Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for violence and mature content.
Hearing Asher’s loud barks jolted me out of my awake, half-asleep I peered down at her. She started letting out these excited barks and wines, pulling on my pant leg. My eyebrows raised questioningly and I cocked my head to the side. Asher was smarter than your average wolf and sometimes it was just a little concerning. She seemed to sulk almost then her ears perked up like she had got an idea.
She sat down, stood up, walked around the corner and then came back staring at me expectantly. I smiled, ”Okay I get it you wanna go on a walk right?”
She barked back tail wagging madly at the fact I finally had figured out what she wanted. Grabbing my stuff I started walking out of my hiding place and down the street with Asher running close behind. It wasn't exactly broad daylight, somewhere around seven maybe?
There weren’t many people up and I couldn’t blame them. Those who were looked like they were headed somewhere, most likely work, I concluded. The deeper I got into this part of the city the more I began to realize I wasn’t familiar with it. Biting my lip, a bad habit I did when I was nervous, I looked around anxious, Where exactly was I? Hearing a loud whistle and footsteps I turned around rather quickly.
There stood a group of middle-aged men one of which walked towards me, ”Ya lost boy?”
The hair on the back of my neck stood up as I felt a little uneasy, ”uh….no."
“Well just let us know if you need any help, ”The man replied as he and his friends went back to talking.
The unnerving part was that they seemed to follow my every move. I took off running feeling immensely desperate too get out of their line of sight. I began to notice the man who had approached me seconds earlier was now chasing me. Biting my lip so hard I could taste blood, I attempted to shake him off.
The only thing on my mind was getting away from him, so I had no idea where I was going, neither was I really watching where I was going either. Taking a left I was sent tumbling towards the ground, I had run into someone. I hit hard and it knocked the breath out of me for a moment. Looking up, I went silent, my face flushed a bright red, it was him the shorter skeleton from yesterday.After a few minutes of me staring at him like a bloody idiot, I stood up and threw my hands up, my face even redder than before,
”Oh my god I-I......” My voice seemed to trail off as I whipped around to see if the guy was still following me.
He was still behind me but he no longer seemed to be interested in me as he walked off talking to another guy who looked just as sketchy as himself. Feeling something land on my shoulder I jerked back and tensed up.
The skeleton gave me a questioning look then sighed, ”Sorry kid didn't mean to scare ya..are you Ok I mean you fell pretty hard...and...kid you there? Hello?”
I paused for several seconds then, hesitating I spoke up", I'm..er..fine..sorry..I..just..not good with contact and..and-" A brown ball of fur launched itself at his leg and he let out a shout falling back.
I let out a yell," Asher oh my god no!"