain drops start to pour from the sky and everyone looked up, feeling it smack against their skin. My hair dripped with the wetness and I could feel my skin boiling, even though the rain was cold.

Victoria, I love you. Dante thought.

I closed my eyes for a moment, soaking in his words. This was all for him. This was all for Xavier and Nikki and my father. This was for our future, even if I wasn’t present in it.

I picked all of the trees up, I smashed all of the windows and gathered their glass, and I stopped all of the rain from falling.

“Okay, okay! Victoria, we can talk about this! Please! We can talk!” April was trying to reason with me, although all I could see was red in my eyes. I saw her dying, I saw her in agony, and I saw light.

I first threw all of the trees at her, as I had before, crushing her under their weight. She screamed in pain but healed her wounds just as quickly.

She stood back up, throwing the trees off of her and staring deathly into my eyes.

I looked to the glass, signaling the pieces, one at a time, to cut her. I cut her across the face, across her chest, down her legs, up her arms. She cried out but I didn’t stop. I could feel my father trying to control my mind, trying to make me calm, but it was too late for that.

I watched her mangled body as she stood there, trying to heal her wounds. I focused on them, ripping them open further as she screamed again. I laughed and looked to the sky, making the rain fall again. As I laughed louder, the thunder grew louder, the rain fell harder, and the sky grew darker.

“Stop!” She shouted.

“You’re weaker than me!” I shrieked.

“Okay! You’re stronger than me, just please stop! I can’t take it anymore! I’m ripping apart!”

I looked at her body once again, seeing the clear liquid flow out of her large wounds. Her face yelled agony and the warmth in my heart started to flow back. I wanted to kill her, but she was right; I wasn’t strong enough.

I ripped her wounds once more, pulling them apart further, just so that she would get my message.

“Okay!” She screamed and looked up to the sky.

I let my guard down just a bit to test her. I saw if she would try to retaliate; but she didn’t. She fell to her knees, bringing her cut arms to her face and crying out.

I mutilated her quite well, I thought. My father nodded.

“Do you give up, then?!” I shouted.

“Yes…” she whispered.

I walked toward her slowly, crossing my arms. The rain slowed and the thunder stopped as I calmed myself. The sky even cleared up a little, the sun peaking through the grey clouds.

I finally reached her and looked down on the top of her head as she curled herself into a ball on the stone ground. I heard her sob lightly and I laughed under my breath.

“You can’t beat me.” I finally said.

She looked up slowly, her eyes filled with dark tears. I would have thought her eyes were bleeding, if I had just glanced. Her tears were a dark crimson, as were her sparkling eyes. I could tell she was defeated from the sorrowful look on her face.

“I’m done.” She said.

I nodded and helped her up, being careful not to squeeze her wounds. She stood next to me, silent for awhile and Dante walked over, hugging me tightly.

Don’t ever scare me like that again, he thought.

I kissed his cheek and a tear ran down his face.

“I love you,” I mouthed.

“I love you, too.”

(Sorry this one's a little short...)


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