ELLEN It was a perfect night for a stroll. I was in high spirits, as I strode beside Cullen listening to him recount his stories. He was a good storyteller, I had to give him that. This wasn't meant to be a date, however, Cullen had insisted on calling it that. He had been excited when I had called him to enquire if he was free at the moment. He hadn't taken a moment to even consider, before he had said that he wasn't. As we strolled side by side, I could barely keep my eyes off his. Those mesmerising eyes of his. Bloody Heavens! I had imagined looking into them, and screaming at the top of my lungs. It was a welcoming sight to imagine. I couldn't wait, but yet I had to wait. "Want to grab a bite?" He cut into my thoughts, with his eyebrows raised in concern. "Oh! Yea sure." I replied. He wasn't just sexily handsome, he was caring as well. I could only hope it was going to last. Zach hadn't been able to keep up, and so I had had to get away with wi
DEVAN Envy, hate, and rage gnawed at the insides of my visceral. I doubted if I was capable of containing it any longer than I had already done. Seating there in the cold street that night, I felt my heart thudding as I watched the couple that stood just outside the door of Sweet Raymond's store. I felt hurt, broken and betrayed. Cullen had found a way to win her heart when I couldn't. A sad love story it was. I dug my hand into Robb's jacket that I had on, and I felt something. I pulled it out, and sighed. It was a cigarette stick. Robb always knew his way around things, even in his absence he always knew how to lure me into things I had no interest in. I watched Cullen wrap his arm around Miss Ellen, and I knew I couldn't pretend no more. I dug my hand into the pocket on the other side of the jacket. There had to be a lighter somewhere. I was right. I pulled the lighter out, and lit the end of the cigarette. Without stopping to consider what I was about
DEVAN The news of the fire incident had circulated around the whole school by the next day. I was terrified to my bones, after hearing that Mr. Cullen had been a victim of the fire. He hadn't been in the car when Sam had set the car ablaze. So, how had he managed to end up in the car? Only Sam could provide answers, but just when he was needed, he was absent. The whole school was rowdy as always, but today was different. Everyone had one news of the fire incident or the other. Some said Mr. Cullen hadn't survived the incident, and others refuted that argument. I was cold inside. I dreaded seeing Miss Ellen that day. How could I face her when I had done that to her? I could only hope Mr. Cullen had survived the incident. He had to. If perchance he didn't make it out alive, investigations were going to kick in, and soon enough Sam was going to be found out. I didn't want Sam to get caught yet. I had great plans for him. He was still of much use to me. Now, wi
ELLEN The scent of flowers, and the stench of antiseptics weren't an excellent combo. However, here I was with a bouquet of flowers, a get well card, and the smell of antiseptics choking life out of me. I glanced at my wrist watch, and coincidentally he walked through the door. He glanced around briefly in search of me, but I didn't wave or call out to him, I just watched and waited until he found me. "What took you so long?" I asked upon his arrival. He was dashing as always, with dark shades on, which I deemed totally unnecessary as regards to this kind of event. He was sexier than I had cared to notice. "I'm sorry, Ellen." He mumbled, and brushed his head slightly. The gods be damned! He had even made the extra effort to style his hair. Little wonder he hadn't cared about how long I had been seated on that damned hospital seat, expecting his arrival. "Did you bring flowers?" I quizzed, expecting a negative reply. "Well, yes I did." He rep
DEVAN 'A Dog on a leash!' Those very words still found a way to haunt me, even without the presence of its owner. Ellen had found a way to mock me even in her absence. It was clear that I needed to do something about Blue, before anyone else found out. And maybe find Sam along the way, if I was lucky enough. I wasn't always lucky anyways. I opened the door to Robb's room, and there he was with reddened eyes that never seemed to close. "You should be asleep." I noted. He raised his eyebrow, and chuckled. "You should be asleep, Devan." I closed the door as quietly as I could, and strolled towards him. "Well, I do need your help." His eyes widened as he drew closer. "You can't sleep? Don't worry, I've got the best stuffs for you." He promised ransacking his pockets, with a chuckle. "I didn't come here to talk about your stuffs at this time of the night, Robbie." His countenance fell immediately. "What do you want then? I've got nothing else to
ELLEN I woke up with a fix. I was naked, and in another bed that was entirely different from the one I had slept in the previous night. I was startled, and wasn't comprehending how I had ended up here. Something was totally off, and I wasn't liking it any bit. I stood to my feet, and headed towards the door. Had I gotten myself drunk the previous night? I couldn't tell. I pushed the door weakly, but it didn't budge. It was stiff. Someone had locked the door from outside. I heard footsteps approaching the door, and I retreated. Maybe I should have hidden myself, but there was no where to hide. It was just an empty room with a huge bed at the middle. The sound of keys rattling resounded, and I saw the door knob turn, and he walked in. Bloody Zach! "Are you awake, Baby?" He quizzed with a smirk. My eyes widened in confusion. This didn't seem right. It had all shades of perplexity clearly written on it, and I was perturbed. "What's going on, Zach?
DEVAN It was the wee hours of the hours of the morning when I stole quietly to the sitting room with nothing but my backpack. I had to leave before Robb or Mum awakened. Mum had vehemently kicked against the idea of me going for the school trip, but I was having none of that. I tiptoed quietly through the sitting room with hopes of not awakening anyone. Mum was seated on the chair, snoring deeply, and a bottle of empty whiskey on her laps. Robb had done that to her. I inserted the key into the keyhole, and turned it in the reverse. I was a few steps away from victory. I turned the door knob, and stepped outside. The cold was biting. I held my arms tightly together, and rubbed them. I should have taken a sweatshirt along, but I hadn't. I could go back inside to get one, but I couldn't risk it. It was too risky, I could be caught. "You need a ride?" Mum quizzed behind me. I froze in shock, and turned around to face her. She was covered with a blanket, and
ELLEN Nothing seemed to amuse me anymore, except this promotion I was pinning for. I wasn't interested in going on this trip without Cullen anymore. I had wanted to go along with him, and had even considered having an affair with him, if he had asked me to. Seven hells! That would have been crazy. It would have been a wild ride. I could almost feel him inside of me already. I wanted that, but that couldn't happen anymore. Cullen wasn't here, and I was stuck here in this bus with students chattering unnecessarily, and a few other teachers who hadn't deemed me fit to welcome into their flock. Little wonder, I had grown so attached to Cullen. I had no one else who was ready to talk with me, or listen to me. Not even Zach. I plugged my earpiece in, and tried to shut my thoughts out. Perhaps, I should have listened to Zach. It was suddenly beginning to seem like he had been right all along. I should have listened and stayed back. Maybe, I would have