August 11, 2017,
A rogue attack occurred on the outskirts of the Red Shine Pack's territory located in Seattle. Several of the trees had been uprooted, and the fences surrounding the Alpha's territory had been broken, clearly indicating the rogues' aggressive trespassing.
There were small pools of blood on the ground on every second step, as well as wolf fur and human hair. Certainly, the one who was attacked would have fought back. Metallic scent of blood lingered in the air .
"Nothing exists in the south." In order to gain clear and smooth access to the area the warrior who accompanied Alpha Hercules climbed up on the trees.
"I can't see anything for miles." He added as he peered down at his alpha who was standing with a sword in hand, examining the region with his vigilant gaze.
At forty-three, he was tall, had a well-built torso, bronze skin that glowed in the sun rays filtering through the leaves of trees and lesser wrinkles around his eyes as compared to the other wolves of his age. His cinnamon brown eyes cautiously assessed the area as the rogue wolves he just killed were lying at his feet.
"Look more closely, I did hear someone shout for help. I feel that person is nearby." As he talked, he knelt down and rubbed the blade of his sword across the body of a dead rogue to clean off the blood.
Then he continued to move forward in the west direction, "Ryley! Ryley!" As he called out a name repeatedly.
“This guy,” With a slight groan, he vaulted over the fallen tree and stepped on the other side as he searched for Ryley, his son. His front fall of charcoal black hair enhanced his good looks.
"Yes, dad!" He received a reply before a young guy with identical stunning cinnamon eyes and similar features sprang out of the bushes to his front, carrying a sword in one hand and some wolfsbane in another hand that was protected with a glove.
Just the difference between him and the alpha was that he was the younger version of his father, otherwise a perfect replica.
Alpha Hercules gave him a stern look as he said, "We are here on a rescue mission, aren't we? But looks like you have forgotten the purpose and got yourself occupied with other and rather mischievous activities." He eyed the wolfsbane in his hands.
Ryley gave his father a sheepish grin. Hiding the wolfbane behind his back, he lied, "I am sorry dad, I mean Alpha Hercules, but I was collecting some wolfsbane for a project. I swear."
The looks on his father's face indicated his disapproval, “I don't remember your Principal informing me about any project involving wolfsbane.”
Ryley nibbled his lips as he stressed his brain to come up with a good excuse. “That's because our teacher from botany class has yet to inform the principal. We only discussed it on the last day.”
“In that case, why don't you give me the wolfsbane, Ryley Shine? I'll return it to you once your Principal has informed me about the project and explained to me as to how exactly the students are going to use a deathly plant like wolfsbane in a botany project when it should be kept away from the students in the first place.” his father snatched it from him and hurled it behind his head on the ground.
‘Dang it!” Ryley muttered annoyingly while father slipped past him with a cool look on his countenance as if he did a greater job.
Come to think of it, it was indeed a great job because his son, seventeen year old, was a bully.
When Ryley learnt that his father was taking him on a rescue expedition, he promised his friends to get some wolfsbane so that they could use them on their next target the next day he arrived at school. Seeing the plant on the muddy ground he pouted before composing himself and following his father ahead in the woods.
‘So what if he didn’t let me have it from here, I can steal some from the science lab where it is growing alongside other harmful plants for research purpose.’ he thought with a malicious beam.
He rushed over to his father while handling his sword. Stopping next to him. "By the way, I discovered this." he handed his father a necklace he had plucked out of his jeans pocket.
It was a pendant made of diamond that read "Valentine" within.
While his father intensely scrutinized the neckpiece, Ryley beamed boastfully. Observing how his father was examining the pendant, he became certain that he made a useful discovery.
"Jason, it's a girl named Valentine. We have to find her." Alpha Hercules communicated over his psychic link to the pack's senior doctor and his BFF, Jason Pereira.
Hercules smiled with an arched brow as he disconnected the mind link and turned to face his son, "Come on, Ryley, let's go look for her."
"Well dad, you know we can split up and speed up the process. So why don't you go ahead and look for her while I search here."
"Come with me." Alpha held Ryley's collars and dragged him with himself.
"But I want to do some exploring, dad. Why don't you look for this girl yourself? You will do well without me. I am not helping you anyway." Something was stopping him from going with his father.
Although he was curious to come here and save whoever was attacked by the rogues and brought here, now he was not ready to see the person. He was silently walking next to his father when he heard, "I comprehend that you are nervous and don't want to discover a wounded girl, I am afraid you can't back out now, Ryley."
"It's not like that," He bit his mouth hesitantly. "I just don't want to find a beautiful girl dead!"
His father cracked up much to his dismay before he answered, "Pray that she's not dead. Who knows if she is your soul mate?"
Glow of mischief returned in his eyes. Ryley scoffed and confidently joined his father as he mouthed, "If she is .... then it is going to be a bad Valentine's day, Alpha Hercules."
No words were exchanged as they headed further. Alpha Hercules was informed that a group of rogues had been observed through security cameras breaching through their territory with a human held in one of their mouths.
The air was misty and the winds carried dust and leaves. It made the footage come out blurry. By the time the spectators arrived at the spot, the rogues were gone.
All that was left behind was blood and hair. Assuming it could be deathly to deal with them alone, the alpha was summoned along with his doctor friend on a rescue operation for the abducted human.
Within a span of twenty minutes the Alpha and his team killed the cluster of rogues, except the girl was missing. The last rogue talked about the human dying really soon for the wounds and bites she received were lethal, thus the alpha and team inferred the person was alive. From then on they'd been looking for her frantically.
"Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day... Day I will never forget. After I'd wandered in darkness away... Jesus my Saviour, I met." Alpha Hercules' peepers set agape realizing that his son was singing.
His mouth stretched up joyfully. This was amusing to have Ryley sing a hymn at this moment. Not when he had been the least religious type. He was startled to know Ryley even knew a hymn.
Warriors who accompanied the Alpha looked below them from the trees in pure amazement. Then they resumed their leaps from one tree to another as they inspected the area for any hint of the missing girl.
"O what a tender, compassionate friend, He met the need of my heart; Shadows dispelling, With joy I am telling, He made all the darkness depart. Heaven came down and glory filled my soul, When at the cross the Saviour made me whole;" With Ryley continuing singing, they made their way further and further.
The air was tranquil and gentle until they climbed a hilly region and saltated on the other side. Foul stench of blood hit their nostrils. Ryley blocked his nose and tried not to puke at the smell. His father simply held his breaths while the warriors pulled out their respective masks and put them on.
"Here under the old banyan tree, Hercules." They heard doctor Jason and rushed towards the source of his voice.
When they arrived at the location, blood syphoned from their faces. Their hands became frigid, and a gnawing sensation spread over them.
"She is a young girl," Alpha Hercules knelt down near her feet.
She was lying lifelessly on her stomach. Her tangled hair extended over her shoulders and back. The worst sight was her bleeding waist as a small portion of her flesh was ripped out of the left side of her waist. Her right arm laid in a painful angle, indicating that it was broken. Her right foot was badly twisted.
They were staring at her senselessly when out of nowhere a loud gasp expelled from her turned down mouth, "H-hel-help... Help m-me." making them stare in a catatonic stupor as she was still alive while the strings of Ryley's heart oscillated frenziedly.
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1... 14th August 2017, Ryley's point of view... "So how is that girl, what's her name... Mmmm... Yeah, Valentine!"... Clarke asked me munching into his hamburger. Just now lectures got over, and we were sitting all alone in the canteen eating our lunch. There was no single student except me and my gang, why? Simple because we do not like to see any morons face after the head aching lectures. It is too much to tolerate, duh! I simply placed down my glass of cold coffee looking at him, replaying his words in my mind. "How am I supposed to know that?"... I counter questioned him. Dude, she was not my girlfriend nor my mate then why on earth will I keep the information about her breaths or her pain! 2...Violent scenes ahead. Please, don't read if you can't take it. The author doesn't appreciate bullying. Thanks. ____________A big cheesecake as that of the size of the table was placed on it. His name was perfectly written in its centre using an amazing font. Ryley seemed very happy, his girlfriend clung on his left arm as he stood with a knife, all ready to murder his cake. "Be quick bud, can't control the wolf inside of me. Just want to taste this bitch!" Yeoman, the other member of their Wild Wolves gang grumbled ogling at the cake. "Every fucking thing seems a bitch to you, ain't I right?" Zander laughed. Yeoman's eyes could be spotted shining brightly. He nodded his head in yes, proving his friend correct, lol. Partially opened mouth was drooling at the delicacy, nose sniffling like a dog. His action made everyone chuckle at his stupidity. Having been frustrated by his behaviour, Hazel crushed his feet with her high heel. He cried in pain with a loud yell, "What the,
Marked by the bully (#1 in bully series) Chapter 2
2...Violent scenes ahead. Please, don't read if you can't take it. The author doesn't appreciate bullying. Thanks. ____________A big cheesecake as that of the size of the table was placed on it. His name was perfectly written in its centre using an amazing font. Ryley seemed very happy, his girlfriend clung on his left arm as he stood with a knife, all ready to murder his cake. "Be quick bud, can't control the wolf inside of me. Just want to taste this bitch!" Yeoman, the other member of their Wild Wolves gang grumbled ogling at the cake. "Every fucking thing seems a bitch to you, ain't I right?" Zander laughed. Yeoman's eyes could be spotted shining brightly. He nodded his head in yes, proving his friend correct, lol. Partially opened mouth was drooling at the delicacy, nose sniffling like a dog. His action made everyone chuckle at his stupidity. Having been frustrated by his behaviour, Hazel crushed his feet with her high heel. He cried in pain with a loud yell, "What the,
3....Ryley and his friends stood there all shocked and numb like a statue staring at her body.'Gosh? Why are these girls so dumb? She literally slit her wrists overhearing us. It was just a prank God damn it. We never shot her video, we just acted like that to teach her a lesson.'He thought while behind him, "Ohh god! She is dead." "Shit! she committed suicide!" "The wild wolves gang killed another student!" Distant chattering broke behind them. Though they felt like shutting their mouths forever, they could not. They were already in a mess. A girl committed suicide! "God, guys we need to do something? The crowd is also increasing, shit! Why she has to kill herself." Hazel stuck close to Ryley who was as dumbfounded as her. It was his idea to do all this and now, it took somebody's life and pushed them into the ocean of problems, "Come on we need to get this cleared. Wait I will call the cleaner." Shame on him, he just proved out to be the reason behind someone's death and the
4… There was a forlorn wind hitting him constantly. Ryley let the servant go who fled away within a blink of time far away from his eyesight while he himself stood with mixed feelings on his spot— amused. There was no expression on his face! No excitement, no surprise, no sadness, no anger, simply nothing. He just blinked his eyes looking on the wall across him.He had no idea what was wrong with him. He just changed his emotion suddenly from aggression to neutral hearing about her. Uhh, maybe because he was the one who carried her lifeless body that was going to turn cold, or for that matter maybe her spirit of perseverance had impressed him. Despite being injured badly, she could still speak. She could breathe and above all, she could stay strong and fight death. He was impressed by her perseverance. One thing was clear, she had something strong that was keeping her go on without losing hope. Maybe she could still survive because she was bound to someone!That could be the only pos
5...Two years later...14th August 2019.The crowd jostled on the college premises near the notice board. The results of the previous exams were up. Some were happy, some sad while some people literally had no sign of anxiety on their faces after knowing that they failed. Some crying in happiness for passing with distinction, some screaming in enjoyment knowing that they were offered scholarships for the next year, and a few quarreling since they have to repeat the same grade again.The toppers were being congratulated by their classmates while the others who passed with E grade were distributing magnum bars in excitement. There was hustle bustle all around, the teachers sat in the staff room listening to the noise spreading in the college corridors, they half-smiled half-joked experiencing the chaos occurring around. Sad because the holidays for the summers were reduced and it was now only for three weeks— this is because the alpha wants to introduce a new syllabus to the students. A
6...His eyes murderously bore into hers. They were so dark that it felt like he would eat her the next moment. Poor Valen stood high and dry struggling to breathe properly. Her breaths were actually stuck in her throat, seeing him sooo fucking close. Well, this was not the first time she was seeing him close, this keeps happening every now and again still, every time he did that, it got harder for her to adapt in the environment."Ryley! You are hurt—""OH JUST SHUT UP!" He screamed on her lips, leaving the tracks of his saliva drops highlighting on her pinked lips that shone like diamonds on her mouth.Hazel turned her eyes away, she hated to see them so close, yet there was nothing she could do about it. For he would only do that to her to pain her, hurt her— bully her. Still, that proximity bothered her always. It never gave her a good feeling.Okay, Valen stood silent under his gaze. She was, like always— clueless as to why does he behave like that when she is around! She frequen
7..."Valen! It's me, your dadda!" I heard the familiar voice And when I unlatched my eyes, my nerves calmed down instantly. "Dadda!" I sighed, slipping in his arms immediately.Damn! I had badly freaked out. I need to keep my imaginations in control or else it will become the death of me someday. After Staying there in his arms for some time as I detached myself, he gave me a narrowed gaze. "Where were you baby? Do you know how concerned I was for ya! You have never been out for so long. What made you do so?" he shot his back to back questions on me giving me no chance to clarify myself.I can't tell him the truth. He will not only be concerned about my shoulder that has gone totally numb, I can't even feel whether I have it or not! But he will also complain to alpha about Ryley and his gang and I know alpha will not entertain this shit any more.Alpha Hercules treats me like his own daughter. He cares for me more than Ryley which is why he hates me. He thinks that I am trying to tak
8... Valen’s POV"Night dad, I love you and dare you to stay up late in the night. I will come and check." I warned him before closing the door of his room.It should be him telling me all these things but here in our case, it's different. I have to take his care. My father being the responsible doctor does important research in the night, that is his best time to do it. He says night gives him pleasure. And Working when the stars are twinkling at night and when the birds are putting their little ones to sleep with their lullabies, he gets upfront and motivation to work. However, I oppose him. Neither do I like night nor the twinkling stars up there in the sky. I securely locked the door of my room as well as the lights except the night bulb that is above my head, behind my back on the wall right over my portrait. The darkness gives me chills, I feel suffocated and that army of those stupid stars make me feel as if there are crores of eyeballs staring at me. I put myself to bed and