The restaurant was busy as usual, and I was running around trying to make everyone happy. Even though some customers were horrible, I kept a smile on my face. When they left I would go to the kitchen and bad mouth them.
“Willow,” Jerome said “Kris wants to see you”
“Oh, shit,” I said, “Am I in trouble?”
Jerome grinned at me “I don’t think so. Why, have you done something you weren’t meant to?”
“Well, I did want to bite that cute guy from earlier. He smelt very nice.”
“He smelt ok,” Jerome smirked “His girlfriend smelt nicer,”
I rolled my eyes “She was wearing too much perfume. It would ruin the taste of her blood,”
“Who said I was going to bite her neck,” Jerome said wiggling his eyebrows at me.
I feigned a gasp “You dirty boy, you,”
“Go see Kris,” Jerome laughed.
I sent him a big grin and almost skipped to Kris’s office. I had to go past the vampires with big names first. So, I had to take my time and acknowledge them.
“Willow!” Kai said with a big grin “Long time no see. How have you been?”
“Do you really want me to answer that?” I said.
“I’ll take that as a no.”
I sighed “I’m stressed from college. I thought being a vampire meant I didn’t have to go, but no. I need to be relatively ‘normal’ and fit in,”
“College is good,” Kai said, “It means you don’t have to be a waitress for the rest of your life,”
“There is nothing wrong with being a waitress for the rest of my life,” I said, “But you are right. I’d rather be earning the big bucks and not have to see your ugly face every day,”
Kai laughed along with his friends “You are lucky I like you Willow, or we’d be having problems”
I grinned at him “Who else would you get to serve you your beverages?”
“Jerome is pretty cute,” Tim said.
“Willow!” I heard Kris shout.
“Sorry guys,” I muttered, “Bye Kai and Tim, Jerome doesn’t need a bigger head.”
I skipped over to his office and went in. A pretty girl was sitting in front of him and I had seen her a few times, but never spoken to her. Beside her was Theo. Everyone knew who she was.
I sat down and the door behind me opened and the rest of his brothers walked in and stood behind Kris watching me. Ok. This was uncomfortable.
“Willow,” Kris said, linking his fingers together “Do you know who these are?”
“Of course,” I said, “They are the Stone brothers”
“Good,” Kris said, “Well, they need your help”
I frowned “I’m sorry...but why?”
“Our brother is missing,” The oldest brother said. Xander. I had met him a few times and he seemed kinda cool. Sweet really.
“We can’t feel or sense him,” Theo said, and I saw the girl squeeze his hand.
“How long has he been missing for?” I asked.
“Long enough,” Callum said, “Over two months. We knew he was alive, but we didn’t know where he was. A week ago, everything went dead”
“We are worried,” The girl said, “No one can get in touch with him. Kris...dad said that you could help us”
“Oh!” I said, “You must be Emily”
She smiled gently “I am, but that isn’t important”
“Sorry. I didn’t recognise you,” I said, “Have you cut your hair?”
“You noticed!” Emily grinned “I cut it a few days ago and no one noticed. Not even Theo,”
“I said I was sorry for that,” Theo sighed.
“Ouch. Guess that wasn’t important enough,” I said.
“What is important is that you bring our brother back,” Aaron said, making me look at him.
“Dead or alive.” Max choked out.
I frowned slightly, “How do you want me to help?”
My mouth dropped open as I walked into Leo's room. When I had met him, I didn’t expect his room to be so...interesting. I had a feeling he liked dark colours, but I had no idea he had any interest in the piano.
Although, I had to admit that his room smelt so damn nice. I couldn’t put my finger on the smell but it was so nice. I ran my fingertips over his belongings and the brothers didn’t say anything as I started opening doors and I opened a drawer and quickly closed it.
“Don’t think he would want me looking through his pants drawer,” I laughed nervously “Either he has too many clothes, or he didn’t take anything with him,”
“My brother packed lightly,” Theo said, “He didn’t take his phone, any of his belongings. Only a few clothes and maybe a few photos. Nothing personal. Can you find him?”
“Yes,” I said, “Even if he is...you know, dead. I can find him”
“How?” Max said, “How can you find him, but we can’t?”
I shrugged “I don’t know. I was born with a telepathic power and all I need is something that belongs to them. What did Leo love the most? Something he was attached to”
Theo snorted “I don’t want to answer that.”
“I need to know.”
“I’m not telling you,”
I lifted my eyebrow and stared at him “Do you want me to find your brother or not?”
“Then just answer the damn question,”
“Wow,” Aaron said, “I like her,”
“Same,” Max said, “Look. Theo has gone red in the cheeks. Guess he isn’t used to women ordering him about,”
“Shut up,” Xander said, “Theo. Answer the question. Our brother needs to be found and you are making it difficult for Willow. We asked her for help and you aren’t helping,”
“Emily,” Theo muttered, “He thought I didn’t know about it. But I knew he loved her.”
“Can I touch you?” I asked, walking over to her and she nodded. I put my hands on her face and closed my eyes. I tilted my head, dropping my hands and I stepped away feeling sick.
I hated reading minds because I found things that I didn’t want to find.
“Anything?” Dylan asked.
“Yeah” I whispered “I found him. But...it might be too late”