Chapter One: Love For All Eternity

"So, are you ready to start school, sis?" I asked my twin.

"Yeah, right Sophie," Vanessa exclaimed.

"As much as I hate the heat, school was the last thing on my mind to escape it."

"Well, we can always go into the pool," I suggested. Vanessa grinned at the idea, grabbed my hand and pulled me to our rooms to put on our bathing suit. I had a dark green two bikini, while Vanessa had a black and orange bikini. We put them on and ran outside giggling like a bunch of school girls. Vanessa reached the diving board first. She ran did a flip and dived into the pool. I was climbing up the diving board stairs when I heard shouting coming from my next door neighbor. I looked over the fence to see what the trouble was about. I caught fragments of the argument:

"You will go to that boarding school,"

"And if I don't want to?"

"You will go because that school you go to doesn't take you intelligence seriously. Unlike your new school you will be put in the top classes,"

"I'm not going dad. I am not a genius and will not be treated like one. I'm just a normal kid with the same kind of intelligence that my three best friends have."

"If you are talking about those twins, they can't tell the difference between screw and a nail."

"Don't talk about Sophia and Vanessa like that. They are the smartest people I know. I'm not going to that damn boarding school and that is final."

The door slammed open and closed and a boy ran out to a tree and climbed up to the tree house. I looked towards the pool and saw Vanessa swimming.

"Ness, I'll be right back." I climbed over the fence when a voice stopped me.

"What are you doing here girl?" A cold voice asked.

"I came here to keep company to a dear friend of mine," my voice equally as cold. I turned around and kept walking toward the tree.

"I forbid you to get near my boy, you whore"

I turned around. He had to knives in his hand. I touched my upper arm for the two daggers that I usually held there and curse my self for forgetting it. He started to advance on me. I yanked the towel from my waist and faced him. He lunged at my shoulder with the knife but I ducked. I used my towel like a whip and whipped his back. A red lash appeared. He lunged at my head and raised my hand to stop it and felt the biggest pain in my arm. I lowered it and the deepest slash was on my arm. Blood was gushing out of it.

"Sophia, here catch them" Vanessa saw the fight and threw me my daggers. I caught it and attacked him. He blocked it with ease. This wasn't my best friend's father. Mr. Smith was usually kind-hearted and nice. He was like a second father to us. I lunged for his head and when he went up to protect it I changed the course and a thin line of blood appeared on his leg. I didn't notice but he took the other knife and sliced my leg to the bone. I collapsed and grabbed my injured leg. I was losing too much blood. Mr. Smith came up behind me and raised his knife to plunge it into my head

"Mr. Smith what are you doing? It is me Sophia."

Mr. Smith didn't hear me. He raised the knife higher, and then a flash of silver and the knife melted. Another flash and vines started to grow out of the grounds and wrap themselves around Mr. Smith.

"Sophia Virginia Zabini, what have I told you about picking fights with others, especially with older guys?"

My mother's voice rang out in the silence. I turned around and saw my mother standing there with her hands on her hips. My mother knows about my sister, cousin and two friends powers because she has healing powers herself. I tried to get up but I could barely get on my knees. My mother rushed over to help me. She cured the slash very easily but when she got to the leg it was sliced to the bone. She had to cure from the bone to the skin. She manged to fix it until it was an ordinary scratch but it kept bleeding and hurting like hell. She couldn't do anything for them except put a cloth bandage around it. Once she was done I thanked her and got up and faced my attacker. I screamed in horror. It was my ex-boyfriend. He had powers too. The power to morph.

I backed away from him. I tripped over a tree root but strong arms caught me around the waist. I turned around and saw the silver eyes full of concern and worry staring at me.

"Sophie are you okay?" my best friend Gabriel John Smith asked.

"I'm fine. Just a bit shocked. What the hell is he doing here" pointing to my ex, Michael Parkinson? Michael was staring at me with eyes full of hatred. I stared right back at him with eyes equally as cold.

"I wish to speak to Sophia alone, if you don't mind" he stated.

My mother objected of course, so did Gabriel and Vanessa.

"No it's alright. He can talk to me as long as my boyfriend stays with me." I said. Gabriel flashed me a smile I grinned back and he grabbed my hand and gave it a squeeze. 'We are going to have to deal with your parents later.' Gabriel mind-spoke. I nodded. My mother looked confused, but my sister didn't. We are twins. We have this special bond and we can't hide anything form each other. We even know were the other twin is located if we are separated.

"So he is your boyfriend know Sophia?" my mother asked.

"I'm sorry I didn't tell you. I wasn't sure how you were going to take it. I will tell you everything later. Please leave"

"Very well. But we will talk later" and with that she left. Vanessa looked at Michael with disgust and spitted on him. She grinned at me and left. I looked down at him and grinned evilly. I looked around and found Gabriel sitting against the tree. I walked over and sat on his lap. I settled in between his embrace resting my back on his chest. I looked at Michael and he look at me with hatred and betrayal.

"So what do you want to talk about?" "About us."

"About us?" I stuttered. Gabriel's grip on my waist tightened and spoke

"In case you haven't notice there never was any 'us' between you two and never will be any 'us', so get to the point so I can hurt you." Michael stared at him and looked at me and drawled

"You didn't tell him did you?" I looked at him pleadingly but he laughed.

"Sophia what is he taking about?" Gabriel asked. I got up and went to the corner of the garden where a bench was located. I sat and faced the wall my face in my hands. Gabriel sat next to me and wrapped his arms around my shoulders and said 'What didn't you tell me, love?' he asked again. I started crying. The way he spoke to me with tenderness and love. I felt so guilty.

"She slept with me. I took her virginity." Michael cried. Gabriel's arm slipped of my shoulder. He grabbed me by the shoulder and turned me around and raised my chin with his finger and looked at him.

"Is it true, Sophia? Is it?"

"No it isn't." I said.

"Then why are you crying" he asked.

"Because he took my virginity in the most horrible way… he raped me" I answered. Gabriel sat there a thousand emotions showing on his face.

"I am going to kill him." he growled and yanked two daggers from his arm holster.

Gabriel got up and started walking towards Michael. I got up and ran and grabbed Gabriel's wrist.

"Don't" I said. "He is not worth it." Gabriel looked at me and saw something written on my face because he dropped the dagger and came and hugged me with all his might. I hugged him tight and started crying.

"I'm sorry for not telling you. I'm sorry for not fighting when he raped me. I'm sorry for everything." Gabriel hugged me and lowered us to the ground. He settled me on his lap and said

''I don't blame you for anything. I love you more then my own life and I would have done anything to stop what happen to you, but I couldn't. He used you and he deserves to die but for you I'll spare him. Just promise there will be no more secrets between us."

"I promise" I answered. I looked at Michael and realized he wasn't there. There was a goose waddling his way out the garden.

"Michael, nice disguise." I got up and walked over to the gate and opened it. Michael waddled out and transformed back to himself. He turned to me and said;

"You haven't seen or heard the last of me" and left. Gabriel walked up to me and wrapped his arms around my waist. He turned me around and kissed me. His lips were sweet. His tongue pushed against my lips begging for entrance. I opened up and felt our tongues battling each other. Our kiss deepened and we pushed our body tighter and I felt how aroused he was. Gabriel started kissing my neck and his hands kept getting lower. I stiffened up and pushed him away.

"I can't Gabriel. Not yet." I said. Gabriel apologized and said

"I'll wait for you. I'll love you for all eternity."