Chapter 2 Blizzard
The week passed quickly as everyone was excited for the weekend.
“It is going to be so much fun tomorrow” exclaimed Katie as her Jen and Mac wait for Charlie, John and Joe to get there.
“its just hanging out at John’s” said Jen rolling her eyes
“yeah nothings different from the last time” he paused “is there”
“no you worry too much” complained Jen,
just then the guys walk up, but Joe keeps walking with a brief hello to Jen
“oh you two bothered to show up today” Jen teased
“yeah its Friday most teachers give tests on Fridays” said John laughing
“I had nothing better to do” shrugged Charlie.
So they all go off t class and the day goes pretty slow because everyone can’t wait for the weekend.
“Oh thank god its lunch time” Mac said “I hate Fridays they always take too long”
“if you say so, you don’t have Katie talking your ear off all morning” sighed Jen just then everyone comes to the table but Joe.
“Hey where’s Joe going?” Katie asked sitting down.
“don’t know don’t care” said john
“yeah he has been like this all week what’s wrong with him?” asked Jen
“oh I think I know what’s up but I’m not telling” said Charlie giving a quick nod to John
“he will be fine soon” John adds.
They spend the rest of lunch and remainder of the day discussing how they were going to get to John’s house.
After school Joe comes up to Jen,
“hey I just wanted to tell you I can’t come tomorrow and I wish you wouldn’t go either” Joe said in a low voice looking around
“you want to tell me what’s been bugging you lately?” Jen asked
“no you will just get mad at me again”
“you mean your still on that vampire thing” just then everyone else shows up.
“Just be very careful this weekend ok” Joe said turning to leave glaring at Charlie and John.
“what was that all about?” asked john
“nothing you know Joe Just talking about monsters again” sighed Jen but somewhat thinking about what Joe said
“ok then well…I’ll see you at my house round noon”
“ok” they all say at once
“so I’m still picking you up right Jen?” Mac asked
“yeah for the 20 millionth time” grumbled Jen “just checking” everyone was about to leave
“oh I almost forgot Joe said he isn’t coming”
“oh” both Charlie and John said
“what he afraid of monsters getting him” John said in a spooky voice that makes everyone laugh. Then they say goodbyes and headed to their buses.
Jen woke up to find it was almost eleven and it was snowing.
“Oh I hope mom doesn’t change her mind cuz of the snow” thought Jen as she got ready. She was finishing breakfast when she heard a car
“mom, Mac is here” Jen yelled
“ok honey have fun” mom called back. Jen runs out to the car
“thanks for the ride” Jen said closing the door “your early”
“yeah I didn’t want to be late cause of the snow” said Mac. On the drive Jen again thinks about what Joe had said.
“do you think that Joe could be right?” Jen asked
“what…. You mean what he said about Charlie and John”
“yeah do you think that’s possible”
“I don’t know but I hope not” Mac said with a cringe “what if it were true and we got trapped with them when they were…” he paused “you know thirsty”. Jen sat in silence mostly trying not to laugh before she spoke again
“well…. They are our friends and haven’t done anything yet so…I think were safe” Jen said as she stifles another laugh. The rest of the ride is quiet Jen thinking of how foolish it was to think Joe might be right and Mac kept thinking how terrible it would be to stuck with a vampire.
They finally got to John’s house, which is very large. It was hidden by Many trees almost like the house had its own forest.
“Wow…John lives here” exclaimed Jen
“yeah it’s not that big but it’s big enough huh” said Mac. They pull into the drive and Charlie and Katie are already waiting for them.
“Hey guys what’s up” Katie said
“oh nothing much” Mac said getting out
“you guys make it ok?” Jen asked getting out
“yeah just fine although… “Katie trails off looking at Charlie
“what” said Jen
“she thinks I drive like a mad man” he said smiling to her. Just then John walks up
“your all here great lets get you out of the cold” John said with a smirk to Charlie
“yeah we might freeze” added Charlie. They get inside and the house is as grand inside as outside
“wow this house is amazing” Jen said examining the house.
“Well this is just some of it” John said with a grin. They went to John’s room, which was more like a wing. On the way he pointed out rooms along the way.
“This place is huge” said Katie
“wow! You were so quiet that I almost forgot you were here” said Mac laughing as Katie punches him
“jerk” snapped Katie, “whoa nice room”
in his room there was almost every sword or knife possible to own on the walls.
“Nice collection you got here” Jen said wandering around the room in amazement.
“Thanks… you actually like it” said John
“yeah it’s awesome” said Jen with a huge grin.
They spend the rest of the day watching movies and just hanging out. “Ring” “ring” Jen’s phone goes off
“hey Jen? Its me Joe”
“oh hey Joe what’s up” she says getting up to leave the room
“nothing I was just checking on you…. There is a bad snow storm starting and I wanted to know if you got home yet” John gets up to see what’s going on and pretending to get some food.
“no I’m still at John’s”
“why I told you not to go”
“I know but your wrong” John paused in the door way to hear
“no I’m not they are vampires they could kill you”
“oh so your saying that I should let Mac and Katie die and save myself”
“no” he growled “ I don’t want any of you to get hurt” Joe paused to try and calm down “I don’t want to lose you that’s all”
“well if that’s the case why didn’t you come then to protect me if your so worried” Jen stopped noticing John standing there but doesn’t turn to him. “I think I should go and if the snow storm is as bad as you say I should stay where I am”
“Jen no please listen”
“no go read your stupid vampire books and leave me alone” Jen slammed her phone shut and leans on the table for support.
“Jen you ok?” John asked coming to stand by her. Jen takes a few deep breathes before speaking.
“I think I’ll be ok” Jen said with her eyes closed “Joe is just being a jerk right now” she sighed and looks at him
“how bad is the storm outside I can’t hear anything” Jen said
“well this house is so big you can’t hear much” John said smiling at some joke
“hey guys come here you got to see this” Mac called out. Jen goes to see what Mac wants and John stops her
“hey come here” he gives her a hug “its all going to be ok” Jen doesn’t notice but he sniffs her hair and his eyes flicker to something dark and sinister then back again. They walk into the living room
“hey look at the news report” Mac said turning up volume as Jen and John sit down.
* the snow storm has turned into a white out in just a hour folks this snow storm is now a full blizzards it is going to reach anywhere from 10-15 inches of snow and temperatures from 10°f - -20°f, a snow warning is in affect until Sunday morning 8:00 am please remain indoors and keep warm this is weather update with Tim Coon back to you Sue, thanks Tim and in other news…*
“well it looks like you were right Jen” said John
“you can’t leave cause of the storm”. John said
“well what now?” asked Katie looking out the window
“call home tell them you can’t come home cause of the storm” Charlie said “um… John can I talk to you a minute”. Charlie and John leave the room
“so who was on the phone” Katie paused “hey Jen”
“what I’m sorry what you say” Jen said looking away from the door way John went through
“who called you?”
“oh Joe trying to tell me to run for my life”
“oh” Katie glanced at the door and back to Jen “so you must be happy”
“what do you mean” Mac sensed girl talk and gets up and goes to the window before he gets sucked into the conversation
“oh you know you get to spend the weekend here and get to stay with John” Katie said in a mocking voice
“why would you say that” Jen says trying to look indifferent and failing.
“you do” squealed Katie “you like John”
“shhh keep it down will you” Jen hissed just then John and Charlie come back
“John” Charlie warned “I know I’ll be careful”
john said coming to sit by Jen taking in a deep breath so Jen thinks he sighed
“so you should find somewhere for all of us to sleep” Charlie said keeping his eyes on john.
“Oh why don’t we make it a slumber party?” Katie said
“ok sounds good to me” Mac said finally joined in the conversation again.
“we could all sleep out here” Jen suggested
“or” Katie stopped cause Jen elbowed her in the stomach
“what” Katie giggled Mac just rolled his eyes
“did we miss something?” John asked looking at Jen
“um.. Nothing” She said kinda dazed
“that’s not true” Katie said “OW” As Jen hit Katie again
“girls” Mac said rolling his eyes again.
“Hey I found sleeping bags” Charlie announced
“when did you leave” Jen said
“just now” Charlie said. They take the sleeping bags and clam spots around the room. John insisted that Jen take the sofa after some arguing he won Katie, Mac took the floor by the fire place and John took the other sofa and Charlie took the floor by John.