Because Now I Want A Kiss! (Book 5)

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Chapter 5

Rebecca slowly chewed on her piece of pizza as she looked off into space. When her gaze returned to his, he could almost see the curiosity in her eyes.

“A real one? You’re talking about me meeting a real vampire?”

Felix nodded.

“I thought vampires were just made-up beings. How do you know this one is real? How can you be sure it isn’t just a hoax?” Rebecca questioned as she continued to eat.

Felix picked up his fork and turned it around and around in his hand. He wasn’t hungry and saw no reason to keep up the pretense of eating any longer. Instead, he told Rebecca, “I just do. Would you be scared to meet one?”

Felix held his breath as he waited on her answer. He still remembered how Bruno’s Geliebte, Veronica, had reacted to learning vampires were real. He was hoping Rebecca would take it better than she had.

“Um... no, I don’t think so. I’ve always thought vampires were kind of cool in a creepy way, if that makes sense. It would be awesome to have one as a friend, I suppose. Well, as long as he or she doesn’t always want to drink all my blood, it’s fine. That would be a real bummer,” Rebecca told him.

He raised an eyebrow in amusement. “Why would he want to drink all of your blood?”

“Because…” Rebecca stopped and tilted her head. “Because in the books, vampires are made out to be extremely bloodthirsty. It’s like they drink blood twenty-four seven or something!”

“Well, they don’t, and when they do drink, it usually isn’t a lot,” Felix said as he shook his head. “Creepy?”

“Felix,” Rebecca huffed as she pointed her finger at him. “They’re the walking dead. What isn’t kind of creepy about that? I mean, they’re pale, cold, have no heartbeat, they’re dead.”

“Okay, let’s clear up a few things, shall we?” Felix began as he leaned forward, elbows on the table. “First of all, they have a heartbeat. Second, not all of them are pale. Third, their skin is only slightly cooler than human skin. Forth, they don’t need blood twenty-four-seven, and fifth, they can eat food even though they don’t need it.”

“Huh! Okay then, I stand corrected,” Rebecca murmured.

“One more question. What if one wanted to be...more than just a friend to you? Would you, maybe, possibly, at least think about it?” Felix asked, whispering in the end because he was nervous about her reply.

Rebecca poked her lip out in a pout. “Felix, I’m shattered. I thought you liked me, yet here you are trying to pawn me off on someone else.”

Felix stared at her, slightly bewildered. Was that all she had gotten out of my question? Shaking his head slightly, Felix stood up and walked around the table to sit down next to her. He pulled her close and rubbed his nose in her hair, breathing in her earthy scent.

"Nein, Kitten, I’m not. It was just a hypothetical question,” Felix stated.

“Well, okay then, if you’re sure, because Felix, I really, really like you,” Rebecca whispered as she gazed into his eyes.

“I really, really, like you too, Kitten.”

“Okay, so, um…” Rebecca blew out a breathy sigh. “I guess I might think about being more to the vampire... if, and only if, I liked him that way.”

Felix nodded.

Twisting in the seat, so she was facing him, she asked, “Felix, why do you call me Kitten?”

“Because just like a kitten, you are cute and cuddly, but I also believe you have claws to use if you should need them,” Felix whispered in her ear before kissing her neck. “I almost think if I was to rub you in just the right way, you might even purr for me.”

Rebecca drew in a sharp breath and shivered against him. “Ah, Felix, there you go again,” Rebecca moaned quietly. “The things you do to me are not appropriate in public.”

Felix chuckled. “Then perhaps we should get out of the public eye.”

“Perhaps we should,” Rebecca agreed. She took that moment to glance down at her watch. “Oh, dear.”

“What’s wrong?” Felix asked with a frown.

“My exam, I forgot all about it,” Rebecca said. “I need to be at the school in twenty minutes to take it.”

“It’s okay, Kitten. I’ll take you and wait for you to get out.”

“But don’t you need to go back to work?” Rebecca questioned, her eyes wide and worried.

"Nein, all I need to do today is take care of you and introduce you to a vampire.”

“You’re seriously going to do that? You weren’t just teasing me?”

“I was very serious,” Felix told her.

“A real, honest to goodness vampire?”

Felix nodded, this time with a slight smirk. He watched excitement build in Rebecca’s expression.

“Well, let’s go get this exam out of the way and get to the more interesting things.”

Felix laughed at her excitement as he paid for the food and led her out to the car. He just hoped that once she found out that vampire he’d told her about was him, she wouldn’t be mad. He also needed to say to her how she was his Geliebte. Perhaps she would find that exciting too and not run screaming from him.

Rebecca could hardly sit still. She and Felix had made it to the school with a few minutes too spare, so Felix had to give her a steamy kiss and told her he’d be waiting when she finished. Even now, ten minutes later, Rebecca had to fan herself just thinking about how that kiss affected her. Anyway, now she was waiting on the teacher to get here...oh, there she is.

“Good afternoon, Miss Hartmann.”

“Afternoon, Miss Climb,” Rebecca answered.

“Alright, you’re the only one left who hasn’t taken this, but I’m sure you will do fine. So here it is, and you have two hours to complete it in,” Miss Climb told her as she lay a thick stack of stapled papers on the desk.

Rebecca gulped at how much there was before taking a deep breath. Then turning the page, she got started.

An hour and forty-five minutes later, she had answered the very last question. Standing up, she walked to the teacher’s desk and lay down the test. She politely said, “Thank you for allowing me to take it later, Miss Climb.”

“You’re welcome, dear. I’ll have everyone’s test results posted in the office by Monday,” Miss Climb said.

“Okay, thanks,” Rebecca said before she hurried out the door. She began to speed walk around the few students in the hallway as she headed for the door.


Turning, she tried to see who was shouting her name. It was her friend Nick. She flicked up her hand in a wave as she continued to walk, calling, “Hey Nick.”

“Wait up, and I’ll walk with you!”

Rebecca slowed, and he came up beside her, huffing.

“Where’s the fire?” Nick asked.

Rebecca laughed. “No fire, I just have somewhere to be. Why are you still here? Wasn’t your exam earlier?”

“Yeah, but I needed to talk to the coach about football trials this summer. I want to be an assistant coach in the fall if he’ll let me, and it looks as if he’s going to,” Nick said as he held the front door open for her.

“Thanks,” Rebecca murmured. Looking over to where Felix had parked her car, she saw him leaning up on the hood. He had his arms crossed over his chest, his legs crossed at the ankles, and his face tilted toward the sun. She smiled, so cute!

“Hey, isn’t that your car that guy’s leaning on?” Nick asked as they jogged down the steps.

Rebecca saw Felix’s head come down as if he’d heard Nick’s question. Suddenly she felt his stare. “Yeah, it is, that’s Felix,” she agreed. “Come on, and I’ll introduce you.” She walked over to stand next to Felix.

Felix straightened up, asking, “Are you ready to go, Kitten?”

“Yep, but first, I want you to meet someone,” Rebecca answered. “Felix, this is my friend, Nick. Nick, this is Felix.”

Nick stuck out his hand and grinned. “Hey, man, nice meetin’ ya.”

Felix frowned slightly but shook Nick’s hand as he answered, “Nice meeting you also.”

“Hey, you sound a lot like... um...” Nick stopped and rubbed at his neck as he glanced at Rebecca with a sad look.

Rebecca gave Nick a sad smile. She softly said, “It’s okay, Nick, he knows about Dad.”

“Oh, well, okay,” Nick said, still looking uncomfortable. Taking her hand, he squeezed it as he said, “I’ll see you around then, okay.”

“Sure, Nick. Enjoy your summer, and I hope you get that assistant coaching position.”

“Aye, I will because Couch loves me,” Nick said with a smirk and a wink. Then with a wave, he was gone.

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