Accidental Darkness

Chapter 8: Found

Clara’s POV

She hadn’t shut the door so the gust of wind from me running swung it open. I stole a quick glance at the calendar to my right. It had been two days since I was at school. Wow, time’s gone by fast. But that wasn’t what shocked me. That wasn’t near what shocked me. What shocked me so much was the fact that Alec, Nevar and Serena were sitting together, talking. The person they hated with such a passion was now their ally by the looks of it. I could hear bits of their conversation. They’re backs were turned and they were so intent on what they were doing that they didn’t even notice me crouching in the doorway.

“So she’s not at home, and she seems to be nowhere else in town. And no one saw her leave the school building, but everyone was already in their classes already,” said Nevar.

“And you’ve swept over the town, and found no trace of her?” Serena asked Nevar.

“Twice, and nothing. I’m going to go look over town again today,” Nevar said.

“But where could she be?” Alec asked.

But what happened next was what really baffled me. Alec ruffled his fingers through his hair while Serena and Nevar patted him on the back. His eyes looked hallow, and sad. So sad. But why would they be?

“It’s okay, it’s all going to be alright, we’ll find her,” Nevar cooed.

It occurred to me then that I should probably announce my presence. So I took a step forward as quietly as I could. Then I stood there waiting for them to notice me. They we’re so intent on finding me, and when I was standing right inside their door, they didn’t even notice me.

“Unless she finds you first,” I said casually from where I was standing, even though the anxiety that tore through me was almost unbearable.

All three of them spun around at the same moment (but Alec a bit fastest than the rest of them).

“Clara?” Nevar finally gasped.

“In the flesh,” I half joked.

They both rushed towards me and hugged me in a tight embrace. I squeezed them back.

I noticed that Nevar had a tear sliding down her cheek. And then I realized something. They smelled so good. So delicious and pure. But I couldn’t think about that now. I had to put all thoughts of that aside for now.

They pulled away after a few minutes.

“Where were you?” Nevar asked me, wiping her cheek.

“It’s a long story,” I said nervously.

After that, all three of them looked at me, really looked. Serena gasped, and everyone had an intake of breath. Alec was shaking his head. I’d forgotten he was here. And why was he here?

“Oh God,” Nevar finally said.

“No,” Serena whispered.

“Sit down and tell us the whole story,” Nevar said, her voice wavering.

So I walked over to the couch, sat down and crossed my legs.

“I’d forgotten my history book in the car, so I went back to go get it. But when I got out there, there was someone, or something, there. So basically a vampire. He, um, well, he bit me. Then after that I don’t remember anything. But I woke up two days later, and I was in a dark alley. So then I came here, to ask for help,” I said. Help for what, I didn’t know. I didn’t tell them about my meal on the way though, because I was a little embarrassed,

“Then you must need to feed,” Alec said, speaking up for the first time.

“Well, I had a…snack on the way,” I said, for lack of a better word.

“I see,” he said.

“Do you know what he looked like?” Nevar asked me, practical Nevar.

“Well, he had blond hair and blue eyes. He looked around my age, and he was about a foot taller than me,” I said.

“Do you know anyone that fits that description?” Nevar asked Alec.

“Well there are a few that I know of with that description, but one who fits it perfectly. And attacking girls at school sounds like just the kind of thing that he’d do,” he said mockingly.

“Who is it?” Serena asked, her eyes glittering with hope.

“Ben Sawyer,” Alec said bitterly.

“Ben Sawyer?” Serena asked.

“Yeah, and I’ll kill him for it,” Alec said, throwing a murderous glance at the window.

He started stalking towards the door, but I stopped him, blocking the doorway. I was much stronger than him at the moment because I’d just eaten, and he looked like he hadn’t eaten in a long time.

“Where do you think you’re going?” I asked him.

“To go kill Ben Sawyer. Didn’t you just hear me?” he asked, trying to step forward but failing miserably.

“No one is killing anyone on my behalf. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” I said. I sounded like my mother.

“Then let’s make it three,” he muttered as he tried to step out again.

“Now just calm down. Where is killing him going to get us? And why are you even here?” I asked him. I’d been wanting to ask him for a while, and now seemed like the time for a distraction.

He looked away towards Nevar and Serena.

“We’ll give you two a moment,” Nevar said, taking Serena outside with her. When they reached the door, I moved aside, and caught Alec in a corner so that he wouldn’t escape. I looked at them confused, but they just shook their heads.

Why do we need a moment anyways? It’s not like we're going to declare our love for each other and elope. The thought was so funny that I almost laughed out loud. I had a hilarious image in my mind of me in an 18th century gown, and us running away together on his horse, the wind blowing my hair out of my face. But when I shook myself out of the revive, I had butterflies in my stomach. I cleared the thought out of my head and put my full attention on Alec.

He opened the his mouth to speak when suddenly I heard a bang. The door swung open and I had a terrible feeling in my stomach about what I saw next. In between Nevar and Serena they were both holding down a boy. He had blond hair, blue eyes, and was a foot taller than me. It was him. It was my attacker. It was Ben Sawyer. I drew a sharp intake of breath, and just like the first time I saw him, he threw a devilish grin straight at me, and then the last thing I remember was falling into Alec’s arms. Then, once again, the world went black.

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