I had left it all behind, all for my own selfish reasons. I decided that I didn’t want to become the Siren that everyone desperately needed me to be, I was sick of it all. I had left my family and friends behind, and for what? I was all on my own and that scared me more than anything.
I stared back at my own refection, checking my face for any impurities. Slowly, I was beginning to unrecognize the person that stood in front of the mirror. I pulled up my short skirt that tightly hugged my body, and slowly covered my lips with some cherry red lips gloss and then I was ready to go. From my bed I grabbed a small clutch bag that I “borrowed” with a pair of black five inch heels, anything more than five should be banned. I could hardly walk in them.
With one last look around my small room I exited and locked the door tightly. I had been living in this flat (well if you can call it that) for a few weeks now. I found it by accident and I had nowhere else to go so I used my Siren powers on the landlord to persuade him to let me stay. To be honest I kinda’ like it. There were no leaches, no one asking for help and that’s what I needed in my life, normality. Double checking the door, I threw the keys into my small clutch along with a few notes squashed at the bottom. Steadying my balance, I descend the threadbare carpet in my five inch heels. At the last step, the stairs start to groan. Before I can exit the building a familiar voice calls me from behind.
“You’re looking nice.” the voice calls out.
I sigh and turn to meet his gaze.
“You must have some money coming in if you’re going out dressed like that.” he says.
The man standing in front of me was my landlord, now and then he’d remember that I need to pay my rent, which I had no money to do so. He stands in his doorway staring at me with his round full face and his nearly thinning hair. I slowly walk up to him, ready to snatch at his hand at any given moment.
“Look, don’t give me any crap by telling me you’ll have it next time because I’ve heard it all before.” he grunts.
“It’s just that money is tight for me at the moment.” I say while slowly creeping towards him.
“Yeah, yeah, but it looks like you’ve got enough money for a night out.” the landlord says.
I ignore his comments and quickly snatch out to grab his arm.
“What are you doing?” he yells.
I slowly wait a few seconds before my powers take an effect. Within seconds I can see the animalistic nature slowly rear its ugly head. I quickly act before he has any time to attack and I close my eyes and focus on him. Every time I use my powers on him it becomes easier and easier to get him under my control.
“I have already paid my rent and you do not have to ask me again.” I whisper gently.
He gives a little moan to tell me that it has worked. I release his arm and leave, knowing he is staring vacantly as I exit through the door.
I stepped out into the cold night, hugging myself for warmth. Every time I would try and exit I had to charm my landlord and I always felt guilty about it. Was it wrong? I just could not shake this deep feeling of guilt that enveloped me. If I had the money I would pay him but how could I earn money, I did think about getting a job but I thought against it because of my powers and if I was caught on camera with one slip up that could be the end of me. I didn’t want TV cameras hounding me every second of the day and I know that would happen, and in the end I would be lying down on a metal slab while they have a look around in my brain. No, I would have to continue with this until I could figure out something. A girl my age should not have to figure these things out, I was still a child, but with me being one of the most powerful creatures in the supernatural word I would have to play this game going around and around.
My body began to shiver all over as I didn’t bring a coat with me and I never did, not after last time, I’ve learned my lesson. That night it was stolen, by who, I do not know. I remember leaving it on a chair and when I came back from the toilet it was gone. It was a shame because I liked that jacket.
Slowly, as I walked up the road I could hear the thundering music that brought my body to life. The familiar club was all lit up with its welcoming bright lights and signs trying to entice the many party goers inside. I watched as groups of girls laughing arm in arm went through the doors as the big brute of a bouncer nodded to each of them. I quickly joined in the line as one by one the crowd was asked to show some ID. Normally at this point I would be sweating buckets but this wasn’t my first time here.
I could picture myself shaking at the knees a few nights ago while each person was asked to show proof of age. I had nothing on me but a thin jacket on my back and a few crumpled up notes in my bag. As I came closer to the brick wall of a bouncer I brought out my shaking hands ready to strike.
The tall bald built bouncer looked me up and down. “ID please.” he asked.
I just stared up at him as if his question was in another language.
“ID, please Miss.” he repeated.
I quickly looked over my shoulder to see a group of people heading towards me. Crap, crap. I felt like I wanted to run right then and there but I stood my ground and snatched at his hand. At first he put up a fight but I held on tight and had control of him within seconds. I told him I didn’t need to show proof of my age and he agreed and let me in. After that it was piece of cake and I easily blended within the crowd.
Now I had no nerves and I walked up to the same bouncer.
“Hey, Ellie.” the tall bald bouncer said, “back again I see?”
“Yep, I just cannot stay away.” I replied.
“In you go then.” the bouncer pulled back the red rope and ushered me into the club.
“Thanks, Terry.” I called back.
Terry and I started talking when a young guy started to chat me up and when he didn’t get the hint he became angry, I was about to use my powers but that’s when Terry saw him and threw the creep outside. After that he’s been kind to me ever since and again the feeling of guilt crept up for using my powers on him.
I pushed open the heavy door and the booming music flowed throughout my body. Many of the people inside were dancing and drinking without a care. I made my way through the crowds of people, nearly bumping into a gang of girls with birthday banners strapped tightly around their bodies. I could see the bar in sight and quickly tiptoed my way through the masses of the dancing crowd. Soon I found a spot at the bar and waited to get the servers attention. Around the bar there were many people shouting their order over the booming music and handing over a few notes and even credit cards. Hoping not to get touched, I placed my hands onto the sticky bar. I then locked eyes onto a young woman to get her attention.
“What can I get you, sweetie?” she asked.
The server wore a t-shirt saying ‘ask about our cocktails’ in bright neon pink with her dark hair pulled back into a tight ponytail.
“Can I get a vodka and lemonade, please?” I asked over the heart thumping music.
With a wink she went and prepared my drink. Thank god she didn’t ask for my ID.
My first time coming here I did the mistake of ordering a soft drink and the barman just stared at me like I was crazy. As I waited for my childish drink I overheard someone ordering a shot and the barman came back with something bright blue. I made the mistake of ordering the same thing and it didn’t turn out well, a whole morning of throwing up in the toilet.
The woman came back with my drink and placed it onto the bar. This was it, I rifled through my bag to get the notes and I slowly shifted my eyes left and right to see if anyone was watching but they were too busy with their own thing. I held out the notes for the woman to take, that’s when I carefully started to stroke the back of her hand. The young woman went rigid and I spoke the words to her. For a moment it felt like there was only her and me in the entire room as I seductively instructed her.
“You will give me this drink for free.” I said and I knew it worked within second because her whole body started to ripple with pleasure. I released my control over her and took my ‘free’ drink with me.
As I drank the alcoholic drink I held in my hands, I eyed up the other partygoers. Many were throwing moves on the dance floor and downing their drinks quickly, all ready for another. I just stood at the side and watched, too scared to talk to anyone. Sticking out like a sore thumb I quickly found a table at the far corner of the room and sat myself down. I felt like I was back in school, I just could not shake the feeling that everyone’s eyes were on me, was I right or was it all in my mind? Maybe it was just me, but the doubt was still there. Or was it the fact that I was in a night club and I was underage? As I listened to the rhythm of the music I felt a heavy weight plop down next to me.
Oh god, I’m I busted? I thought to myself.
I turned to greet my uninvited guest and was greeted by an attractive young man. This unknown stranger started to smile at me and held out his hand. I stared down at it, remembering that I shouldn’t shake it.
“My names Ted, but my friends call me Teddy.” he says as he smiles showing a set of dimples on his cheeks.
“Um, Ellie, I’m Ellie.” I say as I fumble my words like an idiot.
“I’ve seen you around here a few times.” he comments.
“Yeah, I live just down the road.” I reply.
“Oh, so you’re a student?” he asks.
“Crap, crap. Quickly think of something.” I scream to myself.
“Yeah, I just transferred.” I lie, “so are you in collage as well then?”
He nods. “Studying can be hard work and sometimes we need to blow off some steam at some point.”
“Yeah, I know a lot about blowing off steam.” I said.
I quietly stare at him and sip my drink at the same time, trying to avoid the awkwardness between us.
He then quickly changes the subject. “So are you alone then?”
Uh oh. I try to quickly try to think of a lie.
“Um, I’m waiting for my friends, they should he here by now.” I say as I pretend to scan the room for the imaginary people, “are you with anyone or are you on your own?” I ask.
“No, no. I’m with a group of people.” Teddy points towards the direction of the dance floor. Through the dancing masses there are a group of people sitting at a table laughing and enjoying themselves. “You’re free to join us if you want?”
“Um, thanks for the offer but I’ll just wait for my friends.” I reply with a little smile.
The sweet talker that is Teddy gets to his feet. “Well, the offer is there at anytime. It was nice to meet you, Ellie.” he says with a wink.
I watch him as he makes his way through the crowd and back to his friends. Quickly, I take a few sips of my drink to calm myself. Was I just hit on? No, can’t be. No one hits on me, well whatever it was it felt nice. Slowly a huge grin made its way onto my face as I drink the last dregs of my drink and place it onto the table. My cheeks flooded with heat and I feel flushed. As I scanned the room again, I caught sight of Teddy watching me through the dancing crowd, our eyes connect for a brief moment and something stirred deep within me, a desire of some kind, not one of us dared to release our gaze until a dancer quickly killed our line of sight.
Swiftly, I shake off the magnetic attraction and stood up, I needed another drink. I grab my clutch bag beside me and decided to go to the bar. I carefully fought my way to the busy bar, being careful where I put my hands. While at the poor lighted bar, I wait to be served and I franticly search for my lure of notes. I was about to be served but a guy in front stole the bartender attention away from me.
“Oh, I’m sorry, you go first.” said the thief.
I turned to the man in question and it is revealed to be the silver tongued Teddy.
“Are you stalking me?” I asked.
Teddy laughs. “No, honestly I’m not.” he says. “But are you stalking me?”
“Are you serious? Why would I stalk you?” I asked.
“Well, maybe because I’m handsome, smart and a little bit charming.” he replies.
“You really think a lot of yourself don’t you?” I comment.
He laughs at my remark and rubs his chin. “No, I don’t think that. It’s what other people have said to me.”
“Have they now?” I said with a raised eyebrow.
I throw Teddy a smile and turn my attention to the bartender in waiting.
“What can I get you?” he asks.
“Can I get a vodka and lemonade please?” I ask.
Before he can turn his back on me, I discreetly start to stoke his hand with mine. With one touch I can see into his mind, the bartender is nothing special. His mind filled with worries of debt and wondering if his girlfriend of two years is cheating on him. I pierce into his mind with my own and slowly he’s under my influence. I am about to tell him to give me another free drink but with Teddy behind me it would become suspicious. I had to change tactics.
“You will give me this drink for free but tell me it has been bought by an admirer.” I whisper softly.
I release my hold onto him and he staggers off to fulfil my order. Within minutes of waiting he comes back with my alcoholic drink and places it in front of me and I pretend to take a notice that the bartender has told me that it’s from an admirer. While still pretending, I raise my glass to my imaginary buyer at the end of the bar.
“You’re attracting quite the attention.” Teddy comments.
“Yeah I get it now and then.” I smile.
“I see, but I don't blame them.”
I feel my cheeks flow with heat again as Teddy stares into my eyes with a hidden hunger.
As he pays for his own drink I watch him with interest. He definitely is my type, tall, strong and with a good sense of humour, cheeky but playful.
“You know that offer is still on the table.” Teddy says.
I bring myself out of my own head to answer his question.
“What offer?” I ask.
“The one to join me and my friends.” he replies.
“Oh.” I mumble.
I thought about joining him and his friends, or should I keep telling him that I’m still waiting for my friends. I decide to take the plunge and go for it.
“I’d like that, It looks like my so-called friends have left me hanging.” I reply.
“I’m sorry to hear that but it’s good news for me though.” Teddy beams a cute smile.
I followed Teddy through the crowd of dancing masses to receive butt grope from an unknown dancer, I looked back but no one owns up. I ignore the groping and follow Teddy to a table full of unknown inquisitive faces. I could feel my confidence shrinking but thanks to the drinks I was more than ready for them.
“Hey, guys. This is Ellie.” says Teddy.
The arched booth table erupted with greetings from the group. Teddy made his way to his seat while shuffling to one side for me. I sat down while all eyes were on me, I was the new meat and I felt like I was about to be chewed.
“Hi.” I waved.
Around the table were two young girls and another guy who laid back in his seat with his arms behind his head while the two girls sat close together sipping their colorful bright cocktails.
“These two lovely ladies are Amy and Kayla, well they’re not really ladies.” said the unfamiliar guy.
The nearest girl punched the smart mouth guy right in the arm. “Yeah and this is Tommy.” she replied.
“That’s going to bruise now, Amy.” Tommy said while vigorously rubbing his arm.
I tried hard to refrain to burst out laughing, but a tiny giggle made its way out.
Teddy closed the gap between us and whispered into my ear. “They’re always fighting you wouldn't guess that they’re a couple." he said as his hot breath tickled my neck.
“So, Ellie, are you from around here?” asked Kayla.
I leaned over so I could hear her better over the heart pounding music. She stared at me with heavy lidded black eye shadow.
“Yeah, I go to college around her.” I continued the lie.
“Ellie got ditched by her friends.” Teddy commented. “I couldn’t let her be on her own.”
I turned to him with a scarlet face and he just stared into my eyes. “Thanks.” I mumbled.
While looking into each other’s eyes, I could feel the hunger again, it was building up inside of me, what was this feeling that rapidity kept building.
Tommy interrupted our deep stare. “Hey, Teddy, get a room!”
I pulled away from him and my surroundings came back into view, I grabbed my drink from the table and took another sip.
“So tell me about yourself then, Ellie?” asked Teddy.
“Me?” I asked, “well there’s nothing to tell really.”
“Oh, come on, don’t be shy.” he said.
“Well I’m kind of a boring person really.” I replied.
“I bet you’re not.” Teddy commented.
Well there was one secret that I had but I wasn’t going to be blabbing to a complete stranger about me being a supernatural rare creature, he would think I was insane.
“Yeah, just a normal boring girl I guess.”
“I don’t believe that for a second.” Teddy turned in his chair to give me his full attention.
“It’s true, I’m just a boring run-of-the-mill girl.”
“No, there is something about you that I can’t put my finger on.”
“Yeah, and what’s that then?” I ask.
“I don’t know but I really want to find out.” he replies.
I needed to change the topic.
“Well what’s your ideal woman then, seems to me that you have an idea of what you want.” I asked,
“What if I said it was you?”
I swallowed hard. Did he really say that? What is it with this guy? I didn’t know what to say to him, my tongue was tied up in knots.
“Come on, now I know that’s a lie.” I replied.
From across the table Amy caught my eye, she was watching us with great interest, like she trying to figuring out a rubik's cube.
“I’ll be right back.” Teddy said as he manoeuvred around me and away from the table.
I was on my own with these people I had never met before; I grabbed my cold drink with both hands and listened to the base pumping music. The two girls moved up from their seat and moved towards me. I shuffled to my left to make room for the two girls.
“So, Ellie, what do you think of Teddy?” asked Kayla
“Well, I’ve only just met him, so I can’t really tell. He seems nice enough.” I replied.
“Yeah he’s a real gentlemen, he’s quite taken with you isn't he.” Amy commented.
“I guess, is he always like that?” I asked them.
“Yeah he’s a real charmer.” says Kayla as she takes another sip of her brightly coloured drink.
“So how long have you known Teddy?” I asked them.
“Well, the three of us grew up together and we’ve been friends ever since.” Amy replied.
“So how did you meet, Tommy then?” I ask.
“Well, it was three o’ clock in the morning and I hear a banging on someone’s door, I open mine and who do I see slumped on the floor? Tommy, he was so drunk that he wondered into the girls dorms and thought he was knocking on Teddy’s door. God knows how he got in, but I took care of him and we’ve been together ever since.” she said.
“You left out one important part.” commented Kayla.
“Come on, Ellie doesn’t want to hear about it.” said Amy.
Now I was interested. “Tell me, what?” I asked.
“Fine.” Amy said, “Tommy threw up on me, I had to throw my clothes away in the end.”
“Ah, romance at its best.” commented Kayla.
I giggled to myself at the thought of it.
“Are you talking about me? I can hear my name being mentioned.” asked Tommy.
“Only good things.” replied Amy.
The conversation had run dry, there was nothing else to say other then sip my drink. Before any more questions could be asked, Teddy came back holding a pristine metal bucket with both hands. He placed it down in the middle of the table and the group cheered like they had won a grand prize. I peered into the metal container, sitting inside was a large bottle laying on a bed of ice.
“What’s the special occasion?” I asked him.
“Does there really need to be one?” he replied.
A waitress carrying flute glasses approached us and set one down in from on me.
“So what are you celebrating?” the waitress asked.
Teddy was first to speak. “It’s our first year anniversary today.” he smiled.
The friendly waitress congratulated us and returned back behind the bar.
I turned to Teddy and before I was able to speak he took the words out of my mouth.
“Was that wrong of me?” he asked with his big brown eyes.
Amy joined in on our conversation. “Aw, I think it’s sweet, in a kind of stalker kind of way.” she laughed.
“No, no it’s fine.” I said.
Teddy pulled out the bottle of fizz from its bucket and carefully popped the cork, which made us all jump. The liquid flowed freely from its top covering the table.
“Nice going, Teddy.” yelled Tommy.
Tommy took the bottle out of his hands and studied the label in front.
“Jesus, Teddy. This is expensive.”
“Well at least it isn’t the cheep shit.” commented Kayla.
“Just fancied a bottle that’s all.” he replied.
Tommy started to slowly pour the sparkling drink into the flute glasses. Kayla came closer as if she wanted to divulge her deepest secret.
“Teddy’s family is totally rich they pay for anything for him, they even give him a large allowance each month.” said Kayla.
“Wow.” I replied.
Just as Tommy was about to pour into my glass I pulled it away. He looked shocked, like somehow I had offended him.
“None for me thanks.”
The group moaned in protest.
“Why not, Ellie?” Teddy asked.
“It’s getting late and this was fun, but.”
“But, what?” Tommy says.
“Come on, Ellie, stay a bit longer.” asked Amy.
The four started to slowly chant my name, slowly picking up speed. “Ellie, Ellie, Ellie!”
A giant smile covered my face and I accepted by sliding my glass towards Tommy. Something inside told me that this was wrong and to go home, but for once I told myself to shut up and have some fun.
“What harm could it do?” I asked.
Teddy smiled as I slowly sipped the free alcohol. The fizz tickled my taste buds as I swallowed the champagne. It tasted amazing and it had a little kick at the back of my throat.
The party was now in full swing. I no longer felt awkward and shy around the group, I was made to feel like one of the gang and I loved it. The girls and I chatted about boys and other silly girl stuff. We commented on each other’s dress, but the girls seemed most interested in mine. I didn't tell them that I stole it using my powers just that I got it for a bargain price. As the free champagne started to flow freely I felt my speech slurring.
“So do you do this for all the girl’s ‘en?” I asked with slurred speech.
“Not just anyone, only the girls I like.” he answered.
“But you hardly know me.” I replied.
“But that doesn't mean I can’t treat you.”
Teddy moved closer towards me and my heart pounded inside of my chest. I didn’t know if it was the drink or Teddy but he continued to move closer until he was close enough to kiss me. He moved in for the kiss and I quickly pulled away, hating myself and for once I would have loved to have taken the plunge and just do it but, I couldn’t.
“Sorry.” I mumbled.
“No, I’m sorry, I came on too strong.” he replied.
I was about to say the dreaded ‘it’s not you it’s me’ but I could never say that. I took a big gulp of my drink and refilled it.
“Are you OK?” Teddy asked.
“Yeah, fine.” I replied.
“I’m sorry that I-.” Teddy was interrupted by Kayla.
“O M G. I love this song, come on Ellie dance with me.” Without paying her too much attention Kayla came over and quickly grabbed at my hand, uh oh.
With just one touch she was under my influence, Kayla bent down and kissed me straight on the lips, she lingered there for a few seconds while sensually stroking my hair. I pulled away breaking the connection, the three who had just witnessed girl on girl action had their mouths open in shock, then started wooing and whistling at us.
“Sorry, Ellie, it’s the drink.” she explained, “come on, I wanna’ dance.” I was expecting Kayla to go mad and blame me but she didn’t, she shrugged it off like it never happened.
The three of us carried ourselves to the dance floor where the pounding music held everyone in a dance frenzy. We found a spot on the dance floor and I let the music flow through my alcohol fuelled body. We were dancing, laughing and making fun of each other’s worst dance moves. There was the running man, and my go to favourite, the sprinkler. The other dancers looked at us as if we were crazy but the three of us laughed it off and continued with our very bad dance moves. I was having fun, and everything that I was running from disappeared from my mind. I didn’t intend to be out this late and still be having fun at the same time, I hadn’t had this much fun in a long time. I looked over at the boys who were talking to each other, now and then Teddy would watch me, smiling from ear to ear. I almost felt the urge to run up to him and drag him onto the dance floor to show off my very laughable dancing. I was now out of breath and started to feel very tired, my bed was calling to me and I was gladly going to answer.
“I’m going to go.” I tried to say over the ear pounding music.
“Why?” Kayla asked.
“Tired.” I replied.
“It was nice to meet you, Ellie.” Amy said “we should do this again.”
I nodded to her and made my way out of the club. I did think about saying goodbye to Teddy but it would have been very awkward between us. I didn’t look back as the music began to fade gently into the background. The fresh air nipped at my bare skin like nagging dogs and I made my way away from the building but not before saying a goodnight to Terry the bouncer.
As I walked back towards my box room so-called flat I could hear someone shouting over the hum of the nightlife.
“Ellie!” it shouted, “Ellie!” the voice came closer and I turned to see Teddy jogging towards me.
I waited as he came closer huffing and puffing. “Ellie.”
“Sorry, I didn’t say goodbye.” I replied.
“It’s OK, I just wanted to say my goodbye.” Teddy grabbed me around my waist and pulled me towards him. He had his opportunity and he took it.
Teddy kissed me on the lips and it felt good, he had taken me by surprise and I had to make sure that my influence didn’t warp him. I tried to concentrate but kissing him felt so good and I didn’t want it to end, but it had to. Teddy pulled me tighter until it hurt but I wasn't focused on the pain, it was the pleasure I was focusing on. His lips became more aggressive and angry until I could feel his desire embedded with my own. Our passion had intertwined with one another causing Teddy to pull my hair back and caress my throat with his warm wet tongue. I moaned with pleasure but something deep inside pleaded with me to stop, but I didn’t listen to it, I never wanted the pleasure to end, but it had too.
I pulled away from Teddy cursing myself as I did. I had broken the deep connection between us and we both stared at each other in amazement at what just happened. I didn’t know what to say I was lost for words.
“Wow!” Teddy finally said.
“Sorry.” I replied.
“Why, that was amazing.” smiled Teddy.
“Really?” I asked.
“Yeah, it was incredible. I’ve never been kissed like that before.”
“I think I should go, it’s getting late and I need my bed.” I said.
“Can I walk you home?” he asked.
Teddy walking me home like the gentlemen he is would have been nice but there was no way I could contain myself, it was better if we parted ways here.
“Thanks, but it’s only a short walk.”
Teddy laughed to himself, maybe picturing us in a very naughty situation. “Yes, that’s why it’s better if I go alone.” I replied to his laugh.
“Can I see you again?” he asked.
“Um.” I began to think. Would it be so bad if we did meet up again?
I took the plunge and agreed. Teddy displayed the biggest grin I’d ever seen. “Well, tomorrow night then same place?” he asked.
“Yeah, OK.” I agreed.
“Night, Ellie.” he said.
“Goodnight, Teddy.” I turned and walked away from him, ready to go home.
As I walked back home I thought about our amazing kiss, it was full of heat and passion, a true steamy kiss. A huge smile appeared on my face and I could not shift it, nor did I want to. I could still taste Teddy on my lips and my heart started to pick up its speed within my chest. He was right, the kiss was amazing and I wanted to go back for more.
“Stop!” I said to myself. I shouldn’t be crushing on guys at a time like this. Wait, but what should I be doing? Isn’t this what sixteen year old girls do, crush on guys? But I’m not a normal sixteen year old girl am I.
The wind picked up and I place my arms around my ice cold shoulders while keeping my clutch under my arm. Behind me the noise of the club quietly faded into the background and I was glad to go home. The whole kissing thing was a whole new experience to me, even when Marc-. I had to stop myself from thinking of him. Marcus and I can never happen and I don’t want that life anymore. I would only get him killed and that’s something I could never live with, but now and then I would wonder where he is now and if even thought of me? I tried to put the past behind me, however hard it may be.
As I tried to shrug off my nagging self doubt I passed a dark alley where I could hear angry whispers. I stopped myself and tried to listen.
“Do you like doing this to me, how do you think it makes me feel!” said a harsh voice.
“Please, don’t. I’m sorry.” A frightened voice said in the darkness. “Let go, you’re hurting me.”
I quietly crept down the alley to get a better look at what was happening. Through the darkness there were two people arguing, one male and the other female. The guy had a tight grip on the woman’s arm and clearly she was scared of him. I had to step in and do something, I just couldn’t stand by and let this happen. I quickly thought up a plan to try and get close to him.
“There you are.” I said to them as I walked down the alley. “I’ve been looking for you everywhere.”
“Who are you?” he asked.
“I’m her friend, that’s who I am.” I replied.
“If she is your friend, I don’t like the way she’s talking to me.” he said while gripping her arm tightly.
“No, I don’t know her.” she pleaded.
“You heard what she said, now leave.” he said.
I wasn’t going anywhere, not while this thug was hurting this woman. I breeched the gap between us and lashed out and gripped his hand. He struggled against me but within seconds I wormed my way into his pathetic mind. He went still and I whispered commands deep within his mind.
“You will never hurt anyone ever again.” I said. I was about to finish with him but a deadly thought appeared in my head. “Go play in traffic.”
The so-called man, took my words as law and walked back through the alley and towards the road.
“Where’s Jack going?” the girl asked.
I turned to her and she walk out from the shadows, her eye liner was running down her face mixed with her own tears, she hugged tightly herself as she asked what had happened.
“He’s gone to think about what he’s done.” I lied. “Come on, let’s get you home.”
This girl was clearly drunk, she couldn’t walk in a straight line but I was no less sober then she was. As we made our way out of the dark alley a young girl came running awkwardly towards me.
“There you are, Sandra. I’ve been looking for you everywhere. I tried to speak to Jack but he totally ignored me, what happened?”
“She’s very drunk I think you should take her home.” I said.
“Yeah, come on let’s get a taxi.” she replied. The unknown girl shouldered Sandra and carried her towards the long line of taxis in waiting. As I continued my way home, I didn’t even give it another thought about what I had done to that man.
Just a few more steps and I would be home. I pulled my keys out of my clutch and fumbled with them as I tried to get the key into the lock. The door opened wide open and I nearly fell head first, but I put my hands out just in time to catch my fall, I was a mess. I dragged my drunken body up the stairs wishing I had never drank that champagne, but how could I refuse? Finally reaching my door on the top floor, I unlocked the door and threw my heels off.
“Be gone, demons!” I shouted as I threw my shoes in the corner, “ah, freedom.”
I could finally wriggle my toes after they were confined all night, damn shoes. Slowly I crawled on my hands and knees heading to the bedroom. Once the bed was in view, I jumped on it like there was no tomorrow, but it was a bad idea as the room began to spin before my tired eyes.
“I’m never drinking again.” I said out loud before sleep could claim me.
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