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Happen 30 (L)

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Theme: Infiltrated

Sub Theme : You Should Expect A Vamp

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I strode out into the fresh air. It was late evening, and darkness was fast

approaching. I clutched my necklace, glad of its warmth. I didn’t feel like the

vampires were anywhere nearby, but it was still good to have protection. Outside of Alpha Brett’s house I paced back and forth, taking deep breaths to calm myself down. I had never been a short-tempered person but insulting my Mate was

apparently a fast way to get meriled up. I inhaled the fresh air, letting the scent of home sootheme.

I just couldn’t help but feel Alpha Brett was dealing with the wrong problem first. I knew the Black Mountains Pack posed no threat to us until the vampires were

gone. Cain was much more frightening than Gabriel at the moment, Mate or not. Lost in thought for several minutes, I almost didn’t notice the set of footsteps

approaching me.

“Skylar!” I recognized Will’s voice as he strode up beside me, breathless. I noticed I had walked nearly a block away from Alpha Brett’s house with my fevered

pacing.

“Hey, Will,” I muttered, embarrassed at the scene he had witnessed. “How did you get out?”

“I snuck out as soon as I could. Your parents couldn’t leave and Maria’s father was watching her. I wanted to make sure you were okay.”

“I’m fine.” I sighed, letting my shoulders droop. “I just…I feel like he’s dealing with

the wrong problem when he’s trying to blame the Black Mountains Pack for everything.”

There was understanding in Will’s blue eyes, but also a slight bit of aloofness I wasn’t used to. It was like he was intentionally distancing himself from me, but I wasn’t sure why.

“I know. But look at it from his point of view. I know you see it differently now, Skylar, but for years we’ve been basically at war with the Black Mountains Pack. You knowhow big of atoll stress has taken on Alpha Brett over the years? It isn’t easy for him to just….move on.”

“I’m not asking him to move on. I’m just asking for him to be a good Alpha.”

Will’s gaze flashed with surprise, then hardened slightly. “You’re saying our Alpha isn’t competent?”

“He just isn’t acting like he should right now.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Easy enough for you to say.”

I glanced at him, surprised at the bitterness in histone. “What do you mean?” I demanded, feeling my agitation rise again.

Will shook his head, raising his hands in surrender. “Look, Skylar, I don’t know. It’s just that Alpha Brett may not treat you the same way he did before. You

aren’t…”

“I’m not what? A member of this pack?” My anger surged again. I hadn’t been

Marked by Gabriel yet, and I sure ashell didn’t feel at home yet among the Black Mountains Pack wolves, so technically speaking this was still my pack.

“Well you probably won’t be for long.” The sheer amount of bitterness in histone was bewildering.

“You have no idea what you’re talking about, Will. You make it sound so easy, like I’m just going to go from one pack to the other in a heartbeat.”

“It probably will be easy. I saw the way you looked at him.” Will seemed angry

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“Well, it won’t be easy. And of course I look at Gabriel like that. I can’t help it, he’s my Mate.”

Will winced as I said the word, ‘Mate’. This only served to irritate me further. “What, Will? Are you going to give me that look like everybody else does? Condemn me for having Gabriel as a Mate?”

“He’s a tyrant, Skylar. You deserve so much better.”

My Wolf snarled furiously and I clenched my hands into fists, glaring at Will. I

had no idea what had gotten into him. I had never seen him behave like this. “That just showshow little you know,” I spit out. Nobody would insult my Mate and get away with it. My Wolf wouldn’t allow it.

 

“I think I know enough about him. He’s already changing you.”

I glared at him. I’d had enough of this. “You know what, Will? I’m not going to

deal with this, deal with people telling me I’m changing or becoming disloyal to the pack. It’s really none of your business.”

“I’m your friend, Skylar. I don’t want that asshole ruining you.”

“DON’T TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT!” I, or, more appropriately my Wolf,

snarled at him. I was sure my eyes had darkened as my Wolf fought for control.

She was already hurt and agitated, and everything tonight had brought her crawling to the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

Will took a step back, looking hurt and horrified at the way I was speaking to him. I didn’t care, though. I had enough going on and I didn’t need my pack members

turning on me. Without another word, I turned away from Will and strode off into the gathering darkness, trying to fight the Shift from happening. I needed to go

home, back to my parents’ house. That was the only place I’d feel comforted right now.

What had gotten into me? I couldn’t help but feel that being so far away from my Mate while the Mating bond was still developing was only making everything

worse. What was I supposed to do?

~~~~~~~~Maria’s POV~~~~~~~~

The meeting only lasted about thirty minutes after Skylar left. I felt like the

altercation had made the mood in the room uncomfortably tense, at least for some of us, so I was grateful when Alpha Brett called it a night after a few more

instructions.

Sighing and rubbing my hand against my forehead, I made my way outside. I felt bad for Skylar, I truly did. She would never be disloyal to this pack or any pack, and I couldn’t help but feel like she had a point. From what she’d told me, the

vampires were to betaken very seriously. Then again, Alpha Brett had been

dealing with the Black Mountains Pack’s viciousness and Gabriel’s heartless

attitude for years. He couldn’t be expected to just assume their innocence because she said so. I doubt he’d be able to shift his focus from Gabriel being the ‘bad guy’ unless he saw the vampires for himself. I hoped he wouldn’t have to.

My mother and father had stayed behind, along with Skylar’s parents, to discuss more with Alpha Brett. They were the highest ranking in the pack so it was their responsibility. I hoped my parents wouldn’t turn on Skylar, too.

I caught a whiff of a familiar scent on the breeze and I narrowed my eyes through the impending darkness, spotting Will’s figure. He was pacing back and forth,

shoulders hunched. As usual, I felt my body warm slightly upon seeing him. I

couldn’t help the spark of feeling I retained for him, eventhough he was not my Mate. I sighed; I really needed to get over the petty childhood crush, but I knew I just couldn’t until I found my significant other.

“Will!” I called out, quickly approaching him. He turned to face meand I

immediately sensed that something was wrong. His face was drawn and tense and his eyes hollow.

“What’s going on?” I asked, concerned. He turned away from me, hiding his face.

 

 

“Nothing. Don’t worry about it,” he said gruffly.

“Does it have anything to do with Skylar?” I asked, remembering the way he’d

followed her out. I felt a small pang of jealousy, knowing he still felt very strongly for her. I couldn’t blame the girl though. She had no idea.

Will huffed and didn’t reply, which gave me my answer.

“What happened?” I asked, repeating the question after a moment when he didn’t answer.

“Maria, I said I don’t want to talk about it!” He snapped. I blinked, taking a step back, feeling hurt athis rude reply.

“Well you don’t have to take it out on me,” I replied defensively. “I was just trying to help!”

 

“Well, that’s what I was trying to do too. But apparently I suck at it, because Skylar screamed at me and stormed off,” he muttered.

“What did you say?”

He was silent for along moment, resuming his pacing. “…I argued with her about Gabriel. Told her he wasn’t good enough for her, and said that he’s an asshole.”

“Will!” I gasped, shocked, not believing he’d say that about her Mate.

“Well it’s true!” He snarled, spinning to face me, eyes boring into mine. “He’ll never be good enough for Skylar!”

“That’s just your opinion. Fate obviously thought they were meant to be-”

“Seriously, Maria, do you have to rub it in my face?” He demanded, blue eyes

snapping. Underneath his anger I could see the deep pools of hurt. He and Skylar had never fought, and he wasn’t sure how to handle his emotion.

“Will, look. I know you like her, but she isn’t your Mate.” I tried to be kind about it, but the words came out more abrasive than I’d hoped. Will’s expression quickly morphed into one of horror.

“You mean…you….” He stuttered. Belatedly, I realized I’d never confronted him

about his feelings for Skylar before. There had never been any need to. However, since she had left he’d been quiet and withdrawn, just not himself. I’d been wanting to approach him for a while.

“I’ve known for years, Will. Ever since you two kissed.”

He kicked the ground roughly, frustration evident in the line of his strong jaw.

“Does she know?” I shook my head in response and he continued, “She never liked me then.”

I sighed. “Will, she wanted to wait for her Mate. After you two kissed, she realized she wanted to wait for that one special person.”

 

 

 

 

 

He gritted his teeth. “He’s not very special if you ask me.”

“Don’t be jealous. The least you can do is be supportive of her-”

“JEALOUS? Wow Maria, you really knowhow to make me feel better about things. Thanks for your support,” he spit out.

“Support?” I bristled athis condescending tone. “Will, I’ve always supported you! You’re my best guy friend! Don’t take this out on me!”

“You have no clue what it’s like, being obsessed with someone, knowing they’ll never feel that way about you.”

I looked down at the ground, the words spilling out before I could help myself. “Actually, I do,” I whispered, so quietly that he barely caught it.

He glanced at me sharply, startled. “What?” His eyes bored into mine as I looked up, and I felt captivated by their depths. I felt my heart rate speedup, but I couldn’t take the words back.

“I do know what that’s like.” In the background, I heard the light padding of feet

and Anne’s scent washed over my nose as she approached us. I registered her voice as she called my name but I ignored it, focusing on Will.

“But…who…?” He asked, clearly lost, and that hurt most of all. He really had no idea. He really didn’t think of me that way. It had always been Skylar, and it

always would be until he found his Mate. I felt a stab of rejection and I looked down again, biting my lip.

“You never noticed. You’re just like Skylar in that regard.” I heard his sharp intake of breath, felt his incredulous piercing orbs fixated on my face.

“Maria…” he started, clearly unsure what to say. Anne had reached us now and looked back and forth between us, clearly having heard the last part of her

conversation.

“Don’t worry about it,” I said, feeling the sadness well up. His dubious expression and lack of response confirmed everything. I knew then that I needed to walk away before I said something else I regretted or embarrassed myself more. Without

another glance at either Will or Anne I quickly strode away in the direction of the woods, trying to fight down the rising sadness. Why the Hell had I even said that? Our friendship was probably ruined now that he knew! Things would always be

awkward between us! I thought I heard them call after me but I ignored them.

 

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Furiously wiping at my eyes, I strode into the thick trees. You shouldn’t have done that, my Wolf chided, ever the motherly one. I could sense her concern through our link, her lingering affection for Will eventhough he wasn’t our intended Mate.

I know, I whispered back, but that was all I said as I continued through the fringes of the forest, dodging through the thick undergrowth. There was a place I often

went to think and I found it shortly, settling myself on the long, thick log. I let the sounds of the forest press in around me. For some reason, it seemed a lot quieter than usual. How strange.

Then the words of the meeting we’d just had came back tome, and the warnings not to go out after dark. Darkness had just fallen and I glanced up, biting my lip contemplatively.

Stupid, stupid, stupid, I thought. My embarrassing confession to Will had eliminated my common sense.

I needed to go back. This was just asking for trouble. Before I could move though, there was a rustling in the distance that quickly grew louder, and I heard Anne’s

voice calling my name yet again. She burst through the brush, blonde tresses in disarray.

“I knew you’d be here! Why did you ignore me?” She demanded, placing her hands on her hips. Even through her haughty, arrogant stare, I could see the concern in

her hazel eyes. Anne was rough around the edges but once I had gotten her respect and loyalty, she had always been my steadfast friend. When I was younger and had been bullied for being chubbier than the other kids, she had pummeled them for

me. When I needed help with makeup, she was always on standby. She may not have the same compassion or patience Skylar had, but Anne was a good friend, in her own way.

She didn’t like Skylar though, which had tested the limits to our friendship on

multiple occasions. I had tried endless times to gether to be nice to Skylar but

Anne had never been more than civil, if that. I’d always wondered if it was mere

jealousy, or if Anne didn’t respect Skylar because the latter let her compassion and insecurity make her into a pushover on multiple occasions, although she’d

developed more of a backbone in recent years. Either way, I’d always wished they

could just get along, but I’d never gotten my wish.

“Maria!” She screeched, staring me down.

“Sorry,” I whispered,placing my head on my hands. Immediately the slender blonde looked contrite.

“So…you going to explain why you just confessed your heart out to dear William?” She came and sat down gracefully beside me.

 

 

 

 

 

“I don’t know, he just…set me off. He was being really mean to Skylar, and when she left it upset him, and he took it out on me. I just….slipped.”

Anne sighed, leaning back a bit. “It’s getting ridiculous, anyways. Maybe it’s about time the cat’s out of the bag. Does Skylarknow he likes her?”

I snorted. “Of course not. I swear, that girl is just oblivious to male attention of any shape or form.”

“It’s not like she’s gotten that much before or she’ll get anymore anyways, not now that she has that Alpha as a Mate.” Anne spoke of Gabriel with disgust, but to my

surprise there was another undertone to her voice. Was it…jealousy?

“Don’t be rude, Anne,” I admonished. I was too tired to deal with her petty feelings.

“I know, I know, I’m sorry,” she grumbled grouchily. “It’s just…I never would have picked her as an Alpha’s Mate. She’s cute and all, I guess, but still.” There it was

again, the hint of jealousy.

“Anyways, let’s not worry about her. Are you going to be okay?” She asked me, and this time I noted true sincerity in her voice. I stood up, brushing myself off. Darkness had fallen several minutes ago, and I trusted Skylar’s judgment. We

should not take our chances and stay out here.

 

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“Yeah, but it’s going to be awkward now. Regardless, it’s dark, so let’s head back. Sorry for bringing you out here. I…”

I was cut off by the sound of a loud twig breaking. I spun around, immediately

crouching into defensive mode as Anne did the same, startled by the loud noise. There was a blur of movement, a whisper of sound, and then all of a sudden I felt something harsh and cold wrap around me several times, binding my arms to my side. The sensation was immediately followed by a sharp burst of pain that could only be described as excruciating, intolerable. I opened my mouth to scream but something was shoved in my mouth, roughly cutting off the sound. I fell to my

knees in agony, my eyes blurring with tears as I dimly registered what bound me: silver chains.

All of this happened in mere seconds. As soon as Anne registered what was going on, I sawher prepare to launch herself at the attacker, but before she could he was behind her, wrapping her throat and torso tightly with silver chains identical to

 

 

 

 

what bound me and clamping a hand over her mouth to prevent sound from

escaping. I had never seen anyone, other than Alpha Brett, move anywhere close to as fast as the attacker did.

My Wolf was howling in agony at the back of my mind but I couldn’t reach her; the silver distanced me from her and prevented me from any sort of mental

communication to let my pack know we were in danger. I was drained and weak from the kiss of silver but the agony went on and on as I felt my flesh searing and burning. I remained hunched on the ground, staring at Anne in desperation, too

weak to move but just wanting something to stop the pain. Judging by the

contorted look on Anne’s face she was feeling the same way, but her body was held up from collapsing by the creature that stood behind her.

This was my fault. I’d blindly run out here after humiliating myself. I hadn’t been paying attention to how dark it had gotten, and I had ignored Skylar’s warning

because I was too absorbed in my own thoughts. Stupid. Reckless.

Amidst my pain, my tear-filled eyes slowly flicked to his face and I took in his appearance in a matter of agonizing seconds.

He was very tall, very broad, very muscular, and likely a vampire judging by his unnatural pallor although I could not catch his scent. His hair was a light brown color and slicked back, his eyes an unnatural electric green-blue that stood out in the darkness. He looked to be in his late thirties but if he was a vampire there was no telling how many years he’d actually lived. He had a rather rugged bone

structure with a wide jaw and stubble along his chin.

But I was not thrown off by his appearance, what perturbed me was his

intimidating gaze. His eyes were glimmering with malevolence, and everything

about his stance indicated that he was a predator. I could not ignore the aura of

danger that emanated from him. If it weren’t for the burning pain up and down my body, I would have paid more heed to the tremor of fear that ran along by spine. I just knew this man was somebody powerful. My Wolf felt it too, and recoiled into the back of my consciousness as far away from him as she could get. Snarling in pain, I bared my teeth at him, before realizing the gesture wasn’t as intimidating

because I was gagged.

An amused smirk graced his features. “Why, hello to you too, Dog,” he said coolly, keeping his voice low. He glanced at Anne, who he was holding upright.

“Unfortunately,my dear Maria, I’d hoped to catch you alone. But since she’s here….”

Tears were streaming out of Anne’s eyes as she attempted to struggle, but the

vampire was far too strong, which made me even more nervous. She had Alpha

 

 

 

 

 

blood and couldn’t fight him off. I struggled against my burning restraints,

groaning in pain,the sound muffled. I could feel my skin searing from the sheer

amount of contact with silver. I was beginning to grow dizzy, unsure of how much more I could take before I passed out.

 

The vampire scanned Anne’s face with disgust making his lip curl. “The Alpha’s daughter, am I right?”

Anne growled against her gag, face contorted in pain.

“I didn’t plan on finding you, but I suppose you could work to my advantage.

However, since I know you won’t come as quietly as I hope….” With one swift jerk, the vampire roughly twisted Anne’s neck. There was a loud crack and the blonde collapsed on the ground, unmoving, neck broken and contorted at an odd angle. I gasped in horror, numbness creeping in as I stared at my friend.

“Oh relax, Maria, she’s not dead. A broken neck won’t kill a werewolf, you think I don’t know that?” The vampire grinned cheekily, displaying a set of even white

teeth. I had expected to see his canines exposed, but apparently he was containing himself. “She’s just collateral damage,” he continued, picking up Anne’s motionless body and heaving her over his shoulder. Then, he approached me, his intimidating form towering over my prone position.

His electric eyes darkened. “As are you,” he snarled, and the last thing I saw was his fist flying towards my face.

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Bonus Happen (1)

As Produced By Sheriff Squinty

Theme: And It Didn’t Look Like He Was Breathing

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~~~~~~~~Maria’s POV~~~~~~~

 

I was unaware of what was happening; I felt a burning, an itching sensation, heard voices going in and out, registered my body being rested on

something soft. I felt as if the silver was gone but I couldn’t be sure. My

Wolf was softly whining in the back of my mind. I couldn’t help but feel like I should stay awake, away from the brink of sleep. I fought against the

unconsciousness as I registered a presence near me.

Something warm gripped me and I felt strength flowing into my body,

easing the pain, erasing the dizziness. Healing me. Seizing ahold of this

source of energy, I welcomed it, allowing it to flow into my veins. With this form of comfort, I felt the sleep rush towards me, and this time it just felt right to fall into it.

So I slept.

I couldn’t be sure how time was passing, but I nestled myself in the

comforting blackness for some hours. Slowly, strength continued to trickle into me, although I still felt weak. I did not dream; instead, I was somewhere between true sleep and wakefulness. How much damage had the silver

caused? The reminder of the vampire made me jolt and my eyes slid open.

I winced as light flooded in, but I quickly realized it was just moonlight, streaming through the window nearest my bed. I glanced around in

confusion. My entire body was stiff and sore, and even the smallest

movements hurt. As I absorbed my surroundings I realized where I was: the infirmary.

So they’d found me in time. They’d saved me…or, more accurately, Skylar’s father had saved me. I glanced at the foot of the bed to see him resting

there, eyes closed as he lightly slept. His face was pale and drawn and I

couldn’t help the feeling of guilt that assaulted me. It seemed as if he had truly drained himself helping me.

I half-closed my eyes again, my body still incredibly weak. It was a wonder I hadn’t died, with all of that silver touching me. The vampire easily could

 

 

 

 

 

have killed me, and Anne, too. So why hadn’t he? With these troubling thoughts in my head, I began to doze off.

A quiet thump caused me to jump to wakefulness, or perhaps it was my

Wolf, who was whining in agitation. My eyes sprung open and the first

thing I saw was a dark figure, hovering over me. It was a vampire, with its fangs exposed, long dark hair hanging in its face. Its eyes burned with fury and disgust. I opened my mouth to scream but it quickly placed a hand

over my face, stifling most of the noise. I began to thrash, glancing around desperately for a weapon, but my search halted when I saw what was

happening to Skylar’s father.

The tall vampire from earlier had one hand wrapped around Alexander’s

head and cupped over his mouth, but Skylar’s father was making no moves to escape. I realized why when I saw the silver wrapped around his neck. I

mentally began to scream for help, although hopefully there werewolves

near enough to the infirmary to have heard my scream, despite the fact that the vampire had muffled it.

The vampire’s other hand was gripping a syringe, to my horror drawing

blood from Alexander, and in a quick movement the vampire had removed the syringe before replacing it with another, inserting something into

Alexander’s system. Alexander sagged in the vampire’s arms, beginning to convulse and thrash due to whatever had been injected. All of this occurred in a matter of seconds and, sure enough, I heard approaching footsteps

from outside the infirmary.

In the blink of an eye the two vampires were gone, escaping out of the

open window. As soon as the hand was removed from my mouth I began

to yell, the sound scraping against my sore throat. My body ached and I

cursed my own weakness for not being able to fight the second vampire off and help Alexander. Alexander was so drained from healing methat he

hadn’t even been able to fight or warn the others. I felt another wave of guilt.

Within seconds Alpha Brett, my mother and father, and two others burst into the room and darted over to us. Alpha Brett took one look at

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander before going over to him while my father rushed over to my bedside.

“Maria! Are you okay? What happened?” His eyes held thinly veiled panic, and he looked exhausted. Knowing my father, he’d stayed by me until

Alexander had ordered him out.

“Vampires…” I croaked, and Alpha Brett quickly ordered the two other wolves to follow the scent. Inwardly, I knew they wouldn’t find the

vampires; they left no scent at all, especially the one from the forest. I shivered thinking of his uncannily bright blue-green eyes, oozing

malevolence.

I ignored whatever was said next and allowed my gaze to fall upon Skylar’s father, Alexander. He was lying on the ground, eyes closed, completely

motionless. His skin had achieved an unnatural pallor and he’d finally stopped thrashing.

It didn’t look like he was breathing.

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More light will be shed on the attack on Alexander in the next Happen. So don’t fry your brain.

However.

The Deed is done.

 

Await the next Happen.

Theme : Dared To Danger

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