Stella didn’t care anymore about the stupid party. All she wanted to do was going somewhere peaceful where she could think. She went to the only place she ever felt at peace: the Firehole forest. It was night, dark, cold, and silent, like a scene from a horror movie. She didn’t walk much until she chose to stop and lay down. She closed her eyes and leaned on a tree.
“What am I going to do?” She mumbled not really awaiting for an answer. But there was someone else in the forest too except the vampire female. She opened her eyes to stare into big brown eyes. “I thought you went out to eat?” James shrugged and laid down, next to her.
“What’s on your mind?” She stared in front in the distance, expecting something to happen, someone to come and say the nightmare was over and that she could open her eyes and everything would be alright and normal.
“When I first found out I am a vampire I never imagined it will be so…” James raised an eyebrow, amused.
“Hard?” She shook her head.
“Tiring. There are so many questions and when I finally find the answers…I realize I know nothing.” She bent her head down and stared at her fidgeting hands. “Not even my life.” James glanced at the noble from the corner of the eye.
“Your life…huh. Some things are better unknown.” She sighed and looked at him.
“Who’s Matthew Gregory?” James’s head quirked up in a second and stared at her with slightly wide eyes. “So it’s true.” She trailed, getting up. The older vampire watched the girl as she started pacing around. “He exists.” She glanced at him and stopped. “My uncle.” James didn’t know what to say. He never met the younger Gregory. That family has always lived mysteriously, in the darkness of the night. Aaron was the only one who had the guts to marry, to have children with a human and then transform all of them.
“Your family has always been a mystery. There are stories about your father, good ones, and then…there is Matt. The younger Gregory brother, the rebel.” He got up too and chuckled. “Aaron was indeed a vampire, with everything a vampire is…but Matt is another story.” He grinned to Stella and flashed away.
“Great.” She mumbled rolling her eyes.
Back in the bar, Nate was still talking with Dana, surprisingly. The girl stopped asking weird questions for her own good and simply started to talk about normal, teenage topics. That, until Eric realized there is no Stella anymore.
“Nate!” The noble brother turned his head when he heard his name being called. “Have you seen Stella?” He shook his head and trailed his eyes to a troubled Dana. The other vampire sighed worriedly and trailed his eyes over his surroundings, hoping to catch a glimpse of the female. She wasn’t there.
“Hey!” Alex came slowly, a girl at his hand, a drink on the other. “Why so troubled?” Eric gave Alex a stern look, making the younger vampire rolls his eyes. “Well?” He asked Nate, knowing Eric enough to figure he just started to hyperventilate.
“He can’t find Stella and he freaks out.” Alex rolled his eyes.
“It’s not like she went on a killing spree.” Eric and Nate shut up, their eyes widening. Dana looked between the three vampires and slowly ditched her date. Alex stared at the other two vampires in front of him and in the next second, all three of them were running out the bar, each going where they thought she may be.