Previously: Rach Young and Douglas fight about him proposing to her for the second time, while in the car, and they crash leaving them both in the hospital. Rach is ok while Douglas hasn’t woken up yet and it’s been two months. Hannah. Rach Y’s friend, is glad that Thomas has come back after four years but they both share a talk and he explains to her that he gets it that she fell in love with Kaya but that she needs to understand that Kaya has a child with Amy now.
Katty, another friend of Hannah’s tells her that a book probably belonging to an old relative of hers “L’eah” has appeared to her at home and now that she’s reading it she thinks it involves Mike, their long time evil enemy who has been M.I.A for the last couple of months.
Thomas finds out that tons of vampires are gathering inside the park, so they grab their weapons and head there. They’re ambushed and Katty and Rick are kidnapped. She’s taken to a cave where Mike is waiting for her with the company of an elderly woman named L’eah and a tall large blonde haired man named Azarus. L’eah channels the energy out of Katty’s body and in the form of a string of fire aims it at the end of the cave where some kind of cage opens up. An enourmous and horned creature comes out of it.
Rick wakes up two days later and after some events that leave him covered in blood, he comes back to home, asking Rach to let him in.
Everything was peace and quite in the town of Woodsbury this night, every perfect little house lid up one right next to the other leading to the park that grew taller and taller before the hill by the river holding the place of maximum authority.
Yet this night was different. At precisely seven p.m the whole park felt prey of blast of white light coming from inside of it. Leaves falling everywhere, the ground floating in the air in the exact same way that it does when a helicopter lands but then for a few minutes everything stopped.
Little by a little some sort of NASA ship was being uncovered and materializing out of the blue. The ship was all white except for the oval- shaped glass center and the big gray turbines at each side.
Then glass shield opened as five more jets landed beside it. The first man to come out had the greenest of the eyes, they look like they could tell a story within seconds, and matched perfectly with his pointy hair. Over his gray overall, he had had any kind of gear possible.
Every once in a while he would take the machine gun he had n his face and take it to his left eyes
“Lt. Carter” one of the twenty men surrounding him said. “Where do we go from here?”
“After him, soldier” the Lt. replied and everybody followed his command.
Rach froze by the door when she realized that the love of her life had finally showed up at her door precisely two days after disappearing. She was glad and worried at the same time, with so many questions dancing in her head.
Where were you?
Why do you need my permission to get in? That one was the most important. She wasn’t stupid, out of all the experience they had had for the last 10 years in vampires, she knew they needed permission to get inside a house. She knew about the invisible barrier preventing them from doing so.
Either way, she decided to give it a shot and welcomed him in.
Hannah and Thomas tried giving him everything he needed; a blanket, some hot tea but he seemed more interested in everything else but sitting in that couch with them.
“I think I just need to rest, guys.” He said as he dropped the blanket and went up the stairs.
Rach followed him a few steps behind. Both Hannah and Thomas looked at her with a meaningful look to what Rach replied “I know” and vanished upstairs.
“Could you get the door?” Amy yelled at Kaya. She was putting the baby off to sleep at his bedroom in Kaya’s. Amy would spend even more time there ever since her apartamente had become more of “Lily and Lo’s” property than hers.
“Turn on the news.” Katty’s word were spit out of her mouth. When she got in, he put Channel 5 on.
“.. the beam of light left most of houses near the hill in a complete and utter blackout.” The news reporter was saying while some footage of Woodsbury police putting up do not cross signs all over the hill was showing. “..Woodsbury police thinks this is the result of some act of vandalism..”
“It’s exactly like the time you got here, 5 years ago.”Katty said.
“When you came from the future, it was exactly like that, isn’t? You even landed at the top of the hill, too.”
“I think I know what it is about, Katty” Kaya said and both of her eyebrown’s lifted as high as they could.
“I haven’t told you everything about the place I come from.”
“We were a couple years ago,Kaya, I think know everything about you-” she answered sarcastically.
“When I came here from the year 2092, it wasn’t because I wanted to see what life her was like or because I wanted to escape the army” He sighed and continued. “It was because someone had framed me for the murder of my wife, and then her family, her brother in particular, promised to destroy me.”
“Are you serious?” Katty asked alarmed.
“And I think that’s him who’s arrived-” Kaya replied ad Katty reached out to him and they both shared a hug. Katty’s stare was blank.
Tuesday 2 A.M
“Rick?” Rach shouted as she noticed her hand was on top of the empty matrix when it should be on top of Rick. She took a look at the room but he was nowhere to be found, got out of the bed and headed downstairs when all of a sudden they bumped into each other.
“I just wanted some milk, Rach” Rick said. He kissed her in the forehead and just like that they went back to sleep. At least he did.
Tuesday 6 A.M
Rach’s eyes had become weary as the night was ending but she knew that knowing was better than wondering. How could she possible prove to herself that her boyfriend wasn’t a vampire?
She caught her eyes in the middle of a ray of light which attacked the floor right next to him and she had her answer. It had all became too obvious.
She hugged him and then outstretched his arms to let his right arm out of the bed and right in the middle of the light. The light of dawn only made his white skin even paler but nothing more. Nothing happened. He was normal.
She smiled. Turned around and finally went back to sleep.
That morning, Katty woke up feeling a little bit bluer than usually. Her relationship with Kaya had ended a long time, she even had gotten married and divorce once ever since then but still, the fact that he had confessed something he had hidden from everyone else for years and he hadn’t even hesitated still made her feel special.
“Good morning.” Hannah said to Katty as she entered the kitchen. Then she kindly offered her a nice cup of fresh coffee. “Did you stay up reading that book?”
“No.” Katty replied as she sat down. “It’s still unwritten. The last thing I read about was the key elements. About witches being either wind, water, fire or earth witches but-“ Katty lifted the cup and drank almost three quarters of the coffee in the mug. “Something happened with Kaya.” Hannah took seat right next to her. “I think someone from the future wants to hurt him.”
“Do you think what happened at the hill has something to do with him?” Hannah asked. When it came to Kaya’s future life, Katty was the expert.
“He told me about his ex-brother-in-law Carter, who tried to frame him for his sister’s murder” Katty added.
“Kaya was married?”
“Until he found her dead at home, with the place crashed. And now that they probably found him here, he’s on a mission to destroy him.” Katty stood up and headed for the living room, Hannah followed her. “He’s on his way, we’re doing a protective spell.” And just like that Kaya was sitting in the couch a few minutes later listening to Katty’s Slavic spells.
“I think we may have a problem. Or two” Thomas said sarcastically as he got into the living room. “There’s an army waiting in line across the street.”
Hannah jumped out of the sofa and took a look at the window. As she moved the blind, she could see the group her husband talked about. “Is that Carter?” Hannah asked as she pointed at the guy in the middle. He was the one who had the leader attitude. Kaya nodded.
“You and Lily still have that mind link, right?” Hannah asked Katty even though she knew the answer. “Ask her to transport the kids out of here.” Hannah looked back and noticed Katty’s nose was bleeding. She took her to the kitchen and helped her clean off.
“I think the channeling L’eah did, left me drained” Hannah helped her sit down. “I don’t think the spell is going to last long. We need to get him out of here now.”
“We can use the back door, I don’t see anyone at the backyard.” Thomas suggested. “Can you walk?”
“I think I’m ok” she replied. And after they all watched Lily take the kids with her, they grabbed their things and got out of the house. The blocks were longer than usual , they didn’t seem to get anywhere fast enough.
“We need to get to your house Katty” Hannah advised but then she looked at her friend and noticed that her eyes were barely close, and at that moment the weight of the world fell on her shoulders as she dropped down in Hannah’s arm. “Stop” Hannah yelled and the gang that was way ahead of them retrieved and came to her rescue. “She’s not ok.”
“You aren’t either” the voice of the man she would have wished she never heard of, interrupted. And with a gun towards her head, Hannah stood up and decided to follow orders.
Katty opened her eyes in the evening to find each and every one of her friends being held hostage by a group of soldier. Hannah was struggling to get out of big foot’s hands. Kaya was facing the ground right next to Carter’s feet; and Rach and Rick were tied up around a tree.
“Katty, something’s really off” a feminine voice said. She looked around but neither Rach or Hannah’s lips were moving. “I just came from the hospital with Rach Y. and we noticed that you have a deadly fire creature on your backyard. That’s usually a problem huh? What the hell is going?”
Lilly, Katty realized. It was a good thing she had this weird mind connection to her. “We need you to help us. We were kidnapped. We’re at the top of the hill.”
“I think we’ve got the perfect distraction” Lily added. She ran to the backyard and started yelling at the salamander-like creature “Come here, you piece of crap” and started running towards the empty streets. Everyone liked to be asleep before 8 pm in Woodsbury and this time, she was glad of it. She ran acrossed the park until she reached the lower part of the hill and saw that the beast was still running behind her. It was a giant mole, the size of an elephant. If it caught up with her, she wouldn’t last a minute. She then went up the hills until she reached a little spot where she could see everything that was happening. The gang was in fact kidnapped but it wasn’t like it hadn’t happened before.
“For the tenth time, Carter.I didn’t kill Theresa.”She could hear Kaya said. “I loved her.”
Carter’s response was lifting his leg and shoving his right foot right in the middle of his chest.
“Now, why is it that I don’t believe you?” he asked as he took the .45 out of his belt and point it right in front of his forehead.
“I’m here Katty” Lily telepathic-messaged her. “When I say Fire! You run like shit” she added and breathed out for about a second before shouting “Fire!!!”
The pombfire of a creature appeared right beneath her and started running towards their direction. The gang rapidly punched the solider and tried to escape out of the woods. First releasing Rach and Rick and then getting opportunity to leave since most of the soldiers were staring at the creature without even blinking , it started knocking them down like pins in a bowling game.
“What are you doing, idiots? Shoot it” Carter ordered while he grabbed one of the machine guns himself and did so. Bullets would disintegrate before even reaching its body.
Twenty soldiers lasted no more than two minutes; two of them had set their targets on the gang who was running through the woods to get to to end of the hill to where the river was. The road down was hard, though. This was the only spot of the hill that had no lights or anything. Rach tripped on branch, right into the ground, and s the two soldiers caught up with them. Guns pointing at their heads.
Back at the top of the hill, the last man standing was Carter. More than twenty bodies were lying still all across the hill but yet he had managed to stay alive. No doubt why he was the leader. If he would have pressed the key of the jet any harder it would have turned to pieces. As soon as it got visible and came out of the sky he jumped inside and disappeared into the night.
Hannah and Rach backed up and saw the rest of the gang wasn’t moving.
There was a cliff right below them, if they’d keep on walking they’d be inside the river for sure. They could feel how t waves broke right below them as they reached the stones.
All of a sudden it was all lid up and they could see what was happening, The creature was right behind the soldiers and sent both soldiers flying for what looked like half a mile.
This was it, the moment they had no escape from, it was either jump or die.
Katty took one more look at the river. “Do you remember the spell L’eah did to me, Hannah?” she said. Hannah nodded without taking her eyes off the creature which was still like a hawk waiting for its prey. “I need to do it. It will hurt you a bit, I’m not going to lie but it’ll only be a second, you just have to trust me “
Hannah took Katty’s hand and looked at her in approval. She began chanting some sort of spell and then a string of blue light came out of Hannah’s hand and travel its way up through Katty’s arm and into her chest. Their eyes were fixed on one and another but everyone elses’ eyes were fixed on the creature which was now running towards them moving the ground like an earthquake as it did. Katty’s voice rose louder and louder. They all turned backwards when they realized the river was now a stream of water, making its way up and going in the beast direction. Katty released Hannah’s hand and when she lifted her arm, the water was like a rope which tied around the beast, getting tighter and tighter
. The water kept running through the beast like a tornado until there was nothing to surround. It then returned to the middle of the ground and became a river once again.
Hannah looked at the spot the creature used to be and smile at its defeat. She looked back at Katty who was smiling just as much as she did and realized her ears and nose were bleeding badly. Katty couldn’t help but to fall right next to her friend once more.
She woke up in her bed and looked at the clock to see that it was 3 a.m past Friday. Resting had been great but she was way too anxious to get out of bed. She reached for the door and saw Rick going out of his room carefully closing the door without making any sound.
“Are you feeling better?” he asked right away.
“What are you doing?” Katty asked all surprised.
“Relax, I’m getting a glass of milk.” He smiled and then she smiled back at him. “Our arrangement’s still on.”
Last Tuesday 2 A.M
“I’ve got a really nice place not far from here” Rick said. He was wearing his usual jeans and some red shirt with the logo of the “West Virginia Power” baseball team.
“I’m good right here, cowboy” the red-headed girl standing by the bathroom stall said, and so Rick charged for her and started kissing her neck up and down, gently. Kiss after kiss, fang after fang, he sank them into her neck.
Gasping for air, moving her arms frantically the girl looked up for him in a cry for help and all she could see were his red colored eyes fixed on his mission.
She eventually gave in.
Last Tuesday 5 A.M
When Rick got inside the house, he saw that the kitchen light was on. He quickly took his blood stained shirt off and held it in his hand. He stealthily made his way inside and saw that Katty was going through her book crazily.
“There’s got to be something in here” Katty said as she looked up and saw him there.
“It’s 5 am. Don’t you think you need to rest?” Rick suggested and sat next to her.
“ I just think that there has to be more information about Mike here but the book stopped writing itself after the channeling spell-“ Katty looked at him and saw that his gaze was fixed on the floor, lost. “What are you doing up so late?”
“I need help, Katty” Rick said. He turned to look at her in the eyes and wiped the one tear that was cornering in his left eye. “And I don’t know what to do.” Katty moved her chair closer to him. “When I disappeared, something happened to me. Someone changed me.”
“Are you a vampire?” Katty asked. They’ve known each other for almost ten years, she knew what he wanted to say even if he didn’t say it.
“I am. And I’m going to tell Rach today” He stood up and headed for the threshold of the kitchen.
“ I think she’s been through enough. This would kill her. I think I have a spell-“
“Are you telling me to lie to her?” Rick asked and turned to her.
“For the time being.”
“And this spell, would it help me with my light problem?” Rick asked and she knew he was in.
“You will walk on daylight” Katty said and they both headed for her room.
It would be a matter of time until he was in bed with Rach again.