"What? Why would you announce your position in battle!" Tsume snapped as he, Toboe, and Hige came up behind Kiba and I.
"It wouldn't matter. He knew we were here the minute we walked in the door." I growled softly as I went into my wolf form, and started running towards the large black door that loomed ahead of us.
"Wait! Cheylie!" Toboe cried out as he ran after me.
Sorry, Toboe. But this has to be done. I'm sorry...I thought as my golden eyes narrowed, a slight sadness and regret showing in them.
I let out a snarl as I charged against the door. Surprisingly, it opened fairly easily.
My hackles rose as shifted into a crouching position, my pupils dilated as I glared around the room.
"Ah, so nice of you to drop by, Chey-chan." A cruel voice taunted from the shadows.
"Show yourself!" I barked, my teeth bared into a fierce snarl.
"My, my. Calm yourself, my dear." A shiver ran through me as he stepped from the shadows, shoulder-length black hair swaying, golden eyes dancing with sarcasm and hate.
"Eclipse..." I growled as I prepared to leap.
"What have you done with Cheza?" Kiba's voice snarled from behind me. Eclipse's eyebrows rose as he inspected the large white wolf.
"The Lunar Maiden? She and that half-breed are over in the corner." He said, annoyed, as he waved a hand towards the far corner of the room. Toboe and Hige raced over there, while Tsume and Kiba stood behind me.
"What did you do to them?" Hige's cry caused us all to turn our heads towards him. My eyes widened slightly as I noticed Hige holding a black, almost blue, wolf in his arms, blood dripping from her mouth. I felt a stab of pain in my heart when I saw tears streaming from Toboe's eyes. He held a small pink-haired girl in his arms, blood coating them both.
"Cheza..." Kiba's pained voice croaked out as he ran over to the two, Tsume right behind him.
"YOU BASTARD!" I screamed as I lunged towards Eclipse, who looked startled for a minute, before a cold smile came upon his lips.
"I see that you are still angry with me, Chey-chan." He taunted as he dodged each of my attacks. I stopped, panting, and glared at him.
"You killed him! YOU KILLED HIM YOU FUCKING BASTARD!" I screamed as I raced towards the man I had once loved, bloodlust seeping through my veins.
I lunged and bit into a startled Eclipse's right arm, nearly tearing it out of his shoulder. He gasped and jumped away from me, his eyes angry.
"You bitch!" He spat as he transformed into his wolf form, blood beginning to make a small puddle around him.
"Shut up." I snarled as I again charged towards the large black wolf in front of me, who did the same. We met head on in a clashing of jaws and bodies. I let out a sharp cry when he bit into my neck, leaving a deep gash.
I fell to the ground and coughed up blood, my eyes wide. Eclipse smiled. That bastard smiled.
"It seems as if you still cannot hold your own in battle. You were always the little weak wench that followed us around everywhere. No one liked you. We wanted you to die." He chanted as he walked closer to me, effectively backing me into a corner.
"Y-you're lying!" I cried as I tried to leap past him. I yelped as he grabbed me by the throat with his hands and held me against the wall.
"Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. You will never know, because you will die here, by my hands!" He snarled as I struggled to get away from his steel-like grip.
"Let her go!" A snarl came from behind Eclipse as Kiba launched towards him. Eclipse's eyes widened as Kiba bit into the back of his neck, leaving a deep gash. Eclipse let out a howl as he dropped me to the ground and turned to face Kiba, his lips curled into a snarl.
"K-Kiba! Get everyone out of here!" I weakly called out to the white wolf in front of me.
"No! You are a part of this pack, and we will not leave you here!" He snapped back. My eyes widened.
W-what? I'm...a part of this pack?
"Cheylie! Now!" Kiba called again. I nodded slightly and charged towards the defenseless Eclipse, and shoved my snout into his stomach as he turned towards me, my jaws open wide.
Eclipse let out a pained gasp as I dug deeper through his body, blood splashing all around us.
"C-Cheylie..." He gasped out before he fell to the ground as I pulled my muzzle out of him.
I panted hard as I gazed at Eclipses' fallen body, tears flowing down my blood splattered face.
"Eclipse..." I mumbled as I dropped to the ground beside him, shock evident on my face.
"I'm...sorry, Cheylie..." Eclipse gasped softly as he winced in pain. My breath hitched in my throat as I crawled over to him and held his head in my lap.
"Eclipse..." I choked out as my tears splashed down onto his face. He smiled slightly and lifted a finger to wipe away the tears from my eyes.
"Do...not cry, Cheylie...Do not be consumed...by the hatred...like I was..." He mumbled before coughing up blood.
"Ai...Shiteru, Cheylie." Eclipse whispered before his eyes slowly closed, his hand dropping from my face.
"Eclipse...open your eyes, Eclipse. I didn't mean it, and neither did you. Please, open your eyes." I cried out as sobs racked my body.
"Cheylie..." Toboe's pained cry came from behind me. I paid him no heed.
"Eclipse..." I mumbled as I buried my head in my hands.
"Tsume, Hige, Toboe, take Cheza and Blue into the forest and tend to their wounds. We will be there in a little while." I heard Kiba order the other wolves. A few seconds later only Kiba, myself, and the cold body of Eclipse remained in the broken down castle.
"Cheylie, he's gone..." Kiba's voice said quietly from behind me.
"I know." I said quietly as I sniffed slightly, a small hiccup coming out of my mouth.
"Come on, let's go find the others." Kiba said as he held out his hand to me. I nodded and accepted it as he pulled me up from the bloody ground. I smiled slightly at him.
"Thank you, Kiba. For what you said when we were fighting, that I was a part of the pack. It...really meant a lot to me..." I said quietly as we walked towards the exit of the room. Kiba nodded and smiled back at me.
"It's true. You are a member of this pack. You are our...friend, I guess." He explained as I stopped and gave one last look to Eclipse's fallen body.
"Sayonara, Eclipse." I whispered as a single tear dropped from my eyes. The last one that I would shed in a long time.
Shiroi Hikari:ACK! I am SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry for not updating in forever! I had major writer's block, and then we temporarily left my house cuz my parents were getting a divorce, and I haven't even been home for a full month. Anyways, please read the notice in my profile.
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