Chapter 1

April 29, 2013 at 3:33 am (Uncategorized)

Hey guys I know it has been forever since I posted. I got a new computer and it took me ffoooooooooorrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr to get everything transferred to my new computer.

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After two weeks of receiving threatening letters, I decided to move my family to a town called Moonlight Falls. I had read about it being a nice quiet town, and it had tons of stories of mythical creatures. But they were just stories, right?

It grew dark, so I tucked my babies in their cribs. I didn’t feel comfortable sleeping in a different room from them just yet, so I sat in the rocking chair and watched them sleep. Before I knew it, dreams caught up to me.

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She had warm velvet smooth skin.
She smelt of strawberries.
Holding her felt right.
Even though I couldn’t see her face, it felt like I knew her.

I was drawn to her, like I was in a trance.
A trance I couldn’t escape.

“I love you.” I said.
What is wrong with me? I thought.

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I’ll Be by Edwin McCain began to play and we started to dance.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiVeK5zGz8)

I couldn’t stop smiling.

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When I seen her face, my heart stopped.

Aileena.

I couldn’t speak.

“Shhhh. Just enjoy the moment.” She said.
I nodded.

I was in disbelief.
She was here with me.
I was holding her again.
I didn’t want this to end.

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I spun her and the moon came out.

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When our hands met again, her skin was no longer warm.
It was ice-cold.

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Her beautiful blue eyes glowed under the moonlight.
They literally glowed.

I was growing scared, but I couldn’t do anything.
I was still in a trance. Like I was under a spell.

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She spun around and leaned against my chest.

“I wish we could stay like this forever.” She said.
“Me, too.” I replied.
Why did I say that? I asked myself.
But it made her smile.

Then she sighed.
“But you’re going to go old on me and then I’ll be all alone. I’m nothing without you.” She said.
“What do you mean? You have always had me, I’m not going anywhere.”
“You’re going to grow old while I stay the same age. You and I aren’t meant to be together, but at the same time we can’t be together.”
“What are you talking about? We can be together.”
“No we can’t.” She said choking back tears.
“Why can’t we?” I asked.
“I’ll hurt you. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I hurt you.” She answered.
“You already hurt me once.”
She turned and faced me.
“How?” She asked.
“When you left.” I answered.
“That’s different.”
“How is that different? You walked out on me and our children. You broke our hearts.” I said getting angry.
“Would you rather have a broken heart or be dead?” She asked coldly.
“I rather be dead than feel that pain again. But I have to go on for the children’s sake.”
She just stared at me.
“I’m sorry.” She finally said.

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She touched my face.
“I love you, Nicky.” She said.
“I love you, too, Ali.” I said.
She smiled and leaned in to kiss me.
She stopped inches from my lips and pulled back, her smile had faded.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“They’re coming.” She whispered.
“Who’s coming? What do they want?”
“The wolves are coming for me.”

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And once again, I watched her run away.
As the wind blew, I heard a faint whisper ‘I love you’.
And then she was gone.
Then I heard a howl in the distance.

I woke up and looked around the nursery.
I got up and walked out to the balcony and looked at the full moon.
I heard a howl in the distance.
I walked back inside and checked on the triplets.
The dream replayed in my head.
Wolves? Why would a bunch of dogs be after her?

Every night for 18 years, I had the same dream.

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1.0 Prologue

November 17, 2012 at 2:59 am (Uncategorized)

It was a warm July night. I was at a club trying drowning all my problems away, like always. My life was crumbling, I had hit rock bottom. My girlfriend left me for another woman, I don’t know how I didn’t see the signs. She took my 6 month old son and wants me to sign over my rights so her girlfriend can adopted him. And since I refused she took me to court and I lost, they say I was unfit to be a parent. So I signed over my rights and watched them take my little boy away. They moved to Paris, taking my son so far away so I’ll never see him again.
I was on my third drink when something caught my eye.

She was the most gorgeous woman I had ever seen. I couldn’t take my eyes off her, it was like she walked out of a dream.

She glided over. My heart raced, I started to sweat, my hands got clammy. She looked up at me and smiled. I turned away and avoided eye contact with her. I have no idea why I was acting this way. I never had trouble talking to women.
We stood there in silence for 30 minutes. I guess the drinking took over because we were talking each others ear off, laughing, and having a good time.
After several hours, it was closing time. Neither one of us wanted the night to end, so I invited her back to my place. When we got there, she kissed me then I blacked out.
I woke up the next day to an empty house. I figured she was a dream, so I brushed it off and went off to work.

Several months passed by, I don’t know what but something was telling me to go to the butterfly garden across town.

I was shocked to find her there taking a stroll. She smiled when she seen me.
“Hello, Nikoli.” She said.
“How do you know my name?” I asked.
“Your name is everywhere.” She said and laughed.
“Oh, right. And your name is?”
“Oh how rude am I, I’m Aileena.”
“Well pleasure to meet you.” I said nervously.
“Pleasure’s all mine. But it’s a good thing I ran into you here.”
“Uh, why’s that?”
“Well the situation is hard to say.” She said looking at the ground.
I don’t know what it was, but I felt as if I needed her like I needed to make her mine. So I took her hand.
“What is it? You can tell me anything.”
It took her a while, but she finally told me.
“I’m pregnant and you’re the father.” She said sadly.
I felt my heart stop.
“I know we barely know each other, but I want to do the right thing. Let’s get married.”
“Are you crazy?”
“About you yeah. They say the spontaneous love works out better.”
It took her a while, but she reluctantly agreed. Neither one of us wanted the town to talk bad about us or our unborn child.
So we got married on the spot.

I felt like the happiest man in the world as I held her close to me. I couldn’t believe I was already in love with her.

Everything was wonderful for the first two months.

I came home from work one night, and found Aileena in labor. I freaked out and rushed her to the hospital.

Aileena was having complications, so they rushed her to surgery. The doctors made me sit out in the waiting room.
I sat in the waiting room alone, scared to death.
The doctor walked out.
“Your wife is fine, she’s on her way to recovery now.” He told me.
“And the baby?” I asked.
“We’re examining them now.”
“Them?” I asked in shock.
“Yes, you are a proud father of triplets.”
I was speechless.
The doctor was paged back into the room and I just stood there in shock.
A nurse walked in and asked if I would like to see my wife. I nodded and she led my down the long hallway. We passed the room where my children were. I stopped and looked in the small window and seen one of my babies with a tube up her nose and the doctor trying to give her oxygen. I panicked and busted through the door.
“What’s wrong with my baby? Get off her.” I yelled.
I was dragged out of the room by two big doctors.
“She’s having trouble breathing on her own.” The first doctor said.
“Where are the other two?” I asked in tears.
“They’re fine, they’re both in the nursery.” The second doctor said.
“Will she be ok?” I asked bawling now.
“Her lungs aren’t fully developed, but we think she’ll pull through. She’s strong just like her mother.” The first doctor said.
The nurse pulled me down the hall to my wife’s room.

I couldn’t even look at her.
“What’s wrong? Where’s our baby?” She asked.
“We had triplets.” I said staring at the ground.
“What?” She asked in shock.
“You never went to a doctor did you?” I asked yelling.
“No. Why should I have?”
“For the sake of our children. One of our children is on a breathing machine.”
“You liar.” She said as her eyes teared up.
“Don’t act like you care now.”
“I do care. They’re my children, too.”
“If you cared you would’ve gone and gotten proper care.”
“Sorry for not wanting to ruin ourn lives be going in UNWED.”
“They wouldn’t have to know if you lied about being married. How do I know these kids are mine? You could be just saying they are mine for the money because I’m rich and famous. how many guys did you sleep with? Who else could their father be?”
“How dare you. There was just you.”
I was about to call her a liar, but the nurse walked in with two tiny babies, one wrapped in a pink blanket, the other in blue.
My heart leaped for joy when I looked at them, both had my red skin color.
I picked them both up and hugged them as I cried.
“They’re perfect.” I said.
I apologized to Aileena as I handed her the babies.
“You’re other daughter is in the NICU if you would like to see her.” The nurse said, then left.
I pushed Aileena and the babies to the NICU to see our other baby.
“So, any names come to mind?” I asked.
“Well I only had Levi Nicholas and Leilani Nicole picked out. I never expected this.” Aileena said.
“Well that can be their names.” I said pointing to the two she was holding.
“What name do you have in mind?” Aileena asked.
I stood there staring at my tiny baby girl.
“Lexi Marie.” I finally said.
“I love it.” Aileena said.

It was finally time to go home. I hated leaving Lexi, but I knew she was in good hands.
Things were different having two babies in the house, but we managed.

A month later, we were able to bring home Lexi. I was so happy with that news, but that made things even crazier. Aileena and I weren’t getting along anymore. We were stressed to the max. We we’re constantly fighting.

I walked outside to get the mail, when I seen a woman standing there.
“May I help you?” I asked.
“Your world is about to be turned upside down.” She said.
“What?”
“You and your children are in danger.”
“Who the hell are you and how dare you say that about my children.”
“I seen it happen. Your wife isn’t who she says she is.”
“You know nothing about us.”
“Aileena isn’t who she says she is. She’s a creature of the night. I seen it with my own eyes. She will kill you and your children if you let her.”
“She is not. Even if she was, she loves me and she couldn’t do that to her children.”
“Aileena has before. You and them children are nothing to her, just food.”
“Get away from my house you crazy woman.” I yelled.
She glared at me and left. I walked back in the gate and seen Aileena standing there motionless.
“You ok honey?” I asked.
She didn’t reply.

A year later, the triplets celebrated their first birthday. It was a rough year, but we survived. But the happy day was shattered.

She started screaming at me for no reason.
“I can’t take it anymore. I’m done. I’m not happy anymore.” Aileena said.
I was completely caught off guard. We seemed so happy, and now she’s telling me she’s not. Everything was perfect.
“I want a divorce.” Aileena said.
I felt my heart shatter as the words left her mouth.
“But Aileena, I love you.”
“”I can’t do this, Nikoli. Cara is right.”
“Who is Cara?”
“You and the children are much safer without me. I’m just a creature of the night.”
“But you’re in the sun.”
“I’m a halfling. My human side allows me to be out in the sun.”
“I don’t get it.”
“My mother got pregnant by a vampire. She had me and my twin sister. She told people a vampire killed my father. But the truth was she was in love with a vampire, but was forced into marriage. The vampire killed her husband and took my mother away. When the town learned of my mothers disappearance and her husband’s death, they went searching for her. My father kept my mother hidden until my sister and I were born. He knew he couldn’t keep us hidden forever, so he brought us here and promised to return, but he never did. We found he was killed, it broke my mother’s heart. My sister and I got the hunger for blood when we turned 18. We couldn’t control ourselves and we killed our mother.”
“How many times have you been married?”
“Four.”
“What happened to them?”
“All dead.”
“By you?” I asked.
“Yes.”Aileena said sadly.
“How many children did you have?”
“I never had any kids, until now. That’s why this has to end, before something bad happens.”
I refused to let her go, but she pushed me out of the way and ran. I chased after her, but she was too fast.

I got to the front yard in time to watch her walk out the gate.

“I’m sorry, but it’s for the best.” She said.

And then she was gone.

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Leilani Nicole (First Born)

Levi Nicolas (Second Born)

Lexi Marie (Third Born)

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