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He shivered at the mere thought of her. Jo Taylor. The girl that changed his life forever. He could still remember every moment that they spent together as if it was only yesterday. The memories were so crystal clear in his brain, that he would be able to recite every minute detail of the surroundings, the way she breathed and laughed; the butterflies that had run rampage in the pit of his stomach.
When he was firstly turned, he was told that the week before he was bitten would be the clearest of his memories. Not that he was complaining. Honestly, he felt that his time with Jo was the most fun he had had with a girl in a very long time. Any of his previous girlfriends were nothing in comparison to her.
So it wasn't surprising for him to remember that a week after they met, they became, to put it lightly, intimate with each other. It was to Kendall, one of the best experiences of his life. He can still remember the smoothness of her skin under his hands, the way her mouth moved against his, the way her lips felt, the noises that slipped from her mouth. It was such a stimulating memory, still managing to have an effect on him. He sighed and ran a hand through his golden locks before looking around apartment 2J. It had been a couple of hours since everyone had left and he knew it would be a few hours before any of the guys would come back. He got up from the orange couch and went to the stainless steel fridge to grab a juice box. He took the straw out of the plastic and stuck it in the can, before sucking out the juicy goodness. He went back to the couch and turned on the TV. It was a movie with a man and a woman in bed, just talking. He flicked through the channels, the image bringing back memories, and finding that nothing remotely interesting was on, he turned it back off.
His brain was again flooded with thoughts of Jo and what had happened after that night.
They were lying underneath the covers just staring into each other's eyes. It was a somewhat romantic moment as he remembers and he remembers the flicker of guilt and sadness in her eyes. He stroked her cheek with his thumb and tucked a strand of her gorgeous blonde hair back behind her ear. It was a somewhat comforting gesture he made, trying to show her how much he cared, even though they had only been together for such a short amount of time.
"What's wrong?" he asked, concern and worry clearly evident in his voice. She shook her head in a way to reassure him that she was fine even though it seemed like she was more trying to reassure herself. "I know you're lying to me, so can you please just tell me what's wrong."
Jo took in a deep breath and sat up, obviously trying to gain some kind of courage that Kendall didn't understand why she needed. "Kendall," she began, her voice laced with sadness and love, "I know we've only known each other for a week and this relationship is going super-fast but I feel like…"
Kendall sat up as well and stroked her back in an effort to calm her, "Feel like what?"
Jo sighed and turned to face him, her brown eyes locking contact with his green. "I feel like…" she nervously began, "that although we've been together for such a short time, I can't live without you."
To say that what she said had shocked him would surely be an understatement. His eyes widened in shock and his mouth hung open, unable to close it. He stayed like that for a while and seeing the fear rise in her eyes and face, he instantly snapped himself back into reality. She was muttering words of apology and telling him she was stupid, her words become inaudible and Kendall interrupted her train of thought.
"Hey, hey Jo." he said, "It's ok. I was just a little shocked that's all. You're an amazing girl and this week has been the best week of my entire life. What I feel for you, I've never felt or another girl before. I love you. I do. And honestly, thinking about it…" he paused for a breath, with Jo studying him intently, "I honestly can't imagine my life now without you in it…" He gave her a reassuring smile and he could see the relief pouring through her face. "So you ok?"
Jo smiled brightly back at him, causing the butterflies at the bottom of his stomach to wake up. "Yep. I'm great." She lay back down on the bed and glanced up at the ceiling, "It's just that if we're going to be together… I have to tell you something."
Kendall raised his eyebrows in confusion. Surely it couldn't be bad… right?
She glanced back at him, then went to stare in the opposite direction, clearly finding it difficult to say whatever she was about to say. She gulped loudly from the nerves and spoke up the three words he never expected in a million years to hear and that for a moment, he found it too difficult to believe. "I'm a vampire."
He started to laugh hysterically and fell back on the bed holding his stomach. "A vampire? Seriously? That's got to be the funniest thing I've ever heard!" He continued laughing when she turned her head to face him, but stopped when she saw the blood red colour of her eyes. He gulped loudly, the silence in the room telling him it was no joke. "Your eyes are r...r...rrred!" he stuttered, clearly scared as he tried to back away from her. She smiled and nodded, clearly showing her pearly white teeth and fangs.
"I told you, I'm a vampire." Jo stated, moving closer to Kendall's scared form. "Don't worry Kendall. I'm not going to hurt you. But if we're going to be together you have to trust me."
"B…bb...but what if I d...don't wanna be with a vampire?"
"You do. You want to be with me or you would have run away by now." She scooted closer to him and placed her head gently on his shoulder. He tried to steady his breathing and calm down. 'If she was going to hurt you, she would have done it by now…' His subconscious reasoned with him and he had to admit that it was true. So he calmed himself down by taking deep breaths and looking at the seemingly delicate form that was resting on his shoulder. Maybe she wasn't so bad after all.
It was a few minutes before either of them spoke again and finally Kendall broke the silence. "I trust you." She got up from his side and stared at him.
He turned to face her and gave her a genuine smile, "Really."
"Ok well… I have to turn you."
That definitely shocked him more than he expected. "Turn me? As in make me a vampire?"
She nodded, "Yep. It's not that different to a normal human life, it's just that you need to drink blood in order not to die. You can live forever."
"What about sleeping? Do vampires sleep? Do they glow? I don't wanna be like a twilight vampire!"
Jo shook her head and laughed, her mouth open showing her fangs in providence, they were definitely sharp. "No it's nothing like twilight. I honestly hate it. It gives people the wrong impression of vampires although I did take an idea from the book… I drink animal blood instead of human blood. Works just as well."
Kendall sighed and nodded his head. He honestly couldn't believe he was doing this. Letting her change him. But he hoped that they would be together for a long time so, he knew he had to take a risk. He took a deep breath and whispered closing his eyes tightly shut, "Just try to make it hurt as little as possible."
"I'll try." It was the last thing he heard before he felt soft kisses on his neck and suddenly a sharp pain that lasted a few seconds before he felt himself becoming light headed and he fainted.
Kendall woke up that next morning feeling light headed. He looked around the room, not remembering much of what happened the night before, due to a fog in his brain. He got up out of bed and went to the bathroom and looked at himself in the mirror, almost dying of a heart attack as a result. His eyes were red. Blood red. And suddenly all the memories rushed back and he realised it wasn't a dream. It was real.
He was a vampire.
"You need to feed."
Kendall turned around to face Jo who was looking at him from the doorway, leaning on the doorframe. "Go get changed and I'll teach you how to hunt."
So that's what he did and he was thankful to Jo. The next week she spent everyday teaching him how to control himself, how to hunt, everything he would need to know for when he went back to his normal life. It wasn't long before he had to go back to the Palm Woods and his pop star life, leaving Jo behind.
"I'm going to miss you." He said as he hugged her, never wanting to let go.
"I'll miss you more. I promise I'll see you soon." She said, giving him a genuine smile before giving him a peck on the lips and walking back inside the B&B. He sighed, taking one last look at the place before he got into the taxi and began the journey home.
It had been easy at first to adjust his vampire self to being back in the Palm Woods. Mainly because they guys were in Minnesota for another week. He mostly spent his time around the apartment or by the pool, occasionally speaking to people who walked by or came up to him. He seemed under control. Well, until the guys got back.
It was a Sunday afternoon and the three boys collapsed into the apartment from exhaustion. Kendall, having heard the wreckage came out from his room to see his best friends on the wooden floor with their suitcases all around them. He couldn't help but laugh at the sight of them until one of them spoke up.
"Kendall," it was Logan who spoke, "Can you stop laughing and HELP US UP!" Kendall rolled his eyes and gave them his hand, helping them up one at a time and giving them a brotherly hug.
"How was Minnesota?" He asked eager to know how their holiday was.
"It was great! So nice to see my family again!" Carlos replied enthusiastically, as usual, and the others nodded in agreement.
"What about you?" James asked his blonde friend. "How was Canada?"
"Amazing! It was so good! And I met a lovely girl there too."
"OOOOH! What's her name? What's she look like? Tell!"
He laughed at his friend's childishness but answered all their questions and they talked and caught up for the rest of the night.
It was finally night time and the boys all went to their respective bedrooms. Kendall went into the bathroom and splashed his face with cool water. He was beginning to feel the familiar burn in his throat, and it had only got worse when they had returned to the apartment. Now it was excruciating. He knew he needed to feed and soon. He saw his eyes begin to dilate and turn the familiar blood red of his vampire self. He quickly changed into his slacks and got out of the bathroom and into his bed, knowing tomorrow he would have to hunt.
He tried to get himself to sleep but the burning in his throat made it seem almost impossible. He thrashed about in the bed trying to find a comfortable position in which to sleep, but failed. He lay on his back and stared at the ceiling. He sighed quietly, hoping that he'll slowly manage to get to sleep. He felt a dip in the bed beside him and turned in its direction to see James sitting there.
"You ok?" Kendall just nodded, keeping his eyes shut, hoping that James wouldn't notice their colour. "Are you sure?"
"Positive." He said, but groaned after a few seconds. James after that didn't believe him. He grabbed Kendall and gave him a hug in the hope that it would comfort Kendall from whatever problems he was experiencing. Little did he know, it only made things worse. Kendall could hear the pulsing of James' veins and could taste the blood in his mouth. The burning in his throat became unbearable and he acted on instinct and bit into James' neck. The tall brunette yelped in pain before he fainted, Kendall sucking the blood out of his friend. He let go his friend, who fell onto his bed, paler than he was before.
It took a few moments for Kendall to fully understand what had just happened. When he realised he had just drank his friend's blood he shrunk back in horror. His friend was close to lifeless on his bed and it was all his fault. If he didn't do something soon, he knew he'd be dead.
"Shit!" Kendall cried as he rushed over to his friend's lifeless body. "What do I do? What do I do?!" He glanced around, hoping to God that there was some way he could save his best friend's life. He did the first thing that came to his head, biting into his wrist and holding it in front of James' mouth, making him swallow Kendall's blood an then he snapped his neck.
Once he finished, he laid James' body back onto his own bed whilst Kendall sat on his, unable to sleep in fear of his best friend's death. Eventually though, he gave into his drowsiness and drifted off to sleep.
The next thing he knew, he was awoken by a shriek coming from the bathroom. Kendall's eyes shot open and looked to James' bed to find it unoccupied. He got up and rubbed his eyes before rushing to the bathroom to come face to face with the tall brunette looking at his expression in the mirror. He turned to Kendall and scrambled back in an attempt to get as far away from the blonde as possible. "Who are you? What are you? What have you done to me?!" Kendall could see the fear in James' eyes and he also noticed something he had become accustomed to. They were blood red.
"James, it's me Kendall. I'm not going to hurt you."
James shook his head and backed up against the white tiled wall, "What are you?"
Kendall sighed, "I'm a vampire James. And I'm sorry."
James furrowed his eyebrows in confusion, the fear still evident in his eyes. "What? Why?"
Kendall snapped back into the present when the door to their apartment was opened to reveal James wearing his sunnies, with his brown hair dishevelled and his shorts clinging to his tanned legs. He smiled at Kendall and greeted him before he walked to their shared bathroom to have a shower. He regretted everyday what he did and always at the back of his mind, he saw James cowering in fear at Kendall's mere presence and his own appearance. Kendall knew he had dragged James into something he had wished he would never have to let anyone else go through, but now here he was. They were now in this together and Kendall couldn't hide the guilt and sadness in his voice when he answered James' question. He looked the brunette straight into his red irises and said the words he knew he would always regret.
"I turned you into a vampire."