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I made my first kill when I turned twelve. That was the year my grandmother began to train me to be a slayer. She had raised my younger brother, Riley, and me after the unfortunate events that occurred in our childhood. When I was six my mother ran off with a vampire. Ironic right? My grandmother had raised her to not only hate vampires, but to be a loyal wife. And there my mother was, running off with the off brand Edward Cullen during the peak of the Twilight phase. 

Two months after my mother left, my father hung himself in our garage. I blamed my mother for it, and to this day I don't regret what I did to her. When I was thirteen I found her, still young and youthful, living with Edward. I can still hear the blood curdling scream she let out as I shoved my favorite silver coated, wooden stake in Edward's heart before sticking it in her. Afterwards Gram took me and Riley out for ice cream. Those were the years I truly felt loved. Riley was my best friend; even though we fought constantly, we were there for each other for everything. 

When I was fifteen I started dating Jacob. He was Riley's friend and my first kiss and relationship. He was the only other human that knew about my families secrete. And it all worked well until I met Alec. He changed everything for me. I learned maybe I was more like my mother than I thought. Even though I was taught to hate vampires, I might have admired Buffy Summers a bit too much. As she once said "I like my evil like I like my men: evil."

Alec also changed how Gram saw me when we both found out what he was. She kicked me out, leaving me to be taken and eventually sold. I didn't miss her, not much anyways. I couldn't say the same for Riley and even Alec. I missed them both terribly.


"Are you not hungry?" Kade poked me with his fork, grabbing my attention and ripping me from my thoughts. 

"Ow. Don't be a dick."

"Yeah, Kade. Don't be a dick. She might go tell on you." Carter smirked at me and I frowned. As quick as I could, I grabbed my dinner knife and flung it at him. He caught it mid-air and laughed a nasty laugh at me. 

"Got be quicker than that, slayer bitch."

I hated Carter with a passion. He was rude, obnoxious, and an ass. 

"I'm going to my room. And no, I'm not hungry."

"Scarlet!" Kade yelled after me, but I ignored him.

"Damn, I didn't realize we were adopting a teenager." I heard Carter say to Kade. 

"The only teenager is you, you asshole." Adam hissed at him before getting up as well. He went to go after me. 

"Don't. I'll go talk to her." Kade spoke calmly. I rolled my eyes as I slammed my door, knowing I was in for a lecture. 


A little while later I heard a knock on my door and Kade walked in.
"You know, when people knock they generally wait for permission before strolling in." I sighed, annoyed as I set Adam's book  I was reading down. I had been living with them for about three weeks and Adam had become the solution to my boredom. Kade worked most of the day so I couldn't bother him, and there was not a television in my room. And so, I started reading book after book after book. 

"My house- I can do what I want. I just came to ask if you wanted to go out with us. We are going to go pick up a shipment of blood bags." 

My ears perked up. That meant it was Thursday. Every Thursday all the vampires and Yaelle left to go pick up blood bags. Normally Kade would make me go with them, but tonight he wasn't. 

"In that case, No. I want to stay here and relax." Tonight was my chance. I could escape. 
"Fine. Your choice. Enjoy. And don't try anything stupid, got it?" Kade raised his eyebrows at me and I nodded. It felt like his eyes could see through me, but I didn't care. I was leaving. 


I waited about thirty minutes after they left to make my way downstairs. They were normally gone for about two hours, which was plenty of time for me to get out of Dodge. And so I went, walking right out the front door. Did Kade really trust me that much? I sure wouldn't. 
I looked back at the house and admired it for a moment. It was a gorgeous house, one that looked like it was right off of a movie set. I would miss it just a bit. 

I made my way to the woods and began to walk slowly, listening to my surroundings. I did not know what way out there, nor did I want to find out. 

It had been about an hour of solid walking when I reached the main road. Freedom. As I walked along, a smile on my face at how easy it had been to leave, my stomach dropped as a realization hit me. Where the hell would I go? I had no home, no one to go back to. Gram would never want me back- she would say I was weak for getting captured. And Alec had probably left New Orleans looking for me, if he hadn't been the one behind me being sold. 

Tears slid down my face. All my emotions came crawling out, screaming their pain. It was a horrible symphony of sadness and helplessness. I was alone with no one to go back to. There was only one person who wanted me and he had purchased me. 

I let out one last cry before wiping my face off with my sleeves. There was no way I would make it alone out there. I wasn't as strong as I wanted to make everyone to think; as much as I wanted to make myself think. I would have to go back because at least with Kade I had a place to call home with a bed and food. In that moment the only person I wanted was him. 

I turned around and began to walk back to his house. I knew there was no way I would make it back in time and Kade would be pissed, but at least I was coming back to him. At least I could give him that satisfaction. 


I made my way slowly back to the house, walking at a snail's pace. I knew Kade was home by now and probably furious at me, but I did not care. I wanted to enjoy the fresh air and the sound of the woods; it provided me comfort.

"Scarlet?" I heard a familiar voice say and I turned. 

"Carter." I bit my lip as he walked towards me. 
"I cannot believe you are coming back. I mean really, you obviously got far. Why come back?" 

I shrugged and continued walking.

"How angry is he at me."

"Not. Is it because I've been mean to you? Because if so I guess I'm sorry." I smiled at his weak apology. 

"It's okay. I just needed fresh air. I'm sorry I've been throwing stuff at you, constantly." Carted laughed and threw an arm around my shoulder as we walked. 
"This is fun. What else have we done that was shitty to each other." He grinned at me and I stopped. When I turned to look at him, he seemed familiar. 

I wanted to hate him with a passion, after all he was rude, obnoxious, and an ass. But when I took a good look at him, he was a kid just like Riley. He was the same as Riley and his presence was the comfort I needed.