Shadow ran concerned for Ky, worried she wouldn't be able to protect her. She was so tired, how much more could she take? Then suddenly, she slid to a stop, sending sweat flying. One more step and she would enter territory she was taught never to enter. Vander's territory. No! Ky needs me! Shadow gathered crouched and dashed into the shade of the forbidden place.
She kept at a fast pace, motivated only by the images of Ky shredded and bloody. She wouldn't let that happen! Faster she ran, pushing more, ignoring the ache in her legs. Her ears pricked when she heard the sound of a battle and then there they were. Ky was covered in blood as leopards tore at her flesh, mauling her against the ground. Shadow let out a warning roar as she stood in a fighting pose. Vander's eyes flickered to her and a group of scarred cat faces glared. Then they turned to the bird, who ordered them.
"Kill her!" " They turned and ran for Shadow. Ky climbed to her feet slowly in a lot of pain.
"Get her still!" Vander yelled. Shadow was pinned to the ground by the leopards who snapped at her, digging claws into her gray fur.
"It's about time the Alphas start respecting me!" Vander swooped down with incredible speed going right for Shadow's left eye. Ky raced under the bird then dove up grabbing his thin little legs with her teeth. The bird squeaked loudly showing his pain. Ky smacked him against the hard ground then dropped him putting her blue paw on his stomach.
"Your a wimp Vander, there is no reason anyone should respect you, we're not scared of you, it's them!" She nodded her head toured the Leopards, then Shadow leaped up to her feet knocking them all away. Ky turned back to the bird, as Shadow tried to listen to their conversation concerned for Ky.
"And we've got them under control." Vander glared at her with anger. "Fly away you bird, before I rip your wings off and you can't." Ky removed her paw letting the bird go. He flew high up in the tree, he soon became just a silhouette in the low sun setting. But the leopards leapt at Shadow slamming her back down. Leaving exposed stomach, she grabbed the throat of one, spilling cat blood onto her coat.
"Shadow!" Ky raced over to the pile and ripped the cat on the top off. She took him up with her mouth then smacked the cat down to the ground hitting his head on a large rock. The animal was immediately out. Then Ky turned back to the pile, Shadow was standing there with blood stains on her pretty coat. Ky's eyes trailed down to the bloody limp Leopards. Ky smiled. Shadow smirked, but was impressed by Ky's strength.
"Thanks again for making me feel really stupid. Let's go find Tays." Shadow smiled at the wounded Royal. Then the two turned and raced away.
They came to a small cave after about an hour of solid running, Ky slipped into it, her yellow eyes large and aware of her dark surroundings. Shadow stalked after her, keeping an eye out for the princess. Everything about this place made her alpha sense tingle.
"Why are you back here? I thought I told you where Forest was, wasn't that all you wanted?"
"Tays? Is that you?" Ky asked in a confused tone. Shadow leapt forwards at the sound of Forest.
"Ky! I had no idea it was you! I thought you were Liar!" A Green wolf limped out of the dark, a chain on his one front leg. Shadow stared at the chains snarling, while Ky looked lovingly into Tays eyes.
"What were you talking about?" Ky asked. The wolf dropped his head. Making Shadow focus her attention back to the green wolf.
"Liar, he told me he would tear your pack apart, unless I told him where Forest was. I had to tell him Ky." Shadow felt dizzy and weak, as a sick feeling hit her stomach. Forest was on their side. Before they said anymore, she was gone racing back to the Royal pack. How could he! It was all a trap! Fury fueled her run back, but once she arrived it was too late. The pack was surrounded by Vander, Steel, Liar, and many other wolves and cats. But the one Shadow's eyes focused on was Forest who stood watching Gus and Runner, in case they tried anything funny.
"Ah. Shadow. Nice of you to join us! Forest is quite the deceiver isn't he?" Steel gloated as Liar smirked at Shadow and winked.
"How could you! Forest, we trusted you." Shadow sputtered angrily, but Forest just laughed.
"Sorry. I hope I haven't upset you little alpha." Liar and Steel laughed with him, making Shadow shake with rage. But that rage turned to fear, once Ky and Tays appeared. They came to stand next to her.
"We are too late. I am so sorry Ky!" Tays looked ashamed and hung his head low.
"It's okay Tays. We were all tricked." She comforted Tays. But Shadow was too busy studying the amount of enemies. How many followers did they have? Too many for just them, all injured and bloody.
"Scared Shadow? I know there is a lot of us. So I will make you a deal. You come with us and stay out of our way and we let the pack go." Steel and Liar said. Shadow stared into Forest's eyes who refused to meet contact with hers.
"Don't do it, Shadow. He always lies." Ky begged, but Shadow was already stepping forwards.
"Leaders have to take that risk." She said sadly.
"Nice choice! Forest take her away." Forest came and shoved Shadow towards the other side and into a forest.
"Wait. Let them go!" Shadow snapped. Steel and Liar looked angry at her wit. They let the pack go before following after Forest and Shadow. Liar winked at Ky and gave her an evil grin before they all disappeared.
hehe^^ This should be good for you Liz!!