I was standing along the wall at a school dance just watching everyone enjoying themselves and dancing. I was getting bored of all the girls asking me to dance because, frankly, none of them interested me in any way. I was about to leave when I felt a pull toward the front door. I looked over and started walking that way when the most beautiful girl I've ever seen in my life walked in. She had long brown almost black hair cascading down her back and a curvasious body that weakened my knees. Then she stopped and turned to face me. Her face was that of an angel. and those eyes. I could drown in those chocolate brown eyes. We said nothing to each other but just stared at each other. In her hands she was holding a red flower, a rose. I was about to say something when she smiled at me and I thought my heart was going to burst inside my chest. Then I woke up. That was the first time a dreamed of my mystery girl. Every night for the last week she has come to me in my dreams. We never speak but only looked into each others eyes. In every dream she held the same flower. I have never been one to believe that our dreams mean anything but I sure hope these dreams do. And I hope that whatever happens, happens soon.


This is going to be good for me. A change of scenery is just what I need to get over Mason's death and Dimitri leaving me to be Tasha's gaurdian. Oh man, my life sucks right now. That's why when Headmistress Kirova and Guardian Petrov offered me the opportunity to go to the California Academy to do my field trials I accepted pretty quick. Cause even though Dimitri was going to be Tasha's gaurdian he wasn't leaving until after graduation. No way was I going to be around him for that long knowing he chose her over me. Love sucks.

Lissa is still pissed at me for not telling her my feelings for Dimitri, my former mentor. And now she is mad for taking the offer to do my field experience at a different school. I told her I would still graduate with her but I needed a break. i promised to call everyday and she reluctantly accepted my decision. I'm gonna miss her.

Now I am sitting in a plane on my way to my new home for the next 6 weeks. Accompanying me on the plane is Guardian John Bloom from Alders Academy in the Californa desert. I'm going to die from the heat, I just know it. He is only a few years older than me and oh so hot! He is just over 6 foot, sandy brown hair that looks messy cool and eyes the color of the sky. He looks like a surfer with his muscular tan body and laid back demeanor. I can't help stealing glances at him. Every time I do I notice he is looking at me too.

"So how come you decided to come to our school? Not that I'm complaining." he said.

"Just needed to get away for awhile and get a fresh start. Somewhere where no one knows who I am or what I've been through, you know."

"Yeah, that might not be possible. What happened in Spokane has spread everywhere. You are well known even at our fair school."

" Just great. What else have you heard?" I sure hope all the horrible blood whore rumors Jesse started never went outside St Vlads borders.

"Just that you have a reputation for losing your temper and causing trouble. That you are the top novice at your school. And that you are the most beautiful creature to walk the earth." he said with a small grin spreading on his face.

I look at him and my heart starts to speed up and I start to feel myself blush. I stare at his lips that look so soft and inviting I just want to lean over to touch them with mine. Get ahold of yourself Rose!

I just smile at him and say "Well, no denying the truth." and try to laugh it off.

We finally arrive at the school Friday morning right before breakfast. John walks me to the front office to get my room assignment and meet another novice who would show me around. "See you soon Rose. Try not to get into any trouble your first day." he winked at me and left.

"Hey you must be Rosemarie. I'm Katie. I'm going to be your guide. Since field trials start on Monday, you'll just follow my schedule today." she said. She was nice looking and about my height but didn't have the curves I do. Her hair was strawberry blond with soft curls and her face was covered in soft freckles. they made her look younger than she was.

"Hey Katie. You can call me Rose. Well where should we go first?"

"Are you hungry? Breakfast is just starting and you can meet the other students." she said.

"Sounds great, I'm starving." We walk into the dining hall and walked through the doors when the entire room fell silent and all eyes were on me. Maybe this was a bad idea.