Introduction

I sit in my rocking chair with the blinding lights of the T.V. in my eyes. But I didn't care she had left me. The only love I have ever had left me. It was all because of a curse that I had once called a gift. But I knew now that it only brought me trouble and nothing else. I peered out of the window to find something to ease the pain in my heart. It was raining.

"Great." The drops slapped the glass as if they were my tears against the hard wood floor.

Here is my story.

Chapter One: THE SECRET CURSE

"I'm sorry sir but the restaurant is booked full." The man behind the counter stroked his one long black bushy eyebrow. He was very angry with me though he tried not to show it. But I could see his eyebrow forming a U shape as he ran his fingers across it, and the glare in his eyes as he looked at me. I'm sure any waiter would be upset after the trouble and continuing nagging I put him through.

Jesse started yanking at my sleeve. I knew that it was a signal that she desperately wanted me to notice. So I gave up. We walked away from the restaurant with our feet splashing in the mud filled puddles made from the constant rain. I opened the car door and we stepped inside. Jesse had a small smirk on her face. She sighed, " James," she said, " You didn't have to go through all of that to get us a spot at the Royal Crown." She continued, " I mean you…"

I put my finger over her lips, " Only the best for you."

She leaned over and rested her head on my shoulder. We pulled into a Chinese restaurant. It was much nicer on the inside than it looked on the outside. We sat down at a table set for two. There were candles on the table that flickered and danced. I looked at the flames and felt a strong burning in my eyes. I knew that something bad was going to happen. I ran to the bathroom with Jesse calling my name. I bursted through the swinging doors then I fell to my knees. I propped myself up using the garbage can. I leaned on the sink I washed my face and felt a little bit better. I left the bathroom and I made my way towards the table where Jesse was waiting. I sat down with one hand on my forehead. Jesse reached over the table and wrapped her hands around my hand, which I had set on the table.

" Are you okay?" she had a concerned look on her face.

" Fine." I replied, " Just a headache." I looked at her face, she was smiling, but I felt the pain again, I knew that the time was now.

I looked franticly around the room, " What's wrong?" Jesse was worried. Then the terrible reality was realized. The sleeve of her dress caught on fire when she reached over the table to hold my hand. I knew that there was no hiding the curse in me anymore I grabbed the flame from her dress and smothered in the palm of my hand. Seeing this a man stood up and pointed a gun at me.

" Freak!" He shouted, " You… You're a mutant!" He lunged at me trying to hit me with the side of the gun. I ducked and grabbed the gun on one side with my hand. The other end was still in the hand of the man. I could feel cold fear in his heart. I started heating the gun until the man let go, then I threw it on the floor. He looked at me he was terrified, he took off running. I glanced over at Jesse she was trading stares between me, the gun, and the door.