“So, this is the girl Johnny?” One of the boys stepped forward as he pointed to me.
“You won’t believe what we found! You won’t believe what’s coming here later!” Another boy shouted.
Dally also stepped forward. “You won’t believe what we just discovered.”
I didn’t know where to look. Almost every pair of eyes in the small enclosure was staring pointedly at me. I was still huddled against the hard wall and didn’t have any plans to change that. There I felt secure, safe.
Plus, this coven of vampires didn’t seem that dangerous. They didn’t seem to loathe me or anything else that I was worried about. On the contrary, they looked, well, fond of me.
Johnny looked up at the boy who still had his finger pointed at me. “Yep, Pony this is the girl that will win us the fight.” What was he talking about? What fight? What was so special about me that could win said fight?
Dally cleared his throat. Obviously, he felt that his news was the most important and urgent. “Well if no one wants to know my news, then…” He trailed off slowly.
“Aw cut it out, Dall. The rest of us have news that I am sure are more important then yours.” groaned a raven-haired boy.
“Well, how would you like to hear” Dally started but then was cut off as soon as the raven-haired boy spoke again.
“We found another coven of vampires. And they agreed to help us get our land back, mainly because they have the same type of morals as we do.”
“Really?” he asked disbelief apparent in his voice.
“Uh hu. They’re coming here later.”
“Wow,” this time it was Johnny who had spoken. Dally was once again clearing his throat annoyingly loud and everyone turned towards him. “What Dall?” Johnny asked while rolling his eyes.
“This boy,” he said while gesturing to Jake. “Is a werewolf. Or at least is half of one. I’m not sure, but I’m sure you remember those Indian myths. Well, his skin is burning hot. And not just to me, to her, too.”
“What do you mean?” Pony asked.
“Touch his skin and you’ll see what I mean. But she’s normal.” Without any hesitation what-so-ever the six remaining boys walked forward. Jake pulled his lips above his teeth and growled menacingly. Not one of them backed away. Jake seemingly gave up and the boys approached him with outstretched arms.
Each of them jumped away as their skin touched his flesh. They walked away, shaking their heads in confusion.
Outside, there was suddenly a symphony of sticks creaking and crackling. The other vampires were coming. What were they going to be like?
The first one stepped through the cave opening and I looked up from my wringing hands. It was Edward Cullen. He looked gaping back at me. His siblings and two others followed. They were vampires.
The Cullen siblings looked surprised, but none of them looked shocked like Edward. He just kept gaping at me, wordlessly.