Chapter 7: The Final Fight
\With determination, love, spirit and friendship by their side, Lisa found Julian, Brownie, Norma and Luca by midnight. They then continued for three hours still looking for Rosina. Every minute that passed making them worry that they may have been too late; that Miriyamana, may have reached Ro first. A thought they all shook off no matter what.
The other pups, their owners, Belka Garla and Jeremy were safely in Jeremy and Rosina’s house, guarded by at least a dozen police, Gregory wouldn’t take his chances; not with Miriyamana.
Rosina, on the other hand, lay asleep in the only place she still felt safe, her bedroom in Belka’s house behind the pet store. The only place that for her hold mostly good memories, and provided decent comfort.
Miriyamana and Silver, however were, already nearby on the hunt for their revenge.
Eventually, Brownie and the others rested in the same playground tunnel as Julian on his first day of being in this town, this time, it only started to rain now, lightly but enough to reflect the sorrow in their hearts, none of them tired even though it was now four am in the morning.
“Where could she have gone, we’ve searched most of the town?” Luca moaned exhausted.
“Wouldn’t she go somewhere she felt safe?” Lisa thought out loud.
“Wait safe? Could she be at the store?” Norma pondered worryingly.
“Of course why did I think of it before she always felt safe at the store, there are always friends nearby, all our fellow pups!” Brownie explained blaming herself for them not going there earlier.
“Then what are we waiting for, LET’S GET GOING!” Julian yelled as he led the pups to the store as fast their exhausted bodies would let them.
Unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones that had come to this conclusion, and Miriyamana and Silver were nearly at the store themselves. The pups only took six minutes to reach the store, from there they made a puppy ladder and Brownie picked the lock with her claw. They were in.
With Luca and Norma on guard at the entrance to the store and Lisa watching the other puppies from Belka’s desk, Brownie led Julian to Rosina’s room. Luckily they were there before Miriyamana or Silver. Rosina lay tucked under the covers and curled up into a little ball, sleeping soundlessly and happily. Brownie and Julian let her sleep, Julian then going to tell the others that Ro was ok. The sight he came to see was not the one he expected.
In front of him was Miriyamana, Norma, Luca and Lisa all trapped in a carry case, and Silver rounding up any friends or followers of his from the store, luckily neither of them had seen Julian, so he quietly went back to Brownie and explained everything. Her shocked face said it all; she went straight to wake Rosina, while Julian turned back around to see Silver leading at least fifteen pups, all of the different breeds, all from the store towards them. They were vastly outnumbered however there were more on Brownie’s side still asleep; for now.
Rosina woke the instant Brownie began to bark, as did other sleeping pups in the store, Silver and his army of pups advanced on Julian who backed away until he reached Ro’s doorway, he couldn’t let them down like this, not again. Julian barked and advanced back on Silver and his miniature army, who growled back, all ready to fight.
We need more pups on our side, Julian thought to himself as he continued to bark and growl loudly at the other pups. We need more numbers or we’re done for, Julian added barking as loudly as he could muster. With a small sideways glance, he noticed Brownie darting to his side, and then together they barked .leading some of the pups back, those who feared her for all she had proven capable of, with battle scars, the mansion and against Miriyamana.
Unfortunately, no more than four backed off, now they could count at least eleven behind Silver, another two from his litter, the entire six Kelpies, four Rottweiler’s and four Border Collies. All but the Kelpies had siblings that looked up to Brownie, three of which were able to get lessons, like Georgia, but like Luca their siblings had to help. Unknowingly to all the pups in the hallway, those three had gotten out of their capsules and let out others that wanted to help, including Norma, Luca, and Lisa, all as discretely as possible as Miriyamana had been out of the room for nearly the entire time; a sight not welcoming. When they finished Brownie and Julian had an extra, eight pups on their side along with Luca, Norma, and Lisa.
Now they had thirteen on their side as pups around the store brave enough joined the others, at least the odds were no longer as bad, but with Ro, and Miriyamana there, it would be anything but easy. Fortunately for them, they had an entire store they all knew well enough to have the element of surprise.
Brownie and Julian shared a surprised glance when the ten new pups bounced into a battle with Silvers army, a few ran out, pups in pursuit, to lose them in the mirror mazes above they knew so well Lisa among them. Others used their greater knowledge of the store against Silvers army; Norma again among these, by the time these pups had gone, Silver and four of his army remained, facing Brownie, Julian, Luca, and the Rottweiler, Betty.
They fought for at least another twenty minutes, clawing and fighting the enemy, Brownie mainly battling Silver. Until they heard a scream from Rosina, by this time the five that went to the mirrors, had made their ways down, their pursuers lost in the maze. Julian, Brownie, and Lisa ran straight towards the scream, Silver and his brothers in pursuit.
When the six entered the room they sight they saw was extremely unexpected and frightening. Miriyamana stood, there behind her drained of her usual free and fiery spirit, cuddled in a corner in fear was Rosina. Miriyamana still wore her prison attire of the bright orange top and pants, though she wore a white long sleeve top underneath, and instead of flowing curls, her hair was in a pigtail, a look that didn’t suit her at all. Her expression showed clear and utter rage, she smirked as always, sadistically.
“You pups don’t realize it does you,” Miriyamana began. “I can’t be defeated, I’ll never back down and I will be rich. Filthy Rich, but you two, it’s always been one of you three,” she sneered looking at Rosina. “You always get up, don’t you? All of you, you have to be the heroes. You have to help the underdog, to thwart my plans, I grew up with one dream, but my stupid little brother achieved it, the little one the baby! Achieved everything he strived for, fame, fortune, a family, a mansion, but he didn’t care, we just wanted to have fun and gave the money to charities!” Miriyamana continued. Brownie glanced at a camera in the room, Belka had them recording all the time throughout the house, and they were still recording. “The baby of the family the one the parents favored, with all they had! AND I GOT NOTHING! They deserved what they got, so did little Jeremy and his little witch of a wife, Rose Butsbo, married Jeremy Lockhart seemingly out of true love after meeting at the point where their dreams became a reality, one year later little Rosina joins us. And me I am cast away like rubbish! Silver,” At his name being spoken Silver popped his head up, smiling at the shock on, Brownie, Julian and Lisa’s faces. “Finish them, I will deal with Rosina,” Miriyamana ordered evilly turning to Rosina.
Then from behind, Silver pounced onto Brownie and was instantly in a ferocious fight, Lisa’s elder sister leaped at her and she quickly took her and her a Kelpie down with ease, she had learned a lot. Julian, on the other hand, ran straight to help Rosina, Miriyamana held a knife and Ro was already too afraid to move; so Julian did, he jumped and bit Miriyamana’s sleeve holding tightly and knocking the knife out of her hand and onto the floor. He let go and kicked the knife away under the bed and remained between Rosina and her aunt, determined to stand his ground.
“Look here finally the Chihuahua shows his true colors,” Miriyamana exclaimed pointedly. “You’ll never stop me from achieving my goals, even Rosina failed, two months before even your little Jack Russell arrived, what makes you any different to any of them,” she added sneering evilly.
I won’t back down either, Julian thought to himself as he jumped at Miriyamana angrily pushing her to the ground.
“Hey Julian, back away from the lady,” Silver growled as Julian growled at Miriyamana from on top of his chest. “Back away or Brownie gets it,” Silver repeated as one of his pups had Brownie on the floor, biting her neck ready or break it of tear her throat out.
Julian obeyed, not wanting Brownie to get her hurt. Think Jnr think, how can you get through this, Julian thought to himself looking for a loophole somewhere. Who else can help, who else can, then it hit him, the only other being awake at this early morning hour was Rosina, who had stood up, still fearful but determined, and her eyes showed a new spark of hope. We can do this, were strong enough, if we stand together we can do this, we just have to stand together as one, Julian risked it and barked, instantly five pups ran into the room and trashed the Collie that had Brownie, then Silver lay on the ground, defeated as Julian once again jumped onto Miriyamana’s chest to stop her from getting away.
“Thank you, all of you,” Rosina told them all as she exited the room to call the police.
“I’ll just find another way to escape, you now it Chihuahua, you’ll lose in the end,” Miriyamana taunted evilly still trying to gain the upper hand.
Julian growled at her, right in her face and Lisa came around the side and scratched her cheek. Then Rosina came back, grabbing Silver and his whole army, and locking them all in carry cages. It took two minutes for the police to get there this time. They cuffed Miriyamana and took the carry cages, along with the security tapes of the events. Then they let Rosina put most of the pups back into the capsules, some officers bonded with and adopted some of them; before they took Ro, Norma, Luca, Lisa, Brownie and Julian home.