Disclaimer: All characters are brought to you by Stephenie Meyer or Renny Harlin (I think he's the Director of the Covenant movie). This is my first crossover so….haha I don't fully know where I'm going with this. So please give me your full input and suggestions and criticism.
I woke up, hot and sweaty from the nightmare I had just been experiencing. The room was dark and I could see the tree branch blowing from the wind outside my window. I sighed and ran a hand through my dark, tangled locks before jumping out of bed. I padded across the floor and out to the hallway. Our house no longer held its sweet, majestical aura. Instead, it was almost haunting and gloomy, one of the many reasons why I hated staying home on a Saturday night. I missed being a little girl, thinking that I was a princess and this house was sanctuary.
I made my way downstairs to the living room where the light was dim and the flames cackled and hissed from the stone fire place. Empty beer bottles were messily sprawled out across the glass coffee table. I walked around the crimson, leather sofa and to the armchair where my father was passed out. His feet were propped up on the crimson footrest and his head was tilted back against the seat. This is how I spent my weekends while my older brother went partying with his friends. After my mother passed away, things were never the same. Especially not for Charlie. We all had our different ways of handlings things.
"Dad. Come on, Dad. Let's get you to bed."
He stirred slightly but with one more shake, his brown eyes opened. "Oh, hey sweetheart. Shouldn't you be in bed?"
I snorted. The man who was passed out in our front room was telling me to be in bed? "I'll go to sleep as soon as I get you in bed."
I helped him up and balanced him when I seen him stumble. "I can make it there, Bells."
"You sure?" I asked, hesitantly. He nodded and kissed my forehead before exiting the room. I heard him slowly make his way up the stairs before shutting his door. I sighed and began disposing of the beer bottles that were lying around everywhere. I heard the front door slam shut after I had finished cleaning. I took a seat near the fireplace, watching the flames eat at a log before turning to Caleb.
"Shouldn't you be sleeping?" Caleb asked. I laughed drily.
He sighed and ruffled my hair before crashing on the couch. "Did Kate tell you about the new students?" he asked. I smiled. Kate Tunney was our childhood friend, Pogue's, girlfriend. She was also my best friend and the gossip queen of Spenser Academy. You want the scoop on any student and she's got it.
"No. Did you meet them tonight?" I asked my brother. He chuckled lightly which caused me to raise my eyebrow in question. "I'll take that as a yes then."
"I met Chase Collins. He stopped a little disagreement between Aaron and I from happening." I scowled at the news. Aaron Abbott was Spenser Academy's biggest prick and cockiest douche. He believed he was God's gift to women and if you didn't bow down, then he would just have to try harder. No one could resist the "Abbott" charm. Pfft!
"Well, was he nice? I mean besides his excellent diplomatic skills, was there anything else to him?"
"Seemed pretty decent. Didn't get too much talking since the cops came." He rubbed the bridge of his nose between his fingers. I laughed.
"Sorry I missed that," I joked. It was true though. Caleb was more conservative and collected than the rest while I lived for the risk and adrenaline. Nothing like a good rush and scare to get the good heart pumping. Caleb shot me a disapproving look before continuing on.
"I also met Sarah Wenham," he informed, a small smirk forming on his handsome face. I knew that smirk. My brother rarely dated and when he did he was never truly happy. But this…this was his happy smirk. This was the smirk he used to wear before our mother died. I smiled warmly.
"I'm glad you found someone who holds your interest."
"What do you mean? I just met her." He ran a hand through his messy black hair.
I knew him better than he knew himself. Caleb Danvers was a man with dreams and goals. Nothing came before that. To him, love was a distraction. A good distraction. He wanted to become the best damn law student to graduate Harvard. But I also knew that he was afraid that someday he was going to fall in love and have to tell the woman he cared for our secret. A secret that could possibly make her fear him.
That I could understand and fully sympathize with. I had never dated outside of our Covenant which is why I had never been in love. "Caleb, I just know. Please trust me. Sarah's going to mean something to you. I can feel it." He rolled his eyes but nodded before flashing me a small smile. "Did you meet any other newbies?"
"That was pretty much it. Still haven't seen those Cullen kids that everyone keeps bragging about."
Ah, the Cullens. I had heard of them as well from none other than Kate. But I was a little out of the loop too. I knew nothing about them except for they transferred from Alaska and their father was the new doctor in town. It just gave the Ipswich residence more to speculate about.
"Well, we have Monday," I sang in a fake enthusiastic voice. Caleb chuckled before we both exchanged goodnights and headed to our separate rooms.