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Chapter 4 Mountain

  • Katherine Pov
  • It's been seven days since I woke up in this forest, seven days I'd managed to survive with no food or water. Seven long dreadful days.
  • And I didn't have the strength in me to go on any longer.
  • The silence this situation engulfed me in left me with nothing to think of rather than Castro's betrayal which kept on playing over and over again in my head like a broken caseete.
  • My anger coupled with hunger made me thirst for revenge all the more. Each day that went by reminded me of my last memory with Castro; hearing his sinister laughter with Jasmine's as I faded into a big, dark oblivion of emptiness.
  • It's a pity that those were the last things I remember. And with that, I found the will to get up once again and leave this goddamn maze-like forest.
  • "Over there!" Fera says excitedly. "There's a mountain"
  • I let out a frustrated hiss. "With the way you were excited I thought you saw a pond of water or something"
  • "We would never know until we get there right?"
  • Staring at the high mountain, I instantly got discouraged. "No. There's no way I'm going to climb all the way up there"
  • "Then you might as well stay here and get eaten by a wild tiger"
  • I scoffed. "I would really like that or get run over by a truck. Because there's no way I'm going to climb up that mountain. I have no strength left in me"
  • "Really? If you give up now what's going to happen to the royal palace?. What about Father and Jethro jr?. I thought you wanted to avenge them"
  • Reminiscing Father's head beside my feet and the blood bath that happened at the palace, I clenched my fist.
  • My second chance at life would be meaningless if I gave up now.
  • "I hate the things you say sometimes, Fera" I grumbled as her words had convinced me to keep going.
  • Inhaling deeply, I dragged my feet slowly heading towards the mountain. I'd barely been walked miles away from where I was previously standing before wiping off the sweat from my face.
  • Standing at the feet of the mountain, I looked up at it's peak and suddenly got discouraged. I didn't have enough strength to super speed all the way up there so that meant that I had to climb all the a way up.
  • I cursed softly under my breath. "No matter how many times you show your frustration, you are still going to climb all the way up there" Fera's annoying voice chipped in.
  • "Are you positive there's something inside this mountain?"
  • "Inside it. Behind it. There has to be something"
  • "So we are working on your 'assumptions'?. Thanks for the hint"
  • Fera rolled her eyes, frustrated. "I'm sure we would find something sort of food there or a village behind the mountain. You are supposed to know all these things"
  • Yes, I was supposed to as the daughter of Alpha Jethro and the luna of the pack but now that I couldn't even find my way back to the palace, what use was the knowledge?.
  • It wasn't going to possibly get me out of this forest that's for sure. "So?. What is I'm supposed to know all that? Will it get us out of here? "
  • God knows how long I'm going to get stuck in this place. Even if I got out of here on time, how would I get back to the palace when I had no idea where I am?.
  • Moreover, what on earth must have happened in the palace during these past seven days?. Was there another coup or were people being taken in wrongly for slavery?.
  • "Aren't you going to get moving? We don't have all day" Fera questioned, interrupting my thoughts.
  • "I AM moving" I replied annoyed by her constant pestering.
  • Breathing in and exhaling deeply, I began to climb up the mountain with the sun shining brightly upon me. I'd barely gone far from where I was before when I felt my whole body began to feel weak and my legs started to give out.
  • "I've been going on for a while now and still no sign of water or food" I say in-between breaths. "I really can't go on anymore. Let's take a break here."
  • Fera didn't respond which was unlike her. "Fera?. Are you still there?"
  • No response. Fear started to course through my veins. "How could Fera had let me walk all the way up here just to leave me all alone? Hang on, Fera"
  • My desperation to make it to the other side of the mountain heightened but without watching where I stepped; I mistakenly tripped over a stone rolling down the green grasses on the mountains without stopping.
  • It happened so fast that I was unable to regain control over my body which didn't come to a stop until my head had hit a hard rock object knocking me almost all out.
  • "Katherine! Katherine, wake up!' I hear a fading voice call out my name. Although the voice wasn't clear, it sounded like Fera.
  • "Fera?" I questioned unsure, my eyes slowly closing up.
  • "Yes, it's me"
  • "That's a relief" I draw out. "That you are alright"
  • Maybe it was finally time I reunited with Father and Jethro junior. What was the use of longing after revenge when I couldn't even leave this forest?.
  • If I died now, would someone come for me then?. It wouldn't even matter if it was a vampire being drawn to me by the scene of my blood. I just wanted to see a different face in this forest that I've gotten sick and tired of for the past seven days.
  • But no one came. I chuckled over the fact that I wasn't even wanted by a vampire. "I wanted a different ending. What's all this?. Seriously, this is too cruel"
  • Just before my world went blank, I hear Fera calling out to me one last time. "Katherine!"