.:13 and Three: Chapter Nineteen:.I came out of my room in new clothes that hadn't been stained with grass, dirt, and blood. Tammy looked quite shaken."What's up with her?" I asked Nox out of Tammy's earshot."She's just barely caught on that we're monsters and that she's one of us," she said, glancing back.Oh, stupid me. Way to break it to her."Give me a moment alone with her."She made everyone go away. I sighed and sat down next to her."Welcome to our home.""Vidia..." Her voice caught."Mm-Hmm?""Brad got to them."My throat seized up."Brad got to them? Carrie and Lindy?""You probably didn't see their graves.""When did this happen?!""A couple of weeks after you were gone. I had to sell the cake shop. Too many painful memorizes, and not enough money now that VTLC was now just T."I pondered this. I had never apologized. I never had gotten to see them again. I had never said a real goodbye. I never thanked them.But, in my heart, I knew they were happy. Somehow, I knew that.She had relaxed considerably."It'
.:13 and Three: Chapter Eighteen:.I'll just say Vlad came out of nowhere.Brad had dropped me onto the grave of Ciara Vandergrift at Vlad's impact and Lily ran to me."Hold on, Vidia. I can only help you if you have the will to live!" She pleaded. Nox, Eve, and Fang fell to my side. I felt warm."Keep holding on, babe," Fang said. I smiled weakly at how he always insisted upon calling all the girls pet names.Eve reached out to stroke my face. "Don't even think about closing your eyes!"Someone in black loomed over them. Ivy nodded in acknowledgment.*Close your eyes. I need to talk to you.*I obeyed. Nox screamed in sorrow.*Hold on, Sunshine.*It was a skeleton."Grim Reaper?"*You knew me as Death. But those are my more famous names. Please, Vidia Lillibeth, stay.*"Why?"*I won't take you until you are ready.*"Most people make you out to be greedy, to steal anyone you can."*You know better than that. The only people closer to me than your parents was you. Hold on.*"Vidia, don't die!" Lily cried. Adam was holding