Author's Note: Yes, I realize that I had you wait forever! I apolozie. My computer died, and I had to get a new one. Then my story documents would not open. So, I had to search to find a way to get it to open. This is the finaly chapter. I don't own this story nor the title of this chapter. The title is a Marilyn Manson song. Thanks for reading!
Claire, Shane, and I ended back up at the house I stayed in. Shane gave the house one look and then turned to me.
"Damn Eve. It's lucky you're still alive."
"No one comes around here." I assured him. I opened the door to the house and we stepped inside. I began gathering the things I brought and purchased yesterday. Pretty soon, we had everything back in my car. I stood facing the house.
"This is a bad idea." I told them. "I can't go back."
"Eve, you can't stay here!" Claire yelled.
I shook my head. "You of all people know how Amelie is. She'll flip out if she finds out I've gone against her. I'll be dead before I can even blink!"
"What about the protection Michael offered you?" Shane asked. I guess my face paled because he placed his hand on my shoulder. "He told us you turned him down."
"Why would you do that?" Claire looked at me. "Michael would never hurt you."
"It's more complicated than that CB. You didn't grow up here, and you have no clue how totally against this protection shit I am! Fuck the vampires and their fucking rules! I'm not giving them shit!"
Shane grabbed me and pulled me into his arms. "Eve, you know I'm not on the vampire band wagon either, but it's not like Brandon and it's sure as hell not like any other type of protection. Micheal is only thinking of keeping you safe. You would never have to do anything you don't want to."
I pulled away. Tears were cascading down my pale face. I hadn't bothered putting on make-up this morning, so I'm sure I looked a horrid mess.
"I'm so confused."
"Let Michael do what he's determined to do."
Shane brushed a tear from my cheek. "Keep you safe."
Claire took my hand. "Come on. Let's go home."
I nodded and got in the car with my friends. I don't remember the drive home at all.
Michael was waiting for us when we got home. I suppose my facial expression screamed pity party cause Michael had me in his arms in record time. Shane and Claire threw my stuff down on the couch.
"We should probably go upstairs." Shane suggested to Claire.
Claire must have nodded because I heard their footsteps on the stairs. Michael released me and escorted me to the couch. He gently pushed me down on it and bent down on his knees in front of me.
"Eve. You know I love you." He said while taking my hands in his larger ones. He glanced down at my painted black nails and smiled. He brought me hands to his lips and gently kissed them.
"I love you tool" I told him. I did love him, with my entire being, I loved the man in front of me. I would do anything for him, but did that include signing myself over to him.
"I know you're scared." He kissed my hands once more and then released them. "I"m scared too. I also know that I can't nor will I lose you. I'm sure that the only way to ensure us being together is for me to become your protector."
I sighed deeply. I heard his words and they made complete sense, but damn my mind wouldn't shut up. My mind flashed back to my life with my parents and how sucky things had been under Brandon. Michael was different though. My heart knew this as well as my mind.
Michael placed his hand under my chin and lifted it up. "Eve Rosser, look me in the eye and tell me you want me. Tell me you want us forever."
I felt tears prick my eyes. I finally nodded. "I love you Michael." I took a deep breath and said the words I never thought I'd say. "Michael Glass, I surrender myself to you. Will you place me under your protection?"
Michael took my face in his hands, leaned forward, and captured my lips with his. His kiss was sweet and I could feel all of his emotions pouring out into my soul. I'm sure my emotions seeped into him. He pulled away and released my face. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a bracelet. It has the Glass symbol on it. He carefully placed it around my wrist.
"I will forever and always love you. With all my heart and my soul, you will be mine forever."
Those words melted into my heart and I was suddenly in his lap. My lips traveled along his face and down his neck. His hands were on my back pressing me into him. Neither one of us wanted to pull away, but we were still in the living room. Michael gently pushed me back long enough to stand up. He bent down and picked me up. He carried me upstairs. As soon as we reached the top, my world shattered. There standing in the hall with the glare that would kill any man, was Amelie.
'Well, shit.' I thought to myself. 'We're totally fucked now.' Michael stepped in front of me. "Amelie."
"There better be a good reason that Eve is still standing in this house." She replied with a ounce of venom to her voice.
"Eve Rosser is now under my protection. She wears my symbol. She will be treated like any other protected person."
Amelie's eyebrows rose. "Really?" She shot me a look. "You fought all your life against having protection, and yet now you are protected. Am I to assume that your relationship with Michael has something to do with your decision?"
"Does it matter?" Michael answered for me. "She's protected and because of that protection, she's staying with me. I will not allow her to live anywhere else."
"I see." Amelie took an unneeded breath. "Very well. My hands are tied." She gave me another glare. "Don't assume for any reason that you may behave anyway you wish. You're under strict guidelines being protected. You must abide by them."
"I understand." I said. "I know what I've done."
"Very well." She turned to Michael. "I will be seeing you soon." With that she disappered the way she entered.
My breathing came out in gasps. I felt as if I had held my breath the entire time she had been there. Michael put his arm around me.
"You're okay. Calm down."
"That was intense and something I never want to do again."
Michael kissed my cheek. "You're safe now. I won't let anything happen to you."
"I know." I leaned over and kissed him. "Can we please go to bed now?"
"Are you tired?"
"No, but there's this incredibly hot vampire that I feel like seducing tonight."
"Really? Damn he's a lucky guy."
I cast him a wicked grin. "Maybe you can watch."
"I'd rather just kick his ass and have you for myself."
I took his hand. "What are you waiting for?"
He pulled me to him and kissed me deeply.
"I love you Eve."
"And I love you. Forever and Always."