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Romeo and Juliet

My name is Quil Ateara, and up untill recently there were three things I was sure about. First, I thought I was best friends with Jacob Black, and Embry Call. Second, I was sure I was human. And third, I believed that there was no real existance of mythical creatures. How could I have been so wrong? Once Jacob and Embry join the pack, Quil is left alone and confused. When he stumbles upon a lone vampire, he doesn't realize at first what she is, or what he is to become. And when their friendship becomes closer, the pack threatens to tare it apart. Chapter 22 now up!


10. The Truth Behind Those Purple Eyes

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The road back into town went on for miles that were now covered in hundreds of tiny circles as the rain splattered to it’s surface. Every now and then a car would pass and I would put up my thumb in an attempt to hitch a ride with a passer-by. One foot in front of the other I slowly trudged my way about a mile so far but I still had a while to go. A car was passing, it looked to be Volkswagen that began to stop a few feet after it passed me. Walking up to the door I suspected they were offering me a ride. Placing my hand on the handle I quickly opened the door to the second row seat behind the driver. Closing the car door I buckled myself in and then looked at the back of the driver. “Thanks, I live on the reservation behind the town store.”

“I know where you live Quil.” A rough familiar voice said to me and I knew it was Jacob. “What are you doing out here?” there was anger to his tone but he tried to sound indifferent.

“I was at the Newton’s store with a friend, but she had to leave early and I didn’t have a ride.” Jacob sniffed the air and I saw him go stiff in his seat.“

Who’s your new friend?” his words were sharp and caught me off guard.

“You don’t know her.” I mumbled.

“Does she have pale skin”
”Yes.” Confusion colored my answer as I wasn’t sure why that mattered.

“Did she have red hair?”

“No, why does it matter?”

“Cause she’s a… never mind.”

“No, tell me. What is she?”

“It doesn’t matter”
”No you brought it up now tell me what you were going to say!” Jake didn’t say a word for the rest of the rest of the car ride back to La Push. We were encroaching on the town store but I wasn’t going home yet. Stopping in the parking lot I was about to get out.

“Quil,” his voice was masked but gentler than before, “I don’t think you should hang out with this new girl that you met.”

“And why is that?”

“Because,” Pushing open the door I was stepping out of the car prepared to leave him there, “Quil, do you honestly not know what she is?”

“No, Jake I don’t.”

“She’s a leech Quil!”

“A what”
”A leech, bloodsucker, a cursed beast who doesn’t deserve to live.” Jakes hands clutched the wheel convulsively. But all I could think about was what he just said, bloodsucker what does he mean by that? I hurried out of the car my new shoes in hand and ran behind my house to the forest and headed straight for my clearing. The rain didn’t reach me as I pushed my way through the trees and bombarded myself into my tent. I curled up against the back of my tent and tried to calm myself but all that happened was the repetition of a single word through my thoughts, bloodsucker, bloodsucker, bloodsucker… Terra couldn’t be…Jake was lying, trying to get me all worked up or something. But I couldn’t dismiss the thought and I laid down on top of my quilt and tried to free my mind. My eyelids were closed tightly, I wanted to block out the world, to go back to before this realization happened. But I thought about that and then remembered that would mean not knowing Terra, and I didn’t want that. The world seemed to be crashing around me, falling to bits as I passed through it. My hands were shaking violently at my sides and I couldn’t stop them from trembling for they would just become quicker. I think I fell asleep at this point for when my eyes opened I wasn’t in my tent.

I was at the beach looking at an angle with mahogany hair standing at the edge of the waters. Walking up to her curled my arm around her waist and drew her close to me, she smiled in my embrace. “Terra,” she placed a cool finger to my lips stopping me from speaking. I took her hand in mine and I looked into her deep eyes absorbing the their sparkling intensity. I huge grin spread across her face that after a moment made me freeze. Her teeth, they were sharp and ferocious looking, the weapons of a hunter. “Terra you’re a…but you can’t be.” She nodded in response establishing my fears as to what Jacob had said.

I jolted upward after that, a thick layer of sweat spread across my face. My mind had drawn the exact picture I had been trying to deny, that I didn’t want to believe.“Quil,” a soprano voice called from in front of me making me jump, “are you alright? Quil?”

“Yeah,” my voice was exasperated, “I’m fine, I just had a bad dream.”

“Quil, you don’t look alright, are you sure your fine.”

“Yeah, I just need some fresh air.” I stepped out of the tent and sat down on one of the driftwood logs. Terra sat next to me this time instead of across like she had before, and placed a cold hand on my arm as to reassure me. “Terra, can I ask you something?”

“What is it Quil?”

“It’s just when I left the store I had been walking home when somebody gave me a ride. It was Jacob, one of my old friends, and he started asking me questions about you.” I stopped uncertain if I should go on.

“And?” she prompted.

“Well he called you a name, I don’t know what it meant but I don’t think it was a rightful comment”
”What did he call me Quil?” her eyes were looking at the ground as she asked this.

“Bloodsucker,” I barely whispered but I think she heard as she stiffened. at the word, “it was just a name, but I was just wondering...”
”Why it was he said that about me specifically?” I nodded ashamed for bringing it up.

“But he was wrong in calling you that, right?” she was silent, she didn’t want to answer. “It’s alright, I didn’t think much of it anyway.”

“No Quil, it’s important you know. I really like you and I’ve been trying to avoid telling you what I am… are you mad at me for keeping this from you.” I was silent for a while, picking my words carefully.

“No, I couldn’t be mad at you.”

“I’d understand if you’d want me to leave, me being what I am and everything.” Her words were honest but pained at the same time.

“I don’t want you to go Terra, you’re one of my ony friends right now.” Her eyes met mine again and a small smile light her face making me smile back.

“I don’t want to go either, it’s just that it’s dangerous for me to be friends with a ….human.” it seemed as though she was reluctant to say the last word which reminded of me when Sam and the gang were talking of how someone was going to change. Was I going to change? Was I human? But it didn’t matter, as long as Terra could be honest with me, then I was happy, no matter what she was, or what I might become.