Thomas Sydney is a vampire alone, having left the Cullens because of one of Alice's visions. Even he doesn't know what she saw, he just knows that the loner, and didn't belong in a family anyways. But can one girl change that? Who knows. What we do know, though, is that vampires don't mix well with humans... I tried to add the 7th chapter on friday like I promised, but it got rejected...sorry for the wait, this could take a bit since I don't know what's wrong with it...
The first chapter may be a bit slow, but I promise the story is going places that make it necessary. Stephenie Meyer owns the Twilight world, but until the sequel (if there is one) the characters are mine mine mine all mine. Also - you review me, I'll review you. It's only fair :-)
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Ellie wasn’t at school the next day. At first I assumed she was just late, but she wasn’t even there for lunch. I was so worried – what had happened? What could possibly have happened in less than half a day?
I was so worried that I ran to her house after school. Nobody was there. I was panicking, so much so that I lost all caution and even entered the house. Her fruity smell overwhelmed me the moment I was inside the doorway. Venom rushed to my mouth and without even thinking I sprinted to the source of the smell. Before I knew what I was doing I was the middle of the room, lying on my stomach – and licking her blood from the kitchen floor.
It was exquisite. I hadn’t had human blood for years. But – this was Ellie’s blood. It should be in her body, not on the floor.
Then I realized I was not alone. Upstairs, somebody was walking around. I pulled myself away from the blood and listened. “Eric, this safe’s too heavy. I can’t pick it up. If we’re gonna take it, you gotta help me lift it!”
“Richey we don’t have time for us both to take that! Just focus on the smaller things. There’s gotta be some jewelry here somewhere!”
I growled, softly, too deep for them to hear. I wanted to kill them. I breathed in, out, and in again. My skin was raging red, but I forced myself to calm down, until a light bluish purple covered a majority of my skin. I crept up the stairs, just as one of the burglars was backing out of a room. He was grinning, holding a necklace that I had seen on Ellie the day I met her. His eyes widened when he saw me. I hissed, and he shouted, “Eric! Eric somebody’s – ”
He was on the floor with a broken neck before he could finish the sentence, but Eric had heard him and came running. He saw me, then turned and sprinted down the hall. I shook my head, smiling. He could never outrun me. And where could he go? Nowhere.
Then the crazy human jumped through the window at the end of the hall. He shattered the glass and landed on the ground two stories below, breaking most of the bones in his body and dying instantly.
But I had forgotten about the robbers and Ellie and the rest of the world now. The shards of glass had cut into several arteries, and most of his blood was pooling. I was driven crazy by the scent. I jumped onto his body, ripping into his throat and sucking all of his blood out in seconds. I leaped back through the window and tore into the other man. I drank so quickly that there wasn’t even time for blood to touch the floor.
Slowly I came back to my senses. I had just killed two men. Thieves, yes, but probably not anything worse. Their lifeless bodies were still lying where I had left them. I had just killed two men. I had just killed two men.
Ten years ago I had promised myself I’d stop. For ten years, I had kept that promise. Until now.
Suddenly the front door opened. I lifted up the man inside and jumped through the window again, with him. I looked at the other man, Eric, still lying on the ground. He wouldn’t have any blood in him, but the town’s tiny police force wouldn’t think about that. I carried the first man into the woods, burying him under a nearby boulder.
Walking back to the house, I wondered who had opened the door. Ellie? The man from yesterday? It was the latter. Ellie was still missing. The man cursed her under his breath, and then started cleaning up what I had left of her blood.
I ran back to school to pick up my car. The parking lot was now empty; it had been almost filled when I left. Driving back to my house, I thought about Ellie’s disappearance, and I suddenly realized where she must be. The hospital – the one place that I couldn’t go. Today’s events had proved to me that I just didn’t have the self control. Now I couldn’t even go to school for at least a week; my red eyes would give me away.
My house looked even bigger and emptier than ever before. And I’d have to spend a whole week there, waiting for my eyes to turn gold again.
The first thing I did was hack into the nearest hospital’s database, and find Ellie. Even if I couldn’t see her in person, I could still check up on her online. What I saw explained everything, and I felt much calmer. Still upset, but she would be okay.
Home Town: Brooksville
Date of Admittance: April 29th, 2008
Injury(ies): Broken arm, moderate bruising
Cause of Injury: Fall down stairs
She would be able to heal completely, and I didn’t need to worry about her.
I did anyway.
A week was a long time. A week alone was a week with only my thoughts as company. But there was plenty to think about. There was Ellie.
Why did I care about her getting checked into the hospital so much? I had only known her for two days.
But those two days had been the happiest of my existence. I had been alone for 50 years, living on a strictly need-to-know basis with the rest of the world, even other vampires. During my life even I had never gotten very close to others. I cared about Ellie.
It took me Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to figure that out. Once I realized that I cared about Ellie, I started taking care of myself again. I hadn’t taken a shower since arriving home, and my eyes had hardly changed color at all. I decided to hunt, hoping that it would turn my eyes gold early.
I hunted all weekend, stuffing myself with animal blood. By the end of Sunday, my eyes were almost entirely golden, and I decided to risk it. I was going to school.
Ellie was, surprisingly, on time Monday. She was wearing a neon pink cast on her wrist and her left cheek was a sickly mix of purple, blue and yellow, behind her blue tinge. She was probably sad about not being able run, because of the cast.
She turned mainly gold when she saw me, though. I could swear my heart started beating again when I saw that she was excited to see me. “Where have you been?” was the first thing she said to me, though. “You just disappeared, for three days, and nobody knows where you are! You’d better have a good reason for making me worry so much.”
“Ooh, that sounded a bit like a threat there.”
“Well maybe it was. Just tell me where you were!”
“Well…my dad had to go to Florida. On a business trip, and I went with him.”
She raised an eyebrow. “You know, you’re supposed to come back from hot places with a tan. You’re still pale as a ghost. Casper!”
Inwardly, I laughed. Of all the mythological creatures, she picked Casper the Friendly Ghost. More like Count Dracula. “Yah, well, you know that ghosts don’t like the sun. I stayed inside for most of the trip.”
“Sounds like a bore. What’s the fun in going to Florida if you don’t hit the beaches? Whatever, I’m glad you’re back.”
“I’m glad to be back, but I don’t really understand how you could be worried about me when I’m not the one with a cast and a huge bruise.”
Instantly, her skin darkened. “I just fell down the stairs, is all.” She said quietly. “Come on, class is about to start! Matt’s going to kill me if I’m late again, lets go!”
“Alright, as long as you promise not to fall down any more stairs.”
“Deal!” She smiled up at me, and then became curious about something. I concentrated on her skin, and saw, "That was weird...his eyes looked a little bit red in the light"