Author: Miss Jina PM
A love stronger than life itself... 4th installment to the Eternal Stories...Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Seth - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,541 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 08-05-09 - Published: 06-08-09 - id: 5121750
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A/N: Once again guys so sorry for no updates. I have had this chapter at 4 pages since July. Finally I have come up with the rest of the chapter. It took me way too long. I really hope you enjoy it, it's totally in my own hands. This is now my story and I had to write it in my own way. There is a part you may recognize from the beginning. ENJOY! I can't wait to hear what you think, remember I'm branching off from the novels so it's going to get a little crazy!!
6. A Vision To Die For
Time was moving by rather quickly, even though I felt sluggish, tired and irritated all the time it still flew by. In fact it went by so quickly that the next thing I knew I was driving to the airport with Daren and Haven to greet, Mom, Dad, Masen, Leah and Seth as well as Haven's Family. They were all flying in for graduation, yes in 2 days time I would have a college degree, just like my Mom. Daren, Haven and I waited patiently by the luggage claim for them to come. I was feeling weak, but tried not to let it show. I wobbled slightly and was caught by Daren.
"Someone needs to get to sleep" he said holding me, one hand on each of my arms. I stumbled out of his grip and turned to face him.
"Daren, really I'm fine. I'll be able to sleep from now on" I told him.
"If you don't, I'll tell Seth what been going on, remember I still own you for 2 days" he joked.
"You don't own me, he just asked you to keep an eye on me" I smiled.
"I like to say own you, because you two are my girls and I'm going to miss you terribly when we all part ways" he made a fake sniffle and pretended to wipe a tear. He then placed his arm around the two of us, we both shrugged him off.
"Hey! Fine don't miss me then" he faked again. Both of us pushed him off balance and snickered.
As Daren was trying to be funny in the distance I saw my Family. Seth and Dad were the first ones that I saw. They were deep in conversation and didn't notice us standing there. I stood there watching them as they walked forward, then Seth looked up and stared straight at me. His face lit up, and a smile a mile wide stretched across his face. I practically ran to him and jumped into his arms. He lifted me off the ground and held me. I buried my face into his shirt and took in a deep breath of his scent. I didn't want to let go of him, the dreams scared me enough to just want to latch onto him.
"So you going to say hi to anyone else?" Dad questioned. When I pulled away from Seth's shirt I didn't even notice I was crying. There were tears streaming down my face, Seth looked at me and set me down on my feet. I backed away and hugged my Mom and Dad. No one said anything.
My parents were going to stay at the Plaza hotel near Central Park and so were Haven's parents. Daren went with Haven to make sure her parents were settled. Leah and Masen ended up getting a room next to Mom and Dad's, Seth was going to stay with me at the dorms. I didn't tell him how much I really needed him to, it was just planned already. Seth and I decided to take a walk, we exited the Plaza and headed straight for the park. It was a nice Spring day and there was a slight breeze in the air. He held my hand tight as we walked through the busy city. It was quiet for most of the walk.
"Something is off about you Anna" Seth said as we stopped at the fountain and sat down on the edge. His hand was still intertwined in mine, and he looked at me straight in the eyes.
"I'm sorry Seth, I guess finals have gotten to me" I shrugged. He squeezed my hand tighter.
"I know it's more than that Anna, Daren called me the other day" he said as I let out a sigh. Just great he rated me out, he told Seth I wasn't sleeping, great friend he is.
"What did he tell you?" I questioned. I felt a lump in my throat, I hope he didn't tell him about the job and the incident in the park that day. I hope it was just that I wasn't sleeping. He took hold of my other hand and turned slightly to face me. I took a gulp to try to get rid of the massive lump.
"He told me you weren't sleeping again, that you were having nightmares. He also said you didn't sleep before taking any of your finals, that you decided staying up would be better. What's going on Anna? You always were able to tell me things, and talk to me why are you hiding things?" he questioned. He looked hurt and betrayed. He was right, ever since I've known him I've always been able to confide in him.
"I hate worrying you Seth, I just want you to think that I'm fine so that you don't worry" I told him. He released one of his hands from my grip and placed his hand on my face. He caressed my cheek with his thumb.
"I hate that your lying to me and not telling me what's going on. Don't worry that I'm worrying, I care too much not to worry. I love you. I want you to confide in my like you used to" I looked into his eyes and felt the tears coming. I knew my eyes were glassy because he was becoming blurry. His thumb caught the first tear to fall, and he pulled me into his warm body. I loved everything about him, his scent, his touch and the way his breath lingered in my ear.
"I'm sorry. I won't lie anymore Seth, I'm not doing good at all, not one bit" I sobbed. His hand rubbed my back and his touch made everything seem better.
"Are you going to tell me what's going on?" he questioned.
"I'm having dreams again, he keeps getting into my head. Seth I'm scared I know what he wants to do, he wants to get everyone in this Family killed. He had an idea to have me kill some lady in the park and then expose myself for what I really am, and to get the Volturi involved" I left out the job part, and I would keep it that way. His arms wrapped around me, he pulled me into his chest and let me sob. He didn't say anything, he just allowed me to cry out all of my frustration.
The night before graduation I lay in bed with Seth, Haven had gone off to sleep in Rustle's room for the night. I was in his arms and we were under the covers, my heart was pounding. We had just finished fooling around and decided to relax before bed. I looked up at the ceiling and my heart was pounding. I heard his breathing calm, as we lay there ins silence for a moment.
"Seth?" my voice cracked. I felt it coming, after keeping it all inside I had to tell him, tell him about the job. I needed him to know. He looked over at me noticing the look on my face.
"What's wrong baby?" he questioned. He sat up and stared down at me. I shifted myself so that I was sitting up next to him. I covered myself with the sheet.
"I haven't been completely honest with you" I said. His facial expression didn't change. It stayed worried.
"I had a job interview lined up, it was a few weeks ago. It was a great opportunity with this orchestra in New York. I would also be helping kids become apart of it when they got older" I said.
"So did you get it?" he asked.
"I missed it" I put my head down, pushed the tears back and continued.
"I was on my way, when I had a sense of déjà vu, it was weird. I had a vision or dream that he wanted me to kill this lady in central park in front of everyone. So stupid me I followed my feeling and went to the park. I saw the lady, she was sitting there reading her book. Then he got into my head, I collapsed and was almost taken to the hospital. I had to convince them I was okay. By the time I had come conscience and convinced them I was fine, it was already to late. I didn't call to reschedule. I didn't tell you because I have a life with you back in Washington."
He was silent for a really long time. I wasn't sure if I should say more or stay quiet. His face turned a bit angry. He lifted the sheets off of him, and threw on his boxers. I watched as he grabbed his pants off the back of my computer chair, his shirt too. I watched him without emotion. He grabbed his shoes and sat at the end of the bed.
"Your leaving?" I questioned. He looked at me.
"I'm going to go stay with Leah and Masen at the hotel" he said blankly.
"Are you coming to my graduation?" I asked. He gave me the "What do you think" look. I kept my tears from falling. I pushed everyone of them back.
"I just need to be by myself" he said. I furrowed my brow at him, I was hurt. He wasn't going to stay here with me, he was going to go back to the hotel. There goes a night of peaceful sleep. I would have to keep myself awake all night. I would be alone in my dorm room.
"I'm sorry, I just couldn't tell you, I tried during Spring break. Seth you asked me to marry you and you bought me a house, how could I take the job?" I questioned.
"You could have said something, I would have told you to take the god damn job. Anna I'll see you tomorrow" he stood up. I watched as he turned his back to me. He was clearly hurt that I didn't tell him. I don't think it was because I didn't take the job, it was because I had kept so many things from him since I came here. Maybe he felt like I was slipping from him. I know I was slipping from myself. I watched as he slowly walked out of the room, the door clicked lightly. I just stared at the door. My eyes were drier than a bone.
The night progressed on, I kept myself awake. I walked through the hallways, I think I went to every floor. Most kids were sleeping, there were a few dorm rooms that I could hear small parties in. It was around 4am when I came to Daren's door. I knocked lightly. His roommate had left already, he was only a junior. I heard the floor boards creak. His footsteps grew louder, and when the door opened there he stood in only his boxers. His hair was a mess.
"Anna, your up early" he said motioning for me to come inside. I stepped inside and he flipped on his lamp by his bed. He lazily flopped back onto it. I was in my striped PJ's, with a white tank top. I had on slippers with cats on them. He looked down at my slippers and snickered. When he was done rubbing the sleep out of his eyes he stared at me.
"Anna? Why are you here? Didn't Seth spend the night with you?" he questioned. I shook my head "no". He eyed me. He patted the spot next to him on the bed. I deeply sighed and felt his hand graze my back.
"What's wrong girl?" he questioned.
"I told him, about the job" it came out as nearly a whisper. I had nothing left in me, no tears and no emotion. I was blank.
"I hurt him, I have been keeping far too much from him. I think he's thinking about things. He left me once before, he could be thinking about it again. Thinking about how it would benefit me if he wasn't in my life. How I could live a normal life if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have to worry about making him happy. I hated when he left me Daren, I hated every second. That's why I am the way I am. Somehow that period of time molded me into this big ball of depression. I haven't been able to slip out of it since then, you and Haven brought me back to life though, College was definitely awesome. I just wish everything could be awesome" Daren listened.
"Hon, he's not going anywhere. You can't get rid of that boy ever. He called me every day to make sure you were okay. He wants what is best for you. Of course he's hurt that you didn't tell him some things, but everyone has their secrets. I wish I had someone as good as Seth. You are a very lucky girl, and he is even more lucky to have you. I know you have an un-happy side Anna, everyone does. Hell, my parents don't really speak to me much, I'm gay they hate that. I was depressed for years, when I came here and met you guys I was cured. I know you're a happy person Anna, I've seen it. You two better not let each other go, I would kill for a relationship like what you two have. Believe me when I say the guy is crazy in love with you" he smiled. I wrapped my arms around Daren.
"How about we let you get some sleep?" he questioned. I nodded. I took my slippers off and put myself next to Daren. He slipped his arm underneath my head and held me close. Daren didn't block dreams as well as Seth, I still had nightmares in his arms. I didn't allow myself to sleep for long. I felt a nightmare approach about 45 minutes later, I pulled myself awake and sat there staring at the ceiling until Daren woke up. I told him I was asleep and had just woken up when he did.
When I got to my room there was still no sign of Seth. It looked like Haven had been here to grab her things. I prepared myself for graduation, showering and doing my hair and makeup. I looked up at the mirror, I wore a purple sun dress. I hid the lines under my eyes with tons of makeup. I had to act like I had slept last night.
They held graduation in Central Park this year. It was a very huge deal. The graduates were playing a song together for the very last time. I of course got to play the piano, I even had a solo lined up. I was a bit nervous as I scanned the audience. They set up a bunch of chairs, and some bleachers. They even had a shaded area for those who needed it. The day wasn't sunny, but it wasn't raining either. I sat down at the piano while the others situated themselves at their instruments. We began to play, it was a piece that we all wrote together just for graduation. We had worked on it the entire year. We even had a few singers, like Haven and Daren jammed out on an electric guitar. I closed my eyes as I felt my solo come up too quickly. I saw Seth's face in my mind as I played with my eyes closed again. The same way I had played to audition. I kept my mind focused on my part. When I was done, I opened my eyes and noticed a few people standing and cheering. It wasn't just my Family it was almost the entire group. I smiled and felt a little less depressed.
The song ended and the senior class got a standing ovation. We all filed to our seats. The ceremony was long and drawn out, like every graduation. It was finally up to the diploma's. I looked up as I was number 50 on the list. Curse my last name starting with "B".
"Anna Bella Black" the dean read off. There was a stage in front of us. Each student one by one, standing in line with each other climbed up the stairs. We had to stop and take a picture as we stopped at the stop of the steps. Then when our name was called we walked across to a bunch of faculty members awaiting us. My heart raced, I wasn't nervous, I felt shaky. I knew what this was, it wasn't nerves it was a vision. It was a really bad one. I felt my knees grow like rubber, I grabbed the diploma and it was the last thing of my graduation that I remembered.
I was back at this scene that I had seen before. I could have sworn that this was a dream while I was in College. I now see myself driving up the house in a new car, coming from the direction of my new home. I looked around the yard, it looked as if it was being set up for a wedding, my wedding. My heart pounded, as I looked at the house.
My front door was left wide open, it was dark inside. I creped in slowly. There was no sound coming from the house, I wondered why the door was open and where everyone was. This was the same nightmare as I had a few months prior. It was so bad that I feel as if it was now turning from a nightmare to a vision that will turn into reality. The moonlight was the only thing that lit my way. I stood motionless in the center of what I could see was my living room. I reached for the light on the table, I clicked it three times and still there were no lights. The power must have went out. They knew I was coming home, so where were they? I stumbled over something, and fell to the ground. I had the wind nearly knocked out of me as I hit the floor. It was painful, but not enough to stop me from getting up. I stood up and still blindly searched for everyone. The room darkened as I walked further into the house. The blinds were closed on every window and I began to feat something was terribly wrong.
"Mom, Dad where are you guys?" I called out.
"Masen?" I added. I felt around finally reaching the stairs. One step at a time I climbed up. The upstairs was just as dark as the lower level. I walked slowly towards the bedrooms, when I opened my door from what I could tell nothing was out of place. Everything looked normal, and just as I left it.
"Mom?" I tried to call out for someone again. I heard movement in the room down the hallway. I turned quickly and my heart began to race. I started to walk forward, my door creaked a bit as I shut it. I made my way to where the noise was coming from, my parents bedroom. I slowly followed the sound.
"Mom, Dad…" I called again. There was no answer.
"Anna, Anna it's in here" I heard my Mom's voice, but what was she talking about, what was in there? I slowly crept towards the door. It was closed, and I could hear the voice again.
"Anna over here" she called again. I put my ear up against the door.
"What is it Mom?" I questioned. There was no answer. I started to feel my stomach ache. I couldn't tell what was going to happen next. I reached for the doorknob, and slowly turned it. By this point my hands were shaking out of control. My mind raced with a million different scenarios. The door slowly opened and the room was dark all except a light that was beaming from the television.
"Mom?" I questioned. There was silence. The sudden sound of fuzz echoing off the T.V. startled me. I jumped, and then looked towards the bed where the light was hitting it. There was a lump in my Mom's bed. At first my feet felt cemented to the ground, something was holding me back.
"Mom is that you?" I questioned. There was no answer or no movement. I got up the courage to walk forward. As I inched towards the bed, I felt nervous and scared, and as soon as I touched the bed, I felt a chill flow through my body. I took in one deep breath and grabbed the covers. Okay, on the count of 3 pull the covers… 1, 2, …
He jumped out at me knocking me to the ground. It was him, Andrew he snickered and I knew it was my own vision. The way he mocked me, the way he looked and sounded, it wasn't him getting into my head. I heard something in my closet, the voice whimpered.
"Who's in there?" I questioned him. I was still lying on my back, I was trapped in his arms. I heard the voice again.
"Where is my Family?" I asked.
"No one is here, they all went out for a while, but I have something for you" he got up off of me. He pulled me up and held his hand around my wrist tightly. He opened the closet door and there was Haven. She was tied up. She looked helpless.
"Don't hurt her, she has nothing to do with this" I cried. He looked at me.
"No, your right she doesn't" with his other hand he grabbed her and pulled her out of the closet. He reached over onto my parents coffee table. Haven stumbled out, her hands tied behind her back.
"Now, my Brother really knew how to do things. Apparently he likes to video tape certain things, and I feel the same way about it. Now let's see, how can I expose you for who you really are. How can I get you killed? At least if one of you dies I'll know that my Brothers death is avenged" I saw the red light of the camera go on. I remember Grandma Bella telling me the story of what happened the day she faced James. He had a camera with him, that he took from her house. He still had me with one hand. Haven couldn't move, she was now on the floor, she looked frightened. He then picked up Haven and looked at me.
"Now, for the whole world to see… I brought you a snack" his voice echoed in my head. He grabbed Haven still holding onto me. She stood up, she had a black and blue on her eye. I looked at her, she had tears streaming down her face.
"Haven, I'm so sorry" I almost choked myself.
"He killed Rustle" she sobbed. I looked over at him. I hated how strong he was, even with only one hand. My strength was not enough to break out of his grip. Just then I heard a crash and Rustle's body poured out of the closet. I backed away and screamed. He had drained the blood completely out of him. I felt my adrenalin rush, I had to work myself up in order to be strong.
"I didn't mean to get you…"
"Bite her already Anna, you remember what I taught you don't you?" he nudged me towards her. I looked at her with apologetic eyes. She was sobbing out of control.
"What does he mean?" she questioned.
"Haven I don't really have time to.." he pushed me forward and pushed us together. He had cut her neck slightly. Just a tiny paper cut. I could smell the blood. It hadn't bothered me in so long, the smell of blood, the urge to kill. I was normal for so god damn long, now here I was about ready to bite my best friend.
"Let's go, I have 30 minutes left on this tape…" he urged. He pushed me closer, knocking Haven and I down. I landed on top of her. She coughed as we both hit the floor. She hit her head, it wasn't hard but it was bad enough where I saw blood.
"Haven, oh no, please" I touched the back of her head. My hands covered in blood as I pulled my hands up. She eyed me. I let in the smell, her blood was sweet. It smelled good. I hadn't had any blood in months. I knew it and I could feel it.
"Anna, now before I snap your neck" he yelled.
"I'd rather you snap my neck then kill an innocent human" I yelled back. He grabbed my shirt and lifted me.
"You will do this do you hear me" he yelled. He pushed me back down on top of her, she coughed again. He had the camera in one hand and the back of my head in his other hand. He moved my head and placed it against her neck. I felt my throat burn with the desire to kill her. I knew exactly what he was going to with the tape. He was going to broadcast it somehow, get it out in the open. Expose my Family. Get the Volturi after me for making our presence known. He placed the camera down, it was angled so that he wasn't shown at all. I felt Haven's skin under my teeth. He took my head and pushed me……..