Without You: Bloodstone (Part 14)
Genre: AU, bts!werewolf, fantasy, angst
Warnings: language, violence, suggestive content
Word Count: 3.3k
Summary: Werewolves, contrary to popular belief, are usually gentle creatures. Except for a very specific set of circumstances, they would never hurt a human (on purpose). The few unfortunate times when mistakes were made put a permanent dark mark on the beasts and people began labeling them as monsters. What the human population failed to recognize was the fact that they were protecting us from something much more sinister. Luckily, a few survived and the gene was passed down hereditarily until one day finding its way to me… in the form of my best friend.
Loyalty is often as blind as justice should be, as unstable as a lightning storm ought to be, and as misplaced as an opinion in the truth.
“Eun, stay here,” Munhee instructs, the intensity in her voice causing my skin to crawl. “You’ll be safer that way.”
“But noona,” Namjoon interjects. “Couldn’t we use this as training for her and Jungkook?”
Hoseok is the one who answers, “No, this one doesn’t smell right. It’s… different.”
He can smell it from here? But he’d said it was about a kilometer away. The thought is somewhat haunting, but I let it slip from my attention to focus on more pressing matters. A demon is heading into town. That’s what Jimin had said. When Namjoon had spoken of the “malicious spirits,” he’d mention the fact that the pack has dealt with them before. So why is everyone so tense?
“Exactly,” Munhee argues, the stress of a time constraint evident in her voice. “Jungkook will already be feral because of its presence. None of us need to be put in unnecessary danger when he does something stupid to protect Eun.”
Jungkook stiffens, protesting, “I wouldn’t do anything stupid-”
“Yes, you would,” Yoongi cuts him off, silencing the maknae with a glare.
“But this is a good learning opportunity,” Namjoon insists as he grabs one of the backpacks lined up near the door, obviously anxious to not be idle.
“I agree, we’ll all be there. And a demonstration would be beneficial,” Seokjin adds.
“We don’t have time for this,” Hoseok says, entire body rippling, ready to transform. My confusion and ignorance prevent me from feeling the panic that everyone else seems to be suffering. Hadn’t Namjoon been confident about their ability to handle the situation? Could it really be that bad? Maybe they were just nervous because they had a routine and Jungkook and I had interrupted their flow. Maybe Hoseok is overreacting? This line of thought also keeps my nose above the surface of “deep anxiety,” though I must acknowledge the nervousness nipping at the edges of my consciousness.
“We could take Eun along and leave her at a safe distance,” Taehyung offers. “Just so we can get going now.”
“And decide along the way,” Seokjin nods his approval.
“She’ll still be a distraction for Jungkook,” Yoongi retorts, casting another glare at Jungkook to shut down a complaint before it happens. “And who would watch her anyway?”
“This is too urgent for arguing, she stays,” Munhee says decisively. “We can’t-”
“This is stupid,” a new voice chimes in, causing everyone to turn in surprise and stare at Jimin. “She needs to see what happens and you know it. Stop babying Jungkook and more importantly stop babying Eun. They’re going. Both of them and I’ll take responsibility for her. It’s not like you guys care what happens to me anyway.”