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: 20 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 04-16-13 - Published: 12-11-12 - id: 8786771
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"How is this possible?" Daniel asked looking over at Nate, and then started pacing. I was numb as I sat by the hospital bed with Jack next to me rubbing my back. Ashley had left to get food for her and Jack. Nate had not shown any sign of consciousness, and the doctors couldn't figure out why. Neither could Daniel or I.
"I just can't understand this?" Daniel ranted. I just sat there rubbing Nate's hand. His hand was cold but I could feel the blood pulsing through softly and faintly, but still there.
"Man, what are you going on about?" Jack asked getting irritated. He couldn't figure out why Daniel and I were tense. The fact that Nate had three bites and looked like he was completely bloodless yet still alive was driving us crazy. I didn't express it though, my thoughts were focused on who could possibly be doing this to me.
"He's practically drained!" Daniel growled.
"And what does that mean?" Jack challenged.
"It means that he should be dead!" Daniel snapped. "And since he isn't, they did something to him, or something made them stop." He continued and then walked around the bed and squatted in front of me.
"Do you think they turned him into a half?" He asked. I took my eyes away from Nate to Danny's eyes.
"No, why would they?" I asked.
"To turn him against you?" He suggested, I gave him a bland look.
"He's hiding something." Ashley said walking into the room. I looked up at her. She was right, Nate was always secretive, at this point anything he's done for the past few months could be a factor.
"Could you boys give me and Ashley a minute?" I asked and the guys just looked at us. I motioned to the door and Jack got up and started to leave. Daniel was more of a challenge but I managed to get him out.
"This wasn't random. They meant to kill him, but something stopped them." Ashley said looking over Nate.
"Forgot that you wanted to go into the FBI." I muttered as Ashley pulled back the covers over Nate. We both gasped at the sight. He had three bites. One on his neck, another on his chest and the last one right above his hip. But that wasn't what caught us off guard. It was the black crescent moon over his heart.
"Oh my god." I whispered.
"It's right where yours is, but yours have bat wings." Ashley said touching the tattoo then pulling back. She looked up at me.
"You once said that you're tattoo marked you as a vampire and all vampires have one over their heart. What does THAT mean." She said pointing to the tattoo. I gulped.
"Lycan." I said quietly and her eyes nearly fell out.
"H-He's a werewolf?" She asked hesitantly.
"If that's a fake tattoo then it's a damn good one." I said stepping forward and touching it lightly. I could feel the power of lycan seep through and suddenly my nose was flooded with the smells of…dog.
"How did he hide this?" I asked astounded.
"He must have been so careful." Ashley whispered staring at him.
"You can't tell anyone, not even Jack. There's more to this then I thought and I have a feeling that Nate has answers. Just please go and get Danny." I said looking up at her. She had tears in her eyes and she looked broken.
"I always liked him." She whispered and I nodded knowingly.
"Remember how you used to say how guys who put on that player façade were hiding something, I always knew he was, but I never imagined it being this big." She said as the tears began to fall.
"Well figure this out, but right now I need you to pull together, trust me this is breaking me too. Just please get Danny, he can help." She nodded but just before she left she looked back at me.
"How many more secrets will it take to break us all apart?" She whispered and I closed my eyes.
"I wish I knew." I said when the door shut leaving me to look at my brother who wasn't completely human. A werewolf…never in my life would I think he was hiding something this big. But how did he keep it from me? My senses would have picked up on it as soon as I entered school, but he'd been hiding this for years, why? Was he scared that I would start a fight. Weres and vamps didn't hate each other, that was a common misconception but it is known that we don't always agree very well. I traced the tattoo again and I felt that supernatural power surge through me again.
As I felt myself break and piece myself back together internally Daniel had slipped inside.
"Risa?" He asked quietly, knowing I was in shock from something. "What's going on?" He asked. I beckoned him forward and he did. He stood next to me and I pulled the covers back for him to see. His eyes widened and he froze.
"He's been hiding this for years, but I don't know how. This whole mystery is twisted and the more we wait the more people that are attacked. But they stopped because they realized to hurt a were is to hurt a pack. Packs work together. His pack will be looking for him and when they find out what happened they will not be happy." I said as Daniel reached out and traced the tattoo. He looked me in the eye.
"This changes everything. Theses vampires have started a war with his pack. But they were after you so you're in danger too." Daniel said seriously.
"I know. But I can't leave Nate. He's a brother, and he has answers. These attacks aren't random." I said touching Nate's cold head.
"Well at least we now know how he survived and how to make him conscious. " Daniel said finally.
"Yeah, he need's his energy back. Problem is we don't know what kind of meat he prefers." I muttered.
"Ever notice what type of meat he puts in his sandwiches?"
"He didn't eat much like me, in front of others. I think he hunted a lot."
"How long do you think it will take for his pack to get here?"
"Not much considering they're already here." I said looking at the door and watching two tall, muscular men walking in. One had Nate's blonde hair and facial features. I had met his dad before and he had liked me but as of right now I couldn't tell. The other man had jet black hair and bright green eyes. He looked at Nate's body and then at us.
"Lisa Johnson." The man with black hair said stepping forward. "We understand what has happened and no we don't hold you accountable. My name is Derek Hall." He said, and I knew he was the alpha of the pack. He held out his hand. I shook it and immediately felt warmth run through me. Where we vampires were cold werewolves had extreme body heat.
"It's nice to meet you Mr. Hall, and I'm so sorry Mr. Lewis. I have no idea what is going on and I definitely didn't want this to happen to Nathan." I said quickly. Nate's dad looked at me.
"You're like a daughter to me, I know you would never want this for Nate. And I know you are just as confused as we are." He said in a deep masculine voice. Then his eyes fell on Daniel.
"We've met before haven't we?" He said taking a step towards Danny.
"Yes, we have. My parents know you." Daniel said narrowing his eyes.
"Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Chase, one of my good friends. Ah now I see it. You look a bit like your older brother. Domenic right?"
"And you Daniel?"
"You already know this."
"You take after your father."
"And your son is lying here unconscious"
"That is a problem but I have a feeling this should be his punishment for dealing with what he was dealing with." Mr. Hall cut in.
"What has he been dealing with?" I asked.
"Nathan has always been secretive but he started some gambling with some…vampires." Nate's dad said. I closed my eyes and rubbed my temples. Nate would always do stuff like this, I knew about the gambling but with vampires? Was he that stupid? To owe a vampire money or anything else is to owe your life. Don't pay on time and you're finished.
"How does Lisa tie in?" Daniel asked.
"Nate put it in Lisa's name." Mr. Hall said quietly and no one moved. My eyes bugged out and my fangs were begging to come out. I was shocked and then enraged.
"What?!" I shrieked.
"He knew that if they found out he was a were that they'd give him a hard time. Street vampires can be very…I suppose racist to us wolves." Nate's dad said.
"So that's why…Jackie." I whispered and suddenly the pieces came together.
"They think you have their money so they started attacking. They killed Jackie as a warning thinking that you knew what they wanted. But that night when they searched you, you had nothing of value. That confused them." Mr. Hall explained.
"Then they sent the same three goons to attack you." Daniel said.
"And since I haven't responded they decided to attack Nate but they didn't realize that it was actually him who owed the money." I whispered.
"It doesn't matter to them that Nathan owes the money because on paper you do." Mr. Hall said.
"He caused...Jackie's death." I whispered and then I looked up at his dad.
"When did you find out?" I asked.
"I didn't know until Nate told me that you were attacked. Then he came clean about it. He thought he could handle it and look where it's gotten us." His dad replied. That bastard! Nate didn't tell anyone about begin a were and then started gambling in MY name. He caused Jackie's death, my attack and ultimately his own safety.
"I-I need to go home. I can't…I can't be here anymore." I said trying to calm down. I was in a state of shock and hatred. He was my rock, my brother, when Jackie died he was the only one there. And now I know why. He was guilty, and so was I because I thought I caused this. In actuality he did.
"He's not a bad kid, Lisa." His dad whispered and when I looked him in his eyes I realized he didn't want me to leave his son. He wanted me to forgive him.
"Sir, you're son better find a way to pay that dept. Because I sure as hell am not. If another one of the people I love dies then I can promise you that I will kill him myself and that is a threat. You wolves are not in a position to go to war so don't try." I snapped and they both watched me wearily. The weres had been through some rough financial issues as a whole so many of them had started leaving. Most of them were in the mid-west but here in California there weren't that many. But there were plenty of Vampires. If they started a war it was game over for them.
"He will pay back every penny, and I will offer your human friends protection." Mr. Hall assured.
"Thank you." I turned to Mr. Lewis. "When he wakes up…tell him I know." I said. He nodded in return. I looked at Daniel and he took my hand in his.
"We're going home. Update us please. I'll be back soon for any information." Daniel said.
"Of course, I'll let your folks know what's going. It's good that you two finally found each other." Mr. Lewis said smiling.
"How did you…?" I started.
"We parents know are children well. Both of your parents were friends with me and my wife. We all knew which ones would connect and which ones wouldn't." He said smiling sadly and looked over at Nate.
"Do you know his mate then?" I asked.
"Yes, but she isn't human or were." He said sadly.
"Vampire then?" Daniel asked a little surprised. It was rare for a species mate to be vampire when they were werewolf. But humans and vampires are more likely.
"Yes, but unfortunately she's a bit of a handful." He replied and then realized that he was ranting.
"You two better go. The longer you're out the more you're in danger." Mr. Hall said clearing his throat.
"Yeah, we better go. Come on Risa." Daniel ushered me out.
Back at the school Daniel and I parted at the Arbor tree.
"This night didn't go as planned." He said looking at his hands.
"Obviously. But it was sweet that you took me up. Thanks." I said looking at him. He looked up at me and smiled.
"We'll figure this out, you know that right?" He asked.
"Yeah, sure. I just…how can I trust you again Daniel?" I asked the one question that could determine everything.
"I could ask you the same thing, but I'm not. You're my feminam and I am yours. This relationship isn't going to work if we cant trust each other. Lisa, we have feelings for each other. Don't deny it. And for once I want to come clean about it all. I'm willing to give this a shot." He said coming closer to me. He backed me up against the tree with every sentence and then cupped my cheek in his hand. They were large and rough but warm and a little soft. His eyes were a light blue and I wanted to get lost in them.
"What about Jessica?" I asked.
"Jessica…I hate to admit it but a distraction. She really was. I kept trying to convince myself that I loved her because what I felt for you scared me. But right now I know…I know that it was never he but you." He said leaning closer so we were breathing the same air.
"Daniel…I don't know what I feel." I admitted and he laughed softly.
"And you think I do? I don't know what I feel, but I know that I like you and probably more." He leaned in and pressed his soft lips to mine. I felt my mind race and my feelings get the best of me. I wrapped my arms around his neck and rand my hands through his air as he pulled back and trailed kisses down the column of my neck. His fangs slid out slowly as he bit into my flesh slowly. I felt myself get lost in him as I moaned softly. I felt him grin as he drank more of my blood. I pulled at his hair. He pulled back and licked his fangs. Then he his fangs were back in as he kissed my cheeks, my forehead, my nose and then finally my lips. But they were rushed kisses. I which case we never really had a proper kiss. But at that point I think just feather kisses on the lips and face were enough to drive each of us nuts. Not to mention drinking each other's blood.
Daniel was breathing heavily as we separated.
"I'll see you tomorrow?" He asked hopefully. I smiled and nodded.
"We'll work this out, I mean it." He said and kissed my nose and then started walking back to his room. I wasn't sure if he meant that we'd work out our relationship/friendship or the whole Nate thing. Either way I felt a little piece of me had died that night but a new piece was taking it's place.
I walked back to my room in a daze but when I opened the door and turned on the lights I was suddenly attacked and thrown to the ground.
"Lisa Johnson if you ever go on a date without telling us first I promise you that it will be your last." Rachel said angrily standing over me. Next to her was Shannon with her arms crossed, I was guessing that she was the one who threw me to the floor.
They both looked pissed and I knew I was in trouble.