5. (Not) According To Plan
I kept running to find Jake and Jinxx, when I saw Nicholas. I ducked behind a bench and hoped he didn’t see me. I heard loud screaming, moaning, and more ungodly sounds emanating from where I saw Nicholas. Jinxx and Jake went missing, and Nicholas was there. No matter how much I fear Nicholas, I have to make sure my friends are okay.
I rolled out from behind the bench and ran towards Nicholas. Then I saw it. Jake was on the ground, or part way on the ground, because he was arching his back and flailing like crazy. He had blood pouring all over himself, and Jinxx was next to him, crying. I took a step back, but Nicholas had a firm grip on my wrist and was breathing seductively into my ear. I was terrified yet extremely turned on by Nicholas, but that’s just the effect he has on everyone.
“It isn’t what you think it is, Ashley. Don’t interfere now, or you could kill both Jake and Jeremy. Just focus on me and everything will be okay.” Nicholas whispered, and then he kissed me. I didn’t react, I just stood there completely shocked. I didn’t know what to think, but Nicholas did all the thinking for me.
Jake finally stopped screaming, and he was lying peacefully on the ground next to me. Of course, I don’t think Ashley or Nicholas will stop fucking long enough to notice. But at the same time, no matter how much I hated Nicholas right now, I was happy for him and terrified for Ashley. See, we Daywalkers have this weird thing were we have this desire to brutally murder the person we love. We were designed that way to prevent reproduction, but of course we’ve found ways around it. One would be to transform that person to a Daywalker, like I did. But Ashley would never let that happen, so he’s in danger.
“Jinxx, I feel really tired. Take me back to the camp, please…” Jake said, his voice cracking and blood spilling from his mouth. I nodded and picked him up, carrying him back. I really hope he doesn’t bleed too much, or he’ll be in need of blood faster than I can supply it.