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Follow Me

Summary:
The year is 1948 and I’ve been wandering alone now for eighteen years since I saw my vision of him; my destiny. I don’t know his name and I don’t know where I’m supposed to meet him, all I do know is that he is exactly like me; damned. Damned to an eternal life of being undead and yet with him I know I can be happy with this life. But he isn’t the only one I’m seeking out, but it would be better for me to find him first so we can search out the others together.


Notes:
I do not own any characters belonging to SM, nor the song, "I'm With You" which belongs to Avril.


1. With You

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I'm standing on a bridge
I'm waiting in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
There's nothing but the rain
No footsteps on the ground
I'm listening but there's no sound


The year is 1948 and I’ve been wandering alone now for eighteen years since I saw my vision of him; my destiny. I don’t know his name and I don’t know where I’m supposed to meet him, all I do know is that he is exactly like me; damned. Damned to an eternal life of being undead and yet with him I know I can be happy with this life. But he isn’t the only one I’m seeking out, but it would be better for me to find him first so we can search out the others together.

“Damn, I should have bought that matching shawl…” I mumble to myself as I gaze down at the iced over river below me.

It’s not like the cold air bothers me, my skin is ten times colder, but I hate not blending in and I know I’m not. I watch as people stare at me as they pass me by, crossing the bridge over into the town where I just came from. A girl my size probably should be wearing a jacket in this weather, but like I said, I don’t exactly need one.

Sighing, I turn around and head back toward the town of brotherly love, Philadelphia. I’m waiting for someone; the one person who I know can save me from this existence. Its funny how fate works and how things change, especially for me because I’m hardly ever surprised. But I was very surprised the night I saw him in a vision.

I was sitting at a counter in some small dingy diner, the only one there except for the one waitress who got stuck working the night shift. She kept trying to offer me something to eat, but of course I wasn’t going to accept from her what I really needed. That’s when I saw him; he walked through the door and looked straight at me. I jumped down from the stool I was perched on and walked over to him. He smiled at me and I couldn’t take my eyes off him.

“You’ve kept me waiting a long time.”I spoke to him clearly and all he did was smile down at me.

He is my future and I am his, even though he may not know it yet. I’m not sure as to when he’ll be here, but I’ll wait; I’ll wait forever.

Isn't anyone tryin to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Wont you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you


I’ve been running for days, weaving in and out of wooded areas, trying to stay as far away from the general populace as I can. I’m trying to lay low otherwise I wouldn’t care much about humans, walking steaks that they are. But for some reason I can’t bring myself to take from them anymore; I’m tired of being a monster. More so I’m tired of being alone. I could have stayed with the others, but being too close to Texas and Mexico wasn’t really sitting well with me.

I want to put that life behind me and forget the warrior that I used to be. Heartless and cold, I killed any human that crossed my path and didn’t have any remorse for it, but its grown tiring. The constant moving around and hiding, I don’t want it anymore; I don’t want any of it. All I want is her. The one thing in my life which can be a constant and the one thing which can keep the monster within me in check and keep me from myself.

I look around me and notice that the forest has come to an end, which in a way is a relief and yet worries me. I can smell humans and with humans come blood and the monster within me is suddenly awakened. I can smell rain in the air and the moon has disappeared, but the smell of life’s liquid is only growing stronger. I slowly sit down, the edge of the forest is only a few feet away and then the endless slew of city life begins, but I’m not ready for that.

I’m surprised that no one from my past has come looking for me yet, but I’m glad no one is looking. I want to start a new life, a more simple and peaceful life where no one is fighting over territory and the humans that live within that territory. Maybe once I find someone, the someone, maybe we can settle down somewhere and live life together; oh what I wouldn’t give for my dreams to come to reality.
I'm looking for a place
Searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
'Cause nothing's going right
And every things a mess
And no one likes to be alone


Walking down the cobblestone side-street I can smell rain in the air; today is the day he will come to me. It’s been a month since I’ve arrived in Philadelphia and still my mystery man has yet to show. I’ve been waiting at the same old diner that I saw in my vision every night since the first night I arrived in the city. A few times I’ve lost hope in my vision of him, but then it kicks me in the ass once more and I see him standing in front of me; my future.

All I can do is sit here in the diner and wait, confusion and uncertainty griping at me like a viper would its prey. What if he doesn’t show up? Oh who am I kidding, I know he’ll show up, it’s just a matter of when and I really hope it’s soon. I guess I’m just worried that he won’t show up, but that’s just the nervous girl in me talking. It’s funny to feel this way because I was never shown this sort of feeling, love, in my entire life, my human one included. I’ve even met this wondrous guy and yet already I know that I’m meant to love him.

Silently I stare up at the clock as it ticks softly; 5 am and here I sit, the closest stool from the door and not a single person has shown up yet. Come on destiny let’s speed things up here. I stare down at the checkered tiled floor below me, and my blurry reflection stares back up at me, the same confused look plastered on her face as is in mine. Oh what a waste, I sigh to myself and I guess that was an attention getter.

“Some water dear?” The kindly waitress asks me, but no, water won’t do a thing to quench my ever present thirst.

“No thank you.” I give her my best smile and of course it melts her heart.

I sigh again and face the door, something coming and I’m not sure who or what it is, but it’s coming soon. If my heart was still beating it would be fluttering right now, because deep down I know it’s him, my future; my destiny.

Isn't anyone trying to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Wont you take me by the hand
take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you


The feral beast within me is trying hard to break through, but I’m stronger than that, I have to be stronger than that. I spent most of my night wandering the edge of the forest, keeping far away enough from the town nearby to not be effected by the sweet smell of blood that was filtering the air. But then another smell began to drift my way from the town and fear gripped at my throat.

What if it was the one from my past? Come to drag me back to that old life that I am so desperately trying to leave behind? The fear rises and I can’t help but feel as if I should go and confront these demons from my past, fight them off and continue with living out my pathetic, but more peaceful life. Growling deep within my throat I make the decision to go and face my demons.

With my nose in the air I can tell they are hauled up somewhere in town, a place I’ve been trying to avoid since I got to the end of my forest haven. I glance up to the sky, a dark gray has covered any traces of the sun and fat rain drops are threatening to fall at any second. I pull the small sunglasses from my shirt pocket and place them over my eyes which are a deep burgundy.

I begin to walk towards the town, realizing now that’s it’s more of a city than a town, and I pick up on the scent right away. I just let my nose do the walking and soon I’m brought to a small diner, just tucked away in a small corner where no one would notice it was even there. Taking in a deep and unnecessary breath hoping it will give me strength, I push open the glass door and step inside.

I see her and I feel myself being knocked back by her emotion; love. A tiny little thing, dresses elegantly in a black dress, her short black hair tied back simply with a pink ribbon. Her smile in incredible, her strange golden eyes twinkle at me as she speaks, a pixie like voice is all I hear.
“You’ve kept me waiting a long time…” She smiles at me as she jumps down from the stool and begins to circle me.

My first instinct would be to attack, her circling me like that, but with her it is a different matter. I want to take her into my strong arms and hold her there, making all of her pains go away and to keep them away for as long as I exist. But all I can do is stupidly smile and tip my head to her; a good southern gentleman never forgets.

“I’m sorry, ma’am.” I speak to her kindly, the smile still on my face as she comes to my front once again.

She hugs me then, her tiny arms so strong as they wrap themselves around my waist, clinging to me with all her might. I can only smile once more, kiss the top of her head and lead her towards the door. I’ve been in the presence of humans long enough and the rain is beginning to let up. Besides, I feel as if she has something to tell me.

Oh why is everything so confusing
Maybe I'm just out of my mind


I sigh to myself, glancing at the clock once more to see how much time has passed; 3pm. The rain has just started to come down and I feel conflicted. I’ve waited so long and now my patience and faith are both wavering. Perhaps his decision has changed and he moved more north. Should I risk missing him and leave? Go try and find him and then head off to find the others? Maybe my visions aren’t worth much anymore now that I’ve been changed for so long.

I’ve lost faith in myself.

It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand
take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you


Just when I was giving up hope and scent hits my nose and I perk up; he has arrives. I watch silently as the door to the small diner is quietly pushed open and a tall man walks in, glancing around menacingly. His covered eyes flick to me and his face changes as I knew it would. So angry at first and now confused, so confused that I can’t help but smile. I jump down from my stool and walk slowly towards him, still smiling.

“You’ve kept me waiting a long time…” I speak with understanding in my voice, knowing that I knew more about things than he did at this point.

“I’m sorry ma’am.” He looks down at me as I come to face him again and does the cutest thing; he tips his head and smiles at me, a southern gentleman.

I know now that he is the one and I can’t help myself when I wrap my arms around his trim waist and feel his stone chest against my equally stone bosom. Neither of us says a word as he leads me out of the diner and towards the edge of town. I know he feels uncomfortable around the humans, like he can’t control himself and I understand. He has lived a life of a true hunter and I can foresee challenges in our future.

We finally make it to the edge of the woods and all I can do is smile up into his face, but I still can’t clearly see his eyes. I reach up, slowly at first, to remove his glasses and I can see his eyes pleading with mine to leave them be, but I already know what lies behind the tinted glass. His deep burgundy eyes stare back in to mine and I can see how ashamed his by their color.

“It doesn’t matter to me. I know you aren’t a monster.” I comfort him as I smile and his hand comes to cup my chin.

Softly he lifts my chin up and as he bends down I feel the butterflies rise up within me. Our kiss is soft at first, almost as if he is testing out foreign waters before diving in head first. His hard lips feel like heaven against mine and I let out a soft sigh as my arms tangle themselves around his neck, my small hands winding their way through his golden locks.

I have found him; my future.

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you


“I see that the others live a different lifestyle than you are accustomed to and I must confess I have had a hard time with it as well.” The Angel beside me says simply, smiling up at me as her tiny hand rests in mine.

“I don’t know how well I would take to their, uh, diet, but I suppose seeking them out and seeing for ourselves couldn’t hurt.” I speak to her softly, my free hand coming to rest a top her head, my fingers stroking the soft black tresses.

Such a strange creature this one, who informed me that her name is Mary Alice Brandon, but that she prefers to be called Alice. She also explained to me how she knew that I was coming and how she knew that this family of vampires who didn’t drink human blood was where we were meant to be. And as crazy as I think she is, for some reason I love this little wisp of a girl and would do anything in my power for her.

“I don’t know exactly where they are my love, but together we will find them and work out our own demons on the way…” She says to me, smiling like always as she places a soft kiss on my nose and stands, ready for the next adventure.

I know that with Alice I will have many adventures, maybe some not as peaceful as I would like, but for her I would risk anything. I would follow her to the end of the world if that’s where she saw us going. Strangely I trust her and her visions, for I know that in the end she and I will for always be one.

She is my future; she is my everything.

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm with you...