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Chapter Eleven

He took his shirt off and laid back against my pillows, exposing his toned body.

“It’s easy and don’t worry about hurting me.”

After a while, he sat up and pulled me into his lap grabbed the back of my neck bringing me down to his throat.

“Feed.” He whispered into my ear.

As if on cue I could feel my fangs ascending, I bit down drawing blood. The first taste sent waves of hunger crashing through my body before I even knew what was happening I was on top of him holding him down sucking deeply.

“That’s enough, love.”

I pulled away and stared into his glowing blue eyes.

“Sorry, did I take too much?”

“No, you’re fine.”

“Okay, good.” I smiled.

“You seemed to enjoy it.”

“Yes, I did.” I laughed glancing away.

“ I should go and let you get some rest.”

“When will I see you again?”

“Soon, I promise.” He smiled

After he left I got back in under the covers and tried to go to sleep but I couldn’t stop thinking about him. A novel on the bedside table caught my eye. The cover looked intriguing, I wonder if I have read this before? Maybe reading it will help me fall asleep, I reached over and grabbed it off the nightstand and turned to the first page.

It was a bad idea reading this book because I was so into it that I couldn’t put it down and sleep. I was still up in bed reading when Nichole got back. 

“That is your favorite author.” She laughed.

“Did you get any sleep while I was gone?”

“We need to get you back to your human world before your dad notices your gone.”

“How am I going to explain all this to him?”

“Your not, we have to stage an accident.”

“I can’t do that to my family.”

“You can’t tell them.”

“I will figure something out.”

“They are not your real family.”

“They are still my family.”

“We will talk about this later, we need to go, change back into the clothes you came here in.”

“Okay.”

She opened up the secret passage and we made our way back to the portal and through it into her bedroom.

“Let’s get downstairs for breakfast with my grandma so she doesn’t suspect anything.”

“Okay.”

All I wanted to do was go straight to be, how does she do this all the time? I am ready to figure something out to where I don’t have to keep going back and forth and just stay at the mansion. Once downstairs I greeted her grandmother and went straight for the coffee pot.

“Is it okay if I have a cup?” I asked.

“Yes sweetie, go ahead.” She smiled.

“Thank you.” I smiled back.

“Would you girls like a toaster strudel?”

“Yes, please,” I said.

“Can you make me two?” Asked Nichole.

“Yes, Annabelle, do you want two? She asked.

“Sure, I could probably eat two, thank you.”

“Your welcome honey.”

I wondered what kind she was making, I like all of them but the strawberry and cream cheese one is my favorite. After breakfast, their was a knock at the door.

“It’s my dad, I’ll get it.”

Nichole pulled me off to the side and whispered, “Remember, you need to figure out what you are going to do about your family.”

“I know, don’t worry about that.”

I went over to the front door and let my dad in. He greeted Nicole and her grandmother.

“You ready?” He asked.

“Yeah, I just have to run upstairs to get my bag.”

Nichole went with me upstairs to her room.

“Want to borrow an outfit for school tomorrow?”

“Sure.”

She went to her closet and grabbed a pair of black skinny pants and a cute red and black top to go with it.

“Thanks!”

“No problem girly see you tomorrow.”

“Bye.”


Back at the mansion weeks later Nichole barged in my room startling me out of my sleep, scaring the shit out of me.

“Get ready for Last meal.”

“I’m tired.”

“They expect you.”

“Fine.”

“Don’t fall back asleep, I’ll meet you in the dining room.”

“Okay.”

When she was gone I rolled out of bed and threw on some clothes. This past month has been crazy trying to keep up with both my human and vampire life. I had hardly gotten any sleep.

My human father had gotten arrested one night at a bar so I saw that a good time to leave the human world and I took my brother and sister with me to the mansion. The King, my father, agreed to let them stay on one condition, that I turn them into vampires. I agreed so here we are all in the mansion my brother and sister are all settled in and have their own lavish rooms.

I headed out of my room and down the hall letting the smell of roast beef with vegetables and warm dinner rolls in the air guide the way. I was feeling groggy from staying up way too long reading a romance novel by my favorite author J. R Ward, the book was just sitting on my bedside table. I got to a point in the book I could not stop turning the pages even after my eyes started straining. I needed some caffeine. Nichole got all dressed to the nines again but I was so tired I just threw on a tank top with blue jean shorts and pulled my hair up into a messy bun. Had skipped the make-up routine altogether.

As I was passing the gym, I heard loud hitting sounds and grunting; and was curious who it was. Everyone was at dinner and training wasn’t in session until later. I peeked around the corner into the gym and saw where all the sounds were coming from. A blonde, tall, and muscular guy. I could see he was trying to get aggression out on that punching bag. He seemed to have something unwanted on his mind. Maybe a fight with his girlfriend because of course, he has one he is so hot. He was shirtless and I could make out all his ripped muscles and tattoos. He was moving too fast for me to make out what the tattoos were but they looked good.

I should get going before he looks over this way and gets a glimpse of me, I looked like crap right now. The one time I just throw on clothes to come down for breakfast he is here working out in the gym. It is hard to pull myself away he is such eye candy. When I saw Blake my brother’s friend walked down the hallway, I started walking. I hope he didn’t notice me checking the new trainee out.



“Princess Annabelle.” He bowed

“Hi, Blake.”

“Going to last meal?”

“Yes, I am starving.” I smiled

“Me too, I’ll be right behind you.”

“Okay, see you in there.”





The dining room had just been prepared for last meal, everything was out and hot. Surprisingly, I am the first one here.



“Annabelle, this is my friend Abel, he is in training to be a Royal Guard.”

I reached out my hand.

“Hi, Abel, nice to meet you.” I smiled.

He grabbed my hand and planted a soft kiss.

“The pleasure is all mine.” He winked.



I love a man with confidence, makes him look even better. I gazed up into his eyes until Blake cleared his throat pulling me out of my trance. That’s when everyone piled in for first meal. I sat in front of my plate and took a sip of my coffee. I told myself not to look but I could not keep my eyes from following him around the table. Caught him a couple of times taking glances at me too. Watched as he mingled with other members of the mansion and how he was training to be a royal guard. Blake went on and on about him being the best in the program and very lethal in combat.

Annabelle knew she needed to put this out of her mind, he will be a guard and off limits to date. Could we maybe see each other while he is still in training? If it got serious though it would be hard to split up after he graduates. With the way I am already acting towards him we shouldn’t go there.



When first meal was over, I said my goodbye’s and headed upstairs to my room. I was trying to figure out something to do since my brother and sister were asleep and I was staying in tonight. I decided on going to the hot tub and taking a soak. Went to my dresser pulled out my red bikini and changed into it. I grabbed a black cover-up dress out of my closet and put it on over my bikini. Pulled my hair up into a messy bun to keep it from getting wet and grabbed a pair of flip-flops out of my closet.

I did a once-over in the vanity mirror, grabbed a towel and a book to read and left my room. The mansion has an indoor pool and hot tub for the cold winter nights but since it was a nice night, I went to the backyard. Nothing is like lounging in the hot tub with the floral fragrance of the surrounding blooming flowers. I went over to the outside bar and grabbed a bottle of champagne, a bottle of orange juice and a champagne glass. I was about to head back to the hot tub but realized I should put the champagne on ice so it doesn’t get warm so I looked in the cabinets and found a bowl and scooped ice into it and brought it back with me and set it down by the hot tub.




I stepped into the hot bubbly water and sat back relaxing into the massaging jets. I turned around to make myself a mimosa. Luckily the bottle had already been open, I hate doing it myself. I poured the glass halfway with the champagne then the rest of the way with orange juice. I took a sip as I turned back around and relaxed back into the jets, closing my eyes. It was a quiet night all I could hear was the water bubbling out of the jets.

Starring up at the twinkling stars getting lost in them when I heard the back door being opened. I looked behind me and saw Blake and Abel in swim trunks heading over. I could not take my eyes away from Abel’s chiseled chest and abs. He noticed me looking and winked at me with one of his cocky smirks. I could feel my cheeks heating up so I went under the water so he wouldn’t notice, came back up and tried to act as normal as possible.

“Hi, want a drink?” I asked.

“Are you drinking mimosa’s?” Asked Blake.

“Yes, too girly for you?” I asked

“Nah, I love mimosa’s.” He laughed.

“Help yourself, the bottle is already opened.”

Next Chapter: Chapter Twelve