Because We Are Different
Author: Wolfeygrrl

Chapter 1
New Friends

I open my eyes and looked up, the gun removed from my head. I could hear someone talking, but it wasn’t clear. One thing was; screams. Loud, frightened screams that were cut off suddenly.

Everything was quiet, now. I can’t move, though, I’m too exhausted. I feel my eyes grow heavy, but I didn’t want to go just yet. Someone was standing over me, but they blocked out the sun, leaving them to look like a blurry, black figure. I struggle to keep my eyes open but they continue to fight me. Finally I lose, letting sleep consume me.



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“Is she going to wake up yet?”

    Can I hear voices?   

“How am I supposed to know?”

“You’re the smart one.”

“Oh shut up! We don’t want to scare her when she wakes up!”

    Yeah, voices, but where are they coming from?   

“Make me!”


    Voices, but from where? I can’t see anything, or, are my eyes just close? Probably  

“Don’t call me that!”

“Shut up, I think she’s going to wake!”

“What?” I grumble opening my eyes.

“Hey! You’re right! She is awake!”

“I’m always right!”

    There’s two girls standing over me, who are they?   

“Hola, M’Friend! The name’s Lili!” cried the girl with red hair as if reading my thoughts. “Yes, I can read your thoughts!” she said giggling.

“I thought I told you not to scare her!” growled the other girl.

“Oh relax, Jirimiah!” cried Lili.

“It’s Jiri, ugh my name sounds like a zombified cat!” sighed Jiri. She shrugged and sat next to me. “So then, what’s your name?”

“Marley,” I whispered, still staring at the two of them, they seemed… different.

“Different is correct, M’Friend!” Lili smiled, revealing sharp teeth. “I’m a vampire, if you haven’t already guessed that by now!”

“Vampire?” I asked, kind of stupidly.

“Well, dah. I did kinda just said that!”

“Oh leave her be,” sighed Jiri.

“Oh c’mon!” whined Lili. I look over at her, she seemed normal to me. “Well, she ain’t! Aren’t ya, lizard?”

“Lizard!” Jiri cried, her green eyes changed from normal to cat like slits. “I’m not a lizard, I’m a dragon!” she snarled, but smiled and looked at me, “Do we scare you?”

I shook my head. “No.”

Lili frowned, “Dang…” Jiri laughed at her. I sat up and leant back against the pillow, my tail flicking around to sit next to me. Yes, tail. Lili started playing with my ears. “half cat, eh?”

“Wolf,” I growled at her.

“Whoa, relax! I was just kidding!” Lili grinned. I smiled, but my head was spinning. I closed my eyes and let my head fall back. “Tired, hunh? I guess you would be, you did run 15 bloody kilometres!” I laughed and looked at her.

“Trouble keeping up?” I teased her.

“No! Never!” she smirked.

“Sorry to interrupt, but I have an unfinished job to do,” said a rough, male voice. I look past Lili and see him, the guy who had been chasing me my whole life.

Jiri snarled and lunged forward, attacking him. Lili grabbed my arm and tugged me out from under the blankets. Had I been asleep on the floor? She dragged me through a busted window, pulling me down about three stories before landing on her feet. “C’mon, Jiri, we gotta go!” My head swam again and I could still feel myself falling, “Hey, Marley, you okay? Hey! Listen to me!”

I tried to at least, but I couldn’t. Her words just slurred themselves together. I shook my head, but my vision just blurred.

Those voices. They’re far away now. I can’t understand them…


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