Lexi and I had an amazing night. She really did have the softest skin and I loved how her smile radiated a soft glow. I was a bit frightened to outright hold her hand but every time our fingers brushed past each other I felt an electric shock and her cheeks would blush. Those eyes, I could never forget those almond shaped eyes even if I wished for it. They shined turquoise every time I looked at them, swirling like waves in the Caribbean. However our date had come to a screeching halt. Josh.
I looked through every cupboard, fridge corner and crevice for something to help Josh out of his drunken mind. Yes, he’s an idiot, but he’s also my best friend. I closed the cupboard doors in frustration. He only had potato chips and alcohol in this place!
“What kind of moron doesn’t buy actual groceries?” I muttered to myself in disbelief.
We needed to go to the nearest express store and buy him some coffee, and maybe some real food.
“Hey Lex -” As I walked in the door I was momentarily shocked at what I saw. Josh was lying on the couch and Lexi, my Lexi was snuggled up kissing him passionately. My heart seized up and I felt like someone had ripped my heart out, stabbed it with a knife over and over again till all the blood had seeped out onto the cold hard pavement. Why was she doing this to me? Why was he doing this to me? I tried to peer into their minds and make them stop and explain, but I couldn’t. It was as if they had both put up a barrier so nobody could invade their kiss. I wanted to kill him; I wanted to scream at her. I wanted to kill myself! Hadn’t they noticed I was still standing there, staring at them? I wanted to walk out, my brain was screaming at me “LEAVE; LEAVE NOW!” but I couldn’t, my feet wouldn’t move.
“Mhmm.” A male voice which could only be Josh’s came from the couch. I shivered and felt a sharp pain of hurt ping all over my body. That was my verbal slap in the face and my cue to leave. I turned quickly on my heel and slammed the door shut, almost as if I wanted to break it. I can’t believe Josh would do that to me! He knows how I feel about her!
I turned the corner and headed for the park. I needed to clear my thoughts and be alone for a bit. I heard footsteps behind me but they were too heavy to be Lexi’s and too normal to be Josh’s. I slumped down on the bench closest to me and held my face in my hands. Why did I put my heart out on the line all the time? Maybe if I was more like Josh then maybe my heart wouldn’t break all the time.
“No, I’m sure his heart breaks too.” A figure stood beside me, his body covered in black cloth. I could not see his eyes but his cheek had weird like tattoos on the side, almost like tendrils of smoke flying up to the air.
“Who are you?” My voice was less than friendly and I tried to envelop his mind with my power but he blocked me, he either knew what I was or he had an evil mind.
“Never mind, but I sense a great power from you, and also great hurt.”
“Yeah, what’s it to you?” I realised I was channeling some of Josh’s arrogance and I mentally slapped myself for it.
“Join my coven. You will never be hurt again. That’s a promise. You are powerful, and someone like you shouldn’t be roaming around with people like that.” His head motioned to Josh’s apartment and I felt my head being swayed, I didn’t know if that was the weird cloaked man doing it but I liked it. In that moment I forgot about all other senses and gave over to the power of being free from everything.
“Wynter. Rowan Wynter.” I stuck my hand out in order for him it but he just smiled, sharp pointy teeth glaring back at me.