I watch as the rain hits the glass making the tip tapping sound, thunder strikes, my little brother holds me, I jerk his hands off me he looks at me irritated ,. I turn away from him and look back at the window.
We've been travelling for about six hours,I'm beginning to feel suffocated , I won't mind being alone for a whole day but being with my family in a cramped space is nothing I'd be happy about,
Dad got a promotion at work and decided to apply for a transfer, he says he's bored of staying in our hometown and wants to move away, try greener pastures. My mum and brother threw hell of a fit not wanting to relocate but for me, I was full of happiness to the brim .
I'm a hunter or so I was told, it all began when I was 16, I went hiking with my family somehow I got lost in the woods I wandered around aimlessly until I met an injured lady, she had been poked, she was hurting a lot, she pleaded with me to help her pull it out, I was scared, worried but most of all I wanted to help her out I took hold of the edge and drove the stick in her, I killed her, I waited for an emotion , I wanted to be scared, to run, to call for help, to cry but nothing all I felt was content , I moved away from her body wandering further till I was found,
The next day we all went home, away from the hiking grounds. I got home thinking of what I did. I killed someone and I didn't feel remorse, fear or guilt. I turned on the shower facing the mirror to see a tatoo on my arm like a star so little but noticeable I hurried out of the bathroom not knowing how and why I had a tattoo.
A year passed by and I turned 17 and then 18 and now I'd turn 19, by then I had killed a lot, discovered a lot, but I knew nothing of my origin ,the tattoo of a little star had been transformed to a dragon and a Slayer the tattoo had crawled from my shoulder to my hand, no one could see it only I could or so I thought till I met a stranger a week ago I was shopping at the mall for new things to bring along she stopped beside me and said...
"You've got a pretty dragon tatoo dear"
I looked at her unsure of how she sees it , she kept a funny smile around the corner of her mouth,
"I'm sorry ma'am but you can see this?"
"Yes my little hunter , I can come with me"
I doubt in my mind immediately contemplating on either to go with her or just ignore , eventually I give in and follow, she stopped at the corner of a street , I look at her full of doubt is she crazy? Or. An she really tell?
"Stop looking at me like I'm crazy I'm perfectly fine"
I flinched back , can she read minds?
"I can't read minds darling I'm not a vampire"
I'm gazed by her statement, she says words inclining to my thoughts and tells me she can't read minds
"If you can't read my mind, then tell me how did you know what I was thinking about"
She giggles slightly
"That's always what comes to your minds as new hunters"
The more she speaks the more she confuses me ,
"What do you mean by hunter?" I ask her
"You are one crafty child aren't you?, I mean the same thing it generally means, hunters kill preys, predators anything they just hunt , just like you do, you kill"
Hearing her speak and talk about my killing instinctively made me aim for her throat , but with the speed of lightning she avoids it twisting my arm and throwing me down,
"Calm down, I'm not your enemy, if anything I'm your family we share the same bloodline and the same enemy , I can see you don't know much if your origin, take a look"
She removes the sweater and I see it she also has the tattoo just bigger, better, and more pretty than mine , she has the tattoos of three mighty dragons and a Slayer her tattoos are all over her arm, her neck and her back I am amused
"Why do you have the same tattoo as I do?, And if you are like me then you also kill people don't you?"
"Hush my dear, not people we kill monsters , I'm not amazed you can't tell the difference they look exactly like humans , they take up pretense skins but they re not but inner demons vampires, wolves and witches, you must have noticed nothing seems normal about every single one of them you killed something must have been off , I need to go real quick but always know you are a hunter and the only thing that makes you alive is the drive to kill, do not deviate from your purpose the more you kill the stronger you become"
"LAURA!!!!!!! Come on , we are there already"
I was brought out of my fancy world when mom called me
" I'll be behind you mum"
I must have drift into thought again, ever since my encounter with the strange lady, I've been itching to know more about my origin, there's more people like me out there
I get off the car clinging hard to my backpack, I can see my brother smiling from ear to ear, I must say he's too happy for someone who threw a fit when the announcement for relocation was made, mum too beaming with smiles, but they're not to be blamed, dad put in all effort with the house it's beautiful I must confess,
It's a bungalow, with a pool, it has a mini garden and a mimic sauna just perfect for mom and Bruce but then how's my room? He didn't adorn it with flowers did he?
"Come over let's take a picture and stop being too clingy to that backpack of yours"
I grin at mom, she's been too annoying lately , she must be pissed at having to relocate but why has she been taking it all out on me?
I move slowly towards them , dad sets the camera and we take a picture, mom moves into the house
" dad, does anyone think Laura is being spooky lately or am I wrong?"
I gaze at my brother Bruce , he's been a pain in the ass ever since he was born and still is
" Shut it Bruce, no one's paying attention "
"Can you both stop bickering already and unpack with your Mum?"
"Dad im 19 and a proud American,I think Bruce should do those kind of chores all on his own"
" I think you might be forgetting something here sister, you're 18, not yet 19"
I pick up a stone and throw it at Bruce, thanks to my fast reflexes it hits him
"What's your problem bitch" he yells at me
" I'm sorry you said what ?" I tease
"Both of you go in right now!!, And you Laura didn't I tell you not to throw things at your brother"
I curse at Bruce mumbling in low tones
"It ain't my fault he started it and you did nothing about it"
"He didn't do nothing all he did was state the fact that you aren't 19 yet and the best choice you could make was go for violence?, Keep that attitude of yours in your hometown not here, you'd have to begin school afresh"
I could feel my ears popping at the statement,
I heard him the first time , I repeated it on purpose just to make him clarify he said it right, I know better than arguing with Dad right now , but did he just trick me, I agreed to move away from my hometown because he told me no school and the minute I get here he's telling me is start school afresh? here ? He's screwing with me and I know he is. I turn to look at Brian with a smug grin I'd love to slap right out of his face, he's 16 but acts 14,
I stump the ground and walk on in , I pass by mum who's busy unpacking
"Your rooms the third by the left upstairs hon"
I walk last her like I didn't hear what she said just now I walk to the third room on the left , I open the door ajar and all my anger fades away, I really do love my dad he's the best,
My room is painted black and blue, he knows what I like, he had spooky posters all around the room already. It still doesn't count as enough price for tricking me into coming over but let's say he paid off the interest
I lock the door to my room and slump into bed
"Finally I get to be alone after a six hour drive"
I throw my backpack on the floor, and remove my sneakers, I lay in bed for a while then I get this feeling. The feeling of my skin crawling , I look to my arm and I see goosebumps.
ARTHURI walk angrily into my room, shutting the door behind,, do these people really take me for a joke, to hell with them , they can give the alpha position to whoever they seem fit,I take off my shirt and pants staying only in my briefs."I can't believe it, even mum was involved. They think they can give my position away to my brother just because he found his mate before I did? Matter of fact I do not care"The door to my room opens , I paused staying fixes in the middle of my room,"You can come in William" ASHERI watch the both of them gaze at each other, the look of fondness, I know this feeling I get it Everytime I see my mate she makes me go crazy with just a smile, but whatever fondness this is it would ruin them both,,I don't like Arthur , we are a twin but I've never felt like we really are equal, when Arthur shifted and I didn't I became detached from him, ever since then I've never really felt close to him anymore, it felt like our twin bond was detached and was replaced by something else, but William has always being a friend all through my childhood till now, I felt broken whemmi found out he and Arthur were hooking up, somewhere deep inside of me I know the fact that I loved
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ASHERI watch the both of them gaze at each other, the look of fondness, I know this feeling I get it Everytime I see my mate she makes me go crazy with just a smile, but whatever fondness this is it would ruin them both,,I don't like Arthur , we are a twin but I've never felt like we really are equal, when Arthur shifted and I didn't I became detached from him, ever since then I've never really felt close to him anymore, it felt like our twin bond was detached and was replaced by something else, but William has always being a friend all through my childhood till now, I felt broken whemmi found out he and Arthur were hooking up, somewhere deep inside of me I know the fact that I loved
VINCENTI roll in bed next to my mate, I open my eyes and shrug, it's morning already,. Time flies real fast when you become an alpha , the responsibility weighs you down, but at the same time it's a thing of honor, I feel my mate brush her hair against my chest,"Awake ?"She smiles at me ," Yes my Lord"I laugh at her statement" And what's with the cheeky line ? , did you sleep well?""I did,but judging by the fact that you're grinning first thing in the morning I guess you didn't get a lot of sleep" LAURAMy phone rings for the fourth time tonight, thank goodness I placed it on vibration , I walk quietly and slowly down the stairs , I'm not afraid my parents might find me they probably are sleeping like logs of woods by now , they are always exhausted everynight after a day's work at the office the only worry I have is Bruce, I can tell he's up playing video games , I don't want him ratting me out to my parentsI make a little squeaky sound on the last stair"Damn, the floorboard must be loose"I look up the stairs waiting for anyone to show up anytime soon after few seconds of waiting and no sign of anyone I proceed to open the door quietly,
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LAURAMy phone rings for the fourth time tonight, thank goodness I placed it on vibration , I walk quietly and slowly down the stairs , I'm not afraid my parents might find me they probably are sleeping like logs of woods by now , they are always exhausted everynight after a day's work at the office the only worry I have is Bruce, I can tell he's up playing video games , I don't want him ratting me out to my parentsI make a little squeaky sound on the last stair"Damn, the floorboard must be loose"I look up the stairs waiting for anyone to show up anytime soon after few seconds of waiting and no sign of anyone I proceed to open the door quietly,
LAURA I stretch lazily, as I open my lids slowly, I adjust to the r dim lighted room, I can barely see things clearly , I move my hand unconsciously to feel something soft , I look down to my hand, it's a bed An alarm rings in my brain all of a sudden , it's a bed but not my bed, the memory of the previous events and my blackout hits me, instinctively I search around for a weapon, anything , but all my attempt ends in failure , the only thing in the room is a bed and a sofa, Someone turns on the light switch a I squint my eyes away from the light and slowly open them back ,gradually my lenses adjust to the light I see the woman from the previous night before the door, I
WILLIAMI grunt so loud everyone hears, I've always being a sucker for school trips but this summer i have no interest in going , every year the school organises school trips during summer on resumption I've always loved going because It creates more time for me to hang out with Arthur, we spend quality time together away from the prying eyes of the pack ,Somehow this summer everything managed to go downside within a week,it's enough trouble I have to go through the heartbreak cycle but now I'm stuck in rooms with himAre they screwing with me?, Last night I hoped to speak with him, I looked all around for him I was prepared to plead , grovel , i'd do anything to stop him from brooding but to my greatest shock I saw him flirting with
ARTHURI hold my hand down towards my lower abdomen, the feeling to retch overwhelms me, I've been in the bus for an hour , I'm headed for the school trip in Kentucky , I've avoided cramped spaces a lot ruthar likes being free once he stays in a place too long he begins to get the feeling of being cagedDuring my previous trips I've had fun times not minding anything being with William on the bus but this summer it all sucks , I think very hard"I'm not jealous right? Am I getting the feeling to retch due to my being cramped with noisy kids on the bus or because of the scene before me?"I look u
ASHERI highlight from the bus tilting my head then stretching , I had fun watching my brother drown in despair, he's such a loser, I've had my eyes on him all through , i want him to take his rightful place as alpha but he seems to have little or no interest in becoming one, he has a timeline of 3 full moons to find his mate but he seems to be making little or no effort in finding her I hope my plan goes down well."Go on I need rest and change if clothes I'm soaking wet from sweat in this outfit" I raise my hand to Pat her hair, she's pretty I watch as she continues to whine about the stuffy bus and the long trip, "Callie, I told you not to wear I warned you it was going to be a long trip and we would be cramped but what did you say ?" She looks down at her feet pouting , "I had to look colourful at least to make a statement"She's pissing me off ND she knows it<