Everlasting: Book 1

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Chapter 23

My new diet isn’t too bad. Blood is delicious. It’s tempting to have human blood, but remembering how I was one once before changes my appetite quickly. I still live with my parents who are surprised by my beauty and agility, but haven’t brought it up. That would just be rude.

And Jaxon and I are doing great together. He loves me for me, and I love him for him. Lucas, and the other werewolves, are so obnoxious now that I’m a vampire. When I’m around them their vibes surrounding them are so disgusting I’m surprised I didn’t notice it before.

And Olive and I are still great friends. Now seniors in High School we’re about to graduate and go to college. I got accepted into UVM and so I’m going there, and Olive and Jaxon are coming with me. My parents were so proud of me. And Jaxon told me that you only go to college for the first time once so enjoy it. I laughed at that. My parents decided to move back home to Vermont with me, so we’re all happy seedling back here.

Now, I’m holding hands with Jaxon taking a walk in the woods of Vermont. Everything’s perfect. I love Vermont and I plan to stay here for the rest of my life.

“Want to sit down?” I ask Jaxon.

“Sure, the suns setting, so we shouldn’t miss that.” He adds. We both settle onto the picnic blanket I brought with us. Suddenly Jaxons down on one knee, holding up a small velvet box and showing me a diamond and ruby ring.

“I love you so much Araya Johnson, and I don’t see why we should wait. Would you marry me?” There’s no question about it.

“Yes, I will marry you Jaxon.” I fling myself into him and he slips the ring on my finger.

“Now we just have to tell my parents that I’m getting married at 18. That’ll be fun.” I say.

“As long as it’s with you.” Jaxon say’s, and I kiss him lightly and then run off into the distance. He’ll never catch me. I’m too fast for him. But if I slow down even the slightest he’ll twirl me around like he always does, and so I slow as we run off into the distance dancing. And my ring sparkles in the everlasting marks of our story, and the love we share for each other. Because all I want is to become Mrs. Araya Nieves.

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