I opened my door and walked in. And the first thing I saw was a bouquet of red beautiful roses.
"Alec," I said and sneered.
I walked to the roses and took them. I searched for a card.
"Here it is," I mumbled.
Your beautiful eyes shine brighter than the stars on the sky
What? This is not from Alec. The hand writing isn't his. I know it! I practised his hand writing so that I could steal money from him! But then Aro found out about my plans and I didn't get any richer! I used time to get the hand writing perfect and I never had the time to try it!
"Heeeeey ya AJ! What's up?" Jane exclaimed as she bounced in.
"Have you seen anyone in my room?" I asked.
"No. Why do you have roses in your hands?"
"Because these were on my bed. There's a card, but no name. Nothing. Only this hand writing and it's not any of the Volturi's or Damien's. So, whose hand writing this is?"
"Ooooohh... you've got an secret admirer," Jane said and grinned.
"Looks like it," I admitted.
"What did the card say? It had to say something?"
"It said that my eyes shine brighter than the stars on the sky," I said, and if I could still blush, I would be redder than Jane's sweater.
"Oh! That's so cute! And based on the hand writing, the guy is cute too!"
"Probably. But I keep having this strange feeling that I have seen this hand writing before."
"Hmmm... interesting..." Jane said slowly.
"You really couldn't care less couldn't you?"
"Nope!" Jane said and laughed.
"Come on Jane! This is serious! You are my best friend! You gotta help me!"
"I am trying! It's just that it's hard to try and recognize a hand writing that I have never seen in my life!"
"Oh I know." I groaned. "Just that, I don't wanna anymore mysteries in my life! It's annoying, and I don't like annoying! I don't do annoying!" I exclaimed and threw my hands in the air.
"It will come out eventually. Maybe he wants to tell who he is, after awhile," Jane said.
"Maybe. But now, I can't think about anything else! Only who is the sender of these beautiful roses."
"Well, it could be anyone. I mean, you know that you are beautiful, right?"
"Yeah. I know."
"Don't think about it and it'll all be okay. Okay?"
"Okay. Thanks Jane. You're the best," I said and hugged my best friend.
"You're welcome. Now, what is it between you and Alec?"
"Nothing. I just found out he's actually a really good guy."
"I have seen how he looks at you. AJ, he's really, really badly in love with you. Give him a chance."
"I might. I just don't think I can trust men after all that's happened."
"Well, what has happened? With you and men before?"
"I had this boyfriend whom I loved."
"What was his name?"
"Oh. Was he really a king?"
"Ironically, yes. We were in love."
"And?" Jane rushed.
I sighed. "Chase was my boyfriend, and I loved him more than anything else in the world. We were planning to get married."
"So, what happened?"
"I'm so sorry AJ."
"I know Jane. I know."
I hugged Jane. She was humming Crush by David Archuleta. One of her favorite songs.
"Do you ever think, when you're all alone, all that we could be, where this thing could go? Am I crazy or falling in love or is it just another crush? Do you catch your breath, when I look at you? Are you holding back, like the way I do? 'Cause I'm tryin' tryin' tryin' to walk away but I know this crush ain't goin' away. Goin' away..." I mumbled the lyrics.
"Good girl," Jane said and laughed once.
We both burst out laughing. We sat on my bed and talked about the ball. But neither one of us, said nothing about Damien.
..Few Weeks Later..
The strange bouquets have been arriving for 4 weeks now. Every day comes one. The roses are always burgundy red, my favorite color. And every time the card says something nice. I have asked from everyone in the guard, did they recognize the hand writing. But everyone said no. Well, I asked everyone except Alec, because he would freak out. His feelings haven't changed a bit. And I am happy. He is trying to make me feel better. He's so sweet.
"Hey AJ. 'Sup?" Jane exclaimed as she bounced in to my room.
"I'm doing great, actually," I answered.
"This is for you. Another bouquet," Jane said and gave me another bouquet of roses. Burgundy red again.
"Thanks for bringing these. I kinda wondered when the bouquet would show up," I said as I took the roses.
"What does the card say?"
I still remember your beautiful blue deep eyes. Deep as ocean.
"Wow. That's romantic. No name?"
"No name," I mumbled.
"This is soooo stupid! Why can't the sender just tell who he is, so that I wouldn't be so freaking stressed?"
"What sender?" Alec asked.
"Yeah. What sender?" I repeated and hid the bouquet of roses behind my back.
"I don't know. Did I say sender? I meant... bender," Jane said and rose her shoulders.
"What's that behind your back?" Alec asked.
"What back?" I asked and stood up.
"You mean, my back?" I asked and backed towards the open window.
"Yeah. Your back."
"Nothing! See!" I exclaimed and tried to threw the roses from the window, but Alec was fast and caught them.
"A bouquet of roses," Alec said, examining the roses.
"They are... Jane's. She has a secret admirer," I said rapidly.
"I still remember your beautiful blue eyes. Deep as ocean," Alec read. I saw how pain shot in his eyes. I inhaled.
"Jane and I had brown eyes, when we were human. So these has to be yours," Alec said, and turned to look at me.
"I'll just leave you two alone," Jane said, and backed away from the room.
There was an awkward silence between Alec and I. He was holding the roses, painful look in his eyes. I couldn't take it. I walked to him, and wrapped my arms around him.
"You mind explaining me this?" Alec said, muttering.
"I have been receiving these rose bouquets, but there doesn't read the senders name. There is only a card that says something nice about me," I told, mumbling.
"You have an admirer then. Great," Alec said. I heard that he really didn't mean it. He didn't think that it was great. He thought that it was awful.
"Alec, I... Is everything alright?"
"Yeah. Why wouldn't it be?"
"You're not okay. God. Talk to me."
"I am fine," Alec said.
"No. No, you're not. You are just pretending."
Alec was quiet awhile. He looked down and sat down on my bed. I sat on the floor, legs crossed, looking at him.
"Why didn't you tell me about the roses?" he asked.
"Because I knew that you would react this way. I didn't tell you because I wanted to protect you."
"How many knew?"
Alec gritted and jumped up. He walked to the door and was about to leave, when I grabbed his sleeve.
"Alec. Let me explain," I said, well, begged.
Alec gritted and looked at me. I made my best puppy dog eyes. Alec sighed and sat down again.
"I wanted to know who the sender was. I asked everyone else, but not you, because I knew that you would react this way and, Alec, please, believe me. I didn't do this to hurt you. I couldn't do that. Not after you helped me," I explained and took Alec's hand. I sat down next to him and leant my head against his shoulder. He was so tense.
He gritted and kissed me. I ran my hand through his hair. He put his hand behind my neck. I inhaled and responded to the kiss. Alec and I weren't together. We just happen to kiss sometimes. Usually when Alec is frustrated, and when I am emotional. Besides that, we have these stupid fights. For example, which one has darker cloak. And that fight was never solved, because Jane tortured us both.
"AJ, if something like this happens, I want to know, okay?" Alec said, as he pulled away.
I leant my forehead against his. "Okay."
Alec kissed my lower lip gently and tucked my stress behind my ear. I smiled and bit my lip.
"So, have you seen this hand writing anywhere?" I asked.
"No. Never in my life," Alec said and shook his head.
"Okay. I guess I have to get irritated by not knowing who is sending me these roses." I groaned.
Alec grinned and traced my face with his fingertips.
"You are beautiful, did you know that?" he said, his eyes measuring me.
"Yeah. Everyone kinda tells me that," I said and inhaled.
"They have a good reason."
"You're welcome," Alec said and kissed me.
I am so, so terribly sorry that I haven't been updating lately! I really am! I've had school and because I live with my dad (who thinks sleeping to 3 pm is a crime), I have to do all the work around the house, 'cause, he's not around that much. Yeah, he sometimes cleans his room, but mostly I do the cleaning, and he's making the money. That's just the natural order of things. And now I'm rambling, SO, sorry again for not updating and I hope you can forgive me (Please, please, please!)
Anyways, hope you enjoyed the chapter, and remember to review! Or I'll have Aro knock on your door and threaten with his "über amazing hair curler".