I was in a dark alley. All alone at 12 o’ clock in the morning. I was soaking wet since it was raining when I left the party.
I never should have come to that party.
Instead of being in my warm bed, all tucked up while reading a book, I’m here all cold and wet, walking through a dark alley with God knows what’s lurking in it.
The rain slightly stopped as I was nearing the end of this alley, thank God. I wanted to run towards the light that was streaming through the dark alley that was coming from a post light. But I can’t since I was cold. If you’re wondering why I’m cold it’s because I’m still half human.
I have 50 50. I’m stronger than any humans but weaker than any full blooded vampire. I know what you’re thinking and no, I don’t drink human blood. I know, but as weird as it sounds I don’t really like the taste of it. I prefer animal blood but it still feels weird everytime I drink it.
A loud rustling noise coming from my right made me snap out of my thoughts. I stopped infront of another dark alley. I’m pretty sure it’s a dead end. I tensed up when I smelled something, it smells like blood with a twist in it.
Another rustle followed by a loud clang made me jump. I watched as a tin can came rolling towards me. It hit my foot with a dull noise and I let go of the air I didn’t know I was holding.
Shaking my head I kicked the can and began walking.
“P-please” A weak voice said barely above a whisper. I stopped walking, hands fumbled into my jeans and I gripped the thin can of pepper spray. I looked back at the dark alley.
“W-who’s there?” I stuttered. I shouldn’t be scared, to be honest. Because first of all I’m not human, I’m half vampire. I could easily escape or defend myself if there’s an attacker.
“P-please” It said again, this time the voice was louder, meaning it was closer. I recognize it as a girls voice.
“Hello?” I could hear rustling and scrapping. I nervously gripped my pepper spray, taking deep breaths. I could see a dark figure moving towards me in a slow motion.
A woman I could tell came to view, only I couldn’t see her face because it was too dark. A lightning lit up the dark alley giving me a chance to see the woman’s face. I gasped out loud. The woman was covered with blood, her hair was all over the place. Her clothes were tattered and ripped. My eyes widened when I looked at her neck. There was a deep cut letting blood gush out of it.
“H-help me” She managed to croak before falling down just a few meters away from me.
“Oh my-” A hand covered my mouth before I could finish my sentence. It pulled me harshly towards another dark alley causing me to drop my pepper spray.
It roughly pushed me against a brick wall causing me to wince slightly. The smell of blood was strong, meaning whoever did that to girl was this person. I opened my eyes when the pain subsided. My eyes widened when I saw red eyes staring at me. From the moment I saw them I knew that this person was a vampire, not just any vampire it was a full blooded vampire.
I wiggled against his grip. One of his hands were covering my mouth, stopping me from screaming, while his other hand was pinning both of my hands. He lowered his face at the crook of my neck. That started the alarm, I began squirming against his hold. No way in hell was I gonna be bitten by a full blooded vampire who is a complete stranger to me at a dark, smelly alley with a probably dead girl lying.
He sniffed my neck before looking into my eyes. And suddenly he was gone.
My eyes snapped open. I squinted when brightness temporarily blinded me. I yawned and scratched my eyes. It was that dream again. It has been two days ever since that incident on that dark alley. And it was been two days since I had that nightmare. I never went past that alley ever since. I don’t know why but I have a strong feeling that something bad will happen to me if I step foot outside. So as result, I haven’t left the house for two days, which in my opinion sucks. Because it was spring break and I can’t leave the house without feeling anxious about everything. I groaned and rolled out of bed.
I tied my hair into a messy bun before jogging downstairs. My life is pretty normal. Too normal for a half vampire to be exact. I go to school, I have humans as friends. It’s actually okay to hang out with humans since I’m not like most vampires who suddenly loses their shit when they’re with humans.
I took a sit next to my brother who was busy playing with his legos. Kyle was human only. I don’t know how that happened but I was glad he was. Atleast he wouldn’t experience the pain I went through. Not the pain of changing, we don’t change or shift like werewolves but the pain of knowing.
I remember being scared when I knew. I was scared of hurting my mom and when my brother was born my fear intensified. And with my dad dead things has been pretty hard for mom to explain things to me. But when I turned 17 the fear slowly faded away. And I tried to live my life to the fullest. Mostly being with my mom since I know that she’s not immortal like me and that she’ll die.
I ruffled my little brothers hair earning a scowl from him.
“Stop it Ava!” He whined trying to get my hand of off his hair. I laughed lightly, he doesn’t know that I’m a vampire and he’ll probably won’t. Some things are better left unsaid.
“Morning sweetie” My mom smiled at me as she places two plates filled with pancakes in front of us. I inhaled deeply, savoring the delicious smell before stuffing some into my mouth.
“Morning” I muffled through my full mouth. I looked at my brother and smiled since he was doing the same thing.
My mom then came into view holding a plate full of pancakes for herself. She took a sit across me.
“Going out today honey?” She asks, not looking up as she spreads butter on her pancakes. I coughed, almost choking on my pancakes. The memory of that night came flashing back. I swallowed hard.
“Uh no, just staying home today” I told her while cutting another piece of pancake. I could tell that she stopped what she was doing, since I could feel her heated gaze on me. Sixth sense.
She cleared her throat.
“Kyle honey, I think Gab’s calling you why don’t you go out and play with him” My mom said in a motherly voice.
“Yeah!” Kyle cheered, I looked at him surprised.
“Did you just finished those pancakes in like five minutes?” I called to him.
“Yeah!” He shouted back before shutting the door. I sighed and looked at my mom. I know where this was going. We’re going to have a “real talk”.
My mom worries easily everytime she sense me being troubled. Well having a half vampire as a daughter has its perks.
“Mom I’m fine” I said. I really don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want her freaking around and being worried of me everyday.
“Honey, you haven’t left this house for two days” She stated seriously. I was always the adventurous one. I was always out to hang out with Kyla, my best friend or go to places.
Me being home for a day is something serious as they say.
“Mom it’s just-” My phone buzzed, and I mentally thanked the heavens for saving me.
“Who was that?”
“Hmm? Oh it’s Kyla” It wasn’t a lie, it really was Kyla.
“She’s asking if I wanted to go out with her today” I frowned, I’m guessing judging by the way she used all caps on her text means that she’s not taking a no for an answer.
Kyla has been my best friend since we were young. She knows that I was a vampire. That’s how much I trusted her. She didn’t freaked out like I thought she would, she just stayed calm and asked me to explain everything. And that’s one reason why I love her.
“Are you going?” My mom eyed me, she’s probably still skeptical. I heaved out a deep breath.
“Uh yeah, actually I am” I finished my food and got ready. I was avoiding this subject and to avoid this subject is to this risk. I don’t really know why I was so scared of it, I mean I was half vampire, either way I’m still a vampire so they can’t kill me.
Why am I so confident? It’s because I’m sure that there aren’t a lot of vampires left so killing each other is just plain stupid.
I quickly took a shower and changed into a pair of skinny jeans and settled for my red flannel as my top. I grabbed my converse and headed out my room.
“Mom! I’m going now bye!” I screamed behind me, I didn’t bothered looking at her because I was too busy being nervous. I sighed nervously and opened the door.
Fresh breeze hit my face as I inhaled the sweet smell of spring. I smiled lightly, it was good to get some sunlight again.
I heaved out a long breath.
Well here goes nothing.
“Well, glad to see the chicken coming out of her comfort zone” Kyla sneered. I know that she was angry but I could tell that she was only joking. I already told her about the “incident” two days ago. I rolled my eyes at her lame remark.
“Whatever Ky I know you missed me” I smirked taking a seat. She playfully glared at me but failed, I smirked, I knew that she couldn’t be mad at me. Our longest fight lasted literally like 10 minutes.
“So what’s up?”
“Not much, I’m still having nightmares tho” I shrugged. The nightmares were really getting to me. Every night they would get longer and more specific. Every time I have them they seem more and more real by each passing day, and that scares me.
“Still about that creepy dude?” She asked as the waiter arrived giving us our drinks. She took a sip from her drink not taking her eyes off of mine.
“Yeah” I sighed and pinched the bridge of my nose.
“I think you’re over thinking, I mean come on Ava I mean-”
“I’m not over thinking okay Kyla. You who I am and you know that I’m not normal” I whispered the last part. I was tired of people telling me that I was overreacting towards simple things. I am a half vampire for crying out loud.
I grabbed my drink and gulped it down. Suddenly I felt eyes burning at my back. I tensed up and grabbed my phone.
“Look behind me” I texted Kyla as I watch her phone buzz. She looked at me with a confused expression but did what I told her when I gave her a stern look.
“There’s this black dude” She texted back not taking her eyes off of my back. She was about to type another reply when I beat her into it.
“He’s looking at us, isn’t he” I asked, barely audible. She looked at me with worry plastered all over her face as she nodded. I sucked in a deep breath.
God was it happening?
“Maybe it was just a coincidence” Kyla shrugged. I glared at her.
“The situation is as bad as it is stop enlightening it” I stressfully massaged my forehead.
“Should we leave?” I nodded my head eagerly, I wanna go back home. My eyes widen.
Now there’s something you don’t hear me say.
Kyla called the waiter to pay for our drinks. While I took out my compact mirror to secretly look at the person behind me. I opened it and gasped when I saw that he was directly looking at the mirror. I shut the mirror.
This is not human.
“Come on” I stood and urged Kyla to do the same. She waved off her change and stood up linking our arms together and pulling me closer to her.
“You owe me ten bucks” She whispered lowly.
“Is he still there?” She asked me. I shrugged my shoulder. I took out my phone and pulled her towards me taking her by surprise and snapped a picture of both of us.
She yanks her arm free from my grip and glared at me. I looked at the picture and my eyes widened.
“Run” I stated, and that was all it took for us to take off.
“This is insane!” Kyla panted. “We’re running away from some stranger we’re not even sure if he’s a vampire” She pulled us into an empty alley. She rested her back on a brick wall, trying to catch her breath.
“You’re so out of shape Ky” I shook my head and looked around.
“Easy for you to say-” I shushed her looking frantically around.
“Ava? What is it?” She whispered worried at my actions. A cold wind brushed past us making her shiver. A small thud caught my attention and before we could even run I was thrown into a brick wall.
“Oh my God Ava” Kyla was screaming and I knew that we were in trouble. I forced myself up and looked at the intruders. Three vampires.
Three full blooded vampires.
I eyed them all carefully. None of them looked familiar so that means I haven’t encountered them yet. But the one in the middle who was staring furiously at me. I looked into his blue eyes and I suddenly got lost in them.
“Ava!” Kyla’s scream made me come back to reality. I looked at her and saw that one of the vampires was approaching her.
“Stay away from her!” I boomed, almost gasping because of how powerful my voice was. I guess half of my true nature was coming out.
“Or what?” The red haired one taunted.
“This ain’t a movie” I snorted. His bright green eyes suddenly turned black as he shoved Kyla to the other vampire who was just watching us intently. He charged at me but I quickly ducked it, running towards Kyla using my vampire speed. My plan was to distract them, since I can’t kill or harm them.
Two large hands grabbed my ankle and tossed me to the other wall. I hit my head and fell on top of the dumpster creating a dull sound. A hand grabbed me by the neck and pushed me on the wall. I clawed on his arms trying to let him go of me but he was too strong.
I could hear Kyla crying and screaming as she thrashed around, trying to break free. I forcefully looked at her, ignoring the pain on my neck. We made eye contact and I looked at her pocket indicating her to drop her phone. She looked at me for a moment before doing it, trying her best not to get caught.
I kicked the vampire in his balls to distract them more.
“Dick” I whispered before kicking his head as hard as I can, causing him to stumble back.
I ran towards Kyla only to be stopped when I felt something sting on my lower abdomen. I gasped before slowly looking down to see blood soaking my flannel on the area where a knife was plunged. I followed the hand holding the knife to see the blue eyed vampire looking at me with so much hatred I could die. He let go of the knife, leaving it there before roughly grabbing my arm and throwing me to a wall. I hit the wall and fell down hard. Pain was seething on my stomach as I held it tightly, trying to stand up to defend myself and to rescue Kyla. I saw a pair of feet stop in front of me causing me to freeze. A deep, hair raising laugh echoed throughout the alley as he takes out a sharp wooden stick making me feel nervous.
Regular knives don’t hurt vampires even half ones. They can’t be killed with a stab by a silver knife but with a wooden knife, death will be beside you already. As he raised the stick I shut my eyes tightly and prepared myself of what was about to happen. I prepared for the pain and I prepared for my death. The strong smell of blood engulfed my nostrils as my blood continues to drip down my hand and unto the floor. Just when he was about to plunge it into my back a deep, powerful voice echoes through the deserted alley.
“That’s enough” A deep voice said. I still had my eyes closed since I was too weak to open them.
I know right, I feel weak and light headed. Pretty unusual for a vampire.
But when you’re half vampire you don’t heal as fast the full blooded ones, me especially since I don’t drink that much human blood.
“Ava” I heard Kyla whisper, sadness and fear coated her voice. I used all the strength I had left to open my eyes to see them dragging her away. I watched helplessly as they take my best friend away. I watch her struggle against there grip as she calls out for me. I watched them leave until I felt my eyelids getting heavier and my vision getting blurry.
“Ava!” Was the last thing I heard before I blacked out.
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