Immortal prophecy, p.22
Immortal Prophecy, page 22
Ally continued to bait Natalia. “So, are you going to keep talking or are you going to come and get me?”
She looked down at her quarry and seemed to weigh up her options.
Ally spotted James come up behind the vampire holding Kat. It was now or never. She flicked a glance to Chase, and he winked at her. Here it was, her chance to throw Natalia off. Chase knew what she was doing, and he would help her, she hoped.
Ally walked within reaching distance, taunting Natalia as much as possible. She leaned her head to one side revealing her neck to the evil creature before her. “Come and get me,” she said looking straight into her eyes.
Natalia snapped and threw Chase to the side and grabbed Ally in a death grip, her incisors lengthened, and she stared into Ally’s eyes with victory.
“Not so confident now are you, stupid girl,” she said viciously.
“I’m not the stupid one, Natalia,” she said as Natalia’s eyes widened. “You underestimated your enemy.”
Natalia narrowed her eyes, the doubt showed in them.
“You see,” Ally continued, openly smirking, “You seemed to forget that I’m not just a pitiful human. I am half immortal.”
With those final words Ally shoved at Natalia, and she fell backwards from the shock of Ally catching her off guard. She hadn’t expected it. Natalia assumed Ally would roll over and die. That she’d sacrifice her life for the ones she loved and until five minutes ago she might’ve been right, but something had snapped in Ally, and she refused to give in no matter what.
She watched James out of the corner of her eye. He jumped the vampire from behind and beheaded him with little effort. Kat dropped to the ground but still hadn’t moved. James looked to Ally, and they held the eye contact for a moment. It was a mistake that Natalia saw and in a split second, she was on her feet and running for Ally. James watched in horror and yelled out, “Ally!”
She turned back and saw the psychotic vampire running towards her at full speed.
James bellowed in her mind, “Deflect!”
She took a second to understand what he meant, everything moved in slow motion, and she realised he’d thrown a fireball directly at her. She stepped back and held her hand up to deflect the fireball straight into Natalia’s heart. The look of shock on the vampire’s face as she realised what had just happened was something that Ally would never forget. The fireball slammed into her chest, and she fell to the ground screaming and rolling, trying to put the fire out.
Chase stalked towards his half-sister. Natalia’s fate lay in his hands. Running to James, who was crouched over Kat’s body, Ally felt the defeat flowing out of him. She looked into his eyes and was slammed with the knowledge that lay within them.
The air rushed from her lungs, but she pushed herself further, to her friend’s side.
Ally dropped to her knees and laid a hand on her friend.
James raised his eyes to hers. “I’m so sorry, Ally.”
Tears ran down her face as she sobbed. “There has to be something we can do.”
“I wish there was, but she’s been bitten and depending on what they did, she is either dead or will become a vampire,” he said solemnly.
“How do we tell?” she asked her heart breaking.
“We don’t,” he said as he shrugged his shoulders. “Only time will tell and if she is a vampire, we don’t want her anywhere near you. She won’t be Kat anymore. You have to recognise that.”
Ally dropped her head. “I’m so sorry, Kat,” she whispered to the girl who’d been her best friend.
Chase stood over Natalia ready to deal the final blow, but he couldn’t do it. No matter what she’d done, she was still his half-sister. “Get out of my sight, you disgust me.”
Natalia hissed and ran into the forest as fast as she could. She had been defeated this time.
“I won’t lose next time, brother!” Natalia screamed as she was running.
Chase looked to find Ally and James kneeling by Kat. “Oh no,” he whispered and was beside them in an instant. He fell to his knees beside Ally.
“I’m sorry, Chase.”
James and Ally moved back to give him a moment. He put his arm around her, and she leaned into him. “Will he survive this?” Ally asked.
“Something wasn’t right between them, Ally.”
She looked up at him and remembered the gaze Mackenzie and Chase had shared. “Mackenzie,” she whispered.
He nodded. “I think they might be soulmates.”
“How can you get that wrong?” she asked, not understanding.
“I’m not sure, but there might be some things we don’t know about soulmates,” he replied.
A shiver ran through her. “We can’t just leave her here. We need to give her a burial.”
James looked down at his love and wanted to console her, take away her pain and make things right, but his hands were tied. “The thing is we don’t know when she was bitten or potentially turned. It only takes a few hours before the victim becomes a vampire. Given the circumstances, we can’t.”
Ally was destroyed. Not only had her best friend been killed, she couldn’t even give her a burial, in case she rose from the dead whilst doing it.
“Ally,” James said taking her face in his hands. “We can have a memorial for Kat. You can mourn her passing in any way you choose. It is only her body we can’t risk taking home.”
Despite the grief and outrage that rushed through her she understood. She turned back to where her friend’s body lay deathly still and pale. Chase was hunched over her, the grief pouring out of him.
Fresh tears rolled down her face again, and she turned into James’ comforting embrace.
She stayed in his arms pouring out her grief until she could deal with what needed to happen next.
21. ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS
AFTER A WHILE, CHASE came over to them. “I’ll meet you back at the house. I need to go.” He was distraught and weighed down with the guilt of losing his beloved Kat. Ally and James both nodded. With a final glance toward Kat, he took off in a blur to the forest.
“He’ll be ok, Ally,” James reassured, then turned her away from the body of her fallen friend towards the forest. “Let’s go get Damian.”
She nodded distractedly. “When will Henry be here?”
James looked up into the distance. “I hear him coming now.”
A few moments later, the car came speeding around the corner.
It pulled to a stop in front of them. Henry and Adele jumped out of the car. She ran to her granddaughter and threw her arms around her. “Ally, you’re safe!” she cried with joy.
Ally hugged her back tightly. “We lost her, Gran.”
Adele and Ally were so deep in grief and consoling each other, they didn’t notice that James and Henry had left them.
“I couldn’t save her,” she said with a heavy heart and tears rolling down her cheek.
Adele looked at her. She wanted to take away the guilt and heartbreak that her beloved granddaughter was consumed by, but only time would heal the pain. Adele was crushed that the evil creatures had taken Kat from them. Her mind was blank from hurting, but she found some wise words she hoped would help Ally. “Sometimes we can’t save people no matter what we do. It breaks my heart that she’s gone, but you would’ve done everything you could.”
Ally nodded and sniffed. “She was dead before we got here, but she was bitten.”
“No!” Adele gasped as Ally sobbed again. Fresh tears fell from Adele’s eyes. They both understood if Kat became one of the undead, she would need to be destroyed.
“We won’t know if she’s been turned until she rises and tracks us down,” Ally said, distraught and unable to comprehend her best friend might want her dead.
“It will be alright. Let’s hope that Natalia didn’t turn her.” Adele knew Natalia well enough to make an educated guess she’d turned Kat. Either way, the Kat they knew and loved was dead.
“Is Chase alright?” Adele asked kno
“As alright as one can expect,” Ally paused. “There’s something I need to tell you.”
Ally turned her head to find James before answering. She spotted him and Henry coming out of the forest with Damian. They were both supporting him.
“Look over there, Gran,” Ally said, with a mixture of joy at being able to reunite her grandmother with the soulmate she had thought dead all these years, but the grief still had a strong hold on Ally. It would for a long time to come, but it only strengthened her resolve to annihilate every vampire that walked the earth.
Adele looked over and gasped with shock. “Damian,” she whispered then looked back to Ally.
“He’s been held prisoner all this time, and we never knew. I had a dream last night that led me to hope he was alive and with Kat, but I didn’t want to say anything to you until I was certain.”
“Oh Ally!” she exclaimed as she hugged her and then ran to her long-lost love.
Damian saw her and stood on his own. She threw her arms around him. Tears rolling down both their faces. “Damian. I can’t believe you’re alive, after all this time.”
“I’m so sorry, Adele, for putting you through everything. I tried to escape, but I was too weak.”
“It doesn’t matter now,” she said pulling back to stare at her soulmate and lose herself in the eyes she never thought she’d see again.
The day had ended with two souls reuniting as one, whilst another was torn apart.
James wrapped his arms around Ally. “I thought I’d lose you today.”
“You almost did.” She paused and then told him, “I had a dream last night I died today while saving Kat and Damian.”
“You what?” he exclaimed.
“That’s why I didn’t tell you. You’d never have let me come,” she said.
“You’re right. I wouldn’t have,” he scolded.
“I survived.” She looked over to the body of her best friend one last time. “Was that because Kat didn’t?” Ally shivered involuntarily and turned back to look at Adele and Damian.
Damian and Adele came over. “I’m taking him back to the house. He’ll need lots of care and recuperation and there’s a lot we need to catch up on,” Adele said with the brightest smile Ally had ever seen.
Damian looked to Ally. “You were brave today, Granddaughter. I’m proud of you.”
She smiled up at him. “Thank you.”
Everyone turned away and walked back to the car that would transport Adele, Damian, and Henry back to the house. Damian and Adele got in the backseat, and before long the car was speeding back towards Carlisle Manor.
James was the first to speak once they were alone. “Today has made me realise there is so much to do before you take on Vincent and fulfil this prophecy, Ally. And I intend for you to be fully prepared. We need to start with the conversion as soon as possible.”
Ally wasn’t sure if she was ready for that yet. But she agreed with the other part. “What about Chase?” she asked, changing the subject.
“He’ll come back when he’s ready,” James answered.
“I can’t just leave her, James,” Ally said in despair. She looked around and saw a lone crimson flower standing tall against the desolate background. Without a word, she walked over and picked the flower. It was bright and vibrant as Kat had once been. Turning back to her fallen friend, Ally walked back to where she lay. Kneeling, she placed Kat’s hands together over her chest and lay the flower between her snow-white hands. James came up behind her and placed a white blanket he’d grabbed from the car earlier over her, covering Kat up to her hands. Ally smiled gratefully at James for understanding she needed to do something for her best friend. As Ally stood to leave, she looked back down one last time as a river of tears flowed down her cheeks and she said, “Goodbye, Kat.”
They walked back to where the horses were tethered. Consumed by her grief but grateful that she was alive and that James was by her side, she turned to her soulmate and looked deep into his emerald eyes. “Losing Kat made me realise life is too short to be worrying about what may or may not happen. We belong together, and I’m not going to run from you or my destiny anymore.”
James pulled her into a deep embrace, and she felt so loved. He pulled back and stared into her eyes. “I love you, Ally.”
She stared back and uttered the words he never thought he’d hear. “I love you too, James.”
His mouth fell open.
“Is it really that surprising?” she asked.
He nodded, and his gaze softened. “I didn’t know if you’d ever say those words to me.” He lowered his mouth down upon hers and kissed her with all the love and passion he felt. She returned his kiss with equal fervour. After a moment, they broke away and Ally leaned into him then looked towards the forest, eager to be away from this place of death and sadness.
“Will the forest grow back now?”
James looked around at the rotting vegetation and smiled, “Within a month, things will flourish again and within a year, there’ll be no trace of what you see now.”
She nodded hoping that she’d be like the forest and overcome the ugliness she felt now. Turning back to James, she said, “Let’s go home.”
James embraced Ally and bent down to bestow a sweet loving kiss on her lips.
Battles and enemies would come, but next time she’d be ready for them.
IN FRONT OF THE OLD abandoned house on the hill, watching them leave stood an auburn-haired beauty with eyes of steel and a black heart, clutching a crimson flower in her snow-white hand.
Kat had become the undead.
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