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4. Chapter 4: Three Tickets to Yet Another Place I Don't Want to Be
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Chapter 4: Three Tickets to Yet Another Place I Don’t Want to Be
“This sucks.” I sat on my bolder where I’d spent most of my day, mulling over what happened that morning. I knew Leah hated me, but I had no idea how much or what for. But the thing that bothered me the most wasn’t what she said, I’m pretty good at ignoring insults, but the fact that I agreed with her is what really made me upset. I mean, there’s no way I really could argue with it… and that’s the sad part.
I pulled my knees up to my chest and locked my arms around my legs. I stared out over the forest. It was pushing noon, but the world was dark by a combination of the pounding rain and my bad mood. I rested my chin on my knees and a lock of wet black hair fell in my face. I flung it out of the way with and irritated swing of my head. Long hair is so annoying. One of these days I’m just going to hack it all off.
I sighed. Maybe I should go home. I’d been out here for well over three hours. I stank, I was dirty, I was hungry and I was completely soaked to the bone from being in the rain for so long. But I didn’t care. (And don’t worry, I won’t catch hyperthermia or anything from being in the rain. One of the perks of having vampire in me is that I don’t get sick.) I sighed again. Yeah, I should probably go home.
I got up and was about to phase, then I sat back down again. I didn’t want to phase because that would mean every other werewolf, especially my dad, would be shouting in my head. If I went home now Edward would be listening to every one of my thoughts and I really didn’t want him to hear some of the stuff I was thinking at the moment. Plus Jasper would probably go all mood-swingy on me anyway.
“This sucks.” I repeated.
“Tell me about it.”
I jumped. Swinging my head around I saw Seth come around the corner of a bolder wearing nothing but a pair of shorts.
“Oh, hey, Seth. I didn’t hear you coming.”
Seth walked over and plopped himself next to me on my rock. We just sat there silently listening to the rainfall around us. After several minutes Seth leaned into me, his burning skin warming my wet arm. “You okay?” he asked.
“No,” I answered curtly. “Is Leah?”
“No. But she should be fine. You know how she…” He broke off. “You should go back to the Cullen’s place.”
“They’re really worried about you… after your whole dramatic dash-away-from-the-situation-thing.”
I winced as I remembered my great run-off in a cloud of misery. It’s really not like me to get all upset like that, but I couldn’t help myself.
“Let’s go,” I said and stood up to leave.
* * * * *
“See ya, Seth,” I whispered as I climbed through the open second story window to the Cullen’s mansion. Seth waved before disappearing into the woods.
Quietly, I tiptoed across the room, leaving wet puddles across the floor. I could hear people talking in low voices somewhere on the first floor, and I walked over to the stairs to see.
Bella, Edward, Esme, and Carlisle were standing in front of my parents.
“We wanted to give these to you later…” Esme was saying.
“But considering the recent circumstances, we think it’s best that you get these now,” finished Carlisle.
Edward handed something over to my dad and Bella hugged my mom whispering, “Happy tenth anniversary, sweetie.”
“Are you excited?”
I jumped. I didn’t realize Alice was standing right next to me. (I seem to be getting startled a lot lately.) “Excited for what?” I asked.
“Your parents’ anniversary gift!”
“I didn’t see what it was.” I admitted.
“It’s three tickets to Europe! You guys get to go on vacation!.... I’m so jealous.”
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