I sat around, doing nothing. Toby has constantly been teasing me about me being “gay”. That’s just bull crap. I hated how Kellin just had to make that a scene, now I’m miserable. Out of all the things he could have actually done, he does that. One day, I will do something about it, but right now, I don’t feel like it.
I got dressed for work when I deemed it necessary. I didn’t want to leave but the weather is starting to turn out nice again so I can’t pass up this sort of opportunity. I frowned when Toby passed by me, cheesing as hard as ever. I hated how he was doing this.
“I will choke you in your sleep.” I said quickly before anything else came out of his mouth. He always has to tease me about it and it makes me mad.
“Gosh, Pierce. You’ve become so violent. I wonder what else changed about you.” he said sarcastically.
“I hate you so much.” I said through my teeth.
“Relax, I’m just messing around. All I have to say is that he’s better than Jesse.” he rolled his eyes as he leaned against the counter. “But I’m not gonna have to worry about-”
“Stop,” I dragged on before he could continue. Kellin doesn’t just disturb other people’s peace except for mine, so Toby doesn’t have to worry about anything. Hopefully. Knowing Kellin, I can’t make promises yet. “I’m leaving.” I said.
“Have fun with your-”
“Toby, I will kill you.” I threatened.
“Gosh, I’m sorry.” he backed off. I know it’ll start up again the second I get back. I need my own place now, I can’t stay here. I sighed as I left. Only to find the idiot right there waiting for me. He was leaning against the wall, laughing because its clear that he could hear everything that’s going on. I balled my hands up and tried to calm down but that wasn’t working. I don’t need Kellin being a pain in my ass right now.
“Go away,” I said through my teeth.
“Why so hostile, I didn’t do anything.” he said.
“You’re ruining my life.”
“Am I really?” he asked lowly as he wrapped his arm around my waist. I shoved against him but he is so much stronger than I am and he will always be no matter what. But I still try my hardest like it’ll make some sort of different. “I thought you stopped fighting me.”
“I need to get to work.” I groaned.
“You’ll get there, but its my time first.” he said possessively.
“You always get time. Leave me alone.” I pushed against him harder. He only waited for me to stop. I gave up and looked everywhere except into his red eyes.
“I love you.” he said kindly. I didn’t respond, I just pursed my lips in as I tried not to blush deeply. He always says this kind of thing to me and it makes me feel a bit antsy; he waited for my response that I really didn’t want to give. But I swallowed my pride.
“I love you too.” I murmured bitterly. These are the three words that can make him smile genuinely. I wanted to avoid looking at his face but I couldn’t help it much. The smile was there, just like I predicted. And in those line of perfect white teeth, I saw his fangs.
The fact that Kellin’s a vampire barely bothers me now, I was forced to get used to it. But I always wonder what it would be like if he were human, or if I was a vampire. The second one can be eliminated because that will never happen. The good thing about it is that he’s against that sort of thing too. I don’t have to worry about that one conversation that will eventually make me want to destroy everything.
He released me but his hands went to my face. His lips moved softly on mine. I wanted to pull away from him but I never do. He always has me trapped or something. I let him kiss me, it just got so agonizingly slow that I had to do something about it. So of course, I kissed him back, and of course, I did regret it. That’s the only thing he wanted from me. One hand left my face and traveled down my back until he could grope me. I pushed away from him, getting annoyed. All he does is want to touch me.
“Idiot.” I murmured bitterly as I walked away from him. He was laughing behind me which frustrated me even more. This is my time away from him but he always finds a way to fuck up anyway. He’ll probably tag along or something and I’ll end up hating it. I just want to get through one day without being teased or tortured.
Lately there’s been a lot of vampires around but they don’t do anything. There’s probably only one person dead a week but I doubt all these vampires share one person. I keep quiet about everything. No one’s supposed to know about this, hell, no one is supposed to know that I’m actually with a vampire. Apparently its against the rules or something. Kellin decided to leave his group to be with me but what’s even worse is that there’s other people who take care of rule breaking. Sure that one big, scary guy could’ve broken Kellin’s neck but there’s more powerful people who oversee this stuff.
See how much I’m learning?
So if Kellin and I get caught, we won’t get the chance to plead for our lives. I’m not scared that something like that will happen really, I’ve gotten over it. I can’t say I don’t care because I do but I guess when....you l-love someone....
I love Kellin, I can say that much. I know before, I said I would never have an ounce of emotion for him but I do and I can’t help it. He got what he wanted and now I’m in love with him. God, I hate admitting that, it hurts my stomach to even think about something like that. But its true and I have to deal with it unfortunately.
I stayed behind the register, watching people as I pretended to be on my phone. I was picking out every vampire in this cafe. It really isn’t hard to figure out. Perfect movement, flawless pale skin, perfect features, all this gives them away if you remove the red eyes and fangs. They aren’t stupid enough to give themselves away like that to someone they’re probably going to kill. Should I warn these people? Neh, I can’t say anything about it.
I go numb when I think about vampires killing people. Almost fifteen years ago, my parents were killed by vampires, Kellin being one of them. When I think about them, I just wonder if we could’ve done something different. Losing them was like my life being destroyed but I know I have to move on from this or it’ll kill me. I miss them and I really do hope they’re okay up there, wherever they are.
“Excuse me?” someone waved their hand in front of my face. I must have been day dreaming right about now. I straightened up and tried to seem all nice. I hate customer service so much.
“Can I help you?” I asked politely. This girl was a vampire. Not to be rude but I’ve never seen a human that could be so perfect. She was beautiful and I caught myself staring. Blonds catch my attention a lot.
“I just wanted to ask a question.” she smiled. I pictured fangs in those sets of teeth. They would be there, I know they would be. “I was wondering if I’ve seen you around because you seem familiar.” she said. I knew it. This is the pick up line. Then she asks for my number and to hang out somewhere, then I die. So predictable. I wanted to roll my eyes but I held in my reaction.
“I’m not sure. I don’t go out that much except to come here.” I answered truthfully. So the only way that she’s able to know who I am is if she’s watching me.
I saw Layne sitting by himself at a corner but he was watching us. He’s like Kellin’s little watch dog and that pisses me off. I’m sure he tells everything that’s going on to him, that’s his job right? This girl is going to get me in trouble. I wanted her to go away.
“Are you sure cause-” she stopped when Layne moved beside her. I honestly did not see that happen.
“Can I talk to you?” he asked her but was already dragging her away. I hate vampires so much. I sighed and ran my hands through my hair.
“Well look at that, someone was trying to flirt with my item.” Kellin was next to me, leaning against the counter. I hate the super speed. When the hell did he get here? I tightened my hands in my hair as I took a breath.
“Do not refer to me as an item, Kellin.” I said through my teeth, trying to be calm.
“But babe, you’re mine.” he said.
“Don’t refer to me as an item.” I snapped, repeating myself.
“You always get mad.” he murmured.
“You make me mad.” I countered.
“How about we take this to the back where no one can see us.” he suggested lowly, twirling a strand of my hair. I wasn’t going to let that faze through me so easily. Like hell would I do anything with him.
“How about you let me do my job. Go somewhere else for a while, okay?” I was annoyed at this point. He pushed off the counter, about to leave. He walked behind me but I felt his breath on my ear. His tongue traced my skin, making sure I did feel it. I balled my hands up as my face turned extremely red. When I turned around to yell at him, he was gone. I hate everything so much.
I left like Pierce wanted me to. I can have him later. For right now, I needed to address what was going on. Layne caught a new born trying to put the moves on Pierce. I’m not surprised, or mad even. There’s a lot of vampires lately, a lot of humans being changed into vampires and that needs to stop, at least when the killing rates go up. Its stable now but it will get out of hand. I can bet on that.
I waited outside for Layne. He seemed incredibly bitter at this point. All these vampires makes him upset to the core.
“There’s too many of us in one location.” he sighed as he rubbed his head. I left my hands in my pockets as I stared at him.
“I’m sure its like this everywhere else.” I said.
“Its annoying.” he said bitterly. I won’t say it isn’t because it is. I have to constantly watch Pierce just in case someone does try to actually kill him. Layne helps me out, distracting others. It gets harder, it wasn’t like this months ago.
“Why don’t you come back to us, Kellin?” he asked silently. I snickered, the idea sounding stupid. I left because I hated it. I’m fine by myself. “You’re bored now, aren’t you?” he asked. Its true that I don’t have much to do anymore because Dante doesn’t get the luxury of giving me orders.
“I’d rather be bored than miserable.” I said and meant it.
“But Dante misses you,” he added. Was he trying to be funny because it wasn’t. Dante probably has not given a single thought about me and I want it to stay that way. Like hell would I go back.
“Misses me my ass. Don’t say shit like that because it annoys me.” I glared at him. He kept his eyes away, looking down. Then I smelled a scent that I hoped I would never have to again.
“He’s right. I do miss you, Kellin.” I haven’t heard that deep voice in a while. I gritted my teeth, holding in my anger. He’s trying to be funny too.
“Dante, you can kiss my-”
“I need you.” he said as he walked up to us. I laughed bitterly. Like hell would I go back. I would never go back. “The amount of vampires need to be controlled and I think you can help with that.”
“No.” I answered. “I don’t have to do anything, its not my problem anymore.” I said.
“Its technically everyone’s problem. But I’m sure you don’t want your human mixed up in this.” he said. I snapped on the inside. I forgot I have a weakness now. Anyone can get at me just by mentioning Pierce. “So come back so we can clean this retched area.”
“You shouldn’t care about here, its not your territory.” I said.
“Its not but I was thinking that if I made you second in command-”
“You’d be able to keep this place as territory.” I finished for him. That’s a lot if perimeter now. How will he be able to control all this? Its much more than it seems. Its like controlling the whole state. Vampires don’t take that much but Dante has a big group. But this whole state? “I don’t need to be in charge of anything.” I said, not even considering it.
“Kellin-” Layne was going to try and reason but I cut him off, not even wanting to hear it.
“No. I don’t need to get in some kind of trouble. And I feel like I’ll be some replacement for Jeremy.” I spat out the last part. I’m so glad I got to kill him because I didn’t like him. Jeremy literally caused so much trouble for me and almost everyone else but mostly me.
“You are but its a good thing, Kellin. He tried to kill me and to be honest, I’m grateful that you stopped it from happening.” Dante said. What’s this? He’s showing me gratitude? I didn’t know how to respond. Now I’m confused.
“Both of you were cheaters. Leave me alone.” I moved around him.
“I don’t want to use the fact that you are in a relationship with a human to convey your thoughts. You know if anyone above me gets word of that, you’ll be killed.” he said. Is that some kind of threat? I know I should be worried but come on. The chance that Dante will tell is zero.
“So will you for harboring me.”
“Me? I don’t know anything.” he smirked. That’s what he’s going to plead when he turns me in. Dante may be in first command of this group but there’s people in charge of the vampire existence. I have never met them, seen then, or know who they are, and I want to keep it that way for the rest of my eternal life. Actually having to go to them means one of the biggest laws have been broken; creating an army, slaughter of a whole city, and of course, relationship with human. All penalty by death. Dante knows how to put me in my place. I’m glad he didn’t kill me but I’m sort of mad because I’ll ve tortured to death if someone else does.
“Fine.” I murmured bitterly, giving up.
“Good, now we won’t have any problems, will we?” he asked.
“Pierce comes first. No matter what happens, don’t ever ask me to put something above him because it won’t happen.” I said and made it clear.
“And this is why they tell us to not show emotions.” he rolled his eyes.
“I don’t really care.” I said and made my way around them. I can’t believe I just got roped into this.
I wandered around for a while, not even feeling like doing anything. I wanted to just do nothing until Pierce was off work. I know Dante will want me to do something about this over population which pisses me off. I hate this so much. I thought I was free but something always has to happen. This is the worst, I need to not have things happen to me.
Of course when I got back to my apartment, I saw the one and only sitting on my couch. I took a breath and tried to concentrate before I let my rage kick in. He seemed annoyed and that’s when he’s more tolerable. I just don’t like when he expresses it here.
“Can you not be all dark here?” I murmured as I walked to the fridge.
“You’re supposed to listen to my problems.” he complained. “Either that or-”
“Don’t even, Kellin.” I threatened. He always has words to say, dirty words. Words that make me want to curl up into a ball and cry because they’re dirty.
“Its my time, right?” he asked. His time is every time and I don’t like that. He accounts for most my life now, just wasting my hours on useless things to do. It made me mad how he was suddenly smiling. I know his tricks and games; I grabbed my defense weapon as I saw him get up.
“I swear I will stab in the hand with this spoon if you touch me.” I threatened. He was in front of me in a second, his face plain. His hand was over mine that was holding the wooden spoon. His mood just suddenly changed like that.
“Do it.” he said as he moved his forehead to mine. Usually he doesn’t do this, he gives some sexual remark and that’s it. He turned his other hand over and showed me his palm. He’s expecting me to actually do it but I never would. I could never.
His hand over mine moved and pressed the back of the spoon to his other hand. Why is he doing this? I only watched his hands. Soon the spoon was able to penetrate his skin; I saw the smoke rise as his skin began to sizzle. He hissed from the pain of it. It was hurting me though. Why would he do something like this so easily? I couldn’t take him in pain, I’ve never seen him that way before. My heart wrenched tightly as more and more smoke began to rise.
“Kellin, stop.” I pleaded quickly. He pulled it away. The small hole in his hand was healing fast as the smoke faded. I was confused, he would never do something like this intentionally. And I would never act on my threats. This sort of thing was really hurting him.
“What’s wrong?” I asked silently.
“The over population of vampires became my problem today.” he murmured bitterly. Isn’t it everyone’s problem? I took his hand, feeling the heat from where he was hurt.
“What does that mean?”
“Anything can happen.” he murmured. I didn’t like the sound of that. Anything as in he could get hurt and possibly get killed. There’s a lot of vampires around so I’m not so sure I want him doing anything.
“I don’t want you hurting yourself.” I said quietly. I really don’t. I know I say a lot of things but this is just a no. Kellin means that much to me.
“What would you do if I ended up being dead?” he asked.
“Don’t ask me that.” I responded quickly. That’s not something I want to think about ever. He knows that. Why bring something like that up? Does he think something will happen? I couldn’t breathe. He took my answer in silence. The way he’s acting doesn’t make me feel good. His hand went up to my face, caressing my cheek softly. He’s scaring me right now.
“I love you, okay? Don’t forget that.” he whispered. My chest hurt, it was so hard to breathe. What the hell is he predicting right now? I hope he isn’t messing around because I’m on the verge of tears. Its not funny. What is he trying to say by doing all this?
“I love you too.” I said quietly.
I feel like he’s making it seem like good bye or something when it shouldn’t be. I didn’t want to picture him dead or even gone. At this stage in time, it would hurt me because of the way I feel for him. It isn’t fair that he’s doing this to me now. I don’t like this at all.