Darkstalkers: Next Generation
A/N: I don't own Darkstalkers.
Chapter 1: Introductions
"Felicia why do we have to take care of some kid that we don't even know and why does he have to be in the room next to mine?" Jon said.
"One, he's seventeen; two, this is the only spare room that we have left that is clean and three, his mom is a very good friend of ours." I said making the spare bed.
"Well who is she? I don't know a lot of people because of what I am." Jon said pointing to himself.
"You remember Pam McDaniel don't you?" I said wiping my hands on my blue jeans.
I looked up to see Jon with a shocked look. "Pam had a kid?" he said.
"She had three." I said walking towards him with a worried look.
He took a few steps back and grabbed the door frame for support. "Why is he coming here?" he said looking at me.
"A few weeks ago Demitri arrived at her house and threatened to kill her and her family if she didn't hand him over to him. So she called me and asked if he could stay here while she and the rest of her family goes into hiding. She also told me that a friend of her's that works for the government will call me and tell me that they are dead and to tell her son." I said looking down at the ground
. "She's faking their deaths? Why?" Jon asked.
"She said that it would protect him from Demitri." I said.
"How does that protect him?" Jon said growing angry.
"Because it would throw Demitri off their trail as well as her son's." I said.
"But that still doesn't make sense Felicia! Why does Demitri want him so bad?" Jon shouted.
"Because he's like us!" I shouted back.
Jon didn't expect that. "What?" he said.
"Yes, he's a Darkstalker like us. Actually he's more like you. She doesn't really know how he became one." I said.
"You mean he's a were…." He started to say but was cut off when my cell phone rang.
I got it out and answered it. "Hello? Hey Lex…Oh his plane just landed? When you see him can you bring him on over?...Thanks Lex, bye." I said. I hung up and I put the phone back in my pocket. "I'm going to go tell the others to put on they're disguises and you might want to change back into your human form Jon." I said starting to walk out.
"Why? The kid needs to know what he is and what he is getting into." Jon said with his arms crossed.
That did, I was mad. "Jon in a few weeks he's going to get a call saying that his family is dead! That kind of news will be bad enough on him. We don't need to add more fuel to that fire! Try thinking!" I said walking to the door.
When I was about to walk out the door and I stopped. I turned my head slightly and said in a more calm voice. "Pam asked me not to tell him. Also she wanted me to tell you that she still loves you." I then walked out and closed the door behind me and before I left I heard sobbing.
Jon, the strongest, toughest, and fearless werewolf I met was crying. I then walked down the stairs knowing that he needed to be alone.
When the car stopped I looked out the window and saw a large three story apartment. "Well here we are." the driver said popping the trunk.
I then got out in the light rain and quickly grabbed my bags. "Tell Felicia that she owes me." the driver said.
"I will." I said back.
When he drove off I quickly ran up the steps to the door. I then knocked on it and surprisingly it was answered right away. A woman with blue hair in her mid 20's answered the door and said "You must be Pam's son."
"Yeah, my name is Kal." I said rubbing the back of my head.
"Well I'm Felicia. Come on in." she said.
I did so and I saw that the place was colored with a dark blue. Let me show you around and you can get settled in." Felicia said. When we started up the flight of stairs she told me that the first floor was had the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The second floor has the bedrooms and a few showers. The third floor is the game room. Now I know where I'll be most of the time. And then there's the roof top. Don't know very much about it. Might want to check it out during my free time. My thoughts were disturbed when I noticed that there were pictures lined acrossed the wall. Most of them were of people of I didn't know but then I saw one with my mom in it. "Is that my mom?" I asked.
Felicia turned around and looked at the picture. "Yeah, that was taken before you were born." Felicia said.
"I see you and her but who is this with his arm on her shoulder." I asked pointing to the man in the picture.
"Oh, that's Jon." Felicia said looking somewhere else.
"Does he live here too?" I asked.
"Yeah, you may bump into him if you're lucky." Felicia said.
"What do you mean by that?" I asked.
"He's the shy type." Felicia said continuing up the stairs.
I then followed up the stairs until we reached the second floor. "Well here's where you will be staying. Let me show you to your room." Felicia said walking down the hall.
"Okay." I said.
She turned her head slightly and she said "You're going to enjoy living here."
When she turned back around she bumped into someone. The person she bumped into didn't have a shirt and he wasn't wearing any shoes. The only thing he had on was a pair of blue karate pants with a yellow belt. "Well speak of the devil and he shall appear." Felicia said taking a step back.
"Excuse me?" I said.
"Kal, I'd like you to meet Jon. Jon meet Kal." Felicia said introducing us to each other.
"Hi, nice to meet you." I said extending my hand.
Jon just stood there with his arms crossed and stared at me with hatred in his blue eyes. I lowered my hand and put it in my pocket.
"There's something weird about this guy. He's almost animal like by the way he's staring at me." I thought.
"Jon it's rude to stare." Felicia said breaking my thoughts.
"Whatever." Jon said as he continued walking.
When he walked past me I saw that he was slightly wet from rain and sweat.
"He must be into the martial arts." I thought.
Felicia just stared at him with an angry look. "Aren't you going to say anything to our new guest?" she said with her hands on her hips.
He stopped outside his room and turned towards us and said "Yeah, just stay out of my way and don't come to see me."
He then looked at me for the last time and for a second. I thought I saw his eyes turn from blue to gold and back to blue. He then turned back around and entered his room and closed the door behind him. After a few minutes of silence Felicia was the first to break it. "Well let's continue." She said walking towards the room next to Jon's.
"Does he know I'm in the room right next to his?" I said.
"Yeah, he does." she said.
She then opened the door and inside was a bed, a dresser, a desk, and a window. "Well that's it. I'll leave you to unpack." She said heading towards the door.
"Thank you, Felicia. I'm happy to know that you were able to let me stay here." I said. "You're welcome and don't worry about the way Jon treated you. He's a nice guy when you get to know him." she said.
"I'm sure he is. Goodnight, Felicia." I said.
She just smiled and closed the door behind her. I then sat my bags next to the dresser and then laid down on the bed and started thinking.
"I'm glad that I get to stay here. But I still wish I could of gone with you mom. I mean I love animals as much as you do. Why didn't you take me with you and the rest of the family to Montana to study the animal population? Oh well I'll enjoy my summer here. I miss you mom and I hope you have a nice trip." I thought.
Then before I knew it I fell asleep.
When I was sure the kid was asleep. I changed back into my werewolf form. I felt my body temperature increase as fur grew all over my body. My heels rose off the ground as my legs turned into hind legs and the base of my spine extended into a tail. Claws then sprouted from my hands and toes. My ears gradually moved up to the top of my head and became wolf ears. The last part of the change into beast began as I tasted blood in my mouth as my teeth grew long and sharp. Then my jaws jutted forward and changed into a snout completing the change. The change took no more than five minutes. I held back the urge to throw back my head and howl at the moon. I was about to leave when I heard a knock on my door.
"Who is it?" I said.
"It's me Jon, let me in." Felicia said in an almost angry tone.
I opened the door and there she stood looking at me with anger in her eyes.
"What?" I asked.
"What was that?" she said walking in.
"What was what?" I asked closing the door.
"That out in the hall. You treated Kal like he was nothing but a piece of trash!" she said.
"So?" I said not looking at her.
"We're suppose to make him feel welcomed. Not make him feel like he doesn't belong." she said.
"He's not my problem. I don't want anything to do with him." I said crossing my arms.
Felicia just looked at me and then looked surprised for a second then became angry. "Oh, so that's why you don't want anything to do with him." she said.
"What?" I asked.
"Just because Pam married someone else and had kids with him doesn't mean you should blame it all on Kal." she said.
I didn't say anything. Her anger faded and she grabbed my arm and said "Jon, I know it's hard for you to deal with this. Because… I know you used to love Pam. But hurting someone isn't going to bring that back. Especially when it's her son."
I just stood there not wanting to talk about it. "I'm going out for my midnight exercise." I said walking towards the door.
"Why do you go out to the park at night anyway?" Felicia asked.
"Because I feel at peace there." I said walking out the door and down the stairs.
When I was outside the scent of rain still lingered. It took me ten minutes to run to the park and every time I breathed in, my lungs were filled with warm late-spring air. I got started right away and started practicing my martial arts for thirty minutes. Then I practiced my Beast Cannon and I shot up twenty feet in the air. When I landed I took a break and sat down on a park bench and for the first time I noticed how lonesome it was. Sure Felicia would come and fight with me once a month but she wasn't a challenge. I remember when Pam came with me every night to watch me practice.
I shook my head getting rid of the memory. "I won't be broken again by some kid." I said to myself.
But when I looked into his eyes today I saw nothing but kindness and sadness of being alone. I could tell that he was calling out to be friends with someone just by looking at him. "Then again, he's probably nothing like his mother. Maybe I can trust him." I said to myself.
I got up and ran back to the apartment. When I arrived back at the apartment it was around 1:10am. "Everyone is probably asleep." I thought. I quietly walked up the stairs and I was about to walk into my room when I decided to check on Kal. I opened his door and I quietly walked to his bedside but the claws on my toes made a soft clicking noise against the wood floor. He was laying there asleep with not a care in the world. I ran the back of my paw across the side of his face and saw him smile.
"I'll protect him well, Pam." I thought.
I then got close to his ear and whispered. "Goodnight young wolf, may you sleep well."
I then left his room and went to mine and I went to bed.