Chapter 8 - Complicated
That night, after Stefan drove me home, I felt extremely alone and afraid. I decided to call him. He picked up on the first ring and when I told him a was afraid, he said he would be right there. It was only two minutes before I heard a knock on my window and I ran to open it. He stepped in, threw his arms around my waist and leapt out the third story window.
He ran and ran, much faster than your average car, until we came to a large lake that I had never known was there, and from there he loaded me into a boat and paddled out to the middle of it, all with me in his safe arms. When we arrived at the middle of the lake, he stopped at looked at me. We stared at each other, not speaking, for a long time.
“My being a vampire really doesn’t bother you?” he asked, still skeptical.
“No, it doesn’t. I don’t care what you are; I care about who you are.” It was the one-hundred-percent truth. “But I do have a few questions.” I added.
“Go on.” He urged.
“Why can you go out in the sunlight?” I asked sheepishly.
“The sun isn’t fatal to us but it isn’t good either.” He eyed me, judging my response again. “Do you notice how my skin is slightly luminescent?” I nodded. “It’s because we have glowing skin. It’s not quite sparkly but it lights up in the sun. Plus the sun burns us like a sunburn but it doesn’t leave a mark or stay painful.” He rattled on and on about himself and his kind, occasionally looking at my expression. My views on vampires changed a lot.
Vampires can eat food but they get something like a stomach ache because it is slightly hard to digest. They can go without breathing because their lungs don’t need air. They can go up to two weeks without feeding without getting uncomfortably thirsty. They become vampires by getting bit and then drinking some of their sire’s blood. They go through a changing process in which their bodies turn cold and silky soft and they become inhumanly fast, strong, and beautiful. And last of all, Stefan wants to bite me.
After our conversation, Stefan pulled me into his arms and pressed his cool lips to my jaw, my eyelid and finally my mouth. His kisses were very passionate but I loved them. We kissed and kissed for a long time.
When I pulled away, breathless, he began to row back to the shore at the speed of light. I didn’t want to leave this moment but it was three thirty in the morning. As we ran back, he told me that us being together would be very complicated.
“Why?” I asked. “Because humans and vampires are not meant to be together. We have rules.” He said regretfully.
“Then bite me. Now. Please, I want to be with you.” I craned my neck sideways, exposing my jugular. His mouth inched toward my neck but he stopped himself. “I need to think this through.” He stated.
“You have to be sure you want me around forever to bother you.” I was stating the facts. The look on his face after I said that was slightly angry, annoyed and most of all disbelief. He put his hands on either side of my face and looked straight into my eyes. I blushed and looked down.
“If that were the problem then I would gladly bite you to have you with me forever. I don’t know if I can turn you or not. Some vampires can’t and their victims end up dying. Some of us aren’t able to… reproduce, if you will. Kind of like humans.” He explained solemnly. I was flattered and confused.
“Try. Just try. Its all I’m asking you to do.” I practically pleaded.
“Wendi, stop. I will try but not tonight. I wont endanger your life when I can help it.”
We arrived at the house then and he leapt through my window without breaking a stride. He laid me down in my bed and kissed my jaw. He started to leave. “Wait.” I whispered.
“Yes?” he asked. “Um… n-never mind.” I felt utterly stupid. Why should I ask him to stay? He has to sleep too, oh wait, no he doesn’t. But I still had no right to ask him that.
“Wendi, are you going to be okay while I’m gone?” he asked very seriously. I shook my head. He turned his back on me and walked to the window. He pulled it shut and came to lay down beside me on my queen sized bed. He put his arms around me and I curled into him. I was drifting toward sleep when I suddenly remembered something.
“Stefan, how will you know if you can reproduce or not?”
“I’ll have to try on someone that I don’t know and if it works then I will turn you.” he said, sounding anxious.
“Go. Do it now. Try it out.” I was still pleading, but this time I had a better argument. He seemed to consider it for a while, which gave me hope.
“Um…” was all he could say. He didn’t know a way out of that one. I felt proud of myself. Suddenly, he was out of my reach and headed for the window.
“I’m going. I will be back in thirty minutes, sleep well my darling.” and with that, he was gone. I had persuaded him to try. Wow. I might live forever. Forever with Stefan. That was the last thought I had before I woke to the noise of my window creaking. I opened my eyes to see Stefan. He looked…. Nervous?
“Stefan?” I asked wondering what the expression was for.
“It worked. It worked!” he whisper excitedly.
“Oh! Oh! Wow! I can’t wait! Stefan this is great!” I would have been bouncing up and down if I had been standing. His eyes grew wide and suddenly he was hovering over me, kissing my jaw, my neck and the hollow at the base of my throat. Occasionally, he would playfully nip my neck with his teeth. I was in heaven until he pulled away. He stared into my eyes and hovered me again, this time his lips found mine.
After we stopped, I asked him “Will you do it now, please?”
He looked at me somberly and leaned forward, touching his lips to my neck. His soft breath on my neck made me sigh. He leaned closer and put his hands on my shoulders. “I love you.” he said, his beautiful voice in my ear. “I love you, Stefan.” I felt something sharp barely touch my jugular.
Very pivotal chapter
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