"Thank you for a most memorable shopping trip," I giggle as he bends down to kiss my hand. "You are most welcome. I will see you in a bit," he says as he turns and heads into the house.
I set out on a mission to find my mother. I have to try to see if I can be with Dimitri. "Mom," I call out to her when I see her. "Emily, how was your shopping trip?" she asks. I bet I blush as I recall the time I had with Dimitri before we really went shopping. "Good," I mumble. I try to regain myself while I find the words to tell my mother my feelings and my ideas on Dimitri and my future plans. "Mom, I want to ask you something. I want to know first if the laws are firm on me being with a fairy?" I ask as I prepare for the answer and her curiosity for me asking.
"Well, our family line is based on fairy's being with their own kind. And the royal bloodline being pure. Why do you ask?" she smiles. Oh here goes nothing. I take a deep breath. "Mom, I want to know if I can be with someone that is not a prince or fairy," I whisper. Her look alone tells me that she's shocked by my question. "I think I know what you are asking, but I need to know who he is," she demands. Oh no.
I know by this point I look mortified as I try find my voice. "Dimitri," I whisper to the point that I can bearally hear myself. My mothers eyes grow wide and I'm scared at what she thinks. She stands there almost silent. It's killing me.
"Emily, you are young and well he's your guardian. Your not suppose to date your guardian's or non fairy's How dose he feel about you?" she asks. Oh this is going to backfire I can feel it. I look down at the ground as I know my face is probably pail.
Here goes nothing. "I love him, and he loves me," I choke out. "Emily! What were you thinking, and what was he thinking. He's much older than you and your guardian," she shouts. Oh this isn't good. "But mom, I don't think there is a better person for me. He is half fairy, just not royal," I plead. "I'm not sure what your father is going to say to this. Dimitri is one special person, one that he may change the rules for. But I will have to talk to him first. You know if he says no you can no longer see him like that. He will be sent away at your fathers request. I hope you get your wish, I want to see you happy, but I don't make the decisions for him. I will speak to him this evening on the matter. But until then, you must not let anyone else know of this matter. Do you understand?" she tells me. Oh this is good news. I'm almost jumping up and down, but then it hits me. If my father doesn't want me with Dimitri he can send him away. My heart almost stops as my breathing becomes hard. "Ok," I reply as I head downstairs to call Chyanne.
I pull out my phone and dial her number. "Hey Chyanne! I told my mother," I spit out. She gasps and then there is silence for a moment. "Yeah, she's going to talk to my father about it, oh I hope he let's me be with him. Can you come over?" I ask. "Yeah I'll be right over as soon as I can," she replies. I hang up the phone and decide on getting my homework done so I can be prepared for my fathers decision a little later.
I've managed to get my homework done and head downstairs to wait on Chyanne. She should be here any minute. I'm washing my hands when....................................
I hear crashing sounds coming from the living room. I can hear shouting and furniture breaking. My hearts racing as I follow the sound.
When I arrive in the doorway I almost run right into Chris. As I take in the scene, I'm horrified. I'm frozen in my tracks when I know I should be running from this nightmare.
I try to take in the scene when my heart stops, there's Dimitri across the room, he's in full battle mode. He's fighting someone that I have never seen before. I can't get a good look at the guy. His back is facing me. I can only see Dimitri and his determined face as he fights.
Hes' good, but the guy he's fighting is indescribable. The guy moves with such ease and speed. Lord is he fast. It's so unnatural. I have never seen anything like it before.
Dimitri takes a vicious kick from the guy, that sends him back several feet. He staggers as he tries to keep from falling down.
"Oh no," I cry out. Cheyanne is being chocked by Luke. Why? What! He's alive! Where has he been? Hanna? At this moment I can feel the blood drain from my face as my knees go weak.
I shake my head trying to wake up from this nightmare and when I open my eyes I realize this is not a nightmare, it's happening now. I'm trying to grasp what's going on and why Luke is chocking Cheyanne.
Then I notice the red eyes, and the teeth. Night Walkers screams loud in my head as my skin prickles with fear.
Only a few feet away from Luke and Chyanne, Dimitri is trying to fight off that guy. They are almost deadlocked. There skills are so close its scary.
Then Dimitri hits the floor with a loud thud as he grabs his ribs. Get up, Please get up. Oh God, please get up. I can't loose him now. We are so close to being able to be together. He can't die like Lilly did. No! I can feel the tears start to run down my cheeks as I try not to scream. I can't distract him. It almost got him killed last time he faced them.
I stare in horror as the guy approaches Dimitri. He's going to finish him off. I can't watch, but I can't take my eyes off them either. With amazing ability, Dimitri spins around and knocks the guys feet out from under him. I breath a small sigh as my tears still run down my cheeks.
Then suddenly Luke has Chyanne on the floor. She lays lifeless on the floor as he sinks his teeth into the flesh of her neck. My stomach jumps as I almost throw up. There's blood, and a lot of it. I grab my chest as I loose all my air out of my lungs. No, I cry silently. I'm heaving large chest wrenching sobs now.
As I stare at Dimitri, Chyanne and Luke something catches my eye. I gasp as I see my father laying in a pool of blood. His eyes are open with a eerie stare. He's still alive. His life force is still there. I know it will be only a matter of time before he's gone. There's too much blood. I want to run over to him, but I can't move. I'm frozen with such fear I can't even run from this.
Then his wings disappear. My heart stops as I watch my father die in front of me. Scalding tears run down my face. "Daddy," I sob.
My mother is not far away from him. "No" I scream. I don't think anyone even notices my screams. There is so much chaos in the room. So much blood................
She's already gone...........My thoughts are scattered and my heart is going to jump out of my chest. My skin is crawling with fear. My chest is on fire and I find that I can no longer breath.
I watch as it all unfolds in slow motion before my eyes. I'm helpless to help anyone. A blonde woman grabs Chris pulling him to her as she delivers vicious blows to his body. Dimitri has recovered and is now on his feet again. He's able to get a few kicks in with the creepy guy.
Dimitri delivers a few more kicks that finally send the creepy guy backwards. I feel that there might be some hope in surviving this nightmare in one piece.
Chris is once more hit hard knocking the wind out of his body. I wish I could help him but I'm frozen in fear and shock.
Chris is pulled into a choke hold by a stunning, beautiful women who is staring at me. Her gaze is cold as ice and she's holding Chris like it's nothing. Her red eyes give her away. They are red like them.
I pull my eyes away to see that Luke has finished with Chyanne and her body lays lifeless on the floor. She's gone, this is too much. She lays there motionless and pale with blood running down her neck. I gasp, trying desperately to pull some air into my lungs between the sobs.
With speed Luke has got Dimitri in a head lock while the other guy is attacking him. I can see that Luke is cutting off Dimitri's air as he starts to go limp. "Noooooooo," I scream. Dimitri tries to turn his head to look at me, but he can't. His eyes start to roll in the back of his head.
Something catches my eye to the left of the room. When I look up I gasp, "Hanna". No it can't be, she's dead. Looking at her as she comes closer, I see why I felt the way I did. "She is dead!" I gasp. She's a Night Walker! Where has she been this whole time? My heart sinks. I burst into another fit of tears. I can feel my inner strength evaporating. I'm getting light headed and my knees are threatening to give out. I know I can't give into it. Not now.
Dimitri is half unconscious laying on the floor. "Finish him," the blonde calls out. Does she mean Dimitri? Can Hanna do this? She knows how much I love him. Can she wound me any further. She pulls him up by his throat pulling him upright. He's barely hanging on. I have never seen Dimitri this vulnerable. He said they were strong but I never had any idea how strong they were. "Please no, Hanna I love him. Don't do this," I beg.
She looks at me with her cold red eyes. "It's better I do it, he won't suffer. I will be quick." she says with coldness in her menacing voice.
She pays me no mind as I plead once again,"Please no". Before I can take another step, she sinks her teeth into his neck. I can hear her fangs pierce his skin. He let's out a muffled, straggled gasp. He's growing weaker. He's body relaxes as he starts to sink into unconsciousness. I can't watch any more. I sink to the floor giving up.
He's dying in front of me, the love of my life by my own sisters hands. I have lost sight of what is happening around me. Only to be shaken by reality when I hear his body hit the floor.
I crawl over to Dimitri. His eyes are open and he's not breathing. "Please don't die," I whisper as I stroke his cheek. My heart can't take no more.
"I love you, please don't leave me here all alone," I beg him. His eyes are lifeless. He just stares ahead. My fingers trace his lovely lips as his ghostly stare rips at me more.
I'm vaguely aware that someone is pulling on me. I hear Chris's voice but can't make out what he's saying. He's wrapping his arms around me trying to pull me from Dimitri.
"Get up! You have to move," he shouts at me. I can't move, my whole body has shut down, I can no longer think. I'm numb all over.
With blunt force, me and Chris are thrown down to the floor. There is blood everywhere. I close my eyes knowing this is it. I'm going to die. I try to prepare myself for my final moment.
As the room grows louder, I look up to see Sandy and two other guards fighting. This will only mean more lives that will be lost.
They seem to be making progress but I can't watch. It will only be a matter of minutes before they are killed. They are too fast and deadly. We were never a match for them. Just like Dimitri had told me only a few hours before.
Chris pulls me up from the floor. "No, leave me," I scream as more scalding tears run down my face.
Chris doesn't give up, he's dragging me out of the room as I try to run back.
"Emily, he's gone. They are all gone. I can't let you die too. I told your father that I would protect you. "NOW MOVE!" he screams at me again.
As I'm pulled out screaming, I look back in horror at Hanna just staring at me with a cold look. She makes no move to come after us. Like she's wanting us to escape or is it that she will have someone to hunt. How could she do this? With unfounded horror, realization hits me. She was the one who let them in..................................