The first thing I did was find Jasper. The guy had saved my life, I needed to thank him. I know that he could have just carried on and drained my body of all the blood but he stopped. This was nice of him.
The سیکنڈ thing I would have to do was call Charlie. Since there were no vampires hunting me I had to go home. It had been three days since I had left. I knew what I was going to say. I would leave the immortal thing until I saw him. I wanted to do this face to face.
I found Jasper in the living-room, sitting on the sofa with Alice. They were just watching TV but I could see that they weren’t actually paying attention. They were snuggled up close to each other and both their hands were entwined in the others. I didn’t really want to disturb them but I was calling Charlie soon and going home. So it had to be done and anyway they had the whole of eternity to hold hands.
“Jasper?” I called over from the doorway. His blonde head bobbed up and looked over the back of the sofa to me. “Can I talk to you?”
His head bobbed back down and I heard him whisper something to Alice but I couldn’t make out what it was. I only heard his low voice, no words.
I waited at the door while he walked over to me slowly. He stood not close but not far away either. It kind of surprised me, as he usually kept his distance. Except when he held my arm to run away from the vampires in the clearing.
“I just wanted to say thanks,” I کہا quickly. I didn’t want to embarrass him. “For saving my life. I know it must have been hard for آپ to drink my blood and stop. I know you’re new to the vegetarian thing and that and well I just want to say that I appreciate that آپ stopped.”
“Don’t worry about it.” Jasper smiled at me. “Your blood was kinda sweet and delicious and that but I wanted to save your life and that overrode everything that کہا ‘Keep drinking’.”
“Well thanks. آپ don’t know how much I love آپ right now for saving me. I could hug آپ but that would probably make آپ uncomfortable.”
“Not really,” Jasper shrugged. “Your blood doesn’t smell the same now that there’s venom mixed in with it. آپ smell almost like us now.”
“Really?” I looked down at the veins on my arm. They were still the blue, like any other human’s veins but I swear they looked مزید like an icy blue. “So I could cut myself, right now, and آپ wouldn’t jump on me and attack me?”
“I wouldn’t jump on آپ and attack but that’s مزید because I don’t want to kill آپ rather than آپ blood isn’t attractive.”
“Ah,” I said. “So is it ok for me to hug you?”
Jasper looked behind him and I saw Alice standing there, smiling happily at the both of us.
“She looks like she could cry,” I said, smiling at Alice.
“She’s just happy that I saved you,” Jasper explained. “She still has her Barbie doll to play with.”
“Now I wish آپ didn’t save me,” I joked.
Jasper held out his arms for me and I walked into them awkwardly. His arms folded around me lightly.
“I’ve never hugged a human before,” he said, thoughtfully. “You’re all warm and soft.”
“Thanks,” I said. I didn’t know if that was a compliment یا not.
His arms let me go and I stepped back.
“You know, I’m not just thanking آپ for saving me,” I said. “You gave me مزید than my life back; آپ gave me an eternity with Edward.”
“I did?” Jasper looked confused.
“You kind of,” I said. “Jared bit me, it’s his venom inside me, but it was آپ that drank my blood and stopped the venom getting to my heart. If it wasn’t for آپ I wouldn’t be standing here, I wouldn’t be going ہوم to see Charlie again. I wouldn’t get to spend the rest of my life with Edward, still a teenager.”
Jasper seemed to understand the words that had come out my mouth in such a rush. After I had کہا it I don’t think I understood it and I was the one that came up with it.
“You know, you’re kinda cute, Kayla,” Jasper said. “I’m glad I didn’t kill you.”
He smiled at me and walked back to Alice who hugged him tight. I think she was proud of him.
Charlie didn’t care what my excuse was for me coming home. He was just so relieved that I did. Apparently he had been tearing his hair out because he was so worried for me. I think I did see some small bald patches but that might just be because he was getting old. He didn’t notice my pale skin یا how cold I was. He picked me up into a برداشت, ریچھ hug that Jacob would be proud of and wouldn’t let me go until I complained that my lungs needed oxygen.
I didn’t want to tell him what had happened to me. Not because I wanted to keep secrets from him but because I didn’t want to hurt him. What would he think when he found out I was immortal? That there was venom in my blood and I was practically half vampire?
I didn’t want him to get into a rage and another fight between us started. He would obviously blame Edward for letting me get bitten, he would ban him from ever seeing me and I would get angry and probably try to kill him. I had become slightly temperamental since I changed from a human to Azdi. But now I was an Azdi/vampire. I was a Vampzi!
I did plan to tell him. He was sitting on the sofa, the TV was not on, and he was staring at me expectantly. I was sitting on the armchair, my hands fidgeting in my lap.
I opened my mouth to say that I was a Vampzi but the words wouldn’t come out. My lips wouldn’t for the words and my vocal chords seemed to have gotten confused on how to make a noise. I closed my mouth and stared down at my fidgeting hands.
“What did آپ want to tell me?” Charlie prompted me.
I looked up into his chocolate brown eyes so full of love for me. Would he still love me even though I wasn’t a proper Azdi anymore?
“I just wanted to tell آپ that I’m sorry I left,” I said. It wasn’t an actual lie. I was sorry that I had left him. It just wasn’t what I was going to tell him right at this moment. “I just got angry and everything just seemed too much. I should have calmed down and thought things over but I was in such a rage that I had to get out. I’m sorry, Dad.”
“It’s ok,” Charlie said. He stood up and sat on the arm of the chair. He put an arm around my shoulder. “I don’t blame you. آپ don’t have to apologise because there’s nothing to apologise for. I understand that آپ needed to get away to have some space.”
“I’m glad Edward came after me.” This was a lie. “If he and Esme didn’t find me when they did God only knows where I would be now.”
“I have to pay them back the money they spent on that hotel for you,” Charlie murmured to himself. “It was nice of them to get آپ a place to stay so آپ could think things through.”
“You don’t have to pay them back,” I said, quickly. “They have tons of money. Carlisle’s like 345 یا something. He’s had enough time to save up money and stuff. And they wouldn’t take it anyway.”
“But it’s nice to offer to repay them.”
“Ok. آپ do that. I’m going to my room.”
He gently squeezed my arms in a reassuring manner and let me go upstairs.
I was only just in my room when someone jumped in through my open window.
“Who are you?” I asked Edward. “Spiderman?”
“Just your friendly neighbourhood vampire,” he grinned at me.
I couldn’t help smiling when Edward did. His dazzling smiled just made me want to smile too. Like a flash of lightening, he was in front of me and kissing me. My arms snaked their way around him and my hands ran greedily through his hair.
I got seriously pissed off when my cell rang.
“Just ignore it,” Edward murmured, between kissing my lips.
“It might be someone important,” I whispered. One of my hands found my cell in my pocket.
“I bet it’s that mutt.”
I looked at the caller ID and almost smiled. It was Jacob.
Edward sighed and let me go. I looked at him apologetically and he sat on my bed, waiting patiently for my return into his arms.
“Hey,” Jacob sounded cheerful. “I heard آپ came back. Are آپ ok?”
“I’m fine,” I said.
“Did they get the leeches get the bloodsuckers that were after you?”
“Yes. They’re gone now.”
“You didn’t get hurt at all, did you?”
“No.” My voice went oddly high pitched.
“I thought I would come over and see you.” Jacob didn’t سوال the change of pitch in my voice but that didn’t mean he didn’t know I was lying. “You can give me all the gory details.”
My eyes widened. Jacob would know the difference in me. Charlie might not have seen it but he was ignorant to begin with. He wouldn’t notice if I had two extra heads and turned a fluorescent green
Edward, reading my mind, shook his head. He was right. If Jacob came over and saw the paleness of my skin and felt how cold I was, not to mention that I probably smelled almost vampish, the first thing that popped into his head would be that Edward had bit me.
“Not right now,” I told Jacob. “Charlie wants to cook me رات کے کھانے, شام کا کھانا and that. I think he wants me to himself, آپ know, coz I’ve been away and that. He wants to spoil me a little.”
“I understand,” Jacob said, sounding a little disappointed. “Maybe another time?”
“Yes,” I agreed. “Another time.”
We کہا bye and then I hung up.
“You’ll have to see him some time,” Edward said.
“I know,” I replied. I walked over to him and sat down in his lap. He hugged me to his chest and kissed my hair. “But I’ll tell him first so he can have time to prepare himself. So he won’t freak out. And anyway, that won’t be now. He can see me another time.”
I kissed Edward’s lips, that didn’t feel as cold as they used to. When he kissed me back,like always,every thought in my head was wiped from my mind.