"You set that man on fire, didn't you?" Dmitriy heard Noel whisper.

They were sat in an abandoned house. It was supposed to be demolished two years ago, but no one had bothered with it. He knew they couldn't go back to hers because that would most likely be one of the first places they would look. He was well aware they were both on the run now. He didn't want to contact Ekaterina, in case she got marked as a conspirator.

He watched her for a little while. "Yes," he replied eventually.


"I'm not exactly normal," he sighed.

"What are you?"

"I'm a djinn."

"Fire demon," Noel whispered, staring at him with wide eyes. "I know I should be surprised but I'm not."

"Djinn aren't the only mystical creatures that live in Sky Valley, Noel."

"Vampires?" Dmitriy nodded. "Werewolves?"

"Lycans," he corrected her.

"What else?"

"Everything. It's one of the only remaining havens for us."

"Who was that man that Kat was with?" Noel asked curiously.

"The only one she's ever loved."

After a moment, she spoke again. "What about you? Have you ever loved someone?"

He shook his head, watching her. "You?"

She shrugged. "I don't know." She looked down at her fingers. "Sometimes I think I..."

Silence fell and Dmitriy didn't know what to say. He wanted to tell her how he felt, but what if she didn't feel the same? That would just make this whole situation awkward, and awkwardness wasn't particularly the best atmosphere to have when on the run together.

He looked at her. Her dark red curls were dyed, but still suited her. Her jade green eyes pierced the darkness with a scrutiny and curiousity that rivalled anything he'd ever seen. The thick lashes were the perfect frame for her eyes.

"What?" she asked eventually.

"You're beautiful, you know that?" he murmured.

She blushed. "Why did you save me from that... vampire?" she asked, obviously still trying to get her head around the word.

"I care about you, more than you could know," he whispered.

She gasped. "I... I care about you too."

Dmitriy looked at her before moving towards her and kissing her slowly.



Ekaterina paced back and forth. Where the hell was Dmitriy? She'd looked everywhere and she couldn't find him. The only explanation she could think of was that he'd taken Noel away from Sky Valley, but there were two things missing from that; a) why wasn't he back yet, and b) why hadn't he contacted her at all? Surely he would.

"Kat, sit down; you're making me dizzy," Kaito mumbled.

"My brother's missing. I'm worried," she said.

He grabbed her wrist suddenly, pulling her into his lap and kissing her. The suddenness of it shocked her, letting her momentarily forget about everything.

"Nice try," she said, getting up.

"I need to go," Kaito said, smiling.

She nodded and kissed him briefly. As he walked away, she sat down and dropped her head into her heads, feeling so alone.

The End

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