I felt my head bob as I had nodded off. Dammit, Maggie, wake up. I didn't want to be asleep when LaKeisha woke up. The doctor said it would be anytime now. She scared the shit out of me, and I didn't know what to do.
I tried to keep everything on the down low. I didn't want everyone knowing what happened because even I didn't know the explanation. I was so confused!
One minute we were having a great time, and the next minute LaKeisha was on the floor, totally out of it. Her skin had paled and there were teeny, tiny rash-like pinholes on her neck and wrists. There was no way of knowing what it happened. The doctors questioned me for much of the night, but in the end they had found that she had some severe anemia. That didn't explain the rash, but some fluids and a pint of blood apparently seem to help. I was still not convinced LaKeisha was ok, and since she was my only family, I was shaken by the whole thing.
There was a knock on the door,and Roman Reigns came in. I tried to straighten up, but the chair had made my shoulder stiff.
"Hey Maggie." Roman said, as he came in.
"Hi Roman." I said, as he sat down next to me.
"How she doing?" He asked.
"She should wake up anytime now, but they don't know why she's asleep like this. It's almost like a coma, but she dreams, and I hear her talking. Maybe her body went to shock or something. I don't know. I'm so tired and I'm so confused. I'm a little scared." I said
"I know you to care a lot about each other." He said.
"She's my best friend. She's like my sister. If anything ever happened to her, I would lose it." I said, tearfully.
"I don't have a lot of time, but I think I can help to bring LaKeisha around." He said flatly.
I stared at him puzzled, "What are you talking about?"
"It's a long story, but she should probably know about it too." Roman said, as he got up.
I watched as he went over to her and touched her hand. Kneeling down, he almost seemed to be whispering something, but I also heard a deep, guttural growl. I saw LaKeisha come to. It was almost like he had breathed life into her. I felt my mouth fall open.
"Where am I?" LaKeisha asked. I moved quickly to her side.
"You're in the hospital." I told her as I gave Roman an angry look. She tried to sit up.
"Why do I feel like I got hit by a Mack truck?" She asked.
"It's the after effects of what he did to you." Roman said.
I came around the bed to stand in front of him. He was taller and definitely stronger than me, but I didn't care and I wasn't afraid.
"What the hell is going on?" I snapped at him. LaKeisha was looking at us wide eyed.
"You better back up, Mag. There is a lot of restraint in me right now, but not enough to keep me tearing into you." I saw a flash of teeth as his eyes met mine.
I felt pulled suddenly, almost falling into his opalescent blue eyes. It was like feeling drunk and heady. I was feeling heat as well, but I was pulled back when I felt LaKeisha's hand on my arm.
"Maggie." She said softly, and I looked at her as if I just walked out of a fog. Roman turned to her.
"Dean was right. There is a tremendous power in you." He said.
"Am I still dreaming?" LaKeisha said.
"What just happened?" I asked. I sat down in a chair and looked at Roman. The man looked strangely different now.
"LaKeisha, you know what I am?" He asked.
"Vampire. I don't know how I know, but I know that's what you are." She said.
"What the fuck? Vampires? This is bull shit." I said full of denial. I turned to LaKeisha and then Roman, but I had felt something unexplainable.
"Yes, LaKeisha." Roman said like I didn't exist.
"Dean." She seemed to tremble.
"He is the master of the city here in Vegas." Roman told her matter-of-factly. LaKeisha took my hand and squeezed it. The fear evident in her brown eyes.
"My dreams, they are real." She said to me. I put my arm around her.
"What is happening?" I looked to Roman for answers.
"LaKeisha is the decendent of Melanie Delacroix. She is half human, and full of untapped power. Dean knows this, and he wants her, body and soul." Roman said.
"I don't believe it." LaKeisha said.
"Believe what you want. The truth is the truth. I am merely a messenger for you." Said Roman.
"Well, take a message back then," I said.
"Be careful, Maggie." Roman warned.
"Fuck you, Roman," I was furious."You, Dean, and Seth stay away from us. I am not afraid if you. I don't give a damn what you are." I said, angrily.
"You don't know what you are saying." He said.
"Yeah, I do. I'm saying that if you are Vamps, you best hope I don't find where you sleep." I said.
He hissed at me and then spun around so fast, in a blink, he was gone.
"LaKeisha, we got to get out of here." I said.
"Yeah, and I have questions. I need to see my mother." She said.
"You don't believe all this do you?" I asked.
"How can we not believe it? Look at what just happened. And my dreams..." Her voice trailed off.
"Fine. You get dressed. I'll get us plane tickets." I grabbed my smartphone.
"You don't have to go with me." LaKeisha said.
"No, but I am not sitting around waiting to see you get all caught up in some psyco crazy vampire bullshit either. Would you stay behind?" I asked.
"You really are my sister." LaKeisha said.
"From a different Mister." I winked as I started looking for flights to New Orleans.