Author: ZisisGirl23 PM
After the death of her best human friend Lisa wants nothing more then to return to her old home. Arbor, the underground vampire boarding school has always been home but when Lisa returns in search of answers and hope she realized things have changed. Including Daniel who now hates her for whatever reason and is dating her worst enemy.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 52,458 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 04-16-13 - Published: 12-11-12 - id: 8786771
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Hey People! I decided to try this tory. Let me know what you think and if i should continue! R&R!~ ZisisGirl23
"Are you sure you want this?" Mom asked after parking our red Honda in the middle of the Redwood Forest. We were hours away from San Diego now.
I looked out the windshield at the clearing in front of us. Underneath it was Arbor: my home, my old life, my only world since I was three. It was the vampire school for the kids here in California. But I left that haven to9 find happiness in the human world. And I had found it but I soon realized that where there is happiness, hell is not too far behind. Coming back home though, made a difference. It was either this or hell…
I left home to live with my parents, to seek out the world the humans were so fascinated with. The world I would come to know when I would turn twenty one. In the human world I learned who my parents truly were, how the humans lived, and how to feed with out committing murder. It had been fun and I had found so many new friends among the humans. For once I thought I finally belonged. But I didn't realize that there was no other place I belonged in besides Arbor.
All my efforts of happiness had been worthless when my life spun out of control/ And that's when I found myself missing Arbor more then ever.
"This place will always be home." I said. Mom didn't want me to go back. She had left me to Arbor where all vampire children went when they started understanding who they were, and craving blood. Mom was an amazing vampire and could pass for a human better then anyone I knew. Besides me. I'm not being egotistical. I'd been around humans longer and more casually then mom had when she had been my age so being around humans was second nature.
"I know you were miserable after Jackie's attack. But you have to let it go Lisa. There was nothing you could do." She said quietly and tears flooded my eyes.
"I could have though. I could have told her who I was and warned her. I could have stopped her from going with that guy. I just thought…I thought I recognized him from somewhere. And then she wouldn't listen to me." I wiped the tears and looked away. Jackie had been my best human friend. She was the only other person I trusted besides one of my other vampire friends.
Didn't know who I was though, what I was. And the night we ha finished band practice we decided to go clubbing. That night she was swept off her feet for a boy…a vampire. But she didn't know about the vampire part, and I tried to stop her. But she wouldn't listen. I was about to fight when another vampire knocked me out. When I woke up I found police cars outside the club and my best friend's body being dragged out. People knew it was blood loss, but not from what. If they had looked closer she bad two tiny little holes in her neck, her wrist, and shoulder.
Not one but three vampires had killed her. Three. Vampires weren't supposed to kill humans, just drink a safe amount for them and the human. Some drank fresh blood others from blood packets mailed to them by donors. But there were rogue vamps, and this is what they did. They killed.
Arbor was the only safe place for me now though. If I left the house the vampires might come after me to make sure I didn't open my mouth. Plus I had a feeling that Arbor was connected. The vampire who had Jackie was oddly familiar from the memories I could find. But after being knocked out by another I hardly remembered what they looked like. But Arbor had answers, it always did and that's one of the reasons I was back.
"This is where I can start over and find answers, mom." I said finally, and she nodded. She hugged me and kissed my cheek. Then I got out of the car and grabbed my bags. I went to the middle of the clearing and uttered the Latin word for vampire and whoosh I was suddenly underground starring at the iron gates of Arbor. There inside the gates right in front of the main building stood a huge Arbor tree. The only one to ever grow underground, without sun light. Some say it's magic, I think it's the fact that the tree is a symbol of faith. Whenever someone loses faith and hope the tree looses a leaf. It lost more then one when I left as I could see and looking at it now I could see new buds at my arrival.
I breathed in the air and looked at the five marble white buildings. I pressed my finger to the door bell. The speaker beside it cracked.
"Hello? May I help you?" Mrs. Lynn from the office asked. I smiled knowing there was a camera somewhere watching me.
"Hey Mrs. Lynn, it's Lisa. I'm back." I said and the crackling continued for a moment.
"Lisa! Come on it sweaty! We've been expecting you!" She cried and the iron gates creaked open. I walked in and stopped at the tree and pressed my hand against the hard bark and breathed in the scent of the underground and the Arbor tree. I smiled.
"Home at last." I whispered.