12. Chapter Twelve
Angelica spent the night staring up at the ceiling, thinking about all the events of the day. She was also worrying about her family...they probably all thought that James had done something horrible to her. Well, he has, but he hasn't been all too hostile with her...He's been kind, and understanding of her fear. She wondered why...
"James?" Angelica asked quietly. "Hmm?" James grunted in response. Angelica took a moment before speaking again, "Why have you been so kind and gentle? I thought vampires weren't like that..to the ones they bite..." There was another silence as James took his time thinking before responding, "...I know how you feel," he said, "you're scared and confused. You've been bitten by a vampire, a creature you thought was mythical, and you think everyone's going to harm you now. That's how it was for me. I was bitten, and I was terrified and bewildered out of my mind. I don't want you to see me as a monster..."
Angelica remained silent. He was right, she was scared and confused. She wanted to say, 'I don't see you as a monster', but a part of her knew that wasn't true. He still scared her in ways, and she remained afraid that he might do something else to her. She wasn't sure why she had been obeying him ever since the biting incident. She sighed sadly, and felt like crying.
"Don't cry..." James whispered, "you'll be okay, I promise." Angelica bit down on her lip hard, in attempt to hold back her tears. "I'm not going to hurt you." James tried to reassure her. She couldn't hold her tears back anymore, and let them out. Angelica heard movement, and looked up to see James standing beside the bed. "Trust me.." he said softly. He sat beside Angelica on the bed, and wrapped his arms around her gently in a hug. Angelica wrapped her arms around his waist and squeezed tightly, crying into his shirt. James stroked her hair delicately, doing the best he can to attempt to calm Angelica down.