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Chapter 7: Finding My Zing
It had been less than an hour and everything was ready for my party. I was in awe as I noticed all the monsters were pretty accepting of me even though I was new to the hotel. I looked around as I didn't see Dracula around anywhere and frowned slightly since I did want to thank him for this. I sighed as I sat down on a chair near by and noticed that Frank, Wayne, Griffin, and Murray were on the stage. I raised an eyebrow as I quickly looked over towards the side of the stage to see Dracula standing there. I smiled widely as I watched him get on stage and look over at me. "I would like to thank you all for coming to the party and making this the bestest birthday for Jaime." He said. I watched as the monsters clapped and I smiled more. It had been an intresting birthday from playing bingo to now with the concert.
Dracula smiled as he looked at the monsters then looked over at the gang. "If you please..." He said. Wayne nodded his head as he begin to play a melody that sounded familar to me. "What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive. I can't keep up and I can't back own. I've been losing so much time." Dracula sang. I shook my head as I knew Jonathan must of told Dracula that this was my favorite song of all time. "I'll have to thank him later." I thought as I smiled awhile looking at Dracula. " 'Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do, Nothing to lose. And it's you and me and all other people. And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you." I couldn't believe everything that was going on around me. Having Dracula singing my favorite song even though he doesn't know it, celebrating my birthday, and just enjoying myself.
For once, I didn't have to worry about my family that was back in my world. My mom having Mulitiple Scelorsis and my step dad who had a stroke almost a year ago. I was the caregiver during all it and I didn't mind but now it felt so weird not being in the same world as my friends or family. I frowned as I thought about it... My world. It just wouldn't be the same without my friends or family. "There's something about you now. I can't quite figure out. Everything she does is beautiful. Everything she does is right. 'Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do. Nothing to lose. And it's you and me and all other people. And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you.". I could feel myself begin to smile as I heard Drac sing the song and I knew I actually did care for him. I would admit it to anyone that I did but I couldn't admit it to him just yet.
"What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive.". I stood up quickly and clapped my hands then whistled. "Thank you, thank you." Dracula said and looked over at me. That feeling I had before with him returned and I looked away, blushing slightly. I wanted to walk up to Drac and just kiss him. "Wait... Did I really just think about that..." I thought. I shook my head and quickly ran out towards the main lobby. Tears began to threaten to fall again as I stood there. It seemed like almost an hour before I finally realized Dracula was standing there behind me. I smiled slightly as I looked back at him then began to walk down the stairs. "Jaime... Wait.". Just as I heard this I turned around and faced Dracula. "What?" I said as I knew I sounded a little sad. "I believe we need to talk..." He said as he gently placed his hand on my shoulder.
I looked into his sapphire hues with my bright blue hues. "About what? I mean... Wait... Did I do something wrong?" I asked. Dracula laughed as he shook his head and smiled. "No my dear... I believe since we are alone I could give your birthday gift... But you have to close your eyes." He said. I nodded my head and closed my eyes then giggled slightly. "Drac... What are you..." I started to say but I was cut off by a pair of lips kissing me. I opened my eyes for a moment and noticed that Dracula was kissing me. Everything in my body felt at ease and I was calm for once in my life. I carefully wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him back gently then pulled away. I noticed that Drac was now calm as well and wondered if this is what Mavis meant by finding your zing.
I shook my head as I knew that Dracula was Martha's zing and always would be. I couldn't replace her nor did I want too. "I'm sorry, Drac... I have to be alone for awhile..." I whispered as I pulled away slowly. "No... Jaime... I believe that you were Martha in a past life... You have so many qualities that are like her but then again... You don't." Dracula said as he gently pulled me back towards him. I shook my head and frowned as I looked at Dracula. "Drac... I'm not Martha... I can't be... But... Everytime I'm around you... Nothing else matters... Only you... Everything seems to stand still and I... I care for you, Drac... I mean it... I care about you so much... I don't want to lose you..." I said. I was surprised by my new found courage and knew that I did apart of what the witch wanted... Admit that I did care for him.
I felt my body shiver as I moved closer to Dracula until my arms were around his waist. "Drac... I promise I'm not going to give you up... I don't care if I ever get to go back home... This is my new home and I don't want to lose it..." I said. Dracula hugged me tightly for a moment and looked at me. "And I promise nothing will happen to you..." He said. I nodded my head and gently kissed his cheek. "Drac... I believe you are my zing and I'm not going to let you get away." I said then laughed slightly. Dracula laughed a few moments later then smiled. "I promise to stay by your side, my dear... I don't want to lose you again." He said. I smiled as I shook my head and felt everything disappear for a few moments. "You will never lose me, Drac... I promise. Nothing will ever happen to me." I said.
Boy, little did I know that something wicked would be coming my way soon.