“Phoenix you can’t go!” Crimson cried. “Please! You must
stay!” Crimson was my neighbor and my best friend since I was little. Dark red
hair that covered his eyes, which helped his parents give him the name,
Crimson. Tears were streaming down his face. He didn’t want me to leave. He
loved me like a sister, or in Riley’s case, more than I know.
“Crimson!” I screamed, tired of all the crying. “Please…calm
down.” I said calmer then when I said his name. He looked at me, confused, sad,
and scared. Guilt crossed my face. He didn’t want me to leave him. I couldn’t
stand seeing my best friend so sad.
“Please” he said in a whisper. A tear fell upon my cheek. I
couldn’t leave him here alone. He would be made fun of without me here to help
“Crimson” I said calmly, with a smile. He looked up at me,
curiosity crossing his face. “Would you like to come with me?” his face lit up
with shock and surprise.
“Really!” he said. “You mean it?!” he hugged me tight, his fiery
hair mixing with my long black hair. I smiled. Was this what love is? Knowing so,
might help me on my way.
“Of course” I said. He backed away, revealing his eyes and
they became their natural color of a deep, dark red. It matched his hair, the
same exact color. The first time I saw his eyes, I was wondering if he was hiding
something from me, since they went from black, purple, and red.
His smile made me happier than anything. He always made my
day when I was sad and scared; the day I found out I was alone in a small town.
But then I knew I wasn’t completely alone. I had a friend. I true and complete
friend who would never leave my side.
“Thanks, Phoenix” he said, with a smile.
“You’re welcome, Crimson” I said happily. “Maybe this isn’t goodbye
after all”. He nodded in agreement.
For the rest of the day till the time I left, we gather our
most important things and set out to find them. The vampires.