"So how long have you been like this?" I asked.
He shrugged. "As long as I can remember. I've always been different," Flavus said.
I smiled. "Me too. I don't live in town because everyone hates me. At least I know I'm not alone anymore," I said.
I looked back at Chade and wondered what he was thinking.
"What's the deal with him?" Flavus asked, gesturing towards Chade. I shrugged.
"We're dating," I said, blushing.
What would he think? He stopped walking and gave me a strange look.
"You? Dating a monster?" he asked, unsure of whether to believe me or not.
"He's not a monster, he's just like a human. He was once a human, but he's been cursed. Don't call him a monster ever again," I said, crossing my arms.
He held up his hands. "Okay, okay, sheesh. I just met the guy, I didn't mean it. So, you and him. How did you meet?" he asked.
"I wanted answers about why I'm like this, and I figured he could help. It took a bunch of trying, but he eventually gave in and helped. We became friends, and finally something more," I explained. He nodded and started walking.
"Flavus, are your parents still around?" I asked, keeping pace with him.
"Yeah, but my dad thinks I'm the devil's son and my mom is always drunk, so they're not all quite there," he said, shrugging.
I nodded and kicked up leaves.
"Hey, I ran away from home because my dad would beat me, and I don't have anywhere to stay. Can I crash at your place?" he asked.
Of course he could, but I had been wanting to move here with Chade. Maybe Flavus could stay on his own.
"Sure, I guess. It's just a little shack, but you can stay if you want," I said.
He gave me a lopsided grin. "Great! I can't wait to get to know you better," he said happily.
We talked for hours afterward. Turns out he was almost exactly like me. I went and found Chade after a while. He was in the cement tunnel. I gave him a squeeze and smiled.
"Thanks for introducing us. And don't think that just because he's like me that I'm going to forget about you. I love you," I said, looking up at him.
"You know, he's like you, and he's human," he responded.
I gave him a curious look. "You're human too," I argued. He shook his head.
"You deserve better. He's like you, and he looks about your age. Twenty, right? You'd be better off with him," he said.
I grew angry. What was his problem?
"Are you saying you're not good enough for me? Chade, I love you, nothing's going to change that. Just because this guy came doesn't mean I'm going to leave you. I was actually wanting to move here with you and give him the shack," I said, furious.
"Really? I'm just saying, you have an opportunity to be normal, and I just want what's best for you," he said gently, trying to calm me down.
I huffed and sat down. "I know, but I don't care if I'm normal or not. In fact, I don't want to be normal anymore. I just want you," I said.
He pulled me closer and held me.
"I love you," he said.
It had been about three weeks since Flavus first showed up. I had convinced him to watch after my shack when I moved in with Chade. We had become good friends, and him and Chade seemed to get along. Everything was perfect. I had been walking with Flavus and we were laying by the cliff.
"You ever think about settling down, having kids?" he asked out of nowhere.
I blinked in surprise. "Not really," I said.
"You know, being with Chade means no kids, nothing, not even getting married," he commented.
I gave him a strange look. "I don't need those, I just need him to be happy," I explained, trying to get him to see I was fine.
He blew a piece of his bleach-blonde hair out of his face.
"Well, you'll want them later. Trust me," he said.
I just shrugged. "That won't get between me and Chade," I said.
He propped himself up on his elbow. "Violet, I love you," he said, staring into my eyes.
My heart dropped.
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Strange Happenings (A Slender FanFic)Fanfiction
Slenderman is a legendary scary monster, guardian of the pages. Violet Jaybird is an 18 year old girl that is afraid of nothing and has strange powers. She lives on her own in an old shack. She decides she needs answers, and heads out into the woods...