Always Midnight

Madison Johnson's life changes the moment she lays eyes on Christian Watson. Christian is unlike any boy Madison has ever met in her life, he's a guy with a secret-he's a vampire with a deadly past. When they fall in love, Christian's past soon makes its way into their future together. As his past catches up to him, Madison must decide how much she will sacrifice to be with the man she loves.

Copyright © 2011


38. Some Things Should Be Left Unsaid

“Lucas why?” I choked out. 

Christian grabbed my hand into his, pulling me towards him. “No! I need to know this, you lied! You told me he wasn't trying to kill me!” I protested angrily.

“I wanted to protect my family that’s why.” Lucas muttered.

“Lucas you have just admitted you wanted to kill me, I need more of an explanation than that!” I shrieked.

“Madison-” Christian started once again. He should have remained quiet, I turned my full attention on Christian.  

I whipped around to face Christian, “And you know what? I'm still pissed at you! You have no clue how many nights I stayed up afraid, afraid that creature was going to get me. When I found out the truth you told me to trust you, telling me Lucas was curious. Instead all this time you knew he planned on killing me that night. I want to know why now!” I demanded. Christian’s jaw dropped, but Lucas interrupted both of us. 

“It’s not his fault, I thought you weren’t fully human, and possibly behind the murders in Maple Falls. The way Christian acted whenever your name was brought up or even when you would look at him. He was tortured, I’ve never seen him in that way. I figured you were doing something demonic to him, so when I was hunting that night I saw you in the woods. My thinking seemed to make sense back then, I wanted to kill you so our family would go back to normal. That night Christian defended you fiercely against me, I knew that I could trust his judgment about you. I wanted to scare you that night to see if you would use any demonic powers to confirm my suspicions. Instead, you threw a flare gun at my head. ” Lucas explained, trying to make me understand. 

“That makes no sense to me whatsoever! You wanted to kill me because Christian was depressed? You thought I committed those horrible crimes? Because of you, Lucas, I suffered a concussion and nearly had a mental breakdown!” I sputtered out, flabbergasted. I never thought in a million years I would be a suspect of murder or being something demonic.

“Christian has read every human we’ve come across even vampires and even people like me, but with you-nothing. What was I supposed to think? I thought you weren’t human, maybe a demon that escaped Hell. When he would sink into these periods of depression, especially that day he went to your house to check on you, I thought you were putting curses on him. Emilia told me something wasn’t right with you, she told me you were different than the rest. Look, I’m sorry Madison I scared you to death.” 

“It’s fine Lucas…” I told him distracted, and numb.

A wave of defeat and fatigue washed over my body, I didn’t want to talk to Lucas anymore. Though the words came from my mouth, the fact Lucas wanted to once kill me didn’t settle well and it wasn’t fine.

“Madison, I know you are not a demon from Hell now. I truly am sorry. That’s why Christian protected you from me that night, he knew that I was only trying to protect our family.” The more Lucas tried to explain the more I felt nauseous.

I nodded curtly at Lucas and walked inside the house. I didn’t hear Christian follow me inside but I knew he was behind me as I walked up the stairs into his room, thanks to my new found sense. I belly flopped onto Christian’s bed, then rolled over onto my back staring at the ceiling. Christian moved away from the door, and sat lightly at the edge of the bed. 

“Madison-” He started. 
“No.” I cut him off. He sighed sadly. 

I continued, “I’m not upset. I am actually stunned that Lucas thought I was behind the murders, but I guess I did the same thing to him. You should have told me before about Lucas being behind our attack, he could have killed me. If you had not been there in time…” My voice broke, thinking how close I had been to death. Once again, Christian was right: I’d truly underestimated his whole family. I didn’t realize how any of them were very dangerous at all, no matter how human they acted, the truth remained; they weren’t human at all. 

“You’re right I should’ve told you, but he wouldn’t have hurt you trust me. I read his mind that night, he wanted to kill you but instead he was going to scare you until you displayed powers. When he would’ve saw that you didn’t have any powers, he would've change into human form and brought you to Emilia so she could interrogated you. Or tortured you into revealing what you were.” Christian told me. 

I assumed his words were supposed to comfort me but they had the opposite effect since the fact remained that I’d been in danger. 

“That’s not the point, the point is that I feel like a pawn in a game I never knew I was playing. I'm hurt by you, I've been an open book with you. Yet, I can't get the full truth from you. You stood by and let me believe a monster was out there still hunting for me instead of telling me the truth. And then when you do tell me the truth it’s only half of what it is, that's not fair for you to decide what I can handle and what I can't.” I flung my arm over my face, frustrated. 

“I can't take that risk of telling you everything Madison-."

"Because you think I can't handle it." I finished. 

"No, because I'm afraid that one day you will realize that my whole family and I are monsters and you'll leave. One day it will be too much for you, you've already been exposed to too much of the horror show. The more you know the more dangerous it can be for you." He corrected.

I sat up to face him, "I told you Christian, I'm in this for the long haul. You don't have to be afraid."

“I wish I wasn’t but I am, all the time.” He whispered.

“I always thought you were fearless.” 

“I used to be until I met you, and now so much scares me.” 

“You can't let that get in the way of our relationship. You will never lose me I promise. By keeping me in the dark, you're doing more harm than good. We talked about this and I thought we understood each other."

"You're right and I know we did. That was the last piece I swear, I only wanted you to give him a chance." 

"Okay. I understand, I don't fully agree with your reasoning but I understand. No more secrets? That's the last one?" I prompted. 


“Okay. I know we are going to have to deal with other obstacles that involve your family but at the end of the day I'm not in a relationship with your family. I'm in a relationship with you, and it’s the most important relationship in my life. I don't want to ever know what it’s like to not have you in my life." I confessed. 

Christian took my hand into his and pressed it against his lips, "I've lived one hundred years without you in my life and my life was empty. If I ever lost you, I wouldn't even go on living one second without you."

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