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Two different people. Two different lives. Both running away from things they couldn't handle and didn't want to face. But a head on collision between the wounded Jacob and cunning Luz Maria maybe worth more trouble than facing the demons before them. (FIN : WASHOUT)
Disclaimer : All of the characters, situations, places, and ideas belong to their rightful owners. This story is not my speculation for what will occur in Breaking Dawn, but simply something that occurred after Eclipse. If that made any sense...
4. Diego De la Sierra
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We’ve cleaned up substantially. You can now walk though and inhabit the first floor of the manor. We also fixed up the front some. My mother wants flowers, but I like the ivy growing on the side. It’s pretty.
As of now, I am in charge of unpacking first floor goods, the few we have. No actual furniture. Luckily, this place is sightly furnished. Slightly.
All I can think of right now is that kid. Jacob. Something doesn’t make sense about this. I know it wasn’t the sleep speaking when I saw that animal or thing coming at us . . . so how could it be that it was a human being that we hit? This is becoming uncomfortably familiar . . .
I jump when I hear the bell ring. My parents are out back. I run to the door and open it. Oh joy. It’s the guy who thought I slaughtered his friend.
"Hello. Can help you?" I frown at him, something not too far from the repulsed look he has on his face.
"I know the truth." Oh crap. What truth? This isn’t fair. We’ve only just gotten here. Composure. Keep your composure Luz.
"What truth? ," I ask with an angry confused look on my face.
"Don’t play stupid with me."
"Excuse me?" My father’s voice comes from behind me. The guy looks into my father’s face.
"I know that you ran into Jacob a few nights ago."
My father’s face gives the slightest bit of worry, and I am annoyed. Fine. If he wants to play that game, so be it.
"Can I speak to you in private?"
I grab the guy’s arm and pull him to the side, away from my father.
"What are you planning to do? Report us?"
"Yes. That or some type of compensation."
I snort. "My friend, I suggest you not do that, in the best interest of everyone. I know something about you as well . . . "
He looks at me unconvinced with his hard dark eyes. Trying to intimidate me, are you? We’ll just see about that. I know I’m not the only one with secrets. I speak in a condescending tone.
"... And that is that, something struck me quite odd about that night. I mean, as we were driving, there was nothing on the road, but then, what’s this? A speeding bear! A speeding bear. Yes. At least that’s what they think. But you and me, we know better. That wasn’t a bear. And it wasn’t a human either . . . "
The guy stares at me, hard and angry. He knows I’m onto something. And I do as well. But what, I’m not exactly sure. However, this charade is quite convincing. I believe it myself.
"I don’t know what you’re talking about."
"Come now, don’t play stupid with me . . . ," I mock his very words. A cruel smile forms itself on my lips.
"What’s your name?" Suspicion drenches his words. I remain silent. "No matter. I"ll find out."
"So I take it that you’ll be dropping any charges, compensation? ," I ask smugly.
He glares at me with an unadulterated hate, as if I’ve killed his family and ripped apart his life. The look is one I’ve seen before. And once more, it is aimed at me. Must I always be the one people like to take shot at? He walks past me, to my parents who stand in the door way.
"Have a good day."
My parents nod slowly. I follow him to the door. Then makes his way out, down the path. I smile, filled with false cheery brightness, and wave enthusiastically. "See you around!"
He turns, and glares once more. And I smile at him even harder. My parents close the door. Now my face hurts and I can’t get rid of that ridiculous smile.
I have to figure this out. I would be better off not knowing, but I’ve always thought it’s better to know. Yes, it’s cutthroat, but it is better to know things like this, these dark secrets. You’ll never know when you’ll need to use them. You just have to make sure no one finds out about what’s lying in the dark corners in your closet. Or at least make sure none of what’s in there gets out . . .
How does she know? How does she know? Damn it Jacob. One little slip up and look what happens. No. There must be another way.
She sounded so sure of herself. Anyone else would have dismissed that, said it was the night playing tricks on their eyes. No. There is another reason she knows. And it’s not just the fact that Jacob did this.
Ugh. That whole damn house reeked of vampires. Disgusting. Something is not right with that family. Or at least that girl. I have to find out who she is. I’ll ask Billy if he knows. He’s a friend of the sheriff . . .
I stare at Billy talking on the phone with Charlie Swan.
"Are you sure? Really? Okay, well, I’ll see you later..Bye." Billy hangs up.
"He didn’t even know a family moved into town. But then again, he hadn’t gone outside today. He said he’ll find out what he can."
"Thanks. I"ll be back to visit Jacob soon." I get up and leave the Black residence.
This is all too. . . too odd. This doesn’t make sense. They’re keeping a low profile, that girl knows more than she should, and they came in the middle of the night. The question is why? What are they hiding? What is she hiding? Something is not right here at all.
I should send Jacob to find something out. The girl must at least have some pity on the guy she ran over, right? But I can’t tell him a thing. Anyone for that matter. At least not yet.
Diego De la Sierra
Luz Maria, Luz Maria, Luz Maria. Did you really think you could escape me that easily? It was quite foolish of you cariño.
Yes. It has been a long and hard road following you. I’ll admit, I did lose you after you went to Arizona. I was pretty sure you’d hit Nevada, or Idaho. Hell, even Wyoming. But I have friends in good places that told me they saw you in California. After that, it was all cake. So now here I am. On the state line of Washington. This feels like its coming to an end so soon. But you’ve lived what, a good sixteen, seventeen years now? Well Alejandro did too. This is all so exhilarating. Your scent was easy to follow, though I’ll give you credit for trying to hide it.
As the sun begins to set, I shift into my coyote skin.
I am a skin walker.
Like those in the legends of my past. And I will lure Luz Maria Baez out of hiding. I will take her as she took my brother, and my whole family. She is worse than any legend, any skin walker, any vampire, any fiend. This will end soon for her. I will take my revenge and no one will stop me. No one.
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- Animal Protection Laws
- Awkward Silences Will Follow
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- Secrets Don't Make Friends
- The Itsy Bitsy Spider
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