Saturday, 29 January 2011

CHAPTER 1.3: Going through changes

Summer woke up next to Jonny that morning. 

He was in such a deep sleep that she could not wake him.  No matter what she tried.

Instead of showing concern Summer was just angry - how dare he ignore her!

A sudden wave of nausea hit her and she ran to the bathroom
Urgh, that was all she needed.
As usual Jonny's bathroom was dirty in fact his whole place was vile! 

Even though it disgusted Summer she was hoping it would all pay off soon, i mean how long could it be before his stupid band took off and Jonny started bringing home mega bucks?

Then she would finally start living in the lap of luxury, just like she deserved. 

And if Jonny wasn't her meal ticket there was always Tom the star athlete in the making or Devin the TV actor, Summer had a lot of options!

Summer crept out of Jonnys place and headed over to her new client who was in dire need of a makeover. 

She was hopeful that she wouldn't have to suffer being a stylist for much longer, her clients were so clueless.
But there were some perks afterall she could do this.......

Giving bad makeovers always made Summer feel better!

Meanwhile back at Jonny's......................

He was really starting to freak out!  He had never felt so strange before.

It felt like he was dying.

He picked up the phone and called Curt

"Hey man I really need some advice can you come over?"

Curt came straight away, and Jonny realised just what a good friend he had. 

He decided to come clean and told Curt all about the events of the night before.

Curt could see that Jonny was losing it so he decided to lighten the mood
and it worked!

The two friends laughed and Jonny's mood lightened.

Curt stayed with him all day distracting him with tales of his latest conquest.
Mimi was a groupie who had a thing for Bass players!  Curt was particularly impressed with her.......assets!

They talked and laughed the day away, but as the sky turned dark Jonny started to feel a heat rising up inside him.

It felt as though a million daggers were stabbing his heart.

The heat raged so fiercely that he ran outside to get some air.

The cool breeze on his skin barely calmed the fire within him.
Suddenly the fire started to take over, it rose up inside him until he could hold it no longer and it burst forth spilling over and swirling around him as Curt looked on.
Jonny felt the life drain from him, he finally gave way to the red haze.
Throwing back his head and embracing the pain he felt a new sensation. 

An overwhelming sense of power surged through his body, he felt invincible.
As the red mist faded he looked at the world as though for the first time through new eyes.

Curt looked on at first in horror, he knew what his friend had become, he'd seen it before.

When he first moved to Bridgeport he too had ventured to the wrong part of town and there he had seen them and their strange glowing eyes.

As he looked at Jonny now it was unmistakable - he was a vampire!

There was no hiding it, so Curt encouraged Jonny to tell the rest of the band.

Sheeni took one look at Jonny's eyes and turned away in shock - how could he have done this to himself?
Pauly jumped back from him in fright
And then regarded him angrily - How could he do this to the band?

They had just booked their biggest gig to date at the up and coming lounge Eugi's, it would open them up to a whole new audience and Pauly had arranged for a talent scout from Bridgeport records to come and watch them.

It was too late for them to pull out now the gig was starting in just over an hour.
He snarled at Jonny "Don't screw this up for us"
As the band took to the stage the vibe in the club was sorely lacking. 

Hot Fuss had built up a loyal following from playing the dive bar scene, unfortunately Eugi's had a much higher standard of clientele and most of their fans had been turned away.

They started to play their opening track.

Jonny could feel the music as though it were tangible, he could almost taste the atmosphere as it built in the club.  The energy swelled up in him and he started to play with a passion he had never experienced before.

The energy seemed to come to life and it flowed from him infecting the rest of the band.

They rocked out like never before.

The crowd went wild and Hot Fuss had become the next big thing!

After the gig the talent scout wasted no time in offering Hot Fuss a record deal.

Meanwhile back at Jonny's house Summer had let herself in and.....
Summer had some news for Jonny!

After feeling sick all day she had ditched work and gone to see her doctor who had confirmed that she was expecting her first child!

She was pretty sure it was Jonny's - at least 30% anyway!

Jonny was feeling more alive than he ever had, something about the night time fed him energy. 

As he raced to his front door he suddenly realised, he hadn't seen Summer all day, and more importantly she hadn't seen him. 

What would she make of his current predicament?

He hesitated before entering. 

When he thought about it he realised he knew very little about Summer other than that she was insatiable! 

He had no idea how she would take the news but he knew he had to find out.

As he approached her Jonny noticed she was not looking herself.  Summer wore a baggy T-shirt and track pants!  He had never seen her dressed down before. 

Summer couldn't summon the courage to look him in the eye as she muttered "I'm pregnant"

Jonny was dumbstruck - he hadn't expected that!

"Well say something" Summer said as she looked up at him.

As she took in Jonny's new image she recoiled in horror

"What have you done?"  she yelled

"Summer please.." Jonny started but Summer cut him off

"My god look at you, you're a freak" she screamed

"Summer please, calm down think about our baby" Jonny pleaded.

"Ha, our baby" she sneered "I didn't say it was yours" she laughed

"What do you mean?" Jonny pleaded

"Oh, poor Jonny, you didn't really think you were the only one did you?"

Jonny stepped back.  He was in shock - how could she do this to me - he thought.
He felt the anger stirring inside him, it rose up and despite his efforts he could not contain it.

He opened his mouth to yell at her but a low deep growl escaped instead as instinctively he bared his teeth.

Summer screamed, she pushed past him and ran out of the door.

Jonny tried his hardest to get his anger in check but the rage kept boiling inside him. 

He managed to stagger to the bedroom and push the drawers up against the door to stop himself from chasing after her.  

He didn't trust himself to be around Summer, right now he felt like hurting her the way she had hurt him.

Summer ran as fast as she could from the house as a million thoughts ran through her head. 

What had Jonny become? 
How could he be so selfish? 
And what if this was his baby?
Would it turn out to be a monster too?

Tune in next time to find out!

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