Never Sleep Again ch 22.
Once it started getting dark, Jacob turned back and walked to his new home. He walked through the front door into a living room tan leather couches, a circular wood coffe table, a flat-screen TV, and lots of yellow flowers. His mother kept them around because she says yellow makes you more relaxed.
Jacob could smell hot melted cheese.
"Jacob!" his mother exclaimed from the kitchen. She poked her head over the bar and said, "Good, you're back. The pizza's here." as she opened one of the two boxes. Jacob shut the door and practically ran into the kitchen.
"Mmm, Veggie Lover's," he said licking his lips and rubbing his hands together, "My favorite."
One of the rules in Alice's house was to eat very healthy, which meant no meat, especially on pizza.
Jacob took a slice of pineapple-covered pizza, the extra cheese stretching, and dropped it on his plate. Alice tied her long blonde hair back in a ponytail and gave herself a slice too.
They both sat in the living room, munching on pizza and
Never Sleep Again ch 11.
Carie always hated family get-togethers. The annoying relatives, the over-affectionate couples, the drunken craziness. Worst of all, it was a reminder that she had no real connection to any of them. She was the outsider. So she decided to sneak away to her room at the front end of the house for a smoke.
Once Carie was in her room, she flicked on the light and locked the door behind her and opened the window. She pulled up a chair beside the window, pulled off the board in the windowsill that covered her hiding space, took out a lighter and a cigarette, and lit it up. As she took a long deep drag and blew it outside, she already felt herself getting calmer. She held the cigarette out the window so the smell wouldn't linger inside.
The sky was turning a dark orange as the sun started to sink beyond the horizon.
As she took another drag, she noticed a guy walking up the sidewalk. He was dressed in a grey t-shirt and jeans. His hair was almost black, but the orange sun brought out the b
Love Never Dies ch4~Vlad~
"Having fun girls?" I ask my sister and her companions. We stand in the center of the cafeteria, keeping ourselves cloaked from human eyes so no one can watch us as we talk.
"Yes," answers Veronica, the light-brownheaded one, "So much."
"But where were you?" asks Madaleine, the goldenhaired one, "You missed a most delectable crowd."
"I see enough of them during class." I reply bitterly.
"If you hate it here so much," my sister Esmerelda says, "then why must we stay here? You know it is not neccessary for us to be here in these schools."
"You know why!" I snap.
"Well I've already found myself a tasty little treat." Esmerelda says, smiling brightly.
"Ooh yes," Veronica says, "I saw her. She's quite lovely. I wonder how she tastes."
"She smells sweet," Esmerelda responds, "Definitely a virgin."
"Mmm," Madeleine purrs, licking her lips, "Combien il est doux."
I leave them to their prattling and transport myself to my next class, just as the bell is about to ring, so that I do not ha
Love Never Dies ch3continued...
I barely make it to my forth period class after lunch in time for the bell. The bell goes off just as I walk through the door and the teacher, Mister Kevin, remarks with his usual perkky smile, "Photo finish, eh Miss Murray?"
"Yeah, I guess so." I respond quickly and rush to my seat in the back corner of the room.
The classroom is filled with five rows of tables, two in each row, that are long enough to seat three. I'm the only person who sits at my table.
I twirl my necklace between my fingers while Mister Kevin lectures on about the War of 1812 while writing notes on the whiteboard. I jot down as many as I can before he erases them to make new ones.
The sudden greeting from the seat next to me surprises me so bad I nearly jump right out of my chair and I drop my pencil. I reach down to pick it up, but a pale hand with skiinny fingers and nails at least half an inch long offers it to me. I look into the face of the person who surprised me.
It's a boy, make that a
My Immortal pt2"Hi Jake. How are you?" Aunt Emily greets me as I enter my house. I don't even respond; she already knows "how I'm doing." Sam looks my way, not saying anything, and continues watching football on the TV. He doesn't even know what he can and can't say to me anymore.
My dad's been gone since I was eleven. He drove off to buy cigarettes... and didn't bother driving back. Mom died giving birth to me so since I didn't have any parents left to take care of me, my uncle Sam and aunt Emily took me in instead of letting me get stuck in foster care.
Emily starts to say, "Listen, Jake-" but I ignore her and walk straight to my room. I slam the door shut and fall back onto my bed.
I hear Sam and Emily beginning their usual argument:
"Sam, I think Jacob should see someone. a professional."
"He's going through a real tough time right now. Let's just let him be for a while Em. He'll work through this on his own time. I mean his best friend jumped off a cliff for god's sake!"
My hand clenches into a
Love Never Dies ch22.
I guess I'm still a little weirded out about last night. Not just Lucy sleepwalking, but that wolf; it seems so familiar to me. My fingers twirl my silver cross necklace while I become lost in my thoughts.
"Woohoo! Mi-na?" I get snapped out of my daze by my boyfriend John. I blink and look into his baby blue eyes. He looks so cute with his curly brown hair and his pink lips pulled across his face in a dimply smile that i quickly kiss them.
"Sorry, I'm just a little weirded out about last night."
"Why?" he asks, "What happened?"
"Lucy was sleepwalking and she walked straight into the forest."
"Jeez, that's pretty freaky."
just as he says that, Lucy walks over and sits across the cafeteria table from me and John.
"Hey guys." she greets us as she takes her seat.
"Hey Lucy," John says, "I heard you were walking in your sleep last night."
"Walkin' in your sleep, were ya?" Quince, Lucy's guy-friend who wishes he were her real boyfriend, says, his voice thick with his Texan accent,
My Immortal pt 1JPOV-
I'm so tired of being here, but I can't stay away. I've been here every day since it happened.
It's barely two in the afternoon and, as usual, the sky is covered by a thick gray blanket of clouds. How appropriate.
I trudge my way through the muddy woods out to the open space.
No, not Bella. What was I thinking? The resemblance isn't even close. This girl's hair is long and red, almost copperish, and flows in curls down her back, and her arms and legs are long. She stands on the edge of the cliff, her hands in the pockets of her dark gray parka, tapping her foot tunelessly while staring out towards the horizon.
"Hey!" I yell to her.
She turns to me, blinks and says, "Oh, hi." smiling. Her jawline is sharp and her cheeks are rosy-red.
I clutch my jacket tight around my lanky body and walk to her.
"What are you doing up here?" I ask her.
"Oh," she answers turning her gaze back towards the water, "just admiring the view."
I notice how dangerously close she's standing. "Are you
Love Never Dies ch 1October 30
I get woken up by Mom calling for my younger sister Lucy. I look over at my alarm clock. It's glowing digital blu numbers read 3:03 a.m. I get up from my bed, rubbing my eyes, and go out into the hall where I see Mom run out of Lucy's room, which is right next to mine.
"What's wrong with Lucy?" I ask.
"She's not in her bed!" she answers frantically, "I don't know where she is!"
I look inside Lucy's room. The blue sheets are dragged across the floor from the mattress. I rush to the window that overlooks the backyard. There I see Lucy, slowly walking towards the trees of the forest.
I run down the hallway to the top of the stairs and yell down to Mom, who's already dialing the phone, "Mom, I found Lucy!"
"Oh thank Godd," she sighs as she slams the phone back on the receiver, "Where is she?"
"She's outside," I answer quickly as I rush down the stairs, slip on a jacket, and go out the front door, "I'll get her."
"Mina!" My mother yells out to me, but I ignore