Everything they say is remotely the same, as I walk down the hallway to my room. Even though they have no right to call me those things when half of them have close to the same problems...or they did before they came here. Where is here, you may ask? The Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment. So basically I'm locked up in a crazy house. I'm here because I'm a vampire and society is scared of my kind.
How they know I'm one? I was seen by my grandmother while my friend, Onyx, and I were drinking from my boyfriend. She and I used to drink from each other but that no longer quenches either of our thirsts. My boyfriend agreed to let us drink from him so we did and now both Onyx and I are in this place...
At least we were put in a room together. We've been best friends for the past 4 years since Crimson, my boyfriend, who is also Onyx's brother, started dating. We quickly realized the other is a vamp and here we are four years later, locked up basically because of what brought us together in the first place.
"Hi, Onyx" I say as I walk into our room. She looks up from her book and says 'hi' then goes back to reading. I walk to my bed and allow myself to fall backwards onto it and close my eyes.
"How was it with Dr. Weathers?" I hear Onyx ask from across the room. In case you were wonder, Dr. Melissa Weathers is one of the many therapists in this place.
"About as good as they ever go. But I do have to admit I like her better than Gregson" I reply, "She's nicer."
"Yeah, yeah, yeah. You told me I just didn't listen."
I feel my bed dip a little under Onyx's weight as she lies down next to me. We stay there in a comfortable silence. This is what we usually do when we're both through with classes and sessions every day. After a while I drift to sleep.
I love dreams. I really do. At the moment I am seeing insanely colored bunnies and lollipops, and friendly pink skulls. It's insane and has to be because of the meds they force me to take for sleep.
I'm slowly pulled away from my dreams as I feel my bed shift and a pair of soft, warm lips brush against mine. My eyes flutter open to reveal Onyx smiling down at me. Yes, that means she's the one that kissed me. And yes, that also means I am bi to have let her kiss me. Which would be why people were calling me a homo earlier. I smile up at her and she leans down and kisses me again.
"How did you sleep?" She asks as she breaks our kiss.
"Fine, I guess"
"Well that's good"
"Yupp", I reply, "So why'd you wake me up, beautiful?"
"Ugh. I hate being with all the other people here..."
"I do too babe. I do too"
I get up off my bed, walk over to our vanity, and reapply some eyeliner. Onyx does the same once I finish and go into the bathroom to find a brush for my hair. After we finish making ourselves look a bit more presentable, we walk out the door hand-in-hand. As we walk into the dining room, we hear disgusted noises from a few people. Homophobes. That's all they are is a bunch of sorry ass homophobes.
"I'm sorry I got us into this place." I whisper to Onyx.
"Don't blame yourself, Ivory."
"But if I would've allowed us to wait to drink from Crimson then we wouldn't be stuck in this hell hole."
"No, it's my fault too"
"Okay then.." I trail off and then add in a much happier voice, "I'm soo glad it's the weekend."
"No more being forced to every single meal when we have good food in our room. No going to classes and there's only one therapy session and that's on Sunday afternoon."
"Oh hell, what's tomorrow?"
"Saturday the 15th."
"Oh my God!!!" I nearly scream before adding, "Crimson is visiting tomorrow!!!"
I don't even try hiding my grin and Onyx doesn't hide hers either. Crimson, my boyfriend/her brother always makes it easier to be here. He visits about twice a month and he's here for both Saturday and Sunday every weekend that he does come.
"I can't wait to see him" She smiles.
"Just do me a favor babe"
"What's that?" I ask.
"Don't be all over each other like last time. It makes me jealous" She smiles and winks at me.
"Fine. I'll just be all over you and make him jealous" I giggle.
We both grab a plate and walk to the buffet styled table. I pick up two slices of pepperoni pizza along with four cheese sticks, a small salad, and a few buffalo wings. Onyx gets exactly the same except no salad and more cheese sticks. Yeah, we eat a lot.
After setting my tray on our usual table I turn and walk to a vending machine getting a blue and a green Monster Energy Drink. I hand Onyx the green one and she smiles up at me.
"You know me so well"
"Of course. What kind of person doesn't know their best friend/girlfriend extremely well?"
She blushes when I call her my girlfriend. We've only been official for about 2 months. Crimson doesn't mind me dating her too though because he thinks it's hot that I'm bi. Just as long as he doesn't have to watch me with Onyx, since she's his sister and all.
"I'm so looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow."
"I am too. We have to get up by like 10:30 though so we'll be awake when Crimson gets here at 11." I remind her.
"The only down side of him being here."
"Yep." I agree before starting to eat at a piece of pizza.