The red world

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Chapter 3: since when do they exist?

I woke to find Shaneel with my gun and bullets. She was sitting on the couch. She had the gun some weird way, and was putting the bullets in. I sat up and then winced. I had forgotten my leg had been shot.

"You good?" Shaneel asked without looking up from the gun.

"I am, but my legs not." I said grinding my teath.

"You're lucky it didn't hit anything major." She said glancing at me.

"I guess so." I said. "Still hurts though."

"It will for about a month, maybe two. Then it should just ache every now and then." She said.

"How do you know?" I asked.

"Zenya, I have been living here my whole life. You really think I haven't gotten a few wounds?" She replied.

"True. Do you know what to do to help it stay clean and stuff?" I asked Shaneel.

"Yeah, I already changes your bandages, I also put some medicine on it." She replied. She put the last bullet in and the gun made a clicking sound when it closed.

"Oh, thank you." I said. I inspected the bandage, and sure enough, it was a new bandage.

The new bandage was tighter and better wrapped around my calf. Mine had been sloppy and slightly loose.

"You're welcome. Now, what's for breakfast?" She said, back to her happy self again.

"Bread and water." I replied. Raising my eyebrow at how she can be happy in a place like this!

"Okay, after we eat I want to take you somewhere." She said.

"Where?" I asked her warily.

"It's a surprise!" She said happily.

"Ugh, no surprises. I got shot in the leg, and there are way to many murders around here." I said.

"Oh, okay." She said looking at the floor.

"Oh, alright." I said.

"Thank you!" Shaneel said clapping her hands.

"You're welcome." I said. I grabbed a water bottle and some bread. I tossed the water bottle to Shaneel. She caught it.

"Thanks." She said as she opened it and drank half the bottle. I let her because she was so thin. She closed up the water bottle and held it out to me.

"You're welcome." I took back the water bottle. "Here." I tossed her the bag of bread. "Eat up." I opened the water bottle and took a small sip.

"Thanks!" Shaneel said as she opened the bag and tore off a big chunk of bread.

I didn't bother saying "you're welcome" again. I had already said it two or three times in the last five minutes.

Shaneel took the chunk and practically inhaled it. Since she was so skinny, I let her eat a good amount, before I took the bag away.

When I had the bag, I took off a small chunk and ate it. I savored each bite. Shaneel looked regretful when she saw how little I ate.

"Sorry I took so much of everything." Shaneel said.

"It's fine, I just try to save as much as I can for as long as I can." I told her reassuringly.

"Okay, if you say so." She said slowly, then she smiled. "Time for the suprise!"

"Okay. Let's go." I said. "Also, you have got to be quieter."

"Okay, I will!" She said in a loud whisper. At least she is trying. I thought to myself. "Come on!"

She grabbed my hand and started dragging me towards the door. I grabbed my gun while she dragged my out. When we were out, I ran towards the delivery truck. She ran behind me.

"Where is this surprise?" I asked her in a whisper.

"Follow me." She whispered back excitedly.

With that, she grabbed my hand and ran off. I ran behind, she hadn't left me much choice. She ran to a building. Some of the windows were broken, while some were boarded up.

What she did next suprised me, she started climbing! She started climbing the builing wall! When she was halfway up, she turned and motioned with her hand for me to follow her.

I reluctantly put my fingers into cracks in the brick and began climbing. Shaneel scaled the wall quickly. I guessed she did this often. I, on the other hand, slipped many times, I managed to catch myself though. When Shaneel reached the roof, she turned and reached a hand towards me.

When I took her hand, she braced her feet on the edge of the roof. I gripped her hand and, together, we hoisted me onto the roof. I grunted as I put weight on my right leg. I had mainly used my arms while climbing, there wasn't much footholds.

I got to my feet, wincing in the process. I raised my eyebrow at Shaneel.

"Come on." She said and began walking to the center of the roof.

My eyes scanned the rooftops around for any danger. It was only when Shaneels arm collided with my stomach, that I stopped and looked at the ground. We had stopped at a large hole in the roof.

Through the hole I could see people moving around. Men and women alike.

"They are the most feared gang worldwide." Shaneel whispered in my ear.

I heard a howl in the distance. Shaneel looked towards were the howl had come from, while I continued looking at the gang. What happened next, shook me to the bone. The men and women turned into wolves! In a moment they were gone! The direction that ran, was towards the howl. The gang was a werewolf pack!

I froze in shock as I realized the world was not the way is should be. This was the strangest thing I had ever seen. A gang, that were werewolves! I felt faint, so I fell to the ground. I stared into the distance, I wondered if I was losing my mind, or if I had actually just seen werewolves!

Shaneel looked at me with worry. "You alright?" She asked me with a worried tone.

"Did you know?" I demanded.

"Know what?" She asked, looking at me strangely.

"That the gang was a pack of werewolves!" I screamed, not caring who heard at this point.

"W-what?" Shaneel stammered. "No, that's not possible!"

"But what if it is possible? What if they really are werewolves!" I said with disbelief.

"We have to follow them!" I stated. Before waiting for Shaneel to say anything, I began to climb back down the building.

I heard another howl. "Follow the howls!" I said, continuing to climb down.

"Zenya!" Shaneel screamed.

I ignored her. When my feet hit the ground, I dashed off in the direction of the howls, ignoring my pain.

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