Kei Angelus would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Edge of Humanity

By Kei Angelus All Rights Reserved ©

Fantasy / Drama

Prologue : Midnight Drive

It’ s a quarter after one
I’m all alone and I need you now
I said I wouldn’t call,but I lost all control and I need you now.

“Yes, that’s Need You Now from Lady Antebellum. Kinda oldies, huh? Now we-“

I turn off the radio—almost breaking it—and sigh. Well, it is almost a quarter after one, and I am alone, and I need… I sigh again. Memories never easily fade. For me, it’s almost impossible to forget. I open the window so I can feel the cool breeze of night as I keep driving. My eyes can catch every background I pass by. The grass, the dirt, even the cheap advertisements. It’s so silent tonight, I can only hear some crickets beside my car’s engine and the breeze.

I finally find a 24 hour diner and stop by. I still have to drive for two hours anyway. I need a drink, maybe a cup of milk coffee will help. The diner isn’t big, there are only four tables and a counter. “Good evening, sir,” the lady greets me as I step into the diner. There’s only one customer inside. An old man with his sandwich who looks a little lost. Maybe he needs help? He hasn’t touched his food and his coffee is already cold. Does he even have money to pay that sandwich? I sit on the corner as the lady comes towards me, bringing a notebook with her. I can feel her staring at me for two seconds before she finally clears her throat and opens her mouth, “What can I get you, sir?”

“Coffee, please. With milk and some sugar, but not too sweet, please.”

“Sure, right away, sir.”

Nothing seems interesting enough for me to do, so I just stare outside.

The lady comes back in a minute with my coffee. “Here’s your coffee,” she says.

“Thank you,” I force a smile and I can see her blushing. I wonder why I do that to people.

A lonely road, crossed another cold state line
Miles away from those I love
Purpose hard to find
While I recall all the words you spoke to me
Can't help but wish that I was there
Back where I'd love to be, oh yeah

Dear God the only thing I ask of you
Is to hold her when I'm not around
When I'm much too far away
We all need that person who can be true to you
But I left her when I found her
And now I wish I'd stayed
'Cause I'm lonely and I'm tired
I'm missing you again, oh no
Once again

As I sip my coffee, I can’t help noticing the song they offer. The song ends with the same chorus. 'Dear God' by Avenged Sevenfold, as I remember. One of my favorites. There, I give up. I’m just so tired of keeping my barrier up. I close my eyes and let the feelings rush back.

It’s only a terrible lie if they say vampires don’t have feelings. Some of us just can control our feelings better. Well, controlling means covering up. Maybe I am one of them, but it’s just because I don’t want to give myself away again. Because once you let the humanity take over, believe me, it is hard—even impossible—to ignore it. Humanity can be our biggest weakness. We were once human, and our humanity has never gone. It’s still there all the time.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Mellissa Young-Ramirez: The story had enough description for imagination and lots of situations to be creative with while keeping me guessing the whole time as to some plot twists. I️ didn’t see a lot of the events coming and was on edge of seat, reading every chance I️ got because I️ couldn’t put I️t down.Hope to see a...

Ruby O'Keeffe: I'm only a few chapters in and I love this book! The writing style fits the setting and theme perfectly, and the descriptions of the characters, setting and more are beautiful! I would love to read to read more from this author!

heavyonbooks: I admire your creativity. You have written a great piece. I want to promote your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at exzordersplrwso AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

Carole Troup: A good read for a paranormal lover. There are multiple different types of beings here a dragon ,warlock , witch, vampire Slayer, gargoyle, vampires a few more I am not listing. this is a nice read not overly violent. However there is fighting and bloodshed. A Love story, wrapped in a vampire war,...

N_F_G: This story was fantastic! It was really enjoyable, and the characters and locations felt real to me as I read the story! Celeste was an amazing character, who survived all her struggles, and I felt the author did an excellent job writing about suicide and self harm- in a sensitive, authentic mann...

NancyRichFoster: This second book of the Anmah Series was as awesome as the first story, I disagree with spare runner. The names were ordinary names with different spellings, which I for one loved. I am now going to read the third book in this amazingly awesome story!

mandynova411: Not only was this story captivating, but it tugged your heart in all the right places. I highly recommend. It does get a little repetitive in the middle, but overall the story is a class act. To sum it all up: a love fantasy love story that defies all odds.

LeahWrites: I love your use of writer's craft and how you use figurative language to enhance your writing. It great how you didn't have any spelling or grammar issues.

icamiss: I loved this, the plot twists and turns were ones you couldn't always see coming (those are the best kinds) and the ending leaves me wanting more! I'm completely intrigued with this narrative, the way you write and explore your characters. The storyline seemed a little cliché at first, but honest...

More Recommendations

blantonk63: This book is anything s fantasy/adventure/romance fan could ever want. The plot is very well developed and I absolutely fell In love with the characters. I 10/10 will recommend this book to anyone and everyone!

borkarprasad: This story makes you trade your heart for it. It is really thrilling to think about what a single organ can do to the whole world. Life is too exciting with this fiction. Waiting for whole trilogy. Keep it up!

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., ,,.,,,,,

Warren Bull: I thought this was a fast=paced thriller with elements of several other genres woven seamlessly in. It hooked me early and held my attention throughout. I liked the humor and surprises along the way. I really enjoyed the novel. I am not a big fan of romances or paranormal works,but when those ele...

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.