WARNING: THIS SHORT STORY ENDS IN A CLIFF HANGER.
Darkness was approaching as me and my brother searched for our campsite. We were lost, without food or supplies we would die. “What are we going to do Jake?” my helpless young brother asked me. “I don’t know; let’s just keep moving for right now.” I answered trying to hide the fear in my voice. I had to be strong for Aiden; he was just as scared as I was. We found a place to sleep until morning until we could at least see the trail better. “Do you think we’ll end up finding it tomorrow?” Aiden asked. “I don’t know, I hope so” I said quickly “lets just get some sleep ok?”He nodded and put his head down on the soft sweet smelling grass. I watched him as he fell asleep, and then closed my own eyes, sleeping peacefully.
I woke up with a loud scream, I stood up and found my brother in the mouth of a giant wolf. The wolf’s eyes were dark black, I couldn’t even see his pupils. His fur was midnight black with a small patch of white on the underside of its stomach. The wolf haled my brother up in the air by his waist, my brother was cut up and bleeding. I grabbed a large branch from behind me and hit the wolf over the head with it. The wolf whined, it had a big gash on the side of its head where the branch came in contact. It dropped my brother and ran off. My brother laid on the ground dying slowly, blood gushing out of his wounds.
I lifted his head on my lap crying “ I’m sorry brother, I should have woke up sooner, I’m sorry” he looked up and smiled, his eyes glazed over as if he couldn’t see me any more. “ Its ok brother, it’s not your fault, and I forgive you. I love you Jake.” He said looking up. I cried burying my face in his bloody shirt, “ Jake,” he called for me “ you have to end my suffering, please brother.” I looked at him as he begged “ No I can’t! Anything but that!” I agonized in pain. “Please brother, I can’t take the pain anymore please.” He almost screamed. I nodded, understanding “ goodbye brother.” I whispered in his ear. “ goodbye.” He said softly. I grabbed his head and twisted, until his neck broke, he was gone.
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