Chapter 21 Pt. 2
“Why would she say you were dead?” Emmett asked.
I rolled my eyes “If you haven’t noticed, your girl here, is a psycho.”
Bianca suddenly jumped from the bed and faced me.
“You’re supposed to be dead.”
Emmett turned towards Bianca.
“Why would you think that Vanessa was dead?”
Bianca ignored Emmett and continued on.
“We killed you! There’s no way you could have survived that!”
“What the hell is she talking about,” Emmett demanded.
I shrugged my shoulders “How am I suppose to know?”
I took a couple of steps forward making eye-contact with Bianca. Leaning forward I whispered.
“I’m not that easy to kill, but you on the other hand are.”
I smirked when I saw the fear in her eyes and took a step back.
“Are you okay, Bianca? That story was a little bizarre, even for you.”
Bianca became hysterical when she saw the look of disbelief on Emmett’s face.
“I’m not crazy! She was dead! She shouldn’t be here.” Bianca yelled.
Emmett shook his head and stood up.
“I think it’s time for you to leave.”
Bianca’s eyes watered slightly.
“You’re going to choose her over me?”
When Emmett looked away Bianca launched her fist at me, but I merely grabbed her wrist before she could even make contact.
I yanked her toward me and whispered a spell into her ear. Basically, the point of the spell was to compel her to come to me when I was ready to deal with her. It was a fairly simple spell, but if she tried to go against the compulsion it would most likely drive her crazy.
I wasn’t really sure about what I wanted to do with her. Killing her definitely crossed my mind, but that didn’t seem to sit right with me. I guess mostly because she was just a human who had no idea of what she had gotten herself into. That doesn’t mean she was going to go unpunished though.
“What the hell is going on?” Emmett asked
I shrug my shoulders. “I guess she finally snapped from you treating her like shit.”
Emmett looked down in shame as he mumbled to himself.
“I said I only did it because I love you.”
I let out a dry laugh “You don’t love me.”
“No, you can’t possibly love me! Loving someone doesn’t mean you go to the first bitch that’s willing to give out when you’re being a horny little shit!”
I was so sick and tired of him saying every little thing he’s ever done was because he loved me. I’m so sick and tired of his excuses. Emmett went to protest and I glared at him.
“Save it, Emmett. Honestly every time you open your mouth you make things worse.”
I sucked my teeth when he let a few silent tears fall down his face. The fuck was he crying for?! I simply shook my head and walked out. He didn’t deserve my comfort.
I have now been training for a whole month. Most exhausting month ever! The sessions only became more intense the more we went at it. The boys refused to go easy on me.
‘Astrazia’s not going to go easy on you, Vanessa.’ Dylan said when I complained during an excruciating session.
It was definitely worth every last bit of sweat though. On top of working with Dylan and Kayden, Dad and Kai have been working with me as well. Although training with the boys could be really fun sometimes I think I like my magic lessons the most. I always left my lesson exhilarated and my head swimming with spells.
The repairs on the school were almost done and we would probably end up going to school the following week. Everyone had jumbled thoughts on what was to come. So much was happening in so little time. Everybody was thinking of fighting strategies. Dad wanted to strike first. No one was fond of being sitting ducks. Everything we did determined whether or not we would make it out of this victorious or not. I wasn’t so worried. We had our own advantages and we sure as hell wouldn’t go down without a fight.
I walked into my room to find Bianca; a crazed look in her eyes.
“What’s up with you?”
Bianca didn’t even acknowledge my question. I sighed.
“Anyway, when is Vanessa’s funeral?” I asked taking off my jacket.
Bianca’s head lifted slightly “There is no funeral.”
I couldn’t believe she still managed to come out breathing.
“You’re kidding, right? So what hospital is the stubborn bitch at? Let’s go finish the job.”
“There is no hospital!” Bianca yelled
“Then what the hell do you mean?!”
“She’s alive and she’s perfectly fine! Not a single scratch! I thought her death would be all over the news, so I went to go comfort Emmett. He didn’t know what the hell I was talking about and Vanessa sauntered in without a single injury!”
“How is that fucking possible? Even with her ma......” I trailed off
“The point is that she should be dead!” I finished after receiving a questioning glance from Bianca.
“Well, she’s not.”
“And what the hell were you doing at Emmett’s house? Didn’t I tell you to stay low?” I glared at her.
When she didn’t answer I sighed and looked up at the ceiling “Fuck! I’m screwed.”
Bianca scooted towards me “Look this is actually a good thing. Honestly the more I thought about her death the more fucked up I got.”
“You don’t fucking understand! I have to kill her!” I yelled
Bianca merely rolled her eyes ” She cheated on you! I’m sorry but you need to grow up!”
I growled in frustration. What the hell was I supposed to do?! I huffed and pointed to the door.
“What?” Bianca asked
“Get the fuck out, you useless bitch!” I seethed
Ailes was going to be pissed- really pissed. I was so screwed! I might a well get this over with.
The first day back to school was completely uneventful. We did absolutely nothing. We mostly wen over the work we were supposed to be turning in and that was more than boring. On top of that everyone was worried about exams. We missed so many lessons so preparing was going to be a bitch.
“Vanessa!” I turned my head and saw Leila rinning at me.
“What are you going to do about the exams?”
“Whaa-” Leila cursed under her breath.
“I thought you would come up with a really helpful spell that would magically let us know the answers to the test,” Leila said pouting
“Nice try, but no. Not everything can be fixed by magic, Leila.”
Leila sucked her teeth and dragged me to the quad.
“We’re eating outside today?”
“Yupp, the boys already got us food off campus.”
I smiled when I saw Kayden and Dylan with bags of taco bell.
“How do you feel?” Kayden asked worry etched into his face.
“I’m fine. Honestly, I’m glad to be back.”
“So you haven’t had the urge to take a chomp out of your classmates?” Dylan asked
I chuckled. “No. Although Tj Holts was looking pretty damn edible today.”
Leila gasped “Wasn’t he? I thought I was the only one who was thought so.”
Leila and I giggled when Rafael, Kayden, and Dylan glared at us.
“Keep talking like that, and your food is mine.” Dylan threatened playfully.
“That won’t be necessary,” I said plopping down in between Kayden and Dylan.
I took out a crunch wrap and took a bite out of it
“Mmm. This is such a nice break from cafeteria food. Thanks, guys.”
They nodded their head in acknowledgment and continued to stuff their faces. I sighed in content It was good to be back. How long would I be able to keep this peace?
I raced to Astrazia’s HQ and to Ailes side. Ailes gave me another one of his creepy smiles.
“Ah, my boy, have you gotten the information needed?”
“No, I -”
“You’re not going to disappoint me like that James boy, are you?”
Shit! I forgot about that. He didn’t hesitate to kill James!
“That’s not what I was going to say. You know I always deliver.” I said placing a smirk on my face
“I was just making sure you approved of me pursuing Vanessa’s body in any way I see fit.” Ailes nodded
“As long as her body is intact, I will leave the retrieval of her body to you.”
I’m so screwed. I had to get the odds in my favor somehow and fast.
Once I had gotten home from school I thought I should put the spell I cast on Bianca to use. I smiled when the doorbell rung twenty minutes later.
“What the hell is this? Why can’t I control my body?” Bianca shrieked
“Don’t worry about it. I think it’s about time that we had a bit of a talk.”
“I don’t have anything to say to you!”
A flash of irritation shot through me at her words. She damned near killed me and she didn’t have anything to say to me!
“If that’s the case, then I’ll just have to make you talk. FYI, I have no qualms about killing you.”
With a wave of my hand, Bianca was sat in a chair and strapped tightly.
“What the hell? What’s going on?”
“Oh no, you’re going to have to shut that trap of yours. I do believe it is my turn to ask the questions”
“Like I give a-”
“That means to shut the fuck up, Bianca,” I said giving her a sharp glare
“Why did you attempt to kill me?”
“Isn’t it obvious?! It’s always you! Emmett only sees you!”
I snorted “And that’s why he fucked you behind my back.”
Bianca shook her head with silent tears cascading down her face.
“Even when he was with me, he called out your name! Do you know how that made me feel!” Bianca’s voice cracked.
I almost felt bad for her, almost. Of course that only lasted for a second before I was pissed all over again
" You know, you have some nerve! Boohoo! He called my name. You guys only ever fuck buddies! In case your damn brain failed to remember- we were going out when you guys started messing around behind my back!”
“Two years, we were together for two years and that was all thrown down the drain because some slut opened her legs and my boyfriend was too much of a sleaze to say no! So I’m sorry that I don’t give a shit.”
I took a deep breath to calm myself. This was probably the first time that I vented how pissed I was. I took another calming breath.
“Does Zion know I’m alive?”
“Arrrrgh!” Bianca let out a crazed shriek as she was hit by my electrical shock.
“What the hell was that?” Bianca wheezed out.
" What do you think? It was electricity. The voltage will only get hire the more you refuse to cooperate with me. Are you going to tell me what I want to know?”
I was met with silence. I repeated the spell and amped up the voltage.
“Aaaah!” Bianca was panting heavily now. I raised my hand ready to hit her with another shock when she suddenly screamed out.
“No! I’ll talk!”
I sighed. Why couldn’t she have just agreed in the beginning? I lowered my hand and waited for her to talk.
“Yes, Zion knows that you’re alive, but he plans on finishing what he started.” she finally panted out.
“You know better than to tell Zion I know of his plans, right?”
Bianca nodded tersely and I unfastened her restraints and stepped back.
“You can go now. I no longer need you.”
Bianca began to hobble her way towards the door before I stopped her midway.
“Oh and Bianca? If you tell anyone about my powers I’ll make you choke on your tongue.”
Bianca stiffened before she quickened her pace.
After I was done cleaning things up in the living room I called everyone and asked them to meet at the house. I waited until everyone was here before I began. While everyone was piling in Kai pulled me to the side.
“Are you okay?” Kai asked grasping my shoulders.
I giggled. “I’m fine! I already told you guys I haven’t had the urge to take a bite out of anyone.”
“That’s not what I meant and you know it!”
“What are you talking about?”
Kai sighed “I’m talking about the nightmares. I spend most of my night here and sometimes even in the same room- the same bed! Did you really think I wouldn’t notice the nightmares you’ve been having?”
I leaned against the wall and swiped my hand across my face.
“I keep having the same dream about my death. It’s like the impact, and my bones cracking, it’s all on replay. I always feel silly after I wake up. I have all this power yet I let a dream scare me.”
“It’s not silly! Vanessa, you died. You can’t expect everything to go completely back to normal, hun.”
I looked down and Kai pulled me to him.
“You’re my baby sister. I’ll be there whenever you need me. Whether you need me to kick someone’s ass, help you get through a nightmare, or even get rid of all the monsters in your closet, I’m here to help.”
I chuckled and punched his shoulder. “Thanks, but don’t think I didn’t notice how you put emphasis on “baby sister, you dork.”
Kai laughed “Let’s go, I think all your guest are here.”
I walked to the center of the living room and cleared my throat.
“I thought I should update everyone on the situation at hand. Zion apparently knows that I’m still alive and he’s waiting for the opportunity to finish what he started-”
“So you want to attack before he can even try to,” Tony said with a smirk
“Got any plans?” Mason asked
“I was thinking about letting Zion see that I’m alive with his own eyes.”
Kai blinked slowly. “That’s a good plan if you want to get captured.”
I nodded eagerly. “That’s exactly what I want!”
I chuckled as everyone looked on at me incredulously.
“Think about it, they still don’t know about my most recent transformation or about the fact that I not only have witches but vampires and werewolves in my corner. ”
Leila snorted. “That’s like the ultimate team.”
I laughed. ” Isn’t it though?”
Dad thought it would be good if we talked about strategy, so Dylan’s pack offered to prepare space for us at the main home. Of course, they weren’t too happy with the fact that vampires would be accompanying us and the werewolves were just as excited about it as they were, but they all promised to behave.
I was relieved about their mutual agreement to play nice. If they couldn’t handle playing nice with each other, then how could they be expected to fight next to each other? Meeting everybody was great but hectic. There were so many faces and names to remember on both sides. At the end of the day, my brain was fried. It was worth it though, everybody was freely talking to each other and teasing each other in a playful manner. It made me smile to see everyone together.
The days that led up to the battle were long and filled with anxiety. That following Monday everyone including Leila was preparing for what was to come.
“Let’s go kick some ass!” Leila chanted.
“You do realize that you’ll be staying home with my mom right?”
“What? How come?” Leila whined
“Leila, I love you for wanting to help. I truly do.”
“Then why can’t I ?”
I sighed. “Not only are you human, but you don’t have any experience with weapons. Plus I would feel so much more at ease if you stayed at the house and kept my mom from losing her mind.”
Leila’s pout lessened and she cracked a smile. I smiled back at her and gave her a tight hug.
“I just got something super useful!” Kai said in a sing-song voice.
“What is it?”
Kai held out his hand and tapped his palm twice. We all watched in amazement as what looked like a hologram of Astrazia’s HQ appeared.
“Nice! Where did you learn that?”
“I found it in one of my dads family grimoire. Totally convenient, right? It took a while to learn though since I’ve never actually been to their HQ.”
Noah came up behind me to take a look.
“Are we going for a subtle attack or are we fucking shit up?” he asked
“Fucking shit up, duh.”
“Good choice.” Kayden chimed in with a smirk
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