Fen had once again picked up the scent of the vampire with the amulet. He seemed to be heading for Griffon Park. Fen directed Dan to it and him and Lev followed.
It didn't take long for them to arrive at the main entrance to the cemetery. The gate looked as if someone with superhuman strength had forced it open.
"Pff, doesnt get much sketchy-er than this." Lev said climbing out of the semi.
"Mmm...well I've seen worse." Fen said with a loud canine-like sniff. This cemetery had always reminded him place where he last saw his parents...
Mary and Aros Kalman sprinted off through the forest with their young son Fendren in tow. The waxing gibbous moon loommed overhead. The frantic cries of the human lynch mob led by the slayers could be heard behind them. The had been separated from the rest of their pack and were running out of options.
"Ma? Where are we going? Why are they after us?" The young Fendren looked up at his mother, his deep green eyes searching for an answer.
"Away from the humans. They hunt us because we are different. Most of us mean them no harm. But they don't care. They just kill."
"Oh." Fendren didn't really understand what was going on but he just nodded as if he understood every word.
Aros grunted. "Here. This graveyard. The locals are quite superstitious. They wouldn't come in here at this time of night." Two stone angels stood over the archway as if guarding all the souls that were buried here.
After some searching Aros found a dug out grave. No casket. Yet. The three climbed in shivering in the night. The yells and the screams grew louder as each minute passed. Mary stiffened as the front gate creaked. They were here.
"I've got to get them away from here." Aros made to stand up but Mary hauled him back down.
"You can't! They'll kill you for sure!"
"I might convince them I'm not a wolf. It's worth a chance."
"Then I'm coming with you." Mary turned to Fendren. "Listen Fen. I need you to stay here. There are some bad men after us. We need to hide."
"Are we playing hide and seek?"
"Yes. You could say that. Now you hide here and don't let them find you."
"Ma! My teeth hurt!" His mother quickly inspected his mouth. His eye teeth tapered off into deadly looking points. "Aros! He's approaching his first transformation."
"Sounds about right. He's almost 6 human years. Full moon is tomorrow I believe. Come on. We must go."
"Now remember my little wolf, don't come out until morning. Unless we find you. We'll be back. And be quiet!"
Fen whispered his agreement, "Okay!" His mother nodded and gave him a hug hiding her tears from her son. Fen's parents silently slipped out of the hole. Fen sat alone in the darkness trying to hide his giggles. Suddenly shouting was heard and two shots rang out and Fen quieted his giggles. Something was wrong. But he remembered what his mother told him and stayed in his hole slowly drifting off to sleep.
Fen awoke in the morning to the sound of a voice.
"My God! There's a child in here! Come on boy! Grab my hand!" Fen gingerly reached for the hand as he was pulled out.
"I'm Charlie, the undertaker. What's your name boy? What were you doing down there?"
"Fendren. I was playing hide and seek with Ma. Where is she?"
"I wouldn't know Fendren. Come on, let's get you cleaned up." Fen followed the undertaker out of the cemetery and into town. As they approached the city Fen saw in the distance people laying down on the ground outside the city. The closer they got the more curious Fen became. He looked at the people lying on the ground and realized they were all dead. And Fen looked upon two corpses he would never forget. His mother and father. Tears welled up in his eyes.
The undertaker noticed him looking and pulled him away. "It is a terrible sight. Some slayer came into town and enlisted the townsfolk into wiping out a pack of werewolves that were living near here. They'll all be burned by morning. Now come on, let's get you a bath."
Fen spent the day with the undertaker after getting washed. Finally night came. Fen was just heading inside when he looked up. The last thing he remembered before blacking out was the full moon staring at his face.
Fen woke shivering. He was propped up against a tree, his clothes tattered. Fen looked down at his hands. Blood covered his arms. Fen gasped as the events of last night came back to him. The undertaker and his wife. Dead by a six-year-old werewolf's hands. But Fen didn't care. They took them away from him. And for that, they would all pay.
Fen trudged on through the cemetery. He remembered the feeling that night. The power. What it felt like to be the hunter, not the hunted. The joy and exhilaration it had given him. He still reveled in it to this day.
Dan, the stones."
"I know. Too bright right now...they must be-" Fen smelled them before he could see them. Avlynn. And two vampires?!
Fen sniffed again. "Avlynn, what the f-" She cut him off.
"Down boy...they're with me. This is Ronsom, and Emeline. Two vampires who also want to fix this universal problem we have."
Fen tuned out the rest of the conversation. Fen was reeling inside. Twice today Avlynn had betrayed him. As much as he hated the humans he tolerated her living with them. But befriending the slayers? Now vampires?! Avlynn seemed to be inviting everyone into her life but kept turning her back on him. Why did it always hurt like this?
((Sorry for the long post. Had to get it out of the system. I'll edit any mistakes later. Tired.))
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