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HUNTER OF DESTINY
The Vampire Society Saga Book 1
BY BRIA LEXOR
Welcome to The Vampire Society at Acadia Academy. Aria Windguard is the new student and Exley Winchester and Angelus Morelock have their eyes on her. The curse will take effect and Hell’s Guardian will return.
I HELD MY suitcase filled with my belongings and looked up at the building which loomed in front of me. I heard the Uber exit the academy grounds and the two large black metal gates slowly closed behind me. I looked at the name and read it aloud to myself.
“Welcome to hell, Aria,” I said to myself as I walked up the concrete steps and pulled one of the heavy wooden doors open. I entered the building, and the door closed loudly behind me. My name is Aria Windguard, I am seventeen, and I was just shipped off to Acadia Academy, it is a private school for troubled teenagers. I am an unwanted teenager who nobody wanted. Obviously. I was a reject amongst the other kids at the orphanage. I am caught by the police and the nuns were tired of my juvenile delinquent ways. So, they shipped my ass off here, hoping I would straighten up. I have long pale blue hair and Emerald green eyes. I am drop-dead gorgeous. But my poor attitude scared the good boys away. I walked up the cement steps and pulled open the heavy wooden door. I stepped inside and walked towards the principal’s office. My shoes echoed off the silent walls. It was late at night, but it surprised me to see the building was still unlocked and lit for my arrival. I was hesitant for a moment before I rapped lightly on the door.
“You may enter,” a male voice said from the other side of the door. I placed my hand on the handle and pushed it open. I entered the room and found a man sitting in a chair behind a long wooden desk. He was in his last fifties and his dark hair was graying. He is a tall, skinny man who looked like a no-nonsense type of guy. I already knew I would not like it here, judging by the sight of this man. “You were to have arrived here at seven o’clock,” he said, glancing at the clock. “It’s nearly ten o’clock Miss. Windguard.”
“It’s about time she finally showed up,” another male voice said from the shadows. “I thought she ditched us, and I would have to drag her back here myself.”
I glanced over to my right and saw a guy around my age. He had short blue hair and pale blue eyes. He was taller than me and I could see his muscular arms beneath his white uniform shirt. He is really hot. Yet annoyed when he stared at me.
“The Uber had a flat tire,” I started. “He fixed it and dropped off the other passengers before he dropped me off since they were still in the city,” I said, biting my lower lip nervously.
“It’s fine,” the older gentleman said. “It’s not safe for you to wander the academy grounds so late at night alone,” he paused as he looked at me. “The night can be very dangerous for the mundane.”
“What?” I asked, giving him a strange look. “I always go out at night-”
“Not anymore you don’t,” the hot guy said as he crossed his arms in front of him and leaned his left shoulder on the wall behind him. “Going out at night’s strictly forbidden here unless my father has given you a direct order to do so.”
“That is enough, Exley,” the gentleman said, turning his attention towards his young man. “Miss. Windguard will learn the rules of Acadia Academy soon enough.”
“I’m sure she will,” Exley said under his breath. “She’s turning out to be a nuisance already.” I could already tell this guy did not like me. He was turning out to be a total jerk.
“I am Principal Cade Windcheater,” he said, turning his attention towards me. “This is my son, Exley Windcheater,” he paused briefly and gave me the once over with his eyes. “Exley,” he said, glancing at his son. “Please escort Miss. Windguard to the student dormitories.”
“Yes, father,” he said bolting, standing upright. “Follow me, Miss. Windguard.” Exley walked over to the door and held it open for me.
“Your schedule will be ready in the morning, Miss. Windguard,” the principal called. “Welcome to Acadia Academy.” I forced a smile and turned and dashed out of his office. Exley walked past me, and I was behind him in a second. He pushed open the heavy wooden door, and I instantly felt the chilly night air hitting my face. I trotted down the cement steps and my pink wheeled suitcase clicked behind me.
“The dorms for the day class students are in the East wing of the courtyard.” He said, not looking back at me.
I nodded as we walked towards another building that was nearby. I noticed another building that was located directly across the courtyard, which was separated from the main courtyard. I saw lights were on and I stopped dead in my tracks. “What’s that building over there?” I asked, nudging my head towards it.
Exley stopped dead in his tracks and turned around and looked at me. “Never go to the North wing, Miss. Windguard,” he said in a low voice. “Ever.”
“Why not?” I asked as I noticed another guy around my age staring back at me from his place beside a cement archway.
“Because” he intoned. “That is where the night class dorms are located,” he noticed I was still staring at the guy across the courtyard from where we stood. “It’s forbidden for the day class to interact with the night class students.”
“Why?” I asked, not understanding why I could not interact with the guy who was staring back at me from the archway entrance.
“Because” Exley said, not hiding the anger creeping into his voice. “Monsters really exist in our world, Aria.” he sighed heavily as he looked at me. “I have to get you to your dorm immediately, Miss. Windguard.”
Bria Lexor is a multi-published popular YA author of Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. Bria has always had a fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal as well as folklore. She enjoys watching creepy ghost shows and is obsessed with anime and wrestling. She started writing song lyrics at the age of 4 and was a rapper in a Hip-Hop group Called: Mount West. Bria was inspired to become a writer after reading novels like Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black, The Resident Evil series by S.D. Perry and the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. A lifelong reader, Bria also became an author after wanting to become a Manga Comic Book Creator as she also draws her own characters for her stories. Born and raised in Colorado, she works on many new Series full-time.
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