Okay so as I promised this chapter is longer…WAY longer. I would really love it if you guys reviewed! That would be great! I love all the feedback I've gotten. So review, favorite, follow any three would be great. Well here's the next chapter, hope you all like it. Thanks for reading!
P.S There is a quote from one of my favorite books Vampire Academy said by Nat.
Disclaimer: Sadly I do not own Strange Angels though I do own this particular storyline, the characters aren't mine
I jumped as I heard the knock at my door and ran to open it. "Nat, what took you so long?"
"Um, I was in class? Did you forget that we have that? It's called school, maybe you should try it instead of always ditching in the middle of the day." she said cutting me a look.
"Oh right. Sorry I forgot." With everything that's happened so far today, class was way down on the list.
"It's alright. So what's the 911 for. Is everything okay?" she asked looking a bit concerned.
"No, we had this council meeting and, no I mean that's not even what I wanted to talk to you about. This Graves-Christophe thing is really stressing me out. I don't know what to do anymore and then today just made it all worse! I mean-"
"Woah, slow down what happened? Just start over, start at the beginning." she said, interrupting my rant.
"Alright" I said taking a deep breath before I began again. "Well we had this council meeting and basically…Scarabus is back and-"
"Wait, Scarabus? You mean like the myth that's not supposed to exist?"
"Yeah, but look Nat, that's not what's important right now-"
"Not important! How could this not be important?" By now she was screaming, but that's not what I wanted to talk to her about!
"Because it's not what I wanted to talk to you about in the first place! Now are you going to listen or are you going to interrupt me again?" I said pointedly at her.
"Right, sorry go ahead. No interruptions, I promise." she pretending as if she was zipping her lips together and throwing away the key.
"Alright well after the meeting I was talking to Christophe-" Me passing out was not relevant to the story. "-and he was saying how he wouldn't let anything happen to me, but in the letter Scarabus threatened me with Christophe, saying if I didn't do what he said something bad would happen to him. So I told him that I wasn't worried about myself, that I was more worried about him, and he just lost it. He wouldn't even let me finish what I was saying before he just cut me off and walked away."
"Did it seem like he was angry or did he just write you off?"
"Neither, he just said 'No' and when I tried to continue he said we weren't talking about it and stormed off."
"What were his exact words?"
"He said 'No Dru, we're not having this discussion' and walked away."
"And you said he wasn't mad?"
"No, if anything he looked surprised and a little scared. I just don't get it. He knows it'd hurt me to lose him so why is he so surprised?" I had told him once before that I didn't want to lose him. What made this time so different?
"How do you feel about him Dru?" She asked quietly, looking down.
"I care about him, he's my friend." Well I did. I wasn't lying, but as I said the words it didn't feel like I was telling the whole truth either.
"Are you sure he's just a friend Dru? You guys have gotten pretty close over the last few months. Maybe-" Now it was my turn to cut her off. I didn't know if I liked where this conversation was going.
"We're just friends Nat. I mean sure we messed around a little bit, but that was it. It wasn't anything serious." I said defiantly. Though now I felt as though I was lying…to myself.
"It didn't look that way to everyone else." She said her voice eerily calm as if she was dealing with a wild animal. "How do you really feel about him Dru? Because I don't think the feelings you have for each other are just friendship." And I knew she was right. How many times would I try and kid myself when deep down I knew I had feelings for him.
"You're right. I like him, a lot, but I love Graves. Things between us just wouldn't work out. He'd only get hurt in the end. He shouldn't like me back." It was true. He would only get hurt. The letter was proof of the inevitable.
"I don't know if he can help it." Though she said it so quietly I wasn't sure if I heard her right. What did she mean? "Tell me this Dru, why do you love Graves?"
Her question caught me off guard. What did she mean why? "He's been there for me this whole time after I got him bit by a wulfen. He even stayed after I got him captured by Sergej for crying out loud!" I said, my voice raising. I took a deep breath to calm myself. "We have fun together. I like being around him. He's my rock and I know he'll always have my back. I promised to never leave him and he promised me the same thing. We're always there for each other." Why did it feel like I was defending myself?
"Are you sure those are the right reasons Dru?" She asked, still using that deathly calm voice.
"Yeah, what other reasons should I have that are better than those?" What was she trying to say?
"It just sounds to me like you feel responsible for what happened to him"
"Of course I feel responsible. If it weren't for me he wouldn't be in this situation!" None of those horrible things would have happened to him.
"The first thing you said after that was that you 'had fun' together. I don't really think that should be the first way you describe your relationship. It should be 'we strengthen each other' or 'he makes me want to be a better person' most importantly 'he understands me completely' and you didn't say any of that." That reminded me of something Christophe had said once.
"You make me want to be better than what I am."
"And didn't you just say you guys promised each other that you would never leave one another? Dru, he left you for three months without a word. That doesn't really seem compatible with that promise." She stated, he had left me, but it was for a good reason. Why couldn't he have let you get through this together? I didn't know what to say to that. "I know Christophe always used to leave there in the beginning, but do you ever doubt that he'll come back for you?" It was so similar to a thought I had what seemed like ages ago. He was the one person that I could always trust to come back for me. And he'd proven that countless times. Could I really just ignore that?
"Never." I had to be honest now. It was the only way I was going to be able to sort through all this. "But that doesn't mean I don't love Graves. Nothing is ever going to change that." That at least was true.
"I never said it did, but loving someone and being in love with someone are two totally different things. Have you ever asked yourself how you truly felt about Christophe?"
"Not really, no, but I have Graves."
"Maybe you should." She said as she stood up.
"He knew my mom Nat, and he's way older than me. Don't you think that's a little creepy?" How old was he anyway? Like 200?
"When you live indefinitely, age isn't always that important." As she left and closed the door behind her. I suppose it made sense. I guess I had some things to think about.
"After sitting and pondering what Nat had said I went for a walk around the Schola and just as I was about to turn a corner I heard someone talking.
"Yeah, I miss you too. Love you, bye." That voice sounded eerily familiar, I thought just as I heard the footsteps getting closer. I had just gotten into a hiding spot when they walked around the corner.
Wow, a lot of heavy stuff. And WHO was Graves talking to? Guess you'll have to wait and find out. If you all review maybe I'll post another chapter sooner ;) or you can follow or favorite the story, those are good too. Until next time, happy reading!