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Chapter Ten: Life Was Good

Michael pulled the car up in front of Edward's house. Eva was sitting in the back between Edgar and Alan.

"I don't know how to thank you guys. Really," she said.

"Hey, you know what? Don't mention it," Michael told her. "They were vampires, and we killed them. We would of had to anyways."

She smiled. "Alright." With a smile she gave Alan a quick kiss before crawling over him and out of the car. "I'll see you guys later." She stood back and watched them drive off. Once she couldn't see them anymore, she turned and walked inside, only to be greeted by Edward.

"Eva! Are you alright? Sam took off from here in a hurry," he said.

"Uh...I'm fine, Uncle Ed. Everything's fine." She gave him a hug and kissed him on the cheek before going to take a shower. She needed one greatly. One, she had spent half the night sleeping in a vampire lair and then she had soot from David bursting into flame when he died, all over her and she just needed to feel clean. When she got out and wrapped the towel around her body, she thought of Alan. She couldn't help smiling. He was cute. He had helped save her. He liked her too. Besides she had only been here five days--had it really been only that long?--and she still had the rest of the summer to look forward to so who knew what would happen.

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Taking some time for herself after a large lunch, she put on a Bon Jovi album, turned it up loud and danced around the room, singing loudly.

I guess this time you're really leaving
I heard your suitcase say goodbye
And as my broken heart lies bleeding
You say true love it's suicide

You say you're cried a thousand rivers
And now you're swimming for the shore
You left me drowning in my tears
And you won't save me anymore

Now I'm praying to God you'll give me one more chance, girl

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe
I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you
I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

I know you know we've had some good times
Now they have their own hiding place
I can promise you tomorrow
But I can't buy back yesterday

And Baby you know my hands are dirty
But I wanted to be your valentine
I'll be the water when you get thirsty, baby
When you get drunk, I'll be the wine

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe
I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you
I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

And I wasn't there when you were happy
I wasn't there when you were down
I didn't mean to miss your birthday, baby
I wish I'd seen you blow those candles out

I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe
I want to be the air for you
I'll be there for you
I'd live and I'd die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what a love can do
I'll be there for you

and then

I feel I'm burning up with fever
But the fire's feeling really good tonight
And it's alright
I'm gonna see Sahara Jack and Suntan Sally
Somebody tells me even Tommy's coming down tonight
If Gina says it's alright

I'm gonna see those Senoritas
Lying under the sun
They're greasing it up
With know I want to be their blanket
Gonna tell every girl
Hey, baby... You're the one...

Oh tell the boys I'm on my way
I got the radio blasting in my old man's Chevrolet
I got a party in my pocket cause you know I just got paid
And I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade
I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade

When the sun goes down that's when the street heats up
Senorita Margarita fills your empty cup tonight -
She make you feel alright

A good time here don't cost much money
Just a little sweet talking and a pretty native honey
And you're set for life
Or one hell of a night

I'm gonna see those sons of beaches
Out there living it up the surf
And the sand, Man that life ain't so tough
So get me in the action so I can tell
Every girl she's the one

Oh tell the boys I'm on my way
I got the radio blasting in my old man's Chevrolet
I got a party in my pocket cause you know I just got paid
And I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade
I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade

And then after that, she switched to a Depeche Mode album, still singing and dancing around like a crazy person.

You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn't you
Now you're not satisfied
With what you're being put through
It's just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth

Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilised
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you'd only lied
It's too late to change events
It's time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
In the policy of truth

Never again is what you swore
The time before
Never again is what you swore
The time before

Now you're standing there tongue tied
You'd better learn your lesson well
Hide what you have to hide
And tell what you have to tell
You'll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth

Never again is what you swore
The time before
Never again is what you swore
The time before

and then

People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong
I've never even met you so what could I have done

I can't understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand

Help me understand

Now you're punching
And you're kicking
And you're shouting at me
I'm relying on your common decency
So far it hasn't surfaced
But I'm sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fists

Afterwards, she was feeling in high spirits, which was quite hard to believe due to her recent experiences. Running off these good emotions, she decided to go down to the boardwalk to spend some time with Alan, Edgar and Sam. Still humming "Policy of Truth" she made her way down the boardwalk, gone from the burden of having to worry about David and the other vampires showing up. Now, she would be able to walk without fear in the night! When she got to the comic shop, the boys were all sitting in the back of the store, flipping through some comics.

"Taking it easy, I see," she said cheerfully, coming up to them.

"Eva!" Sam said first.

"You're okay?" Alan asked.

"Yep, I'm really good actually," she said, moving to sit on the last seat empty between Alan and Sam.

"I swear, you are unlike every girl I've ever known," Sam said, looking over his Superman #309 comic.

She raised her eyebrows at him. "Do I take that as a compliment or no?"

He laughed. "No, it's a compliment. I was ready for you to be really...scared about this whole thing."

She shrugged, glancing over the page of Alan's X-Men comic. "I spent five days scared here already," she told him. "I'm supposed to be on vacation. So, now I don't have to worry. I can walk around at night now."

"Alright, though you're still unlike any girl I've ever know," he insisted.

"Thanks, Sam," she said, before grabbing the side of Alan's comic closer to her and lacing her fingers through his.

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Eva had hung out with the boys for a while the previous night, having gone to a concert without the fear of David showing up. Now it was morning and she was being woken up by a slight tapping on her door. She muttered a "Come in" and Edward walked into the room.

"You've got some visiters, Eva," he said, giving her a smile. "They're in the living room." Then he left.

Wondering who it could be--she knew it was too early for it to be Edgar or Alan or Sam--she quickly brushed through her hair, threw on some jeans and slipped on a bra under her shirt and walked down the hall. The group of people sitting in the living room shocked her.

"Laura? Jesse! John! Kelly!" she exclaimed as they all stood up and she hugged them all. "Oh my god! Why are you here?"

"We love you girl," Laura said, bumping Eva's hip with hers. "We had to come and make sure you were going to see us at least once during the summer."

"Aw, guys! That's awesome! You should stay a few days!" Eva said.

Jesse rolled his eyes. "Yeah. Well, we weren't just gunna come, say hi and leave again."

Eva laughed and hugged him again, then the others.

"I thought you were grounded, Laura," Eva remembered.

The other girl shrugged. "So? My mom let me come 'cause it's you."

Eva smiled at her and told Jesse how good his lip ring was, then asked John and Kelly if they'd gotten married yet. Playfully of course; they were perfect for each other. Afterwards, Edward made them a big breakfast then they moved all their bags into Eva's room. Then Eva quickly changed her shirt and put on some shoes.

"Let's go have you all meet my friends out here, kay?" she said, linking arms with Laura and Kelly and leaving the boys to follow behind.

"Oh yeah!" Kelly said suddenly. "You never told us how you were getting on with one of these guys we're going to meet."

Eva smiled and looked down. "They're names at Alan, Sam and Edgar. And Alan's mine, so hands off Laura. You can have Edgar."

"But what about that other one? Sam?" Laura asked.

"He's too much of a good kid for you," Eva told her friend.

"Aw man!" Laura complained.

Eva laughed. "Don't worry. You'll like Edgar."

Somemore small talk was...talked on the walk to the comic shop. Behind the three girls, Jesse and John were having heartattacks over all the bikini-wearing girls walking around, seemingly by themselves. Sure John had Kelly, but he could look; and Jesse...he could have any girl that liked him.

Eva steered them to the comic shop where she yelled for Alan, Edgar and Sam. They come out to the front and looked at Eva and her group of friends.

"Hey guys!" she said, giving Edgar and Sam each a hug and Alan a kiss. "So, guys, these are my Santa Carla friends, Edgar and Sam and this is Alan." Eva couldn't help but smile as she saw Laura checking out Edgar. "And Santa Carla friends, this is John, Kelly, Jesse and Laura."

Hello's were exchanged and they all started talking and having a good time. After a while, Eva couldn't find Edgar and Laura and figured her friend must have pulled the Frog brother away.

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"Come on, get in!" Sam called, sitting behind the wheel of his grandpa's car. They were all taking it down to the beach. Kelly slipped in the middle in the front, with John beside her. Eva, Alan, Laura and Edgar were squooshed in the back in that order while Jesse sat on the back of the back seats, holding a boombox on his lap that was blaring Areosmith.

All the boys had on swimming trunks and towels around their necks; even Jesse, who looked like a white stick in his black shorts. The girls all wore bikini's. Eva's was black with pink pokadots. Laura's was white with black pokadots. Kelly's was white with rainbow pokadots.

Sam pulled onto the beach, and they all piled out, the guys laying down the towels to sit on. Jesse sat on his towel near the car, the boombox in front of him as he played a game of solitaire while Sam watched, asking Jesse questions about his life. Kelly and John were sitting next to them, John sitting with his arms out behind him to hold him up, and Kelly leaning on his chest like a back rest. Eva and Alan were next, Eva layed out on her back, her head in Alan's lap, who was playing with her hair. Next to them, Edgar and Laura were both lying down, talking and kissing.

As Eva looked around at all of her friends, she figured her life was okay. Sure she didn't get to spend the summer with Jesse, Laura, John and Kelly, but then she wouldn't have met Sam or Edgar or...Alan. She looked up at him and smiled. He smiled back down at her, and she couldn't have been happier. Here she was, lying on the beach with some friends, not having to worry about life and death. Not having to worry about vampires, about being turned into one, about not being able to resist David. No, right now she was a totally normal, seventeen year old teenage just living. Life was good.

A/N: THE END! aww lol! Tell me if you liked it! And thank everyone for the reviews and let me tell you that I put my page on to accept 'annoymous' comments now, as one of my kind reviews mentioned I should. So review away! D And I hope this ending was to your liking!

Oh and I don't own the song lyrics of Bon Jovi "I'll Be There For You" and "99 In The Shade". Nor do I own Depeche Mode's "People Are People" and "Policy of Truth".