|A Second Chance
Author: marioandsonicFTW PM
After Humphrey runs away heartbroken from Kate's wedding, he gets killed by a seemingly familiar wolf. Kate finds a way to bring him back, but it's going to take all she has to make it happen. Final chapter is up! For readers who already read, something new is being brainstormed.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Humphrey & Kate - Chapters: 11 - Words: 11,697 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 02-26-13 - Published: 07-19-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8337101
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This is the first story that I have ever written. I hope that everybody enjoys it. Just so everybody knows, I welcome constructive criticism but no flames please. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts. EDIT: I looked through the chapter again and I thought that some of the narration and dialogue came out weird so I fixed it.
I can't believe that after all the fun that we had on our way back from Idaho, Kate still wants to marry Barf. I know that she probably has a big sense of responsibility for the pack, but I thought that she actually had feelings for me. It's just not fair! I didn't want to be close by to watch the wedding, so I decided to look over by the hill behind everyone. Then I saw Kate and Garth closing in for their kiss. I couldn't bear to watch and I just lost it. I started running. I didn't care where I was going just so long as I didn't have to see Kate.
What the heck am I doing! Why am I marrying Garth? I love Humphrey and I want to be with him for the rest of my life. At the very last second, I pulled away from Garth. Everyone was shocked. Dad came up to me and said,
"What's going on here!"
"I'm sorry, Daddy, but I can't marry Garth. My heart belongs to Humphrey. I hope your not mad."
Garth walked up next to me and said to my dad,
"I also have a confession to make. I'm in love with Lilly."
Dad and Tony turned their backs to us and talked very quietly. Finally they turned to us and Dad said,
"We've decided that since both of you sincerely love Humphrey and Lilly, we will unite the packs and you don't have to marry each other."
"Also," Tony explained, "Alphas can freely marry Omegas from this day forward."
I was so happy at that point. I just had to tell Humphrey. The problem is where is he?
I kept running toward the north and ran up a mountain. I ran for about 10 minutes before stopping next to a cliff. I just stopped there and cried for who knows how long. Some how crying always made me feel a bit better. Suddenly I heard a voice behind me.
"You've got a lot of nerve coming all the way up here, Omega."
I turned around and saw a jet black wolf walking towards me. He looked fearsome with a chipped left ear, fierce red eyes, and a huge scar running from over his left eye all the way down to his left side. He kind of look like a bigger and darker version of me. Somehow, he looks familiar.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"The name is Conan. I've been waiting a long time for this," he said with a frightening growl. It almost sounded demonic.
"What? Look, I don't want any trouble."
"Yeah? Well you found trouble, kid."
He looked like he was ready to pounce me. He jumped toward me and swiped his claws.
I left the others to look for Humphrey. I had no idea where to start looking for him, but I figured that if I could pick up his scent, I would be able to find him. So I started sniffing around places where humphrey would likely be. I checked the hill where he always went log sledding, I checked his den, and I checked the howling rock. Nothing.
I was about to give up when while I was passing the hill that was behind where I was about to marry Garth, I smelled Humphrey and it seemed like he was there recently. I started running as fast as I could, following where his smell would take me. He seemed to have headed toward the mountain to the north of our territory. Then a brief shock hit me. "That's the mountain with a steep cliff," I thought to myself. "He wouldn't!" I started sprinting in a panic, hoping that Humphrey was alright.
Conan's claws tore across my face. The blow left a burning sensation on my left cheek and I started bleeding. I yelped in pain. I tried to shake off the pain and tried to run away down the mountain, but Conan prooved to be much faster than I am. He sprinted until he blocked me in the direction I was running.
"Where do you think your going, you little coward! Stay and fight me like a real wolf!"
I was completely terrified. I just froze up where I was standing. There was no way I was able to fight back. I'm only an omega.
"Come on, runt!"
He pushed me back with such incredible force that I rolled back a few meters. I snapped out of it and I tried to tackle him, but with one swipe of his paw and I found myself against a tree. The force he used was so unreal. I slumped to the ground feeling very weak. I didn't have the strength to stand up. Conan walked up to me and gave a dark chuckle.
"Well, it looks like this is it for you. Say hi to our parents for me."
" What are you talk-"
He sunk his teeth into my back. The pain was so intense that I let out a loud howl. It was so stong that I felt weaker with each passing moment. He let go. I felt darkness consume me. Everything around me started fading…
While heading up the mountain, I heard a howl and I recognized that it was Humphrey's. He sounded like he was hurt. I felt tears coming into my eyes and had to run faster. After running towards the direction where Humphrey's howl came from for about 2 minutes, I was near a cliffside and what I saw nearly killed me. I saw a black wolf that sort of resembled Humphrey only older, with a chipped left ear, red eyes, and a huge scar. Next to him was Humphrey laying by a tree, his eyes closing, his fur covered in blood which stained the grass around him.
"HUMPHREY!" I yelled out of pure sorrow.
"Kate?" I thought.
Her voice brought me out of it. The darkness started to clear and I saw Kate running towards me.
"Kate!" I shouted as loud as I could.
She stopped next to me.
"Are you okay?" she asked.
"I am now that you're here."
"Oh, how touching. A moment while I barf."
"Did you do this to Humphrey?"
"Of course. My goal is to kill him no matter what and I will kill anyone who gets in my way!"
He pounced onto Kate. She pushed him off and swiped her claws over his face and left him bleeding. He touched his scratch, saw the blood on his paw, and chuckled again.
"You're gonna wish you hadn't done that."
He tackled into Kate and pushed her against the tree. She got knocked out.
"KATE!" I yelled.
Conan grabbed her by the scruff of her neck and carried her over to the cliff.
"Don't hurt her." I begged.
"Oh, I won't hurt her. The ground will."
He held her over the edge.
At that point, the surge of emotion that rushed through me gave me my strength back. I got up to my feet and knew that I had to save Kate. With all I had I ran toward Conan and jumped on his back. He was surprised and Threw kate away from the cliff and out of harm's way. I bit onto his back as hard as I could. He let out a howl of pain and threw me off of his back. I landed right in front of him. In his eyes, I could see pure rage. He lifted his paw and swiped me on my chest. The force threw me back a few feet. I looked back at Conan and saw that he was stumbling backward. The force that he use to attack me must have pushed him backwards.
"Look out!" I shouted.
I wanted to take a look over the cliff, but all my energy left me. The pain of my wounds were starting to take a toll on me. Then I remembered something.
I turned to Kate to see that she was waking up.
I was so happy to see her. The joy in her eyes filled me with happiness. But it wouldn't last long. My body ran cold, every part of me ached, and it was getting harder to breathe. I fell to my side.
She ran to my side and let out a howl to alert the pack.
"Humphrey, please stay with me."
"K-Kate," I said weakly.
My heart started racing.
"Th-There's something I-I wanted t-to… tell you… b-back on the… t-tr-train."
She started to tear up.
"What is it, Humphrey?"
"I-I love… y-you."
She gave a smile.
"I love you too."
I was ecstatic. Kate actually loved me back. I couldn't believe it. Despite the pain, this was the happiest moment of my life. I didn't know how long it would last, though. I started groaning from the unbearable pain. Everyone from both packs started to show up. The sun began to set beyond the horizon.
"Please, Humphrey. Please don't die. You're going to be okay."
She started to cry.
"Please don't die!"
"D-Don't cry, K-Kate."
She look at me and tried her best to smile.
"Kate? R-Remember… when we howled t-together… on the t-train?"
"Yes. I do."
"W-Will you howl with me… one l-last time?"
"Of course I will, Humphrey."
While lying down on the ground, I tried to howl my best with all the strength I had left. Kate howled so beautifully. Just like how we sang our song harmoniously on the train. I just wished that we could still be together. I flashed back to our favorite moments.
"That doesn't sound so bad. I mean only for the good of the park."
"What's wrong with you?" "I have to go!"
"You know, rain dances actually make it rain." "Oh, then maybe I'll try singing it backwards.
"I told you you could trust me."
"Kate and Humphrey: World Adventurers!"
Then, our song ended.
I felt the life I had left slipping away. My vision began fading and my body was failing.
"K-Kate… I d-don't have… much time left. Just know that… I-I will always...l-love you…"
"I will too, Humphrey."
She gave me a lick on the cheek and smiled. The sun had gone out of sight. The last thing I saw was Kate's beautiful face before darkness fell on me. I drew my last breath and gave into it.
Well that's the first chapter. What's going to happen now that Humphrey's gone?