The Darkest Days ch8
Chapter 8 - Dying Inside
Lissa was in the chapel's attic sobbing. She missed me so much. She's been practicing spirit for two hours everynight for the past week. The darkness was too much. She pulled the razor blade from her purse and dug it into her arm. We both cried out.
"Roza!" Dimitri's panicked voice brought me out of Lissa's head, "You're bleeding!" What? I looked at my wrist. Sure enough there was blood seeping out of it.
"Someone call Christian. Tell him to go take care of Liss. She's in the church's attic," I demanded. Everyone had come back into the room when they heard Dimitri yell.
"I'm on it, Rose," Pavel said.
"Comrade, help me?" I asked softly.
"Of course, love," he helped me clean and bandage my wrist. He kissed the top, "How did this happen?"
"Lissa's in pain. A lot of it. Daddy, can you arrange for my friends to transfer to Saint Basil's? Please?"
"I'll see what I can do, kiz," he said, sounding puzzled.
"I need her with me. And Christian would never let her go
The Darkest Days ch7
Chapter 7 - I Think Something's Wrong
I woke up the next morning still wrapped in Dimitri's arms. He was still asleep and I would have been content to just lie there next to him but my stomach hurt. Really bad. I closed my eyes and tried to ignore the pain and it worked for a while. Then a stab of intense pain shot through my stomach and I saw stars. I tried to get up but Dimitri just tightened his grip on me.
"Pavel," I gritted out through clenched teeth, "Go get a doctor and call Abe. Dimitri, wake up." I stirred slightly and his eyes fluttered open.
"Roza," he smiled at me then saw the look on my face and turned serious, "What's wrong?"
"It hurts," I whimpered.
"What hurts, Roza? Talk to me, love," he urged. I whimpered as another stab of pain coursed through me.
"My stomach." He looked horrified. I'm sure I did too. All I could think about was my baby. I wrapped my arms around my stomach and squeezed my eyes shut. Dimitri rested his hands on my arms and rubbed them soothingly.
The Darkest Days ch6
Chapter 6 - You Won't Hurt Me, Roza
"Comrade. It's time to wake up, baby," I heard my Roza's tear-filled voice plead. I opened my eyes and stared into hers. She smiled sadly down at me and kissed my forehead, "I need you to wake up now. I need you." Now I'm confused.
"Roza, I am awake baby," I said. She couldn't hear me. I was floating gently. Fully aware of my surroundings. But I was still unconscious. My Roza couldn't hear me but continued to cry.
"Our baby's getting so big so fast. You can't miss it. We need you. I need you. God, Dimitri, I need you more than I need air. Wake up," she pleaded. I tried. I tried so hard. But I just couldn't wake up. I was in-between life and death. Deep down, I know it's the life-support keeping me alive. But I like to think it's Roza. My Roza.
"Dimitri. I need you. Wake up!" I sobbed against his shoulder and held his hand tightly in my own. My other hand rested on my slightly buldging stomach, "Please wake up."
"Rose," Baba came up behind m
The Darkest Days ch5
Chapter 5 - Dimitri
I was pacing back and forth, waiting for my phone to ring. Dimitri has been gone for three days and is supossed to be back in two. He's called me everyday at ten p.m. to say good night. It's ten-thirty. He hasn't called yet. I felt sick.
"Kizim, stop pacing. I'm sure Dimitri's fine," Abe told me, "He can take care of himself. Maybe his phone died."
"His phone?" I exclaimed, "He's so fucking organized, he'd never let his phone die. Maybe he died! And if he died, then I don't know what I'll do. I need him. Our child needs him! Oh God, I'm gonna be sick."
My phone finally rang. But it scared me and I screamed. I then answered it.
"Dimitri," I breathed into the phone.
"Is this Roza?" a voice that is not my Dimitri's asked. I checked the caller ID, it said Comrade <3.
"It's Rose," I snapped, "Only Dimitri calls me Roza. Now who the hell are you and why do you have his phone?"
"My name is Xander Harris. I was on the rescue mission with Dimitri. He was hurt badly.
The Darkest Days ch4
Chapter 4 - Eating For Two
"Rose," Liss said from behind me, "How you doing?"
"Not good," I told her honestly, "Dimitri left this morning." Lissa came over and hugged me tight. I hugged her back just as tight. She pulled away to look at me but didn't let go. I looked into her jade-green eyes.
"Okay. What do you need to tell me?" I asked.
"The queen set a date for Adrian and Tasha's trial," she said slowly, carefully. I stiffened at the mention of the two people who caused me so much pain. I nodded.
"And when is this happening?"
"Three-weeks from today." I nodded again.
"I'll be there," I said, sounding way stronger than I felt. The dream started to fade and my body started shaking slighty.
"Someone's waking you up. Bye Rose," Lissa said sadly.
"Bye Liss. Love you."
"Love you too."
"Rose. Wake-up kizim," Abe said as he continued to shake me gently, "I need to tell you something."
"If it's about the trial, I know. Liss just told me," I said, wipping sleep from my eyes. He nodded.
The Darkest Days ch3
Chapter 3 - Hey Liss
"Why haven't I learned about alchemists in school? You'd think that would be a good thing to know, or maybe that's just me," I complained after everything had been explained to me. Sydney still looked really uncomfortable, "And why are you so tense?"
"You people are unnatural," she answered in a clipped tone. I was taken aback. No on has ever called me unnatural before, except that one time I put ketchup on a taco, but what was I supossed to do, we were out of hot sauce! (A/N: Sound familar?)
"That's a bit rude, don't ya think?" I asked in true Rose Hathaway style.
"Not as rude as drinking blood," was Sydney's dry response. In all honesty, I was impressed. Not many people can come up with a good comeback to me. But I'm never going to let her no that.
"I don't drink blood, I much prefer Pepsi."
"I'm not an idiot. But you are the unnatural spawn of the bloodsuckers when they still hooked up with humans," the disgust in her tone was evident.
"There you go again w
The Darkest Days ch2
Chapter 2 - What Are Alchemists?
I woke up to a kiss on my shoulder blade. I rolled over and gazed into Dimitri's warm, brown eyes.
"Good-morning, beautiful," he whispered.
"'Morning," I grinned at him then kissed his lips softly. I kissed him again, harder this time. I rolled us over so I was stratling his waist. I leaned down and placed a passionate kiss on his lips which he returned instantly. I felt him press against my thigh, "Someone's happy to see me."
"I'm always happy to see you, Roza," then he flipped us over so he was on top. He kissed me hard and his hands trailed up my stomach underneath my shirt. I moaned into his mouth. The door burst open and we sprang apart.
"Who wants breakfast?" Abe exclaimed, coming into the room with a tray full of food.
"If you didn't have food right now, Baba, I would kill you for always ruining the mood," I told him, utterly serious.
"You love me, kizim, you know you do," he grinned, barring his fangs. I rolled my eyes.
"I need a shower," D
The Darkest Days-Prologue
Prologue - There's Always Something
After dying and being brought back and bonded to my best friend, losing another best friend to Strigoi, almost killing myself, and being kidnapped by to lovestruck psycos, you would have thought I've seen it all. But now with the Strigoi closing in on Baia, my fiance going off to fight them, and getting used to the idea of my mom's and my own pregnancy, I've never been more stressed. I will be living with my parents while Dimitri's away and I'm not sure if I can handle listening to my parents having sex. I guess I'm in for quite a ride. Oh, by the way, my name's Rose Hathaway, I just met my father and am waiting for my friends to move to Russia to be with me, my finace, and our family's and my life has never been more hectic. Well, there's always something.
The Darkest Days
Chapter 1 - I Promise
"Don't they have enough guardians without taking you too?" I pleaded.
"Roza, I'm so sorry but I have to. I have to protect you and our child. Plus there's the rest of our family," Dimitri tried to console me.
"But it's not fair! After everything that's happened in the past month and now I might loose you! I can't do that! I won't," I cried, tears streaming down my face. He pulled me into his arms, holding me close and stroking my back.
"Everything will be fine. We have a plan, it's not fool-proof but I think it will all work out. I will come back to you. Besides, I don't even leave until tomorrow," he reasoned. I nodded, still crying.
"Belikov's a great guardian and a better man, kizim, he'll be fine," my father, Abe Mazur, spoke up from his spot on the couch. Even in his own home he wears flashy suits with even flashier ties. This one is black with neon orange.
"You don't know that for sure! What if a bunch of Strigoi overpower him?" I asked, panicked.