CRAVE FOR YOU
"I'm hearing the wind blow through the branches, I'm feeling the cold breeze that for some reason is feeling warm against my skin. With leaves covering half my body, feeling trapped under a pile of stone. I'm trying to wake up from this nightmare, but can't seem to open my eyes as they are bonded shut. There is a burning sensation in the back of my throat like the heat from a fire blazing from the embers. I'm paralyzed by the fear of opening my eyes to the reality of the situation. I find myself in the middle of the woods, laying there, lifeless. I finally opened my eyes to disorientation that slowly became clear as day, not knowing what was happening to me. So I got up. My vision was clear and crisp. I had lost my glasses but for some reason they were not needed. I could see every thing in details and that was frightening to me. I got up from the ground and looked around. Trying to get the location of where I was. The burning came back. I was trying to swallow , but all I could feel was that deep inferno. My breathing was heavy, but I could not feel it in my lungs. Panicked...I ran. Something was not right. I felt like a predator. Running through the woods like a blazing fire, never have I ran so fast in my life. The unknown was terrifying, but my story has just begun. My name is Will Horton...I'm gay...19 years old...yesterday was my birthday...today is my death..."
He closes his journal. Looking around the dark room at his apartment. Try to deal with what happened in the woods of Enchanted Cove the night of his birthday. Enchanted Cove is a small mystical town about 15 minutes of Salem. Legends says that many strange things have occurred to people there. That it's a dark place beyond the shadows of the night. But a legend it was no more. This was real. He did research on this subject a few years back on a school project. He took out his notes and started reading a article about the legend of Enchanted Cove. It states tha "the chosen one, on the night of his 19th birthday, would be taken to the deep forest to a spot called Misty Creek. Spirits of the night would come and take the chosen one and claim his soul. Turning the chosen one to a Vampire."
He gets up and goes to look at himself in the mirror, amazed at what he sees. Touching his face, he discovers his baby blue eyes we're now a deep golden brown. He ran his fingers through is dirty blond hair was now a magnificent shade of golden blond. Looking carefully at his skin, he discovered it was pale and a shimmering tone of pearl. He looked like an angel beyond perfection. How was he going to explain this to his friends...when he can't even explain it to himself...could he really be a Vampire?
Later that day, he was meeting Aby and a few friends in Horton Town Square to catch up a bit before classes start. He has not been out of his apartment since that night... He was afraid to leave. Not knowing how he would react around people, the people he knew his whole life that he grew up with, would now be his prey... Trying to avoid any unwanted attention from his friends, he dressed up to hide his skin with a long sleeve shirt, he wore a hat to cover his hair and dark glasses to cover his eyes. He arrives at the square on time, but takes a step back, feeling his senses take over. He hears the sound of people laughing, he hears every detail. He can smell every aroma from a mile away. The smell of coffee from the little bakery on the corner of HTS, the perfume from the flower shop, the smell of lavender and vanilla that he knew was Aby. He was just taking it all in.
"Hey Will, what's going on over there? Afraid of getting a sun burned?" Abigail said laughing.
"No..I..I was just a little tired from my party yesterday," Will tried to cover up.
"Yeah, you we're so drunk. We lost you for a while, come to think of it we didn't even see you leave," Chad asked.
"I'm sorry guys, I can't remember much from last night." looking paranoid, he takes a step back to focus.
"Well, I have someone I want you to meet. My cousin from out-of-town in coming to live in Salem. He should be here any moment. His name is Jackson, but we call him Sonny, " Abigail excitedly anticipated.
"Jackson?" Why does that name sound familiar?" he questioned.
"He is my uncle Justin and aunt Adrienne's son."
"Oh, yes I remember him from when I was little, I played with him a few times at Kiriakis mansion when my grand-ma Kate was married to Victor."
"Well, He is a big boy now. He is talk dark and hansom. Did I forget to mention he is also gay?"
"Trying to play match maker again I see?" Chad says smiling
"Well you never know when cupid will strike again." kissing Chad deeply.
"Sorry to disappoint you again guys, but I don't think that's ever going to happen." Will disappointingly
"Not looking like that, that's for sure. Come here."
She pulls Will close enough to take off his hat. She stood there speechless.
"Omg Will! What the hell happened to you in 24 hours? You...look...so...different. Your hair...your skin...you even look more buff."
"Well, I've been working out, and tried a box of hair color." he said trying to put his hat back on.
"Wow! Will Horton, all I can say is looking that good should not be hidden behind theses ugly cloths." Chad said picking at his shirt.
"Alright, alright, I'll take off a few layers. Hope that makes you happy." said Will forcing a smile.
He turns around and takes off his sweat shirt. He stops. The scent of pure sandalwood mixed with a hint of ginger took over his whole body. Frozen by the scent of this rainstorm on this beautiful summer day. Memories of the scent that has been forever implemented in his body. Feeling overwhelmed, by this sensation of pure desire. He takes it slow, feeding his flame. He hears Abigail talking to someone yet the voice is not familiar. He hears his name, he tries to focus...
"Will, hey you O.k.? Where were you?" tapping his back.
"Yeah, I'm just a little tired." as he bends over to remove his sweat shirt from over his head. He straightens up his body while fixing his white long sleeve shirt. He takes off his hat and runs his fingers through his hair a few times. He slowly turns to face Abigail and Chad. Every inch of his body looked like it was sculpted by an artist. Pure beauty. He kept the glasses to hide his eyes. Making him look even more perfect. Abigail's mouth dropped. He even looked taller.
"You were serious about the make over?" she laugh. "Will, this is Sonny."
Still not making eye contact, he lifted his head to look at Sonny. His eyes on fire. The burning sensation is back. The smell taking over once again...
"He man, nice to meet you." he smiled and took out his hand.
"Hi, I'm Will." shaking Sonny's hand.
He let go after only a few seconds. Sonny's touch sent shivers down his spine. Like lightning. The burning became intense. What started as a desire had become a craving. He could smell the blood running trough Sonny's veins. He wanted it...He needed it...Frightened by what he might do, he turned away.
"I have to go.." he bolted from the square...
"Now that was weird. He couldn't get away from me faster." he frowned.
"I'm sorry Sonny. I have no idea what's up with him. Will is a very nice guy. He's not himself today.
Sonny was hurt by Will's reaction. He decided to leave for the mansion. Saying goodbye to Abigail and Chad, he leave. It's been a few years since he lasted walked through this town , he had seen a lot of the world over the years, but he was so pleased to be back home and with his family. Sonny had no real plans on what he wanted to do, so he would just take the time to settle into the Salem living again... The sun was just setting down. He stops and feels like someone is there with him. But for some reason he is not afraid. He looks up a small hill to the north and sees a human form, a shadow looking down from above. He smiles, and continues his path.
Standing there looking from a far, staring down at the world below. Staring down at Sonny. This creature he craved. He was beyond perfect. His skin was like porcelain. His eyes were a dark shade of chocolate-brown. His smell was mouth-watering. He was just beautiful. He whispered softly...
"Was nice to meet you Sonny." as he left for his apartment.
Once at the apartment, Will close the lock or the door, he closes the blinds and turned away. He takes direction to his journal.
"Everything was under control...In a moment I lost it all. I could smell him from a mile away. His scent, like an addiction. He was so beautiful. His eyes were dark like a dream, his smile could take your breath away. Today, I met Sonny Kiriakis...I had to leave...I was afraid...Afraid of what I might do. He evoked something deep from inside me that I can't explain at this time. I felt electricity from his touch that ran through my whole body. I didn't want to let go, but I had to. I had to run...My life used to be so simple...I'm confused...this is the first time I could feel something so real. He's the only real thing that I've got left to feel, hollow and alone.. Sometimes the only way is to run...My name is Will Horton and I crave for you Sonny Kiriakis.
Back at the mansion, Sonny was getting settled into his room. His mother unpacked most of his things while he was meeting with Abigail. He was looking through a pile of old books on the shelf that his mother had left him to catch up on some Salem history, when he found this old journal type diary. He looked at the writing inside and found it empty. He put it aside wanting to start a journal of his time in Salem. He sat on his bed for a while thinking of his strange meet with Will Horton. Remembering the features he could not get out of his head. This boy was But why would he bolt so fast. Was it because he was gay? Did he even know? He decided to ask his mother about Will.
"Hey Mom," he yelled.
"Yes Sonny?" Adrienne replied.
"Can you come here for a few minutes? I have a few things I want to ask you."
"Be right there!" she exclaimed.
Adrienne walked into the room.
"What's up Son?" she asked.
"Mom, what's the story on Will Horton? I met him today with Abigail and Chad. He seemed to not like me very much. He could not get away from me fast enough."
"Really? That does not sound like Will. To start off, Will is 19. His birthday was just a yesterday. He is a great student at Salem U. He works at the pub for his great grand-mother Caroline." she pauses a moment.
"A few months ago, Will came out to his family. His parents were great with it. He even came here to talk to his aunt Maggie about it a few times."
"Wow, that does not sound like the person I met today at all. I thought he might of not liked the idea I was gay, and left because of it." Sonny said sounding a bit confused.
"I'm sure he was just having a bad day Son. Now get some rest, I'm sure you too will be able to work this out. Good night baby" kissing his head softly.
"Good night mom."
He decided to write his first entry in the journal before he went to bed.
"Hey Salem, Sonny K. here. What a day this was. I'm back home with my family. I'm very happy to be back. I visited Abigail and Chad today. She also introduced me to her cousin Will. That did not go so well. Don't think he liked me. He left before I could say a word. But there is something about him. I can't get him out of my mind. It's driving me insane. OK. got to be honest here. He...is...hot... No words can describe this boy. Perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect face, perfect body... Ok well, guess I can describe him as perfect in every way. But why does he hate me so much? He does not even know me. But I have a feeling that there is more to Will Horton then meets the eye. When I was walking home, I felt like I was being watched. I saw him. I saw Will Horton hiding behind the tree on the hill. Watching me. I pretended I did not see him as I already scared him away once, so I just walked back home. I remember when shaking his hand, that I felt my heart skip a few beats. His fingers were cold, but to my heart it felt warm. There was something about him...I'm going to find out...