Hatch thanked the woman behind the counter at the blood bank and promptly left with his supplies. The rain had begun to pour down harder than before. The vampire just sighed, pulled up his hood and kept his head down as he walked.
As he approached his house he bumped into someone, the rain obscuring his vision and to be honest he wasn’t really paying attention to the things going on around him. He lifted his head looking at the person he had bumped into.
“Katie?” Hatchet was shocked, he hadn’t seen his girlfriend in what felt like years. He wrapped his arms around the faerie letting her into a tight hug.
Katie could barely see. The rain was getting the best of her and her eyes might have been filling with tears. She tired to take a deep breath as she walked away. But she ran head long into someone. A very familiar someone.
Katie looked up as she heard her name. Her heart soared as she made eye contact. She wrapped her arms around him trying to keep the tears in. “I’m so sorry.” She repeated over and over with her face buried in his shoulder.
“Oh wow,” Emily said softly, biting her lip gently. She turned to get the mugs and tea down from the cabinet. She glanced over at Katie. “But … why were you gone for so long? Why didn’t you call or send a postcard or something?”
Katie didn’t look up. “I was kind of running away.” She shrugged and played with the hem of her shirt. “I just didn’t know what to say.” She looked up at her twin, “I didn’t send anyone postcards. Or call anyone. I had no words for anyone…I needed to remember somethings about life.”
“Ori left around the same time you did,” Emily said, shrugging slightly. “But I would’ve avoided her anyway …” She bit her lip, not liking to talk about Ori. She moved to the stove, putting on a kettle of water to boil. She turned to Katie then. “Where did you go?” she asked curiously.
“Good. Good.” Katie said absentmindedly. “Oh everywhere. Home, Paris, Cannes, parts of Italy, Greece, Corsica, Mostly Cannes though.” Katie shrugged, Cannes was one of her most favorite places in the world.
Emily shrugged. “There was someone … kind of. But she’s straight. And anyway, she has a boyfriend now.” She turned to the kitchen then. “Can I get you tea or something?” she asked curiously. “I have your favorite.” She grinned faintly.
Katie frowned, “Well that sucks. Been avoiding Ori then?” Katie asked curiously. Then grinned, “Oh hell yes.” She kept her arm around her sister and steered her into the kitchen.
Emily smiled, stepping forward to wrap her arms around her twin, burying her face in the faerie girl’s wet hair. “I’m so glad you’re back,” she said softly. She knew they’d bickered in the past, but all that was forgotten now. The ache in her chest was alleviating just holding her sister.
Katie returned the hug with a sigh. It was nice to feel almost whole again. “I’m glad to be back. No girls have broken your heart while I’ve been gone have they?” Katie leaned back and eyed her sister. “Cause I’ll kick their ass.”
“Oh, um, not much,” Emily admitted. She shrugged. “Just … helping people, working on potions, you know.” She bit her lip. “I really really missed you. It’s been so quiet here.” She looked around the house and then back at Katie.
“Are you here to stay?” Emily asked hopefully then, smiling hesitantly as she reached up to brush her wet hair back from her face.
Katie watched her twin with a twinge of regret. She hated that she had left Emily for so long. She inhaled deeply and let it go. ”I’ve missed you too. So so much.” She said quietly.
“I’m here to stay.” She grinned. “I learned one thing while I was away. Home really is where the heart is.” She smiled a small smile. “My whole being hurts with out you next to me and without Hatch close enough to walk to at the least.”
I’ll be okay, you just be safe Emily.
I’ll check on you as soon as I can.
Katie looked herself over in the mirror. Her hair had gotten long and her makeup almost unnoticeable. She bit her lip as she picked up her umbrella. She had just finished talking with Em and she needed to see Hatch. This infernal rain wasn’t going to stop her. She wasn’t going to let anything stop her from seeing her love. Even if he didn’t love her anymore. She need to see him.
She descended the stairs and disappeared out the door. She opened her sturdy umbrella and took off to the vampire neighborhood. Butterflies attacked her chest and stomach. She couldn’t get them to calm down. She had been with Hatch over a year and she still felt these butterflies.
Hatch’s house came in to her view and she stopped for a moment. Could she really do this? She asked herself. She shook her hair to clear it and continued. She reached his door and reached her hand out to knock but pulled it back.
She stared at the door. She was soaked. She didn’t know when but she had let her umbrella fall down. Her hair was drenched, as were her clothes and shoes. She felt tears well up in her eyes. She had been such a bad girl friend. She knocked on the door after mustering up all of her courage.
But before he could answer she turned away. He probably wasn’t even in Sunnybrooke anymore. She told herself as she walked away from his house slowly as she wrapped her arms around herself.
Emily ran down the stairs, having thought she heard her twin’s voice. “Katie!” she exclaimed before she’d gotten all the way down. She jumped the last couple steps, sprinting over to the other girl and flinging her arms around her, despite the fact that Katie was dripping wet.
“You were gone for so long! I-I was afraid you’d never come back,” Emily admitted. She didn’t want to admit it, but she couldn’t help but tell the truth. It was her twin after all.
Katie returned the excitement as her twin came bounding down the stairs, “Emily!” She grinned and caught the hug swinging the girl around in a circle once before stopping and hugging her tightly. She buried her face in the dr hair of her twin.
“Oh I couldn’t leave forever! You should know that!” She hugged her sister tighter. “I just needed to get away and I realized that no matter where I am my heart is here. With you. With Hatch.” She told her sister as she pulled back to look at her, “Well now. Look at you. Tell me what you’ve been up to!”
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