16

Previously…

“You can’t escape me…” the deep dark male voice in her head taunted.

“Yes I can.” her frown deepened. “Leave me alone.”

“I found you, Aurelia. And I will have you again.”

~

There was tension in the air as soon as Ember entered the room and shut the door with a slam. A black cat looked up at her as she passed by. She glared at it angrily and tried to kick it away, but it had quickly ran into the waiting arms of a raven haired girl sitting on one of the Victorian recliners in the room.

“Oh you poor thing, Noir. Did she hurt you?” Ashley cooed, stroking the soft black fur. The cat immediately responded to the familiar touch and begun to purr.

She glared at the two angrily, before continuing her march to her bedroom, her high heels making loud tapping sounds as she did so.

“Don’t mind her, Noir.” Ashley grinned. “She’s just like that because she lost the Perpetual.”

Ember stopped in her tracks and swiftly turned to Ashley. “I did not lose my prey.” she muttered under her breath.

The raven haired girl smiled. “Well, where is she, Ember? I thought she’d be here right now?” Her smile widened into a sarcastic grin. “Or was she too much for you?”

“Shut up, you filthy little brat!” Ember snapped.

“He told you to wait, didn’t he? But you didn’t listen. You never do, don’t you, Ember?”

A ball of fire appeared in Ember’s hand and was about to throw it at Ashley when a cold pale hand wrapped itself around Ember’s wrist. “Now, now, Ember. We shouldn’t keep on fighting among ourselves.”

“Jasper!” Ashley screamed in delight. Immediately, she wrapped her arms around the shoulders of the black haired 30-year old man and kissed his cheek. “What took you so long?”

“I arranged several matters, my dear princess.” he smiled, taking his free hand to brush the hair that had fallen into the 15-year old’s face. “I missed you so much.”

“Are we leaving already? Don’t we have to catch that Yellow?” she inquired curiously, a small pout forming in her lips. “He said–”

“You know why we’re here, my precious. We energy vamps have to help each other. And we can’t have everyone’s cooperation if you keep on messing up with their heads.” He then turned to Ember with a stern warning. “I was hoping you could extend a bit more patience with my princess, Ember. She is my Perpetual, after all, not yours. It will never be your choice to drain her. Or punish her.”

Ember grabbed her hand back swiftly and hissed. “Then teach her some manners!” she yelled, before storming out of the room.

“Wuss!” Ashley yelled out to her, sticking out her tongue afterwards. Jasper grinned and held out a finger to her. “Now, now, Ashley. What did I just tell you about calling people names?”

“Oh clam up, Jaspie.” she whispered before setting her lips on to his and gave him a long deep kiss. “Umm… How did you manage all these days without me?” she whispered in his ear.

“You know I wouldn’t leave you here with that bitch if I had the choice.” he murmured, kissing her lips again.

“Stupid bitch…”Ashley grinned. Jasper grinned back at her as he started to feed off her energy.

~

“Ungh…”

“Aura?”

Her eyes turned toward the familiar voice as several questions popped into her head. What happened? Did they make it? Were they able to escape?

“Aura.”

She slowly opened her eyes and found his worried face staring down at her. “Are you alright?”

“Xander?” she looked at him, confused. She started to sit up from the bed, only to notice that the musky scent she had been smelling earlier came from the black jacket that was draped over her chest. “What happened?”

“You fainted.” he said, helping her sit up. “You’re already knocked out when I got to you.”

“Oh.” She suddenly looked away from Xander, and immediately, he knew that she was hiding one of her secrets again. Her eyes began to scan the room. “Where are we?”

“In my dorm. Jerome and I share this room.”

“Its a mess. You should learn to clean up.” she frowned.

“Aura?”

“Hmm?”

“Can I ask you something?”

Aura turned back to look at him. “What is it?”

He was silent for a moment, thinking about what right words to use. “Aura, What will happen… if they catch you?”

The pained look in Aura’s face returned.

“Aura?”

“You know what happens to an evamp’s victim if the vamp isn’t careful, right?”

“The victim dies. Yes, I know that.”

“It’s different with us Perpetuals. Our very own existence disappears along with the Essence.” she paused. “Aurelia Divina will be no more than a mere name… It will be as if I was never born.”

Next…

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~ by urbanwitch on February 24, 2009.

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