The Last Embrace

Chapter 6

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After dinner, Jess retreated into her room. The night still young. She’s feeling bored, she already got tired watching YouTube and exploring the web on her laptop over and over again, she’s been doing that almost every night.

She left her room and was heading towards Adam’s room.

She knocked on the door. “Adam…it’s me.”

“Come in Jess,” he replied from the inside.

She found him playing video games on his laptop.

He paused the video game he was playing and turned around to look at her with an inquiring glance. “Do you want something, Jess?”

She sat on his bed. “I’m here to ask you something…”

“What is it this time?” he raised an eyebrow, feeling a little bit suspicious.

“I’ve discovered your blood bank in the kitchen,” she casually said, her eyes boring into his.

Adam shifted from his chair, he folded his arms. “So-?”

“H-how does human blood taste like-?” she asked innocently.

Adam stared at her, his eyes gleaming of amus.e.m.e.nt. “Why- you suddenly ask me about this? Do you want to try? I can bite your arms right now and we will make it bleed a little so that you can taste your own blood. Or… if you don’t want to hurt yourself, we can take one of those red little bags downstairs and we shall have a bloody mary toast here in my room. What do you think-?” He said with mockery coated voice, grinning.

“Nah, I will skip both!” she replied quickly. “Have you killed a human being before?” she asked.

“No, not yet. As far as I can remember…I have not killed anyone yet. I don’t want to kill. I simply consider killing not fun to do. As long I have a steady supply of human blood at my disposal, then I’m contented with that. No need to hunt and kill…”

“Cool! You’re a good vampire Adam!” she praised him with a hand salute. She was starting to develop a deep respect for him. If only, all vampires shared the same principle as him then things might have been a different outcome today, human beings and vampires can co-exist on earth without harming each other. But she knows better, it’s just wishful thinking on her part.

Adam continues to look at her with a sparkle of amus.e.m.e.nt in his eyes.

“What else you need to ask-?” he asked too sweetly.

She looked into his eyes, unwavering. “I want you to teach me about vampire skills and everything you know about vampires’ power. I want to move fast just like you, levitate on the air and do some powerful stuff…”

Adam’s eyes widened in a total surprise. “Huh? Seriously-?

“Yeah, am serious!” she declared.

He eyed her countenance wearily. Trying to digest what he just heard from her. “Why are you asking me a lot of questions lately, Jess? Why are you interested in all this stuff? What you’re up to-?” he stepped forward and sat beside her on the bed.

She shrugged her shoulders, then she starts talking again. “I don’t wanna be weak and naive when I turn twenty years old. How am I going to protect myself when that time comes? Although I want to help save your clan, I want to help them in my own terms. I must control my own destiny and not be controlled by others. I don’t want anything bad happening to me when I turn twenty years old. I must live longer to find my father and mother, dead or alive,” she said with deep sadness and longing in her eyes.

Adam was silent. Somehow, he felt proud of her that she’s strong and brave enough to wish for her own freedom. Unlike him, he had no choice. He was destined to eternal doom, alone and ugly with the remaining years of his life, he felt pathetic.

Jessy has been waiting for him to react, but he seemed to be zooming out again, lost in his own world.

“Hey, what are you thinking?” she asked him, poking at his arm.

Her touch awakened him from his reverie. He scratched his head. “Hmm… to be honest…It’s hard to teach you right now, Jess. Your vampire essence is still none existent. You’re still a human being and a weak one. I still can’t smell the vampire essence in your body,” he pretended to sniff at her body, his nose lingers much longer on her face, his lips were now hovering in front of her red inviting lips. He must be thinking of something…and that something must not be the appropriate thing to do at this moment. He was so close to kissing her on the lips…then he kicked himself hard mentally just in time before he loses control with his senses.

Jessy squirmed under his intense gazed. “W-what are you doing?”

Damn! That question brought Adam back to his senses. “C-can’t you see what am doing? I’m trying to smell your vampire essence, unfortunately, I can’t smell it yet. I highly doubt if you’re up for anything,” he said in a relaxed and calmed manner, while the smirk on his lips remained plastered on his lips. He stood up and created a distance between them. Crap that was so close! he told himself.

“I understand,” she muttered in a disappointed voice. Then she sunk her body into his soft and comforting bed, she’s a little bit disheartened…

Adam felt surprised that she accepted his reason without any further argument. He folded his arms and continue staring at her lovely form lying on his bed. She’s on his bed! His little goddess was lying on his bed! Crap! His mind screamed again, alerting him of the beautiful sight in front of him. He’s salivating. The sight of her like that…sends his nerves and emotion into overdrive again. He felt like all the circuit of his body was trying to explode! He got circuit overload! Damn! Damn! Damn!

Before he knows it, with the speed of light he was already in front of Jessy’s lying form…admiring her innocent beauty.

“Jessy, wake up! Please don’t sleep on my bed, it’s dirty and I haven’t changed my bed sheet yet for the last three years,” he joked.

“Ewww,” she exclaimed and opened her eyes right away.

She bolted upright, colliding into his hard body. He has to grip her waist so that they won’t fall together. He groaned with the sudden contact of her body to his own, pressing their body parts in all the right places. Damn! Damn! He cursed himself. So much for trying…then he can’t bear any more. He embraced her tightly, giving in to his body’s demands. It was a sweet released. It feels so gooood! He wants to freeze time and just be with the company of this girl for eternity. That’s how powerful his feelings were for her. Then he kissed her forehead gently. All the pent-up emotion that was creating havoc in his body right now, he channeled it all on that ‘one kiss.’

“A-are you okay?” she asked worriedly, peering at his face. She’s trying to understand what just happened between them a while ago. His eyes were unreadable.


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