|Howl out your soul
Author: cloudy dream PM
WEREWOLF ALERT! A normal, orphan girl Mira never thought much about bringing a wounded wolf against all the laws. But what if the wolf brings her to lose everything...her orphanage and friend? More? She discovers that she is falling hard for some werewolf! COMPLETE/Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 24 - Words: 96,429 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11-22-12 - Published: 06-26-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3036140
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Okay guys. here it is, the day 5 of the after 10 years :) it is action packed so i feel that i kind of rushed it in the end...please let me know if i did and i would try to change it. did you like the cover by the way? specially done for Mira and Shubham ^^
After 10 years - DAY 4~
"Hurry up" Disha said and I frowned. What did she want to show me that badly that she was getting eager so early in the morning about?
"Okay…let's go then" I said wondering how much time her games were going to take. Now that I had given up on Shaurya joining my agency, we had to leave this town fast because there was a lot of work piling up on my desk back at our hometown.
"Yup!" she said and grabbed my hand. It was weird how tightly she was holding on. This was not a rare thing that she would grab my hand but somehow it seemed a bit different than the usual.
"Where are we going may I ask?" I asked and saw her brown eyes turn to meet mine as she said "It's a surprise"
I could say anything more. She was such a kid and perhaps I was spoiling her. Shaurya's words from the previous day entered my mind as I thought about them. Who exactly was he to her and why did he seem to care so much? It was my and Mira's matter about what I did to her. If she didn't mind it then who was he to mind?
I wondered if I should tell Mira about this but discarded the thought as soon as it had occurred. What good would it do it tell that kid something? She would only make the matters worse.
We walked and walked somewhere where I didn't know where we were going and I started to wonder if we were lost like so many times before. I decided not to ask her about it though. I didn't really understand what she was thinking or feeling right then. She had just met her mother and god knew what they had talked about the previous day. Surprisingly, she hadn't told me so it must be something serious for her.
"How much time Dee?" I asked and a quick image of Shaurya saying Mira snapped in my mind. Should I start to call her Mira too? This was her real name after all. The name that her parents had kept and Shaurya had found printed on her robe when she was a baby. Disha was just a name that I had thrown at her without much thought.
"Just a while" she said and from the smile that she gave me I detected some nervousness? I didn't ask her what was it that was bothering her, probably because I wasn't used to asking her anything of that sort as she was the one who came to me on her own with all sorts of troubles. I could never have imagined that the girl who I had picked up from the forest would stay so close to me for so many years. What was the bond in between us? What could we call it? Were we friends? Family? Nothing seemed to fit it.
She never minded though. Even if she was with a demon such as me she never said or complained anything and always stayed by my side without any second thoughts. If she regained her memories would that thing be the same? Would she still tag along beside me like a child?
I shook my head to clear my thoughts. What was happening to me? Why was I thinking like an old man? It didn't matter to me either way or…did it?
"We are here" she said and I turned to her suddenly becoming aware of how lost I had been in my thoughts. Even if she was so unreliable and childish, the striking image of my opposite but yet why was I able to relax only when she was around?
"Wher-" I started as I glanced around the surroundings and started to sense presences. Where on earth had she brought me?
"Welcome welcome" a cold voice said and we both turned to look at the person who had come through the corner filled with darkness. There was probably some kind of door there.
"Who are you?" I shot at him already on my guard and in front of Mira. Had I really relaxed so much that I hadn't noticed this place which was filled with demons.
"How funny to see the prince so unguarded" the demon mocked me as I snapped my head sideways to see more demons approaching. What exactly was happening there?
"What do you want?" I asked and the demon in front of me burst out laughing.
"Really clueless aren't we?" he said and I suppressed the sudden urge to punch his face. I was outnumbered!
"Guess we will tell you after all huh" he said as I saw Mira slip away from behind me. "Idiot! It's dangerous" I started but she made her way towards the demon in front of me as if she had not heard me...
"hahaha" one of the demon echoed "look at our prince! Not even understanding what is going on after seeing so much…"
"Mira…what is happening?" I asked her and saw her turn to me with sad eyes. What was she doing? Where was I?
"Your little angel there just helped us to capture you" one of the demons said and as I started towards her in disbelief, I saw her turning away again.
"Mira…" I said trying to figure out what had happened. She had betrayed me? She had teamed up with them…why?
"You are probably wondering why…"again, the one to talk was one of the demons "It's because she wants to help her angel friends isn't it?"
I didn't get what he was saying but I didn't care either. The fact that Mira had betrayed me seemed too unreal? Had I always taken her for granted?
"You have to keep your promise…" she said and the demons turned to look at her with a frown "Of course…" he said and snapped his fingers together.
"From thy hell I summon thee to release dost souls that know no pain" the demon chanted and then turned to Mira once again saying "we left that place"
"Good" she said and turned back. What was she going to do now? "I am sorry Shubham…" I heard her say as she faced me "This was what only I could do…"
I looked at her eyes; staring into the innocent doe pair and said "…I know…Its okay…" I surprised even myself by what I had said.
"Thank you" I heard her say as she gave me a weak smile "I want you to forgive me once again for my selfishness though" all the demons turned to look at her in surprise. They hadn't planned on letting her go had they?
"Oh thy huge huge heaven…I order thee to take out but one soul from this place" she said suddenly. Angel's chant? When had she learned to use this?
"she is escaping!" one of the demons shouted and I saw all of them launching themselves at her as bright white light began coming out from her. The white light was blinding us demons and we closed our eyes by reflexes, our feet frozen on the spot.
"…Shubham" I heard and felt something soft touch the side of my face. I opened my face and saw Mira in front of me, smiling.
"I succeeded to fool them" she said and I felt my feet leave the ground "Thank you..." she said and I felt energy gathering in front of me.
"Why?" I asked as the white light began to disappear. She smiled and said "because you are an important person"
The energy burst open and I felt myself flying outside the circle which was formed around the entire ruins where we probably were inside.
I knew that spell. The spell would be cast on all except one which was probably me. They were confined into the ruins and only one would be able to leave I guess.
Mira was Mira after all…always doing such unpredictable things…
"What have you done!?" one of the demons screamed as they opened their eyes and noticed the missing person.
"She let him escape!" another one said and I felt my body being pierced by their cold and sharp glares. "Do you think we will let you go after this?" one of the demon said but I didn't really care anymore. I had done what I had wanted. It had been risky because if I hadn't succeeded then Shubham would have been in danger…
It was okay now, I told myself. Shubham was safe and the angels were too. They had taught me this spell, not asking why I wanted to learn it. These demons won't be able to go back so this won't be repeated again, I hoped. No one had to suffer anymore…this was what dad had tried so hard for after all.
Dad…mom…I am sorry that we couldn't spend much time together. Shaurya…thank you for telling the angels about my mother, thank you for being with my mom when she was all alone, thank you for worrying about me. I wanted to talk to you more, at least have a good look at you…looks like I wouldn't be able to do that.
"YOU!" the enraged demon charged at me "I will kill you!"
It was okay…I thought. No matter what they did now, the spell had been cast and so only one of them would be able to escape.
"I don't think so!" a male voice said and before my mind came back from my thoughts to reality and I could look in front of me, I heard a loud noise of some sharp things hitting and a hand across my shoulders.
"Are you okay?" that voice again…
I looked at the person who had his hand over my shoulder and saw that there he was again…always coming to my rescue when I needed him…
"…Dad…" I said and grabbed the bunny man's costume tightly. I knew that I couldn't behave like a kid just then. That I had to be strong but I couldn't do it…
"…Thank you…" I sobbed as the bunny man held me close to himself.
"Look look. What is going on here" another one of the demons said and dad turned to face the one who had spoken.
"So you are also here huh?" dad said and let go of me gently, standing in front of me while facing so many demons all by himself "…guess I don't need this anymore…"
The bunny man's head fell on the ground as the huge costume was removed slowly. I looked up to the man who was concealed beneath it.
He was a handsome man with eyes the same as mine…the color of the chocolate. The doe shape.
There was no doubt.
I started crying again, feeling all the tensions leave me. I had been so close to dying that it hadn't really occurred to me before but I…I didn't want to die just yet…
"It will be okay" dad said as he threw the bunny costume away "you will live…" I nodded, trying to suppress my tears. It was as if everything was okay already even though my dad had to face so many demons.
"Give me thy power…oh servants of the god…let the lightening bestow them with the power of all the sufferings that they have caused…" dad chanted and I also stood up. I had to help him.
"Give me thy power…oh servants of the god…let the lightening bestow them with the power of all the sufferings that they have caused…" I repeated and as soon as I had finished, huge lightening fell on the demons which they blocked partially with a spell that I couldn't hear due to the huge cracking sound of the lightening.
"I don't know any spells" I said as I came to stand beside dad "But if I follow you then it will increase the power right?"
Dad looked at me for a while as if thinking something over. The doe pairs met and mixed after such long years…
"Yeah" he said as one of the demons shouted "Let the ground crack wide open till the foolish people have suffered their punishment for insulting thy, oh god of pain"
Beneath my feet, I saw the ground crumble and before my mind could comprehend what was going on dad said "lend me thy power of seekers of wisdom and save the souls that are pure and unstained…"
"Lend me thy power of seekers of wisdom and save the souls that are pure and unstained…" I repeated trying to stay calm under the circumstances. Huge bright web like something stretched out from down the floor and left it hanging with us swinging inside it.
"Let thy devour the heart of the smallest and the weakest oh lord…we offer thy, the blood of the thickest" two demons shouted at once and I felt something black shoot at me. What was it? It was scary! "Dad!" I shouted helplessly and immediately saw the man that I had called out for in front of me and blocking the black thing with bare hands.
"Blocking the chant of two demons with bare hands?" one of the demons sneered at us "Not a wise thing I would think, lord"
"Shut up" dad said but his voice already sounded weaker than before.
"Are you all right?" I asked quickly as I could distinctly hear some other demon chanting some spell. They didn't waste even a second did they?
"The costume drained my power" dad said quickly and I saw the web which was holding us and the floor being cut by something like wind.
What should I do!? What should I do!? Dad was right there but he couldn't react on time!
"I pray to thee my lord…" I started not really knowing what I was trying to pull "lend me even the slightest of thy strength…"
I opened my eyes and saw the web that had been cut, stretching out and joining again…by itself.
"What was that?" one of the demons said in surprise as I saw him coming close "so your daughter can 'create spells'. Looks interesting…we'll take her with us I guess-"
Before I even blinked my eyes, he was thrown back and dad was standing where he previously was "don't even dare think that…you dog"
Dad was angry…mom had said that it was scary when angels got angry and they harmed themselves the most.
"It's okay dad" I tried telling him though the demons didn't let me finish and interrupted by chanting and hence throwing some weird pointed stuff at us.
"Wha" I let out, caught completely off guard. There was a swift moment and I knew that we were safe. Dad had brought us both to some distance away and so we had successfully evaded the attack.
"Caught you lord" the demon who I had started to recognize said. He was the one always talking to my dad and someone that dad knew because dad had removed his costume after seeing him.
I saw dad turn to look at his feet and I did the same. Some sort of liquid was spreading over us slowly. Dad's mouth started moving and I wished I knew what he was saying so that I could copy him but looked like it was not needed.
I felt the liquid melt from my body and I immediately moved aside.
"It won't work lord" the demon said as I heard a sound from behind me and turned to see another one launching himself at me with a smile on his face "This is as far as you can protect her…"
I closed my eyes, ready to get hit by the impact but…none came?
I opened my eyes to see black robe fly due to the gush of wind and found myself blinking my eyes. It couldn't be him could it?
"You are an idiot" I heard him state and there was no doubt left. He really was Shubham!
"That's rude" I said "even after I went through so much trouble to save you?"
"Save me?" Shubham said sarcastically as I saw the demons and dad gape at the newcomer in surprise "I don't recall ever being in trouble…oh yeah, you were the one who put me in it in the first place"
"So you came back huh?" dad's enemy said "you people just keep coming one after another…" I saw the other demon nod in agreement. There were only these two in our sight, all the rest where perhaps lost somewhere or were too slow to match my dad's speed when we had arrived here earlier.
"I am afraid to break this to you but this is not it yet" Shubham said as I saw dad free himself too and come to stand beside us.
"What do you mean?" the other demon asked and as soon as he had said it, a huge lump of concrete hit him as a side effect. Someone else was here!
"Who is it?" the demon said as we heard a noise from somewhere inside "I am asking you who is it!? Don't you hear me?"
Who was it?
"I'll leave that guy to you" dad's enemy said and I saw dad face him and get ready "how I have waited for this moment… lord…" he said while grinning in such a way that it made me shiver. Dad's warmth was there though so it didn't bother me much.
"…Mira…" he said "I'll be gone for just a while…" no. was he planning to fight that demon by himself? No! I wouldn't let that happen no matter what. Why take such risks when I had finally met my family?
"NO!" I said as dad and the demon disappeared somewhere. Before I could move though, Shubham had his hand around my mouth as he said "let them be. There are some things that are best of you don't step into…"
"But dad…" I said fighting Shubham which was probably useless.
"I told you there is nothing you can do" Shubham said a bit angrily. What was he saying? I didn't understand it…did dad have any grudge with that demon? Yeah…he was probably the one which mom had told me about. The one who was the cause of our family's separation…the one who had marked my father and the one who had forced my dad to go into hiding as soon as he had regenerated?
"…okay…" I said slowly and relaxed myself.
"Good girl" Shubham said and as he let go of me, I felt him patting my head slowly.
"Thank you…" I said knowing how weird I was acting "for coming back…even though you were late" I smiled on my own self as Shubham was not the one to crack smiles at such bad jokes.
"I was searching for someone" he said and looked to the place where the other demon had disappeared to "now that I think about it…guess I'll go and lend him my hand though I doubt that he will need it"
Saying this Shubham disappeared, leaving me in that creepy place all alone. Shubham was a real demon!
"Shubham!" I said as I started slowly to where he had disappeared to just moments ago. Who was the person that Shubham had brought with him anyways? Was he also a demon? Then the battlefield that I was trying to find would have been turned into the fight among demons.
I felt my body grow cold as I entered some room which was even more destroyed than where I had just been and to make things worse, it was dark! I slowly crept inside the room hoping that I would be able to find Shubham. I could help him and I was not kidding! The demon had said that I could 'create spells' so I really could help Shubham and the reinforcement person. They were just two and outnumbered after all.
I heard a faint sound on my right side and quickly snapped my head that way. I was sure now. There was someone there. I could…sense it? I couldn't think that the time when someone would have had to hide to land a sneak attack on me would arrive in this lifetime.
There was a sound again and I sensed the pace of the person coming to me increase. What was I going to do?
"Please grant me just one wish and tie down the legs of the sinners" I tried but no use….the pace had increased again! I could see the person now; a demon was making its way towards me with his nails as sharp as any sword and his eyes as fierce as the crow.
"I will take you down" he said and I started at him wide eyes. This was the real form of the demons, the one that Shubham had never shown me before…
"So die" he said and I failed to break away from his power. My feet were frozen and my mind clouded as I stood there, bear open to take the attack squarely. Before my mind could register what had happened, my eyesight had been blocked.
I started at the people who had saved me.
The demon was thrown back and as three pair of eyes that belong to the people who had sprung in to save me turned towards me. Shubham was on the right side and dad on the left. The one who was in the middle shocked me to death. He was Shaurya, in the flesh, right in front of me.
Despite my situation just seconds ago, I felt myself staring open mouth in the eyes of the person who was standing right in front of me and slowly moving his eyes to meet mine.
Current shot through my entire body as our eyes met and I realized for the first time that we had not even seen each other properly. Somehow with all that mental talking stuff, it seemed like we knew each other well, or was it something different?
His eyes were the exact image of how I had pictured the world's deepest of the deep seas. While looking into them, I had a feeling that his eyes showed fear of some sort as they met mine.
The connect lasted for just a second as I saw him turn his gaze away from me and turn to Shubham saying "This was the last one right?"
"Yeah…" Shubham said and I slowly returned back to reality. Had these guys defeated almost half a dozen demons?
"I finished with mine" dad said as he put his soft hand on my arm.
"We are also done" Shubham told Shaurya who looked uncomfortable all of a sudden. My mind was urging to talk. No matter what nonsense, I just wanted to talk to Shaurya, just hear the voice of the man who had unknowingly grown up on me. The voice which I had heard often…
"You being here with your royal powers and all made it easier or we would have been done for" Shaurya said as I continued to wreck the depths of my mind in search of something suitable to say.
"Funny of hearing 'Shaurya' say it" Shubham said and gave a cold laugh.
"Thank you" I decided, though I might seem stupid for realizing this so late. Shaurya's eyes turned to me in reluctance. It was as if he didn't want to acknowledge that I was there. He finally looked at me and nodded while giving me a smile which seemed too painful to bear.
"What's wrong?" dad asked. Right, he was also an angel and so we could probably sense the discomfort in the air.
"Nothing" Shaurya said and then turned back to Shubham. Were he and Shubham became really good friend or was he just trying to ignore me?
"I will go then" he said and without waiting for a reply, the air cracked open and he was gone. I was stunned and hurt for some unknown reason. Sure he was the most handsome guy that had ever set my eyes upon but was that what was bothering me? I didn't think so.
"Do you want to go or do you want to stay?" Shubham asked without humor in his voice. I laughed out loud though.
"I want to go with you" I said and then turned sideways to dad who looked like he was suddenly lost in thought.
"Dad…" I said and got his attention at once. It seemed weird to call someone 'dad', probably because I had never done it before, not even when I had my memories.
"Hmm?" he asked and gave me a cute smile which made me want to hug him even if he was many years older than me.
"I love you" I said and put my hands around his waist, partly to hide my embarrassed face. I didn't usually go for such dialogues, not that I had the opportunity to say this to anyone before.
"Me too" dad said and I felt his hands on my back too. He was warm…and soft, like some rabbit, bunny. I smiled as I smelled his scent. He smelt really calm and sweet. I had never imagined how I wanted my dad to be but I am sure that even if I had, he was better than all imaginations.
"Don't leave me again" I said refusing to let him go. I didn't want to lose them again. Neither mom nor dad. I had finally met them after so many years and so much suffering on both of our parts, so I really did not want any of this to happen again.
"Of course" dad said and I could tell that he was happy "I promise"
"Then let's go to mom" I said and gently pulled away from him. Mom had suffered more than me and she loved him more than me so she needed him. He needed her.
"Not now sweetie" he said but I had already grabbed his arm and started towards Shubham who looked like he was bored.
"You have made her wait long enough…" I said pulling him with me "she has been waiting for you…all this time and even now"
Dad looked startled for a moment but I didn't leave him any choice to choose as we and Shubham started out of this place which looked even more worse than before.
After we went out of the ruins and started towards the forest, we met the angels who had approached me earlier. They all seemed to have sensed that there was something wrong with me and I would do something weird so had come to check it out. After a very touching reunion of them with their 'lord' I was almost sure that this gave dad a huge opportunity to avoid me and going to mom.
I and Shubham waited a little away from where all the angels were weeping after meeting their lord. Shubham seemed to have changed a little? Sure he had come to save me after there was no risk to him at all but still that made me feel happy. Silly.
"Mira?" I heard a voice and stood up at once from root of the huge tree which had its root above the ground. I noticed that it was my dad who had spoken, looked like he was done talking with his under -angels?
"I am done here" he said with a genuine smile that had a tinge of nervousness in it "Let's go to Shweta now…"
"Yes!" I practically screamed. I could swear that I saw Shubham rolling his eyes at me but it seemed too unreal to even think and so I discarded the thought focusing on mom and dad.
"We should leave" I said as soon as we closed in to the Agrion forest where mom was.
"Why?" Shubham asked. So typical of a demon to ask such a question…
"Shut up" I said and pulled at Shubham's hand as dad kept walking ahead. He seemed too focused ahead to notice us slide away from him.
"Just what are you doing?" Shubham said as we hit the Agrion town. He seemed a bit angry and I could very well imagine why. According to him, all my and dad's drama, his and his under-angel's drama and now his and mom's drama which was about to occur seemed to be a nuisance since he really hadn't been doing anything other than waiting.
"Forget it and let's get back to the hotel" I said and gave him a smile. This was not what I could make him understand so I chose this way and he seemed to agree too because he didn't say anything further except a 'kay.
That was all for that day. I thought that I had used up all the excitement of my boring life in a single day. Fight with demons? Was this some kind of a fairy tale?
But it seemed like it wasn't enough for Shubham because he disappeared again somewhere while I just lazed around the hotel for the entire day, my thoughts stupidly landing on Shaurya after every few minutes for some unknown reason.
Author' note :-
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