Riddles of the Phoenixes series

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Riddles of the Phoenixes series

Through the eyes of the Dark phoenixes.

Chapter twenty seven: Never split up

They split up(Cyra very reluctantly.). Jack ran through the forest, dodging trees. It was very clear who the werewolf was going to follow. The slower person who it could attack. Jack. If only he had a sword….wait no, then he might accidentally kill Cyrus. Then again…a world without Cyrus didn’t seem so bad. Jack shook his head. No he couldn’t kill Cyrus, Cyra would kill Jack if he did!

Jack could hear the fenrir werewolf breathing heavily, sniffing all the way and growling. It was getting closer. Jack urged himself to run faster. A howl sounded from it from nearby. It was getting closer. Jack suddenly tripped on a lumpy tree root sticking out of the ground. He went flying and hit the ground with a thud. “Ow!” He cried.

The fenrir werewolf was suddenly on top of him, it’s claws digging into his chest, saliva dripping from its tongue. It’s teeth were red with blood. Obviously it had eaten something on the way over. It licked its bloody lips hungrily.

Jack accidentally hit his head on a rock behind him and his vision went blurry for a second. *FLASH!* His vision flashed and he saw a woman’s face. She had long glossy red hair and milky white eyes. Eyes that were blank, no expression could be seen behind them. Jack blinked and she was gone. Unfortunately the werewolf was not.

It opened its jaws and raised its head to bite down. Captain Swan’s old word of disappointment echoed through his head. “Pathetic!” He had said. “Do better!” Out of pure instinct Jack brought his knees up and kicked the fenrir werewolf of him.

It went flying and hit a large tree, with a long whine. It stumbled away from the tree and let out and long mournful, embarrassed howl and then stumbled off into the high grass. A gush of wind flew up and Cyra sped up in front of him. “Jack!” She cried when she saw him on the ground.

“Are you okay?!” Cyra exclaimed. Jack stood up and nodded, rubbing the back of his head. “Yeah. I’m fine. I just ran away from a werewolf, hit my head, got almost killed by the werewolf but other than that I’m perfectly fine.” Jack said, grinning. Cyra laughed and took his hand. “Let’s not split up next time. That could have ended badly. Where is Cyrus?” She asked.

Jack shrugged. “After I kicked him off me he went that way.” Jack pointed toward the high grass. Cyra sighed with relief. “Great! If he wandered off then that means he will probably turn back normal soon. Fenrir werewolves never stop hunting their prey unless they are turning back human. It wasn’t a full full moon so it wouldn’t last as long anyways. ” Cyra said.

Sure enough a few minutes later Cyrus came up, rubbing his bruised face and looking confused. “Are you okay?” Cyra asked. Cyrus nodded slowly. He glanced at Jack. “Sorry if I was a little violent. When it gets around full moon I don’t have that much self restraint.” Cyrus apologized.

Jack swallowed. “That’s okay Cedric.” Jack said. Cyra cocked her head at Jack. “Um Jack? His name is Cyrus not Cedric.” She reminded him. Jack grinned sheepishly. “Sorry about that. I forgot. I have a problem remembering names of…certain individuals.” Jack said.

“We should probably go back to the castle.” Cyrus said. His face was slightly black and blue hitting the tree, his normally slicked back hair was sticking up in places, and his black clothes had dirt and grass stains on it. “So your medallion power is to do what? Turn you into a werewolf?” Jack asked Cyrus. Cyrus shuddered.

“Unfortunately…no. Otherwise I would have thrown it away a long time ago. My medallion was specifically designed to warn me when I’m about to…transform.” Cyrus said simply. “We usually run around while he chases us as a werewolf until he turns back normal.” Cyra said.

“It’s a very dangerous job. Usually I do it because I’m the fastest. William occasionally does it but he’s almost gotten himself killed several times.” Cyra said. “Oh.” Jack said. They headed inside the castle for dinner where Nora and William were waiting.

Next chapter coming soon! I hope y’all are enjoying!


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