Our animation programs weren't loading in our classes today...so I drew this bad boy on our Cintique computers which are totally bad ass and SO much easier to draw on. I have three classes out of four in this Contique lab for 11 weeks, so definitely be drawing as much as I can on them.
"I don't think you want to fuck with me...I'll kill you.Letting you rot as an empty husk." Nicolai warned, his voice cracking with a slight hint of laughter yet billowing with dangerous intent as it scratched the insides of Viktor's ears. He began to circle around like a hungry vulture. "And when it's infested with the maggots laid by ravenous flies, I'll consume it...devouring everything you have. From the peritoneum inside your cavity to the sinew in your legs...I'll eat it. All of it." -
Craycray ol' Nicolai up to his cute, bubbly antics again. :3 I should point out: This is when Nicolai is early in his stages of this insane infection. his coat is fuller, less matted and he's got a bit more weight on him. Throughout the story and towards the end, he's very scruffy and very thin. His coat is very light, short and clumpy.
The two brothers made their way to the top of the snow covered mountain towards the laboratory which rested at it's peak. "Roy, why are we going back there? We just got out of that wretched place." Benjamin panted. His voice hiding something. Roy was determined to go back to the lab and rescue Argus. "We -have- to go back. Argus needs us. We're his only hope." Roy replied. Benjamin staggered behind, struggling to keep up. Something in him didn't feel right. He couldn't focus and his balance was off.
Sensing something off about his brother, Roy looked over his shoulder, "You okay Ben?" He panted. The Vallhund nodded with heavy exhales, "Y-yeah...I'm good." He lied. The corgi frowned as he reluctantly turned away from his brother and went to continue on.
His eyes lay upon a rugged, almost impassible passage which caused him to stop in his tracks. "Roy..." Benjamin's tired voice quivered behind him. Roy didn't answer. He only stared at the terrain ahead in shock. "Roy...listen to me. There's something I have to tell you." Benjamin whispered as his breath was thin. The cardigan stared ahead, trying to figure out a way they could get through, "There has to be a way to get through. If we could just-" "It's pointless!" Benjamin suddenly shouted as tears rolled down his eyes. Roy froze, shocked at his brother yelling at him. "Roy, I think he's dead..." Benjamin managed to say within the moment of silence he had. Roy felt his heart skip a beat. His legs felt even weaker then before. He could only stare ahead, in shock, as he was trying to figure out what his brother just said.
Just a bit more to my story, hehe. Benjamin finally tells Roy what he saw in the lab. But determined as ever, Roy won't believe it. He will find Argus and rescue him.
Roy: "As the sun rose, I found him shivering in the cold mountains, dazed and confused, trying his damnedest to remember who he was and who I was and of the days past. His body was quivering all over before he lurched forwards, heaving up whatever contents he had left in him. The virus was eating him slowly...I didn't know what to do. I found myself, staring at my little brother, unable to move. Was there anything I could do to stop the virus? I am a dog...not a human or scientist. I am nothing but a little dog...A little damn dog in a huge world reeked of pain and suffering."
More of Roy and Benjamin's struggles. Benjamin uses every fiber of his being to fight the virus. His brain is telling him to attack and kill his very own brother, but his heart is telling him otherwise. The problem is...which is stronger? The virus which has hold of his brain...or his heart which has hold of his love and memories?
Roy: I couldn't believe my eyes! My own brother, drenched in blood. MY blood. His fangs flashed within the light of the war. Their ivory surfaces pierced my flesh, tearing it away from my bones. I wanted to fight back, but couldn't force myself to do so. The thought of inflicting pain upon my younger brother almost sickened me more than he hurting me. I blocked and endured his attacks as best I could, unable to force myself to destroy him.
The virus the scientists had created has activated. They injected many test subjects, Benjamin being one of them, to see what sort of aggression arose from the virus. The virus attacked the brain, causing the host to lose all control and rationalization. They became killing machines, ignoring who and what they were attacking.
The laboratory was destroyed in the war, killing most of the scientists. The ones that lived fled, leaving the dogs to fend for themselves and were unaware of when the virus had activating within the dogs and what it was doing.
Roy had manage to break into the laboratory to rescue his brother, but it appear it is too late. Benjamin wasn't Benjamin anymore. The Benjamin Roy once knew had vanished and all that was left was this hollow, aggressive shell.