Chapter Two - Heartbreaking Past
Ok, the votes are all in, and I don't usually do this, but I'm going to combine all of the choices. The ones that got the most votes are A, B, and D while C got only 3 votes. This was my best story so far, and I love the idea I had for the story. So, without waiting, here is the next chapter to A Lonely Omega.
This past hour had been a lot for me.
First, I fell into a mudslide and was rescued by a very shy Omega.
He fed me, and even cleaned my fur for me.
When I offered him the chance to join my pack, he refused because he was afraid of rejection, then I thought of something, that if my dad rejects Humphrey, I'll go with him and stay by his side.
He really needs someone there for him, no one should have to be by themselves.
It took us a few minutes to finish the deer he got me, and for the first time ever, I saw his face, and boy, he was sure a cutie.
Even though his face was sad and he kept it down, I couldn't help but admire it, and I felt warm inside just looking at him.
I did see a bit of it in the shadows, but it was not clear like it was now.
"Humphrey, you're not ugly, you're very cute," I said, blushing by what I said, but he needed to hear it.
Humphrey perked up when I said that, "What? You don't think I'm ugly?"
"Of course you're not ugly Humphrey, the wolves that said that must be the ones that are ugly... you're adorable and I just want to kiss the cute face of yours," I said, blushing even more by what I said, then I shouted at myself in my head, 'Stupid Kate, shut your damn mouth or you'll chase him away... he's been through a lot and doesn't need..."
I was cut out of my thoughts when Humphrey spoke, "Thank you Kate, it means a lot to me that you think that... it makes me feel so much better about myself..."
He gave me a smile which melted my heart, but then it disappeared and turned into a frown.
I felt bad for him, so I started walking towards him when I tripped over a rock and landed on top of him, my muzzle pressed against his.
Humphrey's eyes widened as I quickly pulled myself off of him, blushing big time.
"Sorry, I just tripped," I said, shyly.
"It's ok, come on, there should be a train we can catch," Humphrey said, as he started walking with his head low to the ground.
I followed him and kept my eyes on him, worried that he was going to do something drastic.
Many wolves that are depressed usually do something drastic like commit suicide or anything to get themselves hurt..
We got to the train tracks and sat down, waiting for a train to come by.
Humphrey started telling me that a Train always comes by every hour or so, he also told me that some wolves claimed that this train goes by Jasper Park.
We were interrupted when a group of wolves started laughing across the track.
"Hey hey, if it isn't our pathetic weak Omega, still breathing!" One of the wolves said, as the rest of the wolves broke out laughing.
"And he's with an Alpha, a very beautiful Alpha... hey baby, why don't you come with us, we'll treat you right.." One of the wolves said, winking at me.
The wolf that spoke first smack the one that flirted with me, "Shut up Nigel, she should be with me not you, stupid asshole..."
Nigel glared at him, "Oh really, you think you're that special, Miles..."
Miles smacked him again, "Shut your mouth Nigel, or I'll beat you to death."
"So, hot stuff, come with me... and I'll show you what it's like to be treated like a queen..." Miles said, flashing his eyes at me.
I was disgusted, these wolves were jerks to Humphrey, "No way, I'm staying with Humphrey, so leave now before I hurt you."
Nigel got angry, "Leave that bozo, he was a disgrace to his parent, and the reason they died, they did it to get away from him... No one wants him!"
This sent Humphrey away crying, making me crying.
I glared at the wolves and saw Miles walking towards me, smiling.
"Come on hot stuff, just stare into my eyes, you'll love me like all the other females... just leave that ugly Omega, come with me and be loved," Mile said, in a soft tone.
He looked like he was trying to hypnotize me, so I pretended to fall for it so I could get closer.
Once I was close to Miles, I punched him hard in the face and ran after Humphrey.
Miles rubbed his face and walked back to his group, where Nigel and all the other wolves laughed at him.
"Wow, that just proves that you can't hypnotize, or she would have fallen for it?" Nigel said, laughing.
"Shut your mouth now! I don't need her, she's just a stupid bitch for choosing that Omega!" Miles said, as he walked into the forest.
I followed Humphrey's scent and found him with his head in a pond, trying to kill himself.
"No!" I said, rushing to his side and pulling his head out of the water, relieved to see him gasping for air.
"What the hell are you doing, why would you kill yourself!" I said, staring at him, his eyes were red from all the crying he did.
Humphrey just held onto me, "You don't understand, I'm all alone out here, no one really wants me anyway and what if they were right, maybe I was just a mistake!"
I held him tighter in my arms, "Humphrey... don't you dare believe those lowlifes, they are going through bad times and wanted to bring everyone down with them. Don't let them bring you down... you're a strong lovable wolf, and you're not alone, I'm here for you."
The feeling I felt earlier, came back and it felt stronger, like I was falling for Humphrey, but how can I fall for him, he is an Omega and I'm an Alpha.
We both heard the train and started running to it, hoping to catch it.
Once we got to the tracks, there was a open cart.
I jumped and landed right into the open cart, Humphrey was having a hard time catching up.
He jumped and almost missed it but I grabbed him and pulled him in, as we fell backwards with Humphrey on top of me.
I smiled and pulled him closer to me, feeling really comfortable.
It wasn't long till Humphrey pulled away, blushing.
"Sorry, I don't what came over me," I said, winking at him.
He nodded and walked to the opposite end of the cart, sitting by the other open door and looking out.
After a minute of staring out, he laid down, and closed his eyes, shedding a tear from his eyes.
I frowned when I saw this, so I joined him and laid next to him, as I stared at him.
What he was thinking, was something I wanted to know, so I figure it was time to ask?
"Humphrey, what was your past like, you know, when your parents were around?" I asked, as Humphrey opened his eyes, more tears came out.
I saw this and knew I pushed my boundary, "Sorry, just wanted..."
Humphrey cut me off, "It's ok, it's time someone else heard the story... you see, my life has been in the dumps since all this happened, I was once a happy wolf."
No one's POV
Peter laid beside his mate Sarah as she held a young grey male pup in her arms.
"What should we name him?" Sarah asked, looking at the sleeping pup.
Peter looked at his son and thought of the perfect name for him.
"Humphrey..." Peter said, as he stroked his son's head.
"That's perfect Peter, our little Humphrey," Sarah said, nuzzling her son.
Humphrey snuggled closely to Sarah, making both her and Peter watch their son sleep.
It was a beautiful scene for anyone.
A week passed and Humphrey was already learning how to walk around the den, Peter was out getting breakfast while Sarah stayed with Humphrey.
"Come here Humphrey, come to mommy," Sarah said, picking Humphrey up and kissing his whole face.
"Momma," Humphrey said, in a soft tone.
Sarah, nuzzled Humphrey and started tickling him, making him laugh.
"Momma... stop," Humphrey said laughing as Sarah continued to tickle him.
Then Peter came in with some fruit for Humphrey and a fresh deer for him and Sarah.
Peter saw Humphrey perk up and immediately dropped the caribou and fruit, knowing he was going to be pounced on by Humphrey.
"Daddy!" Humphrey said, running up to Peter and pouncing on him, just like Peter knew.
"Hey son, how's my little boy doing!" Peter said, grabbing Humphrey and nuzzled him.
They all ate the breakfast and Peter played around with Humphrey while Sarah rested.
This was one of Humphrey's first memories of his dad.
The next month was the same, Peter and Sarah teaching Humphrey how to walk and talk, and ended with them playing with him.
They were loving parents to Humphrey and they were the closest.
Things took a change for the worse when the REBEL pack came and captured many wolves.
When they came for his family, Peter attacked them and killed some of their wolves.
Both Sarah and Humphrey watched in horror when Peter was decapitated by their leader, Sam.
Sarah saw that Sam and his surviving wolves were now walking towards them, her motherly instinct took over and she charged at them, killing the rest of the REBEL wolves, leaving only her and Sam.
Sam saw Humphrey and charged at him, only to be pounced on by Sarah who ripped into his neck, but he threw her off and bit into her legs, as blood came pouring out onto the ground.
She kicked Sam in the face and told Humphrey to hide until she comes for him.
He did that and ran into a small hole in the den, that he used to hide.
Sarah returned her attention to Sam and began to fight him again.
"You will not go near my son!" Sarah said as she bit off Sam's tail.
He screamed as he dug his claws into her chest, then went for her throat.
But Sarah countered his attack and ripped out his throat.
She didn't realize that she was all cut up and losing blood fast.
Everything was quiet and all she saw was the dead bodies of the pack, as well as the dead bodies of the REBEL wolves.
She limped to where Humphrey was and called out to him, but she fell down, as she felt her life draining from her.
"Humphrey... come out... it's... safe..." Sarah said, trying to stay alive.
Humphrey did and saw all the bodies, including those he made friends with.
He saw his mother and ran to her side.
"Momma... everyone is gone, aren't they?" Humphrey said, as it started to rain.
"Yes sweetheart... I'm also going to go, too, but know this, me and your father will always be with you," Sarah said, softly, struggling to stay alive.
"Momma, if you go, who will take care of me, please don't leave me!" Humphrey said, crying.
Sarah gave Humphrey a smile, "I know sweetheart, I don't want to leave you either, but it looks like fate has different plans for us... just know deep down that me and your father love you dearly," Sarah said.
She felt like it was coming, so she had to tell him where to go, "Humphrey, go up north... there is... a pack that can... take care of you... tell them about us... and they will accept you in... it's up in J... J... Ja..."
Her breathing finally stopped and her eyes were closed.
"Momma... momma..." Humphrey said, nudging his mother, but she wouldn't wake up.
His eyes started watering and he curled up next to his mother and cried into her fur.
He sat there, crying into his mother's fur, as the rain came down harder than it was before.
Humphrey's fur was completely soaked when he got up, giving his mother one last look.
He gently kissed her forehead and then did it to his father's head.
It was the most saddest scene anyone could see, as Humphrey said his farewell to the home he was born in.
Once Humphrey reached the border lines, he took one last look at his home and then began his search for a new home.
It took him a week to come across a pack and that was when his long line of rejection started.
They rejected him for being too ugly for the pack, then another week passed an another pack rejected him for being too much of a whiney baby due to his parents' deaths.
The third pack he came across accepted him into the pack, but they framed him for raping the leader's daughter and was immediately banished.
The next pack just mocked me, and the leader, was a black wolf named Miles (The wolf from earlier) was a complete jerk and rejected me for being a weak wolf and for being ugly.
Miles also surrounded himself with a lot of females and was said that they would instantly fall in love with just by looking into his eyes.
After being rejected by 10 packs, I gave up on searching for a home and lived near a ravine in the middle of nowhere.
"I was there for a year until I saved your life. At times, I still hear my mother's voice in my head, telling me to keep going but now, I'm broken, too broken to go on," I said.
Kate looked at me, with tears in her eyes, "I'm so sorry about that, Humphrey. No one should have to go through that."
"Thanks Kate... even with you here, I just feel so alone, and I wonder if I'm going to die alone," I said, crying heavily.
Kate pulled me into a hug, and licked the tears off my face, "Shh... don't cry, I'm here... and you're not going to die alone, you'll be with someone who will love you with all of their heart."
Kate then looked into Humphrey's eyes and saw what life would be like if she was with Humphrey.
She enjoyed what she saw, her living happily with three beautiful pups and Humphrey being loving and protective of her.
Kate snapped out of her trance and saw me looking out at the full moon.
The light reflecting off of my eyes.
I started singing my mother's song, tears coming down my face like a waterfall.
If We Hold On Together by Diana Ross
Humphrey - Don't lose your way
With each passing day
You've come so far
Don't throw it away
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope and glory
Hold to the truth in your heart
Kate joined in, her soft angelic voice gave the song more meaning.
Kate and Humphrey - If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I
Then a memory of my mother came to me, my very first memory of my mother
I laid in my mother's arms as she sang to me for the fourth time this week.
Sarah - Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
I had my eyes closed as I listened to my mother sing.
Sarah - Words are swaying
Somebody is praying
Please let us come home to stay
If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I
End of Flashback
I smiled at the memory and was brought back by Kate's voice, sending shivers down my spine.
Kate - When we are out there in the dark
We'll dream about the sun
In the dark we'll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone
Kate then pressed her fur against mine, her eyes reflecting the moon beautifully
Kate - If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and I
The song ended with me and Kate staring into each other's eyes.
"You know the song?" I asked Kate as she smiled.
"Yes, my mother sang me this song when I was a pup... she said she learned it from her best friend, Sarah, who was found dead a while ago," Kate said.
"What? Sarah... did she say what she looked liked?" I asked, wondering if she knew my mother.
"She said she had silver fur with grey streaks, and icy blue eyes, just like yours," Kate said, as I broke down crying again.
Kate was confused when I looked up at her and spoke in a trembling voice, "The wolf your mother was talking about was my mother."
No One's POV
After hearing this, she then knew her mother knew his mother and seeing Humphrey in a depressed way, made her embrace him and try to comfort him.
She didn't know how to fix this, and if her pack would accept him.
Then a look of hope formed on her face, that since Humphrey is Sarah's son, then Eve would welcome him into the pack with open arms.
Humphrey then stopped crying and fell asleep in my arms.
I gently placed him on the floor and cuddled next to him, keeping him warm.
My mind was in a war right now, one of the thoughts was whether or not I liked Humphrey.
She really felt sorry for him, and the thought of losing family was a terrible thing.
As much as she loved her life, she knew that if she went through what he went through, she would be just as lost as he was.
There was nothing more devastating than losing your whole pack and family all in one depressing night.
There was a gentle breeze tonight, and Kate enjoyed it since it blew through her fur, soothing her.
She had met many wolves in her life, but none of them meant as much to her as Humphrey.
Kate looked back at when they first met, remembering how scared Humphrey was when she approached him.
This journey made them friends, and she saw in Humphrey's eyes that he trusted her, more than he did of those nasty packs that rejected him.
Kate quietly laid there, thinking, and then she realized that Humphrey was the one for her.
That explained why she felt really warm when he was on top of her.
The only way to know for sure is if they howl together, but they were singing together and their voices mixed into a beautiful duet.
It was unlike any tone she had heard before.
After a minute of thinking, Kate smiled, and snuggled closer to Humphrey, happy to know he was the one for her.
"I bet he's an amazing howler..." Kate said, as she buried her head into his neck.
She then fell asleep, thinking about her life with Humphrey, smiling at the romantic images of her cuddling with Humphrey, a happy smile plastered on his face.
His smile is what she wants to see more, and since she first saw it this morning, her heart melted by the sight.
If only he would smile more, but she will not give up on him, and her plan was to prove to him that she is meant for him and her love for him is true.
We just united the packs under the marriage of Lilly and Garth.
Lilly was hugging me and Eve while Garth was having a father to son talk with Tony.
Both had tears in their eyes as they embraced each other.
"Son, I'm glad you told us about liking Lilly, otherwise, we would have forced you to marry Kate," Tony said.
"I know, but I was afraid to say it because of the pack law?" Garth said, breaking the hug.
"Screw the pack law, it shouldn't say who to love, it should come from the heart, how do you think I got your mother," Tony said, winking at Garth.
Garth knew his mother Alice was an Omega who fell head over paws in love with Tony.
They were the most recent Alpha and Omega marriages and now, Garth's marriage with Lilly was now the second and there were now more to come.
I imagined that Kate with us, that she never disappeared, but the only question remains, is she ok and where is she?
Me and Eve haven't slept well since and we got more worried about her since she first disappeared.
Eve hasn't been herself since she found out about her best friend's death.
Her mate and all of her pack was slaughtered, and there was no sign of the pup they had together.
Eve even cried a bit, worried about her daughter, but also the pup Peter and Sarah had, who would hurt a pup, especially one that was learning to walk.
If the pup is alive, he or she would be grown up, and Eve wanted to take care of him/her, since she considered Sarah a part of her family.
But at the moment, Eve was more worried about Kate, and hope to see her again.
At least they united the packs under a different marriage, that was strong with love and not forced.
Eve decided to take a walk but she wasn't just walking, she was going down the place she used to hang out with Sarah.
She even heard Sarah's soft voice, telling her that she can't catch up and that she's too fast for her.
She looked around and saw the den they usually stayed at, and just like that, she saw one of her memories play out like a movie.
Me and Sarah laid next to each other and spoke about what we want out of life.
I told her that I want to be with Winston and have a family, maybe lead the pack with him.
Sarah told me that she wants a family and someone to love for the rest of her life.
She even told me that if she has a son, she wanted him to be named Humphrey, which meant peace.
I told her that I always adored the name Kate, and if I had a daughter, she would be named Kate.
Then Peter came crashing down with Winston on top of him, "I told you I can pounce you Peter, I am next in line to be pack leader."
"Shut up Winston, I am a good Alpha too, you know," Peter said, as Winston got off him and helped him up.
When Peter saw Sarah, he smiled at her and Sarah blushed.
End of Flashback
Those were the best days, everything was so peaceful and love was in the air.
Sarah married Peter and they left the pack to spread our kind somewhere in the south.
I married Winston and we both had two daughters named Lilly and Kate.
We heard that Sarah and Peter had a pup but we're not sure if it was a male or female.
If it was a male, he would be named Humphrey as Sarah wanted, but if it was a female, who know what name she would have.
Then I heard something I've been wanting to hear, someone was shouting, "Kate's back!"
A:N/: How was it?