Eternal Fire

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David stifles a laugh “no I’m not a doctor but I do have basic knowledge in bandaging a wound, and I wanna” he trails off holding back what he wants to say. I watch as his jaw tightens “you wanna.. what?” I wait for an answer and let out a sigh “look I appreciate the offer but I’ll be fine just need an aspirin and my bed so if you could take me home that would be great”

David shakes his head and walks to the kitchen to grab bandages and cleaning stuff, “look I’m your teacher right, so what kind of teacher would I be if I just let my student leave without helping them? so hold still while I clean this up, I won't take no for an answer” he starts with my neck softly applying a bandage to the mark ”so what about you? some kind of student by day and superhero for women by night?” he laughs

I tense up and try to hold back a scream as the bruise on my stomach throbs “no I just figured if it was me in that alleyway I would have hoped that someone would try to help me” David finishes the first bandage and pulls back, looks at me concerned “ok, strictly professional but you will need to take your shirt off so I can bandage your stomach”

“oh, um well ok but don't get brave or anything” I pull my shirt off struggling a bit to lift my arms “shit! that's gonna take forever to heal” David lowers his head and lets out a sigh “I should have gotten to you sooner, you probably wouldn't be in this much pain if I had just been faster”

Looking at him confused, "David, you act as if it's your job to protect me we only just met how could you of possibly known I was gonna be in that alleyway," laughing to herself "I mean it's not like you were following me or anything" she trails off

David stands and slowly backs away, "Yes I was following you, I overheard your arguing with your roommate, your window was open. I was worried and just wanted to see if you were ok, but wasn't sure how to approach you and then I heard the screams and when you ran to the alleyway I wasn't sure what to do"

Lexi watches in disbelief as the room fills with a thick fog of silence and confusion. so many thoughts running through her head. David leans in "here let's get this bandaged, don't want it to get infected" he touches her stomach and pulls back a little "Woah, your skin is burning! do you feel that?"

before Lexi can make any kind of response the phone rings to break the silence, David walks over and picks it up. “hello, now? ok, I’ll be in shortly” I look at him as he hangs up the phone. “who was that?” David walks over and grabs his jacket “that was the school I need to go to work, if I ask you to please stay here till I get back is there any chance you will?”

I scoff and turn my head “why should I trust you?” David sighs “its ok that you don’t trust me, I sometimes don’t trust myself but if you stay I can explain all of this way better for you, and maybe you will learn to trust me, maybe we will learn to trust each other” Lexi looks around the house and back at David. she lets out a deep sigh and sits down “fine ill stay till you get back but if whatever you say sounds even remotely like bullshit then you're taking me home got it?”

David grabs his keys and heads for the door “deal, I won't be too long there’s food in the fridge if you want it, I’m sure you're hungry and help yourself to a shower I don’t mind at all, your safe here I promise” he walks out of the house locking the door behind him.

Now, this is where I would probably have a genius plan to escape but something inside me pushes me to want to explore this huge house, I don’t know why but I’m curious of this place and its secrets. I slowly start snooping through the stuff on the table. nothing interesting just some magazines and the unfinished glass of wine. I lift it up and sniff it. no wine I have ever smelled before.

I stop as I hear a faint phone ringing, my eyes widen as I turn and see my cell phone on the kitchen counter. I thought I had dropped it in the alleyway. I snatch it up and hit answer. “hello, ruby is that you omg it's so good to hear your voice girl”

Ruby: “Lexi what happened, you left the dorm and then went silent it's been four days where are you? are you ok? David said something happened and he needed your clothes, I'm sorry about what I said it wasn't right of me to judge you like that”

I shake my head while she is rambling on the other end. “Ru.. ruby calm down, I’m ok everything is fine I just tried to be a hero, and well it backfired on me. I’m banged up pretty good so I won't be going to work today and as far as school goes I think I’m gonna take some time off, could you get any work for me that would be great, and I’m at David’s house” ruby lets out a scream on the other end and I pull the phone back damn she’s got a set of lungs.

“details girl I want details when you get back everything that happens between you guys” I hear a click on the other end and pull my phone back. it died, perfect I sit at the counter and look around. well, good job Lex you really stepped in it this time.

I look over at the fridge just as my stomach growls, can’t remember the last time I ate anything. I walk over and open it up, and see a few food items. some bottles of what looks like red wine, and a box of pizza. I grab the pizza and set it down on the counter taking a slice and popping it in the microwave. I walk back over to the fridge and my eye spots something sitting behind the milk I reach for it and as I pull it out my eyes widen.

“what the heck?” I drop the bag and take a step back. get it together Lexi that can’t be what your thinking, you read too much there’s no way that’s a blood bag. I walk over and pick it up opening one end and taking a sniff of the red liquid and my mind clicks as I look over at the glass on the coffee table. “just breath Lex, pull yourself together there’s no way this is blood, but if it is there’s got to be a good explanation".

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