Forever Night

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In a world full of demons, dragons, vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night who would have thought that one girl would have the power to save it or let the darkness consume it.

Fantasy / Romance
Angelika Ryman
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The Beginning

My life change when I arrived to a small and when I mean small I mean about three thousand people all together. To make it even better I had never even heard of this town before but this is where my parents decided that we were going to live. You see we are not normal people in the sense of the word, my parents are "dracul" or dragons. They look like everyone else, but they can change when they want to, I however do not know what I am, because I have not gone through the change yet. My parents have not told me much about what happens just that it is going to hurt really bad, but when it is all over it is the greatest feeling. If it is not enough that my parents are dracul, my grandmother is a vampire. This may sound weird, but it is more common for dracul and vampires to have children and marry than it would be for say dracul and werewolves to marry. There has always be a running bet between my family on what I will be, my father say a red dracul, my mother says green dracul and then there is my grandmother who says that I will be a very rare mix of dracul and vampire. No one has ever spoken of this rare mix of the two for the fact that there have only been a small handful and just the idea of having one run in your family can cause either great joy or great fear. To have a mix like that that person would be extremely powerful and can do great damage or great good.

For the average dracul, vampire, werewolf or demon the change normally in their early to late teens. This however can be pushed back till the person in in the mid twenties, it all depends on what is going on in that persons life. You see the change is something that your body has to be ready for no matter what type of monster you are, if your body is not ready there is a great change that you may die for the pain. In the monster world there are a small handful of people that never change, these people are called "Normals" this just means that they could live in the human world without the fear of being hunted down and killed or used for study.

The moon was full in the sky as I looked out the window as my new classmates talked and danced. I still didn't know why I said yes to come to this little gathering, but I was not having any fun. I looked at my watch it was already about ten thirty and it was getting late. I stood up to leave when a sharp pain ran through my whole body. You know the feeling like you pulled a mussel in your leg or arm, it was like that but just throughout my whole body. It took my breath away, the only thing that popped into my head was that I needed to get outside and get some fresh air. The pain started to get worse and now my skin started to feel tight on my back almost as if I was going to be ripped in half. The cool summer air hit my face as I walked outside, just getting out of the building helped me. I felt like I was going to fall over when I reached for the railing, however I was nowhere close to grabbing it when I felt a hand grab my shoulder. I looked up to see two burgundy brown eyes staring back at me. I felt like I had seen these eyes before just I couldn't figure out where or when. That was when another round of pain shot up my spine.

"Are you alright? What do you need me to do?" He asked helping me to my feet.

"I don't know. I feel like I need to get away from here."

"Okay, I know of a meadow near here, I just need you to walk with me and take deep slow breaths. If the pain gets too bad we can stop, but with how you are acting it sounds like you are going through your change." He said wrapping his arm around my waist while stabilizing me.

We started to make our way to the wooded area near the little school that we were at. In the back of my mind there was a little voice telling me not to go with him for all I knew he was a killer looking for young girls to kill and leave in the woods somewhere. However, I really had no choice, the pain was starting to get really bad and if I changed right in the middle of a group of people someone could get hurt.

"That good just keep taking deep breaths." He said smiling at me as we walked.

"How do you know so much about this?"

"I just went through my change about two days ago, and when I saw you in pain I thought for sure that is what is going on with you. So I came to help."

"Well, thank you so much."

"No problem."

It took us about four minutes to get to the meadow that he was talking about but it was beautiful. The moon shined through the canopy of the tree and lit the small pond that sat near the northern edge of the meadow. There were flowered everywhere and at the edge of the pond was a huge weeping willow tree. This place was just so calm and tranquil, I felt bad for coming here in so much pain I just wanted to enjoy it all but then there was another sharp pain in my shoulder blades.

This time the pain was different I could feel something starting to poke through my skin. I took off my jacket and sure enough there was something poking out from my shoulder blade, I could not tell what it was but then there was another shot of pain and where ever it was was now out. Wings and they were not like dracul wings they were not covered in scales of skin but they were covered in black feathers. The next shot of pain came from my mouth more importantly my teeth. When I opened my mouth there were two large fangs. The pain started to go away after the fangs, I could tell however that my hair was now a lot longer than it was before and a deeper red.

"WOW! I didn't think your change would be like this." He said shocked but not afraid.

Shortly after my body calmed down my wings were gone and my fangs were not as long as they were. This made trying to talk a lot easier.

"What is that supposed to mean?" I asked brushing off my cloths.

"Well everyone knows that you are the daughter of two dracul so I would have thought that you would have been a dracul yourself."

"You make a good point, but what am I? I have never seen or read anything about a change ending up like this."

"From what my father described you are a very rare mix of dracul and vampire and from how fast your body recovered maybe even a little bit of demon. However, for that last one I am not sure." He said studying me as if he was not as shocked as he played to be.

I heard a branch snap and turned to see what it was, when I turned back around to ask this guy his name he was gone. That just made me think of more questions, how could he be that fast? What kind of monster is he? How did he know that a calm place would help me? Why did he seem to know me? All of that stopped when I saw a group of guys from my school stepping in to the moon light. I could tell that they had had too much to drink and were not very friendly. There were about six of them and the leader of it all the football star Andrew Tanner.

"What do we have here boys? If it isn't little miss to good for the football star. What brings you out to this part of the woods on a night like this?" He asked me as he got closer.

"Minding my own business. What about you?" I asked backing up, I didn't want him any closer than there needed to be.

"Well she's got a smart mouth on her boss." His second in command said walking up beside him smiling.

"I'm here because I saw you walk into these woods with a strange guy and I wanted to make sure that you were okay. You are my girl." He said closing the gap between us.

"I am not your girl!"

"You may not be now, but just wait once I go through the change you will be all mine."

Andrew smiles is something that I did not want to see. Everyone knew that if he smiled that meant that something big was going to happen and nine times out of ten someone was going to end up hurt. I was still having an issue with him watching me and then following me into the woods.

"What is going on here!?" A man asked walking in to the meadow from the woods, I could tell that there was another guy hiding back in the shadows of the trees.

"Nothing, we were just leaving." Andrew said trying to grab my arm.

"Well, she looks like she does not want to leave with you so you should just let her be."

Andrew gave the man a look that said you better watch yourself, or I may do something I would regret later. However, after a minute of silence Andrew and his group left just as they came loud. The man stood in the meadow till he was sure that the group was gone then turned to me. There is something about this man that seemed familiar, like I had seen him before when I was younger, but I could not figure out when. I looked passed him and the shadow of the other guy was now gone, I knew that I had seen the other shadow and I was not imagining it.

"Are you alright?" He asked staying where he was at, as if to say I know you have been through a lot and that he was not going to push his luck.

"Yeah, is there any way you can help me get out of here. I just need to get back to the school."

"No problem."

This man was very considerate, he walked in front and from time to time looked back to make sure that I was still there. We walked in silenced, I was grateful that he was helping me out of the wood, but I was ready to just get home. It was nice to see the street lights and my subaru, I thanked the man one more time before getting into my car and heading home. The drive home was peaceful, and calm, though it was not as long enough. If only I knew what was going to happen now.

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