Pulling up to my home, the full force of pain radiates throughout my whole body. Taking deep breaths, I limp into the house while closing and locking the door. As I head for the bathroom, I glance at the floor as blood spills down my legs leaving a trail. walking in, I go to sit on the toilet next to the counter. Inhaling a breath of relief, I open the drawer and pull out my emergency kit along with the peroxide. Removing the belt from my thigh, I observe the damage as more liquid drains out of the gash.
Unfortunately, I do not have a needle and thread, only an at home staple kit. “This shit is going to hurt...” I say to myself bracing for the pain. Pouring the peroxide over the gash, I wince as the burn spread along with the peroxide. As I pat dry, I hope the wound heals soon so there is no more blood loss; I don't know how much more by body will take. Grabbing a staple in one hand, the other is squeezing the wound to keep it closed. With shaky hands, I push the staple on each side of the gash and push hard. As a tear escaped my eye, I continue the torment until the wound stayed closed. Another round of peroxide over the wound after it being sealed and then I placed ointment on top before wrapping my leg tightly. For these staples to work, I need to take it easy for the next few days for my leg to heal.
Shaking my head, I hear the beep for the CB radio go off. Keeping pressure off my leg, I hop towards the living room trying to avoid landing on my face. “Yea” I say as I slowly sit down on the chair.
“Hey Sussie, you find anything good?” I paused as I hear my dad's voice. Should I tell him what happened or should I lie? I know if I tell him the truth, he will force me to move back in but if I lie, I might get away with it.
“Yea, the pace next to us has a ton of wood for the windows. I um, got spooked by a cat and slipped though.” My nerves start getting the best of me since lying to my dad is non existent in my family.
“You ok? Did you get hurt?” Worry in his voice makes the guilt seep inside me. “Yea dad, I'm fine. A metal pipe went through my leg but I fixed myself up. I'm going to give myself a couple days to heal and then I will be right back at it.” Trying to sound as happy as possible so the lie sounds more like the truth.
“Alright, well if you need anything, call us. I will swing by and check on you tomorrow.” Thanking my dad, I end the call. I have never lied to my dad but there is no way I will be living with my parents. Grabbing my phone on the table, I have no missed texts or calls. I hope Jane will make it here ok. She has been the only thing that has been on my mind other than Alex.
Feeling not well, I hobble to the kitchen to make a sandwich and grab two waters. Right now, keeping up my strength and healing is my main priority. As I walk back in the living room, I place my items on the end table and look around my quiet house.
Alex and I were movie buffs. Buying a new movie each week gave us a large collection. Heading toward the bookcase full, I pick a series we watched every year, The tenth kingdom. I never knew why we loved it so much, but the mini-series is a keeper. Placing the first disk in, I walk to sit in my chair placing a blanket over myself.
Well, looks like this might be my life now. Sitting in my living room watching movies and eating dinner alone. Tears form my eyes while I finish my food and drink down both waters. Leaning back in the chair and I try to enjoy my show in ere silence.
Not realizing I fell asleep; I wake up listening to loud banging outside. Sitting up slowly as I try not to put pressure on my leg. I slowly move the curtain to the side to sneak a peek. Seeing my dad, I let out a sigh but then I realize he is not alone. I notice Luke standing with my dad talking and lowering wood on my driveway. “What the fuck does he think he is doing?” I whisper to myself. Heading to the bed room, I slowly get dressed and brush my teeth. As I start putting my hair in a messy bun, a knock appeared at my front door. My starts racing as anger fills me from my first visit with Luke. I swear if anything happens to my dad, I will bring hell upon his head.
Walking to the door reaching for the handle, I take a deep breath and put on a smile. Opening the door, Luke is standing in my door way. “Good morning.” He says with a grin on his face, looking past him, I see my dad piling more wood not looking towards me.
“Do you not remember our conversation we had yesterday?” Removing my grin, I start seeping all the anger I have towards this man.
“Well, Mr. Steve here was gathering the wood from the barn and I felt bad with him doing it himself so I offered my assistance.” Saying rather proud of himself. Shaking my head, I start walking past him as he grabs my arm.
“You should rest. Your dad and I can manage.” Shrugging him off, I continue walking past to see my dad. Dropping the wood in a rush and runs toward me. “Sweetheart, you need to stay inside and rest. You have no idea what kind of monsters are out here!” Saying in his dad voice. Yea, that dad voice that makes you do what he says while your dignity goes out the window.
Kissing him on the cheek, he helps guide me in the house as Luke follows him inside. Sitting on the couch, my dad walks over to the bathroom.
“I did not say you could come inside my home.” I say sternly to Luke as he crosses his arms.
“I thought there was a southern hospitality thing you should have toward new folks in the area?” Spitting back with sarcasm and a smile. I have no idea why this man gets under my skin but his attitude rubs me the wrong way.
“Of course we do! Don't let Susan let you think otherwise. This whole ordeal has made all of us a little stand off-ish towards anyone really.” My dad is not looking at me with a raised eyebrow; he doesn't need to say it but I know he is telling me to be nice.
“Every human is needed these days, now let me look at your leg.” Nodding because I knew he was right. Right about checking my leg and that each human is needed these days. Slowly, I remove the tape holding the bandage down as he carefully lifted and smiled.
“That's my girl, look how nice it is healing. Not very red and the bleeding has even stopped. Ill clean it and bandage you back up, ok sweetheart?” My dad has taught me everything I know, so knowing I did good made me feel proud of myself.
“Wow, staples. Where did you learn to treat such wounds?” Luke says with an impressed look on his face. “Well, I was in the service and the things I had to do over sea's was brought back here for my family to learn and grow. In emergency situations I needed my girls to take care of themselves if no one was able to. Looks like I did good because this is doctor's work right here.” Dad said with a twinkle in his eye. The things my dad had to do were things most men couldn't imagine. He never spoke about much but the things Jane and I were taught and learned from him would only question the things he went through.
After caring for my leg, I look around and notice Luke was no longer in the living room but I smell food cooking. He sure made himself athomenow didn't he?A few minutes later, Luke brought a tray in with chicken noodle soup and two grilled cheese sandwiches. Smiling, I take the tray and place it on my lap.“Thank you, you did not need to do that.” My stomach started to rumble and I realized this is the first time I'm eating today. “Well, for you to heal properly, you need to eat.” Pushing his attitude towards me. Tilting my head to the side, I look up and watch him roll his eyes. Well, he went from nice to being an ass really quick. Ignoring him, I started to eat and as the first touch of food hit my tongue, I was in heaven. Smiling up to my dad with a mouth full of food, he kissed me on the cheek and headed out the door as Luke followed suit.This whole thing couldn't get any weirder. My d
With my grip being so tight, my gun started to shake as I try to make out the largely built shape in front of me. Only hearing a deep, course breath, I start walking back. Rubbing my eyes with my free hand as I aim with the other. Starting to see clearly, Luke's face starts coming into my view.“Can you stop pointing a gun at me?” He painfully says while shifting towards the island, placing a hand on the side to help him stand. Lowering the gun, I notice he is in fact shirtless, but also bleeding all over the floor.“Are you ok Luke? You look pretty fucked up.” Placing my gun down, I walk into the kitchen and grab a towel. Making it back to him, I place the towel lightly on the marks running along the front of his torso.“Yea, I'm alright. Just looking for a doctor.” His face showed an amused look and I couldn't help but smile. Looking to make sure the door was closed and then I guided Luke
Luke's POV-I have no idea why she is so damn stubborn or why she can't trust me. Susan is the ideal mate but the way her and her dad have talked about such hate towards my kind, there is no way I can tell her what I am. Not now anyways.What is the best way to explain to her what happened? The events that happened at the meteor are quite foggy still. What I do know is most of the creatures that were made are complete monsters. I don't blame them completely for hating them but after I was turned, I chose to run, not kill.The moment the mist swarmed over the thousands of people in the area, me being one, all I heard was yelling. The piercing screams along with bones breaking was terrifying. I was standing in a crowd of people one minute and the next, my body was throbbing from pain. My bones were shifting and cracking with each move I made.I started running as fast as my legs could take me until I collapsed to t
Susan's POV-Who the hell does he think he is? Getting mad at me for protecting myself and my family? Alex told me not to trust strangers and I won't. After finishing my breakfast and washing the dishes, I started to get ready for my day. My leg is still sore but thankfully a full two days of healing, the bleeding fully stopped and I can move it a lot more.Walking out the front door, I gasp at all the damage they have done to my house. The gutters and siding were completely torn from my home, along with having to replace all my windows. Tears well in my eyes walking around my home, the home I worked so hard for. Shaking the anger, I open my garage and began the clean-up. Lifting the pieces thrown all over my yard I notice dust covered the grass in certain places. There had to of been twenty blood suckers with how much dust covered my yard.As I finish picking up the debris in my yard, a noise was coming from the road. Squealing and
As I try to open my eyes, they feel swollen. I look to my side and notice Luke still holding me as he sleeps sitting upwards on the couch. Trying not to make sudden movements, I look towards the windows and it's night time. How long was I asleep? Then suddenly, flashbacks hit me like a brick wall of what happened before I fell asleep. Feeling arms tightening around me I break down again. Placing his hand on my head, Luke brings me closer to rest on his shoulder."Are you alright?""No, where is my sister?" Hopefully my father didn't move her himself. I feel horrible about breaking down but the shock took over my whole body and I swore she was still alive. I kept working and the blood kept coming out the wounds. I worked as hard as I could knowing she would live."After you fell asleep, I laid you down and helped your father bring her to their house. They want to have a ceremony today for her if you're up for it." Feeling speechless,
Leaning my head back as Luke continues to caress my chest, his hand around my waist loosens and slowly starts to glide down. As he hovers over my sweet spot, I place one hand over his and the other starts running through his beautiful black hair. Feeling him wanting to back away, I begin to put pressure guiding him lower. Feeling his arms tense up he suddenly removes his hands and grasps my hips roughly turning me around. Looking at him with shocked eyes, he shoves me on the bed and stalks his way over to me.Climbing on top, his hands run along my body sending shivers down my spine. Lowering his head to my thighs, he begins kissing and licking his way to my sweat spot. Each touch feeling better than the last. Placing both arms under my legs, grabbing my waist, he forces my body towards him. Looking down, I see his him staring into my soul as a grin spread across his lips. Lowering his head, the first lick to my lips almost pushed me to the edge and my legs buckle
My leg feels almost normal now. I still won't take the staples out for a couple weeks but at least it is scabbed and the wound doesn't bleed when I walk.Heading outside, I decided it's time to start boarding up the house and fixing the damage those vampires did the other night. Grabbing my tools, I head to the front of the house and start boarding the windows and repairing the siding. It's the beginning of summer so the weather is warm and I feel sweat dripping down my face and back. Wiping my sweat away, I go to grab my water sitting on my truck and take a sip. Placing it back down I hear movement in the woods. Looking in the direction, I see nothing. Slowly reaching for my hammer and walking to the wrestling of bushes.I'm not too afraid because vampires can only come out at night and I have yet seen a wolf inthis neck of the woods. Maybe it is just an animal that is injured or possibly a person? Walking closer, laughter fills the
"Why don't you look surprised?" I scrunch my brows looking at his facial features as I stand. Shaking his head, he stands also looking back into my eyes. "Were you scared of him? Did the black wolf harm you?" Stalking towards me like pray, his eyes look down and then slowly back up taking in my features. Watching his every move, I sway my head as he keeps walking toward me until my back meets a wall.Luke stands in front of me, caging me in with nowhere to go. Running his hands along my shoulders and down my arms as he leans toward my ear, breathing me in. "If he didn't frighten you or try to harm you, then why be afraid?" Whispering as his lips came in contact with my neck making me let out a small moan. "I'm afraid of what they can do. The power they hold can kill a whole town." The words slowly came out of my lips as Luke unbuttons my overalls and lets them slide to the floor.Lowering himself to his knee's, roughly grabbing hold of my thighs as he place