Thank you for the Venom
Starts at Ch. 17 of New Moon. What if it hadn't been Alice who was waiting for Bella, but someone else? Banner made by me ^^ What do you think?
This idea has been bouncing around in my head for sometime and I finally decided to put it on the archives. I am somewhat disappointed with some of the other stories (not all) like this there are out there so I hope mine is good. Stole the title off a MCR song name ^^ Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer is the God who created the wonderful characters I enjoy playing with. I own nothing and My Chemical Romance owns the title.
4. Ch.4 The Café
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"Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs."
The café I had chosen for our meeting was small and unpretentious. The inside was done in varying shades of black and grey and there were mismatched chairs at wrought iron tables. If vampires existed the way Hollywood made us, then this would definitely be the kind of place where we could be found.
I saw the couple from before at a secluded booth in the back. They heard my almost silent approach and looked up, wary.
“Umm, hi.” I said as I reached the table. The man looked at me distrustfully while the woman on his side kept her face carefully blank.
“Sorry about earlier. Can I sit?” I asked cautiously. The man nodded and I sat opposite of him and I was guessing his girlfriend. A waitress headed over to where we were sitting in an awkward silence. Her name tag read Donna and her face brightened considerably when she saw the man across from me.
“Can I get you anything, o’ lord of darkness?” Donna asked, fluttering her eyelashes.
I raised one eyebrow and had to resist the urge to laugh. I didn’t like laughing. It still hurt. The woman beside him let out a low growl before he gave her a sharp look.
“No thank you, miss. We’ll be quite fine.” His voice was like silk, and he spoke as if he was from the 19th century.
Donna walked away her face slipping into a pout. The man then turned on me.
“You, what do you want with us?” He demanded. I expected as much. I pretty much kicked him out of a hotel restaurant then told him to meet up with me, all while he couldn’t see me.
“I have no particular interest in you, I’m just curious as to why you were at the hotel. Oh, and my name’s Is, not You. “
“Alexander and Lillian Williams.” Alexander gestured vaguely to himself and the girl, Lillian, beside him.
I now took a good look at their appearance. Lillian had raven colored, shoulder length hair, looked to be about 5"4, and had the beautiful features of a vampire. Alexander had the same colored hair, but his was cropped shorter, he too had a handsome look, and seemed to be about 6"1. They both had on simple clothes that wouldn't grab attention but you could tell they were designer brand. Figures, every vampire besides myself is made of money.
Alexander raised his eyebrows and I noticed I had been staring. If I was still human I would have been blushing like mad, but I wasn't so I shrugged and grinned sheepishly.
"So what were you two doing at the hotel?" I asked breaking the silence.
"Not that it's any of your business, but were on another honeymoon." Alexander replied.
"Oh." I said.
The twin holes in my chest ripped themselves open and I swiftly disappeared. I didn't need these two complete strangers to see how much pain I was in. Any mention of happy couples sent waves of agony over me. Luckily there weren't alot of real couples in Vegas.
"Are you alright?" I heard Lillian question.
I looked up a little startled. Besides being the first words she had spoken all night, they made me wonder if I was visible. Putting out the arm that had been wrapped around my torso, I was reassured slightly that it wasn't there. I reappeared after looking around to make sure no one was watching.
"Sorry about that, and your evening. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Vegas." I said, wincing slightly at how false my voice sounded. I got up fluidly and headed towards the exit.
I looked over my shoulder, confused to see Lillian waving me back. I walked towards the booth and sat down eyeing Lillian cautiously.
"Yes?" I asked guarded. They both seemed puzzled by my reaction.
"Would you like to get together again sometime?" Lillian inquired, hesitantly.
I wouldn't mind seeing them again. I hadn't been able to talk to anyone freely for a long time, but I knew better. If I let these people in, even just barely, it would add another hole. I wouldn't be able to deal with another one. Wasn't two enough?
I opened my mouth to politely decline but Alexander held up a hand to stop me.
"We won't leave you alone until you say yes." He told me.
I looked Alexander over carefully, gauging how much truth was in that statement. He didn't seem to be bluffing, but he also didn't seem to happy about having to tell me this. I gathered Alexander was the kind of husband who wanted to give their wife everything. I used to know someone like that. Him. I clutched at my sides and rested my head on the table, no longer caring if they saw this or not.
"Alex, do something!" I could hear Lillian whisper to him. Her voice sounded alarmed. I felt bad for worrying her and it made the misery worse.
"What do you want me to do Lily?" Alexander hissed back, frantically.
I managed to pull myself together enough to sit up straight. I was ruining their honeymoon. I may resent the fact that they had each other but it was nothing personal. After all, why weren't others allowed to be happy just because I couldn't?
"Sorry you had to see that. I hope you enjoy the rest of your, umm, honeymoon." I achieved, after a brief struggle, to say. I got up for a second time and headed towards the exit.
I didn't get very far because the floor began to rapidly swell to my face. Someone managed to catch me before the impact however. I never fell much anymore. I was graceful but my recent bout of pain must have taken my balance.
"Alex, we can't just leave her. Did you see how much pain she was in?" I could hear Lillian say.
Alexander grumbled a reply, but I wasn't paying enough attention to catch the words. I continued to hover about an inch away from the ground for a few moments, then I was unexpectedly in Alexander's arms. My eyes, which had closed, now flew open and I glared at him.
"What are you doing?" I asked him, indignantly. "I can walk."
"Apparently not, because I just saved you from tripping." Alexander told me amused.
I folded my arms over my chest and sulked as he carried me out of the cafe with Lillian on his side.
"Ahh, where are we going?" I questioned, worriedly.
They both ignored me and continued walking down the street. Every step brought us closer to the strip.
The pain had subsided to a dull roar and I was beginning to get strange looks from the people passing by.
"You can put me down now." I told Alexander quietly.
He looked at me for a few moments, then complied. As soon as my feet touched the ground I prepared to take off. Just as I was about to start running I felt a cool hand grip my upper arm.
"Not so fast Is. You're coming with us.
"I looked at Alexander dubiously. There wasn’t much he could do that would stop me from leaving. I could dematerialize. In all meanings of the word.
“Please, please, please?” Lillian chanted.
She had on the most heart-breaking expression. It didn’t work on me but I was starting to get lonely. I let out a resigned sigh.
“Where are we going?” I asked again.
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