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Hyde (The Devil's Roses #3)(16)
Author: Tara Brown

Her hands shook trying to push his bleeding wrist away from her face.

"Hanna drink or you will die."

"Its for the best. They will kill me anyway."

He growled, "Not if I can save you." He forced his wrist into her mouth pushing his warm, sweet blood into her lips. He squeezed his arm as, if pumping the blood into her. She tried to fight him but it was no use. The blood flooded her mouth. Her only choice was to swallow before she drowned in it.

She gagged as the hot liquid filled her mouth and slid down her throat.

Suddenly a ripping pain filled her. The blood still pumped into her mouth making it impossible to scream. She pushed his arm away letting the scream fill her throat.

She looked down at Marcus licking the blood from her stomach.

"You taste much better than the deer."

She cringed, "What are you doing?"

He looked up at her, frightening her with his black eyes, "Saving your life."

Her hands shook, her body trembled as if going into shock. He picked her up and carried her through the woods.

She snuggled into him for warmth, "You're a vampire?"

He laughed, "I'm thee vampire."

"The only one in the world?"

He laughed, "No silly, the first one in the world."

She shuddered, "You're Dracula?"

He nodded, "The very one."

"But you said you were Nephilim?"

"I am."

"You're both?"

He nodded, "My father was an angel and my mother was a human. My mother died and my father left. My grandparents who were completely unaware of my abilities raised me. I got into trouble because of them and was cursed."

"Cursed?"

He nodded, "My heart was taken so I would never find love."

"Can you love?"

He laughed, "Of course I can. It was figurative. It's harder for me to feel things though."

"Are you going to kill me? Drink my blood and make me your blood slave?"

He laughed, "What? You would make a terrifying blood slave. I would bite you and you would change and snap me in half." He chuckled and shook his head, "I don’t take blood slaves. I don’t need to eat very often, one would get bored feeding me."

"How are you out in the sun?"

"I'm the only one like me."

"There are no others?"

"Of course there are. I made some of them and they in turn made others." His jaw clenched.

"Is that why Lydia hates you?"

He nodded, "Yup. I broke the law." His black eyes looked frightening against his beautiful face. The color of them slowly turned from black to dark blue.

"What law?"

He laughed again, "All of them."

She felt off, as if something happened inside of her. Her body began to heat up. She felt strong instantly as her heart rate quickened.

He smiled, "There. You're all better."

"What?"

He nodded toward her stomach, "You're healed."

She looked down at her stomach, it was smooth as it had been before. No rips. Blood stains still covered her but her wounds were gone.

She struggled, "I can walk then."

He shook his head, "No you have no shoes and I'm in a bit of a hurry Hanna. Your change shouldn’t have occurred this quickly. The elixir should have held it at bay for at least a month. Something is different this time. I need to run tests." He squeezed her tighter to him, "I'm not letting you out of my sight until I have this fixed."

She wanted to fight him on it but she knew it was pointless.

"Have you ever used your vampire abilities on me?"

He smiled.

She frowned, "What?"

"Well once when you were about seven you came upon me doing something not very good, with a woman in your fathers study. I ensured you grew up without that horrid memory to haunt your dreams."

"Oh my god that’s disgusting. That’s how I knew your face."

He looked startled, "You remember?"

She shook her head, "No but when I read the journal I knew what you would look like."

He looked puzzled, "That’s not a good sign."

She frowned, "Do you think my father being an immortal is what's making me different."

He nodded, "Yes I do."

"I'm scared."

He nodded again, "Me too."

That didn’t make her feel better.

Chapter Thirteen: ADHD and Ecstasy don’t mix

Aleksander

She tried to pull her arm out of his grasp, "Please don’t hurt me. I'll just let you do it."

He sighed pulling her into the bathroom and shaking his head. Suddenly they were standing on the beach. It was the safest place he could think of.

She bent over and threw up all over the rocks and sand.

"Like what the f**k are you?" She retched again.

He felt disgusted watching her. She was so beautiful, probably the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen.

She stood up wiping her mouth off, "What? What do you want? You think you can kill me? Go ahead. I've lived through everything else."

He put a hand to his face, "Giselle you know who I am. Think about it. Aimee told you about me. The guy you thought was the killer and the guy who drugged you. I saved Aimee at the party when she was choking."

Her face lit up, "Aleks. You're the Aleksander guy. Aimee's Aleks." She started to cry, "Where is she? Is she okay? I miss her so much. I don’t have any friends left."

He shook his head, "She's fine. She's the reason I'm saving you right now."

She looked confused, "What? Are we in Port Mac? This looks just like a beach we had back home. Is this home?"

He nodded, her brain was exhausting.

"So is Aimee like, here?" She asked sniffling again.

He shook his head, "Aimee is at home, in the city."

"Seattle? That bitch lives in Seattle and has never called me. Are you kidding me? Oh my god that’s so not, like cool."

He put a hand up trying to stop her, "No, no she's in Portland."

She crossed her thin arms, "Well whatevs that’s the same shit. I can't believe that girl. She's as bad as her sister."

"I need to know what you're on?"

She clenched her jaw, "Huh, oh uh uh."

"What?"

"No."

He looked her deeply in the eyes and smiled softly, "Giselle I need to know what you're on."

She batted her eyes lashes at him and frowned, "Dude what are you doing? Are you kidding me right now? Have you never heard of Ho's before Bro's? You're Aimee's boyfriend and you're coming onto me." She raised a finger to him, "Don’t think I'm keeping this shit secret. I'm telling her like everything homie."

He sighed, "She's dating Shane again."

"What, no way. Oh my god that's so awesome." She started to cry again, "I can't believe she never calls me. I can't believe how much we've grown apart. I thought she was my bff."

He wanted to grab her by her thin little arms and shake her, till answers started to pour out of her."

"Giselle I will take you to see Aimee as soon as you answer some questions for me."

She nodded, "Okay. But I don’t want to see her if she doesn’t want to like see me."

He looked at her doubtfully.

She conceded, "Okay I do but I'm not happy about all this shit. Last time I talked to her dad she was still in the center. Alise and Blake told me that she wasn’t really there and she was really a zombie but obviously that’s not true. Alise told me everyone thought she was dead."

He put a hand up again raising his voice, "Please stop talking. Please. Just answer the questions, short answers."

She jumped at him shouting at her. She looked like she would cry again.

He ran a hand through his hair. He wondered how she was able to resist his charms? It would be easier if she wasn’t immune to him.

"Who has been feeding off of you?"

She bit her lip and looked down at the ground ashamed, "A guy named Tony."

"Is he the only one you’ve fed?"

She shook her head.

"Who else?"

"Well like there was a bartender about a month ago at some club downtown. He and I like did it once. He was my first but then he told me to stay away. Then Tony saw me standing outside Master Mike's and he asked if I wanted to come in with him. I wanted him to bite me so like I said yes."

He felt disgust seeing how thin she'd gotten, "How long has this been going on?"

"Uhhhh like a few weeks, he made me come back every night. He's been feeding me his blood to make me like heal faster but I just keep getting more tired. The bartender at Master Mikes tried to help me last week. He told me to leave but then a group of them told him that I was like their blood bag." She sniffed again.

"Is it only Tony feeding off of you?"

She shrugged, "I don’t know. Me and Tony, we like did it while he bites me."

"You did it right in the club?" He felt his blood pressure shooting up. He wanted to rip Tony open.

She nodded. The ashamed look on her face was killing him. He took a step toward her and put a hand on hers. Her skin was damp and cold. He looked at her eyes seeing the dilated pupils.

"When he feeds you his blood how do you feel?"

She shook her head, "Good, like I don’t know. It feels like I'm superwoman. Like doing ecstasy."

He closed his eyes. He had heard that some vampires liked to take intense amount of drugs. They would then feed their blood to humans. Most humans would be fine but Giselle wasn’t most humans. She was never going to be as strong as a regular human would be. Her liver transplant had been a success but she would always be weaker. He knew that meant she would always have to be extra cautious.

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