“Hey, I’m about to hit the highway. I will call you when I pull in.” I told her. “Yes, your highness.” She responded. I laughed, and hung up the phone. It took me about 30minutes to reach Vic’s house. When I pulled in, her dad’s truck wasn’t there. I pushed a button, and called her. “Vic, I am in your driveway! Come out here!” I said, the second she picked up the phone. “Okay, I’ll be right out.” She said, almost like she was in some sort of trance. “Okay, just hurry, I want to be back before my mom cooks dinner!” I said to her, and hung up. I waited for about five minutes before she actually came out of her house. It looked like she was moving in with me! “Did you bring enough stuff?!” I asked her. She just kept looking forward at her house. I looked up at her house to see what was going on, and I swear that I saw someone in her bedroom window. “Vic, is Diana home?” I asked her. Diana was her step mom, and the only person that would have been in her room. Her dad is too scared of teenage girls, that he wouldn’t step foot in her room. “No, Diana and my dad went to the grocery store.” she said. “Well, let’s get in the car, I want to get home! I can’t wait to show it to you!” I said, with excitement all over my face. During the drive, Vic became more and more like her usual self. “Just describe it for me, Nemi!! I can’t wait till we get there to see it!” She tried to convince me.
I just shook my head, determined to keep it a surprise. When we pulled up, she gasped. “Oh. MY. GOD. You live here?!” She asked. I nodded. She grabbed her things, and I showed her around the gate that led to my house. When we walked past the pool, she was practically drooling. I love my best friend, but she is just a tad materialistic. When we walked up to the garden leading to my house, she stopped walking. “WHOA, YOU LIVE HERE NOW?” She asked, still in shock. “Yes, I live here now. This is my house. The other house up front belongs to my parents.” I tell her. I start walking up to my front door, and lead her inside. “Am I dreaming?” She asks me. “No, I thought I was too. But, you’re not dreaming. I actually live here.” I told her, with a proud smile on my face. I show her to one of the spare bedrooms, and let her settle in. I get a text from my mom that dinner is ready.
“Vic, Let’s go up to the main house for dinner!” I yell at her. I get a grunt from the other room. I walk in, and she is laying on the queen size bed. “Come on, let’s go eat. We can swim in the pool later….” I try to lure her out of the soft bed. Because I know her so well, it works. “Nemi, I didn’t bring a bathing suit, because you didn’t tell me that your new place has a pool!” She complains. As we’re walking up to the house, I wonder what my mom had made for dinner. I didn’t need anyone to tell me. I could smell it. It was her holiday ham. She made my favorite! You couldn’t slap the smile off of my face as we walked in. “Did I just time travel to my birthday? The new awesome house, the badass car, and now you’ve made my favorite meal for dinner?!?” It’s like I’m living in some alternate reality, where I get everything that I ever wanted! My Dad just laughed. “We already told you, we just want to do some nice things for you. Just because it’s not your birthday yet, doesn’t mean that we can’t spoil you a bit early.” He said through his laughter.
“Dude, why don’t you just shut up and take all of it in, instead of looking for an ulterior motive behind why your parents are so awesome?” Vic said, sounding annoyed. My mom made everyone a plate, and we ate dinner in a peaceful silence. “And that’s the best compliment that a cook can get.” My mom said, after everyone was finished eating. “Huh?” I asked. “The food is so good, that no one wants to talk while they’re eating it.” She said. I nodded, with a smile on my face. “Hey, we’re going to swim in the pool this evening, if that’s okay?” I asked. My mom nodded her head in response, already cleaning up the mess from dinner. I motioned at Vic to follow me back to my house. I led her back to my bedroom, and opened the dresser. After shuffling through the drawers to find bathing suits, I finally pick out a couple. “What about this one?” I ask, handing one over to Vic. “It’s okay, I guess. I don’t know if it will fit me though.” she admitted.
Vic was shorter, and just a bit bigger around than I am. She had dyed black hair, blue eyes, and she was pale. She was the only person I knew that was as pale as me! I am 5ft 11in, practically an amazon. My hair is dark red, and I have hazel eyes. I shooed her out of the room so we could both get our bathing suits on. “Just meet me by the pool.” I call to Vic, not wanting to sit around waiting for her. The sun is starting to set, making the sight before my eyes that much more beautiful. The amber sky is reflecting in the pool water, and there is a sweet floral scent in the air. I peel my gaze from the pool water to the front door of my house, just as Vic was coming out. “Whoa!” is the only thing she could say, as she approached the pool. I took off my swimsuit cover, and jumped in the pool. Since I did a cannonball, water splashed all over the place. “NEMI! UGHHHH!” Vic yelled.
It wasn’t long before she jumped in too. We splashed, laughed, and swam until there was no sunlight left in the sky. The moon was now out in it’s full beautiful glory. I could always appreciate beautiful sunset, but there was something about the moonlight that just makes me feel whole. I climbed out of the pool, and sat down at one of the little tables around the pool. Vic climbed out after me. “I’m starving!” She says to me. “Okay, we can dry off and see what we have in the kitchen.” I tell her, handing her a towel. I dried off, and put my cover back on. “We should come back outside and hang out though!” I say to her. She nods enthusiastically. Going through the cabinets, they are stocked full of snacks. Cookies, snacky cakes, chips, quick to make noodles, crackers, and the list could just keep going on and on! “Dude, do you have a whole grocery store in here?!” Vic asked me. I shrugged. “I had no idea that there was even food in the kitchen. I haven’t thoroughly gone through the house yet!” I told her. We picked out a few things, and headed back out to the table we had been sitting at.
“Hey Nemi, do you think that your parents would let you have a party before school starts?” Vic asked me, with hope in her voice. I laughed at her. “Dude, who would we even invite? I can’t pick everyone up and take everyone home! We only have like one other friend that can even legally drive!” I told her. She scoffed at me, faking offense. “You know that I can drive, I just can’t do it legally.” She said. “I don’t know if I want to have a party. I’m sure we could have a couple of other friends over, if we wanted.” I said, breaking the growing awkward silence. The last time I invited Vic to a party with any of my other friends, it never worked out. She doesn’t really get along with my other friends.
“We should get out tomorrow, and try to meet some new people!” Vic said to me, pulling me from my thoughts. “Where would we go? I don’t know anyone around here yet.” I told her. “We could go to the mall?” She suggested. I thought about it for a moment. Going to the mall to meet people sounded a bit weird, but whatever. I shrugged. “Why not? I need to get some stuff for the school year anyways.” She said. What she really meant, is she wanted me to buy her stuff. Whenever we went to the mall together, she always tried to talk me into buying her stuff. “What do you need for the school year?” I asked her, eyeballs raised. “I still need to buy some clothes, and a few books for the college classes that I’m taking this year.” She responded. “Let’s go inside, we can go when we wake up tomorrow.” I told her.
I headed to my room, and pulled out my favorite pair of pajama pants and a tank top. “Hey, do you have a pair of pajama pants I can wear?” Vic asked, as I was heading to the shower. I walked over and opened the drawer. “Pick out a pair!” I told her, with a smile on my face. She stood there, in shock. She had spotted the bathroom in my bedroom. “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen!” She said, running to the bathtub. I laughed at her, and walked over to her. “There is also a bathroom in the room that you’re staying in, but I don’t think it has a tub like this one.” I told her. “There’s a bathroom in my room too?!” She asked me, excited. I nodded, and started walking to her room. It was a spacious room, with a TV mounted to the wall, a plushy queen sized bed, a dresser with a vanity mirror, a closet, and a bathroom. I walked into the bathroom, and started looking around. It had a beautiful onyx counter top, a big ornate mirror, a huge luxury bathtub, and a nice standing shower.
“Dude!” Was the only thing that I could say. She peeked in, and gasped. “Do your parents expect you to pay rent on this place or something? Like, who spends this kind of money on an extra house on their property?” Vic asked, thinking out loud. I shook my head at her. “I’m going to go take a shower.” I say to her, walking out of the room. I can’t wait to wash the chlorine out of my hair! I turned on the shower, and waited for the steam to tell me that the water was hot. I stepped into the shower, and let out a sigh. When I was done, I dried off, got dressed, and flopped face down on my soft bed. It didn’t take long before I was out like a light. In no time, I drifted into a dream.
I was walking around the mall with Vic, and we were chatting about what we were going to do after. We located the food court, and started the food discussion. “What do you want to eat?” Vic asked me. I looked around the food court. Mall pretzels are like my kryptonite, but I know that Vic doesn’t really care for them. We settled on the asian restaurant. It was just like the one from the mall by my old house. We ordered noodles, egg rolls, and bourbon chicken. Vic was carrying the tray, and we were trying to find somewhere to sit, and I ran face first into something. By something, I thought it might be a brick wall. I took a step back, and looked up. My face was instantly red. “OH. MY. GOD. I am sorry!” Vic said, nudging me with her elbow. I couldn’t say anything. He was super hot. He had to be over 6ft tall, because he was taller than me. He had dark blue/black hair, it was flowing down his back freely. I can’t tell you what color his eyes were, because I was too embarrassed to look him in the face.
“Nemi, have you forgotten how to person?!” Vic asked me, nudging me again. I turned to her, and then found my voice. “I’m so sorry!” and walked quickly past him. “NEMI!” Vic called out to me. I went and sat at the furthest empty table that I could find, and waited for Vic. I was so embarrassed! Why didn’t I say anything? I’m not usually like that around people. He was hot, but he made me feel uneasy. “Dude!!! What the hell is wrong with you?!” she yelled at me. I just looked at her, shaking my head. “Why didn’t you even like introduce yourself? He was nice.” She scolded. We ate our food in silence after that. I got up to throw away the trash, and froze again when I spotted him standing by the table, closest to the trash can. There were 3 other people sitting at the table, engaged in conversation. I rushed to the trash, quickly threw it away, and turned to walk away. “Are you avoiding me?” A teasing voice asked me.
“Nemi! Get up, let’s go! You said we were going to the mall today!” Vic hollered at me, waking me up. I grunted at her. Being as loud as she possibly could, Vic flung open my bedroom door, and jumped directly on top of me. “Why?!” I groaned. “You said we were going to the mall today!” She repeated. I sighed. “Okay, but you have to get off of me so I can get ready.” I told her, resigned. She got off of me, and turned to go back to her room. I rolled out of bed, stretched, and picked out some clothes. After getting dressed, I headed to the kitchen to grab an energy drink. “Did you save one for me?” Vic asked, jokingly. She didn’t like energy drinks, and liked to tease me about it. “Nope, there’s some fancy coffee in the cabinet though.” I told her. She grabbed a kcup out of the cabinet, and stuck it into the machine. “H
We said our goodbyes and headed to the car. “I can’t believe you, Nemi. You totally embarrassed me in front of them!” Vic said, when we were finally at the car. “What do you mean, Vic? I didn’t say anything embarrassing.” I said. “You were acting like a total goody two shoes. No, I don’t think my parents will let me have new people over…. Like we’re 13 again or something. Quit acting like you’re all pure and innocent. You know if your parents were gone, you would be slutting it up around those guys like you were at the mall today.” Vic said to me, getting more and more angry the more she spoke. I couldn’t believe the way she was acting. &ld
As we walked down the street, I couldn’t help but look up at the moon. “It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” I asked out loud, more to myself than to him. “MMMHHHMMM.” He mumbled in response. I turned us down my street, and he stopped walking. I looked up at him confused. “My house is right down there.” I told him pointing to my house. As I looked at my driveway, I noticed that my parents’ car was gone. “What is a pretty girl doing outside this late at night?” I heard a voice come from the shadows. I felt Declan stiffen up at the sound, but he didn’t move. I turned towards the voice. “Who’s there?” I called out. “Don’t talk to it, Nemi.” Declan whispered in my ear. I jumped, not prepared for him to lean into me. A tall man started walking out of the shadows. “Oh no no no, Declan. Don&
Before I could reach the stairs, Declan grabbed my arm. I felt that familiar tingling feeling, and felt the butterflies in my stomach flutter. “Nemi, can I talk to you alone for a minute?” Declan asked me, hopefully. I nodded, and stopped in the middle of the walkway.“Nemi, I’m sorry for last night. I never wanted to cause you any trouble, or lie to you.” Declan started. “Okay, go on.” I told him, wanting to hear what he had to say. Of course the first boy that I liked in forever would turn out to be inhuman. I rolled my eyes at my own thoughts. “We were telling you the truth earlier, but not the whole truth. I want to be honest with you, Nemi. I really like you, and I haven’t liked anyone else for a very long time.” He admitted. “We aren’t just fae. We are fae royalty. There is an ongoing war for the throne, and I’
“Hey Dad, Cian? We are ready to go to Nemi’s house now!” Talia called as we were coming down to the main entrance to the hosue. “This way, Nemesis.” Alexander told me, pointing to a door to just to the right. I turned the handle and poked my head in. It was a huge garage, with 2 cars and one big black SUV. There was a wall of tools and some other random things on the opposite side of the garage. Cian rushed to the side of the black SUV and opened the back door. “Come on Nemi.” He said, grabbing my hand, and helping me into the giant vehicle. After he did the same for Talia, he climbed into the passenger seat. I thumbed the vial around my neck. “Be careful with that button. Use it only if you have to.” Alexander told me, looking at me in the rear view mirror. He didn’t give the explanation that Cian did. He just left it at that.<
Namhaid looked up at me, and I could see the red swirling in his eyes. Before I could react, he was practically on top of me. NEMI!” I heard Talia scream, before everything went black. When I woke up, I couldn’t see anything. Everything was pitch black. It was so dark, that I wasn’t sure that I had my eyes open at all. ‘Where am I?’ I thought to myself. Thinking back on what happened, I frowned. The last thing I remember, is seeing Namhaid lunging at me. “HELP!” I tried to yell. I frowned once again, when my voice was non-existent. I felt sharp cold jolts of energy shoot up my spine, and my sides. I shivered at his touch. “Nemesis, you have been a very bad girl. You’ve been hiding things from me.;.” He whispered in my ear. I tried to jerk away from his arms, but he just held me tighter. “Don’t you pull away from me, Nemes
I ran into the nearby woods, hoping that I could hide from Namhaid. It's like I could feel his presence approaching. "You cannot hide from me, Nemesis." Namhaid called out to me. I rolled my eyes. I silently prayed that climbing this tree as high as I did was worth the trouble. He walked past the tree that I was hiding in. Thankful that I had plenty of coverage up here, I relaxed as I thought of my home. My bithday was in a few weeks, and I should be there planning it with Vic. I frowned as I thought of my best friend, then I remembered what Declan said about her not knowing that I 'went missing'. The feeling and sound of my phone going off pulled me out of my thoughts. "Shit!" I hissed. "Nemesis! Where are you?!" Namhaid yelled through the brush. I could hear his footsteps nearby. "I know you're out here!" He called out. I closed my eyes, and thought of my warm bed. I was exhausted. I felt my soft blanket around me, and the cloudy textures of my pillows under my
I jumped at the touch, and turned around. It was Declan's dad. "Alexander?" I said out loud, with a suspicious tone. "Nemesis, let's allow them this long-awaited reunion. Come on, I'll let you drive me home." He told me, with a smile on his face. Why had he suddenly gone cold? I tried to remember meeting him in the past, and if we had ever come in physical contact before. "I really don't feel comfortable about leaving her alone with a woman that she doesn't know." I explained, knowing that Vic had a terrible jugement of character. “Of course I know her, Nemesis! She’s my mother!” Vic yelled from her bedroom window. “You don’t know her, Vic! I really think you need to wait until your dad get’s home, and let them sort all of this out! And since when do you call me Nemesis? What is wrong with you?” I yelled at her in response.