Chapter 2

     I was trapped. The only way out of this accursed place was up, but even then it would be impossible to climb to the roof with nothing to hold on to. I looked between the men that were slowly slinking towards me – hungry grins plastered to their faces. One of them opened their mouths to say something, which is when I noticed them. The fangs. They all had them, and some of them were elongating by the second. 

     The one that had looked like he was about to say something paused, a look of confusion, recognition, and horror crossed his face.

      “Faye?” He whispered, disrupting the silence. The other glared at him.

      “Isaac?” I started to feel nauseas as my memories of him engulfed me. Tears tried forcing their way from my eyes and onto my cheeks, and a few escaped as I tried not to vomit.

     Isaac was over to me in a flash. “Faye, Faye! Are you alright?” He raised a hand to wipe a tear off of my cheek, but I back up, leaving him frozen. He looked at me with a puzzled grimace. I didn’t care.

     “STAY AWAY FROM ME!” I bellowed at him anything and everything I could think of. I screamed and yelled at him until my voice was hoarse. I made sure he knew what I felt after he left me – the pain he put me through. There was a silent pause, except for my heavy panting. The men who had been with Isaac had left while I was screaming bloody murder, leaving us alone.

     It felt like years that I had been standing in front of him, taking in his beauty and perfection. He hadn’t changed much in the 3 years we had been apart. Isaac was still taller than me, at least 6 feet. He still had the same, broad shoulders; the same, muscled chest that I had so many times laid my head on. His hair was just the way it was the last time I saw him; a nice, deep gold that was always falling into his eyes, and he still had the same, lopsided smile. His complexion was much paler than it had been – now it was almost white. But it was his eyes that mesmerized me. What used to be a dull grey was now a brilliant neon blue. 

     Without realizing it, I had been drifting towards him on a sea of memories, longing, sadness and love. I reached out for him, my fingers lightly tracing the contours of his bare chest and his face. I felt myself longing for him, the way we used to be. I wanted to taste his lips on mine, and, as though he was reading my mind, he gently grabbed my chin and tilted my face up to his. 

     Isaac pressed his lips to mine, and I was floating. This kiss was nothing like we had shared before. This was full of promises, apologies and guilt. Just as his arms found their way to my waist, I pulled away gasping. My mind was muddled, and I was suddenly sobbing. “Hush, Faye. What’s wrong?” Isaac murmured sweetly into my hair while he comfortingly wrapped his arms around me, pulling my face into his chest. One hand found its way to my hair and stroked it lovingly. He whispered words of love to me until it was all I could hear.

            Eventually, I ran out of tears. I looked up at Isaac and found him staring at me. I furrowed my eyebrows and he laughed.

            “What’s so funny?” I demanded, watching a smile toying with Isaac’s lips.

            He gave into the smile, and grinned at me. “I thought you would have changed. I never would have guessed that I would leave you and you would stay exactly the same.” He pushed back a strand of hair that had blown into my face. His hand lingered on my cheek.

            I made the mistake of looking into his eyes and felt myself drowning in them again. I realized that I wanted him – more than I ever had. I slowly leaned in, inhaling his musky scent, never taking my eyes off his.

            A look of horror crossed Isaac’s face making me snap out of my trance and jerk away from him.

            His face was a mask of hate. I stared at him wide-eyed and open mouthed. “Isaac?” I wanted to reach my hand out to stroke his face – just the way I did whenever he was angry, but I didn’t.

            When he spoke, it came out more as a growl.

            “Faye. I can’t… WE can’t. Nothing can ever be as it was. I’ve changed.”

            Before I could open my mouth to say anything, Isaac turned on his heel and fled.

            Tears started to blur my vision as I stumbled after Isaac. I wasn’t thinking clearly anymore. How could he leave me again? What did he mean nothing can ever be as it was? How has he changed?

Disoriented, I stumbled out of the alley that Isaac and the other men chased me down. I looked around cautiously, hoping that I didn't look as though I had been through a war - which, technically, I had. I had been fighting my feelings for Isaac, and they nearly consumed me.

     I finally spotted an empty cab and signaled for it to come to me. The driver stared at me then sped away down the road.

     "Why is it so hard to get a ride in this town?" I muttered to myself. I turned in the direction of home and started to walk.

     I had only been walking for about 5 minutes when I heard the booming thunder overhead, then the rain came. It came down in fat, heavy drops, and it felt like buckets of water being dropped on me. I tilted my head towards the sky, a huge grin breaking out on my face - I loved water. With my arms spread wide open, I started spinning in circles.

    I was so caught up in my ecstacy, that I didn't realize that I was being watched.

The End

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