Friday, August 30, 2013

Chapter Twenty-Four

I stared into the mirror. I can't believe I let Kaya talk me into this. It was Saturday evening, the day of Axel's party. I had said I'd come but now I couldn't keep my mind on it. I kept thinking of when Maria appeared. And the burn from my necklace. I sighed and stepped out of the bathroom.
"Hey Vinnie." I stopped at Lauri's voice. "Remember that thing called school?"
"Yes." I mumbled, turning to face my aunt.
"I know you were injured but I can't let you off the hook for much longer."
"I-I know." I couldn't tell her the truth. I was utterly terrified to return to school. Koran or Maria could be around any corner. 
"Can we just talk about this later?" I groaned. Lauri nodded and I left the house.


Axel's house was certainly impressive. It sat on the top of a hill, lakes and waterfalls behind it. The majestic house overlooked all of Bridgeport. 
The heel's of my boots clicked on the smooth pavement as I headed towards the front door.
Reece was leaning against a pillar. The grin dropped off his face when he saw me.
"Reece? What's wrong?" I asked.
"Nothing, nothing." He said shaking his head. I stepped closer.
Reece took my hand.
"Come on, let's go enjoy the party." He smiled and led me inside.
The moment we walked in I could tell his parents weren't home. A pair of drunk girls sat laughing and crying on a bench in the foyer. Reece snorted and moved towards the living room.
"We should say 'hi' to Kaya and Axel." He said, poking his head through the doorway.
"They might be a bit busy." I said, pointing to a couple in the back of the crowd.
"Why don't we go somewhere else." Reece suggested quietly. I smiled and let him lead me to an abandoned study.
"I feel like such a rebel." I joked as he pulled my mouth to his. He ran his hand over my back and hips. What had been bothering him earlier was obviously in the back of his mind by now. I tightened my grip on his neck, he slipped his hands onto my thighs and hoisted me up higher.
I closed my eyes, letting his kisses fill my head and send tingles down to my fingertips. A loud knock on the door startled us apart, I slid back to the ground.
"Occupied!" I yelled, moving to kiss him again before a second knock sounded.
"It's Blu." Reece whispered under his breath before darting behind the wall. The door opened and a befuddled looking Blu stepped in.
"What happened to your hair?" I asked suddenly, noticing the stark white tips.
" dye gone wrong." He muttered. Blu moved closer.
"What are you even doing here?"
"A few days ago I picked up an odd thing." He said with narrowed eyes. "It was a time-trail. Only a few seconds long but it was there."
"I don't.." I was confused. What is he talking about?
"Do you know where it came from?" He growled accusingly. "That." He pointed to the necklace.
"I don't understand. What are you talking about?" I said, glancing down at my necklace and back to him.
"I wanna know, why didn't you tell me?" 
"Tell you what?!" I cried, frustration taking over.
"That you're a time-jumper."


"A...what?!" I stared at him. "I'm not..."
"There's no other way it could have happened. I know the necklace burned you, don't lie. I went back and made sure." He said, crossing his arms. My hand flew to my necklace, the burn mark hidden beneath my dress.
"Look I have to go. But you should've told me." And with that he left the room.
I stood still and silently for a few moments. A..time-jumper? ME? Reece slipped out of his hiding place and over to me.
"What the hell was that about?"
"I don't know." I mumbled, Blu's words bouncing around in my head.
"Come on, let's go get some drinks." Reece said.


A few hours and a few drinks later, we staggered out of Axel's house, laughing our asses off. Both of us were teetering on the edge of drunk. We decided to head over to Reece's house.
He ended up carrying me into the appartment, and into his room.
"Have fun tonight?" He asked, sitting down on his bed.
"Mhm." I said, staring into his golden eyes. He placed his hand under my thigh and pulled me closer.
Gently laying me down on the bed he asked,
"So what was Blu on about?" I shook my head, not wanting to talk about it. We both dropped back onto the bed, kissing heavily.
 Reece hovered over me, his hand holding me up to him while we kissed. I don't know if it was the alcohol or just our own need for each other that caused us to press even closer, kissing harder.
 I kept my arms tight around his neck, his arms around my waist. And one thing led to another. 
That 'another' ended in both of us falling asleep against each other in nothing but our underwear.


  1. Wow. I didn't expect to find out that she was a time jumper. Awesome. Great twist! :)