Just Protect Her

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Peter's words rang through my ears, echoing in my hallow chest. Suddenly, my fearless attitude fell. I was going to lose her, and it was all because of a mistake that I'd made. If I had just taken her with me to my house, Chasity wouldn't be in there, laying on a cot and hooked up to those monitors and on the verge of dying.

Table of Contents

Phone Call

1 "Kira's on the phone Dustin," Olivia whispered, handing me the home phone. We rarely used this phone, so it was odd that Kira would... Read Chapter

Frustration

2 "Why do I have to come?" Jane whined. "Because I don't want to seem like a stalker," I replied, glaring out the windshield. ... Read Chapter

Messing with Fate

3 Whitlock Law Firm won thirty-one to nineteen. It was agood game in my own opinion, the players were a little slow, but they were hu... Read Chapter

911

4 The burning scent of blood was becoming unbearable. I could feel my body giving in, as the venom pooled in the back of my throat. ... Read Chapter

Mature

5 "Dustin," Jane warned, gripping my arm roughly. I tore my eyes from the two paramedics who were lifting Chasity up onto the stretch... Read Chapter

Does She Have Any Emotions?

6 Lucas and I found Jane curled up on a couch in the waiting room, her eyes were closed though we both knew she wasn't asleep. "C... Read Chapter

Why AM I Doing This?

7 Chasity shivered violently, goose bumps covering the skin that was visible to my eyes. I pulled back, watching her carefully. T... Read Chapter

Bite You...? Maybe

8 I'd already spoken to Chasity's nurse and I'd let her know about her rib. Karen had decided to get something to eat down stairs in ... Read Chapter

True Parents

9 I ran out of the room and down the hall. Chasity waved with a grin plastered across her face as the elevator door closed her inside... Read Chapter

Brotherly Love

10 A frown etched its way in Peter's features as he set the paper down on the floor and sat back in his chair. Like most days, he'd j... Read Chapter

The One Thing She Needs

11 My excitement about seeing Chasity quickly faded when I got to the cemetery. It wasn't hard to find everyone, the giant group of l... Read Chapter

Questions

12 I stared at her for a long moment, trying to see if this was just some game she was playing. It wasn't. Chasity really wan... Read Chapter

So What If She Didn't Hear?

13 We both stopped at Chasity's door. "It's a nice house," I complimented as I shifted my weight from one foot to the other. I di... Read Chapter

Race Against Time

14 By the time I had gotten home, I'd managed to calm myself down enough to appear normal to my family. Lucas was working on his truc... Read Chapter

Bold

15 I arrived right on time--surprise, surprise. I climbed out and leaned up against the car door to appear like I’d been waiting fo... Read Chapter

I'm Too Selfish

16 I followed Chasity up the stairs, stopping at her locker. "So this is where you go to school..." I mused. I couldn't believe t... Read Chapter

Choices

17 Second hour was hell. Third hour: torture. Forth...I'm dropping out. Fifth, well, I was ready for lunch. Let's keep it... Read Chapter

Beyond Deadly

18 Maybe if I just waited a while...until Elijah and his companions left. Chasity wouldn't be in his reach, and I could still watch o... Read Chapter

Opps

19 I was told there would be a dress code for gym. Black shorts. White T-shirts. What wasn't said, was that Chasity would be ... Read Chapter

Internal Conflicts

20 I'd driven around town--and out of town--mostly to pass time and cool off. I'd been away for maybe four or five hours. I didn't do... Read Chapter

Kiss or Kill

21 The next few days went by with ease. Chasity and I didn't fight--at all. I would drive her to and from school, help her with her h... Read Chapter

Face the Facts

22 As soon as I'd gotten home, I was immediately brought under interrogation. Peter's eyes widened in horror when he saw my irise... Read Chapter

Killer

23 Once inside the hospital, I ran to the main desk. "I need to find someone." I was close to growling. "Visiting hours are o... Read Chapter

Minor Rejection

24 Watching her sleep seemed easier than it had been earlier, in the hospital after the accident. If I wanted to hold her, I could. I... Read Chapter

Scars

26 Chasity meeting my father was very important to me. It wasn't really Peter's opinion I cared about, it was Chasity's. He could tel... Read Chapter

Birds and the Bees

27 I sat down next to her cautiously, not really knowing what to expect. With Peter, it was easy. Normally he'd talk about responsibi... Read Chapter

She's Lying

28 "Dustin, I need to talk to you," Jane said suddenly. I gave her a pleading sideways glance. She arched an eyebrow, crossing he... Read Chapter

Giving Her False Hope

29 Kira didn't stop me this time from bringing Chasity into the bathroom, and I was glad. She needed medical attention, and I couldn'... Read Chapter

Forced Thoughts

30 I had to think of something, and quick. I wanted to keep Chasity calm, but I also didn't like lying to her. I'd already lied s... Read Chapter

I Can't Say it, but I'm Sorry

31 I had been following Kira in wide circles for over two hours, never once questioning her actions out loud. Every time I even t... Read Chapter

Monster Because of What I'm Not

32 As the day continued to drag on, I had gotten a lot of time to think about the compulsion theory I had come up with, and the more ... Read Chapter

Family Matters

33 I felt my entire body turn rigid, my muscles tensing as if they were preparing for impact. "What exactly do we need to talk about?... Read Chapter

Breakdown

34 "Where is she?" I demanded as I barged into the house. I scanned the room, frantically searching for her. Olivia peered down a... Read Chapter

Room Seven

35 "Um, Dustin?" Peter looked up at me, his eyes wide in shock. Olivia had left me so I could sit in the far corner of the room a... Read Chapter

Guilty Kills

36 "What did Chasity ever do to you?!" I demanded as the two vampires that had been at Chasity's house earlier began dragging me away... Read Chapter

Come Back to Me

37 "How is she doing?" I asked as I entered Chasity's hospital room. Peter looked up at me with tired eyes. "She's stable." I... Read Chapter

The Cost of Survival

38 "Shouldn't you be heading back home too Dustin?" Karen asked as she stood up from her seat. "It's getting late, and I'm sure you h... Read Chapter

Fixing Damaged Relationships

39 For the first time in a very long time, I felt relieved. Like some giant weight, that I could actually feel, had just been lifted ... Read Chapter

Still Around

40 After I had cleaned up and changed into a fresh set of clothes, I left my house to hunt. Lucas and Jane were out somewhere in Cana... Read Chapter

Common Ground

41 "Do you even know where you're taking her?" Lucas asked as he watched me take down a buck from a high tree branch. I looked ba... Read Chapter

Blue Eyes

42 "So where would you like to go?" I asked, trying to seem as casual as possible. I felt Chasity's eyes on me as soon as she had... Read Chapter

The Real World (Nothing's Ever Fair)

43 I can pick out a movie. I told myself confidently as I carried a bunch of feathered pillows and fluffy blankets into the living ro... Read Chapter

Provoked

44 My brother's light footsteps echoed off the trees, alerting me of her presence. I stopped just as he jumped out in front of Chasit... Read Chapter

Lost

45 After Jane and Lucas had disappeared, I swiftly made my way back across the street and around the house to Chasity's bedroom windo... Read Chapter

Compliments

46 "Put her down!" I growled, watching in horror and rage as Elijah lifted Chasity up off the ground even further. What are you w... Read Chapter

Imaginary

47 As soon as my feet had touched the damp earth, Olivia had wrapped her thin arms around me tightly and buried her face in my should... Read Chapter

Epilogue

48: Epilogue "I wish you would calm down," Lucas muttered as he continued to flip through the channels. How the hell was I suppos... Read Chapter