Felix turned around and walked back towards her, rejoining her.
“That’s all you say back? You need to study up on your comebacks, Vamp.”
He smirked a little and brushed his shoulder against her. He was inhumanly warm, but direct contact with him resulted in the fine hairs on one’s arms to standup on end. There was something dark about him. Darker than how he appeared now in his good spirits.
“You should really consider it. It would make my life a whole lot more interesting. Everyone here is so…boring.”
He spit it out like it was a disgusting word.
“I would hate to say that of a pretty girl like you…well pretty in spite of all that pale going on.”
Jess raised an eyebrow.
“Right. Despite the paleness. And don’t call me that.”
She said, as if she had heard that before.
“You think everyone here is boring? I think I’d choose different words for the people here.”
Peculiar, rude, difficult and irritating, she thought. Well, the people she had met before were like that. But then again, she was probably all those things herself.
“Though you seem pretty interesting, don’t you?”
She smirked slightly, almost mocking him. Felix brightened up significantly.
“You noticed that huh? Guess I underestimated you in the slightest.”
He does not see the hint of mockery or if he did, he chose to ignore it. The fact is he was of a heartless variety himself and found a bit of comrade with this bloodless girl. She seemed to be missing a lot of coldness however, and he decided that not all vampires are calculating bloodsuckers. Somehow, this disappointed him and turned his pleasant mood foul as his smile dropped from his features, replaced by something terrifying…nothingness…perfectly without expression. Jess stared at him, raising an eyebrow.
“I learned over the years not to underestimate people. And by the way, I was using sarcasm. Maybe you should learn some of it.”
She noticed he appeared a bit self-centered, and she did not like that about people. He did not reply to her, but gave into his brooding mood. Darkness seemed to follow him without any of the coldness that usually follows such secret torment. In fact, the temperature around him seemed to be increasing slowly. He suddenly looked at her blankly.
“I know what sarcasm is since I’m fond of using it myself.”
“Really? I don’t see it.”
She said calmly, and smirked slightly. She debated whether to just leave now as it was getting slowly warmer here anyway. She did not like the warmth, which was understandable. Since, as a general fact, she was cold all the time. She looked at him, sensing a foul mood coming from him.
“Who expects you to feel anything?”
He snapped back at her and sent a heat wave over her with his brewing anger. He turned away from her and shut his eyes. He breathed deeply through his nose and clenched and unclenched his fists rapidly. He tried to reign in the summer inside of him and release more of the shadows that blackened his heart. She sent a death glare at his back, clenching her fists. Her nails started to dig into her skin.
“Nobody. But you don’t know anything about me, so shut up.”
She seethed at his back. He turned rapidly and clutched her slender throat in his hand. His face was two inches from hers seething with suppressed rage and darkness. His unique blue eyes turned as black as his heart as he breathed heavily in her face. His breath smelled of sunshine and sulfurs, a heady combination. He squeezed her neck lightly.
“Never tell an angry person to shut up. You’ll learn to regret it.”
Jess panicked slightly, but was getting sick of people doing this to her. So, she kicked him hard in the leg. When she fell out of his grasp, she glared at him and replied with anger seeping from her words.
“Well don’t tell me what to do. You’ll learn to regret that.”
Raven feathered wings ripped out of Felix’s back as he mumbled in a weird language, after she kicked him. When his eyes met hers, they looked murderous. He literally flew at her and he was on top of her on the ground in a matter of seconds.
“I say it as a warning, my Diamond. You need to be forewarned.”
His hands encircled her wrists as he pinned her to the ground. There was nothing erotic or romantic about it…okay…maybe a little. Her eyes widened when he did this, staring at his wings before his face. He looked absolutely frightening, and she was kind of freaked out right now, not that she would admit that out loud. She forced her voice to sound calm and steady, the complete opposite of how she felt, as she swallowed hard.
“Get off me.”
Felix helped her to her feet and shoved his hands in his pockets with a grim expression.
“Now you see how ugly I am.”
He did not look at her as he said this, but got a faraway look in his eyes before his black eyes focused on the soft curves of her face.
“You would stay away from me if you want to stay undead. Hanging around me will result in worse than a second death, my Diamond.”
The endearment seemed strange and foreign. Diamond? Jess was a diamond? It seemed right to him though. Jess blinked, watching him carefully. She was silent a moment, absentmindedly wondering why he chose the name ‘diamond’ to describe her, when she asked him a question that popped into her mind.
“Wait, so are you telling me who to hang out with or that I should go away?”
Since when did she leave danger? But, why would he be dangerous?
“I’m not telling you to do anything. The choice is always yours. I am merely stating the obvious.”
His wings flapped slightly in the breeze as he watched her process his words. He did not feel time the way most mortals did. He only saw forever, never today or the here and now. Always looking to the future. That was who he was and who he had become.