Personally, I have not seen that many wolves in my lifetime. I saw some in the zoo but they were too far into the cage that they just looked like regular dogs. I don't have any idea how huge one could grow up into but the two wolves standing, drooling and growling in front of Will and I were ginormous! I immediately stiffened, my heart was pounding so loud that I think the whole world can hear it.
Uh- Will? I asked unable to stop my voice from shaking as I wearily eyed the animals before us. I seriously do not want to die this way. I could imagine my parents and brother retrieving mangled pieces of my body- at least, if something is left. The forest trail suddenly began to shrink into a small room where I can only see Will and the two huge mongrels. I felt the stirrings of claustrophobia and hyperventillation creeping up like shadows engulfing me.
Don't you dare black out on me, Victoria. I need you to be brave right now, please? I promise you, nothing will harm you while I'm here. Will gripped my hand extra tight and I could feel it tingling with energy. No, it's not the thrill-teenage-hormones induced thrill you are thinking! It was as if Will was charging? I did not find any word for it which reminded me how terrified I was at that moment because all my vocabulary prowess failed me.
B-but Will, t-these t-hings-
He shushed me as he slowly started pushing me backwards. I was now clinging to the back part of his jacket as he spread his arms open as if to guard me from the beasts. I peeked under his arms while trying to calm myself and I noticed that the wolves were somehow glittering. It was not like the gold dust that I always find in Mr. Hawkins'. No. this was silver and black. It looked menacing.
I just hope Mr. G got my message.
I frowned. What message? Who's Mr. G? Oh my god Will, they're advancing! I have to admit I felt like a schmuck right now but who can blame me? I was facing my possible death!
He shushed me again and that's when I notice he was actually holding a small stone in his left hand. Now, he was the one muttering. I know I should have brought the net. Genius, William.
What are you saying? Will, we're about to die!!!
Just as I shrieked the last line, the two wolves jumped forward with a loud snarl. I watched as if everything went in slow motion. Will threw the stone he was holding and from it burst some thick vines. It immediately began wrapping its tendrils around the wolves' torso.
Immediately I felt a little better but Will grabbed my arm and yanked me forward. I watched in shock and awe as we treaded lightly and quickly around the vines which was still busy tangling the wolves. This is so-unreal... I breathed.
Now is not the time to actually stop and admire the scenery, Victoria. These vines don't really know friend from foe. I did not want to use them but I had no- Victoria!!!
I cried as something grabbed me by the ankles and started dragging me away from Will. I fell on my stomach with a loud oomph and I yelled in pain as I was scraped on the ground. The vine apparently had other plans for me. I cried Will's name, trying to grab onto whatever I could get hold of.
I guess fate was on my side becuase I managed ot grab hold of an outgrowth of roots. I gripped hard, the bark grinding onto my delicate skin. I knew there was going to be some tears there but I did not care. It was better than being eaten or squeezed to death by a weird, over grown vines. I shrieked with pain as the another tendril of the vine began pulling on my legs.
Will, do something! I cried out. I saw him running towards me but another vine, as thick as a tree trunk, smacked him straight at the chest. I watched him fly a couple of yards nearer the bookshop. I cried out in pain. I could not hold on any longer. I gripped tighter, my arms and whole body aching and began to pray. I closed my eyes and started trading promises to whoever was listening. I even gave up all my books if only to survive.
I could feel hot tears scalding my cheeks as I struggled with my grip. One hand had already given up. I did not know how much longer I could hold on. Finally, I could no longer hold on to the roots and I felt myself being dragged towards the monstrous vine. I refused to look at it because I did not want to faint. Suddenly, I felt a pair of strong hands gripping my wrist.
|Camilla Belle||as Victoria|
|Tyler Blackburn||as William|
|Drew Roy||as Stefan|