|The Eternal Flower
Author: Living.My.Life.My.Way PM
My life was being turned upside down. My mother died, I was adjusting to my new home when I was told I have to marry a guy who hates me! What's worse is..his father forced him to turn me into a vampire. So now i have that, too! Why can't I just be normal?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,894 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 05-27-08 - Published: 02-20-08 - id: 2478056
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
i am terribly sorry for the long wait. things have been going on.. and good things 3 so ive been slightly distracted. but ive finally got this out here. its 4000 words... so i hope its long enough. DD please enjoy and review.
I walked back into my room to find Rae there, sitting on my light and dark blue quilt.f
"Hey, the rest of us are going to come up in a few weeks. I'll give your brother's your e-mail, okay?" Rae said sadly. I nodded my head and sat down on the bed, trying not to cry. "What's wrong?" Rae asked me in a concerned tone. No one had really ever been concerned about me, except for my brothers and Mom.
"Adin, we can't…." I started, but didn't know quite how to word it.
"Oh, did you?" Rae asked afraid to say much more incase I did burst out crying, but I wasn't going to give into tears that easily. I shook my head and replied:
"No, he did, he gave me this long speech about how he loved me, and how hard it was for him to do this, and all this shit, and," I rambled taking a big breath.
"Aliya, calm down, it's not like you won't be able to talk to him?" Rae comforted, but it came out more like I question.
"I know, but I don't know if I can act like a sister with him, without him becoming blind," I worried.
"What?" Rae asked sounding confused; I really tried not to get into people's head.
"Ha, apparently, when I get sad, it blinds people," I said thinking that William had already explained everything to her.
"What the hell are you talking about?" Rae asked in her happily confused voice.
"Oh, William, didn't explain…" I thought myself out loud.
"Explain what?" Rae said, her mood noticeably better.
"You know how William had that burn on his arm at dinner? And how it seemed like he couldn't move his other?" I asked, ready to explain this, without getting depressed. Rae nodded. "Kade and him figured out my eyes could burn and freeze things, and that they were related to the way my eyes change colors. I was angry, so they were red and made fire. I was shocked, and they were a light blue and froze what I was looking at. I just made Adin blind, so I figure that is what happens when my eyes are dark blue," I explained.
"Oh, so there's more to your eyes then just the color, that's awesome!" Rae shouted cheerily.
"Rae, could you not act so happy? It's really getting to me," I said felling irritated.
"Oh sorry, when are you leaving?" Rae asked, toning down her cheerfulness.
"Whenever Kade and Farrar are ready," I answered looking out the large window on the opposite side of the room as the door. You couldn't see anything out of it because it was dark, but I knew that there was a view of the small water garden Kathy kept.
"Oh, Farrar's been ready to get out of here for about two years, he's kept a bag packed and everything," Rae stated looking out the window as well.
"Why?" I asked curious to hear Farrar's story.
"When Kade becomes King, Farrar's going to be his military leader," Rae explained, much to my gratitude.
"Oh, Kade's already picked out his cabinet?" I asked trying to make sense of everything.
"Yeah, except we don't call it a cabinet, we call them hands. Don't ask me why, it's just what we call them," Rae shrugged.
"Why hadn't anyone told me this?" I asked feeling a bit irritated that no one thought to clue me in on anything.
"Kade was supposed to tell you, but since he hasn't yet, and Adin's already told you some things, I don't think it would hurt for me tell you even more," Rae shrugged, I could tell she felt a little guilty for disobeying Williams orders. When I realized she hadn't told me that William had ordered that, I pulled out of her mind. It was my turn to feel guilty. "It's okay, you're learning," Rae said giving me a forgiving look. I nodded my head and turned towards the door.
"Aliya, say your goodbyes, we're leaving now," Farrar said from the doorway. I nodded and stood up from the bed. Rae stood up with me. She looked at me and gave me a big hug; one a friend would give you if you were moving away.
"Rae, you'll see me in a few weeks," I told her as I wrenched out of her death grip, which really would have been a death grip, had I been human.
"Yeah I know, but you seemed like you needed a good hug," she smiled. I smiled back and walked out the door with Farrar behind me.
The three of us were standing out in the back yard.
"Let's go," Farrar ordered with impatience.
"Farrar, how about instead of just taking off, we come up with a plan?" Kade ordered in a tone that hinted he was annoyed. Farrar nodded and went to thinking things over in his head.
"Okay, now, I'm going to carry you and both our bags will be set on top of your stomach. It's your job to make sure they don't fall," Kade explained.
"No, I will not be carried when I can fly," I protested looking up at the much taller man before me.
"Just let me carry you, I know you have a lot on your mind, and when you were just changed about two weeks ago, it takes concentration," Kade squashed my protest simply.
"Let me at least try to fly, when I get tired I'll let you carry me, I promise, just give into my compromise," I compromised, knowing I would never fully get my way.
"No, You are not flying, you can barely fly ten feet with out falling to the ground," Kade said in a finalizing voice.
"You are going to have to catch me first," I challenged.
"It shouldn't be hard," Kade responded, at that took off running. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed Kade was running not far behind me. I tried to pick up speed, but only ended up tripping. Kade grabbed my waist before I hit the ground. "Caught ya,'" he mused. I tried to get out of his grip; it was even stronger than Rae's. "Yes, men generally have more strength than you females," Kade mused again as he had been reading what was going through my mind.
"Get out of my freaking mind! And LET. ME. GO," I screamed and struggled.
"Farrar, go get Adin, she's going to need to be put to sleep," Kade ordered keeping a firm grip on me, but looking towards Farrar. I struggled against Kade's grip as Farrar took off in a blur. In a matter of minutes, both Farrar and Adin were with us.
"Adin! HELP!! Tell him to let me go!" I yelled desperately.
"Sorry, he's right, you shouldn't fly, now you can give in, or I'll put you to sleep," Adin said in monotone.
"Please, Adin, be on my side," I begged him in his head.
"No, now, behave or you going to sleep," Adin snapped back. He was upset, just hiding it.
"I want to fly!" I yelled stubbornly.
"Shush," Adin ordered and walked towards me, with his hand out in front of him.
"Get away from me," I ordered Adin, even though I really just wanted to hug him.
"Sorry, Aliya," Adin apologized and closed his eyes. He touched his palm to my forehead, and I struggled to get out of Kade's grip. Then I realized how stupid I was acting, it wasn't as if they were an enemy, they were just trying to get me to the school safely. I relaxed in Kade's grip and didn't fight the sleep.
I woke up later snuggled up against Kade's chest, he had pulled a cloak out and put it around my shoulders to help keep me warm while we were out in the cold November air.
"How long have I been out?" I asked stifling a yawn.
"Adin put it to where you'd be out about five hours, so, there's your answer," Farrar answered looking around cautiously, as if everyone in the whole world was trying to stalk us.
"Was I talking to you?" I asked irritated at him, for some reason I didn't like the fact he seemed to have so much more authority than all the other kids.
"I didn't think you were talking to any specific person," Farrar countered.
"Well, you can just stop listening to me, because I will say your name before I talk to you," I retorted.
"Someone's PMS-ing…" Kade snorted and didn't think I heard, but I did and I reached up and smacked his head. I smiled in triumph, until he started laughing.
"Didn't that hurt at all?" I asked, disappointed.
"Nope," Kade replied happily.
"You could pretend…" I whined.
"Ah, who do we have here? Three teenaged vampires, where are they going?" and eerie voice said from behind us.
"We are going to Shawnigan Lake School," Kade replied with authority. He was lying; I saw it in his mind. "Now state your name and occupation."
"Joshua Belkly, I am currently unemployed," the tall, formal man, named Joshua Belkly stated. "Now, may I asked your names?" he asked unleashing an evil grin.
"This is Sara, that's Mark, and I am John," Kade replied, lying; clearly, I was missing something.
"Oh, I know you're lying. You are Prince Kade, General Farrar, and, the girl I am unsure of, but I'm guessing she is the princess," Joshua smiled as if he was enjoying an inside joke.
"What do you want?" Farrar asked and stepped forward to guard Kade and me.
"I was just hoping that you would come with me willingly, I guess not. You are warned, I will come back for the prince and princess," Joshua said and disappeared.
"Calm down, Aliya, nothing happened," Kade said tightening his grip on me. It was then I noticed I was shaking.
"Who was that?" I asked, scared of the answer.
"That story is for when we get there," Farrar warned Kade. Kade simply nodded. "Let's get moving before we run into another." Kade nodded again and took off after Farrar; we were moving even faster than before. Farrar was moving fast enough, and was far enough away to where he couldn't hear if Kade and I talked. I made sure of that, by using my annoying eavesdropping power.
"Kade, Rae said Farrar was going to be head of the military when you came into power, why did they man call him 'general?'" I asked softly.
"Because, he is a retired general. Farrar was the first of my father's family. He had almost died during the civil war, Father bit him and Farrar became his first son. Farrar never lost his lust for battle, so my father enrolled him in Blood, the vampire army. He worked his way up the ranks, but after fifty years, he decided he would come back home, to protect the growing royal family."
I let all this wash over me. Farrar was a retired general, and it amused me, because I had always thought of retired people as old crabby people.
"Now, you've asked plenty of questions. May I ask one?" Kade asked looking down into my eyes. I nodded, slightly worried about what he would ask.
"When you first got here, and were told everything, why did you not react?" he continued. I knew it was going to be something hard like that. I thought it over in my head, careful to block everyone out of my mind. Why had I not reacted? Or had I simply been to surprised to really think it through?
"Well… I guess it goes a little ways back, from before I got here," I launched into my explanation. "My parents didn't have the best marriage. They fought a lot, and when I was young, it hurt me a lot. My brothers scared off any friends I might have had, so I had no one to release my feelings to. I became, I guess you could call it, oblivious, or numb, to the things around me. I never showed emotion. When I cried over my mother, it was the first time I had let myself cry for years. My mother had finally become a mother when my dad died. I was, to say extremely wouldn't be enough, but I was extremely depressed..." I stopped to take a breath and take in Kade's reaction. It wasn't worry, or pity, as I had feared it would be, but it was more urging me to continue. "I didn't really speak at all, until Rae did on the plane. She had looked so friendly; I couldn't help but talk to her. I was so thrilled when I found out I went to her school. The moment I was away from Rae, though, I was back to my old self, not showing any emotion. I continued to be that way until you turned me. I guess I wasn't shocked or anything, but numb from the things I couldn't have anymore."
"Mmm, I see then, did your father ever hit you?" Kade asked simply looking into the night sky. I followed his gaze until it met a dark cloud. I felt him drop lower. "Well?" he prompted.
"He was a bad man when he was somber, let's just leave it at that," I stated as I decided I wouldn't speak anymore on that subject. Kade must have picked up on that because he didn't ask anymore. We flew in silence for a few more moments, when Kade spoke up again:
"So, how are you?"
"What do you mean?" I asked, slightly confused. I looked up to him and tried to read his face.
"Well, you can't be too happy with what Adin did, if you like him, like you did," he explained reluctantly. I could tell he had been hoping that I would understand.
"Oh, I'm not, but I'm not going to talk to you about that," I promised and looked out into the dark sky. Suddenly everything was lit up with a bright blue flash, soon after that there was a loud crack. I loved thunderstorms. I never knew why, though. Maybe, because it blocked out all the yelling and screaming. Maybe, because it was the only thing that I could always count on to be there. Maybe, it was because it was something every happy person still experienced, and that tied me to them.
"What are you thinking about?" Kade asked suddenly. I pulled out of my thoughts and looked up at his worried face. I blinked a few times and realized a tear had escaped from under my eyelids.
"Thunderstorms," I replied simply, as I stared out at the storm forming in front of us.
"You don't like them?" he asked following my gaze.
"No, the opposite, I love them," I replied with a slight smile, thinking of the rant I had just led in my head.
"Then why were you crying?" Kade probed and looked down at me.
"I was trying to figure out why they appealed to me so much," I laughed softly and looked up at his angelic face.
"Did you figure it out?" he prompted and looked at my face. I thought for a moment and looked over at Farrar, I didn't want him to hear anything and I didn't want to use the power I had grown to hate.
"He can't hear, I told him to stay close enough to communicate, but far enough not to over hear anything," Kade reassured as he noticed where I was looking. I looked for a long while at Farrar before I said anything.
I had never noticed that he had white hair similar to Rae's. It was the same color but slightly longer than chin length. On closer inspection, I noticed only a little bit in the front was that long and the rest was cut up around his ears. He had a strong build, wide shoulders with plenty of muscle. Any girl who hadn't ever talked to the hidden person behind the alluring frame, would be scared away for good, at least any human girl. I stopped thinking about Farrar and looked back at Kade's encouraging face.
"I figured that they were one of the few things that tied me to the normal, happy people in the world," I stated sadly, but managed to keep a small smile on my face.
"Were your parents really that bad?" Kade asked, trying to make sense of things.
"You realize, that they were never home, and when they were, my dad was drunk and my mom was terrified of him?" I asked him sourly, because just thinking of that house made me angry.
"So your parents really weren't parents?" Kade asked trying to get more out of me.
"No, they weren't, they argued and most nights, my brothers and I went out for fast food, because it was the only thing we could afford, on our measly jobs. We went hungry many nights before Jace and Sabastian were old enough to get jobs," I answered and looked away from him, with my eyes closed.
"You were left to fend for yourselves?" Kade asked with horror and anger on his face.
"Most of the time, Jace and Sabastian took care of me, though," I added quickly.
"Kids need a parent's guidance, something an older sibling can't give," Kade replied after taking a deep breath and regaining his composure.
"Oh, and what makes you an expert on that?" I asked playfully, trying to lighten the mood.
"Nothing does, I've just heard my mother say it too much to my father," Kade laughed and looked down into my eyes, his dark blue eyes made me melt. I quickly looked away, willing myself not to think about him too much, Adin was still in the back of my head.
"Are we almost there?" I asked suddenly eager to get away from him.
"About two more hours," Kade replied with a smirk. I reached up, around the bags, and slapped his cheek as hard as I could.
"Wipe that smirk off your face!" I yelled, pretending to be a mother.
"Yes, mommy," Kade said and gave me and innocent face a four-year-old would give you. I laughed out loud and Kade smiled. He leaned closer to me; I leaned away from him, trying not to look at his perfect face.
I couldn't be falling for him, he had gotten Kathy to give me some potion, and I knew it. All I had to do was fight it, and I would be fine. I took a deep breath, but it didn't help, it made things worse. I smelled him, he smelled so good, like he had cologne on, but it didn't smell like cologne.
"Could you not be so close?" I asked still trying to get away from him.
"No, I can't," Kade replied slyly.
"Ah! Get away!" I screamed and Kade straightened up his body as Farrar looked our way. "Stop it, just because Adin doesn't want to be with me, doesn't mean I want to be with you," I snapped and turned to look as Farrar, who was now running backwards to watch the scene.
"Aw, come on, I know you can barely resist me, I caught flashes of it in your mind," Kade said with a smirk and leaned toward my face again. I turned away and looked down, to see if we were even moving. We were, and we were high above the ground. My eyes widened in fear. "Quit looking down," Kade said immediately serious. I looked up at him and noticed he was standing straight, once again. "Farrar how much farther?"
"Not very, about ten minutes," Farrar called softly back.
"You said two hours, ten minutes ago!" I exclaimed and tried to kick him. Tried being the key word.
"Well, I'm bad at judging distance," he stated blandly. I was starting to feel excited about going to the school, despite having to leave my brothers. The three of us moved in silence. Within minutes, I saw the school. I gasped.
There was a large area fenced off, and inside was multiple large buildings, they all had a castle like appearance.
"Do you like?" Kade asked after he had given me time to look over everything. I nodded my head and continued to look down. "Do you see that smaller building over there?" he pointed towards one of the smaller buildings. I nodded my head and willed him to continue. "It's called the Parnell house, it's a dorm, and originally it was for the guys. Now that the Parnell's are coming back to the school, they kicked everyone out so we could have it," Kade stated as we were nearing the ground. I barely felt his feet hit the ground, when we did. As soon as I had been let down, a short man came running towards us.
"Your father just phoned me! Please forgive me your highness, but your rooms are not ready," the man pleaded, but with dignity.
"Please, Headmaster Tye, treat me like any other student, no one knows what I look like, I want to live a normal vampire life," Kade said with respect.
"Very well, Kade," the headmaster replied, using his name this time. "I know Farrar, now who is this young lady?" he asked, turning towards me.
"This is Aliya, the princess," Kade introduced me. I scowled at the word princess; I didn't like the sound of being fragile and stuck up. Kade looked at me and smiled. I gave him a glare and stepped forward to the headmaster.
"Very nice to meet you, sir," I replied politely.
"Very polite, aren't we?" the headmaster praised. I smiled and gave Kade a filthy look.
"Only if you don't know her, only if you don't know her," Kade whispered quietly.
"Hey! What is that supposed to mean??" I yelled playfully at Kade.
"Well, if not, we'll have her trained in no time," the headmaster smiled. I felt my eyes go wide, and change color.
"I see what your father said about her eyes," the headmaster thought to Kade.
"She can read," Kade replied outside. The headmaster's eyes widened this time.
"I see you father didn't fill me in on everything, why don't we go to my office so I can get all the information," the headmaster concluded and began to lead the way. Kade watched Farrar and him leave; he waited for me.
"Are he and William friends?" I asked as we watched the two figures that looked abnormally similar walk away.
"Yes, they are, as are Farrar and he, well, he is more than a friend to Farrar," Kade said with a slight smile playing upon his lips. It made me want to kiss him so bad, but I with held myself by thinking of Adin.
"What – what do you mean?" I asked trying my hardest to maintain a normal voice.
"Tye is Farrar's real father, he was turned shortly after Farrar was, by Farrar," Kade smiled. I was dumbfounded. "Please, control your shock, I don't want to get frostbite, well, at least get frozen," Kade replied and walked behind me. He grabbed my waist and dragged me towards what I assumed was going to be the headmaster's office. I was much too cold to resist his warm arm, so we walked like that to the office.