Kate opened her eyes.
She was in a large field, her friends, her family, all of them were running and playing.
Humphrey was playing with his newborn daughter, Mina.
But then something awful happened.
There was a great flash, everything went red, and then burst into flames, and the horrific screams of pain and agony of those she loved most were cemented into her mind.
She looked away, wanting to cry.
Kate turned to see Humphrey burning up in flames. "Heeeelllllppp...Meeee." he screamed weakly.
Kate tried to move, but found she couldn't, and then the full reality of her situation began to kick in.
Tears flowed from her eyes as she found herself hopeless to help her beloved Humphrey.
"Humphrey!" she screamed. "Humphrey!"
Kate awoke with a scream.
She looked around; she was back in her den, with Humphrey, who was still okay.
She felt her chest, her heart was beating really fast, and she was breathing really heavy.
"Oh, it was just a dream."
She looked around, Mina was safe and so was Humphrey, and that was all that really mattered to her.
She lied her head down, too frightened by the horrible nightmare to fall asleep again.
So she just lied awake there, waiting for Humphrey and the others to wake up.
But it would be another hour before the others woke up.
Finally, when Humphrey woke up.
Kate fell into his shoulder and began crying.
"What's wrong Kate?"
"I had an awful dream last night."
"You want to tell me what happened dear?"
"I'm not sure exactly, but whatever it was, it was awful." Kate sniffled. "Everyone was outside playing, then everything went red, a...A...And..." Kate was beginning to cry again.
"It's okay Kate, relax, calm down and tell me what happened next." Humphrey said gently, releasing Kate from his embrace.
"Well, after everything went red, everything was engulfed by flames, Mina, Niky, Kylee, even you. It was awful."
"It's okay, everyone is fine, and no one is dead."
"Humphrey, I don't know what I would do without you."
"Me neither, but what I do know is that I love you, and that I have since we were pups. I always have and always will, and I promise never to leave you. Through life and death, through better or for worse, alone we are hopeless, but together we can accomplish anything, and we will accomplish everything. And through it all, well never be lost, because we have each other. I will never leave you, for I am yours and yours alone."
Kate wiped the tears from her eyes and hugged her faithful companion. "I love you too, and I am going to hold you to those words."
"And I swear on my life, that I cannot live without you, and that I will never betray you." Humphrey replied with such love and compassion, that it sent chills up Kate's spine.
"Thanks Humphrey, but if you are ever forced to choose between me and Mina, choose Mina."
"But Kate, you know I can't live without you."
"But you can live with her. Humphrey, if you are forced to choose, you must choose her, she has yet to see the world, we have, and we have lived our lives. So promise me, you'll always put her first."
"I promise Kate."
"Good, now, let's go get some breakfast, I'm starving." Kate suggested.
"Yeah, good idea, let's do that."
Humphrey agreed as they started off in the direction of the hunting grounds.
"But we really should be a
"Because, in case you've forgotten, we lost the war, there is no telling when they will attack."
WELL, THAT MARKS THE ENDING OF THIS STORY, AS PROMISED (IF AT ALL) THIS HAS BECOME STORY TWO IN THE SERIES.
SORRY, IT'S BEEN SO LONG; I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK.
ANYWAY, HOPE YOU ENJOYED