Zyla’s cries tore me away from the nightmare I was having. I’d dreamt about my mother’s murder all over again.
I hadn’t had a nightmare in a while.
The front door slammed open and light shone through my door from the living room.
“I gave birth! It’s a boy and once again, Sariel, this is all your fault. He’s a fri**ing vampire too.” Miriam announced, waking everyone up. It was three in the morning.
(I did not make the baby a vampire on purpose, really!)
“UGH, stop it with the babies!” Mincia yelled from her room who’d been protesting about lack of sleep ever since Zyla was born.
“Its name is Eliott.” Miriam continued, still holding the baby away from her like it was contagious. Zyla giggled.
He finally listened! I’d called him, expecting to get his answering machine yet again, but this time he’d answered. I’d pleaded for him to listen to what I had to say. It took him a few moments, but he finally accepted.
Now here he was in front of me.
I hadn’t realized how much I’d missed him. That sweet apple smell, or the odd curve of his hair. I missed his gentle blue eyes and his timid smile.
Now all I saw were eyes that weren’t sure of their decision to come.
“Please Rex, you have to understand, I have no idea how it happened!” I pleaded. Rex frowned in slight confusion. I was thankful he was ready to listen.
“I went to the bar and I slept with a vampire. But I’m sure I never drank a thing! And somehow I ended up sleeping with him, but I only remember pieces! If I was in my right state of mind I would’ve never done that! I don’t know how it happened. Rex please believe me!” I continued, trying to ignore the sadness I would feel if he didn’t.
Several emotions passed through Rex’s face after that, too many for me to read.
He stepped forwards and kissed my forehead.
“It’s ok.” He whispered concealing his anger against the vampire.
I leaned into his touch, sighing in relief.
He backed up and took my hands in his.
“Now I hope you can forgive me.” He said.
I couldn’t imagine anything Rex could have done that I couldn’t forgive.
“I’m a witch.” He said. Just before I could laugh and say ‘that was it?’ he kept talking. “I don’t usually use my powers, because I’m not too fond of them, but when I saw you here I wanted to get closer to you. So I used my powers to summon Rosa here. I used my powers more than once to try and make your life better. And then you told me about your ex, Charles, about how he’d called you and what he’d said. I only wanted you to be happy, so I found him and cast an amnesia spell on him. It’s complicated and hard to reverse…and most of the victims don’t survive, but I just wanted you to be happy.”
I was shocked into silence. I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know how to respond.
A multitude of possible reactions passed through my mind. I could’ve been mad, disgusted, scared, horrified, but the emotion that came out was happiness. He loved me that much.
“And Charles is…”
“I don’t know.” He replied. I’d gotten over Charles, and I didn’t know if he deserved what Rex had done to him, but it didn’t change the fact that it had avoided us a lot of trouble.
I didn’t want to think about Charles right now. Rex could be mine again.
I placed a quick peck on his mouth.
“It’s nothing you need to be forgiven for.”
I said a few final good byes and promised to come back soon, before exiting my daughter’s house. I was worried about what I was hearing about this town. Soon I’ll be putting some pressure on Sariel to move. This town wasn’t ideal to raise two supernatural children.
No sooner had I closed the door behind me that I heard a rustle in the huge overgrown grass. I couldn’t sense anyone there, but I caught a glimpse of green hair. No doubt, it was Charles’ new friend!
I had my doubts, but now that I find this person hanging around my daughter’s house, I can confirm this person is a shady character.
“Who are you?” I asked roughly. The grass flowed with the wind, giving no response. I dived into it searching for this green-haired person. “What are you doing here? Where are you?” I asked, frustrated by my lack of sense. I’d gotten too used to it.
The grass moved and I felt a cold chill down my back.
“This isn’t any of your business, Cain Whitelight.” A cold voice whispered in my neck.
I snapped around, but I was alone. The chill was gone and only the dogs remained. None of my business…I scoffed.
Green-haired and now I know she’s a female.
A short chapter, but it has all it needs.
I really didn’t expect Miriam’s baby to not only be a boy, but a vampire!
And I tried, but I really can’t keep these two apart. They have this weird bond…
And boy do I love tall grass. 😀