As I walked around and took back in the feel of being home, I smelt something, something dead and I knew exactly what it was.
“Missed me?” Lee said as his pale skin reflected the light that came through the window. I shook my head “Why don’t you burn in here?” I asked and he hissed at me. “We are one in the same Emma,” he smirked and then walked up to me.
“Your mother lives next-door you know, she still gravies for you,” I snapped at him.
“Oh, shall I just walk in, mummy I am home, fangs and all,” He laughed as his skin started to burn.
“Move away from the window Lee,” I said before shutting the curtains. He laughed “You used to love me, do you not love my vampireness?” he asked with a grin, it wasn’t the same as Henry’s sweet, cheeky grin, it was an annoying, childish grin that was worn by a pale, irritating gentlemen. “No, I love that fact that you’re not actually dead,” I said with a sarcastic tone “I grieved for you Lee, I watched everyone grieve for you and then you turn up as a vampire,”
“Emma, you were the only one who would believe me, you’re a shape shifter and I could trust you to keep it secret,” he said seriously.
“You should have never known I was a shape shifter Lee,” I said to him as I entered the small kitchen. He looked at me through the serving hatch and said “But you showed me,”
“Not on purpose,” I muttered.
“I thought you were going to eat me,” He replied with a giggle.
“I should have eaten you,” I said with a smile.
Lee wasn’t all that bad, he had been a vampire now for around 3 years and he wore to like a badge, especially around me. “Lee, what were you doing in the dales that night?” I asked him.
“My mum had spouted off about how dangerous war zones are and how I should quit my job and settle down,” He answer. Lee was a dedicated solider, he still was if you counted the fact that he only drank the blood of the people who dissevered it and he had never changed anyone.
“I think she would prefer me to be a solider now,” he laughed and I looked at him “What happened to you?” I asked him just before I sat down with a bowl of cereal. He smiled and said “We had to go to Romania, they were having problems with a group of rebels that were taking over a few villages and claiming the people, they were vampires,”
“Did you bump into any, you know Shape Shifters ” I asked him. He smiled and said “You don’t mean Shape Shifters do you?” I shook my head. “It has been thought in Romania that the werewolf’s have been gone for thousands of years but I did happen to meet a shifter in my resent travels back to that hell hole,” he said, I shook my head “I though all Shifters were in some kind of army team,” I told him.
“So did I, after everything you told me but it turns out that he didn’t get the letter, I told him about you and he didn’t seem to approve,” Lee explained.
“Was he a wolf?” I asked and Lee nodded. He then pulled something out of his bag. He smiled and said “He wasn’t you to have this, he also told you to be careful of your superiors,”
“Why is that?” I asked but before he answered my phone rang. I picked up “Hello,” I said and Henry replied “You haven’t called,”
“Sorry Henry, I got held up,” I sighed. I heard Henry sigh down the phone and then Lee piped up “Is that lover boy?”
“No it’s Henry,” I hissed at him.
“Who is that Emma?” Henry asked.
“It’s OK Henry, it only Lee,” I replied not realizing what I had said.
“Is that your dead friend?” Henry puzzled.
“I might be pale now but there is no need to call me dead Emma,” Lee joked.
“Lee shut up,” I growled.
“Is he a, you know what I mean,” Henry said.
“Yes,” I murmured.
“Oh shit,” Lee said behind me “I don’t want this place crawling with Shifters,”
“This is my house Lee,” I shouted totally forgetting Henry was on the phone. “I am catching the next fight Em,” Henry said in a stern voice and then put the phone down.
“Oh no,” Lee said “What does he shift into?”
“A Honey Badger,” I said as I walked back into the kitchen to place my bowl in the sink.
“Like a big honey badger?” He asked “Because I have only seen Black Panthers in a Zoo and man, they have nothing on the size of you,”
“Yes, a giant honey badger,” I answered.
“Holly shit,” Lee laughed as he shuffled around in his chair “What would happen if you and your shape shifting lover made babies?” Lee questioned.
“Hang on, how do you know about Jake?” I snapped. I hadn’t mentioned Jake once since I got back home.
“Some vampires have super powers, like some Shifters do and mine happens to be, being able to rummage through people’s minds,” he murmured.
“Stay out of my head Lee,” I snapped.
“You like him, that’s cool, a bit like you liked me, oh wait till I tell them you lost your virginity to a vampire, is that even legal? Isn’t it like Necrophilia” Lee laughed.
“You are going to have to leave,” I said to him as I walked up the stairs. “I have nowhere to go Em, you know that,” He said.
“Well, then stay out of my head and out of my business,” I growled before going to get a shower.