Today is the day.
All the training I’ve done, all the sweat, blood and tears would finally pay off.
Today is the day of the battle.
Like everyone else, I didn’t know what to expect for tonight.
I didn’t know if we would win or not but if we didn’t it would all be my fault.
Hakkon let everyone take today off so we could rest and be strong for tonight.
At the moment Asher and I were cuddling in bed, both of us lost in our own thoughts.
Right now it’s 8:30 p.m. In two hours we would have to meet up in the training room where we go over the game plan one more time before making our way to the clearing.
The seeker said the battle would take place at roughly 11:00 p.m.
“I’m scared.” I blurted without thinking.
“We all are.” Asher said softly, rubbing small circles on my back.
“What if we lose? It’ll all be my fault.” I said, ignoring what he said.
“We will win. I promise. We have one thing they don’t.”
“A werewolf with amazing powers. Besides if someone dies you can just bring then back to life. There’s no way we can lose.” He assured me.
“I guess you’re right.”
“I wonder what the unknown beast things are.” He said after a moment of silence.
“Maybe they’re a different kind if werewolf that wants to take over but we’re in the way and that’s why they want us gone.” I suggested.
I felt Ash nod behind me.
“Let’s get a little more sleep before we have to leave.” Was the last thing I heard before drifting off into a restless sleep.
I woke to Asher shaking me gently.
“Wake up baby, it’s time to go.” Was all he said before we made our way downstairs and into the training room.
We were the last ones to arrive.
Once we were done going over the game plan we all filed out of the castle in pairs and made our way to the clearing.
Hakkon, Lorenzo and Malikiah were at the front leading us and Ash, Jay and I were right behind them followed by hundreds of worriers from all around the world.
After a ten minute walk we were in the clearing, waiting for the enemy to show up.
I took a deep breath, this was it. The moment of truth.
If we didn’t win, werewolfs would be extinct, and if we did win, werewolfs would live on.
I grabbed onto Asher’s hand and gave it a encouraging squeeze.
He squeezed my hand back and said “I love you.”
Right then and there I broke thought the wall I put up and finally said the words I’ve wanted to say since I met Asher.
“I love you too.”
He gasped and wrapped his arms around me.
Then he kissed me with so much passion and love, I almost burst with happiness.
When we pulled away we were both breathless.
“Good luck.” I said to him.
Then everything went quiet. The only thing I could hear was everyone’s heartbeats.
As we waited everyone got more and more anxious.
I was almost expecting the enemy to sneak up behind us and attack.
So I was shocked when I looked up at the full moon and saw the hunters riding huge ugly bird type creatures.
There must be a thousand of them. We were greatly outnumbered.
The birds were pitch black and looked almost deformed. They had three eyes, a beak, and hands on the end of their wings, and they were the size of werewolfs.
I looked back at everyone and saw that they still had their eyes glued to the forest around us, so I mind linked everyone to tell them the enemy was in the sky above us.
Then all hell broke loose.
I used my water power so they couldn’t fly because of wet wings.
Once they were all on the ground the wolves attacked them and I used my rock power to make sharp rocks grow from the ground and stab some of them.
But there were just so many and I had to be careful not to hurt one of my own.
I saw a bird lunge at Asher so I shot fire at it, but while I was doing this a hunter got the chance to shoot an arrow at me.
It hit me in the leg and I instantly fell to the ground.
I pulled the arrow out quickly and took a couple seconds to heal before I got up again.
I put my shield up so no one could shoot anything at me or attack me. If any living thing came too close to me it would immediately die.
Two more birds attacked Ash so I quickly killed then before taking off my shield and putting it on him.
Now all I had to do was protect myself and Jay.
I found him quickly and ran to his side so we could watch each others backs.
We fought for hours and hours and soon I became exhausted from using my powers. It drained the energy from me.
I couldn’t fight anymore so I took my shield back and let it do all the work.
I completely forgot about Jay and Asher.
All I wanted to do was sleep, and thats what I did. I was grateful when the inky blackness of sleep took over.
Whenever a hunter or bird would try to attack me it would just drop dead. What the hell is going on?
After a while I realized Liza put a shield on me. I was grateful that I could stay alive for my little mate.
Then suddenly a bird pounced at me and didn’t drop dead. It landed on me and started scratching me and stabbing me with its beak.
I fought it off and swiftly sliced its throat.
But as I was doing this another one attacked me.
I was concentrating so much on fighting this bird that I didn’t notice the hunter come up to me.
He stabbed me with something small and it poured something into my bloodstream.
Once I fought off and killed the bird I took a second to heal but I couldn’t. Whatever the hunter put into my bloodstream prevented me from healing.
Then I started to get dizzy and every inch of my body ached.
My last thoughts were of Liza before I fell to the ground and let
unconsciousness take over.
I opened my eyes but quickly shut them again. There was a bright light shining in my face.
Someone grabbed my hand and when I felt the tingles I knew it was Liza.
I turned my head towards her and slowly opened my eyes.
“You’re ok.” I whispered. It was painful to talk, my throat felt raw.
My voice sounded like it hasn’t been used in ages.
“I’m ok? God Ash, you scared the crap out of me! Not to mention your mother! She came all the way down here because we didn’t know if you were going to make it or not! Don’t you ever do that to me again!” Liza shrieked.
“Sorry.” I whispered and squeezed her hand.
“I was so scared.” She said in a broken whisper, tears threatening to fall from her beautiful eyes.
“Do you know what that hunter poisoned you with? Wolfsbane. You almost died. We didn’t know if you were going to wake up.” She said.
“Shh. I’m here now. I’m okay. Everything’s okay.”
“We won.” She said in a happier tone.
I gently grabbed her face and caressed her cheeks
“All because of you.” I told her.
Before she could say anything Jay, mom and dad burst though the door.
Mom ran up to me and hugged me, practically shoving Liza out of the way.
I would have said something but I knew my mom was worried and happy to see me awake. She didn’t mean to shove Liza aside.
“Now you listen to me mister. You better n-” mom started but I cut her off.
“Liza already gave me that talk mom.”
“Oh. Ok then. I guess my job here is done. Now you get better and come home as soon as possible.” Mom ordered.
“Sure thing ma.”
When my parents were out of the room Jay came up to my bed and slapped me upside the head.
“What the hell was that for?” I asked as a rubbed the momentarily soar spot.
“For scaring everyone. We were all freaking out. Especially little Liza here. She cried for a whole day.” Jay replied.
“I did not!” Liza argued.
“It’s ok, I would have cried for days if you were the one in the hospital bed right now.” I told her, and it was the truth. I’d never forgive myself if something like this happened to my little mate.
“You know, we’ve missed a lot of school.” Jay randomly said.
Liza and I looked at him like he was crazy. At a time like this he worries about school? What a weirdo.
“Just saying.” He said and walked out of the room.
“You should get some rest.” Liza told me a few minutes later.
“As long as you stay with me.” I said.
“I will. Now go to sleep. I love you.”
When I heard her say those three words I smiled a huge goofy smile.
It made me feel warm inside to hear those words from Liza.
“I love you too. Forever and always.” I said before falling asleep.