We ran, the wind rushing past, cool and refreshing. I took slow breaths, filling my lungs leisurely with the crisp air. We stopped at the small clearing that we always met at. I looked over to see that I was the first one there. Then, seconds later came Tristan. He grinned cheekily, quickly resuming his usual laid-back stance.
"You just can't keep up, can you?" I smiled at him, strolling over and leaning a hand against him, as if he were a wall.
"Baby, I can keep up. I can go beyond keeping up. Would you like to see?" Tristan grabbed my hand and waggled his eyebrows lasciviously. Maybe we were like brother and sister, but we're not. We're just close. Really, really close. Sexual jokes- it's cool…well not really but it's not disgusti-wait…it is kind of disgusting. Well…whatever. What I'm trying to say is, it's not out of bounds.
"Haha. Maybe another day." I replied.
I heard a giggle and turned around. Kristen was standing there with her little hands covering her mouth, laughing. "Ohhhh," she exclaimed, drawing the word out, "Tristan is flirting with you Bella."
I shook my head. "No. No, he's not. He's just…being Tristan."
Tristan rolled his eyes and ran his hand through his curly black hair. He repeated the action and this time said, "Damn, I'm sexy."
I rolled my eyes and shoved him. Aiden appeared next to Kristen and smiled at the scene before him. Next came Vincent. After, Jason and Elizabeth ran in, holding each other's hands. Aaron was the last one there and it began to drizzle lightly.
"Getting slow for your old age, Aaron." I smiled at him.
"Shut up, Bella. Respect your elders." He replied.
Elizabeth laughed and once everyone got themselves together, Aaron cleared his throat to speak. "Ok, guys. We split up and meet back here once we're finished feeding, alright?"
Everyone agreed and set off, predators of the night. My senses seemed to heighten to an extreme alertness. I could hear every little drop of rain hitting the green earth. I hated the rain. The deer always hide and then you always find them in groups. It makes me feel bad that I kill one of their family members and there is nothing that they can do about it. It is primal instinct. It is all natural and just comes. You can't stop once you've gotten the feel of it. It takes over your senses and you can't control it. It-it's exhilarating.
The scent of deer filled my nose and I followed it quietly. Each step I took-lighter than air. I found three of them in a little cave, two fawns and the mother herself. I felt myself run up and grab the mother by then neck, sucking her dry within seconds. The two fawns ran but not far or fast enough. I ran to the two and drank their blood fervently. I left them there-they would be finished off by nature. I went back to the clearing. I looked around to see that I was the last one there.
"Geez, Bella. Took you long enough." Tristan said.
"Shut up. It's raining. Deer don't like rain." I replied, crossing my arms.
"Neither do rabbits!" Kristen pouted. "I only got seven this time."
"DAMN!" Jason exclaimed. "I only have five on a usual basis. How many do you have Kristen?"
"Eleven." She answered sheepishly.
"How was the wolf?" I asked Tristan and Aaron.
"Good. They're particularly feisty today…" Aaron answered me, scratching the back of his head.
"You're just too old now. They were fine for me." Tristan is such a wisecrack.
"Elizabeth?" I asked politely.
"Yeah. The bear was good. It was raining so I didn't do so well…"
"Lets get out of the rain, guys." Aaron suggested, looking at Elizabeth. She sighed and looked up, willing the rain to go away. Within seconds, the clouds cleared up and the moon shone brightly.
"Good job, sweetie." Jason smiled at her and she laughed, slinging her arm through his.
"Let's head home then!" Vincent yelled and in less than the blink of an eye, he was gone. Followed by the rest of us.
Author's Note: Yes, I know. Very short chapter. It's ok. I promise to update soon! And I want to thank my betas! I love them so much! They do such a great job!