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'Scarlet's birthday is coming! What am I going to do?' Alice said these words in her head loud in her head while doing English homework. It’s not like I chose to hear people’s thoughts, or like I hear everyone’s thoughts just the people I know and I’m most close to and the older I get the stronger I can hear. I know it sounds so exciting, becoming 16 and whatever, but I wasn't looking forwarded to getting older. I wasn't looking forward to my 16th birthday ever. Alice is my very best friend ever since the 6th grade. She knows everything about me, almost everything that is. My secret isn't that simple to just tell.
I check the time it's going on 4. The library is quiet as usual and room is cold. It's empty too. The smell is taunting, but I've got control. I sit and pretend I'm finishing up my last subject’s homework. Alice hasn’t figure out that I’ve finished awhile ago.
"Hey are you done?" I nodded and closed my book. "I just finished doing my English. All I need is Science now." She looked at her watch with a rectangular figure. "Oh shoot! I've got to go. I think dad is coming home today!" Alice's father isn't home much.
Alice’s father is always away on business as a congressman. He hasn't realized that his family was slowly slipping away. Alice's older sister, Andrea, is going on her seconded year in college, studying to be a professional lawyer, and still trying to find ways to tell her family that she’s a lesbian and is planning on getting married to her partner. Alice's mother is always out of the house too with her job as an accountant, secretly having thoughts of divorce.
I guess that's why Alice has a hard time in the family. She doesn't really want to have anything to do with lawyers or congressmen or accountants. She wants to be a famous photographer. She started with art classes and was so good that her art teacher invited her to an art exhibition when she was 13. She ended up falling in love with every single photograph hanging on that wall. Since then she’s never looked at a paint brush. I ended up giving her first professional camera in the 8th grade for her birthday. She fell in love with it so quickly she snuck out her room to watch the sunset go down, taking pictures not of the sunset its self but the things around it.
"Have fun Alice!" I supported her while I packed my bags slowly. As soon as she left I was dying out of thirst. I walked home, holding my breath.
My house wasn’t as big as my others were in Europe. It was normal sized and I grew up in it. We have lots of houses and there all bigger than this one. Nobody really knows about it though, its part of the secret.
"Scarlet, where in the world have you been, what were you thinking? You could of lost control, just look at yourself!" I felt weaker than ever. Julia went to give me a drink and sighed. "This should make you better."
"I'm fine Julia. I had control the whole time." She gave me a straight look.
"Scarlet it's no time to joke. Your 16th birthday is coming up very soon and you know what it means." I sighed. She has told me this so many times, I was sick of it. I couldn’t read her mind yet but I knew what she was thinking. I couldn’t read her mind because she was a vampire; I can’t read vampire’s thoughts, except for my own, of course, but then again I’m not a full vampire.
"Yes Julia, I become a full vampire. And for me I have to be extra careful." She smiled at me. Julia is my older sister, much older. She's over 70 years old actually and looks like if she was 25 years old. After they look a day over 35 they stop aging. Well except for the second born. I won’t look a day over 20.
I had to be extra careful because it’s not like vampires to have a seconded child. It’s very unusual actually. Out of thousands and thousands of vampires out there less than 1.5% has an older sibling. You see vampires usually have only one child and only one child, but if they end up having a second child the second child is more powerful. More powerful or dies during the change. Those who survive are born royalty they say. A second child is born with not only more strength, speed, an extra gift that only they can do and control when they hit 16 and survive they also have more beauty and power can take over the world. That’s why most vampires don’t know I’m the second child. I’m a secret. When moms or dads friends visit I have to pretend I’m a full vampire so they think that I was converted into one so Vamp Empire won’t come for me.