Ooh first poster!
sorry it's a bit
long, I'm rubbish at sticking to limits.
JINX: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Life has never been normal for me,(if you’re a witch too, you’ll know what I’m talking about). I had thought things would calm down after my cousin Tory was sent away. Sometimes, I feel sorry for her but then I remember she was sent away because she was trying to kill me! Okay, she was trying to steal my powers but same thing. Anyway it turns out I was wrong- about things calming down I mean. I have a new problem now, my boyfriend Zack (wow it feels so good to
type that) is acting weird.
The first time I noticed it was when he took me to the cinema to see a new vampire romance. Halfway through the movie Zack said, “I’m going to get some popcorn” which roughly translated meant ‘Do you honestly think I’m going to sit here for another 2 hours watching a 108 year old vampire declare his undying love to an ordinary girl?’ That’s not what made me anxious (unfortunately I have yet to meet the guy who could sit through the whole of ‘Twilight’ without yawning once). It was the fact that when he came back he didn’t even touch the popcorn! And that’s not all! I noticed some other things too, like the way he kept on shifting in his seat as if I was making him uncomfortable and the way his skin looked really pale in the light of the screen, and also when my fingers accidently brushed his, their iciness sent a shiver up my spine. Even then I had told myself not to jump to conclusions.
It was the Friday after when I really began to worry. I was sitting down at the table, eating my cereal just like an ordinary day. Then from the corner of my eye, I glimpsed the large caption on today’s newspaper.3 GIRLS KILLED IN A VOILENT ANIMAL ATTACK
What the article described was clearly not an animal attack. Bite marks, bodies drained of blood, clothes in tatters but their possessions intact. I have read enough vampire novels to recognise a vampire attack when I saw one. I didn’t suspect Zack until I read that the attack had happened outside the arcade, yesterday at 9pm, which was exactly where Zack had been at that time. Just as I was thinking that my phone vibrated in my pocket. I pulled it out absently.
Uh oh, what now? I couldn’t ignore him. If I did, he would know that I knew and then he would come after me! Gulping inwardly, I flipped open my phone and held it up to my ear.
“Hello” I squeaked
“Hey Jean, I was just thinking about you.”
Ooh! Is it okay for a vampire to be thinking about you? I mean he didn’t really say ‘I was just thinking about how much I want to drink your blood’. Eeek.
“Uh, Jean? Are you still there?”
“Yeah I’m still here.”
“Oh good well do you want to come then?”
Come where? What had he said?
“I’m sorry where did you want to go again?” I asked real subtle... Not.
“Mastrianis, you know that new restaurant. We’re all going to check it out tomorrow and I asked if you wanted to come”
Who was ‘we’? What if they were all vampires?! I had better go just to keep an eye on them and make sure they didn’t attack anybody. Anyway, if things got out of hand I could somehow use my powers couldn’t I?
“Urm, yeah sure. That would be nice. And we can get something nice to eat and drink, I mean not drink because-”
“Great, see you tomorrow”
Oh no, this is not happening! It’s not true. It can’t be. Zack didn’t turn up. The others did, but that’s not why I’m worried. I’m worried because it’s sunny. It’s sunny and Zack’s not here. He was never planning on coming at all! Because if he had, someone would have definitely noticed that he wasn’t eating. I’ve just asked Robert where Zack is and he said 'Zack's ill so he stayed at home.' Yeah right!
I’ve figured it out! Sometime after the whole Tory ordeal, Zack was bitten by and changed into a vampire. It’s impossible yet it’s beginning to make sense. I recently found out witches are true so what's to say vampires aren't too! That’s why Zack keeps trying to convince me that magic doesn’t exist, because he’s trying to conceal a secret about his own identity! How could I have missed it?
“I’m sorry, I have to be somewhere” I excuse myself. I jog straight to Zack’s house, not pausing until I reach it. Then I press and hold the doorbell impatiently. Once. No answer. Twice. Still No answer. Three times.
“He’s not in” I turn around. Petra’s standing in our driveway and as I meet her gaze quizzically she elaborates, “Zack’s gone out”
“Where?” I ask deadpan.
“He’s at the theatre” That liar!
“Thanks” I say quickly already racing out of the driveway and up the road towards the theatre a few blocks away. I run as fast as I can. Faster than lightening... almost anyway. But when I barge through the door of the room Zack’s in I realise I am too late. I also realise my theory is correct. Zack is standing over a blood stained body resting on a couch. The door behind me slams shut and Zack’s gaze flashes up to mine. His eyes are instantly filled with something close to fear. I stare wide eyed at his form unable to turn away. He’s wearing a midnight black cloak with an upturned collar, there is dark red blood streaming down from his purple lips which cannot conceal his pure white fangs, his eyes are bloodshot, his clothes torn from a recent fight and his hair is dishevelled. For a second I can’t move.
“Jean” Zack says moving away from his victim and towards me. Then my instincts kick in and I turn and bolt out of the doors. oh my god my boyfriend is a vampire! What am I going to do? Being Jinx, I do the most stupid thing you can do when you’re being chased by a hungry vampire. I run straight into the woods behind the theatre. Look, I didn’t meant to, okay? I should have run out the opposite way to a public area and yelled ‘Help! Vampire!’- Not that anyone would have believed me. Right now, I can hear Zack’s footsteps crunching through the crisp autumn leaves behind me. He’s a lot faster than I am –I’ve just realised he’s inhumanely fast, another sign!– so I know it only a matter of seconds before he catches me. To buy myself time, I slip behind the nearest tree and pause to capture my breath.
“Jean” His voice echoes in the hollow opening “Jean, where are you?”
“Like I’m going to tell you!” I shout then clamp my hand over my mouth. Shoot, I just did!
I hear hurried footsteps and then Zack’s figure looms into view. I back away putting as much distance between us as possible.
“What’s going on Jean?” Zack asks frowning. I take a deep breath in and close my eyes fleetingly. It’s now or never. I have to get this over with. I have to confront him.
“I know what you are” I whisper trembling. For an instance Zack looks surprised but then it’s gone.
“What do you mean?”
I take another deep breath then count of the facts on my fingers,
“You’re impossibly fast and strong. You’re skin is pale white and ice cold. You never eat or drink anything, you never go out in the-
“Wait, I’m having Déjà Vu.” Zach interrupts frowning as he tries to work something out. Then his head snaps up and his eyes are wider than mine were when I caught him red-handed. “I’m not a vampire, Jinx! And by the way summit entertainment has copyright on their scripts”
I ignore that.
“You have blood on your face and I just caught you biting that lady”
“She’s an actor jinx, and as of these past couple of weeks so am I. I was putting together a vampire play for you and you just caught us rehearsing”
“What about all the other stuff?”
“What other stuff?”
“How are you so fast?”
“I don’t know! I guess it’s in my genes”
“And why is your skin so pale and cold”
“That happens to normal humans on cold days”
“You never go out in the sunlight”
“I’m out right now, aren’t I?”
Good point. Let’s forget that one.
“You never eat or drink”
“Yes I do!”
“You never ate at the cinemas and you skipped Mastriani’s”
“I skipped Mastrianis because I had to rehearse and this was the only free time the other actors had this week, and at the cinemas I didn’t eat because I wasn’t hungry.”
“Then why did you go to get popcorn?”
Zack shifted uncomfortably. Aha I had finally caught him out.
“The film was... well it was... kind of boring” Zack shoots me an apologetic grin. Boring?!
“Fine, Fine, Fine!” I admit reluctantly, then I remember something else, “That doesn’t explain all those animal attacks”
“What animal attacks?” Zack asks genuinely curious.
“The attacks on the girls right outside the arcade when you were there”
“That would be my work” drawled a sinisterly familiar voice from behind us. As if in slow motion,both me and Zack turn around and take in the newcomer.
“T-Tory?” I stutter.
“Torrance” Tory corrects habitually.
“What are you doing here?”
“I had an epiphany so I ran away.” She answers nonchalantly.
“What was your epiphany?” I ask but I have a horrid feeling that I already know. She’s dressed identical to Zack, except the blood trickling down her chin is somewhat darker- more realistic.
“I’m not a witch." She begins solemnly , then her expression changes into a gigantic complacent smirk "I’m a vampire. And I’m back to ruin your life.”
Then she swishes her long cloak around her body and vanishes into thin air...
Edited by rockgal, 21 May 2010 - 07:22 AM.