Chapter1

"Trust me, baby." The vampire whispered, trailing his lips down the hollow of my throat. His lips were ice cold, sending cold chills all through me. I'd never been touched like this. It was so... awkward.

I shivered and swallowed hard. "You can't make me trust you."

He lifted his head to look at me slowly, an alluring move, and smiled his sexy smile at me. "Doesn't mean I won't try."

"Just let me go. You don't want me." I whispered, fear being the source of my broken voice.

He kissed my neck before pushing himself up to look at me better. His dark hair fell over his dark eyes, making it even harder to resist him. "Yes, I do. You are everything I want."

I bit my lip and turned my head. Why would he want me? I hated to think that he was going to hurt me. I couldn't fight back. I wasn't strong enough. "My blood is tainted. You wouldn't like it."

"Just because I don't like something, doesn't mean it isn't healthy. I can deal with a simple problem such as bad taste."

I pushed my hands against his chest to push him away but he grabbed my wrists and threatened to break them. I whimpered in pain and squeezed my eyes shut.

"Do not tempt me, love." He said in a painfully scary voice before it became smooth again. He brushed his lips against mine, lightly running his tongue along my bottom lip. "I wouldn't want to hurt you. You are too precious."

"I'm nothing but a stupid human. Just let me go. You can find someone better."

He smiled against my lips and I opened my eyes. "You are my human. I am not giving you away so easily."

Then he sat up and pulled me with him, entwining our fingers. I relaxed my hands, trying to ignore the pain his hands had caused. He moved me in his arms and slowly started stroking my arms. "You are so beautiful, my love. I could never give you up."

I didn't feel safe with him. Not one bit. I was deathly afraid that he would kill me. I was a human whom he would feed from. I couldn't fight back. I had to obey. Or I would die.

I hadn't believed in vampires until one saved me. I was just about to fall to my death from an abandoned apartment building. As I fell, someone flew under me and grabbed me from the air's black wings. I didn't know his name, didn't know who he was in a past life. I couldn't thank him, I had been too speechless.

I haven't seen him since and it's not the vampire holding me hostage now. I didn't believe they were all bad. The one who saved me proved that. Some were just destined to a bad life. Apparently this vampire was no different.

He lifted my wrist to his lips and, with closed eyes, kissed my racing pulse lightly. At first, I thought he was going to bite me. My heart beat rocketed as I watched in confusion and amazement when he simply kissed me.

If he wanted me, why wouldn't he just bite me?

I looked up at him and our eyes locked. His brown eyes softened and it was hard for me to breath. I blinked several times before looking away, blushing a little.

He kissed the top of my head softly. "There's a spare room at the end of the hall on the right. Why don't you get some sleep?"

I got to my feet and almost ran for the door. I needed to get away before he changed his mind. I had the knob in my hand when his voice stopped me.

"Brooke?"

I stopped but didn't turn around. Which was horribly stupid of me. Didn't I know better?

"I'm Brendan."

I said nothing more and walked out the door. What was I supposed to do now? I couldn't sleep. I wasn't even tired. I walked down the hall and found the room Brendan was talking about. It looked nice but still not safe. Nothing here was safe.

I walked right past it and ran down two more corridors before finding the big door. I messed with both knobs before realizing that it was locked, needing a key to get in and out. How strange? I pulled on the doors with no luck at all.

Crying, I slid down to the floor and pulled my legs to my chest. I had no where to go. I wasn't going to make it. Why is it that when I actually want to die, I can't?

It wasn't long before I cried myself to sleep, sliding into a heap on the floor. Maybe he'd get the hint that I'd never get used to staying here.