Prisoner- Chapter 20
"Well, look what we have here." A voice said from behind us. It belonged to none other than… yep, you guessed it… Ari.
"Did you miss me?" He asked with the rough texture of his voice.
"Like a headache." I said turning to look at him. I pushed Angel behind me. Fang walked to stand next to me, so we were in front of the younger two, Gazzy and Angel. Iggy and Nudge stood to Fang's right.
"U and A?" Fang whispered.
I nodded before saying, "I and G to the left. N and A to the right."
I said it just loud enough for the whole flock to hear. Ari was distracted talking to someone on the other end of a radio. Good thing, it made things a bit easier.
"Think you can hold things on your own?" I asked Fang.
A dark eyebrow popped up. "Why?" He questioned.
"There's no sense in you and I fighting together. I can hold my own in a fight and if we split up then we can surround the erasers in all four directions." I explained quickly. "But if you don't think you can hold your own, then…"
"I'll hold the front." He said cutting me short.
I laughed at the look on his face. I loved teasing Fang, he was so serious about everything. All the time. He was now looking at me with one of those 'you can't be serious' expressions. I held back a laugh and smile.
Ari directed his attention back to me. 'Who's ready for school?" He growled before lunging at me. I moved out of the way easily. I have great reflexes, it was going to take more than that to catch me.
"U and A!" I called out to the group. "I and G left, N and A right, Fang front. I got the back." I said staring at Ari.
The flock took off just as I instructed. I saw them make it to the directions that they were assigned and begin to fight with a few erasers. They seemed to be fighting and holding their own really well. My heart swelled with pride. I loved my flock.
Ari lunged at me again, coming a little closer to hitting me this time. Before he could turn to look at me again, I kicked him in the middle of his back. It looked like it actually hurt him and made him angrier. Great.
"You're going to pay for that." He said roughly as he turned to look at me.
"You have to catch me first." I said taking off into the air.
"With pleasure." He said flying up with some struggle to face me in the air.
I planted a round house kick on his chest. He dropped a few inches, forgetting to flap his wings. I smiled at the sight.
"You have to flap to stay in the air, wolf boy." I said smirking.
The anger flashed in his eyes again. He flew at me and I dodged out of the way. He came at me again, throwing his large claws at me right and left. I had to constantly dodge them and try to fly away, until finally one hit me. I immediately felt a headache coming on, like I didn't get enough of those already.
I started to feel a little dizzy and my vision became fuzzy. I blinked a few times. I was close to seeing double and there's no way I could fight not being able to see straight.
Ok, I know what you're thinking. Iggy can fight blind, why can't she fight seeing double? Well, Iggy has had a lot of experience fighting and carrying out other tasks being blind. I have always had use of my eyes on the other hand and am quite dependent on them.
I blinked again. Things were starting to look normal again.
I could make out Ari swinging his large paw at me, so I lunged to one side. He was able to rake his claws into my left shoulder, producing four parallel scratches. I winced as I felt the familiar sting. Blood slowly streamed down my arm to my fingertips. A river of blood, but nothing to panic over. I've seen worse on Fang and Angel.
I swung my foot at Ari's jaw only to catch his shoulder. It didn't have much of an impact. I swung again and caught him in the throat. I heard him cough and gasp for air a couple times. He lost some major altitude and landed on the ground. Unfortunately, we weren't that high up, just about twenty feet. He seemed to be fine and got up pretty quick.
"Let's go!" He yelled out to the other erasers. Then he looked up at me and yelled, "Until next time!"
"Can't wait!" I yelled back sarcastically.
As the erasers disappeared I called out to the flock for a report on their injuries with one simple word, "Report!"
"I'm okay." Total said popping his head out of Fang's backpack.
"Fang?" I asked looking at him for an answer.
"Fine." He said shrugging.
"Hungry." Nudge said rubbing her stomach. I rolled my eyes.
"Gazzy?" I questioned looking at the blond boy.
"My jaw kind of hurts, but not bad." He said holding his hand to his jaw.
"Angel?" I asked turning to her.
"Just tired." She said rubbing her eyes.
"Iggy?" I asked turning to the blind mutant.
"Caught a punch in the stomach, but nothing major." He assured.
"You sure?" I questioned studying him.
"Yeah." He said nodding.
"Max, what happened?" Angel asked seeing my arm.
"Ari scratched me, it's fine." I said giving her a reassuring smile.
"We should land so we can patch it up." Fang said looking at me.
"We can do that when we land to get food." I said shaking my head.
"We should do it now." He said staring at me.
I fidgeted under his stare nervously. "Okay, land back at camp." I instructed.
The flock did as told. I followed behind them.
We landed where we had just camped the night before.
The younger kids busied themselves with other tasks as Fang pulled the supplies out of his bag.
First, the antiseptic. It stung, but it helped keep the wound germ free.
Second, cloth to clean off the blood. When he carefully swept the blood off my arm, I winced and sucked in a breath. He looked up into my eyes quickly looking a bit worried.
"I'm fine." I assured.
Third, the bandages. Regular bandages wouldn't work in this case, so he took a piece of shredded shirt and tied it around my arm tightly. I winced again, but it had to be done.
I stood up and gave Fang a 'thank you' look and said, "Alright let's go."
I took off and the flock followed behind me.
I could tell I was looking forward to another miserable day today. I still had a splitting headache and my eyes hadn't fully adjusted yet. I felt kind of dizzy. I shook my head ever so slightly. I just had to live through it and unfortunately, suffer through it. For the flock, they needed me. The leader.
AN: Hope you liked it! Remember to review! This is the last chappy, since I can't post all 80 chapters I have do on one thread. PRISONER PART 2 WILL BE UP SOON! PLEASE KEEP READING, THINGS GET VERY INTERESTING!