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A Walk in the Moonlight

A walk in the moonlight is all it takes for secrets to be shed, surprises to be shared, and a twist that can alter all in their world. A walk in the moonlight is all it takes for someone to find a monster in someone they thought they could trust, learn of something they know will change their life forever, and will either destroy or shed light on a flame that can be reborn to it's extent. ______________________________________________________________________________ Hey everyone! I practically re-did the story! Well it's almost exactly the same but I just re-worded certain things. But it's all for the better! So please re-read the entire thing because I may have added a few things and chapters. ;) Enjoy!

Do you want to find out the secrets? Surprises? The twist? Do you want to know about the monster that someone could trust? Something that will change their life? the flame that can be reborn to it's extent? Then read on. -Liliana Luna Raine (my vamp name)

6. A Once Trusted Monster

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Chapter 8 Version 1 Part 1: A Once Trusted Monster

The moonlight shines down upon me from above. It glistens along the stream beside me. I hear crickets chirping and owls hooting all around in the tall green trees that sway and make the near-silent sounds, almost like they whisper quick little hisses.

I’m walking home from Shelby's house all alone. Emmett and his family went camping or hiking somewhere for the weekend. So I've been trying to keep myself occupied by visiting all of my friends.

I heard footsteps behind me. I looked back and saw a dark-haired figure turn and hide behind a tree. He's not-... he is. He's stalking me! I walked faster...hoping I'd lose him when I saw Derek's shadow behind me once again. I then made a sharp left into the undergrowth of all the green plant life.

It’s almost pitched black now, and in this darkness I’m surprised I haven't fallen over already. I walk through a gigantic bush (scratching myself on the way, but barely bleeding) into open moonlight and I take a look all around me as its silvery light pour’s over.

I hear rustling in the nearby trees and my head snaps to the right in suspicion of my stalker. The creepy thing is...I don't think its Derek.

I stand there frozen as I await the monster that has come to find me petrified here, vulnerable and weak. It lurks out of the forest, crouches down and seems like it's about to pounce. But with the slightest movement, he enters the moonlight...and I find who this monster truly is.

He lunges at me like an animal lunging for the kill of its prey, and truly does look like a monster. He propels himself through the air like he’s flying and collides with me sending us both crashing down to the forest floor as he lands on top of me like it was nothing. When he is just mere inches away from my throat, he freezes in place and looks like he is resisting some sort of temptation. My blood for example. Except it was...my blood.

Emmett is...a vampire.

He staggered backwards, looking like he couldn't believe what he had just done or what he was about to do. He looked disgusted with himself. I back away, still crawling, Emmett never leaving my sight. As hard as I try, I can never build up enough of my voice to produce a blood curdling, bone chilling, hair raising scream, though my eyes say it all.

“Emm-” I whispered softly, not even being able to finish his name before the tears intruded, the trespassing tears of flowing water streaming down my warm cheeks.

He just looked at me like he was torn, like he was a monster and he just hated himself.

“Who are you?” I slowly whispered my voice even almost inaudible to my own ears.

Slowly, step by step, he walked closer with his hands up as if trying not to scare me. It wasn’t working. I backed away again, still crawling, torn between staying still and running away screaming in terror.

I decided to slowly retreat and see what happens.

“Cassidy.” He began. “I. Am. So sorry. Pease don’t be afraid of me. I will not hurt you. I promise. I could never do that to you. Please believe me.”

He got even closer and I was trying to build up a scream but my voice was still stuck in my throat.

He stopped a few feet in front of me and pleaded, “I swear that I will not hurt you.”

“How do I know that I can trust you?” I managed to get out in a sort of squeak.

“Because Cassidy…who saved your life those few months ago…who’s been here with you throughout your first months at school…who’s been your friend for a year now?

He had a point there, but in this situation I couldn’t believe him, not after he was just about to kill me! But then again, if he wanted me dead then he would have already killed me and wouldn’t have saved me during that terrible fight. And he also tried to stop himself when about to kill, and succeeded. Could I possibly be looking at this the wrong way?

“I believe you.” I said, still wary.

“Can you find it in yourself to give me another chance, and let me explain?”

“I’m listening.” I said confidently.

“Well as you probably already know…I am a vampire.” He began. “But I’m good.” He said quickly, ensuring me that I would not be harmed.

“My family and I only drink animal blood. We call ourselves ‘vegetarians’. It’s an inside joke. We don’t want to be monsters.” And that was the beginning of his Vampire story. And now I understand his point of view and his ways. His life and his perspective. As of now, I am best friends with a vampire.