Shadow Yamoto's p.o.v
It's been two months since we all moved in together. Things were going well for us all. It's better than dying, and the Eternal Champion even allowed us to rent this house out for only $450 dollars in rent. So far, so good. It was only 10 o'clock at night, and the others seemed to be off either asleep or doing whatever they pleased.
I couldn't sleep, though. There were too many things on my mind, and the storm outside didn't make it any better, either. I got up from the kitchen table and went to heat up some leftover pizza, but when I opened the box, the only thing inside was pizza crusts and a half eaten supreme pizza slice.
I felt my head start to throb. On second of thought, I'll just eat an Italian sub… Digging in the fridge, I pulled out the ingredients and started to make myself a sandwich. I heard someone coming down the stairs in a panic.
It must be midnight. Mitchell always goes for a walk when he feels his blood lust getting out of hand. For a vampire, he had some pretty good self-control. Ever since his accident in the lab and after his death, he's been struggling not to kill people to feed his hunger.
I still don't trust him much, because who knows he might decide to take a bite out of me or anyone else here? I only came to him if I needed some alone time, if you know what I mean. It was nothing serious, not like we were a couple or anything. He didn't seem to feel that way towards me.
I'll probably never get married and end up dying the second time, this time from either loneliness or old age. To my surprise, it wasn't Mitchell coming down the stairs, but my best friend Jetta Maxx. She had her hand clamped over her mouth, and bolted toward the bathroom on the right side of the hallway.
I then heard the most horrible puking noise I have ever heard. Sure, I've had the flu and a couple of colds, but I've never thrown up that badly or hard as she had. Getting up from the table, I knocked on the door of the bathroom, concerned about my friend's well-being. Was she sick? If so, I was willing to take care of her, because that's what friends do: they take care of each other.
I heard the toilet flush and the sink start to run. Opening the door, Jetta peeked her head out. She looked a mess, her hair was messy and wild, her makeup was smudged, and she looked a bit sickly too. "Oh, hello there, Shadow. I'm sorry. Did I wake you up?" She asked.
I shook my head no. "No. I was already up. Are you feeling alright? I heard you throw up," I asked.
Jetta looked down at her feet and fiddled with her hands. "Shadow, can I tell you something? It's really important, but promise you won't tell anyone until tomorrow," Jetta asked.
I was confused a bit, but nodded yes. "Sure. Tell me anything you'd like," I replied.
"Well… you know Tyler and I have been dating for a while, and a few weeks ago, we decided to take things to a higher level in our relationship, so I decided to sleep with him… I haven't been feeling well lately. My stomach's been hurting, and I've been throwing up a lot, too, so I bought a pregnancy test and it was positive."
Honestly, I was a more than just a bit shocked. Jetta didn't look like the type to do this. She seemed so gentle and peaceful at times that I thought she was the definition of innocence in physical forme. Just thinking about her doing something so intimate with Tyler Larcen felt so… strange. I placed my hand on her arm. "That's really good to hear. Does Tyler know?" I asked.
"No, not yet, but I'm planning on telling him tomorrow," she replied back.
"We're having a baby, Jetta?" Tyler's voice could be heard from the steps. His ex-cat burglar skills were professional. I didn't even hear him.
Jetta almost jumped. I touched her shoulder to calm her down. "Tyler, I didn't see you there. Please don't be mad. I meant to tell you earlier, but I just didn't know how to tell you," Jetta said.
"Mad? Why would I be mad? To tell you the truth, I've always wanted a kid back when I was younger," Tyler said. He smiled, scratching his head before stretching. Jetta was relieved. Tyler was actually excited about the baby. Today was going very well, even though there wasn't much of today left. Tyler walked over to Jetta, and brought her close to him in a loving hug. "Don't ya worry, babe. I promise to be the best father any man can ever be," he promised.
Jetta smiled, and placed her head on his chest. I smiled. I was happy they both were excited to be parents. I wanted the best for Jetta, and I'm sure that jerk Larcen did too. My food was getting cold, so I went over to heat it up. The couple had already disappeared upstairs. It was getting late, so after I ate, I decided to try and go back to sleep. Tomorrow was going to be a long day…
To be continued…