NEW LIFE CHAPTER 2

"Leader of the Western Pack." Winston said.

He looked inside and saw the pups. Bolt showed no fear and looked back.

"Im Bolt. This here is my friend, Humphrey." Bolt said.

Humphrey passed out and went limp.

"Then come out." Winston said.

"HA! Nice try! You arent taking us, weirdo." Bolt said, smartly.

"Fine." Winston said.

He unlocked the cage door by wiggling the handle and opened it.

"YOU STAY BACK!" Bolt yelled and bit down on Winston's nose.

"Ah! Damn it!" Winston yelped and rubbed his schnoz' with his paw.

"If you two come with me, youll get food and a place to live." Winston said.

"I dont know if we can trust you." Bolt said as Humphrey woke up.

"My leg..." Humphrey said weakly and gripped his leg with his paws.

"My wife is a healer." Winston said.

"Let's go." Humphrey said, about to pass out again.

Winston grabs them and sets them on his back, then takes off to his den.

"Eve. I found two puppies in a cage. This one needs to be looked at." Winston said, setting Humphrey in front of her.

Kate and Lily walk up to them.

"Hi! Who are you?" Bolt asked the two female pups that came up, as he smiled at them.

"I'm Kate and this is my sister Lily." Kate said.

"Kate." Humphrey said, weakly.

"Nice to meet yall. Im Bolt." Bolt said.

"You too. Who are you?" Kate asked Humphrey.

"I'm Humphrey." Humphrey said.

"Okay. Humphrey, you can get up now." Eve said.

Humphrey stood up and put some weight on his leg. It didnt hurt.

"Wow! How did you do that?" Humphrey asked, amazed.

"It's not hard to fix puppy bones. Your's just came out of place, so I popped them back in without you noticing." Eve explained.

"Thanks for helping my friend." Bolt thanked.

"Youre welcome." Eve said.

"So, Kate. What is it like here?" Humphrey asked.

Bolt decided to let Humphrey talk to the girls, so he went and talked to the adults. He told them what had happened to both him and Humphrey. He had a sad look on his face, but sucked it up, like his father taught him.

"Uh... I think it's kind of boring, actually." Kate said.

"Oh." Humphrey replied.

"Where are your parents?" Kate asked.

Humphrey slowly started to cry. Bolt heard him and went over to comfort him. Then Winston and Eve walk over.

"What did you do to him?" Eve asked.

"Nothing! I-I just asked him a question." Kate said.

"Humphrey, whats wrong?" Lily asked.

"Please, leave me alone." Humphrey said.

"Just do what he says, or he'll snap." Bolt said.

"But, what about your dad?" Kate asked.

"I don't know. After I saw my mom get attacked, I ran away." Humphrey said, staring at Kate.

"I'm just scared. I don't know what happened to my dad. I hope he's okay, even though he was mean to me." Humphrey said.

"Can you protect him? I cant by myself." Bolt asked Winston and Eve.

"Of course. You two can live here." Eve said.

"I can show you around, if you want." Kate offered.

"Thanks." Bolt and Humphrey said in unison.

"But I want to go back for a couple things." Bolt said.

"Okay. I will go with you." Winston said.

"I think I'm going to stay." Humphrey said.

"Thank you, sir. And Im sorry I thought you were a puppy predator. And that I bit you." Bolt apologized.

"It's okay." Winston said.

"When can we leave?" Bolt asked.

"We can now, if you want." Winston replied.

"Okay." Bolt said, and they left.

"Humphrey, where are you from?" Kate asked.

"I'm not sure." Humphrey said.

On the way down the hill from the den, Bolt got different looks from other wolves. Most were confused and unsure from adult males, the adult females didn't mind, and all the pups just stared at him, curiously.

"Sir, are they looking at me?" Bolt asked.

"They haven't seen a pup like you before." Winston said.

"Really?" Bolt asked as they made it out of the valley.

"Yeah. You are a wolf, arent you?" Winston asked.

"No. I was supposed to be a police dog when I got older." Bolt said.

"Okay. I wonder how Humphrey broke his leg?" Winston asked.

"I think he tripped over a tree root or something." Bolt said.

"Oh. That makes sense. So where are we going?" Winston asked.

"To the other side of the creek." Bolt whined.

"Okay." Winston said.

After about 30 minutes of walking in silence, Bolt thought it was too quiet and decided to start a conversation.

"Back at where you live, are there any places that I can exercise? I came here on a vacation trip, and I was still training...with my dad." Bolt said.

"And exercising helps get my mind off things." he added.

"Yeah, I can show you them sometime." Winston said.

"Okay, thanks." Bolt said.

"You're welcome." Winston replied.

After about four hours of walking and other small conversations, they finally made it to the creek. Bolt saw some rocks sticking out of the water and hopped on them to get across, with Winston following. They walked up along the creek bank for about a mile, until they finally made it.

"So, your parents left you?" Winston asked, looking at the cross, not sure how Bolt would reply.

Bolt sniffled.

"Yeah. And they don't know Im alive. They left thinking that Im dead. I never should've left!" Bolt cried.

"Wait, you ran away?" Winston asked, confused.

"Yeah. Its all my fault!" Bolt said through his sobs.

"Its okay, Bolt. What are we doing here?" Winston asked, as Bolt calmed down.

"Hold on a sec'." Bolt said, and he went to the cross.

He took his collar off and took his parents collars, and slipped them on. They were a little loose, but he would grow into them. He then grabbed the photo of him, Jessica, Brian, and Jamie, and shoved it between his neck and the two collars. Finally, he took his collar, and put it over the cross. He sat there for a moment, thinking. Bolt summed up his thoughts and turned to Winston.

"Okay, Im ready. Let's go." Bolt said.

Four hours later, theywalked in as Eve was talking to Lily. Kate was sleeping next to Humphrey, who was also sleeping.

"Looks like Humphrey and Kate are tired." Winston said.

"Yeah." Eve said.

Bolt went over to the other side of the den, pulls out the photo, and looks at it.

"I miss you guys. Im so sorry I left." Bolt whispered.

Kate shifts around and lays her head on Humphreys paw, then they both woke up.

"Hello." Humphrey said.

"Hi." Kate said back.

"Oh, I think they like each other." Winston said.

"Is Humphrey an Alpha or an Omega?" Eve asked.

"I don't know. Let's find out." Winston said.

"Humphrey, can you come over here for a second?" Winston asked.

"Yeah, I'm coming." Humphrey said and walked over.

"Are you an Alpha or an Omega?" Winston asked.

"Omega." Humphrey said, simply.

"Okay. You can go back and play with Kate." Eve said.

"Sir?" Bolt asked Winston.

"Yes, Bolt?" Winston asked.

"Where's that place you said I can exercise?" Bolt asked.

"I will show you tomorrow. Its almost dark out." Winston said.

Bolt sighed.

"Okay. What do we do now? Im bored." Bolt said.

"We all should to go to sleep." Winston said.

"Okay." Bolt said, and walked out of the den to sleep outside.

"Can I sleep in here?" Humphrey asked.

"Of course." Winston replied.

Humphrey goes and lays in the corner. Kate goes to her spot so does Lily.

About a few hours in the night, Winston woke up to see Humphrey, moving around like he was having a nightmare.

"Kate." Winston whispered.

"Ugh... Yeah, Dad?" Kate asked, now half awake.

"Go sleep with Humphrey." Winston said.

Kate looked at Humphrey, who was moving around, having a bad dream. Kate gets up and takes her blanket (a piece of cloth) and lays it on Humphrey and her, then falls back to sleep.

NEXT DAY

Bolt woke up with an uncomfortable start. About six male pups were surrounding him, just staring at him.

"Uh, can I help you?" Bolt asked.

"Do you think he's from the Eastern Pack?" one asked.

That one was Hutch.

"Probably. Get up." another pup ordered.

That one was Cando. Bolt stood up.

"Why are you here?" Cando demanded an answer.

"I was found by Winston." Bolt said.

"You don't belong here." Cando said.

"The leaders dont mind." Bolt said.

"I don't care. Leave." Cando ordered.

"No." Bolt said simply.

The other pups gasped.

"Nobody says "No" to me." Cando said.

"Well I just did. Now leave me alone." Bolt said, then got up and turned around to leave.

"NOT so fast!" Cando said, and grabbed Bolt's collars with his teeth.

"Let. Me. Go." Bolt ordered.

He let go, but didn't let him walk away. He just walked right in front of Bolt.

"And what are you going to do about it?" Cando asked.

"This." Bolt said and flipped Cando on his back, snarling in his face.

Eve woke up to the sound of snarling outside of the den, so she quickly went to see who it was.

"What's going on out here?" Eve demanded, once she saw the two pups fighting.

"He's trying to beat me up!" Cando said in an innocent voice.

"WHAT!? You wouldnt leave me alone!" Bolt argued.

"Bolt, get off him. Cando and the others, go home. I'll talk to your parents later." Eve demanded.

All the pups obeyed, and went home. Cando was the last to leave. He quickly grabbed Bolt and whispered in his ear, "This isn't over." And left with a smile on his face.

"Bolt, can I talk to you for a moment?" Eve asked.

"Yes, ma'am." Bolt said.

She lead Bolt away from the den a little ways.

"Bolt, fighting with the members of the same pack is not tolerable." Eve said in a serious tone.

"But he-" Bolt started, but Eve cut him off.

"I don't care who did what first, of even how it started. But when you feel threatened by of of your own pack, you just walk away. If this happens again and Winston or I find out about it, you will be banished from the pack immediately. That's just Pack Law. Understand?" Eve asked.

"But I-" Bolt said, but was cut off again.

"Is that understood?" Eve asked more serious.

Bolt sighed.

"Yes, ma'am." Bolt gave up and said.

"Good. Now, breakfast is in the den. Come eat." Eve said and left, with Bolt following behind, into the den..

"Hey, Bolt." Humphrey called.

"What?" Bolt said with attitude, trying to forget what had just happened.

"Someone is not in the mood to talk." humphrey said.

"No, Im fine. What do you need?" Bolt asked in a fake, happier tone.

"Bolt, come on. I know something's wrong." Humphrey said.

"Im fine!" Bolt repeated, but let out an angered tone.

"Nope. I don't believe you." Humphrey said.

"Leave me alone!" Bolt said and lunged at Humphrey as a warning, teeth bared, stopping right in front of him.

"You don't scare me." humphrey said.

"Humphrey stop!" Lily shouted.

"Both of you, quit!" Winston demanded.

Bolt was so mad right now. He took his right paw and swiped Humphrey acrossed the face, blood dripping from the abrasions he left.

"You stupid dog!" Humphrey yelled.

He jumped and put four cuts from his claws down Bolt's side, knocking him over.

Bolt got back up and tackled Humphrey, going for the neck. Just as Bolt's jaws were fit around Humphrey's neck, Eve stepped in.

"GOD DAMN IT YOU TWO! STOP!" Eve shouted and grabbed the two, carried them outside and dropped the on the stone ledge, both letting out an "OOF!" grunt.

Humphrey stood up and bit Bolt's leg, causing it to bleed. Bolt went back at him and bit his shoulder, which now bled. Eve got sick of it and shoved the two away from each other, causing them two to roll backwards a few times.

"YOU TWO, STOP IT NOW!" Eve shouted, now outraged.

"I hate you, Humphrey!" Bolt said and ran away in anger.

Humphrey calmed down and realized his pain and got dizzy, then fell off the ledge, which was about a 8 foot drop. Eve also calmed down, and went for Humphrey. Bolt just ran. He ran through the valley, until he ran into someone.

"Hey! Watch it!" the pup said.

It was Cando.

"I hope youre leaving, you worthless dog." he said.

Bolt had, had enough of him. He went up to Cando and bit down on his leg, hard enough that he broke it. Cando yelped and Bolt kicked him to finish him off, then fled. He ran all the way out of the valley.

"Get Bolt..." Humphrey whispered, weakly to Eve.

"No. Youre in worse condition. We'll deal with him later." Eve said and picked Humphrey up and brought him into the den.

"I don't care. Go get Bolt." Humphrey said.

"Winston, can you go find him?" Eve asked nicely.

"Yeah." Winston said and he left the den.

Winston ran and followed the way the blood dripped on the ground went. By now, Bolt was at the edge of a cliff, crying.

"Nobody cares about me! Why did I even come here? I just hurt two pups. Now I wont even be accepted there by anybody now." Bolt sobbed.

Then he got a thought. A way to end this all. Bolt stood at the edge of the cliff and looked down. It was a good 30 feet down. And he felt it was best.

"Im sorry everyone." Bolt said and he walked off.

UNKNOWN POV

I was just walking down the path I normally did in the afternoon. I stopped and got a drink. But when I picked my head up, I saw something unusual.

"Why would someone be standing so close to the edge of the- OH MY GOD!" I yelled.

This white wolf just walked off the edge of the cliff! And they fell and fell. It got close to the bottom and I heard crunching of tree branches and a thump.

My heart started racing and I ran to where I heard the thump.

"Oh my god! Dont be dead!" I thought.

END OF CHAPTER 2

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