Please forgive me for not updating. I beg of you. I have valid reasons. The college life has proven to be very difficult the past few months. But I was reading something earlier tonight, and I knew that I needed to finish this story. I have to finish what I start. Thank you for sticking with this long. This story is one of my first and definably the longest story I have ever written. :)
There will be one more chapter that I will post as soon as possible for this story.
Thank you again to everyone who has ever decided to give this story a chance. You guys are the reason I write. :)
For two weeks, I had to babysit Sam. His whininess wouldn't shut up. Every time I thought of anything new, he freaked out. So, try explaining vampires to him. Yeah… I didn't even know these stupid legends he mentioned.
Although, I will admit that I wasn't the best at calming him down. I may or may not have provoked him.
The day he was able to shift back into a human was one that meant celebrating for me. All I wanted to do was go home and enjoy the remaining nine weeks of my vacation.
"What are you going to do?" Sam asked me the day he turned back.
"I'm going home," I said. "I've had enough of you."
Sam nodded slowly. "Are you sure you don't want to stay? I don't remember everything about the legends, but apparently their true. The tribe has a few books about the tribe."
I scoffed. "I don't want to read old stories. I want to go home. I already stayed here until you shifted back. Now… I go home."
He sighed. Ah jeez. Now what?
"So, what am I supposed to do now?"
Yeesh! I wasn't his mom! Why was he acting like I had all the answers? All I knew is that I could shift into a giant wolf and that vampires were in the world.
"Live? I don't know. Figure it out as you go. Isn't there someone who said learning on the job is the way to go or something like that?"
Sam gave me a weird look.
"Why do you keep looking at me like that? I'm not an all knowing creature, Sam."
"How am I supposed to live like this? I've got a girlfriend. A life. How am I supposed to keep this from them? I don't know what to do! I don't want this."
"Suck it up, buttercup. That's what everyone thinks when things don't go as expected. Look, I'm not a leader. I don't have the answers for you."
"So, you're just going to leave?" His eyes were frantic.
"Yeah. We'll still have the mind thing, or whatever it's called, but I have to go home."
I left La Push that day and began my run home. Sam would be fine.
At home, I sniffed the air. The house had been empty for a few days. Last time I talked to Elijah, he had said something about a hunting trip. Christi needed blood nearly every day being a fresh vamp and all. How long would a hunting trip last? Before when Christi was human, Elijah only left every other week go hunting. I sighed dramatically.
You know what sounded real good right now? A shower. Yup. I needed to be clean after spending two weeks in the woods.
After the bathroom was full of steam and my hair was damp, I sighed in relief. "Much better."
"What's that smell?" A familiar voice said outside. It sounded disgusted.
I heard a deep chuckle right outside the door. Grinning ear to ear, I leapt up and ran to the door before anyone else could open it.
I threw the door open and leaned against the door way. "Welcome home."
I spoke then I took in my best friend's appearance. Christi always had a hard time tanning, but dang! She was pale! Her eyes were creepy too.
"You stink," she said simply.
When I took a breath in, my nose scrunched up.
I raised an eyebrow. "You're one talk, though the smell isn't as bad as Elijah."
Elijah snorted. "Oh please."
The vampires walked in. Christi closed her freaky eyes and sighed.
"Do you like it?" I asked. "Being a vampire now?"
"Well, I'm not a misfit anymore." She laughed.
"Yeah right. You'll always be a misfit." I joked. She gave me a look. Why was I getting so many of those?
"Being a vampire… it's interesting. I never realized how amazing it was to have supernatural powers," She mused.
Her face suddenly became thoughtful. "Melissa, why did you leave?"
I rolled my eyes. "There was another werewolf that phased and I had to go and prove to him that he wasn't insane. Took him two weeks to finally phase back."
Christi scrunched her eyebrows together. "And that doesn't worry you at all? I mean another werewolf? Where was he anyway?"
"A place called La Push. I think that's where my dad grew up. But I'm not worried at all. The guy was too freaked to think about doing anything malicious."
Later, all three of us were sitting on the couch watching Jurassic Park. You would think that we were watching a romance by the way Christi was sitting in Elijah's lap. They whispered lovey-dovey things in each other's ears.
"Guys," I rolled my eyes. "Watch the movie."
They laughed. Oi. Romance was over rated.
"You know," I said thoughtfully. "I may not remember this other life Elijah says we had, I'm not so sure if really happened or if he's using it as an excuse for stalking you, Christi. But we have lived some crazy lives."
Christi smiled. "Crazy? Definitely. But I think it has been worth it for life to get a little too crazy."
"The crazy life I live." I stopped. "We should write a story about us."
We laughed. Christi slid out of Elijah's lap and slung an arm around me. "You are my best friend. Life wouldn't have been the same without you."
And we lived our crazy life.