Growing up around vampires sounds tough right? How about growing up with them as your parents? Trust me even tougher. Then a shred of hope. A boy that I immediately fall for and with the same problem I've grown up with. However, is he hiding something...something he's ashamed of? Let's only hope that this dream boat can stay afloat...
Nothing is mine (of course) except the character (well some of the characters). I thought of this just a little bit ago and I hope you like it.
7. A Life With No Lies
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My whole life I had lived with a sense of not knowing things. For some reason in the back of my head my life didn't add up. However, because I am the most stubborn person alive, I shushed the voice every time it crept up on me. And for a whole other reason this voice in the back of my head was a woman with a soft, sweet, melodic voice that soothed me when I was sad or gave me answers in a problem. The voice was unrecognizable I couldn't remember ever hearing such a sweet voice. But somehow I always knew to listen for it in times of need.
Today the voice said nothing.
Monday's were probably the worst of my days out of the seven. It was a horrible day when I realized I had to go to school to learn things that I didn't want to learn and pack my head full of knowledge that I truly would never need. Of course the response to that statement was the teacher saying 'You never know when you'll be on Jeopardy!!' then they would laugh and go back to what they were ranting about.
This Monday however was a major exception. I didn't want to be in the same five mile radius as my parents let alone the same house. School was a relief.
I lazily cracked my eye open and saw something shimmering where Nick had slept next to me last night. Propping myself up on one elbow to look at the shimmering object I saw a note sitting next to it.
My eyes filled with tears as I saw a silver snowflake charm hanging off a silver chain, more beautiful then anything I had ever seen. I picked up in the not instantly and deciphered Nick's handwriting
'Emma if I had a snowflake for every time I thought of you, we would never have school. You're so beautiful. Love you -Nicholas (yours)'
The tears overflowed as I read through it and overflowed even more as I realized that I felt myself falling for him. Falling for something (or someone I hadn't figured that out yet) that I had feared my whole life.
It was raining in Forks (surprise surprise) as I walked outside to my car. My necklace shimmered happily, even under the dark clouds of Forks. The rain was muted as I opened the door and sat down in the drivers seat. With the rain drumming and the wind whistling through the cracks in the car, the song 'Smother Me' by The Used came into my head. It was one of the few Used songs that I enjoyed and it was also one of the songs that Nick had played (and sang in my direction) when we were at Port Angeles.
Whitney met me at my car, her hood up, and a smile on her face.
"What are you smiling at?" I asked, almost yelled over the roar of the wind.
"I heard about you and Nick. At Port Angeles you know?" She said, still grinning as she followed me to the cafeteria where the students were gathered to hide from the rain fall, "Wait...what's this?" She asked, suddenly flashing her hand out and grabbed the necklace, nearly choking me, "This is amazing! It's so beautiful!"
"Nick got it for me. I thought it was beautiful too. He gave it to me last night...waiting who told you about Port Angeles?" I asked as I pulled the necklace away from her hands and pushed the hood down off my head as we sat down next to each other at an empty table in the cafeteria where everyone was taking refuge.
"Trevor Adler, he's told everyone." Whitney said with a tone like 'you should know this DUH!'
I shook my head and pulled my undone Chemistry homework when I felt a finger tap my shoulder. I turned and saw Nick's smiling face looking down at me. His blue eyes sparkled, his smile spoke a thousand words, and I felt my heart flutter with joy. For the first time in my life when I looked up into his eyes I felt my life had no lies hidden within it. It was just him...being him...(perfect him I might add)!
"Hello gorgeous," Nick said playfully as he sat down next to me, pulling his Chemistry book out as well, "How did you sleep?" He winked and I smiled widely.
"Great!" I said, spatting his arm playfully, "How well did you sleep?"
"I slept VERY well," He said, giving me another wink then burying his face in the book.
Whitney stared at me wide-eyed as Nick and I began to share answers (I admit he gave me most of them). She laughed when he began to tickle me and then gasps when I nearly fell backwards from laughing so much. She was shocked and so was I...Nick was acting like a full fledged boyfriend.
The day went by in a solid blur. Every class I had with Nick flew by to fast and every class I didn't have with him crawled by painfully. Nick and I were the talk of the school and I knew it. Honestly, it made me feel good to now be the envy of all the other girls. Wait...was that bad? I personally didn't care I was walking on air as sixth hour rolled around and I strutted into class. My smile widened as I saw a short, pixie girl sitting next to Nick...Alice. She had quickly become my favorite of the Cullen girls. She was fun, cute, and peppy.
"Hey Emma!" She squealed running up to big me a near back breaking hug. For such a small vampire she sure had strength, "I didn't know you had this class...well I did but I didn't let Nick know! I thought I would stop in and invite you to dinner!"
"Tonight?" I asked, taking a seat next on the other side of Nick.
"Of course tonight silly!" She said, as if I was the crazy person walking into a classroom to just ask her nephew's girlfriend to come to dinner.
"Well then of course I'll come," I said, pleased that I got to break my plans of spending the evening ignoring/avoiding my parents.
"YAY!" She squealed for the finally time, hugged me again, and jogged out of the room, waving as she went.
"She's insane," Nick said, laughing as I sat down, "Sorry about that Alice can be a bit..."
"Awesome?" I finished hesitantly.
"Whatever you say dear," Nick smiled perfectly crookedly again and my heart fluttered as it had when he kissed me in the car that night.
No matter how much I loved being with Nick, I loved being out of school too. When the bell finally rang, I sprang up and marched out the door triumphantly. I had made it through another day in the most boring place in the world. It was raining still, a misty rain that reminded me of movies. I threw my bag down under the short awning to keep dry then ran out into the rain. I threw my hands up above my head and spun around, letting it damp my hair. Then I laughed as Nick shook his head at me from the sidewalk, looking perfect, staring at me from under the shadow of his hood, his blue eyes staring at me and a smile glinting in them.
Suddenly, as I was spinning lazily around in my dizzy circle, Nick caught me around the waist and pulled me to him. He had let his hood down and was also letting a smile play on his lips, it was a smile that nearly made me melt where I was standing. Even more perfectly, he looked better out in the rain then under the awning, with his hair becoming wet like mine and water dripping down his face. As the thoughts crossed my mind, my face grew red and Nick's smile grew wider. With one last look at my eyes he settled one arm on the small of my back, one around my neck, and kissed me with cold, wet lips. My body shivered and he grew me closer, sending a wave of heat through my body.
As quickly as he had grabbed me Nick pulled back, smiling as he did so. For a moment I stood, letting the rain wake me up but then I noticed Nick held his hand out to me and I took it, following him to my car.
"I'll come pick you around five alright?" He asked, giving me one kiss on the forehead and then on the nose, "Be nice to your parents they were good people-"
I groaned, "Please let's not talk about them. I just had the perfect 'kissing in the rain' movie moment and I don't want to ruin the feeling!"
"You are way too cute," He said, quickly gave me a kiss on the lips and started to walk away, "Remember five o'clock!" He called over his shoulder.
It was the after shock that made you feel good. The after perfect kissing moment that made you realize that just happened. The feeling made it hard to concentrate on the road but I did as well as I could and finally made it down the drive way and up to the house.
That was when I noticed something was wrong. The house didn't look right? Maybe that was it. Honestly, it just looked vacant or wrong some how. Living with vampires had taught me to be cautious so I sloughed it off to just being paranoid and jogged up to the house to escape the rain.
It was warm in the house. My parents turned up the heat just for me and my body heating needs. The main thing I noticed was that it was very dark with all the lights shut off and the curtains closed. Then a worrisome feeling hit me in the pit of my stomach.
"Mom?" silence. "Dad?" silence.
"Hello Emma." I was a dark voice, but it was also calling. I turned around to see a pair of dark red eyes.
But before I could scream, a flash of white hit me from the side. A moment later the pain came.
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