Wow. Alex actually said sorry? That's a surprise.
I coughed uncomfortably.
"What?" He asked, seeming apprehensive.
Looking up at him, I saw his blue eyes, with just the tiniest hint of red around the edges, staring down at me.
"Will my eyes be a different colour to yours, because I don't drink human blood?" I blurted out unthinkingly. I knew, deep down, that it was my own way of avoiding what needs to be said. Jesse had been ordered to 'tutor' me.
His worried features relaxed into a smile and he laughed a little.
"Does this mean I'm forgiven?" He ducked his head down a bit so that his eyes were level with mine. "And no, your eyes will be red."
I smiled at him, though I knew the worst wasn't yet over.
"Aww crap." I muttered, mostly for his benefit. I looked down at my hands. "I was hoping to have something cool like, I don't know... purple." I giggled. "Or Golden."
He laughed at that, throwing his head back in exuberance.
"Sorry, you won't ever sparkle either."
I mocked sighed then, acting all depressed.
"It's a shame your not a real vampire." But then I failed completely at keeping a straight face and burst into laughter.
He scowled at me playfully, and I decided against telling him about Jesse being forced to be my mentor. He seemed happy right now, and I didn't want to hurt him.