Years passed, and I was now 16 years old. It took eight years for me to move on a little from the tragedy Dad had told me about. I didn't think I would ever be alright again, emotionally. Dad had enrolled me into Cross Academy. I would be part of the Day Class. Dad had told me the Night Class were all Vampires. When I heard that, my blood boiled. He explained they were good though, but it made no difference to me. That the Headmaster was trying to bring Humans and Vampires to live in harmony. I didn't think it would be such a great idea.
It was my first day there. I was sitting in the Headmaster's Office when the door opened. I turned, making my pony tail fling to my side. My blue eyes softened when I saw a girl, about my age, next to the Headmaster.
"Yuki, this is Ikeda. She is the new Day Class student." The Headmaster said with a bright tone. He seemed a bit...cheery. It made me a bit sick, but at the same time, made me feel better that the atmosphere wasn't stressful. My body couldn't handle that.
"I'll show her around and teach her the rules." Yuki said, smiling.
"Uh, Yuki. She isn't like the other Day Class students...She knows about the Night Class...She is part of a long line of Vampire Hunters. Having her Father agree to letting her stay here when he found out about the Vampires, was rather difficult." Headmaster Cross said as he changed his tone and adjusted his glasses. I doubted I could ever become a Vampire Hunter now though, with being sick when I was younger, it messed my immune system up so badly, I was frail and weak now. I wasn't strong enough to become a Vampire Hunter.
"Oh...well, this should be easier than usual then." Yuki said as she looked down for a moment, then looking at me with a bright smile. I stood up and followed Yuki as she walked off, trying to keep up with her was a mess. I was pulling my notebook out, writing down everything I would need to know. As we walked down through the Garden, I noticed a couple boys in white uniforms. They were both gorgeous, but I narrowed my eyes. They were Vampires.
"Well well, Yuki. Seems as though you've made a new friend."
"Aido, Akatsuki? Shouldn't you two be in class?" Yuki asked. The one named Aido walked over to us and took my hand. I cringed a bit before seeing his eyes change to crimson red.
"Pleased to meet you, you smell...breath taking..." Aido said as he kissed my hand and let it go. "This is Akatsuki, and I am Aido." He added. I nodded a bit, still unsure of what to make of the Night Class. I didn't like Vampires, like I had said time and time again. They took my close friends from me.
"Go off to class before I report you!" Yuki shouted, scaring the two boys off. "I'm sorry about them, Aido can be a pain sometimes." She said as she shook her head. I just smiled a bit, pushing the angry thoughts away.
"It's alright." I said. After the tour was done, Yuki showed me my dorm in the Sun Dorms building. She helped me unpack my things and then handed me my schedule. When she left, I sat on the bed and sighed. I was tired, like I always was. I figured I would change and go out for a midnight stroll. Since I knew the Night Class's secret, I didn't figure me being out was such a big deal.
I didn't really change, but I had taken my black jacket off, leaving the white button up on, and tucked into my black skirt. I fixed my hair a bit before walking outside, looking up at the moon. It was a beautiful night. The only thing that was on my mind, were the Vampires. They were different, like Father had said. But I still didn't know how to react to them. Whether I should be friends with them, or ignore them like the plague. I sighed as I made my way through the forest, I jumped when I heard someone walking behind me. A twig cracked and before I could turn, I felt cold hands wrap around.
"I'm sorry if I frightened you. It's just...I couldn't stay away...your blood..smells..so sweet...And your skin is just...so beautiful.." I recognized Aido's voice. My eyes were wide as I felt his fingers dance across my neck for a moment. Then, as I lowered my eyes, his fangs pierced through my skin.
"A-Aido..." I whispered. If this was his first impression, I was not going to like the Night Class at all. He grabbed my wrists, holding my arms close to my body. My eyes started to feel heavy, but for some reason...this felt right. I closed my eyes, only for a moment when I heard a gun shot go off. I opened my eyes to see a silver haired man with a black school uniform on.
"Aido...you have five seconds to stop what your doing, before I force you to stop." That voice, this boy seemed so familiar. I narrowed my eyes a bit as Aido pulled his teeth back from my neck.
"Zero, nice of you to come and ruin my fun." Aido licked his lips, still holding me. I slowly lifted my hand to my neck, feeling the liquid. Zero...could this be..Kiryu? Zero narrowed his eyes and growled a bit as Aido danced his fingers on my skin.
"Zero, would you please put that gun away. I don't think there is any need for it." I turned to see another Vampire, Aido dropped to his knees at the sight of him. I was confused. Maybe it was a bad idea to come out for a walk tonight.
"K..Kaname...I'm sorry..I don't know what came over me.." Aido lowered his head. Kaname, he sounded familiar too. Father had mentioned him before, the last member of the Kuran Clan. A highly respected Vampire of a Royal Family.
"I will deal with him. Here, Ikeda." Kaname said, handing me a short white wrap. I looked at it for a moment, then realized I was still holding my neck. I nodded quickly as I placed it around my neck. How did he know my name? Kaname picked Aido up by his ear and started to drag him off, Aido was kicking and screaming. I turned to finally look at Zero. His eyes were wide as he looked back at me.
"I..Ikeda?" He asked. I smiled a bit. It had been so long, I wanted to run to him. But I restrained myself.
"You can't tell me...you already forgot about me...Zero?" I tilted my head a bit, only to feel slight pain in my neck. I cringed a bit.
"No..the Master said you weren't going to make it..." I walked forward a bit, swaying here and there. "He said in the letters you never got better.."
"But..you were taken away...the day I did get better. Dad had no way of letting you know for years..even I didn't know you were here...until this moment.." I whispered. I threw myself on him, wrapping my arms around his neck. "Zero...it was so hard..without you or Ichiru..I've missed you so much.." I choked as tears swelled in my eyes.
"I'm sure...you know about Mother and Father's fates..." I nodded a bit, feeling his hands on my back, pulling me closer to him. "Ikeda..." He whispered. This moment was perfect, until I could feel him tense up. Then he pushed me away, breathing hard. I fell backwards, looking up at him.
"Zero? What's wrong?" I asked. He was grabbing his head and that's when I saw it. His eyes were covered in a blood haze. Those red eyes looked up at me.
"Stay away from me, Ikeda!" Zero shouted as he ran. I hesitated before getting up and running after him.
"Zero!" I yelled. I ended up tripping, falling flat on my face. I lifted my arm up, wanting him to come back. But when he was out of my sight, I sighed.
"Oh, don't you smell good." I looked up, seeing a girl with silver hair standing in front of me. She looked down at me. I could smell it, she was a Vampire. But her eyes scared me. They weren't like the others I had just met today.
"I had thought..that night that I sent that Virus through your blood...that you would have died." My eyes were wide. Could she be talking about..that day I got sick at the Kiryu house?
"Maria.." I turned, hearing another voice.
"I...Ichiru..." The one called Maria only smirked as she blew a kiss in my direction. My eyes fell heavy and I couldn't stay awake. I tried to get a good look at Ichiru, but his face was covered. When the darkness finally took me, my dreams became more vivid.