I walked slowly to Jade, watching her cry. Why was she crying? She didn't like me, she liked Marc. Why would she care? I sat down next to her, and started to pull out the grass. I didn't know what to say. Slowly, she began to wipe her eyes and stopped crying.
It was about ten minutes before any of us spoke.
"I'm really sorry Jake." Jade whispered.. "I was upset. And Marc was there. I didn't know you liked me...."
"Lets just forget it okay. I've been such a jerk to you, it's not your fault you don't feel the same way." I said to her, pulling the grass out in handfuls.
"But I do Jake. I do feel the same way..."
I looked up at her, and she was staring back. Her hair was blowing softly, in the wind. I didn't know what to say.
We both spun round, jumping to our feet. I couldn't see a thing, but I knew Jade would. I looked at her, but I didn't even need to ask.
"It's a Black One. She had just fallen out of Lucinda's window, on the other side of the house." She told me, quickly, walking forwards. I followed her, keeping pace.
"What's she doing now? Has she been sucked into the ground?"
She listened out, concentrating. We had already reached the house, and we began to creep round the sides..
"No, not yet. I can hear her breathing." she breathed.
"Why hasn't she gone already? Wouldn't she have hurt herself falling out of that window?" I asked her. As I looked round, I saw who it was.
"Solon." I whispered.
"Williams not happy." Jade told me. "I think he thinks she has gone though."
I watched as she began to climb the vines on the wall. I couldn't stand there and let her creep up on William and Lucinda, getting them off guard. But she could create unimaginable pain, and I didn't want her to get Jade.
"I'm going to jump out, and fight her." I said to Jade. "Stay here."
"I don't think so." She said back, and she stood out.
"Hey! Solon! The fights down here." She shouted, making her turn around.
"Stupid girl. It's not you I want, It's the red head." Solon screamed, focusing back on climbing up.
I growled, jumping out. I stood by Jade's side as a fierce lion, flexing my claws.
"I don't think you want to do that." I growled angrily.
"Oh look, it's the family pet." She said sarcastically. "What are you going to do down there. You haven't even got the brains to turn into something that could fly up here."
"He doesn't need to, all he needs is a big voice to get the attention of someone you have seriously angered."
She looked at us questioningly, then looked up. William was stood at the window, his eyes flaring.
"I said stay away." He shouted out of his gritted teeth. "I did warn you."
He put his palm out, and lifted her into the air. She flew high into the sky, too far to reach any of us with her eyes, and then he let go. She flew to the ground like a bullet, but before she hit, the ground opened up and swallowed her.
William was breathing heavily, and Jade was shivering. I morphed back into a teen again, and put my jacket around her.
"Thanks, you two." William said, from the window. I nodded, and led Jade inside. She started to talk.
"This place is getting really dangerous. We need to figure a way to stop them-"
I interrupted her, by planting my lips onto hers. Brushing my fingers through her soft hair, I pulled her closer. Her lips fell into rhythm with mine, and then suddenly, she was kissing me back.
I pulled away, breathing heavily.
"Don't jump out on a Black one like that again, on your own. She could have had you in the palm of her hands. Do you realise how dangerous that was? What would I have done if she had started to inflict pain on you? I would have been at her mercy. It's-"
"Jake?" she whispered, giggling gently. I stopped, waiting.
"Kiss me again." she said, and I grinned. She lent towards me, and kissed me.