Story by Dream Web
Edit by parsonkid1,theMikMik
Not far from the Omega's den was Humphrey's new den. He built it right after he went to see Winston. The sky was still dark, but Humphrey was already awake.
Today is day three, He thought. Two to go.
His new den was very rusty, but he didn't mind.
He wasn't going to stay long anyway.
He was going to leave, either for the past or to leave the pack forever.
"That deal… is it worth it? Is it worth it to lose the ability to love for such a long time?" "Will I forget how to love, even when I get the ability back?"
He was lost in thought.
"What will happen if I go back?
Will everything work out?"
"Do I really want to change the past?"
"Humphrey, you sly ole dog. You're talking to yourself again. You must really be going insane." Humphrey said as he cracked a smile.
The life of a lone wolf changed Humphrey a lot.
For one, he began to talk to himself, given the fact he had no one else to talk to.
He walked out into the crisp cool of the morning, and sniffed the air, making sure it was safe. After that he start heading to the nearest hunting spot: The Valley.
The deal…it could be my only hope, he thought as he walked to the valley.
Two days ago
"You look frustrated. What happened?" a cheery voice chimed from behind his back.
"Go away." he said without turning his head. "Before I hurt you." How the hell did he sneak up on me like that?
"Really? That bad? Maybe I can help." that voice said again.
"You can't." Humphrey said, uninterested.
"Unless you can change the past." he continued. Humphrey was a little surprised to see such a weird figure. He didn't even have a smell.
"Do you want to change the past?" that bird man asked with a treacherous glint in his eyes.
"I... leave me alone." Humphrey was about to say something, but something stopped him.
After saying that, he turned back and kept walking. He needed to find a place to sleep for the night
"I can send you back! I can help you change all of what has happened!" that bird man yelled from his back.
"I am not interested." Humphrey didn't believe him. There was just no way that he could change the past.
"Well, what's this?" that bird man said, following Humphrey.
"What?" Humphrey turned back. I swear, if that THING doesn't stop pestering me, I'll rip his head off.
"Does she look familiar to you?" that bird man picked up a handful of sand, and threw it in to air.
The sand quickly started to expand, and soon formed into a four legged creature.
Humphrey saw what it was going to become.
"Stop it! I don't want to see this." He started to cry. No matter how hard he tried, he still hadn't managed to forget about Kate. Even though he was strong compared to who he was before, he still couldn't control his tears when he thought about her.
"Oh, Really?! Then what's the desire that I sense deep within you?" that bird man sudden appeared in front of Humphrey.
"You still remember her don't you? I'm going to tell you one thing, Humphrey, if you cling to a hope that one day, you'll be able to love Kate with all your heart, you will never be able to forget her."
Humphrey took a step back. He could not believe what he had just heard. Is this guy some sort of psychotic demon?
"No! I do not linger on the past! I have decided to forget her, and eventually, I will!" Humphrey yelled.
"Why do you want to forget her? I see she stole your heart. And I believe you promised her something right?"
That bird man looked at him with a smile on his face, but to Humphrey, it looked like he was a demon, with a nasty trick up his sleeve.
"I truly believe you're not the 'Fun Loving lone Wolf' you said you'd be."
Humphrey became wide-eyed. How does he…?
"Who...are you? How do you know... how..." he lost his words.
That bird man sudden opened his wings. They were very large and were a dull color gray.
"I can't tell you my name, but you may call me G, a fallen angel." G said with a serious face. "And I can see the shadow of your past. That's how I know so much about you. And I can tell you more. That day you left…"
"Stop! Please! Yes I want to love her, but I can't!" Humphrey's psychological defense was completely broken down now; he kneed down and started screaming and crying violently.
G stood next to Humphrey and smiled, trying to hide his true motives.
"Trust me. I can change all of this. I can send you back." He said soothingly, placing his hand on Humphrey's back, trying to comfort him.
But Humphrey jerked away. "Touch me again, and I promise, you won't see the light of day again." Humphrey said, practically growling.
After about five minutes of crying, Humphrey finally calmed down. He stood up, and paced to the front of the den. He didn't know what a fallen Angel was, but he was sure that the bird man in front of him was not a good guy. The word 'fallen' and those gray wings made him seem quite evil.
"What do you want from me?"
"Let's make a deal." G said directly. "I will send you back three years ago. At the moment right before Kate goes to alpha school. In return, you will 'lend' me your ability to love for one year. Three years to one year, that's a pretty good exchange!" "How can I trust you?" Humphrey asked.
If this is real...
The deal really moved him. But still he didn't know who G was and he couldn't possibly trust him without any guarantee.
"Simple!" G said. Then he made a motion with his hand.
A sheet of paper with words written on them immediately appeared in the air between them.
"What's this?" Humphrey asked.
"This is a contract. It is a way to hold us to both to our end of the deal. In this way, I can't play any tricks because I have to hold up my end of the deal. It is protected by the power of the world. If you sign it you need to follow it. And I promise that I won't hurt you or anyone that you care about." G said.
Humphrey stepped forward. He was surprised to find out that he could understand the writing. On it was everything G just said.
"So you're telling me, if I sign this, no one can change it?" He asked.
"Yes, not even God." G answered.
Should I do it? Humphrey thought.
"So...do we have a deal?" G asked.
"I... I don't know." What should I do? It looks ok…
Humphrey was at war with himself. He was kind of used to the life of a lone wolf. Could he be a member of the pack again?
"Think about Kate." G said with a tempting voice. If Humphrey looked up, he would have seen that G's eyes were glowing green.
"I need time to think about this." Humphrey finally said.
The green faded in G's eyes.
"That makes sense." G said. With that, he drew a circle in the air. "I will give you five days to make a decision. That is the amount of time that I need to prepare that temporal and spatial magic. After five days I will come to find you." he said, continuing to add lines to the circle.
"What are you doing?" Humphrey asked as he stepped back.
"I am going to send you back to Jasper." G explained, still adding lines.
"Why?" Humphrey asked.
"I hope it will help you to accept the deal." G said. "I also want to prove to you that I do have the power to send you back."
And after he finished drawing the circle, it flew at Humphrey.
The circle passed over him, and he was gone.
"Two more days to go." Humphrey said and hid behind the tall grass next to him. His prey was coming.
FIXED at 2012-10-31 10:11 pm time zone = +8