so here i am in my dads ford pick up of the most expencive and most durable he could find, on my way to my thrid new school this year. why three schools?you ask well because i'm a lil' different.you see i'm what you call a "gift" or "special child". but to put it in dump boy trems i'm a vampyer witch. oh yeah never saw that coming did you? well my life as i know it will never be the same, well i've NEVER been normal, i've always been different ever senc i was born. even my birth was un-normal. cause my mom gave home birthing a try after she gave birth to my older more power controlled brother a year before me when he was born, his birth almost blow up the whole town. which was why my mom and dad had to move to a more "magical" place called the other relm The higher up's that created all of us "special people" had to fix the episode as my mother called it when kyle was born and ok and we had puffed out of there. that took alot of power to fix. my brother was the FIRST boy child to be birthed from a vamyer mother and worlock father. and i was the FIRST girl. my brother's powers is both of a vampyer and a worlock, he's quite found of it. i am both to the ONLY differentce between me and him is that he embaces being both vampyer and worlock i JUST embace being a vampyer. no one understands why but me and my mom. but any way back to my birth you see after finding out what happened when my brother was born that higher up's decided that she should do a home birth and my aunts and uncles helped. the witches and worlock of the family (dad's side) cloked the whole house so that expected explodtion didn't harm anything or anyone. and the vampyer side of the family (mom's side) made sure she was all set when she was ready diliver me. they had everything ready and when i was born i came out with a much bigger BANG then my brother. and we didn't have to move any where till kyle's powers went haywire last summer because he was coming into his finall stages of his miagical, mythical and human adult hood and he couldn't controol him self. so when he went away to the other relm when we had just moved to the "real world" as i called it for the first time sene kyle's birth 16 years ago. so i was alone going to a new school with absolutly on idea how i was going to survive. the first thrid of the year was great i had friends that thought i was from californa and they thought that i was cool and i was popular and it was the best. then my powers started getting out of controll everytime thing ONE girl would walk by i had the BIGGEST, MOST STRONGEST URGE to drink her blood!!!!! and for a guy it ment they where ment to be together forever and ever no matter what. but for a girl well........it ment the same thing but it also ment that the girl was a lesbian. and for my parents they didn't care kyle didn't care of corse not but the people at my school did. i was suddenly an outcast, a nobody, a low class nothing. and i didn't mind cause i still had my friends but when it got to where i couldn't hide it my parents said "time to move." that was when my brother came back controlled and content when mom and dad told him the big news he just laught and said "where to.?" he didn't care that i liked girls or that i had made him miss his first human school he was worried about me and how i was doing with the magical and mystical part of my life. and he always checked up on me at the second school even if it made his guy, dude, but-headed friends of his make fun of him. it didn't bug him, he didn't care he was worried about his lil' twin lookin' sister. and we were or rather are so twin that if i followed his style and his looks i could be his reflection. oh yeah werid and creepy right not for us we're use to it. and so we spent the second thrid of the school year in florida a completely new place form being in new jersey where my first school was. and that was fine till the SAME girl who i'd had my "thirst" problem with showed up, as a tranfer from her last school. why she moved was because apparently she had a hard time getting use to the wether and keeped getting sick. so she tried some where warmer. and again it got to the piont where my powers wheere OUT OFnCONTROLL. the nurse had to call my parents to tell them that i needed to be picked up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! because i had fainted for loss of blood which i had sucked out of my arm that slashed open in a skating accident. and my parents knew the real story because i told them when i got home and was awear of my surroundings. i told them that we did have skating that day in the orreana and that the SAME, EXACT girl skated by me and she was close enough to me that i could smell her sent or aroma or what ever. and i told my parents that i found myself "racing" with my friends as i told the nurse but i was using the race as an excuse to chase this girl. and when i was conscious of what i was doing i faked a lost in the race and said i had to go to the bathroom to wake up a lil' but i really went to the bathroom to cut open my arm with my skate and a started sucking on my own blood when i knew i had just enough strength, i put my skate back on and stoped that bleeding for just a feiw minutes while i went back to the ice and created an accident that cut open my arm. when the "accident" worked i started sucking on my arm, says it was the only way i knew how to stop the bleedin which was a lie but it worked and just as i was going into unconsciousness that girl skated by as if to help and then i guess she saw my eye's go from lite baby sky blue to dark blood red cause her eye's got wide and scared she skated away and i guess she told the teachers that she saw me fall cause then i was taken to the nurses were i simply told everyone that i feel during a come back race and didn't pay any attention to my footing and fell. they were going to close down the racing option for the kids but i said that it was my fault and if they watch the film from the camera that they would plainnly see that the fall was on me cause it was. i got my foot stuck in the wrong skating track and twisted in a nasty fall. then i faked my passout til my parents got there. but neither of them where faster to get there then kyle. who oh so nicely asked if he could simply take me home seeing as how his truck was just out side and that he had a licence and all but the people there wanted to talk to my parents to make sure that they didn't want to sew them or anything. which they didn't and my brother told them that. but you know schools they have to go by the book. and so that was when my parents said ok it's time to go back to the mothering land where all of us "special people' got to be our kind of normal. thankfully it was in california i got to go there be me without hidding it. but my parents told me and my brother something that sent my brother into excitment over drive. seeing as how we were going to the "mother land" we got to see where some of our relities lived and some family friends that only kyle knew cause he was the one that met these people at my birth. my mom said that i knew them to as soon as i saw them i'd know them cause just like kyle i got to meat everyone my parents knew, trusted and loved whitch ment family and childhood friends when i was born. so i guess i got held alot. but the big news was that us being the first "offspring" of my parents and of the worlds first vampyer, worlock couple. we were kinda sorta famous. and as i was told this in the truck i fliped my lid."WE'RE WHAT!!!!!!!" "are you kiding me? it's bad einought that i'm a freak and that's BECAUSE OF ME AND MY STUPID CONTROLL ISSUSE WE'VE MOVED TWICE!!!!!!!!!" "calm down sis we'll be fine. you know how it was for you in your first school? it'll be like that, where you'll be like Miss. IT girl again and they probably know about you being les and they'll still love you." "LOVE ME? kyle they're afriade of us. their not going to love us. they'll be just like those leaches at my first school. love me only for what they saw and the very little they knew about me." as i said the last feiw words i started to cry. "awe sis don't be like that. look i'm still going to be there just like your second school where you just had to call or rather whisper my name and i was there in a flash." "k. yeah i guess that's true.but what about when my powers get bad again or what if this girl shows up again. then they'll turne their backs on me like that half of those people who i called my "friends". i started crying harder and then my tears started to fil my dads truck bed. and that's when we had to stop on the side of the free way and kyle and my dad had to use their powers to drain the water and dry my clothes. when i stoped he sat down beside me and dad continued to drive. it wasn't long after that when he spoke again. "look rave it's going to be different. you can trust me on that can't you?" "yeah kye i can. but i'm still scared as hell. i can't deal with the pain of trying to trust someone like that again. it's taken to much out of me as it is." i layed my head on his gigantic musculer thyse and fell asleep. when i awoke we where there, at this big as hell house and my mom shouted out the open truck window as we came to a stop and she started to get out. "we're here kids welcome home!!" "awe hell!" i said stil gorgey from sleep. kyle just laughed litly at me as he helped me up and out of the truck. "are you ok raven baby?" my dad asked using the nickname only he used as i stagered to my feet and tried unsuccessfull to get my feet to stand. "yeah pops i'm just fine. you know kyle isn't easy to sleep on." i said with a laugh as kyle cought me before i fell and set me up right so that i could stand my own grownd. "hey there short stuff just remember i'm not making you clean the drool spot out of my jeans latter." he said with a playing smile and a teasing look. "oh as if you knew how to do it before i tought you how to get one out of your pillow last summer." i said with a wink. " what was her name again? oh wait i remember. 'oh ashona, ashona don't go i haven't asked you out yet!' isn't that what you said?" i started teasing. we ran around the house like little human morons. "oh kyle, raven becarefull!!" my mom yelled. "oh sheana don't worry so much about them. they'll be fine." i heard my dad say as i ran past him. kyle was fast, but i was faster, i'd won every race between me and that big boy sence the day i could run on my own. when me and kyle started getting tired we got our stuf out of the bed of our dads truck and took it to our new rooms. kyle was exstatic about what he was going to do with his room this year. " you know what i'll do this year? i'm going to try a whole new look." i looked at him shocked til he clearified "not my style sista my room." "oh good cause your last one was weird. the whole human dork thing didn't work for you." i laughed thinking of the wallpaper and junk he'd had in his last room. he laughed to. one thing you should really know about me and my brother is that we have this weird twin likeness about us not just that we act alike or talk alike or look alike which we do. it's more of a sixth sence kinda thing. if i'm hurt he feels it, you know, like an intuition type deal or being able to read minds. but we can only read each others mind, no matter how far away we are we can hear each other's thoughts we're but not like tellapathic, like in the stupid movies. "well sis i think that you should do up your room better than last year. that was way to goth for you." he laughed at the memory, i did to. i was so deprested last year that it drove kyle up a wall. he'd heard, felt, and seen eveything that happened to me that second third of the year. "are you going to look for a new hide out this year to go to?" kyle asked as we got to his room and he set it up like it was the mixer of a worlock and a vampyre. i laughed i'd figured that he'd do something like that, so out there and hey look at me and what i am!!! type of thing you know. he's proude of what he is or ummm what we are. he doesn't much like hidding who he is neither do i. so i thought about one thing that would never change about me and ran to my room. kyle fell right into step with me and tried unsuccssessfully to figure out what i was doing in my head. "ah come on your not going to tell me or let me peek?" he asked trying to be sweet about it, but i didn't budge. "oh come on!!!!" he cried. "will you stop wait right here don't move." he was only four and a half feet from my door and he didn't much like surprises i could tell that he was just dieing to see. i laughed "ok wait right here." then i ran to my room there was so much i wanted to do to it and then i got it. "so here's what i want and here's what i've got." i smile. and i'm sure that from where kyle was standing it sounded like "SNAP, BOOM, and a BIG HUGE BANG!!!" i laughed to myself again cause then kyle started counting down from 10 and by the time he got to 1 i had opened my door and let him in. "see it's a cool idea, right?" kyle looked amazed then he asked... "how, what, why..." but couldn't finish his sentence. i had turned my room into the alottament room. "it's the best room i'll ever get and or have." i stated then went on. "i made it so that what ever mood i'm in it'll change the lighting, and the atmosphere. and then what ever memories match that mood will show up on the walls like an album. you like it." kyle was stunned and that made me proude. "no" he said " i love it!!!!!!!!!" “Why didn’t you think of this before sis’ I think this is so you. Because your styles always change but you, you don’t. I LOVE IT!!!!!” he picked me up and jumped around the room changing how I feel. And changing my room’s atmosphere we were always playing in my room from that day on even if we were in a bad mood. Form that day on I never failed to be myself…. Whoever I was. it was a break in the school schedule when we moved and we had four or five days that kyle and i were just hanging out around the house. so we didn't have to go through being the new people in the school yet. but we got the honor of having basicly the whole town coming to our house and welcoming the famous family to the neighborhood. when we weren't being welcomed, kyle and i cleaned up the house and explored the rooms. our parents had to go to work the day after we moved so we had to do most of the unpacking good thing for us that we had inherited our dad's magic, and our mom's speed along with many other things of course. but in the mist of all things not once did kyle or myself see one kid come to our house. on the friday we had off before school started again the following monday. kyle and i were cleaning out the little, red shed at the end of our backyard. "you know? i bet their going to do a big 'weclome to the mother land' type of thing for us." kyle predicted "yeah. i hope your right." i said as i pulled out more things out of the shed. "GOD!!!! how much stuff is in here?" kyle yelled when a pile of sheets fell on him. i started to laugh when something caught my eye. "Hey, what's this?" i asked as i picked up an old looking golden key. "I wonder what it's to?" kyle asked and that's when me and kyle looked at each other and said "Mysterous" we hurriedly cleaned out the rest of the shed and found that everything in the shed including the sheets that fell on kyle, were all part of some sort of mystery case. there was a picture of a man in a sherlock homes trench coat that was in the very back of the shed. when we got everything out of the shed, we laid it all out to get a better look at all of it. "what the heck?" kyle asked when he picked up an old, torn, black and white family photograph, there was a girl in it that looked JUST like the one i was having the power problem with. "wow, kye what do you think this all means?" "I don't know. but we should show mom and dad when they get home at 5:00 tonight." kyle and i showed our parents when they got home that day. "oh wow this is ineresting. i see why you are so intreigued in this kyle. this photo is of you 16th great uncle keath jolen. but i don't understand why you are inerested raven. you don't like hearing many stories about your past familys." my mother exclaimed with curiosity burning like a wild fire in her eyes. "mom look at this photo, look at this girl here. noiw look at my last frist and second yearbook at this picture here. trhe girls are EXACTLY the same. don't you see?" my dad lookeed at the pictures with my mom and then he spoke. "well then i say you two have a mistery on your hands." kyle smialed widely because he loved a good mistery. the next day at sunrise kyle and i went to the shed looked for clues to our family mistery. "wait kyle before we even open that door you have to make me a twin promise." kyles face was as white as snow when he looked at me from over his shoulder. he knew that a twin promise, if broken would break the magical ties we had between us. "oh...oh ok what is it?" he asked with a shaking voice. "you have to twin proimse me that no one will know what we're up to not even mom and dad like if we get clues and stuff like and that all information is shared only between us and that if for some reason we need help we both agree on who we let in on this. got it." kyle's face regained color and then he said "i twin promise." then we shoke hands and opened the shed door. we looked for an hour and two and we almost gave up when i triped over something on the floor kyle caught me before i fell. "what was that?" i asked breathlessly. kyle opend the door more and the sunlight showed a handle that lookied to be connected to a little door in the floor. "oh cool. should we follow it?" kyle asked excited. "yeah but lets get all of these things out here in the yard picked up and put in my room and then we should put together two backpacks of stuff we might need." "why should we put this cool detective stuff in your room?" kyle asked alarmed. "huhhhhhhhhh really kyle right now do me a favore knowing our mother who's room do you think she will go looking in for this stuff?!" "oh. your right my bad but afterward i get all of it right?" " all but the family photo i want that but yes." i love my brother don't get me wrong people but he's kind of a four year old sometimes. kyle smiled and we carfully took this stuff to my room i used an organize spell to put the things that linked together so far in one box and the things that didn't link in another box then i put the two boxes on the highest shelf in my room and then to top in off i made them both invible. we asked dad if we stiill had any of those old hiking backpacks we could borrow. "your just in luck i was just going to through these out." he said as he unburied two hiking backpacks from a box of thing we didn't need. "dad these look brand new. why were you going to through them out." i asked looking at the fully intacted backpacks. "they are pretty new we used only them once. that time we went for a walk up the hill to the wilde life mountain for your guy's first drink with your mother." my dad said with disgust remembering the first time kyle and me had our first camping/hunting trip. "oh that's right but still why through them out? we could use them again." i was putting two falshlights in both backpacks along with two sets of batteries. "well i figured seeing as how we have a family full of magic we wouldn't need them any more but i guess we can keep them for when we want to have a human family day." i smiled at the very idea of being human, it always sounded nice to me. "ok. well, thanks dad do we have any rope?" my dad's face became curious "What for?" he said turning his whole body toward us to see us packing food and camping stuff. "what are you two up to?" "don't worry dad we're just........ investigating" i said not giving anything away. "we kind of make a twin proimse not to say anything about it though." kyle said trying to ease dad's mind. "oh i get it now you want to know what those things in the shed mean and how they connect your uncle to the family. am i right?" me and kyle looked at each other and agreed to let dad in on the secret. when we told him about what we found his eye's got huge. " that's AMAZING!!!" "shhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!' i silenced dad. "we don't want mom to know because remember last time she found out that we found out about her mom's past she grounded us till our next brithday." dad agreed to help us out and proimsed that he wouldn't tell mom. we didn't have to worry with dad telling mom. he's good at keeping a secret. when we had the backpacks packed up and ready to go we asked dad if he could cover for us being gone, because we were going to go exploring the little cave looking thing in the shed. "yeah, raven baby i'll cover for you two. and kyle remember she get hurt it's your head and your car. and be back before super." "oh dad i'll remember and trust me she will be fine." kyle said in a cool, calm voice. "ok i'm going first down the whole because i was born first, i'm 7 month older than you and i just got my golden beauty fixed up for a race tonight so no argueing." he said when we got back to the shed. i laughed "kyle i was going to say for you to go first anyway because i'm going to need help getting down there." "oh. well. good." he said shocked that he didn't realize that before. "now dad said that he wants us home before super so we'll come back out just half an hour before super so we can clean up." i decided. 'ok sounds like a plan." kyle agreed as he opened the door in the floor and we looked down into the hole. "i can see the floor we'll have to jumped but getting out aint going to be hard for us half vamypers." kyle said with a laugh. he jumped in first with both backpacks and then held out his hands for me to jump. when i was in th cave, i took out my first flashlight and we used that one to conserve the batteries and the bulb in the other three falshlights. "ok well it looks like a hall so far." i speculated. "but it's big enought for a car." kyle noted. "your right. i wander why?" just as i asked we saw an opening at the end of the tunnle. "watch you step here rave it's steep." kyle's voice echoed off the walls of the cave as he walked ahead of me. "ok." i called back as i reached him he was in room that looked like thehide out i'd been looking for. "this place has everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!" i said amazed "yo!!!!!! be carefull sis it echoes in here. yell to loud and you'll hurt your ears." "Oh sorry. but will you just look at this place it'sgot everything. from a house set of things to-" "to electricity." kyle said with a smug look as he fliped a big switch. the whole cave lit up even in the hall way."Kyle, look over here. it really is like a house." i said as i found a blue print of the underground hide out. kyle walked over and examined it. "yeah after all this you can have this place. besides you're the one who likes vampyre creepieness." kyle sighed getting bord. "look kyle what's this it looks like a chess. and it's locked." i had seen the chess before i found the blue prints but i wanted to hear say i could have the the room first. "oh cool!!!" "shhh. kyle lower you're voice." i cautioned "did you bring the key?" "i put it my bag before i did anything else." kyle stated proudly. "shocking i must admit. you never come prepared." "yeah, yeah whatever just get chess up on the desk so we can open it." i picked up the 20 ton chess and tried to genetly set it down. "wow, that was lite. well i mean or vampyre." kyle just rolled his eye's. "ok well here goes nothing." he signed as he pulled the key from the side pocket on his backpack and out it into the key on the chess. i took a few steps back just to be on the safe signed. "it fits." he breathed "yeah. great , butyou still have to turn it to see if it goes to the chess." i corrected. "ok here we goes. "kyle breathed again then he held his breath as he tried to turn the key. "it work! well kind of anyway." kyle reported as i walked up to him to see what he meant i saw that a littlle hole in the chess had been opened. "cool. a secret compartment." kyle said amazed like this was what he was waiting for. the compartment was square and it wasn't very deep. it seemed to be over flowing with small floded up pieces of paper. "that's strange what is that is?" i wandered as i pulled out one of the small folded pieces of paper. i unfolded the paper very slowly and very carefully by the time i opened it all the way it was the size of a regular piece of paper. "look these look like notes." i said unfolding more pieces. "and look these look like directions." kyle said as i unfolded another piece of paper. i looked at tis piece of paper carefully as if thinking tha if i were to unfold it that it would tear i had turn it every time i unfolded it. when i had it open i read it slowly and carefully. "wait this is a letter and it's writen to.................me?!"