I don’t know how long I’ve been asleep, but a delicious smell started to pull me out of my slumber. “Scarlet; come on wake up. Wake up darling.” I mumbled something not wanting to open my eyes, but was hit by that smell again.
I opened my eyes, Thomas is holding a plate of pizza in front of my face.
I sat up and looked out the window, it’s raining again. Does it ever stop raining here? I tried to take the pate but he moved it out of my reach, and climbed off the bed.
“Nope if you want some, then you’ll have get of bed, and come out to get some.” I stayed there for a moment contemplating just staying here, but my stomach seemed to strongly disagree with that choice. I climbed out of bed and closed the curtain and called a black wolf, and changed in mid step.
I slowly walked out to the living room, Thomas is standing at the coffee table, taking some stuff out of a bag his back to me.
I didn’t make a sound, even as a human I walk very quietly.
He called my name but didn’t turn around. As I got closer I laid my ears flat and crouching down low to the ground, ready to pounce. I crawled behind the couch just as he turned around. I got behind him and pounced. Sending him flying to the floor, he turned over just as I pinned him down snarling at him, teeth bearing.
“Scarlet come on, calm down it’s just me.” I closed my mouth and lied down on him so he couldn’t move.
I rested my head just underneath my chin, breathing dog breath in his face. He scratched my head, and behind my ears, I know what he’s trying to do.
He’s trying to get me to relax, to let my guard down, so he can get me down. But it’s not going to work. I pushed him harder into the floor.
“Scarlet you have about a minute to get off of me. Come on get off of me!” His tone is getting up, I licked his face and got off of him I sat back on my haunches, and watched him get up. Once he dusted himself off, I changed back and stood in front of him. “So are you going to just stand there, or come and get something to eat?” He said as he sat down on the couch.
As I sat next to him I looked at the calendar, but didn’t let it bother me. Thomas is right, I don’t need my family, and I never have to worry about them again. He handed me a plate and got himself one.
I took a bite, but Thomas didn’t he just sat there staring at his plate.
“Look I’m sorry; I shouldn’t have done that to you. But I didn’t think it would upset you like that.” I said looking down at my plate.
“It didn’t upset me. I was impressed by that; no one has been able to sneak up on me like that. Not in a long time.”
He gave my hand a squeeze and took a bite of his food.
We didn’t say anything for a while, my body started to feel odd. Almost like it’s trying to cover itself in fur, but I looked down at my arm, and no fur.
“Thomas there’s something wrong here, I don’t know what it is, but it’s not right.”
He took my plate and put it down along with his.
He looked me over, opening my mouth, and looking at my skin.
“Are you allergic to anything?” I thought about it for a moment; then said. “The only thing that I am aware of is garlic.” My skin really started to itch. “I ordered garlic on the pizza.” He got up and ran for the bathroom.
He started rummaging through stuff and ran back out with a needle, and jabbed it into my leg.
After a moment the itching stopped and my body started to settle. He grabbed my face and looked in my mouth then be looked at my skin.
“I think you’ll be okay. I am so sorry. I had no idea.” “No don’t be sorry, you couldn’t have known. But don’t worry, I’ll be fine, okay.” Just to be sure I pushed the pizza back and sat back against the couch. Thomas took the box into the kitchen and brought out a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter, and two new plates. “You’re not allergic to peanut butter are you?” “No not at all.” He smiled and made us each a sandwich, and I said.
“So you still owe me your story, and since you almost killed me, I want it.”
He put the lid on the jar and laughed.
I’m not sure what he thinks is so funny; because there is no way he is getting out of this.
I took one look at him, and could tell he’s reading my mind. ‘You’re not leaving this couch until you tell me. So spill it.’
He smiled and put his plate down.
“Well I guess I should start at the beginning. I was born in 1991, my parents died when I was fifteen. I have no family that I know of. I don’t know anything about them or where I came from.” He took a deep breath and continued.
“I’m 24 and I’ve been here for a few years; I have been a vampire since I was 20. When I told you I was attacked and killed, they killed me and somehow brought me back. Whoever turned me left me alone, I had no idea what to do as a vampire, no idea what it meant, I have no idea who they are, and I had to figure things out for myself, just like you. I was on my way home when I came across a young girl who was running away from home. I could tell that she was a supernatural being of some sort, and could tell that she needed my help. So I helped decided to help her, buy kidnapping her.”
I punched him in the arm, for bringing me into this.
“Is there anything else that I need to know?” He nodded and his face turned serious and I got the feeling that whatever he’s about to tell me isn’t very good.
“Come on Thomas just tell me.”
“Alright after I was turned I started to do things. Things I didn’t know that was possible, for anyone to do.” He looked at me, with I don’t know what in his eyes. “It’s better if I just show you.”
He put his hand on the bottle of coke, and it started to freeze, within seconds it was frozen solid. “Oh my god! You have the ability to freeze things?” He nodded. “Yes I can. I don’t know why, or how; but all I know is I have it, and no one else that I know of has any kind if ability. It took me a while to get control over it, but now I have complete control over my ability. That’s it, that’s everything on me.”
He got up and sat in the chair next to the couch.
“Scarlet I have to go to work. I am so sorry, to have dropped all this on you, and leave, but I have to go. If I’m late again I’m fired.”
Shaking my head. “No I get it, go. I don’t like it but I have to stay here.”
He nodded got up, and gave me a kiss on the head and went to get ready for work.
I cleaned up and headed for the kitchen, I don’t know what to think about all that he just told me, he’s just like me, all alone and different, again just like me. “Scarlet you don’t have to worry. I know I shouldn’t have told you like this, but I had to. We had to get that out in the open.” He wasn’t in the room, but I could still hear him, and he heard my thoughts.
“Let me ask you something. Can all vampires read minds?” “Yes but just humans, and for some reason you.”
“I’m supernatural but not vampire, maybe that’s it.” I said walking into the next room, as he walked out in a pair of dress pants, and a black dress shirt.
“I will be back late tonight. Remember don’t leave.” I nodded and sat on the couch as he walked out the door, leaving me alone.
I can’t take it anymore, I’m going crazy, and I’ve been stuck in this apartment for so long, I have to get out.
But I can’t just walk out the front door.
So I went over to the window, the suns trying to break through the dark cloud cover. I opened the window a crack and changed into mouse so I could get through the crack.
Once I got out I changed into a crow; I don’t want people to see my red wings, and launched into the sky.
I flew over the city, looking at everything. It all looks so different from being on the ground. The sun is starting to set; and Thomas would be back soon.
I tried to find my way back but I couldn’t. I landed in an ally and changed back.
I started walking; hoping that something might start and feel familiar, but it didn’t. I started to feel something, a presence, and not a good one either.
“Well… well…. what do we have here?” Three men appeared around me; closing in around me.
They all watched me with what looks like anger in their eyes. I might be small; but they have no idea what their messing with. One pulled out a knife, and another one attacked me.
I managed to dodge past one of them sending him flying; but another one got me with got me with a kick to the back sending me flying. I got back up and attacked. I got a few good blows in, and so did they. There just about to finish me off when someone whistled and said.
“Well that’s brave, three against one. Now that’s real brave if you ask me.”
I tried to see who was standing there, but my vision is starting to blur.
“Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?” They each gave me one last kick and advanced on them.
Briefly there was a tussle and the three fled.
The others talked over to me; one knelt down and looked me over. “Who are you?” Trying to take a deep breath, it hurts to breathe. “I’m Scarlet.” He and one of the others picked me up and started walking.
“We have to clean her up, she’s in pretty bad shape. We have to take her somewhere.”
I couldn’t see very well, but I managed to say.
“I have somewhere to go.” “Where?” But all I could mutter was “Thomas” one swore and said. “She’s Thomas’s girl! We have to clean her up, or he will kill us.” Kill them? Who are these guys? And most importantly who is Thomas? Did they read my mind, are they vampires as well, like Thomas? “We’ll take her to Joes.” “Good call him.” I started to black out, but the one that was carrying me in his arms, and said.
“Don’t you fall asleep on me, come on; open your eyes. Do you understand me?” I tried to open my eyes but I couldn’t. All I could do was try and stay awake.
“We’re here.” We walked inside, inside someplace. “Hey Joe; you’re going to be okay hon. we got you.” We walked towards the back, and he sat me down. “John, Eliot keep watch.” He closed the door, and turned on a sink.
He knelt down in front of me, and said. “Alright Scarlet, we have to clean you up. You have to stay awake.” He started washing all the blood off of me. “You’re covered in blood; and in pretty bad shape. I’m sorry this happened to you.” He stood and said. “Stay here, I’ll be right back.” Stay here, really? Right now I can barely move, so that won’t be a problem. He walked out of the room, closing the door, but I can still hear them.
I can’t move, I can barely open my eyes.
I focused my hearing on them. “How is she?” “She’s in pretty bad shape. I think she has internal bleeding. Hand me a glass.” I don’t know what he did, but he quickly returned.
He walked in, but before he closed the door I could feel his gaze on me.
“John I need you to go and get her some new clothes; jeans and a top.” He closed the door, and knelt down in front of me. He put the glass to my lips and said. “Here you need to drink this.” I managed to swallow most of it, it tasted odd but I don’t care. After a moment, I started to feel strange, but it didn’t last long; then I started drifting in and out of consciousness.
“Scarlet come on open your eyes. Hay stay with me now.”
I opened them, and I could see. One of the men that saved me, kneeling in front of me. “Who are you?” It hurts to speak. “I’m Derek.” Just then the one Called John showed up with clothes for me. They helped me into them, and put a jacket on me. “Come on we have to get you back to Thomas, up you get.” He and John helped me up and walked me out of the bathroom.
“Hey Joe do me a favor and get rid of these.” “Sure thing.” He gave him what I’m guessing is my clothes, covered in blood.
We walked out of the place, a car is waiting for us, out front. They put me in the car and drove off.
As we went, I kept drifting in and out of it, I know where we are heading; but for some strange reason I feel safe with these men; I don’t even know. They stopped the car, and climbed out, and one of them asked. “What is she?” “I don’t know. She’s supernatural that’s for sure. I just don’t know what kind. She’s not a werewolf, nor is she vampire. She’s something that I have never seen before.” They’ve never seen a shapeshifter before either? Does that mean I’m a new species? And if so what will that mean for me? Oh god, what’s going to happen to me? If no one has ever heard of a shapeshifter, then I have to make sure that no one ever does find out, if I can help it.
“Alright Scarlet here we are.” Derek and John are the ones holding me upright. I can tell that were back at Thomas’s apartment. We walked up to his door, Derek let the one Eliot take my other arm so he could stand in front of us, and knocked on the door; keeping me from sight.
Thomas opened the door, and saw the three of them first. “Derek, John, Eliot. What are you doing here? Look I’m sorry, but you can’t stay; I have to go.”
Derek stopped him; I could hear the worry in his voice. “Thomas we have someone here with us. Now don’t be mad, but there was an accident.” He moved so Thomas could see me.
“Oh my god Scarlet; what the hell happened? Get her inside now!” My vision started blur even more again, as they got me inside, and Thomas told them to take me into the bedroom. And put me down on the bed. “What the fuck happened to her?”
Thomas swore, I never heard him swear before. The bed sank as someone sat on the bed next to me.
The one called Derek spoke first. “She was being attacked, and we heard them, and smelt the blood, and came in and helped her.” Everyone was speaking like I was asleep; but that’s not true. I’m still partially conscious. “We took her to Joes; she was in pretty bad shape. We got her cleaned up and she told us where she was staying, and brought her here. To make sure we also read her mind.” I could feel their eyes on me. “There’s one more thing. I had to give her some blood, she had some internal bleeding. So we should keep an eye on her.” Then I heard Thomas’s voice. “Thank you all. I got home and was gone; I was just about to leave to go look for her when you showed up. So thank you. We should let her get some rest.” They all left the room, Even Thomas left. Leaving me alone, I finally let go letting sleep pull me under.
I heard voices coming from somewhere nearby. I opened my eye, there sore, but I can see. I’m in the room alone, but I can hear them but in the other room.
I moved and my muscles hurt but it didn’t stop me. I got to the door, and the talking stopped.
Thomas is at the door before I could even take a breath. “Scarlet” is all he said, and took my by the arm; against my protest.
We walked over to the couch, and sat down. My heads spinning a little, and the light is hurting my eyes.
Derek, John and Eliot are standing against the wall. I don’t know who is who though, but they all seemed to be very relieved that I’m okay. One seemed to notice that I’m a little uncomfortable with the light and closed the window, and the curtains. Everyone is acting strange around me, it’s like they’re afraid I’ll crack or something.
I looked the boys over, there all tall, decent builds, one has brown hair, green eyes, another one has blond hair, blue eyes, and the other has red hair with green eyes.
I tried to clear the fog; in my head. “What happened to me?” “What do you remember?”
I looked at the one that spoke. I sort of remember him from the other night. “I left the apartment, I am so sorry Thomas I just had to get out. I got lost and these guys attacked me. Then out of nowhere, these three showed up, and they saved me.” I motioned at the three at the wall. They all sighed at the same time, like they’re glad with what I told him.
Thomas took my hand and said. “They brought you back here. You were out of it for the most part. Do you remember drinking anything?” I nodded; the one called Derek made me drink something. “Yes they gave me something. But I don’t know what it was.” I pointed to the three. “Yes he gave you a little bit of blood. You were badly beaten. He gave it to you, to heal you.”
I looked at them then at Thomas. “Wait there all vampires?” He nodded. “Yes. There friends of mine. This is Derek Dane, that’s John Burke and that’s Eliot Ryan.” They didn’t say anything, just nodded at me. Thomas took my hand, giving it a tight squeeze. “Scarlet we have to ask you something. I know what you are; but they don’t. Do you mind, if we tell them?”
Someone else knowing my secret? I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not, if the know then who knows what could happen to me. I just realized something; I don’t know how long I’ve been out. “How long have I been out of it?” “About a day and a half; so what about it? Can we tell them?”
I know Thomas took it well, but what about these three? I know they saved me and all, but I don’t know anything about them.
So how can I trust them to keep my secret? Growing up with this; I was all alone with it. But now there’s people that want to help me with it. But my inner voice told me to keep it secret, but now looking at the four guys that saved my life; but can I really trust them with my most valued secret? Yes. Yes I think I can.
Looking at Thomas, I nodded.
“Ok if I am going to show you what I am; I have conditions. One you cannot tell another living soul, dead or otherwise. Two you cannot freak out when you see what I really am. Do you understand me?”
I couldn’t help it, the three vamp boys smiling and eagerly nodding their heads, in agreement.
My eyes finally stopped hurting and my body felt like it really needed the change.
“Come sit down; this you have to be sitting down for.” The four of them squeezed onto the couch, and I stood a little woozy at first but it quickly subsided. I walked over to where I was before and looked the four vampires sitting on the couch watching me.
I brought an image of a tiger in my mind and called her fourth.
A white tiger with glowing blue eyes; I knelt down on the floor, and called her fourth. Picturing every part of her in my mind, every little detail, right down to the whiskers on her face.
It started to happen and smiled at the four watching me.
My body started to reshape itself, lengthening and growing until it was finished.
I stood in front of them as a large white tiger.
“I don’t believe it!” “What is she?” John and Derek both asked. “She’s a shapeshifter. That’s why you couldn’t recognize her scent. I knew she was like us when I first saw her, but I didn’t know what.”
“She’s incredible! In all my years, I haven’t seen anything like her. Thomas, if anyone finds out about her.” “I know” What does that mean, if anyone finds out about me?
I knew this could happen, I tell someone; and things get ugly. They know something that could happen to me. I just have to keep a low profile. I walked over to them and crouching low to the ground, like I’m stalking my prey; eyes focused on Thomas. Breathing him in.
I got up to them, and sat in front of them, tail moving slightly against the floor.
John tried to pet me but I swatted at him, and he quickly moved back, and everyone started to laugh. I started to feel funny and everything started to spin. Maybe it was too soon to change after being attacked.
I moved back and collapsed to the ground, the last thing I heard was Thomas’s voice calling me. Then nothing but darkness.
“Scarlet… Scarlet come on open your eyes!” I opened my eyes slowly; Thomas is sitting next to me, and the boys standing behind him. I tried to say something but a growl came out. Thomas put up his hands. “Scarlet you’re still a tiger. You never changed back. Can you change now?” I tried to change, but nothing would happen. I’m stuck! I am truly stuck as a tiger, just like I was stuck as my raven. I started to freak out; but Thomas held me down. “No don’t move. Just calm down, we’ll figure this out. Don’t worry; we’ll get you to change back, somehow.”
How could I be stuck? This has only happened to me once before and we figured it then, and we will now. In all the time I’ve been shifting I have never been stuck as an animal. Until now, it would seem.
“Ok Scarlet we are going to try and reverse this. Derek John Eliot gather in around us.”
They climbed on the bed and gathered around me. I didn’t know what they were going to do, but Thomas put a hand on my head, and said.
“Alright everyone lay your hands on her, and help her change back.” They did as he said, and laid their hands on different parts of me. My heartrate started to rise; but Thomas got me to calm down.
I focused all my energy trying to change; focusing all my energy on my human form, that’s when it happened, I looked at my hand then and at Thomas and the others, I was back, then it all started to fade.
The last thing I felt was Thomas’s hand around mine.
Voices calling me, made me open my eyes. At first I didn’t know what was going on, then I freaked and looked down at my body, making sure I was still human.
I checked everything, and I sighed with relief. I listened to the voices, in the other room.
“Come on we don’t have a lot of time before she wakes up.” Me? Why are they talking about me? I climbed out of bed, the floor cold against my bare feet. I took one step and the chattering stopped; which made me stop dead in my tracks.
I put my hand on the door, and pulled it open.
Thomas is standing there, he looks amazing in pressed black pants and a dark red shirt, and his eyes glowing gold. He leaned in and gave me a kiss on the cheek “Happy birthday” He took my hand and pulled me out to the living room. I’m not quite steady on my feet just yet.
They decorated the room with all kinds of balloons and streamers. And some Halloween decorations. They all said happy birthday and Thomas pulled me over to a small table they set up.
Where a box sat with my name printed on it. “Go ahead open it.” I gave them each a smile and opened the box and moved the purple tissue paper.
I pulled a beautiful dark purple dress, with a sweetheart neckline, and some beads at the neckline.
“Oh my god this is amazing. But it’s too much. I can’t accept this.” “No it’s not, you deserve something special for your birthday. Look back in the box; there’s more.”
I put the dress down and looked in the box. I pulled out a shiny pair of black heels and a small box. I looked at them and opened the box. A necklace and earing set are staring back at me. A dangly pair of earrings, and a gold heart shaped locket, with tiny diamonds on it.
I closed it and tried to give it back to Thomas, but he wouldn’t take it back.
“I can’t accept this, it’s way too much.” He still wouldn’t take it from me. “No it’s not. Now get changed, because we’re going out.”
He handed me the box and pointed to his room.
I left them, but didn’t go to his room, I went into the bathroom.
I showered and dried my hair with the dryer Thomas got me, and put on some makeup.
I walked out of the bathroom, the guys are sitting around the table, drinking something, which I’m guessing is blood, and went to get dressed. I pulled on the dress, its knee length, and fits me to a tee.
I put on the heels, but I wasn’t sure about the jewellery.
I opened the box and had another look. I carefully removed the earrings from the box and put them on, then the necklace, I looked at myself in the mirror; I don’t look half bad. I don’t even recognize myself. I took a deep breath, and walked out into the living room.
They looked up at me; their eyes wide and jaws agape. I did a little spin and they all whistled.
Thomas walked up to me, looked over and put something on my wrist. I looked down he put a small bracelet on my wrist.
“Come on we have to go.” He helped me with my coat and we headed for the door.
We walked outside and climbed into their car.
Three of us cramming into the back; we drove off, I didn’t know where we ended up.
We climbed out, and Thomas took my hand, escorting me to the door. Once the four of us, walked through the door, all eyes were on us. The hostess walked us to the back, sitting us at a round table. She gave us each a moment took our drink order, and left us alone.
“Thank you so much. This is the best birthday I have ever had.” “Well the night is still young. Now look at the menu.”
We all figured out what we wanted; and ordered.
I could feel people around us staring.
“Listen I just wanted to thank you all again for taking care of me. I didn’t know what would have happened to me, if any of you hadn’t come along.” They smiled and took a sip of their drinks.
A short time later our food arrived, we all ordered the steak only there’s are more on the rare side, and mine is a bit more, well done. “Well dig in everyone.”
We lapsed into silence, and dug into our meals.
The steak is the most delicious thing I have ever had. After we finished and the dishes were cleared, a server came around and placed a small bowl in front of each of us; when mine came it has a sparkler in it. But no one sang to me thank god.
We ate our dessert, some chocolate concoction. John finished his first and Thomas nodded and left the table. No one said anything, but he quickly came back.
I finished and we got up to leave. “I need to make a quick stop before we leave.” I walked to the ladies room, I could feel them staring after me. I stared myself in the mirror. How could a girl get so lucky? To have four men watching out for you. I checked myself in the mirror and headed back out to my escorts. I walked out to the dining room, Thomas took my arm; and we walked out of the restaurant. We didn’t go back to the car. “Aren’t we driving?” “No it’s not too far. Come on.” Thomas and I walked in the front, and the boys are right behind us.
It’s like there guarding us; or me. We stopped in front of a club. I read the sign. “Club V really?” Derek nodded and whispered. “It’s a vampire club. But don’t worry, you’ll be safe here.”
We walked inside, the music blared and people dancing everywhere. “Welcome to our world miss Scarlet.”
Thomas said as we walked further into the club. John took the lead, as we walked; he led us to a small table at the far corner. So we can see, but will be able to hear each other talking.
John and Eliot left, leaving the three of us, sitting there. A new song came on, and Thomas got up and pulled me to my feet. “No I don’t dance.” I kept saying as he pulled off my jacket.
But he wouldn’t take no for answer. The other two are just coming back with our drinks as we got to the dance floor.
I have no idea what I’m doing, so I held onto his hand and did as he did. He whirled me into his arms.
His other arm went around my waist holding me against him, our bodies moving as one.
The song ended and I started to leave the floor, Thomas following right behind me. The guys handed us each a drink, we cheered and they all took a sip.
There’s are bloody but thank goodness, mine wasn’t; I don’t think I could have handled that. Thomas sat me down and stood right beside me; other guys are looking at me, and he made sure that it won’t go any further than that.
It’s the first time anyone has ever looked at me like that. Back home they barely looked at me at all.
So being at this club; it made he feel good. I downed my drink and pulled Thomas back to the dance floor; which seemed to have surprised him, but he followed. We danced song after song. Our bodies being pressed up against one another, the way he kept looking at me, I don’t know what it was but my heart started to race.
He smiled and his fangs extended a little; he bent his head, and pressed his lips to mine.
The moment his lips touched mine, something happened to me, I opened my mouth inviting him in.
He held onto me, pressing me tight against him. Thrusting his tongue in my mouth; we kissed like that for a while. I ended the kiss and looked at him. “I need a drink.” Still gasping for air; he nodded and tried to move but I stopped him. “No let me.” He’s apprehensive, but nodded and walked over to the guys, while I walked up to the bar. I ordered and while I’m waiting there was a crash and a shot rang out, making everyone stop dead.
“This is a robbery. Everyone cooperate and no one gets hurt.” My heart started to race again, but this time for a different reason. There’s a crash behind the bar and the gun went off.
Thomas ran for me, and the guys tackled the gunman.
My gut erupted in pain, and then I’m on the ground. Thomas is beside me. “Scarlet open your eyes. Stay with me.”
I managed to open my eyes, pain ripping through my body.
Derek and the guys appeared above us.
“We have to get her out of here!” They gently lifted me, and carried me out to the car. Thomas pressed something to my abdomen; keeping me conscious. “Alright we’re here. Gently lift her; gently.” I couldn’t feel anything, as they carried me inside; I didn’t know where we are. “John clean off the table. Eliot towels, and water there’s a kit under the sink, I’ll need that as well.”
Thomas and Derek got me on the table, and the others grabbed their items. “There’s no exit whole, we have to get the bullet out. Derek put something over her legs.” Derek lifted my dress, covering me from the waist down. He lifted the dress showing the small bullet wound. The boys came back. “Alright we have to get it out. John, Eliot you have to hold her down. One hold her legs, and the other hold her shoulders down.” He started to go through his box and started pulling things out.
For Thomas’s sake I tried to stay conscious but it’s getting harder and harder.
“I am so sorry Scarlet, we have to do it this way.”
He stabbed me; carving me up.
He started digging around in there, pain ripping through me. “I’ve got the bullet. There’s a lot of damage. She needs blood.”
I tried to say no but I couldn’t speak.
“John bleed into her mouth, I got the wound.”
Doing as he said, John pressed his wrist to my mouth forcing me to swallow. Removing his wrist I can breathe again. But it didn’t last very long.
My heartrate started to slow, and everything started to go black.
“Thomas I love.”- My eyes closed and my heart beat one last time and beating all together.