Monday, March 26, 2012
Chapter Twenty Four: Blindsided
Emmalina and Sebastian laid cuddled in the bed after their eventful evening. She laid against his chest and he had his arms wrapped around her.
Emmalina started to stir and gently slipped out from under his arms. She glanced out the window and noticed it was still dark out. Her stomach was growling and she realized she hadn't even eaten dinner. She went to go get her clothes, only to remember they were in shreds in the hallway. Shit. How am I supposed to go home naked? She quietly got up to check in Sebastian's dresser to see if there was anything for her to wear.
She rummaged through the drawers and settled on a black bathrobe. She turned around to see Sebastian standing behind her. "Oh God!"
"Mmmm, not quite." he murmured as he pushed her hair out of her face.
Emmalina laughed and said, "You scared me. I didn't even hear you get up."
"I apologize. We tend to keep our motions silent. Old habits." He replied as he tugged the rope that held the bathrobe closed. Emmalina's stomach decided that was the perfect moment to growl again and Sebastian stopped what he was doing. "You are hungry. You need to eat."
"Eat what? You have nothing here and now I have no clothes to go out and get something."
"Actually that is not true. I went shopping for food and other household items a human would need a few days ago."
"Did you really? How was that experience?"
"Not very pleasant. I did not know what you liked so I just grabbed a bit of everything. Although I must admit, it was much more convenient than when I was human. Everything is already packaged and ready to cook."
"Yeah, I guess we're lucky." Emmalina said a little shyly. She'd forgotten he was hundreds of years older than her. She closed the bathrobe a little, losing some of her confidence with him. She then started to think about all the experiences he's had in his long life. I wonder how many women he's slept with? She couldn't make herself ask him, not after last night. Do I want to know anyway? She looked at him. He was the definition of chiseled perfection. No, I don't want to know.
"Emmalina?" Sebastian said, getting her attention.
"Hmm?" She asked, tucking her thoughts away for now.
"I said, you should eat while I run and buy you some clothes."
"But it will be light soon."
"I am fast. I will be back before the sun comes up. I am responsible for ruining your clothes in the first place. The least I can do is buy you some more." He said as he zipped up his pants.
"Alright. Hurry back." She said as she kissed him on the cheek and he was out the door in a blur.
Emmalina retied the bathrobe and set out for the kitchen. "Whoa!" she said aloud as she opened the refrigerator door. It was packed with everything she could think of. Her eyes stopped on some pancake mix so she grabbed it along with oil, eggs and butter. She looked through the cabinets to find brand new cookware, cups, plates, utensils. Everything a house would need. She grabbed a frying pan and quickly mixed and cooked the pancakes. After she finished eating, Sebastian walked in with several bags as she was placing her dishes into the dishwasher. "Bastian you didn't rip up my entire closet! This is too much." She said as she eyed six shopping bags.
"Emmalina, I am an immortal. You would have to be an imbecile not to be financially stable when you live for hundreds and thousands of years." He handed her the bags. "Here. I am sure you would like to shower?"
"Yes." She said as she grabbed the bags and headed into the bathroom.
She ran the tub and soaked for a bit in the hot water. She was still sore from last night and the hot water felt good on her body. After she washed and dried off, she started going through the bags.
Oh my GOD! $300 for a bra? Holy shit. Are there diamonds on it? She thought as she inspected it then carefully laid it down to go through the rest of the bags. All of it had designer labels and together it was more than she would make in a year. Having no other clothing options, she put on a pair of jeans, a silk top and matching stilettos. Damn, he has good taste, expensive...but good. As she was grabbing the bags together, she noticed there was a smaller bag inside one of the empty ones. When she opened it, she thought she was going to faint at the rate his little shopping trip was racking up. Inside was a long, black, velvet box. Being a woman, she couldn't help but open it with a little smile on her face. Inside was a diamond bracelet that was perfectly crafted. She almost snapped the box shut, not daring to wear it anywhere because she was afraid she would lose it. But she didn't have the heart not to wear it. He'd obviously picked everything out with care, not to mention barely making it back in time before the sun rose. She carefully slipped the bracelet on her wrist and admired it. I don't even want to know what this costs. She shuddered just thinking about that going on one of her credit cards. She stood in front of the mirror, surveying her hair and makeup. Her hair was decent but her day old makeup was smeared. She wiped the smeared black eyeliner from under her eyes and tried to smooth out her foundation. She looked under the sink and found a spare toothbrush and toothpaste and quickly brushed her teeth. When she was satisfied with her appearance, she walked out the bathroom.
Sebastian was waiting for her in the hallway. "Wow. You are absolutely breath taking." he said as he took a step towards her. Unable to fight the pull he was feeling to be inside her.
"Thank you. Though I think it's the clothes. Bastian these are a little bit too...."
He cut her off when his lips met hers. He slid his hands up her back to her shoulders and tugged at her blouse.
"Why don't you let me do that." She said huskily. He smiled against her lips. He grabbed her hand and lead her into his room, never disconnecting from her mouth.
She undressed for him as he watched from the bed. His eyes were full of hunger and he was having a hard time controlling it. When she finally joined him, he let go and she followed. And they continued their escapades in the bedroom for the rest of the day.
The next morning when Emmalina finally went home, Amelia greeted her cheerfully. "Emmalina. Wow, look at you! Did you go shopping?"
"Err, yes. I finally finished that case with Beau and I decided to treat myself." Well there goes that excuse for being gone all night. "Um, why are you so cheerful this morning?"
"That wonderful! I'm glad you can put this whole vampire business behind you." Amelia looked around to make sure no one could hear her even though no one was in the house besides them. "Emmalina I've been practicing my magic. I'm getting pretty good."
Emmalina was surprised. Her mother had barely spoken to her since she left Mason's house. Neither had he, actually. She thought they were just ignoring her but apparently that's not the case. "And you're happy about that?"
"Yes. I feel...powerful. I don't have to be scared or helpless ever again. Because between us, when we would go rogue hunting I was always terrified that your father and myself wouldn't make it back home to you and Mason. That was my worst fear, for the two of you to be orphans, alone in the world. Trust me, that's not a good feeling. But now...I have a few new tricks up my sleeve."
"So all this time you've been reading and practicing?"
"Yes. I can't wait to show Vlad my new abilities." She said with an evil grin. "Emmalina you should come with me. Your power would be especially useful on him."
"Oh I think I'll leave the torturing to you. Have you talked to Mason?" Emmalina asked, changing the subject.
"No. I've called dozens of times and went by their house but they are never home. Mason's power is more destructive than ours. He is going to need time to adjust to everything. When he is ready, he'll come to us."
"I hope you're right about that."
"I know my son. He just needs to be alone right now."
"Alright. Well I'm going to bed. I had a long night."
"Emmalina before you go to bed could you call that witch lady who told you about all of this? I'm having trouble with Levitation. I can only hover about an inch off the ground. I was hoping she could help me."
Emmalina smiled at her Mom. She seemed to like what she was although Emmalina was trying to ignore the fact that she liked it because it was a new weapon against vampires. "Sure Mom. I'll give her a call." After she was finished talking to Alesana she walked back into the kitchen. "Mom she said she would be able to meet us in maybe two weeks. She is very busy with spells and potions for clients and her normal job is demanding a lot from her too but she can meet with us two weeks from Saturday."
Amelia looked a bit disappointed at the long wait. "Alright then. I guess I will have to wait. What do you mean by clients? She sells her magic?"
"I think she sells potions and casts spells for Loreans at a very steep price."
"Hmmm, that seems like a smart idea to me."
"Yeah I guess so. Well I'm going to bed."
"Alright, sleep well."
Emmalina rushed to her bedroom to get some much needed sleep. She was so exhausted she could barely keep her eyes closed.
Over the next week, Amelia continued practicing her telekinesis while Donovan was at work. She was able to hold things up longer than she had last week but she still could not levitate. She didn't know what the problem was but hoped the other witch could help her fix it.
The day they had their meeting with Alesana, Emmalina woke up feeling sick. This is what I get for eating Dad's cooking. She thought as she ran towards the bathroom, barely making it in time. After she flushed the toilet and brushed her teeth, it dawned on her that there might be another reason for her nauseousness.
Across town, another Burkhart wasn't feeling so hot either, though his was from completely different reasons. She's gone. She left me. The only woman I've ever loved and she just packed her shit and left. Apparently she fell in love with Mason the human, not Mason the freak. He ordered another glass of Jack Daniel's Whiskey and continued on with his week long pity party. That fucking bitch. She obviously didn't love me. Sickness and health my ass! Who needs her anyhow? Ahhh Damn. Fuck me. "Bartender? How about another glass? And this time leave the bottle."
Later that day, Emmalina and Amelia met Alesana at the location she told them. Apparently she was taking them to a Lore bar where only Lorearns were allowed in. The three of them sat at the bar as Alesana ordered them drinks. Amelia was a bit weary of the Demoness who was making their drinks. It's one thing to believe, quite another to see. Amelia tried to focus on something else but the bar was pretty empty. Emmalina couldn't care less about the Demoness, she had more important, life changing distractions on her mind.
She barely registered that her mother and Alesana started talking. She had completely zoned out, lost in her thoughts. This can not be happening. I'm only 22 years old for Christ's sake! I know my parents had me young but...Oh shit! My parents! How in the hell am I supposed to explain this? To Sebastian? How can I have a child with someone I'm not even sure loves me? Or if I love him? When you have a child with someone, a little piece of that person is with you always. What if he isn't ready for this yet? What if he wants things to stay like they are? Ugh, I need to pull myself together, I don't even know if I'm pregnant yet. It probably was just Dad's horrible cooking. That macaroni and cheese did smell kind of funny.
"Emmalina!?" Amelia yelled.
"Are you okay?" Alesana asked, squinting her eyes at her.
"Yes. No. I...I have to go." Emmalina said as she got up from the bar and ran out the door.
She took a cab to a local drug store and brought a pregnancy test. I have to know for sure. I'll go crazy if I don't. She was about to wave a cab down to take her back home before she had a thought. I can't use it there! My Mom or Dad could find it in the wastebasket. I can't use it at at Sebastian's. She spotted a club that just opened their doors and headed inside. No one was there besides the bartender and the bouncer. She briskly walked to the bathroom and locked the door. She opened the package and made sure she followed the directions exactly. Then she put the cap back on and sat it on the sink to wait for the longest 2 to 3 minutes of her life.
There it was. That little pink plus sign that told her she was about to be a mother. Emmalina put her hand to her head to try and keep the room from spinning. What am I supposed to do now? How could I have been so stupid? Emmalina started feeling nauseous again and ran into one of the stalls to throw up. The smell and nervousness made her heave even more.
After she came out of the stall, with sweat beading on her forehead, Emmalina slumped to the floor and leaned against the wall and started to cry. She looked down at her stomach and cried even harder. She felt so alone. How am I supposed to tell Bastian? How do you start a conversation like that? Oh Hi. I know most 22 year olds are on birth control but since I didn't have a sex life before you, I never really thought about it or anything else through before I jumped into bed with you. I am way over my head. I have no one to talk to. Mom is completely out of the question. God, her and Dad are going to have an aneurysm. That's if Dad doesn't run off looking for the guy responsible. And when he finds out he's a vampire...all hell will break lose. Maybe he doesn't have to know? Maybe I can just skip town or.... No. I can't do that, not to Bastian. This involves him too whether he wants it to or not. I might be his mate but I don't know if children are included in that deal or not but he at least has the right to know. She stood up and dried her face from tears and smearing mascara. She looked in the mirror at herself and tried to picture what she would look like as she got farther along. I'm on the thin side so it won't be long before I start showing. I'll have to tell him soon. He'll expect me to come over tonight but if I go I know I won't be able to hold this back. Maybe I shouldn't go at all? Not tonight anyways. But my luck he will come looking for me and be seen which will make things worse. All this, the baby, him, it all has to come from me when it comes to my parents. I just hope they can accept it. That's all I want from them. I don't want to do this alone. Maybe I could talk to Alesana? Ask her what to do? No, Bastian needs to be first. Tonight it is then.
I'm sorry guys. I couldn't wait any longer. For SO long I've wanted an Emmalina and Sebastian baby that I just had to make it happen. Although how much would you guys hate me if her test came back negative? Lol. Sorry about the bad angle of the pregnancy test picture, you guys have no idea how horrible that thing was! It would just float in midair. I couldn't move it up or down so it's actually sticking out from under her breast but at a top angle it looks like she is holding it...sort of. Anyways...I hope you guys enjoyed it! Thanks again for taking the time to read it.