Sunday, February 19, 2012
Chapter Nineteen: Take A Chance
As soon as Emmalina came into the house her father was there to give her a hug. She hugged him back, although her thoughts were still on the sexy vampire she'd just left.
Donovan broke their hug to say, "Emmalina I know you're an adult but you need to call us if you're not coming home. Especially with everything you know, it's dangerous out there. We aren't trying to treat you like a kid, we just worry."
"I know that. But I do feel like I'm being treated like a child. I can take care of myself, I'll be fine." Well, I'm fine because of a certain vampire but he doesn't need to know that. God, he'd lock me in my room forever if he knew what happened tonight. "I'm pretty tired, I think I'm going to go ahead and go to sleep."
"Alright." Donovan sighed. "I'm just glad you're safe. Good night."
Emmalina walked into her room and stripped off her clothes. She went to the dresser to grab her nightgown but stopped when she looked in the mirror. What the hell am I supposed to do? From everything I know about vampire mates, I know this isn't going away. He won't just disappear. I don't think I want him to anyways. Is that because of the bond? Or is it because I'm attractive to him on my own terms. I'm so confused. She grabbed her nightgown and slipped it over her head. She got into bed and starred at the ceiling. When she finally drifted off to sleep, the dreams of him returned. Only this time they were intensified and every nerve ending in her body was firing off with desire.
When she woke up the next morning, she felt exhausted. Her dreams were so vivid that she felt like she barely slept. She took a shower and put on her clothes. She walked into the kitchen to pour her a bowl of cereal. Her parents were already at work and wouldn't be home until after dark. After she ate she started thinking about the night before again, trying to figure out everything. I wish I had someone I could talk to about this. Bianca could help me but do I really want to take the chance of her telling my mother. Would she do that? Do I really have a choice? She sighed when she realized there was no other option. She didn't have Bianca's number and she couldn't ask her mother for it so she figured she would go to Plasma 501 and hope she showed up.
As darkness fell over the city, Emmalina dressed and headed to Plasma 501. She walked up to the bar and saw Bianca sitting at a table, alone. Thank God, I guess it's my lucky night. She walked over to Bianca, a little unsure how to start. She didn't know her very well but she had to find out what all of this meant for her.
"I know why you're here." Bianca said as she stood up and walked over to her. "I knew you were with Sebastian last night. I smelled your scent mixed in with his when we came across the dead rogue."
"How do you know him and why did you lie about that to my parents?
"He's an old friend of my mate, Beau. I've meet him several times these past few years. He's a good man. I lied to your parents because one, that would freak out that you were so close to a rouge and two they would freak out even more if they knew you were with another vampire. I love your mother, I really do, but she will never understand this. You father, well I hate to say it but he will never accept this."
"What am I supposed to do? I have....urges that I can't really control."
"That's the bond. I can't help you with your parents, hopefully time will make them come around but I can help you with Sebastian. Why don't you get to know him first before you worry about the bond?"
"Because I'm scared the only reason why I'll like him is because of the bond. How can I tell the difference between what I really feel and what's being influenced by it?"
"The bond won't make you fall in love with him, Emmalina. It just makes it easier to fall."
"I think I need a drink." Emmalina says as she walks over to the bar. Bianca follows her and sits down to order a drink for herself. The bartender hands the drinks over, not taking her eyes off of Bianca for a second.
"You won't tell my parents about any of this will you? I have enough to handle right now."
"God no. I don't want to even imagine what would happen if Donovan found out about this."
"Well, I'll have to tell them eventually, won't I?"
"Yeah, but later is better." Bianca smiled to herself, then looked at Emmalina and smiled again.
"What is it?"
"My mate is here."
"How do you know that?"
"Because I can feel him and I know he's not alone."
"He's here too, isn't he?"
"Yeah, he's actually been here the entire time you've been here. They're talking right now. I suppose it won't be long before one of them comes up."
Emmalina wasn't sure how she felt about that.
Downstairs, Sebastian and Beau are discussing the previous night. "Bianca told me about the rogue. Your mate's fear was still present. You were lucky my friend."
"I know. I cannot go through that again."
"How are things working out so far with her?"
"As the humans would say, I am losing my shit."
Beau laughs, "Indeed, I bet you are. It will get easier. When she accepts what she is to you."
"She is upstairs now with your mate. I suppose I should be happy that she is trying to find out information. At least she seems interested."
"She is up there now? Well, I suppose I should go introduce myself."
"Wait..I do not know.." But Beau was already half way up the stairs, ignoring him.
"Hello darling." Beau says as he reaches the second floor and sees his mate. "This must be Emmalina. I am Beau, it is a pleasure to finally meet you."
"Yes, this is her. She came to ask me a few questions."
"I'm unsure about all of this." Emmalina said as she starred at the floor. She was a little nervous about having two very lethal vampires around her.
"You have nothing to fear. We would never harm you in any way." Beau said. "Sebastian is my friend and to harm you...well it would kill him."
"Eventually I will grow old and die. What is he to do then?" She asked.
Beau and Bianca shared a worried look with one another. "I am sure he would not last long after your passing." Beau said. "He would go mad, or simply meet the sun."
"It is what it is." he said solemnly. "But you do not have to let it come to that."
"Beau." Bianca warned, shaking her head.
"Emmalina I think Sebastian is waiting for you, if you would like to speak with him." Beau said changing the subject.
"You'll be fine Emmalina, just get to know him."
"Alright. What do I have to lose?" Emmalina said. As she was about to walk away she noticed that she was no longer the center of attention. She watched Bianca and Beau become almost enthralled with each other. There was so much passion and love, she couldn't help me want it herself. Maybe this is my chance? She thought as she headed down the stairs.
As Emmalina walked down the stairs she saw him immediately. As soon as their eyes met, her body lit up like a roman candle. God, he's even more gorgeous than he was last night. How is that even possible?
She walked over to him and sat beside him on the couch. Her palms were sweaty and her stomach was in knots. "Why are you nervous? Is it because of what I am?" he asked.
"No, not because you're a vampire." It's because of how I feel when I'm with you. Like I want to strip off our clothes and...
"Then why?" He asked, interrupting her thoughts.
"I don't really have a lot of experience with this type of thing." she said reluctantly.
"Nor have I. This is new to me, it feels.....different."
"That's not what I meant." Emmalina said, embarrassed.
Sebastian's eyebrows rose up as he realized what she was trying to say. She is innocent. Good, less people for me to kill.
He couldn't stand it anymore, he had to touch her. He slid over and put his arm around her. She instinctively leaned into him. "I'd like to take this slow." she said. Not really, but I have to. I need to know what's real.
"That is a reasonable request." Fuck. This woman is going to be the death of me.
He leaned down to her lips, trying to test the boundaries she apparently set. He stopped right before their lips touched to let her decide if this was too fast. He needed some kind of contact with her or he was going to lose it. His vampire instincts were screaming at him to take what was his and he didn't know how much longer he could fight them.
He almost sighed when she moved in and closed the gap between their lips. Her lips were soft and sweet. He breathed her in. She smelled like a rain storm on a warm, sunny day. When he slipped his tongue into her mouth the entire world was forgotten. He's fangs shot out and almost nicked her bottom lip.
She pulled back in surprise and gasped. "I apologize, I cannot always control them." He said.
"I've been told, I was just surprised." She said as she starred at them. They were sharp, like little daggers in his mouth.
"You are not afraid?" He asked, surprised by her courage.
"Should I be?"
"No. I could never harm you."
"For some unexplainable reason, I believe you. Why is that? Is it part of the bond?"
"Yes, but it is also true."
"I don't know anything about you. You don't know anything about me."
"I know plenty about you. I've been following you for years."
"Only to make sure you were safe and when you were out in the city, never in your home."
"You never snuck in while I showering or sleeping did you?" She asked, mortified by the idea.
"No, of course not."
"Well I still know nothing about you, that's hardly fair."
Sebastian looked out the window and noticed the sky was started to lighten. "It will be dawn soon. Would you like to meet me tonight?"
"No, somewhere more quit and less crowded. Would the beach be acceptable for you? No one is there at night."
"I guess so."
"Shall I pick you up?"
"NO!" she exclaimed. "I'll just meet you there okay?"
He nodded his head and assumed it was because of her parents. Which was fine with him, less drama he had to deal with. He looked out the window again. He had minutes to get home, which was clear across town.
"I must go. I will see you tonight." He kissed her one last time and quickly walked to the elevator. When he was sure no humans were around to see him, he ran home as fast as he could. He had several minutes to spare as he opened the door and walked in to lay down on his bed.
Emmalina snuck into her room, hoping her parents were asleep. She called them and told them she would be late but not this late. She laid down in bed, anxiously waiting for her date with Sebastian that night.
Finally, an update! Sorry to keep you guys waiting. I got a little busy....okay okay, I was watching The Walking Dead and True Blood, sue me. Lol. Next chapter will be their date and we will take a little trip to Sebastian's past. =] As always, thanks for reading and commenting.