Cherry Blossoms Part of Chapter 2 or 3
Meredith O’Rourke walked through the cherry blossom trees the petals below her feet covering the blows of her black heeled boots as they marched down Wesley Street. She sped up as she got closer to her parked car. Had she gone mad? No one was behind her, no one real. Her blue eyes darted back at the pink street behind her and nothing or no one was gaining on her. More blossoms blew off the trees as the wind kicked up. A storm of pink funneled toward her as the wind gained momentum. Then, in the middle of the flower storm he emerged, a beautiful man with short brown hair. He walked slowly toward her, dressed in all black. He was calm, powerful and coming.
His bright blue eyes beckoned her from five hundred feet away. She turned her head. I can’t look into his eyes. But I want to, she thought. This must have been the pull my grandmother wrote about.
“Meredith,” he said in the whisper she felt chime through her whole body.
A loud crash jolted her. She awoke in her dark living room and noticed the family journals were all over the hardwood floor. A pang of fear shot up through her chest and into her throat as she realized someone else had been in the house. She reached for the lamp in back of her. The light gave false comfort that she knew was temporary. The vampires knew that she knew. They were now watching.
The “Clair De Lune” went off on her phone. She jumped off the couch and searched the mess for it.
“Hello, this is Meredith.”
“You sound winded are you alright?” Rich McDonnell asked.
“Yes, yes, I was just cleaning.”
“I’m sorry to call you with this …….I don’t know how to …..”
“What is it, is it Sean?”
“He has gone missing.”
Her heart beat so hard it hurt.
“When did this happen?”
“This morning, I’m sorry we were looking for him, the police have looked for him. I didn’t want to call you I kept hoping we would find him.”
“Where is Dan? Why isn’t he calling me?”
“Dan is in Mass General.”
She dropped the phone. She felt light-headed and nauseous.
“Meredith, are you ok?”
She reached for the phone trying to hold it together.
“I am coming to Boston Immediately.”
She knelt down to grab the most important journals as she would take a few with her. Everyone she picked up had cherry blossom petals under them. She ran to her kitchen sick and threw up mostly in her long brown hair. This was it after all these years they found us, but why now? Sean was innocent, he was never told about this family secret. She knew it was the vampires, they took him.