Hey everyone! I've written a story. I intend to multitask with my other story (see my signature). So expect another chapter on in my other story soon. I hope to work hard on this fanfic too. Let me know what you think, (also tell me if there are any mistakes, as I will correct them as soon as I can).
His padded feet pounded against the composted ground. His blue and charcoal fur blew in the harsh wind. His bloodshot red eyes gleamed, lighting his path as he ran into the cold, dark forest. His paws ached as a single tear fell down his cheek which quickly evaporated, replaced with utter determination. He stopped. He closed his eyes, and perked up his senses. He shivered, and opened his eyes, they glowed a faint blue while the red eyes were still slightly visible. He put his blue paws in front of him and walked slowly through the now misty vegetation.
He stopped as a sharp pain hit his head. He held onto his head as it vibrated violently through the communications. A voice filled his head, slowly stopping the migraine and making all clear.
“Brother, is that you?” a high pitched voice asked in his head.
His eyes opened fully at that moment, as a shocked look crept onto his face. He cringed as a faint ringing filled his head.
He slowly answered, “Yes, my sister, it is me...” Then suddenly, before the other could answer, a deep voice filled his head. His head shook more violently than the last time, as faint screeches grew louder inside his mind.
“Rio…” the voice cooed “he heh, you think you could outsmart me, did you…?” He began to feel uncomfortable, as he knew exactly who it was.
“You sicken me…” he muttered under his icy breath.
“Do I…?” the voice chuckled. “I expect you wish for the same fate of your father. Is that correct?” He emphasized the word ‘father’. Rio's paw clenched and he gritted his teeth.
“Don’t you dare talk about my father!” He bawled out. A few seconds later, the voices were gone. He sighed heavily and continued walking. He shook his clenched paw, thinking about what happened to his father. He shook his head, there was no point dwelling on the past. He had to rescue his sister, he just had to! He was going to get her back and not lose her. He was not going to suffer the same fate as his father. He shivered at the thought of it.
He continued to run down the gravel filled path, which led to a small clearing. His foot stepped into the clearing, as he stared at it cautiously. His eye’s glow faded away to reveal bright, anxious red eyes. He heard soft whimpers. He turned to a circle of rocks. In the center was a blue fur ball. He walked slowly towards the blue fur, which also showed a hint of black fur. It whimpered as he stepped towards it. Then, as he reached the edge of the circle, the blue fluff ball looked up with light red eyes. They stared at each other for a moment when he finally realized it was the person he was looking for.
She whimpered softly at his presence as he reached his arms over to her. Suddenly, her eyes flickered as a shocked look crept over her frightened face. He turned, seeing his sister’s captor. He gritted his teeth, seeing a dark shadow.
“Rio…” she spoke his name quietly. The captor chuckled just like he had done before in Rio’s communications.
“It’s funny how you came…you knowing this was a trap…” he sneered.
“It’s funny how you always wear a dress…” Rio smirked. At this the shadow stepped out of the darkness into the light. The captor’s eyes glowed blue, as his dark pupil stood out.
The captor grunted with disapproval “you keep your tongue still.”
“Says you…” Rio muttered under his breath.
“You are so much like your father, but unfortunately for you, I will have to give you the same fate.” Rio grimaced at this remark.
The captor moved closer, a smirk forming under the darkness of his face, which could not be seen well in the dark. Rio stayed where he was, staring fearlessly into the eyes of the captor. The captor raised his hand, and slowly stared at the two animal-like creatures in the middle of the clearing. Rio’s sister closed her eyes, bracing herself for what may happen. Then another creature stepped out from the darkness of the forest. It looked like a rock rhino with a drill-like horn and a muscular body.
“You’re a coward to not come alone.” Rio spat.
“Am I…? Are you not the person who came alone?” Rio remained still and didn’t respond.
“Rio…” his sister whimpered.
The captor raised an eye ridge, “ah…I see. You haven’t told anyone about coming to our little meeting?” he stated, reading Rio’s mind.
Rio crouched down towards his sister, and remained silent. The captor’s henchman stepped forward, his eyes were light blue. The captor’s long thin legs vanished, ridding him of his land form. He was now a dark spirit-like creature. He signaled to his henchman and pointed to the center of the clearing. As the minion stepped forward, the captor was cackling a menacing laugh.
The ground struck apart, as the minion stomped it’s feet furiously. Rio quickly grabbed his sister’s hand, as a fissure formed in the frosty ground. The fissure suddenly came between the two siblings. Rio refused to let go of his sister, as she held his hand, she lingered off the edge of the fissure.
“Riletta!” he cried, struggling to hold her miniature paws.
“Rio!” she screamed, her paws beginning to feel sweaty.
The captor chuckled at their unfortunate occurrence, “this seems very familiar to me…”
Rio gritted his teeth, ignoring the insane chuckles behind him, focusing on rescuing his sister.
“Please! Rio, please! Don’t let me go!” she yelped.
“Don’t worry, I won’t!” he spoke through his gritted teeth. The captor became slightly irritated that his plan was moving along very slowly.
Maybe I should push them in? He asked himself no. That would spoil the moment. He chuckled to himself, then vanished.
Rio, noticing his sister’s captor’s presence had left, managed to strain his eyes to where he was last. Gone.
“Coward…” he muttered under his breath. He focused on pulling up his frightened sister, who seemed unusually heavy.
There was another voice in his mind, it’s voice urging him to do as he was told. He gulped. He stared into his sister’s eyes. They were hopeful and helpless at the same time. She became even heavier, and was slowly being pulled into the bottom of the fissure.
I said, let go, son.
There was that voice again.
“I can’t…” he breathed out.
You must. If you do not, you will both fall.
“But…but…she’s my sister!”
This is what Darkrai wants… The voice faded away.
“Rio?” a sobbing voice asked. He turned, as she gradually became even heavier.
“I’m…I’m so-sorry, Riletta.” Her eyes widened at his apology and then realized what he was going to do.
“No, no, no. Please no!” she screamed. He tried to block out her screams, but they wouldn’t leave. He sadly let go of her paws. She fell into the bottomless fissure, screaming her brother’s name. A tear followed her through, as the fissure began to close.
He banged his paw against the now closed up ground, tears streaming from his eyes like a river. He was suddenly gripped by the shoulder.
“It seems you did not suffer the same fate as your father.” A dark voice stated. Rio felt anger and sorrow fill every part of his body. He raised his clenched paw and struck the person behind him. The person chuckled. “Your heart must be as cold as mine to let your sister fall…” Rio turned and looked up to the dark shadow, the captor’s claw-like hands still remained on his shoulder. He stood up fearlessly and weakly. He began to feel cold, as a dark aura flowed through his blue body.
“Ugh…” he winced, as he tried to push the claw off of his shoulder “what…what are you doing to me…?”
“I’m merely making use of you” the captor smirked as he saw the puppy fall to his knees “I have many plans for you.”
“You….you….you murdered my s-sister, this is y-your fault!” he managed to speak out. A pain struck him so hard. The captor chuckled again, and watched the puppy writhe in pain with satisfaction.
“You murdered your sister; you let her fall into the fissure.” Rio turned away, tears falling from his eyes. But the tears were overcome by black shadows. Rio saw the clearing grow darker, as he felt the darkness go over him like a tidal wave. But he wasn’t going to give in. He opened his eyes, and stood up, facing the spirit.
He put his paw on the ground, to which Darkrai looked with curiosity to why his paws lay on the ground. Darkrai’s claws dug deeper; as he saw the puppy’s eyes narrow. Then suddenly, Rio’s paws met with the mud as it burst up into the captor’s face. He turned heel and ran down the path, a dark shadow following him as he went. He heard his sister’s screams and the cackling laughter of the dark presence. He remembered the way his father had fought to save his mother, but he failed. And now the spotlight for death was on him. He had to run. He had to get away, before it was too late. He ran to the village, where he was born, and ran down the village road. He ran as fast as his paws could carry him, ignoring the cheerful greetings around him.
He ran up the hill towards his tree house, which served as a home to him, a childhood-like home. He pushed open the door hastily, and slammed it behind him. He flicked the lock and turned on the light. He sat down, his back to the door, breathing heavily. Tears began to stream from his eyes. He began to wonder if Darkrai was right, maybe he was the sole reason for his innocent sister’s death. He rubbed his eyes and walked to the bedroom, being sure to leave the light on.
He saw two beds, a lamp and a rocking chair. He turned to the second bed, seeing his brother sleeping peacefully. His brother was only young, about a few years old. His eyes narrowed, his brother might not be as safe as he thought. He trudged to his bed, not planning to sleep at all…
Heres the prologue cover.
The Bind of Brotherhood Prologue cover.jpg
Well? What did you think?