Chapter 6 - Evelyn
I ran over to the buzzer to let him in and listened to every footstep as he came slowly to my door. I opened the door just as his fist was raised ready to knock. His eyes opened wide and he smiled at me.
“You look beautiful” he whispered
At this point I blushed bright red and I definitely felt my heart skip a beat. I felt like the world was spinning and my legs were going to give way any second. He seemed to notice this as he held his arm out for me and escorted me out the door.
As we left the building I noticed a hummer parked outside. I gasped and he looked at me and laughed. He opened the door for me and closed it after I got in; he then got in next to me and smiled at me.
“You ready?” he asked
“For what?” I replied
He had a mischievous grin on his face and said “This”
He then slammed his foot on the accelerator and sped off laughing all the way, dodging in and out of traffic like they weren’t even there. I sat gripping onto the seat my nails digging in, I was terrified yet I didn’t want to stop.
When we arrived at the theatre he pushed down on the break and we slowly came to a stop.
“Like that?” he asked with a huge smile on his face
“Y-yes” I said shakily
“Oh I’m sorry if I have frightened you” he said suddenly looking very sad
“No, no its ok it was fun just caught me off guard” I smiled
“Ok if you’re sure” he asked and I just nodded in reply.
He walked round to my side of the car and opened the door for me then once again he held his arm out for me to take. He was perfect, he was totally hot and a complete gentleman he seemed too good to be true, he is only human after all.
“Or is he” I thought “What id he isn’t? He does disappear strangely and acts so much older than he is. He can’t be more than 18”
He distracted my thoughts by asking me what I was thinking. I just shook my head and assured him it was nothing. I knew he didn’t believe me it was like he saw right through me or read my thoughts.
As the show began I could feel he kept looking at me, it was like I had upset him he was really stiff sat bolt upright in his seat his hands firmly in his lap. I slowly reached my hand across to take his, he looked down at out hands in amazement, like he didn’t know what to do next. He held my hand tight and looked at me and smiled. He seemed more relaxed now, like the tension had lifted.
At the interval neither of us moved out of our seats. I desperately wanted to go to the loo but I didn’t want to let go of his hand, it was like we were super glued together and neither of us could let go. He eventually looked at me and just smiled, he just sat there looking into my eyes and he slowly started to move closer to my face getting ready to kiss me, an old woman bustled past us to get back to her seat so we both just blushed and looked at the stage waiting for the second half.
Half way through he leant over to me and whispered in my ear
“Are you ok?”
“Yes why wouldn’t I be?” I asked
“You look disturbed”
I hadn’t realised that through most of the show I had been quizzing the fact that this guy may not be human. It must have shown on my face.
“No, no I’m fine just a little tired I guess”
He looked at me with pleading eyes he wanted me to tell him everything but I knew he would laugh at my thoughts or if it turned out I was correct and he wasn’t human then it made me scared and I didn’t want to be afraid of him.
I noticed he was still looking at me; I looked away because I knew if I looked into his eyes I would want to pour my heart out to him and tell him everything I was thinking and hoping.
He gently put his hand on my cheek and turned my head to look at him, he stared into my eyes for a few seconds and then leant in and softly touched his lips on mine. He then kissed my forehead and gently wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me into him. The arms on the chairs were digging into my ribs but I didn’t care I just rested my head on his shoulder and watched the rest of the show snuggled up to him.
I felt miserable when the show ended. It seemed to pass by in what felt like a few seconds I wanted to stay snuggled into him forever. We just sat there until everyone had left the theatre, neither of us wanting to move. Eventually he looked down at me and smiled before kissing me softly and taking my hand and leading me out of the theatre.
When we stepped outside the cold winter air hit me it seemed like it broke the illusion of my perfect night. I thought I saw a dark figure move out the corner of my eye but when I looked there was nothing there. I must have been imagining it.
“Are we going to get a taxi?” I asked but when I looked round he was gone.
I felt the tears come stinging to my eyes. Why would he just leave?
I started making my way home, I had tears streaming down my face. There was a sudden icy cold gust of wind and the tears on my face froze solid. I carried on walking my eyes darting everywhere. I thought I could hear footsteps behind me and I kept spinning round but there was never anyone there. I quickened my pace and the footsteps seemed to get faster also. I started to run I was terrified and I could hear the footsteps start to run also. A hand grabbed my arm and yanked me back.
“Hello Evelyn” came an icy raspy voice
“Let go!” I screamed
I started to kick out and try to get away but the grip on me was firm and solid no matter what I did the hand didn’t let go.
“Where’s your date?” he said mockingly
“Who the hell are you!” I yelled
“Your worst nightmare” he whispered in my ear
After that the blood in my veins seemed to freeze and my whole world went dark. The last thing I remember was seeing two glowing red eyes and what looked like two huge black wings.