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Rude Beginnings: Part 5

In fact, he became pensive and his eyes glazed over with hidden meaning. When Jess came back up for air, he stirred his fingers in the water and broached the topic.

“What is your take on the whole Romeo Juliet thing?”

Such eloquent words, he thought. Jess stared at him when she came up for air out of the water, a little confused at his question.

“What do you mean?”

She questioned, and then shrugged slightly.

“You mean that most people are sad that they didn’t get the ending they assumed it would be, because they both died?”

She did not think this was what he meant.

“Yes and no. Do you believe in fate, destiny, love at first sight, and star-crossed lovers?”

Felix peered over at her in curiosity. He had not asked someone this question in a while and he forgot how conversing with humans…er…once humans, could be like talking to his own kind…and how so different. It was confusing and endearing…but also something else that he could not quite put his finger on. She blinked.

“What an odd question to ask someone you just met.”

She mumbled, and then was silent for a moment as she thought about it.

“Love at first sight? No. Star-crossed lovers? Yes. Destiny? Isn’t that the same as fate?”

She asked, looking at him.

“But sure, I guess.”

She shrugged. Felix smiled and shakes his head.

“No. Fate and Destiny is not the same thing. They are entirely different. Fate is something unavoidable that befalls you. Destiny, however, is the power that determines the course of certain events. So, Destiny rules Fate and Fate is determined by Destiny.”

He stared at the sparkling sun shining over the horizon for a moment.

“I ask, because my people believe in both Destiny and Fate. But love will destroy you if you let it happen.”

Jess considered this for a moment before responding.

“Ah. Okay. I guess that makes sense.”

She murmured, even though it still confused her a bit but she was not going to ask any more about it and risk sounding like a complete idiot. She nodded slowly, looking at the water.

“Interesting.”

Felix felt silence fill in the void of speech. It did not feel uncomfortable to him, but peaceful and serene. Two things he had not had in a long, long time. Jess looked at the ocean, playing with the salty water in her hand. She enjoyed the breeze blowing lightly through her hair and the waves lapping at her legs, all silent but the whispering waters. Felix felt the first tickling signs of hunger and moaned slightly lowly. He placed a hand to his mouth to cover it up. He turned towards the shore and called over his shoulder.

“Let’s get something to eat. I’m beginning to starve.”

His smile slipped off his lips as the pain grew. I am so stupid, he thought. He should have known that this much time away from humans was stupid and reckless…but he enjoyed being a rebel, and someday it will come at a high price that he will not be able to pay. Jess raised an eyebrow when she heard his stomach growl loudly, looking over at him. Surely, he knew she did not normally eat human food. It was not exactly tasty. Well, that was technically a lie, since she could eat human food without it being disgusting. It was just bland had no flavor whatsoever. But she shrugged and walked to the shore and out of the water.

“Yeah, okay. Where?”

“What place would be jammed full of humans with teen angst?”

Felix asked this question in all seriousness. He needed to be in contact with humans in order to feed with the most sustaining energy, but she did not need to know that that is how he feed off of the emotional energy of humans. He drained them of their intense feelings, leaving them nothing but hollowed, empty shells for a period of time. It was not permanent. So what, he thought, so they would feel a bit emotionless for a day or two. It was not a big deal. Jess thought a moment, thinking at first he was only joking, but then seeing the seriousness on his face.

“Uhm… The pizza place?”

She suggested. Usually there were teens there, and where there were teens, that is usually where angst is. They were so emotional, she thought. Annoyed by this fact, she looked at him and wondered why he wanted to know this.

“Then let us feed…er…Eat.” He led her to the place.

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