Chapter 6: Missing
I ended up staying at Serena’s house for two nights. After she did a bunch of things with herbs and incantations, I would be human. I still felt a little weak, while the last of the blood was going out of my system. I just had to wait it out, and make sure not to run into any vampires. Because if I did and it bit me, I’d truly be a vampire. And that was the last thing I wanted to happen.
After Serena and Nevar tried to turn me against it, I decided to go to school, so that my mom wouldn’t get worried. I could have just told her that I was feeling sick, but I wanted everything to go back to normal. All this make believe stuff was starting to get to me. My own best friend was a witch, and the other a shape shifter. How many people can say that?
Nevar, Serena, and I were walking out of Nevar’s car. They made me ride with them. That was one of their conditions. Another was keeping an eye on me at all times. Which I didn’t see how they could do, considering the fact that we don’t all have all the same classes.
“You ready?” Serena asked me, interrupting my thoughts.
“Yep,” I said.
“Then let’s go,” Nevar said.
We walked into the school, me in the middle with them on each side.
The first half of the day was fine and uneventful. But after lunch I had history, and I’d forgotten my history textbook in the car. I slipped out and ran to go get it, not wanting to be late, and not wanting Serena and Nevar to notice. Right before I got outside I heard the last bell ring. Darn. I was already late. So I ran faster until I finally made it. Great. They pick today to park on the far side of the lot.
I opened the door and grabbed the book. But just as I was about to head back, I heard a rustling in the trees. I looked behind me, and there was nothing there. I started walking faster, quickening my pace. I kept looking behind me making sure no one was there. And there was no one. The lot was completely empty. No one there. I was alone.
“Well, hello,” said a strange voice. I looked around and saw a tall figure. It was a boy. He had blond hair and frightening blue eyes. He looked about my age, but there was a savageness to him. The way his eyes looked over me, the way he was walking towards me.
Suddenly he was right in front of me. He pulled me close to him, putting his arms around me. He brushed my hair out of my face, and smiled.
“Let go of me!” I screamed in his face.
“Shhh. We don’t want anyone to hear us,” he whispered, putting his finger to my lips.
“Who are you?” I asked.
But instead of answering, he moved his face even closer to mine and said,
“Here’s a tip, don’t talk to strangers,” he said.
I gave a muffled scream. The last thing I remembered, was him placing his lips on my neck, and two impeccably sharp teeth biting into it. Then the world went black.
I was waiting outside her school at the end of the day, waiting for her to come out. Only she didn’t. I saw her two friends come out, looking around wildly. They looked terrified. The first thought that came across my mind was that she was in trouble. She couldn’t be though. Her friends must be worrying about something else. But as soon as the witch spotted me, she came marching over. Literally.
When she was a few feet away from me, her and her friend stopped. Their eyes looked like daggers about to stab me to my death.
“What did you do to her?” the witch said, fuming.
“Nothing. Why would you suspect me?” I asked.
“Oh I don’t know. Maybe because of the fact that every time you show up she’s in trouble, and that you’re here, and she’s gone. What do you think?” she asked me, looking like she was about to rip me to shreds.
“Well don’t look at me. I haven’t seen her since yesterday, when she didn’t show up,” I said.
“Yeah, show up for her death,” she said again.
“I was trying to save her life. Unlike you,” I said.
“Well we did save her. But that’s not going to us very good now, is it? With her being missing and all,” she said.
“So are you going to do this the easy way, or the hard way?” she asked, staring at my eyes.
“I swear, I didn’t do anything to her. I was just here to make sure she was alright and that she didn’t say anything about the Night World to anyone,” I said earnestly.
“I think he’s telling the truth,” the other one said thoughtfully, looking at me.
“Thank you,” I said. Not really meaning to.
“But, just to make sure, do you still have that truth serum?” she asked the witch.
“Yes. But I don’t think it’s necessary. We know he’s not telling the truth,” said the witch.
“I think we should, just to be sure that we don’t rip his head off for no reason,” she said.
“Fine. We’ll take him back to my place,” she said.
“Get in the car,” said the witch, looking at me with a look of pure hatred.
So I followed them up to their car and got in. The witch sat in the back with me to make sure that I didn’t try to escape. Escaping was the last thing on my mind. All I wanted to do was to get out of here, and to make sure that Clara was okay. Funny, that was the first time I’ve used her name.
“So who are you anyway?” The one driving asked.
“Alec. Alec Spencer,” I said.
“So where are you from?” she asked again.
“I was born in Chicago, then came here,” I said.
“What year?” The witch asked.
“What year was I born?” I asked.
“No, what year did you move here,?” she asked.
“1958,” was all I said.
“So you're not that old,” the one driving said.
“Not in comparison to others of my kind, no,” I said.
“What are your names?” I asked them. I had to know their names so that I wouldn’t be using the witch and the other one.
The one driving looked like she was about to tell me but the witch interrupted.
“None of you business,” she snarled.
I looked more closely at the witch. I noticed her necklace. It was blue and it said Serena.
“Are you sure it’s not Serena?” I asked smugly.
“How did you know that?!” she half yelled at me.
“Easy tiger. Look at your necklace,” I said.
She looked down at her chest fuming. Ha, ha. The joke’s on her.
Throughout the rest of the ride, we drove in silence. When we finally got there, one of them stood in front of me, and the other behind me. I felt like I was being escorted to prison.
Once I got in the front door, and the witch was behind me, they were both staring me down. Huh. I still called her the witch. Old habits die hard I guess.
Serena went and got the serum, while the other one stayed with me.
“So what is your name, anyways?” I asked her.
“Nevar,” she said.
“Well that’s a nice name,” I said awkwardly.
Serena came back with the serum.
“Sit,” she barked at me. I definitely liked Nevar better.
I went over and sat down on the couch.
“And now we find out everything,” said Serena.