My eyes widened as I looked him over.

"Bree, are you okay?" He asked, entering my thoughts.

I nodded. "Sure."

"I thought we could go for a walk in the woods? If you're not scared of those bear-things the cops have been talking about."

"Yeah, okay."

I followed him walking and normal pace, into the woods, before he sped up.

I paused. "Elliot, what was that?"

Then he appeared at my neck, breathing out.

I jumped and turned around, stepping back. "You're a vampire?"

"As are you." His lips curved up into a smile.

"But the other day... your heart.. your skin..."

He moved towards me and stroked my cheek with the back of his hand.

"Bree, do you have a gift?"

Yes, but no one knows about it. "No." I lied.

"Well mine... I guess you could say a chameleon? I can adapt to my surroundings. If I'm near humans, I can make myself appear more human. It's more like a mindtrick though, than anything. But hey, it's handy."

"Oh." I replied, my mouth making the 'o' shape.

"You're a newborn aren't you?" He dropped his hand from my cheek now.

"Yes." I replied in an almost whisper. "Almost two months."

"Are you finding it difficult?" His green eyes now looked sympathetic, and I could tell that he understood me.

I nodded. "But it's getting easier."

"I've been like this a year." He told me. "You're right, it really does get easier. And if you need any help, I'm here."

He leant towards me and gently pressed his lips against mine. He deepened it, and immediately Diego filled my mind.

He was my first kiss and I was sure over the few weeks we were together, that I had fallen for him.

I quickly pulled away, feeling sadness wash over me.

"Hey, are you okay?" Elliot frowned.

"I promised Alice I'd help her plan Bella's wedding." I lied. "I'm sorry, I have to go."

"Call me!"

He called after me as I ran off, at vampire speed, just as a tear trickled down my cheek. So maybe vampires could cry, afterall.