Warning : Pg-13 due to Gore (also possibly violence and language)
HOW? How the hell did things get this bad?
Wasn’t everything going well? For the last few months everything was okay! Alec and Nix were okay. They were fine.
And now, in a matter of a few days, they’ve both switched statuses to not fine. Starting with Nix.
Why is it that I keep stumbling on bleeding bodies? The first time was unnecessary, and this one wasn’t anymore welcome. I don’t think I’ll ever understand why she did what she did. I know she’s going through heartbreak, but that’s not a reason to attempt a suicide at a stranger’s house while a party is going on! What the hell was she thinking?
Well it doesn’t matter anymore. She’s at the hospital now and the moment she gets better mom is bringing her home and fixing her.
Of course, that was obviously not enough; let’s add in something stupid Alec did. Just a few days later, I find out my brother is getting arrested by the police at that very second.
I ran out to see if what that kid had said was true, only to realize it was. Seeing me, my brother had turned around and given me a reassuring smile, but it didn’t reassure me at all.
It didn’t matter that he was trying to keep his normal composure; my brother was still standing beside a police car, blood coloring his shirt and his face, his fist trembling slightly and his eyes looking sad and ashamed. He was far from okay.
He’s being charged for attempted murder on some poor girl who got half sucked dry. Mom and dad are doing their best to try and find a way to prevent him from being sent to jail, but the fact that he’s a vampire is a huge con.
My sister is in the hospital, my brother in jail, there’s no way this could get worse.
The door to the chill-out place opened.
Jamie came in and sat beside me, looking like she wanted to cry.
Without a word she set her head onto my shoulder and closed her eyes. “Just for a few seconds.” She muttered.
I let her be. She’ll tell me what’s going on when she’s ready.
After a few seconds she finally spoke up.
“I’m pregnant.” She whispered, but I heard it loud and clear. She continued on as if she hadn’t felt me tense at the news. “But I’m getting an abortion.”
At that I couldn’t sit still any longer, I jumped to my feet ready to tell Jamie what I thought of this idea she came up with on her own. But I couldn’t seem to find what to say and my hands refused to move to make words.
Jamie took in a deep shaky breath to steady herself and I realized she wasn’t done talking. “I’m not sure it’s yours.”
Anger was starting to boil inside me and I made the boy who’d been trying to leave to avoid watching our confrontation, join the conversation.
“Who?” He asked sharply as I glared at Jamie.
Her lower lip trembled before she muttered the name. “Joshua.”
Joshua? Joshua!? Why-what-?!
Jamie completely lost her composure and stood up reaching out to touch me. “James, I-”
I backed away from her reach.
“When?” The boy snapped.
Jamie looked at the boy in temporary confusion. “During…During the party.”
“James I’m sorry, it didn’t mean anything and we were all-”
I wanted to hit something, I wanted to burst out in anger!
“Shut up!” The boy yelled at Jamie and she cringed from his shout.
“Stop talking, just walk away!” The boy yelled in my place.
“I told you! Doesn’t that count for something?” She yelled back. But I didn’t want to hear anything she had to say. I turned my back on her.
“I told you to leave me the f*ck alone.” The boy finished coldly.
With a muttered fine Jamie turned around and headed for the door.
I hadn’t noticed that it had already opened until I turned around and saw Joshua standing protectively in front of Jamie.
“Man you’re over-reacting! Be nicer to Ja-”
I don’t want to hear another freaking word.
My fist collides with my best friends face with a loud crunch and my knuckles threaten to start hurting.
But, god damn it, I don’t care. I don’t freaking care right now.
Lance: I have an update, as promised. I can’t stay long though, are you ready?
I rubbed my sore knuckles as I waited for my brother’s response.
Lance: We captured the weapon. Just yesterday! There are some weird things, like the fact that the vampire Kevil wasn’t anywhere near…we just found her hiding behind a bench in the park. We have her in custody right now, but we can’t seem to get any info out of her. I think I could maybe convince my boss to let you see her.
Lance: Yes, really. It’s going to take some convincing, but I might manage it if I promise him you’ll be useful. As in: control her to make her reveal what she knows. Are you up for that?
I replied without hesitation. Having the opportunity to talk to the center of it all…I couldn’t pass that up.
Lance: Fantastic. I’ll get to convincing my boss. Until then, don’t plan anything for right after you graduate okay?
James: No problem.
I let out a small sigh as I saw a book with a note on the inside carefully set on my bed.
After beating the cr*p out of Joshua (who could’ve easily kicked my ass if he wanted to), a teacher came in to stop me and I nearly got suspended for my actions. The school staff was on edge because of Alec, they didn’t want anymore vampiric troubles.
Dad managed to convince the principal to give me another chance, just to make sure I graduated since there were only two weeks left of school.
I’ve been carefully avoiding Joshua and Jamie since then, and believe me they’ve tried to approach me more than once.
I picked the book up, and read the note.
You probably don’t care right now, but I did what you asked. It took me a while, but I tracked down the person you wanted with this book.
Please talk to us again!
At the bottom there was an address. Damn it Jamie…
Okay, enough acting like a child, it’s time I actually faced my friends. And if things still turn out bad, I graduate soon, I don’t need to see them ever again.
I knocked on Jamie’s door, surprised to have it swing wide open, with the full intention of actually talking this out. To figure something out, to see if there was some way I could maybe forgive my friends. It was a party, people were drunk, you always see stuff like that in the movies. There has to be a good reason. It’s Joshua and Jamie afterall.
I choked on the sight in front of me.
Oh god…no please no…not Jamie! Why? Why!?
But even as I felt the vomit climb up my throat I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
I was unable to look at the way her stomach had been ripped open, white ribs showing amidst the pool of dark red, nor at the crooked way her body was spread on the bed.
There was only one thing I could look at as her blood dripped onto the floor.
I could only stare at her wide open eyes, almost as if she was staring right at me, asking for help and blaming me for her situation at the same time.
She’s blaming me. Is this my fault?
Yes…yes it is. There’s only one reason someone would want to kill her. I gripped the book in my hands tightly. She must’ve somehow sensed Jamie was tracking her down. I didn’t know the witch would do this! If I had I wouldn’t have asked her to…But I did, and now Jamie is dead.
The disgust I was feeling got replaced by a calm and cold anger.
On that day, I swore I would hunt that witch down and kill her.
I will be her Executioner.
End of Arc 4