Hey guys! I'm back, and there's a few changes in the sequel, but you can figure them out on your own. Did you miss me? Probably not, you guys could probably care less whether I live or die... This is just a suggestion, but you might want to listen to Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" while reading this. It can really alter your reading experience. Well, that's all I have to say for right now, so read up!
Nothing has been the same... Not since that horrible... incident. It's been... I don't even know how long, no one talked about it, all it did was bring sadness. Everybody missed him... Even the wolves that didn't like him that much missed him. There wasn't a happy heart in the pack. I wasn't sure who was taking it harder though. Tori or Humphrey. Humphrey loved him. He was his brother, and he never even got to say goodbye to him. They didn't hug much, but they showed that they cared for one another. They never even fought once... and now he was gone. Tori, she couldn't stop crying. For three months straight she cried nonstop. He told her he loved her, and then she never got to see him again...
Humphrey wanted to cry, but he didn't. Not in public anyway. He cried when I was with him, but that was it. I felt so bad for them. I cried once when he was gone... I missed him a lot. I had no one to greet me in the morning. To tell you the truth, I felt kind of... lonely. Humphrey didn't go off and hang out with his friends as much as he used to, Tori didn't work as hard, Razor, Samson, and Greg felt terrible about the whole thing. They felt as if they should have tried to help him in some way. I told them over and over that they would have just gotten themselves hurt, but they wouldn't listen. I just hope it didn't hurt when he... passed.
"Come on Joseph, you've got to stop being so depressed. It's not good for your health."
"Why, what's there to be happy about? Nothing. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. Nothing."
"How about, your alive! And I get it, you don't need to spell it out for me..."
A moment of silence passed between us.
"I swear, if you don't start being happy soon, I'm going to start putting drugs in your food, and I don't care whether they're legal or not. As long as your happy."
He looked at me, and the scar on his face dug deep into me. It didn't scare me, but it just had that look. Like he knew something I didn't. "Why are you looking at me like that?"
He looked down, then he turned away. I haven't know him long, but Joseph doesn't have much to hide. He has always been a pretty open person. Then again, he has only talked to me since I found him...
I was hiking in Glacier National Park when I heard something in the forest just off to the left of the path. It sounded like someone grunting in pain. I walked of the path to see what it was and found something down on all four walking funny. At last I could see what was limping towards me, and to my surprise, it was a grey, white, and black wolf. "Help me." I heard him say as he fell to the ground. My eyes opened in shock and my mouth just hung open. "Did that wolf just talk?" I ran over to him.
"Wow, what happened to you boy?"
He didn't answer me.
"Hey, can you hear me? Do you have a name?"
He looked up at me.
"My name's Joseph, and don't call me 'boy.' I'm not someones pet."
I shook my head in disbelief as he spoke again.
"Sorry, just hold on, I'll call the park rangers."
I went to pull out my cell phone but he grabbed my arm.
"I don't need those rangers, I just need some bandages."
At first I thought he was crazy, but gave him some bandages from a small first aid kit in my back pack anyway. He tried wrapping his legs and chest but couldn't seem to grab hold of the roll with his paws. He yelled in frustration.
"AGH! I can't seem to grip these bandages with these stupid paws! If you don't mind, could you wrap my wounds for me?"
I took the roll of bandages from him.
"Sure, just let me get something else."
I reached into first aid kit and pulled out some cleaning alcohol.
"Those cuts are going to get infected, so we should use some alcohol to clean them out."
I poured it onto one of the many cuts that he had and he yelped in pain.
"Agh! That stings!" He yelled.
"Good. That means it's working."
I wrapped up most of his injuries and put what I had left back into my first aid kit. He stood up, limped over to a tree, and sat down. I walked over to him and asked him again, "What happened to you?"
"I... I was attacked by a bear. I'll be fine, don't worry."
"You must be crazy. You were just mauled by a bear and your saying your fine?!"
He shrugged his shoulders. "So what? Things like this happen, it was probably just protecting its cubs or something. Besides, I'm fine. I only had a few cuts."
I shook my head in confusion.
"Whatever, I want to ask you one more thing. How come you can talk?" I asked him.
"We can all talk, it's just that some us choose not to speak in front of humans." He said.
"Ok, well last question."
He sighed. "Alright..."
"Do you at least have a place to stay?"
He shook his head. I couldn't just leave him out there bleeding all over the place like that, and he wasn't about to let me take him to a ranger station.
"Well, can you at least come with me to my place? My cars not to far down the mountain if you could walk a little."
He looked at me and thought about it.
"I don't think the humans are going to let you just walk out with a wolf. What happens if someone sees us?"
"They won't see us. It's a slow day and basically no one is here. Just trust me on this ok?"
He sighed one last time and I helped him down the mountain.
We got to my place and I helped him into my house. I laid him down on my guest bed, getting blood on the sheets. I didn't care, they could be washed.
"You know, I didn't catch your name." He said to me.
"Sorry. My name's Zander."
He nodded. "Well it's very kind of you for doing this for me Zander."
I nodded and smiled at him and he laid his head down. I told him he could stay as long as he wanted and he thanked me. He did what he could around my house while I was out working, which wasn't much because of his paws, but he still tried. I didn't mind having Joseph around, so he stayed.
He's been here ever since. I don't think I've seen him happy once. The last time I had seen him smile was when I first met him. Not once had he smiled since.
"Don't you have family or anything? Don't they miss you?"
He didn't answer, he just stared out the window into the woods.
"Zander, there are certain things in this world that should be left alone. Besides, my past is ugly, and I don't think you want to hear about it..."
"Joseph, there is nothing you can tell me that can make me think any differently about you." I told him with a bit of cockiness.
He looked at me. "Really Zander? So if I told you I killed someone you wouldn't think differently about me?"
He stood up and started to walk slowly toward me. I started to back away into what little space I had.
"If I told you I was capable of killing dozens of people within the blink of an eye you wouldn't think any differently of me?"
By then I had backed up into a corner and he was barely an inch away from me.
"Well guess what Zander. I'm not who you think I am. I know things that you will never know in a million years. I can do things that you could never do even if you tried. I am something that you could only dream of being. He backed away from me and stood six feet from me.
"Zander... My name's not Joseph. I'm not just any ordinary wolf. I'm not what you think I am. My name Is Cole. I'm pa-..."
He stopped himself for a few seconds, then started talking again.
"I can't say that anymore... I'm a full wolf, and I have a... strange power inside of me."
He closed his eyes and had a strange darkness mixed with light surrounded him. Everything about him changed. His fur turned a dark blue, he got bigger, and when he opened his eyes they where an angel white.
He looked at me. "So Zander, do you think differently of me now?"
So guys, what do you think? I bet a lot of you are confused, right? Hahaha, don't worry, everything will be clear eventually. Hopefully in your case. anyway... Don't forget to review this, and if you didn't read my first story, it's suggested that you read it, or you might get completely lost... What do you think of my new writing style? Should I keep it, or go back to the old style with paragraphs...? REVIEW GUYS!