Jade was hanging her apron in Sam's office. She could feel him approaching her and was about to reach out to touch her shoulder when she faced him with a cold look on her face.
"What can I do for ya, Sam?" she asked, already knowing where this conversation was going.
"Are you free tonight?" he asked. Jade nearly rolled her eyes at him.
And here we go…
Of course, she saw this coming, but was annoyed nonetheless. She was fully aware of the little games Sam likes to play. Lately, Dawn has been his latest mission…much to Jade's displeasure, knowing Dawn had asked earlier to take tomorrow night off. She huffs.
"No, I'm not. Tonight, is my night off and I plan to take full advantage of it. Why? Is Dawn asking for another night off again?" Jade sneered at him, not hiding her annoyance. Sam frowned.
"Well, we're going to be short-handed tonight and I need you." Sam snapped.
"Why do you need me? Hmmm? There are other waitresses here who need that shift more than I do." She paused, thinking about her nosy, red-headed associate. "Why don't you give the shift to Arlene? She has kids to feed and bills to pay…looks like she needs it way more than I do." Sam scoffs.
"Damn it, Jade! Why can't you ever do I what I want?!" Sam yelled. Jade stopped, and looked back at him her eyes turning into slits…like a pissed off cat.
"What you want?" Her voice was eerily calm and quiet. "You listen here, you no good perverted redneck…I have been busting my ass dealing with narrow-minded freeloadin' rednecks for years. Not only that, but lately I've been picking up Dawn's slack because she keeps asking for time off…hmmm, I wonder why that is? Oh wait, I know…it's because she's a whore with no priorities! And Sam, don't EVER ask me to cover for Dawn shifts again." Jade said it so much eerily calm that it made Sam shiver.
She walked away with her things, getting her keys out her purse. She stopped in the doorway. "And don't you dare ask Sookie either, she and I are not your personal doormats you can walk all over when you want." She said without turning around, and then walked way. The moment she reached the entrance she heard a crash…making her grin to herself. If Jade could laugh, she'd be cackling by now…but she didn't want to make him madder.
Jade was in the parking lot, noticing Sookie's car was gone already. She spotted her navy blue 86' Camaro and strolled towards it. She felt another shiver trickling slowly down her spine, very much like the one she felt when those two strangers came in tonight. She looked around, seeing nothing, but the feeling never went away. She felt like she was being watched. She fumbled with her keys, and unlocked her door. The moment she slammed it shut, she locked the doors then started her car, and the engine came to life.
She sighed in relief, feeling safe as she drove out onto the road towards her home. Suddenly the feeling came back again, making her feel uneasy. She pressed down on the gas pedal speeding up, she could feel her heart rate rising, her breathing becoming shallow. She let out a breath as she approached her house, feeling relieved.
The house was dark, meaning her mother wasn't home…again.
She must be out with her idiot boyfriend Leon.
Jade shook her head at her mother's antics, and her inability to be responsible. She's been taking care of her mom since she'd been able to work How did Jade become the one to take care of them? That she was the one carrying her own mother, who really should be the one taking care of her? When she turned 10, she had to ask Gran to teach her to cook, to clean, and to pay bills…while her mother went out and partied her ass off.
It was embarrassing when Sheriff Dearborn would often bring her mother home all drunk and passed out. Then, the next day the town would be gossiping about it giving her piteous looks, and a condescending speech.
Jade shook her head, pushing her anger and bitterness to the side. She got out her car, and slowly walked over to the front of her house. She unlocked the door walking in and closing it behind her. She leaned against the door and let out a puff of air. She felt safe, but something was still bothering her…making her feel itchy.
What the hell was going on?
Jade decided to let it go and ignore her feelings for the time being. She placed her purse on the hook by the door and continued up the stairs to her bedroom. She wanted a shower badly, but was too exhausted to care. Instead she stripped all her clothing, put on night gown and fell into bed.
The moment her head hit the pillow she was out like a light.
So many centuries of loneliness, and boredom had taken its toll on him. He can't remember the last time he had enjoyed being a vampire of the company another. He just couldn't. Now after all this time he may have finally found something worthwhile.]
He couldn't believe after all this time of searching he had finally found her. The moment he walked into the Shifter's bar; he had found what he was looking for. All the way from Europe he felt something pulling him to the United States. Almost immediately, he grabbed his comrade and dragged him into America. He couldn't understand what it was, but now watching her from the darkness of the trees… he did understand.
She was meant to be his…his progeny…his child.