“It’s really peaceful, I’ll admit that.” I sighed, grateful for the moment of peace. I continued walking towards what sounded like water, Elliot behind me. We got to a clearing; beside it, against the mountainside, there was a pond. “Is it spring water?”
“I belive so” I dipped my feet in the water, it was refreshing. I felt something nibbling at my toes. I looked down.
“Look! There are little fish nibbling my toes!” I smiled as one of them nibbled on my ankle. “Why do they do that?” I asked.
“I guess they think you taste good.” he laughed.
“Weird, want to head back now?” I said drying off my feet in the grass. I stepped on something slimy and jumped, looking down I saw that it was a small frog. “Good thing I didn’t step completely down.” I picked the frog up and held it out to Elliot, he smiled.
“I have one more place to show you, then we can head back, okay? Go put him in by the cat tails across the pond.” I ran over and sat him gently on the ground. I looked back at Elliot. I saw him sitting at a long table and then again standing over me at night.
“Wha-” I blinked and he was in the same spot as before and it was still daytime.He walked up to me.
“Are you okay? Maybe we should just head back, you’re looking kind of pale.”
“Yeah, can we go back inside, there’s something I want to see.” his smile faltered, but only for a moment.
“Sure” when we got back I opened the door and walked inside.
“Alright so we are in the living room, the kitchen is in the next room over, and the bedrooms are upstairs. Do we have a dining room?” I asked.
“Just wondering, can I see it?”
“Sure” he led me to a set of doors.
“This looks familiar.”
“Well you do live here.” he said giving me a smile that seemed fake.
“True.” he opened up the doors and I walked in, there was a long table. I saw Elliot sitting at the end of the table.
“Elliot?” I took a step towards the table. I felt a hand come down on my shoulder, I jumped and turned around.
“Yes?” I turned around and Elliot was still standing behind me. I looked back, there was no one sitting at the table.
“But you were-”
“I was what?”
“Nothing, just a trick of the light I suppose.”
“You have had a rough week, maybe you should rest some more.”
“Maybe...” I walked back upstairs and laid back in bed. Maybe I was just seeing things, but what was that I saw? Twice of him at that table, and then one of him outside. I fell asleep trying to figure it out. Elliot was standing over me, eyes glowing red.
“Shh...we wouldn’t want to wake Amanda...” I sat up, drenched in sweat. Elliot came in the door.
“Are you okay? I heard you scream.”
“I-I...um...” I swallowed. “You-you’re...” Maybe it was just a dream. Elliot came and sat down beside of me.
“Raven, you can ask me anything, are you okay?”
“Are you a vampire too?” I asked. He looked down at his hand.
“I am.” I stood up. “I’m not going to hurt you.”
“Am I?” he laughed.
“No, you would know if you were. Go back to sleep and we will talk more about this in the morning.” he said. He put his palm on my forehead. “sleep” I tried to stay awake, but I slipped into a deep sleep.