For those of you who have this story on your New Chapter alerts I apologize. As you can see, this is not a new chapter. I realize that things are moving a bit too fast, and I need to slow everything down. Instead of adding the next chapter, I am going to revise the chapters I already have and repost them. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but hopefully my story will be better for it. Thank you all for reading my story, and I hope you will like the newer version.
"Jesse!" Hellboy said taking a step forward.
"You, Demon, born from the womb of shadow, sent here to destroy their world," Nuada jerked me forward again, "and you still think you belong?"
"Let her go!" Red shouted, taking a step forward.
"Nuada," I gasped unwillingly, "you're hurting me. Why are you doing this?" My question went unanswered, and he did not lessen his grip on me.
Nuada looked down at me. I could see no regret in them, no remorse for anything that he had done or was about to do. There was only determination. Reaching into one of his pockets he pulled out a golden egg about the size of my hand.
"No, brother!" the beautiful white-blond she-elf standing with my friends begged, gripping onto Abe's arm.
The action did not go unnoticed by Nuada, however, he ignored her and held the egg out. It began to open. Inside, was a glowing green bean-like object. He pulled the bean out and brought it to lips. "Kill him," he murmured to it, then let it go.
What happened next was indescribable. The ground started shaking violently, causing me to stumble into Nuada. He finally let go of my arm, but he didn't just let me fall to the ground. No, instead he caught me under the arms and steadied me. Once I was steady on my feet, he let go of me.
"Are all humans this clumsy?" He murmured. He was talking to me, but his eyes were on what was happening in front of us.
"Thanks," I said breathlessly, staring up at him. I noticed that his golden irises were larger than a human's.
Nuada looked like he was going to say something else, but an explosion erupted, making both of us forget what had just occurred.
Where there was once crowded streets and tall buildings, a giant plant-like creature now stood, towering over the city.
"Holy crap…" I said, grabbing Nuada's arm. "What is that?" I asked him.
He glanced down at my hand on his arm before answering me. "It's the last of its kind," he said, "a Forest God. He is a life giver and a destroyer."
I let go of his arm and backed away from him a bit. "The last of his kind?" I asked as the creature took a swing at my friends. The words echoed in my mind. The last of his kind.
"Yes," he replied.
I watched as Hellboy ripped the door off a van and pulled out a baby. The creature kept attacking him. Eventually, Hellboy worked his way up on top of a hotel sign, the baby still in his hands.
"If you wish to live then you should move to away from this area," Nuada said as the creature fell back, nearly crushing a building in the act.
"Where are you going?" I asked, trying to keep up with him as he walked away. He did not answer me, so I continued to follow him. He led us into the building of the sign that Hellboy was currently occupying. I didn't even think Nuada knew I was following him until we made it to the roof of the building.
"Stay here," Nuada threw over his shoulder after we passed through the door and back outside.
"But," I protested, "my brother's over there. I can't just sit here and do nothing!" Of course Hellboy was not really my brother, but the people at the BPRD were the only family I had ever known. It was Dr. Brooms who had found me on the streets when I was little. It was his last name that I had adopted.
Nuada ignored me once more, and made his way over to the ledge by Hellboy. I couldn't hear what was said, but I could hear the shot that killed the Forest God.
Nuada came back looking slightly disappointed. "You should get back to your friends," he said, brushing past me.
"Nuada, wait!" I called out to him. "Why are you doing this? What do you stand to gain from all this bloodshed? How many more people, human or otherwise, need to die for this to be over?"
He stopped. "I'm doing this for my people," Nuada said, his back to me. "The humans will never stop. They will never be satisfied."
I sighed and followed him silently back out onto the streets. "Goodbye," I said to Nuada. I did not wait to see if he acknowledged my goodbye. I wanted to see my family.
It wasn't that hard to find them. There was a large crowd surrounding Hellboy and his girlfriend Liz. I pushed past people, sometimes shoving them, just so I could reach Red.
"He was just trying to help!" Liz was shouting at the crowd. "That's all we do!" She grabbed his hand and I watched her body erupt in flames.
"Move away from him!" one of the police officers yelled at me, yanking me back by my arm. It was the same arm that Nuada had been holding so fiercely before.
"Ow!" I cried, "Let go of me you monster!" I kicked out at the officer and pushed past him and the rest of the crowd to where Hellboy and Liz stood.
"He just risked his life," I screamed at the crowd. It got real quiet. "He just risked his life, just killed the last of the Forest Gods, for you! To save your pathetic, miserable, worthless lives!" By this time I was so mad that I could feel the tears coming. "So if you want to point fingers and call people monster, then point the fingers at yourselves. You people feed on each other's misery! Prince Nuada was right! You will never be satisfied until you have devoured everything!"
"Jesse," Hellboy said, pulling me closer to him. "It's okay."
"It is not okay," I hissed angrily. "These people are so eager to turn on anyone who is different than they are. They watched you save their pathetic lives and now they've turned on you!"
"Come on," Hellboy replied, "Let's just go home."