It seems like everything I do in just this one day has got me a ticket to Hell. Who am I kidding? I am Hell! I'm hurting everyone that I don't know and I'm going to end up hurting the one person I'm afraid of losing. Grace, my beautiful girlfriend of six months.
She was everything I could ask for. Long brown hair, dark green eyes, beautiful body, wonderful personality, and can take a joke. Everything was perfect until today when I had decided to take a walk from my flat I shared with my mate named Harry. I couldn't remember what happened after that but all I know is when I woke up I was starved. And I wasn't craving a ham sandwich or the usual slice of pizza. It was more like I could smell people walking by me. And that sure as Hell didn't mean I could smell their cologne or perfume. I smell what was inside of them. I could hear the blood pumping through their bodies with every step I took. I am not crazy either. Because I swear I lunged at a man who was hiking and pulled him away into a tree.
So here I sit, blood on my hands, shirt, pants and lips, a dead man with two neat holes in his neck, and a lot of guilt and wonder. What is happening to me? I was still insanely hungry. But I need to control it if I wanted to talk to Grace. What would she think? She'd probably think I had gotten drunk or high or into some sort of mess or think I was crazier than normal.
I also had this weird strength that developed in just short period of time. I was insanely fast. That kind of fast that makes life flash before your eyes. I was just hoping this was a sick dream than just plain reality. When I wake up in the morning in my warm bed, I won't have any of these new elements in my body. But what would Grace think anyway? What if I wake up and they're still there?
I had to get home. I had to get home and look something up. It's been killing me for a whole hour now. Something was on my mind other than Grace and it had to be researched. Internet, Books, wise old man, anything that might know. I needed to find out.
~At Louis' House~
I had just picked up a few old books from an old library down the street from my flat. One book had a torn cover and bind, and you had to be very careful when holding it. Which was hard for me because of my new strength that seemed to be getting stronger by the hour. The second and third books were all the same. Both were called "Supernatural Elements and Creatures." Both were so large and heavy, I was amazed they found so many "creatures" to fit in both books.
After a while of skimming through the supernatural book, I was getting aggravated and tired as I couldn't find anything with the same "powers" as me. Then I scrolled through a few more pages. One that I found very interesting was the Werewolf.
"Hairy beast that comes out at night. Shapeshifter, turns from man to wolf in just minutes. Amazing strength, agility, growling, speed, eats anything in sight. Can be killed with silver." I started laughing. I couldn't be a Werewolf, could I? I continued to read symptoms, if this book was even true. "If silver has punctured the skin, it causes burning and maybe death." Well this was going to be settled right now. I stood from my seat at the table and walked to my kitchen, grabbing a knife and thinking for a second. I chewed on the inside of my bottom lip nervously and carved my skin. I hissed in pain but there was no burning, there was definitely no death at all. When I pulled the knife from my wound, the blood had disappeared and my skin healed itself. That was something that caught me by surprise and I fell back, my knife flying and me holding my wrist in a panic. There was no way. This couldn't be happening. I quickly scurried from the floor to my table and continued reading, my fingers shaking from the mess that had happened a second ago.
There was a page titled "The Vampire." I hummed and skimmed through the paragraphs. Quickly I read over the symptoms part and sighed.
"Incredible strength, speed, agility, drinks human blood, cannot fall in love, no guilt. The few things vampires love are sex, blood, and drinking. Drinking alcohol can help with blood cravings. Vampires are hungry all the time." I was done reading that. I was definitely a vampire. This couldn't be happening. That's why I am hungry all the time, that's why I'm so strong and fast.
My car was sitting in the driveway, I grabbed the keys and quickly started the car and drove to Grace's flat. I started to cry. My eyes were blurry. I couldn't control it anymore. I was starving and needed someone to talk to. And while I was still trying to figure out if I was the bad guy or the good guy, I pulled into Grace's driveway and ran for her front door. I knocked on it violently. She ran from the couch to the door and answered it.
"Louis? What's the matter? Have you been crying?" I nodded quickly and tried to step in but I couldn't pass the threshold.
"Grace let me in please. I need to talk to you about something." Never had I talked so fast in my life.
"O-okay? Come in Louis." I ran straight behind her and whipped the door closed. The door slammed and scared her. "Are you okay? What is wrong with you?" She asked in more of a disgusted tone.
"Grace." I grabbed her face and kissed her hard. "No matter what happens to you or I just remember I still love you okay?" And kissed her again. She pulled away.
"Louis what is going on?!" She backed away.
"I don't know how much longer I can stand here and keep myself from killing you!" I roared. Her body was pressed against the door. I stood in front of her, she started to sweat and pant.
"I'm so hungry, Grace." I grabbed her face and stroked it. "It hurts. It hurts so bad. And I can't control it. I love you so much." I nodded.
"What are you hungry for?" Her shaking body drew in a breath.
I started to cry. "I want to kill you. I want to rip at your throat and drink every last drop of your blood. I'm so hungry. Grace, you have to run." Her eyes widened. My canines started to grow into little daggers and I just couldn't control it anymore.
"Grace I'm a vampire." She stopped breathing. I stopped breathing. She started to cry because she had to believe me when she saw my daggers. Instead of running, Grace put her hand to my face and stroked my cheek with her thumb. "I'm a monster, please Grace run." I growled.
"You're not a monster, Louis." She was still nervous. But she gulped and continued to look at my facial features. "The old Louis is still here. You really would have killed me by now if you were that hungry." She stated. I sniffled and dug my nose into her neck, wrapping her into a tight hug. I dropped to the floor with her and sobs made my body shake.
"I killed some today Grace."
"I'm going to help you control it. I'm going to help you train your body." She promised.
"I couldn't see you getting hurt for helping me Grace. I have to do this on my own." I gulped. I'm going to have to break up with her.
"What are you saying Louis?" She gasped and pulled away from our hug.
"I need a break from dating for a while. I need to figure myself out. I can't just continue hugging you or kissing you while I know that I can accidentally hurt you."
"But you won't." She looked down and then up at me. "You wouldn't hurt me because you love me." She gritted her teeth, I was being foolish. "And I love you so much I am going to look past this and help you through it. If you don't want the help then that's just fine, just remember you've made a mistake." She stood slowly and opened the door.
"You're staying or leaving. Because I can't do this crap. It's no use if you don't want me and refuse my help." I stood quickly and kissed her.
"I do want your help. I do love you. But I can't live with myself if I hurt you." I held her face in my hands. "I need you."
"I love you, Lou." This was so risky for her. Especially when I had a new strength that I was scared of. "And if you hurt me we will learn together. I promise, you need to let me help you. I'll keep your secret from the other boys and the fans and I'll keep it forever if I have to."
"Darling you won't live forever." There were tears in my eyes. It dawned on me. The love of my life was not going to be around forever.
"I'm already planning your first lesson."
"This is going to ruin the band. I'm going to have to quit One Direction and never see the guys again because this is going to put the fans and the other lads in danger and I don't want that for them."
"Don't worry about that right now Louis. Pay attention to what you have to first." She put a hand to my cheek and caressed it for a second. "Your secret is safe with me and I promise I can keep it from the other guys."
This night was the first night of the rest of my life. This was going to be as much fun as walking through Hell and bringing someone you love with you.