Scott followed close behind Stiles and Malia. Suddenly, his phone began to ring. He snatched the phone from his pocket and recognized Liam’s number, “Hey, what’s up?”
“Get over here, right away. Carly thinks she knows how to cure Kira. We already called Lydia and she’s on her way, so hurry it up.” Said Liam without breathing.
“On our way.” Said Scott ending the call. Stiles and Malia could hear the worried voice on the other line so they turned around and waited.
“Who was that?” Asked Stiles
“Liam, he wants us to come back to the cabin. Carly might know how to cure Kira. She could end all of this once and for all.” Said Scott starting to walk back toward the cabin.
“What about Lydia?” Asked Stiles
“She’s headed there now.” Said Scott
“Alright, let’s go.” Said Stiles with relief spread across his face.
“Wait, Scott go on ahead. I need to talk to Stiles for a moment. Alone.” Said Malia grabbing Stiles’ hand; pulling him back toward the tree line. This was important and she needed to talk to him now.
“Don’t be too long.” Said Scott as he headed in the direction of the cabin.
“What’s going on?” Asked Stiles
“You know what.” Said Malia as she crossed her arms across her chest.
“I do?” Said Stiles confused. She looked pissed and Stiles had no clue as to why. He must’ve done something bad that hurt her but he had no idea what made her mad.
“You ran out of the cabin to go save her, alone.” Said Malia
“I didn’t want my friend to die, is there something wrong with that?” Stated Stiles
“There’s nothing wrong with that, but I know it meant more.” Said Malia
“What do you mean?” Asked Stiles
“I’ve seen the way you’ve been acting around her since you woke up. The lingering hugs, the looks, and the way you two have been acting. What happened?” Said Malia
“Lydia?” Asked Stiles
“Who else have you been in love with since third grade.” Said Malia
“How did…” Said Stiles
“People talk Stiles.” Said Malia
“I’ve moved on. I love you.” Said Stiles putting his hands on her crossed arms.
“I know you do but you love her too. I heard what happened in your room. I pretended that I didn’t, that maybe you were just sleepy and not thinking straight, but I was wrong. I’ve always seen it, but I’ve tried to ignore it; to pretend you don’t love Lydia. You’ll sacrifice your life for her, or close. It’s different now because you’re with me, because you love me. The problem is you love her too. And now she said the words and so did you.” Said Malia
“Malia….I..” Said Stiles
“At first it was nothing but when she was injured by Tracy, Theo kept talking about the look on your face as she laid there. So I looked back at the security footage, the look on your face wasn’t a friend scared for a friend, it was you not wanting to lose Lydia. Your eyes looked like your heart had been shattered. It’s clear as day.” Said Malia
“I don’t love her, I love you.” Said Stiles
“I heard you say the words Stiles. No need to lie to me, especially when I heard your heartbeat speed up slightly faster at the words I don’t.” Said Malia ripping his hands off her arms, leaving him alone.
“What’s this?” Asked Liam taking the remote from Carly’s hands.
“I was trying to turn the T.V on when I had the vision.” Said Carly taking it back and sticking it on the coffee table nearby. If he found out more things were wrong with her, he would worry even more. No one needed to worry for her, no one needed to get hurt.
“Are you sure you’re okay?” Asked Liam
“Nothing to worry about.” Said Carly lying.
About twenty minutes later, everyone had returned. Carly could feel the twinge of pain in her heart, but she pushed it down and waited. She needed to tell them before she’d fade into darkness once again.
“How do we cure Kira?” Asked Scott
“Yeah.” Asked Stiles sitting down next to Malia, who then moved to stand away from Stiles. She hated being mad at him, but she just couldn’t stand it any longer. When she moved away, Lydia noticed.
“I had a vision which told me how to cure Kira. Lydia and Noshiko were talking and in the vision you guys figured out how to cure Kira. You said that it was my mission and my mission alone.” Said Carly summarizing her vision.
“We’re gonna help you.” Said Liam
“You can’t.” Said Carly
“Why can’t we?” Asked Malia
“Because only I can do the job. ” Said Carly
“Why are you the only one?” Asked Scott
“Because the only one able to cure Kira, is a werewolf turned human...annahhh.” Said Carly holding her side.
“Why?” Asked Stiles
“Because I need to inject my blood into her...ahh.” Said Carly as Liam noticed her pained expression.
“Can’t someone else inject it?” Asked Malia
“If they try, they will die...eeeaaaahh.” Said Carly lying through her teeth.
“Carly, are you…” Asked Liam
“Gahh!” Screamed Carly as she fell to the floor. Her insides felt like they were turning to jello, she could barely breath without pain. Everything around her started to spin and her heart started to get squeezed.
“Carly!” Screamed Liam
“It’s happening again.” Said Malia
“Carry her to the couch.” Said Scott as he and Stiles laid her wiggling body on the couch.
“Ahhhhhhhhh!” Screamed Carly bending her back into an arch.
“It’s gonna be fine.” Said Lydia sitting next to Carly.
“No it’s no...ahhhhhhhhh! Screamed Carly squeezing the cushion, ripping holes in it.
“Can’t we do something?” Asked Liam
“I don’t know, I’ve never seen this before.” Said Scott
“I don’t think anyone has seen this before.” Said Stiles
“Ahhh!” Screamed Carly
“Check her eyes. The lighter her eyes the closer she is to human, right?” Said Malia
“Carly get angry.” Said Lydia
“I’m plenty angry..ry..ah..rahh.” Growled Carly as her eyes were so light pink they were almost white. Only tints of pink could be seen in splotches.
“By the looks of it, you will only have to go through this once or twice more.” Said Liam as he sat next to Lydia and grabbed Carly’s hand.
Carly’s screaming lessened as pain surged through Liam. He felt hot all over and pain ripped through every organ. A single tear fell from his eye as he understood what Carly had been going through. It tore him apart to know he couldn’t spare her from this agony.
“She’s gone.” Said Lydia as Carly’s body stopped moving and her head fell to the side. Liam lifted his hand as he took deep breathes and leaned on the dinning room table for support.
“We can’t let her inject the blood, it’s too dangerous. She has been through too much already. She does not deserve anymore pain.” Said Liam as he sat down in one the chairs and clutched his heart. He listened to his heartbeat slow to its regular rhythm as he calmed down.
“If she was telling the truth, she is the only one that can do it. If one of us tries, it could kill us.” Said Malia
“I just want things to go back to normal; before the Dread Doctors came to town. Where I could go to school and my biggest problem was wolfing out in front of everyone. At least then innocent people like Carly wouldn’t get stuck in the crossfire.” Said Liam ran one of his hands through his mangled hair.
“Once Carly cures Kira, we will stop the Dread Doctors, and get back to normal.” Said Scott
“Do you really think she can do it?” Asked Malia
“Yes, even if I have to hold down my girlfriend to do it.” Said Scott as he looked over at Liam.
“Do you think she’ll be okay?” Asked, Liam, looking over at Carly as Lydia drapped a blanket over her. She looked like a prop from horror film; no life in her eyes.
“If she has made it through all that pain, she can do anything.” Said Lydia looking at Carly’s limp body.
“Did I mention that there are deadly side effects, to you becoming human.” Said Kira
“No...ahhhhhhhhh!” Screamed Carly as blood seeped onto her shirt.
“Well there is. After you finally become human, you have a few hours until you perish. You don’t just perish in anyway, but whatever got you turned. People that are bitten will feel the pain of being bitten and bleed to death from it. In your case, you’ll feel the bite and then you’ll feel Theo’s claws dig into you as you die.” Said Kira
“It’s the price I’m willing to pay.” Said Carly as the vision faded into reality.
Carly sat up quickly as sweat soaked her clothes. She took deep breaths while she brushed a hand through her hair. The room was dark and the whole gang was sleeping. Carly turned to grab a glass of water from the coffee table when she noticed Kira standing a few feet away. She had all black clothing on, this helped her blend in with her surroundings. Even though Carly’s eyes were becoming more human, she could still see Kira perfectly.
Kira’s eyes moved toward the remote on the coffee table and Carly noticed. They stared at each other for few moments, wondering who would reach for it first. Carly saw Kira’s hand twitch so she prepared to grab it.
“No.” Said Carly trying to grab the remote before Kira could, but she wasn’t fast enough.
“Sh! We don’t wanna wake everyone now do we. This is probably the only rest they have gotten in a long while, ruining it would just be a waste.” Whispered Kira putting the remote in her back pocket.
“Can’t you just leave me alone.” Whispered Carly
“The Doctors still need you and I’m just waiting for right moment, to end your sorry useless life.” Whispered Kira
“I’d be happy for you kill me, I’d finally be out of my misery. Then I wouldn’t make people worry or cause them pain. Then I could get away from it all.” Whispered Carly
“I can’t make it too easy for you. Ending you slowly will be my joy. For now, I’ll leave you with a small look into what I’m gonna do.” Said Kira taking the remote out of her pocket.
“No, please…” Said Carly with pleading eyes.
“If that’s what you wish for.” Said Kira putting the remote back as she grabbed a dagger from the same pocket. She spun it around her finger as she threw it into Carly’s shoulder.
“Ahhhh…..” Said Carly
“I’ll see you very soon, Carly. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure you suffer. Next time I’ll puncture something important, maybe a lung, your stomach, or maybe I’ll put a hole in your heart.” Said Kira running out the door with a smile.
“Stiles.” Whispered Carly coughing up a bit of blood.
“Mhm.” Said Stiles
“I need you to help me. Wake up.” Whispered Carly as she shook Stiles awake with one hand and held onto her shoulder with the other.
“What’s wrong?” Said Stiles sleepily as he saw the dagger
“Oh…My...” Said Stiles
“Sh! No one else needs to see this, can you help me?” Whispered Carly
“Yeah, lets go to the kitchen.” Whispered Stiles helping Carly into the other room, where she leaned up against the counter.
“May I ask, why there’s a knife in your shoulder?” Asked Stiles looking for a washcloth.
“When I woke up, Kira was in the living room. She thought I’d be out for longer, but I wasn’t. Kira took out a dagger and threw it into my shoulder; this is giving me a look into how she’s gonna kill me.” Said Carly
“We’ll cure her before she get’s the chance.” Said Stiles
“You mean, I’ll cure her.” Said Carly
“And we’ll help. Now you ready?” Asked Stiles putting his hand on the handle of the blade.
“Just do it.” Said Carly
“Alright, ready? One, two, three…” Said Stiles ripping the blade out. Pain spread through her shoulder and arm, causing Carly to hold her breath. Once the blade was out, relief washed over her.
“Mother…mhm….” Said Carly as she unclenched her fist.
“Are you okay?” Questioned, Stiles, handing her a wet washcloth.
“Yeah, I’m fine.” Said Carly
“I’ll bandage you up.” Said Stiles grabbing a medical kit from under the sink. It took him awhile to find it but when he did, he grabbed it and set it on the counter.
“You know how to bandage people up?” Asked Carly
“No, but it can’t be that hard.” Said Stiles grabbing the gauze.
“Thanks.” Said Carly
“For what?” Asked Stiles starting to wrap the wound.
“For saving me, on multiple occasions.” Said Carly
“No problem.” Said Stiles wrapping the wound
While Stiles was finishing up, Carly looked over at the med kit and noticed a syringe. If she could grab it, she could end this once and for all; no one else would have to get hurt because of her. She couldn’t risk their lives any longer, she wouldn’t allow it.
“All done.” Said Stiles tying the knot.
“Could you get me a glass of water?” Asked Carly
“Yeah, of course.” Said Stiles turning around to grab a glass. When he turned Carly grabbed a nearby pan and slammed it into the back of his head; knocking him out instantly. Even werewolves can feel pain.
“I’m so sorry. I hope can forgive me, but I have to do this alone.” Said Carly grabbing the syringe and bolting out the back door.