We drove for what seemed like a week, but in fact it’s only been about a day. I haven’t really been paying any attention to where we’re going; I just get out when we stop. The guys talked and I just ignored them unless one of them said anything to me.
I still can’t believe that I’m doing this; I must be out of my mind to be doing this. It took me a moment, to even realize that one of them is talking to me, and that the car has stopped moving.
Looking forward, there looking at me. “Sorry what was that?” “We’re thinking of stopping for the night, is that alright with you?” Shrugging. “Yeah that’s fine. Whatever.” I grabbed my bag and climbed out of the S.U.V and took a look around.
The sun’s just gone down, and my body is itching for the change. John went to get us a room, while Thomas and I had a good look at the motel. “How are you doing?” I shrugged not really knowing what to say.
He’s about to say something, but John came back just in the nick of time. “I got us the rooms. There joining, one for us, and Scarlet I got one for you. I thought you would want one by yourself.”
He handed me a key and headed for our rooms. We locked our doors and they joined me in my room, after throwing my bag on the bed.
“Scarlet are we ever going to talk about what you changed into.” “What do you mean?” “You changed into a dragon; I had no idea that was even possible.”
“Neither did I, so I don’t know what to think about it. I’m not even sure how I did it. But I like that I can now change into one. But I have to wonder what ells I might be able to change into.”
I know what else I can change into, at least one other thing, a mermaid. But I can’t tell them that. There mythical creatures, but I can change into them.
John gave me a smile. “You are an extraordinary creature Scarlet. And don’t you ever think anything different.” I nodded.
“Alright you get some rest, and we’ll get some food a little later.” They left me alone, but I don’t want to rest, I don’t really want to be here, all I want to do is get away. But now I’m going back. Will they even recognize me? I looked at myself in the mirror, my hair is darker and longer, after the dye started to fade my hair stayed darker, I guess after the change that changed as well, my eyes changed, and I got a bit taller. Sighing I opened the window so I can fly out after I change into my raven, my eyes and senses will all become sharper than they were before; as a human or an animal; I guess that; at least one good thing to have come from being shot.
I started to undress, jacket boots, and socks. I stood in the middle of the room; and called her, my body started to shrink, and change shape, until I’m my beautiful raven once again.
I fluffed out my feathers and took to the air, circling the room, before I glided out the window.
I’m not going far; just circling over stretching my wings. Everything around the motel is quiet; there are only a few vehicles out front. A short while after I decided I should head back to my room.
I got closer and a shadow appeared in my room.
I got a little closer, and listened carefully.
“Scarlet? Scarlet where are you?’ I sighed it’s just Thomas. I flew down, landing on the windowsill, tapping my beak on the window, making Thomas jump. I didn’t think anything could scare a vampire. He looked at me, and pulled out his cell.
“John I found her, you can come back.” he pocketed his phone, and opened the window more for me to come in. “Come on, you can come in now.” He put out his arm for me to hop on.
As he walked over to the bed he examined me more closely. It’s the first time I’ve let him see the raven this close in a while. “Incredible.” He said stroking my head. “You are such a unique creature. Dark red strip like your hair, may I?” I let him gently pull out one of my wings. “And dark red lining to your wings.”
He flicked my beak, I pecked his arm. I few down, starting to change back before my feet hit the ground.
Thomas won’t stop looking at me, it was like I suddenly became a freak in his eyes, although I am a freak.
A knock came at my door, as John walked in. “Sorry I didn’t mean to scare the both of you.”
Like hell I didn’t. “I really needed to stretch my wings, and clear my head. Sorry I didn’t mean to scare you.”
I wasn’t sure if they believed me or not, and frankly I don’t care, I have the right to go where I want. “I wasn’t gone for long was I?” “About an hour or so; we got food, do you want to clean up first or after?” “We’ll eat first then I’m going to bed.” They nodded and we went into their room.
I don’t know where they got it, they got us Italian food. “Have a seat.” Thomas John and I sat and enjoyed our meal, none of us really saying anything the entire time. None of us really had anything to say. Suddenly I’m not feeling very good, so I excused myself from the table.
I closed my door, changed and climbed into bed falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. But it was quickly interrupted as someone poking me. I reluctantly opened my eyes. “Thomas what are you doing?” he didn’t say anything, just lied on the bed next to me, staring at me.
“You don’t have to watch me you know.” He leaned in and gave me a kiss on the head.
“Yes I do, good night Scarlet.” “Good night.” I turned over and closed my eyes, it’s weird to feel him there next to me, watching.
I felt something being pulled up, Thomas is pulling the blanket up around me, and I can feel his eyes on me.
He lied back down, and I drifted off with him staring at me.