"Cara, wake up, it's your 15th birthday!" my sister, Adriana shouted.
I jumped up immediately and threw off the covers. I was fifteen! I ran to my closet, grabbed a random pair of denim shorts and a black T-shirt and ran down the stairs. My mom had made pancakes specially for the occasion. I opened my first present, from my parents. It was very small and light. I opened it and jumped for joy. It was an iPhone 5! I ran to my parents and hugged them. After that my dad told Adriana to go away.
"What for?" she asked.
"I need to discuss things with Cara and your mother privately." he replied.
She was about to argue but then decided it probably wasn't going to work so she just walked off.
"Cara, we have something very important to tell you." my mother said.
She exchanged a worried glance with my dad. What was this all about? I sat down on the couch and waited for one of them to say something. Finally, my dad said.
"Cara, you where adopted. We found you in the woods with a note when you were two."
I just stared at them in shock. Why hadn't they told me earlier? As if she could sense that i was angry, my mom said.
"Before you get mad at us, please read the note your real parents left for you. It has all the explanations in it."
I took the note from her hand and read it.
You're a vampire hybrid. Your real father is an angel and I am a vampire. We abandoned you because marrying an angel is forbidden and by having you we where putting you in danger. Don't look for us, we will come to you when the time is right.
Please be careful,
I re-read the note over and over again. I was a half vampire half angel? I ran up to my room and closed the door. Stumbling to my closet, I grabbed some clothes and threw them on the bed and looked for my backpack. I stuffed my clothes in side and then opened the door of my bedroom. Then I froze. If I went out from the front door, my parents would find out what I was going to do. There was only one other option, the window. I'd realized a few years ago that I was pretty much invincible when I accidentally cut myself with a kitchen knife i was cleaning but instead of cutting my hand off, the knife bounced right off my skin. Another weird thing was that I didn't have a heartbeat. I'd figured that out during swimming lessons when we where practicing first aid. So jumping out the window shouldn't be too hard. I slid the window open and jumped but instead of falling like I should, I just floated there. I felt something on my back and it was definitely not my back pack because my back pack was lying on the ground under me. I looked behind me and gasped. I had huge purple wings on my back. I touched them. They were hard as steel. I imagined myself landing and felt my feet touch the ground. I grabbed my back pack, still lying there and imagined myself take off. I flew in circles, learning to use my wings then I headed to Danielle's house. I couldn't wait to see her reaction! I opened the window and slid into my best friends room. I heard her walk in to the room.
"Hey Dani!" I said cheerfully.
"Cara...you have WINGS!! How?" She asked me, pushing her platinum blond hair out of her eyes. I told her every thing and showed her the note. I also told her i was going to look for my parents. She wanted to come along but i couldn't let her. My mother wrote in the note that i was in danger and i didn't want to put my friend in danger too. We hugged goodbye and I left, flying back out the window.