Why am I writing another story already? I don't know the answer to that myself. This was an idea that's been in my head for a while. It all started with a conversation between me and HyperShanic01 on Facebook that ended up becoming this. I chose to write something else on Facebook, but the alternative wouldn't leave me alone.
If none of you care about this explanation, that's fine.
Summary: AUish. After becoming a werehog like his brother, Sonic, Shadow got into an accident that turned him into a werepup with no memories of his "past life", causing Sonic to be the one who raises him. Sonic, however has Multiple Personality Disorder/Syndrome that originates with his different forms. Unfortunately, Werehog seems to enjoy making Shadow's life hell…
Important Note, Please Read: Shadow is technically like a 5 year-old human now, but he had to learn how to speak again, so he has his own way of referring to Sonic and other people. Anything misspelled, or words that don't fit, are there because he doesn't know the right way to say them. He calls Sonic "'oni-nii" because, he can't really pronounce "Sonic" right, and he looks up to him like an older brother. :) Also, this is all from Shadow the Werepup's perspective.
"blah"- someone from Sonic's mind talking/thought speak
Warning: Child Abuse! Don't like, hit the back button to save yourselves.
Disclaimer: I own nothing, except for the fact that I was the one who started this on Facebook.
He didn't know what to do. He wanted to listen to his 'oni-nii and run, but he didn't want Were-san to hit him.
"Shadow, run! Don't let him hurt you!" he heard his 'oni-nii's voice inside his head. He wasn't sure how his 'oni-nii was doing that…
"Get OVER HERE before I make you, runt!" Were-san yelled. Things were getting bad.
He knew from last time that things got worse if he ran away, but his fear caused him to take a step back, and before he knew it, he was running away from Were-san.
The furious yell of "RUNT!" soon echoed through the forest. He sped up, wanting…needing to get away from Were-san.
He didn't get very far before being grabbed roughly by the scruff and slammed into a tree. He was in for it now.
He struggled, though he knew it was in vain. He froze when he heard the sound of a branch being snapped off the tree, and he gave Were-san a pleading and fearful look.
"Didn't you learn your lesson last time, runt? You must always listen to me!"
He yelped in pain when he was thrown into the ground and the branch immediately made contact with his small body. This was soon followed by more yelps as Were-san brought the branch down hard all over his body. Soon, he was in too much pain to beg for Were-san to stop.
"Damn it, werehog! Why are you doing this to him?! He doesn't deserve it!" he heard his 'oni-nii shout.
"He needs to learn to listen," Were-san answered, though it sounded more like Were-san was talking to himself.
A small part of him believed Were-san. This wouldn't have happened if he had listened.
The pain was becoming too much, and tears leaked out of his eyes, though he was trying to hold them in.
"Stop that crying! Crying only makes you weak!" Were-san yelled as he bringing the branch down harder, so hard in fact that it caused his skin to break.
He tried really hard to hold the rest of his tears in, but he hurt so much. He wanted the pain to stop.
Finally, after what seemed like forever, the pain stopped. He slowly looked back at Were-san, only to see why he'd stopped. The sun was starting to come up. His 'oni-nii was going to be back. He would be safe, for now.
"Don't think this means your punishment is over, runt," was the last thing Were-san said before he was enveloped in a white light.
Seconds later, he was looking his 'oni-nii, who looked sad. This confused him a little. Why was his 'oni-nii sad?
"'oni-nii? Why do you look sad?" he asked, shakily getting up.
"…I said that I would keep him from hurting you again, but I didn't. I wasn't able to protect you, Shads."
Now it was his turn to look sad. He shook his head, looking at the ground. "My fault…"
He tensed and winced when he felt a hand firmly grab his shoulder, thinking for one wild second that his 'oni-nii was going to beat him like Were-san did, but he relaxed when nothing happened.
He then felt another hand tilting his head up until he was looking right into his 'oni-nii's eyes.
"It. Was. Not. Your. Fault. None of it was your fault, Shadow." He knew his 'oni-nii was trying to make him understand, and he wanted to believe him, but he found that he couldn't.
He looked away for a second, then looked back at his 'oni-nii, uncertain.
After several seconds of silence, his 'oni-nii sighed, let him go, and said, "Come on, let's get back to the Tornado. We gotta get your wounds cleaned," before heading back to the Tornado.
He was a bit scared to follow. He remembered the time he had his paws cleaned after he had bit them too hard. That had hurt. He was also afraid of what Were-san might say when he saw the cleaned injuries.
He was scared, but he knew he had to listen, to stay in his place. That's what Were-san said, so he followed his 'oni-nii back to the plane, though he hurt all over his body. He didn't want Were-san to think he was weak. He didn't want to be weak, even though he doesn't really know what that means.
When they got to the plane, he saw his 'oni-nii hop into it to look for the…what was it? Medacil kit? What it medacil? Or mecidal? He didn't know. He'd have to ask later.
After a few minutes, his 'oni-nii said "Ah, here it is," and then jumped back out of the plane, holding the kit. "Come on over here, Shads, and let's get those taken care of."
He knew what was in that kit. He didn't want the stinging stuff on his wounds again. But he knew he had to listen, so he painfully walked over to his 'oni-nii.
He was gently scooped up and he settled into his 'oni-nii's arms. He soon smelled the stinging stuff, and though he wanted to get away, he knew that staying put would help make it end quicker. It didn't stop him from yelping as it was put onto his wounds. That stuff hurt.
"Easy, Shadow. It'll be over soon."
He felt tears in his eyes, and he remembered what Were-san had said to him last night. 'Crying only makes you weak.' He tried his hardest to keep the tears in, but he could do nothing about the whimpers that came from his throat.
After what felt like hours to him, the burning stopped, though his back still stung a little.
"Okay, that's done. Now for the easy part," his 'oni-nii said. He relaxed when he heard that.
After a few seconds of nothing, he felt the…bandages? yeah, that sounded right, being wrapped around him, to cover his wounds.
That didn't take very long, and he relaxed even more. Even though the pain was still there, he didn't hurt as much now.
He was so relaxed, he nearly jumped a foot in the air when he had suddenly felt his 'oni-nii petting his head.
"Did I wake you up from dreamland?" his 'oni-nii asked with a small laugh.
Realizing he was being made fun of, he pouted, only to have that turn into a yawn. He was obviously tired from what happened the past couple nights.
"Getting sleepy, Shads? Get some rest. You deserve it."
Since he was tired anyway, it took him seconds to fall asleep.
Some time later…
He woke up to find that he was still in his 'oni-nii's arms, his 'oni-nii had also fallen asleep, and it was still daytime. That was good. He needed to practice controlling his Chaos Energy like Were-san said. But first he needed to get out of his 'oni-nii's arms. He slowly moved, only to have his body start hurting again.
He still tried, though, and after a while, he finally got himself free. He slowly walked a few steps away from his 'oni-nii, then…consecrated on the color yellow. Were-san had said consecrating on yellow would make it easier. But what was yellow? He knew it was a color, but he didn't know what it looked like. He looked up at the sun. Was the sun yellow? He didn't know, but it was worth a try.
He closed his eyes and consecrated on the sun. After a couple seconds, he felt something moving in his body. His Chaos Energy. As he consecrated more on the sun, he felt more of it moving. He tried to consecrate less so he could feel less of it moving, but it didn't work. Not good. What's going on? He felt more and more of his Chaos Energy moving in his body. He felt it building up. This was bad. This was very bad. It was another Chaos Blast. He started getting scared as he remembered what happened the last time he did a Chaos Blast.
He needed to let it go, but he didn't want to hurt his 'oni-nii.
All of a sudden, he felt someone pick him up and hold him close.
He was so surprised, his Chaos Energy went away. He opened his eyes and looked up to see his 'oni-nii looking back at him.
"Having fun trying to blow up the forest, Shadow?"
He shook his head. "Need to practice. He said so. He said I needed to control it."
His 'oni-nii sighed, "Shadow, you can't do everything he tells you to. Stand up to him."
He looked at the ground. "Can't. I tried, and he hit me."
"…Then why not just run before he takes over tonight?"
He tensed and shook his head faster. "He'll find me. Running makes it worse. Running always makes it worse."
His body shook as he tried to keep his tears in again.
"Shadow…it's okay to cry…"
He wanted to believe him; he really did, but Were-san…
"'Crying only makes you weak…'"
His 'oni-nii tilted his head up again and looked right in his eyes. "It doesn't make you weak, Shadow. Everyone cries, even me."
This shocked him "Really? Even you, 'oni-nii?"
His 'oni-nii smiled a bit. "Yeah, even me. Crying isn't a sign of weakness, it's a way to tell someone that you're sad or hurting, so they can try and help you."
Hearing this, he smiled and let a few tears out, which were wiped away by his 'oni-nii.
"See? That wasn't so bad, was it?"
He didn't shake his head, but he didn't nod. He lowered his ears.
"Don't worry, Shadow. I'll fight his taking over tonight while you hide, alright?"
He thought about it, then nodded. "Alright."
"Good, we have a plan. Now we just have to wait…until sunset…oh, boy…"
Okay, first chapter done.
This felt weird to write. I'm a Shadow fan, yet i liked writing this. Is that a good thing?
I hope you guys liked it. It's hard writing in the mindset of a child, so if there are any mistakes, besides spelling because they're supposed to be there, let me know, cause I think I need help with it.
Also, I am in need of a title for this story. Put what you think would be a good title in your reviews, and I'll pick the best one. Winner gets a sneak peek of the next chapter!