Chapter 7

***Arabella's Pov.***

"Hey guys." a waitress with shoulder length blonde hair wearing a uniform, "My names Tina and I'm gonna be your server."

I smiled. Jack nodded while the twins stared at her not knowing what to say or do.

"Wow. Look at you kids." Tina said while looking at the twins and I.

"Uh, what do you mean look at them? They look like two ordinary, innocent, all American kids." Jack stuttered motioning at the twins.

"Good job keeping it cool Jack." I thought.

"You guys look like you rolled around in a pig pen before dinner." Tina said her southern accent slipping off every word.

I snorted a little. "We do look it, do we?"

She giggled along with the twins while Jack just attempted to.

An officer came up behind her. "Evening Tina."

Tina turned to him. "Sheriff Anthony. Your table is waiting for you. I'll send you a few little pies, huh?"

He nodded. "Sounds good." Sheriff Anthony replied.

After he and the officers walked off, Tina turned back to us. "Now, why don't you three come back with me and we'll get you three cleaned up, huh?"

We nodded. We stood from the table and followed her.

"The Women's is just right down to your left and the Men's is down to your right." Tina directed us.

We thanked her. Sara went ahead inside, I was about to follow when I saw Seth about to enter the Employee's break room.

"Um, Seth?" I called out.

He turned to me with full attention. "Yes Ella?"

"You might want to read the sign on the door before entering." I pointed out.

He turned back and read the sign before flushing a pink color.

I couldn't help but snicker.


We made it back to the table and I noticed Jack placing his phone away.

"You know, I think it would be-" Jack started but Sara beat him to it.

"Best for everyone if Seth, Ella and I took another ride?"

I heard Seth growl while Jack ignored him.

"Seriously, you need to stop doing that." Jack annoyingly said.

"Jack Bruno, it is understandable that are scared and confused considering all that has occurred to you." Sara said.

Jack denied. "I'm not scared." he lied even though his expression is showing it, "I'm just a little confused..but the bottom line is, you guys need someone from NASA or the air force. Not me." Jack said.

Sara shook her head. "If you abandon us now, our mission will be in serious jeopardy."

"I'm the wrong guy." Jack said while looking at Seth.

"A wise human once said, 'you are what you think you are'." Sara said.

"Yeah, well why don't you find that guy and ask him!" Jack suggested.

"It was the Buddha." Seth replied, "He was unavailable."

I snorted again.

Jack sigh.

"How is that beings on your planet can be so large in form, yet feel so small inside." Sara said. She placed her hand on top of his. "Maybe you need help to Jack Bruno."

Suddenly his phone rang, he slipped his hand into his pocket took out his phone and answered it. "Dominick I told you that-" his expression changed to fear.

We watched as he slowly stood from the table, held a finger up to us before walking away.

Tina came over with four plates of hamburgers and onion rings.

"Here you go." Tina said setting the plates down before walking away.

I started eating while the twins just stared at there food.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"Ella what's this?" Sara pointed to the juicy burger.

"It's called a hamburger." I said, "Try it. It's real good. There's cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, mayo and lastly the meaty patty."

They were hesitant before they started picking up silverwares.

I stopped them. "You don't use the siverwares, you use your hands."

They were puzzled. I showed them by picking up mine and taking a bite.

They did as I showed them and took a bite of there's. There's eyes lit up like a little kid on Christmas morning.

"So Ella how old are you?" Seth asked.

"I'm seventeen." I replied.

"So are we." Sara said, "Where you from?"

"Before I came to Vegas, I lived in Mystic Falls Virginia before uh-uh-" I couldn't finish. It hurts. I looked over at Sara and showed her all of my memories.

A sad expression showed on her face. Seth was confused on what's going on. I decided to tell.

Taking a deep breath. "Two hundred years ago, I was found alone in the woods as a baby, my adoptive Mother could never find out who left me there. When years passed, I found out I was not aging..not a single bit. The town was starting to get suspicious. So I ran away and here I am." I finished.

"I'm sorry you had to go through that." Seth sadly apologized taking my hand in his and caressed my knuckles.

I squeezed his hand. "Its ok, it was a long time ago."

Deciding to lift up the mood, I stood from the table and faced them. "Do you guys want to go on the dance floor?"

Sara shook her head 'no'. "I'll just stay here and continue eating. Thanks though."

I nodded before looking at Seth. "How about you Seth?"

"I-m not a really good dancer." Seth admitted.

"C'mon pretty please?" I begged, "You can't be that bad."

Seth thought for a minute before giving in. He stood up and we found ourselves walking to the dance floor.

I placed my hand onto his shoulder, he placed his left hand onto my waist sending tingling sensation flying while we interlaced our fingers. We slowly started to dance to the beat of the music.

Oh, love, let me see inside your heart

All the cracks and broken parts

The shadows in the light

There's no need to hide

'Cause I'm on fire like a thousand suns

I couldn't put it out even if I wanted to

These flames tonight

Look into my eyes and say you want me, too

Like I want you

Seth spun me around once before pulling me back to him as our dance turned into a waltz. Then he spun me around three times before dipping me.

It's like a hunger in me

Yeah, it's never ending

Yeah, I'll burn for you (I'll burn for you)

It's like a hunger in me

Yeah, it's never ending

Yeah, I'll burn for you (I'll burn for you)

I'm on fire like a thousand suns

I couldn't put it out even if I wanted to

These flames tonight

Look into my eyes and say you want me, too

Like I want you

I got a hunger in me

I got a hunger in me

The world seemed to disappear as our eyes locked. Seth brought his hand up and caressed my cheek before gently grasped my chin.

"Your eyes are like moons with stars." Seth said.

A small formed on my lips as I looked down feeling my face heat up. No one has ever told me that before. Ever!

I felt him lift my head back to his gaze. Our eyes locking once again. He slowly started to lean in, I followed suite.

Our lips were only inches apart...