posted by Edward_Bella234
So this is a story about Jane and Alec. I am not sure if I will make it an actual story or just this chapter but I hope you enjoy this anyway :D
It seemed out lives were crumbling around us. First, the town was calling us ‘freaks’ and ‘the witch twins’. Second, our parents left us. Third, we were being burnt alive. And it was all my fault…
The town discovered our gifts because one day I got mad at our neighbour. Her name was Sheryl and she was just a spoiled brat, but I pretended to like her because they weren’t any other girls my age to play with in our neighbourhood.
I freaked out at her one day and she started to cry saying that “It hurt”. I had no clue what she was talking about. When I calmed down, she stopped crying, stared at me with wide eyes then ran away.
Her mother came to our house the next day telling my parents about what had happened. Sheryl was such a squealer. I denied everything and my parents believed me until I used my gift again.
Alec and I were at school and three of his old friends starting beating him. I was infuriated and one of them burst into tears as I stared him down. While I was making him cry, the two others snuck up behind me and tackled me to the ground. Then Alec got mad.
Both the boys loosened their grips on me after a few short seconds. I got away and ran to Alec’s side. He was still staring at the two boys with an angry version of a smirk on his face. They were sitting on the ground, eyelids drooping.
This event was worse than the first because the whole school was aware of what was going on. The principal took Alec and I to his office while two teachers dealt with the other boys.
Our parents were told and they believed what happened this time.
For a week, we heard them argue every night. Then eventually our parents abandoned us. That same day, two police officers came to our home and took Alec and I. Now we are going to be burnt alive because of our freaky abilities.
We were being held in a dirty, smelly dungeon. Hay on the floor, tiny window to high to see out of, and a wooden door with a small window that had bars over it. We had been here for two weeks and I was starting to get claustrophobic.
The date of our death was creeping up. We had two days.
“Jane?” A voice interrupted my thoughts.
“Hmm?” I asked turning to Alec.
“Are you ok? I was saying your name but you weren’t responding.” He asked, concerned.
“Sorry. Just lost in thought,” I replied. “Alec…I’m scared.”
“Me too, Jane. Me too…” He muttered putting his hand on top of mine.
I smiled at him. He was my brother. My best friend. I loved him so much and he was going to die. I was going to die. We only had two more days left together.
“I’m going to miss you” I said.
“Don’t worry. We will always be together. We‘re inseparable” Alec said, smiling at me.
All of a sudden there was a banging on the cell door.
“Hey! You kids! You have a visitor.” The voice shouted. The door swung open and the first thing we saw was a huge man in black. He was the guard assigned to us.
Then a smaller man stepped into view. He was absolutely beautiful. He had an odd complexion. Olive but chalky. His black hair went to his shoulders.
“Hello Jane, Alec.” he said nodding to us. His voice was like music. So beautiful. From his beautiful face to beautiful voice, he had enchanted me.
“Hello” I replied. Trying to be polite.
“My name is Demetri.” he said.
“Knock when you want out” the guard interrupted, closing the door.
“Hello Demetri. How do you know our names?” I asked, curious.
“I know you. You don’t know me though. Some friends of mine and myself have had our eye on you and we find you absolutely fascinating.” he replied.
He had his eye on us? He’d been watching us?
“What do you mean?” Alec asked. Finally speaking.
“Well, it is a frightfully long story.” He said coming closer. He crouched down to our level. We were still sitting on the floor. “I know about your gifts. These friends of mine are powerful. They think it would be a terrible waste for you to be killed. After all, your only thirteen.”
Okay. Now things are getting creepy. He knows how old we are?
“So these friends of mine,” he continued “Are determined to save you and you can join us. The difficult part is when we will get you out of here because I heard the guard talking and he said your lives are going to get cut short and you will be burned a day earlier than planned”
Alec and I exchanged I horrified glance. We only had a day. We were getting killed tomorrow!
“No…” I choked
“You don’t want to be saved?” Demetri questioned.
“No. Not that. We’re getting killed a day early?” I asked.
“Yes. I’m sorry, this must be terrible news for you.”
“You don’t know how much I would love to live but there is no way you could get us out of here. We are high priority. One guard outside the door. Two in the hallway and who knows how many by the gates. We don’t have a hope.”
“Don’t worry about that young one. As I said before, my friends are powerful.” Suddenly he whipped he head towards the door. “I must leave.” he said as he got up. “Farwell young friends” Then he was gone. Our only hope for survival…gone.
Alec and I just sat there for the longest time thinking about what Demetri had said. We were being burnt a day early.
That night, I slept even worse than usual. I tossed and turned not able to get the fact I was going to die the next day out of my head.
I almost screamed when I woke up the next morning. As is, I burst into tears. Alec rushed to my side.
“Jane. Jane, it’ll be alright. We’ll always be together.” he said trying to comfort me. “Demetri will come through and we will survive.”
“Ok” I muttered stopping the tears.
Just then the door swung open. I looked up to see three giant men all standing there.
“Chain ‘em” The first one said. The other two came from behind him and approached me and Alec. I didn’t even try to use my gift. No point in making it worse. They chained our wrists and ankles and led us out the door. We walked through the stone hallways, occasionally being pushed from behind. In about ten minutes we were outside. All I could do now is pray that Demetri and his powerful friends would some and save us.
We were led to a giant pole in the middle of the square and tied to it with ropes. By now I was bawling.
Wood was under our feet and more was being thrown onto the pile.
The mayor came up to us. “By the power in me, I sentence you two to be burned at the stake due to the use of witchcraft.” he shouted. The crowd erupted in cheers and a man with a torch came forward.
I strained my neck so I could see the side of Alec’s face. “Alec. I love you. You’re the best brother I could have ever asked for and I am so sorry” I said crying even harder.
“Jane, this isn’t your fault. I love you to.”
The man with the torch raised it and was about to throw. I closed my eyes.
But no heat touched me. Instead I heard screams. Loud screams. I opened my eyes to see Demetri effortlessly breaking the ropes we were bound with. He lifted each of us and ran us down from the pile at the speed of light.
“How did you…” I started.
“I’ll explain later.” Then he bit Alec on the neck. I was about to scream but he bit me as well.
I passed out.
I felt burning. Intense burning for a long time. It burned through my veins, through my entire body. I could feel myself becoming stronger though.
Eventually, the burning began to lessen. Clear from my body going straight to my heart and…stopped it. My heart stopped beating.
I opened my eyes and everything was so clear. I sat up quickly and looked beside me.
Alec had sat up at the exact same time as me.
“Jane! Alec! Welcome” A voice shouted.
We turned to see a man with pitch black hair in a cloak just as black coming towards us. Demetri at his side in a cloak a shade lighter.
“You must be wondering what you are. Well, you have now become one of us. A vampire.” The man explained. “My name is Aro. I hope you will chose to join us?” he asked although there was something in his tone that made it seem like we really didn’t have that much of a choice.
I looked at Alec. He nodded.
“Alright. Since you saved our lives, we will join you” I stated to Aro. A vampire? Were we really truly a creature of the night? Could that be true?
I had so many questions and I would make sure I got an opportunity to get he answers.
I hope you liked reading it as much as I liked writing it ;D Please comment.