Chapter 4: It's official

Fifteen minutes later my mother said that dinner was ready. My grandmother grabbed my hand and put something in it.

"Give it to him later," she whispered. I opened my hand to reveal a long chain with the last piece of red diamond attached to it.

"Thank you," I smiled. I put it carefully into my pocket and we both went and sat down for dinner.

Dinner was over within an our or so and my father had gone to take my grandmother home, and my mother had taken Carter to see our cousins nearby; so Bobby and I were alone. We were sat on the sofa in the living room.

"My grandmother gave me something before," I smiled.

"What was it?" He asked. I took the necklace out of my pocket and showed him.

"This," I grinned. I handed it to him and he took it.

"Is it for me?" He asked.

"Of course, remember Serena said that there is one for me, one for her and my grandmother kept enough to make another one for my soul mate; and that's you,"

"So it is," he grinned and kissed me lightly on the lips.

"She put it on a longer chain so you can conceal it under your shirt or it can hang down over it, if you wish for people to know your my soul mate.

"Of course I want people to know your mine," Bobby grinned wider.

"And I want people to know your mine," I beamed.

"So tomorrow we tell Summer and Heidi,"

"And Serena,"

"Then my parents," Bobby smiled.

"Yeah," I smiled too.

"Well we can tell our friends at skulling tomorrow,"

"Yeah, I just hope everyone gets on okay," I sighed.

"I'm sure they will," he reassured me. He put his necklace on and both our diamonds glowed few a few seconds and then returned to normal. "What just happened?"

"My grandmother forged it for my soul mate so it possesses some mystical power; it's just showing that I'm connected to you and you are to me. It's basically a symbol of us being soul mates," I reassured him.

"I have to get used to this,"

"Definitely, some weird stuff happens with my family,"

"If your around I'm sure I'll be fine," he grinned. I beamed at him; he was so sweet and I get to spend the rest of my life with him, I must be the luckiest girl on the planet.

Bobby went home around ten and it was now midnight and I was getting ready for bed. Suddenly my phone started buzzing on my bedside table. I went and looked at the caller ID; it was Bobby.

"Hey Bobs," I answered.

"Hey Rae, do you have the feeling your missing part of yourself?" He asked.

"Yeah, it's a part of being soul mates. We will never really feel whole unless we are withing close range of each other,"

"Ah okay," he said. "I really enjoyed tonight with you,"

"Yeah so did I,"

"I'll see you tomorrow,"

"See you tomorrow,"

"Oh and Rae, I love you,"

My heart swelled with happiness. "I love you too," I sang. I pressed end and got into bed.

In the morning I got up and started getting ready for school. On my way to the bathroom I walked past Carter's room and found he was still asleep. I walked in and sat down by the side of him.

"Carter?" I shook him slightly; he didn't even move. So I decided to use my ability instead. 'CARTER!' I thought. Suddenly he woke up with a shocked expression plastered on his face. "Sorry it's just if you don't get up now you'll be late for you lesson with Elijah," I smiled. Elijah was our cousin and he was the only other fully trained healer nearby.

"Okay thanks sis," he mumbled. I got up and headed out of the door to finish getting ready.

I was soon ready and I headed down for breakfast.

"What's for breakfast?" I smiled as I walked into the kitchen.

"Pancakes," my mother smiled back. Mmm pancakes.

"Yum," I grinned as I sat down at the table. She set a plate down in front of me and I started to eat. "Thank you,"

"No problem hunny," she kissed the top of my head. There was a knock at the door and my mother went to answer it. "Ah Bobby," I heard. My mother guided Bobby into the kitchen.

"Hey Bobs," I beamed.

"Hey," he winked.

"Bobby are you hungry? I've made pancakes," my mother asked.

"If its not too much trouble," he smiled.

"No of course not, sit down," she smiled back. He came and sat down next to me. My brother walked in and said "good morning," to my mother and then came and sat down at the table; across from us.

"Hey bro," Carter greeted Bobby.

"Hey," Bobby smiled. My mother set a plate down in front of Bobby and then another one in front of Carter.

"Enjoy," she smiled.

"Thank you," both boys said at the same time. My mothers smile widened and then she disappeared.

"So where's dad?" Carter asked.

"He told me last night that he was going to visit Leo," I informed my brother.

"Leo?"

"An old friend that dad used to work with,"

"Ah okay. What does he look like?"

"Well, he's a brain in a jar on wheels," Bobby told him.

"Has he always been like that?"

"No he told me that one of hisb experiments went wrong and the only thing that could be saved was his brain,"

Carter nodded understanding and then changed the subject. "Raw is Elijah nice?" Carter asked.

"Very," I smiled.

"Who's Elijah?" Bobby asked.

"He's our cousin and also another healer, so he is going to be Carter's teacher," I smiled.

"Ah,"

"It's not like it's a difficult power to master," Carter huffed.

"Carter you have to learn to control your emotions while using it because if your in a negative mood while using your ability you could kill someone," I said quickly.

"Can you?"

"Yes because negative mood; negative effect, positive mood; positive effect. Plus you also need to learn to handle an emergency with a calm head,"

"Couldn't you have just taught me this?"

"No because its better to be taught by another with the same ability,"

"Fine," he sighed.

"Carter, just so you know I did ask but dad said no,"

"Okay, thanks for asking,"

"Hey are you going to Cemetry Slam in a few weeks?" I asked Bobby.

"Yeah if I can get hold of tickets," Bobby sighed.

"Well my dad has been given eleven tickets by his friend who organises it all and has given me nine to give to my friends," I smiled.

"That's brilliant," Bobby grinned.

"So Carter, you can have one," I smiled.

"What's the point. I have no one to go with," he sighed.

"Well why don't I ask Summer if you could go with her brother and his friend? I'll give them tickets too and maybe you can make some new friends,"

"Okay,"

"So that's seven tickets sorted, sob I'll give the other two to Rolf and Serena,"

"Okay,"

We arrived at school for a quarter to nine and headed for our lockers where we met Heidi and Summer.

"Guess what I have," I grinned.

"A brain for Bobby?" Heidi asked.

"No," I grinned wider. "I have some tickets for you both," I took them out of my bag and handed the both a ticket plus Bobby.

"Cemetery Slam tickets?" Heidi grinned.

"Yeah an all access pass," I beamed.

"Oh, thank you," Summer and Heidi beamed.

"Your welcome," I smiled. "Summer is it possible for me to speak with your brother,"

"Sure, he's over there," she pointed him out and I walked over to him.

"Jake?" I asked and he turned around.

"Hey Raven,". He knew my name because we'd met the other day.

"Could I ask you a favour?"

"Sure,"

"Could my brother come with you and your friend Bolt to Cemetery Slam?"

"Sure but we don't have tickets,"

"Ah. Now you have," I handed him two tickets.

"Thanks Raven," he smiled.

"You should come round to meet Carter," I smiled.

"I'd love to,"

"What about tonight, I'm going out with your sister,"

"Okay, can Bolt come too?"

"Of course,"

"Okay, see you later,"

"Bobby's necklace glows," Serena smiled. "Remember when your necklace gets close to either one of the other two, whom you have a strong connection, it will give off a dim glow,"

"Yeah but only vampires and were wolves can see it as our eyesight is more sensitive,"

"Exactly," she beamed. "So have you told Summer and Heidi?"

"We weren't going to tell them until we go skulling tonight,"

"Sorry about all the questions but how did you know you were soul mates?"

"He has a scar like mine and when they came into contact they both glowed. Also my grandmother confirmed it later when she told me she had for seen it," I grinned.

"Well I'm happy for you," she hugged me.

"So you'll be nice to him?"

"For you, of course I will," she smiled.

"Thank you,"

In the middle of our science lesson I suddenly could smell a scent that I wish I could forget.

"Serena?" I went and pulled her away from Rolf.

"What is it Rae?" She asked; concern etched into her features.

"He's here,"

"Who?"

"Demitri," I could barely say his name.

"Hello Raven, I'll be waiting down by the side of the building for you," I heard Demitri think.

"Why won't he leave you alone after all this time?"

"Because he wanted me to die but I didn't. He wants me to meet him down by the side of the building,"

"I'm coming with you," Serena said.

"Okay,"

"Rae, and I know this is a big ask and feel free to say no but please let me tell Rolf; you can trust him plus he's now your pack leader, also he can help to protect you from Demitri,"

"You can tell him but only him and he must tell no one,"

"Okay,"

Serena went to talk to Rolf and I went to find Bobby. He was sat at a bench alone watching the water in his beaker change colour.

"Bobs," I put my hand on his back and he looked up and smiled.

"Hey Rae,"

"I won't be around at break," I sat down next to him.

"Why?"

"Because I need to go see Demitri,"

"Who's Demitri?"

"He's the boy that...that...he...tried to...hurt me," I could barely get the words out.

"You're not going to see him Rae," Bobby said sternly.

"I have to,"

"No you don't,"

"Yes I do, and don't worry I'm not going alone, I'll be with Serena and probably Rolf too,"

"I'm coming too,"

"You don't have to,"

"I do your my girlfriend and I will not let him hurt you anymore than he has done," he said quietly.

"Thank you," I smiled adoringly. "I love you so much,"

"I love you too," he briefly touched my hand and smiled.

Science was soon over and I made my way with Serena, Bobby and Rolf to the side of the school building. I told them to stay out of sight unless something happened. I stepped into view of Demitri.

"Ah Raven, how nice it is to see you,"

"What do you want Demitri?" I hissed.

"I just came to see you,"

"Well you've seen me, bye," I turned to walk away but he suddenly grabbed me and threw me against a wall. Bobby was next to me in seconds.

"Raven are you okay?" He took hold of my face.

"I'm fine," I smiled slightly.

"Ah who's this, your new boyfriend?"

"Actually he's her soul mate," Serena walked into view with Rolf behind her.

"Why hello Serena, how lovely it is to see you," Demitri smiled.

"Well I can't say the same about you," she hissed. "You shouldn't be here,"

"On the contrary I was never punished,"

"That's because Raven took pity on you and you avoided being punished by the council of elders,"

"My father told you that if you ever come near me again you will face your punishment," I informed him as Bobby helped me to stand back up. Demitri made a move towards me but Rolf stopped him.

"Go near her and I will not take mercy on you," Rolf growled.

"Who are you to tell me what to do?"

"She is part of my pack and your on my territory," he growled. "Plus she is my friend and my family is on the council of elders; so if I see your face round here again I will happily report you to the council of elders to face your punishment,"

"Now get lost Demitri," Serena dismissed him.

Demitri ran off with his tail between his legs.

"Thank you Rolf," I smiled. "And thank you Serena,"

"We won't let him hurt you Rae," she smiled.

"I know what he did to you and we won't let him do anything like that again," Rolf put a hand on my shoulder and I just smiled. Bobby held onto me tighter.

We all made out way back inside. My next subject was art and I was with Serena; so I wasn't alone.

"Hey Bobby what do you have next?" I asked.

"ICT with Summer and Heidi," he replied.

"Great you can tell them about us,"

"Why me?"

"Because you've known them longer,"

"What happened to telling them tonight?"

"Well Serena and Rolf already know, so it would be awkward announcing it to just two people. So will you tell them in ICT?" I asked.

"Fine," he sighed.

"I love you," I thought.

"I love you too," he grinned. Serena came and grabbed my hand; dragging me off in the direction of art.

"See you at lunch,"

We soon got to art; with Serena leading me all the way there. She led me to a table full of vampires and were wolves.

"Girls meet Raven," Serena smiled.

"Hey Raven," all the girls greeted me with smiles. Serena and I sat down just as the teacher walked in.

"Class, today I want you ro create a picture of what you love. You may begin," the teacher informed us.

By the end of the lesson I had painted an A1 landscape of a pack of wolves on a cliff top with the moon behind them. I used mainly cold, dark colours such as; blues, greens, greys and blacks.

"Rae that is amazing," Serena looked gob smacked.

"I thought it was fitting as I'm in a new pack," I grinned.

I was given a massive art folder to keep all my future art work in. Serena and I left our paintings on the table to dry over lunch.

"You should show Rolf and Bobby they'd love it," Serena grinned. We were walking down to the canteen.

"Maybe," I smiled. "My mum has invited Bobby's parents round tomorrow night,"

"Yeah she's invited me and my parents too plus Rolf; his parents couldn't make it,"

"That's great, it won't be as awkward between my parents and his,"

"That's exactly what your mum said,"

We were soon at the canteen and I followed Serena round the canteen until I spotted Summer, Heidi, Bobby and Rolf all sitting together.

"Hey is everyone looking forward to tonight?" I beamed. I got an enthusiastic reply off everyone.

"Oh congratulations Raven," Summer beamed.

"On what?"

"You and Bobby,"

"Oh thank you," I grinned.

"Yeah we're happy for you both," Heidi smiled.

"That means a lot, thank you Heidi," I smiled wider. "Hey why have you guys got any food yet?" I asked.

"Because school has been cancelled this afternoon due to sewage leaking into the classrooms. So we were just waiting for you both so we can leave," Rolf informed us.

"So what are we doing this afternoon?" Serena asked.

"Why don't we all go to the stakeout for lunch?" I suggested.

"Yeah okay," Heidi agreed and Summer nodded.

"I just need to go and get my painting from art, I'll meet you at the front gates," I smiled. I started too walk off when Bobby caught up with me. "Thank you for telling them,"

"No problem, at least we don't have to hide anymore," he smiled.

"No we don't," I grinned. I interlocked my fingers with his. "I love you and I don't care who knows,"

"Neither do I," he kissed my cheek.

We were soon back in my art room and I led Bobby over to my painting.

"It's amazing, you did this in an hour?" He asked astonished.

"Yeah," I smiled.

"Your so talented, he embraced me.

"Thank you," I rested my head against him chest; enjoying our closeness.

"Hey, you guys going out now?" I heard someone ask. I turned my head to find it was Caleb; another wolf in our pack.

"Yeah," I grinned.

"Congrats, Bobby your a very lucky wolf," Caleb smiled.

"That I am," he grinned down at me.

"Well see you guys later," Caleb grabbed his work and disappeared.

I filed my painting away in my folder; careful not to smudge the paint. Then we went down to meet back up with our friends at the front gates.

"Hey on the way, I need to stop off at my house. Do you guys mind?" I asked.

"No of course not," Summer smiled.

As we were walking to the stakeout we took a little detour to my house.

"Where are your parents and brother?" Serena asked.

"My dad's at work, my mum is attending to a council matter and my brother is with my cousin Elijah," I smiled. I walked into the dining room; followed by my friends. I took my painting carefully out of my folder and laid it out on the table.

"That is beautiful," Heidi came closer.

"Thank you," I smiled.

"It's incredible, how did you finish it in an hour?" Rolf asked.

"I'm a quick painter, I draw from memory,"

"You've seen this?"

"Yes the wolves in this painting are my parents, brother and my sister; Thorn," I informed him.

"I never knew you had a sister," Bobby said.

"That's because I don't...anymore, she died five years ago," I sighed.

"I'm so sorry," Bobby came and hugged me.

"How? If you don't mind me asking," Heidi asked.

"It was a stunt that went horribly wrong," I started to sob slightly; Bobby's hold tightened.

"Who did it?" Rolf asked. Serena walked towards me.

"It was Demitri," Serena sighed. Bobby growled at the mention of his name,

"On the full $oon; my sister and I went for a run, we found a scent and followed it. When the trail ended we found Demitri waiting for us, but it was too late to flee as my sister had stood on a massive bear trap he'd laid out for me. It went off and broke her legs; cutting into her lower body..." Tears started to well up in my eyes. "Demitri fled and my sister transformed back into her human form...I...I...watched as she bled to death right in front of me. I called for my parents but by the time they got to us she wad dead," I was crying now.

"Why was he never punished for it?" Rolf asked.

"Because there wasn't enough evidence," Serena said.

"Who is Demitri?" Summer asked.

"Another werewolf who has wanted to kill me for a very long time," I informed her.

"Oh my gosh," Heidi gasped. "Why does he want to kill you?"

"Because when we were younger he thought I was his soul mate but I turned him down, and ever since then he's wanted me dead. He is mental, he thinks if he can't have me no one can," I wiped my eyes.

"He was a very strange guy to start off with, its just you turning him down tipped him over the edge," Serena sighed.

"But we'll make sure he doesn't get to you ever again, won't we guys?" Bobby asked them.

"Yeah of course," they all smiled.

"Thank you," I smiled slightly.

"Come on let's go to the stakeout, it'll cheer you up," Summer smiled.

"Okay," I nodded. Bobby loosed his hold on me and took my hand.

We were soon at the stakeout and Serena and Rolf went to get drinks while the rest of us got a table.

"Bobby will you stay at mine tonight?" I thought.

"If your parents are okay with it," he thought back.

"I'll ring my mum afterwards,"

"Okay," he smiled.

Suddenly Carter came running into the stakeout.

"Carter?" I called him over.

"Rae!" He ran over. "Demitri's back,"

"I know, he confronted us this morning," I sighed.

"Rae, he tried to hurt me but Elijah protected me,"

"Are you alright?" I took hold of my little brothers hand.

"I'm fine,"

"Is Elijah okay?"

"Yes, Demitri fled when he was confronted,"

"He's going too far," Rolf hissed as he walked over.

"The councils should be informed," I spoke quietly.

"The councils?" Summer asked.

"The vampire and the werewolf council,"

"Why does it have anything to do with the vampire council?" Heidi asked.

"Because the vampire elders help the werewolf elders and the were wolves do the same for the vampires," I informed her.

"It gives a stronger approach to a problem," Serena said.

"Oh okay," Heidi smiled slightly.

"Carter, have you told mum or dad?" I asked.

"No I came to tell you first," he replied.

"Well, you can stay here with us ans then afterwards we'll go see the councils, okay?"

"Okay," he smiled. He sat down next to me. Bobby wrapped an arm around my waist; pulling me closer to him.

Rolf and Serena brought over the drinks and sat down.

We were all heading for the town hall; where both councils; vampire and werewolf were meeting. As soon as we got there Serena went to find her parents, Rolf went to find his and Bobby, Summer and Heidi came with Carter and I to find my mother.

Once we'd found our parents we all met back up.

"Demitri's back," Carter informed them.

"How do you know?" Serena's dad asked.

"He confronted me this morning," I sighed.

"Raven, sweetie are you okay?" My mum asked concerned.

"I'm fine I had Bobby, Rolf and Serena with me but he also went after Carter but Elijah protected him,"

"He will be kept ab eye on and if he makes a move against anyone he will be punished," Rolf's dad spoke up.

"Okay thank you," I smiled.

"You kids go back to enjoying your day," my mother smiled.

"Okay," we all replied.

The group split and I went to talk to my mum privately.

"Hey mum, can Bobby stay tonight?" I asked.

"Sure hunny," my mum agreed.

"Thank you," I beamed. "I'll see you later," I waved as I walked away; back to join my friends.

A few hours later Bobby and I had told the others that we'd meet them at the skulling alley in an hour.

"So what did you mum say?" Bobby asked.

"She said that you can stay," I beamed.

"Okay, I need to get my stuff from my house,"

"Want to go now?"

"Sure my mum has been dying to meet you,"

We were soon at Bobby's house and as we walked in I could tell it was a traditional werewolf home. Suddenly a woman appeared.

"Hello I'm Helena, Bobby's mother," she smiled.

"Hey I'm Raven," I beamed. Her eyes widened in realisation.

"Bobby, she is even more beautiful than you described," she grinned.

"Thank you,"

"I just came to get a few things because I'm staying at Raven's tonight," Bobby smiled.

"Okay, that's fine with me,"

Bobby disappeared and I was guided into the living room by Helena.

"May I say that you have a very beautiful home," I smiled.

"Thank you, you're so kind,"

"I understand that you and your husband are coming for dinner tomorrow night,"

"Yes I can't wait to meet your parents. With a delightful, beautiful and well mannered daughter like you; I'm sure they are amazing people,"

I beamed; she was so lovely.

"I'm so happy your going to be a part of my family; Bobby is lucky to have found you,"

"Actually I'm the lucky one to have found such a loving, caring person like him,"

"Rae are you ready to go?" Bobby asked as he walked into the living room.

"Yeah," I smiled. "I will see you tomorrow,"

"Okay see you both tomorrow, have a good night with your friends," she came and hugged us both.

We were soon back at my house.

"Is Bobby staying tonight?" Carter asked excitedly.

"Yeah," I smiled.

"Hey Bobby, later when you and Rae get back from skulling, will you play on the Xbox with me?"

"Um." Bobby looked at me.

"I'm fine with it, he doesn't really get to hang out with guys much," I smiled.

"Sure bro, I'd love to," Bobby smiled. Carter's face lit up.

"Thanks," Carter smiled. Bobby and I went up to my room.

"Thank you for doing that," I smiled.

"He's my brother now, it'll be good to spend some time with him,"

"I love you,"

"I love you more,"

I giggled a little.

"By the way your mum is so lovely," I grinned. "I see your resemblance because your both loving, caring people,"

"Thank you," he came and took hold of me. " So tomorrow when my parents come to meet yours, they're even going to tell them about your abilities?"

"Yes both our families are connected now because of you and I, so they need to know everything because maybe in the future if we have kids; they'll have abilities too,"

"Maybe in another ten years," Bobby smiled. "We're only seventeen no need to think about that for a while,"

"Yeah I know, it's just your parents need to be prepared.

"I'm sure they'll be fine about it," he smiled and then kissed my forehead. "Are you going to the festival of the moon this weekend?" He asked.

"Yes if you are," I beamed.

"Yeah,"

An hour later we arrived at the skulling alley. Bolt and Jake had arrived at my house to hang out with Carter about ten minutes before we left; they seemed to get along straight away.

My phone buzzed; it was a text off my mother:

'I will never use my ability around that Frankenstein monster ever again; his body parts started moving so frantically he nearly threw on at Carter and Jake!

Mum x'

I giggled.

"What?" Bobby asked. I showed him the text and he chuckled. "What's your mum's ability?"

"She can summon things plus she has some control over the things she summons," I smiled.