I can't believe Gerard killed Pete. Holy shit. Frank thought as he ran back to the pack with Patrick. The other wolf was a mess, sniffling and sobbing loudly. Frank sighed and nudged Pat, telling him it would be okay. Pat nudged back weakly and Frank sighed.
"I'm really sorry about that." Frank muttered and Patrick nodded.
"Yeah. Me too. I just...I can't believe he's gone." Patrick whispered and Frank sighed.
"I know it'll be hard. But...if you need someone to talk to...Pussy-Pup is all ears." Frank muttered with a small grin and Patrick smiled half-heartedly.
"I'm sorry we called you that." Pat said and Frank shrugged.
"It's fine, Pat." Frank muttered when he suddenly heard a growl from behind him. Frank winced and turned around, his ears laying flat on his head and his tail going between his legs. He whimpered as Darren growled and bared his teeth harshly at Frank.
"I need to speak with you." He said in a dark tone and Frank nodded, following closely behind his alpha as Pat was guided away by other elders to talk about what had happened. Darren led Frank away from eavesdroppers and growled loudly.
"You said he wasn't a killer. You said you had a truce!" He barked and Frank cowered, whining softly.
"I said we had a truce. I never said it applied to anyone else!" Frank barked back and Darren growled.
"He's killed one of our own! You know that we can't let this go unnoticed, Frank!" Darren said and Frank nodded.
"Yeah. I know." Frank said. It wasn't as if he really cared about Gerard, right? Not...not like he felt anything for that stupid...stupid blood sucker...
Yeah...that's all he was...a stupid blood sucker. Frank nodded to himself and felt confident in his lack of feelings for Gerard until one of the Betas of the pack ran up to the two other wolves.
"We've caught the vampire, Darren. He was just south of our outer borders. Pathetic creature, really, hard to believe he killed Pete." She growled and Darren shot another glare toward Frank before running off with the Beta. Frank's eyes widened.
"No...Gerard!" Frank gasped, rushing after Darren, pushing past his alpha and running to where Gerard was being forced to his knees in front of the pack. Frank shook his head and ran forward, pushing past the guards and kneeling down in front of Gerard, seeing the blood all over his wings and torso. "Gerard." Frank whispered and saw Gerard look up at him apologetically.
"Frank...I...I didn't mean to...I...they just...they called me a wolf lover and...and I had to prove them wrong. I'm not a killer. I don't want to kill...I don't want to be your enemy." Gerard whispered and Frank nodded, placing his muzzle into Gerard's neck. The vampire sighed softly. "Frank. I killed your friend--"
"He wasn't my friend. He was part of my pack. Gerard, why?" Frank whispered and Gerard shook his head.
"They pushed me over the edge." Gerard muttered and Frank sighed softly. Frank could hear his pack silently staring at the pair.
"Frank. Step away from the blood-sucker." Darren growled and Frank shook his head.
"No. He didn't mean to. He's not a killer."
"You sound like you care about that...that thing." Another wolf on the council spat and Frank growled.
"We have a truce. You can't kill him." Frank argued and Darren growled.
"Fine. We'll do as the pup wishes. We won't kill the vampire. But we will lock him up. Take him to the cages." Darren ordered and the wolves nodded, lifting Gerard up and forcing him to the cages.
"Gerard! Gerard!" Frank howled, trying to chase after the vampire when Darren grabbed him by the scruff of his neck with his teeth. Darren dragged Frank to the council-room and locked the door, dropping Frank to the floor. "Gerard..." Frank muttered and Darren sighed.
"Look, pup, you can't expect the others to understand or be fascinated with this tuce like I am. They won't accept a vampire being this close to the pack for long."
"Can't you sway them?"
"No. I'm sorry Frank, he killed one of our own. He murdered a member of the pack. You know we can't simply forgive something like that." Darren growled and Frank whimpered. "I'm sorry, pup." Darren said, nuzzling Frank softly in a brotherly way. "There's nothing more I can do." Darren muttered and Frank nodded, ears perking up as he suddenly heard something akin to a screaming vampire...