'Monster! You're nothing but a monster!'
The horrible screeching wouldn't stop. They continued to haunt my mind, echoing in shouts and whispers that trapped me deep in my nightmare. My heart was pounding like crazy, threatening to jump out of me any second.
The voices continued to hiss and scream, and even though pitch blackness was the only thing that welcomed me, I knew that all their hate was directed at me.
I woke up with a muffled scream. My eyes snapped open immediately, wide with shock. My hands were shaking as I slowly sat up on my bed, pushing away my blankets. The room was still filled with darkness, but somehow, I knew it would only be a few more hours before the sun would rise. I brought both my hands up to my mouth, trying to cover up my panicked gasps. A tear slid down the inside of my palm. I wiped my tears away hastily, surprised at myself for crying just because of some stupid nightmare. Knowing that I was no longer going to able to fall back to sleep, I forced myself to get up and go get ready for another exhausting day. I slipped into the black training clothes that had been hung in the closet, then tied my tangled brown hair up into a ponytail. I stared at myself in the mirror, knowing that something looked slightly off. The longer I gazed at my own reflection, the faster the truth hit me. My eyes. Oh God. They were no longer the usual dark blue color. Was this all because my powers had awakened? Was this part of the whole being-a-witch thing? I let out a shaky breath as I walked right up to the mirror so that my nose almost touched it. They looked strange. Completely foreign. I whipped away from the mirror, not daring to stare any longer at the stranger in it. I closed my eyes, trying to block out all the panic that was starting to build up. No use. I had to get out of here. Fresh air. That's what I need the most right now.
I scurried through the pitch black hallways, my heart pounding. Despite the darkness, I could see everything perfectly. I bit my lip. I couldn't be imagining this. Being awakened to my powers must have given me better eyesight. As I turned another corner, ready to head into the glass house, I collided into a figure. I felt myself skid backwards and fall onto the ground. Surprised, I looked up, finding a cold piercing glare focused down on me.
"What the hell are you doing?" Justine screeched, her dark eyes sending daggers towards me.
I rolled my eyes. I really wasn't in the mood for this right now.
"Excuse me?" I snapped as I got back onto my feet.
"Watch where you're going," she hissed.
I was already feeling rather grumpy and confused, and it felt like I'd snap any moment. Ignoring her, I decided to walk around her and keep going. That's when her hand shot out, grabbing my arm and pinning me against the wall.
"What are you doing?" My voice was flat.
"You shouldn't even be staying here anymore!" Her screeching voice sent chills down my spine.
I gritted my teeth, deciding to keep my mouth shut. It really wasn't worth arguing with her, especially not at this time of the morning. Her nails dug into my shoulder.
"You're bringing us all in danger."
I pressed my lips together. It was true, really. The entire place had been filled with Hector's vampires, and even Hector himself. All of their lives had been in danger, all because of me. I looked away from her.
"You're right," I said quietly.
She took a step closer to me.
"Well, then get out of this place. You being here will only signal every supernatural out there that our hideout is here," she snapped.
I let out a sharp breath.
"It's not like I have an option," I murmured, feeling a sharp pang in my heart as I thought of my parents and how much I missed them.
"You don't have an option?" She mimicked, her voice rising. "Why, you-"
Her voice was cut off when footsteps entered the hallway. I knew who they were instantly, even though their faces were still mostly covered in the shadows.
"Alexandra? Justine?" Jake's voice broke through the tension that hung in the air.
Justine didn't let go of me. "What are you guys doing this early?"
"Patrol duty," Erik answered, staring at us suspiciously.
That's when I realized that if any of them walked up close enough to me, they'd be able to see those uncanny eyes. I pushed Justine away from me hastily, storming past them.
"Yeah, keep walking," Justine snapped after me.
"Alexandra!" Jake called out, but I didn't stop.
I finally found the handle of door to the glass house, slipping quietly into it. I sat down on the ground below one of the smaller trees, hoping not to be discovered when the door suddenly snapped open again.
"Alexandra?" His voice was worried.
I snapped my eyes shut, hugging myself. I felt a twig snap on my right. Too late, I had been discovered.
"Are you aright?" He asked quietly, sitting down beside me.
I didn't look up, I didn't want to meet his eyes.
"I just want to be alone," I mumbled, looking away from him.
"Hey," he murmured softly, "Did Justine say something to you?"
I folded my hands in my lap.
"None of what she said was new," I replied quietly. "Me being here, it's making things dangerous for all of you, isn't it?"
He was silent for a few seconds, as if trying to find the right words.
"Saying no, would be a lie, but I don't mind you being here."
I felt my heart flutter for a moment. I let my hands glide along the soft silky grass. That's when it happened. I was starting to hear voices. They were soft, hushed voices, but the way that they all collided and spoke in such harmony, it was nothing like what I had ever heard before. I felt my hands dig into the soil, so deep that I could feel the beating lives of all the living creatures that were in the entire garden. I let out a gasp, lifting both of my hands off the ground. All the voices disappeared.
"Look," I started in a shaky voice, "I really want to be alone right now."
"Alexandra, I-" He started but I cut him off.
After he had left, I sat there for a while, trying to solve everything that was going on in my head. I felt bad for the way I had treated him just now, but it was simply too much to deal with, especially with all my powers awakening. Was the earth thing that I had felt just now simply another one of my powers? I sighed, pushing myself up onto my feet. I had to get back to my room before anyone saw.
I buried my face into my pillow, pulling my blankets over me in a protective away. My stomach let out another wail, and there was no denying how hungry I was. But I didn't want to go out there, I didn't want to show all of them the very thing that reminded all of them of what they hated. Especially not Jake. That's when I heard a knock on my door.
"I know you're in there."
Jake didn't sound too happy.
I gripped on my blanket even tighter.
"If you're not opening the door now, I'll open it on the count to five."
I didn't bother moving as I curled up even more. When he was done with the fifth count, the door opened immediately. I heard a soft laugh escape from his mouth, as if the entire sight of me being hidden by the blankets amused him. He walked over to me, taking a seat on the bed.
"Come on, Alexandra, I know you're awake."
"Go away." My voice was muffled.
He was silent for a moment. "It's almost eleven and the others are getting impatient already."
When I didn't reply, I heard him sigh. That's when I felt a tug on the blanket. He was pulling it. I bit my lip, trying to tug it back with all my strength. It was no use, he was still way stronger than me.
"No!" I covered up my face when hints of sunlight hit my face.
I felt his hands on mine all of a sudden, gently guiding my own hands away from my face. I shut my eyes immediately.
"Alexandra." His voice was serious now. "Look at me," he murmured gently.
It was no use, sooner or later, he'd see, no point hiding it anymore. I opened my eyes, slowly gazing up at him. I felt him take in a sharp breath. Was he surprised? Shocked?
"Your eyes," he started, his voice deep.
I tried to cover them up, but he wouldn't let go of my hands.
"They look horrible, don't they?" I stammered.
I felt his hands cup my chin, making me look up at him. I felt eyes travel along his face. Those high cheekbones. Rosy lips. Raven-black hair. Light blue eyes. They were magnetizing, really. The longer I stared, the more attracted I seemed. I looked away from him hastily. Why wasn't he replying? Panic started to build up deep inside of me.
"You look beautiful Alexandra," his voice was rough and uneven. "This violet, it looks amazing."
I looked up at him again. "Really?" I squeaked, feeling extremely shy all of a sudden, "I- I don't look like a monster?"
He let out a small, amused laugh as he wrapped his arms around me, pulling me into a tight, comforting hug.
"Of course you don't Alexandra," he breathed into my hair.
Hey guys! Thank you so much for all of your comments and support! This is what always motivates me to write more, hehe. I felt like Alexandra needed a change since she has been awakened with all these new powers, and so I thought: Why not give her the same violet eyes that look a lot like Angela's? Hope you guys liked the chapter and tell me what you guys thought! Thanks!
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