I see her looking me up and down and that's when I realized I was still in my sports bra and short shorts from 'practice'.

"I can't believe you two! How could you do this to me?" shouted Lissa

"This isn't what it looks like Lissa please just let me explain" I said trying but failing to calm her down.

"Explain what? How you're sleeping with my boyfriend?" she screamed

"Lissa look it's not like that. Rose had a problem and I ran into her and she needed a friend. That's it." Christian tried to explain.

"What kind of problem? Did she run out of guys to mess around with?" she said with venom in her voice.

Oh no she didn't!I thought

"Really Lissa you're my best friend why would I do that to you?"

"You're no best friend of mine I never want to see you again! Just get out of my sight and stay there!"

"Fine if that's the way you want it I'm gone!" I shouted not believing what was going on. I know I probably should've stayed and tried to explain but my pride was getting the best of me. So I just turned and ran away. Behind me I could faintly hear Christian talking to her trying to explain but I just kept running. I ran all the way to my room and grabbed a suitcase and just started piling my things in. After about 5 minutes I heard a knock at my door.

"GO AWAY!" I yelled

"Little dhampir it's me. Let me in."

Ugh Adrian! Don't get me wrong I love Adrian he's one of my best friends I just know that if I let him come in he's going to try and talk me out of it.

"Little dhampir where are you going to go? Where are you going to stay? Your going to need money."

"Fine!" I went over and opened the door.

"I knew that would work….little dhampir what are you doing?"

"I'm leaving I'm not needed here anymore"

"I need you."

"No you don't Adrian. You have Lissa and everyone else and you'll still be able to contact me. I just need to get out of here. There's no point in staying."

"Fine. But at least let me help you. Do you still have the card I gave you?"

"Yes but..."

"No buts," he said cutting me off. "Your going to need money. How do you expect to get any where? Where do you expect to stay with no money?"

"Fine but I'm just going to use it for a little while until I get a job and can pay for myself."

"That's all I'm asking for Little Dhampir"



"Thanks" I said while giving him a hug. "Your all I have left"

"No problem. You'll always have me little dhampir"

With that I turned around and finished packing. When I was all done Adrian and I walked down towards the front gate. We stopped to say our final goodbyes.

"For what it's worth Rose he was stupid for leaving you"

"Thanks Adrian, for everything. Despite everything I will miss you."

"I'll miss you too Little Dhampir. I'll see you in your dreams tonight."

"K. but do me a favor, take care of Lissa she'll regret this later but it's still for the best. Just watch out for her and don't let her go too crazy." And I meant it I could already start to feel guilt through the bond but it didn't matter even if it had never happened I would still be leaving, I needed to do it for myself.

"No problem Little Dhampir I'll be seeing you."

"Bye Adrian" I said as I gave him one last hug. I turned away and walked out of the gats and started down the street heading towards the nearest town, ready to start my new life.

(Sorry yall but I'm skipping the story ahead to 4 years later, that whole last part and chapter 1 was rose thinking about that day)

"Rose…..Rose are you ok?" said Joseph

"Yea sorry just spaced out for a minute, I just got a phone call from Adrian and he informed me that everybody from my past is coming to the bar tonight"

"When you say everybody does that include…..?"

"Yep" I said popping the p, "Lissa, Christian, Eddie, Mia, Adrian, Aria, Tasha and him."

"Oh I see. Are you going to be ok?"

"I think so. I need to face them sometime."

"Come here." He said as he gave me a hug. Joseph and I have been friends for almost 4 years. He is three years older than me, not that he knew that at first. He was the bartender in a karaoke bar in Austin, Texas. I had decided to stay there partly because I figured no one would look for me there, and partly because of some other reason I couldn't quite explain. I walked in looking for a job and told him I was 21. He took me in and taught me how to bartend, I've been there ever since. About a year and a half of working there a man who at first glance looked exactly like himwalked in duster and all. Needless to say Joseph found me 30 minutes later in the supply closet crying my eyes out. That night I told him everything, we've been best friends ever since. He's kind of like my big brother. We tried the whole relationship thing but agreed we were better as best friends.

"Thanks teddy bear" I said with a smile pulling away

"No problem posie" he said back with a grin

It was our thing now. I told him he looked like a giant teddy bear, which he does. He stands about 6' 2" has short dark brown hair and is very muscular. He's the kind of guy that looks like he could squash you without blinking but really wouldn't hurt a fly unless given a good reason.

"just ignore them posie, today's your birthday and your going to celebrate and be happy"

"k I'll try"

"no you are. Now go get ready we need to get going."

"fine." I said running up the stairs to go get ready.