A/N: I know Its been a long time since I've updated...please except this chap. as my apology! I really do love this story...I've just been so busy with school, it overwelmed me...Anyways! I'm happy with this chappy!

Disclaimer: ugh...do I really have to go threw this again? I don't own anything familiar to you...blah blah blah...yada yada yada...honestly Eden is mine and thats about it!


I was sitting in Tyler car, hyperventilating as he drove me back to Spencer. He was completely silent. I was curled up into a tight ball wearing Tyler's jacket, my eyes the size of baseballs.

"So," I begin breaking the tense silence, "you guys have superpowers" Tyler nodded his head not saying a word.

"I'm not hallucinating?" again, he simply nodded his head. I took in a deep breath and let it out then shook my head. "That sure complicates things. For you people. Not for me of course because I don't care."

"You're lying," Tyler, said finally turning his head towards me, his eyes were completely black. My mouth fell open as I stared into them. He blinked and his eyes were back to blue.

"Why do they turn black?" I asked he shrugged.

"I don't know," he replied.

"Why didn't you guys just erase the memory from my mind if you can read minds?" I asked; Tyler bit his bottom lip nervously his hand holding the wheel start to fiddle and then stop holding it all together. My body goes ridged and I let out a small scream "keep your hands on the steering wheel! I know you have these creepy powers but honestly for my sanity, DON'T DO THAT!"

He chuckled softly as he but his hands back on the steering wheel, "Sorry," he said but I wasn't convinced, "Reid tried to erase your memory but none of us can get into your head. It's almost like there's this impossible barrier. Caleb knows someone who can do that but he didn't know that people could do it naturally." I nodded my head very slowly. It was definitely a plus that they couldn't read my mind. I leaned back in the chair relaxing. "Any other questions Eden?" he asked I shook my head.

"Nope," I yawned leaning my head against the window, "I have a feeling you guys are going to tell me everything anyways."

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Revving the engine in my car, I sped towards Spencer. Not that I wanted to be there. I was worried about her, she'd seen. I knew she had. I had gotten the strange tingling feeling in the back of my neck when Reid had activated his ability. Reaching out to her senses, I could feel how alarmed she was. It had been so strange to feel how completely fearless she was.

But then again I couldn't expect her to be anything but fearless. I'm sure she probably had some ridiculous reason for being unafraid. And deep down I had really wanted to listen to her explain why she wasn't scared.

Swallowing I shook my head. When she'd tripped, I'd been so shocked I'd hardly known what to do. So I'd scooped her off the ground sat down and held her to my chest, I'd ordered Tyler to get me some ice, of course the boy was so found of her that he was literally scrambling to help me in anyway humanly possible. The boy was probably insanely jealous of me when he had to watch me hold her, but after awhile he was pulled back into a game of pool. I was left relatively alone holding a girl in my lap.

And then she woke up. It was all fine and dandy until I had gotten the insane urge to stroke her hair. It was crazy I knew it was, but I really, really wanted to. So reaching up I gently stroked her black hair, it wasn't exactly jet black, it had a lot of red and brown highlights throughout. And that's when she got angry jumped up yelled something along the lines of "don't touch me" and "rich bastard" and stomped off. I was so stunned I didn't know what to do for about ten seconds.

She had to stay my collateral damage. They liked her, and I hadn't meant for them to like her but it was certainly good that they did, somehow she was going to die. That was my plan that was what was going to happen. She would die and I would win. But I didn't want her to die anymore. Not really.

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"Tyler?" my voice sounded so small, he looked down at me a little smile quirking the edges of his mouth. "Who's the villain?"

"What do you mean?"

"I don't know. I guess when ever people have powers, in movies anyways, there's always a villain." Tyler chuckled lightly finally smiling at me again; but I couldn't help feeling ridiculous for asking so I hunched down farther in his leather seat.

Suddenly his hand brushed my shoulder "there's no villain Eden, not yet, and hopefully not ever" Tyler replied coyly. I rolled my eyes and nodded my head; hunching down farther in the plush leather seat I folded my arms across my chest.

In all those kinds of movies, there was a girlfriend, but the girlfriend always got kidnapped and used against the hero's. That's how it always worked. I supposed I was different since I wasn't anybodies girlfriend. Plus there was no villain.

"Tyler," I began he looked over at me with his blue eyes, "if there ever is a bad guy, and if he ever kidnaps me, just let him kill me. Alright?"

The shocked choking sound Tyler made, made me flush angrily. I desperately wished to hit him. Instead, I folded my arms across my chest and glared out the window.

"Eden," he said gently, I looked over at him, "I don't think I can say yes to that."

Sighing angrily, I focused my eyes out the window. Not really watching the scenery, I was unwilling to even glance at the intolerable child.

Stupid, stupid question! Obviously if there ever is a bad guy I'll have to off myself, I think spitefully.

"No suicide thoughts Eden," Tyler ordered. Shocked I sat up straight in the leather seat and glare daggers into his heart.

"I thought you said you couldn't read my mind!" I all but screamed at him, he pulled his shoulders up protectively his head squatting down suddenly. The urge to pound his squatted head and scream, "liar, liar pants on fire!" was my first instinct. Swallowing hard I folded my arms across my chest, one smashed arm at a time.

"I didn't read your mind," Tyler tried to say evenly, but his voice wavered slightly when he looked over at me, "I guessed from your expression what you were thinking."

"My expression," I muttered to myself, shaking my head violently from side to side. I watched the window, my anger slowly boiling out. I sigh discontented, "Ty would it have been easier if I never found out?"

He raises his brows at the nickname I dubbed him with, then spoke, "You probably would have found out one way or another." His answer was so simple, I wasn't sure if I wanted to believe it. It sounded sincere enough, so I kept my mouth firmly shut.

I slowly relax as I watch the trees wiz by the window. Hardly any of them have leafs on their long branches anymore. Somehow that depresses me, trees are always trying to reach to the heavens, and every year they are stripped of their beauty. They never win, I contemplate remorsefully. I did not find it odd that trees, in my mind, now had a new depth to them.

I'm going nutty, I thought rolling my eyes. Reaching up I fingered the rose Caleb gave me between my thumb and pointer. I could feel Tyler glancing over at me. I could just imagine the worried expression that would be on his face if I looked at him. Closing my eyes I opted not to look at him. I wouldn't give him the satisfaction.


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