Blood Red Lilies, Black Skylarks

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
When Lily and Sky Eversley move to Forks, they are expecting a quiet, uneventful, normal life... For vampires anyway. But that is definitely the last thing they got. Instead, they enter the world of the werewolves, find themselves being charged with a death sentence by people they thought of as family, and achieve a next level kind of crazy in their lives.
Will they be caught? Will they lose everything? Or will they find their very own happily ever after?
Who knows...

Submitted: November 11, 2015

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Chapter One

 

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Skylark, or Sky, had chosen not to join her parents and sister in their SUV, preferring to zoom ahead in her new sleek black Lamborghini Adventador. The car purred softly as it drove along the tarmac. She gave an unbothered shrug at the speed limit sign and just accelerated to a speed well above it. ‘Oh well.’ She thought smugly. ‘Road signs are more like guidelines anyway.’ She used her vampire senses to help her navigate the twists and turns of the road so she wouldn’t crash her baby as her mind wandered. She knew there were other vampires in Forks, and two werewolf packs in LaPush, as she’d briefly met one member of each group a number of years ago. She had been texting two of them over the past week. As though he knew she had been thinking about him, Jacob Black sent her a text. He was one of the werewolves, the Alpha of the smaller pack. Picking up her phone from the passenger seat, Sky read the message.
‘Wassup?’
She laughed and locked the phone, choosing not to reply. Instead, she took one hand off the wheel to spin her fox red hair into a messy bun. Strands fell down around her face but it didn’t matter to her, as she knew it probably made it look better. She flicked her eyes up to check her reflection in the mirror. Covering her unusually coloured eyes was a pair of large sunglasses that she was only wearing to protect her heightened eyesight. She was also wearing a sort of dress, only it looked more like a skirt and top. It was one of her favourites, classy and classic, black and cream. It made her skin look smooth and set off the high cheekbones that made her look slightly catlike. The lack of actual sleeves on the dress showed off her toned arms- the result of a childhood full of hard training. Her dark eyelashes fanned against her cheeks beneath the sunglasses when she blinked, tickling her face.
 Because she was half werewolf she had to breathe and all that but she could do almost everything vampires could. Her chest rose and fell normally but her heartbeat was about three times faster than a normal human one. Her bad temper often made her heart beat even faster. Smirking coyly at her reflection, she was amused by the knowledge that humans were sometimes dazed by her rare smiles. She had perfectly straight, white teeth with ever so slightly too sharp looking upper canines that gave her a dangerous edge. Sighing, she turned her gaze back to the road as she drove into Forks, ignoring the people that stopped and stared.
 They’d been staring last time her family had come here too. Of course they had. New people to a small town, with flashy, expensive cars. All mysterious and incredibly attractive. Friendly with the Cullens, who almost always kept to themselves. Clearly nothing interesting ever happened here if they got excited when new people turned up. At least, that’s how the humans all saw it. Sky was mildly amused by the thought, her smile returning, her dimples showing themselves.
 After driving straight through the main town and on a little further, Sky pulled onto a side road going through the forest and then turned onto a long dirt drive that lead to a house. The house stood by a river, tall and intimidating with the dark pines that surrounded it seeming to lean in as though to protect it. It looked just right, not too dark and just a little bit closed off so they could have their privacy. The light trickle of water made the scene tranquil and relaxing, perfect.
 Sky opened the car door and placed a booted foot on the ground, following it with the other until she stood beside the vehicle. Leaning her hip against the door once she’d closed it, she peered up at her new home, waiting impatiently for the rest of her family to turn up. She tapped her foot on the ground, admiring the combat boots that somehow worked perfectly with her dress. They were her favourite shoes because they went with anything and they hurt when she kicked people with them. She pondered how long it would be before she got into a fight with anyone…

 

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Lily rolled her eyes at the back of her twin sister’s head, watching her speed off in her car. It was a beautiful machine, but Lily had chosen a deep red Ferrari California as her car this time. She wasn’t driving it yet though because they were waiting for it to be made and then shipped out to their new house. She leaned forward and stuck her head between the two front seats, in which sat her parents, Afton and Chelsea Eversley.
“Can I get out please?” she asked them, giving her mother puppy dog eyes, which always worked. Chelsea sighed.
“Go on then. Just try not to hit anything, and that includes your sister.” She nodded to Afton, who pulled over to one side of the road.
“Have fun.” He grinned as she shut the door behind her and they drove off. Lily sucked in a deep breath, taking in the pine and earth smell of her new home. She already loved it here, even though she knew she’d miss Venice. Clearing thoughts of Italy from her mind, she focused on the trees surrounding her, pushing her senses out until she knew every square inch of the forest at least ten miles in each direction. Then she started running, her long auburn hair flying out behind her, the bright ginger streaks going through it catching the light and making it look like she was being chased by fire. She picked up speed until she was moving faster than the human eye could keep up with. She sped past her parents in their SUV, and could hear Sky’s Lamborghini getting closer. Before she reached it though, she heard it turn off the road and onto the grassy driveway of their new home.
Lily quickly changed course and followed, jumping up and leaping through the trees, swinging and dancing from branch to branch. She caught sight of the large, slightly out of place house and landed just in front of her sister, a mischievous grin on her face.
"Hey.”


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