Edge Part 30: The SetupI groaned as I shuffled under the sheets, my heart nearly stopping as I noticed the warm presence I pressed against. I twitched my fingers, feeling his shoulder blade under my grip, and smiled. I opened my eyes but was too afraid to move as I seen Elliot's still-asleep face next to me, his hands curled near his face. I thought that even my slightest movement would wake him, so I remained still, taking him in... His was perfect and soft as he slept, and yet, at the same time, there was something strong about him that I admired. He had almost an angelic air about him; his pale skin and flawless features, gentle curls of blonde hair falling around the pillows... And here he was, all too real... Asleep in my bed. How could something that was supposed to be so wrong feel so right?Edge Part 30: The Setup7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I couldn't take just looking at him any longer. I moved my hand from his back, running my palm over his chest. Before he could wake up, I leaned in and put my lips against his. I felt
A+C Chapter 3Chapter three: Dirty dancingA+C Chapter 37 years ago in Humor More Like This
Its not going to be as bad as you think, besides girls love a man who can dance, trust me! Apolon insisted. Though truthfully the last thing he really wanted was for Camael to actually get any women. Camael groaned and looked out the window. I really do not want to do this. He said Oh come on it will be fun and we havent seen Adrian and Abby in a while anyway. Arent you interested in how they are doing? Apolon asked producing the best smile he could.
I suppose Camael grunted. Thats the spirit. Apolon whipped the car around in a U turn after missing his turn off and then sped down the correct street. They pulled in front of Adrians building and stopped. Now dont be a grump Camille, Abby really is looking forward to this. Apolon said with a smile. He had to insist that Camael dress down for this and by dressing down Camael wore a button-up shirt a
Edge Part 23: Bang I could see the light in the distance getting closer... Just beyond the thin path, but that's all I could see. I kept moving, though. There had to be something at the end! Maybe a house... or a street. It looked like I was walking deeper into the woods, but who knows. Maybe there was a street somewhere... As the end got closer, I tried to move faster. I was so close... I could see the ground at the end of the path... it just looked like dirt, not a street, but it could still be a house. I pressed even faster until my lungs started to hurt again, trying to keep my balance by using the trees around me.Edge Part 23: Bang7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Finally, I bust through the thin wall of vines that covered over the end of the trail, covering my eyes as bright, white light blinded me. I stumbled blindly forward, trying to open my eyes, the light making it impossible. As I finally stopped trying to walk, blind, I herd something click.
"Finally," a familiar choky
Edge Part 38: Dealings I watched out the car window as the world went by, the houses and streets slowly starting to disappear as we drove further and further from the main part of town.Edge Part 38: Dealings7 years ago in General More Like This
"Where are we going?" I finally asked Elliot as woods started to surround us, the dirt road in front of us gradually becoming more narrow.
"Somewhere nice," he said, glancing at me.
"But we're in the woods," I said, nervously. "What about Cirrus?"
"I wouldn't want you going in the woods without me regardless, but he only wanders around at night for the most part. Sleeps in the day. Probably because there's nothing he can do without being seen by people," he said, shrugging.
I accepted his explanation and just watched the ground as the too- green trees diminished, a gradually widening ribbon of blue water running along side the path. I sat up as Elliot pulled the car off to the side, the water from the river thickening and mak
Edge Part 48: I Still Love You I tried to not think about who would find me... How I would look. How much blood there would be. My mother would probably find me when she came home from work tomorrow... After I hadn't answered her calls all day. As the cold blade of Elliot's knife made tiny, almost unnoticeable nicks in my skin, I thought about how I would do it. Elliot's knife was so sharp, it wouldn't take much pressure to slit my wrist wide open... I could probably bleed myself dry just from one, quick pull. If it went deep enough, I wouldn't even have to do the other wrist.Edge Part 48: I Still Love You7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I relaxed my shoulders a moment, taking another deep breath as I opened my eyes, trying to start over again. I looked down at the knife shaking in my hand, the chiseled detail of the wolves' furs glittering against the dull light from my lamp like gold. I could see my reflection in the silver of the polished blade, my eyes swollen and red, nose and cheeks just a shade pinker. Even in the metal reflection, I could
Edge Part 19: Albino "Can I please help you up now?" Elliot said as he bent next to me. "It's been over an hour."Edge Part 19: Albino7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I sighed, finally pulling my palms away from my eyes and looking at him. I reached one hand up and he took it, yanking me to my feet. I stumbled under my sleeping legs before gaining my balance as I fell against his chest. I pushed away as quickly as I could, but I knew it wasn't going to do any good. I was just lying to myself, now. Elliot laughed in his throat, shaking his head.
"I'm sorry," I said again. "I'm over reacting, aren't I?"
I thought I herd Dante scoff at my comment from the kitchen, but it might just have easily have been a sneeze or a cough.
"Maybe a little," He said, stepping towards the hallway. "Come in Dante's room with me," He said, waiting for me.
For an instant, I felt gripped by fear about going to his room. I shook my head. I wasn't ready fo
Edge Part 55:Two Views On Love As I scrambled up the stairs, wondering if whoever was in my room could even hear me coming over the sound of the slamming door, I knew whatever I was going to find wouldn't be good. I ran down the hall as another snarl cut through me, the viciousness making my blood run cold. My arms shook as I got to my door, pressing my ear nervously against it as the sounds inside stopped.Edge Part 55:Two Views On Love7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Go ahead and rip it off! See what your Abel thinks of you then!" I could hear Rafael shouting, the sound of my closet door shaking on it's hinges after. I gasped, a new fear I hadn't considered gripping me as I flung the door open.
"Leave him alone!" I said quickly. Elliot stood in front of my closet, gripping the door handle tightly with one hand and trying to pry it open from the side with his other. His expression was one I hadn't seen before- his nose wrinkled into a snarl, his teeth looking much too pointed as his mouth hung in a strange mix or rage. As soon a
Edge Part 28: Intruder I breathed heavily through my nose as I tried to see who it was that stood so close to me, I could feel their breath on my face. My fingers tried desperately to wedge themselves between his hand and my lips.Edge Part 28: Intruder7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Shhhh," he whispered in the darkness. Don't want your mother coming up here, do you?" My relief was instant as I recognized the voice.
"Elliot?" I gasped as he let me pull his hand away. I winced as the light flicked on.
"Who else?" he said as he let his hand drop from my shoulder.
"How did you get in?"
"The window," He said, shaking his head. "Your mom said that you couldn't come to my house, but she never said I couldn't come here."
"Than why didn't you come through the front door?" I joked, still trying to get my frightened senses to calm themselves.
"I didn't want to take my chances," he laughed as he looked at me.
Edge Part 4: Panic Don't panic... Don't panic... I tried to tell myself that.... But how could I? If there was ever a time to panic, gushing blood in an abandoned, dead ended road with your senses failing you and a potential murderer just around the corner was the time! No... I wouldn't let myself go down like that! The cracked, old pavement beneath me scratched at me jeans as I tried to stand. I twisted my body around until I was facing the chain link fence that barred my only way to freedom. My heart raced as terrible thoughts clouded my brain.... What if he's got a gun? Do you wanna die shot from behind? I tried to push them away as I ran my fingers along the fence, trying to place them in a way that would let me pull my numb body up. I stretched my hands above me, gasping as warm blood soaked through the fabric on my shirt sleeve. I couldn't keep my eyes from falling of the wound on my arm. It was worse than I thought. I was losing a lot of blood. I felt the coldnessEdge Part 4: Panic7 years ago in Horror More Like This
+Bell-Academy Chapter 3+Darkness so dark and thick that it nearly gagged me surrounded me. I was wandering around in the woods near my home trying to get back. But every time I moved, Id loose my place and go deeper into the thick wood. The sharp cracks of twigs and pine needles under-foot were the only sounds, but I swear once and a while I heard other things creaking in the dark, though I couldnt see them.+Bell-Academy Chapter 3+7 years ago in Teen More Like This
Nervousness started escalating my heart, causing me to move frantically. I knew I needed to get out, before whatever was in these woods got to me. I didnt know what was in the woods, but I knew that Id be dead if it finally got tired of our game of cat and mouse. It seemed pointless to me to keep going in this mind-numbing darkness. A sharp snap of a stick sounded behind me, and I whirled around. All I could see was a pair of golden eyes, and the flash of fangs, though the figure slowly manifested to me. It was Damion, and relief instantly nearly buckled me. His skin was too pale t
Edge Part 61:A Cold Broken CryI stumbled up to Elliot's door, unable to catch my breath. I could feel the blood, cold and sticky on the back of my neck. I tried to keep my balance, but my head and body felt light and I fell against the door. My hand slid over the knob and twisted it, falling forward as the door gave. I hit the floor, just barely able to keep on my hands and knees as I tried to get enough air in my lungs to call Dante.Edge Part 61:A Cold Broken Cry7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
It wasn't until I was kneeling for a while that I started to wonder why he hadn't herd me come in.
"Dante," I herd a small, quiet voice call from behind some door, "is that you?"
"Gideon," I gasped, "where's Dante?"
"He's looking for you and Elliot!" He said, sounding almost cheerful. "He told me and Addie to wait in our room until he got back... But if you're here, does that mean we can come out?" I herd the door creak open slightly towards the end.
"No, listen to Dante," I said in one sacrifice
Edge Part 54: Exchanging Words I managed to call Elliot and slip out of my house without so much as making my mother turn in her sheets. The way to Elliot's was hard, though, with the chilling breeze and icy air. Not to mention the occasional howl, from what I could only assume was Cirrus still looking for Rafael, sending shivers down my spine. And it didn't help that Elliot didn't meet me half way. My house was hardly out of view by the time he was at my side, his glowing pupils searching the darkness as another howl split the night.Edge Part 54: Exchanging Words7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"You hear that?" He asked me as he put his arm against my back, hurrying me along.
"How could I not? Hell if Cirrus shuts his mouth for two seconds," I said, trying to make light of something that was obviously worrying Elliot.
"How did you know that was Cirrus?" Elliot asked, his eyes flashing towards me.
"Who else would it be?"
My answer wasn't a good one, but Elliot didn't question me, th
Edge Part 40: Full Circle Elliot let me out of his car and I trotted up to my door, nervously. My mother's car was already parked in the driveway, the red paint glowing orange with the sun. I herd Elliot rev the engine to encourage me before he pulled away. I don't know why I felt so nervous... There was no reason for my mother to be angry with me. I left her a note, and technically it wasn't even dark out yet. But as I got inside and realized that she was sitting somewhere in the kitchen and not on the couch or in her room, I realized that she wanted to talk to me.Edge Part 40: Full Circle7 years ago in General More Like This
Reluctantly, I walked into the light of the kitchen, my mother sitting at the table and facing me.
"Home early? What'd they do, fire you?" I joked, getting a glass of water as I tried to pretend I came into the kitchen completely unaware that I was in trouble.
"No," she sighed, crossing her legs. "I changed my hours so I can spend some more time with you... But what
+Bell-Academy Chapter 5+Chapter Five+Bell-Academy Chapter 5+7 years ago in Teen More Like This
The rest of the day passed relatively quickly. Damion stuck by my side for most of the day, or at least for the classes we had together, causing much more people to shoot their angry gazes to me. Amber avoided me like I was the plague, shooting the worst of the looks in my direction. But, at least she left me alone, except for when she wanted to talk to Damion, which, after the first long periods she started coming back to her usual spot next to him, talking his ear off about I dont even know what. Something that you couldnt even focus on unless you were one of the popular ones. Damion seemed to follow it more or less, though he looked bored most of the time that she talked to him.
It wasnt long before the school day was over, the last bell getting everyone to jump to their feet and run right out of Mr. Bradburys classroom. Damion stood, and gave me a nervous little smile, as if not wanting to be alone with me for any amount of time. I was pretty su
Edge Part 60: All Things Die"I don't understand," Elliot said as he glared at Cirrus.Edge Part 60: All Things Die7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"What's not to understand?" He asked, paying more attention to the slivers of blood under his nails than Elliot. "You can't control your pack. They run around wherever they want with whoever they want, even with other packs." He gave a slight chuckle at that, a crooked, toothy smile crossing his face as he glanced up.
"Don't touch my family," Elliot growled through his teeth, his grip on me tightening uncomfortably.
"What if they don't want to be your family anymore? What if they get pushed away by their families when they need them?" Cirrus said, his expression darkening.
"That isn't what's happening! Angel knows that we only want to help her- She's lying to you!"
"And why would she do that?"
Elliot had no real answer for that. And, if not that, he simply didn't feel like speaking to Cirrus anymore. He took a step back, me goin
Edge Part 39: Over Protective I tried to run the positive and negatives of being turned right there and then by Rafael through my head.Edge Part 39: Over Protective7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What if I die?" I asked quickly.
"Your perfectly healthy," Rafael said, tilting his head. "What are you? Seventeen? Eighteen? Your the perfect age to be turned. The chances of you dying are probably slim to none. As a matter of fact, the longer you wait, the more likely it is you'll die."
"Well, if you're too old, you're body won't be able to adjust to the change. Same thing if you're too young. You have to do while you're still developing, but aren't quite done yet."
Another thing that Elliot failed to mention to me... I took a deep breath. I wasn't worried about Elliot being mad at me. If he really loved me, he would just get over it and be happy that he didn't have to do it himself. Worse case scenario, I could lie and say that Cirrus ordered Rafael to turn me...
Edge Part 3: Encounter I rubbed my hand over my face, taking in a deep breath of moist, summer morning air. My body may have been walking down the road, dark with the color of a sky at six in the morning, but my mind was still in bed...The nerve of my mother. Most of my life is still in boxes, and yet she wakes me up Friday morning to go to school... Because missing that one day was going to ruin my life if I didn't go... I suppose that's her frame of mind. I was so out of it I didn't even bother to complain.Edge Part 3: Encounter7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The walk to school really wasn't so long. I could practically see the end of the wide yellow road laid out in front of me, tall grass and twisted steel rising into the dim summer sky on either side. From there, it would be just a short turn away. And once I dug my bike out from whatever box filled hole the moving men had dumped it into, I could get there in only a few minutes.
As my mind began to focus,
Edge Part 31: Abandoned"So, where are we going?" I managed to ask as Anna and I settled into the idling car. I was thankful that she was keeping her hands to herself for the time being, her palms folded in her lap.Edge Part 31: Abandoned7 years ago in Horror More Like This
"Where else?" she said sarcastically as if I already knew where we were going. I just shook my head and shrugged slightly, wishing that she would just tell me where to go so I could get away from her house... I couldn't see him, but I could feel her dad's eyes burning into the car through his window.
"Someone new bought that old theater in town a couple months back... It's a club now. Jus' opened the other day. You didn't know?" she said smiling. Apparently, me seeming like I lived in a cave was endlessly amusing to her.
"I do now," I said, putting the car in drive and easing it away from the house. I was actually relieved at her choice of where to go... Had she wanted to go to a restaurant or something as was customary on a date, I
Edge Part 27: Mother's Prison "What were you thinking!" My mother growled at me as soon as I got in the car, brushing rain off of my clothes.Edge Part 27: Mother's Prison7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What do you mean?" I said, honestly confused.
"You left without even leaving me a note! And in a storm? Of all times!"
"Mom, relax," I said as we drove. "You're really overreacting. I just went to Elliot's house... Why is that so wrong?"
"I don't want you there all the time," she spat, her grip tightening on the wheel. "There's something not right about them..."
"You liked them just fine before you started talking to Mr. Penn!" I yelled, anger coming at me instantly. "What did he tell you, huh mom? Did he tell you that they were bad? Did he say that they were suspicious? Did he-"
"We're just looking out for you, Abel!"
"Oh! So, now it's we?"
There was silence as my mother realized her mistake, the only noise the sound o
+Bell-Academy Chapter 2+My head felt like it was about to explode as returned to conscious. I groaned at the dull throbbing pain, but it was easier than Id have thought to ignore it. I tried to roll over, and something weighted me down, making it hard to move. At least a dozen blankets covered me, and I curled into them. A fire nearby crackled softly, giving heat to wherever I was. It went quite, the two people in the room going silent as I slowly woke from my drugging sleep.+Bell-Academy Chapter 2+7 years ago in Teen More Like This
Are you alright? a rather beautiful voice asked from right above me; the voice that had been talking with Damions.
I opened my eyes glancing up blearily to where the voice was coming froma rather pretty face above me. The mans face was rather beautiful, without loosing it's masculinity, and bore an odd resemblance to Damions. The face was pale, paler it seemed, than Damion, with short blond hair sticking out at odd angles and tan eyes, with an odd gold tinge. They must have been related, I though
Edge Part 74: I Promise I laid in the hospital bed, reaching under my right arm. I touched gently at the stitches from where they had stuck the tube into my chest and flinched away. I hadn't felt them put it in the first time, when I first came to the hospital, or the second time, after my lung had collapsed again. I was glad I was asleep both times. It must have been an awful thing to look at.Edge Part 74: I Promise6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I glanced out the large, glass window at my side, looking into the hallway where nurses and doctors strolled by. I had been in the ICU for three days, two of them spent unconscious, too drugged to know what was going on yesterday, and now today. Today I could go back to the regular rooms. I could have some visitors other then my mother again.
She hadn't been much company. She went home after six, now, and came back around nine. Or so I was told. I hardly seen her at all. I didn't know exactly why she was so adverse to talking to me. She had so many good reasons. My lying.
Edge Part 63: Last GoodbyeAs I waited for someone to answer the phone at Elliot's house, I felt much more nervous than I thought I would. I swallowed deeply, holding my breath every time the line rang. I glanced sideways at Gideon and Addie as they peeked around the corner at me, looking so innocent in their pajamas.Edge Part 63: Last Goodbye7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Hello?" the voice on the other end of the line echoed in my ear, making me jump despite the fact that I expected it.
"Hey Dante," I said, slightly disappointed. His name felt strange to say after what seemed like so long of me blocking it out of my mind.
"Abel," he said after a slight hesitation, "is everything all right?"
"Yeah," I said, laughing slightly. My hands started to sweat as I stayed silent, suddenly unable to think of something to say.
"...Abel, are you looking for Elliot?"
"No," I said into the phone, so quickly it was hardly a word. "I just wanted to tell you that Gideon and Ad
Edge Part 46: Tempting Elliot I was woken up the next morning, first by the sound of my mother leaving, and then soon after by the sound of Elliot shuffling next to me. I squinted at him in the lemon-colored light shining through my window, illuminating only a square on my floor. It must have been early, I thought, and I couldn't figure out why Elliot was already up, leaning on one elbow, his back facing me, as his head moved slowly from side to side. It wasn't until I noticed him touch gently at his pocket that I realized what he must have been doing.Edge Part 46: Tempting Elliot7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Looking for something?" I ask, pretending that I had just woken up and hadn't been watching him. He jumped, startled for a second before he looked back at me.
"No, no," he said, indifferent. "I just thought I had something... I guess I left it at home."
I narrowed my eyes on him, just able to notice his nostrils flaring slightly, his eyes gliding to the floor. Could he smell the metal? Did his senses work that we
Edge 72: Saving Abel Parents don't tell their little boys about princesses and monsters. They would never. And yet, a boy can still tell you the story of some princess. I don't know why, but that was the first thing I thought about as I herd Rafael's voice in my ears. I thought about that one girl... The one who was put into a deep sleep and only her true love's kiss could wake her. And, for the first time, I realized how selfish that boy must have been to wake her up; to force her out of a world of eternal dreams for pain and suffering.Edge 72: Saving Abel6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Abel... Please wake up... It's getting late," Rafael said.
I was vaguely aware of him running his fingers through my hair, but mostly I was focused on something else. Pain racked my entire body so badly, I didn't know where it was the worst. I couldn't even breathe. No matter how hard I inhaled, I could never get enough air, and even laying down I felt light headed.
As I opened