THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES AND THE CHARACTER BELONG TO RICHELLE MEAD. I OWN NOTHING…..

THIS CHAPTER IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE SLOW GOING…..I HATE TO SAY THAT I NEED TO GET THE SITUATION WITH DIMITRI OUT OF THE WAY. I LOVE DIMITRI, BUT I JUST WANT TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. DIMITRI LOVERS DON'T HATE ME.

HE IS STILL MY FAVORITE. IF YOU LIKE THE STORY…PLEASE REVIEW AND LET ME KNOW IF I SHOULD CONTINUE. XOXO TERRI


CHAPTER 3

ROSE'S POV

Adrian and I walked in silence as we made our way over to the cafeteria to meet Lissa, Christian, and Eddie. It felt so good to be back from Russia, back to my normal life. I've been trying very hard to not think about the events that happened there. But

it definitely was not the time to let my mind wander there today. I have to get on with my life. My new motto is going to be, " MOVE ON AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST." With a sideward glance at Adrian, I got a flutter in my chest. I thought maybe I could do it,

give him a chance. However, now was not the time to be thinking that either. My mind is going to be a think- free zone today.

Adrian looked at me before we reached the table. " I am heading over to the feeders, I 'll see you soon little dhampir." I nodded and gave him a quick smile. He walked away with his hands shoved in his pockets and head drawn. I must not have responded to

the proposal the way he wanted me too. Nope, not going there today….think-free zone. I chuckled to myself.

"Hey Everyone, What's going on?" I asked as I stood before the cafeteria table.

They all muttered "Hellos". Man, What a grouchy bunch this morning. Lissa was the only one to look up at me and give me a smile. I shrugged and made my way over to the food line. I came back to the table with my tray consisting of two glazed donuts and

hot chocolate. I glanced over at Lissa when I felt the happiness radiating from her through the bond. I really hope she and Christian can work out their differences. God, that boy can be such a sensitive royal pain in the ass sometimes.

Christian looked at me and noticed I was glaring at him. "What?" He retorted.

"Nothing, Except that you just act like a such a girl sometimes." I complained.

"Who the hell pissed in your cheerios Hathaway? I didn't do shit to you." He whined.

"Oh, You know I love you, you scorching stud." I stuck my tongue out at him.

Everyone at the table burst out laughing, except Christian of course.

Adrian finally made his way back to the table. " What did I miss?" he asked.

"Not much, Christian is just being a whiny puss boy." I giggled.

"I am going to the feeders and when I'll meet up with you guys later. Hopefully Rose will have moved on from her bitchy mood by then." Christian said as he stormed off.

Lissa looked up at me and through the bond she ask, "Why do you have to act like that with him?"

I shot her a hard look and said, " Lissa I was mostly joking with him. I just think its time to forgive you for the little slip up with Aaron. You and Fireball need to get back together. The moping act is really bringing me down."

Adrian was smiling and shaking his head.

"What?" I demanded.

"Nothing really, I just like observing your auras when you guys do your thing, you know that." He said chuckling softly.

We were both trying to act as normal as possible. Although you can feel the awkwardness between Adrian and myself, mostly because I didn't know how to act around him anymore. I now know without a doubt how he feels about me. If I was honest

with myself I would admit I like him too.

It was time to leave So, Lissa and I told the guys good bye and headed off to our afternoon classes. The day just seemed to drag on forever. I just couldn't wait to get back to my room and chill out. Maybe Lissa and I could make a night of it and watch a movie

or something. We really needed some time for just the two us to relax and talk. We made it to my room and Lissa plopped on my unmade bed eyeing my weak movie collection. I walked to my mini frig to get us a coke when there was a knock at my door. I

looked at Lissa.

"Are you expecting someone?" Lissa asked.

I shook my head and walked over to answer the door. A girl was standing at the door with a package addressed to me. I took the package and shut the door, that was when I saw the return address…..Baia. My hands started violently shaking, the box fell out of my

my hands and onto the floor.

"Rose?" Lissa said nervously.

"It can't be, NO..NO…NO….I staked him… OH GOD I KILLED HIM." I sobbed.

Lissa picked up the package and slowly opened it. Enclosed was a book, a stake, small velvet box, and Dimitri's duster. The air in the room immediately filled with his scent. My throat was making an odd choking sound. I could no longer catch my breath…

Everything went black.

I fluttered my eyes open to see Lissa hovering wide eyed above me.

"Oh, Thank god Rose. You really gave me a scare." She cried.

I was hoping the package was just a dream, but the smell of his cologne permeated my nose. No, no dream it was real. I managed to sit up and Lissa lifted the box onto my lap. I took a deep breath and started to remove the items from the package. I pulled out

his duster and wrapped it around my shoulders. I gently removed the rest of the contents and at the bottom of the box I spotted two envelopes. I immediately recognized the handwriting on the first envelope. It was simply addressed to "MY ROZA". The second envelope

was addressed to open first. So, I opened the first letter.

Dear Rose,

Dimitri had spoken to me a couple months back and had instructed me that if anything should happen to him, I was to mail you some of his personal belongings. It was a

if he had a premonition of something to come. He never really explained the details to me. I just wanted to fulfill my brothers last wishes. I am sure his letter will explain it better than

I can. Please keep in touch. Rose, you will forever be a part of our family.

With Love,

Viktoria

I could sense Lissa's feelings of sadness and apprehension for me. I just shook my head and handed her the note. I took a deep breath and opened the second envelope. I pray I have the strength to read it. I have never been more scared in my life to do something

like I am now.

My Dearest Roza,

You probably think it strange to receive a letter like this from me. Let me explain. If you remember when we were at court and Rhonda spoke to me about losing what I value most . And the two things I valued most in life was YOU and

my life. My life because as long as I was living, we would be together and you, well that explains itself. You were/are everything to me. You are the only women I've ever loved and you made my life complete. For the first time in my life

I was completely happy and I owe that all to you. Well, since you are reading this letter I am no longer in this world with you. Either I was killed or turned Strigoi and you fulfilled your promise to me. If the latter is the case, I want to

thank you. You have freed my soul from a life of HELL. I am sure it wasn't easy for you and I am certain you are blaming yourself…DONT…..You did what I ask and it only proves how much you loved me. Enclosed in the package you

will find a few items I wanted you to have. But, if you open the small velvet box you will find that I had every intention of spending my life with you. My graduation gift to you was to be a proposal of marriage. Since I am no longer on this

earth and can't fulfill this wish I want you to fulfill a different wish for me. I want you to go on, find love, get married, have children, and be happy. You are stubborn and I am quite sure you're shaking your head right now, but Roza you

deserve to be happy. I will never be completely gone. I will always be in your heart and forever watching over you until we meet again.

All My Love Forever And A Day,

Dimitri

I bowed my head and began to cry.