"Ares! What have bạn done! bạn killed Nabara! This is not like you." đã đưa ý kiến Gerig.
"What are bạn going to do? Exile me? Keep me prisoner? Kill me? Huh? There's no use. I know what i've done. I didn't know what I was doing then, I couldn't control myself. Go on, tell my my punishment is being kept a prisoner in my own camp! Go on!" Ares urged.
"Actually, Ares, your punishment is exile." đã đưa ý kiến Yeris. "Let me just do it quick, while everyone is watching. "Ares the wolf, for your crimes of death, bạn shall be exiled out of this camp, and if anyone sees bạn after bạn leave in our territory, they have permission to kill hoặc bring bạn to me. Now leave, get out!" Ordered Yeris.
Two days later...
Ares was devistated. They should have just killed him right there. Then he wouldn't have to put up with his misery. Be had just Mất tích everything; his mate, his pups, his best friend. Nabara, Beke, his parents, and his pack.
"I need... my pups..." he muttered. What would they do without him? They had no parents, only other adults. They needed him. HE needed THEM.
"I know... i'll go and ask to see them! I don't care what happens to me. They need to see that i'm okay..." Ares told himself as he started walking to his camp.
As he got to the border, instantly he was surrounded bởi five guards. "No... please... I don't mean trouble! I just want to see my pups! Please, i'll leave when i'm done, I promise!" He told them.
"Are bạn sure? It's not like bạn thought that when bạn killed Nabara, and knew bạn would be punished for it." đã đưa ý kiến the head guard.
"No! Please! I need to see Herin and Xeses! bạn have to let me, I beg you!" Ares said.
The guard sighed. "Fine. Come."
Agter getting into the camp, everyone stopped the task and stared. "It's Ares! He just wants to die!" đã đưa ý kiến one.
Ares looked down as he walked, ashamed.
"Where are my pups?" Ares asked.
"Father? Is that you?" Asked a voice from the main den. "Xeses? I'm here!" Ares yelled.
"No, father! Stay away! bạn killed Nabara? How could you? She couldn't help mother, and bạn know it! Yeris says your a murderer, and she doesn't know what happened to you! Stay away from us!" Growled Herin.
"But... i'm... your father... how could bạn just reject me like that? I came all this way to see you, just to see both my pups reject me? Oh, please don't let this happen! I have nothing left! Curse bạn all! bạn turned my pups away from me!" Ares turned on Yeris, growling.
"Woah, now. Easy, Ares. No thêm violence. Leave now, efore we have thêm trouble." Yeris ordered.
Ares got in her face. "No thêm violence? Who cares about violence anymore? All I wanted was a family, and bạn lấy trộm, đánh cắp that! And i'll make bạn pay!" Ares growled, swiping at Yeris, creating a gash across her face.
"Ah! I đã đưa ý kiến no more! I can help you! No thêm pain! If bạn refuse, concequences WILL happen." Yeris said.
"Help me? bạn can't help me. bạn are the one who took away the little family I have left!" He screamed, landing a solid uppercut-scratch to her throat. Yeris fell, either dead hoặc unconcious.
"Father! What have bạn done?" Xeses cried.
Ares started panicking, not knowing what he had done, and looked around franticaly. "I... i'm... no... I didn't... oh no..." he panted.
"Get him! Kill him! Slit HIS throat!" Yelled a chó sói, sói in the crowd, as a few guards came up and pinned him down, and lifted his head up, exposing his throat. "This will be quick, traitor." đã đưa ý kiến one guard.
"No! Wait! Please, I couldn't control mys-ahg!" He gurgled as the guard slit his throat, and it was all over, sending Ares into complete nothingness.
A little later...
"Aww, he's adorable!" Cried a male chó sói, sói with delight. "Yes, Derin, he is," đã đưa ý kiến the female wolf. "What should we call him?" Asked Derin. "Let's call him... Zelian." đã đưa ý kiến the female. "Sounds nice, Laria." đã đưa ý kiến Derin. "Zelian. That is a nice name, Laria," đã đưa ý kiến another female. "Derin, can bạn come to my den? I need to tell bạn something."
After getting to the den, the female started to sit down, and finally sat. "Sit." She ordered Derin.
"Derin, bạn know how Zelian was born a single pup, without siblings? Ever noticed how he looks so confused, and is an explorer?" Asked the female.
"What are bạn getting at, Rale?" Asked Derin.
"I'm saying YOUR pup is actually not YOURS. Let me just say, he was REBORN as your pup." đã đưa ý kiến Rale. "He was the great leader, Ares, who couldn't control himself when his mate, Claudette, died. He blamed his friend and healer, Nabara, and killed her. He was exiled.... then wanted to see his pups, so he came back. Turns out, his mother, Yeris, turned his own pups against him, saying he was evil, and he killed her out of anger for it, saying he had Mất tích the little family he had left. He was pinned down, and killed the same way he had killed Yeris, bởi a slit throat. Zelian still has those memories, skill, emotions, and is diễn xuất like he does because of all that." She panted.
"Um... I don't... know what to say. What can we do to help him? Remind him?" Asked Derin.
"Yes." đã đưa ý kiến Rale.
After reminding Zelian, he started backing away, farther into the den. "You don't think I know? I'm not stupid! And I am not the 'Great Ares' anymore! I have Mất tích everything I have to BE that! I should be dead! They slit my throat!" Growled Zelian.
"Zelian... no matter if bạn know how to take care of yourself, bạn are still too young to hunt, hoặc fight. According to rule, I have to hunt and fight for you. Even for Laria." đã đưa ý kiến Derin. "And who are bạn to stop me from trying? bạn aren't my real father." đã đưa ý kiến Zelian.
Derin looked down. "It doesn't matter. I still have to take care of you, and protect you, even if it means placing guards at the den entrance to keep bạn in." đã đưa ý kiến Derin.
"Fine. Just don't treat me like a pup." đã đưa ý kiến Zelian.
Thanks for reading! I hope bạn all enjoyed! Advice, constructive critisism, and becoming a người hâm mộ is appreciated, and helps me a lot! :)