The howl of a monstrous beast echoed through the night, silencing all animals of the night. A flash of white can be briefly seen moving through the trees along the forest floor. Large bloodied paw prints were left behind in the dirt as it ran in the direction of its destination. Bllood covered its muzzle and paws as it continued to run, having finished hunting for the day and it decided now to return back to its home.
/I hope the food and water I gave them was enough. Dex should've sent his little posse over to get them while I was gone. At least now I can hunt and sleep more without any more interruptions./ Amy gave a grin as she finally made it back to the house, she saw no signs of a break-in...or break-out.
She circled the house once, sniffing the ground and taking in any scents left in the air. Dexter's men were here earlier than she thought, and yet their smell was still strong and seemed to linger about the house. Amy thought nothing of it as she clawed several trees surrounding her house as a way of keeping intruders and enemies away, although it only worked once.
"Now time to sleep." she said to herself, casually standing on her hind legs as she walked to the front of the house.
A twig was snapped in half to her right, making Amy stop dead in her tracks. Her blue eyes narrowed as her ears swiveled around, listening for any more noise. Her nose immediately picked up the fresh scent of oil and a strange chemical substance along with seven human scents, each one different from the other.
Unfortunately she never had the chance to attack.
Several tranq darts made their way into her back, neck and chest, causing Amy to snarl and let out a hellish roaring howl of rage. The effects hadn't kicked in yet, giving her enough time to charge at one human she detected hidden to her right, grabbing him from the bushes that concealed him by the throat and throwing him against a thick tree that sat next to the house. An audible crack could be heard when he hit the tree on impact, his spine effectively broken upon said impact.
A few more darts were shot at her until she began to grow dizzy and tired, her vision fading as her body fell to the earth with a loud and heavy thud. Her mind was slowly engulfed in darkness. Moving out from the darkness of the treeline was Dexter's team of hunters, each one cautious as they moved close to the large sleeping werewolf.
"I think we got her, sir." the leader spoke, giving a light nudge to Amy's head with the barrel end of his rifle.
Dexter's voice immediately spoke up. "Excellent. Bring her to the lab so she can join her friends." he said with a hint of joy.
"Yes sir. We will have her there in an hour." the leader said before giving a nod to his team.
Amy will have one hell of a surprise when she wakes up.
She didn't want to open her eyes for fear of what she would see, wishing this was just a nightmare, but she knew this was all too real as her eyes slowly opened. The first thing to see were the Creatures; the ones she had caught herself plus four more that she hadn't seen. Each of them were kept in a room with a plexiglass cell door to keep them in. Several holes were in the plexiglass as a way to keep air flowing into the room-like prisons they were trapped in, and just like the cages at the house the Creatures were shackled to keep them from trying to escape as well as attacking anyone who had to enter the room.
The room walls were completely white with nothing to hide them. The only room that was different from the rest was Nova's room. Instead of holes in the glass to allow air flow it had a single speaker to allow communication. It reminded Amy of a fish tank one would see at an aquarium, and it was large enough to allow Nova to swim around in. Amy could see the miserable look on each Creatures' face, the spirit gone from their eyes, but the look of surprise was clearly visible as they stared at her.
Sitting up Amy glared at Dexter, who was standing in front of the room she was being kept in, giving a threatening growl as she stared at him. "Should've known better than to trust a human like you." she said, saying the word human with a tone of disgust.
Dex gave Amy a look of hurt. "Amy, why would you say such a thing when you were keeping a secret from me the whole time? That was a bit rude of you." he stared at her with a look of curiosity. "Why don't you change back? The silver in those chains should make you too weak to stay in your werewolf form."
She rolled her eyes. "Right, like i would want to turn back to give you something to look at. But of course I'm the stupid one for not thinking to check the house for the hidden cameras your little death squad installed after building those stupid cages in the basement." she retorted.
"If you knew they installed the cameras then why didn't you find them and take them out?" he asked with a grin. "Seems like you weren't being careful enough."
Amy gave a scoff. "I didn't know for sure until you just told me. That was one of my guesses. My other guess was that you sent your team to spy on me, but then why would you need me if you only had to get them to do your work for you."
"Well you don't have to worry about that anymore. Hope you enjoy your new home." he waved at her as he turned to leave. "Goodbye for now, Amy."
As soon as Dexter left the large room they were being held in Amy gave a sigh as she leaned against the wall, crossing her arms across her chest while tapping her claws against her arm. /Great. Just fucking wonderful. Could this get any- actually I'll stop myself there before I make it worse than it already is./ She glanced at the others who continued to stare at her, most of them giving her death glares.
Finally it was Kootra that decided to break the silence. "Are you...one of us?" he asked, unable to resist the curiosity he felt.
Amy gave Kootra a blank stare before answering his question. "No. I'm not one of you." she said simply.
"Then what are you?" Nova asked in a frustrated tone of voice.
Amy could not resist the urge to grin as she did her best to explain. "I am the myth and legend that humans have created for my kind. They love, hate and fear us. And yet many want to become one of us or falsely claim to be one of us. It is very amusing, actually."
Nova groaned in frustration. "You didn't answer my fucking question! What the fuck are you!" he shouted.
"I am what some people would call a werewolf or lycanthrope...sometimes a monster or a ruthless bloodthirsty beast." she said while testing the strength of her shackles.
"What the fuck is were- whatever the fuck you call yourself?" Immortal asked this time.
She stood up on her hind legs as she continued to lightly tug at her restraints while talking to the others. "It is kind of complicated to explain that since you don't even know the origins of the werewolf." Amy replied. "I am what people would call a werewolf. But there is more to my kind than what people actually know."
"Well it's not like we have a way out of this place any time soon so why don't you tell us. Unless you have somewhere important to be at." Ze spoke, still glaring at Amy ruthlessly.
Amy gave a sigh, not really in the mood for explaining, let alone talking. "Fine. If you want to know so badly then I'll tell you. I'll do my best to skip the boring parts and tell only the more interesting parts." this did not stop her from pulling and tugging at the shackles. "A werewolf, as my kind has been known, is a man who bares the curse of becoming a wolf-like monster during the nights of the full moon. Following so far?" she asked, receiving several nods in return. "Good. Now of course a lot of humans like to disprove the theory by saying its the fault of a disease, moldy food or a mental condition of the mind."
"Then why don't you just show them that you're real?" Kootra asked, sounding confused.
Amy rolled her eyes. "On yeah. I'll just show everyone in the goddamn world that my kind exists so we can be hunted down and experimented on!" She said, nearly shouting. "There was a time when we outnumbered the humans before they had any civilizations. But of course fate had other ideas and we were hunted down and killed off like animals."
BatDanz took this moment to speak up. "But you are an animal." he said, only to receive a nasty glare from Amy, shutting him up quickly.
"We might look like animals but we were better than those parasites. They destroyed our home and continue to destroy the planet everyday, not even caring that in time what they have done will be the death of their race." she spoke with a burning hatred that seemed to linger deep inside her.
"But...you're one of them...aren't you?" BlackHawk asked, shifting in his position to be comfortable.
"My human form that you've seen is just an illusion to hide what I am, it is also known as magic. It helps us fit in with humans so we can move around them easier without any problems. But there have been those who've made...mistakes." she said, not wanting to go further into that part.
Ze let out a frustrated sigh, shaking his head. "Why are we even asking her these questions? She's the one that got us all into this shit of a mess!" he shouted.
Amy chuckled as she finally stopped pulling and tugging on the silver chains before sitting down on the hard floor. "Yes I did, but at least I'm going to be the one to escape."
Dexter smirked as he sat down in his chair that was in a secure room with monitors placed on a large desk, showing the interior of the cell room as well as the inside of each cell. It would prove to be a source of entertainment for him more than for security reasons. He finally had what he wanted with an added bonus that brightened his mood. Now he could reveal HIS Creatures to the world and use them for a little plan that he had been working on ever since he first found out the Creatures' existence.
He leaned back in the chair to make himself comfortable, watching the monitors intently. "Soon my dream will become reality." he muttered with a smile.
Everything had gone from worse to hell.