Wolfe Chapter 1: Here, Kitty Kitty
Welcome, this is Wolfe :D. I've created this world purely from scratch and I hope you like it. The inspiration for this comes from too many things to count, but a few of them are: Naruto, Bleach (sorta') and Pokemon. Enjoy!
“Hey! What are you doing?! It’s late, and dinner’s almost ready!”
“I know, sis…shhh…just give me a minute.” Zane replied in a hushed tone.
He was focusing on a kitten who had taken interest in him for some reason. Bria was always such a pain and had nearly scared it off with her yelling. It finally settled down a little and looked back at the young man holding his hands out calmly.
“You aren’t going to be able to do it ya’ know; just give up and come inside.” She told him in her usual smug tone.
Zane ignored it, it was typical and he had learned to block it out years ago. He just kept focusing on the cat which sat there looking at him indignantly. After a few moments he closed his eyes, took a deep breath, then began moving one hand closer to the animal. The other hand he wrapped around his arm the way younger trainers were taught to.
“This is stupid; just give it up already…” Bria reached out and was about to grab that same arm to pull him back to the house.
Before the girl could finish flapping her arrogant lips, Zane placed his hand on the kitten’s front leg. Suddenly there was an explosion of power, the cat’s paw doubled in size, then its shoulder right above his hand followed suit. A heartbeat later the entire leg was three times what it should normally be. The rest of its body began to transform as well, but not as rapidly.
The creature looked at Zane then let out a miniature growl which turned into a violent roar as it continued to grow larger. Its fur seemed to be absorbed in its skin as the muscles bulged and veins were pushed outward. The hairless cat went from a pinkish color to a dark grey; every inch of its body was pulsing with unimaginable strength. The one arm continued to grow larger ahead of everything else, causing it to be somewhat lopsided.
Zane had stumbled backward in shock; this is what he wanted, but never expected it to just simply happen like this. Bria stood in awe after retreating slightly herself; she never imagined her stupid brother would pull off such a transformation; it was her duty as his older sister to always be first at everything.
What was once a small kitten had now become a fearsome beast; its claws dug into the log it was griping, then snapped it into pieces that splintered off in a shower. The two siblings received several cuts, but that was no concern. This monster was out of control. It took a swipe at Bria then snapped at her brother.
“You’re supposed to have it under control, you idiot!” She yelled at him.
“I don’t know what’s wrong!”
“Well do something, don’t just stand there looking stupid!”
“Shut up, will you?!” He replied, their rivalry never ceasing even in a crisis.
Zane’s red hair flew back as the beast let out an ear-splitting roar. He managed to touch it one more time in an attempt to control the situation. Placing his trembling hand on its snout he tried forcing his will into the monster. Obviously it wasn’t working, it felt his fear and resisted. Just then their parents came running out of the house with all this commotion.
“What’s going on?!” Shouted Sam Wolfe, but his question was answered for him when he saw the creature. “Get back, boy!” He ordered as the fiend whipped its head threateningly toward him.
Thinking fast to save his children, the man reached down in mid stride to rip an axe from its stump. He hurled it through the air, lodging it into the shoulder of the overgrown cat. Even though this monster was now twice the size of a man and still growing, such a sharp amount of pain was enough to startle it. A flailing paw swung at Zane; giant claws taring across his body. The teen was knocked down, which immediately induced panic from his mother.
“Honey!” She screamed.
Bria had enough sense to retreat from the area entirely, but when she saw her brother fall it was only fear that kept her from running back out to him. She looked over to see mother being motioned to stay back.
“He’s fine! Let’s worry more about this thing, we can’t let it…” He was cut off when the beast let out another thunderous outcry.
The whole town was awake now, not to mention the neighboring family. The Wolfe had lived in this place for hundreds of years, and had occasionally caused disturbances before, but this was by far the most dangerous in recent history. However, the town was theirs to protect as well, there was a reason it was named Wolfegate after all.
The town itself lay below in a valley, while the Wolfe family lived in a more forested area overlooking it. Two great rivers which spilled into waterfalls framed the Eastern end of the valley, cutting the village in three parts which were spanned by bridges before dumping into the ocean on the Western side. There were only two ways in or out of the town, and with a rampaging beast thrashing about it was critical to keep it from charging into the dell.
Bells began ringing as an alarm; the warriors of Wolfe were rushing to and fro; noise had filled the night air completely. All the sounds were distracting the monstrous cat as it whipped its head left and right in confusion. Zane brought himself to his feet, the pain was worse than the actual cuts but that was no excuse to not help clean up his own mess.
At first it seemed like everyone was dashing about wildly. Zane finally managed to distance himself from the creature, but accidently backed into someone as a shoulder slammed against his.
“Watch what you’re doing, kid!” The man snapped; it was none other than Mathias, a sort of rival to his father Sam. “I swear, if you were my son…” He just looked at Zane who averted his gaze, then figured he’d save his breath on the matter.
Bria ran to her brother “Are you okay?!” There seemed to actually be some genuine concern in her voice for once.
“I’m fine, but we need to do something…”
“We?...We?! You got us into this, dumbass!” She announced, cutting him off.
In every direction a member of the Wolfe family was scurrying about. It seemed like pure chaos from their standpoint. Several torches were heading up the winding road which led to the cliff top. Obviously they were town guards that were dispatched to see what’s going on up there.
The two teens watched in horror as the beast continued to grow, its back nearly as tall as a house now. The leg that he initially touched and his father hit with an axe was still the largest one; in fact it was nearly twice the size of one of the other three and slightly longer. Not only had he failed to maintain control of it, but the transformation itself wasn’t any good. He finally stopped staring in disbelief at this total disaster when Bria grabbed his arm.
“Come on, stupid, let them handle it, let’s get out of here!”
“No! I don’t know what I can do, but I’m not running away!” He growled at her.
She hadn’t seen him act like that before, but this was something he cared about deeply. Neither one of them could pull off a mutation or even enhance an aspect till now, but he had always put a lot more effort into it than she did. To finally do it only for it to be a calamity was certainly something her brother would take too personally.
“Fine, do what you want, who cares!” She barked back then removed herself from the scene; though she couldn’t help but stay nearby to watch.
The cat’s tail whipped into the side of a home; it was just a random movement, but enough to smash the wall in. Of course, houses in Wolfegate were renowned for their sturdiness, especially those of the Wolfe family, for obvious reasons. Controlling great beasts doesn’t always go as planned. The fact that this cat had the strength to damage the house with just its tail was troublesome indeed.
Right when it seemed like no one was organized, Zane saw two men standing on the other side of the creature with their backs to the town below. Both had two dogs on either side of them, protecting the town was the number one priority. Both men simultaneously reached down and touched them, then stepped back. Within moments all four were three times their normal size and still growing. The mutation was fast and flawless, unlike Zane’s pathetic attempt.
Muscles bulged on the dogs; their fangs became more like daggers, giant nails that dug into the ground. These creatures were magnificent. Once their transformation was complete, each looked nearly identical, despite having different trainers. Zane figured the two men must have been the twins Jimi and Jama, they were always so skilled.
Right when the overgrown kitten was about to start batting at the ants running around its feet, two of the dogs latched on to its backside with their teeth. The beast hollered in pain then swung around to fight whatever it was that caused it. Its hind legs dug in to stop the quick spin; both dogs were flung off like they were nothing. This cat was far larger than most people had even seen before, and even as fearsome and skilled as these hounds were, they were obviously no match for this monstrosity.
Instead of scaring it off and chasing it into the surrounding forest, the beast was now facing the town and growling at its attackers in anger, ready to charge. The twins didn’t expect this; the plan was for everyone else to distract it while they got in position and the attack was supposed to just scare it off after confusing it. It was still just a cat, it didn’t have any training, nor could it have much more intelligence with the mutation. For some reason it felt the need to defend itself instead of run off.
The twins stood their ground, with two canines ready to fight and the other two picking themselves up, there was no way this thing would get past. It might have been big, but it was still mortal. The others were finally in place, and some had even started transforming their beasts as well. Zane looked around and realized that the chaos was actually order; everyone knew what to do from the start; and without even consulting had arranged in a perfect formation to combat this threat. Some were on rooftops and the rest on the ground.
It still wasn’t enough though, the cat had locked on to its target and wasn’t about to be distracted. Jimi and Jama jumped out of the way as the monster charged forward into the two dogs. It was now on the attack, defense was no longer in play. Both hounds bit deeply into its arms, trying to hold it back, but they didn’t have a chance. The animal overshot, not realizing its strength or even understanding what was happening to it. All three creatures plunged off the edge, diving down towards the guards who were only halfway up the slope.
Everyone’s fear had been realized, it was heading straight for the town now; the only hope was that the mutation would reverse itself sooner rather than later...