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Hawthorn chapter 5
I'm glad I'm still leaning against the tree, because had I not been, I certainly would have collapsed under the weight of this revelation. 'Derek is a vampire. Derek is a vampire. Fuck, I should've listened when the girls told me to be careful. He was going to kill me out here.'
"I vasn't going to kill you," Derek says, still gripping his head.
"Get out of my head!" I shout. "That's bullshit and we both know it! You had me up against this tree, and your fangs were bared!"
"That doesn't mean I vas going to kill you!"
"Great, so you were trying to turn me into one of your kind. Like that's so much better!"
"I vasn't trying to turn you into a vampire, either!" He strains to stand up straight. "Anyway, it doesn't matter vhat I vas trying to do. That hawthorn and silver around your neck vill prevent it. Do you know vhy hawthorn is used to make vooden stakes for vampire hunting?"
My mind is reeling for answers. "It kills you?"
"No. See, humans alvays tvist mythology, and
Hawthorn chapter 4
My dream this night is the most pleasantly unpleasant I've ever had the, well, displeasure of having. I just met Derek and I keep telling my imagination that I'm not gay, but my mind doesn't seem to be paying attention to those facts. I'm starting to feel like a total fanboy.
I don't think I need to poison your innocent minds with the details of this dream.
I wake up with a sense of dread and have to assure myself that I'm not a sinner anymore.
I shower and get ready for another day in HellI mean Forks, Washington. I make some toast to take with me. It's raining outside once again, so I grab an umbrella on my way out the door. I have a bit of trouble starting the truck this morning, but I still get to school on time. Later than on my first day, but on time nevertheless.
I walk to Olivia's locker, and people are whispering about me as I pass. I furrow my eyebrows in confusion. 'What could they possibly be talking about?'
When I get to the locker, Olivia and Grace are
You Know You're Obsessed WhenYou know you're obsessed with SHINee when
1. You will never look at frogs, chickens, cows, raccoons or tigers the same way EVER AGAIN
2. You don't shut up about SHINee Fighting
3. You click the Replay button on a YouTube video, hoping it will take you to the SHINee Replay official video
4. You argue endlessly with people over whether Key's hair in the Lucifer video is awesome or horrible
5. You get distracted in Chemistry every time you have to do work that mentions Oxygen
6. You laugh madly every time you see a picture of Spock
7. And you call him "Minho" instead of Spock
8. You cried when Jonghyun was diagnosed with swine flu
9. And again when Onew was diagnosed
10. And again when Taemin was diagnosed
11. You giggle in the middle of Spanish when you see "Amigo" in your textbook
12. Listening to SHINee is part of your daily routine
13. Someone says, "flaming," you don't think of trolls on the internet or gay men, you think of Flaming Charisma Minho
14. You smil
Hawthorn chapter 3
My heart beats loud in my ears, ba-bom.
It keeps pounding against my chest, ba-bom.
'No, I'm not gay.'
'I can't be.'
'It's gross, unnatural, sick and wrong.'
'It's just not possible that God could damn me to Hell this way. I can't be gay.'
Ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom
'Was I doomed to this fate for having my surname? Was I destined to be "forsaken" from the start? '
Ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom
'Please Lord, no! '
Ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom, ba-bom
'I'm not gay! I swear I'm not! I can't be! It's not possible! I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!'
'I never felt like this towards any guy before Derek.'
As soon as I think that, I come crashing out of my thoughts. What the hell is wrong with me? I'm suddenly admitting to feeling something for this guy I don't even really know! Stupid hypothalamus! Stop screwing with my endocrine system! Leave my hormon
Hawthorn chapter 2
The day I first arrived here, one jacket was enough to keep me warm, but that was because I spent most of the day inside: in the airport, in the car, in the house. However, I quickly learned in my days off that I might need a second jacket. Fucking 59 degree average high temperature in October. The entire week before I moved from Georgia, the temperature was up in the 90s.
That's not my only problem now, as I drive to school. Now that I gotta be crime-free, I can't do my normal, crazy, escape-from-the-police driving. I have to drive slowly and carefully.
Well, I make it to school on time, and Olivia is right outside the door waiting for me, wearing an outfit identical to the one she wore days before, with the jacket-robe-tunic-thing zipped up. As I walk up to her, I can't help but notice something strange about the shadows around her. They shouldn't be that far out with the angle at which the sun is shining through a break in the trees. But before I can say a word,
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