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   Chapter 6 NO.6

She's A Natural By windxdancer97 Characters: 16635

Updated: 2018-02-01 00:39


First of all, I want to thank everyone who commented on my author's note, which as promised, I've deleted. For those of you who didn't read it, I haven't updated because I stressed out for exams, and then took off for Florida for 3 weeks with my best friend. But here's the update you've all been waiting for! Enjoy! :)

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I dozed for the rest of the train ride, which was quite stupid on my part. I never saw where the heck I was going. Getting back home would be next to impossible now. Then again, I didn't exactly have a "home" to go back to, so the situation was moot.

Anyways, I drifted in and out of consciousness, dancing along that fine line of awake and asleep. Sometimes I caught blurs of activity on the train. The rough shape of what might have been a robust woman. A blur of colors that could have been a child dressed in neon. They became trees beside the haunted lake and bright birds the next moment.

Someone shook my shoulder. I rattled out of my daze, instantly observing my surroundings. I was still in the train, but unlike before it was close to empty, only a few stray people lingering in the glamorous cart.

"We have arrived at your destination, my queen, " the woman murmured, bowing her head to me. She wore a smart black pantsuit with gold trimmings, her hair pulled back in a professional bun.

"Uh, thanks?" I replied, slinging my backpack on my shoulder. I gave her a weird look as she backed away with her head still lowered in respect. "I guess, " I muttered and clambered off loudly. The train released a loud whistle and huffed down the track, into a gloomy looking tunnel, out of sight.

I looked around the train station, stumped. It was just as sensational as the last one that Nikolai had taken me to, but I had no more of a clue where to go than I did when I walked out of the orphanage. Maybe another man would come up to me and give me directions? Hopefully he would be more smooth about it.

I glanced around, part of me hopefully and part of me dreading another encounter with a crazy. No one came rushing towards me.

I shrugged, hiked my backpack up my shoulder farther, and began walking. Did I have any idea where I was going? Nope. But anything was better than standing around like an idiot. At least this way I might find Killian so I could demand some answers out of him.

I followed the crowd of people out of the station, keeping my head high but my eyes downcast. I didn't need to draw any kind of attention to myself.

"Hey!" someone shouted. "My queen, please wait!"

Shit. Too late.

I groaned in annoyance, thinking about making a break for it but having enough sense to unwillingly slow my pace. I hope this guy had some good news.

Another man approached me, gazing at me in wonder. I stared back blankly, wanting to get on my way. I never was a very patient person.

"And you are?" I inquired once he was close enough to hear me, raising an eyebrow critically.

"Salvador, my queen, " he responded. I nodded in recognition. His Latino name matched his mocha skin, thick wavy black hair, and deep-set brown eyes. He was taller than me, but shorter than most men. What he lacked in height, though, he made up for in muscle. He was the kind of dude you backed slowly away from and ran for your life, praying he didn't have a gun stuffed down his pants if you met him in a dark alley.

I tapped my foot when he didn't say anything, continuing to stare into my eyes like a creep.

"Well?" I prompted, my voice coming out harsher than I'd intended it to, but it got the job done. He snapped to attention, scratching the back of his neck nervously.

"I'm sorry if I offended you, my queen. I was astounded by your eye color. It's quite remarkable."

I cleared my throat impatiently.

"I will escort you to my King, " he said quickly, reaching for my bag. I shifted it away from him.

"I got it, " I insisted tersely, nodding for him to lead the way.

He walked closely to me, just barely far enough away for me to not snap at him to keep his distance. I hated people bursting my personal space bubble. It's called breathing room, people. Look it up.

"So, my queen—"

"Can you not call me that?" I asked.

"What would you like me to call you?" Salvador furrowed his eyebrows, my request obviously taking him by surprise.

"My name is—" I hesitated. I couldn't trust these people just yet. "…Amber, " I finished lamely.

He nodded. "Very appropriate name."

"What does your name mean?" I asked, even though I really didn't care. I just wanted to divert his attention away from me.

"Savior, " he smiled. "I suppose I live up to it."

"How so?"

"It is my job, my duty to my King. I am a protector, a guard when need be. Like now."

"A guard? You're guarding me?" I asked in disbelief. So much for diverting his attention.

"Yes."

"From what?"

"My King has many enemies, " Salvador respon

still couldn't feel the need to correct them. Salvador was just as much of a freak as I was, wasn't he? I felt strangely comfortable sharing my secret with him, and I didn't even bother glancing at his reaction. I somehow knew he would accept me.

"Killian…he can tell you everything. Please, my queen, just meet him. I promise you won't regret it."

I shook my head. "No, I'll just get on the next train back."

"Amber…" he sighed. I peeked at him to see his head in his hands. When he lifted his head, he looked like he was about to cry. "It's not just the fact that you need us. We need you. A lot. Please, don't abandon us in our time of need."

I was confused. "Who are you talking about?"

Who was "us"? What time of need? How could I help them? I was nothing special?

Except… maybe I was. Maybe in this world, werewolves were accepted. Maybe Killian wasn't human either. How many of those people in the train station had been human? Not all of them, surely. Half? A handful? None? Would I somehow be accepted here? Would my powers be seen as something special? Was I special?

"Just come meet him, " Salvador begged again. "Please."

"Fine, " I finally conceded. "But I'm not making any promises that I'll stay."

"Just meet Killian, " he insisted again, leading me back towards the dirt pathway.

"Alright, how do we get to him?" I asked, putting my hands on my hips and looking around.

Salvador scratched the back of his neck, grinning sheepishly. I almost laughed out loud seeing this hulking, monstrous man look sheepish. All of his muscle contradicted with his childish smile and eyes that glanced up at my face under his lashes.

"Have you ever ridden a horse before?"

"No…?"

He grinned. "Then you're in for the time of your life. Hop on."

Before I asked what he meant, he transformed into his wolf. I hadn't realized that he didn't bother putting his clothes back on the entire time we were talking, and I blushed at the thought.

Then I looked into his waiting eyes and began shaking my head.

"Oh no!" I protested. "I am not riding on your back like a kid at the fair riding a pony. Nuh-uh."

Salvador huffed and rolled his eyes. He trotted behind me, shoved the back of my legs with his fat body, and somehow had enough time to catch me before my face hit the ground. So now I was hanging over his furry body, my arms and legs dangling on either side of him.

I could practically hear his question. Either you sit on me comfortably, or I'll carry you like this. What's it going to be?

I groaned in irritation and unwillingly swung my leg over, straddling his back like a normal person. You know, the normal people that ride werewolves on a regular basis.

"Just so you know, I'm angry at you for making me do this, " I grumbled, taking two handfuls of his black fur that matched his hair color. He made a sound between a bark and a growl before shooting off like a bullet.

I screamed and held on for dear life.

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I'm so happy that I can finally get to the fun part!

So, what did you guys think of Salvador? I hope you liked how he butted heads with "Amber" because I had a lot of fun writing about it!

The supernatural part has finally arrived!

Vote, comment, and follow! It's good to be back guys! <

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