You froze, keeping a wary gaze on the chimeras fanning out around you. Tracy bared her teeth and you growled, eyes flashing blue. You bared your teeth at the chimeras, backing up down the underground tunnel.
“There’s nowhere to run.” Theo said. “Don’t make us hurt you.”
You growled again, spinning on your heel and sprinting down the tunnel. The sound of thundering feet behind you made you speed up, the dark walls blurring around you. Spinning around, you slashed down with your claws, and Tracy screamed, a chunk of her tail falling to the floor.
You almost laughed as you continued your sprint down the tunnel, until all of a sudden your legs gave out. You swore as you collapsed in a heap on the ground, your limbs refusing to listen. The damn kanima had venom on her tail didn’t she?
Theo’s laugh echoed down the tunnel as he crouched down in front of you. “You know I didn’t want to have to do that.”
“Sure.” You rolled your eyes. “And I didn’t want to cut off Tracy’s tail. Oh wait, I did.”
The girl lunged forward, fangs bated, and Josh grabbed her around the waist. You smirked, even though you couldn’t move. “Do you want to kill me Tracy? Is that why you’re here?”
She snarled something in response.
You shifted your gaze to Theo. “Is that why you’re down here? To kill me.”
Theo shrugged. “Maybe. I’m not sure yet.”
“Oh come on you ass.” You snapped, growing angry. You wanted to feel the rush of heat through your body, the pressure on your fingertips as your claws ached to come out, but you felt none of it. “Just do it. Before I can move again. This time I won’t only scratch her tail.”
Theo sighed, sitting down beside you. You wanted to get away, but you were forced to lay there as he rested his arms on his knees and leaned forward to study you.
“Why you?” He asked quietly. “What is it about you that is so interesting?”
You rolled your eyes. “Seriously?”
He nodded. “Scott wants you, the dread doctors want you, the desert wolf wants you. Why?”
If you could have shrugged you would have. “How should I know? If you’re going to kill me, just do it, don’t talk me to death.”
Theo rolled his eyes. “I’m not going to kill you. Yet. First I want to–”
“Theo!” Cory appeared out of thin air, eyes wide, breathing heavily. “It’s coming!”
The cocky smirk was gone immediately, replaced by an alpha. “Josh, Cory, go find Hayden. Make sure she’s okay.” Both chimera’s nodded. Theo looked at Tracy. “You need to get out of here now. Bleeding like that, you’re drawing that thing right to us.” All three of them nodded, taking off down the tunnel.
Theo pushed himself to his feet, watching them disappear.
“It’s the beast, isn’t it?” You asked, heart pounding against your chest. Theo nodded, looking back down at you. “Then kill me!” You begged. You hated giving him this power over you, but you would rather this then let the oncoming monster tear you apart. “Theo please! Just do it! Before that thing gets here!”
“Theo!” Josh’s voice echoed down the tunnel. “Hurry!”
He looked down the hall, then back at you, looking torn.
“If you just leave me here to die I swear I’ll kill you Raeken.” You growled, your left pinkie twitching. “At least have the decency to kill me before it does. Please.”
An angry growl tore through the tunnels, and you allowed yourself one moment of panic. “Please Theo. I don’t want to be another body.”
“Theo!” Cory shouted.
Theo ran towards you, and you met his gaze. You were going to die with your eyes open damn it, not cowering.
“Come on.” Theo grabbed one of your limp arms and slung it over his shoulder, the other arm sliding under your legs. He lifted you up in one quick motion, turning and running down the hall I the next.
“What are you–?!” You cried, head slumping against his shoulder, much against your will.
“Saving your life.” Theo replied, still sprinting. “You can thank me later. Let’s just get out of here.”
A/N. I love writing imagines/drabbles for Theo! He can go either way and its so fun :) Please request and tell me what you think