|I'll Always Be There
Author: xxx Queen Of Slayers xxx PM
Night World FanFic. 1 year later, Ash goes to Briar Creek. But new surprises are in store, and old enemies return. Through this, can Ash and MaryLynnette's love possibly Survive? The Soulmates will have a lot to find out about each other... COMPLETERated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 12,077 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12-29-07 - Published: 09-18-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3791264
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Daughters of darkness one. This is what happens one year later, and the characters, names, and storyline are all the work of L.J.Smith, but I added my own plot and a few new characters.
For those of you who are reading this, this takes place AFTER the 9th book; WITCHLIGHT, so please don't get confused…
Summary of Daughters of Darkness:- Mary-Lynnette Carter was an average girl in an average small town called Briar Creek, who had one friend called Jeremy, a brother Mark, a Dad, and a Step mom, Claudine. Three Girls called Jade, Kestrel, and Rowan Redfern, who have run away from an Island where they belong which they don't like because of the endless restrictions, marriages, etc, all come to Briar Creek to try and live with their Aunt, Ms. Burdock. But she is dead, staked by someone. Mary-Lynnette notices them burying her body and investigates with Mark, who eventually falls head over heels in love with Jade. Mary-Lynnette (Mare) eventually finds out that the sisters are vampires in a society called the Night World (On my profile page) and that they can't go back, or they'll be killed. And their brother, who Mare meets before she finds out that the sisters are vampires, is called Ash, and he is also coming to Briar Creek to bring them back. Surprise – Mare and Ash are Soulmates, the one person in all the world that is meant for them, two halves of a whole who will be together fro eternity. But he's a Player and a general Bad boy, and she's the type of girl who helps out old ladies. But the sisters, As, Mark, and Mare all try to find out who is the killer, who, at the end, is finally revealed to be Mare's friend, Jeremy. Who is also a werewolf. He wants to make Mare like him, so they can be together, and in the end, Mare has to kill Jeremy. Quinn, Ash's 'friend', believes Ash when Ash says that the sisters are there to hunt and also believes he killed Aunt Opal to protect the 'family honor' and also killed Jeremy because he was a 'renegade werewolf'. Ash finally leaves Briar Creek, promising that he would redeem himself for all the evil things he did, but promises to be back in one year…
Chapter 1: Something's Wrong
Jade gasped. "Look!"
They all saw it, and Mary-Lynnette felt her heart jump violently. A bolt of light was streaking across the darkness in the northeast. Not a little wimpy shooting star-a brilliant green meteor that crossed half the sky, showering sparks. It was right above Ash's path, as if lighting his way.
A late Perseid. The last of the summer meteors. But it seemed like a blessing
"Quick, quick, wish," Mark was telling Jade eagerly. "A wish on that star you gotta get."
Mary-Lynnette glanced at his excited face, at the way his eyes shone with excitement. Beside him, Jade was clapping, her own eyes wide with delight.
I'm so glad you're happy, Mary-Lynnette thought. My wish for you came true. So now maybe I can wish for myself.
I wish . . . I wish . . .
Ash turned around and smiled at her. "See you next year," he said. "With slain dragon!"
He started down the weed-strewn path to the road. For a moment, in the deep violet twilight, he did look to Mary-Lynnette like a knight walking off on a quest. A knight-errant with shining blond hair and no weapons, going off into a very dark and dangerous wilderness. Then he turned around and walked backward, waving, which ruined the effect.
Everyone shouted goodbyes.
Mary-Lynnette could feel them around her, her brother and her three blood-sisters, all radiating warmth and support. Playful Jade. Fierce Kestrel. Wise and gentle Rowan. And Mark, who wasn't sullen and solitary anymore. Tiggy wound himself around her ankles, purring amiably.
"Even when we're apart, we'll be looking at the same sky!" Ash yelled.
"What a line," Mart-Lynnette called back. But he was right. The sky would be there for both of them. She'd always know he was there somewhere, looking up at it in wonder. Just knowing that was important.
And she was clear on who she was at last. She was Mary-Lynnette, and someday she'd discover a supernova or a comet or a black hole, but she'd do it as a human. And Ash would come back next year.
And she would always love the night.
One year later:
"Oh, great" Mare muttered.
She; Mark, her brother; and Ash's Redfern sisters surveyed the Night Worlders that were rapidly approaching them.
Mare had a sudden vision of Ash talking to Thea Harman, and sent a message to him telling him to get his butt down here. She only hoped he was in time, 'cause things were NOT looking good at the moment…
He noticed Thierry's soulmate, Hannah, sitting next to Thierry on a chair next to his desk, looking at some scrolls.
"What brings you here, Ash?" Thierry asked. Hannah just smiled at him, but there was a question on her face.
Ash took a deep breath. "Please may I go to Briar Creek? I think Mares in some kind of trouble – I got a message from her"
"Well, you have nothing to do here, so you could" Thierry said
"Thanks" Ash ran outside to his Black Porsche car, praying he was in time for whatever was going on.
Speeding down the highway, he exceeded the speed limit, and by the time he reached Briar Creek, he was lucky that no officers had come after him.
"Please be there," he muttered, running into the forest, where he was sure he heard the message from.
Crashing into the trees, he ended up into a small clearing where he could see Mare, Mark, and his sisters, Kestrel, Jade, and Rowan, facing a gang of what looked like Hunter Redfern's cohorts.
"What the hell?!" Ash cursed. His sisters may be vampires, but they were no match for the vampires, shapeshifters, and witches that where facing them, not to mention that they also had to protect Mare and Mark.
Within minutes, Ash had knocked out four of the vampires, Rowan was tussling with two of the witches, Kestrel and Jade were circling one of the werewolves, having beaten two together, and Mare was fighting with another werewolf, having already beaten one of the Witches. Ash admired her courage and strength.
But suddenly, Ash saw the werewolf that Mare was fighting with; draw out a wicked looking blade. Mare noticed it as well, but before Ash had time to shout out a warning, the werewolf plunged the blade into her heart.