Blood. So much blood. Everywhere. A girl. She was running for her life. She scrambled helplessly, yelping in pain as the twigs and branches scratched, making her delicate skin bleed. The smell traveled to my nose immediately, making a sick smile appear on my face as I savored the sweet smell that hung in the air. I wasn't even running, it didn't take me much effort at all to keep up with the girl. Disgusting thoughts of how I should end my victim entered my mind. Before I knew it, we were both out of the forest, standing under the full moon. The girl didn't stop running, but I stopped. A huge rush of energy entered my body, and suddenly my bones seemed to be twisting and bending in awkward shapes. A monstrous growl escaped from my throat and now I was leaping through the air, all of my senses were sharper. It was as if I were looking at the world from a whole different point of view. I growled once again and leaped onto the girl, throwing her off balance. With a single bite using my sharp canines, a swipe of my paws and a loud piercing scream, the girl's life ended.
I woke up with a scream, my heart beating furiously. Tears poured out of my eyes endlessly, blurring my sight. The doors to my room suddenly opened and a figure zoomed over right to my bed. Another scream started to erupt from my throat and my hands shot forward to punch the stranger. The figure caught my hands right on time, gripping my wrists in a firm yet gentle way. I whimpered, more tears rolling down my cheeks.
"It's alright, Skye." The voice murmured softly, sending warmth to my heart.
I recognized the voice immediately. Jace let go of my hands, letting out a sharp breath.
"I heard a scream." He frowned, looking incredibly worried.
I could see his light blue eyes perfectly, even in the midst of all this darkness. Without even thinking, I suddenly clutched the front of his loose shirt, burying my face in his chest.
"I don't want to be a hybrid. I don't want to be a freak." My hoarse voice was muffled, but I knew he had heard me perfectly.
He hesitated, slowly wrapping his arms around me as if he wasn't sure if he were allowed to or not.
"Ssshhh. It's going to be alright." His voice was soft and gentle, calming me down a little more. "Was it a nightmare?"
I nodded against him, gripping his shirt tighter. "I had killed a girl."
A few moments of silence, but then he cleared his throat.
"Were you a vampire?"
I shook my head. "A werewolf," my voice cracked.
He seemed to have stiffened, because he suddenly dropped both of his arms, no longer embracing me. He let out a sharp breath as if he were frustrated.
"A werewolf," his voice was distant, "I see."
Slowly, I let go of his shirt, feeling slightly embarrassed as I looked up at him. I was almost shocked to find his eyes glaring down at me. My heart stopped once again. He suddenly got up, avoiding looking at me any longer.
"I should get going. Turns out you weren't in any real trouble," his voice was cold, lifeless.
Before I could even open my mouth, he had suddenly zoomed out of the room, leaving me sitting on my bed, utterly confused. Had I done something wrong? Why did he seem so angry all of a sudden?
The next day I was standing there, staring at myself in the mirror. I had tied my long dark brown hair into a high ponytail and had worn stretchy black clothing for combat training with Jace. For some reason, I didn't want to go training with him. I've been dreading that the entire morning. Ever since what had happened last night, I had set a plan into my mind to avoid him at all costs.
I replayed the events from last night in my mind. The horrifying dream. Me having a trauma. Jace coming in and then leaving again all of a sudden as if something I had done or said had bothered him. I sighed. My life really felt utterly complicated. I was just about to dive into my bed again and skip the combat lesson, but a stern voice in my head reminded me that I was simply being childish and that I needed to know how to fight if I wanted to protect myself, so in the end I still ended up going.
Jace was already standing in the large, training room, leaning against the wall in a relaxed manner. His eyes were closed as if he were resting. I anxiously walked into the room, accidentally shutting the door a little too loudly. When I turned back to him, he was still rested in the same position. An amused smile found its way to my face. He was asleep. Biting my lip, I slowly tiptoed over to him, making sure that I moved as quietly as possible. When I came up to him, I slowly stretched out my hand in front of his face, moving my fingers to check if he could see. I smiled again. He did look very different when he slept. His all so serious aura seemed unbelievably relaxed, and as I studied his face, I couldn't help but realize how long his eyelashes seemed. I guess you could say that he looked like an angel when he slept. I felt my face heat up and I mentally slapped myself. Why was I even thinking about stuff like this? The normal Skye would never waste her time thinking about boys, or even a single boy. The normal Skye wouldn't be interested and wouldn't care more or less. I guess I had really changed over the past week. I looked back at his face again. His dark brown hair was all ruffled up, looking incredibly soft. Without even thinking, my hand reached forward, and just as I was about to touch his curls, his eyes suddenly blinked open. Caught, I felt frozen in place. My eyes were unable to leave his, and I felt myself blush uncontrollably. My hand dropped to my side immediately.
"You shouldn't sneak up on vampires." His eyes gleamed in a dangerous way.
I felt my mouth drop open. "Wait, you were awake this whole time?"
Great. Just great. I felt even more embarrassed. He grinned, his fangs showing.
"I was wondering how long it would take you to figure out that I wasn't asleep." He shrugged innocently.
I scowled at him. "Gee, how was I supposed to know?"
He simply shrugged again, but there was an amused look in his eyes. He took a few steps dangerously close to me.
"What were you going to do just then?" He gazed down at me, narrowing his eyes with a smirk on his face.
I scowled again. "Nothing," I snapped.
The smirk never left his face. "If you say so."
I cleared my throat, my face still burning.
"Well, what are you teaching me today?"
"Let's start with defense."
When we finally took a break, I couldn't help but sigh with relief. If I had kept going, I probably would've dropped dead on the ground. I sneaked a glance at Jace, who sat beside me. There wasn't a single hint of sweat on his face. I couldn't help but scowl. Here I was, looking like a complete mess while he didn't even look like he had done anything. He suddenly reached a water bottle towards me.
"Thirsty?" He raised his eyebrows.
"Thanks," I mumbled and took the bottle, drinking the water in heavy gulps.
We were silent for a few moments, but there was a question that kept nagging me in my head, so I finally blurted it out.
"Why did you leave so suddenly yesterday? Was there something wrong?"
His expression hardened.
"Sorry about that. I had to go check on something, that's all."
I narrowed my eyes at him, but decided not to press any further. If he was hiding something, he must've had a reason.I stretched my arms and leaned back so that I lay on the ground.
"So, how long have you worked for the Queen?"
He raised his eyebrows as if wondering why I hadn't just said the word mother.
I stared up at the ceiling. "That's pretty long."
"Not for a vampire," he murmured.
Another question popped up in my mind.
"How old are you?"
He turned so that he was facing me.
"Two hundred and forty seven years old."
My mouth dropped open. "Oh my God. You really are an old man!" I grinned, batting my eyelashes innocently.
"Watch what you're saying," he warned.
He shook his head at me, but the corners of his mouth were lifted into an amused smile. I couldn't help but smile to myself. We were actually getting along quite well. Suddenly, I felt a sharp stab of pain in my stomach. I winced, expecting it to go away, but then it happened again, and again, nonstop. I let out a gasp and clutched my stomach. Jace was at my side immediately, worrying clouding his eyes.
"Skye! Are you alright?" He put his palm at my back, helping me sit up slowly.
I cringed, letting out a sharp breath. I was even having problems breathing. I turned my head weakly, trying to face him.
"T-the same pa-pain f-from l-l-last ti-time," I choked out the words and started coughing.
Before I even knew it, Jace's wrist was suddenly right in front of my face, two droplets of blood on it. This time I didn't even deny it or try to push his hand away, I simply let the blood flow into my mouth. A sweet flavor exploded in my mouth, it was like a sudden rush of pure energy. I closed my eyes, savoring the delicate taste. The pain had started to fade away, and it was only a matter of time till I felt normal again. I pushed his wrist away, unable to meet his eyes.
"Are you feeling better?"
I nodded. "Yeah, much better." I stared at the ground. "It's the symptoms of the curse, right?"
"Your mother has told that you're going to be cured within next week." He said as if it were a good thing.
I felt myself shudder at the thought of a pair of fangs digging into my neck. Ugh.
"Are you scared?" His voice was deep, yet gentle at the same time.
I felt angry all of a sudden. "What type of question is that? Of course I am. No one would want a vampire to actually bite their neck," I snapped.
Woah. Why was my temper flaring all of a sudden. I glanced at him.
"Sorry. I don't know what that was," I sighed.
He gazed down at me. "The Queen did say that you might have a few mood swings when the curse starts to kick in."
I frowned. "You mean I'll get angry or sad all of a sudden?"
"Yes. Although you are quite a moody person already." He grinned devilishly.
I felt like smacking him. "Jerk," I said so quietly that I was sure that only I had heard, but that was confirmed wrong when his grin grew wider.
Suddenly the doors to the training room opened, and I felt rather surprised when I saw the Queen walk in. She looked out of place in this gym-like room, especially her bright golden gown.
"Good morning, Skye," her strange voice rang rather loudly in the large room.
I nodded back at her. As always, I never really knew what to say to her. The Queen turned to Jace and did the telepathy 'thing'.
'Can you bring Skye back to her room? Make sure she wears one of the ball gowns. She'll be meeting her fiancé within three hours.'
With that, the Queen left. My mouth dropped open, shocked. My ears had to have been playing a trick on me, right? Oh God. No, no, no. This couldn't possibly be happening to me. Fiancé? No way. Another thought hit me. Jace must've known about this all this time! How dare he hide that from me? I whipped my head towards him, shooting him my fiercest glare.
"Fiancé?!" I screeched, not caring if I had just revealed the fact that I could hear their 'telepathy communication'.
Great. Just when I had thought my life couldn't get any worse than it already was.
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