Saturday, 31 December 2011

Part 20

After the fire, Lilith thought the pain was over.
    It should've been.
    It normally was.
    But something about this one was different.
    Something had changed.
    Lilith stared at the charred, dead body of her father.
    She turned to run, but was stopped when the world twisted around her. The ground crumbled away, dropping her down... down... down...
    She gasped, and found that she was sat on a wooden floor, her eyes closed.
    She opened them.
    It was so dark.
    Lilith squinted through the darkness.
    She could faintly see moonlight filtering through a window somewhere to her side, but clouds made the light dim.
    She breathed heavily as her eyes searched across the room. Something was going to happen, and it wasn't going to be good.
    She jumped slightly when she saw the person sat beneath the window. She waited a moment, but they  didn't seem to mean her any harm.
    Their heart... it was beating so loud... and so fast. They must have sensed it too. The danger.
    The moon briefly came clear of the clouds, before plunging Lilith and the other person back into darkness.
    She froze. Their heart wasn't beating. The person was dead. Blood was everywhere... which meant that the heartbeat was coming from-
    "What?" Lilith gasped and clutched at her chest. She was alive. "Impossible..." She whispered.
    She looked around with new eyes. Tears of... shock? Happiness? A mixture of the two... were running down her cheeks.
    Lilith blinked to clear her vision, and she looked back to the dead person. It was recent, that much she could see.
    Her eyes had adjusted well already, and she could see that the blood was trailing across the floor. She followed it with her eyes till it came right up to her. Blood surrounded the area of the floor that she sat upon a grim pool of red, with things mixed in that she couldn't bring herself to look at.
    Had she...?
    She blinked again, and the world around her changed.
    There were suddenly mirrors surrounding her, and every angle the looked, all she could see was the blood of her clothes, her hands... her face...
    Blood even dripped from the ceiling... the ceiling?
    Lilith looked up into the pitch black eyes of Dusk as he hung down by his feet... dead.
    Suddenly she was sat on dead bodies, a huge mound of them. In the terrifying heap, she could see faces... faces she knew.
    Aquila... Isabella... Kallista, NJ, NiallVeniceOctaDragona-

Friday, 30 December 2011

Part 19

"Ow!" Lilith glared.
    Venice just rolled her eyes. "Hold still, will you? I can't do this if you keep fidgeting!"
    "I will not hold still!" Lilith shouted. "I have rights!"
    Venice smirked and continued bandaging her wounds, glancing up briefly and smiling as Niall walked in. "Who's torturing the little girl?" He asked.
    Lilith laughed once. "Little girl? I've been a vampire for ages! I'm not that young!"
    "So you keep telling us all." Venice grinned.
    Niall wandered up to stand beside her, his hand on her shoulder. He smiled and winked at her.
    "Oh!" Lilith shouted. "No starting with that! Not in here!"
    He sighed, but stopped. "Anyway," He said. "I just came in here to see how you were both doing..."
    Lilith raised an eyebrow. "And see if I knew anything? No. Or maybe they wanted you to spy on me to see if I was going to stay. Apart from that, I would only think that they could want you to see if I'd turned over to the dark side. You know, this is beginning to sound like a corny adventure film..." She snorted. "Oh, no wait! You probably just came in here to start smooching with your girlfriend!"
    Niall blinked. "Actually I really did just come in to see if you were doing okay... I could I go...?"
    Lilith crossed her arms. "Whatever."
    He waited a second, then shrugged and wandered off.
    Venice suddenly looked very angry. "You know, you could try to be a bit nicer. Is this how you usually treat people that you've just met? Plus, I'm trying to heal you. Plus I came and beat up your boyfriend, so don't be so rude!"
    Lilith ground her teeth.
    Venice sighed and got back to work.

Lilith sat on one of the chairs in her house's kitchen, reading.
    Brain Muncher by Gordon Edgley. The other's had said that these books were good, and apparently, the author had been involved in the magic world before he died, so she'd decided to check it out.
    The others were still around somewhere, but she wanted some privacy, so they were off in the other rooms, figuring out what to do about Dusk.
    After a while, it started to get late, but no one left to go home. Instead, the boys walked in and started rooting through her fridge to find some food.
    Niall made a face. "There's nothing in here!" Then he blinked. "Well, nothing but milk..."
    Lilith just raised an eyebrow. She didn't even bother looking up from the book.
    Kallista walked in after them. "And you expected there to be food? We're in a vampire's house Niall!" Shaking her head, she wandered round to open the cabinet above the sink. "But Lilith always keeps some coffee in the cupboards!" She grinned and poked Niall in the ribs. "That's the only reason she has the milk!"
    Lilith sighed and closed the book.
    Everyone turned their heads to her.
    She ignored them and continued silently up to her room, locking the door behind her. She dumped the book on the bed-side table.
    She didn't really need any of the stuff in this house, but she liked it to be there, because it made her feel more normal. As for the whole food issue... she rarely got visitors, and if you have a fridge full of food that you're never going to eat, then your house begins to smell a bit...
    Lilith smiled dully. She loved those guys downstairs. Not in a creepy way... more like they were her family... but of course, her real family was dead... they had been dead for a long time... and it had been her fault...
    "No!" Lilith gasped.
    Too late, she realised what was happening, and let her thoughts run out of control.
    Her knees buckled, and she collapsed, falling into the abyss of her dark past.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Part 18

Lilith opened her eyes.
    A bright white light shone on her. This was quite different to last time.
    Dusk walked in through the door opposite her, and sat down. His friend from last time stepped in after him, locking the door.
    "Lilith," Dusk spoke "We've been here before. We know how this ends."
    "Not this time Dusk." Lilith spoke clearly, not drowsy in any way. Yes, she had been knocked out, and so yes, she was a bit hurt, but she wasn't actually scared. Maybe it was because she hated herself anyway, and wouldn't mind dying. Or maybe it was because she really believed that Dusk wasn't going to hurt her. Whatever the reason, she was able to speak strongly, and that was very helpful.
    Dusk shook his head. "You'll give in to us. You know you will. What's the point of you acting this way now?"
    Lilith ignored the question, asking her own. "Dusk, why are you doing this? Why do you want me so bad?"
    "I don't." Dusk smiled evilly. But there was something behind it, some sort of uncertainty. Dusk hid it well though.
    "Then why not just leave me alone? Or better yet, kill me! That would help you, and your little party of idiots!"
    Dusk's friend growled.
    Dusk himself just shook his head. "That would not help us. We want to preserve as many of our own kind as possible."
    Lilith narrowed her eyes. "What are you really trying to do here? What is this evil scheme of yours?"
    Dusk sighed almost sadly. "I cannot tell you that unless you agree to side with us, and I am sure of your absolute devotion. Sorry."
    Lilith looked at him for a moment, searching in his eyes. He looked away automatically, making her raise her eyebrow.
    When Dusk looked up, he realised what he looked like now and scowled at her. Looking at his hench-man, he barked, "Kill her!" and turned to leave.
    "Aww, what's wrong Dusk?" Lilith asked, her mocking voice causing him to stop and half turn his head back to her. "Are you unable to do anything for yourself anymore? You seem to use this man here a lot!"
    He growled. "I will not be baited by you!" And with that he stormed out of the room.
    The man grinned at Lilith. "I think this is gonna be quite fun..."
    She smiled breezily back at him. "Ditto."
    As he advanced on her, slowly to add to the tension, Lilith fought to drive back the panic that had overwhelmed her when she was last in this position. This time... she didn't have a plan... but she had a chance.
    The man was slightly confused at Lilith's smile, but he continued towards her. He slowly pulled a small, but very sharp, knife from his pocket, and Lilith almost laughed at him. As if he needed it...
    His grin widened when he came to a stop, bending over to look her in the eye.
    Lilith swallowed, holding back for as long as she could. Wait... wait...
    Dusk's "minion" raised the knife, and the look in his eyes told Lilith that he was going to make this slow, and painful.
    But still Lilith held back, waiting...
    "Lets start on your face..." He raised the knife to her cheek, cutting into her skin lightly.
    She clenched her teeth, feeling a single drop of blood run down her face, and finally she springed into action, unable to let him continue hurting her.
    She kicked her leg (which she'd riggled free of the rope) up, shoving him away about a meter.
    Shocked, the man stumbled a bit, before growling and running back up to Lilith.
    Her body blurred slightly as she leapt up out of the chair, kicking him it the chin and landing behind the seat she had been tied to, her hands now tied to it in front of her.
    As the man stood up, Lilith noticed the blood in his mouth, and the missing teeth. He was really annoyed now. She blamed her boots.
    He ran at her, and she grabbed the chair, raising it to point the legs at him. He ran straight into the end of the chair, unable to stop. He fell to the ground. Lilith pulled the chair back and raised it above her head, bringing it crashing down on his back as he began to get up again. He was knocked to the floor again, and one of the legs of the chair fell off, another snapping. He groaned.
    Lilith stood there a moment, wondering what to do now, and suddenly her legs disappeared beneath her. The chair fell from her grip, and hit her painfully across the stomach and face as her arms came down. The man stood above her, holding the broken chair legs, grinning. Smile wide on his face, he smacked one of the legs down onto Lilith's face. He hit her a again, not allowing her to get up, then lifted his weapon and whacked her a third time. He bent low, holding her down with one hand, and he hit her on the head again.
    Her face was battered and bleeding now, a good match to his.
    Lilith was flinching in anticipation to the next hit, when the door exploded across the room, and a young woman who looked about twenty-nine stepped in through the door. Her eyes widened slightly, but a moment later she had the man pinned against the wall.
    Lilith looked over when she heard running footsteps, and saw Isabella run into the room. She knelt next to Lilith as Dragona, Aquila, Jaffa and Kal rushed in, closely followed by a tall, brown-haired teenage girl, and a slightly younger girl, who had parts of her hair blue.
    All of them ran to her side immediately, helping her up, and walking to the door right away.
    Dragona called back to the woman "Venice, come on!" and she dropped the now unconcious man, running after them all.
    On the edge of consciousness, Lilith leant hard on Isabella's shoulder, and so her and the others around her were practically carrying her away. She heard a small mumble from Isabella "We've got you now..." And then she was gone, into blackness, her mind set at ease by that single sentence.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Part 17

"Oh hooray..." March muttered dully. "The monster's free..."
    Kallista shook her head sadly. They were in a large sunny street, but she was pretty sure that they wouldn't find Lilith. They must have passed her.
    "Lets go back." Dragona said. "She's not here. She'll probably come back when she wants to..."
    The others mumured in agreement, and all turned to go back to the house, when Jaffa suddenly stopped.
    "Hey guys!" She pointed across the street, and through the small gaps in the people, they all saw a small, dark-haired girl wearing a plain leather jacket. She turned slightly and they saw her face. That was all they'd needed.
    Without thinking, Skylara burst out. "Lilith!"
    Lilith's eyes flckered through the crowd for a moment, before they fell on her friends. Her eyes widened for a moment, and then she ran, pushing through the crowds.
    The others stood there, stunned for a moment, until Jaffa yelled, "Get her!" and they were all running again.
    The crowds seemed a bigger problem than they had before, as Lilith was rather small, even for her age, and able to slip between the people. She leaped across the stones, gracefully dodging the many obstacles that came her way. She was soon lost in the sea of bodies.
    "Damn!" Dragona said. A moment later, Lilith's head bobbed up, seeing where they were. What a mistake. She yelped and ran.
    She rushed to the side of the road, ducking down so that the others wouldn't see her. She stepped back into the shadows in a doorway slowly, looking on as they ran past again.
    She sighed with relief, and was about to step back out onto the street, when someone grabbed her around the waist, and covered her mouth, hauling her back, through the door behid her, and into a dark building.
    She scrambled around, trying to scream, but the sound was muffled by the hand. The cold hand...
    In her mind, Lilith cursed, yelling all of the swear-words that she knew.
    Dusk grinned. "Here we go again."

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Part 16

"What were you THINKING?!" Kallista sounded apalled. "YOU JUST THOUGHT: 'Oh hey! I was almost forced to kill my best friends recently! Why don't I let myself turn into a disgusting monster that roams the streets killing people! Then they can kill me!' WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!"
    Lilith flinched away from Kallista's anger, hiding her face and not making eye-contact with any of them.
    "Leave her alone for a moment Kallista." Jaffa cut in before more yelling started. "You've been ragging on at her for hours."
    Kallista sighed. "You're right. Of course you are..." She looked back at Lilith. "I just don't see why you would do that! You were being more than a bit ridiculous." She sighed again and grabbed Lilith into a hug. This felt horribly wrong for Lilith after all that had happened recently, but she didn't say anything. "Don't let yourself become a monster like that ever again!" Kallista murmured.
    She stood back and smiled hesitantly.
    "You guys," She said pointing towards Skylara, March and Aquila. "Should get to know Lilith more before getting angry about this."
    At that, Skylara was suddenly shouting. "SHE TRIED TO KILL US ALL!" She yelled. "AND THEN SHE ALLOWED HERSELF TO TURN INTO A MONSTER!"
    March started yelling too. "AND SHE ATTACKED ME!"
    Kallista stood there, not at all shaken by their attitudes towards what she'd just said. She sighed. "In case you must not remember, Lilith helped us fight Dusk when she realised what she'd done wrong, and she also obviously didn't mean to attack you March."
    "She didn't mean, to ATTACK ME?!"
    Kallista sighed. "It doesn't matter! She's not agaisnt us, so learn to be her friend!" And Kallista walked out, rolling her eyes with an exasperated look on her face.
    They all stood there for a moment, unable to think of a conversation starter, until Lilith suddenly spoke up. "I going out for a walk." And she stepped towards the door.
    Suddenly Dragona was stood in front of her. "Lilith," He said tiredly. "You can't go outside... we..."
    Lilith stood there for a moment. She suddenly stomped her foot. "Why are you constantly trying to imprison me? I live here, and so I should be able to come and go as I please!"
    Dragona's face went hard. "Lilith, you're staying."
    Lilith growled slightly, before stomping off to her chair, plopping herself down on it, her legs sideways, and her arms crossed and leant on the back of the seat.
    The others murmured slightly, as if now desperate to fill in the silence no matter what words they used to do so.
    Lilith stared out of the window at the bright sun. She sighed, her anger melting away. How could she be angry at any of them after what she'd done these last few days? They had the right to be over protective... just a bit... didn't they?
    Lilith was abruptly throwing away this thought. She was in her house, and so they shouldn't be able to keep her inside against her will...
    She stepped forward, reaching for the window. She took hold of the latches, and yanked them open, shoving the window wide.
    Jaffa stepped cautiously towards Lilith. "What are you doing?" She asked, suspicious.
   "Oh, nothing." Lilith replied easily. "It's just such a nice day, and since you guys won't let me leave..."
   Jaffa almost seemed to sigh with relief, and Lilith realised what she must've thought. She almost laughed out loud. They all thought that she wanted to kill herself. Oh course she didn't, at least, not until she'd righted her wrongs, and tried her best to make up for siding with Dusk.
    Jaffa turned away, smiling briefly at Lilith. Lilith smiled back, then looked out of the window. She breathed in the fresh air, grinning.
    Lilith glanced quickly back at the others to make sutre no one was looking her way, and then jumped at her chance.
    She brought her right knee up, and shoved her toe through the open window, leaning her head out after it, and bringing her second leg over.
    She heard the others. "Lilith, what on earth are you doing?!" Isabella squeaked.
    Lilith didn't stop though. She made sure that her feet were nicely fit onto the window ledge, and then grabbed the top of the window, standing up. None of the people inside could see her face now, and they seemed to be getting increasingly worried every second.
    Lilith started shuffling along the ledge, reaching her arms out to the next window when she reached then end, and then slipping her feet across the short gap.
    She heard running footsteps inside, and turned to see five heads pop out of the window that she'd just been by, squishing against the frames. She giggled.
    "Lilith!" Jaffa yelled.
    "Oh look, the vamp's escaping now..." Skylara muttered in a bored voice.
    Even March glared at her. "Lilith," She looked up at Lilith as she reached the third window. "Stop!"
    Lilith shook her head and smiled. "No way, you guys aren't letting me out, so I'll let myself out!" She dropped low, and took hold of the ledge that she was stood on. She then moved one foot from it, and slid herself down the wall onto the ledge below. She grabbed the top of this new window, and continued down.
    "LILITH!" Dragona's voice roared over the top of the other's. "GET BACK HERE!"
    Lilith giggled again. "Forget it!" And she jumped down the rest of the way, landing on the ground in a neat crouch.
   Suddenly , the others were scrambling to either get out the window after her, no matter hoow ridiculous it would be, or get their heads out so that they could get downstairs.
    Lilith glanced back up at them for just a moment, and she heard another voice from inside.
    "Guys," Kallista said. "What are you-" Her head popped out of the window and she saw Lilith. "Lilith!"
    Lilith ran. She sprinted to the alley behind her house, and skidded on one heel as she turned into it. She sped forward, vaulting over the bins and skipping past the creatures that roamed through the narrow path. At one point, she even passed a hobo, but didn't stop to see if he was alarmed by her running. She knew that by now, all of them would be after her, and there was a lot of them to get away from.
    Lilith heard voices shouting and footsteps echoing as they came charging after her. She almost laughed out loud. This was almost as exciting as kicking a bad guy's butt.
    She slipped on the damp stones and landed on her bum, sliding on the rotten muck. "Euurrghh..." She made a slight sound of distaste, but when she listened and realised that the others were almost right on top of her, she hopped quckly into a doorway that was right beside her. She poked her head back into the shadows just as they tumbled through the sludge and rot that she'd just fallen on.
    They were soon gone, and Lilith stood and stepped out. She looked around, and wiped off the disgusting substance that had coated her jeans. She looked at her hand, retching at the sight and deciding to get rid of it on the wall.
    She then started off through the alley, taking a few turns and ending up outside in a clean street, filled with people.
    Lilith looked out across the sun-filled crowd. She was now able to sort all of her troubles, and what better place to start than here?

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Part 15

Lilith stared out into the setting sun through the rain. She watched as the sky gradually darkened.
    And then she was suddenly filled with energy. She felt a strange kind of electricity rushing through her. She hadn't done thsi for so long that she felt entirely overwhelmed by the power of it. In other words, she hadn't allowed her inner monster, out.
    Lilith looked down at the seringe in her hand. By now she would've used the serum it held inside to prevent coming anywhere close to the point she was at now. At night, she would count the minutes so that she didn't even need to feel the start of the change. She hated any reminders of what she was.
    But tonight was different. For too long Lilith had shied away from what she was, hoping to forget about her horrid past.
    As her body began to shake, she looked down at the seringe one last time and watched it slip between her fingers.
    She shivered and shook, her arms reaching up her body. She was no longer in control.
    The change was painful, but only for a second. Soon after, you had no need to worry about that.
    Lilith grabbed hold of her skin and ripped it from her in way that some had been known to compare to Super-Man. There was nothing super about this.
    In her last few moments of control, Lilith thought of how this would look, as she only looked thirteen. She laughed darkly, wincing in pain as she ripped the last of her humanity away.

The creature ran across the dark streets, zipping through the rain. It shot like a bullet as it raced along, not thinking, not feeling, intent on finding it's first meal of the night.
    And then, the creature heard something.
    It stopped abruptly, focusing on the sound. It was down a few streets, coming closer. It turned and rushed back the way it had come.
    It turned a corner, keeping out of the light of the streetlamps as much as possible. A black and oragne porsche rounded the opposite corner and came driving down towards the creature.
    It instantly leapt out into the light in front of it, glaring at the people inside.
    The car skidded, swerving to the side in an expertly neat way, the driver careful not to so much as scratch the paint.
    In a flash the doors were open, the seven people out and ready.
    The creature scowled. There was a lot of them, but that was okay. It would get it's meal.
    It stepped forward menacingly, daring them to attack. They flinched back from the creature's movement. If it could've smiled, it would be grinning at them hugely. It liked this reaction.
    The single male stepped forward, preparing to attack. He hefted his twin katanas and stalked over to the creature.
    It lunged at him, missing as he dodged back. And suddenly it was 'all stations go'! They all moved, surrounding the thing and trying to cut it off from any escape.
    It leaped at the nearest one, knocking her back as it went. It didn't take the time to see what they looked like, moving off into the shadows to hide.
    They looked to where it had gone, searching with their eyes through the bushes. They split off to look for it seperately.
    A younger girl came off to the right, the others off in other positions.
    The creature shifted through the leaves surrounding it, moving closer to the girl. She was alone, and so would be an easy kill.
    It moved forward, stealthily coming closer. It was almost upon her.
    And then it was there, right in front of her. The girl was staring right at it, but she raised no alarm, unable to see the thing.
    She looked off to the side. Perfect.
    The creature merely stepped out, and it was on her. The girl was unconcious before she could shout for help.
    It crouched over her body, but before it could do anything, it was hit hard in the side and sent flying away across the sidewalk.
    One of the females stalked up to the creature and was about to attack again when they had a sudden moment where their eyes met.
    The person gasped. "Lilith..."

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Part 14

Isabella smiled at Lilith, trying to brighten her mood and failing yet again. She sighed and walked towards Lilith, kneeling next to her seat. "You can't keep beating yourself up about this." She told her.
    "Watch me." Lilith told her, turning away. Isabella sighed again and stood.
    The others were stood across the room, pretending to talk about Dusk and what he was planning to do, but really they were watching Lilith. They were back at Lilith's house, but I didn't seem to be having any affect on her mood.
    "Lilith, you're going to have to stop this and be happy again sometime." Isabella said. She had been trying this for the last three hours, and Lilith was not showing any sign of giving in. She was a very stubborn girl.
    Isabella walked away, giving up for the time being.
    Lilith watched her as she went. She stood. "Can I be alone in my house now?" She asked. Of course, she was only fourteen really, but she was easily responsible enough to own a house.
    They all looked around in her direction. "Umm..." Kallista said. "Yeah... Sure..." They all glanced at eachother nervously, before walking reluctantly out of the door.
    Now that the others had left, Lilith could stop covering herself up. She grimaced in pain. It wasn't a physical pain though. She couldn't fight it off. It was the pain of what she'd let herself do.
    She tried to stand, wanting to try to find something that she could distract herslef with, but she wobbled and fell, curling up into a ball on the floor. What if Aquila hadn't saved Dragona? What if nobody had managed to stop her? What if she had continued to try killing all of them after she was done with him? What would she be then? Was it possible that she could be even more of a monster?...
    She lay there, questioning herself, and then she realised it didn't matter. It didn't matter that she'd been stopped. It didn't matter that she had acknowledged that she shouldn't have done that. It only mattered that she had started. It only mattered that she had been on Dusk's side, even if it was only for that small amount of time. She was the enemy now. Her friends couldn't trust her. But then... what could she do? She'd already shown Dusk that she was no longer with him. She was alone. She was on nobody's 'side'. She had nothing left to do.
    She stumbled to her feet and opened the window as the rainy sky darkened again and she pulled out a seringe.
    Lilith looked at the serum and thought.
    She had nothing left to do... nothing left to do, but to be a monster...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Part 13

Lilith felt horrible as she heard those last words, but all the same, she grabbed Dargona's shoulders and hauled him up, dragging him to the wall. She was only thirteen really, but she was a vampire, and so she was much stronger than the average thirteen-year-old girl.
    Dragona tried to reach for her, but pulled away, wincing in pain. Only now did Lilith see his hand wrapped in bandages. He had punched that man the other day, and he still hadn't managed to get to kenspeckle. So that's why he had been so careful.
    Lilith clenched her teeth and tried her best not to show how much it killed her when she moved her hands to his neck. She shoved him back harder against the wall, feeling the worst pain that she had ever felt shock through her. The only other time when she had felt this kind of pain was... it was when she had seen her father's dead body.
    She shook her head and pushed harder, seeing him weaken from the lack of oxygen as his body sagged.
    There was a movement from the corner of her eye, and something smacked Lilith over the head, hard. She fell again, dropping right down, and going limp in pain. She peeked up to see one of the people that she didn't know checking over Dragona. She then turned her gaze across the room, and she could see that most of the infected were dead, causing Dusk to scowl as he watched. He came forward as some other infected came into the room. They were the ines that had been looking through the house.
    The infected ran at the girls, attacking like the others had, and Dusk came towards Dragona and his friend.
    Lilith was suddenly up and grabbing for this person who was crouched over Dragona. The person turned their head sharply. "What? Have you come to try and hurt Dragona again? Well I'm sorry, you're not getting anywhere near him! Aquila Felis doesn't betray her friends like some no-good vampires!"
    Lilith didn't know why she was stood up herself really. She had just suddenly been there. And the she remembered Dusk. She grabbed the person called Aquila, and she tried to show her the real threat, but she just hit her away. That was when Lilith felt the pain.
    She reached up to her head, and she felt the large gash that had been sliced into her head, just above her ear. She realised that it had been Aquila's sword that had whacked her away from Dragona. She cursed herself as she realised that that would probably kill her in a few moments. It had cut very deep, and Lilith's blood was dripping down the side of her face as she leant forward to get up.
    Lilith stood and looked around in time to see Dusk bending over Aquila. He took hold of her shoulders and threw her into the wall behind Dragona and stepped forward to attack her again.
    In the next few seconds, time seemed to slow down. Lilith could see her friends fighting with the other two girls, trying their best to keep the infected at bay. She saw Dragona, laying unconcious on the floor. And she saw Dusk stepping towards Aquila to kill her. Lilith leapt up, acting on instinct, and she ran at Dusk, taking him by surprise. She shoved him in the side, hard, pushing him away from Aquila.
    Aquila looked up, dazed, but when she saw Lilith, she was suddenly on her feet. "Who's side are you on?!" She yelled.
    Dusk was ready again, staring at Lilith. "Go on, kill them!" He ordered her.
    "No." She said simply, then she charged at him. She ran forward, but as soon as she was within a metre of him, he shoved her roughly off to the side with ease. She fell, but was back up on her feet in a second. She ran again, but was stopped suddenly by the hand that closed around her neck and lifted her from the ground. Dusk looked up at her, his gaze not so angry, more pittying. She grasped at his hand, her fingers slipping off his uselessly. And then Kallista was there, tackling him to the ground.
    Lilith fell, Dusk letting go, allowing her to breathe again. She gasped for air as she dropped. She looked up at Kallista as she jumped back from Dusk when he attacked.
    Lilith glanced around the room from where she was on the floor, and saw that most of the infected were gone, all of the others preparing to help fight off Dusk. He looked up from fighting Kallista, and, seeing that he was now outnumbered, was suddenly very nervous.
    Dragona was standing again, over by the wall, and Aquila was stood in front of him. She looked as if she was trying to protect him, and Dragona could see that and was trying to get her to move away. He didn't really lik people acting like he needed protection.
    Kallista was stood right in front of Dusk, and the other two were behind Lilith somewhere, obviously getting ready to fight Dusk with the others. Isabella stepped forward, just into Lilith's line of sight.
    There was silence through the whole room as Dusk realised that he was alone. Lilith wasn't with him anymore. The infected were all gone now. He stood there, looking around the room at all of the people that were going to fight him.
    They were all dead still. And then Dusk ran. He leapt forward with inhuman speed, pushing Kallista back when she tried to stop him. He grabbed Lilith, pulling her back with him as he headed towards the door. He held her so that she was facing the others, and whispered harshly in her ear. "I warned you!"
    And then he yelled in shock and pain as an arrow shot through his shoulder right beside Lilith's head, forcing him to let go of her.
    "Jaffa!" Kallista cried in relief as a girl who looked to be about Lilith's age came sauntering into the room.
    "Thought I'd come and join the party!" She said, a calm smile on her face.
    Dusk glared up at her and reached to grab her, but she whacked his arm away before he could get close. Then they were all on him, running to fight him sooner.
    He looked at them, and he was gone, running faster than anyone could blink.
    They were still for a minute, before the girl called Jaffa finally turned towards Lilith. "Name's Jaffa Morbid! Pleased to meet you!" But one of the girls that Lilith didn't know stepped forward before she could shake hands.
    "She's with the enemy!" She said.
    "No Skylara, she's not!" Kallista said, stepping forward. "Dusk tried to kill her! Do you think that means that they're working together?"
    Skylara glared at Lilith but said nothing. Then the other girl stepped forward. "She went against Dusk just now Skylara. She's with us now." And they all looked at Lilith as she stood there, wondering how they could still like her.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Part 12

"I knew it!" Skylara shouted suddenly, making them all jump. "You trusted a vampire guys! A vampire! It was bound to happen!"
    Kallista expected Lilith to look up at Skylara and say something like: "Bound to happen? I haven't gone and betrayed my friends if that's what you mean!" But instead she just stood there, not making eye-contact with anybody.
    Isabella stared, gaping. "Lilith..." She said, stopping short and shaking her head. But Dragona just finished her sentence off for her.
    "You can't seriously be siding with Dusk?!"
    And then Dusk stepped forward. "Of course she is." He said calmly. "I'm the one who made her what she is." Lilith fritted her teeth but said nothing.
    Kallista, seeing this and obviously remembering all of the times when Lilith had cursed herself for what she was, screamed at him. "SO IT WAS YOU!" She yelled. "SHE HATES HERSELF BECAUSE OF YOU!" And then she ran forward, attacking. Aquila tried to grab her back, as she was the closest, but Kallista's clothes just slipped through her fingertips. "Kallista, don't!" She called.
    Kallista raised her weapon to hit Dusk, but Lilith was suddenly there, grabbing her arm as she brought it down. Kallista looked up in shock at Lilith's face. She gasped as Lilith flung her back towards the others. Dragona and Isabella gasped too, but the other three just glared.
    Dusk nodded, the hints of a smile on his face.
    Aquila, March and Skylara stepped forward to attack Dusk and Lilith, but Dusk gestured towards the infected, and they sprang in onto the little group. They began to fight.
    But Dragona wasn't going to be distracted. He swerved away from his attackers, expertly dodging there swipes. He ran at Dusk, who was just leaving through the door. Again, Lilith stepped in front. She tried to block Dragona's hit, but he just moved it onto her. He punched her round the side of the face knocking her to the floor, and she looked up as he stared down at her no emotion showing on his face.
    She shook her head and he came at her. She ducked her head down to the floor and kicked her legs out in a large circle. He fell, tripping over he ankles, and she got up. He reached out to grab her and pull her back down, but she lashed out with the leg he tried to take, kicking him in the side of the head. He clenched his teeth and whacked her hard in the side of her leg, but still, she stayed standing.
    Lilith didn't know how she was doing it. Dragona had always been so much better at fightin than her. But she felt so... angry, and yet so miserable. It was like there was a huge fight going on inside her as well as outside. She didn't even seem to think about her actions, she just fought.
    She kicked Dragona again, in the side this time, and moving faster than was fair for him. She heard a loud snap as her boot hit the side of his chest, and she looked up when she saw some movement across the room. Dusk was stood there, by the door, properly grinning now. "The first kill is yours." He said, and he leant back against the doorframe to watch.

Part 11

They were back at the house. The medical equipment turned out to be very good, and they thought that they would probably be able to put it to good use. And so, they had decided that while they were here, they may as well discuss their next move.
    "We have no idea where she'll be!" Isabella said. "How are we supposed to find her?"
    "In a very clever way." Dragona said, not even looking in her direction.
    She glared at him. "Helpful!" She said sarcastically.
    The others weren't really paying much attention to what was going on, and so they weren't having very much luck in solving their problem.
    Skylara stood in the corner, not sying much. Her glittery eyes scanned the room, but even so, it seemed as if she wasn't really all there. And then she spoke. "There's someone upstairs." She said. Everyone looked at her. "There is someone upstairs." She told them again.
    Aquila stepped forward. "You're hearing things. You can't hear anything from up there right down here! And the door's locked! How could anyone get in?"
    Kallisata flinched and Aquila turned. "Oh, yeah right. Well, I can't see why that person would come back. Okay, so they were able to climb in through the window, they already got what they came for!"
    They shrugged it off, and Dragona started trying to get everyone to start thinking about Lilith again.
    But Skylara wasn't paying attention to any of it. Yes, Aquila had been right. She couldn't hear anything that was going on upstairs from down here, but she just... knew. There was someone else in the building, and it was bothering her.
    March noticed. She came over. "Are you alright?" She asked softly so that the others ouldn't crowd around them.
    Skylara looked up and stared at her for a moment, before coming back into reality. "Huh? Uh, oh yeah! I'm fine!"
    March nodded uncertainly and walked away slowly.
    They spoke about their plans, not really knowing what they were yet. And then the door opened.
    They rushed in, ten of them at the most, all of them infected people. The group of friends in the middle  of the room prepared for a fight, but a moment later, Isabella, Kallista, and Dragona all took a step back.
    The others looked up as Dusk entered the room. But they soon realised that he wasn't what their friends were staring at. It was the young, pale girl that stood in front of him. She had black hair that went just over her shoulders and was tinged red at the bottom, and her eyes were pravtically black, the way many vampire's eyes were.
    "I'm sorry." She mouthed to them all.

Part 10

It was dark. It was pitch black in fact.
    Lilith stared into the darkness. Some clouds had moved over the moon.
    Light suddenly shone across the ground, illuminating the world around Lilith. She thought about how she could be a horrible monster again... she could, but she wasn't. She wasn't because luckily Dusk had allowed her some serum for the task ahead. Lilith flinched at the thought of what she was about to do.
    Dusk came up behind her and put a hand on her shoulder, as if he were her father. "Are you ready?" He asked. Lilith had never been any less ready for anything in her whole life, but despite this, she nodded.
    "Then let's go." Dusk said quietly, and he began to walk towards the house.
    Lilith followed slowly after. She decided that the house must've been the one that she had been in the day before. It had the same abandoned look about it.
    Dusk's men came up behind them both. They were all just infected people. Dusk and Lilith were the only proper vampires here.
    They appraoched slowly, taking their time. They then reached the wall and Dusk called his men forward quietly. He nodded up to the top window that was open. They began to climb, and Lilith was actually impressed.
    They reached the top and opened the window wider. They climbed inside and swung down a rope. Obviously Dusk felt that climbing with just his hands was too low for him. He offered it to Lilith first. She just shook her head and Practically jogged up the wall, trying to show him that it really wasn't that hard.
    He used the rope anyway, and was up there seconds later.
    They crept through the house, looking out for their target (Lilith would not think of them as her friends or ex-friends). They went down the corricor and heard voices from a door that stood half open.
    Dusk quietly instructed Lilith to check if they were all there. Inside there were six people. Kallista, Isabella, and Dragona, and then three more that Lilith didn't know. She shrugged at Dusk, and so he sent out a small group of the infected to search the house, and kill whoever they found.
    That last part made Lilith feel sick inside. She grimaced, but pushed those thoughts away.
    They went closer to the door, Dusk stood behind Lilith, observing her every movement. The left over infected were waiting for the order that would send them in to attack the people inside this room.
    Lilith stared at the door as Dusk spoke. "It's your move." He said. "You order the kill..."

Friday, 8 April 2011

Part 9

"We're sorry, but we need to ask for your help." Dragona said to his three friends.
    "What we ask might be a bit shocking." Kallista said. They all started looking rather worried.
    "Our friend has been kidnapped by... someone. She was unconciuos when it happened." Dragona told them. "And we need you to help us find her to get her back."
    "Well then, what are we waiting for?" Aquila asked impatiently. Aquila Felis had long brown hair and brown eyes. She stood there, wanting to go, with her sword at the ready.
    "Aquila, we need to tell you something first." Kallista told her. "You might not want to help if we do but you need to know. Our friend... she is a vampire." Immediately after Kallista said that, they were talking over eachother, shouting about how they didn't want to go off and help some unknown vampire. They made faces at the thought, then they all turned to walk away.
    "No, wait!" Dragona ran up to the gruop to stop them. "She isn't like that! She was attacked! She was attacked when she was changed and she never wanted to be what she is, so it isn't her fault! She swore to us that she would never go against us!"
    "Your point is?" Skylara said. Skylara Wolfbane looked about nineteen and had brown hair and glittery silver eyes."You can't trust her, no matter how many times she's said she's your friend!"
    "Yeah." March Pathway frowned at dragona. She was a very friendly and had dark crimson hair that was close to black. She had bright blue eyes, and she looked about eleven. "Dragona, Kallista... you know that I'd normally want to help you but... a vampire? Sorry."
    Kallista and Dragona stared after them. Isabella stood behind them, not saying anything. They were devastated.
    Then Isabella spoke up. "So you're LEAVING?!" She yelled. The others turned in surprise at her outburst. "You're leaving why? Because she's a vampire? Well if she doesn't want to be, then you can hardly use that against her! And anyway, if you don't help us, then we'll just go on our own! Imagine what we'll be walking into, for our friend! Who do you think would kidnap a vampire, knowing how angry they'll get when she wakes up?! If you won't help us, then that's just going to make you feel bad later!" She stopped and took a deep breath. She closed her eyes. "Sorry." She mumbled, then she turned and walked back past dragona and Kallista.
    Aquila, Skylara and March stared after her. March stepped forward. "I'll help." She said. "We're in." The others said in unision.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Part 8

Lilith stood there, looking off into the back of the room and pretending to not be paying attention. She didn't want to do this, but she had to find out what Dusk was up to, so she listened out for anything big.
    "Will you please pay attention?" Dusk asked her angrily.
    She sighed and turned back to him. It really was very boring, and Lilith was finding it hard to keep focused.
    Dusk looked at her, and he seemed to see how she felt. "Or would you like to go back on our deal?"
    She was instantly stood up straight, remembering what they had done before. "No! No, I won't go back on our deal!" She touched the part of her forearm where the scar was. They hadn't just let her join them happily. It had hurt before, so she had no wish to have it done again.
    Dusk looked at her for a moment longer. "Good." he finally said.
    Lilith stayed there for another few minutes, but she could not keep her thoughts on the men. They continued discussing their strategies, and Lilith was finding it really boring.
    But finally, they said something that caught her attention. They spoke her friend's names.
    "They will need to be taken down." Said Dusk to the other men around the room.
    Lilith was horrified. "NO!" She yelled. Everyone stared at her.
    Dusk's eyes narrowed. "No?" He asked.
    Lilith just looked around, eyes wide.
    "You will do as I say." Dusk told her, looking back to the men dismissively.
    "You are not my leader!" Lilith burst out.
    He turned his head sharply, and she was on the floor in a second.
    "You will do as I say." Dusk repeated. "Or I will kill you and your friends."
    Lilith lay there, weak and helpless. She gave in right away. "Okay." She croaked. Her throat felt sore, and she felt like someone had just punched her in the gut.
    Dusk nodded and stood, leaving Lilith to stand on her own.
    "We will attack them tonight!" He announced. Then he turned to Lilith again. "And you will be leading the way."

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Part 7

"Aquila, we need to gather the guys." Dragona spoke into his phone as he drove through the streets.
    "Okay, I'll get them ready!" She hung up.
    Dragona put his phone back in his pocket. He thought, as he drove, about the time when he had first met Lilith. He thought about the first time she had come to Ireland. She had been living in England until something had happened. She would never talk about it.
    She had been walking through the streets, looking around. It was raining, and so itwas a very gray day.
    Dragona had seen instantly what she was. He had walked up to her, walking at her pace by her side.
    "What are you doing?" He had asked.
    "What?" She looked rather confused.
    "I'm not going to let you just go stalking around here, looking for someone else to kill." He had said harshly.
    She had then looked at him suddenly, and stared. She looked as if she was going to cry. "How do you know?" She had asked him.
    "You're a vampire... isn't it obvious?"
    "A what?!"
    He stopped and looked at her. She seemed genuinly surprised.
    "That's what I am? You... and you know about me?"
    He just looked at her.
    "You need to help me!" She had suddenly said. "You need to help me! Please!" Dragona had stepped away from her then.
    "What do you mean, help you?" He asked her.
    "I don't know what to do! I killed-" She stopped. She had then looked down at the ground. "No one can help me." She had murmured, then she turned and walked quickly away.
    Dragona had known that it was probably a bad idea, but she had seemed so... confused and helpless. She obviously didn't know what she was as well as she should, and if she didn't know that, then she would have nowhere that she could keep herself locked in at night. Dragona didn't want a vampire running loose around town. So he had stopped her and offered his help.
    Soon after, he introduced her to Kallista, and they had become friends. They weren't the closest of friends, but they were happy to help eachother.
    That had been a few months ago actually. Lilith had only met Dragona and Kallista a while ago, but they still knew that they could count on her.
    Well, they knew that they could count on her about as much as you could count on a vampire...

Part 6

Lilith stared. She stared at Dusk, not understanding what he meant. She shook her head slowly. He scowled.
    "Choose wisely girl."
    She continued shaking her head. "What are you talking about?..."
    "You are on the wrong side. You are a vampire."
    "Please don't remind me!"
    "I created you. You should be with us."
    Dusk just waited.
    Lilith wanted to say no. She wanted to say that she hated him for what he'd done to her. She wanted to tell him to do his worst, and tell him that she was not going against her friends.
    Lilith sat there and opened her mouth to say this all, but was absolutely horrified when she discovered that she couldn't. She couldn't make herself say it. He was, after all, right. She was a vampire. She was a disgusting monster. And he was the same as her. He might help.
    Lilith sat there, as Dusk's face slowly became more and more assured and calm. He obviously believed that she would say yes.
    This made Lilith furious. He should not assume such things!
    "No." She finally said.
    Dusk raised an eyebrow, but he did not anger. "No?"
    Lilith just nodded, not able to trust herself with any more than that.
    "Are you sure?"
    Lilith stared at him for a moment. "Of course." She finally said.
    Dusk stood there, deciding what to do. He stood straighter suddenly. "Then I have no use for you." He walked into the darkness and opened the door that he came through. "You may dispose of her now." He said, then he walked quickly out, and away from the room.
    THe man who had slapped Lilith before came into the room, and as he came into veiw, Lilith saw that he was smiling. "This will be fun."
    "You can't just kill me while I'm strapped to a chair!" Lilith told him.
    "I can, and I will."
    "Where's your dignity?" Lilith asked him, pointing her nose away from him.
    He just stood there looking confused.
    "You should let me stand, or you will become a completely bad person.
    At this he smiled. "I think I can live with that." He said. Oops.
    The man stalked towards Lilitth, the smile now back on his face. Lilith lost her confidence. He was really going to kill her. Her friends didn't know where she was this time. She had no help coming. There was no way out. She decided to do something she'd never done before. Her last chance. She begged.
    "Please." She said. "You don't have to kill me. You could just let me go! Dusk would never know, would he?"
    The man just smiled more.
    "But really, you don't have to kill me, do you? Dusk just said that he had no use for me, right? Well that doesn't neccesserily mean that I have to die!"
    "If it's what I've been told to do, and so I'll do it."
    Lilith could see no way of stopping this man, and she didn't want to die. No matter how revolting she was, she wasn't suicidal. She shrunk back as the man advanced slowly. He was trying to enjoy it more. Lilith started blurting out anything she could think of to stop him. She was desperate.
    "You don't need to follow his orders! You can be your own man! I am! Well I'm actually my own woman, but what's the difference! And would you like to die? No I don't think so! I don't! Please don't kill me! I don't want to die! I'll join you if you'll let me live, just please!" Lilith was well aware that she was making an idiot out of herself. She closed her eyes, knowing the man would not pay attention. But she was surprised. He stopped. Lilith opened her eyes. She stared at him.
    "I'm not allowed to kill you if you agree." He explained in a rather dissapointed voice.
    "So you don't?" He asked excited again.
    Lilith shook her head quickly. "No! Yes! Umm... Of course I do!"
    The man frowned and pulled out some device. It could have been a phone, it could have been a walkie talkie. Lilith couldn't tell with this light.
    "She's said yes." The man spoke into it, then he put it back in his pocket. Dusk is coming back. He said gloomily.
    He left, right as Dusk came back in. "You said yes." Dusk said as a statement.
    Lilith stared in horror. What had she done?!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Part 5

"Are you hurt?" Dragona asked frantically as he ran through the house. He saw Kallista hiding in the corridor, somewhat unsuccessfully due to the sheer bareness of the building.
    "No." She replied. "But Lilith-"
    "What happened to her?!" Dragona interrupted, starting to get worried. He rushed into the room. The bed was thrown into the wall, with the covers tossed after it. The set of drawers had been ripped apart violently, and the mirror that had been on top had fallen to the floor, smashing as it had made contact. There was no sign of Lilith.
    "What... happened?" Dragona asked as Kallista came into the room.
    "Vampires." Dragona clenched his teeth when he heard the word.
    "We need to leave." He said.
    "What will we do?" Kallista asked.
    "We... we'll try to find Lilith..."
    "How? We have no idea where they took her! What are we supposed to do? We need help! And where is Isabella?"
    "She's gone ahead to find the others."
    "There was just me amd her, and we needed some more help with Lilith."
    "But... you do know that Lilith doesn't know them yet... right?"
    Dragona sighed. "Yes. But we needed them... when we had Lilith with us."
    They both stared at the now smashed window, frowning and wondering where they had taken their friend.

Lilith was sat, chained upright into a chair. Her eyes fluttered open and she raised her head. She screamed in shock when she saw the two dark black eyes staring back into hers.
    A hand slapped her around the face. Lilith's dark hair flicked to the side, the deep red ends shining in the small amount of light in the room.
    Lilith's screams cut off. She stared across the room into the darkness. She frowned when she saw the person who had slapped her. "Who are-" She began, but she was cut off by another slap.
    "SHUT UP!" The person growled. She shut up.
    A door somewhere near the back of the room opened, then boomed shut, being slammed back into place. Lilith stared into the gloom, searching for this person that had just entered.
    "That's enough." The person said.
    The man who had slapped Lilith grunted, then stalked out of the room.
    The arrival stared at Lilith for a moment. She couldn't see him, but she could tell that his eyes were on her.
    "You're a mistake." He said suddenly.
    "Excuse me?" Lilith asked, shocked.
    "You are a mistake." The man said again. "I didn't mean to make you... but oh well, that doesn't matter."
    "What on earth are you talking about?"
    "I made you what you are, Lilith."
    Lilith suddenly felt horribly cold inside. She knew that she really was, but she'd never really felt it. She felt a horrible rage flood through her body. She felt it tingle at the ends of her fingers, as her anger fed her strength.
    "I was..." The man continued. "I was merely... well, you probably already know what I was doing, don't you? But I must ask, how did you come across the serum? I have my own of course, but I know that it isn't always easily found."
    Lilith didn't want to answer, but she didn't fancy getting hurt because of her not cooperating. "I asked around." She murmured. "I don't want to be this." She looked down at her body, as she could not use her arms.
    "Ah, yes. You probably would find out about it from other people."
    "Why am I here?" Lilith blurted.
    The man stayed silent a moment. "Becuase I created you..." He said.
    "Yes, I know that, but why do you whant me here? You can't have just kidnapped me because you wnated to tell me that!"
    "Hm... you're right..."  He seemed to be deep in thought. "I brought you here to get you away from those people. They are not the right gruopfor you to be with. You are important, and I need you to trust me." The man stepped out of the shadows. "I need you to join me." Said the man that they all knew as Dusk.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Part 4

Kallista walked through the dark, dusty corridor, making the floor boards creak. As these sounds echoed through the whole house, she frowned, wishing that they hadn't come here to help Lilith. But they had been in a hurry to sort her out, and this place did have medical equipment downstairs for whatever reason.
    She reached the door to the room that they had placed Lilith in. She reached out toopen the door.
    Then she realised that the door was slightly open. She pushed it open hard, slamming it against the wall, and rushed in. She looked at the bed, but she couldn't see Lilith in it. And then she noticed a small movement on the floor.
    Kallista looked down to see her friend lying on the floor, curled up and shivering. She crouched by Lilith, trying to check her over as best as she could.
    "DRAGONA!" She yelled at the top of her voice.
    There was the sound of running footsteps, and a few seconds later, a man who looked to be twenty came running into the room, ready in a battle poistion, despite the fact that his hand seemed to be broken.
    He was shortly followed by a tall, teenage girl with long, straight black hair.
    They stood there for a moment, looking for the danger, and when they saw nothing, they looked confused. But then they saw Kallista down on the floor by Lilith and they rushed to help.
    "What happened?" The man asked.
    "Dragona..." Kallista started, but she couldn't finish. What was happening?!
    They all tried desperatly to find something that they could do to help, but they didn't understand.
    They picked Lilith up and carried her to the bed, placing her down on it carefully.
    "What happened Kallista?" Dragona asked her urgently.
    "I... I don't know!" Kallista stuttered. "I came in and... she was jst lying there on the floor..."
    "Oh my god..." The girl muttered.
    "Let's not panic." Dragona said. "Kallista, you stay here and watch over Lilith. Call me if anything happens. Isabella, come with me. We need to go and get to Kenspeckle."
    "I hope she's alright..." Isabella said as they left.
    They ran out the door.
    Kallista sat on the floor by the side of the bed, leaning her head against the wall. She thought about what had just happened.
    Lilith had been in her house, sat there reading, and not doing much, when suddenly this man had attacked her! It was all that man's fault! Lilith wouldn't be like... this, if it weren't for him! And he broke Dragona's hand! Granted, Dragona had punched that guy, but still!
    And then Kallista heard the murmuring.
    She stood up and swivelled round, trying to see who was there. And the Lilith spoke again. Kallista stared. Lilith murmured again. "The fire..." Was all she said, over and over.
     Kallista pulled out her phone right away. Dragona was ready. "What happened?"
    "She's talking. She's saying: The fire... Do you know what she's talking about?"
    "No. Hmm... We'll get kenspeckle over there if we can, alright?"
    "Okay. And- Oh no!" There was a sound of crashing as the phone was dropped. There were running footsteps.

Part 3

They smiled at her as she looked around the table. Everyone was there. Her friends, her family, even the pets! There was no one who was missing in this big dinner. It was the perfect birthday!
    Being thirteen now, Lilith felt kind of like she should be embarrassed by her folks, after all, most kids her age were, but she just felt an almost overwhelming happiness that she was able to enjoy this.
    She grinned back at them. Of course, then she wasn't actually called Lilith. But the name was too painful to remember. Then the cake came.
    She began to blow out the candles, but her dad stopped her. "I thought you were supposed to make a wish!" He chuckled. She grinned and closed her eyes. I wish that every birthday i have could be like this... she thought to herself.
    She opened her eyes and smiled again, blowing out the candles. Lilith cut the cake herself, and gave everyone a peice.
    "Finally!" Her idiot cousin said. "I thought that the best part of this party was never going to come!" Then he shoved his peice in his mouth whole. They all laughed as he swallowed it down. "What?" He asked.
    Lilith rolled her eyes.
    A few minutes later she went upstairs to get changed. She was going out with her friends for a small birthday treat.
    They grabbed her arms as she came back downstairs, practically dragging her out the door.
    "Have fun girls!" Lilith's mother called as they closed the door behind them.
    They headed out and went around town. They went to watch a movie. Lilith didn't really remember what. All she knew was that she had felt tremendously happy.
    They left when the movie was finished, chatting and giggling over different parts of it.
    They had already had a large dinner, and so they went out to the park, instead of going out for food.
    It was dark and late, but there were street lights. And the girls were all going to Lilith's friend's house afterwards, and that friend's mother didn't mind the girls coming in late. It was for the whole weekend. Tonight was a friday.
    They hung out at the park, giggling loudly and chatting in a rather girly way.
    Then Lilith had decided to wander. The girls were kind of over-excited, and she felt like she needed to wind down.
    She approached the trees on either side of the park where is was dark and quiet. That was a mistake.
    "Hey! Where're you going?" One of her friends had called.
    "Oh, I'm just coming to sit over here in the dark for a while! I just want a few minutes alone, 'kay?"
    "Whatever!" Her friend had then just turned away.
    Lilith stepped into the shadows and sat gently, leaning her back against a tree. She smiled. Today was a perfect day.
    Then some hands grabbed her from behind, shoving a hand over her mouth before she could scream for help.
    This mysterious person grabbed her chin with their left hand, using their right to keep her mouth closed. They pulled her head back, tipping her chin up towards the sky, and bending her whole body backwards. Before Lilith could do anything, the person dipped their head to her neck, teeth bared.
    The sharp pain that came next was excruciating. It was like someone had stabbed her in the neck. She groaned, but obviously the girls couldn't hear her. Lilith could feel the person dragging her further back into the darkness. She was starting to feel weak.
    And then her friend called her. "Where are you?"
    The person pulled back abruptly. Lilith dropped to the ground, stunned. She stared into nothing, unable to make sense of anything.
    The person cursed. "Cover your neck!" They hissed. Lilith  could now see it was a man. She had guessed as much.
    Without realising how or why, Lilith did as the man said and covered her neck, pulling her hood up.
    She stared at the man, and although she was unable to see him, her sight seemed to be improving a fraction every second.
    "Go out there and continue what you were doing before! Don't look back! Act as if nothing has happened!" The man was ordering her around, and normally Lilith would shout at someone for trying to do that, but intsead she just... did it.
    "I'm right here!" She called. "I'm just coming!" She ran out back into the park.
    She stopped as soon as she got there. Had it always been that bright?
    "Oh! There you are! We thought you'd been attacked or something!" Her friend teased her. She just smiled in the most normal way that she could.
    They decided to go to their friend's house now, as it was getting late.
    They stumbled along the streets, giggling and having a great time. They reached their friend's house and went straight to bed.
    Lilith didn't sleep at all that night. She didn't know why, but it was just because she didn't really feel at all tired anymore.
    She had managed to hide her neck from the girls, and she saw why. There was a huge rip in the flesh, covered in now dried blood. It was gruesome.
   The rest of the weekend passed in a blur. She smiled, and she pretended to heve fun, but Lilith was really just obeying her orders.
    She arrived back home monday afternoon, after going to school.
    She grinned at her parents and told them how great her party had been. She then went straight up to her room to read her favourite book.
    Her mother came up a few minutes later and told her that their dinner would be quite late tonight. She had burnt the food when she had tried to cook it, and so Lilith's father had gone out to get something else for dinner.
    Lilith didn't mind. She wasn't really at all bothered about the food.
    It was about an hour later when she heard her father coming back in through the door. She saw that it was quite late and she could hear her father's loud voice from downstairs as he explained how lucky they were that he'd reached the shop in time.
    Lilith watched as the sun set. She set down her book and smiled at the moon as it came out. She was happy.
    She smelled the food as her mother began to cook, the smell of it wafting up the stairs.
    She continued wtching the stars twinkle above her in the night sky. The sky is awfully pretty... she thought as she sat there.
    And then she felt pain. She felt horrible, searing, burning pain. It hit her in sudden waves and she stared at her hands as they shook. She remembered one sudden little detail in the back of her mind. She remembered when she had been attacked the other night. She remembered how dark it had been outside. And then she looked out the window again, and she saw the same horrible darkness. No. The sky was not awfully pretty. It was awfully black.
    She reached up to her head, not quite sure what she was doing, and she ripped of her skin. She was a horrid creature.
    She ran down the stairs. She could smell the human blood. She ran as fast as she could, charging into the room. She stared at the man, his horrified exprssion doing little to make her stop and think. She attacked and killed him, drinking from his dead body.
    Then she heard the woman shrieking. She turned and saw her, standing there by the cooker, which was still going. She charged and dove into the woman, kocking her into the cooker. She screamed as she was set on fire, and the creature dodged back as the fire erupted across the wall that this woman had hit. She was dead in seconds.
    The creature ran from the house, hating the heat coming from the fire.
    There was no one else left in the house that was now burning down. The creature set off after the scents that she had most recently smelled.
    Lilith's friends.

    By the morning, everyone Lilith had known was dead, and she was lying in leaves, shivering as the sun rose higher into the sky.
    A man walked up to her, handed her some clothes and told her to follow him when she was ready.
    Lilith stared up at the man, not wanting to follow, but she took the clothes, not wanting to have only the leaves to cover her up. She had burnt all of her possesions.
    When she had changed, she stood straight, and the man came up to her, but she turned and ran away as fast as she could, surprised by how fast that actually was.
    She saw the charred remains of her broken house and she felt suddenly smashed up inside. She searched inside this place that had once seemed familiar, and she left, rushing away.
    As she ran, the thing that had made her go, was shone on by a final shred of light from the sun as it broke through the trees.
    As she ran, the sun shone on the black, dead body of her father...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Part 2

Lilith woke up in a dark room. She rolled over and saw a window. It was nighttime and it was raining. Typical.
    She stood up and tried to walk, but she felt kind of woozy, so she sat down on the bed. She looked around the room.
    There was a set of drawers in the corner of the room, and on top of it was a mirror. Lilith looked in the mirror and scowled. She had a black eye. Now she really hated that man.
    There was a creaking sound and Lilith was up on her feet and ready in a fighting position, despite the woozieness, in less than a second. She was quite fast, but in the vampire world, she was dissapointment when it came to speed.
    But it had only been the wind shaking the house.
    Lilith sighed and hobbled over to the set of drawers, hoping to find her clothes, so that she could change out of this hideous gown. She wondered who would have put her in ahospital gown in a house like this.
    She saw her clothes folded up neatly, and she grabbed them.
    She was soon dressed in her comfortable white t-shirt and jeans. They were casual, but they reminded her of home in a non-painful kind of way...
    Lilith slipped into her black leather jacket, and she finally felt complete.
    She opened the door, making it creak loudly, and peered around the edge. She looked down the empty corridor.
    She didn't understand why her friends had brought her here... unless they hadn't. What if it had been that man? She decided that she wouldn't be surprised if they had given her to him. She was a vampire! Who, in their right mind, would want to be friends with a vampire?
    No! She thought to herself. They would never do that! That's why they are called friends! and besides, they've never really been in their right minds... She smiled at the memory of the conversations she'd had with her friends.
    They were strange, but they were all Lilith had left to keep herself sane! Her friends were practically all she had left. She had no home, no family... she tried desperatly to block out her next thought, but it didn't work.
    She remembered how all of the people she used to know were dead. In her mind, the story was replayed like a movie. The story of how she killed everything that she had loved...

Part 1

A fist shot into Lilith's face. She fell back, seeing stars in her eyes. The man grabbed her collar and lifted her up of the ground, before throwing her across the room and oto the table, shattering the china plates.
    Lilith rolled offthe table. She groaned in pain and tried her best to stumble to her feet. She turned just as the man walked up to her and swung another punch. She dodged, but he kicked out with his leg and caught her ankles. She fell.
    Lilith remembered back a few minutes ago. The man had just come into her house and attacked her. She had no idea of who he was, but she did know that he had a good punch.
    He kicked her in the guts, and she groaned again.
    And that was when the door was blown off it's hinges. Three people strode into the room and went straight to the man. One stepped right up to him and blocked his punch like he was swatting a fly. The next one kicked his shin, almost knocking him down, and then punched him in the chest.
    Lilith flinched when she heard the crunch. It was like that guy was made of steel.
    The last one reached the man, and grabbed his fist when it came to his face. He twisted it sideways and shoved it behind the man's back. He grabbed his opposite shoulder and yanked.
    The man howled in agony.
    Lilith was now standing, holding a hand to the side of her face where the man punched her. She felt awful.
    The man was now lying on the ground, and Lilith was able to get a better look at him.
    He was dark haired, and very strong. He had dark eyes. Lilith stared at the sheer size of him. He was huge!
    The people looked up at Lilith, and she looked up at them. She smiled gratefully. They smiled back.
    Then the man grabbed Lilith's ankles and knocked her to the ground, hitting her head hard against the floor and knocking her out.