Alex wobbled slightly as he walked, and I fought back the hysterical giggles. His legs must feel like jelly from running so much. I felt kind of guilty... I wish he didn't have to carry me all the time. It would be so much easier if I could just run along side him.
But becoming a full vampire in order to do so is not worth the consequences.
"A... homeless shelter?" I stared in disbelief as Alex lead me towards what could barely be described as a shack in the middle of town. God... it was like building dragged from a shanty town or something. Well, I'm exaggerating quite a bit, but you catch my drift.
"I know it's not great, but technically, we are homeless, and I haven't got enough money to be spending on motels." I thought of the money in his wallet... it had looked like a lot. But not enough for a hotel.
I looked at the building again. It was actually pretty big; larger than I'd expected for a homeless shelter, anyway. "Oh... fair enough, I guess." I suppose it's not as bad as it could be. I mean, we could be sleeping in a ditch tonight.
"Sorry." He murmured, kissing me gently.
We got lead into a room for the day, after promising we'd be gone after a quick rest. They didn't look too happy about it; apparently, there's a huge waiting list for people to get into the shelter.
I suppose we just have a certain persuasive charm... Or, y'know, Alex is really threatening.
I sat on the bed, curled up into a ball as close to the wall as possible. "So what now?" I asked him, looking out the lightening window as if some guy with a gun was just going to come running around the corner. "Do we just wait and see if they catch us during the day, and then if they don't, keep running?"
"No." Alex slumped onto the second bed. "I'll be up in a few hours. Travelling by night is too predictable. I don't care how hot I get; we're going further in the afternoon."
"Don't push yourself." I muttered with a sigh.
"Why not? It's better than being shot in the head by one of my old friends." I winced at his harsh tone, and his features turned apologetic. "Sorry. I don't mean to end up talking like that, I'm just annoyed at myself for getting us into this mess in the first place."
I wish he would let this go. "It's not your fault." I told him firmly, trying to make him see that I don't blame him for anything.
"It is, though!" He protested.
So I slid of the bed and walked over to Alex, wrapping my arms around him. "Shut up."
"No." He hugged me back, and I couldn't help but grin.
"If you're not going to shut up, at least go to sleep." I told him, though still hugging him. If I'm honest, I didn't want to stop holding him any time soon.
"I will. In a minute." I rolled my eyes; now Alex was just trying to be annoying. But what the hell, I'm not complaining. It means I get to hug him for longer before I have to let him go.
Eventually, reluctantly, he let me go with an 'I love you', and I retreated to my bed while he climbed into his. I knew that I wouldn't be able to sleep, though, so I went back to staring out the window. Huh. Like I'll be able to do anything even if I do spot them.