I looked at her and realized that the yell had been from Masky.
“GUYS! COME OUTSIDE MASKY’S BEEN SHOT!″ yelled Tails Doll entering the dining room.
Everyone got up and ran outside following Tails Doll.
“Masky!” said Hoodie reaching his brother first.
Sally was trembling and tears were falling from her eyes.
“Liu! What happened?” asked Nina shaking Liu.
“We just went for a walk and then... Masky got shot from behind...” said Liu shaking.
“Laughing Jack take Masky inside Jeff, Jane, EJ, Tails Doll, Smile Dog, and Ben go find that hunter and kill him,” I said ordering everyone.
“Let’s go!” yelled Jeff and ran off to the woods followed by EJ, Jane, Tails Doll, Smile Dog, and Ben.
LJ picked up Masky and went inside.
“Clockwork, Toby, Nina, Liu can you try to calm Sally down?” I asked.
“Yes, common sally,” said Clockwork grabbing Sally’s hand and taking her inside.
“Zariah, Hoodie come with me,” I said going inside.
“Where do I put Masky?” asked LJ.
“On the sofa,” I said.
“Fair enough,” said LJ putting Masky on the sofa.
“LJ can you-” I said swallowing thickly.
“Yes I’ll go get Slender,” said LJ leaving us alone with Masky.
“What are we going to do now?” asked Hoodie trembling.
“Wait till Slender comes,” I said breathing shakily.
Zariah moved closer to Masky and tearfully she lifted his mask up revealing his face.
I was very worried that I didn’t care that Masky’s face was being shown.
“M-Masky... Please hold on... I-I remember you... Please...” wept Zariah softly.
I just looked at her crying and I couldn’t hold myself and I decided to hug her.
“Masky...” said Zariah crying.
“Shh, its okay Zariah He will be okay” I reassured her.
Hoodie had taken his hood off as well and was crying worried for his brother.
“WHERE IS HE?!” yelled Slenderman startling all of us.
“H-Here” replied Hoodie his voice heavy with dread.
“Oh no,” said Slenderman walking to where Masky was laying unconscious.
“Slendy Can you help him?” asked Zariah hopeful.
“I-I’m afraid I can’t he’s been shot twice if we would've been there earlier I could've” replied Slenderman.
“NO! NO! NO! DON’T SAY THAT!” yelled Zariah crying.
“I’m very sorry Zariah,” said Slenderman looking away from Masky.
Hoodie’s eyes filled with tears and he ran off.
I closed my eyes and held Zariah tightly.
“LET GO OFF ME SONIC.EXE! PLEASE! HELP HIM! PLEASE!” yelled Zariah struggling against my grip.
“Zariah stop! He’s not coming back” I said trying to calm her down.
“NO!” said Zariah pushing me away and running to where Masky was laying down.
She pulled him close and hugged him.
“M-Masky please come back I remember you I'm your best friend remember? You’ve known me since I was a kid...” said Zariah sobbing.
I just looked at how Zariah hugged him and I felt horrible for having fought with Masky.
“Forget her Masky Even if she remembered she wouldn’t want to be with you either way,” I said folding my arms against my chest.
“And what makes you say that? She came here because she was worried about me! Also, why are you so close to her huh?!” said Masky raising his voice.
End of Flashback:
I closed my eyes and shook my head angry at myself for my stupid pride.
"Masky" whispered Zariah hugging his dead body.
Suddenly she gasped surprised about something.
"Zara? What's wrong?" I asked concerned.
"He's breathing" answered Zariah.
"What?!" said Slenderman feeling Masky's pulse.
"Sonic.Exe bring me the oxygen tube now!" yelled Slender at me.
I ran off and came back with the oxygen tube and handed it to him Masky groaned and moved well he tried to.
"Hang on the Masky," said Slenderman.
After that, he somehow survived those two bullets!
"Will he wake up?" asked Zariah nervously.
"Yes, he will soon" replied Slenderman nodding.
"Good," I said relaxing a bit.
"I'll be in my room if you need me," said Slenderman walking off.
"I can't believe he is still alive," said Zariah amazed.
Zariah brushed the hair off Masky's face.
I felt jealous that Zariah was with Masky at that moment.
FOOL! HE SHOUDL'VE DIED! said my inner self
No, he's still my friend I wouldn't have let him die
BUT LOOK! HE STILL HAS YOUR GIRL ON CONTROL! replied my inner self.
I know but they are only friends nothing else
IF SOMETHING HAPPENS BETWEEN THEM YOU'RE GOING TO WISH THAT MASKY DIED! said my inner self
I wanted to go find that person who hurt Masky. But I didn't want to leave Zariah alone with him either!
I kept twitching not knowing what to do.
"Sonic.Exe? Everything okay?" asked Zariah.
"Yeah It's just that I want to help Tails Doll and the others but I don't think that I should leave you alone," I said sighing.
Sure you don't want to leave her alone that's the problem teased my demon self.
Quit it will you?
"Hm, I think I'll be fine since Masky will be waking up soon,"
"Are you sure Zara?"
"Im positive that I'll be okay Sonic.Exe don't worry too much."
"Fair enough but if you need anything just call me," I said looking at her.
"I know," She said nodding.
"Okay, then I'll see you later then," I said breaking eye contact.
I started heading towards the door when I felt Zariah behind me.
She turned me around and she hugged me. I felt my heartbeat increase and I got all nervous not knowing what to do with the gesture she was giving me.
"Thank you for being with me," said Zariah softly.
"Anytime," I said hugging her back.
I wanted to hold her forever but I knew that I had to leave eventually.
"Bye," I said running off into the forest and hiding.
God, I felt that my heart was going to explode..
I looked at the front door to see Zariah looking one more time and then going back inside the mansion.
"Zariah Why do you confuse me with what you do" I whispered.
I don't know what's going to happen with us.
But All I know is that I...
I love her.