[PLEASE DONT READ YET. JUST SAVING WHAT I HAVE SO FAR.]
Early the next morning, Richard was abruptly awoken by the sound of someone pounding on his door.
"Richard! It's me! I found the hideout of the gang who killed Cindy!"
Groggily, he walked over to the door and opened it, leaning against the door frame and yawning. "Ugghhh don't knock so loud.." The girl was still in her pink polka-dotted pajamas. He smirked. "Heh, nice polka-dots.."
"Oh shut up!" She pouted, blushing. "I was up all night doing research! I didn't have time to change! But I finally found out a ton of information!"
"Well, come in.." He told her, hissing slightly as the morning sun rays hit his face. He looked around one last time before shutting the door to make sure she wasn't followed. As she walked in, she punched his arm slightly and smirked as she told him, "Nice boxers.."
"It's not my fault I was in the middle of sleeping.." He said grumpily, going back into his room to put some pants on.
She flopped down on the couch and opened her laptop that she had carried with her and pulled up the files she had tracked down.
Richard, now in a pair of dark-colored denim blue jeans, sat down beside her and watched intently as she explained everything she found to him.
"Apparently, they aren't just any gang..They are a pack of venomous wolves lead by a man named Joshua Bane. He's their alpha." Shinko pulled up a photo of a man with crazy black hair and even crazier eyes. He had on a gray jacket with a plaid purple collar and cuffs, a ripped up white shirt underneath, a pair of black ripped up jeans, and a heavy, rusted chain around his neck.
"So that's the bastard that killed my Cindy..?" Richard scoffed. "Ugh.. He looks like something that crawled out of a dumpster.."
"Apparently, it isn't the first time he has done such a thing either.." Shinko pulled up some files and showed Richard. They were all long, detailed records of all the murders and other crimes Joshua had committed.
Richard cringed as he scrolled through all of them. "..Rape, theft, murder, drug dealing, prostitution, human and demon trafficking..Is there anything this guy hasn't done!?"
Shinko shook her head no. "It only gets more disgusting as you go.." She warned.
He cringed more. "..If I found out he did about four of those to Cindy, I'm gonna fuckin' neuter him...And that is a promise."
"He's a horrible person.." Shinko clenched her fists. "..I cant help but wonder what- or who- made him that way.." She said softly.
Richard looked at her. "What do you mean..?"
"No one is born evil.." She told him.
He scoffed. "Women, you are truly naive..."
She got a stern look in her eyes as she looked up into his. "It's true..We are all born innocents.. It is society and pain that corrupts us as we grow older.."
"Are you literally trying to convince me this bastard is innocent..?" Richard glared at her.
"Oh no- he's far past the point of return! He's batshit crazy!" Shinko exclaimed. "Was simply saying...For him to be that way now, he must have been through so much hell.."
"Well, it doesn't matter now because by the time I'm done with him, he will be begging for his life.." Richard growled. "Do you know where his location is..?"
Shinko typed up something on her laptop and pulled up a photo of a cave on the outskirts of the city. "This is his lair where he and his pack resides. I know where it is, too. I can even take you there right now if you want."
"Good." He threw on his black turtle neck and then threw Shinko over his shoulder. "Take me now."
She yelped in surprise and replied, "O-Okay then..!", as he ran across the city at maximum speed.
"You do know I don't have any weapons on me right..?" She asked.
"I thought you agreed this was my fight." He looked back at her.
"Yeah but the thought of going into the lair of a pack of venomous wolves unarmed is a...litttllee unsettling..." She said nervously.
"I only need you to direct me there. I don't need your help taking revenge."
"Alright.." She replied, still with a nervous expression on her face.
"..I wont let anything happen to you.." He sighed.
"Eh..?" She looked at him curiously.
"We have a truce, remember..? I figure the gig isn't up until I take you home..So until then- don't worry. But afterwards, it's fair game, got it?"
"Yes, I understand.." She blushed a little. "Thank you.."
"Don't get flattered, girl! It's not that I care about you or anything, I'm just a man of my word."
"Yeah, okay.." She smirked a little.
Soon, they came across a large cave where the pack lived. "Stay out here." He commanded, walking inside. Shinko sat in the grass and waited.
"Hey, Joshua Bane!" He shouted. "BANE! IF YOU'RE IN HERE, COME OUT! YOU TOOK SOMETHING PRECIOUS FROM ME A LONG TIME AGO- AND INTEND TO GET YOU BACK FOR IT!" He yelled, searching deeper into the lair. The deeper he went, the more the cave started to look like some sort of night club that branched off to a million rooms and gave it an ant-hole sort of feel. There was no sign of any of them.
Suddenly, there was a high-pitched scream from the outside followed by Shinko calling his name. "RICHAARRRDDD!!"
Richard dashed to her aid, and found Joshua Bane pinning the girl against the cave wall outside.
"I really need to stop coming unprepared.." She groaned.
"I second that.." Richard growled, pulling Joshua off of her and shoving him to the ground. "You..You took something from me- and now you're gonna pay.." His eyes burned with rage and hatred as he glared down at the hysteric wolf demon. "HAHAHAHA! Well well! If it isn't Richard Crimson!!"
"How do you know my name!?" Richard asked.
"Its hard not to! You've got quite a name for yourself around Vamp-Town!" The wolf cackled. "Plus.. It's hard to forget about you- and that little girlfriend of yours..." The most disgusting, evil grin spread across his lips. "Ooohh how she screamed as I tore her flesh to shreds with my bare hands.." He cackled.
Richard clenched his fist and lunged at Bane, punching him across the face. "You're gonna regret that you son of a bitch!!"
"Oh? Struck a nerve did I?" Bane smirked.
"I'm going to have you on your fucking knees begging for mercy.." Richard snarled. "By the time I'm through with you, you're gonna be wishing you were dead..."
"By all means, bring it on!" Bane laughed as venom seeped from his fangs and claws. He lunged back at Richard and slashed at him.
Richard leaned to the side and dodged him, grabbing his left arm and tearing it off. There was no scream of pain from the wolf demon, just psychotic laughter.
"Crazy bastard.." Richard mumbled. "You're going to be in pieces when this is all over!"
"OH REALLY!!?" Bane cackled, grabbing the stub of his arm and growling slightly. Within a few minutes, it grew back.
"Shit! No one told me they could regenerate!" Shinko exclaimed.
"That would have been nice to know!" Richard told her.
"My bad?" She laughed nervously.
Within a split second, she found Bane looming over her once more. "Sooo Crimson..What is this girl to you anyway..?" He quickly snaked his arms around her waist and held her securely. She gasped in surprise and wiggled in attempt to break free, but his might was greater than she could have ever imagined.
"I'm nothing.." Shinko told him, "We've just met.."
"Really? So he wont mind if I do this...?" Bane asked, snaking his hand up her shirt and dragging his claws down her abdomen in one quick swipe.
She winced in pain and bit down on her lip, refusing to give him the satisfaction of a scream.
"Keep your filthy hands off her!" Richard growled. "I.. I have promised to protect this girl.. So if you dare cause her any further harm- you're just gonna end up in a bigger mess with me than you were in the first place!" He warned.
"We'll just see about that.." Bane smirked, whistling for his pack. Soon, Richard and Shinko were surrounded by an entire flock of poison-oozing wolves. "Kuso.." Shinko cursed. "Mark my words.. I will be back for you." Richard glared at the wolf demon with hate-filled eyes and bent down and picked up the human girl bridal style, leaping into the air as they escaped.
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