Chapter 3 [Part 1]
I walked out the door. There are so many thoughts racing through my head right now. What just happened? Li, he just kidnapped me and I managed to get away.
There is no way Li is in love with me, why the hell did he ask me to marry him? What does he really want with me? Why didn’t he kill me?
Li is a vampire, he could easily kill me at any time. I was alone with him but he never touched me, he only looked at me the whole time.
Maybe Li meant what he said, maybe he does love me but why would he love me? I’m not beautiful, I know I’m not ugly but I can’t be beautiful. I just can’t be.
Li doesn’t really want me, he’s the best looking guy I’ve ever seen. He’s tall and muscular, I don’t know how many packs he has but he probably does have them. His black hair is shaved short and those shiny blue eyes....... He’s just amazing, why does he want me? I just don’t understand.
I think I want Li, I love him. What? Did I just think what I think I just thought? Do I love him? Maybe, I think so, I do don’t I? Shit! I’m so confused. I don’t know what to do. Should I run or go back to him and marry him like I told him I would? I can’t decide.
I heard whistling, I turned my head to the left for a second to see 4 young men looking right at me inappropriately. Li looked at me but the way he looked was different, I felt comfortable but with the 4 men I felt the complete opposite so I just ignored them.
“Hey sexy, want to hang out with us?” one of them said. I looked down and carried on walking.
“Hey don’t be like that, we just want to talk to you,” said another. I turned away, walked around the corner and was glad they couldn’t see me anymore.
I finally reached home. Jenny saw me and I ran to her before letting the tears fall. Jenny is my housemate and best friend. Jenny is slim like me, she has black eyes and red hair. She’s pretty and much taller than me. We’ve been best friends since she moved in with me 4 years ago.
“Sage what’s wrong? Did something happen?” Jenny asked which made me cry harder, I couldn’t stop.
“Shhhh it’s ok, let it all out. I’m here and I’m not going anywhere. You can tell me when you’re ready, if you want to,” Jenny said as she put her arm around me and I hugged her close. Jenny is so understanding which is one of the reasons why we’ve been friends for so long.
After some time, I calmed down and stopped crying. I took a deep breath and told Jenny everything. I knew she’d believe me because her ex-boyfriend was a Vampire. She also had Werewolf friends so I knew the basics about them. Yet, Jenny has failed to mention anything about Vampires having soul mates. I never believed in having a soul mate. I know they exist because you see it all the time with old couples who have been together since they were really young but I didn’t think I’d ever have a soul mate let alone meet him already. Another thing, he is a Vampire and I’m not quite sure how that’ll work out. Yes, he says he will turn me but the thought of becoming something I have feared ever since I found out they exist is scary and now I am engaged to one. Engaged? I still don’t know why it was so easy to say yes to Li, I barely know him and I agreed to his proposal. How gullible am I? I haven’t thought things through and have already said yes. Maybe I made the wrong decision but why does it feel so right? And I felt drawn to Li ever since I first saw him. It didn’t make sense to me but now it kind of does. If I am Li’s soul mate like he says I am then I guess it is natural for me to have feelings for him that I don’t understand yet. This all feels so surreal, I’ve never been face to face with a Vampire before. When Jenny dated a Vampire, I only saw him once from a distance because I was too afraid to see him closely despite Jenny assuring me he wouldn’t hurt me, it just wasn’t going to happen.
When I finished, Jenny was surprised with what I told her but she didn’t say anything.
“What are you gonna do?” Jenny finally asked which was a surprising answer, I thought she’d say I should stay with her and never return to Li or we could leave to go somewhere where he’d never find me.
“I don’t know, what do you think I should do?” I asked unsure of what I should do. I know I agreed to move in with Li and marry him but I do have the option to change my mind don’t I?
“Did you mean it when you said you’d marry him?” Jenny asked.
“No,” I lied.
“Then you can’t possibly go back to him,”
“If I don’t go back, he’ll just kidnap me again so I don’t really have a choice,” I said as it all daunted on me. I really don’t have a choice, Li is a Vampire. I am his soul mate who he has been searching for. He isn’t going to let me just go is he?
“Fine. Go to him but promise me if he ever hurts you, come straight back here,” Jenny finally said in defeat.
“Ok,” I agreed. Of course I’ll come running back to Jenny if anything ever happens.
“I hope it works out for you and I’m going to miss you so much,” Jenny said sadly.
“Thanks Jenny, I’m gonna miss you too,” I said with teary eyes.
“Do you want help packing?” Jenny asked.
“Yeah,” I nodded sadly. I don’t want to leave Jenny but I must. Li hasn’t given me a choice.
Jenny helped me pack what I needed for a few days into a suitcase, I will have to leave the rest for later.
“Well........... This is it, I should get going before Li kidnaps me again,” I said reluctantly as I walked to the front door.
“Alright, I’ll see you in a few days, bye,” Jenny cried.
“Bye,” I said and walked away from my best and only friend. To make it worse, I didn’t know if I would ever see her again.