“BRENDA” jaq screamed out flying through the ceiling window crashing into a desk of paperwork, exhausted, his wings folding into his back while he lay back on a pile of paper panting heavily. A woman with long blond hair moved her red glasses up with her index finger looking down to Jaq with a vindictive stare, her business outfit letting off a sense of seriousness and formality along with her black skirt and heals.
“Jaq.” Brenda slowly spun herself to directly face him.
“Yeah…?”Jaq gulped a worried look on his face.
Brenda kicked Jaq across the room, screaming as she did so, “Knock next time!”
Jaq slammed to the ground across the room from her standing up with a wobbly stature; his eyes spinning with his disorientation, Brenda kneeled in front of him, holding him still by placing her index finger on his head. “So, why are you here?” Jaq took a few seconds to bring himself back together before looking dead straight into Brenda’s eyes.
“Alex needs you.” Brenda blushed instantly standing straight, her words harsh and her eyes filled with determination.
“GET WOLF SQUAD SEVEN” she screamed marching out of the door and down the stairs no longer acknowledging Jaq.
“Phew! Now I can just lay back and relax…” Jaq said as he placed his arms behind him laying his head back and closing his eyes, a smile over his face. “So that’s why he chose her.”
Brenda continued her march looking from left to right as she trailed back and forth, the soldiers standing either side of her with assault rifles placed at their right held by the butt of the gun, knives in their breast holsters, and a pistol at their side, every soldier looked straight forward with their left hand saluting Brenda, their dark fur and pointed ears standing on end waiting for orders. “Squad Seven, our mission is to follow the track of Alex Eluvan and rescue him from the clutches of DECAY, a criminal organisation, a new one in fact, we don’t know enough about them to assess their ability or threat level, so be careful, our prime objective is the safe retrieval of Alex, is that understood?”
The wolfmen answered in unison “Yes mam!”
Brenda and her squad of wolfmen marched out of the building and piled into a heavily armoured van, a green and gray tint to it and a plasma cannon attached to its roof with a gap for military placement, Brenda grasped the steering wheel took a deep breath and started to drive towards Alex’s location. “Stay alive Alex, please.”
A snake slithered over Alex’s still body held in a coffin of stone, the robed man standing over him his black, burnt hand reaching for his face, his demented bony fingers cracking as he moved them “I’m running out.” The man held his arm back clutching it under his sleeve as he started to back away “I’ll have to finish this another time.” Turning his back to Alex he started to walk towards the long staircase.
Rumbling started to vibrate from where Alex lay, slowly but surely a white light started to rise to the sky, Alex’s body following close behind it. “No, the seal of Necrotis was a dormant abili-“ the light burst to the clouds vibrating now at a higher frequency Alex’s body shaking with it, his back starting to arch as he grew ears from his head, a tail from his lower spine, a small coating of fur growing over his skin as his clothes started to rip with the reforming of his body,the back of his jacket and shirt ripping open as from each side two golden half circles appeared hovering millimetres from his back, a blue and white aura inside the half circles, Alex opened his now black eyes, with an emotionless stare to the man with the snakes.
“Yo-“ Alex slammed his palm into the man’s stomach ripping him through three layers of brick wall before appearing behind him stopping him by standing still, a gush of air followed slamming the man into Alex’s chest to which Alex held the man by the hair looking deep into his eyes with his black, emotionless gaze. “You truly are the son of Necrotis, we’re sure to meet again, young cub” Alex growled slamming the man’s head into the ground but before contact was made the man disbursed into many black butterflies and made his escape, leaving an empty crater in the ground.
Alex looked around with grumbles and growls coming from his mouth, running on all fours Alex ran up the stairs reaching the exit in no time, a rush of air following behind him as he ran down the street, a large van blocked his way with a blond woman standing with her arms crossed, a aggravated look on her face.
“We came to help you and all I come here to find is a charcoal of a man running for his life away from you, are you kidding me Alex?” The man sat in the van handcuffed with a drooped head and closed eyes, his bones almost seeping through his black skin. Alex snarled, the claws at the ends of his fingers growing in size as his back arched more and his eyes started leaking blood, a howl screeching from his snout before he charged to Brenda slashing at her neck.
Brenda grabbed Alex’s wrist slamming his head into the ground holding his arm behind his back with such unimaginable force the ground started to crack under the sheer pressure. “Men, I’m only just able to hold him, fire the tranquilizers. Quickly.” Brenda’s arms started to shake as she struggled to hold Alex down as his form continued to change more and more into that of a wolf, snarls and growls breaching the hold, shot after shot pierced Alex’s skin with tranquilizers but still he started to break away from the hold, slowly pushing Brenda off of him.
“What the hell, that’s enough darts to take down a dragon!” One of the men yelled dropping his gun to help with the hold as the rest of them followed his lead all jumping onto Alex to hold him down but to no avail, Alex with little effort burst out from the bundle of body’s resting over him and with an outstretch of his arms sent out a shockwave of compressed magical essence, his eyes blood red, leaking a white fluid from the tear ducts, a look of pure monstrous ferocity in his eyes.
Brenda wiped blood from her bottom lip and walked to Alex, the air thickened around her as she tensed, her body turning her side to Alex, with a straight expression her palm inviting Alex to attack, and so he did, Alex dashed, jumping directly afterwards sending a straight punch down to Brenda who simply slapped his hand away catapulting him to the right crashing him into a building tumbling the brick layered walls to the ground.
“STOP!” A squeaky yet comforting voice charged through the air, Claire fluttered mid air between Brenda and Alex a green aura swirling around her and with the outstretch of her arms the aura became fixated on Alex who began to run through the street away from the aura jumping from walls and crushing cars, the aura swiftly followed dodging and weaving until it caught up with Alex wrapping itself around him holding him perfectly still as it slowly seeped into him causing his figure to slowly revert back to his normal self, his clothes torn and mind blank, he unconsciously lay in the street his back on the gravel road.
“Claire, what in god’s name was that?” questioned Brenda, gulping at the look of Alex, a blush over her face.
“It’s called Conscious revert; a magic that takes the victims mind back to where it was an hour ago, thus reverting Alex’s form, we’re not sure how it works like that with him but it’s our only hope to help him, so we use it.” Claire fell onto Brenda’s shoulder and fell straight asleep, the spell obviously over exerting her.
As Alex lay still; memories past rush through his mind, a montage of unseen, mixed Illusions.