I made it to LA eventually. My cash supply was severely reduced due to transportation so I had to do a lot of odd jobs. In a few years I would have to either win the lottery, find a buried treasure অথবা সরানো somewhere other than America where a "fourteen বছর old" could get a full time job. I loved LA. I missed বন্ধু from years পূর্বে though. I wouldn't be able to handle LA for four অথবা five years. It was better in small doses. I felt emptier than I had in a long time.
The emails had slowed but not ceased. I usually took several days to respond but I checked almost every day. Two months after I had met the vampires, I saw one that scared me:
Just so আপনি know there are a few ভ্যাম্পায়ার coming to LA (friends of ours, but with a আরো traditional diet). Probably not a problem I just thought you'd want to know. DO NOT TELL YOUR বন্ধু ABOUT US but আপনি might be able to convince them to stay in groups if you're worried.
I saw another message from her, sent just a few মিনিট after the first
I just saw আপনি panicking. Don't panic it's not a big deal. It happens all the time.
I shot back
to the first and and didn't reply to the সেকেন্ড before fleeing. A few days later I started to relax a bit. I checked my যন্ত্রপত্র for the first time. In addition to a couple from the নেকড়ে there was one from Alice.
What part of "don't panic" is so hard to get? If আপনি can't be reasonable I won't send আপনি warnings. Nessie says hello.
For the first time, I noticed her signature "Rock Paper Scissors: I win" I laughed harder than I had in a while.
I still had যন্ত্রপত্র contact with Jacob, Seth and sometimes Leah. Sam sent me one every other week. Quil and Embry sometimes included greetings in Jacob's emails. I replied to Leah আরো readily than the others but even with her I tried to keep my distance.
I was walking around in Nevada when I reentered the realm of the supernatural. I was alone and enjoying the fresh air. Then I was on the ground wishing I would die. I felt like I was being crushed and the voice of a man in an echo chamber sounded "Stop fighting this instant! Both of you! This has gotten out of hand" I didn't know who I was fighting but I had to obey "I will! I'll do anything!" I tried to scream "Please stop! I'll do anything!" The man's voice was no longer in the echo chamber "Who's there?" He demanded and the crushing stopped.
I didn't know how badly I was hurt but I knew I needed help. I couldn't tell any doctor what had happened. Except maybe...