Aeternum Chapter 10Tiny pearl droplets of frost clung to the trees of the dense forest. Their bare, brittle branches groaning in the harsh wind. The sun wasn't visible through the thick tangible fog that hung in the air, only darkness. Our small group of outcasts were huddled up on the bitter frozen ground, chattering teeth echoing in our isolation."H-how long has it been?" Megan stammered."Six days." Replied Nathan, his voice hoarse.Six days since we'd been declared outcasts from our world, since we'd been on the run from Nikita's vindictive wrath."I still think you guys should leave me behind." Brutus sighed, leaning his tired body on one of the chilled trees."Brutus, no. We're not leaving you behind." I snapped.Brutus opened his mouth to argue when Nathan cut him off,"She's right bro, you're too weak to defend yourself. You can't even turn into your wolf form.""Then what are we supposed to do? Just wait until we freeze to death, or starve." Brutus growled.I rubbed my temples in some hop
Aeternum Chapter 9"This Is it." Megan whispered nervously, handing us the disguise potion. We'd been hiding out in the dense forest for weeks, waiting until the day of Brutus' execution. The tall prison loomed over us, the shrieks and cries still pierced my heart even though they'd been like background noise these last few weeks. I hastily swallowed the potion and squirmed as an unfamiliar tingling ran up my body. I yelped as I felt my muscles pulling and bones creaking, then finally it went away."Jesus Megan, you didn't mention it was going to hurt." Nathan muttered as he wiped the sweat away from his forehead.At least I think it was Nathan, he had transformed into a bulky Defender. Even his voice was gruff and deep, the only way I knew it was him was his clothes."Don't worry, I stole some prison uniforms." A huge woman said noticing me eyeing Nathans scruffy jeans."Oh my god, Ellie is that you?" I giggled. The once slender and light vampire was now easily 6 foot with a strong jaw and huge muscles.
Aeternum Chapter 8I watched in awe as the candle I held in my palm sparked to life. The elegant flame began to swirl like a mesmerizing, beautiful dancing woman. Burning away into the night, signifying passion and bravery. Like Brutus. And yet engulfed in its trance, I tried to caress it and it lashed out and prickled my finger. Reminding me that as hypnotic and graceful fire is, it can also destroy anything in its path and scorch and sear a man's flesh and bone. Like Brutus. Flash backs of brutal jaws snapping around a neck and an eerily snapping noise fill my mind. I placed the small flame in front of me and look up at the circle as the others place their lit candles in front of them. We were all praying and (Megan especially) trying to send some courage to Brutus. Nathan stared lifelessly and his flickering flame, his face set into stone. I think I'd only heard him murmur one or two words after the night Brutus was arrested. That was days ago now. Megan was sniffling away tears as she held her hands
Aeternum Chapter 7"We shouldn't be doing this, if we get caught..." Emma trailed off, giggling.I rolled my eyes and laughed "So what? It's worth it."Me and Emma had snuck out of the line queuing up for assembly, I doubt anyone would notice but if the Defenders found out we'd ditched- we'd be in serious trouble. But in all honesty I didn't care, ever since the shit hit the fan a week ago I'd been breaking the rules especially when it came to disrespecting the Defenders. I knew that Mr. Draco had made some deal with the Ghouls that I was going through a 'hard time' and that I just needed some time. None of the kids at school knew I was the daughter to Queen of the Vampires- Victoria. Only Ellie knew, I wanted to tell Emma but we'd only been going out a few weeks and I didn't want to scare her off."Kate..." Emma said as she broke away from kissing me. "I know we've only been dating for a few weeks, but there's something I want to say to you. Only I'm worried it'll scare you off. But it's important
Aeternum Chapter 6"Remember. When you meet her Majesty you are to either call her as such or 'ma'am' sounds like jam. And curtsey, it's of the most impor-""Reginald." I cut him off sighing. " We've been through this a hundred times, anyway I know what to do. My parents taught me how to behave in front of her in case I ever had to meet her."He just tutted about youth these days and trotted back to the other servants rushing to and fro around the Palace. After a lengthy argument with Mr. Draco he finally convinced me that one the letter was genuine and two, I'd actually go. We decided to keep it a secret from the rest of the school. Normally I'd confined in Ellie, but there had been this frosty atmosphere between us since the morning after the dance. So I told Emma instead, and she took it well."Everyone knows you're related to her, it's not like some massive shock that she wants to meet some of her distant relatives." I remember her saying.We'd gotten a lot closer over the last couple of
Aeternum Chapter 5It was the morning after the dance. My head was pounding, like someone hammering into my skull. My mouth was the Sahara desert, and as I sat up the room spun slightly. I knew I was hung over after getting blood drunk last night but it was nothing to worry about. Because of my super enhanced vamp system, by the time I'd blinked the sleep out of my eyes the hammering headache had dulled to a light thump."Morning sleepy head!" Ellie chirped at the foot of my bed. I just stared at her and raised a questioning eyebrow.She rolled her eyes and sighed, "It's midday you've been asleep for hours.""What! How the hell is it midday, I never over sleep." I glanced at the clock on my bedside table and sure enough she was right."Oh don't worry, you aren't the only one" She laughed.I burst out laughing at the sight of Brutus and Nathan. They were both sound asleep on the tattered sofa we have in the corner of the dorm. Brutus had his tie tied around his head and a string of drool hanging from his